"There's only one Don Draper," Vincent Kartheiser says, "and when you work alongside somebody like that, you make your peace with being a beta male." Kartheiser is talking about his Mad Men character, Pete Campbell, the ambitious WASP who has never quite matched the profile of his ad-agency superior, played by Jon Hamm. But that dynamic might shift...
Top Chef, Alex
Ready, set... burn!
The battlefield was bloodier than the rarest of rib-eyes last night on Top Chef: DC, as the foodies left standing engaged in a Restaurant Wars that will go down in infamy.
Usually the tastiest part of every season (aside from anything involving Gail Simmons), the Beltway edition's eat-off was extra spicy this time, thanks to the losing team — Kevin, Kenny, Amanda and Kelly — getting totally bitter over bossy Alex's sorry service. Never mind that the not-so-great dictator wasn't even on their team or anything. Once the judges started grilling the defeated crew, the knives came out and they all started spilling the truth about Alex's lack of contribution to his own team's effort and his abusive ways with the wait staff. What followed was a Stew Room screamfest ...
THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH (Friday, 10/9c, Starz)
More scheming, brawling and tragic treachery afoot in the pivotal fifth hour of this sprawling historical melodrama, as Waleran (Ian McShane) plays political games to further his goal to become Archbishop of Canterbury. Meanwhile, as the town of Kingsbridge prepares for another attack, the conflict between sort-of-brothers Jack and Alfred leads to ruin...
No joke. Funny guy Jay Mohr (Gary Unmarried, Ghost Whisperer) is taking on a very serious role on NBC's new legal drama, Outlaw. In the fourth episode, Jay will face off against series star Jimmy Smits' man of the people, Cyrus Garza, in a case involving a mother who leaves her baby locked in a car, resulting in the unfortunate tot's demise...
You know Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) is going to have a hard time with this. Besides having to assist with the occasional murder mystery, Castle is now going to have to deal with a maturing daughter entering the dating scene.
In Castle's fourth new episode of the season, titled "Punked," studious Alexis Castle (Molly Quinn) will begin dating ...
On the Road with Austin & Santino
A pair of Project Runway's most memorable alums, Season 1's Austin Scarlett and Season 2's Santino Rice, have teamed up for the new design-makeover series On the Road With Austin & Santino (Thursday, 10:30/9:30c, Lifetime). "It's a fantastic cross-country adventure," gushes Austin, a bridal-wear designer who won the first-ever Runway challenge by transforming cornhusks into couture. "Santino and I are bringing high fashion to an American woman at a special time in her life."
These American women....
As ABC's poignant documentary series Boston Med (Thursday, 10/9c, ABC) has unfurled, we've witnessed the treatment of a wounded police officer, an infant heart procedure and a risky brain surgery. While all were undeniably remarkable, none are as mesmerizing as the case that makes up tonight's finale — a partial face transplant.
Only the second such procedure attempted in the United States, the April 2009 operation lasted 17 hours...
What do cocktails, guitars and wedding cakes have in common? They're all made out of hair on Oxygen's new reality competition, Hair Battle Spectacular, in which 10 top stylists from around the country create fantasy-inspired hairdos as they compete for $100,000 (Tuesdays, 10/9c). Host Brooke Burns says the show is a perfect fit for her." I have been very adventurous with my own hairstyles," she tells TV Guide Magazine. "One of my favorite things is giving an artist an opportunity to make some cash doing what they love."
Each week, the designers ...
Lucy Hale and Troian Bellisario
OK, first off, if you've never gone glamping, do so immediately. Massages. Mani-pedis. It's divine.
Secondly, did you really think the girls would catch "A"? Come on. This was only the mid-season finale, kids!
Last night, Rosewood's fab four left us hanging — and Tweeting feverishly — as they came oh-so-close to nailing their texting tormentor ...