Throughout Heroes' "Fugitives" volume, many of the super-powered world savers have been communicating with and taking orders from a mysterious ally named Rebel. This Monday (at 9pm/ET, on NBC), the truth behind that mystery will be revealed. But before that happens, Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) has to babysit a little one seemingly connected to Matt Parkman. We caught up with Oka to get the details on this diapered distraction, what Rebel is really up to, and just when (if it all) Hiro will get his powers back. See what he had to say after the jump
Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke
Not even tendonitis and a separated shoulder have stopped Gilles Marini from bringing his A game to the dance floor. Two weeks into Dancing with the Stars, the Sex and the City hunk is leading the pack and again making ladies swoon with his sexy moves — but he says it's not intentional. "I'm dancing and things come the way they are," Marini tells TVGuide.com. See what else the French-born star has to say about shedding the sexiness, his slightly inappropriate plans with Steve-O, and what else he has in store for Kim Cattrall.
Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff
We've finally seen the epic final episode of Battlestar Galactica, and we're sure you have tons of burning questions about the choices made by executive producer and writer of the episode, Ron Moore. Luckily for us, Moore sat down with TVGuide.com to shed light on the finale's structural, spiritual and emotional elements.
TVGuide.com: The writers started deciding a year ago what would happen in the finale. How long ago did you structure the way you wanted the finale to be written — how much would be battle scenes and how much would be the resolution on the new Earth?
Ron Moore: [By the midpoint of the season] we had revealed the origins of the final five, we had found the original Earth, we had dealt with all the backstories of people... there was a laundry list of things that were out of the way. Then it became about, what do we do in the finale and we started focusing on ...
Sadly, Friday has arrived, which means the end of Battlestar Galactica is near. But, you can dry your eyes, weepy fans, because we still have the two-hour prequel movie to look forward to this fall.
TVGuide.com wraps up our fabulous video series with Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell with a discussion about "The Plan." Here, Olmos dishes on the idea behind the movie, how it felt to direct himself, and more! Watch the video after the jump!
Kate Vernon, Battlestar Galactica
In case you haven't given our video Q&A with Kate Vernon a watch already, here it is again, timed to this week's series finale of Sci Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica.
After recapping for us how she came to learn that Ellen Tigh is the fifth Cylon, Vernon weighs in on the impact of that choice. Compared to making Gaeta or Dualla the missing link, she says the Ellen reveal "gave them a lot to play with."
Vernon goes on to tease the big finale, saying, "I wouldn't have thought of this ending in any lifetime. ... It will forever leave fans, in their imagination, spinning their own stories."
Watch and discuss her interview after the jump.
Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas
If you cringed when the Dancing with the Stars judges' called for more naughtiness in 17-year-old Shawn Johnson's dances, imagine how she felt. Will she be more naughty now? Find out her answer, as well as her thoughts on the dance-off and what she and "sister" Lil Kim have planned off the dance floor.
The Real World: Brooklyn's Ryan, a 23-year-old veteran of the Iraq war, had settled into a life of pranks, filmmaking classes and fun when he got an unexpected call from his brother back home in Gettysburg, Pa.: The Army was ordering him back to Iraq. Ryan, who said in his audition tape that he considered the U.S. presence in Iraq "worthless," talked to TVGuide.com about his reality TV days and going back to war during a break from training in Mississippi. Check out the exclusive preview, and then see what he had to say.
Cathy Skell has spent years fighting addictions to alcohol and food, but her latest addiction is one she doesn't want to kick: spinning. She was eliminated in week 11 of
The Biggest Loser: Couples after her Blue team lost the weigh-in and had to vote someone home. Fearing a tie would end with her daughter and ranch partner Kristin sent packing, Cathy volunteered to go. TVGuide.com spoke with the 49-year-old mom, about losing 78 pounds to get down to 215, how it felt to complete a half-marathon, and if chewing gum really helps to curb those cravings.
TVGuide.com: What went through your head when you were given the challenge to run a half-marathon?
Cathy Skell: Oh my god...
Jorge Nunez, Jasmine Murray
Not long after being trimmed from American Idol's Top 13, Jasmine Murray and Jorge Nunez came by the TVGuide.com offices to reflect on their admittedly brief experience on America's No. 1 TV program.
Among the topics we covered:
• If Jasmine had to do it all over again, would she still sing "I'll be There"?
• What was Jorge's actual first pick from the Michael Jackson catalogue?
• Are the sequestered Idol contenders aware of the "scandals" (e.g. XXX-rated 800-numbers) going on in the "outside" world?
• Does the Judges' Save element double the devastation for a departing singer? Plus: Jasmine's message to whoever winds up getting saved.
• What's next for each of the young castoffs?
See what each had to say, after the jump.
Jay Harrington with Portia De Rossi, Better off Ted
Veridian Dynamics, the ethically impaired conglomerate at the heart of ABC's Better Off Ted (premiering Wednesday at 8:30 pm/ET), can weaponize a pumpkin, develop a desk chair that improves job performance and freeze-dry a staffer just for sport. But can the new comedy produce big laughs? Jay Harrington, fresh off playing doctor with Private Practice's Addison, gave TVGuide.com a look at the workplace wackiness to come.
TVGuide.com: I was saying to Tim Daly recently that extended guest arcs, like the ones you and Jayne Brooks both had on Private Practice, almost seem like a "proving ground" for actors. Like ABC is wondering, "Hmm, let's see if we want this actor to front our new series...."
Jay Harrington: Yeah, there's some comparison to a Triple-A farm system, if you will. [Laughs] In addition to that and Desperate Housewives [Harrington played Susan's beau, Dr. Ron], I had done a pilot for ABC two years ago that didn't go anywhere. It was good; it just wasn't good enough.
TVGuide.com: I enjoyed the Better Off Ted pilot. It has a dry, Scrubs-like humor.
Harrington: It does, thank you. I'm a fan of myself. [Laughs] And since the pilot, we've ...