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The Biz: PBS Celebrates Music's Hall of FAME With Muscle Shoals

Rick Hall, Clarence Carter

The small Alabama town of Muscle Shoals and record producer Rick Hall don't have the same familiar caché as the renowned 1960s soul music labels Motown or Stax. But the hits Hall turned out at his legendary FAME Recording Studios are well into their fifth decade of being a beloved part of American pop culture. The familiar riffs heard... read more

Weekend TV: Orphan Black, Salem, Lifetime Making Whoopi

Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris

"You are a bloody wrecking ball. You are an exploding cigar," laments a confidante of the clones under siege in BBC America's thrillingly entertaining Orphan Black. She's also a bloody marvel, as Tatiana Maslany plays these diverse doppelgangers with astonishing range and surprising nuance. Scrappy street waif? Check. High-strung soccer mom? Check. Lesbian scientist-in-training? Check. Deranged Russian assassin? Why not. Beyond a provocative premise and blistering pace, Orphan Black is a terrific showcase for one of TV's great performances. Even when it threatens to look like a stunt, with one clone at another's throat in a smackdown or layering the subterfuge when one clone pretends to be another, this bonded-by-genetics sister act never feels forced or phony.

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Will Law & Order: SVU Live to See Season 16?

Mariska Hargitay, Josh Pais

Talk about a rerun. Almost every spring, the fate of NBC's Law & Order: SVU remains unsettled until the last possible moment. TV Guide Magazine talked to showrunner Warren Leight about the prospects for Season 16.

TV Guide Magazine: You, along with some of the cast and crew, have been tweeting under the hashtag "Renew SVU." So everyone wants to return?
Warren Leight: It's fair to say the cast and crew want the show to come back and the show deserves to come back.

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Inside the Resurrection of Religious TV

Kurtwood Smith, Landon Gimenez and Frances Fisher

It looks as if The Bible has been a godsend. Last year's History miniseries averaged 11.4 million viewers overall, kicking off a new surge of religious-themed programming. ABC's new back-from-the-dead drama Resurrection, with its faith-based undercurrents, is averaging 10.2 million viewers, and the box-office success of such movies as ... read more

First Look: The Force is With The Goldbergs for Star Wars Episode

The Goldbergs

The Force is with him! The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg, a lifelong Star Wars nut, will flash back to the 1983 release of Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi for the sitcom's May 6 episode (9/8c, ABC). The plot has young Adam (Sean Giambrone) blackmailing his sister, Erica (Hayley Orrantia), to wait in line with him on opening day of the movie, where they meet a bunch of costumed fans including guest star Thomas Lennon.

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How Seth Meyers and TV Showrunners Are Using Twitter to Find New Writers

Seth Meyers, Mindy Kaling

Less than a year ago, Bryan Donaldson was working in IT at an Illinois insurance company. But as newly-minted late night star Seth Meyers began scouting writers to join his Late Night with Seth Meyers staff, Donaldson's Twitter feed, @TheNardvark, caught the comic's eye.

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Susan Lucci Dishes the Return of Devious Maids

Susan Lucci

She's back in black! Lifetime's Devious Maids returns for Season 2 on Sunday, April 20 (10/9c), with a three-month time jump and what appears to be another murder. But that delicious, high-maintenance drama queen Genevieve Delatour — played by Emmy winner Susan Lucci — has not yet recovered from last season's "Who Killed Flora?" story. In fact, she's still in deep, deep mourning. Or is she? La Lucci gave TV Guide Magazine the camptastic details.

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Fargo Star Allison Tolman Will Thaw Your Icy Heart

Allison Tolman

Watching the premiere of FX's stunner of a limited series Fargo (Tuesdays, 10/9c), you might have noticed newcomer Allison Tolman among the more familiar visages of Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman and wondered, "Who's that girl?" Tolman took a break from playing budding Bemidji detective Molly Solverson to answer just that question (and a few others).

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Cady McClain on Her New Young and the Restless Role and Shocking Memoir

Cady McClain

Perfect timing! Former All My Children and As the World Turns sensation Cady McClain has joined CBS's The Young and the Restless as grieving mom/town pariah Kelly Andrews, just as she's published her brutally frank memoir, Murdering My Youth (available on amazon.com and cadymcclain.com). The two-time Emmy winner tells TV Guide Magazine all about it.

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Exclusive: Brad Paisley to Guest on Two and a Half Men Season Finale

Brad Paisley

Country star Brad Paisley has signed on to guest star opposite his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, in the Season 11 finale of CBS' Two and a Half Men. read more

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