Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Charisma Carpenter has signed on to return as host of Surviving Evil, which was picked up for a second season by Investigation Discovery.
Charisma Carpenter will guest-star on Blue Bloods this fall, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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Fast-growing network Investigation Discovery is ramping up its commitment to guilty-pleasure crime-themed programming. The network is set to announce that it will add 15 new series to its 22 returning series next season, including previously announced shows hosted by Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Charisma Carpenter and NBC News anchor Tamron Hall.
New shows include Southern Fried Homicide, about crime south of the Mason-Dixon Line, hosted by actress Shanna Forrestall; Darkness Out of Town, which chronicles murder that takes place in the countryside; The First Kill, about initial murders that inspired killing sprees; and The Bad Old Days, about real-life killings from the 1950s and 1960s.
It's been nearly a year since The Lying Game Season 1 finale, so we don't blame you if you forgot what exactly was going on with Sutton, Emma, Ethan and Co. when you last saw them. Here's a refresher course of where each character left off (prepare to be confused) and a little scoop about where they're headed when the ABC Family series returns on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 9/8c.
It's been nearly a year since The Lying Game has been on the air, and if you've forgotten what has happened, feat not! Sutton Mercer is here to remind us where we left off before the series returns in January
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In the exclusive video below, Sutton (Alexandra Chando) explains how a journey to find her birth mother led her to her twin sister Emma, whom no one knew about, and their identity swap. But Sutton's motives aren't exactly pure, as we learned in the season finale — she's been secretly scheming with her mom Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter).
The Lying Game's Ethan and Emma are going to have a major blow-out on Monday's Season 1 finale.
"There's a fantastic scene with Emma and Ethan out at the trailer where they get into a very big fight," star Alexandra Chando tells TVGuide.com. "It's nice to see these two people who really love each other fighting finally and letting it all out."
The Lying Game's Alec Ryback is looking increasingly suspicious, but will his shady behavior cause his daughter Mads to turn against him?
"She doesn't trust her dad [but] she really does want her family to get along," Alice Greczyn, who plays Mads, tells TVGuide.com. "She's playing the ostrich role, burying her head in the sand [because] she doesn't have enough [yet!] proof to make waves otherwise."
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Once is not enough. Sometimes a second look, or a second episode, is necessary to convince a skeptic that a show is worth taking a risk on. So it is with ABC's dazzling but dauntingly precious Once Upon a Time (Sunday, 8/7c), which back when I was considering it for Fall Preview left me wondering: "Is this ambitiously whimsical fantasia the next Pushing Daisies cult fave or the next Eastwick insta-flop? (Either way, it will likely be an uphill climb to happily ever after.) It would be easier to love if it weren't so convoluted and campy."
But then ABC made another episode (the third, airing Nov. 6) available for review, and I started to find myself enchanted and beguiled, ready to curl up with more chapters of this fractured fairy tale. First, though, you have to digest the premise, and the overstuffed and often overripe pilot is a lot to swallow. We begin in a lavishly rendered fairy-tale land ...
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Charisma Carpenter fell under the Supernatural casting department's spell when they asked her to play a witch, but the real magic happened once she found out who would play her on-screen husband.
"I got a call from my manager saying that there was interest from Supernatural inviting me to do an episode," Carpenter tells TVGuide.com. "I thought that was a great idea and went forward with it. And then I found out after that James [Marsters] was going to be part of it too, and then it just got super tasty."