Winter TV


The Following: Violent Serial Killer Drama or Tragic Love Story?

Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy

Chances are you've probably heard a lot about Fox's new serial killer drama The Following.

It's violent. It's suspenseful. It's often terrifying. And someone does something unimaginable with an ice pick in the very first episode. But according to creator and executive producer Kevin Williamson (Dawson's Creek, The Vampire Diaries), it's also a love story.

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The story goes like this: Literature professor Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) brings his obsession with the works of Edgar Allan Poe to life by murdering 14 co-eds before being caught by FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon, making his TV series debut), who now wears a pacemaker as a permanent reminder of the encounter. After beginning and ending a relationship with Carroll's wife Claire (Natalie Zea) and going on an alcohol-soaked downward spiral, Ryan is called back to duty when Carroll escapes from prison just days before he's set to be executed.... read more

Castle: Can Esposito Fill the "Hole" in His Life with Kelly Hu?

John Huertas, Kelly Hu

Castle's Jon Huertas has been thrilled with the opportunity to take a closer look at his character, Detective Javier Esposito, during the ABC drama's fifth season.

Following a Christmas episode that highlighted Esposito's loneliness now that Detective Ryan (Seamus Dever) is married and his booty calls with Lanie (Tamala Jones) have become less frequent, last week's episode featured Esposito taking special interest in an at-risk youth and revealing his character's own troubled upbringing.

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"I thought it was an interesting story line," Huertas tells TVGuide.com. "[It was] something I felt I could relate to. It was nice to be able to show that sometimes someone can come into someone's life and be that instrument of guidance for them to do better. On our show, it's always the male-female type of relationship. So I was really excited that it wasn't about two people falling in love or playing with the idea of love."

That's not to say the issue of Esposito's love life won't be explored. In fact, Monday's episode (10/9c, ABC) finds Esposito taking more than a professional interest in a suspect... read more

Forget Jack the Ripper! Ripper Street Tackles Other Victorian Murders

Jerome Flynn, Matthew Macfadyen and Adam Rothenberg

Despite the show's name, don't expect to see Jack the Ripper cases play a big part on Ripper Street.

That's because the new BBC America crime drama, which kicks off Saturday at 9/8c, takes place in 1889, a good six months after the last murder was attributed to the notorious serial killer. "The whole idea for us setting out on this journey was to really try and actually discard Jack the Ripper, at least in terms of wondering after who he was and trying to catch him..."

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Fringe Series Finale: Did the Team Reset Time?

Fringe

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the series finale of Fringe. Read at your own risk!]

Ever since the moment Peter was erased, Fringe fans had hoped the Fox series would eventually get back to the original timeline with the original Fringe Division we had come to know and love. With the remaining team in 2036 attempting to reset time in order to get rid of The Observers, the series finale proved that traveling back... read more

Exclusive Hawaii Five-0 First Look: Why Is Chin Ho in Prison?

Hawaii Five-0

On Sunday's special post-AFC Championship airing of Hawaii Five-0, Chin Ho Kelly will live out every cop's nightmare: being stuck in prison with the people you've put behind bars.

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"Cops that serve time in here don't do too well," warns a prison guard who's "helping" Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) find answers. Based on the exclusive first look at the episode below, that's a huge understatement.

"We really wanted to put [Chin]  in a situation where he'd have to face his sins," executive producer Peter Lenkov previously told TVGuide.com... read more

CSI: NY's Sela Ward Previews a Heartwarming, "Emotional" Episode for Jo

Sela Ward

Friday's CSI: NY is a bit of a numbers game.

The episode's numerical title, "Nine Thirteen," takes on several meanings. First, it is the ninth season's 13th episode. The number also represents the address of a famed New York building where the crime of the week takes place. (A man who seemingly leaps to his death is discovered to be mimicking a previous suicide at the same address during the 1920s.)

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But the number is most significant to Sela Ward's Jo Danville, who lost her sister in a car accident that happened on Sept. 13. On her day off, Jo learns a shocking secret about her sister's death: She was an organ donor, and the man who received her heart (guest star Johann Urb) has tracked Jo down... read more

Psych Exclusive: Find Out the Fan-Created Tagline for Season 7!

Dule Hill and James Roday

The Psych-Os have spoken!

After 32,000 votes and more than 9,000 submissions, the USA comedy officially has a new, fan-created tagline for Season 7... read more

Scandal Postmortem: Shonda Rhimes Answers Burning Questions!

Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]

President Fitzgerald Grant is less than a day out of his coma and he drops the dreaded "D" word!

That's right, Scandal's Commander in Chief (Tony Goldwyn) wants to do the unthinkable while in office: divorce his wife Mellie (Bellamy Young). Does Fitz's new lease on life mean he hopes to get back together with Olivia (Kerry Washington)? And seriously, can Scandal actually pull off a presidential divorce? TVGuide.com hit the set of Scandal during ABC's winter press tour to get the scoop! read more

Who Won Project Runway All-Stars?

Anthony Ryan Auld, Emilio Sosa and Uli Herzner

Project Runway crowned its second All-Stars champ Thursday night. In a typical all-stars twist to make the competition more difficult (and more torturous!) the remaining three designers only had four days to complete a full mini collection with as many (or few) pieces as they wished using a budget of $3,000.

So did Uli, Emilio or Anthony Ryan win? Let's take a look at the final harrowing runway:

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Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters Return for American Horror Story Season 3

Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will return for American Horror Story's third season, Ryan Murphy told reporters Thursday after a screening of the Season 2 finale.

Paulson and Peters, who have been with the series since Season 1, will join... read more

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