Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott
FX's American Horror Story is arguably the season's sexiest, scariest, strangest show — and it's about to get even weirder. Yep, that means fans can expect more Rubber Man, more ghosts of tenants past, more on Constance's creepy kids and — finally! — the truth behind the baby-daddy mystery. At the heart of the sex-and-screams series are Ben (Dylan McDermott) and Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton), the tenuously married couple who buy the wicked old mansion in L.A. known as "The Murder House." Britton and McDermott take us inside the don't-watch-it-alone thriller...
The Good Wife
You might say a love affair that kicks into high gear with a steamy embrace in an elevator is predestined to have its share of ups and downs. And sure enough, as external pressures start to close in on The Good Wife's Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and Will Gardner (Josh Charles), their clandestine courtship is in for a very bumpy ride.
After two seasons of anticipation, Willicia supporters — as opposed to those who continue rooting for a reunion of Alicia and her estranged philandering politician hubby Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) — are finally being rewarded for their patience with a passionate payoff each week. The once dutiful spouse at the center of the drama has been transformed into a woman who giggles(!) and says yes to lunchtime lust with her fellow lawyer — but there's still plenty working against the fledgling couple.
In Homeland, terrorist plots aren't dismantled in 24 hours and the hero doesn't save the day by slaughtering suspects. Ten years after the horror of 9/11, good and evil are sometimes far from black-and-white.
"This is not 24, which had a muscular response to what happened on 9/11," says British actor Damian Lewis, who plays Sgt. Nicholas Brody, the Marine who's become a hero after eight years of imprisonment by Al Qaeda, on the set near Charlotte. "It was a show for its time. Now we live in a world where people are divided about the best way to wage war on terror."
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy premiered 60 years ago this month, and our adoration for Lucille Ball has only grown over time. To honor the comedian and her storied history with TV Guide Magazine (she's been on more covers than any other star), we asked her daughter, Lucie Arnaz, 60, to share some of her favorite memories of that period. Arnaz, an actress and singer, has kept her mother and father Desi Arnaz's legacies alive by donating scrapbooks and arrangements to museums and producing shows that honor the legendary couple. Currently, she is developing a tribute to the Latin music of I Love Lucy.
TV Guide Magazine: This is a big year for your mom, Lucille Ball. It's not only I Love Lucy's 60th anniversary, but the 100th anniversary of her birth. What's it been like?
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki
It's been a helluva summer for Supernatural fans waiting for the seventh season of their much-loved series to begin. Now, with just a few more days to go until the Winchester boys are back — Friday at 9/8c on The CW — TV Guide Magazine has a special treat. We've been given an exclusive peek at some previously unseen gallery photos of series stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. Click here to see all of the shots.
As for plot scoops, we've been given very few specifics...
To the delight of Supernatural's fans, the CW horror show — TV Guide Magazine's first Fan Favorite cover last year — is returning to its seventh season on Friday, September 23. "This year," says executive producer Sera Gamble, "we were really inspired by one of our touchstone movies when we think about Dean [Jensen Ackles] and Sam [Jared Padalecki] and their relationship — Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. We wanted to pit them ...
Kelli Giddish, Danny Pino
The new cops are ready for duty. Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino join NBC's SVU (back September 21) as Amanda Rollins, an ambitious former Atlanta cop,, and Nick Amaro, a New Jersey-raised, top-notch interrogator.
Matt Davis, Nina Dobrev
Mystic Falls celebrates Elena's birthday when The CW drama returns September 15. But cake is the last thing on her mind with Stefan missing and Jeremy seeing his dead exes, who could wreak havoc on the event.