She Bangs! O'Keefe cozies up to Koothrappali.
What happens in Vegas ... apparently will be played for maximum comic effect when the boys of The Big Bang Theory cross paths with Prison Break alumna Jodi Lyn O'Keefe.
In the CBS hitcom's April 27 episode, Leonard and Koothrappali escort a heartbroken Wolowitz to Las Vegas. There, O'Keefe boots the geeks' hard drives as Mikayla, a "working girl" — and not in the Melanie Griffith vein.
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
He who takes a big bite out of global crime soon will take a bite out of the Big Apple; A Fox spokesperson confirms that 24's eighth season will be set in New York City.
Now, before you go buy bus tickets and only add to the glut of tourists who make evening walks through Times Square rather frustrating, know this...
Blindness hasn't been the only challenge for American Idol's Scott MacIntyre. In a visit to the TVGuide.com studio, he said he also suffered from kidney failure for two years and received a life-saving transplant in 2007 — information he did not share with producers on the show.
"It's something I didn't want to bring up during the competition process because I wanted to be judged on my voice and my artistry," he says.
The piano man also talked about stepping out of his comfort zone on his last outing by playing guitar. "[I] had to bring out the shredder for the final performance — you know, going down in a blaze of glory," he says.
Read on and check out the video after the jump.
Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:
* Save the date for Criminal Minds' two-hour season-ender. Plus: What will Hotch & Co. be up against in the finale?
* Is T-Bag's Prison Break run about to end? Robert Knepper previews the show's return.
* From the Mega mailbag: Now that his Life on Mars has expired, what's next for Jason O'Mara? Might a return to The Closer be on tap?
Watch the video, after the jump.
Adele, Ugly Betty
Soul singer Adele will show up in a May episode of Ugly Betty, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
She'll play herself in "In the Stars," in which Betty, Marc and Matt oversee a photo shoot for a YETI assignment that turns into an impromptu wedding.
This week, in the latest entry in TVGuide.com's Getting Lost video series:
* Is Ben not so bad after all? Hear what Michael Emerson has to say about perception-altering moments like those in "Dead Is Dead."
* Speaking of dead, Naomi resurfaces in next week's episode, "Some Like it Hoth." What is Las Vegas alum Marsha Thomason able to reveal about her "encore"?
* Last week's Burning Question — "What happened to Rose and Bernard?" — resulted in quite a consensus of opinion. Find out what the dominant theory is, then see if Lost bosses Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse were willing to confirm or deny!
Watch Getting Lost
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The truth behind a Dollhouse rumor circling the Internet is about as complicated as, well. Adelle DeWitt's appointment book.
The alarmist buzz is that fans of Joss Whedon's latest series are being deprived of seeing one of this season's episodes. Perhaps, the rumor goes, they won't even be getting the proper season finale.
The reality: Fox ordered 13 hours from Joss. The original pilot got scrapped, leaving a dozen to air. And all 12, including the legit season finale ...
Well beyond the immediate aftermath, Kutner's shocking suicide will have lasting repercussions for House, the remainder of his team, and others in the brilliant doc's orbit. But who will be affected, and how? In a conference call with reporters, House creator David Shore, executive producer Katie Jacobs and Kutner's portrayer, Kal Penn, answered burning questions about the latest episode of Fox's hit drama.
Was Kal Penn — who asked off the show to take a job with the White House — taken aback by Kutner's suicide?
"Everyone is always taken aback with every episode of our show," Penn told TVGuide.com. "But obviously yeah, you're connected to the character you play ... so there was more than a little bit of shock and loss when I found out. I was probably as shocked as the audience."
Were other exit storylines batted around?
"We considered many ways to have [Kutner] leave," says David Shore. "Ultimately, this was the story that allowed us to ...
Law & Order: SVU
The good news: NBC has renewed Law & Order: SVU, its highest-rated drama, for an 11th season. The bad news: The network is threatening to replace Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni, according to EW's Michael Ausiello.
This shocking development comes as the two leads have reportedly banded together to negotiate pay increases in the form of a share of the back-end profits. An NBC representative told TVGuide.com that it is their policy not to comment on talent negotiations. While a hard-line threat is a common tactic in salary negotiations, it seems unlikely that NBC would follow through with the firings.
But it raises the question: Could SVU exist without its two popular leads?
We are sad to report that the identity of the actor who is playing the mysterious Dr. William Bell on Fringe has leaked before he could make a surprise appearance on the season finale.
But we are very happy to report that we've confirmed the actor is Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy! Nimoy's casting, as first reported by the FringeTelevision blog, which we hear is all but a done deal at this point, may finally put to rest all those fan-created conspiracy theories about Dr. Bell (He's a cyborg! He's Nina's prosthetic hand! He's Walter!).
Nimoy is no stranger to J.J. Abrams productions: He also reportedly reprises the role of Spock in a cameo for the wunderkind director's Trek reboot, which hits theaters on May 8. Scuttlebutt says he's a time-traveling, "from the future" Spock, who returns to help the young Spock (Heroes' Zachary Quinto).
Nimoy will first appear in the season finale, and will then recur throughout next season.
What do you think of Nimoy's casting? A fanboy's dream? Too nerdy?