The Secret Life of the American Teenager More Season 2 Spoilers! Amy & Ben Break-up!

Saturday, August 1, 2009 ABC Family will air the 12 episodes that aired January-March from 7 AM to 7 PM. Monday, August 3 the six episodes of season 2 that have already aired will air from 2-8 PM.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager – Cast Promotional Photos

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August 3 “Summertime” (Episode 2-7)

The Secret Life of the American Teenager – Episode 2.07 – Promotional Photos

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER – “Summertime” – George tells a secret to Anne, and summer vacation is coming to end, on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” on MONDAY, AUGUST 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on ABC Family. (ABC FAMILY/RANDY HOLMES) KEN BAUMANN, SHAILENE WOODLEY

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  • George makes a big revelation to Anne. If you can’t guess what the revelation is, you clearly haven’t been watching the show this season.
  • Summer’s over and school’s back in session. Ashley’s attending high school for the first time. Ricky’s protective of Ashley at school. Ashley meets and quickly befriends a gay freshman named Griffin (Brando Eaton).
  • Remember how Ricky and Adrian were discussing their commitment to each other? Well commitment didn’t work out for either of them, as they’re both sleeping with other people.
  • Madison dumped Jason but is having doubts about it.
  • In class, almost all of the teens are thinking about sex. Henry and Alice have had oral sex. Ben blurts out his thoughts about Amy. Will Ben dump Amy?

August 10 “A New Kind of Green” (Episode 2-8)

The Secret Life of the American Teenager – Episode 2.07 and 2.08 – Spoiler Pics

Here are some spoilerish pictures (LQ) from episode 2.07 and 2.08.

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  • Ashley and Griffin made a pact not to date guys in high school but Griffin’s committment to the pact wavers. Ashley has a love interest named Mark.
  • Adrian pushes George and Anne together so she can get George’s house for her family.

August 17 “Hot Nuts” (Episode 2-9)

The Secret Life of the American Teenager – Episode 2.09 – Promotional Photos

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER – “Hot Nuts” – Adrian and Amy’s fighting escalates and Ricky intervenes, on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” premiering MONDAY, AUGUST 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC Family. (ABC FAMILY/RANDY HOLMES) MARK DERWIN, MOLLY RINGWALD

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  • Ben may have had sex in Italy and fears his dad knows about it.
  • Adrian and Amy continue to fight, leading Ricky to intervene.
  • George has a special needs dog that can call 911, which comes in handy when Anne goes into labor. George, Amy, and Ashley help Anne give birth at home.

August 24 “Knocked Up, Who’s There?” (Episode 2-10)

The Secret Life of the American Teenager – Episode 2.10 – Promotional Photos

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER – “Knocked Up, Who’s There” – Amy tries to keep Ben’s attention, while Grace makes an impression on Adrian, on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” premiering MONDAY, AUGUST 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC Family. (ABC FAMILY/RANDY HOLMES) RUMER WILLIS, KEN BAUMANN

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  • The teens attend a church event where Grace is introduced as a girl who everyone knows has had sex. Grace makes an impression on Adrian.
  • Ashley spends time with her love interest, Mark. Griffin tells Mark’s mother that Mark’s in love with Ashley.
  • Amy gets mad when Ben wants her to talk to a pregnant teen (Rumer Willis). Amy does offer the teen advice. Amy attempts to maintain Ben’s attention.

August 31 “Cramped” (Episode 2-11)

The Secret Life of the American Teenager – Episode 2.11 – Promotional Photos

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER – “Cramped” – Amy is jealous when Ashley gets her own room in the garage, while Ricky pursues Adrian but she claims to have moved on, on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” premiering MONDAY, AUGUST 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC Family. (ABC FAMILY/RANDY HOLMES) MEGAN PARK, GREG FINELY

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  • Amy’s jealous when Ashley gets her own room in the garage. Ricky tells George that Ashley shouldn’t have her own space.
  • Although Adrian seems uninterested in him, Ricky pursues her anyway.
  • While trying to buy feminine protection for Grace, Jack runs into Grace’s mom Kathleen–who’s with a younger guy and is buying condoms.
  • Betty’s having a yard sale to get rid of her hooker stuff as she prepares to marry Leo.

September 7 No known title (Episode 2-12)

This will be the last episode of 2009. The show will probably return in January.

Probably January 2010

“You Don’t Know What You’ve Got”

  • Maria, the Italian girl who Ben met in Italy, shows up in town. Ben hides her in his closet but when his father exits, Ben and Maria make out! Ben stops this because he’s still with Amy. Maria calls her father and tells him she wants him to get Ben for her!
  • The teens skip school to go to the beach. Leo’s mad because Ben takes Leo’s new Mercedes. Maria shows up at the beach; through binoculars, Anne sees the girl kiss Ben.
  • Grace admits to Jack she kissed someone; he doesn’t believe it was a quick kiss.
  • Mayim Bialik joins the show in the role of Dr. Bink, the new guidance counselor. Unlike her predecessor, she’s a bit mentally unstable and evil.

“Til It’s Gone”

  • Kathleen and her boyfriend Jeff (Reid Scott) are discovered in bed by his mother, who’s not at all embarrassed by this.
  • Amy flirts with a boy named Jimmy in the grocery store. Jimmy gives Amy the nickname “Pimento.” He’s the son of Anne’s high school boyfriend, Josh, who wants Anne to kiss him.
  • Jack thinks Grace is cheating on him by masturbating. She doesn’t care what he thinks, because she’s in a great mood.

“Loved and Lost”

  • Ricky apologizes to Adrian for cheating on her, and they kiss.
  • Tammy’s parents come to Kathleen, as Tom and Tammy have broken up. We learn Tom wanted sex from Tammy, and wasn’t simply happy with having phone sex. Tom announces to Tammy’s parents and his family that he’s going to marry Adrian because they love each other.

“Just Say Me”

  • Griffin is still around with Ashley, who doesn’t have a boyfriend.
  • Ben and Amy have split up. A girl asks Ben for help with her Italian homework. Amy pointedly tells the girl that Ben’s very good with Italians. Amy runs into Jimmy again, this time at school.
  • A good looking guy asks Lauren out on a date.
  • Grace has come up with a new sexual movement called Just Say Me, which is all about masturbation. The girls at school love it, while the guys feel threatened. It makes the news.

“The Second Time Around”

  • Amy kisses Jimmy.
  • Griffin sends Ashley a pizza–more specifically, he sends her his cousin, a pizza delivery boy who’s 16, named Grant, and who falls madly for Ashley at first sight. The two may make out before the night’s over.
  • Will George and Anne get back together? George heads to Mimsy’s house to see Anne; instead, he finds Anne’s high school sweetheart Josh there, holding Anne’s baby. When Anne heads back home to see George, she sees him chatting with another woman, and she leaves before he sees her. (George is chatting with the woman because his dog impregnated her dog.)

The Secret Life of the American Teenager – Casting Call

[GIRL] Legal 18 to play 16-18. This beautiful young Italian girl comes to visit Ben (Kenny Baumann) after they have spent a summer together in Bologna…ONE-DAY GUEST STAR / ACTOR MUST SPEAK FLUENT ITALIAN

[POLICE OFFICER] 40s. MALE. This by-the-books police officer pulls over some students after they skip school…CO-STAR / PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIESSource: SpoilerTV

Exclusive – The Secret Life of the American Teenager – Til It’s Gone – Casting Call

This episode starts filming on the 6th July.

[MA] 60s. This woman is Kathleen’s (Josie Bissett) new boyfriend, Jeff’s (Reid Scott) mother. She finds him and Kathleen in bed and has a discussion with them about their future…ONE-DAY GUEST STAR

[JIMMY] Legal 18 to play 16-18. This good-looking guy meets Amy (Shailene Woodley) in the grocery store. He is the son of Anne’s (Molly Ringwald) high school boyfriend. Jimmy and Amy flirt with one another before Anne drags her off.sptv050769..ONE- DAY GUEST STAR / POSSIBLE RECURRINGSource: SpoilerTV

General Spoilers

  • Shawn Johnson will return to the show in 2010, in scenes with Jack and Grace.
  • There will be conflict between Ricky and Amy over who gets to take care of John, and Ricky may take legal action to get what he wants.
  • Adrian’s family will eventually move into the house George now owns. Adrian continues to have an on-again-off-again relationship with Ricky, and we’ll learn more of her backstory to explain why she loves sex more than her peers.
  • According to Ken Baumann (Ben) something huge happens with Ben around episode 23 of this season; that will probably air in March 2010. Yes, that’s a vague spoiler.
  • Amy loses sleep, misses several social events, and struggles juggling a baby, a job, a boyfriend, and her friends.
  • Someone slaps Ben.
  • Adrian’s parents reunite and move with Adrian into a house. Their neighbors are someone we already know. Adrian continues to have an on-again-off-again relationship with Ricky, and we’ll learn more of her backstory to explain why she loves sex more than her peers.
  • Can you give me any scoops on the upcoming season of The Secret Life of the American Teenager? I heard some rumors about a death! — Christina TIM: Those aren’t just rumors, Christina. Someone dies, and the death affects pretty much everyone on the show. You can also expect conflict between Ben and Ricky as they try to share dad duties, and a baby for Molly Ringwald’s Anne Jeurgen — which means her child and her grandson (the baby born to 15-year-old Amy last season) will grow up together. The new season premieres June 22. Source: TV Guide Online
  • A significant male character will die early into the season. And something happens as a result of it that will probably piss off the [insert name of conservative TV watchdog group]. (Michael Ausiello) A reader says the death will be Grace’s dad.
  • What’s going on with Ricky and Amy’s relationship on The Secret Life of the American Teenager? We caught up with Daren Kagasoff, who plays Ricky, and here’s what he told us: “I think deep down he wants to be with her and he wants to try to make this work, but the stage he’s at in his life right now, it’s just not going to happen. And I think his main focus right now is just trying to be the best dad he can to the kid, regardless of if his relationship with Amy works out. So, that’s his main objective—just taking care of the kid.” Source: Kristin on E!Online
  • Rumer Willis is having a baby! At least she’ll be pretending to have one on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Bruce and Demi’s actress-offspring will play a pregnant teen in an episode to air in mid-August. Secret Life’s second season gets underway June 22. Source: EW

Heroes Season 4 Spoilers: Set Photos!

