'Hannah Mantegna' runs on the same basic premise as the original except for one large detail. Instead of changing into a pop superstar, this everyday girl turns into critically-acclaimed actor Joe Mantegna. The hilarious spoof finally answers the question, "What if a this 'Criminal Minds' tough-guy were actually a tween girl?"
Of course, we're also losing JJ this season (A.J. Cook will only be in two episodes to wrap up her storyline), and we'll be seeing quite a bit less of Prentiss (star Paget Brewster has said this season will be her last). So where does that leave the BAU team? With secrets, that's where.
I hit the L.A. set to get the scoop on Season 6 (Wednesdays, 9PM ET on CBS) from stars Joe Mantegna and Thomas Gibson, and they both told me that secrets are a big theme this year. So will there be romance for Hotch as he juggles work and single parenthood? And will we meet any of Rossi's three ex wives? Watch and find out about that, new guest stars and more.
Richie was joined on stage for the finale by a large number of celebrities -- including co-hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise. Joe and Gary are both devoted to veterans' causes and support our troops in their service around the world. Using the American Forces Network, the show was broadcast to more than one million American troops and their families, stationed in 175 countries around the globe.
First off, isn't that a cool way to do titles for a two-part season finale? I'm waiting for the day when some show has a two-parter where the first episode is titled "The" and the other one is titled "End."
This season finale focused on a serial killer who killed prostitutes and the homeless and took them across the border into Canada.The previews with the pigs kinda creeped me out (I guess pigs are the villains in many ways this year). How was this finale? The show has been renewed for another season.
So last night at 9PM, everyone in the country was watching either the Lost season finale or another exciting elimination on American Idol. Or were they? Is there anyone out there who doesn't watch Lost or AI and actually tuned into Criminal Minds instead, even if it didn't guest star Alex O'Loughlin this week?
I bet a lot of Moonlight fans tuned into Criminal Minds last night to see Alex O'Loughlin star as a serial killer; if they knew he was on it, that is. Oh, who am I kidding? The real Moonlight fans probably knew about the casting before O'Loughlin did.
What did you think of the episode? Criminal Minds is one of those shows that does pretty well in the ratings but no one really seems to talk about. So, talk about it.
He's known for big-screen roles in 'The Godfather III,' 'Up Close and Personal' and 'Three Amigos,' but Joe Mantegna has also made his mark on the tube, nabbing three Emmy nominations for miniseries 'The Rat Pack,' 'The Last Don' and 'The Starter Wife.'
This season, Mantegna's a triple threat on TV, continuing as newest 'Criminal Minds' leader David Rossi (after replacing Mandy Patinkin last year), popping up in 'The Simpsons' season premiere as Springfield mobster Fat Tony and reprising his 'Starter Wife' miniseries role in USA's spin-off weekly series.
Mantegna talked to AOL TV about the success of 'Criminal Minds' (one of the only shows to actually win new viewers this season), how the O.J. Simpson murder trial inspired the name of his character and the upcoming nuptials of one of his TV alter egos.
Question: is there anyone out there who still thinks that Robin Williams is funny?
I ask this because he's the very first guest (well, after the adorable niece and her drawings) on The Bonnie Hunt Show, the new talk show from the veteran actress/comic, and he pretty much ruins the episode. The first half anyway. The guy just can't shut up, and I suppose that would be rather great if he was funny, but with Williams, quantity doesn't equal quality. There are very few moments to breathe when Williams hits a talk show couch, and I think the only reason I get through his segment was because halfway through Joe Mantegna showed up with pizza for the audience.
The USA original series follows the post-divorce hi-jinx of Molly Kagan (Messing) as she embarks on a new chapter in her life. USA is bringing back the hit miniseries for ten episodes this fall. Messing is now executive producer as well.
Bashe will play Molly's ex-husband, Kenny Kagen. Nicolet will play Liz Marsh, Molly's new friend and wife a a pro-baseball player. Barbusca will play Jaden, Molly and Kenny's daughter. And Bochner will play Molly's new love interest and writing class teacher. Returning for guest appearances is Joe Mantegna of Criminal Minds who plays Molly's former boyfriend Lou Manahan.
The series will premiere on USA in October. What do you think? Will The Starter Wife work as a full-fledged series?
(S03E19) Talk about ending a season in an explosive way!
In the past three years, this week's episode was probably the second episode of Criminal Minds that I watched in its entirety. It's not a bad show but I just can't watch everything that airs on TV. However, since I stop watching any American Idol season after Hollywood Week, so I wasn't going to watch the finale, and because my usual Wednesdays at 9 PM shows were done for the season, I tuned in to CBS and watched the BAU at work.
Eat. Sleep. Pepto Bismol. Television. The four things that describe Thanksgiving for me. They all go hand in hand really, but let's be honest -- TV is the one that really matters. I can have turkey any time I want, but I can only watch my favorite shows once a week. Despite the WGA strike putting a wrinkle into my winter viewing plans, there's still plenty to be happy about.
There have been a lot of stories floating around about Mandy Patinkin's departure from CBS' Criminal Minds. That he's only going to be in one scene of the show to wrap up his storyline, that his costars didn't like him. Turns out neither of those stories are true.
Co-star A.J. Cook says that Patinkin has actually been phoning all of his Criminal Minds castmates and explaining to them what happened. Cook says that the cast didn't know what was going on, and now that they know they "just want him to be happy."
It's not going to be Harvey Keitel or Geena Davis or Michael Keaton or even Rosie O'Donnell. The new person in charge on Criminal Minds is Joe Mantegna.
The CBS show hired Mantegna over the weekend, ending speculation over who would replace Mandy Patinkin, who has already left the show and will not be making anymore appearances. Besides classic movies such as House of Games and Bugsy, Mantegna costarred on the USA series The Starter Wife earlier this summer, was on the gone-but-not-forgotten drama Joan of Arcadia, does the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons, and made a poor substitute for Robert Urich when they made those Spenser movies on cable (nothing against Mantegna, he was quite good, it just wasn't Spenser, you know?).
No word yet on how they'll write out Patinkin or how Mantegna's character will join the team, though some episodes are already done and Patinkin's abscence will be explained in the season premiere.
1. Where were you born?
Los Angeles, California.
2. How many siblings do you have?
Three. Carly, Tyler, and Stella.
4. Do you have any pets?
I had a lot growing up! My apartment doesn't allow pets. I want a dog though! I love dogs. Thelma and Louise were our two dogs growing up. We also over the years had a bunch of cats. First we had Pippi, who my sister named (The Pippi Longstocking movie had just come out), and Pippi had two kittens, that my brother and I each got to name. I named mine "Fluffy," because I'm sooo creative, and my brother named his "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ghostbuster," who was also known to the rest of us as "patches."
The miniseries is airing a bit oddly, if you ask me. Not that you did, but since I'm telling the story here, let's pretend like it happened. They're airing the first episode as a two hour show, and then four one-hour episodes after that. All on the USA Network this May. While that may be a bit odd, the show looks like it'll pull in fans of Sex and the City, and is directed by veteran Jon Avnet.
It also stars Joe Mantegna who had the two zinger quotes of the evening:
- Joe Mantegna, on starter wives: "I've been on the same starter wife for 32 years."
- Joe Mantegna: on hearing writer and executive producer Josann McGibbon say that she'd been bitten by a leech in Australia, but that it wouldn't have happened in Los Angeles: "Did you just say there's no leeches in L.A.?!"
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