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  • How Hit Guest Stars Ended Up on TV's Top Shows

    Playing a guest role on a TV show can be one of the most difficult acting jobs: While series regulars have the luxury of building a role over time, a guest star has to drop in and create a fully fledged character, sometimes with only a few lines. Dawn...
  • TV This Week March 23 - 29: 'Psych' on USA

    TV This Week March 23 - 29: 'Psych' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY "American Dream Builders" are tasked...
  • TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'

    TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'
    "None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...
  • Review: Hulu's 'Deadbeat,' Netflix's 'Short Poppies'

    Similar in tone to the late lamented "Pushing Daisies," "Deadbeat" promotes Tyler Labine from the sidekick role he's seemingly played in a half-dozen shows -- including the cult favorite "Reaper" -- to leading man. However familiar, this Hulu original...
  • Review: 'Short Poppies' on Netflix blooms with whimsical potential

     Review: 'Short Poppies' on Netflix blooms with whimsical potential
    Rhys Darby, who played personal manager (and New Zealand deputy cultural attache) Murray Hewitt on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," has created a series in which to star. "Short Poppies" gets a U.S. premiere Thursday via Netflix, all eight episodes at...
  • HBO Cancels Comedies 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies'

    HBO has given the ax to first-year comedies "Family Tree" and "Hello Ladies." "Getting On," another comedy that bowed in late November, is expected to return for a sophomore season. "Family Tree," starring Chris O'Dowd, hailed from writer-director...
  • Emmys 2013: 'Modern Family' cast celebrates at the HBO party

    Emmys 2013: 'Modern Family' cast celebrates at the HBO party
    The cast of "Modern Family" was jubilant and seemingly everywhere at HBO's annual post-Emmy bash at the Pacific Design Center on Sunday night. The ABC sitcom was riding high thanks to its fourth consecutive Emmy win for best comedy, and star Ty Burrell,...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' on CBS

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES NCIS Parsons (Colin Hanks) gains a...
  • Fall TV Preview: From 'Sleepy Hollow' to 'Ravenswood' to 'Atlantis'

    The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks — which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Elementary' on CBS

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Big Bang Theory In Leonard's...
  • Fall TV: Our critics find gem in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - and some duds

    Fall TV: Our critics find gem in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - and some duds
    This week marks the official start of the fall TV season. Some series have already gotten off to a start, including Fox's comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and NBC's thriller "Blacklist" (with the official trailer above). There are almost too many new shows...