Chef Spike Mendelsohn may have competed on Bravo's culinary reality show Top Chef -- twice -- but he still didn't expect to be recruited for Food Network's Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c.
"I got the phone call out of nowhere. I was actually quite surprised," Mendelsohn tells TVGuide.com. "I didn't expect them to cast me as part of this crew, alongside the other ones. I was definitely honored to have the opportunity. There are a lot of chefs involved that I look up to and I follow their careers. To be standing next to them, was kind of like, 'OK, you made it.'"
The ThunderCats are back, and guess what? So are the Ro-Bear Berbils!
After a brief hiatus, Lion-O and company continue their search for the scattered three stones. On Friday's episode, "Berbils" (8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network), they encounter a village of robot bears who ask the ThunderCats to help save them from a slave trader who wants to use them for their technical and construction skills.
Poor Kate. It's difficult to juggle a love life when you're a jet-setting stewardess and undercover spy. Luckily, Goran Visnjic, who once played Dr. Luka Kovac on ER, has the remedy for Pan Am's lovelorn flight attendant.
Beginning Sunday (10/9c on ABC), Visnjic will play debonair Yugoslavian diplomat Niko Lonza, who takes a personal interest in Kate (Kelli Garner) on a flight from New York to Monte Carlo. The precocious redhead has had a hard time of it lately; the CIA put her on notice for disobeying orders and her...
James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter
Charisma Carpenter fell under the Supernatural casting department's spell when they asked her to play a witch, but the real magic happened once she found out who would play her on-screen husband.
"I got a call from my manager saying that there was interest from Supernatural inviting me to do an episode," Carpenter tells TVGuide.com. "I thought that was a great idea and went forward with it. And then I found out after that James [Marsters] was going to be part of it too, and then it just got super tasty."
Shane West, Helena Mattsson
Cassandra is blonde, beautiful... and on Nikita fans' most-hated list.
In Friday's episode, "Looking Glass" (8/7c, The CW), Michael (Shane West) looks up Cassandra (Helena Mattsson), a woman he had "romanced" as part of a mission for Division back in the day. Wait, what does he want with her now that he's with Nikita (Maggie Q)?
Relative newcomer Taylor Wily has become a familiar face on Hawaii Five-0, even if that face has been superimposed on the body of a shrimp.
The former sumo wrestler and Hawaii native plays Kamekona, an island local who sometimes acts as an informant for Five-0 when he's not pursuing his own entrepreneurial endeavors. His latest venture is running a shrimp truck, which is adorned with graphics of disconcerting Kamekona-shrimp hybrids. Using his own image has been one of Kamekona's marketing ploys since the beginning of the series when he printed his face on t-shirts to advertise his shave ice business.
Daniel Dae Kim, Reiko Aylesworth
Hawaii Five-0 almost had the perfect scenario for a romantic date: a seaside locale, a shared meal, an intimate vibe ... oh, and about two dozen tourists trying to take pictures of the interlude.
On a balmy August day at the Duke Kahanamoku lagoon at Waikiki's Hilton Hawaiian Village, Daniel Dae Kim and Reiko Aylesworth were filming a date between Chin Ho Kelly and ex-fiancee Malia for Monday's episode, "Ma'em'e" (10/9c, CBS). TVGuide.com was on the set to check out Kamekona's shrimp truck and find out what's going on with cousins Chin Ho and Kono (Grace Park).
Hawaii Five-0: Could the team lose Kono?
Last season, Chin Ho kept busy working with Five-0 and clearing his own name of scandal before rejoining the HPD. He has more than just work on his mind now, though. "You're witnessing one...
Silas Weir Mitchell
Perpetrators of violent crimes have often been called monsters, but on NBC's new crime procedural Grimm, which premieres Friday, Oct. 28 at 9/8c, the criminals are monsters -- both literally and literarily.
It turns out that Grimm's Fairy Tales isn't a work of fiction, but an account of supernatural creatures that the Grimm family has destroyed throughout history to keep humanity safe. Portland cop Nick Burckhardt (David Giuntoli) has just discovered he's the last of that line of hunters, who have a gift of spotting the true, monstrous nature underneath the creature's magically mundane facade.
Enlightened, Laura Dern
HBO has a way of attracting big-time film stars to the small screen. With the Monday night premiere of Enlightened, the network's done it again with Laura Dern, who plays an executive who has had a "nervous breakthrough." We want to know what you thought of this show — and what you think of every new series this season.