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Matt's TV Week in Review

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Sometimes it's not just about the ratings. And sometimes it is. That's the takeaway from an eventful week in the win-some/lose-some sweepstakes we call TV programming.

On the plus side: TNT's renewal of Southland, the latest lifeline for the gritty police drama that NBC ditched during that misbegotten period when Jay Leno put the 10 pm drama on the endangered species list. It will never be as popular as the network's signature shows like The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles (which got a funny shout out from 30 Rock's Liz Lemon this week), but Southland's uncompromising integrity helps give credence to TNT's "We Know Drama" credo.

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Rita Wilson to Guest-Star on Law & Order: SVU

Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC announced Thursday.

Wilson, 54, will play Bree Mazelon, the protective mother of... read more

Ratings: New Episodes of the NCIS Tandem Come Back Strong

Cameron Monaghan, Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon

If it's Tuesday night, it must mean another sweep for CBS. NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife were back with new episodes, considerably boosting the size of their audiences compared with recent reruns.

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Exclusive: Mad Men's Aaron Staton to Guest on The Good Wife

Aaron Staton

The Good Wife is going mad! TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively that Aaron Staton, who plays Ken Cosgrove on the AMC series Mad Men, will make a May sweeps ...
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Ratings: Despite Reruns Galore, CBS Wins the Night

Glee

It was  yet another week of reruns for NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife on CBS — and yet another week they all won their time slots, albeit with much smaller audiences.

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Ratings: Glee Scores With Gwyneth

Naya Rivera, Gwyneth Paltrow and Heather Morris

The tough tandem of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles still took their time slots, though with substantially lower numbers because of repeats, while the return of Glee was greeted by a bigger audience than its last original airings.

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Ratings: American Idol Beats NCIS Head to Head; Sheen Can Claim Another "Win"

Stefano Langon

Ratings behemoths NCIS and American Idol went head to head — and Idol won. And the self-proclaimed biggest "winner" of all, Charlie Sheen, helped ABC win a lot more viewers than usual.

Charlie Sheen on 20/20: I have a billion fans ... I expose people to magic

The CBS procedural attracted 19.2 million viewers (the low end of its range), while a 90-minute edition of the Fox network's singing competition — in which the top 12 male semifinalists performed — lured nearly 21.3 million. Idol's rating among 18-to-49-year-olds declined ...
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Cheers & Jeers: The Good Wife's "Great" Episode

Ken Leung and Julianna Margulies

Cheers to The Good Wife because, to put it in Facebook parlance, "it's complicated."

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A few weeks after its inspired Social Network-themed hour, CBS' sophomore drama once again waded into the shark-infested waters of the Internet with ...
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The Good Wife Election: Do We Have a Winner?

The Good Wife

Spoiler Alert: The following reveals major plot points from Tuesday's episode of The Good Wife.

After months of brutal debates, nasty campaign flyers and tireless campaigning, The Good Wife 's race for state's attorney may finally have a frontrunner in Peter Florrick (Chris Noth).

The three-way race suddenly became a two-person fight in Tuesday's episode after Glenn Childs (Titus Welliver) stepped down. With the current officeholder, and Peter's biggest rival, out of the running, does this mean Florrick is a lock to win?

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According to the series and its fictional political blog, Peter has been on the uptick with voters — especially young people — since he cursed during a political debate to protect Alicia's privacy (awww). Plus, last week's nannygate seems to have dented the once sterling armor of opponent Wendy Scott-Carr (Anika Noni Rose).

But what would Peter's win mean for the show? Alicia (Julianna Margulies) said she wants her husband to win -- she just doesn't "want to go back to the way things were." Translation: She wants to continue working, which would... read more

Elton John's Oscar Bash Rocks Out With Florence + the Machine

Elton John

First to arrive at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party was the host himself, Sir Elton John. Tanned and relaxed from a recent vacation to Hawaii with baby Zachary and husband David Furnish, John was all smiles as he talked about the family. As for rumors of Lady Gaga being named godmother, that's still in debate... read more

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Premiered: September 22, 2009, on CBS
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