Lots of episode orders today, so let's get to it.
This week, we'd like to give a special shout-out to Lifetime Television for debuting two new shows with some really awful people. Thanks! That more than makes up for lackluster episodes of The Bachelorette and Celebrity Rehab. Now let's see who the five worst reality TV stars were this week, and decide on a winner, by which we mean loser.
Halloween is a special time in TV land, where shows go crazy with spooky, scary theme episodes unencumbered by the heartwarming tinge required of Christmas episodes. No, Halloween episodes tend to just be fun departures, and we're generally big fans of them. This year, Castle kicked off the week's festivities with last night's awesome, Firefly-referencing episode, and upcoming previews show 30 Rock and The Office getting into the game later this week as well. So, in honor of all the Halloween excitement on TV right now, we thought we'd look back at our ten favorite Halloween episodes of years past.
All of this focus on overweight reality shows -- Biggest Loser, Dance Your Ass Off, More to Love -- has drawn our attention away from the original plus-size primetime stars. You know, the fictional ones? Most of the great TV shows of the modern era have included at least one character from this increasingly sizable segment of society, and nine times out of ten they ended up being our favorite character on the series. Here are ten who float to the top of our favorites list.
The Law & Order franchise of shows is known for the caliber of its guest stars. From movies, TV and theater, they come to play victims -- or, more often, perpetrators -- of horrible crimes. And to kick off the new season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the producers scored a couple of doozies. Luke Perry, formerly of Jeremiah, Oz and the original 90210 plays the father of a troubled boy, and Sara Gilbert of Big Bang Theory and Roseanne fame plays a rape victim who had to give up her child. The two of them participated in a conference call recently with show producer Neal Baer, and they talked a lot about the process of playing such intense roles -- including a certain Dylan McKay... read on for the highlights of the conference call.