Set Photos 7-30-09

On set pictures of Milo Ventimiglia and Deanne Bray.

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Season 4 – First Set Pics of Claire and Gretchen

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10 Things I Hate About You Spoilers (Season 1): Photos & Promos

Look for a major rager at the Stratford house (apparently daddy Stratford is MIA for the night), wherein one of the sisters kisses a boy and the other one gets so drunk that the next morning she can’t remember what she did with the object of her affection. (Watch With Kristin)

10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.08 – Dance Little Sister – Press Release


When Bianca gets asked to Padua High’s Fall Fling by Beau Bradley, the captain of the soccer team, she sets out to convince Patrick to take Kat to the dance since their father has prohibited Bianca from dating until Kat does. Will Patrick give in to Bianca’s plea? Find out in an all-new episode of ABC Family’s original series, “10 Things I Hate About You,” premiering Tuesday, August 25, 2009 (8:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT). The episode, entitled “Dance Little Sister,” was directed by Gil Junger and written by Barry Safchik and Michael Platt.

Meanwhile, Cameron overhears Beau talking about taking Bianca to a hotel after the dance, so he puts into action a plan that will help keep a watchful eye over her and thwart any advances by Beau.

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10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.08 – Dance Little Sister – Promotional Photos

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU – “Dance Little Sister” – When Bianca gets asked to Padua High’s Fall Fling by Beau Bradley, the captain of the soccer team, she sets out to convince Patrick to take Kat to the dance since their father has prohibited Bianca from dating until Kat does. Will Patrick give in to Bianca’s plea? Find out in an all-new episode of ABC Family’s original series, “10 Things I Hate About You,” premiering Tuesday, August 25, 2009 (8:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT). The episode, entitled “Dance Little Sister,” was directed by Gil Junger and written by Barry Safchik and Michael Platt. (ABC FAMILY/ERIC MCCANDLESS) MEAGHAN MARTIN, NICHOLAS BRAUN

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10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.07 – Light My Fire – Press Release


When local residents are evacuated to Padua High during a brushfire emergency, Bianca tries to use the crisis as yet another opportunity to win over Chastity. In order to please her, Bianca must set out to find a private room in the school for Chastity. Just how much longer will Bianca put up with Chastity’s spoiled personality? Find out in an all-new episode of ABC Family’s original series “10 Things I Hate About You” premiering Tuesday, August 18, 2009 (8:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT). The episode, entitled “Light My Fire,” was directed by Gil Junger and written by Stefanie Leder.

Meanwhile, Patrick tries to find an opportunity alone with Kat to confess his feelings, but he fears the panic from the brushfire might ruin his chances. As it turns out, Patrick and Kat do find a moment together on the school’s rooftop. But with their temperamental relationship, will they make the most of that time? Will Patrick get to tell Kat how he feels about her?
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10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.07 – Light My Fire – Promotional Photos

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10 Things I hate About You – Latest from Kristin

I adore 10 Things I Hate About You’s Kat and Patrick. What’s ahead for them? Will the show keep the movie plot of Patrick being
paid to date Kat?There are no payoff plotlines for the TV version of 10 Things I Hate About You’s Kat and Patrick. However, they will hang out at her house in episode seven (titled “Light My Fire”), and we’re pretty sure that leads to some kissage! Oh, and Kat and Patrick end up going to a school dance together, only it doesn’t work out as romantically as in the movie. Source: E!Online

10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.06 – You Can’t Always Get Want You Want – Press Release


In order to help earn money for a shopping trip with Chastity, Bianca and her friend Dawn ask Cameron for help in setting up a new web reality show. It doesn’t take long before the girls realize that, to get more viewers, they have to spice things up a bit. Just how far will Bianca go to make her webcast more popular? Find out in an all-new episode of ABC Family’s original series “10 Things I Hate About You,” premiering Tuesday, August 11, 2009 (8:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT). The episode, entitled “You Can’t Always Get Want You Want,” was directed by Gil Junger and written by Jon Ross.

Meanwhile, when Kat feels the grading system in one of her classes is too lenient, she complains to the school administration about her teacher’s generosity with grades. Luckily (or not) for Kat, the school counselor has a personal vendetta against this particular teacher. But in the end, the whole experience leads to some self-realizations that Kat didn’t expect.
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10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.06 – Promotional Photos

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10 Things I Hate About You – Lesbianism?

But it’s not what you think…
As far as we know Bianca’s still heterosexual (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but she is trying to get attention/approval by producing a web series, and her groundbreaking idea for creating a hit is to make out with another chick on camera.

For more on this article click here at E!Online

10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.05 – Don’t Give Up – Press Release


Determined to become an active environmentalist, Kat enrolls in shop class to convert her gas-guzzling car into a biodiesel vehicle. As the only girl in the class, Kat realizes that she needs to do more than fix cars to break the stereotype that girls can do anything boys can do. Will she be able to show the guys up in class, including Patrick Verona? Find out in an all-new episode of ABC Family’s original series “10 Things I Hate About You,” premiering Tuesday, August 4, 2009 (8:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT). The episode, entitled “Don’t Give Up,” was directed by Phil Traill and written by Lauren Lungerich.

Meanwhile, Bianca becomes lab partners with Joey to raise his chemistry grade so he can play football. Her motivation to help him? Chastity promises Bianca the chance to take off her Penguin costume and give her a spot as a real cheerleader for Friday’s game, if Joey plays. However, her task proves to be much more difficult than she originally thinks as, Joey has other ideas, believing he should pursue modeling over football.
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10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.05 – Don’t Give Up – Promotional Pictures

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10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.04 – Don’t Give a Damn About My Bad Reputation – Press Release


After Bianca falsely tells Chastity that she’s dating an older guy to try to rid herself of her goody two-shoes reputation, Chastity sees Bianca “canoodling” with her geometry teacher and instantly starts the rumor around school that the two are dating. What happens when Bianca’s attempt at being popular ends up turning her into the subject of some really juicy gossip? Find out in an all-new episode of ABC Family’s original series “10 Things I Hate About You,” premiering Tuesday, July 28, 2009 (8:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT). The episode, entitled “Don’t Give a Damn About My Bad Reputation,” was directed by Gil Junger and written by Erin Ehrlich.

While Bianca is dealing with her own mess, Kat and Patrick are sent to detention together for garbage duty after the two get into some trash talk of their own on campus. Then suddenly, an unexpected incident – OK – Kat accidently stabs Patrick’s foot with a trash stick – sends him to the school nurse. In yet another unexpected turn of events, Kat gets to know Patrick in a new way.
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10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.04 – Don’t Give a Damn About My Bad Reputation – Promotional Photos

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10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.03 – Won’t Get Fooled Again – Press Release


Bianca’s determination to get to a party with some of the coolest kids in school leads her to turn for help to Cameron who, of course, is perfectly willing to do whatever she needs. But it also could get her in trouble with her dad, who has forbidden her from attending the party. Will she be successful in her party pursuit? Find out in an all-new episode of ABC Family’s original series, “10 Things I Hate About You,” premiering Tuesday, July 21, 2009 (8:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT). The episode, entitled “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” was directed by Gil Junger and written by Barry Safchik & Michael Platt.

Meanwhile, when Patrick discovers that he and Kat have similar musical tastes, he invites her to an upcoming Filthy Souls concert, which is the same night of Bianca’s big party. In order to see the band, she needs to get a fake ID. Is spending time with Patrick worth the risk of getting busted? And when Bianca asks Kat for help in getting to her party, will Kat come to the aid of her little sister?
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10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.03 – Won’t Get Fooled Again – Promotional Photos

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10 Things I Hate About You – Latest from Kristin

Have you seen 10 Things I Hate About You yet? I loved the movie, and I can’t decide whether to be intrigued or irritated by the idea of a TV show. Jen here: I don’t want to speak for my compatriots, but the Valley girl in me must say this: OMG, you guys, it’s so awesome. 10 Thing I Hate About You the TV show is hella funny (thanks to the likes of original movie castmember Larry Miller, who played/plays the dad), the show runner talks openly about being inspired by teen TV greats Buffy the Vampire Slayer and My So-Called Life, and Ethan Peck (who plays Patrick Verona, the Heath Ledger part) is at the beginning of a superstar arc that will knock us all back like we were hit with the blast wave of an asteroid hitting Earth. Watch this show so you can say you knew him when. Meanwhile, check out the promo music video now (because “I Want You to Want Me” is never not good tunes) and then swing back here after the July 7 premiere for more scoop on the season-one kisses, including some hot girl-on-girl action. Source: E!Online

10 Things I Hate About You – Episode 1.02 – I Want You to Want Me – Press Release & Promotional Photos


In an attempt to impress Chastity, Bianca comes up with an idea for a fundraiser for the cheerleading squad. But her plan to hold a carnation sale ends up raising not just money, but some questions as well. How many flowers will Bianca receive? Will Cameron have the courage to express his feelings? Find out in an all-new episode of ABC Family’s original series, “10 Things I Hate About You,” Tuesday, July 14, 2009 (8:00 – 8:30 PM ET/PT). The episode, entitled “I Want You to Want Me,” was directed by Gil Junger and written by Carter Covington.

While Bianca anxiously awaits the delivery of her carnations, Kat has attracted a stalker of sorts whom she runs into in the girl’s bathroom – yes, super creepy! She also begins to wonder secretly — of course she would never admit it – if Patrick just might send her a carnation.

