Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm for Our Round-Up of TV's Lovably Despicable Characters

After a year-and-a-half hiatus, HBO’s minutiae-examining Curb Your Enthusiasm returns this Sunday at 10/9c with its eighth season. Now, as much as we love both the real and heightened versions of Larry David — and even his onscreen cohort, played by Jeff Garlin — fact is, these two partake in some pretty despicable behavior. Case in point: In the season’s second episode, the guys deny a dying dog its last supper in order to tame their own hunger. (Seriously!) And yet we watch, we laugh, and we love these men. This led us to ponder …READ MORE & REVIEW PHOTO GALLERY

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Scoop: Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz Joins Hung

Much-missed Ugly Betty alum Ana Ortiz has booked a multi-episode arc on HBO’s Hung.

The actress will play a woman with serious anger issues who becomes a client of part-time male prostitute Ray (Thomas Jane). Ray ends up helping her deal not only with her voracious sexual appetite, but also supporting her strong emotional needs.

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, House, Gossip Girl, HIMYM, Modern Family and More!

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

Question: Is How I Met Your Mother going to show us the “Mother’s” face in the season finale? Or are they going to make that the cliffhanger? —Matt
Ausiello:
No idea. I bet if we knew what the title of the episode was we could extract a clue or two from it. THIS JUST IN: I can exclusively reveal that the title of How I Met Your Mother‘s sixth season finale is… “Challenge Accepted.” What does it all mean? I believe that’s what God invented comments sections for.

Question: Tell me something about How I Met Your Mother that doesn’t involve the mother or the mystery wedding. —Jill
Ausiello:
The gang will suffer another devastating loss later this season. Hint: For the past six years, it’s been more up-close and personal with their privates, in particular their butts. I’m talking about their booth at MacLaren’s! A new group of friends enter the pub and steal their coveted perch. Cue World War III. …READ MORE