NBC Goes Downwardly Mobile with Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

NBC has snagged Roseanne Barr's comeback sitcom Downwardly Mobile, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Like Roseanne, the comedy is about a blue-collar family — this time living in a mobile home community. Barr co-created the project with longtime boyfriend Johnny Argent and former ...
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Cake Boss Exclusive: Watch Regis Philbin Cause a Food Fight in Buddy's Bakery

Regis Philbin, Buddy Valastro

One job Regis Philbin won't be doing after leaving Live with Regis and Kelly next month: decorating cakes.

The host dropped by Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro's bakery over the summer where he suited up in chef whites and got a free lesson in how to decorate a cake Carlo's style.

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Breaking Bad Postmortem: Giancarlo Esposito Reacts to Season 4's Explosive Finale

Breaking Bad

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers about the Season 4 finale of Breaking Bad. Read at your own risk.]

As Gustavo Fring, Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito has embodied one of the most memorable TV villains ever. And he knows it.

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"I think I've created a character that will live on for a long time in people's nightmares," the 53-year-old actor tells TVGuide.com with a laugh.

First appearing as a meek owner of a chain of fried chicken restaurants, Gus quickly emerged as a calculating... read more

Parks and Rec Video Exclusive: Ron and Leslie Ready Their Troops for Camp!

Parks and Recreation

Turns out Ron Swanson does like to give back to the community.

In Thursday's new episode of Parks and Recreation, we'll meet Ron Swanson, troop leader of the Pawnee Rangers, as he gets his boys ready for Wilderness Weekend:

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How I Met Your Mother's Kal Penn: Kevin and Robin Are a Fun Match

Cobie Smulders, Kal Penn

As far as typecasting goes, Kal Penn fills some very specific criteria.

"This is the third doctor character with a name that starts with 'K,'" he tells TVGuide.com of his How I Met Your Mother therapist Kevin. His previous — and most famous — two roles, of course, were Kumar of the Harold & Kumar movies and the late Dr. Kutner on House. "You find out [in the upcoming A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas] that Kumar actually completed med school in the six years that have been left off," Penn says. "I think it was a buddy of mine who asked me, 'What were the last few characters you played?' I said, 'Well, I just went back to play Kumar and I guess Kutner killed himself off and now I'm playing Kevin.' And I was like, 'Whoa!'" My name starts with 'K,' so maybe it's something subconscious."

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Whether or not he's cornered the market on doctors with "K" names roles, Penn is excited to be acting again after leaving House in 2009 to join the White House ...
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Judy Greer Gets a Healthy Online Appetite and a Two and a Half Men "Beefcake Sandwich"

Judy Greer

She may be on Two and a Half Men, but Judy Greer has another show that is far more near and dear to her heart: Her new Yahoo! web series Reluctantly Healthy.

Part of Yahoo!'s inaugural slate of original online programming, the series, consisting of 3-to-5-minute long episodes that go live every Monday, features Greer and her team of health and fitness experts cooking and doling out advice for her fellow busy bees on the run. "I've never pitched an idea before. I guess it's beginner's luck," Greer, who plays Ashton Kutcher's ex-wife Bridget on Men, tells TVGuide.com. "It does feel like a baby. I've also never been so invested in a project. Usually I'm just auditioning or acting in things, which is super awesome, but this is my idea."

Find out why Greer decided to segue to the web, why she hasn't joined Twitter yet and how Bridget may further break Walden's heart on Men.

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Rosie O'Donnell Returns to TV: The 8 Things to Expect From OWN's The Rosie Show

Rosie O'Donnell

Last Friday, Rosie O'Donnell composed some poetry about her return to television. Included are lines about how she had blown the deadline for publishing the poem online, as well as observations about the people she met that same night while eating dinner at Gibsons Steak House in Chicago.

As for what's to come on her new talk show, she wrote only this: "as I prepare to return / 2 something much bigger than a show / I am reminded how lucky I am / have always been / thank u oprah / here we go." O'Donnell says, so far, she feels no pressure. "I feel nothing but privilege, truthfully," she told reporters during a conference call Wednesday. ""For Oprah to not only ask me to be on ...
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Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore Bring Awareness to Breast Cancer in Lifetime’s FIVE

Jeanne Tripplehorn and Patricia Clarkson

For Jeanne Tripplehorn, her role in FIVE served as a reminder.

"A few months ago I got a phone call saying that Jennifer [Aniston] and Marta [Kauffman, co-creator of Friends] were doing the project and I immediately said yes," says Tripplehorn. "When we started filming, I realized that I hadn't had a mammogram in two years. So I rushed out to get one immediately. My wish is that when people see this film, it will remind them to do the same."

Doing its part for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lifetime is giving us FIVE (Monday, 9/8c) . The quintet of five short films was directed by Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keys, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris.

About 20 minutes each, the stories — with stars including Tripplehorn, Rosario Dawson, Ginnifer Goodwin and  Patricia Clarkson — deal with the emotional roller coaster that breast cancer patients and their families endure. The women's stories run... read more

Real Steel Outmuscles the Competition; Ides of March Strong Second

Real Steel

Real Steel beat up the weekend competition at the box office, grossing an estimated $27.3 million in its debut, Box Office Mojo reports.

The Hugh Jackman-starring family film was followed by the weekend's other major new release, George Clooney's latest directorial effort, The Ides of March. The political film, headlined by Ryan Gosling, drew... read more

Shirley MacLaine to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine will receive the 40th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Film Institute announced Sunday.

The 77-year-old actress, who won a Best Actress Oscar for 1983's Terms of Endearment, will be presented the award at a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 7. TV Land will broadcast the ceremony later that month.

"Shirley MacLaine is a powerhouse of personality that has illuminated screens large and small across six decades," Howard Stringer, chairman of the institute's board of trustees, said in a statement. "From... read more

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