David James Elliott
One of CBS' biggest stars is coming back to the network! David James Elliott, who starred as Cmdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. on JAG from 1995-2005, has been cast on CSI: NY. And it's an awesome role.
David will play Russ Josephson, the ex-husband of Sela Ward's new investigator, Jo Danville. (Expect Jo to crack a joke about being Jo Josephson.) David will debut in an early January episode he is now shooting, and producers tell me there's a possibility he could come back for more...
Danny Pudi, Joel McHale, Donald Glover
A very selective look at the shows and various other TV odds and ends that stood out for me this week:
STUNT OF THE WEEK: Live from New York, it was 30 Rock. (And the following comments apply only to the early version. Couldn't really imagine sitting through it again to see how and where they tweaked it.) Much as I wrote many years ago when ER pulled off a similar stunt, I hope they take a nice bow and promise never to do it again. There were some inspired moments, as there usually are on this show — and I couldn't get enough of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' surprise cameo as "Flashback-Liz" (as real-time Liz notes, "My memory has Seinfeld money"). But most of what worked had little to do with the thinly sliced meat of the actual episode....
V will return for its sophomore season on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 9/8c, ABC announced Friday.
The sci-fi drama, which stars Elizabeth Mitchell and Morena Baccarin, focuses on the coexistence of humans and supposedly friendly aliens (aka Visitors) after the lizard creatures arrive on Earth. The second season will focus more on lizard reveals as well as the Visitors' mythology, the network said.
Six years after suburban housewife-turned-widow-turned-pot dealer Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) first surfaced on Showtime on the series Weeds, the Botwin family is finally breaking out of pay cable and moving to TV Guide Network. And star Kevin Nealon...
Kelli Giddish and Eddie Cibrian
TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive first look at next week's episode of Chase, with guest star Eddie Cibrian (CSI: Miami). In an episode titled "Above the Law," sparks fly between U.S. Marshal Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish) and a bounty hunter (Cibrian) as they track down a white collar fugitive who's jumped bail...
"Who is Don Draper?" was the opening line of Mad Men this season. As it concludes, will dapper Don (Jon Hamm) be any closer to the answer? "Absolutely, conclusively," insists John Slattery, who plays fellow adman Roger Sterling. "Don came through his divorce, started the new business and survived his own personal cauldron. He ends the year transformed."
Jamie Hince and Kate Moss
Conflicting reports have surfaced that model Kate Moss has married boyfriend Jamie Hince.
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According to the Britain's The Daily Mirror, the couple wed in a private ceremony attended by close friends and family in August on the island of Sicily.
Thursday's episode of 30 Rock aired live on the both East and West Coasts, but the second broadcast made some sly adjustments.
During the East Coast broadcast, the opening number was sung by Jane Krakowski, while Cheyenne Jackson did the honors in the later broadcast, altering some of the lyrics. Chris Parnell tweaked the lyrics of Leo Spaceman's love songs, and the lines during the "commercial" from hook-handed Dr. Drew Baird (Jon Hamm) were also changed.
Tina Fey, Bill O’Reilly
There were some interesting couples on TV this week. On The Amazing Race, Ivy League partners Connor and Jonathan failed a geography lesson. Fringe, a show already teeming with evil twins, introduced us to a doppelgänger with frightening implications. Super-cousins Clark and Kara learned to fly on Smallville. Mary-Louise Parker, ahem, paired up with the artist formerly known as Zack Morris on Weeds. Tina Fey enlisted Julia Louis-Dreyfus as an unlikely comic stand-in on 30 Rock's live episode. And The View's Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg demonstrated a sisterhood of solidarity during a prickly interview with Bill O'Reilly... by walking out. Welcome to Top Moments: Double Vision Edition.