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EXCLUSIVE: 'Desperate Housewives' Alum Stopping by 'Castle'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 3rd 2011 10:00AM
Richard Burgi'Castle' fans are still waiting to find out who will get to play the title character's absentee father, but in the meantime, the show continues to draw great guest stars each episode (Mondays, 10PM ET on ABC).

AOL TV has just learned exclusively that a certain 'Desperate Housewives' alumnus will soon be stopping by.

Richard Burgi -- whom Wisteria Lane fans remember as Susan's (Teri Hatcher) ex Karl, the one who was engaged to Edie (Nicolette Sheridan) and then had an affair with Bree (Marcia Cross) before dying in a plane crash -- will be popping up on 'Castle' for an episode this November.

They're shooting the episode this week, but we've got early details on the episode and Burgi's role.

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Maura Tierney Heads to 'The Office,' Dan Byrd Moves to 'Surbugatory' & More TV Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 26th 2011 6:15PM
Maura TierneyMaura Tierney is getting back in the comedy game. After playing some very drama-heavy roles on 'ER,' 'Rescue Me' and 'The Whole Truth,' the 'NewsRadio' veteran will guest star on an episode of 'The Office.'

According to Zap2It, Tierney will play Robert California's wife.

"I'm a big fan of hers," 'Office' showrunner Paul Lieberstein told Zap2It. "I'm very excited."

So far she's only contracted for one episode, but maybe if we wish really hard she'll become a recurring character!

In other casting news ...

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OWN Revamps Lineup, Jeri Ryan Guests on 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 8th 2011 1:00PM
OWNOprah Winfrey is shaking things up at OWN.

The network, which launched in January, hasn't been performing as well as the talk show host had hoped, and the New York Post reports that network brass have been shaking things up behind the scenes.

"We're doing a lot of changes to the schedule," a spokesman for OWN told the Post yesterday. First up: moving OWN's highest-performing show, 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes,' to Sunday nights.

The "reboot" will focus on celebrity reality shows, with 'Behind the Scenes' anchoring the new schedule. There will also be another advertising push.

In other TV news ...

'Body of Proof' star Jeri Ryan is moonlighting for an episode on the final season of 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent.' The actress tweeted about the gig yesterday, saying "Phew! Just got back to my room after a good but long shoot day on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. I start slightly-less-dark & early tomorrow!" [Twitter]

Author Michael Chabon and wife Ayelet Waldman have sold a pilot about magicians and con men who fight Hitler. 'Hobgoblin' is in the early stages of development at HBO. Chabon and Waldman will co-write the script. [Variety]

Chuck Lorre has hired his own lawyer to fight this Charlie Sheen mess. Also in today's Sheen news: a possible live show from the embattled star. [THR Esq., Radar]

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Richard Burgi, Lena Olin to Guest on 'Law & Order: SVU': Bad News for 'Desperate Housewives'' Karl?

by Gary Susman, posted Dec 9th 2009 4:45PM
The sleuths of NBC's crime drama 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' may have inadvertently solved a mystery on another network. NBC announced yesterday that Richard Burgi (pictured, right) and Lena Olin (below) will be guest stars on an upcoming 'SVU' episode - casting news that may answer the question of who died on Sunday's plane-crash episode of 'Desperate Housewives.'

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Harper's Island moving to Saturday night

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 27th 2009 7:27PM
Harper's IslandOh, fans of this show are going to be ticked.

CBS is moving their new murder-mystery series Harper's Island to Saturday nights. Guess the ratings just weren't what the network wanted, so starting next week the show will air on the night of reruns and movies. But don't worry that this is a sign that the show will vanish from the schedule altogether. This was created as a limited-run series and CBS says they'll show all of the episodes, just on another night (though I wouldn't bet on a second season).

I know what these networks are doing. It's all part of their master plan to make Saturday nights a "must-see" night of television again, an attempt to recapture of the glory years of shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Carol Burnett Show, and The Bob Newhart Show. Someday all of the best show will be on Saturday nights and we'll be home in our Slankets watching them.

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Here's what's happened on Harper's Island so far

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 23rd 2009 8:03PM
Sure, sometimes recaps can be unnecessary, but sometimes they're actually welcome, especially if you missed just an episode or two and you want to get caught up. Below is a summary of what has happened so far on CBS' Harper's Island, which airs tonight at 10. It's actually a good little recap for those of us who missed the first two episodes (of course, the full episodes are available too). Catch up before there are so many episodes you say to yourself, "eh, I don't have time to watch this!."

