November 29, 2011 |
You know the stars of TV Land's new sitcom, “The Exes,” from their past hits, including “Seinfeld,” “Scrubs,” “Third Rock from the Sun” and “The Starter Wife.” Keep those happy memories in mind if you tune in Wednesday. “The Exes” ( 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, TV Land; 2 stars ) is infinitely more entertaining than Fran Drescher's mediocre “Happily Divorced,” but like that TV Land show it pales in comparison to the network's “Hot in Cleveland.” “Cleveland,” by the way, returns Wednesday to unhook us from last season's cliffhanger in...
February 13, 2012 |
So you've met a hot guy, and he looks exactly like "True Blood"star Ryan Kwanten, but he's lame as hell. Would you put a bag over any conversation and do your business, or kick him to the curb? That's the quandary Jess (Zooey Deschanel) faces in the "Valentine's Day" episode of Fox's"New Girl," airing at 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Kwanten guest stars as Oliver, a hot guy Jess meets when her roomies take her out on Valentine's Day. But as you can see from the video clips in the player above, Oliver is pretty ... boring.
November 28, 2011 |
With each episode of the Fox comedy "New Girl," we've gotten to know Jess and her roomies Nick and Schmidt pretty well. But we haven't learned a lot about Winston. He played basketball in Europe. He seems to be the most even-keeled of the group. He doesn't have a job, and isn't sure of what job he wants or can get. But in "Bells," airing at 8 p.m. Nov. 29, we'll see Winston's dark side, teases Chicago native Lamorne Morris. (He's such a Tunkel.) "First of all, Winston is extremely good at whatever he does," Morris told me during a...
November 15, 2011 |
Some of my fondest memories of my early single years (notice I said “early”) in Chicago have to do with the holidays, when my friends and I would get together and not only drink, but make Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Those get-togethers always were enjoyable and sometimes uncomfortable - I'm thinking specifically of the time I accidentally eavesdropped on some rather loud sex being had in the bedroom next to the pantry where I was trying to sleep. Anyway, a friend introducing a new boyfriend or girlfriend into the group...
March 14, 2012 |
OK, this is not a story about seven roommates in Chicago, but Chicago residents could be among the seven roommates living together somewhere for the 28th season of MTV's "Real World. " MTV hasn't said where the roomies will live, but casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions, creators of the long-running reality series, will conduct an open casting call March 31 at Dave and Busters. Applicants must be at least 21 years old by March 1, 2013, and "appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24. " They should a great personality and a willingness to...
April 11, 2012 |
You may not want to wait to see James Van Der Beek in ABC's new comedy "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23," but don't let the inconsistent premiere turn you away. The former "Dawson's Creek" hunk provides much of the charm and limited punch lines until "Apartment 23" ( 8:30 p.m. April 11, ABC; 2.5 stars ) starts to find its way in later episodes. When June (Dreama Walker) moves to New York for a job at a big investment bank she discovers the FBI closing the place down and arresting the boss for a Bernie Madoff-like scam.