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Watercooler: The Glory of Mega Python Vs Gatoroid

Deborah Gibson and Tiffany

It could have been so beautiful. It could have been so right. But only in our dreams did we ever imagine this weekend's Syfy spectacular being such a glorious buffet of cheesy brilliance.

From the casting — pop footnotes-turned-producers Debbie Gibson (way too gaunt as the eco wacko scientist) and Tiffany (resembling a Rosie Greenbaum in park-ranger drag) — to the Dollar Store effects to the groaner-laden script ("we're gonna need a bigger gator"), MpvG was a mile-long mess. Not a single character made sense... read more

Taraji P. Henson Returns to Lifetime

Taraji P. Henson

It's a homecoming of sorts for Academy Award—nominated actress Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). Tonight at 9/8c, the actress returns to Lifetime, where she got her start as a police inspector on The Division, to star in Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, a TV-movie based on the true story of a mother who sets out to rescue her 6-year-old son after he's abducted by his dad... read more

Keck's Exclusives: NCIS Goes Old School

Michael Weatherly

NCIS' Michael Weatherly has been growing his hair to the "pompadour" look he sported back in 2003 for a March episode that explores the origins of his Agent DiNozzo. Among the reveals: the first Gibbs-DiNozzo head slap... read more

More Secrets of the Pretty Little Liars Revealed

Lucy Hale and Ian Harding

The Pretty Little Liars may not have a clue as to who "A" really is, but series executive-producer Marlene King knows all. So while we wait for Ezra and Aria to embark on their first real date tonight (8/7c, ABC Family), we're gonna wrap up our chat with King about what's coming up and who might not make it to the season finale... read more

Ask Matt: The Grey's Baby, NCIS: LA, Castle, Friday Night Lights & More

Sara Ramirez

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I enjoy a good soap, which is probably why I've always liked Grey's Anatomy. However, I'm really questioning this whole baby plot. From what I've gathered online, a lot of the lesbian community appears to be truly offended by a storyline that they feel would never be imposed on a straight couple and I can definitely see their point. I've never seen a primetime TV show force a man to deal with a former/current girlfriend having someone else's baby. That tends to be a deal breaker. But my understanding is that Grey's isn't the first show to use this plot with a female couple. I think Shonda Rhimes has done a great job showcasing a diverse cast and attempting to be sensitive to all communities, which is why I'd love to know exactly why she's chosen to tell this particular story, with a man smack in the middle of the only gay couple on the show forever and ever if they're going to share custody of a child. — Jen

Matt Roush: Diversity works both ways on a show like Grey's Anatomy. No matter the gender, race or sexual orientation, everyone's an aggravating mess on this show, and no one is spared the contrivances of this brand of storytelling.... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Big Love for Leonard

Johnny Galecki

On The Big Bang Theory's February 10 episode, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) shares a kiss with a wealthy benefactor to the physics department — played by Jessica Walter (Arrested Development), age 70. "The amount of making out I do on this show is ridiculous," says Johnny, 35. He's not kidding. Next up: Aarti Mann returns as Raj's sister Priya, who'll now be dating Leonard after their previous one-night stand. "Raj is not going to be very happy about that," says actor Kunal Nayyar. "I forgave Leonard [after they first hooked up] because she didn't want [something serious], but now..."

In other romantic developments, Bernadette finally lays down the law with Howard... read more

Cheers & Jeers: The Importance of Being Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine

Cheers to Ernest Borgnine for making Betty White look like a rookie.

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The recipient of the 2011 Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild is five years older than last year's winner (who somewhat improbably took home a SAG trophy this year for Hot in Cleveland). The guy has done it all, making 164 movies... read more

Poll: Who Is the Best American Idol Judge?

Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson

Now that American Idol's new panel has endured a few rounds of ear-splitting auditions, we want to know how the new incarnation's individual judges compare to the old guard. Do you miss Paula Abdul's effervescent personality? Ellen DeGeneres' quirky humor? Simon Cowell's gruff, take-no-prisoners sarcastic wit? Or are you loving newcomer Jennifer Lopez' superstar presence and Steven Tyler's rock star attitude? Has Randy Jackson, the last remaining original judge, become the guy you find most insightful? Let us know in our poll after the jump... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Smallville Heads to Sin City

Smallville

With Lois and Clark's wedding day approaching, the Smallville gang, including Chloe (Allison Mack), heads to Metropolis' version of Las Vegas on the February 25 episode for a wild bachelor/bachelorette party weekend that becomes one big, er, Blur!

"It's our fun Hangover episode," says executive producer Brian Peterson. "Clark won't remember what happened the night before." With Supes impervious to the effects of alcohol, it's a spiked bottle of champagne sent by Zatanna that sparks the insanity... read more

Matt's Picks: January 31-February 3

Donnie Wahlberg

Lie to Me (Fox, 9/8c, Monday)
Call it the unsocial network, as the "to tell the truth" procedural wraps its third season — let's hope it's not the last — with a strong episode that plays like the murderous flip side of The Social Network. When a murder occurs during the contentious wrangling over profits of a hot social-networking app, Lightman's steely focus falls on the smug creator — or so he says — of the site (played by former Nikita co-star Ashton Holmes in a variation of Jesse Eisenberg's take on Mark Zuckerberg). An hour earlier on NBC (opposite a fresh episode of the much-moved-around Human Target), a pivotal episode of Chuck airs that would have been the season finale if NBC hadn't extended the show's order. It's Chuck vs. psycho villain Volkoff (the very entertaining Timothy Dalton), and that should be great fun... read more

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