Hayden Panetierre, Connie Britton
Summer is here and school is out! But like any good teacher, we have assigned some homework. (Don't worry, the beach will still be there tomorrow.)
With more great TV than ever available in so many different places, it's easy to miss a show or two. Below, we've hand-picked a dozen that you might not have noticed or simply didn't have the time for during the regular TV season. But they deserve your attention. Behold the 12 shows you should catch up on this summer:
Edi Gathegi and Radha Mitchell
It's not much of a spoiler alert to point out that the title character of ABC's Red Widow winds up in (sexy) mourning by the half-hour mark of Sunday's dreary two-hour premiere (9/8c). It's even less of a surprise, given the nature of this most dismal network midseason in recent memory, that these widow's weeds are fashioned from less than sturdy dramatic fabric.
Weeds being among the shows that dealt with this sort of subject with more imaginative verve. The subject: murderous drug intrigue cloaked in...
A Viking raider caps off a growled command at his men by driving his ax into the ground. Hard. Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) is as strong as the steel blade — and just as lethal. He's a Norse legend brought to life in Vikings, History's first scripted series. "Ragnar is very ambitious," says Fimmel on set in Ireland, near the famous Powerscourt waterfall. "He starts out as a farmer, but it's not enough for him. He seeks adventure, knowledge and fame."
And to get it, he's gonna need a better boat. Ragnar secretly commissions the creation of a lighter, faster version of...
Bones fans who saw Hannah dating Booth as a criminal offense will get to see her as an actual convict on Nikita.
Katheryn Winnick will guest-star in the fourth episode of Season 2, TVGuide has confirmed. E! Online first reported the news.
David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, Bones
Tonight's episode of Bones forces Seeley Booth to answer two questions: Is he ready to get married? And if so, who does he want to spend his life with?
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As Booth (David Boreanaz) counsels Sweets (John Francis Daley) about his own intentions to propose to Daisy (Carla Gallo), Booth takes a hard look at his own relationships with girlfriend Hannah (Kathryn Winnick) and longtime friend and colleague Dr. Brennan (Emily Deschanel).
"Booth examines his own his own life and what course it should take and what decisions he has to make," executive producer Stephan Nathan tells TVGuide.com. "It all comes to a head this Thursday. It's really one of my favorite episodes we've ever done...
I was the first to tell you that Bones, in Season 6, will be introducing its third recurring serial killer (after Gormogon and Gravedigger). Now I have exciting new details to share about this baddie. He'll be a sniper — just like Booth was before he teamed up with Brennan...
Make Dr. House confront his own inner demons and what does it get you? Your own series. Katheryn Winnick, who played a rape victim in a January episode of House, has been signed by Fox to a talent holding deal in which she will be cast in a new drama series. Winnick recently was replaced (by Eliza Dushku) as the lead in the Fox pilot Nurses when the role was taken in a more comedic direction. But now who's laughing?
Oh, if this isn't a match made in TV heaven, I don't know what is: Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has tapped fast-talking Parker Posey to star in her Fox pilot The Return of Jezebel James. Per the Hollywood Reporter, the indie darling will play an infertile book editor who asks her estranged kid sister to have her baby. "I can't believe it's happening," AS-P said of landing the picky actress. "The character runs the gamut of emotions from laughing to flipping out to breaking your heart in 22 minutes, and only one in a zillion people has enough skill and charm to pull that off. Parker Posey is that person." I couldn't agree more. In other pilot-casting news: Scream king Matthew Lillard has joined NBC's Area 52, a comedy about G-men babysitting an alien. Anthony Anderson will topline Fox's K-Ville drama about cops in post-Katrina New Orleans. Katheryn Winnick (House's recent rape victim) has been added to Philadelphia General, a Fox drama revolving arou...
I tried. I really did try to like this episode. Having narrowly escaped jail time due to Cuddy's perjured testimony, House is on clinic duty big time. He, of course, hates it. After a parade of uninteresting patients, most of which fear they have an STD but don't, House finds himself in close quarters with Eve (Katheryn Winnick), a chlamydia-ridden, pregnant rape victim. Feeling out of his league (and bored by this straightforward case), House tries to remove himself from the situation, but Eve won't let him go. And thus begins our quest to see House find a heart. Others may find it touching. I find it to be trite.Eve wants to talk. About anything the weather, maybe. House wants to disappear, as much from clinic duty as from this patient. Hiding out at the jogging park, a place Cuddy would never think to look, or even in an exam room with a paid-off patient, House avoids connecting with Eve for to connect with Eve is to find oneself. Gah! Im not much for cloying ...
Katheryn Winnick, with Hugh Laurie on House
How does a gal go from kissing the Sexiest Man Alive to unsettling the most vexing physician alive? Actress Katheryn Winnick demonstrates just that on the next new outing for Fox's House. The episode doesn't air until next week, but Winnick was nice enough to offer TVGuide.com a sneak peek at her "controversial" story line — one which promises to shed light on a long-dormant secret of the dark doc's.
TVGuide.com: On House, you're playing Eve, a rape victim. What else can you say about this episode and your role in it? I'm hearing the words "controversial" and "stirring" tossed around....Katheryn Winnick: It's probably one of the biggest guest-star roles ever written — not just in terms of the size and amount of mat