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NCIS Exclusive: Girl Power!

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Pauley Perrette's lab rat Abby has been let loose in the NCIS squad room. In a scene she's shooting for a big two-part episode airing November 16 and 23, she's trying to play pin the tail on the bomber. Pointing to a video of a suspect playing on a computer screen, she blurts out to Sean Murray's McGee, "He just confessed he knew how to make the murder weapon! I mean, how many people know how to make a homemade Claymore mine?"

"In this room?" asks McGee. A couple of visiting Israeli agents raise their hands. So does Cote de Pablo, as NCIS team member Ziva David. Then, sheepishly, so does Abby herself. "OK, fine," she mutters, reluctantly withdrawing her point.

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Disgraced Olympian Marion Jones Let Off Easy in ESPN Documentary

Marion Jones

America loves a comeback story and few can compete with the tumultuous rise, fall and return of Marion Jones. Once a media darling, the disgraced Olympic sprinter lost the five medals she won at the 2000 Summer Games after admitting she used performance-enhancing drugs. When Jones had previously lied about that to federal investigators (as well as her role in a check-fraud case), she was sentenced to six months in prison. After a difficult incarceration that included a demoralizing seven-week stint in solitary confinement, she was ... read more

Poll: Which TV Family Do You Most Want as Your Own?

Though the Cleavers, Bradys and Sopranos have all left us, the small screen is still filled with fun and interesting families: the cops on Blue Bloods, the wacky but warm-hearted Chances from Raising Hope, the Dunphy household of Modern Family, and even — 22-seasons-old and still going strong — television's first animated clan, the Simpsons. Out of all these, which TV family would you most want to be a part of? Sound off in our poll!

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Teddy's Big Day Out on 90210

Trevor Donovan in 90210

90210's Teddy may not be ready to come out of the closet yet, but Trevor Donovan is more than ready to open up about his character's journey, which takes another interesting turn tonight (8/7c, The CW) at a beach-club event. ...

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Chuck's New Secret Agent Man

Timothy Dalton

He used to be so good at this spy thing. Timothy Dalton spoofs his past as 007 when he joins Chuck (Monday, 8/7c, NBC) as Gregory Tuttle, a handler of secret agents at MI-6 who holds vital intel on the long-missing Mom Bartowski (Linda Hamilton). The sad truth: Tuttle himself is ... read more

Mike & Molly Feel the Big Love

Billy Gardell

While this fall's other new shows are predictably populated by hard-bodied lawyers, cops and teenagers, executive producer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) broke the mold with Mike & Molly — a sitcom featuring shockingly normal-seeming people. With charming one-liners replacing six-pack abs, stand-up comic Billy Gardell and Gilmore Girls alum Melissa McCarthy not only look like average Americans, but their honest, vulnerable romance somehow makes even fat jokes feel warm and cuddly. ...

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Castle's Stana Katic: Born to Be Wild

Stana Katic

If you think Stana Katic is right on target playing Det. Kate Beckett, you should see her off duty. "I love, love, love archery," the actress enthuses over her lunch break on the set of ABC's Castle one October afternoon. "I took to it really quickly. There's just something fantastic about the moment of release when ... read more

Louise Sorel Dishes On Vivian's Tales From the Days of Our Lives Crypt

Louise Sorel

C'mon, you've all been thinking the same thing. How the hell does she go to the bathroom? Days of Our Lives' Vivian Alamain — played to madcap brilliance by Louise Sorel — is finally rescued from that sarcophagus this Friday (November 5) where she's been trapped for weeks without food, water or a loo. (You can play, too! Check out the Vivian's Escape game at nbc.com.) But get this: Before Vivian makes a break for it, she puts her arch-rival Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) in the sarcophagus instead! TV Guide Magazine fired some burning questions at Sorel, who seems just as mystified about this kooky plot as we are! ...

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Cheers & Jeers: Boardwalk Empire's Man in the Iron Mask

Jack Huston

Cheers to Jack Huston for proving he's a face to watch on Boardwalk Empire.

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Keck's Exclusives: Rick Schroder Cast on No Ordinary Family

Rick Schroder

Even superheroes need a hug every once in a while, so who better to give a big squeeze to No Ordinary Family super dad Jim Powell (Michael Chiklis) than the guy whose weepy hugs in the 1979 tearjerker The Champ won him a Golden Globe?

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