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Mega Buzz: An NCIS Face-Off, Smallville's Big Finish and a Bones Death

Mark Harmon, Tom Welling, Emily Deschanel

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

I am dying to know what happens in the NCIS finale. — Eric
ADAM: 
Expect even more bloodshed. But the Port-to-Port Killer case doesn't completely rule the hour. "The finale really hits a lot of the Vance-Gibbs tension," executive producer Gary Glasberg says. "It's going to provide a lot of answers to what Vance has been dealing with all season. Gibbs is going to become privy to a lot of it... and it's going to bring his relationship with Vance to another level." Does that signal an administrative shakeup? "There are definite changes that affect NCIS," Glasberg says. "The team is going to have to work together in a way they've never had to work together before next season."

Can you tell us anything about the Smallville finale? — Brad
NATALIE:
Here's what we can tell you: As Darkseid's Apokolips speeds toward Earth, Clark and Lois will attempt to... read more

Modern Family's Lin-Manuel Miranda: I Get Between Gloria and Jay

Lin-Manuel Miranda

The last time Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda visited prime time he played a friendly psych ward patient on House. On Wednesday's Modern Family, he'll play a different kind of crazy — the kind that drives Jay up the wall.

"My character is this pathetic loser who Gloria can't say no to," Miranda tells TVGuide.com "I'm in her house, I have no business being there, but it's fun being in the middle of ... read more

Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec: Profound Loss Is Part of Who Elena Is

Sara Canning and Nina Dobrev

Of all the deaths during two seasons of The Vampire Diaries, none were as tragic and personal as the loss of Jenna — and that was exactly the point, executive producer Julie Plec says.

"The loss of life in the sacrifice ritual needed to be as deeply personal as possible in order to show how big of a move it was that Klaus is making and how profound of an impact it would have on not only Elena's life, but on everybody," Plec tells TVGuide.com.

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Woody Harrelson to Play Haymitch in Hunger Games

Woody Harrelson

Hunger Games has found its drunk former champ.

Woody Harrelson has been cast as Haymitch Abernathy in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

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Oprah Winfrey Plans Two-Episode Interview With James Frey

Oprah Winfrey

During the final week of Oprah Winfrey's talk show, the host will revisit one of her most controversial interviews.

Winfrey will again sit down with author James Frey over the course of two episodes set to air May 16 and 17, the Associated Press reports.
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Chinese Granny Channels Michael Jackson on China's Got Talent

China's Got Talent

First Susan Boyle shocked viewers with her unexpected singing chops on Britain's Got Talent, and now a Beijing woman is creating a viral sensation with dance moves inspired by the King of Pop.

Bai Shuying, 65, wowed the judges and audience alike with her dance tribute to Michael Jackson during the first round of auditions for China's Got Talent earlier this month.
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Ratings: Chuck Out of Luck?

Zachary Levi

Chuck just might be out of luck. The NBC show attracted only 4.06 million viewers Monday night, finishing fourth in the five-way race in prime time's first hour.

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CBS Sets Big Brother 13, Same Name Premiere Dates

Julie Chen

Big Brother 13 will premiere Thursday, July 7 at 9/8c, CBS announced Tuesday.

In addition, the network's new reality series, Same Name — in which stars trade lives with Average Joes who share their monikers — will premiere Sunday, July 24 at 9/8c.

CBS picks up reality series Same Name

As usual, Big Brother, hosted by Julie Chen, will air three times ...
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VIDEO: American Idol's Jacob Lusk Discusses Outpouring Emotions and Diva Tendencies

American Idol, Jacob Lusk

Emoting can be a 24/7 job, especially for a soul singer such as American Idol's recently eliminated contestant Jacob Lusk.

"I don't know when to turn it off and on ... I wear my emotions on my sleeve," he tells TVGuide.com. Despite that, he was able to hold it together for our interview, in which he told us that he embraces comparisons to gay icon Sylvester, as well as the "diva" label — to a point...
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Hetty's Got a Gun: NCIS: LA Boss Promises a Side of Hetty You've Never Seen

Linda Hunt

NCIS: Los Angeles couldn't carry on without Operations Manager Hetty Lange (Linda Hunt), could it? That's just the question creator and executive producer Shane Brennan is prepared to ask in the sophomore CBS drama's final two episodes.

Tuesday's episode (9/8c, CBS) finds the team investigating the death of a Navy SEAL imposter who was set on fire. The investigation uncovers new intel on the whereabouts of a stolen canister of radioactive material that could be used to make a bomb.  

Claire Forlani to recur on NCIS: LA as new operations manager

But the real bombshell comes from a woman by the name of Lauren Hunter (Camelot's Claire Forlani), who shows up at the Operations Center and utters the phrase, "I am Hetty's replacement," just as Hetty mysteriously resigns... read more

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