Sex, stripping and hot twentysomethings trying to make it in Hollywood? Yep, welcome to your newest guilty pleasure, The L.A. Complex.
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The new CW series, imported from Canada, features an group of friends living in a seedy motel-style apartment complex struggling to make it in Tinseltown. At the focus is Abby, played by Degrassi alum Cassie Steele, a talented actress who has yet to get her big break. And if you've seen the opening scene of the premiere (the full episode is online), there's nothing glamorous about Abby's or her friends' paths to success. "Quite often people get into very desperate and bad places," Steele tells TVGuide.com. "That's what's interesting [about the show], seeing what people have to deal with on the dark side to get where they want to in life."
Eating brains was only part of the pleasure for Jewel Staite when she guest-starred on Friday's episode of The CW's Supernatural (9/8c).
"I saw that Jensen [Ackles] was directing," Staite tells TVGuide.com. "He's an old friend of mine, so I thought, 'Ooooh, fun! That would be great.' Luckily it all worked out. When you get on a show where one of the actors is directing, it can go either way. Sometimes they can stress out if they have too much on their plate, but he was so calm and so cool and so collected. He just really impressed me. We had some days we didn't even go the full 12 hours of shooting. We were let out early because he knew exactly what he wanted and when he got it, he moved on."
Supernatural returns for its seventh season Friday at 9/8c on The CW with two burning questions: What do you do when you become God? And what do you do when you're the new God's former best friends?
After ingesting all of the souls and their powers in Purgatory last season, Castiel (Misha Collins) declared himself the new God and demanded Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) bow down before him ... or die. Although the brothers have encountered and even defeated their share of demons, angels and other non-humans before, God is a different story.
"In this job, there's no such thing as no such thing."
That clever quip gives us summer Syfy in a nutshell. As spoken by Warehouse 13's glib Secret Service hero Pete Lattimer (the genial Eddie McClintock) to his foxy partner Mika Bering (Joanne Kelly) while both are plastered to a Victorian ceiling by some anti-gravity device or other, we are served the fantastic with a side order of whimsy, with very little ever taken seriously...