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Exclusive First Look: Greg Kinnear Brings the Charm to Fox's Rake

Greg Kinnear

Keegan Deane, the character at the center of Fox's new midseason drama Rake, isn't exactly what you'd call the greatest guy in the world. 

That's because Keegan, despite being a brilliant defense attorney, is also a gambling addict who owes both the IRS and his bookies more than he has. Throw in a string of romantic affairs and Keegan's generally laid-back, "lovable mess" personality, and it's not so hard to understand why he exhausts his kid and ex-wife.

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Fortunately, the man who plays Keegan, Oscar and Emmy nomineeGreg Kinnear, is nothing like his character. But don't take our word for it! Click play on our exclusive first look at the series below to hear Kinnear's fellow cast members, including  John OrtizMiranda Otto,David Harbour and Bojana Novakovic, gush about their colleague.

Rake premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9/8c on Fox.

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Fox Moves Glee Back to Tuesdays

Lea Michele, Chris Colfer

Come spring, Glee will be vacating its Thursday timeslot!

Fox has moved Glee back to Tuesdays, scaling the night's two-hour comedy block back to one hour, the network announced Thursday. Taking its place on Thursdays is... read more

Mister Rogers Biopic in the Works — Who Should Play Him?

Fred Rogers

Fred "Mister" Rogers was a good neighbor for years — now his life story is about to be open for all to see.

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With Cable and Digital Entering the Fray, Pilot Season Hits a Casting Crunch

John Goodman

Imagine a world in which the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball all decided to move their seasons to the same time of year. It would be chaos, for fans and the professional sports business alike. And yet, in television, that's essentially what happens during pilot season.

The broadcast networks traditionally order pilots during the first few months of the year. From there, it's a race to find the best actors, hire a crew, build sets and produce a show before May, when the upcoming fall schedules are announced. The field has always been crowded, but this spring, several cable networks and online retailer-turned-programmer Amazon are also developing new shows that they hope will go to series (cable networks typically produce pilots throughout the year, usually avoiding the spring).

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After A Lackluster Year, Networks Aim to Make More Noise This Pilot Season

Michael J Fox

The broadcast networks are desperate for your attention. They know that you're overwhelmed with their programming and distracted by cable, the Internet and now even streaming services. Plus, they didn't produce a new major hit this season, and their ratings are suffering for it.

That's why this year's crop of nearly 100 series pilots at the five networks (48 comedy and 50 drama from the five networks) is all about being big: big stars, big producers, big concepts.

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Pilot Season: Fox Orders Series From Seth MacFarlane, Drama Pilot Starring Greg Kinnear

Seth MacFarlane

Fox is staying in business with Seth MacFarlane. The network has ordered a new half-hour comedy titled Dads, executive-produced by the man behind Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild will write and executive-produce the series, about two successful thirtysomething guys whose lives are... read more

The Kennedys Miniseries Is Getting a Sequel

Katie Holmes

Reelz is planning a sequel to its 2011 miniseries The Kennedys.

The network has partnered with Muse Entertainment to develop an adaptation of J. Randy Taraborelli's bestselling book After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present. There's no word on when After Camelot will premiere.

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Matt's TV Week in Review

Modern Family

Let's start this week's roundup by blowing some Valentine's kisses to ABC's Wednesday night lineup. No tongue, and not on the mouth, because that would be rude! But also very funny, as evidenced on the night's standout comedies The Middle and Modern Family, in which Sue Heck freaks when her wrestler boyfriend Matt gets "international" with his tongue-wrestling and Claire Dunphy is seriously skeeved out by Greg Kinnear (a hoot as Phil's wealthy new client) as he plants kisses right on her mouth, while shirking an oblivious Phil's hugs. Turns out he kisses ...
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Wednesday TV Overview: SVU, Idol Goes to Hollywood, Revenge Is Back, and More

Mariska Hargitay

One of the better things about a good episode of NBC's stalwart Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is that you can rarely tell where it's headed. Is tonight's cameo-heavy hour (10/9c) the latest condemnation of reality TV's sordid excesses? Sure looks that way at the start, as we encounter an especially slimy Michael McKean (relishing his repulsiveness) as the predatory producer of a crap-tastic train wreck titled Showgirls, featuring young hopefuls who would do "whatever it takes" to land the starring role in a Broadway musical. (No small irony this is airing the week of the all-important-to-NBC Smash premiere, where such things could never happen!) As he liquors up a nervous contestant for her "audition," he leers for her to "seduce the audience. Let them know you want this." Doesn't take a genius to know where this is going.

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Whoopi Goldberg Signs On to The Middle

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg will guest-star on an upcoming episode of ABC's The Middle, the show's executive producer announced Wednesday at the winter TV previews.

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Goldberg will appear on the 21st episode as the guidance counselor of Sue (Eden Shur), executive producer Eileen Heisler said during a panel that also featured the showrunners of ABC's other Wednesday night comedies, Suburgatory, Modern Family and Happy Endings.

Also coming soon to visit the Heck family... read more

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