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Are Mike & Molly's Fat Jokes Funny?

Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson and Billy Gardell

The creators of CBS' new romantic sitcom Mike & Molly insist that the show isn't about weight issues.

"I wanted to write a show about two people at the beginning of a relationship, and that was what intrigued me the most," says executive producer Mark Roberts (Two and a Half Men).

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Still, the show's nascent courtship begins when city cop Mike (comedian Billy Gardell) meets cute with... read more

Hawaii Five-0 Creators: Don't Call Our Show a Remake

Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan

Hawaii Five-0 is not, we repeat, not a remake of the original series, the producers stressed at the Television Critics Association fall preview on Wednesday.

"For me, the word remake suggests we're doing exactly the same thing," said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. "What we felt like we really had to do was... read more

The Talk's Julie Chen: Leslie Moonves Is Only Annoying When He Wakes Up The Baby

Julie Chen

When the hosts of the forthcoming CBS daytime talk show The Talk were asked what they find most irritating about their spouses, Julie Chen, who is married to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, played it like only someone who's uncharitably nicknamed The Chenbot would.

First, she explained, she only married Moonves because he was "the first person in my life who doesn't annoy me." (Aw, poor Harry Smith.) read more

Chuck Lorre on Big Bang Theory Move: "It Feels Like a Do-Over"

Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Simon Helberg

In its three years on the air, The Big Bang Theory has already survived the writers' strike and three timeslot changes. So how do the show's producers feel about leading off a new Thursday night comedy block this fall?

"It's almost like we're re-launching the show," co-creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre said at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews. "It feels like a do-over in a way."

CBS added just five new prime-time series to its fall lineup, but Big Bang's move after three seasons on Monday has been one of the most talked-about changes to the network's schedule. CBS made the decision to provide a solid lead-in to new fall comedy S#*! My Dad Says... read more

Undercover Boss Announces Season 2 Companies

Undercover Boss

It'll still be hard to top the Hooters episode, but NASCAR and the Chiquita fruit company will be among the corporations participating in the second season of Undercover Boss, CBS announced Wednesday.

There will also be episodes featuring suits from DirecTV and Great Wolf Resorts, North America's largest family of indoor waterparks.

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"We're thrilled with this season's new bunch of bosses," Stephen Lambert, the show's executive producer, said in a statement... read more

CBS President: Network Adding More Gay Characters to Its Shows

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

CBS will introduce more gay characters on its scripted programs in response to recently receiving a failing grade from GLAAD, CBS President Nina Tassler said Wednesday.

"I'm very disappointed in our track record so far," Tassler said at the Telvision Critics Association fall previews. "We know and we will do better."

MTV, CW tops GLAAD's gay-friendly programming survey; CBS fails again

Tassler said The Good Wife will introduce the gay brother of Julianna Margulies' Alicia in the new season. She also added that there would be a recurring gay character on S#*! My Dad Saysand that Jeff and Audrey (Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price) will choose a ...
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Survivor: Nicaragua Pits Old Against Young

Survivor: Nicaragua

After putting fan favorites against newcomers, and heroes against villains, Survivor is adding a new twist for Season 21: old vs. young.

Survivor: Nicaragua, which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 8/7c, will divide the competition into ... read more

NCIS: Los Angeles Promotes Eric Christian Olsen to Series Regular

Eric Christian Olsen

NCIS: Los Angeles has upgraded Eric Christian Olsen to a series regular for the show's second season, CBS announced Tuesday.

Last season, Olsen recurred as Marty Deeks, a seasoned LAPD undercover detective who was recruited to the NCIS team. He'll appear in the two-hour season premiere... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Marg Helgenberger Prepares to Leave CSI

Marg Helgenberger

Enjoy Catherine Willows while you can, because soon it will be time to say goodbye to CSI's hottest investigator, as well as to Marg Helgenberger, who has played the role since 2000. In this exclusive interview, one of TV's highest-paid stars reveals why she's signed on for the 11th season and how she'd like to see Catherine exit.

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TV Guide Magazine: Not long ago, you told me that 10 seasons would be enough. Why the change of heart?
Helgenberger: Well, there's been a few changes in my ...
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Seen and Heard at Comic-Con 2010

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

Comic-Con 2010 is in the books, and this year's event was another celebration of all things geeky — and many that are not. TV Guide Magazine patrolled the halls and hallways of the San Diego Convention Center, ducking light sabers, caped crusaders and pen stabbings to file these tidbits:
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