Is "I've Got You Under My Skin" the most appropriate sweet nothing to croon in the skin-crawling world of AMC's The Walking Dead? No matter, because there's not much of a lull in Sunday's powerful episode (9/8c), ominously titled "Infected." Which suggests the virus that felled Nerd Boy last week creates a bloody panic in the cell block, reminding us how illusory any notion of safety can be. "I haven't seen anybody be lucky in a long time," former Army medic Bob Stookey (new regular Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) observes as a full gamut of courage, terror and anguish is displayed during and after the latest crisis. Earning special bonus stripes this week: Melissa McBride as the awesome Carol, who takes a few distraught girls under her wing, but not to coddle them: "You want to live, you have to become strong" is her mantra. Meanwhile, the walkers keep pressing up against the prison gates and the audience can't get enough of the riveting mayhem, as evidenced by the record numbers who turned out for last Sunday's premiere.
Maura Tierney, Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari
Hollywood took Broadway by storm this year, with many familiar faces earning Tony nominations Tuesday morning.
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Kinky Boots, with a score by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, leads the pack, earning an impressive 13 nominations, including Best Musical.
Tom Hanks received a Best Actor in a Play nod for his performance in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, which was also nominated for Best Play.
Wendie Malick, Laura San Giacomo
After reuniting Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Betty White with their former sitcom co-stars, TV Land's Hot in Cleveland is finally giving some reunion love to Wendie Malick. In its third season, the series will bring Wendie back together with her Just Shoot Me! co-star Laura San Giacomo. The ladies worked side by side on the NBC sitcom from 1997-2003, with Laura's Maya often butting heads with Wendie's Nina Van Horn.
Laura will share most of her Cleveland scenes with Valerie's Melanie Moretti....
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Red topped the 64th annual Tonys, taking home six trophies, including one for best play. Memphis won four awards, including best musical.
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It was a star-friendly night, hosted by Promises, Promises star Sean Hayes. Sunday night's ceremony began with Broadway newbie Scarlett Johansson winning best performance by a featured actress in a play for her role in ...
Brian Hargrove and David Hyde Pierce
Emmy- and Tony-winning actor David Hyde Pierce revealed on The View that he and his longtime partner married last fall.
The former Frasier star said Thursday that he and TV producer Brian Hargrove tied the knot "very quietly last October 24th." The couple has been together for 25 years.
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The past few weeks have been trying ones for anyone who cares about TV and the potentially devastating impact the ongoing writers strike could have on the current season and beyond. Which is why, being a cockeyed optimist and all, Ive been cautiously thanking the fates ever since hearing that the Writers Guild and the producers alliance are going back to the negotiating table on Monday. No guarantee, of course, that this will mean a quick end to the standoff that has shut so much production down already. But hey, its Thanksgiving week, so lets stay in a thankful and hopeful mode, OK?In that light, here are 10 more reasons to be thankful about the current week in TV as we head into the Thanksgiving break.1. Were still in a sweeps month, which has allowed us most nights to live blissfully in denial that a strike is even happening, since new episodes continue to abound (including over most of this long holiday weekend). Depending on what happen...
Heroes hot property Hayden Panettiere has signed with the William Morris Agency.... Frasier alum David Hyde Pierce is fronting the Alzheimer's Association's Champions campaign, which aims to recruit one supporter for each of the more than five million people living with the disease.... A September 4 DVD release date has been set for both I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Fourth Season and Rules of Engagement: The Complete First Season (yes, all seven episodes).
In honor of the Tonys, airing Sunday, June 10, on CBS, Live with Regis and Kelly will showcase a slew of Broadway babies next week. Monday brings a Spring Awakening; Tuesday finds David Hyde Pierce hawking Curtains; on Wednesday, Raúl Esparza makes for great Company; Thursday Christine Ebersole brightens Grey Gardens; and on Friday Mary Poppins goes "Supercalifragilisticexpidalidocious".... Cheers star Rhea Perlman makes her West End debut in Boeing-Boeing this summer, as per Playbill.com.... Broadway.com reports that the American classic Gone with the Wind is being turned into a British musical, set to hit the stage in spring 2008.... An actor in the problem-plagued production of London's Lord of the Rings was injured by a piece of hydraulic stage machinery. He was treated with medicine, not magic. Reporting by Raven Snook
AfterElton.com is reporting that David Hyde Pierce's people are finally confirming that he is gay. And by his "people," I mean his representatives. Gays, of course, have always known he is gay. I mean, come on. The website got the official yep after calling to check on an Associated Press story that mentioned the Tony nominee's partner, Brian Hargrove. Of course, even before this, Out magazine included the actor formerly known as Niles on its "Gay Power List."