Kyle Bornheimer is a Funny Everyman in a Fun Family Comedy
(May 10, 2013)
El Capo Beauty Maria Adelaida Puerta y Amigas Escape Poverty One Boob Job at a Time
(May 3, 2013)
Colombian actress Maria Adelaida Puerta has been acting in her home country for almost 10 years on TV novelas where young women dream of finding a better life for themselves. Unlike a lot of Mexican novelas, though, her characters are women who take charge of their lives more than they wait for Prince Charming.
Hot In Cleveland's Wendie Malick is On the Run in a Funny Caper
(April 19, 2013)
Super Bowl Winner and DWTS Celeb Kurt Warner Hosts The Moment
(April 12, 2013)
Super-Soapy Army Wives' Hector Cruz Discovers His Softer Side
Shari Anne Brill, TVFirstLook
(March 29, 2013)
Y&R's Kate Linder Celebrates the Young and the Restless' 40th Anniversary
(March 22, 2013)
War Correspondent Kyra Phillips is Doing Battle in Daytime TV
Shari Anne Brill, TVFirstLook
(March 1, 2013)
Ugly Betty's Tony Plana Gets His Groove on with the Legendary Sonia Braga
(Feb. 22, 2013)
iCarly's Goofy Spencer is (Almost) All Grown Up on Nick's Funny Wendell & Vinnie
(Feb. 15, 2013)
Ask a teenager to rattle off the names of TV's goofiest older brothers and odds are they'll say Spencer from Nickelodeon's iCarly. Jerry Trainor played Spencer on the long-running sitcom until its series finale last year. Before that, Jerry was Crazy Steve on Nick's Drake and Josh.
Robert Irvine is a Chef on a Mission
(Jan. 23, 2013)
Versatile Actor Bronson Pinchot is at Home with a Hammer
(Jan. 11, 2013)
Since the 1980s, Bronson Pinchot has racked up an amazing amount of work on television, in the movies and on Broadway. A lot of it has been great, like the 1980s sitcom Perfect Strangers and the Eddie Murphy movie Beverly Hills Cop.
Cougar Town's Dan Byrd Has Been Lining Up A-List Gigs for Half His Life
(Jan. 4, 2013)
On Cougar Town, the former ABC show with Courteney Cox that's now on TBS (Tuesday, 10pm), Dan Byrd plays the wise college-age son Travis to Courteney's wine-sipping Jules and Brian Van Holt's surfer-dude Bobby.
TLC Singer T-Boz is Now TLC Network Reality Star Tionne Watkins
(Dec. 28, 2012)
Top Chef Carla Hall is The Chew's Fun-Nutty Co-Host (and a Busy Entrepreneur)
(Dec. 21, 2012)
The Legend of Jessica Lange is Soaring with American Horror Story
(Dec. 7, 2012)
Iyanla's Fix My Life is a Hit on OWN - Just Don't Call It a Show
TVFirstLook (Nov. 16, 2012)
If you've watched OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network lately, there's a good chance you've seen Iyanla Vanzant in action.
Sara Rue's New Hit Malibu Country May Be Her Best
TVFirstLook (Nov. 9, 2012)
Depending on who are and when you've seen her, Sara Rue is either best known for starring in the sitcom Less Than Perfect (alongside The View's Sherri Shepherd) in the early 2000s. Or you may know her most for playing teenager Carmen on the The WB drama Popular in the 1990s.
Australia's King of Late Night is Staking a Claim on Jay Leno's Turf
TVFirstLook (Nov. 2, 2012)
Australian late-night talk show host Rove McManus has been the king of late night "down under" for well over a decade. For the past three years, the totally likable stand-up comic has been based in Los Angeles.
Army Wives' Catherine Bell is a Mayor, a Mom and a Good Witch
TVFirstLook (Oct. 26, 2012)
When it comes to longevity, there are few Hollywood actresses with better track records than Catherine Bell's. Back in the 1990s and 2000s, for nine seasons she was Lt. Sarah MacKenzie on CBS's JAG. Now, she's heading into season seven on Lifetime's super-soapy Army Wives.
