Grey's Anatomy will have a new patient this winter — and he won't be an easy one to treat. Eric Stoltz will be rolled in to Seattle Grace's halls as a serial killer in need of serious medical attention, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
More details, after the jump.
Patricia Arquette (Medium), Donald Trump (Celebrity Apprentice)
Just days after unveiling "Phase 1" of its plan — which in part brought back Friday Night Lights and set a start date for Nigel Lythgoe's Superstars of Dance — NBC has followed through with the continuation of its midseason tweaking.
Of most immediate important to many of you, I imagine, is the return date — Feb. 2 — for Medium, which will air Mondays at 10 pm/ET. There, it will cap a night featuring fresh episodes of Chuck (which returns with a 3-D episode) and Heroes (which will be launching its new "Fugitives" volume).
The other headline here is ...
Bret Harrison, Reaper
Reaper has finally reaped some real estate on the CW's schedule.
The demon bounty-hunting dramedy's second season will premiere March 17. Read more about that and the netlet's other midseason plans, after the jump.
The latest salvo in ABC's multi-pronged midseason announcement details the premiere dates for four new series, while leaving the fates of three "lame ducks" in question. Get all the details after the jump.
Leaving only ABC and the CW to show their hands, CBS unveiled its laundry list of midseason tweaks on Tuesday, and outside of naming an "official" replacement for The Ex List, there's little to raise an eyebrow at. In fact, only four days of the week — the Saturday wasteland included — are touched.
Get all the details, after the jump.
Will Smith and Barbara Walters
Who are America's top 10 most fascinating people of 2008? Barbara Walters has made her picks (and no, we're not on it...yet), and she's featuring them all in her annual hour-long ABC special December 4 at 10 pm/ET.
In Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008, the View cohost and interview queen is highlighting ten leaders in pop culture, sports, politics and entertainment and getting up close with them on their professional achievements, personal lives and public personae.
Walters has announced her top nine, leaving the number one most fascinating person of 2008 to be revealed during the program. Weigh in on her picks, after the jump.
John Doman and Clarke Peters
Cheers to Damages for signing two veterans of The Wire for its Season 2 cast. Read, discuss and vote on this complete Cheer after the jump.
Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, American Idol
With the eighth season of American Idol now just six weeks away, comments from Simon Cowell and a network exec — as well as a new promo — offer a peek at how things might be just a bit different this time around, especially in the wake of last winter's nine percent dip in the key demos.
Speaking about Kara DioGuardi, the singer-songwriter who will join him, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson on the dais this year, Cowell tells TV's Extra, "She's mouthy, this girl. I'm beginning to ...
Friday Night Lights hits NBC sooner rather than later (Jan. 16, to be exact).
NBC's midseason slate will bring viewers a largely revamped January, sidelining a handful of shows to make room for some new programming. Also on tap is a pair of Saturday Night Live specials.
The splashiest newcomer is So You Think You Can Dance boss Nigel Lythgoe's Superstars of the Dance — fancied as an internationally flavored "Olympic dance-off" and hosted by Michael Flatley — which premieres Sunday, Jan. 9, before moving to Mondays. There, it will air for several weeks from 8 to 10 pm/ET, bumping both Chuck and Heroes ...
Patrick Swayze's progress in his cancer treatment is something to celebrate, but Sunday night the cause for celebration was wrapping filming on his new TV show, The Beast.
Swayze actually filmed his last scene Monday, but the Dirty Dancing star and his wife turned up at the wrap party at Chicago hot spot Underground on Sunday, according to Us.
More details after the jump.