Show of the Week: Star Trek the Next Generation Somewhere between William Shatner as Captain Kirk and Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, we ended up with a classically trained British actor named Sir Patrick Stewart playing one Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Star Trek: The Next Generation was not without its detractors at first, (and the first two seasons are admittedly terrible), but in the decades since its original run, it's become one of the most beloved tent-poles of a major science fiction franchise. With a chillier, more distinctly philosophical aesthetic than its predecessor, ST:TNG's seven seasons are a hardcore TV binge-er's dream -- and let's face it, the inclusion of Jonathan Frakes' Commander Riker makes the experience easy on the eyes -- but the casual viewer should probably take our advice and start with season three. Check it out » Bromances Star Trek: The Next Generation S2E3: Elementary, Dear Data STTNG also got us thinking about that very special brand of male bonding: bromances. One of the most lovable bromances on that show was the one between Data and Geordi, exemplified quite well in the season two episode "Elementary, My Dear Data" . Data as Sherlock? Well, that's just logical! Sherlock S2E3: The Great Game Speaking of Sherlock and Watson, that classic bromance has been updated in a fantastic British series called, simply, Sherlock , with Sherlock played as a slightly Asperger-esque sleuth by Benedict Cumberbatch. His partner in crime (solving), Watson, is played by the always-amusing Martin Freeman, and their unique relationship is on full display in the episode "The Great Game." Seinfeld S9E1: The Butter Shave Moving on to a slightly less serious--though no less mysterious--bromance, we've got Jerry and George in Seinfeld . While their bromance could also seem, at times, to be more of a "frenemy" situation, it's hard to deny they were pretty much joined at the hip, particularly in the ninth season episode "The Butter Shave," when they both decide to "take a vacation from themselves" by growing mustaches together. Space Ghost Coast to Coast S2E3: Girlie Show In more animated relationships, we have the talk show host Space Ghost, and his musical sidekick, Zorak, on the animated series Space Ghost Coast to Coast . Space Ghost and Zorak come very, very close to admitting their love for each other in this episode, although ultimately, there's more love tossed at guest Fran Dresher than there is at each other. Scrubs S6E6: My Musical The hospital comedy Scrubs simply couldn't exist without the long-standing friendship between central characters J.D. and Turk. Their bromance was so intense, they had to sing about in a song entitled "Guy Love" in the musical episode called, appropriately, "My Musical." To quote, "It's guy love/between two guys!" Wiflred S2E2: Letting Go We're not entirely sure if the friendship between a guy and an imaginary man in a dog suit qualifies as "bromance" or simply "insanity," but really, isn't that the dilemma at the heart of the dark comedy Wilfred ? And that friendship was put to its ultimately test in the season two episode "Letting Go," in which they contemplate going their separate ways. (Spoiler alert: The show is till on the air. You can guess what decision they came to.) New Girl S2E18: TinFinity While New Girl may be centered on a girl, namely, Zooey Deschanel's Jess, the real fun is found in the friendships between her male roommates, particularly the one between Schmidt and Nick, friends since college. Schmidt finds their bromance so important, in fact, that he celebrates its 10-year-anniversary with a party in the episode "TinFinity." But things don't go too smoothly when a famous football player enters the picture... Friends S1E12: The One With the Dozen Lasagnas. Which brings us to one of the most beloved bromances in modern sitcom history, the undying love between Joey and Chandler on Friends . They were the perfect yin and yang: Joey had the lady swagger Chandler was lacking, and Chandler had the smarts lovable-but-dumb Joey would never attain. Just watch them problem-solve replacing a broken table while eating lasagna in the episode "The One With the Dozen Lasagnas" : that's love, friends. Tell us what you think of our picks, SideReelers! Did your favorite bromances make the cut? Let us know in the comments!
It looks like Schmidt's love triangle woes aren't over! Fans of New Girl were left hanging at the end of the last season with a CeCe-Elizabeth ultimatum and it looks like the awkwardness is going to continue into Season 3 because Merritt Wever's not going anywhere! E Online has confirmed that the Emmy nominated actress who plays Schmidt's no nonsense college girlfriend, Elizabeth, will be returning for at least two episodes in the upcoming 3rd season, including the season premiere. Executive Producer Brett Baer praised Weaver saying "She's terrific and she's been an amazing addition.. We love her and I think audiences are enjoying what she's doing on the show." So, New Girl fans are you on Team Elizabeth or Team CeCe? Don't miss Season 3 when it premieres September 17th on FOX and stick with us at Celebified for more of the latest TV news.
