Things are looking up for John Casey on Fox 8′s Chuck. Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss is joining Chuck‘s final season as a love interest/foil for Adam Baldwin’s lovelorn spy.
Her character, Gertrude Verbanski, is a former spy who now runs Verbanski Corp. — the chief rival of Chuck and Sarah’s new company. She’s ruthless and deadly, yet she also has a weak spot for Casey, her old rival.
News of Gertrude’s imminent arrival leaked out at America’s cult Comic-Con last weekend, prompting Baldwin to declare, “Casey has either met his match, or his love match.”
Chuck airs on Fox 8 at 8.30pm Fridays.
Two And A Half Men
According to some US websites, Ashton Kutcher may play either Charlie Harper (Sheens charachter) or his illegitmate son. What is known is that his charachter will be called Raymond and that’s about it! Will Charlie die? And will Chuck Lorre stop Sheen from ever returning?
When Grey’s Anatomy opens its eighth season in the US on Sept. 22, very little time will have passed since Derek and Meredith’s big falling out.
“We only pick up five days after the finale ended,” reveals executive producer Shonda Rhimes. “ We pick up pretty much where we left off.”
That means Derek and Merideth are far from resolving their marital crisis, which was further complicated by the new girl in their life, baby Zola. “Meredith and Derek have a lot of things to work out,” Rhimes stressed. “They have their personal relationship, they have their parenting relationship, and they have their work relationship.”
Meanwhile, Cristina has yet to act on her decision to terminate her pregnancy — a sign that perhaps she’s having cold feet. “Five days later and she still hasn’t gone and done it — why hasn’t she and what’s going on with her?” Rhimes muses. “The old Cristina would’ve had the abortion [already].”
The cliffhanger won’t remain unresolved for long, however. “By the end of the season premiere she has made her decision,” Rhimes confirms, “and it’s pretty set in stone what’s going to happen.”
Vinny Chase & Co. are officially back in action on HBO’s Entourage in the USA, so what can fans look forward to throughout the remainder of its final season? When creators Doug Ellin and Mark Wahlberg, as well as the cast of TV’s most notorious boys club, dropped by the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills, no topic was off limits — including that buzzed-about big-screen take on the showbizzy series.
When all is said and done, the consensus is that Entourage will be remembered for exactly what it was — a fun ride. “I really wanted [the finale] to have a feeling more than anything else,” Ellin explained. “To leave … the audience feeling like they loved hanging with these guys.” The series-ender is “not open-ended,” adding that there are “no major deaths” during the final season. Instead, expect “a vibe of where we were back in year one.”
“We’re all choked up,” Adrian Grenier expressed, of the final season. “It’s not only sad to say goodbye to each other, but to what we created.” Added Kevin Connolly, “It’s been hard…. And as we sit here right now, this is literally the last time we’ll all be together for this show.” Jerry Ferrara called the ending “very, very bittersweet for me.”
Jeremy Piven — who brought Ari Gold, the series’ most iconic character, to life, amassing three Emmys along the way — said, “This season feels like our best. It’s so gratifying to finish this way. Ari has always been such a reactive character, and to humanize him in this last year was a gift that Doug gave to me.”
Kevin Dillon accidentally divulged that the series’ very final scene was shot at the Van Nuys airport — so make what you will of that tiny scooplet.
So, about that movie…. Wahlberg revealed that he is definitely on board with an eventual Entourage flick. “I’ve said that if I have to finance it myself, I’ll do it,” he joked. “I certainly hope that this has a chance to become a feature film.” Providing a more definitive answer — and likening the possible end product to a Hangover-style lark – Ellin said, “We’re gonna do a movie. It’s just a question of when and how quick… and then we’ll make it happen.”