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New Girl Finds Its New Man — and Here's How It Happened

Lamorne Morris

Fox's highly anticipated Zooey Deschanel comedy New Girl has finally solved its Damon Wayans, Jr. problem.

Newcomer Lamorne Morris has joined the cast as Winston, a former basketball player who returns to town — and to the apartment that bears his name on the lease. Winston kicks out Wayans' character, Coach, who had been subletting the room.

Morris is stepping in to fill the void left by Wayans, who had to drop out of New Girl because he was already starring in ABC's Happy Endings, which received a surprise second season renewal.

Executive producer Liz Meriwether admits that... read more

Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark Return to Days of Our Lives

Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark

Days of Our Lives chief Ken Corday promised he'd be bringing romance back to the NBC soap — and he's bringing sexy back, too! An NBC rep tells TV Guide Magazine that Patrick Muldoon (the original Austin Reed) and Christie Clark (Carrie Brady) will return to the show in late September. They start shooting next week...

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Keck's Exclusives: Sigmund the Sea Monster and Angie Everhart to Unite at Comic-Con

Angie Everhart and Sigmund the Sea Monster

This exclusive was dropped in my hat and seemed just too bizarre not to report. On Friday, July 22, former Sly Stallone squeeze Angie Everhart will moderate a Sigmund and the Sea Monsters-centric panel down at San Diego's Comic-Con. Angie will grill the show's creators, Sid and Marty Krofft, about all things Sigmund — including the Sept. 6 DVD release of the first season of the psychedelic 1973-75 kiddie show. "Now that Angie has a young son, she is very aware of kids' programming and she is a huge H.R. Pufnstuf fan," explains Marty. "I thought she would be great to host our panel at Comic-Con this year, so I asked her and here she is."...

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Networks Put in Short Orders for Next Season

Terra Nova

That old showbiz adage "leave 'em wanting more" might apply to the TV networks next season. Several of primetime's most anticipated new dramas, including Fox's Terra Nova and Alcatraz, plus NBC's Smash and Awake, will likely air just 13 episodes during the 2011-2012 season.

When successful, series on the broadcast networks usually run at least 22 episodes from September to May. But next season some of primetime's biggest new entries are being held until January or later, limiting their run. (Mid-season shows rarely get more than 13 episodes.)...

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Cheers & Jeers: Burn Notice's Better-Off Fed

Wade Williams

Cheers to Wade Williams for playing both sides of the law on Burn Notice.

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Few actors are as well qualified to guest star as Carter, the alleged muscle for a Miami Beach loan shark (a slightly miscast Michael O'Keefe). As it turned out, Carter was inadvertently exposed as an undercover FBI agent by Michael (Jeffrey Donovan). Of course, Williams did time as corrupt corrections officer-turned-inmate Brad Bellick on Prison Break, so he knows a thing or two about crossing over the thin blue line...

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Debbi Morgan Joins The Young and the Restless

Debbi Morgan

All My Children has escaped death but the ABC soap will be continuing on the internet without one of its most beloved stars. Yes, folks, it's official, the frackin' fantabulous Debbi Morgan is moving to The Young and the Restless!... read more

The Biz: Harry Smith Heading to NBC News

Harry Smith

CBS News long-timer Harry Smith is heading to NBC News, TV Guide Magazine has learned.

A source inside CBS said Smith is joining NBC to be part of a new prime time newsmagazine with NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. The network plans to launch the new program during the 2011-12 season.

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Keck's Exclusives: America's Got... Priscilla!

Priscilla Queen of the DesertHeadline: 65th Annual Tony Awards - ShowVenue: Beacon TheatreLocation: New York, NY United StatesDate: June 12, 2011Credit:

Last time I was in New York City, I took in a performance of the wild, wacky and fabulously over-the-top Bette Midler-produced Broadway musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Tickets ain't cheap. But no worries, TV fans. I've just learned that the cast — led by recent Tony Awards nominee Will Swenson — will perform ...
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Elijah Wood Takes a Bite Out of Wilfred

Elijah Wood

For a guy who spent years hanging with Hobbits and Orcs in Middle Earth, it's weird to hear Elijah Wood call Wilfred "the strangest project I've ever done." Especially since it's true.

FX's new comedy is the weirdest show you'll watch all summer, or maybe ever. The hilarity kicks off with — hee hee — a suicide attempt gone wrong. Unable to mix a potent enough pill smoothie, aimless ex-lawyer Ryan (Wood) finds salvation in the form of... read more

Watercooler: Has Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis Finally Calmed Down?

Jeff Lewis

So if the show is called Flipping Out, one would imagine there would be, you know, some flipping out, right? At least maybe a few rage-fueled screaming matches like in seasons past?

Apparently not so much anymore. At least that was the case during last night's fifth-season premiere, which seemed to be all about the softer side of Jeff Lewis. And truth be told, that's OK with us. Especially if it means that the former... read more

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