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LAW & ORDER "Boy Gone Astray" Season 20 Episode 7 - Preview

Watch a preview of the Law & Order "Boy Gone Astray" Season 20 Episode 7 which airs Friday, October 23 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis: When a young woman is found dead in her apartment, a few tell-tale signs quickly lead Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) to believe thatthe killer was not after her wealth. After finding suitcases filled with money and drugs in one of the victim's apartments, the detectives watch a security video from her lobby. The video exposes two potential suspects leading the detectives to a drug cartel. Also starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Sam Waterston (District Attorney Jack McCoy), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa), and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter). Source & Preview

Law & Order Tackles Letterman Sex Scandal

First Jon & Kate, now David Letterman. For its latest ripped-from-the-headlines story line, Law & Order will take a page out of the Late Show host's sex-with-staffers extortion scandal, Entertainment Weekly reports. The episode will focus on a female talk-show host in her 40s, married with children, who gets blackmailed when someone gets wind of her affairs with her female employees. Things take a turn for the worse when someone involved in the trysts winds up dead. Letterman, who came clean about his affairs last month, isn't the only pop-culture reference in the episode. According to The Wrap, the female host, named Vanessa Carville, co-hosts a daily chatfest with a panel of women not unlike The View. NBC could not confirm the report. What do you think? Is it too soon to take a dig at Dave? Source Here

LAW & ORDER "Human Flesh Search Engine" Season 20 Episode 6 - Preview

Watch a preview of the Law & Order "Human Flesh Search Engine" Season 20 Episode 6 which airs Friday, October 30 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis: When Sid Maxwell (Guest Star Rene Ifrah), owner of a fashion company is found dead, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) assume asphyxia. But when fashion photographer, Terry Clark (Guest Star Jeremy Beiler), leads the detectives to an alarming discovery of Maxwell's true identity, they uncover a suspicious website with threatening web posts. Also starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Sam Waterston (District Attorney Jack McCoy), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa), and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter). Source & Preview

Benjamin Bratt returns to 'Law & Order'

This should boost those sagging Friday ratings. Benjamin Bratt has signed on to reprise his role as Det. Rey Curtis on Law & Order , sources confirm to me exclusively. Bratt, who vacated the mothership a decade ago, will shoot his one-episode comeback next month. I'm told the actor will figure heavily in a story involving S. Epatha Merkerson's Van Buren. Might he be back to comfort her during her current health crisis? That's my guess. Happy to have Det. Curtis back, even if it's just for one episode? Source Here

LAW & ORDER "Dignity" Season 20 Episode 5 - Preview

Watch a preview of the Law & Order "Dignity" Season 20 Episode 5 which airs Friday, October 23 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis: When Dr. Walter Benning (Guest Star Matthew Boston) is killed in church, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) arrive at the scene and are informed a white male was seen fleeing in a dark sedan. The minister, XXX (Guest Star Michael Hollick), tells the detectives that Dr. Benning was a late-term abortion doctor and had been shot at before and threatened many times; and his wife, Phyllis Benning (Guest Star Tracy Sallows), is convinced it is a pro-life zealot who is responsible. While the detectives scan the several protestor suspects, Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) gets more bad news and ADA Connie Rubirosa (Alana de la Garza) faces a moral dilemma causing tension among the team. Also starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Sam Waterston (District Attorney Jack McCoy), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa), and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter). Source & Preview

