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Jacqueline Obradors), the head of the Reynosa Drug Cartel who, along with her Mexican justice department official brother Alejandro (Mark Sanchez), wanted to avenge their father’s death from a Gibbs bullet. But I can’t be the only one who had a season 2 finale flashback to Caitlin’s death by sniper as Jackson stood in Gibbs’ home, asking his son to come home and help him rebuild the store Paloma had shot to smithereens after Jackson pulled a shotgun on her.NCIS returned last night with an eighth season opener in which, somehow, Ralph Waite (The Waltons), who reprised his role as Gibbs’ father, Jackson, survived. I’m not saying I wanted him to die at the hand of Paloma (
Fortunately for the Gibbs men, Paloma fell victim to the classic Big Bad mistake of wanting to torture her target before putting an end to him. READ FULL STORY
roundup of TV’s top earners. The magazine breaks its sampling of paychecks down by category, so Two and a Half Men‘s Sheen tops the comedy side with a reported $1.25 million an episode (followed by Cryer with $550,000), and House‘s Laurie leads the dramas with $400,000+ per episode. Peruse the list and tell us what catches your eye. For dramas: I was pleasantly surprised to find Parenthood‘s Lauren Graham making $150,000 per episode, which puts her only $25K behind The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies, on-par with Outlaw‘s Jimmy Smits, and $25K ahead of NCIS‘s Michael Weatherly and Blue Bloods‘ Tom Selleck. Also noteworthy: I’ve got a definite type, and it’s set at $100,000: White Collar‘s Matt Bomer, Castle‘s Nathan Fillion, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, Hawaii Five-0‘s Alex O’Loughlin, and Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant.Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Hugh Laurie are the small screen’s highest-paid actors, according to TV Guide‘s
As for comedies: READ FULL STORY
Consider yourself warned! Switch on the TV today, and you could be sitting in front of it for hours thanks to any one of the following marathons. All times Eastern:
Discovery: Deadliest Catch (9 a.m. to 3 a.m.)
Bravo: Real Housewives (of New York City, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; of New Jersey, 2 p.m. to 3 a.m, with a new episode at 10 p.m.) READ FULL STORY
The seasons have ended for the cops on ABC, NBC, and Fox, leaving only the CBS procedurals as the last men standing. This week, we saw the season finales of NCIS and its West Coast kid brother, CSI: Miami and its brooding Manhattan cousin, and Criminal Minds. How times change. Long ago, in the early ’90s, NBC was the Cop King, with the original Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, and JAG. In hindsight, NBC’s choice to cancel JAG after just one season, which led to its pick-up at CBS, has turned out to be the broadcast-TV version of the Red Sox trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees. By my estimate, NBC has another 70 years to go before the curse wears off.
You couldn’t miss the symbolism. In the same week L&O 1.0 left television with quiet grace, CBS threw five cliffhanger finales in our fat faces and demanded we watch until our eyes bled with happiness. To extend the baseball analogy, this week was like watching Cal Ripken walk off the field, instantly replaced by five steroid-pumped reptile mutants with .400 batting averages.
Still, one reptile-mutant stuck out from the rest… and it wore a handsome pastel suit.
his contract negotiations (he was confident he’ll return for season 8, though no deal has yet been announced) and the show’s season 7 finale (May 25). Pressing him for spoilers over a martini, we soon realized, was futile. So, we administered an EW Pop Culture Personality Test, which the actor who plays film buff Tony DiNozzo more than aced. One note: Weatherly got an assist from his doctor wife, Bojana Jankovic, who joined us for our chat and learned a few things she hadn’t known about her husband. Like that in 1991, he acted in a karaoke video.Earlier this month, we sat down with NCIS‘ Michael Weatherly to chat about
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When do you yell at the TV?
MICHAEL WEATHERLY: Mad Men. Any time Don Draper f—s up. Or Betty decides that she’s gonna have an affair with a stranger in a bar. I’m like, “Nooo! Just because he’s an a–hole, you don’t have to be one!” Or when she goes off with the guy who’s the senator’s aide, and you’re like, “He’s not even handsome. Nooo!” Betty frustrates me. What happens with Mad Men, it’s like an Elvis Costello album, I’ll watch it, and then I immediately have to watch it again. AMC will play it back-to-back. I have a tendency to yell at it when my wife’s not around because if she catches me yelling at Mad Men, then it gets weird. [To Bojana] Is there anything that you catch me yelling at? I love House Hunters International.
BOJANA JANKOVIC: But you don’t yell — oh yeah, we do. When they pick a house that we’re like, “WHAT? They picked that house?” [Both laugh]
MW: And sometimes I’ll yell at The Unsellables, that’s another HGTV show.
You’re an HGTV fan — I never would have known this.
MW: Yeah, but let’s talk about my favorite television shows: 60 Minutes, Cold Case, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, NCIS:LA, CSI: Miami, CSI, CSI: New York. I’m a big, big fan of Survivor and The Amazing Race. And when I can watch Ghost Whisperer, then Medium, I’m very happy. I only watch Letterman and Craig Ferguson. Do you know Harry Smith on CBS’ Early Show?
