Is the TV audience ready to embrace a second fantasy series this fall based on fairy-tale legends? ABC's whimsical Once Upon a Time got off to a strong start last Sunday, but NBC's Grimm — launching tonight (9/8c) — faces much tougher odds. You might almost say it's cursed.
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Question: Last year the TV season came and went without a breakout hit, and with more cancellations than usual. I'm interested in the strategy that the networks seem to be going for this year to make up for the extremely lackluster last season, especially over at Fox. I don't know exactly what Fox's expectations for The X Factor were, but I'm guessing that they're somewhat disappointed today. 12.5 million seems a bit of an underperformance, especially given that Two and a Half Men had double that many viewers. I was really surprised that New Girl (which I found absolutely delightful) not only matched Glee's numbers, but in fact did significantly better. Given that New Girl had been available online for several weeks prior, I'm surprised that so many people tuned in. This is perhaps a bit reminiscent of Fox's bold move in previewing the pilot of Glee in the spring after Idol, which paid off ...
The Best Actress in a Drama Emmy was Julianna Margulies' to lose last year... and she lost.
But the Good Wife star has another shot this year, while defending champ Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) doesn't. Instead, Margulies will have to take down ...
After pulling off a surprise win for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama at last year's Emmys, The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi will try to become only the sixth person to win the category twice.
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Panjabi has a good chance of repeating, thanks to some juicy story lines last season, but she'll ...
True Blood's Jessica Tuck is stirring up trouble on the new season of Castle, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Tuck, who plays vampire-human liaison Nan Flanagan, will guest-star as...
Nathan Fillion, Kristin Lehman
Think Castle only has eyes for Beckett? Think again.
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Castle has booked The Killing's Kristin Lehman as the latest obstacle between the would-be lovers, TVGuide.com has learned. Lehman plays Martina Kaye, a sexy art insurance investigator who joins Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) on a murder investigation that involves the theft of a valuable sculpture.
As we previously reported, when Martina meets Castle, the attraction is instant, which no doubt will make for an awkward working relationship with Beckett...
If you have not gotten over The Killing's controversial season finale, you're not alone. At AMC's fall TV preview session Thursday, reporters continued to demand answers about the show's arguably frustrating cliff-hanger.
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Asked whether network executives were concerned about ending the season on such a polarizing note, AMC Senior Vice President of Original Programming Joel Stillerman said, "The major takeaway for us starts with the headline: For everyone who was frustrated, we...
Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler
The Emmy voters are nothing if not creatures of habit, so in a year of very few new breakout hits, it's no surprise that the surprises are far and few between. (For a list of top nominees, go here.)
But there were some doozies — the most startling being the snub for The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick, last year's unexpected winner for drama actress. As the TNT hit enters the beginning of its final stretch, Sedgwick was knocked out by new arrivals Mireille Enos, the haunting star of AMC's controversial The Killing, and Oscar winner Kathy Bates, who carries NBC's quirky sleeper success Harry's Law. (Frontrunner in the drama actress race is unquestionably The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, as the CBS critics' darling boasts nine nominations, towering above all other network dramas, trailing only HBO behemoths Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones).
Steve Buscemi, Kyle Chandler
Mad Men topped the prime-time Emmy nominations Thursday with 19, while new faces and the long overlooked Friday Night Lights finally broke ...
Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation
Will Leslie choose her career or love? Has Tom left City Hall for good? Will Ron's eyebrows ever grow back? Last season's finale of Parks and Recreation was packed with more cliff-hangers than a whole season of The Killing!
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Executive producer Mike Schur says the good news is that for the past month, he and the show's writing staff have been coming up with answers — and he was only too willing to share! The bad news is