John Larroquette and Gary Sinise, CSI: NY
Appearances are often deceiving on television.
Emmy winner John Larroquette, who wraps his three-episode CSI:NY arc Friday, says the same is definitely true for his character. Larroquette plays Manhattan Chief of Detectives Ted Carver, who first butted heads with Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) over how to handle the media during a sniper case.
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Last week, Mac's team found the body of Carver's sister buried in Central Park, and Mac began to suspect that Carver is somehow connected to the 15-year-old case. Larroquette admits that his character is not blameless, but advises that viewers wait to make up their minds.
"As much as it points toward him being [the villain], that opinion may be altered by the end of the episode," Larroquette says...
Damon Wayans, Jr.and Damon Wayans
Damon Wayans Jr. will get a visit from real-life dad Damon Wayans in an episode of the ABC comedy Happy Endings.
The series revolves around a couple (Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton), whose break-up complicates their friends' lives. Wayans Jr. plays one of their pals, Brad.
Wayans Sr. will play Brad's dad, an uptight guy who visits his son after getting a new lease on life post-health scare.
A new judges panel isn't the only change coming to American Idol this season.
Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe tells TVGuide.com that the finalists will face new challenges, including contests to make the best music video, to promote themselves, and to work with a band and dancers for an awards show-style performance.
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The producers have also eliminated...
For once, Richard Castle might not be the nerdiest person at a crime scene.
On Monday's Castle, Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) investigate a murder that could be out of this world. "We have a couple [crew members] on the show ... who are from The X-Files, and so in a lot of ways this was our chance to do our Castle version of an X-Files episode," creator-executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com.
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It all starts when the coroner determines that the victim died in a rare way. "We find a woman who's been killed due to explosive decompression," Marlowe says. "There are very few things that cause it, and one of those things is exposure in outer space. Of course, Castle sets off jokingly suggesting that maybe aliens were behind it."
Oddly enough, each turn in the case lends some credence to Castle's theory....
Kirsten Vangsness, Shemar Moore
Criminal Minds' quirky lab tech Penelope Garcia is about to show her BAU colleagues — and viewers — a side of her they've never seen.
On Wednesday's episode, the show will reveal that Garcia (Kirsten Vangness) spends her time outside the lab acting in a theater troupe. When Hotch (Thomas Gibson) finds out, Garcia begs him to keep it a secret from the rest of the group.
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But the truth comes out when a woman dressed like a 1950s starlet is found murdered in an alley. In their investigation, the team discovers that her murderer, played by Prison Break's Robert Knepper, has cut off her lips in a deranged homage to his former movie star mother (Sally Kirkland). When a second victim goes missing, the team needs to draw the killer out, so Hotch calls on Garcia to use her acting skills...
Mariah Carey, Lauren Huichan and Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey, Rosario Dawson, Wyclef Jean and Ashton Kutcher are participating in the second annual TeenNick Halo Awards, the network told TVGuide.com.
The show will recognize four teens for their philanthropic leadership in their respective communities. Each honoree recently was treated to a surprise visit from host and executive producer Nick Cannon and will receive a grant from the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Michael Weatherly, NCIS
Michael Weatherly shares plenty of similarities with Tony DiNozzo, the character he has played for eight seasons on NCIS.
Weatherly and DiNozzo are both energetic cut-ups who always seem in search of a punch line. And they both talk a lot. Like, seriously, a lot.
"Energy is the biggest part of my job," Weatherly, 42, tells TVGuide.com. "That sounds weird, but if I'm in a scene, I try to punch it up. And sometimes I really overdo it and they have to cut around me."
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And of course, Weatherly and DiNozzo are different in many ways....