TVLine Items: MTV Brings Back Punk'd, Live! With Kelly's Sporty Guest Hosts and More!

Get those trucker hats ready: MTV is reviving Punk’d!

Ashton Kutcher — the mastermind behind the original hidden-camera prank series — is back on board as an executive producer, but for Two and a Half very obvious reasons, will no longer serve as host. No word yet on who’ll replace him, but an announcement is expected …READ MORE

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Dexter, Fringe, Sons of Anarchy, Grey's, Chuck and More!

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: Do you have any light to shed on the Glee situation in coming weeks? —Becks
Ausiello: Here’s the sitch: The word around McKinley is that next week’s episode, “Asian F,” is destined to be inducted into the Glee Hall of Fame, right alongside such celebrated installments as Season 1’s “Wheels” and Season 2’s “Grilled Cheesus.” The Ian Brennan-penned hour centers on the long-simmering rivalry between Rachel and Mercedes (they’re competing for the lead in West Side Story), marks the arrival of Mike’s parents, and features music from Fame, Dreamgirls and (wait for it) Coldplay. Stay close to my Twitter feed Wednesday for more details on the episode.

Question: The Grey’s Anatomy premiere was heartbreaking. Do you have any scoop, please? —Jessica
Ausiello: Cristina may have terminated her pregnancy, but that storyline is far from over. …READ MORE

Commentary

Could Two and a Half Men's Ashton Kutcher Be Playing... Charlie Harper?

I may be about to waste 534 words here — and/or maybe I simply watched too many soaps back in the day — but I’m beginning to wonder if Two and a Half Men boss Chuck Lorre is planning to cheese off Charlie Sheen the most pointed way possible by having series newcomer Ashton Kutcher simply take over the role of unapologetic cad Charlie Harper. Crazy like a warlock? Hear me out. READ MORE

Fall TV Preview

Two and a Half Men First Look: Ashton Kutcher Takes Center Stage

Here’s your first look at a brand new publicity still from the upcoming ninth season of Two and a Half Men, premiering Monday, Sept. 19, at 9/8c.

Funny, it looks just like the hit sitcom’s old publicity still… save for one very subtle tweak. Can you spot it?! READ MORE & VIEW PHOTO

TVLine Items: Jersey Shore's Boozy Italy Video, Two New AMC Returns, Thrones Casting, More!

Poor Italy. MTV has released its first full-length preview of Jersey Shore‘s Season 4 trip abroad (premiering Thursday, Aug. 4), and there are just no words.

Snooki & Co. certainly put little to no effort into treating the European country with the respect it deserves, but if it’s Shore antics you want, it’s Shore antics you’ll get. READ MORE

Fall TV Preview

Ashton Kutcher Takes Stage at CBS Upfront, Calls Men Gig 'The Best Job in Show Business'

Those in attendance at CBS’ upfront presentation Wednesday afternoon got their first glimpse of a post-Charlie Sheen Two and a Half Men when Ashton Kutcher took to the stage alongside his new costars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones. READ MORE