William Shatner, Justin Halpern
Now that his hit Twitter feed and subsequent book have become the basis for CBS' new comedy $#*! My Dad Says (airing tonight, 8:30/7:30c) — which tonight finds Henry battling his father (William Shatner) over their pad's Wi-Fi connection — we asked author Justin Halpern to hook us up with his top tips for Tweeting.
Don't mess with this guy! Emmy winner Michael Badalucco — aka Jimmy Berluti on The Practice — joins The Young and the Restless October 13 as a menschy but dangerous bookie named Hogan. He'll be after schemer Jeff Bardwell (Ted Shackelford) to cough up some overdue dough — or else. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Badalucco about his first suds experience and found out he's already been reprimanded by the voice of God!
OK, quit playing Movie Mashup and wine-up, everbody! We need to talk about Cougar Town.
Is it as warm and fuzzy as Modern Family? No. Is it as sassy and gay as Glee? Almost. Is there enough to love about this show that it deserves some praise? Definitely. It's got one of current TV's most entertaining ensembles, some hella clever writing (Greysonships, nonversations) and, like its edgier cable counterparts — yes you, It's Always Sunny — Town gets away with being really wrong sometimes. Dead-baby lasagna, anyone? Sure, it may not be your pick for a family-friendly night in, but if you want to cut loose with a goofy, bawdy group of friends, this here is what you're looking for.
Parminder Nagra, who played ER's Dr. Neela Rasgotra, will be reuniting with her old County General colleague, Maura Tierney, on an episode of ABC's legal drama, The Whole Truth. Parminder will appear in the eighth episode (air date TBD) as Pilar Shirazeem, described as a beauty who comes to her best pal's defense when she is charged with killing her husband. From 1999-2009, Maura appeared on ER as Dr. Abby Lockhart, while Parminder's run extended from 2003-2009.
Blue Bloods (Friday, 10/9c, CBS)
Looks like CBS has a new hit on its hands, with this well-cast and smartly conceived family/police drama. In the second episode, the Reagans debate a weighty issue — the modern urban vigilante (think Bernhard Goetz) — when a good Samaritan takes matters into his own hands in going after a criminal terrorizing people on the subway.
The Vampire Diaries - Michael Treviso
Hold on to your hellhounds, kids. If Tyler (Michael Trevino) can convince Uncle Mason to come clean about the Lockwood curse, life — and death — in Mystic Falls will be getting a whole lot hairier.
"Our werewolf plot is our big story," says Vampire Diaries exec producer Kevin Williamson, adding that the reveal not only "launches the arc for the season" but also leaves Damon (Ian Somerhalder) with a new battle on his hands.
Law & Order: Los Angeles
Welcome to LawLaw Land! This new Law & Order spin-off drops the gavel in L.A. with a pair of movie stars — Alfred Molina and Terrence Howard — headlining the cast.
"When this came up, it was a dream come true, a chance to work on a show with a wonderful history and with a creative energy that is still very relevant," says veteran film actor Molina. Molina, the onetime villain Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2, plays ...