20 items from 2012
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, as Once Upon a Time‘s fall finale drew to a close. Emma and Snow White had managed to traverse realms and return to their fam in Storybrooke. But meanwhile, unbeknownst to anyone, Captain Hook and the original Queen of Mean closed in on Storybrooke via the pirate’s brig.
TVLine met up with Josh Dallas, who plays Prince Charming, to get a peek at what’s to come when Season 2 resumes a week from Sunday, on Jan. 6.
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Is Chuck Shurley god? The jury is still out on that Supernatural question. And by Supernatural, yes, I do mean the hit CW series. What isn’t supernatural is Chuck’s new role. Well, Chuck isn’t playing anyone. He’s fictitious. But the actor who plays him, one Rob Benedict, is now headed to the set of The Mentalist on CBS.
You know you want to say it. He lives!
According to EW Benedict has landed the guest role of Paul Friedman, an adjunct college professor and PhD candidate who seems to be dedicated to the sciences. Friedman works at the same lab as did a recent murder victim. So, you can imagine that the Cbi will have some questions for him during their investigation.
The episode, where Benedict puts in his guest appearance is titled “Red in Tooth and Claw,” and it will premier in mid-February.
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- Sasha Nova
In the midst of Once Upon a Time‘s five-week holiday hiatus, a small hint of things to come has slipped out of fairytale land.
Series cocreator Adam Horowitz on Saturday afternoon revealed on Twitter that Season 2′s 13th episode will be “Tiny” — as in, that’s the diminutive title of the episode. But what could it mean?
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The ABC drama’s sophomore run resumes on Jan. 6, 2013 with “The Cricket Game,” which presumably will involve Archie Hopper’s buggy alter ego. (Per the official synopsis, all »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
If you consider Frankenstein’s monster to be the father of all monsters, then you’ll be interested to meet Dr. Frankenstein’s father, too. Everyone comes from somewhere, even eccentric scientists. Once Upon a Time on ABC will prove the death altering doc’s parentage in an upcoming episode when actor Gregory Itzin debuts as Alphonse Frankenstein.
Family is a key motif in the Once Upon a Time Frankenstein saga. We reported the news when we learned Dr. Whale of Storybooke had a brother called Gerhardt whose role was given to actor Chad Michael Collins. The family portrait is even more clear with the casting of Itzin as the father of the two men.
TV Line made the announcement explaining that season two would include Dr. Frankenstein’s father. We’ll meet him in episode 12 in fact. Chad Michael Collins also first appears at that time.
When we first meet Dr. »
- Sasha Nova
24 actor Gregory Itzin has won a role on Once Upon a Time. The 64-year-old will play Alphonse, father of Dr. Frankenstein (David Anders), according to TVLine. Itzin will first appear in episode 12 of Once's second season, which will also feature Last Resort actor Chad Michael Collins as Frankenstein's brother Gerhardt. In addition to his 24 role as traitorous Us President Charles Logan, Itzin has also appeared on The Mentalist, Covert Affairs and Big Love. Once Upon a Time aired its (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Why is Supernatural role-playing around? Will Once Upon a Time‘s nogoodnik captain find a friend in Maine? What has the Liars acting extra-paranoid? And why is Seth Gabel so “high” on Arrow? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
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- Matt Webb Mitovich
Did the mad apple fall far from the tree? Once Upon a Time will explore that question when Gregory Itzin guest-stars on an upcoming Season 2 episode.
TVLine has confirmed that Itzin – a two-time Emmy nominee for his run as 24 Potus Charles Logan, and currently a recurring player on Covert Affairs — will appear on the ABC drama as Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s father, Alphonse.
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Dr. Frankenstein is played on Once by David Anders, whose Storybrooke alter ego, Dr. Whale, is a standard-issue physician.
Itzin will appear in Episode »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
After last week’s big Red John episode, ‘Black Cherry’ took The Mentalist back to its traditional case-of-the-week format on Sunday – with a little bit of Jane’s (Simon Baker) nemesis thrown in for good measure.
The case was fairly standard. The idea of a man trying to escape his past is not a new one by any means, but certainly one that I enjoy. It doesn’t hurt that it shares thematic elements with our favourite Cbi consultant, either. Also, as is seemingly the case a lot these days, I didn’t guess the killer correctly. Well, I did, but I didn’t guess that there were Three killers. As soon as a corporate retreat was mentioned along with a local paper from the same area, I knew the murder would have something to do with ‘what happened’ there.
The best part of this case »
- Connor Davey
No, "Black Cherry" was not specifically a Red John-centered story, yet Jane's obsession with finding the vicious serial killer was never far from his thoughts.
It's all in the research; and Jane is jotting down every person he's shaken hands with since arriving at the Cbi. There were lots of intriguing names on that list. Some I've all but forgotten and others that caught my attention.
Virgil Minelli was my pick for Red John during the first season of the show. Gregory Itzin could certainly pull off the transition from lovable former Cbi Director to diabolical serial murderer. I really wouldn't mind seeing that one come to fruition.
