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Emmys 2011: Who Deserves the Award for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series? Take Our Poll!


Bad news for Nurse Jackie‘s Edie Falco: Emmy voters haven’t awarded the Lead Actress in a Comedy statuette to the same lady in consecutive years since Patricia Heaton’s victories for Everybody Loves Raymond back in 2000 and 2001. But it’s even worse news for Tina Fey, …READ MORE

TVLine Items: Raymond Reunion on The Middle, First SNL Hosts Are Revealed, and More

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Fresh off of Men of a Certain Age‘s brutal axing, Ray Romano has landed a guest spot on ABC’s The Middle, which of course stars his Everybody Loves Raymond wife, Patricia Heaton. READ MORE

Ask Ausiello: Scoop on Grey's, The Office, CSI: NY, Bones, Vampire Diaries, Chuck and More!

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Question: I’m looking for some Grey’s Anatomy gossip! Please give me some good (hopefully amazing) Mark and Lexie scoop. —Amy
This is pretty much as good as it gets: Shonda Rhimes tells me that they’re far from over — despite the fact that last season ended with Mark endorsing Lexie’s romance with Jackson. “It’s going to [remain] a viable triangle,” reveals the Grey’s boss. “Mark is trying to move on from Lexie, but there’s inherent comedy there, especially as Jackson tries to pursue a career in plastics” — aka Mark’s specialty.

Question: Parks and Recreation scoop? Give me something, please! —Ignacio
Hot on the heels of the news that Patricia Clarkson would be playing Tammy 1 comes word that the show is now looking for a “name” to play … READ MORE

Fall TV: CBS Sets Premiere Dates, Including NCIS, HIMYM and An Extra-Big Bang

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CBS is the fourth network (following The CWFox and ABC) to release its fall TV premiere plan, and the 23rd cycle of reality juggernaut Survivor will kick things off on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The Eye Net is giving its buzzy new sitcom 2 Broke Girls a special sneak preview behind the high-profile Ashton Kutcher-headlined relaunch of Two and a Half Men on Sept. 19 (delaying the return of …READ MORE & VIEW DATES

Save the Dates! CBS Announces May Finales

"Two-Faced" -- Ziva (Cote de Pablo, right) finally introduces her boyfriend, Ray, to the team, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured: Michael Weatherly (left)
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Placing fourth (behind NBC, The CW and ABC) in The Amazing Announce Your May Finales Race, CBS on Monday revealed its own slate of season-enders. It looks a little something like… READ MORE

Ratings: Castle, House, Chicago Code, Gossip Girl on the Upswing

CASTLE - "Almost Famous" -- Responding to an "Officer Down" emergency call, Castle and Beckett's latest case takes a shocking turn when it's revealed that the victim isn't a cop but a male stripper dressed up as one. The murder leads them into the world of male strip clubs, the hardships of struggling actors, and the price that people pay in pursuit of fame. Did our victim's dreams of stardom get him killed, or was there something more nefarious afoot?, on "Castle," MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/MITCH HADDAD)

Turns out Brad Womack can be a force for good. To wit, look at the positive impact he’s having on Castle’s ratings!

Buoyed by a surging Bachelor (10.3 million viewers, up 11 percent) the first part of Castle‘s two-episode Adrian Pasdar arc attracted 9 million viewers to score its most-watched episode since early November. (It also probably didn’t hurt that it was a kick-ass eppy.)

Over on Fox, House was up a tick in both total viewers (10.3 million) and the 18-49 demo (3.5), while lead-out Chicago Code added 600K viewers (to 7.9 million) and two-tenths in the demo (to 2.2).

Elsewhere on Monday: …READ MORE

CBS Eyes Rules of Engagement, Mike & Molly to Fill Two and a Half Men Void


Following Friday’s announcement that Two and a Half Men production would halt due to Charlie Sheen entering rehab, CBS is making some scheduling moves to help the void feel a little less obvious.

This means more Rules of Engagement — and likely Mike & Molly — are headed your way. READ MORE

Scoop! Queer As Folk Heartthrob Stirs Up Trouble for Mike & Molly

"Mike's Apartment" -- Mike (Billy Gardell, left) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy, right) share a romantic date, on MIKE & MOLLY, Monday, Oct. 25 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Ron Tom/Warner Bros. ©2010 Warner Bros. Television. All Rights Reserved.

This is a casting scoop about a baker, so prepare for heaping servings of delicious wordplay.

Robert Gant has landed a role on CBS’s hit freshman comedy, Mike & Molly, TVLine has learned. An alum of such shows as Queer As Folk (where he played Professor Ben Bruckner) and Popular, he will guest-star as … READ MORE

Big Bang Boss Chuck Lorre Talks About Globes Nod, Backstage Drama and More

"The Tangerine Factor" -- The cast of THE BIG BANG THEORY - Kunal Nayyar (second to the left), Johnny Galecki (third from left), Kaley Cuoco (center), Jim Parsons (second from right) and Simon Helberg (foreground, right) - on set with executive producers Bill Prady (far left) and Chuck Lorre (far right).  The first season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, May 19 (8:00-8:30pm ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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Be gone with your bazingas, because this is the real deal, folks: CBS’ The Big Bang Theory has collected its first-ever Golden Globe nomination in the Best Comedy category. (Cast member Jim Parsons also earned a nod, for Best Comedy Actor.) To mark this occasion, I spoke with Big Bang co-creator Chuck Lorre about …READ MORE