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I just watched The Mentalist finale again, and I have no idea what they're going to do next season. Any clues? — Chris
ADAM: It's simple: Jane will claim that he killed Red John in self-defense after he learned that Red John was communicating with his mole, Agent O'Loughlin. (We all saw the gun and the phone call, right?) Not so fast, says series creator Bruno Heller. "Not only is there no cell phone with any calls from an FBI Agent named O'Loughlin, but no gun will be found [by the police]," he says, hinting that someone is still pulling the strings. "Within five minutes of the season-opener, Jane is in jail for homicide with no way out. And he and Lisbon, to some extent, start questioning his sanity." There we go — the insanity defense!
I can't wait for Weeds to return! How will Nancy be different after "Plan C"? — Amanda
NATALIE: Don't assume that being behind bars has taught Nancy anything....
As the TV season comes to a close, TV Guide Network takes a look back at the best finales of all time.
From the cut-to-black ending of The Sopranos to the vaguely spiritual final act of Lost, Jason Alexander counts down the most unforgettable finales. The special also features interviews with stars of these talked-about finales, including Will & Grace's Megan Mullally, Dallas' Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman, M*A*S*H's Mike Farrell and The Shield's Walton Goggins.
TBS, TNT Logos
TNT's programming slate includes a drama starring Eric McCormack, projects from John Wells and Mitch Albom and a TNT Tuesday Night Mystery, while TBS hopes to build on its "Very Funny" motto with The Wedding Band.
Fall 2011 TV scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is set to reprise his role as Tony Awards host for the 2011 ceremony, Deadline reports.
Harris, 37, earned rave reviews when he first hosted...
Pretty Little Liars
ABC Family announced an ambitious summer slate Monday that includes a series about being switched at birth, Raven-Symoné's headlining comedy and the return of Pretty Little Liars.
Leading off on Monday, June 6 at 9/8c is Switched at Birth. The one-hour drama follows two teens, Daphne and Bay, from different backgrounds who learn they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. The families eventually meet and must learn how to live together. Newcomer Katie Leclerc plays Daphne and Vanessa Marano (Gilmore Girls) is Bay. Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Constance Marie (George Lopez), D.W. Moffett (Friday Night Lights) and High School Musical's Lucas Grabeel co-star.
Adam Goldberg has joined Robert De Niro's cop drama pilot Rookies, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The CBS project revolves around six new NYPD cops trying to balance their personal lives while working the streets of ...
Debra Messing, Mariska Hargitay
Thank God Steven Spielberg scored Debra Messing for his musical pilot, Smash, because TV really needs her back.
Last night, the woman we fell in love with on Will & Grace and cheered for The Starter Wife put her comedy chops aside and sank her teeth ...
Debra Messing, Law & Order: SVU
For her upcoming Law & Order: SVU guest role, Debra Messing is branching out from her Will & Grace roots and getting into her inner... Chris Hansen?
"I found out that Debra Messing was interested in coming onto the show. She and Mariska Hargitay are good friends. ... She didn't really know what she wanted to do and I didn't really have a story for her," associate producer and consultant Judy McCreary says. "All of a sudden it clicked, and I said 'What if we did a take on Chris Hansen, who hosts To Catch a Predator? And that's how the show was born."
Will and Grace alum Debra Messing is eyeing a return to NBC with the hour-long musical pilot, Smash, Deadline.com reports.
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Based on an idea by Steven Spielberg, Smash follows a group of people who come together to put on a Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe. Messing is in talks to play lyricist Julia, who works alongside the show's gay musical composer. That role has not yet been cast.
ABC Family picked up three new series Monday, including a comedy starring longtime Disney star Raven-Symoné.
The Great State of Georgia is a half-hour comedy centered on an aspiring actress with a big personality named Georgia (Symoné), trying to make headway in New York with her science geek best friend. Roswell's Majandra Delfino will also star. The show is executive-produced by Kirk J. Rudell (Will & Grace) and best-selling author Jennifer Weiner (Good in Bed, In Her Shoes).
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The drama Switched at Birth follows...