How I Met Your Mother
Barney Stinson is never shy about using superlatives on How I Met Your Mother, but the man who writes those lines, creator/executive producer Carter Bays, exercises greater restraint.
Except when describing the upcoming sixth season.
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"Honestly, I never say stuff like this, but I think this is will be our best season yet," Bays tells TVGuide.com. "I'm going to call my shot and say that. At the end of last season, I think we were all feeling really old, and there's been kind of a rejuvenation around here. I think a lot of it has to do with the stories of the season."
After two seasons primarily of stand-alone episodes, the time-jumping sitcom will ...
Dancing With The Stars
Tom Bergeron felt the pressure. So did Brooke Burke.
After Dancing with the Stars' surprisingly strong Season 10 — highlighted by beating American Idol in the ratings for the first time — the co-hosts are well aware that the season will be tough to follow, let alone top.
"I think it surprised even us how strong we came out the gate last season and how well it held," Bergeron tells TVGuide.com. "It sort of became the man-bites-dog story because ...
Friday Night Lights
When Friday Night Lights brings back its starting season lineup before the big 2011 series finale, the Panthers will be missing one beloved player. Turns out Gaius Charles, so great as Brian "Smash" Williams, has embraced God over football and is pursuing a masters degree in divinity.
"He and I used to text, but he has fallen off the radar," reports Lone Star's Adrianne Palicki, who will bring Tyra back to town...
Lone Star (Monday, 9/8c, Fox)
My favorite new drama of the fall season is a provocative and twisted romance with a touch of Dallas-style oil intrigue, as a con man (charmer James Wolk) juggles a double life with a rich wife in Houston and a down-home sweetie in a small town where he's pulling a swindle. How long can he get away with it? We'll see. The show faces competition from NBC's heavily hyped conspiracy thriller-fantasy-adventure hybrid The Event, cloaked in mystery and hobbled by a convoluted time-jumping script. But Jason Ritter as the everyguy hero embroiled in the madness is so likable you can't help but want to tune in next week to see what happens. DVR alert...
Lone Star, The Event
Forget surviving Premiere Week. Just making it through Monday is going to take nearly superhuman endurance this season. So many diverse and worthy choices, I almost won't miss The Big Bang Theory being shuffled off to Thursdays.
Let's start with the new, and in each case, I'll reprint my Fall Preview blurb with some additional comments. And then on to the handful of returning favorites I've been able to screen in advance.
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From the top, my favorite new drama: Fox's Lone Star (9/8c). "This fall's best and most original drama taps a gusher of intrigue and twisty romance, with star-is-born James Wolk the most irresistible con man since Lost's Sawyer. Where is this story going? Can't wait to find out."
To elaborate: Newcomer James Wolk...
Former talk show host Ricki Lake escaped a house fire with her two sons and their dog over the weekend, her rep tells TVGuide.com.
The Malibu rental home quickly burned down Saturday morning, said Lake's rep, Howard Bragman.
See photos of Lake through the years
Lake told Los Angeles authorities she was trying to ...
Yvonne Strahovski, Zachary Levi
Chuck's Season 4 finds Chuck on the hunt for his mother — who doesn't seem to want to be found. TVGuide.com caught up with executive producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak to get the lowdown on everyone's family issues this year, including an impending baby and Morgan's brush with death — well, Casey will want to kill him if he keeps going after daughter Alex, right?
Linda Hamilton to play Chuck's mom — and guess who's pregnant?
TVGuide.com: If before the show was about Chuck (Zachary Levi) trying to be a man, and then Chuck trying to be a spy, now what is Chuck trying to be?
Chris Fedak: This season is Chuck trying to find his mom. That's the mythology, that's the big search of this season. At the end of last year, his father gave him a quest, a big mission, and that was to...
Randy Quaid, Evi Quaid
Randy Quaid and wife Evi are facing burglary charges in California following a homeowner's claims that the Quaids have been squatting in a guest home without permission, according to The Associated Press.
The Quaids arrested in Santa Barbara
The home's property owner called Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies on Saturday to file the complaint. When deputies arrived at the house to find the Quaids, the couple claimed they owned the property since the 1990s, according to the AP.
The property owner's rep provided documentation that showed ...