Jodi Lyn O'Keefe with Kunal Nayyar, The Big Bang Theory
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe is going from Prison Break bad girl to sitcom working girl, with a guest-starring turn on this Monday's The Big Bang Theory (8 pm/ET, CBS). O'Keefe gave us a look at exactly who of the Big Bangers she'll "do business" with, as well as shared a glimpse at her return to prison.
TVGuide.com: Had you seen The Big Bang Theory before?
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe: Oh yes. I'm [series creator] Chuck Lorre's biggest fan, and have been working with him my whole life. He usually brings me on to the shows that he's doing to either guest-star or recur. I couldn't be happier.
TVGuide.com: Right, you've been on Two and a Half Men...
O'Keefe: Twice, and I recurred on Dharma & Greg.... I adore Chuck — he is one of the funniest men in Hollywood. He really knows how to write.
TVGuide.com: Let's talk about Big Bang Theory's Mikayla.
O'Keefe: I'm a hooker ...
At last week's Desperate Housewives panel at Paley Fest, series creator Marc Cherry teased that "a major character from the first and second season comes back for the final five minutes of the [season] finale" (which airs May 17, on ABC). Cherry's use of the phrase "from the first and second season" is clever, as there are quite a few former cast members who fall into that category. Make the jump to review our list of suspects and then chime in on who you think it might be booked for an encore.
Chuck's second-season finale is quickly approaching, and with no word on a third season pickup, this could be the last hour of the series. Joshua Gomez, who plays Chuck's BFF, Morgan, spoke with TVGuide.com about the "epic" finale, including how Morgan feels about leaving the Buy More, what he really thinks about his bromance with Chuck, and when (if ever) Morgan will find out about Chuck's secret life. Chuck's season finale airs Monday at 8 pm/ET on NBC.
TVGuide.com: Are you excited to see the finale?
Joshua Gomez: I'm really curious to see what the fans think of it. I know everybody kind of felt that this past episode was sort of a finale-esque...
Adrian Pasdar, Heroes
At least one Heroes cast member thinks the news that NBC is cutting the show's fourth-season episode count is a good thing.
Adrian Pasdar, who plays flying U.S. Senator Nathan Petrelli, said after working on such a long production schedule this season, shooting only 18 episodes will be "a relief."
"If things start shifting around, they can always add more at the end, but doing 25 episodes this year was nearly 11 months of work," he said. "We love the work, but in order for the quality to be maintained, you can't just keep grinding it out.
"The pacing will be a little better — we were sometimes shooting three episodes at once, and there's no way that something doesn't slip through the cracks," Pasdar said. "It just gets crazy."
Pasdar's character is ...
This week on the CW's Smallville (Thursdays, 8 pm/ET), the increasingly intrepid reporter Lois Lane decides that to "catch" a superhero, one must become one. Literally. In Part 1 of our Q&A with Erica Durance, the actress discusses Lois' wild plan, shares the secrets behind her skintight outfit, and previews Smallville's next step toward the Superman mythology's famous love "triangle."
TVGuide.com: Let's talk about this week's episode, "Stiletto": What is Lois up to?
Erica Durance: [Laughs] When I got this script I had such a good laugh, and I was so excited. Just the whole aspect that Lois gets this bright idea of, "What other way to get a story than be the story?" Once again, she gets into a fight and has to ...
Henry, Betty's old flame who left her and moved to Arizona, will be back, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Christopher Gorham, the actor who plays Henry, will appear in the May 21 season finale of Ugly Betty. But he's not coming back alone. On a trip to New York City, Henry and his new girlfriend, Chloe, meet up with Betty and her boyfriend, Matt. Jealousy ensues.
Kevin McKidd, Grey's Anatomy
In part 2 of our video Q&A with Kevin McKidd, the Grey's Anatomy star weighs in on the last episode, in which Owen and Cristina finally hit the sheets. Why the wait? "They both know deep down that this isn't just a quickie in the on-call room," he says. "There's really something going on [between them]."
McKidd also shares his thoughts on who will and won't be getting married in the May 7 episode, then gets a good laugh from our question about the "going away party" for T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl.
Lastly, the Scotsman previews how Owen will set out to mentor Alex, only to see great potential in another aspiring surgeon — George — as the Seattle Grace staff contends with a war zone-like multiple traumas situation.
Watch and discuss McKidd's video after the jump.
Josh Hopkins, Private Practice
This Thursday at 10 pm/ET, ABC's Private Practice returns with the penultimate episode of its second season. Will Addison act on her urges with the married Noah? As his wife endures a difficult pregnancy? Josh Hopkins shared a look at the torrid twists ahead. Plus: What does he not miss about his Swingtown days?
TVGuide.com: Call me old fashioned, but I'm not really feeling the romance here in the Addison-Noah story. So sell me on it. Should I be rooting for this illicit hook-up?
Josh Hopkins: I don't know that you should be rooting for it or not, but it makes for interesting TV. It's just such a real-life situation where someone has the very best intentions, but ...
Monica Raymund with Tim Roth
Coming up on Fox's Lie to Me (Wednesdays, 8 pm/ET), Cal and The Lightman Group not only will hack away at more half-truths and ferret out many fibs, they'll also welcome some new if familiar faces — namely, those belong to Jennifer Beals (The L Word) and Mekhi Phifer (ER). Monica Raymund, who plays Ria Torres, a relative rookie when it comes to deception detection, previews the episodes to come.
TVGuide.com: Do you feel like your own story parallels that of Ria Torres? An airport security guard is picked to work alongside the brilliant cal Lightman, whereas Monica Raymund is picked to star on a series with Tim Roth?
Monica Raymund: It absolutely is a parallel life. I had just come out of school in may 2008 when they plucked me up and put me on this show. It was the same deal with Torres — she has a very natural ability but not a lot of experience, and is kind of the rookie of the group.
TVGuide.com: Let's preview some of the episodes coming up. This week, Torres and Foster investigate a shooting tied to rival rappers....
Raymund: Yes, there is a rivalry between two rap artists and ...
Michael Weatherly (NCIS), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes)
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We've been teased big happenings with NCIS' Tony and Ziva, and I'm all for that, but need I be worrying so much? — Kate
MATT: I finally got NCIS boss Shane Brennan to dish on "Tiva," and it looks like you might be left to fret all summer long. He told me, "What happens over these next episodes is an evolution of their relationship — though perhaps more extreme than you would get in your normal [workplace]. These people do carry guns!" Then, in the wake of specific events of the May 19 season-ender, he said, "It's up to the audience to decide, and they will over the summer, what might happen [next]. But everything has a life, and eventually things end." Listen very carefully to Brennan's coda here: "Now, if you think I just said that Tiva's going to end, I didn't."
I've heard that Heroes' Volume 4 ends with a major death. Any tease? — Eric
TIM: You're half-right. Of course, not everyone who dies stays dead. Except those who do. Also, look for one character to ...