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'X Files' Star Joins 'Dallas,' Zooey Deschanel Books World Series Gig and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 20th 2011 7:30PM
Mitch Pileggi Dallas'X Files' veteran Mitch Pileggi has booked a guest role on TNT's 'Dallas' reboot.

According to EW, Pileggi, known for playing Director Skinner on 'X Files,' will play Harris Ryland, the owner of Ryland Trucking and Shipping. He's also the ex-husband of Brenda Strong's character, Ann.

Strong told AOL TV a little bit about her 'Dallas' character.

"She's smart. She's grounded. She's like the new Miss Ellie," she said. "She sees a lot but doesn't say anything until she absolutely needs to and then when she does, she has words of wisdom and people listen. She's a tough cookie."

Pileggi recently popped up on 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Leverage.'

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First Look: Mitch Pileggi Meets the Winchesters On 'Supernatural'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Aug 27th 2010 9:15AM
Really, seriously, my new TV column debuts Wednesday, Sept. 1. That's my story and I'm sticking to it -- I'm not going to post again until then. Probably.

But once again a tasty TV morsel arrived in my email inbox and I just had to share it with my fellow 'Supernatural' addicts. It's the first photo from Season 6 of the show, which returns Fri., Sept. 24, 9PM ET on the CW. (Don't forget that the show moves to Fridays. Get those season passes in order.)

Behold Mitch Pileggi -- a.k.a. Grandpa Samuel -- with both Dean and Sam Winchester (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki). Of course Dean met Samuel in a Season 4 episode, 'In the Beginning,' but both Winchesters will get to know their grandfather much better this season.

Pileggi, a reliably excellent character actor who has appeared on everything from 'The X-Files' to 'Sons of Anarchy,' will have a recurring role in Season 6 as a patriarch of the Campbell side of the family, which has been hunting weird and wild critters since the Mayflower landed. Corin Nemec and Jessica Heafey play other members of the Campbell clan in Season 6.

Below, you'll find the CW's description of the Season 6 premiere, 'Exile on Main Street,' which was written by executive producer and showrunner Sera Gamble and directed by Phil Sgriccia.

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'Human Target' - 'Lockdown' Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 18th 2010 10:29AM
human target lockdown
(S01E06) It's always a pleasure to watch nerd for hire Kevin Weisman stammer his way through a guest spot on a great show. I loved him as Marshall on 'Alias', enjoyed his stints on 'Moonlight' and 'Roswell', and who could forget his brief appearance as 'Hobbit Lover' in Kevin Smith's 'Clerks II'?

Weisman literally played a nerd for hire in this episode. His character, Martin Gleason, was a brilliant weapons engineer in need of a little rescuing. The twist, of course, was that his own company was holding him prisoner. I guess that's what happens when you're in possession of damning intel that can bring a powerful weapons developer down for good.

'Lockdown' was another fast and fun hour of 'Human Target', a show that literally orders viewers to turn off their brain, sit back and enjoy the implausible ride.

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Kevin Weisman and Mitch Pileggi Guest Star on 'Human Target' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 17th 2010 11:25PM
Human Target - Mitch Pileggi'Human Target' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX) is crazy-fun for lots of reasons, not the least of which is outstanding guest stars.

In tonight's episode, we had Kevin Weisman, whose vast TV credits include 'Alias' (he's cornered the market on computer geeks), as well as Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner on 'The X-Files,' among dozens of other roles).

Between those two and star Mark Valley -- and let's not forget Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley -- that covers just about every show in the past 20 years, doesn't it?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: Sons of Anarchy - Balm

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 11th 2009 4:21AM
Sons of Anarchy: Balm
(S02E10) I'm filling in for Danny, who experienced a DVR malfunction, so be gentle with me, as I've been a bit here and there with Sons of Anarchy this season. Last winter, I raced through season one for Jane After Dark, and fell in love with the gritty characters and edgy storyline. But to tell you the truth, I had trouble watching it after Gemma's rape this season. It was really disturbing, and I wasn't sure I wanted all of that in my head all the time.

But the fact is that Sons of Anarchy is a great show and -- like many other FX shows -- unlike most of what you see on TV these days. So I'm happy to have this chance to get caught up a little bit with season two.

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Review: Sons of Anarchy - Fa Guan

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 7th 2009 3:52AM
Sons of Anarchy
(S02E09) - "I know the greater devil when I see it." - Deputy Chief Hale to Clay

The great thing about a show like Sons of Anarchy is you never exactly know when you're watching its true boiling point. You might think the situation you're watching is the apex of the conflict, particularly the beef between Clay and Jax, but it always finds an interesting and surprising way of making it worse and makes you forget that it still has more episodes to go.

