Shannon Woodward, Raising Hope
You may not know Shannon Woodward's name just yet, but that's about to change. On Raising Hope, she's proving a standout as Sabrina, the mischievous love interest of young dad Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff). (Catch a re-airing of the pilot tonight at 9:01/8:01c on Fox).
One person who's already a fan? Singer Katy Perry, Woodward's bestie...
The stars of the naughty CBS prime-time soap Falcon Crest (1981—1990) were together again for the first time in two decades on October 12 for a discussion hosted by TV Guide Magazine senior editor William Keck at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, in honor of their upcoming 30th anniversary and last month's Season 2 DVD release.
Off the Map
"Grey's in the jungle!" That's the nickname the actors on ABC's new medical drama Off the Map have given their series, which will likely premiere in early 2011. But the producers, including Shonda Rhimes (who also created Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice), prefer to think of their new bush baby as "Indiana Jones with scalpels." And after getting down and dirty with the sweaty cast in Hawaii earlier this month, I can see why.
The story finds ...
David James Elliott
One of CBS' biggest stars is coming back to the network! David James Elliott, who starred as Cmdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. on JAG from 1995-2005, has been cast on CSI: NY. And it's an awesome role.
David will play Russ Josephson, the ex-husband of Sela Ward's new investigator, Jo Danville. (Expect Jo to crack a joke about being Jo Josephson.) David will debut in an early January episode he is now shooting, and producers tell me there's a possibility he could come back for more...
Any other St. Elsewhere fans out there? Norman Lloyd, who played hospital veteran Dr. Daniel Auschlander on the Emmy-winning NBC medical drama from 1982-88, will pop up in an upcoming episode of Modern Family. And most impressive of all — Norman turns 96 on Nov. 8!
The story finds Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) befriending the senior citizen in a shopping mall...
Leaving the stress of his onscreen marriage behind, Grey's Anatomy's Kevin McKidd (Owen) is trying on a director's hat for a series of six Grey's webisodes to air on abc.com beginning October 14.
Or should we say Webbersodes? ...
With CSI in production on its 11th season, creator Anthony Zuiker realized his show needed "event" episodes, he says, "to fight for every eyeball you can." To that end, he's written tonight's chilling installment — his first CSI script since one he wrote in 2006 for CSI: NY.
"I desperately wanted to go back to CSI because I sorely missed it," explains Zuiker, who also launched a popular book series. In 2009, he released Level 26: Dark Origins, featuring lawman Steve Dark hunting down a crazed serial killer named Sqweegel...
And we thought Dr. House was bad. On the November 7 episode of Fox's The Simpsons, House star Hugh Laurie voices a sinister character named Roger, a mysterious castaway who interrupts Marge and Homer's romantic second honeymoon cruise...
Sounds like the ever-socially conscious Glee is taking on the hot button issue of the day: bullying in schools.
For an upcoming episode, the Fox series will be casting a she-bully named Crystal. I hear the casting folks over there are looking for an extra large (i.e. "big boned"), intimidating ...
Grab your toast, toilet paper and squirt guns and prepare to dance the "Time Warp." Just in time for Halloween, Glee's New Directions gang is staging The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the October 26 episode.
"I've loved Rocky Horror since I first saw it when I was 12," says Chris Colfer (Kurt). "There is no point to it except being crazy and having a good time." And boy, do they ever. The visionary behind the looks, which include Kurt as Riff Raff, Lea Michele's Rachel as Janet and Amber Riley's Mercedes as Frank-N-Furter, is costume designer Lou Eyrich.
"The Glee kids' take on Rocky Horror is a little more hip," says Eyrich. The outfits, with a price tag north of $30,000, were inspired by both the stage version and the 1975 film. All of the actors were "so excited to see what everyone was wearing when they came to the wardrobe trailer," Eyrich adds. No wonder!
Check out the first-look photo gallery after the jump...