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Will Harper's Island usher in a new way of programming television shows?

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 30th 2009 3:02PM
Harper's IslandBack in January, I mentioned that I am going to give Harper's Island a shot. I've been a little antsy about getting involved in yet another continuing drama (and one that could be canceled at anytime), but this was filmed and is being marketed as a limited-run series. Somewhere between a mini-series and a regular season, and that makes me feel a little better about taking the time to watch it.

Of course, one could argue that shows like Kidnapped and Daybreak were also shows that were designed for a limited run, but NBC and ABC didn't market those shows the way that CBS is marketing this one. The ads for Harper's Island make it very clear that it's only going to be on for a short time. In the TV ads, they're very specific about the dates the show will run (April 9 to July 2), and the people behind the show are calling it "an event." It's a smart way to do it, and the TV ads have actually been clever and well-done.

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Nip/Tuck: Allegra Caldarello

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 25th 2009 8:03AM

Nip/Tuck: S05E21
(S05E21) "It's not easy knowing that your whole life is gonna go on without you." - Christian

It's hard to imagine what this show would be like if Christian were to die now. I'd like to think that Ryan Murphy and Co. will actually follow through on what's been an emotional rollercoaster for fans, watching Christian's cancer's ups and downs. If he somehow survives, I'll honestly be disappointed. Dr. Troy needs to die for this story to pay off. So the question is, when's he gonna kick it?

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Sure, I'll give Harper's Island a shot - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 14th 2009 3:03PM
Harper's IslandI'm a big fan of mysteries, but it's hard to watch them on television. I'm talking about the onslaught of serial TV shows that we've seen the past couple of years. For every Lost or Heroes we've had, we've had an infinite number of shows that didn't make it, such as Daybreak and Kidnapped. It's easy to get frustrated and disillusioned when you start to watch a continuing drama and the show doesn't even get past its first 13 episodes. ABC pulled Daybreak after a handful of episodes and then put the rest online. NBC did the same with Kidnapped (it was also on Saturday nights, which didn't work out either).

But I'm going to give Harper's Island a shot.

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Reaper: The Leak

by Brett Love, posted May 14th 2008 7:28AM

Ken Marino and Conrad Coates - Reaper
(S01E17) All things considered, this has been a pretty good week for Reaper. In light of the very real possibility that next week's season finale could have been a series finale, news that the show has been picked up for next season is cause for celebration. Sure, the thirteen episodes for mid-season part isn't ideal, but hey, gift horses and whatnot. I am already looking forward to a Reaper/Supernatural block on Thursday nights. And hey, there was a new episode too. There was a lot going on, but the big news was that after months of patience, there is finally some news on the contract. That, and the rest of the episode, after the jump.
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Nip/Tuck and the NFL: TV Guide in 60 seconds

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 3rd 2006 9:29AM
  • TV GuideOn the cover: the new football season upon us, and that means lots of TV coverage.
  • What has Numb3rs star David Krumholtz been up to on summer hiatus?
  • The magazine celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek, with a piece on William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, and info about the restoration coming to the episodes.
  • In the print edition: a preview of the new season of Nip/Tuck; a look at the controversial new season of Survivor: Cook Islands; Bo Derek and Morgan Fairchild are back in a new soap; and a Q and A with Desperate Housewives star Richard Burgi, who reveals what could be a spoiler about the new season.

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Burgi likes to kiss his Desperate Housewives costars

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 8th 2006 4:01PM
Richard BurgiThat's the revelation from The Boston Herald's Inside Track today. Richard Burgi was in Rhode Island for a film festival, and he says that when people ask him what it's like to kiss Teri Hatcher and Nicolette Sheridan, he says it's like "sheetrocking." He's kidding of course. He really likes it. (Side note: the pic with the Herald article is really bizarre. It looks like he's giving a self-help speech, or maybe singing like Tom Jones.)

But I think this could be a new euphamism for sex. "Sheetrocking." It sounds slightly British, in a way.  I don't know why.

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Listen to an exclusive Sentinel podcast

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 22nd 2006 6:32PM
The SentinelNo, not the new Michael Douglas/Keifer Sutherland/Eva Longoria flick (though there is, oddly, a Desperate Housewives connection).  I'm talking about the 1990s action series The Sentinel, starring Richard Burgi, who is now on Housewives.

Show creators/producers Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo have recorded a special podcast commentary for the pilot episode of the series, much like they recorded a podcast for the series finale of The Flash when that DVD set was released. You can find all the podcasts here.

[via TVshowsondvd.com]

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