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2008-07-23 09:00:46

By AARON BARNHART By Aaron Barnhart McClatchy Newspapers BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Among the lingering questions about the last television season (like, who thought "Viva Laughlin" was a good idea?), the most intriguing was what the people behind "Desperate Housewives" were thinking when they hit the fast-forward button in the season finale. Moments after one of the most chaotic hours in Wisteria Lane history - including a cold-blooded yet oddly satisfying scene in which Dana Delany's...

2008-07-23 03:00:38

LOS ANGELES - Basic cable TV looked more like a pop-culture bargain Thursday as AMC's Mad Men and FX's Damages snared historic best-series Emmy nominations, while stars from cable's less glamorous channels also made a splash in major acting categories. Meanwhile, premium channel HBO and broadcast networks saw their share of awards glory erode. In the lead drama actor category, four of the six nominees were stars of cable shows, including Jon Hamm of Mad Men. The sleek drama about...

2008-07-22 09:00:47

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ When does a weird, way-out-there show like "Lost" influence a soapy suburban serial like "Desperate Housewives"? When the creator of the soapy show is desperately looking for something to shake things up. As Marc Cherry watched the mind-blowing flash-forward device that culminated the third season of "Lost," a light bulb went off in his head. It was just the kind of storytelling ploy he thought he needed to jump-start his series. "I was so impressed with the bold...

2008-07-19 00:00:27

By JANICE RHOSHALLE LITTLEJOHN BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The women of Wisteria Lane may have only a few more years to resolve their assorted problems. "Desperate Housewives" creator and executive producer Marc Cherry told a meeting of the Television Critics Association on Thursday that he plans to end the ABC series after seven seasons. The domestic comedy-drama starring Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria begins its fifth season this fall. "I love working with...

2008-07-19 00:00:27

By Robert Philpot BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The Emmy Award nominations got so many things right this year, it takes a while to realize what they missed -- and what they missed is more a symptom of how wide open the field has become. When you see that AMC's "Mad Men," last year's most-praised series, received 16 nominations, including best drama, it takes a moment to realize that "The Wire," one of the most-praised series in TV history, received a paltry one nomination -- a writing one for...

2008-07-17 12:00:11

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ The Emmy Award nominations got so many things right this year, it takes a while to realize what they missed _ and what they missed is more a symptom of how wide open the field has become. When you see that AMC's "Mad Men," last year's most-praised series, receives 16 nominations, including best drama, it takes a moment to realize that "The Wire," one of the most-praised series in TV history, received a paltry one nomination, a writing one for series creator David...

2008-07-17 06:00:32

By Gary Levin Bree, back with Orson, is a self-made Martha Stewart type. Lynette's kids are in trouble with the law. Gaby, now frumpy, has kids. And Susan has a new beau. It wasn't all a dream: The two-minute scene that flashed forward five years, ending Desperate Housewives' fourth season, sets up this fall's new one. It marks an effort to jump-start the ABC soap, which is TV's top drama but has lost some of its early fizz. "The thing that made the first year so easy is the women's...

2008-06-26 00:02:28

By GREG HERNANDEZ Heather Locklear has never really generated many tabloid headlines -- despite marriages to two rock stars -- as she's gone from hit show to hit show, including "Dynasty,""T.J. Hooker,""Melrose Place" and "Spin City" over more than 25 years of stardom. But it was revealed Tuesday that the blond beauty, who always seemed to have a smile on her face, has checked into a facility in Arizona for treatment of psychological issues. "Heather has been dealing with anxiety and...

2006-08-27 06:17:05

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Will the most popular show on American television finally be embraced by its peers? And can a new hit medical melodrama elbow its way past some of TV's perennial Emmy favorites to be crowned the year's best drama series? How the Fox network's star-making "American Idol" and ABC doctor drama "Grey's Anatomy" fare at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards are two major questions to be answered on Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los...

2006-08-14 07:28:20

By John Gaudiosi SAN FRANCISCO (Hollywood Reporter) - Games based on movies are common, but only recently have interactive entertainment companies turned to TV shows for their inspiration. Mobile game publisher Gameloft, one of the leaders in this genre, is set to confirm Monday an exclusive multiyear agreement with Touchstone Television to develop, publish and distribute mobile games based on ABC's hit series "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives." The first games from the pact will be...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.