Call it animal magnetism. The much buzzed-about True Blood panther finally prowls into Bon Temps—and heads right for Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) on Sunday (9/8c, HBO). As if the wannabe cop doesn't have enough to worry about trying to protect sis Sookie (Anna Paquin) and bounce back from a spat with new love Crystal (Lindsay Pulsipher).
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"He's dealing with his little simple life thrown upside down," Kwanten says. There are complications Jason can't even imagine when Crystal defies her father...
EUREKA (Friday, 9/8c, Syfy)
Fans of Colin Ferguson get double the pleasure this weekend. In a new episode of the quirky fan fave Eureka, directed by Joe Morton, there's more tension between Sheriff Carter and Dr. Grant on the Allison front. But things get really rocky elsewhere when townspeople begin turning into stone. (Hate when that happens!) On Saturday night, Ferguson switches occupations to heroic game warden as the hero of Lake Placid 3 (9/8c, Syfy), a campy sequel to the deadly-croc franchise co-starring genre faves Yancy Butler and Michael Ironside...
While Plain Jane (Wednesdays, 9/8c, The CW) follows the traditional makeover-show route of helping fashion victims find fabulous new looks, British host Louise Roe, who also cohosts E!'s Fashion Police and Perfect Catch, does more than offer style advice...
Kat Von D
"I still have a lot of mixed feeling about reality television," admits Kat Von D, the Hollywood tattoo artist whose reality series, LA Ink, returned for a fourth season last week (Wednesdays, 10/9c, TLC). "I've lost friends but I've made new friends, too, and the show has basically changed everything for me." Season 3 ended with the surprise departure of Corey Miller, Kat's longtime mentor and business partner at High Voltage, her L.A. tattoo parlor...
There's no business like shoe business. Since the demise of her soap Guiding Light, fan fave Tina Sloan (Lillian) has been playing to sell-out crowds with her inspiring one-woman stage show Changing Shoes. It's all about her struggle to stay vital and relevant in a world that prizes beauty and youth. The book version, Changing Shoes: Getting Older — Not Old — With Style, Humor, and Grace (Gotham Books), will hit stores September 16. (Go to ChangingShoes.com for her performance schedule and pre-order info on the book.) TV Guide Magazine spoke with the 67-year-old Sloan about her adventure into self-awareness, which took her from the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro to the depths of depression...
Audiences are most familiar with Jimmy Fallon sitting behind his desk on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. However, as the funnyman prepares to host the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 29, NBC has released new promos of Fallon wandering the halls of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce—donning his best '60s attire—in three hilarious Mad Men spoofs.
"We made it for our show [Late Night] because we spoof all the shows," Fallon tells TV Guide Magazine. "We asked the Mad Men people for their blessing and they said you can shoot it on our set if you want to!"
The first promo aired...
Former Survivor castaways are teaming up for the ultimate alliance: to eliminate cancer. The CBS reality show has joined Stand Up 2 Cancer to form a fundraising team for this year's SU2C Team Challenge. The movement is being led by Survivor: Africa winner Ethan Zohn, who embodies the spirit of a true survivor after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma last year.
"That word 'survivor' holds so much meaning in my life," Zohn tells TV Guide Magazine. "Survivor is a game that touches upon every part of you as a human being, but we all know that cancer is not just a game."
Zohn is being joined by...
Jeers to Big Lake for achieving the impossible: making Chris Parnell unfunny.
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During his 1999-2006 tenure at SNL, he was like the second coming of Phil Hartman, a chameleon who held sketches together with dead-on deadpan timing. Parnell finally went viral with the digital short "Lazy Sunday," then exited SNL to explore greener prime time pastures. His outlandish cameos...