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Tuesday TV: Sons of Anarchy Finale, Special Shark Tank, Parenthood and More

Charlie Hunnam, Dayton Callie

The price of power sits heavy on the shaggy head of Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), the prince-turned-leader of a troubled biker kingdom on FX's Sons of Anarchy, wrapping its fifth and best-yet season tonight with a super-sized 90-minute finale (10/9c). A few weeks ago, in a moment worthy of this series' Shakespearian ambitions, Jax told his disgraced, dethroned evil stepfather Clay (Ron Perlman): "I'm tired of being crushed under the weight of greedy men who believe in nothing."

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The New Normal's Ryan Murphy Teases Honey Boo Boo Homage, Marlo Thomas Guest Spot

Andrew Rannells, Honey Boo Boo

First, she took on Grey Gardens, and now The New Normal star Bebe Wood is coming for Honey Boo Boo.

The NBC comedy (Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c) is planning an homage to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo for its Halloween episode.

"Shania loves that show so they decide to go en masse as that family," co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy told reporters on a conference call Tuesday.

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The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo homage comes weeks after Wood delivered a spot-on Grey Gardens impression in the series' third episode. "The one thing that I've been absolutely shocked by is how many people have stopped me or written me about the Grey Gardens stuff we did," Murphy said. "Bebe is such an eccentric exotic child and she... read more

I'm Not That Girl

Episode Recap: "Something Wicked This Way Comes"Betty has made a lot of sacrifices, and tonight she was willing to sacrifice a real, public relationship with Henry for the approval of others, Daniel's green light in particular. Though she realized from the plagiarism debacle what a hold his opinion had on her, she still cares too deeply what he thinks of her decisions. And like the bear-attack essay, we knew Betty wouldn't get away with secretly dating Henry, especially once Gio (Freddy Rodriguez) got involved. No way was he going to let her off that easily. I found Gio's spicy snark while wedged between Daniel and Betty a nice antidote to Betty and Henry's gooey texts. Perfectly entertaining. ("You're about to hear gagging. That's me, gagging.") Don't get me wrong. I'm glad Betty and Henry are finally together — and she presumably "dunked her doughnut" after encouragement from Christina and Hilda. But Gio kept things light and interesting amid some predictable moments (like He... read more

Preview: Will "Mode" Survive?

There are so many things going on in this show — and so much praise to heap upon them — sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Just last week, for instance, Marc got a boyfriend, Betty and Henry gave in to their hearts, and we learned that Christina's got a husband(!). But there's also the matter of saving "Mode," forcing Daniel to prove himself all over again. And though it may be difficult to win over his father, he probably won't have to try too hard courting an advertiser (Marlo Thomas) with a thing for younger men. — Joe Friedrich read more

Studio 60, Ugly Betty, the Big Ten and More Short Cuts

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip box art courtesy Warner Home Video

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip arrives on DVD Oct. 16 in a six-disc, 22-episode set.... Tonight's the night that ABC's 20/20 sticks its nose in Dateline: To Catch a Predator's business. The sucker punches start at 10 pm/ET.... Marlo Thomas will guest on Ugly Betty this fall as a jewelry company owner with a "thing" for younger men — namely, Daniel.... ABC Family's Lincoln Heights set a series high with its Tuesday Season 2 premiere, drawing 1.6 million total viewers. That's a 14 percent increase over the show's January launch.... EchoStar's Dish Network has agreed to host the Big Ten Network, and just in time for this weekend's college football games, says TV Week. read more


Living up to its title, Billy Joel's Broadway musical Movin' Out will close Dec. 11 after 1331 performances... Former talk-show host Phil Donahue and wife Marlo Thomas have put their Westport, Conn., home on the market for $25 million... Garth Brooks has signed an exclusive multiyear deal with Wal-Mart, making the retail giant and Sam's Clubs the only places where his music will be commercially available. read more

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