Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ringer
Before she was Buffy, Sarah Michelle Gellar played Kendall Hart, the daughter of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) on All My Children. With the soap opera going off the air in September, Gellar has made plans to return — but not as Kendall. In fact, she doesn't exactly know what she'll be doing at all, since Kendall has been played Alicia Minshew for the past several years.
"I can today officially confirm that I will be doing a guest-spot," Gellar said Thursday during the fall TV preview session for her new CW series Ringer. "When I heard the show was canceled, I didn't understand....
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction (Sundays, 10/9c, TLC) can be a hoot, but this is sad: 26-year-old Casie mourns her dead husband by carrying his urn with her virtually everywhere. But it doesn't stop there. In the clip below, she's preparing food for him. ("I cook what he likes. I don't eat it, but I cook for him.") She also confers with his urn on what channel to watch. Finally, she's taken to eating his ashes...
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
Supernatural is by no means over; One Tree Hill still is.
"It is not intended to be the last season" of Supernatural, Pedowitz told reporters Thursday at the network's fall TV preview. That said, "we'll see where the ratings go."
He added that CW executives want the show — which, he said, is "no longer about the demon of the week but the love of two brothers" — to continue beyond Season 7.
Nick Offerman, Ben Schwartz
Are you ready for Tammy, Ground Zero?
Parks and Recreation executive producer Mike Schur tells TVGuide.com exclusively that the show is on the hunt for an actress to play Ron Swanson's mother, "who is exactly what you'd imagine the woman who gave birth to Ron Swanson to be like."
Michael C. Hall, Kristen Bell
Showtime's raunchy comedy House of Lies will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 8, between the returns of Shameless and Californication, Showtime's president of entertainment announced to TV critics during fall previews Thursday.
"We're not an advertiser environment, so we have the ability to push the limits," David Nevins said. "Beneath [the show]'s glossy, fancy prettiness is a really subversive show. It's an R-rated comedy that's really addictive in a way that no one else can get away with."
America's Next Top Model
Though the lineup leaked months ago, on Thursday the CW confirmed the cast of the upcoming "all-star" cycle of America's Next Top Model (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9/8c). Eight out of the 14 aspiring whatevers are 25 years old or older, which is hilarious since even at a decade younger they'd still be kind of old to be getting into modeling. But America's Next Top Model is not the real world or even the fashion world (which is also not the real world), and creator/host Tyra Banks recently told Good Morning America that this cycle will be about more than just modeling anyway. "I have the girls singing songs, doing music videos, creating perfumes. You can't just be a model anymore ... Now it's about celebrity-celebrity, so that's what I'm doing with my all-stars," she said.
Panic attack hits America's Next Top Model
Joining her in doing celebrity-celebrity with her all-stars will be the usual motley crew of guest judges. Hilariously...
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
Phineas and Ferb are about to embark on an adventure where they learn their pet platypus Perry is a secret agent in the TV movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (Friday, 8/7c, Disney Channel).
Based on the Emmy-winning series Phineas and Ferb, the film takes the stepbrothers into a kind of parallel universe that eerily resembles their home. Once there, they come face to face with their alter egos and find out Perry (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is known as Agent P. The three band together, along with sister Candace (voiced by Ashley Tisdale), to stop the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who plans to follow the gang back to their real home in his quest for world domination.
Showtime's political and psychological thriller Homeland asks the question: What's the price of 9/11 to this country?
But according to the executive producer Howard Gordon, the fact that the show is airing just weeks after the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks and months after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces is somewhat dumb luck.
Check out photos of the Homeland cast
"The timing is significant, accidental and fortuitous," Gordon said at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews. "It is just a confluence of events. It turns out to be quite fortuitous, as are a number of other things that seem to affect the way this show is going to be viewed. Osama bin Laden was killed when were shooting Episode 2, eerily like the scene of [star Damian Lewis'] rescue."
Just months after leaving The Office, Steve Carell is returning to TV — albeit behind the scenes — with a new interview series on Showtime.
Laughing Stock, executive-produced by Carell and David Steinberg, will bring on comedy greats from the last five decades for one-on-one discussions about their careers, influences and the evolution of comedy with Steinberg (Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg).