What's the advantage of an obstacle course that's completely covered in snow? Host John Henson says that it helps to reduce the swelling. Of course, that will be cold comfort for tonight's contestants as they face wintery obstacles that include Mogul Madness and Yule Log Jam. — Fred Mitchell
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Alfred Molina will replace Skeet Ulrich as the lead detective on Law & Order: Los Angeles, executive producer Dick Wolf announced in a statement Wednesday.
Molina, who currently plays Deputy District Attorney Ricardo Morales, will jump from the courtroom to the precinct beginning with episode 15. It will be revealed that Morales was an LAPD detective for 15 years, and when he becomes frustrated with the law, he decides to return to the force as a beat cop.
Steven R. McQueen
The Vampire Diaries' Jeremy Gilbert has had it rough. His parents died in a car accident, his first love, Vicki, became a vampire who was staked shortly thereafter, and his second crush, Anna, also a vampire, died just as things were going great for the couple. So when he and his sister's friend Bonnie became close, (most) viewers were thrilled by the possibility of a romance. Star Steven R. McQueen, who plays Jeremy, was among them. "Our characters ended up having such great chemistry ... and it's been a blast to unravel that new path," he says. "At the beginning of Season 2, he starts from square one. When Bonnie is added into the equation, he goes into throwing his heart on the line."
Neil Patrick Harris, Julie Bowen
Comedy isn't dead, females are funny and Sue Sylvester is a man.
At least, that's what we learned after two panels Wednesday during the winter TV previews. The casts of Modern Family, Glee, How I Met Your Mother and Raising Hope gathered to discuss what makes each of their shows so, well, funny.
10. How I Met Your Mother Shoots Without an Audience: The actors have to hold for a laugh that isn't there. "You get to guess how funny your joke is," Jason Segel says. "I'm going to give this one four seconds!" Adds co-star Neil Patrick Harris: "In Season 7, I'm going to start opening the door and waiting for entrance applause."
9. Julie Bowen Seeks Therapy for Laughs: Without even a laugh track on Modern Family, Julie Bowen is desperate to get her fix. "I'm wildly...
More than 8.4 million viewers tuned in to last week's third-season premiere of Jersey Shore, shattering ratings records and becoming MTV's most-watched series telecast to date.
We thought we'd put that number in perspective and compare it the numbers of some other "popular" shows. See how your favorites stack up!
Kiefer Sutherland's first post-24 starring role is on a new web series called The Confession, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 10 five-to-seven-minute webisodes follow a hitman (Sutherland) who discusses why his victims deserved to die with a priest (John Hurt).
Ted Williams, the 53-year-old former homeless man with the golden voice, is heading to rehab after having a one-on-one with Dr. Phil, the psychologist said in a statement.
"If Ted is ever going to get better, he's got to be honest with himself and admit he's addicted to drugs and alcohol," the statement said.
When Chris Colfer learned Glee would air right after the Super Bowl, his first reaction was: "What's a Super Bowl?"
But seriously, he was floored. Producers made sure that the episode would be a big one, befitting its lead-in, and the budget quickly surpassed that of the Madonna tribute, up until now the show's most expensive production.
"I'm so surprised there were no fatalities out of that episode because it is insane," Colfer said Wednesday during the Television Critics Association winter previews. "It's by far the most expensive episode we've ever done. There was one scene where they were filming and they...