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Hung Stars Let It All Hang Out at HBO Premiere

Thomas Jane, Hung

On Season 2 of HBO's Hung, Thomas Jane gets tangled in more than just his sheets.

It's not easy being Ray Drecker these days. His new co-managers Tanya (Jane Adams) and Lenore (Rebecca Creskoff) are fighting over who is in charge of Ray's uh...career. His rekindled relationship with ex-wife Jessica (Anne Heche) is becoming more and more complicated as her marriage to Ronnie (Eddie Jemison) starts to crumble. And his kids are just messed up... read more

Exclusive: Adrienne Barbeau Checks Into General Hospital

Adrienne Barbeau

If you can hold your own against Maude, those mobsters in Port Charles should be a cinch! Adrienne Barbeau is joining ABC's General Hospital as a tough-as-nails broad called Suzanne Stanwyck (best soap name ever!) who runs a charity agency for children in Italy.

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Suzanne will be closely involved with Vanessa Marcil's Brenda... read more

Don't-Miss TV: Futurama, Boston Med

Boston Med, Futurama

From the never-say-die TV files comes this joyous comeback: the rebirth of the long-ago-canceled animated sci-fi spoof Futurama on Comedy Central Thursday night (10/9c) with an episode not-so-coincidentally titled "Rebirth." As you'd expect, these intergalactic punsters are in on the joke and milk it for all its worth.... read more

The Biz: Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker Butt Heads on CNN

Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker

CNN took the first step in rebuilding its struggling primetime lineup by naming former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and conservative columnist Kathleen Parker as the co-hosts of a new roundtable discussion program. The still to be named show will replace Campbell Brown in the 8 p.m. ET hour in the early fall. Spitzer resigned from his office in 2008 amid a sex scandal that revealed he used prostitutes. Is America's cable news audience ready to embrace him as a liberal commentator sitting across from the Pulitzer Prize winner Parker? The Biz chatted with the pair shortly after the new show was announced... read more

Matt's Picks for weekend of June 25-27

Friday Night Lights

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
(Friday, 8/7c, NBC) Hard to believe there's a team worse than the struggling Lions of East Dillon, but Coach Taylor is hoping for a bit of redemption as his team takes on the Timberwolves in what's being dubbed "the Toilet Bowl." Meanwhile, Tami takes mopey Julie on a Boston college town, hoping to pull her out of her post-Matt funk.

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Futurama Returns From Suspended Animation

Futurama

Even the savvy prognosticators behind Futurama — the absurdist animated science-fiction comedy set in the 31st century — could not have predicted the convoluted path their series has taken since its 1999 premiere.

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5 Reasons Wendie Malick's Still Hot

Wendie Malick

All hail the return of Wendie Malick! The queen of snark is back delivering deadpan comments with killer timing in her new Hot in Cleveland role as Victoria, a self-involved soap star who, along with her two BFFs, moves to Cleveland where they become the toast of the town (Wednesday at 10/9c, TV Land). We raise a glass to Malick... read more

The Summer Dregs: Memphis Beat, Downfall

Jason Lee and Chris Jericho

The good news about this year's bumper crop of new summer TV: There's plenty of it. (I spent much of the last few days wading through a mid-July burst of new crime-drama premieres.) The bad news: There's too much of it, and too little of it — at least from what I've seen so far — is any good. (I'm talking about the brand new stuff here, which keeps on coming whether we particularly want it to or not.) At this point, I'm beginning to pine for good old repeats.

Tuesday night provided two particularly painful examples: TNT's dreary Memphis Beat crime drama and ABC's insipid Downfall game show.

Memphis is particularly disappointing... read more

Watercooler: Jimmy Kimmel Isn't Afraid of the Dark

Jimmy Kimmel

I'm pretty sure if we cut Jimmy Kimmel open, we'd find that he is stuffed with awesome. Because the clown prince of late night once again showed us why he rocks last night with one of the strangest, silliest and most inspired talk-show episodes TV has been blessed with since, oh, ever. read more

Keck's Exclusives: Latin Beauty Spices Up Pains and Eastbound

Tony Plana, Ana de la Reguera

Royal Pains goes Cuban for a two-parter kicking off Thursday (June 24, 10/9c, USA), with special guest stars Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) and Mexican sensation Ana de la Reguera (Cop Out), who will also be seen as Danny McBride's season-long love interest on HBO's returning Eastbound & Down.

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The Royal Pains action begins with Hank (Mark Feuerstein) heading to a Cuban hacienda, where Boris (Campbell Scott) is ailing. There, he meets a sexy bartender named Carmen... read more

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