Some crime shows pull you in with gunplay and explosions, others with snappy dialogue between bantering buddies. On The Killing, AMC's compelling new mystery, it's the faces that hook you. Whether they're despairing, full of rage, menacing or intensely haunting as in the case of Sarah Linden, played by the superb Mireille Enos — just try to turn away.
With a quiet authority and obsessive dedication to the job, Detective Linden is perhaps the most multilayered and intriguing female cop since Helen Mirren's Jane Tennison on Prime Suspect. The demanding role was exceedingly difficult to cast. "A mild panic had set in about ever finding the right actress," recalls exec producer Veena Sud...
They're watching you! No, it's not paranoia — it's the premise of NBC's summer psychological thriller Persons Unknown (premiering Monday at 10/9c on NBC).
Created by screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), the 13-episode series ...
Aspiring performers, get your audition tapes ready! America's Got Talent and Last Comic Standing are coming back.
America's Got Talent will kick off its fifth season on June 1 at 8/7c followed by the show's move to Wednesdays on June 2 at 9/8c. The talent competition welcomes new judge...
The music of country-pop supergroup Rascal Flatts has electrified millions of fans, but in Thursday's CSI, it's one of the band's members that gets a jolt.
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While playing their hit song "Unstoppable" at a show in Las Vegas, bass player Jay DeMarcus is electrocuted by what is believed to be a technical glitch. The extent of DeMarcus' injury suggests some behind-the-scenes funny business, however, prompting the CSIs to investigate deeper.
After some questioning, it's revealed that, just before the show in question, DeMarcus and fellow bandmates Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney had a squabble about continuing to make music together. (Don't worry, Flatt-heads, it's just a TV show!) Guest stars Alan Ruck and Brent Briscoe, who play the band's manager and roadie, respectively, could also be suspects.
"They are the crime story," executive producer Carol Mendelsohn tells TVGuide.com of the band's involvement in the show. "This is not just them playing a concert...
Rules of Engagement's recurring status as a midseason show is sort of like being a second-string player.
"I feel like we've been discounted quite a bit," Patrick Warburton tells TVGuide.com of his CBS sitcom, which kicks off its fourth season Monday (8:30/7:30c).
The show, which debuted at midseason in 2007, performed well enough to earn a full Season 2 pickup. But the writers strike cut short its season after it began in the fall — a bit like being yanked from the lineup before getting a chance to shine. Then for Season 3 and this season, CBS ordered just 13 episodes to debut this deep into the TV year.
So does the show deserve a starting position? Its ratings have remained consistent at various places on CBS' schedule, and its third-season viewership numbers are stronger than the averages of new comedy Accidentally on Purpose, whose timeslot Rules is taking over.
Warburton acknowledges the show had difficulties as it's developed...