Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute: Is Heroes planning the mother of all twists? Who's playing matchmaker on Brothers & Sisters and for whom? ER alum lands one hell of a role.
It doesn't get much more ripped from the headlines than this: FX's groundbreaking new drama series, Over There (premiering tonight at 10 pm/ET), follows the men and women of an Army unit serving in the current Iraq war, as well as the loved ones they left back home. Lording over the group of new recruits is battle-hardened vet Chris "Sgt. Scream" Silas, played by Erik Palladino. If you remember the actor from his run as ER's Maluchi, a smart-mouthed hothead who said the things we only wish we could say to Kerry Weaver, you can appreciate that he, despite the role ahead of him, actually has already fought his toughest battle.
"[Maluchi] was a very difficult character for me to do each week," he tells TVGuide.com. "Everything that everyone ever said about him was true. Every week I got the script and was like, 'Wow, there really is nothing redeemable about this guy.' Every week I had to go out there and be the a----- of the show."