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Ask Matt: Summer-to-Winter TV, Fringe, Medium, Bones, Cape and More!

Anna Torv and Lance Reddick

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Question: I've noticed the last few years that shows that were "summer shows" started bleeding into the fall or having new episodes in the winter. I think season 1 of Damages was one of the first. It started in the summer but did not end until the fall, which made it hard to stay with once the regular shows started up. But now other cable shows are doing this, including splitting their seasons and airing them at other times. The Closer, White Collar, Burn Notice, and now Royal Pains, which started as ... read more

Paige Turco to Guest-Star on Blue Bloods

Paige Turco

Paige Turco will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Blue Bloods, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Turco will play... read more

Hi, Bob! NCIS with Newhart Leads Ratings

Bob Newhart and Mark Harmon

Four-plus decades after his start in television, Bob Newhart's appearance on NCIS attracted nearly 21 million viewers, just a week after its post-hiatus premiere nabbed a series-high 22 million viewers.

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Ask Matt: Good Wife, Fringe, Downton Abbey, Community Roger Ebert & More

The Good Wife

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Question:
What on earth were the writers thinking when they wrote the January 11 episode of The Good Wife? All the lawyers and investigators acted in a disgusting and sleazy manner, and the gratuitous violence against women done by the male investigator was unforgivable. One more repugnant episode like this one and I won't be watching the show. — Ruth

Matt Roush: I'm betting your reaction is exactly what the show's writers were hoping to evoke (that week, the script was credited to show creators/executive producers Robert and Michelle King). Maybe not the "I'm quitting you" thing, but revulsion for sure. The entire purpose of the episode was to show our quasi-heroes in a negative light. These are not saints, not even Alicia. And I'm glad the show allows us to see that her moral quandaries don't stop with her husband but often extend to her work. Even good lawyers and good wives play dirty, and The Good Wife expects the viewer to be able to handle that. It's refreshing to see a mainstream network drama go a little dark once in a while. That's why they call it drama... read more

The Good Wife: Michael J. Fox Books Third Episode, Kalinda and Blake's "Battle Royale"

Archie Panjabi, Michael J. Fox

The Good Wife's second season has featured a twisted love triangle, a heated political campaign and a surprising in-house fight for the firm. But the show is just getting warmed up.

Co-creator and executive producer Robert King spoke with reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter previews Friday about what's coming up for the second half the season (the election! A big Kalinda revelation!) He also clued us in on what you can expect from the slate of upcoming guest stars, including a third appearance by Michael J. Fox and new information on... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

The Middle

"Why does fun always have a price?"

 

These are the words of Poor Sue Heck — I can never refer to this scene-stealing character (played brilliantly by Eden Sher) without adding the word "poor" in front of her name — in another hilarious episode of ABC's underappreciated The Middle. Yes, the show is fun, but with the sting of truth. Living in the shadow of the marvelous Modern Family (which offered up another farcical hoot this week), ABC's Wednesday ...
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TVGuide.com's 2011 Golden Globes Predictions: Who Will Win?

Glee, Boardwalk Empire

It's that time of the year again: awards season! The glitz and glamour kick off with Sunday's Golden Globe Awards (8 ET/5 PT on NBC). Will Mad Men score an unprecedented four-peat? Can The Social Network rack up yet another win? Check out our predictions below and tell us your picks for the big prizes.

Check out the full list of Golden Globe nominees

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Drama Series

Will win: Boardwalk Empire
The HBO drama hit the scene with tons of buzz and the ...
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Golden Globes Preview: Who Should Win?

Jon Hamm, Julianna Margulies

Could dead men turn the tables on ad men this year at the Golden Globes? You never know with those quirky Globes voters, who in years past have given cult shows like The X-Files and Party of Five best-drama honors.

If Mad Men wins again, and it is the deserving ...
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Ratings: NCIS Sets Series High; Conan Wins Among Young Demo

Conan

NCIS returned from hiatus to a series-high 22 million viewers on Tuesday, easily helping CBS win the night. read more

Special Report: Faith on TV

The Simpsons

They say that God works in mysterious ways. As proof, look no further than a recent story in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, which praised Homer Simpson for being a "true" Catholic. The publication cites The Simpsons for using "Christian faith, religion and questions about God" as recurring themes.

At first glance, it seems odd that a child-choking, beer-swilling glutton who has embodied all seven deadly sins could be considered a shining example of a man of faith. Then again, as the Vatican paper explained, the Simpson family "recites prayers before meals and, in their own way, believes in the life thereafter." Even Melissa Henson, director of communications for the Parents Television Council, says, "The Simpsons is one of the more balanced treatments of faith-based characters that you'll see... read more

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