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Best Of 2013 TV: 'Suits,' 'The Good Wife' And More

December 30th, 2013 12:30pm EST
The Good Wife
High-fives for everyone! As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to recognize the TV shows and people behind them that have made our jobs worthwhile. We've looked back on all the programs we've covered this year and picked out the few that we think deserve some special recognition. Check them out below, and feel free to leave your own 'best of the best' in the comments.

TV Series Of The Year: USA's Suits

Television doesn't get any better than this. Suits has been nearly flawless over three seasons, with a completely fantastic cast including two of the best actors we can think of (Gabriel ...
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'Body Of Proof' Star Mary Mouser Talks Season 3

May 3rd, 2013 2:10pm EDT
Body of Proof
ABC's Body of Proof has been on a roll with its reinvigorated third season - so BFTV checked in with Mary Mouser, who plays Dr. Megan Hunt's daughter Lacey Fleming, to see how different the show really seems and if the cast has any idea whether or not ABC is going to bring the show back for another season.

Season three has been a time of change for fans, with the exit of some cast members, the addition of others and some rather unique plots, but Mary said it doesn't feel like a different series. "To me I guess it really doesn't," she told us. "It does when I'm watching it, but even with th...
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5 Underappreciated TV Actors: Where Are They Now?

April 14th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Fairly Legal
In December, I gave you my list of five TV actors deserving of more notice this year. With 2013 more than a quarter of the way over, it's time to check the results. Where are these talented folks now? Did they get the extra attention they should have? And who else is poised to reach the next level?

1. Michael Trucco

You Know Him From: USA's Fairly Legal, Syfy's Battlestar Galactica

Why He Made The List: He was the MVP of Fairly Legal. While Sarah Shahi was deservedly center stage in the USA original series as mediator Kate Reed, he was her perfect foil as Kate's ex-husband and frequent...
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'Body of Proof' Recap: Is Tommy Sullivan A Murderer?

April 10th, 2013 9:40am EDT
Body of Proof
It's about time that Body of Proof got around to a Mark Valley centric episode. After all, he's certainly deserving of one. While "Doubting Tommy" stretches plausibility a bit, it's proof that when you put a script into the hands of a good actor, good things almost always happen.

The episode begins with an unlucky guy meeting his demise via baseball bat, and then cuts to Megan testifying in the subsequent murder trial. After her evidence is given, Tommy is called to the stand, and is cross-examined by the defense attorney, and asked about his "gut feeling" regarding the case. He admits tha...
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Mark Valley Brings His Toughness and Talent to 'Body of Proof'

April 2nd, 2013 9:40am EDT
Body of Proof
There's no greater badass on television than Mark Valley. As previously mentioned, the man has made a career of not only kicking down the door - but also playing characters who are as smart as they are tough, who have depth and nuance to go with their guts, and are never short of something to say. Oh, and he also happens to be one of the truly best guys in the business. Last week, BFTV had the pleasure of reconnecting with Mark to ask him about his new co-starring role on Body of Proof.

Mark is a living example of the saying "you can't keep a good man down" - he's never off our screens for...
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'Body Of Proof': The Welcome Return Of Mark Valley

February 27th, 2013 9:40am EST
Body of Proof
Body of Proof viewers met a new star in the third-season, two-part premiere - but Mark Valley is a familiar face to anyone who knows television over the last decade. He can't seem to stay off the small screen, and that's more than okay, because we can't get enough of him.

On the ABC drama, Valley plays recently transplanted Detective Tommy Sullivan, who conveniently arrives still carrying a torch for Dr. Megan Hunt (played by series lead Dana Delany) from their affair two decades ago in New York. From Tommy's very first scene, he and Megan are already snapping at one another, but unlike so...
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5 Television Actors Deserving of More Notice in 2013

December 26th, 2012 9:00am EST
Michael Trucco
Now that Christmas is over, it's time to look forward to the New Year and new entertainment. With that comes the opportunity to hopefully see some familiar faces again, and there are several that I've got my fingers crossed for. These five actors have distinguished themselves in television roles in the recent past, and deserve more of our attention - and hopefully to be back on our small screens - in 2013.

1. Michael Trucco: Former Battlestar Galactica star Michael Trucco did a complete 180 two seasons ago when he stepped into the role of Assistant District Attorney Justin Patrick on USA...
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My 10 Celebrity Valentines For 2012

February 13th, 2012 11:00am EST
Adam Levine
Valentine's Day is almost upon us. I don't have a valentine this year, but I'd like to give a few out to 10 celebs whose work I have particular affection for.

