Warehouse 13″ Premiere Runs Long

I really wanted to love Warehouse 13. It's a fun show with two compelling leads, an adventurous spirit, and just enough subversive stuff seemingly bubbling beneath its surface. But the two-hour pilot, airing tonight on SyFy, only hints at the greatness we've seen from its creator's previous work. The premiere, scripted by Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and original writer Rockne S. O'Bannon (Farscape), begins with a strong quirky heartbeat, but a stale mystery plot quickly slows the pulse.

The show centers on two Secret Service agents who are polar opposites of each other. They're chosen to find, bag, and tag supernatural artifacts for storage in a secret government-run warehouse. Agent Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) is the impulsive one who always goes with his gut. Agent Gering (Joanne Kelly) is the cautious profiler. The agents, who normally butt heads in the field, are forced to work together because, we're told, one fills the other's professional and personality gaps. It's a buddy cop show with some delightfully weird supernatural stuff and a bit of screwball comedy tossed into the mix.

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Jackson's Last Will -- Diana Ross Mentioned

Michael Jackson's will has been filed with the court. Jackson asks that his mother, Katherine, be made the guardian of all three of his kids. The will says if Katherine died before him or couldn't serve as guardian, he nominated Diana Ross.

And there's a petition filed along with the will, saying Jackson's estate is worth more than $500,000,000. The petition says almost all of the estate "consists of non-cash, non-liquid assets, including primarily an interest in a catalog of music royalty rights which is currently being administered by Sony/ATV, and interests in various entities."

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Farrah Fawcett tributes planned for ABC, NBC, TV Land

'Charlie's Angel' Farrah Fawcett dies at 62

A winsome smile, tousled hair and unfettered sensuality were Farrah Fawcett's trademarks as a sex symbol and 1970s TV star in "Charlie's Angels." But as her life drew to a close, she captivated the public in a far different way: as a cancer patient who fought for, then surrendered, her treasured privacy to document her struggle with the disease and inspire others.

Fawcett, 62, died Thursday morning at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, nearly three years after being diagnosed with anal cancer. Ryan O'Neal, the longtime companion who returned to her side when she became ill, was with her.

"After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away," O'Neal said. "Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world."

In the end, Fawcett sought to offer more than that, re-emerging in the spotlight with a new gravitas.

Her struggle is the dominant narrative of the film rather than a reckoning, an understanding that all things, including her life, must pass.

Farrah FawcettIn one sense, she is trying redefine her illness. Credited as an executive producer of the program, Fawcett hopes to subvert the tabloid coverage that has invaded her life since her illness took hold. When she suffered a relapse in 2007, staffers at the UCLA Medical Center leaked the news to the National Enquirer even before Fawcett could tell her family. By opening her private struggle to the public, she deprives the tabloids of exclusive coverage.

Fawcett believes that her forms of cancer, and by association all forms, should be curable. Given the necessary funds and a bureaucratic openness to alternative treatments, cancer will surely be cured. That belief helps support her denial of death.

She travels to Germany to receive care under a doctor named Professor Vogel, who compares her cancer to a terrorist “filled with hate and powerful enough to destroy all that’s good and healthy.” Despite the vivid depictions of painful treatment (long needles and invasive lasers, nausea and, of course, hair loss), both Fawcett and her caregivers seem to think in metaphor. To Fawcett, for example, the tabloids are a type of cancer as well.


Several networks have announced plans today to pay tribute to the late Farrah Fawcett, who died today after a prolonged battle with cancer:

* Dateline NBC will air "Farrah Fawcett: The Life and Death of an Angel" tonight from 10-11 p.m. ET, followed by a special rebroadcast of Farrah's Story from 9-11 p.m. tomorrow. The two-hour documentary about Fawcett's fight with cancer -- which was shot with Fawcett's own video camera -- attracted nearly 9 million viewers when it first aired on NBC on May 15. The special will air again on Oxygen at 3:30 p.m. on June 27.

* Tonight, ABC's 20/20 will air Barbara Walters' special report on Fawcett. The hour-long show will feature interviews with her longtime companion, Ryan O’Neal, fellow Charlie’s Angels star Jaclyn Smith, her close friend Alana Stewart, and Dr. Lawrence Piro, who had been treating Fawcett for cancer. The special, which airs on ABC at 10 p.m. ET, will also feature clips from Walters’ past interviews with the actress and pop culture icon.

* TV Land will pay tribute to the actress this Saturday by airing the first two episodes of the 2005 TV Land original series, Chasing Farrah, from 9-10 p.m. ET.

* The BIO Channel will air "BIO Remembers: Farrah Fawcett" at 10 p.m. ET, June 29.

