Monthly Archives: August 2012

TV Duos Bracket – Round One, Day 4

In day four of our TV Duos Bracket, Covert Affairs operatives Annie and Auggie go up against Secret Service turned Warehouse 13 agents Pete and Myka! Also Leverage’s mastermind and grifter, Nate and Sophie, face classic polar opposites, Will and Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air!

Our first matchup just ended – check out the results here! The winning duos will advance to the next round. Be sure to vote in our other ongoing polls from day two and day three (latter includes our other Leverage duo in this bracket, Hardison and Eliot!)

Reminder: While there are romantic pairs in this bracket, that’s only one possible aspect of a duo’s relationship. Duos have fun together, work well together, and/or have hilarious interactions. Simply put, they spark.

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here. Round one matchups are in teal. Each of the round one matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you to get the word out!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.7

  • Pete and Myka - Warehouse 13 (80%, 200 Votes)
  • Annie and Auggie - Covert Affairs (28%, 69 Votes)

Total Voters: 249

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Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.8

  • Nate and Sophie - Leverage (71%, 172 Votes)
  • Will and Carlton - The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (29%, 70 Votes)

Total Voters: 242

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TV Duos Bracket – Round One, Day 3

In our third day of competition, we have Leverage’s Hardison and Eliot up against The Closer’s Brenda and Fritz, while newbies Nick and Monroe from Grimm try to take out NCIS power couple Tony and Ziva!

Be sure to vote in our other ongoing polls from day one and day two (latter includes our other NCIS duo in this bracket, Gibbs and Abby!)

Reminder: While there are romantic pairs in this bracket, that’s only one possible aspect of a duo’s relationship. Duos have fun together, work well together, and/or have hilarious interactions. Simply put, they spark.

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here. Round one matchups are in teal. Each of the round one matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you to get the word out!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.5

  • Brenda and Fritz - The Closer (53%, 383 Votes)
  • Hardison and Eliot - Leverage (49%, 355 Votes)

Total Voters: 727

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Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.6

  • Tony and Ziva - NCIS (69%, 229 Votes)
  • Nick and Monroe - Grimm (31%, 104 Votes)

Total Voters: 332

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The Mindy Project – Pilot

Fox has a full episode preview of its new romantic comedy, The Mindy Project (you can watch it now on Hulu, and it premieres September 25 at 9:30PM). I don’t watch many medical shows, but if the pilot is any indication, this show is light on Mindy’s career as an OB/GYN, and heavy on her quest to find the perfect man of her chick-flick-loving dreams.

Fortunately for the show’s longevity, Mindy Lahiri (played by The Office’s Mindy Kaling) seems to be about as lucky in love as How I Met Your Mother’s Ted Mosby. After a drunken speech at her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, she’s arrested for disorderly conduct (which included riding her bike into a pool) and bailed out by her best friend. On blind date (with guest star Ed Helms), she’s charmingly awkward enough to get the guy’s interest, but messes things up with her reaction to being called in for a delivery.

Her own office offers up two possibilities to liven up her love life: a British hottie who’s available for no-strings hookups, and a rival doctor who gets on her nerves, offers unwanted advice, and mocks her favorite movies (hello, inevitable soul mate). Rounding out the supporting cast is Mindy’s best friend and her daughter, and what appears to be the office’s head doctor and receptionist.

The episode was pleasant and humorous, and with a lead-in like New Girl, should stick around long enough to find an audience. It’s too soon to tell if Mindy’s quirks and self-sabotage will be endearing or annoying, but the juxtaposition of idealized romanticism and realistic dating disasters should be a hit among female viewers.

TV Duos Bracket – Round One, Day 2

The next matches in our TV duos bracket pit a classic show against a short-lived spinoff, and two crime-fighting duos (each with one federal agent) face off. Seinfeld’s Jerry and George are up against The Finder’s Walter and Leo, and Peter and Neal from White Collar battle against Gibbs and Abby from NCIS!

