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What Are This Season's DVR Nightmares?

Ellen Pompeo, Laurence Fishburne, Anna Torv

So many TV choices, so little time. Thank goodness for your DVR, right?

Wrong. Take a look at this fall season's day-by-day breakdown, and we'll bet that there are more than a few nights that just might make your DVR groan.

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Take Thursdays at 9/8c. Fan favorite Fringe faces off against NBC's comedy block, ABC's Grey's Anatomy and CSI on CBS. Thursdays at 8 isn't much better, as ABC's buzzed-about newcomer FlashForward will battle CBS' always-strong Survivor, Bones on Fox and fellow freshman series The Vampire Diaries on the CW.

Mondays at 8 (House vs. One Tree Hill vs. Dancing with the Stars vs. Heroes) is also pretty rough, and the list goes on. So, we want to know: Which nights and times are your DVR nightmares?

Refer back to our handy grid and share your worries after the jump. read more

What's Your No. 1 TV Comedy?

Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock

Fall TV premieres begin this week, and we've already told you which returning shows fans are most excited about and which new shows have the most buzz.

But let's get more specific. First up, comedy.

Are you more likely to laugh along with Liz Lemon's self-deprecation on 30 Rock or the nerd-tastic science jokes of The Big Bang Theory? Are you more eager to see Fox's lineup of cartoons (Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show) or ABC's brand-new batch of sitcoms (Hank, The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town)?

What is your favorite TV comedy? And why? Share your picks in the comments section after the jump. read more

Who Are Your Favorite Child Stars?

Neil Patrick Harris and Fred Savage

Not all child stars end up knocking over liquor stores.

AOL TV counts down the 10 former child TV stars who aren't crackheads. Neil Patrick Harris transitioned from Doogie Howser, M.D. to How I Met Your Mother's legendary Barney Stinson. Eternal little brother Fred Savage is now a successful TV director.

Tell us: Who are your favorite child stars? Share your memories and tell us why afte the jump read more

Poll: Users Want Paula Abdul on Dancing with the Stars

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul should join Dancing with the Stars, according to 55 percent of respondents to a poll.

The poll asked if Abdul should join Dancing with the Stars, create an American Idol competitor, star in a sitcom or participate in some other reality show. Fifty-five percent saw Dancing as the best fit for the former choreographer. Seventeen percent thought a new reality show was the best option. Fourteen percent each wanted her to create an Idol competitor or a sitcom.

Abdul announced her departure from American Idol via Twitter on Aug. 5. ABC Entertainment president Steve McPherson has since said that he'd like to work with Abdul, either via a spot on Dancing or otherwise.

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Poll: Readers Say Jeanine Will Win Dance

Jeanine Mason

Jeanine Mason was rarely considered a front-runner on this season of So You Think You Can Dance, but a majority of readers now believe she will be crowned America's Favorite Dancer.

See photos of Mason performing this season

After Wednesday's final performance show, 45 percent of voters said they believe Mason would be the last dancer left standing at the Kodak Theater. Her leap to the top of the leader board came after several powerhouse performances on Wednesday's show, including her solo routine, which received a standing ovation from the judges and the 3,000-plus fans in the theater. Before the final performance show, only 8 percent of readers said she would win.

Mason's closest competitor is ... read more Poll: Viewers Prefer Regular Shows to Obama

Barack Obama

More than 60 percent of votes in a poll are from people who say they would rather watch their regular shows in prime time than watch President Barack Obama.

The president's latest prime-time news conference is his fourth since taking office in January.

Sixty-one percent of the votes cast in our poll were from people who said "I'd rather watch my regular TV shows" than watch Obama. Thirty-nine percent were from people who... read more

Poll: "Thriller" Is Readers' Favorite Michael Jackson Video

Michael Jackson, "Thriller"

Michael Jackson produced a slew of impressive music videos, but readers have spoken, and "Thriller" is their favorite.

A whopping 67 percent of voters in our poll say "Thriller" is their favorite music video in the King of Pop's catalog. "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" were in a dead heat for the runner-up spot, earning 13 and 12 percent of the vote, respectively.

Check out Jackson's TV Guide covers

With so many choices, naturally readers cried foul when we narrowed the field to only our Top 5. Other fan favorites included ... read more

What's Your Favorite Michael Jackson Video?

Michael Jackson

Never mind Michael Jackson's superior singing, dancing and cultural import, "he defined the video age," legendary music producer Tommy Mottola told Larry King on CNN Tuesday night. These five clips show him at his finest — what are your favorites? Watch and then vote in our poll after the jump. read more

Idol Finals Forecast: Which Two Will Be Left Standing?

American Idol's Top 4

And then there were four.

Following a "cruel" twist and without a Judges Save to pull him from the ashes a second time, Matt Giraud got sent home this week. That sets up American Idol Season 8's final four as follows: Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Danny Gokey and Kris Allen.

As seen in's recently launched Top 4 poll, Adam once again has a commanding lead over his peers, and despite this week's "scare," he would seem destined for the finals. But who will join him there?

Or could either of the next two rounds of Idol votes deliver an actual surprise and leave Adam merely watching the finale from the cheap seats?

Make the jump to cast your vote for the two singers you expect to see vie for this year's crown on May 19.

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Grade Obama's First 100 Days As President

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama marked his 100th day in office on Wednesday. How do you think he's doing so far?

He has certainly made an effort to keep us in the loop. He's made several prime-time TV appearances since his inauguration in January, including a spirited chat with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show and a pop-in at ESPN to make his March Madness picks. Add to that a couple of televised press conferences and an address to Congress.

How would you grade Obama's job performance over his first 100 days — and nearly as many television appearances? Vote in the poll after the jump. read more

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