Who dat? Only the best thing to happen to American Idol in this post—Simon Cowell era.
Harry Connick Jr. may not be as instantly recognizable as his fellow Idol panelists Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, but in a world where too many reality-show judges act more like cheerleaders (yes, The Voice, this even applies to you), this New Orleans crooner and accomplished cutup has what I'd call (apologies to Cowell) the X — or expert — factor. He's exceptionally entertaining, extremely knowledgeable and expansively personable — even when his explosive opinions earn him the labels "Hatchet Harry" and "Harsh Harry" from the kinder, gentler Lopez and the occasional disgruntled contestant. But how can you not love an Idol judge who hates the word pitchy and refuses to be wowed by caterwauling vocal gymnastics?
Chicago P.D. is sending one of its own into the trenches of the Big Apple.
Sophia Bush, who plays Det. Erin Lindsay on the new NBC drama, is traveling to New York this coming week to shoot a scene for Law & Order: SVU with star Mariska Hargitay, executive producer Dick Wolf told reporters Sunday at the network's Television Critics Association winter previews.
"We have a case that we need a little bit of help with...
[Warning: The following story reveals plot points from Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: SVU. Read at your own risk.]
Capt. Cragen (Dann Florek) didn't go out in the high style of Sgt. Munch's dressy (and boozy) retirement party back in October, but it was a fitting farewell for Law & Order's longest-running character.
Longtime Law & Order: SVU castmember Dann Florek had one stipulation when discussing his exit from the series with showrunner Warren Leight.
"Dann said, 'I don't like parties. I don't want a party,'" Leight tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "But he does have a nice 'farewell to the troops' moment in this episode."
On Wednesday's episode (9/8c, NBC), Capt. Cragen will retire from the force after 15 seasons of SVU and three seasons on the original flagship series — all of which makes him the longest-running character in Law & Order history. "We set this thing in motion where, for the first time ever, he had a hint of a social life," Leight said in reference to...
It's been a rough season on Law & Order: SVU thus far for Det. Olivia Benson, who was kidnapped and tortured by a serial rapist in the haunting season premiere.
But behind the scenes, the series' longtime star Mariska Hargitay has only good things to say about the show's current season. "I think it's been...