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DVR Alert: BBC America's 'Friday Night with Jonathan Ross'

2/10/2010 9:17 PM

There’s a lot happening on cable on Friday nights - Syfy’s Caprica and Starz Spartacus, to name just a few standouts.  So, set your DVR’s.  This Friday, (February 12) at 10p., host Jonathan Ross of BBC America’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross welcomes Torchwood star John Barrowman.

Barrowman:
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Barrowman crosses the pond in March to guest on ABC’s Desperate Housewives. Of his new role, Barrowman tells Ross he will be “stirring up Wisteria Lane quite a bit”.

I’ve watched Desperate Housewives sporadically since the writers offed my favorite character, Karl, played by Richard Burgi.  Barrowman can be charmingly outrageous (see my 2007 blog post from Television Critics Association), so I’ll definitely be checking back to see if he injects some much needed energy into the series.

Nevertheless, Barrowman tells Ross he hasn’t quite said goodbye to his popular Torchwood/Dr. Who character. “I love playing Captain Jack…I have no clue what’s going to happen…I would go back in a second,” admits Barrowman.

Later in the show Barrowma performs “Copacabana” from his new self-titled album, John Barrowman.   Now this, I gotta see!  : )

Also joining Ross is Bollywood megastar Shahrukh Khan who discusses his forthcoming film, My Name is Khan.  Khan tells Ross he turned down a role on the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire because at the time he was the real-life host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire in India, “I was very keen for that film to be made…I didn’t do it because the host was a bit of a cheat,” says Khan. “I thought people might think I’d do the same thing.”

Khan:
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Remember this? - when Ross snogged Neil Gaiman, at Comic Con!

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