Sarah Shahi, Paige Turco and Taraji P. Henson
Last Thursday, I was honored to moderate a panel at the "Made in NY" PaleyFest at New York's Paley Center, celebrating the third season of CBS's terrific cyber-thriller Person of Interest. Before the discussion with many of the show's cast and executive producer Jonathan Nolan, there was a screening of this week's episode (Tuesday, 10/9c) — the best of the season to date, and a fairly pivotal one — that is especially enjoyable in how it showcases the series' fabulous femmes fatales. With the target du jour a chameleon Casanova, the women must act as nightclub and social-media bait: an off-duty and glammed-up Carter (Taraji P. Henson), the ferociously trigger-happy Shaw (Sarah Shahi, hilariously playing against her natural beauty) and Reese's favorite fixer, the alluring Zoe Morgan (recurring co-star Paige Turco). A CBS contact refers to them as "Finch's Angels," and if they want to spin themselves off, that would be fine by me. A scene where the three ladies of the evening compare their weaponry is a riot. So's a later scene in which Shaw reflects on her disdain for relationships. (When I asked Shahi if Shaw has a soft side, she wasted no time in barking a "No.")
Billie Jean King
For nearly 30 years, PBS's great American Masters series has profiled overachievers in the arts and culture at large. It only makes sense than when the documentary series finally decided to do its first study of a sports superstar, it turned to tennis legend Billie Jean King. Masters (Tuesday, 8/7c; check tvguide.com listings) has always reflected personality through performance, so who better than a woman who says of her craft: "Every ball I hit has a consequence."
On FX's Sons of Anarchy, Jax Teller's road to hell has always been paved with good intentions. That will be especially true in Season 6.
"Jax is trying to balance being a good father, a good husband and a good leader of an outlaw organization — therein lies the tragic flaws of this guy," creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter tells TVGuide.com. "He's got this sense of, 'I can unplug us from all the bad sh--. Let's go legit — let's head in that direction because that's going to keep us alive.' As the season progresses, the question is: How do you unplug if people perceive you as the source of power? And is it too late? Are things set in motion in such a way where it just can't be done? That's really the quest for him this season."
Sons of Anarchy boss: "Controversial" Season 6 premiere is the catalyst for series' final act
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy is riding into its sixth season in style.
The FX drama will return with a 90-minute episode, premiering on Sept. 10 at 10/9c on FX, the network announced Wednesday.
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Gen. Donovan just wants the Sixth Precinct to do its job -- is that so wrong?
On Sunday's all-new episode of Copper (10/9c, BBC America), a cop killer is on the loose, and Donovan (Donal Logue) is taking the matter to heart. "
"Be a part of it or get the hell out!"
On the new season of Copper (Sunday, 10/9c, BBC America), Brigadier General Brendan Donovan (Donal Logue) makes a strong first impression when he returns to Five Points after the Civil War to really clean up the sex, drugs and violence in the area. For our copper, Det. Kevin Corcoran ...
[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 5 finale of Sons of Anarchy. Read at your own risk.]
"You can't sit in this chair without being a savage."
After a season-long examination of what kind of leader Jax Teller would become as president of the outlaw motorcycle club at the center of FX's Sons of Anarchy, Jax offers up the words above as his ultimate conclusion. And there's plenty of evidence to support his case.
Sons of Anarchy: What kind of leader will Jax become?
After successfully getting the club out of transporting drugs for the cartel and dealing major weapons for the Irish, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) still had one item on his agenda: killing his predecessor Clay (Ron Perlman). But because Jax's vice president Bobby (Mark Boone Jr.) cast the only vote against killing Clay as a club action, Jax had to get creative...
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What's next for Cam on Bones now that we know about her relationship with Arastoo? — Elizabeth
ADAM: There will still be a great deal of secrecy around the relationship. "Cam would like this to be a secret because it's slightly unprofessional to be having an affair with one of your underlings," creator Hart Hanson tells us. "She decides the fate of the interns even more than Brennan does. So it's an uncomfortable position for her, but she's managing to keep it compartmentalized." Or at least she is until it impacts her relationship with her daughter. "It has an effect on Michelle and that's the next story we tell," Hanson teases. "What secrets do you keep and for what reason?"
Do you have any Vampire Diaries scoop to help heal my broken heart over the Stefan-Elena breakup? — Helen
NATALIE: I don't think this is going to help...
Emmy voting is almost over! Academy members have two days left to check off the names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 14. We here at TVGuide.com have a few picks in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actor in a Drama:
FX President John Landgraf may be suffering a bad case of déjà vu.
Last week, FX debuted its latest series, a boxing drama called Lights Out about a retired former heavyweight champ. Despite a knockout lead performance from Holt McAllany and lavish praise from a number of critics, the show premiered to only 1.5 million viewers — a number reminiscent of the premiere of the also critically adored but soon-canceled Terriers.
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So what's to blame for the relatively soft launches of two shows from the same network that scored huge debuts with ...