The second season gets underway with a compelling and involving episode that introduces new characters and catches up with some from Season 1. Front and center is the riveting Dennis Hopper as former entertainment mogul Ben Cendars, who's back in L.A. after months in rehab. He's on a driven mission to find out who killed his youngest daughter. Among the new faces, Eric Roberts stands out as visionary tycoon Seth Blanchard, who's bound and determined to bring an NFL franchise to the city.
Read on for previews of Guiding Light, the 2009 ALMA Awards, Eureka, Monk and Dog Whisperer.
Adrian Monk: detective, neat freak... hit man? That's the role Monk attempts to don after an FBI agent asks him to assume the identity of a killer-for-hire after the real hit man dies. If Monk can pull it off and convince the bad guys he's tough as nails, he may be able to foil an assassination plot.
Read on for previews of Today, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Eureka and Making Over America With Trinny & Susannah.
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.
9/8 CT USA
Monk kicks off its eighth and final season tonight as the obsessive-compulsive detective takes a case that messes with his sense of reality...well, a little more than usual. Monk eagerly becomes a bodyguard for a former child star (played by Elizabeth Perkins) who's receiving death threats. But his excitement fades when he learns the actress is nothing like her TV alter ego.
Read on for previews of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Eureka, NUMB3RS and Chefs vs. City.
New releases announced today, March 16:
Bewitched - The Complete 8th Season will be coming out July 14
Monk - Season 7 will be coming out June 30
Psych - The Complete 3rd Season will be coming out June 30
Last of the Summer Wine - Vintage 1979 will be coming out June 9
Zeroman - The Complete Series will be coming out June 2
Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
Traylor Howard and Tony Shalhoub, Monk
9 pm/ET USA
The seventh season wraps up tonight with a case that has special significance to Monk. He's investigating the disappearance of a city official who was lobbying to preserve a parking garage. But what's so personal about that? Well, it's the garage where Monk's wife was killed by a car bomb that he believes was intended for him. The series is scheduled to return for its eighth and final season this summer.
Read on for previews of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Psych, Real Time with Bill Maher and Battlestar Galactica.
Tony Shalhoub and Gena Rowlands, Monk
9 pm/ET USA
Monk's latest investigation leads him to a place where he may truly belong: a museum of oddities.
Read on for previews Wolverine and X-Men, Battlestar Galactica, Supernanny and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) and Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI: NY)
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Grey's Anatomy's Derek has got his mother's ring. Now what? — Gayle
MATT: Dude needs to unload it and quick, I'd say! Instead (sigh), he will hold onto it long enough for virtually every Seattle Gracer — Meredith excluded, of course — to learn of the bauble's being and in turn offer their two cents on when and how he should pop the Q. Will Der stick to his original plan? And if so, does it involve a meticulously crafted arrangement of candles?
I love Tom Scavo on Desperate Housewives this season. Any scoop? — Marcia
MICKEY: Well, remember how it was Tom's dream to open an Italian restaurant, and how begrudgingly Lynette went along with the idea? Well, apparently now he has a different dream ...
Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and James Morrison (24)
"Live" from the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles, senior editors Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy answer your questions. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All I want for Christmas is a spoiler about Juliet from Lost. — Samy
MATT: Hmmm. Since we have missed that Yuletide deadline, how about I promise you a present in time for, I dunno, St. Patrick's Day? Because sadly, the lady doc's Season 5 storyline won't really heat up until then. (But once it does, it'll be in a way that makes some fans very happy.)
Give me some Battlestar scoop. I can't wait until Friday! — Tony
MICKEY: I've been sworn to secrecy by my Sci Fi moles, but let's say this: Just because ...
Amanda Tapping and Joe Flanigan, Stargate Atlantis
9 pm/ET Sci Fi
If you placed a bet that the series would end with the Wraith somehow threatening Earth, you may collect your winnings. The 100th and final episode kicks off with recurring frenemy Todd (Christopher Heyerdahl) tipping off the team about a rogue hive ship that gets bigger and meaner as it gets closer to our world.
Read on for previews of Howie Do It, Monk, Flashpoint and Numb3rs.