The made-for-TV movie/miniseries would be an almost completely lost art if it weren't for HBO and the British imports served up by PBS' various Masterpiece franchises. Already this year, we have a deliciously strong contender for best-of-year (and, one imagines, Emmy) honors with Masterpiece Classic's over-too-quickly Downton Abbey.
"Why does everything John touches fall apart?" Elena asks in an upcoming episode of The Vampire Diaries.
We still don't know who John Gilbert (David Anders) works for or why he's really back in Mystic Falls, but Anders swears to TVGuide.com that his intentions for his biological daughter, Elena (Nina Dobrev), are good. But, he warns, "Nothing ever goes well by this guy. He likes to try to convey that sh--'s under control, but it never is, it seems."
At long last, Hollywood Week has arrived. The judges wound up giving golden tickets to a whopping 327 hopefuls — up from the usual 250-ish. Seacrest says, "There will be little time to relax" for the contestants, who will immediately face a sudden-death round, just as in years' past. J.Lo says this is where they separate "the men from the boys, the women from the girls." Randy Jackson says, "These kids gotta bring it." Steve Tyler hopes they "did their homework."
The format is exactly the same as it always has been. Groups of 10 contestants will take the stage and sing a song of their choosing a cappella. The judges will deliberate for a short while and make their cuts. No second chances...
Our top moments of the week:
12. Best Shout-Out: Tom Bergeron drops by Tosh.0 to call Tosh's "sexy" lambada with Judson Laipply (of the "Evolution of Dance" viral video) during a Dancing with the Internet Stars segment. But the talk turns personal when one of the online judges cracks, "Blow me, Bergeron. Your wife is hot." "Yeah, she is actually," the always quick-thinking host snaps back of Lois, his wife of 29 years. Nice to see the spark — and snark — is still alive!
11. Weirdest Flirting: It's hard to pin down all of Michelle's crazy antics on The Bachelor, but the sketchiest is when she...
Ramon Rodriguez has been tapped to play Bosley in ABC's Charlie's Angels reboot, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Rodriquez, 31, who played Leo in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, will play a hunked-up and younger version of Bosley. This protector of the Angels is very...
After being challenged to create classic American comfort food for Late Night host Jimmy Fallon on this week's Top Chef, fan favorite Fabio Viviani was sent packing for a burger (or as he pronounces it, a "boor-ger") that wasn't juicy enough for the judges.
Find out why the Italian-born chef says he was "laughing his a-- off" during his elimination, how he really feels about...
How many friends does Chandler still have? Well, it turns out Matthew Perry had nearly 10.6 million who checked out the premiere of his new series, Mr. Sunshine.
Taking the timeslot (9:30/8:30c) usually occupied by fellow Friends alum Courteney Cox's sitcom, his show greatly improved on her numbers; last week, Cougar Town got 6.6 million. The last time ABC did so well during that half-hour was...