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Exclusive: Details on Jenny McCarthy's Big Return to Two and a Half Men

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy is returning to Two and a Half Men — and she's doing a lot more than just attending Charlie's funeral.

The actress first played con artist Courtney, who scams Charlie Sheen's character out of money, in 2007. McCarthy showed up again last season for a handful of episodes, as Courtney was released from jail and pursued a new relationship with Charlie.

This season, it's been rumored that Courtney shows up to Charlie's funeral. But beyond that, TV Guide Magazine has confirmed that McCarthy's character is also back to stir up more ...
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Dancing With the Stars' Mark Ballas Defends Chaz Bono

Mark Ballas, Chaz Bono

As the new season of Dancing With the Stars gets underway, pro Mark Ballas says he's watching the feet of partner Kristin Cavallari — and watching the ...
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Finale Review: HBO's Sunday Night

Michael J. Fox, Larry David

TV at its most extreme — HBO would have it no other way as it bid farewell to its Sunday summer tentpoles this weekend. Here's my take on each of them:

Extremely Bloody: That would be True Blood, which as usual wrapped its season with an orgy of extremely silly excess. The body (and bawdy) count was high as the episode reached more climaxes than the final reel of the last Lord of the Rings movie. When and how would it ever end? In a bloody mess, that's how. But I've loved most of this season ...
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Exclusive: American Idol Vet Diana DeGarmo Joins The Young and the Restless

Diana DeGarmo

Former American Idol runner-up and Broadway baby Diana DeGarmo is headed to The Young and the Restless for a very juicy contract role! She'll be playing ...
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Susan and Bill Hayes Return to Days of Our Lives

Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth Hayes

There has been a lot of hoopla — understandably! — about the September 26 relaunch of NBC's Days Of Our Lives and the return of supercouple Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall. But, truth be told, we're just as excited that Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes — the true First Couple of Salem — are also headed back to the show. Watch for them September 23 through 28 when their characters, Doug and Julie Williams, appear for the dedication celebration of the new Horton Town ...
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Ask Matt: The Closer, Damages, New Girl, Pan Am and More!

Kyra Sedgwick

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

Question: I was wondering what you thought of the civil suit arc on The Closer this season. It's an interesting juxtaposition of morality on the one hand, and rooting for the characters on the other. It also shows all the different shades of grey in the law. If I heard about an incident in real life where police just dropped off someone in a neighborhood when they thought s/he would be killed, I'd be appalled. Yet I understand these characters' motives in this case, like all of them, and want to be on their side. The part of this arc I do love is Mark Pellegrino as Brenda's lawyer Gavin. I love the character and the nuances Pellegrino brings to playing him. Having only seen Pellegrino previously on Lost, and noting how different Gavin is from Jacob, I really appreciate what a fine actor he is. He deserves his own show. Unlike most of the other lawyer shows in recent years on TNT or USA, which I've skipped, I'd definitely watch a show centered around this ...
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Watercooler: True Blood-y Fun Finale

Stephen Moyer

Trick and treat!

Halloween came to Bon Temps early last night as True Blood wrapped up its season with an hour that was everything — haunting, hilarious and heartbreaking. And while we mourn several losses, Samhain down South brought with it a twist we can totally live with: ghosts.

Much like the Vampire Diaries finale last May, we got a peek at some of the dearly and dreadfully departed from Blood gone by after Sookie, Tara and Holly summoned the sprits ...
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Matt's Guide to the TV Week: Closer Finale, CW and NBC Premieres, and More

Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon

MONDAY

It's not quite time to say goodbye for good to TNT's signature hit The Closer, which will return in November with new episodes, then finish out its run with a batch of episodes next summer. Tonight's "summer finale" (9/8c) is a potentially pivotal one, as Brenda awaits a judge's decision about whether to drop the charges in the civil suit that has been hanging over her and the department all season. The shooting death of a deputy sheriff provides some distraction. ... The popular, but by comparison ...
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Keck's Exclusives: Hot in Cleveland Stages a Just Shoot Me Reunion

Wendie Malick, Laura San Giacomo

After reuniting Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Betty White with their former sitcom co-stars, TV Land's Hot in Cleveland is finally giving some reunion love to Wendie Malick. In its third season, the series will bring Wendie back together with her Just Shoot Me! co-star Laura San Giacomo. The ladies worked side by side on the NBC sitcom from 1997-2003, with Laura's Maya often butting heads with Wendie's Nina Van Horn. 

Laura will share most of her Cleveland scenes with Valerie's Melanie Moretti.... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Modern Family's Biggest Losers

Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Early this season, Modern Family's huggable gays will try and shed some weight via a couples diet.

"Cameron and Mitchell decide to go on a juice cleanse, which I have done personally and know the madness it can cause," says Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell). "It drives them to the brink of insanity!"

Adds Eric Stonestreet (Cameron).... read more

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