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Critic's Notebook: CBS at TCA

Nina Tassler

This summer's press tour journal starts with CBS, where "stability is a good thing," this understatement coming courtesy of entertainment pres Nina Tassler, kicking off the network portion of the Television Critics Association gathering on Tuesday. (As opposed to the disarray over at ABC, whose turn comes Sunday, after having been rocked this week by the sudden ouster of its programming boss Steve McPherson.)

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CBS is playing to its traditional strengths this fall with a lineup of new legal and crime dramas and conventional laugh-tracky sitcoms. No critical breakthroughs on the order of The Good Wife, but there's every reason to believe commercially crafted shows like the Hawaii Five-0 "reboot" (don't call it a "remake") and the buddy-lawyer Vegas romp The Defenders will carry on the Eye tradition of mainstream populist escapist success... read more

The Mother of All Seasons?

How I Met Your Mother

Concerned that their show had become too "sitcom-my" last season, lacking the emotional growth of the show's earlier years, How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have mapped out a pivotal sixth season that, says Bays, will be "more emotionally invested in these characters' lives and tweak the larger mystery of the series in a way that we've never done before... read more

Exclusive Photos: TV Guide Magazine Storms Comic-Con

Joshua Gomez and Zachary Levi

If you didn't get a chance to travel to San Diego for this past weekend's Comic-Con celebration, or if you just want to relive some of your favorite moments, TV Guide Magazine has you covered! Check out highlights of the best parties and panels, from Chuck stars Zachary Levi and Josh Gomez at the Nerd Party, to TV Guide Magazine Hot List panelists Summer Glau and Julie Benz.

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Jim Parsons Visits Cubicle Confessions

Jim Parsons

Bazinga! Jim Parsons makes a Big Bang as he returns to TV Guide Magazine's Cubicle Confessions for his second visit! Parsons discusses his childhood, odd jobs (including a Whole Foods cashier) and the on-set ping-pong tournament between the show's cast members. Check out the video below... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: July 30-August 1

James Badge Dale

Eureka

(Friday, 9/8c, Syfy) Colin Ferguson directs this week's episode, which may explain why Sheriff Carter is off to Harvard to visit Zoe for the week. While he's away, the town celebrates Space Week—but as usual, things go awry. This week's culprit: guest star Jamie Kennedy, whose self-propagating oxygen device begins to affect the atmosphere, threatening to incinerate the put-upon town... read more

Cheers & Jeers: A Plus-Sized Project Runway

Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn

Cheers to Project Runway for letting out the seams.

The eighth season of Heidi Klum's Emmy-nominated reality show debuts on Lifetime July 29 at 9/8c in a new, 90-minute format. Unlike the heavily padded Bachelorette or Biggest Loser, this is one unscripted franchise that benefits from an extended running time. The opener allows plenty of room to meet the 17 new contestants, who include... read more

TV Guide Magazine Brings Photo Booth to Comic-Con

Jim Parsons

This year's Comic-Con wasn't all panels and autograph signings for the stars of your favorite sci-fi shows. The casts of V, Vampire Diaries and The Big Bang Theory stopped by TV Guide Magazine's photo booth at ...
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China Chow's Work of Art Masterpiece

China Chow

The daughter of a high-end restaurateur and a model/designer, China Chow knows all about good taste and great art. Which explains why the actress-model is the picture-perfect host and judge of TV's most creative competition Work of Art (Wednesday, 10/9c, Bravo), in which contemporary artists vie to win a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art... read more

The Young and the Restless Dreams Up the Return of Signy Coleman

Signy Coleman

How did the most angelic woman in soap history give birth to a monster? We might get an answer when Signy Coleman appears on The Young and the Restless August 13 and 16 as blind heroine Hope Wilson. The character, who died in 2008, will return in flashbacks and a dream sequence that will shed some light on her son, Adam, and why he turned into such a conniving psychopath. Since we last saw Coleman, she's been crazy-busy... read more

Paul McCartney Rocks the White House

Paul McCartney

As a Beatle, Paul McCartney famously performed everywhere from Shea Stadium in New York to a rooftop in London. But it's as the recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song that Sir Paul finally headlines the White House, playing his hits for President Obama and the First Family on In Performance at the White House (tonight, 8/7c, PBS). "Paul fills arenas and stadiums, so to transfer that electricity to the intimate setting of the East Room was a challenge," says executive producer Peter Kaminsky... read more

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