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Why Star Trek Should Return to TV

Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine

Star Trek had been off television for four years before J.J. Abrams rebooted the film franchise in 2009. While Abrams' vision has clearly struck a chord with audiences (Into Darkness took in $84 million in its opening weekend), there are still many die-hard Trekkies who argue that Star Trek belongs on the small screen — and they have a point. read more

Castle: Will Senator Bracken Force Beckett to Cross a Line?

Stana Katic and Jack Coleman, Castle

On Castle's Season 5 premiere, Detective Kate Beckett opted against killing the man who was responsible for her mother's murder. But if given another chance, would she make the same choice again?

First Look: Castle finds his father... but loses his daughter?

That's the question hanging over Monday's episode (10/9c, ABC), which reintroduces the shadowy Senator William Bracken (guest star Jack Coleman). When Beckett (Stana Katic)and Castle (Nathan Fillion) find evidence that links their current murder victim to Bracken, Beckett seizes the opportunity to finally bring the man behind her mother's death to justice. But as complications arise, Beckett may once again be forced to think outside the law.

"This certainly extends the conversation that we started in the first episode for Beckett," creator Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com.... read more

Mega Buzz: Castle Therapy, Another Diaries Romance, and HIMYM's Other Mother

Stana Katic, Kat Graham, Cobie Smulders

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams

I hear Beckett's therapist will be back on Castle. What can you tell us about that? — Angela
ADAM:
Michael Dorn will indeed reprise his role as Dr. Burke during February sweeps. But what brings Beckett back to his couch? Well, it's not because of any problems with Castle. Instead, it will be another run-in with Sen. Bracken (guest star Jack Coleman) that sends Beckett back to therapy. "A murder seems to lead to his doorstep and Kate thinks this her opportunity to finally get the man who was responsible for her mother's murder behind bars," creator Andrew W. Marlowe, adding that Beckett may once again find herself out of control. "Nothing is as it seems," he says. "The case leads us into really interesting moral territory for our character."

Are Jeremy and Bonnie getting back together on The Vampire Diaries? —Micah
NATALIE: You weren't the only one who noticed those stolen glances during the midseason finale! ... read more

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Star Trek: The Next Generation's Second Season Finally Hits Blu-ray

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Strap in for some new-old voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Another 22 episodes will be in your orbit when the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation reenters the stratosphere on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday. And, hey, it's only been 22 years since the season's finale and 15 years since it was released on VHS! That's like nothing in light years, right?

Someone should go ask Data (Brent Spiner). Let's just call this set his showpiece. The most exciting entry (of many) in this set's special features is an extended version of the episode "The Measure of Man," in which Data must prove to a Starfleet court (with the help of Patrick Stewart's loyal, fatherly Captain Picard as his "lawyer") that he's a sentient being in order to prevent some corporate-paid mad-as-heck scientist from cracking open his head in order to study his positronic brain. This isn't just a longer episode — some scenes are shot entirely differently than in the broadcast version. Some you've never seen before. (You purists also get the original version and a hybrid copy with more extra material.)

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Mega Buzz: A New Grey's Nazi, a Mentalist Triangle and CSI's Dog Days

Ellen Pompeo, Simon Baker, Ted Danson

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Please give us some Meredith scoop on Grey's Anatomy! — Jen
NATALIE:
Get ready to meet the new Nazi: Meredith! "She's definitely angry at the beginning of the season," Ellen Pompeo tells us. "She's angry about all the stuff that happened, so she's teaching her interns and she's really mean to them. It's an homage to the first Dr. Grey, Meredith's mother, who is the first bitch surgeon, so I get to channel Kate Burton and be mean."

Any good Jane and Lisbon scoop on The Mentalist? — Darcy
ADAM:
Now that Jane's ex Lorelei is in custody for her connection to Red John, Jane is... read more

Castle: Beckett and Castle Get "Hooked Up" in "Cuffed"

Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic

Castle's Detective Kate Beckett has revealed a lot in her shrink's office this season.

Castle's Stana Katic: Sniper case brings Castle and Beckett closer to a relationship

In the Season 4 premiere, Beckett (Stana Katic) confessed that she remembered everything about her near-fatal shooting, thus revealing that she'd been lying to Castle (Nathan Fillion) about hearing him say, "I love you." But in the show's most recent episode, Beckett told her therapist (Michael Dorn) that she's ready to move past her mother's murder and be defined by a real relationship.

"She is moving towards trying to get some clarity in her life," creator Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com... read more

Critic's Guide to Monday TV: A Mother of an Episode, Bourdain's Layover and More!

Stana Katic

What is it with CBS sitcom stars and Saturday Night Live? First Melissa McCarthy wowed us with her fearless physical comedy earlier this fall, and this weekend Jason Segel delivered another of the season's most winning guest-host performances (with a strong assist from the Muppets). His gangly charms ...
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Castle Boss: Castle and Beckett's New Secrets Are a "Ticking Bomb"

Castle

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 4 premiere of ABC's Castle. Read at your own risk.]

"I remember everything."

With those words, spoken by Detective Kate Beckett in the closing moments of Castle's Season 4 premiere, the show kicked off what is sure to be a rollercoaster season of secrets.

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After narrowly surviving the gunshot she suffered in the Season 3 finale, Beckett (Stana Katic) tells Castle (Nathan Fillion) that she doesn't remember anything from the day she was shot — including the fact that Castle told Beckett he loved her. But in the premiere's final moments, Beckett confesses to her police-mandated shrink (Michael Dorn) that she she's been lying about her faulty memory.

But why? "She's scared to admit that she heard him because she's scared that the relationship is going to go to the next level and it could potentially ruin their friendship," creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com... read more

Castle Season 4: What Happens After "I Love You"?

Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic

As the saying goes, you can't unring a bell. So, can you unspeak the words "I love you"?

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

That's the question looming over Castle, as the Season 4 premiere (Monday, 10/c, ABC) focuses heavily on how Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) will react to a profession of love from her mystery-writer/partner, Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), in last season's finale. Of course, Castle's "I love you" didn't come over a candlelight dinner, but in the aftermath of Beckett being gunned down by a sniper. So, there are plenty of easy outs, right? ... read more

Castle Exclusive: Star Trek's Michael Dorn Is Beckett's Shrink

Stana Katic, Michael Dorn

In the aftermath of being shot in Castle's Season 3 finale, Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) will be ordered to see a psychiatrist. And he is out of this world.

Castle exclusive: Meet Castle and Beckett's new boss!

Star Trek: The Next Generation
star Michael Dorn has been tapped for the juicy recurring role, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. The erstwhile Lt. Commander Worf will first appear in the Season 4 premiere, and at least one other episode, according to executive producer Laurie Zaks, who says Beckett's time on the shrink's couch may also hold some key answers about the evolution of Beckett's relationship with Castle (Nathan Fillion).

"It's going to dredge up a whole bunch of stuff," Zaks says.... read more

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