Dancing with the Stars
"I'm about to vomit," said Barbara Chase, moments before the curtain rose on Season 11 of Dancing With The Stars. Chase, suffering from nervous tension, is the proud daughter of "America's Mom," Brady Bunch veteran Florence Henderson, who at 76 is the show's star senior citizen. "She's always stayed in shape," said Chase, "but this is so hard." Is it like going from zero to 60 in terms of her physical stamina? "No, not zero. More like 35 to 60. But still..."
What are you going to do now, MacGruber? How about return to CBS's How I Met Your Mother? In his first move since leaving the cast of Saturday Night Live, Will Forte (aka MacGruber) is reprising his role as HIMYM's Randy in this season's sixth episode. Randy, a low-level Goliath National Bank employee, briefly became Barney's 'Rebound Bro' in Season 3.
Cheers to The Event for electing to cast Blair Underwood as the President.
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As Chief Exec Elias Martinez, the eternally charismatic leading man brings a much-needed gravitas to NBC's far-fetched headscratcher. The L.A. Law grad's road to the White House has been paved with increasingly intriguing roles in recent years...
Chuck takes on green, mean fighting machine Lou Ferrigno on the September 27 episode of NBC's Chuck when the former Incredible Hulk guest stars as a bodyguard named Gerard. An altercation takes place when Chuck and Sarah go to Milan, Italy, on a mission and encounter Gerard.
"My character gets sidetracked when he falls in love. He's guarding an evil spy played by Victoria's Secret model Karolina Kurkova," Ferrigno tells TV Guide Magazine. "When Chuck tries to discourage me, I try to take him down, but then he puts me in a trance."
Turns out Ferrigno's had some experience protecting and serving the people...
Inside Meredith and Derek's bedroom on the Grey's Anatomy set, a very naughty Patrick Dempsey climbs on top of his costar and friend of six-plus years, Ellen Pompeo, and admonishes there is to be "no thrusting." Joking that he's been "doing steroids" over his summer break, the pumped-up star plants one on Pompeo's lips before making an accusation that catches his leading lady off guard: "Did you just have a jelly doughnut?"
The lighthearted high jinks are welcome on a set that has been plagued with discontent for far too long...
Keri Russell, Maggie Q
The new fall season ushers in an especially charming and lovely group of leading ladies. Keri Russell takes a comedic turn in Running Wilde while Maggie Q breaks hearts and necks in the new Nikita. Dana Delany plays a brilliant-but-broken medical examiner on the procedural drama Body of Proof, but Melissa McCarthy sparkles in the half-hour sitcom Mike & Molly. Let us know who you're looking forward to watching in our poll below!
The Bold and the Beautiful is famous for its gutsy storylines, and this one's a jaw-dropper. In the cliffhanger of the September 24 episode, control-freak matriarch Stephanie Forrester — played by four-time Emmy winner Susan Flannery — will find out that she has stage 4 lung cancer. Stephanie will stubbornly refuse treatment and decide to keep the dire news from her family, choosing instead to spend her final months checking off items on her bucket list: She'll throw herself a birthday party complete with a Silly Slide, ride the rollicking roller coaster at the Santa Monica pier... that sort of thing. Only Stephanie's archenemy Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) will be privy to the diagnosis — and that's by accident. TV Guide Magazine talked with B&B exec producer-head writer Brad Bell about this startling twist. And of course we hit him with the billion-dollar question — is Susan Flannery exiting the show? ...
Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder
By the end of the season, HBO's True Blood left Bon Temps infested with vampires, werewolves, werepanthers, shape shifters, shamans, fairies and witches. I asked the cast of The Vampire Diaries, which is bringing werewolves to Mystic Falls, what other creatures they'd like to see terrorize their town.