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Exclusive Video: Harry Connick Jr. Reveals Details About Law & Order: SVU Arc

Mariska Hargitay and Harry Connick Jr.

It's been a rough year for Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. First, her team's squad room was showered with bullets by a distraught victim in the Season 12 finale. And then her longtime partner, Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) unexpectedly left the force at the beginning of this season.

Luckily, things are looking up for Benson — particularly when it comes to her love life. In... read more

5 Reasons Why American Idol Will Stay on Top in Season 11

American Idol

As American Idol kicks off its 11th season with auditions Wednesday and Thursday at 8/7c on Fox, can it continue to reign over its rival singing competitions on TV (and all other shows, for that matter)?

Although Simon Cowell's The X Factor crowns its winner in the fall, NBC's The Voice will be nipping at Idol's heels when it premieres its second season on Feb. 5 after the Super Bowl. Charismatic banter among the coaches and those cool, swiveling chairs may bring in some viewers, but the Idol crew isn't sweating it, judging from a... read more

Exclusive: Fairly Legal Adds Melinda McGraw as New Judge

Melinda McGraw

Fairly Legal is adding Mad Men's Melinda McGraw as a new judge this coming season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

McGraw will play Judge Victoria Connors, a new addition to the San Francisco Supreme Courts. Connors is described as a sharp and free-spirited recent divorcee known for her passion for the law, and possibly the... read more

Dissecting Alcatraz's Mysteries: Who Are the '63s?

Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia

From the purveyor of mystery series that keep audiences scratching their heads — Alias and Rambaldi, Lost and the island, Felicity and her hair — J.J. Abrams has debuted another mystifying series, Alcatraz.

The new show focuses on the notorious San Francisco prison. It's 1963, and more than 300 guards and prisoners vanish into thin air. In each episode, one of these hardened criminals, called "the '63s," will reappear in 2012 without having aged. San Francisco cop Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones), Diego Soto (Lost alum Jorge Garcia) — an academic who's an expert on The Rock — federal Agent Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) and his mysterious associate Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra) team up to find them before they can enact their anachronistic justice.

Alcatraz's J.J. Abrams: New Fox drama is on an island, but it's not Lost

Along the way, Alcatraz will raise questions. Namely, where did they disappear to, and who's pulling the strings behind their reappearance? To keep track of the questions and attempt to find insight into what could be the answers, we've compiled a list of the big mysteries Alcatraz introduced in the two-hour series premiere... read more

Gossip Girl "End of the Affair" Postmortem: Burning Questions Answered!

Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the midseason premiere of Gossip Girl, "The End of the Affair." Read at your own risk.]

Monday's episode of Gossip Girl was fittingly titled "The End of the Affair" — so if you're familiar with the Graham Greene novel or the Julianne Moore-Ralph Fiennes film adaptation, you might have guessed what was going to happen to Chuck and Blair post-car accident.

Faced with the possibility of losing Chuck, Blair made a deal with God: Save Chuck and she'll stay away. Immediately after, she's told he's emerged from his coma. "When we start a season, we talk about what works have inspired us as writers. This year, there was The Talented Mr. Ripley and The End of the Affair," Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran told TVGuide.com. "We knew were going to tell this story."

Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester: I want the Blair and Dan relationship to play out

 

Now, it's doubtful Blair will meet her maker (a la Affair), but read more

Justified: 6 Reasons Why We're Pumped for Season 3

Timothy Olyphant

Let's raise a glass of "apple pie" moonshine in honor of the dearly departed Justified villain Mags Bennett. Margo Martindale's Emmy-winning portrayal was a huge part of what made the Southern-fried FX drama's second season such a thrilling ride and will no doubt be a tough act to follow. And executive producer Graham Yost knows it.

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"I would be lying if I said we didn't consider that," Yost tells TVGuide.com. "It gives you some pause that people responded so ...
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Exclusive: CSI: NY Plots Major Love Interest for Mac

Megan Dodds, Gary Sinise

Mac Taylor's social calendar may soon be getting fuller on CSI: NY.

The CBS drama has booked former Detroit 1-8-7 star Megan Dodds to appear in multiple episodes as a new love interest for Gary Sinise's Mac, executive producer Zach Reiter tells TVGuide.com. The casting comes in the same season that finally introduced Mac's wife, Claire (Jaime Ray Newman), who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks... read more

Our Top 14 Tweets of the Golden Globes

Katie Couric

Katie Couric was feeling kind of kinky during Sunday night's Golden Globes, while Mindy Kaling opined about Rob Lowe's overzealous tan. How do we know? Twitter, of course! As it turns out, we weren't as entertained with Ricky Gervais' hosting performance as we had hoped, so it's a good thing we had an entire Twitterverse to keep us laughing throughout the telecast. Herewith: Our favorite tweets of the evening. Share your favorites .... read more

Ricky Gervais' 10 Best and Worst Golden Globe Jabs

Ricky Gervais, The 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Was Ricky Gervais holding back this year? Hosting the Golden Globes for the third time, the comedian opened Sunday's awards show by ribbing Eddie Murphy for pulling out as Oscar host ("When the man who said yes to Norbit says no to you, you know you're in trouble") and NBC for being America's third-place network (oh, actually, fourth).

He did get in a few zingers. His five best jabs were aimed at:

His own manhood -- "No profanity: That's fine, I've got a huge vocabulary. No nudity: See that's a shame because I've got a huge [pause] vocabulary. But a... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Scoop on Desperate Housewives, The Vampire Diaries and House

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder told me at the People's Choice Awards that he'd just shot a Vampire Diaries scene where Damon "wakes up naked with another woman who is a hot vampire." Might this be Katherine? Nina Dobrev (Elena/Katherine) hints, "I can't say whether or not I'm in that scene, but it is a character fans are familiar with and Elena will definitely have an opinion on it."

Years ago... read more

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