That's the true sign of a good series. It sucks you in and erases any and all concept of time. Unlike other TV shows that you can just have in the background to break the silence of your lonely place, SOA demands your attention and gets it every time, at least for this season. You can't just leave it on and not not watch it (screw good grammar, if you can think of a better and more entertaining way to say it, be my guest). Anything that can stop and slow time, whether it's a TV show, a flying DeLorean or a hot tub deserves special merit in my book.

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Grey's Anatomy update: past guest stars return, funeral in the works, etc.

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Aug 3rd 2009 1:00PM
Grey's Anatomy
Shooting of Season 6 of Grey's Anatomy has already begun which means only one thing: spoilers are leaking to the web!

Are Izzie and George dead of alive? Will Meredith be pregnant since actress Ellen Pompeo is? Who is returning to the show? Are they introducing new characters? These questions and more are answered in this Grey's Anatomy update!

Warning! Spoilers coming up.

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New shots from Sons of Anarchy's second season

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 30th 2009 12:01PM

Charlie Hunnam stars in Sons of Anarchy on FX.With Rescue Me plowing through it's massive 22 episode fifth season, it's a little weird to think that we'll be tuning into Denis Leary's FDNY hijnks until September 8th - especially since we're used to having the show be over after about three months.

I'm not really sure what my point is mentioning that, because all I'm doing is piling good news on top of more good news - once Rescue Me ends, Sons of Anarchy is back.

The FX motorcycle drama began filming it's second season recently, with two notable cast additions - Henry Rollins and Adam Arkin. At the time of Rollins casting, nothing was known about his character other than his role as a "new antagonist." Now, according to Fancast, it turns out that both Rollins and Arkin will be playing neo-nazis. If you recall Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Clay's tumultuous relationship with Darby (Mitch Pileggi) and the Nords, then you know they ain't gonna get along with these two.

If you feel like being spoiled beyond that, pictures and more character info after the jump...

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Sons of Anarchy: Pilot (series premiere)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Sep 3rd 2008 11:03PM

Ron Perlman as Clay Morrow and Charlie Hunnam as Jax
(S01E01) "Just pretend it's carve-your-own steak night at Sizzler." - Jax

FX is taking a fairly big gamble with Sons of Anarchy. With their trademark drama The Shield ending its seven season run this fall and their other two big hits (Damages and Rescue Me) pushed to 2009 because of the WGA Strike, the network is in dire need of some fresh buzz. The one thing they have going for them? Even FX's previous flops (Dirt, Starved, Over There, Thief) were better than a lot of other things on TV and Sons of Anarchy certainly fits that mold. Once the fall season is in full swing, the only network competition will be CSI: NY, as I don't see Lipstick Jungle or Dirty Sexy Money getting in the way. Sons has the potential to do well. It'll just rest on creator Kurt Sutter and how he plans to make the show appealing beyond this pilot episode.

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Short-Lived Shows: The Lone Gunmen - VIDEO

by Brett Love, posted Jul 25th 2008 2:03PM

Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood - The Lone Gunmen
"We tell the stories others refuse to tell." - Richard "Ringo" Langly

Like many of you, I have a growning collection of DVD sets from shows that left the airwaves too soon. If I had to pick just one to have back, it would probably be Firefly, but The Lone Gunmen would certainly be in the conversation. It was a great example of a spin-off done right. After years of service, fighting the good fight, lending a hand to Mulder, the boys finally got their own gig. Melvin Frohike, Richard Langly, and Johy Byers weren't your typical prime-time, leading man, characters, and The Lone Gunmen wasn't your typical prime-time show.

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Reaper: The Cop

by Brett Love, posted Nov 14th 2007 9:41AM
Sam, Ben, and Sock - Reaper
(S01E08) There are a few cheap and easy ways to buy me off as a viewer, and one of them is fun stunt casting. Bringing in Mitch Pileggi to play a washed up super cop that presents an obstacle for Sam is just such a thing. Really, that part of the episode alone was enough to sell me on this one. The fact that we also got a little something different from the devil, and a nice b-story with Sock and Ben and their quest to uncover Gladys was just a nice bonus. Of course, like my grandma always said, "Beware of writers bearing gifts." We paid for all of those fun things by once again being hit over the head with the Sam/Andi replay of the week.

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