Necessary Roughness has recruited a true TV MVP for its upcoming third season.
John Stamos is joining the USA drama for a season-long arc, the network announced Wednesday. Stamos 49, will play...
Drama, comedy, reality: This is one of those nights where TV is firing on all cylinders.
Let's start with the heavy lifting. One of TV's most encouraging survival stories returns with the fifth-season premiere of TNT's uncommonly gritty police drama Southland (10/9c), a network reject (from NBC's darkest period) that thrives on cable, with a sharper focus and a determined avoidance of procedural cliché.
Each episode is like a graphic tour of duty on the streets of Los Angeles, and in the opener, it's not always immediately clear if the patrol cops and detectives in the line of fire are witnessing a real crime or make believe or some other sort of scam. (One vignette involving a brawl between naked men in a sauna looks like an outtake from Spartacus.) "Treat it like a circus," seasoned training office John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) advises his latest ride-along, an Afghan War vet with too much attitude. The media circus threatens to consume Cooper's former partner Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie), newly decorated and enjoying the attention a bit too much. Grounding these characters in the mundane distractions of unblemished real life, Detective Lydia Adams (Regina King) is adjusting to single motherhood with...
The world is Sir David Attenborough's playground, which he has revealed on camera in all of its natural wonder with irrepressible enthusiasm for the last 60 years, forging a career that encompasses what he calls "the golden age of natural history filmmaking." His breakthrough TV programs include 1979's epic Life on Earth, which launched a series of "Life" specials, and such recent phenoms as Planet Earth and Frozen Planet (although Discovery Channel replaced his narration with American actors for U.S. broadcast).
PBS' Nature celebrates his astonishing milestones over the next three Wednesdays with a miniseries, Attenborough's Life Stories (check tvguide.com listings), which functions as a visual history of how this sort of nature programming has evolved with the help of technological breakthroughs.
It may say "King" on the back of his jersey, but is Necessary Roughness' Terrence King (Mehcad Brooks) still king of the New York Hawks?
In this exclusive clip from the midseason premiere (Jan. 23 at 10/9c on USA), T.K. is (finally!) back on the field. Unfortunately his return is made not-so-triumphant by his mouthy replacement, Joe "Toes" Kittredge (Robbie Jones), who has no qualms about telling T.K. his pigskin skills aren't...
He's best known for playing corrupt mafia man Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos, and when Michael Imperioli makes his Necessary Roughness debut Wednesday (10/9c on USA), it looks like he may corrupt poor TK (Mehcad Brooks) as well...