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'Terra Nova': Showdown at Lucas' Portal to the Future (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 13th 2011 1:00AM
'Terra Nova' - 'Within'It was a week of revelations and potentially series changing moments on 'Terra Nova' (Mon., 8PM ET on Fox). First, Shannon's investigation into the traitor within Terra Nova finally began to bear fruit, but there's still the question of why.

Meanwhile, Taylor's son has finally finished his work on the portal, leading to a tense and dramatic confrontation. It was a very mini-'Stargate' moment when Lucas turned on the device, opening a portal to the future. He stepped through it, warning that he would come back with allies to destroy everything Taylor has built.

So Taylor rallied the troops. With the Eleventh Pilgrimage days away, there is every reason to suspect it will be stacked with those same allies just as the Sixth Pilgrimage was. The end game for this season of 'Terra Nova' is nearly here. It remains to be seen if it will be a season ender, or a series ender.

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Dianna Agron: My 'Glee' Character Was Almost Scrapped

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2011 2:10PM
Dianna Agron GleeCan you imagine 'Glee' without Quinn Fabray's crazy plotting and scheming? Dianna Agron said her character was almost dropped from the hit Fox series.

"They were going to scrap the character, but Robert [Ulrich, the casting director] asked for one more chance," Agron told Nylon about her 'Glee' audition.

Two days after her reading, Ulrich gave her some instructions to help her land the part.

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'The X Factor' Recap: Top 4 Revealed - Who Was Eliminated? (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Dec 8th 2011 9:10PM
The X FactorFor one blissful moment around the ten minute mark, I almost fooled myself into thinking that this week's 'X Factor' results show was only a half hour long. Surely, I thought, they couldn't stretch the announcement of the final four over an hour. (Do I even go here?)

Sadly, thanks to musical performances from Lenny Kravitz -- with no probing questions about 'The Hunger Games,' for shame, Steve Jones -- and Mary J. Blige, plus an inane video introducing us to the tireless backstage crew, the producers just about managed to pad the episode. And what a shocking episode it turned out to be.

The act sent home this week was ...

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'The X Factor' Recap: The Top 5 Perform Dance and Self-Selected Songs (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Dec 7th 2011 11:05PM
Melanie AmaroAfter last week's stunning (and in some quarters, highly divisive) elimination, this week's 'X Factor' performance show felt a little anticlimactic -- especially since we didn't have Blanket Jackson in the front row showing us how not to emote.

The theme was a little vague this week, promising popular songs sung in a dance style (as you can imagine, Josh Krajcik was somewhat perturbed by this development). And, because of a vaguely-explained technical glitch that prevented the contestants from singing Pepsi Challenge songs, we were also treated to tunes of the contestants' choosing, which were all put together in under 24 hours. (It showed.)

Hit the jump for our take on the final five's double performances, and place your bets on who is most likely to go home.

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Jimmy and Frank Surprised by Their Childhood Bully on 'Raising Hope' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 7th 2011 1:00AM
'Raising Hope' - 'The Men of New Natesville'Frank has been getting more and more play this season on 'Raising Hope' (Tue., 9:30PM ET on FOX), and it looks like he's poised to become Jimmy's new friend to replace the two from season one who've basically disappeared. But they're doing it without minimizing his weirdness.

In fact, the more we learn about Frank, the weirder he is. That said, we were equal parts in love with, disturbed by and impressed with the scale model of the town he built throughout his house. Sure, it's a testament to his loneliness, as we learned when he revealed to Jimmy that he was bullied incessantly through school.

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Jess Tries to Unleash Her Inner Bad Girl For Sex on 'New Girl' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 7th 2011 12:30AM
'New Girl' - 'Bad in Bed'It's been six years since Jess has been intimate with any man other than her ex-boyfriend, and he wound up cheating on her. So it's completely understandable that she would be nervous about going to that level with her new boyfriend on 'New Girl' (Tue., 9PM ET on FOX).

Justin Long continues to be a great relationship foil for Jess, as he's nearly as awkward and uncomfortable as she is. But nothing beats Jess sporting that strange spiderweb outfit over her bra and panties.

That it was so clearly not her, and neither one of them really knew what to do with it, spoke volumes about who they are as people. And they are not that, though he adorably thought she was.

