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Vampire Diaries Exclusive: Masked Murder!

Vampire Diaries

If The Vampire Diaries is supposed to suffer from a second-season curse, someone forgot to send the supernatural romance the memo. Feeding the public's continuing thirst for vampire love, lust and blood, Season 2's ratings have been steady and fan frenzy has multiplied. The CW's highest-rated series' place in the TV firmament was cemented when Nina Dobrev, who plays long-suffering teen heroine Elena Gilbert (plus her evil vamp doppelgänger, Katherine Pierce), was chosen for Jimmy Fallon's buzzy Emmy opening number. "We're definitely not in a sophomore slump," says exec producer Kevin Williamson. "The actors are still so enthusiastic."  

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Tower Prep Brings Live-Action Mystery to Cartoon Network

Tower Prep

Cartoon Network's latest venture into live-action is its most sophisticated series yet. A mix of teen angst and intricately serialized storytelling, Tower Prep is set at a mysterious, isolated school where kids with special powers are kept against their will — ostensibly to learn how to master their abilities. "This was an idea that always intrigued me ever since I went to boarding school some years back," says series creator Paul Dini, a popular comic-book writer and animation producer (Batman Beyond), who spent a year as a writer on Lost. "I wanted to take what is ... read more

Big Brother's Brendon and Rachel Soap Up for The Bold and the Beautiful

Rachel and Brendon

She's back, bitches! Big Brother 12 firecracker Rachel Reilly, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress before she became a reality-TV villainess, has landed a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful. She'll play a waitress at the show's tropical hangout Bikini Beach, and be joined by her Big Brother beau Brendon Villegas, who will play a bartender. They first air October 25-26, then return November 18-19. TV Guide Magazine grilled the duo about their move from Big to Bold — and of course we had to ask about their showmance! Did it turn out to be the real thing? read more

Poll: Who Is The Hottest Cop on TV?

Alex O'Loughlin

TV Guide Magazine is compiling its annual Hot List, and we want to hear from you! With the fall season underway, some fresh faces have joined the force, and we want to know which cop you think is the hottest! Do you think Tom Selleck and Will Estes from Blue Bloods are the real deal, or are Mariska Hargitay and Stana Katic still the hottest women with badges? Who do you think is the hottest arresting officer? Vote in our poll below after the jump.

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Jennifer Grey's House Call

Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey trades her Dancing With the Stars spangles for hospital gowns when she guests as the mother of a mysteriously ill baby on tonight's House.

"Getting this part made me remember how much I love acting," says Grey, who took time off to ... read more

Mad Men Creator Discusses Season Four

Mad Men

It was the question every Mad Men fan was asking during the Season Four finale, and smirking Roger Sterling summed it up perfectly: "Megan, out there?" Don Draper's impulsive decision to pop the question to his secretary Megan was certainly the whopping shocker of the night, but it wasn't the only one. Turns out Joan didn't have her abortion after all (how's that smirk doing now, Roger?), while Peggy is practically inventing the women's movement, albeit in Topaz pantyhose. Shortly before the finale, TV Guide Magazine spoke to Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner to get his thoughts on a mad, mad, mad, Mad Men season.... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Rubicon Wraps It Up — For Now

Michael Cristofer

Cheers to Rubicon for crossing the finish line in fine style.

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The first season of AMC's conspiracy thriller ended with a relatively action-packed episode that answered some key questions while leaving others hanging. James Badge Dale's intelligence analyst Will Travers finally put together all the pieces of the puzzle to determine how API, his thinktank, had manipulated tragic world events for profit and confronted one of the masterminds behind the plan, Truxton Spangler (the brilliantly chilling Michael Cristofer). Meanwhile, Will's ex-bedmate, Andy (Annie Parisse), was revealed to be an operative — who was sadly unable to save widow Katherine Rhumor (Miranda Richardson) from being murdered in the middle of Central Park... read more

CSI: Miami's 200 Episode Reveals Cops' Dark Side

Adam Rodriguez, David Caruso, Jonathan Togo

CSI: Miami's 200th episode is appropriately called "Happy Birthday." But while a celebration usually is marked with cake and streamers, CSI: Miami commemorates the occasion by showing a darker side of policing and putting our upstanding team in a difficult situation.

"This episode is special in that we cross over into a grey area for cops, where you're trying to do the right thing, and you are the good guys, but you have to do grey area things to get your information," says Eva La Rue, who plays Natalia Boa Vista. "[The suspects] have beaten an 8-month-pregnant lady, and left her for dead by the side of the road, and we have found one of the guys, but not the other. He won't give up his friend, so he gets roughed up a bit."

The entire cast agrees... read more

Finale Watch: Mad Men, Rubicon

Jon Hamm, James Badge Dale

The times, they are always a changin' on Mad Men, but as often happens with this fascinatingly unpredictable series, the changes come where you least expect them. After the last several weeks of intense workplace drama, priming us for another game-changer in the wake of Don Draper's anti-tobacco manifesto, Sunday's thoroughly absorbing and entertaining fourth-season finale takes a startling hairpin turn back to the personal. Cut to the headline: Don's getting married. To Megan!

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The main action: While Peggy triumphantly lands a new pantyhose account, the first win for the troubled agency since the Lucky Strike defection, Don takes the kids to California, world of Tomorrowland (the episode's title), and has a personal epiphany about his own future — as it relates to his tormented and once-hidden past — in the lovely and toothsome presence of Megan, the ethereal secretary-turned-nanny who is every inch the anti-Betty... read more

Ask Matt: Fringe, Terriers, House, Bones, Fall Malaise and More!

Anna Torv

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Question: I know that you and many others are loving this season of Fringe with the alt-world, Doublivia high jinks but I am a bit more, shall we say, off-put. One of my problems is that I'm getting a very Charmed vibe about the whole thing. Allow me to explain. I was a devoted Charmed fan (until the unfortunate last season), but one of the staples of that show which always bothered me were the possession/body-swap type episodes. One of the sisters would be overtaken or possessed or swapped out or what have you and the other sisters would take forever and a day to noodle it out. No matter how strangely or out of character they acted, they would sense nothing was amiss until the whole thing blew up in their faces. With Fauxlivia in the mix on our side, I'm getting that familiar feeling of "Really? Come on!" when it comes to the continued obliviousness of the rest of the cast.... read more

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