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Beyond the Turkey: Critic's Guide to Thanksgiving Week TV

Andrew Lincoln

Some selective highlights and mini-reviews to get you through the long holiday weekend:

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Last week, she was a hapless office assistant on Up All Night. Tonight, in the same time period on a different network, she's an insufferable sibling who makes Thanksgiving a chore, as Saturday Night Live vet Molly Shannon shows off her range, playing Frankie's demanding sister Janet on ABC's The Middle (8/7c). A holiday visit to Frankie's mom and dad (Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke) becomes a recipe for disaster: "Stir in one broken toy, one passive-aggressive sister and let stew overnight ... Take unresolved issues and soak in alcohol." Frankie insists that "Everybody in one house is what makes holidays special," but anyone who's ever spent the festivities sleeping on an air mattress will relate to this first-rate episode.

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MDA Telethon Begins with Tribute to Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

The annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon wasted no time in offering a tribute to its longtime host, Jerry Lewis, and potentially defusing any backlash or disappointment with his absence.

Jerry Lewis won't host this year's telethon

After a dance performance opened the show, Lewis' replacements — Nigel Lythgoe, Jann Carl, Alison Sweeney and Nancy O'Dell — took the stage and immediately took turns talking about the comedian/filmmaker's five-decade commitment to raising money for a cure. Huge photos of Lewis at various stages of his career served as a backdrop on stage as they talked.

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Rep: Jerry Lewis Not Reinstated as Telethon Host

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis still isn't hosting this year's Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon.

Despite a Las Vegas Review-Journal report to the contrary, Lewis' spokeswoman, Candi Cazau, tells Reuters that his status has not changed.

Jerry Lewis stepping down from Labor Day telethon

"Him being reinstated as the host of the MDA telethon is not accurate," Cazau said.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal had cited an unnamed source close to the comedian ...
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Jerry Lewis Won’t Host This Year’s Telethon

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis is out as host of this year's muscular dystrophy telethon.

In May, the 85-year-old comedian-filmmaker announced that the Sept. 4 show was going to be his last. But the Muscular Dystrophy Association abruptly and briefly announced Lewis would no longer be its national chairman — or be on the upcoming Labor Day fundraiser, as he has for some five decades.

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TV Guide Network Developing Hollywood Moms' Club

Alison Sweeney

TV Guide Network is developing a new series called Hollywood Moms' Club, which promises to give viewers a peek into the lives of hottest celebrity mothers.

Featuring Alison Sweeney and Ali Landry, Hollywood Moms' Club focuses on the two stars and their regular potluck dinners where they discuss being a working mom with their famous friends. Different guests will join Sweeney and Landry in each episode, beginning with Denise Richards.

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NBC/Universal's Golden Globes Party: Seen and Heard

Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney and Jillian Michaels are not only professional colleagues, but the host of The Biggest Loser told TV Guide Magazine how much the tough trainer has helped her personally. "Jillian's done a lot to inspire me, and she's given me so many great tips," said Sweeney. "I know how she comes across on TV, but I texted her the other day and was like... read more

VIDEO: Biggest Loser's Ali Sweeney Predicts This Season's Fan Favorites

Alison Sweeney

Although Biggest Loser host Ali Sweeney likes to be unbiased with the contestants, she tells us she can already foresee some fan favorites.

"Courtney auditioned for the show several times, but was too unhealthy," Sweeney says. "She lost almost 100 pounds by herself before she came back and ... to see her and get to know her — she's an amazing go-getter. We're all along on Courtney's ride."

Watch full episodes of the Biggest Loser in our Online Video Guide

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Who Won Season 10 of The Biggest Loser?

Alison Sweeney

Spoiler Alert: The following reveals the winner of Tuesday's Biggest Loser finale.

After seven long months, one person is the named the ultimate loser — aka the winner — on the Season 10 finale of The Biggest Loser.

First, host Alison Sweeney introduced the 14 at-home contestants competing for the $100,000 prize. After losing 213 pounds (50.59 percent) and weighing in at 208 pounds... read more

The Biggest Loser Makeovers: Then and Wow!

Ada Wong

Here's a change you can believe in. On The Biggest Loser's makeover episode, the remaining contestants finally shed their stinky workout gear and unveil polished new looks, walking the runway at a Ford Warriors in Pink breast-cancer-awareness event. "They've been sweating away for months," says host Alison Sweeney. "It's the first opportunity for them to think about how far they've come — and to enjoy it."

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The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Week 1

The Biggest Loser is back. Can you believe the show is already in its 10th season? This installment is all about "paying it forward," and the first episode features, as host Alison Sweeney puts it, a cast of a thousand. So put the ice cream down, pull out the dumbbells and let's get to recapping.

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