Sam Neill and Sarah Jones
Only a month in to its freshman season and Alcatraz has already raised many mysteries. We've been dissecting them each week in hopes of figuring out the answers.
To recap: San Francisco detective Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones) and Alcatraz expert Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia) were enlisted by federal agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) to track down a group of Alcatraz prisoners and guards who mysteriously vanished into thin air in 1963. Dubbed the '63s, the men are returning to present day with missions to track down keys that apparently unlock a secret "downstairs" door at the prison where... well, we don't know that yet, but we do know the prison doctors were taking the prisoners' blood, and Tommy Madsen (David Hoflin) was begrudgingly at the center of it.
Dissecting Alcatraz's Mysteries: Who are the '63s?
TVGuide.com turned to executive producers Jennifer Johnson and Dan Pyne to answer some of the questions we've been keeping track of. For instance: Who are the powers that be that are behind the '63s' disappearance? We may be meeting one of them soon!
Sarah Wayne Callies and Andrew Lincoln
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk. ]
Lori has come a long way from housewife-turned-zombie apocalypse survivor. Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead proved she would do just about anything to keep her family intact, even if it means planting the seed in husband Rick's head that his best friend Shane needs to die.
TVGuide.com turned to executive producer and showrunner Glen Mazzara to get the scoop on Lori's "foolish decision." Plus: What will the future hold for Shane, who's long outlived his comic book counterpart? Find out below:
The Warblers vs. New Directions: Who will win Glee's next Regionals competition?
The two glee clubs go head-to-head at Regionals in Tuesday's episode (8/7c, Fox), in which the Warblers sing The Wanted's "Glad You Came," while New Directions takes on Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger." Check out their performances below, along with a sneak peek at Sebastian's scheming ways and a behind-the-scenes look at the big Regionals episode, which made Chris Colfer cry:
Emily Deschanel, Katharine McPhee, Mark Harmon
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Can't wait for Bones to come back in April! Got any scoop until then? — Gina
ADAM: One of Brennan's books is being turned into a film, and wouldn't you like to know who Hollywood has chosen to play our blood-and-guts lovers? You will, when a murder on set brings Booth and Bones and their movie alter egos together. Booth's stand-in is an action star whose stunts aren't limited to filming. It seems his criminal history of drug use and assault are just attempts to make headlines on TMZ. The actress playing Brennan? Well, she's kind of a slut. No thanks, poetic license; we'll stick with the originals.
So Ivy won the role of Marilyn Monroe on Smash. But Katharine McPhee is in all those commercials! Safe to say that's not permanent casting? — Lucy
Forbidden romance at a prison never looked so sweet.
In this week's episode of Alcatraz we learned that Hauser (Sam Neill) and Lucy (Parminder Nagra), known then as Lucille, did know each other prior to the great disappearance of 1963. Hauser previously worked for the SFPD prior to his time on the island, transporting prisoners to Alcatraz.
Hauser delivered the newest occupant to Alcatraz: Paxton Petty, a war vet tried for bombing the city. Lucille initially turned down Hauser's offer of a ride back to the mainland, but Paxton's case brought them together. She showed up at his station so he could ask her out to dinner, and that's where he likely made the promise to his new friend to find out where Paxton's fourth and final bomb was planted. Their past relationship is just one of the new mysteries that Alcatraz introduced this week. Let's take a look at the others:
It's Regionals time!
In the winter finale of Glee, New Directions will battle the Warblers for the title. Who will come out victorious? You'll have to tune into the Tuesday, Feb. 21 episode to find out. Until then...
The Walking Dead, Andrew Lincoln
Shooting up a barn full of zombies is the least of the survivors' worries when The Walking Dead returns Sunday at 9/8c on AMC.
Now that Shane has taken a stand against Rick (Andrew Lincoln), the group will begin to crack under the pressure of choosing sides. Plus: New threats arise once the group realizes they're not the only people who have survived the zombiepocalypse. TVGuide.com sat down with executive producers Robert Kirkman and Glen Mazzara to get the scoop on the second half of Season 2:
Barry Corbin, Eric Stonestreet
Barry Corbin has been cast as Cam's dad in an upcoming episode of Modern Family, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Corbin will play...