Jason Momoa, Lena Headey, Sean Bean
It's been a bloody and arduous journey, but the Game of Thrones cast has emerged from their first season unscathed, although we can't say the same for the characters they played.
Going into the finale Sunday (9/8c on HBO), the actors reflect on how difficult it is living in the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. So TVGuide.com asked them to weigh in on two very important Westerosi subjects:
1. What personal sigil would best represent you?
2. If you ascended to the Iron Throne in modern times, what would your first ruling as king or queen be?
Damages, Glenn Close
The fourth season of Damages isn't coming until next month, but it will be well worth the wait judging by the emotional trailers.
This season features Chris Messina as an old high school chum of Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) who suffers from PTSD. In the trailers, we get glimpses of the drama to come, including nudity of the non-titillating variety, hints of torture and John Goodman playing a very loud, corrupt and scary military contractor. We can't wait!
Rob Lowe and Kaley Cuoco
After bringing the laughs to NBC's Parks and Recreation, Rob Lowe will be shifting back to drama.
The Emmy-nominated actor will play the womanizing police officer Drew Peterson, who was arrested in connection to the killing of his third wife, in the Lifetime movie tentatively titled The Drew Peterson Story, aka Ladykiller, Deadline reports.
Comedy Central is infecting its airwaves with viral videos for another season.
The cable network has renewed its web-centric show Tosh.0 for a 26-episode fourth season to debut in January 2012, it was announced Tuesday. Tosh.0 is Comedy Central's most-watched and highest-rated series, averaging 4.2 million viewers in its current third season. In its 10/9c Tuesday-night time slot, it's also tops among Men 18-34 and 18-24.
On Monday's auditions for MasterChef, several more home cooks tied one on -- tied on the white aprons that indicate they're advancing to the next level of competition that is. Overall, we're happy with the people who advanced to the Top 38, but sometimes, the melodramatic journey getting there can be rather painful. Will two of the chefs says "yes"? Is the dish salty enough? Will Joe Bastianich blink? Can we just skip to the competition rounds already?
Here are five moments that -- for one reason or another -- left a bad taste in our mouth from Day 3 of the auditions:
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?