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Exclusive: Chuck Lorre Talks Two and a Half Men's Turnaround and His "Painful" Year

Two and a Half Men

When all hell broke loose this year on Two and a Half Men, and it was clear that his relationship with star Charlie Sheen had turned toxic, executive producer Chuck Lorre came up with a way to end the madness.

"I offered to quit the show last winter," Lorre, 59, reveals for the first time. read more

Homeland, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones Top WGA and PGA Nods

Mandy Patinkin

Homeland, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family topped the Writers Guild of America nominations Wednesday with three apiece.

Homeland, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk will duke it out for drama series honors with Game of Thrones and The Good Wife, the only network representative in the lineup. Homeland and Game of Thrones are also ...
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True Blood's Courtney Ford Heads to Parenthood

Courtney Ford

True Blood's Courtney Ford is heading to NBC's Parenthood, TVLine reports. read more

Critic's Guide to Thursday TV: Rallying Around Community, A Regis Salute, and More!

The timing couldn't be better for someone to make a commercial touting Greendale Community College, the madcap home for NBC's eternally underappreciated cult-com Community (8/7c) — but does it have to be Dean "Call me Craig" Pelton (the fearlessly funny Jim Rash) pulling the strings? With fans and critics having what seems to be a collective meltdown over the news that NBC is temporarily benching ...
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Tribal Chants, Dirty Twister and More Secrets From the Set of The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik and Kevin Sussman

It's the second Tuesday in November, and The Big Bang Theory cast descends on Stage 25 of the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., for a live taping of the episode "The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition," which will air just nine days later on Thursday, Nov. 17 (8/7c on CBS). "There's no time anymore," executive producer Chuck Lorre notes of the quick turnaround. A lot goes into filming Bang on such short notice, so TVGuide.com hit the set to gather behind-the-scenes intel on one of the geekiest shows on TV:

Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki: Penny and Leonard are the loves of each other's lives

Pre-show rituals: For Jim Parsons, it's... read more

CBS Replaces Rules With ¡ROB!; Sets Return Date for Undercover Boss

Rob Schneider

The sitcom with nine lives — CBS' Rules of Engagement — will be moved off the schedule once again to make way for Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider's new series, ¡ROB!, CBS announced Monday.

¡ROB!, which follows... read more

Ask Matt: Big Bang, Grey's, Glee, Terra Nova and More!

Sandra Oh

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Why do successful shows tinker with what is already working? Rules of Engagement has become "The Timmy Show," and The Big Bang Theory has become a show about Penny, Bernadette and Amy. What gives? — Kelly

Matt Roush: The easiest way to answer this question is to state a pretty obvious fact of TV life: If you don't tinker, you risk growing stale. In this case, tinkering means ...
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Critic's Guide to Thursday TV: A Gripping Grey's Anatomy, Bones' New Intern and More!

Scott Foley

The basic theme of tonight's eventful Grey's Anatomy fall finale (ABC, 9/8c) is: "You think you had a bad day?" The doctors of Seattle Grace have their hands and hearts full of trauma, with much of the chaos spinning around the emergency surgery involving Teddy's chronically ill but eternally chipper ...
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Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki: Penny and Leonard Are the Loves of Each Other's Lives

Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco

The Big Bang Theory's Penny and Leonard are about to take the next step: Being friends.

After several years of an on-again, off-again relationship, the pair will attempt to rekindle their friendship in Thursday's episode (8/7c, CBS), which sees them going on a ...
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Mega Buzz: New Loves on Big Bang Theory, House and Lots of Grey's Anatomy Tears

Jim Parsons, Jesse Spencer, Jesse Williams

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

Got any scoop on The Big Bang Theory? — Shawn
NATALIE:
How frustrating is it to watch Sheldon and Amy fumble their way into a relationship? Have no fear: A big karmic kick in the ass is on its way. When Stuart asks Sheldon if it's OK if he asks Amy out on a date, Sheldon will be forced once and for all to define his feelings.

Please tell me House isn't going to force Chase and Dr. Adams into a relationship. It's like Thirteen all over again. — Melanie
ADAM:
Jesse Spencer doesn't think the show is necessarily going to go that route, perhaps for the same reasons to which you allude... read more

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