Jim Longworth, the Chicago detective whose relocation to Florida is at the center of the new A&E series The Glades, isn't the most sympathetic character. In fact, he's a bit of an abrasive know-it-all. But that's just fine with the actor who plays him, Matt Passmore, who's had plenty of experience playing characters who aren't always likeable. In anticipation of The Glades' premiere Sunday at 10/9c, Passmore talked with TVGuide.com about what makes the show unique, and how being an Australian playing a transplanted Chicagoan helps him relate to his character.
TVGuide.com: What attracted you to The Glades?
Matt Passmore: When I read it, I thought the guy kind of leapt off the page. I thought [creator] Clifton Campbell had created a great character. There's a lot of scripts where you read great characters and that sort of thing, but there was something about this guy that I thought I kind of got him. ... And it seemed like a cop show...
A New Jersey man has been indicted in the hit-and-run death of former American Idol contestant Alexis Cohen, The Asbury Park Press reports.
Ocean County prosecutors say Cohen, 25, died from head and torso injuries on July 25, 2009 in Seaside Heights, N.J., after she was struck by a car driven by...
Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof
Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse say the Academy had to weigh in on whether or not to allow them to submit the Lost series finale for consideration as Best Drama Series, since it ran longer than two hours. "The Academy had to have a special rules committee before approving it," Lindelof tells TV Guide Magazine. Adds Cuse, "There was enormous pressure on us as to how we were going to end the show, so...
What a reaction Mad Men's Jon Hamm got to his nomination for best actor in a drama: "I was in bed with [girlfriend] Jennifer [Westfeldt] and my mutt Cora, who farted in my face. Not cool. She's sort of over it all." After that special acknowledgement, Hamm says, "there was a flurry of texts between John Slattery, Lizzy Moss and Christina Hendricks and I. And I sent a text to Miss [January] Jones, but have not heard a response yet. I am very certain she is still asleep."
Hamm's favorite episode...
The transition from web series to TV could have been tough for the often-grotesque medical satire Childrens Hospital -- a show where doctors get turned on by life-threatening surgeries and saving patients takes a backseat to highly choregraphed dance numbers, among other things. Fortunately for the show's fans, it isn't going to primetime: it's going to Adult Swim, where it's freakishness will fit in just fine.
"Adult Swim has the closest thing to an outsider's sensibility," executive producer Jonathan Stern says. "We figured that was the closest we could come to being on television without actually people thinking we were on television...
After spending some time in Europe this summer, Glee's lead actor nominee Matthew Morrison has been in New York City, working on his album, which he describes as "Bubl-lake, a combination of Michael Buble and Justin Timberlake." The album is expected to come out in late fall.
Morrison had a morning congratulatory chat with Glee producer Ryan Murphy, who told him that next season will find is character, Will, single for a while. But Morrison can't wait to go head-to-head with John Stamos' new dentist character, aka Emma's new beau. "Wouldn't it be something if Stamos gave...
Modern Family - Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet
Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson—up for best supporting actor in a comedy— is spending the summer in New York City, where he's been performing Shakespeare in the Park. "I am sub-letting an apartment that doesn't have TV, so I didn't have access to the news," he tells TV Guide Magazine of not being able to watch the Emmy nomination announcements live. But then the phone rang with the great news, which left him stunned.
The first co-star he spoke with was...
Rico Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill
Though the actors who announce the Emmy nominations are often awarded with one of their own, Modern Family's Sofia Vergara had no inkling that a nomination for best supporting actress in a comedy series was coming her way. "I'm so new to acting and America, so I didn't know it meant something when they invite you here," she tells TV Guide Magazine. "Somebody should have told me!"
There was, however, one nod she was expecting. "I was completely sure...
Glee - Lea Michele
This year's Emmy Awards will air on August 29—which will be Glee nominee Lea Michele's 24th birthday. "I'm so excited that everyone's decided to throw this party for my birthday," she jokes to TV Guide Magazine. "I think everyone felt really bad that my birthday was only at a sushi restaurant last year, so the Emmy committee decided to help me out this year."
Summering at her New York apartment, Michele was worried about her downstairs neighbors complaining...
Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson
An apparent recording of Mel Gibson berating his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child surfaced on RadarOnline.com Friday, soon after he claimed she tried to extort him over the recording.
Shortly after the profanity-filled...