It's hide-and-seek, cat-and-mouse, cloak-and-dagger goings-on in the vein of Three Days of the Condor. The opening episode is replete with a suicide, a mysterious death and government conspiracies involving a brilliant-but-troubled code-breaking intelligence analyst (James Badge Dale of The Pacific and 24) at a federal agency who finds himself enmeshed in espionage. (A Rubicon, according to the dictionary, is a boundary line that, when crossed, commits a person irrevocably. Well, this intriguing and involving series definitely merits commitment.)
Read on for previews of Entourage, the X Games, Top 10 Commercials of 2010, Next Food Network Star, Ultimate Air Jaws and Drop Dead Diva.
The Situation, Snooki and the rest of the "GTL" crew are back for a second season of TV's guiltiest pleasure. But this time, they're leaving the Jersey Shore behind and taking their fake tans and fist pumps down south to Miami, where more debauchery is sure to occur. Before long, the drama picks up where it left off, with former flames Ronnie and Sammi getting into a flight in a club after she accuses him of flirting with other girls. Doesn't sound like much has changed.
Read on for previews of Royal Pains, On the Road with Austin & Santino, 30 for 30, the X Games, CSI and Project Runway.
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The Los Angeles area has been without the NFL since 1995, which oddly enough was Year 1 of the X Games, the Super Bowl of action sports that has become a SoCal signature every summer at the Home Depot Center and Staples Center. The fit between event and locale is as flawless as a perfectly landed trick on a skateboard, motorcycle or BMX bike, of which you'll see plenty over 15 hours of live coverage the next four days. Skateboard Big Air and Moto X Step Up (like pole-vaulting on a motorcycle) highlight the opening night, with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk joining host Sal Masekela for all the adrenaline-filled commentary.
Read on for previews of So You Think You Can Dance, Burn Notice, She's Got the Look and Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Dave Mirra survived a 1993 crossing-the-street-collision with a drunk driver — which left him with a fractured skull and dislocated shoulder — but that's not why they call him "Miracle Boy." No, the 31-year-old BMX badass earned it by successfully performing tricks previously thought impossible. Mirra’s 18 medals at the X Games (the 11th edition begins Aug. 4 on ESPN) along with his touring (like his current Dew Action Sports Tour) have made him a millionaire many times over and, most importantly, got him booked as a regular host on MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno. Ohmigawd, he’ll totally be able to tell us what’s up with Veronica’s bad attitude!
TVGuide.com: Regarding your Daddy Warbucks ’do, is there a fear of combs here, or is this a preemptive strike against male pattern baldness?Dave Mirra: You know, I