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CSI Cheers Up With Ted Danson

Ted Danson, Marg Helgenberger

It's hard to imagine Sam Malone from Cheers needing a maggot wrangler. "I've never seen anything like it," Ted Danson says. Even with silver hair, the Emmy-winning actor looks like a kid who just pulled apart his first earthworm. "You can tell how long a human body has been decomposing by the size of the bugs crawling inside!" And the wrangler's got every variety. "It's incredible, until you think, 'Oh, God. We're talking about dead people.'"

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The 5 Roles That Prove Ted Danson Is Right for CSI

Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson

Over the summer, veteran CBS procedural CSI had the unenviable task of replacing its series lead for the second time in three seasons. And while a number of stars' names were bandied about, executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill could think of only one man to follow in the footsteps of Laurence Fishburne and William Petersen: Ted Danson.

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"He's able to do so many things. He's such a smart actor," McGill tells TVGuide.com. "We sort of had a rough idea of what this character of D.B. Russell was. Then, when we saw Ted's name and thought he might be available, I think we both just sparked.  He was the guy that we were thinking about."

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HBO Execs Love Game of Thrones, Too (They Just Can't Confirm It Will Go On Forever)

Game of Thrones

HBO executives, while admittedly not the biggest fantasy genre fans, say they love Game of Thrones. Just don't try to get them to commit to it in perpetuity.

Reporters at the network's fall TV preview session Thursday did anyway, questioning whether or not the network would stick closely to George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books on which Game of Thrones is based, asking if they might consider seasons longer than 10 episodes, and generally attempting to get a decade-long order for future seasons.

HBO announces fall premiere dates for Boardwalk Empire, Hung, Bored to Death

HBO, in turn, reassured and made no guarantees. read more

HBO Announces Fall Premiere Dates for Boardwalk Empire, Hung, Bored to Death

Boardwalk Empire, Bored To Death

Get ready to be Board and Bored.

Boardwalk Empire will kick off HBO's fall season, debuting... read more

Ted Danson Hired as New Star of CSI

Ted Danson

Sam Malone's gone procedural: Ted Danson is returning to broadcast TV, joining the cast of CSI in a leading role.

According to CBS, Danson will play the new grave shift supervisor, moving to Vegas from the Portland crime lab. "He comes to the team as they are still grappling with the professional and personal fallout from last season's take-down ... read more

It's a Girl for Jason Schwartzman and Wife

Jason Schwartzman and Brady Cunningham

Jason Schwartzman and wife Brady Cunningham have welcomed a baby girl, his rep tells TVGuide.com.

Marlowe Rivers was born on Dec. 4 in Los Angeles.

Jason Schwartzman ties the knot

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010

The Amazing Race

Amazing Race 17
8/7c CBS
The six remaining teams fly from Russia to Oman, where several surprises await them. But perhaps the biggest shock happens to Stephanie. During the leg, her boyfriend Chad proposes to her. As for the race itself, the pairs dangle from a rock mountain and try to avoid deadly mistakes like the one that proved "fatal" to father-son team Michael and Kevin Wu last week when they failed to correctly read a clue. — Tim Holland

Read on for previews of Betty White: America's Golden Girl, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Sunday Night Football, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize and Bored to Death. read more

HBO Renews Bored to Death, Eastbound & Down

Bored To Death, Eastbuond & Down

HBO has renewed sophomore comedies Bored to Death and Eastbound & Down, Deadline reports.

The pickups come in the midst of... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010

Bored to Death

Bored to Death
10/9c HBO
It's been a tough season for George: blindsided by prostate cancer, he's also found his position at the magazine diminished by cost-cutting overlords. To top it off, his driving skills are increasingly impaired by his copious pot smoking. But things could be looking up, in their typically goofy, convoluted way, when Jonathan tries to help a limo driver who recently lost his job. Meanwhile, Ray's lucky streak continues when Kevin Bacon takes an interest in his Super Ray comic book. — Joe Friedrich

Read on for previews of Sunday Night Football, Secrets in the Walls, CSI: Miami, Masterpiece Mystery!, Sexy Beasts: Vamps, Wolves and Mutants and Brothers & Sisters. read more

Cheers & Jeers: Bored of Jonathan Ames

Zach Galifianakis, Jason Schwartzman; Jonathan Ames inset

Jeers to Jonathan Ames for overexposing himself on Bored to Death.

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The New York City novelist created, writes and executive-produces HBO's twee sitcom about a New York City novelist named Jonathan Ames (meta alert!) who moonlights as a private dick. He even ...
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Premiered: September 20, 2009, on HBO
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Premise: A struggling Brooklyn writer lives out his detective fantasies by moonlighting as a private eye after his girlfriend leaves him because of his habitual use of white wine and marijuana. Created by author and graphic novelist Jonathan Ames ("The Alcoholic").

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