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From Masters of Sex to Boardwalk Empire: How Accurate Are Fact-Based Dramas?

Lizzy Caplan, Steve Buscemi

Halfway through the pilot episode of the Showtime series Masters of Sex, which is based on the story of real-life sex researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Masters leaves his wife, Libby, in the care of another doctor as she undergoes infertility treatments so he can slip into a neighboring examination room and watch a prostitute masturbate... It's an amazingly rich six minutes of television that manages not only to set up most of the first season's major plotlines and underlying emotional tensions, but also to explain the story's historical import. In a strictly factual sense, it's also mostly made up.

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Seth Meyers Gears Up to Host the Emmy Awards

Seth Meyers

There's no slowing down Seth Meyers. In February, he took over hosting NBC's Late Night just weeks after departing Saturday Night Live. He and Late Night producer Mike Shoemaker oversee Hulu's animated superhero series The Awesomes, which was just ...
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Who Earns What: TV Guide Magazine's Annual Salary Roundup of TV's Highest Paid Stars

Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Johnny Galecki

The new deals for The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, which pay each $1 million per episode, make them the top-earning actors in TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of stars' salaries. But will the trio be the last to... read more

MTV Renews Finding Carter For Season 2

Finding Carter

Viewers will have more time to find Carter. MTV has given a Season 2 renewal to its new coming-of-age tale Finding Carter, which stars Kathryn Prescott as a teenager who discovers she was abducted as a child.

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Exclusive: Justin Hartley Joins The Young and the Restless

Justin Hartley

The Young and the Restless has finally found its Adam Newman! TV Guide Magazine can exclusively report that, after an extensive casting search, the part of the presumed-dead Genoa City troublemaker has gone to former Smallville and Revenge star Justin Hartley. The actor will report for work at the CBS soap in late September and is scheduled to hit the air during November sweeps.

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Inside Peter Capaldi's Wild First Season of Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi remembers the car that came to his London home last August to drive him to the live TV special that revealed him to be Doctor Who's newest star. Because it only took him to a parking lot. "Like in a cheap British spy movie, I was dropped off and told to wait for another car to pick me up," says the actor, whose first full episode in the title role is the Season 8 premiere, airing August 23. "Then I was put in the backseat, covered in a blanket, and taken away to become the Doctor. This is a true story."

Here's the thing about Doctor Who: Its hero is a time-traveling alien (species: Time Lord) who periodically regenerates into a whole new being. Many actors have portrayed the "numbered" Docs — First... read more

Video: A Day in the Life at Comic-Con With Constantine's Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan wasn't a Comic-Con newbie this year, but the star of NBC's upcoming series Constantine took the experience to a different level last month in San Diego. The Welsh actor, who describes his experience as "just wow," attended the geek heaven convention last year for the video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, for which he'd done the motion capture for the character of Edward Kenway. But this year, as the star of the highly anticipated adaptation of the cult comic book hit Hellblazer, he was under a much brighter spotlight.

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First Look: Nicholas Sparks Makes His TV Debut With Lifetime's Deliverance Creek

Deliverance Creek

For his first TV venture, superstar romance novelist and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, A Walk to Remember) saddles up to executive produce a Civil War Western with a feisty female in the crosshairs. The Lifetime movie (and backdoor pilot) Deliverance Creek (airing Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8/7c) stars Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) as widowed mother Belle Gatlin Barlowe, who turns outlaw to protect her family and land from corrupt bankers. read more

Disappearing Act: MasterChef's Graham Elliot on his 150-Pound Weight Loss

Graham Elliot

He's a shadow of his former self, but Graham Elliot is still pulling his weight on MasterChef. The reality-competition judge and acclaimed restaurateur (he runs Chicago's Graham Elliot Bistro) underwent bariatric surgery last year and has since dropped 150 pounds. But some things never change, such as his sunny disposition.

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Ask Matt: Robin Williams, Playing Approval Matrix, Comics and Arrow, and More

Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: With the passing of the legendary TV talents Robin Williams and James Garner, don't you think it would be remiss if the upcoming Emmys didn't do a clips tribute to both of them? Awards shows have an unfortunate habit of dedicating chunks of time to a theme or subject that either makes no sense or ends up really boring. But these two gentlemen, who broke character boundaries and were excellent actors outside their niche personas, deserve special recognition. I just hope the producers of that upcoming show have the smarts to do something special, outside of the "In Memoriam" roll call. Your thoughts? — Karen

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