Smash, Josh Safran
Smash has found itself a new lead.
Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran is finalizing a deal to replace outgoing boss Theresa Rebeck as showrunner in Season 2, sources have confirmed to TVGuide.com. Rebeck...
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Who hasn't missed Sarah Michelle Gellar vanquishing all manner of Hellmouth demon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Is there someone who didn't love her turn as sexed up manipulator Kathryn Merteuil in Cruel Intentions? Point is we've had the premiere of Ringer, aka the return of SMG to weekly TV, marked on our calendars since it got the green light back in May.
But there are other reasons outside of Gellar to check out her new soapy thriller, too, starting with the premise: She plays estranged twins! Bridget is a recovering addict on the run from some unsavory types, and when super-rich sis Siobhan goes missing, she takes on the presumed-dead's identity as a last resort. Of course, we also just said she's playing twins... Hooked yet?
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Here are five other reasons you could give Ringer a shot -- besides Her Sarah Michelleness — with a little input from the cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ringer
Before she was Buffy, Sarah Michelle Gellar played Kendall Hart, the daughter of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) on All My Children. With the soap opera going off the air in September, Gellar has made plans to return — but not as Kendall. In fact, she doesn't exactly know what she'll be doing at all, since Kendall has been played Alicia Minshew for the past several years.
"I can today officially confirm that I will be doing a guest-spot," Gellar said Thursday during the fall TV preview session for her new CW series Ringer. "When I heard the show was canceled, I didn't understand....
Dylan McDermott, Taissa Farmiga and Connie Britton
Glee fans, this one may not be for you. To paraphrase series co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy, if Nip/Tuck was about transformation, and Glee is about underdogs, his next show, American Horror Story, is a portrait of marriage.
Well, that and other things that should scare the sh-- out of you.
Ryan Murphy talks new FX show American Horror Story: Everyone was freaked out by the creature
The show, Murphy's first since Glee, introduces us to the fragile Harmon family: Ben (Dylan McDermott), a therapist, and his wife Vivien (Connie Britton) move with their daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) to Los Angeles after Ben makes a terrible mistake that jeopardizes their family. The only problem? Their maybe-haunted new house may not be the best place to start over.
Murphy and series co-creator and executive producer Brad Falchuk unveiled a rough cut of the first episode of the FX show to TV reporters Tuesday, describing it as a
Rosie O'Donnell may be taking over Oprah Winfrey's Chicago studio to launch her talk show, but she's not trying to be the next Oprah.
Appearing in front of reporters Friday during OWN's fall TV preview session, O'Donnell said her appeal is very different from Oprah's. "I think the reason for my previous success is that I'm really not aspirational [like Oprah is]," she said. "I'm inspirational... in the sense that people at home so related to me that they felt they could be at the table with me and Madonna."
"I really am more the audience," she continued. "No one at home is going, 'I wish I could be Rosie O'Donnell, an overweight lesbian who yells too much."
That said, The Rosie Show, which will premiere Monday, Oct. 10 at 7/6c, will be quite different from The Oprah Winfrey Show. "My job is mostly to be entertaining and funny, which is what I'm hoping to do," she said.
Here are seven things to know about the show before its debut:
Fans of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels, on which HBO's True Blood is based, will be plenty happy very soon. Why? Several key elements from the books will pop up this season and next. Sexy shower scene, anyone?
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Here's what TVGuide.com learned during Friday's True Blood panel at Comic-Con:
1. Eric and Sookie. Shower. Together....
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Buffy the Vampire Slayer looms large over Sarah Michelle Gellar. This fall, more than eight years after she last played the droll demon fighter, she'll return to prime time as the star of another series, The CW's neo-noir mystery Ringer.
Speaking to reporters at Comic-Con Thursday, before she took the stage to promote Ringer, Gellar said she knows that she'll have to convince Buffy fans that this very different project — in which she plays twins! — will be worth their time. "I'm not trying to re-create Buffy and I'm not trying to top it," she said. "I'm trying to do something that the fans, who have been so good to me, will love. I'm a television watcher, and this is the kind of show that I would watch."
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