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Keck's Exclusives: Dexter's Michael C. Hall Reveals Season Premiere Shockers

Dexter

Comic-Con fans were treated to an early glimpse of Dexter's heartbreaking Sept. 26 season premiere, which features the return of Julie Benz as the lifeless body of Dexter Morgan's murdered wife, Rita. "It's heavy," Hall told TV Guide Magazine... read more

Scoop on Being Human's Second Season

Aidan Turner

A beguiling British mash-up of Friends and The Vampire Diaries, the charming Being Human (Saturday, 10/9c, BBC America) returns for its second season with the increasingly darker and more harrowing adventures of a trio of roomies who just want to fit in despite being a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost... read more

Comic-Con: Is Quantum Leaping to the Megaplex?

Scott Bakula

Oh boy, indeed! Quantum Leap may be coming to the big screen. At the TV Guide Magazine and the Paley Center For Media's Quantum Leap retrospective (hosted by TV Guide Magazine's executive editor Craig Tomashoff) at Comic-Con on July 22, series star Scott Bakula revealed that a feature-film version of the classic 1989-1993 drama was in the works... read more

Pillars of the Earth: A Towering Achievement

Pillars of the Earth

It wasn't the swords. It wasn't the sandals. For Rufus Sewell, the tough part was all the stinkin' mud. Playing a 12th-century stonemason in mega miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, premiering tonight on Starz at 10/9c, meant maintaining "a level of grime on my neck consistent with that of your typical farm animal," he says.

A small price, indeed, for what's shaping up to be the armor-clanking, leech-sucking, monks-a-poppin' drama of the summer. Pillars, based on Ken Follett's doorstop of a best-seller (all 973 pages of it), about the quest to build a Gothic cathedral in a fictional England of yore, runs eight hours over six Friday nights... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Rescue Me Finds Redemption

Denis Leary

Cheers to Rescue Me for a remarkable run of episodes.

If you've drifted away from Denis Leary's FX firefighting dramedy, make sure to tune back in for the next three episodes (airing July 27, August 3 and August 10). Tellingly entitled "Blackout," "Sanctuary" and "Forgiven," they could just as easily be called "The Last Temptation of Tommy Gavin." The raging alcoholic finally, truly hits rock bottom... read more

Roush Review: Weekend Roundup (Who, Human and Mad Men)

Matt Smith, Doctor Who

Even for a busy summer, this is one hectic TV weekend. (And that's true even if you're not at Comic-Con.) It kicks off with Starz's The Pillars of the Earth (see review here), a throwback to the classic historical-epic miniseries, and continues Saturday as the latest reboot of BBC America's Doctor Who comes to a spectacular season finish while making room for a new season of the offbeat Being Human. And the jewel in the crown: AMC's Mad Men, returning Sunday for a fourth season in sensational form.

Some thoughts follow... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Desperate Housewives Casts Paul Young's New Wife

Emily Bergl

After a thorough search for Mary Alice Young's successor, Desperate Housewives has cast Emily Bergl to play the role of reformed menace Paul Young's new wife, Beth, who will prove instrumental in Paul's post-jail plans on Wisteria Lane... read more

Cheers & Jeers: My Boys Don't Cry!

My Boys

Cheers to My Boys for weathering the loss of one of their own.

TBS' endearing-underdog sitcom has always coasted on the chemistry of its ensemble, so the news that the reliably hilarious Jim Gaffigan wouldn't return for Season 4 as Jordana Spiro's droll brother gave fans cause for concern... read more

Here Comes Bethenny's Groom!

Jason Hoppy

For a guy who married and made a baby with one of TV's most outgoing reality stars, Bethenny Frankel's hubby, Jason Hoppy, sure stays under the radar. Still, there are a few things we've found out about the businessman that make us happy for the Hoppy couple... read more

Burt Reynolds Gets Burned

Burt Reynolds

Who's cooler than Burn Notice's Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan)? How about Hollywood screen legend Burt Reynolds, who shows up tonight (9/8c, USA) as an ex—CIA operative targeted by the Russians after he lets slip some Cold War—era info that's still top secret... read more

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