Jeers to Sons of Anarchy for stalling out with its stunt casting of Stephen King.
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The horror novelist — an avowed fan of FX's biker-gang drama — popped up in a cameo as "Bachman" (an elbow-in-the-ribs reference to his nom de plume Richard Bachman). A cleaner brought in to erase evidence of a crime, he was hired after Gemma...
Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi
Time to break out the big knives! Bravo tells TV Guide Magazine exclusively that the upcoming eighth season of Top Chef will serve up an all-star cast. Eighteen familiar faces — all of them runners-up from previous seasons — are returning hungry for a shot at redemption in the culinary capital of the world: New York City.
Tune in tonight, Sept. 22, for the Top Chef DC reunion special (9/8c, Bravo), when host Andy Cohen will divulge the entire cast, including several fan faves...
Wednesday is one of those nights when the returning shows have most of the juice — most notably ABC's Modern Family, returning to anchor ABC's terrific sitcom block with a best-comedy Emmy to its credit. (The season opener, alas, was not available for review.)
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But let's start with the new shows fighting for attention, starting with the splashiest...
Pair of Kings
It's hard enough being a teenager. For Pair of Kings' twin brothers Brady and Boomer, the fate of an island also rests in their hands.
"It's this magical island where everything's possible," Mitchel Musso, who plays Brady, tells TVGuide.com.
Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson
Jodie Foster says she won't abandon close friend Mel Gibson in the wake of his personal troubles.
"When you love a friend, you don't abandon them when they are struggling," she told the October issue of More magazine. "Of course, Mel is an undeniably ...
Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell
The Defenders co-stars Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell both remember the first time they met.
"I met him once. Ironically, he kissed my wife [Rebecca Romijn] in a commercial," O'Connell tells TVGuide.com. Belushi adds, "It was a fantasy sequence where she was coming in to buy a car and I had a fantasy where we kiss."
"So when I first met him, I had a little bit of a bone to pick with him because my wife soon caught mono after that," O'Connell jokes.
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The exchange may seem like a bad first impression, but this ribbing is a perfect example of the pair's central on-screen friendship.
"Our show really centers on...
So far Hellcats has featured a lot of cheerleading and not so much studying, but that will change this week when Gale Harold arrives as Marti's law professor, Julian.
"He certainly gives her and the rest of the class the feeling that maybe he doesn't take her so seriously," Harold (Queer as Folk) tells TVGuide.com.
Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, House
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Can you give me any new information about how and why J.J. leaves Criminal Minds? — Renee
ADAM: Although her exit is abrupt, it sounds like J.J. is on to bigger and better. "We've always intimated that J.J.'s character has connections outside of our world — other more powerful elements in the government," executive producer Simon Mirren tells us. "Those powers that she's connected with come back into her life. So basically, what we're saying is, our loss is going to be someone else's gain."
How will House and Cuddy's co-workers respond to their newfound love? — Mary
MICKEY: "Some of them think it's great," says House executive producer Katie Jacobs. "Others think, 'Oh my God, this...