Cougar Town (Monday, 9:30/8:30c, ABC)
Don't ever do that to us again, ABC — by which I mean, depriving us of this blissfully daffy comedy for a long mid-season hiatus. After watching tonight's return episode in a special post-Dancing With the Stars time slot, you'll know what I mean when I say Cougar Town's absence kicked "butt". To celebrate its return, everyone get out their Penny Cans as Bobby and Laurie try to make the silly pastime a thriving business ("The game is dumb, but it is so addictive," admits Laurie), while Jules rethinks her...
Billy Baldwin and Kelly Rutherford
Leave it to Billy Baldwin's William van der Woodsen to throw himself in the middle of a Gossip Girl mess.
"[He] can't help himself," Baldwin tells TVGuide.com. "He can't get out of town without doing something to rock the apple cart."
When the show returns on Monday, Lily (Kelly Rutherford) is staring at a possible jail sentence for forging her daughter's signature and therefore landing an innocent man in jail. Matriarch Celia (Caroline Lagerfelt) and ex-husband William (Billy Baldwin) come to town for moral support.
Zach Levi, Calista Flockhart, Gary Sinise
Will Chuck's luck finally run out? Is Season 8 the end of the road for One Tree Hill? Does Outsourced have a prayer for renewal? Just a few weeks remain before the networks decide which shows will and won't be back this fall. Are your favorites on the chopping block, or can you breathe an early sigh of relief? We offer an analysis of what's to come, so you can brace yourselves (looking at you No Ordinary Family fans, wherever you are) if things aren't looking so hot.
Fall TV scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?
$#*! My Dad Says (CBS)
Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c
The Good News: Despite negative critical response, the show debuted to 12.5 million viewers and held about 80 percent of The Big Bang Theory's audience.
The Bad News: In what is rarely a good sign, the show wrapped up its freshman season in a hurry in February to make room for new comedy (and fellow bubble show) Mad Love. Its final episode...
Oprah once called Charice the most talented girl in the world. David Foster likens her to a young Celine Dion. And to hear Glee creator Ryan Murphy tell it, "When that girl opens her mouth, angels fly out."
But in early March, during her first day back on the set of Glee after an eight-month absence, Charice was anxious, singing superstar or not.
"I forgot to put my Band-Aids on, because when I get nervous... look at that," she says, displaying her wrecked nails and peeled fingertips just minutes before she's set to take the stage in McKinley High's auditorium. "Right now, it's getting to me. The singing is fine, but the acting scenes? That's when I freak out."
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It's been a long while since 18-year-old Charice last stepped into the colorful nerdwear of Sunshine Corazon...
Petra Nemcova, Dancing With The Stars
It's all-American week on Dancing with the Stars — a theme near and dear to Petra Nemcova's and Dmitry Chaplin's hearts because they weren't born in the United States. "It's quite special for me and Dmitry," Nemcova tells TVGuide.com. "The quickstep will be a thank you for all the opportunities we've received coming to America." So what can we expect from their dance? Find out below. Plus: Why is she a clumsy elephant?
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
TVGuide.com's Hanh Nguyen is an avid scripted-TV watcher, a horror-avoider and someone who's read George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, on which HBO's Game of Thrones is based. Her co-worker, Rich Juzwiak, rarely watches scripted TV, is a gorehound and became alerted to Martin's existence just this past week, as he started researching this new swords-and-sandals (well, boots) series. He knows nothing of these sorcerers (if that is indeed what they are), while Hanh is something of an expert (read: fantasy/sci fi nerd). Each week, he'll try to make sense of this crazy new show by enlisting Hanh's expertise. It may turn out to be a test of tolerance: in this case, the Games begin after the TV is off...
Rio flew to the top of the box office in its first weekend of release, Box Office Mojo reports.
The animated comedy, featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, took in an estimated $40 million, the biggest opening weekend of any movie so far this year. Also in its first weekend in theaters, Scream 4 scared up...
HBO has given the green light to the D.C.-based comedy Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Deadline reports.
Louis-Dreyfus plays a former senator who becomes vice president and quickly learns that the new gig is ...
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner
Who says the guys get to have all the action fun?
Taylor Lautner told MTV that his favorite part of filming the upcoming Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn, was watching Kristen Stewart try to fight him.
"We did a scene in the backyard of the Cullen house where Bella gets mad at me ... and she is literally throwing me around," Lautner said.
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