Sure, everyone knows that Thanksgiving is this week. But fans of The Good Wife have another reason to be thankful aside from the requisite turkey and stuffing coming to a dinner table near you. This Sunday marks the drama's 100th episode (9/8c, CBS), and boy, does the show deliver. Already in the middle of an acclaimed, high-octane season, the 100th episode includes the return of several fan-favorite guest stars, a suspenseful (and very personal!) legal case, some juicy new...
Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf
USA's medical drama pilot from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix is heating up.
After casting Terra Nova star Jason O'Mara in the lead...
Jason O'Mara may have lost his badge when Vegas was cancelled, but he's moved on in a big way. The Irish actor has an arc on The Good Wife starting this Sunday (Nov. 24 at 9/8c on CBS); the starring role in Complications, USA medical drama pilot from exec producer Matt Nix (Burn Notice); and not least, he's Batman in the upcoming animated movie Justice League: War. O'Mara shares his good news with TV Guide Magazine.
Jason O'Mara will star in USA's drama pilot Complications, the network announced Tuesday.
The Terra Nova star will play John Ellis, an ER doctor who saves a boy's life in a drive-by shooting. Upon finding out the boy's life is still in jeopardy, John decides to look after the child at all costs. Burn Notice's Matt Nix will executive-produce.
There's a new attorney heading to The Good Wife.
Former Vegas and Terra Nova star Jason O'Mara has booked a "high-profile recurring role" on the CBS drama, Deadline reports.
It's only natural for AMC's Mad Men to be consumed with thoughts of mortality as it heads further into the turbulent late '60s in its sixth and reportedly next-to-last season of existence. A year ago, the central set piece in the premiere was a surprise birthday party. This time, it's a similarly eventful wake. And that's not the only way in which Sunday's two-hour opener (9/8c), written by series creator Matthew Weiner, drives the death-comes-to-us-all theme home with such sledgehammer relentlessness and obviousness that for the first time, I began to think maybe it is time for this beautifully crafted series to start thinking about giving up the ghost. There's no denying the importance of a show that manages to win four well-deserved best-drama Emmys in its first four times at bat — I didn't hesitate to include Mad Men among the Top 10 in a recent "60 Greatest Dramas of All Time" package in TV Guide Magazine. But does it have to be this self-important?
Katharine McPhee, Jeremy Jordan
Someone should make a musical about the remaking of Smash between its first and second seasons. Let's call it Phantom of the Rewrite.
Or maybe The (New) Producers, seeing how NBC replaced the original creator/showrunner in hopes of calming this elaborate backstage drama's own behind-the-scenes creative turmoil, which manifested on screen in turgid and oft-ridiculed soap opera between the splashy production numbers (which are still mostly terrific). Smash 2.0 (Tuesday, 9/8c) wastes no time addressing, while slyly commenting on, the show's problem spots, many involving Debra Messing's character, insecure lyricist-librettist Julia Houston. Her dull husband, cloddish son and needy lover? History. Her hideous scarves? Mocked. Also soon to be gone. Along with reviled characters like the scheming, lurking Ellis and Karen's cheating ex, Dev.
Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis
CBS' new drama Vegas has made a lot of headlines by putting its money on Dennis Quaid, who's making his debut on series television. But is the network also taking a bit of a gamble?
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Quaid plays real-life rancher-turned-sheriff Ralph Lamb, who begrudgingly agrees to police 1960s Las Vegas against Michael Chiklis' Vincent Savino and other mobsters who are trying to get a foothold in the casinos. Although the drama is built on a CBS-friendly, case-of-the-week model, it's also a set in the past. And last season's The Playboy Club and Pan Am are non-living proof that period pieces can struggle to find an audience.
Executive producer Nicholas Pileggi, the man behind such mob stories as Goodfellas and Casino, isn't worried. "This is a fascinating period," he tells TVGuide.com...
Dennis Quaid, Jonny Lee Miller
CBS has released trailers for its new fall series Elementary, Partners and more. Check them out below.
Dennis Quaid, Johnny Lee Miller
CBS has ordered seven new series, including an 1960s-set drama starring Dennis Quaid and a comedy from the creators Will & Grace.
Vegas tells the true story of Ralph Lamb (Quaid) — a rodeo cowboy-turned-longtime Las Vegas Sheriff. Nicholas Pileggi and Without a Trace's Greg Walker will write and...