TV Gal Courts Trouble
Well I haven't even left yet (I'm off next week and will be back with a new column on April 1) and already we've got trouble with a capital T. Hmmm . . . how do I put this in professional, critical terms? Double crap.
My fearless predictions about
Days after I wrote my column declaring my love for all things Boston Rob, Romber was eliminated from "
George slept with Isabel on
But the worst news is that rumors abound that "Veronica Mars" has been cancelled, which means I've got to get to my annual Save This Show column stat. We have a plethora of shows in need of rescuing this spring (if only we could get one of the
What shows do you think are worth saving? Talk about it on the TV Gal Message Board.
Quotes of the Week
"Sorry, I'm feeling ambivalent. I'm going to go." Chloe to former President Logan on "24." Thanks to Vicki who was the first to send in this week's most popular quote.
"You're like a walking encyclopedia of weirdness!" Dean to Sam on "Supernatural." Thanks to Cassie for the quote.
"She's blonde. She's stacked. She's a supermodel. I'm George." George to Callie on "Grey's Anatomy" explaining why he thought Isabel would never go for him. It actually hurt me when he said that.
"Sorry." Locke to Kate and Sayid after he killed Mikhail on "
Where Have I Seen Them Before?
Well, well, well, I don't know what to think about the fact that Andy and Ken were the first of MANY to report that Louis Lombardi, the dear departed Edgar on
Andrew recognized Chip Esten, who we saw earlier this season as Josh Porter, Jim's new boss on "The Office," as Richard's brother on "The New Adventures of Old Christine." It was a big week for Esten; he was also on "The Winner" as Allison's boyfriend. We've also seen him as a regular on "Whose Line is It Anyway?" and he was Luke on "Party of Five."
Michelle recognized Michael Weston played Olivia's half-brother on "Law & Order:SVU". We recently saw him as the military patient suffering from short term memory loss on "Scrubs." Jennie remembers that Weston was Kenny the cop in
Jacqueline McKenzie, Diana on "The 4400" (raise your hand if you can't wait for the show to return this summer), was the missing senator on "Without a Trace." Alex Carter, Detective Vartann on "
Jennifer recognized Roger Rees as Dr. Marlow, Christina's old boyfriend on "Grey's Anatomy." Rees was the drunken English ambassador, Lord John Marbury, on "The West Wing," and, in one of my favorite roles, Robin Colcord on "Cheers."
Possible Spin- Offs
A few weeks ago I asked you who you would like to see have a spin-off. Here are my favorite responses:
Mary and Joe think there should be a spin-off involving Michael and Walt on "Lost." Word is we'll see the father and son duo on "Lost" next season, but I love the spin-off idea.
Shannon wants a spin-off with the ever-fabulous Amanda on "Ugly Betty."
Libby thinks scene stealer Kenneth on "30 Rock" would be good in a series of his own.
Highlights of the Week Ahead
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time for March 18 to 25
"Dancing with the Stars" kicks off its fourth season Monday at 8 p.m. on
Her talk show was recently cancelled, but Megan Mullally didn't waste any time finding her next gig. The former "Will & Grace" star guest stars on
I, for one, still love "Lost" (Wednesday, ABC, 10 p.m.). Seriously how creepy was the ending scene of Jack playing football with Tom? And I can't wait for the mystery we've been waiting forever for - how Locke end up in a wheelchair - to be revealed.
I love the love triangle happening over on
So I kind of like "Andy Barker, P.I." (Thursday, NBC, 9:30 p.m.). It kind of reminds me of "Monk": a fun, light show that is an entertaining diversion. It's also the perfect show for Andy Richter's distinct style. What do you think?
As ABC promised, "Six Degrees" returns to the schedule Friday at 9 p.m. on ABC. But my question is: Will you watch?
Highlights for the Week I'm on Vacation
Just a couple of things I wanted to remind you about while I'm gone.
The season finale of "What About Brian" is Monday, March 26, at 10 p.m. on ABC.
George meets his new father-in-law and deals with the consequences of sleeping with Izzie on the March 29 episode of "Grey's Anatomy" at 9 p.m. on ABC.
Don't forget that
That's all for today. When I return we'll have so much to talk about. The return of