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The Chew Producer: With Soaps Going Online, “You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too”

The Chew

ABC's upcoming daytime series The Chew is a topical, View-style talk show all about food, and already it's embroiled in controversy. Why? Because it will replace All My Children, which goes off the air next month, and soap opera fans aren't exactly excited about the trade-off. 

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Marc Cherry: The End of Desperate Housewives Is "Bittersweet and Lovely"

Desperate Housewives

"The only thing harder than creating a hit show is knowing when to end it," Marc Cherry, creator of Desperate Housewives, told critics Sunday at ABC's fall previews. "I am also aware of people overstaying their welcome. I didn't want that to happen to Desperate Housewives. I wanted to go out when the network still saw us as a viable show and a force to contend with. We felt from a creative standpoint that this was the right time. I feel so good about it."

Desperate Housewives To End This Season

His statements came just minutes after ... read more

Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones Claim TCA Awards

Friday Night Lights, Parks and Recreation, Game Of Thrones

Critics sure do love the underdogs. Friday Night Lights, which didn't receive Emmy attention until its final two seasons, won the Program of the Year award for its final season at the Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday night. 

Game of Thrones, which was one of the most buzzed-about new shows of the year, was named... read more

Peter Tolan Celebrates the End of Rescue Me by Dropping His Pants

Peter Tolan

How did Rescue Me co-creator and executive producer Peter Tolan celebrate the show's final panel at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews? He dropped his pants, of course.

Rescue Me's final season: Can Tommy Gavin survive?

In typical Rescue Me fashion, the panel began as a semi-serious discussion of the show's final season and its legacy before turning crazy.... read more

It's Always Sunny Star on Packing on 50 Pounds: "I Tried to Look as Ugly as Possible"

Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Danny Devito and Rob McElhenney

Rob McElhenney had just one objective for the new season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but it was a big one.

"I tried to look as ugly as possible, basically," he said of his remarkable 50-pound weight gain for Season 7. So what exactly compelled the star to transform his alter-ego's normally fit physique into something a little flabbier? "It came when... read more

The League Drafts Seth Rogen to Play the Legendary "Dirty Randy"

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen will play the infamous Dirty Randy on The League's Season 3 premiere, producers revealed Saturday at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews.

Creators and executive producers Jackie and Jeff Schaffer promised fans last year that they would reveal the oft-mentioned, but never-seen friend of Rafic(Jason Mantzoukas)if the comedy was picked up for a third season.

The League creators talk Season 3

"As the legend of Dirty Randy grew among our fans — is that Dirty Randy? Is that a shot of Dirty Randy? — we realized we really have to... read more

"Why Don't They Just Leave?" Ryan Murphy Promises Answers about Horror Story's Haunted House

American Horror Story, Connie Britton

In upcoming FX series American Horror Story, the fragile, damaged Harmon family moves to Los Angeles to start over. The problem? Their new house appears to be haunted. Series creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy knows what you're thinking: Why don't they just move?

"'Why do they stay in the house?' We really thought about that a lot. read more

FX Orders Two More Seasons of It's Always Sunny, Renews Wilfred and Louie

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Wilfred, Louie

Let's celebrate at Paddy's Pub! It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will be around for two more seasons.

John Landgraf, FX's president and general manager, announced Saturday at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews that the network has renewed Sunny for two seasons, and also picked up Wilfred and Louie for another 13-episode season apiece.

It's Always Sunny's Glenn Howerton, wife expecting first child

"We actually have an option ... read more

Jane Lynch on Hosting the Emmys: We're Leaving Sue Sylvester's Tracksuit at Home

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch will be the host of the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards — not her Glee alter ego Sue Sylvester.

Glee's Jane Lynch on her next role: Emmy host

"I think a little bit of Sue Sylvester goes a long way," Lynch said at the Television Critics Association press fall TV preview Friday. "There are some Sue ideas floating around out there, but I think we'll leave her track suit on the Paramount lot."

As for what we will see... read more

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