United States of Tara
Showtime's United States of Tara tackles fresh territory with its portrayal of a woman with dissociative identity disorder (DID, played by Toni Collette) through the prism of a suburban family. TVGuide.com spoke with co-writer Alexa Junge (Friends, West Wing) and Brie Larson (who plays Tara's daughter, Kate) on how the show balances quirky moments and the delicate subject material, what it was like working with the show's creator and co-writer, Diablo Cody, and why real life isn't PG.
With only two more episodes left of Battlestar Galactica, fans are feeling quite emotional about the show's end. In this video, BSG stars Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos take some time to praise the intelligent, well-spoken and respectful fans they've met throughout their journey on the show. Olmos also discusses how BSG became the subject of a book that analyzes how the show evolved in a surprising way. It'll blow your mind! Check out the video after the jump.
Betty has been getting all the men these days, but now her sister Hilda is getting a shot at love — with the Karate Kid.
"Archie and Hilda are heating up," says guest star Ralph Macchio, whose character, councilman Archie Rodriguez, had an undeniable chemistry with Ana Ortiz's character earlier this season. "The entire Suarez house is doing everything they can to set Hilda and Archie up, but she's ...
On the occasion of Supernatural's return with fresh episodes (Thursdays at 9 pm/ET, the CW), we grabbed a few minutes with Misha Collins to reflect a bit on his first season as Castiel and answer questions from TVGuide.com's readers. (A divine idea, no?) Here, following a bit of our own banter with Collins, is his take on purgatory plucking, questioning the Big Guy, old-school smiting and much more. (Also: Read my start-of-season Q&A with Misha.)
TVGuide.com: How was your first Supernatural convention experience this past weekend?
Misha Collins: It was good. I don't feel nearly as traumatized as I expected. I feel like a little bit of a whore, so that's a triumph in my book. I got some hand cramps from signing my name for too long, but that's an occupational hazard.
TVGuide.com: What twist in Castiel's storyline has surprised you the most so far?
Collins: That he's still alive. That's one. But also seeing ...
The Biggest Loser, Amanda "Mandi" Kramer
When Mandi Kramer gained two pounds in Week 10 of The Biggest Loser: Couples, she knew that either she or her sister Aubrey would be sent packing. Unable to convince the rest of her Blue team to send home Ron, a weak player but also a member of a strong alliance, she made the decision to leave the ranch and let her sister continue to compete for the $250,000 grand prize. TVGuide.com caught up with the 30-year-old mother of two about her time on campus, what she learned from her trainers and why she gained weight in a week that she appeared to work extra hard.
TVGuide.com: What made you decide to be sent home?
Mandi Kramer: I realized that Aubrey needed to stay more than I did. I like to work out and exercise and she doesn't so much. I was hoping the more she stayed, the longer she stayed, it would get more ingrained in her head.
TVGuide.com: Was there any team discussion about voting off Ron?
Kramer: We had talked about it during...
Kelli Williams with Tim Roth, Lie to Me
Following weeks of cruising comfortably on American Idol's coattails, Lie to Me now must face a hard truth: It has the burden of kicking off Fox's Wednesday line-up. Kelli Williams (who with Tim Roth plays a top-notch deception detector) previews the show's 8 o'clock debut.
TVGuide.com: As nice as it was to have the Idol lead-in, are you now nervous about having to kick off the night at 8 o'clock?
Kelli Williams: There's always a little concern when they start moving your show around, but it's good that we're at least on the same night. But yeah, I have one little concern. We were worried that maybe we'd lose some of the more adult themes, but so far so good!
TVGuide.com: Speaking of Idol, I have noticed that Simon Cowell often uses his middle finger to scratch his nose. Discuss.
Williams: Oh, he's consciously flipping people off! That's interesting... For a couple of months ...
Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model
Tyra Banks has kept the Top Model momentum going, with last week's ratings up 11 percent over those of the previous season premiere. And according to the show's host, the 12th cycle is as — you guessed it — fierce as they come.
TVGuide.com: How does this season differ from past seasons?
Tyra Banks: Well, we are back in NYC for Cycle 12, and this season is fiercer than ever — seriously! The girls are actually put up in an apartment on the Upper East Side — which is so Gossip Girl! We have a really strong and unique mix of girls. There's also some very special celeb appearances ...
Paget Brewster, Criminal Minds
This week on CBS' Criminal Minds (Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET), Paget Brewster steps front and center when a rogue priest conjures up demons from Prentiss' past. Brewster gave us a preview of the episode, as well as mooned over upcoming guest star Alex O'Loughlin.
TVGuide.com: I hear we're getting a healthy helping of Prentiss this week.
Paget Brewster: Oh my god, it was exhausting! [Laughs] When you're on an ensemble show and you're messing around with everybody every day and you're not in every scene, and then all of a sudden you're in every scene, it's rough. I would not want to be Hugh Laurie.
TVGuide.com: The episode is titled "Demonology" and it says, "Prentiss has a personal connection to one of the victims in a series of deaths with religious overtones." Man, you can almost hear the thunderclap in the background.
Brewster: Basically we discover that a priest is performing exorcisms ...
Crippled by a torn meniscus, Nancy O'Dell watched the Dancing with the Stars premiere from the sidelines instead of waltzing up a storm on the floor with Tony Dovolani. "That was tough because I so wanted to be a part of it," she tells TVGuide.com. O'Dell was replaced by The Bachelor's No. 2 gal, Melissa Rycroft, who netted a score of 23 with 48 hours of rehearsal. See what O'Dell has to say about her substitute, and get an update on her knee. We'll be checking in weekly with the Access Hollywood host and almost-contestant to get her take on Season 8, so be sure to come back next week.
The Amazing Race
Sunday's Amazing Race 14 introduced a new twist to the globe-trotting series — the blind U-turn, which ultimately eliminated dating couple Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka. Though they didn't know it at the time, unsuspecting mother-son duo Margie and Luke pulled the dirty deed on them. Just how dirty was it? Read on to find out, and also to get their response to Jaime and Cara's taunting.