Howard Stern, Mariska Hargitay
NBC giveth — and NBC taketh away. On Tuesday, the network announced season finale dates for scripted shows including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Parks and Recreation, and also announced the premiere date for the new season of America's Got Talent. The reality series will welcome new judges Heidi Klum and "Scary Spice" Mel B when it returns for Season 8 on Tuesday, June 4 at 8/7c.
Returning spring shows: Where we left off
Law & Order: SVU will wrap its 14th season with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, May 22 at 9/8c. Parks and Recreation will close its fifth season on Thursday, May 2 at 9:30/8:30c. As previously announced, both comedies Whitney and The New Normal will...
Psychos are enjoying a TV renaissance, with The Following's poisonously seductive Joe Carroll setting the tone for the creepy comebacks of two of the most infamous fiends in all of pop culture. In a few weeks, NBC will reintroduce audiences to the ravenously deranged Hannibal (as in Lecter), and in case that makes you think about taking a shower, you might want to reconsider, because ...
Gillian Anderson and Rachael Taylor
The X Files' Gillian Anderson and 666 Park Avenue's Rachael Taylor have joined the cast of NBC's untitled Rand Ravich pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.
In the drama...
NBC has released the first official poster for its upcoming Silence of the Lambs/Red Dragon reboot, Hannibal — and it's simply delectable.
Can Hannibal Lecter be NBC's savior on Thursday nights?
Hannibal, a contemporary take on Thomas Harris' Red Dragon novel, will take over Do No Harm's vacant slot beginning...
Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy
Fox's The Following opened to killer ratings on Jan. 21, attracting 13.3 million viewers (which includes three days of DVR use). Week 2 was just as sizzling for the new Kevin Bacon thriller, which experienced an even bigger DVR lift. Not bad for a show that doesn't look and wasn't marketed like your typical broadcast drama.
Talk about outsourcing! An increasing number of TV's all-American cops, firefighters and doctors are being played by actors not from the U.S. of A.
Of course, foreign actors have been hiding their accents to play Americans for years. House's Hugh Laurie was so skilled at trading in his upper-crust Cambridge lilt to play the titular grumpy doctor that many viewers were shocked to find out he was British when he spoke with his real voice on an awards show or during interviews...
Mariska Hargitay, Raúl Esparza
For actors, bad guys are always supposed to be the best parts. But after playing criminals on both Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Raul Esparza says he's having just as much fun playing someone on the right side of the law on Law & Order: SVU — if not more.
"I don't think there's anything nice about [ADA Rafael] Barba. He's kind of an a--hole, but I love him," Esparza tells TVGude.com. "And that's OK. He's fundamentally a good person and gets the job done."
Since debuting in the third episode of the season, Esparza has become the SVU squad's new ...
TV viewers have never had it so good — or maybe they have it too good. There's never been more original programming to navigate than at this very moment. Take Sunday nights: Even with the NFL season over, viewing options include The Good Wife (CBS), The Walking Dead (back Feb. 10 on AMC), Girls (HBO), Shameless (Showtime), Downton Abbey (PBS), Family Guy (Fox), Revenge (ABC) and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (E!). And that's just in one timeslot: 9/8c.
That's a lot of DVR space being filled up week in and week out with must-see shows. "There's definitely more programming that I'm interested in watching than I can actually consume," says Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins.
According to FX Networks president John Landgraf, there were just 35 scripted shows on cable when The Shield premiered 11 years ago; now that number is up to...
CBS is serious about tackling broadcast TV's summer problem, and to prove it, the network is hauling out two big names: Steven Spielberg and Stephen King.
The Steves are behind the upcoming 13-episode CBS summer series Under the Dome, based on King's best-selling thriller about a New England town that becomes sealed off from the rest of the world.