It's been five years since CBS premiered Harper's Island, and in the words of another famous island inhabitant, "We have to go back!" A woefully underrated horror murder mystery, the 13-episode series, which is available on Netflix, follows a group of family and friends that heads to the titular locale for a destination wedding, only to learn that there's a killer among them. At least one character gets whacked each episode, always in spectacular fashion. It was awesome, and it got the shaft (no pun intended). CBS canceled the show after moving it from Thursdays to Saturdays, natch, but if they know what's good for them, they'd bring back the dead.
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Here are six reasons why CBS should resurrect Harper's Island — and why you should (re)watch.
Happy birthday, Bob Newhart! What a marvelous coincidence that his 84th birthday falls on the same night CBS is repeating his terrific Emmy-nominated guest performance on The Big Bang Theory (Thursday, 8/7c). And wouldn't it be splendid if this finally earns him an Emmy? It's unfathomable that he has yet to receive one for his illustrious career. Newhart's timing is impeccable as ever as "Professor Proton," the former TV host of a kiddie science show that Sheldon and Leonard still obsess over (so what else is new). And while they gush over meeting their hero, he's understandably much more impressed by Penny — although what she's doing with these geeky goofballs is a puzzle he'll never understand. The good news is that he's expected to return at least a few times during the next season, so maybe he'll eventually figure it out. Whatever the excuse, it's a treat to see Newhart working his magic before a live audience on one of TV's most deserving smash hits.
Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, Castle
[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 3 finale of Castle. Read at your own risk.]
Castle's third season went out with a bang. More than one, actually.
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The action-packed final episode found Beckett (Stana Katic) once again drawn into investigating her mother's murder after Hal Lockwood (Max Martini), the hitman who has killed all her previous leads in the case, escapes from prison. Beckett soon learns that Lockwood's next target is...
Tuesday's NCIS: Los Angeles may prove once and for all just how much agents Kensi Blye and Marty Deeks really care about each other.
When a secure facility housing sensitive materials on a Marine base is compromised, Kensi (Daniela Ruah) must go undercover to get close to Stanley King (guest star Victor Webster), a world-class thief suspected of several high-end heists. Kensi has to gain King's trust by any means necessary, which isn't good news for Kensi's partner Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen).
Victor Webster and Daniela Ruah, NCIS: Los Angeles
Former Charmed and Melrose Place star Victor Webster is set to guest-star on an upcoming episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, and as you can see in this exclusive first look, he might just throw a wrench into the bubbling chemistry between Kensi and Deeks.
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Webster plays Stanley King, a world-class thief suspected of several high-end heists. He lands on NCIS' radar after a secure facility housing sensitive materials on a Marine base is compromised. In order to get close enough to keep an eye on King, Kensi (Daniela Ruah) must work alongside him as a savvy thief...
Stana Katic, Victor Webster and Nathan Fillion
Castle's not going to like this one bit. On October 11th's Castle episode, he gets quite the surprise when Beckett's secret beau, Josh Davidson (Victor Webster), pops into the precinct.
"He's this big, mysterious, hunky guy who rides a motorcycle," says Webster. "But then you'll find out he's a cardiac surgeon as well — blue collar and white collar mixed into one!"
Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, Castle
In the opening moments of Castle's Season 3 premiere, crime-solving partners and star-crossed lovers Castle and Beckett have their guns pointed at one another.
We knew there'd be some tension after Castle (Nathan Fillion) left Beckett (Stana Katic) to run off to the Hamptons with his ex-wife (Monet Mazur) at the end of last season. But this?
While everything may not be as dire as it first seems, there is definitely some bad blood to be worked out.
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"I knew after the way we ended last season, we couldn't just have Castle walk back into the precinct and say, 'Hey, I'm back,'" creator/executive producer Andrew Marlowe tells TVGuide.com of the premiere, which features Castle as a murder suspect...
Castle has tapped Victor Webster to play the new boyfriend of Beckett (Stana Katic), a show rep says.
The Charmed vet, 37, will play Josh Davidson and make his first appearance...
Question: Do you have any new Charmed scoop?
Answer: Victor Webster is joining the cast beginning with Episode 16. His character's name is Cupid and he'll play an "integral role in Phoebe's quest for true love." Additionally, Marne Patterson has been cast as Christy, Billie's sister who was taken 15 years ago by demons. Christy, as we'll discover, is every bit as powerful a witch as her younger sister.