Top Gear's Richard Hammond is Taking a Crash Course in American Jobs
TVFirstLook (Oct. 19, 2012)
Richard Hammond is one of those celebrities whose worldwide fame, millions of fans and pages-long TV and radio credits are barely known by most Americans. Richard is setting about changing that with Richard Hammond's Crash Course, which, like his other show Top Gear, is super cool.
Sunny Anderson is Uncovering America's Story One Home Cook at a Time
TVFirstLook (Oct. 5, 2012)
Sunny Anderson is best known for hosting Food Network's Cooking for Real. On the show, Sunny's life stories about being an Army brat, becoming a radio DJ while in the Air Force and cooking for her friends were as much reason to tune in as were her big-flavored home-cooked meals.
It Takes Practice and a Lot of Hard Work to Be Johnny Weir
TVFirstLook (Sept. 28, 2012)
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is best known for his fabulousness - sparkly ice-skiing outfits, fluffy-puffy everyday ensembles, makeup, paparazzi, flashing cameras, fashion shows and, last December, getting hitched to his super-cute husband Victor Voronov.
TVFirstLook (Sept. 21, 2012)
CBS's hit Monday sitcom Mike & Molly from producer Chuck Lorre centers on Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy). But it's more than that. M&M is an ensemble show where co-stars like Swoosie Kurtz and Reno Wilson play fully realized characters with story lines and relatable lives that are funnier than ours.
Exec Producer and Co-Host Sara Gilbert Talks About The Talk
TVFirstLook (Sept. 7, 2012)
On Monday, Sept. 10, CBS's daytime talk show The Talk (2pm), with co-hosts Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler and Sharon Osbourne, will kick off its third season in its comfy spot as one of daytime TV's go-to shows.
David Tutera Pretties Up My Fair Wedding
TVFirstLook (Aug. 31, 2012)
David Tutera is a wedding planner extraordinaire. His weddings have been featured in magazines like Modern Bride and he's a frequent speaker on the wedding show circuit. In 2009, David made TV news when he was a guest on Donald Trump's The Apprentice and walked off the show.
Alex Frnka is the Hot Girl with Heart on MTV's The Inbetweeners
TVFirstLook (Aug. 24, 2012)
It's probably a good thing that Alex Frnka didn't know a legion of The Inbetweeners fans were foaming at the mouth when they heard MTV was remaking the Brit sitcom. Many of us (um, them) were out for blood.
Survivorman Returns for 10-Day Adventures in Isolation
TVFirstLook (Aug. 17, 2012)
In 2008, Les Stroud walked away from his hit Discovery Channel show Survivorman (Discovery Channel - Sunday, 8pm). He was exhausted. And, who could blame the guy? In Survivorman, Les - a survivalist, author and musician, spent a week at a time far from people in decidedly inhospitable conditions.
Annie Potts Returns to Her Musical Theater Roots
TVFirstLook (Aug. 10, 2012)
Annie Potts is best known for making people laugh and sometimes shedding a tear with a long career in movies like Ghostbusters and TV shows such as Designing Women and Any Day Now. But her original aspiration was to work in musical theater, until a horrific car accident left her with two broken legs.
The Pioneer Woman Captures Cozy Home Life on Her Blog and TV Show
TVFirstLook (Aug. 3, 2012)
Just take a look at The Pioneer Woman blog or the Food Network show of the same name and you can't help but get caught up in the comfy, cozy ranch life of Ree Drummond, her husband Ladd Drummond, their four adorable kids and their super-cool dog Charlie.
Super-Squeaky Supercool Fred Figglehorn Goes to Camp
TVFirstLook (July 27, 2012)
Lucas Cruikshank may not be a household name, but just say the name "Fred" and you know who we're talking about. Lucas has had nearly 1 billion YouTube views with his infamous character Fred, a squeaky voiced six-year-old kid.
