Guest by request: 11-plus famous fans who put themselves in the show

The path to acting stardom (and sometimes Oscar gold) is paved in bit parts: Julia Roberts’ earliest screen credit came from a season-one episode of Crime Story, while a young Matthew McConaughey played a murder victim in an Unsolved Mysteries reenactment. But the process works in reverse, too: Famous guests pop by…

So… what’s good?: 26 current TV series worth binge-watching this weekend

“So what’s good?” is the question those who watch a lot of TV for a living are asked perhaps more often than any other. But with the proliferation of networks and streaming services offering exciting and intriguing programming, it’s harder and harder to keep up with all the good TV out there. For purposes of this…

AMC learns how to multi-task, picks up two new scripted series at the same time

It was AMC’s day at the Television Critics Association press tour, and we’ll soon have news for you about the network’s most important panel, an in-depth discussion of the third season of Hell On Wheels (or, if you’d prefer, on the upcoming final season of Breaking Bad), but the network picked up two new scripted…

The Critics' Choice Awards just couldn't choose between Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones

Only a day after politely tolerating the halting stammers of their pale, bedraggled brethren in the Television Critics Association, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association strode confidently into the Beverly Hilton Hotel last night and named the winners of the third annual Critics’ Choice Awards through…

Mandy Moore signs onto pilot for new CBS drama, doesn’t even think about ABC anymore 

After being given the boot from the ABC pilot Pulling only to be replaced by Kristen Schaal, like, a day later, Mandy Moore has moved on with her life and joined the pilot for CBS’ The Advocates, the latest project from Mentalist creator Bruno Heller. Moore will star as an assistant district attorney who joins forces…

Southland: “Off Duty” 

Southland is a rolling boulder: it’s been slowly gaining momentum since 2009, going faster as faster, getting better and better. It has hit a few peaks in its run—“The Winds” showed that it could thrive on TNT, “Legacy” was the most compelling character study of John Cooper—but the first half of the fifth season shows…