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The Biz: Meredith Vieira Returns to Daytime

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It's hard to say no to Meredith Vieira. While putting together her new daytime show, NBCUniversal executives let the host pick her executive producer, sidekick, band — even the furniture on her set (a tatty, pet-ravaged couch from her Westchester, New York, home). Perhaps the "suits" — as Vieira calls them — are aware that she is one of the rare TV talents who is not afraid to walk away from it all.

After becoming, at age 35 in 1989, the youngest correspondent ever hired by 60 Minutes, she left the prestigious CBS newsmagazine two years later to have her second child when then-executive producer Don Hewitt refused her request to work part-time. Her very public decision sparked a national conversation on the challenges for women who balance motherhood and career. After an Emmy award-winning stint on the ABC newsmagazine Turning Point, she changed course, becoming a founding panelist on the daytime coffee klatch The View »

- Stephen Battaglio

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Mega Buzz: A Blacklist Betrayal, New Girl's New Date and Gotham's True Hero

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Each week, executive editor Adam Bryant satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Do you have any new info on The Blacklist's new season? —  Roger

How about some exclusive casting news? Tony-nominated Broadway veteran Norm Lewis — who is currently starring in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera and did a stint last season on Scandal — has been tapped to play J.P. Laskin, a business associate of Red's who doesn't exactly agree with his recent moves in the ongoing war with Berlin. In fact, I hear Laskin may even be tempted to switch sides. Of course, once Red finds out about the betrayal, he'll probably make the choice for him. Perhaps playing a "phantom" will come in handy!  

I'm really curious to see how Nick and Jess are doing after their break-up last season on New Girl. What will »

- Adam Bryant

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Poll: Who Should Win So You Think You Can Dance? Vote!

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So You Think You Can Dance closes out its 11th season with not just one, but two tap dancers.

In this unprecedented final, airing Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart are the tappers who join jazz dancer Jessica Richens and contemporary dancer Ricky Ubeda in the quest to be named America's Favorite Dancer. Who will win? Let's take a look at each of the finalists:

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- Hanh Nguyen

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TBS Cancels CeeLo Green's Reality Show Amid His Controversial Rape Comments

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Musician and actor CeeLo Green drew the ire of many over the weekend when he posted a series of tweets regarding the nature and definition of rape. On Tuesday, Variety reported that TBS had canceled his reality series CeeLo Green's The Good Life. But despite the timing of both, the show's cancellation may not be related to Green's controversial comments.

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- Tim Surette

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Ask Matt: Emmys, Longmire, Summer TV (Leftovers, Outlander, Strain),Doctor Who

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Question: You are probably going to get a lot of angry email about how Orange Is the New Black and True Detective didn't win any of the major Emmys. But I think they may have suffered from submitting in the wrong category, and some of the voters probably didn't want to get more viewers angry after letting both Oitnb and True Detective submit in the wrong categories. So glad for Julianna Margulies' win for The Good Wife and Jim Parsons' win for The Big Bang Theory. But the biggest shock for me is Sherlock's three wins, couldn't be any happier. Which win/snub shocked you, and do you think Oitnb and True Detective could have won more awards if they had submitted in the proper categories? — Aadil

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- Matt Roush

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8 Things We Learned From Lifetime's Insanely Bizarre Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story

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Lifetime went behind the Bell on Monday and unveiled what (allegedly) happened behind the cameras of our favorite childhood sitcom. But instead of Zack Morris running the show, this time it was all about Screech — and the story from outcast Dustin Diamond's perspective.

The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, based on Diamond's tell-all memoir, began with the gang -- Dylan Everett as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sam Kindseth as Diamond, Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley, Julian Works as Mario Lopez, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, and Taylor Russell McKenzie as Lark Voorhies — pulling up to their first mall tour unaware their lives were about to change.

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- Robyn Ross

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Royal Pains Bosses on Boris' Big Move, the "Emotional" Finale and Season 7 Hopes

1 September 2014 3:07 PM, PDT

Boris' move to buy Hamptons Heritage and invite the entire HankMed team to be on the board of directors may have caught Royal Pains fans by surprise, but behind the scenes, it was a long time coming.

"This was a twist that we initially planned to put in last season's finale. It didn't quite feel like the right time to do it, but we loved the idea," co-creator and executive producer Andrew Lenchewski tells TVGuide.com. "We loved that it could really be a satisfying payoff for everything that Boris and Hank have been going through together, and we also loved that it could really platform a lot of great things to come with Boris at the helm of Hamptons Heritage."

But what does this mean for the HankMed team since...

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- Kate Stanhope

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