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Mega Buzz: Housewives' Mystery Bride, Dexter's Accident and Vampire's New Blood

Mark Moses, Michael C. Hall, Ian Somerhalder

Every week, senior editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

What's up with Paul's creepy wife on Desperate Housewives? — Cassidy
MICKEY: It's clear after Sunday's episode that Beth's mom really wants her to remain married to Paul. (Why is another question.) She even ordered her daughter to sleep with him, which is kind of creepy. Once she does, though, we'll get a very different perspective on the self-proclaimed virgin.

Dexter is getting good. Can you tease what's ahead? — Alex
ADAM:
Now that Lumen's abductors know she's still alive, the guilty parties will look to destroy the evidence of their crimes — namely those barrels of bodies in the swamp. That task is made slightly more difficult when... read more

Boardwalk Empire's Michael Shannon Doesn't Know How Creepy He Can Be

Michael Shannon

Even as a high school thespian, Michael Shannon conveyed gravitas. "I would always play the old guy; I guess I had a good old-guy voice," he says. Over the telephone, his gravelly timbre does make him seem older than his baby-faced 36 years.

As Nelson Van Alden on HBO's Boardwalk Empire -- a gritty confection of organized crime in 1920s Atlantic City created by The Sopranos' Terence Winter and executive-produced by Martin Scorsese -- that deep voice serves Shannon well. He plays a federal agent tasked with enforcing Prohibition, the so-called "good guy" whose personal faith and unrelenting drive for justice... read more

What Are You Watching? Tell Your Friends on Facebook with "I'll Watch"

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Want to let your friends know what you're watching on TV tonight? TVGuide.com lets you do it with the click of a button.

Just look for the "I'll Watch" buttons featured in our Hot List, the top must-see TV shows of each night. Similar to Foursquare's check-in features, TVGuide.com's "I'll Watch" buttons let you easily share what you're doing with your friends. Your news stream posts on Facebook will spread the word about your favorite TV shows.

In the coming months, you'll be able to personalize your own TV Hot List. The "I'll Watch" buttons will also be expanded to TVGuide.com's listings grid, sports pages and on mobile applications for iPad, iPhone and Android phones.

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13 Bubble Shows — Which Will Survive?

Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv

Let's raise a glass (of something bubbly perhaps) to TV shows gone too soon: Here's to Arrested Development, Pushing Daisies, Moonlight, Freaks and Geeks, Veronica Mars, My So Called Life... we hardly knew ye. Here we are, just six weeks into the fall season, and we already have two more names to add to that list. (R.I.P., Lone Star and My Generation.) Which shows will be next? These 13 are in the most danger, due to low ratings, poor performances among younger viewers and other typical bad signs. Is your favorite show on the list?

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Weeds' Alexander Gould Gets a Killer Promotion

Weeds

If you're just starting to watch Weeds, you might want to stop reading. Because at least one of the main characters, Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould), is currently undergoing a dark metamorphosis.

Gould was shocked when he read the script for the show's fifth season finale, in which his character, Shane Botwin, clocks and kills Pilar, his mother's nemesis, with a croquet mallet. Because of that murder, Season 6 takes place on the run, and an ever-darkening Shane isn't exactly remorseful. Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) has tried to reboot her wayward son's moral education, but, well, Shane has always been a little off. Gould, now 16, tells us how Shane has changed over six seasons, why he loves playing Shane as a mini-Dexter and whether he thinks he's capable of killing again.

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Mega Buzz: Modern Family's Halloween, Hawaii Five-0's Ex and The Event

Blair Underwood, Sofia Vergara, Scott Caan

Every week, senior editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

I love Halloween episodes! Tell me about Modern Family's. — Denis
MICKEY:
It'll focus on a horror of another sort: Gloria's accent! "She tries to fix her accent, but of course that doesn't happen," Sofia Vergara tells us. Ariel Winter, who plays Gloria's brainy step-granddaughter Alex, adds: "Gloria takes on some new weird way of speaking." Since "Ay, Manny!" is already my favorite non sequitur exclamation, I can't wait to see what rich verbal stylings Mrs. Delgado-Pritchett will serve up next.

Can you give me some scoop about Danno on Hawaii Five-0? — Nikki
ADAM: Tired of his ex-wife's angry phone calls? Get ready to... read more

Exclusive: A First Look at the New SVU Headquarters

Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay

On the fourth episode of Law & Order: SVU, a flood will render the show's 16th Precinct all but unusable — hence the title of the fifth episode: "Wet." While they wait for their new, drier digs to be ready, Benson and Stabler will work out of a mobile command center, which will be parked on the streets of New York. Associate producer Mike Ciliento gives us a tour of the cozy new space.

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Mega Buzz: A Criminal Exit, the House Romance and Jane's Mentalist Breakdown

Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, House

Every week, senior editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Can you give me any new information about how and why J.J. leaves Criminal Minds? — Renee
ADAM:
Although her exit is abrupt, it sounds like J.J. is on to bigger and better. "We've always intimated that J.J.'s character has connections outside of our world — other more powerful elements in the government," executive producer Simon Mirren tells us. "Those powers that she's connected with come back into her life. So basically, what we're saying is, our loss is going to be someone else's gain."

How will House and Cuddy's co-workers respond to their newfound love? — Mary
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Some of them think it's great," says House executive producer Katie Jacobs. "Others think, 'Oh my God, this... read more

Want to See the Live Episode of 30 Rock... Live?

Tina Fey

By now you've heard that the Oct. 14 episode of 30 Rock will be live. Want to go?

NBC is sponsoring a contest for four pairs of tickets to the show — which is actually read more

Susan Boyle Performs for the Pope

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle dreamed a dream — and it came true. She sang for the pope Thursday, according to People.

VIDEO: Susan Boyle prepares to sing for the pope

Boyle performed three songs as part of a special Mass to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Scotland. Besides her signature hit "I Dreamed a Dream," she sang... read more

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