Can you keep a secret? Probably not as well as Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat's two sons, Joshua, 13, and Louis, 11. These days, nearly every television producer, director, writer, actor and caterer is apprehensive about revealing details and plot points from unaired episodes of their shows. But Moffat is the master. He even gave one of the series' characters the catchphrase "No spoilers." He purposely misleads the press. "I lied my arse off," Moffat told 6,500 attendees at this year's San Diego Comic-Con regarding the content of an upcoming episode. He also runs a tight spaceship: Nondisclosure agreements are as ubiquitous as silver alien masks on the British science-fiction show's set.
Joshua, however, is the first to...
It's 8am, and Stephen Merchant is in pain. The 6-foot-7 Englishman strained his back the night before while lip-synching to DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince's "Boom! Shake the Room" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in a clip that's about to go viral.
Molly Shannon and Martha Plimpton
Molly Shannon joins Raising Hope on Nov. 22 as supermarket Howdy's newest owner. Not satisfied with just pushing produce, she transforms the store into an art gallery and performance space after-hours, where Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and ...
Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter
People who actually knew Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton never called them Liz and Dick. The late actors abhorred the tabloid shorthand. They nicknamed each other Lumpy (referring to her body) and Pockmark (referring to his face). Acquaintances addressed them as Richard and Elizabeth. Otherwise, it was Mr. Burton and Ms. Taylor, thank you.
Maggie Lawson, Griffin Gluck and James Caan
On the baseball diamond behind 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, James Caan is consoling 11-year-old Riley Kehoe. It's the second week of production on ABC's new Little League comedy, Back in the Game, and the camera has just stopped rolling on a scene in which Riley collides with his twin brother and fellow actor, Griffin. Riley hit the dirt hard, so Caan steps in with a bit of advice. "Next time, take him out" ...
If there's one thing that will help Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) get over the death of his partner Vinny last season, it's a hot new partner.
Mark Strong and Lennie James
In a summer-TV landscape awash with conflicted baddies, wayward heroes and horrific crimes, AMC's new dirty-cop drama Low Winter Sun adds a generous amount of blood, guilt and paranoia.
Callie Thorne, Karissa Lee Staples
Necessary Roughness star Callie Thorne used to be the only full-time woman on her show's otherwise all-guy acting squad. But now she's got a female ally in Karissa Lee Staples, who joined the cast this season as Dr. Dani's feisty new assistant, Paloma. If you ask them, they couldn't make a...
Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn
They say the couple that plays together stays together. But husband and wife Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn love working together, too. On Monday, O'Connell guest stars as a rival PI of Romijn's ...
TV has had its share of good doctors, but The Middle (Wednesday, 8/7c, ABC) has a good dentist: Dr. Goodwin, novice hygienist Frankie Heck's new boss, played with gusto by 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer.