Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy), Balthazar Getty (Brothers & Sisters) and Jared Padalecki (Supernatural)
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I heard a rumor that Sara Ramirez has been offered a TV show in which she will star. While I question the reliability of the source, I hope this is true. She is a talented actress who does not get any recognition or decent writing for her Grey's Anatomy character. — Michelle
MATT: "Que sera, Sara?" you ask? Ramirez's rep tells the Buzz, "We haven't heard that rumor" about her being courted for a series of her own. In the meantime, I'm told that Grey's' bi-curious Callie will pick up where she and Erica left off, this time with the pediatric surgeon being played by Jessica Capshaw beginning Jan. 8. But contrary to what you may have heard elsewhere, these two ...
David Anders by Adam Taylor/NBC Photo
Stephen King's Children of the Corn is coming to life again.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sci Fi Channel has added cast members to a TV-movie remake of the 1984 chiller, including David Anders (Heroes) and Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica) as a couple trying to work out their issues by taking a second honeymoon. Alas, their road trip lands them in a seemingly deserted town which hides a very dark secret within in its rows of corn. Also joining the cast are Preston Bailey (Dexter) as boy preacher Isaac and Daniel Newman (Surface) as his rebellious partner-in-crime, Malachai. This remake, which is filming in and around Davenport, Iowa, is set to air in 2009. Do you think it will be as grim and creepy as its predecessor? Gina DiNunno
David Anders by Justin Lubin/NBC Photo
Daring to venture outside the Beverly Hilton base camp for the TCA press tour, on Wednesday morning I trekked to the extremely rural location where Heroes was shooting scenes involving, um, a familiar character, a brand-new one, and lots of intriguing mural art. Oh yeah, and there was a tortoise.In between shooting videos with a trio of cast members, I grabbed a few minutes with story editor Chuck Kim. Interestingly, he said that Heroes is better for the WGA strike which forced the NBC series to wrap up its sophomore season in December. "If Season 2 hadn't been cut, we were going to focus [the second half of the season] on the villains," he said. Instead, Volume III, kicking off Sept. 22, will take a more in-depth look at the temptation of the dark side. "The great thing is we've made [that arc] much better than it would have been," says Kim. "We'll be seeing some new [villainous] characters, but we'll also be dealing with our series regulars and see how their abilities are 'temptin...
Episode Recap: "Powerless"Im trying to figure out what to write, so Im going over my notes and the last thing I wrote was: "the pet. bro. are so cut"
then Nathan gets shot! WTF.I knew it was coming. A political assasination was predictable at 9:59pm.Possible Spoiler: This is what Ive heard of the fallen heroes: dead, uncertain and healed. We know Maya was healed. Im glad she survived. Personally, Id pick Nathan over her, but the best way to fix a character problem is to get rid of the old and bring in the new. Many have complained about Maya, but you have to imagine her characters possibilities. Shes a weapon of mass destruction and pissed. I cant wait to see her in action. She and Sylar will meet again.So, is it Niki or Nathan that is uncertain? Although Peters healing abilities (and those who've already received blood transfusions from Adam and Claire) are still questionable. Nathan looked like a gone...
Cheers to Heroes for bringing David Anders into its present-day cast. Sure, his stint as a samurai with Hiro in 17th-century Japan dragged on too long, but now that his immortal character has been renamed Adam Monroe and teamed up with Peter, Anders fits right in. I'm still not sure about Adam's motives he seemingly saved Nathan but also allegedly murdered Hiro's dad, among others. Still, if anyone can straddle the good-guy/bad-guy line with charm and style, it's the man who played Alias' slithery Mr. Sark. Read and react to Bruce's opinions on Curb Your Enthusiasm, AMC's Mad Men reruns and more! Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the brand-new Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!
