Matt LeBlanc is a pretty big jerk on Episodes, and not in the neurotic Larry David-on-Curb Your Enthusiasm-kind of way. In the Showtime comedy, LeBlanc plays himself as a lame-brained has-been — with a stinky Joey cologne line to match — but also a womanizer, bum dad, and most recently, the kind of guy who sleeps with his friend's wife without remorse.
It's a complicated if depressing alter ego to take on, and certainly one attention-grabbing way for the real-life LeBlanc to jump back into the spotlight following the 2006 failure of Joey. Executive producers David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik say that they didn't craft the part around the real LeBlanc, who in person is pleasant but serious, relaxed but not overly friendly. "Occasionally, he'll be playful, but he's not Joey," Klarik says.
Are the creators of Showtime's Episodes bitter? They don't think so!
"Fake Matt is...
Camille Grammer says it's not easy to play yourself.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 42, will parody her reality TV persona when she guest-stars on $#*! My Dad Says as — you guessed it — a divorced reality star named Camille searching for a new home.
Exclusive: Camille Grammer to guest-star on $#*! My Dad Says
"It definitely lampoons the whole reality genre," she tells TVGuide.com. "There's some line that my so-called producer says: 'Camille's been rehearsing her spontaneous moment.' So I found that to be very funny."
Still, she "found it difficult" to play a semblance of herself. Grammer also initially felt uneasy about the role, largely because of how she feels she's been perceived on Real Housewives."I wasn't sure what part of me they wanted to see," she says. "You make fun of yourself and you laugh and...
Ian Somerhalder and Dawn Olivieri
What's it like being the girlfriend of a vampire? Vampire Diaries' actress Dawn Oliveri compares it to harboring a criminal.
After laying eyes on the sexy reporter, Damon compelled Andie (Olivieri) to become his girlfriend and forget everything he ever tells her. In Thursday's episode, Andie will unknowingly help Damon attempt to kill Elijah. Will she ever realize that's she under Damon's spell? And also, that she's being nibbled on nightly? Olivieri says there are moments where Andie will struggle to come out of her comatose state and eventually she'll try to get to the bottom of what's really going down in Mystic Falls. TVGuide.com spoke to the actress about Andie's fate and how long she expects to stick around on the CW series....
The Good Wife
Spoiler Alert: The following reveals major plot points of Tuesday night's episode of The Good Wife.
The Good Wife didn't have to step into the courtroom once Tuesday night to provide some major intrigue for viewers.
On the Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) versus Blake (Scott Porter) front, the dueling investigators got as close as they probably ever will to doing the deed. Right after Kalinda received tempting personal (and professional) offers from FBI agent Lana Delaney (Jill Flint) in a dark hotel room, Kalinda only had to walk down the hall to...
For two of Survivor's most infamous contestants, there's much more at stake this season than hidden immunity idols and the $1 million prize. In addition to allowing players a chance to return to the game after elimination via the new Redemption Island, Survivor: Redemption Island welcomes back two of the show's biggest villains. After first going head-to-head last year on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, "Boston" Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz will duke it out once again, this time surrounded by 16 newbies. So who will come out on top? We compare stats to see what they need to do to outwit, outplay and outlast...
Gilles Marini may have come in second place on Dancing with the Stars, but that didn't make him any less nervous to step back into his dancing shoes for an upcoming appearance on Royal Pains. "It was like, 'Oh God, now they are going to think I can do that. Hopefully, the choreography comes into...
Oprah Winfrey will get another emotional visit from the past... but not from a long-lost relative.
The talk show host will reunite with Iyanla Vanzant, an inspirational speaker and spiritual life coach who was featured regularly on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late '90s, in the days before Dr. Phil McGraw. Vanzant is one of the founders of the Inner Vision spiritual workshop along with her daughter, Gemmia Vanzant, who died in 2003 of cancer.
Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen
Residents of Portlandia will continue to get their quirk on, thanks to IFC's renewal of the comedy Monday.
Three episodes into the original six-episode freshman season, IFC has ordered a 10-episode second season that will debut in January. The first three episodes were viewed by 1.1 million total viewers.