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here. Round one matchups are in teal. Our first matchups (How I Met Your Mother vs. Eureka and Buffy the Vampire Slayer vs. The Odd Couple) are here. Each of the round one matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you to get the word out!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.3

  • Walter and Leo - The Finder (53%, 89 Votes)
  • Jerry and George - Seinfeld (47%, 79 Votes)

Total Voters: 167

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Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.4

  • Peter and Neal - White Collar (64%, 213 Votes)
  • Gibbs and Abby - NCIS (36%, 122 Votes)

Total Voters: 335

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ABC Marvel ‘SHIELD’ Pilot — Joss Whedon To Co-Write, May Direct

More awesome news about the Avengers-related TV show! ABC has ordered the pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D., which will be co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen. (Which of course will make it pretty amazing!) Schedule permitting, Joss will also direct the pilot.

Since bringing his brother and sister-in-law already makes this a family project, what actors from Whedonverse family would you like to see cast in the show? And before you can say “all of them” or “everyone from Firefly,” let’s try to narrow things down by only casting actors who aren’t already a regular on another show (like Nathan Fillion) or have a busy movie career (aka most of the main actors in The Avengers – I can see some of them guest-starring, but not playing major cast).

This means that TWO of my thoughts for what would make a great Avengers TV show have been implemented, Joss Whedon and S.H.I.E.L.D!

ABC Marvel ‘SHIELD’ Pilot — Joss Whedon To Co-Write, May Direct.

Ben and Kate – Pilot

Fox has put a few of its new fall premieres online early, including sibling comedy Ben and Kate (which you can watch now on Hulu and starting September 25, on Tuesdays at 8:30). Irresponsible Ben Fox has a habit of crashing into his uptight younger sister’s life at the most inopportune moments, but he genuinely loves her and her five-year-old daughter, Maddie. His latest visit brings upheaval to both siblings’ love lives.

Nat Faxon and Dakota Johnson do a good job at playing the brother-sister duo, and it’s a nice change having the zany brother be older instead of younger. There’s some room for growth for their relationship to really zing, though, especially since Fox has another sibling comedy coming mid-season, The Goodwin Games. Daughter Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) is a bit underused in this episode, but her presence and the show’s dynamics give off a bit of a Bent vibe, though Ben and Kate isn’t as snappy or as risque as the ill-fated NBC show.

Rounding out the cast are Ben’s friend Tommy (Echo Kellum) and Kate’s friend and coworker BJ (Lucy Punch). Tommy doesn’t get much screen time in this episode, but he seems a likeable enough character. BJ initially turned me off a bit, but I think it was mostly because her abrasive personality and accent reminded me of The Office’s Nellie (Catherine Tate). Also, the only thing I’d seen Lucy Punch on before was Ella Enchanted, where she plays an evil stepsister (which probably didn’t help my opinion). I think I’ll warm up to BJ, and when a show leans on the heartwarming side, it’s good to have a character or two who bucks the status quo.

The humor in the pilot was more of the smiling type instead of laugh out loud, but the show feels genuine and organic. I definitely plan to stick around for a few more episodes. Since Fox is the only broadcast network with an 8PM comedy block, there’s a good chance this show will get ignored by most people who don’t watch its lead-in, Raising Hope (which is a pretty compatible show to pair it with). At least the premiere will be sandwiched between two new episodes of New Girl, but most viewers will typically be watching NCIS, Hart of Dixie, The Voice, or Dancing with the Stars results during that hour. Ben and Kate will have to keep improving to survive, but it’s off to a solid start.

TV Duos Bracket – Round One, Day 1

Our TV duos bracket kicks off with Eureka’s Zane and Jo versus How I Met Your Mother’s Marshall and Lily, as well as enemies-turned-allies-turned-lovers-turned-friends Spike and Buffy the Vampire Slayer up against the original mismatched duo, The Odd Couple’s Oscar and Felix.

Reminder: While there are romantic pairs in this bracket, that’s only one possible aspect of a duo’s relationship. Duos have fun together, work well together, and/or have hilarious interactions. Simply put, they spark.

