Apr 19, 2012
New on TV
Sunday, April 22
Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special: FOX 8:00 p.m. This anniversary special will take an entertaining look back at the groundbreaking shows that have defined the FOX network since its first signal transmission on April 5, 1987. The star-studded special will pay tribute to FOX’s most memorable moments with appearances by FOX stars, highlights from new iconic television series and specials and cast member reunions from some of the network’s fan-favorite series. Sitcom stars Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal and David Faustino reunite to salute Married … With Children, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson from The X-Files are set to make an appearance, as well as stars from one of the network’s most popular shows, Beverly Hills 90210, including Shannen Doherty, Ian Ziering and Jason Priestly. Many more surprise special appearances will be made, including stars from FOX shows new and old.
Tuesday, April 24
The L.A. Complex CW 9:00 p.m. This new six-part Canadian drama takes a look into the lives of six young performers striving for stardom in Hollywood. Living in an apartment-style motel for displaced dreamers, each having been dubbed “most likely to succeed” in their hometowns, they now face the challenges and opportunities of a lifetime in Los Angeles. In the first episode, aspiring actress Abby (Cassie Steele) is broke and desperate, in need of finding a place to crash. She stumbles upon “The Lux” Motel in L.A. Here, she meets a group of like-minded people who want to become successful in Hollywood, just like her. Raquel (Jewel Staite) is a former teen star who needs another chance, Alicia (Chelan Simmons) is a tenacious dancer who gets so close in every audition, Tariq (Benjamin Charles Watson) is an intern trying to get noticed in the competitive hip-hop world and Nick (Joe Dinicol), a struggling comedian who has no luck with women. Watch as the group form bonds and aspire to achieve their Hollywood dreams.
New in Movies
Friday, April 27
Safe: Rated R. Luke Wright (Jason Statham) lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change, until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and cannot form relationships with any other person for fear they will be killed. When he witnesses a frightened 12-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, (Catherine Chan) being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to action and into the heart of a high-stakes war. Mei, he discovers, is no ordinary girl. She is an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for the Triads as a “counter”, and holds a priceless numerical code in her memory. Luke now has to tear through New York City’s brutal underworld in order to save this innocent girl’s life, and perhaps even redeem his own. Movie also stars Chris Sarandon.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits: Rated PG. Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriously bearded Pirate Captain, a boundlessly enthusiastic and somewhat less-than-successful terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much-coveted and highly respectful Pirate of the Year Award. It’s a quest that takes these heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a smitten young scientist (David Tennant) while doing what a pirate loves best – adventure !
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