OK, quit playing Movie Mashup and wine-up, everbody! We need to talk about Cougar Town.
Is it as warm and fuzzy as Modern Family? No. Is it as sassy and gay as Glee? Almost. Is there enough to love about this show that it deserves some praise? Definitely. It's got one of current TV's most entertaining ensembles, some hella clever writing (Greysonships, nonversations) and, like its edgier cable counterparts — yes you, It's Always Sunny — Town gets away with being really wrong sometimes. Dead-baby lasagna, anyone? Sure, it may not be your pick for a family-friendly night in, but if you want to cut loose with a goofy, bawdy group of friends, this here is what you're looking for.
Parminder Nagra, who played ER's Dr. Neela Rasgotra, will be reuniting with her old County General colleague, Maura Tierney, on an episode of ABC's legal drama, The Whole Truth. Parminder will appear in the eighth episode (air date TBD) as Pilar Shirazeem, described as a beauty who comes to her best pal's defense when she is charged with killing her husband. From 1999-2009, Maura appeared on ER as Dr. Abby Lockhart, while Parminder's run extended from 2003-2009.
Blue Bloods (Friday, 10/9c, CBS)
Looks like CBS has a new hit on its hands, with this well-cast and smartly conceived family/police drama. In the second episode, the Reagans debate a weighty issue — the modern urban vigilante (think Bernhard Goetz) — when a good Samaritan takes matters into his own hands in going after a criminal terrorizing people on the subway.
The Vampire Diaries - Michael Treviso
Hold on to your hellhounds, kids. If Tyler (Michael Trevino) can convince Uncle Mason to come clean about the Lockwood curse, life — and death — in Mystic Falls will be getting a whole lot hairier.
"Our werewolf plot is our big story," says Vampire Diaries exec producer Kevin Williamson, adding that the reveal not only "launches the arc for the season" but also leaves Damon (Ian Somerhalder) with a new battle on his hands.
Law & Order: Los Angeles
Welcome to LawLaw Land! This new Law & Order spin-off drops the gavel in L.A. with a pair of movie stars — Alfred Molina and Terrence Howard — headlining the cast.
"When this came up, it was a dream come true, a chance to work on a show with a wonderful history and with a creative energy that is still very relevant," says veteran film actor Molina. Molina, the onetime villain Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2, plays ...
Who ordered the Lucci Sandwich? Delicious Erica Kane returns to All My Children October 6 after a 10-week absence and walks right into a love triangle. The Pine Valley diva, played by Emmy winner Susan Lucci, has been away on a pre-honeymoon with fiancé Jack (Walt Willey) — a plot device to accommodate the actress' summer hiatus — and she discovers that her gruff mountain man Caleb (Michael Nouri) is now lookin' mighty fine. TV Guide Magazine had a little chit-chat with La Looch to get her take on ...
This was not your typical Dancing With the Stars elimination. The stars and their pro partners were unusually upset by the ouster of crooner Michael Bolton — and even more upset by judge Bruno Tonioli's devastating comments on Bolton's performance the night before, including ...
No oops needed. Because Glee did it again.
Just when it was getting easier than Santana to write off the show as all cracked eggs and no omelet, they went and knocked it out of the lip-synching park with their Britney Spears episode. Granted, there was about as much plot as there was in Crossroads, and most of the hour was randomly strung-together fantasies sprung from the nitrous tank of John Stamos' dentist character, but when the fun (and quotability) is at a level this high, we'll let it pass. This time.
However, a few nits ...