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'Sexiest Man Alive 2011': Which TV Stars Made the Cut?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 17th 2011 6:05AM
Bradley Cooper, People's 'Sexiest Man Alive 2011'Bradley Cooper's been celebrating being named as 'People' magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive 2011.' After saying his first thought on hearing the news was, "My mother is going to be so happy," the buff 'Hangover' star joked "I'm waiting for Dax Shepard to come out, and that it's an episode of 'Punk'd.'"

Cooper added: "I think it's really cool that a guy who doesn't look like a model can have this. ... I think I'm a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying."

So which TV stars have been deemed hot enough to join Cooper on the list? Well, there are some conventional hotties like 'Luther' star Idris Elba, 'Community's Joel McHale and 'Game of Thrones' glowering Horse Lord Jason Momoa, but there are also a few guys who are, well, perhaps less obviously hot in the conventional sense.

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Kelsey Grammer Returning to '30 Rock,' Megan Mullally Books 'Up All Night' & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 14th 2011 7:30PM
Kelsey Grammer 30 RockThe Best Friends Gang is getting back together on '30 Rock.'

According to TV Guide, 'Boss' star Kelsey Grammer will return to '30 Rock' and reunite with Kenneth and Jenna for a scam. Grammer previously guest starred as himself in the Season 5 episode 'Reaganing.' In the Season 5 episode, the trio scammed Carvel.

The Season 6 episode will feature a bigger scam, Grammer told TV Guide. Look for the former 'Frasier' star to pants Pete (Scott Adsit).

In other casting news ...

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Tina Fey Covered in Paint Filming '30 Rock' in New York

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 30th 2011 1:00PM
It looks like '30 Rock' may be taking a page from 'Community''s paintball episodes.

Tina Fey was spotted in New York City Friday shooting a '30 Rock' scene that had Liz Lemon covered in red paint after getting doused by PETA for wearing a white fur coat.

'30 Rock' started production on Season 6 two weeks ago, but still doesn't have a set premiere date.

Check out a larger photo of Fey drenched in paint after the jump.

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Dot-Marie Jones Will Roshambo for the Emmy (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 23rd 2011 4:30PM
Dot-Marie Jones on her 'Glee' Emmy nomination on 'Good Day LA'Dot-Marie Jones's Coach Beiste is perhaps the only person in the 'Glee' universe who could go toe-to-toe with Jane Lynch's Sue Sylvester. For that fortitude and charisma, she was rewarded with an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress.

Tuesday, 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on FOX) anchor Tony McEwing got a glimpse of how intimidating Jones can be when he mispronounced her character's name (it's pronounced like "beast," but McEwing said "beasty").

McEwing immediately apologized, and asked her to be gentle. "I'm always gentle," she said, "for a minute." He also noticed she had a broken foot. "I broke a bone because somebody wasn't gentle, Tony," said Jones.

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Alec Baldwin Breaks 'SNL' Record by Hosting Season 37 Premiere

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 3rd 2011 5:00AM
Alec BaldwinHis Schweddy Balls are already the stuff of legend, and now 'Saturday Night Live' frequent flyer Alec Baldwin is set to break the long-running show's hosting record.

Baldwin is currently tied with Steve Martin for the 'SNL' record after he hosted the show for the 15th time last year. However, executive producer Lorne Michaels told reporters that Baldwin is now set to break Martin's record by hosting the Season 37 premiere in the fall.

'Mike & Molly' star Melissa McCarthy is lined up to host the second episode of the new season.

Baldwin pulls double duty as the star of Michaels' other NBC show, '30 Rock,' which is, of course, a fictionalized version of 'SNL.'

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Lorne Michaels: '30 Rock' Still Has Life and Vitality After Season 6

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 2nd 2011 11:30AM
30 RockDespite rumors, blog posts and quotes about departing stars, Lorne Michaels said '30 Rock' won't be going anywhere after Season 6.

Series stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin are contracted through the end of this upcoming season and despite published reports, Michaels, an executive producer on the series, told Vulture he can't imagine Season 6 will be the last for '30 Rock.'

"I can't imagine doing the show without Alec, but I couldn't imagine doing ['Saturday Night Live'] without Chevy," Michaels told Vulture. "And we're still on the air."

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What to Watch: May 3 - 9

by Stephanie Earp, posted May 5th 2010 11:11AM

Friday Night Lights
- Friday May 7, 8 pm, NBC

The opening episode of season four of this epic and beautiful series is called 'East of Dillon' and finds our favourite coach looking over his lot at East Dillon High, the school that time forgot. As Coach Taylor comes to terms with coaching a team without any of the advantages money can buy, his wife Tami is trying to deal with a new atmosphere at Dillon High. The tension between the haves and the have-nots is mounting. Meanwhile, Matt, Tim and the rest of the kids try to figure out what's left when football is over. Don't expect it to be easy on your heartstrings.

