With CSI in production on its 11th season, creator Anthony Zuiker realized his show needed "event" episodes, he says, "to fight for every eyeball you can." To that end, he's written tonight's chilling installment — his first CSI script since one he wrote in 2006 for CSI: NY.
"I desperately wanted to go back to CSI because I sorely missed it," explains Zuiker, who also launched a popular book series. In 2009, he released Level 26: Dark Origins, featuring lawman Steve Dark hunting down a crazed serial killer named Sqweegel...
Go ahead and stare at Simon Baker. Gawk at his curly golden locks and his winning smile. He doesn't mind, really.
"It doesn't bother me because I know time is ticking," the 41-year-old Baker tells TVGuide.com. "I've been doing this for almost 20 years, and I'm able to see myself age on film. Eventually I know what I'm going to become — I've seen my father."
When Bruno Heller was looking to cast a leading man to play the role of Patrick Jane in The Mentalist, he was won over by Baker's looks as well. But he quickly learned there was much more beneath the surface. "What Jane does is get in people's physical space and inside their heads, and in order to do that, you have to be someone that people want to be close to, whether they know it or not," Heller says. "It needed a very magnetic personality playing the part.
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"Simon has a physical and mental grace. He's always switched on — he's always alert, always alive," Heller continues. "If you watch him working on a stage, he's never just going through the lines. He's always looking for the extra grace notes. It's actually a much tougher job. Very few actors can do the hard physical work that must be done on a show like this."
But back in the late 1980s, when Baker first began acting in commercials in his native Australia, he laughed at the idea of considering acting a form of labor...
TBS has ordered a pilot inspired by a Funny Or Die video starring Jewel, a network rep confirms.
"Undercover Karaoke," which has been viewed more than 3.3 million times, features the 36-year-old singer in a disguise as an everyday business woman blowing off steam at a karaoke bar. After belting some of Jewel's famous tunes to an unknowing crowd, she later...
Amazingly, 80 million American adults had never experienced the joy of Weeds until now. TV Guide Network continues its campaign to build Weeds Awareness and provide hope nationally by airing the award-winning comedy Sunday nights at 9/8c. But with awareness comes responsibility, so TV Guide Network urges viewers to watch Weeds while considering the impact of marijuana. Here are some of the most memorable anti-drug PSAs of all time:
Paula Abdul will be joined by choreographer Travis Payne and singer Kimberly Wyatt at the Live to Dance judges table, while Andrew Günsberg is set to host, CBS announced Wednesday.
Günsberg previously hosted Australian Idol. Payne was an associate director and choreographer on This is It. And Wyatt — from the Pussycat Dolls — served as a judge on the U.K. series...
ABC is taking another crack at bringing Romeo & Juliet to the small screen.
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's story of two star-crossed lovers torn apart by feuding families is being developed by the network, an ABC rep says.
The pilot will be penned by...
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Perez Hilton, who built his name on insulting celebrities and even trying to out some of them, said he will change the direction of his website to raise awareness about teen suicides and gay bullying.
In an appearance on Wednesday's Ellen DeGeneres Show and in an online video, the celebrity blogger (né Mario Lavandeira), said he no longer wants to be seen as a hypocrite and a bully, as he continues his campaign to stop gay teen bullying.
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