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Feb 2, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Bliss hits Stuckeyville on NBC’s “Ed” as the season concludes Friday with Ed and Carol getting married in a circus-themed setting. Ed Stevens (played by Tom Cavanagh), a former hotshot New York lawyer who now owns a bowling alley, and Carol Vessey (Julie Bowen), the hometown girl he rediscovered, have been flirting for most of four seasons. Officially, “Ed’s” renewal will not be certain until schedules are set in May. That should leave plenty of time for a honeymoon.
Directors’ Salute
Producer, writer, actor and author Carl Reiner makes his 19th appearance as host of the Directors Guild of America’s annual awards gala Saturday night in Beverly Hills. Awards will be presented in TV, film and commercials, and director Mike Nichols will receive a lifetime achievement honor. Presenters include “Sex and the City” star Kristin Davis, “The West Wing’s” Janel Maloney, “Six Feet Under’s” Patricia Clarkson, “Happy Days” creator-turned-feature-director Garry Marshall and actor Sean Penn.
100 `Angels’
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is history, but popular spinoff “Angel,” starring David Boreanaz and produced by Joss Whedon, is going strong on The WB. The show, whose motto is “Live Fast. Die Never,” will air its 100th episode Wednesday evening. To spice things up, actress Charisma Carpenter returns as Cordelia Chase, last seen at the end of last season. She awakens from a coma and is shocked to find that Angel has fallen in with the vampires. She works to get him back on the side of the angels.