Drop Dead Diva's Josh Stamberg has signed on for a two-episode arc on ABC's Castle, TVLine.com reports.
As TVGuide.com first reported, the two-episode February sweeps event will feature The Chicago Code's Jennifer Beals as a sexy CIA operative who helps Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) in the search for a fellow CIA agent who has gone rogue and is a suspect in their murder case.
Exclusive: Castle books Jennifer Beals for two-parter
Hi-larious. That's the word coming out of Jenna Elfman's mouth, midconversation, as she picks up the phone for this TVGuide.com Q&A. What is the gifted comedienne in the midst of describing? That was the first topic at hand as we used the occasion of the DVD release of Dharma & Greg: Season One to chat up Elfman — fresh from Courting Alex's abbreviated run — about her sitcom hits, misses and lessons learned, the Dharma-
Reunion. Threshold. E-Ring. Invasion. Emily's Reasons Why Not. Love Monkey. Commander in Chief. Heist.
What do these shows have in common? They all debuted at some point during this soon-to-wrap TV season, yet each saw their run either cut surprisingly short or handicapped by irregular scheduling. Was 2005-06 the worst year ever to sample a new show? Were the networks especially hasty in deciding the fate of freshman series? TVGuide.com consulted a panel of experts with unique points of view to examine this strange little season gone by.
Are New Shows Getting Short Shrift?Jeff Bader, executive vice president of ABC entertainment programming and scheduling, dismisses the suggestion that prime time is a crueler-than-ever proving ground for new series. "
Question: Hi, Matt! I just read that Out of Practice is going on hiatus again and may even be canceled. Please say it ain't so! I adore this show. The script is so tight. The characters and the actors who portray them are brilliant, and the show has me crying with laughter whenever I watch it. Why, oh, why won't they move it back with Two and a Half Men, where it was rating fairly well and was safe?
Answer: It is true that with The Amazing Race now airing Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET, Out of Practice and the much worse Courting Alex are for now in limbo again. It's a fact that every comedy on CBS wants that time period following Two and a Half Men, but it looks like The New Adventures of Old Christine has it tied up for the rest of the season. And if the numbers (and the quality) hold, it may well inherit that slot again in the fall. Of all the shows that tried out that spot this season, Christine is my favorite, but I'd like to see CBS give Out of Practice a second chance, if only because I
If you get dizzy during this item, please remain seated with your head between your legs. OK, here we go: CBS has decided to yank Out of Practice and Courting Alex, and to move The Amazing Race into the sitcoms' Wednesdays-at-8 time slot, effective next week. Taking Race's old berth on Tuesdays will be reruns of various CSI shows, of which, thank heaven, there are enough to go around.