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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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Jersey Shore Cast Previews Most Controversial Season Yet — In Italy

Snooki

They came, they smushed... but did they conquer? While Italy somehow survived its Jersey Shore invasion when the cast of MTV's reality smash relocated to Florence for Season 4, Snooki, The Situation et al. didn't have it so easy. Two months away from the comforts of their home-away-from-home in Seaside Heights left the guidos and guidettes in a serious state of GTL withdrawal. That's right: The eight stars — Deena Cortese, "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Magro, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino — found their signature gym-tanning-laundry ritual tough to pull off across the Atlantic.

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In Landmark Deal, USA Network Lands Box Office Hit Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids, the surprise feature hit starring Kristen Wiig, is heading to USA Network as part of the channel's new, landmark 30-movie deal with Universal Pictures.

The movie deal, one of the largest in basic cable history, also includes the action sequel Fast Five, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson; the comedy Little Fockers, with Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro; and The Adjustment Bureau, featuring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt...
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Robin Strasser Says Goodbye to One Life to Live

Robin Strasser

There's been nothing in soap history like the harmonic convergence known as One Life to Live's Dorian Lord — the perfect creation played by the perfect actress at just the perfect time — and we're pretty damn sure we will never seen anything like this again! So let's enjoy Ms. Robin Strasser while we can. The Emmy Award-winning actress will last be seen on OLTL August 25, though it's not exactly by choice. Last May, Strasser told ABC she'd need to exit the series to deal with a severely bad back that's plagued her for years. She had hoped to stay working through most of August — meaning she'd air well into the fall — but she claims the network abruptly cut her loose as part of a major summer cast purge. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Strasser about her imminent departure, what really went down between her and ABC (the network denies her version of things, but more on that later), and her plans for the future. Will the unsinkable Strasser make the move with OLTL to the Internet?...
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Critic's Notebook: NBC at TCA

Jason Isaacs

It's showtime for Bob Greenblatt, who spent Monday at the annual TCA press tour presenting his first fall slate of new shows (many of them initiated by the last regime) as chairman of the long-beleaguered NBC Entertainment.

A far cry from Showtime, the pay channel he successfully programmed for seven years with cutting-edge buzz shows like Dexter, Weeds and The Tudors. "I certainly don't want to turn NBC into Showtime," he told the room of critics and reporters at the Beverly Hilton. "But I would love to bring some of the creative vitality to NBC that we had at Showtime. We just have to do it in a way that's really broad and commercial," as opposed to the darker niche shows that typify so much of cable. "The devil's in the details"...
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Keck's Exclusives: Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman on Lynette's Transformation

Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives

When last seen on Desperate Housewives, Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) was in the midst of another horrible night, though this was really worse than most. She and estranged husband Tom (Doug Savant) were putting on a happy front at a neighborhood dinner party that culminated with the Wisteria Lane ladies hiding a dead body in a trunk.

Felicity tells me that the September 25 season premiere will look a lot like the memorable 9 to 5 sequence when Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton comically conspired to hide a corpse, as Lynette, Susan (Teri Hatcher), Bree (Marcia Cross) and Gaby (Eva Longoria) come together to cover up Carlos' murder of Gaby's sexually abusive stepfather.

"The whole first episode is about them being accomplices in this murder and actually burying this body," previews Felicity... read more

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