Put Robin Williams on a TV show, and the assumption may be that it almost doesn't matter who you put around him because he's such a big personality, he's going to suck most of the attention and energy in for himself. Williams' usual brand of humor is certainly aggressive, and on CBS' The Crazy Ones he is still very much that big personality that speaks fast and requires everyone else to speak faster just to get a word in edgewise. But The Crazy Ones proves that if you surround Williams with actors who all shine in their own niches as he does with big, broad comedy, they will feed off of him, and that transfer of energy should even things out nicely... [MORE]
Maybe I underestimate NBC or maybe I've just been trained by other shows that feature an actor's name in the title, but I fully went into The Michael J. Fox Show pilot expecting it to be a star vehicle for his comeback and that alone. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find that while Fox himself is certainly in the center of the action, the heart of the show really beats fully because of everyone that surrounds him. While Fox spends most of his time being self-deprecating and letting the audience know it's okay to laugh when his character mis-dials 911 or takes forever to spoon out dinner because his hands are shaking from Parkinson's, the talented supporting cast that makes up his family rounds out the other kinds of humor-- from snark to sass to teenage manipulation. The Michael J. Fox Show is a well-rounded family comedy that may cause big, out-loud belly laughs. No need to consult your own physician... [MORE]
"TNT orders Murder in the First with Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson"
TNT announced today a new scripted drama order from Steven Bochco entitled Murder in the First. The series, which stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson will follow a single case across an entire season. Does anyone else think this sounds like a sexier version of The Killing? ... [MORE]
"First Look: Summer Glau guest stars on Arrow"
When Arrow returns to The CW for its second season, the show is coming back with new adversaries already in Oliver Queen's (Stephen Amell) life. One key one is Isabel Rochev (guest star Summer Glau), who is preparing a takeover Queen Consolidated in his absence... [MORE]
"First Look: Arrow's season 2 premiere puts Roy and Thea even closer"
The gang's (almost) all here! When Arrow returns for its second season, it's with an episode that brings all of our favorites from season one front and center-- and almost everyone is represented in the season premiere photos You've already seen Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) face some early danger, so why don't we lighten things up by featuring the young love that is blossoming in Roy (Colton Haynes) and Thea (Willa Holland)? ... [MORE]