Sunday's two-hour Leverage midseason finale features a heavenly guest star in Angel's Adam Baldwin, but all hell may be about to break loose.
Exclusive: Leverage hosts an Angel reunion
As we first reported, Baldwin will reunite with his Angel co-star Christian Kane to play Col. Michael Vance, an ex-Army Ranger who now runs a government counter-terrorism unit. As you can see in the exclusive sneak peek below, Vance knows quite a bit about our team of cons. So what's he doing hanging out with them? ...
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I know everyone is excited about McGarrett's mom on Hawaii Five-0, but what about Kono!? She was drowning! — Kim
ADAM: Relax, Kim. Kono's not going to become a floater. Once she's back on dry land, she and the rest of Five-0 will go hard after Wo Fat and Delano. But the near-death experience will change Kono: During an interrogation, look for her to use some of the more, ahem, physical tactics usually employed by McGarrett to extract information.
Got any scoop on the new season of Once Upon a Time? — Sarah
NATALIE: In Season 2, we'll meet...
The fifth season of TNT's Leverage will reunite Christian Kane with his former Angel co-star Adam Baldwin, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Baldwin will play the possibly recurring role Col. Michael Vance, an ex-Army Ranger who now runs a government counter-terrorism unit. However, Vance often ruffles the feathers ...
Timothy Hutton and Gina Bellman
The con goes on: TNT has ordered a fifth season of Leverage.
The network has ordered 15 additional episodes, which will begin airing in summer 2012. The show's fourth season, which served as a lead-in to the recently renewed Falling Skies, has averaged 4.8 million viewers, a 10 percent increase over the previous season...
When he's not bending the rules as the Leverage team's resident enforcer Eliot Spencer, Christian Kane can often be found bending guitar strings in honky-tonks around the country. The Texas-born and Oklahoma-raised Kane does double duty as an aspiring country singer...
DOCTOR WHO (Saturday, BBC America, 9/8c)
Matt Smith's crackerjack first season as the newest Timelord nears an end with the first of a two-part finale that once again confronts the Doctor and Amy with that pesky crack in the universe. Look for the return of the enigmatic River Song and several favorite guest villains as the Doctor grapples with the mysterious Pandorica, which legend says contains the most feared being in the cosmos. Hang on...
Timothy Hutton, Leverage
For Oscar-winning actor Timothy Hutton, agreeing to star in TNT's Leverage wasn't a tough decision — at least not after he read the script.
"It was a real opportunity to play a person who had these awful things happen involving his son and the destruction of his marriage — someone who needed a real breakthrough in their life," Hutton says. "I wondered how this tragedy would manifest itself in him and the choices he would make."
Look back at Hutton's most memorable roles
Hutton plays Nate Ford, the leader of a crack team of cons who use their skills to take from the rich and powerful and give back to those they've wronged. But despite Nate's noble intentions, he hasn't always made the best choices. Case in point: When Season 3 begins (Sunday at 9/8c), Nate is in jail...
First off, to the fans, thank you all so much for tuning in on premiere night. You guys came back, and you came back strong. Everyone at Leverage is so grateful for your support. We're so happy that we are still celebrating.
Now, on to the next ep. Ladies, get ready, because this one's for you. I'll just say this: "Christian + fighting + shirtless." Let your imagination take it from there. Fellas, you're not left out either — there are a lot of ...
Question: Why, on Close to Home, was Annabeth's husband killed? What is wrong with a show that has a loving couple raising a child in a stable environment? It appears that the writers think they have to kill someone on every show for their big climax. Why not kill her baby daughter in the new opening show so she can date freely? This ending of her husband dying was also my end with this show.
Answer: Not having watched this particular finale (in fact, the show is pretty much off my radar), at first I thought this was a joke. But I confirmed with an editor who's plugged into the show, and, yes, they actually killed off Annabeth's husband (Angel's Christian Kane) in the finale. I've been told the show is revamping for Year 2, and that seems obvious by this extreme (to me premature in this show's life) decision. I've gone on record defending a show's right to kill major characters, but after the carnage of the May sweeps, I can't help but agree this looks like one too many. One of the fe ...
Question: Close to Home was not among the shows that CBS recently announced it would be renewing. What do you think its chances are of coming back? And why do they waste the brilliant, extremely talented (not to mention very handsome) Christian Kane with just one or two very brief appearances? He should suit up, become Lindsey McDonald again and challenge Annabeth in court!
Answer: Oh, an Angel fan, are you? Maybe they could give him a twin brother who's a litigator and your wish could come true. But I wouldn't count on it. As for Close to Home's nonrenewal: That's probably more of a case of CBS already renewing so many hours for next season that it's just leaving its options open in case any of the hours in development look especially promising. Close to Home was not a breakout when it aired on Tuesdays, and it has fared somewhat better in its hammock on Friday between Ghost Whisperer and the night's best show, Numbers. But if CBS finds a new show for next season that it considers a