Justin Gimelstob, Chris Evert, Lindsay Davenport, Elisabeth Shue
When Elisabeth Shue joined CSI last year, she had one request.
"[Producers] asked me if there were any ideas I had or anything I'd like to do that would be fun, and I said, 'We should do a murder at a tennis tournament and we'll get professional players to come on.' I was half-joking, but I did really want to do it and I didn't necessarily think they would do it," Shue, a diehard tennis (and Roger Federer) fan and avid player, tells TVGuide.com. "Cut to the beginning of this season and they say, 'Oh, that tennis episode is really coming along.' 'What?!' I was just shocked, but so, so excited."
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Wednesday's CSI (10/9c, CBS) — which just so happens to air during the Australian Open — will see Shue's "dream episode" become a reality. Finn (Shue) leads the team's investigation of ...
Gary Sinise, Navid Negahban
Abu Nazir lives!
CSI: NY has cast Navid Negahban, aka Homeland's most-wanted (and recently deceased) terrorist, for a February episode, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Negahban will figure into the second part of the CSI-CSI: NY crossover event as Zane Kalim, a lifelong criminal. He will most certainly come into the crosshairs of Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), as Kalim is the only person who knows where Mac's kidnapped girlfriend Christine (Megan Dodds) is being held...
Brian Van Holt and Elisabeth Shue
It's been a little less than a year since Elisabeth Shue joined the cast of CSI, and the actress is thrilled to finally get a few more answers about Julie Finlay's past.
Gary Sinise, Ted Danson
CSI and CSI: NY are teaming up for a two-part crossover in February.
CSI will kick things off in the first hour, with CSI: NY's Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) traveling to Las Vegas to surprise his girlfriend Christine (Megan Dodds). When she's missing upon his arrival, he calls on D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) to help find her.
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Hitting the 300-episode benchmark is an impressive achievement for any series, but by the standards of the Law & Order franchise, SVU still has a ways to go before it approaches, let alone overtakes, the longevity of the still-missed mothership, which clocked more than 450 hours before NBC's abrupt pulling of the plug two years ago.
Lenny Venito and Jami Gertz
E.T.s, go home! Less out-of-this-world than out of its league, ABC's The Neighbors (9:31/8:31c) stands out on the network's celebrated Wednesday comedy lineup like a wart on a hand model. Cheerfully ridiculous and unapologetically moronic, this aliens-among-us sitcom follows a long and mostly proudly silly TV tradition that includes Mork & Mindy, ALF and 3rd Rock From the Sun. Nothing wrong with a goofy guilty pleasure in the right circumstances and if blessed with the genius of a John Lithgow or a Robin Williams — or an ALF.
Michael Gross, Julian Sands
CBS's CSI, Criminal Minds and Person of Interest are bringing on some interesting guest stars this season.
Michael Gross, who played Family Ties dad Steven Keaton, will play the president of the University where D.B. Russell's son is enrolled. "My son is on a basketball team and his coach is murdered," previews Ted Danson. "Then he gets involved in a triangle of sorts without even knowing it."
Ted Danson, Peri Gilpin and Marc Vann
On CSI, the name Jeffrey McKeen is basically synonymous with danger.
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That certainly holds true in the CBS drama's Season 13 finale (Wednesday at 10/9c). When one of the mayor's key supporters is suspected of murdering his own wife, D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) & Co. are tasked with clearing his name. In the process of doing so, however...
Around the World in 80 Plates
Those Magical Elves have done it again. The producers who helped put Bravo on the map with the original Project Runway and Top Chef have revitalized the seemingly exhausted cooking-competition format with a new winner that smartly combines elements of The Amazing Race and even Survivor. Though not initially quite as exotic as BBC America's new No Kitchen Required, the kitchen culture-clash possibilities appear endless in Bravo's instantly addictive Around the World in 80 Plates (10/9c).
Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
The DVR and online video streaming of your favorite shows has turned Must See TV into Must See When I Get Around to It. But Warren Littlefield, former entertainment president of NBC, has reminded us of what was possible not so long ago. His new book, Top of The Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV (May 1, Doubleday), recounts his successful run at the network and the inside stories of the shows that...