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Cheers & Jeers: Californication Hits a New (Rob) Lowe

David Duchovny

Jeers to Californication for letting Hank Moody get off—so to speak.

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The fourth-season finale of Showtime's smut-com (which, despite its flaccid ratings, has inexplicably been picked up for Year 5) opened ... read more

First Look: Booster Gold Rushes Into the Smallville Spotlight

Smallville

Get ready, Clark Kent, there's a new golden boy in town. On April 22, Smallville introduces Booster Gold, "a glory-seeking showboat from the future," says Days of Our Lives star Eric Martsolf, who plays the DC Comics cult favorite. "The episode takes place in Booster's very early stages where he's at his conceited best, where he believes he can do whatever he wants. He's gonna stay for the photo op and bask in the glory of his heroic efforts."

Booster's behavior shocks Clark ... read more

Thousands of Hopefuls Show Up for The X Factor Auditions

Simon Cowell

Thousands of singing hopefuls braved the harsh weather to attend the very first US auditions for Simon Cowell's new talent show The X Factor at the L.A. Sports Arena. The estimated crowd of 18,000 was so vast, it even caught executive producer Rob Wade off guard.

"I mean, look at this!" an excited Wade told TV Guide Magazine, at 6:30am on March 27, while pointing at the crowds that were gleefully cheering for the cameras despite the steady drizzle. "We thought around five thousand [would show up]. It could have been two. So I'm really, really happy."

With a multi-million dollar contract at stake, the producers expected the level of talent to be high... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Brothers & Sisters Wedding Finale?

Brothers & Sisters

We are gathered here today for... the final episode ever of ABC's Brothers & Sisters? Could be. While shooting the May 8 season-ending nuptials of Sarah and Luc (Rachel Griffiths and Gilles Marini), the cast told me they weren't sure if they'll be back for a... read more

Matt's Picks: March 28-30

Nurse Jackie

Nurse Jackie (Monday, 10/9c, Showtime)
Premium cable's finest (dark) comedy returns for a third season, with the pill-addicted nurse (Edie Falco) as stubbornly defiant as ever, even as the fabric of lies she has constructed between her family life and the hospital continues to shred. Jackie's desperation is as harrowing as it amusing, but there's plenty more going on as... read more

Keck's Exclusives: First Look at Outsourced's I Do's

Outsourced

When Rajiv (Rizwan Manji) takes Vimi as his bride in Outsourced's May 12 finale, his coworkers gather on the beach dressed in traditional formal attire for an Indian wedding extravaganza.

"Rajiv needs one more best man in his crew, so he enlists me... read more

CBS Renews Sunday Reality Staples Amazing Race and Undercover Boss

Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race

CBS is keeping it real on Sundays, picking up another round of both The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss for next season.

The network hasn't yet determined whether both shows will remain in their Sunday slots this coming fall. But CBS is making a point of highlighting how well both shows did last fall vs. tough Sunday Night Football competition on NBC — which means it's very likely both shows will... read more

Scoop on Modern Family, The Office and More at the Comedy Awards

Jon Cryer, Kristin Wiig

Some of the funniest people on the planet gathered in New York City Saturday night for the first-ever Comedy Awards (which airs April 10 at 9 p.m. simultaneously across MTV Networks' Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick At Nite). Eddie Murphy received the Comedy Icon Award and paid homage to his greatest comedic inspirations: Bill Cosby, Charlie Chaplin, Richard Pryor and George Carlin. But the biggest award of the evening was also the most... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Sometimes it's not just about the ratings. And sometimes it is. That's the takeaway from an eventful week in the win-some/lose-some sweepstakes we call TV programming.

On the plus side: TNT's renewal of Southland, the latest lifeline for the gritty police drama that NBC ditched during that misbegotten period when Jay Leno put the 10 pm drama on the endangered species list. It will never be as popular as the network's signature shows like The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles (which got a funny shout out from 30 Rock's Liz Lemon this week), but Southland's uncompromising integrity helps give credence to TNT's "We Know Drama" credo.

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General Hospital Spoiler Alert: Little Jake's Killer is Revealed!

Anthony Geary, Laura Wright

It's been a harrowing week for General Hospital fans, what with the accidental hit-and-run death of 4-year-old Jake Spencer. And things just got a whole lot worse. After the Friday's cliffhanger, we now know that the little boy was killed by his own grandfather, Luke Spencer! Next week, word will spread throughout Port Charles that the free-living Luke — no surprise here — was drinking prior to the accident. TV Guide Magazine had an exclusive chat with the man, the myth, the legend himself, Anthony Geary, to discuss this shocker plot twist. Where does the great Luke Spencer go from here?

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