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What's the deal with McGarrett's sister on Hawaii Five-0? — Jen
ADAM: Mary's presence will be explained in an upcoming episode in which she's kidnapped. McGarrett and Danno's investigation will reveal that her disappearance is connected to the murder of McGarrett's mother years before. The lead suspect: a businessman with significant ties to the Japanese mob who's also a close friend — and major campaign contributor — to the governor.
Derek's taking Cristina fishing on Grey's Anatomy? How will Owen feel about that? — Diane
MICKEY: Owen thinks it's...
Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead
If you've seen any zombie film, the flesh-craving creatures of AMC's The Walking Dead aren't exactly novel.
That's not to say that makeup and special effects wizard Gregory Nicotero hasn't seriously outdone himself. Or that being caught on a city block surrounded by hundreds of soulless, hungry ghouls isn't terrifying. It's just that this story is about more than delivering a few scares.
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"The most compelling part of the series is how emotionally involved you become in these characters' lives," executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator, Aliens) tells TVGuide.com. "Even though I've read all the scripts and was there when it was shot, I still find myself becoming surprisingly emotional in almost every episode over something the characters are having to endure. To me, that is unexpected and remarkable."
That idea was paramount for Hurd's collaborator, writer-producer-director Frank Darabont, who tried for years to get an adaptation Robert Kirman's beloved series of comic books off the ground...
The Walking Dead
With its putrid zombie hoard, The Walking Dead is the ultimate Halloween gift for fans of gore: There are splattered heads, swarming flies and enough tattered, rotting flesh to make most watch through splayed fingers. But peel back just a thin layer of the decaying skin and you'll find the heart of AMC's newest drama is entirely human — racing 90 beats a minute, pumping furiously to stay alive. "There's us and the dead. We survive this by pulling together, not apart," says deputy sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).
"It's a story that anyone can relate to," explains Robert Kirkman, author of the acclaimed comic-book series on which the show is based. "The zombies are representative of disaster, but the focus is on the people — everything they go through."
Rick Grimes is an Everyman with everything: a wife, a son...
Lennie James, who last engaged TV viewers with his cryptic run as Jericho's Hawkins, is returning to CBS with a role in a pilot.
In an as-yet-untitled legal drama being developed by The Unit co-executive producer Frank Military, James will play a former assistant district attorney who, after being disbarred ...
Lennie James by Albert L. Ortega/ WireImage.com
Following the recent announcement of Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen as the stars of AMC's miniseries reimagining of the 1960s series The Prisoner, the network has named a few more actors it plans to lock up.Joining Caviezel's Number Six and McKellen's Number Two (insert childish joke here!) are Golden Globe-nominated actress Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre, Capturing Mary) as Number 313, Hayley Atwell (Mansfield Park) as Number 41-5, Lennie James (Jericho) as Number 147 and Jamie Campbell-Bower (Sweeney Todd) as Number 11-12. The miniseries is updating the original an espionage thriller set during the Cold War to focus on security and surveillance while retaining the franchise's trademark socio-economic commentary. The six-part event is set to debut in 2009. Adam BryantRelated: Caviezel, McKellen Locked Up for AMC's The Prisoner The Joy of 6: A First Look at the Return of The Prisoner AMC to Set The Prisoner Free in 2008
Someone on Jericho will die this week so that the show may live on. It sounds heartless. But the producers of the CBS drama about life in a small Kansas town after a nuclear catastrophe are sacrificing one of the series' regulars in the battle-fueled finale as part of a long-term plan to take the story in a new direction. Executive producer Carol Barbee will only describe the victim as "somebody who had a deal to be here for the next five years." Is it bad boy turned local hero Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich)
Going back in time was not only helpful, but refreshing, even though we knew what was about to happen. It taught us a little more about Jake, showed us the calm (well, sort of) before the storm and introduced new characters that were an important part of the past even if we never see them again. Jake's old friend Freddy (Mark Adair-Rios), who he felt closer to than his own brother, was a key piece of Jake's past and a more detailed look into the workings of Ravenwood. The cargo runs were exactly what I suspected, and I'm glad Jake had some hesitation about carting missiles around — missiles that will fly right back around and hurt their own men. But I want to know what happened in Iraq that caused Jake to owe his life to Freddy. I'm assuming this incident was the same one brought up in Jake's flight interview, in which we learned that the state department has him flagged as a "person of interest." But Ravenwood got to Freddy before they could help the Feds, and at least...
Lennie James, Jericho
No one knew what to think when CBS debuted its nuclear hit Jericho last fall and giant bomb clouds filled the distant skies with a season full of questions. Not too many of those questions have been answered thus far, but now that the show is back from its winter hiatus, viewers can expect more to be revealed as the story continues to unfold. TVGuide.com talked to Lennie James — who plays the dark, secretive know-it-all Robert Hawkins — about tonight's new episode (8 pm/ET), where we'll see what happened just hours before the bombs went off, and what we'll learn as the second half of the season unravels. James, who was very warm and welcoming over the phone — unlike his closed-off character — also hinted at upcoming danger outside of Jericho, a possible "showdown" and why those explosions happened at all.
Skeet Ulrich and Ashley Scott, Jericho
What do the Morse-code messages say? Is Hawkins a hero or a villain? As the Feb. 21 return of CBS' Jericho nears, TV Guide has the inside scoop on these bombshells — and more!
Are we ever going to get outside of Jericho and really see what happened?You'll get a lot of answers in the first new episode of the year (airing next Wednesday), which shows events that happened 36 hours before the bombs were dropped — if they were actually "dropped." But in the future, the show will only follow peripatetic lead character Jake Green (Skeet Ulrich) and other Jericho residents. "We're trying to tell the story from the point of view of the people in this town," says executive producer Jon Turteltaub. "So we're not g
Well, this was a more personal episode. With Gracie's murder at the center of attention, Dale struggles with his newly earned store, Emily and Jake see some truth in Jonah, Stanley and Mimi get closer as Bonnie tears away, and Johnston is voted out of office. Things are bound to change in Jericho now that Gray Anderson has the reigns. I have a feeling he's going to make a lot of rash decisions, and Johnston is going to hesitate to step in... even if the town needs him in the future. It was a sad moment when he was standing outside City Hall. His cautious nature was the best way to assess each situation at hand, but Gray was always quick to assume and act. There needs to be a common ground.I also liked the scene in the jail cell. "He's innocent!" Jake sternly says of Jonah. "Don't let someone else do the dirty work for you, Mayor." Big move by Jake, but we all knew Gray was just the mouth here and wouldn't shoot Jonah then and there. There's a lot of pride at stake in this episode, a...