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The shocking death of soldier Jeremy Sherwood (Richard Bryant), fatally wounded in the line of duty in Afghanistan on the March 27 episode of Army Wives, left not only the show's characters and fans shaken, but also the close-knit cast and crew. "Some were angry," admits executive producer Jeff Melvoin. "I explained, 'It's good that you feel that way, because that's what death means.'"
James Lesure has created a niche for himself as a go-to cool guy, playing a charming casino worker for five seasons on Las Vegas and now a charismatic former basketball star who's friends with Matthew Perry's Ben on Mr. Sunshine.
TV Guide Magazine: Were you hired for your hoop skills?
Lesure: [Laughs] I like to play. I'm winning, to quote the great Charlie Sheen...
Has 38-year-old Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham) finally found her calling? It would appear so, when the play she recently penned generates interest from a theater producer played by Richard Dreyfuss.
"It was really our good fortune," says Parenthood executive producer Jason Katims of having the Oscar winner join the family drama for the last four episodes of the season.
Like all good things, Kathy Griffin comes in threes! The brassy and funny redhead's newest Bravo special, Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant, debuts Thursday at 10/9c, the same week the former D-List star is making 'em laugh in her very own Broadway show, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, and after popping up Tuesday as a Sarah Palin-esque regionals judge on Glee (8/7c, Fox). So how grateful are we that she could squeeze ...
Take it from Tia Mowry: Everybody loves a good comeback story. Two years after her football wives comedy The Game was canceled by The CW, the revived series is scoring big-time ratings for BET. And in April, Mowry will begin shooting a new reality series documenting her first pregnancy — her husband is actor Cory Hardrict — and her twin sister Tamera's wedding plans. Touchdown!
Shedding for the Wedding
As host of the new weight-loss competition Shedding for the Wedding, bride-to-be Sara Rue (she's engaged to teacher Kevin Price) has more than just fabulous prizes to offer the overweight engaged couples. She recently lost 50 pounds as a Jenny Craig spokesperson, so she's living proof that the contestants can slim down, too.
TV Guide Magazine: Were you looking to do a reality show?
Rue: Doing my weight loss so publicly has been an incredibly empowering experience. To be part of the journey with these people was too good to turn down.
Diagnosis: Breakup? All's not sunny for Hamptons doc Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) and his rather coldhearted girlfriend, Dr. Emily Peck (Anastasia Griffith), on tonight's Royal Pains when the two physicians clash. "They are going to have their biggest fight yet," reveals executive producer Andrew Lenchewski. "It's going to start as something medical that illuminates the larger divide between them, and the types of relationships that they each want to be in."
And leave it to Hank's dear old dad, Eddie (Henry Winkler), to further complicate matters...