Shawna Malcom

A Modern Family Christmas

Modern Family

Christmas may be just around the corner, but here on the Los Angeles set of Modern Family, the Dunphy household is commemorating another special occasion: the 16th wedding anniversary of Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen). A celebratory breakfast of eggs and toast has already been whipped up by ... read more

Castle's Stana Katic: Born to Be Wild

Stana Katic

If you think Stana Katic is right on target playing Det. Kate Beckett, you should see her off duty. "I love, love, love archery," the actress enthuses over her lunch break on the set of ABC's Castle one October afternoon. "I took to it really quickly. There's just something fantastic about the moment of release when ... read more

Returning Favorites: Modern Love

Modern Family

ABC's Modern Family might look a bit different when the clan returns tonight at 9/8c. "Lily gained about 700 pounds," says Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell, one of the tot's adoptive pops. "OK, I'm exaggerating. But it's amazing how much she's grown in such a short amount of time."

He could easily be describing the show itself. In a mere year, the hilarious and unabashedly emotional family comedy has ... read more

J.J. Abrams Is Feeling the Fringe Benefits

J.J. Abrams, creator of Fringe

Lost's J.J. Abrams is returning to TV with the fall's most-buzzed about new show, Fringe (premieres Tuesday, Sep. 9 at 9 pm/ET, Fox). Even, so, Abrams says he's a little nervous. We chatted with Abrams about how he handles the pressure, his strong female characters, and exploration strange new worlds on Fringe and his upcoming big-screen take on Star Trek.

TV Guide: Everybody is talking about Fringe. Are you feeling the pressure?
J.J. Abrams: I feel the pressure every time. I felt it on Felicity, on Alias, on Lost, and I feel it on Fringe. It goes with the territory. But I'm far more excited about people seeing it than I am nervous that they may not like it.

TV Guide: What can you tell us about it?
Abrams: I don't want to give away too much.

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Harold Perrineau Dishes on his Lost Exit (Again)

Harold Perrineau, Lost

 Lost's breathtaking finale will no doubt have fans feverishly dissecting its innumerable puzzles until the show returns in early 2009. (Read our recap and weigh in with your thoughts!) Locke (aka Jeremy Bentham) is in the coffin?! What "very bad things" happened after the Oceanic 6 left the island?? How in Jacob's name is Ben gonna help all of them — plus Locke! — get back there??? And exactly where did the former Others ringleader and that wacky frozen device move the island to?

But at least one major character's fate was definitively sealed with the close of Season 4 when Michael (Harold Perrineau), the suicidal castaway — and father to "real big" mystery boy Walt — perished aboard the fiery read more

Harold Perrineau Gets Lost and Found

Harold Perrineau, Lost

Harold Perrineau is back on the island — and ready to talk about why he left.

"It only goes about five feet deep," Harold Perrineau says, nodding in the direction of the swimming pool in his backyard. "If I stand in it, part of me's still above water."

From the hint of relief in his voice, you'd think a shallow pool was a major selling point when Perrineau bought the unassuming Los Angeles home more than a year ago. You wouldn't be entirely wrong.

As the T-shirt- and jeans-clad actor, 44, settles onto a sofa in the family room, he admits he's not a big water guy. He doesn't swim and he's prone to seasickness. So it's not hard to imagine Perrineau's anxiety when he found out his hotly anticipated return to Lost (Thursdays at 9 pm/ET, ABC) would take place on a ship in the vast Pacific. "My first day it was like, jump in a speedb read more

Survivor Shockers: Hot Romances, Wild Blindsides, Fake Idols and More!

Jeff Probst, Survivor: Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites

Who would have imagined that Survi­vor could still surprise us? Yet its 16th edition, Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites (Thursdays at 8 pm/ET, CBS; see programming note below) — which finds notable former players alongside a group of ardent devotees — has proven refreshingly unpredictable. According to host Jeff Probst, the twists just keep on comin': "Mark my words. There's so much crazy stuff to come — the kind that producers pray to the real­ity gods for." Here's an exclusive peek at the whiplash headed your way. (Lots of spoilers ahead!)

Jonathan Penner is forced to leave the game — and he's not alone!
A nasty gash on his right leg that Jonathan sustained during a chal­lenge in the March 6 episode grows increasingly infected, ultimately forc­ing the prickly playe read more

Lost: The Cast's Burning Questions Answered!

Josh Holloway apparently has had it up to "hair" with Sawyer's look.

"It's no shock to say that Season 4 ends with the Oceanic 6 getting off the island," Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof shares with TV Guide. "The real mystery is how, and what they have to sacrifice, and what happens to the people who didn't leave. You get all that this year." Sounds good, we'll take it. But what other intel are producers willing to spill? To find out, we turned to no, not viewers but to Lost cast members themselves for their own burning questions. Warning! The producers' answers could cause a major head rush, if not a full-on Desmond-style time jump.

Jorge Garcia (Hurley): "Is Ben in the coffin?"
Carlton Cuse:
Come on, Jorge!
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Lost Exclusive: Meet Four New Characters!

Ken Leung, Rebecca Mader, Jeff Fahey and Jeremy Davies, Lost

TV Guide got the details on Lost's (Thursdays, 9 pm/ET, ABC) fresh faces.

KEN LEUNG "Miles":
Lost executive pro­ducers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse created the role of Miles specifically for New York City native Ken Leung after catching his live-wire performance as Uncle Junior's unstable protégé in The Sopranos last year. Before signing on to the super-secret ABC series, though, the actor — who also played the porcupine-esque Kid Omega in X-Men: The Last Stand — called up Cuse and attempted to pry some info out of him. "After our conversation," Leung admits, "I was still more or less blind." Allow us to fine-tune the picture: Miles, like The Sopranos' Carter, is a hothead, but he's a uniquely gifted one. "He's after something he can g read more

Survivor: Micronesia Preview! Meet the Players

Survivor: Micronesia

Check out the stats for Survivor: Micronesia's (premieres Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8 pm/ET on CBS) competitors, and hear what host Jeff Probst has to say about each one!

First, a few faves meet their matches...

The Flirts

Parvati Shallow and Mary Sartain
If out-flirting were part of the Survivor creed, Parvati Shallow, 25, would've walked away from the Cook Islands a million bucks richer. And as far as real estate company owner Mary Sartain, 29, is concerned, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. "Parvati's probably my favorite Survivor player," Sartain says. "I admire the way she worked the guys. I'm a pretty big flirt myself." Still, this time around, Shallow claims she's got a less shallow strategy in mind — sort of. "I've grown up a lot," she claims. "I want to make smart alliances. Some that might surprise you. read more

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