Fall TV is upon us!
Your favorite TV shows are returning in just a few short weeks — some of them with radical changes. (We're looking at you, Glee and Grey's Anatomy.) Will your favorite characters be shacking up with someone new, getting new jobs or — sniff -- dying? You'll have to check TVGuide.com in the coming weeks to get the scoop on all things fall TV!
For now, our editors have compiled a lengthy list of things we hope to see happen on TV this year. Keep in mind that these are wishes near and dear to our hearts and do not reflect any actual upcoming plots (yet!). Check it out:
Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel
There may be hope for New Girl's Nick and Jess on the horizon!
The budding relationship between Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and roommate Nick (Jake M. Johnson) became as adorkable as the leading lady over the first season, and fanse began rooting for the pair to take their friendship to the next level. That was exactly what executive producer Liz Meriwether wanted. "I like to torture people," she jokes of the will-they-or-won't-they tension between the duo.
There will be a new face joining Criminal Minds' Behavioral Analysis Unit this fall.
Jeanne Tripplehorn joins the cast in Season 8 as Alex Blake, a veteran FBI agent who specializes in linguistics. She fills the void of the departing Emily Prentiss after Paget Brewster opted to leave the series at the end of last season. Some viewers may be suspicious of the new character, but executive producer Erica Messer tells TVGuide.com that that's just fine — apparently a few of the team members will share that feeling.
Jeanne Tripplehorn joins Criminal Minds as series regular
"When we meet Alex Blake, it is also Morgan [Shemar Moore] and Garcia's first time meeting her because they have actually been away on...
Michael C. Hall, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Matthew Morrison
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Matthew Gray Gubler
The doctor is (staying) in the house.
Criminal Minds star Matthew Gray Gubler, who plays Dr. Reid, has signed a deal to stay on the CBS procedural for an additional two years.
Criminal Minds boss: I don't want a new Prentiss next year
Cast members Gubler and...
Jeanne Tripplehorn is joining Criminal Minds as a series regular, CBS announced Thursday.
The Big Love alum will replace Paget Brewster, who left the series this spring.
New girl, meet the ex-girl.
Big Love alum Jeanne Tripplehorn has booked a recurring role on New Girl as the former wife of Jess' upcoming new love interest, played by Dermot Mulroney, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
When things heat up between Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and...
They rarely make TV-movies like Lifetime's Five (Monday, 9/8c) anymore, and I really wish they would. A sensitively told issue-of-the-week anthology in the classic life-affirming tear-jerker tradition, the high-profile talent is on both sides of the camera in these intertwined vignettes dealing with breast cancer. Though the subject matter is wrenching, the tone here is more about emotional uplift, emphasizing the importance of bringing loved ones along for the fight.
Jeanne Tripplehorn and Patricia Clarkson
For Jeanne Tripplehorn, her role in FIVE served as a reminder.
"A few months ago I got a phone call saying that Jennifer [Aniston] and Marta [Kauffman, co-creator of Friends] were doing the project and I immediately said yes," says Tripplehorn. "When we started filming, I realized that I hadn't had a mammogram in two years. So I rushed out to get one immediately. My wish is that when people see this film, it will remind them to do the same."
Doing its part for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lifetime is giving us FIVE (Monday, 9/8c) . The quintet of five short films was directed by Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keys, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris.
About 20 minutes each, the stories — with stars including Tripplehorn, Rosario Dawson, Ginnifer Goodwin and Patricia Clarkson — deal with the emotional roller coaster that breast cancer patients and their families endure. The women's stories run...
Molly Parker has joined the upcoming drama The Firm, its network NBC has announced.
The Deadwood and Swingtown alum will star as Abby, the wife of protagonist Mitchell McDeer (Josh Lucas), who played a key role in his bringing down a mob-related Memphis law firm...