E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

1982, Movie, PG, 115 mins


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Peter Coyote

TV veteran Peter Coyote will guest-star on Season 3 of Perception, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) is in for a surprise when his father, James Alan Pierce (Coyote) comes to town with some stunning news. Because their relationship is filled with past resentments, Pierce is less than thrilled about the visit. 

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Michael Trucco and Peter Coyote will guest-star on CBS' new drama Intelligence.

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The Office: Josh Groban to Play Andy's Brother

Ed Helms, The Office and Josh Groban

Apparently music runs in the Bernard family.

The Office has cast singer Josh Groban to play the brother of a cappella lover and Dunder Mifflin employee Andy Bernard (Ed Helms), Deadline reports.

Groban, 30, slyly confirmed the news, tweeting: "The cast and crew of The Office are the coolest ever. #allimgonnasay."

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Stephen Collins, Dee Wallace to Appear on The Office

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Falling Skies' Noah Wyle Still Intimidated By Steven Spielberg

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Noah Wyle, the star of Steven Spielberg's new TNT alien-invasion series, Falling Skies, is still intimidated by his boss.

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I have a bet with a friend: ...

Question: I have a bet with a friend: She says the first use of the term "E.T." was in the title of Steven Spielberg's movie; I think it started with the UFO movie craze of the '50s. What's the truth?Answer: It's so rare to get an etymological question in this column — why couldn't this one have been easier to nail down? As of 2004, the OED was still looking for written citations predating the 1940s for the word "extraterrestrial" as a noun (apparently it's been kicking around as an adjective since the 1860s); presumably the shortened form will be part of their ever-scholarly entry on the term. In the meantime, I must rely on anecdotal evidence, notably the testimony of a friend who recalls hearing sci-fi geeks using the term "ETs" in reference to the then-new TV-movie The People. That would have been around 1972, predating Steven Spielberg read more

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