Just try telling Carrie Watts that you can't go home again. This elderly Texan, determined to make her way back to a town that time and everyone but she has forgot, bristles with restless gumption, fueled by an indomitable spirit that erupts in hymns she can't stop humming — or singing, as in a memorable scene set in a deserted bus station after midnight.
On Broadway, where Cicely Tyson won a Tony Award last year for her luminous performance as Carrie in a revival of The Trip to Bountiful, audiences often joined in as she sang "Blessed Assurance" in the play's rapturous high point. And for a moment, in Lifetime's languid movie adaptation (Saturday, 8/7c), you might find your own living room transformed into a choir loft.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is about to rock your world. Then he'll rock a few billion more worlds beyond that. The famed astrophysicist is host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-week Fox docuseries about the vast magnificence of our universe and an eye-popping, state-of-the-art successor to Carl Sagan's great '80s series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. In an unprecedented platform, the premiere episode of Cosmos (Sunday, March 9, 9/8c) will also air on National Geographic Channel, FX and seven other Fox networks (check tvguide.com listings). So pack your bags! TV Guide Magazine spoke with Tyson about this mind-expanding trip to infinity and beyond.
He sees dead people! Hulu is scaring up laughs with its new original series Deadbeat, starring Reaper vet Tyler Labine as Kevin Pacalioglu, a New York medium who can successfully communicate with ghosts to help them solve their unfinished business but struggles to gain control of his own life.
Deadbeat also stars So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley as rival medium Camomile White and Brandon T. Jackson as Kevin's best friend, Roofie. Brett Konner and Cody Heller (Wilfred) serve as writers and executive producers. All 10 episodes will be available for streaming beginning on April 9.
Michael Mosley, Kevin Bigley, Kevin Daniels
Sound the alarm. Someone has a bad case of FX envy — and it isn't pretty. The smarmy and sophomoric Sirens, about three obnoxious Chicago paramedics, is USA Network's awkward attempt to branch out into the bawdy world of dark adult comedy (Thursday, 10/9). Confusing tastelessness and cheap profanity with actual humor, this misfire from executive producer Denis Leary feels like a series of limp outtakes from the more daring Rescue Me.
Jon Lindstrom. Cady McClain
It's good to be Jon Lindstrom! The multi-talented fan fave, best known as Dr. Kevin Collins on ABC's General Hospital, has directed his first feature film, the psychological chiller How We Got Away With It, about an annual reunion of friends that goes horribly wrong. It hits cable VOD later this month and opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles in April (check howwegotawaywithit.com for details). On top of that, the actor recently got hitched in a hush-hush ceremony to his longtime love Cady McClain — the iconic Dixie on All My Children and soon to be Kelly Andrews on The Young and the Restless. TV Guide Magazine had a gab session with Lindstrom to discuss it all!
Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah
It may not be safe to entrust Eric Christian Olsen with spoilers. "I'm off to go get killed," he says, picking himself up from a shaded picnic table and heading back out into a Southern California winter heat wave...
Colin Cunningham and Mira Sorvino
Get ready for a gun-toting, wisecracking Mira Sorvino. The Oscar winner joins TNT's Falling Skies this summer for a multiepisode arc as...
Pete Wentz, Yvette Nicole Brown, Adam Scott
Let the games begin! This week, NBC's Hollywood Game Night pits two returning champions against each other when Community star Yvette Nicole Brown and Law & Order vet Anthony Anderson face off during another visit to host Jane Lynch's star-studded abode.
The level of competition is at an all time high, and a round of Smash the Buzzer gets particularly heated when one player is exiled to the bar. Check out the exclusive clip below!