Lucy Lawless, Spartacus
Does she have her own private wi-fi connection to the gods? Tonight's episode of Spartacus: Vengeance finds Lucy Lawless' character, Lucretia, being treated like a superstar by the citizens of Capua. They believe she's divinely blessed — how else to explain her narrow escape from death during the bloody slave revolt? — and that she can tap into the wisdom of Mount Olympus. It sure seems that way. Before long, Lucretia starts spouting prophecy.
Nancy Lee Grahn
Nancy Lee Grahn is sweating at lot these days on the set of General Hospital, and it's not due to those cancellation rumors. It's because she's going somewhere Susan Lucci never dared — this week her character, Alexis, will be declared menopausal! TV Guide Magazine spoke with the Emmy-winning Grahn about the dreaded "M" word, how she copes with ageism in soaps and why the hell she can't stop tweeting.
She's a serial killer with a secret. Sci-fi fave Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse) guest stars on the Feb. 10 episode of NBC's fairy-tale cop drama Grimm as a spiderwoman who seduces and slays a string of Portland men by sucking out their organs and leaving their bodies mummified. Don't be looking for some feminist statement here. "This is not one of those revenge-against-men-type stories," Acker says. "She's a black widow who is facing a very difficult inner struggle. She's doing what she must to survive." To attract her victims, the character goes undercover in various hot disguises, then when it's time to do the nasty, suddenly sports fangs, extra arms and lots of body hair.
Add The Bold and the Beautiful's Pam Douglas to the list of the nation's unemployed. The bipolar spinster, played with hilarity and heartbreak by veteran actress Alley Mills, will finally get caught at her latest scheme — stealing designs from her sister Stephanie's fashion house, Forrester Creations, and giving them to the competition. Their must-see confrontation (airing Jan. 30-31) ends with Pam, the receptionist at Forrester, being fired by Stephanie and escorted from the building. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Mills to ask the big question: Now what?
This is not the way you want to land a job. But Liam McIntyre is making the best of it. The 29-year-old Australian actor — little known even in his own country — has stepped into the starring role in the hit sex-and-swords series Spartacus: Vengeance, which returns Friday (10/9c, Starz) That part was...
That sweetly charming, nerd-friendly secret-agent series Chuck will end its five-year run with two back-to-back episodes called "Chuck Versus Sarah" and "Chuck Versus the Goodbye." But the finale could just as easily be named "Chuck Versus the Kleenex" because there's that much weeping and wailing and tissue-grabbing going on down at the set.
"We were all...
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
May the force be with us — Obi-Wan Kenobi is turning villain! Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars will kick off a four-episode arc tonight that finds the iconic Jedi knight going undercover as a bounty hunter.
Adult Swim's stop-motion hit Robot Chicken — winner of four Emmy Awards — will air its 100th episode Sunday night (11:30/10:30c, Cartoon Network), an event that leaves its cocreator Seth Green a bit flummoxed.