Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell
If you hadn't noticed, comic books are no laughing matter on TV these days. AMC's The Walking Dead is TV's top-rated show; Fox's Batman prequel, Gotham, is a bona fide freshman hit; Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a solid performer for ABC; and CBS is eyeing a Supergirl series to call its own. When it comes to heat, well-drawn heroes would seem to have it.
Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars is over! Sort of. After 16 books about the quartet of teen pals — and A, the mysterious person (or people) stalking them — novelist Sara Shepard is ending the series that inspired ABC Family's hit with her final installment, Vicious (on shelves Dec. 2).
He Plays: Jay Kulina, the drug-addled, deeply sensitive MMA fighter battling his distant, hard-assed gym-owner father (Frank Grillo) and his own demons on DirecTV's Kingdom. "The gym gives Jay discipline and keeps him away from his addictions," Tucker, 32, says of Jay's sweaty Season 1 evolution from burnout to potential champion. "He ultimately ends up realizing who he is and what he's done. [But] he needs to ask for help from his dad, and that is the hardest thing for him to do."
Jake (Ken Marino) and Annie (Casey Wilson) won't be the only ones feeling the love on NBC's Marry Me (Tues., 9/8) in the new year. TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively that comic Rob Riggle (who previously appeared on Wilson's Happy Endings as the world's most obnoxious — and ill-fated — mail carrier) and absolute scream Natasha Leggero (Let's be Cops) are guesting on an as-yet-unscheduled 2015 episode.
Emily Bett Rickards
Ever since she first logged on as Queen Consolidated IT expert Felicity Smoak, Emily Bett Rickards has been an Arrow fan favorite. In this week's episode, Team Arrow's trusted tech genius and Oliver's semi-love interest takes center stage in an episode that reveals the truth about her past, introduces her cocktail-waitress mom (NYPD Blue alum Charlotte Ross), and gives us a great excuse to chat up the impossibly lovable Canadian scene stealer.
Gotham city — Sources close to the Gotham City Police Department have confirmed that the crime rate in the area has nearly tripled in the past month. Many attribute this spike to the recent murders of billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne, as well as rising interest in the city's infamous Arkham district, home of the failed Arkham Asylum and turf-war favorite of organized crime.
There are those, too, who blame the increase in back-alley homicides, child trafficking...
Ken Marino, Casey Wilson
Happy endings do happen! Shortly after the cancellation of the ABC comedy Happy Endings, star Casey Wilson married show creator David Caspe. Now he's given her the coolest wedding present ever — a new television series! Wilson and one-time Happy guest Ken Marino (Party Down) star as Annie and Jake, a newly engaged couple we already want to spend the rest of our lives with. NBC apparently agrees: It's given the show the plum post-Voice time slot...
Oh how things have changed!
Fans of The Following got a sneak peek at scenes from Season 3 during the show's panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday, and as usual, there were quite a few shockers.
Matt Lauria and Frank Grllo
Now this is hard-hitting television.
Kingdom, DirecTV's new original series about the brutal world of mixed martial arts, goes for a solid shot to the gut with its artsy mix of blood, sweat, and Shakespearean themes. Think of it as Sons of Anarchy in a steel cage. Or King Lear with headlocks.
Warning: Even if you have seen Sunday's season finale, this peek into The Strain's latest graphic-novel release features info about things that might make you go hmmmm.