Glenn Close, Damages
Has Arthur Frobisher snorted his last line off a hooker's bosom? Was Patty truly behind Ellen's attempted murder? And how does Patty's ill-fated teen pregnancy fit into it all? Shortly after the first-season finale of FX's Damages, TVGuide.com asked the series' creators — Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler — to fill in some blanks. Plus, the latest word on a possible Season 2 pickup.
TVGuide.com: First up, Arthur Frobisher — is he dead?
Todd A. Kessler: It all depends on whether he is able to make a phone call there in the field and save himself. But we were so thrilled with Ted Danson
Dana Davis, Heroes
Yes, some of the many (many) Heroes newbies aren't quite yet dazzling us with their different-ness. But Dana Davis' Monica, introduced last week, perhaps boasts one of the coolest powers of the season: By merely witnessing an actor or talent, she can mimic it near-instantly. TVGuide.com invited the alumna of ABC's tragically truncated The Nine to preview what's to come for her plucky New Orleans heroine.
TVGuide.com: Having done the short-lived The Nine and Point Pleasant, were you nervous about joining an established hit/phenomenon like Heroes?
Davis: Yes, I was! I mean, I sort of compare it to being a high-school senior in your second semester and having to switch schools. It was so un
Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck
Yeah, we know all about Chuck Bartowski. He toils at Buy More and has a sister named Ellie and a best bud named Morgan. But — and fittingly — the agent to his secret, Sarah Walker, is full of mystery. TVGuide.com set out on a mission of our own to get the scoop on Aussie beauty and U.S. TV newcomer Yvonne Strahovski. (Psst, she reveals what it is that she just did for the very... first... time!) NBC's Chuck airs Mondays at 8 pm/ET.
TVGuide.com: I'm so glad to talk to you! We get regular reports on the most-searched-for names, and you're towards the top of the list. Did you know that?
Yvonne Strahovski: Yeah! [My publicist] Erica told me, and that's pretty special.
TVGuide.com: Of course, the results would be even better if your fans could decide on a spelling of your last name.
Sara Gilbert with Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
A few weeks ago, New York Magazine invited a panel of real-life physicists to weigh in on the CBS' The Big Bang Theory, in which Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons portray brainiacs with a surprisingly lot to learn. The opinions were... mixed, let's say, with some of the polled beautiful minds saying the laffer was being a bit funny with the facts of their life and work. When TVGuide.com spoke to Big Bang executive producer and sitcom giant Chuck Lorre, he had not seen the piece, but was surprised to hear of any backlash. "Well, now, hang on a second," he interrupted. "We're working with a physi
Erik King and Michael C. Hall, Dexter
On the Season 2 premiere of Showtime's Dexter (Sundays at 9 pm/ET), the blue waters of the bay brought to light the deep dark secrets of our intrepid "hero." Will this treasure of waterlogged limbs give Doakes the ammunition he needs to nail Dexter to the wall once and for all? We asked the surly sergeant's portrayer, Erik King, for a preview.
TVGuide.com: Sgt. Doakes.... We know so little about this guy, it kind of scares me. We're left to wonder just what this guy, this pit bull, is capable of.
Erik King: [Laughs] I actually get that response quite a bit and I have to tell you, the best place to figure out who Doakes is is in this scene from last season. When he's with his mother and his sisters, and you get to see the underbelly of who he is. And when you see him with LaGuerta (played by Lauren Velez), you get a sense of who he is. But you're right, there is this very gruff exterior and he clearly is that type of cop, that when
Dania Ramirez, Heroes
Last week on the season premiere of NBC's Heroes (Mondays at 9 pm/ET), viewers were not only caught up on the lives of Claire, Nathan, Matt et al, but were also introduced to a few new faces, including a sister-brother team hot to make tracks to New York City and consult with Mohinder. Alas, Maya and Alejandro seem to be leaving a trail of corpses in their wake, due to Maya's mysterious own ability. TVGuide.com invited X-Men: The Last Stand's Dania Ramirez to share some insight about Maya's power and possible love interest, and what it's like to whale on an Oscar winner.
TVGuide.com: I'm happy for your new gig, but you're in this not-100-percent enviable position of having to join a hit show in its second season. That has to be a little daunting, right?
Alex O'Loughlin, Moonlight
On Friday nights this season, after Jennifer Love Hewitt gets done talking to ghosts, CBS is segueing into vampires. In Moonlight (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET), Aussie hunk Alex O'Loughlin plays Mick St. John, a private investigator whose bite, in theory, is in fact far worse than his bark. Not that Mick is that guy. No, he feeds his hunger for the red stuff with black-market bags of O-positive and what-have-you. (Alas, his associate, played by Veronica Mars' Jason Dohring, is not so conscientious, and prefers the arm of the nearest lithe lass.) TVGuide.com invited O'Loughlin to give us some (gentle...) sound bites.
TVGuide.com: On paper, the critics have noted that the vampire PI TV show is a road well traveled. What will set your show apart?
Michael Vartan, Big Shots
Michael Vartan is suiting up. As AmeriMart CEO James Walker on the new ABC series Big Shots (premiering tonight at 10 pm/ET), he doffs his secret-agent gear in favor of tailored suits as he contends not with rogue spies but with ruthless bosses, an unfaithful wife and his irrepressible alpha-male pals (played by The Practice's Dylan McDermott, West Wing's Josh Malina and funnyman Christopher Titus). Think of it as "Tons of Testosterone and the City." TVGuide.com invited Vartan to clear the air about his "controversial" new show. Plus: The Alias wish that went unfulfilled.
TVGuide.com: A foursome of well-off guys sitting around talking about the sorts of things guys talk about... is Big Shots as bold, even daring, a TV venture as some are making it out to be?
Michael Vartan: I don’t think it is. The truth of the matter is, they're not talking about women the way men really talk about women, and thatR
Peter Krause, Dirty Sexy Money
Peter Krause is ready to get dirty. Not dirt as in a funeral plot, but as in scandals of the rich and famous. On ABC's Dirty Sexy Money, premiering tonight at 10 pm/ET, the Six Feet Under and Sports Night alum plays Nick George, a high-powered legal eagle who, begrudgingly, inherits his suspiciously passed-on father's role as consigliere to the Darlings of New York City. Headed up by Donald Sutherland and Jill Clayburgh, the ultra-affluent clan is littered by all manner of bad-seed offspring (and parents), giving Nick plenty to manage, spin-control and nip in the bud. Krause shared a sneak peek at the good 'n' dirty 'n' sexy times ahead.
TVGuide.com: This is a r
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Creating quality laughs for television isn't rocket science, though it may benefit from some quantum physics. In the new CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (premiering tonight at 8:30 pm/ET), Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons play Leonard and Sheldon, super-brilliant roommates who realize they don't necessarily have all the answers when a bubbly blonde beauty named Penny (8 Simple Rules' Kaley Cuoco) moves in across the hall. Complicating matters further will be the arrival of Galecki's "former wife," fellow Roseanne alum Sara Gilbert, as a geeky love interest