FX's Justified is my favorite new show of the spring. And based on its premiere's big ratings, others obviously dig Raylan Givens' brand of gun-toting justice. A few reasons why the show (Tuesdays at 10/9c) is worth your time:
FX shoots to kill with Justified
1. Elmore Leonard Inspired It
Hollywood's love affair with the prolific Leonard has ranged from excellent adaptations (Get Shorty, Jackie Brown) to bad (TV's Karen Sisco and Shorty sequel Be Cool). Justified borrowed all the best Leonard elements (cool characters and muscular dialogue) for its pilot...
While Season 2 ended with a bang for Walt and the gang, Season 3 begins in creepy fashion. Everyone is reeling from the mid-air collision of the two planes. Walt is foundering on his own; Jesse is languishing in anguish in rehab; and something wicked their way is a-coming. Walt gets an offer he can't refuse — but he does, and you wonder how long his resolve will last. This unnerving and suspenseful hour is also darkly humorous, and the series hits the ground running. Can't wait to see where it takes us.
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Breaking Bad's Walter White might be television's all-time greatest liar.
"I didn't set out with that in mind, but when you lead a double life, you have to lie constantly," Vince Gilligan, the creator and executive producer of the AMC drama, tells TVGuide.com. "It's just something you have to do. Otherwise the rest of it isn't going to work."
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In the early episodes of the show's searing third season, which begins Sunday at 10/9c, the person Walt (Bryan Cranston) lies to the most is himself. Several of Walt's decisions and actions last season culminated in a mid-air plane collision that rained debris over his own house. Stricken with guilt over the two planes' 167 casualties, Walt begins Season 3 by telling himself that he's done cooking meth, and that he's not a criminal...
Fringe, 30 Rock, Bones
Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fringe left us with a crazy cliff-hanger. What will Olivia do with her newfound knowledge about Peter? — Brandt
MICKEY: The first post-hiatus episode, April 1's "Peter," is an '80s flashback blockbuster in which Walter finally tells Olivia the truth about his son. It fills in almost all the gaps in Peter's mysterious backstory: why Olivia sees him glimmer, how he was cured and why he owes the Observer his life. Plus: We'll meet Peter's mother for the first time and get a pretty good idea how Nina Sharp lost her arm to "cancer."
I'm going through Bones withdrawal. Got any scoop to tide me over until April? — Maria
ADAM: The landmark 100th episode reveals...
Breaking Bad star Dean Norris has booked a guest spot on Criminal Minds, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Norris will play a ...
The third season of Breaking Bad will debut March 21 at 10/9c on AMC.
Series star and two-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston will...
Modern Family - Ed O'Neill
Fox's Glee and ABC's Modern Family hit the awards scene strong, both breaking their way into the best comedy category for the 2010 Writers Guild Awards.
The shows also grabbed nominations for...
Kevin McHale, Glee
In Wednesday's episode of Glee, the glee club members spend time in wheelchairs to get a feel for what their pal Artie (Kevin McHale) does on a daily basis. The story line has caught the attention of actors with disabilities and their advocates, according to The Associated Press.
Advocates see the casting of McHale, who is not disabled, as a lost chance for someone with an actual disability to get the role...
"Congratulations guys, unbelievable" host Neil Patrick Harris said of seven-time Emmy champ Amazing Race at Sunday's 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. "Upsets at every turn."
Harris was joking about his loss in the supporting comedy actor category to Two and a Half Men's Jon Cryer, but also ironically summing up the mood on a night when repeat winners ruled with just a few new faces sprinkled in.
30 Rock and Mad Men repeated...
WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the season premiere of Mad Men
The third-season premiere of Mad Men took the exploration of repressed art director Salvatore Romano's complicated private life to a whole new level.
While Sal (Bryan Batt) is out of town on business with Don (Jon Hamm), the two men wine and dine a couple of stewardesses. As the drinks flow, so does the sexual tension, and in typical Mad Men fashion, Don takes his girl back to his room. And Sal sleeps it off, right? Not so fast....