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The Biz: Brian Williams Stays on Top of the News

Brian Williams

It's not easy being a traditional TV newsman in a new-media world. But Brian Williams, who grew up worshipping Walter Cronkite, remains the most watched anchor as NBC Nightly News averages 8 million viewers ...
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Medium

Medium (Friday, 8/7c, CBS)
One of the funniest bits on 30 Rock's recent live episode was Jon Hamm's cameo as a guy whose hand transplant goes awry (a classic horror-movie staple). This week, it's Allison's turn to play it a bit more straight, as she gets a skin graft on her hand and it begins acting up as if the other hand doesn't know what it's doing. The episode is titled "Talk to the Hand." Good to know moving to Fridays and a different network didn't rob the series of its sense of humor.

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NCIS Episode Recap: "Dead Air"

To loosely paraphrase that old Limp Bizkit song: "I watched it for the squeaky." Squeaky Tony DiNozzo, that is, who turned out to be allergic to the suburbs in NCIS' "Dead Air" episode. Some fans worry that the character has gotten too silly, and these folks may have been mortified, not mollified, that DiNozzo spent much of the hour speaking in a scratchy-helium voice. Not everyone probably cottoned to the idea of hearing Tony, interrogating a terrorism suspect, half-shout "You want to spend the rest of your life in prison? Fine by me!" in a Mickey-Mouse-meets-Rod-Stewart voice. So you'll have to forgive those of us who couldn't stifle a laugh. There's always been a truism about how rare it is to find a beautiful woman who can pull off comedy, and this is a good moment to point out how equally unusual it is to find a beautiful man who'll go as wonderfully far out on the limb of ridiculousness as Michael Weatherly will.

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Survivor: Nicaragua Episode Recap: "Worst Case Scenario"

After last week's tribe switcheroo, it's time for yet another twist! It's double elimination week, and both tribes will be finding their way to Tribal Council, but before they do, players must compete for individual immunity within their tribe. Yve feels left out of the Espada tribe after nobody clued her in on the plan to vote out Tyrone last week. Holly claims it's because Yve and Tyrone were in an alliance, which Yve vehemently denies. While Yve is trying to explain herself to Holly, Dan reveals to Holly that he's ready to quit the game because he can't stand the conditions and frankly doesn't need the money (especially if you've got those alligator shoes, Dan!) read more

Exclusive: Fringe gets a Back to the Future Shock!

Christopher Llyod

Great Scott! Back to the Future's Doc Brown will be meeting Fringe's resident Doctor Frankenstein when Christopher Lloyd guest stars early next year as Walter's musical hero.

"We all know how much Walter loves music, right? Well this fellow was one of his icons," explains John Noble of Lloyd's role in the season's 10th episode. "He adored this man. So Walter gets to be a bit of a fanboy."

Lloyd, who is currently enjoying a resurgence thanks to the 25th anniversary of Future, begins filming next week in Vancouver and will appear in the show's 10th episode. And while there remains a Fringe-ian veil of secrecy surrounding his actual involvement in the hour's investigation, it's very clear that Nobel is excited to have Marty McFly's bestie coming aboard. ... read more

Poll: Who Is The Hottest Vampire on TV?

Nina Dobrev

There's nothing hotter in movies, TV and books right now than vampires, and TV Guide Magazine wants to know who you think is the hottest blood-sucker on TV! Is it one of the Vampire Diaries' sexy Salvatore brothers, True Blood's leading men or even Nina Dobrev's sinister Katherine? Sounds off in our poll after the jump... read more

Backstage at Dancing With the Stars: Flo Goes, While Bristol Stays Alive

Florence Henderson

When Florence Henderson's name was announced as the one to go home from Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday night, nobody was more surprised than Bristol Palin. She was convinced that her time on the dance floor was over. In fact, the Alaskan native said she was ready to go after Monday's show, when she and Mark Ballas donned a monkey outfit, messed up many of the steps to the jive, and landed at the bottom of the leader board for TV Theme Night... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Is Jason Derulo Out of His "Mind"?

Jason Derulo

Jeers to Jason Derülo for doing the worst damage to "Georgia" since General Sherman.

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The 21-year-old pop footnote behind such instantly forgettable trifles as "Whatcha Say" and "In My Head" had the gall to cover "Georgia on My Mind" on Dancing With the Stars: The Results. The classic tune... read more

The Avengers Assemble for New Animated Series

The Avengers

After dominating movie theaters for the past decade with blockbusters featuring Spider-Man, the X-Men and Iron Man, Marvel Comics is now starting to focus on television. The popular kid-targets series The Super Hero Squad Show begins its second season on Cartoon Network this weekend (Saturday, Oct. 23, 6:30am/5:30c), and news broke last week that a new live-action Hulk series is being developed for ABC.

On Wednesday night DisneyXD premieres the new animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, bringing together iconic Marvel characters... read more

Is It Just Me: Thin Dessert Chefs

Johnny Iuzzini

What's with the pastry chefs on Top Chef: Just Desserts being so thin?

You'd think — considering all the delicious, high-cal treats getting turned out in a professional kitchen — that weight gain would be an inevitable occupational hazard. And yet, the cheftestants on Bravo's latest cooking competition are a surprisingly svelte bunch. What gives? According to Johnny Iuzzini, the Top Chef: Just Desserts judge and executive pastry chef for Jean Georges and Nougatine in New York City, "Pastry chefs do consume a lot of sweets — we're constantly ... read more

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