Robin Tunney, Simon Baker
As The Mentalist prepares to kick off its seventh and final season Sunday, members of the cast and crew say they feel like they have a new show on their hands. First, there's no will-they-or-won't-they tension between Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) to grapple with, after that steamy kiss in the Season 6 finale. And, for the first time in the show's history, the Red John storyline will not be lurking in the background.
"Essentially this season is about what happens when life turns out the way you'd hoped it would, when you do have a happy ending," creator Bruno Heller told reporters on a conference call last week. "What happens after that? Jane and Lisbon have been engaged in this epic journey for six years. ... How do you create a different kind of life? And how do you create a different relationship out of a relationship that was borne in the kind of trauma that theirs was? ... It's the last hurrah for the show."
Alexander Siddig, Nell Tiger Free
With the sunny kingdom of Dorne factoring heavily into Game of Thrones' fifth season, it should come as no surprise that the show is filling out that world.
That being said, the HBO drama made a splash at Comic-Con on Friday, announcing the casting of eight new characters for Season 5, including Prince Doran Martell and the Sand Snakes — the hot-blooded and vengeful bastard daughters of Oberyn Martell...
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Hello, friends and bannermen. The Season 4 Game of Thrones finale played out like A Million Ways to Die in Westeros. How did it match up with the books? How did it differ?
[Warning: If you're a Game of Thrones fan who has stumbled upon this chat and haven't read the books yet, begone! Instead, check out our postmortem for "The Children" for a spoiler-free discussion.]
Aaron Tveit, Manny Montana, Daniel Sunjata
When Aaron Tveit first signed on for USA's crime drama Graceland, he thought he was going to play the hero. He was in for a big surprise.
"On paper, I thought Mike would be the good guy and Briggs would be the bad guy," Tveit tells TVGuide.com. "But ... a lot of people root ...
After his mind-blowing exit from Game of Thrones, Pedro Pascal has landed a leading role in Netflix's Narcos, Deadline reports.
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[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's Game of Thrones. Read at your own risk!]
Oberyn Martell tried to conquer The Mountain with mixed success.
On Sunday's Game of Thrones, the fiery Dornishman known as The Viper (Pedro Pascal) went head-to-head with the massive Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane (Hafthor Bjornsson) ...
Peter Dinklage, Pedro Pascal
Trust a Dornishman to get excited by impossible odds.
On Sunday's Game of Thrones (9/8c, HB), Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) will enter into trial by combat against Gregor Clegane, who is nicknamed The Mountain for his ridiculously vast size. The series cast massive Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson to dwarf his onscreen competitor. "He's nearly a foot taller than me. He's 6-foot-9; I'm 5-foot-11," Pascal tells TVGuide.com. "I think he's nearly three times my weight. He's 420 pounds of muscle. It felt like I was with a giant. And then put him in the armor, and his sword alone was exactly my height. It was incredibly intimidating but also really delightful because I think that the character Oberyn really relishes that kind of challenge."
Robin Tunney, Simon Baker
The moment Mentalist fans have been waiting for for six seasons has arrived. Will Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Teresa Lisbon's (Robin Tunney) professional partnership finally turn into something more on Sunday's season finale?
Well ... that's up to Lisbon to decide. Her options: Accompany new boyfriend Marcus Pike (Pedro Pascal) to Washington, D.C. and accept his marriage proposal, or stay behind with Jane, who hasn't exactly tried to sweep her off her feet.
"It's a big decision," Tunney tells TVGuide.com.
On Sunday's Game of Thrones, King's Landing held its regicide trial, which included at least one surprise guest on the witness stand. And although Tyrion was in the weakest position possible, he was able to surprise everyone. His situation may not have improved, but at least he now has a say in his fate. Who else took control? Who slipped? TVGuide.com breaks down the power shifts in "The Laws of Gods and Men":
Our feelings for Sunday's Game of Thrones can be summed up in one word: Hodor! If you need more than that, check out the rest of the recap.