Monday, March 21, 2011

Castle - TV Guide: 5 Reasons We Love Castle's Molly Quinn

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TV GUIDE: 5 Reasons We Love Castle's Molly Quinn

Mar 21, 2011
by Damian Holbrook

While devilish Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) has been busy solving crimes, angel-faced Molly Quinn has stolen our hearts as the mystery novelist's whip-smart (but refreshingly non-smartass) daughter, Alexis. Here's the evidence in our case for loving her...


... 1. She's a TV teen who actually makes sense... and is humble about It!
"Alexis is written so well... She's [Castle creator] Andrew Marlowe's 'child,' and I'm happy to portray that," says the 17-year-old, adding that her anti-brat celebrates "kids out there who want to do that crazy teenager stuff but withhold because, honestly, they're smarter than that..."

TV Talk Show Appearances Week of March 21, 2011

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Zachary Levi guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Monday, March 24, 2011 on NBC. Lisa Lampanelli and Raphael Saadiq also appear.

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Jason Ritter guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 on NBC. Carol Burnett and Keith Urban also appear.


Rocky Carroll guests on The Talk on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 on CBS. Lisa Ling also appears.

Fairly Legal - USA Video: Season One Marathon Mar 24 '11

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FAIRLY LEGAL - USA: Season One Marathon Thursday, March 24, 2011

6:00 AM Bo Me Once

A cooking-show star (Eddie McClintock) clashes with the company that's releasing his barbecue sauce, but Sarah discovers that the chef's assistant (Camille Sullivan) is the true talent behind the operation. The situation becomes more complicated when a person from the assistant's past also wants a piece of the pie.

Guest stars include Esai Morales, Camille Sullivan and Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock.

7:00 AM The Two Richards

Kate mediates the settlement between an insurance company and a man who was hit by a truck, only to find the real conflict is between the man and his wife, who claims the husband she knew never came back from the accident.

Guest stars include Brian Markinson, Anne-Marie Johnson, Eileen Pedde, Juan Riedinger and Stargate SG-1's Richard Dean Anderson.


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8:00 AM Believers

Kate mediates the firing of a young inventor (Devon Gummersall), whose boss holds the rights to his revolutionary device. The inventor threatens to kill himself and steals the device, leaving Kate with a complicated situation to diffuse.

Guest stars include Currie Graham, Devon Gummersall and Dan Payne.

9:00 AM Coming Home

A big client of Reed & Reed's asks Kate to mediate a simple financial matter -- which quickly morphs into a case of identity theft before escalating to an immigration issue where Kate must defend a brave soldier against a rigid Homeland Security prosecutor.

Guest stars include Peter MacNicol, Christina Vidal, Belita Moreno, Robert Moloney, and according to IMDB, Stargate's Richard Dean Anderson.

10:00 AM UltraVinyl

Guest stars include Stargate SG-1's Richard Dean Anderson, Devon Weigel, Chris Vance, Jonathan Potts and Jennifer Copping.

11:00 AM My Best Friend's Prenup

Kate's engaged friend (Brittany Ishibashi) arranges for a prenup, but the woman's father (Clyde Kusatsu) remains suspicious of her intended. Kate decides to investigate and uncovers something surprising.

Guest stars include Brittany Ishibashi, Jae Lee, Devon Weigel and Clyde Kusatsu.

10:00 PM Bridges - SEASON ONE FINALE!

In the Season 1 finale, Kate has a lot on her plate as she tries to prevent trouble at the Croatian embassy and settle a dispute between two brothers. Adding to her load are threats from Judge Nicastro and looming personal changes.

Guest stars include Gerald McRaney, Lou Casal, Joe Cortese, and Stargate SG-1's Richard Dean Anderson.


The Nerd Appropriate: Jewel Staite Interview +"The Pact" Movie Trailer

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THE NERD APPROPRIATE: Jewel Staite: The Nerd Appropriate Interview

Dated: Mar 21 | By: Ash

We all love Jewel Staite ... more than friends. From starship mechanics, to inter-dimensional doctors, Jewel brings a likability and quirky charm to whatever role she inhabits. She’s just a blast to watch on screen. I’ve been a fan of Jewel for a long time, but like many of you she first caught my eye as the unrefined Kaylee Frye on Joss Whendon’s spectacular, yet short lived, series Firefly. After Firefly’s tragic and unwarrented execution, Jewel went on to join the cast of Stargate: Atlantis, as Dr. Jennifer Keller. Last month I had the pleasure of getting a screener for Jewel’s new short film “The Pact” which just premiered at Sundance 2011. The film was terrifying, and made me look at Jewel in a whole new light. Put on your “Jane-Hats“, slap on those creepy blue rubber gloves, because it’s time for Jewel Staite: The Nerd Appropriate Interview...


... NA-Ash: I was lucky enough to interview Nicholas McCarthy who directed you in The Pact, a short horror/suspense film that just premiered at Sundance 2011. The movie scared the hell out of me and I thought that you gave one of the best performances of your career. What can you tell us about the making of this creepy gem?

