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BIG LOVE To End After Season 5

October 28, 2010 by  
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HBO’s polygamist family drama — starring Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin — will end after season 5, the cable network has announced.

Season 5 is set to start airing in January of 2011.

In its controversial fourth season, the Emmy-nominated series — which is a personal favorite of mine — seemed to run off track a bit, but will hopefully return with a strong swan song next year.

Word is, the writers were given enough warning about the show’s possible cancelation that they were able to prepare two different endings, one which wraps up BIG LOVE’s story.

So, what do you think?

Will you be sorry to see BIG LOVE go?

Or has it run its course?

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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28, 2010 by  
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Heads up, COMMUNITY fans, notice the special time for tonight’s Halloween episode, a half hour later than usual… Going out of my way to tell you, because I was on set while they filmed this one and just the sight of Ken Jeong’s costume alone is worth tuning in for.

No 30 ROCK on this evening, but a ton of other good stuff.

Which shows are you going to peep live, DVR for later, or skip altogether?

This rundown may help you decide…

The Big Bang Theory | 8pm on CBS
“The Irish Pub Formulation”
A visit from Raj’s sister creates tension amongst the guys as Leonard keeps an affair secret. [GMMR: Is Leonard dating Raj’s sister?!]

The Vampire Diaries | 8pm on The CW
“The Masquerade”
Stefan and Damon decide on a new to deal with Katherine at the Lockwood’s masquerade ball. Katherine calls on an old friend, Lucy, to attend the ball with her. Bonnie, Jeremy and Alaric all do what they can to help Stefan and Damon, but Katherine has a surprise that none of them could foresee. Things take an ugly turn when Matt and Tyler start doing shots with their friends. [GMMR: Anyone intend to dress up as their favorite vampire this weekend?]

Community | 8:30pm on NBC
“Epidemiology 206”
Pierce (Chevy Chase) and a few other Greendale students ingest a biohazard substance at the school Halloween Party, causing them to exhibit flu-like symptoms and begin turning into zombies. It is up to the rest of the gang to save themselves and the school when Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) locks them in with the zombie-infected student body.

$#*! My Dad Says | 8:30pm on CBS
“You Can’t Handle The Truce”

Henry tries to broker a truce between Ed and his neighbor after discovering they are having a long-standing feud.

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Is Leonard Nimoy Returning to FRINGE?! Producers Spill

October 28, 2010 by  
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Oh Christopher Lloyd, you tease.

Lloyd — an upcoming guest star on FRINGE — told the audience at a STAR TREK convention last weekend, that Leonard Nimoy would be appearing alongside him in the 10th episode of FRINGE’s current season.

Um, say what now?

When we last saw Nimoy’s William Bell, he had sacrificed himself in order for Walter, Peter and Fauxlivia to cross back over to our universe. Not to mention that Nimoy announced earlier this year that he is now retired from acting.

So will Nimoy really be reprising his role as Bell?

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MODERN FAMILY: ‘Halloween’

October 28, 2010 by  
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When is a Halloween episode better than your typical TV trick-or-treat? When it’s a MODERN FAMILY Halloween episode, of course!

Claire’s favorite holiday is Halloween, and it had to be perfect – right down to assigning everyone costumes for her annual haunted house. She and Phil were a corpse bride and groom, Luke was Dr. Frankenstein with Manny playing his monster, Jay was a gargoyle (or, as Gloria pronounced it, a “gargle”), Gloria was a witch and Haley finally settled on being a sexy Mother Theresa (ay yay yay) after her two previous costumes — a sexy cat and a sexy nurse — were rejected by Claire. Their next door neighbor was supposed to participate too — playing the scarecrow who frightens trick-or-treaters as they leave, but with his marriage falling apart — the wife left him — he wasn’t feeling up to it, so Mitchell filled in.

After talking with his heartbroken neighbor, who was apparently blindsided by the separation, Phil began to worry that his own marriage could be on the rocks. He attempted to show Claire how spontaneous and loving he can be, but she just thought he was being annoying and getting in the way of her Halloween preparations.

Meanwhile, Mitchell — who heard two guys at work talking about how everyone at the law firm dresses up for Halloween — decided to get decked out as Spider-Man, since he’s new and wants to fit in. Of course he got to work and the only other people in costume were the two guys (whom he then overheard his colleagues calling “the tool” and “the douche”). He called Cam who reminded him that he had dry cleaning in the trunk of his car, thank God. So Mitchell put a suit on over his bulky SpiderMan costume, because he didn’t have time to take it off, and was then hilariously — and literally — dragged from meeting to meeting all day long. His co-workers thought he’d been hitting the gym a lot because his clothes were so tight. When he finally got a free moment to go to the bathroom and change, he dropped his pants in the toilet. Again he called Cam who told him that Spider-Man is, ironically, exactly who he needed in this moment of distress. Mitchell, clearly in a fit of panic, proceeded to make an interesting move — climbing down the side of the building, so he could fish more clothes out of his trunk. Though he made it to solid ground safely, he sadly set off all the car alarms in the parking lot and looked up to find the entire firm staring out their windows with a bird’s eye view of him and his secret Spidey identity.

Back at the patriarchal Pritchett home, Gloria became distraught because Manny and Jay both make fun of her Colombian accent. Her unhappiness turned to anger when a package of the “baby cheeses” that she ordered for Jay arrived — It was a box full of baby Jesus figurines.

And so, when the entire family finally arrived at the Dunphy house for Halloween, all was not well. Gloria was making a bitter attempt to talk like a “proper American” — which pretty much ruined the scary part she was supposed to play in Claire’s haunted house. Cam didn’t want to participate because of a “childhood Halloween trauma” that he couldn’t stop talking about. Alex wanted to study more than she wanted to be festive. And Mitchell tried to bow out too, still feeling the embarrassment of his day. Claire tried desperately to rally the troops though and the haunted house was opened for trick-or-treating business.

However, it didn’t exactly go off without a hitch. Jay missed his thunder, lightning and fog cues. Cam continued to talk about his childhood trauma — something about a Quasimodo costume, getting stuck in a bush and subsequently wetting his pants. The kids were less than enthusiastic in their roles and Gloria was still talking like a “proper American” instead of a witch.

Claire got very upset with everyone, saying she just wants one holiday to stay the same, since they now set off fireworks on Christmas — because that’s Gloria’s thing — and the gays have overtaken Thanksgiving with their Food Network experiments. She stormed out of the house. Phil followed her and, after letting each other know that they are stuck with one another and won’t end up like the neighbors, they began to overhear the family inside, running Claire’s haunted house as it was planned.


What did you think of last night’s MODERN FAMILY? What were some of your favorite lines/moments that I may have forgotten to mention? Comment below!

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Laura Prepon to Guest on CASTLE

October 28, 2010 by  
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CASTLE’s Beckett is about to meet her match.

ABC has confirmed to Give Me My Remote that former THAT ’70s SHOW star Laura Prepon has been cast as Natalie Gray, the actress who will play Nikki Heat — the character based on Beckett — in the upcoming movie adaptation of Castle’s best-selling book “Heat Wave.” She will first air in January.

According to EW.com — who first reported the casting news — sparks could be flying between Natalie and Castle.

Uh oh.

What do you think, CASTLE fans? Is Prepon who you imagined playing Nikki Heat? What other dream casting do you have for the movie?

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