By Tom Comi One of the great things about Fox’s award-winning show Glee is the platform it has provided for the topic of bullying, and a great deal of the credit for building that platform goes to creator Ryan Murphy. Unfortunately, Murphy has allowed the success of the show to transform him into both a bully and a hypocrite. You would think that a show of Glee’s stature would have musicians begging to have their songs covered. Whether it’s the cast arrangement of a song or the original version, viewers are downloading singles off iTunes faster than a Sue Sylvester […]
By now it is common knowledge that the hit CBS show Two and a Half Men will go on a 3-month break while star Charlie Sheen attends rehab, but what is not certain is the current and future state of the show. So in addition to wishing Sheen well in getting the help that he desperately needs, we here at Channel Guide also wanted to clear up many of the rumors that have been circulating lately. Fact: The show will remain the same when Sheen returns. Fiction: The name of the show will be changed to Two Guys, a […]
When will the National Football League admit that its annual All-Star game has become a joke to the point where the name of the contest should appropriately be called the Good-But-Not-Great Bowl? Desperate to fill the void for diehard football fans looking for something to watch between the championship games and the Super Bowl, the NFL in its infinite wisdom decided to showcase its best players during the bye week (prior to last year, it ran the week following the big game). But what that did was eliminate all of the top players from what we presume are the best […]
Every once in a while life really does imitate art, and we needn’t look any further than Ted Williams — the homeless man with the golden voice — whose life is unfolding before our very eyes like Jim Carrey’s character in the movie The Truman Show. Fortunately for the fictional Truman Burbank, his story did have a happy ending. But many of us watch with bated breath to see how the Ted Williams fairy tale will end. Williams’ life has transpired like the realest of reality shows. He has gone from begging for money and work on an Ohio street corner […]
By Tom Comi The worst-kept secret in Hollywood was confirmed late last week when Ricky Gervais admitted that he will not only be making a cameo appearance on The Office next week but he will be playing the character he created for the British show of the same name. The episode is scheduled to air January 27 and will feature Gervais playing paper salesman David Brent, whose counterpart in the U.S. version is Michael Scott (portrayed by funnyman Steve Carell). Gervais told Piers Morgan on CNN last week that he agreed to make the cameo as an homage to Carell, […]
By Tom Comi Everybody has their guilty pleasures, and mine involves a super geek who is transformed into a super spy overnight. And it’s ironic that Chuck revolves around the protection of government secrets, because this show really Is the best-kept secret on TV. I realize viewers are reluctant to take on a new show several years in, but trust me that this isn’t like Lost or 24 where you can’t jump on the bandwagon mid-run. Here’s a CliffsNotes-like recap for those wanting to give it a try tonight (8 pm ET/PT on NBC).
By Tom Comi You have to give the folks at TLC some credit. Knowing full well how enamored (read: obsessed) Americans are with all things Royal, TLC has cleverly decided to devote a week of coverage to capitalize on the April 29th wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Cha-ching!