Powered by i.TV
October 21, 2014

Lou Diamond Phillips

Kaley Cuoco to Host People's Choice Awards, Lou Diamond Phillips Books 'Southland' Role & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 27th 2011 8:30PM
Kaley Cuoco People's Choice Awards'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco will host People's Choice Awards in 2012. The ceremony airs Wed., Jan. 12 at 9PM ET on CBS.

"We are thrilled to welcome Kaley as the new host of People's Choice Awards 2012," Mark Burnett, executive producer, said in a statement. "She's been making people laugh on top-rated comedy series for the last decade, first with '8 Simple Rules' and now with 'The Big Bang Theory,' Thursday's #1 show. I'm looking forward to working with her on a fun-filled, comedy-packed show in January."

In other casting news ...

Read More

A&E Orders 'Longmire' to Series

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 26th 2011 6:00PM
Katee SackhoffAttention 'Battlestar Galactica' fans: Katee Sackhoff is returning to TV in a series regular role!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, A&E has ordered 10 episodes 'Longmire,' a new series about a widowed sheriff in Wyoming. Sackhoff will play one of his deputies. The series also stars Robert Taylor, Lou DIamond Phillips, Bailey Chase and Cassidy Freeman.

The series is based on Craig Allen Johnson's Walt Longmire series of novels.

Read More

Fran and Judi Compete for Lou Diamond Phillips' Attention on 'Happily Divorced' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 4th 2011 4:15PM
'Happily Divorced'Love can be a competitive, contact sport, especially between friends. So when Fran and Judi spotted a guy they both wanted on Wednesday's 'Happily Divorced' (Wednesdays, 10:30PM on TV Land), they put on the full-court press, taking him away from his friends to talk themselves up.

The man in question was named David, played by Lou Diamond Phillips. Fran and Judi saw him out dancing, and approached him at the same time. Then the negotiations began. David asked Fran what she did for a living, and she said she owned a flower ship. "Yeah, so if you ever want to send me some flowers, she'll give 'em to you half price," said Judi. Fran pointed out they'd be free if David sent them to her.

Read More

'Cougar Town' Moment: Lou Diamond Phillips Is the Face of Penny Can

by Joel Keller, posted May 19th 2011 10:00AM
Something that you realize quickly when you watch a Bill Lawrence production is that he tends to use the same actors over and over again. It's why, for instance, Barry Bostwick has had roles in all three of his shows (though his role on 'Scrubs' was a one-time-only guest role). But, when he sees someone he likes, he tends to use them over and over.

'Cougar Town' - 'Free Fallin''
Let's officially add Lou Diamond Phillips to the Bill Lawrence Family Players. He's now been on 'Cougar Town' twice, playing himself, and has done a great job each time. Though I still can't see him as a spokesman for a game where you throw a penny in a can.

The show has been doing a really good job at developing storylines of late. There's still room for silly stories, of course, as we saw with Ellie and Grayson's dealings with the creepy "Chalk Children." Even there, though, the story had a point: Their neighbor, Tom, isn't as creepy as they think. Well, maybe he is, but he's also just shy.

Read More

Shohreh Aghdashloo Heads to 'House,' Jeff Hephner Gets New Role and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 28th 2011 4:00PM
Shohreh AghdashlooEmmy-winner and Oscar-nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo is making a 'House' call.

According to TVLine, the '24' veteran will appear in the Fox medical drama's season finale. Aghdashloo's role is being kept under wraps, but TVLine's Michael Ausiello theorizes she'll be House's new mother-in-law.

Aghdashloo recently popped up on 'Law & Order: SVU' and before that had guest roles on shows such as 'Flash Forward,' 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'ER.'

In other casting news ...

