Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), Tom Welling (Smallville)
The CW is taking page from last year's fall playbook by kicking off early and with the premiere of 90210. The network's rollout plan also features a surprise or two.
Annie, Naomi and the gang's adventures will continue Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 8 pm/ET. Leading out of 90210 will be — déjà vu alert! — the premiere of the new Melrose Place.
Also of note on the CW's schedule is a time-slot swap for ...
Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley
Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley were the biggest winners at the 2009 Country Music Television Awards.
Swift, who opened the show with a skit about making her dreams come true, took home awards for video of the year and female video of the year for her hit "Love Story." (Watch the video here.)
"This is for everybody who still believes in love stories, because I do," Swift, 19, said in her acceptance speech. (Check out red carpet photos here.)
Brad Paisley won ...
On the season finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we finally get to see the highly buzzed, table-flipping blowout. Teresa invites all the housewives, including Danielle, to a dinner party. But when Danielle whips out a copy of the book everyone is talking about, things get ugly real fast.
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, True Blood
Some recent ratings highlights:
• Sunday night's Season 2 premiere of True Blood drew 3.7 million total viewers, HBO's best audience for a piece of original programming since The Sopranos' June 2007 sign-off. True Blood's numbers represent a 157 percent increase over its series debut, and a 51 percent gain over the first season's finale.
• Jon & Kate this Monday welcomed a mere 2.9 mil into their tense little home. That marks a week-to-week drop of 33 percent and a whopping 70 percent plunge from the heralded season premiere.
• In Week 2, The Closer ...
Cote De Pablo, Felicity Huffman, Patrick Swayze
Every week, senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I only have one question about the NCIS finale: Is Cote de Pablo returning to the show next season? — B.C.
MATT: Why, did it look like Ziva was on death's doorstep in that secretly filmed torture scene? If so, think back to what NCIS boss Shane Brennan said about that grim cliff-hanger: Come September, "all will be revealed and you will be surprised. It will come at you from left field." (But, in a word: Yes. Sources whisper to me that Cote will be back.) Bonus buzzlet: Season 6 arrives on DVD Aug. 25!
Please tell us the rumors aren't true, and that Desperate Housewives isn't going with a melodramatic miscarriage storyline for Lynette. — Steph
MICKEY: Egads, this is morbid, Steph, but let's retrace our steps: Marc Cherry has said that he thinks a mother losing a child would be ...
Forget the ER. This fall, NBC hits the road with a different kind of medical show: their new EMT drama Trauma. Stars Derek Luke and Aimee Garcia give us the lowdown on shooting on location in San Francisco and explain what it was like to do ride-alongs with real-life paramedics.
Watch the video after the jump.
Young Hollywood and TVGuide.com take you behind the scenes of Parenthood and Community, two of NBC's promising fall sitcoms.
First, Dax Shepard gives you the inside scoop on Parenthood, the remake of the Ron Howard film. (He plays the Keanu Reeves role.) Then, Joel McHale, "aka Ryan Seacrest," talks about the ethically challenged lawyer (redundant?) he plays in Community, which co-stars Chevy Chase.
Watch the video after the jump.
Jessica Alba won't face any criminal charges for plastering posters throughout Oklahoma City to raise awareness of the endangered great white shark.
"The decision has been made to close the case," police Sgt. Gary Knight said in a statement. "The case will not be presented to the district attorney's office."
Alba's act was a part of a campaign for White Mike, an L.A.-based group that aims to spread awareness of the great white shark species' decreasing population, according to E! News.
The 28-year-old actress could have faced a felony vandalism charge and possible jail time, but ...
Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy
After learning that the pilot for his new TV show, Brothers, was picked up, former New York Giants star Michael Strahan proposed to girlfriend Nicole Murphy on a beach in the Bahamas.
"It was a pretty great day," Strahan's manager told People.
Strahan, who has four children from his previous marriage to Jean Strahan, says he and Murphy have a great relationship.
"She's a great girl," says Strahan. "I don't like ...
Another medical drama, you say? Michael Vartan promises that TNT's HawthoRNe (premiering Tuesday at 9 pm/ET) offers something different.
"There are a lot of medical series out there," the Alias alum acknowledges in his TVGuide.com video Q&A. "But never has one told the story from the nurses' perspective."
TNT's new drama stars Jada Pinkett Smith as chief nurse Christina Hawthorne and Vartan as Tom Wakefield, the chief of surgery with whom she will butt heads, again and again. Vartan, though, couldn't ask for a livelier scene partner.
"She's amazing," he raves of Pinkett Smith, who also serves as an executive producer. "I really trust her creative vision."
Also in this on-camera sit-down ...