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Obama, Romney Will Take Questions From Undecided Voters in Second Debate

President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will meet in the second of three debates Tuesday evening at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y., with Obama looking to even the score after the general consensus from both parties was that Romney won the first debate.

The debate, which will be moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, will be a town hall format, meaning the candidates will answer questions from undecided local voters, who were chosen by the Gallup Organization, on foreign and domestic policy. read more

The Weekly Watercooler: Debates, Waterworks and Nail-Biters

Joe Biden, Paul Ryan

A quick look back at some of what got this critic talking about TV this week:

THE MAIN EVENT: Now that's how you do a TV debate, as the veep candidates squared off Thursday night in a lively encounter that made for great TV, unlike last week's unfocused and lost-in-the-weeds presidential face-off. Rousing, contentious, scrappy, with an actively engaged moderator... read more

Ratings: NBC Nabs First Tuesday Win of Season — What Other Milestone Did It Mark?

Domo, Cody Belew, CeeLo Green

NBC scored its first Tuesday win of the season, as its entire lineup posted big week-to-week gains.

The Voice topped the night with 11.9 million viewers and a 4.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, growing 47 percent to hit a three-week high. Go On (7 million, 2.8) also saw a three-week high, rising 33 percent, while The New Normal (5 million, 2.0) climbed 18 percent and Parenthood (5 million, 2.0) surged 25 percent.

According to NBC, this marks the first time since ...
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Mega Buzz: A "More Lethal" Beckett, a Revenge Triangle and Revolution Fallout

Stana Katic, Emily Van Camp, Tracy Spiradakos

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

I'm worried that Castle has nowhere to take Beckett now that her mom's murder has been solved. Make me feel better? — Valerie
ADAM:
Stana Katic doesn't think you should be worried. "There's a certain amount of closure, but it doesn't mean that the tale is done," she says. In fact, Katic is finding it much more fun to play the "new" Beckett. "She's more lethal because she's thinking more clearly. She's not running on emotion anymore," she says. "She's become more dangerous to the bad guys." Sounds like Castle better stay in line!

Will Emily get Revenge on Ashley for dating Daniel? — Mary
NATALIE:
She certainly has a few tricks up her sleeve. "You're going to find that Ashley is not a random friend for Emily," creator Mike Kelley tells us. "There's... read more

Ask Matt: Launching Nashville, NBC Comedies, Boardwalk, Dancing With Palin, More

Connie Britton

Question: I noticed that there are back-to-back new episodes of Modern Family this Wednesday night leading up to the premiere of the new musical drama series Nashville, while Suburgatory won't have its season premiere episode until the following week! Why did the TPTB at ABC felt the need to air two new episodes of Modern Family instead of premiering the second season of Suburgatory after MF and before Nashville? Was it because the network believes that two new episodes of MF running back-to-back together can make a more powerful lead-in to the series premiere of Nashville ratings-wise than Suburgatory, or is the network just that plain lazy with their programming schedule? — Chris B

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Ratings: NCIS Leads Tuesday; New Comedies Fall

Pauley Perrette

CBS ruled Tuesday from start to finish, as all three of its dramas once again topped their respective hours.

NCIS was the most-watched and top-rated show of the night with 18.5 million viewers and a 3.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, falling slightly from last week. NCIS: Los Angeles (14.8 million, 3.1) and Vegas (12 million, 2.1) fell about 10 and 16 percent, respectively.

Fox's Raising Hope returned to 3.9 million ...
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David Walton Explores New Girl's "More Carnal Urges"

New Girl

New Girl gone wild? Viewers can expect some sexy shenanigans tonight when Sam [David Walton] returns to the Fox comedy as Jess's [Zooey Deschanel] latest romantic partner. "The relationship is definitely Jess's most physical she's ever had," teases Walton. "She becomes a little more wild and my character knows how to tap into more carnal urges."

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Guide to Tuesday TV: Hope Returns, Parenthood, Sons, and a Cable Free-For-All

Raising Hope

Where there's hope, there's laughter. And where there's Raising Hope, which returns for a third season tonight on Fox (8/7c), the laughter is of a particularly shameless quality. Take Sabrina's grandmother Nana — please! Actually, as the episode begins, this glam granny has already been taken to the great beyond, her body laid out for the wake in a scenario that almost sounds like a Bones episode: "The Body in the Buffet." (The vain Nana having requested her body be put in the kitchen so people would notice — which Cloris Leachman's unhinged Maw Maw certainly does.)

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Are New Girl's Nick and Jess the New Ross and Rachel?

Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel

In the eight years since Friends went off the air, there have been many couples on television that viewers have rooted for to fill the void left by Ross and Rachel, a classic will-they-or-won't-they couple that eventually made good on their undeniable chemistry. So it comes as no surprise that New Girl's Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) have become the focus of yet another hardcore fandom desperately hoping their favorite duo will finally take the plunge.

New Girl Creator Liz Meriwether: Jess goes "off the grid" in Season 2

Many shows have suffered from crossing that line, though, with the Moonlighting curse becoming a turn of phrase in the TV lexicon. The sizzling sexual chemistry between Moonlighting leads Maddie and David (Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis) initially boosted ratings, but after the characters hooked up in Season 3, the show began to falter and viewership began to plummet. Fearful of a similar fallout, showrunners have thrown obstacles in the way of TV couples lest the passion and banter die once they come together. But creator Liz Meriwether says New Girl is about much more than that.

"I don't think the show is built on the will-they-or-won't-they aspect of their relationship," Meriwether tells TVGuide.com. "I think that we can... read more

Olivia Munn to Play Love Interest for Nick on New Girl

Olivia Munn

It looks like fans of New Girl's Nick and Jess will have to wait a while longer for the couple to get together.

Olivia Munn in heading to the Fox comedy as Nick's new love interest, Deadline reports. read more

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