The TV medical drama may have hit hard times lately, with Mercy, Miami Medical and Three Rivers all limping off the air. But Boston Med (Thursday, 10/9c, ABC) reminds us truth is often much more compelling than recycled fiction...
In commercials for the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (airing Sunday, August 15, 10/9c), the actor gamely acknowledges the abundance of material that is likely to be slung at him at the legendary no-holds-barred event: Knight Rider, Baywatch, the undying devotion of his German fans to his music and, of course, "the video." That's the infamous clip from 2007 in which one of Hasselhoff's two daughters pleads with her shirtless, intoxicated father to stop drinking, all while he munches on a hamburger. It will all be easy fodder for confirmed roasters like...
Despite Charlie Sheen's recent legal woes and seemingly tense contract negotiations, he will return to work next week as Season 8 of Two and a Half Men goes into production. And if there's anyone happier than Sheen to put this awkward period behind him, it's executive producer Chuck Lorre...
Smallville executive producer Kelly Souders tells me "by the end of episode 3, Oliver's life is going to change forever." Uh oh. Might that mean that's the episode in which Smallville finally rights DC Comics lore and does away with the character of Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), who isn't a series regular this season? Could be, which would open the door to a romance between Oliver's Green Arrow and Black Canary, two super friends who end up together in the comics...
This summer's press tour journal starts with CBS, where "stability is a good thing," this understatement coming courtesy of entertainment pres Nina Tassler, kicking off the network portion of the Television Critics Association gathering on Tuesday. (As opposed to the disarray over at ABC, whose turn comes Sunday, after having been rocked this week by the sudden ouster of its programming boss Steve McPherson.)
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CBS is playing to its traditional strengths this fall with a lineup of new legal and crime dramas and conventional laugh-tracky sitcoms. No critical breakthroughs on the order of The Good Wife, but there's every reason to believe commercially crafted shows like the Hawaii Five-0 "reboot" (don't call it a "remake") and the buddy-lawyer Vegas romp The Defenders will carry on the Eye tradition of mainstream populist escapist success...
How I Met Your Mother
Concerned that their show had become too "sitcom-my" last season, lacking the emotional growth of the show's earlier years, How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have mapped out a pivotal sixth season that, says Bays, will be "more emotionally invested in these characters' lives and tweak the larger mystery of the series in a way that we've never done before...
Joshua Gomez and Zachary Levi
If you didn't get a chance to travel to San Diego for this past weekend's Comic-Con celebration, or if you just want to relive some of your favorite moments, TV Guide Magazine has you covered! Check out highlights of the best parties and panels, from Chuck stars Zachary Levi and Josh Gomez at the Nerd Party, to TV Guide Magazine Hot List panelists Summer Glau and Julie Benz.
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James Badge Dale
(Friday, 9/8c, Syfy) Colin Ferguson directs this week's episode, which may explain why Sheriff Carter is off to Harvard to visit Zoe for the week. While he's away, the town celebrates Space Week—but as usual, things go awry. This week's culprit: guest star Jamie Kennedy, whose self-propagating oxygen device begins to affect the atmosphere, threatening to incinerate the put-upon town...
Bazinga! Jim Parsons makes a Big Bang as he returns to TV Guide Magazine's Cubicle Confessions for his second visit! Parsons discusses his childhood, odd jobs (including a Whole Foods cashier) and the on-set ping-pong tournament between the show's cast members. Check out the video below...
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn
Cheers to Project Runway for letting out the seams.
The eighth season of Heidi Klum's Emmy-nominated reality show debuts on Lifetime July 29 at 9/8c in a new, 90-minute format. Unlike the heavily padded Bachelorette or Biggest Loser, this is one unscripted franchise that benefits from an extended running time. The opener allows plenty of room to meet the 17 new contestants, who include...