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'Glee' Season 3, Episode 8 Recap: It's Sectionals Time! And the Winner Is...

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 6th 2011 10:20PM
glee season 3 hold on to sixteen['Glee' -- 'Hold on to Sixteen']

Say what you want about 'Glee,' but any show that can actually pull off an amazing 'Man in the Mirror' cover is OK in my books, and that's exactly what the New Directions did in 'Hold on to Sixteen. 'But it was more than just 'the Sectionals episode.' It actually gave me some hope for the rest of the season, hope that the writers had not forgotten about their characters.

Crazy Quinn? She's gone ... Hooray! It's been a rough few seasons with Quinn, but here's hoping that her crazy spell is officially over because I happen to really love Dianna Agron.

I don't know what I enjoyed more in this episode: Sam's anticipated return, the Troubletones awesome 'Survivor/I Will Survive' diva mash-up, the New Directions' Jackson family medley or Rachel and Quinn's surprising character developments.

But let's get back to Sectionals. It was a battle for show choir dominance, and in the end, only one glee club could advance to Regionals. And the Sectionals glory goes to ...

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'True Blood' Hunk Romancing 'New Girl'?

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 5th 2011 6:00PM
New Girl Ryan Kwanten'True Blood' star Ryan Kwanten is sinking his teeth into a romantic role on Fox's hit comedy 'New Girl.'

According to E! Online, Kwanten will appear in the Valentine's Day episode. Warning, spoilers ahead.

It's the first Valentine's Day for newly single Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and she drags Schmidt (Max Greenfield) out to a bar to be her wingman. That's where Kwanten's character, Oliver, enters the picture.

The 'True Blood' star is just one of many familiar faces making a stop on one of this year's best new comedies.

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'Simpsons' on the Jury for Peter and the Boys on 'Family Guy' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 5th 2011 2:30AM
'Family Guy' - 'Cool Hand Peter'After a fun cameo by 'King of the Hill' on 'The Simpsons' earlier in the night, 'Family Guy' (Sun., 9PM ET on FOX) went for a triple crossover. This time, though, it wasn't exclusively with Seth MacFarlane's other shows. Well, not entirely.

In a rather blatant attempt to remind viewers about 'The Cleveland Show,' Cleveland and Donna both crossed over to Quahog, with Cleveland reuniting with the boys for a road trip adventure. The adventure itself saw them arrested under false charges and tried before a jury of their peers.

"I don't think they see it that way," Joe said after the camera panned across a jury made up entirely of characters from 'The Simpsons.' It's a pretty accurate assessment of the two shows which may share a night and a network, but little else as the people behind making both shows don't seem to get along very well.

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Joan Rivers Boots Janeane Garofalo for Being Too Funny on 'The Simpsons' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 5th 2011 2:00AM
Joan Rivers and Janeane Garofalo, 'The Simpsons'It was a very meta episode of 'The Simpsons' (Sun., 8PM ET on FOX), as the opening minutes dealt directly -- or directly through talking about 'Itchy & Scratchy' -- with the dated references issues. Sure, they explained that it takes a long time to animate the series, but is explaining the technical reasons behind the problem supposed to make the audience simply accept it and be happy about it?

The rest of the episode had a chance for some sharp satire, but as 'The Simpsons' tend to do, went for the soft approach. When Krusty the Clown's show got cancelled, he hooked back up with the talent agent who first scouted him, played by Joan Rivers. She first booked him on a live show à la Pee Wee Herman's recent broadway revival, and ultimately on HBOWTIME.

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Jonah Hill Talks the Fate of 'Allen Gregory,' '21 Jump Street' & Co-Hosting 'Live! With Kelly'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 2nd 2011 11:00AM
Jonah HillFrom Oscar buzzy sports drama 'Moneyball' with Brad Pitt, to his turn re-imagining an '80s classic with the big screen '21 Jump Street,' to his Fox animated series 'Allen Gregory' and a stint co-hosting 'Live! with Kelly' next week, it's safe to say that Jonah Hill is having an awesomely schizophrenic moment in his career.