Eddie McClintock's Easy-Going Pete Sheds a Tear
TVFirstLook (July 20, 2012)
For three seasons, Syfy's super-fun Warehouse 13 has centered on that warehouse in the title. There, the U.S. government is storing some of the strangest supernatural and paranormal treasures the world has ever seen. You know, like stopwatches that help you travel through time.
History Detective Gwen Wright is a Scholar and TV Star
TVFirstLook (July 13, 2012)
A big TV craze of the moment has hosts finding valuable treasures hidden deep inside a pile of junk. Shows like A&E's Storage Wars, National Geographic Channel's America's Lost Treasures and Syfy's Hollywood Treasure are all good shows that are generating big ratings for their networks.
Chef Todd Fisher Explores America One Bite at a Time
TVFirstLook (July 6, 2012)
Chef Todd Fisher is a native San Franciscan and fifth-generation Californian whose first kitchen gig was at a neighborhood Chinese restaurant when he was 15.
Drama Swirls Around Ballerina Allison DeBona on Breaking Pointe
TVFirstLook (June 29, 2012)
It's not often that reality TV shows are as beautiful and well made as The CW's Breaking Pointe (Thursday, 8pm). So, when the series debuted a few weeks ago, it was a welcome addition to the TV lineup, especially given TV's sometimes thin pickings this time of year.
Fiona Gubelmann is Jenna on FX's Super-Great Wilfred
TVFirstLook (June 22, 2012)
There's no feeling quite as special as hearing that a much-loved TV show is coming back for another season. In the case of an off-center critical darling like FX's fantastic, super-well-made and totally lovable Wilfred, a second season is extra special.
Alicia Lagano is Jennifer Love Hewitt's Rival on The Client List
TVFirstLook (June 15, 2012)
On The Client List, Jennifer Love Hewitt is working mom Riley Parks, who's doing whatever it takes to provide for her family. Like, working in a spa where guys come in for, well, the works.
CNBC's Gail Vaz-Oxlade Will Cut Up Your Cards
TVFirstLook (June 8, 2012)
Money? Budgets? Paying bills? Groan.
Let's face it, many of us don't like to talk about money or think about money. And, when it comes to TV shows about money, yowks, no thanks. But, to its credit, CNBC has mastered the art of making TV shows about money entertaining. For years, shows like The Suze Orman Show have taken the mystery and fear out of personal finances and made it fun to watch - inspirational, even.
Drop Dead Diva's Brooke Elliott is Ready for Season Four
TVFirstLook (June 1, 2012)
Brooke Elliott popped onto the pop culture scene, by way of TV, three years ago with her starring role on Lifetime's hit Drop Dead Diva (Sunday, 9pm). She had bit TV parts before then and big-time theater gigs before that.
Criminal Mind's Joe Mantegna Pays Respect to Our Fallen Soldiers
TVFirstLook (May 25, 2012)
This Memorial Day weekend, many of us will take a moment to remember the men and women who served in the military and died for our freedom. Joe Mantegna, star of CBS's Criminal Minds and more than 100 movies, is in Washington D.C. to co-host the National Memorial Day Concert (PBS - Sunday, 8pm) with Gary Sinise. This year's concert features performances from American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez, Trace Adkins, Natalie Cole and many others.
SYTYCD's Mary Murphy is More Than Screams and Tears
TVFirstLook (May 18, 2012)
Mary Murphy is best known as the Queen of Scream on Fox's super-fun So You Think You Can Dance (Thursday, 8pm). But the professional ballroom dancer, TV show judge and dance studio owner is much more than her screams and tears - although, we love her for that, too.
The Emmy-Nominated Genie Francis Stars in The Note Sequel
TVFirstLook (May 11, 2012)
Genie Francis is best known for starring on ABC's daytime drama General Hospital, on and off, since the 1970s. These days, Genie is Genevieve Atkinson on CBS's The Young and The Restless - she snagged a Daytime Emmy nomination earlier this week for the role.
