Bones is back. After another down-to-the-wire negotiation, Fox and 20th Century Fox TV are expected to announce a firm one-year renewal for the show later this week.
Star David Boreanaz couldn't resist jumping the gun, however, writing on his Twitter account on Monday night that "Season 7 is GO for Bones."
Coincidentally, it was...
Dexter, Michael C. Hall
Rita, we hardly knew ya. As Showtime's Dexter gears up for a sixth season of carnage, it seems Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) may be getting a love interest to help heal the loss of his murdered wife. The series is on the lookout for a gorgeous twentysomething Latina who will play a character named Jamie. Jamie is a student of Cuban decent who relocates to Miami to attend grad school. Her over-the-top, positive energy is just what Dexter needs.
This exclusive season finale photo certainly suggests a May 16 wedding for Chuck and Sarah, but don't start throwing rice just yet. "The wedding has been something we've been building up to, but this being Chuck, that doesn't mean everyone will survive until the 'I Do's,'" warns series co-creator Chris Fedak.
It doesn't matter how many phony shoot-outs you do as an actor. Nothing prepares you for the real deal. "There's smoke in the air and I can see it and taste it," Jason Clarke says with reverence in his voice. He's recalling one of the many ride-alongs he was on with Chicago law enforcement in preparation to play a detective on The Chicago Code, Fox's new cop drama from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan. "Our car pulls up and there's a guy on the ground. He's been shot. It's nighttime. We're outside a church. My heart is pounding and my mind is going, 'What the hell am I doing here?'"
Some familiar faces are coming to a TV near you, and TV Guide Magazine caught up with them at the 18th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala on April 29 to get the scoop on their new shows.
After almost a decade away from a steady TV gig, Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) is now about to play the mother of a daughter she didn't know she had, on ABC Family's Switched at Birth, premiering June 6.
Oh, that Lynette Scavo is just the worst.
Seriously, of all the Desperate Housewives' harridans, we have never seen such a shrew, and that's including Bree's mercifully forgotten daughter, Danielle! Remember that mess?
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly
Michael Weatherly is in the makeup chair on the NCIS set, getting his brunette hair and long sideburns touched up. He's shooting "Baltimore," the May 5 episode that will flash back at hairy length to show the fateful meeting between his Tony DiNozzo and Mark Harmon's Jethro Gibbs, ten fictional years ago. Writer (and co-producer) Steve Binder sits nearby, in case the script needs any touching up along with Weatherly's dye job.
Cheers to Treme for its triumphant second season.
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If you got fed up with David Simon's pokey post-Katrina HBO drama during its first season, you might want to revisit it. Oscar-winner Melissa Leo has been joined by her killer fellow Homicide: Life on the Street vet Jon Seda as a Dallas developer whose taste for New Orleans' food and music is rivaled only by his thirst to profit from the aftermath of its tragedy. Plus, the always-excellent David Morse has been promoted to full-time regular duty as a beleaguered NOPD cop. His "Let Bourbon Street be Bourbon Street" speech rivaled Hill Street Blues' best squadroom-briefing monologues.
Craig T. Nelson
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Question: In this week's issue of TV Guide Magazine, Stephen Battaglio closes his column, "Why ABC Lost Hope for Its Soaps," with the following: "Many viewers will miss the soaps, just as some miss the variety show, the big-budget miniseries and other TV fare of a bygone era. It's the price viewers pay for living in a multi-channel world, where they can watch what they want when they want." Then in your Roush Review column in the same issue, "Stumbling to This Season's Finish Line," you close by saying: "After a season of coasting, let's hope the networks raise their game come fall. It's never too late." Are you perhaps using "never" too loosely?