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Mega Buzz: Who's the Boss on House, Damon-Elena on Diaries and New Girl's Party

Olivia Wilde, Nina Dobrev, Zooey Deschanel

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

Now that Cuddy is gone, who is going to be the new dean of medicine on House? — Melissa
ADAM:
Like I'd tell you! I've been sworn to secrecy, but check back here after Monday's episode for a Q&A with the actor in question. In the meantime, I can tell you for sure it won't be Thirteen, who's only slated to appear in one episode this fall. "She may be back again later in the year. It all depends on a number of things," creator David Shore tells us. "But it is a goodbye."

Will Elena ever admit to the chemistry she and Damon share on The Vampire Diaries? — Laura
NATALIE:
She may not, but her friends will certainly catch on to their budding passions... read more

Matt's Guide to Thursday TV: Pick Parks Over Gentleman

Amy Poehler and Adam Scott

It will be a sad day in TV land if (as Nielsen history suggests) the powerhouse of CBS' The Big Bang Theory helps deliver the abysmal new How to Be a Gentleman a ratings win over NBC's little-show-that-could-do-better Parks and Recreation.

Here's my Fall Preview take on How to Be a Gentleman (CBS, 8:31/7:31c), a misfire that almost makes me miss last year's Bleep My Dad Says, which wasted the same time period: "Felix and Oscar should sue. The overused Odd Couple premise gets one of its more cringeworthy sitcom workouts in the latest assault on the male mystique — caricatured as a squeaky-voiced priss and a bellowing gym-bunny boor. Actually, mankind should sue." To elaborate: David Hornsby plays a metrosexual metropolitan fusspot whose ...
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Private Practice: Where Were We and What's Next?

Taye Diggs and Kate Walsh

When Private Practice returns (Thursday, 10/9c on ABC), Pete is hanging on for dear life after a heart attack, Amelia is hitting the sauce, Addison and Sam have reunited even though they disagree on the children issue, and her mystery man from the finale? He's a fertility doctor! Also, Oceanside Wellness is no more. Get ready to welcome Seaside Wellness Center to the mix. That being said, before diving in to Season 5, you might need a quick refresher on where we left off — and a juicy tease about what comes next.

Private Practice Exclusive First Look: Addison enlists Jake to make a baby

Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh)
Where Were We? After a rocky season with Sam, the pair eventually broke up. Addison then went out with a stranger from the supermarket, with whom she shared a kiss and was enticed by his offer to run away to Fiji. Ultimately, she stood him up at the airport and went back to Sam, still intent on having a child, even though he doesn't.
What's Next? Addison is... read more

Private Practice Exclusive First Look: Addison Enlists Jake to Make a Baby

Benjamin Bratt, Kate Walsh

Addison is not wasting any time on her mission to have a baby.

In the Season 5 premiere of Private Practice, we'll discover that Addy's mystery man from last season is not only a doctor, he's a fertility specialist! read more

Benjamin Bratt to Return to Modern Family, Baby Lily Recast

Ed O'Neill and Benjamin Bratt

Modern Family's Jay Pritchett is about to get jealous: Benjamin Bratt is returning to the show as Gloria's ex-husband, Javier, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Is Modern Family on your Watchlist? Add it and your other favorites now and never miss an episode

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Private Practice Scoop: Benjamin Bratt's Character Revealed!

Kate Walsh and Benjamin Bratt, Private Practice

What's the one thing Private Practice's Addison Forbes Montgomery wants more than anything else in the world?

A baby, of course! Over the course of the series, Addison (Kate Walsh) has struggled with her inability to have a child, as well as Sam's refusal to start a new family with her. Benjamin Bratt to the rescue!

Private Practice finale scoop: Who is Addison's new mystery man?

He's no babydaddy, but in the season premiere of Private Practice, we'll learn how Bratt's character, Jake Reilly, will... read more

Private Practice Finale Scoop: Who Is Addison's New Mystery Man?

Private Practice

Just as Addison (Kate Walsh) and Sam's relationship has fallen apart on Private Practice, a mystery man enters the picture with a very tempting proposition for Addison.

Law & Order alum Benjamin Bratt discusses playing the new guy and what he might have to offer. "He is... read more

Private Practice Finale Scoop: Will Sam and Addison's Relationship Survive?

Kate Walsh and Taye Diggs

Since Private Practice's Addison (Kate Walsh) issued an ultimatum to Sam (Taye Diggs) — have a baby with her, or they break up — she's faced with their relationship ending. Oh, and there's a new admirer for Addison, played by Benjamin Bratt.

Benjamin Bratt joins Private Practice

Still, Walsh insists: "It... read more

Benjamin Bratt Joins Private Practice

Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt has joined Private Practice as a series regular, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

There are no details on Bratt's role, but the actor will make his first appearance in the ...
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In Focus: For The Mentalist's Simon Baker, Good Looks Plus Hard Work Equals Success

Simon Baker

Go ahead and stare at Simon Baker. Gawk at his curly golden locks and his winning smile. He doesn't mind, really.

"It doesn't bother me because I know time is ticking," the 41-year-old Baker tells TVGuide.com. "I've been doing this for almost 20 years, and I'm able to see myself age on film. Eventually I know what I'm going to become — I've seen my father."

When Bruno Heller was looking to cast a leading man to play the role of Patrick Jane in The Mentalist, he was won over by Baker's looks as well. But he quickly learned there was much more beneath the surface. "What Jane does is get in people's physical space and inside their heads, and in order to do that, you have to be someone that people want to be close to, whether they know it or not," Heller says. "It needed a very magnetic personality playing the part.

Look back at Simon Baker's most memorable roles

"Simon has a physical and mental grace. He's always switched on — he's always alert, always alive," Heller continues. "If you watch him working on a stage, he's never just going through the lines. He's always looking for the extra grace notes. It's actually a much tougher job. Very few actors can do the hard physical work that must be done on a show like this."

But back in the late 1980s, when Baker first began acting in commercials in his native Australia, he laughed at the idea of considering acting a form of labor... read more

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