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Thursday-Night Shows Hit With Low Ratings

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 23rd 2010 3:00PM

SurvivorThis is either a hiccup or a sign of things to come: Ratings for most of the shows that aired last night were down, according to the Live Feed.

The ratings winner was CBS, who aired 'Survivor,' 'CSI' (which tied its all-time series low, with 13.3 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo) and 'The Mentalist.'

Fox placed second with 'Bones' and 'Fringe,' which pulled in 8.8 million and 5.9 million viewers, respectively.

Meanwhile, things didn't turn out well on the NBC front: 'Community' hit a series low, with a measly 3.9 million viewers,' while 'The Office' (6.4 million) and a double-feature of '30 Rock' (4.2 million, 5.2 million) hit season lows.

Also hitting a season low: ABC's 'Private Practice,' with just 7.4 million viewers.

Tell us: What did you watch last night?

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'30 Rock' - 'Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 23rd 2010 11:40AM
(S04E17) "Thank you, Lemon, but my true present is that exquisite ensemble. You look like a prison weed dealer." - Jack to Liz, on her singles dodge ball outfit.

Jack, Jack, Jack! I guess there are worse things than having to choose between gorgeous Elizabeth Banks and beautiful Julianne Moore on your 51st birthday. I'm with Liz, though. Guys have it easy. They just get more distinguished and stately as they get older. Girls get flabby arms and wrinkles. " You're juggling two beautiful women while I have to pay to have kick balls whipped at me," says Liz. "This is gender inequity out the yang."

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Late Night Wars on '30 Rock' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 23rd 2010 4:05AM
Late Night Wars on '30 Rock'Tina Fey is the star and producer of '30 Rock' (Thu., 9:30PM ET on NBC). She's also a friend of Conan O'Brien. But that probably had nothing to do with the current episode of the show. Although the latest episode did oddly parody the late night wars between O'Brien and his rival Jay Leno. Maybe it's just all a coincidence?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Will Ferrell on '30 Rock' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 23rd 2010 1:20AM
Will Ferrell on '30 Rock'Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) is a talented, hard-working, independent woman. But on tonight's '30 Rock' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on NBC), she learns the dreadful secret of how she really got her job on network TV. Apparently, her network had previously aired an incredibly sexist show called 'Bitch Hunter.' The only way to recover from the awful show was to hire an actual woman to replace it. Thus, it turns out that Liz got her job through affirmative action.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Tracy Morgan Gets Choked Up Talking About Tina Fey (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 6th 2010 5:38PM
Tracy MorganTracy Morgan stopped by 'Oprah Winfrey' (weekdays, syndicated) and discussed Tina Fey's role in shaping his career. When Oprah Winfrey asked the funnyman how he'd describe Fey's influence, Morgan appeared to get choked up.

"She's my friend, Tina's my friend," Morgan said. "I love her ... she understood I knew who I was ... she understood I was making choices."

Morgan said Fey not only wrote him parts, but encouraged him to develop his persona. But, just how did Fey come to understand Morgan? Well, according to him, it's because she partied with him.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Fey and Carell Prove That The Gap Between TV and Movie Stardom is Disappearing

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 5th 2010 4:02PM
Steve Carell and Tina Fey in 'Date Night'Let me start this post off by getting this out of the way right now: I have no idea whether 'Date Night,' the new big-screen comedy from Tina Fey and Steve Carell coming out on Friday, is any good, or whether it'll make any money. From what I can see from the ads, it isn't looking promising, but good movies have been victimized by bad ads for as long as TV and movies have co-existed.

What has been the most remarkable about the promotion and marketing of this movie, though, has been this: Nothing, from the movie ads to the breathless previews on entertainment channels, to any of the print stories, are making a big deal that this movie is headlined two (gulp) television stars. And it's the career paths of both Fey and Carell that make this so refreshing.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Bones,' 'Lost' and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 4th 2010 9:03AM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: '30 Rock,' 'Bones,' 'Castle,' 'CSI: Miami,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Glee,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Lost,' and 'Ugly Betty.'

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Julianne Moore's 'As the World Turns' Cameo Set For April 5

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 31st 2010 3:30PM
Julianne MooreJulianne Moore will make her much-hyped cameo appearance on the final season of 'As the World Turns' on Apr. 5.

According to EW.com -- which has a sneak peek of her cameo -- Moore's character will greet her parents and wish them well and, well, that's about it.

Moore originally appeared on 'As the World Turns' in 1985, playing the dual role of half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes. The actress won a Daytime Emmy for the role(s) in 1988. She's one of many to have played dual roles on soaps. (Check out our rundown for more.)

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