Merritt Wever -- who played Schmidt's college girlfriend, Elizabeth, in Season 2 -- will return for at least one episode of "New Girl" Season 3.According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wever will be in the Season 3 premiere. The actress will appear in at least one other episode after the Sept. 17 return.Elizabeth was once the great love of Schmidt (Max Greenfield) back in college. But at that point, he was Fat Schmidt and nerdy, normal-looking Elizabeth was a catch. When Elizabeth returned to Schmidt's extremely shallow life, there were some speed bumps on the return to love. Things were, however, looking good until Cece (Hannah Simone) called off her wedding in the Season 2 finale.Wever, a two-time Emmy nominee for the role of Zoey Barkow in "Nurse Jackie," appeared in four episodes of last season on "New Girl."Will Schmidt choose Elizabeth or Cece? Whatever the answer, at least we'll get to see Wever back... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/new-girl-season-3-merritt-wever-will-return-as-schmidts-girlfriend.html
Looks like Coach might be making his way back to the loft. Now that "Happy Endings" is officially, officially canceled (after months of hoping another network might pick up the half-hour ABC comedy), Damon Wayans Jr. is in talks to re-join "New Girl" to reprise his role as Coach, TVLine reports.If a deal is reached, Wayans would be back for a major Season 3 arc. He appeared in the "New Girl" pilot, but once "Happy Endings" got a Season 2 renewal he was forced to exit the Fox comedy. Lamorne Morris's Winston was then added to the cast. Who knows how these two will mesh, but something tells us if Wayans does return, we'll get some great Winston/Coach comedy gold."New Girl" Season 3 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/new-girl-damon-wayans-jr-might-reprise-role-for-season-3.html
The Zooey Deschanel-starring sitcom is available on the Internet streaming media starting July 1. Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00061818.html
FOX has announced premiere dates for its fall schedule, and as usual the network will launch its series both earlier and later than the other networks.Four nights of programming and shows including "Bones," "Glee," "New Girl" and "The X Factor" will premiere before the official start of the 2013-14 season on Sept. 23. That will help those shows get a decent run of episodes in before postseason baseball puts them on the shelf for a while in October. The network is also saving a few of its premieres for after the World Series. Futuristic cop show "Almost Human" won't debut until Nov. 4, and comedies "Raising Hope" and "Enlisted" are set for Nov. 8. "Bones" is also shifting from Monday to Friday in November.Here's the full rundown of FOX's fall premieres. All times are Eastern/Pacific, and new shows are in bold. For a complete list of debut dates, see Zap2it's fall premieres calendar.Wednesday, Sept. 118... Read More... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/fox-fall-tv-2013-premiere-dates-new-girl-season-3-bones-season-9-and-more-start-a-little-early.html
From Zooey Deschanel's Elvis impersonation to a rigged-election confrontation, seven comedy and drama Emmy contenders share the most challenging, satisfying, poignant and terrifying moments they experienced on set this season. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/mC9l9IBea5M/story01.htm
The Television Critics Association spread the wealth in the nominations for its annual awards, and the leading nominee is a bit of a surprise.It's "The Americans" on FX, which leads the pack with four nominations -- outstanding drama series, outstanding new program, individual achievement in drama (for Matthew Rhys) and the top honor of program of the year. AMC's "Breaking Bad" is next with three nominations, and a host of shows -- including HBO's "Game of Thrones," FOX's "New Girl" and BBC America's "Orphan Black" -- have two.Here's the full list of nominees. The TCA Awards are scheduled for Aug. 3.Individual achievement in dramaBryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel" (A&E)Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black" (BBC America)Monica Potter, "Parenthood" (NBC)Matthew Rhys, "The Americans" (FX)Individual achievement in comedyLouis C.K., "Louie" (FX)Lena Dunham, "Girls" (HBO)Jake Johnson, "New Girl" (FOX)Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" (HBO)Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)Outstanding drama series"The Americans," FX"Breaking Bad," AMC"Game of Thrones," HBO"Homeland," Showtime"Mad... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/game-of-thrones-orphan-black-and-the-americans-score-tca-awards-nominations.html
Fast National ratings for Monday, May 27, 2013"The Voice" and "Revolution" had a pretty clear path to the top of the ratings Monday, as there was less competition than the two shows have faced during the regular TV season. "The Voice" continued its downward trend since it began its live shows, but it still led the night by a wide margin in both viewers and adults 18-49.NBC's only real challenge came from the premiere of "The Bachelorette" on ABC. It was down a good amount from last year's premiere -- which benefited from a "Dancing With the Stars" lead-in -- but up a little from its Memorial Day airing in 2012.NBC averaged 9.4 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/9 share in households for the night. ABC (5.8 million, 3.8/6) came in second, ahead of CBS (4.35 million, 2.8/5). The CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2) managed to edge out FOX (1.4 million, 0.9/2) in viewers.NBC easily led... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/tv-ratings-the-voice-tops-memorial-day-bachelorette-premiere-so-so.html
Nominations for the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards have been announced, and along with plenty of welcome surprises there are a couple of snubs that are likely to have people talking. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the highlights: READ MORE...