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10 Things I Hate About You – Press Release, Promos and Promotional Photos


Series to be Directed by Gil Junger (Who Also Directed the 1999 Hit Film)

Larry Miller to Reprise His Role as the Father of the Stratford Sisters, Portrayed by Lindsey Shaw and Meaghan Martin

Ethan Peck (Gregory Peck’s Grandson) Takes on the Role of Patrick Verona, Originated by Heath Ledger in 1999 Film

ABC Family premieres its new original series, “10 Things I Hate About You,” a half-hour, single-cam series inspired by the 1999 hit movie of the same name, on Tuesday, July 7 (8:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET/PT). Gill Junger, who directed the movie, will be at the helm of the ABC Family series through its first several episodes, and the weekly series will be executive-produced by Carter Covington (“Greek”). Larry Miller will also reprise his role as Walter Stratford, the over-protective father to the Stratford sisters — Kat, a feminist with a razor-sharp tongue, portrayed by Lindsey Shaw (“Aliens in America”), and Bianca, a girl with a plan to climb the social ladder at her new school, portrayed by Meaghan Martin (“Camp Rock”). Ethan Peck (“Adopt a Sailor”) takes on the role of resident bad boy Patrick Verona (originated by Heath Ledger in the 1999 film). Peck is the grandson of the legendary Gregory Peck. Nicholas Braun (“Princess Protection Program”) will portray Cameron James, Padua High’s “nice guy,” and Dana Davis (“Heroes”) will portray head cheerleader Chastity Church.

“As huge fans of the ’10 Things I Hate About You’ film, it was very important to us that this new series carry on its spirit, and at the same time introduce new stories and characters that will resonate with the movie’s fans and our Millennial audience,” said Kate Juergens, EVP, Original Programming and Development, ABC Family. “With director Gil Junger helming the series and Larry Miller back as the father to the Stratford girls, the film’s unique charm is alive and well.”

The half-hour series will center on the Stratford sisters, Kat and Bianca, as they start at their new high school with very contradictory goals. Kat is a strong-willed, in-your-face feminist who is looking to save the world and get out of high school as fast as she can. Bianca is a social butterfly whose only concern is that she be popular, at any cost. As they both start out on a bumpy year at Padua High, can the girls find what it is they want navigating the popular crowd, boys and their over-protective Dad?

Source: ABC Family

Cast & Pilot Promotional Photos

The Secret Life of the American Teenager Season 2 Episode Recaps

‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’: Not exactly a top party school

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For some reason, it never struck me before the opening scenes on tonight’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” that so many of the kids in that school have lost a parent. I actually think the notion of having a support group for those kids makes complete and total sense… no wonder the meeting didn’t go well.

Madison wasn’t really a help in that conversation, but Madison is never really a help with anything, is she? She certainly ought to have been smarter than to allow a picture of a very pregnant Amy in the yearbook. Not a terribly friend-like thing to do, was it? And, as Madison and Lauren remind us every time they appear on the show – you know, once every four episodes – they’re Amy’s best friends.

Forget that crazy Madison though, let’s head straight to the meat of things – Ben and the prostitute, aka Betty, aka the Sausage King’s potential new queen. Ben spilled the beans tonight about Betty’s occupation, and it turns out that Leo knew all along. Leo made the claim that Betty has quit her one-time profession. I’m not quite sure I accept that, do you?

Elsewheres, wouldn’t life be great if Amy was slightly less whiny? How can she possibly be surprised that she has classes to make up? Surely she recognized that there were only so many classes she could miss in a school year before getting an incomplete. Oh, wait, we’re talking about Amy here, the girl who thinks that she can leave her child for two months to go to Italy, leave her job for two months to go to Italy, and that she deserves a part-time job that gives her full benefits and where they watch her child for free, and, and, and. Once you consider that, her shock makes complete sense.

You can fight me as much as you want about George and Anne not being right for each other, but come on, you can’t actually argue that David is the right guy. He’s already done the surprise house thing and now this week he did the surprise parent meeting. What, exactly, is wrong with that man? Is he so insecure with who he is and his standing with Anne that he can’t be upfront about anything? Anne already had a deceptive spouse in George, does she want to go through that again? She can’t marry David. She shouldn’t marry David. You know I’m right.

Bits and pieces:

  • How great was it that Ashley set George straight tonight? That alleged troublemaker has been quiet for way too long. Too bad George didn’t take the advice.
  • Good for Ricky, wanting John with him on his first night in his new place. Not surprised that Adrian couldn’t handle it though.
  • Is it in any way possible that Adrian’s parents were okay with her having made an offer on George’s house? Shouldn’t there have been some sort of discussion about that?
  • Does anyone else out there have a lot of trouble seeing Grace as being in mourning? I know that she claims to be in mourning, but nothing else about her really gives off that vibe. I don’t know what I want, but I’m sure it starts with dark, modest clothes, not bright low-cut tops and miniskirts.
  • Molina is leaving the school… and there was a moment I thought that he was supposed to be a real character on the show (after that he disappeared for months on end).
  • Does anyone else get the sense that tonight’s episode was supposed to have been last season’s finale?

‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’: Secrets and lies and foolishness

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The Secret Life of the American Teenager” has more secrets running around than you can shake a stick at, and they don’t all revolve around the American teenager. At some point they’re going to need to start issuing a scorecard and program with the show. It’s just great, isn’t it?

I can’t imagine what world Amy lives in that she really thinks that she can go to Italy. That whole thing about “exposing” John to other cultures almost sounded like she believed… almost. Plus, Ricky was right, Amy can’t take John out of the country without Ricky’s permission. She could lie to Passport Control and say that Ben was the father, and that seems like the kind of thing she would do, but breaking a federal law like that may be a worse idea than her quitting her daycare job to go to Italy. And that, friends, is a terrible idea.

I think though that I’m beginning to understand where Anne is coming from a little bit more when she tries to do things like get Amy to make her eggs. Anne definitely comes across a little harsh and whiny from time to time, but it seems as though she’s just doing it to make Amy hear what she, Amy, sounds like. Or, it could be that Anne’s just as irresponsible as Ricky’s foster mom thinks she is.

Ummm… I don’t know how to ask this, but is Betty still a “woman of the night?” Does she still work in the “oldest profession?” Is she still “sleeping with men who leave cash on the nightstand and who tip her based on her performance in that piece of furniture that generally sits next to the nightstand?” I’m only asking because when Ben asked Betty about her arrival time in court she flubbed the answer and then there was that conversation later with Tom. Obviously she’s not a court reporter, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s still getting paid to do what they can teach you all about in Bologna. Can you imagine what the conversation between Leo and Ben is going to be once Ben finds out about Betty’s job (whether it’s current or not)?

Ricky. He wants to be legally emancipated and thinks that his being a 16-year-old father shows that he’s all grown up? Call me kooky, but it’s kind of odd to use teenage pregnancy as an explanation of just how responsible you are. Yes, it’s great that he’s trying to work more over the summer and Leo’s getting him an apartment is nice (especially such a huge place), but that doesn’t mean that he ought to be emancipated.

Why did Grace tell everyone that George lied about the vasectomy? George helped her when she was feeling horrific, gave her a shoulder to cry on, and that’s how she repays him? That girl is going to completely mess up my plans for George and Anne getting back together, and that’s not the sort of thing I can accept. I don’t know what I’m going to do about it, but it’s not going to be pretty.

Ben telling Amy about the vasectomy was wholly predictable, as was – sadly – the fact that he’d do it in awkward, horrible fashion. Far less predictable was the fact that Ashley would back her father’s vasectomy lie to Amy. There’s going to be a reckoning in that household awfully soon.

True Blood Season 2 Episode Recaps

‘True Blood’: The true Reverend revealed

Source: Recaps

True Blood” begins to pick up the pace this week, with storylines that have long been on slow burn finally taking some dramatic turns.

We start out with a killer teaser this week featuring my favorite bad-boy vamp Eric feeding on one of the hotel’s working girls. He stops when Lorena enters the room and he greets her with the revelation that he was the one who summoned her to Dallas. Naughty, naughty, Eric! I Methinks he wanted a little distraction for Bill, no? He confirms that he wants something from Sookie and needs Lorena to keep Bill busy while he gets it. I can’t wait to see how this shakes out!

This week also features another lovely flashback! This time we get to see Lorena and Bill in Prohibition-era Chicago. It seems the Bill of 80 years ago wasn’t so human friendly, as the flashback involves Lorena and Bill seducing, torturing and killing a rich couple for fun. Aw, they’re just like old school Angelus and Darla! Them having sex on the bloody bed while their female victim lay there dying was deliciously disturbing. It’s nice to be reminded that vamps aren’t all kittens and TruBlood and rainbows.

Bill and Isabel decide to send a fellow human, Hugo, with Sookie to infiltrate the Fellowship, with them posing as an engaged couple. They exchange notes about dating vampires, which hee! It turns out Hugo wants to be turned so he can be with Isabel forever, which Sookie admits she has never even thought about before. I think it might come up at some point. Just a hunch. Sookie and Hugo go on their mission, which starts out great until Sookie reads Reverend and Sarah Newlin’s minds and realizes they know EXACTLY who she is. Ruh roh! The Reverend tries to lure them into the basement, but when they try to flee he and his henchman drag them down there against their will. Bill senses Sookie’s danger but is stopped by Lorena making her appearance. Will Jason be the one to discover his sister in danger? Here’s hoping.

Jason gets tapped to participate in the infamous and prestigious “Meet the Sun” ceremony, which is basically a vampire torture/murder ritual. What an honor! While building the torture device, Jason and Luke get in a conversation about infidelity and abstinence. Jason considers becoming abstinent for at least 30 seconds, but I doubt it will stick. Especially when Sarah later cries on his shoulder, reveals to him that they are being trained to start a war with the vampires, and puts it out there that she is supposed to be with him, not the Reverend. God told her so and everything! Jason confirms that Sarah got the go-ahead from God for them to have an affair, and he dives right in there in the church. Now that’s the Jason we know and love!

Andy questions Lafayette about his disappearance and loss of pizazz since he’s been back. He starts yelling at Lafayette and this causes a PTSD-type reaction on Lafayette where he sees Andy’s words coming out of Eric’s mouth. Very effectively creepy. Terry recognizes Lafayette’s pain, runs his cousin off and comforts Lafayette. Later, Pam shows up in Merlotte’s walk-in and informs him that Eric is demanding Lafayette get back in the V business. Eeenteresting.

