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Arrow Scoop: ER's Alex Kingston Cast as Laurel's Mother

Alex Kingston, Katie Cassidy

Alex Kingston has joined the cast of Arrow in a recurring role, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The ER alum has been tapped to play... read more

Mega Buzz: An NCIS Love Interest, Once's Baby Daddy and Bones' (Series?) Finale

Mark Harmon, Jennifer Morrison, David Boreanaz

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Got any Gibbs scoop on NCIS? — Vanessa
ADAM:
You've heard that ER's Alex Kingston is going to be guest-starring, yes? Well, surely you've also noticed that she's a redhead, which means that she will definitely catch Gibbs' eye as Miranda Pennebaker, Gibbs' source on D.C.'s underbelly. "She is someone with a bit of a shady past who knows a lot about the underground sale of things," executive producer Gary Glasberg says. In this case, it's the selling of a teenage girl. "Gibbs turns to her for information," Glasberg continues. "They clearly have a bit of a sordid past. It's never really determined how far their past went, but there's flirtation in the air. This is the first time that they are really working together on something." If Cupid has his way, it's likely that Kingston will recur on the show.

So the mystery man is Henry's baby daddy on Once Upon a Time? — Monica
NATALIE:
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Weekend TV: New Steel Magnolias, Simpsons' Halloween Special, PBS Goes Upstairs

Steel Magolias

Is there a more perfect Lifetime movie property than Steel Magnolias? This tragicomic celebration of female bonding through gossipy good times and bad, all while getting their hair done at Truvy's Beauty Spot in suburban Louisiana, has been a crowd-pleaser since its first incarnation as an off-Broadway stage play (my preferred version, where the men are kept entirely offstage). The epitome of a leave-'em-laughing-while-weeping heart-warmer, Magnolias reached its pop-cultural apex in the all-star 1989 film version, but its can't-miss universality is underscored in Lifetime's oddly genteel but ultimately affecting new TV-movie (Sunday, 9/8c), whose big twist is in the casting of an all African-American ensemble. read more

Doctor Who Star Heads to NCIS

Alex Kingston

Doctor Who's Alex Kingston has been cast on NCISTVLine reports.

Kingston, who has also starred on ER, will play... read more

Doctor Who's Arthur Darvill: I Hope Rory Stops Dying

Dr. Who

The constant threat of death may be part of a Doctor Who companion's job description, but for Rory Williams, it's not just a threat. He's died, or at least appeared to die, so many times in the series, he's been compared to South Park's Kenny.

"I think it's gotten a bit much for him, all the dying," Arthur Darvill, who plays Rory, told reporters on a call to promote Saturday's Doctor Who episode, airing at 9/8c on BBC America. "I kept seeing it as a running joke. A lot of times it happens because he puts himself in the way of danger for other people. He's a hero, he's a bumbling hero. I have no idea if it's going to keep happening. I personally hope that Rory just stops dying."

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Doctor Who Boss and Karen Gillan on River Song, How Her Parents Met and Hitler

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Only in the world of Doctor Who can the time traveler you've seen as a maternal figure end up being your future, grown-up daughter.

That's the rather absurd reality that Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) faced about the mysterious River Song (Alex Kingston) in the June midseason finale and will continue to cope with when the show returns with the episode "Let's Kill Hitler" on Saturday at 9/8c on BBC America. "After that big revelation... read more

Doctor Who Trailer, Fezzes and More Time Lord Secrets

Karen Gillan and Matt Smith

The Doctor Who panel at Comic-Con offered the opportunity for fans to get a taste of what's to come when the show returns to BBC America on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 9/8c.

Before debuting the show's new trailer — which teases the returning episode "Let's Kill Hitler," among others — series stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan gave a few behind-the-scenes insights into what it's like to play the time-travelling Doctor and his companion... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

Patricia Heaton, The Middle

In honor of Mother's Day, let's start there. I've already penned a tribute to the mighty Mags Bennett of FX's Justified, a poison-packing mountain mama fiercely and fatally devoted to her degenerate brood, as we saw in this week's fabulous finale. Brava, Margo Martindale. But that same Wednesday night, another Midwestern mom — The Middle's Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) from Orson, IN — gave us a pungently funny reminder of why our moms deserve a big hug every day...
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From Nixon to the Moon Landing, Doctor Who Takes On America

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Doctor Who star Matt Smith says the show's new season will push boundaries with its storytelling. But it's pushing geographic boundaries as well.

For the first time, some of the adventures of the Doctor and his companions — River Song (Alex Kingston) and married couple Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) — were filmed in America.

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Doctor Who Gets Return Date

Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, Alex Kingston

Season 6 of Doctor Who will premiere on BBC America on Saturday, April 23, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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The first part of a two-part opener will air at 9/8c and will find the team in North America for the first time. The Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) will be on a secret ...
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