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Exclusive: Cops Executive Producer on the Fate of His Long-Running Show

Cops

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Insiders confirm that the upcoming 25th season of Cops could be the last on Fox. But that doesn't mean the end of the show. Executive producer John Langley tells TV Guide Magazine that he will shop the long-running series elsewhere next spring should Fox decide not to pick up a 26th season.

Earlier this month, Fox Sports announced that it would take over Fox's Saturday night slot for most of the remainder of 2012, airing a mix of... read more

Watch My Show: Best Friends Forever's St. Clair and Parham Answer Our Show-runner Survey

Best Friends Forever, Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham

In real life, Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are pals and writing partners. On TV, they play "Jessica" and "Lennon," the two besties who move back in together, along with Lennon's ...
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Exclusive First Look: Kathy Bates Channels Charlie on Two and a Half Men

Kathy Bates on Two and a Half Men

Look who's causing Alan Harper some misery: It's Kathy Bates as the ghost of Charlie on Two and a Half Men! Here's the first official photo of Bates in character — and yes, she's even smoking a cigar and wearing one of Charlie Harper's signature bowling shirts.

In the episode, set to air April 30 at 9/8c, on CBS, Alan (Jon Cryer) suffers a minor heart attack. That's when Bates, as Charlie's ghost, visits Alan's bedside. read more

Exclusive: Nope, Springfield is Not in Oregon, Clarifies The Simpsons' Matt Groening

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Sorry Oregon, you won't be able to claim Homer, Bart and the rest of The Simpsons clan as your own. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening confirms exclusively to TV Guide Magazine that his recent statements were misinterpreted ...
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Watch My Show: Don't Trust The B---- in Apartment 23's Bosses Answer Our Show-runner Survey

Nahnatchka Khan and David Hemingson

ABC comedy gets a little outrageous with Don't Trust The B---- in Apartment 23, which premieres Wednesday (9:30/8:30c). The "B" in question is Chloe (Krysten Ritter), a dark, conniving woman who decides to put her new roommate, June (Dreama Walker), through the ringer. But June's no pushover and eventually wins a bit of respect from Chloe and her BFF, James Van Der Beek. (Yes, playing himself.) Executive producers Nahnatchka Khan and David Hemingson filled out our show-runner survey to explain why you should at least watch the b---- in Apartment 23... read more

Sneak Peek: The CW Preps the Next Hunger Games

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Can't get enough of The Hunger Games? The CW thought you might say that. The young-skewing network is hoping that Katniss and Co.'s success at the box office (more than $300 million, and counting, in the U.S. alone) will translate to interest in The Selection, a pilot in contention for fall. Friday Night Lights' Aimee Teegarden stars as a girl chosen to enter a fierce competition to marry the prince of a war-torn society.

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Watch My Show: Magic City's Mitch Glazer Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Christian Cooke, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Steven Strait

Starz turns back the clock to 1959 Miami Beach in the new mob-tinged period drama Magic City. Executive producer Mitch Glazer based the show on his experiences growing

up in Miami, where he spendt time at grand hotels like the Fontainebleau (where his dad was an electrical engineer), Eden Roc and Deauville. Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as Ike Evans, the owner of the Miramar Playa (based on the hotels of the era). Glazer answered our show-runner survey to tell viewers why they should make a reservation Fridays read more

Fans Find New Ways to Save Their Favorite Shows

Danny Pudi, Joel McHale, Donald Glover

Your most beloved program is on the bubble — so you mass-mail trinkets to the network, sign an online petition and add a plea to your Twitter avatar. But are network execs really paying attention?

The answer is yes — but that doesn't mean they've been swayed. "I love the fans and I don't begrudge them," says one network executive. "At least it gives us some evidence that there's a ...
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Special Report: Does Anyone Care About TV's Content Ratings?

South Park

Those big, clunky on-screen bugs pop up for a few seconds at the start of every TV show, often serving up a hefty dose of alphabet soup: TV-MA-L for South Park, TV-PG-L for Celebrity Apprentice, TV-PG-DL for GCB and TV-14-D-L-S-V for Bones. But if you're like most TV viewers, you probably pay no attention to TV's content ratings system, or even know what those letters stand for.

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Discovery Dumps Planet Green for New Patriotic Channel "Destination America"

Discovery Channel

Discovery is tearing down the solar panels and raising the American flag. As long expected, Discovery will recycle its failed eco-channel Planet Green on Memorial Day in favor of the new patriotic-themed network "Destination America."

According to Discovery, Destination America "will be the first network to celebrate the people, places and stories of the United States, emblazoned with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation."

Discovery Plans to Revamp Planet Green

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