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Biggest Loser Episode: Recap Week 8

This week, Biggest Loser took a trip to our nation's capital to help fellow Americans lead happier and healthier lives. The contestants meet Alison in front of the Jefferson Memorial, where she announces that the teams will be disbanded. It's time for singles.

Right away there's a pop challenge. Each person must hand out stickers and encourage people to show up at the Washington Monument for a group workout with Bob and Jillian. Amanda finds that she has a few fans who recognize her from last season's finale. They even chant her name. But unfortunately, the same group of gals also recognize Daniel and take his stickers instead of Amanda's.

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Mega Buzz: Scoop on Vampire Diaries, NCIS, Housewives and More!

Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries, Pauley Perrette (NCIS, Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives)

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

What's coming up on Vampire Diaries? — Monique
MICKEY: Witches and vampires aren't the only supernatural creatures in Mystic Falls. It won't be right away, but a major male character will reveal himself to be a werewolf. And don't think having read the books will help you figure this one out. In fact, the werewolf in question won't even know he's a werewolf, initially at least.

Got any scoop on Abby from NCIS? — Lyn
ADAM: How would you like to meet Abby's best friend? Well, you'll get to in this season's Christmas episode... read more

Heroes Episode Recap: "Once Upon a Time in Texas"

Jayma Mays and Masi Oka, Heroes

In this episode of Heroes, Hiro travels three years into the past for his long-awaited reunion with lost love Charlie. Not only must Hiro once again prevent Sylar from splitting Charlie's skull, but he must also heal the blood clot in her head. While in the past, Hiro receives guidance from carnival leader Samuel about how to tie up all possible loose ends without drastically altering the future. But, of course, Samuel's intentions are not exactly what they seem. Elsewhere in the past, we meet Lauren, one of HRG's old partners who is as interested in bedding Noah as she is in bagging and tagging baddies. So do Hiro and Charlie get their happy ending? Let's find out. read more

Heroes: Adrian Pasdar Is Leaving the Show

Heroes - Adrian Pasdar

Adrian Pasdar has been let go from NBC's Heroes, sources confirm to TVGuide.com.

Reports of a major character's death and departure from the show began circulating last month.

A studio rep for the NBC series... read more

November Sweeps Roundup: Monday, Nov. 2 - Sunday, Nov. 8

The Good Wife, The Vampire Diaries

Highlights of the special guest stars and events the networks have planned for the first week of the November sweeps month:

 

Monday, November 2, 2009

7:30/6:30c

World Series Game 5: New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies (Fox)
Will the Yanks (3-1 in the series so far) take it in five? If they don't, Games 6 and, if necessary, 7, will pre-empt Fox's Wednesday and Thursday lineups.

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Exclusive: Lost's Naveen Andrews to Guest on Law & Order: SVU

Naveen Andrews

Lost star Naveen Andrews has signed on to film a guest spot on an episode of Law & Order: SVU, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The details of his role are being kept under wraps for now, but the episode starts filming in the next week or so in New York.

A poster for Lost's final season revealed

Andrews, 40, plays Sayid Jarrah on ABC's Lost, which is still shooting its final season in Hawaii. (A source tells us they're on Episode 6 of 18.)

Let's not jump to any conclusions though... read more

November Sweeps Roundup

The Good Wife, The Vampire Diaries

Highlights of the special guest stars and events the networks have planned for November sweeps month:

Monday, Nov. 2

7:30/6:30c

World Series Game 5: New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies (Fox)
Will the Yanks (3-1 in the series so far) take it in five? If they don't, Games 6 and, if necessary, 7, will pre-empt Fox's Wednesday and Thursday lineups... read more

Southland: TNT Will Air Existing Episodes, No New Episodes Ordered

Southland

TNT has obtained the rights for the 13 existing episodes of Southland, including six that have never aired.

The 13-episode block will premiere on TNT on... read more

Heroes: Will Hiro and Charlie Get Their Happy Ending?

Robert Knepper and Masi , Heroes

Heroes kicks off November sweeps Monday with the reunion of one of the show's most memorable, if tragically separated, couples: Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) and Charlie Andrews (Glee's Jayma Mays).

Check out photos of the Heroes cast

The duo's brief love affair began in Season 1, but was brought a drastic halt when Sylar (Zachary Quinto) split Charlie's skull to steal her power. Hiro later traveled back in time to prevent Charlie's murder, and though he was successful, she eventually died from a blood clot in her brain. Now facing his own death by brain tumor, Hiro has set out to cross Charlie's name off his bucket list by saving her once and for all. So, will the third time be the charm?

"I think Hiro's learned a little bit more about what he can and can't do," Oka tells TVGuide.com. "There's definitely something he knows and there's the people he's met as well. He's tried over and over again to save Charlie, but this time he has different kind of knowledge that definitely will help out."

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Abby Rike's Biggest Loser Experience "Worked Out the Way It Was Supposed To"

Abby Rike

Abby Rike knows tragedy. Three years prior to her Biggest Loser journey, the high school teacher lost her husband, 5-year-old daughter, and 2-week-old son in a car accident. Rike, who has now lost a total of 82 pounds, went to the ranch determined to live life again. She was eliminated midway through the season when she nominated herself as the sacrificial member of the Black team to go home. The 32-year-old fan favorite told TVGuide.com why she feels she made the right choice, how unexpected her media attention has been and which former contestant has become her at-home support system.

TVGuide.com: Why did you volunteer yourself to go home?
Abby Rike: It had been an incredibly emotional week, and at the end, [Amanda] was on the cusp, something was going on with Daniel, and Shay, quite frankly, I'd take a bullet for. I went on the show to get a life back and I felt like I was getting it. It was never about a game for me, it was never about prize money — the prize for me was life. So at that moment, I felt that I was really blessed and it was just what needed to be done. It was the right choice for me.

TVGuide.com: How did you feel about being put on Jillian's team and separated from Allen?
Rike: As soon as Tracey won the golden ticket, I had a sneaking suspicion that...

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