Caroline Dhavernas' last show on TV, the cult favorite Wonderfalls, was killed after just 13 episodes. So, it's not surprising that she wasn't exactly eager to go back to series television.
"It was really too bad because it was such a different and quirky show and the fans loved it," Dhavernas says of the Bryan Fuller-produced series that followed a philosophy graduate working in a gift shop where the wax figurines urge her to help people in need.
Is Off the Map more than Grey's Anatomy in the jungle?
Six years of bit parts in Canadian films and guest roles on crime procedurals passed. Then, while on a beach in Bali, she read the script for Off the Map, a near-surefire hit from the team behind Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. The show was a medical drama set in the South American jungle.
"[Going to Bali] was the first time that I had traveled on my own, for a whole month," she says. "That's also one of the reasons why Off the Map appealed to me, because I was on the beach surrounded by coconuts and sand and ocean. I was reading something that took place exactly in that setting and was like...
Cougar Town may be about to disappear from TV schedules for two months, but no need to start binge drinking merlot just yet. Days after ABC renewed the comedy for a third season, the stars and executive producers welcomed reporters to its Los Angeles set to preview what's coming up next for the cul-de-sac crew. In between gazing at Big Carl revealing which star is the best at Penny Can (Ian Gomez says Josh Hopkins is the one to beat), the cast and crew discussed Jules and Grayson's next big obstacle, Bobby's love life and the cliff-hanger ahead for...
Ellen Pompeo, Eva Longoria, Nina Dobrev
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Any scoop on Grey's Anatomy? — Jamie
NATALIE: In an upcoming episode, Meredith has to leave the OR when she suddenly goes blind! Wow, that was depressing. I should have led with the shower sex, huh? OK, Soap Dropper No. 1 isn't single now, but he or she will rival Callie and Arizona's sudsy frolics from earlier this season. Any guesses as to the not-so-squeaky-clean pair?
What's coming up on Desperate Housewives? — Amy
ADAM: Two Wisteria Lane ladies will deal with trauma in different ways: Susan will use her dialysis as an excuse to get out every problem she has, right up until a neighbor offers to donate a kidney in a most unusual way. Meanwhile, Gaby will...
Did the Parents Television Council uproar topple Skins?
MTV's racy teen drama drew 1.6 million viewers in its second airing Monday — a staggering 52 percent drop in viewership from the 3.3 million viewers who tuned in for its debut a week before.
Skins creator on U.S. controversy: "Sometimes the truth can be painful"
The American remake of the U.K. hit, which features frank depictions of teen sex and drug use, drew controversy almost immediately after...
Rhonda Aikman, Troy Aikman
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman and his wife, Rhonda Aikman, have separated, The Dallas Morning News reports.
"This has been a difficult decision for Rhonda and me, but after 10 years of marriage we have decided to separate," Aikman told the newspaper. "We remain deeply committed to our children and respectfully ask that...
Simon Davies and Tomas Cederlund
The Oprah Winfrey Network is taking a page from ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and launching its own prime time home makeover series.
Home Takeover with Simon & Tomas will follow famed Scandinavian interior designers Simon Davies and Tomas Cederlund as they journey across America to transform décor-challenged homes into...
After all the buzz about the buss on Castle, the ABC show wound up second in the the 10 o'clock hour to the upstart Harry's Law.