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Top Chef Winner Ilan Hall Gets Down and Dirty on Knife Fight

Ilan Hall

There will be blood — and it's likely to end up in a recipe. Top Chef Season 2 winner Ilan Hall is the host and judge of Esquire Network's Knife Fight (Tuesdays, 10/9c), a food competition show on steroids where renowned chef s must out-cook one another using an array of mystery ingredients, ranging from the quirky (sea cucumbers, nasturtiums) to the epic (one-quarter cow) to the downright disturbing (cold pig's blood). Welcome to... read more

New Season Reviews: NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest

NCIS: New Orleans

If you had a successful recipe for beignets, would you mess with it? Same rule applies for CBS's NCIS: New Orleans (9/8c), the latest transplantation of TV's most durable (and around the world, most watched) franchise. This second spinoff — forcing NCIS: LA to move to Mondays starting next week — of a series that was itself a spinoff (of the long-running JAG) hews strictly to the... read more

Fall TV Popularity Contest: Did You Enjoy Gotham, Scorpion or Forever?

Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith

Is Gotham the place to be on Mondays? Are you down with Team Scorpion? Do you want to watch Forever for a long time to come?

Now that these new dramas have premiered, we want to know your thoughts — and what you think of every new show this season.
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The Voice: 8 Reasons Why Gwen Stefani Is Our New Favorite Coach

Gwen Stefani

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's season premiere of The Voice. Read at your own risk.] 

Those famous red chairs on The Voice have seen quite a few famous faces come and go over the years. Which means it's really saying something that it took just one episode of the reality hit for Gwen Stefani to catapult from fresh face to fan favorite. So how did she do it? Here are the 8 reasons why Team Gwen gets our vote this season... read more

Dancing with the Stars: Who Got "Jiggy Wit It" on the Dance Floor?

Tony Dovolani, Betsey Johnson

It's #MyJamMonday on Week 2 of Dancing with the Stars (of course Bruno's is "Born This Way") and, if nothing else, the song choices serve to highlight the age distribution between, say, Bethany Mota and Tavis Smiley on the show's 19th season.

For the second week in a row, it's Night 1 of 2. Who will be given the boot on Tuesday's results show? Here's a recap of tonight's performances:

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Ziva's Possible Return and 6 More Teases for NCIS' New Season

Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

As NCIS chugs into its 12th season Tuesday (8/7c, CBS), creator Gary Glasberg says he's taking a back-to-basics approach for the upcoming year. After so many major event episodes last season — the departure of Ziva (Cote de Pablo), the introduction of Bishop (Emily Wickersham), the NCIS: New Orleans backdoor pilot, and a tribute episode to Ralph Waite — Glasberg says he's excited to be entering a more character-driven run.

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How Will NCIS: New Orleans Set Itself Apart From the "Mothership"?

Scott Bakula

NCIS: New Orleans was never supposed to be a series.

But that changed when NCIS creator Gary Glasberg — with a little nudge from star Mark Harmon — got swept away by the city's food, culture, music and overall charm. And meeting D'Wayne Swear, the real-life NCIS agent on whom Scott Bakula's NCIS: New Orleans character is based, didn't hurt either.

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Stephen King and J.J. Abrams Team Up for Hulu Event Series about JFK's Assassination

JJ Abrams, Stephen King

J.J. Abrams won't have to travel to any galaxies far, far away for his latest project.

The director behind the new Star Wars movie is teaming up with master of suspense Stephen King for a new TV series about a surprising topic: the... read more

Jesse Spencer Turns Up the Heat in Chicago Fire's Third Season

Jesse Spencer

One of the Firehouse 51 family is gone when Chicago Fire returns for its third season. In last May's cliffhanger, just-married Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) watched as a burning building collapsed with his entire team — truck, rescue squad, and ambulance — inside. Who made it out alive? "Many were seriously injured, one critically," confirms Jesse Spencer, who plays Lt. Matthew Casey. "It's a very difficult time for everyone, and... read more

Kris Jenner Files for Divorce From Bruce Jenner

Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner

Apparently a reconciliation wasn't in the cards for Kris and Bruce Jenner.

The famed Kardashian family matriarch filed for divorce Monday after 23 years of ... read more

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