See James Caan look grizzly in this new Wednesday comedy
"Back in the Game" comes to ABC Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. this fall, and is probably most notable for featuring James Caan in his most grizzled form. But really, the story is about Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson). She was an All Star softball player until life threw her a few curve balls -- a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband.
Tricia Helfer plays a tough Texas Ranger on this midseason show
Legalizing gay marriage is more popular than the idea of multiple spouses
If you're watching the NatGeo show "Polygamy, USA" (Tues. at 9:00 p.m.), you may have mixed feelings about what you're seeing as the show follows a community of fundamentalist Mormons practicing the unconventional lifestyle. The network recently conducted a survey to determine how people really feel about polygamy. The answer is, simply put, not that great.
A dad's plans are derailed by his high school grad daughter
"Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes plays a gay divorced dad
"Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes has a new sitcom, this time playing a gay divorced dad with a pushy mom (Linda Lavin) and a typical teenage girl (Sam Isler). Instead of the usual mom-trying-to-juggle storyline, it's Sean who struggles to find work-home balance in this first trailer for the show.
Watch her announcement and weigh in
It's the end of an era. Though we'd all heard the rumors weeks ago, Barbara Walters has officially announced she's retiring next year (and savvily saved that information until toda to steal the thunder during TV upfronts). "I'm perfectly healthy, this is my decision, I've been thinking about it for a long time," she said on "The View," before admitting, "There will special occasions and I will come back... I'm not dead yet."
The Raymond Burr classic gets a modern remake
In the ongoing quest to reinvent the police procedural, NBC has revamped the 1967-75 hit "Ironside." The original starred Raymond Burr as a San Francisco cop paralyzed by a sniper's bullet and confined to a wheelchair, thus forced to solve crimes using his wits. This time around, the action moves to New York City and Blair Underwood takes the chair.
"The Tudors" star joins the producers of "Downton Abbey"
It's hard to argue that NBC's new series "Dracula" doesn't come with a pedigree. Starring "The Tudors" star and Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the show is also has the producers of "Downton Abbey" behind the scenes. They may have been able to reuse a few of the costumes from that show, too.
Fox isn't afraid to make witty fun of his Parkinson's
The trailer for "The Michael J. Fox Show" suggests this just may be the perfect starring vehicle for the sharp-witted "Family Ties" and "Back to the Future" star. Just as he did on "The Good Wife," Fox isn't shying away from mentioning (and in this case, making great fun of) the Parkinson's that at one point sent him into early retirement. The tone of this single camera sitcom appears to be razor sharp -- and more than happy to make fun of the treacly poignancy that often gets heaped upon Fox.
One character dies, another confesses, and that's just some of it
Since I didn't put any actual money on who I thought might be the unlucky core cast member killed off this season, I can't say I was jumping up and down with joy when… oh, wait. Spoiler alert. I'll just leave the rest of this sentence for the next page for all of you DVR viewers who like to let your TV episodes age like fine wine or cheese or laundry.