Damages is trying something a little different for its third season: Patty without Ellen.
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When the gripping FX legal thriller returns (Monday, Jan. 25 at 10/9c), Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) won't have her protégé-nemesis, Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne), at her side. After finally getting Patty to admit she tried to have Ellen killed, Ellen has made good on her promise and left Hewes and Associates in her rearview mirror.
Or so she thought...
Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine
FX's Damages returns to production for its third season this week with four big names added to its cast: Campbell Scott, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin and Keith Carradine.
Campbell Scott (Royal Pains) and Martin Short (Primetime Glick) have become series regulars, while Lily Tomlin (The West Wing) and Keith Carradine (Dexter) join as special guest stars. Details of their roles...
Gail O’Grady, Frances Conroy and Lily Tomlin
Jeers to Desperate Housewives for squandering three terrific actresses in one-dimensional parts. Read, discuss and vote on this complete Jeer after the jump.
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Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, a major West Wing fan, is further mining the political drama's cast for his own show.Cherry has tapped Lily Tomlin for the recurring role of Mrs. McCluskey's sister for Housewives' new season. Kathryn Joosten, who plays Mrs. McCluskey, was President Bartlet's first assistant, Mrs. Landingham, on The West Wing, while Tomlin was his second. William KeckUse our Online Video Guide to watch full episodes of Desperate Housewives.
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Not long after Carolyn Strauss vacated her post as HBO entertainment president, the cabler on Monday confirmed that 12 Miles of Bad Road would not be making its schedule. A one-hour comedy from Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, 12 Miles stars Lily Tomlin as the matriarch of a stupid-rich Texas family. The pilot's cast included Gary Cole, Mary Kay Place, Leslie Jordan and Ivana Milicevic.Perhaps forecasting the show's fate, producers for the past few weeks have been shopping the six already-produced episodes to other networks.Related:• Gary Cole and Lily Tomlin Join Cast of 12 Miles• HBO Gives a Pilot Order to 12 Miles
Responding to rumblings that he is responsible for a viral video of director David O. Russell profanely berating Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees, George Clooney who famously clashed with Russell on Three Kings has denied any culpability, and is willing to put his money where his mouth is. "Neither the sound man... nor yours truly [leaked] the David O. Russell tape," Clooney says in a statement. "I saw it when we were working on Ocean's 12 [back in 2004], and there have been quite a few copies traveling around town for the last couple of years. Any rumor that either of us put it on the Internet is simply false. And I'd offer a million bucks to anyone who would prove otherwise." And just like that, I Heart Huckabees becomes interesting.
Among the latest pilot orders, ABC has greenlit Suspect, a procedural from director/executive producer/Mr. Madonna Guy Ritchie, and examining all the suspects in a crime, while Fox has given its blessing to The Apostles, a crime drama penned by Desperate Housewives' Charles Pratt Jr.Elsewhere, HBO has ordered a total of 45 half-hour episodes of In Treatment, a drama starring Gabriel Byrne and based on a critically acclaimed Israeli series. The cabler has also picked up the comedy series 12 Miles of Bad Road, starring Lily Tomlin.
Daryl Hannah, Roy Scheider, Eric Roberts and Sean Young have been cast in Dark Honeymoon, an indie about a man who discovers horrible things about his new bride. Like, she doesn't really enjoy Smallville.... Per Variety, Woody Harrelson will fill the title role in The Walker, playing an escort to high-society dames. The cast includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Lily Tomlin and
Eric Roberts Willem Dafoe.
Doris Roberts, Our House
After nine years — and four Emmy wins! — as Everybody Loves Raymond's exasperating Marie, Doris Roberts decided to mix things up a bit. She returned to the big screen in the semi-raunchy Grandma's Boy, then switched from tickling funny bones to warming hearts with the Hallmark Channel movie Our House (premiering Saturday at 9 pm/ET). Roberts spoke with TVGuide.com about her real-life-tinged turn as a wealthy widow who opens her manse to the homeless, as well as her upcoming reunion with her TV son, Ray Romano.
TVGuide.com: So after years of making everybody laugh on Eve
Jon Stewart did his best, but it wasn't good enough. There are limitations in being a clever, self-deprecating master of irony, when what the job of Oscar host truly demands is being a showman. Which Stewart would probably be the first to admit he's not.
His humor, politically barbed but never obnoxious, was possibly a bit too sophisticated for that cavernous room. But what really defeated him, as it has almost every modern-day Oscar host except for Billy Crystal, is the deadly monotony of the Oscar show itself. What a fossiled relic. The Oscar broadcast is a classy but inert dinosaur, and this year's was more forgettable than most.
Stewart gamely tried to deflate the evening's pomposity whenever he could — after a montage on message movies, he quipped, "and none of these issues were ever a problem again" — but still, we had to sit through it all anyway.
Even with a last-minute shocker, as Crash