Michael Trucco, Battlestar Galactica
He stars on Battlestar Galactica (Fridays at 10 pm/ET, Sci Fi Channel) as Ensign Sam Anders, a secret member of the indestructible Cylon race. And it turns out Michael Trucco is pretty indestructible in real life, too.
Last December 2, the 37-year-old actor and a buddy were taking an easy Sunday-morning drive on Malibu's Pacific Coast Highway when their Ferrari 360 skidded on a curve, rolled up an embankment, flipped into the air and slammed to the pavement upside down. Trucco, who was in the passenger seat, suffered a broken neck but managed to pull himself out of the car, stand upright and get away from the wreckage.
He was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center, where — after six hours of spinal surgery — doctors pronounced him a freak of nature. "They just shook their heads and said, 'This doesn't make sense,
Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Aaron Douglas, Rekha Sharma, Michael Hogan, Michael Trucco , Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica (Fridays at 10 pm/ET, Sci Fi) is back, and the new Cylons are getting in touch with their inner robots.
Prepare for the big Cylon freakout. In last spring’s season finale of Sci Fi’s Battlestar Galactica, four of the human colonists came to the rocking, shocking realization that they’re members of the cybernetic Cylon race. In other words, they are their own worst enemies! So when BSG returns for its fourth and final season, viewers will find this quartet of undercover “Toasters” — Col. Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan), “Chief” Tyrol (Aaron Douglas), Ensign Sam Anders (Michael Trucco) and presidential aide Tory Foster (Rekha Sharma) — struggling to make sense of their new identities while staying deep in the closet.
“They’re all in this together, but there’s going to be a lot of dissension and dis
Anjelica Huston, Medium
Cue the nightmares! After a month-long hiatus, Medium creeps back to the air on Feb. 18 (10 pm/ET, NBC) with another guest appearance by Anjelica Huston. The Oscar-winning actress plays Cynthia Keener, a locater of lost people, who has been waving paychecks like crazy at the show's desperate, dead-broke psychic Allison DuBois (Patricia Arquette). This week the duo teams up to find a deaf girl who has been kidnapped and held hostage for millions — possibly by someone she knows. In a baffling show of paranormal empathy, Allison is struck deaf, too. But there's an even bigger mystery going on here, and we went to Huston to solve it.
TVGuide.com: What the heck is your movie-queen self doing on episodic TV?
Anjelica Huston: Well, one doesn't want to become a dinosaur! To rely on movie work these days &
Hayden Panettiere, Heroes
Will Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) die by an assassin's bullet? Was Niki (Ali Larter) truly blown to hot, blonde, gorgeous bits? Will Adam (David Anders) spend eternity six feet under? And — say it ain't so! — does badass Elle (Kristen Bell) really have an inner Girl Scout? The Dec. 3 episode of Heroes, the conclusion of the show's second volume "Generations," left us with lots of big questions. Creator and executive producer Tim Kring has the answers. And, whaddya know, he's even sharing some of them!
The fate of Nathan, who was shot during a TV press conference, and of Niki, who may have died in an abandoned building explosion, are "
Marcia Cross, Dana Delany and Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives
1) Katherine Versus Bree These two badass Martha Stewart wannabes had a near smackdown over who made the best lemon meringue pie. Katherine won hands down, and it was the perfect recipe for disaster. Bree’s not gonna take it anymore.
2) Same-sex Appeal New neighbors Bob and Lee caused chaos on Wisteria Lane — not because they’re lovers, but because they put a loud, tacky, blindingly metallic fountain on their front lawn. Oddly, this gay-friendly show tends to keep its gays boorish (Bree’s sulky son Andrew) or benign (Gaby’s swishy pal Vern). But Bob and Lee are uppity, snoopy and lethal. On this street, that’s called survival.
