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Mega Buzz: New Pairs on Good Wife and Diaries? Plus: Bloody Good Dexter Scoop

Archie Panjabi, Michael C. Hall, Candice Accola

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

I need some Good Wife scoop! Anything on Kalinda? — Brittany
ADAM:
Archie Panjabi says viewers will get new insight into Kalinda's relationship with Will. "The two of them look out for each other a lot," Panjabi says. "I think we'll definitely get to see that in Season 3. They used to spend a lot of time drinking in bars." Given what we now know about Kalinda's history with Peter, we certainly hope nothing happened after those drinks.

Please give us scoop on the new season of Dexter! — Mitchell
NATALIE:
The season premiere opens on... read more

Fall TV Popularity Contest: What Did You Think of Ringer?

Ringer, Sarah Michelle Gellar

You've waited eight years to see Sarah Michelle Gellar back in prime time. On Tuesday, she returned in The CW's sudsy neo-noir thriller Ringer, about estranged twins on the run, separately, from unsavory types. We want to know what you thought — and what you think of every new series this season.

Vote: Which fall premieres won you over? Which flopped?

Are you into a double dose of Gellar? (And which role... read more

4 Reasons Why Free Agents Is an Anti-Romantic Comedy

Free Agents, Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn

Free Agents starts where most romantic comedies end — in bed.

In the opening moments of the new NBC sitcom — based on the British series of the same name — co-workers Alex (Hank Azaria), recently divorced, and Helen (Kathryn Hahn), whose fiancé died, are struggling with postcoital etiquette after their one-night stand, which, to hear the stars tell it, lets you know right off the bat that this is not your average love story.

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In fact, they call it an "anti-romantic comedy." Oh, don't worry, there'll be flirting, dates and hook-ups, but at its core, Free Agents will not have you swooning over "aww"-worthy moments. Here's why:

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Survivor: South Pacific: 3 Reasons We Already Want to Vote the Vets Off the Island

Benjamin "Coach" Wade, Ozzy Lusth

Blindside me once, shame on you. Blindside me twice, shame on me. Blindside me three times? That's what it's coming to on Survivor.

The reality series comes back for Season 23 with two new returning favorites, Oscar "Ozzie" Musth and Benjamin "Coach" Wade, in tow. But after the success of Heroes vs. Villains in 2010 and "Boston Rob" Mariano's applauded Road to Redemption last spring, recruiting beloved former players for another tour of duty is becoming standard practice for the aging competition series. But is it really the right move? As much as we enjoy watching the Russell Hantz's and Jerri "Black Widow" Manthey's have to face (and sometimes apologize for) their past power moves and manipulations, are these familiar faces really adding to the game or detracting from it? We look at three reasons it's time to throw the vets' buffs in the fire once and all... read more

Brazilian Waxing, Bleeping and Babies: 15 Personal Questions with Up All Night's Will Arnett

Up All Night

When you think of Will Arnett, still fondly remembered as the clueless Gob Bluth in Arrested Development, the word "parent" isn't the first word that necessarily jumps out at you.

Good thing parenting isn't exactly the subject of his new comedy Up All Night, where he stars as a new dad. See, despite what the trailers are telling you, it's not so much about the baby, as it is about new parents Regan (Christina Applegate) and Chris' (Arnett) reaction to it — and they don't exactly want to give up their super social lifestyle, or, um, occasional curse words.

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TVGuide.com asked Arnett 15 personal and professional questions, including how Up All Night compares to his short-lived Fox comedy Running Wilde, and the show's Jersey Shore connection... read more

Private Practice Exclusive First Look: Addison Enlists Jake to Make a Baby

Benjamin Bratt, Kate Walsh

Addison is not wasting any time on her mission to have a baby.

In the Season 5 premiere of Private Practice, we'll discover that Addy's mystery man from last season is not only a doctor, he's a fertility specialist! read more

Simon Cowell's X Factor Will Have Drunks in the Audience! Plus: Scherzinger Changes Accents

The X Factor

U.S. audiences are more vocal — and more drunk! — says Simon Cowell. At least, that's been his experience filming the American version of his British hit The X Factor.

In his new singing competition, the auditions were all shot before a live studio audience. "When they like someone, they let you know. And they certainly let you know when they disagree with you," Cowell said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. In fact, rowdy crowds saved more than one contestant from elimination.

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"We had to — otherwise I may have gotten seriously injured... read more

Michael J. Fox Returning to The Good Wife

Julianna Margulies and Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox will reprise his role as Alicia's rival on The Good Wife, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Fox, who portrayed rival defense attorney Louis Canning, will return for... read more

Free Agents Signs Rachael Harris

Rachael Harris

Rachael Harris will guest-star in the new NBC comedy Free Agents, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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The consummate comedian... read more

Will Forte's Hygiene, Simon's Surprising Heart: Seven Funny Quotes Heard at Fox's Fall TV Preview

Paula Abdul, Will Forte

What do you get when you put Paula Abdul, Zooey Deschanel and Will Forte together? A little bit of chivalry (Forte loaned Deschanel his jacket), some Simon talk (OK, more than some talk about Abdul's love-hate-love relationship with Cowell) and lots of laughs at Monday's Paley Center fall TV preview ... read more

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