Tuesday, August 28, 2012

From LA Examiner: The 'Dexter' Web Series Returns, 'The Voice' Adam Levine Exclusive; 'Switched at Birth' Book and 'Two and a Half Men' DVD Reviews; Callie Thorne Teases 'Necessary Roughness' Mid-Season Finale...

"Dexter launches new episodes of Early Cuts"

Though Dexter doesn't return to Showtime with season seven until the end of next month, today the network has launched the new season of its animated webisode version, Dexter Early Cuts... [MORE]

"The Voice Exclusive: Adam Levine on effective coaching and Tony Lucca’s future"

“I want to be an effective coach. How do I do that?” Adam Levine asks himself in an exclusive The Voice clip LA TV Insider Examiner has obtained... [MORE]

Shows—especially traditional sitcoms—that manage to hit almost a decade worth of seasons usually have their formula pretty down pat and don’t go for drastic changes so late in their lives. But Chuck Lorre’s Two and a Half Men didn’t really have a choice at the end of their eighth season, when Charlie Sheen’s personal troubles bled over to affect his working relationship with the creative team behind the show for its fatal time... [MORE

"Switched at Birth: The True Story of a Mother's Journey," the character memoir by the fictional Kathryn Kennish (Lea Thompson) from ABC Family’s drama of the same name, is in every sense of the term, a companion book to the series. Many passages and recollected conversations are lifted verbatim from first season scenes and episodes as the characters began to navigate the waters of this new kind of blended family after learning that the two teenage girls had been titularly switched at birth... [MORE

"Callie Thorne teases the Necessary Roughness mid-season finale"

Necessary Roughness started out with Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) and T.K. (Mehcad Brooks) first coming into each others' lives and connecting in a way that ended up helping both of them, even if they’re still both works in progress. However, of late the series has diverged a bit, distracting Dani with other issues she must attend to—including a pregnant friend to help take care of, a son heading off to college and probably about to get in some legal trouble first, and the fact that her confidential therapy sessions may be leaked more publicly. Dani is certainly being pulled from many different angles, so will she be able to focus enough on even one thing to get it under control before the end of the mid-season finale? ... [MORE]

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