Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal
As any longtime fan of Sons of Anarchy might expect, the final season of FX's flagship drama is going to be a bumpy ride.
The show's swan song, which kicks off Sept. 9 at 10/9c, picks up 10 days after the end of last season, when Jax (Charlie Hunnam) was found in his home cradling the corpse of his brutally murdered wife Tara (Maggie Siff). Although the new season begins with Jax behind bars, he's eventually freed and sets out to punish the person responsible for Tara's death.
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"Jax is in a very schizophrenic state," Hunnam told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall previews Monday. "He's obviously very sad and vulnerable and broken with this huge amount of revenge and anger in his heart."
There's just one problem....
Dean Winters and Josh Duhamel, Vince Gilligan
CBS is selling its new midseason drama Battle Creek as being the next project from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. And while it's not completely untrue, it certainly may give the wrong impression.
Gilligan wrote the script for Battle Creek — which tells the story of Detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) and his contentious relationship with FBI AgentMilton Chamberlin (Josh Duhamel) when the duo is forced to work together on a case — and pitched it to CBS 12 years ago. In fact, he admitted during a panel at the Television Critics' Association fall previews that it's been so long since he wrote it that he doesn't even remember how he settled on Battle Creek as the setting and title for the show.
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Now, however, CBS has dusted off Gilligan's script ...
Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer
Two and a Half Men has never been shy about pushing the envelope, and that won't change this fall.
Speaking to reporters after her executive session at the Television Critics Association fall previews, CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler revealed the final-season plan, which includes a fake gay relationship between Walden (Ashton Kutcher) and Alan (Jon Cryer) — and a new half man (or woman)!
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"Walden is going to have a major health scare and it is going to give him a little bit of an existential crisis," Tassler said...
ABC President Paul Lee is very excited about the network's new batch of comedies, but at Tuesday's Television Critics Association fall previews, he spent some time defending a comedy he had to cancel last year.
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Lee fielded several questions about the cancellation of Trophy Wife, a low-rated comedy that some critics believed ABC never gave a chance to succeed by putting it in the network's successful Wednesday night comedy block. "We were always disappointed... not to get a pulse for it," Lee said...
WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's 24: Live Another Day finale. Read at your own risk.]
If it wasn't already clear after nine seasons, the 24: Live Another Day finale served as a reminder that Jack Bauer's life will probably always be one filled with tragedy....
Kiefer Sutherland, Tzi Ma
The clock is about to stop ticking on another season of 24.
On Monday's Live Another Day finale (9/8c, Fox), Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) must find and apprehend Cheng Zhi (Tzi Ma) in order to prove that the United States wasn't responsible for bombing a Chinese ship and, in turn, prevent China from declaring war against the U.S. Of course, Jack might be a little bit distracted by the fact that Cheng also has Audrey (Kim Raver) trapped under the watchful eye a sniper who could take her out at any moment.
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Leftovers. Read at your own risk.]
HBO's The Leftovers took a bit of a detour Sunday. Instead of continuing to focus on the Garvey family, the show dedicated an entire episode to the plight of Christopher Eccleston's Rev. Matt Jamison.
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In particular, we learned that Matt's wife (Janel Moloney) was critically injured during the Departure when she and Matt collided with a vehicle whose driver vanished. His congregation's numbers are dwindling (the townspeople justifiably upset by his smear campaign) and he is struggling to pay for his wife's full-time care. To add insult to injury...
Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight
On the second season of Showtime's Ray Donovan, Liev Schreiber's titular Hollywood fixer will have to find a way to fix his biggest problem: himself.
The drama's first season dealt primarily with Ray's complicated history with his father Mickey (Jon Voight), whom Ray eventually tried to have killed by Sully Sullivan (James Woods), one of Mickey's old Boston rivals. Although Mickey actually ended up killing Sully instead, the biggest twist of the first season revealed that Ray, like his brother Bunchy (Dash Mihok), had been sexually abused as a child by a priest.
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While the revelation helped color exactly why Ray carries so much hatred for Mickey, who failed to protect his son, it also provides fertile ground for the show to explore its main character in Season 2. "It was a big reveal and we need to deal with it and we do," executive producerAnn Biderman tells TVGuide.com...
Ryan Kennedy, Mary McDonnell
The Major Crimes family is about to get a little bigger.
Canadian actor Ryan Kennedy (Caprica, Hellcats) has been tapped to play Ricky Raydor, the son of Mary McDonnell's Capt. Sharon Raydor, on the TNT drama, TVGuide.com has learned.
Ricky, who will first appear in this season's ninth episode "Sweet Revenge," is ...
If you're wondering whether Fox's Batman prequel drama series Gotham will be campy like the Adam West TV series or dark and gritty like the Christopher Nolan films, the answer might just be both.