And not just from the cast changes. The Hollywood Reporter says that all the principal actors are slated to return (giving deference to their pilot deals this fall), and that Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke could even return for guest spots. This has all been speculated upon before, but what’s new is the idea that Scrubs could switch from its single-camera style to a more traditional multi-camera setup, which would presumably include a laugh track, or a live studio audience.
Even from the opening credits of the first episode of ABC’s American Crime, which resembled those of a feature film, you could probably tell you were getting into something unique on broadcast television, something more cinematic and theatrical, more gritty and real. And from there, the style of the direction from creator and executive producer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), and the intense performances he elicited from his great cast, may have confirmed your belief that you were watching something fantastic (if you weren’t already too engrossed in the story). If there was any drawback, it’s that it is on […]
By Tom Comi One of the toughest things about watching TV is determining how many episodes you are willing to give a new show before deciding if you are going to add it to your coveted weekly viewing calendar. That’s the dilemma I am currently facing with the comedy Mr. Sunshine (tonight, 9:30 pm ET). I’ve always been a fan of both Matthew Perry and Allison Janney, so I was excited when ABC announced that they were appearing together in show about the folks who run the day-to-day operations at a sports/entertainment arena. I would be lying, however, if I […]
ABC has announced that it will air the 1956 classic The Ten Commandments — Cecil B. DeMille’s epic masterpiece — on Easter Sunday. From an ABC press release: The Easter classic, The Ten Commandments, will air as an “ABC Special Presentation” on Sunday, April 5 (7:00-11:44 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The legendary Cecil B. DeMille film from 1956 was an annual tradition for many families who gathered to watch the story of Moses every Easter. Starring Charlton Heston in the iconic role of Moses, the film from Paramount Pictures also stars legendary actors Yul Brynner as Rameses, Anne Baxter as Queen […]