Sean Bean, Game of Thrones
In Game of Thrones' penultimate episode of the season, Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark finds that playing the game is more difficult than he imagined, especially when new players enter who don't abide by your rules.
Spoilers! If you haven't watched "Baelor" yet, then perhaps it's best to sit this one out until you do.
"When you play the game of thrones, you...
Sophie Turner is well aware that her Game of Thrones character, the dutiful and beautiful Sansa Stark, may not have the most fans. But she hopes that Sunday's episode, airing at 9/8c on HBO, will help change their minds.
"She makes a lot of mistakes that lead to some really bad consequences," Turner tells TVGuide.com. "I think the fans of the books and of the television show are angry at her. People who haven't dug deep enough into the character can't really see the good intentions in Sansa's decisions."
So You Think You Can Dance
For its eighth season, So You Think You Can Dance returns to its Top 20 format. After enduring injuries, tears and the judges' fake-outs, 10 girls and 10 guys will vie for the title of America's Favorite Dancer. TVGuide.com spent some time getting to know the lucky group, which consists of first timers and a few faces that should be familiar to longtime SYTYCD fans.
The Top 20, introducing themselves in their own words:
Jordan Casanova, 18, a jazz dancer from Chino Hills, Calif.
Say what?: "I am completely fluent in American Sign Language. I have been taking it for four or five years now. I was going to major in Audiology and Deaf Studies, but I decided to pursue my dance career first."
When conspiracies touch Torchwood, no one is safe. But this upcoming season, perhaps too many people are safe.
When sci-fi series Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres its fourth season on Friday, July 8 at 10/9c on Starz, we'll be introduced to a worldwide miracle: a day on which no one dies. Sounds pretty good, right?
Ray Langston has endured being a hostage and getting stabbed on CSI, but it looks like his troubles will be over when the show returns for its 12th season.
Laurence Fishburne is leaving CBS' flagship forensic drama, a source confirms to TVGuide.com. He is expected to return to film acting, according to Deadline.com, which first reported the news.
Aml Ameen and Brittany Snow
At Harriet's Law & Fine Shoes, if the shoe fits, wear it. And if it doesn't, you lose two actors.
Brittany Snow and Aml Ameen won't be clocking in when Harry's Law returns for its second season on NBC, TVLine reports.
Doctor Who, Matt Smith
Rejoice! The BBC has ordered 14 new episodes of Doctor Who starring Matt Smith, The Guardian reports. But only the Time Lord may know when they'll air.
It's not clear exactly when the episodes will be scheduled, but a "good chunk" of them will air in 2012 , a BBC spokesman told the paper. "The new commission is a big commitment, not many other shows have such a commitment so far in advance. We do not know yet how many will air in 2012," the spokesman said.
Sean Young, Michael Lohan and Bai Ling
Actress Sean Young, Hollywood dad Michael Lohan, and baseball star Dwight "Doc" Gooden are among the famous patients who will join Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew for Season 5, VH1 announced Tuesday.
The new season, which premieres Sunday, June 26 at 9/8c, also features Miss Long Island Lolita herself Amy Fisher, Guns 'N' Roses drummer Steven Adler (his second time on the show), actress Bai Ling, Baywatch actor Jeremy Jackson and Survivor castaway Jessica "Sugar" Kiper.
With only two episodes of Game of Thrones to go, the action really came to a head with the absence of The Hand (see what we did there?) on Sunday's episode. Yes, winter is coming, but the battle has already begun at King's Landing. Who will survive? Let's take a look at "The Pointy End" for clues.
TVGuide.com's Hanh Nguyen is an avid scripted-TV watcher, a horror-avoider and someone who's read George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, on which HBO's Game of Thrones is based. Colleague Rich Juzwiak rarely watches scripted TV, is a gorehound and became alerted to Martin's existence just recently, as he started researching this new swords-and-sandals (well, boots) series. He knows nothing of these sorcerers (if that is indeed what they are), while Hanh is something of an expert (read: fantasy/sci-fi nerd). Each week, he'll try to make sense of this crazy new show by enlisting Hanh's expertise. It may turn out to be a test of tolerance: in this case, the Games begin after the TV is off.
Joe Bastianach knows the culinary world. Not only is he a judge on Fox's MasterChef — which returns for a second season on Monday at 8/7c — he operates three wineries in Italy and 18 restaurants across the country with business partner-celebrity chef Mario Batali. But Bastianich isn't only about food. If necessary, he claims he could make a living by singing for his supper.
The restauranteur can carry a tune and is drawn to shows that feature singing like Glee. "Those kids are fantastic," he tells TVGuide.com. "I love it because I sing, so I sing along with them." As for fellow Fox reality show American Idol, he boasts, "I'd go on there and win if I wasn't so damn old."