The Amazing Race, Monique and Shawne
Monique Pryor and Shawne Morgan are "mompreneurs," but cowgirls and polo players they are not. The lawyers, both 39, became the third team booted from The Amazing Race after encountering problems at both the lassoing Roadblock and the wooden-horse polo Detour. "It took awhile, but we were determined to get through it," Shawne tells TVGuide.com. "Our thing was that we weren't leaving until we finished. We didn't care if the sun went down. Phil was going to have to drag us off that field!" Find out why it was important for them to complete the leg, why they didn't change Detours earlier and more.
Patrick Warburton, Rules of Engagement
Rules of Engagement's recurring status as a midseason show is sort of like being a second-string player.
"I feel like we've been discounted quite a bit," Patrick Warburton tells TVGuide.com of his CBS sitcom, which kicks off its fourth season Monday (8:30/7:30c).
The show, which debuted at midseason in 2007, performed well enough to earn a full Season 2 pickup. But the writers strike cut short its season after it began in the fall — a bit like being yanked from the lineup before getting a chance to shine. Then for Season 3 and this season, CBS ordered just 13 episodes to debut this deep into the TV year.
So does the show deserve a starting position? Its ratings have remained consistent at various places on CBS' schedule, and its third-season viewership numbers are stronger than the averages of new comedy Accidentally on Purpose, whose timeslot Rules is taking over.
Warburton acknowledges the show had difficulties as it's developed...
After two weeks on top, last night the Villains tribe on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains brought the heat everywhere but during the immunity challenge. Thanks to blossoming showmances (Coach and Jerri! Russell and Parvati!) and the drama of having to vote someone out for the first time, the Survivor bad guys finally started to show their true colors and true alliances. The vote came down to the manipulative Parvati Shallow and the tribe's weakest link, Randy Bailey, and in the end, 50-year-old Bailey got the boot. The former Survivor: Gabon player talked with TVGuide.com about his flirtatious tribemates, what the Heroes need to do to get ahead and the story behind the burning of the buff...
Nadya Suleman, Lost
TV was all in the family this week. Damages' Carol Tobin kept her dead father's secrets by killing his mistress. Brother cowboys Cord and Jet had fun with hats on The Amazing Race. Kourtney Kardashian gave the doctors a hand in the delivery of her son. Lost's Jack has a son! And Octomon charmed the ladies of The View — and America — with a laugh as gentle and full-throated as a well-aged Cabernet. Welcome to Top Moments: Family Style Edition!
We see a serious bad guy in Patrick Jane's future: Malcolm McDowell will guest-star on an upcoming episode of The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
McDowell, best known for playing nihilist Alex in A Clockwork Orange, will play the leader of a twisted religious cult in which Jane (Simon Baker) gets entangled. Series creator Bruno Heller describes the character as a "great heavy."
"He seems to have his sinister tentacles in every pie, which is really mixing horrible metaphors, but he's that kind of guy," Heller tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "We're very lucky to get someone as great as Malcolm McDowell to play that."
McDowell, who recently starred in Rob Zombie's two Halloween reboots, recurred on Heroes as the mysterious Linderman during the first three seasons and on Entourage as Ari Gold's former mentor/nemesis Terrence. Fun fact: He played the Ricardo Montalban role in the short-lived 1998 Fantasy Island reboot.
Also look for McDowell on the March 1 episode of CSI: Miami, which was directed by Zombie...