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  • THOUGH THE CONCEPT IS COMPELLING, THE SHOW IS JUST ANOTHER AVERAGE CRIME DRAMA.

    The Forgotten is Forgettable

    Every now and then, a show comes along that surpasses its competitors and sets the standard for its genre. The Forgotten, premiering tonight at 10 pm on ABC, is not that show. In the new crime drama, a team of…

  • TO CELEBRATE THE RETURN OF WEEKEND UPDATE'S WEEKDAY EDITION, WE RECALL THE BEST COMEDIANS TO SIT BEHIND THE SNL NEWS DESK THROUGH THE YEARS.

    The Best Anchors of SNL's Weekend Update

    This fall, Saturday Night Live's's Weekend Update is rejoined by SNL Weekend Update Thursday, a weekday version of the faux news show hosted by the same anchors. In the spirit of premiere season, we raise our glasses to praise the…

  • TV.COM CHATTED WITH THE OFFICE'S OSCAR NUNEZ ABOUT HIS CHARACTER, WORKING WITH STEVE CARELL, AND WHAT FANS CAN EXPECT FROM SEASON 6.

    Office gossip, romance, and the very normal Michael Scott.

    The Office Season 5 DVD was released on Tuesday, and Season 6 is fast approaching. But while fans are getting excited about Jim and Pam's pregnancy and upcoming nuptials, we wanted to catch up with some other notables from…

  • CHECK OUT THE ONLINE REALITY SHOW SPOOF IKEA HEIGHTS.

    TV on the Web: Reality Spoof Moves Into Ikea

    Doesn't Ikea design remind you of your first apartment, or the furniture you left behind when you broke up with an ex? Created by Channel 101, Ikea Heights is a reality show spoof filmed in the dorm room mecca Ikea.

  • TV.COM'S VIRAL VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK.

    Video of the Week: Man vs. Automatic Door

    We're not quite sure what the guy in this video was thinking, but we're glad his "encounter" with an automatic glass door was caught by a security cam. Stick with the clip 'til the end -- it's man versus machine!

  • AS THE SUMMER COOLS DOWN, TV PROGRAMMING IS HEATING UP. THESE FIVE SHOWS PREMIERE THIS WEEK, AND WE'VE GOT VIDEO CLIPS TO GIVE YOU A SNEAK PEEK.

    Hot List: This Week's Season Premieres (With Clips!)

    Five distinctly different reality shows -- covering everything from runway design to sports -- will premiere this week. It's the perfect time to shop around for the one that suits you. Sports fans can watch Shaquille O'Neal compete against world…

  • UNCENSORED: THE CAST OF FAMILY GUY READ THE ABORTION EPISODE LIVE, AND WE'VE GOT CLIPS!

    The Family Guy FOX Didn't Want You to See

    Last night, at an event held for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (i.e. Emmy voters), Seth MacFarlane and the cast of Family Guy table read the uncensored abortion script. In the episode, called "Partial Terms of Endearment," family…

  • FOX WILL AIR TWO NEW EPISODES OF KING OF THE HILL IN SEPTEMBER. AFTER THAT, IT'S THE END OF THE LINE FOR HANK HILL AND HIS PROPANE EMPIRE.

    It's Official: King of the Hill Announces Series Finale

    King of the Hill seemed poised to come to an unceremonious end last season when the finale wrapped up without fanfare -- despite persistent rumors that the show was slated for cancellation. Last week at the Television Critics Association (TCA)…

  • TV.COM'S VIRAL VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK.

    Video of the Week: Megawoosh Waterslide Jump

    This video of a man riding the world's biggest slip-and-slide, launching into the air, and landing in a small pool may be fake, but it's still awesome.

  • DR. HOUSE AND DR. CUDDY STILL DIDN'T REALLY SLEEP TOGETHER, BUT THAT PROMISES TO KEEP THE SHOW INTERESTING.

    House: In Praise of the Fantasy Fling

    As much as House fans wanted it, the Dr. House and Lisa Cuddy (affectionately known as "Huddy") hookup wasn't real. Disappointed? You shouldn't be. Fans got the best of both worlds -- the excitement of seeing a "Huddy" fling, while…

  • NBC HAS SLASHED THE HEROES BUDGET BY $300,000 AN EPISODE. BUT FOR A SHOW THAT'S BEEN LOSING MOMENTUM AND VIEWERS, LESS MAY TURN OUT TO BE MORE.

    Heroes: Will Budget Cuts Save the Show?

    NBC has cut $300,000 from Heroes's $800,000 per episode budget -- a drastic cut that could affect the plot of the show.

  • IT'S NOT NEWS TO THE SHOW'S AVID FANS, BUT THE SLEEPER HIT PSYCH IS A PLEASURE TO WATCH

    We're Psyched About Psych's New Season

    Season Four of the sleeper hit Psych gets underway on Friday, and the show's many devoted fans just couldn't be happier. Frankly, we didn't realize just how devoted these fans were until they started sounding off in the comments to

  • GAY AND LESBIAN ROLES HAVE COME OUT OF THE CLOSET AND ONTO THE SMALL SCREEN. HERE ARE TV.COM'S PICKS FOR THE MOST REALISTIC PORTRAYALS OF LGBT LIFE ON TODAY'S TV SCHEDULE.

    TV.com Top Ten: Gay TV Characters

    In 1998, Will and Jack of NBC's hit comedy Will & Grace were some of the only gay people on TV -- and stereotypical ones at that. But their popularity helped pave the way for the more complex lesbian, gay,…

  • TV.COM'S STATUS REPORT ON THE COMPETITION INSIDE THE BIG BROTHER HOUSE.

    Big Brother: Who's Up, Who's Down, Who's Doomed?

    A short week ago, Ronnie's fate was all but sealed. Recently-departed contestant Laura had revealed him as a two-timing gamer, and the whole house bonded over one common goal -- evicting "the rat." But on Big Brother, everyone's out for…

  • DISCOVERY'S ANNUAL SHARK WEEK HAS MOVED FROM CULT ENTERTAINMENT TO POP CULTURE PHENOM.

    Shark Week Swims Into the Mainstream

    Since its debut in 1988, Shark Week has become a household name. During the last few years, TV hosts, marine organizations, and even politicians have jumped on the Shark Week bandwagon.

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