Now that we've got that five-year flashback out of the way (or do we?), let's get back to the "present" on Desperate Housewives' Wisteria Lane. Mary Alice (who I should credit as co-writer of these recaps since she so remedially spells out each episode's overarching themes) tells me that there are dangerous women out there. (And, for a nice change of pace, none of them are the stars of the show!) But there are also dangerous men! Let's suss out the devious plans of all these nebulous characters, shall we?
Tina Fey and Sen. John McCain, Saturday Night Live
Behind the strength of Tina Fey's Sarah Palin impression and multiple big-name cameos, this season of SNL has turned the election into ratings gold again and again. With a scheduled appearance by Sen. John McCain set for this episode, could the gang do it one more time on the final live broadcast before America heads to the polls? Let's find out!
Former One Day at a Time star Mackenzie Phillips pleaded guilty to one count of felony cocaine possession in an Los Angeles court Friday.
According to People, Phillips also agreed to enter an 18-month drug deferment program. If Phillips successfully completes the treatment, the case against her will be dismissed.
Phillips said ...
Christina Applegate in Samantha Who?, Molly Shannon and Selma Blair in Kath & Kim
Two more shows can breathe a little deeper now that they have received full-season (or almost full-season) orders.
ABC has ordered seven new episodes of sophomore comedy Samantha Who?, bringing the full-season count to 20, two shy of the usual order. (The network isn't "forgetting" about Sam, but rather says the smaller order is only a result of having a wealth of midseason shows, like Scrubs and According to Jim (groan), on deck.)
Receiving the traditional "back-nine" pickup is NBC's Kath & Kim, starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair as a dopey mother-daughter duo. More details on these shows and their pickups after the jump.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
First off, we wanted to clear up all the rumors that are circulating.
Read carefully: David Conrad is not, not, not leaving Ghost Whisperer. We love him - he is amazingly talented - we all have lots of fun together and he is an important part of the Ghost Whisperer family. But most of all, we here at Ghost Whisperer are very much aware ...
Britney Spears' Circus
Just on the heels on Britney Spears' skin-baring "Womanizer" video, Team Britney (literally) has revealed cover art for her forthcoming album, Circus. They also tipped fans off that Britney's next single will be the title track, and revealed the full list for the die-hards among us.
Get all the details after the jump.
With only four episodes left of the first season of True Blood (Sundays, 9 pm/ET, HBO; a marathon of Episodes 1 through 8 will air Halloween night), we still aren't even close to solving the show's central mystery: Who's killing all of Bon Temps' ladies? True, Alan Ball's vampire drama (HBO has already green-lit a second season, by the way) is more elaborate romantic fantasy than hard-boiled detective show, but we thought there'd be more clues at this point.
All three victims — Maude Pickens, Dawn and Gran — had vampire sympathies, sexual or otherwise. But we can't necessarily assume that the killer has fangs — or an anti-vampire prejudice, for that matter. (Also: We know a bunch of you have read the books, and thus might already have the answer, but please don't suck the life out of it for the rest of us. THIS IS A SPOILER-FREE ZONE.) So let's look at the likely suspects:
Rock of Love's Charm School
Taming the wayward women of VH1's Charm School would be a tough job for anyone – except Sharon Osbourne. She's the one who took over Ozzy Osbourne's career after his firing from the seminal Black Sabbath, saved him from booze and drugs, and led him through more comebacks than you can count.
The Charm School attendees – all of them former competitors for Poison singer Bret Michaels' fickle affections on Rock of Love – gave Osbourne plenty of trouble with boozing, feuds, and screaming matches as they competed for $100,000 and the title of Charm School Queen. The unflappable Mrs. Osbourne called us (exactly on time, of course) to talk about why Charm School was a learning experience for her, too.
Since Jennie Garth lent a hand to launching the CW's recent 90210 remake, is it reasonable to think she might do the same for the recently announced Melrose Place redux?
Reasonable or not, it's ...
Mad Men, 30 Rock and One Tree Hill
It’s been a terrifying week: vampire sex, the Joker recast, and the World Series delayed by a dark and stormy night. Check out our Top Moments, Halloween edition.