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Shameless Will Explore Baby Liam's Parentage

Shameless

Shameless fans wondering about where the youngest Gallagher child came from will soon get an explanation.

In the Showtime series, drunken patriarch Frank (William H. Macy) is so unreliable, his oldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum) has to manage the hectic household and her five siblings. Baby Liam (Blake and Brennan Johnson) is obviously of mixed parentage -- born from the same mother, but with an unknown father -- a fact that was glossed over in the show's premiere.

"We've explained the inability to figure out his heritage," executive producer John Wells said at the Television Critics Association winter previews Friday. "But there are actually a couple episodes coming ... read more

Showtime Renews Californication; Sets Returns for Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara

David Duchovny

On the heels of its most-watched series premiere, Californication has been picked up for a fifth season. 

The Season 4 debut of the David Duchovny comedy drew 1.2 million viewers between its two airings Sunday.

Showtime also announced Friday that Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara will return on Monday, March 28. The Borgias, an upcoming period drama starring Jeremy Irons, will debut with a two-hour premiere on April 3 at 9/8c.

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With Hank's Secret Revealed, How Much Californication Is Left?

David Duchovny

Californication faces a dilemma in Season 4.

Check out photos of the Californication cast

The Showtime comedy, which returns Sunday at 9/8c, ended its madcap third season with a gut punch: Hank (David Duchovny) was arrested on assault charges moments after telling his ex, Karen (Natasha McElhone), of his tryst with Mia (Madeline Zima), who, unbeknownst to Hank at the time, was underage. And while that reveal presents plenty of drama for Season 4, it also unearthed a crucial secret that's carried the show since the pilot.

"We've been using that event as a motor for behavior and plot since the beginning," Duchovny tells TVGuide.com. "And I guess that now that is no longer a secret, it is no longer a motor. In a way we're free of it, which will be interesting for the next year, and we'll have to... read more

Our TV Holiday Wish List — What Do You Wish?

Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith

'Tis the season for holiday miracles, so why can't we hope the same for television? Santa, please give us more (yes, more) Will Schuester's rapping on Glee. Hanukkah Harry, all we ask is that Lux stop kissing her teacher long enough for the CW to see that Life Unexpected deserves a third season. Harvest gods of Kwanzaa, let Fringe survive its move to Fridays. And please, Winter Solstice Fairy, is it too much to ask that to see Meredith Grey in a wedding gown before we depart this mortal coil?

We wish:

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Dexter Drama: Julia Stiles Denies Involvement with Michael C. Hall

Julia Stiles and Michael C. Hall

Julia Stiles wants to set the record straight: She had nothing to do with Dexter co-stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter getting divorced.

"I have absolutely nothing to do with... read more

Mandy Patinkin Joins Showtime's Homeland

Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin will return to TV in Showtime's new drama pilot, Homeland, the network announced Wednesday.

The erstwhile Inigo Montoya and former Chicago Hope and Criminal Minds star will join Claire Danes on the project. Based on Gideon Raff's Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War), Homeland will revolve around U.S. Marine Sergeant Scott Brody, who is found 10 years after going missing during the invasion of Baghdad.

Claire Danes eyeing lead role in Showtime's Homeland

Danes will play Carrie Anderson, a driven CIA case officer who handles threats ...
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Don Cheadle Joins Showtime's House of Lies

Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle has been tapped to star in the pilot House of Lies, a half-hour dark comedy based on the novel of the same name, the network announced Monday.

Based on Martin Kihn's tell-all House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time, the project will star the 46-year-old Oscar-nominated actor as... read more

Dexter's Sara Colleton: "This Is the Last Time We Will Dangle" Deb Almost Finding Out

Dexter

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the Season 5 finale of Dexter. Read at your own risk.]

While Dexter's Season 5 finale was not nearly as jaw-dropping as the previous year's, executive producer Sara Colleton says she and her team got Dexter (Michael C. Hall) to the place they wanted: acceptance.

Through his relationship with Lumen (Julia Stiles), a survivor of an excruciatingly brutal series of rapes and beatings, Dexter was able to atone for his involvement, or lack thereof, in Rita's death by helping Lumen seek vengeance on her tormentors. With Lumen deciding to... read more

Dexter Episode Recap: "The Big One"

Dexter

In the fifth-season finale, Dexter sets out to find where Jordan and Lumen are without getting caught in a trap. Deb's feelings get in the way of the Barrel Girls investigation; and Quinn finds himself in need of help, and Dexter my be the only one who can provide it.

This week's finale starts with Dexter packing up his knives and heading out to find Jordan and Lumen — with little to go on. But as soon as he opens the door, Astor, Cody, Harrison and the whole family surprise him since he couldn't make it to Orlando for the birthday party. And if that wasn't enough, Astor and Cody drop another bombshell on him — they want to spend the summer with him. Dex rushes out of there  and gives Jordan a call. He tries to make a deal with him, but Jordan says he wants nothing but to kill Lumen.

At the station, Dexter grabs the file of Jordan's real estate holdings while talking to Deb about the case. Dex can't find a secluded place where Jordan would have Lumen, but Harry helps his son out by telling him to check out where Jordan is from — before he was Jordan Chase, that is. Of course, things get even more complicated when, Laguerta announces Liddy was found dead and puts Dexter on to analyze the blood. Quinn knows something is very wrong here — and that Dexter most likely has something to do with it.

They arrive at the scene of Liddy's murder, and Quinn is... read more

Julia Stiles: There's Something "Oddly Romantic" About Dexter and Lumen

Dexter

On Dexter, nothing sets up a good sex scene like murder.

In last week's episode, after Dexter (Michael C. Hall) helped rape victim Lumen (guest star Julia Stiles) get her first taste of revenge by killing one of her tormentors, the duo hit the sheets, becoming more than just partners in crime. But Stiles found a certain poetry in the juxtaposition of those two scenes.

"Lumen is the only person alive who sees Dexter's true self and accepts him. There's something oddly romantic about that, and also very intimate," Stiles tells TVGuide.com. "The reverse ...
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