Ivan Sergei, Jeri Ryan
Where's Olivia Pope when you need her? Body of Proof's ambitious chief medical examiner and congressional candidate Kate Murphy (Jeri Ryan) hasn't even been elected yet and she's already facing her first potential scandal on this week's episode (Tuesday, 10/9c, ABC). While making an appearance at a ritzy Russian political gala, Kate strikes up a conversation with a tall, dark, secretive Ukrainian attaché named Sergei Damanov (Ivan Sergei). "Sergei and Kate have this very steamy, very passionate thing," Ryan says. "And then it gets complicated."
Body of Proof creator and executive producer Matthew Gross has made it no secret that his ABC drama has undergone quite a makeover during its 10-month hiatus. But should existing fans be worried that they'll be watching a completely new series when Season 3 premieres (Tuesday at 10/9c, ABC)?
Yes and no.
Justin Gimelstob, Chris Evert, Lindsay Davenport, Elisabeth Shue
When Elisabeth Shue joined CSI last year, she had one request.
"[Producers] asked me if there were any ideas I had or anything I'd like to do that would be fun, and I said, 'We should do a murder at a tennis tournament and we'll get professional players to come on.' I was half-joking, but I did really want to do it and I didn't necessarily think they would do it," Shue, a diehard tennis (and Roger Federer) fan and avid player, tells TVGuide.com. "Cut to the beginning of this season and they say, 'Oh, that tennis episode is really coming along.' 'What?!' I was just shocked, but so, so excited."
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Wednesday's CSI (10/9c, CBS) — which just so happens to air during the Australian Open — will see Shue's "dream episode" become a reality. Finn (Shue) leads the team's investigation of ...
Is this the year The Mentalist's Patrick Jane finally catches Red John? Probably not, but creator Bruno Heller is promising some major movement in the case.
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"We're going to get much, much, much closer," Heller tells TVGuide.com. "We're going to take an investigative leap forward, further than we have in the previous four seasons. Up to now, we've kind of been stalking him. This season, conceptually, we get a location for him. The running chase starts now."
Perhaps the key to that reveal is Lorelei (guest star Emmanuelle Chriqui), the cocktail waitress-turned-Red John disciple Jane (Simon Baker) had a fling with in last season's finale...
Ivan Sergei has landed a recurring role on The Mentalist, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Sergei's character, Gabe Mancini, is described by EW as "a tough, handsome agent who comes off as hotheaded at times but overall is a good guy." He will be one of three FBI agents joining the show's cast for its fifth season. (Rome's Polly Walker was previously cast as another of the three.)
Isn't it romantic? It sure is when Alyssa Milano takes on this twisty love story based on the James Patterson novel of the same name. Set in a snowy New York City at Christmastime, Sunday at Tiffany's centers on ...
If Gravity — Starz's new dark comedy about suicide survivors — runs the risk of offending potential viewers, the show's co-creator says he's unconcerned.
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"There are enough people out there who aren't afraid of their own humanity and rally around truth tellers," Eric Schaffer tells TVGuide.com. "So, a sensitive subject like this, if it's
Emilie de Ravin, Jerry O'Connell
Lifetime has lined up some serious talent (and eye candy) for the first two (of four!) new TV-movie adaptations of Nora Roberts novels.
Emilie de Ravin (Lost), Ivan Sergei (Jack & Jill) and Cybill Shepherd will star in High Noon, while Jerry O'Connell (
Do Not Disturb Crossing Jordan), Lauren Stamile (Rose from Grey's Anatomy) and Faye Dunaway lead the cast of ...
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He who once was Jack & Jill's Jill is now Betty's nephew and a long-lost one at that.Ivan Sergei, whose TV credits also include a run on Crossing Jordan, will surface at Betty's Bar and Grill in the season finale of Lifetime's Army Wives, TVGuide.com has learned.Sergei's character won't arrive with his heart set on a family reunion, however. Rather, he will immediately "make waves with Roxy," sources tell me. (I'll let you read into that what you will... though you'd probably be wrong, darn it.)Army Wives kicks off a string of five new episodes this Sunday, with the Season 2 finale slated for Nov. 2. Matt Mitovich
How I Met Your Mother has cast Barney's brother, and he will be played by... Wayne Brady. Adoption? Half sibling? "The less we say about it, the funnier it will be," exec producer Carter Bays tells Variety. "We like that 'What the hell?' factor." Thus far, Brady is only booked for a single, Nov. 27 appearance, but the role may become recurring (as has Bryan Cranston's gig as Ted's boss).... Per the Hollywood Reporter, Frances Fisher (Titanic) and Ivan Sergei (Charmed) have joined the cast of the USA Network pilot To Love and Die in L.A., respectively playing the mother and love interest of Shiri Appleby's daughter-of-an-assassin.