Carla Gugino and Max Greenfield
Schmidt may have finally bitten off more than he can chew!
New Girl's self-professed ladies' man will meet his match in Emma (Carla Gugino), his new corporate boss who enlists Schimdt (Max Greenfield) in a reverse Fifty Shades of Grey-esque relationship Tuesday (9/8c, Fox). As such, Gugino and Greenfield had to get mighty close throughout filming their, ahem, sadomasochistic (S&M) scenes, which is why TVGuide.com turned to the Political Animals alum to find out just how far things went on set. Plus: How is Greenfield as a TV lover? Get the scoop below:
Are New Girl's Nick and Jess the new Ross and Rachel?
What was your first reaction to this role when it hit your radar?
Carla Gugino: My first introduction to it was a conversation on the phone with [creator] Liz Meriwether, and at that point, it was in the incubation phase of, "This is what we think we want this dynamic to be." As she started describing more of the qualities of this character, I was loving it more and more. I was happy that she wanted this person to be as crazy as...
I hope you will all forgive me if I digress from the usual commentary for one moment to make an important albeit prurient observation Jeremy Piven should definitely lose the shirt more often Underneath those fitted suits and trendy ties the guys sporting some serious bod Okay now back to our regularly scheduled G-rated bloggingI have decided how I am going to make my fortune and I hope you will all support me in my endeavor I am going to self-publish a book of wisdom from the one and only Johnny Drama I know it has best-seller potential From tonights episode alone Johnny taught us that in families if one person hates someone everyone has to We also learned that the universe can be extremely vindictive in the face of success Thinking that he was in on the joke with the Pauly Shore hidden-camera show Dramas verbal assault on Ultimate Fighting Champion Chuck Liddell was full of bravado and death-defying fearlessness Who else but Drama would threate
Carla Gugino, Entourage
Now playing Vince's sexy new agent on HBO's Entourage (returning Sunday at 10 pm/ET), Carla Gugino talks to TV Guide about hanging with the boys, working with Pauly Shore and her secret talent. Hmmm....
TV Guide: How does it feel being the new girl in a boys' club like Entourage? Carla Gugino: It's the most natural thing in the world for me, actually. I've always been friends with lots of guys, and these guys have been incredibly welcoming. Sure, they're men — and good-looking men, to boot — but it's not a big testosterone fest on set. It feels like going to play, not to work.
TV Guide: You play Vince's new agent, Amanda. Will Vince be doing less "Aquaman" now and more of, say, whatever Nora Ephron's dir
Ranking the Labor Day weekend's summer-season finales:
Entourage (HBO): Highest marks. What a brilliant second season this show had, primarily because there finally was such a juicy story to tell. Ari, ousted from his plush office in the superb next-to-last episode, takes a client meeting — who knew Richard Schiff yearned to be a tough guy? — at a Coffee Bean shop. (What, Starbucks was too common?) Speaking of common, what a riot that Johnny Drama's louse of an agent — the kid who helped get Ari fired — is such a bottom-runger that when Johnny barges into his office, he's taking a meeting with the execrable Pauly Shore. Eric, as usual, is in way over his head, taking a meeting with Ari's supersmarmy boss Terence, who advises the kid to become an agent and "invest without emotion," as if clients were commodities like stocks.
Which is why Ari's final-appeal meeting with Eric was so well-timed. Ari
The Wiezel is all grown up, and he means business. After spending the last few years on an involuntary hiatus, Pauly Shore makes his return to TV with Minding the Store, premiering Sunday at 9 pm/ET on TBS. Shore's latest stab at small-screen success is a reality show about revitalizing The Comedy Store, a Sunset Strip landmark owned by his mom Mitzi, where the likes of Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others honed their comic chops. TVGuide.com checks in with Pauly about his family, legendary comedians, and his issues with women.
TVGuide.com: Your family's at the heart of Minding the Store. Did you set out with that intention?Pauly Shore: Well, The Comedy Store is
The Wiezel is all grown-up, and he means business. After spending the last few years on an involuntary hiatus, Pauly Shore makes his return to TV with Minding the Store, premiering Sunday at 9 pm/ET on TBS. Shore's latest stab at small-screen success is a reality show about revitalizing The Comedy Store, a Sunset Strip landmark owned by his mom Mitzi, where the likes of Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others honed their comic chops. TVGuide.com checks in with Pauly about his family, legendary comedians, and his issues with women.
TVGuide.com: Your family's at the heart of Minding the Store. Did you set out with that intention?Pauly Shore: Well, The Comedy Store is my family's business, so of course, you're dealing with my family. But outside of the Store, my brother, my sister, my mom and dad are all a big part of the show, because I'm basically letting the audience in on my life now. Pauly is grown-up.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, we've got the goods on the latest crop of new reality shows. Trailer makeovers? Check. Will & Grace's "Just Jack" slumming it on Bravo in the dead of August? Check. Pauly Shore's resurrection from the dead... on TBS?! Check, mates. You've gotta get a load of this!
Fire Me... Please (CBS, premieres tomorrow, 9 pm/ET)
"The Bizarro Apprentice": Each week contestants do their damnedest to get fired.
The Cut (CBS, premieres Thursday, 8pm/ET)
Aspiring designers compete to work for picky, pint-size fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger.
Minding the Store (TBS, premieres July 17, 10 pm/ET)
Pauly Shore takes over his mother's legendary laugh house, the Comedy Store.
Situation: Comedy (Bravo, premieres August 2, 8 pm/ET)
Sean Hayes and producer Todd Milliner turn the pilot-season pitching ritual into a reality competition.