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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review Hairspray, Chuck & Larry, and Premonition in this episode of FilmCrunch.
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After five years on air, NCIS is still showing a lot of life.  Although the show had its largest audience ever, FOX still came away with the evening’s best numbers:

NCIS8pm

  • (18.3 million, 4.1/11 in 18-49 age group) also had the hour’s best demos.
  • (9.6 million, 3.6/9) was up almost 750,000 from last week.
  • A 2-hour episode of (3.3/8) drew in 7.9 million.
  • (4.9 million, 1.7/5) and (5.5 million, 1.9/5) locked up 4th place.
  • (1.3/3) took a backseat with 2.6 million.

9pm

  • Although bested by NCIS, (18.1 million, 7.7/18 in 18-49) still had the evening’s best demos.
  • (16.9 million, 3.8/9) was down about 1.5 million from last week.
  • (11 million, 3.0/7) was up about 1/2 million.
  • (1.0/2) racked up last place with 2.4 million.

10pm

  • About 11.7 million watched the hunt for a serial killer on (4.2/12 in 18-49 demo).
  • (11 million, 2.7/7) was down almost 800,000 from last week.
  • (7.8 million, 1.9/5) continues to see its audience slip away.

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Here are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday.  There are several complete collections now available just in time for the holiday season.

  • The Best of the Colbert Report Flight of the Conchords
  • The Cosby Show (Season 5)
  • The Cosby Show (Season 6)
  • Dora the Explorer: Puppy Power!
  • Flight of the Conchords (Season 1)
  • Full House (Season 8)
  • Full House (Complete Series)
  • The King of Queens (Complete Series)
  • Martin (Season 3)
  • Seinfeld (Season 9)
  • Seinfeld (Complete Series)
  • The X-Files (The Ultimate Collection)
  • Wings (Season 5)

(Click here to see what’s new on HD DVD and Blu-ray.)


Here are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday:

King of Queens

  • What About Brian (Complete series)
  • The Streets of San Francisco (Season 1, Vol. 2)
  • My Name is Earl (Season 2)
  • The Unit (Season 2)
  • Drawn Together (Season 2)
  • Grounded for Life (Season 5)
  • The King of Queens (Season 9)

Click here to see the Movies-On-DVD options for this week.
Click here to see the new titles released on HD DVD and Blu-Ray.


My Name is Earl Wow, did you catch last night’s marathon of The Office? I caught the last half of “Casino Night” and it really brought back all of those old Pam and Jim feelings. When Jim puts it out there that he loves Pam… then later kisses her. Sigh. Add to that the slightly teary-eyed Jim when she rejected him—wow, that’s a great episode. And now, The Office will live on in reruns on TBS. Ditto for My Name is Earl, another solid NBC comedy… both Earl and The Office are part of what made NBC “must see,” at least in my sad little existence. Anyway, TBS will begin airing the pair in the fall, for the low-low cost of $600,000-$700,000 per episode. No details on what timeslots these will hold—and with Friends, Sex and the City, Seinfeld, King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond and Family Guy, there will be plenty of funny on TBS (except for Raymond, which I have never found too funny).

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Kevin JamesTwo big baby announcements—courtesy of two past television stars. First up, Felicity‘s Keri Russell and hubby Shane Deary welcomed baby boy River Russell on June 9th. This is the first baby for the pair, who were married on Valentine’s Day after dating for a few years. She recently appeared on the big screen in Waitress, and you may remember her from a guest-starring gig on Scrubs. Her appearance on the comedy only stands out to me because I thought she didn’t bring much to the role. And in other baby news… King of Queens’ star Kevin James added a second daughter to his growing family. Wife (and model—lucky guy!), Steffania De La Cruz, gave birth to baby Shea Joelle on June 14th. She’ll be joining big sis Sienna-Marie, who will be three this fall. James, you’ll recall, finished up the final season (number nine) of King of Queens this year and can be seen in theaters soon in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with Adam Sandler. On a side note, I checked out one episode of his co-star Leah Remini’s new web series In the Motherhood, and it’s very funny (also includes comedian Chelsea Handler, who is too funny). Anyway, worth checking out!

