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Ratings: Survivor Premiere Drops; X Factor Steady

Monica Culpepper and Aras Baskauskas of the Galang Tribe

CBS topped Wednesday, led by the season premiere of Survivor: Blood vs. Water.

The reality series' 27th installment topped the night with 9.5 million viewers and a 2.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, but fell 19 percent from last fall's premiere to mark ...
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Big Brother: And the Season 15 Winner Is...

Andy Herren, GinaMarie Zimmerman, Spencer Clawson

After another season of lies, backstabbing -- and, this year, rampant bigotry -- Big Brother has crowned a new winner.

As Wednesday's 90-minute finale begins, Andy, GinaMarie and Spencer are each in the hunt for the $500,000 grand prize. Although the three remaining houseguests are members of ... read more

Exclusive: Big Brother Fan Fave Howard Overby Guest Stars on Bold and the Beautiful

Howard Overby

Howard Overby won't be winning the grand prize on Wednesday's season finale of CBS's Big Brother (9:30/8:30c) because he was evicted from the game weeks ago. But the popular houseguest still has reason to smile. He's landed a guest spot on his mama's all-time favorite show, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful! TV Guide Magazine spoke with Overby — a youth counselor from Hattiesburg, Miss. — about his two-day suds gig, airing October 24-25.

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Ratings: X Factor Returns to Series Lows

Alex and Sierra

The X Factor hit series lows with its Season 3 premiere Wednesday.

The one-hour opener drew 6.2 million viewers and a 2.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down from last season's two-hour average of 8.7 million and 3.4. Wednesday's numbers are also half of the series' much-hyped ...
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Top Moments: Richard Simmons Goes Crazy and Oprah's Big Hang-Up

Richard Simmons and Jimmy Kimmel

Our top moments of the week:

11. Best Arrival: Viewers say goodbye to 24/7 soccer coverage and hello to FX's new sister channel, FXX, in appropriate fashion. When FXX officially kicks off at 7 a.m. Monday morning, the reception begins to go out and the game footage interchanges with an image of a black leather couch. Suddenly, the black leather couch begins to move and out from the seams bursts a very hot and a very naked Danny DeVito in a classic It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia clip. Goal!

10. Most Surprising Twist: Mistresses' Karen thinks her nightmare is over after the wrongful-death lawsuit against her is dismissed, but then her medical license gets suspended for six months. Who ratted her out for sleeping with Thomas (not to mention helping him die)? Not Elizabeth, but her... read more

VIDEO: Big Brother's Aaryn Confronted by Julie Chen for Racist Comments

Aaryn Gries and Julie Chen

On Thursday night, Aaryn Gries was finally evicted from the Big Brother house. During the live exit interview, host Julie Chen didn't waste time before asking Aaryn about her multiple racist remarks.

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Police Investigate Big Brother's Spencer After Child Pornography Comments

Spencer Clawson

If you thought the banter among the Big Brother houseguests couldn't get any worse this season ... think again.

Contestant Spencer Clawson is under investigation by his hometown police department after he went on an eye-popping tangent about child pornography this week. It's pretty clear that Clawson intended the comments as a joke — he had grabbed the microphone of fellow contestant McCrae and was pretending to be McCrae — but authorities were apparently not amused.

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CBS Boss on Cote De Pablo's NCIS Exit: She Just Didn't Want to Do the Show

Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves wants to make one thing clear: The network didn't let NCIS' Cote de Pablo leave the show without putting up a fight.

"We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money, and then we offered her even more money," Moonves told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews Monday. "We really didn't want to lose her. We love her; we think she was terrific. ... Ultimately she decided she didn't want to do the show."

Cote de Pablo exiting NCIS

De Pablo announced her exit earlier this month, one week before the show was scheduled to begin production on its upcoming 11th season. She expressed her gratitude to the show and its cast and crew and said she would return for a few episodes to end her character's story. But how could CBS lose the leading lady of the No. 1 show on television?

"It was purely her decision," Moonves continued. "NCIS was the highest-rated show on television last year. We don't like losing anybody, but we did everything humanly possible. We feel like we exhausted every opportunity, and she just decided she didn't want to do the show."

Some other highlights from Moonves' executive session.... read more

Top Moments: A Gracious Robin Roberts and Jane Lynch Remembers Cory Monteith

Robin Roberts

Our top moments of the week:

12. Worst Foreplay: Bay and Ty finally decide to consummate their relationship on Switched at Birth. Nervous about her first time, Bay's nervousness surfaces when she nearly ignites Ty's shirt with a burning candle and can't stop talking incessantly. Finally, Ty takes control of the situation and... read more

TVGN to Air Big Brother Encores

Howard and McCrae

In addition to its companion series Big Brother: After Dark, TVGN will begin airing encore episodes of Big Brother on Friday nights, the network announced Thursday.

Beginning July 19, TVGN's Friday night lineup will include all three of the previous week's new Big Brother episodes, as well as an additional hour of Big Brother: After Dark, beginning at 8/7c.

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Premiered: June 26, 2013, on CBS
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Premise: Strangers living together in a camera-filled house attempt to win $500,000 by being the last one standing after three months of confinement in the 15th installment of the reality series.

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