Jim Parsons to Appear on 'Inside the Actors Studios' Thursday June 18

Bravo Medias Emmy Award-Winning Inside the Actors Studio, hosted by James Lipton   Read More...

Bravo's 'Inside the Actors Studio' Welcomes Mariska Hargitay on Monday, September 22

Bravo Medias Inside the Actors Studio, hosted by James Lipton, welcomes distinguished actress, Mariska Hargitay to the stage on Monday, September 22.   Read More...

Bravo To Reair Cory Monteith's 'Inside The Actors Studio' Appearance

Host James Lipton recalled guest-starring on "Glee" in a statement that accompanied Bravo's announcement: "When I appeared as myself on 'Glee,' I auditioned Cory's character, Finn, for the Actors Studio Drama School -- and rejected him. That's the way Ryan Murphy wrote it. I would have admitted him -- in a New York minute." Lipton also shared Monteith's surprisingly thoughtful response to his question, "If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?" According to Lipton, "Cory's God said, ‘Uh, sorry I haven't been around. There's a good explanation.'" Lipton added, "I certainly hope there is. We needed Cory's gifts.” Read More...

'Modern Family' Cast In And Out of Character on 'Inside the Actors Studio' (VIDEO)

James Lipton set aside a special hour-long broadcast of 'Inside the Actors Studio' (Tue., 8PM ET on Bravo) for the adult cast-members from 'Modern Family.' To keep things interesting, and a little confusing if you were trying to watch this while multitasking, Lipton decided to interview both the actors and the characters they play on television. As a result, he got some different answers to his favorite questions as when he asked Julie Bowen her favorite curse word. Hers was "dagnabbit," but for Claire Dunphy it's one far more crass. It was certainly a fun hour, and a neat exploration of how the actors perceive their on-screen characters without the filter of the show's writers giving them their words.

Jim Carrey Resurrects 'Fire Marshall Bill' Character on 'Inside the Actors Studio' (VIDEO)

When J im Carrey visited 'Inside the Actors Studio' (Mon., 8PM ET on BRVO), host James Lipton persuaded the putty-faced actor to resurrect one of his most beloved characters from his days on 'In Living Color' -- Fire Marshall Bill. Carrey curled under his upper lip, cocked his head back and let out a Marshall Bill cackle.  As Lipton attempted to interview him, he poured water from his mug in a circle around his feet. "It's a firewall," he explained. "If the flames wanta get to me, there gonna have to leap that moat!" After the bit ended, Carrey aggressively massaged his face back into normalcy.  Read more....

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 - Featured

* The Jay Leno Show (10/9c NBC) Jay Leno settles into his new - and somewhat controversial - 10/9c time slot tonight. Like his old gig on the Tonight Show, Leno hosts celebrity guests and airs some of his most popular segments like "Headlines" and "Jaywalking." But the standard two-guest-and-a-music-act setup is out the door as Jay spends more time focusing on comedy bits. Tonight's premiere features Jerry Seinfeld and a performance by Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna. * Gossip Girl (9/8c The CW ) As the show returns for its third season, several characters return from their summers abroad with baggage in tow: Serena has secrets about her trip and a complicated relationship with Carter, and Nate arrives home with a mysterious woman ( Privileged 's JoAnna Garcia). While the Humphreys didn't travel far, the Hamptons suited them just fine - much to their surprise. And in true Chuck-and-Blair style, the new lovebirds try to navigate their relationship in a nontraditional way. * America's Got Talent (8/7c NBC) As the summer show slips into the cool fall season, the outside air grows just as crisp as these worthy entertainers' acts. The ratings-clutching star search winds down with tonight's final performance episode, which features 10 determined finalists in last-chance, big-stage showcases to prove their entertainment value. The $1 million prize is within reach, as the winner will be revealed in the Season 4 finale on Wednesday. * Inside the Actors Studio (8/7c Bravo ) Giggity! It'll be an animated conversation when host James Lipton interviews the creative team behind the TV laugher Family Guy . The popular, boundary-breaking 'toon has earned two Emmys (Voice Over Performance, and Music and Lyrics), and it's nominated this year for Outstanding Comedy Series. Among the series players who offer insight: creator and executive producer MacFarlane (voice of Peter, Stewie, Brian and Quagmire); Alex Borstein (voice of Lois); Mike Henry (voice of Cleveland); and Seth Green (voice of Chris). * Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke (10/9c VH1) Comic Eddie Griffin is one of the hardest-working men in showbiz - and yet he's in the hole due to his largess with family and friends, not to mention the eight kids, two ex-wives and four "baby mamas" he supports. This reality series about his money troubles opens with his accountant admonishing him about his faltering finances. Eddie's level-headed mom Doris, who's moved in with him, expresses what most viewers will think: He should cut loose some of the folks riding on his gravy train. Source Here

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, May 4, 2009

* Cook Yourself Thin (5 pm/ET Lifetime) Couch potatoes won't be feeling much guilt watching Lifetime's newest entree five days a week. Hosted by cooking experts Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman and Candice Kumai, food lovers everywhere learn exactly how to turn recipes for their favorite indulgences into healthy low-calorie dishes without sacrificing taste. First order up: lasagna. Grab your forks, folks! * House (8 pm/ET Fox) So, is it just insomnia that's keeping House awake and Amber (Anne Dudek) in his life? He did fall asleep last week, yet she still won't go away. Look for this situation to build to season-climax proportions. (The finale is next week.) After all, you know what happened to the hot doc on that ABC medical show who had dead-guy hallucinations. Meanwhile, the House-Cuddy thing could heat up, but will Cameron-Chase cool down? As for tonight's patient, she's a ballerina whose skin is falling off. * Medium (9 pm/ET NBC) Allison means business in a two-hour spellbinder tonight. (The conclusion airs next week.) Allison resigns from her post at the DA's office when she's lured by a fellow psychic (Tracy Pollan) to work at a vast and formidable corporation. The lavish, big-money corporate lifestyle enraptures Allison, yet she's also haunted by visions of a serial killer's murderous fury in Phoenix. Then there's her new boss (David Morse), a territorial company bigwig who forbids Allison from sharing her dreams with anyone else - including crimefighters Devalos and Scanlon. In DuBois family affairs, Ariel begins taking pills, hoping they'll block out her ghostly visions. * Inside the Actors Studio (7 pm/ET Bravo ) After a three-month hiatus, James Lipton's enduring (and endearing) interview series returns with a conversation with Emmy-nominated comedian and actor Denis Leary. This Denis is no menace: The Massachusetts-born Leary kick-started his career in the early 1990s with a kinetic, chain-smoking stand-up act before advancing into filmdom, which included star turns in 1994's The Ref and 1996's Two If by Sea. Leary added fire to his career in 2004 by taking on the role of veteran firefighter Tommy Gavin in Rescue Me, a series that he cocreated. * New York Goes to Work (10 pm/ET VH1) This time it's not doctor, lawyer or Indian chief. How about ranch hand, baker or exterminator? Tiffany "New York" Pollard, who has been a reality-TV fixture on VH1, will attempt whichever of those three occupations receives the most viewer votes in the series opener. If she's a success and impresses her new boss, there's a $10,000 bonus in it for her. But if she quits or fails, there's no bailout for her; she'll get nothing. Source Here