It's May Day (as in: mayday!) for the Russian spies — and just about everyone else — in the taut first-season finale of FX's emotionally engrossing The Americans (Wednesday, 10/9c). Chivalry is not dead, even in the estranged not-quite-marriage of embedded KGB operatives Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell), as they prepare for a dangerous mission that could be a set-up, with lots of jockeying and posturing between husband (who wants to protect while serving) and wife (who's adamant about following orders to the letter) about who's going to risk everything, including their "normal" family life, to walk into what might be a trap.
Michael J Fox
The broadcast networks are desperate for your attention. They know that you're overwhelmed with their programming and distracted by cable, the Internet and now even streaming services. Plus, they didn't produce a new major hit this season, and their ratings are suffering for it.
That's why this year's crop of nearly 100 series pilots at the five networks (48 comedy and 50 drama from the five networks) is all about being big: big stars, big producers, big concepts.
J.K. Simmons has been tapped as Ben's replacement on Parks and Recreation, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Calm down, Ben (Adam Scott) and Leslie (Amy Poehler) fans! Your favorite civic-minded couple isn't breaking up...
J.K. Simmons, John Michael Higgins
Men at Work's boss is back, and this time, it's for good.
The Closer's J.K. Simmons, who first appeared last season as the intimidating owner/publisher of Full Steam magazine and Amy's dad P.J. Jordan, will return in a recurring role in Season 2, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Exclusive first look: Bones' Joel David Moore joins Men at Work
This upcoming season will see Simmons go head-to-head with John Michael Higgins (Best in Show, Happily Divorced), who has been cast as...
One of the things I'll miss most about Brenda Leigh Johnson is her sweet tooth: that secret compulsion and most shameful addiction indulged by the Deputy Chief of the LAPD's Major Crimes Division whenever she reaches for that overstuffed top desk drawer, a Pavlovian response to the nerve-wracking stress of her high-profile job. In a more typical L.A. crime story, the hard-driving boss reveals a weakness for booze. With Brenda, it's the soothing waft of chocolate when she peels back the foil from a Ding Dong, savoring the guilty pleasure.
TNT's The Closer is coming to an end — and perhaps so is Brenda Leigh Johnson's obsession with her work.
In Monday's new episode (9/8c, TNT), the first of the show's final six hours, Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick) is still adjusting to the Los Angeles Police Department's newly instated "Johnson Rule." The mandate — which...
Last December, Kyra Sedgwick could be found conducting one of her hissing interrogations, the kind riveting enough to win her a Lead Actress Emmy; the kind she usually performs in a tiny, unadorned room at LAPD headquarters. Only, for "The Last Word," the 109th and final episode ever of TNT's hit procedural The Closer, Sedgwick's Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson is prying information out of a terrified witness while standing in a puffy black parka and thick beige scarf in a remote, windy part of Griffith Park.
Since The Closer debuted in 2005, it's been...
Alexandra Breckenridge will guest-star in an upcoming episode of TBS' new comedy Men at Work, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
The American Horror Story and True Blood alum has been cast as...
One of the world's most popular superheroes, Spider-Man has starred in at least half a dozen cartoon series (and one live-action show) over the last 45 years. The latest version, Disney XD's Ultimate Spider Man, premieres Sunday and puts a new spin on the famed webslinger by placing him in a universe with other Marvel Comics characters.
Tonight's bracing premiere of the seventh and final season of TNT's top-rated basic-cable series The Closer involves a chest-thumping rap star, lifeless bodies by the handful and an interrogation scene like no other. Viewers are also introduced to the season's ongoing plotline, which hovers over the show's various murder cases: a wrongful-death lawsuit against the LAPD's Major Crimes deputy chief Brenda Leigh Johnson that threatens to take her whole team down with her.
"I've always said the way she ...