Aficionados of Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer suspect that like most TV weddings, the ex-demon's impending nuptials to Xander will hit a snag. "I really don't know if they will ever get to the altar," her portrayer, Emma Caulfield, tells TV Guide Online. "I don't know if [the writers] know, actually! But obviously, if Anya got her powers back, I would imagine domesticity would be out of the question."
Indeed, it is ironic that a man-hating demon whose full-time job was avenging spurned women could now crave marital bliss herself! Then again, such supernatural love matches have worked before. Think of Bewitched's Samantha and Darren or I Dream of Jeannie's bottle blonde and her Major Nelson!
"I think it could be fun," concedes Caulfield. "I don't think it would be normal... It would be [producer]
The ads promoting the new six-episode season of Britain's campy comedy import Absolutely Fabulous (Monday, 9 pm/ET on Comedy Central) proclaim that "Sin is in, Sweetie." But as the show's creator and star tells it, two of Patsy and Edina's favorite bad habits are out.
"I just didn't have quite the desire to smoke as much," writer-director Jennifer Saunders (Edina) tells TV Guide Online. "People kept saying to me, 'Do you want a cigarette?' In the last [season], I remember being desperate to smoke all the time, and this time I just felt, 'I can't be bothered to smoke anymore.' Also, the same with the drinking. The drinking is kind of 'By the way' instead of so highlighted."
Fans of the man-hungry, pill-popping misfits need not worry: The tag-team addicts didn't lose any of their trademark edge during AbFab's five-year hiatus. Patsy (
As the title skirtchaser of Shallow Hal, funnyman Jack Black goes gaga for a plus-size gal who looks like lithe Gwyneth Paltrow through his hypnotized eyes. "It's a simple, sweet message," he says. "Inner beauty is what counts. It's easy to say, but our society's obsessed with image and it's an important message."
That's all well and good, but still, isn't it rather incongruous that the beautiful person within Hal's hefty honey just happens to be a skinny blonde? "I see what you're saying," he cracks. "You have a very good point. The movie's a fraud!"
Turning slightly more serious, he points out: "In the end, he still sees the real her and he says, 'Wait a second, I love her.'" (By the by, we're not betraying any plot twists here, folks. As with many flicks these days,
Diehard X-Files fans are still recovering from last May's shocking season finale, which found Mulder and Scully sealing their eight-year-long (frustratingly platonic) partnership with a humdinger of a kiss. Further setting X-Philes' hearts aflutter was the strong inference that the baby boy Scully (Gillian Anderson) had just delivered was fathered by David Duchovny's UFO chasin' alter ego. But now, on the eve of the show's two-part ninth-season premiere (Part 1 airs Sunday at 9 pm/ET on Fox), reality has begun to set in: Mulder's gone (Duchovny's off making movies), leaving Scully nursing a broken heart — not to mention one downright spooky tot. And if that wasn't bad enough, the single mom also has to contend with the warrior princess herself —
In 1994, Rob Morrow shocked many by exiting the quirky drama Northern Exposure, for which he had earned two Emmy nods. Since then, aside from a role in Robert Redford's Quiz Show, he has kept a relatively low profile, something which is about to change as the actor-director delivers projects to the small, big and really big screens.
For starters, there's Maze (opening Friday in 10 cities), a film that originally premiered on the Starz network. The drama which finds Morrow serving as both director and star tells the tale of a brilliant artist, afflicted with Tourette's syndrome, who is conflicted by feelings for his best bud's girl.
"I initiated this film about six years ago, and turned d
Best known as Cuban lothario Luis Rivera on Suddenly Susan, Nestor Carbonell seems typecast as a Hispanic hotpants. Not that he minds it all that much. "Susan was a really great break for me," the actor tells TV Guide Online. "It opened other doors, including The Tick" his new comedy debuting tonight at 8:30 pm/ET on Fox. "I would not have been able to work on The Tick had it not been for Suddenly Susan."
A cleverly-done superhero satire, The Tick starring Seinfeld's Patrick Warburton as the titular bugman finds Carbonell in a familiar role. "I play a character named Bat Manuel," he laughs. "This is a real parody of the Latino stereotype. Again, a real skirtchaser who makes no bones about it."
Storm clouds are gathering over Laura Innes's ER alter ego Dr. Kerry Weaver and we're not referring to the secret surrounding her sexual orientation. Next week's action-packed episode "Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain" finds the stern doc caught in the middle of a raging thunderstorm.
"I'm stuck in an ambulance with a pregnant woman who's been stabbed," the Emmy-nominated actress-director explains to TV Guide Online. "We're trapped by live electrical wires that have fallen down. It was very intense and I got to be an action lady for a while."
As thrilling as the elaborate sequence was to shoot, Innes concedes that the special effects were toll-taking. "I did hate the rain part," she sighs. "You're standing out in the cold and you hear them say for the 75th time, 'Start the rain machines!' You think, 'No, please!' A crew member cam
Here's a shocker: Even the brainchild behind Fox's raunchy and critically reviled Temptation Island has standards. Executive producer Chris Cowan tells TV Guide Online that when it comes to deplorable reality shows, one program stands head and shoulders above the rest: NBC's modest summer hidden-camera hit Spy TV.
"Spy TV sucks," he seethes. "That show is awful." However, while critics thumbed their noses at the series on moral grounds TV Guide's Matt Roush griped that "Spy TV finds sadistic new spins on hidden-camera high jinks" Cowan takes issue with it on a creative level. "[The producers] don't understand where the joke is. They have such an opportunity; the concepts are so good. [But then] they're ready to pull the joke and they either reveal it too soon or reveal it too flat. They didn't get enough complexity in the joke, they don't know where the laugh is, there's way too much voiceover, they don't tr
Nobody was surprised last week when the Samburu schism resulted in Linda Spencer's ouster from Survivor: Africa. "We were split into two alliances along generational lines, as you know, and it happened too early and too quickly," the 44-year-old career counselor reminds TV Guide Online. "That was not a good idea. The lack of Lady Luck entered into the picture back when Carl from my alliance was voted off, so the young 'uns had the power."
Now, we know Linda's unwelcome hugs which made neurotic Lindsey bristle and her reluctance to act as Silas's "doormat" made her unpopular with the brat pack. But surely it was all that annoying New Age-y chatter about 'Mother Africa' and gods and goddesses that sealed her fate!
"I was not accurately portrayed," Linda counters. "In the third episode, which was called 'The Gods Are Angry,' the editors went overboard and made it sound like every tim
Is Peter and Bobby Farrelly's Shallow Hal a clever take on the lives of plus-size women or just a one-note fat joke à la the Nutty Professor movies?
"The message of the film is that it doesn't matter if you're extremely overweight or not," insists Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Jack Black's Rubenesque girlfriend. "That we feel it's unacceptable is this ridiculous thing that is sociologically imposed on all of us, when it has nothing to do with who the person actually is.
"I didn't feel at