Glenn Close and Rose Byrne
Dark and twisty from start to finish, the legal thriller Damages doesn't quite deliver on its season-long promise to give bloodthirsty rivals Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons the courtroom showdown many fans have long awaited. Which doesn't mean tonight's series finale (DirecTV's Audience Network, 9/8c) is short on fireworks between Glenn Close (a two-time Emmy winner as Patty) and Rose Byrne, who by the time the various convoluted plot strands play out, conclude "we both have plenty of blood on our hands."
Bloody, yes, if at times a bit...
Jimmy Fallon, Charlie Grandy
For his leap into primetime as an executive producer, late night host Jimmy Fallon partnered up with his former Saturday Night Live colleague Charlie Grandy (as well as Amy Ozols) to create the new NBC sitcom Guys With Kids. It's a topic that Grandy (whose credits also include The Office and The Daily Show), the father of three little ones, knows well. The show stars Anthony Anderson, Zach Cregger and Jesse Bradford as thirtysomething guys adjusting to fatherhood. Fallon and Grandy explain why these Guys are dolls.
Jimmy Fallon is in talks to host the 2013 Academy Awards, with his former Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels producing the broadcast, according to the Los Angeles Times.
But executives from ABC, which broadcasts the Oscars, are not happy about the choice, the paper says. The reason? Fallon's late-night talk show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which is also produced by Michaels, airs on rival network NBC.
Comedian Fred Willard seems to have no problem laughing off his recent lewd conduct arrest.
During an interview on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,Willard's first television appearance since the incident at a Hollywood adult movie theater, the 78-year-old actore was all jokes. "You know, let me say this: It's the last time I'm going to listen to my wife when she says, 'Why don't you go out and see a movie?'" Willard said.
It would be nice to hope, as NBC does, that the ratings magnet of the Summer Olympics, opening Friday, will somehow magically transform the network's sagging fortunes with its "incredible promotional platform" (as NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt put it). To that end, NBC will sneak-peek two of its new comedies with commercial-free premieres on pivotal nights of the games, and tease a high-profile new drama on another. Much of NBC's fall lineup will launch ahead of the official premiere week in late September, in hopes of capitalizing on the momentum the Olympics provides.
Guys With Kids, Jimmy Fallon
When Jimmy Fallon got the idea for his new NBC comedy Guys with Kids, he knew exactly what he wanted to call it — and it wasn't Guy with Kids.
"[My producing partner Amy Ozols and I] were just talking about all the guys we were seeing around New York City and Times Square with the Baby Bjorns and [babies] on the backs of their bikes," Fallon said via satellite at NBC's Television Critics Association fall TV previews Tuesday. "We were just like, 'These are like young, good-looking guys embracing the roles of dad.' We both said at the same time, 'DILFS'! When we pitched the idea for DILFS ... NBC said, 'Yeah, we probably can't call the show DILFS, so we'll have to change that.'"
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Alec Baldwin, Jessica Lange
The nominations are in for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, and many of the actors and showrunners who received nods have expressed their gratitude — and, in some cases, surprise.
See what the stars had to say:
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries: "I want to thank the academy for honoring American Horror Story. ... It's been wonderful to work on a show with such talented actors and the fabulous creative team of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and all the brilliant writers who make Constance such an interesting character to play."
Our top moments of the week:
13. Most Unexpected House Call: As a physician's assistant in a concierge medical practice, Divya is used to making house calls on Royal Pains. But she is very taken aback, and rightfully so, when her mother comes to her late at night against her father's strict wishes. Her mother drops the bombshell that she has left Divya's father and needs a place to stay. Who's ready for some major mother-daughter bonding?
12. Worst Poker Face: It's sex education time on ...
Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore married art dealer Will Kopelman Saturday in Montecito, Calif., People reports.
The pregnant actress, 37, and her beau tied the knot at her home in front of guests including...