Earmuff your horses. Cloris Leachman is checking into the hospital at the heart of HawthoRNe, TNT's new medical drama premiering Tuesday, June 16, and starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan.
Apparently still enjoying some heat from her recent Dancing with the Stars run, Leachman will play Mrs. Lachman (heh), a cantankerous patient who terrorizes the nurses — Pinkett Smith's Chief Nurse Christina Hawthorne included — by, for example, throwing perfectly good Jell-O at them.
Speaking of Jell-O ... former Cosby kid ...
This Thursday, every single network show — save for one! — dropped (if not plunged) from its previous outing. Here's how the breakdown breaks down:
Survivor topped the hour with an audience of 11.38 million total viewers, down 240K week-to-week. Bones sewed up second with 8.22 mil, down 500 thou. My Name Is Earl was the night's lone gainer, inching up 200K to 5.5 mil. Lead-out Parks and Recreation, however, dropped 11 percent, to 5.24 mil.
Smallville barely managed 3 mil, plunging 19 percent from its last fresh outing.
CSI (14.45 mil, -970K) drew the biggest audience, while Grey's Anatomy (13.2 mil, down 16 percent) topped the demos. Both The Office (7.21 mil) and 30 Rock (6.35 mil) slipped 12 percent. Supernatural sank 16 percent, delivering 2.76 mil.
Private Practice took No. 1 with 9.23 million viewers, down 12 percent. Southland scored second, freefalling 16 percent to 8 mil, while Harper's Island (7.48 mil) saw another 690 thou get snuffed.
Sonya Walger, whose Penny turns up for Lost's 100th episode, is part of the cast for Flash Forward.
Those who tune in for Lost's 100th episode — and do not zap through the commercial pods — will spy teasers for Flash Forward, an ABC pilot which is envisioned as a possible companion series to the adventures of Jack, Sawyer et al.
Sources tell TVGuide.com that during commercial breaks for the Lost episode airing April 29 ...
TV's former Catwoman voices Cool Cat (inset).
When Nickelodeon's Emmy-winning The Wonder Pets! series kicks off its third season on May 18, Eartha Kitt will be among the guest stars, voicing a Cool Cat who wants to scat. Kitt's voice work for the animated series marks one of her final performances before succumbing to colon cancer last Christmas Day.
Playing Hip Hippo to Kitt's Cool Cat in the season opener is ...
Heroes, Lost, Scrubs
Every year at this time, your favorite shows pull out all the stops to wrap up some big stories, steer others in new directions, and launch brand-new sagas to unspool come fall. Which Hero will power down, and for good? Who on Lost will lose their life? What unexpected news awaits a Desperate Housewife? We've got your guide to those season-ending twists and many, many more after the jump.
Yvonne Strahovski, Drew Barrymore
Who needs convention? This was the week of people doing things the weird way — and even the wrong way: 30 Rock's Salma Hayek took a strange approach to spilling your secrets, Brothers & Sisters got tri-curious, and Rescue Me showed us a new way of (double meaning alert) getting out those back kinks. Enjoy our Top Moments, how-not-to-live edition.
People tend to think twins are one in the same, but Jennifer Lopez says hers are "very different" from each other — and not just in terms of looks.
During a guest appearance on the Rachael Ray Show on Friday, Jennifer Lopez explained how her twins, 14-month-old Emme and Max, have two distinct personalities.
"They're very ...
Chuck's second-season finale is quickly approaching, and with no word on a third season pickup, this could be the last hour of the series. Joshua Gomez, who plays Chuck's BFF, Morgan, spoke with TVGuide.com about the "epic" finale, including how Morgan feels about leaving the Buy More, what he really thinks about his bromance with Chuck, and when (if ever) Morgan will find out about Chuck's secret life. Chuck's season finale airs Monday at 8 pm/ET on NBC.
TVGuide.com: Are you excited to see the finale?
Joshua Gomez: I'm really curious to see what the fans think of it. I know everybody kind of felt that this past episode was sort of a finale-esque...
Rob Morrow, Numbers
This week on CBS' Numbers (Fridays, 10 pm/ET), Rob Morrow's wife of 11 years, actress Debbon Ayer, guest-stars as a woman who may not be what she seems. She also is on hand for a dramatic twist which places her husband's character, Don, on death's doorstep. Morrow shared a glimpse at what's ahead.
TVGuide.com: So, it seems you brought your home to work with you for this week's episode.
Rob Morrow: That's right. I've got the beautiful Debbon Ayer playing a damsel in distress — or at least someone who ...
Leighton Meester is ready to go from Gossip Girl to pop princess: The actress has inked a record deal with Universal Republic Records to release her debut album this fall.
"I'm thrilled to be welcomed into the Universal Republic fold," Meester said in a statement to Billboard. "Their reputation for nurturing artists, combined with ...