Some say Hollywood only has one idea at a time. This TV season, it seems that idea was introducing character's parents! From dastardly matriarchs (Revenge, Hawaii Five-0) to downright quirky parental units (New Girl), many of our favorite characters got some family time this fall. But that wasn't always a good thing.
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As the holidays approach and you prepare to spend a lengthy amount of time with your own family — or in-laws! — we here at TVGuide.com are taking a look at the TV parents who might make you thankful you're not spending your holiday with them. Then again, there are others that may make you jealous your parents aren't nearly as cool. Who were the best and worst parents of the fall TV season? We grade their parental skills below...
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Loved the Castle premiere, but what was Castle doing with a half-naked woman in the promos for the next episode? —
ADAM: As creator Andrew W. Marlowe already teased, that encounter is a consequence of Castle pretending to be single in order to keep his relationship with Beckett a secret from their co-workers. But that doesn't mean infidelity won't be an issue. An upcoming case will implicate Castle in the murder of an ex. "It makes everybody question: How well do we actually know this guy?" Marlowe says. But it gets worse: "Castle may have been having an affair with her at the same time he was dating Beckett," he teases. "That goes to the heart of all of Beckett's insecurities."
Is Leonard actually going to date someone other than Penny on The Big Bang Theory? — Thomas
Hawaii Five-0's Steve McGarrett just can't catch a break.
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After putting his nemesis Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) behind bars at the end of Season 2, McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) was forced to contend with another huge surprise: His believed-dead mom is not only alive, but she's also the mysterious Shelburne. But don't expect a warm and fuzzy reunion when Steve and Doris (guest star Christine Lahti) come face-to-face in Monday's premiere (10/9c, CBS).
"She has a lot of explaining to do," executive producer Peter Lenkov tells TVGuide.com....
It's time to meet Mama McGarrett!
The first trailer for the new season of Hawaii Five-0 features the long-awaited introduction of Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti), who...