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Ratings: American Idol Overpowers ABC's Comedy Block

Lilly Scott, American Idol

American Idol delivered another powerhouse win in the ratings Wednesday night, as nearly all its competition suffered ratings declines.

Fox won the night overall as Idol's two-hour broadcast drew 23.5 million viewers, handily defeating all competitors among adults 18-to-49.

Placing a distant second was CBS... read more

Poll: Evan Lysacek Favored to Win Dancing; Skater Feels "So Much Pressure"

Evan Lysacek

Evan Lysacek is "shocked" that 40 percent of TVGuide.com users have him pegged as the Dancing with the Stars Season 10 favorite.

"Really? Wow! I feel so much pressure now because ...
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Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz Finds Another Gig at ABC

Ana Ortiz

Ana Ortiz is staying with ABC: The Ugly Betty star has landed a lead part on the network's drama pilot True Blue, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Poppy Montgomery first to be colored True Blue

Blue focuses ...
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Debra Messing a Right Fit for ABC's Wrong

Debra Messing

Debra Messing will go for laughs again after nabbing the lead role in ABC's comedy pilot Wright vs. Wrong.

Check out photos of Messing

The Will & Grace alum will play Evelyn Wright, a conservative pundit whose ...
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Grey's Doc Moves Off the Map

Jason George

Bailey really can't catch a break when it comes to love.

Jason George, who plays Bailey's recurring love interest on Grey's Anatomy, has joined the cast of the new Shonda Rhimes-produced pilot Off the Map.

Caroline Dhavernas snags lead in Off the Map

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Ratings: Idol Keeps Rocking; Parenthood Debuts Fairly

Erika Christensen, Lauren Graham

American Idol continued its winning ways Tuesday, while NBC's heavily promoted Parenthood had a modest debut.

Idol drew 23.5 million viewers over its two-hour broadcast and more than doubled its competition among adults 18-to-49, pushing Fox to another overall Tuesday win.

Parenthood, meanwhile, drew 8.1 million viewers, despite NBC's continuous promotion during the heavily watched Winter Olympics. The show retained most of its Biggest Loser lead-in (8.3 million viewers), which wasn't much of a boost, considering Loser was down 11 percent from its last episode before the Olympics.

The silver lining for NBC, however, is that Parenthood won the 10/9c timeslot in the demo, which was good enough to move the network to third place overall for the night... read more

Michael Imperioli Nabs Lead in ABC Drama Pilot

Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli may be heading back to ABC.

The Sopranos alum has signed on to play the lead in 187 Detroit, a new drama pilot that offers a real but sometimes humorous look at Detroit's top homicide division through the cameras of a fictitious documentary crew, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Julie Benz joins ABC's new super Family

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Private Practice Casts Derek Shepherd's Lil Sis

Caterina Scorsone

First we met Derek's older sister, Nancy, during Season 3 of Grey's Anatomy, and now his little sister is making her way to Private Practice.

Caterina Scorsone (Crash) is joining the cast in the recurring role of Dr. Amelia Shepherd, TVGuide.com has confirmed. However, she is not going to be heading to... read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on Lost, CSI, The Office and More!

Marg Helgenberger, Henry Ian Cusick and Jenna Fischer

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.

Will we find out whether Desmond was really on the plane on the season premiere of Lost? — Carrie
MICKEY: "We will answer that question very shortly in the show," executive producer Carlton Cuse tells us. "It will absolutely be clear whether he was on the plane or not." Does this help? We're also hearing that the next time Desmond appears, which might not be for a while, it'll be with Penny at his side.

What's the latest word on a love interest for Catherine on CSI? — Sid
ADAM: Well, the latest words are "The Panty Sniffer." Before your filthy minds get ahead of you, that's... read more

Lost Episode Recap: "Sundown"

Lost - Naveen Andrews

On Tuesday's episode of Lost, Sayid must make a difficult decision and Claire will make her way to the Temple. Plus: I hear that Sayid's love, Nadia, and freighter folk Keamy and Owen will all appear — what do you think that's all about?

I'll post a full recap later, but in the meantime, please use this space to share your thoughts on "Sundown."

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