Courtney B. Vance
Brenda Leigh Johnson is going to need a little help in The Closer summer finale, and Courtney B. Vance is the man for the job.
The former Law & Order: Criminal Intent and FlashForward star will guest-star in Monday's episode, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. He may also return later in the season.
Vance will play Deputy Chief Tommy Delk, the head of the LAPD's counter-terrorism division. He's brought in to help with a joint investigation between the FBI and the LAPD. As Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick) fights to stay a step ahead, Delk proves that he is just as clever as she is in manipulating the system...
Film critic Roger Ebert is reviving the classic half-hour movie review program, At the Movies, on PBS, Ebert announced Friday.
Roger Ebert to produce movie review TV show
The new show, titled Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, will be hosted by Christy Lemire, film critic of The Associated Press, and NPR's Elvis Mitchell, a former film critic for The New York Times. It is scheduled to debut in January...
Zachary Quinto, Heroes
Heroes fans holding out hope for a miniseries or movie to wrap up the once-powerful NBC drama might want to stop reading now.
Is there power left in Heroes?
The Season 4 finale is the last you'll see of the cancelled series on NBC, according to Entertainment Weekly. The magazine cited a source close to the production saying the network was not moving forward with a movie to tie up the series' loose ends.
NBC declined to comment and Heroes creator Tim Kring did not immediately respond...
Justin Bieber's role on the CSI season premiere may be his acting debut, but the teen singing sensation didn't come to the show completely blind.
Justin Bieber to guest-star on CSI's season premiere
"Watching CSI growing up was really fun for me and my mom just sitting in our apartment," Bieber says in the behind-the-scenes video below, which includes a sneak peek at his episode. "I liked it because you never knew what was going to happen. Now that I'm on it, it's pretty cool."
Bieber plays ...
The 40-Year-Old Virgin actor accused of stabbing his girlfriend 20 times said he thought she was someone else attacking him in the dark.
Testifying in his own defense Thursday in a Vista, Calif., courtroom, Shelley Malil insisted he never intended to kill or hurt Kendra Beebe in her home in August 2008, according to People.
"I'm sorry," Malil said. "I had no idea. I saw the pictures (of her wounds) for the first time, I was stunned. When I look at those pictures, I still can't believe the knife I was holding was responsible for all those injuries."
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Malil, who played one of Steve Carell's electronics store coworkers in Virgin, said when he arrived at Beebe's house...
Kanye West and Taylor Swift
We're sure MTV would love to include some kind of stunning make-up session between Kanye West and Taylor Swift at Sunday's VMAs. Maybe it could involve Justin Bieber, whose presence makes everything just a little funnier. Or Lady Gaga, who sprinkles shock everywhere she goes.
Check out the most memorable VMA moments
But it would be impossible to top last year's "I'ma let you finish" moment, unless the VMAs include the one thing that would actually be surprising:
Jon Hamm, Ian Somerhalder
Television this week needs an American Red Cross telethon, stat! Jax's blood boiled on Sons of Anarchy. Top Chef's Kelly had no time for first aid, so she encased her bloody finger in a rubber glove. New Jersey's Real Housewives displayed remarkable sangfroid with a less-than-genuine hug. Vampire Diaries' Caroline, and not Jeremy, changed her life by drinking vampire blood. And Mad Men's Don Draper blunted his profound mourning with impromptu fisticuffs and a dangerously heightened blood-alcohol level. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Let It Bleed Edition.
TV Guide Magazine partnered with the Paley Center for Media for its sixth annual PaleyFest Fall Preview Party series, kicking off Sept. 9 with the gang from NBC's new workplace comedy Outsourced (premiering Sept. 23). The cast, headed by newcomer Ben Rappaport as Todd, a Kansas City man whose company transfers him to India, came from taping their Halloween episode. "Todd throws a party and I come as Hugh Hefner, with the velvet jacket, slippers and pipe," reported Rappaport, while Drew Carey Show vet Diedrich Bader, who plays another American import, told us that, earlier in the day, he "leapt out of a closet dressed as Frankenstein and got the [expletive] kicked out of me." With the characters working at a call center selling novelty items, some will utilize props to transform themselves into such clever disguises as a 'chick magnet' and a 'spice rack.'
Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm
As summer TV begins to hand off to the fall season, some thoughts and observations on a few of the shows and headlines that stood out.
Instant Classic TV: I haven't been able to stop thinking about Sunday's episode of Mad Men, regarded by many as the high point of the season to date and a series peak as well, a blistering tour de force for Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss, who now have dynamite entries for their Emmy reel next year. (This season has been particularly strong for Moss, as Peggy Olson comes into her own: partying with bohemians, doffing her clothes to unnerve the chauvinistic new art director, and now standing up to Don.) "The Suitcase," so masterfully penned by Matthew Weiner that it wouldn't be a surprise to see him at the Emmy podium yet again next year, felt like watching a three-act play — or maybe a three-ring circus veering from drama to comedy back to drama, or perhaps an emotional heavyweight bout that went on much longer — and with more actual ferocity — than the legendary Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston rematch knockdown of May 1965.