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Hawaii Five-0: Inside Jack Lord's CGI Cameo and That Insane Chase Scene Aka 'The French Connection on Foot'

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CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 got people talking with Friday night’s Season 7 premiere, which surprised us with an uncanny cameo and then wowed us with an epic, parkour-filled foot chase.

RelatedRatings: MacGyver Opens With a Bang, H50 Surges vs. 2015 Premiere

TVLine hopped on the phone with showrunner Peter M. Lenkov to talk about recreating the late Jack Lord — who of course played Steve McGarrett on the original H50 — for a heart-to-heart with Alex O’Loughlin’s team leader, as well as find out the trickiest part about filming that extended, white-knuckle chase.

Tvline | Where did the Jack Lord idea suddenly sprout from, »

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Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow Reunite for Friends Round on Celebrity Name Game

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Monica Geller didn’t have the best of luck when it came to lightning rounds, but portrayer Courteney Cox appears to be a bonafide champ.

The Friends alumna played opposite Lisa Kudrow on the syndicated Celebrity Name Game Tuesday, and in this newly released outtake, quizzes her former co-star to see how much she remembers about their 1994-2004 sitcom.

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Earlier this year, Cox and Kudrow reunited for NBC’s Must-See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows, where they were joined by Jennifer Aniston, »

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Performer of the Week: Minnie Driver

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The Performer | Minnie Driver

The Show | Speechless

The Episode | “P-i-pilot” (Sept. 21, 2016)

The Performance | It’s appropriate that ABC’s delightful new comedy Speechless premiered this week, right at the peak of hurricane season. After all, Driver’s performance as family matriarch Maya Dimeo proved to be such a force of nature, the World Meteorological Organization really ought to honor the actress by naming the next big tropical depression after her.

Driver needed only the two-minute cold open — in which Maya maniacally sped the family van to a pancake house to redeem an almost-expired coupon — to establish the brashly funny, refreshingly »

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Ratings: MacGyver Debuts With a Bang, 11-Year Audience High for Time Slot

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Using little more than tin foil, plaster dust and three paper clips, CBS’ MacGyver opened big on Friday, drawing 10.9 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating, easily outperforming The Amazing Race‘s year-ago premiere in the time slot (5.8 mil/1.2) and dominating the night in both measures.

RelatedCBS’ MacGyver: Is the New Mac Loaded With Enough Cool Features?

All told, MacGyver gave CBS its biggest audience in the Friday lead-off spot in 11 years (Ghost Whisperer) and its best demo number in nearly four (Undercover Boss).  TVLine readers gave the pilot an average grade of “C+.”

Hawaii Five-0 in turn returned to its best numbers since Jan. »

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The Exorcist Premiere Recap: Was It Devilishly Good or Hellishly Bad?

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From spinning heads to Satanic Cujos, the premiere of The Exorcist conjured up pretty much everything you’d expect from a series version of the classic movie. (Well, no pea soup — yet.) But did the Fox drama possess enough thrills to keep you coming back for more? Let’s review the set-up, then you can grade the hour below and hit the comments to add your critique to ours.

Our Father | Early on, we met Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera), a Chicago priest who sermonizes at St. Anthony’s with enough sex appeal and charisma to be under contract at The CW. »

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CBS' MacGyver: Is the New Mac Loaded With Enough Cool Features?

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MacGyver is back, still packing his trusty Swiss Army knife and so many paper clips. Will the CBS reboot be able to hack it in 2016?

RelatedMacGyver Review: With Paper Clips, No Chewing Gum (Yet!), CBS Reboots Mac

The freshman drama makes clear quite early on that Lucas Till’s Angus “Mac” MacGyver, as an operative for the Division of External Services, is a bit more physical than Richard Dean Anderson’s original mulleted problem-solver, able to handle himself decently in close0quarters combat, nor thinking twice before holding into an airborne jet’s landing gear for dear life. At »

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Superstore Rings Up Full-Season Order

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Business is booming at Superstore.

NBC has ordered nine additional episodes of the America Ferrera-fronted workplace comedy, bringing its show’s Season 2 total to 22 (aka a full season). The move comes after the show turned in a solid ratings performance this week in its new Thursday timeslot.

RelatedFall TV Predictions: Grey’s Husband Twist, Twd Death, a Criminal Send-Off, Presidential Debate Hiccup and More

“We’re very proud of Superstore and we were so happy to see fantastic viewing levels with the preview during the Olympics as well as last night’s ratings in its new Thursday anchor time period, »

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Ryan Murphy Admits to 'Infighting' on the Glee Set: 'We All Got Too Personal'

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Much has been said about Glee‘s behind-the-scenes drama recently — thanks largely to the release of star Naya Rivera’s blunt memoir — but a new interview with co-creator Ryan Murphy puts it all into perspective.

