Nicholas Sparks and Noah Hawley
ABC has bought four new dramas, including Nicholas Sparks' first series project and a crime drama from a pair of Castle producers, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Sparks, who's numerous novels have been adapted into such films as The Notebook and Dear John, has sold The Watcher to the network, a drama about...
Alimi Ballard, Matthew Willig
Sometimes, even NCIS' Jethro Gibbs needs a little help cracking a case.
Check out photos of the NCIS cast
Apparently, the upcoming serial-killer story arc that will unwind over the remainder of the CBS hit's eighth season is one of those times. TVGuide.com has learned exclusively that Numb3rs star Alimi Ballard and former NFL journeyman Matthew Willig have been cast as two recurring NCIS agents who join our regular team in the hunt for a psychopath called the Port-to-Port Killer.
Willig plays Special Agent Simon Cade...
Michael Weatherly, NCIS
Michael Weatherly shares plenty of similarities with Tony DiNozzo, the character he has played for eight seasons on NCIS.
Weatherly and DiNozzo are both energetic cut-ups who always seem in search of a punch line. And they both talk a lot. Like, seriously, a lot.
"Energy is the biggest part of my job," Weatherly, 42, tells TVGuide.com. "That sounds weird, but if I'm in a scene, I try to punch it up. And sometimes I really overdo it and they have to cut around me."
Check out photos of Weatherly throughout his career
And of course, Weatherly and DiNozzo are different in many ways....
James Cameron's True Lies may come alive at ABC.
ABC reps confirm the network has ordered a script for a TV adaptation of the 1994 action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis. The story revolves around...
Why bother remaking La Femme Nikita? The 1990 French action film about a criminal-turned-government assassin already has been remade as a U.S. feature film starring Bridget Fonda and as a basic cable TV series starring Peta Wilson.
"It's been ...
Kevin Durand by Mario Perez/ABC
Posted by huntress...Cheers to Kevin Durand for his chilling portrayal of Sgt. Martin Keamy on Lost. Love him or hate him, nobody is neutral when it comes to Keamy, which is the hallmark of a well-played villain. Even the camera seems to linger on Durand, who conveys malice with just a look or tilt of his head. This role should give Durand's career a well-deserved boost... without having to hide behind the dog/man makeup he wore in Dark Angel. Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!
Question: I've been amazed when people have said in previous Ask Matt questions that they don't want to start watching a show because of the chance it might be canceled. I've lived through the agony of having shows I've cared for canceled. I was crushed when Dark Angel ended mid-story. I was in agony when Firefly ended prematurely and stunned when Farscape was canceled after a gut-wrenching cliff-hanger. And there are many others: Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, Veronica Mars, Drive. Doubtless there will be others. But I don't regret having watched any of these shows. Would my life have been less rich if I had never watched Firefly? Would I be better off if I had never seen Dead Like Me? I understand wanting a beloved show to go on for seven or eight seasons, but I'm grateful even for the brief glimpses into alternate realities that these shows provided. I would have loved to see where Wonderfalls would have gone, but I'm delighted that I got to experience the show at all. So yes, some of ...
Question: I've just finished watching Kyle XY Season 1 on DVD and the new Season 2 episodes. The opening sequence immediately made me flash back to John Doe, and the feeling of déjà vu only grew. Here we have an advanced, genetically engineered human created in a lab by a company called Madacorp (sound anything like Manticore to you?) loose in Seattle with company goons hunting him down. Did I miss the footnote saying that this is Dark Angel: The High School Years? I've enjoyed the show, but having watched Dark Angel and John Doe, I often feel like I'm watching a prequel.
Answer: So Kyle XY is derivative. What isn't in this genre? If it's providing a more youthful, family-friendly twist on a sci-fi staple, enjoy it for what it is. Dark Angel and John Doe are long gone, and if you enjoy shows of that ilk, at least rest assured that because this show is on ABC Family instead of on a broadcast network, it's likely to be kicking around a lot longer than either of those other shows did o ...
Question: Last week, you mentioned that Dark Angel was coming back. Is that true? If so, what about Alec now that Jensen Ackles is busy with Supernatural?
Answer: On the count of three, everyone point at Katie and laugh. One. Two. Three.
Tim Daly, The Nine
ABC's The Nine, which premiered just last week, wasted no time in stirring up all kinds of questions and mysteries, first and foremost being, as the ad campaign says, "What happened in there?" For the show's second episode (airing tonight at 10 pm/ET), we stole a few minutes with TV vet Tim Daly, who plays not-good-but not-entirely-bad cop Nick Cavanaugh.
TVGuide.com: The way you saw it, how did Nick differ from other roles you have been offered over the years?Tim Daly: I like Nick because he's a very human character. He's flawed. He's the kind of guy who creates all his own problems. He's a guy who's in the police force, which relies on people obeying the chain of command, and he has a horrible problem with authority. He's got this gambling problem, an ex-wife, he's a wiseass... and yet he's a really good guy, and I thought there was an opportunity to see him change significantly, as we do with all these characters, after he goes