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How Rules of Engagement Manages to Survive as TV's Stealth Hit

Rules of Engagement

In TV, there are hits and misses — and then there's Rules of Engagement. The CBS comedy, which recently launched its sixth season, joins a long line of series (Becker, Just Shoot Me, According to Jim) that cheated death for years despite operating below ...
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Keck's Exclusives: TNT's Dallas to Serve Up More Lucy and Ray

Charlene Tilton, Steve Kanaly

When I was down at the Southfork Ranch last May for the taping of TNT's new Dallas pilot, I was thrilled to see two original cast members turn up for cameos in a wedding scene, but with all the action going down during the heated nuptials, Charlene Tilton's Lucy Ewing and Steve Kanaly's Ray Krebbs didn't have time to offer up much ...
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Trace Adkins Looks Ahead to Hosting Fox's American Country Awards

Trace Adkins

If last night's Country Music Association Awards are the esteemed Oscars of the genre, then Fox's fledgling American Country Awards, set for Dec. 5, are vying to be the unpredictable Golden Globes. Once again hosted by Trace Adkins, the ACAs put the winners ...
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Critic's Guide to Thursday TV: A Gripping Grey's Anatomy, Bones' New Intern and More!

Scott Foley

The basic theme of tonight's eventful Grey's Anatomy fall finale (ABC, 9/8c) is: "You think you had a bad day?" The doctors of Seattle Grace have their hands and hearts full of trauma, with much of the chaos spinning around the emergency surgery involving Teddy's chronically ill but eternally chipper ...
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The Band Perry Wins Big at the CMA Awards With "If I Die Young"

The Band Perry

At last year's CMA Awards, the Band Perry were so fresh on the scene that they weren't even allotted a full-song performance slot. Oh, what a difference a year makes. By the time last night's glitzy blowout concluded in Nashville, the sibling vocal trio — Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry — walked away winners ...
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Watercooler: In Praise of Up All Night's Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate

Yes, Maya Rudolph is the one who usually gets most of the big laughs on Up All Night. And why not? She's a hoot as self-absorbed talk-show host Ava and there's very little she can't do with a song and an inappropriate line of dialogue. But attention must be paid to the sitcom's leading lady and this week's TV Guide Magazine cover girl Christina Applegate.

Now it's not like last night's episode stood out as a special showcase for her. In fact, it was more about Rudolph and guest star Jason Lee than anything. Yet even with... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Top Chef Messes Up in Texas

Top Chef: Texas

Jeers to Top Chef: Texas for throwing too many cooks into the broth.

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Yeah, yeah, we know, everything's bigger in Texas, but... read more

Exclusive: NBC Developing Home Transformation Show

NBC Logo

NBC is putting out the call to find designers, builders, decorators and craftsmen to compete in a new home improvement reality competition.

The show, which is being developed under the working title Home Transformers, will split contestants into teams as they compete to rebuild rundown homes around the country. NBC hasn't determined the prize yet, but is characterizing it for now as "life changing."

NBC has put out an open casting call for this.... read more

Despite Failures, Networks Attempt More Series Reboots

Larry Hagman

ABC's Charlie's Angels redux didn't work, and NBC's new take on Wonder Woman never even made it to air. But just like the feature film world — where everything from Footloose to Conan the Barbarian has been recently updated — TV execs continue to mine the vaults in search of more classic titles to reboot.

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Critic's Guide to Wednesday's TV: CMAs vs. X Factor and a Ripper Anniversary

Jason Lee

Noticeably lacking in the ranks of The X Factor's contestants: budding country music stars. (Maybe they didn't want to risk another Scotty McCreery-style steamroller upstaging upstarts like "Astro.") And now, as the Top 11 square off, Fox's overblown singing contest (8/7c) faces its toughest competition to date: another musical extravaganza, ABC's three-hour broadcast of The 45th Annual CMA Awards (8/7c) from Nashville, with Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosting for the fourth year in a row. (They'll perform their hit "Remind Me" during the show.)

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