After eight years, Scott Bakula was ready to kiss the ladies of Desperate Housewives goodbye — and with them, any dreams he had of guest-starring on the show. But he made it to Wisteria Lane in the nick of time.
"[Series creator] Marc Cherry and I had been bumping into each other. He kept saying, 'I want to have you on the show,' and I kept telling him, 'I love the show. I'd love to be on it,'" Bakula tells TVGuide.com. "I thought that the ship had sailed on this one."
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Bakula, who says he's a Desperate Housewives fanboy, could not have been more wrong. The Emmy-nominated actor is in the middle of a juicy four-episode arc playing Bree's ruthless attorney, Trip Weston. "It's bizarre meeting...
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How will Bree fare in the trial on Desperate Housewives? — Whitney
NATALIE: It should come as no surprise that Bree will start to fall for her lawyer (Scott Bakula), which could compromise her case in more ways than one.
Now that Diane has approved a raise for Alicia, is she going to get her old house back on The Good Wife? — Shannon
ADAM: She will...
Scott Bakula has been approached for a recurring role on Desperate Housewives, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
As first reported by TVLine, Bakula would play Bree's yet-to-be-named new lawyer. In the original casting call, the character is described as a...
Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski
Chuck's five-year plan has reached its end.
On Friday, series creators Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak saw the end of their beloved spy comedy that inspired nerd culture and Subway sandwich diets. True to form, they still kept up with the fans who made the continuation of the series possible.
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"Someone just wrote the nicest thing on Twitter," Schwartz told TVGuide.com Friday. "Someone quoted the pilot. 'Working on a five year plan. I've just got to choose the font,' which is what Chuck said in the pilot. And so that person wrote, 'That five-year plan worked out well.' I think I'm getting a little teary-eyed right now...
Chuck, Ryan McPartlin and Sarah Lancaster
Zachary Levi doesn't have any regrets that Chuck is ending with only a 13-episode fifth season.
"I don't feel like we were cut short, as difficult as it is to shut this last chapter on this journey," he told reporters at a December set visit for Chuck's two-hour series finale (Friday, 8/7c, NBC). "I think five seasons is actually a really good amount of time. ... For something like this, which is definitely story arcs and serial, how many bad guys and missions can you go on before you feel like you're repeating the same thing? So I feel like we've gotten a really perfect amount of time together and it's been special from Day One."
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After five years of the geek getting the girl, far-flung fantasy spy missions and a cavalcade of nerd-dom's finest guest stars, it's easy to see why Levin isn't exactly complaining. In fact, he and his fellow castmates were only too happy to reminisce.
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Brandon Routh, Chuck
Have Chuck and Sarah been naughty this year? On Friday's Chuck (8/7c, NBC), it looks like Santa is bringing them something far worse than a lump of coal: their old nemesis Daniel Shaw!
"We wanted to do a Christmas story, and Christmas is such a holiday that's haunted, like in the Charles Dickens tradition," Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak tells reporters during a December set visit. "We thought, 'Let's bring a monster from our past.' At the end of Season 3, Brandon [Routh] was such a good 'muahaha' bad guy. I was like, I've got to bring back the 'muahaha.'"
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Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski
Before we eat that last footlong and pour a 40-ounce soft drink out on the curb, there are 13 more episodes of Chuck left in its fifth and final season, kicking off Friday (8/7c on NBC).
Much has happened to our titular Nerd Herder-turned-spy and his friends, family and fellow agents in the past four seasons. And for the most part, we're fairly satisfied. We've seen Chuck (Zachary Levi) come into his own as a spy and as a man by finally marrying Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). We've met his butt-kicking parents (Linda Hamilton, Scott Bakula), saw Ellie and Awesome (Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin) have a baby and even witnessed Morgan (Josh Gomez) find romance.
Melinda McGraw, Mark Harmon
NCIS' Leroy Jethro Gibbs is a man of few words and many wives. And this November, viewers are going to meet another former Mrs. Gibbs, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Mad Men mistress Melinda McGraw has been cast as Diane, one of the three (redheaded) women Gibbs (Mark Harmon) married after his first wife was killed. Fans of the show will recall that after Diane split from Gibbs, she also married his friend and colleague, FBI Agent Tobias Fornell (Joe Spano), who will also return for the episode.
Although Fornell had a daughter with Diane, both men have not-so-fond memories of her...
Men of a Certain Age
TNT has canceled sophomore drama Men of a Certain Age, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
"TNT has been proud to be a part of Men of a Certain Age for two seasons," a TNT spokesperson said. "While the show has...