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Exclusive: Criminal Minds Scares Up Cuckoo's Nest and Chucky Star Brad Dourif

Brad Dourif

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Chucky star Brad Dourif will guest-star in an episode of Criminal Minds to be directed by star Matthew Gray Gubler, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Once Upon a Time Scoop: Annabeth Gish Joins Season 2 in Howling Role

Annabeth Gish

The X-Files alum Annabeth Gish is the latest actress to land a magical role on Once Upon a Time, TVGuide.com has learned. 

Gish will play... read more

Gillian Anderson Splits from Longtime Boyfriend

Gillian Anderson and Mark Griffiths

Gillian Anderson has called it quits with her partner of six years, Mark Griffiths, People reports.

Anderson and Griffiths, who never wed, started dating in 2006 and have ...
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Ask Matt: The Newsroom, Glee Project, Falling Skies, True Blood, More

The Newsroom

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

Question: It seems that many TV critics (you being a notable exception) are coming down hard on The Newsroom, and I was wondering if you have an idea of why this is. Yes, it's preachy, but every Aaron Sorkin show and movie is. Successful, intelligent career women are portrayed as being driven mostly by their hormones, but that's true of every woman character on TV that's written by a man (unless played by Julianna Margulies or Connie Britton). And some of the plot contrivances (the wayward e-mails, the Bigfoot obsession, the cute blonde assistant who is smart when the plot needs her smart and dumb when the plot needs her dumb) are cringe-worthy. On the other hand, you've got a talented, likable cast ably delivering some of the snappiest dialogue on TV, which right there puts it ahead of 95 percent of everything else.

I'm not saying it's not flawed, but the pluses outweigh the minuses by quite a bit, and the show is wildly entertaining. So why the heavily negative reaction? Is Sorkin held to a higher standard? Are journalists taking more shots because the show is set in a milieu they know (a newsroom) rather than the White House? Curious on your take on this. — Rick

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Exclusive: Law & Order: SVU Casts Adam Baldwin as Cragen's Replacement!

Adam Baldwin, Dann Florek

It may take longer to unwind last season's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit cliff-hanger than we thought.

Law & Order: SVU's Bloody Wake-Up Call — What's Next?

SVU
has cast Chuck and Firefly alum Adam Baldwin to play Capt. Steven Harris, the squad's new interim captain, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. He will take over the duties usually handled by Capt. Donald Cragen (Dann Florek), who is suspected of murder after he was last seen waking up next to a dead prostitute in SVU's Season 13 finale... read more

Desperate Housewives' Kathryn Joosten Dies at 72

Kathryn Joosten

Kathryn Joosten, best known for her roles on Desperate Housewives and The West Wing, died Friday of lung cancer, TVLine reports. She was 72 years old.

Joosten, who won two Emmys for her portrayal of Mrs. McCluskey on Housewives, passed away in... read more

Weekend TV in Review: Fringe Exits, Being Human Returns, Walking Dead and More

The Walking Dead

So much coming and going in the volatile, fragile world of fantasy/horror TV. Once again, we're bidding adieu to Fox's freaky Fringe (Friday, 9/8c) for a month. read more

Exclusive: Fairly Legal Adds Melinda McGraw as New Judge

Melinda McGraw

Fairly Legal is adding Mad Men's Melinda McGraw as a new judge this coming season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

McGraw will play Judge Victoria Connors, a new addition to the San Francisco Supreme Courts. Connors is described as a sharp and free-spirited recent divorcee known for her passion for the law, and possibly the... read more

Supernatural Episode Recap: "Time After Time"

Sam and Dean temporarily put aside their quest to bring down Dick Roman long enough for Dean to get thrown back in time to 1944. So while Dean's hanging with Mr. Untouchable himself, Eliot Ness, Sam's trying to figure out a way to bring him back to the future.

There's a smile on my face as I'm writing this blog. The smile started while I was watching this episode and it hasn't stopped since. This is the first Supernatural this season that has blown me away from beginning to end. It's a complete success. I have no major complaints. It makes me happy to write that, however, this wasn't a given. These '40s noir-themed episodes TV shows like to do from time to time aren't normally my favorites. Everyone wants to do them but not everybody can do them right. Supernatural did it right and then some.

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The X-Files' John Neville Dies at 86

John Neville

John Neville, best remembered by TV fans as The Well-Manicured Man in The X-Files, has died, Canadian Press reports. He was 86.
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Premiered: September 10, 1993, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: `The truth is out there,' and FBI agents Scully and Mulder seek it in this sci-fi phenomenon about their quest to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien abductions and just about anything else paranormal. The tales were spooky and well-written, but the long-running cult favorite's strength was a gallery of intriguing (when they weren't just enigmatic) characters, and the dynamic---and intense bond---between believer Mulder and skeptic Scully.

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