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Rob Lowe to Stay with ‘Parks,’ Won’t Join CBS for ‘Men’

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, CBS, NBC, Gossip, Rumors,

Rob Lowe, Parks and Recreation

Keep him on NBC, whatever it takes! The executive producer of Amy Poehler-powered Parks and Recreation has stepped forward to refute Internet rumor that Rob Lowe will take over for the recently-fired Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.

And thank goodness. Lowe’s hilarious Parks character has made the show better than ever in season 3. Producer Michael Schur says there is “no truth” to the rumors whatsoever that Lowe will move from NBC over to CBS.

We hear they’re getting sued, anyway, so maybe it’s best to stay off the Warner Bros. lot for now.

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Casting Corner: In Treatment, Royal Pains and More

Debra Winger

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

In Treatment: Terms of Endearment actress Debra Winger will be working out her issues on the coming season of the HBO show. The Oscar nominee will reportedly play a “formerly big star” who is suffering from anxiety over her career. A return date for Treatment has not yet been announced.

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VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel and the Handsome Men’s Club

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Specials, ABC, Video,

Whether you’re watching it for the first time, or for the fifth time—this is some funny s**t.

On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards special, the host gave us an inside look at the HMC, a.k.a. the Handsome Men’s Club.

Several items were on the agenda during the club’s meeting yesterday. Are Robert Pattinson and Taylor worthy of induction—or are they merely cute? (The Office‘s John Krasinksi already fills the club’s “cute” quota.) Should be allowed to change his name to “Handsome” Hawke? (Answer: Yes.) Is Jimmy Kimmel good-looking enough to even be in the club—let alone be it’s president?

Find out what happens - and who betrays Kimmel - in the video above.

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Casting Corner: Nikita, Parks and Recreation and More

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

Parks and Recreation: Will Rob Lowe be trading in his Senate seat for a job with the parks department? According to Entertainment Weekly, the soon-to-be departing Brothers & Sisters star is in talks to join the NBC comedy. It’s not clear what role he’ll fill, but Lowe will supposedly start his run sometime this season.

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Rob Lowe Leaving Brothers & Sisters

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Gossip, Spoilers,

Rob Lowe on Brothers & Sisters

He’s endured several political runs, a heart attack, an adoption, his wife’s cancer and another man, but Robert McCallister has finally had enough.

After nearly four seasons on Brothers & Sisters, has chosen to leave the program. Lowe, who was brought on early in the series to help spark ratings, simply felt being a Walker outsider wasn’t fulfilling anymore.

Rob’s decision may have come at a convenient time for the network. According to E! Online, ABC has been looking to get rid of a character to save money. So does this Robert’s marriage with Kitty won’t survive…or that the senator won’t? I’m sure we’ll find out during May sweeps.

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The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards

61st Annual Emmy Awards

Could the be another year for firsts?

Around this same time last September, the execs of basic cable were thrilled to see one of their own finally win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (Mad Men). Meanwhile, producers of reality fare saw an award given to one of their hosts (Jeff Probst). So which other category could be covered during this round? Animation.

For the first time since 1961 (when The Flintstones were still on air), an animated program has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. So will Family Guy finally go where The Simpsons has never gone before? Not if the six other contenders have anything to say about it!

So who won? Who lost? Which funnyman took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor since Jeremy Piven wasn’t even nominated? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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TV on DVD: September 23, 2008

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

Boston Legal Season 4 DVD

Steven Weber Returns to Television

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC,

Steven WeberWhat’s your TV screen been lacking these days? If you’re like me, you may have been thinking . Then again, he’s probably not the first name to come to mind, but he’s welcome on my TV any day. Weber, if you recall, last starred on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which while overrated, was no fault of his. Think back a bit further and you may recall him from the series Wings, one of those classic little sitcoms with the great ensemble cast. Incidentally, how amazing does Weber’s Wings co-star look on ? Put him in the “never ages” hall of fame with ! Huh…? Oh, sorry, just daydreaming a bit there. Back to Weber, who will next be seen on NBC’s comedy Zip—this show has been bumping along without a green light since last spring, but once Weber was signed on as single dad/con man Trip Stringer, the show got the go-ahead. He’s replacing Rob Huebel, who starred in the original pilot. And speaking of Rob Lowe territory, Weber will make a guest appearance on this season.

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This Week on TV (9/24-9/30)

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MONDAY (9/24)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  Series premiere
  • Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  Special 1.5 hour season premiere.  Let’s start placing bets now!
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  Mandy Moore guest-stars in the season premiere.  Also,  what will happen to Ted and Robin?
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:30pm):  Welcome the reunion of Roseanne’s Darlene and David.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  Season premiere
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  Season premiere.  Rumor has it someone could be leaving the show very soon.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 9:30pm):  Season premiere
  • The Bachelor (ABC, 9:30pm):  Special 1.5 hour premiere.  Apparently Brad Womack has a twin brother.  Am I the only one wondering if they traded places during the show?
  • Journeyman (NBC, 10pm):  Series premiere
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  Season premiere

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Rob Lowe Pegs Bird While Golfing

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Gossip,

Rob Lowe I just had to comment on this Rob Lowe news because just a couple of days ago I was noting how this man never ages. I’ve been catching up on some DVR recordings of Brothers & Sisters and noted how great Lowe looks. I was a fan back in the St. Elmo’s Fire days, and not much has changed since. I dare you to find anyone better—male or female—that looks better than Rob Lowe on High Def! He’s certainly tapped into the fountain of youth, and he is magnificent on Brothers & Sisters. But anyway, enough about his smoldering good looks. Sigh… seems he’s got a killer golf game too. He was participating in a celebrity golf tournament in Iowa when he hit a passing bird during a shot on the fourth hole. He pegged the goldfinch and dropped the ball within 50 yards of the green. Of course, Lowe quipped, “That’s my birdie. That’s unbelievable. Who comes here and kills the state bird? Only me.” Gotta love him. Even if he is a bird killer.

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