"Fire in the hole!" production assistants yell as three black SUVs come charging down a Stevenson Ranch, California, canyon. Suddenly, a half-dozen explosive charges ignite around the cars, sending them skidding up to a safe house, where a gun battle between FBI agents and vigilantes ensues. A hooded man sprints out of the shack to free two FBI captives from one of the vehicles and rushes them to an awaiting helicopter.
"So far, there's been a great deal of action," says Sean Bean, the smiling star of...
Paul Stanley. Gene Simmons
They've rocked and rolled all night, and partied every day, but now Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are going long hoping to score a touchdown. In 2013, the classic rockers purchased (with their manager Doc McGhee and AFL vet owner Brett Bouchy) an Arena Football League team in Los Angeles and rebranded it LA KISS. Now Simmons sounds off on his new AMC reality series, 4th and Loud, which chronicles the struggles of a sports franchise start-up.
Adam Baldwin, Eric Dane
As temperatures soar, summer TV is heating up with a fresh crop of shows quickly catching fire with audiences. None more so than TNT's The Last Ship, the apocalyptic naval adventure series that notched 5.3 million viewers during its June 22 debut, making it cable's largest series launch this year. Anchored by a photogenic cast of TV favorites — Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) and Adam Baldwin (Chuck) — the show, based on William Brinkley's novel of the same name, features a dazzling mix of ...
Eric Dane and Adam Baldwin
"Welcome aboard!" bellows Adam Baldwin, right hand extended and cigar clenched firmly in his mouth, on the deck of the USS Dewey, currently stationed in Naval Base San Diego. "You know the difference between a ship and a boat?" he asks with a knowing smile. "Boats ride on ships!"
On this mid-March day, the 510-foot-long, 66-foot-wide guided missile destroyer is lending its impressive exterior for the titular role on the new TNT action drama The Last Ship. "She's...
Grey's Anatomy alum Chyler Leigh trades her scrubs for a badge in the new NBC action series Taxi Brooklyn. She plays tough New York detective Cat Sullivan, who, with an unlikely partner, a cabbie named Leo (Jacky Ido), races around Brooklyn solving crimes. We interrogated Leigh about the role...
Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel
It's the first day of America's Got Talent auditions in Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, and the circus has come to town. An 8-year-old boy throws knives at and around his father. A drum-dance hybrid group named Street Beat rhythmically slams dozens of garbage cans. But it's a soccer-playing pig named Mudslinger that makes the crowd go hog wild, especially when judge Heidi Klum jumps on stage for a kiss. "The pig wants you to bend over — and so does every pig in the audience," quips fellow panelist Howie Mandel before Klum plants a wet one on the swine.
"Isn't it great?" marvels Howard Stern as he gathers with Klum, Mandel and judge Mel B backstage during a break. "We actually appreciate so many different kinds of talent. There's no category, even the kook category, that's given short shrift." And even though the NBC reality competition is entering its ninth season, the judges all agree the talent has never been stronger.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet
Modern Family cordially invites you to the wedding of Mitchell Vincent Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron Scott Tucker (Eric Stonestreet). On May 21, the Emmy-winning ABC sitcom's harried fathers are set to make it official in a momentous, highly anticipated ceremony.
That is, if they can get there. Family drama, wildfires, a runaway bride and a closed dry cleaner all threaten to derail the festivities before they ever get started.
Frances Fisher, Landon Gimenez and Kurtwood Smith
The reappearance of young Jacob (Landon Gimenez) 32 years after his drowning rocked the citizens of Arcadia, Missouri, on ABC's freshman drama Resurrection. And in the May 4 finale, battle lines are drawn: When hordes of "returned" make their way to the small town, the residents are at odds over what to do with them. "It turns the season on its head," star Omar Epps says of the episode. "It will make you want to revisit everything."