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Craig Kilborn Joins Mark Hamill on the 'Chuck' Season 5 Premiere

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 29th 2011 7:30AM
Craig KilbornAs it gears up for its fifth and final season, spy caper 'Chuck' keeps adding to its impressive guest star roster.

Hot on the heels of signing 'Star Wars' legend Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill to appear as a baddie, it's been announced that Craig Kilborn will also be guest-starring as a villain.

According to TVLine, Kilborn will be feeling the force alongside Hamill in the Season 5 premiere.

He'll play Roger Bale, a charming yet conniving investor who's stolen money from some of the world's most dangerous people. Oh, and it turns out that Roger's rather dangerous himself.

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Tom Sizemore Joins 'Hawaii Five-0'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 28th 2011 6:25AM
Tom SizemoreLast week it was announced that 'Lost' star Terry O'Quinn has booked a recurring role on 'Hawaii Five-0,' and now we hear that Tom Sizemore is joining the cast for a multi-episode storyline.

According to 'Entertainment Weekly,' Sizemore will appear in several episodes of the cop drama's upcoming second season. 'The 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Black Hawk Down' star will play the head of Hawaii Police's Internal Affairs unit.

After the twists and turns of the debut season, Sizemore's character will be actively investigating the Five-0 unit. A hardboiled former Detroit Homicide Detective, he reportedly won't cut Steve and the gang any slack.

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'Nikita' Season 1, Episode 22 (Season Finale) Recap

by Laura Prudom, posted May 13th 2011 12:45AM
Maggie Q. and Lyndsy Fonseca['Nikita' - 'Pandora']

After tonight's episode, it's all too tempting to simply type "WOW," and leave it at that, but such brevity would do a great disservice to the phenomenal writing, acting and pacing of the 'Nikita' season finale, and this tenacious little show deserves as much praise as it can get.

We've already established that 'Nikita' is one of the best new shows that most people aren't watching, and I can only hope that the CW sees what a diamond in the rough it has on its hands when next week's upfront presentations roll around: If 'Nikita' isn't back on the schedule next fall, I might have to go rogue, Nikita style, and infiltrate CW headquarters to give the higher-ups a piece of my mind.

It's rare that a show can establish such labyrinthine mythology -- multi-layered and unpredictable -- whilst still managing to keep the plotting clear and logical (I'm looking at you, 'Alias'). Between the backstabbing, double-crossing and shifting allegiances, 'Pandora' pulled out some pretty heavy political maneuvering, and yet Percy's motives and plans were crystal clear, for the first time all season.

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'Nikita' Season 1, Episode 21 Recap

by Laura Prudom, posted May 6th 2011 5:30AM
Lyndsy Fonseca and Xander Berkeley['Nikita' - 'Betrayals']

Around this time of year, plenty of shows toss around phrases like "game changer" and "raising the stakes," but few of them manage to follow through on that promise with quite as much enthusiasm as 'Nikita' (and, it has to be said, some other bold CW shows: 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'Supernatural' can also be counted on for their end-of-year chutzpah).

There were so many twists and turns in this week's labyrinthine episode that for a while, it was hard to remember which way was up and which was down -- Alex certainly seemed to be having the same problem, and that cliffhanger ending is certain to have fans speculating right up until next week's finale.

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'Nikita' Season 1, Episode 19 Recap

by Laura Prudom, posted Apr 22nd 2011 8:30AM
Lyndsy Fonseca['Nikita' - 'Girl's Best Friend']

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but explosives are a girl's best friend. After a few episodes on the sidelines, Alex was front and center this week, and back to doing what she does best -- kicking some serious ass (the way she wielded two guns at once practically gave me chills, it was such an impactful shot).

I'm glad to see Lyndsy Fonseca getting back to the action, since I find her talents a little wasted on the gooey romantic stuff, no matter how nice Nathan is to look at.

Nikita's best laid plans have a tendency to go awry, so it was no surprise that her scheme to break Alex out of Division hit a speed bump or two -- and let's face it, Alex on the run and safe from Percy and Amanda probably wouldn't make for great television, at least not in season one.

