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Ratings: Parks and Recreation Flat in Return; Grey's, Scandal Improve

Amy Poehler and Bradley Whitford

Parks and Recreation returned after a month off in a new timeslot to the same numbers.

Now in the post-Office berth, the NBC comedy drew 3.5 million viewers and a 1.8 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic ...
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Mega Buzz: New Love Interests on Mentalist and Dexter and an NCIS: LA Return

Simon Baker, The Mentalist; Michael C. Hall, Dexter; Chris O’Donnell, NCIS: LA

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

What else can you tell me about Patrick Jane's new love interest on The Mentalist? — Christine
ADAM:
Creator Bruno Heller wants to be clear about one thing: Loralei (Emmanuelle Chriqui) is no ordinary cocktail waitress, and as such viewers should take this relationship seriously. "It's certainly not a fling and it's not a spur-of-the-moment booty call or anything like that," Heller says. "She comes into Jane's life at a very, very low ebb. He's at a moment when he really needs a helping hand and a little ray of light, and she provides that."

Please tell me you have info on Dexter! — James
NATALIE:
Could Dexter be getting... read more

USA's Political Animals Swears In Dan Futterman and Roger Bart

Roger Bart, Dan Futterman

Dan Futterman and Roger Bart are the latest to jump on board USA's Political Animals, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The six-part miniseries, from Greg Berlanti  (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood), stars Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, a... read more

Ellen Burstyn Joins USA's Political Animals

Ellen Burstyn

Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn has joined USA's miniseries Political Animals, the network announced.

Set to premiere this summer, the six-part series will focus on Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver), a divorced former first lady and current Secretary of State who struggles to keep her family together as she deals with the State Department's crises. She strikes an ...
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The Mentalist Exclusive: The Shield's Kenny Johnson to Play Lisbon's Ex!

Kenny Johnson, Robin Tunney

The Mentalist viewers will soon meet another man in Teresa Lisbon's life — but this time it's a man from her past.

Spring Preview: Get more scoop on your favorite shows

The Shield
's Kenny Johnson has been tapped to play Greg Taybeck, the high school boyfriend and ex-fiancé of Lisbon (Robin Tunney), TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. When Greg becomes involved in one of the CBI's cases... read more

Ratings: Scandal Opens Modestly on a Night of Lows

Henry Ian Cusick and Kerry Washington

Scandal didn't break out big, but it got off to a decent start for ABC.

Shonda Rhimes' new series premiered Thursday to 7.4 million viewers and a 2.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, putting it ...
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Emmanuelle Chriqui Cast in The Mentalist

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Entourage alum Emmanuelle Chriqui has been cast on Fox's The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has confirmed. read more

Ratings: Community Holds Strong Against a Spock-ified Big Bang Theory

Yvette Nicole Brown

Community had a huge test Thursday — and it passed.

Facing off against both American Idol and The Big Bang Theory for the first time since its return, the NBC comedy held steady with 3.6 million viewers and a 1.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. It is Community's second-highest rating since Sept. 29.

Who went home on Idol?

Big Bang, which featured ...
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Entourage Alum Jordan Belfi to Guest-Star on Grey's Anatomy

Jordan Belfi

Entourage alum Jordan Belfi has landed a two-episode guest spot on Grey's Anatomy, TVLine reports.
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Mega Buzz: Private Parenthood, Mad Men Tension and a Glee Breakup?

Private Practice, Mad Men, Glee

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

Every week I ask for Private Practice news and will keep asking till I get some. Please, I'm desperate! Any CharCoop news? —Kriti
NATALIE:
Erica's inevitable demise will be the first parenting challenge for Charlotte and Cooper. "Their principal concern is Mason's psychological well-being in dealing with her [death]," Paul Adelstein says. "He said goodbye to her, but she's still alive and he knows she's still alive, so as much resolution as there was, that actually causes some problems. Then they're going to have a grieving child, and they're going to be grieving themselves, so it's a big challenge for them."

It's odd, but I missed Betty in the Mad Men premiere. When will be seeing her? — Ashley
ADAM:
Don't worry, Ashley, Betty is in Sunday's episode. And... read more

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