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15. Creepiest Misunderstanding: When New Girl's Jess discovers that one of her students is drawing mutilated deer, Nick thinks it's a warning sign of his impending homicidal tendencies. So he investigates. Of course he and Jess get caught red-handed at his house, where they learn that he doesn't want to kill his teacher, he's just working on a graphic novel. But there are stillhorrors to behold: The feisty older woman who lives with the student isn't his mom; it's his girlfriend.
14. Wettest Hook-Up: Get your minds out of the gutter, readers! When Mindy tries to orchestrate a casual hook-up with...
Private Practice closed out its six-year run with its highest numbers since October.
The series finale drew 5.2 million viewers and a 1.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up 25 percent from last week. Lead-in The Taste averaged 6 million viewers and a 2.2 for its series premiere, helping ABC to a win. The Taste was the night's top-rated program and was a tenth higher than Dancing with the Stars' premiere in the slot last season.
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Private Practice did lose the 10 p.m. slot to Parenthood, whose season finale earned ...
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the series finale of Private Practice. Read at your own risk!]
When Addison (Kate Walsh) showed up at Seattle Grace in the Season 1 finale of Grey's Anatomy, we hated her. She was the salmon-scrub wearing wife of Derek, and darn it, we wanted McDreamy and Mer to get their happy ending. But by the time executive producer Shonda Rhimes sent Addison packing for the Private Practice spin-off, we truly loved her. We hoped she'd find a way to have a child. We hoped she'd find love. We'd hope she'd find happiness. In Tuesday's Private Practice series finale, Addison had finally found it all...
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Will Schmidt and Cece get back together on New Girl? — Gabi
NATALIE: With Cece on the path to an arranged marriage, Schmidt will do "everything he possibly can" to prevent that, Max Greenfield tells us. "He's making a full push for Cece. Every time he gets close, a disaster happens, and then he gets back in the friend zone, and then he pushes again and then a disaster happens." Still, there is good news for Schmidt... fans. "He's the first one to get naked," Greenfield jokes of the upcoming strip True American episode.
I'm hooked on The Following. Any hints about what's next? — Jacob
ADAM: Next week's episode spends a lot of time establishing...
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It's another ridiculously busy night of TV, with premieres and finales jousting for attention amid other distractions. It's just as well that CBS' top-rated lineup is taking a breather with repeats.
First, the farewells, going head to head. Once again, NBC sends away its reliably tear-jerking Parenthood (10/9c) earlier in the TV year than we'd like, but a limited run of 15 episodes beats the alternative. Shows like this don't tend to repeat well, and if a shorter run makes business sense — while freeing up the time period in the back half of the season for something else (in this case, a retooled Smash in two weeks) — then so be it. This fourth season has been Parenthood's strongest and most emotionally charged to date, especially in the storyline involving Kristina's breast cancer ordeal, providing Monica Potter and Peter Krause (as husband Adam) with their strongest dramatic material to date. Emmy voters, wake up and take note.
After six seasons, 111 episodes, a backdoor pilot and a revolving door of men, Private Practice will go off the air Tuesday at 10/9c on ABC with Addison finally getting her happy ending: She's getting married to someone she loves — and won't cheat on. (Sorry, Derek!)
Private Practice's series finale to feature Addison's wedding
Addison Forbes Montgomery (Kate Walsh) is set to wed Jake Reilly (Benjamin Bratt), and actually will make it down the aisle. There will be no last-minute change-ups, snafus or curveballs as executive producer Shonda Rhimes has liked to throw at Private fans over the years. TVGuide.com was on set for the momentous occasion, where the cast waxed poetic on saying goodbye to the Oceanside Seaside Wellness group we've come to know and love over the years. What's next for Walsh & Co.? Will they cross over to Grey's Anatomy? And what has it been like saying goodbye? Get the scoop:
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NCIS surged to its second-biggest audience ever Tuesday.
The CBS hit snagged 22.3 million viewers and a 3.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up 9 percent from last week. The audience falls just shy of the 22.8 million mark the show set for a Season 8 episode two years ago. Lead-outs NCIS: Los Angeles (17.5 million, 2.7) and Vegas (11 million, 1.6) were down and even, respectively.
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NBC took second behind CBS, with Go On (4.3 million, 1.7) rebounding ...
The Good Wife is getting a big blast from her past.
The CBS procedural has cast Private Practice alum Audra McDonald as Alicia's nemesis from...
Cassandra Jean and Stephen Amell
Sorry, ladies. Stephen Amell is officially off the market.
The Arrow hunk married girlfriend Cassandra Jean on Christmas Day in the Caribbean, Just Jared reports. The sunset ceremony was officiated by....
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NCIS returned to a season high Tuesday, while Cougar Town made a respectable debut on TBS.
The CBS drama pulled in 20.8 million viewers and a 3.5 in the ...