Director Mark Ford Captures the Rage that Sparked the L.A. Riots
TVFirstLook (April 27, 2012)
Twenty years ago this weekend, Los Angeles became a war zone. From the sky, news cameras caught footage of African-American youth commandeering the streets of South Central L.A. Angry crowds shouted, looted and pulled white people from cars and trucks, leaving them horrifically bruised, bleeding and, in many cases, dead.
Real Housewives of New Jersey's Caroline Manzo is at the Center of a Storm of Crazy
TVFirstLook (April 20, 2012)
Caroline Manzo's got a lot going on. When the fourth season of Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey debuts this Sunday at 10pm, the relatively calm elder stateswoman of the show will be deep into a rift from last season with Teresa Giudice, who wrote a book loaded with insults about her cast mates.
Happily Divorced's Peter Marc Jacobson is Striking Gold Again
TVFirstLook (April 13, 2012)
When Queens native Peter Marc Jacobson hit Hollywood in the late 1970s, he was an aspiring actor and the husband of Fran Drescher. They created and Fran starred in The Nanny for six seasons. A lot has changed since then.
Food Network's Sweet Genius Isn't a Meany
TVFirstLook (April 6, 2012)
Ron Ben-Israel, Food Network's Sweet Genius (Thursday, 10pm), may be best known for scowling and snarling as he tastes the sweet deserts that the show's contestants have made. They're hoping to win $10,000.
Make It or Break It and Its Star are Making Changes
TVFirstLook (March 30, 2012)
ABC Family's hit teen drama Make It or Break It (Monday, 9pm) kicked off its third season this week. The show, about high school gymnasts, is going through some changes. It's growing up. Much like star Josie Loren, who recently graduated from UCLA and is now acting full time.
Comic Actress Charts New Territory with Reality Comedy
TVFirstLook (March 23, 2012)
Niecy Nash is one of those actresses who's funny even when she's not trying to be. It's her voice - loud, shrill, funny. And her look - over the top, loud, funny and flowery (with a big flower over one ear).
Archer Creator Has an Animated History
TVFirstLook (March 16, 2012)
Sometimes everything is good in the world. Just as the pain of losing Archer for another season looms - the finale is on Thursday at 10pm - FX renewed the show for season four. The show's audience is up 32% over last year, to 2 million people, so no fretting about Archer's future.
Shark Tank's Straight-Talking Mega-Millionaire Will Make You Cry
TVFirstLook (March 2, 2012)
Kevin O'Leary is better known as a no-holds-barred television personality, who's often compared to The X Factor's Simon Cowell, than he is as a businessman, entrepreneur and self-made multimillionaire. He made his fortune developing educational software, initially in his basement.
Legendary Newswoman Linda Ellerbee Tackles Failure
TVFirstLook (Feb. 24, 2012)
For nearly 20 years, the iconic Linda Ellerbee has been dishing out news with her distinctive cool-older-sister vibe to kids on Nickelodeon's Nick News with Linda Ellerbee. The show has been nominated for 21 Emmy Awards and has won nine times.
Coco Shines Bright with Ice-T and Spartacus
TVFirstLook (Feb. 17, 2012)
For years, Coco was best known for being the very blond, very built, very bubbly wife of rapper and actor Ice-T (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). But, these days, Coco is fast becoming a celebrity in her own right.
Activist and Actress Holly Robinson Peete is a Survivor
TVFirstLook (Feb. 10, 2012)
Holly Robinson Peete has been staking her claim in Hollywood since the 1980s, when she burst onto the scene on Fox's hit 21 Jump Street. Since then, she has starred in several comedies like Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, For Your Love and Love, Inc.
Abby Lee Miller is Taking Over Reality TV
TVFirstLook (Jan. 27, 2012)
If you have any doubt that Lifetime's Dance Moms (Tuesdays, 9pm) is a hit, you shouldn't. The show's ratings are blowing up in its second season. And it's spawning at least two spinoffs - Dance Moms: Miami and Ice Moms.
