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Ratings: Idol Rules, But Modern Family Keeps Growing

Modern Family

For the second week in a row, ABC's Modern Family posted significant gains, despite going head-to-head with ratings powerhouse American Idol.

Modern Family drew 10.1 million viewers, an increase of 8 percent from last week, and tied its season high in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. Its lead-in, The Middle (8.2 million), was also up, improving 11 percent to reach a series high. Faltering against Idol, Cougar Town shed more than 3 million of Family's viewers and fell sharply in the 18-to-49 demo.

Fox, of course, won the night, anchored by Idol (25 million viewers), which was up 4 percent from last week, when it debuted in the 9/8c Wednesday timeslot... read more

Private Practice's Tim Daly: Addison and Pete Are Meant to Be

Private Practice

The revolving doors at Private Practice are turning once again with the reunion of Addison (Kate Walsh) and Pete (Tim Daly) in Thursday night's episode (10/9c on ABC). While the pair have only flirted in previous seasons, Daly tells TVGuide.com that they're meant to be — it'll just take awhile. The 53-year-old actor also discusses the relationship with Violet (Amy Brenneman) and his character being a single father...

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Jimmy Fallon Spoofs Lost With Late

Jimmy Fallon

Late Night's Jimmy Fallon has done another TV show spoof — this time taking on Lost.

Jimmy Fallon spoofs Glee with Studio "6-bee"

When Fallon's elevator gets stranded on a deserted floor, he is Late, the name of the send-up, to host his show. Check out the video below...

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FlashForward Names Three New Showrunners

FlashForward - John Cho, Joseph Fiennes

FlashForward has a new trio of showrunners.

Jessika Borsiczky, Lisa Zwerling and Tim Lea have been named to run the ABC sci-fi drama, TVGuide.com has confirmed... read more

Lost: Are Kate and Sawyer Over? Has Claire Gone Crazy?

Lost

In Tuesday's episode of Lost, we learned that being infected, like Claire and possibly Sayid have, is a bad thing. We also discovered that, much to Kate's chagrin, Sawyer's eyes are on one woman only: Juliet. Will Sawyer now go off the map? What has "claimed" several Lostaways? And who are these crazy keepers of the Temple?

Read our Lost recap of "What Kate Does"

TVGuide.com sat down with AOL's Maggie Furlong and IGN-TV's Eric Goldman to discuss the revelations in "What Kate Does" on AOL Television's vodcast "Instant Dharma." Check out the video below and offer your thoughts... 

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Andrea Anders Joins Matthew Perry in Mr. Sunshine

Andrea Anders

Better Off Ted star Andrea Anders will join Matthew Perry in the ABC comedy pilot Mr. Sunshine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Allison Janney to star alongside Matthew Perry in Sunshine pilot

The single-camera series revolves around an aging stadium manager (Perry) who realizes after his 40th birthday that he can no longer skate by on his charming, non-committal ways. Anders will play ... read more

Cougar Town's Ian Gomez: I'm Happy Andy's Not a "Schmucky Neighbor Next Door"

Cougar Town, Ian Gomez

Is Cougar Town the next Friends? Ian Gomez, who plays beleaguered husband Andy on the show, says the similarities don't end with Courteney Cox's involvement. "It's funny how Cougar Town started as a show about a woman dating a younger man, and now it's kind of turning into an ensemble show about a bunch of friends and their misadventures," Gomez tells TVGuide.com. "And Lisa [Kudrow] came on! [Friends] did very well and I would be very happy if ours is half as successful as that. I just hope I'm not Joey!" Gomez talked to us about his TV wife, played by Christa Miller, his real wife, Nia Vardalos, and his hopes for a Felicity reunion.
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Prison Break's Frank Grillo Joins ABC Drama

Frank Grillo

Prison Break star Frank Grillo will play the lead in ABC's new supernatural crime drama The Gates, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gates centers on a big-city cop (Grillo) who becomes chief of police in a quiet community, only to discover ... read more

Ratings: Ellen Gives Idol a Boost; Lost Takes a Dip

American Idol

Ellen DeGeneres' debut behind American Idol's judging table lifted the Fox hit's numbers as it remained Tuesday's most-watched program.

Idol
's first night of Hollywood Week drew 27.7 million viewers, climbing 12 percent in the adults-18-to-49 demographic from the previous week and 4 percent in total viewers from Season 8's first night of Hollywood Week. Placing second at 8/7c was NCIS (19.7 million viewers), which took a small dip. NBC's Biggest Loser struggled against the tough competition in the first hour, but improved greatly in its second... read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on Lost, Bones, Ugly Betty and More!

Henry Ia Cusick (Lost), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), David Boreanaz (Bones)

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

What the heck was Desmond doing on that plane? Any idea where the Lost powers that be are going with this? — Nora
MICKEY: I have some idea. If you'll recall, our friend Des has certain abilities that can supersede the time-space continuum. Is he really on that plane? When we pumped Henry Ian Cusick for scoop at the premiere in Hawaii, he would only say that off the island, Desmond is not happy. "The motivation has always been to get to Penny, and now he's got something slightly different. It's not about him, he's being more selfless. He's trying to help everyone," Cusick said.

Any Booth-Brennan dirt on Bones? — Nikki
ADAM:
Obstacle No. 473 standing in the way of a Bones-Booth hookup: marine biologist Catherine Klein... read more

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