Monday, January 3, 2011

Being Human - Syfy Video: "House Rules" Sneak Peek

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House Rules - Being Human

Being Human is harder then it looks. Take a sneak peek at the upcoming Syfy Original Series! Premiers Monday, January 17 at 9/8C!

Cast includes Meaghan Rath, Mark Pelligrino, Sam Huntington and Sam Witwer.

Supernatural - Video: January Preview # 1

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EDIT: Jan 27: NOTE: This episode has been rescheduled to air on Friday, February 4, 2011

Save yourself for new episodes. Supernatural returns Friday, Febraury 4, 2011!

Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer - Video: "An Ugly Game" Sneak Peek

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The Closer - Season Finale Sneak Peek

Watch a sneak peak of "An Ugly Game," the season finale of The Closer, premiering tonight at 9/8c.

Human Target - TV Guide: Ask Matt January 3, 2011

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Ask Matt: January 3, 2011

by Matt Roush

... Question: When Human Target premiered last season, I thought that this would be a good thing, especially since 24 was ending and Target seemed to have a bit of an edge to it, even though it was episodic. This season, however, Target has a totally different feel to it with the new cast members, which I didn't think they needed, and new theme song. The show has even lightened up in its tone. It's starting to look more like Burn Notice. Is this the producers' attempt to gain more viewers? — Bill

Matt Roush: The simple answer is yes. Adding two female regulars was clearly a bid to broaden the show's appeal — and while I think Indira Varma was a fine add as the new boss figure, I'm not sure what the Ames character is really bringing to the party, though I don't mind her — but I'm not sure that likening it to a USA series is the insult you may intend it to be. For me, Human Target has from the start felt more like a caper series than a hard-edged action adventure, never intended to be taken as seriously as 24. Chance's back story clearly has a dark side, and Guerrero always means business and has edge (though he's as hilarious as he is lethal), but the show has always been much closer in tone to USA than FX, unless I've missed something. I'm not sure these tweaks will help the show find an audience, especially with the strategy of scheduling back-to-back episodes the next two weeks — too much of an OK thing, even for a fan. But I'm also not convinced they've done irreparable harm.


Human Target season two cast Janet Montgomery, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Valley, Indira Varma and Chi McBride

Stargate Universe - MGM: Video Featurette - "Different Camps" with Louis Ferreira

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Stargate Universe Video Featurette: "Different Camps"

Louis Ferreira discusses the evolution of the relationship between Dr. Rush and Col. Young.

Sarah Shahi - Fairly Legal - Channel Guide Magazine: Interview

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The "Anti-Lawyer"

Sarah Shahi Plays A Mediator In USA's Unconventional New Legal Series

By Jeff Pfeiffer

"Fairly Legal" airs Thursdays on USA Network starting Jan. 20.

USA Network's motto in recent years has been "Characters Welcome," and this mission statement has helped launch a string of high-quality and popular series, such as Burn Notice, Psych and White Collar, all filled with memorable characters. But the network's new drama Fairly Legal may be the most character-driven of all. Although it can technically be called a legal drama, star Sarah Shahi (The L Word) tells us that it is an "unconventional" one -- also describing it as "cheeky" and "flirty" -- and the pilot episode bears her out that this is a refreshing take on the tried-and-true law series.

"I'm not sitting there spewing out legal jargon and [constantly in] courtroom scenes," Shahi says. "This character purely functions on how she feels. A lot of the time she just leads with her heart, and her mind sometimes follows, sometimes doesn't. So for me it was more important to get her heart and to understand her."

Shahi's character is Kate Reed, a former lawyer who became so frustrated with the bureaucracy and injustices she saw in the system that she decided to become an "anti-lawyer" -- a mediator, a profession not often seen on television. If you're not quite sure what a mediator is or does, you're not alone.

"I didn't know much about mediators," says Shahi. "I actually don't think I had heard about mediation..."


Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer: Video - "An Ugly Game" Episode Trailer

Source: TNT


The Closer sixth season finale, "An Ugly Game," airs Monday, January 3, 2011 at 9pm on TNT.

A crack addict, a potentially shady rehab facility and a missing young woman swirl around an investigation in the Season 6 finale. Before long, Brenda's judgment comes into question and Fritz must disclose dark secrets from his past.

Guest cast includes Courtney B. Vance, Jonathan Del Arco, Nikki Hester, Matt McCoy, Matt McTighe and Whitney Merritt.

