Gillian Anderson, Rachael Taylor
There's not a lot of time for character development in the pilot episode of Crisis, NBC's hostage thriller that premieres Sunday. The first hour is more preoccupied with immersing viewers into the action and getting a couple of major twists out of the way than delving into the depths of its major players.
But here's what we do know: A bus of children is taken hostage by a group of highly trained criminals while on a field trip. What do the bad guys want? It's unclear. But the children's parents all hold positions of power in Washington, D.C., ranging from the CEO of a major corporation (Gillian Anderson) to the president of the United States. There's also a nearly unrecognizable Dermot Mulroney playing a shlubby parent chaperone who's an embarrassment to his daughter, but who defies expectations when it comes to the events that unfold. And in a made-for-TV coincidence, the no-nonsense FBI agent in charge of the case, Susie Dunn (Rachael Taylor), is the estranged sister of Anderson's character, Meg Fitch.
James Roday's post-Psych career prospects are looking very good.
The actor is set to star in the CBS relationship comedy pilot Good Session, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Terry O'Quinn, Anthony Edwards
Fans of canceled series Do No Harm, Zero Hour and 666 Park Avenue will be able to get some closure. The shows' final episodes will air on Saturdays beginning in June, The Futon Critic reports.
Question: Zero Hour canceled. OK. I get it. The ratings were too low in that time slot. But then I don't get it. This was, what, a planned 10-episode season? Three down, seven to go. It was always planned to be a mid-season short-run program. Aren't all the episodes already filmed and ready for broadcast? So the ratings are so low that they are willing to call it a complete loss? And execs think that reruns will generate more revenue in that same slot against the same competition? If you are losing the time slot ratings already, how does airing reruns change that result? And why not move shows like this to Saturday? They have already given up on Saturday programming as it is. At least let seasons like this run their course. — Joe
Gillian Anderson and Rachael Taylor
The X Files' Gillian Anderson and 666 Park Avenue's Rachael Taylor have joined the cast of NBC's untitled Rand Ravich pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable is heading to another sibling-centered show.
Annable will guest-star as a hot college professor on an upcoming episode of Fox's Ben and Kate, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Question: I rely on your advice for new shows, so is The Following worth watching? I love Kevin Bacon, but I have given up on The Mentalist because of the whole Red John thing. If they had laid that to rest when it appeared that they did, I would still be watching. It seems like this new show will be very similar, but I haven't heard enough to make a decision. What do you think? — Tom
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovalani
For ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee, the Alphabet network's fall schedule was a bit of a mixed bag.
"We have a lot to shout about and we also have a lot to do," Lee told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter TV previews on Thursday. The network, which finished 2012 in third place behind NBC and Fox, struggled to launch new shows -- new dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue were canceled; Nashville is solid, though Lee wishes he had more viewers in the 35-to-49 demographic — and saw previous ratings juggernaut Dancing with the Stars slide to new lows. "Turns out people like to...
Another Lost reunion is in the works on Hawaii Five-0.
Terry O'Quinn will reprise his role as retired SEAL Joe White on the CBS drama later this season, the network tweeted.
Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams and Rachael Taylor
ABC is moving 666 Park Avenue out of some prime real estate.
ABC has pulled the supernatural drama from Sundays at 10/9c and will replace the show with new episodes of...