Marg Helgenberger, Julie Bowen, Cote de Pablo
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I am so sad to see Marg Helgenberger leave CSI. What can you say about Catherine's exit? — DeAnne
ADAM: I'd say it'll be pretty poetic, if you read between the lines — and I know you all do! While Catherine is working with the FBI on a case involving an old friend (guest star Annabeth Gish), she'll start to realize her value. "These FBI agents shine a mirror on how good she is at what she does," executive producer Carol Mendelsohn says. "I think Catherine is looking at the next job. As a woman, Catherine feels she's hit a glass ceiling at CSI. It's something that's been weighing on her, and she sees a door to a new life." But she could presumably come back to consult, right? "It's not a 'for always' goodbye," executive producer Don McGill says. "There's always an open door."
Got any scoop on Modern Family? — Jeremy
NATALIE: Remember how Claire mulled running for city council earlier this season?
Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia
From the purveyor of mystery series that keep audiences scratching their heads — Alias and Rambaldi, Lost and the island, Felicity and her hair — J.J. Abrams has debuted another mystifying series, Alcatraz.
The new show focuses on the notorious San Francisco prison. It's 1963, and more than 300 guards and prisoners vanish into thin air. In each episode, one of these hardened criminals, called "the '63s," will reappear in 2012 without having aged. San Francisco cop Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones), Diego Soto (Lost alum Jorge Garcia) — an academic who's an expert on The Rock — federal Agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) and his mysterious associate Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra) team up to find them before they can enact their anachronistic justice.
Alcatraz's J.J. Abrams: New Fox drama is on an island, but it's not Lost
Along the way, Alcatraz will raise questions. Namely, where did they disappear to, and who's pulling the strings behind their reappearance? To keep track of the questions and attempt to find insight into what could be the answers, we've compiled a list of the big mysteries Alcatraz introduced in the two-hour series premiere...
Britt Robertson, Joe Lando
It's the moment The Secret Circle fans have been waiting for since the new CW series premiered: Cassie's father, the mysterious John Blackwell, is coming to Chance Harbor...
Ellen Pompeo, Patrcik Dempsey
After two months off the air and the sad death of Teddy's husband, the spring episodes of Grey's Anatomy promise happier times, especially now that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) finally got custody of baby Zola. We'll even see a not "dark and twisty" Meredith in the special alternate-reality episode. But it's not all bright and shiny: TVGuide.com sat down with executive producer Shonda Rhimes, who told us that Cristina (Sandra Oh), for one, is heading toward dark times. And what's this about George and Izzie returning?
J.J. Abrams is heading back to an island, just not the island.
"In theory, any land mass is an island, so you could argue that every show ever made [is like Lost]," Abrams told reporters at the winter TV previews. "The Mary Tyler Moore Show was much like Lost!"
That said, the man who brought ABC's island mystery to life has set his sights on another land mass for Fox's Alcatraz.
Alcatraz focuses on a day in 1963 at the notorious San Francisco prison when more than 300 guards and prisoners vanished into thin air. In each episode...
Are You There, Chelsea?
Chelsea Handler thinks that Laura Prepon plays a much better Chelsea Handler than she ever did.
On NBC's new comedy Are You There, Chelsea?, which is based on Handler's saucier titled book Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, Prepon (That '70s Show) plays a twentysomething version of Handler who, in the premiere episode, is arrested for drunk driving. (In a nice twist, Handler herself plays Chelsea's put-upon sister Sloane.)