That’s definitely worth more money an episode.
MW: Right? Come on. [Laughs] READ FULL STORY
It’d be tough to imagine NCIS without Tony DiNozzo’s sense of humor and pop culture references, not to mention the Tiva tension, the Gibbs slaps, and the sibling-esque rivalry with McGee. But if all goes according to plan, fans of TV’s No. 1 scripted series won’t have to. Earlier this week, we sat down with Michael Weatherly in New York to chat about his contract negotiations for Season 8, as well as May 25′s season 7 finale (sadly, one martini does not produce spoilers). We also administered an EW Pop Culture Personality Test, which you can read on PopWatch next Tuesday. (It’s a good one. Even his wife, Bojana Jankovic, a doctor who observed her husband’s final interview before his hiatus — and their vacation — truly began, learned a few new things about him.)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Let’s get the tough question out of the way first.
MICHAEL WEATHERLY: Are we talking about my weight? [Laughs]
What can you say about your contract negotiations?
[Thinks for 10 seconds, choosing his words] It’s a very exciting time for the show, and I would like to know as much as anybody whether or not I’ll back in season 8. But I am 100 percent confident that the people in charge of negotiating these things, which would be my representatives as well as the network, will come to some accord — and probably sooner rather than later as Upfronts [when the networks present their fall schedules to advertisers] are coming up. Coming up front. [Laughs]
You’ve already shot the season finale. I’m assuming there’s no loophole in it, like, Oops!, maybe half the team doesn’t have to be there next season… Then again, the show has separated you all before.
What might happen in Season 8, if everything were to go sideways, is that Ducky finds a time machine and suddenly we’re solving crimes in the Civil War, and it’s just Ducky and Gibbs in, like, NCIS: Civil War. [In announcer voice] “It’s the North versus the South. They’re bringing 21st century crime procedural to the 19th Century.” It would be pretty cool. That’s when you know we’re out of ideas, when we find a time machine. I actually think the show can absorb more than your average procedural drama, but I’m not sure about a time machine. Or aliens. Or ghosts. READ FULL STORY
Marketing Evaluations, Inc., The Q Scores Company, has just released its January/February 2010 Performer Q study, which asked a representative sample of 1,800 children, teens, and adults to rate the familiarity and appeal of personalities. The surprising results: Perennial favorite Tom Hanks’ Q Score is now tied with Morgan Freeman’s and NCIS‘ Pauley Perrette’s — which means even though Perrette is roughly half as well-known as Hanks and Freeman, those who are familiar with her adore her. She’s the only female in the Top 10 (posted below). Another interesting tidbit: Although Dirty Jobs‘ host Mike Rowe isn’t as recognizable as Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Bill Cosby, or Harrison Ford, his Q Score topped theirs — again meaning that those who do know him, love him.
|Performer||Familiarity %||Q Score|
|1. Tom Hanks||88||50|
|2. Morgan Freeman||82||50|
|3. Pauley Perrette||42||50|
|4. Robin Williams||84||48|
|5. Clint Eastwood||85||46|
|6. Mike Rowe||57||45|
|7. Will Smith||90||44|
|8. Johnny Depp||91||43|
|9. Bill Cosby||91||43|
|10. Harrison Ford||83||43|
It makes sense to me. If you know Perrette and Rowe, you’re a fan of NCIS and Dirty Jobs and probably only associate them with those shows — so what’s not to like? Her Abby is a smart, funny, loyal, goth forensic specialist on TV’s top drama (which has way more character development than anyone who’s never seen the show would expect); he’s a smart, funny guy who isn’t afraid to get messy to show how some choice work gets done. What do you think? Anyone you’re surprised not to see in the Top 10? Has a Tina Fey backlash begun?
The sheer volume of Lost-related content on the Internet today (and perhaps in your office — maybe your nerd coworkers, like mine, are LARPing around ‘The Island’ of Conference Room B while projecting Dharma Initiation videos onto the big screen from YouTube right this second) is enough to make a non-Lost viewer want to pop off Gordon Ramsay-style on these freaks. Why don’t they open their minds, man? There are other things on TV! Sorry, shocked Locke (pictured), some people desire to spend 9-11 p.m. ET not re-submerging into an Island-based state of confusion, and this is not a sign of a deficiency in character. Consider this your place to vent.
If you’re not watching Lost tonight (REALLY? Are you sure?) — what’ll it be instead? The Biggest Loser? Kitchen Nightmares? NCIS: LA and The Good Wife? A double-header of your favorite CNBC reruns, Marijuana Inc. and Porn: Business of Pleasure? The Caribbean World Series on the MLB Network (Mexico at Venezuela)? Here’s your chance to tell all those crazed Losties why your choice is superior to their beloved saga.
Just don’t say you’ll be reading a book. No one believes you.
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