As Fox takes a pause before the World Series moves back to St. Louis for the final game(s) starting Wednesday, tonight's main event is a supersized two-and-a-half hour live performance show of The X Factor (8/7c), begging the question: Is bigger actually better?
Nazanin Boniadi and Neil Patrick Harris
It's a bad thing when you find yourself wanting to do anything other than watch something you used to love, right?
Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh
Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh are good sports. By the time the leads of CBS' new hit procedural Unforgettable arrive to scope out a late-afternoon Mets batting practice at Citi Field, they've already been filming since 9am — and when the MLB team takes the field later that evening for a home game, they'll be long gone, back to work at the show's nearby Queens studio. Luckily, those demanding days are paying off: The drama about a woman who uses her superhuman memory to help her cop ex-boyfriend solve crimes premiered last month to 14 million viewers, and the TV vets playing Carrie Wells and Al Burns are determined to keep knocking it out of the park — while cracking each other up in the process.
Prophets of Science Fiction
Director Ridley Scott's eight-part series Prophets of Science Fiction has landed a premiere date, launching Wednesday, November 9 on Science.
Scott serves as narrator for the show, which chronicles iconic science fiction creative minds such as H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov and Jules Verne and George Lucas. Prophets will kick off with a profile of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley.
The first four episodes will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. through November, and return for another four episodes in February.
Scott says the series ...
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Question: I'm new to The Walking Dead this season, but I did catch up on all of Season 1 with the marathon presentation before the Season 2 premiere. I mostly like it and I know we're supposed to suspend disbelief, especially when watching a show about zombies. However, I do think they try to make it seem "real" plot-wise, and I especially like the explanation provided during the Season 1 finale where only the brain stem comes back to life which would account for the mobility and other "mindless" behavior. However, it also occurs to me that these are supposed to be smart people caught up in this fantastic scenario from hell. So why don't they just make it to a marina and procure a nice big boat and hang out on a lake somewhere? The way these zombies move, it's clear they can't swim or otherwise follow, and they could just cruise around and make the occasional raid to get gas and hunt, not to mention just fish for sustenance. I know ...
Real Housewives of New Jersey
Forget the dude on Homeland. The true prisoners of war last night were fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey! Held captive by the Garden State's battling harpies, viewers were subjected to a barrage of screaming matches, accusations and insults as the ladies wrapped up the second half of their season-ending reunion. What did we learn from this experience? Other than the fact that Andy Cohen deserves a Purple Heart for bravery ...
Rachel Reilly won the $500,000 grand prize last month on Big Brother 13. Now she's working for tips on The Bold and the Beautiful! The marriage-crazy redhead will return to the CBS soap October 28 and 31 as Rachel, a saucy cocktail schlepper at the Bikini Beach bar, and she'll have her real-life fiancé (and fellow Big Brother player) Brendon Villegas in tow. The future Mrs. V gave TV Guide Magazine the lowdown.
TV Guide Magazine: What's with all the B&B love? This is your 10th appearance!
Reilly: I know! Isn't it crazy? [Laughs] And this time I'm a bride! Brendon and I are part of the Halloween shows so they put us in wedding outfits, which of course I loved! We're getting Bikini Beach ready for a party. Amber [Adrienne Frantz] is there flirting with Thorne [Winsor Harmon]. The costumes and makeup are so fantastic you're going ...
When the folks at The Young and the Restless needed a really lousy singer, they went out and found themselves a great one. American Idol Season 3 runner up Diana DeGarmo joins the CBS soap October 31 as Angelina, the Jersey girl daughter of mob boss Angelo Veneziano (Mike Starr). She comes to Genoa City with dreams of being a chart-topping vocalist. And what Angelina wants, Angelina gets! TV Guide Magazine spoke with DeGarmo about her trash-tastic new role.
TV Guide Magazine: Sounds like Y&R is getting some comic relief! Give us the deets on this chick.
DeGarmo: Well, she's an over-the-top, gum-smacking, tone-deaf princess whose hair is as large as her attitude. [Laughs] And I'm having a blast! Angelina believes she's Barbra Streisand mixed with Celine Dion and her father — who thinks his spoiled-brat daughter sings like a choir of angels — really puts the pressure on Devon [the young music producer played by Bryton James] to show her the ropes and make her a success. It's fantastically hilarious because it puts the poor kid in a horrible predicament!
TV Guide Magazine: Word is, she'll develop a mad crush on Kevin Fisher [Greg Rikaart].
DeGarmo: Ooh, she wants him bad! Angie has her eyes, her heart and her body set on landing Kevin — and it scares him to death! He's just so sweet ...
One of TV's most beloved dads is giving fatherhood another try. Peter Gallagher — who played easygoing do-gooder dad Sandy Cohen on The O.C. — has been cast for a guest shot on NBC's Whitney. Gallagher, who currently stars on the USA series Covert Affairs, will play the father to Whitney Cummings' title character in an as-yet-to-be scheduled episode of the freshman sitcom.
Everyone's favorite mutants are coming to TV. The X-Men, Marvel Comics' legendary team of super-powered outcasts, are getting an extreme makeover in a gritty and dynamic new animated series premiering tonight at 11/10c on gaming/geek-themed cable network G4.
Following the success of Iron Man and Wolverine, which premiered this past summer, X-Men is the third in ...