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Alyson Hannigan to Guest-Star on The McCarthys

Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan is crashing The McCarthys' Christmas.

The How I Met Your Mother alum has booked a guest-starring role on The McCarthys' holiday-themed Dec. 18 episode, Entertainment Weeklyreports.

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Review: CBS's New Thursday: Mom, McCarthys, Elementary Returns

Allison Janney, Anna Faris

The Thursday Night Football experiment is over for now, with games now exclusively on the NFL Network while CBS resumes its regular programming, with a few new tweaks. Most notable is the move from Mondays of the underrated Mom, nestled at 8:30/7:30c between producer Chuck Lorre's higher-profile hits, the dominant The Big Bang Theory at 8/7c and the fading Two and a Half Men, finally entering its final season, at 9/8c.

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HBO Renews Getting On for Season 2

Niecy Nash, Alex Borstein

HBO comedy Getting On has been renewed for a second season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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How Long Can The Big Bang Theory Go On?

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory has done what few shows on television have done before: It has actually grown in viewership since its first season by more than 10 million viewers — and it keeps getting bigger.

The CBS comedy closed out last season with 18.6 million viewers and a 6.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the No. 1 comedy in both measures, a feat unheard of for a show heading into its seventh season these days. The ratings are only topped by the show's eight Emmy nominations, including Comedy Series, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jim Parsons and Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Mayim Bialik.

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Roseanne Barr Opens Up About Feud with Chuck Lorre, Tells Him to "Get Over It"

Roseanne Barr

Johnny Galecki has welcomed several of his former Roseanne co-stars, including Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf, into The Big Big Bang Theory universe. However, one... read more

Tom Hanks and Cyndi Lauper Among Tony Awards Nominees

Maura Tierney, Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari

Hollywood took Broadway by storm this year, with many familiar faces earning Tony nominations Tuesday morning.

Get the scoop on 39 must-watch finales

Kinky Boots
, with a score by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, leads the pack, earning an impressive 13 nominations, including Best Musical.

Tom Hanks received a Best Actor in a Play nod for his performance in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, which was also nominated for Best Play. read more

Desperate Housewives' Dirty Laundry: Lynette Scavo's Wild Ride

Felicity Huffman

Desperate Housewives wraps its eight-season run on Sunday, May 13 (9/8c on ABC) and what a long, strange trip it's been for the ladies of Wisteria Lane! As we prepare to kiss our favorite harried housewives goodbye, TVGuide.com takes a look back at each of the four protagonists' biggest triumphs, greatest downfalls and all the juicy hookups, makeups and breakups in between.

Check back every day this week for our takes on the other Housewives' wild rides.

Name: Lynette Scavo
Known For:
Being a fiercely independent, meddling, stressed-out working mom
Marriages:
Tom Scavo (separated)
Children: Preston, Porter, Parker, Penny, Paige and Patrick (deceased)
Professions: Former advertising executive, former pizzeria manager, interior designer

Desperate Housewives first look photos: Get a sneak peek at the series finale!

HIGH POINTS

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Matt's Guide to Thursday TV: Person of Interest, Vampire Diaries and More!

Jim Caviezel

CBS' Person of Interest (9/8c) is one of the fall's few new dramas of interest, and it appears to be a keeper. Though not without some formula aspects — this is CBS, after all, so things tend to get wrapped up pretty neatly by the hour's end — the intriguing Interest sends its damaged heroes on their high-tech vigilante missions under a tantalizing cloak of paranoid secrecy. Each week, there's also the promise of heightened and stylized mayhem at the hands of the coolly lethal Reese (Jim Caviezel), who's so unflappably taciturn in his explosive takedowns of rooms full of bad guys he can make Jack Bauer look like a blabbermouth wimp.

Reese's partner in crime-stopping, Michael Emerson as the mousy ...
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Roseanne's Laurie Metcalf, Husband Divorcing

Matt Roth and Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf and her husband and Roseanne co-star Matt Roth are divorcing after six years of marriage, People reports.

Roth filed papers on Sept. 12, citing "irreconcilable differences," and requested joint physical and legal custody of their children, Will, 17, Donovan, 11, and Mae, 6. He also listed the date of separation as November 2008.

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Boardwalk Empire's Michael Shannon Doesn't Know How Creepy He Can Be

Michael Shannon

Even as a high school thespian, Michael Shannon conveyed gravitas. "I would always play the old guy; I guess I had a good old-guy voice," he says. Over the telephone, his gravelly timbre does make him seem older than his baby-faced 36 years.

As Nelson Van Alden on HBO's Boardwalk Empire -- a gritty confection of organized crime in 1920s Atlantic City created by The Sopranos' Terence Winter and executive-produced by Martin Scorsese -- that deep voice serves Shannon well. He plays a federal agent tasked with enforcing Prohibition, the so-called "good guy" whose personal faith and unrelenting drive for justice... read more

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