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Watch My Show: Rush's Jonathan Levine Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Tom Ellis and Jesse Luken

Writer/director Jonathan Levine, known for the indie feature The Wackness and the zombie romance Warm Bodies, heads to TV with USA's new medical drama Rush. The show stars Tom Ellis as a renegade doctor who provides discreet medical care to the rich and famous. Levine explains why Rush is worth a prescription... read more

First Look: Meet Grimm's Newest Wesen: Octo-Man!

Grimm

It's the worst kind of identity theft. When NBC's Grimm returns this fall for its fourth season, we'll meet up with Gedächtnis Esser — aka Octo-Man — a nefarious new Wesen who can attach his tentacles to your head and steal all your memories, leaving you either dead or with severe amnesia. And we've got the very first look at the slimy fellow!

"This guy is... read more

Lisa Kudrow Tracks Down a New Season of TLC's Who Do You Think You Are?

Lisa Kudrow

What's new? What's hot? What's next? TLC's celebrity genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? doesn't give a hoot about the zeitgeist — certainly not when the past is so damn dramatic! Executive producer Lisa Kudrow gives the scoop on the new season (premiering Wednesday at 9/8c), kicking off tonight with a former Sex and the City star making a horrifying discovery... read more

Syfy's Face Off Returns With a Devious Twist

Face Off

This is just plain cruel! Season 7 of Syfy's makeup-competition series Face Off — ominously titled "Life and Death"— will start off with two of the aspiring artists getting the ax before the contest even begins (Tuesday at 9/8c).

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Monstrous Meals: Chef Josh Capon Talks Frankenfood

Tony Luke Jr. and Josh Capon

It's aliiive! Culinary competition shows take a freaky turn with Spike's Frankenfood, in which amateur chefs dream up oddball food combos (peanut-butter-and-jelly fish sticks, anyone?) for a chance to get their creations on the menu at a hot restaurant. Top judge, chef Josh Capon, set aside his spit bucket to get dishy with us. 

TV Guide Magazine: This is like fusion cuisine by Satan. How can you bear to eat some of this stuff?

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First Look: Ming-Na Wen is Back at Mulan — This Time on Sofia the First

Sofia the First, Ming-Na Wen (inset)

Years before she was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ming-Na Wen voiced the title role in the 1998 Disney hit Mulan. Now she's bringing back the beloved character in Disney Channel's Sofia the First and TV Guide Magazine has the exclusive first look. The episode, airing Aug. 15, finds the feisty Chinese heroine giving strategic advice to little Sofia whose stepdad, the king, is trapped in a jaguar's den. We spoke with Wen about how it feels to be a part of Disney Princess history — even though the Mouse House had to fudge a bit!

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Why Terry Crews Wants to Be a Millionaire

Terry Crews

Terry Crews is keeping plenty busy. The former pro footballer — who plays Sgt. Jeffords on Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, stars in The Expendables 3 (out August 15) and is Old Spice's commercial spokesman — can now add game-show host to his résumé. The actor will emcee 170 episodes of the syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire next season. Crews explains how he's juggling his moonlighting gig.

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Sci-Fi Preview: Under the Dome Heats Up in Season 2

Grace Victoria Cox, Alexander Koch

Chester's Mill is having one crazy summer — and things are about to get even wilder on the CBS sci-fi hit Under the Dome. Not only is there a killer running amok, but supplies are running dangerously low and the dome seems to be sending out messages that the trapped townsfolk had better start listening to...or else.

"Is the dome bringing Armageddon to Chester's Mill?" asks executive producer Neal Baer of the recent infestation of crop-killing caterpillars and freakish weather events. "Or are the plagues and... read more

Critic's Notebook: Fox at TCA

Jada Pinkett Smith, Robin Lord Taylor

Gotham City to the rescue? Fox certainly hopes Gotham, its dark and stylish noir set in the corrupt, broken pre-Batman metropolis, will revive the fortunes of a network undergoing one of its most significant leadership transitions. (The architect of this fall's schedule, Kevin Reilly, stepped down in late May, and Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the Fox Studio heads who will take over network oversight in a more streamlined operation, won't start their new positions until the end of the month.)

The Gotham panel was the first and most impressive new-series presentation on Fox's day at the TCA press tour. (For more Fox news, go here.) With its revisionist twist on Batman mythology as it spills out origin stories featuring various supervillains-to-be, Gotham is the buzziest show on Fox's fall slate — airing on Mondays alongside breakout hit Sleepy Hollow won't hurt — but it's not without risk. read more

Ask Matt: Men Getting Married, 24, Blacklist, TNT Shows and the Emmys

Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher

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

Question: I have never been a fan of Two and a Half Men (tried to watch it years ago, but the only thing I found funny was Conchata Ferrell) and never understood how it has stayed on the air for so long. I saw that creator Chuck Lorre is planning on the main storyline next season to be about the two main characters (Walden and Alan, both heterosexual) "marrying" each other in order for Walden to achieve his goal of adopting a child. To me, I find this appalling on so many levels. Gay men and women (and their straight allies) have fought for so long for equal marriage rights, so having two straight men "marry" just seems like a mockery for those fighting for marriage equality. I am a little ashamed of Lorre even coming up with this idea (particularly as his biggest star, Jim Parsons, on his biggest show, The Big Bang Theory, is gay). Your thoughts? — Tim in Atlanta

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