Mad Men, Desperate Housewives
Too hot outside? If you'd rather spend July Fourth on a couch, there's plenty of TV to watch. Check out our marathon roundup for the holiday weekend:
(All times are ET/PT and subject to change)
Monday, July 5
Real Housewives of New Jersey marathon (3 p.m.-Midnight, Bravo)
Cake Boss marathon (6 a.m.-8 p.m., TLC)
Change will do you good — unless you're Provenza.
On the new season of The Closer (premieres July 12 at 9/8c on TNT), the Major Crimes Division moves into new swanky digs, much to the chagrin of Provenza (G.W. Bailey), who's having some ...
True Blood, The Bachelorette
TV took a few risks this week. Entourage's Ari betrayed a client. An artist created a shocking portrait of a beloved Disney character. True Blood had us clutching our pearls at a genuinely revolting vampire sex scene. James Franco made us worry about his career choices. And Bachelorette Ali sent a potential suitor hobbling off into the sunset.
Jeers to Navi Rawat for throwing a wet blanket on Burn Notice.
USA's summer spy caper has been firing on all cylinders in Season 4, charged up by the addition of Coby Bell as charming comrade-in-arms Jesse Porter. But the action comes to a screeching halt every time the Numb3rs alum shows up...
Trista Sutter wasn't that surprised that fellow Bachelor alums Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi split. "I was not necessarily a Vienna fan during the show," the first Bachelorette tells TVGuide.com. "I didn't think they were a good match." Sutter, who has two children with her husband of six years, Ryan Sutter, is trying to find good matches for some friends who are near and dear to her heart: pets. The self-professed animal lover has teamed with Tales for the Pet Lover's Heart to raise awareness about homeless pets. See why the campaign is important to her and what she thinks of the current season of The Bachelorette.
So You Think You Can Dance
For the third week in a row, a female dancer was eliminated from Season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance, begging the question: Does America hate women?
It's no secret that the Dance audience skews young and female, a group that might be more likely to vote for cute boys. But head judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe thinks it's more than that. "I think they're being absolutely honest," he said backstage on Thursday night. "I think the strong boys are far stronger than the strong girls, and I think some of the weaker boys are far stronger in personality than any of the girls."
Fans of TNT's HawthoRNe (Tuesday, 9/8c) should be prepared for some steamy action. Star Michael Vartan accidently spills to TVGuide.com that "two characters get down to the nitty-gritty" in the next episode. Plus: What does the actor think about one last Alias adventure? Find out more in the video below.
Michael Easton has no plans to give up his day job as One Life to Live crime-buster John McBain. But it must be tempting. The actor turned fantasy writer just released Soul Stealer: Last to Die (DMF Comics), the third and final chapter in his series of critically acclaimed graphic novels about an ancient Etruscan warrior searching for his lost love across three millenniums. Come October...