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The New Season of American Idol: Buh-Bye, Dawg-House; Hello, Contestants Younger Than Bieber

Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Ryan Seacrest and Jimmy Iovine

Most living, breathing Americans already know American Idol is undergoing a facelift for its 10th season. Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres are out. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are in. But new judges aren't the only major changes coming. This year will see a campaign against those McSoulful singer-songwriter types, the inclusion of younger contestants, a ban on all "dawgs." (OK, maybe just less of them.)

Before Wednesday's premiere (8/7c on Fox), TVGuide.com breaks down what's new, what's gone and how all these changes will alter the Idol universe... read more

TV Land's Retired at 35: To Work or Not to Work?

Retired at 35

Working hard or hardly working? For at least one of the stars of Retired at 35, it's the latter.

"It is like hardly working. I can tell you that's the best kind!" George Segal tells TVGuide.com. "It's [shows] like this that keep you from even considering retirement."

Retired at 35 star George Segal: Will work for cigars, banjo

On the new TV Land sitcom (premieres Wednesday at 10:30/9:30c), Johnathan McClain stars as David, a 35-year-old stressed-out business drone who abruptly quits his job while visiting his parents, Alan (Segal) and Elaine (Jessica Walter), and subsequently moves in with them. His epiphany inspires his mother to dump Alan, leaving ...
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Spartacus' Andy Whitfield Attacking Cancer "Like a True Champion"

Spartacus

Spartacus: Blood and Sand creator Steven. S. DeKnight wants Andy Whitfield's fans to know the actor is actively fighting the disease.

"Andy of course is being very private about his condition and what he's going through with his family," DeKnight said Tuesday to discuss the prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. "It's been a little while, but the last thing I heard was that he was attacking it like a true champion. I have the utmost faith that he will... read more

Bachelor Host: Brad and Emily Still Have a Lot of Hurdles to Overcome

The Bachelor

On this week's episode of The Bachelor, contestant Emily finally told Brad about her daughter and her fiancé's death. While Brad seemed comfortable with her tragic past, host Chris Harrison says the reveal is only the "tip of the iceberg" for Brad and Emily's relationship. Harrison spoke to TVGuide.com about the hurdles that the couple will face and why both he and Brad think Madison made a... read more

American Idol's Steven Tyler: I'm Not the Harsh Judge

Steven Tyler, American Idol

On the eve of his debut as American Idol judge, Steven Tyler says he's not the next Simon Cowell.

"I'm not going in there to be a harsh judge or an overbearing judge," Tyler told reporters in a conference call Tuesday. "[What I am bringing is] 40 years as the front guy in Aerosmith, who's judged the hell out of himself and made a good career out of it."

What does that mean for his judging style? Tyler said he was looking for three things from contestants: Can the person sing? What is their character like? Do they have... read more

On the Set: NCIS Welcomes Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart and Mark Harmon

Shooting a scene in the autopsy lab on the NCIS set, Bob Newhart looks a bit absentminded, and an interloper might not know whether to chuckle. The TV legend is playing Dr. Walter Magnus, who preceded Ducky (David McCallum) as the unit's medical examiner. Looking over a corpse with Gibbs (Mark Harmon), Ducky suggests their old colleague add his forensic two cents. "Walter, why don't you jump into some scrubs? ...Walter?"

Newhart's hesitancy in responding isn't far off from the trademark stammer he made into a science on two of TV's most beloved sitcoms, The Bob Newhart Show (1972-78) and Newhart (1982-90). Since NCIS is a drama in touch with its lighter side, you might guess the visiting icon was cast in "Recruited" to capitalize on his levity. Not so. The former doc... read more

Syfy's Being Human Remake Won't Be Watered Down

Being Human

Syfy's Being Human remake will not water down the story lines that originated in the British series just because it's on American cable TV, the executive producers say.

When adapting the show for Syfy, executive producer Jeremy Carver wanted to stay true to the darkness in the original. "It was creating a world and situations where we didn't shy from the morally ambiguous choices that our characters have to come across day to day."

Syfy sets premiere dates for Being Human, other series

"What we loved about the original series is that... read more

Will Lights Out Be Another Terriers for FX?

Holt McCallany

FX President John Landgraf may be suffering a bad case of déjà vu.

Last week, FX debuted its latest series, a boxing drama called Lights Out about a retired former heavyweight champ. Despite a knockout lead performance from Holt McAllany and lavish praise from a number of critics, the show premiered to only 1.5 million viewers — a number reminiscent of the premiere of the also critically adored but soon-canceled Terriers.

FX puts down low-rated Terriers after one season

So what's to blame for the relatively soft launches of two shows from the same network that scored huge debuts with ... read more

Smallville Scoop: Lois and Clark's Big Day!

Tom Welling and Erica Durance

Now that Smallville's Lois (Erica Durance) and Clark (Tom Welling) are engaged, it's only a matter of time before wedding bells will be ringing, right?

While the producers remain cagey on whether we'll see an actual wedding before the series ends, an upcoming episode will feature ... read more

Shedding for the Wedding Producer: I Despise Bridalplasty

Shedding for the Wedding

Shedding for the Wedding helps couples look their best on their big day, but don't confuse it with E!'s competition show Bridalplasty.

"I despise Bridalplasty," said executive producer Dave Broome Friday at the Television Critics Association winter previews. " I would never make a... read more

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