Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe takes a hands-on approach to... actually, we'd rather not know.
Think of the muckiest, scariest and nastiest jobs in America, and Mike Rowe has probably tackled each and every one of 'em — and all on national TV. As the host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET), Rowe has thus far gotten down and very, very dirty on 85 different gigs, sharing a shift with the actual men and women who do the decidedly nonglam work that keeps our society going. (Hey, somebody's got to fish those golf balls out of all those water hazards!)
TVGuide.com: So, what led you to Dirty Jobs?
Mike Rowe: It was a crooked road, really. I was an actor who lost his way, then I lost a horrible bet and I auditioned for QVC. Against every synapse in my brain, I accepted
Daniela Sea, The L Word
These days gays, lesbians, drag queens — even male-to-female transgender characters — are almost as common in movies and on TV as the "bitch diva" and "fat funny guy." But except for the tragic Boys Don't Cry, women who yearn to be all man are rarely seen. Showtime's look at L.A. lesbian life, The L Word (returning for Season 3 on Sunday at 10 pm/ET), remedies that with a new character named Moira/Max, nutty Jenny's (Mia Kirshner) latest squeeze. We interviewed Daniela Sea, an actor active in New York's downtown art scene, about playing a girl who wants to be a boy.
TVGuide.com: Who is Moira/Max?
Freddie star Freddie Prinze Jr.
Although film star Freddie Prinze Jr. has turned his real life into a sitcom — the appropriately titled Freddie, airing Wednesdays at 8:30 pm/ET on ABC — don't confuse him with the character he plays on TV. Here, the actor talks to TV Guide a
Stephen Collins of 7th Heaven
In Part 1 of TVGuide.com's Q&A with Stephen Collins, the actor spoke candidly about WB's unexpected — by cast and crew members, especially — decision to make this 7th Heaven's final season, and even hinted that an agreement might have been arrived at to trim the series' costs and perhaps keep it on the air. Here in Part 2, Rev. Eric Camden's portrayer elaborates on that thought, updates us on the spin-off talk and discusses his Rick Nelson worship.
TVGuide.com: Are you saying that the 7th Heaven cast would have made some sacrifices to keep it on another year? Would that have been a discussion?
Stephen Collins of 7th Heaven
After 10 years as the WB's unsung savior, 7th Heaven is being sent to, well, programming heaven. The network declared the show "too expensive" to keep running and announced that this season would be the family drama's last — though there is some talk of a spin-off. In a two-part interview, TVGuide.com spoke with Stephen Collins, who since Heaven's debut has played Rev. Eric Camden, the paterfamilias of seven kids — which some might call hell, but maybe that's just us — about the show's value, its abrupt cancellation and more.
TVGuide.com: When did you find out that Heaven was canceled?
Stephen Collins: [Series creator] Brenda [Ham
He has played Che Guevara and Georges Seurat on Broadway, is a constant presence on concert stages, and his TV roles include a doctor, a hunchback, and a dead guy. Now, on CBS' Criminal Minds (Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET), Mandy Patinkin plays FBI profiler Jason Gideon. We talked to the actor-singer about the series, his role, his health and his blessings.
TVGuide.com: So who's Jason Gideon? He has to get inside the minds of truly vile and evil perps, and he's — shall we say — intense.
Mandy Patinkin: He's somebody who has a dark past, has made mistakes through impulsive behavior and doesn't intend to go [there] again. He's about eliminating suffering, sa
Patricia Wettig was a loyal cancer-stricken wife in thirtysomething, an upright judge in Courthouse and a principled CIA shrink in Alias. But boy, has she switched gears for Fox's freshman hit, Prison Break (Mondays at 9 pm/ET). At first seen only in shrouded shots chopping garlic and slicing peppers, she was recently revealed to be not only the evil power behind all the intricate plots and mayhem, but the country's vice president! What is going on here?
TVGuide.com: My, you're creepy, Madame Vice President.
Patricia Wettig: Oh, I know! I'm so mean. I was just in Chicago filming an episode where I was nastier than
In the Lifetime two-part movie Human Trafficking (airing Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 at 9 pm/ET), Mira Sorvino plays Kate, a Russian-born ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agent out to break up a ring that traffics women and children across international borders. We talked to the Oscar-winning actress about the movie, her activism and her new life as a working mom.
TVGuide.com: Is Human Trafficking to the international sex trade what Traffic was to drug smuggling?
Mira Sorvino: Yes. [We] want the film to be a tool for awakening people to this growing problem. The film weaves together three stories: We follow two Eastern European women who are brought into the U.S. and made to work as prostitutes, and a young American girl who is kidnapped in the Philippines and sold into sex slavery. One
While we all remember Geena Davis' big-screen outings — including The Accidental Tourist (for which she won an Oscar), Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own — her TV series have been as forgettable as her lips are memorable. Well, not anymore: Davis is commanding on ABC's new hit Commander in Chief (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET). As the United States' first female president, Mackenzie Allen, she has to handle foreign and domestic enemies, not to mention her domestic duties as a wife to husband Rod (Kyle Secor) and mother to three
Tough-talking detective Aiden Burn was abruptly fired on the Oct. 5 episode of CBS' CSI: NY. But was the lady cop's portrayer, original cast member Vanessa Ferlito, unexpectedly ousted as well? TVGuide.com asked the 26-year-old, Brooklyn-born and -raised actress for the skinny behind her exit .
TVGuide com: Sorry that you're leaving CSI: NY.
Vanessa Ferlito: No, it's a good thing. But it's sad if you watch the show, I guess.
TVGuide.com: CBS wanted some big changes in CSI: NY this season. Were you one of those changes?
Ferlito: Oh, no! I was the one who wanted to leave.
TVGuide.com: Why? Were you unhappy with the direction of your character?
Ferlito: I had no intention of doing an hour TV show. I had just wrapped the movie