House, Fringe, Terra Nova
Want to know if your favorite Fox show will be back next season? You're going to have to wait a little while longer.
In particular, the fates of House, Fringe and freshman series Terra Nova remain undecided, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly told reporters Sunday at the winter TV previews. "We've done a good job of avoiding some of these big decisions," Reilly said with a laugh. "I do feel fortunate that we have some high-class problems."
House preps for the end
House's future has been in question since Reilly first announced a year ago that the show's eighth season may be its last. But Reilly says
J.J. Abrams is heading back to an island, just not the island.
"In theory, any land mass is an island, so you could argue that every show ever made [is like Lost]," Abrams told reporters at the winter TV previews. "The Mary Tyler Moore Show was much like Lost!"
That said, the man who brought ABC's island mystery to life has set his sights on another land mass for Fox's Alcatraz.
Alcatraz focuses on a day in 1963 at the notorious San Francisco prison when more than 300 guards and prisoners vanished into thin air. In each episode...
Touch, Kiefer Sutherland
Here's the one thing Kiefer Sutherland and Tim Kring would like you to know about their forthcoming Fox series Touch: It's nothing like 24. (Although we had fun trying to draw comparisons!)
Whereas the terrorist-destroying, world-saving hero Jack Bauer was the model of pent-up angst and repressed emotion, Sutherland's new alter ego, Martin Bohm, is the exact opposite. Touch, the latest from Heroes boss Kring, tells the story of widower Martin Bohm, the father of a mute son who harbors the uncanny ability to connect patterns and discover the meaning behind seemingly unrelated events happening all over the world.
Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin
Jill Zarin may have been fired from The Real Housewives of New York City earlier this year after four seasons, but Bethenny Frankel isn't worried about her former co-star (and ex-BFF).
"She's a survivor and she is definitely well-to-do," Frankel told reporters at Bravo's winter TV previews Saturday. "I don't think she's worried about finding a job."
Bravo axes four Real Housewives of New York City castmembers
Zarin, 48, was one of four New York cast members fired in September after the fourth season. Frankel, 41, left the series in 2010 to film her own spin-off, Bethenny Ever After. Frankel and Zarin had a falling out shortly before Season 3 began filming. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week, Zarin said she felt she deserved a finder's fee for...
Don Cheadle realizes he's best known for dramatic roles in such films as Crash, Hotel Rwanda and Traffic. But he finds it odd that so many viewers aren't expecting to see him flex his comedic muscles from him in his new series House of Lies.
"I do it all the time around my friends," he tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "It's not a...
Andy Cohen, Russell Armstrong
Less than five months after the suicide of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills husband Russell Armstrong, executive producer and Bravo executive Andy Cohen defended how the show handled the situation at Bravo's winter TV previews Saturday.
"I think what emerged is a story of a woman trying to extricate herself from a marriage, in which she was unhappy, in which domestic violence was...
Where have all the harsh judges gone? Following Simon Cowell's 9-year mean streak on American Idol, it's become increasingly difficult to find a tough-talking judge on singing competition shows like The X Factor and Idol.
However, The Voice's four coaches insist they're getting tougher this time around.
"This year, we are diving more into critiquing. ... You see us more in depth in the coaching process," Christina Aguilera told reporters at NBC's Winter TV preview Friday. "I think this year you're going to see it more. Last year we were all finding our...
Are You There, Chelsea?
Chelsea Handler thinks that Laura Prepon plays a much better Chelsea Handler than she ever did.
On NBC's new comedy Are You There, Chelsea?, which is based on Handler's saucier titled book Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, Prepon (That '70s Show) plays a twentysomething version of Handler who, in the premiere episode, is arrested for drunk driving. (In a nice twist, Handler herself plays Chelsea's put-upon sister Sloane.)