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Kimberly McCullough Leaves 'General Hospital,' Conan O'Brien Books 'Web Therapy' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 22nd 2011 10:25AM
Kimberly McCullough Leaves General HospitalKimberly McCullough is leaving 'General Hospital.'

According to Soap Opera Digest, McCullough will be seen on the ABC soap until early 2012. McCullough joined 'General Hospital' in 2005. The actress intends to pursue directing.

"Expect a poignant and must watch storyline for Robin and Patrick," a show rep told Soap Opera Digest.

McCullough's exit comes hot on the heels of Jonathan Jackson's departure. The veteran 'GH' player will leave the soap in December.

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What to Watch: TV Picks for November 7-13

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 6th 2011 2:00PM
Blair and ChuckMONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

'Gossip Girl' (8PM ET, The CW)

Blair makes all of her former minions and Charlie compete to secure the coveted bridesmaid spots in her upcoming royal wedding. Nate is tired of keeping his relationship with Diana a secret, so he decides to use Charlie to make Diana jealous. Serena's boss (guest star Michael Michele) is determined to acquire the film rights to Dan's book, so Serena must put her personal feelings about Dan and the book aside in order to close the deal.

'The Bad Girls Club' (9PM ET, Oxygen)
one-hour special presentation
Perez Hilton hosts the first of a two-part reunion special, wherein the bad girls reminisce about season 7.

'Castle' (10PM ET, ABC)
During the investigation of the murder of an Atlantic City casino owner at an abandoned warehouse, strong leads emerge for the team in both New York and Atlantic City. As Beckett and Capt. Gates work the New York leads together, Castle naturally chooses to join the detectives for the road trip to "America's Playground," hoping to help solve the case while throwing an impromptu bachelor party for Ryan.

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Ana Gasteyer Gets 'Suburgatory' Promotion, 'True Blood' Cast Expands and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 2nd 2011 7:10PM
SuburgatoryAna Gasteyer is extending her stay on 'Suburgatory.'

According to EW, the 'Saturday Night Live' veteran has been upped from a recurring guest star to series regular for the rest of the season.

Gasteyer plays Sheila Shay, George and Tessa's neighbor, on the new hit ABC comedy. The actress described her character as a "well-intended nightmare."

Look for more of Sheila's good intentions to backfire in upcoming episodes.

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Cee Lo Green Makes 'Parenthood' Cameo (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 19th 2011 3:00PM
It was an NBC crossover last night on 'Parenthood,' (Tues., 10PM ET on NBC) as 'The Voice' judge Cee-Lo Green stopped by Adam and Crosby's makeshift music studio to record a song for a 60s tribute album. The guys had had recruited Cee Lo with the history of the place, touting the fact that Janis herself, along with Jerry Garcia, had recorded there, and scrambled to get the downstairs studio finished in time for the session.

But once they got started, Cee Lo didn't like how it was sounding and left, leaving Crosby and Adam to think he was irritated with Adam's goofy dance moves or the studio's sound quality. But just when they were down in the dumps, Cee Lo came back to give it another shot, pledging to try to sound less like Janis and do the song in his own style. It worked, and Adam and Crosby finished the first job in the new chapter of their "lemonade stand."

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Holly Robinson Peete Joins 'Mike & Molly,' Tricia Helfer Books TNT Pilot and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 13th 2011 5:45PM
Holly Robinson Peete Mike and MollyHolly Robinson Peete is heading back to CBS, but it's not to reclaim her seat on 'The Talk.' According to Deadline, Peete has booked a guest role on 'Mike & Molly.'

Look for the 'Hangin' With Mr. Cooper' star to play a love interest for Mike's partner Carl (Reno Wilson). She'll appear in multiple episodes of the comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell.

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NBC Orders More 'Parenthood'

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 30th 2011 10:45AM
ParenthoodOn the heels of a ratings bump, Deadline reports NBC has ordered two more episodes of 'Parenthood.'

Season 3 of the family drama will now have 18 episodes.

