Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara
What's a fanboy to do now that the phat ladies and gents of Glee have sung their last notes for the season? (Well, the top 10 finalists of So You Think You Can Dance are announced Thursday, so I'm hoping they and their "all-star" partners can help fill the void.) It's been a busy week of comings and goings on network and cable, with some shows signing off just as others (including True Blood this Sunday) launch new summer seasons. But for now, let's focus on the goings, with some parting thoughts on several spring standouts...
Call it sex and the suburbs.
Three weeks ago on United States of Tara, Max (John Corbett), the inordinately patient husband of Tara (Toni Collette), had a one-night stand with a waitress, Pammy (Joey Lauren Adams), putting a chink in his good-guy armor.
"I first read it at a table read and remember screaming out loud, 'You've got to be f---ing kidding me!'" Corbett tells TVGuide.com, adding that writers told him they wanted to shake up Max this season. "That was a big step to let Max to do that. ... A lot of fans [come up to me] and said ...
A second season opens for the beauty contest in which contestants are judged not only on their physical attributes, but also on their "inner beauty." Five gorgeous women and five handsome men are given $200 to create a look for what they think is a "Face of Vegas" contest. They're also given the chance to steal an item to give themselves an edge before posing for judges in lighted glass cases on the strip. Hidden cameras reveal who takes the moral high ground and who takes the bait.
Read on for previews of United States of Tara, Cake Boss, Saving Grace, America the Story of Us, The Eastwood Factor and Dad Camp.
Anna Paquin, Carmine Giovinazzo, Paget Brewster
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Wondering if you can elaborate on Danny and Lindsay's predicament in the season finale of CSI: NY? — Christina
ADAM: It doesn't look good. We know Shane Casey tracks down Danny and Lindsay while they're on vacation, and since he's Shane Casey, you can expect some serious peril. But just who is in danger? "[The finale] really leaves you in a position to wonder whose life is at stake...
Jack's gone behind the backs of CTU brass before in the course of espionage, and even cut the president out of the loop once or twice, but he's always been able to count on Chloe having his back. Now that she's acting head of CTU, that may no longer be the case, and Jack finds himself calling in a marker from an old friend (Michael Madsen) when things get tight. Meanwhile, President Taylor, who's already reluctantly trusting Charles Logan, enlists someone from the private sector — Mark Bledsoe (D.B. Sweeney) — to help with the crisis.
Read on for previews of Gossip Girl, United States of Tara, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, RuPaul's Drag Race and Runaway Squad.
Peter Fonda, Sarah Shahi
Rounding out the ensemble cast of Michael C. Hall's next movie, East Fifth Bliss, will be Peter Fonda, Sarah Shahi (formerly of NBC's Life), Chris Messina and Brad Henke, producer John Ramos tweeted Wednesday.
East Fifth Bliss, which is adapted from the Douglas Light novel of the same name, centers on ...
Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody is expecting her first child.
The Oscar winner, 31, announced the happy news via Twitter. "Thanks for the congrats on my fetus...
Following a seven-month layoff, the unflinching series' third and final season resumes, and so does hard-living Grace's prickly path toward her spiritual destiny. In the first of nine final episodes, Grace — who's now been given the moniker "Angel Cop" — deals with the impact of plummeting from a building with Neely. In due time, she'll also happen upon an enigmatic stranger (Gordon MacDonald). Meanwhile, familial divisions are the result when Ham dates his late brother's widow; and Grace and her crime crew probe a fatal attack by a dog.
Read on for previews of 10 Things I Hate About You, Chuck, United States of Tara and RuPaul's Drag Race.
Toni Collette and Edie Falco
Fresh off their strong season premieres, Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara have each been renewed for a third season, Showtime announced Thursday.
Both shows have been picked up for 12 episodes each and will go into production later this year.
Watch Nurse Jackie's Season 2 premiere now
"Showtime is enormously proud of these two series starring two of the best actresses ...
If you love the many faces of Toni Collette in United States of Tara, but missed out on Monday's Season 2 premiere, now you can watch the full episode for free! In the season opener, Tara tries to make new friends now that she feels she has her alter egos in check. Meanwhile, Marshall has trouble fitting in at school, and Charmaine thinks about the possibility of marriage.
Watch the episode after the jump.