Former Desperate Housewives star Richard Burgi will guest-star on the Season 3 premiere of CBS' Blue Bloods, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Burgi will play Councilman Anthony Russo, the powerful, wealthy chairman of the Committee on Public Saftey. He promises Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) that he will do his best to prevent NYPD budget cuts, but we're not so sure Frank should trust Russo's methods...
The Walking Dead, True Blood, Supernatural
Historically, horror hasn't scared up a great track record on TV. Supernatural series? Yes. Terrifying ones? No. The good news for FX, which on Wednesday launches American Horror Story, is that audiences seem to be growing braver. Millions have dared to peek out from behind their fingers, making hits out of The Walking Dead and True Blood. Even when Nip/Tuck dipped its scalpels into overt horror -- terrorizing us with sadistic serial killer The Carver -- it drew record numbers to FX.
But do viewers have the stomach for a haunted house dreamed up by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who gave us both Glee and Nip/Tuck?
Dana Davis, Heroes
Yes, some of the many (many) Heroes newbies aren't quite yet dazzling us with their different-ness. But Dana Davis' Monica, introduced last week, perhaps boasts one of the coolest powers of the season: By merely witnessing an actor or talent, she can mimic it near-instantly. TVGuide.com invited the alumna of ABC's tragically truncated The Nine to preview what's to come for her plucky New Orleans heroine.
TVGuide.com: Having done the short-lived The Nine and Point Pleasant, were you nervous about joining an established hit/phenomenon like Heroes? Davis: Yes, I was! I mean, I sort of compare it to being a high-school senior in your second semester and having to switch schools. It was so un
Onetime West Winger Matthew Perry stars on Aaron Sorkin's Strip.
Television's new fall lineups won't be unveiled until May, but Hollywood is already making predictions about which pilots will become full-fledged shows. Here are some projects that are generating heat.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip NBC has penciled in this drama from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin about the backstage doings of a famous sketch-comedy show à la Saturday Night Live. Sorkin's mighty pen, and a cast that
A year ago, the TV landscape warmly welcomed two little shows entitled Lost and Desperate Housewives. The insta-success of those newbies — one about supernatural goings-on, the other about suburbia's secrets — appeared to portend the success of a Fox offering that boasted both. Point Pleasant, starring dewy Elisabeth Harnois as Satan's daughter and Grant Show as the Dark Prince's sinfully handsome henchman, debuted amid much buzz, only to be bedeviled by low numbers and, thus, a truncated run. Now, that first season, including a making-of doc and five never-aired episodes, is out on DVD. Series creator Marti Noxon
Question: Can you tell me how many shows that premiered last season are still on the air? For example, does Fox have any returning shows that premiered last season that are coming back? If none of them is, then is that because the shows were not given enough time to draw an audience, or because they were scheduled poorly, or because they really did not have a chance because they were just terrible? Can you comment on all the networks using the above criteria? IMO, the problem is that shows are canceled prematurely.
Answer: I'll start with Fox, since that seems to be your primary gripe. Keep in mind its schedule was a mess, with summer shows and reality filler bleeding into fall, and many shows not starting until much later. Of the fall shows, only House, a genuine hit, survived, along with negligible late-season starters American Dad and Stacked (but for how long?). Most of what Fox aired was truly terrible (Jonny Zero, Point Pleasant), so I think Fox is better off this fall with newer,
Themes from Rosemary's Baby, the 1968 thriller about a woman who's unwittingly carrying the devil's child, keep popping up on TV.
We could practically come up with 666 examples of this diabolical phenomenon, but here's just a few. Why not make like Mia Farrow and mix up a tannis-root milkshake whilst you compare and contrast them on your TiVo?
Fox's Point Pleasant is about Christina (Elizabeth Harnois), a cherubic blond teen who actually is the demon's seed. The baby Claire (Emilie de Ravin) is carrying on ABC's Lost might be the spawn of Satan. And NBC's upcoming drama Revelations features a nun who finds destruction when she investigates a virgin-born child. What gives?
Producers of both Point Pleasant and Lost 'fess up to adoring Roman Polanski's film adaptation o
Actress Susan Walters played man-eating architect Diane Jenkins on The Young and the Restless, where she stole her ex's frozen sperm, then burned her own home down and framed her rival for arson — all in the name of obsessive love. Next up, she's the foster mom to a teenage female hellspawn in Fox's new nighttime spook-sudser, Point Pleasant, debuting Jan. 20. Here, the 41-year-old Walters — who's the real-life wife of Melrose Place and Y&R alum Linden Ashby — dishes her fabulously soapy career.TV Guide Online: With apologies to Alex Donnelley, who originated the Y&R role back in 1982, your Diane was more... youthful. Isn't it odd when soaps recast roles with younger actors? It's like a time warp!Susan Walters: [Chuckles] People on the show were very complimentary to me. We'll just leave it at that. I think the other actress felt I was cast on my similarity to how she