Linus Roache, Alana De La Garza, and Sam Waterston
After 19 years, how do you keep a TV show fresh? For Dick Wolf, executive producer of Law & Order (Wednesday, Nov. 5. 10 pm/ET, NBC), the season starts with a fortuitously, albeit coincidentally timed episode about a stockbroker who gets beaten to death. The circumstances surrounding the murder - street-fighting, a YouTube surrogate, a Gangs of New York reference - thrust DA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Executive ADA Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) into a heated stand-off about, among other things, the definition of the word terrorism, believe it or not. Read on to find about the ever-more-youthful cast, which series vets might return to the show, and why it's always a good idea to hire obsessive-compulsives.
Spook-philes Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes from Sci Fi's Ghost Hunters want to scare the crap out of you - at least that's how it felt listening to their haunting and ghostly encounters during part two of our interview with the duo. If you enjoyed their live Halloween special, you'll definitely want to hear Jay and Grant talk about the apparitions they've encountered over the years. We still have goosebumps ...and may need a night light
President elect Barack Obama, Vice-President elect Joe Biden
It was an historic night, and the networks mostly made us proud -- except for a handful of gaffes and some sci-fi-like technology they should maybe save for a brighter tomorrow. Here's our look at the most powerful, ridiculous, and notable moments of Election Night 2008.
Tim Daly, Private Practice
On ABC's Private Practice last week, new light was shed on Oceanside Wellness' alternative-medicine man when former flame Meg popped back into his life. (They quickly picked up where they left off... right there, in his office.) What other surprises does Pete have for us? Tim Daly teases what's to come, as well as shares a cautionary tale about the perils of desk sex. (Private Practice airs Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET.)
TVGuide.com: I have to say, it's good to see Pete doing something with another woman these days, instead of working the Addison thing so intently.
Tim Daly: The Addison thing, it just seemed unrealistic to me. They're adults, so if they're not going to get it on, move on. When you reach a certain age and two people are attracted to one another, it's like, "This ain't high school, so what's the impediment? Let's ...
Eriq La Salle
Dr. Benton's returning to ER, but you won't get to see him.
Eriq La Salle, who played the County General surgeon from 1994-2002, will direct an upcoming episode of the longtime medical drama, Variety reports.
The episode will air in ...
Michaela Conlin with Nichole Hiltz, Bones
The reveal doesn't come entirely out of left field — it had been established that Angela likes her men and her women — but still, expect some murmuring tonight on Bones (8 pm/ET, Fox), when a beautiful blast from the forensic femme's past resurfaces. Michaela Conlin shares a peek at whether Angela's old flame might heat up a reconciliation for her and Hodgins.
TVGuide.com: So... Angela has a girlfriend.
Michaela Conlin: For now, yes. [Laughs] Who knows how long it will last. It's somebody she dated in college, they had a relationship. And now she's back for a bit.
TVGuide.com: How hot-and-heavy were Angela and Roxy, back in the day?
Conlin: I'm sure it probably was like any relationship — I don't think they were exclusive. It was what it was. But they were together for a little while.
Read on for much more, including Conlin's take on an Angela-Thirteen hook-up!
America Ferrera, Nikki Blonsky
Nikki Blonsky may have just made headlines for her public airport scuffle, but she's already stirring up trouble again — this time, on Ugly Betty.
The Hairspray star has been filming a guest role for the ABC series, Access Hollywood says, in which she'll play an assistant at Mode's rival magazine, Elle. More, after the jump.
24, CSI and Without a Trace
Senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich and Mickey O'Connor answer your burning questions. Be sure to direct any new seekage of spoilers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new 24 trailer is totally awesome! I seriously can't wait for Season 7. I'm in urgent need of some scoop to satisfy this 24 craving of mine! — Jack
MATT: First off, how much do I doubt your name is actually Jack? Too coincidental. But yeah, the new trailer is very much awesome — especially when Bauer tells you-know-who, "I will kill you, and you'll stay dead this time." Speaking of resurrections, the trailer also suggests to me that someone who I thought I saw die in the prequel movie (coming to you Nov. 23) has somehow been granted a second life. Interesting.
Can we expect anything of substance regarding the rest of the Without a Trace cast beyond the Jack and Samantha storyline? — Jennifer
MICKEY: Boy, do I have good news for you, Jen. An upcoming episode will ...
Brooke Smith, Grey's Anatomy
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, which just weeks ago singled out the ABC lineup for boasting seven characters that are either gay men or bisexual women — the most of any broadcast network — is sad to see that lead weakened by the news that Brooke Smith's Grey's Anatomy storyline will be brought to a halt with the Nov. 6 episode.
Read the group's response, plus get scoop on Dr. Erica Hahn's abrupt exit, after the jump.
Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.
MGM has breathed new life into Peter and Bobby Farrelly's Three Stooges pet project, one that the duo had been working on with Warner Bros. for nearly five years. According to Variety, the Farrellys will polish the original script they wrote with Michael Cerrone and direct the film, which is set for a Nov. 20, 2009, release.
Peter Farrelly said he and his brother will make sure the flick ...