Ray Wise, Reaper
Ray Wise has a legendary gift for diabolical roles — he played the character, after all, who committed perhaps the most famous murder in television history. Wise is marking his 40th year since his first film — Dare the Devil — by continuing his turn as The Devil himself in the second season of the CW's Reaper (premiering Tuesday at 8 pm/ET).
Just prior to joining Desperate Housewives in the role of slippery (and scary!) Dave Williams, Neal McDonough channeled a videogame villain for the big-screen action flick Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (now in theaters).
"That was a blast," Neal raves in this video Q&A. "We went to Thailand for three months, my family came with me, and I got to play Bison, who is just a mess of a character."
McDonough goes on to detail some tweaking they did to the Bison character, as well as talk about he and Smallville alumna Kristin Kreuk (as Street Fighter's titular heroine) "kicked the snot" out of each other in fight scenes. Check it all out after the jump.
Relationships are never easy, especially for the guys and gals of Rules of Engagement. TVGuide.com caught up with Patrick Warburton — who plays married man Jeff — to get the scoop on what we can expect from the couples in the new season (premieres March 2 at 9:30 pm/ET on CBS), and what David Spade is like when the cameras are off.
TVGuide.com: What can we expect for this upcoming season?
Patrick Warburton: [Jeff] ends up with a new buddy who is gay, unbeknownst to him, so he has to kind of deal with that. He's played by Orlando Jones, who was fun to work with and a good guy. We also have a new character. His name is Timmy and he's the assistant to Russell. He's very refined and witty and sharp and classy and Spade is on the other end of that spectrum, so you put the two of them together and there's just a great humor and chemistry. So we've opened up the show a little bit.
TVGuide.com: What do you think of Jeff and Audrey's relationship as far as getting under each other's skin?
Warburton: Jeff and Audrey can say horrible things to each other, but it comes from a place where they love and respect each other. Jeff's not a total gripe either. He's also attracted to his wife and that's ...
This Monday at 9 pm/ET, TNT's Saving Grace resumes its second season, but since we last left off, so much has changed. Namely, Grace has a new partner — Abby Charles, played by guest-star Christina Ricci — while Butch is now paired with Ham, now that Bobby is undercover. Plus, Earl has new business for Grace to tend to, involving death row inmate Leon Cooley. (Oh, and a serial killer is on the loose, too.) Holly Hunter shared a look at the next batch of episodes.
TVGuide.com: There's a fair amount of upheaval being worked through in the squad room when the season resumes. Would you say that "change" is a big theme for what's ahead?
Holly Hunter: I would say that the theme of the entire series is Grace dealing with change. It's hard to ever nail it down to any one thing that she's dealing with. But these days, one thing she's dealing with is forgiveness. She's trying to come around to forgiving herself for things that she's done, for things that have happened in her life that she has blamed herself for.
TVGuide.com: I wasn't too impressed with her new partner, Abby Charles, at first — and neither is Grace. But I assume that changes soon enough?
Hunter: Oh, just wait and see ...
Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert
Three more wannabes took a huge step toward American Idolatry this week when Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen were added to this season's list of Top 12 finalists. Make the jump to get a glimpse of each contender, as revealed in a conference call with reporters the day after getting their nods.
Top Chef's Hosea Rosenberg's final venison dish has earned him a win, and the blogosphere all is abuzz over it — though not always in a good way. TVGuide.com caught up with the Colorado chef, who spoke candidly about all the haters out there, what the deal was between him and Stefan and if there's any future for him with make-out buddy Leah now that they're both swingin' singles.
TVGuide.com: Congratulations. How does it feel to be the new Top Chef?
Hosea Rosenberg: It's pretty surreal; the whole thing is kind of like a dream. I was home watching with a bunch of people at a viewing party. I hadn't told a single person up until Padma announced me as the winner. I was proud and happy about what I had done, but it was unimaginable.
TVGuide.com: What do you think about Carla listening to Casey's dish suggestions?
Hosea: I can't really say what was happening during the cooking part of it, because I was so busy with my own food. Carla told me right before we went to Judges' Table that not everything made it to her plate, and that she was pretty worried about it. I know Carla took a few suggestions that Casey made that affected her dish. I don't know whose fault that is or why the food came out how it did. Ultimately, it was Carla's meal. It was unfortunate, and I felt terrible standing up there with her.
TVGuide.com: A lot of people are saying that past performances should have been taken into account. What do you think?
Hosea: This competition is about ...
In this last part of our four-part video series with Joss Whedon, the creator of Fox's Dollhouse (Fridays at 9 pm/ET) fields more TVGuide.com reader questions — including one that asks whether the "father of such strong female characters as Buffy fancies himself a feminist." Joss' short answer is yes, though he suspects "a lot of the people who watch Dollhouse will be challenged by that."
Also in this video Q&A:
• Does Whedon have an "ultimate project" he'd like to tackle one day? (I suspect his answer will send minds reeling.)
• Why doesn't Joss shop his shows to Sci Fi Channel versus the networks?
• Who does Joss Whedon gush over the same way that people gush over Joss Whedon?
• Might Joss work with Sarah Michelle Gellar again? (Also: the final word on her "Horrible" cameo.)
• Which Buffy
episode does Joss admit was actually made better
by network input?
Watch and discuss Whedon's answers after the jump.
Denise Richards with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
From Bond girl to bisexual bubbly-chugger, Denise Richards — at least in her film roles — seems game for most anything. Was it a similar sense of adventure that prompted her to go Dancing with the Stars on the new season of ABC's popular reality compeition?
"Everybody that I've talked to that has done it in the past — Brooke [Burke], Lance [Bass], Lisa Rinna — said it was just the best experience they've ever had," Richards tells TVGuide.com. "Plus, you get in incredible shape."
More importantly, Richards consulted with her two daughters (by ex-husband Charlie Sheen), both of whom ...
The Feb. 18 episode of Lost left viewers with a whopper of a burning question: How did Kate, Sayid and Hurley end up on that Ajira Airways flight when they seemed so opposed to doing so? Did the mysterious Matthew Abaddon (Lance Reddick) have anything to do with it? TVGuide.com talked to Reddick about what exactly we'll learn about Abaddon next as he plays a significant role in "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" (Wednesday, 9 pm/ET, ABC). In the meantime, Reddick offers up some juicy insight after the jump.
Malcolm David Kelley
Lost fans really haven't spent much time with Walt in recent seasons, save for a hand-wave from an apartment window and a haunting visit to Locke's would-be grave. But this Wednesday, Michael's son will get a bit more screen time as "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" details Locke's odyssey from donkey wheel to casket. Malcolm David Kelley — who as Walt was one of Lost's original cast members — shared a glimpse at his character's latest appearance. See what he was able to reveal, after the jump.