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The Simpsons' Hank Azaria Lands Major Arc on Ray Donovan

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria has landed a major multi-episode arc on Showtime's drama Ray Donovan, TVGuide.com has learned.

The actor — who most notably lends his voice to several characters on The Simpsons — will play... read more

NBC Cancels Harry's Law

Harry's Law

Harry's Law has been adjourned.

NBC has canceled the sophomore drama series starring Kathy Bates, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Ratings: Bent Premiere Flounders; Whitney and Chelsea Rise

Amanda Peet

Bent is all but broken.

The Amanda Peet comedy premiered Wednesday to a dismal 2.8 million viewers and a 1.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. Its second episode fell to 2.4 million and a 0.9. The numbers are the worst for a new NBC comedy premiere all season. Whitney, Are You There, Chelsea?, Up All Night and Free Agents all opened to at least 6 million viewers ...
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NBC Scoop! Hargitay Signs Up for Another Season of SVU, Community to Return in Spring

Mariska Hargitay, Joel McHale

First, the good news: Mariska Hargitay will be back for another season of Law & Order: SVU, and Community will "definitely" return to the lineup this spring.

Hargitay delivered the news Friday — via a pre-taped clip with just-announced SVU guest star Harry Connick Jr. — to reporters gathered for NBC's winter TV previews. "I'll be back," Hargitay told Connick. "I can't leave this show. I'm having too much fun."

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Parks and Rec: Kathryn Hahn to Recur; Louis C.K. Returning

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn is a free agent no longer.

Less than two months after NBC axed her freshman comedy, Free Agents, Hahn has nabbed a recurring role on Parks and Recreation as a political operative, TVLine reports.

NBC cancels Free Agents

Hahn's character ...
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Are You There, Chelsea? Exclusive: Seinfeld Star, Chelsea Lately Alum Join Cast

Natasha Leggero and Estelle Harris

Seinfeld's Estelle Harris and comedian Natasha Leggero have landed multi-episode arcs on NBC's new comedy Are You There, Chelsea?, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Based on Chelsea Handler's best-selling book, the series revolves around a youthful, opinionated and sexually aggressive Chelsea (Laura Prepon) who works at a bar and drinks away all its profits.

Valderrama to appear on Are You There, Chelsea? with former That '70s Show co-star

Leggero, who frequently appears on the Chelsea Lately roundtable, will portray... read more

Ratings: Game 1 of World Series Draws Nearly 13 Million Fans

Jason Motte of the St. Louis Cardinals

Game 1 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers pulled in nearly 13 million fans, preliminary Nielsen data shows. It also scored a 3.8 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds.

Still, the overnight ratings for the Series — which have dwindled over the years — were 8 percent below last year's overnights for Game 1. Fox can only hope the Fall Classic will go beyond four or five games, because interest substantially builds for sixth and seventh games

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10 Bubble Shows — Which Will Survive?

Joel Mchale, Dana Delany and Kathy Bates

We're mere weeks into the new TV season, and already the freshman class has provided some bona fide hits (hello, girls both New and 2 Broke!) But while some shows started strong, several others faltered out of the gate (RIP, The Playboy Club, Free Agents, How to Be a Gentleman and Charlie's Angels!) Which shows will be next? These 11 are in the most danger, due to low ratings, poor performances among younger viewers and other typical bad signs. Is your favorite show on the list?

Fall Preview: Get scoop on all your favorite new and returning shows

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Body of Proof (ABC)
Tuesdays at 10/9c

The Good News:
Dana Delany is just lovely. We'd watch her read the phone book.
The Bad News: It often falls behind both Unforgettable and Parenthood in the demo, and the only show pulling lower ratings for ABC... read more

Ratings: Modern Family A Dominant Force; X Factor Postponed by Baseball

Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, David Cross

Whether or not it's up against The X Factor,  Modern Family keeps winning Wednesday night.

Family sustained its strong showing, entertaining 13.42 million people and posting a 5.7 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds — both highs for the night. A two-hour-plus rain delay pushed Game 4 of the American League Championship Series from the afternoon into prime time on Fox, postponing X Factor to Thursday night. The game averaged 9.44 million fans ... read more

NBC Orders Six More Prime Suspect Scripts

Prime Suspect, Maria Bello

NBC is staying on the beat with Det. Jane Timoney. The network has ordered six more scripts of Prime Suspect,  a show rep confirms.

NBC orders six more scripts of Harry's Law

The news, first reported by Deadline, follows a similar script order for sophomore drama Harry's Law earlier on... read more

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Premiered: September 14, 2011, on NBC
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Premise: A workplace comedy about two coworkers plunging into an awkward, ever-changing relationship while dealing with their oddball office colleagues. Adapted from the British comedy series of the same name.

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