[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 5 premiere of Mad Men. Read at your own risk.]
Don Draper is... happy?
Mad Men's long-delayed and much-anticipated fifth season premiere finds Don (Jon Hamm) and Megan (Jessica Pare) still in the honeymoon phase of their recent marriage. Don's apparent happiness has one drawback, however: He seems less concerned with work than ever before.
"Don is seemingly becoming a little bit disengaged at work," Hamm tells TVGuide.com. "What happens when you have it all? What happens when you're satisfied? Maybe you lose some of that fire."
Mad Men Season 5: It's every man for himself
But life with Megan isn't all hearts and flowers. Look no further than Don's humiliation when Megan throws him a surprise 40th birthday party, during which she does a sexy song-and-dance better suited for the bedroom than for cocktail hour. So how does the ballad of Don and Megan go? What's up with Roger and Joan's baby (hello, little Kevin!) and why was Lane so obsessed with a photo of another man's wife? We took our burning questions to Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, who also tells us why Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) are the ones to watch...
William Levy, Cheryl Burke
Cheryl Burke is pretty sure she's gotten her hearing back. When Tom Bergeron merely mentioned her partner's name, telenovela star William Levy, on the Dancing with the Stars season premiere, the crowd erupted in eardrum-bursting screams usually reserved for the likes of Justin Bieber — and they continued throughout their rehearsal package, their routine, critique and judges' scores. "Oh my God! The screams were so insane!" Burke tells TVGuide.com. "I thought I was gonna go deaf. I probably did for a second." The adoring shrieks were a welcome surprise for Burke, who wasn't sure how the audience would react to her ostensibly unknown partner. See what else she has to say about Levy, why he's a rule-breaker and if he's the next Gilles Marini.
There's really only one thing Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner wants you to know about Season 5: After 17 months, the show finally returns with a two-hour premiere Sunday.
When pressed, however, the notoriously tight-lipped Weiner offered one nugget about the advertising drama's long-awaited fifth season. "The theme is every man for himself," he tells TVGuide.com.
Mad Men Refresher Course: What's up with Don's love life?
That notion should be nothing new to Don Draper (Jon Hamm), a self-made man who fought to transform himself from Midwestern farm boy Dick Whitman into Madison Avenue's biggest fish. But following his sudden, impulsive proposal...
Hope you all watched the premiere! What did you think?
I can honestly say it was one of the best season premieres I can remember. I can't think of anyone who didn't impress me — everyone was so good! I love that the level of dancing is so competitive this season. I love that it promotes the skill and beauty of dance. I can imagine how tough this season is going to be for the fans, when deciding who's going to ...
Derek Hough and Maria Menounos
How good is this season's Dancing with the Stars cast? So good that Derek Hough changed his upcoming quickstep with partner Maria Menounos after Monday's high-scoring Season 14 premiere. "I had to," he tells TVGuide.com. "Everyone was incredible, so I knew we had to step it up a little bit, especially with no elimination this week." So what did he do to their routine? And was he surprised at how well everyone performed? Keep reading to find out.
Helena Mattsson, Illarion Unhuryan, Shane West
Sorry, "Mikita" fans, but Cassandra is back.
"It's so funny; so many people have told me they hoped Cassandra was gone for good," Nikita star Maggie Q tells TVGuide.com. "She was gone, but she's come back in all of her glory."
Misha Collins, Rachel Miner and Jensen Ackles
Could Castiel have survived Leviathans' mass exodus of his body, leaving only a soggy trenchcoat behind? On Friday's episode of Supernatural (9/8c, The CW), Castiel has returned... but if he's intact remains to be seen.
"He plays a substantial role in the episode," series executive producer Sera Gamble tells TVGuide.com, "but when he comes back, it's not in exactly the same state or state of mind when we last left him."
Keeping limber is essential for Spartacus' numerous battle and boudoir scenes, but American actress Ellen Hollman also had to exercise her foreign language skills to play the new warrior woman Saxa.
"It's not just a fighting role and a physical role, but also one that requires fluent German. They failed to mention both of those aspects when I was reading for it," Hollman tells TVGuide.com. When Hollman heard that casting director Paul Weber had just returned from Hamburg, she made a comment in German. "He was like, 'Wait, you speak German?' I said, 'What do you think 'Hollman' is?'"
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
For those Real Housewives of New Jersey fans hoping for a Teresa-Caroline reconciliation after last season's heated reunion, you can officially stop holding your breath.
In the trailer for the fourth season, which premieres on Sunday, April 22 at 10/9c on Bravo, Teresa Giudice seems to be at war with pretty much every other...