RelatedNaya Rivera on Her Rumored Feud With Glee Co-Star Lea Michele: It Was Real, But Also ‘Blown Out of Proportion’

“There was a lot of infighting,” Murphy admits to Entertainment Weekly. “There was a lot of people sleeping together and breaking up. It was good training for being a parent, I’ll tell you that much.”

He continues, “But I also made a »

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The Voice Sneak Peek: Aaron Gibson Loses His Religion — But Gains a Coach

23 September 2016 1:42 PM, PDT

This is not just a dream (just a dream) (just a dream) for acoustic troubadour Aaron Gibson.

Nope, as the earwormy theme song tells us, “this is The Voice.” And as you’ll see in TVLine’s exclusive preview of Tuesday’s episode (8/7c on NBC), Gibson’s Blind Audition cover of “Losing My Religion” could be the start of a dream come true.

RelatedRatings: This Is Us Opens Strong, No. 2 for the Night; Bull Matches NCIS

Gibson’s quiet-storm of a rasp injects fresh, mournful energy into R.E.M.’s classic — resulting in a three-chair turn.

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Quantico Premiere Video: Ryan's Going to Propose?! Plus, 6 Pieces of Intel That'll Help You Infiltrate Season 2

23 September 2016 12:57 PM, PDT

When Quantico‘s second season premieres Sunday (ABC, 10/9c), Alex Parrish is once more a wanted woman.

As in, she’s wanted by Ryan… who’s planning to ask her to marry him.

The exclusive video above shows the lead-up to the moment, in which an oblivious Alex skips off to the bar while Shelby and Ryan discuss his put-a-ring-on-it plan.

PhotosQuantico Newbie Russell Tovey Gets the Lay of the Land — Fall TV First Look

The planned proposal appears to be evidence that Ryan is “in a good place at the beginning of Season 2,” series creator Joshua Safran says. »

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Pretty Little Liars Series Finale Scoop: Weddings, Deadly Encounters and Toby's Fate (Possibly) Revealed

23 September 2016 12:44 PM, PDT

It’s hard to believe, but at this very moment, Marlene King is busy crafting the final episode (ever!) of Pretty Little Liars. What’s not hard to believe, however, is that she’s sharing excerpts from the finale with the fans that have been there every step of the way.

PhotosPretty Little Liars: An ‘Emison’ Baby and More Hopes for the Final 10 Episodes

King on Friday tweeted several screenshots of the finale script, offering vague spoilers about a wedding, a murder and a character whose fate previously hung in the balance. (Here’s a hint: His name rhymes with Moby. »

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TVLine Items: Gilmore Casts a Cougar, Norman Reedus to Ride Again and More

23 September 2016 12:33 PM, PDT

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is getting a little catty.

Cougar Town alumna Carolyn Hennesy will recur in the Netflix revival as Toni, a member of the Dar (Daughters of the American Revolution), our sister site Variety reports.

RelatedGilmore Girls Creator: Netflix Revival Follows ‘Three Women at a Crossroads’

The upper-crust Toni is described as “someone who likes to keep things orderly and does not appreciate dissension.” Sounds like that might not sit well with Emily, who has been in the Dar with Toni for years.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuts Friday, Nov. 25 at »

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New Girl Casts David Hornsby (aka Mr. Emily Deschanel) as Jess' Adversary

23 September 2016 11:46 AM, PDT

New Girl is keeping its latest casting in the family.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s David Hornsby will guest-star in a November episode of the Fox comedy, TVLine has learned exclusively.

In addition to being an accomplished actor in his own right, Hornsby is married to Bones star Emily Deschanel and brother-in-law to New Girl lead Zooey Deschanel. In the Season 6 installment, he’ll play the head of Jess’ school’s parent council, a tough customer whom Miss Day really, really wants to impress.

RelatedNew Girl: Staunch Republican Schmidt Is Not Voting for Donald Trump

We also hear that, »

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Should Big Bang Have Been Bigger? Did Ghost Rider CGI Sizzle? Did Htgawm Pull a Felicity? And Many More TV Qs!

23 September 2016 11:42 AM, PDT

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Big Bang Theory, This Is Us, Blindspot and Grey’s Anatomy!

