It's so hard finding good shows about help these days.
PBS' hit Brit import Downton Abbey, which humanizes the servants and nobility with equal sensitivity and wit, is an exception. In the second cable series within a month depicting the class divide between the unhappy rich and the equally conflicted domestics who tidy their fabulous homes if not their messy lives, both extremes of the economic scale are patronized with cartoonish levels of camp and melodrama.
If you liked Marc Cherry's Desperate Housewives, then you're pretty much already seen Lifetime's Devious Maids — what's next, Dangerous Masseuses? The characters and situations may be different, but creator/executive producer Cherry's signature tone of arch cattiness leavened with sentimental schmaltz is unmistakable...
NBC has set summer premiere dates for new series Crossing Lines, The Winner Is... and Hollywood Game Night.
Crossing Lines will debut...
After Eddie Murphy resigned as Oscars host in November, getting Billy Crystal to host the ceremony for a ninth time apparently wasn't as easy as picking up the phone.
In the first promo for The 84th Annual Academy Awards, Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox are forced to travel to the furthest location on Earth (Mongolia, duh!) to find "the one they call the host" in a Funny or Die-produced clip also featuring William Fichtner, Vinnie Jones and Crystal's former co-star...
Scott Caan, William Fichtner and Matt Letscher have signed on to guest-star on Entourage's upcoming sixth season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Caan will play Scotty Lavin, a talent manager who becomes E.'s headache this season. Fichtner (Prison Break) takes on the role of slick TV producer Phil Yagoda, who is trying to remake his hit 1990s teen series for Drama. Letscher, who got some confusing screen time opposite Calista Flockhart on Brothers and Sisters this season, plays Dan Coakley, a TV exec who oversees Drama's TV series.
Entourage returns Sunday, July 12 at 10:30 pm/ET.
Prison Break's William Fichtner has broken out into a new role.The actor, who plays Agent Mahone on the Fox series, has landed the lead role in the new TNT drama Night and Day, The Hollywood Reporter reports.Joining him on the series is another TV familiar face: former ER staffer Sherry Stringfield.Described as "fast-paced" and "gritty," Night will explore the life of Fichtner's Dan Hollister, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent who works for a special threat intervention task force. Stringfield will play his stay-at-home wife, Elizabeth.It is unsure how the deal will affect Fichtner's role on Prison Break, but his contract expires after this season.Night will be written and produced by Todd Robinson and 24 mastermind Joel Surnow, who helped Fichtner snag the role of Hollister. — Joyce Eng