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The main thing that Chad Hodge wants you to know about his upcoming NBC series The Playboy Club is that it's not about the centerfolds. When Hodge, who last created The CW drama Runaway, was first approached by the studio to do a show about Hugh Hefner's famous Playboy Bunnies, his reaction was, "Is this going to be a scripted version of The Girls Next Door? No, thank you."
But that was before he knew about the rather significant difference between Bunnies and the Playmates. Hef's Bunnies...
Ryan Murphy's got a plan for Glee this year. It includes a full-time writing staff and a focus on stories over artist tributes. He even knows how it all ends for the McKinley High School seniors (though not all of the kids in New Directions are seniors.)
"The season ends with the core group, with many of them graduating and figuring out what their futures are," Murphy told reporters Thursday after a screening of the Season 3 premiere. After acknowledging that he made the mistake of prematurely talking about which actors he thought about writing out after graduation — "I've learned my lesson! I'm never doing that again!" — Murphy said he's refocused.
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"I have my passion for it back," he said. "Things took a bit of a nasty turn and now I feel great about it again." No word on who is coming or going, you'll just have to wait and see where things end up in the finale. And that spin-off you heard about is still on the shelf — and if resurrected, it might not be what you thought (originally, it centered on Rachel and Kurt making a go of it in New York.) "I don't know what it would be and I don't know who would be on it," Murphy said.
But let's talk about this season already! Spoilers from the premiere and beyond... read at your own risk:
The Secret Circle
Move over vampires: It's time for witches to shine.
Thursday marks the premiere of The Secret Circle, a fish-out-of-water tale about an orphaned girl who discovers she's part of a secret coven of young witches who are coming into their own and discovering their powers.
For those who haven't read the L.J. Smith novels the series is based on — and even if you have, the Kevin Williamson and Andrew Miller-produced CW show will be quite different — we asked the actors portraying the six witches of the coven about what's brewing with their characters. Let's meet the witches:
Archie Panjabi, Michael C. Hall, Candice Accola
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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.
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NATALIE: The season premiere opens on...
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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!
After blowing her chance to go to NYU, Silver is cutting out college altogether... to work for Navid? When 90210 returns for its fourth season (Tuesday at 8/7c on The CW), Kelly's little sis will have a whole new set of priorities.
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Over the summer, Silver has sprinted into adulthood: she's now living with Navid (Michael Steger) and playing surrogate mom to his little sister, all while trying to figure out a career for herself. Jessica Stroup, 24, talks to TVGuide.com about her own post-graduation anxiety, why Silver isn't as tight with Naomi this year and teases a "major arc" for her character and ex-beau Teddy.