Piper Perabo and Richard Coyle
What summer vacation? It's not like TV took much of a break during what used to be the off-season. But with Labor Day behind us, and a handful of major fall premieres just a week away, here's a quick look at today's playlist.
In daytime (check local schedules), Kelly Ripa officially unveils her new permanent co-host on Live! With Kelly. Who could it possibly be? (Kidding; the news leaked a while back. But just in case you managed to stay out of the loop, why spoil it now?)
There's one good thing about paranoia: It never gets old. A&E's four-hour miniseries Coma, based on the 1977 best-selling novel by Robin Cook and the hit 1978 movie, stars Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) as a medical intern who joins a legendary Atlanta hospital and discovers something very sinister going on. It seems an...
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Political Animals' ace journalist Susan Berg (Carla Gugino) is willing to do anything to get a good story.
Years ago, she was the one to expose President Bud Hammond's (Ciarán Hinds) sexual liaisons and subsequently ruined the Hammods' marriage. And, as seen in the premiere episode, she withheld information about T.J.'s (Sebastian Stan) suicide attempt to get full access to Elaine (Sigourney Weaver). But as also seen in the first hour of the six-part miniseries, the Washington Globe News reporter has a thing or two in common with Secretary of State Barrish. Perhaps she's starting to care too much about the Hammonds?
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Political Animals' lead character Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver) appears to be strong, tough and full of confidence on the outside. But a few minutes into the USA series, viewers will learn that she's a lot more flawed and self-doubting than she looks.
"We present this woman so effective, so articulate, so passionate, so true to her moral compass and the flip side is she's much less confident in her personal life and as a mother," Weaver tells TVGuide.com. "She makes a lot of mistakes."
Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Cranston
In the latest head-on collision of top-notch Sunday night cable dramas, the return of TV's most chilling dark parable faces the arrival of an irresistible new potboiler. One you can take to the Emmy bank next week; the other you'll be tempted to take to the beach.
As the first half of the final season gets underway for AMC's masterpiece of intensity Breaking Bad (Sunday, 10/9c), mensch-turned-mastermind Walter White (three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston) escalates his criminal ways, and a man who once inspired pity now leaves even loved ones quaking in fear...
Usually, the secretary of state keeps company with foreign dignitaries in exotic, far-flung locales, not Teamsters in the shell of a business park by the Philadelphia International Airport. Then again, this Madame Secretary has saved the planet from some really illegal aliens before taking office, so who are we to judge?
As Political Animals' former First Lady-turned-Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond, Sigourney Weaver is back in badass form, only on a civic-duty level rather than a sci-fi one. And although she has three names and a philandering ex-husband, Elaine is not based on you-know-who. "I had to get over the slight feeling of, 'Oh, it's Hillary,' which she really isn't," says Weaver, citing inspiration from countless women in power, including a childhood headmistress and...
"Eleanor Roosevelt, Cleopatra, Elizabeth the First. That's the kind of company I want to keep."
In USA's new miniseries, Political Animals, former First Lady and current Secretary of State Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver in her first TV series role) just wants to make a difference.
USA's Political Animals elects Heroes' Adrian Pasdar
Unfortunately, everyone else would rather focus on her former husband's "less than flattering moments" (aka his frequent infidelity) while in office...
Hail to the Chief this summer on USA!
The cable network has added former Heroes star Adrian Pasdar to play the recurring role of the President of the United States in its six-hour event drama Political Animals, it was announced Wednesday...
Roger Bart, Dan Futterman
Dan Futterman and Roger Bart are the latest to jump on board USA's Political Animals, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The six-part miniseries, from Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood), stars Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, a...