Liz & Dick: An Affair to Forget

by Ethan Alter November 26, 2012 9:35 am
<i>Liz & Dick</i>: An Affair to Forget

Given that it cast Lindsay Lohan of all people as Elizabeth Taylor, there was no way in hell that the Lifetime-produced biopic Liz & Dick -- which chronicled La Liz's turbulent romance with Richard Burton (played by Grant Bowler) -- was going to be any good. Still, even we were impressed by how terrible the finished product turned out to be -- a telefilm lacking the subtlety, grace and nuance of your average Ed Wood production... or even your typical Lifetime movie-of-the-week. (Let's just say that we expect more from the network that gave us My Stepson, My Lover among other classics.) Here are the ten most ridiculous things about this utterly ridiculous waste of two hours:

<i>New Girl</i> Creator Liz Meriwether Talks Zooey Deschanel, Thanksgiving and Fighting for Kazoos

Fans of New Girl heroine Jess can't give Zooey Deschanel all the credit to bringing this character to life -- after all, Liz Meriwether wrote and created our unlikely protagonist, as well as the entire series. In anticipation of tonight's Thanksgiving episode (aptly titled "Thanksgiving"), which guest stars Justin Long, Meriwether took a media call to talk about the current states of New Girl affairs, and what it's like to write for someone so adorable... and polarizing. Below are the highlights.

Dollhouse: Nobody Puts Eliza Dushku in a Corner

by Zach Oat October 2, 2009 12:39 pm
<i>Dollhouse</i>: Nobody Puts Eliza Dushku in a Corner

Eliza Dushku is a living doll. ...You know, if the dolls you're used to have downloadable personalities that turn them into killers, thieves and sexual role-players. As Echo, one of an illegal group of "actives" in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, Dushku gets a new personality every week. But as the second season gets started, we'll see her default "Echo" personality plan and scheme based on what she's learned from the various personas that have passed through her head (including her original, pre-Dollhouse identity, Caroline). We sat in on a conference call with Dushku as she talked about what her character would be up to this season, and how it is working with Whedon, the writers and new castmate Summer Glau.

Doll Parts: Eliza Dushku Dishes on Life in the ‘House

by Mindy Monez February 11, 2009 3:05 pm
<I>Doll</I> Parts: Eliza Dushku Dishes on Life in the ‘House Dollhouse finally premieres this Friday, and can you tell we're excited? Of course you can. We're bouncing off the walls. We've gone off our Ritalin. We are losing it. It's mass hysteria in the TWoP offices! And in order to quell the storm, I hopped on a conference call yesterday with the show's lovely leading lady, Eliza Dushku herself, to get the scoop on all things Joss, Echo and everything else Dollhouse.

Four Suggestions for the Future of the Lifetime Original Movie

by Ethan Alter January 24, 2014 12:51 pm
Four Suggestions for the Future of the Lifetime Original Movie

Whatever happened to that basic cable equivalent of Old Faithful known as the Lifetime Original Movie? Once upon a time, the network was a reliable source for campy, crazy and compulsive watchable television movies with melodramatic titles like My Baby is Missing, Mom at Sixteen and While the Children Sleep. Boasting C-list stars, shamelessly manipulative storytelling and subject matter that ranged from murder and sex to kidnapping and body issues (and sometimes all of the above), these telefilms provided countless hours of entertainment to housewives (and househusbands), bored college students and snarky entertainment journalists looking for something to make fun of...while secretly enjoying.

<i>Super Fun Night</i>: Not So Much a Super Fun Night As a Potentially Fun One

There's something hiding underneath the surface of Super Fun Night, the new show from breakout star Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids). There's a good idea at its core, one that hits a lot of untapped nerves in the current television landscape, but too many factors are holding it back right now. Granted, the first episode of a series isn't always the best barometer for how a show will turn out, so I'm hoping Super Fun Night will begin to live up to its name soon.

Dancing with the Stars: Does Season 17 Have the Best Cast Yet?

by Aly Semigran September 4, 2013 12:37 pm
<i>Dancing with the Stars</i>: Does Season 17 Have the Best Cast Yet?

Just one day after it was announced that American Idol would bring on Harry Connick Jr. (and bring back Jennifer Lopez) as a judge, Dancing with the Stars one-upped them with the reveal of what is, quite possibly, their best cast yet.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, April 14, 2013

by Ethan Alter May 14, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, April 14, 2013

You've heard of showkillers? Well, apparently Yvonne Strahovski is a showsavior

<i>How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)</i>: Shut Up and Make Me Laugh

If you have trouble making it through an episode of the unrealistic (yet, in my opinion, charming) banter on Happy Endings, I'd be shocked if you were able to tolerate a few minutes of ABC's new How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life). Every character, joke and line of dialogue screams of trying too hard, and the interactive notes on-screen feel like a bad TV trend that we'll look back on in a few years and make fun of ourselves for. All of this is especially a shame, given that the show does have potential.

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, December 05, 2012

by Samantha Rullo December 5, 2012 4:09 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, December 05, 2012

TV Land adds another '90s superstar to its line-up.

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