Drea de Matteo, Desperate Housewives
Drea de Matteo's addition to the cast of Desperate Housewives is somewhat of a cosmic punchline for the actress.
First of all, get this: She's a huge fan of the show. "For some reason, the real prissy homemakers appeal to me the most," she says, singling out Marcia Cross' Bree and Dana Delany's Katherine. "I'm obsessed with their wardrobes."
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Plus, she remembers a time when she considered giving up acting altogether and wished she could just get a gig on a long-running TV show, and specifically mentioned Housewives. Lastly, when her longtime boyfriend, musician Shooter Jennings, proposed to de Matteo recently, the marriage-averse actress replied...
Brothers & Sisters
Most TV actors would be pleased with one meaty storyline each season, but Brothers & Sisters' Dave Annable feels like he struck gold this season with two.
Not only will Annable's Justin Walker start medical school this fall, but he'll also be planning a wedding with new fiancée Rebecca (Emily VanCamp). Naturally, those two arcs will conflict, and the result will be major drama.
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"We're really trying to tell the truth of how chaotic his life has become," Annable tells TVGuide.com. "Justin gets very frustrated ...
Elizabeth Mitchell, V
ABC will air its alien-invasion drama V in two parts starting in November and then continuing after the Olympics in March 2010.
"We're planning to air four episodes in November and end with a cliff-hanger," a rep for the show tells TVGuide.com. In March, the show will resume airing the rest of the original 13-episode order, which has not changed with the new airing schedule. V continues to be...
In the two-hour Season 6 premiere of Grey's Anatomy, the staff of Seattle Grace deals with the death of one of their own. Meanwhile, Owen treats a British backpacker who loses an arm in a speedboat accident, and Arizona has trouble diagnosing a 15-year-old patient's "growing pains." Plus: Derek gets a shocking proposition that puts him at odds with the Chief.
FlashForward, ABC's intriguing new drama, chronicles a frightening world event in which everyone loses consciousness simultaneously for two minutes and 17 seconds. During that time, each person experiences a "flash-forward" to the same date about six months into the show's future: April 29, 2010. Many critics (including us) are calling the show the next Lost. Will it be? Let's meet the Flashers — and learn what they saw when the whole world blacked out:
ABC's new comedies have given the network something to smile about.
Modern Family and Cougar Town debuted to 12.7 million and 11.4 million viewers, respectively. Although CBS' Criminal Minds won the 9/8c timeslot in overall viewers (15.4 million), the ABC comedy combo was the most-watched in the key demographics. Following a Dancing with the Stars results show, which won the 8/7c hour with 15 million viewers, Modern Family improved ABC's rating in the demo by 23 percent.
Despite stiff premiere competition at 9/8c, Glee pulled 6.6 million viewers, a loss of only 5 percent week-to-week. NBC's Law & Order: SVU premiere was watched by 8.2 million viewers, but came up last in the demos.
Comedy wasn't as strong for CBS. A 8/7c combo of debuts from The New Adventures of Old Christine (7.7 million viewers) and Gary Unmarried (7.4 million viewers) took second behind Dancing. Fox's So You Think You Can Dance was up slightly from a week ago with 5.6 million viewers and NBC's Mercy debuted to 8.2 million viewers.
At 10, ABC's...
FlashForward, ABC's intriguing new drama (premiering Thursday at 8/7c), chronicles a frightening world event in which everyone loses consciousness simultaneously for two minutes and 17 seconds. During that time, each person experiences a "flash-forward" to the same date about six months into the show's future: April 29, 2010. FBI agent Mark Benford (Shakespeare in Love's Joseph Fiennes) leads the investigation into the phenomenon. "The opportunity to get off a horse, out of a flouncy shirt, into a guy that wears a gun on his hip and some cuffs on the back of his belt, I'll tell you, that's quite nice," the actor says. Let's answer some burning questions about the show that many critics (including us) are calling the next Lost.
When Season 6 of Grey's Anatomy premieres (Thursday, 9/8c, ABC), George and Izzie are both on death's door. While it's not exactly a secret who lives and who dies, we thought you might need a quick refresher on where we left off — and a juicy tease about what comes next.
Where Were We? Mer had an impromptu Post-It Note "wedding" to Derek, the "honeymoon" for which was interrupted by the discovery that the mangled John Doe was George.
After two nights of dancing, it's only fitting that two couples will get the boot on Season 9's first results show. Which two unlucky pairs saw their Dancing with the Stars days come to an end? Find out below!
ABC's Modern Family (premiering Wednesday, 9/8c) is one of the funniest new sitcoms, hence its inclusion in our list of Editors' Picks for the fall. What makes it so special? Read on.