Game 4 of the National Basketball Association finals attracted 13.30 million fans in the last two hours of prime time Tuesday, helping ABC easily win the night, according to preliminary Nielsen figures.
It also scored a 5.5 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds — an increase of 17 percent against last year's Game 4 overnight numbers.
White Collar returned last night for its third season and, lord, they didn't waste any time getting right back into the action, huh? So, since we lovelovelove USA's crafty con drama and what is being set up with this Nazi treasure mystery, the Watercooler has decided to devote today's column to a chat with star Matt Bomer about what's coming up and why Neal may not be such a good guy after all. (But shhh, don't tell Peter!)
Matt Bomer and Willie Garson
To catch a thief is hard. But to catch a thief on the new season of White Collar is going to be a tad more difficult.
The third season premiere, airing Tuesday at 9/8c on USA, picks up right where the show left off three months ago when Neal (Matt Bomer) discovered billions of dollars of stolen art and jewelry left in a warehouse for him by an anonymous friend. After getting our hands on the episode early we pick five (non-spoilery) reasons to get excited for what's ahead.
What's next on White Collar: Neal's big decision, his future with Sara, the origin of Mozzie
1. Neal faces temptation: The tagline for the new season says it all: "Choose a side." While Neal has always struggled to...
Inside the Actors Studio (Tuesday, 8/7c, Bravo)
James Lipton welcomes the cast of a modern instant classic, ABC's Modern Family, to the stage for an interview that includes questions tossed to the characters each of the stars plays. So while Actors Studio celebrates the careers of Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, we'll also hear from Jay and Gloria, Claire and Phil, and Mitchell and Cameron.
Eliza Dushku will guest-star on USA's White Collar, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Dushku will appear in the ninth episode of the third season as a very sexy woman who works for Matthew Keller (Ross McCall).
Paget Brewster, Anna Paquin, Matt Bomer
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So glad Paget Brewster will be back on Criminal Minds next season. But what does that mean for the Doyle story line? — Melissa
ADAM: Doyle will certainly be back, but probably not for long. "The only way Prentiss can return to us is if Ian Doyle is destroyed," executive producer Erica Messer tells us. "We all love Timothy V. Murphy and want him to have some screen time. But our challenge is to expand on their story and not repeat what [we've already] learned."
What's up with Sookie and the fairies on True Blood? — Sarah
NATALIE: When the show returns, Sookie will reconnect with...
Matt Bomer and Piper Perabo
He's the bad boy, she's by the book. But when you put two of cable's sexiest stars together for a photo shoot, a funny thing happens. After shaking off the sand and scrubbing off their sun-kissed makeup, Matt Bomer, who plays White Collar's swoonworthy con man Neal Caffrey, and Piper Perabo, the Golden Globe-nominated knockout behind Covert Affairs' CIA rookie Annie Walker, chill out at a café on New York's Chelsea Piers. When not dropping hints about their season premieres this week — Collar returns with our beloved Neal-Peter bromance on the rocks, and Affairs finds Annie protecting a CIA ally just as strong-willed as she is — the two laugh it up about love interests, filming on location and their perfect idea for a crossover episode. Hot and hilarious? Talk about an explosive combo...
Tiffani Thiessen and Brady Smith
Brady Smith, the real-life husband of Tiffani Thiessen, will join his wife on the upcoming season of White Collar, TVLine.com reports.
Smith will play...
Lena Headey, who plays Queen Cersei on HBO's Game of Thrones, is extending her reign to the USA Network, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Ernie Hudson has been cast on White Collar as Isaac Jeffries, the loving childhood mentor of Mozzie (Willie Garson), TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Hudson, 65, will appear in an upcoming episode that looks back at...