Master of Sex
By now, Masters of Sex star Michael Sheen has gotten used to nudity and watching sex acts performed in front of him.
"We've seen so many people do bizarre things in front of you, you get used to it," Sheen said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Tuesday. "There's a naked woman in front of you masturbating ... and you almost don't notice."
Jensen Ackles, Jared Padelecki
Just like the youthful demo it is targeting, The CW is still growing.
"The parent companies have been very happy with how The CW has performed," network president Mark Pedowitz said at the Television Critics Association's fall previews on Tuesday. He added that online viewership has grown by 20 percent, and the on-air ratings and household numbers continue to increase.
It's been nearly 20 years since Arsenio Hall has graced the late-night desk, and he's returning to a crowded market.
"There's a lot of competition," Hall said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Monday to promote the revival of The Arsenio Hall Show, which premieres on Sept. 9 (syndicated, check local listings). "I know that not everybody has a late-night host. It's hard to get people to watch you and make appointments for television... "
Mike Vogel and Jolene Purdy
In the summer programming smackdown, Under the Dome beat out Sharknado.
On Monday, CBS' Chief Research Officer David F. Poltrak made the comparison at the Television Critics Association fall previews to make a point about social media: Tweeting does not equal viewership, since the much tweeted-about Sharknado couldn't even bring in a 10th of Under the Dome's audience of almost 12 million for their respective premieres.
Donna Nettles Jackson, Canden Bliss Jackson
Will this latest Get Out Alive challenge be Mama Donna's undoing?
On Monday's all-new episode (9/8c, NBC), the remaining seven teams must make another trek uphill, this time alongside a raging waterfall. "Everything about looking upward at a hill wears me out," laments Mama Donna.
Who is Red Reddington?
That's the question NBC's new fall thriller The Blacklist poses. In order to play the series' central mystery man, veteran actor James Spader felt it was necessary to reset his image, starting with shaving his usual full head of hair.
NBC didn't improve its overall ratings this past season, but network chairman Bob Greenblatt remains positive.
"How good is it to celebrate being flat? At this point in our business, flat is the new up," he said Saturday at the Television Critics Association fall previews. Greenblatt pointed out that the other Big 4 networks (ABC, CBS and FOX were all down ) and dubbed the 2012 season as the "Year of Improvement," citing that it was the network's most competitive season in the past nine years.
Author Philippa Gregory has become an authority on British royalty, but her interests don't necessarily extend to the present.
"I'm utterly indifferent about Kate Middleton's baby," she confessed at Starz's Television Critics Association fall previews on Friday. "It know this is terrible. It's like blasphemy!"
David Bradley isn't worried after playing Walder Frey, one of the most despicable characters on Game of Thrones.
"I'm not exactly watching my back," the actor said at the Television Critics Association fall previews for BBC America on Thursday. Frey played host to the Red Wedding, the moniker for the infamous massacre ...
Animation Domination High-Def
Fox's Animation Domination High-Def debuts Saturday (11/10c) with the police officer (voiced by Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman) whose fantastic 'stache is only eclipsed by his fervor for justice. Day? Night? His beat knows no time. He knows no fear.