|8PM||CBS||The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty||8.59||1.7/6|
|ABC||Shark Tank||4.59||1.2/4||FOX||Kitchen Nightmares||3.29||1.3/5|
|NBC||Friday Night Lights||2.99||0.6/2|
|ABC||20/20: A Modern Fairytale||6.65||1.5/5|
|ABC||20/20: A Modern Fairytale||6.74||1.6/5|
Archives for April 2011
• Out: Kyle Chandler, In: Dylan McDermott.
• Is Kristen Wiig among the top three or four best SNL performers ever? Discuss.
• This Just In: Fox Pulls Sunday’s FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD, CLEVELAND SHOW Hurricane-themed crossover in light of recent tragedy.
• Mark your Calendars: NBC announces a June 2 premiere date for Becki Newton’s oft-delayed LOVE BITES.
• Spotlight: Meet the genius behind FRINGE’s mind-bindingly cool promos.
• Behind-the-scenes of the Sorkin Network, an early look at his new HBO pilot MORE AS THE STORY DEVELOPS.
After a sexually charged sophomore season filled with sexual tension and well, more sexual tension, Robert and Michelle King — the dynamic husband-and-wife duo behind THE GOOD WIFE — will solidify their case for being called television’s most addictive drama with a second season finale appropriately titled “Closing Arguments.” Will Alicia and Kalinda be able to set aside their differences to prove their client’s innocence in a murder trial? Is the timing right for Alicia and Will to pursue their relationship? Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until Tuesday May 17th to find out. So until then, why not enjoy some first look photos, most of which can be found after the jump.
|CBS||The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty||CSI: NY||Blue Bloods|
|NBC||Friday Night Lights||Dateline NBC|
|MISC||Kathy Griffin’s Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding||Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO/HBO Canada)|
Despite its multitude of awards and millions of fans, it may surprise you to learn that not everybody loved RAYMOND when it originally aired on CBS from 1996 thru 2005. More surprising still, it took until last December — courtesy of a 16 hour road trip spent listening to creator Phil Rosenthal’s autobiography “You’re Lucky You’re Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom.” — to realize that we completely missed out on what is hands down one of television’s funniest sitcoms.
Since then, our love affair with RAYMOND has blossomed to the point that when we were recently offered the opportunity to interview Phil Rosenthal about his latest project Exporting Raymond, a documentary arriving in theaters today that chronicles his hilarious journey of transporting RAYMOND to Russia, we jumped at the chance.
One of the things that really comes across in your “book is your commitment to RAYMOND. In fact, you stuck with the show throughout its nine year run, which nowadays is somewhat of a rarity for showrunners. That being said, just how apprehensive were you about handing over your legacy to Russia?
Phil Rosenthal: It was very hard to let someone else do that but here’s what I thought was going to happen. The head of Sony called me into his office a few years ago and said, “You know, Sony created the sitcom business in Russia.” Turns out, the sitcom did not exist in Russia until Sony brought THE NANNY over there and they translated it into a huge hit. So the head of Sony asked me how would I like to go over to Russia, obverse how they make make sitcoms and then come back and write a fictional feature film about a guy who goes over there to have his show translated. And I said, “Well, that sounds good but if the situation really exists why not bring a camera crew and film what would really happen.” He loved the idea, asked if I would be the guy, and like an idiot I said yes.
Best Calling Out: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell put his corporate bosses in the hot seat by insisting they end attention whore Donald Trump’s “relentless campaign of hatred” by revealing that the tycoon can’t run for president because he’s committed to doing another season of THE APPRENTICE. (We here at thetvaddict.com continue urging viewers to boycott Trump’s offerings… and here’s why.)
Most Likely To Mangle A Phrase: Whether declaring “You can’t stand the truth!” (instead of the famous line from A Few Good Men “You can’t handle the truth!”) or talking about how “you can’t pull the wool over the undercover specialist,” SURVIVOR’s Phillip is proving one of the most misquote-worthy contestants in the show’s history.
Best Twist: Once again harkening back to its first season, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES revealed that Wisteria Lane’s curmudgeonly Karen McCluskey knew all along that Paul Young didn’t kill Felicia Tilman.
Most Conveniently-Timed Break: A lotta people complain about how long it is between MAD MEN seasons, but star January Jones is making good use of her down time by having a baby!
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory||10.48||3.2/10||ABC||20/20 Wedding Special||6.49||1.2/4|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||2.56||1.2/4|
|8:30PM||CBS||Rules of Engagement||7.70||2.3/6|
|NBC||The Office (R)||3.15||1.5/4|
|NBC||Parks and Recreation||4.64||2.3/6|
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.