Watch out Ken Tanaka and Sue Sylvester. There's a new force to be reckoned with on the William McKinley practice field. Actress Dot Jones will be joining the Fox comedy in Season 2 as a new ...
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
Comic-Con 2010 is in the books, and this year's event was another celebration of all things geeky — and many that are not. TV Guide Magazine patrolled the halls and hallways of the San Diego Convention Center, ducking light sabers, caped crusaders and pen stabbings to file these tidbits:
Huge (Monday, 9/8c, ABC Family)
In this episode, set on "movie night" at Camp Victory, Nikki Blonsky sings. (As any fan of the movie Hairspray knew she ultimately would — although some probably expected it to happen in the talent-show episode.) As the summer crushes escalate in this diverting series, Will (Blonsky) channels her jealousy over Ian's crush on Hayley into writing a love song. Will it be music to the campers' ears?
Batman: Under the Red Hood DVD
The next live-action Batman movie is still in limbo, but the Caped Crusader is back on screen this week in a gritty new animated adventure. In Batman: Under the Red Hood — the latest in Warner Home Videos' series of movies based on DC Comics stories — a mysterious and ruthless vigilante has shown up in Gotham City, and not even the Dark Knight is able stop him.
This violent newcomer, named for the red hood that covers his face, quickly stirs up trouble...
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Question: Just wanted to get your thoughts/reaction to DirecTV saving Damages from FX's cancellation fate. I am beyond thrilled one of my favorites and one of the best dramas on TV was rescued! (On a side note, I think Damages was robbed of a Best Drama Emmy nomination.) It will be a long haul to wait until summer 2011 for new episodes, but will be worth it to see Patty spar with Ellen again during a thrilling legal battle. — Kevin
Matt Roush: I'm always pleased when a show I like gets a new lease on life. Was overjoyed for Friday Night Lights when DirecTV came to its rescue (allowing the show to recover from a very flawed second season and move on to new heights) and feel the same for Damages, especially since the show regained its mojo in year 3. In fact, the season was so satisfying I would have been OK if that had been all we got. Still, two more arcs for Patty and Ellen? Who'd complain about that? But for the dark lining in this silver cloud, read on...
Comic-Con fans were treated to an early glimpse of Dexter's heartbreaking Sept. 26 season premiere, which features the return of Julie Benz as the lifeless body of Dexter Morgan's murdered wife, Rita. "It's heavy," Hall told TV Guide Magazine...
A beguiling British mash-up of Friends and The Vampire Diaries, the charming Being Human (Saturday, 10/9c, BBC America) returns for its second season with the increasingly darker and more harrowing adventures of a trio of roomies who just want to fit in despite being a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost...
Oh boy, indeed! Quantum Leap may be coming to the big screen. At the TV Guide Magazine and the Paley Center For Media's Quantum Leap retrospective (hosted by TV Guide Magazine's executive editor Craig Tomashoff) at Comic-Con on July 22, series star Scott Bakula revealed that a feature-film version of the classic 1989-1993 drama was in the works...
Pillars of the Earth
It wasn't the swords. It wasn't the sandals. For Rufus Sewell, the tough part was all the stinkin' mud. Playing a 12th-century stonemason in mega miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, premiering tonight on Starz at 10/9c, meant maintaining "a level of grime on my neck consistent with that of your typical farm animal," he says.
A small price, indeed, for what's shaping up to be the armor-clanking, leech-sucking, monks-a-poppin' drama of the summer. Pillars, based on Ken Follett's doorstop of a best-seller (all 973 pages of it), about the quest to build a Gothic cathedral in a fictional England of yore, runs eight hours over six Friday nights...