Until CBS stops going for Broke, it may be hard for Mom, one of the season's more promising and pungent new comedies, to get the break it, and the title character, deserves. What's happening to CBS on Monday with its once-dominant comedy lineup is a slow-fade version of the freefall NBC experienced with its Thursday lineup in the wake of Friends. Holding on to shows too long (How I Met Your Mother, which could have wrapped this whole thing way earlier), promoting shows too soon with too little to offer (the shrill and increasingly charmless 2 Broke Girls), making odd decisions like keeping the award-winning Mike & Molly on the shelf in favor of an insta-dud like the abysmal We Are Men, this is one of those rare nights when CBS's programming acumen has mostly crapped out. (Monday's loss is, of course, Thursday's gain, with former Monday anchors The Big Bang Theory and, to a lesser degree these days, the played-out Two and a Half Men helping get early sampling for newbies The Millers and The Crazy Ones.)
Grimm may be inspired by beloved fairy tales, but don't expect any happily-ever-afters. In fact, life is about to get very deadly for all concerned. The hit NBC crime procedural — about a Portland homicide detective, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), with the power to spot supernatural creatures who masquerade as human beings—will get an early second-season return tonight, fresh from two weeks of heavy promotion during the Olympic Games. (The series airs on Mondays for five weeks, then returns to its previous Fridays-at-9 slot on September 14.) Prepare to get prehistoric.
From aliens to werewolves, we've got the scoop on this summer's hottest sci-fi TV!
As Season 2 of the post-alien invasion series continues, the question is, can anyone (or anything) be trusted? The 2nd Mass is hit by vicious alien attacks and dwindling supplies as it makes its desperate trek to...
The timing is as uncanny as the sleuth is eternal. On the heels of CBS announcing a promising new modern-day Sherlock Holmes series Elementary for fall, PBS' Masterpiece Mystery! wraps the second season of brilliant contemporary Sherlock movies on Sunday (check local listings) with its most dizzying and dazzlingly literary adventure yet.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is joining the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Mastrantonio's casting solves the mystery of who would appear on the new season after four lead actors — Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Julianne Nicholson and Eric Bogosian — all announced they would not return.
Mastrantonio, 50, will play...
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Law & Order alumna Elisabeth Rohm and onetime Veronica Mars recurring player Ryan Devlin are each joining ABC's Big Shots, playing love interests for Michael Vartan and Peyton List (aka Dylan McDermott's daughter), respectively.... Also per the Reporter, Jordan Bridges (Conviction) is joining Bionic Woman to woo Jaime Sommers, and Brandon Eaton has been cast as a younger version of NBC's Journeyman, Kevin McKidd.... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Tim DeKay (Tell Me You Love Me) are Amber Tamblyn's parents in the Hallmark TV-movie The Russell Girl.More TVGuide.com casting news: Samantha Who? Snags Eddie Cibrian, Lost's Kiele Sanchez, Sharon Gless Gets a Little Nip/Tuck
Question: You never give any Without a Trace scoops.
Answer: As reported in the new issue of TV Guide magazine, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is joining the cast for three episodes beginning Nov. 24 — apparently as a love interest for Jack (Anthony LaPaglia). Now who you accusing of never giving any Trace scoops?