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The Waltons Patriarch Ralph Waite Dead at 86

Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite, best known for playing The Waltons' beloved patriarch John, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 86.

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NBC Developing WolfMan Series From Dracula Producer

Benicio Del Toro

Could NBC's supernatural Friday lineup be expanding?

The network is developing a TV adaptation of the 2010 film, The Wolfman, a remake of the 1941 movie, The WolfMan, Deadline reports.

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From Dracula executive producer and... read more

Nick Stahl Arrested for Suspected Crystal Meth Possession

Nick Stahl

Terminator 3 actor Nick Stahl is in trouble again with the law.

Stahl was arrested early Friday morning after police found him and... read more

White Collar's Tim DeKay Heads to Body of Proof

Tim DeKay

White Collar star Tim DeKay is putting down his badge (temporarily) and heading to Body of Proof for a guest-starring role, TVLine reports.

DeKay, 49, will appear in an... read more

House of Lies Deals Kristen Bell Two Love Interests

Michael Rady, Nick Stahl

Kristen Bell is getting not one, but two love interests for her latest foray into series TV.

Bell's new Showtime comedy, House of Lies, has cast Melrose Place alum Michael Rady and Carnivàle's Nick Stahl as romantic possibilities for Bell's character, a corporate consultant named Jeannine, TVLine reports.

Griffin Dunne moves into House of Lies

Rady, 29, will recur as... read more

Exclusive: Amy Madigan and Lance Henriksen Go to War on Memphis Beat

Amy Madigan, Jason Lee, Lance Henriksen

Memphis Beat's second-season finale is setting up quite a showdown: Field of Dreams' Amy Madigan and Millennium star Lance Henriksen will guest-star as the heads of rival crime families, TVGuide.com has learned.

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Madigan will play Kate Murphy, whose 25-year truce with Henriksen's Tom Harrison is thrown out the window when one of Murphy's daughters is shot. Naturally, the Harrison clan is suspected, and it will be up to Dwight (Jason Lee) to crack the case before the warring families take matters into their own hands and shed more blood... read more

Adrienne Barbeau Gets Ready to Soap Up on General Hospital

Adrienne Barbeau

Yo, Adrienne! She's famous for playing kickass broads — from Broadway's original Rizzo in Grease to divorcee Carol Traynor in the landmark sitcom Maude to the snake charmer Ruthie in HBO's Carnivale — and now Adrienne Barbeau is doing it again on General Hospital. She joins the ABC soap August 12 as Suzanne Stanwyck, a Christiane Amanpour-type foreign correspondent who runs an organization that helps exploited children. And she doesn't need Angelina Jolie. Suzanne's goodwill ambassador is international mega-model Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo)! Barbeau is a pro at conquering new genres and winning new fan bases. After Maude, she turned horror-flick scream queen (The Fog, Creepshow, Swamp Thing). Later, she became ... read more

Character Actor Sam Menning Dies at 85

Sam Menning, a photographer-turned-character actor best known for his portrayal of lowlifes, has died. He was 85.

Menning died March 31 of emphysema at a Burbank, Calif., medical center, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A professional photographer in the 1950s, Menning had his own business. His agent, Bonnie Howard, said he was the last person to shoot a pinup of ...
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First, thanks for your ...

Question: First, thanks for your insight on all things TV. I have you to thank for many of my favorites (FNL, VM, BSG), and I was curious about the new HBO series True Blood. When I heard that Alan Ball was picking up the reins of this show, I bought the first book in the Charlaine Harris Southern Vampire series and was immediately smitten. She creates a very fun alternate world full of fascinating characters that could make for really great TV. I was further interested when it was announced that Anna Paquin was cast in the lead, though less so about Stephen Moyer (who was far from intriguing in The Starter Wife). Do you have any thoughts on True Blood? Answer: I'm curious about this show, too, but I won't have any real thoughts to share until I actually see it. I haven't done my homework yet, but I'd like to read at least one of these books (reading, what a thought) before sinking my teeth — sorry — into the adaptation. I love the idea that HBO is getting back into the genre of the ... read more

Do you know what Linderman's ...

Question: Do you know what Linderman's special power is on Heroes?Answer: You know what show I miss, Dan? Carnivale. That Ben Hawkins was one fascinating dude. Oh, the things he could do with his mind.... That's a wrap, folks. Head on over to the Ask Ausiello Discussion Thread to debate the merits of this week's AA, check out the latest installment of my Ausiello Report vodcast for exclusive scoop on Gilmore Girls and the enhanced two-hour Grey's Anatomy episode with a potential for afterlife (last time, C.J., I swear!), send questions/tips/Smurf sightings to ask_ausiello@tvguide.com, and keep close tabs on the read more

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Premiered: September 14, 2003, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A supernaturally slanted, superbly photographed good-versus-evil series set during the 1930s, focusing on a young man with mysterious talents who is picked up by a carnival crossing the Dust Bowl. At the same time, a California preacher predicts doom while battling his own demons. The pace is deliberate (often maddeningly so), but the drama presents an unusually evocative rendering of the hope and despair of the Great Depression.

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