One-Time Food Network Star Winner Gets a Second Show
TVFirstLook (Jan. 20, 2012)
Melissa d'Arabian may be best known for winning Food Network's reality competition Food Network Star in 2009. But, since then, the married mom of four girls has been winning over lots of fans with her afternoon cooking show Ten Dollar Dinners (Food Network - Mon.-Fri., 2:30pm).
Whitney Co-Star is a Guy in the Year of the Female Comedy
TVFirstLook (Jan. 13, 2012)
NBC's Whitney (Wednesday, 8pm) got a lukewarm reception from critics when it debuted earlier this season. But, the great and funny comedy with Whitney Cummings and Chris D'Elia may just have the last laugh. The show is getting funnier and looser as the season goes on.
Financial Guru Teaches OWN Viewers to be Money Smart
TVFirstLook (Jan. 6, 2012)
Suze Orman may be rich, smart and famous, but she's just like the rest of us. At least she used to be - she was a waitress making about $400 a week until she was 30 years old. We can think of her current riches as being, well, aspirational.
Detective Nina Inara from Unforgettable - CBS's New Hit Drama
TVFirstLook (Dec. 30, 2011)
For more than a decade, the beautiful Daya Vaidya has been making a name for herself in Hollywood. She's had stints on shows ranging from Two and a Half Men to NCIS to Showtime's Dexter. But it wasn't until 2011 that Daya exploded onto the scene with Unforgettable - this season's second-most-watched new drama with 13.1 million viewers.
Dina Manzo's Christmas Special
TVFirstLook (Dec. 16, 2011)
Dina Manzo is best known for starring in (and leaving) Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey - and battling with sister Caroline Manzo in the tabloids. But, for the past few months, the immensely likeable Dina has been starring in HGTV's hit, Dina's Party.
Lili Estefan's Annual Nuestra Navidad Christmas Special
TVFirstLook (Dec. 9, 2011)
Lili Estefan, the beautiful, tall blond half of Univision's afternoon talk show (escandalo!), El Gordo y La Flaca, is hosting what will definitely be the funnest combination of music and tears this Christmas - Nuestra Navidad Presentado por Target (Univision - Sunday, 7pm). Musical guests include Gloria Estefan and Paulina Rubio.
Bitchin' Chef Cooks Up a Holiday Special
TVFirstLook (Dec. 2, 2011)
Nadia G does things her way. Just to toss out one recent example, the host of Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen (Wednesdays, 10pm), now in its second season on The Cooking Channel, has brought together celebrity chefs like Guy Fieri and Duff Goldman to, well, sing on her Christmas special, Feast of the Seven Dishes (Dec. 7 at 10pm).
Steven and Chris
These days, one of the happiest, most upbeat shows on TV is Live Well Network's Steven and Chris - a Mon-Fri talk show (taped in Toronto) where home decorators Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman talk to celebs, cook, decorate, work on crafts, dole out advice (whatever kind you need) and frequently reach for a cocktail (Chris).
On Sunday, TV Land kicks off its rebroadcast of the great (and getting better with age) King of Queens with a marathon, starting at 9pm. The show, with Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller, will air on TV Land every night at 11pm.
Just a few years out of college, the guys on Comedy Central's insanely great Workaholics have gone from college kids with crazy-eyed Hollywood dreams to YouTube sensations (Mail Order Comedy) to sitcom stars. About 2 million people watch Workaholics every week (Tuesday, 10:30pm).
Nine-time Emmy winner Paula Zahn is an icon in television news. She has had long stints on virtually every TV news organization, including ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox News.
Martha Stewart's daytime block on Hallmark Channel is always fun to watch - especially now with its most solid lineup yet: The Martha Stewart Show, Emeril's Table, Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn and Petkeeping with Marc Marrone.