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Get to Know NCIS' Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

HE PLAYS NCIS' handsomely bespectacled nerd Jimmy Palmer, who assists medical examiner Ducky (David McCallum). Dietzen came in to shoot a one-day guest appearance near the end of the first season — and has been on most of the episodes since, thanks to "his comic timing and the way he plays so well with McCallum," says exec producer Shane Brennan.

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Modern Family: The Musical?

Julie Bowen

Could a musical episode of Modern Family be on the way? As Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson took the stage for the 10th annual Les Girl charity cabaret on October 4, raising funds and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, it became evident that performing crazy antics in song is not a stretch for this cast.

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General Hospital's Laura Wright Previews the Carly-Brenda Smack Down

Laura Wright

It's the confrontation of the century! Okay, so I exaggerate but not by much. On October 22, General Hospital fireball Carly Jacks (Laura Wright) will come face to face with the woman who's been making her life a living hell. That would be Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo), the desperately needy international supermodel who recently returned to Port Charles and has all of Carly's men (Jax, Sonny, Jason) uncontrollably obsessed. But don't assume mantrap Brenda has the upper hand here. "Carly will eventually get the keys to the kingdom," GH head writer Bob Guza tells TV Guide Magazine. "She will wind up with the ammunition that can completely destroy Brenda in Port Charles." But let's not get ahead of ourselves. We spoke with the fantastic and woefully underappreciated Laura Wright — not one damn Emmy nomination ever! — to get her take on the long-awaited ...
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Is It Just Me: Real Housewives of Atlanta Get Tipsy

Kim and NeNe

Is it really legal to drink and ride?

Never a dry moment with these gals: On the October 4 season premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, on-again frenemies Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes sipped glasses of wine in the backseat of an SUV en route to an event. Were they breaking the law?

According to Lieutenant D. Little of the Atlanta PD, "It depends. If you're ...
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Backstage at Dancing with the Stars: No Drama?

One of the biggest surprises on Dancing with the Stars this season has been its relative lack of fireworks. It isn't about the stars behaving badly, which we were expecting with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, the charismatic Jersey Shore star. It isn't about romantic hanky-panky or animosity between the celebs and their pro ...
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Watercooler: Bully for 90210?

Trevor Donovan

OK, so big ups to 90210 for handling the "Teddy is gay" storyline with as much elegance as is available to a high-school drama set in Beverly Hills. It's an impressive departure from previous TV teens who have struggled with their sexuality (the tennis stud is violently overcompensating to appear hetero, rather than bursting out of the closet with a heavily hyped kiss), but something went down last night that just wasn't right.

Freaked out that Ian, the classmate he'd secretly hooked up with a week earlier, was choreographing the opening number for Silver's bachelor-auction ...
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Community First Look: Lost in Space

Community

Community's Season 1 paintball episode — a parody of action-flick clichés — wasn't just loved by fans. "It remains the favorite among everyone here," says Alison Brie (Annie). So it's inevitable that the show wants to top itself, and they'll try with the October 14 episode, a spoof of Apollo 13. Jeff (Joel McHale) and his study-group pals participate in a flight-simulation competition with another local college; the gang gets stranded on board when the shuttle is towed from the school parking lot.

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Cheers & Jeers: Bored of Jonathan Ames

Zach Galifianakis, Jason Schwartzman; Jonathan Ames inset

Jeers to Jonathan Ames for overexposing himself on Bored to Death.

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The New York City novelist created, writes and executive-produces HBO's twee sitcom about a New York City novelist named Jonathan Ames (meta alert!) who moonlights as a private dick. He even ...
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Olivia Munn: The Hardest Working Girl in TV

Olivia Munn

Attack of the Show! host Olivia Munn will be racking up the frequent flyer miles this year, thanks to her TV filming schedule. The actress is now splitting her time between New York, where she spends one week per month as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Los Angeles where she spends the rest of the month filming the mid-season NBC series Perfect Couples... read more

Exclusive Dexter Preview: Sins of the Father

Dexter

It's hard to imagine the father from My Three Sons in a mess like this. TV's newest widowed dad, Dexter Morgan, has left his kids at home to get the goods on a suspect he thinks may be a murderer. If that's true, Dex will probably have to kill the guy, just as he's offed 60-odd other psychos since the Showtime series began in 2006. Of course, Dexter himself might be the next casualty if he keeps the kids and their new nanny waiting much longer.

"It's definitely not easy balancing single fatherhood with the sort of affliction Dexter has," Michael C. Hall says with wry amusement on the set in Los Angeles, where Season 5 finds his character dealing with the aftermath of his wife Rita's death. In case you missed the most jaw-dropping twist in Dexter history, here's what went down in last season's finale... read more

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