And we're back! It's been a little bit since FlashForward's last new episode, but I hope everyone is as ready as I am to dive right back into the many questions we have and finally get some answers.
In the beginning, we see a window washer in Los Angeles who narrowly escapes death during the blackout. He has become a motivational speaker and shares how the blackout helped put him a great new path — a turning point (maybe to show how this episode will be a turning point? Just thinking aloud). "None of us are in this alone," he says before musing about hope vs. chaos.
Dancing With The Stars, Derek Hough
Last season, few expected Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa to make it to the semifinals of Dancing with the Stars. It's a different story this time around, as Hough is paired with former Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger. "I do think there's a little bit more pressure on me with everyone expecting Nicole to go far. That's OK," he tells TVGuide.com. "Last season was one of my favorite seasons because I had a great time. I had no expectations. I was just enjoying myself and that kind of came through. I'm going to try to retain that this season." See what else the Season 7 champ has to say about his new partner, why she's not a ringer and which cast member is a party animal.
Paula Abdul won't be returning to the judges table just yet.
Talks for the former American Idol judge to join ABC's possible Star Search reboot as a judge and host have ended, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Abdul's decision not to participate puts the show's fate into question, as the idea was largely tied to Abdul...
Christiane Amanpour, who has served as the face of CNN's international coverage for more than two decades, is leaving the cable news network to host ABC News' This Week.
David Cook, American Idol
American Idol's first top 12 elimination helped Fox win an extremely weak Wednesday night permeated with repeats.
Idol drew 20.1 million viewers and was up 5 percent over the previous week's results show among adults 18 to 49. Its lead-in, Human Target (8 million viewers), was down a bit in the demo, but remained steady with its competition.
NBC took second place overall against CBS and ABC, which mostly aired repeats. Mercy (5.6 million viewers) was down in total viewers and in the demo, but Law & Order: SVU (9.5 million viewers) easily won the 10/9c timeslot.
CBS' only new show, Gary Unmarried, drew 5.9 million viewers...
Joseph Fiennes, Michael Ealy, John Cho
It's been four months since FlashForward fans last caught up with agents Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes), Demetri Noh (John Cho) and the rest of the Mosaic team investigating the Oct. 6 global blackout. However, viewers won't have to scratch their heads much longer, as the series returns with all new episodes Thursday at 8/7c. Who is Suspect Zero? What's next for Mark? How does Aaron Stark (Brian F. O'Byrne) fit into all this? TVGuide.com talked with the cast and crew to get those answers and more...
Louis van Amstel
Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars was the longest and largest in the ABC hit's history — not to mention the most difficult for Louis van Amstel. "It was by far the hardest work I've ever done in my life," he tells TVGuide.com. "The season didn't seem to end. But I would do it again because the reward I got out of it — the relationship with Kelly [Osbourne] — was so worth it." With the smaller cast lineup for Season 10, the Dancing pro will put in fewer hours with his new partner, Niecy Nash, who, he says, will show audiences a new side to her funny, feisty self.
Timothy Olyphant, Justified
Justified drew 4.2 million viewers Tuesday night, making it FX's biggest series premiere since The Shield debuted to 4.8 million viewers in 2002, the network said. The new drama ranked No. 1 on cable for the night in overall viewers and even beat the broadcast networks at 10/9c among men 18-to-49.
Fox won a slow night for the networks as American Idol's two-hour top 12 performance program drew 22.6 million viewers and continued its dominance among all 18-to-49-year-olds, according to Nielsen overnight estimates.
CBS placed second for the night, but saw all its shows fall in the demo versus their last new episodes...