Emily VanCamp, Barry Sloane
As Revenge's new hunk on the block, Barry Sloane knows his character, Aiden Mathis, may be walking on very thin ice that could crack come February. It doesn't help that creator Mike Kelley says Mathis "may play a part in what happened in the flash-forward with Jack's boat."
Is there a more perfect Lifetime movie property than Steel Magnolias? This tragicomic celebration of female bonding through gossipy good times and bad, all while getting their hair done at Truvy's Beauty Spot in suburban Louisiana, has been a crowd-pleaser since its first incarnation as an off-Broadway stage play (my preferred version, where the men are kept entirely offstage). The epitome of a leave-'em-laughing-while-weeping heart-warmer, Magnolias reached its pop-cultural apex in the all-star 1989 film version, but its can't-miss universality is underscored in Lifetime's oddly genteel but ultimately affecting new TV-movie (Sunday, 9/8c), whose big twist is in the casting of an all African-American ensemble.
Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells
The 2012-2013 TV lineup features the highest percentage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters on broadcast networks in prime time, GLAAD announced Friday.
According to the organization's annual "Where We Are On TV" study, LGBT characters make up 4.4 percent of regulars on scripted series this season on the five broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW), up from less than 3 percent last year. ABC leads the way with 5.2 percent, while CBS is last with 2.8 percent.
Crash & Bernstein
Disney XD's unconventional new series Crash & Bernstein is a buddy comedy — if you can call a kid and his talking puppet "buddies." The show, which premieres Monday, Oct. 8 at 8:30/7:30c, centers on young Wyatt Bernstein, the only boy among four siblings, who finds a surrogate brother in his new puppet.
Cartoon Network anniversary
Cartoon Network celebrated is 20th birthday on Monday and has big plans to keep the party going this month. For the next four weekends, the network will have special birthday-themed programming, along with fan voting at cartoonnetwork.com for favorite shows and characters. Winners will be revealed on air the weekend of Nov. 3-4.
You can fire her. But you can't stop her. Soap superstar Eileen Davidson, who returns to Days of Our Lives on Thursday, Oct. 11 as nutty hell-raiser Kristen Blake, hasn't been on the NBC serial in 14 years. And she wouldn't be on it now if she hadn't been unceremoniously dumped from her long-running role as heroine Ashley Abbott on CBS's The Young and the Restless.
Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Capshaw
Attention, Grey's Anatomy fans: There's hope for Calzona.
Showrunner Shonda Rhimes defended her decision to have Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) lose her leg as a result of last season's plane crash in a blog entry Thursday. While the amputation may be a temporary setback (to say the least) for Arizona's relationship with her wife, Callie (Sara Ramirez), Rhimes promises that this won't be the end of the line for the couple.
No-nonsense mother of three M'Lynn Eatenton (Queen Latifah) is hosting a joyful Christmas bash in her Louisiana home when she gets some hard-to-hear news: Her diabetic, newlywed daughter Shelby (Condola Rashad) is pregnant, a condition that she might not survive. Thankfully, M'Lynn is not alone: Her friends wrap her in a cocoon of love and support. Sound familiar?
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