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From Masters of Sex to Boardwalk Empire: How Accurate Are Fact-Based Dramas?

Lizzy Caplan, Steve Buscemi

Halfway through the pilot episode of the Showtime series Masters of Sex, which is based on the story of real-life sex researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Masters leaves his wife, Libby, in the care of another doctor as she undergoes infertility treatments so he can slip into a neighboring examination room and watch a prostitute masturbate... It's an amazingly rich six minutes of television that manages not only to set up most of the first season's major plotlines and underlying emotional tensions, but also to explain the story's historical import. In a strictly factual sense, it's also mostly made up.

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First Look: TV Guide Magazine and Warner Bros. Team Up for Comic-Con Special Edition

Arrow Comic-Con special comic

A Comic-Con tradition continues! For the fifth year in a row TV Guide Magazine and Warner Bros. Television are teaming up for a special issue with behind the scenes scoop and photos from some of TV's biggest hits. The magazine features four sets of collectible "flip" covers featuring the stars of ... read more

John O'Hurley Shares a Lost J. Peterman Monologue From Seinfeld

John O'Hurley

July 5 marks 25 years since Seinfeld premiered on NBC. The sitcom about nothing became something special, airing 180 episodes over nine seasons and picking up scores of Emmy Awards, including the 1993 trophy for outstanding comedy series. To celebrate this milestone, TV Guide Magazine has produced a 25th anniversary special edition, available on newsstands now. The issue includes rare behind-the-scenes photos, a breakdown of the best episodes and interviews with some of the show's most memorable stars. Among those are John O'Hurley, the man who brought J. Peterman to life.  Here in this bonus Q&A, he shares a lost monologue from the show

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TV's 24 Greatest Action Heroes

Kiefer Sutherland

Even when a TV hero is having a rough day — and 24's Jack Bauer has had plenty of them — our nights are made immeasurably better by their tireless efforts. Generations of viewers have slept more peacefully after cheering on their favorite do-gooders, whether patrolling the Western plains or navigating the farthest reaches of space, battling terrorists from the underworld or... read more

Exclusive: Michael J. Fox on His Return to Series Television

Michael J. Fox

In his own words, the TV icon opens up about why he's turning his real life into a family sitcom, The Michael J. Fox Show.

I started to think about doing my own show as a result of my guest-starring roles on Boston Legal, Rescue Me and The Good Wife. I was feeling good that viewers accepted my characters and could distinguish them from me, for whatever brief amount of time. And then it just clicked with me that acting is what I do. It's what I like to do. So I'd better have a really good reason for not doing it.

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First Look: TV Guide Magazine and Warner Bros. Team Up for Comic-Con Special Edition

TV Guide Magazine

For the fourth year in a row TV Guide Magazine and Warner Bros. Television are teaming up for a Comic-Con special issue with behind the scenes scoop and photos from some of TV's biggest hits. The magazine features four sets of collectible "flip" covers featuring the casts of The Vampire Diaries, Arrow and Supernatural on both sides plus a special DC Comics-themed version featuring Superman and Batman art by Andy Kubert. read more

Summer Preview: Scoop on True Blood, Dexter and Unforgettable

Anna Paquin

Summer is here and we have your complete guide to all the series that are turning up the heat this season!

True Blood (returns Sunday, June 16 at 9/8c on HBO)
True Blood
is getting some new blood in Season 6. Creator Alan Ball has stepped away to work on other projects, and part fairy Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) has seen her ex Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) transformed into...something after drinking a vial of gore that once flowed through ancient vampire god Lilith's veins.

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Finale Preview: Scoop on NCIS, Modern Family and New Girl

Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo

NCIS (Tuesday, 5/14, 8/7c, CBS)

There are ghosts both literal and figurative in NCIS's finale, which brings back one character who was killed off two years ago and ­another who hasn't been seen for more than a decade. read more

Falling Skies Invades WonderCon

Sarah Carter and Drew Roy

Falling Skies fans still have a few more months to go in the long gap between seasons, but those who attend WonderCon later this month in Anaheim, Calif., will get a sneak peek at what's to come when TNT's hit alien invasion drama returns this summer. Executive producer Remi Aubuchon will be joined by cast members Drew Roy (Hal), Sarah Carter (Maggie) and Seychelle Gabriel (Lourdes) for a panel at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, March 30.

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First Look: Regina King Directs Southland

Southland

Southland's Regina King worked a double shift for the TNT drama's March 13 show, starring as Det. Lydia Adams and directing the episode. "Let's just say I didn't get much sleep," she says. It's not the first time King has yelled "Action!" (she shot the movie Let the Church Say Amen, which will air on BET later this year), but it is her first time helming Southland.

The episode reconnects Detective Adams with a man she sent to... read more

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