Castle (Monday, 10/9c, ABC)
Who's that heroic looking interloper muscling into Beckett and Castle's turf? That would be former Heroes star Adrian Pasdar, guesting in a tense two-parter as a fed who takes over a murder investigation that exposes a conspiracy with calamitous implications for the city. (Sounds like a job for Jack Bauer, but those days are over.) In other sweeps stunt-casting news, over on CBS's Hawaii Five-0 in the same hour, Danno's brother comes to paradise, a hedonistic Wall Street broker played by comedian Dane Cook. A mad bomber is also on the loose, which might actually be a welcome diversion if Cook tries to do stand-up.
The Good Wife (Tuesday, 10/9c, CBS)
The great guest stars keep coming, but at least one represents a welcome comeback: Gary Cole reprising his role as Diane's ruggedly handsome and politically opposite sometimes-beau Kurt McVeigh. The ballistics expert returns as her client, after he's sued over testimony he gave in the murder trial of a newly exonerated cop killer. Also on deck in this busy episode: Jerry Stiller as a narcoleptic judge, and Ugly Betty's America Ferrera as the illegal nanny of Peter's campaign rival Wendy Scott-Carr, which puts her on Eli Gold's radar.
In another story ripped straight from the headlines, America Ferrera joins The Good Wife for an upcoming three-episode arc. Ferrera, who first appears in the 15th episode, will play a college student who is an undocumented alien and wants to become an American citizen. "She's only known America, and she may be exposed as undocumented. [The story deals with] what ...
America Ferrera is heading to The Good Wife for three episodes, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 26-year-old actress will join the CBS drama as Natalie, a graduate student who catches the eye of the much-older Eli (Alan Cumming), Peter's campaign manager. This will be the first post-Ugly Betty gig for the Emmy winner.
Our top TV moments of the week:
11. Worst Delivery: During the announcement of the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, Rizzoli & Isles star Angie Harmon jokes that there's a name missing from the list of TV drama actress contenders: hers. "I'm confident Angie Harmon is in there for Rizzoli & Isles," she says. "I said it," co-announcer Rosario Dawson says, playing along. "Yeah, that's totally fine. It's fine," Harmon says. Crickets.
10. Most Feel-Good Moment: Just when The Sing-Off's Jerry Lawson and the Talk of the Town put on their...
Get ready to meet Ben Stiller's parents — online.
The actor has teamed up with Yahoo! to produce an Internet series featuring his parents, comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, commenting on current affairs, Yahoo! Chief Marketing Officer Elisa Steele told Britain's The Guardian.
"Ben had a great idea, he started to talk to us and it was a good fit with Yahoo!" Steele said. "We intend to launch ...