Jim Longworth, the Chicago detective whose relocation to Florida is at the center of the new A&E series The Glades, isn't the most sympathetic character. In fact, he's a bit of an abrasive know-it-all. But that's just fine with the actor who plays him, Matt Passmore, who's had plenty of experience playing characters who aren't always likeable. In anticipation of The Glades' premiere Sunday at 10/9c, Passmore talked with TVGuide.com about what makes the show unique, and how being an Australian playing a transplanted Chicagoan helps him relate to his character.
TVGuide.com: What attracted you to The Glades?
Matt Passmore: When I read it, I thought the guy kind of leapt off the page. I thought [creator] Clifton Campbell had created a great character. There's a lot of scripts where you read great characters and that sort of thing, but there was something about this guy that I thought I kind of got him. ... And it seemed like a cop show...
A New Jersey man has been indicted in the hit-and-run death of former American Idol contestant Alexis Cohen, The Asbury Park Press reports.
Ocean County prosecutors say Cohen, 25, died from head and torso injuries on July 25, 2009 in Seaside Heights, N.J., after she was struck by a car driven by...
The transition from web series to TV could have been tough for the often-grotesque medical satire Childrens Hospital -- a show where doctors get turned on by life-threatening surgeries and saving patients takes a backseat to highly choregraphed dance numbers, among other things. Fortunately for the show's fans, it isn't going to primetime: it's going to Adult Swim, where it's freakishness will fit in just fine.
"Adult Swim has the closest thing to an outsider's sensibility," executive producer Jonathan Stern says. "We figured that was the closest we could come to being on television without actually people thinking we were on television...
Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson
An apparent recording of Mel Gibson berating his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child surfaced on RadarOnline.com Friday, soon after he claimed she tried to extort him over the recording.
Shortly after the profanity-filled...
The Miami Heat grabbed one of the most sought-after NBA free agents in recent memory, but ESPN walked away from LeBron James' announcement special the big winner.
The Decision, airing Thursday at 9/8c on ESPN Thursday, was the highest-rated program of the night, garnering a...
Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien
He may have gotten snubbed in favor of his failed successor Conan O'Brien, but Jay Leno still managed to poke fun at his Emmy shutout on The Tonight Show Thursday.
"The big show business news is that the Emmy nominations were announced today," Leno joked during his monologue. "The good news: The Tonight Show got four nominations! The bad news: I didn't get one of them."
Nominees react to getting Emmy nods
After dropping O'Brien for Leno earlier this year, NBC decided to submit only...
In one of the most hyped decisions in recent NBA history, 2010 NBA MVP LeBron James announced he will join the Miami Heat this fall.
"I want to be able to win championships and I feel like I can down there," James, 25, said Thursday of his choice during the ESPN special The Decision. "I feel like its going to give me the best opportunity to win, and win for multiple years."
Check out photos of LeBron James
After seven seasons, six All-Star team selections and back-to-back MVP titles, James has yet to...
Katey Sagal and Kurt Sutter
Sons of Anarchy fans know series creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter is not one to hold back.
So it comes as no surprise that soon after Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning — and Sons of Anarchy was nowhere to be found — Sutter took to his blog to rant about the snub.
Check out photos from Sons of Anarchy
"Let's face it, kids, we are the dirty-faced outlaws who no one wants in their...
One of So You Think You Can Dance's early front-runners, Alex Wong, may be out of the competition for good after sustaining a foot injury during rehearsals.
Wong, 23, ruptured his Achilles tendon during rehearsals with partner Adechike Torbert on Tuesday and was unable to perform...