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Jack Davenport Takes Center Stage

1/30/2012 2:20pm EST
NBC's Smash is full of stars, but the one you don't know - that you should know - is British actor Jack Davenport.

In the ambitious new series (starting February 6 at 10), he plays Derek Wills, director of the Marilyn Monroe musical and not the kind of man who'll be winning a congeniality award anytime soon. Derek is complimentary one minute and cringeworthy the next. He's the kind of boss we'd all hate to have but whose results can't be dismissed either. It's a role where many actors could focus on the negative and make him a tyrannical, unlikeable mess. Davenport, however, brings ...

Watercooler: The Best 'Revenge'

9/22/2011 1:39pm EDT
Emily VanCamp | Photo Credits: Carol Kaelson/ABC
"This is not a story of forgiveness."

But it is a story of fabulousness.

Last night, ABC unleashed its Revenge and this season's dishiest drama is already serving up the hotness. Glamorous, gorgeous and soapy as sin, this thing has all the makings of a must-see escapist thrill.

By casting...

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Q&A: Liz Phair Discusses 'In Plain Sight' Musical Role, Hitting The Road & More

5/12/2010 11:27am EDT
Before Miley Cyrus worked the stripper pole, there was indie rock artist Liz Phair who enjoyed teasing listeners with songs about getting down and dirty. Blonde and rail thin, the rebellious singer appears on her iconic 1994 cover for her debut album Exile in Guyville bare chested and howling. With lyrics like “I want be your blowjob queen,” the two-time Grammy Award winner enjoyed talking about sex more than pubescent boys, but also sympathized with teenage girls frustrated over settling for less.

While Phair fascinated audiences like any true rock star, she went the domestic route and ga...

'Melrose Place' Hotties

9/4/2009 11:44am EDT
Melrose Place
Calling all those who miss the mid '90s! The Melrose Place remake is almost here, and you are not going to want to miss it! The new "Melrose Place" is said to be hotter, sexier, darker and much more dramatic, and it all starts with a dead body found in the pool.

Original "Melrose Place" alums Thomas Calabro and Laura Leighton will reprise their roles of Dr. Michael Mancini and Sydney Andrews, but it is the newcomers that everyone is anxious to see. Will they live up to the high standards of the cult classic? Find out on the premiere, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 on the CW.


TV Wish List for 2009

12/29/2008 12:37pm EST
True Blood
It is time to bid farewell to the television of 2008 and welcome 2009 with open arms, but let it be with a sweet, friendly warning. TV viewers are fickle. One day we'll love your show, and the next we'll hate it. Sometimes all you have to do is steer a little off course, or introduce an irritating character, and then we abandon you to the cold. Yet TV viewers can be fiercely loyal, sticking to a show through seasons of awful dialogue just because we remember when it was great. The Writer's Strike put a real damper on new shows and old shows alike this year, but 2009 has a clean new slate to...

New TV On DVD, Dec. 16

12/16/2008 8:00am EST
Generation Kill
Generation Kill, a seven-part HBO miniseries, follows the Marines of First Recon Battalion as they attempt to survive the first forty days of the Iraq War. Also on DVD: Swingtown season one.

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

8/11/2008 9:44am EDT
Monday, Aug 11

American Mall (MTV, 9 p.m.) - Can't get enough of teenagers breaking into song? This retail musical from the producers of High School Musical is for you.

The Middleman (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) - Kevin Sorbo guest stars as a Middleman from the 1960s who has been cryogenically frozen in all his glory.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Alert the masses! Nancy finally decides to do some parenting and talk to her sons about their recent behavior.

Tuesday, Aug 12

Eureka (Sci Fi, 9 p.m.) - Talk about a case of wedding day jitters. An earthquake rattles Allison's wedd...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

7/22/2008 8:45am EDT
So You Think You Can Dance
Tuesday, July 22

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - Family trouble, boy problems, throwing up. Just a typical school day for Amy.

How to Look Good Naked (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) - Oh my, a real healthy looking woman!

Wednesday, July 23

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 8 p.m.) - The top eight take the dance floor.

Project Runway (Bravo, 9 p.m.) - The designers go eco-friendly for their next challenge, which teams them with their models.

Thursday, July 24

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 9 p.m.) - It's down to six after tonight.


What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

7/14/2008 8:55am EDT
The Closer
Monday, July 14

The Closer (TNT, 9 p.m.) - Jason O'Mara (Grey's Anatomy, the upcoming Life on Mars remake) returns as Brenda's stalker, pyromaniac Bill. This time around, he's helping Brenda out on an arson case.

The Middleman (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) - Are you still not watching this delightfully fun series? Would a helping of trout-eating zombies help convince you to try it out?

The Soup Presents (E!, 10 p.m.) - "Stuff Your Mother Won't Let You Watch," a.k.a. bad reality behavior and pissed off celebs.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Nancy gets a retail job to cover her drug ...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

7/7/2008 9:16am EDT
Enrico Colantoni
Monday, July 7

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.) - Penny must nurse a sick Sheldon in this rerun.

The Middleman (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) - Wendy and the Middleman stumble upon a subculture of exiled aliens addicted to plastic surgery. Hey, it's not easy being green.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Doug finally joins the Botwins in Ren Mar, while Nancy asks Andy to join her on a little trip south of the border. Seven days of mourning sure does make Nancy antsy.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) - Belle does a lot of things in the bedroom, but there may be someth...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

7/1/2008 8:45am EDT
My Boys
Tuesday, July 1

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - We're a bit skeptical of anything that comes from the creator of 7th Heaven, but we'll give it a shot for Molly Ringwald.

Hell's Kitchen (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Whoopi Goldberg makes a special appearance in the penultimate episode as the two remaining chefs visit Gordon Ramsay's New York restaurant.

Wednesday, July 2

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 8 p.m.) - The final 14 dancers take the stage.

Shear Genius (Bravo, 10 p.m.) - The producers may want to watch those scissors extra closely this wee...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

6/23/2008 9:11am EDT
Rescue Me
Monday, June 23

The Middleman (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - Wendy and the Middleman travel to the underworld and, well, it's kind of swanky.

Bones (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Booth and Brennan begin "couples therapy" in this repeat.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Nancy makes her first drug-related trip over the border.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) - Going to an exclusive sex party? Just a perk of the job for Belle.

Tuesday, June 24

Hell's Kitchen (FOX, 9 p.m.) - The three remaining chefs must replicate the breakfast dishes Chef Ramsey served them.

Rescue M...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

6/16/2008 8:40am EDT
Monday, June 16

The Middleman (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, Medium) brings his Men in Black-like sci-fi comic to television. Judging by the witty and campy previews, this one is a keeper.

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - Ah, the infamous backseat limo hook-up episode.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Nancy's back, and she's retransplanted her family to a beachside town by the Tijuana border. With Albert Brooks coming on as Nancy's father-in-law, is it too much to hope for dead hubby Jeffrey Dean Morgan in a flashback or ghostly appearance?

Secret Diary of...

Summer TV Preview: ABC, CBS, NBC & Fox

5/28/2008 9:43am EDT
Memorial Day has come and gone, and with its passing the summer of 2008 has (unofficially) begun. It wasn't so many years ago that the summer quarter was little more than an exercise in futility for the networks. They figured that no one would want to stay indoors on beautiful summer evenings to watch original programming, so they instead filled the schedule with repeats of shows that weren't interesting the first time around. Occasionally, viewers were treated to the burn-off episodes of a failed (and swiftly canceled) offering from the prior season. Yippee.

That all changed a few...