Ellen Pompeo, Shonda Rhimes, Kate Walsh
Shonda Rhimes truly is a busy lady. Not only does she executive-produce two shows on the air — Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice — but her new political drama Scandal premieres next month, and she's got a period piece in contention at ABC. And while there's speculation her load could lighten should Grey's or Private fail to be renewed, Rhimes assures us that's not likely. TVGuide.com caught up with the showrunner for an uncensored look at everything on her plate, including actors' contracts, Private's move to Tuesdays and her upcoming projects...
Ashley Judd has returned to her butt-kicking ways, but this time she's going to do it every week on TV. When ABC's new drama Missing premieres Thursday (8/7c), viewers will encounter the actress in a role that will seem familiar to fans of her big-screen thrillers, including Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, High Crimes and Twisted. In a sense, they helped pave the way for Judd to play Missing's Becca Winstone, a florist and former CIA agent whose teenage son Michael (Nick Eversman) goes missing in Italy. (OK, so it also borrows a lot from Liam Neeson's Taken.)
Ivy's famous Broadway mom will make her debut in Monday's episode of Smash — much to her overshadowed daughter's dismay -- and it looks like she's also reserved tickets to opening night.
Bernadette Peters, who plays Mama Rose, er, Leigh Conroy, tells TVGuide.com that she'll return to the set of Smash next week to film the season finale. Is that because she's attending Ivy's big night as Marilyn? "I'm in the finale. I come to see my daughter, yes," Peters says, coyly. (No word on whether it's a conciliatory visit because, we suspect, Karen winds up clinching the role.)
We talked to Peters about her role on Smash, Karen's lack of desperation (shouldn't she be wanting that part a whole lot more?) and the perilous life of a theater performer...
Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion
It's the question Castle fans have been asking since the series premiered: When will Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) finally get together?
"True Caskett fans are going to be well-pleased by the end of this season," Katic told TVGuide.com just prior to Friday's PaleyFest event, which was moderated by TV Guide Magazine's William Keck. "We're well on our way in that direction."
Fringe has cast Australian actress Georgina Haig to play the partner of Lost alum Henry Ian Cusick's character, a show rep confirms.
As first reported by TVLine, Haig could potentially recur as...
Revenge has recruited Tess Harper, known for playing Jesse's mom on Breaking Bad, for an upcoming guest spot, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Harper, 61, will play Carol Miller, a sympathetic former corporate secretary who has spent the last 15 years...
Adam Arkin just can't quit Justified.
The actor had previously directed five episodes of FX's Western-themed series and will next guest-star on two episodes this season, EW reports.