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Weeds Season 5 Episode 2 / Watch Weeds Machetes Up Top Online

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Watch a sneak peek of Weeds Season 5 Episode 2 "Machetes Up Top" airing Monday June 15 2009 at 10PM ET/PT.

Episode Synopsis: WEEDS "Machetes Up Top" (Season 5 Episode 2) - Nancy gets an ominous message from Guillermo and must visit him in prison without Esteban knowing. Elsewhere, Celia finds she has value in organizing supplies at the rebel camp while Andy takes Shane to stay with Nancy's estranged sister Jill. Out in the national forest, Silas and Doug discover that growing pot on federal land will be harder than they'd first imagined.

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Nancy pay a visit to Guillermo in prison without telling anyone, Celia finds out a talent for sorting out supplies at rebel camp. Shane decides to visit Nancy’s estranged sister; For Silas and Doug pot-growing plot is very difficult at National forest.

You need not miss out on this fun-filled show – just watch Weeds Season 5 Episode 2 “Machetes Up Top” Full episode online Available in HD Format also.

It’s time for Weeds Season 5 Episode 2! The much looked-for episode of Weeds will be airing on Monday, June 15, 2009 entitled with “Machetes UP Top”. In this wonderful episode you will see that Nancy will clandestinely meets Guillermo in Jail. Last episode of Weeds we saw that Nancy found console in a unsure family member and here in Weeds Season 5 Episode 2 Shane walks to live with Nancy’s sister Jill Price-Gray starring by Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times at Ridgemont High / Road to Perdition). In the meanwhile, Celia makes herself useful in their rebel camp; Silas and Doug second-guess their option of pot-growing plot at national forest. This not enough right? If you are fan of weeds then Weeds Season 5 Episode 2 is a must-watch episode!




Dancing with the Stars 2009 on ABC

Dancing with the Stars is a reality show airing on American Broadcasting Company in the United States. The show is based on the United Kingdom BBC Television series Strictly Come Dancing and is part of BBC Worldwide's international Dancing with the Stars franchise.

The eighth season premiered on March 9, 2009. The show has been picked up for a ninth season by ABC.

You’ve been spending more quality time with Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Shawn Johnson and Gilles Marini than with members of your own family. But after weeks of your undivided attention, it’s over: "Dancing with the Stars" had its season finale Tuesday night, and American Idol wrapped up Wednesday.

If you feel like you’re losing your best friend - and maybe even experiencing withdrawal - you’re far from alone.

“I hear it all the time from my patients: 'how am I supposed to get through the summer without my favorite TV show?'” says Dr. Michael Silverman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. “It’s potentially a withdrawal. Not like cocaine, but neurologically it is along the same lines.”

Watching shows like "DWTS" and "Idol" brings a person pleasure and distraction, just like drugs, he says. “When you think about the reward and pleasure areas of the brain, a TV show we like stimulates the same area of the brain,” Silverman explains. “Drugs are an escape from reality and that’s why people take them. Television is classically an escape from reality, too. When that means of escape goes away, you either have to confront what you are trying to avoid or escape, or else find something else to do.”

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Top 30 Guest Stars on TV Shows airing March 22-28, 2009

Friday is when The Oklahoman posts a list of the top guest stars (and all the premieres and finales, see separate blog) appearing on TV next week.
And here are 30 celebrities making special TV appearances the week of March 22.
If a well-known personality was missed, feel free to add his or her name in the comments section to help make this list a complete and accurate source for TV watchers everywhere.

