Amy Acker, known for portraying a sweet egghead who was enslaved on Joss Whedon's vampire-detective series Angel, won't be playing the victim on Friday's Grimm (9/8c, NBC).
In "Tarantella," Acker plays Lena, an alluring woman who happens to be a deadly black widow-type of creature, or in Grimm-speak, a Spinnetod. "It's a spider-creature who, in order to survive, has to sacrifice or eat three men every five years," the actress tells TVGuide.com.
The Walking Dead, True Blood, Supernatural
Historically, horror hasn't scared up a great track record on TV. Supernatural series? Yes. Terrifying ones? No. The good news for FX, which on Wednesday launches American Horror Story, is that audiences seem to be growing braver. Millions have dared to peek out from behind their fingers, making hits out of The Walking Dead and True Blood. Even when Nip/Tuck dipped its scalpels into overt horror -- terrorizing us with sadistic serial killer The Carver -- it drew record numbers to FX.
But do viewers have the stomach for a haunted house dreamed up by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who gave us both Glee and Nip/Tuck?
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Buffy the Vampire Slayer may have ended nearly a decade ago, but just pick up your remote and you'll still see many of the show's familiar faces on-screen today. With star Sarah Michelle Gellar marking her return to series television with the upcoming CW thriller Ringer, we decided to take a look back at Buffy's notable players, then and now.
Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and Angel) alums James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter are reuniting on Supernatural, a show rep confirms.
The former co-stars will play husband and wife in the...
Burn Notice has added a Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum to its roster of guest stars this season.
Charisma Carpenter will drop by this season's 11th episode to play a high-maintenance trophy wife, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Her character is married to a bioweapons engineer whom Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) would love to get his hands on. TVLine first reported the news.
NBC has given the green light to Grimm, a dark cop drama from David Greenwalt, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
NBC orders comedy pilots from Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings
Grimm — which sounds distinctly similar to the premise of ABC's recent pickup, Poe — is described as...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is coming back — to the big screen.
Warner Bros. plans to remake the 1992 film that paved way for the 1997 cult series, the company announced Monday.
Check out photos from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Details are being kept under wraps, but the film will not revisit the heroine's high school days. Joss Whedon, who wrote the screenplay for the first film and created the beloved television show, will not be part of the project. And he doesn't sound thrilled about it...
Andy Hallett, who played suave demon Lorne on Angel, has died after a five-year battle with heart disease, according to his agent. He was 33.
The actor died of heart failure at Cedars Sinai Medical Center Monday, Hallett's agent and friend Pat Brady told E! Online. Hallett's father, Dave, was by his side when he died.
Hallett was from the Cape Cod village of Osterville, Mass., and appeared in more than 70 episodes of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off Angel as Lorne, a friendly demon who hosted and performed karaoke at a demon bar. Angel castmate Charisma Carpenter tells TVGuide.com ...
Did Britney Spears really almost appear on Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
Why was Anya afraid of rabbits?
Was Drusilla a potential slayer?
Will Buffy reunite with Angel anytime soon?
And how are things looking for a Serenity 2 movie?
I brought your questions about Buffy, Angel and Firefly to Joss Whedon, when he dropped by to talk up his new Fox series, Dollhouse. Make the jump to see what Joss had to share about the above topics and others.
Joss Whedon with Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku
Joss Whedon, the singular mind who in the past has given us Buffy, Angel, "Captain Tightpants" and Dr. Horrible soon will introduce television viewers to another memorable (if "forgetful" character) — Dollhouse's Echo, played by Eliza Dushku. Echo is an "active," a kind of a robot-hooker hybrid whose native personality and memories have been erased, allowing her to be programmed with the specific skills or characteristics that any "engagement" — or client with a robust checkbook — requires.
As the Feb. 13 series premiere of Fox's Dollhouse nears, Whedon will be dropping by TVGuide.com HQ to answer not just our questions but many of yours. So take a moment, give it some thought and offer up the one thing you would ask Joss — on any topic — after the jump.