Tru Calling

2003, TV Show


Eliza Dushku on Her Steamy White Collar Guest Spot: "I Wanted a Mr. & Mrs. Smith Vibe"

Matt Bomer and Eliza Dushku

Long before he made fedoras and police anklets stylish on White Collar, Matt Bomer romanced Eliza Dushku on the Fox sci-fi series Tru Calling. But when White Collar creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin came calling for her to guest-star on the USA series, Dushku knew she wanted to channel another, very famous, on-screen couple for their reunion.

"I wanted a Mr. & Mrs. Smith vibe," Dushku tells "[I said] I'd love to come and be on it, but only if it's something that's really special and only if Raquel and Neal really have a Mr. & Mrs. Smith dance going on. It could be sexual at times, it could be violent and scary at times, but as long as it's intense, and he really responded to that."

Eliza Dushku to stir things up on White Collar

Judging from the previews for Tuesday's episode, airing at 9/8c on USA, the message was definitely received... read more

NBC Developing Drama Set in Playboy Clubs


NBC is developing a 1960s-set drama that delves into the world of Playboy clubs, according to Variety.

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Playboy, which will center on a group of women working as bunnies in a New York club, will be written and executive produced by Tru Calling's Chad Hodge. The show will also explore ... read more

Eliza Dushku to Headline New TNT Pilot

Eliza Dushku

After starring in the struggling series Tru Calling and Dollhouse, Eliza Dushku is returning to television with the new TNT pilot Bird Dog, Deadline reports.

The 29-year-old actress will play Gail McGrath, a cop who is forced to... read more

NCIS: Los Angeles Promotes Eric Christian Olsen to Series Regular

Eric Christian Olsen

NCIS: Los Angeles has upgraded Eric Christian Olsen to a series regular for the show's second season, CBS announced Tuesday.

Last season, Olsen recurred as Marty Deeks, a seasoned LAPD undercover detective who was recruited to the NCIS team. He'll appear in the two-hour season premiere... read more

Tru Calling and Other Announced Releases

Tru Calling courtesy Fox

New releases announced today, May 2:Samuel L. Jackson's Afro Samurai - Director's Cut on Blu-ray Disc will be coming out August 26 George of the Jungle (2007) - Swinging 1st Season will be coming out August 19 Masters of Horror - Season 2 will be coming out July 29 Rebus - Set 3 will be coming out July 1 Robin of Sherwood - The Complete Collection will be coming out July 29 Tru Calling - The Complete Series will be coming out August 12 Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Eliza Dushku Lures Joss Whedon Back to TV!

Eliza Dushku courtesy Fox, Joss Whedon courtesy Fox

Short of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion movie, this is just about the best news you could ask for: Eliza Dushku and Joss Whedon are reteaming for a new series! (Told ya it would be worth tearing yourself away from the candy corn to drop by The Ausiello Report.) Here are the five things you have to know about the show, and I mean now:1. It's a one-hour drama produced by Twentieth Century Fox to air on Fox. The first of the seven episodes to which the network has committed could premiere as early as spring. 2. It's called Dollhouse because that's the nickname of the high-tech lab where a group of human chalkboards are kept between assignments.3. Human chalkboards?! Yes! What else would you call characters like Dushku's Echo who can be given new memories, skills and even personalities, then stripped of them just as quickly, leaving them virtual children?4. Whedon is the creator, head writer and executive producer, and perhaps in part because Dushku convinced him to do the show, she... read more

I'm anxious to see Pushing ...

Question: I'm anxious to see Pushing Daisies because it's my kind of show, but in the promos currently airing, it looks oh-so-much like Tru Calling. Many of us loved that show and were sad to see it canceled, so I'm wondering how Daisies is different. Or is it just that Tru came before its time? Answer: Oh, for the love of... [deep breath]. These two shows are on different planets, creatively. While trying to be respectful to the seemingly undying Tru cult, all I can think that connects the two is the ability of its lead characters to interact with dead people, since (if I remember right) Tru worked in a morgue and got messages from dead people that sent her back to relive the previous day to save lives and right wrongs. Tru Calling, though perhaps not without humor, was basically a supernatural thriller, while Pushing Daisies is a bright, fantastical comedy about a man whose touch can restore the dead to life (briefly), allowing him and a private eye to solve crimes, not turn back ... read more

I hear that clips of you and ...

Question: I hear that clips of you and Keri at your baby shower will be included in a special presentation on the MIA Network Feb. 30, following an interview with William Fichtner, where he finally figures out which version of Prison Break you've been watching, and after an interview in which David Boreanaz lovingly discusses Angel and how much he misses it. The whole thing will be preceded by a new episode of Tru Calling.

Answer: Actually, I'm still trying to lock in Fichtner, but the rest is accurate. (You're getting an Ausiello Scoop, Megan. E-mail me your address.)

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I wanted to respond to your ...

Question: I wanted to respond to your comments about the idea that perhaps the unaired episodes of canceled shows should not be streamed online, and instead viewers should simply "move on." I've yet to have a show I watch sent to this online exile, but I've had tons of shows of which I was a fan canceled with unaired episodes that later surfaced on DVD. Surely, I was better off seeing the entire glorious season of Wonderfalls rather than "moving on" after the handful that aired, wasn't I? Even without a lick of closure, the unaired Christmas episode of Tru Calling was a gem. And Firefly was only getting better through its unaired episodes. (Of course, in that case we fans finally got our closure in a different medium.) Might the problem that viewers are having this year with the Vanisheds and Kidnappeds of the world have more to do with streaming technology, or the fact that their unaired episodes were themselves not very good, than that the notion of watching unaired eps at all is a ... read more

The ratings for last week's ...

Question: The ratings for last week's Veronica Mars premiere (3.3 million viewers) look really good to me, but people are complaining about how it was a big drop-off from Gilmore Girls.

Answer: CW execs were very pleased with those numbers, and that's really all that matters.

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Premiered: October 30, 2003, on FOX
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Premise: Morgue attendant Tru Davies hears dead people, and also finds herself reliving the previous day in this fast-paced supernatural spin on `Groundhog Day' in which she tries to alter fate and save lives.



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