The Haitian repaid his debt by saving Peter. Jimmy Jean-Louis by Chris Haston/NBC
Episode Recap: "Four Months Ago"Bonsoir mes amis! Leah Friedman (Friday Night Lights, among other blogs) in for Casey tonight, and I figured I'd stick with the Montréal theme. I'm thrilled to be filling in for her for the second in what will hopefully become a series of great Heroes episodes. We all know about the griping (and yes, I've done my own fair share of it this fall) about how the season started out, but between last week and this week, I'm hoping we can all agree that the show is back on track. It was certainly a subtle episode by Heroes standards; more along the lines of last season's "Company Man" than anything else, and as a character study of the Petrellis, Elle and the Sanders family, it worked well most of the time.First off, thank you Tim Kring for finally revealing just how in the hell Peter ended up in Ireland. We already knew that Nathan saved New York from Peter, but in dueling bouts of self-sacrifice, Peter rescued a falling, burning Nathan and deli...
Question: I pretty much agree with your assessment of the second season of Heroes thus far: scattershot, too many characters, plodding plotlines. But what did you think of last week's episode? I thought it was the best yet and it finally tied everything together, especially with the reveal of Hiro's frienemy as the evil mastermind. I just wish that the creators hadn't taken so long getting there. But here's hoping that the rest of this storyline rocks.
Answer: Yes, this was the eventful episode that fans have been waiting for. It at a last gave dramatic urgency to the virus threat, and the reveal of Kensei (David Anders) as Adam Monroe (who?) was a terrific twist. I also liked Matt trapping his "nightmare man" father inside his own bad dream. Cool stuff. And since HRG is still my favorite character, drawing his beloved Claire into the virus storyline (farewell, "Heroes 90210"?) means we really should be getting some payoffs soon, maybe just in time for the Dec. 3 climax (which ma ...
Who can be trusted? Jack Coleman, Ashley Crow by Chris Haston/NBC
Episode Recap: "Out Of Time"Welcome to November Sweeps. The writers are on strike, NBC is green and Heroes is back!If youre reading this, there is a good chance you are a regular at the Heroes TV Guide blog. Lets get right to it.Last week, I mentioned Mr. Bennets sloppy handy work in Ukraine. I knew he would get caught! He also destroyed the remaining paintings. Two of which, came true in tonights episode. The battle between Kensei and Hiro and Peters distraught first look at human extinction. Many of you should give yourselves pats on the back! As I watched tonights episode so many of your predictions and comments in the past weeks came true. Especially, when Kensei turned out to be Adam Monroe! So, Kensei/Adam and Claire are immortal. I think they remain forever young at the age they realize they have powers. It looks like we will never see Claire at happy hour. Who liked this episode as much as I did? I know its been slow...
David Anders by Justin Lubin/NBC
Episode Recap: The LineHeroes has never made me lose interest, but it did get off to a slow start. I knew tonight would be a good episode. OK, I hoped tonight would be a great episode. It was the lead-in to November sweeps. However, I didnt want to set my expectations too high. Ive noticed a growing trend with network television: they build up the months of November, February and May for Nielsen ratings, and then leave us hanging. Sometimes, the episodes that air during those sweeping months live up to the abundance of promos, previews and annoying scroll lines under everything you watch. Other times, a ferry crashes and we are left with the letters WTF on our minds. That being said, lets recap.Weve all been through high school hell, and Ive watched the genius of Tina Fey's Mean Girls, but do people like the cheerleading captain really exist? If so, then she got what she deserved. (When she wrote the number of pounds to lose on the girls' f...
Dana Davis, Noah Gray-Cabey by Chris Haston/NBC
Episode Recap: "Fight or Flight"What would you do if you were faced with your greatest fear?It was around this time last season that Eden sacrificed herself. I was shocked when she fought against Sylar and managed to take her own life before he could steal her power. Tonight, Ricky sacrificed himself as well. He may not have stuck his finger into a socket on his own, but he did lie to protect Peter and his sister. In the end, he paid with his life. He literally was toast." So, Peter and Elle have met before. Also, the box? A passport and ticket to Montreal! Thats it? I really thought there would be more to it.I am a Veronica Mars fan. So, I was psyched to finally see Kristen Bell tonight. Sadly, I was a bit disappointed. Maybe its my own fault; my expectations were too high. I know her character is going to get interesting, but when? The list of questions continues: Who is her father? Is she good, evil or confused? Do she and/or her father work for The Company? Wh...