When choosing his next television project, former House executive producer Greg Yaitanes simply wanted to get out of a hospital.
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And so, he landed on Banshee, the latest sexy, pulpy thriller in Cinemax's expanding slate of original programming. Also produced by True Blood creator Alan Ball, the show takes its title from the quiet Pennsylvania town in which it's set. But the relative calm of the rural Amish country locale is quickly upset when a recently freed ex-con (Antony Starr) comes to town and, in a violent twist of fate, assumes the identity of the new town sheriff Lucas Hood.
Even though Yaitanes was looking to get away from lupus and lab coats, he says he found more similarities between Banshee and House than he first considered. "Lucas Hood and Gregory House both play by their own rules, and both characters are emotionally immature," he tells TVGuide.com. "They've been stunted in a moment in time...
Next Friday, it will all be over for fans of Fox's super-freaky but deeply heartfelt sci-fi extravaganza Fringe. And quite a ride it's been, through parallel universes and surreal head trips and baffling time leaps, landing its heroes into a climactic war for humanity's survival against the invading Observers, oppressive Mean Baldies from the future who favor intellect over pesky emotion.
Just months after stepping down from his showrunner duties on True Blood, Alan Ball is getting to debut his new Cinemax series Banshee.
The action series, also executive-produced by House vet Greg Yaitanes, will premiere on...
Dancing with the Stars's results show this week features performances by Ciara (singing "Like a Boy"), Josh Groban ("So She Dances") and Survivor (holy flashback, "Eye of the Tiger").... Jonathan Silverman's arc on fiancée Jennifer Finnigan's Close to Home begins this Friday. Look for my Q&A with the In Case of Emergency star on Wednesday.... Andy Garcia (Ocean's Eleven) is Angie's con man brother on George Lopez April 17.... Ivana Milicevic (Love Monkey) visits Ugly Betty on April 19.... Bob Barker's previously announced How I Met Your Mother appearance happens April 30, when Barney is asked to "Come on down!" (Hurry, dude, before George takes over.)
On Tuesday at 10pm/ET, Ed's Tom Cavanagh returns to television as the star of CBS' Love Monkey, a dramedy about Tom Farrell, a record exec whose professional life — and in turn, love life — is turned upside down when his idealism is deemed idiotic by his boss. Serving as buds to Tom are 90210's Jason Priestley, Crash's Larenz Tate, Christopher Wiehl and Judy Greer, while Ivana Milicevic plays the music-biz babe who just might cure what ails him. TVGuide.com talked to the familiar-looking femme about Monkeying around, all the "love" in her life, and her surprising Hollywood crush.
TVGuide.com: How on earth am I going to work the name Love Monkey into this Q&A's title?
Ivana Milicevic: Hmmm, let's t