Hoyt’s mother canceled his phone because Jessica was calling him late at night. Hoyt demands his mother turn the phone back on and one-ups her concern about Jessica not being a proper girl by confessing that the reason she only calls him late at night is because she’s a vampire. Awesome. Hoyt drives to Dallas and surprises Jessica in her hotel room, and they have a very sweet reunion. I hope this doesn’t end badly.

Tara and Eggs go on a water heater pump rescue mission to appease Maryann’s completely bitchy reaction to the house’s old one breaking. While on the road Eggs has a very strong deja vu moment that causes him to go wandering down a road he says he’s never seen but can navigate with ease. His trek leads him to a ritual sacrifice-looking site where he senses he witnessed some very bad things go down. They return to find the house trashed and Maryann hosting a giant orgy in Sookie’s backyard. An orgy in which Arlene and Terry are participating! They witness Maryann’s obvious instigator role (and no doubt notice that the site they happened upon earlier looked just like this) but can’t help but join in. It’s like some sort of group forced rape, and it’s icky. Cut it out, Maryann.

Sam must have listened to my pleading, because he finally asks Daphne about her scars! She doesn’t know what happened, she says just got jumped in the woods. Daphne then encourages Sam to tell his loved ones about his shapeshifter status, as all her friends and family know about her. While frolicking in the woods together later, Daphne turns into a very familiar pig and catches the eye of Andy, who recognizes her and chases her through the woods. (Andy running through the woods yelling “PIG!” was the comedy highlight of my Sunday, by the way.) Sam questions her on why it seemed Andy knew her in pig form, and she slyly distracts him with sexual favors. She then leads him to the edge of the orgy, where several of Maryann’s black-eyed followers drag him towards all the sex-having. That’s when Maryann puts on the bull’s head, starts chanting, and everything goes to black as we listen to Sam scream. Finally, things are starting to get good!

Random thoughts:

  • I simultaneously like and hate the vamp necessity of “claiming” their humans amongst other vamps. This love/hate relationship is mostly because of how stupid the vamps sound when they are claiming someone. It makes me giggle.
  • Bill’s combination French/Southern accent in the flashback was sort of hilarious. He sings like an angel, though. Is that Stephen Moyer’s real voice? If so, very nice, Steve.
  • I loved the scene when Sookie and Hugo first meet the Reverend and his wife. Anna Paquin played that perfectly, and the actor playing Reverend Newlin was quite awesome as well.
  • For all of you spoiler-hounds, don’t forget to check out our Live Blog and an awesome trailer from Comic-Con!

Favorite quotes:

  • “Baby? I’m over a thousand years old.” – Eric
  • “I considered booking you in the room adjoining theirs but I thought that might be a bit…over the top.” – Eric, to Lorena
  • “I don’t know what to tell you. I wish I had a fancier crib for you to squat in, but I don’t.” – Tara, to Maryann
  • “All of ’em put together ain’t half as bad as if you do it to a vampire. Or to a dude. Or a vampire dude. That’s, like, cream de la cream [sic] of sin, no repentance for that. Straight to hell, baby.” – Luke, on sex outside of marriage
  • “Stupid f***ing pig.” – Andy
  • “I’m so happy I could cry but I don’t wanna because it’s really gross when I do.” – Jessica

‘True Blood’: Sex on fire

Source: Recaps

True Blood” has always made no apologies for playing up the more seductive side of vampirism, but this week almost the entire cast gets into the game, leaving us with one sexy hour of human, vampire, shapeshifter and even fundamentalist fun.

Once again the show picks up right where we left off last week, with Sam playing dumb with Daphne re: his shapeshifter status. Lucky for him, she turns out to be a shapeshifter too! Ah, supernatural love. They proceed to spend the rest of the episode alternately getting it on and swapping shapeshifter secrets. When will Sam notice the claw marks on her back? Considering how much time they spend in the buff, I’m thinking quite soon.

In Dallas, Sookie chases Barry the telepathic bellboy down but he refuses to talk to her about their mutual gift for fear of what could happen if the ruthless Dallas vamps found out. Sookie offers to teach him how to control his telepathy, but he ends up quitting this job and disappearing to escape her scrutiny.

Sookie, Bill and Eric meet with the local vampires to discuss the Fellowship of the Sun their potential ties to Godric’s abduction. The Dallas vamps want to raze the entire operation, but Eric and Bill disagree. Sookie offers to infiltrate the Fellowship of the Sun in order to find out who abducted Godric. Eric demands it to happen despite Bill’s protests, and we learn via flashback that the reason Eric is so determined to find Godric because Godric was his maker. While Bill and Sookie are saying their horizontal goodbyes back at the hotel, a mysterious female vampire roams the hallway outside their room, obviously looking for them. Is this mysterious vamp Bill’s maker? I can’t tell (she looks different, but that is probably because of dress/makeup) but if it is her that will definitely cause some trouble!

Jason begins God boot camp and shows leadership potential, which the Reverend picks up on. Sarah starts to resent her husband cutting her out of the decision making process with the Fellowship and decides starting an affair with Jason is the best way to get back at him. Jason tries to do the right thing and resist her advances but in the end does what we all expect him to and gives in. You know what they say about leopards and spots…

Tara wakes up from her night of debauchery with Eggs and finds Maryann in Sookie’s kitchen making breakfast. Maryann says she and Carl need to stay at Sookie’s now because the house she was living in before wasn’t hers and the owner is back. Tara tells her she can’t move in, and finally starts asking questions about what the history is between Maryann, Carl and Eggs. Unfortunately she doesn’t get any satisfactory answers. Maryann decides to use her powers for definite evil in retaliation, sitting outside Merlotte’s and causing absolute chaos for the workers and patrons inside the bar, and then being a calm support to Tara when she gets home. Tara has a change of heart and says she will ask Sookie if they all can live in the house together. I’m sure this will turn out well! Also, Gran is rolling in her grave right now, I am sure.

Lafayette finally comes back to Merlotte’s and stoically asks for his job back. Sam reads him the riot act for disappearing, and Lafayette doesn’t put up a fight or talk back but simply sits there quietly until Sam lets him return to work. I’m as worried as Sam is about this new, subdued, polite Lafayette.

Random thoughts:

  • Loved Terry’s “Good party!” to Sam and subsequent carrying of Arlene into the forest for some action.
  • I am really, really not enjoying this Soldiers of the Sun storyline. It sort of feels like it comes from a different show.
  • Bill sure has a lot of self-hatred for his race. (Species?) I know a “good” vampire is supposed to be a little self-loathing, but come on Bill. Your kind aren’t all bad, for cold-blooded killers.
  • Eric’s flashback was very “Let the Right One In,” with the speaking in Swedish (I think?) and the young, pretty male vampire.
  • Maryann and Eggs forcing themselves into Sookie’s house (with Maryann playing little Ms. Homemaker in one of Gran’s old aprons) immediately after Tara and Eggs had sex made me go to a very “Rosemary’s Baby” place. That’s kind of an obvious story, so I desperately hope I am wrong.
  • Hoyt and Jessica’s chaste phone flirtation was a very cute counterpoint to all of the more lurid things happening in the episode. Darn it, I want those kids to make things work!

Favorite quotes:

  • “You are going to be so sorry when I get an eating disorder.” – Jessica
  • “What are you, nomads? F***ing Bedouins?” – Tara
  • “Do you know what I think? I think that after all your trials, heartache and pain, God wants you to have a reward. Let me reward you, Jason. Let me help you find your way back to joy.” – Sarah right before, well, giving Jason some joy

Odds and ends:

  • I love that Alice and Henry both agreed that Henry should go to Bologna to get “trained.” You know you loved it too. Those two are still my favorite characters (save Reverend Stone) on the show.
  • What is up with Adrian’s need for the house next to Amy so that she can be with Ricky? Holy mackerel, that girl has a one track mind and it’s definitely on the wrong track.
  • I can’t even touch on the idiocy of David’s idea of ditching Amy and John and moving out of town. Idiocy. Complete idiocy.

‘True Blood’: Soldier boy

Source: Recaps

This week on “True Blood,” Jason becomes a solider of God, Sookie meets someone just like her, Tara has a wild party and Eric wears a tank top. I’ll let you all guess which of those things I was the most interested in watching.

In the teaser this week, Jason gets pranked by his fellow cultists into believing his bunk mates were slaughtered by vampires. It’s just like a fraternity house, but with more Jesus! Jason spends the rest of the episode arguing about who in the Bible was the first vampire (discussed: Lazarus, Cain, Jesus, and Eve), having vampire target practice with the Reverend, and seriously coveting the Reverend’s wife. The Reverend and his wife invite Jason to be a part of “the Soldiers of the Son,” which basically sounds like a cult-within-a-cult. This requires he stay in the Reverend and Sarah’s house. Yeah. This isn’t going to end well.

After the credits, we jump right back where we left off last week with Bill playing interruptus to Hoyt and Jessica’s coitus. He orders Hoyt out of the house and is generally unreasonable in that stubborn Bill way, until Sookie makes him see that he needs to be more gentle with Jessica and really show her what being a vampire can be. She convinces him to take Jessica along on their Dallas trip. When they arrive, some funny business goes on with the driver and Bill figures out he was hired to abduct Sookie. Jessica gets some glamour practice on the limo driver and goes a little overboard, but Bill manages to learn that the Fellowship of the Son hired the limo driver to abduct Sookie and bring her to their church. Bill and Eric meet to discuss the church’s involvement, and Eric says that if they don’t find Godrick soon the vampires in his region are planning to start openly attacking humans in retaliation. When Bill questions the rationality of this move, Eric’s only reply is, “Well, this is Texas.” Ha! Back in the room, bellman Barry shows up with a tasty midnight snack for Jessica. More than that, however, Barry brings his own gift of mind reading to Sookie. Awesome! When they realize they are reading each other’s minds, Barry takes off running, with Sookie not far behind. Come back, Barry! I’m interested in this story development!

