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America's Most Watched: The Top 25 Shows of the 2012-2013 TV Season

Mark Harmon, Cote de Pablo

America loves its football, but the top action on TV this season wasn't on the field — it came via CBS' still-potent NCIS.  In its tenth season, NCIS managed to beat NBC's Sunday Night Football as the ...
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First Look: Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Guest-Star on Disney Channel Comedies

China Anne McClain and Chris Rock

Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are bringing their grown-up comedy to the Disney Channel. Sandler will guest star on Jessie, while Rock will make an appearance on A.N.T. Farm, both on Friday, June 28.

Rock will play himself on A.N.T. Farm, which airs ...
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Meet Arrested Development's Unlikely Star: Newscaster John Beard

John Beard

John Beard was the news anchor at Fox's Los Angeles station, KTTV, in 2003 when Arrested Development producers tried to recruit him to appear on the sitcom. At first Beard passed, but then, he says, "They explained they wanted me to play myself and that the writers appreciated my sense of humor. I thought it was... read more

Arrested Development Creator Mitch Hurwitz on Early Reactions to Season 4

Will Arnett and Jason Bateman

Two weeks after he locked the final cut of Netflix's Arrested Development revival, show creator Mitch Hurwitz is catching up on TV, traveling to New York and checking social media to gauge the reaction to the fruits of two years of labor. "Right now my hope is that the people who are interested in the Bluth family give the show a try," he says of the new episodes, which each focus on a different character yet are intertwined.

The 15 Arrested episodes were released simultaneously on May 26. Fan reaction has been decent, but critics were mixed, with some of those negative reviews reportedly hurting Netflix's stock price (although anticipation for the show previously helped boost the streaming service's stock).

Hurwitz tweeted on May 28 that critics were "resisting change." But in a lengthy chat last week with TV Guide Magazine, he clarified what he meant, and also discussed his future plans for the show. Hurwitz even addressed Internet chatter about star Portia de Rossi's appearance. An edited transcript follows.

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Exclusive: Disney Channel Previews New Original Series Liv and Maddie

Liv and Maddie

Disney Channel will sneak preview its new sitcom Liv and Maddie next month right after the world premiere of its original film Teen Beach Movie.

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Watch My Show: The Fosters' Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg Answer Our Showrunner Survey

The Fosters

Jenny from the Block has a new address. Jennifer Lopez is one of the executive producers of The Fosters, a new drama about two moms (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum) with a multi-ethnic mix of biological, adopted and foster kids. Fellow exec producers and the show's creators, Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg (Queer as Folk), explain why we should take in The Fosters, which premieres Monday at 9/8c on ABC Family.

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Exclusive: TV Writers Choose the 101 Best-Written Shows Ever; What Was No. 1?

The Sopranos

Bada bing! The Writers Guild of America has named HBO's The Sopranos, created by David Chase, the best-written TV series of all time. Members of the WGA's West and East coast chapters — folks who obviously know a thing or two about writing TV shows — evaluated hundreds of dramas, comedies, miniseries (six hours or more), daytime serials, animation, variety series, talk shows and kids' programs to come up with an unprecedented, exhaustive list of TV's top 101.

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First Look: The Hub's The Aquabats! Super Show Returns For Season 2

The Aquabats

When we last left our heroes The Aquabats, the rock n' roll superheroes had just saved the world — but were propelled deep into space. Now, as The Hub's The Aquabats! Super Show returns for a second season, the band is back on Earth and received as heroes.

"It's not revealed how they make it back to earth, but we'd love to explore that later," says executive producer Christian Jacobs, whose alter ego, MC Bat Commander, is the de facto leader of The Aquabats. "With the loss of Super Magic Power Man, played by 'Weird Al' Yankovic, the earth is happy to have us back. The Aquabats are still five goofballs, but now there are these huge expectations for them to perform. They've got the weight of the world on their shoulders."

The Aquabats have come a long way, from their start as an early 1990s Orange County, Calif., band to the stars of their own TV show. (Jacobs is also one of the creators of the preschool sensation Yo Gabba Gabba!). "The fact that The Aquabats! Super Show is out and people are responding to it well and kids like it too, not just thirtysomething dads, it's really gratifying," he says.

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Q&A: Fox Reality Kingpin Mike Darnell on Why He's Leaving, and What's Next

Mike Darnell

There's a reason why they call Mike Darnell the "dark prince" of reality TV. Darnell, who on Friday announced his exit as the president of alternative entertainment at Fox, is still best known for his in-your-face fare like Joe Millionaire, Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction, The Swan, When Animals Attack and Man vs. Beast.

Some of those shows, like Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire and Temptation Island, led to juicy TV scandals. (It's why the New York Times once billed him as TV's "point man for perversity.") But Darnell also oversaw the biggest TV phenomenon of the past decade: American Idol, a show that was unbeatable in its prime... read more

Disney Announces New Animated Series Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars

Just months after Lucasfilm announced the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disney has put the new animated series Star Wars Rebels into production. The new franchise will premiere with a one-hour Disney Channel special in fall 2014, followed by a series on Disney XD.

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