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Exclusive: The Whole Truth Casts Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra

The Whole Truth is taking aim at cougars.

Annabella Sciorra, who played Tony's crazy mistress on The Sopranos, will guest-star in ABC's new legal drama as... read more

Exclusive: Edwin Hodge to Guest-Star on Leverage

Edwin and Aldis Hodge

Leverage is becoming a family affair.

Edwin Hodge
, the older brother of series regular Aldis Hodge, will guest-star in the TNT drama's upcoming third season premiere, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Edwin plays an accountant who is sent to prison on a minor traffic offense. While in The Big House, he is wrongly accused of another inmate's murder. Luckily, he crosses paths with newly incarcerated Nate (Timothy Hutton), who rallies the team to assist.

"I just felt it was a great opportunity to share the screen with my brother and show the difference in our talents," Edwin tells TVGuide.com. "As siblings in the entertainment business, it's always a great experience, and one I think all siblings should share."

Edwin, who starred in Boston Public and most in recently Fox's Mental, has also appeared on Bones, Heroes, and Ghost Whisperer . He'll also appear on the big screen this summer in the remake of Red Dawn.

Although the brothers don't interact directly... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Aug. 14, 2009

Mental

Mental
8/7c Fox
In the two-hour first-season finale, a factory worker with severed fingers refuses surgery to have them reattached. Meanwhile, Jack argues over the course of his sister's care, and for cappers, a patient (Joseph D. Reitman) tries to check himself into the psych ward, claiming that he will become a werewolf when the sun goes down. He's first thought to be a crank, but winds up holding the psych-ward staff hostage.

Read on for previews of Degrassi Goes Hollywood, Neil Diamond — Hot August Night: NYC, Woodstock: Now & Then and Monk. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, July 3, 2009

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

Good Morning America
7 am/ET ABC
Water, water everywhere — that's where country fans can expect to hear "Water," the second single from Brad Paisley's new American Saturday Night CD, this summer. It shouldn't come as a surprise, seeing as how Paisley's coming off yet another No 1 hit with "Then" (his 10th No. 1 single in a row), not to mention two CMA awards last November and three CMT awards last month. And be very surprised if he doesn't play "Water" on this morning's GMA Central Park concert.

Read on for previews of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Goode Family and Mental. read more

Mega Buzz on House, SVU, Reaper, True Blood and More!

Hugh Laurie (House), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) and Bret Harrison (Reaper)

Every week, senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

I have to wonder if the psych hospital in the House finale was also a hallucination.  It was pretty strange how the street and parking lots were empty.  And it looked like he was going to one of those hospitals from the 1940s. — RSmith
MATT: How Vanilla Sky! But nope, sources assure me that House's rehab stint is the real deal. And that hospital's more retro than you think. Greystone Park State Hospital (in Morristown, N.J.) made its debut in 1876 as the not-so-subtly named New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum. The hospital has tended to such patients as singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, and until the Pentagon was built, it boasted the largest foundation (674,000 sq. feet) of any structure in the U.S. I'd try to book a TVGuide.com Q&A with the building, but fear I'd be stonewalled. 

Now that Reiko Aylesworth has been dropped from ABC's The Forgotten, could SVU bring back her ADA character, Erica Alden, from Season 1? —Walt
MICKEY: It's an interesting idea, but a very well-informed source tells me that Aylesworth will ... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rescue Me

Mental
9 pm/ET Fox
Prolific actor David Carradine, who died June 3, guest stars as a catatonic patient in this episode of the hospital drama. A famous author-professor (Carradine) and his wife are struck by lightning, killing her and rendering him catatonic. It's up to Jack to bring the author back to reality, and — true to form — Jack devises a risky, unorthodox treatment. Heating things up is the growing physical attraction between Jack and his patient's daughter (Estella Warren).

Read on for previews of Live from Lincoln Center, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Rescue Me and Food Party. read more

Ratings: Aw, Hell! Reaper Surges in Send-off

Reaper

How Tuesday's fresh fare fared:

8 pm/ET
NBC's Funniest TV Phrases special (6.6 million total viewers) placed a distant second behind an NCIS rerun. Yada, yada, yada.... The penultimate batch of According to Jims came in fourth, averaging 3.7 mil. Reaper wrapped up its second and likely final season with a 430K gain, hitting 2.22 mil.

9 pm
Fox's Mental debuted in third place, with 5.8 mil. Because you were about to ask: Although Mental shares 58 percent of The Mentalist's title, it only managed 47 percent of the CBS drama's repeat audience. You were going to ask, right?

ABC's Diamonds mini caught the eye of 3.1 mil, while the CW's Hitched or Ditched was largely the latter, premiering to a scant 1.46 mil.

10 pm
A repeat of the canceled Without a Trace easily topped a not-new SVU and Diamonds with 9.6 mil. Salt, wound!

Crave scoop on your favorite TV shows, from this summer or the upcoming fall season? E-mail senior editors Matt, Mickey and Tim at mega_scoop@tvguide.com. Also, follow TV Guide on Twitter.

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Prison Break Alum Bares (Almost) All for New Fox Drama

Chris Vance, Mental

The womenfolk (and some of the men) might find themselves whistling at Prison Break's Whistler when Fox's Mental premieres this Tuesday at 9 pm. Chris Vance, whose Dr. Jack Gallagher bares almost all in one of the very first scenes, gave us a look at the House-like drama and the tightrope it must walk in depicting mental illness. The London-born actor also comes clean on Prison Breaker Wentworth Miller's hygiene habits.

TVGuide.com: Congratulations on being one of the few foreign actors who gets to keep his accent on screen.
Vance: That's true! It was a decision made by the producers of the show when we were doing the audition process. They figured it'd be good for the international side of it; they think [Mental is] going to sell in like 35 countries. 

TVGuide.com: But it must drive [Australian costar] Jacqueline McKenzie crazy. She had to drop her accent for The 4400, as well.
Vance:  [Laughs] She is kind of jealous. We had a bit of a hoot about that during the series. 

TVGuide.com: Is Dr. Gallagher's sometimes irreverent approach based on any sort of real methodology that's used out there?
Vance: It's a mixture. I think Jack questions conventional treatment all the time. If he finds it appropriate, he'll obviously use it. But I think he wants to push the limits and ... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Reaper

TV's 50 Funniest Phrases
8 pm/ET NBC
How sweet it is! Here it is, your moment of Zen: Television's 50 wittiest and most memorable catchphrases are counted down in this entertainment special, a really big show featuring dyn-o-mite clips and interviews with the stars who delivered the indelible lines. Among those featured: Heeere's Jeremy Piven, Dana Carvey, Neil Patrick Harris, Jean Stapleton, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Jackie Gleason, Regis Philbin, Bob Newhart, Penny Marshall, Polly Holliday and Redd Foxx. And that's the way it is.

Read on for previews of Reaper, Mental, Hitched or Ditched, Rescue Me and My Boys. read more

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