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here. Round one matchups are in teal. Each of the round one matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you to get the word out!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.1

  • Marshall and Lily - How I Met Your Mother (64%, 68 Votes)
  • Zane and Jo - Eureka (36%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 107

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Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 1.2

  • Spike and Buffy - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (76%, 94 Votes)
  • Oscar and Felix - The Odd Couple (24%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 124

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TV Duos Bracket – Day 0

The first polls in our TV duos bracket launch tomorrow! For our first round (whittling our 64 duos down to 32), we’ll have two polls a day in one post, and they’ll be open for 3 days. Each poll will pit 2 pairs of TV characters against each other. The order in which contestants will face each other was determined by Random.org.

View the entire TV Duos Bracket here.

The pairs chosen for this list are comprised of classic TV duos, characters from shows this site has featured, and your nominations. Nearly half made it into the bracket thanks to our Wild Card poll, which helped settle debates about which character should be paired with whom.

Be sure to spread the word so your favorites will win their matchups! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Get creative!

Fall TV 2012: When Are Your Favorite Shows Coming Back?

Fall TV kicked off a little early this year, with NBC showing early premieres of new shows Go On and Animal Practice, and launching the second season of Grimm mid-August. But when do the other shows come back? Keep reading!

As per TV Breakroom’s focus, this list only includes live-action, scripted shows. (For those who simply must have their competition TV: The Voice comes back 9/10; The X Factor, 9/13;  Survivor, 9/19; DWTS, 9/24;  and The Amazing Race, 9/30.) We’re also listing by day of the week, so you can get a better idea of which shows you can watch live and when you’ll need to start using your DVR or watching some shows online later. This is mostly for broadcast shows, but a few cable ones will be listed as well. All times listed are Eastern, and new shows are in bold.

SUNDAYS

September 16:

9PM – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

September 30:

8PM – Once Upon a Time (ABC)

9PM – Dexter (Showtime)

9PM – The Good Wife (CBS)

9PM – Revenge (ABC)

10PM – 666 Park Avenue (ABC)

10PM – Homeland (Showtime)

10PM – The Mentalist (CBS)

October 14:

9PM – The Walking Dead (AMC)

 

MONDAYS

September 3:

8PM – Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

September 17:

8PM – Bones (Fox)

9PM – The Mob Doctor (Fox)

10PM – Revolution (NBC)

September 24:

8PM – How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

8:30PM – Partners (CBS)

9PM – 2 Broke Girls (CBS)

9:30PM – Mike & Molly (CBS)

10PM – Castle (ABC)

10PM – Hawaii Five-O (CBS)

October 8:

8PM – 90210 (The CW)

9PM – Gossip Girl (The CW)

 

TUESDAYS

September 11:

9PM – Go On (NBC – time period premiere)

9:30PM – The New Normal (NBC)

10PM – Parenthood (NBC)

10PM – Sons of Anarchy (FX)

September 25:

8PM – NCIS (CBS)

8PM – New Girl (Fox – special episode)

8:30PM – Ben & Kate (Fox)

9PM – NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

9PM – New Girl (Fox – time period premiere)

9:30 – The Mindy Project (Fox)

10PM – Private Practice (ABC)

10PM – Vegas (CBS)

October 2:

8PM – Hart of Dixie (The CW)

8PM – Raising Hope (Fox)

October 16:

9PM – Emily Owens, MD (The CW)

10PM – Covert Affairs (USA – season resumes after 9/18 summer finale)

October 23:

9PM – Happy Endings (ABC)

9:30PM – Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 (ABC)

 

WEDNESDAYS

September 12:

10PM – Guys With Kids (NBC – preview sneak peek)

September 26:

8PM – Animal Practice (NBC – time period premiere)

8PM – Criminal Minds (CBS)

8PM – The Middle (ABC – one hour premiere)

8:30PM – Guys With Kids (NBC – time period premiere)

9PM – Law & Order: SVU (NBC – two hour premiere)

9PM – Modern Family (ABC)

9:30 – The Neighbors (ABC)

10PM – CSI (CBS)

October 3:

8:30PM – The Neighbors (ABC – time period premiere)

9PM – Supernatural (The CW)

October 10:

8PM – Arrow (The CW)

10PM – Chicago Fire (NBC)

10PM – Nashville (ABC)

October 17:

9:30PM – Suburgatory (ABC)

 

THURSDAYS

September 13:

9PM – Glee (Fox)

September 20:

8:30PM – Up All Night (NBC)

