TV is making librarians sexy again. Make that The Librarians. In three hit TNT movies between 2004 and 2008, swashbuckling egghead Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) saved the world as an avatar of an ancient covert organization dedicated to protecting powerful magical artifacts from evil cabals. Flynn is back in the new spinoff series, and this time he's got protégés and a new kickass comrade, played by Rebecca Romijn.
While many foreign actors are flocking to American TV, Angélica Celaya did just the opposite. "I crossed over to Mexico to study acting," the 32-year-old Tucson native says with a laugh. Though she now plays the strong-willed psychic Zed on the new supernatural thriller Constantine, Celaya spent more than 10 years starring "as strong Mexican women" in Spanish-language telenovelas and sci-fi series. "I embraced my roots, but it was time to come home."
There's one true antihero in DC Comics' colorful TV invasion, a scruffy blond British bloke rocking a trench coat.
Like the stars of Arrow, Gotham, and The Flash, the conjurer-cum-demon hunter at the center of NBC's scary new supernatural thriller Constantine saves the world a lot. But unlike his genre peers, the hard-drinking, chain-smoking John Constantine relies on his wits and cunning and is willing to sacrifice friends and lovers when he deems it necessary. Sometimes it's for a greater good; sometimes it's just to survive. "He's a jerk whose actions are...
One of the Firehouse 51 family is gone when Chicago Fire returns for its third season. In last May's cliffhanger, just-married Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) watched as a burning building collapsed with his entire team — truck, rescue squad, and ambulance — inside. Who made it out alive? "Many were seriously injured, one critically," confirms Jesse Spencer, who plays Lt. Matthew Casey. "It's a very difficult time for everyone, and...
Matt Ryan wasn't a Comic-Con newbie this year, but the star of NBC's upcoming series Constantine took the experience to a different level last month in San Diego. The Welsh actor, who describes his experience as "just wow," attended the geek heaven convention last year for the video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, for which he'd done the motion capture for the character of Edward Kenway. But this year, as the star of the highly anticipated adaptation of the cult comic book hit Hellblazer, he was under a much brighter spotlight.
For his first TV venture, superstar romance novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, A Walk to Remember) saddles up to executive produce a Civil War Western with a feisty female in the crosshairs. The Lifetime movie (and backdoor pilot) Deliverance Creek (airing Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8/7c) stars Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) as widowed mother Belle Gatlin Barlowe, who turns outlaw to protect her family and land from corrupt bankers.
Peter Funt, Mayim Bialik
Smile, Mayim Bialik, you're the host of the new Candid Camera! The star of TV's No. 1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory, gets candid about reviving primetime's original prank show, which aired on and off for more than five decades.
TV Guide Magazine: Candid Camera? A real-life PhD in neuroscience should be hosting Jeopardy!, shouldn't she?
Mayim Bialik: I appreciate that! I'm actually terrible at Jeopardy! This is a really neat fit, because they're happy to have a female who's interested in the larger issues. As Peter Funt, my producer and cohost [son of the classic show's creator, Allen Funt], said, "I'm more than just a pretty face." [Laughs]
On August 8,1974, Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, announced his resignation. Watergate, the criminal scandal that had begun two years earlier with GOP operatives attempting to bug the Democratic National Committee's Watergate Hotel headquarters, had finally brought him down.
No one covered the events more fully than Dick Cavett on his late-night ABC talk show. "I was an addict," Cavett now admits. "You couldn't wait to get...
Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman
This is a story about a perceived crime that led to two executions and two resurrections. And then there's the story on screen.
"We're the cockroach of series television," says Joel Kinnaman, who plays homicide detective Stephen Holder, of the unlikely survival of The Killing. As most every Twitter follower knows, the drama became the target of...
David Alpay and Marley Shelton
It's 2025, a world without strollers, preschool and Sesame Street. There's no need when the youngest child on Earth is 6 years old and every woman alive has become infertile. Humans are an endangered species.
That's the gut-wrenching premise of Lifetime's provocative new thriller The Lottery. You might call it a prequel to the 2006 movie Children of Men, a spiritual parable set in a violent, childless future. "While they have the same point of departure, it's a...