'Battlestar Galactica' veteran Katee Sackhoff has joined A&E's 'Longmire.' Sackhoff will play one of Walt Longmire's deputies. Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase and Cassidy Freeman have also joined the cast. [Deadline]

Jeff Hephner is going from 'Playboy' to 'Boss.' Hephner, who was formerly attached to star in NBC's 'Playboy,' will star opposite Kelsey Grammer in the Starz series about the mayor of Chicago. [Deadline]

Aubrey Dollar will guest star on 'The Good Wife.' The 'Women's Murder Club' star has been tapped to play a nurse Kalinda buddies up to for information. [TVLine]

Read More

'24' Cast Members Reunite for Marathon Event

by Michael Maloney, posted Dec 6th 2010 3:00PM

The non-stop action on '24' often left viewers wondering when (or even if) Jack Bauer ever went to the bathroom. Fortunately, fans of the hit series who are taking part right now in a viewing marathon of the show at the Hollywood/Highland complex in Hollywood get restroom breaks every four hours.

Read More

'American Dad' -- Rich Brother, Poor Brother (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 29th 2010 6:43AM
'American Dad' -- Rich Brother, Poor BrotherA familiar Thanksgiving tradition -- once everyone is seated at the dinner table -- is hearing relatives yak about how absolutely great their lives are. But if your life is going badly (or if you're just polite and non-arrogant), another tradition is being stuck listening to people yapping about how awesome their lives are. Tonight's 'American Dad' (Sun., 9:30PM ET on Fox) took on both of these rich holiday traditions.

Every year, Stan Smith invites his half-brother Rusty (voiced by Lou Diamond Phillips) to his house in Langley Falls, Virginia. There, the Smith family lords it over their "poor" relative. For example, wife Francine takes the opportunity to brag about how her kitchen stove has four -- count 'em, four -- burners on it. Truly impressive.

But when Stan's son Steve gets overly rude about the "showing off in front of the impoverished relative" thing, Mr. Smith decides to teach his kid a holiday "lesson." ... But it's a lesson that backfires horribly.

Read More

Casting Roundup: Candice Bergen to Play Cuddy's Mom on 'House,' 'Real Housewives' Sons to Appear on 'Millionaire Matchmaker'

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 16th 2010 11:20AM
Candice BergenMurphy Brown is in the 'House.' Yep, Candice Bergen is making a 'House' call to play Cuddy's mother on the hit Fox medical drama.

OK, enough with the puns, here are the details: The five-time Emmy winner will begin her multi-episode arc in November. According to The Ausiello Files, this is Bergen's first TV role since 'Boston Legal' wrapped. No word on an official episode count, but be sure to see plenty of shared screen time between Bergen, Lisa Edelstein (Cuddy) and Hugh Laurie (House).

In other casting news ...

Patty Duke has joined the cast of Lifetime's 'Unanswered Prayers,' the TV flick about Garth Brooks' song. The movie follows a couple, played by Eric Close and Samantha Mathis, whose lives change when a woman, played by Madchen Amick, returns to their small town. Duke will play mom to Manthis' character. Alex Frnka has also been cast as the girlfriend to the couple's son. [Deadline Hollywood]

Lucy Liu will headline 'Marry Me,' a four-hour multi-part movie on Lifetime. The movie, about a woman looking for her true love, also has Steven Pasquale, Bobby Cannavale , Enrique Murciano and Annie Potts on board. [Variety]

Lou Diamond Phillips has joined Sherry Stringfield and Jamie-Lynn Sigler in Josh Berman's untitled Lifetime cop pilot. Phillips will play the boss to Stringfield and Sigler's police detective characters. [Deadline Hollywood]

Read More

A Season-Ending Bloodbath on 'Stargate Universe' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 14th 2010 12:20AM
A Season-Ending Bloodbath on 'Stargate Universe'Space, the terrifying frontier. On the season finale of 'Stargate Universe' (Fri., 9PM ET on Syfy) our heroes come in contact with the Lucian Alliance -- and some of them may not survive.

[Spoiler alert.]

Read More

A newbie's look at Stargate Universe

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 4th 2009 9:00AM
Stargate Universe Series PremiereI'll preface this by saying that while I'm familiar with the Stargate franchise and recently watched the 1994 movie starring Kurt Russell and James Spader, I've only seen an episode here and there of the various TV shows. So this is my newbie look at Stargate Universe, which premiered Friday night. (And, uh, there really isn't that much on Friday night, and it happened to be on Charter's video on demand, so I checked it out after the premiere aired.)

