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Keck's Exclusives: V and Desperate Housewives Scoop!

Jane Badler

Leapin' lizards! Originally signed for just four episodes, Jane Badler has extended her V run as evil Diana for the entire 10-episode season, which premieres January 4 on ABC. And Jane tells me ... read more

Exclusive: Tristan Rogers Joins The Young and the Restless

Tristan Rogers

It's always hot news when Tristan Rogers returns to daytime TV. One of the soap world's all-time greats — thanks to his many rowdy years as Robert Scorpio on General Hospital — Rogers will soon show up on The Young and the Restless. A show rep tells TV Guide Magazine he'll play "a mysterious and charming stranger named Colin who comes to Genoa City with a dark secret and a threatening agenda." Rogers, whose role at this point is considered recurring, will start shooting...

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Ask Matt: Mad Men, Undercovers, MTV, Grey's, The Event and More!

Private Practice

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

Question: I'd argue that Mad Men's recently wrapped fourth season was perhaps its finest to date, but I'm disappointed with the way the writers treated Betty throughout the season. Betty was easily one of my favorite characters during the first three years of the show, and I was thrilled when January Jones finally received an overdue Emmy nomination for her stellar work. However, not only was the actress sorely underused this past season, but she was asked to play Betty as a one-note shrew for the majority of her screen time. There were glimpses of the broken woman inside the monster here and there, but unfortunately I think Matthew Weiner has turned Betty into a character Mad Men fans love to hate. I can't help but view this as a waste of a great actress and a potentially fascinating character. What's your take on Betty now that season 4 is over? Can she be redeemed in the eyes of fans next year, or has the character outlived her usefulness now that both she and Don have moved on? — Donnie

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First Look: Raising Hope's Halloween Treat

Cloris Leachman and Martha Plimpton

An hour-long Halloween episode of Fox's Raising Hope, airing October 26, has the Chance family dressed for tricks and treats, including senile Maw Maw (84-year-old Cloris Leachman), who rocks her... read more

Matt's Picks: October 25-28

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Dead Set (Monday-Friday, midnight/11c, IFC)
TV is gearing up for a zombie invasion, and Halloween-ies with strong stomachs will be in hog hell (because frankly, it doesn't really feel like heaven). As a disgustingly hilarious curtain-raiser for AMC's much-anticipated Halloween night premiere of The Walking Dead, IFC imports this wildly graphic five-part British miniseries that imagines a zombie outbreak sweeping London, with the last safe haven being... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Is Glee's Sue Getting Married?

Jane Lynch

You've heard that comedy legend Carol Burnett is guest starring on Fox's Glee as Sue Sylvester's mother. And now here are your first details about the character and the exciting news that brings her to town during November sweeps. Looking to steal some of the glory away from the over-the-top wedding Kurt's planning for his dad and Finn's mom (think doves and glitter!), Sue (Jane Lynch) announces to the school that... read more

Keck's Exclusives: X-Men's James Marsden To Go Shirtless on Modern Family

James Marsden

Hunky James Marsden (he was Cyclops in the X-Men movies and the prince in Enchanted) is about to heat up ABC's Modern Family.

In an upcoming episode, James will play... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

Barbara Billingsley, Tom Bosley

This week's "In Review" begins with a timely "In Memoriam." Before we get to the highlights reel, some excerpts of my magazine tribute to two indelible stars of classic family sitcoms.

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FAREWELL, MOM AND DAD: For those of us who grew up with them, and never outgrew them, June Cleaver and Howard "Mr. C" Cunningham were more than classic-sitcom icons. They were charter members of a beloved extended family of moms and dads who made us feel instantly at home in front of the TV.

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Exclusive: Omari Hardwick Joins the Chase

Omari Hardwick

Omari Hardwick (Dark Blue, The A Team) will guest star on an upcoming episode of NBC's Chase as Chris Novak, a hard luck criminal facing prison who escapes prison to exact revenge on those who betrayed him. While being hunted by Annie Frost... read more

Modern Family's Nolan Gould Has Some Good Luck

Nolan Gould

What did Nolan Gould do on his hiatus from playing dim-witted Luke Dunphy on ABC's Emmy-winning sitcom Modern Family? Instead of taking the summer off, the soon-to-be 12-year-old (his birthday is October 28) kept busy with gigs in the upcoming Justin Timberlake film Friends With Benefits and this week's episode of Good Luck Charlie.

On the Disney Channel kid-com airing Sundays at 8:30/7:30c, Gould plays Zander... read more

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