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Hot Topics: Can TV Still Tackle Real Issues?

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Just two seasons in, the CBS sitcom Mom has already tackled some not-immediately-funny issues, including alcoholism, gambling, homelessness, and cancer. Even star Anna Faris admits she was shocked when her character's teen daughter turned up pregnant in the second episode.

"I thought it was a joke," says the actress, who plays Christy, a young mother struggling with sobriety. "I couldn't believe that so early on we would go down that road. We put a lot of trust in our viewers."

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Robert Sean Leonard Lands First Post-House Role

Robert Sean Leonard

House's Robert Sean Leonard is heading back to television.

Leonard has joined Falling Skies' third season for a five-episode stint, TV Line reports. read more

Drop Dead's Jackson Hurst: Diva Is No Chick Show

Drop Dead Diva

Sunday's two-hour finale of Drop Dead Diva will find Jane and Grayson growing closer over a case that hits close to home — although those touching moments will lead to a heart-pounding season-ender that will make you question whether the cast will be left intact.

Who has a near-death experience on Drop Dead Diva?

As we first reported, a near-death experience — or possibly... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: August 27-29

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THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH (Friday, 10/9c, Starz)
The epic miniseries wraps as Jack returns to Kingsbridge to finish work on the cathedral, but not without more threats and attacks from the villainous likes of Regan, William and the ever-scheming Waleran. Expect the body count to rise before all is said and built... read more

Exclusive: Gloria Reuben Returns to SVU

Gloria Reuben

It's the return of a familiar face and a farewell in the fourth episode of Law & Order: SVU, TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively. First, Gloria Reuben will reprise her role as U.S. Attorney Christine Danielson from several years back and reunite with SVU chief Neal Baer, her former ER producer.

"We're bringing back characters we love... read more

Exclusive: Gloria Reuben to Guest-Star on Drop Dead Diva

Gloria Reuben

Gloria Reuben is a Drop Dead Diva. At least, she will be when she guest-stars in the Lifetime series.

In the season finale, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress will play Professor Kathy Miller, Jane (Brooke Elliott) and Grayson's (Jackson Hurst) latest client, has learned exclusively.

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Can Steven Bochco Raise the Bar for Legal Dramas?

Mark Paul Gosselaar and Jay August Richards by Karen Neal/TNT, Steven Bochco by Jordan Strauss/

The man who gave TV such memorable dramas as Hill Street Blues and LA Law has a new story to tell It involves a group of stalwart public defenders led by Mark-Paul Gosselaar Saved By the Bell and Gloria Rueben ER and the other legal types including Malcolm mom Jane Kaczmarek as a judge to be reckoned with who inhabit their world Does TNTs Raising the Bar premiering tonight at 10 pmET fill a need that TV viewers may not realize they have TVGuidecom invited Steven Bochco to preview his new drama Matt MitovichTVGuidecom Whenever the idea for a new legal drama pops into your head and I have to imagine that happens every now and again do you ever think Does TV really need another one Is there anything new we can do here stillSteven Bochco Absolutely First of all I dont think that there are a lot of legal dramas on television A lot of what passes these days for legal drama and historically what has passed for le read more

TNT Reveals Dynamite Plan for More Original Content

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TNT on Monday revealed its ambitious plan to change most of its weekday prime-time schedule to original fare by the year 2010. (Popular movies will still be the cabler's bread-and-butter on Fridays/weekends.) Here's what's on tap.Already greenlit for production:• Raising the Bar, a Steven Bochco drama about a public defender (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), his boss (Gloria Reuben) and an imperious judge (Jane Kaczmarek). Teddy Sears and Melissa Sagemiller also star. • Leverage, in which a former insurance investigator (Timothy Hutton) assembles a team of highly skilled thieves, hackers and grifters.In consideration:• Truth in Advertising, an ad-biz drama starring Eric McCormack, Tom Cavanagh and Monica Potter.In development (scripted):Generations (from Robert Redford, a drama following three generations of the same family living in a house); an untitled family drama set in 1950s Indiana; a series based on Tess Gerritsen's crime novels; The Genie Chronicles (about... a genie i... read more

Reader's Cheer of the Week: ER's Return Visitor

Gloria Reuben by Justin Lubin/NBC

Posted by “BGR8FUL”...Cheers to ER for updating us on past characters we still miss. Having Jeanie Boulet (Gloria Reuben) return was a somewhat transparent plot device, but hearing that Doug and Carol are happy in Seattle (with twins in third grade, no less!) was good news. Jeer-within-a-Cheer for reminding us how today’s characters pale by comparison. Will anyone care where Harold is five years down the road?• Read and react to Bruce's opinions on Celebrity Rehab vs. Celebrity Apprentice, Fox's Moment of Truth and more!• Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on or in TV Guide magazine! read more

So, Steven Bochco and TNT Walk into a Bar....

TNT has given a 10-episode order to Raising the Bar, a new legal drama from Steven Bochco and starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar as a public defender. Gloria Reuben (ER) plays Zack's boss, Jane Kaczmarek (the Malcolm parent currently not cooking up crystal meth) is an erratic judge (what I like to call "The Holland Taylor Role"), and all the while Mr. Belding wags his finger at that reckless young lawyer. read more

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