1. Adam Levine

My favorite The Voice coach is someone I'll always admire, and deservedly so: he has more hardware than a Home Depot. This past year alone, he and Maroon 5 scored their first American Music Award, a People's Choice Award and a Grammy nomination. I totally concur with my friend Jesse Blaze Snider, who referred to them as a band "with three near-perfect albums." (And a fourth on the way, reportedly due in June.)

Now,...
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'Human Target's' Mark Valley Takes Aim At 'Harry's Law'

July 12th, 2011 8:43pm EDT
Human Target
Well, my fellow Mark Valley fans won't have to wait long for their next fix.

While we're still mourning the cancellation of Human Target on FOX, the show's leading man has signed on to become a series regular for the sophomore year of NBC's Harry's Law. Details on his role are scant thus far, but Entertainment Weekly reports that he'll be one of the new attorneys hired by main character Harriet "Harry" Korn (Kathy Bates).

The job reunites Valley with David E. Kelley; he was previously a regular for the first three seasons of Kelley's Boston Legal, playing the character of Brad Chase, w...
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Dearly Departed: Eulogizing 'The Chicago Code' & 'Human Target'

May 11th, 2011 9:45am EDT
The Chicago Code
FOX, I'm not talking to you anymore. Not after you cancelled my two favorite series, The Chicago Code and Human Target.

No, this article is directed at the people still coming to terms with the network's decision to bring the hammer down on those two series Tuesday night. This is for the dismayed fans, for the casts and crews that are now in need of other jobs. I had the pleasure of working on both Code and Human Target for their entire runs. (In addition to fellow victim Lie To Me this season.) I wasn't just a critic, I was also a fan. I'm just as upset as the viewers, and I sure a...
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'Human Target' Is Cancelled

May 10th, 2011 10:43pm EDT
Human Target
Entertainment Weekly has reported that Human Target has been cancelled. Unfortunately, thanks to my Human Target Fan Club position, I can verify that cancellation personally.

Target, which starred Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley, had long been considered unsure to return, despite a massive revamp between its first and second seasons. Despite changing showrunners and adding two new cast members (Indira Varma and Janet Montgomery), its numbers still struggled and it was roundly named as one of three shows that could be axed by the network, after narrowly escaping canc...
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Save 'Human Target,' Again

February 16th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Human Target
Stop me if you've heard this one before: FOX's Human Target is on death watch, and it needs the viewing public to save it.

Yes, the Mark Valley-led action series is in pretty much the same position it was this time last year. I still remember the waiting, the worrying, the rumors that the network was going to choose between Target and Lie To Me. It wasn't a pretty sight, and I knew that we were lucky to see a second season. Yet even after an overhaul both behind and in front of the camera, we're still back in the same tough position.

And I'm still of the belief that this show needs t...
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Top 10 Current TV Character Crushes

February 14th, 2011 12:30pm EST
Fairly Legal
It's Valentine's Day, and that means love is in the air (for some of us, anyway). It's also a perfect time to pay tribute to the fictional men who've made my heart melt this TV season, for one reason or another, or oftentimes several. These are ten guys who, if they were real, would have no problem getting my phone number.

Warning: there are spoilers for certain series. Each show is listed in each character's heading. If you're waiting for the DVD's, I'd advise skipping those particular sections.

Before I get too mushy, here's the criteria for making my list:

1) They had to be from...
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'Human Target' 2.13 'Marshall Pucci' Recap And Review

February 10th, 2011 1:01am EST
Human Target
I'm having a really strong sense of deja vu. It's another Human Target season finale, and we're in the same place: wondering if the show is going to make it, watching as people speculate it's not long for this world. It's not a fun place to be in, but I console myself with remembering that we all thought the same thing last year and here we are in season two.

We semi-pick up from the end of last week's episode. Ilsa's still drunk, still brooding, and flashing back to a year earlier, when her husband (Steven Brand) told her not to come to Africa and in so doing, saved her life. We no...
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Exclusive First Look Video: Fringe's 'Vicious, Vicious' Triangle Heats Up

February 9th, 2011 4:31pm EST
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson | Photo Credits: Liane Hentscher/Fox
In a perfect world, it would be all about Peter and Olivia. But in Fringe's alternate universe, there's that damn Fauxlivia to worry about, too. And with young Mr. Bishop still harboring the warm-and-fuzzies for his Mata Hari from the other side, not to mention a pileup of major revelations that come out in this week's episode (Friday, 9/8c on Fox), things just can't be black or white... or in the show's multiverse color scheme, red or blue.