Merlin - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV Jan 7 '11

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Tonight's Best TV - January 7, 2011




10-11PM SYFY

Camelot is threatened by a plot to drive King Uther Pendragon (Anthony Head) mad in this returning Brit import about the young-buck days of Merlin (Colin Morgan) and Arthur (Bradley James). The series' tone has gotten a little grim over time, but there’s still sudsy fun in its Xena-style fantasy mayhem (giant scorpions! evil witches!) and the leads' high-camp banter. Sample exchange on a horseback trek: Arthur: ''Is your little bottom sore?'' Merlin: ''Yes, it’s not as big as yours.'' Tennyson, eat your heart out. B-

—Adam Markovitz

V - TV Guide: Matt's Picks: January 4, 2011

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Matt's Picks: January 4, 2011


V (Tuesday, 9/8c, ABC)

Sci-fi geek alert, as the alien-invasion thriller returns for a second season with Jane Badler reprising her iconic role from the original V series as the evil Diana, mother to Morena Baccarin's ferocious leader Anna. As the new season begins under an ominous red sky, Anna's FBI nemesis Erica tracks down a scientist who reveals the V's terrifying plans for humanity, while TV anchor Chad aligns himself with the Fifth Column after learning the lengths of Anna's betrayal. Game on.

Nathan Fillion - Castle - TV Guide: Matt's Picks January 3, 2011

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Matt's Picks: January 3, 2011


Castle (Monday, 10/9c, ABC)

Meet Nikki Heat — not to be confused with Kate Beckett, although Beckett isn't amused when Hollywood siren Natalie Rhodes (That '70s Show's Laura Prepon), who's been cast to play her fictional alter ego in a movie version of Heat Wave, starts tagging along with her and Castle and begins a physical transformation as well. Castle thinks it's a hoot, which only annoys Beckett more.

BBC America: SciFi Daily: Torchwood, The X-Files and Doctor Who

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Beginning January 3, 2011, on BBC America, SciFi Daily beams in Torchwood at 3/2C, The X-Files at 4/3C and Doctor Who at 5/4C -- starting with the pilot episodes of Torchwood and The X-Files. See them (again) for the first time! (Doctor Who begins with Utopia, season 3, episode 11).

Schedule for week of January 3, 2011:



Season one cast includes John Barrowman, Naoko Mori, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman and Gareth David-Lloyd.

Jan. 3 3:00 PM Everything Changes

The series premieres as Welsh police officer Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) witnesses the resurrection of a murder victim by a mysterious organization known as “Torchwood.”

Guest stars include Kai Owen, Indira Varma, Guy Lewis and Tom Price.

Jan. 4 3:00 PM Day One

On Gwen's first day with Torchwood, a sex-crazed alien is on the loose in Cardiff and leaving a trail of gruesome deaths in its wake.

Guest stars include Kai Owen, Adrian Christopher, Ross O'Hennessey and Sara Lloyd-Gregory.

Jan. 5 3:00 PM Ghost Machine

A long-buried crime resurfaces when an alien object produces visions from the past.

Guest stars include Gareth Thomas, Ben McKay, Llinos Daniel and John Normington.

Jan. 6 3:00 PM Cyberwoman

Receptionist Ianto Jones is keeping a secret in the Torchwood basement that puts his colleagues in grave danger.

Guest stars include Caroline Chikezie, Togo Igawa and Bethan Walker.

Jan. 7 3:00 PM Small Worlds

Supernatural forces stalk a seemingly normal family in Cardiff's suburbs; Jack's haunted by nightmares from his past and an old friend of his (Eve Pearce) shows up.

Guest stars include Eve Pearce, Lara Phillipart, Adrienne O'Sullivan and William Travis.


The X-Files

Season one cast includes David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

Jan. 3 4:00 PM Pilot

FBI Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is assigned to report on the doings of Agt. Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), who investigates paranormal cases.

Guest stars include William B. Davis, Charles Cioffi, Cliff De Young, Sarah Koskoff and Leon Russom.

Jan. 4 4:00 PM Deep Throat

Scully and Mulder investigate a military base that could be using alien technology; Mulder (David Duchovny) makes contact with a Washington insider with important information---and a warning.

Guest stars include Jerry Hardin, Michael Bryan French, Seth Green and Gabrielle Rose.

Jan. 5 4:00 PM Squeeze

Scully helps an agent pursue a killer, who Mulder theorizes might have been murdering victims for 100 years.

Guest stars include Doug Hutchison, Donal Logue, Henry Beckman and Kevin McNulty.

Jan. 6 4:00 PM Conduit

When a teen vanishes and her brother begins doodling mysterious figures, Mulder (David Duchovny) is sure that the girl was abducted by aliens.

Guest stars include Carrie Snodgress, Michael Cavanaugh, Donald Gibb and Joel Palmer.

