Ruh-roh: Banshee‘s resident Big Bad has a brother — and he too has evil coursing through his veins.
Julian Sands (24, Smallville) has booked a multi-episode Season 2 arc on the Cinemax hit as Rabbit’s (Ben Cross) equally as dangerous younger brother who also happens to be a devout and amoral Ukrainian priest.
Sands is set to appear in three episodes.
Sands joins a Season 2 guest cast that also includes Damages Emmy winner Zeljko Ivanek as Jim Racine, a chain smoking, renegade FBI agent who has been tracking Rabbit for 15 years.
Banshee ended its freshman season last month as Cinemax’s most-watched original series.
Production on Season 2 began this week.
On TV this Sunday: History’s Vikings quest begins; Mark Burnett’s Bible out-prays, out-sacrifices and out-miracles all other miniseries; Californication is a dope show; The Good Wife‘s Elsbeth gets crafty; and Red Widow begins to mourn.
8 pm The Bible (History) | Two-hour miniseries premiere: Mark Burnett (Survivor) and wife Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) executive-produce a live action/CGI-enhanced version of the greatest story ever told. Downey plays Mary and Portugese TV star Diogo Morgado plays Jesus in the five-part project; the cast also includes Amber Rose Revah (The Borgias) and Sean Teale (the U.K. Skins).
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Bart and the family discover that Grampa used to be “Gorgeous Godfrey,” the most feared villain in pro-wrestling history – and when Monty Burns realizes that his childhood idol is right there in Springfield, he coaxes him back into the ring.
9 pm All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) | Two-hour season premiere: 14 returning celebrities (including Gary Busey and Lisa Rinna) have to make and sell meatballs in a fundraising competition for charity.
9 pm Red Widow (ABC) | Two-hour premiere: Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill) stars as a widow forced to fill her husband’s role in a crime ring in order to protect her family. Goran Visnjic (ER), Lee Tergesen (Oz), Clifton Collins, Jr. (The Event) and Jaime Ray Newman (CSI: NY) co-star.
9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | The Justice Department won’t reveal who’ll testify against Eli, so Elsbeth takes AUA Perrotti (Kyle MacLachlan) to civil court, where he’ll have to answer her questions. Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) and Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos) return as guest stars.
9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Rick leads an expedition to get more weapons to defend against the Governor’s forces.
9 pm Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN) | Oprah sits down with the Wayans, the multi-generational “first family of comedy” — Keenan, Kim, Shawn, Marlon, Damon Jr., Damien Dante and Craig included.
10 pm Vikings (History) | Series premiere: The cable channel’s inaugural scripted series is a violent, sexy family saga about Norse warriors that stars Travis Fimmel (The Beast), Katheryn Winnick (Bones), Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment) and Jessalyn Gilsig (Glee).
10:30 pm Californication (Showtime) | Hank and Karen’s plan to scare Becca straight runs off the rails when she meets her rock idol Marilyn Manson, who suggests a sinfully alternative path.
|Tuesday, December 11th 2012|
|CBS||NCIS||Devil’s Trifecta (10×09)|
|FOX||Raising Hope||Last Christmas (03×10)|
|NBC||The Voice (US)||Live Semi-Final Results (03×30)|
|CW||Hart Of Dixie||Blue Christmas (02×10)|
|ABC||Happy Endings||To Serb With Love (03×06)|
|BBC 1||Last Tango In Halifax||Episode 4 (01×04)|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles||The Gold Standard (04×09)|
|Discovery||American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior||Chopper Live: The Revenge (S04-Special)|
|FOX||New Girl||Santa (02×11)|
|TNT||Rizzoli & Isles||Virtual Love (03×13)|
|ABC||Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23||Bar Lies (02×06)|
|FOX||The Mindy Project||Josh and Mindy’s Christmas Party (01×09)|
|ABC||Private Practice||I’m Fine (06×09)|
|BBC 3||Some Girls||Episode 6 (01×06)|
|NBC||Parenthood (2010)||What To My Wondering Eyes (04×11)|
|OWN||In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman||Sex, Toys and Rejection (02×02)|
|TNT||Leverage||The Corkscrew Job (05×13)|
Episode: 5.08 – The Human Kind
Date: December 7, 2012
Actors: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson
The Scene: The last scene of the episode. Why did I choose it? Because it’s one of these amazing little scenes they have on Fringe quite often actually. The ones that bring out the emotions, show the love between characters and are perfect example of the remarkable work done by the actors. I just absolutely adore the fact that even though Peter was shutting down his feelings, he was still fighting it, in a way, that beautiful flashbacks (which are something I LOVE on every show!) about Olivia, Walter and Etta and Olivia’s speech brought him back. At least to the point where he literally cut the tech out of his head (BTW that was one powerful moment itself!). And then there’s the way his face suddenly changes (really nice job here by Joshua!) as he falls down and Olivia embraces him. And they’re back. Finally.