Jewel: Aw, shucks! Thank you! The Pact came to my attention in a bit of a weird way. Morena Baccarin’s boyfriend is a filmmaker, and he forwarded me the script that a friend of his (Nicholas McCarthy) had written. I totally fell in love with it, so I took a meeting with Nicholas. And then promptly fell in love with him. He’s just brilliant, and I knew it would be a really different experience for me, both professionally and creatively. I haven’t felt that inspired and jazzed about something in a long time. Sam Ball, who played my brother, is such a genius, and Nicholas has this way of talking to actors that really brings out a different side to your skill. I’d work with both of them again in a heartbeat...

Mark Valley - Human Target - TV Guide: Ask Matt [Roush] Mar 21 '11

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Human Target

TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: SNL, Castle, Fringe, Glee, Being Human and More!

Mar 21, 2011
by Matt Roush

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... Question: I am a huge fan of the always adorable and roguishly charming Mark Valley. My husband and I are big fans of Human Target. I fear it's going to be canceled just like his other great show Keen Eddie. Fox has not done much promotion for Human Target. It also doesn't help that they kept changing the day and time. They might as well have called it Moving Target. With that said, this show would do great on the USA Network or TNT. It would be a great companion for Burn Notice or White Collar, or TNT's Leverage. Any chance of that happening? — Lynne

Matt Roush: Pretty slim to nada. These networks already have a full slate of successful series, and more in development, and I would assume Human Target would take a sizable budget cut if it moved to cable, so it might not even feel like quite the same show. I agree that Target would be a good fit with the escapist romps on these channels, and TNT is part of the corporate family that includes the Warner Bros. studio, so that would be the more likely scenario. But still, a very long shot.

Fringe - TV Guide: Ask Matt [Roush] Mar 21 '11

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TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: SNL, Castle, Fringe, Glee, Being Human and More!

Mar 21, 2011
by Matt Roush

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... Question: Just wanted to give two big thumbs up to Anna Torv's "channeling" of Leonard Nimoy (as William Bell) in Friday's episode of Fringe. I could have watched her do that for two hours instead of just one. From the graveled hoarseness in her voice to the arching of her eyebrow, she had Leonard down pat. I have no idea if Leonard Nimoy would have watched this impersonation of him, but I hope if he did, he appreciated it as much as the rest of the Fringe fans. This reminded me of what David Duchovny did on The X-Files in the "Small Potatoes" episode where he had to behave like the little shape-shifting guy Eddie Van Blundht trying to masquerade as Mulder. Granted a little more complex role, but nonetheless the same kind of quirkiness that made The X-Files such a treat to watch, and Fringe can do the same (as does Supernatural). Of course Anna Torv does a great job throughout the series being her alternate Olivia, but this was a step above. Keep up the good work, Anna. — JG

Matt Roush: Wasn't she great? I especially got a kick out of the more playful moments: Bell-Livia remarking on how binding a bra was, or creeping Astrid out with her/his flirting. And the final moment, when the church bells brought the dormant Olivia back to the surface for a fleeting panicked moment, was just chilling. In the first season of Fringe, I found Anna Torv's performance the show's greatest liability. This season, with her pulling double duty as Alt-livia in the parallel world and now this inspired twist, she's among its greatest assets. Nicely played indeed. And comparisons to The X-Files are very apt these days. Fringe is that good.

Merlin - Syfy Video: "The Sorcerer's Shadow" Episode Trailer Airs Mar 25 '11

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SYFY VIDEO: "The Sorcerer's Shadow" Episode Trailer Airs Friday, March 25, 2011 at 10/9C

A young man (Harry Melling) of small stature advances through Camelot's annual tournament thanks to a magical ring. Merlin fears that not only is he putting his own life in danger, but also the kingdom as a whole, for he's fated to face an opponent who dares not lose: Uther.

Guest stars include Harry Melling, Ian Burfield, Paul McNeilly and Calum MacPherson.

Stargate Universe - SciFi and TV Talk: SGU Writers' Room - Carl Binder

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SCIFI AND TV TALK: Stargate Universe Writers' Room - Carl Binder

Among the many contributions executive producer/writer Carl Binder has made to the Stargate franchise is his character-driven stories. Letters from Pegasus, Before I Sleep, Michael, Lifeline and Missing are just a few such scripts he penned for Stargate Atlantis. Binder has since put his talents for writing character pieces to good use on Stargate Universe. His first script for the show’s second season, entitled Pathogen, was also the first episode shot for year two and directed by Robert Carlyle, who plays Dr. Nicholas Rush.

“We looked at the first four or five scripts that we were starting with for season two and out of all of them we felt that Pathogen would be the best one for Bobby to direct,” says Binder. “It was then moved to the front of the production schedule so that he’d be able to prep for it as opposed to trying to do that while filming another episode, which would have been very difficult. So we decided to start off the season with Bobby’s episode and that was a lot of fun. It was quite a long prep as well because we started, then broke for the [2010] Olympics here in Vancouver, then came back to work and prepped for another week or so before filming began...


