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Cheers & Jeers: The Big Bang Theory — The Next Vituperation

Brent Spiner

Cheers to The Big Bang Theory for finding an out-of-this-world new archenemy for Sheldon.

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Just when Jim Parsons' geek god had finally forgiven Wil Wheaton for failing to show up at a Star Trek convention years ago—the actor apologized and gave Sheldon his last Wesley Crusher action figure—Next Generation castmate Brent Spiner crossed the champion grudge-holder. His offense: tearing the aforementioned toy out of its original packaging.

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Matt's Guide to Thursday TV: A Classic Community and All that Jazz

Danny Pudi

There's no comedy series quite like Community, and as is often the case with such an uncompromised original, being this defiantly different comes with a price. And sadly, that price tends to be the sort of cellar-dwelling ratings that would get most shows canceled, if on any other network. Thankfully, NBC can ill afford these days to turn away any show that gets this kind of cult and media buzz, although everyone wishes it were doing better or were programmed in a time period (the old 30 Rock slot currently being wasted on Whitney, maybe?) that might increase its exposure.

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Who Are the Top 50 Showrunners?

Shonda Rhimes

Who are the people behind television's most successful or critically acclaimed shows?

The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of the top 50 showrunners including the no-brainer choices, such as Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and Mad Men's Matthew Weiner. Then there's the somewhat less obvious, such as The Vampire Diaries team of Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.

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Mega Buzz: A Grey's Reunion? Plus: New Hookups on CSI and Big Bang Theory

Eric Dane, Marg Helgenberger, Jim Parsons

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

Is there a chance that Lexie and Mark will reunite on Grey's Anatomy? —Jessica
NATALIE:
Mark still clearly cares about Lexie, which won't go unnoticed by Jackson's mother (Debbie Allen), who makes an appearance in this week Grey's. "Jackson is dealing with that in a mature way, being aware of it, but not being obsessed with it," Jesse Williams says. "Jackson is learning that he can't control everything." Still, "Mark is doing a fairly admirable job about staying in his place. He really cares a lot about Jackson as a student and a surgeon."

What's up for Catherine in her last season on CSI? — Meg
ADAM:
The show is cooking up lots of stories for her final season, most significantly a potential... read more

How to Be a Gentleman Canceled After Shutting Down Production

How to be a Gentleman

Production on How to Be a Gentleman has shut down, effectively canceling the struggling series.

CBS moves How to Be a Gentleman to Saturdays; Rules takes Thursdays slot

The CBS sitcom, starring David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon, halted production after filming its ninth episode Friday, according to Deadline. Earlier Friday, CBS moved ...
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CBS Moves How to Be a Gentleman to Saturdays, Rules Takes Thursday Slot

How to Be a Gentleman

How to Be a Gentleman is taking its lesson plan to the weekend. CBS has moved the fledging Thursday night comedy to Saturdays, the network announced.

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Ratings: Charlie's Angels Takes a Nosedive

Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels may not be long for this world. The ABC series was Thursday night's lowest-rated show as ratings plunged 20 percent.

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Angels dropped to 5.9 million viewers and a mere 1.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo. ABC had a poor night ...
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Matt's Guide to Thursday TV: Parks By the Book, Grey's Guys Step Up, and More!

Amy Poehler

Leslie Knope has literally written the book on Pawnee, Indiana. (Actually, the writers of Parks and Recreation have, and the very amusing mock guidebook — Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America — is available now.) In tonight's Parks episode (NBC, 8:30/7:30c), Leslie's promotional tour for said book lands her on public radio — a satirical spin courtesy of guest Dan Castellaneta (moonlighting from his suddenly contentious Simpsons gig) — and then on Pawnee Today, where the town's chirpiest cheerleader experiences a bit of an identity crisis, courtesy of "Gotcha!" host Joan Calamezzo (the hilarious Mo Gaffney). The episode is just fine, but from what I've skimmed — who has time to read this time of ...
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Ratings: Gentleman Is No $#*!; Big Bang and X Factor Still on Top

Kevin Dillon

Is it How to Be a Gentleman or How to Lose a Ratings Lead-In?

The new CBS comedy debuted to 9 million viewers and a 2.7 adults 18-to-49 demo rating — a decent start, but a significant drop from the 14.5 million and 4.8 rating its lead-in The Big Bang Theory pulled in. Gentleman, starring David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon, also bowed 33 percent lower in the demo than $#*! My Dad Says did a year ago, and we all know how that turned out.

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Despite the drop, CBS still won the night in viewership. Big Bang improved on last week's 14.4 million eyeballs, while Person of Interest (12.42 million, 2.7) and The Mentalist (12.7 million, 2.5) held up well, slipping ...
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Matt's Guide to Thursday TV: Pick Parks Over Gentleman

Amy Poehler and Adam Scott

It will be a sad day in TV land if (as Nielsen history suggests) the powerhouse of CBS' The Big Bang Theory helps deliver the abysmal new How to Be a Gentleman a ratings win over NBC's little-show-that-could-do-better Parks and Recreation.

Here's my Fall Preview take on How to Be a Gentleman (CBS, 8:31/7:31c), a misfire that almost makes me miss last year's Bleep My Dad Says, which wasted the same time period: "Felix and Oscar should sue. The overused Odd Couple premise gets one of its more cringeworthy sitcom workouts in the latest assault on the male mystique — caricatured as a squeaky-voiced priss and a bellowing gym-bunny boor. Actually, mankind should sue." To elaborate: David Hornsby plays a metrosexual metropolitan fusspot whose ...
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Premiered: September 24, 2007, on CBS
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Premise: Two nerdy physicists share an apartment and an unlikely friendship with their beautiful neighbor with whom one of them is infatuated. Like the universe after the big bang, the show's popularity expanded, thanks to breakout star Jim Parsons, along with the chemistry among the friends and the developing romance between Leonard and Penny. The addition of Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik in later seasons also enhanced the stories and relationships of the leads.

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