I suppose its time to add Seattle to my running list of the most dangerous places on television. As if Meredith Grey and Co. werent bad enough, we were almost subject to growing legions of 16-year-olds with really bad taste in clothing and music (and gym class activities thumb wrestling, anyone?). But seriously, this Promicin distribution is shaping up to be a catastrophe in and of itself.The past three seasons have all been about controlling a limited group of people with unpredictable powers, but now the whole premise has been turned on its head. What do you do when people are given a choice in the matter and that group expands? The 4400 were all torn away from their families, and many seemed at best ambivalent and at worst downright scared regarding their abilities. Remember Maia just wanting to be a normal kid two years ago? Graham Holt reveled in his power and grew more ambitious by the minute. Basically, the third-season finale (50/50) and last n...
Billy Campbell, The 4400
In the fourth-season opener of USA Network's The 4400 (airing Sunday at 9 pm/ET), Billy Campbell's enigmatic Jordan Collier deals with the lethal fallout of a drug he distributed to give people superpowers. Clearly, Campbell's come a long way from Once and Again's Rick.
TV Guide: If you were a 4400, what power would you want to have? Billy Campbell: I'd like to be invisible. Then I could hang around the Oval Office. Enough said.
TV Guide: Do you see Jordan as a messiah figure? Campbell: I don't see him as anything, really. I don't write him. I tend to try to not play him in any predictable way. I simply believe he wants to change the world.
TV Guide: How does he cope with all the deaths that handing out Promicin
Question: Do you have any scoop on The 4400 finale?
Answer: The show's spoilericious publicist sent me this exclusive-to-AA tease: "Jordan (Billy Campbell) places the biggest bet in the history of mankind when he devises a plan to distribute promicin — the serum found in the 4400s that gives them their powers — to the masses."
Tobey Maguire and Samuel Jackson
The lines were longer than ever at this year's Comic-Con International, the annual celebration of all things geeky. Just ask the thousands of Battlestar Galactica fans who waited en masse outside of Ballroom 20 to see their favorite Cylons and colonials in the flesh. Meanwhile, the queue for New Line's special Snakes on a Plane presentation snaked (ha ha ha) out the door and down the side of the massive convention center. There are only two possible explanations for the sheer number of people who invaded San Diego for that weekend: 1) Nerds have learned how to clone themselves or 2) Geek culture is now mainstream culture. Either way, Comic-Con '06 was one for the ages. Here are some of the highlights and lowlights of the four-day extravaganza.
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Megalyn Echikunwoke, The 4400
A lot of strange things have been going on during this season of USA Network's The 4400 (Sundays at 9 pm/ET) and, more often than not, grown-up newborn Isabelle is at the heart of the mysterious matter. Doing our best impression of a diligent NTAC agent — at the risk of falling prey to one of Izzy's lethal choking maneuvers — TVGuide.com prodded the enigmatic beauty's portrayer, Megalyn Echikunwoke, for scoop on the back half of Season 3.
TVGuide.com: OK, I've thought long and hard about how to phrase my first question, and here it is: What the hell is happening on The 4400?!Megalyn Echikunwoke: [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: Seriously, what's up with Isabelle? Who is she?
Billy Campbell (Jordan) and Joel Gretsch (Tom), The 4400
Buckle up, fans of USA Network's The 4400, because the twists and turns are about to come at you a good 4,400 miles per hour. The two-hour Season 3 premiere (Sunday at 9 pm/ET) alone uncorks some shockers that promise to change the pace and direction of the show forever, as well as to bid farewell to a familiar face or two. All of which raises the question: Will this be the wildest 4400 season yet?
"We certainly hope so," executive producer Maira Suro tells TVGuide.com, pointing out that that is precisely the message being communicated by the show's massive ad campaign. "Creatively, we're still putting out the best show we know how to do, but we hope to get a lot of new viewers. At the same time, we've got great surprises and more of the exciting pace that has made us the show that we are."
Indeed, serial shockers
In his role as Newport Living's cynical, damaged editor, Carter Buckley, Billy Campbell has stirred up mixed feelings for fans of The O.C. On the one hand, Sandy and Kirsten Cohen's marriage comes as close to sacred as you get in Newport. On the other, the tale of Kirsten's secret attraction to Carter has showcased Kelly Rowan in a refreshingly unsaintly way.
Last week, despite finding herself in a romantic hotel room in the intoxicating presence of a wine-marinated Carter, Kirsten nobly avoided temptation. But how long can Mrs. Cohen hold out? That's the question.
When Campell came aboard the nighttime sudser, the Once and Again star didn't feel too conflicted about threatening a beloved supercouple. "I'd never seen The O.C. until I was on it," Campbell admits to TVGuide.com. "I don't really watch television... I had a talk with the producers and they wanted a guy who was easygoing