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Showtime Sets House of Lies Premiere, Dexter Crosses With Dan Brown

Michael C. Hall, Kristen Bell

Showtime's raunchy comedy House of Lies will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 8, between the returns of Shameless and Californication, Showtime's president of entertainment announced to TV critics during fall previews Thursday.

"We're not an advertiser environment, so we have the ability to push the limits," David Nevins said. "Beneath [the show]'s glossy, fancy prettiness is a really subversive show. It's an R-rated comedy that's really addictive in a way that no one else can get away with."

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Showtime's Homeland Is a Post-9/11 Drama, But Don't Expect Jack Bauer

Homeland

Showtime's political and psychological thriller Homeland asks the question: What's the price of 9/11 to this country?

But according to the executive producer Howard Gordon, the fact that the show is airing just weeks after the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks and months after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces is somewhat dumb luck.

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"The timing is significant, accidental and fortuitous," Gordon said at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews. "It is just a confluence of events. It turns out to be quite fortuitous, as are a number of other things that seem to affect the way this show is going to be viewed. Osama bin Laden was killed when were shooting Episode 2, eerily like the scene of [star Damian Lewis'] rescue."

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HIMYM Producers Address 3 Burning Questions About the New Season

How I Met Your Mother

For those who have been waiting six seasons for the answers to some of How I Met Your Mother's biggest mysteries, executive producers Craig Thomas and Carter Bays say Season 7 will offer what you're looking for.

How I Met Your Mother scoop: Barney's epic wedding and how Ted got his groove back

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Showtime Invests in Laughing Stock From Steve Carell

Steve Carell

Just months after leaving The Office, Steve Carell is returning to TV — albeit behind the scenes — with a new interview series on Showtime.

Laughing Stock, executive-produced by Carell and David Steinberg, will bring on comedy greats from the last five decades for one-on-one discussions about their careers, influences and the evolution of comedy with Steinberg (Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg).

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Mary Lynn Rajskub on 24 Movie: "I've Seen Nothing, I've Heard Nothing"

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Reporters had plenty of questions for Mary Lynn Rajskub about a possible 24 movie. Unfortunately, the woman who played computer whiz Chloe O'Brian for nine seasons on Fox's spy drama had few answers. "I've heard nothing. I've seen nothing," Rajskub told reporters at CBS' fall TV previews Wednesday about the long-rumored project.

Brian Grazer: 24 movie due for 2012 release

Shortly after Fox announced that 24's eighth season would be its last, reports surfaced that Jack Bauer would... read more

Are All My Children and One Life to Live Moving to Cable?

Susan Lucci

In the latest chapter of daytime drama surrounding the future of All My Children and One Life to Live, both canceled soaps are now being pitched to cable networks, Deadline reports.

The two shows are getting interest from cable networks to air new episodes after... read more

CBS' A Gifted Man Will Explore the Upstairs-Downstairs, Science vs. Faith Sides of Medicine

Patrick Wilson, A Gifted Man

In CBS' new medical drama A Gifted Man, Patrick Wilson stars as a hotshot neurosurgeon whose dead ex-wife (Jennifer Ehle) suddenly appears, asking for his help at the free clinic she left in her wake.

Executive producer Neal Baer, who recently ran Law & Order: SVU and also worked on ER, said that, like other medical dramas, A Gifted Man would feature the "really intimate" case stories of patients. The "twist," he said, comes in... read more

CW Orders More Episodes of Gossip Girl, Supernatural

Blake Lively and Jared Padalecki

The new fall season hasn't started yet, but the CW is already beefing up its 2011-2012 schedule.

Elizabeth Hurley sashays to Gossip Girl

The network has ordered two additional episodes of Gossip Girl and 90210, and one additional episode of Supernatural and Nikita, Deadline reports. This will... read more

CSI Welcomes Ted Danson, Prepares to Say Goodbye to Marg Helgenberger

Marg Helgenberger, Jorja Fox, Ted Danson

The addition of Ted Danson to the CSI cast won't be the only change taking place on the veteran CBS drama in Season 12.

Danson's character, D.B. Russell, is a family man who was raised by hippies and has a healthy relationship with his work. As such, producers suggest that the new season will feature a sunnier tone. "Last season we were chasing a serial killer ... that arc has come to an end," executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said at CBS' fall TV previews. "With the introduction of our new CSI supervisor who has his own process, I think you can say it's a lighter season."

Danson replaces the departing Laurence Fishburne, whose character was last seen ... read more

2 Broke Girls' Broke Girls Are Actually Broke

2 Broke Girls

When CBS says 2 Broke Girls, they mean it.

Unlike other shows — where the characters have superficial money troubles, but still possess the trappings of wealth — 2 Broke Girls plans to base its two leading ladies' economic troubles in realism. "In most sitcoms, someone works in a coffee shop and they live in a huge, gorgeous New York brownstone and... read more

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