The Vampire Diaries
Mystic Falls gets an infusion of fresh blood when The Vampire Diaries premieres on Oct. 3. Among the newbies: Tessa (True Blood's Janina Gavankar), whom executive producer Caroline Dries describes as "a beautiful and exotic self-assured woman who comes to town to rekindle an old flame."
Law & Order: SVU hits a double in October. The long-running NBC sex-crimes drama rips not one, but two recent headlines in an upcoming episode of its 15th season. TV Guide Magazine has learned that Emmy nominee Cybill Shepherd (last seen on The Client List) is currently filming a guest spot as...
Michael Socha, Damien Molony, and Kate Bracken
With the show's original roommates dead and gone, Michael Socha's endearing werewolf, Tom, is now the senior member of the supernatural household on Being Human. The Derby, England, native teases the hairy situations faced by Tom, vampire Hal (Damien Molony) and ghost Alex (Kate Bracken) in the British series' final six episodes, which premiere Saturday at 10/9c, BBC America.
Carl Young and Tim Samaras
The newest extreme sport: covering the weather for TV. In an effort to satisfy the public's appetite for footage of blizzards, hurricanes and, most recently, the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, reporters as well as professional and amateur chasers are heading straight into the eyes of the storms.
The third season of Falling Skies could turn into either War of the Worlds or E.T. — which just happen to be two movies directed by Steven Spielberg, an executive producer of the TNT alien-invasion series. A new ally from outer space has given the human resistance the upper hand in their battle for survival against the Espheni, but not everyone is so trusting, especially given recent evidence of a traitor in their midst.
Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos
When Rosie Larsen's murderer was not revealed in The Killing's Season 1 finale, heads across America exploded. It was the most disparaged creative decision since Lost's purgatory series ender. Still, executive producer Veena Sud believed her gritty crime drama would survive the backlash.
Even on a show all about the brave men and women who put out fires and save lives, there has to be a character that's less than heroic. Jason Beghe is that guy, a dirty cop who's been recurring on Chicago Fire (Wednesday at 10/9c on NBC).
When it comes to acting, Laura Linney knows no fear. She has embodied everyone from steely First Lady Abigail Adams in HBO's John Adams to FDR's mousy cousin/lover in the recent biopic Hyde Park on Hudson. But with her Golden Globe-winning performance on The Big C, she took on a seemingly impossible feat: making cancer funny.
Now the show is being put to rest with a four-episode finale, but neither Linney nor her character, Cathy, is going down quietly. Tonight's episode finds her struggling with chemotherapy — she wants to stop treatment so she can feel well enough to take care of her family and make sure they'll be strong enough to survive without her.
Soon after the show's fourth season wrapped, the 49-year-old three-time Emmy winner shared her thoughts about the end of Cathy's journey.
For its entire five-season run on both NBC and TNT, the ratings-challenged Southland has struggled to stay alive. And after a heart-pounding and catastrophic finale on April 17 that drew a mediocre 1.8 million viewers, the gritty police drama is again facing cancellation. The day after the airing of what could be their final episode, which culminated in out-of-control John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) getting shot down by fellow officers, executive producer Jonathan Lisco and Cudlitz looked back — and ahead...