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6 Reasons Why Harper's Island Needs to Come Back

Harper's Island

It's been five years since CBS premiered Harper's Island, and in the words of another famous island inhabitant, "We have to go back!" A woefully underrated horror murder mystery, the 13-episode series, which is available on Netflix, follows a group of family and friends that heads to the titular locale for a destination wedding, only to learn that there's a killer among them. At least one character gets whacked each episode, always in spectacular fashion. It was awesome, and it got the shaft (no pun intended). CBS canceled the show after moving it from Thursdays to Saturdays, natch, but if they know what's good for them, they'd bring back the dead.

Worst ways to go: TV's most outrageous deaths

Here are six reasons why CBS should resurrect Harper's Island — and why you should (re)watch.
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Meet the Domestic Divas of Lifetime's Devious Maids

Devious Maids

Washing the windows is no concern when scrubbing bloody floors and covering up illicit affairs are part of your professional duties. Such filthy tasks are all in a day's work for Beverly Hills cleaning ladies Carmen, Marisol, Valentina, Rosie and Zoila. It's enough to turn anyone a little...devious.

Inspired by the hit Mexican telenovela The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood, the new Lifetime sudser Devious Maids was adapted for American audiences by Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and features the same wickedly over-the-top tone. "But there are subtle differences," Cherry explains. "Devious Maids deals with themes of racism, classism and immigration. These women all work in the homes of rich people, but they have goals and dreams that are much greater than the people they work for realize."

The drama begins with the death of a mischievous maid named Flora... read more

Body of Proof: How Will Kate's Run for Office Affect the Team?

Jeri Ryan

Murphy in '13?

Tuesday's conclusion of Body of Proof's two-part Season 3 premiere cemented a plotline that had been hinted at last week: that Chief Medical Examiner Kate Murphy (Jeri Ryan) is running for office, and her colleagues in the medical examiner's office — especially Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) — are less than thrilled about it.

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Body of Proof: 6 Things to Expect from the Revamped Season 3

Dana Delany

Body of Proof creator and executive producer Matthew Gross has made it no secret that his ABC drama has undergone quite a makeover during its 10-month hiatus. But should existing fans be worried that they'll be watching a completely new series when Season 3 premieres (Tuesday at 10/9c, ABC)?

Yes and no. read more

Exclusive: Blue Bloods Books Richard Burgi for Season Premiere

Richard Burgi

Former Desperate Housewives star Richard Burgi will guest-star on the Season 3 premiere of CBS' Blue Bloods, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Burgi will play Councilman Anthony Russo, the powerful, wealthy chairman of the Committee on Public Saftey. He promises Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) that he will do his best to prevent NYPD budget cuts, but we're not so sure Frank should trust Russo's methods... read more

Desperate Housewives' Dirty Laundry: Bree Van de Kamp's Wild Ride

Marcia Cross

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: Bree Van de Kamp (formerly Hodge)
Known For: Perfect manners, conservative values, cooking skills, firearms skills, alcoholism
Marriages: Rex Van de Kamp (widowed), Orson Hodge (divorced)
Children: Andrew and Danielle (one additional faked pregnancy, to cover for... read more

Desperate Housewives' Dirty Laundry: Susan Delfino's Wild Ride

Teri Hatcher

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 protagonist's 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... read more

Keck's Exclusives First Look: Desperate Housewives' James Denton Lives Again!

James Denton

James Denton is proving there's life after death on Wisteria Lane. Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has invited James, along with a handful of other actors who took their deaths gracefully (ahem), to appear in the May 13 series ender.

"I'm pretty stoked," says the former Mike Delfino. "A lot of great actors will be on that street — Steven Culp [Rex], Roger Bart [George], Richard Burgi [Karl], among others. If you gotta be dead, that's pretty good company." Add Lupe Ontiveros (Mama Solis) to the list, plus at least one more victim who will die in the finale, Marc says.

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Critic's Guide to Monday TV: Guest Stars Galore, Where's Matt Lauer, Two and a Half Men

Jon Cryer

By the time you read this, Today's well-traveled Matt Lauer may well already be on his way to his next destination. This is the 10th anniversary of his "Where in the World Is Matt Lauer?" stunt (airing all week, starting at 7am), and as he tells our Stephen Battaglio, this could be ...
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One Tree Hill (Finally) Casts Brooke Davis' Dad for Last Season; Another Cast Member Returns!

Richard Burgi

After eight seasons of One Tree Hill, Brooke Davis' dad is a no-show no longer!

Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives) has been cast in the recurring role, TVGuide.com has learned. He'll be coming to town as a grandpa now that his estranged daughter Brooke (Sophia Bush) is a new mom to twins, Davis and Jude.

Check out our fall preview for galleries, scoop, premiere calendars and more!

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