Cara Buono had no idea when she joined the cast of Mad Men's fourth season that she would still be hanging around for the season finale.
"I was told it was going to be a couple episodes, and it blossomed into this full story line," Buono tells TVGuide.com. "I wish I had a better word for amazing, because that's all I keep saying. But it really has been amazing."
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Buono plays Dr. Faye Miller, a consultant who came to Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce to do consumer research. She quickly caught the eye of newly single Don Draper (Jon Hamm), but Faye didn't immediately hop into Don's bed like so many other women on the show...
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...
OK, Smallvillagers, get ready to fly into a frenzy! On Friday, October 15, the series celebrates its 200th episode, but you can get the party started with this exclusive peek at the official promo for "Homecoming" right here and now.
Built around Clark's high-school reunion and featuring the return of James Marsters as a much-less nasty Brianiac, "there are all kinds of nods that go back to the beginning... a lot of glimpses," promises exec producer Kelly Souders, who has also packed in a lot of geeked-out goodies (check out those magazine covers!). And just wait until you see what happens when Clark pays a trip to his future... and runs into himself at the most "Man of Steel" moment the show has thrown at us so far.
A second version of this trailer will appear at the end of tonight's "Supergirl" episode on the CW at 8/7c.
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Joe Mantegna and Daniel J. Travanti, Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds' Behavioral Analysis Unit has an obligation to keep bad guys off the street. But series star Joe Mantegna says every case isn't just about right and wrong.
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"Sometimes when a case gets resolved, there's always different aspects to consider. It's not always so cut-and-dried," he tells TVGuide.com "There are sometimes conditions that lend themselves to why these things happen. It's interesting when the stories have a little bit of a twist to them."
And Wednesday's episode (9/8c on CBS) has just that. When the BAU begins investigating a string of murders, Rossi (Mantegna) can't help but notice a similarity to a killer he chased over 25 years ago. Just when Rossi got close, the killer stopped, never to be heard from again — until now...
The Wonder Pets!, Steven Tyler
Singers Steven Tyler, Idina Menzel and Ziggy Marley are voicing an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's The Wonder Pets!, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
"What a blast! It's something I've wanted to do forever and to get a chance to do this is just another dream come true, another feather in the cap!" Tyler, who just joined the American Idol judges' panel, said in a statement about the upcoming special.