Tara tells Maryann she’s moving in with Sookie. Maryann acts supportive, but I doubt that will last. She shows her support by throwing Tara a wild birthday party at Sookie’s house. As with all of Maryann’s parties, she does some chanting and some vibrating, which the party goers (especially Tara and Eggs) seem to enjoy, all up until the point where things start to get just a little bit out of control…which is when Maryann reveals her creepy claws. I want to know more! Enough with the slow burn on this storyline, Alan Ball!

As we saw last week, Sam and Daphne do some skinny dipping and some male/female bonding. The next morning, Sookie finds out Sam is planning to leave town without telling her and reads him the riot act, apologizing for leading him on and making all kinds of excuses for being kind of wishy washy last season, but Sam doesn’t want to hear it. Sam drowns his sorrows by making out with Daphne at Tara’s party, where Daphne reveals that she knows “what Sam really is.” Eeeenteresting.

The Sheriff and the coroner are still stumped over what killed Tara’s exorcist. Andy tells the Sheriff about seeing the pig (the same pig that Tara saw when her car ran off the road). Obviously, Andy sounds like a crazy drunk, so the Sheriff assumes he is a crazy drunk and takes away his badge. In the Sheriff’s defense, Andy has totally been a crazy drunk lately. Here’s predicting Andy is the only one who figures out what Maryann is really up to but can’t get anyone to believe him.

Tara visits Lafayette and he pretty much gives her the blow-off, preferring to let his body heal on its own. He is sitting on the couch feeling sorry for himself when Eric shows up at his window and offers to give him his blood to heal his gunshot wound. Lafayette correctly guesses that Eric just wants him to drink his blood so he can track him in the future, and Eric admits that since Lafayette is so important to Sookie he wants to keep tabs on him. Eric’s obsession with Sookie is leading to something, but I can’t quite figure out what yet. Any of you have any (non-book spoiler) guesses?

Random thoughts:

  • Arlene’s little giggle at Daphne’s complaint about working hard was hilarious.
  • Tara’s birthday tears and confession to Eggs about always crying on her birthday was probably supposed to be heart wrenching and character-illuminating, but I found it quite a tired cliche. They’ve tried to give Tara more depth, but this took her character back about 100 paces for me.
  • Bill threatening the limo driver (Hank from Breaking Bad!) was AWESOME. That was the first time I’ve ever thought Stephen Moyer really pulled off the fine line between cheesy awesomeness and true menace that being a TV vampire requires.
  • I vote Eric sits around in a black tank top baring his forearms more often. Anyone with me on this?

Favorite quotes:

  • “Are you going to leave, or am I going to have to throw you out? Through a window. That is closed!” – Bill, to Hoyt
  • “Bill, that is just rude.” – Sookie, in response
  • “Is it my fault my fangs come out when I get turned on?” – Jessica
  • “I am a vampire, I’m supposed to be tormented.” – Bill
  • “I’ll need to call the airlines to arrange for two travel coffins instead of just one.” – Bill
  • “Maybe Jesus was the first vampire. I mean, he rose from the dead, too. He told people ‘Hey y’all, drink my blood. It will give you special powers.'” – Jason
  • “Evil is making the premeditated choice to be a dick.” – Jason
  • “I’ve always love these, they’re like booze for dolls. They gave me ten!” – Sookie, holding an airplane-sized vodka bottle

CSI Season 10 Spoilers & Casting Scoop! Sara Returns, Will Grissom Too?

Family Affair – Airing September 24, 2009 Season Premiere
The CSI team, with the unexpected but welcome return of Sara, comes together to investigate the death of a famous young actress killed in a dubious traffic collision. Jorja Fox reprises her role as Sara Sidle. (CBS)

Greg will get to gripe about his role on the team when Sara (Jorja Fox) comes to visit. And his complaining will pay off: He’ll get a new job. (TV Guide)

Nick will act as Catherine’s No. 2, working alongside her much in the same way she did with Grissom. It is a promotion for him to a supervisory position. (TV Guide)

CSI: Las Vegas – Episode 10.02 – Ghost town – Set Photos

Grissom won’t be coming back with Sara. (Michael Ausiello)

Exec producer Carol Mendelsohn says that CSI will be bringing back a few members of the infamous Millander clan in this season’s second episode. “The last time we saw [serial killer] Paul Millander was in season 2 when Grissom had dinner at [his alter ego] Judge Mason’s house, because, if you remember Paul lived a double life as a judge. And we met Mrs. Mason and their young son, Craig. Well, Paul’s dead, but Mrs. Mason and Craig live on. And we will see them in episode 2.” (Michael Ausiello)

Executive producer Naren Shankar says: “You’re going to get an explanation for that ring Langston (Laurence Fishburne) still has on his finger in [episode 2].” (Michael Ausiello)

Shankar reveals a season long arc: “We’re going to launch a new season-long serial killer arc this season. Starting at the end of our premiere, a brand new nemesis [will emerge] who has a very unique way of killing. This time, the crime scene is always the body,” Shankar teases. “We’re calling him Dr. Jekyl.” (Michael Ausiello)

‘CSI’: As Sara Re-Enters, Riley Leaves

‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ season 10 will see a lot of Sara Sidle but none of Riley Adams.

Source: Ace Showbiz

'CSI': As Sara Re-Enters, Riley LeavesSee larger image One person in, another is out. While Jorja Fox is welcomed back as Sara Sidle on ““, an actor has to be let go because the character is not working for the whole show. The unfortunate one would be Lauren Lee Smith aka Riley Adams, the crime investigator who joined the unit in season 9. Executive producer Naren Shankar confirmed the elimination through TV Guide Magazine, specifying that Riley will not return for the 10th season. “It was an issue of how we were feeling the ensemble was working,” he reasoned. “When we brought in the character of Riley, it got lost in the shuffle a little bit because we had lost Warrick, we had lost Sara, and then in the middle of last season Grissom finally left. I think, as a result, the character never quite found its footing in terms of the rest of the gang.”

As compensation, Sara will be featured heavily during her 5 episodes appearance. On how she will re-enter the story, Shankar hinted, “She shows up because the team is understaffed. The undersheriff reaches out for a recommendation and Sara says, ‘I think that person might be me’.” For the first time since the news spread out, Fox talked about her return. “I never thought I’d be going back to work with people that I knew,” Fox expressed her joy. “I thought I’d be starting new things. That was a surprise, so I’m going back to work and it’s with the same people who I’ve worked with for eight years in the past. I was thrilled! For me it was a huge compliment!” Asked whether Sara’s come back means similar thing will happen to her lover Gil Grissom, Fox played it coy. “That will hopefully be a reveal in the premiere. They’ve prevented me from discussing Grissom at all,” she said with a laugh.

The 10th season of “CSI” will begin September 24 on CBS.

‘CSI’ scoop: Sara’s back! Is Grissom next?

Source: The Ausiello Files

Csi-Jorja-Fox_l Now that the initial burst of excitement surrounding Jorja Fox’s CSI comeback has died down, it’s time to get down to business — the business of getting answers to some burning questions! What prompted her return? How long will she be sticking around? What impact will Sara’s reappearance have on the rest of the team? And, last but not least, is Grissom next? CSI showrunners Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar tackle all those Qs:

Jorja’s back for five episodes, right? CAROL MENDELSOHN: Yes, five non-consecutive episodes.

The show took a little bit of a ratings hit towards the end of last season. Did CBS ask you to bring her back as a way to halt the slide?
MENDELSOHN: No. It actually emanated from Naren and I. It’s a tough time for everybody in TV. We don’t feel [it’s fair] to single out CSI.

NAREN SHANKAR: We had several major characters departing over the last year and a half, and it felt like the family had disintegrated a little bit. We had people off in their own bubbles, and that suggested a theme for this season, which is really about family. We wanted to restore that balance of the family. And that initial creative impulse led to the notion of Jorja coming back and helping to assist with that.

How is she reintegrated?
SHANKAR: We’ll learn a little bit about what she’s been doing for the past couple of months. We’re going to start season 10 in real time — two-and-a-half months since the end of last season. She comes in because the team is a little understaffed and overworked. One of our characters reaches out to her and brings her back in, unbeknownst to the other guys.

MENDELSOHN: It’s an interesting dynamic because each and every individual in the team is feeling that lack of cohesion. Catherine feels it. Nick feels it. Greg feels it. And Sara comes in and brings everyone together. And she helps Catherine understand that as the [new] leader, she needs to make the team cohesive and really fire on all cylinders again.

Should we assume that her happily ever after with Grissom didn’t fare so well? They did end up together, right?
SHANKAR: They absolutely ended up together. Grissom is referenced in [Fox’s first] episode. You’ll get a sense of the good and the bad of the two of them actually being together for real. Because we’re talking about a couple of very independent individuals who have decided to share their life together. The first few months of that for any couple would be a weird kind of adjustment. In some ways, it’s easier to be in love with somebody who’s not there.

MENDELSOHN: And you have to admit that Sara and Grissom had a unique courtship. It [makes sense] that their further relationship would also be unique.

So they didn’t break up then?

When’s William Petersen returning?
MENDELSOHN: You never know when and if Grissom will show up on CSI. The theme of the season is family. And he certainly is part of the family — a big part of the family.

Are there any concrete plans?
MENDELSOHN: We’re certainly open to it, but no, there are no concrete plans.

Desperate Housewives Season 6 Spoilers: Set Photos!


More Set Photos

Set Photos

More Set Photos – 20th July
I must admit that there’s a lot of it altogether…

Sources : PopSugar & Mavrixonline

New Set Photos – 20th July

More Drea de Matteo’s Set Photos – 20th July

Entourage Season 6 Spoilers & Casting!