3) The Parent Trap What would Housewives be without those ghastly buttinsky parents? There’s Mike Farrell as Victor’s conniving, Joe Kennedy-esque dad Milton, Shirley Knight as Bree’s ex-monster-in-law Phyllis and, best of all, Polly Bergen as Lynet
Alan Cumming, Zooey Deschanel, Neal McDonough, Raoul Trujillo and Kathleen Robertson, Tin Man
The four travelers seem so familiar. One lacks courage, one has no brain, one lost his heart, and the other was brought here by a tornado. But as these ragtag pals traipse through the forest in search of their destinies, they don't break into song or meet sweet, helium-voiced witches in big, poufy ball gowns. They are in the O.Z. — aka the Outer Zone — a dictator state where bullets fly, people are horridly tortured and prostitutes peddle instant gratification on the roadside for "reasonable rates."
This isn't L. Frank Baum's nightmare. It's Tin Man (Sunday, Dec. 2 through Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 9 pm/ET), a radical Sci Fi Channel adaptation of his beloved book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. And though it was filmed near Vancouver amid idyllic surroundings — snowcapped peaks, placid lakes — make no mistake: This six-hour, three-night redo wants to slap us out of our over-the-rai
Stephanie Jacobsen, Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff, Battlestar Galactica: Razor
Battlestar Galactica's TV-movie gives the show's rabid fans a hint of what's to come.
Tired of waiting for Battlestar Galactica to frakking return already? The fourth and final season of Sci Fi Channel's space opera won't start until April, but a special two-hour extended episode — Battlestar Galactica: Razor (Saturday, Nov. 24 at 9 pm/ET on Sci Fi) — arrives Nov. 24 to bring relief to the show's hard-core addicts.
It's also a chance to raise the dead. Razor flashes back to the eve of the first devastating attack on humans by the robotic Cylons, when Helena Cain — the deliciously maniacal admiral played by Michelle Forbes — was helming the battlestar Pegasus. Cain, or "Saddam Hussein i
Kristen Bell and Hayden Panettiere, Heroes
This is our kinda hostage crisis! Heroes went on location to the beach at San Pedro, California, to shoot a scene (airing tonight, 9 pm/ET, on NBC) in which Company men Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and Bob (Stephen Tobolosky) plan to swap Claire (Hayden Panettiere) for Bob’s daughter Elle (Kristen Bell), who is being held by Claire’s pop HRG (Jack Coleman). Got that? The chick exchange will lead to a deadly climax — one prophesied in an Isaac Mendez painting — but right now Panettiere and Bell just wanna have fun. We sat down with these two real-life pals for a seaside chitchat.
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The four Heroes covers
Four Heroes collector covers. Five superstar artists. Meet the creators of this week’s "comic book" look.
Cover No. 1 (Kensei, Hiro, Ando): Jim Lee
"TV Guide is a cornerstone of pop culture, so doing a cover for you guys is a real honor," says Lee. Hey, we’re honored, too! A true comics legend, Lee is currently illustrating DC Comics’ All-Star Batman & Robin and drew the acclaimed Batman arc "Hush" (written by Heroes co-executive producer Jeph Loeb). He openly admits he does not follow Heroes, though he did try. "I downloaded the entire first season from iTunes to my Apple TV, which, for some reason, played the episodes backwards," Lee says. "So there I am watching the season finale thinking it’s the first episode of the series and I’m going, ‘Oh, my god, this storytelling is soo confusing and revolutionary — how d
Ali Larter, Heroes
In a recent TVGuide.com Asks blog, we gave readers a chance to fire questions at the producers of Heroes (Mondays at 9 pm/ET, NBC). Series producers Tim Kring and Jeph Loeb, as well as several of the show's stars, share their insights.
Will Mohinder ever have a power?
Not likely. "He's Mr. Science and was conceived to be the one guy in this vortex who does not have special abilities," creator/executive producer Tim Kring says. "We have no plans to change that." That's fine with Sendhil Ramamurthy: "I'd be sorely disappointed if I got a power at this point — it would just be weird. But I wouldn't mind turning out to be the puppet master of this whole thing." By the wa