Taking advantage of the networks' post-sweeps lull, TNT roars back in a big way this week, with tonight's winter return (for five episodes) of its two biggest hits, The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles, and starting Tuesday for the next month, a weekly series of first-run mystery movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (More on that later this week.)
The Closer (8/7c) and Rizzoli (9/8c) each have similar starting points for this ...
Cheers to the cast of Third Watch for finding a second career wind.
NBC's 1999-2005 cops-and-rescue-workers drama never got the respect it deserved...
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When will Kim Bauer be coming back to 24? And will it have anything to do with the bio-weapon Jack has been exposed to? — Yong
MATT: When I asked Kiefer Sutherland about the nature of Kim's latest encore (slated for mid-April), he said, "Something has happened to Jack, and it's he who asks for her — normally it's the other away around." Kiefer went on to call the father-daughter reunion "very human and real ... a part of the show I'm excited for the audience to see." So your theory sounds about right. Just don't expect the now-married Kim to have Pony Boy at her side; her Season 5 romance apparently didn't take.
Are we ever going to see the Scavo twins on Desperate Housewives again? I love those goofy bastards. — Rachel
MICKEY: No word on Dumb or Dumber, but if it's adolescent angst you're hankering for, get a load of this: Another Housewife will soon ...
Eriq La Salle will play a Relative Stranger in a Hallmark Channel original move slated for a Yuletide bow. The ER alum stars as a man who abandons his wife, kids and extended family, then returns years later when his father dies. He reunites with his estranged brood in the process. Cicely Tyson has been cast as La Salle's mom, while Michael Beach (Third Watch) plays his brother. MWM
After years of patiently waiting, Third Watch has finally entered the DVD universe! In celebration of this weeks first-season release, I stole some time with Officer Ty Davis himself, Coby Bell, to talk about shooting the show, cracking up his on-screen sidekick and what took so damn long!According to my research, you were the only actor on the show who appeared in every episode. Oh wow. Was I? [Laughs] I didnt know that.Says you also did really well on a Third Watch edition of The Weakest Link? I do remember that. And I surprised myself. [Laughs] It was members of the cast and [series creator] Ed Bernero did it, too. I kept looking over at my wife and was just pulling these answers out of my ass. Honestly, I didnt know where they were coming from! [Laughs]How was it filming the show in New York? It was so early in my career. I mean, I graduated college in 97. I was in this show called L.A. Doctors in 98, which only lasted a season. Then that pilot seas...