Autumn Reeser plays an upcoming junior agent at Miller-Gold who is hooking up with Gary Cole’s greasy character. (Watch With Kristin)

Running on E – Airing August 2, 2009
With production on his next film delayed, Vince (Adrian Grenier) searches for ways to amuse himself. Andrew (Gary Cole) tells Ari (Jeremy Piven) he’s ended his affair with a co-worker, but Ari has Lloyd (Rex Lee) keep an eye on him anyway. Drama (Kevin Dillon) auditions actresses to play his new love interest on “Five Towns”; Jamie-Lynn (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) takes Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) shopping for back-to-school clothes; and a bored Eric (Kevin Connelly) contemplates his next move. (TVOvermind)

Fore – Airing August 9, 2009
At a charity golf tournament, Vince and Drama up the stakes with teammates Mark Wahlberg and Tom Brady. Having fielded an awkward situation with Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui), Eric gets an unexpected job offer. After refusing to break the “guy code,” Ari finds himself in the doghouse with Mrs. Ari (Perry Reeves) and Jeffrey Tambor. (TVOvermind)

Murphy’s Lie – Airing August 16, 2009
Eric considers the management-company offer while trying to patch things up with Ashley (Alexis Dziena) following a Freudian slip. Ari finally gets Mrs. Ari to forgive him at home, but an appearance by Mrs. Klein (Jami Gertz) tests his resolve at work. Drama tries to protect Jamie-Lynn from a disreputable network executive. (TVOvermind)

No More Drama – Airing August 23, 2009
Vince and Turtle decide to arm themselves after a break-in. Drama goes to desperate measures to repair his tarnished relationship with a network exec. On his first day at his new job, Eric butts heads with one of the managers over who can close Bob Saget as a client. (TVOvermind)

The Sorkin Notes – Airing August 30, 2009
Eric agrees to meet up with Sloan, but rethinks their whole relationship after Ashley calls him. Andrew’s meltdown puts a big deal in jeopardy. Fearing for their safety, Vince and the boys decide to call in the pros. (TVOvermind)

2009 Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama

Outstanding Actress, Mini-series or Movie

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Mini-series or Movie

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie

Outstanding Miniseries

Outstanding Actor, Mini-series or Movie

Outstanding Actor, Comedy

Outstanding Actress, Drama

Outstanding Actor, Drama

Outstanding Actress, Comedy

Outstanding Series, Comedy

Outstanding Series, Drama

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Outstanding Reality Program

Oustanding Made for Televison Movie

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special

The Secret Life of the American Teenager Episode Recap 2.4 “The Summer of Our Discontent”

‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ contemplates Bologna, Italy

Source: Recaps

Kenbaumann_secretlifeoftheamericanteenager_s3_290For people who have learned all about teen pregnancy, there’s still an awful lot of sex and sex talk on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Left and right, everyone seems to be doing it, have done it, want to do it, and/or learn all about how to do it in Bologna. In my high school there was certainly no talk of Bologna, I’ll tell you that much.

Is it just me or does Leo seem terribly different this season? I don’t know whether it’s the addition of Betty to his life or a real character change for him, but there’s something different. I know that Betty is apparently a hooker, but I don’t think it’s possible that Leo is suffering from syphilis, there has to be something else at play with the changes in him. For instance, I really didn’t see Leo telling Ben to take a break from Amy coming. Sure, that’s not exactly what he said, but it was strongly implied.

For her part, Amy should definitely not be heading to Bologna without John, and how is she going to go there for an extended period and leave her job? Surely she hasn’t amassed several weeks of vacation time already.

Poor Ben, making that phone call to Adrian tonight. I thought that after last week that girl was done with her über-sexual ways. Apparently not. She was right though when she made it pretty clear to Ben that if he went to Bologna and left Ricky and Amy alone for the summer, things could happen between the two (even if Ricky and Adrian made some sort of promise to each other).

I understand why Ben wanted Adrian’s opinion – she is “worldly” (and perhaps has been to Bologna), but couldn’t he have predicted that Adrian would tell someone about the conversation and that someone would tell Amy? Adrian cut out the middleman telling Amy herself, but Ben definitely should have foreseen that possibility before talking to Adrian.

Grace was back in the saddle today, heading off to her first day of school following her father’s death. Why, I beg of you, did her mom try to stop her from going back to school? Grace took the death horribly, far worse than either her mother or her brother, and there she was finally ready to get out of bed, put on her usual 12 pounds of makeup, and go back to school. Why would her mom want to stop that from happening? “Gee, honey, I’ve begged you for a week to do something more than stay in bed suggesting that you killed your father, but do you really want to do something so… appropriate?”

Lastly, let me continue my quest to put Anne and George back together. How right was George when he pointed out to Anne that she was overwhelmed with Amy, John, and her own pregnancy? How right was George when he pointed out that David should have been there to help Anne? George knows Anne, he knows what she needs, and even though – as he pointed out – he set the bar pretty low initially, he seems to have improved. I’m not saying he should be forgiven, only Anne can make that judgment, but I’m still pulling for those crazy kids. Plus, and let’s not forget this, George didn’t have that little snip-snip operation. He just may be the father of Anne’s child. Woo-hoo!

Odds and ends:

  • George – good guy, how about that conversation with Grace. I think he’s a smart guy who just acts like a fool most of the time.
  • David – that chat with Anne at the end of the episode – best proposal ever. You can’t tell me you’d rather see him with Anne than George, can you?
  • Call me kooky, but I like Jack and Grace. However, I don’t think that his drinking storyline is done yet.
  • Really, Bologna? I had no idea.
  • Betty – what are we thinking there? Did the relationship with Leo start out as a professional one and turn into more or did Leo not know? If he didn’t know and doesn’t still, would it make a difference to him? If Ben knew about Betty’s work, would he try and hire her?

Brothers & Sisters Season 4 Spoilers!

Two Sneak Peeks of ‘Brothers and Sisters’ Season 4

Two scenes are clipped from the season premiere, revealing the problems that Kitty will have and the continuous feud between Holly and Nora.

Two Sneak Peeks of 'Brothers and Sisters' Season 4
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ABC has started releasing sneak peeks to the season premiere of ““. First clip shows an interaction among Kitty, Robert and Kevin while the second one shows a family feud between Nora and Holly. Showing a support, Kitty accompanies her husband in doing a TV interview. She happens to talk about an irrelevant topic about Robert talking in his sleep. Kevin convinces her that the interview is fine despite the lame statement. Meanwhile, a celebration turns a disaster when Nora and Holly break the rules of their agreement. Holly rewards Justin and Rebecca a car as an engagement gift, something that irks Nora because they had a deal on giving nothing but a party. The conversation leads to how Holly had an affair with William while he was alive.

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‘Brothers and Sisters’ Season 4 Promo: Good and Bad News

Justin and Rebecca finally take a new step up in their relationship but a Walker takes a step down in her health.

'Brothers and Sisters' Season 4 Promo: Good and Bad News Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
See larger image One highlighted moment that will take place in the fourth season of “” is Justin putting a ring into Rebecca’s finger. A TV spot has been released, showing also Nora’s mom coming into town and the Walker that got a devastating news about her health. According to some scoops released earlier, Nora and Holly will throw an engagement party for Justin and Rebecca which is not exactly going smooth. Plus, the relationship itself will go down the rocky road now that Justin is juggling time to attend medical school. Meanwhile, the Walker who got ill is none other than Kitty. The preview does not give what kind of disease she suffers but it shows Amy Aquino, who plays the doctor treating her case, touching the sides of Kitty’s neck. “Brothers & Sisters” returns on September 27. Other guest stars coming this season will be Peter Gerety (as a former business partner of William Walker who takes interest in Ojai Food) and Joe Morton (as a med-school mentor for Justin). In the meantime, “Brothers and Sisters: The Complete Third Season” DVD has been on sale starting September 1 for those who would like to catch up before the new season begins.

ABC (finally) set a Sept. 27 return for the Walkers. Among the storylines you can watch for this fall: Kitty and Robert are still putting on a “happily married” façade as he runs for governor, Kevin and Scotty hope for a baby, and Justin’s busy pursuing his doctor dream. Guest stars include, yes, Dancing stud Gilles Marini (as Sarah’s latest dalliance) and Marion Ross, reprising her role as Nora and Saul’s mean mom. Source: TV Guide

A member of the Walker clan will get some devastating medical news in the September 27 season premiere. (Michael Ausiello)

Joe Morton will appear in 7 to 10 episodes this season as Justin’s med-school mentor. Justin isn’t much of a student, it seems. Luckily, Morton’s character will cut Justin some slack because of his military-service background. (TV Guide)

Come September on Brothers & Sisters, it’ll be Nora versus Holly (Sally Field and Patricia Wettig, Round 88, as the dueling mothers-in-law-to-be plan a season-premiere engagement party for their betrothed kids, Justin and Rebecca. Expect Happy Days mom Marion Ross to pop back in as Nora’s mom, Ida. This headache will pale in comparison to the sworn enemies’ disagreement over their kids’ November-sweeps wedding – a fairy-tale event that will likely see the return of former series regulars Balthazar Getty (Tommy), Sarah Jane Morris (Julia), Ken Olin (back as David, to walk his daughter down the aisle) and possibly the debut of Holly’s mama. (TV Guide Magazine)

The premiere will pick up roughly three months after the finale, but little has changed: Kitty and Robert’s marriage remains in train-wreck mode, Sarah is still playing the field, Nora is preparing for her weekly party from hell, and another Walker wants a baby. (Michael Ausiello)

The Walker family is growing. When the show returns in the fall, Scotty and Kevin are going to try to have a baby, and we’re hearing something about an appearance by Nora’s mom, who will, no doubt, make Nora crazy. (Watch With Kristin)

The show will add a medical-school study partner for Justin (Dave Annable)—a 16-year-old straight-A student whiz kid (think Doogie Howser) The as-yet-uncast character, potentially of East Indian decent, will challenge Justin’s confidence and cause him to question his priorities. (TV Guide Magazine)