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 - Featured

* Monk (9/8c USA Network ) Natalie works on what may be her toughest task yet: planning a surprise birthday party for Monk. Aside from the challenge of plotting a surprise for a man who likes to be firmly in control of his surroundings, Natalie also has to work around Monk's latest case, which finds him investigating the strange death of a maintenance worker. Virginia Madsen guest stars. * Ugly Betty (8/7c ABC) Betty finally got that editor's position she wanted, but it didn't come without a price. Her new boss-former boyfriend is holding a major grudge, her officemate hates her, and Marc, still stinging from losing the job to Betty, is looking for any reason to take her down. So what's there to be happy about? Well, the series begins its fourth season, and if anyone can triumph over these obstacles, it's Betty, who will be sporting a different look to go along with a new night (and next week, a new time, 9/8c). * Law & Order (8/7c NBC) If you don't dig the Duggars, hate Jon & Kate plus 8 and think Octomom should be called "off-her-rocker mom," we've got just the show for you! L&O serves up its take on those family reality series that focus on broods where the kids severely outnumber the grown-ups when a mother of 10 adopted, special-needs kids is murdered and the evidence spotlights the widower (Jim Gaffigan). * Lobstermen (10/9c Discovery Channel) It appears that there are plenty of crustaceans in the sea when it comes to finding a new idea for a reality fishing series. Cameras follow commercial vessels on their dangerous quests to fill their holds with... wait for it... lobsters in this series set off the coast of New England. The debut has the fleet getting off to a rough start with one captain steering into a storm and another dealing with a boat malfunction. * Numb3rs (10/9c CBS) Is it life imitating art? Or rather, death imitating art? That's pretty much the conclusion Don and his FBI team come to when they investigate a series of murders that appear to be copied from scenes of a soon-to-be-released movie. Adam Goldberg guest stars as the screenwriter of the deadly unseen film who must explain how it all could be happening. * Real Time with Bill Maher (10/9c HBO ) In his first six seasons, Bill Maher usually took a mid-season break for a few months, perhaps to tour, dabble in other media or just recharge his batteries. Since the seventh season began in February, however, he has traded the extended hiatus for a week or two off every now and then. But tonight the current season draws to a close, so don't miss what should be an interesting finale with a guest list that includes Alec Baldwin, Garry Shandling and Chris Matthews. * The Martha Stewart Show (11/10c NBC) The Queen of Homemaking is thinking pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Teaming with Ford's Warriors of Pink, Stewart will host a special audience of Warriors whose lives have been touched by the disease. Also appearing are Dr. Dara P. Richardson-Heron and chef Amanda Freitag, who will demonstrate cancer-fighting recipes. Source Here

LAW & ORDER "Just A Girl In The World" Season 20 Episode 2 - Preview

Watch a preview of the Law & Order "Just A Girl In The World" Season 20 Episode 2 which airs Friday, October 2 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis: After CSU investigator, Daisy Chao, is found murdered in her apartment, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) suspect her fiance Jim Anderson may not be telling the whole truth about his involvement with the murder. When young journalist, Emma Kim (Guest Star Camille Chen), is attacked by a cab driver, DNA found at both crime scenes seems to implicate the same man for the attacks. The investigators become personally involved with the case as Detective Lupo gets close with Emma, and ethical questions arise. Source & Preview

Spotlight On TV Shows That Have Outstayed Their Welcome - Featured

Television is one of the world's favorite entertainment pastimes, and every year dozens of networks try their best to win the viewer's hearts and their precious time. The competition gets fierce in the fall when all the major shows come back, and everyone is always looking for the next big hit. In time, however, those shows that we once loved or thought so well of begin to show signs of age and wear. Sure we enjoyed their adventures for the first few seasons, but all good things must come to an end ... some of them sooner than others. Here's a look at some of the shows that have outstayed their welcome and should seriously think of retiring before their memory is more annoying than nostalgic: Starpulse.com - Spotlight On TV Shows That Have Outstayed Their Welcome Photo courtesy of Starpulse.com

Cancellation Buzz: Dollhouse BOMBS in Friday's Ratings - Featured

Some bad news for you Dollhouse fans (myself included). Friday night's season premiere - after its surprise renewal following its low-rated first season - debuted to an abysmal 2.56 million viewers - the lowest-ever rated episode for the series. (As a point of reference, the season 1 premiere had 4.7 million viewers , which while low, looks pretty good by comparison). The only consolation? Pretty much all of Friday's TV bombed. Also on FOX, the series premiere of the much maligned Brothers grabbed an also pathetic 2.82 million viewers (though, you might notice, still managed to beat Dollhouse , which makes me cry inside). Smallville was also waaaay down on The CW (and its new Friday timeslot) with just 2.5 million viewers (though the CW points out that this is still an improvement over their previous Friday night lineup) as was Law & Order on NBC, with just 6.29 million viewers. CBS won the night with its crime lineup of Ghost Whisperer , the newly acquired Medium (from NBC) and Numb3rs . These received 8.58, 8.78 and 7.92 million viewers, respectively. You may recall that Fox initially renewed Dollhouse on the strength of its DVR numbers, but frankly, even with those, the series is still likely in trouble. Better start that "Save Dollhouse" campaign back up pronto... Source

LAW & ORDER Season 20 Premiere "Memo From the Dark Side"

Watch a preview of the Law & Order Season 20 premiere "Memo From the Dark Side" which airs Friday September 25 on NBC (10-11 p.m ET). Episode Synopsis: When young war veteran Greg Tanner is found murdered in a Hudson University parking garage, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) connect the murder to law professor Kevin Franklin (Guest Star David Alan Basche), an attorney who formerly worked for the Department of Justice. But when the case is brought to court, it seems Tanner (Guest Star Creighton James) may have been more affected by the war than his discharge stated. Lupo and Bernard find that the pieces start to fit when Franklin's memos from the Bush Administration are leaked. Also starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Sam Waterston (District Attorney Jack McCoy), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa), and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter). Source & Preview
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