Who should our hero pick, Liv or the liar? In the exclusive video after the jump, the cast discusses TV's trickiest threesome, Peter's, um, bedroom ab...
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'Human Target' 2.12 'The Trouble With Harry' Review

February 3rd, 2011 1:04am EST
Human Target
Remember this picture? That's what happened the last time that Harry graced Chance and Co. with his presence. Needless to say, his return does not inspire confidence. Just the look on Chance's face as he waits for Harry at a bar tells us this is not going to go smoothly. Yet does Harry feel the same sense of dread we do? Of course not. That's because Harry doesn't know that there's a guy named Vaughn lurking behind both of them with a gun, and a bomb under Chance's barstool.

"It all started a few days ago with a client Winston brought in," Chance tells him, and us.

Flashback time,...
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Interview: 'Human Target's' Mark Valley Takes Aim At Season 2

February 2nd, 2011 3:30pm EST
Human Target
Human Target's sophomore season is almost over - which made it a perfect time to sit down again with one of my favorite people, series star Mark Valley. Continuing from our chat at the beginning of Season 2, Mark shared his thoughts on how different things have been since the end of Season 1, how Season 2 is finally putting the show in the public eye, and even what he might like to see should the series advance to Season 3.

Before we get started with the questions, I do have good news to share with you. Since we talked last, we've officially been able to launch the Human Target Fan...
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'Human Target' 2.11 'Kill Bob' Recap And Review

February 1st, 2011 12:00am EST
Human Target
Tonight begins the week-and-a-half push toward Human Target's second season (potentially series?) finale. FOX is fast-tracking the final three episodes, starting with tonight and ending with the season finale just nine days away. That's a whole lot of Chance to enjoy in a short period of time. Let's get right to it, shall we?

Bob Anderson (Todd Grinnell) didn't get the memo that white guys shouldn't attempt dancing to rap music, even if it's in your car while stuck in traffic. Maybe that lack of taste is why a mysterious person on a motorcycle tries to kill him. After that, he turns ...
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'Human Target' Is Still Getting Rescheduled

January 31st, 2011 4:54pm EST
Human Target
Programming alert, Human Target fans: our show is still getting rescheduled. After enduring the schedule changes due to the cancellation of Lone Star, and later the (completely understandable) preemption due to the Presidential speech regarding the tragedy in Arizona, the Mark Valley-led show is being shuffled yet again.

Even as it closes in on the end of season two, FOX is continuing to move the action series around the schedule. An all-new episode will replace House tonight at 8 PM ET/PT.

The series will also air on its usual day, this Wednesday, February 2 - but due to American Idol,...
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'Human Target' 2.07/2.08 'A Problem Like Maria'/'Communication Breakdown' Advance Review

December 29th, 2010 6:03pm EST
Human_Target
I know, it's a downer that tonight's Human Target is a rerun (both of them). Don't worry, though, as I have a cure for you: a sneak peek at next week's two all new episodes, "A Problem Like Maria" and "Communication Breakdown." The episodes comprise a two-part event, the first for Human Target.

If you didn't guess it from the title, "A Problem Like Maria" involves the return of Chance's ex-flame Maria (Leonor Varela), last seen in "Salvage & Reclamation." She needs his help dealing with a South American dictator who's kidnapped a friend. (Not unlike the general premise of "The Return o...
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'Human Target' 2.06 'The Other Side Of The Mall' Recap And Review

December 23rd, 2010 12:05am EST
Human Target
I've quipped a time or two that I wouldn't mind getting Christopher Chance for Christmas - well, I finally got my wish. Kind of. Close enough.

Unlike me, Chance is not in the Christmas spirit (that's right, it's Chance and not Winston who's the cranky one), so he's glad to get a new case in the form of Richard Applebaum (John Michael Higgins), who's become a whistleblower against the pharmaceutical company that he works for, and has since found his life and the lives of his family in danger. How's the team going to handle this one? By integrating themselves into middle-class suburb...
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'Human Target' 2.05 'Dead Head' Recap and Review

December 16th, 2010 12:19am EST
Human Target
This week's Human Target takes a pretty different tack. Chance and Winston are waiting to have an overdue meeting with a man who claims he's being targeted by just about everyone. As usual, Winston is disgruntled, and Chance is unbothered by Winston being disgruntled. Their new client's proven right, however, when they have to rescue him from a car bomb right in front of the restaurant where they're waiting for him. As a result of the car accident, the client has amnesia, meaning they have zero idea about what they're getting into. Yet since when has that ever stopped Chance? He fak...
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'Human Target' 2.04 'The Return of Baptiste' Recap and Review

December 9th, 2010 12:02am EST
Human Target
Ilsa's gone and gotten herself into it again this week. She's in South America looking for her kidnapped friend. Chance is not impressed with this decision. Perhaps in order to keep her from being killed, he decides to step in and help her - even if it means relying on his former colleague turned nemesis, Baptiste (Lennie James), who is not a fan of Cervantes, the guy who's kidnapped Susan Connors.

