"There is nowhere in this world where I cannot reach you, Red. Your day is here, and it will end with your screams." On Monday's episode of The Blacklist (10/9c, NBC), Red (James Spader) finds that he's the one being hunted when Blacklist criminal Anslo Garrick (Ritchie Coster) infiltrates the black site.
Megan Boone, James Spader
Part crime thriller, part mind game, NBC's new drama The Blacklist has us seeing Red — and loving it. From the moment James Spader's Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the most wanted miscreants in the FBI database, turned himself in, the series has been hooking fans while heaping on the questions about this inscrutable "concierge of crime."
We Are Men
Whatever the male species did to deserve the recent run of lousy comedies that neuter them into a bland, whiny pudding — the trajectory of Man Up through Guys With Kids to CBS's new and painfully bland smarm-com We Are Men (8:30/7:30c) — can I just collectively say on behalf of the entire gender: We're sorry! Haven't we suffered enough?
Apparently not, because Men hits new lows in bromance abuse, cheapening the whole idea of "band of brothers" with its soggy account of male bonding at an apartment complex for jilted and/or unhappily divorced losers. The new kid on the block, Carter (Chris Smith), is left at the altar in a reverse-Graduate gag that's the cleverest part of the pilot. Such a milquetoast he makes How I Met Your Mother mensch Ted Mosby seem as dangerous as Ted Bundy, Carter is adopted by an unappealing threesome that includes middle-aged horndog Frank (Tony Shalhoub, slumming), sad sack Gil (Kal Penn, who's almost as hilarious here as he was as a wet blanket during HIMYM's dark period, which means not at all) and arrogant Stuart, overplayed by Jerry O'Connell, who parades around shirtless in a rainbow of Speedos that flaunt what some might call manhood. But they would be wrong.
These Men of no certain age and character aren't so much bad influences as terribly unfunny company.
Is Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) going to get his happy ending after all?
Julianne Moore revealed last week that she is returning to 30 Rock for the series finale. "I'm in a van on my way to Queens to...
Brick City - Mayor Cory Booker
Sundance Channel's 2010-11 lineup will include more Brick City, some fashionable new reality shows and the network's first foray into scripted programming.
Carlos, a three-part miniseries about terrorist Carlos the Jackal, will kick off Sundance's slate of scripted series this fall. Edgar Ramirez (Che, Domino) stars as Carlos, who's currently serving a life sentence for the killings of two French agents and their informant in 1975.
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Other scripted series in development include Triple Crossing, a crime drama set in South America; The Clinic, a suspense thriller set in the near future; Fear of Flying, based on Erica Jong's novel; and Shutterbabe, which chronicles ...
Isabella Rossellini, Green Porno 2
Isabella Rossellini doesn't know what we can learn from the sex lives of sea creatures, and she isn't particularly worried about it.
"People are so human-centric," she laughs in a recent interview about Green Porno 2, the second in a series of films she writes, directs and stars in this month on the Sundance Channel.
Matthew Fox (Lost), Liz Vassey (CSI) and Michael Weatherly (NCIS)
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I miss seeing Jack and Juliet together on Lost. Is there anything to look forward to? — Maria
MATT: It's a good thing spring has sprung, because, I am sad to say, it looks like you won't have any "Jacket" to keep you warm. When I asked Elizabeth Mitchell about what's ahead for Juliet and Jack, she said, "We very rarely have anything to do together anymore, but we do have a few moments, and they are very rich and full." So get while the getting is good, 'shippers.
Are CSI's Wendy and Hodges ever going to get more face time? Together? — Angelic
TIM: They will indeed. In a Battlestar-studded April episode, as they investigate a murder at a sci-fi convention, Wendy and Hodges discover their mutual love ...
Joaquin Phoenix, Isabella Rossellini
Many Joaquin Phoenix-watchers think the actor is just having fun with his befuddled persona and burgeoning hip-hop career, but his Two Lovers co-star, Isabella Rossellini, thinks he may be genuinely tortured.
It would be nearly impossible to measure up to last weeks utterly manic introduction of Prince Gerhardt so forgive 30 Rock if this weeks outing was merely very amusing at times Actually returning guest star Isabella Rossellini seemed to find it extremely amusing at one particular point Am I wrong or did she barely make it through her line Damn it Johnny you know how much I love my big beef and cheddar On the FauxVo replay shes almost chuckling the dialogue Fun to see a pro recognize the Rocks dialogue for being as wonderfully absurd as it isAs for Jacks downward spiral coming out of said divorce-settlement talks meh So-so I got that he was regressing from top-shelf bubbly to canned beer to miniature airplane spirits but I think that sequence primarily demonstrated that Alec Baldwin is best playing opposite the regularsNo I actually wore more grins watching the microscopic B-story with the writers playing Marry-Boff-Kill often to Jennas detriment o
Before we get started with this weeks 30 Rock debrief a moment of silence please for the just-passed Prince Gerhardt one of sitcomdoms hardest to look at most unsettling and thus and alas funniest creations [Silence]Yes Paul Pee-wee Reubens served up a memorable majesty on a very strong very laugh-out-loud funny installment of the Rock Still I cannot help but fear that his character may have offended anyone out there who employs a prosthetic baby hand and suffers from a malady that prohibits the production of joint fluid as well as the metabolization of grapes NBC may get lettersAlso big props to Reubens fellow guest stars Isabella Rossellini really letting loose as Bianca Jacks now-tortured ex and SNLs Will Forte as the princes stewardWhat really impressed me as a aspiring comedy writer was how 30 Rock deftly handled Lemons date with Jack Lesser shows would have gone there in that final scene and really jacked up the tension between its two