Jennifer Love Hewitt
On Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: SVU, Jennifer Love Hewitt guest-stars as Vicki, a woman who has been repeatedly raped by the same man for more than a decade.
Hewitt says the role is like nothing she has done before: raw and stripped-down. "Looks-wise, wardrobe-wise, hair-wise, makeup-wise ... [I had to] take everything off and be something that I've never been before. [It] really allowed me emotionally and physically and mentally to go to a different place," she says.
SVU's Neal Baer says premiere was inspired by Vertigo
The most radical departure in NBC's Law & Order: Los Angeles (Wednesday, 10/9c) isn't the new location, but the lack of a portentous "these are their stories" intro. It's not the only thing that has been lost in the transition.
The pilot episode (which includes a brief glimpse of Wanda de Jesus as the police lieutenant, replaced afterward by ...
Joan Cusack, Peter Strauss
"Ripped from the headlines" is the Law & Order franchise's catch phrase, but often times just one nugget of a real-life story is enough to inspire an episode.
This season's premiere slightly borrowed from the story of Jaycee Dugard (who was kidnapped and found to be living with her captor years later), added an element of the Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novack film Vertigo about remaking someone you love, and combined it with the idea of installing RFID chips in your kids to trace their every move.
David Alan Grier
David Alan Grier is heading to Law & Order: SVU.
Grier, 54, will play defense attorney Jeremy Swift in an upcoming episode called "Branded," scheduled to air October 20, a show rep tells TVGuide.com. He joins previously announced guests Michael Gladis and Kevin Alejandro, who will play rape victims who are brutally abused.
Most Castle fans already know that when the mystery drama checks in for Season 3, our favorite crime-solving odd couple will still be dancing around their feelings for one another. More surprising is that viewers will also see Castle on the other side of the law after he returns from his romantic Hamptons getaway. "It's one of those things — be careful what you wish for," star Nathan Fillion tells TVGuide.com about his character's arrest in Monday's season opener.
And that's just the first episode. The show's cast and crew revealed what other surprises are in store for Season 3, including a cross-country trip and a possible cameo from one of True Blood's main...
Skeet Ulrich and Mariska Hargitay
Crossover alert! In Law & Order: SVU's September 29 episode, Mariska Hargitay's Det. Olivia Benson leaves New York for Los Angeles, where she joins forces with Skeet Ulrich's Det. Rex Winters—the central character in the new Law & Order: Los Angeles (which debuts that night at 10/9c, on NBC).
It's an issue close to...
Jennifer Love Hewitt
After whispering to ghosts and playing a masseuse in a summer TV movie, Jennifer Love Hewitt is taking on the most serious role of her career. "In our third hour, airing September 29, Jennifer will be playing a woman named Vicki who has been raped multiple times and is afraid to leave her house," Law & Order: SVU executive producer Neal Baer tells me exclusively. "One of the reasons we wanted to do this episode is because it addresses Mariska Hargitay's passion for rape kits, which can help gather evidence to convict the rapists. But for some reason these kits have been sitting around unopened in cities all over the country."
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Jennifer Love Hewitt
Maybe I just needed a brief respite from the summer glut of crime dramas, but what a relief to watch a few hours of guilty-pleasurable TV that takes itself the opposite of seriously.
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Fans of high-camp/big-heart TV are in for a treat Monday night, as Logo unveils RuPaul's Drag U, a garish yet unexpectedly touching spin-off of the similarly over-the-top gender-bending RuPaul's Drag Race, that America's Next Top Model clone (though much more entertaining) where drag divas claw it out for top honors.
Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List
Jennifer Love Hewitt is well aware of possible judgments about her character in the Lifetime film The Client List: a married mother of three turned prostitute.
Bring it on -- that's part of the fun, she says.
"You do root for her and you do judge her, and you love that you judge her and by the end of it, you really forgive her for all that she's done," the 31-year-old Hewitt says. "Sometimes the best role models, and the people you should look up to the most, are the ones who...
Greg Grunberg will be sticking around on NBC for at least another season.
NBC picks up three more series for 2010-11 season
Since Heroes has been canceled...