House, Mad Men
There were a lot of dirty tricks on TV this week. Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) cajoled poor Riley into posing topless on Melrose Place. House and Foreman conducted an autopsy on a living person. Gossip Girl's Chuck kissed a guy because of Blair's deception. CSI: Miami's Eric Delko tricked us all by slinking off into the night with barely any explanation. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Dirty Tricks Edition.
Paul Gross, Rebecca Romijn
If you never saw the 1987 movie The Witches of Eastwick, starring Jack Nicholson, or read the John Updike novel, ABC is offering a fresh rendition with Eastwick.
Set in the fictional Rhode Island town of Eastwick, ABC's new series follows three women on the cusp of discovering that they're more powerful than they ever dreamed. Their quirky acts of persuasion, premonition and, let's just say, tapping into Mother Earth, bring the mysterious Darryl to town.
VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Eastwick
While Paul Gross has some Nicholson-sized shoes to fill, his version of Darryl Van Horne may be just as evil, if not more. Gross stars opposite Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price and Jaime Ray Newman.
How will Darryl seduce the lovely ladies of Eastwick?
Things aren't looking so hot on the Lipstick Jungle front.
Star Lindsay Price has been cast as one of the three witches in ABC's new drama pilot based on the 1987 feature The Witches of Eastwick and the John Updike novel of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Eastwick follows three young women as they come into their powers. Price has been cast to play ...
Andrew McCarthy by Nicole Rivelli/NBC
Jeers to Lipstick Jungle for miscasting Andrew McCarthy as Joe Bennett, the billionaire who romances fashion designer Victory Ford (Lindsay Price). In Sex and the City scribe Candace Bushnells excruciatingly self-derivative new NBC dramedy, Mr. Bennett seems like a Mr. Big wannabe. But with his diffident, charisma-free performance, ex-Brat Packer McCarthy (Pretty in Pink) seems more like Mr. Medium-Size.
Lipstick Jungle by Andrew Eccles/NBC
Looks like NBC is taking a stab at this trendy idea of launching a new series that revolves around a group of powerful women living glitzy Big Apple lives. From the writer of Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell, comes Lipstick Jungle. And you can expect a lot of familiar faces such as Brooke Shields, Lindsay Price and Kim Raver amongst the many pretty, Jimmy-Choo-wearing people. Watch it now! | More online videos
Brooke Shields, Lindsay Price and Kim Raver, Lipstick Jungle
Meet the sassy triple threats who put the sex back into the city in Candace Bushnell's new Lipstick Jungle (premieres tonight at 10 pm/ET on NBC). LINDSAY PRICEPlays: Designer Victory Ford, a onetime 7th Avenue golden girl, who's now out of fashion.Strength: "Victory doesn't do anything halfway," Price says.Weakness: "She's starting to wonder if her success was a fluke."Signature Line: "All I own is a busted career and 200 pairs of shoes."Romance: Andrew McCarthy plays a blue-eyed billionaire who could rescue Victory and her company.Nemesis: She has several, including an ex-assistant who steals her work.Fashion Sense: Romantic and whimsical (think Peter Som).
Kim Raver, Brooke Shields and Lindsay Price by Ali Goldstein/NBC Photo
It was a jungle outside of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City Thursday night a Lipstick Jungle, that is. The stars of NBC's new drama braved below-freezing temperatures as they walked the red carpet in gorgeous sleeveless dresses. But even the frigid temps weren't enough for Kim Raver to stop gushing about the city the show calls home. "Being born and raised in New York City, I love [shooting here]," she says. "It's such an energized city. When you're shooting on the street you have it all there and it's really exciting." Once Raver and costars Brooke Shields and Lindsay Price made it inside Saks, they headed up to the shoe department to mingle with other celebs like Matthew Perry, who snuck in without doing any press, and The Office's Angela Kinsey. Partygoers grooved to tunes by Paul Sevigny (yes, Chloe's brother) and sipped on some cocktails but only clear ones. The white carpet of Saks prevented anything with color from being served. But luckily the party didn't pr...
Kim Raver by Mitchell Haaseth /NBC Photo
Kim Raver is four months pregnant, the actress reveals exclusively to TV Guide. Im so thrilled to be having a second child, I couldnt keep it secret, says the 24 star, who is due this fall, not long before the winter debut of her new NBC series Lipstick Jungle.Raver and her husband, French filmmaker Manuel Boyer, recently relocated to New York with their four-year-old son, Luke, for Lipstick Jungle, which costars Brooke Shields and Lindsay Price as powerful women on the prowl in a Sex and the City-like drama. Raver, a Manhattan native who still has family there, says she's looking forward to the built-in babysitting. With a new series and baby on the way, it looks like shell need it. Reporting by David HochmanFor more on how Ravers pregnancy will affect NBCs new series Lipstick Jungle, pick up the May 28 issue of TV Guide on newsstands now.
NBC's 2007-08 lineup features the new dramas Journeyman (Mondays, 10 pm/ET), a romantic-mystery from the Emmy Award-winning producers of The West Wing, concerning a San Francisco newspaper reporter (Kevin McKidd, Rome) who inexplicably begins to travel through time and alter people's lives; and Chuck(Tuesdays, 9 pm/ET), a comedic spy thriller about an unassuming computer geek who is unexpectedly catapulted into a new career as a government agent after spy secrets are mysteriously embedded into his brain. Also new this fall is the drama Bionic Woman (Wednesdays, 9 pm/ET), a re-imagination of the classic from David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) and Jason Smilovic (Kidnapped). Bionic Woman stars Michelle Ryan (EastEnders) as a young woman who is radically altered and empowered after a car crash. Additionally, Life (Wednesdays, 10 pm/ET) features a complex police detective (Damian Lewis, Band of Brothers) who's given a second chance on the Force after serving years in prison for a crime h...
A couple of days before Brooke Shields learned her new sexy series, Lipstick Jungle, would be picked up by NBC, we caught up with the actress — and her lively red-haired baby daughter Grier — at a party where she was introduced as the spokeswoman for a new online campaign, Chain of Confidence, started by the international kitchenware giant Tupperware and aimed at fostering female friendships, which led us to ask her about her new all-about-girl-bonding show as well as her own experiences with girlfriends.
TVGuide.com: So it's pretty cool that while you're promoting female friendships in real life, you're doing a TV show about girlfriends, from Candace Bushnell, the creator of Sex and the City, the acme of sisterhood shows, right?