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'24' Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. to Appear on 'Psych'

After playing Cole Ortiz on FOX's 24, Freddie Prinze Jr. heads to cable this summer to take on a lighter, and hopefully funnier role. According to Fancast, the 34-year-old actor will be joining the cast of Psych for its fifth season, which kicks off on Wednesday, July 14. Freddie Prinze Jr., who is expected to grace USA Network's police procedural comedy for at least one episode, will be appearing as Dennis, Shawn and Gus' old pal who was once a nerd. And though Dennis is still pretty much a geek, he turns out to be "a mega wealthy one." Interestingly, he also shares Shawn and Gus' interest in extraterrestrial beings. Aside from 24, Freddie Prinze Jr. is credited for his roles on Boston Legal, Freddie, and the I Know What You Did Last Summer film franchise. Source Here

Katherine Heigl listed incorrectly on Emmy ballot รข?? after Gold Derby came to her rescue

Attention, Emmy voters: Yes, that's a goof on your ballot. Katherine Heigl isn't in the running for "Desperate Housewives." She's really up for "Grey's Anatomy" despite what the ballot said after Emmy voting commenced at 6 p.m. PST on Friday. The TV academy promises that it will be fixed by Monday morning when staffers return to the office. Meantime, to see the original mistake, click on the image above -- it expands. Frankly, it's a miracle Heigl got on the ballot at all. Clearly, the goof of listing the wrong TV show below her name was made in the mayhem of her name being jammed onto the ballot at the last minute after Gold Derby discovered she was missing from the race. Last Wednesday, Gold Derby discovered that Heigl's name still had not been submitted for Emmy contention only two days before voting was set to begin. It was an omission that surely would've caused an uproar similar to the last time Gold Derby noticed she wasn't listed on the ballot one year after she won best supporting drama actress of 2007. In 2008, Heigl told us, "I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention." Her shocking candor caused a series insider to fume to EW over her "ungrateful slap in the face to the very writers responsible for her Emmy win in the first place." Soon thereafter rumors flew that writers plotted to kill off her character, who came down with cancer. Ultimately, Heigl's character rallied and left the TV series healthy, but 18 months before Heigl's contract was set to end. Heigl quietly rejoined the Emmy race last year, but she didn't get nominated. When we heard that she had not submitted paperwork this year, we asked her new media rep for comment, but the rep told us via e-mail at 7:49 p.m. Thursday night -- less than 24 hours before the start of Emmy voting -- "She DID in fact submit, so this (report) is NOT true." However, Gold Derby double-checked our source, found out our info WAS, indeed, true, and we alerted the new rep. A scramble ensued to cram Heigl on the ballot before a new uproar could break out. On Friday, we received an e-mail from Heigl's rep thanking us for catching the mistake, adding, "We have sorted it out. In the transition between publicity firms, and unbeknownst to Ms. Heigl (or us), the submission was not completed, but now has been!" This year Gold Derby broke the news that another past winner of best supporting drama actress is not on the Emmy ballot -- last year's champ Cherry Jones ("24"). And her rep will not explain why she's absent. Meantime, past Emmy victor of best supporting drama actor, Terry O'Quinn ("Lost") is back on the ballot after quitting the race last year, but his rep has not responded to our request for an explanation. Source @ LA TIMES

The '24' Movie, Featuring Fugitive Jack Bauer

When 24's last scenes unfolded on our television screens -- you know, the one when President Taylor was convincing Jack to flee the country because everybody will be after him -- it was quite obvious that Bauer being on the run would be the main focal point of the planned 24 movie. And, in an interview with TV Guide Magazine, executive producer Howard Gordon confirms just that. "Jack ended in a way like never before -- as a fugitive from everyone," he said. "Cold War themes bubble up, and it's fair to say that Jack's status as a fugitive remains that at the start of the movie." A first draft of the 24 movie's screenplay, penned by Billy Ray, has already been submitted, and reports say they're now looking for a director. But Gordon, who's still tight-lipped about plot details, has quite a big plan: he hopes to put Kiefer Sutherland in the same place as Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford. "Our idea is to make Jack Bauer someone we can revisit on a regular basis," he said. To that, he hints at an appearance from Mary Lynn Rajskub, reprising her role as now CTU head Chloe O'Brian. So I guess that means this 24 movie won't be the last? Source Here

What's the Plan for 24 on the Big Screen?

Remember President Taylor urging Jack to flee for his life in 24's series finale? That's probably just what he'll do - straight to a movie theater. "Jack ended in a way like never before - as a fugitive from everyone," says executive producer Howard Gordon, who envisions Sutherland giving Bruce "Die Hard" Willis and Harrison "The Fugitive" Ford runs for their money. In the film, "Cold War themes bubble up, and it's fair to say that Jack's status as a fugitive remains that at the start of the movie." The screenplay's first draft, written by Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Flightplan) is now in the hands of Sutherland, and a director is expected to be attached shortly. Though all plot details are being guarded more closely than CTU secrets, Gordon says he expects Jack's Girl Friday Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) to make an appearance: "There will definitely be some familiar faces. Our idea is to make Jack Bauer someone we can revisit on a regular basis." Source Here

