Like many actors considering a new project, Steve Zahn says he was sucked into ABC's Mind Games based solely on the pilot script.
"I was floored by it," Zahn, who was just wrapping up a four-season run on HBO's Treme when he first the script, tells TVGuide.com. "I really thought it was a cable show. It didn't read like network to me."
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Perhaps Zahn should have looked a little closer at the author's name. Mind Games creator Kyle Killen's back catalog includes a pair of complex series with brilliant pilots that critics instantly labeled as "cable shows on broadcast TV." ...
Steve Zahn, Christian Slater, Jaime Ray Newman
Even in a season distinguished by insta-duds like Lucky 7 and Betrayal, ABC hits a new low with Mind Games (Tuesday, 10/9c), an inexplicably and ridiculously convoluted drama which achieves the rare trick of making Christian Slater look like a master of understated acting. He plays an ex-con who teams with his frenetic, bipolar brother (Steve Zahn in an eye-poppingly cartoonish performance), an expert in all human behaviors but his own, to start a firm that specializes in elaborate psychological manipulations to achieve their clients' aims.
ABC's partnership with Marvel is continuing at a good pace. On Friday's Television Critics Association winter TV previews, ABC entertainment head Paul Lee announced that the character of Lady Sif from the Thor films will cross over to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Brittany Lopez and Christian Slater
Christian Slater has married his girlfriend of three years, Brittany Lopez, People reports.
Slater, 44, wed Lopez in an impromptu ceremony at the Coral Gables, Fla., courthouse on Monday. The two reportedly had gone to the courthouse to get their marriage license and then decided to tie the knot. The court clerk snapped a photo of them kissing shortly afterward.
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ABC's fall schedule is starting to look pretty super.
The network has picked up Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from Avengers director and Buffy creator Joss Whedon. The series is based on...
Christian Slater has been cast opposite Steve Zahn in the ABC drama pilot Influence, TVGuide.com has learned.
Brittany Lopez and Christian Slater
Christian Slater is engaged to Brittany Lopez after three years of dating — but he didn't initially think she was his type. Or rather, he didn't think he was her type.
Fox has canceled comedies I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Breaking In, Deadline reports.
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The cancellations will make room for new comedies It's Messy, Ben & Kate and The Goodwin Games, all of which Fox ordered to series Wednesday.
Phineas and Ferb
Christian Slater is breaking into Phineas and Ferb, starring as "Paul the Delivery Man" on a new episode of the hit animated Disney Channel series this Friday. In the segment, titled "Delivery of Destiny," Paul discovers a higher calling as he manages to save Danville via stops at Phineas and Ferb's house, the Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. skyscraper and the Organization Without a Cool Acronym (OWCA).
Accompanying Slater's character is the Tri-State Area's own heavy metal rock gods, Love Handel, who...
Christian Slater and Megan Mullally
Contra Security's new woman in charge, Veronica (Megan Mullally), is definitely not your typical boss.
On Tuesday's episode of Breaking In (9:30/8:30c), Molly comes to Veronica when she suspects Oz (Christian Slater) has been using a fake identity ("Jones") to buy expensive gifts and throw pricey parties. However, just when it looks like Oz is going to get a slap on the wrist — or worse — Veronica reveals her real concern: Why...