“She saved my life today with the bullet she brought to us. She’s alive inside us. And there’s nothing that Windmark can do about it, because the love that we can share with her now is invulnerable to space and time, even to them. We need to hold on to our connection with Etta, feeling what we felt for her, or she dies all over again. And we cannot let her be erased.” Olivia
2.Show: ONCE UPON A TIME
Episode: 2.09 – Queen of Hearts
Date: December 2, 2012
Actors: Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin and Barbara Hershey
The Scene: The entire fight between Emma&Snow vs Cora&Hook was one of my favorites scenes of the episode, but it’s the part where Cora goes after Snow trying to rip her heart out and Emma saves her that amazed me. I remember watching this scene very well with million thoughts going through my head, the gasp and being absolutely terrified that one of our heroines is about to lose a heart. But Emma actually becoming THE savior was outstanding. It’s not just incredibly powerful, brilliantly acted and directed moment, but also pretty big step forward for our hero. And let’s not forget, thanks to the power of her pure magic, she and Snow finally made their way back home where we got another beautiful scenes of reunion.
“Love is weakness” Cora
“No. Love is strength” Emma
Eion Bailey (ER) has been cast as the male lead opposite Mira Sorvino in TNT‘s drama pilot Trooper
Her partner on the job is James Burk (Bailey), a widowed father who has a much more by-the-book approach to policing.
Both Last Resort, which this Thursday inched up 6 percent after two weeks of slippage, and 666 Park Avenue, which has dipped each week since its debut, have received orders for two additional scripts. While that is well shy of receiving a full-season (or “back 9″) pick-up, it at the very least serves as an indicator that a network has faith enough to see where a new show might be headed.
In fact, Last Resort cocreator Shawn Ryan tweeted earlier this evening that next week’s episode of the military/island drama is his and partner Karl Gajdusek’s “favorite since the pilot.”
Fox’s The Mindy Project, meanwhile, already received a full-season order earlier this month– but that freshman run is now bigger. Fox has ordered two additional episodes, bringing the good doc’s first cycle to 24 episodes.
What to Watch Tonight: The Vampire Diaries, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the Vice Presidential Debate
What to watch on Thursday, October 11…
SEASON 4 PREMIERE 8pm, The CW
The Vampire Diaries
Have you recovered from the events of TVD‘s Season 3 finale? Good, ’cause Season 4 is ready to bring all sorts of new hurts. In “Growing Pains,” Elena must go through a difficult transition in order to become a vampire… or face death. And we all know the latter isn’t going to happen. Meanwhile, Bonnie is reprimanded for trying to change Elena’s fate and Damon is furious at Stefan for letting her die in the first place. But isn’t anyone going to ask Elena how SHE feels?
SERIES PREMIERE 9pm, The CW
Beauty and the Beast
This loose remake of the late-’80s CBS television show of the same name stars Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk homicide detective Catherine Chandler—the “beauty”—and Terra Nova‘s Jay Ryan as not-all-that-beastly-looking “beast.”
LIVE, 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, PBS
Vice Presidential Debate
Let the sinning begin! Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan will go toe-to-toe in their only debate of the two remaining. Tonight’s event will be moderated by Martha Raddatz, a senior foreign affairs correspondent for ABC, and will focus on domestic policy. Here’s what the live schedule looks like for the next two debates:
Tuesday, October 16: LIVE 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific — Second presidential debate: President Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney
Topic: Foreign and domestic issues
Moderator: Candy Crowley, Chief Political Analyst and the first woman moderator in 20 years
Monday, October 22: LIVE 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific — Third presidential debate: President Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney
Topic: Foreign policy
Moderator: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent and moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation
SEASON PREMIERE 8, 10pm, FX
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
In tonight’s season opener “Pop-Pop: The Final Solution,” Dennis and Dee’s grandfather is lying on his death-bead while knowing that the old box of Nazi gear belongs him. Meanwhile, Mac, Charlie and Frank start a treasure hunt of sorts of the old man’s spoils from the war. Will they pull the plug on their grandfather? Or, will they come dressed in Nazi memorabilia, then pull the plug?
SEASON PREMIERE 4,10:30pm, FX
Football anyone? The return of The League will recreate the exciting good times that is NFL draft day with a load of fun cameos including Robert Griffin III (Washington Redskins), Trent Richardson (Cleveland Browns) and Matt Kalil (Minnesota Vikings), as well as NFL Network anchor and draft host Rich Eisen. Plus, the guys are invited to the Dallas Cowboy’s training camp. Sounds like a football fantasy, who’s in?
|Thursday, October 11th 2012|
|ABC||Last Resort||Eight Bells (01×03)|
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory||The Higgs Boson Observation (06×03)|
|NBC||30 Rock||Governor Dunston (07×02)|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||Growing Pains (04×01)|
|ABC1||Rake||R vs Alford (02×06)|
|CBS||Two and a Half Men||Four Balls, Two Bats and One Mitt (10×03)|
|NBC||Up All Night (2011)||Jerry Duty (02×04)|
|BBC 1||Hunted||LB (01×02)|
|ITV1||Homefront (UK)||Episode 3 (01×03)|
|Lifetime||Project Runway||Finale, Part I (10×13)|
|CW||Beauty and the Beast (2012)||Pilot (01×01)|
|CTV||Flashpoint||Season 5, Episode 4 (05×04)|
|FX||It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Pop-Pop: The Final Solution (08×01)|
|MTV||Jersey Shore||Toxic Shots Syndrome (06×03)|
|FX||The League||Training Camp (04×01)|