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TV Remote It’s May, and that can only mean one thing: finales. The official TV season is ending so that summer’s reality programming can begin, but all the hot shows are determined to go out with a bang. Which show will have the most surprising finale of all? Which shows will only be coming back in re-runs? How will they all say good-bye? There’s only one way to find out – but you don’t have to watch them all.

After nine hilarious seasons, The King of Queens cast will say their final good-byes on Monday, May 14 at 9pm ET. The CBS show will get a big send-off to cap off its almost decade-long run, giving fans that chance to laugh at Kevin James and Jerry Stiller one last time. The dramatic hour-long finale will have plenty of tears but lots of laughter, too. Insiders say the show will have a happy ending. The real tragedy behind King of Queens going off the air is that Jerry Stiller will no longer have a sitcom gig – and that man is hysterical. 

Click to continue reading May’s Big Sendoffs

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Leah ReminiIf you need a Leah Remini fix, look no further than MSN in May. She is, of course, on the verge of signing off from The King of Queens, after nine years on the air. Remini will appear in a webisode series about motherhood, with the story lines submitted by real-life moms. In the Motherhood begins May 11th on MSN at http://www.inthemotherhood.com. Over the course of five episodes, three women friends (who are moms) reveal their “ever-hectic but always humorous” lives. The webisodes are the result of visitor nominations for the best entries that have been submitted, including worst public meltdown and funniest potty training story. But that’s not all—the webisodes can also be seen on Suave and Sprint, as well as on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Each episode is just five minutes, so (while I’m not a big Remini fan), it may be worth a look.

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Emmys  As some of you might remember, TV Envy brought you live remarks during the 2006 Oscars.  I had so much fun last time - I thought I would do it again for the 58th Annual Emmy Awards.  Unfortunately, since I live on the West Coast, live blogging is not possible.  I could cheat and write this while reading the online reports—but I won’t.  I will keep my eyes focused on the TV screen before me and make catty remarks as I think of them in Pacific Standard Time.

Although I’m still a bit bitter that neither Lost or Desperate Housewives were nominated this year (apparently due to the recent changes in the nomination process), my annual viewing must go on.  If someone can manage to eke out a win for either Entourage, The Office or Scrubs, I may be able to forgive and forget.

Okay—let the time-delayed festivities begin!

Click to continue reading The 2006 Emmy Awards


King of QueensYou know the saying - it isn’t all about money. But sometimes, in television, it is. The popular comedy The King of Queens—which features the daily life of a sweet delivery driver and his somewhat shrewish wife—was glaringly absent from CBS’s renewal announcement, which left many viewers asking ‘Why?’ It seems a contract dispute is the reason. The show’s leads, who reportedly make $500,000 an episode, are asking for more money based on the show’s popularity.

The King of Queens has aired for eight seasons with decent ratings. So far the network isn’t budging. Does this signal the end of the popular comedy? What do you think? With individual salaries that add up to about $12 million dollars per season, are the actors just being greedy? Or does the network owe them some respect?

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King of QueensDon’t you hate it when someone’s got it better than you?  Well, apparently Doug and Carrie do.. which is why they gave their friends such a hard time in this week’s show. In Carrie’s case, the issue was with Arthur’s dog/person walker, Holly.  Despite a string of failed relationships, Holly announces that she is moving away to be with her boyfriend. (In other words—actress Chloe Reid is moving to ABC to star in their new comedy, Hot Properties).  Holly’s boyfriend, Carl, claims to own a limousine service and his own place in Manhattan.  Carrie doubts this guy is for real and encourages Holly to question him further.  Holly follows her advice, and comes back with even bigger news—now she’s engaged!  She proudly shows off her engagement ring, causing Carrie to scoff at how “comically big” the rock it is.  Carrie is later embarrassed when Holly discovers that her ring is absolutely flawless.

Click to continue reading King of Queens:  Sandwiched Out


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