Former Seinfeld star Jason Alexander will guest-star on TNT's forthcoming legal dramedy Franklin & Bash, TVGuide.com has learned.
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As bad-boy crime whiz Patrick Jane on The Mentalist, Simon Baker takes orders from no one. But he sure knows how to give 'em! The Aussie Adonis turns director for tonight's episode, a sprawling story — written by series creator Bruno Heller — that finds the CBI team investigating an artfully staged triple homicide, which appears to be the work of a complicated maniac. It's soon revealed that the small-town murders are part of a wider slaughter of California policemen, which could lead to a media nightmare.
Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione has died. He was 79.
Guccione died at Plano Specialty Hospital in Plano, Texas, his family said in a statement to The Associate Press. He battled lung cancer for several years.
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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