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CBS has booked Dane Cook to play Danno's brother on Hawaii Five-0, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live
11:29/10:29c NBC
It's a Paul call when the shticks-and-skits show delivers the second of three live December episodes. (Jeff Bridges hosts next week.) It's the story of two Pauls tonight when comic actor Paul Rudd, star of the forthcoming film How Do You Know with Jack Nicholson and Reese Witherspoon, teams up with the SNL players to host a roast of the day's topical happenings. Meanwhile, rock icon and former Beatle Paul McCartney is in the wings and takes flight on the Studio 8H music stage in the wake of the deluxe reissue of McCartney and Wings' celebrated 1973 album, Band on the Run. — Dean Maurer



Read on for previews of College Football, Frosty the Snowman, the Heisman Trophy Presentation, An Old-Fashioned Christmas, Lombardi and Taliban. read more

Exclusive: Get a First Look at Penguins of Madagascar’s Christmas Special

The Penguins of Madagascar are known for putting their own unique spin on things, and the holidays are no exception.

While many will be celebrating Christmas on Dec. 25th, the penguins will be ringing in their annual Kidsmas celebration. To make the most of the only day the zoo is closed to visitors, the penguins try to organize decorations, food, gifts and a visit from Santa.  Unfortunately, they must first... read more

Will Girl Power Rule on The Amazing Race Finale?

The Amazing Race

Girls, girls, girls — can they finally win The Amazing Race?

In the past 16 seasons, no all-female team has crossed the finish line first, but it seems a likely possibility this time around. Or at least that's what the promos would have you believe.

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"Sure, I think there will be some disappointment [if it doesn't happen]," host Phil Keoghan tells TVGuide.com. "But at the end of the day what makes The Amazing Race work is good fair competition and it will happen when it's meant to.

"There are so many... read more

Ratings: Mentalist Hits Series Low Against Barbara Walters Special

The Mentalist

The Mentalist was no match for Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People special on Thursday.

The CBS procedural hit a series low, drawing 13.4 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Walters' ABC special, which featured Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the Jersey Shore cast among others, attracted... read more

Sam Neill to Star in J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz Pilot

Sam Neill

Sam Neill will star opposite Sarah Jones in J.J. Abrams' Fox pilot, Alcatraz, Deadline reports.

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James Duff Previews The Closer's Final Season

James Duff

Today, TNT announced that Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick has decided to end her run as The Closer's Brenda Leigh Johnson after the show's upcoming 2011 season, its seventh.

Creator James Duff recently told TV Guide Magazine that he'd... read more

The Making of Community's Animated Holiday Episode

Community

Community's December 9 animated Christmas episode, in which Abed (Danny Pudi) learns the meaning of Christmas (and which featured a shout-out to TV Guide Magazine!), is a holiday miracle in itself. As overseen by 23D Films owners James Fino (who previously worked on King of the Hill) and Joe Russo (The Simpsons), the stop-motion animation was completed in four months, less than half the time it takes to produce an episode of The Simpsons.

"We needed every ounce of that time," Fino says. "It couldn't be whipped off. We had to be at the top of our games." Animators from the movies Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas also contributed their talents.

Fino and Russo offered... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review: Soulmates

Emily Deschanel

Since I'm too much in the holiday spirit to dwell on the cancellation of Terriers right off the bat, let's start this week's overview with a look at some of our favorite TV soulmates, comic and otherwise.

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Thursday night, you could hardly avoid them. The most provocative being an unusually pensive re-examination of the Bones-Booth dynamic on Bones. This artful hour is a true showcase for Emily Deschanel, as Bones sees an unflattering version of herself in this week's skeletal victim, discovered with a tree growing through her. The vic is a doc, a surgeon who lives for work and torments her interns, seen by peers as having no passion, no life, no one to miss her or maybe even mourn her... read more

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