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'Nikita' Season 1, Episode 18 Recap

by Laura Prudom, posted Apr 15th 2011 3:50AM
Devon Sawa in Nikita['Nikita' - 'Into the Dark']

After last week's climactic Michael/Nikita reunion, 'Nikita' viewers could've been forgiven for thinking that episode 18 might have had difficulty maintaining that breakneck momentum, but 'Into the Dark' proved a worthy successor to 'Covenants,' bringing back fan-favorite Guardian Owen (Devon Sawa) for another globetrotting black box mission.

But being an international man of mystery has its downsides, and in addition to struggling with the guilt he feels for the many people he's killed, Owen was also struggling with a debilitating addiction to an ominous Division regimen -- a set of performance-enhancing drugs that apparently come with some killer side-effects that even Nikita can't charm away.

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'Nikita' Season 1, Episode 17 Recap

by Laura Prudom, posted Apr 8th 2011 7:30AM
Shane West and Maggie Q['Nikita' - 'Covenants']

It's been a long, cold hiatus, and we're sure Michael's a little sore from sitting in Nikita's lair for the past six weeks, so let's cut right to the chase.

In many ways, this is the episode that fans have been waiting for since Michael first spared Nikita's life in the pilot; we've watched their fractious relationship oscillate between antagonism and barely-concealed lust for the last 16 episodes, and that simmering sexual tension finally reached its boiling point tonight.

We knew we were in for a volatile episode as soon as Kasim's name was dropped, but I doubt many of us were able to predict the surprise that was waiting for Michael -- and us -- when the two finally came face to face.

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'Human Target' Preview: Season 2 Takes Aim at a Whole New Dynamic

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 17th 2010 12:00PM
Fox's adrenaline-fueled drama 'Human Target' has made a habit of dodging bullets. The show's entertaining (but underwatched) first season garnered reasonable ratings and modest critical approval, but failed to set audiences alight in the way network execs were probably hoping for as their flagship action show '24' sailed into the sunset.

After a tense few months on the bubble, 'Human Target' was renewed, only to stare down the barrel of another ominous threat: a Friday night death slot, where even the most tenacious shows often fail to draw ratings, let alone improve on their established audience. But the death of 'Lone Star' and the subsequent shift of 'Lie To Me' to Monday night left a ripe spot on Wednesdays for the scrappy sophomore drama to plant its flag and make its mark.

TV Squad was among a group of journalists invited to the Vancouver set ahead of the season 2 premiere, and if what we saw is any indication, 'Human Target' is back with a vengeance, and it's taking no prisoners this time around. Find out why star Chi McBride described season 2 to us as "a grenade with the pin pulled out."

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Exclusive: Going 'Undercovers' with Boris Kodjoe

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 3rd 2010 1:35PM
Boris KodjoePlaying a gorgeous, globe-trotting secret agent with an array of CIA gadgetry at your disposal, a sexy co-star at your side and J.J. Abrams writing your quips might sound like a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.

Alright, it pretty much sounds like the most awesome job in the world, and we can't think of any man better suited for the task than Boris Kodjoe, who plays one half of the husband-and-wife crimefighting duo on NBC's action-packed spy drama, 'Undercovers'.

In this exclusive chat with TV Squad, Kodjoe talked about the sexism of sexpionage and the importance of education, and gave us the first scoop on his character's estranged brother ...

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Melinda Clarke Talks 'Nikita' and 'Vampire Diaries'

by Kelly Woo, posted Sep 8th 2010 5:00PM
Melinda ClarkeButt-kicking babes are back in a big way this fall, and The CW's 'Nikita' has more than its fair share of sexy action heroines.

The new series is an update on the 1990 movie 'Nikita,' the movie's 1993 remake 'Point of No Return' and the 1997 Canadian TV show 'La Femme Nikita.' In The CW's version, Nikita (Maggie Q) is a rogue assassin conspiring to topple Dvision, the secret government agency that trained her.

But Division has weapons of its own, including Melinda Clarke's Amanda, a manipulative psychologist who may just have been a former assassin herself.

