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Roush Review: Break Out the Popcorn for Summer Sci-Fi

Noah Wyle, Eric Mabius

The first wave of summer TV's sci-fi/fantasy invasion is upon us, and while the new arrivals take themselves a bit more seriously than we're accustomed to — for whimsy, you'll have to wait for Syfy's Warehouse 13 and Eureka to return in July — this doesn't necessarily rule out a good time.

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Joel Kinnaman Reflects on The Killing's First Season and Teases Season 2

Joel Kinnaman

Over the last 11 weeks, viewers of AMC's The Killing have been endlessly theorizing about the identity of Rosie Larsen's murderer. But one of the season's most intriguing mysteries has been the true intentions of new homicide detective Stephen Holder, the breakout performance for 31-year-old Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman. TV Guide Magazine spoke to Kinnaman about the success of the first season, working in all that rain and what he hopes to explore in Season 2.

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Keck's Exclusives: Rita Moreno Recalls Her Electric Company Years with Morgan Freeman

Rita Moreno

Morgan Freeman's induction as the 39th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award on June 9 brought out such big-name stars as Sidney Poitier, Clint Eastwood, Tim Robbins, Matthew McConaughey, Don Cheadle, Garth Brooks, Matthew Broderick, Helen Mirren, and Samuel L. Jackson. But the most poignant moment of the evening was Rita Moreno's heartfelt tribute that took the audience (myself included) back to the early '70s when she and Morgan taught many ...
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Cheers & Jeers: Fran Drescher's Unhappy Return

Happily Divorced

Jeers to Fran Drescher for her depressing new sitcom Happily Divorced.

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Watercooler: Shame on You, Toddlers & Tiaras Moms!

Makenzie

Just when you thought it was safe to go to a kiddie pageant...

Last night, the reason we need Child Protective Services returned to once again remind the world that terrible parents come in all shapes and sizes. Granted, Toddlers & Tiaras, the look inside the world of weird pre-pubescent beauty competitions, has always been... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: June 17-19

Kyle Chandler and Michael B. Jordan

Friday Night Lights (Friday, 9/8c, NBC)
[Reprinted from last Friday, when this episode was pre-empted by the hockey finals; sorry for the confusion] Someone needs an attitude adjustment — and that someone is star player Vince (Michael B. Jordan), caught in a tug of war over his future between his arrogant ex-con dad and well-meaning Coach Taylor, who threatens to bench Vince if he can't be more of a team player. Meanwhile, coach's wife Tami has her hands full with problem student Epyck and their daughter Julie runs off to Chicago for a rendezvous with one of coach's most beloved former protégés.

Inception (Saturday, 8/7c, HBO)
Last summer's hit "life is but a dream" brain-teaser arrives on pay cable, a perfect opportunity to... read more

The X Factor: Miami Auditions Showcase Judges' Personalities

Paula Abdul

The X Factor judges held auditions in Miami on June 14, and already the quartet of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Antonio "L.A." Reid and Nicole Scherzinger seems to be working like a well-oiled machine. Abdul says Cowell has mellowed a bit on the new show. "He's gotten softer, but don't tell him I said that," she told TV Guide Magazine. (In fact, when the judges introduced themselves at the beginning of the auditions, Abdul sat on Cowell's lap and said, "I'm in love with Simon.")

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All My Children's Debbi Morgan Talks Emmys, Cancellation and That Sony Rumor

Debbi Morgan

These are bittersweet times for Debbi Morgan. The groundbreaking actress — daytime's first black female superstar — is once again riding high on All My Children in the sudsiest of plots. Her character, Angie Hubbard, stopped taking crucial medication and allowed herself to go blind when she discovered she was pregnant, only to deliver a stillborn baby. Angie has no idea her child died because her hubby, Jesse (Darnell Williams), pulled a switch and gave her an abandoned newborn. Meanwhile, the baby's real mother has been working as a housemaid in Pine Valley. This emotional time bomb has helped make Morgan a front runner in the best actress race for Sunday's Daytime Emmys. Fabulous, right? But then there's that damn cancellation. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the divinely dimpled diva about her shot at a second Emmy, the end of AMC and that report that said she's moving to a Sony soap!

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Exclusive: Discovery to Bring Mythbusters, Penn & Teller, Dinos to Comic-Con

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

Mark your calendars, Comic-Con attendees! Discovery Channel has announced it will bring two new shows and a returning favorite to Comic-Con International in San Diego this July.

Magician/comedian Penn Jillette and his partner, Teller, will host a panel for their new series Penn & Teller Tell a Lie, airing this fall on Discovery. On Thursday, July 21 from 7-8pm, audiences will get a first-hand account of this new Penn & Teller series in which the duo answer the world's biggest questions such as "Can you lift a 5,000 pound car with human hair?" and "Does cursing help with pain management?" However, at the end of each episode, one outrageous question will be revealed as a lie.

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Cheers & Jeers: Men of a Certain Age — In A League of Its Own

Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher

Cheers to Men of a Certain Age for pitching a perfect episode.

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