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Exclusive: Blue Bloods Books Richard Burgi for Season Premiere

Richard Burgi

Former Desperate Housewives star Richard Burgi will guest-star on the Season 3 premiere of CBS' Blue Bloods, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Burgi will play Councilman Anthony Russo, the powerful, wealthy chairman of the Committee on Public Saftey. He promises Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) that he will do his best to prevent NYPD budget cuts, but we're not so sure Frank should trust Russo's methods... read more

Pilot Season: Adam Campbell Cast in Nick Stoller's CBS Pilot

Adam Campbell

Harper's Island alum Adam Campbell has joined the ensemble cast of Nick Stoller's untitled CBS pilot, Deadline reports.

The comedy will star Michael Angarano as Jake, a commitment-phobe who breaks up with his girlfriend but must still work alongside her. Campbell and newcomer Amanda Lund will play co-workers.

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Exclusive: Harry Hamlin to Guest-Star on Army Wives

Harry Hamlin

Harry Hamlin will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Army Wives, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Hamlin will play a public advocacy lawyer who tries a case against the Army that pits Claudia Joy (Kim Delaney) and Michael (Brian McNamara) against each other during a courtroom hearing... read more

Harper's Stars Delve Into the Mind of a Serial Killer: Henry Was "Born Bad"

Harper's Island

Death became Harper's Island Saturday when the limited series wrapped up with two big (but maybe not-so-surprising) reveals: The second killer and John Wakefield's child both turned out to be the groom, Henry (Christopher Gorham). If the murderous rampage wasn't enough, Henry also shared that he did it all for the love of his life: his half-sister Abby (Elaine Cassidy). Creepy? Yes, but Gorham, who didn't find out he was the killer until after filming seven episodes, "loved it," he tells TVGuide.com. "I immediately bought a scary-looking knife that I kept in my pocket that no one knew I had. I was armed from the next day." See what else the actor and Cassidy had to say about "broken" Henry, whether or not he committed incest and more.

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Ratings: Harper's Ends with a Bang, Eli Stone Tunes Out and More

Christopher Gorham and Elaine Cassidy, Harper's Island

Some recent ratings highlights:

Friday
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader schooled 5.7 million total viewers, a 33 percent surge from its season opener. Lead-out Mental (3.68 mil), in turn, enjoyed a 250K bump. 

Saturday
Harper's Island sewed up 13 episodes of slicing and dicing before an audience of 3.84 mil, up 8 percent from its last outing. Elsewhere, Kings (1.64 mil) gained 340 thou and Eli Stone signed off for good with 2.76 mil. 

Sunday
Big Brother 11's first Sunday airing drew 6.76 million viewers, making it the night's second most-watched program (behind 60 Minutes, 7.9 mil). NBC's Merlin (3.65 mil) saw 15 percent of its audience magically disappear. The Peacock's Meteor premiered to 5.04 mil, but really — Marla Sokoloff versus Armageddon? 

Lifetime's Drop Dread Diva weighed in with a premiere audience of 2.8 mil and the cabler's best delivery of women 18-49 since Army Wives' June 2007 arrival.

Crave scoop on your favorite TV shows, from this summer or the upcoming fall season? E-mail senior editors Matt, Mickey and Tim at mega_scoop@tvguide.com and follow TV Guide on Twitter. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, July 11, 2009

Harper's Island

Harper's Island
9 pm/ET CBS
Serial killer John Wakefield is still alive but why is he intent on murdering everyone — and is he acting alone? These are the two big questions fans want answered on tonight's two-hour series finale that promises to reveal all. While suspicion centers on Jimmy, is his alleged criminal past simply a red herring to throw viewers off? And what about Henry? After all, he's from the island and he planned the wedding.

Read on for previews of Eli Stone, The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger, Sunny's Summer Eats and Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design. read more

Harper's Island Star Previews Finale: "The Payoff Is Going to Be Great"

Matt Barr

Three months of grisly murders will come to an end Saturday when Harper's Island wraps up with a two-hour finale (9 pm/ET, CBS) that will be rife with "even bigger twists and turns," Matt Barr, who plays Sully, tells TVGuide.com. John Wakefield's accomplice will be disclosed, as will his mystery child. But those two aren't necessarily one and the same. "His kid could: One, be aware, or two, not even be aware that he or she is his kid." See what else the actor had to say about the final bloodbath, why there should be a Harper's prequel and the value of loving a blow-up doll.
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CSI: Miami Season 7 and Other Announced Releases

CSI: Miami - Season 7

New releases announced today, June 15:

The Alvin Show - The Very First Alvin Show will be coming out September 8

Alvin & the Chipmunks - Go to the Movies: Star Wreck will be coming out September 8

Criminal Minds - The 4th Season will be coming out September 8

C.S.I.: Miami - The 7th Season will be coming out September 15

Harper's Island will be coming out September 8

One Step Beyond - The Official 1st Season will be coming out September 15

Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Spring TV Progress Report: The Pros and Cons of 10 New Shows

Harper's Island, Parks and Recreation, Surviving Suburbia

Can ABC's Better Off Ted produce laughs as well as far-out inventions? Is Parks and Recreation worthy of Amy Poehler's talents? Does Harper's Island slay us? Now that TV's new spring shows have had a few weeks to strut their stuff, TVGuide.com's senior editors gauge their areas of excellence — and how they can improve.

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Harper's Island Star Talks Killers and Conflict

Adam Campbell

Starring on CBS' Harper's Island — which now airs Saturdays at 9 pm/ET — is a death sentence waiting to happen. The closed-end, 13-week mystery series takes place on an island where guests of an impending wedding are being killed off one by one. Adam Campbell, who plays Cal Vandeusen, spoke to TVGuide.com about what it's like to work on a show where your fate isn't sealed, what we can expect from upcoming episodes, and why none of the wedding guests have yet to notice their friends are disappearing.

TVGuide.com: You have a pretty comedic past. How did you end up on a mystery series?
Adam Campbell:
When I first read it, the role was written quite...

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