The current critical and commercial darling of Broadway, The Book of Mormon, unsurprisingly reigned supreme at Sunday night's Tony Awards, taking home nine trophies including Best Musical. Its creators, South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as their collaborator, Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, snagged the honor for Best Book of a Musical.
The Book of Mormon — from the creators of South Park — leads the 65th annual Tony nominations with 14, including best musical and best direction.
The Scottsboro Boys follows with 12 nominations. Both productions will vie for the best musical honors against Catch Me If You Can and Sister Act.
Watch clips from last year's Tonys
Good People, Jerusalem, The Motherf**ker with the Hat and War Horse are up for best play.
The Book of Mormon — written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone — also earned four ...
Appearances are often deceiving on television.
Emmy winner John Larroquette, who wraps his three-episode CSI:NY arc Friday, says the same is definitely true for his character. Larroquette plays Manhattan Chief of Detectives Ted Carver, who first butted heads with Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) over how to handle the media during a sniper case.
Are you watching CSI: NY tonight? Tell us here!
Last week, Mac's team found the body of Carver's sister buried in Central Park, and Mac began to suspect that Carver is somehow connected to the 15-year-old case. Larroquette admits that his character is not blameless, but advises that viewers wait to make up their minds.
"As much as it points toward him being [the villain], that opinion may be altered by the end of the episode," Larroquette says...
Every week, senior editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you heard anything about Ziva's storyline on NCIS' November sweeps episodes? — Carly
ADAM: A special security team will be tasked with protecting Ziva's father (Michael Nouri) when he attends an NCIS conference. Also at the conference: former NCIS agent Riley McCallister, whose troubled past has given him a bit of a hero complex. It's probably no accident that McCallister is played by Michael O'Neill, who learned a lot about gunplay as a Secret Service agent on The West Wing and as the gunman who shot the hell out of Seattle Grace in last year's Grey's Anatomy finale.
Who does Amber Tamblyn play on House? — Peter
MICKEY: House describes her as the "the love child of Einstein and Mary Poppins." The brainiac's bleeding-heart principles of course irk the cranky doc. So he fires her — several times....
CSI: NY had a unique set of challenges heading into its seventh season. The show was moving to Friday nights, where the writers would have to figure out how to resolve last season's "shot in the dark" cliff-hanger involving serial killer Shane Casey (guest star Edward Furlong) and married CSIs Danny (Carmine Giovinazzo) and Lindsay (Anna Belknap) Messer.
Fall TV: Get the scoop on all your favorite returning shows
Then series star Melina Kanakaredes, who played Detective Stella Bonasera since the show premiered, quit just weeks before production began. "We had written six scripts over the break," executive producer Pam Veasey tells TVGuide.com. "We developed stories that were ready to prep for shooting, and all of them involved Stella. Then, the fallout happened."
Veasey says after three days of intense phone calls, she found the cloud's silver lining: Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sela Ward signed on to replace Kanakaredes on the show...