Elisabeth Shue and Lea Thompson
Though they costarred in 1989's Back to the Future Part II and 1990's Part III, Elisabeth Shue (who played Marty McFly's girlfriend, Jennifer) and Lea Thompson (who played Marty's mom, Lorraine) appeared together in only one scene. So it came as a rare treat for them to reunite for a November episode of Shue's CSI, in which Thompson guest stars as an investigator who is looking into a misconduct claim against Greg (Eric Szmanda). "We both had to sign a bunch of Back to the Future Part II posters for the crew," Thompson says. "A lot of people, including Eric, were totally geeking out."
Modern Family's Nolan Gould (Luke) was born eight years after Macaulay Culkin became a superstar in 1990's Home Alone, but after discovering the film on DVD, Gould campaigned for his own version — and is getting his wish.
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Following TNT's successful Dallas relaunch, stars of the 1981-1990 CBS primetime soap Falcon Crest have been approached by one of the original show's writers about their interest in appearing in a reboot.
"There's not much I can say, for reasons that go beyond myself," original star William Moses said at the premiere of War Horse at Los Angeles' Pantages Theatre. "Warner Bros. owns the rights and so it's a discussion between them and the writers. There is a pitch and an idea germinating that has some traction. The producers contacted me to ask if I'd be interested, and I said yes. Where it goes on the producing side, I don't know."
Michael J. Fox, Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin
Thanksgiving on NBC's The Michael J. Fox Show is all about tradition — family, food and football. In the holiday episode tentatively scheduled to air Nov. 21, Fox's Mike Henry engages in a spirited gridiron game with his dad, Steve (Charles Grodin). "Charles is a unique individual," Fox says. "He is in his seventies, incredibly spry, and has a surprisingly live arm."
Myko Olivier, Molly Quinn and Nathan Fillion
Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) faces an emotional milestone on the Oct. 28 episode of ABC's Castle when his daughter, Alexis (Molly Quinn), moves out of his loft and into her own apartment — with her boyfriend, Pi (Myko Olivier). "Castle does not respond well at all," says Quinn. "He's angry about it because he knows how [he himself has treated] women, but he's not the kind of parent who can say no."
With Alexis and Pi sharing a futon, the implication is that little Alexis — gasp! — has lost her virginity. Quinn refuses to let her mind go there. "I'm still pretending that's not the case, but it is the reality," she says. "I've heard that a romantic scene may be coming up."
Marg Helgenberger, whose CSI and China Beach characters were both mothers to a daughter, is being given her third TV daughter. In her midseason CBS drama Intelligence, Helgenberger's Lillian will try to connect with her child, Rebecca, played by Shameless actress Laura Wiggins. (Wiggins plays Karen, the sexually adventurous daughter of Joan Cusack's Sheila, on the Showtime series).
Emily Deschanel and Ryan O'Neal
She may once have vowed not to wear bridal white since she already has a baby with the groom, but Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) seems to have gone traditional for her marriage to Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) on the Oct. 21 episode of Fox's Bones...
Natalie Dormer and Jack Gleeson
Following last season's brutally violent Red Wedding, HBO's Game of Thrones will present another colorful — and potentially tragic — marriage ceremony when Season 4 premieres in spring 2014.
"It's going to be the wedding of the year, and as memorable in its own way as our wedding last season," promises the books' author, George R.R. Martin, of the marriage of King Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer). "It's what the fans call the Purple Wedding, based on the color of the wine, which plays a big part."