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Mega Buzz: Sexy Americans, New Grey's Drama and HIMYM's Finale

Matthew Rhys, Justin Chambers, Neil Patrick Harris

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams.

What's the state of Phillip and Elizabeth's marriage when The Americans returns? — June
Well, I may forgo watching the premiere with my parents since it features a scene that shows some pretty intense sexual wrestling between Phillip and Elizabeth. In other words, they're doing OK. "They're ready to be married," executive producer Joel Fields tells me. "What they're going to discover is having been fake-married for a long time, real marriage is not an easy thing. When you have two kids, there's family to contend with. Add to that their work is life-and-death and the future of mankind hangs in the balance, there's a little bit of pressure for them."

It's been far too long since we got Grey's Anatomy scoop! — Tai
Unfortunately, I come bearing bad news... read more

Downton Abbey: What's Bates' Next Step?

Brendan Coyle, Joanne Froggatt

Mr. Green better watch his back. On Sunday's Downton Abbey, Bates (Brendan Coyle) finally got tipped off about Anna's (Joanne Froggatt) assailant when ... read more

Top Moments: Bachelor Wades Into Sexy Waters and Biggest Loser's Shocking Loss

Rachel Frederickson

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15. Best Verbal Volley:
Looks like Jon Cryer's "lame side-kik" has had enough. After joking on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he's trying to "skew towards" Charlie Sheen's antics when he was fired from Two and a Half Men, a fed-up ... read more

Sherlock Finale: Bosses Answer Burning Questions About Mary, Moriarty and Season 4

Benedict Cumberbatch

On the season finale of Sherlock on Sunday, the intrepid consulting detective was thrown for a loop not just once, but three times. We turned to series producers Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue as well as Amanda Abbington for answers. read more

Sherlock Bosses on the Finale's Chilling Villain

Lars Mikkelsen

"I've dealt with murderers, psychopaths. None of them can turn my stomach like Charles Augustus Magnussen." Sherlock Holmes meets his most heinous foe yet on PBS' Sherlock finale Sunday ... read more

Sherlock Wedding: Meet Watson's Bride Mary

Amanda Abbington, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch

You are cordially invited to share in the celebration as John Watson and Mary Morston are united in marriage. As long as you meet the best man's standards, that is. read more

2014 SAG Awards Predictions: Who Will Win?

Breaking Bad

The Golden Globes weren't even a week ago, but it's time for more fete-ing at Saturday's20th Screen Actors Guild Awards (8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on TNT/TBS). Can Breaking Bad continue its win streak? Will American Hustle cement its Oscar front-runner status? Check out our predictions below and tell us yours.
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Top Moments: Kate Gosselin on Today and Jimmy and Bruce's Traffic Jam

Cara Gosselin, Kate Gosselin, Mady Gosselin

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Top Moments: Awkward Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder and Alex Trebek Raps!

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

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12. Most Brutal Setback: After nearly dying trying to save a baby from a fire in the fall finale of Chicago Fire, viewers are surprised to see Casey alive and well and acting like nothing ever happened. His physical wounds may have healed, but the emotional toll is brutal. Moments after helping a hostage escape from a robber during another fire, Casey takes the bad guy to task and punches him to a bloody pulp. Yeah, that's definitely not part of the job description.

11. Safest Ending: On the buttoned-up season -- and likely series -- finale of the low-rated Hostages, Ellen saves the president's life and... read more

Downton Abbey Exec Producer Gareth Neame Previews a Season of Change

Downton Abbey

Soon after the conclusion of another record-breaking season of Downton Abbey in the U.K., executive producer Gareth Neame, who has worked on the international phenomenon with series creator Julian Fellowes since its birth, sat down with TV Guide Magazine to share some scoop. The much-anticipated series about the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants returns to PBS's Masterpiece this Sunday.

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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