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...
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...
Smallville may make us wait until the bitter end to see Tom Welling in his Superman suit, but on the October 22 episode we'll get to see Lois costumed as another Superfriend. An ancient artifact transforms the reporter into the Egyptian goddess Isis, who has powers that rival both Clark's and Green Arrow's.
"She's thousands of years old," says Erica Durance, whose Lois has previously dressed as a gladiator, French maid and dominatrix...
One of Las Vegas' most popular showmen has been cast in a bewitching role on CBS's The Defenders. Penn Jillette, currently appearing at the Rio Hotel with his silent partner Teller, will play a colorful Sin City magic shop owner/magic scholar named Reuben Charles in the Nov. 11 episode. He gets wrapped up with the Defenders when they take on a case involving Las Vegas' most famous magician...
Ed Begley Jr.
Off the Map, ABC's new mid-season medical drama from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes (think Grey's in the jungle), has enlisted an alum from...
An upcoming episode of ABC's Modern Family will find Claire (Julie Bowen) taking on the feared janitor at Luke and Manny's school. And who better to evoke dread than feature film character actor Danny Trejo, who has killed countless onscreen? Danny, a reformed drug addict who was in and out of the slammer for 11 years, most recently terrorized moviegoers as the title character of the Robert Rodriguez-directed movie, Machete.
The Modern Family episode finds Claire in charge of an upcoming school dance at the boys' school....
Stana Katic, Victor Webster and Nathan Fillion
Castle's not going to like this one bit. On October 11th's Castle episode, he gets quite the surprise when Beckett's secret beau, Josh Davidson (Victor Webster), pops into the precinct.
"He's this big, mysterious, hunky guy who rides a motorcycle," says Webster. "But then you'll find out he's a cardiac surgeon as well — blue collar and white collar mixed into one!"
Mary Lynn Rajskub
She was last seen telling Jack Bauer to "Run!" and now 24's Chloe O'Brian is running to ABC's Modern Family. Mary Lynn Rajskub, who spent six long "days" saving Jack's butt, has been cast on the Emmy-winning sitcom as the old high school girlfriend of then closeted Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). Apparently Chloe's mastermind mental skills did not include gaydar.
Looks like The Event's supersecretive Sophia Maguire (Laura Innes) — the leader of several longtime detainees of the U.S. government — has started opening up about her group's top-secret origins. Why now? She has faith in U.S. president Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood)...