To get the first episode of Fox's dinosaur drama Terra Nova made, it reportedly took $15 million and more than a year to plan; there were production delays, changes in the writers room, pilot reshoots, and plenty of time spent on getting those CGI dinosaurs to look as good for TV as they did in 1993's Jurassic Park.
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While The Good Wife's Season 3 premiere showed that Alicia and Will are so on, the cast provided plenty of off-screen entertainment during Sunday's episode. As part of CBS' Tweet Week, Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles and Alan Cumming all live-tweeted the East Coast airing. The trio shared on-set secrets, answered fans questions and spilled a few upcoming spoilers (but not too many). Our seven favorite revelations:
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After a coast-to-coast challenge and six defeated food trucks, the Lime Truck and Hodge Podge were the last two competitors in Sunday night's finale of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race. Did The Lime Truck's take on fresh California cuisine drive laps around its rival? Or did Hodge Podge's fancier twist on comfort food propel it through the finish line first?
The final stop: Miami, where the first truck to make $15,000 and meet host Tyler Florence at South Point Park would win.
Penn Badgley, Leighton Meester and Hugo Becker
Here's what Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran doesn't — and won't — talk about when it comes to the show's fifth season: the identity of who is pregnant, a possible second glimpse of Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (so impressed by Serena's knowledge of The Beautiful and Damned he handed her a summer job), Ivy, the whereabouts of the real Charlie (and if it even matters), the fall-out from Dan's Upper East Side-bashing book, Georgina, gone-but-angry outcast Vanessa ...
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Fortunately, some of those cliff-hangers will immediately be dealt with when Gossip Girl returns (Monday, 8/7c, CW). TVGuide.com instead got Safran's thoughts about why Blair has become the show's most interesting character (by far), what makes this season more fun than last (even if it didn't begin in Paris) and why Serena could wind up being the best movie producer ever:
At the end of last season, you said Dan (Penn Badgley) and Blair (Leighton Meester) were totally not over.
Josh Safran: I stand...
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The Hawaii Five-0 task force had a reunion of sorts in last week's season premiere, but the team won't be the same now that there's a new boss, Lt. Gov. Denning (Richard T. Jones), in charge.
"He's a little tougher than the old one, so we need to be more careful with him," Scott Caan, who plays Danny "Danno" Williams, tells TVGuide.com. On Monday's episode (10/9c, CBS) Denning demonstrates that he's not about to let Five-0 slide with their lawless methods. He assigns Homeland Security profiler Lori Weston (Lauren German) to join the team to keep them in check.
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A few months ago Nathan Fillion was literally stalked by a Twitter follower. He reacted the same way any other Hollywood actor would: He took a picture with the guy, and then tweeted it.
Fillion is best known these days for playing the crime-solving Richard Castle in ABC's Castle, but in the "Twitterverse," he's revered for his geek-chic resume (he starred on Joss Whedon's Firefly and in his online-only Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and his must-follow Twitter feed. Whether it's his goofy musings or completely random photo uploads, fans can't get enough of Fillion's good-natured tweets. We spoke with him about his love for Twitter, how he thinks actors should use it and what he'll do when he hits the 1 million mark...