The Following didn't just bring Kevin Bacon to series television for the first time, but it brought him and his co-stars closer together — as in their Bacon numbers.
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Now that they're working with Bacon, all of their Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon numbers is one, obviously. But what were they before? Bacon did not share the screen with any of his Following co-stars prior to the show and most of them are from a younger generation and/or are newcomers, so you might assume that they'd have a high Bacon number. But based on...
The Following's Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) may be locked up in federal prison, but that has never stopped him from acting as puppet master for his legions of murderous devotees — and on Monday's episode, he raises the stakes even more.
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz
Soul searching doesn't come easily for a character as clinical, rational and emotionally aloof as Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel), but near-death experiences have a way of waking people up to what's important in life. Doesn't hurt that this is a Big Sweeps Month dictating Big Stunts on long-running shows, an opportunity for Fox's Bones (8/7c) to try its latest change of pace: a mystical trip into a heaven-like netherworld for this non-believer, prompted by a shooting in the lab that leaves Bones fighting for life.
Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy
Fox's The Following opened to killer ratings on Jan. 21, attracting 13.3 million viewers (which includes three days of DVR use). Week 2 was just as sizzling for the new Kevin Bacon thriller, which experienced an even bigger DVR lift. Not bad for a show that doesn't look and wasn't marketed like your typical broadcast drama.
They may be three of the most terrifying characters on TV this winter, but the actors who play Joe Carroll's (James Purefoy) cult-like devotees on Fox's The Following, which airs Monday at 9/8c, describe their alter egos in a way that's a little more, well, lighthearted.
"The three of us kind of have this Wizard of Oz sort of joke about Emma being the brains and Jacob being the heart and Paul being the courage," Valorie Curry, who plays the manipulative, matricidal Emma, tells TVGuide.com. "We work well together when we're getting along, in that sense."
The Following is the most popular midseason show, according to TVGuide.com users' Watchlist adds — and it definitely shows.
The Fox serial killer thriller, starring Kevin Bacon, was the most-added new midseason series on TVGuide.com's Watchlist and that excitement has been reflected in the show's ratings. The drama premiered last week to 10.4 million viewers and a 3.1 in ...
TV viewers have never had it so good — or maybe they have it too good. There's never been more original programming to navigate than at this very moment. Take Sunday nights: Even with the NFL season over, viewing options include The Good Wife (CBS), The Walking Dead (back Feb. 10 on AMC), Girls (HBO), Shameless (Showtime), Downton Abbey (PBS), Family Guy (Fox), Revenge (ABC) and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (E!). And that's just in one timeslot: 9/8c.
That's a lot of DVR space being filled up week in and week out with must-see shows. "There's definitely more programming that I'm interested in watching than I can actually consume," says Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins.
According to FX Networks president John Landgraf, there were just 35 scripted shows on cable when The Shield premiered 11 years ago; now that number is up to...
It's hard to imagine Dallas without J.R. — a sentiment shared by many when Larry Hagman passed away last Thanksgiving, midway through production of the rebooted soap's second season. Even harder not to contemplate that sad future while watching TNT's two-hour premiere (Monday, 9/8c), where once again the veterans wipe the floor with the young whippersnappers. None more gleefully than Hagman, whose gaunt frailty can't mask the devilish glint beneath those statuesque eyebrows.
Ryan Hardy, the former FBI agent played by Kevin Bacon on Fox's The Following, isn't exactly what one would describe as a "people person." But he's about to meet a soulmate of sorts — even though he may not realize it at first.
Annie Parisse, Kevin Bacon
Viewers who tuned in to the pilot episode of Fox's new serial killer drama The Following know that former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) has plenty of demons to battle — alcoholism, a pervading sense of guilt, and escaped serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), to name a few. And now he has a new professional counterpart to tussle with.