Quick! Think of your favorite TV show. Chances are, your memory turns to a favorite character, a favorite episode, or a favorite line. But when it comes to defining the overall feel of the show, the show's opening title sequence probably comes to mind.
A title sequence isn't just the name of a show spelled in a cool font, slapped over a few choice scenes from last season, and then sewn together with a snappy theme song. In under 90 seconds, a title sequence can tell you what a show is about, and what it wants to be. It can evoke terror, bring a smile, tell a story, ask a question -- and convince you that what you're about to watch is special. TV.com reviewed the best of the best title sequences throughout TV history (and there are quite a few excellent ones out there). These made ...
Forner Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Janet Hubert, aka Aunt Viv, has penned a tell-all memoir that lashes out at Will Smith for sabotaging her and other actors who worked on the hit comedy.
The 53-year-old actress was fired from the show in 1993 and replaced by actress Daphne Maxwell Reid. Her book “Perfection Is Not A Sitcom Mom” will be released in early 2010.
Here are some explosive excerpts from the book via BVBuzz: Read more
The nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards have been announced, and many current and former TV performers are up for awards.
Fresh Prince Will Smith is up for a best actor award for his role in The Pursuit of Happyness. Smith was previously nominated for his performance as boxing great Muhammed Ali in Michael Mann's 2001 film Ali.
Comedy great Eddie Murphy, who came to fame on NBC's Saturday Night Live, is in the running for a best supporting actor statue for Dreamgirls. Murphy's acting and singing are on display in the role of the James Brown-esque singer James "Thunder" Early.
Also from Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson is nominated in the best supporting actress category. The season three American Idol contestant has wowed critics with her portrayal of Effie White.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, starring 21 Jump Street heartthrob Johnny Depp, is up ...Read more
The day of reckoning is fast approaching for this year's batch of Oscar hopefuls, and we at TV.com are certainly looking forward to one of television's biggest yearly events. Though the Academy Awards exist to honor the year's most admirable achievements in film, we all know that many movie stars have roots planted firmly in the fertile ground of TV. This year, several nominees have notable TV roles in their past or present careers. Let's take a moment to brush up on the accomplishments of these stars and wish them good luck on their big day! Please let us know whom you support, and be sure to tune in to ABC on Sunday, March 5, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Visit the Oscars' Web site for the full list of presenters and nominees.
Felicity Huffman, up for Best Lead Actress in Transamerica ...Read more
When Grey's Anatomy hit the airwaves in March of 2005, many pooh-poohed the series as just one more in a long line of mediocre medical dramas. But those naysayers were soon proven wrong, as Grey's quickly became one of the most popular shows on TV. Narrated by surgical intern Meredith Grey, the show tells the story of the young doctor and her fellow residents as they struggle to come into their own as doctors while maintaining their identities outside of the hospital. Rather than relying on emergency-room stunts and mysterious ailments as a source of drama, Grey's Anatomy gives a depth to its characters that is rarely found in the genre. Their dreams, failures, and successes--as well as quite a few sexy encounters--are the stuff ...Read more