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Exclusive: Scorpion Books Justified Alum for Guest Spot (Plus: New Key Art!)

Mykelti Williamson

Justified alum Mykelti Williamson will guest-star on CBS' upcoming freshman drama Scorpion, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Scorpion stars Elyes Gabel as eccentric genius Walter O'Brien, who builds a team of other super-geniuses to help solve the world's most complex problems. Williamson will appear in an October episode as ... read more

Critic's Notebook: CBS at TCA

Dean Winters, Josh Duhamel

When at first you do succeed: do it again. Imitation, not innovation, was the prevailing takeaway when CBS presented its fall prospects (and one notable midseason contender) at the TCA press tour on Thursday.

Not that the network's entertainment chairman Nina Tassler had any apologies for doubling down on what works — not when a franchise like NCIS (launching its second spinoff in September) can achieve what she called the "creative holy grail" with its global dominance, or when syndication and/or streaming deals with outlets like Hulu, Amazon and WGN add to the bottom line for shows including the acclaimed The Good Wife and Elementary and the sci-fi hits of the last two summers. "These [new] platforms aren't replacing each other. They're complementing one another and enhancing the value of the content as it moves from window to window."

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Katharine McPhee Files for Divorce

Nick Cokas, Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee has filed for divorce from her husband Nick Cokas,People reports.

"After six years of marriage, and having been separated for the past year, Katharine McPhee has filed for a dissolution of marriage from Nick Cokas," a rep for the actress said. "The two have an amicable relationship and will remain friends. They ask that people respect their privacy during this time." 

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Weekend TV: Orphan Black, Salem, Lifetime Making Whoopi

Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris

"You are a bloody wrecking ball. You are an exploding cigar," laments a confidante of the clones under siege in BBC America's thrillingly entertaining Orphan Black. She's also a bloody marvel, as Tatiana Maslany plays these diverse doppelgangers with astonishing range and surprising nuance. Scrappy street waif? Check. High-strung soccer mom? Check. Lesbian scientist-in-training? Check. Deranged Russian assassin? Why not. Beyond a provocative premise and blistering pace, Orphan Black is a terrific showcase for one of TV's great performances. Even when it threatens to look like a stunt, with one clone at another's throat in a smackdown or layering the subterfuge when one clone pretends to be another, this bonded-by-genetics sister act never feels forced or phony.

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Smash's Katharine McPhee Joins CBS' Scorpion Pilot

Katherine McPhee

Katharine McPhee has landed the female lead in CBS' drama pilot Scorpion, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

In the pilot, an eccentric genius (Elyes Gabel) and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.

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The Smash alum and former American Idol finalist will play... read more

Report: Mary McCormack Kicks Husband Out After He Was Seen Kissing Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee, Michael Morris, Mary McCormack

Did Katharine McPhee have an affair with her Smash director Michael Morris? New photos indicate that the pair's relationship may have been less than professional.

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Smash's Fictional Hit List Musical to Get Real-Life Debut

Jeremy Jordan, Katharine McPhee

Smash may have gotten axed by NBC last May, but the show's music lives on.

Hit List, one of two fictional in-the-works musicals from the drama series, is set to make its real-life stage debut this December, The New York Times reports.

TV musicals: The highs and lows

The cast will feature former Smash stars... read more

American Idol: Who Was Sent Home?

OneRepublic, Katherine McPhee

The girls continued their domination on another American Idol elimination night Thursday, and the judges actually had to debate at length for once about whether or not to use their save. Did someone get sent home? Keep reading to find out.

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Smash's Katharine McPhee Chops Off Her Hair

Katharine McPhee

Smash might not be the only thing Katharine McPhee says goodbye to!

The American Idol alum... read more

The Thursday Playlist: A Hope Mitzvah, a Redeemed Politician, Scrubs On Grey's

Garret Dillahunt

Oy vey. Or as Virginia Chance (Martha Plimpton) might mangle her Hebrew-isms: "Molotov! (for mazel tov)." Fox sure doesn't make it easy to say goodbye to Raising Hope as it ends its third season on a new night with back-to-back episodes (9/8c), the sort of treatment you'd normally see from a network burning off a show in which it has lost faith. Thankfully, that's not the case here. Hope has already been picked up for a fourth season, and it goes out on a delightfully deranged musical high, with Burt (the sublime Garret Dillahunt) center stage as he frantically preps for his overdue Bar Mitzvah.

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