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Keck's Exclusives: Castle Celebrates the Holidays

Nathan Fillion

This season, Castle will mark the holidays in a big way. "We're planning a Ghostbusters-themed episode to air on Halloween night," reports executive producer Laurie Zaks. Who's she gonna call to offer a guest role? Original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd, of course.

The ABC series is also planning its first Christmas episode, a good time for Castle to reunite with his MIA ...
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Keck's Exclusives: First Look: Dexter Goes Home Again

Michael C. Hall

When Showtime's Dexter returns October 2, Dexter's dual personas as daddy and serial killer will exist side by side after he moves back to his old apartment complex. In addition to his original space with the air-conditioner where he stores his victims' blood samples (every home should have one), Dex has also moved ...
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Keck's Exclusive: Flashbacks Ahead for Walking Dead, Nikita, and NCIS: Los Angeles

The Walking Dead, Sarah Wayne Callies and John Bernthal

Walking Dead: Lori and Shane's pre-zombiepocalypse life will be revealed this fall. "It was fun to step out of the zombie world and show Lori with a BlackBerry," says Sarah Wayne Callies. "The scene underscores how deeply Lori and Shane love [her son] Carl, plus I hope it will finally put to bed the... read more

Keck's Exclusives! Peter Fonda Rides Into Hawaii Five-0

Peter Fonda

Hawaii Five-0 is getting a visit from an Easy Rider. Peter Fonda, star of the 1969 counterculture classic, will appear on the CBS procedural this October as a salty treasure-hunting sea captain.

But he's quite the unsavory character. Turns out he preys on suckers and bilks them out of millions. His reputation won't help him when he's suspected of murder.  

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Critic's TCA Notebook: Showtime and the CW

Claire Danes

Disconnect much? It's not every day you hear Showtime and the CW mentioned in the same breath — but that's why they call it the press tour, an eclectic smorgasbord of all kinds of TV presented to the Television Critics Association. Thursday's TCA schedule at the Beverly Hilton was split between CBS's most disparate corporate siblings: Showtime, the surging adults-only pay-cable service determined to give HBO a run for its money, and the CW, that hodgepodge of a mini-network reaching out to the eternally post-adolescent fan-girl in us all.

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Keck's Exclusives! First Look: Nanny Reunion on Happily Divorced

Charles Shaughnessy and Fran Drescher

Mr. Sheffield's back... only now he's Mr. Sherwood. Twelve years after The Nanny went off the air, series stars Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy are reuniting on Fran's new TV Land sitcom, Happily Divorced. But don't expect romance this time around, as Charles' character has a wandering eye aimed at Fran's gay ex-husband, Peter. Charles gives us a preview of Happily's hilarious August 17 season finale.

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Cheers & Jeers: Betsy Brandt's Big Break

Betsy Brandt

Cheers to Betsy Brandt for breaking out on Breaking Bad.

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As Marie Schrader, the off-kilter sister-in-law of terminally ill meth-magician Walter White (Bryan Cranston), the skilled character actress has mostly provided support — in every sense of the word — on AMC's nerve-wracking thriller. But with the latest episode, "Open House," Brandt brilliantly stepped into the ...
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Critic's Notebook: CBS at TCA

Ashton Kutcher

The trend this season at most networks is that their fall lineups are being upstaged by the anticipation for more promising shows being held for midseason (NBC's Smash and Awake, ABC's Good Christian Belles and The River, to name a choice few). As I was quoted saying in a recent critics' poll: "It's going to be like Christmas for me at midseason, but right now it's kind of like I'm opening underwear."

It's a different situation at CBS, which has such a stable and successful prime-time schedule that there's little need for midseason replacements (only a few have been announced so far, and none has generated any real buzz). At the summer TCA press ...
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Keck's Exclusives: Ray Romano Confirmed for Middle Premiere

Ray Romano

ABC is kicking off its fall season with an Everybody Loves Raymond reunion on The Middle. The network is now confirming to me what I first reported in my column back in June that Ray Romano will guest star in the September 21 third season premiere of his former TV wife Patricia Heaton's sitcom.

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Cheers & Jeers: Damages — Hail, Judd Hirsch!

Judd Hirsch

Cheers to Judd Hirsch getting back into the fast lane with Damages.

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