While Chance goes to Siberia and reluctantly springs Baptiste from his dreary confines - just watch Mark Valley's facial expressions during their initial exchanges and you can see t...
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'Human Target' 2.03 'Taking Ames' Recap And Review

December 1st, 2010 10:16pm EST
Human Target 2.03
The writers of Human Target are a crafty bunch. Last week, they responded to all of our thoughts and fears about the new cast additions by writing almost all of them into the episode; this week, they continue their campaign to win us over by devoting an entire episode to newcomer Ames.

Ames does a favor for her oldest and dearest friend Brody (J.D. Pardo, who played Sean on FOX's short-lived Drive), and by "favor" I mean that she helps him steal explosives and then literally blow out the back door. Her regression into her criminal past shouldn't be surprising to anyone. It's certain...
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Anna Torv Split From Husband 'A Few Months Ago'

April 11th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Torv,_Anna
Fringe actress Anna Torv has separated from her husband, former co-star Mark Valley, after just a year of marriage, according to a U.S. report.

The couple met on the set of the crime show, playing secret lovers and work partners, who hide their affair from their bosses at the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).

The actors dated secretly in real life for several months before they exchanged vows in December 2008, but the marriage came to an end earlier this year, according to People.com.

The website reports the pair separated "a few months ago."

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Fox Announces New 2009-10 Shows; Renews 'Dollhouse,' 'Fringe' & More

May 18th, 2009 1:06pm EDT
Mark Valley stars in Human Target
After a special preview event airing Tuesday, May 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), "Glee," the distinctive new comedy starring Jane Lynch will enter its freshman year this fall. Combining biting humor with a soundtrack of hit music from past to present, the inventive series follows an optimistic high school teacher who against all odds attempts to restore McKinley High's fading Glee Club to its former glory, while helping a group of underdogs realize their true star potential.

Two additional new comedies will premiere this fall. From the producers of Family Guy, comes The Cleveland Show. The ...
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Anna Torv Talks About 'Fringe' Season Finale

May 4th, 2009 9:49am EDT
Anna Torv
As the television season approaches its end, fans can get ready for big finales for their favorite shows. How will Jack Bauer save the day this time? How desperate will the Housewives get? Fringe has started laying the groundwork for an interdimensional war and star Anna Torv needs to know who she's fighting.

"I want to know about that because it seems like Olivia's kind of interlinked to that, "Torv said. "We keep getting more and more little bits and pieces of information. In the next couple of episodes, David Robert Jones comes back, Harris comes back. It's a J.J. show so every time...
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'Fringe': Did It Live Up To The Hype?

September 10th, 2008 11:35am EDT
Fringe
Last night J.J. Abrams' eagerly anticipated show Fringe premiered on FOX. Did it live up to the hype? Warning: spoilers ahead, so you may want to skip this if you haven't seen the episode.

An airplane lands at Boston's Logan Airport where the crew and passengers are mysteriously killed. FBI special agents Olivie Dunham (Anna Torv) and her partner John Scott (Mark Valley) are called in to investigate. During the investigation John is hit by an explosion following a suspect and is infected by the same substance that killed the plane's passengers, leaving him in a weird state that turns...
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Starpulse's 2008-09 TV Pilot Forecast

April 9th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku
The time and financial constraints of the writers' strike are being felt this TV pilot season. The broadcast networks are developing half the number of pilots they usually do, ordering presentations in lieu of pilots for some and giving others the straight to series order.

Aside from NBC, which announced its schedule ahead of the pack last week, the networks have kept their plans for fall shrouded in mystery. We'll learn more during the networks' May upfronts. While we can't make any guarantees about which series will get the vote of confidence, here are some promising players to keep...
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Taraji P. Henson To Join The Cast Of 'Boston Legal' As A Series Regular

July 3rd, 2007 10:18am EDT
Taraji P. Henson
An exciting array of familiar and new faces are set to guest star on early episodes of "Boston Legal" this coming season, and a new cast member will join the series, which began production last week on fourth season episodes.

Taraji P. Henson will join the cast as a series regular later in the season. She will play a high powered corporate litigator out of the New York office whom Carl Sack (John Larroquette) brings in to help him wrestle for more political sovereignty within the firm.

Amongst the guest stars, Gail O'Grady once again plays Judge Gloria Weldon, who is in a heated r...
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