Even superheroes need a hug every once in a while, so who better to give a big squeeze to No Ordinary Family super dad Jim Powell (Michael Chiklis) than the guy whose weepy hugs in the 1979 tearjerker The Champ won him a Golden Globe?
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Question: I am loving Raising Hope, but I'm wondering if there will be any back story on Virginia's and Bert's families, other than Maw Maw, of course. Have you heard if they have parents and siblings? I think there has been mention of other relatives who want Maw Maw's house, but do you know if we will get to meet them? I think it would be a hoot to see the rest of the families on both sides! — Ginni
It's not all about LeBron James and Brett Favre at ESPN — at least not next week. The sports giant is rolling out a series of Veterans Day-related programming to honor veterans and troops and to celebrate the link between the military and sports.
"America's Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans" begins with Saturday's College GameDay (Nov. 6, 9am/8c, ESPNU and 10am/9c, ESPN), which will feature a profile of Indiana University defensive end Kevin Bush, who returned to college football after serving two and half years in the U.S. Army, including a stint in Iraq.
CSI: NY will kick off 2011 by introducing JAG star David James Elliott as FBI agent Russ Josephson, the ex-husband of Jo (Sela Ward), who will get in the way of the simmering chemistry between Jo and Mac (Gary Sinise). "I think he wants Jo back — and there is electricity," says David of his character, the father of Jo's son, whom we'll meet later this season. "Russ refers to their divorce as ...
The Vampire Diaries
What turned The Vampire Diaries' Katherine Pierce (aka Katerina Petrova) into a cold-blooded killer? Nina Dobrev (Elena/Katherine/Katerina) says we'll find out on the November 11 episode when the action flashes back to 1490s Bulgaria.
"We find out how ...
It's B's b-day, so that means the day is full of surprises, like in the form of an unexpected guest at her party. The birthday girl will also have to deal with Serena and Nate trying to end her and Chuck's devious mind games. Singer Robyn performs.
Read on for previews of The Women of SNL, Dancing with the Stars, Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, Monday Night Football, Two and a Half Men, Weeds and Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby.
Kadee Strickland and Kate Walsh
The guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the first week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 1
World Series Game 5: San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers (Fox)
Ryan encourages Naomi to press charges against Mr. Cannon, which she should do, if only to help out Silver, who totally took a bullet for her, so to speak.
Thanks to his role as Capt. William Lennox in the much beloved toy line-turned-blockbuster franchise Transformers, Josh Duhamel knows a thing or two about fanboys. Now the 37-year-old actor is channeling his inner geek, going behind the counter as a comic-book store owner named Oz on Nickelodeon's animated series Fanboy & Chum Chum.
Kyle Riabko and Trevor Donovan
Since discovering he'd drunkenly hooked up with a male classmate in the season premiere, the frustration of 90210's Teddy has combusted in angry and violent ways, from firing off an antigay slur to throwing punches.
Trevor Donovan, who plays Teddy, says the show won't rush his character into a happier, more accepting time — even while it has introduced an apparent love interest for him in Ian. He'll continue to stumble, sometimes aggressively, as he slowly comes to terms with his sexuality. (Coming up: A misguided attempt to figure things out at a gay bar in West Hollywood.)
"Teddy's story has been about how painful and confusing this situation can be, and it won't be OK for him any time soon," Donovan says.