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The Biz: Norman Lear Shares His Life Lessons

Norman Lear

Every innovative producer benefiting from the creative surge in TV should offer a tip of the pork pie hat to Norman Lear. At 92, the trailblazing producer (All In the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude and many others), entrepreneur and activist looks back on his life and career in the new memoir Even This I Get to Experience (Penguin Press). We had the experience of recently chatting with the TV industry legend... read more

Exclusive: Sirens Adds SNL Veteran for Season 2

Brian Doyle-Murray

Sirens is gearing up to go back on duty.

The USA comedy has added Saturday Night Live veteran Brian Doyle-Murray for its... read more

House of Cards Actress Elizabeth Norment Dies at 61

Elizabeth Norment

Veteran actress Elizabeth Norment, who most recently played the secretary to Kevin Spacey's character on House of Cards, has died, according Hollywood Reporter. She was 61.

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NBC Gives Full-Season Order to The Mysteries of Laura

Debra Messing

NBC has given a full-season, 22-episode order to The Mysteries of Laura.

"Debra has effortlessly infused Laura with a relatability that is captivating audiences," NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement. "We can't wait to see how Laura will continue to evolve throughout the entire season."

Fall TV Popularity Contest: Did Laura intrigue you?

The series stars Messing as a New York City homicide detective struggling to balance her demanding job with her hectic life at home with rambunctious twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband, Jake (Josh Lucas), who becomes her new boss. (She's a mom and a cop!?) Since its premiere, 48 percent of more than 13,000 TVGuide.com users said that they liked the show in our Fall TV Popularity Contest, while 37 percent said that they didn't and 15 percent said it was too soon to tell.

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Exclusive Chrisley Knows Best Sneak Peek: Turning 18 Is Going to Cost Chase Big Time

Chrisley Knows Best

Turning 18 should normally be a joyous occasion, but the Chrisleys never play by the book.

On Tuesday's new episode of Chrisley Knows Best (10/9c, USA), tensions rise between Chase and his parents when he no longer plans to... read more

The Goldbergs Scoop: John Hughes Tribute Will Be... Bueller? Yup!

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sean Giambrone

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss a Goldbergs homage.

That's right. The Goldbergs will take on Ferris Bueller's Day Off for its anticipated John Hughes tribute episode, TVGuide.com has learned.

What's up with time-jump bangs?

"Ferris Bueller exuded cool. He got the girl, he had the epic day off, he outsmarted his teachers, parents, siblings and classmates," creator Adam F. Goldberg said in a statement. "And the way John Hughes captured ...
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Sean Hayes Is Engaged

Scott Icenogle, Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is engaged, People reports.

Hayes, 44, was seen sporting a wedding band on his left finger on The Talk Monday, sparking speculation about him and his partner Scott Icenogle. His rep told RumorFix that the actor and the music producer have been together for eight years and engaged for some time.

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Exclusive Photos: Sara Evans Duets with Luke on Nashville

Sara Evans

Nashville is getting star-studded this week, with country singer Sara Evans appearing as herself on Wednesday's episode.

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Hugh Jackman Treated for Skin Cancer for the Third Time

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman was treated for skin cancer for the third time in a year, his rep told Us Weekly.

Jackman, 46, was recently diagnosed with his third basal cell carcinoma in 12 months. The actor previously had treatments in November and then May.

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10 Things We Learned About Amy Poehler from Her Memoir Yes Please

Yes Please

Amy Poehler devotes a substantial amount of ink in her new memoir Yes Please to telling readers that she "had no business" writing a book in the first place. With a schedule that includes 12-hour days on her sitcom Parks and Recreation, as well as raising two boys under 6, Poehler makes no secret of what a tedious process it was to complete Yes Please. Fortunately, the final product is much easier to consume than it apparently was to produce.

But while there aren't any jaw-dropping revelations per se, Yes Please includes plenty of new information about Poehler that even die-hard fans probably didn't know. Here are the most interesting tidbits we learned about the comedienne:

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