Think of it as The First Supper. One night before taping the initial audition episodes of his new NBC show The Voice, exec producer Mark Burnett wanted the music competition series' four coaches — Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine — to bond. So, after handing over his personal credit card, he sent them off to L.A.'s trendy Soho House for dinner. Shelton was the first to get there, with Levine and Green not ...
Dallas Roberts, Julianna Margulies
It'll be The Good Wife verse Desperate Housewives next fall. CBS announced last week that the legal drama is moving to Sunday night, where it will go head to head with ABC's Housewives. But The Good Wife's star, Julianna Margulies, who accepted a Peabody ...
Yes, Kirstie Alley got the lowest scores of the evening. And no, she didn't have a marching band like Hines Ward or do death-defying lifts like Chelsea Kane. But she still has a very strong shot at winning Dancing With the Stars.
Why? Because the studio audience — usually a very accurate barometer of viewers as a whole — wasn't just a little upset with her scores for Monday nights' samba and freestyle (a total of 54 out of 60), they were thoroughly ticked ...
The doctor is in... demand! Whether he's vamping out in the Twilight flicks, writing screenplays (like February's Hallmark original Accidentally in Love starring wife Jennie Garth) or giving us a Monday-night fix as Dr. Fitch Cooper on Nurse Jackie, Peter Facinelli is one busy man. And it sounds like things are about to get even more hectic for All Saints' resident lab-coated man-child.
As soap memoirs go, this one's a lollapalooza. TV Guide Magazine has had an early look at Kim Zimmer's autobiography, I'm Just Sayin'! (New American Library), which hits stores in August and — spoiler alert — it's sure to be a smash! Throughout her long and remarkable suds career, the four-time Emmy winning Zimmer — best known as Reva Shayne on Guiding Light — has wowed us with her take-no-prisoners performances and subversive, balls-to-the-wall interviews in the press. She delivers no less in this tantalizing tell-all.
Batman Brave and the Bold
NBC may have passed on its Wonder Woman pilot, but the Amazon princess is still heading to TV. The opening segment of this Friday's episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold features DC Comics' top heroine — voiced by Vicki Lewis — as she comes to the rescue of Batman and Steve Trevor (May 27, 6:30/5:30c, Cartoon Network). The endearingly campy appearance, Wonder Woman's first on The Brave and the Bold, includes her trademark invisible jet and the iconic theme song from the 1970s live-action Lynda Carter series. In the main storyline of the episode, "Scorn of the Star Sapphire," the Caped Crusader teams up with Green Lantern, a perfect warm up to next month's feature film starring Ryan Reynolds.
They say nothing gold can stay, but Viserys Targaryen's molten demise is gonna stick in our minds for a long time.
Last night, the gloriously gory Game of Thrones once again proved that we should completely expect major players to perish without warning (for the unspoiled among us who haven't read the books, that is) by dispensing with the whiny white-blonde Beggar King. And not with just some common sword slice or a been-there-done-that beheading. Nope, the incestuous and exiled heir was, well, gold-plated to death.
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Question: I know that last week was packed with season finales, talk of cancellations, and predictions of the successes for next fall, but I hope The Good Wife might get some attention. I'm in no way a TV expert, but the gestalt of the last scene was surprising. From the editing to the acting to the music (so out of place for the show, but somehow appropriate at the same time), those few minutes just felt like what great TV is. In particular, the editing of the elevator ride made me feel as though I was watching a cabler. While on the page the plot was perhaps mundane or even cliché, the execution was impressive. — Erin
Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles
Welcome to the season finale/Upfront edition of our Week in Review, recapping one of the busiest weeks of any TV year. Every day a different splashy song and dance (in some cases, literally) heralding the new shows that are going to save network TV, while at night the season-ending sweeps frenzy means potentially game-changing moments on show after show. The irony is that Upfront week is also a social week, with parties and other commitments keeping a loyal viewer away from the TV for too many precious hours. Still, I managed to get through much of my playlist, so here goes.