Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi
PBS is getting back into the sitcom business this Sunday with Vicious, a British series starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi. The show, which has already been picked up for a second season in the U.K., stars McKellen and Jacobi as an elderly gay couple that have been together for 50 years — and given how much they enjoy hurling insults at each other, it shows. Gary Janetti is the sole writer and executive producer on the show; his past credits include Will & Grace and Family Guy. Janetti filled out our TV Guide Magazine Showrunner Survey to explain why we should get Vicious.
Christopher Eccleston and Justin Theroux
"Everybody's ready to feel better," says the mayor of a suburban Anytown that acts as a microcosm of a shattered world in HBO's existentially bleak The Leftovers (Sunday, 10/9c). And chances are you'll require your own pick-me-up after sampling the darkest and most problematic of a new wave of end-times summer series that includes TNT's gung-ho hit The Last Ship and FX's upcoming vampire-virus horror-show The Strain (July 13). With Leftovers, it's a morose case of...
Hello, friends and bannermen. On Sunday's Game of Thrones, The Mountain meted out the trauma, while we dealt with the fallout drama. How did it match up with the books? How did it differ?
This weekly chat series is for fans of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, upon which HBO's fantasy drama is based. It's meant to be a safe haven to discuss spoilers and changes from the novels and how they have played out or will play out in the TV series...
Alfie Allen, Iwan Rheon
Why didn't Theon Greyjoy greet his sister with open arms?
On Sunday's Game of Thrones, King's Landing held its regicide trial, which included at least one surprise guest on the witness stand. And although Tyrion was in the weakest position possible, he was able to surprise everyone. His situation may not have improved, but at least he now has a say in his fate. Who else took control? Who slipped? TVGuide.com breaks down the power shifts in "The Laws of Gods and Men":
Before Season 4 of the epic fantasy series kicks off Sunday (9/8c, HBO), we check in with the Mother of Dragons, the Free Folk and more to see where we left off and what's next.
Every night, Game of Thrones' bloodthirsty Arya Stark recites a "prayer" of names to remind her who she'd like to wreak vengeance upon someday. Chances are that you have your own list of characters you wouldn't mind killing off, especially after last season's horrifying Red Wedding.
"I think you'll find that there's no such thing as an innocent young offender."
Rudy (Joseph Gilgun) just might be right about the two new delinquents who are serving community service with him when the UK's Misfits kicks off its fourth season on Hulu Monday. The irreverent and violent sci-fi series picks up a short time after the heartbreaking events of last season's finale, in which the group lost star-crossed couple Simon (Iwan Rheon) and Alisha (Antonia Thomas) for good.