Keeley Hawes and Ed Stoppard
"This house is going to see such life!" So declares the new mistress (familiar face Keeley Hawes) of Upstairs Downstairs' 165 Eaton Place, blowing out the cobwebs after years of disuse. This address is so iconic to fans of classic British TV, it's a wonder Masterpiece Classic waited until its 40th anniversary to time-warp us back for more sudsy ups and downs in this fabled London estate. (For those devoted to the original, a deluxe new 21-DVD set of the complete '70s series has been issued by Acorn Media.)
Terry Serpico and Catherine Bell
The shocking death of soldier Jeremy Sherwood (Richard Bryant), fatally wounded in the line of duty in Afghanistan on the March 27 episode of Army Wives, left not only the show's characters and fans shaken, but also the close-knit cast and crew. "Some were angry," admits executive producer Jeff Melvoin. "I explained, 'It's good that you feel that way, because that's what death means.'"
Naomi and Wynonna Judd
While the Judds' farewell tour is the impetus for this new six-part reality series about the country duo, music is only a small part of The Judds. The underlying theme is the often strained relationship between mom Naomi and daughter Wynonna.
Pia Toscano, Ryan Seacrest
Our top moments of the week:
14. Best Discovery: When Mrs. McCluskey finds an unconscious Andrew on her couch on Desperate Housewives, instead of acting concerned, she acts like, well, Mrs. McCluskey. She calls Bree and gives her a hint of the problem — "It reeks of Mai Tais, and you gave birth to it." "If I wanted a drunk homo on my couch," she continues, "I would have married my college boyfriend." Apparently, warmth and sensitivity are so 2009 on Wisteria Lane.
13. Butt Out Award: Rejected from her and her mother's dream school — Berkeley — Amber completely unravels after a classmate asks her about her college plans at...
"How is this legal?" I asked myself several times watching the premiere of Showtime's Gigolos (tonight, 11/10c). The show portrays five male workers in the slippery field of escorting. To many, the words "escort" and "gigolo" are euphemisms for "prostitute," but Garren James, the owner of the escort company Cowboys 4 Angels that's profiled on this show, draws the line early on to new hire Vin...
It looks like Rosie's friends know more about her murder than they're letting on.
In this sneak peek of The Killing's third episode, titled "El Diablo" (airing Sunday at 10/9c on AMC), Sterling (Kacey Rohl) can't contain her guilt.
The Real Housewives of New York City
The Real Housewives of New York City has returned and it wouldn't feel right without castmate Jill Zarin declaring who's she's siding with this season.
"I'm Team Brunette," she told TVGuide.com.
So where does that leave the newly platinum blonde Alex McCord?
"I hate the word 'team,'" she says and reminds us that her closest ally on the show in not a castmember, but inseparable husband Simon.
American Idol has certainly raised its game on results show this year. After Casey's shocking save two weeks ago, it seemed nothing would come close to matching that intensity and craziness. But Thursday's show turned viewers on their heads once more. Just as I was mocking the overly dramatic intro packages and laughing at Ryan Seacrest for once again promising what "could be shocking" results, America's votes indeed gave everyone — viewers, contestants, and most certainly the judges — a jolt.
So let's break it down...
The Big Bang Theory, Simon Helberg
On Thursday's The Big Bang Theory, Howard (Simon Helberg) popped the question to girlfriend Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) — or rather he was about to before she abruptly cut him off to accept. Helberg, however, heard all fan questions as he live-tweeted the episode and answered queries about everything from his wardrobe to his on-screen but never-seen mother.