NCIS' Michael Weatherly has been growing his hair to the "pompadour" look he sported back in 2003 for a March episode that explores the origins of his Agent DiNozzo. Among the reveals: the first Gibbs-DiNozzo head slap...
Lucy Hale and Ian Harding
The Pretty Little Liars may not have a clue as to who "A" really is, but series executive-producer Marlene King knows all. So while we wait for Ezra and Aria to embark on their first real date tonight (8/7c, ABC Family), we're gonna wrap up our chat with King about what's coming up and who might not make it to the season finale...
Cheers to Ernest Borgnine for making Betty White look like a rookie.
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The recipient of the 2011 Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild is five years older than last year's winner (who somewhat improbably took home a SAG trophy this year for Hot in Cleveland). The guy has done it all, making 164 movies...
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Question: I enjoy a good soap, which is probably why I've always liked Grey's Anatomy. However, I'm really questioning this whole baby plot. From what I've gathered online, a lot of the lesbian community appears to be truly offended by a storyline that they feel would never be imposed on a straight couple and I can definitely see their point. I've never seen a primetime TV show force a man to deal with a former/current girlfriend having someone else's baby. That tends to be a deal breaker. But my understanding is that Grey's isn't the first show to use this plot with a female couple. I think Shonda Rhimes has done a great job showcasing a diverse cast and attempting to be sensitive to all communities, which is why I'd love to know exactly why she's chosen to tell this particular story, with a man smack in the middle of the only gay couple on the show forever and ever if they're going to share custody of a child. — Jen
Matt Roush: Diversity works both ways on a show like Grey's Anatomy. No matter the gender, race or sexual orientation, everyone's an aggravating mess on this show, and no one is spared the contrivances of this brand of storytelling....
On The Big Bang Theory's February 10 episode, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) shares a kiss with a wealthy benefactor to the physics department — played by Jessica Walter (Arrested Development), age 70. "The amount of making out I do on this show is ridiculous," says Johnny, 35. He's not kidding. Next up: Aarti Mann returns as Raj's sister Priya, who'll now be dating Leonard after their previous one-night stand. "Raj is not going to be very happy about that," says actor Kunal Nayyar. "I forgave Leonard [after they first hooked up] because she didn't want [something serious], but now..."
In other romantic developments, Bernadette finally lays down the law with Howard...
Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson
Now that American Idol's new panel has endured a few rounds of ear-splitting auditions, we want to know how the new incarnation's individual judges compare to the old guard. Do you miss Paula Abdul's effervescent personality? Ellen DeGeneres' quirky humor? Simon Cowell's gruff, take-no-prisoners sarcastic wit? Or are you loving newcomer Jennifer Lopez' superstar presence and Steven Tyler's rock star attitude? Has Randy Jackson, the last remaining original judge, become the guy you find most insightful? Let us know in our poll after the jump...
Lie to Me (Fox, 9/8c, Monday)
Call it the unsocial network, as the "to tell the truth" procedural wraps its third season — let's hope it's not the last — with a strong episode that plays like the murderous flip side of The Social Network. When a murder occurs during the contentious wrangling over profits of a hot social-networking app, Lightman's steely focus falls on the smug creator — or so he says — of the site (played by former Nikita co-star Ashton Holmes in a variation of Jesse Eisenberg's take on Mark Zuckerberg). An hour earlier on NBC (opposite a fresh episode of the much-moved-around Human Target), a pivotal episode of Chuck airs that would have been the season finale if NBC hadn't extended the show's order. It's Chuck vs. psycho villain Volkoff (the very entertaining Timothy Dalton), and that should be great fun...
With Lois and Clark's wedding day approaching, the Smallville gang, including Chloe (Allison Mack), heads to Metropolis' version of Las Vegas on the February 25 episode for a wild bachelor/bachelorette party weekend that becomes one big, er, Blur!
"It's our fun Hangover episode," says executive producer Brian Peterson. "Clark won't remember what happened the night before." With Supes impervious to the effects of alcohol, it's a spiked bottle of champagne sent by Zatanna that sparks the insanity...
Much of the TV landscape is, and has always been, devoted to comfort-food formula. Some of us, though, live for those moments when a show breaks formula and delivers the unexpected. This week gave us some excellent examples of that in the most popular formula of the moment: the crime/police drama.
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First, TNT's Southland, which really doesn't qualify as a conventional police procedural, its cases often taking a back seat to the personal day-in-the-worklife dramas that unfold with gritty, muted realism. Even so, it was a jolt to witness the death of a major character (Kevin Alejandro's quietly competent Nate Moretta) unfold in the manner of a matter-of-fact nightmare...
ABC is hoping it has the next Mad Men with Pan Am, an early 1960's-set drama focusing on the sexy stewardesses (as flight attendants were known back then) of Pan Am's state- of-the-art aircraft, The Majestic. Though just a pilot at this point, the project is in very good hands, with West Wing director Tommy Schlamme charged with bringing this world to life. Our flight crew includes Maggie, Kate, Laura, Colette, charming pilot Dean and his co-pilot Ted.