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|ABC||It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown||5.45||1.6/6|
|ABC||Primetime: What Would You Do?||5.39||1.7/5|
|FOX||The Good Guys||2.17||0.7/2|
• Miss Zach Braff? There’s an App for that!
• Giving new meaning to the term bad to the bone(s), Hart Hanson has tapped The Mummy star Arnold Vosloo to play this season’s big baddie.
• ABC Family has a wicked idea, as word gets out that they’re planning to turn 1998’s Practical Magic into a TV series.
• The new adventures of Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be… VEEP, a D.C. set comedy pilot about a female Vice President.
• Found! LOST star Alan Dale who has just booked a recurring role on NBC’s UNDERCOVERS.
Question: What do Teachers, Mel Gibson, and BP have in common? Answer: A serious public relations problem.
Week-in-and-week-out, the primetime television landscape is littered with hour-longs showing doctors as heroic do-gooders (See: GREY’S ANATOMY, PRIVATE PRACTICE), lawyers fighting the good fight (See: THE WHOLE TRUTH, THE DEFENDERS and LAW & ORDER: SVU/LA) and cops cleaning up the streets (See: The entirety of CBS’ schedule). Yet when it comes to teachers, it’s an entirely different story.
Or at least that’s the conclusion we’ve reached following the recent string of small screen student/teacher relationships featured on the likes of GOSSIP GIRL, 90210 and LIFE UNEXPECTED, among others.
Just when you thought it was safe to return to Greendale COMMUNITY College following last night’s Zombie Apocalypse comes something that much more terrifying! The dreaded mean girls led by special guest star Hilary Duff have landed, and here with your first look at their initial close encounter of the Annie, Britta and Shirley kind is theTVaddict.com
It’s Friday and if you’re a frequent visitor to theTVaddict.com — you know what that means! Time to post your FAVORITE TV QUOTES OF THE WEEK! New to theTVaddict.com? No idea what I’m talking about? Simply post your favorite quotes of the week in the comments below and check back Sunday to see the winners. Odds are they’ll look something like this.
|8PM||FOX||MLB World Series Game 2||12.82||3.5/11|
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory||12.80||4.1/12|
|ABC||It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown||6.98||2.2/6|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||3.49||1.7/5|
|8:30PM||CBS||$#*! My Dad Says||10.82||3.1/9|
|FOX||MLB World Series Game 2||11.63||3.3/9|
|FOX||MLB World Series Game 2||11.39||3.5/10||ABC||Private Practice||7.77||2.7/8|
By: Aleks Chan
THE WALKING DEAD, set in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse (and based on the popular comic book series by Robert Kirkman), is ambitious, haunting, cold, and occasionally slow. In the opening sequence, our hero, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), is foraging for gas amidst a field of abandoned cars when he is faced with a zombified child — what happens sets a powerfully grim tone for the rest of series. That scene is almost so manipulative as to be repulsive, but as the show rocks between freights and tedium in its first two-and-a-half hours, it still makes a convincing (if not yet entirely realized) case for itself as a gross-out survivalist zombie drama.
After suffering a gunshot wound in a dustup with some runaway crooks, Rick awakens in the hospital alone. Hobbling his way through the abandoned, disheveled building, he starts picking up on a few things: something has gone horribly, horribly wrong. The town abandoned, there are dismembered and sickly-looking bodies everywhere, and his first face-to-face encounter with a “walker” throws him (and us): a zombie woman’s torso, and only her torso, writhes across the ground towards him, chomping for his flesh.
His wife and son are missing, and according to a man and son team who’ve held themselves up in an abandoned house, they might be in Atlanta. Rick doesn’t ask a lot of questions, but we do learn this: a fatal fever outbreak leads to the dead rising again as monsters, the disease spread by infected wounds. Andrew Lincoln, a British actor probably best known to stateside viewers as the guy who swooned over Kiera Knightly in Love, Actually, effortlessly shakes off our frustrations with Rick, whose reticence would be maddening if he didn’t make him seem so scruffily wise but still worthy of our sympathy — he’s like an edgier Matt Damon.