“IN PLAIN SIGHT” – NON-CLIFFHANGER, CLIFFHANGER

IN PLAIN SIGHT -- Pictured: (l-r) Mary McCormack as Mary Shannon, Frederick Weller as Marshall Mann -- Photo by: Colleen Hayes/USA Network

IN PLAIN SIGHT -- Pictured: (l-r) Mary McCormack as Mary Shannon, Frederick Weller as Marshall Mann -- Photo by: Colleen Hayes/USA Network

In Plain Sight ends its third season tonight and while it isn’t necessarily a cliffhanger, series star Mary McCormack says we can expect to want more.

“You always want to leave a few seeds planted,” she acknowledges. “I think our finale achieves that.”

Don’t ask for details on that ending, however, but she does tells HollywoodOutbreak.com that the director of the episode was her own husband Brothers & Sisters Executive Producer Michael Morris.

“He directed the finale last year, too,” McCormack points out. “I love it. I have to hire him to see him.”

The finale begins 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on USA Network.

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Why the finale isn’t exactly a cliffhanger.

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How McCormack’s husband was coerced to direct the finale.

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TWILIGHT “ECLIPSES” EXPECTATIONS

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse set a record overnight with over $30 million banked in less than 24 hours. That figure was even more impressive considering the second installment of the Twilight flicks, New Moon, held the record with $26.3 mil.

To be fair, Eclipse was in a record number of theaters – 4,416 for the midnight showings (with more to be added by Friday). That’s significantly the 4,380 theaters for Iron Man 2’s debut.

Still, that means a lot of fannies were in those seats, proving that Eclipse is casting one heck of a shadow over the competition.

NIGEL LYTHGOE – DON’T CALL HIM “NASTY NIGEL”

Nigel Lythgoe (L), Mia Michaels (C) and Adam Shankman (R) judge the competition on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX. ©2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Kelsey McNeal/FOX

Nigel Lythgoe (L), Mia Michaels (C) and Adam Shankman (R) judge the competition on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX. ©2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Kelsey McNeal/FOX

Fans of So You Think You Can Dance had better get a thick skin according to Executive Producer and Judge Nigel Lythgoe.

Viewers may think those judges are being exceptionally hard on the contestants, but Lythgoe points out that it is nothing compared to the real dance world where choreographers take no prisoners.

Click onto video for why Nigel Lythgoe believes he’s doing the contestants a favor by demanding more.

THE FORCE IS WITH M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN

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Director M. Night Shyamalan, who is in dire need of a hit after the failures of The Happening and Lady in the Lake, is banking on The Last Airbender’s success.

The new film, opening Friday, has its share of special effects, and shooting films with an epic scope is not intimidating for the filmmaker. After all, one of his most seminal moviegoing experiences came at the hands of George Lucas and a youth named Luke Skywalker. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW TO HEAR M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN)

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“RESTREPO” – REALITY CHECK FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

Misha Pemble is startled by the sound of gunfire during a firefight across the valley with insurgents. Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. June 2008.

Misha Pemble is startled by the sound of gunfire during a firefight across the valley with insurgents. Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan. June 2008.

While we’re all barbecuing and watching fireworks this Fourth of July, the soldiers stationed in both Afghanistan and Iraq will be continuing their struggle on the front lines of war.

Nothing brings that point home clearer than Restrepo, the documentary detailing the lives of the troops serving in the middle east.

Filmmakers Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger went right into the belly of the beast, to bring back an honest account of the servicemen without politics.

In this video the directors explain what their intention was, how they got access as well as what they learned during their time bunking with our men in uniform.

Want to really know what our loved ones go through facing the realities of war? Check it out over the holiday weekend. You’ll be glad you did.