Anthony Edwards stars in ABC's newest thrill ride, Zero Hour, and we sat down with the actor at a recent press event in LA to get the scoop on all the action, mystery, and conspiracy theories. Anthony filled us in on the world traveling involved with the show, his "skeptical" character, and whether or not working on Zero Hour caused him to form any conspiracy theories of his own. Zero Hour airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central.
Anthony Edwards is coming back to the small screen next month in Zero Hour, where he plays a man who works for a magazine that disproves conspiracies — until his wife (Jacinda Barrett) is kidnapped and he's swept into a tangled web of real conspiracies. Edwards came to TCA today along with his castmates and showrunners to talk about how complicated the story is and why he chose this project to make his TV return.
- Edwards shared his reason for coming back to TV with Zero Hour, saying that when "ER was done I felt like I had really accomplished something . . . it took a while to recover from that." He asserted that if he was going to come back to TV, "it would have to be something as exciting to me as that," and when his longtime friend and Zero Hour executive producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura sent him the script, he couldn't put it down.
- There are a lot of mysteries introduced in the pilot, and show creator Paul T. Scheuring said we won't have to wait around for answers. He said Zero Hour's format will follow "the 24 model, where you reset every year." Scheuring added that the Nazi conspiracy introduced in the pilot will be resolved after 13 episodes, but Edwards's character and his colleagues at the magazine "will apply that to the next thing." Edwards added that the story is complicated ("good complicated," Scheuring interjected), and "will challenge people because they're not laying it out simply."
- Even though she's kidnapped in the pilot, Barrett wants you to know that she's not just the show's damsel in distress. After the first episode, her clock shop owner character Laila "gets to do more than you would expect based on the pilot," Barrett promised, adding that Laila is a "very surprising, very exciting character" and we'll get to see a lot of her, like in an episode that's devoted to her origin story.
While my main focus will be on American Olympian Shalane Flanagan in tomorrow's New York City Marathon, I'll also be keeping an eye on the celeb entrants. (They're running for charity, after all!) From this picture, you can see that the race will be filled with reality star veterans, but take a look at the rest of the slideshow to see even more notables. Anthony Edwards, for one . . .
If you are fan of Anthony Edwards, get excited. The actor is returning to TV in a new five-hour NBC television special. You may have even heard of the much-anticipated program — it's a little something called the New York City Marathon.
Watch this hilarious video as Edwards describes how he's been preparing for his next acting role as "a runner." And make sure to hold out until the three-minute mark where he talks about some of his favorite runners, "Run-DMC, Forrest Gump . . ."
Edwards nails this video. Hilarious.
I first heard about Motherhood during the Sundance Film Festival, but now there's a full-length trailer to see. Not unlike the classic Parenthood, the film focuses on the frustrating, messy (and often comical) side of being a parent — except this time it's all about the matriarch. Sure, Anthony Edwards (Goose!) is there as the somewhat clueless husband, but the focus is on Eliza Welsh's (Uma Thurman) life as the seemingly last stay-at-home mom in the world. As she suffers the scrutiny of everyone from playground moms to snarky cashiers, frazzled Eliza finally finds time for herself by writing for a parenting magazine. The movie looks like it might have a few funny moments, but it also looks pretty touchy-feely. To check out the preview and let me know what you think, read more
Tonight, Dr. Mark Greene returns to County General for a very special episode of ER. Once ER's leading man, Anthony Edwards left the show in 2002 to pursue other opportunities but was persuaded to come back in this final season to help the show bid farewell. Dr. Greene (thankfully) won't be returning as a ghost, instead appearing in a flashback for Dr. Cate Banfield (Angela Bassett).
Greene's reappearance — and the frequent gossip about whether George Clooney will also return to the show — has gotten me thinking about other dead (or merely long-gone) characters I'd love to see return to TV shows currently on the air. Grey's Anatomy certainly hasn't been stingy with bringing back Denny Duquette, but I wouldn't cry about a repeat appearance from Dylan the bomb guy. What about you?
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In next week's issue of TV Guide, Wyle tells columnist Will Keck that "From what I heard, George said, 'absolutely,' schedule permitting," about returning to the show. That's totally opposite from everything we've heard from Clooney's camp till now, though the producers have said they hoped he would return.
The group of returning cast members keeps on growing: Eriq LaSalle (Peter Benton) will meet up with Wyle's John Carter for an episode that will air in the Spring: "As a result of [Carter’s] once near-fatal stabbing, which led to my subsequent drug addiction, I come back from Africa requiring additional medical treatment for my one remaining kidney. I’m embarrassed to get treatment at County General, so I go up to Northwestern to get my dialysis up there, and that’s where Dr. Benton spies my name on a patient list and comes to pay me a visit," Wyle told TV Guide. LaSalle is also directing an episode of the series.
Meanwhile, Anthony Edwards returns as Mark Greene in a flashback for the Nov. 13 episode, and Laura Innes, Paul McCrane, and Alex Kingston are also on the list of returning actors. Clooney and Julianna Margulies are among the only ex-County General folks who have yet to confirm a return, so tell me: Is it time they give in and agree to give us a glimpse into Doug and Carol's life?
- Anthony Edwards is returning to ER — in flashbacks. — TV Squad
- Uh-oh: Michael Cera says he hasn't heard about an Arrested Development movie. — Slashfilm
- Top Design's second season is off to a promising start. — CasaSugar
- A new live track from Spoon! — Stereogum
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is getting read aloud — in full! — in NYC. — Pop Candy
- The political side of our Curtis Sittenfeld interview. — CitizenSugar
- Remembering Bill Melendez, Peanuts animator and voice of Snoopy. — Popwatch