Michael Shanks


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  • Birth Name: Michael Garrett Shanks
  • Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/15/1970, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; writer; director
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Review: Thursday TV in the Silly Season

With new summer programming like what's on display tonight, it's enough to make you miss reruns. (Well, hello, CBS! We can always count on you to do things the traditional way — at least until Big Brother returns next month.)

You could do worse than re-watching Leonard's date with Penny on The Big Bang Theory, or Person of Interest's Reese protecting Astro from last season's The X Factor or Cho's first meeting with Samaire Armstrong on The Mentalist. You could do far worse.

You could, for example, watch your brain cells atrophy by tuning into Fox's hardly-fit-for-cable combo of goofy new meat-market dating shows. (The Dating Game's Jim Lange, I miss you.) In Take Me Out (8/7c), which might as well be called Date Or No Date, it's the guy on display, trying to charm a "flirty 30" bevy of bimbos before they turn out the light on their podium, signaling their disinterest. read more

What to Expect From NBC's Saving Hope Besides Ghosts

Tornoto's Hope-Zion Hospital is haunted, but not by a vengeful spirit.

On NBC's new medical drama Saving Hope, which premieres Thursday at 9/8c, Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) falls into a coma and finds himself in an out-of-body experience, roaming the hallways as a ghost. Fellow surgeon and fiancee Alex Reid (Smallville's Erica Durance) is torn between her emotional attachment and her objectivity as a doctor who is still very much needed by the other patients coming into the hospital daily.

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NBC Picks Up Erica Durance Medical Drama for Summer

NBC has picked up the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope in what will be Erica Durance's first series role since Smallville.

Saving Hope, from Rookie Blue producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington, follows surgeon Alex Reid (Durance) whose personal and professional life is turned upside down when he...read more


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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2013 Elysium Movie, Actor - CCB Agent
2012 Saving Hope TV Show Series, Actor - Charlie Harris
2012 Syfy 20th Anniversary Special TV Show Series, Remarks by
2010 The Good Guys: Cop Killer
Season 1, Episode 19
Episode, Actor - Shaw
1997 Stargate SG-1 TV Show Series, Actor - Daniel Jackson

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Critic's Guide to Weekend TV: Hell on Wheels, Fringe, Homeland, and More!

Describing Hell on Wheels as "Revenge in the mud" makes it sound a lot more enjoyable than it is. AMC's sprawling but heavy-handed attempt to revive and redefine the Western (a newly hot TV-development trend) is solemn business indeed, with precious little wit or originality. (It premieres Sunday at 10/9c.)
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Smallville First Look: Carter Hall Returns!

Forget the Great Pyramids. The real sight to see in Egypt is TV Guide Magazine's exclusive photo of Smallville's Lois Lane (Erica Durance) hanging with Carter Hall (Michael Shanks)!

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Aquaman Returns to Smallville

Clark Kent will have even more backup in Smallville's final season as Justice League member Aquaman is returning for November sweeps.

Alan Ritchson, who last appeared in Season 8, is set to reprise the role of Aquaman (aka Arthur "AC" Curry) in Episode 9, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Smallville Exclusive: General Lane, Lucy Lane to return

The final season of ...
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9 Super Spoilers From Smallville's Day at Comic-Con

Smallville  opened the final day of Comic-Con with a super-sized bang. The cast and producers of the CW series dished out more spoilers than we can wrap our heads around. From Allison Mack's exit and the introduction of the super-suit (which is actually the very suit from Superman Returns), to new villains and resurrections, TVGuide.com has all the scoop ... read more

Supernatural Episode Recap: "99 Problems"

Sam and Dean run into a small town where the citizens know how to fight demons and a "prophet" has a close personal connection with angels. Or does she? After Cas and Dean's faith takes a vacation, they vent their frustrations out in very different ways. And by the end of the hour, Dean follows his heart in a very surprising way.

"99 Problems" starts out with Dean and Sam being chased in the Impala which is just an awesome way to start out any episode. Sam and Dean seem slightly injured. The car is forced to stop and when the brothers try to get away, demons grab them. The brothers are fortunately saved by some people wielding a fire hose full of holy water. This rescue takes Sam and Dean by complete surprise. They're used to having to explain demons to people, but this time around they're having the villainous supernatural beings explained to them. These townsfolk take Sam and Dean back to their church where everybody's got a gun. Even the preacher is in on the hunting business. Sam and Dean learn their reputation precedes them when a young woman tells them she talks to angels. She knows almost everything about the siblings. Dean guesses she's a prophet.

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