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Ratings: X Factor Holds Steady; Angels and Person of Interest Start Modestly

The X Factor

The X Factor's debut might not have been Idol-like, but the show's Thursday night airing held steady, leading Fox to win the night.

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Simon Cowell's latest singing competition was virtually flat versus the previous night, averaging 12.1 million viewers over its two hours and dipping only slightly in the adults-18-to-49 demo.

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Roseanne's Laurie Metcalf, Husband Divorcing

Matt Roth and Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf and her husband and Roseanne co-star Matt Roth are divorcing after six years of marriage, People reports.

Roth filed papers on Sept. 12, citing "irreconcilable differences," and requested joint physical and legal custody of their children, Will, 17, Donovan, 11, and Mae, 6. He also listed the date of separation as November 2008.

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Kunal Nayyar on Raj's Nipples and Other Sexy Big Bang Theory Revelations

Kaley Cuoco and Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar is happy that his Big Bang Theory character finally got some drunken lovin' in last season's finale, but wishes he could have shown more during his "walk of shame."

"Hehe Raj's naked arm," Nayyar tweeted Thursday during the show's fifth season premiere as part of CBS' Tweet Week. "Wish I would have shown some nips."

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Matt's Guide to Thursday Night TV: New and Returning Shows

Maria Bello

And now, the main event. At least that's how Thursdays used to feel in past seasons. But according to the early returns in this new season's ratings race, Mondays and Tuesdays have their share of powerhouse shows as well, including the revamped Two and a Half Men and the delightful New Girl. Here's a quick overview of Thursday's programming strategies, with thoughts on tonight's pilots and some of the more notable returns.

Thursday in a Nutshell: Fox has officially planted its flag on this night ...
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The Big Bang Theory Boss: Raj and Penny's Hookup Is Karma for Leonard

Big Bang Theory

Of all the possible Big Bang Theory couplings, do any of them make for stranger bedfellows than Raj and Penny?

"I really don't think so! Especially if my reaction means anything," executive producer Steve Molaro tells TVGuide.com. "I remember Chuck [Lorre], Bill [Prady] and I were in the writers' room breaking the season finale and that story of [Raj and Penny sleeping together] came up. I think I had a strong reaction to it — facially. I was like, 'Really?!' I think Chuck was so amused by how strong my reaction was that he was like, 'Well, now we have to do it!'"

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And of course they did it — and so did Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco), who were ...
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Keck's Exclusives: Big Bang Theory Stages Star Trek: TNG Reunion

Jim Parsons and Wil Wheaton

Star Trek; The Next Generation alum Wil Wheaton has long been a thorn in the side of Big Bang Theory's Sheldon (Jim Parsons). That thorn will... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Bridal Gifts With a Big Bang

Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch

With preparations for Howard and Bernadette's wedding taking place throughout the season, the Big Bang Theory cast share what they think their characters should give the future Mr. and Mrs. Wolowitz.

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Emmys Top Moments: A Home Where All TV Shows Live, and a Mock Beauty Pageant

Jane Lynch

Our roundup of the most memorable moments of the Emmys:

14. Worst Opening-Number Follow-Up: Emmy host Jane Lynch takes viewers on a tour through a fictional building where all TV sets and characters supposedly reside. Highlights of this exercise in randomness: Lynch tests out the laugh track at The Big Bang Theory, horrifies the Mad Men ad guys with tales of fast-forwarding through commercials and Slushees her Glee alter ego. The song ends on the line, "There's no place like TV ... except for HBO -- it's not TV."

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8 Scoops About Glee, The Good Wife, Vampire Diaries and More from the Emmys Red Carpet

Nina Dobrev, Alan Cumming

The Emmys red carpet isn't just about fashion: TV's hottest stars arrive with lots of scoop to unload. Stars including Emmy winner Ty Burell, Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev, Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz and The Office's Angela Kinsey unburdened themselves to TVGuide.com about such subjects as Modern Family's Thanksgiving extravaganza, multiple weddings, The Good Wife's ill-advised relationships and a naked Jason O'Mara on Terra Nova.

Modern Family dominates Emmys, Friday Night Lights surprises

1. Modern Family and some great pumpkins: Remember that Thanksgiving episode we teased? Well, the Dunphy and Pritchett families will... read more

Modern Family Dominates Emmys, Friday Night Lights Surprises

Modern Family

Modern Family dominated the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, while Mad Men four-peated and Friday Night Lights got some long-awaited love for its farewell season.

Check out all the fashion hits and misses from the Emmys red carpet

The ABC sitcom snagged five statuettes, including a second straight win for comedy series. It is the second ABC show after Taxi to win the category more than once.

Modern Family was perfect in the first four races of the night, taking home supporting actor and actress trophies for on-screen husband and wife Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, along with ...
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Premiered: September 24, 2007, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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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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