Today in news: Bobby Cannavale is joining Nurse Jackie basically full-time, In Plain Sight gets the axe, and Benjamin Bratt is coming back to visit the Pritchett-Dunphy clan.
Vinny Guadagino: couldn't live with his Jersey Shore buddies, couldn't live without them.
With another Fourth of July upon us, it's time to celebrate our freedom, and for us TV junkies, that means freedom from crappy shows and, more specifically, certain awful characters. Some of these people were on blissfully canceled shows, while others were recently ousted from halfway decent programs. Let's toast our independence from these most dreadful creations:
Dear Kyle - Please say yes! - Love, TWoP
AMC's upcoming new series The Walking Dead has everyone talking -- and with good reason, since it's the first regular zombie show on TV, it's based on a great comic book and the early footage looks amazing. And withThe Hollywood Reporter asking if zombies are the next vampires (even though their comeback started way before the current vampire craze), we decided that America needs more zombies on television. But don't bother coming up with new series -- just convert existing series to a new zombie format! Like so!
Summer's supposed to be the time for television that's fun, light-hearted fare that keeps us entertained until the fall, when the more dramatic and intellectually challenging programming starts. But this summer, a number of shows have us in tears each week due to their downbeat nature. As a public service, we've decided to identify the most fetal-position-inducing series so you know what to avoid when you're feeling good and what to watch when you just want a good cry:
Great news: Glee can now have an epically boring episode if it wants.
More work for former Panthers!
Today in news: Breaking Bad gets shopped around, Lucy Liu joins the wave of movie stars coming to TV, and the Bachelorette finale is a fail.
We're still depressed about the end of Friday Night Lights and then we started watching the new "Now or Never" arc of Degrassi only to see a very familiar plot from being played out on the teen show. Now we loved FNL, and we love Degrassi, but FNL did make a major misstep with one little tiny murder storyline that dragged down its second season. Out of all the fantastic issues that Lights tackled, why, oh why, did Degrassi choose that one?