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Cheers & Jeers: Top Chef: All Stars' Casualty of Wars

Marcel, Top Chef: All Stars

Cheers to Top Chef: All Stars for eliminating its most distasteful cheftestant.

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Marcel Vigneron, the cock-of-the-walk who somehow only grew cockier after getting his head forcibly shaved by his competitors during Season 2, was mercifully sent packing... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Grey's Kevin McKidd on Directing — and a Baby for Owen & Cristina?

Grey's Anatomy

Good news and bad news for fans of Kevin McKidd and his Grey's Anatomy doc, Owen Hunt. When the ABC series returns with a new installment on February 3, his character will barely be seen on camera. The reason: Kevin was kept plenty busy off camera directing Grey's for the first time. He took time away from editing the episode to give us a scoop-filled preview of what's in store for that and future episodes... read more

Exclusive: CSI: Miami's Emily Procter Welcomes a Baby Girl

Emily Procter

The CSI: Miami family has a new member! Emily Procter, who plays crime scene investigator Calleigh Duquesne, welcomed daughter Pippa in early December. It's the first child for Procter and her boyfriend, musician Paul Bryan.

A slightly tired, but excited, Procter returned to work on January 19, just in time for co-star Adam Rodriguez's directing debut... read more

Roush Review: A Thursday Logjam

Perfect Couples

Because Thursdays weren't already crowded enough, guess who's joining the party?

In case you hadn't heard, American Idol is now setting up shop on Thursdays in the 8/7c hour, providing more intense competition to a time period that already includes a hit sitcom (The Big Bang Theory), a brilliant cult comedy (Community), a guilty-pleasure reality hit (Wipeout) and, resuming new episodes in a week, a guilty-pleasure supernatural hit (The Vampire Diaries).

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This is also the night that NBC is taking a considerable but necessary risk by playing to its comedy strengths and devoting the entire night to half-hour comedies.... read more

Poll: Who Should Replace Regis Philbin as Co-Host of Live!?

Live with Regis and Kelly

Now that Regis Philbin has announced his retirement from Live! With Regis and Kelly, the show is starting its search to replace the TV icon after he departs this summer. We want to know who you think should replace Philbin and join co-host Kelly Ripa. Should it be Ripa's husband, Mark Consuelos, or regular subs like Anderson Cooper, Jerry O'Connell or Jeff Probst? Vote in our poll after the jump... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: January 21-23

Medium

Medium (Friday, 8/7c, CBS)
After all these years, you'd have thought we'd see this coming. But after seven seasons on two networks, the series about a psychic crime solver (Emmy winner Patricia Arquette) comes to an end with a far-reaching series finale that promises closure while taking a long look into the Dubois family's future. We'll miss that funky, frazzled family, but who knows that we won't be seeing them in our dreams? read more

Keck's Exclusives: Glee's Valentine's Day Set List

Glee

Let's hope you haven't had your fill of silly love songs, because there's a colorful collection of classics — both old and new — lined up for Glee's February 8 Valentine's Day episode. "The name of the episode is 'Silly Love Songs,'" Matthew Morrison (Will) tells me. "My assignment to the kids is to have them... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Eric Balfour Terrorizes No Ordinary Family

Eric Balfour

ABC's No Ordinary Family is continuing the fun trend of casting familiar TV faces as cool super villains. The latest to sign up as a Powell family foe is 24 and Six Feet Under alum Eric Balfour. Eric will play a death row inmate named Marcus Winnick in two episodes that will likely air in March.  

Viewers seem to be responding to NOF's villain-of-the-week stunt casting, which has also included sinister visits from Rick Schroder, Anthony Michael Hall, and most recently... read more

NCIS Episode Recap: "Recruited"

NCIS has never been an "issue of the week" show, but when it rains issues on this show, it pours. Or at least it did in "Recruited," which made up for the lightness of the previous episode by taking on two hot topics: "Don't ask, don't tell" and Alzheimer's disease. There was something arbitrary about tackling both these subjects at once when the storylines never intersected in any real way and either would have been the worthy focus of an hour. But both were handled so nicely in executive producer Gary Glasberg's deftly balanced script that complaining about the conjoined focus feels like looking a gift horse in the mouth. 

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Guest Column: Ellroy Confidential

James Ellroy

Starting tonight, crime-fiction king James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential, American Tabloid and more, hosts six episodes of a new show about some of the most devilish acts ever to terrorize the city of Angels. As "the demon dog of American literature" guides viewers through crime scenes, we get to know victims, killers and celebrities, and it begins with the family tragedy that sparked his fascination with crime. But no one is more interesting than the writer himself. We asked Ellroy for the cold, hard facts on his new series.

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