Despite a less than eventful fall launch, Jason Ritter is remaining "cautiously optimistic" that The Event will return for a second season. But first, he preps us for tonight's two-hour mid-season return. Last we saw Ritter's character, Sean, he had rescued girlfriend Leila (Sarah Roemer) from a kidnapping connected to what he describes as "the biggest U.S. cover-up of all time. We figured out the government has been holding a group of alien detainees in Alaska who have not seemed to age for the past 66 years."
Together, the duo also discovered that Leila's father, Michael (Scott Patterson), was actually ...
Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein
With a bum leg and a skulking aversion to just about everything, House (Hugh Laurie) doesn't seem a likely candidate to trip the light fantastic with girlfriend Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein). Thank the ghosts of Fred and Ginger for dream sequences. In tonight's "Bombshells" episode, Cuddy's anxiety about her relationship with House plays out in a series of fantasies — including a Hollywood Western scene — capped by the Huddsters hitting the floor to an updated version of "Come On Get Happy."
The job of turning doctors into dancers was a snap — or at least half the job was. "For Lisa, this was a dream come true," says exec producer Greg Yaitanes. "She has experience as a dancer and singer and was willing and wonderful." Laurie? "Let's just say he had to surrender to the idea," Yaitanes says, laughing.
Fortunately, they had an inspiring coach. Mia Michaels, Emmy-winning choreographer extraordinaire of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, worked for days ...
Steve Carell just completed work on NBC's The Office; his last episode will air in late April or early May. Costar Kate Flannery (Meredith) calls his final shows "the funniest and saddest. I'm laughing or crying." The one bright spot: Four-episode guest star Will Ferrell "is the shiny object we have to distract us."
Mindy Kaling (Kelly), who's also on the show's ...
Sweet mother of gross. Family Guy, you may have outdone yourself in the wrong department.
Last night, the subversive cartoon that has never met a boundary it didn't push went so far with an onscreen attack against a baby and a dog, it's astounding that the family-group grumpies haven't stormed Fox with their pitchforks and torches.
After creating an evil clone of himself in an attempt to get back to his "world domination" days, the youngest Griffin — and Brian — met the wrath of the homicidal doppelganger in a gory, violent bit involving (among other things) dog-tail dismemberment, baby ...
Cheers to Saturday Night Live for getting the most out of guest host Miley Cyrus.
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Despite her dual role on Hannah Montana, she's not the world's most versatile actress — that's one of the running gags in SNL's "Miley Cyrus Show" sketch, with Vanessa Bayer as the always overly effusive pop star. So NBC's venerable skitcom carefully cast her in roles she could handle: herself (defending her reputation in a self-aware opening number, "Sorry That I'm Not Perfect," teaching kids how to overact for the Disney Channel and stepping in for fellow Disney ...
Law & Order: SVU
While her warrior-like V character is fighting to save her only child from evil lizards, Elizabeth Mitchell is also playing another role — one kiddies should fear. The beloved Lost alum guest stars on Law & Order: SVU on March 30 as June, a piano teacher accused of...
Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein
House (Monday, 8/7c, Fox)
To escape from a very unpleasant reality — the episode is titled "Bombshells" — Cuddy retreats into a dream world, with elaborate fantasy sequences teaming Cuddy and House in a musical number choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance fave Mia Michaels, as well as homages to the Western and classic sitcoms. It's no laughing matter, though, as Cuddy wonders if House will be...
The Celebrity Apprentice
Country star John Rich, rapper Lil Jon and actor Gary Busey gather outside a Manhattan pizza joint with a giant inflatable guitar and a handful of fliers. Dressed as a cross between a deranged carnival worker and late-night televangelist, Busey — the natural barker of the bunch — assumes the identity of the "Pepperoni Profit" [sic], screaming at unsuspecting tourists to "stop the bus, turn off the key and get your butts in here!" The ones who oblige him score a slice — and a front-row seat to the spectacle of this season's first Celebrity Apprentice challenge, debuting tonight with a two-hour premiere.