Eric McCormack and Rachel Leigh Cook
Daniel Pierce is that guy. The one you flee as he argues with the air, or conducts an imaginary orchestra while he waits in line. But take a deeper look: You'll find a complicated man who also delivers beguiling lectures on the intricate workings of the brain and helps the FBI solve complex cases with his expansive knowledge of human behavior.
M.D., Ph.D. and schizophrenic, Pierce is the brilliant and damaged hero of Perception, TNT's new procedural-with-quirks. He's a mash-up of Monk, House, Patrick Jane and Sherlock Holmes, not to mention cousin to...
Falling Skies' Connor Jessup
Like Ben Mason, the human/alien hybrid he plays on TNT's sci-fi hit Falling Skies, Connor Jessup has a dual personality. The Canadian actor, who turns 18 on Saturday, has been on TV since he was a tween, but he's also been an exec producer on the indie teen flick Amy George and a writer and director of several short films.
Under a cold, driving rain, a platoon of resistance fighters moves through piles of dead, charred Skitters — the spidery aliens that invaded Earth and massacred billions — and smashed-up Mechs, their giant deadly robots. Signs of who (or what) killed them are nowhere to be found, but that mystery could provide the truth about the invasion that kicked off TNT's Falling Skies. Right now, however...
What we love about ABC's Scandal, ABC's sexy thriller about a Washington, D.C., fixer, is that each week the show gets twistier, darker and more deliciously devious. On Tuesday, the first season DVD set arrives so fans can revisit and newbies can dip into the fun.
Fanboys and girls are already clamoring for Defiance, Syfy's upcoming postapocalyptic alien drama, which is so big it can't be contained on a TV screen. The series, debuting in April, is breaking new ground by simultaneously launching a multiplayer gaming component available on PCs, Xbox and PlayStation 3.
Here's what gamers and viewers need to know:
Kim Kardashian and April Bowlby
Reality star Kim Kardashian goes scripted this summer with a three-episode arc on Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva, beginning with the June 3 season premiere.
In the midst of the hoopla surrounding the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's fateful collision with an iceberg, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes weighs in with Titanic, a four-hour upstairs/downstairs retelling of the ship's maiden — and final — voyage (airing Saturday at 8/7c and Sunday at 9/8c on ABC).
Winning 2006's Survivor: Cook Islands was pretty tough for Yul Kwon — he beat out Ozzy Lusth! — but it wasn't nearly as stomach-churning as his new hosting gig on the four-part PBS series America Revealed (premiering Wednesday at 10/9c). Based on Britain From Above, the spectacularly filmed show takes a mostly birds-eye view of the U.S. as it tracks the systems that provide the U.S. population with food, energy, transportation and other stuff that makes the country run. "I'm scared of heights and I'm claustrophobic, and I also get severe motion sickness on planes so half the time we were filming I'm scared out of my mind," Kwon says with a laugh. "But it was worth it. This is a big epic series about America." We spoke with the Yale Law School grad, one of the most popular Survivor champs, about his new series, what he's been up to, and whether he'd give the reality show another chance.
You'd think they'd killed somebody.
After a season crammed with multiple suspects and red herrings, AMC's moody cop drama The Killing signed off without revealing who strangled teen beauty Rosie Larsen, and many fans and critics cried foul.
The producers were blindsided by the reaction.