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Keck's Exclusives: Magnum, P.I. Vet Guest Stars on Hawaii Five-0

Larry Manetti

CBS's Hawaii Five-0 has recruited a key player from the network's other vintage Hawaii-set crime drama, Magnum P.I., to play a recurring role.

Larry Manetti, 65, who played Magnum's slick Rick from 1980 to '88, will debut in an upcoming episode titled 'Pa' ani' as local lounge legend Nicky 'The Kid' Demarco. Back in the day, Nicky was mentored by the one and only Frank Sinatra.

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Elementary Scoop: What Happens When Watson's Job Ends?

Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller

What happens when Watson's employment as Sherlock's sober companion runs out?

CBS' Elementary will face that exact conundrum soon since Watson (Lucy Liu) was only said to be employed by Sherlock's (Jonny Lee Miller) father for six weeks. Sure, it's a television show centered around these two characters, so the writers will find a way to keep them together, but that raises the question: How? To find out and get scoop on their upcoming post-Super Bowl slot, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Rob Doherty: read more

The Biz: Governor Mitt Romney Reveals His Favorite TV Shows

Mitt Romney

The electorate may be deeply divided, but the two candidates running for president share common ground on their favorite TV show. Both President Barack Obama and his opponent Governor Mitt Romney told TV Guide Magazine that Modern Family is the show they most enjoy watching with their wives. President Obama told us about his TV preferences and pop culture habits... read more

Criminal Minds Exclusive: American Graffiti's Candy Clark to Play JJ's Mom

Candy Clark

Get ready to meet JJ's mom!

Oscar-nominated American Graffiti star Candy Clark has been cast as Sandy Jareau, the mother of JJ (A.J. Cook), on Criminal Minds, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Clark will appear ...
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On the Set Farewell to Chuck Part 4: The Nerd Legacy

Chuck

After five seasons of Chuck peppered with Subway sandwich campaigns and eleventh-hour renewals, it's clear that the spy series owes much of its life to its passionate fan base.

Check out photos from Chuck through the years

"It's funny being on this show because it's such an -- I don't know if the word is 'honor' — to be a part of a show where the fans were so behind it because it's so mysterious," actor Vik Sahay told reporters at the set visit for Chuck's two-hour series finale (Friday, 8/7c, NBC). "It's so elusive how things connect with fans because you can kind of take all of the pieces of why it should and put them together and it often doesn't. So that kind of alchemy between the show and the fans is stunning. It's what's allowed the producers to create the show that they created. It's something that I've never experienced before, and it's so moving, and I don't know if I'll ever get a chance to experience that kind of back and forth again."

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Gossip Girl Mom to Romance the 'Stache Tom Selleck on Blue Bloods

Margaret Colin

On Gossip Girl, it's all about the Chuck-Blair-Louis love triangle, but the soon-to-be mother of the bride is about to get entangled in a steamy romance of her own on Blue Bloods, TVLine reports.

Margaret Colin, who plays Blair Waldorf's mom, will appear in a March episode of the CBS crime drama as a love interest for Frank (Tom Selleck). Colin will play... read more

Grease's Annette Charles Dead at 63

Grease

Annette Charles, best known as rival dancer Cha Cha DiGregorio in the 1978 movie musical Grease, died Wednesday, according to Access Hollywood. She was 63.

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Charles, who had cancer, was hospitalized for pneumonia...
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Celebrity Watchlist: The Glades' Matt Passmore Is an HBO Buff, Cares About Serial Killers

Matt Passmore

When he's not watching his own show, The Glades' Matt Passmore enjoys diving into the world of another small-screen, South Florida-based crime solver.

"Dexter — I've always been a big fan. ... It's irreverent and fun," Passmore tells TVGuide.com. "I have Season 5 on DVR and plan on ...
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The Bones Spin-Off: Will the Show's Fans Like "Finder"?

Emily Deschanel, Geoff Stults, and David Boreanaz, Bones

Make no bones about it: Bones creator Hart Hanson is more than a little nervous about how his show's loyal (and very vocal) audience will receive the characters from his proposed spin-off when they make their debut in Thursday's episode, which is titled "Finder."

"I have warned them about this from the beginning. I said... 'Now, listen — when this goes on the air, there's going to be a loud group of people who hate [these characters]," Hanson tells TVGuide.com with a squealing laugh. "Our record of introducing new characters on Bones — it doesn't go well.

Check out photos of the Bones cast

"I expect that there will be a loud group of people who say, 'Hey! What's this peanut butter doing with my chocolate?'" Hanson continues. "The question will be: Do people tune out? It'll be very interesting to see how the quiet majority of Bones fans respond to "Finder" as opposed to the very loud passionate minority. Which I love, but it's sometimes like riding a tiger."

Based on The Locator series of novels by Richard Greener... read more

Blue Bloods: New York's Finest Family

Blue Bloods

Inside Frank Reagan's Brooklyn home, the weekly Sunday family dinner sits steaming on the table, but it's daughter Erin, an assistant district attorney, who's in hot water. Her granddad, retired cop Henry, rages at her for taking on a case he doesn't like. Hurtful words fly, and when Frank tries to cool the debate, Henry shouts, "I decide when it's enough!" and stomps away. A tense silence falls until the handsome, mustached man at the head of the table says with authority, "Pass the yams." And the group of actors starring in Blue Bloods cracks up.

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Premiered: December 11, 1980, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: CBS reworked its successful `Hawaii Five-O' formula into a hit spun around a charismatic PI. The scenic backdrop and action-oriented drama were similar, and the initial time slots were identical. Often, reference was even made to Steve McGarrett of `Five-O.' Magnum, however, was a lot more vulnerable and sensitive than McGarrett, traits more in tune with the times that helped contribute to the Emmy-winning Selleck's enormous appeal.

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