April 10, 2011 |
Veena Sud was tired of watching female cops in Louboutins chase down bad guys. "In cop dramas, there's a preponderance of female cops who wear stilettos, and it drives me nuts," says the television writer and showrunner, a veteran of CBS' procedural "Cold Case. " "I mean, I'm not showing up to work in a poodle skirt. " So when Sud adapted the AMC series "The Killing," which is based on the Danish hit "Forbrydelsen" and was also a smash hit in the U.K., she decided that the heroine should wear sneakers.
June 16, 2011 |
Sasha Alexander had suspicions about her character from the start. But it wasn't until Maura Isles obsessed over a date's skin condition that Alexander got it: She was playing a geek. "She held his hand and said, 'You have very dry hands.' And she couldn't get it out of her head," recalls Alexander, whose Isles character is a medical examiner on TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles. " "He was so weirded out, he left dinner. That moment solidified it for me. That's when I realized she was a geek — she can't control herself around the things she knows so much about.
July 11, 2011
SERIES James May Drinks to Britain: Your host bends an elbow in this spirited new travelogue (7:20 and 10:20 p.m. BBC America). Inside the Actors Studio: "Friends'" Jennifer Aniston discusses her career with host James Lipton (8 p.m. Bravo). Eureka: The quirky series returns with new episodes (8 p.m. Syfy), followed by the season premiere of "Warehouse 13" (9 p.m.). Man vs. Wild: Jake Gyllenhaal joins host Bear Grylls in Iceland in the season premiere of the outdoor adventure series (9 p.m. Discovery)
July 10, 2011
SUNDAY Hooyah! The documentary special "Secrets of SEAL Team 6" salutes the warriors, weapons, tech and tactics of the elite Navy unit responsible for the termination – with extreme prejudice – of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. (Discovery, 9 and 11 p.m.) Misery, it is often said, loves company. Which must be why curmudgeonly comic Larry David (below, right) has a slew of guest stars including Michael J. Fox (left), Ricky Gervais and Larry Miller lined up for a new season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm.
August 13, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug.12 - 18 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Rizzoli & Isles: Jane and Maura (Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander) investigate when a dead woman's body is found when a statue breaks. Eddie Cibrian and Alexandra Holden also star in the season finale (9 p.m. TNT). White Collar: A female art thief makes Neal an offer in exchange for important information in this new episode (9 p.m. USA)