The 10 Most Underrated TV Performances of 2011

When you think back on the year’s standout small-screen performances, no doubt you’ll think of Madeleine Stowe’s turn as a hot, hot piece of ice on Revenge. You’ll recall the Jim Parsons/Mayim Bialik tag team on The Big Bang Theory. You’ll hail the cast of Modern Family (possibly, in particular, in the warp-speed Christmas episode).

But since the holidays are a time for reflection, why not take TVLine’s lead and consider a few performances that you might have overlooked the first time around? READ MORE & VIEW GALLERY

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Desperate Housewives Exclusive: The Ladies Are Staying — But For How Long?!

After months of negotiations, the four stars of ABC’s Desperate Housewives — Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria — are finalizing eight-figure deals to stay put on Wisteria Lane.

The new pacts, which are for one year with an option for a second, pave the way for ABC to renew the show for an eighth season — though it is unclear if that will happen right away or closer to the May upfronts.

The quartet’s new base salary would be around …READ MORE