Someone forgot to tell Henry Winkler about typecasting. You'd think after playing one of the most iconic characters of a generation, the Fonz on Happy Days, Winkler would have had some trouble getting new roles. But the parts just keep on coming. In addition to his recurring role as the estranged father on USA's Royal Pains, Winkler has now joined the cast of Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital as the ridiculously nice hospital administrator. The series, which mercilessly skewers the medical show genre, was created by The Daily Show alum Rob Corddry during the writers' strike of 2007-08, and streamed online at thewb.com in five-minute segments. Now graduated to ...
Call it animal magnetism. The much buzzed-about True Blood panther finally prowls into Bon Temps—and heads right for Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) on Sunday (9/8c, HBO). As if the wannabe cop doesn't have enough to worry about trying to protect sis Sookie (Anna Paquin) and bounce back from a spat with new love Crystal (Lindsay Pulsipher).
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"He's dealing with his little simple life thrown upside down," Kwanten says. There are complications Jason can't even imagine when Crystal defies her father...
If medical shows like House, Grey's Anatomy or even Scrubs have been too serious for you, then you might want to check into Childrens Hospital.
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The series, which mercilessly skewers the genre, was created by The Daily Show alum Rob Corddry during the writers' strike of 2007—08, and streamed online at thewb.com in five-minute segments. Now graduated to Cartoon Network's late-night Adult Swim (where the initial shorts have been airing since July), Hospital begins a run of 12 original, 15-minute episodes on Sunday at 10:30/9:30c.
Corddry stars as Blake Downs...
EUREKA (Friday, 9/8c, Syfy)
Fans of Colin Ferguson get double the pleasure this weekend. In a new episode of the quirky fan fave Eureka, directed by Joe Morton, there's more tension between Sheriff Carter and Dr. Grant on the Allison front. But things get really rocky elsewhere when townspeople begin turning into stone. (Hate when that happens!) On Saturday night, Ferguson switches occupations to heroic game warden as the hero of Lake Placid 3 (9/8c, Syfy), a campy sequel to the deadly-croc franchise co-starring genre faves Yancy Butler and Michael Ironside...
While Plain Jane (Wednesdays, 9/8c, The CW) follows the traditional makeover-show route of helping fashion victims find fabulous new looks, British host Louise Roe, who also cohosts E!'s Fashion Police and Perfect Catch, does more than offer style advice...
Kat Von D
"I still have a lot of mixed feeling about reality television," admits Kat Von D, the Hollywood tattoo artist whose reality series, LA Ink, returned for a fourth season last week (Wednesdays, 10/9c, TLC). "I've lost friends but I've made new friends, too, and the show has basically changed everything for me." Season 3 ended with the surprise departure of Corey Miller, Kat's longtime mentor and business partner at High Voltage, her L.A. tattoo parlor...
There's no business like shoe business. Since the demise of her soap Guiding Light, fan fave Tina Sloan (Lillian) has been playing to sell-out crowds with her inspiring one-woman stage show Changing Shoes. It's all about her struggle to stay vital and relevant in a world that prizes beauty and youth. The book version, Changing Shoes: Getting Older — Not Old — With Style, Humor, and Grace (Gotham Books), will hit stores September 16. (Go to ChangingShoes.com for her performance schedule and pre-order info on the book.) TV Guide Magazine spoke with the 67-year-old Sloan about her adventure into self-awareness, which took her from the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro to the depths of depression...