The Ricki Lake Show
Is she still lightning in a bottle? The Ricki Lake Show, the new syndicated daytime talk program hosted by actress and Dancing With the Stars fave Ricki Lake, will make its debut on September 10. Lake was a mere 24 when she hit the chat scene in 1993 with her first show, Ricki Lake, a youth-appeal hit that ran 11 seasons and became a pop-culture phenomenon. But what does she bring to the party at age 43? Lake gave us an exclusive inside look at her first, emotion-packed day back on the talk circuit. It's all here. The laughs. The nerves. The tears. And, of course, the Spanx...
When suds superstar Ronn Moss abruptly quit his role as Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful last month, the show's exec producer Bradley Bell admits he was taken aback. But he wasted no time regrouping. Not only will Bell recast Moss's role and already has several high-profile actors in mind, he also plans to move Ridge's heartthrobby half-brother Rick (Emmy winner Jacob Young) into full Ridge mode.
Nobody asked him to "Come on down!" CBS' The Price is Right celebrates its 40th anniversary on Tuesday's episode with host Drew Carey welcoming favorite contestants from the past, but don't expect to see the show's original, much-loved emcee Bob Barker. He wasn't invited. (CBS declined comment; a source with the show says Barker will be seen via vintage clips.)
There's one good thing about paranoia: It never gets old. A&E's four-hour miniseries Coma, based on the 1977 best-selling novel by Robin Cook and the hit 1978 movie, stars Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) as a medical intern who joins a legendary Atlanta hospital and discovers something very sinister going on. It seems an...
Stone Cold is outta here! Emmy Award winner and über-fan fave Steve Burton has decided to end his run as heartthrob hit man Jason Morgan on the ABC soap General Hospital, a role he has played since 1991. TV Guide Magazine got the exclusive scoop.
Not only did mobster-turned-good guy Duke Lavery die on General Hospital way back in 1990, he was gunned down before our very eyes and took his last breath in the arms of his wife, Anna. So how come the guy suddenly popped up on today's episode of GH alive and well and looking just like Ian Buchanan?
Jill Farren Phelps
In a long overdue shakeup at daytime's No. 1 soap, The Young and the Restless, Maria Bell is out as executive producer-head writer and former General Hospital chief Jill Farren Phelps is in the house! Phelps takes the EP gig while Josh Griffith, who stepped in and kept Y&R afloat during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild strike, is back as head writer. Their first official episode will air Oct. 12. No exec on the suds scene is more credentialed and trophied than Phelps, a seven-time Emmy winner who has helmed a record six daytime dramas. And no one is more polarizing. TV Guide Magazine had an exclusive chat with the controversial lady, who addressed the firestorm of rumors and reports currently circulating on the Web.
His rap sheet already includes arson, computer hacking, kidnapping and bank robbery and now The Young and the Restless' Kevin Fisher is once again a wanted man. Only this time he's innocent! Well, sort of. The mousey man-child — played by the hilariously touching Greg Rikaart — has been implicated in the sudden death of blackmailing shrink Tim Reid (Aaron Lustig). Kevin's only real offense here was being coerced by his pal Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) into helping her relocate the corpse, a la Weekend at Bernie's. But tell that to the Genoa City cops! TV Guide Magazine spoke with the Emmy-winning Rikaart about his latest run-in with the law and — of course! — his controversial Twitter beef with Days of Our Lives star Melissa Reeves.
Will it be the revenge of the hooker? Fan fave and raving beauty Nadia Bjorlin is heading back to NBC's Days of Our Lives as Chloe Lane just a year after being let go as part of a major cast purge. The actress will report for work in late September but is not expected to hit the air until...wait for it...January 4, 2013. Yep, Days is shooting that far ahead these days. But Bjorlin is worth the wait, baby! TV Guide Magazine had an exclusive chat with the star about her rocky road at Days, Chloe's shady past as the town prostie and how the character plans to reclaim her dignity.
Robot Chicken's DC Comics special
Aquaman has always been the Rodney Dangerfield of superheroes but he's finally getting some respect — from Robot Chicken! The waterlogged DC Comics legend will be royally skewered, along with his Justice League pals Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, in Adult Swim's Robot Chicken DC Comics Special (Sunday, Sept. 9 at midnight/11c). The special kicks off the Emmy-winning show's sixth season. To commemorate the madcap occasion, DC Comics is issuing a special Robot Chicken variant cover of Aquaman No. 12 (on sale August 29 at comic book stores), and TV Guide Magazine has the exclusive first look!