Clarke spoke to TV Squad about learning to kick butts alongside Maggie Q, her mysterious character and whether we'll see her again on 'Vampire Diaries.'

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Christian Slater's Latest Will Be a Fox Pilot

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 22nd 2010 11:00AM
christian_slater_muscle_tee_shirtNobody can accuse Christian Slater of not trying to get himself into a hit TV series. First there was 'My Own Worst Enemy,' then this year's 'The Forgotten.' Two swings, two misses. Will the third strike rule apply if his next project fails to make the cut? Whatever the outcome, you gotta give the guy credit for trying. Today, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Christian Slater's been cast in an Adam Goldberg comedy pilot for Fox.

There's action as well as comedy apparently, with Slater playing the leader of a group called Titan Team, a bunch of young, brilliant security experts. He's ex-military and a maverick. Writer/actor Trevor Moore from 'The Whitest Kids U'Know' is also in the pilot. He's the Don Juan and reconnaissance expert.

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'24' - '11:00PM - 12:00AM' Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 16th 2010 1:30AM
24, day 8, sackhoff, prinze
(S08E08) "Hey! Why you gotta focus on the negative?" - Kevin to Dana/Jenny

He was stabbed, beaten, electro-shocked and strung up like a side of beef, but that didn't stop Jack from busting out of the basement of doom with relative ease. Luckily for Jack, it seemed like Bazhaev's goons forgot to bind his legs. (Why do bad guys always forget to bind the legs?) Our hero only had to employ some fancy footwork to crack his torturer's neck and escape.

Then, like some tiny feral jungle creature, Jack pounced on another goon, bit him on the neck and drained him of his blood!

OK, maybe that last part happened a little differently, but seeing skinny little Jack jump that chubby baddie was like watching a vampire bat attacking a cow. It was the funniest moment of the season so far.

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New Clone Wars episodes stunning, but less kid friendly

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Nov 7th 2009 10:00AM
The Clone Wars is strong on action, but inching away from kids.Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars just might be the best action/adventure show on television. Come to think of it, it might be the only true action/adventure show on television.

But, as the show ramps up the action content and significantly sweetens its visuals, its increased intensity might be driving away some younger viewers.

As The Clone Wars moves through its second season, the war is growing -- both in scope and violence. Viewers are seeing more dead Clonetroopers, more crashed vehicles and more beloved characters in deadly jeopardy.

Its ratings continue to cruise in hyperspace (especially for males), but I wonder if the darker tones of season two could drive younger kids and their parents away from the show.

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Will you answer the call on Justin Timberlake's The Phone? - VIDEO

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Apr 6th 2009 11:09AM
The Phone, a new action-reality show on MTVJustin Timberlake is not only bringing sexy back, but he's trying to bring some excitement back to the reality television genre. Now, I'm not a big fan of the singer. However, his new foray into the genre sounds like it's going to be interesting enough for me to at least check out an episode or two.

The Phone makes its debut April 21 at 10 PM ET/PT on MTV. Timberlake is the executive producer for this action-laden reality show. While it's initially reminding me of the old "I know who you are and I saw what you did" and "the call's coming from inside the house," it's not that at all. It's more like folks signed up for a game show not knowing any details at all. Then the phone rings ...

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What Mike is thankful for

by Mike Moody, posted Nov 24th 2008 12:22PM
Battlestar Galactica Starbuck Sackhoff
No one's watching Terminator, the Dollhouse problems persist, and too many of my favorite shows are on hiatus until next year. Grrr! Argh! Still, I love TV, and now's the time to look on the bright side and give thanks for all the good stuff I've watched this season.

This year, I'm thankful for:

Battlestar GalacticaThis last season has been challenging but thrilling to watch. Actually, that about sums up the entire run of the series. I'm confident that the final eps will be as good as what came before.

Netfilx Watch Instantly for Mac – I'm catching up with Doctor Who, Dead Like Me, and revisiting old eps of Joy Mohr's Action. I've never been so happy to be a beta tester.

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