Tuesday, September 6, 2011

From LA Examiner: Preview The Pilot of 'Ringer', 'Parenthood's' Return, 'Modern Family's Western, 'Raising Hope's' Return, 'New Girl'...


"Fall 2011 Preview: The CW's Ringer"


Ringer is an intense thriller full of twists and turns that feels like a mini movie in just the pilot episode. This one’s a thinker, folks, not something usually indicative of The CW brand as a whole, but its intelligence and intricate storytelling is a welcome change... [MORE]




"Checking in with the Bravermans in the Parenthood third season premiere"


The thing about the Bravermans is that you don’t really realize how much you miss them until all of a sudden they’re back in your life (and on your television screen), and you can’t help but wonder why they haven’t been there this whole time. NBC’s Parenthood may have taken a summer hiatus, but the Braverman clan certainly didn’t take a vacation from each other. While they were off having adventures-- Kristina (Monica Potter)’s pregnancy evolved; Adam (Peter Krause) theoretically looked for a new job; Haddie (Sarah Ramos) and Alex (Michael B. Jordan) got to know each other even better-- we missed out. We were the family member who got shipped off to camp. But now they’re back, and we could not be more thankful for that! ... [MORE]


"PHOTO PREVIEW: Modern Family goes west(ern)!"

Modern Family is set to return to ABC in just a couple of weeks with a very special one-hour event. While many sitcoms choose to save their "big vacation episode" until the end of the season, this year Modern Family is opening with it, setting the tone for the episodes to follow... [MORE]




"PHOTO PREVIEW: Raising Hope starts its new season in the past"

Raising Hope ended its first season by flashing back to a simpler time for Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff), and when it starts its second season on FOX in just a few weeks, it will flash even further back-- to a time when his future perhaps looked a little brighter than just mowing lawns with his dad and bagging groceries with his crush... [MORE]



"Fall 2011 Preview: FOX' New Girl"


Zooey Deschanel has made her mark on Hollywood by playing the somewhat dorky (but still very pretty) girl who prefers dry digs over batting her eyelashes and painting on a charming smile. She is a bit awkward; she is a bit quiet; she is the physical epitome of the old-fashioned “wallflower.” And yet she has these big, bright eyes that suck you in and speak directly to your soul. New Girl, FOX’ new half-hour comedy, is the perfect vehicle for her because it reflects all of those things. But if you are one of those people who just have yet to “get” Deschanel’s particular appeal, then you simply won’t get her new series either... [MORE]


"Chuck's Ryan McPartlin returns to his sitcom roots"

Though Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) is a new dad, raising an infant with his on-screen wife Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) on the NBC spy series Chuck, he is about to get a crash course in adolescence. TV Line is reporting that McPartlin is popping into I Hate My Teenage Daughter, FOX' new traditional family comedy about women whose daughters are turning into the girls they hated in high school... [MORE]

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