Was it really so hard finding good help in those days? When Robert, aka Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), is informed that his wife is once again bereft of a lady's maid, he overdramatically moans, "Are we living under a curse?"
There's no question a pall thicker than London fog hangs heavy over Downton Abbey in its fourth year as Masterpiece Classic's signature series (Sunday, 9/8c, on PBS; check tvguide.com listings). Not only has Lady Cora's bedchamber not been the same since her scheming servant O'Brien left — she slinks away in the opening scene, and boy, is she missed — but the family and staff are in sustained mourning over the untimely (and contrived) death, six months earlier, of heir Matthew Crawley, Lady Mary's husband, in last year's unhappy finale.
Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann
If you thought This Is 40 was funny, wait until you see the bloopers.
Funny or Die recently released a reel which includes many takes from the film that you didn't see.
Matt Lauer, Al Roker
Our top moments of the week:
14. Mr. Wrong Award: Never go out again with a guy who sleeps with you and then goes MIA for three months. Maura never gets that memo on Rizzoli & Isles, as her on-again beau Dennis (guest star Eddie Cibrian) turns out to be the serial killer that Jane has been tracking. As police burst into his home, interrupting their "date," Dennis takes Maura hostage and explains that she ...
Parker Posey will guest star on the premiere of Fox's New Girl, TVLine reports.
New Girl casts Winston's mom
Posey will replace the previously cast Leslie Mann as a "shot girl" who's working the party that Schmidt (Max Greenfield) throws to celebrate the removal of his, um, penis cast.
Lea Michele; Emily Deschanel; Nina Dobrev
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I can't believe Glee cast a love interest for Rachel! Please give us Finchel fans some hope! — Charlie
NATALIE: Two pieces of bad news and one good one: First, executive producer Ian Brennan tells us that fans will actually like new boy Brody Weston (Dean Geyer). Second, "When we come back, Finn is a mystery; no one has heard from him," he says, noting that once Finn does return, it'll be a great season for Finn fans. And now the good news... sort of: Brennan says Rachel won't just totally forget about Finn. "Rachel has moved cities, but hasn't quite moved on, and is caught in that period between being a teenager and being an adult," he says, "So he's at the forefront of her mind, all the while the rest of her life is totally changing."
Everyone's asking about Booth's reaction to being left behind on Bones, but what about Brennan? How does she feel out on the lam? — Brittany
ADAM: Good question! "Being on the road has made her...
David Walton, Niecy Nash
New Girl is getting a new guy.
Bent's David Walton has signed on for a recurring role on the hit Fox comedy as Jess' new love interest, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Walton, 33, will play a "classic bad-boy type" who mistakes Jess (Zooey Deschanel) for someone else, but she...
Last Man Standing, Homeland, The X Factor
So many new shows, so little time! With a handful of fall TV casualties already — RIP Charlie's Angels, Playboy Club, Free Agents, How to Be a Gentleman and H8R (and it's not looking too good for Prime Suspect or Man Up either) — it's time to assess what's worth keeping on your DVR, and what you can safely skip.
For now, we're high on American Horror Story, a spooky mash-up unlike anything else on TV, and Homeland, a twisty thriller anchored by two riveting performances. We're cautiously optimistic about Suburgatory, for those who miss Gilmore Girls, but then there are the shows we're thisclose to ditching...
Is your favorite show in danger? Check out our list of 10 "bubble" shows
Read on to see how we see fall TV's freshman class thus far...
One of my favorite comediennes — who has starred in the movies Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin and The Change-Up — has just booked a role on an upcoming Modern Family destined to be a classic (though really aren't they all?).
Leslie Mann will play a woman who Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) tries to pick up at a bar. No, Cam's not going all bi on us. Rather, it's part of a bet he makes with Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) to see if Cam is smooth ...
Lauren Miller, Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen has wed girlfriend Lauren Miller, Us Weekly reports.
The couple was married at the Kunde Estate in Sonoma, Calif. Knocked Up co-stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann attended, along with Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and producer Judd Apatow.
Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann will reprise their roles as bickering husband and wife in the sequel to Knocked Up, Variety reports.
In the 2007 Judd Apatow comedy, Mann played Katherine Heigl's sister, Debbie, who's married to Rudd's character, Pete, a talent scout with a penchant for fantasy football and solo movie outings. Seth Rogen also starred as Heigl's baby daddy.