When Rachel Griffiths returns as Sarah following her real-life maternity leave, she will be bringing with her something very special. She will briefly be seen in the season premiere, which will explain that Sarah endured a terrible summer of on-line dating and retreated to France for a much-needed vacation. When she lands back in California, on her arm will be gorgeous actor Gilles Marini as her new French beau. Per executive producer Monica Breen, Gilles’ character (who is still awaiting a name) will “make Sarah really think about her views on men. He will be an amazing challenge for her.” Co-producer Molly Newman adds that he will also figure into Sarah’s business dealings at Ojai Foods. (TV Guide Magazine)

Brothers and Sisters Adds a New Character

ABC’s Brothers & Sisters will add a medical-school study partner for Justin (Dave Annable)—a 16-year-old straight-A student whiz kid (think Doogie Howser) The as-yet-uncast character, potentially of East Indian decent, will challenge Justin’s confidence and cause him to question his priorities.And when Rachel Griffiths returns as Sarah following her real-life maternity leave, she will be bringing with her something very special. She will briefly be seen in the season premiere, which will explain that Sarah endured a terrible summer of on-line dating and retreated to France for a much-needed vacation. When she lands back in California, on her arm will be gorgeous actor Gilles Marini (Sex and the City, Dancing With the Stars) as her new French beau. Per executive producer Monica Breen, Gilles’ character (who is still awaiting a name) will “make Sarah really think about her views on men. He will be an amazing challenge for her.” Co-producer Molly Newman adds that he will also figure into Sarah’s business dealings at Ojai Foods. Source: TV Guide Magazine

Exclusive – Brothers and Sisters – Episode 4.03 – Casting Call

[BAVESH] 18 TO PLAY 16, male. East Indian, Asian or African American. He is the hyper-smart, whiz kid study partner of Justin. He got into medical school early and is extremely motivated. He is paired with Justin to be study buddies. POSSIBLE GUEST STAR, MAY RECUR

[MONIQUE] 25-35. Any ethnicity. Beautiful, fabulous, cool model type. She works in a high-end bridal boutique and helps Rebecca try on wedding gowns. CO-STAR.

[AUCTIONEER] Any age, any ethnicity, male or female. Holly and Saul are bidding on wine at an auction. We are looking for actors with actual auctioneering experience and is in SAG. CO-STAR
Source: SpoilerTV

Brothers and Sisters – Episode 4.03 – Casting Call

[PROFESSOR PETER MADSEN] Male, 40-50, any ethnicity except Caucasian. Smart, successful, and commanding, he is the Professor at the medical school where Justin is attending. He teaches Gross Anatomy and expects great things from his students…Possible 7-10 episode arc. GUEST STAR.
Source: SpoilerTV

True Blood Season 2 Spoilers! Upcoming Episodes & Season Finale Scoop!

Season 2 Finale Spoilers!

‘True Blood’ Finale Teaser Featuring Depeche Mode

The fangs are out as the band screamed ‘I could corrupt you. It will be easy watching you suffer. Girl, it will please me.’

'True Blood' Finale Teaser Featuring Depeche ModeSource: Ace Showbiz TV News
See larger image With only one more episode left in the second season, “” is airing a teaser which utilizes ‘s “Corrupt”. The teaser for the season 2 finale was played on Sunday night without the band but HBO has since released a longer version online that includes scenes of the band recording the song.

The “True Blood” scenes are those from the title while the glimpses of the band are cut from the “Studio Sessions” featurette on the “” box set. “Universe” is the twelfth studio album from the rock band which was released back on April 20, and “Corrupt” is the song that never got out as an individual sale.

The teaser is also aimed to promote HBO on Demand which has made available all the episodes from season 1 and 2 except for the upcoming September 13 episode.

Called “Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ “, the final episode sees the desperate attempts made by Sookie and Bill to stop Maryann from moving forward with her ultimate bestial sacrifice that requires Sookie to be the Maid of Honor. Deliberating on what may be his final move to save Sookie and the town, Sam places his trust, and his life, in a most unlikely ally.

In another side of the town, Hoyt struggles with Maxine’s endless stream of insults. Meanwhile, Sophie-Anne warns Eric to keep the lid on Bill’s inquisitiveness and Jason leads Andy into the heroic abyss.

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In the season finale, Maryann in a wedding dress and Sookie in a maid-of-honor dress for some season-finale craziness, courtesy our favorite maenad. (Maryann plans to marry the sacrifice-conjured Dionysus) Expect many surprises on the September 13 True Blood finale, including Sam turning to an unlikely ally to help save Bon Temps. (Watch With Kristin)

There’s a plan in place for her [Evan Rachel Wood] to return next season. (Michael Ausiello)

Beyond Here Lies Nothin – Airing September 13, 2009 Season Finale
In the season two finale, the mayhem in Bon Temps reaches a fever pitch as Maryann prepares for her ultimate bestial sacrifice, conscripting Sookie to be Maid of Honor at the bloody nuptials. Meanwhile, Sophie-Anne warns Eric to keep the lid on Bill’s inquisitiveness; Jason leads Andy into the heroic abyss; and Hoyt has a hard time swallowing Maxine’s endless stream of insults. Deliberating on what may be his final move to save Sookie and the town, Sam is forced to put his trust, and his life, in a most unlikely ally. (Michael Ausiello)

In the final episodes of this season, you’ll see a very interesting division take place among the characters. Pay attention to those for whom supernatural events are not quite as super. They are different, and their differences will be explored in future seasons. (TV Guide)

Maryann ain’t gonna stop coming for Sam – she needs a juicy sacrifice for her god. Sam keeps thinking it might be better for Bon Temps and all his friends if he gives himself up in exchange for their lives. Luckily, Sam’s got a savior waiting around the corner. (Watch With Kristin)

Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynold) revealed some interesting information about the radiating light that appeared from Sookie’s hand: “Well, I read the books, so I think she’s part fairy. That was her fairy power.” According to Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), “[Sookie’s power] is a funky little thing,” but she also says the show won’t answer that question for certain any time in season two.” (TrueBloodNet)

When asked who is going to help Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) out of trouble, Tara Buck, who plays Fangtasia waitress Ginger said: “We’ve got Sam (Sam Trammell) running from Maryann (Michelle Forbes), and he may actually…” Tara wants to keep her job, so she couldn’t say everything, but he may actually seek refuge with Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and Pam (Kristin Bauer) at Fangtasia in Shreveport, La. (TrueBloodNet)

Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler) was asked if Arlene and Terry are going to stay together. She said: “When you’re possessed on the show, the next day, you don’t remember. So they can start over—like a reset, a reboot. I think Arlene is constantly searching for the perfect man, and maybe he’s going to be the one. I don’t know.” (TrueBloodNet)

Season 2 Episodes

Episode 2.04 – Let’s Take a Trip Together Airs: Sunday, July 12
Bill and Sookie travel to Dallas to carry out Eric’s mission; Jason falls victim to a practical joke; Maryann throws a birthday party for Tara.

In the next episode, Sookie (Anna Paquin), Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) encounter trouble when they arrive in Dallas and find out that someone from the Fellowship of the Sun was sent to abduct Sookie. The plan fails. And believe it or not, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) invites Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) into his home and feeds off his blood to recover from the wounds suffered when Eric abducted him. (Watch With Kristin)

Episode 2.05 – Never Let Me Go Airs: Sunday, July 19
While in Dallas, Sookie connects with one of her own; Jason is rewarded for his hard work at the Light of Day boot camp; Eric shares a secret about his past with Bill.

Episode 2.06 – Friend Is a Four Letter Word Airs: Sunday, July 26
Sookie embarks on a dangerous mission to locate Godric; Bill is shocked when a vampire from his past resurfaces in Dallas; Jason must make difficult emotional and physical choices.

Episode 2.04 “Shake and Fingerpop”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

With Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) in tow, Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Sookie (Anna Paquin) head to Dallas to carry out Eric’s (Alexander Skarsgård) vampire-reconnaissance mission – but a surprise awaits them at the airport. At the Light of Day Institute, Jason (Ryan Kwanten) falls victim to a practical joke, but has the last laugh when the Newlins anoint him for a higher calling. Maryann (Michelle Forbes) throws Tara (Rutina Wesley) a birthday party at Sookie’s, attracting much of Bon Temps to its Bacchanalian revelry. Sam (Sam Trammell) postpones his departure from town to attend the bash, connecting with Daphne (Ashley Jones) in the process. Having barely escaped Fangtasia, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) finds himself reluctantly pulled back into Eric’s orbit.

Written by Alan Ball; directed by Michael Lehmann.

Episode 2.05 “Never Let Me Go”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

In Dallas, Sookie connects with one of her own, then joins Bill and Eric for a strategic summit at the lair of the missing vampire, Godric (Allan Hyde), attended by his lieutenants, Stan (Ed Quinn) and Isabel (Valerie Cruz). Meanwhile, Jason shows his mettle at a Light of Day boot camp, and is rewarded for his hard work with a gift from Sarah (Anna Camp). Rebuffed by Tara in her relocation efforts, Maryann decides to cast her spell on the staff of Merlotte’s, softening Tara up towards her new “family.” Eric shares a little-known secret about his past with Bill, and Sookie makes a decision that might solve the Godric mystery – or get her killed.

Written by Nancy Oliver; directed by John Dahl.

Episode 2.06 “Hard-Hearted Hannah”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Accompanied by Isabel’s human boyfriend Hugo (Christopher Gartin), Sookie embarks on a dangerous mission to locate Godric. Meanwhile, Bill is shocked when a vampire from his distant, more violent past resurfaces in Dallas. In Bon Temps, Daphne presses Sam to get comfortable in his own skin(s); Hoyt (Jim Parrack) continues his unlikely courtship of Jessica; Andy (Chris Bauer) interrogates Lafayette about his disappearance; and Tara and Eggs (Mehcad Brooks) take a detour while on a road trip. At the Light of Day camp, Jason faces difficult emotional and physical choices.

Written by Brian Buckner; directed by Michael Lehmann.