Photo of Carl Binder courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's blog

... The writer’s third script for this season, Hope [Airs: March 28 10/9C on Syfy], is a medical drama that was shot in August 2010 after the summer production hiatus. “Rob Cooper had an idea about what would our characters do if they had a serious medical emergency on board Destiny,” says Binder. “This episode follows one in which there is a problem with the communication stones and they lose contact with Earth for a while. Now we have a situation in which one of Destiny’s crew needs a major operation, but without the stones there’s no way to connect to Earth and get a doctor to take over and perform the operation, so TJ [Alaina Huffman] has to do it. Meanwhile, there’s a second story unfolding at the same time involving a member of the Lucian Alliance and something that happened in an earlier story this season, Malice...”

The Event - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Mar 21 '11

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Monday, March 21, 2011

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9:00 PM, NBC

As Sophia and Diane (Laura Innes, Gabrielle Carteris) and the other Sleepers learn the contents of the message that Thomas (Clifton Collins Jr.) received, President Martinez (Blair Underwood) confronts the vice president (Bill Smitrovich) about his betrayal, and Sean (Jason Ritter) blackmails Vicky (Taylor Cole) into helping carry out a revenge mission. Dempsey (Hal Holbrook) continues seeking test subjects in the new episode "A Message Back."

Alex O'Loughlin - Hawaii Five-0 - Yahoo TV: Monday's Picks Mar 21 '11

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Yahoo TV: Monday's Picks: What to Watch Monday, March 21, 2011

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites ...

... Hawaii Five-O

Monday at 10pm ET on CBS

After a few weeks off for winter vacation, it's back to the grind for CBS's freshman cop show. A cape-wearing fan is tossed out of a window during a sci-fi convention -- but Five-0 wants to know why he was given truth serum before he was killed. Plus, "Iron Chef America" host Mark Dacascos guest stars as Wo Fat, the Yakuza who had McGarrett's parents killed. Wow... that's a dark turn for a guy we're used to seeing grandly introducing Dungeness crab.

Nathan Fillion - Castle - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Mar 21 '11

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Monday, March 21, 2011

... Castle

10:02 PM, ABC

Soap stars scrub in for this new episode, in which Castle (Nathan Fillion, a "One Life to Live" alumnus himself) joins Beckett (Stana Katic) to investigate an ax murder on a soap opera set and discovers there's as much drama behind the scenes as there is in the scripts. "All My Children" stars Cameron Mathison and Rebecca Budig guest star, along with Corbin Bernsen ("The Young and the Restless"). Jane Seymour also guest stars in "One Life to Lose."

Hawaii Five-0 - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Mar 21 '11

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Hawaii Five-O

MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Monday, March 21, 2011

... Hawaii Five-0

10:00 PM, CBS

The Five-0 team investigates a variation on the "wannabe superhero who thought he could fly" scenario in this new episode: a cape-clad science-fiction fan who was thrown out of a 21st-story window after being given truth serum. McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) is visited by a CIA agent (guest star Larisa Oleynik) who may have information on his parents' killers in "Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio" -- Hawaiian for "heroes and villains."

The Event - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV - Mar 21 '11

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tonight's Best TV Monday, March 21, 2011

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows

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9-10PM NBC

Great news: Andrea Zuckerman is back! Sad news: Guest star Gabrielle Carteris isn't playing Andrea Zuckerman. Sadder news: She's playing an alien.

Nathan Fillion - Castle - Yahoo TV: Monday's Picks Mar 21 '11

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Yahoo TV: Monday's Picks: What to Watch Monday, March 21, 2011

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites ...

... Castle

Monday at 10pm ET on ABC

ABC's crime procedural delves into a truly dangerous world tonight: the world of daytime soaps. The head writer of a long-running soap is found murdered by a fire axe, and Beckett and Castle are called in to find out who would want her dead. A bevy of guest stars play the soap's cast and crew, including Corbin Bernsen as the soap's veteran star and Jane Seymour as the victim's mother -- who's guarding a deep, dark family secret that may shed light on the case.

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Nathan Fillion - Castle - ABC Video: "One Life To Lose" Sneak Peek # 5 Airs Mar 21 '11

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CASTLE - ABC VIDEO: "One Life To Lose" Sneak Peek # 5 Airs Monday, March 5, 2011

Rebecca Budig Guest Stars!

Beckett and Castle investigate the murder of a soap opera writer.

Guest stars include Corbin Bernsen, Rebecca Budig, David Eigenberg, Colleen Foy, Tina Majorino, Cameron Mathison, Jane Seymour, Jodi Taffel and James C. Victor.

Being Human - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Mar 21 '11

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Being Human

MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Monday, March 21, 2011

... Being Human

9:00 PM, SYFY

As the vampire elders prepare to gather, Rebecca (Sarah Allen) discovers that Aidan (Sam Witwer) killed Bernie. Josh (Sam Huntington) gets kidnapped, forcing Aidan to make a sacrifice to save his friend in the new episode "Dog Eat Dog."