9PM – The Office (NBC)

9:30PM – Parks and Recreation (NBC)

September 27:

8PM – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

8PM – Last Resort (ABC)

8:30PM – Two and a Half Men (CBS)

9PM – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

9PM – Person of Interest (CBS)

10PM – Elementary (CBS)

10PM – Scandal (ABC)

October 4:

8PM – 30 Rock (NBC)

October 11:

8PM – The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

9PM – Beauty and the Beast (The CW)

 

FRIDAYS

September 21:

10PM – Haven (Syfy)

September 28:

8PM – CSI: NY (CBS)

9PM – Fringe (Fox)

9PM – Grimm (NBC – time period premiere)

9PM – Made in Jersey (CBS)

10PM – Blue Bloods (CBS)

October 19:

8PM – Whitney (NBC)

8:30PM – Community (NBC)

9PM – Nikita (The CW)

October 26:

8PM – Touch (Fox)

November 2:

8PM – Last Man Standing (ABC)

8:30PM – Malibu Country (ABC)

‘Grimm’: Sasha Roiz talks latest episode, what’s next for Renard | Inside TV | EW.com

Sasha Roiz, Grimm’s Captain Renard, talks about Monday’s episode “The Kiss” and the jaw-dropping reveal about his character. He confirms exactly what he is (I thought it was pretty clear from the episode, but I’ve seen comments from people who had other theories) and hints at future episodes.

‘Grimm’: Sasha Roiz talks latest episode, what’s next for Renard | Inside TV | EW.com.

Grimm – The Kiss

Grimm finished its two-part season opener with a bang – great fight scenes, humorously awkward moments, and wow-did-they-really-just-do-that revelations.

Full review here: Billie Doux: Grimm: The Kiss.

Suburgatory Casts Malin Akerman as Tessa’s Mother — Season 2 – TVLine

After several episodes of last year’s under-appreciated comedy Suburgatory hinted that Tessa wasn’t quite as cool with this “not knowing her mother” thing as she professed, it’s no surprise that the show is bringing in her estranged mom for its sophomore season. Malin Akerman will play the role as Alex stops by for this year’s Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes.

Suburgatory Casts Malin Akerman as Tessa’s Mother — Season 2 – TVLine.

Arrow Casts Jessica De Gouw as Huntress in Season 1 – TVLine

My experience with comic books is pretty limited (I usually read ones based on TV shows and web series, not the other way around), so I have little knowledge of the Huntress’ role in the Green Arrow comics. It is kind of nice not to have to compare movies and TV shows to their respective comic canons, though.

I’m also not familiar with Australia actress Jessica De Gouw, but her role as the daughter of crime boss trying to destroy her father’s empire sounds interesting.

Arrow Casts Jessica De Gouw as Huntress in Season 1 – TVLine.

Warehouse 13 Casting News — Lindsay Wagner, Jaime Murray – TVLine

Next Monday’s Warehouse 13 episode (8/27) will feature two returning characters – Dr. Vanessa Calder (Lindsay Wagner), Warehouse 13’s official doctor (who Artie’s sweet on), and one of the creepiest villains the show has produced, Lewis Carroll’s Alice.

Also, H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray) will return for this season’s 7th episode, due to air 9/3.

Warehouse 13 Casting News — Lindsay Wagner, Jaime Murray – TVLine.

The Office’s Last Season — Ending After Season 9, All Questions Answered – TVLine

Well, it’s official – this coming season of The Office will be its last. I’d pretty much given up on the show, but since I’ve stuck around this long, I may see it through to the end. Making the character of Nellie Bertram (who I hated) a regular on the show made me write the show off, but I hear that next season Andy will be tormenting her for what she put him through last season, and be trying to get her to quit. It might be okay if she’s sort of the villain of the office instead of the show trying to get us to feel sympathy for such an unlikeable character.

The final season will bring back some familiar faces (Roy is already scheduled to appear early in the season) and offer a look into the documentary crew who’s been filming all these years. We may not say goodbye to all the characters, though, as the Dwight spin-off The Farm is still very much a possibility.

The Office’s Last Season — Ending After Season 9, All Questions Answered – TVLine.

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