William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, Shameless
We've seen Shameless' Frank (William H. Macy) fake his own death, but how would the Gallagher clan react if he actually kicked the bucket?
That answer may be found in the exclusive video below. In a deleted scene from the Season 1 episode "Frank the Plank," Debbie (Emma Kenney), the youngest Gallagher gal, becomes fearful when the police find a body matching Frank's description. (As you'll recall, Frank was actually in Canada after one of his benders.) So what's the tell-tale sign that this stiff is not Frank? Watch the video below to find out!
A new judge isn't the only big change coming to The Sing-Off this fall.
With NBC's decision to make the third season of The Sing-Off a weekly competition, kicking off Sept. 19 at 8/7c, it meant the show would more than double the number of episodes it produced. As a result, 16 groups will now compete (up from 10 last season) over 11 episodes (up from the five that aired over the course of one week).
Sara Bareilles is the new judge on NBC's The Sing-Off
Speaking to reporters Monday during NBC's fall TV previews, series executive producer Joel Gallen said groups will also be asked to sing in a number of new genres including
The Christina Applegate-Will Arnett sitcom Up All Night hasn't even premiered yet, but already co-star Maya Rudolph has gotten a promotion.
Speaking to reporters at the fall TV previews Monday, NBC Entertainment Chief Robert Greenblatt announced that portions of the pilot would be reshot to recast Rudolph's character, Ava, as a daytime talk-show host. "We decided to change the workplace altogether to give Maya a better platform to do her thing," Greenblatt said. Applegate will play a producer on Ava's show. (In the original pilot, Applegate and Rudolph played partners in a PR firm.)
Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery
When Downton Abbey returns for its second season on Jan. 8, 2012 on PBS, the action will pick up two years after that fated garden party in which the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) announced that England was at war with Germany.
During Sunday's preview of the hit British series, executive producer Gareth Neame confirmed that the action in the seven-episode second season will take place over two years, just like the first season. "The new series is a similar sort of span," he says. "We start in 1916. The war will come to a conclusion within this series, and the final episodes is the time after the war."
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
When last seen on Desperate Housewives, Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) was in the midst of another horrible night, though this was really worse than most. She and estranged husband Tom (Doug Savant) were putting on a happy front at a neighborhood dinner party that culminated with the Wisteria Lane ladies hiding a dead body in a trunk.
Felicity tells me that the September 25 season premiere will look a lot like the memorable 9 to 5 sequence when Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton comically conspired to hide a corpse, as Lynette, Susan (Teri Hatcher), Bree (Marcia Cross) and Gaby (Eva Longoria) come together to cover up Carlos' murder of Gaby's sexually abusive stepfather.
"The whole first episode is about them being accomplices in this murder and actually burying this body," previews Felicity...
Former Charlie's Angels sweetheart Lucy Liu has joined the cast of Southland, TNT announced Monday.
The 42-year-old actress is billed as a special guest-star who will recur throughout Season 4 as...
Lady Gaga co-hosted Monday's episode of The View and the topic of Tim Gunn's recent comments regarding Hillary Rodham Clinton's wardrobe choices came up. (Gunn had said last week on Lopez Tonight, "I think [Clinton is] confused about her gender. All these big, baggy, tailored men's suits? No, I'm really serious.") Gaga's response? "He's being a bully. I think Hillary Clinton has more important things to worry about than her hemline." Since Gaga has eclipsed Gunn's fashion relevance for a while now, we're more inclined to defer to her...
The Playboy Club
Comparisons between NBC's The Playboy Club, the new 1960s-set series that takes place at the first Playboy Club in Chicago, and Mad Men were perhaps inevitable, but the producers and cast of the period drama were on hand at the fall TV previews on Monday to downplay any similarities. "The comparison to Mad Men ends at the era," executive producer Ian Biederman said. "This is a much different show with a much different energy."
Parents Television Council calls for NBC affiliates to drop The Playboy Club
Before the series has even premiered, the show has drawn attention for its name alone, causing the Parents Television Council to question whether a show based on one of the largest adult entertainment industries would be suitable on primetime television. At least one NBC affiliate, Salt Lake City's KSL, has opted to not carry the program, which will be shown in that market by KMYU, the local My Network TV affiliate.
But the producers say it's...
Mariska Hargitay, Carson Daly
Mariska Hargitay will be lightening her workload during the next season of Law & Order: SVU, but NBC boss Robert Greenblatt says viewers won't be able to tell.
"You will not notice anything," Greenblatt said Monday, while speaking to reporters during NBC's fall TV preview session. He added that while the actress, who recently adopted a child, will be "lightening her load in terms of shooting days," her alter ego Olivia Benson won't be any less of a presence on-screen.
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino dropped a world exclusive on a concert audience: She is expecting a child.
"This child that I carry, God has given me this child and I don't have to hide it from none of y'all!" she told the crowd who'd gathered to see her perform...