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This Week on TV (1/17-1/23)


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MONDAY (1/17)

  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 P.M.): "Charlie can't get over Rose being married, and he begins to stalk her." He never realized she was a Heavenly Creature until now.
  • Heavy (A&E, 10 P.M.): Series premiere. "Two 37-year-olds from Houston are profiled in the opener of a series following 22 individuals struggling with obesity as they try to adhere to a healthy regimen for six months." This isn't light fare we're talking about.
  • Harry's Law (NBC, 10 P.M.): Series premiere. "Irascible attorney Harriet 'Harry' Korn is fired in the series opener and sets up her own practice in an abandoned shoe store." Her clients shouldn't be fooled into thinking they will Payless.

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TV on DVD: January 4, 2011

Make It or Break ItHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Big Love (Season 4)
  • iCarly (Season 2, Vol. 2)
  • Enemy at the Door (Series 2)
  • Make It or Break It (Season 1, Vol. 2)
  • Mannix (Season 4)
  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Season 2) **Avail. 1/9**
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County (Season 3) **Avail. 1/9**
  • The Ricky Gervais Show (Season 1)
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends (Complete Series)
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures (Season 3)
  • Top Chef: DC (Complete Season) **Avail. 1/9**

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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Amanda Seyfried to Return to Big Love

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Cable, HBO, Spoilers, Video,

Amanda Seyfried, oldest daughter to Bill and Barb (Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn), will return to HBO’s Big Love to reprise her role as Sarah,

Seyfriend left the series in Season 4, when her character left with husband Scott Quitman (Aaron Paul).

Paul will appear alongside Seyfriend in the final episode of the series, scheduled to air in March. The fifth and final season of Big Love will premiere in January.

Read More | Hollywood Reporter

Big Love Coming to a Big End

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Let’s hope TLC brings back the action, because it’s soon going to end on HBO. It was just announced that Big Love's upcoming fifth season will also double as its last.

According to the show’s producers, the decision to end the program was simply storyline-dictated.

“When we created Big Love in 2002, we had a strong conception of the journey the Henrickson family would make over the course of the series, of the story we had to tell,” creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer said in a statement. “While we were in the writers’ room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culmination of that story.”

Mark and Will did offer fans some good news to help offset the disappoinment. “This coming January, we look forward to presenting our audience with the most vibrant and satisfying final season of a television series that we can produce,” the duo promised.

Big Love will begin its farewell on January 16.

Read More | E! Online

Quote of the Day: Chloe Sevigny on Big Love’s Awful Season

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, HBO, Gossip,

Big Love

UPDATE: You can read Sevigny’s apology for her comments here.

“It was awful this season, as far as I’m concerned. I’m not allowed to say that! [Gasps.] It was very telenovela. I feel like it kind of got away from itself. The whole political campaign seemed to me very farfetched. I mean, I love the show, I love my character, I love the writing, but I felt like they were really pushing it this last season. And with nine episodes, I think they were just squishing too much in. HBO only gave us nine Sundays, because they have so much other original programming—especially with The Pacific—and they only have a certain amount of Sundays per year, so we only got nine Sundays. I think that they had more story than episodes. I think that’s what happened… Me and the girls [ and Ginnifer Goodwin] definitely were not very happy with where it was going—or more kind of, ‘We really hope it’s going to work. It seems like they’re really pushing it.’ I think next season, they’re going to go back to more just the family. I think that the stuff with Ben and Lois and that stuff was really great in Mexico, but… [Laughs.]”

-Golden Globe winner Chloe Sevigny (Nicolette Grant) agreeing with criticism of ‘s fourth season.

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Over 20 TV Theme Songs Get Mashed Up


Every once in a while, someone winds up with a little too much time on their hands—and you get to enjoy their efforts.

In this clip, 22 television theme songs are combined for a fun medley. Included are: , The Simpsons, The O.C., Naruto, Family Guy, Married with Children, Cheers, That ‘70s Show, Big Love, Freaks and Geeks, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, Firefly, The Office, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Scrubs, True Blood, Charles in Charge, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Mission Impossible and Friends.

Kudos to those who could name every tune in just two notes.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (2/4)

Big Love

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • Big Love (HBO) - Season 5
  • Cake Boss (TLC) - Season 3
  • Jersey Shore (MTV) - Season 2
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC) - Season 3
  • Police Women (TLC) - Season 2
  • Teen Mom (MTV) - Season 2

 

EXTENSIONS
  • Castle (ABC) - Two more episodes ordered.

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This Week on TV (1/18-1/24)


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MONDAY (1/18)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Financial issues have Ricky and Adrian at odds.” I hear Playgirl is always an option for baby daddies.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Robin discovers that she’s the subject of a drinking game.” Every time she sits in the right booth take a shot; when she sits in the left booth, take two.
  • The Buried Life (MTV, 10pm):  Series premiere. “Four young adventurers tackle a list of 100 things they’d like to do before they die, while helping others fulfill their own dreams along the way.” “Bring back videos to MTV” will have to go unchecked.

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TV on DVD: January 5, 2010

Big Love Season 3 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • American Experience: The 1930s
  • Battlestar Galactica (Season 1)  **Blu-ray**
  • Big Love (Season 3)
  • Chuck (Season 2)
  • The Circuit (TV Movie)
  • Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus (Story 5)
  • Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma (Story 137)
  • The Good Witch (TV Movie)
  • Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (Complete Series)
  • The Philanthropist (Complete Series)
  • Super Friends (Season 1, Vol. 1)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Casting Corner: Greek, Vampire Diaries and More

Lea ThompsonMia Kirshner

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Greek: Some Kind of Wonderful’s object of desire is now the parent of a college student. Lea Thompson will guest on the ABC Family show as Cappie’s mother. Her arrival will happen during an ‘80s-themed episode. The show kicks off again on January 25.

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