Scott Foley and Mira Sorvino, The Last Templar
Who needs a stunt double? Not Mira Sorvino in the new globetrotting, treasure-seeking NBC miniseries The Last Templar (Sunday , 9 pm/ET; Monday, 9 pm/ET). The Oscar-winner solved mysteries, kicked ass and definitely felt the pain.
"Five teeth. Five teeth were broken," Sorvino said about her on-set mishap while filming a violent boat scene. But she wasn't the only one suffering on the set.
"During the scene where she lost her or was banged in the teeth we ...
After 11 seasons, America's Next Top Model has seen hundreds of wannabe cover girls, dozens of over-the-top photo shoots and more than its share of drama. And according to the show's creator and host, Tyra Banks, the world is a better place because of the show's existence. "It has really educated everyone on what takes a good picture, and people understand there's talent involved," Banks said at Oxygen's launch party for the network's weekly Top Model marathon. America's Next Top Model Obsessed airs Sundays, all day, starting at 11 am/ET.
TVGuide.com caught up with some of your favorite winners, judges and fan favorites from the reality competition to find out what their most memorable moments are from Top Model history. ...
In part two of our interview with Mary McDonnell (President Roslin) and Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama), the actors discuss being in "different stages of grieving" about the end of Battlestar Galactica (Fridays, 10 pm/ET, Sci Fi). Also, Olmos says that fans will "be very happy, but sad" with the way the writers crafted the conclusion of the show. Watch the entire video below to find out what questions McDonnell and Olmos want answered this season and so much more after the jump!
Enrico Colantoni, Flashpoint
CBS' hit series Flashpoint (Fridays at 9 pm/ET), which follows the lives of elite cops within the Strategic Response Unit, has returned for its second season after debuting with strong Friday-night ratings. Enrico Colantoni, who plays the SRU's Sgt. Gregory Parker, tells us what distinguishes his series, teases upcoming storylines and reveals what goes on when the cameras aren't rolling. Plus, Veronica Mars' dad dishes about the upcoming movie.
TVGuide.com: How does Flashpoint differ from other law enforcement shows?
Enrico Colantoni: There's a heightened adrenal rush and sentimental experience that has little to do with cops and robbers. It has more to do with watching our characters struggle with a particular situation and how that affects them directly. I find myself quite moved by the human aspect in our scripts that show what these guys are going through and how much they care. Every week we deal with people having a bad day and it's hard not to feel for them.
TVGuide.com: You guys tackle some extreme storylines. What situations can we expect in upcoming episodes?
Colantoni: Friday's episode is about ...
Radhika, Top Chef
Radhika Naren Desai made the mistake of becoming her team's leader during Wednesday's "Restaurant Wars" challenge on Top Chef; trying to "make people happy" may have been what landed her on the chopping block. Naren Desai, an executive chef from Chicago, tells TVGuide.com why she decided to take on the front-of-house duty, what was behind her defeated appearance at the Judges' Table and why she was so good at "Quickfires."
TVGuide.com: Why did you let Jeff stay in the kitchen if you initially wanted him on front-of-the-house?
Radhika: He was just a little reluctant and really wanted to be in the kitchen. I just wanted to make people happy and didn't want to force him to do anything he didn't want to do, which, in hindsight, I should have. I had very little experience with front-of-house work but thought that because it was my concept, I'd be able to explain it and pull it off. It definitely wasn't easy and really was exhausting. I did the best I could under the circumstances.
TVGuide.com: What was going through your head during Judges' Table?
Radhika: I was just really exhausted. ...
Kristin Kreuk with Tom Welling, Smallville
"A lot of tears" is what Kristin Kreuk promises when Lana Lang bids the CW's Smallville (if not Smallville, Kansas) a final farewell. As the original cast member's final three episodes unspool, TVGuide.com welcomed the chance to chat with Kreuk about Lana's super secrets, her big-screen butt-kicking, and the change that she hopes to bring to the world — one small step at a time. (Smallville airs Thursdays at 8 pm/ET.)
TVGuide.com: Word has it that Lana might have left town last spring under rather different circumstances than she led us to believe. True?
Kristin Kreuk: Very true. There's a lot of stuff going on with Lana that nobody knows except for her. The audience will slowly begin ...
Damien Gurganious, Biggest Loser
When Damien Gurganious and his fiancée Nicole stepped on to the Biggest Loser ranch, they had their sights set on slimming down and getting sexy before their upcoming wedding. But a first-week twist sent Nicole packing, leaving Damien to fight for the prize and a chance to bring her back to compete. Week 3 saw his shocking elimination after being in the bottom two with Joelle, who most thought would be the one to go. TVGuide.com caught up with Damien to see what life is like back home with Nicole, how he plans to reach his goal weight ("my goal is 180, a sexy 180"), and what he learned from his time on the ranch. The Biggest Loser: Couples airs Tuesdays at 8pm/ET on NBC.
TVGuide.com: Whose idea was it to apply for the show?
Damien Gurganious: Nicole actually set me up. One day I [was working at] home and she kept talking to me. The Amazing Race was on, and she turns to me and goes, "Would you be up to doing a reality show?" Just so she'd shut up, I said yes, and went back to work. Would you believe the next frickin' day, we saw a commercial for Biggest Loser auditions in Rockefeller Center? She looks at me, like, you said yes! We ended up going down at 5 in the morning, waiting in line for two hours, and the rest is history.
TVGuide.com: Do you have a pre-wedding diet plan that you're trying to follow?
Gurganious: Right now, there are only three things that we actually follow:
This Saturday at 8 pm/ET, Justin Guarini will go country as a competitor on Gone Country 3, the CMT series that challenges celebs from assorted walks of life to take a walk on the wailing side. Does Guarini, the runner-up in American Idol's first season, have what what it takes to croon better than Richard Grieco, Micky Dolenz, Taylor Dane and three other wannabes? TVGuide.com invited Guarini to preview his foray into the genre, as well as make some predictions about Idol's new season.
TVGuide.com: What about pop singing doesn't necessarily translate into country singing?
Justin Guarini: That's a hard question because nowadays country singing is more pop than it has been in a long time.
TVGuide.com: Thank you, Carrie Underwood!
Guarini: Exactly. Country music is not necessarily the twangy phonographs your grandmother used to listen to. It really is pop music anymore, and there's ...
When ABC's Lost kicks off its much-anticipated fifth season this Wednesday at 9 pm/ET (with a two-hour premiere), a body count almost immediately adds up. Who's leaving the trail of goons in their wake? Oh, it's just bad-ass Sayid and his new sidekick ... Hurley?! Jorge Garcia gave us a typically cryptic look at the new adventures of the Oceanic 6. Plus: Who from the island does the big guy miss most?
TVGuide.com: As an actor, how has the Season 5 storyline been different for you?
Jorge Garcia: The story has been different and a little weird, and I'm just "following along in my book," so to say. But there is a confidence having done Hurley for now five seasons. There's a lot more instinct in the sense that I kind of know how Hurley goes now, how he would react to new situations.
TVGuide.com: Are you finding him to be a more active character this season?
Garcia: There's definitely some stuff that picks up. And there are certain things ...
TVGuide.com's Matt Mitovich (third from left) "geeks out" with the Big Bang cast.
Talk about your miracles of modern science. Just last week, the TVGuide.com video crew paid a visit to the set of CBS' increasingly popular The Big Bang Theory — and the episode we saw them taping airs tonight! It's a great one, too, as Sheldon's new "friendship" with robot war rival Kripke forces him to "vote out" a member of his existing (anti)social circle. Jim Parsons shares a look at the episode in the video after the jump!