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Critic's Guide to Monday TV: A Mother of an Episode, Bourdain's Layover and More!

Stana Katic

What is it with CBS sitcom stars and Saturday Night Live? First Melissa McCarthy wowed us with her fearless physical comedy earlier this fall, and this weekend Jason Segel delivered another of the season's most winning guest-host performances (with a strong assist from the Muppets). His gangly charms ...
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Sweeps Roundup: Nov. 21-27

Katie Couric and Lady Gaga

These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:

Monday, Nov. 21

8/7c
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
It's the final week of performances for the remaining three celebs: Rob Kardashian, Ricki Lake and J.R. Martinez. (Sadly, though, no Muppets!)

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Dancing with the Stars Finale: Who Will Win?

Rob Kardashian, Ricki Lake and J.R. Martinez

Is Dancing with the Stars' Mirrorball trophy still J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff's to lose? The frontrunner suffered an ankle injury last week, meaning Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke, and Ricki Lake and Derek Hough are still very much in the running — not that they were ever completely out of it. Kardashian's improbable journey may be the story of the season, and Lake has Hough, the show's first three-time champ, in her corner.

The trio will face off Monday and Tuesday with four dances: an unlearned dance, their favorite dance, the Instant samba and, of course, the freestyle.

Who's got the edge? Let's size them up!
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Dancing's Derek Hough: I Don't Feel Pressure to Win

Ricki Lake, Derek Hough

Derek Hough is already the first Dancing with the Stars pro to win three Mirrorball trophies, but will he be the first to win four? "Honestly, I don't feel that pressure to win this season, so we'll see what happens," he tells TVGuide.com. "In the past, I've felt pressure to win, but I think this year, it's anybody's to win and nobody's to lose." Hough and Ricki Lake will dance it out against J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff, and Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke for Season 13 glory. Find out what Hough thinks about his competition, if he's worried about his perfect record in finals and what he thinks about the judges' harsh critiques.
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Dancing With the Stars: J.R. Dances Through the Pain

J.R. Martinez

"I was just completely off-key tonight," J.R. Martinez said as he limped off the ballroom floor during Monday night's semi-finals on Dancing With the Stars.
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Dancing's Cheryl Burke: Rob Kardashian Is Not Distracted By Kim's Divorce

Cheryl Burke and Rob Kardashian

Cheryl Burke, a two-time Dancing with the Stars champ, feels a little rusty being in the semifinals. "It's been a couple seasons since I've made it this far, so I have to get used to it again!" she tells TVGuide.com. "But I'm very excited to be back and to have a shot at another final." Burke and Rob Kardashian will duke it out for a spot in the final — with three dances — against J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff, Ricki Lake and Derek Hough, and Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. "I think it's going to be close," Burke says. "J.R.'s gotten amazing scores and he is amazing, but every single week, it changes. I think it could be any of us making the final and I just really hope it's us." See what else she has to say about preparing for the semis, doing three dances and if Kardashian really... read more

Critic's Guide to Weekend TV: Fringe, Primeval, A British Lunch and More!

Anna Torv

FRIDAY

Disorientation is nothing new for the loyal viewer — we hardy few — of Fox's fantastically bizarre Fringe (9/8c). read more

Dancing With the Stars: J.R. Is On Top Again

JR Martinez

J.R. Martinez may now be impossible to beat. The actor and Iraqi war vet and his pro partner, Karina Smirnoff, had the Dancing With the Stars audience on their feet even before they finished their first dance Monday night. read more

Dancing's Kym Johnson: David's Too Hard on Himself

Kym Johnson and David Arquette

Kym Johnson has two Mirrorball trophies, but this is the first time the Dancing with the Stars pro is trying to defend her title. She sat out the 10th season after winning with Donny Osmond, but Johnson, who won last season with Hines Ward, is still very much in the running on Season 13 with David Arquette. "I would love to defend. That would be incredible to win back to back," she tells TVGuide.com. "But honestly I don't really think about that. We've got a long road to go before I can even consider it." After landing in the actual bottom two on the second week, the pair has been steadily improving and Johnson believes they can win it all. But what do they need to go all the way? Plus: Get Johnson's take on the Maks-Len fracas... read more

Dancing With the Stars: The Men Who Changed Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono

What a difference a week makes. In the course of seven days, two very different men have changed the way transgender activist Chaz Bono moves on Dancing With the Stars: the first is former swing dance champion Buddy Schwimmer, dance teacher and father of Bono's partner, Lacey. And the second is fellow competitor J.R. Martinez, who shot to the top of the fifth-week leader board.
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