Winter TV


Castle Scoop: Who's Playing Rick's Father?

Nathan Fillion, James Brolin

Castle fans may want to clear their schedules on Monday, Feb. 25. That's the day viewers will finally meet Rick Castle's father!

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Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor James Brolin has been tapped to play the elder Castle, TVGuide.com has learned. Although details about his character and background are being shrouded in mystery, we do know that Brolin's character will figure into the second half of next month's two-parter... read more

Anthony Bourdain's The Taste Strategy: "Make Those Jaded Sons of B----es Cry"

The Taste

What is the secret ingredient that Anthony Bourdain wants his team to use on The Taste? Tears.

When ABC's new cooking competition show kicks off Tuesday at 8/7c, Bourdain and three other judges — British TV cook Nigella Lawson, Ludo Bites America's Ludo Lefebvre and former Top Chef competitor Brian Malarkey — will taste-test one bite of food from each of 29 hopefuls competing for one of only 16 spots on the judges' teams. But the tastings will be conducted blind, which means the judges won't know if a professional chef or a self-taught home cook prepared the dish.

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Parenthood Boss Jason Katims: "I'm Hopeful That We'll Get a Season 5"

Monica Potter, Peter Krause

Parenthood has kept fans reaching for the tissues week after week throughout its three-year run. But showrunner Jason Katims remembers the exact moment he knew Season 4 was clicking with fans.

"I think it was the way the Christmas episode was teased the week before, where Kristina was rushed to the hospital. Before that week, people really felt like that Kristina might die in that episode, and it was really kind of... read more

The Cast of Private Practice Says Farewell After Six Seasons

Private Practice

After six seasons, 111 episodes, a backdoor pilot and a revolving door of men, Private Practice will go off the air Tuesday at 10/9c on ABC with Addison finally getting her happy ending: She's getting married to someone she loves — and won't cheat on. (Sorry, Derek!)

Private Practice's series finale to feature Addison's wedding

Addison Forbes Montgomery (Kate Walsh) is set to wed Jake Reilly (Benjamin Bratt), and actually will make it down the aisle. There will be no last-minute change-ups, snafus or curveballs as executive producer Shonda Rhimes has liked to throw at Private fans over the years. TVGuide.com was on set for the momentous occasion, where the cast waxed poetic on saying goodbye to the Oceanside Seaside Wellness group we've come to know and love over the years. What's next for Walsh & Co.? Will they cross over to Grey's Anatomy? And what has it been like saying goodbye? Get the scoop: read more

Switched at Birth Scoop on Daphne's "Profound" Struggle and the All-ASL Episode

Katie Leclerc

Upon learning that Switched at Birth would be doing an episode told entirely through sign language this season, the show's hearing cast members weren't sure quite what was in store.

"My reaction was, 'Well, it looks like I'm not going to have a whole lot to do," Lucas Grabeel told TVGuide.com with a laugh. "I'm going to have some time off."

Added Vanessa Marano: "All I know is... read more

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.

Hawaii Five-0 boss on turning over the crime-solving to the fans

"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

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