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Katee Sackhoff + 24 = Out-of-This-World Casting

Katee Sackhoff

The producers of 24 have given Season 8 a shot of Starbuck, by adding Battlestar Galactica bad-ass Katee Sackhoff to the next cycle's already sharp-looking cast.

Sackhoff will play ... read more

Lost's Charlie Appears to Be Alive in New ABC Promo

Dominic Monaghan in the "ABC House" promo

Charlie Pace is alive and kicking... a foosball around, in a new ABC promo that raises big questions about the Lost character's mortality.

In the latest installment of the network's "ABC House" campaign, Charlie (played by Dominic Monaghan) is teamed with Courteney Cox Arquette's Cougar Town cougar, Jules, in a table soccer match against Grey's Anatomy's McDreamy and Ed O'Neill's Modern Family patriarch.

Following a dispute over a goal — Jules is accused of "spinning" — Derek warns Charlie, "You are so dead." Charlie then turns to Jules to say, "Actually, I was."

Um, was?

Since tragically yet heroically drowning at the Looking Glass Station in Lost's Season 3 finale, Charlie has ... read more

24 Hires Mykelti Williamson to Take Charge of CTU

Mykelti Williamson

The late Bill Buchanan's heir apparent has been named, and it's Mykelti Williamson.

The actor, whose credits include TV's Boomtown and CSI: NY and the Sundance hit Black Dynamite, is joining Fox's 24 in the series regular role of ... read more

Chenoweth Scores Date with Twelve Men, Plus the Latest on Her Glee Gig

Kristin Chenoweth

Tony winner and former Daisies pusher Kristin Chenoweth has landed the lead in Twelve Men of Christmas, a Lifetime original movie to premiere in December, as part of the cabler's "Fa La La La Lifetime" holiday event.

"Kristin Chenoweth is a force of nature with a unique charm, wit and warmth that make her the perfect choice," Lifetime senior VP of original programming Tanya Lopez says of the casting.

Based on Decent Exposure, a novel by Phillipa Ashley, Twelve Men finds Chenoweth playing ... read more

Will 24's Jack Bauer Pass the Torch to Freddie Prinze Jr.?

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Jack Bauer? He's all that in the eyes of a new CTU agent to be played by Freddie Prinze Jr., the latest actor to sign on for 24's eighth season.

A star of such films as She's All That and two Scooby-Doos — where he played opposite lady love Sarah Michelle Gellar — and the short-lived sitcom Freddie, Prinze Jr. joins the Fox drama as Davis Cole, a Marine who now ... read more

24 Adds Jennifer Westfeldt, Others to Big Apple Adventure

Jennifer Westfeldt, Chris Diamantopoulos

The cast for 24's eighth season, to be set (if not entirely filmed) in New York City, is starting to assemble.

Jennifer Westfeldt, who had a memorable guest-starring arc on Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice this season — and who gets to call Mad Man Jon Hamm her beau — will fill the recurring role of Meredith Reed.

Described by the Hollywood Reporter as "an ambitious journalist," Reed has ties to ... read more

TNT to Follow Up Summer Debuts with Romano's Men, Possible E.T. Invasion from Spielberg and More

Steven Spielberg, Ray Romano and Charles S. Dutton

Leverage and Raising the Bar return to TNT this summer for their sophomore seasons, while three new shows make their debut.

The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, and Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter, are also among the cabler's returning original series.

As for new fare, TNT is rolling out this summer HawthoRNe, a medical drama fronted by Jada Pinkett Smith; Dark Blue, a police drama led by Dylan McDermott (The Practice); and Wedding Day, a reality series from Mark Burnett.

The cabler's development slate for the 2009-10 season and beyond, meawhile, is both out-of-this-world and down-to-earth.

The dramedy Men of a Certain Age — starring Ray Romano (also a creator on the series), Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula — has been greenlit and tabbed for ... read more

United States of Tara: "Sometimes Real Life Isn't PG"

United States of Tara

Showtime's United States of Tara tackles fresh territory with its portrayal of a woman with dissociative identity disorder (DID, played by Toni Collette) through the prism of a suburban family. TVGuide.com spoke with co-writer Alexa Junge (Friends, West Wing) and Brie Larson (who plays Tara's daughter, Kate) on how the show balances quirky moments and the delicate subject material, what it was like working with the show's creator and co-writer, Diablo Cody, and why real life isn't PG.

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Lost? Catch Up with Our Season 5 Refresher

Lost

We're at the midpoint of Lost's fifth and penultimate season, and with no new episode this week, it's time to take a cleansing breath and see how far we've come. Let's examine the major plot points and revelations of each episode. Then, check out our burning questions about the first half of the season, and give us your two cents in the comments section.

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Tate Donovan: "Tough Decisions" Ahead for Damages' Tom

Tate Donovan

Tate Donovan always plays the nice guy. Remember The O.C.'s Jimmy Cooper? Friends' Joshua? His character on Damages (Wednesdays at 10 pm/ET, FX) might have gotten his hands dirty a time or two, but he's a regular saint compared to his colleagues. But is that about to change? We chatted with Donovan to get his take on swimming with the sharks, and to see how close his character comes to the dark side before the season wraps.

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