Neil Patrick Harris
Sure, the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards didn't boast the fireworks of last week's Kanye-"enhanced" VMAs, but CBS' entertaining three-hour telecast ran smoothly, a credit to host (and producer) Neil Patrick Harris, whose competent hand and effortless improvisational timing made him the subject of more than one of this year's top moments.
7. Best Dance: We'll be honest: Usually musical segments either bore or horrify us. But Dancing with the Stars' Maks and Karina...
Emily Procter and Adam Rodriguez, CSI: Miami
Just how much damage did the bullet that CSI:Miami's Calleigh Duquesne (Emily Procter) fired in the show's Season 7 finale do to Calleigh's relationship with lover-partner Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez)?
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The good news: Delko may be aimlessly wandering the Everglades, but at least he's alive. That comes as a relief to fans who feared the worst when it was announced that Rodriguez would leave the show this season. And it's a relief to Rodriguez as well...
Robert Knepper, Heroes
Robert Knepper has a way with villainous roles.
The actor, whose racist, pedophile Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell Prison Break fans loved to hate, keeps his evil streak going in the new season of Heroes (premieres Monday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c, NBC). But Knepper hesitates to label his new character an out-and-out baddie.
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"People ask if he's a good guy or a bad guy, and it's more complicated than that," Knepper tells TVGuide.com. "You can't just put him in a little niche there. I love the mystery of it. I didn't even know when we started exactly why he was doing what he did. But he's definitely walking more in the shadowy side of life."
As Samuel, the Keith Richards-esque, earth-moving leader of a band of super-powered circus freaks, Knepper's mission is to bring a cherry-picked group of good guys over to his "family" on the dark side. "Samuel isn't quite sure why he needs all these special powers around him. He just knows he needs them," Knepper says. "It's the whole devil-and-angel sort of thing. We've all got powers; it's just how you use them."
Samuel will ...
Dancing With The Stars, Tom DeLay
Age is just a number for 62-year-old Tom DeLay and he says he's not going to let the 41-year age difference between him and snowboarder Louie Vito, the season's youngest Dancing with the Stars cast member, be a disadvantage. "I'm going to work harder than the young guys," he tells TVGuide.com. "Hard work always wins." See what other moves and tactics the former House Majority leader, who's nursing a pre-stress fracture in his right foot, has in mind for his Monday-night debut.
"Congratulations guys, unbelievable" host Neil Patrick Harris said of seven-time Emmy champ Amazing Race at Sunday's 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. "Upsets at every turn."
Harris was joking about his loss in the supporting comedy actor category to Two and a Half Men's Jon Cryer, but also ironically summing up the mood on a night when repeat winners ruled with just a few new faces sprinkled in.
30 Rock and Mad Men repeated...
The 61st Annual Emmy Awards
Tonight's the night, folks! Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris — who's also a nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy — has promised many surprises for the 61st annual awards, including performances from the Emmy-winning Internet experiment Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dancing with the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff and Sarah MacLachlan. (Look for "I Will Remember You" during the In Memoriam segment.) John "I'm a PC!" Hodgman is rumored to be the official announcer. It all sounds very exciting — we can't wait!
What are you most looking forward to? And what are your favorite moments so far? Post your comments here throughout the telecast.
Dr. Gregory House has officially gone crazy, and fans are about to dive down the rabbit hole with him when House returns on Monday (8/7c, Fox).
The two-hour Season 6 premiere finds House confined to the mental institution we saw him walking into in the final moments of last season. If you're a fan of Hugh Laurie's cantankerous doc, you'll certainly be happy with the premiere, as he and Wilson (he's in one quick scene) are the only main characters to make an appearance. "It was daunting, I was daunted and I still am," Laurie told TVGuide.com about House's solo flight. "It was a big thing to take on for everybody, to set it in a completely different world, with a completely different cast of characters. A lot of people have taken a lot of risks with this. If nothing else, it's exciting."
In the meantime, TVGuide.com turned to Laurie's co-star Lisa Edelstein to find up what's coming up on this season of House. She reveals what the hospital is like without House, who might give Cuddy a new romantic distraction and what she thinks is the ultimate endgame for "Huddy."
Jack Bass, the devious uncle of Gossip Girl's Chuck (Ed Westwick), is set to return to the show later this season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
"I will be back this year," says Desmond Harrington, who plays the character. "I think it's episode 15 or 16 where I show back up. It's fun playing Uncle Jack."
When we last saw Jack...