After an American Idol-mandated hiatus this winter, Fringe returns with six new episodes in a row. TVGuide.com talked to star Anna Torv about how the bald kid in "Inner Child" (9 pm/ET, Fox) fits into the Observer mystery, Agent Olivia Dunham's superpowers, and whether she'll get a new love interest any time soon.
It makes sense for Nathan Fillion to play a writer on ABC's Castle (Mondays, 10 pm/ET&PT). The son of retired English teachers, he's co-founded a charity, Kids Need to Read, to provide books for underfunded libraries. And while he's unpretentious about his own reading habits — he lists Robert Parker's Spenser novels among recent favorites — he revels in mystery novelist Rick Castle's occasional arrogance on the show. Best known for playing Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the TV show Firefly and the movie Serenity, and for his role as Joey Buchanan in One Life to Live, Fillion got his start performing improvisational comedy in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Castle, which pairs him with alluring detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), lets him handle drama and comedy alike. But as he explained to us, he plays them both the same.
Tara writer-producer Diablo Cody
As United States of Tara concludes its first season (Sunday, 10 pm/ET on Showtime), our leading lady is on the cusp of confronting a possible key to her multiple personalities, with her family (mostly) there to support her. Tara's (Toni Collette) decision to go off her medication for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) has had significant impact on everyone around her. Each family member seeks closure, while new questions are raised. TVGuide.com caught up with Diablo Cody — the series writer and co-producer with Steven Spielberg — to get her take on the final freshman episode, find out where the show's going next season, which alter was the toughest to tackle — and why it was compared with her Oscar-winning script for Juno. Plus: Check back next week for the scoop on Cody's 90210 appearance with Tori Spelling and more.
Read it all, after the jump.
Sydney Wheeler, a 24-year-old model and interior designer who was the sixth person voted off of Survivor: Tocantins, says it was hard to see herself go: "Watching it last night, it was just kind of weird because I knew the outcome, but I still had hope for myself," the Raleigh, N.C., native told TVGuide.com Friday.
Wheeler, who lost to Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George in the voting on Thursday's episode, plans to focus now on her modeling career, which has taken off thanks to the show.
Emilie de Ravin in Lifetime's High Noon
This Saturday at 9 pm/ET, Lifetime presents its latest adaptation of a Nora Roberts novel. High Noon stars Aussie beauty Emilie de Ravin as Lieutenant Phoebe McNamara, a hostage negotiator who struggles to juggle her intense job with the demands of raising a daughter and tending to her agoraphobic mother (played by Cybill Shepherd). Then, a handsome man (Charmed's Ivan Sergei) and a psychopath enter her orbit, making life all the more complicated.
De Ravin spoke with TVGuide.com about the TV movie, as well as the many other star-studded projects (Depp! Bale! Jackman!) keeping her busy until she returns to Lost for its final season. Make the jump for the full Q&A.
Dichen Lachman, Dollhouse
This week on Fox's Dollhouse (Fridays, 9 pm/ET), Echo, Sierra and three other actives "wake up" — for realz — in their sleeping pods, fully aware that they have had their lives commandeered for some sort of "experiment." What happens when dolls don't play nice and instead start busting up their house? Dichen Lachman, the Australian-Tibetan actress who plays Sierra, gave us a preview. Plus: Just how much of each other are the "Dolls" seeing in the community shower?
TVGuide.com: I called you a "scene-stealer" when we first met, because of your guns a-blazing arrival in the pilot. But you've since gone on to give this steely show some humanity.
Dichen Lachman: Yes, seeing myself with the guns and stuff was really strange, yet it was fun because it's so far removed from who we are. But yeah, Sierra goes through a lot of ...
Rescue Me's Callie Thorne knows her character Sheila has a tendency to act a little... what's the word... crazytown? But come season five of the FX drama series (premiering April 7, 10 pm/ET), the 9/11 widow has every intention of starting fresh and putting her past — Tommy included — behind her. Unfortunately for Sheila, that may be easier said than done.
Daniel Cosgrove and Marcy Rylan
Barely a day after CBS announced a Sept. 18 series finale for Guiding Light, there is talk that the long-running daytime drama might find a way to run a bit longer, somewhere else. Get the latest word from Marcy Rylan (Lizzie) and Daniel Cosgrove (Bill), after the jump.
Megan Joy with Kris Allen, upon her elimination.
Strategically, it was a questionable move.
Just before she made the bottom three this week, and knowing that were she to be eliminated, the Judges' Save would be in play, American Idol wannabe Megan Joy took a moment to snub Simon, saying, "I don't care" what the Brit thinks of her singing.
A half-hour later, the 23-year-old beauty learned that she had in fact received the lowest vote total. And due in part to the frankness she demonstrated earlier in the show, Simon said there would be no chance, none at all, for her to vie for the Judges' Save.
Joy, though, has "no regrets" about what she said.
"I wouldn't take anything back," she tells TVGuide.com. "I was happy to ...
How can you not love the nerdy-but-adorable Leonard (Johnny Galecki) from CBS' Big Bang Theory? After the show was picked up for two more seasons, TV Guide Network snagged a few moments with Johnny to discuss how his character was influenced by the show's consultant, how he tackles those huge scientific terms they have to spout out in each script, and whether Leonard is really the "Mac Daddy" of his group of friends. Watch the video after the jump!