Peter Dinklage, Pedro Pascal
Trust a Dornishman to get excited by impossible odds.
On Sunday's Game of Thrones (9/8c, HB), Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) will enter into trial by combat against Gregor Clegane, who is nicknamed The Mountain for his ridiculously vast size. The series cast massive Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson to dwarf his onscreen competitor. "He's nearly a foot taller than me. He's 6-foot-9; I'm 5-foot-11," Pascal tells TVGuide.com. "I think he's nearly three times my weight. He's 420 pounds of muscle. It felt like I was with a giant. And then put him in the armor, and his sword alone was exactly my height. It was incredibly intimidating but also really delightful because I think that the character Oberyn really relishes that kind of challenge."
Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley and Mary Murphy
Can So You Think You Can Dance's fancy footwork deliver another solid season?
The reality dance competition show returns for its 11th season Wednesday (8/7c, Fox) amidst a glut of reality shows that are all struggling to retain the audiences that once turned up in droves. "Like most shows, we've been losing viewers and the viewing figures have been going down," executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe told reporters on a call last week. "I would certainly like to bolster them up, if not keep them the same as last year."
Jena Asciutto has had quite the senior year.
Although the 17-year-old Farmington Hills, Mich., student didn't take home the title of American Idol Wednesday night, she doesn't begrudge the victory to Caleb Johnson, someone she now considers one of her best friends. "I am so happy for Caleb," she told reporters Thursday. "He deserves it all. The production team said that they haven't seen a connection like the one between me and Caleb. It helped with the stress being taken down a couple notches [during competition]."
Winning American Idol isn't the only surreal thing that happened to Caleb Johnson Wednesday night.
The singer from Asheville, N.C., also got to rock out with his idols KISS on not just one, but two songs. (Watch it here!) "It was really humbling and such an honor," he told reporters Thursday. "Literally they're icons of rock..."
Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson
American Idol has named its lucky Season 13 winner.
On Wednesday's two-hour finale of the Fox reality singing competition, the finalists had the opportunity to sing with some of their biggest idols in a star-studded extravaganza. Who found their musical soul mates? And more importantly, was Wild Card pick Jena or rocker Caleb crowned the winner? Read on for our breakdown of the night's performances or skip to the bottom for the results.
Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene
Will American Idol Season 13 be lucky for Jena or Caleb?
The Fox reality singing show wraps up another year with a face-off between two of the season's arguably strongest performers. Their similarities end there, however. Will the student from Farmington Hills, Mich., take home the prize or will the rock band lead singer get bragging rights? TVGuide.com breaks down each finalist's chances of winning:
Kate Dickie, Aidan Gillen
[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from Sunday's Game of Thrones episode, "Mockingbird." If you haven't watched yet, it's best to sit this one out.]
Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish finally had to lift a finger.
On Sunday's Game of Thrones, the wily political schemer killed a third person this season, but this time, he did the honors with his own bare hands...
Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene, Alex Preston
American Idol has found its Final 2. After Ryan Seacrest elicits oohs and ahhs by showing off his new black puppy Georgia, the reality show eventually got down to business and made its final cut Thursday night.
Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner
"This is the beaver section. Fuchsbau here..."
The placement of Wesen is of utmost importance on this sunny April day in Portland on the set of Grimm. But it's not to keep predator and prey apart; instead it's to differentiate between who's there for the bride and who's there for the groom. Welcome to the wedding of the fox-like Fuchsbau Rosalee (Bree Turner) and wolfy Blutbad Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell)