Revenge News Archive



Revenge Welcomes Suits' Gina Torres as a Shady Socialite in Season 4

(12/17/14) A powerful Suit is on her way to the Hamptons.

Gina Torres has been tapped to recur in the second half of Revenge‘s fourth season, TVLine has learned exclusively, playing an aspiring socialite named Natalie Walsh.

In addition to her dreams of conquering high society — Natalie comes from “humble-but-ambitious roots” — she’s also arriving with a few enemies in her sights, though it’s not yet clear which Hamptons resident she’ll want to “drive a stake into.”

Your thoughts on Torres’ casting? Which Hamptonite do you suspect Natalie will target first?

Revenge's Latest Victim Speaks: 'It Was a Very Fitting End' - Plus: Find Out When You'll See Him Next

(12/8/14) As gut-wrenching as Revenge‘s latest death was, we hope you didn’t use up all your tissues yet. It turns out you still have one more chance to say goodbye to the Hamptons’ dearly departed.

“I’m actually in a couple of flashbacks in Episode 11,” Josh Bowman tells TVLine less than 24 hours after Daniel was gunned down protecting Emily. “One of those [flashback] scenes was the last thing I shot, and that was very strange to do. I’ve been on this show for four years now, so it was a sad day, but one that I’m going to take with me always.”

Below, Bowman tells TVLine why he supports Daniel’s death, what it was like reuniting with Henry Czerny and which Hamptonite his character would most likely haunt — you know, if this was a very different show.

TVLINE | I know this was a decision you and [showrunner Sunil Nayar] came to together. Why, in your mind, was this the right time for Daniel to die?

We’re on our fourth season, and this is a show where that can happen at anytime. I think it was a good decision for the story, and I think it’ll definitely serve its purpose to help the writers move forward. A death on this show can impact all the other characters; Daniel’s will definitely have a big impact on Victoria, Emily — and Margaux, of course, because of our little baby on the way.

TVLINE | Maybe it’ll be a boy.

[Laughs] Yes! Daniel Jr. Seriously, though, my character wasn’t someone you’d root for at the end of Season 3, but by Episode 6, people were hoping Daniel and Emily would rekindle their relationship. Or they were rooting for Margaux and Daniel. Whatever they were doing, it was a credit to the writers for making him redeemable before he died.

TVLINE | Did you watch the episode?

Yes, and it was quite sad actually, to be honest. I don’t usually watch the episodes, just because I don’t think many actors can look at themselves subjectively, but I had to watch it last night. I thought they did a very good job across the board.

TVLINE | I’m also glad we got to see Conrad last night. How was working with Henry Czerny again?

He’s just an absolute wizard, that guy. He’s not only an amazing person, but a wonderful actor. He takes me out of the scenes when I’m in them because I just want to watch him. He’s phenomenal and I think the show misses him a lot. He is and was a fantastic asset to the show. I’ve tried to pick up some of his quirks — Henry’s not Conrad’s — and lace them into my performance.

TVLINE | You do know the fans have a theory that he’s not really dead, right?

[Laughs] That Conrad might come back? I don’t know if that’s the case. He looked pretty dead to me in Season 3.

TVLINE | Now that the Book of Daniel has closed, what was your favorite part about him?

I loved being an a—hole, to be honest. Anytime Daniel was being nice and straightforward, you know, anyone can be nice. Being an a—hole and doing these awful things was a lot of fun. But I loved it all, really, every bit of it. I’m going to miss it very much.

TVLINE | So this must have been a bittersweet decision for you.

Yes. helps the story to move forward and potentially reach its conclusion by the end of this season, but who knows? They probably want to do another season, but I have no idea.

TVLINE | If Daniel could come back and haunt one person in the Hamptons, who would it be?

Tyler. [Laughs] But he’s dead, so I guess I couldn’t haunt him.

TVLINE | You could hang out with him.

Yes, I’d hang out with him. No wait, he’s in hell, and I’m not because I sacrificed myself. Seriously, though, it was a very fitting end to save Emily from a bullet after I shot her. … It came full circle.

Revenge's Biggest Death Ever: Why It Happened and What Comes Next

(12/8/14) Well played, Revenge. Well played.

Redemption, thy name is Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman). The ABC hit pulled off its biggest death and greatest feat yet on Sunday night, offing the Grayson family's prodigal son while completing his journey toward redemption, a task which seemed almost impossible after he shot Emily (Emily VanCamp) last season. The fact that he died taking a bullet for his former wife made his journey all the more poetic. (And did we mention that he had just learned he's going to be a father?! Sob!)

"We wanted the death to mean something in a way that it invoked sympathy and sadness in our viewers, so I think we told the story really correctly and I think the performance Josh gave in all the episodes this year to redeem that character is amazing," showrunner Sunil Nayar told E! News. "We're going to miss him, but I think it was the creative right thing to do."

Nayar said the decision to kill Daniel was made "right at the beginning of the season really," and was a "real creative collaboration" with Bowman.

"Josh and I spoke about it and we really just wanted to do something big going into our big mid-winter break and in talking to him, he was just really on board in finding a way to have Daniel's journey be one of redemption by the end."

Calling Daniel's death "Shakespearean," Bowman told us, "They really redeemed him and I think it was very fitting to have him sacrifice himself for Emily and it couldn't have been done any other way. I think he's always been the tragic character of the show."

Last season, Bowman made headlines for saying during an interview that he wanted Daniel to be killed off the show, but the actor said his words were misinterpreted.

"I'm extremely appreciative of the show. I had a lot of fun and I completely come from a character point of view, not a selfish Josh point of view. My point of view is to move the story forward, it's great to have a death on a show and I think if anyone was going to die on the show it was going to be my character. He's the sacrificial lamb, if you like."

Nayar seconded Bowman's story-first attitude, saying his comments last season didn't play a part in the decision to off Daniel.

"It was sort of strictly storyline. I remember he said that last year and that was right when he found out he was shooting Emily. And he thought, how the hell do I get redeemed from this, and I said, ‘Trust us, I think we can find a way,'" he explained. "And he trusted us and we got through it and we got to the end of the season, we spoke at the beginning of this year, it wasn't motivated by a desire to get off of the show, but it was informed by an idea that we could finish his journey really correctly. I don't think even on Josh's side it was, ‘I need off of Revenge.' It was, ‘OK, if this is the way we're going to do it, let's go for it.' So he was completely supportive of it."

The first episode back in 2015 will be "a direct pickup, so you'll see exactly what happens off of this," Nayar said. "It's obviously a devastating loss for Victoria, especially for Margaux, but one of the other things we wanted to make sure we did was when the characters had to reflect on it, mostly David, Victoria and Emily, that each of them could blame the other for what happened to Daniel. But each of them also knows they have a hand in what happened. In a sense, nobody doesn't have Daniel's blood on their hands, even if they are using those hands to point at other people."

Bowman, who appears in flashbacks in the episode, teased that the murder may be pinned on Emily or Jack (Nick Wechsler), who shot and killed Kate (Courtney Ford) after she murdered Daniel. "They have to come up with some sort of story for the cops, because they want to keep the Malcolm Black thing under control."

While Bowman loved having Daniel's journey come "full circle," there is one thing he wished he got to play with more before leaving the show: the dynamic between Daniel and Emily after he learned she was really Amanda Clarke. "I would've loved to explore it maybe a little earlier, that dynamic, but I think it's good. You give the audience the tip of the iceberg and you sink the ship and that's how you leave them wanting more."

And Nayar said one of the writers' goals this season was to bring the two characters back together, "so the audience is now thinking, wait a minute, is there a chance that these two people, one who shot the other, can maybe get together?" His response when we said we were bummed we didn't get to see hate-sex between the former couple? "Gosh, I wish it could've gotten there! [Laughs.]"

Still, it would've made Bowman's choice of epitaph for Daniel Grayson just a little awkward: "I should've been a Clarke."

Revenge returns Sunday, Jan. 4 on ABC.

Revenge EP Defends [Spoiler]'s Death, Previews Emily and Victoria's New War

(12/8/14) Sunday’s highly anticipated Revenge death may have been a shock to viewers, but executive producer Sunil Nayar tells TVLine the plans were set in motion before Season 4 even began — and that the victim was excited to take one for the team.

“Josh [Bowman] and I spoke at the beginning of the season about the journey we wanted to take Daniel on,” Nayar explains. “He and I were on the same page, wanting to take a big swing at the end of our winter finale, and wanting to see if we could do it in a redemptive way; that moment between [Emily and Daniel] was so beautiful at the end. It was also a way for us to keep shifting what the show is about so we never get complacent and the audience never knows what’s coming next.”

Speaking of what’s coming next, read on for our full interview with Nayar, who previews the impact of Daniel’s death, the rise of Malcolm Black and the new reason Emily and Victoria will find themselves at each other’s throats.

TVLINE | That final conversation between Emily and Daniel was so intense. How do you feel about the way you ended things between them?

That moment was so touching and beautiful, the idea of him dying doing something extremely noble. He finally understood what it means to be a responsible human being by the end. It’s a huge loss for the show, but we wanted to take the audience on a new journey with Daniel and Emily this season. Fans were even really talking about them getting back together again, which I took as a real credit to the way we told this story and the way [Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman] acted those scenes.

TVLINE | Now that her brother is dead, will we see or hear from Charlotte?

We’re going to track the idea that Charlotte’s up in rehab, and we certainly talk about how she might play into the show as we approach the end of the season. We don’t have any definitive plans yet, but she’s always on our minds.

TVLINE | Victoria, I imagine, must feel pretty guilty for setting her son’s death in motion.

Well, she did and she didn’t. That becomes a vital debate between Emily and Victoria going forward: Who’s to blame for what happened to Daniel? One of the things we wanted was for everyone to have a small hand in what could happen. Emily was going to get Kate back to the house regardless, but Victoria did get the wheels in motion. And David, obviously, is the one who brought this threat to town in the first place. Our whole world is to blame for what happened to Daniel.

TVLINE | What about David? Is he still going to try to kill Victoria in 2015?

He definitely has unfinished business there. Daniel’s death obviously derailed what he was planning on doing to Victoria, but these episodes we have coming up in January are fabulous. We’ll strive to answer that question, and I think the answer will surprise the audience in many ways.

TVLINE | I assume Malcolm Black won’t be too thrilled about what happened to Kate.

[Laughs] I think that’s a very good way of putting it. Malcolm’s not going to be thrilled, if and when he learns that his daughter is dead. When we come back, it’s basically a direct pickup, and you’ll see what our characters have to do to avoid that threat.

TVLINE | Should I be worried about Jack, since he’s the one who shot Kate?

Absolutely, and also emotionally. Jack had to do something he never thought he’d have to do to someone he got completely duped by. He’s in a new headspace, and you’ll see Jack dealing with the trauma of having done that, but also finding new strength in his ability to help control a situation.

TVLINE | And then there’s Margaux, who’s now carrying the last hope for the Grayson line. What pressure will that put on her, and what danger will it put her in?

You’re going to see a very different Margaux going forward. It’s not going to sit well with her that Daniel died in Grayson Manor in an attempt to help Emily. Margaux gets very energized because of it, but her rage and sorrow are not beneficial to her also carrying a child.

TVLINE | I’m also loving the unholy alliance between Nolan and Louise. Where’s that headed?

It’s headed to such great places. The two of them are fabulous together, and we’ll soon be meeting her brother, who’s also amazing. You’ll see a friendship growing and it’ll take a really wonderful turn as we get to the episodes at the end of January. The audience is going to love it, and the two of them together are just wonderful.

TVLINE | For many fans, this has been an Emily-Daniel or Emily-Jack show. With Daniel gone, will Emily gravitate more towards Jack?

Definitely, though sadly it’s because they’re bonding over death and grief. What’s also nice is that you’ll see Ben step up and take a bigger role, which will make for an interesting dynamic between partners Ben and Jack. Ben’s someone who’s new to all of this; he doesn’t have the baggage and history that Jack has with Emily, so there’s a kind of newness that I think will really appeal to her.

TVLINE | My ears perked up when Ben mentioned his ex-wife. Is she coming into the picture?

You’re very perceptive. We’re certainly talking about the ex-wife character, and we have lots of good ideas for her.

TVLINE | Lastly, you seem to be pulling out all the stops lately. Are you consciously using this season as a chance to do all the things you’ve wanted to for so long?

Yeah, we really are. There have always been talks [of a final season], and the network has been so wonderfully supportive, … There’s definitely the fear of when you make things real — like Victoria knowing that Emily is Amanda Clarke — it’s like, “Well, where do we go from here?” But to the credit of our writing staff, any corner we paint ourselves into is exciting for us because we always figure out how to get out of it. To say we’re approaching this as the last season would be wrong, but we’re not scared to make choices that will make people ask “Where is this going?”

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

(12/8/14) An NFL doubleheader on FOX Sunday afternoon meant a ratings boost for its comedy lineup in the primetime Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. "The Simpsons," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and "Bob's Burgers" were all up from their most recent original episodes.

Also Sunday, the fall finale of "Revenge" -- which included a major character's death -- improved a little for ABC. "Resurrection" was also up slightly, although "Once Upon a Time" fell a bit. "The Mentalist" dipped some from its premiere last week on CBS.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (16 million viewers, 9.5/15 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.8 million, 7.3/12)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.8 million, 4.5/7)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6 million, 3.5/6)
18-49 leader: NFL overrun/"The OT" (5.4)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Patriots/Chargers (17.2 million, 10.3/16)
CBS: "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (9.4 million, 5.7/9)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.1 million, 3.6/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (6.4 million, 3.9/6)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.5)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (19.2 million, 11.8/18)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (8.6 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: "Resurrection" (3.9 million, 2.6/4)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.35 million, 2.7/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.2 million, 2.0/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.4)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16.8 million, 10.5/18)
CBS: "CSI" (7.9 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (4.6 million, 3.1/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.9)

So Who Died on Revenge?

(12/8/14) Nooooo?

We're genuinely not sure how we feel about the events of tonight's Revenge, in which Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman) took his last breath. We spent so much of the episode trying to guess who the dearly departed would be that we barely even noticed all of the clear soap opera signs that he was about to kick the bucket: the baby on the way, the fatherly flashbacks, the heartfelt convos with both Margaux and Victoria.

What we didn't expect was that he would die nobly, by jumping in front of bullets meant for Emily in an epic fight with that two-timing Kate Taylor, who also – surprise surprise! – happens to be Malcolm Black's daughter.

It almost seemed like Daniel was planning to take his own life as he sat remembering what a horrible person his father had encouraged him to become and faced the prospect of becoming a father himself. Then, he heard the commotion inside Emily's house and saw her bleeding and crawling on the floor. Even though Emily told Daniel to move when Kate had her gun trained in their direction, Daniel stayed put, and took the bullets. Jack then jumped in to take Kate down.

While he's been a minor jerkface for the past couple of seasons, it wasn't like he had no excuse, so as Emily held him and lied to him that he would be all right, we couldn't help but shed a tear.

Sad, but not entirely unexpected.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

(12/1/14) A huge lead-in from the late-afternoon NFL game gave CBS a boost in the fast national ratings for Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, with "60 Minutes" hitting season highs and "Madam Secretary" posting its best 18-49 rating since it premiered (pending updates). "The Mentalist" made its season debut to numbers on par with last season.

Also Sunday, ABC's "Resurrection" took a hit, falling below a 1.0 in adults 18-49. "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" were also down from their last original episodes. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" held pretty steady for FOX, and "Bob's Burgers" rose a little.

Thanks to "Sunday Night Football," NBC topped the night with 15.6 million viewers and a 9.3 rating/15 share in households, edging CBS' 15.3 million and 9.2/14 (pending updates for both networks). ABC (5 million, 3.1/5) finished a distant third, and FOX (2.4 million, 1.5/2) trailed.

NBC also led the 18-49 demographic with a 5.4 rating. CBS took second with a 3.1, followed by ABC, 1.3, and FOX, 1.0.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover (31.2 million viewers, 17.5/28 households)/"60 Minutes" (18.9 million, 11.2/18)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (9.4 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.9 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.6 million, 1.6/3)/"Mulaney" (1.5 million, 1.0/2)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (9.2)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Broncos/Chiefs (17.8 million, 10.3/16)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (17.7 million, 10.6/16)/"Madam Secretary" (13.5 million,8.3/12)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.3 million, 3.6/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.6 million, 1.5/2)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.1 million, 1.7/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.0)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (18.8 million, 11.1/17)
CBS: "Madam Secretary" (12.4 million, 7.7/11)/"The Mentalist" season premiere (10.6 million, 6.6/10)
ABC: "Resurrection" (3.6 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/2)/"Bob's Burgers" (2.2 million, 1.4/2)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.3)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16.8 million, 10.2/17)
CBS: "The Mentalist" season premiere (10.1 million, 6.4/10)/"CSI" (8.2 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (4.1 million, 2.8/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.1)

Sebastian Pigott In ABC's 'Revenge'

(11/20/14) Sebastian Pigott (Pacific Rim) has booked a recurring guest role on ABC drama Revenge. Pigott will play Lyman Ellis, Louise’s (Elena Satine) brother, a driven politician. He is repped by CAA, Wishlab, Inc. and Rich Caplan.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

(11/18/14) A two-hour "Once Upon a Time" held steady for ABC Sunday compared to last week's ratings. But the expanded running time helped ABC improve as a whole, as "OUAT's" second hour pulled in better numbers than "Resurrection" and helped give "Revenge" a small boost as well.

Elsewhere Sunday, "Madam Secretary" and "CSI" were each up on CBS, while "The Good Wife" was even with last week. "Bob's Burgers" put up better ratings than "Mulaney" in the 9:30 spot on FOX, while "The Simpsons" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" got a boost from an NFL lead-in.

Thanks to "Sunday Night Football," NBC led the night with 15.1 million viewers and a 9.0 rating/14 share in households, pending updates for the live telecast. CBS (11 million, 7.1/11) came in second. FOX (7.7 million, 4.4/7) currently sits in third, pending updates, while ABC came in with 6.3 million viewers and a 3.6/6.

NBC also won the adults 18-49 title with a 5.1 rating, two points better than FOX's 3.1. ABC drew a 1.9 and CBS a 1.4.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (13.6 million viewers, 7.7/12 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (12.5 million, 7.9/13)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.7 million, 4.6/7)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.7 million, 3.6/6)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (4.7)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Patriots/Colts (16.8 million, 9.8/15)
CBS: "Madam Secretary" (12.7 million, 8.0/12)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.8 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (6.6 million, 3.8/6)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.5 million, 2.5/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.6)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (19 million, 11.2/17)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (10.5 million, 6.9/10)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.5 million, 3.7/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.4 million, 2.5/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.3 million, 1.9/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.4)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16.9 million, 10.3/17)
CBS: "CSI" (8.4 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.2 million, 3.5/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.0)

Nick Wechsler: There's more to David Clarke's 'Revenge' story

(11/16/14) David Clarke has been back in the Hamptons for seven episodes now, but the "Revenge" gang still hasn't figured out what, exactly, his deal is.

"Him being back could mean any number of things," star Nick Wechlser tells Zap2it after the Season 4 premiere. "There's more to the story -- the scene where he meets with the cop at the beginning of the premiere [had] this dark tone and purpose, and when we see him later he's a bit more docile. It's hard to know which one is the real him. Did he just have a dark side with that cop because he was like 'No, I was f***ed over by Conrad and I needed to take him out,' or is there a darkness to David Clarke that has not been revealed to us yet?'"

Because no one in the Hamptons knows David's motive, they find it difficult to interact with him. "He's back under strange circumstances and none of us know -- including me -- how to actually take him."

Jack's reaction to David's return is mixed -- on one hand, he's happy for Emily and to see a person who played such a large role in his childhood, but oh the other hand, "he might not be all there, or something, and there's just a danger in having him back."

Sons of Anarchy's Tommy Flanagan Joins Revenge as 'Powerful and Dangerous' New Villain

(11/15/14) Sons of Anarchy‘s Tommy Flanagan has Revenge on the brain.

The actor — whose seven-year run on FX’s biker smash concludes next month — is segueing to ABC’s Sunday-night drama in a major recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Flanagan will play the powerful and dangerous Malcolm Black, a high-functioning psychopath with a long memory for those who have crossed him. Self-made, cold and calculating, he is relentless when it comes to protecting both his family and his fortune.

He’ll first debut in Episode 11, AKA the show’s midseason premiere (specific air date TBD, but early 2015).

James Tupper on David's Plan to Unite Team Clarke, Battle With Victoria and 'Never' Shave His Beard

(11/15/14) All of Revenge‘s key players are (finally!) on the same page about Emily’s identity, but after everything that’s happened during the past four seasons — and 20+ years — can the Clarkes ever rebuild the father-daughter relationship they once had?

“I think the love that’s always existed between them is absolutely unchanged,” James Tupper (aka David Clarke) tells TVLine. “There’s a missing 20 years of their relationship, and that void has to be filled, but the love is definitely still there.”

Below, Tupper discusses his approach to playing David 2.0, how his character really feels about Victoria, and his dream of seeing Emily and David form a “bad-ass” team. (Plus: Yeah, we talk about Sammy.)

TVLINE | Let’s start by going back a bit: How long have you known David was coming back?

That’s a really funny question because, even from day one, I would get stopped on the street and people would ask, “Are you really dead?” Then at the end of Season 1, everyone said, “Of course you’re coming back now.” I think [the writers] got a great idea to sort of remind people about David at the end of Season 3 and then deliver that surprise moment.

TVLINE | And how has your approach to playing David changed? We’ve seen him in flashbacks over the years, but he’s almost a different person now.

When I started working this season, I thought, “What would it be like to be incarcerated for 20 years for a crime I didn’t commit?” So I started reading a lot of literature, first some old stuff like The Count of Monte Cristo, then I moved to The House of the Dead by Dostoevsky. I just read as much about incarceration as I could, and I realized that if this happened to you, you’d have a really hard time relating to other humans. You’d struggle with intimacy and trust on a really fundamental level.

TVLINE | It’s like how Robin Williams had to readjust to the human world in Jumanji.

Yes, exactly!

TVLINE | Speaking of Jumanji, David also has a pretty fierce beard now that he’s back. How much of that is really yours?

[Laughs] Oh, that beard is quite real. I grew it during the summer break, and when I came in, I figured it was probably the right way to go; everyone agreed. I think it’s a sign of how far out his humanity has stretched.

TVLINE | It’s almost a character in itself at this point.

I’ve been hearing there’s a mixed reaction to it, but I think it shows how much change he’s undergone. The premise of the show, from the beginning, was this father who loved his daughter. The heart of that is still completely true, but the effects of what happened to him are starting to show.

TVLINE | And what did happen to him? When will we start to get some answers?

Oh, you’re going to find out soon. It’s like peeling back the layers of an onion; every episode moving forward will reveal more of what happened. This Sunday, the FBI begins to investigate more of David’s history. You’ll find out more about the surveillance photos from last week and what he’s been up to. David and Emily finally also acknowledge each other as father and daughter for the first time. He finally gets to tell her how he feels about her past actions, how she’s taken revenge. I think it’ll be shocking for the fans.

TVLINE | Based on the previews, that conversation seems pretty tense. Is there any hope for the happy reunion fans have wanted for so long?

Well, remember, they are blood. They’re father and daughter. He raised her, and he knows her. The choices she’s made in his life he doesn’t know, but he knows her.

TVLINE | What about Victoria? Is his opinion of her finally beginning to waver?

I think, even from the beginning of the season, that was a question. But she’s also the love of his life. When he went away, he dreamed of having her back, having that life back. In a way, it’s a battle between his head and his heart when it comes to his relationship with Victoria.

TVLINE | His head, his heart… and his beard?

[Laughs] Yes! Actually, can you go back and make that my quote, please?

TVLINE | I’m actually surprised Victoria hasn’t made David shave yet. She tends to enjoy smooth-faced gentlemen.

Oh man, you know the Revenge writers will never let me do that now.

TVLINE | Of all the mistakes David has made since his return, I feel like Nolan has gotten the worst of it. First he ambushed him on TV, then he punched him in the face at home. What does their future hold?

When the truth comes out, that will have to be reconciled. Obviously, David loves Nolan, so you’ll have to forgive him for what he did; he thought Nolan betrayed him and didn’t take care of his girl.

TVLINE | OK, here’s my last — and most important — question: When is David going to learn of Sammy’s death? Or does he already know?

[Laughs] Oh man, I think David assumed he didn’t survive the 20-year stretch. He was already 12 when I left.

TVLINE | But he almost did make it!

That’s true. Man, I love that dog.

Revenge-rs, do you think Emily can help her father see through Victoria’s lies? Any theories about what David has really been up to?

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

(11/10/14) The NFL runover boosted FOX's ratings across the board, with the struggling "Mulaney" back up to 2 million viewers. The NFL also led NBC to a win, while the absence of the NFL runover on CBS saw its entire lineup down slightly from a week ago. Elsewhere, "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" were up, but "Resurrection" was down for ABC.

Ratings for NBC and FOX are subject to change due to the live NFL broadcasts, but as of now NBC leads the night with 14.5 million viewers and an 8.5 rating/14 share in households. CBS is second with 10.98 million and a 7.0/11, followed by FOX at 6.7 million and a 4.0/6 and ABC at 5.96 million and a 3.5/6.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's win is much larger, earning a 5.1 rating, which is almost as much as the other three networks' combined ratings. FOX finished second with a 2.6, ABC was third with a 1.6 and CBS trailed with a 1.4.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (12 million viewers, 7.6/12 households)
FOX: NFL runover (11.9 million, 7.1/12)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.6 million, 4.5/7)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.6 million, 3.6/6)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (4.2)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Bears/Packers (17.5 million, 10.1/16)
CBS: "Madam Secretary" (12.6 million, 8.0/16)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.4 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (6.6 million, 3.8/6)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.96 million, 2.3/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.1)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (18.5 million, 10.7/16)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (10.7 million, 7.0/11)
ABC: "Resurrection" (4.5 million, 2.8/4)
FOX: "Family Guy" (3.6 million, 2.2/3)/"Mulaney" (2 million, 1.3/2)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.6)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (14.5 million, 8.7/15)
CBS: "CSI" (8.6 million, 5.6/10)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.2 million, 3.5/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.4)

Revenge: The Moment We've All Been Waiting For Is Finally Here And It Was Perfect

(11/10/14) We're crying and weeping and basically in a complete emotional Revenge breakdown right now.

Emily and David reunited for real and we could not be happier about it. At first, it seemed like we were just getting a fake-out. David went to visit Emily after hearing that she and "Amanda" were good friends, and while she did tell him about the time that Victoria pushed the pregnant Amanda over the railing at the baby shower, she did not tell him who she actually was.

David went on his merry way, visiting a strip club to get the lowdown from a former stripper friend of Amanda and Emily's. Of course, Victoria got to her first, and paid her off with a fancy necklace to tell David what a lovely person Victoria was, because that's what lovely people do.

Meanwhile, Emily found a key to David's safety deposit box in the beach house's hidey hole, which led her to a pile of pictures of Amanda. David had clearly been looking after her, which was just too much for Emily to handle. She burst into the beach house, pictures in hand, asking why David didn't come for her. It was devastating, and luckily David didn't immediately assume she was insane.

Instead, he got a look at Emily's wrist tattoo of their shared double infinity symbol and completely understood. His reaction was surprisingly understated, though he didn't really have much time to have much of a reaction, since some crazy commotion started happening outside: Victoria had touched a car which was too close to a utility pole which had been struck by lightning, which is a thing that would only happen on the craziest TV shows. Victoria fell to the ground, unconscious, as David and Emily rushed outside. Typical Victoria – ruining the moment we've spent years waiting for with her dramatic shenanigans.

Elsewhere in the episode, Louise tried to kill Margaux by locking her in a steam room, and then had a quick conversation with her hallucinated mother. Why is Louise here? What is the point of her? It is still unclear.

So, how much are you freaking out? Why is everybody hallucinating on TV tonight?

2015 People's Choice Awards: TV Nominees

(11/4/14) Mom stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris will host the live awards ceremony, which will air on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 9/8c.

Favorite Network TV Drama
Chicago Fire
Downton Abbey
Grey’s Anatomy
Revenge
Scandal

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
Alyssa Milano
Ellen Pompeo
Emily VanCamp
Hayden Panettiere
Kerry Washington

Christa B. Allen Moves to Baby Daddy as [Spoiler]'s Love Interest

(11/3/14) Sunday’s Revenge ended with Christa B. Allen‘s Charlotte (temporarily) leaving the Hamptons to get the help she so desperately needs — but is “help” really code for “ABC Family”?

Allen has landed a recurring role in the upcoming forth season of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy, TVLine has learned exclusively, playing a corporate lawyer who works with Riley (Chelsea Kane). Described as funny, smart and athletic, Allen’s Robyn immediately hits it off with Danny (Derek Theler) after Riley “begrudgingly” sets the two up on a date.

Baby Daddy fans, take note: If Riley is setting Danny up with Robyn, does that mean she’ll be sticking with Ben, after all? Or is Robyn merely another obstacle on the road to Danny and Riley’s happily-ever-after?

We’ll find out when Allen’s Baby Daddy episodes air in early 2015.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

(11/3/14) A late-ending afternoon NFL game bumped CBS' prime-time lineup back a full hour Sunday, meaning that for the second straight week, "CSI" was pre-empted. The late start, however, gave a boost to "Madam Secretary," which improved on its ratings from a week ago.

Also Sunday, "Once Upon a Time," "Resurrection" and "Revenge" were all up a little for ABC. "The Simpsons" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" were fairly steady vs. their last airings without an NFL lead-in, but "Mulaney" tumbled to a 0.7 in adults 18-49. "Sunday Night Football" was off slightly week to week, pending updates.

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover (26.15 million viewers, 15.3/24 households)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (6.3 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.2 million, 3.5/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.7 million, 1.6/3)/"Bob's Burgers" (2.9 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (7.6)

8 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (17.2 million, 10.6/16)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Steelers/Ravens (15.35 million, 9.1/14)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.3 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.2 million, 2.4/4)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.4 million, 2.0/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.4)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (17.8 million, 10.7/16)
CBS: "Madam Secretary" (12.8 million, 8.1/12)
ABC: "Resurrection" (4.95 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (2.5 million, 1.6/2)/"Mulaney" (1.6 million, 1.0/2)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.3)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (15.8 million, 9.7/17)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.6 million, 6.3/11)
ABC: "Revenge" (4.6 million, 3.1/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.9)

DAYS ALUM TO REVENGE

(10/28/14) Fan fave Charles Shaughnessy (ex-Shane, DAYS), known to mainstream audiences as Mr. Sheffield on THE NANNY, will appear in the November 9 episode of REVENGE. His character’s name is Charles Dawson. See a photo here!

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

(10/27/14) Sunday night was dominated by sports. The afternoon NFL game on CBS ran into primetime a full hour to boost the Eye's total numbers, NBC's "Sunday Night Football" was the top show of the night and FOX's World Series broadcast was also steady with its 2014 numbers so far. The non-sports programming felt the pinch, as every ABC and CBS show was down over its numbers from a week ago.

The top network of the night was CBS, though its primetime numbers were boosted by the runover of the Colts-Steelers shootout from the afternoon. The Eye earned 13.77 million viewers and an 8.6 rating/14 share in households for first place, followed closely by NBC at 13.76 million viewers and an 8.1/13. FOX was in third place with 10.99 million viewers and a 6.3/10, with ABC trailing at 4.5 million and a 2.8/4.

In the adults 18-49 demo, NBC won easily with a 5.0 rating, followed by FOX (3.0), CBS (2.8) and ABC (1.3).

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover (20.5 million, 11.9/20)
FOX: World Series pregame (11.9 million viewers, 6.8/11 households)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (5.7 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: "Star Wars Rebels" special (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (5.8)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Packers/Saints (15.1 million, 8.6/13)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (13.5 million, 8.6/13)
FOX: World Series game 5 (11.6 million, 6.6/10)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.6 million, 3.8/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.5)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (17.9 million, 10.4/16)
CBS: "Madam Secretary" (11.6 million, 7.6/11)
FOX: World Series game 5 (9.5 million, 5.6/8)
ABC: "Resurrection" (4.4 million, 2.8/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.6)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16.4 million, 9.9/17)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.6 million, 6.2/10)
FOX: World Series game 5 (9 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (4.3 million, 3.0/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.3)

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

(10/20/14) A night of Halloween programming -- with an assist from an NFL lead-in early in primetime -- helped FOX put up more solid ratings Sunday night. The annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode on "The Simpsons" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" both improved on last week's numbers, and "Family Guy" was up from its last original.

Elsewhere, "The Good Wife" was up a bit in both viewers and adults 18-49 for CBS, while "Madam Secretary" grew in viewers but fell a tenth in the 18-49 demographic. "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" each grew for ABC. "Sunday Night Football" also improved week to week for NBC.

NBC drew 17.4 million viewers and a 10.2 rating/16 share in households in primetime, pending updates for its live NFL telecast. CBS (10.8 million, 6.8/11) came in second and FOX (9 million, 5.1/8) took third, also pending updates. ABC averaged 5.9 million viewers and a 3.5/6.

NBC dominated the 18-49 demo with a 5.9 rating, well ahead of FOX's 3.6. ABC posted a 1.6 and CBS a 1.4.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (17 million viewers, 9.6/16 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.1 million, 7.1/12)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (9.7 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.3 million, 3.2/5)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (5.9)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - 49ers/Broncos (19.8 million, 11.3/18)
CBS: "Madam Secretary" (12.4 million, 7.7/12)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.9 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (7.6 million, 4.4/7)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (5.2 million, 3.0/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.5)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (22 million, 12.9/20)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (10.8 million, 7.0/11)
ABC: "Resurrection" (5 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.9 million, 2.9/4)/"Mulaney" (2.3 million, 1.5/2)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.4)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (18.1 million, 11.0/19)
CBS: "CSI" (8.8 million, 5.6/10)
ABC: "Revenge" (5 million, 3.5/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.5)

Madeleine Stowe Gets Personal: My Father Had Multiple Sclerosis

(10/14/14) Madeleine Stowe's earliest memories of her father were of a man stricken with multiple sclerosis.

"My mother had told me that they thought he had it before she married him and it went into remission," the Revenge says. "Then when I was about three or four years old, they thought it was coming back. At five years old, I remember him walking on crutches. At six years old, I think he started to rely more and more on a wheelchair."

This was about 50 years ago. Her father lived for another 20 years. "My father had MS at a time when there were absolutely no treatments, no treatment options and he had it very severe," Stowe said. "He went from being a man who was walking, talking and standing to, in a very short time, being in a wheelchair.

"It was extraordinarily challenging for him and of course for the family," she said. "We would do things like clothe him, tie his shoes, bathe him. He lost control of everything."

And that is why Stowe signed on to be the face of Lights, Camera, Taken Action on MS, biotech giant Genzyme's new campaign to educate and empower people living with MS.

People living with MS and their family members are encouraged to share their stories at TakeActionMS.com.

Stowe didn't have many people to lean on. "I remember feeling moments of fury, I remember feeling moments of empathy," she said. "I remember feeling guilty going outside to play with kids because I always wanted to run back into the house to make sure he was OK. It was a trying thing, because in a sense I felt dually bound to be confined along with him and guilt about going out and trying to live my own life."

Stowe thinks her father would be "elated" by her new work in the MS community.

"I'm here as part of this campaign to talk about the role of family and caretakers," she said. "It's really important for people not to feel alone and not to isolate and to just bring everything out of the shadows and to talk about it."

Victoria Could End Up Dead This Season, Says Madeleine Stowe

(10/13/14) Madeleine Stowe insists she doesn't know everything that's going to happen on Revenge this season.

But she does know enough to tease us.

"There are going to be deaths," Stowe told me earlier today while promoting Genzyme's Lights, Camera, Take Action on MS, an education and empowerment campaign for people living with multiple sclerosis (I'll have more on that later). "I wouldn't be surprised if Victoria's one of them."

What?!

Yup, Stowe said Victoria could end up dead this season!

But if Victoria is destined to take her final breath, it doesn't sound like it's happening anytime soon.

"She has a lot of interesting paths, a dramatic history, that hasn't actually come to the fore yet," Stowe said of her television alter ego. "Probably more will come…She had a very demented early background, very tortured and had been used over and over and over again and I think Emily and Victoria are very similar creatures."

Stowe does think the series could have ended with the season three finale. "I think they ended it very well last season," she said. "But I think that they feel there's much more to reveal and if the network will go with it, as they've somewhat promised, you're going to find that maybe what Emily believes to be true is not the whole truth."

At the end of season three, it was revealed that Emily's dad David (James Tupper) wasn't actually dead, but was alive and had been in hiding.

"I don't even exactly know where we're going this season, [but] I will guarantee you that you'll be very surprised," Stowe said. "I will say that it appears that David and Victoria have some sort of sadomasochist relationship."

With Emily (Emily VanCamp) right in the middle.

"The character of Emily is so central to the show and after three years of exploring her through that lens of revenge, the staff was like, 'What new element can come into her life that will shake her up completely and allow us to force Emily to find out who Amanda is?' and we realized it's her father," co-executive producer Aaron Harberts told E! News at the ATX TV Festival in Austin in July.. "Bringing David back, he's the one character out there who could really push a lot of her buttons. For us, we're always looking to do new dynamics and find something new."

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

(10/13/14) The hot start to the season for ABC's Sunday-night lineup cooled somewhat in week 3, as "Once Upon a Time," "Resurrection" and "Revenge" all posted lower ratings than a week ago. The Alphabet's performance mirrored an overall trend on the broadcast networks.

CBS' "Madam Secretary" and "The Good Wife" also dipped a little bit (though "CSI" was up), and NBC got smaller-than-usual number from its "Sunday Night Football" telecast, thanks to a blowout win by the Philadelphia Eagles over the New York Giants. At FOX, however, "The Simpsons" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" had big gains thanks to afternoon NFL games running into primetime, and "Mulaney" ticked up slightly from its premiere.

NBC led the night overall with 13.5 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/13 share, pending updates for its live NFL broadcast. CBS (10.1 million, 6.4/10) took second, beating out FOX's 9.6 million and 5.6/9 (which is also subject to update). ABC trailed with 5.8 million viewers and a 3.4/6.

Among adults 18-49, NBC's 4.8 rating was a point better than FOX's 3.7. ABC scored a 1.6 and CBS a 1.4.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover (20.1 million viewers, 11.6/20 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (9.7 million, 6.3/11)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (5.7 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" season premiere (5.5 million, 3.2/5)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (7.1)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Giants/Eagles (16 million, 9.5/15)
CBS: "Madam Secretary" (11.45 million, 7.2/11)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.7 million, 4.2/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (7.3 million, 4.3/7)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4.5 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.6)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (17.8 million, 10.6/16)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (10.3 million, 6.6/10)
ABC: "Resurrection" (5.5 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (3.4 million, 2.2/3)/"Mulaney" (2.2 million, 1.5/2)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.5)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (14.4 million, 8.8/15)
CBS: "CSI" (8.85 million, 5.7/10)
ABC: "Revenge" (4.6 million, 3.1/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.3)

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

(10/6/14) FOX's sitcom "Mulaney" got off to a pretty meager start Sunday night, drawing one of the lowest same-day premiere ratings of any new show thus far this season. The network's other shows came down as well without an NFL lead-in and after a couple of heavily hyped premieres.

Also Sunday, "Once Upon a Time" held up in its second week of the season, dipping only two-tenths of a point in adults 18-49 compared to last week's fast nationals. "Sunday Night Football" was down some week to week but still carried NBC to a win for the night.

NBC drew just under 15 million viewers and a 9.1 rating/15 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live NFL telecast. CBS (12.3 million, 7.9/13) took second, also pending updates as the NFL pushed the start of primetime back a half-hour in much of the country. ABC (5.7 million, 3.5/6) took third, and FOX (3.5 million, 2.1/3) trailed.

NBC's 5.5 rating among adults 18-49 equaled the combined total of the other three networks. CBS finished second with a 2.2, followed by ABC, 1.7, and FOX, 1.6.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover (16.7 million viewers, 10.1/18 households)/"60 Minutes" (14.2 million, 8.9/15)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (8.1 million, 5.0/9)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (4.2 million, 2.4/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.2 million, 1.8/3)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" rerun (3.3 million, 2.1/4)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (5.0)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Patriots/Bengals (16.4 million, 9.9/16)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (14.4 million, 9.2/15)/"Madam Secretary" (12.05 million, 7.7/12)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (8.6 million, 4.7/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.3 million, 2.4/4)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.3 million, 1.9/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.9)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (19.5 million, 11.7/18)
CBS: "Madam Secretary" (12.3 million, 8.0/12)/"The Good Wife" (11.1 million, 7.1/11)
ABC: "Resurrection" (6.15 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" (3.7 million, 2.2/3)/"Mulaney" series premiere (2.3 million, 1.5/2)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.2)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (15.9 million, 9.8/17)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.9 million, 6.5/11)/"CSI" (8.1 million, 5.4/10)
ABC: "Revenge" (4.9 million, 3.3/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.4)

Revenge Enlists True Blood Alum to Head Up [Spoiler]'s Murder Case

(10/4/14) True Blood grad Courtney Ford is headed to the Hamptons to catch a killer.

The actress is joining Revenge‘s current fourth season in the recurring role of Kate Taylor, an FBI agent assigned to investigate Conrad’s murder.

Here’s how the original casting breakdown described Kate: “Though young, she’s a pro and has been given this high profile assignment because she can handle it, not to make her bones. While professionally hardcore, personally she will quickly fall into intrigue — and maybe into bed with one of her colleagues.”

Look for Ford (whose TV credits also include stints on Murder in the First, Dexter and Parenthood) to make her debut in Episode 8.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

(9/29/14) The addition of "Frozen" characters to "Once Upon a Time" gave the show its best 18-49 rating in almost two years, while "Resurrection" was up slightly from where it finished last season.

Also Sunday, the death of a character on "The Simpsons" and a "Family Guy"-"Simpsons" crossover pushed both shows to strong numbers, with "Family Guy" hitting its best premiere numbers since 2010. New Sunday addition "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" also fared well, scoring its best 18-49 rating since its series premiere last year (discounting the post-Super Bowl episode).

Per usual, everyone was chasing NBC and "Sunday Night Football" for the lead, as the Peacock dominated with its coverage of the Dallas Cowboys-New Orleans Saints game. CBS' "Madam Secretary" held up reasonably well in its second week, pending updates for late-ending NFL games in a handful of markets.

NBC led the night with 16.2 million viewers and a 9.6 rating/16 share in households, followed by FOX (11.75 million, 6.7/11) and CBS (10.7 million, 6.9/11). (All three networks' numbers are subject to adjustments for live NFL telecasts.) ABC drew 6.8 million viewers and a 4.0/7.

NBC also won the adults 18-49 title with a 6.1 rating. FOX scored a strong 4.9 for second, while ABC came in at 2.1 and CBS at 1.3.

Sunday hour by hour:
7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (19.9 million viewers, 11.4/20 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (9.2 million, 6.0/11)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.1 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: Special - "Once Upon a Time: Storybrooke Has Frozen Over" (5.1 million, 2.9/5)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (7.1)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Cowboys/Saints (18.7 million, 10.9/17)
CBS: "Madam Secretary" (12.7 million, 8.0/13)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" season premiere (9.3 million, 4.9/8)
FOX: "The Simpsons" season premiere (8.5 million, 4.9/8)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" season premiere (5.45 million, 3.2/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.8)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (20.8 million, 12.1/19)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (11.2 million, 7.4/11)
FOX: "Family Guy" season premiere (8.4 million, 4.6/7)
ABC: "Resurrection" season premiere (7.6 million, 4.5/7)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.8)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (18.1 million, 11.0/19)
CBS: "CSI" season premiere (9.7 million, 6.3/11)
ABC: "Revenge" season premiere (5.25 million, 3.6/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.2)

'Revenge' Season 4 premiere: Not revengey enough

(9/29/14) Emily got pretty much everything she wanted in the Season 3 finale of "Revenge" -- not only did she finally clear her father's name, she put Victoria away and managed to retain her newfound money and social status. That's probably why the Season 4 premiere felt pretty unsubstantial and boring. Who cares anymore?

Jack was starting a new life as a cop, Charlotte and Daniel were spiraling, Victoria was scheming in the looney bin, and Emily was just kind of hanging out being rich and satisfied. There's nothing there in which we can really invest.

The show has always been about Emily Thorne's quest to take down the evil rich people who framed her father as a terrorist and ultimately were responsible for his death. She did. And since the Season 4 premiere essentially just caught us up with the characters a few months later without enacting any sort of new grand plan, what was the point?

Sure, it could be interesting to see what Victoria has in store for Emily now, but frankly, Victoria deserved what she got. Why would we want her to get revenge for it? We didn't even see her do anything in the episode other than escape from the mental ward, which she was obviously going to do anyway because how else could the show operate?

Emily tried to revenge on another person's behalf, but that backfired when she found out not everyone is nearly as hung up on the idea of vengeance as she is.

The only remotely interesting potential new storyline was that David Clarke is actually alive, but he spent the episode skulking around in the shadows of his old house, not interacting with anyone. Why not?! That's what we want to see!

Essentially, the "Revenge" Season 4 premiere can be summed up in the immortal words of Fred Armisen as Joy Behar -- "So what? Who cares?"

Judging from the episode 2 promo, David will finally emerge from the shadows and Emily will reveal the truth about her identity to whiny Charlotte. That could be interesting, or maybe the show should've ended already and the only reason to watch anymore is to see what fabulous clothes the wardrobe department puts Emily VanCamp in. Which, although a worthy use of your time, could also be accomplished by checking out photos of the episode the next day, not wasting an hour when you could be watching something more interesting, like "Dateline" or a rerun of "The Big Bang Theory."

Have you given up on "Revenge" yet? What did you think of the Season 4 premiere?

Is Revenge Finally Going There With Jack and Emily?! Nick Wechsler Teases "Crazy S--t" Ahead

(9/28/14) How have Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Jack (Nick Wechsler) not gotten together yet on Revenge?!

You'd think on a show as crazy as Revenge that a relationship teased at the very beginning of the series would have been paid off by now, but nope! Much to our frustration, the ABC soap has yet to fully explore their relationship.

Sure, there's been a makeout here and a longing look there, but a full-fledged Jack and Emily relationship? Zilch. Nada. Zip.

So when we spoke with Wechsler himself before the Revenge season four premiere, we had to ask: is a Jack/Emily romance ever going to happen?

And Wechsler pretty much made our day with his answer.

"Here's the thing, Jack [and his new police partner] Ben [Brian Hallisay] get along just fine. It's not until Ben starts to show a little interest in Emily that there starts to be some tension," Wechsler says.

OMG! Jack gets jealous! "Oh yeah, he does," Wechsler says with a laugh. "Last season he was furious with her but he never didn't care about her. He was furious with her and was trying to move on and in my mind, that was him trying to get past Emily even though there was a part of him that was like, ‘Oh, shut up. You're never going to be past this girl.' We always had a lot of obstacles before and now they're both widowed in a way and currently the only obstacle is her mourning and being heartbroken over the loss of Aiden [Barry Sloane], and Jack just giving her space. Other than that, he has his eye on her. We'll see how it plays out. I don't know when, where or how but I think they'll have...a moment."

We hope it's much more than just a moment, but hey, we'll take what we can get! "I'm excited to see what happens with Jack and Emily because I want to see them reconnect and get drawn back together," Wechsler says. "I think we're going to see some of that, a little bit, this season. There's a lot of crazy shit coming up."

While Wechsler shares our hope that Jack and Emily will finally get together, he doesn't share our desire to see them live happily ever after.

"I don't want it to be, ‘And then they end up together and everything's great!' I think it needs to be more complicated than that," Wechsler says. "Maybe if she tries, and he's like, ‘I gave up on you a long time ago,' or something like that because she chose her revenge over Jack for so long, or if they do and then Jack is hurt or killed because of her past coming back to haunt her. There needs to be some consequence for her choosing this path for so long. That makes the most sense to me and would be the coolest way to play it out but who knows. I wouldn't be surprised if ABC was just like, ‘No. They're getting together and they're going to be happy when it happens.'"

Hey ABC, we're totally okay with that! In fact, we'd love to see that!

But before Jack and Emily can ride off into the sunset, they have some things to work out. You know, that small little issue of Emily's father David (James Tupper) coming back from the dead. No big deal.

"It's complicated because he knew David when he was a kid," Wechsler says of David's return. "There's a part of him that still thinks, ‘That's the father of the girl I've wanted my whole life.' He's mind-blown. But also he knows what a huge deal this is for Emily that he's still alive so it's mostly watching her expression, wanting to see how this affects her, how she's doing now that he's back."

He continues, "But also he's back for weird circumstances and we all want to know where he's been and why he's back now. There's a hesitation with trusting him at all too. He seems fragile and f--ked up. We just don't know the whole story and we don't if he's good or bad, and what are the implications of either scenario? And Jack is put into this situation where he's not able to tell certain truths when he and David finally start talking. There are certain things I can't tell him, and I'm put in that shitty position again."

And since Jack is so fed up with constantly being put between a rock and hard place when it comes to telling the truth, which culminated in him being arrested for Charlotte's (Christa B. Allen) kidnapping, Wechsler explains that's why Jack is picking up a badge.

"I'm on the other side of the cuffs now," Wechsler says. "It's kind of nuts. He becomes a police officer because he's tired of all the injustice and all the horrible shit he and his loved ones have had to endure. He's always been powerless to do anything about it so when we pick up, he wasn't charged with the crime that Charlotte was accusing him of. There's a bit of a time jump and he becomes a cop."

But even though he wasn't charged with the crime, Charlotte still knows he was involved with her kidnapping.

"He's tried to explain and she doesn't believe him," Wechsler says. "Their relationship remains damaged. And the problem is, he can't tell her the whole truth because it outs Emily and Nolan [Gabriel Mann]. He's sucking it up and letting Charlotte believe that he kidnapped her. He's tried to explain, but she still believes that it was him so she's after him a bit. She is trying to make things really hard on him and he can't fight back too much, because other than saying, ‘It wasn't me!' he can't produce the evidence and he can't be like, ‘Guys! Tell her!' because then Emily and Nolan out themselves. So he has to just let her think that even though it kills him."

He continues, "It's really tough on him, and he's been in that position a lot with Emily, just keeping secrets for her, lying for her, and for him it's even more of an issue now that he's a cop. He has to tell Emily, ‘Don't make me do or say anything that would make me a bad cop. Don't make me lie.'"

Based on Emily and Jack's track record, that's not going to go so well. And we can't wait to see it all go down!

Revenge Preview: Nick Wechsler Cops to Some Big Changes for Jack

(9/28/14) Good (and bad) people of the Hamptons, take note: Revenge‘s Officer Jack Porter is on the beat.

And the fact that the former barkeep now has a badge, gun and the authority to right wrongs, star Nick Wechsler says, means we’re going to see Emily’s eternal flame in a “new light” this season.

In advance of the Season 4 premiere (Sunday, 10/9c), Wechsler gave TVLine some scoop on how Officer Porter will lay down the law and hints at a situation that’s “lighting a fire under Jack’s ass a bit.”

TVLINE | So Jack becomes a police officer this season?

Yeah… I wish he’d done it when Conrad was still alive and he could have empowered himself against Conrad. But he became a cop to empower himself against all injustice, against any further injustice done to anyone he cares about… He wants to do his small part and right wrongs, you know? It’s akin to what Emily is doing, except it’s legal.

TVLINE | What’s up with the stowaway? Is the stowaway no longer his?

He’s still owner of the stowaway. [But becoming a cop is] to get him out from behind the bar, you know, to involve him in the story line a bit more, make him a bit more active in the story lines.

TVLINE | We’ve heard that his new partner, Ben, “will have great energy with Emily.” What might Jack think about that?

Well, the dude has an interest in Emily. And Jack’s not okay with that. It’s simple. It’s like, I think Jack has been respecting Emily’s like mourning so much. If we simplify the obstacles to them being together for each season: First season, it was he didn’t know who she was. Second season, he didn’t know who she was, and he fell for this girl that he thought was her and had a kid with her. Third season, he knew who [Emily] was, and the wife had passed away, but he was furious with her… Actually, and her being with Aiden.

But this season, they’re going to have the same obstacles… But now she’s going through kind of what Jack was going through when he lost Amanda, this form of heartbreak. So [Ben's] just going where I can’t, it would be crass of me to pursue her now. But I will say that now that like the anger has faded and I’m not with anyone else, I’m not distracting myself with anyone else, yeah. She’s still that girl I wanted my whole fricking life.

TVLINE | And Margaux is completely out of the picture for him?

Yeah… You’re looking at the same characters in a new light this season, and it becomes a different thing. Emily completed her revenge last season. She’s trying to sort of readjust, you know, trying to live in a world that the rest of us live in, and there are repercussions for her actions. Some of what she did comes back to haunt her, and Victoria is one of those things.

Will Revenge's Fourth Season Be Its Last?

(9/27/14) If Emily VanCamp gets her way, this will be one helluva final season for ABC's Revenge. Actually, the actress would have even been satisfied had last May's jaw-dropping finale spelled the end of her vengeful character Emily Thorne's (aka Amanda Clarke) three-year takedown of the conspirators she blamed for her father's false imprisonment and death. In the season ender, Emily's fiancé, Aiden (Barry Sloane), was poisoned and then smothered to death by sinister socialite Victoria Grayson ­(Madeleine Stowe), whom Emily promptly had committed to a sanitarium. And Victoria's husband, corrupt businessman ­Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny), was fatally stabbed by none other than Emily's supposedly dead father, David Clarke (James Tupper), who turned up very much alive. The wild hour also saw Jack (Nick Wechsler) being arrested for kidnapping Charlotte (Christa B. Allen), and Emily's ex, Daniel (Josh Bowman), ­photographed with a dead girl in his bed.

"Last season's finale was one of my favorite episodes to date, and to me, that would have been an amazing series finale," says VanCamp. "Because that's what it was all about for Emily: She accomplished what she set out to do. So this season has been very tricky to approach. Where is she at now?"

Indeed, what could possibly be left for this poor little Hamptonite? Plenty, executive producer Sunil Nayar insists, noting that Aiden's death will resweeten Emily's taste for revenge, and her father's mind-blowing return will lead her to second-guess everything that has come before.

VanCamp admits Nayar's decision to reveal that David Clarke never actually died came as a big shock, given that she'd been assured by the show's creator and previous executive producer, Mike Kelley, that under no circumstances would that ever happen. "It will be interesting to see how the fans react [to the storyline]," she says. "Even though it could seem like Emily's revenge plan was all for nothing, Conrad and Victoria still ruined this woman's life. It's almost even more of an injustice that her father was alive the whole time."

One die-hard Revenge addict has already expressed her overwhelming approval — Tupper's girlfriend, actress Anne Heche, the only person to whom he revealed the secret of David's shocking return. "I waited a few days to tell Anne," the actor says. "She's such a fan that, when I finally divulged it, it became this hilarious game where she would wink at Revenge fans who came up to us and asked if David was alive."

Now, after three seasons of politely sitting off to the side during cast table reads, Tupper has pulled his chair right up alongside his costars as a full-fledged series regular. He teases that the upcoming discovery of David by daughters Emily and Charlotte, former lover Victoria, and trusted partner Nolan (Gabriel Mann) will be a "slow burn" but well worth the wait.

"I can't say too much about how David is revealed [to his family]," adds VanCamp, "except that it is kind of epic and hugely emotional."

The premiere episode, the first ever without a flash-forward opening, picks up approximately six months from the season ender, with Victoria still locked away. Yeardley Smith, the longtime voice of Lisa Simpson, will be introduced as an unhinged patient named Phyllis, while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Elena Satine will play Louise, a sanitarium resident who will eventually be woven into the Hamptons fabric.

Another new addition is Brian Hallisay (The Client List and Mistresses), playing a righteous cop named Ben, who will be working alongside Jack to clear his name. While Ben will set his sights on Emily, VanCamp has requested that the writers not go there. "I get that they want a romance [for Emily], but right now it wouldn't make any sense," the actress says, insistent that Aiden's loss remains a deep and lasting wound.

What viewers can look forward to is new love for both Jack and Charlotte, more fabulous parties (including a season premiere boat bash), the debut of a new yacht club, fresh digs for Daniel, a likely pregnancy, a raging fire, and yet another big death.

And though Nayar stops short of declaring Season 4 as Revenge's last, VanCamp hopes the road is indeed being paved to give fans the satisfying conclusion they've been craving. So how does VanCamp envision Emily's madcap journey concluding? "Of course, she and Jack realize they truly are soul mates. It has to happen. The ultimate salvation for her is to find love."

A Revenge Switcheroo! Find Out Who's After Emily Now in the Season 4 Trailer

(9/17/14) (Video) The revenger has become the revengee! After three seasons of watching Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) unleash the R-word in ABC's sudsy drama Revenge, it looks as though the tables will turn in Season 4. There will still be plenty of revenge served, but according to the new trailer, it won't be from Emily.

Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) narrates the new video and recounts the death of her husband, her accidental admittance into a mental hospital, and the many other miserable things that have happened to her over the last three seasons. And if you hadn't ever seen the show, you'd think Victoria was the victim here.

"When everything you love has been stolen from you, someone has to pay," Victoria says. "Emily Thorne, I'm coming for you!"

Given the way this show has maxed itself out and outlasted its initial premise, I'd say a change of direction is a great thing.

Revenge Season 4: Emily and Victoria Play a Game of Thorns In New Poster

(9/5/14) Step aside, Emily Thorne; there’s a new Revenge-r in town.

ABC on Friday unveiled the key art for Revenge‘s upcoming fourth season, which finds the soap’s reigning queens turning the Hamptons into their own personal battleground.

And considering the season’s tagline (“What goes around comes around”), we’re not sure which woman should be more afraid!

Check out the image.

Season 4: Nestor Serrano Cast as Victoria's Friend (With Benefits)

(8/25/14) (Video) Here’s a familiar scene for Revenge fans: A beautiful Hamptons resident is explaining how she plans to get even with the person who has wronged her. But wait, something’s different this time!

In the first official teaser for the ABC drama’s upcoming fourth season — apologies for the quality, by the way — Victoria takes on the role of narrator, sending a threat to a certain someone who had her committed to a mental institution back in May.

“When everything you love has been stolen from you, someone has to pay,” she seethes. “Emily Thorne, I’m coming for you.”

Season 4: Nestor Serrano Cast as Victoria's Friend (With Benefits)

(8/18/14) Victoria Grayson will wrangle herself a surprising new ally when Revenge kicks off its fourth season next month.

Nestor Serrano (Graceland) has been tapped to recur as Edward Alvarez, a “commanding and perceptive police chief” who’s (surprisingly) in Victoria’s corner, TVLine has learned exclusively.

“We’re just starting to explore his character right now,” executive producer Sunil Nayar tells us. “He’s a friend of Victoria’s on the force who really has her back at a time when she needs someone to have her back. We’re not sure exactly where we’re headed with the character, but we like the idea of her having an ally in a position of an authority.”

In addition to Graceland, Serrano’s TV credits also include recurring roles on Blue Bloods, Dexter and 90210.

Revenge Casts The Simpsons Star as a Mental Patient

(8/15/14) It looks like the Hamptons are getting a bit more crowded!

Yeardley Smith, best known for voicing Lisa on The Simpsons, will guest-star on Revenge this season, TVLine.com reports.

Smith will lend her voice and body to Phyllis, a patient at the mental institution where Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) was admitted in the Season 3 finale. Look for her to appear in the season premiere.

In addition to her long-running gig on The Simpsons, Smith most recently appeared on Hot in Cleveland.

Revenge Casts S.H.I.E.L.D. Siren in Recurring Season 4 Role

(7/29/14) Agents of SH.I.E.L.D.‘s Asgardian temptress will next be working her wiles on ABC’s Revenge.

TVLine has learned that Sochi-raised Elena Satine has been cast in the recurring role of Louise, the “black sheep” daughter of a wealthy Southern family. Louise is described as “slightly unhinged,” though she has only the best of intentions (within the context of her own warped logic).

Further details on her storyline are under wraps, but I can tell you that she does meet one of the major characters under “interesting” circumstances.

In addition to her turn as S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Lorelei, Satine’s previous TV credits include a run on Magic City, NCIS and Smallville (as Aquaman’s wife Mera).

Revenge Season 4 premieres Sunday, Sept. 28 at 10/9c.

Brian Hallisay Joins ABC's 'Revenge'

(7/21/14) The Client List alum Brian Hallisay has been cast in the upcoming fourth season of ABC drama Revenge. He is set for a heavily recurring role with an option to become a regular in the second part of the season. Hallisay will play Ben, a local cop and a new friend of Jack (Nick Wechsler) who is fun-loving and easygoing and drawn to Jack’s world and especially to the people in it. Word is that Ben is eyed as a potential new love interest for Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp). Hallisay, who recently wrapped Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, has been on ABC and ABC Studios’ radar; he has been recurring on this season of their summer drama series Mistresses. He is with Management 360, the Kohner Agency and Jeff Bernstein.

Revenge Season 4 Will Be Emily and Victoria's "Fun Race" to Control an Unstable David

(7/15/14) Daddy's home...and pretty unstable!

No, we're still not done obsessing over Revenge's season three finale, which caused us to dent the floor with how hard our jaw hit it when it was revealed that Emily's (Emily VanCamp) believed-to-be-dead father, David (James Tupper, who will be a series regular [!]), has been alive and in hiding this entire time. Gamechanger? Yes. Risky move? Yes. Worth it? Hell yes.

We sat down with executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts at the 2014 ATX TV Festival in Austin to chat about the ABC hit's bold decision to bring David back from the dead (Not like he was ever actually dead, but you know what we mean!) and what it will mean for Emily and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), the love who betrayed him.

"The show had reached a point where it was collapsing in on itself because with the Initiative, we tried to go bigger," Berg explained. "It didn't seem to work as well, it didn't feel intimate, so we were running out of people for revenge and unless we were able to turn the show on its ear and make a big, big splash and change…it made it exciting for all of us to move forward."

And it reinvigorated Emily's storyline, especially after she had finally achieved her goal of exacting revenge on the Graysons, Harberts said, "It's Emily's time to realize she did this in the name of her father, was that the right thing to do? Is he happy about that or is he disappointed? It's going to be a father-daughter relationship season.

"The character of Emily is so central to the show and after three years of exploring her through that lens of revenge, the staff was like what new element in can come into her life that will shake her up completely and allow us to force Emily to find out who Amanda is and we realized it's her father," Harberts continued. "Bringing David back, he's the one character out there who could really push a lot of her buttons. For us, we're always looking to do new dynamics and find something new."

And David's return will completely rock Emily's world, with Berg previewing, "The drive of season four will be Emily discovering who Amanda Clarke is and Emily figuring out her new life with her father in it. I don't want to say when she's going to discover it that, but that's going to be our arc for the season."

Of course, she won't be the only Hamptonite impacted by David's return from the dead.

"When Victoria discovers that David is back, is her first reaction terror because maybe he knows that she betrayed him?" Harberts teased. "What did David know? What is he aware of?" Berg added, "Who's telling the tale to David as to what went down after he went to prison?"

But Victoria could end up using David to her advantage to exact revenge on Emily, who had her committed to a mental institution by finale's end after the Grayson matriarch finally discovered her real identity.

"He may not be the most emotionally and psychologically stable and if Victoria is the first person to get to David, she might be in control of that guy, which sort of presents her power running through the season," Harberts said, while Berg said Emily and Victoria will engage in "a fun race to David."

And the race kicks off when Revenge returns on Sunday, Sept. 28 on ABC.

Amber Valletta Reveals Her Drug and Alcohol Addiction

(7/14/14) Amber Valletta has revealed her battle with drugs and alcohol in a new video.

"I suffer from a disease called addiction," the model-turned-actress told the wellness website MindBodyGreen.com. "I've had it for as long as I can remember."

Valletta, 40, says she started looking for ways to get high since she was 8 years old because she was "uncomfortable being a human being."

"I sniffed markers, I sniffed glue, fingernail polish, anything that could give me a buzz," she says.

By the time she was 22 and her modeling career was at its peak, Valletta was abusing cocaine and alcohol.

"I had a multimillion [dollar] deal and I showed up the first day to shoot this campaign high and drunk," she admits. "I didn't care and that's just to show you addiction takes you to the worst places."

The Oklahoma native says the modeling industry contributed to her disease. "I was in a business that drugs and alcohol were widely acceptable and they were given to me."

But she takes full responsibility for her actions. "I am not a victim," she says. "I don't blame anything that happened to me that was negative."

Valletta sought help at 25 because she "didn't want to die."

"I had to be willing to lift the veil off the shame and say, 'I'm an addict, I can't do this alone, I don't want to do this alone, I don't feel comfortable, can you help me?' "

After staying sober for 15 years, the model-turned-actress – whose new show Legends premieres on TNT in August – hopes to inspire others by sharing her story.

"My hope is that someone, somewhere in this room, out of this room will hear something that will help them and perhaps get them out of the shadows and the darkness of addiction and bring them into the light."

'Revenge' star Nick Wechsler disses Kanye West

(7/13/14) Nick Wechsler stars in ABC’s “Revenge” as a hunky Montauk bar owner, but says his look off-camera is much different.

“If a vampire [bleeped] a hipster and had a baby, that .?.?. would be me,” he says in Bleu magazine of his personal style.

The outspoken Wechsler also says in the August issue he’s no Kanye West fan.

“If the choice is between Kanye and anyone else, I’m picking the other guy,” says Wechsler, who poses in a bubble bath.

“Just his personality .?.?. It’s hard not to want bad things for him.”

Henry Czerny Cast In Atom Egoyan's 'Remember'

(7/1/14) Revenge actor Henry Czerny has joined the cast of Atom Egoyan’s Remember. Christopher Plummer stars in the thriller in which the darkest chapter of modern history collides with a contemporary mission of … revenge. Czerny most recently was seen playing Conrad Grayson on the ABC primetime soap in which the character met his demise during the Season 3 finale – or did he? Either way, he’ll play Plummer’s son in the film on which IM Global’s specialty label Acclaim is handling world sales. Producers are Robert Lantos and Ari Lantos. Mark Musselman and Anant Singh are the executive producers. Czerny is repped by Domain and manager Perry Zimel.

Not-So-Jolly Roger Bart Jumps Harvey Weinstein's 'Neverland' Ship

(6/13/14) I’m told by a company insider that Roger Bart, a Tony winner and star of Broadway’s The Producers and Young Frankenstein, has departed Finding Neverland, the Broadway-bound, Diane Paulus-staged show based on the 2004 Miramax film starring Johnny Depp. The film about Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family that became the Darlings of his books about the ageless boy, the fairy Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, Captain Hook and his gang of pirates aboard the Jolly Roger. The musical is slated to begin performances July 23 at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, following a U.K. tryout and hefty revisions, and run through Sept. 28. If all goes well and audiences think lovely thoughts, a Broadway run is planned for next spring. Harvey Weinstein is lead producer.

The good news for the production is that it will be swapping one Tony winner for another. Bart’s replacement in the role of American theatrical producer Charles Frohman (played in the film by Dustin Hoffman), I’m told, is Michael McGrath, who won a Tony in 2012 for Nice Work If You Can Get It. He was also a Tony nominee for his performance in Mike Nichols‘ production of Spamalot. The amicable parting of ways — at least that’s what I’m told — is over that old standby, “creative differences.”

“Roger is fiercely brilliant,” my source said — as anyone who saw him in either of the earlier shows will agree. McGrath, too, is one of Broadway’s most appealing character actors. In addition to Paulus (Pippin), the show has music by U.K. pop star Gary Barlow (Take That) and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance).

Scoop: Surprise! [Spoiler] Is Officially a Series Regular in Season 4

(6/9/14) Revenge is adding a familiar face to its full-time cast, and, if you have yet to cue up the Season 3 finale on your DVR, you should head to another corner of TVLine now.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that James Tupper — whose presumed-dead character, David Clarke, turned up alive, well and wielding a knife in last month’s closer — will return in Season 4 as a full-fledged series regular.

Tupper has recurred throughout Revenge‘s three-year run, but his appearances have been confined to flashbacks (on account of his alter ego being dead and all). David’s surprising resurrection in the final moments of Season 3 — and his now-confirmed return in Season 4 — sets the stage for killer reunions with daughter Emily and ex-love Victoria.

“Victoria and Emily are both going to have to reckon with what they’ve done in his name over the last 20 years, and then they’ll have to reckon with, “Well, who is this man?” show runner Sunil Nayar recently teased to TVLine. “It’s fun because, for the first time, the audience knows something that none of the people on the show do. The audience knows what he did to Conrad, they know what a raw act of vengeance it was. So the David that’s eventually going to come back to town isn’t going to be the David that the people in the Hamptons know, but the viewers have seen him and know what he’s capable of. That’s a fun dynamic we’ve never gotten to play with before.”

Tupper recently completed an arc on ABC’s rookie drama Resurrection.

Why a Roswell Reunion Movie Will (Probably) Never Happen

(6/6/14) "Oh I am what I am."

Is there still life in Roswell, the WB's beloved cult series that ended in 2002 (with a few stains from the thousands of Tabasco sauce bottles being sent to the network in an effort to save it from cancellation)?

According to some of the series' stars, the short answer is no.

Creator Jason Katims and castmembers Shiri Appleby, Nick Wechsler and Brendan Fehr are set to participate in a reunion panel at the 2014 ATX TV Festival in Austin on Saturday. But before the on-stage reunion, the two stars, who played human Kyle Valenti and alien Michael Guerin respectively, chatted with E! News about why they can't see a Roswell reboot happening, even if reunions are all the rage given the recent reprisals of Veronica Mars, Heroes, The Comeback and Arrested Development.

Fehr, who currently stars on NBC's new hit drama The Night Shift, admitted that many of the cast and crew members felt unsatisfied with how the series ended.

"I think we all feel in some small way that we were cut short," he said. "And that's not to blame anyone or whatever else, I'm just saying everyone gets their time and then you're gone, but it was one where I felt there was so much more potential for that show to go on longer. There were so many more stories to explore and so much more to tell."

So it seems like a movie or series would be a good idea, right?

"No. I don't see it," Wechsler, who now stars on ABC's soapy hit Revenge, said when asked if he could envision a reunion happening. "I just don't see it." (He did acknowledge that fans are definitely clamoring for some kind of on-screen reunion, saying, "They're still hanging on and they still want a movie.")

And Fehr agreed with his former co-star's sentiment, but not for any lack of love for Roswell or his character, who he loved playing because of his "brokenness." (Yes, we fought off the urge to give Fehr a hug just because we still get all emotional over Michael's struggles.)

"I will say no to any kind of movie or anything like that, only because I don't have the imagination to see where that character is," Fehr explained of being hesitant to return to the fan-favorite role of Michael. "I'm not sure I can get back in his head that way. Because my youth and inexperience played such a big part in that role, that after getting married and having three kids, you're like, 'Can I put myself back in that headspace and find that?' I think I could, but I've never gone down that path. So I can't see it, just because of lack of imagination more than anything else. But it would be interesting to see what others think."

Though many feel it was canceled too soon, Roswell, which also starred Jason Behr and Katherine Heigl, still boasts a dedicated and loyal fan base, which Fehr admitted is somewhat suprising.

"Because it's been 15 years and that's a long time, so just the passion that still exists for that show is surprising," he explained, "But at the same time, because the loyalty of those fans…I mean, back in the day, you felt it and you knew it. There was something about the passion and the show that it doesn't surprise me at all that it's still going strong with those people that loved it."

Wechsler added that the continued passion from Roswell fans is "crazy, but not in a bad way. It means a lot though that people have stuck with us. It means more to me now."

Chockstone Pictures, Nick Wechsler Land 'The Kind Worth Killing'

(5/31/14) Chockstone Pictures partners Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz have teamed with Nick Wechsler to acquire film rights to the Peter Swanson novel The Kind Worth Killing. The book had made the rounds under the title The Lonely Lives Of Murderers, but just got a new title. The novel focuses on a particularly ruthless female killer. On a late night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets fellow passenger Lily Kintner. Thinking he will never see her again, he tells her he’s been thinking about murdering his faithless wife. When they land, she tells the guy she wants to help and they form a strange twisted bond plotting the wife’s demise. He doesn’t know she has some experience in this kind of thing. The book will be published January by HarperCollins.

“For Lily, murder is a lifestyle,” said Paula Mae Schwartz. “The gorgeous femme fatale that Swanson has created will win the hearts of men and the sympathy of women. “

She will produce with Steve Schwartz and Wechsler while Roger Schwartz and Felicity Aldridge will be co-producers. The deal was brokered by Intellectual Property Group’s Joel Gotler, and attorney David Fox repped Chockstone.

It’s the third significant book acquisition made recently by the Schwartzes and Wechsler, who teamed on the Ridley Scott-directed The Counselor. Earlier this month, they bought rights to The Truth And Other Lies, a novel by German screenwriter Sascha Arango, who’ll adapt. That came days after the trio acquired the forthcoming Olen Steinhauer spy novel All The Old Knives. They have the advantage of having their own development money, so they don’t have to ask a studio’s permission to buy and wait around for an answer.

Nicolas Cage Starrer 'The Runner' Adds 'Revenge's Madeleine Stowe

(5/27/14) She is Hamptons evil personified on ABC’s Revenge, but Madeleine Stowe’s next stop is the Big Easy. The actress has signed up to Austin Stark‘s political drama The Runner alongside Nicolas Cage. Stowe will play Deborah Price, the steely spouse of Cage’s congressman. Bound together by ambition, the two are stuck in a virtually dead marriage that sees Stowe’s character turning the other way regarding her husband’s publicly revealed infidelities. Stark also wrote and produces The Runner, a Paper Street Films and Back Lot Pictures production, which takes place in the shadow of the 2010 BP oil spill that ravaged the Gulf Coast. Filming is set to start in NOLA in June. Stowe, who will be back for Season 4 of Revenge, is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Full 2013-2014 TV Season Series Rankings

(5/23/14) NBC has won the 2013-14 TV season — but you already knew that — with Sunday Night Football finishing the season as the No. 1 show in primetime in total viewers (21.528 million viewers) and among adults 18-49 (9.971 million viewers), based on Live+Same Day data from Nielsen. NBC’s The Blacklist and ABC’s Resurrection are the only freshman series to make the Demo Top 1o List for the season that officially wrapped last night. And Blacklist alone makes the Total Viewer Top 10 among newbies. Historically, Fox’s American Idol fell off both lists, making room for adds. In its defense, Idol’s two nights landed in the Top 20 in the demo — and Top 25 in total viewers — which puts it ahead of most broadcast primetime programming. Meanwhile, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, in its seventh season, maintained its No. 2 status in overall audience (19.960 million viewers) and the demo (7.88 million), and rose to No. 2 in the demo — behind only NBC’s football in both.

Sunday Night Football mopped up this season — the franchise not only finished No. 1 for the season, in 2+ and the demo, but also among adults 18-34 and 25-54 — which included season wins not only with men 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 but also with women 18-34 and 18-49. NBC also notes that 12 SNF games averaged at least 20 million viewers, tying the network’s Sochi Winter Olympics for most primetime telecasts with an average of 20 million viewers tuned in (not including pre-/post-shows).

As usual, the TV Season Rankers Lists are full of inequities. ABC’s Resurrection, for instance, makes the Demo Top 10 (and barely misses the Total Viewer Top 10 at No. 11), in part because it ran zero repeats in its time slot; other freshman dramas saw their season averages tugged downward by encore-episode ratings in their slots. I know — cry me a river. Yes, we did not include pre- and post-game shows — and yes, we went with actuals in the demo this year, eliminating all those pesky three- and four-way ties. And yes, the lists are a bit beauty-pageant, given that a series’ success tends not to be based on whether it finished the season as the country’s 33rd-most-watched series, but whether it improved the network’s ratings performance in its time slot, how much it costs to make, who owns it, ancillary market potential, etc.

Even so, we love our lists. Check them out: here.

Sightings

(5/20/14) “REVENGE” star Emily VanCamp celebrating her 28th birthday at Hakkasan Las Vegas with boyfriend and co-star Josh Bowman.

Chockstone, Nick Wechsler Buy Rights To Sociopath Saga 'The Truth And Other Lies'

(5/15/14) Chockstone Pictures partners Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz have teamed with Nick Wechsler to acquire film rights to The Truth And Other Lies, a novel by German screenwriter Sascha Arango. This comes days after the trio acquired the forthcoming Olen Steinhauer spy novel All The Old Knives. Arango’s novel caught buzz coming out of the London Book Fair, and the producers have set Arango to write the script.

The main character is famous author Henry Hayden, whose façade of being a virtuous, loving husband threatens to fall by the wayside when his mistress becomes pregnant. He tries to get rid of his girlfriend but makes a terrible mistake in the process. In order to keep the past from catching up to him, the author must manage a series of lies and complications to stay ahead of the truth.

“The anti-hero of the novel, Henry Hayden, is a sociopath reminiscent of Tom Ripley, but in some ways, Henry has already bettered the instruction,” said Steve Schwartz.

This is Arango’s first novel, and it was published in February in German. Last fall, Melbourne-based Text Publishing purchased rights to publish it in all English-speaking territories and got it translated. It caught fire at the London Book Fair as Text alongside InkWell Management sold the book in a 12-round auction to Atria for U.S. rights, and to Penguin Canada. Film offers came at the same time, but the enthusiasm and a strong bid from Chockstone and Wechsler won the deal.

Wechsler called the novel “insanely clever, elegant, dangerous, and curiously likable.” He said: “The protagonist is a compelling role for actors. Audiences will be wanting to see more of him.” Said Paula Mae Schwartz: “Sascha Arango has deftly crafted characters who are unforgettable, including Henry’s brilliant, eccentric wife, and his adoring girlfriend. This is a twisted thriller, yet one with comic undertones. It’s fun to keep on guessing.”

Resolution’s Rich Green repped Arango, and attorney David Fox repped Chockstone and Wechsler. The author also is represented by Karin Graf at Graf & Graf in Germany.

'Revenge' Season 4 will be a 'really creative' 22 episodes

(5/13/14) The Season 3 finale of "Revenge" essentially rebooted the show's premise, and ABC chief Paul Lee is so pleased with the Sunday night soap's new direction that he's ordered a full 22-episode season of the drama.

"Victoria ends up in a really strange place," Lee tells reporters of the finale on a call discussing the network's 2014-15 schedule. "The showrunners have a great idea of how we can just give it a little twist and reset this idea so we think this is going to be a really creative season of 'Revenge' and at the moment absolutely, we're returning it for a full season."

"Revenge" star Nick Wechsler told Zap2it after the episode, which revealed that Emily's father, David Clarke, has been alive all along, introduces some major questions that Season 4 will answer. "That is huge! That changes everything," he says.

"That changes the engine of revenge for next season. What are the implications? We don't know yet. We don't know the direction it's going to take. He has presumably known this whole time that his daughter has been doing this stuff. What does that mean? Was he allowing it to happen? Was he happy about it? Was he not?"

ABC's Fall 2014 Schedule: Thursday Gets Rearranged, S.H.I.E.L.D. on the Move

(5/13/14) Thursday night is Shonda night on ABC this fall.

The network will move Grey's Anatomy and Scandal to 8/7c and 9/8c, respectively, to make room for Shonda Rhimes' new series How to Get Away with Murder in Scandal's current 10/9c timeslot.

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Another shift in scheduling: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting bumped back an hour, to 9/8c on Tuesdays. It will follow new comedies Selfie andManhattan Love Story.

New comedy Black-ish will air Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c, with a lead-in fromModern Family. The Wednesday night comedy block will also welcome The Goldbergs at 8:30/7:30c

ABC will use new series Marvel's Agent Carter and Galavant to bridge the winter hiatuses of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Once Upon a Time, respectively. Other new series American Crime, Fresh Off the Boat, Secrets and Lies and The Whispers will be held until midseason.

Check out ABC's full fall schedule below. What do you think of the changes?

MONDAY
8/7c: Dancing with the Stars
10/9c: Castle

TUESDAY
8/7c: Selfie (NEW)
8:30/7:30c: Manhattan Love Story (NEW)
9/8c: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10/9c: Forever (NEW)

WEDNESDAY
8/7c: The Middle
8:30/7:30c: The Goldbergs
9/8c: Modern Family
9:30/8:30c: Black-ish (NEW)
10/9c: Nashville

THURSDAY
8/7c: Grey's Anatomy
9/8c: Scandal
10/9c: How to Get Away with Murder (NEW)

FRIDAY
8/7c: Last Man Standing
8:30/7:30c: Cristela (NEW)
9/8c: Shark Tank
10/9c: 20/20

SATURDAY
8/7c: Saturday Night Football

SUNDAY
7/6c: America's Funniest Home Videos
8/7c: Once Upon a Time
9/8c: Resurrection
10/9c: Revenge

Revenge's Shocking Twist Explained

(5/13/14) Revenge's showrunner Sunil Nayar wants to take a moment to explain the shocking twist in Sunday night's season three finale. No, not that one … Not that one either. The other one.

Caution, spoilers ahead!

"For the first time we wanted the audience to know a little bit more than anybody in the show does," Nayar tells PEOPLE of the return of the character of David Clarke (James Tupper), whose supposed death was a motivating factor in his daughter's mission for revenge. "I'm interested to see how polarizing his reveal is to the audience, because I know there are people who love the idea and people who hate the idea, but the concept of family is a huge part of our show and this is a game changer in telling these dark family stories."

But don't expect for an instant happy reunion when the show returns for a fourth season.

"David Clarke is alive, but he is not at all the man that Emily or Victoria thinks they knew," says Nayar. "The question of, 'Is Amanda still alive?' will be shocking enough, but the audience is also going to have to ask themselves, 'What happened to David over the last 20 years? Who is he and what is going to happen when he shows up?' He will have a ripple effect across the lives of everyone."

Two characters who will not be affected by David's return are Aiden Mathis (Barry Sloane) and Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny), both of whom died in Sunday's finale.

"I felt it was something that should happen. I think we made the right choice [to have Victoria kill Aiden,] says Sloane, who will soon be back on ABC in the upcoming alien drama The Visitors. "We were starting to have a little bit of sympathy for Victoria but now we are back to a very dark woman that Emily can go after next season,"

Not that everyone was eager to see Sloane and Czerny leave the show.

"Saying goodbye to those characters and the actors who play them was a very hard decision, but the creative demands of the show make us take big swings to reenergize and reinvigorate the motivations of revenge," Nayar says. "And we needed to lose somebody very, very dear to Emily to witness her pain and anguish as an adult as opposed to as a kid who lost her dad."

And Nayar hopes fans enjoyed the final scene between Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) and Victoria Grayson (Madeline Stowe), but don't think their epic feud is over.

"We wanted Emily to have a little victory at the end of this third season because she needs it and she deserves it and I think the audience was thirsting for it," he says. "But while she won the battle, she most certainly has not won the war."

Nick Wechsler on David Clarke's return, a Jack and Emily romance and more

(5/13/14) Have a ton of questions following that huge "Revenge" Season 3 finale shocker? So do the cast members, and they're in the show. Star Nick Wechsler, who plays Emily's newfound conspirator and childhood BFF Jack, tells Zap2it all about his take on the revelation that David Clarke is still alive. Plus, he mourns the death of Conrad, mulls over the potential for a Jack/Emily romance and dishes on Season 4.

On David's return:

"That is huge! that changes everything. That changes the engine of revenge for next season. What are the implications? We don't know yet. We don't know the direction it's going to take. He has presumably known this whole time that his daughter has been doing this stuff. What does that mean? Was he allowing it to happen? Was he happy about it? Was he not?"

On Conrad's death:

"The fact that Conrad goes, oh god. I can't believe that he does -- well, this is 'Revenge,' anything can change -- but presumably he's actually gone. At some point we have to stop using the old soap trick of 'Just kidding, I'm not dead!'"

They've already used that for Emily, Aiden, Victoria, Lydia and David, so this one's legit, Wechsler says. "I think this one has to stick and it kind of killed me because we all are just in love with Henry and we are losing a brilliant [actor]."

On Jack and Emily's chance for romance:

"Wow, [Aiden's] grave isn't even cold! Obviously yes, it opens the door," Wechsler cracks. Although he loved sharing scenes with Karine Vanasse as Margaux, he wasn't excited that there was yet another road block on the way to an Emily/Jack romance.

"I was a little bummed because I thought we didn't need a new relationship, especially when the grave of his wife wasn't terribly cold either -- we didn't need this new obstacle to Jack and Emily's thing. He had enough of an obstacle in the anger he felt toward her for having lied to him and messed up his life."

On timing:

We might be inching closer toward a Jack/Emily relationship, but don't expect it to happen immediately. "They're probably not available because of their heartbreak but they're going through the same thing at the same time and there's a window now," Wechlser says.

"I suspect, I could be wrong, but if anything happens between them it won't happen until the end of the series -- no relationship, anyway. I feel like to do it any sooner might compromise the morality of the show by suggesting you can go do this stuff and get the reward."

On Season 4:

No, the writers have not started working on Season 4 (at least not officially, anyway), but Wechsler says he's thought a lot about his character and he'd love to share his insight on the person he's spent three years playing. "It's our job to connect the dots emotionally," he says, so "to hear from someone who's been living in those shoes for a while" might help gel everything together.

"I think it's a team effort. They're all already a bunch of chefs in the kitchen creating the meal, I just want to be like 'I like this seasoning and I think this would enhance it a little bit more.'"

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 11, 2014

(5/12/14) The season finales of "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" helped ABC score a win among adults 18-49 Sunday, but it was another soft night for the broadcast networks.

That includes the premiere of NBC's "Rosemary's Baby" miniseries, which pulled in an audience on par with that of the recently canceled "Believe" and "Crisis." "The Good Wife" was up slightly for CBS, but "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" dipped on FOX. "OUAT" hit its best 18-49 rating since early April, while "Revenge" had its best outing since mid-March.

CBS led the night in viewers with 8.3 million and a 5.3 rating/9 share in households. ABC (5.9 million, 3.6/6) came in second. NBC drew 3.7 million viewers and a 2.5/4, pending updates for a live sports telecast that ran into primetime. FOX (3.2 million, 1.8/3) trailed.

ABC's 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 was good enough for the top spot. CBS and FOX tied for second at 1.3, and NBC was fourth at 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (8.4 million viewers, 5.4/11 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.75 million, 3.3/7)
NBC: PGA Player's Championship runover (3.4 million, 2.3/5)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (2 million, 1.3/3)/"American Dad" (2.4 million, 1.4/3)
18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.5)

8 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (7.4 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" season finale (6.6 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: Player's Championship runover/"Dateline" (4.2 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (3.6 million, 2.1/4)/"Family Guy" (4.1 million, 2.3/4)
18-49 leader: "Once Upon a Time" (2.2)

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife" (8.7 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" season finale (6.4 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "Rosemary's Baby" part 1 (4.1 million, 2.7/4)
FOX: "Cosmos" (3.5 million, 1.9/3)
18-49 leader: "Once Upon a Time" (2.2)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (8.6 million, 5.6/10)
ABC: "Revenge" season finale (4.9 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "Rosemary's Baby" part 1 (3.3 million, 2.2/4)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (1.5)

Season 3 finale: Shocking revelations

(5/12/14) We probably should've realized when we had our first flashback to David Clarke in quite some time that something shocking involving the non-terrorist would happen in the "Revenge" Season 3 finale. But did you expect THAT ending?

That's right, David Clarke is alive and well, folks -- AND he murdered Conrad, who had escaped from prison with the help of a sympathetic guard (a sympathetic guard who happened to come in to a large sum of money). Way to come back with a bang, Emily's long-dead, wrongfully convicted father!

But before that, Emily/Amanda finally got what she wanted -- the investigation against her father was reopened and the conviction overturned, clearing him of all charges -- only to realize that maybe revenge wasn't as sweet as she thought it would be now that Aiden was dead (and Victoria killed him!). It IS pretty hard to celebrate the victories in life when your partner is brutally murdered.

Victoria realized that Emily is actually Amanda, but Emily had her committed to a mental institution before she could do anything about it (with the help of the therapist Victoria bribed when Emily/Amanda was a kid). And you thought the revenge scheme was over! Emily got what she wanted, but this is a true game-changer.

The episode also saw Charlotte realize that Jack was one of her kidnappers and sic the cops on him, and Nolan and Margaux's brother Gideon schemed to take over her father's company by getting Daniel in trouble (the ol' dead one night stand in bed trick might do him in). But DAVID CLARKE is ALIVE, you guys! He's aliiiiive. And Conrad and Aiden are dead.

Will you miss either of those characters? Are you dying to find out how this'll all play out?

Postmortem: Boss Sounds Off on Finale's Shocking Deaths and the Father of All Twists!

(5/12/14) Revenge is back, baby!

Remember way back in season one of the ABC soap, when every single episode felt like a finale and you and your friends and family couldn't stop gushing about the show's twists and turns? Well, Revenge returned to that season one glory with its season three finale, with two major deaths, including an original cast member, and the father of all twists.

Warning, spoilers ahead! Not only did Aiden (Barry Sloane) die at the hands (or pillow) of a revenge-seeking Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), who found herself institutionalized by finale's end, but Conrad (Henry Czerny) also bit the dust. And his murderer? David Clarke (James Tupper)! Yes, Emily's (Emily VanCamp) father is alive and and it's safe to say the Hamptons will never be the same.

We chatted with Revenge showrunner Sunil Nayar about the bold decision to bring David back from the dead and what fans can expect to see from him in season four. (Yep, it was already renewed!) Plus, he sounded off on the hard decision to kill both Aiden and Conrad...

Father, Father: Nayar said that the decision to bring David back was made "awhile ago," with the writers informing James Tupper of the twist about two months ago.

"He is, of anybody that can come walking into the Hamptons, he is the game changer and we felt the best way to bring him back to the Hamptons is when we reintroduce him, you realize this man is no longer about forgiveness, that revenge has become a part of his makeup," Nayar explained. "So that the man that both Emily and Victoria think they knew isn't the guy at all. Whether people love it or hate it, I'm sure it's going to be a polarizing decision, there's nobody who's not going to want to know where he's been and what he's about, so we can't wait to tell those stories next season."

But was he nervous about the fan response to David's resurrection, given it was a popular theory back in season one? Nayar said "there wasn't" any hesitation and that the writers "weren't worried" about the possible negative feedback to the twist.

He continued, "There were tons of discussion. We examined every possibility of how it would feel, but when we came down to where we wanted to end the season on every aspect...we just thought, this is really a great way to generate story."

And Nayar assured us that David will play a major role in season four, saying, "And you're going to see a lot of him next season, definitely. He's going to be a presence in the show, I promise you."

Love and Loss: After the decision to bring David back from the dead was made, Nayar said they knew they had to kill Aiden because "Emily can't be without revenge."

"We thought the best thing to do is make her understand what revenge is in a very different way," he continued. "It's one thing when you are a young girl and you lose your father and you have this idealistic sense of who he was and therefore you might idealize the sense of what you have to do to get him justice, but when you lose the man that you love, the love of your life with whom you plan on spending your life at the hand of the woman you hate more than anybody, it's a much more mature kind of anger that I think will inform how Emily will go about doing what she does in season four differently."

As for Barry Sloane's ABC pilot, The Whispers, being picked up to series, Nayar said, "It really wasn't the basis for killing Aiden."

RIP Conrad Grayson: The finale's other major death was Conrad, the Grayson family patriarch responsible for David's downfall. The decision to off the baddie was made in the beginning of the season. "Emily needed a really big victory by the end of the season because she's Emily Thorne," Nayar reasoned. "She's been trained and she knows how to get revenge. She couldn't spend three years in the Hamptons without taking one of them down."

Of course, that doesn't mean it was an easy conversation to have with Henry Czerny, who has been with the show since it began.

"When I first spoke to Henry about it, I think that he was extremely sad because he is beloved by the show and beloved by everybody who worked with him, and I think the feeling is mutual on his part," Nayar said. "But when he and I spoke about he, like I, understands the creative demands of the show and sadly couldn't deny the creative necessity of what we were doing."

What did you think of Revenge's season three finale? Were you totally surprised by David's return from the dead? Were you sad to see Aiden and Conrad go?

Nick Wechsler: Season 3 finale 'changes everything'

(5/11/14) There are some "huge" revelations in the "Revenge" Season 3 finale, promises star Nick Wechsler. Of course, you'll have to wait until 10 p.m. ET/PT when the episode airs on ABC to find out why what happens "changes everything" heading into Season 4, but trust him -- it's a doozy. Here's what else he teased about the episode.

First of all, at least one person dies -- and it's for real. "I think this one has to stick," considering Aidan's and Emily's didn't before, he says, "and it kind of killed me."

Secondly, Jack's involvement in Emily's plan -- including Charlotte's kidnapping -- is on him now. "He made the decision a couple of episodes ago to be involved, so I don't know if he can blame her [anymore]," he says. Jack's taking responsibility for his involvement in taking down the Greysons.

Stay tuned to for some more scoop from Wechsler following the West Coast airing of the "Revenge" Season 3 finale, including more on that death, Emily's revenge scheme, the major cliffhanger, and potential storylines for Season 4.

Revenge Boss Sunil Nayar: The Finale Will Pay Off All Three Seasons

(5/9/14) Another one down, one more to go.

On last week's Revenge, Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) finally got the thing she's wanted most: Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) behind bars for (inadvertently) admitting to being responsible for the bomb on Flight 197. But Emily isn't satisfied yet. As she told Conrad, much to his approval, Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) will be taken down next. But will Victoria figure out the truth about Emily before she can enact her revengenda?

As Season 3 comes to a close, we spoke with showrunner Sunil Nayar about Emily and Victoria's face-off, dark and deceptive Daniel and, of course, a major character's death.

When we spoke before the season premiere, you said you were slowing things down. Did you accomplish what you set out to do?

Sunil Nayar: I think we really accomplished what we set out to do to the extent that as much as we slowed down, these last [batch] of episodes are a runaway train. We managed to take the all the things that happened in Season 2 and refocus them back on our characters and the end of the season will be really satisfying.

Victoria is thisclose to finding out Emily's identity. How does the show proceed if she knows the truth?

Nayar: That's exactly what we want the audience thinking about. Victoria is getting close and Emily is really close to Victoria, so there's an element of cat-and-mouse that makes the show so exciting. So exactly what you asked is the point we're racing towards at the end of the season. A lot of the stories we told, especially in the second half, have been getting to this point where we reenergize Emily's focus on clearing Emily's father's name and taking the Graysons down. We really refocus on the fact that the Graysons are just bad people, wonderfully bad people, and we wanted to get back to the core of the show so that when we culminate at the end of the story, we not only pay off the second half of the season, but three seasons of the show for the audience.

Daniel (Josh Bowman) continues to become more and more manipulative and mean. Will he get any darker?

Nayar: Daniel is becoming so deliciously diabolical and what Josh is doing with the part is such a joy to watch. I think he goes darker, but he also shares a core value with his mother that he has a real love for family. We'll also see his love for Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) deepen. Daniel, unlike so many other people, is a creation of the world around him and ultimately of Emily. What's fascinating is that when they see the power he has, they only have themselves to blame. He can't feel guilty that he is where he is because everybody is to blame for the person he's become and he's enjoying all the benefits that come from his mistakes.

Speaking of Charlotte, what's the deal with Javier (Henri Esteve)?

Nayar: He's definitely [on the show] for Charlotte's sake, but he's also there to help us actualize who Charlotte's fidelities lie towards. We've only begun to explore his backstory; he's got a rich history. He and Charlotte are great together, but we want to do much more with him.

What about Jack (Nick Wechsler) and Emily?

Nayar: One of the things really important to us was to reconnect Emily and Jack, and also start building the triangles. The first half of the season was Jack and Emily being apart and the second half was Jack realizing what that ultimatum did to his friend and we're really enjoying them get closer again.

Have we seen the last of Stevie Grayson (Gail O'Grady) or Patrick (Justin Hartley)?

Nayar: Until they've died, I can't say it's the last we've seen of them. Honestly it's one of those things where they're magnificent and as we talk Season 4, they're two people we're keeping in mind, but [with the] last three episodes, we just wanted to let the stories be told and have them in the wings waiting to come back, but refocus the show on the main people at hand.

Emily said that she was sobbing over a character's death in finale.

Nayar: I was standing next to her when she was sobbing over that passing and I promise it will be surprising and impactful and alter the journey of all the characters on the show. All of our characters end at points that are wonderful cliff-hangers, but the last two scenes specifically are scenes that will —and I know people say this every year, but I've never felt more comfortable in saying — absolutely blow our audience's minds both with the fact that these scenes are happening and what the implication of these scenes are.

Any teases for next season?

Nayar: Honestly, I can say it's going to be a totally different show next season. The first word that pops into my head is a reincarnation of the show. We do so many things that our audience never thought we would and things our audience wouldn't deem imaginable. And at the end of the day, we'll have a spectacular season finale, but also leave the audience wondering properly and wonderfully where we're going and those are things we can't wait to figure out.

ABC Renews Revenge

(5/9/14) ABC has renewed Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, Revenge, Castle, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Modern Family, The Goldbergs and Resurrection, and given series orders to Shonda Rhimes drama How to Get Away With Murder, American Crime, Marvel's Agent Carter, The Whispers, Forever and comedies Black-ish, Selfie, Manhattan Love Story and Galavant.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 4, 2014

(5/5/14) A special LEGO-themed episode of "The Simpsons" gave the show a ratings boost Sunday, scoring gains in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. "Family Guy" was also up for FOX, helping the network finish second for the night in the 18-49 demographic.

Also Sunday, ABC's "Resurrection" ended its season with a slight improvement, ticking up a tenth of a point. NBC's "Believe" and "Crisis" were even with their performances from last week, as was "The Mentalist" on CBS. "The Amazing Race" and "The Good Wife," however, fell some.

CBS led the night in viewers with just under 9 million, along with a 5.8 rating/10 share in households. ABC (6.45 million, 4.0/7) came in second, and NBC (3.9 million, 2.5/4) edged FOX (3.6 million, 2.1/4) for third.

ABC grabbed the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 1.7 rating, narrowly beating FOX's 1.6. CBS posted a 1.3 and NBC a 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.3 million viewers, 6.8/13 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.2 million, 3.6/7)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (2.3 million, 1.4/3)/"American Dad" (2.6 million, 1.6/3)
NBC: "American Dream Builders" (2.2 million, 1.5/3)
18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.6)

8 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (8.05 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.7 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.5 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.3 million, 2.3/4)/"Family Guy" (4.35 million, 2.5/4)
18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.2)

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.1 million, 5.9/9)
ABC: "Resurrection" season finale (7.9 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: "Believe" (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
FOX: "Cosmos" (4.15 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: "Resurrection" (2.0)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (8.5 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (5 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "Crisis" (3.6 million, 2.3/4)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (1.3)

Lupita Nyong'o, Sofia Vergara and More Stars Set to Attend the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner

(5/3/14) The 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner is tomorrow and you can bet the guest list is star-studded!

So which of your favorite Hollywood stars are expected to attend Saturday's bash besides President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and this year's host Joel McHale?

12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and star Lupita Nyong'o will be sitting at Time's table, along with director Alfonso Cuaron, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers and Dallas star Patrick Duffy.

New mom Kerry Washington won't be in attendance this year, but her Scandal costars Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young and Darby Stanchfield will be enjoying the night at ABC's table. Seated with them will also be Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sofía Vergara and Hayden Panetierre.

NBC will be hosting Today's Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales. They will be joined by other NBC News organization members and celebs like Will.i.am, Kevin Hart and Carson Daly.

Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard and Anna Kendrick will enjoy the dinner at Arianna Huffington's table while Olivia Munn, Madeline Stowe, Darren Criss and Jack O'Connell with be with Thompson Reuters.

Meanwhile, Rosario Dawson, Freida Pinto, Jessica Simpson, Jeff Goldblum, Josh Gad and Orange Is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba will be rubbing elbows at the USA Today table.

Other stars who will be there include Chace Crawford, Ryan Kwanten, Robin Wright, Gloria Estefan, Brad Paisley, Julianna Margulies and Spike Jonze.

Chockstone Pictures And Nick Wechsler Pull Out 'All The Old Knives'

(4/29/14) Chockstone Pictures partners Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz have teamed with Nick Wechsler to acquire film rights to All The Old Knives, the forthcoming spy thriller by Olen Steinhauer that will be published next year. They’ve also set the author to write the script.

Steinhauer is the American writer of spy novels including bestsellers The Cairo Affair, The Tourist, and the Milo Weaver Trilogy. Said Paula Mae Schwartz: “Ex-CIA agent and devoted mother, the female character (Celia) is a true superwoman. Irresistible.”

A couple of studios were circling, but the Schwartzes and Wechsler don’t mess around when they like something, as happened when they preempted the Cormac McCarthy spec script The Counselor, which Ridley Scott directed.

The book takes place in the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, where two ex-lovers–one CIA spy and one ex-CIA spy–meet for dinner and to reminisce. They relive their memories of the disastrous hijacking of Royal Jordanian Flt 127, which ended in the death of all onboard. It’s a failure that haunts the CIA’s Vienna station to this day. The question is whether Henry has come to dinner to rekindle the romance or get to the bottom of a conspiracy. It also becomes clear that one of the ex-lovers may not survive the meal.

Wechsler called the book “an extraordinary two-hander that will attract extraordinary talent.” The trio will produce while Chockstone development exec Roger Schwartz and Wechsler exec Felicity Aldridge will be co-producers. Sylvie Rabineau of RWSG and Stephanie Cabot of the The Gernert Company repped the author, while David Fox repped the Schwartzes and Wechsler.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, April 27, 2014

(4/28/14) Sunday was a fairly quiet one in the broadcast network ratings. "Once Upon a Time" and "Family Guy" led the adults 18-49 demographic with numbers in the low 2s, and only one show -- "60 Minutes" -- managed to get above 10 million viewers.

"OUAT" was up from last week, while "Family Guy" was even with its last original. NBC's "Believe" and "Crisis" also improved a little. ABC's "Resurrection" improved in viewers vs. its last original but fell by a tenth among adults 18-49.

CBS delivered 9.2 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/10 share in households for the night. ABC (6.4 million, 3.9/7) finished second, beating out NBC (4.5 million, 2.9/5). FOX (3.3 million, 1.9/3) came in fourth.

ABC led the 18-49 demo with a 1.7 rating. CBS and FOX tied for second at 1.5, and NBC brought up the rear with a 1.0.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.3 million viewers, 6.5/12 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.5 million, 3.7/7)
NBC: "American Dream Builders" (3.1 million, 2.1/4)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (2.4 million, 1.4/3)/"American Dad" (2.5 million, 1.4/3)
18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.6)

8 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (8.55 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.9 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (6.1 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (3.4 million, 2.0/3)/"Family Guy" (4 million, 2.3/4)
18-49 leader: "Once Upon a Time" and "Family Guy" tied at 2.1

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.3 million, 6.0/9)
ABC: "Resurrection" (7.5 million, 4.8/7)
NBC: "Believe" (4.9 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "Cosmos" (3.6 million, 2.1/3)
18-49 leader: "Resurrection" (1.9)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (8.7 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (4.9 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "Crisis" (4 million, 2.5/4)
18-49 leader: "The Mentalist" and "Revenge" tied at 1.2

Roswell Reunion

(4/16/14) Ready for another close encounter of the angsty kind? The cast of alien-drama Roswell, which ran from 1999 to 2002 on The WB, will stage a reunion this June at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas.

Star Shiri Appleby revealed several of the attendees, including Revenge‘s Nick Wechsler, on Twitter:

@ShiriAppleby: ROSWELL 15th Anniversary Reunion Panel at Austin Television Festival. Confirmed so far: Jason Katims, @unrealfehr, @Nick_Wechsler & me

Fast National ratings for Sunday, April 13, 2014

(4/14/14) CBS scored a ratings win Sunday with a little bit of a boost from the end of the Masters golf tournament, which pushed the network's prime-time lineup back by about 12 minutes.

It was an otherwise pretty quiet night. ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" fell some from last week, as did "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" on FOX. CBS' "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" will likely end up about on their averages. "Crisis" ticked up slightly for NBC.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: Masters runover/"60 Minutes" (11.1 million viewers, 6.8/12 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.7 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (1.9 million, 1.1/2)/"American Dad" (2.3 million, 1.3/2)
18-49 leader: Masters/"60 Minutes" (1.8)

8 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (9 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.25 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (3.6 million, 2.1/3)/"Family Guy" (4.3 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: "American Dream Builders" (3.1 million, 2.2/4)
18-49 leader: "Once Upon a Time" (1.9)

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (9.7 million, 6.1/9)
ABC: "Resurrection" (7.1 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: "Believe" (4.4 million, 2.8/4)
FOX: "Cosmos" (3.5 million, 2.1/3)
18-49 leader: "Resurrection" (2.0)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (9.1 million, 5.8/10)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.1 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: "Crisis" (4 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (1.5)

Fast National ratings for Sunday, April 6, 2014

(4/7/14) CBS scored a comfortable ratings win Sunday night with its broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards, although the show fell a good amount from last year's unusually high numbers.

Also Sunday, "Once Upon a Time" improved a little for ABC, but "Resurrection" continued its gradual downward trend in the overnight ratings. "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" were up for FOX.

CBS averaged 13.1 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/13 share in households for the night, finishing well ahead of second-place ABC (6.3 million, 3.9/6). NBC (3.9 million, 2.5/4) edged FOX (3.7 million, 2.0/3) for third overall.

CBS also finished on top among adults 18-49 with a 2.8 rating. ABC came in second with a 1.7, followed by FOX, 1.5, and NBC, 0.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10 million viewers, 6.4/11 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: News special - "Ann Curry Reports: Our Year of Extremes" (4.2 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (2.3 million, 1.4/2)/"American Dad" (2.7 million, 1.5/3)
18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" and "America's Funniest Home Videos" tied at 1.3

8 p.m.
CBS: ACM Awards (13.5 million, 8.1/13)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.7 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.3 million, 2.4/4)/"Family Guy" (4.7 million, 2.7/4)
NBC: "American Dream Builders" (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
18-49 leader: ACM Awards (2.9)

9 p.m.
CBS: ACM Awards (14.7 million, 8.6/13)
ABC: "Resurrection" (7.5 million, 4.7/7)
NBC: "Believe" (4.1 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: "Cosmos" (4 million, 2.2/3)
18-49 leader: ACM Awards (3.6)

10 p.m.
CBS: ACM Awards (14.2 million, 8.6/14)
ABC: "Revenge" (4.9 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "Crisis" (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
18-49 leader: ACM Awards (3.5)

Season 3, episode 18 video: Mason Treadwell contacts Emily in 'Blood'

(4/4/14) (Video) "Revenge" Season 3 brings yet another problem for Emily when her semi-ally, Mason Treadwell, begins to make demands in "Blood."

Watch an exclusive video clip from the episode to see exactly what the writer wants this time.

Mason is spurred to action by a visit from Victoria, who wants information that could be incredibly dangerous to Emily. Meanwhile, investigations into Pascal by Emily and Aiden uncover some family secrets believed to be long-buried.

The "Blood" episode of "Revenge" airs Sunday, April 6 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 30, 2014

(3/31/14) "The Good Wife" saw its ratings improve Sunday, a week after it suddenly killed one of its main characters. The CBS show drew some of its best numbers of the season, pending updates for live NCAA basketball that pushed the network's primetime schedule back 20 minutes in Eastern and Central time.

Not pictured in these ratings: the season finale of "The Walking Dead," which will just about certainly beat everything on the broadcast networks. Opposite that at 9 o'clock, ABC's "Resurrection" and FOX's "Cosmos" both dropped, as did "Believe" on NBC.

CBS scored 11.7 million viewers and a 7.3 rating/12 share in households for the night, pending updates. ABC (6.45 million, 3.9/6) came in second, and NBC (3.9 million, 2.5/4) edged FOX (3.5 million, 2.0/3) for third.

CBS also took the adults 18-49 crown with a 2.3 rating. ABC finished second with a 1.8, followed by FOX, 1.5, and NBC, 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NCAA tournament runover/"60 Minutes" (16.4 million viewers, 9.8/17 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.9 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (3 million, 2.0/4)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (2.3 million, 1.4/2)/"American Dad" (2.8 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: NCAA/"60 Minutes" (3.9)

8 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (10.4 million, 6.4/10)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.5 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (3.9 million, 2.2/4)/"Family Guy" (4.1 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: "American Dream Builders" (3.3 million, 2.1/3)
18-49 leader: "Once Upon a Time" and "Family Guy" tied at 2.1

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (10.5 million, 6.7/10)
ABC: "Resurrection" (8.2 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: "Believe" (4.8 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "Cosmos" (4 million, 2.3/3)
18-49 leader: "Resurrection" (2.3)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (9.5 million, 6.0/10)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "Crisis" (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
18-49 leader: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (1.6)

Mistresses: Revenge's Justin Hartley Joins Season 2 Cast as Love Interest for [Spoiler]

(3/24/14) (tvline.com) Here’s hoping Justin Hartley‘s new role comes with a safe word.

The actor, who just wrapped up a stint romancing Gabriel Mann’s Nolan on Revenge, is joining ABC’s summer sudser Mistressess in a potentially kinky recurring role.

Hartley will play Scott, a new love interest for Jes Macallan’s Joss.

“He’s the nicest plastic surgeon in Los Angeles with a teeny tiny fetish… just enough to keep someone like Joss interested,” teases executive producer Rina Mimoun. “He gets Joss to do the one thing she never thought she’d ever do.”

Back in January, prior to Hartley’s casting, Mimoun hinted that Scott’s introduction would lead Joss to teeter on the precipice of falling in love for the very first time. “This begs the question,” Mimoun added, “how will she screw it up?”

In late February, Hartley also booked a role on ABC’s comedy pilot Damaged Goods, from Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich, in which he’ll play a “smart and egotistical” attorney beaten out for a promotion by his girlfriend.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 23, 2014

(3/24/14) It was a solid night for CBS, though the primetime numbers were boosted by spillover from the NCAA tournament game between North Carolina and Iowa State.

It was not a good night for the other networks, as all of ABC's dramas were down by roughly a million viewers and NBC's new dramas "Believe" and "Crisis" each lost 1.5 million viewers over last week. "American Dream Builders" also debuted to a soft 3.6 million, down nearly 3 million viewers from "The Voice" clip show that air in that time period a week ago.

The Eye network took the top slot in viewers with 10.3 million and a 6.5 rating/10 share in households, followed by ABC (7.1 million, 4.3/7), NBC (4.3 million, 2.7/4) and FOX (3.7 million, 2.1/3).

CBS also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC at 1.9, FOX at 1.7 and NBC at 1.0.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NCAA tournament spillover/"60 Minutes" (13.5 million viewers, 8.4/14 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.7 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: "The Voice" clip show (3.4 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (2.5 million, 1.5/3)/"American Dad" (2.7 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: NCAA spillover (3.9)

8 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (9.97 million, 6.4/10)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.6 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (3.9 million, 2.2/4)/"Family Guy" (4.3 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: "American Dream Builders" series premiere (3.6 million, 2.3/4)
18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.2)

9 p.m.
ABC: "Resurrection" (9.2 million, 5.6/9)
CBS: "Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (8.8 million, 5.6/9)
NBC: "Believe" (5 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Cosmos" (4.2 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: "Resurrection" (2.5)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (8.7 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.7 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "Crisis" (5 million, 3.2/5)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (1.6)

Emily VanCamp Talks "Wonderful Love" Josh Bowman: "Trust Is the Most Important Thing"

(3/17/14) (Cover) Emily VanCamp's on-screen boyfriend Josh Bowman also happens to be her real-life love.

The Revenge star spoke to InStyle Australia's April 2014 issue about her hunky British beau, saying simply, "I have a wonderful love in my life."

"Trust is the most important thing in any relationship, because everything falls into place after that," explained the 27-year-old actress, who has been dating her ABC co-star since 2011.

And even though she spends a lot of time with her 26-year-old boyfriend personally and professionally, Emily says they "keep it all very separate," telling Elle Canada that's the reason she "barely talk(s) about him in interviews, to be honest."

She will, however, talk about having babies on the brain! "I find myself dreaming about [having children] all the time," she admitted to the mag's April issue. "In your late 20s, you start to realize you can't call yourself a baby anymore."

Emily, who was raised in rural Ontario along with her three siblings, said the VanCamps "come from tough stock."

Meaning? "My mom would lock us out of the house," she explained. "It gets freezing there but you'd just see little snowsuits running around. It was part of my childhood that shaped me."

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 16, 2014

(3/17/14) Episode 2 of NBC's "Believe" took a ratings hit in its regular time-period debut, falling more than a point in adults 18-49 without an original "Voice" as a lead-in (NBC ran a clip show Sunday). NBC's other new Sunday show, "Crisis," also debuted to mediocre numbers, although it took second in its hour in the 18-49 demo.

ABC's "Resurrection," on the other hand, remained pretty solid. It came down from its premiere last week but was still easily the top network show of the night among adults 18-49. "Once Upon a Time" was steady as well. "Cosmos" also held up in its second week on FOX. "The Good Wife" was steady (but low) for CBS, and "The Mentalist" fell from last week.

CBS led the viewer race Sunday with 9.1 million and a 5.8 rating/9 share in households. ABC (7.65 million, 4.6/7) came in second. NBC took third with 5.9 million viewers and a 3.7/6, and FOX (3.9 million, 2.3/4) trailed.

ABC grabbed the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 2.1 rating. FOX finished second with a 1.7, and CBS and NBC tied for third at 1.5.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.1 million viewers, 7.1/12 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.2 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "The Voice" (4.45 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (2.5 million, 1.5/3)/"American Dad" (2.75 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (1.7)

8 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (8.3 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.5 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: "The Voice" (6.2 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4 million, 2.3/4)/"Family Guy" (4.6 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Once Upon a Time" and "Family Guy" tied at 2.3

9 p.m.
ABC: "Resurrection" (10.8 million, 6.3/10)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (8.4 million, 5.4/8)
NBC: "Believe" (6.5 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "Cosmos" (4.9 million, 2.8/4)
18-49 leader: "Resurrection" (3.0)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (8.7 million, 5.5/9)
NBC: "Crisis" series premiere (6.5 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.2 million, 3.9/7)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (1.7)

Nick Wechsler Spills on Jack and Emily's Romance: "We Find a Way for Their Feelings to Blossom Again"

(3/14/14) And the Revenge family tree just keeps on growing!

Fans were shocked last Sunday night to discover that Jack (Nick Wechsler) has been connected to the Graysons since before he was born. You know Stevie (Gail O'Grady), Conrad's (Henry Czerny) drop-dead gorgeous ex-wife Stevie? Well, she's actually Jack's mother and she revealed the news to her estranged son at the end of last week's episode. Holy mother of twists, right?

Now, fans are dying to know what this new family connection means for Jack, a character who, to say the least, hasn't had the best of luck living in the Hamptons over these past three summers. To help prepare you for the whirlwind of crazy that is headed to Revenge over the next few weeks, we chatted with Nick Wechsler, to find out his reaction to getting this mother of a twist and what this new connection could mean for his rocky relationship with Emily (Emily VanCamp).

The 35-year-old actor exclusively tells us that he was stunned and excited to discover the identity of Jack's mom. "My first reaction was sort of like, 'Wow, this is an incestuous little [group]! We’re all interwoven in each other’s lives in some crazy way,'" he laughs. "So when they mentioned that at first, I was like, 'Oh s--t, really?' And then once they told me, I was like 'OK, now I see why we’re doing it, it's pretty smart.'"

And although Jack can be a bit standoffish, Wechsler admits that understands why Jack would "want a sense of belonging," after everything he's been through. "I think there is a part of him that is reserving judgment on her, but she seems to be genuine in her approach to coming back," he reveals. "He could let her in—she’s just gotta earn it."

Don't you break his heart, Stevie!

And like every juicy secret on Revenge, Jack won't be able to keep news of this magnitude under wraps for long. Although we can't tell you who Jack will confide in, we can tell you that it will certainly shake things up. "Once that comes out, he'll be sort of tied to this," Wechsler teases. "There'll be even more cause to fight the Graysons."

One thing is for sure, Jack's newfound connection to one of the most poisonous families in TV history will certainly help bring him closer to Emily. "I think this sort of helps him understand why [Emily] was doing what she was doing. His wife was killed, and his brother was killed by the same family that f--ked her over," he explains. "[Jack] wants back in, if for no other reason than to protect Emily and those he loves, but I think he might sort of want to find his way back into the fight with the Graysons."

Looking forward to the season-three finale, Wechsler admits that he cannot wait to see the audiences' reaction, especially because it re-opens the door for a fan-favorite couple. Are you listening, Jemily shippers?!

"The ideas planted in this finale are awesome," he gushes. "I'm also excited for people to see Jack and Emily—we find a way for their feelings to blossom again. An opportunity for them is created. I'm excited for that, because it's significant to his purpose on this show, but also just in terms of the excitement of cool writing and being a part of what they're doing."

'Revenge' reveals a mother of a twist in post-Olympics return, 'Payback'

(3/10/14) "Revenge" isn't even pretending to be anything other than a daytime soap with a better time slot -- the show is straight-up sudsy goodness, as demonstrated in Sunday's (March 9) episode of the ABC drama, "Payback."

From Emily's blackouts -- retold later via fuzzy-focused shots a la a true crime show recreation -- to the murder, "Payback" was pretty action-packed. And that's not even counting the epic twist at the end of the episode: That Stevie Grayson, Conrad's first wife, is Jack's mother?!

Seriously: Murder, blackouts, kidnapping rescue, blackmail, possible psychotic breaks and secret children -- all in one 42-minute episode of television. You love us, ABC, you really love us.

After a middling Season 2, "Revenge" seems to be going for as many soapy twists as possible in Season 3. It was a great episode after the long Olympics hiatus, too -- what did you think?

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 9, 2014

(3/10/14) ABC's drama "Resurrection" scored strong ratings for its premiere Sunday, grabbing one of the biggest audiences for a new drama this season. The show led its time period by wide margins across the board and helped the network score a win among adults 18-49 for the night. "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" returned to improved numbers vs. their most recent original episodes.

Sunday's other premiere, FOX's "Cosmos," pulled in OK ratings on the broadcast network, and as it aired simultaneously on several other channels, its total audience will be somewhat bigger. "The Amazing Race" ticked up for CBS, while "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" were both down from their last originals.

CBS delivered 9.5 million viewers and a 6.0 rating/10 share in households for the night to take the total-viewer title over ABC (7.9 million, 4.8/8). NBC came in third with 4.75 million viewers and a 3.1/5, topping FOX's 4.1 million and 2.4/4.

ABC led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.2 rating. FOX came in second with a 1.7, followed by CBS, 1.6, and NBC, 1.1.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.6 million viewers, 6.7/12 households)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: Special - "Once Upon a Time: Wicked is Coming" (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (2.1 million, 1.3/2)/"The Simpsons" (2.65 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (1.5)

8 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (8.4 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.3 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (6.3 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (3.7 million, 2.2/4)/"Family Guy" (4.5 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Once Upon a Time" (2.3)

9 p.m.
ABC: "Resurrection" series premiere (13.3 million, 7.9/12)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (8.9 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: "Cosmos" series premiere (5.8 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (3.9 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Resurrection" (3.6)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (9.9 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.5 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (4.1 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (1.9)

Emily VanCamp Talks Josh Bowman Romance, Dreams About Having Kids "All the Time"

(3/6/14) (Elle Canada Cover) Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman are known for being a relatively low-key couple.

So, it doesn't come as too much of a surprise that the 27-year-old actress opted to open up oh-so-slightly about her relationship with her boyfriend and Revenge costar.

"Josh and I keep it all very separate," VanCamp says in the April issue of Elle Canada. "I barely talk about him in interviews, to be honest. It's just really funny in the moments when we're playing these absolutely absurd things. I call him 'wife-beater Daniel.' It's hard for my family to watch—it's also hard for them to see me in that light. But we're actors. None of that lives in any of us. Thank God!"

Speaking of family, VanCamp definitely seems interested in starting one someday.

"How excited I am to have children!" she exclaims. "It never seemed tangible, but my sister just had a baby—beautiful little Ivy—and my sister Alison is having a baby boy. Suddenly, it's like that part of my life is real."

She adds with a laugh, "I find myself dreaming about it all the time. In your late 20s, you start to realize you can't call yourself a baby anymore."

Meanwhile, Revenge makes its highly anticipated return to TV after almost a month-long hiatus on Sunday, March 9.

Michael Trucco In 'Sea Of Fire'

(2/26/14) Michael Trucco (Revenge) has been cast as a regular in another ABC drama pilot, Sea Of Fire, which chronicles the fallout from three teenage girls starring in a pornographic film, which tears their families apart and leads to a disappearance and a murder. Trucco, repped by UTA and McKeon-Myones, will play Pete, Xander’s dad, who is shocked but also fiercely protective when his son becomes a suspect in his girlfriend Jane’s disappearance.

Milo Ventimiglia & Barry Sloane To Star In ABC Drama Pilot 'The Visitors'

(2/20/14) Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and Revenge‘s Barry Sloane have been cast as leads in ABC alien drama pilot The Visitors, from Amblin TV, after fielding interest from multiple pilots. The project chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world. Ventimiglia, repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Frankel, will play John Doe/Drew, who is covered in strange tattoos and diagrams and speaks in a strange language. He will next be seen in Grace of Monaco and the remake of Heat and also stars and executive produces the Crackle series Chosen. Sloane will play Wes, a former FBI agent now with the Special Projects Division of the Defense department who investigates military threats that are better off solved outside the public’s knowledge. The Visitors is for the same network and hails from the same studio, ABC Studios, as Revenge, where Sloane has been a regular since midway through the second season after starting the season as a recurring. Sloane received the blessing of Revenge‘s producers to do a pilot this season. The fate of his character, Aiden, is being kept under wraps.

'Revenge' soap opera spills into graphic novel

(2/16/14) (Cover) Emily Thorne is bringing her TV soap opera to comic-book shops this fall.

The dangerous heroine at the heart of ABC's Revenge, played by Emily VanCamp, stars in the hardcover graphic novel Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne, out Sept. 3 from Marvel Comics. The book is written by Erica Schultz and TV series scribe Ted Sullivan, with art by Vincenzo Balzano and Dustin Nguyen.

For three seasons, viewers have watched Emily Thorne take down various villains and bad sorts — physically, financially and everything in between — to avenge her murdered father, who was framed for treason when she was 9.

The graphic novel takes place years before she took the guise of a wealthy Hamptons socialite in the first Revenge episode, and the 19-year-old goes on her first mission in Switzerland after training under her Japanese sensei, Takeda.

"The parts of the history we're bursting to tell is the origin of the woman you see that shows up in the pilot, as differentiated from the girl who was thrown into (juvenile detention) when her dad was taken from her," says Revenge executive producer Sunil Nayar.

Emily is a master of cold, steely looks and finding ways to make people pay by using their own sins against them, yet she's still learning all of her moves and skills when she's pitted against an enemy with ties to those who ruined her and her family's lives.

"We're going to the beginning where when things don't fall into place, she has to think fast on her feet," Schultz says. "And she doesn't have the experience she has on the show, so there's going to be more mistakes and fumbles."

She adds that the Emily fans see on-screen is "the sum of all the lessons learned and beatings taken in this graphic novel."

Revenge watchers will see the first time she gave her "crocodile stare" and learned the power she could wield as a wig-wearing blond bombshell, according to Sullivan. The book also answers some important questions for fans, such as what made the girl who grew up as Amanda Clarke switch identities with her former cellmate and why she doesn't kill.

"There is a difference between Emily and a regular vigilante. She's not Charles Bronson — she doesn't put a bullet in someone's head," Sullivan says.

"She is a comic-book character. She has an identity — she's a rich person who poses as a socialite during the day and at night exacts vengeance. Because she is such a complicated character and has a lot of villains in her past, graphic novels are a really natural fit."

And it's not just "traditional fanboys" who read comics these days, Sullivan adds. "There's an often-underserved female audience out there, and Revenge, both as a graphic novel and TV show, can fill that void for a lot of fans looking for a kickass character."

Barry Sloane Enters Pilot Season Derby as His Revenge Fate Hangs in the Balance

(2/6/14) Barry Sloane is a wanted man.

Word that the Revenge co-star is testing the pilot-season waters this year has catapulted the actor atop casting directors’ wish lists, while also raising questions about his future on the ABC soap.

According to sources, Sloane got the OK from both ABC and his Revenge bosses to entertain offers this pilot season — but don’t go administering last rites to Aiden just yet. I’m told the UK native has an option to return in Season 4 (assuming there is a Season 4), and producers expect to exercise that option in some form (i.e. if not as a regular, possibly as a recurring guest star).

In the meantime, Sloane is expected to get offers in the coming days on a number of high-profile projects, including the Steven Spielberg-produced drama The Visitors (which, coincidentally, is set up at ABC).

Sloane joined Revenge as an ex-love of Emily VanCamp’s Emily early into Season 2 and was quickly promoted to a series regular. He survived a round of pre-Season 3 cast cuts, and remains a key figure in Em’s vengeance scheme (not to mention her love life).

Revenge returns from its winter break on Sunday, March 9.

Celebs Star in New Abercrombie & Fitch Campaign

(2/1/14) (Photo) Take a look at the latest batch of celebs starring in Abercrombie & Fitch's spring advertisements.

The classic American retailer unveiled its newest group of young rising actors and musicians, featured in their The Making of a Star campaign.

The good-looking bunch features a diverse crowd, from the always-handsome Arrow and Teen Wolf star Colton Haynes to The Vampire Diaries' hunky thesp Steven R. McQueen. As for the ladies, Revenge's sultry starlet Christa B. Allen and Disney darling Debby Ryan also appear in the campaign.

Actress Kylie Bunbury, actor and singer Diego Boneta and actress Jazzlyn Marae round out the fresh-faced bunch.

Past stars who have appeared in the campaign include Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift , Channing Tatum, Olivia Wilde, Penn Badgley, Scott Eastwood and Ashton Kutcher.

Talk about some pretty handsome company.

"A&F's new Stars on the Rise are exceptional, multi-dimensional, and optimistic," said Craig Brommers, SVP of Marketing for Abercrombie & Fitch in a statement. "We're excited to add a new cast to our long list of successful talent."

Josh Bowman on Revenge's "Badder" and "Sharper" Daniel

(1/25/14) Revenge season three started off with a bang. Literally. For the beginning of the season, viewers were left wondering who pulled the trigger and sent Emily (Emily VanCamp) plunging into the ocean with a bullet inside her, ruining her wedding and possibly ending her life. It was Daniel, as viewers now know, something that made star Josh Bowman nervous.

"I was worried, I was a little worried, I got to admit," Bowman told E! News' Kristin Dos Santos. "But then I hope the audience thinks we executed it well. In a way I'm actually glad that it was me, because if it wasn't, then I probably would be in the same path of that character, so now we've taken it in a different direction, which has made him smarter and a little bit more with it."

Not only is Daniel a little wiser to Emily's schemes, but also he's getting a bit bad.

"They sharpened me up a little bit, and they're continuing to do that," Bowman said. "Obviously since the shooting I've just been getting a little badder and badder, but I don't see it as too bad."

Since the reveal and subsequent aftermath, Daniel has been getting back at Emily by cozying up to his ex-girlfriend Sara (Annabelle Stephenson).

"I loved having Sara come into the show. She was a nice break from the pursuit of Emily and waiting on hand and foot...So that was good," he said.

Next up for Revenge: a guest turn by Olivier Martinez.

"We have Olivier Martinez, who has joined our cast, which is great. I hope I get to work with him," Bowman said.

The actor will play Pascal LeMarchal, Margaux's (Karine Vanasse) media mogul father. Look for him to pop up later this season.

Revenge returns with new episodes on Sunday, March 9.

Revenge Casts Charlotte's New Love Interest

(1/23/14) (Photo) Having devoted enough time to mourning the tragic Declan, Revenge's Charlotte Grayson is ready to fall in love again. And Charlotte's portrayer, Christa B. Allen, could not be more excited to begin shooting scenes with her latest leading man, newcomer Henri Esteve.

"He's a bit of a bad boy that comes on and links Charlotte to Nolan," teases Allen. The character, named Javier, is from the wrong side of the tracks and accomplished in the world of hacking. He's recently fallen on some bad luck and will come to live with Nolan under house arrest; the two met during Nolan's stint behind bars.

Esteve was cast from one of ABC Casting Project's Talent Showcases, to which approximately 7,000 diverse actors apply, with 20 invited to participate in the showcase and audition for the network. Over the past 12 years, ABC Casting has produced 32 Talent Showcases in Los Angeles and New York, creating opportunities for culturally and ethnically diverse actors.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

(1/20/14) The NFC championship game on FOX scored predictably huge ratings Sunday night, and also gave a boost to the Season 2 premiere "The Following." Because both the game and the show aired live across the country -- and "The Following" started at 10:18 p.m. ET -- the numbers are subject to change, but as things stand now, the show scored its biggest ratings ever.

FOX delivered 36.8 million viewers and a 19.5 rating/30 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live telecasts. CBS (5.7 million, 3.8/6) was the best of the rest. ABC (4.25 million, 2.8/4) came in third, and NBC (3.5 million, 2.2/3) trailed.

FOX also dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 12.7 rating. ABC, CBS and NBC all averaged a 0.9.

CBS and NBC essentially took the night off, but ABC stuck with originals. Unsurprisingly, "Revenge" was down some opposite the heavier competition, and "Betrayal" ended its season down from last week.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFC championship - 49ers/Seahawks (46.4 million viewers, 23.9/37 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (7.8 million, 5.2/8)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (4.4 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.25 million, 2.8/4)
18-49 leader: NFC championship (15.7)

8 p.m.
FOX: NFC championship (44.5 million, 23.3/35)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (4.4 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "The Bachelor: Bachelor Love Stories" (3.9 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: Movie - "Bridesmaids" (2.8 million, 1.7/3)
18-49 leader: NFC championship (15.3)

9 p.m.
FOX: NFC championship (43.1 million, 23.0/34)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.3 million, 3.6/5)
CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (4.55 million, 3.0/4)
NBC: "Bridesmaids" (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
18-49 leader: NFC championship (15.1)

10 p.m.
FOX: NFC championship post-game/"The Following" season premiere (13.1 million, 7.6/13)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (6.1 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: "Bridesmaids" (4 million, 2.5/4)
ABC: "Betrayal" season finale (3.4 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: NFC championship post-game/"The Following" (4.6)

Olivier Martinez Joins ABC's 'Revenge'

(1/17/14) Meet Margaux’s father! On the heels of ABC’s Revenge promoting Karine Vanasse to regular for next season, the soapy drama has tapped Olivier Martinez to play her dad. The French actor will recur as Pascal LeMarchal, Margaux LeMarchal’s (Vanasse) media magnate father. He is a cutthroat businessman and has a competitive history with Conrad (Henry Czerny), and an even more complicated one with Victoria (Madeleine Stowe). This marks the biggest U.S. TV commitment to date for the film actor Martinez. In heading to U.S. broadcast television, Martinez joins his wife, Halle Berry, who is set to star in CBS’ summer drama series Extant.

Revenge Ups Karine Vanasse to Series Regular

(1/14/14) Revenge's Karine Vanasse has been promoted to series regular for Season 4, Deadline reports.

Vanasse began recurring at the start of this season as a French heiress who knew the Graysons growing up and recently relocated to New York to run Voulez Magazine. She is also a love interest and ally for Jack (Nick Wechsler).

Although Revenge has not officially been picked up for a fourth season, it is expected to be renewed in May. Vanasse, 30, previously starred on the short-lived ABC drama Pan Am.

Revenge airs on Sundays at 9/8c on ABC and moves to its new slot at 10/9c on Sunday, March 9.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

(1/13/14) The 2014 Golden Globe Awards scored strong ratings for NBC Sunday, delivering an adults 18-49 rating on par with its performance in last year's fast nationals (pending updates for its live telecast). The Globes did not, however, give NBC a win for the night.

That honor belongs to CBS, which rode big numbers for an NFL playoff game in the first hour of primetime to the top spot. FOX's animated shows and ABC's "Revenge" held up reasonably well opposite the Globes.

CBS delivered 18.1 million viewers and a 10.8 rating/16 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live NFL broadcast NBC (15.5 million, 9.4/14) currently stands in second. ABC (4.2 million, 2.7/4) finished a distant third and FOX (3.8 million, 2.2/3) trailed.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS scored a 4.8 rating to edge NBC's 4.7. FOX posted a 1.8 and ABC a 1.1.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL playoffs - Broncos/Chargers (36.3 million viewers, 20.4/31 households)
NBC: "Golden Globes Arrivals" (10.7 million, 6.6/10)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.1 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (2 million, 1.2/2)/"American Dad" rerun (2.4 million, 1.4/2)
18-49 leader: NFL playoffs (11.3)

8 p.m.
NBC: Golden Globe Awards (18.4 million, 11.0/16)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (17 million, 10.3/16)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.7 million, 2.6/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (4 million, 2.2/3)
ABC: "The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes" (3.3 million, 2.2/3)
18-49 leader: Golden Globe Awards (5.7)

9 p.m.
NBC: Golden Globe Awards (17.3 million, 10.3/15)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.8 million, 6.3/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.65 million, 3.7/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" (5.1 million, 3.0/4)/"American Dad" (4.35 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: Golden Globe Awards (5.6)

10 p.m.
NBC: Golden Globe Awards (15.5 million, 9.5/16)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (9.4 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: "Betrayal" (2.8 million, 2.0/3)
18-49 leader: Golden Globe Awards (4.9)

Revenge's Justin Hartley Is Dating Days of Our Lives's Chrishell Stause

(1/11/14) (eonline.com) (Photo) Talk about a new beautiful couple.

Revenge star Justin Hartley and All My Children's Chrishell Stause are dating, her rep confirmed to E! News on Friday, Jan. 10.

The duo most recently walked the red carpet together and wrapped their arms around each other at the 2014 Unbridled Eve Derby Prelude Party on Thursday, Jan. 9, in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor sported a purple dress shirt, a gray jacket and black slacks, while the 32-year-old starlet wore a black sleeveless top, a patterned miniskirt and black pumps.

In several interesting twists of fate, Stause costarred alongside Hartley's ex-wife, Lindsay Hartley, on the long-running soap opera. Stause also appeared as an extra on Passions, in a scene featuring the former couple.

Lindsay filed for divorce from Justin in 2012 and cited "irreconcilable differences," per TMZ. The pair met on the set of Passions in 2003 and married a year later. They have one daughter.

Hartley currently stars on the ABC hit series as Madeleine Stowe's illegitimate son Patrick Osbourne. He is also known for his roles on Passions as well as Smallville. Stause can be seen on Days of Our Lives.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

(1/6/14) The first round of the NFL playoffs gave FOX a huge bump Sunday, as the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers ate up an hour of primetime. After the game, "The Simpsons" delivered its best ratings in a long time, and the rest of the network's animated shows were up as well.

Also Sunday, "Revenge" returned to its best 18-49 rating in three months for ABC, and a "Bachelor" preview special did OK. NBC began the post-NFL part of its season with "Dateline" and a Jimmy Fallon special, which drew decent numbers. "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" were in line with their most recent airings for CBS.

FOX drew 17.75 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/15 share in households Sunday, pending updates for the live NFL broadcast. CBS (8.3 million, 5.3/8) came in second. NBC (5.8 million, 3.6/5) and ABC (5.795 million, 3.6/5) finished in a virtual tie for third.

FOX dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with 6.6 rating. NBC took second with a 1.6, beating out ABC's 1.5 and CBS' 1.3.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (38.7 million viewers, 21.2/31 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (7.4 million, 4.7/7)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.8 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.65 million, 3.0/4)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (12.7)

8 p.m.
FOX: "The Simpsons" (12 million, 6.9/10)/"Bob's Burgers" (6.35 million, 3.7/5)
NBC: "Dateline" (7.1 million, 4.5/7)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (6.75 million, 4.2/6)
ABC: Special - "The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo" (6.3 million, 3.8/6)
18-49 leader: "The Simpsons" (5.2)

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.2 million, 5.9/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.7 million, 4.3/6)
NBC: Special - "The Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (5.7 million, 3.4/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" (5.75 million, 3.4/5)/"American Dad" (5 million, 3.1/5)
18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (3.0)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (9.9 million, 6.2/10)
NBC: "The Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (5.7 million, 3.4/5)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3.4 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: "The Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (2.1)

ABC Limits Next-Day Availability of Full Episodes

(1/2/14) ABC — which to date among broadcast networks has offered perhaps the most regular and wide availability of full episodes via streaming — is set to enact some limitations.

The network announced on its Watch ABC portal that starting Monday, Jan. 6, only those who can verify their cable subscription* — or those who use the Hulu Plus premium service — will be able to access full episodes the following day.

Those aiming to play morning-after catch-up without a valid cable service log-in or via Hulu’s free service will need to wait eight days after broadcast before new episodes become available for streaming.

Next-day downloads as always will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video. On-demand viewings are also still an option, but again — cable.

* Providers include AT&T U-verse, Cablevision Optimum, Charter, Comcast XFINITY, Cox Communications, Google Fiber, Midcontinent and Verizon FiOS — but not DISH, DirecTV and Time Warner Cable

Ashley Madekwe Goes from Revenge to Salem

(12/23/13) When Ashley Madekwe learned that her character, Ashley, was being written out of ABC's Revenge in this season's premiere, she asked the writers to get rid of her in "a big, splashy death." Instead, Ashley was run out of town. Zzzzzz. But now Madekwe will see some real action as one of the stars of WGN America's period drama Salem, which is based on the real-life Massachusetts witch hunts and will debut this spring.

She plays Tituba, one of the first women accused of witchcraft. "I had a costume fitting today, and it's quite a different look for me than I had on Revenge," Madekwe says. "The series takes place in the 1690s. In our version, there really are witches, but they're not the ones being accused."

Madekwe's real-life husband, Iddo Goldberg, has a recurring role on the show. "Iddo plays Isaac," she says. "He's a guy who gets the word fornicator branded on his forehead. You know those Puritans; they looked down on fornication."

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

(12/16/13) The finale of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" was about even with the show's finale in the spring, but that was only good for third place in Sunday's ratings. NBC and FOX led the way thanks at least in part to NFL games.

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" was below average, but it still led its three hours of primetime for the network. FOX's animated shows got a big boost from an afternoon NFL game that ate up nearly an hour of primetime, giving "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers" and "Family Guy" their best numbers of the season. ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" went the other way, dropping some from last week.

Numbers for NBC, FOX and CBS will all change some with updates for NFL telecasts (CBS primetime started a few minutes late in some markets). As things stand now, though, NBC (12.2 million viewers, 7.5/12 households) leads the way, with FOX (11 million, 6.4/10) in second. CBS took third with 9.7 million viewers and a 5.7/9. ABC (5.7 million, 3.6/6) trailed.

FOX scored a 4.1 rating in adults 18-49, pending NFL updates. NBC was right behind with a 4.0, followed by CBS, 2.2, and ABC, 1.4.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (20.4 million viewers, 11.8/19 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.6 million, 6.7/11)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.65 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (6.1 million, 3.6/6)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (6.7)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Steelers/Bengals (14.4 million, 8.6/13)
CBS: "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" finale (10.4 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (8.4 million, 4.9/8)/"Bob's Burgers" (5.5 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.4 million, 3.8/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (4.6)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (15.4 million, 9.4/14)
CBS: "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" finale (9.9 million, 5.6/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.1 million, 4.2/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" (6.3 million, 3.8/6)/"American Dad" (4.9 million, 3.0/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.1)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (13 million, 8.2/14)
CBS: "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" reunion (7.7 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3.7 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (4.5)

Postmortem: Revenge Boss on the Aftermath of the Shooting and What's Next

(12/15/13) [Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's midseason finale of Revenge. Read at your own risk!]

Payback is a bloody bitch for Revenge's Emily Thorne.

On Sunday's midseason finale, Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Daniel (Josh Bowman) finally walked down the aisle, but Emily's plan to frame Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) for her "murder" went awry after Daniel caught wind of her betrayal and shot his new bride himself. Of course, Emily doesn't die, but as previews for the winter premiere showed, Emily wakes up in a hospital bed with a serious case of amnesia.

Could this completely change the course of the show? Will Daniel be implicated in the attempted murder of his wife? And now that Victoria has seen the photo of a brunette Emily, will she realize her true identity? Executive producer Sunil Nayar chatted with a small group of reporters about what's to come for the series in the new year.

Was Daniel always going to be the shooter?

Sunil Nayar: We played around with a lot of different options. We had three different people we were sort of seriously considering and tried to make it work. But then thinking [about] the stories we want to tell that come out of the shooting, we just wanted to do the one that was the juiciest and ultimately changes the show as much as possible. We almost paint ourselves into a corner where you think, "How on earth are they going to get out of this," because we've established so many realities we can't deny are true now. But seeing previews for the coming episodes, I think we found elegant ways out of these problems that give us more story going into the back end.

Does Emily really have amnesia?

Nayar: At the moment, she has lost her memory of all of it. You'll see how we play out the amnesia story line because it's quite the soap opera trope. But what we've done with it is the way Revenge would do it, which is in a way that's extremely satisfying which you'll see in the first episode back. You never know who's telling the truth at any given moment, so we play with the amnesia idea in many different ways.

How is Daniel going to feel about shooting Emily?

Nayar: He's tormented by the nature of what he's done. You get a sense that right after he shot her, there's this flicker of regret that he did a thing in a brash act. He's been completely betrayed. It's not like you don't understand the impulse to do it, but carrying through with the act was the big moment for Daniel that he will have to wrestle with. [He'll also] wrestle with the fact that now he's learned the truth about this woman he's given his heart over to back and forth over the years. So, you'll see a real transformation of him. There's regret that comes from that initially, but then it grows into a strength and hardening in Daniel Grayson because the person he trusted the most has really upended the nature of that trust.

Will he be an immediate suspect?

Nayar: There are a couple of different people who become primary suspects in the first episode back. Emily is not a benefit [for police] in the investigation, but they will have evidence on the boat they're pursuing, and then photo evidence from what Margo's doing on the boat. In classic Revenge style, you'll see how one person becomes a suspect then it shifts over to someone else's focus.

How long have you been planning to bring Lydia (Amber Valletta) back?

Nayar: We wanted to bring Lydia back from the moment we got together at the beginning of the season. We thought Victoria got off the plane, so people don't need a whole lot of back story of how's she still alive. We thought the best time to [bring her back] would be as we got to the shooting episode and the aftermath of it. She brings in such a great element of chaos with her and she becomes a great suspect for what's going to happen. And she brings Conrad into a story in a way we haven't seen before, so it seemed like a no-brainer really.

Has Victoria put it together that Emily is Amanda Clarke?

Nayar: She doesn't know she's Amanda Clarke, but she knows some of her suspicions are actually correct, which gives Victoria a great engine going into the second half of the season. She now has power in the relationship she didn't have before. But Victoria has seen that picture and there's no going back on it.

What's coming up for Nolan (Gabriel Mann) and Patrick (Justin Hartley)?

Nayar: We always knew we'd bring back Victoria's son and that he'd become a love interest for Nolan. Frankly, we're really going to put them through their paces when we come back. Happy relationships are fine and dandy, but that's not where the show thrives. So, Patrick seeing that there's this space between the painting that Nolan obviously bought from his mother is going to have him call into question with whom his [loyalties] lie. It'll cause great conflict in the Victoria-Patrick-Nolan triangle.

Where is Jack (Nick Wechsler) in all of this?

Nayar: We've had Jack scrutinize the nature of who Emily is and what she's doing, but he will come to see in the aftermath of the shooting that it's really his ultimatum that's led her to be in this position. There's a bit of culpability he has for it, so you'll start seeing the thaw between Emily and Jack as we get into the second half. He's now taken things from her too. It's a more equivalent relationship.

What did you think of the finale?

Revenge returns for three episodes on Sunday, January 9 at 9/8c followed by a winter premiere on March 9 at 10/9c on ABC.

Shocker: [Spoiler] shot Emily! What's next for the Graysons

(12/15/13) Did you see that one coming? On the "Revenge" fall finale, "Exodus," we finally discovered the identity of the person who shot Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp): it was her new husband, Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman) -- a tragic consequence of Emily's vengeance plan gone wrong.

Instead of framing Victoria for murder and running away with Aiden, Emily ended up wounded in the water, shot by her drunk husband after he overheard Victoria confronting Emily about her secret identity. Even more dramatically, in the previews for January's three episodes, we saw that Emily does survive (duh, there's kind of no show without her) but she's suffering from amnesia.

Zap2it spoke to "Revenge" showrunner Sunil Nayar about the shocking episode. Here are some teasers he had on the juiciest story lines, including who else was considered as a potential shooter (Aiden, Victoria, and Lydia), and where we'll pick up in January (shortly after the shooting):

On making Daniel the shooter:

"We played around with lots of different options," Nayar says. "We had three different people that we were really seriously sort of considering ... [but decided we] want to do the one that's the juiciest and then ultimately changes the show as much as possible. We wanted to almost paint ourselves into a corner where you'll think 'How on Earth are they going to get out of this?'"

On Daniel's reaction to his crime:

"He's tormented by the nature of what he's done. You even get a sense that right after he shot her there's this regret that he did a thing in a brash act, but he's been completely betrayed. It's not like you don't understand the impulse to do it. Carrying through with the act I think was the big moment for Daniel. He will have to wrestle with the demons of what that means and wrestle with the fact that now he's learned the truth about this woman that he's given his heart over to back and forth over the last couple of years. You're going to see a real transformation in him -- there's a regret that will come from it initially but then it'll grow in to a kind of strength, a kind of hardening in Daniel Grayson because the person that he trusted the most has really upended the nature of that trust."

On who the police will suspect:

"There's a couple different people who become primary suspects in the episode we have back in January. Obviously Emily is not a benefit to them in the nature of the investigation, but they will have evidence on the boat that they're pursuing and then they'll have photo evidence from what Margaux's doing on the boat, so the Voulez part sort of is primary in the investigation. In classic 'Revenge' style, you'll see how one person becomes a real suspect and then it sort of shifts over to someone else's focus."

On Emily's amnesia:

"She has at the moment lost her memory of all of it and you'll see how we play out the amnesia storyline because it's obviously it's quite the soap opera trope. I think that what we've done with it is extremely satisfying. We wanted to do it in the way that I think this show is capable of doing things where you never know who's telling the truth at any given moment."

On Victoria's discovery about Emily's identity:

You're going to see how that changes things. You're going to see Patrick saw where the infinity box is hidden and again just to put as many game changers as we can coming into January to sort of realize like 'Oh, some of the secrets are going to be out. Look again. Victoria's seen that picture. There's not going back on that.' And so that we wanted to set up things that change it that they have a greater knowledge who Emily is going forward and then Emily will then slowly understand that the circumstances of what she can do are now drastically different also.

On how this will change Emily's mission:

"She definitely does still want to take the Graysons down. That will never be a mission that leaves her. But again, with Victoria knowing who she is and as we play things out coming back, she's going to understand that the way she has to go about this is going to be completely different than she's done it in the past."

Postmortem: Emily's Shooter Is Finally Revealed-Boss Spills Scoop on What's Next

(12/15/13) Spoiler Alert: Do not read the following article if you've yet to watch Revenge's midseason finale, which aired Sunday, Dec. 15. Seriously, don't make us bust out our red Sharpies by complaining about spoilers in the comments!

It was the groom on the boat with a gun.

In Revenge's midseason finale, we finally learned the identity of the person who shoots Emily (Emily VanCamp) on her wedding day: Her new husband Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman)! After learning his ex-girlfriend (whom he's still in love with) tried to kill herself and overhearing Emily admit to Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) that she lied about her pregnancy to keep Daniel, the inebriated groom shot his bride, with two seasons of Emily's lies and manipulation finally coming back to bite her in a big way.

Here, the ABC sudser's showrunner Sunil Nayar talks about the reasoning behind having Daniel be the one to pull the trigger and Bowman's reaction to the reveal. Plus, Nayar previews what viewers can expect when the show returns in January...

So how did Bowman react to the news that he was the shooter? "He was blown away," Nayar reveals, but adds, "he was obviously very concerned because it's a big move." The writers soon assured him that they would get Daniel to an "emotional place where we're going to believe" that he would shoot Emily.

"I think he did a fabulous job, but he was knocked out that he was going to be the shooter," he explains. "But also in a very legitimate way, we wanted to make sure we were going to attend to the nature of his character going forward and it wasn't going to be for simply sensational like, 'Holy moly, I can't believe it's Daniel,' that it actually informs his character going forward, and the dynamic between Emily and all of the Graysons. So I think that with his input, we really got to the right place for it, and you'll see where we get to going forward."

As for Bowman's recent headline-making request for Daniel to be killed off, Nayar says, "Josh had gotten himself into a space because he knew he was doing this storyline that I think that some of the darkness was in there in a way so that when he was speaking to people, he had just such a commitment to where his character was going that I think he, in his mind, just let it go to the nth degree...Coming out of it, anybody could die on Revenge at any time, so it wasn't an insane thing to say, but we love Josh and obviously we have plans for his character."

But don't expect to see Daniel punished for his sin right away as Nayar says "a couple different people become primary suspects" in the investigation, with "the photo evidence" from Margot and Voulez's coverage of the celebration playing a "primary" part in the police's search.

While Daniel might not be the primary suspect initially, fans will see the young Grayson to be "tormented by the nature of what he's done," Nayar previews. "There's a regret that will come from it initially but then it will grow into a kind of strength, a kind of hardening in Daniel Grayson, because the person he kind of trusted the most has really upended the nature of that trust. So I think it's going to be a great journey we're going to put him on."

And yes, Nayar is fully aware that Emily losing her memory, which was revealed in the promo for the show's January return, may have caused an eye or two to roll. "You'll see how we play out the amnesia storyline because, obviously, it's quite the soap opera trope, and I think that what we've done with it is the way that Revenge would do it; in a way that's extremely satisfying, that you will see in the first episode back."

In the second half of the season, Nayar says, "We want to really answer the humanity of Emily Thorne, to get back to the girl that was destroyed by what the Graysons did, to get back to the family that destroyed her."

But that may be hard to do now that Victoria has seen the photo of Emily from years ago, proving she has been targeting the Grayson family for years.

"There's no going back on that, and so we wanted to set up things so that we have a greater knowledge of who Emily is going forward, and Emily will then slowly understand that the circumstances of what she can do are now drastically different also," Nayar spills. "[Victoria] now has the power in the relationship, which she hasn't had obviously in the first half of the season."

What did you think of Revenge's midseason finale? Were you shocked by Daniel being revealed as the shooter?

Lost/FNL Alum Brett Cullen Joins Cast as [Spoiler]'s Estranged Father

(12/12/13) Revenge is getting to the bottom of Patrick’s daddy issue — specifically, who the heck is he?

The ABC soap has tapped TV vet Brett Cullen (Lost, Friday Night Lights and, currently, Devious Maids) to join the Season 3 cast in the recurring role of Jimmy, the biological father of Victoria’s love child Patrick (Justin Hartley), TVLine has learned exclusively.

Jimmy, who has gone on to start a family of his own, is described as a ruggedly handsome construction worker who possesses a troubled gaze. He’s slated to turn up in this season’s 13th episode, airing Jan. 19.

Casting Scoop: NYPD Blue Star to Play Conrad's First Wife With "Secrets That Will Blow You Away"

(12/11/13) Something wicked this way comes!

As if the return of Lydia Davis (Amber Valletta), her husband's mistress, wasn't enough for Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) to deal, we've exclusively learned that Conrad's (Henry Czerny) first wife is set to come to the Hamptons to stir up some trouble for the Grayson family.

And the lady cast to play the woman scorned by Conrad and Victoria? Gail O'Grady! E! News has exclusively confirmed that the NYPD Blue and American Dreams star will take on the role of the former Mrs. Grayson, who will arrive in town in episode 13.

Divorced from Conrad, who left her for Victoria, for over 25 years, O'Grady's "West Coast posh" chararacter will surprise her former hubby and Victoria when she arrives in town unexpectedly.

"That's someone who has always been out there and now we're pretty much planning on having her introduced at some point in time," Revenge showrunner Sunil Nayar recently spilled of Conrad's first wife. "We're pretty excited about the part and she brings with her secrets that will also blow you guys away that are going to be great."

Aside from NYPD Blue, which she starred on for six years, O'Grady has also appeared on hit shows such as Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives and Hawaii Five-0. Her last series regular role was on the CW's shortlived cheerleading drama Hellcats.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

(12/10/13) FOX's animation lineup got a boost Sunday from an NFL lead-in as "Bob's Burgers," "Family Guy" and "American Dad" were all up from their most recent outings and "The Simpsons" was even.

The finale of "The Amazing Race" on CBS, however took a hit in adults 18-49, falling half a point compared to last fall's final episode. (The network's primetime was delayed in a number of markets, so its numbers will change some in the final overnights.) NBC led per usual with "Sunday Night Football," and "Once Upon a Time" was up some for ABC.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (15.1 million viewers, 9.0/14 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.4 million, 7.2/11)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.2 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7 million, 4.0/6)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (5.1)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Panthers/Saints (15.7 million, 9.3/14)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" finale (9.45 million, 5.6/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.9 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (6.8 million, 4.0/6)/"Bob's Burgers" (4.6 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.4)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (17.7 million, 10.7/16)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" finale (9 million, 5.2/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (6 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" (5.2 million, 3.0/4)/"American Dad" (4.3 million, 2.5/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.3)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (14.8 million, 9.0/14)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (9.6 million, 5.9/10)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3.1 million, 2.2/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.6)

Revenge Alum Max Martini Joins Fifty Shades of Grey

(11/26/13) Max Martini has joined the cast of Fifty Shades of Grey, Deadline.com reports.

The Revenge alum will play Jason Taylor, the bodyguard of Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan).

Based on the best-selling S&M trilogy, the film will also star Ben and Kate's Dakota Johnson as Christian's younger love interest, Anastasia Steele, as well as Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes and Jennifer Ehle.

Best known for playing the Graysons' private investigator Hank on the ABC drama as well as Mack Gerhardt on The Unit, Martini recently co-starred in Captain Phillips. He will next appear in NBC's upcoming series, Crisis.

Is Josh Bowman Leaving Revenge?

(11/20/13) Revenge's Daniel Grayson has been imprisoned, repeatedly betrayed, replaced in his mother's heart by a brother he didn't know existed, and now his new wife has been shot — which leaves a mentally exhausted Josh Bowman wondering if enough's enough. "I'm trying to pitch a Daniel death by the end of the season," says Bowman, who plans to express his concerns to the producers. "I love working on the show, but I'm just being honest. My character has flip-flopped the most, and it's been so hard for me to play."

Should Daniel live to see another season, Bowman would like him to become a true villain. "He should be despicable, disgusting and emotionless — worse than Conrad," he says. "Everything that he never wanted to be times 10! For me, that would be fun and the only way to keep him around."

Coming Next Year on Revenge

(11/19/13) Revenge returns in January for three episodes before going on hiatus again until March. Here's a peek at new storms heading to the Hamptons.

- Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) moves out of the Stowaway and finds her first love interest since Declan's death. "She's getting an apartment," says Allen.

- Expect a huge reveal about Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Jack (Nick Wechsler) that will cause them to see each other in a different light and make them realize they can never let each other go.

- With the possible reappearance of the person who took advantage of her as a teen, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) will be forced to ­revisit her dark past. "We are going to discover this man," Stowe says. "And Patrick doesn't know he is this monster's son."

- Nolan (Gabriel Mann) embarks on a new business endeavor and takes on a protégé. "This is news to me, but I love it," Mann says. "Nolan's wealth of knowledge should be passed on."

ABC's Midseason Schedule: Revenge On the Move

(11/19/13) The network will also shift Revenge to the Sundays-at-10 slot starting March 9 to make room for freshman drama Resurrection.

First Look: Revenge's Emily and Daniel Say "I Do"

(11/18/13) (Photo) In a glass-framed Palos Verdes, Calif., chapel on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the cast of ABC's Revenge has gathered for the wedding of Emily Rebecca Thorne (Emily VanCamp) and Daniel Edward Grayson (Josh Bowman), which will air on the Dec. 15 midseason finale. "From the moment we met, I knew this was in our destiny," the bride tells her betrothed in front of a congregation that includes best man Conrad (Henry Czerny) and maid of honor Charlotte (Christa B. Allen). "Thanks for letting me into your life...into your family. Today we share a bond that's unbreakable. Till death parts us..."

While the ceremony and reception go off mostly without a hitch, it's on the newlyweds' doomed honeymoon cruise to Nantucket — with Emily's in-laws onboard — where the bride's nefarious plan to take down the Graysons goes seriously awry. No one will die by the end of the episode, says executive producer Sunil Nayar, but — as teased in September's season premiere — Emily gets shot. The culprit is a bold, gutsy choice that will change everything. "This really is the culmination of the last two and a half years of Revenge plotting," says Gabriel Mann, whose Nolan walks the bride down the aisle. "This wedding and the aftermath are setting us up for a darker tone," VanCamp says. "Emily is going to be helpless for a little bit, which is something we haven't seen."

The reveal, says VanCamp, is "incredibly shocking — certainly not anything Emily was expecting." So who gives Ms. Thorne the biggest surprise of her life? Here are six likely suspects:

Patrick Osbourne: Victoria's son (Justin Hartley) already tried to kill Conrad, and producers have said the character is capable of doing anything to protect his mom.

Kara Clarke: Having been left off the guest list, might Emily's disturbed mom return, once again off her meds and seeking vengeance?

Sara Munello: Daniel's ex (Annabelle Stephenson) can't get back with her true love unless Emily is out of the picture for good.

A member of the Grayson family: If Emily's true identity and revenge plan are finally exposed, the most logical shooter would be someone from this diabolical clan.

Lydia Davis: Conrad's mistress, who was ­recently revealed to be alive, might wish to send someone else to the grave.

Mason Treadwell: One of Emily's few targets to survive has been in prison. Maybe he'll be paroled in time to shoot the woman who sent him there.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

(11/18/13) The debut of "Almost Human" on FOX Sunday drew decent numbers, but it also lost a good amount of its NFL lead-in and dropped off some in its second half. Still, it ranks among the better drama premieres of the fall, and FOX says it was the highest-rated entertainment program of the night among women 18-49.

Also Sunday, a highly anticipated "Sunday Night Football" matchup between Kansas City and Denver drew big numbers for NBC. "The Mentalist" had its biggest total audience since its season premiere, and "Revenge" and "Betrayal" were up a little bit for ABC. "Once Upon a Time," however, took a little bit of a hit.

NBC scored 20.8 million viewers and an 11.9 rating/18 share in households for the night, double the 10.4 million and 6.0/9 for second-place FOX. (Both networks' numbers will be adjusted for live broadcasts.) CBS (10 million, 6.3/10) came in third, and ABC (5.6 million, 3.5/5) trailed.

NBC's 7.5 rating among adults 18-49 beat the combined total of the other three networks. FOX was the best of the rest with a 3.8. CBS posted a 1.6 and ABC a 1.4.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (17.8 million viewers, 10.2/16 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.9 million, 7.5/12)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (10.4 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.8 million, 3.7/6)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (6.1)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Chiefs/Broncos (22.6 million, 13.3/20)
FOX: "Almost Human" series premiere (9.1 million, 5.3/8)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.09 million, 5.5/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.6 million, 4.0/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (8.2)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (26.4 million, 15.1/22)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.65 million, 6.1/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.75 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.1 million, 2.6/4)/"Family Guy" (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (9.4)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (22.65 million, 13.3/22)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (9.5 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3.35 million, 2.3/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (8.7)

Revenge Revives Amber Valletta's Lydia Davis

(11/18/13) Wow! I never saw that coming. On the Nov. 17 episode of Revenge, Amber Valletta's Lydia Davis returned from the dead after presumably perishing in a plane crash at the end of Season 1. Turns out no one was more surprised that Valletta, who was given no indication that Lydia would ever return after shooting her last episode in early 2012.

"Mike Kelley (the show's creator and then-executive producer) told me, 'Thank you for your work, but we're going to kill you now,'" recalls the actress. "After that, you kind of think, 'Okay, that's it.' And then the whole second season they didn't have Lydia come back."

Lydia's fate changed when Sunil Nayar replaced Kelley as showrunner. "I was pleasantly surprised and really excited to be back," says Valletta, who has been keeping secret Lydia's return "for months. Sunil told me he put Lydia's name up on the writers' planning board when he took over, so I've known since very early into the season. It was really hard for me to keep it secret because I'm good friends with some of the cast, including Josh (Bowman), Emily (VanCamp), Gabe (Mann) and Henry (Czerny). I see Madeleine (Stowe) a lot in my neighborhood, and when I bumped into her she still didn't know. And if anyone would have known, it would have been her. Then I accidentally said something to her husband and told him not to tell her, but then I got a text from Madeleine saying, 'I can't believe it; I'm so glad!'"

Perhaps we shouldn't have been too surprised, considering Stowe's Victoria had also been among that same doomed flight's dead before making a dramatic return. "Because Victoria was Lydia's best friend, there's no way Lydia would have watched Victoria get off the plane without following her," Valletta says. "Especially considering we were going to testify in the David Clarke case. We ended up bartering a deal that we would lay low, but while Victoria returned to being queen of the Hamptons, I was schlepping drinks down in Ecuador."

As viewers saw, Lydia emerged from the shadows as a pawn of Margaux, who is trying to dig up dirt on the Graysons. "I really like Margaux, but she's no match for Lydia," says Valletta, who'll appear in four episodes before starting working on TNT's new political drama, Legends, in March. "Once I make my presence known, my scenes will be with Victoria, Conrad and Emily. Lydia is still genuinely in love with Conrad, and also knows something's not right with Emily. There are some classic lines coming and things with Victoria get really gnarly. We go toe to toe and it even gets physical. The bitch is back!"

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

(11/11/13) NBC's "Sunday Night Football" game was a blowout, but the New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys contest still pulled in a ratings win for the network. CBS also got a bump from its late-afternoon NFL game, but the network's regular lineup was more or less in line with recent weeks.

Also Sunday, ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" gave back their gains from last week. FOX's animated shows were down as well.

NBC averaged 15.8 million viewers and a 9.3 rating/14 share among households in primetime, beating CBS' 13.1 million and 8.1/13 (pending updates for both networks; the Eye's NFL game pushed the start of primetime back 46 minutes). ABC (5.6 million, 3.4/5) finished a distant third, and FOX (3.6 million, 2.2/3) trailed.

The adults 18-49 title also went to NBC, which scored a 5.7 rating in the demographic. CBS was the best of the rest at 3.0, followed by FOX, 1.6, and ABC, 1.4.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (20 million viewers, 11.9/19 households)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.65 million, 4.5/7)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (3.7 million, 2.2/4)/"American Dad" rerun (2.7 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (5.7)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Cowboys/Saints (17.7 million, 10.1/15)
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (13.5 million, 8.2/12)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.6 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.3 million, 2.5/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.2 million, 1.9/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.2)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (20.35 million, 11.9/18)
CBS: "The Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (9.3 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.5 million, 3.7/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.2 million, 2.6/4)/"American Dad" (3.25 million, 2.1/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.3)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (17.5 million, 10.5/17)
CBS: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (9.7 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3.25 million, 2.2/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.6)

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

(11/4/13) Per usual, NFL games ruled Sunday night's ratings, with both NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast and an afternoon game that ate up an hour of primetime on CBS producing big numbers.

The CBS game helped "The Amazing Race" and "The Good Wife" to improved ratings as they started an hour later than usual. ("The Mentalist" aired a repeat out of primetime.) ABC's "Once Upon a Time," "Revenge" and "Betrayal" all rose a little bit. "Family Guy" was even with its last original episode four weeks ago, but the rest of FOX's animated shows were down a little.

CBS led the total-viewer race in primetime with 14.35 million along with an 8.9 rating/14 share in households. NBC (12.6 million, 7.7/12) finished second; both its and CBS' numbers will be adjusted for their live NFL telecasts. ABC (6.1 million, 3.8/6) came in third, and FOX (4.3 million, 2.5/4) trailed.

NBC won the adults 18-49 title with a 4.6 rating, beating the 3.3 for second-place CBS. FOX scored a 1.9 and ABC a 1.6.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover (23.1 million viewers, 13.8/21 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (6.2 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (4.3 million, 2.5/4)/"The Simpsons" rerun (3.5 million, 2.1/3)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (6.6)

8 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (15.1 million, 9.3/14)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Colts/Texans (14.1 million, 8.4/12)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.5 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (5.5 million, 3.1/5)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.75 million, 2.3/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.1)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16 million, 9.6/14)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.4 million, 5.9/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.3 million, 4.2/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.9 million, 2.9/4)/"American Dad" (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.7)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (14.3 million, 9.0/15)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.8 million, 6.4/11)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3.5 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.6)

Everwood Reunion: See Emily VanCamp, Sarah Drew and More Together After Seven Years!

(11/4/13) (Photo) Attention all Everwood fans!

The cast of the former hit WB show reunited over the weekend at Sarah Drew's Los Angeles home. Emily VanCamp posted a pic of the group, which included Gregory Smith and Tom Amandes.

"Wonderful time with some old friends tonight," the Revenge star wrote.

So does this mean that we can expect the actors to reunite on the small screen in the near future? Well, not so fast.

It looks like all four stars are currently involved with some seriously successful projects of their own.

After all, Amandes is on the Kerry Washington-helmed drama, Scandal, while Drew is currently seeing major success as a series regular on Grey's Anatomy.

Drew wrote on her Twitter page, "loved catching up with these folks last night!"

Everwood ran for four seasons on The WB and wrapped up in 2006. The show featured numerous other famous faces including Chris Pratt, Scott Wolfe and Marcia Cross.

Would you want to see the cast of the show reunite?

Revenge Wedding First Look: Costume Designer Sounds Off on Creating Emily's Gorgeous Gown-See the Pic!

(10/30/13) (Photo) Here comes the bride...and the Hampton's next victim?!

The wedding three seasons and (a lifetime worth of revenge-ing) in the making is finally upon us, Revenge fans! In the season three premiere, Emily (Emily VanCamp) finally set a date for the two biggest events in her life: Her wedding to Daniel (Josh Bowman) and her final takedown of Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), the mother of the groom. (Of course, it could also be the date of her death as the season opened with Emily being shot in her dress.)

And though Halloween is tomorrow in our world, Aug. 8 is right around the corner in the Hamptons, which means it's time for the big day and we've got your first look at Emily in her gorgeous gown with a truly dashing Nolan (Gabriel Mann) by her side! Doesn't she look effortlessly gorgeous? Too bad Revenge costume designer Jill Ohannesson says finding the right dress wasn't exactly an easy task...

"I actually designed the dress because they came to me and basically said, 'Here's what we need this dress to do, Jill. We need for her to be able to fall off the boat and when she falls we want to dress to flow out,'" Jill tells us. "And they wanted to be able to hide something underneath the skirt of the dress. And we needed four of them initially. I was like, great, how am I going to afford four dresses that I can get right now that's going to be able to do all of those things.

She continues, "Knowing Emily and knowing she likes a slim silhouette, I knew I wasn't going to find everything in one dress, so I basically sketched out four different designs and brought it to our producers."

Of the four designs, there was a clear winner (Can't ya tell from the picture?!), as Jill explains, "It was a unanimous decision on the one that we chose, which was this beautiful column of alencon lace, then it's an overskirt of tulle that gives it that beautiful movement when she's in the water."

And though it was a lot of work (especially considering she had to create the dress in time for the flash-forward in the season premiere!), Jill says, "It was really exciting for me and such an honor to get to design the dress myself."

So what will some of the other Revenge stars be wearing on the big day? Jill was tight-lipped, simply teasing, "Some of what the people were wearing at the wedding was dictated by the writing. Some of it called for very specific looks."

The wedding episode's title? "Exodus." Chills!

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

(10/28/13) FOX captured a ratings win Sunday as its coverage of the World Series continued to bring in solid numbers, with an assist this time from a late-afternoon NFL game running into primetime. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" game was down some, but it did beat the World Series game head-to-head among adults 18-49.

Also Sunday, "Once Upon a Time" and "Betrayal" improved a little on last week's performance for ABC, and "Revenge" was steady. CBS' "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" both rose in viewers, and "The Mentalist" was also up among adults 18-49 (pending adjustments for NFL games running into primetime in a handful of markets).

FOX averaged 16.7 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/16 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live telecasts. NBC (12.3 million, 7.2/11) finished second (also pending updates). CBS took third with 9.1 million viewers and a 5.8/9, and ABC trailed with 5.55 million viewers and a 3.4/5.

FOX also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 5.1 rating, topping NBC's 4.5. ABC and CBS tied for third at 1.5.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (20.6 million viewers, 12.3/20 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.3 million, 6.7/11)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.1 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (6 million, 3.6/6)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (7.0)

8 p.m.
FOX: World Series Game 4 - Red Sox/Cardinals (16.6 million, 9.8/15)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Packers/Vikings (13.9 million, 8.0/12)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (8.2 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7 million, 4.1/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.0)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (15.4 million, 8.9/13)
FOX: World Series Game 4 (14.9 million, 8.7/13)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.1 million, 5.9/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.65 million, 3.7/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.7)

10 p.m.
FOX: World Series Game 4 (14.6 million, 8.7/14)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (13.9 million, 8.3/13)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (8.8 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3.4 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.3)

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

(10/21/13) The heavily hyped Denver Broncos-Indianapolis Colts game on "Sunday Night Football" lived up to the advance billing, and it scored ratings to match for NBC. The game scored the best metered-market ratings of the season for "SNF" and dominated the night.

Also Sunday, ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" dropped from a week ago, but "Betrayal" improved a little bit. CBS' lineup was delayed by a late-afternoon NFL game running into primetime, and FOX aired a full night of reruns.

NBC averaged 21.45 million viewers and a 12.6 rating/20 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live NFL telecast. CBS (12.3 million, 7.6/12) will also be adjusted for the NFL runover, but it will remain in second. ABC (5.6 million, 3.5/5) finished third, and FOX (2.7 million, 1.5/2) trailed.

NBC's 7.8 rating among adults 18-49 beat the combined total of the other three broadcast networks. CBS came in a distant second with a 2.7, followed by ABC, 1.4, and FOX, 1.1.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (20.4 million viewers, 12.2/20 households)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (11.1 million, 6.5/11)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.7 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.6 million, 1.6/3)/"Family Guy" rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/2)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (5.6)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Broncos/Colts (24.3 million, 14.1/21)
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (11.5 million, 7.2/11)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" reruns - two episodes (3.1 million, 1.7/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (8.7)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (27.5 million, 16.0/23)
CBS: "The Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (8.7 million, 5.6/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.1 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (2.75 million, 1.5/2)/"American Dad" rerun (2.2 million, 1.4/2)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (9.8)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (22.9 million, 13.6/22)
CBS: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (8.6 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3.6 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (8.8)

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

(10/14/13) Sunday was a good night for sports on TV. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" game between Dallas and Washington was up over last week, and FOX's coverage of baseball's American League Championship Series was way up over its comparable coverage last year.Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover (20.6 million viewers, 12.2/20 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.6 million, 6.9/12)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.2 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.15 million, 3.0/5)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (7.2)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Washington/Dallas (18 million, 10.3/16)
FOX: American League Championship Series Game 2 - Detroit/Boston (9.5 million, 5.9/9)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (8.1 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.4 million, 4.4/7)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.6)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (19.9 million, 11.6/17)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (8.4 million, 5.5/8)
FOX: ALCS Game 2 (7.8 million, 4.8/7)
ABC: "Revenge" (6 million, 4.0/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.2)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (19 million, 11.2/18)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (9.35 million, 6.1/10)
FOX: ALCS Game 2 (5.5 million, 4.7/7)
ABC: "Betrayal" (3 million, 2.2/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.4).

Ashley Madekwe In WGN's 'Salem'

(10/7/13) Ashley Madekwe, who just wrapped a two-year stint on ABC’s Revenge, has been cast in Salem, WGN America’s first scripted series, from Brannon Braga, Adam Simon and Fox21. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, it explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials. Madekwe, repped by Silver Lining Entertainment, Gersh and UK’s Gordon & French, will play Tituba, Salem’s most powerful witch Mary Sibley’s exotic and mysterious right hand and helper who hasn’t aged in the ten years she has been apart from her master.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

(10/7/13) NFL games dominated the ratings Sunday night, with NBC's prime-time telecast drawing its usual solid numbers (though a blowout game drove it down a little vs. last week) and a late-afternoon game spilling into the evening giving CBS a big boost.

Also Sunday, "The Simpsons'" annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode scored the best adults 18-49 rating of all the non-football programming for the night. "Once Upon a Time" was fairly steady for ABC, but "Revenge" and "Betrayal" both fell off from last week's premieres.

CBS currently stands in the lead among total viewers with 15.2 million and a 9.3 rating/15 share in households, but those numbers will change with the late-afternoon NFL runover and a couple of affiliates airing another evening game. NBC (12.6 million, 7.5/12) came in second, with its numbers also subject to change. ABC (5.3 million, 3.3/5) was a ways back in third, and FOX trailed with 4.6 million viewers and a 2.7/4.

NBC led the 18-49 demographic with a 4.9 rating, beating CBS' 3.8. FOX finished third with a 2.1, and ABC posted a 1.5.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (26.9 million viewers, 16.0/26 households)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (8.2 million, 4.6/8)
FOX: "The Simpsons" reruns (3.7 million, 2.2/4)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" rerun (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (8.3)

8 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (15 million, 9.2/14)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - 49ers/Texans (14.2 million, 8.3/13)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.7 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (6.3 million, 3.6/6)/"Bob's Burgers" (4.2 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.4)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (15.45 million, 9.1/14)
CBS: "The Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (9.4 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.7 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: "Family Guy" (5.2 million, 3.1/5)/"American Dad" (4.4 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.1)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (12.6 million, 7.8/13)
CBS: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (9.4 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: "Betrayal" (4 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.3)

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

(9/30/13) With a big finale and a number of premieres on cable, Sunday's slate of broadcast-network premieres fell well short of the benchmark they set a year ago.

"Sunday Night Football" once again carried NBC to an easy win for the night, but for just about every other show, the numbers were down compared to this time a year ago. ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" both dropped by double-digit percentages in adults 18-49, and "Betrayal" opened well below where "666 Park Avenue" did last year. ("OUAT" and "Revenge" at least improved on their averages from last spring.) CBS' "The Amazing Race," "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" were all down, as were "Family Guy" and the rest of FOX's animated shows.

(Numbers for the finale of "Breaking Bad," which likely had a sizable effect on the 9 p.m. shows, and premieres on Showtime and HBO will be available later in the day.)

NBC easily led the night with 15.35 million viewers and a 9.4 rating/15 share in households, pending updates for its live NFL telecast. CBS (9.45 million, 6.1/10) finished second in viewers. FOX took third with 8.1 million viewers and a 4.9/8, also pending updates as its late-afternoon NFL game encroached on primetime. ABC drew 6.7 million viewers and a 4.1/6.

The adults 18-49 title also went to NBC, which scored a 5.6 rating in the demographic. FOX currently stands in second with a 3.3. ABC posted a 2.0 and CBS a 1.6.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (14.1 million viewers, 8.4/14 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.4 million, 6.9/12)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.7 million, 4.7/8)
ABC: Special - "Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland" (5.1 million, 3.0/5)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (5.1)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Patriots/Falcons (18 million, 10.9/17)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" season premiere (8.8 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" season premiere (8.45 million, 4.8/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" season premiere (6.3 million, 3.8/6)/"Bob's Burgers" season premiere (4.4 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.3)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (18.7 million, 11.5/17)
CBS: "The Good Wife" season premiere (8.9 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: "Revenge" season premiere (8 million, 4.9/7)
FOX: "Family Guy" season premiere (5.25 million, 3.3/5)/"American Dad" season premiere (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.7)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16.8 million, 10.5/17)
CBS: "The Mentalist" season premiere (9.7 million, 6.2/10)
ABC: "Betrayal" series premiere (5.3 million, 3.6/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.5)

Season 3 Premiere Recap: A Main Character Exits, Jack Issues a Shocking Ultimatum and More

(9/30/13) Spoiler Alert: Do not continue reading if you've yet to watch Grey's Anatomy's season three premiere. Seriously, we meant it, spoilers are ahead! So no going down to the comments and complaining about us ruining your night. House rules!

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us once again, which kicks off the beginning of another summer season filled with secrets and sabotage on Revenge.

The ABC hit sudser returned for its third season on Sunday night with "Fear," a solid premiere episode which set up a whole new mystery in the opening scene's flashforward: Who shoots Emily (Emily VanCamp) on her wedding day?! But before the "wedding of the century," let's go back to the beginning of summer, which picks up six months after the events of the season two finale: Jack (Nick Wechsler) had learned Emily's true identity. Nolan (Gabriel Mann) had been arrested. Victoria's (Madeleine Stowe) long-lost son turned up at her door.

So what happened in the premiere? And which character made a swift exit from the Hamptons (possibly for good)?

Back and Badder Than Ever: Though now-Governor Conrad is hoping to eventually run for President (LOL!), his plans are derailed by a truly devious plan concocted by Emily: She makes him (and actual doctors) believe he has Huntington's disease. Cold-blooded! But it's all just the beginning of her nefarious endgame, which we're not quite sure entails. It does have a set date though: August 8th, which will also be Emily and Daniel's wedding date. "Ever since I was a kid, I always imagined something wonderful would happen on that day," Emily says. "Have the wedding of the century, take down Victoria once and for all."

An Ultimatum: After months apart, Jack and Emily's much-anticipated reunion starts off with a kiss! Yay! Too bad Jack is just toying with Emily, telling her afterwards, "I just didn't feel anything." Later, after realizing Emily was behind Conrad's condition, Jack visits her (waiting on the porch that's played witness to so many key scenes between the duo) and offers this ultimatum: "Finish this by the end of the summer then leave. Go or I'll tell everyonel the truth." Hell hath no fury like a bartender/single father/jilted childhood love scorned! But he's not the only love interest Emily has to watch her back around as the episode ends with Aiden (Barry Sloane) paying a surprise visit to Victoria "looking to destroy the girl next door."

Partner in Crime Is Doing Fine: How great was it to see Emily and Nolan reunited and their friendship stronger than ever? Repaying the favor ten years later, Emily bails Nolan out of jail and buys him a house. (How funny was their dig at season two's big mess of a big bad The Initiative? "Let's never say the word Initiative ever again." We second Nolan's "Amen to that!")

Meet the Step-Brother: Victoria and her long-lost son Patrick (played by Smallville star Justin Hartley), who is a freelance painter, have spent the summer together, riding horses, smiling and sharing a slightly creepy chemistry. Too bad their secret fun times come to an end when a bitter and b--chy Charlotte (who sadly lost the baby) returns home from her European vacation. Though she thinks Patrick is her mother's young lover at first, she learns who he is and channels her mother when she warns, "[Victoria will] draw you in and destroy you. And if she doesn't, I will." And though he leaves, breaking Victoria's heart in the process, something tells us he'll be back soon enough...

Ashley's Exit: The social climber "I will stop at nothing to expose you to the Graysons as the fraud you really are." Oh honey, never try to blackmail a blackmailer, especially one was ruthless as Emily. Ashley made a fashionable (and extremely quick) exit after Emily was able to pin the news of Conrad's condition leaking to the media on Ashley. Em and Victoria teamed up to put Ashley on a plane back to the slums of England, revoking the final scene of Casablanca. ("What we are, like it or not, is family," Victoria tells a bitter Ashley.) Expect this time it's the start of a beautifully fake friendship.

What did you think of Revenge's return?

Season 3 premiere: Emily plans another summer in 'Fear'

(9/30/13) Another season of "Revenge" means another summer of vengeance in the Season 3 premiere, "Fear." What awful plots has Emily devised for the Graysons this time?

It all begins here.

Bang goes the bride!

"Revenge" fans are certainly used to bad things happening at the beginning of a new season. We have even seen Emily in the water before. But seeing Emily get herself shot and dropped off the side of a boat while wearing a wedding dress?

That's scary. How fitting that this episode is called "Fear."

Another summer begins ...

Forget the flash forward, it's time to jump back to the beginning of the summer.

Emily and Daniel lounge by the pool, flirting over the concept of Emily taking over the Grayson summer kickoff. They're still engaged, but Emily -- for the obvious reasons -- isn't quite ready to take the plunge into a Grayson marriage.

Both wonder what's up with Victoria these days ... And it turns out that the Grayson Matriarch is having a positively lovely time, riding horses through the idyllic countryside with her "good" (meaning "absent for most of his life") son, Patrick. Patrick turns out to be a large, blond, Norse god of a man (played by Justin Hartley) who likes to compliment his formerly absent mother.

Domestic bliss is shattered, however, when Charlotte makes an unexpected return from Paris. For those of you keeping score at home, we swiftly learn that Charlotte has a) miscarried, b) graduated and c) gotten all mature and stuff.

As it turns out, no one has bothered to tell Charlotte about Patrick. She just refers to him as the stable boy.

Meanwhile, in a very different part of New York, Nolan gets out of prison. Remember how he got all framed for murder and stuff? Apparently, Nolan had built a failsafe into his Carrion program that eventually outed all those Initiative people and exonerated the innocent (ish) tech genius.

Unfortunately, there's no NolCorp (which "has gone the way of the flip-phone") to come home to. There's also no home, not until Emily gifts her best buddy with a new waterfront mansion.

Threats and stuff

Before Emily can put her most current plan into motion, there are a few small issues and dangerous ultimatums she has to deal with. Namely:

Governor Conrad Grayson is already thinking about the Presidency. Thus, normal security isn't good enough. If Emily wants to smuggle something illicit into her party (which she does), a new method must be found.

The ever-conniving Ashley finds Emily outside the Stowaway and threatens to expose Miss Thorne's ongoing feelings about Jack. Oh Ashley, that is such a bad move! For the moment, however, Emily agrees to play ball and goes with the plan to introduce eligible bachelors to her former friend.

A French friend of Daniel's, Margot, shows up in town. How she knows Daniel and why she is really around -- the official reason is to start up a magazine -- will probably be revealed later.

Emily and Victoria have a beautifully chilling encounter in which both trade insults and threats in the politest tones. Emily uses info from Charlotte and Ashley's recent threats to make it seem like Ashley is threatening to expose Victoria's "affair" with Patrick.

Conrad comes home and informs Victoria that she will have to play the proper political wife or else he will sell the house.

Thanks to a visit from Charlotte, Patrick realizes that it's time to vacate the Hamptons altogether. This makes Victoria very sad.

Jack comes back into town abruptly. After a little messing with Emily, Jack declares that he despises her. He doesn't, of course, but Jack knows that it will hurt Emily. And Jack wants to hurt Emily.

Finally (and this isn't really a problem but instead a wonderful quote from Conrad): "Arctic pools, Laila! Arctic pools!"

Party time!

Emily's summer kick-off is a hit! That is, it's a hit through Ashley meeting the handsome and eligible Dr. Jorge Velez and through Nolan's entrance by parachute. Things take a slightly sinister turn when Conrad collapses during his speech and must be rushed to the hospital.

Once there, Dr. Velez diagnoses Governor Grayson with Huntington's disease. Conrad doesn't seem too shocked about this (which is weird) but knows it must be kept quiet if he wants to remain in power.

Too bad that the news of Conrad's illness breaks almost immediately. It looks like the reign of Governor Grayson may come to a quick end. Who leaked the news? It really does appear that Ashley -- all cuddled up to Dr. Velez as she was at the party -- found out and told the press.

But naturally that's not what really went down. Here is what did happen:

Using a vial of a toxin that Nolan smuggled in while crash-landing at the party, Emily poisoned Conrad's water. Then she altered the patient records at the hospital to hide the poisoning and falsely diagnose Huntington's. One quick call to the press, and the damage was done.

What comes of all the lies

Within moments of Emily's return home from the hospital, Jack somehow seems to know absolutely everything that went down. He isn't too excited about all the vengeance -- which is fair, considering that Emily's revenge has inadvertently killed both Amanda and Declan. But he won't out Emily yet. She has the summer to finish up her business, or else Jack is going to tell the world what's going on.

Then there's Ashley. Victoria and Emily confront her at a remote airport and inform the English girl that she is going home if she doesn't want to be framed for Declan's death in the explosion. When Ashley tries to counter, she is met with a solid wall of viciousness from her two foes.

"You two are evil." - Ashley

"What we are, like it or not, is family." - Victoria

And back to Croydon Ashley goes!

Meanwhile back at the shared home of Daniel and Emily, the younger Grayson is freaking out about Huntington's disease. "Sweet" Emily reassures him and offers to set a date for marriage. She wants to get married on August 8, because "I always imagined something wonderful would happen on that day."

The real significance of the date comes later when Nolan points out that August 8 is 8/8 -- which can be drawn as the double infinity.

Oh, and Aidan is back in town. Let the games begin!

Revenge Cheat Sheet: Where We Left Off and What Lies Ahead!

(9/29/13) Welcome back to the Hamptons for another cruel, cruel summer!

Though we're officially in fall (Pumpkin Spice Lattes for everyone!), things are just heating up on Revenge, where Emily (Emily VanCamp), Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and the rest of the gang are getting ready for another season filled with drama, murder, and, of course, revenge.

After slightly stumbling in its sophomore season, we're happy to report that the ABC sudser is back to its delicious season one glory in the season three premiere tonight at 9 p.m. Not only are many of season two's missteps swept under the rug, but the show kicks off with a bang literally as Emily is shot in a flashforward to her wedding day. Yikes! But before we look at the future, let's take a look back at where we left off before the summer hiatus. Plus, we've got scoop on what's to come in season three...

WHAT WE LEARNED

Rest in Peace: After losing his father and the mother of his children, Jack lost the last member of his family in the season two finale. Declan (Connor Paolo) died from injuries he sustained when Conrad (Henry Czerny) blew up Grayson Global, thinking Jack was inside. Dec was able to record a goodbye message to Jack on his cell phone before passing and it made us cry all the tears. Of course, this lead to the series' most important moment thus far: To stop Jack from killing Conrad, Emily finally told him that she is really Amanda. Game. Changer.

Big Bad Be Gone: "There is no Initiative." So said Conrad of season two's mysterious corporation that seemed to be behind everything bad that has ever happened in the history of things. Combine this with Dec's death and we're pretty sure Conrad is the worst. Oh, and he was able to pin the bombing on Nolan (Gabriel Mann), who found himself in jail. Not cool, yo!

Long Time No See: After we learned that Victoria had a long-lost son, we knew he had to pop up eventually, and pop up he did in the finale! Alas, we didn't see his face.

WHAT LIES AHEAD

Love Triangle Drama: Picking up months from the season two finale, Emily hasn't seem Jack (Nick Weschler) since telling him the truth, but the two will come face-to-face in the premiere. "They're definitely not on good terms," VanCamp previewed. "She's desperately trying to help him understand where's coming from and where this is all coming from and why she's doing it." Weschler simply added, "It's not good." And Aiden (Barry Sloane), Emily's other love, is still very much in the picture, with Sloane teasing, "I'm sure there will be a lot more fireworks."

Sleeping with the Enemy: Though Emily is torn between Jack, she's still engaged to Daniel. But don't worry, Aiden will be keeping busy. "Aiden this season has a very dark energy. He's sleeping with the enemy, so it's going to be an exciting thing," Sloane told us. "I'm working with Madeleine a lot which has been fantastic. Oh! I might've just given that away!"

Nolan Has Some Fun: Ems won't be the only revenge-seeker dealing with some issues in the love interest department. Gabriel Mann teased that season three will have "a new love interest for everyone! All the guys are naked this season; it's just bananas!" So who is Nolan's new love interest? "I can't tell you who, but you're going to meet someone very early in the season that I will be getting very close to. I think Twitter is going to explode when it happens."

Son of a Beyotch:The excitement for Patrick's official debut was cranked up to 11 when Smallville hottie Justin Hartley landed the role. While chatting with us on set, Hartley teased that Patrick is something of rarity on the show: "You know what I like about him? He's a good guy and he's not back to do anything other than be a good guy." Suuure. But Hartley would admit that Patrick may be hiding something. "It's not all maybe correct, but the story is he's been paid off to stay away and then he's come back," Hartley said "Then you find out there's a twist." Stowe added, "It's going to be a little bit of a mystery in terms of who he really is."

A Swift Exit: The season three premiere will also serve as an ending for one Revenge original: Ashley (Ashley Madekwe), the Grayson's social-climbing PR girl. "I've LOVED playing Ashley Davenport but after 2 seasons there is no longer a story left for me to tell…" Madekwe tweeted after the news of her exit broke.

Revenge returns tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Revenge Boss: We're Slowing Things Down This Season

(9/27/13) After what many considered a disappointing sophomore season, Revenge's new showrunner is taking the show back to basics.

"Last season was very much about destiny, but it got pulled into so many different worlds and got so big and spectacular. So our goal this year is to really take a breath, slow it down and catch up with our characters where they are from where the season ended," executive producer Sunil Nayar tells TVGuide.com. "We're bringing everything back to the world of the Hamptons, and [we] really embrace the lush romance and the intrigue that is the Hamptons."

As a mini refresher, here's how the season left off: Aidan (Barry Sloane) tells Emily (Emily VanCamp) he killed Takeda (Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa), Aidan and Daniel (Josh Bowman) scuffle, an explosion at Grayson Global kills Declan (Connor Paolo), Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) is preggers, newly named Governor Conrad (Henry Czerny) tells Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) there is no Initiative, Victoria's long-lost son Patrick (Justin Hartley) shows up at her door, Nolan (Gabriel Mann) is arrested for the New York blackout, and Emily tells Jack (Nick Wechsler) — in order to stop him from shooting Conrad — that she's the real Amanda Clarke.

In typical Revenge fashion, Season 3 (which premieres Sunday at 9/8c on ABC), opens with a scene from the future depicting a wedding-dress clad Emily being shot and falling off the side of the boat. (You can watch the opening scene here.) From there, we flash back to present day, which is set six months after the Season 2 finale. Like in past seasons the first half of the season will work its way to the opening sequence. So, what can fans expect from our favorite Hamptonites until then? Read on for scoop straight from the showrunner.

Team Emily-Nolan:

Our favorite duo isn't wavering and, in fact, their friendship will be explored even further this season. "We're bringing Emily and Nolan 100 percent back together," Nayar says. "But by the same token, as much as they're going to be sort of partners-in-crime, we're going to start examining the dynamics of their relationship and friendship going forward. They challenge each other in ways we haven't seen before."

A (strangely) happy Victoria

Upon seeing the closeness between Victoria and Patrick, viewers might think their relationship seems a little creepy — at least we did. Nayar explains it wasn't really meant to come off that way. "I think what maybe makes it feel a little bit creepy is that you've never seen Victoria this open and happy with anybody and it creates an intimacy that is almost disconcerting," he says. "There's a vulnerability that brings with it a greater intimacy than we've ever seen because she trusts him and he trusts her."

Angry Jack

Last season began with a disheveled Jack that had hit rock bottom, but this one depicts Jack justifiably furious. (You didn't think the Emily revelation would lead him straight into her arms, did you?) "His goal is to understand who this girl is that has lied for him for two years," Nayar says. "So even though there is an anger, there's also an undercurrent of his connection to her and memories of who she used to be. He has to reconcile who Emily is going to be in his life, but he also feels the need to move on and find himself a happiness that he feels he deserves."

We can also expect a more take-charge Jack. "Last season it was all outside forces taking over what his life was and it ended up with him suffering loss after loss," Nayar says. "So he has a new attitude this year, which is, 'I'm the master of my domain and I'm going to control my destiny.'"

Daniel and Emily back together again

But is their love for real? Or are they playing each other? "We understand Emily is with Daniel as a means to an end ... There's going to be a constant question of: "What really is their connection to each other?'" Nayar says. "What's great about Daniel this year is that he also begins to take control of his own destiny. We saw him last season be pulled by the forces of what Conrad wanted, what Emily wanted, what the company wanted. Daniel is very much going to make himself his own man, and, in doing so, Emily is surprised by it and doesn't expect it. There are moments coming up where you definitely get a sense that there's a fire [between them]."

A softer side of Conrad

It seems impossible, but the Grayson patriarch may actually back down a bit. "You'll see Conrad go on a little journey of self-examination this season," Nayar says. "We're going to see a little more introspection in him and a little more of his vulnerability just as we're seeing Victoria's vulnerability when it comes to her children. We wanted to get a sense of the Graysons as a family again."

The red Sharpie returns

Finally, the show's signature prop is back with regularity, although Nayar warns it won't be there every week. "In the first 10 episodes, we have more than one takedown, but we also examine what those takedowns mean for Emily, for the people being taken down and for the people now in the know," Nayar says. "There are three people who know what Emily is doing. So, when someone gets taken down, Aidan knows why, Nolan knows why and Jack knows why. Because they're three such distinct people, their attitudes about how they feel are all going to start informing Emily about how she's going about her mission and what the repercussions of it are."

Devious Maids' Ana Ortiz Heads to Revenge

(9/26/13) Ana Ortiz is returning to ABC.

The former Ugly Betty star has landed a guest-starring role on Revenge, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Ortiz, who currently stars on Lifetime's Devious Maids, will play Bizzy Preston, a confident, fearless public relations specialist who's brought in by Conrad (Henry Czerny) to do damage control for the Graysons. Latina magazine first reported the news.

Annabelle Stephenson Boards 'Revenge'

(9/25/13) Annabelle Stephenson has been booked as a recurring on ABC’s Revenge. She’ll play the role of Jenny, a no-nonsense beauty and spitfire who was raised in Long Island but far from Hampton’s society and a potential new love interest for Daniel (Josh Bowman). Stephenson, repped by ICM Partners and Intellectual Artists Management, recently starred in the MTV/Lauren Iungerich pilot Hot Mess.

Madeleine Stowe Shares Age-Defying Secrets: "Everyone Thinks I've Had Botox!"

(9/19/13) How does she do it?!

Madeleine Stowe is not only the star of one of TV's hottest dramas, playing conniving social climber Victoria Grayson on the hit ABC show Revenge, but the 55-year-old is also one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, whose age-defying looks could put many 20-year-olds to shame.

The gorgeous actress—who stuns on the October cover of NewBeauty—opens up to mag about her skin secrets as well as her exercise habits, and turns out, the ageless beauty has tips every woman can follow (no, seriously!).

"My mother told me: 'Stay out of the sun and don't wrinkle your forehead.' She used to scream when I made that expression that crinkles it," Stowe tells the mag (as reported by People). "Now everyone thinks I've had Botox, and I have to make that face to prove I haven't."

Despite her picture-perfect appearance, the brunette beauty confessed she wasn't always comfortable with her age.

"Getting older and the whole concept of 'aging gracefully' was really interesting for me. You want to buck up against it," she admits to NewBeauty. "And then you hit 50. When I got to that age, all of a sudden, I finally felt this incredible sense of liberation. You sort of let go of everything."

So what's her secret to her seemingly flawless skin?

Stowe reveals she does "facial exercise" which she says "help a lot" and she sticks to traditional methods for her skin-care cure: "sleep and water."

"I like to stick with things that have worked for years," she says. "They are the two best things out there for your skin."

She also reguarly gets facials, although her wrinkle fix doesn't come with "things like lasers and all of those other crazy treatments," and even more surprisingly, she doesn't believe in hitting the gym too hard.

"I'm a big believer in not overexercising. The strain wears your skin down and ages you."

As for when it comes to dropping a few pounds? Stowe doesn't trust any trendy juice cleanse.

"I think juice cleanses and all of those detoxes are total BS," she insists. "I love fresh juices and I drink them, but can anyone really explain to me what a toxin is?"

And while we're already eagerly ready to adopt Stowe's healthy habits, the star says the real secret is living a happy life.

"Aesthetically speaking, would I rather look the way I did in my 30s? Sure, of course I would," she admits. "But emotionally speaking, I don't ever feel any particular sense of age. I feel happier than I did when I was younger. Is it a cliché? Maybe. But I am making a deliberate attempt to enjoy the moment and be really curious and live life. That gives me a sense of being alive. When I do that, people usually say 'You look terrific today.'"

Madeleine Stowe: "Everyone Thinks I've Had Botox, and I Haven't!"

(9/19/13) So what’s the secret? She shares tons of good tidbits in her interview, from her favorite sunscreen and foundation (though she admits to not liking to wear makeup at all) to doing facial exercises to keep things flexible. Perhaps our favorite Stowe anti-aging secret? Skipping the gym. “I’m a big believer in not overexercising. The strain wears your skin down and ages you.”

She’s also a big believer in skipping juice cleanses: “I think juice cleanses and all of those detoxes are total BS. I love fresh juices and I drink them, but can anyone really explain to me what a toxin is?” But the bottom line, Stowe says, is that the major key to her beauty is living well.

“Aesthetically speaking, would I rather look the way I did in my 30s? Sure, of course I would,” she says. “But … I feel happier than I did when I was younger. Is it a cliché? Maybe. But I am making a deliberate attempt to enjoy the moment and be really curious and live life … When I do that, people usually say, ‘You look terrific today.’”

Check out the magazine and NewBeauty.com for more, then let us know what think of Stowe’s beauty secrets. And seriously. How amazing is she on Revenge?

James Tupper Joins ABC's Midseason Drama Resurrection For Multi-Episode Arc

(9/15/13) James Tupper is playing doctor again.

The former Grey’s Anatomy and Mercy MD is joining ABC’s midseason drama Resurrection for a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

This series — which premieres Sunday, March 9 at 10/9c and stars House vet Omar Epps — asks the provocative question, “What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day’s gone by?” The lives of the people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return.

Little is known about Tupper’s Dr. Eric Ward character, save for that he shares a past with Maggie (played by Devin Kelley).

Tupper’s other TV credits include Men In Trees, Samantha Who?, and, more recently, Revenge (on which he continues to recur).

Charlie Hunnam's Former Costar Gabriel Mann Says "He's Perfect" for Fifty Shades of Grey

(9/11/13) More stamps of approval!

Yet another costar has come forward to express unwavering support for Charlie Hunnam's new role as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Revenge star Gabriel Mann, who played alongside Hunnam in the 2002 film Abandon, has come forward to say that the hunky actor was the "perfect choice" for the highly anticipated film.

"Charlie is the nicest and best guy in the world," Mann told E! News at New York Fashion Week's #DKNY25 Birthday Bash. "I think he is just perfect for the role. If I can't play it, then I am really psyched Charlie is doing it!"

And when asked about the recent backlash surrounding the casting news, Mann thinks that the fans will be extremely happy with the final product.

"I think it's going to be incredible," he said of the upcoming flick. "I understand that people have their favorites, I get that, but I would say this is the movie people don't even know that they want what they are about to get."

Following the Hunnam and Dakota Johnson announcement, a petition surfaced to have Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer recast as the stars in the movie.

Since then, however, Bomer has graciously thanked fans for their support and added, "I'm looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota."

And the man of the hour has broken his silence on the controversial role as well.

Hunnam told E! News at the Sons of Anarchy premiere last week that he's excited about his next project—even with all the pressure that comes with it.

"It's incredibly exciting. He's a very complex and fascinating character, and I just feel really excited and delighted," he told us.

"He's obviously a very well-loved character and it's a big responsibility to take it on, but I didn't do it lightly. I did a lot of research and I did a lot of thinking about it and feel confident that I have a way to bring him to life that will be fun and exciting and honest."

We're confident as well, Mr. Grey.

Season 3 Premiere: A Deadly Illness, a Hasty Exit, Two Big Left Turns and 7 More Teases

(9/8/13) (tvline.com) We’ve reached that glorious time of summer when the networks let loose with screeners of returning shows’ season premieres. The latest to land on our virtual desk: ABC’s Revenge. Though we’re risking serious Red Sharpie action, here are a few things we’ve just gotta share.

First and foremost — as promised — the hour makes clear that certain convoluted plot lines from last season have gone the way of Frank and Lydia. In fact, fans will be happy to note that Emily flat-out declares, “Let’s never say the words ‘Carrion’ or ‘Initiative’ ever again.”

The ABC series’ previously released promo made it clear that a wedding gown-clad Emily takes some hot lead to the gut, then tumbles off a boat. I can tell you that the episode opens with that shocking hook, then rewinds to the previous Memorial Day weekend — which is months after the events of the Season 2 finale. Now, let’s see if we can’t tease things just a little bit more, shall we?

• Victoria’s relationship with her long-lost son, Patrick (played by Smallville‘s Justin Hartley) is Really. Not. OK.

• However, the fact that Hartley spends an entire scene wearing only a towel? Totally OK in our book.

• Within moments of Daniel running into a French hottie named Margaux (Welcome, Pan Am‘s Karine Vanasse!), the word “virgin” and the phrase “not wearing a bra” are bandied about.

• A major character is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

• Charlotte, who several characters note has had a trying year, could give One Life to Live‘s Adriana “Bitchy Bangs” Cramer a run for her nickname.

• Emily makes good on a huge debt to Nolan.

• Jack and Emily’s first scene together contains two giant, intriguing left turns that I did not expect.

• Em enlists [SPOILER]‘s help to rid the Hamptons of Ashley Davenport. But will it stick?

• Toward the end of the hour, the “double infinity” sign comes into play in a surprising way.

• A major character seems to have switched allegiances since last we saw him/her.

'Revenge' Season 3 premiere: 5 spoilers to know about 'Fear'

(9/7/13) Watch out, rich and evil people of the Hamptons -- "Revenge" is coming back for Season 3. And Emily remains undeterred in her quest to destroy the Grayson family in as many awful ways as possible. The season premiere, "Fear," wastes no time before getting to the takedowns.

By the time the episode ends, just about every Grayson hates every other Grayson and at least one of them is staring death in the face.

Like every other season of "Revenge," the premiere begins with a flash-forward. Season 3's awful event seems to show Emily (Emily VanCamp) getting shot in a wedding dress and falling into the water. There will be many episodes before any more information will come about this.

In the meantime, here are five spoilers to get you ready for another year of "Revenge":

1. When Season 3 begins, neither Daniel (Josh Bowman) nor Emily have seen Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) for six months. Where is she? The full answer requires a lot of spoiler-filled explanation -- let's just say Victoria's first appearance involves slow-motion horseback riding.

2. "NolCorp has gone the way of the flip-phone ..." Nolan (Gabriel Mann) comes into Season 3 with a new outlook on life. He's even willing to take risks like skydiving!

3. Whatever you think of "Revenge," you cannot hate Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) shouting "Arctic pools! Arctic pools!" at a hapless flunky.

4. Jack (Nick Weschler) has turned into quite the liar in his time away from the Hamptons. His lies and anger do have the positive effect of giving the audience a date for Emily's post-bullet swan dive.

5. A new character named Monique asks Emily what she does for a living during a party. The response pretty much explains the entire show: "I work for a lot of different charities. Making sure people get what they deserve."

"Revenge" Season 3 premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m.

Details on the Split-Season

(8/28/13) Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 29, with limited repeats and preemption
Returns from Winter Hiatus: March 9

Emily VanCamp Slams Paparazzi: "It Should Be Illegal for People to Stalk You With Cameras"

(8/23/13) (Cover, Photo1, Photo2) Jennifer Lawrence voiced her strong dislike of the paparazzi in Vogue's September Issue and now Emily VanCamp is also sharing her own frustration with being hounded by shutterbugs.

"It should be illegal for people to stalk you with cameras. It's really invasive," she shares in Nylon magazine. "How do you enjoy a moment? I see how people spiral out of control."

Luckily the Revenge star—who is often snapped with her on-and-off screen love Josh Bowman—isn't letting the constant media attention get to her. She's even managed to stay extremely humble and opens up about how eternally grateful she is for her big break.

"They could've hired someone with a bigger name and banked on that," she explains of nabbing the ABC drama. "They took a chance on me, and it's brought on a whole new collection of opportunities."

As for being typecast as the girl next door, she says she's not completely innocent.

"I wouldn't have labeled myself that way. I just think I had the look to play those characters. I was a good kid, but I definitely had my moments of rebellion."

Indeed, on the magazine's September issue cover the blond beauty shows a bit of her edgy side: posing in a sexy crop top and striped skirt.

Revenge Season 3 Promo: [Spoiler] Gets Shot, Nolan 'Drops' In, Shirtless Justin Hartley and More

(8/19/13) (Video) Know what’s worse than rain on your wedding day…?

Blood.

ABC on Sunday night aired a new promo for Season 3 of Revenge, and it kicks off with a bang (or several), as a mysteriously contrite Emily seemingly takes a bullet (or several) and then topples into the drink, all while wearing a purty wedding dress.

As incoming show boss Sunil Nayar shared with TVLine, the new season opens Sept. 29 with a flash-forward to Em’s big day, during which “something spectacular” happens. The first half of the season then builds to that moment.

Also in the promo: Nolan “drops in” on a party a la James Bond; Victoria’s long-lost son (Smallville‘s Justin Hartley) doffs his duds pronto; Conrad keels over; and Charlotte… well, she has bangs now.

5 Season 3 Spoilers, Including Nolan's 'Slutty' Turn, Victoria's 'Warped' Son and More

(8/15/13) As you probably already gleaned from our recent spate of Revenge coverage, the ABC soap promises to be leaner, less complicated and a whole lot revenge-ier in Season 3 (bowing Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9/8c). And if the following five Hamptons-tinged scooplets — courtesy of stars Gabriel Mann, Madeleine Stowe and Barry Sloane — are any indication, the show appears to be on the right track.

DON’T CALL IT A REBOOT | Without specifically mentioning the aforementioned R-word, Mann notes that this year will bring Revenge “back-to-basics.” This upcoming batch of episodes are “certainly a revisiting of everything people really came to enjoy about the show in Season 1.” Calling this season more “streamlined,” Stowe notes that, “It’s going to really involve the interpersonal relationships of the characters; that’s what the show is intended to be.”

BRINGING SEXY (AND SLUTTY!) BACK | “Aside from his best partner-in-crime Emily — which is really the place where he holds the most love – Nolan’s not looking to get too attached,” Mann teases playfully. “So, we may see a new, slutty phase that he’s going through.” As for the NolCorp helmer’s rarely seen former love Marco, “We haven’t seen him return yet” in Season 3, the scene-stealer shares.

LIKE MOTHER, LIKE SON? | Is Victoria’s long-lost offspring the spitting image of his devious mom? Justin Hartley’s character “is going to be interesting because he appears to be sunny and bright, but this is Revenge, so….” Stowe muses. “I have a feeling that if he comes from Victoria, there is something very warped there!” That said, the mother-son duo are enjoying “a very loving relationship” at the start of the season. (Bonus tease: “Justin’s one of the first people to get his clothes off,” Mann reveals.)

FREEBIRD | Referring to his character’s brush with the law in last season’s finale, Mann jokes, “I think a miserable season of Nolan crying in prison would really not be the path that we’re setting up.” Instead — and along similarly slutty lines, “This [year] is everything we started to do in Season 1, with just a buttload of sex thrown on top of it — which to me was always a missing element. When you’re doing a show like this, you want to see these people get naked. You want to see them mix it up in creative ways.”

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS | Aiden is “in a place he’s not been before” when we next see him, Sloane offers. “He’s ‘in bed with the enemy’ a little bit.” The enemy being? “I have been working with Madeleine a lot,” he laughs. (With reporting by Matt Webb Mitovich)

Video: Bonus clip from the Season 2 DVD collection

(8/15/13) (Video) When a show is as serialized as "Revenge," you don't want to miss even a second of the action. That's why it's excellent that the Season 2 DVD collection will be released on Aug. 20 -- plenty of time to watch last season before Season 3 begins in the fall.

Of course, the full season on DVD includes more than just what viewers saw on television. There are some deleted scenes as well, like this exclusive clip straight from the campaign headquarters of Conrad Grayson.

The scene seems to take place shortly before Conrad's big moment on stage -- and shortly before his building crumbled, thanks to an Initiative-planted explosive. If you recall, that explosion was timed beautifully to coincide with the Grayson patriarch's final pre-election moments.

Notably missing from the action at Grayson Central is Charlotte. Although Daniel (Josh Bowman) makes excuses for his emotionally fragile baby sister, Conrad (Henry Czerny) isn't buying it. Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) is a little more sympathetic, choosing to direct her disgust at the thought of Emily joining the family.

It's an interesting scene, considering the chaos (and death) that followed soon after. This also gives a good look at the Grayson family dynamics going into Season 3. New episodes of "Revenge" will begin airing on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9pm on ABC.

Revenge's Big Wedding Mystery

(8/12/13) And do you, Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), take this man...?

The September 29 opener of ABC's Revenge "flashes forward to Emily's wedding," teases new exec producer Sunil Nayar. "We'll see her in a wedding dress. It's going to be cool." What we won't see: the groom's face. "You'll be dying to know all the details as the season progresses toward the winter finale."

Revenge Quadrangle Downgraded to Triangle: 'There's No Love Between Emily and [Spoiler]'

(8/5/13) (tvline.com) Much of Revenge‘s second season found Emily VanCamp‘s vengeance-seeking leading lady juggling three men: Daniel, Jack and Aiden. But the actress tells TVLine that pretty soon, she’ll have her hands full with just two of the hunks.

As part of ABC’s plan to streamline the drama in Season 3, which will be overseen by new showrunner Sunil Nayar, Emily Thorne’s love life is about to get a lot simpler.

“One thing that Sunil and I talked about was really defining her relationship with these men, because it got very muddled,” she reveals. “No one is going to love three men in the same way. We really needed to define: Who does Emily Thorne love?”

And that definition does not include one member of that trio.

“She’s really using Daniel,” she concedes. “It’s unfortunate. There really is not the element of love between Emily and Daniel. It’s part of her plan. Jack and Aiden are her two great loves, for very different reasons. Emily and Aiden understand each other on a totally different level than anyone could ever imagine. And yet the nostalgia and the childhood love and the purity and the wholesomeness of love with Jack is such an appeal to her, too.”

Bottom line: Though there will no longer be a three-way tie for Emily’s affections, the revengenista certainly won’t have it easy. “She’s battling these different emotions of two different men, and yet she’s marrying another one,” she says, laughing. ”It’s incredibly complicated, as always.”

And the Grayson scion’s absence from Em’s heart doesn’t guarantee that his townie rival — who in the season finale learned that Emily was really his childhood pal — will want anything to do with the duplicitous Ms. Thorne… and VanCamp can see why.

“I can say the relationship with Jack is going to be tense for a while, obviously,” the actress acknowledges. “She screwed him real bad, let’s be honest.”

ABC Boss Previews 'Less Complicated' Revenge

(8/4/13) R.I.P. The Initiative.

ABC entertainment president Paul Lee conceded to reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Assoc. press tour in Beverly Hills that Revenge “stumbled a bit” in its mythology-heavy second season, adding that new showrunner Sunil Nayar (who replaced series creator Mike Kelley) will “bring to us a slightly less complicated” storyline in Season 3. “The first episode back is a fantastic episode starting with a magnificent hook.”

Revenge Season 3 Scoop: Ally McBeal Star Cast in Holy Role

(7/29/13) Papa don't preach!

Ally McBeal star James LeGros has been cast on Revenge's third season, we've exclusively learned.

LeGros, who most recently appeared on HBO's hit series Girls, is set to join the ABC sudser in the recurring role of Father Paul when it returns in September. Father Paul will be introduced to viewers after Emily (Emily VanCamp) seeks him out; he also has ties to the Grayson family...never a good thing in the Hamptons!

LeGros has also appeared on Justified and Grey's Anatomy, as well as the miniseries Mildred Pierce and in films such as Point Break and Enemy of the State.

This is just the latest new casting for Revenge's third season: We exclusively reported that Smallville's Justin Hartley landed the coveted role of Victoria's (Madeleine Stowe) long-lost son Patrick, Pan Am's Karine Vanisse will play a blast from Daniel's (Josh Bowman) past and The Bible's Diogo Morgado will guest star in the season premiere.

But with new characters comes the exit of several key Revenge players, as Ashley (Ashley Madekwe) is set to exit the series this season and Declan (Connor Paolo) was killed off in the finale, while creator Mike Kelley stepped down as showrunner after season two.

Revenge returns for its third season on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 9 p.m. on ABC.

'Revenge' Season 3 casts 'The Bible's' Jesus

(7/20/13) The Hamptons are getting religious this fall.

"Revenge" has just cast Diogo Morgado -- who portrayed Jesus Christ in History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries. Morgado will guest-star in the Season 3 premiere of the ABC soap, TVLine reports.

Will Morgado play an ally to Emily Thorne, or someone she goes after with her red pen of doom? No word yet on who he will side with, but we do know that he'll play a distinguished and handsome doctor by the name of Dr. Jorge Velez.

The Season 3 guest cast keeps on growing: Morgado's news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that "Pan Am's" Karine Vanasse will play a businesswoman from Daniel's past, and "Smallville's" Justin Hartley will play Victoria's long-lost son, Patrick.

"Revenge" Season 3 premieres on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Karine Vanasse Set For Guest Arc On ABC's 'Revenge'

(7/17/13) Karine Vanasse has been tapped for a multi-episode guest arc in the upcoming third season of ABC‘s Revenge. The Quebec-born actress will play the role of Margaux, a French businesswoman and former acquaintance of Daniel’s (Josh Bowman) who comes to town to start a magazine. She joins stars Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Gabriel Mann, Henry Czerny and recently cast Justin Hartley. Vanasse co-starred in ABC’s Pan Am and also appeared in Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris. She’s repped by WME in the U.S., UBBA in France, and Agence M in Canada.

Justin Hartley Joins ABC's 'Revenge'

(7/13/13) Justin Hartley has been tapped to play a major role in the upcoming third season of ABC’s Revenge. The former Smallville and Emily Owens MD star will play Patrick, the long-lost son of Victoria (Madeline Stowe), in a multi-episode arc that was a hot one to nab around town. E! first reported the news. His addition is the latest most on the ABC soapy drama, which recently opted not to return Ashley Madekwe’s character Ashley to the cast for next season. It also said goodbye to Connor Paolo, whose character Declan Porter died in the Season 2 finale. The ABC Studios series also will have a new showrunner in Sunil Nayar, after Revenge creator/executive producer/showrunner Mike Kelley departed. Hartley’s repped by Innovative Artists.

Ashley Madekwe's 3 Rules for Summer Fashion

(7/2/13) Summer is here! And while the heat and humidity can present some interesting fashion challenges, there's no reason to let your style suffer as the temps climb.

Not sure what to wear? Not to worry. We tapped the ultimate fashionista, former Revenge actress, street style star and cofounder of the hit blog, Ring My Bell, Ashley Madekwe, to get her three rules on how to look effortlessly fabulous all summer long.

Here's what she shared:

1. Wear a Breezy Top: It can get hot outside in July, so wear something that breathes. "A light cotton cami is always great to stay cool," Ashley says. The best part? Even though a tank is technically a summer top, throw a blazer or cardigan over it to easily transition into fall. Talk about double duty.

2. Try Denim Cutoffs: "I love denim cutoffs for summer," she shares. Slip into a distressed pair to make your outfit instantly on trend this summer. The easiest way to get cutoffs? Make them yourself! Take an older pair of jeans (ones you don't wear a lot) and cut them above the knee. No need to cut in a straight line because they'll look that much cooler frayed. Tip: This works best if the jeans are slightly looser to start, so they're not skin tight on your thighs.

3. Rock a Flat: "If I'm outside, I want something flat on my feet," she spills. "Comfort is key for a barbecue." Not sure what type of flats to buy? Try a ballet flat in a neutral color. They'll go with everything, and you'll be able to wear over and over throughout the summer.

Will you take Ashley's summer fashion advice into consideration?

Gabriel Mann Talks Season 3's Big Departures: "It's the Nature of the Show"

(6/18/13) The Hamptons are undergoing some renovations this summer!

Revenge will be returning this fall without three key players who have been with the ABC sudser since the beginning: Creator Mike Kelley will not be returning as showrunner, Connor Paolo's character Declan was killed off in the season two finale, and, most recently, it was announced that Ashley Madekwe would not be returning as a series regular.

"It's the nature of a show like Revenge," fan favorite Gabriel Mann exclusively told E! News at the 2013 Monte Carlo TV Festival of the series' recent change-ups. But how did he learn of Madekwe's exit? And is it difficult to say goodbye to his castmembers? And could his beloved character Nolan—gulp!—be next?!

"I learned about Ashley leaving from Ashley," Gabriel revealed when asked how he learned of Madekwe's surprising departure, before acknowledging that no one is safe on a series like Revenge. "We've been made aware of it from the very first season that any of us could go at any time. So we were all under the impression that we are on a ticking clock to a certain point. But the beauty of Revenge is that nobody ever really leaves, so when they say that Ashley is leaving, I don't think it is quite as cut and dry as that."

Mann admitted to us that it's hard to see his castmembers leave the show, saying, "Connor is one of my dear friends, I just talked to him this weekend. The biggest thing I have to do is remind myself that when they die on the show they don't really die in real life. But whether it be Lydia Davis, played by Amber Valleta, or Margarita [Levieva], who played Amanda Clarke, or Connor as Declan, or anybody on the show, it's hard to see them go. I'm blessed to be working with an incredible group of actors who I really enjoy. So it's a mixed bag. At some point you might have to say goodbye to Nolan, you never know."

Nolan...dead?! We shudder at the thought of losing our witty billionaire sidekick!

So is it hard working under the pressure of knowing your character can be killed off at any moment?

"I think working under those circumstances, knowing that your character can go at any time, actually keeps you on your toes. I think one of the things about working on television is that you can start to phone in your performance at a certain point. But if any episode may be your last and you know that, it keeps you on your game," Mann explained. "So I don't mind it. I kind of like it. I think all of the actors feel like if our characters dying in some way serves the larger plotline and storyline of the show, so be it. But being friends behind the scenes gives it a bit of a different viewing, it makes it bittersweet when we lose a character on the show. But it's the nature of the beast, it's a brutal business."

Were you bummed to hear Madekwe would not be returning? Will you miss Ashley and Declan?

Ashley Madekwe Sounds Off on Revenge Exit: "I Want Ashley to Die in a Blaze of Glory!"

(5/31/13) Revenge's PR maven is issuing a statement of her own!

"Yes it's true I'm leaving Revenge," Ashley Madekwe tweeted on Friday, confirming her departure from the ABC sudser. "I've LOVED playing Ashley Davenport but after 2 seasons there is no longer a story left for me to tell…"

The British actress went on to reveal how she'd like to see her character go out in season three. Hint: It's super bloody!

"My preference is that Ashley Davenport dies in a blaze of glory," Madekwe tweeted of her stylish schemer of a character. "Preferable whilst wearing Valentino couture....Or Chanel. I'm not fussy."

Madekwe also assured fans that there will be closure for Ashley in season three. "The Revenge writers are trying to come up with an exit story for Davenport and I will of course play that out for you all."

Finally, the star proved there are no hard feelings over her departure, saying, "So much love on here this morning. You guys are killing me! #Revenge is awesome and will hopefully continue for many years to come. xoxo"

Ashley Madekwe Departing ABC's 'Revenge'

(5/31/13) Ashley Davenport is done scheming on ABC‘s Revenge. I’ve learned that British actress Ashley Madekwe will not return to the soapy drama next season. Her option was not picked up due to what I hear were storyline reasons. Madekwe has been on Revenge since the pilot, but her character went through metamorphoses. Ashley Davenport was introduced as Victoria Grayson’s (Madeleine Stowe) event planner and a friend to Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), who brought her into the Grayson family. She fell for the diabolical Tyler (Ashton Holmes) and eventually managed to bed both Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) and his son Daniel (Joshua Bowman). By the end of Season 1, Ashley’s storyline played out, but the producers found a way to bring her back in a new role as Conrad’s assistant and then PR for his political campaign. With Conrad winning the election in the second-season finale, that story arc also came to a natural conclusion. Madekwe is one of two regulars to depart Revenge heading into Season 3, along with Connor Paolo, whose character Declan Porter died in the season finale. Revenge also will be with a new showrunner in Season 3, with Sunil Nayar recently replacing creator Mike Kelley.

Revenge Isn't So Sweet

(5/27/13) Perhaps attempting to deflect the flak that producers took for not killing off a series regular in any of its murder mysteries, ABC's Revenge ended Season 2 by killing poor Declan (Connor Paolo) after an explosion at the Grayson Global offices.

While Paolo declined an exit interview, Nick Wechsler, who plays Jack and guessed that Paolo would not survive the season, says, "Connor wasn't happy. But he also took it like a champ. I think on some level he was preparing himself for it because he knew he wasn't being used that much." After two seasons, the character failed to click with most fans, and Wechsler believes that's because "the writers had a hard time finding a purpose for everyone, and he ended up not getting serviced."

Christa B. Allen, whose character Charlotte just discovered she's pregnant with Declan's child, learned of Paolo's demise from her make-up artist. "I couldn't hold it together," she recalls. "Then Connor came in to the make-up trailer while I was still sobbing." But Allen has confidence her pal will land on his feet. "I know he was really dissatisfied with how little he had to do, so he's going to find another role that enables him to show his talent."

Paolo isn't Revenge's only casualty. Mike Kelley, who created the series, is out as show runner, with executive producer Sunil Nayar stepping in. "I'm bummed," says Wechsler, "because Mike plucked me from obscurity after 10 years of nothing. I owe him so much. But Sunil called me to talk about next season. It would be nice if character arcs are mapped out in advance so we can structure our performances properly."

Henry Czerny (Conrad) says Nayar has pledged to "get back to the core characters and focus less on the shenanigans." In other words: adios to Aiden, the Initiative and the Falcon!

2012-2013 TV Season Series Rankings 18-49

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32 ABC REVENGE 22 2.9/7

Teen Choice Awards 2013 Nominees

(5/22/13) Choice TV Show: Drama
"Gossip Girl"
"Nashville"
"Pretty Little Liars"
"Revenge"
"Switched At Birth"

Choice TV Actor: Drama
Penn Badgley, "Gossip Girl"
Joshua Bowman, "Revenge"
Lucas Grabeel, "Switched At Birth"
Ian Harding, "Pretty Little Liars"
Nick Wechsler, "Revenge"

Choice TV Actress: Drama
Troian Bellisario, "Pretty Little Liars"
Blake Lively, "Gossip Girl"
Vanessa Marano, "Switched At Birth"
Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
Emily VanCamp, "Revenge"

Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts Sign New Overall Deal With ABC Studios, Will Be Executive Producers On ABC's 'Revenge'

(5/21/13) Writer-producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts have inked a new two-year overall deal with ABC Studios where they have been since 2010. At the studio, the duo served as executive producers on ABC’s medical drama Off The Map, as executive producers/showrunners on ABC’s GCB and most recently as consulting producers on another soapy ABC series, Revenge, this past season. Under the new pact, Berg and Harberts will serve as executive producers on the upcoming third season of Revenge, which is undergoing a showrunner transition, with executive producer Sunil Nayar replacing creator Mike Kelley.

ICM Partners-repped Berg and Harberts previously served as executive producers/co-showrunners on the NBC medical drama Mercy, as co-exec producers on the ABC dramedy Pushing Daisies and created/executive produced the WB dramedy Pepper Dennis.

ABC To Air Some Dramas In Two Batches Of 12 Episodes Next Season

(5/13/13) ABC is changing things up in scheduling some of its serialized dramas. The network will air several in two uninterrupted runs, one in the fall and one in the spring, joined by limited series. The series that will be included in the new scheduling model include Once Upon A Time, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and likely Revenge. So far, the network only has set up a bridge series for Once, new adventure reality series The Quest. ABC president said such bridge limited series will not be limited to the unscripted genre. Two cycles of 12 episodes would bring the total orders for the shows to 24, a number that has not been set in stone Lee said.

ABC FALL 2013-2014 SCHEDULE

(5/13/13) (New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8 PM – Dancing With The Stars
10 PM – Castle

TUESDAY
8 PM – MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
9 PM – THE GOLDBERGS
9:30 PM – TROPHY WIFE
10 PM – LUCKY 7

WEDNESDAY
8 PM – The Middle
8:30 PM – BACK IN THE GAME
9 PM – Modern Family
9:30 PM – SUPER FUN NIGHT
10 PM – Nashville

THURSDAY
8 PM – ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND
9 PM – Grey’s Anatomy
10 PM – Scandal

FRIDAY
8 PM – Last Man Standing
8:30 PM – The Neighbors
9 PM – Shark Tank
10 PM – 20/20

SATURDAY
8 PM – Saturday Night College Football

SUNDAY
7 PM – America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 PM – Once Upon A Time
9 PM – Revenge
10 PM – BETRAYAL

Emily VanCamp Celebrates 27th Birthday at Club With Costars

(5/13/13) (Photo) Happy birthday, Emily VanCamp!

The Revenge star celebrated her special day with costar (and boyfriend) Joshua Bowman, as well as fellow Revengers Nick Wechsler and J.R. Bourne at Los Angeles nightclub Bootsy Bellows.

The birthday girl and her beau tried to avoid photogs as they left the party well into the night.

VanCamp went for a demure look in a black and navy covered-up ensemble for her special occasion.

The hit ABC soap had its season finale last night, which was jam-packed with confessions, scandal and even death!

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 12, 2013

(5/13/13) CBS scored a prime-time sweep on Sunday night, with "60 Minutes" and the three-hour "Survivor: Caramoan" finale and reunion show leading each of their hours in both viewers and adults 18-49.

Elsewhere Sunday, the "Once Upon a Time" finale was about even with its ratings from last week, but the two-hour "Revenge" finale slipped a little despite a whole lot of things happening.

CBS averaged 9.6 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/10 share in households in primetime. ABC (6.4 million, 3.9/7) came in second. Both NBC (4 million, 2.5/4) and FOX (3.35 million, 1.9/3) were in line with recent weeks.

CBS also led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.2 rating. ABC's 1.7 was good enough for second, and FOX was right behind with a 1.6. NBC trailed with a 1.1.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.1 million viewers, 6.4/13 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.3 million, 3.6/7)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: "The Cleveland Show" - two episodes (2.1 million, 1.3/3)
18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (1.5)

8 p.m.
CBS: "Survivor: Caramoan" season finale (9.9 million, 5.8/10)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" season finale (7.2 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.05 million, 2.2/4)/"Bob's Burgers" season finale (3.3 million, 1.8/3)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (3.4 million, 2.2/4)
18-49 leader: "Survivor: Caramoan" (2.5)

9 p.m.
CBS: "Survivor: Caramoan" season finale (10.1 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: "Revenge" season finale (6 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.7 million, 2.7/4)/"American Dad" season finale (3.9 million, 2.3/4)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (4 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Survivor: Caramoan" (2.7)

10 p.m.
CBS: "Survivor: Caramoan" reunion (8.35 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: "Revenge" season finale (6.05 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
18-49 leader: "Survivor: Caramoan" (2.2)

Revenge Season Finale Recap

(5/13/13) Spoiler Alert: Do not read the following article if you've yet to watch Revenge's season finale tonight. Seriously, you've been warned, so don't be that guy who complains about spoilers in the comments because everyone hates that guy!

Another season has come to an end in the Hamptons. And so has another life!

Revenge closed out its uneven second season with a pretty stellar finale that answered many of fans' burning questions and set the stage for season three, which showrunner Mike Kelley will not be returning for.

Not only was there a huge death, someone who's been with the ABC soap since the pilot, but there was also a major confession that could change the course of Emily's (Emily VanCamp) revenge mission, and the series, forever...

Rest in Peace: Poor Declan (Connor Paolo) was in Grayson Global looking for Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) when Conrad (Henry Czerny) decided to blow up the building, leading to Jack's (Nick Wechsler) younger bro's demise. Here's hoping there's a bar in heaven that's looking to hire an underage barkeep with an undeterminable accent and vast knowledge of wine ("Red or white, Mrs. G?!" Never forget.)

Coming Clean: But the big death wasn't the finale's best shocker: The final scene of the intense outing had Emily finally telling Jack, who was about to kill Conrad and Daniel (Josh Bowman), that she's the real Amanda Clarke. And fade to black! Gah!

The Initiative Revealed: Our biggest complaint about season two had to be the big mysterious corporation that was behind every bad that has ever happened in the world (or at least the Hamptons). So you can imagine our delight when it was revealed that Conrad was actually the Initiative the whole time! Or at least he's claiming so, saying, ""There is no initiative." Well played, show. (Though we wish this reveal would have happened, say, nine episodes ago, but we'll take it!) But also: Way to win worst human being to ever exist award, Conrad!

Do Prisons Let You Rock a Popped Collar, a Memoir: Everyone's favorite sidekick Nolan (Gabriel Mann) found himself arrested by the FBI and accused of being a terrorist, thanks to a little video Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria) recorded. Ugh, even from beyond the grave she is still the worst. And yes, we're already starting to design polos with "Free Nolan Ross" printed on them!

Double-O Dead?: Is Emily's hot British beau (Barry Sloane) dead? Did Daniel murder him? Season three will tell...

Hello Stranger: As for Victoria's (Madeleine Stowe) long-lost son, Patrick? Not so lost anymore as he made an appearance (albeit we didn't see his face)! Dream cast the role in the comments, people!

What did you think of Revenge's season finale? How do you think Jack will react to Emily's confession?

'Revenge' Season 2: who dies in 'Truth'?

(5/13/13) The "Revenge" Season 2 finale features the death of Declan (Connor Paolo), a terrorist attack on Grayson Global, the arrests of both Aiden and Nolan, Conrad's election as governor and no less than four game-changing revelations. Absolutely nothing will ever be the same after two hours of "Truth."

If you couldn't keep up, here is all of the death, destruction and awful "Truth" once again.

When "Revenge" goes "Revolution"

When stuck in a terrorist-caused blackout, it's good to have access to your own satellite. Barring that, it's good to be within a mile of your dad's secure apartment building. Or it's a good idea to be at the Stowaway, where there are many candles and lanterns.

So basically, everyone on "Revenge" starts out okay.

That goes away quickly. Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Nolan (Gabriel Mann) quickly realize that the money transfer out of the Amanda Clark fund was the trigger. Now Aiden (Barry Sloane) will look like the perpetrator of the outage.

Whoops.

The tension of the cell phone

It's been said that most thrillers of days past couldn't be made now, thanks to the invention of cell phones. "Revenge" finds a way around that in its finale.

The blackout we saw in the previous episode causes some seriously screwed-up communications. Some calls do get through, but static and broken connections are the main result. Other calls don't go through at all, leaving the recipient in the line of fire.

And a few communications get through just fine. Gotta love that fickle technology!

Victoria plays all of the sides

Jack (Nick Weschler), being the decent human that he is, trusts Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) enough to tell her about both the laptop and about his plans to destroy Conrad's political career.

This was a mistake, just like every time anyone has ever trusted Victoria ever. She goes straight to Conrad (Henry Czerny) with the information, giving the cold-blooded man all the info he needs to turn the tables on Jack.

Because every member of the Grayson family needs an obsessed, psychotic, same-sex stalker ...

Remember a young man by the name of Tyler Barrol? Well now Charlotte's got her own Tyler to deal with. That would be Regina.

Yes, the publicity-hungry, mean-girl snob is secretly in love with Charlotte (Christa Allen) and is out to destroy Declan. Regina tells the gullible Miss Grayson that Declan attacked her and stole the bail money. Charlotte believes it all, at least at first.

She doesn't get a second chance. By the time Declan makes it back into the building, Victoria has arrived. The boy gets a stern talking-to about the benefits of safe sex:

"Stay the hell away from my daughter, or your ability to procreate will be nothing but a distant memory!"

Such a pity that this admonishment sends Declan straight over to Grayson Global.

Emily loses Takeda and her faith in everyone

As part of their efforts to keep Aiden from being blamed for a massive terrorist attack, Emily and Nolan go look for Takeda.

They find him. He is very dead. This causes flashbacks for Emily -- her sweet memories of Takeda involve beat-downs and insults.

Emily cries. Then she investigates, leaving fingerprints on absolutely everything in the whole place in the process. Isn't Emily smarter than this? Whether she is or not, Emily and Nolan find a photo of an Asian girl and a white man.

The girl runs to assure herself of Aiden's safety. There, she finds out a couple of things of importance. 1) Aiden totally killed Takeda and isn't too sorry. 2) Takeda's fiancee was a flight attendant on Flight 197. This would be why the Japanese tycoon has been so invested in Emily's plans for vengeance.

"Long live David Clarke"

One nod. One text. One explosion. Oh Conrad Grayson, you are a cold one.

A text from Ashley (Ashley Madekwe) lures Jack to Grayson Global -- that's where the incriminating laptop is now. Except ... It's not. Thanks to Victoria's warning, Conrad knows that Jack and Ashley have been plotting to destroy him. It's just too bad for them that Conrad is better at the whole destruction thing.

Conrad actually sent the text to Jack. He thus knows that Jack will be at the Grayson offices at the exact moment of Conrad's big election-day speech. Thanks to those gosh-darned cell phone outages, Emily and Nolan can't warn Jack to stay away.

As Conrad's speech ends, he gives a slight nod to the friendly terrorist (the man Emily saw in Takeda's photo). At that same moment, everyone in Conrad's audience receives a text reading "Long live David Clarke."

And Grayson Global explodes. Presumably -- Conrad must hope -- with Jack still inside.

Cold.

Also, we may be talking about the greatest political coup of all time -- Conrad gets to direct the rescue efforts for a disaster that he arranged.

The best-laid plans

As Conrad later explains to Daniel, the politician didn't exactly have a choice in all of this. A bomb had to explode, and someone had to take the fall. Conrad just set it all up to look like Aiden was behind everything.

And Jack getting caught in the blast? Well, that is just icing on the cake for a sociopath like Conrad.

Too bad Jack doesn't actually get caught in the blast. He gets Nolan's message at the last minute and is on his way out when the bomb blows. The upper-floor offices of Grayson Global are almost empty when they explode. Just one person is injured.

That would be Declan.

"There is no Initiative, my dear."

In case Conrad's foreknowledge of the bombing isn't enough to shock you, Conrad Grayson had a little more for us all.

This is made clear when Victoria finds out about Conrad's involvement in the bombing. As it turns out, Conrad was involved in a little more than that. Okay, a lot more than that. Conrad is, in fact, part of the Initiative.

Except that's not everything. Let's let Conrad explain it in his own words:

"There is no Initiative, my dear. There never was. Not really. Simply a consortium of savvy business persons who perfected the art of profiting of other people's fear. See, when catastrophe strikes, the public spends money -- lots of it. And if one were able to anticipate such disasters, they'd stand to make a fortune. Of course, predicting these acts of God is impossible. Unless one of course one decides to play God."

So long, Declan!

Has there ever before been a blameless young man on whom so many have wished death than Declan Porter? It seems doubtful.

But the sad ending indeed comes in "Truth." Caught in the bomb blast meant to kill Jack and frame Aiden, Declan undergoes severe trauma but seems basically okay in the hospital. He sends away Jack with a smile and Charlotte with a kiss.

Too bad the kid is actually dying. With only Nolan in attendance, Declan says his true goodbye to Jack via cell phone and passes before anything can be done.

Arrest Aiden all you want, but leave Nolan alone, federal government!

Aiden -- the official fall guy for all of this -- doesn't make it out of the country after his touching goodbye to Emily. But his arrest isn't the end of anything. The feds now have another target -- Nolan Ross.

I'm sorry, agents of the federal government. That is not okay. You don't get Nolan! Even if the agents think Nolan is behind the release of Carrion. And even if they have a tape in which Padma tells them Nolan is the ultimate bad guy behind everything that has ever happened. Let's just say Nolan is going to be starting out Season 3 in a very, very bad place.

Aiden, meanwhile, is a free man. He uses his liberty to beat up Daniel quite seriously. He would prefer that Daniel and Emily stay apart.

Lonely Victoria

Spurned by Daniel (who is really getting awfully irritated at the bottomless pit of horror that is his parents) and afraid to face Charlotte, Victoria spends election night at home with her dark thoughts.

Everyone seems perfectly willing to let her be alone. It seems like a good fate.

Except that fate is a messy business. And when it comes knocking, Victoria's long-lost son, Patrick, is at the door.

Jack isn't happy. Emily can't lie anymore.

This has been a bad year for Jack Porter. So you can hardly blame the boy for wanting a little revenge of his own against Conrad Grayson, the man who was at least indirectly responsible for the deaths of both Amanda and now Declan.

Now that Conrad has been elected governor of New York, Jack has the perfect opportunity to take down the man.

But Emily can't let her one true love lose that last shred of decency that is so missing from everyone else on "Revenge." Finding Jack just before he is about to pull the trigger and end Conrad's reign of evil, Emily is ready to confess.

"I'm Amanda Clarke."

And "Revenge" is over for Season 2. Now be honest -- did you see any of that coming?

Season 2 Finale: Henry Czerny prefers crafting to conniving

(5/12/13) If you were to consider all of the possible hobbies for Conrad Grayson, woodworking would probably not be among them. And yet that's just the thing that grounds Henry Czerny, the devilishly handsome Toronto native who portrays the powerful Hamptons patriarch on "Revenge," which airs its two-hour season finale Sunday, May 12, on ABC.

When Zap2it caught up with the star on the last day of principal shooting for Season 2, he was busy putting together a slide show for the cast's wrap party.

"I've got about a thousand that I had taken on set, and I'm trying to organize them into a three-minute video," says Czerny. "So good luck to me."

But once filming is finished and the 54-year-old actor has come back to Toronto to visit his 85-year-old mother, he'll head back to Southern California and start on some woodworking he's doing with a friend.

"It's kind of a serious hobby; I make jewelry boxes and some furniture," says Czerny. "What I am making now with someone who wants to learn how to do it -- not that I know enough to teach him -- is a cubby for his gym. It's ... for people to put their backpacks into. We're using tiger wood and oak on the edging."

Just the visual of Czerny as Grayson working a lathe or fitting a joint as though he's Mike Holmes is a wonderful departure from the daily threats and scheming that usually emit from the Grayson demeanor.

"That's one of the reasons he is so what he is," says Czerny. "There is a profound and sequestered frustration in that I think he really just wants to make heirloom furniture for his best friends, and he's trapped on Wall Street. I think in Season 7 we might find him making furniture in prison."

Right now, of course, viewers are riveted by Grayson's skyrocketing political interests and are sure to be left with yet another gripping cliffhanger. As with any soap, the arc of characters can swing wildly throughout a season, and Conrad has been on a roller-coaster ride.

To start the season, he thought his wife, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), had died in a plane crash, only to find out she'd just faked her death. But the couple reunited in order to further their interests and keep the Initiative at bay. He then aligned himself with local thugs in an attempt to turn Montauk into the next Atlantic City. But when that didn't work out, he set his sights on the governorship of New York.

Phew. That's tiring.

"I'm fascinated, frankly, with the struggle of that which you think is the case and the reality in which you live," says Czerny. "That tickles me. And Conrad is one of those people who I think imagines himself to be on a path of control, and yet the further he goes along that path -- not unlike (Grayson family nemesis)?Emily (Emily VanCamp) -- the control seems to be more and more elusive.

"Because if there is a notion that you have it all, the reality is daily, second by second, that you don't. So if you are fishing for 'it all,' you will never gather all the fish in the lake. If your plan is to do so, you will be at it forever. If you are second, then you are last, for some people."

And that makes Czerny's portrayal of Conrad all the more satisfying. He grew up one of three children to working-class Polish immigrants in Toronto.

"They raised three kids best they could, all about getting the work done, doing an honest day's work," says Czerny. "And from out of that springs this odd weed that decided to go off to some theater school somewhere -- and it's profoundly shocking for them. We didn't go to the cinemas, we didn't go to the theaters, there was no storytelling. It certainly wasn't discouraged, but we didn't have time for that, we didn't have the money for it, we didn't have the inclination to do it."

And yet here is Czerny, portraying an evil, powerful patriarch many North Americans love to hate, even though his real life looks remarkably different -- woodworking and all.

"It's so profoundly different it's astonishing," says Czerny with a laugh. "At one point there was talk of an interview that would take place in my home, and I thought, 'Truly the last thing that I think would be helpful to anyone looking for that interview would be to visit me at my very middle-class, very routine, melt-into-the background home.' "

That is, unless you'd like to borrow a miter saw from Conrad Grayson.

Gabriel Mann: Death, Death and More Death Comes to Revenge

(5/12/13) Playing Nolan Ross, Emily Thorne's trusted ally on Revenge, Gabriel Mann's character has the software and hacking skills she needs to bring down the Grayson family.

As the soapy ABC hit wraps its second season with a two-hour finale Sunday night, PEOPLE chatted with the actor and former model, 40, about shooting the show's craziest scenes, the extent of his actual technical know-how, and which costar he'd like to transition to a spinoff with.

You've had some pretty insane scenes during the first two seasons of the show – which were your favorites to shoot?

I love the scenes that we shot towards the end of season one where – okay, I'm a sicko – Nolan is chained up in the White-Haired Man's torture chamber with Emily. I thought that was pretty MacGyver.

Also – maybe because I'm an emotional masochist – I loved shooting the scene where Nolan finds out that Padma has died and Emily comes to comfort him. It's the first time that we've seen those two characters go from at each other's throats in the pilot episode to embracing.

Emily didn't punch Nolan and push him away for once. I love seeing the progression of where those characters have come from our first episode until now.

So Nolan and Emily are getting tighter on screen – what's the relationship like between you and Emily [VanCamp]?

We are amazingly mature in real life and as a result of that, sometimes amazingly immature with each other. We disintegrate into baby talk – it's super cute.

I love Emily. She's such an amazing cook – she can make me banana-chocolate chip muffins any time. She has cooked the most incredible meals up at her house and she hosts the best parties for our cast.

She's just fun – she's a very well-adjusted, really intelligent person who I've really appreciated having as a costar in my first foray into series television. You have to spend a lot of time over a potentially long period of time with another person and I couldn't think of a better person to do it with.

You're not actually all that tech-savvy in real life. What are you really doing when Nolan is hacking computers, programming Carrion and figuring out who the Falcon is?

Me, myself and I … not so tech-savvy. Nolan Ross on TV – as long as the camera is not on my hands ... I don't know, do I want to give away trade secrets? It's usually [mimics typing at warp speed] as fast as I can … "Oh my God, what am I seeing on the blue-screen?! That means I have to type even faster!"

Nolan doesn't have the best track record with love interests – Tyler and Padma have both ended up dead …

Okay, now that you put it that way, it sounds horrible! If you fall in love with Nolan, you're going to be dead. It's not just that the relationship ends poorly, you're dead.

It certainly looks that way though! So can we expect to see Nolan follow Emily's lead in the season finale? He now has a number of reasons to get revenge himself, and we hear someone else may die.

Death, death and more death comes to Revenge. It's the nature of the beast with a show like this. Early in season one, [creator] Mike [Kelley] came to all of us and said, "Look, I have to be honest with you, any of you could be revenged off the show at any time."

It keeps you on your toes while you work – in a great way. A show like this works best when it has a combination of tension and humor. I don't mind living with the constant threat of character death on the show.

I also think that Nolan has a million reasons to want to get his own revenge, but he's got some great partners in crime at this point.

Some of the rescue missions with Aiden Mathis haven't worked out so well – who is that guy? I mean, honestly – he's supposed to be a super spy and he doesn't have a great track record with being a good shot. Missed Victoria this season, missed Trask … I went there. [laughs]

Barry Sloane, who plays Aiden, is awesome. I would love to do a spin-off show with Barry … Aiden and Nolan just failing at trying to save people, one episode after the next. Hire us – your target will always die.

Seriously though, Nolan has many reasons to get revengey in the season finale. After everything that's going to happen … stay tuned for season three.

ABC Renews Several Shows

(5/10/13) ABC Renews ‘The Neighbors’, ‘The Middle’, ‘Last Man Standing’, Modern Family’, ‘Once Upon A Time’, ‘Revenge’, ‘Suburgatory’, ‘Scandal’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, Castle’, ‘Nashville’.

Finale: Who Will Die?

(5/10/13) Whose days are numbered on Revenge? Viewers will find out by the end of Sunday's two-hour season finale.

"For the first time, one of our core cast members will not survive the season," executive producer Mike Kelley tells TVGuide.com.

As the season winds down, The Initiative is kicking its plan into high gear, staging a city-wide blackout that signals that something major is about to go down. But who is the group's target? And will the death be by its hands? Or will the victim — and the killer — come as a complete surprise? We rank each of the main cast members' odds for demise.

Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp): 100 to 1
Let's be realistic: The show is about Emily's quest for revenge, so unless the writers are planning a major plot shift, there's no way she's a goner.

Jack Porter (Nick Wecshler): 50 to 1
Since we've been essentially told that Emily and Jack are the endgame, this option is also pretty far-fetched. Jack has gotten his hands dirty a bit this season and has certainly been involved with shady characters, but it's very unlikely that he'll bite it.

Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman): 25 to 1
Would anyone even mind if Daniel kicked the bucket? Probably not, but he is Emily's main "in" to the Grayson family, so he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Plus: The writers already played with the idea that he was dead in Season 1.

Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann): 20 to 1
If fan favorite Nolan is killed, the series might lose its remaining loyal viewers. Aside from being Emily's wingman and a one-liner machine, he's also one of the only people who knows Emily's secret, and the series needs that confidant as a character and for exposition. Also, without Nolan's tech-savviness and brains, Team Revenge would get nowhere.

Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe): 15 to 1
Like Daniel, the series already led us to believe she was dead in the Season 1 finale. But while Victoria serves as Emily's icy nemesis, her death could serve as both a game-changer and a big notch in Emily's revengenda belt.

Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny): 15 to 1
Conrad is a great villain on the show, but with his story line taking an unnecessary turn towards politics, the show could easily survive with him out of the picture.

Charlotte Grayson (Christa B. Allen): 5 to 1
Before her pregnancy reveal, Charlotte would've been a likely candidate to die, but now it seems like there's a reason for her to remain relevant for another season. Plus: It's through her that we see Emily's secret longing for a real family and her protective instincts as an older sister.

Ashley Davenport (Ashley Madekwe): 2 to 1
What does Ashley even do anymore? Her accent is fun and she's become quite the manipulative schemer over the past season, but is there really a need to keep her around? This is the best way for the series to tease a "major death" without suffering any consequences by losing her character.

Declan Porter (Connor Paolo): 2 to 1
Yes, Ashley's useless, but there's probably not one person who would miss Declan if he were gone. (Sorry, Dec!) The only reason to keep him around is for Jack, who has already lost every single person in his life and it would not feasible to add another to that list — let alone add two in one season (RIP, Fauxmanda). That said, Jack has already hit rock bottom, so would this really make things much worse for him?

Who do you think is going to die?

Video: Do Victoria and Emily Have Something in Common?

(5/9/13) Can Revenge's Victoria and Emily find common ground? One of them seems to think so.

In this exclusive clip from Sunday's Season 2 finale (9/8c, ABC), Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) confronts Emily (Emily VanCamp) about her intentions for marrying Daniel (Josh Bowman).

"You will soon learn what a woman is willing to endure for appearances," she says. "Whatever your reasons for marrying him, you'll never convince me it's for love, and by and by you will grow tired of perpetuating this charade until one morning you will wake up hollow with nothing but regret and misery to fill your days."

Does talk of a loveless marriage sound familiar?

"You and I have more in common than either one of us cares to admit," Victoria adds.

Watch: Video.

The Revenge finale airs on Sunday at 9/8c on ABC.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 5, 2013

(5/6/13) The broadcast networks had another ho-hum Sunday in the ratings, although an hours-long delay in a NASCAR race gave FOX a boost in the early part of the night.

Once the race was over, the season finales of "The Amazing Race" and "The Mentalist" took over the lead in both viewers and adults 18-49 for CBS. "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" were up a little for ABC, as was "Red Widow" -- although its finale still didn't make much of a dent. "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" fell slightly for NBC.

CBS averaged 9.4 million viewers and a 5.9 rating/10 share in households for the night. FOX scored 5.95 million viewers and a 3.5/6, pending updates for the NASCAR runover. ABC (5.75 million, 3.6/6) took third, and NBC trailed with just over 4 million viewers and a 2.5/4.

FOX currently holds the lead among adults 18-49 with a 2.1 rating. CBS scored a 1.9 in the demographic, beating out ABC's 1.6. NBC posted a 1.2.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.5 million viewers, 7.0/12 households)
FOX: NASCAR runover (7.2 million, 4.4/8)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.9 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (2.6 million, 1.7/3)
18-49 leader: NASCAR runover (2.1)

8 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" season finale (9.1 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.4 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: NASCAR runover (8.2 million, 4.8/8)/"The Simpsons" (4 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (4.1 million, 2.5/4)
18-49 leader: "Once Upon a Time," "The Amazing Race" and FOX all tied at 2.2

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" season finale (8.8 million, 5.2/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.2 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (4.35 million, 2.6/4)/"Family Guy" (4.6 million, 2.7/4)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "The Amazing Race" (2.3)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" season finale (9.2 million, 5.8/10)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (5.1 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: "Red Widow" season finale (3.5 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: "The Mentalist" (1.7)

'Revenge' shockers

(5/6/13) Before the "Engagement" episode of "Revenge" came to an end, viewers got not one, not two, but three huge shocks. Thanks to Aiden and Takeda facing their differences and thanks to Charlotte's bad behavior, we got to see an arrest, a murder and a pregnancy within only a few minutes.

Oh, and then all of the electricity in New York state went out because of Nolan's "Carrion" program and the Initiative.

Life is very complicated on "Revenge," isn't it?

The crazy started on "Engagement" in a rather typical fashion when Charlotte (Christa Allen) got herself arrested for public drunkenness. Considering her recent, acting-out behavior, this was really only a matter of time.

We got a slightly bigger surprise after Daniel (Josh Bowman) bailed Charlotte out of jail. When asking his sister why she was being so thoroughly self-destruction, Daniel received a bit of a bombshell: Charlotte is pregnant.

Is Declan (Connor Paolo) the father? Let's just hope the answer is yes, or this particular shock is going to be even bigger than expected.

Speaking of shocks that were bigger than expected, how about that fight between Aiden (Barry Sloane) and Takeda (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa)? Some form of confrontation had to happen between Aiden and his former mentor, but even on "Revenge," we weren't expecting swords to be involved.

And who would have thought Aiden could beat Takeda? This is certain to become even more problematic, considering that a) Aiden's plans always fail, and b) Takeda was about to deal with something huge and Initiative-related that seems likely to just happen now.

Was that something the huge New York blackout? It does seem to be the Initiative's fault that the electricity went out all across New York City and Long Island. Nolan (Gabriel Mann) identified the weapon as his own Carrion program, and the Falcon (rotting away in a prison somewhere) looked all cheerful about the sudden darkness.

All of these big shocks came in a roughly 10-minute span of time at the end of "Engagement." This means that we have a lot of answers to look forward to as Season 2 of "Revenge" comes to a close.

Sunil Nayar Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios, Named ‘Revenge’ Showrunner

(5/3/13) I’ve learned that the informal writers room for Incursion, Starz‘s alien drama project from Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight, has started to ramp down. I hear the decision was made based on the fact that enough scripts had been written for a full series order. The project, which follows a squad of soldiers caught in a war against a hostile alien race, remains in consideration for a pickup as Starz is evaluating it. Incursion follows Starz’s development model where projects go straight to series, so the network regularly sets up writers rooms to develop a season’s worth of scripts before greenlighting a show. The pay cable network just authorized the launch of a writers room for Ron Moore’s Outlander. “Incursion remains in development at Starz, and we are very much in the Steven DeKnight business,” a rep for Starz said. Incursion, which also has scouted potential locations and done creature creation work, is part of an overall deal DeKnight has with the network.

Resolution Signs 'Revenge's Gabriel Mann

(5/3/13) Actor Gabriel Mann has signed with Jeff Berg’s Resolution Entertainment. He was at APA. Mann co-stars as tech billionaire Nolan Ross on the ABC drama Revenge. He will next be seen in Diego Luna’s Chavez, a biopic of civil-rights activist Cesar Chavez. His previous credits include features The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Life Of David Gale and a recurring role on Mad Men. Mann continues to be managed by Van Johnson and repped by attorney Allison Binder.

A Night Out With the Boys of Revenge

(5/3/13) (tvguide.com) Not an episode of Revenge goes by without at least one shocking backstab or well-played plan. It's no surprise, then, that game playing comes naturally to the three hunks who have spent the last two seasons competing for Emily Thorne's (Emily VanCamp) attentions on ABC's addictive drama. Over beers, rounds of darts and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot at L.A.'s Little Bar, Nick Wechsler (Jack), 34, Josh Bowman (Daniel), 25, and Gabriel Mann (Nolan), 40, gave us a rare peek inside their private worlds — while offering a few teasers about what's to come as Season 2 nears its climax.

TV Guide Magazine: Do you guys often hit the bar after work?

Wechsler: We used to more often during the first season, but then people kind of paired off.

Bowman: I moved here from England a year before the show started and was a lonely guy before these two became my new family.

Mann: Awww. Josh's best friend was Xbox.

Bowman: And PlayStation.

TV Guide Magazine: Where do you hang now?

Mann: At each other's places.

Wechsler: Mostly Em's. Emily has the best place.

Bowman: You guys have to come to my place for a housewarming — a year late, I know.

Wechsler: I'm ashamed of my place. I need to do a lot of work on it.

Mann: Nick's got other priorities. Like dodgeball. Josh and I are maybe the only two in the cast who haven't been to see him play.

Wechsler: Connor Paolo [Declan] has come to play. Ashton did too.

Bowman: Ashley Madekwe [Ashley] has played? No way!

Wechsler: No. Ashton...Holmes [who played the late Tyler]!

Bowman: Ah. Ashley would never! She'd be, "No, my nails!"

TV Guide Magazine: When you go out in public together, what kind of reaction do you get?

Bowman: People either love us or hate us.

Wechsler: I never get the hate. Generally, people don't approach you to tell you they don't like you!

Mann: Josh and I did make a trip to New York. That was a madhouse.

TV Guide Magazine: Spill some details, please!

Bowman: No! [Laughs] We had some bonding. Partied a bit...

Mann: What happens in New York stays in New York.

TV Guide Magazine: So, which of you is the biggest party animal?

Bowman: We all love music and like to dance. I ebb and flow. I party and then I disappear. I can be a homebody. Emily's a super homebody. The least partier would be Nick.

Wechsler: I was born an old man.

Mann: None of us are ending up on Celebrity Rehab just yet.

Bowman: I've been reading a lot of books, and I used to be big into video games, but —

Wechsler: — Josh got a girlfriend. [Bowman and VanCamp have been dating since last year.]

Bowman: Yeah, and then the game playing goes out the window! But I'm obsessed right now with The Walking Dead.

TV Guide Magazine: Speaking of the dead, Jack and Nolan are both in mourning following the ­recent deaths of their loves, Fauxmanda and Padma, respectively. Nick and Josh, can we expect you two to —

Wechsler: — finally get together?

Bowman: Jeez!

Mann: Will Jack and Nolan bond over the mutual deaths of our loves? I don't know. I can tell you Nolan definitely has a few crazy moments coming up.

TV Guide Magazine: Season 1 was all about Team Daniel vs. Team Jack. Who's got the edge now when it comes to winning Emily's heart?

Bowman: We have enough teams at the moment —

Mann: — for the World Series! By the way, Josh has a poker face on. Somebody might be putting a ring on it real soon.

Bowman: [Laughs] There's definitely a rekindled romance for Daniel and Emily. Emily is Daniel's objective. But now, if he does get her, it's about holding on to her. He's got to be sharper — and perhaps more controlling.

TV Guide Magazine: Viewers will soon be meeting Daniel's secret half brother. Any advice for the actor joining the show on how to blend into your boys club?

Mann: Pull off the brakes and have a great time.

Bowman: To be quite honest, we're a damn easy bunch. All so different, but connected in a deep, deep way.

Mann: Plus, the rest of this season is going to be immensely fun. If what we're hearing comes to fruition on the show, people are going to be biting their nails off all summer.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, April 28, 2013

(4/29/13) Per usual of late, the broadcast networks didn't do a whole lot in the ratings Sunday night. Only one show, FOX's "Family Guy," scored so much as a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49, while almost everything else fell below the 2.0 mark. On the positive side, ABC's "Revenge" returned after four weeks off with slightly improved numbers.

CBS led the night across the board, with the season finale of "The Good Wife" rising a little bit and "The Amazing Race" holding pretty steady with last week. The Eye averaged 9.6 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/10 share in households. ABC (5.7 million, 3.5/6) came in second. NBC took third with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.8/4, and FOX (3.6 million, 2.1/3) trailed.

CBS and FOX tied for the lead among adults 18-49, each scoring a 1.7 rating. ABC finished third with 1.5, and NBC averaged 1.2.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.6 million viewers, 7.5/13 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.4 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (2.7 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.1 million, 1.2/2)/"The Cleveland Show" (2.6 million, 1.5/3)
18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "60 Minutes" tied at 1.5

8 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.1 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.5 million, 2.4/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.5 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (3.9 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "The Amazing Race" (2.3)

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife" season finale (9 million, 5.9/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.9 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (4.7 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.9 million, 2.9/4)/"American Dad" (4 million, 2.4/4)
18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.5)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (8.7 million, 5.6/9)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (5.25 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: "Red Widow" (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
18-49 leader: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (1.6)

Simmons still works it

(4/28/13) Workout don Richard Simmons crashed a wrap party for ABC drama “Revenge” at Pink Taco in West Hollywood this week. “No one knew he was attending,” said a spy, while another overheard Simmons saying, “I want to meet the cast! I am a huge fan.” The show celebrated its second season with a taco bar, photo booth and “beauty bar.” Simmons was later seen circulating in a blazer and tie and meeting series stars Emily VanCamp and Ashley Madekwe at the Joico Hair Care and Svedka-sponsored event.

Gabriel Mann: We're Returning to the "High-Flying Ways" of Team Emily and Nolan

(4/26/13) Has Revenge really seen the last of Padma? Not entirely.

"The only time anyone is ever really dead is when you see them laying on a slab in the morgue," Gabriel Mann tells TVGuide.com. "[Although] where we left Padma at the end of the last episode was as close to the morgue as possible, I would say at the same time her story line is far from finished."

On the ABC show's last episode, Nolan (Mann) learned that his girlfriend Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria) was dead at the hands of The Initiative. But while only Aidan (Barry Sloane) technically saw her lifeless, the case could be made that he lied about her fate. On Sunday's episode (9/8c, ABC) Nolan will go in search of his own answers surrounding his love. What will he learn in the process? What happens when he uncovers his nemesis, The Falcon? And which surprising person is Nolan teaming up with in the season finale? Mann tells all below.

So is Padma really dead?

Gabriel Mann: Well, the only time anyone is ever really dead is when you see them laying on a slab in the morgue. [Although] where we left Padma at the end of the last episode was as close to the morgue as possible, I would say at the same time her storyline is far from finished. Is she still alive? In some ways, yes. Will her influence be continued to be felt? Absolutely. Will she come walking back in again? That would be a bombshell that we may have to wait for Season 3 for. But yes, her legacy continues to live on.

It seems that the answers surrounding Padma's death lies with The Falcon. Do they face off?

Mann: I would say face off is a very apt description and how they go about doing it is something that will inspire some laughs. Two major computer geeks going head-to-head — you can imagine that one? I have to question whether Nolan is up on his self-defense kills at this point, but I will say he's going to need them real bad for things coming up soon.

Do you think Padma was the love of his life?

Mann: I would always say that Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is the real love of his life, and that can be interpreted in a million different ways. But in terms of a reciprocal kind of love, I would say Padma was the kindest love that he has yet to encounter. Nolan tends to sway in the direction of love, friendship and companionship, so given the opportunity with the people in front of him, who would he choose? Probably whoever is nicest to him and the most genuine. With Nolan and Padma there was a real genuine sweetness, almost like a high school first love crush, which I know Nolan probably didn't have. He's the definition of late bloomer so considering Padma was his high school sweetheart I'm very interested to see who his college sweetheart is.

How long will it take for him to get over her?

Mann: This one is going to take a beat for Nolan to get past, although certainly in the world of Revenge he isn't going to have too much time sitting around being depressed with the lights out and his head under a blanket. Life is coming at him very quickly to get up and take action. The other thing with Nolan is that he's going to be managing a lot of collateral damage and [people] are going to need his support and his resources to survive some of the plot twists that are about to get dropped — and boy do they come fast and furious in the next few episodes.

A lot of people seemed to be happy Padma is gone, if only so Nolan could go back to being Emily's wingman.

Mann: In the last few episodes of the season you'll see a return to the high-flying ways of Team Emily and Team Nolan and I think that it's always a core of the show. Season 2 was about their characters stretching their wings in the world a bit, but that's always in service of bringing it all the way back around to what its roots are and really the genesis of what the story is about, which is Emily, David Clarke and the Graysons. The way the plot twists, Emily and Nolan are going to need each other in a way they never have, and we'll also start to see what the ramifications of that friendship has wrought in their lives.

Ashley and Jack appear to be teaming up. Will Nolan join them?

Mann: There is a lot of screen time for Nolan and Jack (Nick Wechsler) and Nolan and Emily in the season finale. If ever Jack needed Emily and Nolan's help I would say it is now. Whether he decides to take it or not is going to be revealed real soon.

Executive producer Mike Kelley recently told us that a major character is dying in the finale. Should we be worried it's you?

Mann: The reality of a show like this is that nobody is ever really safe; it's what keeps the stakes high and it's what's necessary when you're telling this kind of story. Whether it is the end of Nolan's days walking around the Hamptons or Nolan is going to emerge as the ghost friend...I will say there were a lot of genuine tears shed in our table read for the very last episode.

Any final teases for the remaining episodes?

Mann: There is going to be a very, very unlikely alliance that I and another member of the cast had been pitching for two years now, and it finally starts to come true. This was something I had been really gunning for and finally got, and it may be the beginning of a beautiful marriage made in hell to be explored, fingers crossed, in a potential Season 3. At this point, we've certainly laid the groundwork for some major fireworks.

Revenge airs on Sundays at 9/8c on ABC. Watch a clip from the episode here.

'Revenge' Creator Mike Kelley To Depart

(4/22/13) ABC‘s soapy drama Revenge has not been officially renewed for a third season. But when it is, it will be without creator Mike Kelley at the helm. After serving as executive producer/showrunner for the first two seasons of the drama series, Kelley is stepping down from day-to-day responsibilities though he may stay on as a consultant. Kelley called the departure, which comes at the end of his current contract, “a difficult mutual decision” between him and Revenge producer ABC Studios. “Helming this series has been the ride of a lifetime, and my producing partner, Melissa Loy, and I will look back on our Revenge time with deep gratitude and respect for Emily (VanCamp) and Madeleine (Stowe) and the rest of the incredible cast, our heroic crew, the dedicated and imaginative producing and writing team, and the tireless post production department,” Kelley said, also thanking ABC president Paul Lee, his marketing team, and the creative executives at ABC and ABCS “for their profound support throughout this journey.” “I’m excited about finishing post production on the season two finale, which I hope will stand among the best episodes of the series thus far. Continued success to all.”

I hear Kelley, who created the cult CBS drama Swing Town before taking a crack at a female-driven contemporary take on The Count Of Monte Cristo with Revenge, had been lobbying for shorter seasons for the heavily serialized drama. From the get-go, he had argued with ABC and ABC Studios that Revenge was much better suited for cable-style orders instead of the standard broadcast 22-episode seasons. After a fast start, Revenge was moved into the high-profile Sunday 9 PM slot last fall though it has been uneven creatively. I hear the pressure to churn out 22 episodes a season while maintaining the quality has taken a toll, sometime causing tension on the set and ultimately leading to Kelley’s decision to move on. He just informed ABCS and the Revenge cast of his decision. “Mike Kelley created a distinctive series for our studio and network with tremendous passion and dedication,” said ABC Studios EVP Barry Jossen. “We wish him all the best as he moves on to his next television achievement.”

As for who will succeed Kelley, the show’s writer/executive producer Sunil Nayar appears the logical choice and is rumored for the job, but ABC Studios stresses that no decisions have been made.

Revenge Poised to Kill Off a Core Character in Season Finale

(4/12/13) By the time the credits roll on Revenge‘s two-hour Season 2 closer on May 12, the Hamptons population will be down by one.

We’re not talking a plane-explosion fake-out or Tyler-Daniel-on-the-beach switcheroo. Series creator Mike Kelley tells TVLine exclusively that “one of our core cast members will not survive the finale."

Even better, he adds, “Our audience will not have to wait to find out the identity of the person that didn’t survive. We will let them know within the two hours.”

So who’s headed to that big benefit gala in the sky?

And if you need a hint, we’ll leave you with this cryptic Kelley comment: “It’ll be a surprise who it is – and it’s certainly a surprise to Emily.”

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 31, 2013

(4/1/13) CBS' coverage of the NCAA tournament Elite Eight round pushed its prime-time slate back about 40 minutes Sunday night -- and helped the network score an across-the-board ratings win in the process. "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" scaled back to an hour for the night and saw its ratings dip a little -- although it did lead the 10 o'clock hour in adults 18-49.

On a rerun-heavy night elsewhere, CBS averaged 10.7 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/10 share in households in primetime. NBC (4.6 million, 2.9/5) came in second, beating out ABC 9(3.6 million, 2.3/4). FOX trailed with 2.5 million viewers and a 1.4/2.

CBS also led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.5 rating, well ahead of second-place NBC's 1.3. FOX scored a 1.1 in the demo and ABC a 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NCAA tournament/"60 Minutes" (15.7 million viewers, 9.1/17 households)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (3.5 million, 2.2/4)
ABC: Specials - "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" (2.6 million, 1.5/3)/"Charlie Brown All-Stars" (2.5 million, 1.4/2)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (1.6 million, 0.9/2)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (2.1 million, 1.1/2)
18-49 leader: NCAA tournament/"60 Minutes" (4.2)

8 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (10.5 million, 6.3/10)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (5 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.1 million, 1.6/3)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.55 million, 1.4/2)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" rerun (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (2.4)

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (8.8 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.4 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (5.3 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (3 million, 1.8/3)/"American Dad" rerun (3 million, 1.8/3)
18-49 leader: "The Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (1.9)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" rerun (7.7 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: "Red Widow" (4.1 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (1.4)

LIVE TWITTER CHAT WITH REVENGE STAR ASHLEY MADEKWE

(3/28/13) Join "Revenge" cast member Ashley Madekwe (@smashleybell) as she live tweets during the east coast broadcast of "Revenge" on SUNDAY, MARCH 31 from 9:00-10:01p.m., ET, on the ABC Television Network.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 24, 2013

(3/25/13) CBS scored a ratings win Sunday night thanks in part to the NCAA tournament, which pushed the primetime lineup back about 45 minutes in much of the country. The rest of the network's lineup looks to be in line with recent weeks, but those numbers are subject to change because of the live telecast.

Elsewhere, "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" fell some from last week for NBC. "Family Guy" scored the night's best 18-49 rating (aside from the NCAA runover) for FOX, and ABC's "Red Widow" improved on its recent performance.

CBS averaged 10.1 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/10 share in households for the night, easily beating ABC's 6.2 million and 3.7/6. NBC (5.6 million, 3.7/6) finished third. FOX trailed with 3.6 million viewers and a 2.0/3.

CBS also scored a win among adults 18-49 with a 2.4 rating. FOX took second in the demographic with a 1.7, edging ABC's 1.6. NBC posted a 1.3.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NCAA tournament runover/"60 Minutes" (11.7 million viewers, 7.1/12 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.85 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.7 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.2 million, 1.2/2)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (2.3 million, 1.3/2)
18-49 leader: NCAA runover/"60 Minutes" (3.4)

8 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (10.3 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.3 million, 4.2/8)
NBC: "Dateline" (6.5 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.7 million, 2.0/3)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.75 million, 2.0/3)
18-49 leader: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (2.4)

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (9.4 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.1 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (5.2 million, 3.4/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" (5.1 million, 3.0/4)/"American Dad" (4.5 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.6)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (9.2 million, 6.1/10)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (5.1 million, 3.4/5)
ABC: "Red Widow" (4.5 million, 2.9/5)
18-49 leader: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" and CBS tied at 1.6)

'Revenge': Is the Falcon Victoria's son?

(3/25/13) If you didn't believe "Revenge" was a soap opera, the past few episodes should convince you otherwise. Kidnappings, crazy revelations, unknown offspring and previously unmentioned hackers have all appeared in the once calm world of the Hamptons. One of the biggest revelations of the most recent episode, "Victory," concerns Victoria's son.

And we don't mean Daniel.

Warning: If you haven't guessed by now, there are some spoilers in the following article. You probably should not read this before watching "Victory."

Thanks to the always useful Mason Treadwell, we now know that Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) had a son when she was 16. The baby was given up and landed in foster care. Now that Emily (Emily VanCamp) knows this secret, we can surely expect to meet the long-lost child soon.

Or have we met him already?

There are really only a few options if Victoria's pre-Grayson child isn't a new and upcoming character. He would have to be a man in his early to mid 30s (depending on how old Victoria is supposed to be). He is probably a bad man, thanks to genetics and a life in foster care. He definitely has to have some connection to the story -- mostly because it wouldn't be fun otherwise.

Who could that be?

One possibility might be that Initiative henchman, Trask (Burn Gorman). He seems a bit old, but you never know when TV years are involved. This would certainly help increase the connections between the Graysons and the terrorists.

But there is another option. What if Victoria's illegitimate son is the Falcon? This skilled, mysterious hacker has the ability to best even Nolan when it comes to computer stuff, and he has connections to both the Graysons and to the Initiative. It's a safe bet that the Falcon has not yet appeared in-person, but we are definitely going to meet the man.

Unless the Falcon brings a twist (like "he" is really Padma or something), it would make for a good story if the guy were Victoria's child.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 17, 2013

(3/18/13) For the third straight Sunday, none of the broadcast networks managed to get above a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. Most shows were either flat or down from last week, with "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" being one of the few exceptions. It was up slightly in both viewers and the 18-49 demographic.

Elsewhere, ABC's "Once Upon a Time" was even with last week, but "Revenge" fell a little. "Family Guy" was again the night's leader among the 18-49 demo but was down from last week. "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" were flat for CBS in the demo (although "The Mentalist" was up a little in total viewers), and "The Amazing Race" slipped slightly.

Sunday hour by hour:
7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.1 million viewers, 6.4/11 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (6.2 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.9 million, 3.2/6)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (1.8 million, 1.1/2)/"The Cleveland Show" (2.8 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (1.6)

8 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (8.8 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.2 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (6.2 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.8 million, 2.5/4)/"The Cleveland Show" (4 million, 2.2/3)
18-49 leader: "The Amazing Race" and "Once Upon a Time" tied at 2.2

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9 million, 6.0/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.45 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (5.2 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.9 million, 2.8/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.5 million, 2.0/3)
18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.3)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (9.8 million, 6.3/10)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (5.7 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: "Red Widow" (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
18-49 leader: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (1.9)

Toyota Pro/Celebrity Field Announced!

(3/15/13) The red carpet and race cars are ready as Toyota announced today the participants from film, television, music, sports and the military who will compete for checkered flag glory in the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. The 37th annual charity race will take place April 20 on the 1.97-mile street course in downtown Long Beach, Calif., as part of the 39th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The field of racers will navigate the new 210-horsepower Scion FR-S race vehicles through high speed turns to benefit “Racing for Kids,” a national fundraising program supporting children’s hospitals throughout the United States. This year’s field of popular celebrity racers includes:

· Cristian Castro (@CristianCastro): Grammy Award-nominated and best-selling Mexican pop singer. Famous from a young age, one of his best known albums is “Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor,” with four singles in the top ten of Billboard's Hot Latin tracks. In April, he will release a new album “Primera Fila,” celebrating 20 years as a singer.

· Kate del Castillo (@katedelcastillo): Mexico’s most acclaimed actress, best known for her starring role in long-running mini-series “La Reina del Sur.” Other credits include “Under the Same Moon,” “Trade” and a guest appearance on the Showtime series “Weeds."

· Brett Davern (@BDavv): Actor who stars as Jake Rosati in MTV's hit series “Awkward.” Other credits include the film, “Beautiful Ohio” and appearances in “Cold Case,” “CSI: Miami,” “In Plain Sight,” and “Medium.”

· Jenna Elfman (@JennaElfman): Actress known for her quirky role on the TV series “Dharma & Greg,” which earned her a Golden Globe Award. She now stars as the first lady in the family comedy “1600 Penn.” Film credits include “Friends with Benefits” and “Keeping the Faith.”

· Jessica Hardy (@swimhardy): A multiple world record-holder in swimming and a 2012 Olympic medalist. A Long Beach, Calif. native, she also does motivational speaking and served as an ambassador for the United States Olympic Committee Team For Tomorrow.

· Jesse Metcalfe (@JesseMetcalfe): Actor best known for his role as a teen gardener on “Desperate Housewives” and who currently stars in the TNT continuation of “Dallas,” based on the 1978 series of the same name. Film credits include “John Tucker Must Die” and “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.”

· Dakota Meyer (@Dakota_Meyer): Former U.S. Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his 2009 actions in Afghanistan. He wrote, Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War, fundraises with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the Hiring Our Heroes program.

· Jackson Rathbone (@JacksonRathbone): Actor best known for playing Jasper Hale in the hit “Twilight” movie series. Other film credits include “The Last Airbender.”

· Michelle Rodriguez (@MRodOfficial): Film actress best known for her tough girl physical roles, including starring in the record-breaking sci-fi film “Avatar,” the successful “Fast & Furious” franchise, the 2012 hit “Resident Evil: Retribution” and as a tough LAPD cop in TV’s “Lost.”

· Jeremy Sisto (@JeremySisto): Actor best known for playing Billy Chenowith on the series “Six Feet Under.” He also played Detective Cyrus Lupo on “Law & Order” and currently stars in the series “Suburgatory.”

· Mark Steines (@MarkSteines): Emmy award-winning journalist and host of the Hallmark Channel’s new how-to show, “Home & Family.” He spent more than 17 years on “Entertainment Tonight,” establishing himself as a trusted and charismatic figure in entertainment news.

· Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes): Emmy award-winning comedian, writer and actress who ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. She has hosted her own late night talk show, “The Wanda Sykes Show” and has appeared on TV shows including, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and films such as “Evan Almighty.”

· Michael Trucco (@MichaelTrucco): Actor best known for playing Samuel Anders on SyFy's acclaimed series "Battlestar Galactica" and Justin Patrick on the USA Network series “Fairly Legal.” Other credits include appearances on “Revenge,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “One Tree Hill.”

· Rutledge Wood (@RutledgeWood): Auto racing analyst on Fox Sports/SPEED and co-host of “Top Gear USA.”

Pro drivers competing against the stars for the title include motocross champion and MTV’s “Nitro Circus” star Andy Bell (@AndyBell), 2012 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race winner and comedian Adam Carolla (@AdamCarolla), Olympic gold medalist swimmer Tyler Clary (@TylerClary) and National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Melanie Troxel (@MelanieTroxel).

“This talented and inspiring celebrity group will not only help Toyota share the story of this long-running charity event, but they also will feel the rush behind the wheel on the famous Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach track,” said Les Unger, Toyota national motorsports manager. “The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race thrills both the participants and the crowds while giving back to kids in our communities through donations to Children's Hospital of Orange County and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.”

Rounding out the field is Glenn Faber, partner and general manager of Los Angeles area Keyes Toyota, as well as two charity auction winners: Dave Pasant, a retired insurance executive, and Carter Lay (@CarterLay), philanthropist and LAY'S chips heir.

The Toyota Pro/Celebrity race is one of the longest-running, corporate sponsored events of its kind. Since 1991, Toyota has donated more than $2 million to the Racing for Kids organization, on behalf of this race and its participants. In addition to Toyota’s contributions, a $15,000 donation will be made in conjunction with the 16th annual “People Pole Award.” Sponsored by People magazine, the award honors the pole-position winner of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race qualifying session on April 19.

To learn more about the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, visit toyotaracing.com.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 10, 2013

(3/11/13) Week two of the "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" improved slightly in adults 18-49 on its low premiere. The show was off slightly in total viewers, however.

It was a pretty quiet night in general for the broadcast networks Sunday, although the start of daylight saving time didn't seem to affect ratings too much compared to last week. "Revenge" was up some over its last original episode for ABC, but "Red Widow" dropped from its premiere. "Family Guy" scored the night's best 18-49 rating.

CBS led the night overall with 9.8 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households. ABC (6.5 million, 4.0/6) came in second. FOX scored 3.9 million viewers and a 2.1/3 to edge NBC's 3.75 million and 2.5/4.

FOX and CBS each drew a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 to tie for the lead in the demographic. ABC was right behind with a 1.7, and NBC trailed with a 1.3.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.35 million viewers, 7.4/13 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.3 million, 3.7/7)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.1 million, 1.2/2)/"American Dad" (3.3 million, 1.7/3)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" rerun (2.2 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (1.6)

8 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.2 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.45 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.9 million, 2.6/4)/"The Cleveland Show" (4.1 million, 2.2/3)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" rerun (2.9 million, 2.0/3)
18-49 leader: "The Amazing Race" (2.3)

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.1 million, 5.9/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.8 million, 4.3/6)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" (5.25 million, 2.9/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.9 million, 2.1/3)
18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.6)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (9.4 million, 6.0/10)
ABC: "Red Widow" (5.32 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (5.31 million, 3.5/6)
18-49 leader: "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (1.8)

Nick Wechsler on Jack's Revengenda, Why He's Now 'Distrustful' of Emily and Nolan

(3/10/13) (tvline.com) Quick, someone make Revenge‘s Emily a t-shirt that reads, “I saved my soulmate from a gun-toting psycho on a boat and all I got was his lousy attitude!”

As evidenced in our recent sneak peek at tonight’s episode of the ABC drama (9/8c), Jack is deep in the throes of grief after losing Amanda, and, per his portrayer Nick Wechsler, he’ll be taking at least some of that out on the woman he once loved most.

“Jack’s just freshly devastated, [so] it’s too soon for [he and Emily] to be together,” he says. Complicating things even further, he’ll soon “learn some stuff that makes him not trust [her]” — and she’s not the only one.

“Things are strained between Nolan and Jack a little bit, too,” the actor adds. “You’ll see why in this next episode. It’s partly because Jack’s all f–ked up, and partly because sometimes you push people away when you lose someone that significant — or at least you’re more fragile and more likely to tell someone to f–k off.”

That said, Wechsler reveals that “some stuff does come out that makes him distrustful of Nolan, [as well as] Emily.”

Referencing co-star Gabriel Mann‘s previous tease that we’ll now be seeing a “smarter, meaner, revenge-y Jack Porter,” Wechsler elaborates, “Just as you would imagine, he’s heartbroken. The thing that is driving Emily’s revenge is her broken heart; she was robbed of her father, of her childhood, of her innocence. Jack was naïve and innocent for so long and then they took his wife. Now he’s got that heartbreak driving his revenge engine as well.”

As polarizing as Revenge‘s second season has been, Wechsler assures that there’s “some really exciting stuff coming up” in the year’s final batch of episodes — “and I’m not saying that the other stuff wasn’t exciting. But if it wasn’t for some people, they’re going to like what we’ve got coming.”

'Bad Management' Adds To Cast

(3/9/13) EJ Bonilla (ex-Rafe, Guiding Light/Marco, Revenge) has joined Sharon Horgan’s ABC single-camera comedy pilot Bad Management. Written by Horgan and Holly Walsh and executive produced by Aaron Kaplan, Bad Management centers on a slightly self-centered female boss (Horgan) at a high-end luxury goods department store who finds her ways challenged when the boss’ son, Tobias Jr. (David Spade), comes to town and makes youth and sex the new company focus. Bonilla will play Ramon, a vain guy working at the store who had implants on his butt cheeks.

Pilot Season: Michael Trucco Reunites with Tricia Helfer for ABC Pilot Killer Women

(3/8/13) Michael Trucco has joined the ABC drama pilot Killer Women, opposite former Battlestar Galactica co-star Tricia Helfer, TVGuide.com has learned.

The project stars Helfer as Molly Parker, the only woman in the Texas Rangers. Trucco will play her older brother Billy, who is coincidentally married to Molly's best friend Nessa.

Trucco's previous credits include Revenge, How I Met Your Mother and Fairly Legal.

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First Look: Helen Hunt Is Mad About Revenge

(2/25/13) (Photo) Helen Hunt is getting her Revenge. The Oscar-winning actress (nominated this year for The Sessions) directed the ABC primetime soap's March 10 episode, in which the late Amanda is buried. How did the gig come about? "Helen is a legitimate fan and was so knowledgeable about the show," executive producer Melissa Loy says. "We were big fans of the Californication episode she directed, and of course the actors were over the moon to work with her."

"One of the most challenging things for Helen was making sure what Emily [Emily VanCamp] was truly feeling comes out, because so much of what that character shares is masked," says the episode's cowriter Nikki Toscano. "Emily has to bury one of her only friends without letting everyone else know their true identities." This means maintaining a stone face as she looks down at her real name on a headstone right next to her father's grave. That's acting!

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Feb 17, 2013

(2/18/13) The most-watched show on TV Sunday night probably wasn't on any of the broadcast networks. Nothing on ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC broke 10 million viewers, so there's a good chance "The Walking Dead" beat everything else on TV. The AMC series and the NBA All-Star Game on TNT probably will also have the top adults 18-49 marks of the night.

The premiere of the 22nd "Amazing Race" scored the best network numbers of the night for CBS, with ratings about even with its fall debut. "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" were up a little from last week for ABC, but they were still on the low side of their season averages. "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" were low for CBS as well.

CBS averaged 9.2 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share for the night, leading second-place ABC (5.9 million, 3.5/6) by a substantial margin. NBC (4.4 million, 2.8/4) came in third, and FOX trailed with 3.75 million viewers and a 2.1/3.

FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.7 rating, edging ABC and CBS, which tied for second at 1.6. NBC brought up the rear with a 1.2.

Sunday hour by hour:
7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (9.5 million viewers, 6.0/10 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.9 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.4 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.2 million, 1.3/2)/"The Cleveland Show" (2.6 million, 1.4/2)
18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.5)

8 p.m.
CBS: "The Amazing Race" premiere (9.5 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.5 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.6 million, 2.5/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (4.1 million, 2.1/3)
NBC: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" rerun (4.25 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "The Amazing Race" (2.4)

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife" (8.5 million, 5.5/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (6 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.85 million, 2.7/4)/"American Dad" (4.1 million, 2.3/3)
NBC: "SNL in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation" rerun (3.8 million, 2.2/3)
18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.4)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (9.2 million, 5.9/10)
NBC: "SNL in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation" rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: "Zero Hour" rerun (3.05 million, 1.9/3)
18-49 leader: "SNL in the '90s" (1.6)

Exit Interview with Revenge's Killed-Off Star

(2/18/13) Spoiler Alert: Stop reading if you have not yet watched Sunday's Revenge!

After a nearly five-month wait, Sunday's Revenge finally revealed that the identity of the dead male hand in the boat belonged to minor mobster character Nate Ryan (Michael Trucco). But that wasn't the big news. Also killed in a bloody battle aboard Jack's Amanda boat was the real Emily Thorne, a.k.a. 'Fauxmanda' Clark. (ABC's tricky promos, teasing that Emily Thorne would pay "the ultimate price" turned out to be dead-on.)

The character's portrayer, Margarita Levieva, is understandably disappointed, but agrees that her character had completed an emotional arc and served her purpose.

TV Guide Magazine: At the start of the season, did you expect you'd go down on the Amanda?

Margarita Levieva: Yeah, because I was only scheduled to do 14 episodes and I knew I'd be out after that. So I kind of figured. Originally I was only supposed to do 7 of the 14, so I thought it could have been happening earlier.

TV Guide Magazine: When did producers definitely inform you of your fate?

Levieva: I remember watching the first episode with [executive producer] Mike Kelley and halfway through he told me I was going to have a pretty dramatic, heroic death on the Amanda.

TV Guide Magazine: What was your reaction?

Leveiva: Mixed and bittersweet. It's time for her to leave after having gone through such a great arc. I thought she was going to die last season. But in the end they gave me an amazing death — saving Jack and Emily before dying in her arms. I couldn't have asked for anything better. So in a way I was ready for it, but as the time got closer I got really bummed out.

TV Guide Magazine: What was it like shooting your final scenes?

Levieva: Difficult and draining. We were out in the middle of freezing water in a secluded area up on the Universal lot near the Jaws lake.

TV Guide Magazine: Who among your co-stars took it the hardest?

Levieva: Definitely Emily [VanCamp] because of our emotional sisterly bond. There's a flashback scene in this death episode that really shows the care we had for each other. And a lot of my stuff was with Nick Wechsler [Jack], who I always pulled over to the craft service table in between takes. The whole crew was sorry to say goodbye too. And Mike gave me the tie iron prop Amanda used as her first murder weapon last season. What a great gift. It blew me away. I live alone so now I have this for defense in place of a baseball bat.

TV Guide Magazine: What do you hope Amanda's legacy will be?

Levieva: In a way I feel her death is a gift to Emily. It's necessary for Emily to continue getting revenge. She has new reason to go on with her mission after getting a little bit away from it in Season 2 with the Initiative and her relationship with Aiden. So I'll feel I made a worthy sacrifice if Emily is now inspired to fight harder.

Revenge Executive Producer on Sunday's Big Death

(2/18/13) Spoiler Alert: Stop reading if you have not yet watched Sunday's Revenge!

Revenge has mastered the art of the red herring. The season premiere flashed forward to a male hand in the hull of a sunken boat, suggesting one of the main actors could be killed off come winter.

But in the Feb. 17 episode, Jack, Daniel and Aiden were all spared. Ditto Declan, Conrad and Nolan. Turns out, ABC's sneaky promos teasing that Emily Thorne would "pay the ultimate price" actually gave away the victim's identity: The real Emily Thorne, aka Amanda (Margarita Levieva), met a watery end aboard Jack's boat, taking her last breath while cradled in the arms of the other Emily (Emily VanCamp).

"I thought [the promo] was kind of clever, because at the end of the day it proved true," says executive producer Mike Kelley, who informed Levieva of her fate early in the season. "We felt that Amanda had achieved a satisfying arc and needed to exit." As a parting gift, the actress was presented with an engraved tire iron, her character's first murder weapon.

As for that male hand, it belonged to a minor character, mobster Nate Ryan (Michael Trucco). But the way Trucco learned of his demise was less than ideal. "In the premiere, we made sure you could see there was a wedding ring on the corpse," says Kelley. When Kelley sent a costumer to fit Trucco for a ring, the exec producer says, "His face just fell."

Going forward, Jack will vow vengeance on Conrad, whom he blames for his wife's death; Nolan gets a new tech-savvy archenemy; Emily's foster brother arrives; and a huge secret will be revealed about Victoria. "The rest of the season will be drawing Jack and Emily back into each other's circles, with Emily finding it very difficult to continue keeping her secret," says Kelley. And the season finale, he says, will see Lady Thorne facing an "enormous betrayal." Sounds like a recipe for...revenge.

Sightings

(2/16/13) Revenge hottie Josh Bowman getting a haircut at the Joseph Martin salon in Beverly Hills.

Video: Jack finds a stowaway with a gun in 'Sacrifice'

(2/14/13) (Video) The big death that we have anticipated throughout "Revenge" Season 2 is coming quickly. By the end of the upcoming episode, "Sacrifice," we may just know which character dies on Jack's sailboat and why. This exclusive video from Sunday's installment of the soapy drama may give us a clue about what leads up to the sinking of the "Amanda."

If you recall from the previous episode, "Union," Jack (Nick Weschler) and Amanda (Margarita Levieva) married on the beach and then sailed off for a romantic honeymoon at sea. But all is not well. In the last moments of the episode, we saw that Nate Ryan (Michael Trucco) is also on the boat. He is definitely up to no good.

Also, he smokes. That doesn't seem like a terribly wise thing to do when stowing away on a small watercraft with the intent to kill the other passengers. Wouldn't the smell give you away? Perhaps Nate plans to smoke after he uses that gun against Amanda and her pesky, development-hating husband, Jack.

Could Nate be the body we see? Or will "Revenge" break our hearts by allowing Jack to find a watery grave. Whatever the case, a dramatic climax looks to be coming quickly.

"Sacrifice" airs on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 9pm on ABC.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Feb 10, 2013

(2/11/13) Ratings for the Grammy Awards were predictably down from last year's unusually high numbers, which were fueled by the death of Whitney Houston the night before. But the awards still drew a huge audience for CBS, drawing 28.1 million viewers for the full show (8-11:30 p.m.) and just over 29 million people in primetime.

ABC and FOX ran original episodes against the Grammys, and they suffered as a result. ABC's "Revenge" and "Once Upon a Time" both fell to series lows. NBC stayed out of the fray.

CBS averaged 24.55 million viewers and a 14.0 rating/21 share in households for the evening. ABC (5.6 million, 3.4/5) was the best of the rest. FOX (3.51 million, 1.9/3) edged NBC (3.48 million, 2.3/4) for third.

The Eye also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with an 8.2 rating. FOX came in second with a 1.8, followed by ABC, 1.5, and NBC, 0.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.1 million viewers, 7.3/12 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.3 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.7 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.2 million, 1.2/2)/"The Cleveland Show" (2.75 million, 1.6/2)
18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (1.9)

8 p.m.
CBS: 55th Annual Grammy Awards (29.5 million, 16.5/24)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (4.3 million, 2.3/3)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.4 million, 1.7/3)
NBC: "Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday" rerun (3.1 million, 2.0/3)
18-49 leader: Grammy Awards (9.9)

9 p.m.
CBS: 55th Annual Grammy Awards (30.5 million, 16.8/24)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.1 million, 3.4/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" (4.6 million, 2.6/4)/"American Dad" (3.8 million, 2.2/3)
NBC: "SNL in the '80s" rerun (2.4 million, 1.6/2)
18-49 leader: Grammy Awards (10.9)

10 p.m.
CBS: 55th Annual Grammy Awards (27.1 million, 15.3/24)
ABC: "Revenge for Real" (2.9 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: "SNL in the '80s" rerun (2.7 million, 1.8/3)
18-49 leader: Grammy Awards (10.0)

'Captain America 2' casts Emily VanCamp as Chris Evans' love interest

(2/2/13) Huge news from the Marvel camp today. Emily VanCamp, star of ABC's "Revenge," has been a highly sought-after television actress for some time. Now, she's making her first move into the blockbuster film world, landing a key role in "Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier."

According to Deadline, Marvel Studios hasn't yet closed a deal with VanCamp, but they're in talks with the actress. Additionally, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow character is said to be making an appearance in the "Captain America: The First Avenger" sequel.

Unlike the first movie, which took place during World War II, the sequel will be set in the present day. Sebastian Stan will reprise his role as Bucky Barnes.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

(1/21/13) The AFC Championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots gave CBS a huge ratings win Sunday night, although the network's numbers were down some from its last AFC title game night two years ago.

A special "Hawaii Five-0" that started about 10:15 p.m. ET also scored its biggest audience of the season, although it dropped off significantly in its second half-hour. FOX and NBC took the night off with lineups of reruns, but ABC aired new episodes of "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" opposite a big event for the second straight week. And for the second straight week, both shows suffered ratings declines.

CBS delivered 34.55 million viewers and an 18.8 rating/29 share in households in primetime. Those numbers will rise with time-zone adjustments, but for now the Eye is running behind the 40.9 million people who watched the 2011 AFC title game, when it last aired in primetime. ABC (5.9 million, 3.6/6) was the best of the rest. FOX (3.35 million, 2.0/3) came in third, and NBC (2.4 million, 1.5/2) trailed.

CBS also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with an 11.9 rating. ABC (1.7) edged FOX (1.6) for second place. NBC finished fourth with a 0.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: AFC Championship game - Ravens/Patriots (42.9 million viewers, 23.0/36 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.3 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/3)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (2.9 million, 1.7/3)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" rerun (2.1 million, 1.4/2)
18-49 leader: AFC Championship game (14.7)

8 p.m.
CBS: AFC Championship game (41.95 million, 22.5/33)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (7.7 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (4 million, 2.2/3)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (3.2 million, 1.9/3)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" rerun (2.3 million, 1.5/2)
18-49 leader: AFC Championship game (14.6)

9 p.m.
CBS: AFC Championship game (39.8 million, 21.7/31)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.7 million, 3.8/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (3.45 million, 2.1/3)/"American Dad" rerun (3.4 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/2)
18-49 leader: AFC Championship game (14.3)

10 p.m.
CBS: AFC post-game/"Hawaii Five-0" (13.6 million, 8.1/13)
ABC: "Shark Tank" rerun (4 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" rerun (3 million, 1.8/3)
18-49 leader: AFC post-game/"Hawaii Five-0" (4.1)

Recap: "Collusion" Sends Emily and Daniel to Los Angeles

(1/21/13) Last episode, we watched Aiden (Barry Sloane) and Emily (Emily VanCamp) dupe Helen Crowley (Wendy Crewson) into capture and then interrogation—but was she fooled, or did she know it was them all along?

History would point to the latter option.

Also predictable: Conrad (Henry Czerny) decided he was going to run for office—and use the desperate Porter boys as leverage.

WHAT WE LEARNED

Helen Crowley Wants Victoria Dead: After last episode's surprise kidnapping—where Helen and Aiden were captured and gassed, and then interrogated (it turned out that Aiden and Emily were actually behind the whole thing)—Helen Crowley, member of the Americon Initiative, is onto them. And she has what Aiden wants: his sister. But how does Aiden know his sister is actually alive? Well, Helen finally provides the proof in the form of a video depicting her, scared and confused. To get her back, Helen says, Aiden must kill Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) within the next 24 hours. Which is quite the ultimatum, but for a desperate, Victoria-hating Aiden, it sounds like a good deal.

Padma the Spy: Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria) found her way back into Nolan's arms, and he falls for it. At least briefly. She's really just back to Nolcorp to look for a program for—who else?—the Initiative, that will essentially help them on their quest of profitable and swift world domination. But Nolan is too smart to get played like that. She slips up, and he catches onto her. Now the game of payback can begin.

Surprise, We're All in L.A.: When you date a Grayson, things happen quickly. And sure, Emily is not dating Daniel again, but she certainly is leading him on for the sake of her own best interest, so she finds herself swept off her feet in a surprise trip to L.A. that's "more business than pleasure," assures Daniel. He's going to negotiate a new business deal, one his mother wants him to have nothing to do with. So what happens? Victoria shows up, unannounced to do all of the dissuading she possibly can. And to persuade another potential buying, Jason Prosser (Dylan Walsh), to seal his deal. Oh, and Aiden follows Emily without her knowledge, but really he's just there to kill Victoria. So what started off as a secret, spur-of-the-moment trip, quickly turned into a West Coast reunion of sorts. A reunion where everyone kinda wants everyone else dead.

Conrad Confronts the Ryans about Matthew Duncan: Conrad is a jerk with power issues. Since being booted from the top position of "the family business," he's gained great political ambitions. That's right, daddy wants to run for office. But everyone with a Voter I.D. card knows he's a jerk, so it's time for some drastic P.R. Enter Ashley, who is once again back in his life, and crafting a smart move that will get him back on the side of the commoners. Basically, he's going to help the Porters out, and give those evil Ryan's the boot. But to do so, Mr. Duncan (Jonathan Adams) is going to have to pay for the murder he committed years and years ago. The Porter boy's allegiance to their father's friend suddenly wavers.

Victoria Uses Sex to Get What She Wants—or at Least Tries: Victoria followed her son out to the West Coast so that she could get what she wants from Jason Prosser, which was namely his investment in Stonehaven, the firm her son is trying to acquire. After Aiden tells Jason that it's a trap—saying there's a lawsuit at the other end of the purchase agreement—Jason is put off. Put off, that is, until Victoria shows up at his room just as he's about to depart. And this is where things get steamy, the pair is suddenly all glossy eyes and coy face-holding. Jason doesn't want Stonehaven, he says. He wants Victoria. Do what she wants, she adds, and she's his. That interaction is followed by a big wet kiss. But Victoria's love isn't good enough for Jason to get the company, and Daniel's wish comes true: The firm is his. Victoria believes it will lead to the end of his life, or at least that's the threat from Helen Crowley.

Emily Convinces Aiden to Wait to Kill Victoria on His Own Terms: Just as Aiden has his sites set on Victoria—literally, he is about to pull back the trigger—Emily jolts him to a stop. It's not the right time to kill, she tells him, adding that it can be done later, on their own terms and not at the request of some Dr. Evilish woman holding his sister captive. He complies—but he could pay dearly for the decision. The episode ends with Aiden looking at another video he's been sent, and suddenly he's grief-stricken. His sister, he's led to believe, has been killed. Could it be true?

ONE-LINERS

"Don't you know that politicians tend to keep their concubines in the closet?" –Victoria

"What does it mean when your mom cancels your birthday?" –Charlotte

"I'm not thrilled your lunch date turned into a change of time zones." –Aiden

"Do what I ask, and I'm yours." –Victoria

"You can't let them turn you into their assassin." –Emily

"You selfish little girl." –Victoria

"Play her like she's playing you." –Emily

"Do you think we'll ever get back to being the people we once were?" –Daniel

Costume Designer Award nominees

(1/18/13) Nominees for the 15th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were announced Thursday by the organization.

Contemporary TV Series
"Girls," Jennifer Rogien;
"Nashville," Susie DeSanto;
"Revenge," Jill Ohanneson;
"Smash," Molly Maginnis;
"Treme," Alonzo Wilson, Ann Walters

'Revenge': A handy guide to untangling the show's tangled web

(1/14/13) "Revenge" can be a lot of fun. It can also be confusing. Especially now in season 2 of the soap, it can be hard to keep track of which characters are in cahoots with which other characters. Can the "Revenge" web be untangled? Find out here.

We must begin, of course, with Emily.

Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is currently in a secret relationship with Aiden (Barry Sloane). But Aiden's loyalties are being tested by pressure from the Initiative and by Emily's rekindled -- but mostly fake -- relationship with Daniel (Josh Bowman).

Daniel doesn't know that this new romance with his old fiancee is based on two secret premises. His mother, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), wants Emily to influence Daniel so he'll stay away from the Initiative. Emily, meanwhile, is using Daniel as a way to gain further information on that same nefarious organization.

Although Daniel's own scheming is of a minor sort at the moment, he does seem to have a few secret arrangements with Marco (E.J. Bonilla), Nolan's old boyfriend.

Speaking of Nolan (Gabriel Mann), the software mogul remains steadfast in his devotion to Emily and her quest for vengeance -- even though this loyalty cost Nolan his own company. Nolan also remains loyal to Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria), even though we now know that this loyalty is misplaced -- Padma reports to the Initiative.

Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) has mostly remained aloof from much of this for awhile now, but his new quest for political office means that he's entangling himself yet again. For one thing, Conrad is back in cahoots with uber-ambitious Ashley (Ashley Madekwe). Ashley, Amanda (Margarita Levieva) and Charlotte (Christa Allen) come together to tie Conrad to Jack (Nick Weschler).

Why would that happen? Well, Conrad needs a good public image, and Jack has been wrongfully accused of drug possession by his evil business partners. Conrad does get Jack out of jail, but we have to wonder about the debt that now exists between the bartender and the billionaire.

As for Amanda, she is pretty much fed up with the mess surrounding her and has bought a gun. She isn't quite ready to use it on the Ryans, but that's surely coming. At this point, Amanda is loyal only to Jack, Emily and her baby. Everyone else should probably watch out.

Got all that? Then you should be ready for the next "Revenge" episode!

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

(1/14/13) UPDATE: Time-zone adjusted ratings have the Golden Globes at 19.7 million viewers and a 6.4 rating in adults 18-49, an improvement of 17 percent in viewers and 28 percent in the 18-49 demo vs. last year's show. The numbers are the best for the Globes since 2007.

Ratings for the Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, improved by a good amount over last year, giving NBC a victory in adults 18-49 Sunday night. CBS, however, led the night in viewers, thanks to big numbers for an NFL playoff game that ate up the first hour of primetime.

ABC's originals suffered opposite the Globes, as both "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" slipped from last week. FOX's animated block, however, had a pretty decent night, and "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist" benefited a little from the NFL halo on CBS.

CBS' NFL-boosted lineup averaged 16.8 million viewers and a 10.3 rating/15 share in households for the night. NBC (14.8 million, 9.0/13) came in second. ABC (5.6 million, 3.3/5) finished a distant third, and FOX (4.2 million, 2.4/4) trailed.

NBC scored a 4.7 rating among adults 18-49, edging CBS' 4.6 for the lead in the demographic. FOX posted a 2.1 and ABC a 1.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL playoff - Texans/Patriots (31.9 million viewers, 18.3/27 households)
NBC: Golden Globes arrivals (9.9 million, 6.2/9)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.15 million, 3.6/5)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.1 million, 1.3/2)/"The Cleveland Show" (2.7 million, 1.7/2)
18-49 leader: NFL playoff (10.8)

8 p.m.
NBC: Golden Globe Awards (16.8 million, 10.0/14)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (14.8 million, 9.3/13)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (8.15 million, 4.5/8)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (5.1 million, 2.9/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (4.45 million, 2.5/4)
18-49 leader: Golden Globe Awards (5.1)

9 p.m.
NBC: Golden Globe Awards (16.7 million, 10.0/14)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (10 million, 6.7/10)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.1 million, 3.9/8)
FOX: "Family Guy" (5.9 million, 3.3/5)/"American Dad" (4.8 million, 2.8/4)
18-49 leader: Golden Globe Awards (5.5)

10 p.m.
NBC: Golden Globe Awards (15.75 million, 9.8/16)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (10.4 million, 6.8/11)
ABC: "Happy Endings" (2.2 million, 1.5/2)/"Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" (1.75 million, 1.2/2)
18-49 leader: Golden Globe Awards (5.5)

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

(1/7/13) Jillian Michaels returned to "The Biggest Loser" and with her came an uptick from the ratings of the previous season's premiere. The newest edition averaged nearly 6.8 million viewers, as compared to last year's premiere average of 6.4 million viewers.

It wasn't enough for a win for NBC, though. FOX won the night on the back of the NFC Wild Card game between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins, earning 13.7 million viewers and a 7.8 rating/12 share in households.

CBS was second with 9.7 million, 6.2/9, followed by NBC at 6.4 million and a 4.0/6 and ABC at 5.5 million and a 3.3/5.

FOX also won the 18-49 demographic with a 5.6, more than doubling the second place NBC at a 2.2. ABC was third with a 1.8 and CBS was last with a 1.7.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFC Wild Card game/post-game (26.6 million viewers, 14.9/23 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (9.5 million, 6.2/9)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.2 million, 3.5/5)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" rerun (3.4 million, 2.1/3)
18-49 leader: NFC Wild Card (9.8)

8 p.m.
FOX: "The Simpsons" (9.6 million, 5.7/8)/"Bob's Burgers" (6.5 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (9 million, 5.1/8)
CBS: "Person of Interest" rerun (8.4 million, 5.3/8)
NBC: "Dateline" (6.6 million, 4.3/6)
18-49 leader: "The Simpsons" (4.4)

9 p.m.
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.99 million, 6.5/10)
FOX: "Family Guy" (7.1 million, 4.2/6)/"American Dad" (5.6 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: "Revenge" (7 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" premiere (6.98 million, 4.1/6)
18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (3.5)

10 p.m.
CBS: "The Mentalist" (10.7 million, 6,8/11)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" premiere (6.96 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: "Happy Endings" (2.6 million, 1.7/3)/ "Don't Trust the B-" (2.2 million, 1.4/2)
18-49 leader: "Biggest Loser" (3.0)

Recap: The Graysons Try to Take Down Their Son; Emily Tries to Take Down a Judge

(1/7/12) Last episode, before our month-long Revenge break, we witnessed a change that has been boiling to a frothy head all season, but finally took place: The board of Grayson Global voted to have Daniel (Josh Bowman) take over as CEO, pushing aside his father (Henry Czerny), who was of course embroiled in crazy-drama after being accused of murder. As you can imagine, this little change in leadership does not make mama (Madeleine Stowe) and papa Grayson happy. But they'll forgive and forget, right? Oh, wait. This show is called Revenge for a reason.

WHAT WE LEARNED

Daniel's Parents Giddily Await Their Son's Failure: After Daniel took over the company, his parents—perhaps the most ruthless, spite-filled characters on the show—were mad. No, amplify that. They were fuming. Pissed. Seething. And now they want their son to fail. And, well, being a CEO of a company at such a young age is no easy task, so maybe they're onto something. Maybe he will fail? One thing is clear: They are willing to do anything to help make his possible failure a certainty.

Victoria Wants Emily To Canoodle with Daniel Because She's Wicked: Part of making Daniel fail, and part of digging into his psyche, is using Emily (Emily VanCamp) as a prop of sorts. A love prop. She wants Emily to reignite the flame they once shared. And, even though Emily is attached to Aiden (Barry Sloane), she's up for it, obviously. Victoria assures Emily that Daniel is still in love with her. So she's in. Just like that. Emily and Daniel, sittin' in a tree.

Declan goes Snooping for Drugs: After Declan (Connor Paolo) and Jack (Nick Wechsler) figure out that the Ryan brothers are essentially no-good pirates who have hijacked their bar, holding them hostage with no ransom, Declan goes snooping. Charlotte (Christa Allen) distracts the men as Declan goes to the back room of the bar, off to find some staple of bar life. But really he's snooping. What's he after? Drugs. And that's what he finds, buried in a sack of roasted coffee beans. Coke. Lots of it. Declan barely gets out of the back room before he's found out—but he does leave a bit of evidence of his search behind: a single coffee bean.

Emily and Aiden Pretend to Break Up: While Daniel and his father dine out for lunch and discuss Conrad's hidden funds that Daniel knows exists—but can't find—Emily and Aiden make a public scene, a kind of bait constructed all for Daniel to see. They break up. And just like that, Daniel is hooked. This girl he likes is once again single, just as he is. But really he's just a pawn.

Daniel Grants Nolan Access to Search the Company Intranet: Crestfallen by his brutish father's own stubbornness (obviously), Daniel goes to Nolan (Gabriel Mann) for help. Which is silly business, because Nolan's allegiance is obviously suspect. But he gives him access to the Grayson intranet, as well as full license to search and dig like a determined terrier, anything he has to find money.

Emily Confronts Judge Barnes and His Wife: Emily goes to a dinner party thrown by Victoria in honor of Judge Barnes (Geoff Pierson), who just so happens to be the judge responsible for putting her father behind bars. And in typical, smarter-than-thou style Emily confronts the man, and his wife, asking him if he's ever had a judgment that he's regretted. "No," Barnes, who is up for nomination to the Supreme Court, says. But his wife Patricia (Clare Carey) looks noticeably uncomfortable. Just minutes later, the two are off to bed. She doesn't feel well.

The Police Take Down the Bar and the Porters: After Declan discovered the white powder hidden among the coffee beans, it's obvious that he and his brother called the cops to take down the Ryans. But it backfires. They are on to the Porters, so they remove the drugs, instead planting the contraband in the boat. The police come in, find the white stuff in the front of the boat along with a gun. Jack nobly takes the fall, protecting his brother. But we all know the powdery stuff belonged to neither of them.

Patricia Barnes Bashes Her Husband:, Emily gives Patricia Barnes the strength to take down her husband, and down he goes. After Emily's father was sent to jail, new evidence emerged about the jury that essentially would have caused a mistrial. And Judge Barnes knew, but decided not to do anything about it, instead protecting his own interests. But his wife knew, and she ended up writing a letter to David Clarke while he was in prison—but she said it was from James Porter. It wasn't, and during a speech at a benefit that was supposed to behoove her husband's interests, she ended up taking him down. Just like that. Emily's plan worked. And her father's name? Slightly less mucked up. Is justice on the horizon?

ONE-LINERS

"Daniel's shortcomings will soon be apparent." –Conrad

"You really believe he still loves me?" –Emily

"Oh, listen to you, trying to sound all tech-y." –Nolan

"You realize I'm three moves away from snapping your neck." –Aiden

"I want a chance to start over." –Marco

"It was a nice reminder of how passionate Emily Thorne can be." –Daniel

"Last I checked, migraines don't cause bruising." –Emily

'Revenge' video: Will Emily get back together with Daniel in 'Power'?

(1/3/12) (Video) Could two former lovebirds be getting back together on "Revenge"?

Based on the events seen in a preview video for the first winter episode of the show, "Power," the answer is a definite maybe. If you believe what you see, it looks like Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Aiden (Barry Sloane) are about to break up. That leaves an opening for ex-fiance Daniel (Joshua Bowman) to sneak back into Emily's life.

But can we believe anything that Emily does?

It's not likely, but that does bring up the question of why Emily needs to even pretend to get back together with Daniel at all. While the girl may still have feelings for her Grayson ex, she hasn't indicated any interest in resuming their affair. It was, after all, only part of her plot against the family.

What does the video from "Power" tell us?

Daniel is still in charge of Conrad's (Henry Czerny) company.

Conrad, meanwhile, is pretty confident that he will be getting that company back any day now.

Did Daniel know that Emily and Aiden were eating nearby before their rather noisy fight erupted? Does it matter?

Ah, so Aiden is assuming the role of the boyfriend who is now jealous of the girl's ex... Will he be able to remain friends with Daniel while playing this card?

Considering Emily's "cat that ate the canary" smile as she walks away, this is definitely all according to her plans.

What plans are those? It's hard to say, although they may -- shockingly -- be formulated in conjunction with a plan of Victoria's (Madeleine Stowe)!

"Power" airs on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 9pm on ABC.

Emily VanCamp: My Boyfriend Likes When I Take Off My Makeup

(12/22/12) Josh Bowman prefers his girlfriend Emily VanCamp to be au naturel.

"When I take off my makeup, that's my boyfriend's favorite," the Revenge star, 26, tells Women's Health in its January/February issue of her Revenge costar and real-life beau, 24. "And that, to me, is a symbol of a great guy – someone who doesn't care about all that [glamorous] stuff."

VanCamp first realized this special quality her man possessed when she was on a fishing trip with him and his dad in England.

"I was there in my baseball cap and these crappy fishing clothes," she explains. "And I remember thinking, this is when I feel 100 percent comfortable – in these dirty clothes with fish guts all over them. I know it sounds horrendous. I'm at my most confident when I'm in nature and I don't have to dress up."

When it comes to her relationship in general, she understands, "It's more about accepting each other as separate people," adding, "Laugh a lot and be really delicate with the other person’s heart, because sometimes you start to take each other for granted. Always remember that neither of you needs to be there. It's a choice every day to stay together."

But even a lady in love appreciates her alone time.

"I like to reflect," she says. "I need that sort of peace and quiet. It's something my friends and I laugh about: 'Oh, Emily’s having a night to herself.' It centers me."

ABC Makes Hit Shows' Current Seasons Available Online

(12/18/12) 'Tis the season... to catch up with your favorite TV shows. ABC is making holiday TV marathons a little easier by putting the current seasons of its most popular shows online.

Fans can access all the newest episodes of old and new shows, including Castle, Grey's Anatomy, Nashville, Scandal and Once Upon a Time, through the ABC Player app for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. Episodes will also be available through the TVGuide.com mobile app, which is available for download in the iTunes store. Previously, the network had only made the most recent five episodes of shows' current seasons available in its player.

Here's a full list of the available shows and when they will be offered:

Available Dec. 15 through Jan. 5, 2013:

Castle

Grey's Anatomy

Happy Endings

Nashville

The Neighbors

Available Dec. 18 through Dec. 31:

Once Upon a Time

Revenge

Scandal

Mel Gibson, Revenge Cast, Robert Downey, Jr., and Celebrity Friends Helped to Raise Funds for Mending Kids International

(12/4/12) Longtime Mending Kids International supporter Mel Gibson with Gene Simmons, Robert Downey, Jr., Sean Penn and Jodie Foster hosted “Four Kings & An Ace” poker tournament on Saturday, December 1 at The London West Hollywood. Among other notables were World Series Of Poker Winner Jamie Gold, Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp and most of the cast of “Revenge,” Danny Trejo, Greg Louganis, Garry Shandling, Camille Grammer, Chuck Zito, Patricia Arquette, Linda Thompson, Quinton Aaron and World Poker Tour players Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten. These celebrities were able to raise enough funds for eight missions to provide almost 200 children around the world life-saving surgeries. Mending Kids International (www.mendingkids.org) is a California-based non-profit that provides surgeries to children otherwise unavailable to them in developing countries, and surgical training to medical staff to build long-term sustainable surgical programs. 92% of every dollar received goes directly towards helping children.

Will Hartman walked away with the night’s poker trophy. Those who didn’t play poker enjoyed casino games and entertainment provided by The Commodores Band, American Idol Winner Lee Dewyze, and Dominic Scott Kay.

Sponsors for the event include ICON Films, The London West Hollywood, The Sher Group, Morgan’s Jewelers, Variety, Marich Premium Chocolates, Polanti Watches, BERYLL, Smile Sciences, El Cartel Tequila, Akvinta Vodka, Atlantico Rum, Paul Smith, Floral Crush, and GrapeVine Productions. MKI is already planning the 2nd Annual event for Fall 2013 and sponsorship opportunities and player slots are available.

About Mending Kids International: MKI is a 501(c)3 organization working to save the lives of children in over 51 countries around the world in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Southeast Asia. MKI strives to give children access to critical surgeries that they would otherwise not be able to receive due to lack of medical or financial resources, and works to help communities create self-sustaining surgical programs.

Recap: Daniel wins but everyone loses in 'Revelations'

(12/3/12) With so many double-crosses and conflicting schemes, it seems that everyone in the "Revenge" episode, "Revelations," lost out. How exactly? This recap has the answers.

"Sacrificial lamb, reporting for the slaughter. I wasn't expecting an actual firing squad."

The plan to let Daniel (Joshua Bowman) take NolCorp in order to control Grayson Global is progressing nicely. Conrad (Henry Czerny) and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) are desperately wooing some accented man named Salvador, while Nolan (Gabriel Mann) simply accepts his fate as the martyr in all of this. Emily (Emily Vancamp) and Aiden (Barry Sloane) scheme. Daniel smirks and looks longingly at lost Emily.

So, pretty much status quo.

Also fitting in to the status quo is the presence of the Initiative. They're perfectly fine with Daniel's takeover and inform Conrad and Victoria that they will be working with the boy from now on. Mommy and Daddy Grayson are almost touchingly upset about this.

They may be evil, horrible people willing to do anything. But at least they love their son!

"Hello, Lady Macbeth."

Nolan knows that Daniel has to take lots and lots of NolCorp, but Daniel actually manages to outsmart everyone and do even worse. Thanks to intel from Marco Ramiro (E.J. Bonilla), Daniel knows about the missing $500 million Nolan once hid for Amanda. Except that Marco hasn't mentioned where the money went, for some obscure reason.

Daniel leverages what he does know to get 51 percent and a control of NolCorp. To add insult to injury, Nolan has to stay on as an employee.

Unfortunately, Nolan isn't the only one getting screwed in Daniel's dealings. Thanks to Ashley's (Ashley Madekwe) warnings, Daniel starts to make plans to remove Aiden from having any influence on Grayson Global.

Aiden and Emily know all about this. This is not good for Ashley.

"You have wormed your way to the very nadir of repugnance."

Naturally, Emily has dirt on Ashley, just waiting to be used. It seems that young Miss Davenport had one night of passion with Conrad a little while ago. Like everything Grayson-related, this tryst was recorded by Emily.

That's handy.

The first one to get the video is Victoria, who enjoys the footage on her phone. She shares the film with Conrad, and the loving couple spends some quality time yelling and suspecting the Initiative. Victoria eventually decides to use her pain to hurt others, and takes the sex tape to Ashley. Needless to say, Ashley doesn't want Daniel to know about any of this.

And Victoria is willing to keep the whole thing quiet -- for a price. Ashley gets to go seduce Salvador, exchanging herself for the man's vote for Conrad.

Although this is not exactly what Emily and Aiden had intended, they at least find out about the new scheme in time to turn it back into their favor. Aiden informs Daniel about his girlfriend's whereabouts and watches with barely controlled amusement as Daniel blackmails Sal for his vote.

Incongruous religion and incidental revenge

Thanks to little Carl Porter, "Revenge" does the unthinkable and randomly enters a church in "Revelations." A priest baptizes the infant, and everyone promises to lead him into goodness.

Of course, Carl's godmother is Emily. And Nate and Kenny Ryan (Michael Trucco and JR Bourne) are in the back of the church hatching schemes against the Porters and their dad's old friend, Matt Duncan (aka, the guy who actually shot the elder Ryan).

How is a baby expected to do good with all that around him?

The badness only spreads after the baptism is over. The Ryans, having identified Duncan as someone involved in their father's death, beat the guy senseless down on the docks. Even though Jack (Nick Weschler) pretends to know nothing about this, they still threaten him -- they have crossed out Duncan's name from Carl Porter's address book, indicating one act of vengeance completed.

Hey! They're just like Emily!

"What the hell was that for?" "Take your pick."

Leaving behind the messy but relatively simple world of the Porters, it's time for the big Grayson Global vote. It's no surprise, considering all his maneuvers, that Daniel wins this easily. Sure, nobody likes Daniel anymore, but at least he's in power!

The same cannot be said for Aiden. Despite all promises and despite the Ashley situation, Daniel has decided to cut Aiden out of the board and access to the company. Is it just me, or is Aiden really not so good at this revenge thing?

Conrad and Victoria are rather defeated. In the end, they didn't tell Daniel about the Initiative issue, not that it would have helped. Conrad takes solace in believing that Daniel will simply destroy the company in a short amount of time. Victoria takes solace in slapping Conrad.

"Well that was unexpected."

The end of "Revelations" is filled -- like so many "Revenge" episodes -- with reveals and twists. They are:

Nolan and Padma sign away the company in his dark office. She's actually more upset than he is. That's because Nolan has a secret plan to destroy the Graysons from the inside. But will he be able to do it with Marco and his annoying secrets?

A suddenly savvy Conrad sweeps his house for surveillance, and a technician seems to find one of Emily's cameras.

Emily and Aiden snuggle by a fire, vengeance taking a back seat to romance for the moment.

Jack rips up the floor of his boat and finds the gun that killed the elder Ryan several years earlier.

Daniel sits alone in his office, deleting pictures of Ashley and drooling over pictures of Emily. He finds a note: "Welcome to the fold." It seems to have come with a gift clock. That clock holds a camera, projecting a view of Daniel to the Initiative board. They are ready to vote on something.

Victoria places a call to Emily, saying they need to talk. But what could the two woman have to talk about? Could there be an unholy alliance between Emily and Victoria?

We will find out in many, many weeks when "Revenge" finally returns.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

(12/3/12) "Revenge" bounced back some Sunday from its low mark last week, improving in both viewers and adults 18-49 for ABC. "Once Upon a Time" was also up a tick with its last episode of 2012.

Elsewhere, "Sunday Night Football" gave NBC its usual win for the night. CBS also got a boost from late-ending afternoon NFL games, while FOX was off some with a mix of reruns and new episodes.

NBC drew 15.1 million viewers and a 9.2 rating/14 share in households in primetime, beating out the 13.3 million viewers and 8.4/13 for second-place CBS. (Numbers for both networks will change some with their live sports telecasts). ABC (7 million, 4.3/6) came in third, and FOX (3.9 million, 2.2/3) trailed.

NBC's lead among adults 18-49 was wider -- it scored a 5.3 rating in the demographic to CBS' 3.2. ABC posted a 2.1 and FOX a 1.7.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (21.1 million viewers, 13.1/20 households)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.8 million, 4.7/7)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.4 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" rerun (3.5 million, 2.2/3)/"The Cleveland Show" (3.35 million, 2.0/3)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (7.2)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Eagles/Cowboys (16.6 million, 10.0/15)
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (13.6 million, 8.5/13)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (9.05 million, 5.2/8)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (4.4 million, 2.4/4)/"Bob's Burgers" (3.9 million, 2.2/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.6)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (18.2 million, 11.0/16)
CBS: "The Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (9.7 million, 6.1/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (7.6 million, 4.9/7)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (4.1 million, 2.3/3)/"American Dad" (4.2 million, 2.3/3)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.4)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (17.8 million, 11.0/17)
CBS: "The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" rerun (8.8 million, 6.0/9)
ABC: "666 Park Avenue" (4 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.8)

Recap: The Father-Son Battle Finally Has a Winner

(12/3/12) Last week, we watched a (mostly) Thanksgiving-themed flashback episode. In it, we learned about Nolan's (Gabriel Mann) hot-and-heavy relationship with NolCorp's former CFO, Marco (E.J. Bonilla), and the secret that tore them apart. We also took a deep-dive into Victoria's (Madeleine Stowe) past, as her mother, who is arguably more wretched and awful than her daughter, came to visit. Ah, family.

WHAT WE LEARNED

Daniel vs. Conrad: This episode begins with a rich person's game: skeet shooting. Shooting is also, of course, a fond favorite of the Grayson family for reasons other than the fact that they have money—they're interested in getting ahead any way they can. We're introduced to Salvador (Joaquim de Almeida), a married, rich investor who sits on the board of Gray. We found out that his vote matters—a lot. Both Daniel (Josh Bowman) and Conrad (Henry Czerny) begin scheming over how to win him over, or, more accurately, blackmail him over. And we're off.

Daniel Blackmails Nolan—but Nolan Fights Back: Last episode we met Marco, Nolan's former CFO and lover. Things between them ended badly. Like, never talk to one-another again badly. Until now. Daniel knows that if he brings NolCorp into the Gray fold he'll have leverage over his father when it comes to being named CEO of the company. Investors want profits, and Daniel is pining to bring just that to them. So what does he do? He brings in Marco against Nolan, and suddenly Daniel is privy to that little matter of a missing half-billion dollars. And NolCorp is on its way to becoming part of Gray. But Nolan's got some tricks of his own up his sleeve—especially now that, by the end of the episode, Marco is back on his side, and will soon be a part of NolCorp's inner-workings again. If that seems like a quick turnaround for Marco's character arc, that's because it was.

Daniel Catches Ashley With Salvatore, and Blackmail Ensues: Well, here's where things really get dicey. Ashley (Ashley Madekwe) and Aiden (Barry Sloane), sleuth detectives that they are, have video of Ashley (Daniels' girlfriend, mind you!) sleeping with his dad. Mr. Grayson. To ruin any potential sway she may have (she wants Aiden off the board of Gray, and tells Daniel just as much) the duo send the video to Victoria. But it backfires, as Victoria uses the video as blackmail against her, forcing her to go to Salvador's bedside, and, well, basically whore herself out. Some mother. Aiden and Emily (Emily VanCamp) catch onto Victoria's reversal, and send Daniel there. He catches them in the act. And, damn, suddenly Ashley's word doesn't matter (for now), but more importantly for Daniel, he now has photographic evidence against Salvador, which he swiftly threatens to send to his richer-than-rich wife. Boom. Daniel has the Salvador vote.

Daniel Ousts Conrad: And just like that, Daniel is on top. Even though there are a number of unanswered questions, Daniel overthrows pops. But it comes with a warning from Victoria, and with good reason: Be careful. People are after you. He has no idea what she's talking about. Something tells us we'll learn more about this is the second half of the season.

Jack's Christening—Is There More to It?: Emily is serving as Jack (Nick Wechsler) and Amanda's baby's Godmother. But, of course, the memories of the past are a lot for Emily to handle, and you have to wonder what she's thinking as the camera spends a lot of time studying her sadly pensive face. She, of course, is looking at Jack. What else about this scene is important? Jack hears a rumor from Duncan (Jonathan Adams), a guest and friend of Jack's late father, that Jack should get as far away as possible from his new business partners.

Mr. Duncan, Stabbed by Nate and Kenny: Meanwhile, outside of the Gray world is the unfolding drama between Jack and his business partners, Nate (Michael Trucco) and Kenny (J.R. Bourne). By the end of the episode, Jack has finally learned that these guys aren't who they say they are—Nolan does some digging to find this out—and, as a matter of fact, Jack's life is at stake. Duncan gets stabbed outside the bar, and it turns out the guys are the sons of Joe Ryan. Jack is finally starting to get it. But is it too late? We're going to have to wait until January to find out.

ONE-LINERS

"After my kidnapping I developed a fondness for firearms."—Victoria

"Nobody plays dirtier than the Graysons"—Emily

"I should come to The Hamptons more often; beautiful women seem to fall from the sky."—Salvador

"You don't have to keep secrets from me."—Aiden, to Emily

"I'm not destroying lives, Amanda, I'm righting wrongs."—Emily

"What the hell could you be holding over Ashley to force her to do something like this?"—Daniel

"Victoria, Conrad: I bet you're so proud."—Emily

"No, no cops."—Mr. Duncan

Nose Prints on the Glass: A Beach House's Star Turn

(12/2/12) ON the ABC nighttime soap “Revenge,” the character Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) moves into her childhood charmer of a beach house, where she plots how to undermine those who destroyed her family. The show, ostensibly set in the Hamptons, is now shot mostly at a California studio. But the pilot was made in and around Southport, N.C., where the real beach house went on the market about six and a half months ago, for almost $1.6 million.

The broker, J. B. Fox III of Intracoastal Realty, made no secret of the house’s prime-time TV provenance. “You can’t take a video of a home and put it on the Web that will bring in the spatial qualities that television can,” he said of the house’s 210-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, the mouth of the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal Waterway.

“But what’s bizarre,” he added, “has been the response from the general public.”

One morning, Mr. Fox said, as the owner was coming downstairs in his boxers for morning coffee, he saw three strangers in their late 30s pressing their faces against the windows. That meant they had entered the property from the private water side, opened the garden gate, walked past the pool house and then directly up the front staircase to the wraparound porch. When confronted, they replied, “We just had to see the ‘Revenge’ house and your view!”

Tourists with cameras have rung his client’s doorbell and asked, “Could we see your home?” Others call Mr. Fox, conceding that they cannot afford to buy, but could they have a look-see anyway?

Recently, Mr. Fox received an e-mail request for the floor plan of the house, which he attached and e-mailed back. The next day, the e-mail response read, “You have made this 15-year-old boy the happiest person in the world. I am a ‘Revenge’ fan and was dying for information on this house. May God bless you in every walk of your life.”

Despite such quirky moments, Mr. Fox said, he is glad to be able to use the show as a promotional lift. “I think it upped the interest,” he said. “We have had calls from Pennsylvania, New York City and Florida, all very capable buyers.”

LIMITED EDITION PRINTs OF ABC'S "Revenge", "Castle"

(11/27/12) It was announced today on "The View" that limited edition prints of ABC's hit series "Revenge," "Once Upon a Time" and "Castle" are now available for purchase at OfficialABCPrints.com, while supplies last. Each print is numbered and will be issued with a certificate of authenticity.

A never-before-seen print featuring the cast of "Revenge" is available -- only 2012 numbered reproductions of this image will be custom printed on museum-quality photo paper. Pricing for a 16x20 print is $69.95.

815 reproductions of the full cast photograph of "Once Upon a Time" are also available. Featuring a sepia, antiqued finish, this image will be sold as a 16x20 print on museum-quality photo paper for $69.95. In addition, 500 singles of each of the five main characters from Fairytale Land - Evil Queen, Snow White, Emma Swan, Prince Charming and Rumplestiltskin - are available as 11x14 prints at $49.95 each.

"Castle" fans can enjoy a special print of the novelist, Richard Castle, and his muse, Kate Beckett. While only 1000 reproductions of this two-shot are available, 500 reproductions of singles for Castle or Beckett are also available for the truest "Castle" fan. All "Castle" images are custom printed on photo matte paper as 11x14 prints, priced at $19.95 each.

"Revenge," "Once Upon a Time" and "Castle" fans can purchase the prints by going to: www.officialabcprints.com.

'Revenge' recap: Everything was just as messed-up in 2006

(11/26/12) Did you think that the arrival of Emily Thorne to the Hamptons started all the madness of "Revenge." Nope. As the events of "Legacies" made very clear, things were pretty messed-up already back in 2006.

Emily meets Aiden (and Ashley)

As it turns out, Emily (Emily VanCamp) might have been able to take down the Graysons years ago. It was Takeda slowed her down. Instead of using Conrad's infidelity to begin her mission of destruction, Emily was, in 2006, visiting clubs owned by Russian mafia types.

That's where she met Aiden (Barry Sloane). He was a bartender at the Russian club, sporting a rather different accent (much more Irish) than the one we know now. And he mostly wanted Emily to get out -- for her own good.

Why? This would be because Dmitri Bladov, the club owner, is a human-trafficking scumbag who buys and sells girls. Girls like Ashley (Ashley Madekwe), as a matter of fact. But Emily slips Ashley enough money to get her out, putting herself in the position of girl-toy instead.

All of this is so that Takeda can exact some revenge. Unfortunately, Aiden wants revenge too -- his sister, Colleen, was kidnapped and disappeared by Dmitri years earlier. Multiple vengeances mean complications, but eventually Emily and Aiden both get away.

Then Aiden kills Dmitri. That wasn't really the plan.

The killing isn't important to us though, since we learn some rather important plot information through all of this -- Aiden's sister, Colleen, disappeared just before flight 197 was bombed. And Aiden's father was the baggage handler at Heathrow who got the bomb on the plane.

Also, Emily can crawl through air vents while wearing short, skin-tight dresses.

Mommy and Daughter Dearest

A poetry-spewing, irresponsible, Harvard freshman Daniel (Josh Bowman) comes home for Thanksgiving with a big surprise -- he invited Victoria's mother Marian (guest star Adrienne Barbeau) for dinner, along with her new boyfriend, Ben.

Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) is not so pleased about this. Nor should she be -- as we find out via flashbacks and storytelling, Marian threw Victoria out of her home at the age of 15. This was after the woman had Victoria shoot a man and after Marian's new husband had his way with the teenager.

Ben is understandably disinterested in Marian after this display and dumps Marian on the spot. Will Victoria feel pity for her ruined, desperate mother?

No. On the contrary, we soon find out (while Conrad (Henry Czerny) is burning Daniel's poems) that the Graysons actually set this whole thing up -- Ben was an actor hired to give Victoria closure.

Stay ruthlessly vindictive, Graysons!

Nolan only dates CFOs

Things are going well at NolCorp in 2006. The company is ready to go public, and Nolan (Gabriel Mann) is happily dating his CFO, Marco Romero (E.J. Bonilla). They're all cute, sharing sushi and robot toys and such.

Unfortunately, the honeymoon ends immediately. Marco has found out that $500 million has gone missing from one of Nolan's accounts. When Nolan explains that the payoff to Amanda Clarke, it ends badly. We're talking an immediate break-up, Nolan firing Marco, and the CFO referring to "blood money."

Random times with the Porters

Because "Revenge" never misses an opportunity to bring back Carl Porter (Brian Goodman), even this family turns out to have bad stuff happening in 2006. This time, Carl is being all noble and refusing to pay "protection" money to a local thug.

Plans change when said thug -- some random, middle-aged guy who likes Johnny Walker Blue Label scotch -- threatens Declan. Jack (Nick Weschler) promises that the family will pay, and Carl follows through later.

That's when Carl's friend (who we've never seen before this) shows up to shoot and kill the thug using Carl's gun. We don't find out where things go after that.

More important than all of this -- Sammy is there!!!

Back to the Present

The repercussions of 2006 are still felt in 2012. Namely:

Daniel calls Marco to enlist his help in taking over NolCorp.

Declan (Connor Paolo) and Kenny Ryan (JR Bourne) talk about discounted booze, leading to the revelation that Kenny uses the same term for Johnny Walker as the thug. He's probably the thug's brother or something.

Victoria and Conrad drink on the balcony while talking about how they need to protect Daniel by destroying him. Conrad mentions that it would be easier if Daniel were a poet.

Emily and Aiden spend quality time in bed, reminiscing about the good old days. Emily shares her double-infinity box o' vengeance and explains a new meaning behind the odd symbol: "A journey with no end."

So we can assume that things that were bad in the past and are bad in the present will continue to be bad for the indefinite future. And that's good for us.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

(11/26/12) NBC's "Sunday Night Football" telecast dominated the night's ratings, per usual, even though the game -- a blowout win for the New York Giants over the Green Bay Packers -- was never much in doubt.

FOX also got a boost from afternoon games running into primetime, with "The Simpsons" scoring a big improvement over last week. The rest of FOX's animation lineup posted gains too. At ABC, "Once Upon a Time" was up, but "Revenge" fell compared to its most recent original.

NBC averaged 15.3 million viewers and a 9.3 rating/14 share in households for the night. Its numbers, along with those of FOX and to a lesser extent CBS, will change some in the final nationals with adjustments for live sports. CBS (10.5 million, 6.7/10) finished second, while FOX took third with 9.2 million viewers and a 5.5/8. ABC (6.5 million, 4.0/6) trailed.

NBC also led the 18-49 demographic with a 5.5 rating, finishing well ahead of FOX's 3.7. CBS, 2.1, edged ABC, 2.0, for third.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (16.3 million viewers, 9.8/15 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (12.2 million, 7.8/12)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.1 million, 4.1/6)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.6 million, 3.7/6)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (6.0)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Packers/Giants (17.9 million, 10.8/16)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.9 million, 6.0/9)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (8.8 million, 5.0/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (7.5 million, 4.4/7)/"Bob's Burgers" (4.7 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.1)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (19.9 million, 12.1/17)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.5 million, 6.2/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.8 million, 4.4/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" (5.8 million, 3.4/5)/"The Cleveland Show" (4.3 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.1)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16.2 million, 10.2/16)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (10.3 million, 6.6/11)
ABC: "666 Park Avenue" (4 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.3)

Revenge Recap: Thanksgivings From the Tormented Past

(11/26/12) Last time on Revenge, we saw Mason (Roger Bart) finally get what was coming to him. After ages of his prodding and tormenting, he's finally off to prison, only to one day be released once Emily (Emily VanCamp) says her work is done. Sure. That'll go off with out a hitch. In the meantime, he has time to write a tell-all.

WHAT WE LEARNED

A Glimpse Into Victoria's Sad Past: In this almost-entirely flashback-based episode, we're thrown all the way back to 2006. But Hampton's style revenge was alive and well back in the day, and some of the most interesting scenes in this ep involve Victoria's mother, Marion (Adrienne Barbeau), who drops by for Thanksgiving after secretly planning a trip, receiving only Daniel's (Josh Bowman) blessing in advance. It was a poor choice on her part. What does she want? To show off a new rich suitor, and to prove to this man that she's normal. It's all going fine and well, for Marion, as Victoria (Madeline Stowe) appears to even be keeping her trap shut about just how horrible of an childhood she had. That is until her mother's beau Ben actually shows up. Then we hear some horror stories, like the time one of Marion's lover want to leave her, so mommy dearest made Victoria shoot him and then tell the police that he was trying to attack them. It was a sick upbringing, and it promptly scares Ben away from Marion. Happy Revenge Thanksgiving!

How Nolan Lost his Lover and CFO: Back in 2006, Nolan's (Gabriel Ross) business was really starting to take off—the company even went public. His lover at the time was the NolCorp CFO Marco Romero (E.J. Bonilla). The two are getting along swimmingly, even canceling other Thanksgiving plans so that they can be cute and festive together. But Marco, workaholic that he is, finds something troublesome while the two of them are alone. Why is $500 million missing, exactly? Nolan has some explaining to do to his CFO, some issues that quickly expand into trust issues between the two lovebirds. Nolan—after some time not explaining the absence of funds to Marco—finally tells him that the money went to the company's initial investor, or his daughter, at least. And that's when he tells him about Amanda Clarke. Depressed and disenchanted, Marco leaves. The relationship is over. Another Happy Revenge Thanksgiving!

Aiden and Emily, Together in the Present: In 2006, Emily and Aiden (Barry Sloane) are training with Takeda (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa). Together they are trying to work over a man named Dmitri, a dude who, we come to learn, is responsible for the disappearance of Aiden's sister Colleen. Eventually, Aiden does get his revenge on Dmitri, but really the flashbacks here are more about the relationship between Aiden and Emily, and just how it is their current bond came to be. Flash-forward to present day: The two are rolling around in bed, looking jazzed and contented. He wouldn't have believed that they would one day be in bed together, he says, adding to the fairy tale vibe.

The Graysons, Past and Present: In a scene set in 2006, Daniel comes home from college and tells his father that he doesn't want to study business—and, hey, actually, he doesn't want to study law or political science, either. He wants to be a writer, and not just any kind of writer, but—gasp!—a poet. Surprisingly, Conrad is calm and receptive. A little too calm. He offers to read his son's work and send it out to some publisher friends. But of course Conrad has got a very specific and evil plan brewing. He doesn't send the writing samples to his friends, but instead burns them and tells Victoria that he'll have rejection letters sent to Daniel, all graciously denying him acceptance to their publications, and forever crushing his little boy's dreams. Fast-forward to the present: Conrad notes the irony in the current plot set forward by his son to overthrow his empire, and he wishes, just for a fleeting moment, that Daniel had been a poet.

ONE-LINERS

"No, I'm ready."—Emily

"I have to say, I'm impressed with mom. She's breaking out her favorite China patterns."—Daniel

"This is for my sister."—Aiden

"My daddy was in the service. He taught me how to protect myself."—Emily

"Looks like you'll get to use those self-defense classes after all."—Dmitri

"I suspect you'll land on your feet."—Victoria

"Perhaps Daniel should have been a poet after all."—Conrad

Mann gets quirky in 'Revenge'

(11/23/12) Nolan Ross might be the most quirky character on TV today.

"I didn't necessarily set out to make him that way," said actor Gabriel Mann, who plays Nolan Ross on Revenge. The sophomore primetime soap opera airs Sundays on ABC and Citytv.

"But with the idea of signing on to a television show, on a series that potentially could (exist for many years), there had to be something interesting to play," Mann continued. "I would have been bored out of my mind.

"So I tried to create something that wouldn't have too many boundaries. It could go in any direction, and I'm very thankful to ABC and (Revenge creator) Mike Kelley for letting me bring that kind of character to television."

Set in the ultra-rich, high-society world of the Hamptons, Revenge stars Canadian Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne (real name Amanda Clarke), a woman with an assumed identity who is seeking exactly what the title of the series suggests.

Nolan is a self-made multi-millionaire in the computer-software business and one of Emily's few true confidants. Too bad she isn't nicer to him on a day-to-day basis, often treating him like nothing more than a high-tech errand boy.

"I hope so," Mann said with a laugh, when asked if Emily ever is going to stop taking Nolan for granted.

"I can't imagine things will change too drastically. But I did get a hug in the finale last year. I'm hoping to expand on that slightly."

Mann's lengthy film resume include roles in The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity and The Life of David Gale. On TV, notably, he appeared in four episodes of AMC's Mad Men in 2008, playing equestrian Arthur Case, a fleeting love interest for Betty Draper (January Jones).

"This is not like anything I've done prior," Mann said of the Nolan role. "And no one ever was asking me to play a character like this before.

"Maybe they don't happen very often, period. So I jumped at the chance."

Nolan is an oddball who seems to have everything, but he has trouble connecting with others in a genuine way.

"Being a little too smart for his own good certainly doesn't help, because he tends to over-think things," Mann said. "It distances him from others. He's too rich and too smart for his own good."

Just like you, right Gabriel Mann?

"Too rich and too smart? Is there such a thing?" Mann said.

"No, as myself I can live very simply. I wouldn't love to go back to a diet of ramen noodles again, but if I had to, I could.

"So I don't know what it would feel like to be Nolan and to live in that world. But with Revenge I'm getting a taste of it, and I'm thinking, 'I'm fine, I'm good.' "

People's Choice Awards: 2013 Nominees

(11/15/12) The People's Choice Awards, hosted by The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, air live at 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 9, 2013. To vote for your favorites, check out PeoplesChoice.com.

Favorite Network TV Drama
Gossip Girl
Grey's Anatomy
Grimm
Once Upon a Time
Revenge

Scoop: Nip/Tuck Star Dylan Walsh Is Heading to the Hamptons

(11/13/12) The (former) doctor is in!

Nip/Tuck star Dylan Walsh is hoping on the Hamptons Jitney and heading to ABC's Revenge later this season, E! News confirms. And, of course, he's packed plenty of drama and intrigue to bring along with him.

So which of our favorite Hamptonites should start sleeping with one eye open when Walsh comes into town?

Walsh will be playing an extremely wealthy man named Jason Prosser, Entertainment Weekly reports. To be more specific, he's a rival hedge fund manager to the devious Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) who is said to be just as rich and even more stylish. Is there about to be an hot, rich dude fight?!

The actor will make his debut in the ABC hit drama's 11th episode of the season and will stick around for a multi-episode arc.

Walsh recently starred in CBS' short-lived procedural Unforgettable opposite Poppy Montgomery.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

(11/12/12) The Chicago Bears-Houston Texans game on "Sunday Night Football" this week was not the prettiest contest, but it still gave NBC a ratings win for the night. FOX also got a boost from its afternoon NFL games running more than an hour into primetime. The 200th episode of "Family Guy" will probably end up rising over last week, but its off-the-clock start makes it hard to tell at the moment.

The news was not as good at ABC, where "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" were both down from last week. "The Good Wife" was also on the low side for CBS.

NBC led the night with just under 15 million viewers and an 8.9 rating/14 share in households. FOX's NFL-boosted slate scored 11.2 million viewers and a 6.7/10. CBS (9.85 million, 6.4/10) came in third, and ABC (6.6 million, 4.0/6) trailed.

The Peacock also finished on top in the adults 18-49 demographic with a 5.5 rating. FOX scored a 4.6 to take second. ABC, 2.0, edged CBS, 1.9, for third.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover (18.6 million viewers, 11.1/17 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.3 million, 7.4/12)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (6.7 million, 4.0/6)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.1 million, 3.4/5)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (6.9)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Texans/Bears (16.4 million, 9.6/14)
FOX: NFL runover/"The Simpsons"/"Bob's Burgers" (9.55 million, 5.7/8)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.2 million, 5.7/8)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (8.7 million, 4.9/7)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.7)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (19.75 million, 11.6/17)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9 million, 6.1/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (7.5 million, 4.8/7)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers"/"Family Guy" (one hour) (5.3 million, 3.3/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.2)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (17.05 million, 10.5/17)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (10 million, 6.6/11)
ABC: "666 Park Avenue" (4 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.9)

Recap: Kara Discovers the Truth-at Least Some of It

(11/12/12) Last week on Revenge, we were treated to the charming second wedding of Conrad (Henry Czerny) and Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), which culminated in a police raid and the arrest of Conrad. Talk about memories. Conrad was accused of murder, but we all know that he's been set up by our very sweet Emily (Emily VanCamp). Meanwhile, Mason (Roger Bart) is hot on her trail.

WHAT WE LEARNED

Victoria and Conrad Go Down Swinging: After the spectacle their wedding turned into, Conrad and Victoria aren't giving up their place on top of society and industry without a fight. Conrad's been informed that there's an attaché on the way, one ready to give him his marching orders, but Victoria, who, opened the episode in bed, hugging a revolver, isn't about to go quietly.

Daniel Wants to Overthrow Daddy: Daniel (Josh Bowman), of course, is no dummy, and he sees an opportune moment to overtake his father's control of the company. There's also Aiden's urging, and he's managing to make the takeover as convenient as possible for him. Nothing like a good old child-overtakes-parent storyline.

Amanda, Finally Happy, Decides to Talk With Mason: Oh, Amanda (Margarita Levieva), you can't be trusted, can you? After finally getting everything she's ever wanted in a relationship and family, the arrival of Mason the weasel proves to be a threat to all of that. So how does she respond? By doing anything she can, including betraying Emily, and meeting with Mason, all to keep Jack (Nick Wechsler) away from her secretive past. Or, does she have something else in mind?

Really, Amanda Just Wants To Kill Mason: Turns out, Amanda wasn't planning on turning on Emily, really, but was instead planning to murder Mason, who she says knows too much. And just when she's about to take the blunt end of some barbaric tool to his head, Emily shows up and stops her. The mystery for Mason is solved, and his life is saved, but a whole new bag of worms has been unearthed for him.

Then, Investigators Arrive at Mason's House: And they have questions. Questions about the conspiracy to frame Conrad Grayson, and they have questions about the murder of Gordon Murphy. And, now look who is being framed. Things suddenly aren't looking good for Mason.

Kara Confronts the Graysons: Kara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) returns to the Grayson's home after learning that they were behind much of the malarkey penned by Mason—something he admitted to her. And she's pissed, finally managing to corner them in their bedroom with a gun. Conrad tries to get out of it with talk. Victoria tries to pull the pistol out of her bag, but Kara's already gotten to it. She forces them into their dressing room. She doesn't buy their attempt at trying to convince her that Gordon Murphy was behind her husband's murder. And she's about to pull the trigger.

Aiden to the Rescue: Phew—just when things almost went to fair, Aiden (Barry Sloane) shows up, and drags Kara away. She wakes up in a car next to Emily, who gives her next goal: Get as far away from there as she possibly can.

Mason Goes to Jail: Emily wants to make a deal with Mason. Essentially, she wants him to go to prison for committing crimes he didn't do, and she wants him to do so willingly. She tells him that if he doesn't, she's going to release a staggering amount of evidence against his case. The only thing that could exonerate him is entirely owned by her: her confession. As a kind of consolation prize, she promises to free him when the time is right. Until then? He can write her story. Um, all righty. Some deal—but he goes for it, seeing no other viable option. Wonder if Mason will wear bow ties in prison?

ONE-LINERS

"Not if I write the truth."—Mason

"Are you contemplating going out to sea and never coming back?"—Victoria

"Why go through the trouble of killing myself when I've got so many others trying to do it for me?"—Conrad

"We need to shut Mason up for good…as of last night you're no longer calling the shots."—Amanda

"Are you going to be standing by that man or was that vow as fake as the rest?"—Daniel

"Hey, Nolan, this one time at revenge camp..."—Nolan

"Just tell her that I wish I could have been a better mother."—Kara

5 Ways to Fix Revenge This Season

(11/10/12) (tvguide.com) Remember when Revenge was actually about Emily Thorne avenging her father's death and wrongful life sentence?

When the ABC series premiered last fall, viewers found their new guilty pleasure in watching the soapy, addictive drama that starred Emily VanCamp as an abandoned juvie alum-turned-fearless woman determined to stop at nothing to prove that her father David was not responsible for taking down Flight 197. Although Emily got caught up in a love triangle with Daniel (Josh Bowman) and Jack (Nick Wecshler) along the way, the show rarely veered from its main mission — and that red pen. But has Season 2 lost its way? With its complicated and confusing arcs, the addition of two main characters who aren't very likable — Aidan (Barry Sloane) and Kara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) — and a lack of action and actual vengeance, it seems like Revenge could use some help returning to its freshman season glory.

Here are five ways we want to fix Revenge:

1. Bring back the revengenda

When was the last time Emily sat down with that Grayson Global retreat photo and mapped out a way she was going to eliminate each person involved? She may still be targeting Grayson Global, but we have no idea what her roadmap is anymore and how far she's going to stray from or adhere to it.

2. More Emily and Nolan plotting

We miss the reliance these two had on each other, and while Nolan isn't lacking one-liners (or a colorful wardrobe) this season, the scenes between the two are now used to provide comic relief in the hour. An "Ems" every so often isn't enough. Let's get these two back in front of the computer figuring out what Emily's next move is and how Nolan can aid her.

3. Get rid of Aidan

Does anyone actually like this guy? We understand the need for someone to shed light on Emily's post-lockup training with Takeda, but there's nothing charming or likeable about him. Plus: We've yet to see his purpose for being in town (except to kill the White-Haired Man).

4. Give Daniel a backbone

Whose side is he really on? Does he have any opinions or convictions of his own? It's always hard to tell when one day he's supporting dad and he switches to Team Victoria the next. Maybe if he actually took a stand on something — anything — we'd finally respect the guy. (Don't even get us started on him and Ashley.)

5. Relegate the bar to the background (and have Declan go with it)

Can't The Stowaway just remain a signature set like Central Perk or The Peach Pit? Since Declan (Connor Paolo) and Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) broke up, the show has struggled to ingratiate the blue-collar teen into story lines and has instead concocted a bizarre arc in which Declan gets caught stealing from Kenny (JR Bourne). But rather than pressing charges, the uber-shady Kenny bails the bar out, which means Jack and Dec are indebted to him for life. Um, what?! If this keeps up, we hope Declan is the mysterious dead body underwater.

What do you think of Revenge this season?

First Look: Victoria's Mom Visits Revenge

(11/8/12) (Photo) She was Maude's liberal daughter, Carol, in the 1970s on Maude. Now Adrienne Barbeau will play Victoria's wicked mother, Marion, on Revenge's flashback-filled November 25 episode on ABC.

"We're explaining how Victoria became Victoria," teases creator Mike Kelley. "If you think Victoria's bad, wait until you see how she got that way."

While the majority of the hour flashes back to 2006 (when Emily first met Aiden and Jack and Declan's father got caught up in some trouble), Victoria will also think back to when she was 15, "right at the point where you know the events happening around her are going to change her into the wicked woman we know," says Kelley, who eventually plans to have Victoria go search for her MIA daddy.

TARGET AND NEIMAN MARCUS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE SHOW SPONSORS OF THIS SUNDAY¹S EPISODE OF ABC¹S REVENGE

(11/6/12) Following the recent announcement of the unprecedented partnership between ABC, Target and Neiman Marcus, these two iconic retailers will be the exclusive show sponsor for the limited commercial broadcast of ABC's "Revenge" this Sunday. The Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday collection will be showcased in a series of unique interstitials called "The Gift of Revenge," with a plot full of twists and turns. The five-part vignettes will feature "Revenge" characters Nolan Ross, Jack Porter, Charlotte Grayson, Declan Porter and Amanda Clarke.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

(11/5/12) NBC's Sunday Night Football game -- Cowboys vs. Falcons -- dominated the lineup last night, easily giving the network the lead in the adults 18-49 demo. Meanwhile, ABC's "Once Upon a Time" was the night's only gainer in the scripted department, getting its best ratings since the season premiere with "Lost" star Jorge Garcia featured. On-the-bubble series "666 Park Avenue" dropped significantly this week.

Early estimates put NBC at an average 15.8 million viewers and a 9.7 rating/15 share in primetime -- though these numbers will change some when adjustments are made for the live broadcasts. CBS came in second with 13.6 million viewers (8.6/13). ABC averaged 7.2 million and a 4.4/7 share, with FOX trailing with 4.4 million viewers (2.5/4).

The adults 18-49 crown easily went to NBC. They scored a 6.1, miles ahead of CBS at 3.3, ABC at 2.3, and FOX at 2.0.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: Football runover (26.7 million, 16.1/25), "60 Minutes" (17.6, 11.0/17)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (9.0 million, 5.5/8)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.9 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.7 million, 2.1/3), "The Cleveland Show" (4.0 million, 2.3/3)
18-49 leader: Football runover (8.5)

8 p.m.
FOX: "The Simpsons" (5.5 million, 3.0/4), "Bob's Burgers" (3.9 million, 2.2/3)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (17.8 million, 10.6/15)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (10.0 million, 5.7/8)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (15.6 million, 9.7/14) "The Amazing Race" (10.6 million, 6.6/9)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.7)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (19.2 million, 11.9/17)
FOX: "Family Guy" (5.0 million, 3.0/4), "American Dad" (3.9 million, 2.3/3)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.6 million, 6.4/9), "The Good Wife" (9.2 million, 6.2/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (7.7 million, 5.0/7)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.3)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (17.2 million, 11.0/18)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (10.1 million, 6.7/11), "The Mentalist" (9.4 million, 6.3/11)
ABC: "666 Park Avenue" (4.0 million, 2.8/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.0)

Recap: A Wedding, an Engagement and a Death

(11/5/12) Last week, we watched Kara Clarke (Jennifer Jason Leigh) arrive at the Grayson home, where she was invited to stick around for a few days. We also watched Amanda (Margarita Levieva) wake up from her coma and finally learn that Jack (Nick Wechsler) was indeed the father of her child. Phew. What's up next? The Grayson parents decide to have a second wedding, of course!

WHAT WE LEARNED

Emily Wants Aiden's Gun: Emily (Emily VanCamp), obviously up to something, perhaps even, um revenge, needs the gun Aiden (Barry Sloane) killed Gordon Murphy (James Morrison) with. What does Aiden need in return, in addition to, of course the employ of a cheeky retort to her request? A date to the upcoming Grayson re-wedding! There's no better place to bring Emily. The Graysons will surely just love to see her there! She will blend right in, and definitely not shake things up. Yeah right!

Mason and Amanda Chat About Scars: Oh golly, that Mason (Roger Bart) is dirtier than dirt, of course—but he can also be easily mislead, or purposefully lead, rather, right into an artificial crime scene. While he chats with Amanda, digging for details and badgering her on the authenticity of an alleged scar removal, Amanda lets slip the address of the dead Gordon Murphy. Where Emily, conveniently, has planted a cuff link and other evidence. Oh, and Gordon Murphy's body. This leads the cops to believe the dude's death is the handy work of one Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny)—who just so happens to be in the midst of celebrating his second wedding to his former wife. Game, set, drama.

Conrad Gives Victoria a Flashy Gun, to Keep Her Safe and Stylin': So, Conrad and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) are about to tie the knot for a second time—because, really, what's more exciting than that?—when Victoria hears news that Conrad is about to be arrested for murder. Some unplanned reception entertainment is on the way! This news comes after Conrad takes his once again bride-to-be in private and gives her a beauty of a handgun, to protect herself, in sickness and in health. Poor Conrad doesn't know what's coming.

Daniel Still in Love With Emily?: Probably. Just as Conrad was about to be arrested, Emily and Daniel (Josh Bowman) get deep into a chat about what ifs. What if this was their wedding? What if they were still together and therefore still a smokin' hot couple? What if they were allowed to finish this conversation and get at the meat of a very dishy subject? What if...uh, never mind, the groom just got arrested.

Sorry, Charlotte Doesn't Want to Attend Your Wedding, Mom and Dad: We all know Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) has some mommy and daddy issues, so she's going to keep close the one person who makes her happy in life: Declan (Connor Paolo). Instead of going to her parents' sham of a second wedding, she opts for the bar's re-opening.

Meanwhile, Jack Proposes to Amanda: And here we go. These two are gonna go ahead and get married. How sweet is it that he pops that question to her on a boat that shares her moniker? Answer: It's totally cute.

ONE-LINERS

"If we choose to, we can live in a world of discomforting illusions."—Emily

"A second chance at love, doesn't happen all that often, but a third and fourth, you must cast quite a spell."—Kara

"Taking a long-term plan off ice."—Emily

"As far as the Graysons go, they'll get what's coming to them."—Kara

"If your life was destroyed by the money that paid for this, you might think differently."—Emily

"If ever I can't protect you, I want to be sure you can protect yourself."—Conrad

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

(10/29/12) The San Francisco Giants' sweep of the World Series -- with a big assist from an NFL game that bled into primetime -- helped FOX score a ratings win Sunday night. The World Series, however, trailed NBC's "Sunday Night Football" from 8 to 11 p.m.

The heavy sports competition, however, didn't have a big effect on "Once Upon a Time," "The Good Wife" and the rest of ABC's and CBS' lineups. Both networks were fairly steady compared to last week.

FOX averaged 17.3 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/15 share in primetime -- numbers that will change some when adjustments are made for the live broadcasts. NBC (13.2 million, 7.9/12) came in second. CBS took third with 9.95 million viewers and a 6.4/9. ABC trailed with 7.25 million viewers and a 4.4/7.

The adults 18-49 crown also went to FOX, which scored a 5.6 rating. NBC posted a 5.1 in the demographic. ABC was third at 2.3, followed by CBS at 1.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (28 million viewers, 15.8/25 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.8 million, 7.1/11)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.5 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (5.9 million, 3.6/6)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (9.8)

8 p.m.
FOX: World Series Game 4 - Giants/Tigers (17.1 million, 9.7/14)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Saints/Broncos (14.7 million, 8.7/13)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (9.7 million, 5.6/8)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.4 million, 5.6/8)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.7)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (17.2 million, 10.3/15)
FOX: World Series Game 4 (12.4 million, 7.2/10)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.5 million, 6.2/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (8.05 million, 5.1/7)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.6)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (14.85 million, 9.2/14)
FOX: World Series Game 4 (11.8 million, 7.2/11)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (10.1 million, 6.6/10)
ABC: "666 Park Avenue" (4.8 million, 3.1/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.9)

Madeleine Stowe: Mel Gibson Is Not an Anti-Semite

(10/24/12) Mel Gibson may not have many friends left in Hollywood, but he can count his former co-star Madeleine Stowe among them.

The Revenge star, who appeared with Gibson in the 2002 movie We Were Soldiers, tells Katie Couric that she still considers Gibson a friend and praised the humanitarian work that he has done with his ex-wife Robyn Moore.

"He has been a very good friend to me," Stowe says on Wednesday's Katie. "He's very tortured by what's going on. I do not believe that he's an anti-Semite in my heart of hearts. I think that he's a very complex, deep individual."

Though she declined to speculate on the mindset or motivation behind comments that Gibson has made that have been perceived as racist and anti-Semitic, Stowe said that she has personally never seen that side of him. "I can only tell you the Mel that I know," Stowe tells Couric. "And he was probably one of the most wonderful people on the set, ever. ... He's a special man."

As the villain Victoria on Revenge, Stowe knows what it's like to be nearly universally loathed, so perhaps that's why she's able to empathize.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

(10/23/12) An afternoon NFL game that ate up an hour of primetime on CBS and NBC's regular "Sunday Night Football" telecast gave those two networks the night's biggest audiences. In the midst of that, though, ABC's drama lineup was up across the board: "Once Upon a Time," "Revenge" and "666 Park Avenue" were all up a little over last week.

Because they all had live sports in primetime, numbers for CBS, NBC and FOX will change some. At the moment though, CBS is in the lead overall with 14.5 million viewers and a 9.2 rating/14 share in households, beating NBC's 12.8 million and 7.8/12. ABC (7.3 million, 4.5/7) came in third, while FOX (5.6 million, 3.5/5) trailed.

NBC scored a win among adults 18-49 with a 4.8 rating. CBS finished second in the demographic with a 3.8, followed by ABC, 2.3, and FOX, 1.6..

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover (23.8 million viewers, 14.5/24 households)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (5.94 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.93 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: NLCS pre-game (5 million, 3.0/5)
18-49 leader: NFL runover (7.6)

8 p.m.
CBS: "60 Minutes" (14.8 million, 9.3/14)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Steelers/Bengals (14 million, 8.4/13)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (9.7 million, 5.6/8)
FOX: National League Championship Series Game 6 - Cardinals/Giants (6.15 million, 3.8/6)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (5.2)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16.1 million, 9.8/14)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.4 million, 6.0/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (8.65 million, 5.5/8)
FOX: NLCS Game 6 (5.8 million, 3.6/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.1)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (15.1 million, 9.4/15)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9.7 million, 6.8/11)
FOX: NLCS Game 6 (5.25 million, 3.4/5)
ABC: "666 Park Avenue" (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.0)

Recap: Emily's Mom Tried to [SPOILER] Her!

(10/23/12) Uh-oh, seems we may have a mommy dearest situation going on with Kara Clarke (Jennifer Jason Leigh)! Could it be Emily Thorne's (Emily VanCamp) search for her mom is going to be nothing but one big disappointment?

After watching Sunday's episode very fittingly titled "Intuition" that seems to be the case.

We open with Victoria burning a bloody "Visitor's Sign-In" sheet from the hospital that Kara was being held at and we also see her maid scrubbing a lot of blood off the floor of Grayson Manor. Let's recap Sunday's episode right now, broken down by characters:

Emily and Aidan: These two still don't see eye to eye when it comes to their revenge paths. Aidan believes Kara Clarke is dangerous and will be coming after Emily. This turns out to be true, which Emily finds out later this episode. When she's not fighting with Aidan (how cute are they though?) she is coaching Amanda on how to confront Victoria at an upcoming baby shower.

Amanda and Victoria: At Emily's request (and with her help) Amanda confronts Victoria about what really happened to her mother. Amanda has proof that Victoria was one of the last to see her mother alive in the visitor's sign in sheet from the hospital. Victoria's reveals Amanda's father wanted her to think her mother was dead because the truth was worse: Kara Clarke tried to kill Amanda. Unfortunately this confrontation almost turns fatal. Amanda slips over a railing and is rushed to the hospital. There she undergoes an emergency c-section before being placed in an induced coma. Meanwhile Victoria is concerned Amanda is close to finding out that she was the one who handed Kara Clarke over to Gordon Murphy.

Kara Clarke: From the beginning of the episode Aidan is concerned that Kara isn't necessarily good and this proves to be true during a confrontation between the two. However, at the end of the episode she must care about her daughter somewhat, because when she learns that Amanda is in the hospital, Emily finds Kara at Amanda's bedside. This leads to a flashback Emily has of her swimming with her mom when she was much younger and it shows Kara trying to drown her. Still there is some piece of the Kara puzzle missing—we're not buying she's totally bad.

Daniel and Ashley: Looks like their convenient relationship could be coming to an end because Daniel figures out that Ashley is spying on him at Conrad's request. But in a sort of cute twist, Ashley tells Conrad that she won't do it anymore. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer: Daniel doesn't break things off with Ashley.

Nolan and Padma: Romance alert! These two start to mix business with pleasure and finally kiss this episode. Still, something seems a bit off with Padma, no?

Charlotte and Declan: Finally they come face to face for the first time at the hospital. Who else is ready for these two to get back together?

What did you think of "Intuition"?

Christa B. Allen: You'll See Just How Hideous Conrad Is on Sunday's Episode

(10/19/12) If Revenge fans thought Conrad Grayson couldn't get any more conniving, just wait until Sunday's episode.

"You'll see with this episode just how hideous a man Conrad Grayson is," Christa B. Allen, who plays the daughter to Conrad (Henry Czerny), tells TVGuide.com. "His actions in this episode really cement the idea that Charlotte will probably side with her mother."

Since the debut of the ABC series last year, Charlotte has constantly gone back and forth between supporting her father, hating her father, siding with her mother Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and despising her mother. And for good reason. The feuding parents have essentially used their daughter as a pawn for whatever scheme they were planning against each other. But when Season 2 picked up, Charlotte was the only person to know her mother didn't actually die in the finale's plane crash, but was instead hiding out. When Victoria reluctantly came forward, of course lying about the reason for her disappearance, Charlotte stood by her as the family presented a united front to the public. Unfortunately, Charlotte was deemed an outsider by the Graysons when Victoria announced Charlotte was the product of her affair with the wrongly accused David Clarke (James Tupper).

"The Grayson family as a whole has been in the public eye for as long as Charlotte can remember so she's quite used to the attention, but the fact that and Victoria said 'my affair' is a big deal," Allen says. "There will be some negative attention [although] it's one more thing that will ultimately end up strengthening this girl."

While Charlotte started off as a somewhat lost girl, she's finally making connections to people around her rather than pushing them away. She's put her trust in Emily (Emily VanCamp) and she's excited that Amanda (Margarita Levieva), who she thinks is her half-sister, is pregnant. Although she could find out the truth soon, Allen hints. "There is a character who knows Emily is not who she says she is, a character who's not on Emily's side, and could very potentially use that against her and release that information to the public. So if that came out then Charlotte would know who her real sister is." (Our money is on Ashley.) And then there's Declan, whom she hurt in Season 1, but continues to stick by her. "Declan is a staple in Charlotte's life and though he hasn't known up until this point how to handle the craziness happening in her life, he's learning. He's very much a rock and whether or not they're dating they'll always be close," she says.

Although viewers have seen both the bratty and scheming side to Charlotte and the girl just wanting to be loved, Allen says the introduction of Victoria's mom, played by Adrienne Barbeau, will provide more insight to where Charlotte comes from and who she could turn out to be.

"You see Mrs. Harper show up at the door and know that's definitely Victoria's mom," Allen says. "Seeing that 'like mother, like daughter' dynamic between them helps you to understand the mother daughter-relationship between Victoria and Charlotte, and I do think it sets up that possibility that Charlotte is like the rest of the Harper women."

Watch a clip of Charlotte, Emily and Victoria here.

Revenge Meet Nolan's Mystery Man!

(10/17/12) That noise you hear is the sound of a fresh skeleton rattling in Nolan’s closet.

Revenge has tapped Guiding Light alum E.J. Bonilla to play a man from Nolan’s (Gabriel Mann) past, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The exact nature of the pair’s connection is unclear, but given the tech genius’ malleable sexuality it’s possible the mystery man is an ex-boyfriend. If so, that would add an interesting wrinkle to his current flirtation with his NolCorp colleague Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria).

In addition to his stint as Rafe on GL, Bonilla — whose Revenge character could potentially recur — previously guest starred on The Big C and Blue Bloods.

ABC ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED PARTNERSHIP WITH TARGET AND NEIMAN MARCUS

(10/17/12) Target and Neiman Marcus have partnered with ABC for a ground-breaking integration in conjunction with the critically acclaimed series "Revenge." As part of the highly anticipated reveal of the retailers' holiday collection, Target and Neiman Marcus will be the exclusive show sponsor in the episode airing SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. In lieu of commercials, the retailers are working directly with the creative team of "Revenge" -- a series known for its flair for fashion and high style -- to create original content incorporating the Target+ Neiman Marcus holiday collection.

"This is an unprecedented event on every level," said Marla Provencio, chief marketing officer, executive vice president, ABC Entertainment Group. "It has been a great experience collaborating with these two iconic brands, and we are thrilled that they chose ABC's 'Revenge' as the exclusive partner."

"The scale of our partnership with Neiman Marcus propelled us to go well beyond the traditional approach and develop marketing initiatives that reflect the historic nature of this collaboration," said Jeff Jones, chief marketing officer and executive vice president, Target. "Working with the team at ABC has been invigorating. We're confident the November 11 episode of 'Revenge' will blow our guests away and, much like our collection with Neiman Marcus, provide an unforgettable element of surprise this holiday season."

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and Neiman Marcus unveiled their unprecedented holiday collection featuring 24 of America's preeminent designers - all members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) - in New York. The collection will be available December 1 at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online at Target.com and NeimanMarcus.com. In recognition of the 24 designers who created products for the holiday collection, Target and Neiman Marcus are donating a total of $1 million to the CFDA.

More information about the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection integration on the November 11 episode of "Revenge" will be available via ABullseyeView.com and NMDaily.com.

Gossip Girl Scoop: Taylor Momsen and Connor Paolo Twitpic Teases Wedding-or Maybe It Doesn't!

(10/16/12) (Photo) What kind of event would bring both Eric Van Der Woodsen and Jenny Humphrey back to the Upper East Side? The romantic in us says: "why, a Gossip Girl wedding of course! But not just any wedding! A wedding fans have been waiting for since season one!"

Kelly Rutherford took to her Twitter today to post a super cute picture of Taylor Momsen and Connor Paolo, writing: "My kids are grown up!!" And it might just be our over-speculative nature, but they seem to be wearing formal clothes. So based on this photo, and the fact that blurry photos of what appears to be Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Blair (Leighton Meester) getting married have been circulating the Internet, we are going to go ahead and assume that perhaps these two return to New York City for a very Gossip Girl wedding!

Welcome back, Eric and Jenny! Thanks for taking time off from naked videos and being all Revenge-y.

It's not far fetched for those two to end up as husband and wife, since the final season trailer had Chuck promising Blair that he was "all in." Maybe those two will finally make it official by the end of Gossip Girl's final season.

Do you want to see the series end in Chuck and Blair exchanging vows?

Madeleine Stowe's Victoria Grayson Wearing Vera Wang for Her Wedding

(10/15/12) (Photo1, Photo2) Watching Revenge but not quite caught up on the latest episode? Warning: Don't read any further. Spoilers ahead!

What's the best way to get revenge on your ex-wife? Blackmail her into marrying you again.

And on Sunday night's episode of ABC's Revenge, Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) did just that, informing Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) that they will be renewing their vows in Tuscany.

This not-so-romantic gesture came following a press conference where Victoria admitted that their daughter Charlotte (Christa Allen) is actually accused terrorist David Clarke's child. Conrad then aligned himself with the Initiative and announced to a Vanity Fair reporter that he and Victoria would be tying the knot for the second time. Confused? So are we.

The marriage might be a sham, but from the looks of these images from next week's episode, Victoria makes the best of the situation, choosing a stunning gray Vera Wang mermaid-style gown and accessorizing with piles of coordinating pearls for her Italian nuptials. While we're shocked that she strayed from her signature bandage dresses, we love the scheming socialite's bridal look. She almost looks happy. Almost.

Are you excited for the Grayson's wedding part deux? What do you think of Victoria's Vera Wang wedding dress and the second season in general?

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

(10/15/12) NBC's "Sunday Night Football" handily beat FOX's coverage of baseball's National League Championship Series on Sunday night, and the Peacock scored its usual victory for the night.

CBS also got a boost from late-afternoon NFL games in some markets, while most of ABC's lineup was off a little from last week. The exception was "Revenge," which improved in both viewers and adults 18-49 from a week ago.

Because of live sports, the audience tallies for everyone but ABC will likely change some. NBC averaged 14.7 million viewers and an 8.8 rating/14 share in households for the night, leading second-place CBS (10.4 million, 6.7/10) by a pretty wide margin. ABC finished third with 8.1 million viewers and a 4.9/7. FOX trailed with just over 7 million viewers and a 4.3/7.

NBC also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 5.6 rating, more than doubling the 2.7 for No. 2 FOX. CBS came in third in the demo with a 2.2, and ABC came in at 2.1.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (14.3 million viewers, 8.4/14 households)
CBS: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (12.6 million, 7.9/13)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.4 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.8 million, 3.4/5)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (5.3)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Packers/Texans (16.7 million, 9.9/15)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.4 million, 5.7/9)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (9.1 million, 5.4/8)
FOX: National League Championship Series Game 1 - Cardinals/Giants (7.4 million, 4.5/7)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.2)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (18.5 million, 11.0/16)
CBS: "The Good Wife" (9 million, 6.1/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (8.2 million, 5.3/8)
FOX: NLCS Game 1 (5.5 million, 3.4/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.1)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16.2 million, 9.9/16)
CBS: "The Mentalist" (10.6 million, 7.0/11)
FOX: NLCS Game 1 (5.1 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: "666 Park Avenue" (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.6)

Recap: A Look Into Emily and Aiden's Past

(10/14/12) It's never a dull day in the Hamptons.

On tonight's Revenge we got a glimpse into Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Aiden's (Barry Sloane) past, plus their pretty rocky present. Not to mention there are some serious revelations about Emily's mom, Kara Clarke. It's time to discuss "Confidence," which included a big (public) Grayson bombshell and an even bigger cliffhanger.

Let's get going!

Aiden and Emily Flashback: It's 2008 and we see Aiden and Emily going through one of Takeda's (Hiroyuki Sanada) training exercises. Aiden ends up leaving training early to help save his sister. Emily wants to come too. They kiss goodbye (kinda cute!). Aiden ends up leaving an upset Emily alone, and we see Takeda tell her she needs to close her heart if she wants to succeed on her own revenge mission. Foreshadowing much?

The White-Haired Man (James Morrison): He's gone! Aiden hits him over the head, but of course this still doesn't please Em. Once WHM is down, they find a passport on him revealing his name (we know what it is, but if you missed it click here) and then Emily ends up knocking Aiden out with a wine bottle. We also learn that the WHM and Kara Clarke are definitely in contact.

Victoria (Madeleine Stowe): We finally see how Victoria got off the plane. The WHM finds V and convinces her that Conrad's death would be mutually beneficial to the both of them, while also threatening Charlotte's (Christa B. Allen) life (and her inheritance) if Victoria doesn't play ball. Back to present day-- Emily and Victoria meet, but as always it never ends peacefully.

Amanda (Margarita Levieva): Still suspicious about this one. Who else thinks she's taking shots of whiskey? Anyway, she and Jack (Nick Wechsler) argue (what's new) plus she and Emily get into it (what's new, part two). Emily wants Amanda to deliver something to Charlotte and--shocker--she won't do it. This "new family" dynamic with the Graysons does not please Jack.

Emily and Aiden Present: Emily and Aiden each has something the other wants, so they end up making a trade: Aiden gets all of the WHM's belongings while Emily gets the recorder from Victoria's non-plane crash Aiden has in his possession. But these two really don't trust each other. During the "trade," Emily holds back a watch she found in WHM's pocket with a photo of her mom.

The Press Conference: Shout out to Team WWK's own Tierney Bricker for being one of the media extras in the audience! Victoria holds a press conference where she announces that Charlotte is David Clarke's daughter and that she will not be intimidated by her kidnappers. Amanda is in attendance (she ends up bringing Emily's journal to Charlotte), and Victoria invites her on stage along with the rest of her family. What an interesting family portrait.

Kara Clarke: At the end of the episode Emily listens to the WHM's messages and hears her mom's voice. After Aiden stopped by earlier (he pretended to be a detective when digging through the WHM's room to find the flight recorder) Kara says she is going dark as discussed and says she hopes he's okay and she loves him. WHAT?

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

(10/8/12) ABC's Sunday lineup took a bit of a hit its second week out this season. "666 Park Avenue" dropped nearly 2 million viewers from its premiere last week. "Once Upon a Time" lost 1.5 million viewers and "Revenge" lost 1.2 million.

CBS' numbers saw a bump in the first two hours of primetime due to starting the lineup 30 minutes late because of the NFL double-header in the afternoon. The NFL runover helped them almost match NBC's numbers for the night.

NBC was down from last week, but "Sunday Night Football" still ruled the night. The Peacock averaged 13.7 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/13 share in households. CBS was right behind with 12.3 million viewers and a 7.9/12. ABC was third at 7.4 million viewers, 3.4/7 and FOX trailed with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.0/5.

In the adults 18-49 demo, NBC won easily with a 5.3, followed by CBS (3.2), FOX (2.6) and ABC (2.3).

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.
CBS: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (19.8 million, 12.0/19)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (8.4 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" season premiere (6.5 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: "Simpsons" rerun (4.6 million, 2.7/3 households)/"Cleveland Show" premiere (4.4 million, 2.5/4)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"60 Minutes" (6.0)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" -- Saints/Chargers (15.7 million, 9.4/14)
CBS: "60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (13.0 million, 8.1/12)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (9.6 million, 5.5/8)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (6.5 million, 3.6/6)/"Bob's Burgers" (4.8 million, 2.7/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.1)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (16.3 million, 10.0/15)
CBS: "Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (8.9 million, 5.6/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (8.3 million, 5.3/8)
FOX: "Family Guy" (6.7 million, 3.7/6)/"American Dad" season premiere (5.2 million, 3.0/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.2)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (14.4 million, 8.9/14)
CBS: "Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (8.98 million, 6.0/9)
ABC: "666 Park Avenue" (5.1 million, 3.4/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (6.0)

Recap: Victoria's Rises Again in "Resurrection"

(10/8/12) How glamorous it is to be back in the Hamptons.

Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Daniel (Josh Bowman) are back together—well, they're talking, at least. Plus, Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) rises again. And how is Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) getting played in all of this?

Find out what went down on Revenge now!

Emily Warns Daniel: It's nice to see them friendly, yes? Emily calls Daniel—after he tricks Ashley (Ashley Madekwe) to leave the room—and fills him in on the fact Charlotte is likely being set up when it comes to her drug test. Daniel confronts Thomas and tries to get Charlotte out, but C thinks Daniel and Conrad (Henry Czerny) are in cahoots to drown her bank account. Emily comes to the hospital also, where Charlotte informs her she is leaving the country with Victoria.

Conrad and Victoria Are BFFs?!: Victoria realizes she can't pay the White Haired Man for the faux passports unless she gets her hands on Charlotte's money. Once V figures out that's not going to happen, she needs to call Conrad in for help. Meanwhile, Emily is watching in on this convo and decides she is going to take Victoria's daughter away since V took her mother from her.

Not the Father?: Amanda (Margarita Levieva) tells Emily that Jack (Nick Wechsler) may not be the father and confesses to having a one night stand. Amanda seems to be freaking about the paternity test and wants Emily to fix the results for her. Emily asks for something in return. Before we know what really happened, Jack finds out he "is" the father. Yeah, we're not buying that either. Guess who is? Charlotte—she wants to be part of Amanda's life. Hello, Aunt Char!

Nolan Gets His: Through all of this, Nolan (Gabriel Mann) is being audited and Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria), an accounting analyst for Nolan, suggests Nolan gets a CFO.

Gordon Murphy, aka The White Haired Man: We already know WHM is working with Victoria, he and Emily call a peace of sorts, in exchange for some interesting information. It's revealed he never killed Emily's mom, although those were his orders. Emily's mom could have taken down the Graysons, so she was ordered to die since her testimony would have ruined them, but the White Haired Man never killed her.

Who is Revenge's Mysterious New Man?

(10/5/12) As Revenge's new hunk on the block, Barry Sloane knows his character, Aiden Mathis, may be walking on very thin ice that could crack come February. It doesn't help that creator Mike Kelley says Mathis "may play a part in what happened in the flash-forward with Jack's boat."

When we met the mysterious man from Takeda's training camp, he's harboring a revenge plot of his own — not to mention a serious crush on Emily (Emily VanCamp). "There's quite a strong history between them," explains Sloane. "A lot of things have gone on that leave her not entirely sure she can trust him now." Chiefly what Kelley calls "an extremely violent" action at the end of this Sunday's episode that hinders Emily's attempt to locate her mama.

But by early November, Emily and Aiden will be spending more time together. Says VanCamp, "I like to think they're going to have this Mr. & Mrs. Smith—type relationship as two trained killers who take their anger out on each other." Hey, it worked for Brangelina.

Secrets of Revenge: Will Emily Lose Jack Forever?

(10/2/12) Caution: The following story contains spoilers from Revenge's second season. Read at your own risk!

Remember when the Hamptons used to be a lovely place to escape to during the summer months? Free of all the stresses of big-city life, free of crowds and crime and...murrrderrr?

All that changed last season when Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) — real name: Amanda Clarke — unleashed her vengeance upon the filthy rich and obscenely beautiful Grayson clan, who'd spent too many summers enjoying their privileged lives high atop their sand dunes with no regard for all those they'd buried beneath (metaphorically speaking, we assume).

In Revenge's jaw-dropping second-season premiere, which opened with a three-month flash-forward to Labor Day, yet another fatality was discovered when rescue divers salvaged the wreckage of Jack's sunken boat, The Amanda. Seen floating in the hull: one bloated male hand wearing a wedding ring, Jack's pocket watch and a framed photo of Jack (Nick Wechsler), his brother Declan (Connor Paolo) and their late father.

If you jump to the conclusion that the drowned body must therefore be Jack's, well, you don't know jack about Revenge. "It could be any of the men!" exclaims Wechsler on the twisty drama's Manhattan Beach, California, set. "Or couldn't it be, like, a woman with beastly hands?" kids Paolo. The joke inspires Margarita Levieva, who plays Amanda (aka the real Emily Thorne), to flash what she calls her "very feminine hands." Regardless of who the victim is, Paolo says solemnly, "We're going to lose somebody we care about."

Creator Mike Kelley plans to reveal the corpse's identity sometime during February sweeps. But for all those Jack/Emily shippers who are worried Jack is a goner, there's hope. "The core relationship for Emily is and always will be Jack," hints Kelley. Still, several major obstacles stand in the way of a real romance blossoming between the former childhood playmates: There's the fact that Jack remains in the dark about who Emily really is, there's the return of a mysterious man from her past, and, of course, there's the about-to-burst Faux-manda, who'll give birth in Episode 4.

Once baby Porter arrives, look for Emily to exploit her role as the infant's godmother so she can "stay close to Jack and make sure he's OK," says VanCamp. "Emily just wants to protect him." She may not have all that much to worry about as motherhood will mellow the scheming Amanda in "surprising ways," says Kelley. Fatherhood, meanwhile, prompts Jack "to do whatever he can to ensure the child is raised with a father and a mother — something he didn't have growing up."

Does that mean wedding bells for the new parents? Just before February's big dead body/shipwreck reveal, Kelley confirms one couple will indeed exchange "I do's." "The events are tied together and it won't end well," he ­teases. Adds Madeleine Stowe, who plays the very much alive and still villainous Victoria: "It's certainly not who the audience expects."

Who then? It's premature to be talking engagement, but Emily's techie accomplice Nolan (Gabriel Mann) will fall for a female NolCorp employee named Padma (Greek's Dilshad Vadsaria), while Daniel (Josh Bowman), now cozy with social-climbing Ashley (Ashley Madekwe), continues to battle his ­unresolved feelings for ex-fiancée Emily. "Daniel definitely misses her," says Bowman. "There's no one else like Emily! He's still carrying a torch for her and would love to rekindle what they had."

For more with the cast of Revenge, pick up this week's issue of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands Thursday, October 4!

Scoop: Cast Spills Secrets About Season Two

(10/1/12) Has everyone recovered from the explosive season two premiere of Revenge yet?

We caught up with stars Emily VanCamp, Josh Bowman and Gabriel Mann over the weekend at the Environmental Media Awards, where we got the lowdown on what's coming up this season.

First up: Are Daniel and Ashley going to get serious?

"It's kind of spur of the moment," Bowman tells us about their relationship. "It's last-minute. They had attraction towards each other. I guess we're using each other in a way. He's still pining over Emily, though."

So will Emily and Daniel work through their issues?

"Not right now, but maybe," Josh told us exclusively. "She has a new love interest, Aidan."

Josh and Emily may be going strong in real life, but their characters' fate isn't as lucky.

"It's a great storyline actually," VanCamp told us about her new love interest. "It's Aidan who comes in, and he is her first adult love, her only adult love that she really had. They really identify with each other."

So what's Aidan's deal?

"They met in New York, and she brings him onto this quest because she realizes that he has his own revenge path that he is on, so they identify with each other in that way and they have an unspoken understanding and fall in love," she says.

VanCamp continues: "You get to kind of see my character in more of a vulnerable light. She's sort of desperately trying to find some sort of connection, all the time, and it's a really great story. And Aidan, I think, it's going to be really tough because there's already Team Jack and Team Daniel, and I think there's going to be Team Aidan as well."

As for Nolan's love life, Gabriel hinted his character will have plenty of action: "Nolan may have his hands completely filled with love interests. Did I just say plural?"

Looks like the second season of Revenge is going to heat up big time. No complaints here!

Josh Bowman: People Shouldn't Care About My Personal Life

(10/1/12) Josh Bowman is thrilled that fans tune in to watch him play Daniel Grayson on Revenge, which premiered its second season on Sunday night, but he thinks it's silly for people he doesn't know to care about him outside of the series.

"It's cool in a way, because people like the show and people like the people who play the characters and they have an interest in them," he told PEOPLE on Friday. "But I like a few shows, and I really don't care about the actors' private lives, because that's just sad. I really don't. I've got enough s– in my own life."

Bowman, 24 – who has been spotted getting cozy with his costar Emily VanCamp, 26 – says when people try to pry into his personal life, "I tell them to [expletive]-off because it's none of their business, and then it becomes less about the show and more about who I'm dating."

Needless to say, the private actor did not dish on his love life. But he did talk about sharing a small screen with VanCamp.

"She's just really great to work with," he said. "She's experienced and confident in the tracking of her character. She's been working a lot longer than I have. I'm very curious, and I like to feed off of people's knowledge. I'm kind of the bookworm who goes, 'How did they do that?' "

Season 2 premiere: Five things we've got to talk about

(10/1/12) "Revenge" made the move from Wednesdays to Sundays this season on ABC, and if you ask us, it's finally right where it belongs. The sumptuous, scandalous, seductive show pairs perfectly with our oh-no-Monday-is-coming-why-is-Monday-coming glass of red wine.

This week's season premiere started the summer off slowly, reintroducing us to our favorite characters a few months after we saw them last and easing us into what's sure to be another twisty season. Here are the five watercooler moments we can't wait to discuss.

1. Victoria is alive! Okay, this was pretty obvious, given the fact that Madeleine Stowe is one of the show's biggest stars, and this isn't "Game of Thrones." Still, the reveal played out beautifully, with Emily the first character to come face-to-face with the ice queen. We spent the summer churning over ideas about how she might survive the crash -- would she need physical therapy? Did she stage the event herself? Now, we've got those answers, and many more questions, as it was revealed that she's teamed up with the white-haired man. It appears that the white-haired man hasn't yet told Victoria who Emily really is, but Victoria's out to "eliminate the liability" regardless.

2. Conrad is conspiring against his own daughter. Last season, Charlotte was petulant and barely tolerable as she angsted about her parental issues (okay, fair enough, they were pretty heavy) and sank further into addiction. Now, she's actually a bright spot on the show, having presumably gotten sober and gained enough awareness to give a refreshingly insightful speech at her mother's memorial. Unfortunately, her "dad" is after her inheritance from Victoria's "death" -- this family requires a lot of quotation marks. We've got reason to believe he falsified her drug test to keep her locked up in rehab. Even Daniel doesn't believe her.

3. Jack is miserable. We were a little nervous that Jack would welcome Fauxmanda back into his life with open arms now that she's pregnant with his child, but it looks like Emily got too far under his skin last season for him to give up on her so easily. He's still totally hung up on Emily and faking his way through an obligatory romance with Amanda and their baby. When Emily suggests that the paternity may be questionable, he looks downright hopeful.

4. Daniel and Ashley and Emily form the world's most lopsided love triangle. When Emily showed up at Victoria's memorial wearing the sauciest red dress we've ever seen and looking hotter than ever, she was definitely at her best -- especially when she was the bigger person and practically gave Daniel and Ashley her blessing. (For the record, the couple gives us a very icky feeling. What's the opposite of 'shipping it?) She definitely came off looking spectacular as she reached out to Ashley and offered Daniel her condolences. Daniel, on the other hand, looked like a jealous, bitter child clutching a participation trophy. (Ashley is the trophy. In case that wasn't clear.)

5. Who is going to die? In the first few moments of the episode, they showed the wreckage of the Amanda, with divers discovering a body under the water. Our first assumption was that it might be Jack -- after all, it's his boat. That said, last season they pulled a fast one on us, which led to a rather anticlimactic bait-and-switch when we thought Daniel was going to die and it turned out to be Tyler. If they pull the same trick on us this year... we're officially over it. In the premiere, Declan was sent to go live on the boat to get out of Amanda's hair -- could he be this season's sacrifice?

You know we've just seen a solid episode of television when the hot new love interest (or, in this case, former love interest with some serious potential to reignite) doesn't even make our Top 5! Aiden and Emily's sexual tension on the beach did not go unnoticed, but as he's set to recur, we've got plenty of time to explore that story.

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

(10/1/12) "Revenge" opened its second season with ratings very similar to its series premiere last year, beating "The Good Wife" head-to-head among adults 18-49 -- though the CBS show had a few more total viewers -- and helping ABC's new Sunday lineup score pretty solid numbers. "Once Upon a Time" also opened pretty well, although "666 Park Avenue" had a softer start at 10 o'clock.

Elsewhere, NBC got more big numbers from "Sunday Night Football" to win the night, and "The Simpsons" had a pretty good premiere for FOX thanks to an NFL lead-in.

NBC delivered 16.6 million viewers and a 10.2 rating/16 share in households for the evening, leading second-place FOX (11 million, 6.4/10) by a pretty wide margin. CBS averaged 10.5 million viewers and a 6.8/11 to finish third overall. ABC drew 8.4 million people and a 5.2/8.

NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 6.4 rating. The NFL runover helped FOX score a 4.6. ABC posted a 2.7 and CBS a 2.1.

Sunday hour by hour:
7 p.m.
FOX: NFL runover/"The OT" (20.3 million viewers, 12.0/20 households)
CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.5 million, 7.7/13)
NBC: "Football Night in America" (6.8 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time: Magic Is Coming" (6 million, 3.7/6)
18-49 leader: NFL runover/"The OT" (7.8)

8 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Giants/Eagles (19.6 million, 11.9/18)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" season premiere (11 million, 6.4/10)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" season premiere (9.7 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: "The Simpsons" season premiere (8 million, 4.8/7)/"Bob's Burgers" season premiere (5.4 million, 3.1/5)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.4)

9 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (21.7 million, 13.2/19)
CBS: "The Good Wife" season premiere (9.8 million, 6.5/10)
ABC: "Revenge" season premiere (9.5 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: "Family Guy" season premiere (6.5 million, 3.8/6)/"American Dad" season premiere (5.2 million, 3.0/4)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (8.4)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" (18.5 million, 11.6/19)
CBS: "The Mentalist" season premiere (10.8 million, 7.0/11)
ABC: "666 Park Avenue" series premiere (7 million, 4.6/7)
18-49 leader: "Sunday Night Football" (7.5)

Season Two Premiere Recap: Emily and [Spoiler!] Come Face to Face

(10/1/12) WARNING: Look away if you haven't watched the Revenge season two premiere.

Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is still out for blood, but did she drown herself on her mission?

We all saw the promo with Emily tied up under water, but who put her there? What is she getting "revenge-y" about now? Is Daniel (Josh Bowman) really hooking up with Ashley? Flash forward three months, and you some answers...

As predicted, we learn Emily put herself under water on purpose. It's a new training exercise to help her recall memories about her mother (and it works). Emily remembers visiting her mom in a hospital, which she decides to go and visit later on in the episode.

Quick note: Notice that hottie Aidan on the beach? This is a guy form Emily's past who will be her love interest this season. Hello, you saw the sexual tension there right? It's also safe to assume Aidan trained with Takeda, hence why they know each other.

Moving on. Emily goes to visit a shirtless Nolan and enlists his help. They visit the shady hospital and Emily is literally retracing her steps from past. Anyone else get goosebumps? Enter Jennifer Jason Leigh, who is playing Emily's mom. We learn Victoria is likely part of the reason Emily's mother disappeared since she was one of the last people to visit.

But what would the Hamptons be without a fabulous party? Emily, Daniel & Co. are all attending a memorial to Victoria Grayson (so obviously this is where it gets really good).

Charlotte—who appears to be sober after completing rehab, gets up to speak when she is yanked away. Shocker: Drugs were found in her system so she is thrown back into rehab. Before Charlotte is whisked away, she whispers something in Emily's ear. Oh, and FYI the drug test was likely a set up thanks to her father, but we'll find out more about that next episode.

So what bomb did Charlotte drop? Presumably the location of where Victoria is hiding. Emily goes off to see mommy dearest. Don't for a second think they are going to be joining forces this season to take Conrad down. In typical Revenge fashion, we are left with a cliffhanger that shows Victoria and "the white haired man" are working together. What?!

We're still reeling, too. What did you think of the new episode? Amazing?

Emily VanCamp on Season 2: 'You see her unraveling a little bit'

(9/30/12) "Revenge" -- which begins its second season Sunday, Sept. 30, on ABC -- hooked an enthusiastic fan base in Season 1 with its taut storytelling and stunning surprises. Wait, that wasn't Daniel Grayson who was murdered on the beach? OMG! Did Victoria just get blown up?

And every now and then, the show's writers came up with a stunning revelation that knocked even the show's star, Emily VanCamp, for a loop. In this case, it was discovering that her thought-to-be-dead mother is alive.

"Going into Season 2, this is proving to be Emily's greatest challenge yet," VanCamp tells Zap2it. "You see her unraveling a little bit. Emily's determination to find her mother becomes unhealthy, obsessive and really dangerous."

That just adds one more layer to the staggeringly complex role VanCamp has been entrusted with: Emily Thorne, born Amanda Clarke, who has returned to her old hometown to wreak vengeance on the people who conspired to destroy her beloved and innocent father, David.

"I have so many journals and binders filled with notes just trying to keep track of different things, and my scripts have scribbles all over them," VanCamp says. "This is a very difficult show to keep up with. I'm playing scenes where I have to mask all this internal stuff that's going on."

This season, it gets even more complicated, as Emily meets the mother (played by new cast member Jennifer Jason Leigh) whom she hasn't seen since she was 4 or 5.

"I absolutely love the exploration of that mother-daughter relationship," VanCamp says. "It's almost as if Emily is looking into a mirror when we see that relationship, and she starts to wonder whether she is developing the same mental disorders as her mother. It's just a very different place to see Emily in, because she normally isn't nearly this vulnerable."

Her vulnerability is further enhanced this season by the introduction of a new character played by British actor Barry Sloane.

"He's a mysterious romantic interest from Emily's past when she was in Japan," series creator and executive producer Mike Kelley explains. "The character is called Aiden, and I think the audience is going to fall in love with him. He's sort of a Daniel Craig-ish character. There's just a lot of passion and history and drama between Emily and Aiden."

"In Aiden, Emily finally has someone who can match her, who has the same set of skills as her and understands her," VanCamp adds. "You see how he betrayed her, and now he's coming back to try to be there for her. It's a different Emily this season, in that she becomes a little scattered, which is unlike her."

Every now and then, Kelley admits, he wishes ABC would stop marketing "Revenge" as a "guilty pleasure."

"I like to call it a suspense drama," he says. "We try to aim for sophistication. It's certainly a very challenging show to plot. It's one of the most complicated things I've ever attempted, so we like to be recognized for those effects. But I think (ABC wants) to make sure the audiences feel like they can connect to the show. I'm just glad we're being talked about."

Kelley will confirm that Madeleine Stowe's character, Victoria Grayson, will return this season, but he won't say how.

"I'm not going to tell you that," he says, laughing. "But yes, I would have to be crazy not to bring Madeleine back. I've been known to be a little crazy from time to time, but not that crazy! So she'll definitely be a part of the show, you'll just have to stay tuned to find out how."

Revenge Stars Tease "Death," "Love Square" and "Hyper-Psycho" Sex in New Season!

(9/30/12) "Clearly we're going to be slamming into some hyper-psycho sexual complications!" This is how Revenge star Gabriel Mann describes what's ahead for his character Nolan and that bisexual love triangle we just told you about. That scoop, by the way, was apparently news to Gabriel.

"You guys scooped me!" Gabriel told us at last night's Environmental Media Awards. "I hadn't even heard that yet. I literally re-tweeted that in the Prius on the way here!"

Emily VanCamp and Joshua Bowman also were on hand to present. And Emily gave us this tease for season two, which premieres tonight: "It's sort of like a love square. There's so many love things happening everywhere! It's a lot of fun… We have a new character Aiden, played by Barry Sloane, who is sort of a new love interest [for Emily], who was an old love interest and betrayed me at a certain point. And you'll see that story unfold." Yeah, well, we can't imagine it ends well, seeing how Emily usually treats those who burn her.

Oh, and Spoiler Alert! Josh Bowman told us there is "something along the lines of a death" in tonight's premiere. Ruh-roh! And Emily adds: "We'll start off and you'll sort of [see] an event that we'll have to work our way up to like last season. I'm tied to a post and it's just crazy. Just when you think it can't get any more dramatic, it does somehow. But it's a great season and I hope people like it."

And Gabriel himself can't wait to see how the bisexual love triangle (with a new female lover and old male fling) plays out. "All I know as of yet is that …last season Nolan was dating a sociopathic psychotic. This year things start off at a little bit more of a leisurely pace. Clearly, we're going to be slamming into some hyper-psycho sexual complications. Hopefully less on the psycho more on the complications piece of that. Yeah but I mean…It's always 50 Shades of Revenge. Hopefully it's 150 Shades of Revenge this year. Last year they managed to cram 20 episodes of story into one episode. This season we're cramming 40 episodes of story into one episode!"

We can't wait. The hyper-psycho-sexual craziness starts tonight on ABC!

Michael Trucco Lands Role on Revenge

(9/29/12) Battlestar Galactica alum Michael Trucco has landed a recurring role on ABC's Revenge, TV Line reports.

Trucco will play Nate, the brother of fellow newbie Kenny (JR Bourne). The character is described as "street-smart, charismatic and slightly menacing," according to TV Line.

Trucco is currently starring on How I Met Your Mother as Robin's (Cobie Smulders) love interest.

Revenge Spoiler Alert: Look Who's Getting a Bisexual Love Triangle!

(9/29/12) Spoiler Alert: Revenge is pulling out all the stops in season two!

Not that the ABC drama held anything back in season one, but the more we hear about the big twists in store this season (you read our awesome Cheat Sheet, right?!), trust us: You will not be bored.

Sources spill to us exclusively that a certain Hampton favorite will be getting a love triangle in the new season, which premieres Sunday night. And, oh yeah, just to spice things up even more...It is a bisexual love triangle, friends. So who will be stuck in the middle?

It's...Nolan (Gabriel Mann)!

Our little birdies tell us that just as things start heating up with Nolan's new love interest Padma (Dilshad Vadsaria), his old flame will come into town to stir things up. And yup, that old flame is a guy.

Of course, we'd love to tell you "Nemily" fans that this triangle is with Nolan, Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Daniel (Josh Bowman), whose lovely pic we attached to this article...Just because, well, how jaw-droppingly astounding would that be (you listening, Revenge scribes)?

Still, for you who are rooting (like Gabriel himself!) for a "Nemily" (Nolan and Emily) hookup, there is one teensy glimmer of hope. Nolan definitely will be feeling jealous when Emily's new love interest Aiden Mathias (played by British actor Barry Sloane) arrives on the scene.

Aiden's advantage over the likes of Daniel and Jack? He knows who Emily really is, and about the revenge she is plotting...Now, that's gotta make for some interesting pillow talk, don't you think? And fully explains why Nolan will feel his role as Em's bestie/confidante/sidekick is being threatened.

Oh, and by the way, don't worry about poor wittle (hot as fire) Daniel Grayson. He'll have his bed warmed plenty by Ashley (Ashley Madekwe) in the new season.

The scandalous fun starts Sunday night on ABC!

More 'Revenge' for VanCamp

(9/29/12) Maybe it's the cast. Maybe it's the story. Maybe it's something deeper.

In some ways, Revenge -- which returns for its second season Sunday, on ABC and Citytv -- is a throwback to the heyday of primetime soap operas in the 1980s.

But in other ways, I would argue Revenge is perhaps the most current show on TV today.

Consider: Society never has been more obsessed with celebrities and celebrity culture. What used to be considered gossip now comfortably passes for mainstream entertainment news.

And at the heart of that is a desire to live vicariously through the extreme behaviour of others.

Now, doesn't that sound like the appeal of Revenge to you?

We all fantasize about taking revenge upon our enemies, big or small. We all fantasize about being ridiculously rich. We all fantasize, at least to a certain extent, about living lives of intrigue and mystery and excitement. We all wish we could be this bitchy and this bold.

And yet, in the world in which Revenge exists, these are super serious goings-on. It's life-and-death stuff within the show. It's only from the safety of our living rooms that we truly can enjoy the combination of killers, chaos and camp.

"The campy element of the show is what makes it so appealing," said Canadian actress Emily VanCamp, who plays the lead character in Revenge, Emily Thorne (a.k.a. the real Amanda Clarke). "Because we balance that campy element with great stories, unbelievable writing, and cinematically this show is phenomenal.

"So you have a great quality show in a great time slot and I think great actors, great writers, great directors coming in. And then you add a campy element to that, a soapy element to that, and it adds a whole other genre. It's hard to place exactly what this show is.

"Every single day, Mike (Kelley, creator) is so diligent about finding that balance with these characters, adding just enough campiness, just enough depth, enough vulnerability, enough weight, enough fluff. He just puts it all together in this perfect recipe."

If you're a devotee of Revenge, you know there were multiple cliff-hangers at the end of season one.

"At the opening of season two, she (Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke) is trying to centre herself," VanCamp said. "She has sort of left the Hamptons for a little while and is trying to refocus, figure out what it is that she actually wants now, because she has so much information.

"She has the information about her father, obviously, but also information about her mother. It almost has inspired a new quest for her, to find her mother and establish some kind of relationship with this person if she is alive. And she happens to have the tools to make that happen, no matter where the mom is, she can find her.

"It all just becomes a lot more clear, but a lot more complicated at the same time."

We would expect nothing less from Revenge, the most modern throwback show on TV.

Like her TV alter, VanCamp prefers to be a mystery

(9/28/12) What a difference a year makes.

This time last year, Emily VanCamp was hoping and praying her ABC series "Revenge" would be a success. It was — and regularly won its time slot.

Now she's gearing up for the show's second season, premiering Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT.

"I was wondering what was going to happen with the show and, oh gosh, I remember just trying to repress the stress so much," VanCamp said in a recent interview. "You just want to focus on the work and not pay too much attention to all that stuff, but you're putting so much of yourself into it, and the fact that it all paid off and that it did so well has been kind of extraordinary. It's been a crazy year to say the least."

VanCamp plays Emily Thorne, a young woman out to get even for her father's death. She infiltrates a wealthy community in the Hamptons to take down the people who betrayed her family.

Like her character, 26-year-old VanCamp is a private person who prefers to remain a bit of a mystery to the public. She doesn't like to talk about her personal life (although she's rumored to be dating her "Revenge" co-star Josh Bowman) and says she's trying to come to terms with the public's interest in her life now that she has a hit TV show.

"We live in a time where the media is a very difficult thing to navigate because it's everywhere, and I tend to want to be a lot more private with my life," she said. "I've managed to do that for 10 years in this business.

"I've found a really nice balance, but this show is a different scale so ... I'm trying to figure all that out at the moment but ... some of the actors that I admire the most do have an element of intrigue. You don't know everything about them. It's very important to be able to distinguish the actors from the characters they play."

One thing VanCamp is getting used to as a leading lady is being sleep deprived.

"I'm exhausted almost all the time," she said. "I keep saying I'm weirdly preparing myself for motherhood because once you can get ahold of this sleep deprivation thing I think you have a leg up. And I'm definitely sleep deprived."

VanCamp also has adjusted to her high-profile role in "Revenge" by seeing herself as part of an "incredible" cast.

"I think it's really interesting to say 'my show' or 'I'm a lead of it' because it is such a collaborative thing ... but I am definitely there all the time," she laughed.

"I'm excited by challenging myself physically and mentally every day. That's what keeps me going and makes me love what I do so I really can't complain about it." She pauses then says: "I complain sometimes. I'm not gonna lie."

Revenge Boss on Emily's Mom, Her New Man, the Plane Crash, Jack's Downward Spiral and More!

(9/27/12) Just how long can Revenge's Emily Thorne keep her identity a secret, especially when her thought-to-be-dead mom comes back into the picture?

The last time we saw Emily (Emily VanCamp), she thought every piece of evidence that could prove her father's innocence had gone up in flames with the plane carrying Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe). As she stood in shock, Emily's best friend Nolan (Gabriel Mann) dropped another bomb by showing her a video not only incriminating the Graysons, but revealing the mother she thought dead was actually alive. In the upcoming season, premiering Sunday at 9/8c on ABC, Emily will find her long-lost mom, but will continue to painstakingly lie about her identity to keep everyone from finding out she's really Amanda Clarke.

"What we really wanted to do in Season 2 was expand our world, so we are going to see Emily's mom, we're going to explore some different themes this season like free will and we're also introducing another character from Emily's past," executive producer Melissa Loy tells TVGuide.com.

Keep reading to find out more about Emily's mom, her new man, why Jack is heading to the dark side and when we'll learn what really happened with Victoria's plane.

Mommy dearest

Well not quite. Jennifer Jason Leigh joins the show as Emily's mom, but Emily can't reveal her true identity to her parent. "It's a little bit heartbreaking, and the relationship she starts building with Amanda Clarke is very telling of what she should be doing with Emily because she thinks this other girl is her daughter," Loy says, adding that eventually, "We learn the whole backstory and what happens between her and Emily when she was a little girl and why she stayed away all these years."

Victoria is ...

No, we're not spilling, but Loy promises "you'll learn details gradually, but you'll know the outcome of it right away." And although at first glance the first scene of the premiere appears to begin with rescuers searching for plane survivors, look closely and you'll see it's another fatal accident. Loy says that event, which takes place in the future, sets up the first half of the season as last year's deadly engagement party did and will be paid off around Episode 14.

Emily's got a new man

Now that her engagement to Daniel (Josh Bowman) is off Emily sets her sights on a new guy, but someone who actually knows who she is. "[Barry Sloane plays Aidan], a possible love interest who will ultimately be part of her plan," Loy says. "The nice thing about the dynamic between the two of them is that he's one of the first characters, besides Nolan, who comes into her world and she can be honest about who she is. He knows what her past is and how badly she's been wronged and he has his own version of a revenge story which we'll learn about."

But she's still got Nolan by her side

Don't worry, Ems will still have Nolan! "Nolan will always be her No. 1 sidekick and sounding board so the nature of that relationship will always stay fun, but there will be a bit of tension built up and hurt feelings when Emily turns her attention to someone else," Loy says. But Nolan will also get more of his own screen time sans Emily this season. "We branch off a little bit and explore his world more instead of it always being Emily's, and there is someone in Nolan's life that comes along, played by Dilshad Vadsaria, who comes in as a misfit kind of like him."

Daniel is moving on ...

With Emily's friend and Grayson assistant Ashley (Ashley Madekwe). "It's a relationship that progresses ... but does Daniel feel the way about Ashley that he did about Emily? No. There are still a lot of harbored feelings," Loy says, adding that we'll learn about Ashley's past secret and where she came from.

Jack's on a downward spiral

Lovable Jack (Nick Wechsler) won't be looking so great (we're talking longer hair, unshaven, stinky if we could smell through our TV screens) when the show picks up three months later. "It gets a little worse before it gets better," Loy says adding, "But you're definitely going to love Jack this season. He has to go on a downward spiral accepting all of these new challenges he's facing and eventually he comes out of the darkness — only to find more darkness." And Jack and Emily enthusiasts, you'll like this: "At the end of the day fans will always be able to root for Emily and Jack, but we hopefully have a long-running show so we have some time to bring them together for good."

The baby's coming

Amanda (Margarita Levieva) is very much pregnant at the start of the season and Emily is not happy about it. (Watch this clip.) But haters may actually not despise her this year. "Amanda does some heroic things this season that redeem her a little bit," Loy says. "She's still the girl that stands in the way of Emily and Jack, but she's not quite as loathsome this year."

Three fun scooplets:

1. We will see a wedding, but we don't know whose it is.

2. You will learn something very interesting about the white-haired man very early on. And you will learn a name.

3. Charlotte is finally sober and very dedicated to remain on that path for many reasons that we'll learn by the end of Episode 1.

Are you excited for the return of Revenge?

ABC ANNOUNCES "TWEETAPALOOZA!"

(9/21/12) ABC announces a full week of live tweeting from various cast members during premiere episodes. The event will begin on with "The 64th Primetime Emmy(r) Awards" on Sunday, September 23, live at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT, and will continue through premiere week, beginning that Monday, September 24, until Sunday, September 30. All week long fans of ABC primetime shows will be able to participate in conversations with talent, then enjoy the return of their shows, as well as all-new series.

Sunday, September 30, 9:00-10:01 p.m., ET
"Revenge" @Revenge, #Revenge
Gabriel Mann, @Gabriel_Mann

"REVENGE PERSPECTIVES" WEBISODE SERIES AVAILABLE ONLINE

(9/14/12) WHAT: In anticipation of Season Two of the hit series "Revenge," ABC.com/Revenge is launching "Revenge Perspectives," a new web series that offers fans the unique opportunity to review Season One through the eyes of their favorite characters. The three-part video series features highlights and exclusive content narrated by three of the principal cast members, Emily (Emily VanCamp), Daniel (Josh Bowman) and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe). Fans can catch up, get a refresher or just find out their favorite character's insight into the high points and low points of the season. The site will also feature comprehensive recaps, character overviews and must-see videos so that new and returning fans can get up to speed.

Season Two of "Revenge" premiers on its new night, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

WHERE: http://abc.tv/Slq3ue

WHEN: Friday September 14, 2012

Netflix adds 'Revenge,' 'Scandal,' 'Once Upon a Time' to Instant streaming

(9/10/12) ABC's addicting dramas "Once Upon a Time," "Revenge" and "Scandal" all did pretty well in their first seasons last year. But the network is hoping they'll grow into even bigger hits in season two, and it's teamed with Netflix to help viewers catch up and get hooked.

The first seasons of all three shows are now streaming on Netflix Instant and will become exclusive to the popular video rental and streaming site at the end of the month. They join other past and present ABC series in the Netflix streaming library including "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost."

"Once Upon a Time," a contemporary fairy tale fantasy saga starring Jennifer Morrison and Lana Parilla, returns to ABC Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET.

"Revenge," the Hamptons-set soap starring Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp, follows that same night at 9 p.m. ET.

"Scandal," the Washington D.C. drama starring Kerry Washington and produced by "Grey's" Shona Rhimes, is back three nights earlier on Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. ET following the ninth season premiere of "Grey's."

That gives newbies over two weeks to get caught up via Netflix. It will be interesting to see if the series receive any second-season boost, as growing ratings for AMC's critically acclaimed dramas "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" have been partly credited to their presence on the Netflix Instant service.

Are you planning to catch up on any of the shows with Netflix?

Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins Revenge

(9/10/12) (Photo) Revenge's Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is about to get the mother of all surprises when Jennifer Jason Leigh joins the cast as her long-MIA mom, Kara Wallace Clarke. And just like Leigh's classic Single White Female nut job, Kara has a touch of the crazy.

"This is a woman who has battled demons her entire life," says executive producer Mike Kelley. "She's a borderline personality with serious mental disorders. We will learn that her separation from Amanda as a young girl was because Amanda was not safe around her."

Not surprisingly, Leigh has been offered many wackjob parts throughout her career but turned them down. She signed on to ABC's Revenge because the role struck her as something different and multilayered. Though the crazy will come, so far Leigh's only been shooting lighthearted flashbacks.

"Emily's memories of her mom are all coming back to her," explains Leigh. "The truths about Kara will be teased out slowly. It's going to be really dark and surprising." Expect one surprise to involve a connection to the Graysons!

Revenge Cheat Sheet: What We Know and What Lies Ahead

(9/5/12) It's been a long, hot summer and, sadly, it's coming to a close.

Luckily for you, things are just heating up again on ABC's soapy hit Revenge, which returns for its highly-anticipated second season on Sunday, Sept. 30, and will pick up at the beginning of another (surely unforgettable) summer season in the Hamptons.

Even if you watched every episode of Emily's (Emily VanCamp) journey of vengeance last TV season, you probably need a quick refresher on all of the craziness that went down on Revenge. Plus, we've got the latest scoop on season two!

WHAT WE LEARNED

Plane Crashes and Drug Overdoses: Man, the Grayson family did not have an easy go of it in the finale. First, Hamptons Queen Bee Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), dead-set on revealing the truth about David Clarke's (James Tupper) innocence and her ex-husband Conrad's (Henry Czerny) misdoings, seemingly went down in a plane crash (a bomb will do that). Oh, and Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) decided to pop a pill...or twenty and was found unconscious by her already distraught father.

Two Relationships End: After learning that Emily kissed Jack (Nick Wechsler), Daniel (Joshua Bowman) ended his engagement to Emily, who was finally ready to be with her childhood love and tell him who she really is. Too bad the missing Amanda (Margarita Levieva) got there first and revealed a big ol' baby bump and proclaimed Jack the baby daddy. Woe is Em.

Mommy Dearest: While the audience was led to believe that Emily's mysterious mother had died very early on in her life, we found out in the finale that Mama Clarke is alive and well. (Maybe not mentally healthy, however.) We learned that the Americon initiative behind David Clarke's death could also be behind her disappearance and that Victoria knows she's alive.

WHAT LIES AHEAD

A Wedding and a Funeral: Much like season one's flashforward to Emily and Daniel's engagement party, season two will kick off with another big event gone awry in a flashforward to a wedding. We're hearing that the big event will have to do with Jack's beloved boat "The Amanda" and someone being tied to it.

A Face-Off: Of course, Victoria is not dead. Come on now, you thought a little bomb could her out? Psh! "She's not dead," Bowman tells us. "You can't kill off Victoria!" Alas, Conrad's girlfriend Lydia did not survive the crash. In the new season, Victoria will face off against Emily's mother, set to be played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. "My understanding is we're antagonistic toward each other," Stowe says. And we're hearing that the character definitely has a screw loose, so Victoria better watch her well-dressed back.

New Love Interests: Not only is one of Emily's former flames (played by British actor Barry Sloane) reappearing to further complicate her life (and we're hearing he's a pretty major love interest, by the way), but fan favorite Nolan (Gabriel Mann) will also be getting a love interest...a female one! Oh, and Daniel and Ashley (Ashley Madekwe) will be hooking up in the beginning of season two.

The new season of Revenge premieres Sunday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Wendy Crewson to Go Toe-to-Toe with Conrad Grayson

(8/27/12) Conrad Grayson will have plenty of new enemies in the second season.

Wendy Crewson has snagged a guest-starring role on Revenge, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The 24 and Saving Hope alum will play Helen, a powerful business executive who has dealings with Conrad (Henry Czerny). Helen exudes power and can easily dominate anyone who makes their way into her office. In other words, Conrad better watch out!

Crewson will appear in at least one episode, with the potential to recur in the second season of Revenge, which premieres Sunday Sept. 30 at 9/8c on ABC.

Vampire Diaries and Revenge Vets Land Guest Roles on Hawaii Five-0

(8/23/12) What does the future hold for Vampire Diaries vet Arielle Kebbel and Revenge grad Robbie Amell? Guest spots on Hawaii Five-0 for starters!

The actors will appear together in the fourth episode of the upcoming third season as a couple who enter a fortune-teller's lair and face "devastating consequences," according to TVLine. The episode will apparently feature some four-legged friends, at least according to Kebbel's Twitter feed.

Kebbel, 27, is best known for her recurring roles on Gilmore Girls, The Vampire Diaries and, most recently, 90210. Amell, 24, most recently guest-starred on Pretty Little Liars after arcs on Revenge and Alcatraz.

Hawaii Five-0 surfs up with new episodes on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS.

Watch the First Promo for Revenge Season 2

(8/19/12) Emily Thorne made a great deal of moves against those who wronged her father in Revenge's first season, but the first promo for Season 2 teases her biggest move yet: to Sunday nights.

Judging from the 30-second teaser, Emily has not only lost Daniel, she might also be losing control over the situation. In one quick scene, she appears to be tied to a post in the ocean, drowning as the tide rises.

Watch the promo here. Revenge returns Sunday Sept. 30 at 9/8c on ABC.

Revenge Recasts a Role

(8/16/12) When ABC's Revenge returns this fall for a second season of devilish fun, there will be yet another twist involving Emily's mysterious revenge master, Satoshi Takeda — he'll have a new face!

Due to the unavailability of the character's original portrayer, Hiroyuki Sanada, the part will now be played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. According to producer Melissa Loy, Sanada's jam-packed film schedule (including a role in the Hugh Jackman-led movie Wolverine) necessitated the change. "Geographically, with our schedule being what it is, it was getting a little bit challenging," Loy explains. "We would have had to fly him in and out of Australia [where Wolverine was filming], but [still] wouldn't have had him on the days we necessarily needed him. We tried to figure out a bunch of different scenarios, but ultimately it was too difficult."

Tagawa, who has appeared on Heroes and Hawaii Five-0, will debut in the Sept. 30 season premiere and is "fantastic," says Loy, who adds that the 10-year age difference between Takeda #1 (age 51) and Takeda #2 (age 61) was of no concern. "We didn't want to try to trick our audience," she says. "We wanted to bring somebody in who brought something fresh, different and new to the character." Something the men have in common: both were born in Tokyo and boast an impressive list of Japanese film credits.

Loy says Takeda will stick around as long as "Emily has revenge-school stories." And there are many new tales to be told this season — particularly in flashbacks showing Takeda working with both Emily and another vengeance-seeking pupil named Aiden.

Greek's Dilshad Vadsaria Joins the Cast of Revenge

(8/10/12) Revenge's Emily Thorne is about to make her next big move.

In the first piece of key art released for the ABC series this season, Emily (Emily van Camp) wears the same jet-black, thorn-filled gown as she did at the start of the season. But this year's new tagline has progressed from "What goes around, comes around" to "Her next move."

So now that Victoria is possibly dead, Faux-manda is pregnant and her engagement to Daniel is off, who's Emily's next target? And will she be one step closer to avenging the death of her father? (Photo)

Greek's Dilshad Vadsaria Joins the Cast of Revenge

(8/7/12) Dilshad Vadsaria is heading to the Hamptons. The former Greek star has booked a recurring role on ABC's Revenge, TVLine reports.

Vasaria will play Padma, a financial whiz who works at Nolan's company NolCorp.

Could Padma be a new love interest for Nolan (Gabriel Mann)? Mann hinted as much last month, telling reporters on set that viewers will see a new side of the bisexual billionaire and that much of his story line would take place at NolCorp this season.

Revenge kicks off its second season Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c on ABC.

Revenge Spoiler Alert: Get Clues (and Photos) of Season Two's Big Mystery!

(8/2/12) (Photo) Our Revenge sources are spilling exclusive details on season two's mysterious "big event" and suffice to say, as überfans, we are terrified. And intrigued! But mostly…terrified. ABC's addictive drama just started filming the second season this week, and at least one much-loved character is going down.

Here are seven clues you need to know:

1. Just like last year, season two will open with a "big event" that is both shocking and devastating. (Last year, it was the dead body on the beach. 'Member that fun little ditty?) Then in subsequent (multiple) episodes, they'll flash back in time showing what lead up to that event.

2. According to insiders, the "big event" has something to do with a boat.

3. And not just any boat: The Amanda—owned by, of course, Emily's (Emily VanCamp) childhood love, Jack (Nick Wechsler).

4. Someone will be, um, "tied" to that boat, our sources say. And of course, something terrible will happen. Like, call-your-momma-and-book-your-therapy-session-now kind of terrible!

5. Meanwhile, lo and behold, photos have surfaced of Emily Van Camp and Josh Bowman (Daniel) in Marina del Rey, Calif., heading to film a scene on a boat (The Amanda!), dressed up all fancy-like. Let the record show: We really wish they'd just stay away from the water. Or at the very least, bring floatees.

6. Emily Van Camp took the plunge. Yesterday, the actress tweeted: "spent today tied to a wooden post getting pummeled by coldcaliforniawaves. The things one will do for revenge.... :)"

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7. We also know Nolan and Jack are on the boat, thanks to a pic Gabriel Mann (Nolan) tweeted out. He also posted a pic of Emily warming up in the parking lot with a wool sweater and Ugg boots. Ya know, just typical California summer wear, y'all!

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Related sidenote: Revenge creator Mike Kelly told us months ago that he was planning to open season two with Emily's wedding--"we just don't know to who." And while we're pretty sure the smoking-hot red dress Emily wore to set this week is not bridal couture, costar Henry Czerny (Conrad Grayson) did tell us of season two: "There will be a wedding, but I'm not sure that it's Emily's."

What does all this add up to? We aren't math whizzes or anything, geez! But it sure looks like one of our favorite characters might be in serious trouble. Also, Revenge's season two is shaping up to be spectacular, yet again. Is it Sept. 30 yet?

Law & Order: SVU Arrests Revenge's Roger Bart

(8/2/12) Law & Order: SVU has booked Revenge scene-stealer Roger Bart, Veep's Anna Chlumsky and Broadway vet Raúl Esparza for an upcoming episode, NBC announced Thursday.

In the episode, titled "Twenty-Five Acts," Chlumsky plays the author of a best-selling erotic novel — maybe a nod to 50 Shades of Grey? — who accuses a high-profile talk show host (Bart) of a brutal rape. However, the SVU squad gets suspicious when they discover her account of the rape mimics the chapters in her book. The squad, along with the DA's office (Esparza), also struggles to keep the case from turning into a media frenzy.

The episode is set to air sometime this fall. The trio join previously announce recurring guest star Adam Baldwin, who will play the new captain of the squad.

Bart is best known for his roles on Desperate Housewives and Revenge, and can currently be seen in USA's Political Animals. Chlumsky, who rose to fame in My Girl, currently stars on HBO's political comedy Veep. Esparza has guest-starred on both Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent and most recently starred in the Broadway production Leap of Faith, co-written by SVU showrunner Warren Leight.

The new season of Law & Order: SVU premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c.

VanCamp gets a new mom

(7/27/12) Revenge star Emily VanCamp says she has gone through so many TV and movie moms that her real mom doesn’t bat an eye any more.

In the second season of Revenge (ABC, Citytv), veteran actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is coming aboard to play the mom of VanCamp’s character.

“I’ve had several TV and movie moms, so (VanCamp’s real mom) is kind of over it at this point,” said VanCamp, who is from Port Perry, Ont. “She doesn’t care. But she’s always excited to see who it will be.

“I met (Leigh) for the first time the other day. It was really odd, because there is a pretty strong similarity there, I think, in terms of our physical appearance.

“And it was just one of those odd moments, when you meet the person who’s playing your mother for the first time, especially having played this character for an entire year.”

As for Leigh’s role, VanCamp said, “She is not going to be the most stable of characters.”

VanCamp also revealed her character will get a new love interest this season, played by Barry Sloane.

Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman's Shady Date Night

(7/24/12) (Photo) Fresh from dinner with friends, Revenge stars and real-life couple Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman made their way to Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood for the West Coast launch of Carrera 6000 sunglasses.

"Emily seemed in good spirits as Josh playfully placed various shades on her face," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "His favorite seemed to be a pair of leopard sunglasses, which he said resembled 'the tiger' in her."

Of their earlier dinner date, the source overheard VanCamp say she cooked dinner for the group, but Bowman interjected to note that he "worked the grill."

Season 2 casts Emily's mom: Jennifer Jason Leigh is 'volatile and dangerous'

(7/19/12) In the final moments of the "Revenge" Season 1 finale, Nolan (Gabriel Mann) uncovered evidence proving that Emily's (Emily VanCamp) mother was still alive, though Emily had believed her to be dead for most of her life.

Looks like Emily will find her mom in Season 2, because executive producers have just cast Jennifer Jason Leigh in the role that TVLine describes as "sinister." Word is that Emily's mother has all the dark, scary parts of Emily -- and none of the logical, human parts.

Yes, apparently, Leigh is now old enough to play the mother of an adult woman. We don't know where the time went, either. Though best known for her film work, Leigh has recently made waves on "Weeds" as Jill Price-Gray.

Creator Mike Kelley told TVLine that Emily's mother suffers from some serious mental issues. "So we're going to need somebody that can play volatile and dangerous; all of the scariest parts of Emily's personality are going to be present and apparent and a little bit out of control in her mother," he said. "But at the same time, what works so great for Emily is that sweet façade, so this woman needs to feel like she's got potential for kindness. You look at her and you don't know that she's as damaged as she is inside. But you'll quickly learn that this is a very dangerous person."

Season 2 adds Barry Sloane in mysterious role

(7/10/12) As if Emily Thorne didn't have enough men stirring up drama in her life! When Season 2 of "Revenge" begins on ABC this fall, she'll be introduced -- or reintroduced, as the case may be -- to Ethan, a mysterious British face from her past.

TVLine reports that Ethan will be played by Barry Sloane, a British actor making his debut in U.S. television, and will recur early in the season.

There's no word yet on who will be cast to play Emily's mother, who Emily has long believed to be dead. We do know that all of the Season 1 cast regulars (including Madeleine Stowe) will be back, as will Margarita Leveiva and her baby bump.

2012 ALMA Award Nominations

(7/9/12) The winners will be unveiled in an hourlong ceremony set to air Sept. 21 on NBC.

Favorite TV Actress—Drama
Jordana Brewster, Dallas
Julie Gonzalo, Dallas
Cote de Pablo, NCIS
Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge

Gabriel Mann Guest Stars on The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

(6/22/12) What better way to spend you summer hiatus than going fishing? That's what Revenge's Gabriel Mann is doing this week in a guest spot on the animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Sunday, 11:30m/10:30c on Disney XD). Mann, who plays Nolan on the soapy ABC drama, lends his voice the animated series as Bruce Banner, aka the less angry alter ego of the Incredible Hulk. "I've been a huge fan of the Hulk and it's not every day you get to play a superhero, so it was an amazing opportunity to voice Bruce Banner in the episode," says Mann.

Earth's Mightiest Heroes is based on the same Marvel Comics icons who are tearing up the big screen this summer. This week's episode, "Nightmare in Red," also introduces the Red Hulk character.

In this exclusive video clip, Banner is using the one day a month when he's not the Hulk for a little leisure time on the lake. Avengers teammate Hawkeye tags along, trying to get Banner to focus on the invasion of the alien Skrulls, which has been Season 2's main storyline. (Video).

Greg Berlanti on Emily VanCamp's 'Revenge' star turn: 'She deserves it all'

(6/20/12) Greg Berlanti doesn't quite feel a fatherly pride toward Emily VanCamp, but it's close.

The star of ABC's "Revenge," which returns for Season 2 this fall, has said she considers the producer who gave her major series roles in "Everwood" and "Brothers & Sisters" her guardian angel of a sort. And Berlanti -- whose Sigourney Weaver-starring USA miniseries "Political Animals" starts Sunday, July 15 -- maintains reciprocal affection for VanCamp as she now works for others.

"I could not be happier for her," Berlanti tells Zap2it. "After I saw the 'Revenge' pilot last year and loved it, I called her and told her I felt she hopefully was going to get everything she deserved, in the sense of having a featured role in a show that demonstrated her abilities."

Still, Berlanti admits with a laugh, "It's not the easiest thing in the world for me to watch her have romantic scenes. I have kind of an older-brother thing about that, and I can't strangle the guys. When I auditioned her for 'Everwood,' she was in the neighborhood of 14 or 15, so I've really known her since she was a little girl.

"It's really wonderful in this business when great things happen to great people who are also talented," Berlanti adds. "It gives you the inspiration to keep going, and she's one of those people. She deserves it all. And she helped me, too."

Revenge's Ashley Madewke Marries Iddo Goldberg

(6/18/12) Revenge star Ashley Madekwe married actor Iddo Goldberg in the English countryside on Sunday, Us Weekly reports.

"What an amazing day, couldn't love you more @smashleybell," the bride's brother, Archie Madekwe, tweeted Sunday. "You couldn't have found someone better then @IddoG, love you both."

Celebrity guests included Mischa Barton, David Schwimmer and Revenge's Christa Allen. Allen, Madekwe's co-star, tweeted, "They have the most incredible love, what a treasure to witness!"

Madekwe, 30, and Goldberg, 36, have been together for five years.

"We already live together. We've been together for so long and we were friends before we were a couple," Madekwe told Us Weekly. "We know each other so well!"

Israeli-born Goldberg has appeared in The Tourist, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and most recently, The Mentalist.

Madekwe plays Ashley Davenport on ABC's Revenge. She also starred in the Woody Allen film Cassandra's Dream, and guest-starred on CW's The Beautiful Life: TBL.

PDA of the Day: Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman Get Cozy Poolside in Monaco

(6/14/12) (Photo) Fortunately for Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman, it looks like their real-life romance is a lot less complicated than the plot of Revenge.

The cute couple stripped down to their swimwear and appeared to be very much enjoying one another's company poolside at the Beach Club Sea Lounge in Monaco on Monday. Emily, 26, showed off her enviable bod in a tiny bikini, while her man, 24, went shirtless to soak up some sun.

Emily and Josh, who also play a couple on the hit ABC show, certainly had good reason to be happy: Revenge was picked up for a second season.

Something else that probably brought a smile or two? Emily brought her copy of Fifty Shades of Grey to read by the pool. Now is it just us, or would this blond beauty make a perfect Kate Kavanagh?!

Who's Getting Married on Revenge?

(6/14/12) Revenge is making wedding plans, but who will walk down the aisle?

Josh Bowman and Madeleine Stowe, who play Daniel and Victoria Grayson, stopped by Access Hollywood to dish about Season 2 of the ABC smash hit. Although the first season ended with some huge cliffhangers (Did Victoria die in the plane explosion? Is Fauxmanda really pregnant with Jack's baby? Are Daniel and Emily going to get back together?) Stowe and Bowman could only confirm a few details of the new season.

"The only thing we can probably bank on is that Emily's mother is going to show up," said Stowe.

"And apparently a wedding of some sort," added Bowman.

So whose wedding is it? Series creator Mike Kelley revealed to E! News last winter his plans to open Season 2 with Emily's wedding, but Bownman doesn't seem so sure that she's still the bride-to be.

"Could be Jack and Fauxmanda. Could be mine and [Emily]... Who knows if me and Emily get back together or it heads toward me and Ashley pairing," Bowman teased. "Who knows?"

When Bowman added that Stowe's character could be renewing her vows, she joked, "I could be dead!"

Who do you want to see tie the knot?

2012 Teen Choice nominees

(6/14/12) The awards air live Sunday, July 22 on FOX.

Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
Gabriel Mann, "Revenge"
Michael Trevino, "The Vampire Diaries"
James Van Der Beek, "Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23"
Damon Wayans Jr., "Happy Endings"

Choice TV Breakout Show
"Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23"
"New Girl"
"Revenge"
"Smash"
"The X Factor"

Choice TV Breakout Star: Male
Josh Bowman, "Revenge"
Josh Dallas, "Once Upon a Time"
Jake Johnson, "New Girl"
Beau Mirchoff, "Awkward"
Lamorne Morris, "New Girl".

Fauxmanda Sticking Around for Season 2

(6/13/12) Much to the dismay of Jack/Emily shippers, it appears as though Revenge's Margarita Levieva will be sticking around the Hamptons for a while.

Levieva, who plays the real Emily Thorne and the fake Amanda Clarke (confusing, we know), is slated to appear in at least seven of the first 14 episodes of the show's second season, Deadline reports.

While this is great news for Levieva, her return to the ABC series is bad news for her character's former friend, the real Amanda Clarke (Emily VanCamp).

Right when it looked like Jack (Nick Wechsler) and the real Amanda/fake Emily were finally going to get together, Revenge's season one finale concluded with Fauxmanda dropping the bomb of the season: She's pregnant with Jack's baby!

We'll have to wait until Revenge returns next fall to find out what's in store for the troubled love triangle.

What do you think of Amanda making a home for herself in the Hamptons next season?

Who Will Play Emily's Mom on Revenge?

(6/2/12) Next season, ABC's Revenge is expected to introduce a bunch of new characters, including Conrad's ex-wife and kids, Victoria's mother, people from Emily's, Amanda's and Nolan's pasts, and a new puppy to take the place of dearly departed Sammy. But the most highly anticipated addition is Emily's presumed-dead mother. While executive producer Mike Kelley says he's not sure how early into Season 2 he'll bring in the missing mom, he will reveal, "There will be a hunt for her, and she won't be easy to find. She's been gone, deliberately, for a very long time. Emily is one messed-up girl, and she's going to find out the apple didn't fall far from the tree." I asked Kelley to weigh in on three of my casting suggestions:

Elizabeth Mitchell: "That's a great idea. This is a psychologically damaged and a highly volatile woman, so anybody who has that ability to turn and scare you would be great."

Heather Locklear: "She's somebody who's sweet but she plays evil and cold so well. Great suggestion!"

Marg Helgenberger: "I love that idea — a lot! That's somebody who could kill it. There is something maternal there but very calculating, and she's able to go to some very dark places. If she injected a little crazy into that, she'd be able to knock it out of the park!"

'Revenge' shocker: Will Season 2 include Madeleine Stowe?

(5/24/12) "Revenge" fans should have known better when, in Wednesday night's Season 1 finale, it seemed that Emily (Emily VanCamp) might have a chance at happiness. With her father about to be exonerated and the potential for a reunion with her childhood love, Jack (Nick Wechsler), things were looking up for our sympathetic sociopath.

And then, well, something hit the fan. The plane carrying all the evidence (or so we thought) to clear her father went down -- taking Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) with it, it seemed. Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) overdosed on pills after learning of her mother's potential death. Daniel (Josh Bowman) was last seen boozing it up with Ashley (Ashley Madekwe). And that's not to mention the return of "Amanda" (Margarita Levieva), supposedly seventeen months pregnant with Jack's baby.

The biggest question as we look toward Season 2 is whether Madeleine Stowe will return as Victoria Grayson. After all, when a private jet literally explodes, survivors are not to be expected. Fortunately, the chances of a Victoria-free "Revenge" are very slim. The news reporter on the show cited the passenger manifesto as the only proof Victoria was on the plane -- and we all know how tricky those Graysons can be.

Until we see her body lowered into the ground, we're counting on Victoria having made other arrangements. Either that, or one of those diamond rings had a secret parachute hidden inside it.

As for Emily's love life, we have our doubts as to Amanda's baby's paternity -- though we're not sure Jack is the type to demand a test. If executive producer Mike Kelley sticks to his word, Emily will be walking down the aisle with someone in the Season 2 premiere. A reconciliation with Daniel? We'll have to see when "Revenge" returns this fall on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST.

Revenge Shockers!

(5/24/12) Still reeling from Revenge's doozy of a freshman year finale? Executive producer Mike Kelley previews what to expect in Season 2 of ABC's soapy hit.

Emily's mother is alive?!
Kelley says he toyed with the idea of revealing that Emily's murdered dad is still alive, but opted to revive her mom instead. And it looks like the Graysons' nefarious dealings are somehow behind mama Clarke's disappearance. "There's a very psychologically damaged woman out there and Emily's search for her will be a driving force [in Season 2]," says Kelley. Turns out, she's not the only one with a secret family. "Conrad had a wife and other kids before he married Victoria," explains Kelley, "and those people will come into play."

Victoria and Lydia go ka-boom while Charlotte overdoses?!
The plane carrying Victoria and Lydia to D.C. to testify against Conrad exploded courtesy of some mischievous tinkering by the evil white-haired man. Devastated by the news reports of the crash, pill-popping Charlotte overdosed. While hinting it is "very possible" Victoria faked her own death, Kelley confirms the season premiere will reveal at least one of the three is dead for real.

Fauxmanda is Preggers?!
Nope, it's not a fake baby bump. Kelley confirms that Emily's former cellmate is just two months shy of giving birth. But, cautions the producer, "if you aren't questioning Jack is the father then you haven't been watching the show." As for Emily, who was just about to profess her feelings for Jack, Kelley says, "her heart is so injured that she is not in the mood for any love." But that could change with the arrival of a new Hamptons hottie.

Finale: The Five Biggest Shockers of the Night!

(5/24/12) Warning: Do not read the following article if you have yet to watch tonight's Revenge finale. Seriously, if you choose to read on and then complain about spoilers in the comments, you are the pizza burn on the roof of the TV world's mouth.

Revenge is a dish best served during May sweeps, are we right?! The ABC breakout hit series closed out its first season tonight with a finale so action-packed and full of cliffhangers that we had to remind ourselves to breathe...multiple times.

So what went down tonight in the Hamptons? And who didn't make it to the end of the hour? Find out the five biggest shockers of the night...

1. Emily and Daniel Are Dunzo: The Hamptons' golden couple has officially split...and Emily (Emily VanCamp) could really care less! So what caused the demise of their relationship? Eavesdropper extraordinaire Ashley (Ashley Madekwe) told Daniel (Joshua Bowman) that she saw Emily and Jack (Nick Wechsler) kissing and when Daniel confronted his fiancée, she owned up to the smooches and handed him back his engagement ring. Ouch! Something tells us Daniel won't be heartbroken for long as Ashley was there to offer him a (well-dressed) shoulder to cry on.

2. Baby Bombshell: Welcome back, Amanda (Margarita Levieva)! And by welcome back, we totally mean why did you have to come back and ruin our Jack and Emily bubble of happiness?! After ending things with Daniel and telling BFF Nolan (Gabriel Mann), who she saved earlier in the hour (natch!), that she was going to come clean to Jack about everything, Emily was in for quite a shock when she arrived at the bar: a pregnant Amanda, telling her, "Jack and I are going to have a baby."

3. The Queen Is Dead? Dear TV characters, never, ever get on an airplane...especially in the finale! After learning that Conrad (Henry Czerny) ordered David Clarke's death, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) was more determined than ever to bring him down. She enlisted Lydia to testify against Conrad (who proposed to Lydia, by the way!) and met an agent at the airport. Too bad the white-haired man was also at the airport, hanging out near her plane's wheels, you know, just planting a bomb. (Should Emily have taken him out when she had the chance? Discuss!) Before you know it, Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) learns via the news that her mother's plane went down! Something tells us it's going to take a lot more than an explosion to take out Victoria Grayson.

4. Like Mother, Like Daughter: No, it wasn't enough that one Grayson woman may have died by finale's end, Charlotte had to go and possibly OD! We can't blame the girl for turning to pills to cope after her mother's plane went down, the continued trainwreck that is her relationship with Declan (Connor Paolo) and the guilt she felt after outing a classmate's affair with a professor.

5. Mother of All Twists: Emily's mother is alive! Though Emily said last week that she remembers her mother being very sick when she was a child, at the end of the episode we learned that Mrs. Thorne is alive and kicking! "Let it play," Emily says of the footage of Victoria spilling the details of her mother's very much alive-ness. Dun-dun-dun!

Do you think Victoria really died? What about Charlotte? Do you think Amanda is really pregnant? Who should play Emily's mother?

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 23, 2012

(5/24/12) The season finale of "American Idol" took a big fall from last year's season ender, tumbling by 30 percent in total viewers and more than 33 percent among adults 18-49. It was still by far the biggest thing on TV Wednesday night, though, and led FOX to a big win for the night.

Elsewhere, the season finales of "Modern Family" and "Revenge" were both up over last week's ratings (though "Modern Family" was slightly below its 2011 finale numbers), and the finale of "Law & Order: SVU" on NBC had its best performance in several weeks.

FOX averaged 20.7 million viewers and an 11.8 rating/19 share in households for the night, down from 29.3 million viewers for the 2011 "Idol" finale. ABC (7.3 million, 4.7/8) was the best of the rest, beating out CBS (5.9 million, 3.9/6) and NBC (5.4 million, 3.5/6). The CW drew just under 900,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

The "Idol" finale also gave FOX a big win among adults 18-49, but its 6.1 rating was way behind last year's 9.2. ABC came in a distant second at 2.6. CBS, 1.5, edged NBC, 1.4, for third, while The CW earned a 0.4.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" season finale (19 million viewers, 10.9/19 households)
ABC: "The Middle" season finale (6.5 million, 4.1/7)/"Modern Family" rerun (6 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" - two episodes (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (5.6 million, 3.8/7)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (4.4 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (865,000, 0.6/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (5.5)

9 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" season finale (22.45 million, 12.7/20)
ABC: "Modern Family" season finale (10 million, 6.2/10)/"Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" season finale (5.7 million, 3.7/6)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (6.4 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (3.8 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (917,000, 0.6/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (6.7)

10 p.m.
ABC: "Revenge" season finale (7.8 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" season finale (7 million, 4.6/8)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (6.25 million, 4.1/7)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (2.4)

Finale: An Explosion, a Pregnancy, a Death and. a Resurrection?!

(5/24/12) [Spoiler alert! This story contains major spoilers from Wednesday's season finale of Revenge. If you haven't watched the episode, run, don't walk, away from this story.]

Don't pop that champagne so fast, Ems.

Emily (Emily VanCamp) came dangerously close to going back to a life of relative normalcy on the season finale of Revenge. Her father's name was about to be cleared, she finally got her revenge — sort of — against the White-Haired Man, her relationship with Daniel was dunzo and she was free to tell Jack the truth.

However, the road back from revenge is just as long and winding as the road leading to it as Emily's stand-down was quickly and swiftly thwarted:

Who's pregnant? First, when Emily went to the bar to confess her love for Jack, she found Amanda, recently returned from her mysterious excursion and newly pregnant. Yes, presumably with Jack's baby, or so she says, which means no happily ever after for Jack and Emily.

Who might be shacking up? After his split from Emily, Daniel invited a very special guest to his pity party — the blabbermouth herself, Ashley. The two shared a drink, as well as a very ominous glance that says that bad boy Daniel may want to start something with Ashley outside of the Grayson Global offices. Ew, Daniel, she was desperate enough to date crazy Tyler after all.

Who's dead? It was bad enough that Victoria had agreed to testify against her ex-husband and the Grayson Global empire, but when Victoria brought Conrad's mistress, Lydia, back to her side to also testify, it was too much for Conrad to bear. He promised Victoria that if she testified, it would be her last move and just after she boarded the feds' plane, news reports suddenly splashed across the screen about the plane's explosion and that "there appear to be no survivors." Revenge obviously isn't going to kill off the Queen Bee herself, but does this mean Lydia's gone for good? Things also don't look for Charlotte, who was found unconscious by her father after what appears to be a prescription pill overdose.

Who's not dead? The show saved the best and juiciest cliff-hanger for last, natch. Nolan stopped by Emily's to tell her about the explosion and to assure her that he had backed up at least some of the evidence against Grayson Global turned over to the feds. He then played Emily an old video he found that not only revealed Americon's involvement in the cover-up, but also the truth about Emily's mom. "If you look a little deeper, you'll find there's much more to the story," Victoria states in the tape. "What she's saying is that, um, your mother's alive," Nolan clarifies. Oh, mama!

So what did you think of the season finale? What was the most shocking moment? Is Jack really the father of Amanda's baby, and where the heck has she been? What do you think happened to Victoria and Lydia? Will Charlotte survive? And, most importantly, where has Mrs. David Clarke been hiding all this time? And who should play her?

'Revenge' Season 1 finale: Emily VanCamp and Gabriel Mann drop a few clues

(5/23/12) What will be the biggest punishment endured by the characters on "Revenge" after Wednesday's season finale?

"I can only hope that some of us sort of learn our lessons and realize that treating people this way will ultimately lead to somebody dying," star Christa Allen tells Zap2It Sunday (May 20) at ABC's international upfront. She joined her fellow cast members on the red carpet as they celebrated the series' renewal and offered a whatever clues the could for the end of the first season.

"So many things happen, there's almost literally a cliffhanger for all of our characters," Gabriel Mann says, stressing that the final hour will demonstrate "the importance of picking up the phone when somebody calls."

Added the show's lead, Emily VanCamp, "There's so many possibilities. You're wondering where these people are going to be. ... It's a really, moving episode. It's dramatic; it's an epic, solid revenge."

ABC announced last week that "Revenge" would be returning in the fall, moving to the 9 p.m. Sunday timeslot formerly occupied by "Desperate Housewives." The cast says they're honored by the positive reception of their show, particularly since they'd developed such resounding friendships already.

"It's kind of like high school, I feel like," Allen explains. "Every day, after work, it's like, 'So you want to go out to eat? You want to see a movie?'"

Sentimental camaraderie aside, the group did admit they'd often thought about the act of vengeance in their own lives, some more actively seeking it than others.

"It never works out that well," observes star Nick Weschler. "I play a sport, and once there was a dude who cheated. I thought, 'He's gonna pay,' and ... I got greedy for revenge. I punished him the whole game and we had two minutes left and my team was ruining him. I was ruining him, lighting him up the whole game. And in the final two minutes, I was just like, 'I'm gonna get in his face, just to show that f***er,' and then I broke my nose. ... Revenge is futile."

The rest of the cast concurs. As Connor Paolo puts it, "Someone will break your nose."

The "Revenge" season finale airs at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday on ABC.

Cast Shares Six Teases for the Season Finale: "Every Character is Tested"

(5/23/12) Murder, blackmail, drug use, infidelity, theft — the first season of Revenge has had it all. But will the primetime soap be able to up the ante for season finale (Wednesday at 10/9c on ABC)? For star Josh Bowman, that's a silly question.

"There's death, there's possible breakups. Everything is tested — every relationship and character," Bowman tells TVGuide.com. "There are about four episodes crammed into one. It's amazing."

So what else is in store for Emily (Emily VanCamp), the Graysons and their friends, enemies and frenemies during the freshman soap's final hurrah? Find out below:

1. Emily is prepared to kill for what she wants. She's had red Sharpie on her fingers all season, but will Emily take her revenge to the next stage and get some blood on her hands? (Perhaps the blood of the White-Haired Man?) "It's a big possibility. She's certainly prepared for it, but nothing ever goes as planned on Revenge," VanCamp says. "She's had some great moments with Jack and has had a lot of thinking to do. There's some epic decisions being made, but so many things come in and change the course of things in the finale. ... She'll find some resolve and then it all falls a part in front of her."

Emily sure looks poised to kill in this sneak peek from the season finale: Video.

2. Is this the end for Emily and Daniel? After sharing a tough loss — R.I.P. Sammy! — Emily and Jack shared a long-awaited kiss that had fans cheering and nosy Ashley plotting. Will she tell Daniel what happened? Or will Emily do the honors? "Daniel is pretty broken by the end of it," Bowman says. But no matter what happens between the two, Bowman is doubtful that Daniel will be completely clued in anytime in the near future. "If Daniel figures out what this situation is, then what?" he says. "I don't think Daniel will ever find out until whatever season we go up to."

3. Will Jack find out the truth about Emily? No offense to the cute pooch, but why else would Emily be so broken up about Sammy's death unless she was the real Amanda? Jack's got to put two and two together eventually, right? "We keep getting right up to it, and we flirt with the idea ... and he never quite finds it out," Nick Wechsler says. "But watch that finale because maybe he finds out. I definitely want that to happen. That would open a lot of doors for a whole lot of other drama."

4. Daniel hasn't crossed the point of no return. Daniel is now well aware of his parents' many bad deeds, but has he crossed a line he can't come back from? "This is Revenge, everyone can come back from something, especially with my side of the family," Bowman says. "There's money involved, there's bribery, there's deceit, there's lies. Everyone can buy their way out of something or lie their way out of something. There's going to be so many twists and turns throughout the whole series. I've gone from good to the dark side, Charlotte's gone from good to being an addict. There will be other villains coming in and out of the show, I'm sure."

5. Who is the former Mrs. Clarke? Everybody knows it takes a daddy and a mommy to make a baby, so why did it take almost 20 episodes for Emily's mom to even be mentioned? "That's a Mike Kelley question," VanCamp says, referring to the show's creator. "I can't answer it. I don't want to say too much." Because this is Revenge, we're going to assume that non-answer indicates there's something else going on — but what?

6. It's going to be a long summer. Just like his character, Conrad, Henry Czerny is very good at keeping secrets, but he promises the finale won't disappoint. "As intriguing and shocking as the pilot was... the final episode in Season 1 will give you that kind of satisfaction and frustration and curiosity times 20."

We Hear...

(5/19/12) That celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, with Armani Exchange, will unveil Shields’ latest exhibition, “Mouthful” — with works featuring Hollywood’s Emily VanCamp, Emma Roberts, Leven Rambin and Zachary Quinto — during a private event today in LA, with proceeds supporting the Love Is Louder foundation.

2012 Teen Choice Award Nominations

(5/18/12) The 2012 Teen Choice Awards will air live July 22 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

TV Show: Drama
• Bones
• Gossip Girl
• Pretty Little Liars
• Revenge
• Touch

TV Actress: Drama
• Emily Deschanel, Bones
• Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ringer
• Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
• Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl
• Emily VanCamp, Revenge

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 16, 2012

(5/17/12) "American Idol" scored its biggest audience in more than a month on Wednesday night, leading FOX to a sizable ratings win. The two-hour season finale of "Criminal Minds" also pulled in strong ratings for CBS.

The news wasn't as good for ABC. Its comedy lineup was down from last week, with the finale of "Suburgatory" drawing some of its worst ratings of the season. "Modern Family" was down some too, and at 10 o'clock "Revenge" took a slight dip from last week.

FOX easily led the night with 17.3 million viewers and a 10.3 rating/17 share in households. CBS was the best of the rest with 10.4 million viewers and a 6.5/11. ABC (6.6 million, 4.3/7) came in third, followed by NBC (4.5 million, 3.1/5). The CW drew 950,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.

FOX also dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 4.8 rating, finishing way ahead of CBS' 2.7. ABC took third with a 2.3, while NBC averaged 1.3 and The CW 0.4.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (16 million viewers, 9.6/16 households)
ABC: "The Middle" (6.5 million, 4.1/7)/"Suburgatory" season finale (5.4 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" - two episodes (5.25 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: "Mike & Molly" rerun (4.45 million, 2.9/5)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (800,000, 0.6/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.4)

9 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (18.6 million, 10.9/17)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" season finale (12.6 million, 7.8/12)
ABC: "Modern Family" (9.3 million, 5.7/9)/"Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" (4.8 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (2.8 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (1.1 million, 0.8/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (5.2)

10 p.m.
CBS: "Criminal Minds" season finale (14.3 million, 8.9/14)
ABC: "Revenge" (6.85 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (5.5 million, 3.8/6)
18-49 leader: "Criminal Minds" (3.8)

Revenge Stars Tease "Major Explosion" in "Insane" Season Finale!

(5/16/12) (Video1) Tick-tock, tick-tock!

The countdown to Revenge's highly anticipated season finale is officially on, people! The ABC hit series is closing out its breakout first season with "a major explosion" and a possible shift in the hot love triangle between Emily (Emily VanCamp), Daniel (Josh Bowman) and Jack (Nick Wechsler)! Plus, what final trick does Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) have up her sleeve?

So what can fans expect from Revenge's finale next week? And which guy will Emily be sharing "a beautiful moment" with in tonight's episode? We chatted with Emily, Josh and Madeleine at the EW/ABC upfront party to get all the scoop...

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"Oh my god, so much happens!" Emily teases of the finale. "It was like multiple cliffhangers. We read the script and our jaws were all dropping in the read-through. It was insane."

Madeleine adds, "I think the audience is going to be in for quite a shock. Let's just say there's going to be a major explosion!"

By now we all know there's a major death in the finale, one that Josh admits he was shocked by but at the same time says, "Nothing surprises us anymore on the show. If it was me dying, I would've been like, 'All right, I had a good season. It's been fun!' Mike [Kelley] is so good at keeping us as actors on the cusp of what's happening."

Emily teases, "There's a really good fight coming up in the last episode, which I had a lot of fun with." So who might Emily be battling in the final two episodes? Why, the man that killed her father, of course!! "The white-haired man is in town, and he's become a villain not to reckon with," she says ominously. "I mean, he's really, really great, a wonderful character, and I hope he comes back as a villain because he's great."

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As for tonight's episode? Emily teases that it should make fans rooting for Emily to be with Jack very happy. "We have a beautiful moment between Emily and Jack that's born out of tragedy and grief but is really beautiful," she tells us. "[It's] one of my favorite moments of the season, to be honest, and I think probably one of the moments that people have been looking forward to the most."

So will Emily be marrying Jack in the flash-forward to Emily's wedding that will kick off season two that Kelley told us about? "I don't know. I don't know if I would trust what Mike Kelley says about that wedding," Emily tells us. "He brings it up a lot, but I don't know. Nothing is ever as it seems, and I think that things always change!" As for Bowman, he has no idea either, saying, "I don't know who that's to!"

Finally, Madeleine teases that Victoria isn't done causing mayhem yet and may just be saving the best for last. "Her final action at the end of the season finale is a chance for her to make up for everything she's done, and it goes very awry," she says. So what's Lady Grayson's end game then? "There are multiple end games," Madeleine explains. "I think she's very Lady Macbeth in a sense that she's very driven and she's very ambitious and she wants to protect her family, but she also wants her to redeem herself."

To hear more from Emily, Josh and Madeleine, including their thoughts on moving to Sunday at 9 p.m. next fall, watch our interviews with them above! Then head on down to the comments to get your Revenge speculation on: Who's dying? Who will Emily choose?

'Revenge' Season 2: Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe move to Sunday with fewer repeats

(5/15/12) "Revenge" is the kind of edge-of-your-seat, suspense-driven drama that doesn't lend itself to extended breaks. The first season was split up by several much-too-long hiatuses, giving an otherwise brilliant season some unfortunate pacing problems.

Next year, ABC plans to air the show with fewer repeats. During his announcement of the Fall 2012 schedule on Tuesday morning, ABC TV president Paul Lee told the media that he intended to find a way to broadcast "Revenge" in a more continuous block next season.

"The intention is to have 'Revenge' absolutely do 22 episodes," he says. First of all, he intends to stagger the fall premieres so that each show can get a strong promotional push, a technique typically used by cable networks. "So stagger your launches, make sure you have room to do it, make sure you can throw a network behind it and support it, and not have as much clutter on your own network as you launch," Lee explains. "I think certainly you're not going to see as many repeats as you did last year."

As for the somewhat surprising relocation of "Revenge" out of its 10 p.m. Wednesday slot into Sundays at 9 p.m., Lee says it's a move designed only to bring more attention to the show, which will now air after "Once Upon a Time."

"That's moving to the highest night, on Sunday," he says. "It's got a fabulous drama lead-in. We had a very successful drama season last year, and this is a show our audiences love... We're desigining it as a win-win for 'Nashville' and 'Revenge.'"

We've got to admit, there's something to be said for Lana Parilla's evil queen Regina and Madeleine Stowe's evil mom Victoria going back-to-back on Sundays. There's serious marketing potential in that double-punch.

ABC's Fall Schedule: Revenge to Sundays; TGIF Comedy Block Returns

(5/15/12) ABC is moving Revenge to Sunday's coveted 9/8c timeslot, previously occupied by Desperate Housewives. It will serve as a lead-in to new drama 666 Park Avenue.

Also of note: The network is reviving its TGIF comedy block, pairing Tim Allen's Last Man Standing with Reba McEntire's new series Malibu Country.

Dancing with the Stars, which will feature an All-Stars cast next season, sticks to its Monday/Tuesday schedule, but Tuesday's results show will move up from 9/8c to 8/7c, where it will face off against The Voice's results show. When Dancing's season wraps, Tuesdays will host four back-to-back comedies: new shows How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) and The Family Tools, and returning favorites Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.

New comedy The Neighbors will get the post-Modern Family on Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c, leading into Connie Britton's new drama Nashville. Shawn Ryan's new series Last Resort will lead off Thursday nights at 8/7c.

New series Mistresses, Red Widow, Zero Hour, and veterans Body of Proof and Wife Swap are on tap for midseason.

Check out the full schedule below:

Monday
8/7c: Dancing with the Stars
10/9c: Castle

(In January)
8/7c: The Bachelor

Tuesday
8/7c: Dancing with the Stars Results Show
9/8c: Happy Endings
9:30/8:30c: Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
10/9c: Private Practice

(In January)
8/7c: How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (New)
8:30/7:30c: The Family Tools (New)

Wednesday
8/7c: The Middle
8:30/7:30c: Suburgatory
9/8c: Modern Family
9:30/8:30c: The Neighbors (New)
10/9c: Nashville (New)

Thursday
8/7c: Last Resort (New)
9/8c: Grey's Anatomy
10/9c: Scandal

Friday
8/7c: Shark Tank
9/8c: Primetime: What Would You Do?
10/9c: 20/20

(In November)
8/7c: Last Man Standing
8:30/7:30c: Malibu Country (New)
9/8c: Shark Tank
10/9c: Primetime: What Would You Do?

Saturday
8/7c: Saturday Night College Football

Sunday
7/6c: America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00/7:00c: Once Upon a Time
9/8c: Revenge
10/9c: 666 Park Avenue (New)

ABC Confirms Dancing All-Stars; Calls Sunday Lineup "A Battle Between Good and Evil"

(5/15/12) It's official: Dancing With the Stars All-Stars is coming. For the show's 15th season, fan favorites from the past 14 seasons will compete for the chance to take the Dancing title, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters about the network's fall schedule.

The All-Stars edition is currently in the midst of casting and Lee wouldn't comment on specific contestants the network is hoping to bring back.

Dancing's results show will move up to 8/7c on Tuesdays, to make way for "an edgy, sophisticated, incredibly inappropriate comedy block," consisting of Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. After Dancing wraps in January, the comedy block with expand to include How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (a title Lee refers to as "our highest-testing title of the year") and The Family Tools.

As for Revenge's move from Wednesdays to Sundays, following Once Upon a Time, Lee said, "Both have real cinematic ambition. They're going to be a great pairing."

Lee also has high hopes for new drama series 666 Park Avenue, which is positioned at 10/9c after Revenge. "This show is as delicious as its lead-in. It has a fabulous cast and a real dark twist to it... Sunday night will be a battle between good and evil from 8 until 11."

Nashville, starring Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton, will take over Revenge's Wednesday slot — a move Lee calls a "win" for both shows.

In November, the network wants to resurrect TGIF, turning Fridays into "a destination for broad family entertainment." The comedy block — featuring Tim Allen's Last Man Standing and Reba McEntire's new series Malibu Country — will be followed by Shark Tank, a show Lee says the network was "very patient with."

"I seem to remember Jimmy Kimmel taking cracks at me for it last year, but it has become a huge asset for us. People love it, families watch it together. We think it's really an anchor for our Friday night."

Lee is confident that midseason newcomer Zero Hour will be a "crowd-pleaser," comparing it to The Da Vinci Code. It marks Anthony Edwards first prime-time series since leaving ER 10 years ago. Mistresses and Red Widow will also debut midseason.

Who do you want to join Dancing with the Stars All-Stars? Are you looking forward to ABC's new fall lineup?

'Revenge' plus six other ABC shows officially renewed for 2012-13 season

(5/10/12) It's network upfronts season and the pick-ups just keep on coming. ABC has now officially renewed freshmen shows "Once Upon a Time," "Suburgatory" and "Revenge" for a second season and returning shows "Modern Family," "Grey's Anatomy," "The Middle" and "Castle" for the 2012-13 television season.

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 9, 2012

(5/10/12) The Final Four on "American Idol" didn't pull in quite as big an audience as the Top Five did last week, but FOX still won Wednesday's ratings by a wide margin. "Modern Family" and the season finale of "CSI" both improved on last week's numbers, and "Revenge's" flashback episode was up a tick in adults 18-49.

FOX grabbed 16.1 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/16 share in households, beating second-place CBS (10.6 million, 6.6/11) by more than 5 million viewers. ABC (7.1 million, 4.6/7) took third. NBC came in fourth with 4.95 million viewers and a 3.3/5. The CW finished with just under a million viewers and a 0.7/1.

FOX also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.4 rating, down slightly from last week's 4.6. CBS was the best of the rest with a 2.7, followed by ABC's 2.5 NBC averaged 1.3 in the demo and The CW 0.4.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (14.9 million viewers, 9.1/15 households)
CBS: "Survivor: One World" (9.7 million, 5.9/10)
ABC: "The Middle" (6.6 million, 4.3/7)/"Suburgatory" (6 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" - two episodes (5.5 million, 3.5/6)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (920,000, 0.6/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.0)

9 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (17.25 million, 10.4/16)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" (11.5 million, 7.3/11)
ABC: "Modern Family" (10.4 million, 6.4/10)/"Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" (6 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (3.65 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (1.05 million, 0.7/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.8)

10 p.m.
CBS: "CSI" season finale (10.6 million, 6.7/11)
ABC: "Revenge" (7 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (5.7 million, 4.0/7)
18-49 leader: "CSI" (2.4)

ABC tries social network experiment with 'Revenge'

(5/10/12) ABC and Yahoo will experiment on the season's last two episodes of "Revenge" with a smartphone and tablet application designed to encourage more people to watch television live.

There's an enticement, too. People who download and click onto the "Into Now" application during the May 16 and 23 showings of "Revenge" become eligible for a free summer trip to New York's Hamptons beach area, where the drama's story is based.

The companies are trying to take advantage of the growing trend of multiscreen use, or people who spend time on their phones or iPads while the TV is on. Yahoo's "Into Now" app tries to make all of that easier.

"The world changed dramatically with all the smartphones and tablets," said Adam Cahan, vice president of "Into Now." ''People are multitasking while they are watching TV. We came up with a way of connecting that community."

When used, the app can identify what show a viewer is watching and immediately spot Facebook friends who are doing the same thing, Cahan said. It taps into Twitter feeds about the show, including those from actors and producers. Trivia and other details about the show are also readily available, he said.

"We know the finale is going to be big," said Victoria Chew, vice president of strategic marketing partnerships at ABC. "We know the story lines are going to be things that the fans are going to buzz about and talk about when it's over. We wanted to encourage fans to watch it live."

While most television is still viewed live, the rapid growth of digital video recorders usage and video on demand means many more fans are watching programs later than when they are aired on TV, and networks have a harder time measuring this viewership. It is considered a factor in a major ratings slump at the networks this spring.

The Nielsen company estimated that 44 percent of all U.S. homes with TVs had DVRs in April, up from 19 percent in September 2007. Nielsen said 8 percent of all TV viewing is now material recorded on DVRs.

So, for ABC other networks, anything that might encourage live viewing is considered worth a try. ABC is examining partnerships with companies that have technology similar to "Into Now," but it has no other agreements set, Chew said.

"We're really interested in learning more about the second screen-experience," she said.

For "Into Now," the ABC deal also provides an important marketing boost as it tries to establish itself in a growing marketplace.

Hollywood Names Its Brightest Young Stars!

(5/7/12) The 33rd Annual Young Artist Awards were given out to Hollywood's up-and-comers this past weekend, and several ABC Daytimers were recognized! GENERAL HOSPITAL's Haley Pullos (Molly) took home two awards! She was named the winner in the Guest Starring Young Actress 11-13 category for her appearance on HOUSE, as well as for the Best Performance In A Daytime TV Series. ALL MY CHILDREN's Danielle Parker (Emma) won for the same title in the 10 And Under category.

For the young men, ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Andrew Trischitta (Jack) and Austin Williams (Shane) tied for Best Performance In A Daytime TV Series, while ALL MY CHILDREN's Tate Berney (AJ) tied THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Robbie Tucker (Fen) in the 12 And Under category.

AMC alum Emily Alyn Lind (Emma) won the Best Performance In A TV Series by a Recurring Young Actress 10 And Under for her role on REVENGE, while Y&R grad Erin Sanders (ex-Eden) was named in the Recurring Actress 17-21 category for her part on Nickelodeon's BIG TIME RUSH.

Emily VanCamp Doesn't Want to Date a Stoner

(5/6/12) On Revenge, Emily VanCamp's character, Emily Thorne, is involved with a preppy, wealthy polo-player. But what's her real-life type?

"I'll tell you one thing I don't want," the actress tells Lucky for its June issue (out May 8). "A guy who sits around and plays video games and smokes pot."

VanCamp does reveal she's attracted to a paternal kind of guy. "I think women look for that quality in a man of being a good dad whether they're immediately wanting to be a parent or not," she says. "It's important to me that a man is good at taking care of people."

And if any non-stoner, potential dads-of-the-year are interested, they should know that VanCamp, whose soapy drama is a hit for ABC, is now firmly in paparazzi crosshairs.

"It's so great to have all this stuff happen to you," of her show's success. "But you know, to all of a sudden have photographers snapping photos of you, it's a big change."

She continues: "You know, I see pictures of myself I had no idea were being taken. I'm generally very aware of what's going on around me, and I really don't know where they hide."

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

(5/3/12) "American Idol" held onto its place at the top of the ratings Wednesday, rising a little in viewers and coming in even among adults 18-40 compared to last week's performance show. ABC's comedy block was off slightly, with "Modern Family," "The Middle" and "Suburgatory" all coming in below average. "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," however, improved some on last week, which had a rerun lead-in.

CBS' dramas were also off a little from their most recent originals, but "Law & Order: SVU" improved slightly. And once again, a repeat of "The L.A. Complex" on The CW drew a bigger audience than its initial airing on Tuesday.

FOX drew 16.3 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/16 share in households for the night, beating CBS (10.1 million, 6.4/10) by a wide margin. ABC came in third with 7.1 million viewers and a 4.6/7. NBC (5.2 million, 3.5/6) finished fourth, while The CW finished with about 950,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.

In the 18-49 demographic, FOX's 4.6 rating was two points better than CBS' 2.6. ABC came in third with a 2.4, followed by NBC, 1.4, and The CW, 0.3.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (15.5 million viewers, 9.6/16 households)
CBS: "Survivor: One World" (9.2 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "The Middle" (6.6 million, 4.2/7)/"Suburgatory" (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" - two episodes (5 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: "The L.A. Complex" rerun (857,000, 0.6/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.4)

9 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (17.1 million, 10.4/16)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" (11.4 million, 7.3/11)
ABC: "Modern Family" (9.95 million, 6.0/9)/"Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" (5.85 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (4.2 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (1.05 million, 0.8/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.8)

10 p.m.
CBS: "CSI" (9.7 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: "Revenge" (7.1 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (6.45 million, 4.5/7)
18-49 leader: "CSI" (2.3)

Daniel Grayson is released from prison but not without fanfare

(5/1/12) In last week's episode of "Revenge," Daniel (Josh Bowman) was deemed not guilty of murdering his friend Tyler. This week, we'll see him finally return home to Grayson manor -- but not without a considerable amount of unwanted attention. As stated in the clip below, when Emily (Emily VanCamp) goes to get him from the prison, the word "murderer" is painted on her car.

Whether the vandal is referring to Emily or to Daniel, we don't know, but it doesn't end there. "Occupy Daniel" trends on Twitter, and the anger from the disenfranchised begins to eat away at Daniel's reputation even further. In order to smooth things over with the public, the Graysons see fit to have Daniel to an interview with a news magazine show.

The reporter, played by Cynthia McFadden, gets straight to the point. "Just for the record, did you murder Tyler Barrow?" she asks.

The media-trained Daniel has a well-rehearsed answer. "Tyler threatened my whole family. We struggled for control of the gun, it went off, and the next thing I knew I was knocked out by the guy who finished the job." He refers, of course, to Lee Moran, who "confessed" to the murder. "The truth is, I'll never know exactly what happened between Lee and Tyler on that beach. I only know how it ended."

Ultimately, the interview may serve to endear Daniel to the public -- but there's always a twist on this show. Tune in on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. EST to find out what it is this time. (Video)

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

(4/26/12) "American Idol's" performance show Wednesday mostly held steady this week, easily winning the night of FOX in both the 18-49 demographic and overall viewers. ABC's "Don't Trust the B--- in Apt. 23," meanwhile, fell quite a bit in its third week.

"Revenge" was also down a bit this week for ABC, though it won the most viewers and the 18-49 demo in its time slot.

FOX brought in 16.48 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/16 share in households for the night. CBS was a much more distant second place with 7.9 million (5.1/8). ABC came in third with 5.6 million viewers (3.7/6), while NBC (4.8 million, 3.2/5) finished fourth. The CW trailed with 908,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

FOX dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 4.6 rating. CBS finished second with a 1.9, narrowly edging out ABC, which had a 1.8. NBC got a 1.2, and The CW finished with a 0.4.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (15.66 million viewers, 9.5/16 households)
CBS: "Survivor: One World" (9.5 million, 5.7/10)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (4.9 million, 3.2/5)/"Suburgatory" rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (5.8 million, 3.6/6)/"Best Friends Forever" (2.7 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "The L.A. Complex" rerun (721,000, 0.5/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.3)

9 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (17.3 million, 10.4/16)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (7.6 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (5.8 million, 3.6/6)/"Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" (4.88 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (3.8 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (1.1 million, 0.8/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.9)

10 p.m.
ABC: "Revenge" (6.8 million, 4.6/8)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (6.65 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (6.4 million, 4.4/7)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (2.0)

Emily's manipulation brings Daniel's dark side back to the surface

(4/24/12) This week's episode of "Revenge" time-jumps ahead several months to Daniel's December murder trial -- and a lot has happened to our Hamptons favorites in the interim months. The time at home hasn't been good to Daniel, and when we find him again this week, he's suspicious of Emily, he's drinking again, and he decides that lurking creepily is a good reason to break the conditions of his house arrest.

Seeing Daniel get violent with Emily is jarring to viewers -- particularly when we think back on the pilot and the guy we first met on the boat. He'd had his dark days, yes, but he seemed to be getting his life together when Emily entered the picture. After falling for her, his entire world came crashing down.

She's manipulated him and lied to him, and now he's lashing out at her -- looks like these two may be just plain bad news for each other.

And then there's Jack Porter, who Emily obviously has genuine feelings for. When we reconvene with him, Jack's been away from Long Island -- and away from his brother -- for an extended period of time... but he hasn't gotten rid of his bloody hoodie from the beach. He's still determined to protect Amanda, even if that means incriminating himself.

His devotion to her is impressive, if misguided. Would he love Emily as unconditionally if she came clean about their history? Video.

Sneak Peek: Watch the Scene That'll Change Daniel and Emily's Relationship Forever!

(4/24/12) OMG.

That's all we have to say about watching this sneak peek of Wednesday's episode of Revenge. Sure, the show has a lot of OMG moments, but this one...well, it's a different kind of OMG.

Daniel (Joshua Bowman) lovers, you may want to take a breath before viewing this clip because it shows off a pretty nasty side of the Grayson golden boy. So what does he do to Emily (Emily VanCamp) that has her possibly crossing over to Team Jack (Nick Wechsler)...forever?

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Emily enters her house to see Daniel waiting there for her...which is obviously a bad idea considering his being there is violating the terms of his house arrest.

Daniel begins to question Emily about all of her suspicious behavior, the phone calls and random outings, saying, "Maybe my mom was right about you. Maybe Tyler was, too." Ouch! He then accuses her of having an affair with Jack. "I saw you yesterday with Jack. Is that where you went, to see him?" he questions. (Sure Daniel, she is having an affair. Not with Jack, but with her revengenda!)

But wait, it gets worse! When Emily tries to calm Daniel down, he pushes her away. Hard. When he tries to apologize, a police team comes in to apprehend him. Yikes!

Are you shocked by Daniel's behavior in this sneak peek? What do you think Emily will do?

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

(4/19/12) "American Idol's" performance show Wednesday was pretty steady compared to last week, rising slightly in viewers but dropping a couple tenths of a point in adults 18-49. Even with the demographic slide, FOX still easily won the night in all measures.

ABC's "Don't Trust the B--- in Apt. 23," meanwhile, turned in a decent performance in its second week, falling only a little bit from its premiere. "Revenge" also returned to ABC with decent numbers.

FOX brought in 16.5 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/16 share in households for the night, more than doubling the viewership of second-place CBS (7.9 million, 5.0/8). ABC came in third with just over 7 million viewers and a 4.5/7. NBC (4.4 million, 2.9/5) finished fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.25 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

FOX also dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 4.7 rating. ABC was the best of the rest at 2.4, followed by CBS at 2.0. NBC posted a 1.2 and The CW a 0.5.

Wednesday hour by hour:
8 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (15.9 million viewers, 9.7/16 households)
CBS: "Survivor: One World" (9.4 million, 5.7/9)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (4.7 million, 3.0/5)/"Suburgatory" (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (6.2 million, 3.8/6)/"Best Friends Forever" (3.15 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.1 million, 0.8/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.6)

9 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (17.05 million, 10.2/16)
ABC: "Modern Family" (10.1 million, 6.1/9)/"Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" (6.6 million, 4.2/6)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (7.5 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (1.35 million, 0.9/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.8)

10 p.m.
ABC: "Revenge" (7.6 million, 5.1/9)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (6.7 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (5.7 million, 3.9/6)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (2.3)

Revenge Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know Before Tonight's Return...and What's to Come!

(4/18/12) Break out your red Sharpies: Revenge is back! Finally!

It's been a long and cold seven-week hiatus for fans of the ABC hit drama (including us!), but we persevered and made it through these dark days. As a reward, we're being treated to an all-new episode of Revenge tonight, and it's safe to say Emily (Emily VanCamp) & Co. haven't gotten any less dramatic (or delicious) since we last saw them way back in February.

In case your memory is a little foggy, we've put together a handy-dandy cheat sheet. Plus, we've got scoop from creator Mike Kelley and the cast on what to expect from the rest of the season!

Emily Thorne (VanCamp): Oh, Emily. We're pretty sure you never intended for things to get this, well, twisted, when you decided to get your revenge on at the Hamptons. Last we saw, Emily had, for the first time, completely lost her cool as mentor Takeda set her fiancé Daniel up to take the fall for Tyler's murder. The only way she can save Daniel? By throwing her childhood love Jack under the Grayson bus.

Fans can definitely expect to see the love triangle heat up, Kelley tells us: "The reason that we exited Amanda (Margarite Levieva) is in service of the triangle." VanCamp takes it even one step further, teasing, "Something happens in a few episodes that really changes Emily's mind. Her mind is changed almost permanently, I would imagine, from a decision that is made by one of these characters…I think the audience might change their minds a little bit as well."

Daniel Grayson (Joshua Bowman): See that face in the picture above? It's currently sitting (very) pretty in jail for the murder of Tyler. Yeah, he's totally screwed, especially considering that the pro-Occupy Wall Street judge denied bail and is using Daniel to set an example. When we chatted with Mike Kelley, he told us we'll be seeing "a much darker side" of the Grayson golden boy very soon. But don't worry, Daniel fans! Bowman says, "There may be some redemption for Daniel at the end of the season."

"We resolve that way before we get to the end of the season and where this is really driving is toward...oh boy, I always struggle with what to give away," Kelley says of the murder trial.

"It's all heading toward the larger reason that Emily came back to the Hamptons. We're getting away from the murder on the beach and by the time we get to the end of the season we're going to be in the larger mythology."

Jack Porter (Nick Wechsler): Look up "fool for love" in the dictionary and we guarantee you'll find a picture of Jack. The bartender left a trail of DNA at the crime scene after telling Amanda (Levieva) to run when he stumbled upon her with the gun. Now that Amanda has gone MIA, Jack is determined to find her while the Graysons are determined to pin Tyler's murder on him. Their key witness? His brother Declan (Connor Paolo)! "You won't learn exactly what happens to Amanda until the end of the season," Kelley teases.

"He's pretty screwed," Kelley says of Jack. "Don't worry. He'll have Emily on his side. You'll want Emily on your side when you're screwed."

Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe): Is the Hamptons' resident Ice Queen starting to thaw? Not a chance! Desperate to get her son out of jail, Victoria will go to some pretty drastic lengths to secure Daniel's long-term safety. As for her estranged husband, Conrad (Henry Czerny), Victoria was seen holding an SEC card, ready to use it if necessary to report some illicit business activity. Fans can also look forward to the debut of a new love interest, played by James Purefoy, to shed some light on Victoria's past.

Of Victoria's upcoming bad behavior, Stowe says, "I'm going to do something pretty shocking to help my son Daniel that is so morally objectionable, the audience will really have to stop and think about it and struggle with it...I can tell you that I will do anything, and I do mean anything, for my son." Yikes!

Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann): The double polo wearin', witty one-liner wieldin' billionaire is finally back in our lives! Wheeee! Too bad Emily's revenge sidekick isn't exactly on her good side after learning he was working with Takeda behind her back. He also tried, yet again, to protect Jack by telling him to get the hell out of Dodge, but was, yet again, unsuccessful.

As for what's coming up between partners-in-crime Nolan and Emily, Kelley says, "We're going to get into that sort of family feeling between the two of them. They're kind of a weird brother-sister to me and that is by design. David Clarke was his father figure really."

Charlotte Grayson (Christa B. Allen): Homegirl is a bit of a mess and by bit of a mess we mean a total mess. After learning that David Clarke (Emily's father who was sent to prison by the Graysons and labeled a terrorist in the process) is her real father, Charlotte turned to pills to help her cope. Boyfriend Declan tried to help, but what does a 17-year-old kid really know about addiction? Expect the young couple to head off to prep school together...and most likely Splitsville after Declan's testimony in the murder trial.

Revenge returns tonight at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Are you excited for Revenge's return? What do you think will happen to Daniel and Jack?

Revenge Star Christa Allen: Get Ready for 'Explosive Scenes'

(4/18/12) Fans are not the only ones eager to find out what happens on Revenge – the stars of the juicy drama get just as excited.

"So much can happen in an episode. At this point I've resorted to flipping to the very last scene the minute I get the script to see where [my character Charlotte Grayson] is going to end up," actress Christa Allen told PEOPLE recently while on break from filming.

Allen admits the nature of the primetime soap opera means that any character could "fly off the handle and become the enemy of any other character," but she calls the cast a "family."

"I don't know how I would do it without them," she said. "Every single person on the cast just has so much love for one another."

The cast is known to play dodgeball, attend concerts together and recently planned to celebrate the 24th birthday of Joshua Bowman, who plays Daniel Grayson, at the home of costar Emily VanCamp, according to Allen.

Even Allen's most frequent on-screen advisory – her character's mother, Victoria (played by Madeleine Stowe) – has taken on a "motherly role with me."

"She always have a little golden nugget of advice to offer up," she said of Stowe. "From fashion on the red carpet to the way we deal with things on set, she's given me tidbits that make the day easier to get through."

Allen teases that there are twists and turns to come as the cast members' characters continue to piece together what happened on the night con artist Tyler Barrol (Ashton Holmes) was shot.

"We're starting to put the pieces of the puzzle together and we have these big explosive scenes," she said. "I feel like the Graysons should just stop hosting dinners at their place. Something horrible always happens."

10 Revenge Burning Questions: Does Daniel Suspect Emily? Where the Heck Is Amanda?

(4/17/12) Revenge is a stony — and as it turns out, mighty windy — path. It's been almost two whole months since viewers last followed Emily Thorne and her elaborate reveng-enda. Since our last visit to Southampton, Daniel has been thrown in jail for murdering Tyler, Victoria and Conrad are divorced but back under the same roof, Ashley is showing her true colors — two-faced villain looks really good on her, no? — and Charlotte has developed quite an unflattering drug habit.

But before we can even start to guess what's next, it's time to look back at where the ABC drama left off and the biggest burning questions in need of answers.

1. Does Daniel suspect Emily? It remains to be seen if he still trusts his fiancée after Tyler's show-and-tell of the Grayson Global group photo that Emily used to keep track of her victims. (Note to future vengeance-fueled folk: Next time maybe come up with something less obvious than drawing a red "X" on people's faces). Daniel seemed to take Emily's side when he first asked her about the hole in her floorboards, but even so, there must be something nagging at him that Tyler knew about the secret hiding place to begin with. To add insult to injury, Daniel was already suspicious of Emily when — just as mommy Grayson predicted — she refused to run away to Paris with him. It doesn't help that Daniel's going to have a lot of time to think while holed up in his maximum security cell at Riker's.

2. Where is the real Emily Thorne? Amanda was last seen running from the crime scene ... and into Takeda's car. So did Emily's old teacher squash the annoying distraction like a bug as he did with Tyler? Or is he training her to be Emily 2.0 now that Miss Thorne is distracted and has let her ultimate goal hit a few speed bumps. No matter where in the world is she is, we don't think she'll be gone for too long. As Nolan put it so eloquently, when everyone wants Amanda to go away "girlfriend keeps popping up like the homicidal stripper version of a Whack-a-Mole." So who's ready to play?

3. Does Amanda trust Emily? Before he died, Tyler did quite a bit of damage, including ratting out to Amanda that Emily blackmailed her for burning down Mason Treadwell's house. Amanda was easily swayed once, so will she come back still a devoted soldier in Emily's army (she did give her $500,000 and Jack told Amanda that Emily wanted them together) or will Amanda turn against her?

4. Speaking of, where is Takeda? It would nice to know where he is since a) he was the one who really killed Tyler b) he knows where Amanda is and c) he seems to really want to take Daniel down. But is it really just because Emily's feelings for Daniel are distracting her from her master plan or is there some other motivation?

5. How deep do Nolan's allegiances to Takeda lie? Color us paranoid, but knowing Nolan went behind Emily's back to disable the security cameras at the Fire & Ice Ball simply because Takeda, some guy he barely knows, asked him to, is a little fishy. Also, Nolan didn't think twice before jumping into bed with Tyler so what does that say about his judgment, and his commitment to protect Emily.

6. How much damage is Ashley capable of? This working girl has pretty much signed her life away to the Graysons, but few knew how far she was really willing to go to make a name for herself until Nolan discovered she was the one to leak the photos of Daniel at the crime scene on the beach. She also admitted to the Graysons' big city lawyer that she thought Daniel was the killer, so what's her prerogative? And what other damage has she possibly already done?

7. Will Charlotte keep her promise to Grandpa Grayson? Or will she accidentally — or maybe even purposefully — let it slip to someone outside the inner Grayson circle that David Clarke is her real father? Now that she's popping those prescription pills like there's no tomorrow, it's hard to tell what she'll do next.

8. What happened to Jack's bloody sweatshirt? Declan pledged to start taking care of his older brother, but it's unclear exactly what he did with the evidence. If that piece of apparel gets in the wrong hands, it now has both Porter brothers' fingerprints on it.

9. More importantly, what happened to Emily's revenge box? Emily showed Daniel a box in the floorboard, but it sure didn't look like the box. She buried it in the sand the night of the engagement party, but like so many secrets in Southampton, things tend to not stay buried for long. Could someone have stumbled on it? Or did someone possibly see her bury it and take it? Like maybe ... Takeda?

10. Who is Emily's mom? Almost nothing has been said about the former Mrs. David Clarke. On a show where everyone's dirty laundry has a way of coming out, it has to only be a matter of time before something juicy is revealed about Emily's biological mother, and perhaps why viewers have heard or seen didly squat about her thus far.

Revenge airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on ABC.

Tupper believed in 'Revenge'

(4/16/12) James Tupper plays a deceased victim of a tragic conspiracy on Revenge. Or does he?

"I was walking down the street the other day and someone yelled to me, 'You're not dead, are you?' " Tupper said with a laugh.

Dang, and we thought we were the only ones thinking that Tupper's character in Revenge -- which airs Wednesdays on ABC and Citytv -- at some point might be revealed to be alive. Apparently the speculation is everywhere.

But whether Tupper's character David Clarke exists in flashbacks or in living-and-breathing form, the veteran Canadian actor's role on the hit rookie drama is alive and well.

"I saw a little bit of what they'd shot in the beginning before I was hired, and I thought, 'This thing is going to be a hit,' " recalled Tupper, a native of Nova Scotia. "I've actually become prescient, like a fortune-teller.

"I told my whole family, and they were like, 'You're crazy, whatever.' And it is a hit. So now they come to me and ask, 'Is this show going to make it? Is that show going to make it?'

"But I really did think there was something special right off the bat with Revenge. There's not a bad actor on the series. Everybody's terrific."

Revenge stars another Canadian, Emily Van Camp, as Emily Thorne, a rich young woman who seems to have everything going for her when she moves to the Hamptons and meets the man of her dreams living right next door.

But only a few people know the truth: Emily Thorne's real name is Amanda Clarke, a.k.a. David Clarke's daughter. She's back in the Hamptons with meticulous plans to get even with the powerful clan -- primarily characters played by Henry Czerny and Madeleine Stowe -- that framed her late father for an act of terrorism he did not commit.

Tupper's character has existed only in flashbacks, to this point, anyway.

"I think the producers realized early on that they needed those flashbacks, both to the good times and the bad times, so viewers would understand why (David Clarke's daughter) is so determined," Tupper said.

"Otherwise, people might be saying, 'Why is she so cranky? Why is everyone acting this way?' When you understand what she lost, you understand her need for revenge. It justifies her anger."

It's interesting to notice when certain TV shows start to enter the wider pop-culture consciousness. Case in point, in a recent episode of 30 Rock, which airs Thursdays on NBC and Citytv, Jenna (Jane Krakowski) asked Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) if he knew anything about revenge.

"Well, The Bible says it's wrong," Kenneth replied. "But it's the surprise hit of the season on ABC, so I don't know."

A surprise to everyone but Tupper, that is.

"The story is complex, yes, but it's also accessible," Tupper said. "It's not so complex that you can't follow it. They walk that line really well."

James Tupper's character on Revenge is walking a line, too. It remains to be seen whether he really is one of the walking dead, or merely one of the walking wounded.

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, April 11, 2012

(4/12/12) ABC got decent premiere numbers Wednesday from its new comedy "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," which did a better-than-usual job of holding onto the audience from its lead-in, "Modern Family."

"American Idol," meanwhile, was fairly steady for FOX, dipping slightly in viewers compared to last week but improving on its adults 18-49 rating.

FOX led the night with 16.4 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/15 share in households. CBS (10.4 million, 6.5/10) came in second, a good distance ahead of ABC (6.9 million, 4.4/7). NBC posted 4.2 million viewers and a 2.8/4, while The CW managed only 1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.

"Idol" also gave FOX the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 4.9 rating. CBS scored a 2.6 in the demographic, beating out ABC's 2.4. NBC averaged 1.1 and The CW 0.4.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (15.6 million viewers, 9.4/15 households)
CBS: "Survivor: One World" (9.6 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: "The Middle" (7 million, 4.4/7)/"Suburgatory" (6.1 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (6.2 million, 3.8/6)/"Best Friends Forever" (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (945,000, 0.8/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.7)

9 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (17.1 million, 10.2/16)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" (11.8 million, 7.5/11)
ABC: "Modern Family" (10.25 million, 6.3/10)/"Don't Trust the B--- in Apt. 23" premiere (7 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (2.75 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (1 million, 0.7/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (5.1)

10 p.m.
CBS: "CSI" (9.8 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: "Revenge: From the Beginning" (5.6 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (5.4 million, 3.8/6)
18-49 leader: "CSI" (2.3)

Report: ABC Close to Renewing Grey's, Revenge, Once, Castle and More

(3/23/12) ABC is close to renewing nine shows for next season, TVLine reports.

According to the site, the shortlist includes Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, Castle, Happy Endings, The Middle, and freshmen hits Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Suburgatory and Last Man Standing. ABC is also still negotiating with original Grey's cast members Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Justin Chambers, Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson, whose contracts are up this year.

A rep for the network could not confirm the report.

The fates of Cougar Town, Private Practice, GCB and Missing have yet to be determined, the site says. Private Practice's future may depend on how well Shonda Rhimes' upcoming show, Scandal, performs in Practice's timeslot. The show premieres Thursday, April 5 at 10/9c.

On the flip side, Body of Proof, Pan Am and The River, which aired its finale this week, are unlikely to return. As previously reported, The River could possibly continue on Netflix.

Revenge Goes To Hogwarts?

(3/23/12) When Revenge returns in April, pill-popping rich girl Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) and her boyfriend Declan (Connor Paolo) will be enrolled as seniors at Collins Prep.

The actors admit they had visions of wizardry when they got their first look at their costumes: navy blazers, sweater vests and ties. All that was missing were capes and magic wands. "We were shooting in El Segundo High School while school was in session and the kids were like, 'What is this? Harry Potter?' recalls Christa. "It really does look like we're enrolled at Hogwarts."

And just like those Potter flicks, Connor teases, "by the time you see us in the school halls, some bad stuff is happening between us. It's a rather dark, contentious environment." Where's Dumbledore when you need him?

Revenge Scoop: Emily's Expanding Hit List, the Truth About Her Mom and Two Flashbacks

(3/12/12) Revenge hasn't been renewed for a second season yet, but that hasn't stopped series boss Mike Kelley and the rest of the writers from forging ahead with the next steps in Emily's revengenda.

"Obviously, we're going to end with a cliff-hanger," Kelley said Sunday at the show's PaleyFest panel, moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Debra Birnbaum.

Heading into the season finale, there will be new drama, new alliances, and "a lot more questions, so we have a great launching pad for Season 2," Kelley said. Although he knows a renewal is "not a guarantee," everyone is hopeful. Either way, a tentative plan is better than no plan at all, especially after the success the show has had with planning ahead (see also: the Labor Day weekend Fire & Ice Ball). "Flying blind is not as fun as knowing where you're going," Kelley said.

What else should fans should expect before the end of the year? Here are nine points ahead on Emily's twisty road to revenge:

1. Emily's waitressing days revealed. Kelley said that an entire upcoming episode will take place in 2002 at Lydia's New Year's Eve party, at which Emily served her future revenge targets (as seen in the photo Lydia found shortly before her disastrous fall). "We just thought it would be really terrific to do an entire episode... that takes place in 2002," Kelley said. "We get to bring back all of the people that [Emily's] taken down in Season 1." At the time of the party, Emily was still trying to grapple with all the information her father left her in his journals. "There's a really big event at the New Year's Eve party and its really sort of solidifies what her father has been telling her in these journals," she said. Producers will push the clock back even further when the show flashes back to when Victoria first met David Clarke back in 1990.

2. And what about the original Mrs. David Clarke? Very little is known about Emily's mom, but new information will slowly surface later this season. "We'll find out certainly more about what happened to her mother," Kelley said. "It's really exciting and it's all ... leading towards a lot more story if we get a Season 2." Could the mysterious woman in question make an appearance, whether it be in present time or a flashback? "I think it'd be great to see her mother," Kelley teased. There's even the possibility that David Clarke may not really be dead. When asked, Kelley said "My answer is...," before a taking a sip of water. If David comes back from the dead, Kelley said it wouldn't happen until Season 2.

3. Will she or won't she? That question will come up not once, but twice for Emily. The first will be when she must face "the ultimate line," Kelley teased. "Will she or won't she cross it? It's really interesting to me to see just how far she'll go." That dilemma rises just as Emily loses her way a bit and starts to feel guilty about the consequences of (some of) her actions. "I think there is definitely a line she won't cross, but that's what interesting about her," Emily VanCamp said. I don't think she thought through a lot of the collateral damage." The second time that question comes up will be in regards to her unrequited — and well-hidden — feelings for Jack while Daniel is locked up. "[Amanda] leaving again and Daniel being removed from the equation, that could open some door of possibility," Nick Wechsler said. However, Emily won't be able to turn off her growing feelings for Daniel. "Someone makes a decision and that betrays that relationship. ... It kind of steers one way coming up," VanCamp said. "You get to see how far she is willing to go for Daniel as well as Jack."

4. Emily's revengenda is growing. "The list will expand," Kelley said of Emily's targets, "and we'll get a lot more specific." Looking further into the future, Kelley said he is excited to dive into the many videotaped interviews author Mason Treadwell catalogued for his book on David Clarke. Those interviews will only add to the information David already provided Emily in his journals. "We look forward to exploring all those next season," he said.

5. Revenge is not about to turn into Law & Order. It usually takes months for a murder allegation to even make it to trial, but in Southampton, the allegations against Daniel will be swiftly handled in the next three episodes, when the series presses the fast-forward button to mid-December and the middle of his trial. "We wrap up the prosecution's case in the first couple of minutes of Episode 18 and then we launch into the defense of Daniel Grayson," Kelley said. "I believe the trial is done in Episode 19, so we take care of this in short order."

6. Mommie Dearest. In the next episode, Daniel will get very bloodied and bruised by several other inmates, who we will later find out were sent by ... his mother?! "Victoria would do anything to protect her son," Madeleine Stowe said. "In reality, would you do that for your son if you know he could receive much worse in prison?" However, it will definitely cause some problems when Daniel finds out the truth. "He'll have to find someone new [to trust]," Kelley said, adding that Daniel will gain "a new respect and understanding" for his father.

7. No more Mr. Nice (and Slightly Clueless) Grayson. When Daniel is (presumably) freed from prison, he won't return to the Grayson compound the same man he was before. "He remembers quite a bit and he's definitely catching on to something," Josh Bowman said. "He's going to come to a crossroads about making a decision between good and evil." He is, after all, a Grayson. Added Kelley: "He's no angel. He shot a guy. He didn't have to. He could have done something different with that moment but he didn't."

8. Who will save Charlotte? After learning the real identity of her father, Charlotte has been in a deep downward spiral that might be too much for her and Declan's young love to overcome. "I don't think Declan understands the scope of how deep it goes or how shattered she is," Connor Paolo said. But "he's more of a rock than he might have otherwise appeared." Christa B. Allen isn't so convinced her on-screen boyfriend will be her knight in shining armor. "I think ultimately Charlotte needs somebody to step in and guide her in the right direction and it remains to be seen whether it is Declan," she says.

9. Ashley may go to the dark side. "I think that there's a duality in her. Nobody is all good or all bad," Ashley Madekwe said. And although the actress believes that Ashley and Emily's relationship started as a genuine friendship, it may not stay that way for long. "She'll have a definite shift in loyalty coming up," Kelley said. "She's going to do something that she has to make a big decision about regarding [Emily]." One thing is for sure, Madekwe is ready and willing to fill in the void left by dearly departed psycho villain Tyler. "If I had my way, she would be running around with an ax killing everybody," she said with a laugh.

A "Major" Death, a Wedding and a Love-Triangle Deal Breaker?! Spoilers From the Cast!

(3/12/12) (Video) Revenge is a dish best served...jaw-dropping!

And after prying secrets out of the entire cast and creator Mike Kelley at today's PaleyFest, we can tell you that the series—which we would argue is just about the best thing airing on TV right now—is about to leave your jaw unhinged.

Get ready for a wedding (for Emily?!), a deal-breaker in the love triangle (Jack or Daniel, what have you done?!), a sibling(-ish) surprise and, oh, no, it can't be, but yes, there is talk of...a death in the season finale that is "more major" than the one we just went through...

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A Big Death Is Coming! The cast reveals there will be a death in the season finale that is "major," "huge," and "even kind of more than the one before." "It's a big finale," creator Mike Kelley explains. "There are going to be a number of characters in jeopardy and we will definitely have somebody not make it through." Dun dun dun. And to make matters worse? Sounds like it may be a fan favorite: "Normally you kill off characters you don't like, but in this case, unfortunately, the nicest people are the ones that you kill off." Ashley Madekwe (Ashley) and Nick Wechsler (Jack) both heard the news from me and quipped, "I hope it's not me!"

Emily Will Change Her Mind About Jack or Daniel… "Almost Permanently!" Get ready for major love-triangle drama for Jack, Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Daniel (Joshua Bowman)! Now that Daniel is behind bars for Tyler's murder and Jack's hoodie is covered in his blood, Mike Kelley teases "Takeda's right. [Emily] can't protect both of them. So only one of them is going to make it through." And Emily Van Camp drops this bomb: "Something happens in a few episodes that really changes Emily's mind. Her mind is changed almost permanently I would imagine, rom a decision that is made by one of these characters…I think the audience might change their minds a little bit as well." (??!!)

Wechsler (Jack) insists, "I don't actually know which one she picks. But I think ["Team Jack"] is what we would all say, unless we are just like, following our boners, and we're like, ‘I just like [Daniel] he's so cute.' The show is designed to make us want her to choose Jack."

And Kelley teases how Emily will choose: "We'll have a marathon dance/kiss-off and whoever dances and kisses the longest and the best will win her heart!" Yes, he is joking, but we so want to see that anyway. Maybe on the season-one DVD?

There Will Be a Wedding at the Start of Season Two: Kelley confirms his plan for season two is to start off with a wedding. And though he originally told us it would be Emily's wedding, he now tells me, "I'm not gonna say anything more than a wedding… The idea is to do something to keep with what was working in the first season, which is starting by showing the audience a glimpse of a big event that's coming down the road. So we're going to keep with that tradition." Josh Bowman (Daniel) is buying a nice suit just in case. "Maybe I'm the page boy for Emily and Jack?" he muses. "No, I'd rather be the groom!"

"Emily and Nolan Are Siblings…Ish" Though some "Nemily" fans are hoping for an Emily and Nolan (Gabriel Mann) hookup, Kelley confirms to me: "They'll never kiss, sorry!" When I ask if that's because they are brother and sister, he answers: "Yeah! And no I didn't just give away some big thing. I look at them as brother and sister. Honestly, I think they have a very brother-sister relationship. I try to honor that. They both look at David Clark as their defacto father. So I think they look at each other as siblings and I'm gonna keep it that way." Still, Kelley adds that if the show stays on long enough, anything is possible: "If we get into a seventh or eighth season, we'll see."

That sure would make at least one actor jappy. "I'm a ‘Nemily' shipper, too," Gabriel tells me. "I can't seem to let go of that concept so I'm not going to."

Best Tease on the Final Episodes, Courtesy of Mr. Gabriel Mann: "It's now winter in the Hamptons. It's scary. It's The Shining. Everyone has gone away. It's just us and the lawyers and the cops and people hiding behind houses and in bushes. This is not family television. It's time to put the kiddies to bed and put your Revenge on." Done and Done.

P.S. Best line of the event? You caught that from Nick Wechsler about Daniel fans following their you-know-what's, right? Dying!

Check out all the exclusive video interviews above for much more scoop from this awesome cast, including more on the big death ahead, the wedding, whom Emily might pick, whether Jack will find out she's the real Amanda and who appears to know they are not dying...

Daniel's in Danger and Four Other Things to Know About the Show's April Return!

(3/11/12) The good news: Daniel (Joshua Bowman) wasn't murdered on the beach! The bad news: He's currently sittin' (very) pretty in jail as suspect numero uno in Tyler's (Ashton Holmes) death. You win some, you lose some!

So just how much danger is Revenge's Daniel currently in? And will Emily (Emily VanCamp) choose to save him or her childhood love Jack (Nick Wechsler)? And how far is Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) willing to go to get her son out of jail?

We just screened the first two acts of Revenge's return episode (set to air in April, boo!) and let's just put it this way: no one is safe. Here are five things you can expect from the episode, plus a few teases from the cast and creator Mike Kelley that they so graciously dished out during their Paleyfest panel...

Daniel's in Danger: The episode starts off with Daniel writing a letter to Emily, one very similar to another letter she received from an imprisoned man: her father David (James Tupper). Don't worry, Emily gives Daniel some tips she learned from her juvie days. Too bad she didn't teach him how to properly protect himself from his mother. You see, Daniel's trial is not for another three months, so he'll be stuck in Rikers for that period of time, unless he's in a life-threatening situation. Victoria (being Victoria) goes to extreme lengths to get Daniel out of jail. Yeah, it's not pretty and he will eventually find out that his mother orchestrated his beatdown.

Don't worry, we won't have to endure Daniel in jail for long. Episode 18 will jump ahead a few months and take us to the trial, which will then wrap up in episode 19. How's that for breakneck pacing?!

The Hunt Is On: Jack isn't the only one looking into Amanda's (Margarita Leveiva) disappearance...in fact, almost everyone is looking for her. Victoria is desperate to pin Tyler's murder on Amanda and is working with Daniel's lawyer to find her. When they have no leads, Victoria sets her sights on another person to take the fall: Jack. Yikes! Yes, Emily will try to protect Jack and the audience will learn just how far she's possibly willing to go for Montauk's most popular bartender.

However, Connor Paolo might have let something slip while listing all of the things Declan will be dealing with in upcoming episodses when he included "Jack's trial."

Blood Is Thicker Than Water: Declan will find himself torn between protecting his brother, whom he knows was on the beach that night, and being there for his troubled girlfriend Charlotte (Christa B. Allen). While we don't see a lot of Declan in the opening two acts, we hear he's "essential" to the murder trial and Paolo tells us Declan will always choose family. "Charlotte isn't family yet," he teases.

Mason's Back: Mason Treadwell (Roger Bart) comes back into the picture when Emily realizes they can use him to their advantage in Daniel's trial by having him report on the trial and perpetuate that it was Amanda who killed Tyler. While he's hesitant at first, considering he lost his house and beloved typewriter the last time he was in the Hamptons, he changes his tune when he realizes just how big Daniel's trial will be.

In episode 20, we'll flashback to 2003, where the show will reassemble all of the people Emily has taken down (or planning to take down) in one room and it'll be an event that finally convinces her of her father's innocence. Plus, we'll get to see Jack with really long hair! In that episode, we'll also flashback to the '90s.

Love Triangle Scoop: The Daniel-Amanda-Jack love triangle will be heating up with Amanda's exit and VanCamp teases that Emily will start leaning towards Jack in the upcoming episodes, though she still has feelings for Daniel and we'll see how far she's willing to go for him at the end up episode 17.

P.S.: Per usual, Nolan's (Gabriel Mann) one-liners are awesome and he shares some juicy scenes with Amanda, Jack and Mason...all while wearing two polos.

Are you looking forward to Revenge's return? What are you hoping to see? Are you Team Jack or Team Daniel?

Luck Enlists Revenge Star for Season 2

(3/5/12) Margarita Levieva has joined the cast of HBO's new horse-racing series Luck for Season 2, Deadline reports.

The Revenge star, who portrays Amanda, has been cast in the recurring role of Sarah Israel, sister of Nathan Israel (Suits' Patrick J. Adams).

Revenge Enlists Breaking Bad Mom for Mysterious Guest Spot

(3/1/12) Revenge has recruited Tess Harper, known for playing Jesse's mom on Breaking Bad, for an upcoming guest spot, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Harper, 61, will play Carol Miller, a sympathetic former corporate secretary who has spent the last 15 years living a quiet life on a remote farm outside Madison, WI. However, there's more to Carol than meets the eye, and she shows her tough side as her complicated past is uncovered. Harper will appear in Episode 19.

Harper, an Oscar nominee for her performance in 1986's Crimes of the Heart, has also appeared in No Country for Old Men, Starz' Crash, and most recently, Private Practice as Charlotte's mom.

What do you think is Carol Miller's connection to Emily and the Grayson family?

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

(3/1/12) "American Idol" was up this week -- good news for FOX and also an expected win for the network. Also up a bit this week were ABC's "Modern Family" and CBS' "Survivor: One World." The CW's premiere of "America's Next Top Model: British Invasion" reeled in 1.3 million viewers for The CW during the 9 p.m. hour.

FOX averaged 17 million viewers with a 10.0 rating/16 share in households. CBS was second at 11.4 million, 7.0/11, third was ABC at 8.1 million, 5.1/8, fourth NBC with 4 million, 2.8/4 and The CW at 1.4 million, 1.0/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX was on top with a 4.9 rating, followed by CBS (2.9) and ABC (2.9), NBC (1.2) and the CW (0.6).

Ratings hour-by-hour:
8 p.m.:
FOX: "American Idol" (16.5 million viewers, 9.8/15 households)
CBS: "Survivor: One World" (10.6 million, 6.2/10)
ABC: "The Middle" (8.5 million, 5.3/8)/"Suburgatory" (7.2 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: "Whitney" (4.1 million, 2.7/4)/"Are You There Chelsea?" (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (1.6 million, 1.1/2)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (4.7)

9 p.m.:
FOX: "American Idol" (17.6 million, 10.3/16)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" (12.5 million, 7.8/12)
ABC: "Modern Family" (11.7 million, 7.0/11)/"Happy Endings" (6.2 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (2.9 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model: British Invasion" (1.3 million, 0.8/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (5.1)

10 p.m.:
CBS: "CSI" (11.2 million, 7.1/12)
ABC: "Revenge" (7.4 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (5.4 million, 3.8/6)
18-49 leader: "CSI" (2.6)

Revenge Creator: "[Spoiler Alert] Will Never Kiss!" But Guess Which Love Triangle Is So On?

(2/29/12) Oh, was part one of our chat with Revenge mastermind Mike Kelley too doom and gloomy, with all the funeral and death talk, for you?

Don't worry, we've got just the scoop to make you feel better...depending on if you're Team Jack (Nick Wechsler) or Team Daniel (Joshua Bowman). Yes, part two of our exclusive chat with Kelley is all about the twisted love triangle Emily (Emily VanCamp) has found herself in since returning to the Hamptons, which is set to heat up now that a certain someone is out of the way...

Plus, will fan favorites Emily and Nolan's (Gabriel Mann) relationship ever take a romantic turn? Kelley reveals the one thing fans will never see that pairing do exclusively to us!

Now that Daniel is officially a suspect in the murder of Tyler (Ashton Holmes), fans can expect to see a very different side of the Grayson golden boy Daniel. "You are going to see a very much darker side of Daniel," Kelley teases. "It's really interesting. We're actually heading toward the end of the season where he definitely takes a turn and in a lot of ways helps Emily stay focused on what her reason for coming out to the Hamptons was in the first place."

As for Emily's other suitor Jack, who moved Tyler's body and managed to leave his fingerprints everywhere, Kelley bluntly says, "He's pretty screwed." Alas, there is a silver lining: "Don't worry. He'll have Emily on his side. You'll want Emily on your side when you're screwed."

While the love triangle has been on the back burner for several episodes, viewers can expect it to heat up again thanks to the disappearance of a certain lady in Jack's life. "The reason that we exited Amanda is in service of the triangle," Kelley hints.

As for what's coming up between partners-in-crime Nolan and Emily, Kelley says, "We're going to get into that sort of family feeling between the two of them. They're kind of a weird brother-sister to me and that is by design. David Clarke was his father figure really."

When asked if he's been surprised by the rather intense fan reaction to that pairing, Kelley answers, "I just adore Gabriel and it humanizes Emily in a way giving her a fraternal relationship. I'm not surprised because I know these actors and I love that people are responding to that in a good way."

Fans rooting for a romantic relationship between Nolan and Emily may need to take a deep breath before reading this next bit of information from Kelley: "The fact that people want them to kiss weirds me out because they are never going to kiss. No, I think of them as brother and sister and no more." And there you have it!

As for that mysterious interaction between Nolan and Takeda at the Fire and Ice party, fans have been buzzing about, Kelley assures us that viewers will get the story behind it in tonight's episode.

Revenge Boss on Daniel's "Dark Turns," Victoria's Dangerous Blast From the Past, a Time Jump

(2/28/12) Two weeks ago, the question on the mind of every Revenge fan was, "Will Daniel (Josh Bowman) bite the bullet?" Now that Daniel has been spared by the grim reaper, everyone wants to know: Did he pull the trigger? Luckily, fans won't have to wait half a season for an answer. "We're not going to leave the audience hanging for very long as to what happened on the beach that night," creator and executive producer Mike Kelley tells TVGuide.com. "By the end of the episode, the audience will know exactly what happened and exactly the extent of Daniel's guilt." In advance of Wednesday's episode (10/9c, ABC), Kelley also talked about Daniel's upcoming "dark turns," Victoria's romantic and "dangerous" blast from the past and the series' upcoming time jump. Plus: Who is going to die next?!

A lot of people think Takeda did it. Will he be back?

Mike Kelley: He definitely has Amanda. So yes, Takeda is somebody that will return. He's a big part of Emily's transformation into Emily Thorne, so she'll continue to need to rely on him as we move forward for help and guidance and it's not always going to be a smooth ride.

How will Emily's plan change in the wake of the Fire & Ice Ball?

Kelley: New pieces of information are going to rise in the next couple of episodes that re-focus her on Conrad and Victoria, and set her feet really firmly back on the path for revenge. It's a big surprise to her just how deep the rabbit hole goes with Victoria and Conrad in regards to David Clarke.

What will her relationship with Daniel look like after everything that's happened?

Kelley: Daniel is no longer going to be the dupe in the middle of the tug of war between Emily and his mother. He's going to man-up and he's going to start making a few dark turns. He is, after all, a Grayson so his DNA is going to start to win out over his better side. ... Daniel's hands are not clean right now. Literally, they are covered in blood. You're going to learn things about Daniel that I think are going to surprise and he's learning things about himself that are surprising.

What does that mean for the love triangle between Daniel, Emily and Jack?

Kelley: The triangle will definitely heat up. Emily and Jack are going to forge a bond. There's going to be some increased tension between Daniel and Jack because Jack was there on the beach that night and Jack has Daniel's phone. Jack is going to clue in a little bit more to Daniel. He's going to get drawn in a little bit deeper and he's going to go into protection mode where Emily is concerned. That will be both alluring for Emily and a new challenge for her. Her heart's actually going to be torn.

How will Victoria's new love interest enter the picture?

Kelley: This guy is somebody that's hooked into her deep past from before Conrad and David Clarke, somebody with intimate knowledge of the young Victoria and who she was before she started making all of these very dark choices. He's part of one of her very first dark choices. There's a lot of passion, a lot of danger and a lot of honesty that is going to surface with this guy.

How will his return affect Victoria going forward and her feelings about the family and about Emily?

Kelley: The relationship pops up as more of a secret for Victoria to keep. It's something that will — when it comes to light — become a problem. She will meet her former lover again in Episode 17 and then we will jump forward several months into the winter in Episode 18 and they will have continued on this affair and have become quite close.

Is there going to be someone new coming into Conrad's love life?

Kelley: There will be a resurgent love interest in Conrad's love life, but not necessarily someone new.

Will Charlotte continue on her spiral? How far down that path will she go?

Kelley: Pretty far. You'll see that she's going to have good reason to want to numb the pain. It's going to be really hard. The darker we go with Charlotte, the more kindred Emily feels with her. The same way that Daniel is a Grayson and Declan is a Porter, Charlotte is a Clarke. So the darkness that is surfacing in Charlotte has connective tissue between Emily and her and is going to provide a lot of story.

Will Charlotte try to learn more about her real father? Will that threaten Emily's secret?

Kelley: Absolutely, that's part of what fuels her darkness and her isolation. It's also part of the reason why Emily will want to stay closer to her, to make sure that whatever she discovers or needs to know, that Emily has control over that.

You said in an earlier interview that there will be another death on the show. How will that death impact the show?

Kelley: It will have a deep impact. It's not an extra that's getting killed. [The person] is part of our cast so it will have a big impact.

The first half of the season was building toward the Fire & Ice Ball. What is the rest of the season building towards?

Kelley: I like that show is without a net. I think the audience is going to really find it librating to feel like they're on an adventure that is uncharted for them. ... I think the audience is going to be more surprised than they were before and that the guessing game is going to get a little bit harder. By the time we get to episode 22, everything about Season 1 will all come back to the murder on the beach and then that drives the last seven episodes. At the end of it, I think people will feel that a very significant book of Revenge has been written and it will free us up to do another book next season.

Revenge Scoop: Season Two Opens With Emily's Wedding! Plus Another "Surprising" Death on the Way

(2/27/12) Think the current season of ABC's Revenge can't possibly be topped?

Well, just wait til you hear what creator Mike Kelley just told us exclusively about what he plans for seasons two and three. Hint: It's brilliant. And we are so in!

Kelley also just gave us heaps of scoop about what's ahead for the current season for Daniel (Joshua Bowman), Emily (Emily VanCamp) and the rest of the Hamptonites, including how he nearly almost killed off Daniel last week (for shame!), and he's planning an episode that takes place entirely in 2003!

Read on for all the exclusive scoop...

Was it always your plan for Tyler (Ashton Holmes) to be the person killed on the beach or were you considering killing Daniel?

It was planned from the beginning, that was always who I had planned on. We didn't introduce Tyler until episode three, but I had pitched that out to the network as the guy that would be the body on the beach from the beginning. As we got into the run of the episodes we really, really liked him, the actor and the character, and he provided so much story that there were moments where I considered it not being Tyler as the dead person. In those moments when I was mad at Daniel, not the actor, but the character and I thought, "Well, maybe I'll put him on the beach." We went back and forth a couple times, but really that was the plan from the beginning.

People still have a lot of questions about what exactly went down on the beach. When can we expect to find out what happened?

You'll actually find that out in episode 16. You will have all the answers to all your questions in 16, which is the episode after the party on the beach.

So we'll also learn what happened to Amanda, who was taken away by Takeda at the end of the episode?

You won't learn exactly what happens to Amanda until the end of the season.

Will her disappearance play a large part of Jack's (Nick Wechsler) storyline moving forward?

Yes, it will be a part of Jack's story. What we're doing in episode 18 will service a lot of these questions through 17 and then we're bouncing to the holidays in the Hamptons. In episode 18 we're playing through the winter and the off-season in the resort town, which is very spooky and cool and snowy.

The first half of the season was driving towards the Fire and Ice party. Is it safe to say the second half is going to be the conclusion of the murder trial in the finale?

You know what? We resolve that way before we get to the end of the season and where this is really driving is towards, oh boy, I always struggle with what to give away. It's all heading towards the larger reason that Emily came back to the Hamptons. We're getting away from the murder on the beach and by the time we get to the end of the season we're going to be in the larger mythology.

Going forward, are we going to see more of the traditional stand-alone takedown episodes?

We are not going to see the traditional take-down episode as we did until the end of this season. The idea of the stand-alone takedown is what is going to help us sustain the series as we move out of season one and into the future seasons. We love that the show lives in a bunch of different places and we love that there is so many different kinds of episodes of Revenge. You've got a romantic triangle, you've got the individual takedowns, you've got the deep mythology of the show, the past stories to tell. We're doing an aberrant episode in episode 20, which is it all takes place in 2003 and so we're really broadening the canvas and I think that is really what is going to help us sustain.

A flashback episode set in 2003? Tell us more!

We're going to open up in 2003, it's all surrounding that photograph that was in Lydia's (Amber Valletta) apartment that had Emily in the background with champagne at a New Year's Eve party. It's all about that weekend and we're not setting it up; we're just basically doing an episode of Revenge in 2003. It's really fun.

So we'll be seeing Lydia again?

You should expect to see her, yes. You will see her in the present coming up as well.

Looking ahead, is there anything you are hoping to do in season two?

Well, you know how we opened up season one with the engagement party? I can tell you that season two we are looking at opening with a flash forward to a wedding, to Emily's wedding we just don't know to who. Well, I know who, but you don't. And then season three we're talking about opening the flash forward at a funeral and you don't know who that is either. So we like the idea of showing a glimpse into the future and then building towards it. So those are kind of corners of seasons two and three.

So will the flash forwards always be revealed around episode 13 or 15?

Yup. It seems to work for us, so we're going to try. I like delivering on a promise in the opening of the show and I just don't want to people to wonder whether or not that happened. I want them to feel like they're in good hands.

Can fans expect to see another big death this season?

They can. The answer is yes and it's going to be surprising.

Revenge airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

'Revenge' Season 2 wedding details, plus Daniel's arrest and the return of Lydia

(2/27/12) "Revenge" fans have been at the edge of their seats for nearly two weeks, awaiting answers about just what went down on that beach before Tyler's body was discovered. Luckily, we won't have to wait long. Executive producer Mike Kelley tells our friends at E! that in this week's episode, the events that transpired at the Fire & Ice engagement ball will be revealed.

"You will have all the answers to all your questions in 16, which is the episode after the party on the beach," he says. The murder trial will put both Daniel (Josh Bowman) and Jack (Nick Wechsler) under major scrutiny -- which explains the photos of a weary-looking Daniel being arrested.

Don't expect the trial to drag on until the end of the season, though, as Kelley is eager to put the beach behind him. "We're getting away from the murder on the beach, and by the time we get to the end of the season we're going to be in the larger mythology," Kelley explains.

What we won't learn until the end of the season is what happened to Amanda (Margarita Livieva) after she got a ride away from the crime scene with Takeda (Hiroyuki Sanada).

Around episode 18, summer in the Hamptons will end, and we'll move forward into the off-season -- meaning that as we approach spring in reality, it'll be holiday time for the Hamptons crew. We can also expect an upcoming flashback to 2003, when Emily (Emily VanCamp) attended that soiree as a server -- and unintentionally wound up in the photograph that stirred up so much trouble early in the season. We'll revisit Lydia (Amber Valletta) then. "You will see her in the present coming up as well," adds Kelley.

Our favorite bit of scoop from the interview? Kelley reveals that Season 2 will begin with Emily's wedding! That doesn't necessarily mean that Emily's engagement to Daniel runs smoothly, though. In the Season 2 premiere, we won't see who her intended groom is. In fact, we won't find out until midway through the season, just like this year, we didn't learn the identity of the body on the beach.

Season 3 will feature a similar non-linear storytelling style, beginning with a funeral and not revealing the contents of the coffin until the second half of the season.

We love it.

PaleyFest panels to stream live

(2/25/12) The annual PaleyFest TV celebration in Southern California is going live online.

When the stars and creators of "American Horror Story," ''Modern Family" and other TV series gather March 2-14 at a Beverly Hills theater, their discussions will be streamed live for the first time, the Paley Center for Media said Friday. All 13 of the PaleyFest panels will be carried by Livestream, the live-event service that's a partner in this year's festival.

The majority of panels will be available on-demand through another festival partner, Hulu. The sessions will be available through the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription services starting March 15, after the festival concludes.

"At its heart, PaleyFest is about the communal experience of television, and the unique relationship between TV audiences and their favorite series," said Paley Center President and CEO Pat Mitchell. The live broadcasts, on-demand access and a new website allow more fans to join in, she said.

The center also is touting a new app and an online auction set to include memorabilia from series featured in this year's and past festivals.

PaleyFest 2012 opens March 2 at the Saban Theater with the "American Horror Story" panel and concludes with "Modern Family."

Other shows in the lineup include: "Community," ''Once Upon a Time," ''New Girl," ''The Office," ''Sons of Anarchy," ''Bones," ''Castle," ''Vampire Diaries," ''Revenge," ''Two and a Half Men" and "Mad Men."

The "Community" and "Castle" panels will be shown live at the Paley Center in New York.

Madeleine Stowe's 'Revenge' and the Return of Nighttime Soaps

(2/19/12) We in the hoi polloi may resent the 1 percent, but we have no problem with their occupying prime time. Soapy dramas featuring plump-pocketed characters are rocking the ratings and multiplying fast. Not since the 1980s, when Dallas and Dynasty ruled the airwaves, have so many powerful men and women, expensively garbed and impeccably coiffed, connived and schemed against one another.

Case in point: ABC’s Revenge, one of the new season’s few breakout hits and a topic of heated discussion on social media. Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’s 19th-century novel The Count of Monte Cristo, this guilty pleasure is set in the Hamptons, the Long Island playground that caters to Manhattan’s wealthy. Every week, Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) plots to ruin a high-society couple (Henry Czerny and Madeleine Stowe) who framed her late father for a heinous crime years ago. Stowe, who stylishly plays Victoria Grayson, the show’s presiding diva, thinks the series taps into our national concern over the growing gap between the superrich and everyone else. “Audiences get to have it both ways: They peek into the extravagant lifestyle of the über-wealthy, but they also see them getting a comeuppance,” she says. “People have felt so screwed over. I think there’s a collective anger out there, and people are getting a collective revenge.”

Other series showcasing the swanky set include Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey, the addictive WWI-era drama set in an immense English manor house, which is one of PBS’s biggest hits ever; GCB, an ABC series starting March 4 about Texas socialites who make malicious mischief in between weekly church attendance; and a reboot of Dallas, that avatar of avarice, which will giddyap onto TNT this summer. There’s also, for younger viewers, the CW’s Gossip Girl (now in its fifth season), which follows a group of absurdly privileged Manhattan private-school grads.

Of course, this voyeuristic obsession with the rich crossed over to reality television several years back. Bravo has made an industry of its various Real Housewives programs, which currently feature moneyed women in New York, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Orange County, and New Jersey. Though there have been a couple of financial embarrassments offscreen, when cameras are rolling, the casts continue to behave like modern-day Marie Antoinettes. “There’s a sense of, ‘Oh my God, they have all that money and they’re doing that?’ ” says Shari Levine, a Bravo executive who oversees the shows. “You get to aspire to what they have and feel superior at the same time, a yin-yang experience.”

So why are these programs thriving now? Because they offer much-needed escapism during difficult times, says Elayne Rapping, professor emerita of American Studies at the University at Buffalo. “I think of these shows as luxury porn,” she says. “During times of economic stress, when everything’s going wrong, people just don’t want to deal with real life. We’d much rather be temporarily in that over-the-top, glamorous world.” Adds Annie Potts, who plays a wealthy widow on GCB, “It gives people such pleasure, because so often they think, ‘If I only had money, my life would be better.’ Then they look at these shows and say, ‘Not so much.’”

Rapping points out that during the Great Depression, in the 1930s, Hollywood movies often focused on penthouse-dwelling plutocrats, and that Dallas and Dynasty were going strong during the recession of the early 1980s. But in the era of economic well-being that was the 1950s, wholesome sitcoms such as Father Knows Best and Leave It to Beaver, which revolved around happy nuclear families, were the norm. “When people are less anxious and more comfortable, they like watching shows about people who are living better lives, but not better than they can aspire to,” says Rapping. “Those 1950s shows were templates for a middle-class life.”

The current batch of nighttime soaps certainly doesn’t offer that kind of template. The Census Bureau puts the median household income in the U.S. at $49,445, which wouldn’t even cover the cost of a car driven by characters on these shows, much less the country manor in Downton Abbey (really Highclere Castle in Berkshire) or Grayson Manor, the beachside mansion in Revenge (it’s actually a digital creation).

As if in acknowledgment, shows about the 1 percent serve up their conspicuous consumption with a wink. In GCB, when Kristin Chenoweth’s literally well-heeled character climbs atop her husband’s desk to get frisky with him, the red soles of her Louboutins wave merrily in the air. Most of us wouldn’t dream of dropping $500-plus on a pair of pumps, but thanks to fashion and celebrity magazines, Jennifer Lopez, and the Internet, we know Louboutins when we see them. “There’s a level of awareness now, and not just by a small element of the population,” says Robert Harling, GCB’s creator and executive producer, of the luxury goods shown in programs like his. “My dad isn’t going to know [exactly] what it is, but he’s going to go, ‘Oh, that’s that Prada stuff.’ ” (In a case of life imitating art imitating life, ABC may explore merchandising lower-cost versions of some of the goods shown on Revenge, says Mike Kelley, the show’s creator and executive producer. “Everyone wants to know how they can get a bit of that lifestyle,” he notes.)

Even more important, plots and characters must strike a chord with viewers. If it were enough simply to showcase rich people misbehaving, ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money (2007–09) would still be airing. “Shows like Revenge can’t survive on bitchiness and retribution alone. People have to care,” says Kelley. The key is giving characters depth and making relatable the motivations driving them. “Revenge is universal,” Kelley adds, “whether you’ve thought of keying the car of the meter maid who gave you a ticket or [getting back at] someone bigger in your life. It’s been around as long as stories have been around.”

Another common thread woven into all these shows is the presence of a few major characters who represent the 99 percent. Downton Abbey spends nearly as much time with its below-stairs help as it does with its upstairs aristocrats. “[Servants] Bates, Anna, Mrs. Patmore, and Daisy are just as interesting to the viewer as Lord and Lady Grantham and their daughters; we’ve had a completely equal narrative emphasis on both sides of the story,” says Julian Fellowes, the Oscar-winning British screenwriter (Gosford Park) who created the delicious drama, which concludes its second season on PBS tonight. “It works if the world that the characters are in is believable, and that’s as true of Tosca as All My Children.”

It is these middle- and working-class characters—like viewers, they are on the outside looking in—who serve as our conduits. Revenge has Jack and Declan Porter (Nick Wechsler and Connor Paolo), brothers who inherited a failing bar from their father and are struggling to keep it afloat. On GCB, the show’s heroine (Leslie Bibb) is a former mean girl who returns home to her mom (Potts) in Dallas, poorer but nicer. “She has to start all over again. That’s an age-old hero’s journey,” says Harling. “A lot of people have to do that these days. Of course, we’re doing it in a more comedic way.”

Starting all over again, 21 years after it went off the air following a 14-season run, is Dallas. Veterans Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray are reprising their roles as, respectively, J. R., Bobby, and Sue Ellen Ewing, and they’re joined by the next generation of rival Ewing sons (Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson). Everyone still lives on or near the ranch at Southfork, and not much has changed—“I am sick to death of this family devouring itself over money!” yells Bobby in the pilot episode—except that now J. R. and Bobby both have Andy Rooney–esque eyebrows. (“I want to sneak up with manicure scissors and trim them,” jokes Gray.)

Cynthia Cidre, the writer and executive producer for nouveau Dallas, notes that everything old is new again. “The show deals with land, lust, betrayal, and sibling rivalry—themes that have been in literature since Greek drama,” she says.

That may be, but Gray relishes the changes time has brought. During the first go-round, “the men would do horrible things, and the women would react,” she says. “Now Sue Ellen is powerful and richer than J. R. She’s a Mama Grizzly fighting for her son.”

Let the conniving begin.

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

(2/16/12) "American Idol" dropped a bit from last Wednesday's ratings, but still won the night with an average of 18.6 million viewers. The "Survivor: One World" premiere was actually up slightly over last fall's premiere of "Survivor: South Pacific," 10.7 million vs. 10.4 million, though it is down slightly from the premiere of "Survivor: Redemption Island" a year ago.

FOX won the night on the back of a two-hour "Idol," with 18.7 million viewers and a 10.7 rating/17 share in households. CBS was second at 11.2 million, 6.9/11, followed by ABC at 7.86 million and a 5.0/8. NBC was fourth with 4.3 million, 2.9/5 and the CW trailed with 930 K, 0.6/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX also dominated with a 6.0, followed by CBS (2.9), ABC (2.8), NBC (1.3) and the CW (0.5)

Ratings hour-by-hour:
8 p.m.:
FOX: "American Idol" (18.9 million viewers, 10.8/17 households)
CBS: "Survivor: One World" premiere (10.7 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: "The Middle" (8.0 million, 5.0/8)/"Suburgatory" (6.9 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: "Whitney" (4.5 million, 2.9/5)/"Are You There Chelsea?" (3.5 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (1.4 million, 0.9/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (5.5)

9 p.m.:
FOX: "American Idol" (19.4 million, 11.1/17)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" (11.9 million, 7.4/11)
ABC: "Modern Family" (11.2 million, 6.8/10)/"Happy Endings" (5.8 million, 3.6/5)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (3.0 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: "Remodeled" (497,000, 0.4/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (6.4)

10 p.m.:
CBS: "CSI" (11.1 million, 6.9/11)
ABC: "Revenge" (7.6 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (5.8 million, 3.9/6)
18-49 leader: "CSI" (2.7)

Revenge: Scoop on TV's Sexiest Mystery

(2/16/12) Daniel Grayson — you may have survived your mother's Fire & Ice Ball, but the flames are closing in fast.

With blood on his hands, the handsome Hamptons prince has some serious explaining to do in the aftermath of the February 15 reveal that the silhouetted figure in the white dinner jacket gunned down on the beach outside Grayson Manor in the pilot turned out to be... someone other than Daniel. (We'll stay mum on the stiff's identity for those behind on their DVR viewing.)

"I've been kept alive, which is fantastic!" says Josh Bowman in his posh real-life British accent. "I get to continue the madness that is Revenge." With the 23-year-old's breakout status, it should come as no real surprise to learn that Danny Boy was never in any real jeopardy despite what it looked like in the addictive drama's first episode. "I knew I didn't want the body on the beach to be Daniel," confesses creator Mike Kelley, who hired a stand-in to play dead in the original scene. "But I made sure Josh believed he was going to die all along. He didn't learn the truth [about his character] until the table read of that episode." (Madeleine Stowe, who plays Daniel's doting mother, Victoria, claims she's known since the beginning.)

Today, the cast has assembled in a police-station set, formerly home to the short-lived Law & Order: Los Angeles, for a tense 4am interrogation. For nearly three weeks now, the actors have been wearing their same Fire & Ice wardrobe, which has gone through numerous cleanings to get rid of nasty blood and sand stains. The usually sharp-suited Daniel, however, appears as we've never seen him before: in jeans and a gray sweatshirt with a bloody bandage on the back of his head. Even more startling, Daniel is being embraced by two bitter enemies of each other — his mom, Victoria, and fiancée, Emily (Emily VanCamp).

Though it's an uncharacteristically touching scene, considering Emily is determined to make Victoria pay for the wrongful imprisonment of her father, the threesome have grown close off camera. Bowman and VanCamp's relationship has followed them off the set, while Stowe has bonded with Bowman over their shared love of astrology and routinely laughs with VanCamp about the sinister ways their characters one-up each other every week. "We just look at each other and say, 'This is so sick,'" says Stowe. "Thank God it's Emily in this role, because I think with other actresses, things could possibly turn ugly."

Ugly is an apt word to describe the turn of events at the end of the February 15 episode, when viewers learned that Daniel was not only alive, but that he was actually responsible for firing the first of three bullets into the victim's chest. The identity of the black-gloved murderer who fired the subsequent two shots will be revealed to viewers by the conclusion of the February 29 episode. (Note to AMC's The Killing: That's how you satisfy fans!)

Enjoying her own revenge as the star of TV's hottest new soap after parting ways with Brothers & Sisters in its final season, VanCamp admits she was surprised by the killer's identity. But, she says, "It could be anybody. There are enough evil characters here capable of anything."

Kelley does confirm that Daniel will remain the authorities' prime suspect (possibly even being sent off to jail), and that the flashback-filled February 29 hour will introduce Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as Daniel's defense attorney, Benjamin Brooks. Nearly every character will face police interrogation. "It's so much fun to watch how things really happened that night as all the secrets start to unravel," says VanCamp. "You'll get to see a lot more of what happened on the beach. And Emily's revenge master Takeda really comes in to clean up for her."

As for Daniel, Bowman has been rooting for his fall from grace all along. "He's been so damn good, and I like to be bad," says Bowman with a wicked smile. "He's been gullible and foolish, believing anything Emily says. I'd like to see a dark side of Daniel, and that may be coming down the line as he finds out certain things about Emily. I know where this love story is going, and it will only end in tears."

For more on Revenge, pick up this week's issue of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands now!

Revenge Fire & Ice Ball Postmortem: Who Died? Who Lived? Cast and Producers Tease What's Next

(2/16/12) Summer finally came to an end on Wednesday's episode of Revenge, but the mysteries are just heating up. After months of anticipation, it was revealed that the cold and lifeless body lying on the beach belonged to Tyler, not Daniel. (Whew!)

Josh Bowman was relieved his character lived to see another day in Southampton. Although Bowman has been a series regular from the start — and has won over many fans — he says he wasn't 100 percent sure about Daniel's fate until the table read for Wednesday's episode. "People get invested in the character so maybe the producers don't want to kill him off. But then maybe they do, so as not to follow a pattern and create more interest. I think that would have been great as well," he told TVGuide.com at an early screening for the big episode. "Obviously, personally, it wouldn't have been great because I love the show."

Although the suspenseful hour answered many burning questions — Who took Emily's secret box? Why was Jack on the beach near the body? Where was Daniel? — it raised even more new ones. We prodded the cast and crew for answers!

Did Daniel kill Tyler? Although some might not think Daniel is capable of such a crime, Bowman has a different opinion. "The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree," he said, pointing to manipulative and ruthless mama Grayson (Madeleine Stowe). "There's blood on his shirt so he might have blood on his hands. ... Daniel's got a vicious side to him I can't wait to show."

Is Tyler really gone? Unfortunately, it looks like Ashton Holmes' scene-stealing days as Daniel's college BFF-turned-psycho stalker are dunzo. "He looks pretty dead to me," co-executive producer Sanford Bookstaver said with a laugh. "It's hard to let somebody go that we love. It just felt like the right person at the right time."

Is Daniel on to Emily? The incriminating picture from Emily's secret box that Tyler revealed to Daniel "sparks something," Bowman said. "He'll definitely start snooping and will become more aware. ... He's going to ask questions." The actor says viewers will see major strain between the newly engaged couple over the next seven episodes, which also means "lots of love triangle stuff."

What does that mean for Jack and Amanda? After Jack chased Amanda (Margarita Levieva) down and found her standing over a dead body, she's got some explaining to do. "Jack's going to want to get in contact with her, but I don't know if that's going to be easy," Nick Wechsler said. Amanda's disappearing act, however, may open the door to another love interest for Jack: Emily (Emily VanCamp). "I'm going to be alone a lot more," he said. "It's creating a lot of opportunities for us to get know each other better and hang out more."

Will Nolan betray Emily? Or has he already? Shortly before Amanda was seen riding off into the night with Takeda, Emily's former mentor exchanged a brief, but mischievous look with Nolan. Does this mean Nolan is not to be trusted? "He wears his heart on his sleeve and he can be very vindictive and awful if and when he's hurt," Gabriel Mann said. "But Emily and Nolan's fates are now intertwined. If he goes down, it's very likely her ship will sink too and vice-versa. The idea of these two being pitted against each other would be World War III because we both have the capacity and the money to do immense damage."

What's next for Declan and Charlotte? As if the young lovebirds didn't have enough problems, what with Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) learning David Clarke is her real dad and taking OxyContin to ease the pain, she also lied to her boyfriend about going to see a therapist in a scene shot, but later cut from Wednesday's episode. Connor Paolo also hinted at a possible Romeo & Juliet-esque divide between the couple because their respective brothers, Daniel and Jack, were both at the scene of the crime. "Declan and Charlotte are the closest things to witnesses that the police have," Paolo said. "No matter what the trial could involve, Declan and Charlotte are going to have opposing interests because they're from different families."

Revenge airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on ABC.

Who do you suspect killed Tyler? Do you think Daniel will figure out Emily's evil plan? Who do you want her to be with?

'Revenge' death shocker: Could Daniel Grayson have blood on his hands?

(2/16/12) Wednesday's "Revenge" finally brought us full circle to the engagement party scene that hooked us all in the pilot episode. Though one question was answered for sure -- the body in the sand belonged to Tyler (Ashton Holmes), not Daniel (Joshua Bowman) -- the floodgates have now opened for a new crop of mysteries.

The major question now, of course, is whether Daniel is responsible for Tyler's death -- and whether he'll be prosecuted for murder. While the audience knows that Tyler hit the beach that night with plans to kill Daniel and pin it all on Emily (Emily VanCamp), the blood splattered across Daniel's shirt may lead officials to a different conclusion. Even his mother appears to have her doubts about him.

That said, we're still in the dark about the way that events transpired. We know that Amanda (Margarita Levieva) was on the beach when shots were fired, and we saw Daniel stagger and fall at the beginning of the episode. Plus, there was blood coming from his ear, which gives us the impression that there was quite a struggle before anyone was shot to death.

For once, Emily seems to have an alibi. Judging solely by her genuine expression of shock as the episode drew to a close, things have spun way out of her grasp -- murder at the ball was definitely not in her detailed quest for vengeance. Losing control tends to make Emily even more vengeful, so we expect her to do everything she can to find out exactly what happened... and how she can use it to her advantage.

Jack (Nick Wechsler) is going to have a lot of explaining to do since his fingerprints are all over the body and the phone -- and since his little brother spotted him dragging Tyler, which is never exactly a good sign. Given Emily's undeniable affection for him, we can expect her to do her best to protect him. This time, though, she might not be able to.

Of course, there's also the question of Amanda, who disappeared in a car with Takeda. We'd normally assume that she's a goner at this point, but we've learned to assume very little with this show.

We can't wait to discuss this heart-stopping episode with you all! Leave your theories and opinions in the comments section below. Did it all go down the way you thought it would? Are you glad that Daniel is still alive, murder suspect though he may be? And who do you think really pulled that trigger?

Revenge's Big Death Is Finally Revealed! So What Comes Next?

(2/16/12) Anyone else feel like they just got off a roller coaster? Who knew TV could make you feel like that?!

Revenge, hands-down our favorite new show of the year, has been promising us a shocking death since the opening scene of the pilot. Six months later, it all came full circle in "Chaos," and you know what? The show did not disappoint, revealing the dead body on the beach and giving us a whole new slew of mysteries to obsess over in the process. It was arguably the ABC drama's best episode thus far, keeping the tension high and continuously dropping delicious bombshells throughout the hour.

So who was killed on the beach? And what does the murder mean for everyone else in the Hamptons?

Wheeee! Daniel's (Joshua Bowman) alive! So long, Tyler (Ashton Holmes)! While we're sure most people at home will not miss you, we're betting a few viewers will miss the bat-s--t crazy shenanigans you brought to the Hamptons.

Yes, crazy ole Tyler returned to Revenge in spectacular fashion in the beginning of the hour, revealing he was the one to steal Emily's (Emily VanCamp) box o' secrets...and that he kidnapped the real Emily/fake Amanda (Margarita Levieva)! No matter how hard you try, you just can't keep a bad guy down.

Tyler threatens Emily, asking for money or he'll show up at her engagement party and kill Daniel. While the trade does go down, there's a slight hitch: Amanda joins him after learning Emily betrayed her. After getting the money from Emily, Tyler decides he still wants to crash the party and kill Daniel, all while framing Emily for the crime. When he goes down to the beach, he exposes Emily's revenge scheme to Daniel, all while holding him at gunpoint.

Fortunately, it turns out Tyler was in fact the dead body on the beach...but who pulled the trigger? Jack (Nick Wechsler) discovers Amanda at the scene of the crime and instructs her to leave, getting his fingerprints all over the body, the cellphone and the gun in the process. Fool for love, y'all!

Another suspect? Daniel, the boy who lived! Covered in blood, he walks up to Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and the rest of the gang at the scene of the crime. Yeah, he's definitely looking guilty right now, but who cares? He's alive! Wheeee! Congratulations, Revenge, you are not a murderer of a handsome romantic lead!

While Tyler was loved by, well, no one in the Hamptons, it seems like everyone will be affected by the murder, from the Graysons to the Porters. So where do we go from here? To court, of course! "You start to see the aftermath," Christa B. Allen teases. "Someone is dead, so someone had to be the killer. We've got to figure out that next." In completely unrelated news: we hear things are about to get very interesting for Daniel.

Expect the murder investigation and trial to garner a lot of attention. "As you can imagine, the death where plenty of people know about it and it's in a rich community in one of the richest, most popular, frequent party-throwing families in that community is involved, there's going to be a lot of attention on it," Wechsler teases.

As for what's ahead personally for Jack, who was about to sail to Haiti before being dragged into the drama, Wechsler says, "He's in protection mode. I think he's in like, "What the f--k just happened?" mode, so he's got to get a hold of Amanda. He's like, 'You go away now and you take my car and go hide somewhere, but oh crap, I don't know how to get a hold of you and I don't know what it means if I can't.'" Too bad Emily's Japanese mentor Satoshi Takeda (Hiroyuki Sanada) offered her a lift and seems to have plans for Amanda, like death plans. Ruh-roh!

While this isn't confirmed, we've heard that the show may be doing an all-flashback episode soon, which sounds pretty awesome, right?! Something to look forward to in flashbacks? Seeing more of Conrad's (Henry Czerny) evil ways. "I just read [episode] 18 and how dark Conrad goes revealing more of the past...it gets pretty messy."

What did you think of Revenge's "Chaos"? Are you happy or disappointed that Tyler was the one murdered on the beach? Did you see his death coming? How much will you miss Holmes on the ABC show?

'Revenge' is sweet for stars, ABC and fans seeking escape

(2/13/12) It rarely hurts to appeal to baser instincts.

ABC is reaping rewards with Revenge (Wednesday, 10 ET/PT), a first-year, soapy drama that has been building buzz and an avid fan base eager to follow Emily Thorne's (Emily VanCamp) attempts to get back at The Hamptons elites who wronged her and her late father.

Revenge's ratings aren't huge (8.5 million viewers), but they include many advertiser-coveted young women and mark ABC's best showing in the time slot since Lost in 2007.

In the show, Emily — who was once Amanda Clarke — returns to The Hamptons as an adult with a plan to take vengeance on all who conspired to frame her father as a terrorist, especially the rich, imperious Grayson clan and its queen, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe). Producers give a nod to classic revenge tale The Count of Monte Cristo as inspiration.

The show's appeal is basic, VanCamp says: "Revenge is a universal language. Everybody has thought about it at some point. I think that people are looking for good old escapism."

Called by many a guilty pleasure, the series juggles numerous stories: Emily's revenge plan; her romantic triangle with fiancé Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman) and bartender Jack Porter (Nick Wechsler); her rivalry with Victoria; and the disintegrating marriage of Daniel's parents, Victoria and Conrad (Henry Czerny).

Revenge raises the stakes this week with a return to the Labor Day weekend engagement ball seen in the pilot, where Daniel disappeared and somebody was shot on the beach. Viewers will learn who is dead and who will be arrested, while seeing characters, conversations and perspective not included in the first episode.

Creator Mike Kelley says the biggest surprise may be "not the whos, but the hows and the whys." He has many tales to tell, including a full flashback episode set in 2003, and the show will jump ahead to winter after a couple more episodes.

"We're not afraid to really burn through story. We want to keep things as alive and dramatic as possible," he says.

Stowe says the show may be a good fit for tough times.

"People are hurting and fearful economically about their livelihoods and their future. I think they feel, with what happened with the stock market and Wall Street, there's a sense of villainy out there. And now they get to watch this completely fantasized version of that world," she says. "People are enjoying seeing (the characters') lives go askew."

As the heroine, Emily is a flawed figure, damaged by the betrayal against her father and a childhood spent in foster care and juvenile detention. To this point, she has taken down some of her enemies, including a former prosecutor and a psychologist; burned down a writer's house; and even seen friends, such as Jack, hurt inadvertently by her plotting.

"I think she was pretty corrupted even before she made it to The Hamptons. She lost everything and really has nothing left to lose," VanCamp says. "A big concern of mine when I read the script initially was, how do you continue to make this character likable even though she's doing these awful things? When you see the flashbacks of young (Amanda) and how much pain she had to endure, those are essential to the story. … There's a glimpse of vulnerability."

Emotional entanglements can affect Emily's plans, Kelley says. "It was all very clear and clean when it was a blueprint in her head, and now her heart's getting involved. She definitely has feelings for Daniel, for Jack and for Nolan (Gabriel Mann), as a friend. It's making her commitment more challenging."

As Emily is complicated, so is Victoria, Stowe says. Although she has what might be considered the villain's role, Victoria deeply loves her son, as she did an earlier man in her life (James Purefoy), who will appear in an upcoming episode.

"Emily and Victoria are not dissimilar. Emily is on a path as amoral as Victoria's has been," Stowe says.

Stowe and VanCamp both revel in the tension-filled meetings of their calculating characters. VanCamp says, "These are two very twisted women who are essentially going at each other's throats with smiles."

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

(2/9/12) "American Idol" once again took the overall crown for ratings Wednesday evening, with just under 19 million viewers, though "Criminal Minds" and "Modern Family" were not far behind at roughly 13 million viewers apiece.

FOX won the night with 13.9 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/12 share in households. CBS was second at 10.3 million, 6.6/10, followed by ABC at 8.4 million, 5.2/8. NBC was fourth at 5.3 million, 3.6/6 and the CW was last with 1 million viewers, 0.7/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX also won with a solid 4.5 rating, followed by ABC (3.1), CBS (2.4), NBC (1.6) and the CW (0.5).

Ratings hour-by-hour:
8 p.m.:
FOX: "American Idol" (18.9 million viewers, 10.8/17 households)
CBS: "Person to Person" premiere (6.0 million, 4.1/6)
ABC: "The Middle" (8.3 million, 5.0/8)/"Suburgatory" (7.3 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: "Whitney" (4.1 million, 2.7/4)/"Are You There Chelsea?" (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (1.3 million, 0.9/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (6.0)

9 p.m.:
CBS: "Criminal Minds" (13.6 million, 8.6/13)
FOX: "Mobbed" (8.8 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: "Modern Family" (12.9 million, 7.6/11)/"Happy Endings" (6.9 million, 4.2/6)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (5.3 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: "Remodeled" (713,000, 0.5/1)
18-49 leader: "Modern Family" (5.5)

10 p.m.:
CBS: "CSI" (11.4 million, 7.312)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (6.7 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: "Revenge" (7.6 million, 5.0/8)
18-49 leader: "CSI" (2.7)

Revenge Star Teases the Big Death That's About to Rock the Hamptons!

(2/8/12) One week. We repeat: one week.

Yes, Revenge fans, the show's big episode, in which we finally find out who got shot on the beach, is just one week away. We're more excited for the Fire and Ice party than Emily (Emily VanCamp) is after she takes down one of her many targets. We apologize if that scares you.

We caught up with Ashley Madekwe, who plays conniving fashionista Ashley, to find out anything and everything we could about the sure-to-be game-changing episode. So was Madekwe shocked when she finally found out which costar she'd be saying goodbye to?

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"By the time we found out, no, but in the beginning right up until episode 12 or 13, we were kept in the dark," Madekwe tells us. "I think Mike [Kelley], the creator of the show, he didn't know. He kept changing his mind. We're about to show episode 15 and we've only just read episode 17, so we're that close. We're reacting literally to what the audience likes and does not like."

Reacting to what the audience likes?! Then we're guessing our boy Daniel (Joshua Bowman) is safe considering the audience loves him. Wheeee! (But seriously, we will totally bust out our red Sharpies and terrorize the Revenge production offices if Daniel is the one to go. Just sayin'!)

Of the episode, Madekwe couldn't reveal much, but she teases, "It goes all the way back to the beginning with the Fire and Ice party and it's really cool because I thought that we were going to use footage that we had already shown, but we re-shot the whole Fire and Ice party. You see the whole thing from a different perspective and what you think was going on wasn't going on."

Revenge airs tonight at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Revenge First Look: Fire and Ice Party Promises Death and Drama!

(2/1/12) (Photo 1) And it all comes back to this...

In exactly two weeks, Revenge will answer its biggest mystery that's been building since the pilot's opening scene: who gets shot on the beach at Daniel (Joshua Bowman) and Emily's (Emily VanCamp) engagement party? ABC has just released photos from the episode, aptly titled "Chaos," which features the gang looking spiffy in their "Fire and Ice" themed attire.

So what else is going down in the sure-to-be shocking episode?

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Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) is interacting with Emily, who was recently-revealed to be her half-sister (unbeknownst to Charlotte), and Nolan (Gabriel Mann). Is that a pill bottle we spy in little Charlotte's hand? Ruh-roh. Then again, Allen did recently tell us that Charlotte "starts to completely emotionally unravel" when the show returns on Feb. 8.

Also pictured are Emily and Daniel on the beach having what seems to be a rather intense moment. We learned in the pilot that they were fighting during the party before Daniel seemingly disappeared to take a walk on the beach. Anyone care to guess what could be troubling the beautiful couple so? Our money's on Emily's close friendship with Jack [Nick Wechsler], who is not featured in any of the pictures.

Revenge returns (finally!) on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. on ABC. (Photo 3)

Revenge Casts A Judge

(1/31/12) As ABC's Revenge nears the February reveal of what exactly happened on the beach during Emily and Daniel's engagement party, more legal types will be drawn into the drama.

Former child actress Veronica Cartwright, who hasn't stopped working since being terrorized in Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic The Birds, will be playing a judge beginning in late February.

Cartwright joins Courtney B. Vance, who recently joined the series as defense attorney Benjamin Brooks. And Victoria's new love interest, to be played by Rome stud James Purefoy beginning in March, now has a name: Dominic.

Emily VanCamp Explains What She's Looking for in a Man

(1/30/12) She may be headed for the altar on her hit show Revenge, but Emily VanCamp, who plays Emily Thorne (and swears she is nothing like her character), is still looking for "the one" in real life.

Most recently connected to Vampire Diaries star Joseph Morgan, VanCamp tells Canada's Flare magazine distance is to blame for their breakup.

"I'm working non-stop in L.A., he's working in Atlanta. It kind of makes it impossible," she says in the March cover story. "It doesn't take away from the love that two people have, and I think he's extraordinary."

Another extraordinary thing: Juggling two suitors on Revenge – humble Jack (Nick Wechsler) and current fiancé, uber-rich Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman) – but that doesn't mean life imitates art for VanCamp.

"It's all about making me laugh. I can be quite serious sometimes so laughing is key," she says of what she looks for in the perfect boyfriend. "I think it's important to be with a guy who has a strong sense of integrity. That's how I was raised, and that's something I look for. And humility. I think people who lack humility are really annoying."

More annoying than meddling mother-in-law Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe)? There are a pair of, according to Entertainment Weekly, jaw-dropping episodes in February we'll just have to wait and see!

Revenge Star on Finding Out Who Dies: "I Threw a Chair Through a Window!"

(1/25/12) It's the big question on Revenge: Who is going to die?

We saw a dead body on the beach in the very first episode, and now, the cast knows who it is. Dun dun dun. So how did they react?

We sat down with stars Connor Paolo (Declan) and Christa B. Allen (Charlotte) and found out the reveal was big enough there was some furniture thrown!

"We all read it for the first time in a read-through sitting around a table," Paolo tells us. "And when I found out I picked up a chair and threw it through a window. We were excited."

So yeah, it's safe to say our excitement for episode 15, aptly titled "Chaos," just went up a few levels, if that was even possible.

When the hit ABC series returns Feb. 8, summer is coming to an end, Hamptonites, and things are about to get very, very dark! "From what I've heard," Allen teases, "once we start to getting into winter things get very cold and very dark in more than one way. We've kind of had the position during summer of these parties and you can kind of be distracted from all the craziness that's happening, but I think once the winter hits it's going to get even more real because you don't have all that celebration and fun."

Paolo adds, "The show has been on a downhill from the beginning. It started dangerous and now it's like real, real, real dangerous."

Speaking of dangerous, let's get back to that whole someone dying thing, shall we? "I think some of us saw it coming," Allen says of the reveal, while Paolo adds, "I guess if you do want to sit down and play Sherlock Holmes with it you can, but I think it's more fun to just let it take you wherever."

While they're not spilling any details about the upcoming death (they'd like to keep their jobs, thank you very much!), the duo teased that not all is revealed in the episode, like the identity of the murderer. "We allude to who did it, but we don't confirm," Allen says. Paolo says viewers will "have at least three of four Clue suspects. It could be Colonel Mustard or Mr. Plum or the green one. From the way the script is written, it hints that it could've gone a couple different ways."

It was recently revealed that Charlotte is actually Emily's half-sister and Allen says she wasn't kept in the dark about that particular plot twist. "I learned very early on so that was a tough secret to keep. [Creator] Mike Kelley revealed that one to me and that blew my mind."

While Charlotte has yet to find out that Conrad (Henry Czerny) is not her biological father, Paolo teases, "Stuff gets tough for Declan and Charlotte after this news really stars to get out there." Allen adds that Charlotte "starts to completely emotionally unravel."

So how will it affect the now-happy couple? Paolo continues, "It would be as if you have a lover that is going through a serious emotional crises and literally asking them, 'Who am I? I have no idea who I am anymore.' It's really going to affect your relationship."

Who do you think is getting killed in episode 15, Revenge fans? Are you hoping Charlotte becomes more involved in Emily's storyline?

Rome's James Purefoy Heads to Revenge to Woo Victoria Grayson

(1/20/12) Sorry, Conrad Grayson: Victoria is getting a new lover!

James Purefoy, who portrayed Mark Antony on HBO's Rome, will play a love interest for Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) on Revenge, TheInsider.com reports.

While details on his role are scarce, Stowe teases, "She's going to have a big, passionate love affair." The mystery lover will first appear in Episode 17, two episodes following the murder that took place in a flash forward in the pilot.

Revenge Signs Law and Order Star

(1/19/12) Revenge's Conrad Grayson had best look out as his soon-to-be ex-wife Victoria has just signed with a powerful divorce attorney.

Actor Courtney B. Vance, already known for his legal dealings as A.D.A. Ron Carver on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, has been signed to play attorney Benjamin Barrett.

And while a murder trial will also soon be getting under way on Revenge after the shocking turn of events at Victoria's Fire and Ice Ball in early February, the divorce proceedings will also linger for some time, as Courtney is so far scheduled to appear in at least three episodes.

You know this is going to get nasty!

Fast national ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

(1/19/12) "American Idol," while still the top program of the night, saw a 17% drop in total viewers over the Season 10 debut a year ago. It averaged 21.6 million viewers over its two-hour premiere, in contrast to Season 10's 26.1 million. Season 11 was down 28% over its Season 9 debut. It was the biggest drop the show has ever had between season premieres, which have been declining in numbers since the highest-rated premiere in Season 6.

FOX won the night easily, with 21.6 million viewers and a 12.2 rating/19 share in households. CBS was second with 11.2 million, and a 7.1/11, followed by ABC at 8.1 million, 5.0/8 and NBC with 5.7 million, 3.8/6. The CW trailed with 1.1 million and 0.7/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX also dominated with a 7.2, though that was down 26% over last year's 9.7. It was followed by ABC (3.0), CBS (2.5), NBC (1.5) and the CW (0.5).

Wednesday hour by hour:
8 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (21.3 million, 12/19)
CBS: "NCIS" rerun (9.1 million, 5.9/9)
ABC: "The Middle" (8.2 million, 5.0/8)/ "Suburgatory" (7.0 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: "Whitney (4.3 million, 2.8/4)/"Are You There, Chelsea?" (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (1.5 million, 1.0/2)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (6.9)

9 p.m.
FOX: "American Idol" (21.95 million, 12.3/18)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" (12.8 million, 8.0/12)
ABC: "Modern Family" (11.8 million, 7.0/11)/"Happy Endings" (6.2 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "Harry's Law" (6.4 million, 4.2/6)
The CW: "Remodeled" rerun (605 K, 0.4/1)
18-49 leader: "American Idol" (7.5)

10 p.m.
CBS: "CSI" (11.8 million, 7.4/12)
ABC: "Revenge" (7.6 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (6.4 million, 4.3/7)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (2.3)

Madeleine Stowe Finds Faith Moving Dead Bodies in Haiti

(1/14/12) We're nearing the end of our trip and we head for Fr. Rick's and the St. Luke team's weekly visit to the General Hospital morgue.

We pull up and Fr. Rick, beside me, bows his head and clenches his eyes tightly in anticipation for a job he will never be used to. We're about to pull out as many bodies from the morgue's lockers as we can possibly carry in three trucks. It's a devotion the team performs because of their belief in all human dignity – where the dead are lost or forgotten with no one to claim them, Rick and his men retrieve their broken bodies and give them a proper burial.

I've joined the team before in this ritual. There's the narrow, gray hall with the overwhelming smell of death. It's inescapable and I have to physically grasp my legs to keep them from giving out.

Raphael and Conan open the first locker, bodies spill across the room, their limbs in all directions, resting atop one another. Each man and woman, some with IVs still in their veins, has a story we'll never know.

The babies are the toughest to take in. They rest there, unclaimed, no one to give them passage to the next world.

The men, hands gloved, begin singing a vivid Creole spiritual from deep in their lungs. And to combat the odor of decay, they light cigarettes and pour rum from a bottle into their mouths. Fr. Rick takes a drag. There's no other way to stay in these rooms without passing out. I abstain and hang on.

For two hours we work away, lifting bodies, placing them in clean linen, a new rosary on each chest, then zip their bags. The men beat a rhythm on the walls, singing, willing the dead to be lifted from this earth and sent to a better place. For incomprehensible reasons, I don't want our work to end.

There are two more lockers and it seems wrong to stop before each body is pulled away to safety. I think we've been there 20 minutes when, in fact, it's two hours. The final body, a man, muscular even in death, frozen in time, is dragged from this fearsome in-between place. Rick bends over his body, gives a blessing. We cover his graceful figure and slide him away. Hand to hand, he's lifted and placed onto the truck with the others.

In 15 short minutes, Sanford and I, unable to speak change our clothes and go to the living. There are 800 children at the Academy of Peace and Justice (the country's first free high school) and it's final exam time in the sparkling new building. We wait to see their faces, joyful and new, all in uniforms.

Just Minutes Between Death and Life

The clock strikes 11 and they pour out of their classrooms, triumphant and giddy. It's the end of the first semester in a rare free secondary school. I'm acutely aware that life and death and life, again, exist within seconds of each other and that, right here in this compound and outside its gates, all things converge. Events flood and merge, then separate. We walk through this sea of glorious faces – alive, flourishing and safe. They are the new day.

During the evening, Sanford, Mudcat and I go upstairs to the hospital wing where malnourished babies are treated. An infant boy lays in his crib, unconscious, his arms stretched rigid and wide, his breathing labored. I can't pick him up, so I place my hand on his little chest. I feel his bones and skin so fragile, as if he would dissolve into ash under my fingertips. He fights for each breath and all I can do is hope he feels a warm hand receiving each gasp.

Another baby cries and coughs, and I ask the Haitian nurse if I can pick her up. She smiles sweetly and allows me this moment. The little girl sputters then starts, releases a small cry, then gradually calms. I carry her to the window so she can look outside. There's a world out there, vibrant and waiting. I have hope she'll know it in time.

It's well past midnight and we're finally in bed. From my room, I hear Mudcat and Sanford chatting. The Virginian is wired. I somehow fall asleep, then awaken at 3 a.m. Mudcat has gotten up and goes outside. In the morning, I ask Mudcat if he awoke to smoke a cigarette? He shakes his head, starts to tell me he went to look up at the stars, then confesses, of the organization that cares for 900,000 people, "This place is a miracle. Tell me I'm crazy, but all the money in the world couldn't have created anything like this. There's power here that I've never felt anywhere else."

I don't know about things like God, but I've seen faith at work in surprising ways. That maybe we see the intangible by being with one another and reaching out to needful strangers, and by taking their strong hands. They rid us of our own aloneness and they give us much in return. I think of the dead in the morgue and of the living all around us and how they're woven together.

And to this, Fr. Rick writes me:
"The light radiated
by this mystery is subtle
but you know it
the bonds of the invisible world are very
deep and very mysterious
you are already bonded
to the people in the morgue in a real way
and you are giving them strength
and they are pointing
to a deep reality and keeping you focused on it
that margins and exclusion
and loneliness produce hell
and friendship and solidarity produce heaven
even in the most unbearable circumstance
this is heaven
you know it already
and heaven is just
God's light"

I'll always come back.

Fast national ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

(1/12/12) The People's Choice Awards were the viewing choice of fewer people Wednesday than they were last year, but they still helped CBS lead the night in total viewers. "Modern Family" was down some from last week but still scored the night's biggest audience for ABC and led the network to the top of the adults 18-49 rankings.

Elsewhere, NBC's new comedy block of "Whitney" and "Are You There, Chelsea?" had an OK start, and the final season premiere of "One Tree Hill" was down from its 2010-11 debut but in line with last season's average.

CBS drew 8.9 million viewers and a 6.0 rating/9 share in households for the night, narrowly beating ABC (8.8 million, 5.7/9) for the top spot. NBC (7.75 million, 5.2/8) was not far behind in third. FOX came in a fairly distant fourth with a little more than 3 million viewers and a 1.9/3, and The CW (1.3 million, 0.9/1) trailed.

ABC led the 18-49 demographic throughout the night and finished with a 3.1 rating. CBS took second with a 2.3, half a point better than NBC's 1.8. FOX averaged 1.1 and The CW 0.6.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.
ABC: "The Middle" (9.6 million, 5.8/9)/"Suburgatory" (9 million, 5.4/8)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (8.9 million, 5.8/9)
NBC: "Whitney (6.1 million, 4.0/6)/"Are You There, Chelsea?" series premiere (6.4 million, 4.2/6)
FOX: "Mobbed" rerun (2.7 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" season premiere (1.75 million, 1.1/2)
18-49 leader: "The Middle" (3.0)

9 p.m.
CBS: 2012 People's Choice Awards (9.85 million, 6.7/10)
ABC: "Modern Family" (12.3 million, 7.4/11)/"Happy Endings" (7.1 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: "Harry's Law" (8.65 million, 5.7/9)
FOX: "Mobbed" (3.3 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" encore (824,000, 0.6/1)
18-49 leader: "Modern Family" (5.1)

10 p.m.
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" (8.4 million, 5.7/9)
CBS: 2012 People's Choice Awards (7.9 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (7.5 million, 5.2/8)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (2.3)

The Secret Is Out! Revenge Stars Find Out Who's Getting Killed Off Today...So Who Is It?

(1/11/12) Death is coming to the Hamptons y'all and he's looking for some company!

Revenge's highly-anticipated 15th episode, which reveals who was murdered on the beach in the pilot's flashforward and who got their murder on, is drawing near and today, the cast finds out who is getting the ax. Dun dun dun. At last night's ABC TCA party, our Kristin Dos Santos chatted with stars Joshua Bowman (Daniel), Gabriel Mann (Nolan), Ashley Madekwe (Ashley) and Connor Paolo (Declan) to get all the scoop on the sure-to-be epic episode, an upcoming wedding propsal and more.

So who's dying?

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Mann told us last night, "We find out tomorrow. We get the script tomorrow. They won't tell us anything!" Madekwe believes creator Mike Kelley might not even know at this point, saying, "I don't think Mike knows all the time. I think he keeps changing his mind!"

Madekwe adds, "Anything's possible," and Mann, terrible man that he is, jokes (we hope!), "It could be me! Maybe I'm the body on the beach." OK, who wants to start the Keep Nolan Alive petition now?

The character most fans are worried about? Grayson good boy Daniel, who we were lead to believe was the body on the beach in the pilot's flashforward. Like his co-stars, Bowman is in the dark, but says, "Whatever happens, I've been having absolutely the time of my life. Everyone in the cast is stellar and I love working with them all. We have a great bond and the chemistry is fantastic."

Paolo, whose character Declan was one of the people who discovered the body on the beach, reveals that they actually shot a reveal when they filmed the pilot. "All I can say it went a little further," he teases. "We shot a reveal of that body. So we did know stuff. I will say the cast we have now is slightly different and there are certain characters we have now that we didn't have in the pilot. We did know some stuff." Paolo also confirms that theres no way the death can be him (duh).

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While most shows would have saved the death reveal for the season finale, Madekwe says it was important to Kelley that the audience learned answers to burning questions in a timely manner. "That was really important to Mike: not drawing things out, like always letting there be answers to questions and giving people what they want."

Mann piggybacks on that sentiment, saying, "It's all about satisfying the audience in the most entertaining way possible, not trying to frustrate people, telling great stories efficiently, quickly and moving the story. I think the biggest issue that they're going to have is the bar has been set so high."

As for what else is coming up, Bowman says viewers "will see the proposal" in episode 13 with Emily (Emily Van Camp), but adds, "what happens after that...it's getting dark." While he believes Emily does have some genuine feelings for Daniel right now, he teases, "You'll see in the next couple of episodes they will fade away very quickly."

And that's something Bowman welcomes as he's hoping to see a darker side of Daniel soon. "I wish he was a bad guy. Trust me, I would love to play a bad guy personally," he says. "It's not happening just yet. Not yet."

Revenge's Paolo Says Declan Will Become An Important Piece in the Grayson Divorce

(1/11/12) Revenge's Conrad (Henry Czerny) and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) may have never warmed up to the fact that their daughter Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) is dating a townie, but Connor Paolo, who plays Declan, says that the Graysons will soon be fighting for his affection.

"Conrad and Victoria are looking for leverage, and Charlotte's big leverage," Paolo says. "Whoever keeps Charlotte happy has a big point over the other one, and being nice to Declan makes Charlotte happy."

In the video interview below, Paolo talks about a major bump in the road Charlotte and Declan will face and how soon all the show's characters will be in a dark, rough place.

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Revenge airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on ABC.

Will Grey's Anatomy, Cougar Town and Pan Am Survive? ABC's Big Boss Tackles Tough Q's

(1/11/12) Cougar Town fans, the wait is over. Or wait, no, sorry, it's actually not at all.

At today's ABC press tour today, ABC President Paul Lee answered the tough question of when Cougar Town is coming back, and why the comedy Work It (which was bashed by critics and viewers alike) made it on the air instead. Reporters also asked Lee about the fate of dramas Grey's Anatomy and Pan Am...

"Well, certainly we don't have any comments about those contracts," Lee says of the Grey's cast negotiations for a season nine. "Grey's came roaring back, it's creatively still at the top of its form. Shonda Rhimes has a vision like nobody else. We've heard her vision for this season and beyond, and I'm feeling really good about the show."

As for Cougar Town, which has yet to air new episodes this season, sources tell us Lee had planned to announce a return date during today's press tour, but die-hard fans will have to sit it out a bit longer.

"We're not quite ready [to announce a return date]," Lee says. "But you'll be hearing in the next couple weeks...The reality is I think Cougar Town is having some of their best episodes. I think when we launch it we'll bring a big strong message that we love the show. We haven't yet landed where it's going to go. It's tentatively slated for March. It's in there for a good reason."

When asked if Cougar Town's delayed return is indicative of a move away from single-camera comedy (in favor of shows like Tim Allen's Last Man Standing), Lee insists, "Quite the opposite. The core of our comedy offering is our Wednesday night, it's something we're extremely proud of...This may be a bit of a dream but it if you look at Happy Endings, Cougar Town and Apartment 23, it'd be great to have a bunch of young irreverent comedies together. That's a little bit of a dream for the future."

So what about Pan Am? It may or may not be a dream for the future as well. "When it opened, it really brought a good audience to it," Lee says. "I think there's a lot of goodwill toward the show. It's a great cast. We have new and original shows right through the end of February and it'll be in contention past that. "

And how's this for a little tidbit to make you go hmmm, Revenge fans? When asked if it's still a possibility that Revenge may move locations away from the Hamptons, Lee says: "I don't want to give anything away about a show that people are on the edge of their seats for, but yes, it is in the cards."

American Horror Story-Revenge crossover next season, anyone? Maybe they can be neighbors in...Tallahassee?

Oh, and in the "yeah-duh" category, Dancing With the Stars is totally not getting the boot anytime soon. "Dancing With the Stars has many more years to come. It's all about the casting, and that's how you keep it alive," Lee says.

Knots Landing Vet Seeks Revenge

(1/9/12) One of my faves — William Devane, who hails from my hometown of Albany, New York — is bringing some of the sophisticated sleaze he displayed as wealthy Knots Landing playboy Gregory Sumner to ABC's Revenge. On the February 8 episode, William debuts as Edward Grayson, the father of Victoria's estranged husband, Conrad. "Edward's the guy who never went to school but founded a great company and turned it over to his son," says William, who's signed on for three to four episodes so far. "He's been semi-retired from the business and living in Manhattan, but now with the marital confusion [between Victoria and Conrad], he's coming back to see what's going on."

Edward holds a special place in his heart for his ice-cold daughter-in-law. "I think I'm a little bit closer to Victoria than I am to my son," William says of his character. Since both of them are single, might Edward make a play for his son's woman at a family soiree? "Well, she's a wonderful dancer."

Fans should enjoy watching William get physical again. More than two decades after his infamous strip croquet scene with Nicollette Sheridan's Paige on Knots Landing, he says Knots viewers still routinely remind him about it. "Nicollette's still fun to be around. We enjoy our horses, but those croquet days are over!"

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

(1/5/12) ABC's comedy-plus-"Revenge" lineup returned with new episodes Wednesday, and since the other networks mostly took the night off, the Alphabet walked away with a decent-sized ratings win. Led by "Modern Family," ABC won all three hours of primetime in adults 18-49 and two of the three in total viewers.

For the night ABC averaged 9.4 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/9 share in households, beating out CBS' 8.2 million viewers and 5.3/8. NBC (3.8 million, 2.6/4) came in third. FOX (2.7 million, 1.7/3) took fourth overall, while The CW trailed with a shade over 900,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

ABC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.3 rating, finishing comfortably ahead of second-place CBS' 2.0. FOX and NBC tied for third at 1.0, and The CW drew a 0.3.

Wednesday hour by hour:
8 p.m.
ABC: "The Middle" (9.95 million viewers, 6.0/9 households)/"Suburgatory" (8.7 million, 5.4/8)
CBS: Special - "I Get That a Lot" (8.3 million, 5.3/8)
NBC: "Up All Night" rerun (3.5 million, 2.4/4)/"Whitney" rerun (3.1 million, 2.1/3)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (2.35 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: "The Secret Circle" rerun (971,000, 0.7/1)
18-49 leader: "The Middle" (3.0)

9 p.m.
ABC: "Modern Family" (14 million, 8.4/13)/"Happy Endings" (7.7 million, 4.8/7)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (8.2 million, 5.4/8)
NBC: "Harry's Law" rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "Mobbed" (3 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "The Secret Circle" rerun (838,000, 0.6/1)
18-49 leader: "Modern Family" (5.6)

10 p.m.
CBS: "CSI" rerun (8.1 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (8 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (3.7 million, 2.6/4)
18-49 leader: "Revenge" (2.5)

Gabriel Mann Teases "Major Hookups" and Possible Sibling Surprises

(1/4/12) Dear Revenge fans, Gabriel Mann, aka Nolan Ross, has a message for all of you: The show is finally returning tonight so you can stop asking him about it on Twitter. You, too, Mrs. Mann!

"I had to keep explaining on Twitter the winter hiatus concept, because they were thinking it was just Revenge and we were being mean to them," he tells us. "My mom called up irate one night and she's like, 'Do you realize we're having a viewing party at our house and it's a repeat? You need to call over to ABC and tell them not to do that.' "

To make up for leaving you cold and alone during the winter hiatus, Mann chatted with us about what fans can expect from Revenge's midseason return, what's in store for Nolan and Emily (Emily VanCamp) and some "major" hookups you won't see coming...

Steel trap that he is, Mann wouldn't tell us much about what's ahead for Nolan and Tyler (Ashton Holmes), but he did tease that tonight's episode features "a whole lot" of the couple dubbed by fans as "TyleNol." "Oh boy, it's a big one," he says.

So what does Mann think of the name TyleNol? "I was trying to figure out it! That's because both of these guys are wound so tight that you need to take an aspirin because you're getting a headache," he tells us. "They're so tense, both of them. I like it. I think it's hilarious. Ashton and I have gotten many laughs over TyleNol."

While Tyler and Nolan may have some fans, we're thinking they're outnumbered by Emily and Nolan fans, who aren't exactly keen on the whole sibling theory brewing about those two. "I love that theory! It's interesting because it seems pretty obvious, but at one point, Emily and I looked at each other and were like, 'Are we the only two blonde people in the cast? That's an interesting coincidence!' " he says. "And sometimes we're together and there's some interesting similarities. I think we both have set off each other performances, and I think there's little subtleties we've picked up on each other, as people would and do in life from spending a lot of time together."

Relax and put down the red Sharpies and road maps for revenge, Emily and Nolan fans. Mann says he has "no idea" if the partners in crime are siblings and reasons that it's just as likely that the series will end with the two running off together. "The beauty of the show is that the writers could choose to take it in any direction and it would work. It could go from [siblings] to the big series finale that Emily and Nolan run off and get hitched and go get married in the Swiss Alps. It wouldn't surprise me," he laughs.

While the two ended their partnership (Boo! Hiss!) at the end of the fall finale thanks to Nolan's involvement with Tyler, the two will make up soon. Whether or not they remain partners is the question we poised to Mann, considering the two acted pretty cold toward one another in the pilot's flashforward, which is rapidly approaching. "We're on shallow ice right now because I think it's been proven that we have the potential to really hurt each other," he teases. "Everything now feels like a very delicate negotiation."

Something Mann is excited for? Episode 15, which will finally reveal who was shot on the beach at Daniel and Emily's engagement party...and who pulled the trigger. "They will not tell us anything. They basically just said any of you can be suspects," he tells us. "I am and I know everybody else is dying to find out how they have put this episode together."

While Mann has no idea if Nolan pulled the trigger, he does know that the second half of the season is going to amp up the drama and intrigue. Basically, start preparing for an overdose of Revenge awesomeness. "The way that they've progressed from 11 to where we're going to be 15 and then where we end up at 22 is just, you know, if the prior episodes were any indication, it's just times two. Everything has been turned up to an even higher setting at this point and the stakes are so high because everything has kind of hit the wall at this point." Color us excited.

Finally, we leave you with this tease from Mann, which has us speculating and theorizing like crazy: "There are of a couple of hook-ups that are going to be so major. I can't say anymore." Gabriel Mann, master of the Revenge tease.

Revenge airs tonight at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Are you excited for Revenge's midseason return tonight? Who would you like to see hook up in the Hamptons? Who do you think is the murdered and the murderer in episode 15?

Madeleine Stowe Blogs from Haiti

(1/4/12) (Photo) After the 20 minute drive from the airport, we drop off our bags at Fr. Rick's permanent home. He sleeps in a small, spare room on the 41-acre compound where the finest pediatric hospital in Haiti stands along with the Academy for Peace and Justice (the country's only free secondary school), and other extensive health, trade and educational programs.

There's even a bakery that makes pasta and bread, feeding thousands of children in St. Luke schools throughout Port Au Prince.

In mere minutes, we pile back into the truck and drive to a cathedral in ruins where 40 families dwell, homeless, to drop off rice.

They line up against the street curb and patiently wait their turn. Fathers holding babies and mothers smiling at us – momentarily relieved from uncertainty. Their children scramble around the shell of the cathedral, playing in the ruins where they live. It's a ghostly sight that I can't shake.

We're heading into the Red Zone, Cite Soleil, with a population between 200,000 and 300,000. A former gang member, Ash, helps give us safe passage. Fr. Rick jumps on a motorcycle taxi and zigzags ahead through Port Au Prince.

Make no mistake; this man is tough as they come. He's fearless, hardcore and known to "show teeth" when needed. Rick earned respect from the most hardened gangsters in the area: the "Chimere," who lay down their guns to allow his Haitian St. Luke team to bring in clean water, feed malnourished children and give medical treatment in street clinics.

The sight of the endless rows of rusted, corrugated tin shacks embedded in mud, rivers of open sewage and trash, much of it washed in from the mountains during violent hurricanes, unsettles me in its heartbreak. Rick is instantly mobbed, surrounded by locals – and he speaks to each one of them, smiling, listening and looking them intently in the eye.

Packs of children, some almost naked, leap out at us, lively and starved for new stimuli from the outside world.

Strangely, in all of this mud and debris, the girls wear hair ribbons. Mudcat bends down and carries two little ones in his arms. ... Several others grab at me with tremendous affection and openness, laugh at most anything, and talk endlessly. "Mama, Mama," they call me as if trying to make this true.

We're standing in the middle of rubble, refuse and stench where there's no running water or electricity, let alone conventional toilets. The kids take Bookstaver and me by the hand and lead us around. They're curious about my long hair – a few start stroking it and because their warmth is so powerful, I'm moved beyond measure. It strikes me, as always, that they're giving me so much more than I can ever give them.

I look up to see Saunders and Bookstaver staring off ahead, momentarily astonished. Rows of beautiful new houses in lime green appear out of nowhere and beyond them, a nearly complete hospital, St. Mary's at the edge of the sea.

Helping Locals Realize Their Own Vision

A tall Haitian man strides over to us, followed by six or seven of his friends. This is Badu and his contruction crew. Fr. Rick and St. Luke's have been working closely with them, funding and enabling their talent and enormous will to build dignified homes in the most blighted and difficult area of the Western hemisphere.

Badu and his team grew up like the rest of the children in Cite Soleil, but they were given a chance. Fr. Rick, who believes firmly in helping locals realize their own vision and talks about what he calls "the starting point," later reminds us: "They're not looking to be lifted out of this mud. They want to take themselves out of it."

I look at the children and the men and women around us: they radiate, ebullient and persevering.

Fr. Rick, Ash and Badu's crew tell jokes and break out into a rousing Creole song, clapping their hands, laughing, while enjoying this profound accomplishment. They celebrate, a recognition that they've transcended the circumstances they were born into – their "Starting Point."

They're altering their Cite Soleil. And they carry their own light, making us feel that all things are possible.

Check back this week for Stowe's final installment on her trip to Haiti, exclusively in her own words on PEOPLE.com

Madeleine Stowe Blogs Her Haiti Trip

(12/31/11) (Photo) I'm Madeleine Stowe. You may know me most recently as Victoria Grayson on ABC's Revenge. While I've seen many things in my 30 years as an actor, I wanted to share the indelible experience of my trip to Haiti just before Christmas.

I first went to Haiti more than a year before the devastating quake that shook the tiny country, killing over 300,000 people in seconds. Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis gathered together a small group of friends, myself included, we took the trip, and after which, we formed Artists For Peace and Justice (APJ).

APJ supports the stunning education, medical, and social efforts of a local Doctor and priest, Father Richard Frechette at his Haitian-run St. Luke organization. They've served for 25 years, reaching the poorest and often forgotten areas of the nation – places in the Cite Soleil that even the U.N. fears and won't step foot in – and continue their efforts to rebuild the devastated country. Together, we've opened the only free secondary school in Haiti.

Now, nearly three years after my first of multiple trips, I decided to head back to the fragile Caribbean country I've been unable to forget since the day I first touched ground there.

I return because I can't help myself, counting the days till I see my Haiti friends and am able to introduce them to two stateside ones: Mudcat Saunders, a kick-ass Virginian political strategist to several senators, governors and presidential hopefuls and Sanford Bookstaver, the gifted director and co-executive producer of Revenge.

"What do I bring, darlin'?" a puzzled Saunders asks me over the phone. "All you'll need are summer clothes and two pairs of shoes … rain boots, if you have any," I explain to him. I try and prepare Bookstaver as well, and although he's a man with a penchant for traveling to far-flung places, I know this prepping will be a worthless exercise. No one can ever convey what a visit to Haiti truly looks like until you're there.

Those three years, hundreds of phone calls and nearly two thousand emails later, I'm deeply tied to the men and women doing what others call "impossible" work on the ground in Haiti. Much of the St. Luke teams' work rests on 41 acres across a small dirt road from the U.S. Embassy and a large U.N. Military camp.

I've watched the number of people the organization serves grow at a breathtaking rate: 900,000 Haitians a year now directly benefit from St. Luke's impressive infrastructure. It's near impossible to do justice describing their impassioned efforts. And when I try, I'm not sure if anyone who hasn't seen their work believes me.

We're picked up at the airport by Fr. Rick, a strong-looking man, American born, with determined chin and warm eyes, his childhood friend, Conan, who helps keep St. Luke's running, and by Raphael, Fr. Rick's Haitian advisor and right hand.

I'm thrilled to see my friends again. Familiar with their drill, which means going through the front gates and the bustling crowd of Haitians as swiftly as possible for security's sake (there have been a good number of kidnappings in Port Au Prince in recent years), I prepare myself.

We're immediately hit by the aroma of smoke that always permeates the city, there's no escaping it even if you wanted to. It accompanies a surge I feel ... a sense of place. And oddly, I have no fear when perhaps I should. Hustling into the huge white commercial-sized flatbed truck with green "St. Luc" lettering, the men put me in the front cab with Raphael at the wheel while they load our bags into the open bed, instructing Saunders and Booksaver to climb up and hold on. I smile to myself knowing the ride they're in for – I'm more than familiar with its dramatic charm, a trip unlike anything most have ever experienced.

I glance ahead through the window. USAID tarps dot the miles alongside the road where Haitians, still homeless from the quake live. Everything is in motion through the heat and smoke of a city still in ruin two years later.

I'm pierced by the Haitians' vibrant will to live. I search strangers' faces looking for hints that their lives have changed since my last visit. Booksaver is struck by the omnipresent poverty which he says is unrivaled in his other travels, while Saunders seems relieved not to have yet seen anything he hadn't been prepared for. My heart quickens. In four short days, mine and my companions' notions on just about everything in life are about to be rearranged.

Check back this week for more on Stowe's trip to Haiti, exclusively in her own words on PEOPLE.com.

Most (and least) watched shows of fall

(12/27/11) Now that we’re in rerun hell, it’s high time to take stock of what we liked (and loathed) from September to December. Below is a list of every network show and how many viewers each one averaged.

While these numbers aren’t a key piece of the puzzle for the broadcast nets when they are setting ad rates and deciding whether to renew a series, they definitely help to tell a story of a program’s true popularity.*

1. NCIS (CBS, 21.4 million)
2. Sunday NFL Football (NBC, 19.9)
3. Two and a Half Men (CBS, 18.9)
4. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 18.5)
5. NCIS: LA (CBS, 17.4)
6. DWTS: Results (ABC, 16.65)
7. Big Bang Theory (CBS, 16.61)
8. Modern Family (ABC, 15.066)
9. NFL Pre-Kick (NBC, 15.063)
10. 60 Minutes (CBS, 14.67)
11. Mentalist (CBS, 14.6)
12. Criminal Minds (CBS, 14.4)
13. The OT (Fox, 14.0)
14. 2 Broke Girls (CBS, 13.6)
15. Mike & Molly (CBS, 13.56)
16. Unforgettable (CBS, 13.532)
17. Person of Interest (CBS, 13.531)
18. Hawaii 5-0 (CBS, 13.4)
19. CSI (CBS, 13.2)
20. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 13.1)
21. Blue Bloods (CBS, 12.9)
22. X Factor Wed (Fox, 12.5)
23. Survivor: South Pacific (CBS, 12.5)
24. X Factor Thurs (Fox, 12.3)
25. Castle (ABC, 12.2)
26. Once Upon a Time (ABC, 12.0)
27. Good Wife (CBS, 11.9)
28. How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 11.5)
29. Last Man Standing (ABC, 11.47)
30. Rules of Engagement (CBS, 11.45)
31. CSI: Miami (CBS, 11.42)
32. CSI: NY (CBS, 11.34)
33. Football Night in America 3 (NBC, 11.1)
34. Amazing Race 19 (CBS, 11.05)
35. Body of Proof (ABC, 11.03)
36. Desperate Housewives (ABC, 11.0)
37. Bones (Fox, 10.2)
38. New Girl (Fox, 10.0)
39. Terra Nova (Fox, 9.98)
40. Glee (Fox, 9.90)
41. Revenge (ABC, 9.8)
42. Middle (ABC, 9.82)
43. House (Fox, 9.7)
44. Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 9.1)
45. Suburgatory (ABC, 9.0)
46. Harry’s Law (NBC, 8.99)
47. Private Practice (ABC, 8.98)
48. How to be a Gentleman (CBS, 8.6 million)
49. A Gifted Man (CBS, 8.5)
50. Fear Factor (NBC, 8.5)
51. Pan Am (ABC, 8.2)
52. Simpsons (Fox, 7.77)
53. Happy Endings (ABC, 7.70)
54. Hell’s Kitchen Mon 9 (Fox, 7.4)
55. Hell’s Kitchen Mon 8 (Fox, 7.3)
56. Office (NBC, 7.29)
57. Family Guy (Fox, 7.26)
58. Parenthood (NBC, 7.1)
59. Grimm (NBC, 7.0)
60. Charlie’s Angels (ABC, 6.919)
61. Man Up (ABC, 6.915)
62. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC, 6.8)
63. Biggest Loser 12 (NBC, 6.7)
64. Raising Hope (Fox, 6.6)
65. Sat. Night College Football (ABC, 6.30)
66. Up All Night (NBC, 6.14)
67. Prime Suspect (NBC, 6.12)
68. I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Fox, 6.0)
69. Football Night in America 2 (NBC, 5.97)
70. Dateline Fri (NBC, 5.93)
71. American Dad (Fox, 5.7)
72. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC, 5.77)
73. 48 Hours Mystery (CBS, 5.75)
74. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 9 p.m. (ABC, 5.4)
75. Whitney (NBC, 5.3)
76. Playboy Club (NBC, 5.2)
77. Sing Off (NBC, 5.17)
78. Cleveland Show (Fox, 5.14)
79. 20/20 Friday (ABC, 5.10)
80. Cleveland Show Sunday 8:30 (Fox, 5.07)
81. You Deserve It (ABC, 5.03)
82. Crimetime Sat 9 p.m. (CBS, 4.5)
83. Middle Tuesday (ABC, 4.48)
84. Allen Gregory (Fox, 4.45)
85. Parks and Recreation (NBC (4.42)
86. SVU Saturday (NBC, 4.3)
87. Kitchen Nightmares (Fox, 4.29)
88. Prime Suspect Sat. (NBC, 4.26)
89. Sat. Football pregame (ABC, 4.22)
90. COPS Sat. 8:30 (Fox, 4.19)
91. Community (NBC, 4.18)
92. Fringe (Fox, 4.10)
93. Rock Center (NBC, 4.01)
94. Free Agents (NBC, 3.9)
95. Chuck (NBC, 3.888)
96. Suburgatory Tues. (ABC, 3.886)
97. COPS Sat. 8 p.m. (Fox, 3.77)
98. Up All Night 8:30 (NBC, 3.72)
99. Comedytime Sat. 1 (CBS, 3.6)
100. Harry’s Law Sat. (NBC, 3.5)
101. Comedytime Sat. 2 (CBS, 3.3)
102. Vampire Diaries (CW, 3.1)
103. Terra Nova Sat. (Fox, 2.5)
104. America’s Next Top Model 17 (CW, 2.37)
105. Secret Circle (CW, 2.34)
106. Supernatural (CW, 2.25)
107. Hart of Dixie (CW, 2.1)
108. Nikita (CW, 2.06)
109. Ringer (CW, 2.02)
…112. 90210 (CW, 1.7)
113. Gossip Girl (CW, 1.68)
114. Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 1.65)
…120. H8R (CW, 1.2)

*Note: Season averages include repeats. If a program (original or rerun) aired in a different time slot, it is listed separately. Rankings for NBC’s Sunday Night football is also broken up because each half-hour can command different ad rates.

Madeleine Stowe on Golden Globe Nomination

(12/15/11) Revenge's Ice Queen Defrosts! "The nomination has absolutely stunned me. I'm so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for their recognition of Revenge so early on in the show's life, to Mike Kelley, our gifted creator for conjuring up an animal like 'Victoria,' and to Phillip Noyce, the brazen and bold director who brought us so much guidance. Emily VanCamp is my partner in evil doing and I'm lucky to be onscreen with her and the rest of our gifted cast. This is a happy, if unexpected moment. I'll need a bourbon at wrap."—Madeleine Stowe, Revenge

Nominations for 69th Annual Golden Globes

(12/15/11) Ricky Gervais will host the 69th installment of the awards show, taking place Jan. 15 on NBC.

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness.

William Devane joins cast as Grayson patriarch

(12/13/11) It’s time to meet Grandpa Grayson on ABC’s Revenge: EW has learned exclusively that soap vet William Devane has just been cast as Edward Grayson, the father of Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) and patriarch of the powerful Hamptons clan.

Our source says that Edward Grayson is summoned to Southampton by none other than Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), to help in her divorce battle against her estranged husband Conrad. The Grayson divorce storyline will only continue to heat up when the series returns on Jan. 4.

As of right now, Devane is set to appear as Edward Grayson in episodes 14 and 15, which are currently scheduled to air in February. Episode 15 is the doozy hour that fans have been waiting for, where much about the beach murder that launched the series will be revealed.

Devane is known for a variety of roles, from movies like Marathon Man to Payback, but he’s best known for his 10 years playing the villainous Gregory Sumner on Knots Landing, the spin-off of Dallas.

Revenge Gets Full Season

For Emily VanCamp, Revenge is sweet. ABC has given a full-season order to the contemporary take on The Count of Monte Cristo, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Suburgatory, starring Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto, has also been picked up for a full season. Executive-produced by Mike Kelley, Revenge debuted to 10.15 million viewers. Its latest outing on Wednesday drew 7.9 million viewers. Suburgatory, which follows a single dad who uproots his daughter from New York proper to the suburbs, debuted to 9.8 million viewers, marking a 27 percent improvement over last year's tenant of the time slot, Better With You. The latest episode drew 8.7 million viewers.