The made-for-TV movie/miniseries would be an almost completely lost art if it weren't for HBO and the British imports served up by PBS' various Masterpiece franchises. Already this year, we have a deliciously strong contender for best-of-year (and, one imagines, Emmy) honors with Masterpiece Classic's over-too-quickly Downton Abbey.
The executive producer behind Lifetime's controversial Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial in Italy is defending the project, calling it a nonjudgmental look at the American convicted of killing her roommate in Italy.
"This is a factual drama and we feel we did a very fair and balanced telling of the story, crafting a script from court records and other public documents," executive producer Craig Piligian tells TV Guide Magazine. "At the end of the movie people will be wondering whether she really did or didn't do the things she's accused of," he says...
A wedding on Chuck? A love triangle on Brothers & Sisters? The return of a wife on Boardwalk Empire? Stars dished with TV Guide Magazine at the Los Angeles premiere of Spring Awakening on February 8 — and love and drama are definitely in the air!
Blink and you missed it, but in ...
The Vampire Diaries
Oh, what the howl? After last week's jaw-dropping face-off between Mystic Falls' vampires and werewolves, it sounds like things are about to get even more hair-raising on The Vampire Diaries. "The werewolves want vengeance so bad," says executive producer Kevin Williamson. "And now that Jules knows Tyler is a werewolf, she gives him a choice to make: Is he with the werewolves?"
Siding with the furrier folks in town could come with a hefty price ...
Having written the first two Transformers movies, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were ready to take a break from the robots-in-disguise franchise. "We'd spent more time on Transformers than we even spent going to college, so we figured maybe it was time to take a break," Orci tells TV Guide Magazine. "But then (Hasbro chief executive) Brian Goldner came to us and asked if we wanted to do an animated series."
That new program, Transformers Prime, bowed last fall as a five-part miniseries, but now returns as a full-fledged series this Friday, Feb. 11, at 6:30/5:30c on The Hub, the new kids channel formed by Hasbro and Discovery Communications. The Hub ordered ...
To celebrate Valentine's Day, we asked best-selling romance writer and House fan Eloisa James how House stacks up against the heroes in her books.
At first glance, Dr. House is nothing like a conventional romantic hero. Can you imagine him bare-chested on a book cover, a bodacious blonde (or perhaps a ravishing radiologist) drooping in his arms? Not so much. House is the "Hunchback of Princeton," as Hugh Laurie himself once said. He's a disagreeable, physically (and emotionally) crippled genius. He'd hold up that blonde just long enough to point out her roots. The Cranky Cripple and the Bodacious Bride would never make it to the shelves — just ask my editor.
As the TV series has gone on, though, it's become evident that ...
Many of us (myself included) were stunned to realize that in January, original Beverly Hills, 90210 star Gabrielle Carteris became the first of her old Peach Pit gang to turn the big 5-0.
Well, if you're wondering what Gabrielle looks like now (pretty amazing actually!), you'll find out on March 14 when she debuts as an alien on NBC's The Event. Gabrielle's character, Diane Geller, who appears again on the March 21 episode, is an old friend of ...
As I first reported last week, Oscar host and nominee James Franco is in talks with the Three's Company estate holders about developing the 1977-84 sitcom into a feature film and Broadway play — possibly with a dramatic take, after presenting this unusual concept as ...
If you hadn't heard — the screams of those irate Cougar Town fans were quite loud — Matthew Perry returned to series TV last night on Mr. Sunshine. And since almost every outlet known to man has run a review of his new sitcom about the misanthropic manager of a sports entertainment arena (mostly unkind assessments of the reworked pilot, the forced writing and the abusive decision to ...
Cheers to Justified for cooking up a juicy new family of miscreants to tussle with Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in Season 2.
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The prodigiously gifted character actress Margo Martindale (Million Dollar Baby) heads up the clan as Mags Bennett, a marijuana queenpin who ...