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A neighborhood slaying puts Allison and her family on the defensive. In the wake of the murder of her neighbor (Jonathan Silverman), our matriarchal medium springs into action, installing a high-tech security system in her home. But that's when a bizarre Kubrickian drama plays out. Straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Allison comes to believe this cutting-edge alarm system has a mind of its own and is actually communicating with young Marie. Dub this one "2010: A Case Oddity." Meanwhile, eldest daughter Ariel sees dead people: She encounters a ghost who might be able to help her attend a coveted college.

Read on for previews of Who Do You Think You Are?, Life and Times of Tim, Smallville, Stargate Universe, Live from Abbey Road and Now on PBS. read more

Dude, that GG/VM ...

Question: Dude, that GG/VM Logan-crossover scoop? Best. Ever. Where am I sending you that case of Snapple?


Answer: Sure, now you want to send me Snapple. Where were you two weeks ago when I was lying on the floor of the Ritz Carlton twitching like Whitney in rehab. But I'm not bitter. And to prove it, I'm going to share with you what Rob Thomas had to say about the Oct. 24 crossover, which, as many of you pointed out, isn't technically a crossover since Matt Czuchry isn't playing Logan Huntzberger on Mars. (Cue me rolling my eyes and making a "W" with my fingers.) "The network suggested it, as [happens with] many of these things. But it's one of those times that I'm happy about the suggestion. I'm excited that it's a real actor… rather than a Top Model — not that I think our Top Models h read more

BB 5 Alum Di's Trying on All-Stars

Diane Henry, Big Brother 7: All-Stars

Last Thursday Diane Henry became the third and final alumna of Season 5 to be eliminated from the Big Brother 7: All-Stars house. The 24-year-old had engaged in a "showmance" with winner Drew her first time on the series and landed in third place, but this time she couldn't find people to ally with. TVGuide.com caught up with Diane to ask about the Mr. & Mrs. Smith rumor, Mike Boogie's crush and if she's still angry at read more

Come on, give it up: What ...

Question: Come on, give it up: What "swag" did you get at the press tour?


Answer: I have to say, my swag bag was pretty hollow this year. The coolest freebie I got was a $25 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma from my good friends at The Greg Behrendt Show. Well, they're my good friends now.

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Evil Prez Explains Her Prison Break

Patricia Wettig on Prison Break

Patricia Wettig now has something in common with 24 alum Dennis Haysbert (currently on CBS' The Unit) — neither of them are any longer playing the president of the United States for Fox. While Wettig's Prison Break character, the crafty Caroline Reynolds, was set to play the leader of the free world in the show's sophomore season, the actress — who wasn't under contract to the Fox drama — opted instead to accept a role on B read more

Jenna Elfman Has a Dharma Initiative

Jenna Elfman still believes in Dharma.

Hi-larious. That's the word coming out of Jenna Elfman's mouth, midconversation, as she picks up the phone for this TVGuide.com Q&A. What is the gifted comedienne in the midst of describing? That was the first topic at hand as we used the occasion of the DVD release of Dharma & Greg: Season One to chat up Elfman — fresh from Courting Alex's abbreviated run — about her sitcom hits, misses and lessons learned, the Dharma- read more

Jane Lynch Enters the Dating Game

Jane Lynch, Lovespring International

Who put the overly amorous boss from The 40 Year Old Virgin in charge of a dating service?! Part of the credit goes to Will & Grace's Eric McCormack, one of the executive producers of the Lifetime series Lovespring International (premiering tonight at 11 pm/ET). In this improv comedy, Jane Lynch plays Victoria, the head of an "elite Beverly Hills" dating service... based out of Tarzana, California... whose staffers are as pathetic as its pretend pedigree. At the read more

Smallville: Burning Questions Answered!

Tom Welling, Smallville

Is the Young Man of Steel poised to break Chloe's heart? Is Lex really dead? Even a week later, are you, like us, still processing what happened to, and with whom, and why, during Smallville's Season 5 finale? TV Guide went to cocreator Al Gough the day after the season-ender with our burning questions — and to seek clues about next season.

TV Guide: Smallville's season finales always leave all the characters in very bad situations.
Al Gough:
It's become a tradition on the show and it harkens back to what was always fun about comic books. You can tell these stories that are spread out over a number of issues, but you always have a couple of points with great cliff-hangers where you didn't know what was going to happen next. We loved the idea of keeping people hanging, both the audience and the charact read more

Has your life finally gotten ...

Question: Has your life finally gotten back to normal after the craziness that ensued following your Veronica Mars appearance?


Answer: Would you believe things are just now starting to calm down? Who knew two seconds of screen time would cause such mass hysteria? (Truth be told, I had my suspicions.) Meanwhile, with my episode of Next Food Network Star just four days away, my handlers are warning me to brace for another wave of insanity. Lemme tell you, this fame thing is exhausting.

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Brooke Burns Gives Pepper Its Kick

Brooke Burns, Pepper Dennis

If Murphy Brown and Ally McBeal had a baby, she'd probably resemble the title character of WB's new Pepper Dennis (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET). But as pretty as series star Rebecca Romijn may be, the top story here, in this intrepid reporter's opinion at least, may be Brooke Burns, cast against type as the sexy newscaster's wholesome sister, Kathy.

TVGuide.com: I have to say — and I hope this doesn't forfeit me any dinner invites from Rebecca Romijn — you are the most fun thing about this show.
Brooke Burns:
Oh, stop! You say that to all the nurses! [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: No, really! What a fun role for you.
Burns:
It's such a great role, is read more

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