French Stewart, Allison Janney
On Monday's episode of Mom, Christy's (Anna Faris) worlds collide and her worst nightmare comes true when her recovering alcoholic mother Bonnie (Allison Janney) goes on a date with her sarcastic, hard-partying restaurant colleague, Chef Rudy (French Stewart).
Judging by its suggestive title — "Corned Beef and Handcuffs" — the Dec. 16 episode of CBS' Mom promises to be naughtier than usual.
Greg Louganis and Johnny Chaillot
Olympic diving champ Greg Louganis married paralegal Johnny Chaillot on Saturday, People reports.
CBS' Mom may be about a mother/daughter team (Allison Janney and Anna Faris) who are both struggling with recovery and sobriety, but not every character on the show has stopped living life in the fast lane.
Enter the "overtly not sober" Chef Rudy (French Stewart), who runs the kitchen at the high-end restaurant where Faris' character, Christy, works.
French Stewart and Vanessa Claire Smith
Actor French Stewart is now a dad! He and his wife Vanessa Claire Smith welcomed a baby girl, People reports.
Helene Claire was born on June 28. "She was born six weeks early and could be held in the palm of your hand," Stewart told the magazine. "We named her after my lovely mother. My sister is also a Helene. There are five wonderful Claires in Vanessa's family so the tradition of it is very special for us."
CBS released extended previews for its new shows on Wednesday, including Anna Faris' Mom, Robin Williams' new comedy The Crazy Ones, Josh Holloway's Intelligence, Tony Shalhoub's We Are Men, and Toni Collette's Hostages.
Grant Show and Katherine LaNasa
After a whirlwind engagement, former Melrose Place star Grant Show has married actress Katherine LaNasa.
According to People, the couple tied the knot in Topanga, Calif., on Saturday at The Oak Grove at Ribbit Tree & Plant Nursery. Show and LaNasa announced their engagement just a month ago.
Grant Snow, Katherine LaNasa
Melrose Place star Grant Show is engaged to actress Katherine La Nasa, People reports.
Show was previously married to Pollyanna McIntosh, who filed for divorce in 2011 after seven years of marriage.
David Mazouz, Kiefer Sutherland
Anyone who thinks TV isn't trying hard enough to raise the bar this midseason should check out tonight's most distinctive shows. With the official series launch of Fox's fantastical Touch (9/8c) and another fascinating episode of NBC's mystifying Awake (10/9c), I imagine some will maintain that they may be trying a little too hard.
It's probably fair to wonder if Fox is touched in the head for going forward with a show as out-there as Touch. This hasn't been an easy time for truly offbeat shows to gain traction, as risk-takers including Smash, The River and Awake have struggled in the ratings, with critics eager to point out their obvious flaws while often undervaluing the ambition it took to put ...
Last Man Standing, Homeland, The X Factor
So many new shows, so little time! With a handful of fall TV casualties already — RIP Charlie's Angels, Playboy Club, Free Agents, How to Be a Gentleman and H8R (and it's not looking too good for Prime Suspect or Man Up either) — it's time to assess what's worth keeping on your DVR, and what you can safely skip.
For now, we're high on American Horror Story, a spooky mash-up unlike anything else on TV, and Homeland, a twisty thriller anchored by two riveting performances. We're cautiously optimistic about Suburgatory, for those who miss Gilmore Girls, but then there are the shows we're thisclose to ditching...
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