The Middle Exclusive: Molly Shannon to Play Patricia Heaton's TV Sis!
Capping a week chock full of ingenuous TV hirings, The Middle has scored a casting coup of its own: The ABC comedy has snagged Saturday Night Live vet Molly Shannon to guest star as Patricia Heaton’s onscreen sis! READ MORE
Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on House, Glee, Bones, Sons of Anarchy, The Middle and More!
Has House been misbehaving behind bars? What is the romantic priority for Glee‘s Brittany this year? Now that Bones has a bun in the oven, who will be Booth’s new partner? Read on for those answers, plus other teases from some of TV’s hottest shows. READ MORE
TVLine Items: Raymond Reunion on The Middle, First SNL Hosts Are Revealed, and More
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
Fall TV: ABC Sets Premiere Dates, Including Supersized Grey's Anatomy and Modern Family
ABC is the third network (following The CW and Fox) to unveil its detailed premiere plan for the fall TV season, and it features five “supersized” openers, including … READ MORE
Exclusive: The Middle Eyes Super-sized 'Family Vacation' Season Premiere
Fans of The Middle may be doubly rewarded for sweating out the ABC comedy’s summer hiatus, by way of a super-sized Season 3 premiere that finds the Hecks hitting the road in Griswoldian fashion. READ MORE
Mad Men, Fringe, Good Wife, Modern Family, Community, Justified Lead Critics Choice Kudos
In what hopefully will turn out to be a harbinger of the 2011 Emmys, the nominations for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced this morning, and a handful of acclaimed yet heretofore kudos-deprived series were at last singled out. ABC’s red-hot Modern Family received the most nods of any program (six), followed by fellow awards magnet Mad Men. But about those breakthrough shows… READ MORE
Emmys 2011: Sizing Up the Best Comedy Race — And Sharing Our Dream Nominees
Summertime isn’t all about pool parties and picnics — at least not here at TVLine. No, for us this week marks the official start of Emmy season, seeing as the nomination process is about to begin, culminating in the July 14 reveal of who did/didn’t got a nod. In the coming days, we’ll be taking a close look at all the contenders in the major races and highlighting our dream candidates — the six shows and performers in each category that we think voters should recognize when they fill out their ballots.
First up: Outstanding Comedy Series … READ MORE & VOTE
TVLine Items: Rihanna Nixes X Factor Gig, Glee Covers 'Friday,' and Other TV News to Know
Rest assured, Rihanna will not be judging Fox’s X Factor. READ MORE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, True Blood, Fringe, Good Wife, Grey's Anatomy, and more!
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Question: Can you give me anything on Puck and Quinn on Glee? —Karen
Ausiello: It appears the Mohawked One has moved on. For one, Mark Salling told us, “It might be a while” before “Quick” fans are thrown any kind of bone. Secondly, I hear Puck’s interest in Lauren (the awesome Ashley Fink) will evolve into a full-blown romance before the season is over. BTW, If Fink isn’t a series regular by this time next season I’ll write a rave review of One Tree Hill. Triple pinky swear.
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