TCA: The good, the bad, and thanks for coming


Having attended most of the panels over a two-week period at the Beverly Hilton, here’s one man’s view of the best and worst of TCA 2008:

Number of times an actor said “we’re all a family. It’s a pleasure to come to work every day”: 4,567 (a slight exaggeration)

Number of questions asked about the dead “Deadwood” movies: 259 (not-so-slight exaggeration)

Tcashonda_3Amount of time it takes for critics to get from their seats to the afternoon cookie spread: 3.5 seconds

Best comeback: During the ABC showrunner sesh, the first question was addressed to “Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Shonda Rhimes (pictured left) about Katherine Heigl’s comments on not having good material to submit for Emmy consideration. Immediately, “Lost” exec producer Damon Lindelof shot back: “Gee, I didn’t this one coming.”

Don’t tease us like that: “Scrubs” showrunner Bill Lawrence on Sarah Chalke’s role on “How I Met Your Mother,” “They don’t want me to say it, but she’s the mom.”

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  1. Enoch Allen says:

    I wonder what actor will Shonda and Co. pick to replace Heigl?

  2. cadavra says:

    Chris Matthews is on MSNBC, like Olbermann. Did you perhaps mean Chris Wallace?

  3. AnnaLynn says:

    He said kissing the black guy because that’s what he did on Six Feet Under, HELLO!

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