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Glee, Boardwalk Empire Dominate Golden Globe Nominations

Jane Lynch, Steve Buscemi

Glee continues to hit notes at awards season, nabbing a leading five Golden Globe nominations Tuesday, as cable also made its mark on the short list.

The Fox hit will vie for its second comedy/musical trophy against The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, 30 Rock, Modern Family and Nurse Jackie.
 
Golden Globe surprises and snubs: Did your favorite show get left out?

Glee stars Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer all nabbed acting nominations, Lynch and Colfer in the supporting races. Morrison is up against ...
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The Big C Season Finale: Is Cathy Ready to Fight?

The Big C

For a show focused on mortality, few fans of The Big C saw Marlene's sudden suicide coming. Last week, viewers mourned the loss of Cathy's curmudgeonly neighbor-turned-confidant after she decided to end her battle with Alzheimer's.

"We all grieved the loss of that character and for the writers in the room, we were grieving months ahead of even telling the actress [Phyllis Somerville]," creator/executive producer Darlene Hunt tells TVGuide.com. "The idea came about to have that character die, and I was personally like, 'We could never!'"

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Showtime Renews Weeds, The Big C

Weeds, The Big C

Showtime has renewed Weeds and The Big C.

 The network's announcement Monday came one month after The Big C became the network's most-watched series premiere in more than eight years with 1.58 million viewers. That same night, the Season 6 premiere of... read more

Stars Stand Up to Cancer

Will Smith

If you're watching TV tonight, you almost have no choice but to watch Stand Up to Cancer.

Airing on all major networks, the special will include A-listers including Will Smith, George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Laura Linney, Jim Parsons, and cancer survivor Michael C. Hall.

The broadcast is dedicated to... read more

Top Moments: Intrigue on True Blood, Mad Men and... Hot in Cleveland?

Betty White, Denis O'Hare

Television was a place of intrigue this week. Top Chef set the tone with a CIA-themed challenge. Bachelor Pad showed us a classic double-cross. Ari fell victim to a well-executed bluff on Entourage. The Jersey Shore girls tried their hand at skullduggery. Hot in Cleveland threw Elka in the slammer for her covert ops. And True Blood revealed a madman's plan for world domination. Welcome to Top Moments: Cloak and Dagger Edition.

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Mega Buzz: Bones' TV Gig, The Good Wife's Triangle and Criminal Minds' Hostages

Emily Deschanel, Julianna Margulies, A.J. Cook

Every week, senior editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Got any more scoop on Bones' new season? — Andrea
ADAM: We hear the show is looking to add a Bill Nye the Science Guy type to woo Brennan... to appear as a guest on his popular children's TV show. Bones brushes off the request because she doesn't see him as a serious scientist. But when he persists, Brennan makes him a deal: She'll do his show if he can help her solve a murder.

I can't wait for the The Good Wife to come back. Do you know who Alicia picks? — Deborah
MICKEY: Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 left off, with Alicia deciding between standing by her man and answering that fateful phone call. She doesn't... read more

Ratings: The Big C Scores Biggest Showtime Series Debut in 8 Years

Laura Linney

Showtime's new comedy The Big C delivered the cable channel's most-watched series premiere in eight years.

The half-hour series, starring Laura Linney as a woman with terminal cancer, drew 1.15 million viewers Monday at 10:30/9:30c, according to the network. Counting the viewership for an 11:30/10:30c. repeat, the episode drew... read more

Cheers & Jeers: The Big C's Oliver Twist

Oliver Platt

Cheers to Oliver Platt for continuing to defy typecasting on The Big C.

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The enormously versatile character actor reunites with Kinsey costar Laura Linney (and director Bill Condon) on Showtime's new cancer comedy as her immature estranged husband. And while you wouldn't necessarily picture the pudgy Platt and the still-smokin' Linney together, his impish charm helps him pull it off... read more

Roush Review: Grading The Big C

The Big C

Who's up for a death comedy jam? Don't everybody raise their hands at once.

Leave it to an adventurous network like Showtime to develop a series that confronts the age-old maxim about how "dying is easy but comedy is hard." That's certainly the case with The Big C, an affecting yet uneven tragicomedy that comes to life whenever its heroine confronts her mortality but tends to die any time the story line goes overboard on the wackiness... read more

Critic's Notebook: Showtime and the CW

Nikita

The chasm between cable and network programming loomed especially large on Thursday, Day 2 of the Television Critics Association presentations, as Showtime occupied the morning and the CW the afternoon. Never the twain shall meet, as Showtime unveiled a provocative array of shows that caters to the very adult, while the CW, whose focus is anything but, introduced a mere two-pack of new fall shows that rests safely if stylishly within the network's comfort zone of young female empowerment... read more

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