Jeers to Southland for turning into LAPD Rehab.
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I have no doubt that police officers and their spouses suffer from substance-abuse issues at a high rate along with the rest of the population, but it seems like everyone's copping on Season 3 of TNT's crime drama...
Benjamin McKenzie and John Cudlitz
It's odd to think that the cast of a show entering its third season has never shot more than six episodes at a time, but that's the case for TNT's Southland.
The gritty police drama debuted as a midseason replacement on NBC in 2009 and earned a 13-episode renewal for Season 2. Then, NBC canceled the show before it even premiered, allowing TNT to buy and air the six episodes NBC had in the can in early 2010.
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So when TNT ordered a 10-episode third season, which begins Tuesday at 10/9c, the cast and crew were equally excited and cynical. "Well, the joke on set is...
Elizabeth Mitchell, Regina King
Embrace your inner lizard. V is back for a second season tonight on ABC (9/8c), with a red tint in the air and an ominous shower of red rain (the episode's title) falling on the embattled earthlings, although on my screener, everything looked orange. The color of cheese.
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If this alien-adventure melodrama were any more cartoonish, you might expect the Road Runner to "Beep Beep!" behind the evil Anna the next time she's foiled...
Jenny Gago has joined the cast of TNT's Southland, TVGuide.com has learned.
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The 25-year film and TV vet will recur as Detective Josie Ochoa, a take-charge investigator partnered with Detective Lydia Adams (Regina King). She's been shot in the line of duty and is a tough mother of several sons. Josie's Latina culture gives her a unique perspective on cases that changes the way Lydia thinks about her work...
Eva La Rue
As if keeping your job in this economy wasn't hard enough, Eva La Rue's character Natalia Boa Vista puts her entire career on the line when she takes aim at Horatio (David Caruso) on Sunday's episode of CSI: Miami (10/9c, CBS).
When Boa Vista doubts the story of a murder suspect (guest star Shawn Hatosy) who suffers from gruesome visions, but has no recollection of killing the victim, she ...
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins
Supernatural (Friday, 9/8c, The CW)
It's angels in America time again, as Castiel wings it back to Earth to help the brothers solve a case of police murders that seems to hark back to the plagues of Egypt. While there, Cas reveals that Heaven in in post-apocalyptic chaos and God's weapons have been stolen. (Ergo, the search for the staff of Moses.) And while seeking the supernatural thief, they confront an old enemy....
Michael C. Hall and Shawn Hatosy, Dexter
Southland star Shawn Hatosy says he was thrilled to play a villain on Season 5 of Dexter after "playing three or four cops in a row."
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"I was dying to do it," Hatosy tells TVGuide.com "I enjoy doing all that [cop work], but to kind of stretch the muscles a little bit and step outside that world was exciting.
"It's so surreal," he continues. "When you think about what it is that [the Dexter crew does] daily, with the blood and strapping people to tables, it's just a unique type of employment."
Hatosy, who first appears in Sunday's episode (9/8c on Showtime), plays Boyd Fowler, a sanitation worker responsible for dead animal control...
CSI: Miami is welcoming some psychic friends for a special sweeps episode. On November 7, Southland's Shawn Hatosy guest stars as a murder suspect with no recollection of how he ended up in the proximity of a dead body. To verify his story, CSI Natalia Boa Vista (Eva La Rue) goes undercover and investigates a suspicious psychic, played by Beth Littleford (The Hard Times of RJ Berger). "She's drugged him, but I don't believe the drug story," says La Rue. "So I go under cover and she drugs me."
Michael C. Hall
Dexter may have lost Rita and offed the Trinity Killer last season, but an onslaught of new faces will appear on the show this year.
Julia Stiles, Johnny Lee Miller and Peter Weller are just some of the people who will be paying Miami a visit.
Why are so many new stars coming on? And how will that affect the amount of screen time the resident Dexter cast gets?
Dexter has cast British actor Chris Vance in a multi-episode arc.
Dexter's search for atonement and 4 other things you'll see in Season 5
The Showtime series, which has had nearly as many casting announcements for its fifth season as Dexter has had victims, will welcome Vance as...