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Things Get Steamy in an Exclusive 'Covert Affairs' Clip

by AOL TV Staff, posted Nov 14th 2011 1:00PM
It's not all work and no play for spy Annie Walker.

In Tuesday's episode of 'Covert Affairs' (10PM ET, USA Network), Annie is assigned to track down her old friend, Mossad agent Eyal Lavin (Oded Fehr), who is in Washington posing as a CIA operative.

Why is Lavin in the United States and what does he want? Spies have various ways of discovering these things, and not all of them are unpleasant, as the clip below reveals.

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Reviews: 'White Collar' and 'Covert Affairs' Come Back, But Only One Impresses

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 7th 2011 3:15PM
'White Collar' and 'Covert Affairs' both kick off new seasons Tuesday (at 9PM ET and 10PM ET respectively), and though they both abide by certain USA Network formulas, in execution they couldn't be more different.

'White Collar's' return is a sprightly, enjoyable affair -- stylishly shot, well acted and deftly threaded with moral ambiguity -- whereas the spy drama 'Covert Affairs' is surprisingly leaden.

I could go on about what 'White Collar' is doing right these days -- and I will in a bit -- but first, after a year of trying to crack this show's code, I've finally figured out what 'Covert Affairs' is: It's the spy show by and for people who've never seen 'Alias.'

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Piper Perabo and Matt Bomer Talk 'Covert Affairs' and 'White Collar' Crossover (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 7th 2011 12:55PM
Piper Perabo and Matt Bomer on 'Today'Piper Perabo plays a CIA agent on 'Covert Affairs.' Matt Bomer plays a con man helping the FBI sniff out other con men on 'White Collar.' The shows run back to back on the USA Network, and could soon get closer than that, as Perabo and Bomer revealed plans Monday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) for a possible crossover episode of the two shows.

"I keep trying to get them to write a crossover," said Perabo. "It's going to happen," added Bomer. USA has done this before. Mary Shannon of 'In Plain Sight' once appeared on 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent.'

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Piper Perabo Admits to Lying in Auditions on 'Chelsea Lately' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 3rd 2011 4:12AM
Piper Perabo, 'Chelsea Lately'The lesson we learned from Piper Perabo on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!) was that everyone lies in auditions. So we're headed to Hollywood where we're gonna lie and say we can act!

The 'Covert Affairs' star admitted to lying in the audition for her very first acting gig on 'Coyote Ugly.' She told them she could play guitar.

When asked how she got away with it, she said, "I just kept pretending to forget my guitar." Eventually, after she got the part it was too late and they "just got a guitar teacher."

Or, if you believe what she said later in the interview, she spent six weeks after that audition learning to play the guitar. Which one is it, Piper? Teacher on the set, or six weeks of learning on your own? What else are you lying about? Were you even in 'Coyote Ugly'?

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Two Reasons Why the Golden Globes Are Silly

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 14th 2010 11:30AM
Piper Perabo in 'Covert Affairs'Let's face it: For a television fan, the Golden Globes are a fun diversion, something to help you through your winter doldrums. But in the parlance of television awards, the Globes are a distant second to the Emmys in importance, for a couple of reasons. One is timing; while it's the high season for motion pictures and their awards, the Globes come a couple of months after TV's Emmy and premiere-laden peak period.

But the second reason is that the nomination list is often very silly.

As much as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has tried to buckle down over the last few years and give nominations to people that actually deserved them, there is one or two head-scratchers on the nomination list every year, and this year is no different. A couple of reasons why the Globe nominations always seem to look silly:

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Piper Perabo Injured on 'Covert Affairs' Set

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 20th 2010 11:20AM
Piper Perabo 'Covert Affairs' star Piper Perabo was reportedly injured on the show's Toronto set.

According to TMZ, Perabo injured her knee, but is receiving treatment and expected to make a full recovery. Perabo told TV Squad she does the majority of her own stunts, but not in the proper footwear.

"I did a scene where I rappel down an elevator shaft with this really hot guy, in Louboutins, and I was like, 'This is my favorite job ever!'" Perabo said during our set visit. "It's so hard to do in a pair of Louboutins, but so worth it."

Hopefully she's being comforted by the fact that the series has been renewed for a second season and reached a new ratings high of 5.4 million viewers.

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The Show Girl Talks 'Covert Affairs,' Shark Week & Tony Robbins (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 9th 2010 10:00AM
'Covert Affairs' stars Chris Gorham & Piper PeraboAre you still looking for a sexy new summer TV show? Let me officially recommend 'Covert Affairs.' It's fun and 'Alias'-ish with a pretty impressive cast. Not enough? Let stars Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham sell you on it then.

