Hugh Laurie, House
Here's something to tide over House fans until the Fox megahit returns on Sept. 21 — the first juicy new promo for Season 6.
When last we tuned in, House had elected to properly face his assorted demons by checking into the Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital. And as revealed in this promo, the doctor is still receiving treatment.
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This way-too-short promo, brought to our attention by SpoilerTV, includes glimpses of House ...
Grey's Anatomy has prescribed an encore for X-Files alum Mitch Pileggi.
Pileggi, who first guest-starred on the ABC drama toward the end of Season 3, will return for the two-hour Season 6 premiere, again playing hospital board chairman Larry Jennings, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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American Idol champ Kris Allen canceled his Wednesday night appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien because of his maternal grandmother's death.
Taking Allen's place on the late-night talker will be Idol pal Allison Iraheta, performing "Barracuda."
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"I know I was supposed to do Conan ... but there was a death in my family," Allen said on Twitter. "But everyone ...
This week on TNT's The Closer, Brenda and her team of crimestoppers got more than a little help on a case from no less than Det. Dick Tracy. Power down your two-way wrist radios, kids, and read on for our recap!
Provenza and Flynn are breakfasting at a diner, discussing Provenza's new joie de vivre — after dating Lauren for nine weeks, he's almost off his blood-pressure meds — when Pope joins them, to be "just one of the guys." That plan is immediately waylaid when a series of black-and-whites pull up across the street.
Provenza pulls closed the window blinds. Pope says, "Yellow tape goes up in your vicinity and that's your reaction?" As Pope dashes off to fight for truth, justice and what not, the boys begrudingly follow.
At the parking garage murder scene ...
Titus Welliver, Lost
Titus Welliver probably thought he had seen it all during his run as Deadwood resident Silas Adams. But then he appeared on Lost for all of 1 minute and 45 seconds, and in short order his world — as well as that of the ABC drama — shifted forever.
Who was this mysterious "man in black" taunting Jacob on the beach in the Season 5 finale prologue? What did he mean with the observation, "They come. Fight. They destroy. They corrupt. It always ends the same"? And why did this "Man No. 2" so desperately want to find the loophole necessary to one day kill Jacob?
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Welliver, who now has a recurring role on CBS' The Good Wife (premiering Sept. 22), shared a look inside the far-from-black-and-white nature of his Lost visit. See what he had to say, after the jump.
Christopher Gorham and Elaine Cassidy, Harper's Island
Some recent ratings highlights:
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader schooled 5.7 million total viewers, a 33 percent surge from its season opener. Lead-out Mental (3.68 mil), in turn, enjoyed a 250K bump.
Harper's Island sewed up 13 episodes of slicing and dicing before an audience of 3.84 mil, up 8 percent from its last outing. Elsewhere, Kings (1.64 mil) gained 340 thou and Eli Stone signed off for good with 2.76 mil.
Big Brother 11's first Sunday airing drew 6.76 million viewers, making it the night's second most-watched program (behind 60 Minutes, 7.9 mil). NBC's Merlin (3.65 mil) saw 15 percent of its audience magically disappear. The Peacock's Meteor premiered to 5.04 mil, but really — Marla Sokoloff versus Armageddon?
Lifetime's Drop Dread Diva weighed in with a premiere audience of 2.8 mil and the cabler's best delivery of women 18-49 since Army Wives' June 2007 arrival.
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Syfy's Warehouse 13 (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET) has only scratched the surface of the very tippy-tip of the iceberg when it comes to the cavernous closet's far-out contents.
Series star Eddie McClintock says in his TVGuide.com video Q&A that in the weeks to come, special agents Pete Lassiter and Myka Bering (played by Vanished's Joanne Kelly) will behold the supernatural properties of such items as Studio 54's original disco ball, the mirror that inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and... well, you'll have to cue up the video to see which piece of famed facial hair has "a whole 'nother thing" going on.
Other topics covered in McClintock's on-camera sit-down include ...
The Big Bang Theory
Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:
• Might music man Dave Matthews crash with the Big Bang Theory brainiacs and play pop to his sitcom doppelganger, Sheldon? Series cocreator Bill Prady fields that question from the Mega mailbag.
• TNT's The Closer has found another fun way to keep it in the family, by guest-casting Kyra Sedgwick's 17-year-old daughter. Get the scoop on who Sosie Bacon will be playing and her character's connection to Brenda, how many episodes she's around for, and how dad Kevin will figure into this family reunion.
Watch and discuss the new MMM after the jump!
Maura Tierney is having surgery to remove a breast tumor, she said in a statement to TVGuide.com.
The surgery is the reason NBC is delaying production on her new series, Parenthood, by eight weeks.
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"I have discovered a tumor in my breast which requires surgery," the actress, 44, said. "I will not know either my exact diagnosis or ...
Ryan Seacrest has inked a $45 million deal to extend his run as American Idol's host through 2012.
The three-year contract with Idol producer 19 Entertainment's parent company, CKX, Inc., more than triples his current salary, and his new paycheck is believed to surpass that of any reality TV host, says the Hollywood Reporter.
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"I'm truly appreciative of being part of a show that has had such an enormous impact on popular culture across all ages," Seacrest said ...