Lee Tergesen



The Americans Postmortem: Will the New Twist Cause a Rift Between Phillip and Elizabeth?

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the season finale of The Americans. Read at your own risk!]

The constant threat of being caught working as a Russian spy is nothing compared to the new challenge that Phillip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) will face on The Americans in Season 3: The Second Generation Illegals Program.

Upon learning that fellow spies Emmett and Leanne Connors were killed by... read more

Copper Exclusive: Can a Counterfeiter Take Down the Sixth Precinct?

Lee Tergesen

The copppers of Five Points may have met their match.

On Sunday's all-new Copper (10/9c, BBC America), Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) and his men are faced with a new kind of criminal, a professional counterfeiter by the name of Philomen Keating (guest star Lee Tergesen).

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The Monday Playlist: A Birth Switcheroo, Syfy Cliffhangers, a Major Complication

D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson

It's not a wonderful alt-life on ABC Family's Switched at Birth (Monday, 8/7c), as this endearing family drama imagines a "what if" scenario that hinges on Regina having gone public about the switch after she discovered it when the girls were but 3 years old. (The fact that she kept it a secret until their adolescence was the crux of an argument last week between her and John Kennish that ended with him collapsing from what appeared to be a heart attack.)

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ABC Orders Connie Britton Drama, Sarah Chalke Comedy and 7 More to Series

Connie Britton

ABC has joined in on the pre-Upfronts presentations fray by ordering five new series.

On the drama side, ABC has ordered... read more

Exclusive: The Closer Stages a Very Oz-some Reunion

JK Simmons, Lee Tergesen

Hey, Vern — Toby is back!

Lee Tergesen will reunite with fellow Oz alum JK Simmons — and vex Kyra Sedgwick's Brenda along the way — when he guest-stars on TNT's The Closer, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

In the season premiere, airing June 8, Tergesen will play ... read more

Your Guide to Ugly Betty's Pretty Stars!

Eric Mabius and America Ferrera, Ugly Betty

TV Guide invites you to get acquainted with the beautiful people of ABC's hot new Ugly Betty, premiering tonight at 8 pm/ET. America Ferrera Plays: Betty Suarez, the sweet, style-deficient assistant to the editor of a top fashion rag. Previous experience: Starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.Betty's bio: Smarter than her wardrobe, our heroine is her boss' best asset. "When you get to know Betty, you don't want her to change," Ferrera says. "If becoming beautiful means changing who she is on the inside, then it's not worth it." read more

Anything new on The Unit ...

Question: Anything new on The Unit front?

Answer: Producers are adding some fresh young blood to the show in the form of sci-fi babe Summer Glau (Firefly, The 4400), who's joining the cast as the girlfriend of a new Unit member, played by Daniel Wisler. Also, a little birdie tells me Lee Tergesen will show up in an early episode playing — what else? — a creep.

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Enough with Grey's — where ...

Question: Enough with Grey's — where are the Desperate Housewives scoops?

Answer: Major prattle: As if Bree didn’t have enough to contend with, Wisteria Lane’s resident alcoholic is about to fall for a sex addict played by former Oz star Lee Tergesen. Of course, Bree won’t know he’s a sex addict until his sponsor shows up at her front door and tells her. Tergesen’s multi-episode arc kicks off on March 26. While we're dishing Bree, Marc Cherry has apparently scrapped plans to introduce a fortysomething character with a "Tom Hanks likability" that would have figured prominently both in Bree's romantic life and in next season's big mystery read more

Star Hopes Wanted Is Wanted

Lee Tergesen

Having played a thug in Point Break, inmate Tobias Beecher on HBO's Oz and a rapist in Monster (his character's brutal assault triggers Charlize Theron's killing spree), Lee Tergesen is glad to be living on the right side of the law as U.S. Marshal Eddie Drake on TNT's Wanted (Sundays at 10 pm/ET). Here he speaks with TVGuide.com about Weird fans, the deep fear he had working with Patrick Swayze and how he wishes he were more like Gary Cole. TVGuide.com: Hey, you're the "I love you, man!" guy from the read more

Now that the first few ...

Question: Now that the first few episodes have aired, what is your opinion of TNT's Wanted?
Answer: Pretty much what it was when I filed my initial review, based on having seen the first three episodes. I watched the fourth episode last weekend, and am not that keen about staying with it to the end. The flashy camerawork and music-video editing aren't enough to mask the generic nature of the violent stories and the macho characters, although Gary Cole and Lee Tergesen are, as always, worth watching, even if I'm bored stiff with the dour details of Cole's unhappy personal life. It's not a very relaxing way to finish a long Sunday night of viewing, but then, it isn't meant to be. (I prefer The Closer, as do several million others. ... read more

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