'Covert Affairs' Enlists Gregory Itzin, Eriq La Salle

'24' might be gone (the TV version of it, anyway), but it appears as though the recently departed Fox drama has a good outplacement program. In fact, two of the show's alums have been cast on USA's new series 'Covert Affairs.' After returning to reprise his role as the smarmy ex-President Charles Logan on '24's final season, the Ausiello Files is reporting that actor Gregory Itzin will appear on 'Affairs' in a multi-episode arc as Henry Wilcox, the former Director of Clandestine Services and father of CIA agent Jai, played by Sendhil Ramamamuthy ('Heroes'). 'ER's Eriq La Salle is also guest-starring on the USA original series. He'll play a former spy stationed in East Africa who quit the agency after suffering a nervous breakdown, and who's now reluctant to rejoin the CIA despite the agency's numerous attempts to have him back. 'Covert Affairs,' follows newbie CIA agent Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) after she's inexplicably promoted to field operative with a month still left in her training. The USA drama, which also stars Christopher Gorham, Peter Gallager and Anne Dudek, premieres on the USA Network on Tue., Jul. 13 at 10PM. Source Here

Top Moments: Lost Lets Go, 24 Moves On and Idol Says Goodbye

Season finales provided a lot of healthy closure this week, at least according to our shrink Mitzi Cohen-McGinty, Ph.D. She says that The Biggest Loser is not just about how we look on the outside. She praised Glee for showing us that there is no "right" when it comes to the relationship between a child and the mother who gave her up for adoption. She thinks Jack and Chloe are totally 24's most codependent coworkers, so it's good that they've decided to spend some time apart. And finally, according to Dr. Cohen-McGinty, Lost's season finale is just a metaphor for the journey to self-actualization that we all must take - except, you know, while we're still truckin' on this mortal coil - and preferably from the couch of her stately Upper West Side salon. Welcome to Top Moments: Everybody in Therapy Edition. To Read More Click Here .

'24' series finale: Executive Producer Howard Gordon answers some burning questions!

SPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch the 24 series finale, stop reading now. Executive Producer Howard Gordon may reveal information that you don't want to know until you've watched the entire two-hour goodbye, so leave this page ASAP! Okay, you've been warned' Much about the eighth and final season of 24 may have tried your patience - Dana Walsh, President Taylor's tap dance on the Constitution, Jack's attraction to the once hard-hearted, now all-gooey-inside Renee. Fortunately, Executive Producer Howard Gordon - like Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer - is a thick-skinned man who knows what he wants and makes no apologies. Here, the veteran writer who's been on the show since the beginning talks about preparing for the show's series finale, why he left some characters on the cutting room floor this season (sorry, Aaron Pierce and Tony Almeida!) and how the finale will tee up the 24 movie. To Read More Click Here .

Finale Ratings: 24, Law & Order End on Low Notes

24 and Law & Order aired their series finales on Monday night to middling ratings. The Fox spy series drew only 8.9 million viewers, a 13 percent drop from its Season 7 finale. After 20 seasons, Law & Order went off the air with only 7.6 million viewers, down 12 percent from last week's episode and 5 percent down from last year's season finale. Of the other finales that aired on Monday night, only The Big Bang Theory showed a gain, helping CBS to win the night overall. The geek comedy drew 14.8 million viewers, up 41 percent over its last season-ender. The other four CBS finales - How I Met Your Mother (8.2 million), Rules of Engagement (8.2 million), Two and a Half Men (15.4 million) and CSI: Miami (12.4 million) - were each down from their respective finales last season. Chuck's two-hour season finale on NBC brought in 5.1 million viewers, about the same as last week's episode and last season's finale. Over on ABC, Dancing with the Stars drew 19.1 million viewers, its lowest-rated Monday night this season. The Bachelorette also lagged, with only 9.2 million tuning in for the season premiere. Which shows did you watch on Monday? Source Here

TV Tonight: What's On Monday 5/24

Ahh! So many Monday night finales, so little time! A 2-hour Chuck finale that's sure to be epic, along with the last 24 episode ever ... not to mention the last performance round of Dancing with the Stars ! Did I mention this is all at 8/7c? I hope you're TiVo has some mad multitasking skills! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Chuck on NBC -- season finale! 24 on Fox -- series finale! Dancing with the Stars on ABC How I Met Your Mother on CBS -- season finale! 10 Things I Hate About You (TV) on ABC Family 8:30/7:30c Rules of Engagement on CBS -- season finale! 9/8c The Bachelorette on ABC -- season premiere! Two and a Half Men on CBS -- season finale! 9:30/8:30c The Big Bang Theory on CBS -- season finale! 10/9c Law & Order on NBC -- series finale! CSI: Miami on CBS Nurse Jackie on Showtime Saving Grace on TNT The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo 10:30/9:30c The United States of Tara on Showtime Don't forget to check out the SideReel editorial team's individual columns and Twitter accounts over at our new Reel Critics page to see what we have to say about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?

Amnesia, Moles and Cougars - Oh My! 24's Most Ridiculous Storylines

24 's Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and less-than-plausible story lines have always had an uneasy alliance. Every really bad day of Bauer's packs so many plot devices into 24 hours it's hard to always keep things fresh. Here are a few of the most ridiculous plotlines the writers of the Fox series conjured up over eight seasons: Teri Bauer Gets Amnesia (Day 1) After being kidnapped and raped in Season 1, Teri (Leslie Hope) and Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) are taken to a safe house, which ends up being compromised. While the two flee the scene, Kim's car goes over the side of a hill. Believing she has witnessed Kim's death, Teri suddenly experiences dissociative amnesia. She spends the next several episodes incapable of remembering anything about her life. After being brought back to her home and nearly shot, she is saved by Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard), which kicks her memory back into gear. Convenient! To Read More Click Here .