Upstairs, Downstairs fever is raging once again! Already seen by an audience of one billion in over 70 countries, the landmark British soap opera (1971-75) is coming back in an eagerly awaited PBS sequel April 10, with Jean Marsh still in the role of the deliciously officious Rose. What's more, the original series has just been released on DVD in a fabulous 40th anniversary edition (available at acornonline.com). The collector set includes all five seasons, over 25 hours of never-before-seen features, episode commentaries, cast interviews (both vintage and new) and an alternate ending to the series pilot. TV Guide Magazine spoke with one of the original's greatest stars, Lesley-Anne Down, now best known as the cougarific Jackie M on The Bold and the Beautiful. Back then she played the dazzling Lady Georgina Worsely. And, man, does Down have wild memories of her time at 165 Eaton Place!
James Lesure has created a niche for himself as a go-to cool guy, playing a charming casino worker for five seasons on Las Vegas and now a charismatic former basketball star who's friends with Matthew Perry's Ben on Mr. Sunshine.
TV Guide Magazine: Were you hired for your hoop skills?
Lesure: [Laughs] I like to play. I'm winning, to quote the great Charlie Sheen...
Mae West once said, "All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else." Several TV networks couldn't agree more.
The Game was dumped by The CW in 2009 when the network decided to get out of the half-hour comedy business. Since relocating to cable network BET in January, the sexy, soapy sitcom about pro football players and the women who love them has averaged 4.4 million viewers — more than any current show on The CW...
Seriously, what the hell, ABC?
Ever since the network announced that Chris Brown would perform on last night's Dancing With the Stars results show — days after he trashed his Good Morning America dressing room in a fit of rage over being asked about his attack on Rihanna — we've all been scratching our heads. Sure, he has a hit record out right now, but he also has a record of hitting. It just didn't sit right with a lot of folks that this guy got a pass. Especially since it wasn't that long ago that Adam Lambert, who has never been charged with brutalizing anyone, was once banned from GMA for simply kissing a dude on the '09 American Music Awards.
NBC has tapped Australian TV personality Darren McMullen to host its new summer "adventure dating" show Love in the Wild.
The show — a mashup of Survivor and The Bachelor, with a little Temptation Island sprinkled on top — follows ten single men and ten single women as they pair up each week to...
Jesse Williams, Sandra Oh, Kevin McKidd
If last season's bullet-riddled finale didn't teach you that lives on Grey's Anatomy can change in a heartbeat, then get ready for another harrowing reminder — this time with a fun, whimsical twist.
I was on set for a preview of the special March 31 episode, in which a crisis unfolds involving five-months pregnant Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) and we're taken on a musical head trip through the doctor's mind. It's a clever device that allows most of the cast, plus guest star Kate Walsh, to break into song.
Alan Cumming has a clone. What other explanation is there, really, for how he can simultaneously play an integral part on The Good Wife, travel the world with a cabaret act, star in movies and stage productions, host PBS' Masterpiece Mystery! — oh, and do enough charitable work to be honored by the U.K. with an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) citation. "I like to stay busy, try different things, mix and match," acknowledges the exuberant Scottish actor. "I'm quite good at multitasking!"
The clone theory works for Robert and Michelle King, the married cocreators of the sophisticated, deeply satisfying sophomore CBS drama about love, law and politics in Chicago.
Has 38-year-old Sarah Braverman (Lauren Graham) finally found her calling? It would appear so, when the play she recently penned generates interest from a theater producer played by Richard Dreyfuss.
"It was really our good fortune," says Parenthood executive producer Jason Katims of having the Oscar winner join the family drama for the last four episodes of the season.
Dominic Fumusa and Edie Falco
What a clusterfudge, indeed.
Showtime's She-House kicked off its third season, and things are just not looking good for Nurse Jackie...the person. Which is great for Nurse Jackie, the show.
Picking up seconds after last season's finale, Jackie was in full spin mode to throw her hubby and best gal pal O'Hara off the scent of her pill-popping, narcotic-snorting ways. But for all the fibs she fed them (convincingly, natch), there was no stopping one major truth from coming out after her husband, Kevin, still miffed about Jackie's financial fumblings, paid a visit to All Saints hospital.