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8 Things to Expect from Person of Interest's Fourth Season

Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson

Only a couple weeks will have passed when Person of Interest's fourth season begins, but the circumstances for our heroes couldn't be more different.

The premiere (Tuesday at 10/9c on CBS) features Reese (Jim Caviezel), Finch (Michael Emerson) and Shaw (Sarah Shahi) living under the guise of their new aliases in order to avoid the roving eye of Samaritan. But it won't be long before at least a couple of the team members start itching to get the band back together... read more

Fall TV Editors' Picks: See Why You'll Be Addicted to How to Get Away with Murder

Viola Davis

The apple doesn't fall far from the Shondaland tree.

From former Grey's Anatomy and Scandal writer Peter Nowalk comes How to Get Away with Murder, the third piece of ABC's #TGIT lineup and your sure-to-be new obsession. Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating, an imposing criminal law professor who handpicks students to work at her firm. But things get a tad more complicated ...
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Ratings: Gotham Cops Good Numbers — See How Scorpion and Forever Did

Gotham

Gotham got off to a strong start Monday, but it wasn't as big as Scorpion's.

Following two episodes of The Big Bang Theory, which garnered 17.8 million viewers and a 5.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, Scorpion's own misfit group of geniuses drew 14 million and a 3.3, making it the ...
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Exclusive Scandal Video: Olivia Confronts a Broken Mellie in Deleted Scene

Bellamy Young, Kerry Washington

Olivia can't fix everything on Scandal.

In the exclusive deleted scene below from the Season 3 DVD, we see that before Liv (Kerry Washington) ordered Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) to "fix your family" for their big TV interview in "Mama Said Knock You Out," she first approaches ...
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11 Revealing Facts from Phil Hartman’s New Biography

Phil Hartman

It's been more than 16 years since comedian Phil Hartman — star of Saturday Night Live,The Simpsons and NewsRadio — was shot to death in his bed by his wife Brynn, who later turned the gun on herself. His murder sent shockwaves through Hollywood, stunning both those who knew him personally and those who were only familiar with the characters he played on TV.

In the new biography You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman, author Mike Thomas delves into the life and death of Hartman, from his humble upbringing in Canada through (an exhaustive examination of) his final, fateful hours. The book also reveals the tumultuous nature of the Hartmans' marriage, offering details that seem chillingly ominous in retrospect.

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VIDEO: Paula Deen Returns to Today, Reveals Comeback Plans

Paula Deen

One year after Paula Deen's emotional meltdown on Today — in which she insisted she wasn't racist and claimed she didn't know the N-word was offensive — the chef returned to the morning show Tuesday in an attempt to revive her career.

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Juliette Lewis Insists Tom Cruise Is Victim of Anti-Scientology Conspiracy Theory

Juliette Lewis

Tom Cruise still might be one of the world's most famous movie stars, but his public profile has never been the same since he became the unofficial face of Scientology. According to Juliette Lewis, this is all because of an anti-Scientology conspiracy run by big pharma.

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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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