It's been five years since CBS premiered Harper's Island, and in the words of another famous island inhabitant, "We have to go back!" A woefully underrated horror murder mystery, the 13-episode series, which is available on Netflix, follows a group of family and friends that heads to the titular locale for a destination wedding, only to learn that there's a killer among them. At least one character gets whacked each episode, always in spectacular fashion. It was awesome, and it got the shaft (no pun intended). CBS canceled the show after moving it from Thursdays to Saturdays, natch, but if they know what's good for them, they'd bring back the dead.
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Here are six reasons why CBS should resurrect Harper's Island — and why you should (re)watch.
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's Mad Men. Read at your own risk.]
"The moon belongs to everyone. The best things in life they're free."
The coup led by Roger Sterling in Mad Men's midseason finale may not be as impressive a feat as the Apollo 11 crew landing on the moon, but both could have easily ended in disaster. And while both missions were successful — though in the case of Sterling Cooper & Partners, with one casualty — Don Draper is reminded once again that success isn't the only thing that matters...
The times are always a-changin' on Mad Men.
But as the AMC drama kicks off the first half of its final season (Sunday, 10/9c), the show's focus will be on how much (or how little) the characters have grown during the near-decade viewers have been following them. "[This season] is about the consequences in life and if change is possible," creator Matthew Weiner says. "There is a real growth over this last season from what are the material concerns of your life to what are the immaterial concerns."
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Last season focused on ad man Don Draper (Jon Hamm) repeating the mistakes of his past with even more serious consequences. Although Don seems to be truly committed to doing things differently in the early going of the new season, will that make a difference? In other words: Is true change possible, or is it the attempt to change that matters?
"That is the question," Weiner says...
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It was supposed to be just another day at the office — except the office was Sterling Cooper & Partners, and I had stepped into a time machine.
Lisa Rinna will return to her Days of Our Lives stomping grounds this spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Rinna, 48, will reprise her role as Billie Reed beginning....
You might wonder where the inspiration comes from for some of the more outrageous get-ups on Dancing With the Stars. As for the flouncy purple-and-orange tango dress Kendra Wilkinson wore Monday night, the inspiration came from Barbie.
That's right, the famous doll. Wilkinson's pro partner, Louis Van Amstel, saw a tiny picture in a magazine and let his imagination take flight. "It was literally a small picture of Barbie in a black dress," says Van Amstel. "And tango is normally black, but this was black and boring"...
Lisa Rinna has undergone surgery to reduce her upper lip.
"My lips started to define who I am," Rinna told People. "That bothered me."
Rinna, 47, had the surgery in August, a year after she revealed that she had silicone injected into to her upper lip in 1986.
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Harry Hamlin will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Army Wives, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Hamlin will play a public advocacy lawyer who tries a case against the Army that pits Claudia Joy (Kim Delaney) and Michael (Brian McNamara) against each other during a courtroom hearing...
Harry Hamlin, Harper's Island
Someone's weeding out a wedding party in Harper's Island, a new CBS series premiering this Thursday at 10 pm/ET. The concept? Over the course of 13 and only 13 episodes, a killer sets his or her sights on the guests at a destination wedding, having at 'em the way a drunk best man has at an insecure bridesmaid.
Among the cornucopia of characters, Christopher Gorham (Ugly Betty) plays the groom, while Harry Hamlin is his fun- and ladies-loving Uncle Marty. On the other side of the aisle, Katie Cassidy (Supernatural) is the bride, and Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives) her domineering dad. Hamlin shared a look at this Ten Little Indians-style slashfest. See what he had to say, after the jump.
Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna
Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna will be coming into your homes reality-style.
Hamlin and Rinna, who have been married for 11 years, have inked a deal with TV Land to star in an unscripted series that would follow the lives of the husband-and-wife duo along with their two daughters, Delilah, 10, and Amelia, 7...