••Tom Arnold (”Roseanne”) on “ER,” 9 p.m. Thursday on NBC.
••Michael Bergin (“Baywatch”) on “Make Me a Supermodel,” 9 p.m. Wednesday on Bravo.
••Clint Bowyer (NASCAR driver) on “The Biggest Loser,” 7 p.m. Tuesday on NBC.
••Jessica Capshaw (“The Practice”) on “Grey’s Anatomy,” 8 p.m. Thursday on ABC.
••Cheech and Chong (”Up in Smoke”) on “MADtv,” 10 p.m. Saturday on Fox.
••Stacey Dash (”Clueless”) on “The Game,” 7:30 p.m. Friday on CW.
••Idris Elba (”The Wire”) on “The Office,” 8 p.m. Thursday on NBC.
••Miguel Ferrer (”Crossing Jordan”) on “Kings,” 7 p.m. Sunday on NBC.
••Jo Frost (”Supernanny”) on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC.
••Seth Green (”Family Guy”) on “American Dad,” 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Fox.
••Tony Hale (”Arrested Development”) on “Chuck,” 7 p.m. Monday on NBC.
••Josh Hopkins (”Swingtown”) on “Private Practice,” 9:02 p.m. Thursday on ABC.
••Wyclef Jean (Grammy-winning musician) on “”The Electric Company,” 4 p.m. Friday on OETA-13.
••Tom Jones (Grammy-winning singer) on “Top Gear,” 7 p.m. Monday on BBC America.
••Malcolm David Kelley (”Lost”) on “Saving Grace,” 9 p.m. Monday on TNT.
••Elias Koteas (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) on “Saving Grace,” 9 p.m. Monday on TNT.
••Swoosie Kurtz (”Pushing Daisies”) on “Heroes,” 8 p.m. Monday on NBC.
••Matt Lanter (”Heroes”) on “90210,” 8 p.m. Tuesday on CW.
••Chad Lowe (“Life Goes On”) on “Bones,” 7 p.m. Thursday on Fox.
••Billy Lush (”The Black Donnellys”) on “Cold Case,” 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS.
••Vanessa Marcil (”Las Vegas”) on “Without a Trace,” 9:01 p.m. Tuesday on CBS.
••Gavin MacLeod (“The Love Boat”) on “The Suite Life on Deck,” 7 p.m. Friday on Disney.
••Colm Meaney (”Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) on “The Simpsons,” 7 p.m. Sunday on Fox.
••Eric McCormack (”Trust Me”) on “Hell’s Kitchen,” 8 p.m. Thursday on Fox.
••Niecy Nash (”Reno 911!”) on Talkshow With Spike Feresten,” 11 p.m. Saturday on Fox.
••Chuck Norris (”Walker, Texas Ranger”) on “Conversations With Michael Eisner,” 8 p.m. Thursday on CNBC.
••Jacqueline Obradors (”NYPD Blue”) on “Cold Case,” 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS.
••Robert Patrick (”The Unit”) on “Hell’s Kitchen,” 8 p.m. Thursday on Fox.
••Kurtwood Smith (“Worst Week”) on “Medium,” 9 p.m. Monday on NBC.
••James Van Der Beek (”Dawson’s Creek”) on “One Tree Hill,” 8 p.m. Monday on CW.
••Courtney B. Vance (”Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) on “ER,” 9 p.m. Thursday on NBC.
••Jon Voight (“Transformers”) on “24,” 8 p.m. Monday on Fox.
••Dean Winters (“Terminator” The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) on “30 Rock,” 8:31 p.m. Thursday on NBC.
••Alicia Witt (”Cybill”) on “Two and a Half Men,” 8 p.m. Monday on CBS.

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2009's New TV Shows I Want To Watch

Coming out of a few weeks of mostly reruns, my appetite for new shows is ravenous. Here's a quick run-down of some brand-new series premiering over the next few months, roughly in the order of my curiosity about them.

1. Dollhouse (Fox, premiering Feb. 13) Joss Whedon in the (doll)house! With Buffy's Eliza Dushku as part of a group of humans whose personality is erased and imprinted with a new one each time she goes on a new mission for a client. Sheesh, it sounds complicated, doesn't it? But there's no one I'd trust more to guide me into a tricky TV series than creator-producer-writer Whedon. Bring on the mind-bending...

2. Castle (ABC, premiering Mar. 9) Another Whedon alum--Nathan Fillion, from the great cult series Firefly--stars as a mystery-writer turned mystery-solver. Could be a lot of wry fun, or could be Murder, He Wrote; can't wait to find out.

3. Lie To Me (Fox, premiering Jan. 21) Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction) stars as a scientist who specializes in reading people's faces and body language to determine whether they're telling the truth. He uses his ability to help cops solve crimes. I've seen this pilot, and suspect Fox is right in thinking it's got itself a possible big hit. Roth is charmingly sardonic, and Kelli Williams, who's kept herself pretty hidden since co-starring in David E. Kelley's The Practice, radiates a smart glow.

4. Cupid (ABC, premiering Mar. 14) A guy claims to be the earthly manifestation of the Roman love-god Cupid (Will & Grace's Bobby Cavanale), and tries to match up people destined for each other. Some folks think he's crazy--including co-star Sarah Paulson (Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip) as his psychiatrist. If this show sounds familiar, it's because its creator, Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) did a show a decade ago called Cupid starring Jeremy Piven in the title role. Same premise. It bombed. Maybe this concept's time has come now?

5. Kings (NBC, premieres Mar. 19) I'll be honest: Tell me this is about a mythical kingdom of kings and princes but set in the present-day, and I'll give you a "Get outta here!" But tell me that the king is played by Deadwood's Ian McShane, and involves a lot of ruthless plotting, and I'll be in front of my TV, hoping it is good and worthy of the great McShane.

Which of these new shows are you looking forward to?