A new superhero is lurking on the same Hollywood lot where a collection of everyday Heroes spent four seasons trying to defeat the maniacal Sylar. Did they succeed? No clue
(I was long tuned out by then). I'm far more intrigued by NBC's new show, The Cape. Former ER doc David Lyons plays the titular hero; his archenemies are Scales (Vinnie Jones from X-Men: The Last Stand) and Chess (True Blood's James Frain). "A hero is only as strong as his villains," David says.
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Dr. Drew Pinsky will have his own prime-show show on HLN, The Associated Press reports.
Airing weeknights, the talk show will focus on news stories that fit into the 52-year-old's area of expertise: addiction. It will premiere in the spring.
Regis & Kelly
As Live! With Regis and Kelly (check local listings) heads out to Vegas this week, the hosts reveal their big party plans for Sin City.
TV Guide Magazine: What are you looking forward to most? Showgirls?
Regis: I got one sitting next to me.
Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley
Forget rockin'. Is it possible to boot-scoot around a Christmas tree? Tonight, some of country music's biggest names gather to celebrate the holiday season in CMA Country Christmas (9:30/8:30c, ABC). Hosted by Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, the special boasts performances from the likes of Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Reba and admitted Yuletide fanatic Darius Rucker.
Project Runway judge Nina Garcia has given birth to a baby boy, she tweeted Monday.
"Delighted to announce that over the wknd we welcomed 8lb13oz Alexander David Conrod into our home! Baby is doing great & Lucas is thrilled!" she wrote.
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Questions: A couple of questions on NBC's Monday night lineup. First, what has your opinion been on Chuck this year? I never thought I would say this, but I find myself wishing they had tied up everything last year, when I thought Chuck was at an all-time high in quality. This season has seemed extremely uneven and uninspired to me, with the usually unbearable Buy More plotlines made even worse by the fact that there isn't a whole lot going on in the A-plot week to week either. Your thoughts?
Secondly, I have been enjoying The Event a great deal, but find myself not caring at all whenever the scene shifts to Sean and Leila. Everything they are involved in just seems so small and trite compared to the big conspiracy storyline, and I also don't find myself impressed by those actors' performances. I understand that since Lost and the brilliant work that show did with its characters, all of these high-concept shows have tried to incorporate the everyday hero to resonate with viewers, but the difference there (other than character portrayal) is that those heroes were thrust into the meat of the plot, rather than being relegated to the side plots we have seen in The Event. I just find myself thinking ...
Casts of Jersey Shore and Barbara Walters
The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for a Barbara Walters special or two. The ABC News veteran is hosting back-to-back shows on December 9: Oprah: The Next Chapter (9/8c) and the 18th annual 10 Most Fascinating People (10/9c), in which Sarah Palin all but announces her 2012 presidential run.
As for Oprah, "The interview is extremely personal," says Walters. "She talks about ...