Law & Order: Los Angeles
Welcome to LawLaw Land! This new Law & Order spin-off drops the gavel in L.A. with a pair of movie stars — Alfred Molina and Terrence Howard — headlining the cast.
"When this came up, it was a dream come true, a chance to work on a show with a wonderful history and with a creative energy that is still very relevant," says veteran film actor Molina. Molina, the onetime villain Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2, plays ...
For Lady Gaga, 13 could be a lucky number. The chameleonic artist is nominated for a baker's dozen of Moonman trophies at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, including two — for "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" — in the coveted Video of the Year category. In fact, her tally is the most single-year nominations for any artist in VMA history. "Gaga had some of the best videos of the year," says the VMAs' executive producer, Jesse Ignjatovic. "She will be extremely present in the show — and we'll see how many wardrobe changes there are!"
John Fisher, Valerie Hampton, Jerry Lester, Jason Woodall
If Prison Break were set inside this big house, Michael and Linc never would have seen daylight. In A&E's eye-opening docuseries The Squad (Thursday, 10/9c), a crack team of Tennessee corrections officers is followed as it thwarts escapes, hinders smuggling and investigates all manners of jailhouse crimes. We were scared straight after speaking with the squad's special agent in charge Jason Woodall about things he's witnessed behind the walls...
Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley
If May saw the near destruction of Nashville — due to biblical-proportion flooding that swallowed up much of Music City — the annual CMA Music Festival in June brought the community's rebirth. More than 250,000 people descended on Nashville over the four-day event, a whirlwind long weekend of artist meet-and-greets, celebrity softball games and live concerts. Consider it Comic-Con for country geeks.
"They're the most die-hard fans you will ever see," says Charles Kelley of vocal trio Lady Antebellum, who are featured prominently in tonight's three-hour special of festival highlights. The reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year, rounded out by Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, is followed as they ...
The WWE does nothing small. So fans can likely expect one giant card when the wrestling titan stages the 900th episode of its flagship series WWE Raw tonight in Boston. "We usually do something epic, and this certainly is a milestone for us," says wrestling superstar John Cena, who will face off with Sheamus and Randy Orton in a steel cage championship title match.
A member of the WWE since 2002, Cena estimates he's been an active part of the last 200 episodes....
Shorty Rossi with his Pit Bull Hercules
With myriad series like Little Chocolatiers, The Little Couple and Little People, Big World, reality shows about small-statured folks have taken off in a big way. But none has had as much bite as Pit Boss, Animal Planet's edgy, yet endearing, hit about a street-smart ex-con who runs both a Los Angeles pit-bull rescue operation and a little-person entertainment agency (airing Saturday at 10/9c).
"Little people are misunderstood just like pit bulls are," says straight-talking star Shorty Rossi, who believes the glut of LP series helps dispel stereotypes...
Auggie Anderson — the girl-crazy CIA agent on USA's new spy-games hit Covert Affairs (Tuesdays, 10/9c, USA)— may be blind, but TV fans sure have gotten an eyeful of the actor who plays him. In the past six years, Christopher Gorham has starred in as many series — some successful, some not so much. He was the titular human computer in Jake 2.0, the black sheep in a family of docs in the short-lived sitcom Out of Practice, a young M.D. in Medical Investigation and the secret killer on Harper's Island. But most famously, he romanced one Betty Suarez ...
If dying is the hardest thing to do on film, then screaming must be a close second. "Screaming is more nerve-racking than doing an intense monologue or a scene in a bikini! It's a very vulnerable experience," says Jaime King, who got her shriek on in 2009's My Bloody Valentine and is currently helping whittle down a crop of wannabe actresses as host of VH1's Scream Queens 2 (Monday, 10/9c). The reality contest's top prize? A role in the upcoming Saw 3D. We polled King for the Top 5 essentials to being a scream queen...
Turns out you can go home again—you just might not be welcome there. In the new scripted comedy Big Lake (premiering tonight at 10/9c on Comedy Central), Chris Gethard stars as Josh Franklin, a failed financial whiz kid who flees the big city for his Pennsylvania hometown. But Josh's folks aren't exactly thrilled to see him—especially since he lost their nest egg on failed investments.
"His parents outwardly hate him at this point—they take their aggression out on him, and deservedly so," says Gethard, an accomplished improv comic who landed the role after impressing exec producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay on the set of Ferrell's new comedy The Other Guys...
As ABC's poignant documentary series Boston Med (Thursday, 10/9c, ABC) has unfurled, we've witnessed the treatment of a wounded police officer, an infant heart procedure and a risky brain surgery. While all were undeniably remarkable, none are as mesmerizing as the case that makes up tonight's finale — a partial face transplant.
Only the second such procedure attempted in the United States, the April 2009 operation lasted 17 hours...