Quadrophenia courtesy Everett Collection
OK, fine. Perhaps despite our Strike Survival Guide's best efforts, none of the new or returning series premiering this week strike your fancy. If that's the case, peruse TVGuide.com film critic Ken Fox's guide to this week's movies-on-TV.Monday, Jan. 7, at 8 pm/ETThe Last King of Scotland | HBOAtonement star James McAvoy the subject of serious Oscar buzz stars opposite last year's best actor-winner Forest Whitaker in this drama about an idealistic Scottish doctor caught up in the horrors of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's reign of terror. Gillian Anderson appears in a supporting role.Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 10 pmThe Green Mile | ShowtimeStephen King's period drama about the relationship between a humane prison guard (Tom Hanks) and a condemned man (Michael Clarke Duncan) gets first class treatment from filmmaker Frank Darabont, who has the best track record of any filmmaker in adapting Stephen King novels to the screen: He also made The Shawshank Redemption and this year's Th...
What lurks in The Office of Steve Carell's boss man?
There is no episode of The Office airing this week. NBC is putting an episode of Teachers in our place tonight. I shared a changing room with three of the actresses from Teachers at a press event earlier this year. They were sweethearts, so I do hope their show does well.
With no Office episode airing tonight, I thought this might be a good week for some more frequently asked questions. These are all from your e-mails. Here we go!
I was wondering: Will you guys ever tape in front of a live studio audience? — Misty, Atlant
WB has benched for the time being both Living with Fran and Blue Collar TV, although both shows will remain in production. Melanie Griffith's Twins (the show, people) will take over Fran's slot, while an encore airing of Supernatural will be offered up to the 17 people who were choosing Blue Collar over the Housewives on Sunday at 9.