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Will anything surprise us about the upcoming episodes of Once Upon a Time? — Megan
NATALIE: We know that the flashbacks lead to Regina enacting the curse, but coming trips to the past may surprise you. "We're going to show you some things in our world that you didn't even think were an option," executive producer Edward Kitsis says. Will we see flashbacks to other lands — say, Oz? Kitsis remains coy. "[They'll] center on our characters, but in surprising ways."
I loved the flash-forward of Marshall becoming a judge on How I Met Your Mother. When will he be sworn in? —David
ADAM: Like basically everything else on this show, that day is "a little way down the road." Lily, on the other hand, might be considering a career switch...
A familiar face is returning for Smash's second season.
Bernadette Peters will reprise her role as Leigh Conroy, the mother of Megan Hilty's Ivy, Vulture reports.
Bernadette Peters on Smash, Karen's lack of desperation and what she'd do on Glee
Smash has tapped another musical veteran for its upcoming season.
Nikki Blonsky, who starred in the 2007 film version of Hairspray, has landed a recurring role in NBC's Broadway drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Though there's no word on who she'll be playing, Smash star Wes Brown broke the casting news by tweeting a picture of the actress on set.
Jesse L. Martin
Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin is heading to NBC's musical series Smash, Deadline reports.
Lost's Terry O'Quinn is coming back to ABC for the hourlong drama pilot Hallelujah, a network rep confirms.
From Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, the project centers on a small Tennessee town that is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil. However, things change when a...
Law & Order: Los Angeles
After spending the summer playing Nelson Mandela for the upcoming film Winnie, Terrence Howard just couldn't let go of the South African president-activist so easily. So he found a way to bring Mandela to his newest role, Deputy District Attorney Jonah "Joe" Dekker on Law & Order: Los Angeles.
"The most important part of him was his legal appetite and his appetite for moral rightness. When we finished the movie, I wasn't finished being a lawyer," Howard told reporters on a conference call Tuesday.
Law & Order: Los Angeles' Terrence Howard says character is show's "moral compass"
Added executive producer Rene Balcer: "He did the read-through in Nelson Mandela's voice. That was quite an experience to hear...
Jesse L. Martin by Jason Kempin/ WireImage.com
Jesse L. Martin is coming back to TV.Less than a year after defecting from Law & Order, the actor is in talks to return to NBC in the midseason drama The Philanthropist, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Martin, who spent nine years on L&O, would portray Philip Maidstone, business partner and friend of lead Teddy Rist (James Purefoy), an altruistic billionaire who helps those in need worldwide.Production is expected to begin soon. The series is slated for a spring premiere with a truncated episode order, down from the original 13. Are you excited to see Martin back on TV? Joyce Eng
Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green by Virginia Sherwood/NBC Photo
The least that a key team player can expect when his (or her) time comes to depart the unstoppable Law & Order is a memorable farewell. No slinking off into the sunset for Jesse L. Martin. No Is this because Im a lesbian? nonsense, as befitted the hapless Elisabeth Rohm (arguably the most inept cast member in its 18-season history). Martins character of Ed Green, who bridges the past as the last detective to serve alongside the late Jerry Orbachs legendary Lenny Briscoe, hangs it up tonight in a powerful episode that unearths some disturbing secretsat least one harking back to how he coped with losing his partnerbehind Greens typically professional demeanor.Im truly sorry to see Martin go at this juncture of the shows history. After a number of seasons of uneven cast chemistryI pretty much bailed during the dark years of Rohm, Fred Thompson and even Dennis Farina (who seemed too much like a TV ch...
Question: How will Jesse L. Martin leaving Law & Order affect the show? He has been the anchor of the "law" half since the departure of Jerry Orbach. Any word on who will replace him? On a related note, is NBC going to keep Law & Order: Criminal Intent, or is USA going to get it back when the show goes back into production?
Answer: Last I saw, Anthony Anderson (K-Ville) was still in talks to step into Martin's shoes as the other half of the detective team (opposite Jeremy Sisto). Fans tend to hate the revolving-door policy on this show, but Law & Order has survived many cast changes over the years in both the "law" and "order" halves, and I don't see this as being more disruptive than most. (Losing Orbach was without a doubt the most serious and tragic blow to date.) As for Criminal Intent, it is first and foremost a USA Network series now, and new episodes will continue to air on USA, with an NBC window to follow, should the network choose ...
Jesse L. Martin by Jason Kempin/WireImage.com
After nine years of playing Det. Ed Green (and after many months of speculation), Jesse L. Martin is expected to leave NBC's Law & Order. Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that Martin, who had originally signed on for at least 13 episodes this season, will film one more show in which his alter ego is written off the canvas. Perhaps filling the void left by Martin will be Anthony Anderson, who is said to be in final talks to join L&O. Anderson (most recently of Fox's short-lived K-Ville) would play a new detective partnered with Jeremy Sisto's Lupo.Related: Movie news: Jesse L. Martin to play Marvin Gaye L&O Signs Vet, Intent Stars; But Who's the New ADA?