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Quick Take: Skip 9JKL on CBS

What do Marc Feuerstein, Linda Lavin, Elliott Gould, Liza Lapira, Albert Tsai, Matt Murray, and LOML* David Walton have in common?  Together, they’re staring in the most disappointing comedy of the Fall! On 9JKL, based on Feuerstein’s real life, he plays Josh Roberts, a successful TV star who temporarily relocates to the apartment next to his parents, while he looks for permanent housing and love. On the other side of his parents live Josh’s brother and his wife, who are

Previewing FOX’s GHOSTED with Linc Hand

Supernatural comedy series GHOSTED, starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson as a believer and skeptic, respectively, premieres on FOX Sunday night at 8:30/7:30c. When the “James Bond of the underground government agency that deals with paranormal activity,” agent Kurt Checker, goes missing, he names Scott and Robinson’s Max and Leroy as his saviors, drawing the characters into a world they never expected. I had the chance to chat with Checker himself, actor Linc Hand, about what’s coming up on FOX’s

Chef Barbie Marshall previews her return to HELL’S KITCHEN

When Chef Barbie Marshall was a competitor on Season 12 of HELL’S KITCHEN, she got her black jacket but not the win.  She joked with people that if the show ever had an All Stars season, she’d do it, never expecting them to ACTUALLY have an All Stars season. Now, she’s back in the kitchen, ready to compete with other chefs from the show’s past (including a handful from her season, which made for an interesting competition), all of whom

Quick Take: SEAL TEAM on CBS

SEAL TEAM, the new military drama series from CBS, starring David Boreanaz and Jessica Paré, premieres tonight at 9/8c. The second of three military dramas to premiere this Fall, SEAL TEAM has the distinction of being a bit more grounded than THE BRAVE (NBC, premiered Monday) and eons better than VALOR (CW, coming soon). While SEAL TEAM and THE BRAVE have very similar pilots including a decision made and immediately thrown out regarding a civilian rescue, SEAL TEAM has one

Quick Take: LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS

NBC’s latest addition to the LAW&ORDER franchise comes in the form of a true crime drama series (a la FX’s AMERICAN CRIME STORY) that focuses on the baffling murders of the Menendez parents by the Menendez Brothers in 1989, and the court cases that followed for years after: LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS. Here, Edie Falco plays the notorious defense attorney Leslie Abramson, while newcomers Miles Gaston Villanueva and Gus Halper play the brothers (Lyle and Eric).  The

My Take On…YOUNG SHELDON on CBS

In CBS’ YOUNG SHELDON, getting a special preview at 8:30/7:30c tonight before it moves to its regular home (still behind THE BIG BANG THEORY) on Thursdays (11/2, after football), we’re introduced to Sheldon Cooper as a 9-year-old. He wears a very specific bow-tie to school, the high school where his academic achievements have placed him at least 5 years early. He doesn’t get along very well with his family because his advanced brain puts him outside of their down-home norms

KEVIN CAN WAIT: Mary-Charles Jones previews a Season 2 of change

Season 2 of KEVIN CAN WAIT kicks off tonight on CBS with a time jump and a new series regular (S1 guest star Leah Remini is back). To celebrate kicking off Season 2, I spent some time chatting with series star Mary-Charles Jones about what’s coming for Sara now that Kevin has to parent this teenager alone! It’s got to be exciting; you never know when you sign on for something that it’s going to take off whether people are

My Take On…ME, MYSELF, & I on CBS

In CBS’ ME, MYSELF, & I, premiering tonight at 9:30/8:30c (before moving to the 9/8c timeslot at the end of October), Bobby Moynihan stars as Alex, a 40-year-old inventor whose recent-ex wife threatens to take his daughter, Abby, away from him. He’s facing a mid-life crisis and needs help from his best friend and partner, Jaleel White’s Darryl, to say in line. Also starring as Alex? Jack Dylan Grazer, a then-14-year-old verson in 1991, whose mother moves him from Chicago

Quick Take: THE BRAVE on NBC

THE BRAVE on NBC follows a team of, yep, you guessed it, brave folks abroad and at home who are fighting for the safety of our citizens at home and abroad.  Mike Vogel is charming enough; Anne Heche is good, if a bit miscast (I prefer the zany SAVE ME Anne Heche to the tough head of a covert government special ops team).  There is a history between the characters; we’re brought into their lives on a typical day involving

My Take On…THE GOOD DOCTOR on ABC

ABC’s THE GOOD DOCTOR (which counts David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim among the producers) tells the story of Dr Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome.  He leaves his quiet life to interview for a surgery position at San Jose’s St Bonaventure on a recommendation by his mentor, Richard Schiff’s Dr Aaron Glassman. The first episode follows Shaun’s journey from home to the hospital for his interview, making time, almost immediately, to show flashbacks of

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