Emily VanCamp, Simon Cowell, Zooey Deschanel
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Or have they? That's the question facing several high-profile series entering their sophomore seasons this year. Is New Girl as charming as when we first met her? Did Simon Cowell's complete X Factor overhaul actually pay off? Read on to find out how the sophomore class is shaping up thus far, and what some shows need to do to get back on track...
Remember when Revenge was actually about Emily Thorne avenging her father's death and wrongful life sentence?
When the ABC series premiered last fall, viewers found their new guilty pleasure in watching the soapy, addictive drama that starred Emily VanCamp as an abandoned juvie alum-turned-fearless woman determined to stop at nothing to prove that her father David was not responsible for taking down Flight 197. Although Emily got caught up in a love triangle with Daniel (Josh Bowman) and Jack (Nick Wecshler) along the way, the show rarely veered from its main mission — and that red pen. But has Season 2 lost its way? With its complicated and confusing arcs, the addition of two main characters who aren't very likable — Aidan (Barry Sloane) and Kara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) — and a lack of action and actual vengeance, it seems like Revenge could use some help returning to its freshman season glory.
Just how long can Revenge's Emily Thorne keep her identity a secret, especially when her thought-to-be-dead mom comes back into the picture?
The last time we saw Emily (Emily VanCamp), she thought every piece of evidence that could prove her father's innocence had gone up in flames with the plane carrying Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe). As she stood in shock, Emily's best friend Nolan (Gabriel Mann) dropped another bomb by showing her a video not only incriminating the Graysons, but revealing the mother she thought dead was actually alive. In the upcoming season, premiering Sunday at 9/8c on ABC, Emily will find her long-lost mom, but will continue to painstakingly lie about her identity to keep everyone from finding out she's really Amanda Clarke.
The Botwins — if we can still call them that — said farewell Sunday, with a Weeds series finale that a stoner might describe as... a total bummer, man.
For those who have stayed with Weeds over its eight ever-morphing seasons, it was a nice nugget of nostalgia to hear the original version of "Little Boxes" before the final hour. From there, we flashed eight-odd years into the future, as noted by Stevie's impending Bar Mitzvah. The finale featured several fun, but too-brief cameos from former cast members who breezed in and out as we stumbled toward the main question we hoped this finale might answer: Has Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) learned from her mistakes? And if so, where does she go from here?
Read on to find out where Nancy — and everyone else — ended up:
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Revenge's Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is about to get the mother of all surprises when Jennifer Jason Leigh joins the cast as her long-MIA mom, Kara Wallace Clarke. And just like Leigh's classic Single White Female nut job, Kara has a touch of...
Emily's mom is alive! Amanda is pregnant! But is Victoria really dead? Ever since Revenge's literally explosive Season 1 finale, which saw Queen Grayson's private plane blow up, fans have been clamoring to know just whether the woman they love to hate has really thrown her last Hamptons soiree. Although our money is on a last-minute switcheroo, star Madeleine Stowe was one of only two cast members not present for a special set visit held for reporters Thursday as part of the Television Critics Association fall TV previews. "I think you have to tune in to see how we handle that," creator and executive Mike Kelley said. Added star Gabriel Mann: "She's not saying anything. She hasn't been around. We haven't seen her." Although they were mum about Victoria, Kelley and the show's cast shared 10 other juicy spoilers for the new season.
Revenge casts Jennifer Jason Leigh as Emily's mom
1. It's all coming back to Emily now. Although she looked shocked to learn that her mother was still alive in the season finale, Emily will start to remember the extreme circumstances under which her mom left the picture.
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily VanCamp
Jennifer Jason Leigh is joining Revenge in the highly coveted role of Emily's mysterious mom, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Little is known about Emily's mother, who was...
Martin Short, Aidan Quinn and Grosse Pointe's Lindsay Sloane will be among the actors with multi-episode arcs on the seventh season of Weeds...
Noah Baumbach and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh has filed for divorce from her husband, director Noah Baumbach, after five years of marriage, People reports.
The 48-year-old actress, who co-starred in Showtime's Weeds last year, filed for divorce on Nov. 15 in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing...
Alanis Morissette, Weeds
Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alanis Morissette are coming back for Season 6 of Weeds, a Showtime rep says.
Weeds recruits Terminator star Linda Hamilton
Leigh (Margot at the Wedding), who played Nancy's sister, will appear in...