Showtime's competitive juices aren't limited to the arena of scripted entertainment. Now the pay cable network is challenging HBO's Real Sports franchise by turning to masters of long-form narrative with the launch of 60 Minutes Sports (10/9c). Among the segments in Wednesday's premiere: a closer-up profile by Bob Simon of FC Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi, whose prowess at 25 was demonstrated in last Sunday's 60 Minutes piece on the Barcelona team.
Frankie Heck is not going to let the pinch steal Christmas.
The Middle's stretched-thin, harried mother (played by Patricia Heaton) has a scant $20 to spend on gifts for her three kids this year. Ever the problem solver, she cracks to her unflappable quarry-manager husband Mike (Neil Flynn): "I'll fake my own death!" This way, she says, when she appears very much alive on Christmas morning, her children will be so happy they won't care that there aren't any presents.
Law & Order: SVU district attorney Rafael Barba (Raul Esparza) better bring his A-game.
The long-running NBC procedural has snagged Malcolm in the Middle mom Jane Kaczmarek to battle the DA in...
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 5
90210 (The CW)
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte tests out his acting skills when he makes a cameo appearance at a resort where Naomi and Max are staying. (Episode pre-empted from last week because of Hurricane Sandy.)
Reunited and it feels so good!
The cast of Malcolm in the Middle held a reunion recently, the first time they had all been together since the Fox comedy went off the air six years ago, according to star Frankie Muniz, who tweeted photos of the event.