The Vampire Diaries
Question: I've only recently started watching The Vampire Diaries, as I wanted to wait for the overall reception of Season 1. But once I started, I got fully sucked in and I'm absolutely loving it now. [POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT] However, I'm having a hard time letting go of my lovely namesake Anna. With her ambivalent personality traits and the story line she was given, I thought she was one of the most interesting characters on the show. I have to admit that her demise in the finale hit me quite hard. Is there really no chance at all that she survived somehow? — Anna
Matt Roush: Looked to me like she was a goner, but you know how it goes on shows like this: Just because you die, or die again as the case may be, doesn't necessarily mean you're dead for good. And even if she did bite the eternal dust, I'd think there's potential for some juicy flashbacks as we get more of everyone's back story. And don't you imagine she'd at the very least haunt Jeremy's dreams? Beyond that, I haven't a clue whether we'll see Anna again, as I refuse to get ahead of the story, especially on shows like this. From a critical point of view, though, it's important to believe that characters like this can actually perish even in a supernatural series, or there'd be nothing at stake (pun unintended). Keeps you caring, I'd think...
LIE TO ME (Monday, 9/8c, Fox)
It's a mini-Shield reunion when a half-dozen former cast members appear in guest roles—an homage courtesy of Shawn Ryan, who created The Shield and is show-runner for Lie's summer season. Look for David Rees Snell, David Marciano, Catherine Dent, Benito Martinez, Cathy Cahlin Ryan and Kenneth Johnson in this episode, which finds Lightman and ex-wife Zoe witnessing an execution and wondering if they sent the wrong person to Death Row...
The Big C
Who's up for a death comedy jam? Don't everybody raise their hands at once.
Leave it to an adventurous network like Showtime to develop a series that confronts the age-old maxim about how "dying is easy but comedy is hard." That's certainly the case with The Big C, an affecting yet uneven tragicomedy that comes to life whenever its heroine confronts her mortality but tends to die any time the story line goes overboard on the wackiness...
Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan and Alex O'Loughlin
Go behind the scenes during TV Guide Magazine's photo shoot with the hottest new show of the fall, Hawaii Five-0! Check out Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park as they discuss the new look of the show, working in Hawaii and the iconic theme song! Plus, we've got exclusive footage of their sizzling photo shoot, featured in this week's issue of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands now. Check out the video after the jump...
Big Brother, Rachel
Big Brother 12's most talked-about showmance is no more! On Thursday, the houseguests voted to evict Rachel Reilly, the 26-year-old chemistry grad student/cocktail waitress from Las Vegas, Nev. TV Guide Magazine caught up with Rachel via email from the jury house to ask her about life outside the house with her man and those now infamous red extensions...
Antonio Sabato Jr.
So what if the Bones powers that be couldn't get The Situation from MTV's Jersey Shore to cameo in their upcoming Jersey-themed installment. Big whoop. In my opinion, they've landed someone even hotter.
Antonio Sabato, Jr. has just been cast as a guido bouncer at...
Mandy Moore, Grey's Anatomy
Just when the doctors of Seattle Grace Mercy West are staring to get back to normal, they will receive a blast from the past reminding them of that horrible May day when a crazed gunman began killing doctors and nurses left and right.
Mandy Moore, so memorable in May's two-part season finale, returns to Grey's Anatomy in the sixth episode of its new season. Fans will recall Mandy's character, Mary (or Bloody Mary as I like to think of her), was the unfortunate patient coping with a colostomy bag when fate called upon her to assist Bailey...
While last night's So You Think You Can Dance finale was all about awarding Lauren with the grand prize, the grand surprise was Ellen DeGeneres joining All-Star tWitch for a recreation of his epic hip-hop routine with Alex Wong from earlier this season.
Girl crushed it!
Of course, Ellen has shown us she can get down on her daytime talk show, but who knew she had those kind of moves?
Jennifer Lopez? Nah. Kara DioGuardi? Over her. American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta shares with me his dream team to step in as Idol's new judging panel...
Moments before they were called on stage for the announcement of the big winner, the last two So You Think You Can Dance contestants, Lauren Froderman and Kent Boyd, gave each other reasons why the other would win. Says Froderman, "I told him that he would win because he came from someplace so small [Wapakoneta, Ohio] and he's accomplished so much." And what did the Ohio country boy say to the Phoenix cheerleader? "He told me I would win because I worked my butt off."
In the end...