"It's not anything that the audience can't handle," KaDee Strickland stresses as she sits in the living room of Sam's beachfront house on the Private Practice set during one of the few days she's not covered in prosthetic cuts, scrapes and bruises.
The "it" in this situation is her character Charlotte's sexual assault and brutal beating in this Thursday's episode of Private Practice (10/9c on ABC).
Private Practice tackles rape during sweeps
At the end of last week's episode, Charlotte walked out of her office at the hospital only to encounter a deranged man whose face the audience has yet to see (though we know he's played by Buffy alum Nicholas Brendon). After a harsh smack, he shoved her back into the dark office as the episode faded to black.
"The fact that she has this happen in her place of business is a very powerful statement because she has to go back to it," Strickland says. "It will never be the same thing to...
Forget the family friendly roles. Hilary Duff is going the ruthless, queen bee route for her upcoming guest role on Community.
"It was fun," Duff says. "I haven't really done anything where I got to be a bitch before."
On Thursday's episode (8/7c on NBC), Duff plays Meghan, Greendale's resident mean girl who bullies Britta, Shirley and Annie.
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"The mean girls are taking over and ...
The Big Bang Theory
Like any good FBI agent would, Eliza Dushku did her recon work before heading to The Big Bang Theory for her guest spot.
"I am a fan, but I have to be honest. I Wikipedia-ed each of their characters to see things that have been revealed and things that might be in their file so I would get lines that I wouldn't have made the connection to because I haven't watched every single episode," Dushku tells TVGuide.com. "When they said little things, I could ...
Bravo has ordered a new cooking competition show starring Rocco DiSpirito, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Rocco's Dinner Party will have the celebrity chef judging four aspiring chefs every episode. The cheftestants must...
Milo Ventimiglia is eyeing a return to TV with a new comic-based drama at NBC, Deadline reports.
The 33-year-old actor is attached to star and executive-produce Rest, a project based on a 2008 comic book series...
USA Network has ordered three drama pilots to add to its slate of original programming, Variety reports.
"[NBC Universal] is investing in our success," Jeff Wachtel, USA's president of programming, told the trade paper. "We need to step up our game. It's not a new strategy, but if you want to maintain and build on what you've achieved, you better step up your game."
USA sets premiere date for Facing Kate, return of Burn Notice, Psych
Eden follows a young hotel worker who...
Chelsea Handler has scored yet another TV show: NBC has picked up a pilot based on the late-night host and comedienne's books, Deadline reports.
Chelsea Handler to star in comedy series on E!
The project, tentatively titled Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea after one of Handler's books, will focus on a twentysomethingwoman named Chelsea, who won't have Handler's real-life profession, but will be a lot like her. Handler will not star in the series.