The Vampire Diaries
Question: I've only recently started watching The Vampire Diaries, as I wanted to wait for the overall reception of Season 1. But once I started, I got fully sucked in and I'm absolutely loving it now. [POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT] However, I'm having a hard time letting go of my lovely namesake Anna. With her ambivalent personality traits and the story line she was given, I thought she was one of the most interesting characters on the show. I have to admit that her demise in the finale hit me quite hard. Is there really no chance at all that she survived somehow? — Anna
Matt Roush: Looked to me like she was a goner, but you know how it goes on shows like this: Just because you die, or die again as the case may be, doesn't necessarily mean you're dead for good. And even if she did bite the eternal dust, I'd think there's potential for some juicy flashbacks as we get more of everyone's back story. And don't you imagine she'd at the very least haunt Jeremy's dreams? Beyond that, I haven't a clue whether we'll see Anna again, as I refuse to get ahead of the story, especially on shows like this. From a critical point of view, though, it's important to believe that characters like this can actually perish even in a supernatural series, or there'd be nothing at stake (pun unintended). Keeps you caring, I'd think...
Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, The Closer
Of all the attractive evils in the world perhaps none is more insidious than the desire to blame others for our own misfortunes. If history is any judge, scapegoating never loses its appeal and, especially in economic downturns, it can be extremely dangerous for those poor souls (or social groups) blamed for events over which they had no control. What's tragic about falsely assigning responsibility for disasters (like lost wars and financial collapse) is that pointing fingers and screaming does nothing to address the real problems. But gleaning what I can from cable news shows, determining who is to blame for a calamity is more important than getting out of one. Which is exactly where we find Assistant Chief Will Pope in The Closer's next episode, "Off the Hook" ...
Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested over the weekend on charges of outstanding warrants from two separate New Jersey townships, Seaside Heights Police tell TVGuide.com.
The 24-year-old reality star was brought to Seaside Heights Police Department following his arrest on Sunday, where he was processed and later released after satisfying the conditions of the warrants.
Snookie released from jail
Ortiz-Magro was arrested ...
Vincent Kartheiser, Mad Men
"You can't tell how people are going to behave based on how they have behaved." — Don Draper
Though a number of characters during this hour of Mad Men behave differently than we've seen in the past, Don's sentiment isn't exactly true, no matter how much he wants to believe it. The episode, devoted mostly to Peggy and Pete, shows how much has changed for both of them since they were the pair dealing with awkward sexual tension in the office. Peggy's got a bunch of hip, young friends who smoke pot and refuse to sell their artistic souls to the corporate devil of advertising. Pete is now a partner who isn't afraid to push around his father-in-law, now that Pete has come through by giving Tom a grandchild. But Pete's already been a father, and even though Peggy gave the baby away, it's still there between them. And just as Peggy catches Pete's eye through the glass doors that separate their two current lives at the end of the episode, the two will never be able to truly escape the behaviors of their past...
LIE TO ME (Monday, 9/8c, Fox)
It's a mini-Shield reunion when a half-dozen former cast members appear in guest roles—an homage courtesy of Shawn Ryan, who created The Shield and is show-runner for Lie's summer season. Look for David Rees Snell, David Marciano, Catherine Dent, Benito Martinez, Cathy Cahlin Ryan and Kenneth Johnson in this episode, which finds Lightman and ex-wife Zoe witnessing an execution and wondering if they sent the wrong person to Death Row...
The Big C
Who's up for a death comedy jam? Don't everybody raise their hands at once.
Leave it to an adventurous network like Showtime to develop a series that confronts the age-old maxim about how "dying is easy but comedy is hard." That's certainly the case with The Big C, an affecting yet uneven tragicomedy that comes to life whenever its heroine confronts her mortality but tends to die any time the story line goes overboard on the wackiness...
Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan and Alex O'Loughlin
Go behind the scenes during TV Guide Magazine's photo shoot with the hottest new show of the fall, Hawaii Five-0! Check out Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park as they discuss the new look of the show, working in Hawaii and the iconic theme song! Plus, we've got exclusive footage of their sizzling photo shoot, featured in this week's issue of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands now. Check out the video after the jump...
Lie to Me
Did you ever wonder what would happen if The Shield's Capt. David Aceveda and Officer Danny Sofer were married? Well, viewers will get to see the actors behind those characters as a longtime couple — as well as some other Shield alums together again — on Lie to Me.
Cast members of The Shield set to reunite on Lie to Me
"It's just a fun alternate universe with all these people you're accustomed to seeing in a certain environment," Shield creator and Lie to Me executive producer Shawn Ryan tells TVGuide.com of the stunt episode (Monday at 9/8c on Fox). "It was different, but I think everyone was just really happy to see one another again. I think it meant more on a personal level even than a professional level. We had a very tight-knit group on that show, so to be able to reunite ... was very nice."
Ryan says he immediately began looking for ways to bring Shield actors to his new show when Season 2 began, but then got greedy...