The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Chloe King may look like your average teenager, but there's nothing ordinary about her.
As ABC Family prepares to launch their latest series The Nine Lives of Chloe King, TVGuide.com has the exclusive first look.
The one-hour drama focuses on a girl who begins developing heightened abilities on her birthday and realizes she's being pursued by a mysterious person. Chloe (The Gates' Skyler Samuels) soon discovers she's part of an ancient race that has been hunted by human assassins, and she may be their only hope for survival. In this recently released photo, Chloe looks like saving the world ain't so bad.
Max Adler plays closeted bully Karofsky on Glee, but the actor has a very un-Karofsky-like way of blowing off steam during his downtime on set: He's brainstorming an Oprah Winfrey musical with co-star Chris Colfer.
"I told him I had just been to Vegas to see O, the show at the Bellagio," Adler tells TVGuide.com. "He said that every time he hears about O, he thinks it's some Oprah Winfrey musical. So we started joking about co-writing an Oprah musical — what songs would be in, what the themes would be. We were doing that in between these intense scenes. It's a great way to relieve all the tension and stress."
Zachary Levi, Elizabeth Mitchell, Peter Krause
This time of year can be brutal for TV fans. In the next few weeks, a number of shows will be canceled to make room for the bright and shiny new series that the networks believe will give them the best competitive edge in the fall. The reality is that for every Outsourced or No Ordinary Family sent to the TV graveyard with little to no fuss, there's a handful of beloved shows that we're not ready to part with just yet. Behold, here are the nine shows we're desperately hoping the execs will give one more chance...
Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley
Are Dan and Blair over already? Blair's blunt brush-off last week certainly made it seem that way, but this is Gossip Girl and there's just no way fans would be rewarded with so little pay-off.
That said, we've got some unresolved issues. Why do we care about Raina, again? Will Vanessa stop pining for Dan? And haven't all the lead actors said recently that they want to move on from the show?
Gossip Girl's Billy Baldwin: William will once again rock the apple card
With these questions burning a hole in our gut, and just four episodes left this season, we turn to executive producer Joshua Safran, who gives TVGuide.com the dirt on that, as well as what to expect for Blair and her trio of suitors, whether or not Ben is really out of Serena's life, and where new girl Charlie fits in.
Dancing With The Stars, Chelsea Kane
Are Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas dancing rebels without a cause? The two have incurred the wrath of Len Goodman for going against the grain with their Dancing with the Stars routines, but the Disney star says it's all for the people. "I think there's a time and a place for breaking the rules," Kane tells TVGuide.com. "I think we enjoy it because we are one of the youngest couples on the show and we want to entertain." This week, however, look for them to be on their best behavior during their quickstep.
We return with our weekly Game of Thrones discussion to tackle the second episode, "The Kingsroad."
TVGuide.com's Hanh Nguyen is an avid scripted-TV watcher, a horror-avoider and someone who's read George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, on which HBO's Game of Thrones is based. Her co-worker, Rich Juzwiak, rarely watches scripted TV, is a gorehound and became alerted to Martin's existence just recently, as he started researching this new swords-and-sandals (well, boots) series. He knows nothing of these sorcerers (if that is indeed what they are), while Hanh is something of an expert (read: fantasy/sci fi nerd). Each week, he'll try to make sense of this crazy new show by enlisting Hanh's expertise. It may turn out to be a test of tolerance: in this case, the Games begin after the TV is off.
Cee Lo Green
Even Carson Daly was suspicious of The Voice's bright red swivel chairs.
On NBC's new singing competition, things kick off with those chairs and blind auditions. Four celebrity coaches sit listening with their backs to the contestants. Should they like what they hear, they slam down on a large button and their chairs swivel to the front. This means they want to guide that contestant through the competition, helping them with everything from their song choices to their style.
Daly, the late-night talk show host and former MTV veejay, first thought it might be "gimmicky" but ultimately found it to be "a great idea in an American Idol world."
"Young people seem to be so enamored with just becoming famous," Daly says. "This immediately takes all of that out. Here, you need skill. You need to be an artist that established artists want to help mold."
And there's the difference: The Voice, adapted from a massively popular Dutch format, aims not to take on Idol in its own game, but to elevate the game itself. Rather than leaving the contestants to plod along, choosing ill-suited songs or worse, the show enlists its coaches — Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — to mentor the hopefuls. And in a unique twist, the contestants will cherry pick their coach should more than one of them swivel forward.
Paul Abdul, Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell said he plans to reunite with Paula Abdul on Fox's upcoming singing competition show The X Factor.
While Cowell said negotiations with Abdul haven't begun yet, he told Deadline.com"there's a good chance it will be her."
Simon Cowell leaving U.K. X Factor
"I missed her the second she left [Idol]," Cowell said. "Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain. ... I don't know what it is about her, but I've always clicked with her. You just have to get that chemistry, and she's right. I've never found anyone better than her."