Olivia Pope and Associates have found a new friend!
Friends alum Lisa Kudrow made her Scandal debut last week, and her character, Josie Marcus, caused quite a bit of trouble for the White House as she began to score political points in the primary election at Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) expense. But Josie Marcus might not necessarily be the enemy.
Michael Sosha, Sophie Lowe
Is this Alice or Alias? Something to ponder while navigating the deluxe rabbit-hole theme-park ride of ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland spinoff (Thursday, 8/7c), in which a feisty and literally kick-ass Alice (Sophie Lowe) battles her way out of insane-asylum confinement with Sydney Bristow-level brio. She even has a Will Tippen-like sidekick in the sheepishly raffish Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha of the British Being Human), who stands by as Alice goes all action heroine.
Starting Oct. 24, Lisa Kudrow joins the cast of Scandal in a recurring role as a politician. And it looks like she's making fast friends.
Ellen Pompeo has more than 200 episodes of on-screen drama under her belt as Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy, but now the actress is dishing on some of the behind-the-scenes shakeups.
In an interview with the New York Post on the set of the show's 200th episode, Pompeo reveals that creator Shonda Rhimes originally wanted Isaiah Washington to play Meredith's love interest on the show. But Pompeo said she told Rhimes she'd rather have Patrick Dempseyplay Meredith's now-husband, Derek Shepherd.
Scott Foley and Kerry Washington
It looks like the return of Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) could signal some romance for Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) this season on Scandal.
Of course creator Shonda Rhimes wouldn't leave the dashing Naval officer rotting in a dank hole...
The White House briefing room is buzzing. A scandal is brewing — when isn't one on Scandal? — and the ever-ravenous press corps is waiting for President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) to make his entrance.
It's just like any other day on the set...except I was sitting in the second row. Why? A few real reporters were invited to play, well, reporters, and we were granted access for a doozy. The president was finally going to talk to the press about the rumors of his affair with our favorite fixer.
But before I got to grill the president, I had to pass inspection with the wardrobe team. My editor-in-chief business suit and professional pumps were begrudgingly approved, though costume designer Lyn Paolo wasn't thrilled with my de rigueur New York black. My mop of long, messy curls, however, was deemed a problem. "We're going to have to do something about this," said hairstylist Roberto Rangel as he ushered me into the makeup trailer.
Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey is riding a unicycle. It's 10 o'clock on a Wednesday morning, and the Grey's Anatomy leading man is playfully entertaining the cast and crew between scenes at a downtown Los Angeles theater complex. Long before Dempsey stepped into Derek Shepherd's sexy scrubs, he was (hidden-talent alert!) a champion juggler and avid student of the circus arts, and it's clear as he pedals around the set clad in a black tux that he's still got serious skills. "I'm tired of being an international superstar," he cracks. "I'm running away to join the circus!"
Kerry Washington, Paget Brewster, Andrew Lincoln
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Do you have any Scandal scoop not related to Mistress-gate? — Jennifer
NATALIE: Mistress-gate could actually be the least of the worries for Olivia's team and the White House when the season's overarching mystery is revealed. The cast adamantly agrees that this is one of the biggest scandals in the history of the show. And if you don't believe them, find out what happens to Cyrus when he discovers the truth: "Somewhere in the first couple episodes, Cyrus is transported to a very ominous location for a very ominous meeting in a trunk of a car," Jeff Perry teases. Dun-dun-DUN!
I'm so excited that Prentiss is back on Criminal Minds! Details! — Ashley
ADAM: Prentiss' return is still being worked out, but...
Wedding bells will be ringing on Grey's Anatomy this season!
When the cast of the ABC medical drama celebrated its 200th episode on Saturday night, executive producer Shonda Rhimes revealed to TVGuide.com that they're planning a wedding this season. Naturally, the first guess is that April (Sarah Drew) and Matthew (Justin Bruening) will be walking down the aisle since the duo patched things up in the premiere. But will they really be the ones to get married? Get the scoop on that, new love interests, a fun return and an emotional exit...
James Pickens Jr.
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's season premiere of Grey's Anatomy. Read at your own risk!]
Grey's Anatomy has never been shy about killing off members of its cast — See: George, Lexie and Mark — so there was genuine fear this summer that Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.), the heart of the hospital, could be the next on executive producer Shonda Rhimes' hit list.
Grey's Anatomy: Where were we and what's next?
At the close of Season 9, Webber was seemingly lifeless after being electrocuted when trying to turn on the generator during the super-storm. Picking up moments later, the Season 10 premiere saw...