Simon Baker, Malcolm McDowell
It's a crazy, jam-packed night on The Mentalist (10/9c, CBS). The fate of psychic Kristina Frye (Leslie Hope) — abducted last season by serial slayer Red John — will at last be revealed. Malcolm McDowell returns as messianic cult leader ...
Malcolm McDowell is returning to The Mentalist this fall as Britt Stiles, the leader of the Visualize Self-Realization Center. McDowell told TV Guide Magazine that he starts shooting next week. "I'm obviously some kind of dastardly serial killer type," he jokes. "But I like fencing with Simon Baker....
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer
Mark-Paul Gosselaar sure loves playing a lawyer on TNT.
The network has ordered 10 episodes of Franklin and Bash, a legal buddy series starring the Saved by the Bell alum and Breckin Meyer as street-wise lawyers who ...
CSI: Miami is exploring new boundaries — geographic and cinematic.
Monday's episode (10/9c, CBS) stretches its borders as Horatio (David Caruso) and Delko (Adam Rodriguez) leave Miami to investigate an old case involving team member Jesse Cardoza (Eddie Cibrian) in Los Angeles.
Adam Rodriguez returning to CSI: Miami full-time next season
And the episode also pushes the boundaries of network television, thanks to director Rob Zombie, co-executive producer Barry O'Brien tells TVGuide.com.
"It's a very, very cinematic episode," says O'Brien, who wrote the episode...
We see a serious bad guy in Patrick Jane's future: Malcolm McDowell will guest-star on an upcoming episode of The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
McDowell, best known for playing nihilist Alex in A Clockwork Orange, will play the leader of a twisted religious cult in which Jane (Simon Baker) gets entangled. Series creator Bruno Heller describes the character as a "great heavy."
"He seems to have his sinister tentacles in every pie, which is really mixing horrible metaphors, but he's that kind of guy," Heller tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "We're very lucky to get someone as great as Malcolm McDowell to play that."
McDowell, who recently starred in Rob Zombie's two Halloween reboots, recurred on Heroes as the mysterious Linderman during the first three seasons and on Entourage as Ari Gold's former mentor/nemesis Terrence. Fun fact: He played the Ricardo Montalban role in the short-lived 1998 Fantasy Island reboot.
Also look for McDowell on the March 1 episode of CSI: Miami, which was directed by Zombie...
Now playing in this week's (early!) edition of the Mitovich Mega Minute:
• As I spoke to nearly the entire 90210 cast at the CW upfronts, the reaction to one cast member's abrupt exit was overwhelming. See what the consensus is, and whether we might see the dispatched hunk ever again.
• Entourage's Ari may have a fight on his hands, as a formidable foe returns to the mix!
• How much time will have elapsed in Bon Temps when HBO's True Blood launches its second season? And will a major mystery be solved? Anna Paquin gives me the answers.
Watch and discuss the brand-new (and early!!) MMM, after the jump.
Shirley MacLaine courtesy Lifetime
New Yorks Fashion Week may be coming to a close but Lifetime television is just getting started Chanel style The networks three-hour original movie event Coco Chanel tells the rags-to-riches story of one of fashions biggest icons Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine stars in the title role alongside Golden Globe nominee Malcolm McDowell [Chanels] personality was a very broad canvas says MacLaine It really inspired me to use all the things I hadnt used since playing Aurora Greenway [in Terms of Endearment] The movie begins in 1954 where Gabrielle Coco Chanel MacLaine suffers crisis in both her personal and professional life Told in flashbacks Coco recalls a time when her younger more humble self played by Barbora Bobulova went through similar suffering between the abandonment of her father and an endless rut of doomed relationships But despite the hardships nothing could stop the tireless designer from achieving her couture-giant status Cha
Rob Zombie with Tyler Mane as Michael Myers, Halloween
Michael Myers was a very, very bad boy. That point is made frightfully clear in Rob Zombie's Halloween, a new take on John Carpenter's original and seminal 1978 shrieker, hitting theaters Friday. After screening the much-anticipated flick, TVGuide.com welcomed the chance to sit down with the edgy auteur to discuss how he gave shape to "the Shape."
TVGuide.com: Halloween was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I remember coming out of the theater, in broad daylight, and looking over my shoulder the entire walk to the car.Rob Zombie: I totally understand that. I remember going to see Jaws as a kid, 1975, and afterwards we went to Denny's and I was literally in the bathroom freaked out thinking that a shark is going to crash through the w
Jerry Was a Man is the slickest and most handsomely produced of the three episodes shown by ABC so far, and its based on a short story by probably the most influential of 20th-century American science-fiction writers, Robert A. Heinlein; 2007 is the centennial of his birth. He wasn't the best American sf writer of the century (though many would give him that, too), but the most influential in part because he demonstrated the ease with which one could sketch in details to give a sense of otherness in fiction but an otherness in which the characters were entirely at home (unless there was some reason they shouldnt be). And ingenuity, both in sociological speculation and in story construction, was often his strong suit, particularly in the work he published in the first decade or so of his sf-writing career, beginning with a story in John Campbells magazine Astounding Science Fiction in 1939. This story was first published in a competing magazine, S...
Anne Heche and Russell Porter by Bob Akester/ABC
ABC's Masters of Science Fiction anthology series, announced what seems like light-years ago, will finally hit the airwaves during the dog days of August. The lineup slashed from six installments to four is as follows:August 4: "A Clean Escape," based on Nebula Award-winning author John Kessel's short story about a postapocalyptic psychiatrist (Judy Davis) determined to solve a man's (Sam Waterston) apparent memory lapse.August 11: "The Awakening," based on a short story by Howard Fast, starring Terry O'Quinn, Elisabeth Rohm and William B. Davis, and concerning Baghdad-based soldiers' discovery of a "mysterious casualty."August 18: "Jerry Was a Man," based on the Robert Heinlein story about an affluent couple (Anne Heche and Malcolm McDowell) who acquire an anthropoid.August 25: "The Discarded," based on the short story by seven-time Hugo Award winner, three-time Nebula Award winner, and Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate Harlan Ellison, directed by Jonathan Frakes,...