House of Cards
"I have no patience for useless things." The Machiavellian politician making this pronouncement, in the sinister opening scene of Netflix's instantly gripping shot-across-the-bow miniseries House of Cards, is Francis Underwood (a perfectly reptilian Kevin Spacey). On the surface, he's a team player, a powerful House of Representatives leader in the cynical snake pit of Washington, D.C. The conceit of House of Cards, as it was in the brilliant Emmy-winning 1990 British classic this is based on (first seen in the U.S. on Masterpiece Theater), takes us behind Underwood's mask to reveal the manipulative monster within, a voracious tyrant who doesn't suffer fools gladly and takes no prisoners in his predatory pursuit of power.
Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu
You could accurately say Elementary's version of New York City is a great cesspool into which all the killers of the country are irresistibly drained. Someone's always being murdered. But Martin Ennis (Terry Kinney), the villain in the special episode that will air on CBS after the Super Bowl this Sunday is particularly nasty. For one, he escapes from prison during a medical procedure to give his ailing sister a kidney, just to go on a killing spree.
Christopher Gorham, Piper Perabo
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Tuesday's Season 3 of Covert Affairs. Read at your own risk.]
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Tuesday's episode of Covert Affairs. Read at your own risk.]
CODE NAME Season 3.
INTEL Hot on the Louboutin heels of her first kill at the end of last season, jet-setting CIA agent Annie Walker's world is blown apart by a federal-level shocker that makes other so-called "game changers" look like local government PR stunts. Yes, someone dies. In a horrible way.
"We owe it to the audience to remind them from time to time that there is real jeopardy here," says executive producer Matt Corman of the July 10 jaw-dropping season opener. "Working as a CIA operative has real stakes." It also has perks: So far, production has taken the cast to Morocco, Puerto Rico and Barcelona, and "we have Moscow and the Dominican Republic planned," says Corman's fellow exec producer Chris Ord. "We're hoping to do Dubai. It's a spy show; people expect to go abroad, and that we are able to is really exciting."
THE MISSION Top secret! As...
[SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 3 premiere of Covert Affairs. Read at your own risk.]
Covert Affairs promised a big death during its Season 3 premiere and it delivered in the opening minutes when a car exploded outside of a diner. But who was in the car?
Change is in the air on Covert Affairs.
Not only will someone die on Tuesday's Season 3 premiere (10/9c, USA), but Annie (Piper Perabo) will get a new boss in fabled CIA operative Lena Smith (Sarah Clarke). But don't think that necessarily means it's Joan (Kari Matchett) who's biting the dust.
"Is it Joan? ... There is a connection between....
Piper Perabo, Sarah Clarke
Annie's got a new boss on Covert Affairs!
Exclusive: Sarah Clarke replaces Rebecca Creskoff on Covert Affairs
After working under Joan (Kari Matchett) for two seasons, Annie (Piper Perabo) will be under the wing of ...
Move over, Joan! Annie's got a new mentor.
Hung's Rebecca Creskoff has been cast to recur as Lena Smith, a new mentor and confidant for Annie (Piper Perabo), on Covert Affairs, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Covert Affairs bosses on "bittersweet" finale and what's next for Annie and Auggie
A legendary CIA operative with ...
Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham
[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 2 finale of Covert Affairs. Read at your own risk.]
It finally happened. Annie (Piper Perabo) made a move ...