Tues., Sept 27's episode of the series -- its third of the season -- was watched by 5.5 million viewers and posted a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, up a tenth from the previous week.

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'Parenthood' Premiere: Haddie Turns Out to Be a Bad Influence on Alex (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 14th 2011 6:45AM
['Parenthood' S03/E01 -- 'I Don't Want to do This Without You']

When your daughter's dating a recovering alcoholic, as Haddie is on 'Parenthood' (Tue., 10PM ET on NBC), you might fear that he'd be a bad influence on her. Sure, he's in recovery, but that's no guarantee he won't relapse, or that some elements from that darker side of his life won't impact her.

And while Haddie's been rebelling a lot more of late, she's still supposed to be the good girl who makes good decision. Luckily, Alex (Michael B. Jordan) seems like a solid guy who really cares about her. More importantly, he's taking his sobriety very seriously.

Unfortunately, that makes it even harder when he's dating a high school senior who wants to go out partying where there's a lot of drinking ... and maybe do some drinking herself.

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Erika Christensen on Her 'Parenthood' Adoption Journey & Being a Braverman

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 13th 2011 12:00PM
Erika ChristensenTaking part in the wild family dinners that are a constant staple on NBC's 'Parenthood' could be intimidating to some, but not Erika Christensen.

The 29-year-old actress, who plays straitlaced lawyer Julia Braverman-Graham on the NBC drama, has three brothers and a sister-in-law and intimately understands the complicated dynamics that come with growing up in a big family.

"To me, it just feels kind of comfortable, this group that inherently has ties that won't really break," she told AOL TV in advance of 'Parenthood''s third season premiere (Tue., Sept. 13, 10PM ET on NBC). "The underlying love is really nice because you know if you have a spat, it doesn't matter. I feel the same way about the characters and the actors [on 'Parenthood'] -- we all know we're in it for the long haul, so any differences we may have, we know that we're going to get through them somehow. You just have to."

Actually, Christensen and her costars are close both literally and figuratively -- many of them live within two miles of one another, and she's known Dax Shepard, who plays her brother Crosby, for a decade.

Below, Christensen shares with AOL TV what those crazy Braverman dinners are actually like, which guest star the 'Parenthood' cast is most excited to welcome back and what's in store for Julia and her husband, Joel, as they attempt to adopt a baby.

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What to Watch: TV Picks for September 12-18

by Laura Prudom, posted Sep 11th 2011 2:00PM

'Gaga By Gaultier' (8PM ET, The CW)
special presentation
Pop star and fashion icon Lady Gaga meets legendary fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier in a wide-ranging and unforgettable interview at Gaultier's fabulous atelier in Paris, discussing everything from her meteoric rise to fame, secret backstage details, her unique relationship with her fans, and her passionate love for fashion and art.

'Bachelor Pad' (8PM ET, ABC) season finale
In the first hour, the remaining four couples compete in a Cirque du Soleil test of acrobatic prowess judged by Trista Sutter, Jason Mesnick and Ali Fedotowsky. The winning couple will choose which pair will join them for the final judging in the second hour, in which the previous contestants return to vote for the couple they find most deserving of $250,000.

'The Closer' (9PM ET, TNT) summer finale
The team searches for clues following the shooting of a deputy sheriff, and Brenda's case comes to a head after the judge makes a critical decision.

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Lauren Graham Doesn't Want to Freak America Out, But She's Dating Her TV Brother (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 9th 2011 2:00PM
Lauren Graham and her boyfriend/brother Peter Krause on 'Today'Lauren Graham had a great summer vacation in Venice in between seasons of 'Parenthood,' but she'd rather not say too much about it. It's not that she's too private a person, it's just that her boyfriend is Peter Krause, who plays Adam Braverman, her TV brother, on 'Parenthood.' She thought that might be too much for the Friday morning audience on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC).

"I went with my boyfriend, I just don't like to talk about it because I don't want to freak people out," said Graham. It was pointed out to her that Krause is her brother. "Oh my god! Wait! What? Look, it's America. My boyfriend is my brother. You can do anything you want."