I caught up with the actor/writer/producer/funnyman to find out about the fate of 'Allen Gregory' (season finale airs Sun., Dec. 4, 8:30PM ET on Fox), his absurdly inappropriate animated series that finds him voicing a precocious seven-year-old who sips fine wine and lusts after his geriatric school principal. The show's gotten mixed reviews and has done little in terms of ratings for its first batch of episodes -- and, as expected, it was nowhere on the midseason schedule Fox just unveiled -- but that's fine by Hill.

"I just think everything on TV is so boring that our show ... [laughs] look, our show is not exactly killing it in the ratings," Hill laughed. "We're not a show that's gonna win a bunch of Emmys or get 20 million viewers a week. But we totally stand by what we do and aren't gonna change that for anything. Our central love story is between a six-year-old kid and a hideous 80-year-old lady, you know? I feel really prideful that we got that on the air."

Check out the rest of our chat, including scoop on his 'Jump Street' costar Channing Tatum and his next project that'll reunite him with some old pals, after the jump.

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Booth Isn't Sure How to Process Devastating News on 'Bones' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 2nd 2011 1:00AM
'Bones' - 'The Male in the Male'David Boreanaz got a chance to dig deep and pull up some genuine emotion for Booth in this week's episode of 'Bones' (Thu., 9PM ET on FOX). He wasn't really all that close to his father, so when his grandfather showed up to tell him that his father had passed away, Booth didn't seem sure how he should react.

So he opted basically to not react at all, but that never really works, does it? Brennan was in an anguish of her own, not sure how to help Booth deal with this trauma in his life that he wasn't addressing, but then she said just the right thing.

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'The X Factor' Recap: Top 5 Revealed - Who Was Double-Eliminated?

by Laura Prudom, posted Dec 1st 2011 9:10PM
X FactorIt was Michael Jackson week on 'X Factor,' and, for reasons probably known only to Simon Cowell, another excuse for a double elimination.

Thankfully, the poor Jackson clan weren't subjected to the results show as well as the performances (Blanket thanks you, Fox) and we're not about to prevaricate either. The remaining contestants sang 'Man in the Mirror,' with Marcus and Melanie acquitting themselves well while Chris Rene missed more notes than he hit.

Despite Steve Jones' hyperbole, only Melanie turned in a performance really worthy of the artist they were celebrating, meaning that many of the acts should've been in danger of elimination. The two artists who were sent home were ...

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Fox Announces 2012 Midseason Schedule: 'Alcatraz,' 'Touch' Premiere Dates

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 1st 2011 4:40PM
fox midseason Fox announced its 2012 midseason schedule with premiere dates set for returning favorites 'American Idol' and 'House,' as well as the network's new scripted lineup, including 'The Finder,' 'Alcatraz' and 'Touch.'

The anticipated 'Bones' spin-off, 'The Finder,' will kick off the network's new scripted lineup on Thurs., Jan. 12.

Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams' new mystery drama 'Alcatraz' -- the high-concept series that halted production in November in order to re-shoot a few scenes in the first seven episodes -- will premiere Mon., Jan. 16.

Kiefer Sutherland's new series, 'Touch,' is getting an 'American Idol' lead-in for a series premiere preview on Wed., Jan. 25, before heading to Sutherland's old '24' slot on Monday nights in March for its official premiere.

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Chord Overstreet's 'Glee' Return (PHOTOS)

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 1st 2011 2:15PM
Chord Overstreet GleeWelcome back, Trouty Mouth.

Chord Overstreet makes his triumphant return to 'Glee' (Tues., Dec. 13, 8PM ET on Fox) after a sudden departure.

News of Overstreet's exit broke this summer after the actor wasn't offered a series regular gig on the teen musical show. Series co-creator Ryan Murphy said Overstreet was welcome to return as a recurring guest star, but Overstreet decided to pursue his music and other acting gigs. Since leaving 'Glee' he guest starred on ABC's 'The Middle.' However, he's taken up the recurring offer and his character Sam Evans will return to help New Directions perform at Sectionals.

"We love Chord and have always said that we wanted him back," Murphy said in a statement in October. "So here's an early Christmas present for all the Gleeks -- Sam is coming back to McKinley, and just in time for sectionals!"

In preview photos below, Overstreet's character is performing for the glee club. Even his trusty guitar is back.

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