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TV's 20 Biggest Disappointments of 2011

HOUSE:  Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) worries about House in the "After Hours" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, May 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Jordin Althaus/FOX

Just as TV can exceed our expectations by, say, taking what felt like the umpteenth couples comedy and parlaying it into wonderful, weekly Happy Endings, gripping us tight with Homeland drama or reviving the primetime sudser with a delicious serving of Revenge, small screen fare can also let us down.

With 2011 drawing to a close, we reflected on 20 instances over the past year when, for one reason or another, the TV gods didn’t quite smile on us. VIEW SLIDESHOW


The 10 Most Underrated TV Performances of 2011

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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


Why Didn't Gossip Girl Dare to Dair? Is Revenge Hiding a Sibling Secret? And More TV Questions!

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We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, here are some queries we are going to throw at you, from shows such as Nikita, Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Glee, Revenge, Bones and Community! READ MORE


TVLine Items: Desperate Housewife Bedded By AMC Vet, 'Support Community' PSA and More!

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One of Pine Valley’s finest is coming to Wisteria Lane.

All My Children alum Cameron Mathison has landed a guest spot on the final season of Desperate Housewives, playing …READ MORE


Desperate Housewives Exclusive: Dana Delany, Kyle MacLachlan Book Final Season Comebacks

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Wisteria Lane will be experiencing increased congestion this winter.

With Desperate Housewives inching closer to its series finale this May, the show is welcoming back three of its most popular graduates: Dana Delany (Katherine), Kyle MacLachlan (Orson) and Andrea Bowen (Julie). READ MORE


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Bones, Gossip Girl, HIMYM, Housewives, Vamp Diaries and More!

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I heard a rumor that someone on Glee is going to buy an engagement ring soon. Do you know who it is and when the question gets popped? —Carrie?
Ausiello: I think I do. Sources confirm that the first episode back in January is titled “The Proposal.” Those same sources also reveal that the episode is a big one for (drumroll, please) Will and Emma! READ MORE


TVLine Items: Bones Baby Bombshell, 90210's Gay Nups, Housewives Scoop and More!

BONES:  When a 15-year-old Jane Doe is found on the streets, it is up to Brennan (Emily Deschanel, L), Jeffersonian Intern Arastoo Vaziri (guest star Pej Vahdat, R) and the entire Jeffersonian  team to figure out her history and if she is responsible for a recent murder in "The Signs in the Silence" episode of BONES airing Thursday, May 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Adam Taylor/FOX

Brace yourselves, Bones fans: Brennan will go into labor this April while — gasp! — behind bars. READ MORE


Ratings: Despite Dwindling Housewives, ABC's Pan Am Has Solid Take-Off

PAN AM - ABC's "Pan Am" stars Karine Vanasse as Colette, Michael Mosley as Ted, Margot Robbie as Laura, Mike Vogel as Dean, Christina Ricci as Maggie and Kelli Garner as Kate. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)

ABC’s Pan Am flew some very friendly skies in its Sunday night premiere, this despite leading out of Desperate Housewives‘ lowest-rated season opener ever.

The ladies of Wisteria Lane at 9 pm drew 9.8 million total viewers and a 3.1 demo rating, plunging 24 and 28 percent, respectively, from the show’s year-ago premiere. Pan Am however built on that audience, checking in … READ MORE


Fall TV Poll: What Will You Watch on Sundays?

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The Fall TV season is right around the corner, and some tough viewing choices are coming. Let’s see what your gameplan is for Sunday night. READ MORE & VOTE FOR WHAT YOU’LL BE WATCHING


Desperate Housewives Scoop… Out a Grave!

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Call them the Pretty Little Conspirators. As seen in the first flurry of photos from the final season premiere of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Carlos, with wife Gaby and the other Housewives, will dig a potter’s grave for … READ MORE, VIEW PHOTOS & WATCH VIDEO