Jan. 7 4:00 PM The Jersey Devil

An incident of cannibalism seems to be the doings of a fabled beast called the "Jersey Devil." Meanwhile, Scully goes on a date.

Guest stars include Claire Stansfield, Wayne Tippit, Gregory Sierra, Michael MacRae and Jill Teed.


Doctor Who

Jan. 3 5:00 PM Utopia

Soon after bumping into old friend Jack Harkness, Martha and The Doctor head off to Malcassairo, a distant planet where an old professor will do anything he can to keep his people alive...

Guest stars include John Barrowman, Derek Jacobi, hipo Chung and René Zagger.

Jan. 4 5:00 PM The Sound of Drums

The Doctor, Martha and Jack return to the 21st Century eighteen months after the Doctor and Martha left. They find they've missed the election, and the new Prime Minister, Harold Saxon, is someone they've met before by another name.

Guest stars include John Barrowman, John Simm, Adjoa Andoh and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Jan. 5 5:00 PM Last of the Time Lords

It's been a year since The Master unleashed the mysterious Toclafane onto Earth. With the human race and The Doctor enslaved under The Master's control, Martha Jones is the only person that can help stop the evil Time Lord.

Guest stars include John Barrowman, John Simm, Adjoa Andoh and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Jan. 6 5:00 PM Voyage of the Damned

The Doctor finds his TARDIS colliding with a spaceship based on the RMS Titanic during a Christmas party. With the help of a waitress named Astrid, the Doctor must take on the race called the Hosts as the lives of the Titanic crew and those on Earth are in danger.

Guest stars include Kylie Minogue, Geoffrey Palmer, Russell Tovey, George Costigan and Gray O'Brien.

Jan. 7 5:00 PM Partners in Crime

With a new weight-loss pill tested in London by Adipose Industries, The Doctor goes to investigate the sinister truth behind the product, only to find out that his old friend Donna Noble is investigating as well.

Guest stars include Billie Piper, Sarah Lancashire, Bernard Cribbins and Jacqueline King.

Eureka - Joe Morton Audio Interview Jan 3 at 5pm

Source: Blog Talk Radio's Conversations of a Spirited Actor


Upcoming Show: 1/3/2011 5:00 PM

Joe Morton has been working steadily--very steadily--as an actor since the late 1960s. At one point in his career, he estimated that he had been out of work for perhaps 12 months out of 20 years. Of his many stage, screen, and television performances, he is perhaps best remembered as the Brother in The Brother From Another Planet, a 1984 John Sayles film.



Joe Morton as Eureka's Henry Deacon

Alex O'Loughlin |Hawaii 50 - TV Guide: TV Hot List: Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

... Hawaii Five-0

10/9c CBS

Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) fears McGarrett is getting too close to discovering the truth about his mother's murder, on the first episode of the new year. As a result, Steve's sister (Taryn Manning) is kidnapped and the tool box containing the evidence surrounding their mom's death is stolen from McGarrett's house. The ensuing investigation begins to unravel the mystery behind the 1992 homicide and its possible connection to the Japanese mafia.

— Tim Holland

Nathan Fillion - Castle - TV Guide: TV Hot List: Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

... Castle

10:01/9:01c ABC

Det. Beckett pretends to be annoyed by the ubiquitous presence of Rick Castle, the mystery writer who finds inspiration from both her and her cases. She may not have to fake it, however, when the actress cast as Nikki Heat (Laura Prepon) in Castle's optioned best-seller comes to town to research her character. Things turn awkward during the investigation of a murdered matchmaker when the starlet makes herself over in the exact image of Beckett, but for Castle, it's all good! Melody Thomas Scott and Thomas Calabro also guest star.

— Rhoda Charles

The Closer - TV Guide: TV Hot List: Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

... The Closer

9/8c TNT

A swell belle rings loudly when the prime-crime series closes out its sixth season tonight. (The show will return for a seventh season, but it will be its last.) Georgia belle Brenda Leigh Johnson isn't so peachy when three distinct dramas — the apprehension of a crack addict, a potentially shady rehab facility and a missing young woman — swirl around her newest investigation. Worse, the case soon causes Gabriel to doubt Brenda's judgment and forces Fritz to dig up dark secrets from his past.

— Dean Maurer

The Closer - Yahoo TV: What To Watch Monday

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What To Watch Monday


Season Finale: Monday at 9pm on TNT

It's case closed for the sixth season of TNT's hit procedural after this week's finale. A crack addict's arrest exposes the shady practices of a local rehab center, and puts Brenda and her team on the hunt for a missing woman. But as the case develops, Gabriel starts to question Brenda's judgment. Plus, Fritz has some skeletons in his closet he's ready to reveal to Brenda.