Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga
At 86, Mel Brooks is still the life of the party, a consummate ham and peerless joke-spinning storyteller. "I've come to stop the show," announces the irrepressible comic dynamo as he does just that, breaking into song mid-interview and reinforcing why PBS' American Masters titled its latest must-see career profile Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (Monday, check tvguide.com listings). His brilliant career in TV (Your Show of Shows, Get Smart), the movies and Broadway makes him an overdue American Masters subject, and his unflagging comic energy keeps everyone amused — including an intrusively visible camera crew. "I'm head over heels in love with myself," Brooks says, only half-joking.
Maura Tierney, Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari
Hollywood took Broadway by storm this year, with many familiar faces earning Tony nominations Tuesday morning.
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Kinky Boots, with a score by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, leads the pack, earning an impressive 13 nominations, including Best Musical.
Tom Hanks received a Best Actor in a Play nod for his performance in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, which was also nominated for Best Play.
Nick who? That's what fans of The Good Wife are — thankfully — asking after a recent string of strong episodes have erased the unpleasant first half of Season 4 from memory. In September, the legal drama (airing Sundays at 9/8c) suffered a rare critical misfire when it introduced Kalinda's (Archie Panjabi) cold and abrasive estranged husband Nick (Marc Warren), who was not popular with the fans. No irreparable damage was done, but for a show that was regularly in critics' top 10 lists during its first three seasons, the negative attention was surprising. Producers caught on and quickly expunged Nick. Less than four months later, the show is stronger than ever. So how'd they do it? Here's seven ways...
The Good Wife
Breathe easy, Good Wife fans. The end of the show isn't near. Just the end of Peter's gubernatorial campaign.
"We have every reason to anticipate we're coming back," co-creator and executive producer Michelle King told reporters on a conference call Monday. Added her husband, co-creator and executive producer Robert King, "We're writing as if we're coming back."
No one can blame fans of the CBS legal drama for being concerned. For all the show's critical acclaim and big-name guest stars, The Good Wife dipped to a series low 1.4 rating in the adults ages 18-49 demo on Feb. 17. The show bounced back to a 1.6 the following week, and the Kings said the ratings haven't been an issue with CBS. "They're very sophisticated in terms of how the ratings work," Michelle said. "They've never given anything but a positive response and they really focus on the creative and just...
The Good Wife is getting a big blast from her past.
The CBS procedural has cast Private Practice alum Audra McDonald as Alicia's nemesis from...
Christine Baranski, Josh Charles
They've already lost the 27th floor, but could Will (Josh Charles) and Diane (Christine Baranski) also lose the firm on The Good Wife?
In this exclusive sneak peek from Sunday's episode (9/8c, CBS), the partners get a notice of mediation from...
Chris Colfer, Elisabeth Shue, Paul Wesley
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Blaine's not really going to go back to the Warblers on Glee, is he? — Sammy
NATALIE: Thursday's superhero-themed episode sure makes it look that way! Even worse, we're going to meet the "other man," the boy with whom Blaine cheated on Kurt. Can he sink much lower? Yes, but look for a surprising ally to give him a kick in the pants so he'll get his act together.
What can we expect from Finn's big episode of CSI? — Brandon
ADAM: We'll finally meet...
Billy Dee Williams
Star Wars vet Billy Dee Williams has landed a guest-starring role on ABC's Modern Family, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in the original trilogy, will...
Talk about a fast recovery!
After co-starring on the first casualty of the fall season — RIP Made in Jersey! — Kyle MacLachlan has rebounded with a multi-episode arc on CBS' other legal drama...
Julianna Margulies and Amanda Peet
Court is in session for a whole new slew of high-profile guest stars on The Good Wife.
After kicking off the season with a bang — including guest stars like Nathan Lane, Kristin Chenoweth and Maura Tierney — the critical darling is keeping the momentum going in Season 4 with ....