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Ask Matt: Cards Spoilers, Mom, Blacklist, NCIS's 250th and More

Kevin Spacey

Question: When dealing with shows like House of Cards (in which an entire season is available at one time), what's your opinion on how spoilers should be discussed? Is every episode fair to be talked about as soon as the season comes out? Should no spoilers be talked about for, say, a week and then every episode is fair game? Or would you treat it more like a traditional series and discuss only one episode at a time? On the receiving end, do you just avoid all spoilers until you've finished watching the entire season? I'm mainly asking this because I'm only up to episode 6 of the new season of House of Cards and am avoiding any article with a spoiler alert, because I don't know just which episodes they may be spoiling. (Thankfully, so far the biggest spoiler I could have had ruined was a very shocking moment in the first episode. I don't gasp very often at a TV show, but I did then.) — Scott

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Exclusive: Susan Sarandon Returning to Mike & Molly

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon is coming back to Mike & Molly later this season,TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The Oscar winner will reprise her role as Molly's (Melissa McCarthy) literary idol J.C. Small. When J.C. gets arrested by Mike (Billy Gardell), Molly is ...
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Weekend Review: TCM Goes to the Oscars, Sherlock's "Last Vow"

Decorative statue at the 2013 Governors Awards

"It's a room full of excitement. It's a room full of sweat," recalls Ellen Burstyn, who won her Oscar in 1975 for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. "It's your bar mitzvah times a million," says director-writer Jason Reitman, a four-time nominee (Up in the Air, Juno) who remembers getting over his loss with a post-show visit to In-N-Out Burger. (My kind of guy.) "It's a bit like being in a car crash. Everything slows down, everything goes into slow motion," Helen Mirren reflects on the moment her name was read when she won in 2007 for The Queen.

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Keck's Exclusives: Kathy Bates to Visit Mike & Molly

Kathy Bates

With Melissa McCarthy's Mike & Molly character now pursuing a career as an author, what better time to introduce a little Misery into her life? The CBS sitcom has booked Kathy Bates to play Molly's new pal, Kay McKinnon, in an upcoming episode. 

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Melissa McCarthy to Host Saturday Night Live During Super Bowl Weekend

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy has been tapped to host Saturday Night Live the weekend of the Super Bowl, according to Variety.

Her Feb. 1 appearance will... read more

Exclusive Mike & Molly Sneak Peek: Molly Gets Writer's Remorse

Melissa McCarthy

Molly has finished her novel on Mike & Molly, but she might be a long way off from getting it published.

Golden Globes: 2013 fashion hits and misses

On Monday's ...
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Mindy Kaling's Elle Magazine Cover Sparks Controversy

Mindy Kaling for Elle Magazine

Elle Magazine is facing backlash in the wake of its Women in TV issue, with some critics saying the publication intentionally highlighted only Mindy Kaling's face on the cover because she isn't as thin as some of the other honorees.

Gracing the other Women in TV covers are Amy PoehlerZooey Deschanel and Allison Williams, all of whom are shown in nearly full-body color shots. Kaling's picture, however, is cropped from the chest up and is in black-and-white. Check out all the covers here.

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Ask Matt: The Scandal Hiatus, Carrie Preston and Good Wife, Sound of Music, Following

Scandal

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Announcing a plan to take their top dramas off the air to avoid reruns is one thing, but how do you think ABC is actually going to fare for the next couple of months while Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Once Upon a Time and Revenge take two-month breathers? I am a fan of the airing-consecutively strategy, but I'm afraid they won't stick to this model, because quite frankly, the new shows they are using as substitutes in these timeslots don't look very good. What happens if something bombs? Will they have no choice but to rush these signature shows back to the air sooner?

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Exclusive Mike & Molly Sneak Peek: Mike Gets Shot in the Butt!

Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy

No ifs, ands or buts — or should we say butts? — about it: Being a cop is dangerous.

On Monday's Mike & Molly (9/8c, CBS), Mike (Billy Gardell) takes a bullet in the tuchus while ...
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Mike & Molly Boss on Show's New Direction: "It Was Necessary"

Melissa McCarthy

When Al Higgins took over as showrunner on Mike & Molly in May, executive producer Chuck Lorre posed a question that he couldn't answer.

"We sat down and the first thing Chuck Lorre said to me was, 'Why is Melissa McCarthy a movie star and not a TV star?' And I had no idea," Higgins tells TVGuide.com. "I was stumped. And he said, 'In her movies, people react to her and on the show, she reacts to everyone else.' I thought about that and he was right. He said, 'I want to flip that dynamic.'"

Fall TV Report Card: How's the new class doing?

And thus, the "new" Mike & Molly was born. Nearly 30 freshmen ...
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