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CBS Books Return Engagement for Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

CBS has set a Monday, March 2, premiere date for the third season of Rules of Engagement.

Starring Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich and David Spade, the sitcom last season averaged nearly 11 million viewers. Once again, it will air Mondays at ... read more

Obama Paging CNN's Dr. Gupta as Surgeon General?

Sanjay Gupta

The country's next Surgeon General may be coming soon from a TV near you.

President-elect Barack Obama is set to tap neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, to the high-profile position, CNN reports.

Gupta is expected to accept the offer in coming days.

The 39-year-old has been in talks with Obama about the job since late last year. CNN first learned of Gupta's prospective new gig in mid-December, according to network spokesperson, Christa Robinson.

"CNN has made sure that his on-air reporting has been on ...
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Ron Moore and David Eick Tease Battlestar's End, Caprica's Beginning

Battlestar Galactica

Fire up your raptors, Battlestar Galactica fans, the final season of the Peabody Award-winning show begins Jan. 16 at 10 pm/ET on Sci Fi. If you're like us, you have so... many... frakkin' questions! The biggest one: "Will all of our questions actually be answered?" Executive producers Ron D. Moore and David Eick tease what's next for the four Cylons revealed this past season, assured us we won't need to wait the very last episode for the fifth Cylon's identity and gave some details the prequel series, Caprica, which is set to air in early 2010.

What are you most proud about the way the series ended?
Ron Moore: I would have to say that I'm probably most proud about the fact that I think we were able to answer most of the questions that we'd raised over the years. And, sort of, to resolve most of the mysteries and the grander questions of the show and at the same time give a resolution to all the character arcs and to wrap it up by the end. And, we don't save everything until... read more

Kelsey Grammer Goes Corporate for ABC Sitcom

Kelsey Grammer

Frasier and Back to You alum Kelsey Grammer is coming back to TV.

The five-time Emmy winner has signed on to headline a sitcom for ABC, Variety reports. To be shot multi-camera, the as-yet-untitled series will center around Grammer's corporate executive who ...
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Damages Season 2 Preview: Will Ellen Take Down Patty?

Rose Byrne, Damages

Its first time around, FX's Damages dangled before viewers the season-long question of who killed aspiring legal eagle Ellen Parson's fiancé. Season 2, premiering Wednesday at 10 pm/ET, opens with a dead-serious Ellen talking to someone off-screen — whom she ultimately shoots. And then we flash back, in dramatic Damages style, to "Six Months Earlier." invited Rose Byrne to shed as much light as she could on Ellen's dark missions of vengeance ahead. Season 2 literally starts with a bang, doesn't it?
Rose Byrne: Yes, literally. It was a lot of fun to film. It's similar to last season, setting up the two different timelines. Are you glad they held onto that framing device? I know there was a bit of pressure to make the show a bit...
Byrne: Clearer, yeah. We still have that catchy thing with the two timelines, to help build the mystery side of it. But I think it is clearer, not as complicated, if you will. It's not a murder, it's more about figuring out who Ellen is talking to [while holding the gun]. Over the course of the season, you can make your mind up. How dark a place is Ellen at these days?
Byrne: Oh she's in the depths of grief and trauma and ... read more

Pilot News: Chicago Hope's Lahti Checks Into Medical Drama

Christine Lahti

The doctor is in, again. Christine Lahti, an Emmy winner and overall four-time nominee during her 1990s run on CBS' Chicago Hope, has been added to the cast of the USA Network pilot Operating Instructions.

Lahti will play Commander Helen Keller (Hmm, I can see that...), the chief administrator of a military hospital. Keller instantly and frequently will butt heads with ... read more

HBO Snags Rights to Inaugural Kickoff

Barack Obama

It's not TV, it's the presidential inauguration.

HBO has scored exclusive broadcast rights to the Jan. 18 opening ceremony of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Don't have HBO? No worries. The network is in talks with cable and satellite distributors to air the event, which will be held at the Lincoln Memorial, without commercial interruption for free to all.

Both Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are expected to attend, while the entertainment lineup ...
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Brad Pitt Defends Aniston's "Uncool" Comment

Brad Pitt, W Magazine cover

Jennifer Aniston may find Angelina Jolie's behavior "uncool," but Brad Pitt doesn't feel the same way about his ex for making that comment.

"Listen, man, Jen is a sweetheart," Pitt told the February issue of W magazine. "I think she got ...
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Exclusive: When Will ABC Family Go Greek Again?


ABC Family's Greek pledges to deliver even more young/pretty-people angst when it launches its new season on Monday, March 30, has learned exclusively. The series will claim the Mondays-at-8 pm/ET slot once The Secret Life of the American Teenager wraps its current run.

What's ahead for the ZBZ and Kappa Tau Gamma crowds when Greek comes back? Read on for a few scooplets — some faintly familiar and some brand-new.

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Mega Buzz on Grey's, Daisies, 24, Housewives & More!

Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy), Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) and Carlos Bernard (24)

Senior editors Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy answer your questions. Drop us a line at Also: Follow us on Twitter at for live backstage updates from the Golden Globes this Sunday.

Got any scoop on Grey's Anatomy's MerDer? Do you have any idea when we'll see the McMansion being built? — Emilee
In lieu of talking drywall (there's no foreseeable movement on Der's dream home), may I interest you in some drama? It turns out that the death row inmate who is admitted to Seattle Grace this week could do some damage to your MerDer. Guest star Eric Stoltz teases that during his three-episode arc, "I certainly insinuate myself into their relationship and am the source of not a little strife."

Any word on dates for the final three episodes of Pushing Daisies? — Kathy
ABC is contractually obligated to air the remaining episodes, but I've also heard that they might burn them all off ... read more

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