Melina Kanakaredes, CSI: NY
The television landscape is full of tough female cops, and Wednesday's episode of CSI: NY proves that Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) deserves to be counted among the toughest.
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"We're always in danger, but Stella has this bizarre empowerment," Kanakaredes tells TVGuide.com. "She almost died in Season 2 by someone she cared about. Now, she's fearless about life-or-death situations. It's like Rambo Stella."
In Wednesday's episode (10/9c, CBS), Kanakaredes and her character will have to live up to that moniker...
Steve Smith, Allison Smith
After a winning leg in the Seychelles (at the expense of losing their bags), the father-daughter duo Steve and Allie Smith ran a muddled leg in Malaysia and were eliminated on Sunday's Amazing Race. "Being in sports, that's what happens sometimes. You have a great day one day and a horrible one the next," Steve, the Cleveland Indians third base coach, tells TVGuide.com. "I'm not saying we were the best team, but we were good and we felt like we were on a roll and had a good opportunity to win. One little thing knocks you out." In this case, it was multiple, direction-challenged cab drivers. Find out how much time they bled shuffling between Detours, what Allie, 23, blames herself for, and what Steve, 57 — who won a World Series ring with the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies — wishes he had in Malaysia.
For CSI: NY's Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), work comes first. So why is his love life getting so much attention lately?
CSI: NY: Madchen Amick to heat up Mac's love life
"For six seasons you didn't get to follow Mac home," Madchen Amick, who plays Mac's latest love interest, Dr. Aubrey Hunter, tells TVGuide.com. "[The writers] really wanted to explore that and give another dimension to Mac. They felt like fans are ready to see Mac outside of work life."
However, Amick says, Mac and Aubrey hit it off because they're so focused on their work. "They have this immediate attraction, and they probably recognize within each other without really knowing that they're both very career-driven," she says. "Mac's always so busy with his cases and never has time in personal relationships that Aubrey ends up being something really refreshing to him."
Aubrey's career? Before becoming...
The Good Wife
Two weeks after Alicia and Will's passionate kiss, it looks like they may not be the only ones getting some office action on The Good Wife.
On Tuesday's episode (airing at 10/9c on CBS), Diane (Christine Baranski) and ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh (Gary Cole) take their flirtation to the next level.
"He shows up and you can see Diane can kind of light up when she sees him," Baranski tells TVGuide.com. "You can see how a woman of Diane's stature would have trouble just finding a guy who can match her in terms of strength, but she finds somebody who...
Boston Rob Mariano
He may be known for his signature Boston Red Sox baseball cap, but for his third Survivor experience, "Boston Rob" Mariano wore many hats in the Villains' tribe. He was one of the tribe's strongest physical competitors, was arguably this season's best puzzle players and was a natural leader at camp. (Seriously: Why couldn't anyone else start a fire?) Unfortunately, all those attributes just didn't add up when Russell Hantz turned a number of Rob's allies against him and sent him packing. The 34-year-old cast-off spoke with TVGuide.com about how the game has changed over the years, his rivalry with Russell and what he would...
The latest person to fall under Patrick Jane's spell on The Mentalist is Jane's new boss, Special Agent Madeline Hightower.
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"She's really fascinated by him," Aunjanue Ellis, who plays Hightower, tells TVGuide.com. "She respects him, and I think there's an element of her she sees in him. She's a strategist and she's able to, with a lot of fluidity, handle a wild card like Patrick [Simon Baker] and at the same time deal with the incredible bureaucracy that comes with having a job like that."
But make no mistake: Hightower, who makes her debut Thursday, is no pushover...