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Jaleel White (Urkel!) Books 'House' Gig

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 30th 2011 2:30PM
Jaleel WhiteDr. House is going to have one very familiar-looking prison mate: None other than 'Family Matters' star Jaleel White. Yes, Steve Urkel.

We can only hope White utters "Did I do that?" at least once.

According to TVLine, White will guest star in the Mon., Oct. 3 'House' season premiere (9PM ET on Fox). Picking up one year later, House is in prison after driving his car into Cuddy's house.

Besides 'House,' the 'Family Matters' veteran has stayed busy popping up on a variety of shows including 'Are We There Yet?' and 'Psych.'

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John Corbett Returns to 'Parenthood,' 'Alphas' Books Major Nerd Bait & More Casting News

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 2nd 2011 7:00PM
John CorbettJohn Corbett is reprising his role as Lauren Graham's ex on 'Parenthood' this season. The former 'Sex and the City' stud will drop into town for several episodes as Seth, the alcoholic father of Sarah's character.

"Just when everything seems to be going well between Sarah and Mark [Jason Ritter], Seth shows up and he's kind of in a darker place than he's been," creator Jason Katims told TVLine. "And so you see Sarah really having to struggle with wanting to help him and be there for him, but also at the same time [be fully present] in this relationship with Mark that's really good and healthy."

Also going on in the Braverman world: Brittany Belt will play Haddie's BFF who disapproves of her relationship with Alex, TVLine reports.

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Jason Ritter, Alfred Molina Find New TV Homes

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 7th 2011 4:30PM
Jason Ritter, Alfred MolinaFresh off of canceled shows, Jason Ritter and Alfred Molina have found new homes on NBC.

Ritter, formerly of 'The Event' will return to 'Parenthood.' According to TVLine, Ritter will reprise his role of Mark, the sometimes boyfriend to Lauren Graham's Sarah. Look for him early in Season 3. 'Parenthood' returns to NBC Tues., Sept. 13 at 10PM.

TVLine also reports Ritter is working with 'Friday Night Lights' guru and 'Parenthood' executive producer Jason Katims on a new show for NBC. Details on the project are scarce, but it will be an hour-long drama.

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NBC Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 6th 2011 2:30PM
Up All NightNBC has unveiled its new fall schedule and it kicks off with football ... if there's a season!

The new scripted shows begin Tues., Sept. 13 with 'Parenthood.' New comedies 'Up All Night' (starring Will Arnet and Christina Applegate, right) and 'Free Agents' premiere after the 'America's Got Talent' finale on Wed., Sept. 14.

'The Playboy Club' bows Mon., Sept. 19. NBC's Thursday night comedy heavy-hitters return on Sept. 22 with new addition 'Whitney.' 'Prime Suspect' anchors Thursday nights.

Fan favorite 'Chuck' moves to Fridays at 8PM on Oct. 21.

Look for Tina Fey's '30 Rock,' 'Awake,' 'Smash' and more mid-season.

Check out the full schedule below!

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NBC Renews 'Parenthood,' 'Harry's Law;' Passes on 'Wonder Woman'

by Chris Harnick, posted May 12th 2011 10:25PM
Wonder WomanGood news for fans of family drama: NBC has renewed 'Parenthood' for a third season. The network has also given a second season to David E. Kelley's 'Harry's Law.'

According to Entertainment Weekly, Kelley's 'Wonder Woman' reboot starring Adrianne Palicki will not be making it to series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC has ordered 'Awake,' the 'Inception'-style thriller from Kyle Killen, 'The Playboy Club' and 'Grimm' to series.

'The Playboy Club' is a period drama set in a Playboy club in 1960s Chicago. 'Grimm,' a police drama, is set in a world where fairy tales exist.

Don Johnson's return to network TV, 'Mann's World,' has also been passed on by NBC. Deadline reports it may be shopped to a cable channel.

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