Glee scored its highest ratings in more than a year with its Cory Monteith tribute episode Thursday, while Once Upon a Time in Wonderland's premiere was less than magical.
The Fox musical nabbed 7.4 million viewers and a 2.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, rising 68 percent in total viewers and ...
Michael Sosha, Sophie Lowe
Is this Alice or Alias? Something to ponder while navigating the deluxe rabbit-hole theme-park ride of ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland spinoff (Thursday, 8/7c), in which a feisty and literally kick-ass Alice (Sophie Lowe) battles her way out of insane-asylum confinement with Sydney Bristow-level brio. She even has a Will Tippen-like sidekick in the sheepishly raffish Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha of the British Being Human), who stands by as Alice goes all action heroine.
Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu
One of Elementary's stars is misbehaving. No, it's not Jonny Lee Miller, aka Sherlock Holmes, who is currently upside down on the hit drama's Queens set, doing handstand push-ups to get the blood rushing to his brain so he can remember the huge chunk of expository dialogue he needs to spit out. And it's not Lucy Liu (sidekick Joan Watson), who is quietly sitting at a desk with a computer, an iPad, an iPod and a BlackBerry.
It's Clyde, Sherlock and Watson's pet turtle, who's having a diva moment. The creature has stopped moving, so it's quickly replaced by...
Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu
Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson's sleuthing may land them in jail.
When Elementary's dynamic duo try to track down a civil contractor who leaked classified information, they are targeted by a group of cyber-activists. Their investigation will land them in handcuffs, but will they end up behind bars?
Kerry Washington, Columbus Short
New series highs? It's handled.
Season 3 of Scandal bowed to 10.5 million viewers and a 3.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Thursday, hitting all-time highs in ...
Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Round 1 of the battle of returning comedy heavyweights goes to Robin Williams.
The funnyman's sitcom The Crazy Ones opened to 15.6 million viewers and a 4.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Thursday, easily trumping The Michael J. Fox Show, which averaged 7.3 million and a 2.1 for two episodes.
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The Crazy Ones improved ...
Robin Williams and James Wolk
Comebacks are big news this fall — James Spader enjoyed one on Monday with the splashy premiere of NBC's The Blacklist — and nowhere is this more true than on Thursdays, with three high-profile comedy vehicles for beloved stars from sitcoms past. And while conventional wisdom has long suggested that it's easier to create new stars on TV — Sleepy Hollow's Tom Mison, anyone? — than to build new shows around old favorites, what really matters is giving them material that lives up to the billing.
Jonny Lee Miller and Laura Benanti
Life goes on for Laura Benanti, who's bounced back from the cancellation of her NBC sitcom Go On (and her NBC drama The Playboy Club before that). In addition to her recurring roles as Danny Pino's estranged wife on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Mark Feuerstein's hospital colleague on USA's Royal Pains — not to mention the Tony winner's upcoming turn as the Baroness in NBC's live production of The Sound of Music — she's landed a guest-starring gig on CBS' Elementary.
Jonny Lee Miller, Rhys Ifans
London is calling on Thursday night!
Elementary returns for its second season Thursday night (10/9c, CBS), and like the Parks and Recreation premiere on NBC, it will feature a trip to merry old England when Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) venture across the pond.
Elementary Sneak Peek: Joan is shocked to meet Sherlock's brother
When a former colleague hits a spot of trouble, Sherlock returns to his homeland but then finds himself in trouble when he crosses paths with his brother Mycroft (Rhys Ifans), whom he hasn't spoken to, much less even mentioned to Joan, in years. Will the brothers be able to reconcile? TVGuide.com caught up with executive producer Rob Doherty to get the scoop on Season 2:
Happy birthday, Bob Newhart! What a marvelous coincidence that his 84th birthday falls on the same night CBS is repeating his terrific Emmy-nominated guest performance on The Big Bang Theory (Thursday, 8/7c). And wouldn't it be splendid if this finally earns him an Emmy? It's unfathomable that he has yet to receive one for his illustrious career. Newhart's timing is impeccable as ever as "Professor Proton," the former TV host of a kiddie science show that Sheldon and Leonard still obsess over (so what else is new). And while they gush over meeting their hero, he's understandably much more impressed by Penny — although what she's doing with these geeky goofballs is a puzzle he'll never understand. The good news is that he's expected to return at least a few times during the next season, so maybe he'll eventually figure it out. Whatever the excuse, it's a treat to see Newhart working his magic before a live audience on one of TV's most deserving smash hits.