When Rajiv (Rizwan Manji) takes Vimi as his bride in Outsourced's May 12 finale, his coworkers gather on the beach dressed in traditional formal attire for an Indian wedding extravaganza.
"Rajiv needs one more best man in his crew, so he enlists me...
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
CBS is keeping it real on Sundays, picking up another round of both The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss for next season.
The network hasn't yet determined whether both shows will remain in their Sunday slots this coming fall. But CBS is making a point of highlighting how well both shows did last fall vs. tough Sunday Night Football competition on NBC — which means it's very likely both shows will...
Jon Cryer, Kristin Wiig
Some of the funniest people on the planet gathered in New York City Saturday night for the first-ever Comedy Awards (which airs April 10 at 9 p.m. simultaneously across MTV Networks' Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick At Nite). Eddie Murphy received the Comedy Icon Award and paid homage to his greatest comedic inspirations: Bill Cosby, Charlie Chaplin, Richard Pryor and George Carlin. But the biggest award of the evening was also the most...
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sometimes it's not just about the ratings. And sometimes it is. That's the takeaway from an eventful week in the win-some/lose-some sweepstakes we call TV programming.
On the plus side: TNT's renewal of Southland, the latest lifeline for the gritty police drama that NBC ditched during that misbegotten period when Jay Leno put the 10 pm drama on the endangered species list. It will never be as popular as the network's signature shows like The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles (which got a funny shout out from 30 Rock's Liz Lemon this week), but Southland's uncompromising integrity helps give credence to TNT's "We Know Drama" credo.
Anthony Geary, Laura Wright
It's been a harrowing week for General Hospital fans, what with the accidental hit-and-run death of 4-year-old Jake Spencer. And things just got a whole lot worse. After the Friday's cliffhanger, we now know that the little boy was killed by his own grandfather, Luke Spencer! Next week, word will spread throughout Port Charles that the free-living Luke — no surprise here — was drinking prior to the accident. TV Guide Magazine had an exclusive chat with the man, the myth, the legend himself, Anthony Geary, to discuss this shocker plot twist. Where does the great Luke Spencer go from here?
It was scary, wonderful television. But watching the screen was nothing compared to being in the studio audience for American Idol's Thursday night results show. Not one, but two of the contestants looked like they were going to have heart attacks — for completely different reasons — and one of them, Casey Abrams, who has already been hospitalized twice during this competition for severe intestinal problems, was escorted off the stage by a concerned staffer immediately after the show wrapped.
Don't tell the Warblers, but their main man has been doing a different kind of singing.
Last night, the teenage dream that is Glee's Darren Criss lent his voice — sadly just his speaking one — for a guest spot on FX's twistedly hilarious spy-toon Archer. In the blink-and-you'll-miss-it bit, Criss got to bust out a brogue and play dumber than Puck as Mikey, a junior-league lackey for the Irish mob who spills the beans to rampaging ISIS agent Sterling Archer — understandably miffed at the kid's bosses for swapping out his breast-cancer meds with a mix of "candy and Zima."
An Idiot Abroad
They're no dummies at the Science Channel. The cable network's smart move to acquire and run Ricky Gervais' U.K. series An Idiot Abroad has resulted in the channel's highest ratings ever.
To celebrate, the channel plans to run a marathon of all eight An Idiot Abroad episodes — plus a 30-minute preview special — from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April Fool's Day (Friday, April 1).
Science Channel will also debut its first-ever Twitter event during the marathon: Starting at 8 p.m. that night, the channel will run Tweets from viewers (via the hashtag #AnIdiotAbroad) at the...
Evan Rachel Wood and Kate Winslet
It's the kind of role an actress would kill for — it won Joan Crawford a 1945 Oscar and is likely to reap Emmy and other honors for Kate Winslet — but I wish I could say HBO's deluxe but draggy miniseries redo of Mildred Pierce was to die for.
"From now on, honey, you're fast." So says a jaded neighbor lady (newly minted Oscar winner Melissa Leo) to Mildred, left by her failure of a husband to raise two girls alone in the Depression, as the unhappy Mrs. Pierce considers taking her hubby's lumpy business partner as a lover.
Mildred begs to differ. She's desperate, but not...