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I know you guys have some hints about Lost's finale. Don't hold out. — Joseph
TIM: ABC's promos spoil that Sawyer, Kate and Juliet return to the island, so we asked Patrick Fischler (aka the Dharma Initiative's Phil) what could possibly turn the sub around. "Let me see, how do I put this? Sawyer," he said. Fischler says Phil plays an "interesting part" in a season finale that answers lots of questions, but ends with a game-changing cliff-hanger. Might Phil face the music for belting Juliet last week? "I think Sawyer may have to have a little payback," says Fischler. Look for our full Q&A with the actor, whose credits also include Southland and Mad Men, next week.
What can you spill about the Grey's Anatomy season finale? Are we definitely saying goodbye to George and T.R. Knight? — Kellie
MATT: Yes, there are rumors swirling that the finale not only paves the way for George's departure ...
Premiering Sunday, Jan. 13, at 9 pm/ET, and then continuing Tuesday and Wednesday night, CBS' Comanche Moon miniseries — based on Larry McMurtry's best-selling Lonesome Dove prequel — follows Texas Rangers Woodrow F. Call (Karl Urban) and Augustus "Gus" McCrae (Steve Zahn) as they deal with the tensions of life in the Old West. TVGuide.com spoke with Urban (the Lord of the Rings films' Eomer) about his latest wild venture. Plus: The best sneak peek he could let slip regarding his role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the much-anticipated Star Trek origin film.
TVGuide.com: What drew you to this project? Obviously, playing a young Tommy Lee Jones is not to be taken lightly.Urban: Yeah, well I didn't approach it like that. That'd be a mistake. I based my performance on the lite
Will the space cadets we meet in J.J. Abrams' much-anticipated Star Trek origin film aptly mirror the eventual Enterprise crew we now know and love? Karl Urban, who plays Dr. McCoy, tells TVGuide.com: "The movie is very, very faithful to the spirit of the original series and the characters that were created in the '60s." For example, Urban's Bones "is the lovable, irascible humanist that he has always been [and] a good friend of Jim Kirk." That said, he believes "J.J. is going to reinvigorate this franchise in a fresh and exciting way."Can Trek fans look forward to young Bones delivering one of his trademark "I'm a doctor, not a [blank]" lines? "I can't say!" Urban, who stars CBS' Comanche Moon (premiering Jan. 13), answers with a laugh. "I would love to tell you, but... I'm not allowed to say."
As previewed last week, Chris Pine (Just My Luck, Smokin' Aces) has signed on to play James Tiberius Kirk in J.J. Abrams' increasingly anticipated Star Trek feature film. The future Enterprise crew is now complete, with the further addition of country singer The Lord of the Rings' Karl Urban as Leonard "Bones/I'm a Doctor, Not a Bricklayer" McCoy.With shooting to begin next month, now we just need a script that sings and uniforms that aren't, like, absolutely goofy.
Question: Has Julian McMahon ever been in the running to be the next Bond? He's the only actor I can think of who'd be as perfect a fit for the role as Pierce Brosnan.Answer: The legendary search for Scarlett O'Hara has nothing on the quest for Bond, James Bond. Julian McMahon, the charismatic, Australian-born star of TV's Nip/Tuck has been mentioned as a candidate for the role in the upcoming Casino Royale and, presumably, the next several entries in the 007 franchise. But as far as I can tell, just about every handsome, athletic English/New Zealand/Scottish/Welsh/Australian actor in the 30-40ish age range has been proposed for the part. The candidates have included Australians Hugh Jackman