In a four-decade career, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons has never done network television. Now he's making the leap with a guest-starring role on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
"I've done no network TV (and) Law & Order: SVU is so popular amongst a wide variety of my friends," Irons tells TVGuide.com. "I thought it had great style. It reminded me of those paperback crime novels, which move very fast and ... I liked the way they told the stories."
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AMC's Mad Men has been a fan favorite and critical darling over its four seasons, and now the show's appeal is reaching into academia. Northwestern University offered a history seminar in the fall titled "Consumerism and Social Change in Mad Men America, 1960-65," while University of California Berkeley will continue its Men-inspired English course this spring.
Vive la difference! Former General Hospital baddie Ted King is cleaning up his act and moving to One Life to Live on January 21 as a struggling Parisian artist simply known as Tomas. The mystery man's last name is hush-hush for now because it'll eventually be revealed that he's related to a certain someone in Llanview. He'll also be the new love interest for Blair Cramer, the heartbreak heroine played by Kassie DePaiva. The plot: Blair jets to Paris to track down Tomas — whom she's never met — to find out why he painted a portrait of her. It's not just any portrait, but one copied from a photo taken of Blair at one of her weddings to Todd (back when Roger Howarth was playing the role...cue the Howarth rumors!).
The Heck family have a heck of a lot of problems in this episode. Frankie's predicament is trying to get Mike to stop giving her the cold shoulder after she accidentally spends $200 on a small bottle of eye cream. Axl's cross to bear is taking care of a mechanical infant doll for health class. And Sue and Brick's dilemma is a doozy — trying to figure out a way to fix the hole they caused in Sue's bedroom wall. — Fred Mitchell
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NATALIE: The Feb. 10 episode, which is titled "Golden Hour," will follow Meredith for a real-time 60 minutes as she runs the E.R. "Golden hour" is medical jargon for the crucial first hour after a trauma, and how it can often be the difference between life and death, so don't expect "Golden" to be rosy.
I could really use some Chuck scoop right about now. — Marcus
ADAM: Might Chuck soon be meeting his next big foe? I'm hearing that the show is casting a major recurring guest star...