Hail to the Chiefs: A Final Salute to the Presidents of 24


After eight very long days, the many presidents featured on 24 are a complicated bunch. From David Palmer to Charles Logan to Allison Taylor, the drama series has created some of the most multilayered leaders ever to occupy the White House. We look back on the presidents who led the free world in which Jack Bauer allows us to live.

President David Palmer, Day 2 and Day 3
Presidential candidate Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) survived an assassination attempt against him in Day 1 to take over the White House in Day 2. As president, Palmer brought Jack... read more

American Idol Episode Recap: The Top Two Revealed

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

After 47 million votes this week, American Idol's Season 9 showdown is set: It's down to the final two singers. First, we got to see all the contestants have their days of being a hometown hero, each returning to their native cities to perform, greet fans and visit with family. But who is headed home to stay? read more

24 Episode Recap: 1:00 P.M - 2:00 P.M.

The last regular hour of 24 finds Jack not only shooting two Secret Service agents, but kidnapping and assaulting a former President. The gloves are off now.

As the hour opens, President Taylor's press secretary is announcing that Secretary of State Ethan Kanin has stepped down for "health reasons," and that President Logan has been such a big help with this whole peace process. Watching from a private room, Logan smiles with self-satisfaction, but his moment of triumph is short-lived.

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Olivia Wilde to Take a Break from House

House - Olivia Wilde

Remember Thirteen's mysterious request for time off on this week's House finale? It makes a little more sense now.

Were you happy with the House finale? Read our recap and weigh in!

Olivia Wilde will ... read more

American Idol Episode Recap: The Final 3 Perform

American Idol

The singers have almost made it to the finish line of this season's American Idol, and while one contestant seemed to be losing steam, another was just hitting his stride. After a night when the judges proved better at choosing songs than the singers (shocking!) Season 9's top two contenders have never looked more inevitable. So, who is most likely headed for the Nokia Theater? read more

Joss Whedon: Directing Glee Was a "Return to Home"

Glee - Neil Patrick Harris, Joss Whedon, Matthew Morrison

Joss Whedon was an obvious choice to direct an episode of Glee. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator loves high school TV shows and musicals, but the show gave him an added motivation: the chance to reteam with Neil Patrick Harris, the star of his Internet hit Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

"I am so tired of that guy... read more

Fox's Fall Lineup: More Laughs, Less Idol

Will Arnett

Fox's new primetime lineup will feature more comedy and a little less American Idol, the network announced Monday. Fox will take the bold step of cutting the long-running (and sometimes loooong) show and will introduce three dramas and four comedies, including one that pairs Will Arnett and Keri Russell.

The show, Running Wilde, will join Glee as part of the network's new Tuesday night comedy block.

Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

Fox has led in ratings for the past six seasons, and the new slate attempts to fill the rare holes in its lineup: The Tuesday night ...
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Upfronts Preview: What Will Be the Next Lost, 24 and Law & Order?

Matthew Fox, Kiefer Sutherland

With Lost, 24 and Law & Order all leaving the air this spring, network TV has a lot of big shoes to refill. It's been an aggressive development season, and all the networks are hoping their new shows will bring them the success these three heavyweights once did. With that in mind, examines the issues the networks face as they prepare to announce their fall lineups this week.

Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?


The Alphabet already has some bright spots in its lineup (its Wednesday comedy block, the one-two punch of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters on Sunday night), but... read more

Exclusive: Meet the Cast of Fox's The Good Guys

Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford, The Good Guys

 Fox's buddy-cop show The Good Guys premieres next Wednesday (May 19 at 8/7c), but we've got your first behind-the-scenes look at the cast at a photo shoot.

Created by Burn Notice's Matt Nix, the show stars Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) as Dan Stark, a veteran detective whose better — and sober — days are behind him... read more

American Idol Episode Recap: The Top 3 Revealed

American Idol

And then there were three. After a season-high 37 million votes, another American Idol hopeful's journey came to an end. As Ryan Seacrest reminded us, making the top three is a special honor, because those singers all receive a hero's welcome in their hometown. So, who just missed out on the homecoming? read more

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