True Blood – Spoilers for next Episodes

HBO just released the titles and extended loglines for all five of True Blood’s August episodes and man they are juicy. How juicy? So juicy that I’m inclined to forgive them for withholding fresh Blood from me last Sunday. Have a look-see yourself…

Aug. 2: “Release Me”
Betrayed by Daphne, Sam finds himself in an unenviable predicament at the hands of Maryann and her wild-eyed minions. Imprisoned with Hugo in the F.O.T.S. church, Sookie uses her telepathic powers to reach out to Bill, who’s being detained at the hotel by a stubbornly obsessive Lorena. After crossing a line with the Newlins, a fearful Jason tries to sever his ties with the Fellowship of the Sun, but gets plenty of resistance from Steve and his enforcer Gabe…

Aug. 9: “Timebomb”
Sookie’s captivity takes an unexpected turn when Eric arrives to do his master’s bidding on the eve of the Fellowship’s lockdown. In Bon Temps, Sam finds himself in hot water after making a gruesome discovery at Merlotte’s, and Andy proves no help in coming to his defense. Sent home by Bill, Jessica and Hoyt learn that when it comes to sex, every time is the first time. Tara and Eggs devour a mysterious meal prepared by Maryann, with unexpected results. After Jason pays off his debt to the vampires, Godric looks to enlighten his more single-minded followers.

Aug. 16: “I Will Rise Up”
A wounded Eric plays Sookie for a sucker, to Bill’s dismay, and ends up getting inside her head. Later, Sookie and Jason bond over their recent adventures. Blaming Eggs for Tara’s bruises and bizarre behavior, Lafayette and Lettie Mae try to figure out a way to pry their kin from Maryann’s clutches. Hoyt defends his relationship with Jessica to Maxine, to no avail. Jailed by Bud along with a group of Bon Temps revelers, Sam looks for a way to escape and avoid capture by an increasingly obsessed Maryann. In Dallas, Eric and the vampires defend their recent actions to Nan Flanagan and are shocked when Godric decides to take the fall for their PR disaster.

Aug. 23: “New World in My View”
Sookie, Bill and Jason return to a Bon Temps turned upside down by Maryann. Lured to Merlotte’s by Arlene, Sam and Andy find cold comfort in their refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. Bill discovers that traditional vampire techniques don’t work on Maryann; Hoyt and Jessica try to keep a lid on Maxine’s madness; and Sookie tries to push through the darkness consuming Tara. With all hell breaking loose, Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the moment.

Aug. 30: “Frenzy”
With the crisis in Bon Temps careening out of control, Bill seeks out the advice of Sophie-Anne (Evan Rachel Wood), the Vampire Queen of Louisiana, but must exercise patience before she gives him critical information. Meanwhile, Sookie and Lafayette find that protecting Tara from herself is more difficult than they anticipated; a desperate Sam turns to an unlikely source for assistance; and Jessica tests Hoyt’s allegiance to Maxine.

Source: EW

Episode 2.11 – Frenzy
Bill seeks the advice of the vampire Queen of Louisiana; Sookie and Lafayette find it difficult to protect Tara; Sam turns to an unlikely source for assistance

Episode 2.10 – New World in My View
Sookie, Bill and Jason return to Bon Temps; Hoyt and Jessica try to keep Maxine’s madness a secret; Jason tries to rescue Sam.

Episode 2.09 – I Will Rise Up
Eric plays Sookie for a fool; Lafayette and Lettie Mae try to figure out how to get Tara away from Maryann; Hoyt defends his relationship with Jessica

Episode 2.08 – Timebomb
Sookie’s captivity takes an unexpected turn; Sam makes a gruesome discovery at Merlotte’s; Tara and Eggs get physical; Jason pays off his debt to the vampires.

Episode 2.07 – Release Me
Maryann and her minions put Sam in a difficult situation; Sookie uses her telepathic powers to reach out to Bill; Jason tries to sever his ties with the Fellowship of the Sun.
Source: SpoilerTV

General Spoilers

True Blood star Ryan Kwanten tells us that Jason Stackhouse and his sister, Sookie, won’t be separated forever: “There will be [a reunion between the Stackhouse siblings] and quite an electric one, too, where we gang up for the greater good.”

We’ve been waiting patiently for this mysterious vampire-of-all-vampires too, and the wait is almost over. Godric (Allan Hyde) pops up in the July 19 episode, along with his lieutenants Stan (Eureka‘s Ed Quinn) and Isabel (Valerie Cruz). Valerie tells us, “Isabel runs with the Dallas vampires, but she kind of becomes friends with both Bill and Eric. And she likes Sookie. [Isabel] has a penchant for humans, and she’s sensitive to this love story they have.”

Carrie Preston, who plays Arlene, says, “The second-season finale is only two weeks after the end of the first season. Things get crazy in Bon Temps, Louisiana, I’ll tell you that.” Wait, Arlene doesn’t die, does she? “Not so far!” Source: Kristin on E!Online

General Spoilers

Next week on True Blood, when poor dead zombie Daphne’s (Ashley Jones) body is discovered, people start to suspect that Sam (Sam Trammell) killed her. (Watch With Kristin)

Sookie and Eric grow closer over the next few episodes, after he is injured and needs her help. (Watch With Kristin)

Alexander Skarsgård talking about his character: “Eric was kind of misunderstood. A lot of people would come up to me and say, ‘Oh, you’re the evil…the bad guy.’ I always had to defend him because there’s more to him than that,” says Alexander. “I actually got a chance to show that [this season]. I mean, he is a badass, of course, but I’m just happy because as an actor, you shouldn’t play the same note for two years. You have to show different layers and go deeper and show that there’s more to the character than that. And I’ve had fun this season because I have been able to show that he does have a sensitive side, a loyal side. He doesn’t care for a lot of people, and not for a lot of vampires either, but the ones he cares about he’s very, very, very loyal and devoted to.” (Watch With Kristin)

True Blood – Meet Sookie’s Cousin, Hadley

First of all, True Blood! Sooooo… our guitar player, Sarah Carter, was on episode 2 of this season, season 2, with her other band Rocket!! The episode is called “Get This Party Started” and Rocket is the back up band for the Christian rock singer chick. it’s pretty funny… and kinda wrong actually… in a good way. But wait there’s more!!! I, Lindsey Haun, will be on the last 2 episodes of the season! well actually, technically, 3. We shot about 3 weeks ago and it was amazing! I LOVE Alan Ball and the directors i got to work with, Michael Cuesta and Daniel Minahan! The crew was so incredibly nice and professional and hard working. What a treat to be on that set! I can’t tell you much because i don’t want to give the story away but i can tell you that i play Hadley Hale, Sookie Stackhouse’s (Anna Paquin) cousin. I got to work with Stephan Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, and drum roll please… Evan Rachel Wood. i can’t tell you who she plays but i can tell you that she’s awesome! They’re all awesome! Anyway, i really want to work with all of them again so please watch the show and tell them that you want me on it more! lol!
Source: Lindsey’s Myspace

The Secret Life of the American Teenager Episode 2.03 Recap “Par for the Course”

‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’: Marshall’s funeral

Source: Recaps

Gregfinley_secretlifeoftheamericanteenager_s3_290 It was time for Marshall Bowman’s funeral on this week’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Grace would not be attending, at least, that’s what she told Jack at the start of the episode. You and I knew better, didn’t we? Why did Grace not want to attend? As she herself stated, Grace has begun to hate herself for what happened to her father. She blames herself, so that statement wasn’t surprising, but it would also (obviously) be a wrong decision long-term for her not to be at her own father’s funeral. Thankfully, Ricky talked her out of the car and into attending. For the past few weeks I’ve found myself agreeing with Adrian all too much, that changed tonight. She was wrong, completely wrong about Grace not having to go to the funeral if she didn’t want to. Haven’t we all heard of closure? No, the funeral wasn’t going to provide closure for Grace, but if she didn’t go to the funeral she’d never find closure. Okay, so Adrian was having a hard time getting blamed for Marshall’s death, but her way of “helping” Grace wasn’t so much helping as hurting and she ought to have stayed quiet. Speaking of staying quiet, what was up with Jack’s dad talking to Grace tonight? That guy is the funniest character on the show, and while his talking to Grace was almost certainly helpful, he definitely has a problem giving a little too much information. I do think though that he got through to her, but I don’t think he needed to discuss such in such detail the pros and cons of having sex. I was really happy to see that Amy had the same reaction to Ricky taking John to the nursery that she had last week to Ben’s watching John. Clearly Amy’s issues are about leaving John in general, not leaving John with Ben. As anyone with a baby will tell you, the way Amy feels about that is completely and totally understandable, irrational, but completely normal. As for Anne and George, I feel like a little kid who can’t accept that his parents are getting divorced. It definitely looked tonight like George and Anne are headed that way, but I’m still hoping against hope that they’re not going to. I know, I know, there are some things I need to learn to accept in life, but this isn’t like the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus, this is TV, they’re not necessarily getting divorced. Tell me they’re not… please. Come on now, Anne had that fight with David this week, so that relationship isn’t going particularly well. David seemed all over-protective in cancelling the meeting and asking about the doctor’s appointment. That’s just the sort of opening George could exploit if he wanted to. Please George, don’t let this family fall apart! Odds and ends:

  • Jack blaming Adrian for Grace being angry at him and maybe for killing Marshall? That came out of left field (Jack is angry, but I didn’t think he bought into Grace causing her dad’s death).
  • Ben’s figuring that maybe he could sleep with Adrian because he comforted her (and he totally though that) – awesome.
  • Also awesome (in a macabre, you’re going to think I’m wrong way) – Joe taking bets about whether or not Grace was going to attend the funeral.
  • We’re not talking about Amy trying to get out of work today in order to go to a funeral. Of course she wants to go out and have fun sometimes, but she has people who want to babysit and so she could go out sometimes. Trying to get out of work to go to a funeral to socialize obviously wasn’t appropriate.
  • See, I knew Jack was drinking.
  • As a complete aside – where do these people live that they have a lovely little local butcher shop? What’s next door, the drug store with the old-time soda fountain?

90210 Season 2 Spoilers: Set Photos!

90210 – Behind the Scenes – 29th June

Source: 90210 Media

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