I'll say right off the bat that it seems a little cheesy, so I'm wondering how it compares to the previous Stargate incarnations. The characters seem a little cliche:

  • the blowhard politician with health problems (and his caring daughter), which resulted in the episode's most heartbreaking moment
  • the nerdy guy with long hair and a sad past
  • the nerdy kid who ends up being transported to a spaceship and helping the crew with important stuff
  • the tough-guy military people with guns and crew cuts
  • the gorgeous female crew members

Read More

'Stargate: Universe' a Whole New World

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Oct 1st 2009 11:55PM
'Stargate' has long been one of those science-fiction franchises that seems untouchable to the average person. 'Star Wars' has Ewoks and other cute creatures like Yoda, and 'Star Trek' has gimmicky, affable characters like Spock, Data, and Worf to draw people in. 'Stargate' has always floated - in neutral - off the mainstream radar.

Its various incarnations, including 'Stargate: Atlantis' and 'Stargate: SG-1', have sat on the cusp between "serious" sci-fi (like 'Battlestar Galactica') and the more "cheesy" sci-fi (some 'Star Trek', 'Xena: The Warrior Princess', 'Buffy'). Fans of 'Stargate' are die-hard, there's no doubt about it - but it has had its fair share of problems attracting new viewers. (Getting your partner to watch with you doesn't count, because they're secretly dissing the show when your back is turned.)

Canadian Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, co-creators of 'Stargate's TV version, have completely shattered this unapproachable quality with their latest creation, 'Stargate: Universe.'

Read More

Q&A: Lou Diamond Phillips Talks 'Stargate: Universe'

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Oct 1st 2009 11:55PM


He's played a 50s rocker, a lot of cops, a federal agent, Native Americans, a gunslinger, and the list goes on and on. Following a film and television career that has spanned over 20 years, Lou Diamond Phillips has become a familiar face. Now, he stands on the verge of nerd superstardom when he takes the role of Colonel David Telford on 'Stargate: Universe', the latest incarnation of the 'Stargate' franchise.

AOL TV Canada spoke with Phillips about his lengthy career, his foray into the world of sci-fi, and his intergalactic sex scene.

Read More

Stargate Universe -- An early look

by Mike Moody, posted Sep 29th 2009 2:02PM
syfy stargate universe
When word broke that the Stargate franchise was moving into darker territory with Stargate Universe, fan reaction ranged from cautiously optimistic to downright angry. The anger mostly came from fans who felt jilted by Syfy's sudden cancellation of the veteran show Stargate Atlantis (it didn't help that Syfy announced the new series in a press release shortly after announcing the cancellation of Atlantis). To some, it seemed like the fan favorite (Atlantis) had to die so the edgy new experiment (Universe) could live.

Universe
–- a fine, scrappy show packed with great actors – might now be facing an uphill battle with some of its target audience members. Stargate fans unwilling to give the show a chance should know one thing: The franchise's spirit of adventure remains intact in the first three episodes of Universe. It is different and darker than Stargate: SG-1 and Atlantis – even blatantly dreary at times – but it's still Stargate.

Read More

Will winning I'm A Celebrity kill Lou Diamond Phillips' career?

by Michael Pascua, posted Jun 26th 2009 9:03AM
Lou Diamond Phillips gives up some of his dignity.All is well with the world: Lou Diamond Phillips won I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! He's the only contestant out there that deserves to be called a "celebrity."

Why did Lou Diamond Philips pick a show that anyone could see was going to be a train wreck? Did he have 24 days off and say, "why not?" Or did he look at the list of celebrities and then agree? After watching the season, I still don't know who Torrie Wilson was, and she was the runner up.

Lou Diamond Phillips is a good actor. I loved him in La Bamba. I have CHE on my list of movies to watch. He may be a little aged now, but he still gets parts and plays them well. If he did the show for his charity (I love him for supporting Art has Heart), he probably agreed because he knew he had the most celebrity and probably was the most sane person out there.

Read More

TV News Daily: Eddie Cibrian Joins 'CSI: Miami'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 25th 2009 1:00PM
Eddie Cibrian and Nick Cannon

Eddie Cibrian joins 'CSI: Miami,' Farrah Fawcett passes away at 62, 'America's Got Talent' has its lowest premiere ever and more TV news.

Read More

Follow Us

From Our Partners