Ellen Pompeo, Jesse Williams and Justin Chambers
When will Grey's Anatomy end? Although ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee stopped short of confirming that this season will be the show's last at the Television Critics Association fall previews Sunday, he did say that creator Shonda Rhimes is "planning a number of series outs" should any cast members not renew their contracts. As it is, the network hopes it will "go on for many, many years to come."
Bryan Cranston, Tatiana Maslany
As Breaking Bad prepares to say farewell, the AMC series has topped the winners of this year's Television Critics Association Awards, taking home Program of the Year.
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Meanwhile, Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany was the belle of the ball, winning for Individual Achievement in Drama for her impressive portrayal of multiple clones on the BBC America drama. Emmy nominee Louis C.K. won for Individual Achievement in comedy for Louie.
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ABC has announced its fall premiere dates, including a two-hour debut for Grey's Anatomy and a one-hour premiere for Modern Family.
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The 10th season of Grey's will premiere Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c, while Modern Family bows the night before at the same time. Unfortunately, Scandal fans will have to wait until Thursday, Oct. 3 for the show's return...
April Bowlby and Barbara Corcoran
Drop Dead Diva's resident pakery chef Stacy (April Bowlby) is in for a rude awakening when she seeks the business advice of Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran.
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Like the show's titular character, Drop Dead Diva is coming back to life!
After being canceled in January, the Lifetime series will return for a fifth season Sunday at 9/8c, picking up shortly after Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliot) kissed former love Grayson (Jackson Hurst) at her wedding to Owen (Lex Medlin). Oops! Meanwhile, Old Jane pushed the return button, sending her back to Earth. But whose body will she end up in? TVGuide.com spoke with executive producer Josh Berman to get the scoop on the new season:
April Bowlby, Barbara Corcoran
Popular Shark Tank panelist Barbara Corcoran can invest in and reject companies with ease, but how does she fare in her first acting role, playing herself on the July 7 episode of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva? "I spent five to six hours memorizing my script," she says, "and I still flubbed my lines."
TV executives must have been happy to put a fork in the 2012-13 season. Ratings dropped across the board for broadcast networks due to fading reality franchises and the failure to launch any major new scripted hits. Cable also slumped, with audience levels flat compared with the previous season. And with the number of viewers who time-shift growing, the path to success is more treacherous than ever. Here are the shows that navigated the bumps — and the ones that became ratings road kill.
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Another May weekend, another deluge of season finales — though none are likely to blow the mind with as much daring, panache and imaginative fervor as BBC America's gloriously inventive Doctor Who (Saturday, 8/7c), which signs off until next time-travel with one of its trippiest yet emotionally powerful episodes to date. Steven Moffat's typically clever script, brimming with colorful incident and characters grandly heroic or villainous, finds a nifty way to salute the 50-year history of Doctors as we learn more about the impossibly irrepressible companion Clara (the smashing Jenna-Louise Coleman), first seen in a cosmic haze — "I don't know where I am ... Sometimes I think I'm everywhere at once" — with only one constant to guide her: "I have to save the Doctor." That same impulse prompts lizard lady Vastra, her wife Jenny and the stalwart Strax to summon Clara to a psychic conference call, interrupted by the menacing "Whisper Men" (reminiscent of the ghoulish Gentlemen from Buffy's classic "Hush" episode).
Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec
Man, Shark Tank is so good — it stinks to see it leave for summer vacay. Fortunately, the ABC reality show about aspiring entrepreneurs will air two episodes back-to-back beginning at 8/7c on Friday, during which Mark Cuban will have a big confrontation with fellow Shark Kevin O'Leary.
Derek Hough, Kellie Pickler
ABC announced its new fall schedule Tuesday, adding new series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to lead off a brand new Tuesday slate and reducing Dancing with the Stars to one night a week.