Aaron O'Connell and John Schneider
Should he call Olivia Pope? Jim Cryer, the cock-o-the-walk judge played by John Schneider on OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots, wants to be the next Georgia governor but that dream could be dashed if he doesn't get his clan under control. When Tyler Perry's steamy, rowdy sudser returns Tuesday (9/8c), Jim's drug-addict son, Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell), has left two people near death after a hit-and-run driving spree. That's not Dad's only headache: His bipolar daughter Amanda (Jaklyn Betham) has teamed with his favorite hooker, Candace (Tika Sumpter), in a revenge lawsuit against him. And his bitter, high-strung wife, Katheryn (Renee Lawson), who hate his guts and knows his dirt, could blow at any moment. No worries! Schneider tells TV Guide Magazine why his badass character won't be losing his cool.
It's so hard finding good shows about help these days.
PBS' hit Brit import Downton Abbey, which humanizes the servants and nobility with equal sensitivity and wit, is an exception. In the second cable series within a month depicting the class divide between the unhappy rich and the equally conflicted domestics who tidy their fabulous homes if not their messy lives, both extremes of the economic scale are patronized with cartoonish levels of camp and melodrama.
If you liked Marc Cherry's Desperate Housewives, then you're pretty much already seen Lifetime's Devious Maids — what's next, Dangerous Masseuses? The characters and situations may be different, but creator/executive producer Cherry's signature tone of arch cattiness leavened with sentimental schmaltz is unmistakable...
Tika Sumpter and John Schneider
John Schneider is about to make J.R. Ewing look like a wimp. The former Smallville and Dukes of Hazzard fave is starring in Tyler Perry's feverish new OWN sudser The Haves and the Have Nots as patriarch Jim Cryer, a fantastically wealthy, power-mad judge who intends to become Georgia's next governor. Yet he's happy to risk it all for the company of some high-priced hookers.
"This is the role that may finally get people to stop calling me Bo Duke," says Schneider, who notes he hasn't gone this dark since he played porn mogul Ram Peters on Nip/Tuck. "I'm usually cast as the guy who lives on a dirt road — the one who'll be there to sandbag your house when you need help. That ain't Cryer."
When Chord Overstreet failed to come to contractual terms with the producers of Glee over the summer, his character, Sam Evans, was abruptly written off. (In the season premiere, it was explained that his out-of-work father had landed a job in Kentucky.)
On December 6, viewers finally get some resolution when Chord returns to McKinley High just when New Directions needs him most...
Glee has cast Guiding Light actress Tanya Clarke to play mom to Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet), Entertainment Weekly reports.
Gleeks will meet Mary Evans in the Dec. 6 episode and the role may...
Get ready to meet Trouty Mouth's dad!
Smallville alum John Schneider has landed the role of Sam's father and will first appear in this season's...
Erica Durance and Tom Welling
It took 10 years for Smallville's Clark Kent (Tom Welling) to finally become Superman — but it took a run-in with one of his greatest foes to get there.
The series finale opened on an intriguing flashforward into the future, as...
Smallville started with a story known 'round the world: An alien crash-lands on Earth, where he's found by a couple who have been desperate, but unable to have a child. Little did they know that the child they would adopt as their own would become a superhero and the world's savior.
10 things to know about the Smallville series finale
But first, he'd have to get through high school, the heartache of losing his first love, and 150 or so power-hungry bad guys. Over its 10-year run, Smallville explored the growing pains of the human, not-so-super side of Clark Kent (Tom Welling), while tipping its hat to his future greatness. Executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders talk to TVGuide.com about his journey from awkward teen to Superman. It all began with giving the future do-gooder some flaws...
Tom Welling and Erica Durance
Smallville (Friday, 8/7c, The CW)
After 10 seasons of learning-curve, rite-of-passage superheroics, how better to graduate Clark Kent from Smallville than a super-sized two-hour series finale. Michael Rosenbaum returns as Lex Luthor (as fans chant, "It's about time"), and there will be appearances as well ...
Tom Welling and Erica Durance
The moment Smallville fans have been waiting 10 years for has arrived: Clark Kent is finally becoming Superman. As the future Man of Steel prepares to take on adversary Darkseid, who is determined to corrupt Earth and its inhabitants, he will have to face the return of another foe and the challenge of realizing his destiny.
With the end approaching, here are the 10 things to know about the series finale from executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson: