Nikita, Vampire Diaries
Who knew the little CW network could become such a player in Thursday's overcrowded TV battleground? All it took were a couple of hot vampires. (Something not lost on HBO these days, either.) Tonight's major TV event: the return of the addictively twisty The Vampire Diaries for its second season of "Bite me, Twilight" supernatural-romance angst. As a bonus, the newest version of the Nikita franchise immediately follows, and it's well worth your time, too. (I'll miss Supernatural on Thursdays, but it will help fill the void on Fridays now that Syfy is turning to wrestling) ...
Jeri Ryan, Nicholas Bishop and Dana Delany
Are you ready for some... TV? The fall season is here and we've got all the scoop on 30 new shows, from NBC's mysterious drama The Event to The CW's butt-kicking spy thriller Nikita. Check out our exclusive photo gallery, featuring behind the scenes shots of the fall's hottest new shows!
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America's Next Top Model
For America's Next Top Model's 15th cycle, Tyra Banks is bringing in a big gun, Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani, in an effort to kick the competition up a notch and actually discover, well, a supermodel.
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"It's one of the most influential magazines in the fashion business," says exec producer Laura Fuest, who adds, "People who wouldn't return our calls are saying, 'We'd love to be part of the show.'"
Contestants will be shot ...
Katey Sagal and Hal Holbrook
Cheers to Hal Holbrook for his stunning performance on Sons of Anarchy.
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The octogenarian character actor classes up the third season of FX's biker drama as Katey Sagal's Alzheimer's-addled dad. His work as a widower is even more heartbreaking when you realize Holbrook recently lost his real-life wife, Designing Women star Dixie Carter.
Deservedly Oscar-nominated for 2007's Into the Wild, Holbrook could be the one to break SOA's Emmy jinx...
It's official: Warehouse 13 is packed to the rafters with cool. And not just a "Hey, neat effects!" We're talking actual across-the-board cool, from the Bones-caliber sparks between uber-loveable leads Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly, to the steampunky inventiveness of the show's concept (federal agents tracking down supernaturally powered historical relics), to the fact that it's an unrepentantly geeked-out genre show that manages to balance smart and silly, while also being pretty damn sexy...
Donal Logue, Ashley Tisdale
Don't look for the scruffy buddy-heroes of FX's Terriers to be named Best of Show. Top dogs they're not. These likably roguish mutts, private eyes who operate without a license because "we found that by not working with them we never have to worry about losing them," are the opposite of slick. Brawn is not their strong suit. But they're great, funny, funky company.
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Hank (scrappy Donal Logue) and Britt (wily Michael Raymond-James, from True Blood's first season) are spiritual kin to ...
Expect to feel some déjà vu when The Middle returns on September 22 with an episode that reunites Patricia Heaton with her Everybody Loves Raymond mother-in-law, Doris Roberts. And for Heaton, it's like old times when her character, Frankie, ends up on the losing side of a battle with Roberts, who plays Brick's teacher Ms. Rinsky, a woman Heaton describes as "very no-nonsense and sick of interfering parents like Frankie."
Executive producer Eileen Heisler....