Some of you saw it coming. A lot of you didn't. Whatever the case, last Friday's General Hospital cliffhanger couldn't have been more delicious! Theo Hoffman, the cranky hypochondriac who is suing the hospital for malpractice, was revealed to be the Balkan! This international crime lord — played by the terrific Daniel Benzali of Murder One fame — seems to be seeking revenge on supermodel Brenda Barrett for the death of his son and now he's secretly wormed his way onto her legal team. It's fabulously creepy! TV Guide Magazine had an exclusive chat with Benzali, who gave us a tantalizing hint of doom to come.
Yvonne Strahovski unveils her new PETA ad, featuring her rescued pooches Chazzie and Wilbur, exclusively for TV Guide Magazine. Unlike in other celeb PETA ads, the actress — who plays Chuck's improbably hot CIA girlfriend on the NBC cult hit Chuck — doesn't bare all. Instead, she donned wings to play her dogs' guardian angel for the animal rights group's "Adopt, Don't Buy," campaign.
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Question: I was just watching Human Target, and as someone who lives in San Francisco, I was wondering how often shows are actually shot on location and what are the factor conditions. I get a San Francisco vibe from Human Target, which I didn't get from Monk. Both Dexter and Burn Notice take place in Miami, but I usually get more of a Los Angeles vibe from Dexter. Many shows have episodes that take place at universities and I swear I am always looking at the UCLA campus.
After 21 seasons, Survivor is shaking things up.
After an individual is voted out of the game in Season 22, that person will go to Redemption Island, where they will continue to live under the same conditions as the rest of the competing castaways. Once another person is voted out, they will also travel to Redemption Island and duel head to head with the first person who was voted out. The winner will then get to stay on Redemption Island and continue dueling with the rest of the eliminated participants. Toward the end of the game, the Redemption Island victor will be allowed to re-enter the game and compete for the million-dollar prize.
Alanna Ubach scares the hell out of men — and it's proving to be a brilliant career move. The actress currently juggles gigs on two hot cable series, playing Thomas Jane's sexually voracious next-door neighbor Yael on HBO's Hung and Ray Romano's pushy lady love Michelle on TNT's Men of a Certain Age.
In tonight's episode of Men (10/9c, TNT), Michelle spends the night with Romano's character, Joe, then gives him a macho crotch grab before dashing out the door for work. It throws Joe for a loop and straight into the arms of another woman...
The Yuletide episodes of The Closer are true standouts every season, and this one's got it all: holiday hilarity, family dysfunction and, of course, murder. The two-parter opens tonight at 9/8c on TNT with a death on Christmas Eve in a case that threatens to dash everybody's holiday plans. "Brenda [Kyra Sedgwick] and Raydor [Mary McDonnell] always fight to gain control of cases, but they're fighting to give this one away," says exec producer James Duff.
Things get even screwier after Brenda's parents (Frances Sternhagen and Barry Corbin) show up...
NBC's holiday singing competition wraps up its second season tonight after two weeks of spirited performances by some of the country's top a cappella groups. In the finale, the winning group — which receives $100,000 and a Sony Music recording contract — is named, and surprise special guests perform. — Brie Hearn
Read on for previews of Martha and the Christmas Tree, Million Dollar Money Drop, Monday Night Football, Independent Lens, The Closer and True Life.