As I first reported last month, Vanessa Williams has inked a lucrative contract to stay within the ABC family as the newest of Wisteria Lane's Desperate Housewives. Now here are the exclusive first details about a character that couldn't be more different from Vanessa's Ugly Betty witch, Wilhelmina Slater...
Get ready for Francophrenia! When movie star James Franco returns to General Hospital, his character — serial killer and performance artist Franco — will stage an epic exhibition at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) as part of his ongoing man-crush on mobster Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). The ABC soap will shoot Franco's grand opening on location at the real MOCA and is currently seeking some 200 GH fans to show up and witness the event...
Before ratings tanked, FlashForward had planned to follow through on its pilot prophecy of killing off FBI agent Demetri Noh (John Cho), reveals Gabrielle Union, who played Demetri's fiancé, attorney Zoey Andata. "Then I was supposed to avenge his death in Season 2 by representing defendants against the FBI whom I blamed for his death," Union says. But John's popularity, fueled by the success of his role as Sulu in the big-screen Star Trek, led the writers to alter his fate, thus limiting Zoey's storyline to the point that she wasn't even included in the series finale...
Virgina Madsen (Scoundrels) and Rhona Mitra (The Gates)
It's no longer news that summer is among TV's busiest seasons — but this year, cable is getting more competition than usual with scripted fare from the networks. The difference being that cable channels (USA, FX, TNT, Syfy, ABC Family and the pay giants, to name a few) tend to put their best foot forward with critically championed signature shows. The networks? Not so much.
Still, ABC is going unusually gung-ho, launching three new dramas of varying quality and distinction within a single week. Its Sunday combo of the whimsical Scoundrels and the sinister The Gates at least aims for something a bit different, while Thursday's Rookie Blue misfires with a tired arsenal of generic cop-show clichés.
Rookie doesn't try hard enough to stand out, while the Sunday shows may be guilty of trying a bit too hard...
Michelle Stafford, Sarah Joy Brown
Only one thing is certain about the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: My predictions will suck and as always I will blame it on those crazy blue-ribbon judges! Still, after re-watching each of the episodes submitted by the soap nominees, I can't resist my yearly exercise in embarrassment. So here goes...
ABC's high-tension new reality series Downfall doesn't premiere until next week, but we've got your first look.
Chris Jericho to host ABC's Downfall
Hosted by WWE superstar Chris Jericho, the game show takes place atop a 10-story building in Los Angeles. Contestants must answer questions against a clock to win prizes and a shot at $1 million.
In each round, if contestants fail to answer fast enough, they'll see a conveyor belt moving facsimiles of their prizes to the edge of the roof, so they'll plummet and be destroyed. The contestants can back up the conveyor belt, however, by putting either their own personal possessions or family members at risk of going off the roof.
Downfall premieres Tuesday, June 22 at 9/8c on ABC. Watch the video after the jump...
True Blood's new season is off to a strong start.
The HBO vampire drama's Season 3 premiere on Sunday drew 5.1 million viewers, a 38 percent increase over the Season 2 debut and a 19 percent improvement over the Season 2 average. Including numbers for the Sunday night encore broadcast, the show drew a total of 6.4 million viewers...
On this week of The Bachelorette, Ali and the guys leave Los Angeles and begin their trip around the world starting with New York City.
The first one-on-one date is with Kasey. He's never been to New York and Ali is "so thrilled" to show him around the right way. At the beginning of their date, he starts some metaphor about how Ali is a butterfly open and ready, but I'm too confused to follow. Instead of actually talking to Ali, Kasey decides to sing to her and she laughs awkwardly and then he keeps singing. I'm just glad I didn't witness that performance in person. The two then head to the natural history museum after-hours with a couple of flashlights, Ali seems pretty entertained by the dinosaurs alone, but Kasey adds to (or should we say takes away from) the atmosphere with gorilla noises. How charming!