If your tastes lean more toward the feel-good uplifting kind of shows, self-help guru Tony Robbins will motivate you to watch his new specials 'Breakthrough with Tony Robbins' because, in his words, it isn't "namby-pamby B.S." (In my words, the man takes everyone to Fiji to relax and refocus. Where do I volunteer?) I also have a TV event that, at this point, needs very little promotion: Shark Week! What can I say, I'm a fan.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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'Covert Affairs' Set Visit: Action, Secret Romances, CIA Sexiness

by Annette Bourdeau, posted Jul 8th 2010 2:01PM
The USA Network certainly isn't scrimping on the production budget for 'Covert Affairs', a spy show set to debut on July 13. We had a behind-the-scenes tour of the show's elaborate multiple sets in Toronto, including the White House replica used for 'Murder at 1600', and a custom-built CIA headquarters set.

The show stars Piper Perabo ('Coyote Ugly') as Annie, a rookie undercover CIA agent who's immediately thrown into the field for some complex assignments. Her co-worker Auggie, played by Chris Gorham of 'Ugly Betty', shows her the ropes. By the way – he's blind, but that's not really an issue because he's totally smooth and has tons of cool gadgets to help him navigate his way around. The cast is rounded out by Anne Dudek ('Big Love', 'House') as Annie's sister, Canadian Kari Matchett ('24', 'ER') as her difficult boss and Peter Gallagher ('The OC') as a CIA honcho.

We caught up with Perabo, Gorham, Dudek and Doug Liman, one of the show's creators and producer of the 'Bourne' trilogy, to fill us in on what to expect from TV's newest spy show.

Everything you need to know about 'Covert Affairs' after the jump!

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Piper Perabo Ready To Be Action Heroine On 'Covert Affairs'

by Steve Baltin, posted Jul 7th 2010 3:00PM
Piper PeraboSince bursting on the scene in 'Coyote Ugly' a decade ago, Piper Perabo has proven her versatility as an actress, doing everything from horror films ('Carriers') and romantic comedies ('Imagine Me And You') to blockbusters ('The Prestige') and family fare ('Cheaper By The Dozen 1 and 2').

About the only thing Perabo hasn't done is kick some ass as an action star. Now she's ready to do that as CIA spy Annie Walker in the new USA series 'Covert Affairs.'

Turns out that's the role Perabo has been waiting for. "I really like action movies. It's really more like my personality," she told TV Squad. "I've always been a tomboy and so I get to show a lot more of kind of who I am in real life."

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USA Picks Up 'Covert Affairs,' Starring Piper Perabo

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Jan 7th 2010 11:02AM
'Covert Affairs' is the latest pickup from the highly-rated USA Network.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the the show, starring Piper Perabo, has received an 11-episode order. In it, Perabo will play Annie Walker, an inexperienced CIA field operative who is hung up on her mysterious ex-boyfriend (Eion Bailey). Her ex, we learn, is of special interest to the CIA.

Joining Perabo and Bailey will be 'Ugly Betty''s Christopher Gorham, Peter Gallagher of 'The OC' fame, Kari Matchett and Ann Dudek.

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USA getting involved in Covert Affairs with Piper Perabo

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 31st 2009 2:00PM
Piper PeraboPiper Perabo's most recognizable roles have been in the Cheaper by the Dozen films, as well as a turn in Coyote Ugly. And yet, hers is one of those names unique enough to remember. Someone at USA recalled Perabo well enough to cast her in Covert Affairs, a pilot about a young CIA trainee abruptly called up as a field operative. While she thinks it's because she's so awesome and all, it turns out that it has more to do with some secret in her past.

In other words, she may be woefully unprepared for the cases she finds herself involved in. At least she'll have Christopher Gorham (Harper's Island) on hand to help her navigate, though I wouldn't trust him. Plus, he's blind which limits his abilities in the field.

For those of you tracking which of the Harper's Island alumni would be the first to land regular work elsewhere, it looks like it was the most unstable of the bunch. I guess that means Gorham won't be available for that Weekend at Bernie's style reunion special.

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Hilary Duff Joins 'Gossip Girl' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 2nd 2009 12:00PM
Hilary Duff and Paula Abdul

Hilary Duff books a multi-episode role on 'Gossip Girl,' Paula Abdul gets in touch with her inner 'Diva,' Wentworth Miller returns to the small screen and more TV news.

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House: Resignation

by Tom Biro, posted May 9th 2007 11:23AM
House - Resignation
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There are times when House seems like he's just a bit too smart when it comes to how he solves a particular case, and this week was one of those times. After being so sure of himself as to what the solution to the problem was with Addie, the college student, he just had it pop into his head randomly that she had tried to off herself in a creative way? Okay, if you say so.

Other than that bit of nitpick on my part, I thought this episode was actually pretty good. Foreman shared some *ahem* comments about his colleagues, such as not liking Chase, and Cameron stating that he thought she was weak. Neither of these things are a bit surprising, but will Chase's psych-out on Foreman and House, combined with Wilson's drugged-up rant and the minimal efforts by Cuddy, get Foreman to stick around? I'm not sure. Then again, do we really want Piper Perabo in the picture every single week?

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