Videos Orphan Black Ep, Cast Talk Final Season Theme, ‘Touchy’ Clone Q

1 | We’re absolutely thrilled that Tatiana Maslany won an Emmy, but we can’t help wondering: What gave her the edge this year? Did it just take the voters four years to finally watch Orphan Black? Was it the awesomeness of Krystal?

2 | Were you aware there was an Emmy »

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Once Upon a Time Sneak Peek: Emma, Regina and Snow Take on Mr. Hyde

23 September 2016 10:29 AM, PDT

The residents of the Land of Untold Stories are about to hang their assorted decorative hats in Storybrooke — unless the Once Upon a Time heroes can stop Mr. Hyde from executing his invasion plan.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time Season 6 Preview: Multiple Saviors, a ‘Delicious’-ly Evil Plan, Rumple’s ‘Bumpy’ Ride and More

As seen in this sneak peek from Sunday’s Season 6 premiere (ABC, 8/7c), Storybrooke’s collective attention has been drawn to a dirigible floating across their friendly skies. Mr. Hyde explains that his neighbors from the Land of Untold Stories are about to make camp in the Maine burg, »

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Gotham's Ivy Is (Literally) Bigger and Badder Than Ever — Watch Out, Selina!

23 September 2016 9:53 AM, PDT

Thanks to an unexpected blast of Marv’s Miracle-Gro touch, Gotham‘s Ivy Pepper will have grown like a weed when next we see her in Monday’s episode (Fox, 8/7c).

And the changes to the street rat aren’t merely physical. “She’s obviously aged physically, but she’s also changed on the inside,” says Maggie Geha, who has taken over the role from Clare Foley. Having blossomed into a young woman, “She definitely has a new confidence to her. The transformation brings out a bit of her manipulative side — and some evil.”

RelatedGotham Season 3 Premiere Recap: The »

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Westworld Review: For a Series About Robots, HBO's Drama Has a Lotta Heart

23 September 2016 9:35 AM, PDT

If you ever saw Michael Crichton’s cheesy but enjoyable 1973 Westworld, you should go ahead and erase it from your memory before sampling HBO’s series adaptation (premiering Sunday, Oct. 2, at 9/8c). The small-screen upgrade — developed by Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest) and Lisa Joy, and boasting J.J. Abrams among its executive producers — is about as different from its big-screen counterpart as Ava in Ex Machina is from R2-D2 in Star Wars.

RelatedFall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites!

Set in the near future, the drama focuses initially on Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood), a Wild West »

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The Simpsons Meets Adventure Time in Season Premiere Couch Gag — Watch

23 September 2016 9:25 AM, PDT

In advance of The Simpsons‘ 28th season premiere (Sunday, 8/7c), Fox has released the episode’s highly anticipated couch gag, which puts the “Ooo” in “Woo-hoo[o]!”

RelatedExclusive: The Simpsons Enlists Brainy Trio for Donald Trump Parody in Season 28

An homage to Adventure Time, the 45-second gag turns the residents of Springfield into characters from the hit Cartoon Network series. (Mr. Burns as the Ice King is almost too perfect.)

“That was the brain child of Mike Anderson, our supervising director,” executive producer Al Jean tells TVLine, adding that Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward also recorded lyrics for the gag. “It’s a really beautiful, »

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One Tree Hill's Hilarie Burton to Play Tough DEA Agent on Lethal Weapon

23 September 2016 8:39 AM, PDT

The Feds are coming for Lethal Weapon‘s Riggs and Murtagh.

Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill) will guest-star on the new Fox drama as an investigator with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedLethal Weapon: Did Fox’s Riggs-and-Murtagh Reboot Hit Its Target?

Burton will play DEA investigator Karen Palmer, who is described as “tough and smart” and “not afraid to speak her mind” in the official character breakdown. Karen will show up in the process of working the same case — which has been the focus of all her efforts — for the past three years. »

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Ugly Betty Reunion: 'We're Having Conversations,' Says America Ferrera

23 September 2016 8:32 AM, PDT

America Ferrera is just itching to get back into Betty’s braces.

During a visit to Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live on Thursday to promote the second season of Superstore, Ferrera fielded questions from viewers, one of which asked about the chances of an Ugly Betty reunion movie on Netflix or Hulu.

RelatedUgly Betty Reunion Photos: Stars Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Atx Fest

“That is a conversation that’s happening,” she said. “It’s been six years since we’ve been off the air, and 10 since we shot the pilot. We had an Ugly Betty reunion at [the Atx Television Festival], and »

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