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Bernadette Peters Heads to Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters is going from Broadway to Bravo.

The legendary stage actress has booked a guest-starring turn on the upcoming seriesGirlfriends' Guide to Divorce, the network announced Monday. read more

FXX to Air 12-Day Simpsons Marathon of Every Episode

The Simpsons

Cowabunga! Get ready to Simpsons-ize your life.

At the Television Critics Association fall previews on Monday, FXX announced that it would air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons and the movie in a record-breaking 12-day marathon beginning Thursday, Aug. 21. That's 278 straight, chronological hours of The Simpsons to celebrate the network's exclusive cable acquisition and non-linear VOD rights to the hit animated show.
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FX Orders More Fargo and Louie

Billy Bob Thornton, Louis C.K.

Fresh off earning 18 Emmy nominations for Fargo, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf announced Monday that the network has ordered a second installment. FX has also renewed... read more

Kim and I Are Like "Two LeBrons": The Most Ridiculous Quotes From Kanye West's GQ Interview

Kanye West

Kanye West, the most vociferous armchair philosopher of modern time, has given yet another head-scratching interview to a print publication — this time, GQ.

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VIDEO: See an X-Wing Starfighter on the Set of Star Wars: Episode VII

J.J. Abrams

"Currently sunny London" is standing in for a galaxy far, far away in the latest video from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

In the clip, director J.J. Abrams teases a charity contest that offers fans the chance to win a visit to the set, a walk-on role in the movie, and/or a private advanced screening of the film — all to benefit the Star Wars: Force for Change fundraiser in support of UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs for children in need.

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Critic's Notebook: Fox at TCA

Jada Pinkett Smith, Robin Lord Taylor

Gotham City to the rescue? Fox certainly hopes Gotham, its dark and stylish noir set in the corrupt, broken pre-Batman metropolis, will revive the fortunes of a network undergoing one of its most significant leadership transitions. (The architect of this fall's schedule, Kevin Reilly, stepped down in late May, and Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the Fox Studio heads who will take over network oversight in a more streamlined operation, won't start their new positions until the end of the month.)

The Gotham panel was the first and most impressive new-series presentation on Fox's day at the TCA press tour. (For more Fox news, go here.) With its revisionist twist on Batman mythology as it spills out origin stories featuring various supervillains-to-be, Gotham is the buzziest show on Fox's fall slate — airing on Mondays alongside breakout hit Sleepy Hollow won't hurt — but it's not without risk. read more

Ask Matt: Men Getting Married, 24, Blacklist, TNT Shows and the Emmys

Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher

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

Question: I have never been a fan of Two and a Half Men (tried to watch it years ago, but the only thing I found funny was Conchata Ferrell) and never understood how it has stayed on the air for so long. I saw that creator Chuck Lorre is planning on the main storyline next season to be about the two main characters (Walden and Alan, both heterosexual) "marrying" each other in order for Walden to achieve his goal of adopting a child. To me, I find this appalling on so many levels. Gay men and women (and their straight allies) have fought for so long for equal marriage rights, so having two straight men "marry" just seems like a mockery for those fighting for marriage equality. I am a little ashamed of Lorre even coming up with this idea (particularly as his biggest star, Jim Parsons, on his biggest show, The Big Bang Theory, is gay). Your thoughts? — Tim in Atlanta

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Exclusive: Tricia Cast and Michael Fairman Return to The Young and the Restless

Tricia Cast, Michael Fairman

Hard to believe but it's been nearly a year since The Young and the Restless said goodbye to Katherine Chancellor, the divinely salty doyenne played by the late Jeanne Cooper. On Aug. 26-27, the CBS soap will mark the one-year anniversary of Katherine's death with a remembrance ceremony in Chancellor Park that brings back actors Tricia Cast (Nina) and Michael Fairman (Murphy).

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PHOTO: Get a First Look at Andrew Rannells in Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Andrew Rannells

Andrew Rannells is breaking out the glitter and nail polish for his upcoming stint as the title character in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

A new promo poster shows Rannells, who will take over the role from Neil Patrick Harrisbeginning Aug. 20, in character as Hedwig, the East German transgender rock star at the center of the musical. His look features red shimmering lipstick, blue eye shadow and nails to match.

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Watch This Tonight: Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

Scrappy

Will Bambi accept Scrappy's proposal on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta?

On Monday's episode, Scrappy steps up to the plate and gives Bambi a gorgeous ring. But there's one person not happy about the impending engagement: Momma Dee. How does she react? Plus: Why is Mimi threatening to sue Benzino?

Get the scoop in Watch This Tonight:

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