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Will American Horror Story Be a Hit for FX? A Look at the Recent History of Horror on TV

The Walking Dead, True Blood, Supernatural

Historically, horror hasn't scared up a great track record on TV. Supernatural series? Yes. Terrifying ones? No. The good news for FX, which on Wednesday launches American Horror Story, is that audiences seem to be growing braver. Millions have dared to peek out from behind their fingers, making hits out of The Walking Dead and True Blood. Even when Nip/Tuck dipped its scalpels into overt horror -- terrorizing us with sadistic serial killer The Carver -- it drew record numbers to FX.

But do viewers have the stomach for a haunted house dreamed up by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who gave us both Glee and Nip/Tuck? read more

Mega Buzz: Who's the Boss on House, Damon-Elena on Diaries and New Girl's Party

Olivia Wilde, Nina Dobrev, Zooey Deschanel

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

Now that Cuddy is gone, who is going to be the new dean of medicine on House? — Melissa
ADAM:
Like I'd tell you! I've been sworn to secrecy, but check back here after Monday's episode for a Q&A with the actor in question. In the meantime, I can tell you for sure it won't be Thirteen, who's only slated to appear in one episode this fall. "She may be back again later in the year. It all depends on a number of things," creator David Shore tells us. "But it is a goodbye."

Will Elena ever admit to the chemistry she and Damon share on The Vampire Diaries? — Laura
NATALIE:
She may not, but her friends will certainly catch on to their budding passions... read more

Eliza Coupe on Egg Babies and Her Black Swan Moment That Might've Saved Happy Endings

Eliza Coupe

Happy Endings had all the ingredients for a quick midseason burn-off show: It premiered in April in a 10 p.m. time slot with back-to-back episodes that aired out of order. But the sharp-tongued, pop culture-referencing sitcom soon developed a devoted following to earn a surprising renewal. "I think it was the fifth episode where I was Max's beard and Penny dated [the guy named] Hitler that it started clicking," Eliza Coupe, who plays Jane, tells TVGuide.com. "It was such a well-written episode. I felt like that was when people got into it." See what else the actress has to say about the show's "amazing" (or is it "a-mah-zing"?) fans, why Brad and Jane are not the Drapers, and Jane's quest this week to find her egg baby — the child she believes was conceived from an egg she donated in college.

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NCIS: Los Angeles: Can Deeks Handle a Partner Swap?

NCIS: Los Angeles

Change is coming to NCIS: Los Angeles.

In Tuesday's episode (9/8c, CBS), Sam (LL Cool J) is tasked with finding hidden explosives before they detonate. But he won't be working with Callen (Chris O'Donnell). Instead, he'll head into the field with Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen).

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The results? Hilarity, and possibly disaster, Olsen tells TVGuide.com. "Hunter [Claire Forlani] is the catalyst for most of the disasters early on this season," he says. "She decides it's in her best interest to switch up the partnering."

Although Olsen says all of the NCIS agents are unhappy about the switch, he admits there is a lot of fun in Sam and Deeks' odd-couple pairing... read more

NBC Orders Up All Night and Whitney, Cancels Playboy Club

Up All Night, The Playboy Club, Whitney

NBC has ordered Up All Night and Whitney for full seasons, and has canceled The Playboy Club.

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"We made comedy an important goal for us this season and I'm very pleased to be making full-season commitments to both Whitney and Up All Night," Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said. "We're thrilled with the creative direction of both shows as well as the potential for them to continue to build loyal audiences over the coming ...
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Amazing Race's Ron and Bill: We Couldn't Recover From Two Bad Cabbies

Ron Zeitz and Bill Smith

Flight attendants and domestic partners Ron Zeitz and Bill Smith started Leg 2 of The Amazing Race 19 in last place and stayed there, eventually becoming the second team axed in the show's first double elimination. Their fate was sealed when they were one of the eight teams who missed the additional clue at the orphanage, but the bad luck started with not one, but two bad cab drivers. Find out what you didn't see on the episode and what they think of the extra clue hidden in plain sight.
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Simon Cowell Regrets High Expectations for X Factor Ratings

Simon Cowell

How's that slice of humble pie?

Simon Cowell says he regrets saying that ratings less than 20 million for The X Factor would be a failure, The Associated Press reports.

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In its first two weeks, covering four two-hour episodes, the U.S. version of his beloved franchise has averaged about 12 million — a number with which Cowell is now pleased.

"I'm not going to lie. I wanted ...
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Exclusive First Look: Dive Into the Magical World of Once Upon a Time

Lana Parrilla

Get ready to enter a parallel universe of fairy tales in ABC's Once Upon a Time.

Executive-produced by Lost's Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the upcoming series tells the story of the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) casting a spell upon classic fairy-tale characters who live in Storybrooke, Maine, and don't know their own true identities... read more

6 Burning Questions From House's Season 8 Premiere

House

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 8 premiere of House. Read at your own risk.]

House's Season 8 premiere once again proved the show's mantra: People don't change. Even in prison.

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Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) was the same old curmudgeon he always is, whether he was expressing (false) remorse for running his car through Cuddy's house to the members of his parole board only because that's what they wanted to hear or making another doctor's diagnosis look stupid. But even if House is the same old House, the premiere, which found the good doctor trying to save a mysteriously afflicted inmate while also scavenging to find 20 Vicodin pills for a jailhouse gang leader, proved the world around him certainly has changed. For starters, by episode's end, he's still... read more

30 Rock Scoop: Will Arnett to Return as Devon Banks

Will Arnett

Even though Will Arnett stars in one NBC comedy and will take part in the recently announced Arrested Development reunion, that's not stopping him from setting his sights on taking down Jack Donaghy.

Arnett will return to 30 Rock as gay shark and Jack's nemesis, Devon Banks, TVGuide.com has learned.

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