Walter Mashburn, rich playboy and Lisbon's former lover, was also an interesting choice. Currie Graham was another of my favorite guest stars and I wouldn't mind seeing him return in any capacity, but having him turn up as Red John would be a real twist. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Christine Orlando)
[Warning: Spoilers ahead from Tuesday's season finale.] Annie Walker is growing up. In the action-packed season finale of USA's Covert Affairs, the CIA agent viewers were first introduced to more than two years ago found a surprising ally in Jai's infamous father Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin), effectively introducing Annie's (Piper Perabo) new season-long case. Not to mention, Annie and blind CIA special ops guy Auggie's (Christopher Gorham) dramatic change in relationship status. "We really are excited about the moves that we make at the end of this episode. They are exciting. They cash in on what we've
- Philiana Ng
When you've got a big, sprawling historical epic like Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," all the attention tends to swirl around the lead, particularly when you've got such a magnetic one in the form of multiple Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis playing the man behind the beard.
But who are the men behind the man behind the beard?
"Lincoln" boasts one of the most impressive supporting casts in recent memory, and, since many of them are going untrumpeted in the trailers and media attention surrounding the film, we've got them front and center so you can keep an eye out for 'em as Day-Lewis chews the scenery.
Levitt has followed in some mighty big footsteps this year, playing the heir to the Batman legacy in "The Dark Knight Rises," a young Bruce Willis in "Looper" and now Robert Todd Lincoln, the great man's only surviving son. Fun Fact: Sometime in the »
- Max Evry
An amateur detective with extraordinary powers of perception teams with a professional crime-fighter to solve murders and banter flirtatiously. Sounds like any number of shows on any given evening of television. Tonight on CBS, it’s The Mentalist, starring Simon Baker as the natural born Sherlock and Robin Tunney as his badge-carrying Watson. Your five things to know about season 5 (unless you don’t dig such tips and teases, so… Spoiler Warning!):
- Jeff Jensen
The film focuses on Lincoln's final months in office before his assassination, as he deals with a nation still divided by war and the issue of slavery. It also stars Sally Field as his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as their son, Union Army captain Robert Todd Lincoln.
Supporting actors include Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn, Jackie Earle Haley, Gregory Itzen, Lee Pace, Walton Goggins, Gloria Reuben, James Spader and Hal Holbrook. The movie looks rather epic -- are you excited about it?
"Lincoln" opens nationwide Nov. 16, 2012. »
That's a question not answered in this clip, which you can see exclusively on Zap2it. But it must be something big -- as Auggie picks up on when Annie can't bring herself to say anything.
We've known for a while now that before Jai's death, he was investigating the activities of Simon Fischer (Richard Coyle), the asset Annie's been developing for this whole season. Will Annie and Auggie uncover what he was looking for?
Season 5 of The Mentalist is in the business of bringing back familiar faces in order to shake things up a little bit for some characters while possibly allowing a little closure for others. The biggest and best return to the show is William Forsythe reprising his part as Rigsby’s gangster biker of a father. Their conflicted relationship will be a main point of Episode 4, where it will come to a head. One would not call this reunion a happy one, which is a shame, but perhaps when everything is said and done they’ll end on good terms. Don’t expect to see Forsythe beyond this single episode as he’s starring in Fox’s new drama, The Mob Doctor.
Also poking their head back into the thick of things is Samaire Armstrong, as reported by TVLine. Armstrong will appear in Episode 10 as her prostitute-turned-cbi, Summer Edgecombe. She’ll »
- Brody Gibson
Here’s a surprise even Jane didn’t see coming: The Mentalist is bringing back some familiar faces for Season 5.
The visit from Rigsby’s “badass, gangster, biker dad,” as executive producer Bruno Heller describes him, won’t be an entirely happy one.
“Rigsby’s had a very conflicted and difficult relationship with his dad, for obvious reasons,” explains Heller. “That »
- Vlada Gelman
Warning: This story contains major spoilers for Covert Affairs’ season premiere. Don’t read on if you have not watched yet.
If you’re going to open a season with a bang, that’s how you do it! That said, let’s take a minute to mourn poor Jai Wilcox (Sendhil Ramamurthy), who was killed by a car bomb in the season premiere of Covert Affairs.
- Sandra Gonzalez
This is the Pure Movies review of The Change-Up, directed by David Dobkin and starring Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, Mircea Monroe and Gregory Itzin. From the beginning projectile poop moment to the end urinating ‘solution’, The Change-Up has got Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin’s goofy, juvenile stamp all over it, complete with two watchable actors of the moment at the helm, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds, trying to deal with life after hitting adulthood. »
- Lisa Keddie
HollywoodNews.com: The Screen Actors Guild Foundation will host its 3nd Annual Golf Classic, a charity tournament benefiting the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Assistance Programs. The Golf Classic brings together golf enthusiasts from the entertainment industry and beyond to raise funds for the foundation, which provides vital support to the acting community in times of need. The event will be hosted by actor Ron Perlman at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank on June 11, and includes a live auction and Awards gala.
“I am so pleased to serve as the host for this year’s Golf Classic,” said Ron Perlman. “It is very important for actors to give back when we can and help support the SAG Foundation’s mission to assist actors in need. »
- Josh Abraham
Hannibal Lecter is coming to the small screen, as NBC has skipped the pilot process and is heading straight to series with a fall drama based on, arguably, the most iconic character in movie history.
Who could possibly take on this role? Sounds like a question for our TV Fanatic staff. Read their responses below and then chime in with your own...
Steve Marsi: Unknown. This is what made Joseph Morgan so perfect as Klaus on The Vampire Diaries. The show needs someone unrecognizable from other hit shows and who could immediately "become" Hannibal in viewers' eyes.
Miranda Wicker: Gregory Itzin.
Christina Tran: Zachary Quinto.
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20 items from 2012
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