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Who is The Event's Mysterious Sophia?

Laura Innes

Looks like The Event's supersecretive Sophia Maguire (Laura Innes) — the leader of several longtime detainees of the U.S. government — has started opening up about her group's top-secret origins. Why now? She has faith in U.S. president Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood)... read more

Lauren Conrad Preps for Life After The Hills

Lauren Conrad

It's a whole new reality for Lauren Conrad: The Hills' leading lady will be returning to MTV for a new series following her budding fashion career, and she tells TV Guide Magazine this time she's in control of just how intrusive the ever-present cameras will be.... read more

On the Set: Linda Hamilton Goes for the Last Laugh on Chuck

Linda Hamilton

Days after her first appearance on Chuck, Linda Hamilton is on the set of the NBC spy comedy working hard. She's shooting an important scene that requires multiple takes of her running back and forth, and back and forth. "For such a light-hearted romp, they sure do shoot a lot," she tells reporters on set. "There's like two hours' worth of action in every hour. We are spending our good long days working hard to make it all look easy."

Chuck producers: Chuck has mommy issues

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Soap Execs Take Cover: A Hot Tell-All Book Is On the Way

Noelle Beck and Jon Hensley

How could the death of As the World Turns been avoided? Was Guiding Light the victim of low-ratings or something insidious? Are certain networks execs looking to save the soaps — or their own asses? That recent 113-degree heat wave in L.A. may be nothing compared to the upcoming scorcher Afternoon Delight: Why Soaps Still Matter (4th Street Media) due in 2011 from veteran journalist Carolyn Hinsey (Soap Opera Digest, New York Daily News). One of the most dynamic and provocative voices in the suds world, Hinsey says her book is packed with insider analysis and celebrity contributions but is also written from a true fan's perspective. And she will take no prisoners... read more

Watercooler: Extreme Makeover: The Musical!

Kristin Chenoweth

To quote Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Ty Pennington, talk about bringing down the house.

For its second show of the season, the sobfest took a break from rebuilding floors and walls to raise the roof when guest Kristin Chenoweth stopped by for a little song and dance. Aside from Brian Austin Green on Desperate Housewives, it was the cutest thing on TV last night.... read more

Ask Matt: Fringe, Glee,The Choir, Lone Star, NCIS and More!

Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: One of my favorite shows is Fringe, but I can't help but wonder if Fox could pull an X-Files switch. I'm thinking maybe it should be moved to Sunday nights at 9/8c. This was great for The X-Files and made Sunday nights so darn cool. Fringe has that type of feel, and let's face it: two hours of cartoons is a bit much. I have a feeling they could get a nice ratings spike as well. Curious to know what you think — and do we really need more CSI-type shows? — Michael

Matt Roush: Well, those are two very different questions. And one doesn't really inform the other. CSI-style procedurals are still the flavor of the decade — especially on CBS, which knows exactly how to feed its audience — and everyone wants to be in on this lucrative game. But a show like Fringe will always be separate and special, and Fox knows that. The network has done a pretty good job of nurturing the show to where it can go all-out this season. So far, the results have been spectacular, creatively anyway... read more

Cheers & Jeers: SNL's Obama Crisis

Fred Armisen

Jeers to Saturday Night Live for reelecting Fred Armisen to play President Obama.

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With this season's addition of standup comic Jay Pharoah — whose uncanny impression of the Chief Exec became a YouTube sensation — SNL had the perfect excuse to unseat Armisen, who's never found his voice as Obama... read more

Desperate Housewives Episode Recap: "You Must Meet My Wife"

Desperate Housewives

On Sunday's episode of

Desperate Housewives, Bree confronted her feelings about her new contractor, Keith. The burden of lying to Mike weighed on Susan. Paul's new wife revealed a secret. Bob and Lee revealed their own relationship woes. Renee began her Godzilla-in-the-sandbox impression on Wisteria Lane, starting with the Scavos' marriage. And Carlos finally told Gaby the truth about Juanita.

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Exclusive: Steven Tyler, Idina Menzel and Ziggy Marley Lend Voices to Wonder Pets!

The Wonder Pets!, Steven Tyler

Singers Steven Tyler, Idina Menzel and Ziggy Marley are voicing an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's The Wonder Pets!, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

"What a blast! It's something I've wanted to do forever and to get a chance to do this is just another dream come true, another feather in the cap!" Tyler, who just joined the American Idol judges' panel, said in a statement about the upcoming special.

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E! Green-lights Lara Flynn Boyle Reality Pilot

Lara Flynn Boyle

E!'s next celebrity reality series won't star a Kardashian sister or a Girl Next Door, but rather Lara Flynn Boyle.

The network has green-lit a pilot presentation of a docu-reality series about the former Practice star, Deadline reports. The as-yet-untitled series would follow Boyle as she ...
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