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DJ Lance Rock on Yo Gabba Gabba!'s V-Day Special

Yo Gabba Gabba!, host DJ Lance Rock

If you don't have a small child or a small child's viewing habits, you may have missed Nick Jr.'s newest hit show, Yo Gabba Gabba! (weekdays at 11:30 am/ET, Nickelodeon). The show is not as popular as SpongeBob or Dora just yet, but its lively blend of indie-rock music and retro imagery has placed it right in the middle of a burgeoning hipster parenting movement. TVGuide.com scheduled a playdate with host DJ Lance Rock (aka Lance Robertson) to discuss the show's Valentine's Day special and find out what all the excitement is about.

TVGuide.com: How would you describe the Yo Gabba Gabba! take on Valentine's Day?
DJ Lance Rock:
Well, it's trying to open up kids' perspectives on love. That's why it's called "Love" and not "Valentine's Day." So the kids and the creatures are just trying to figure o read more

TV Writer Rick Cleveland's My Buddy Bill Lightens Up Presidential Race

Rick Cleveland, My Buddy Bill

Over the last few months, Bill Clinton has been doing his best to get back into the White House, albeit as the first husband. His actions on the campaign trail — stumping for his wife Hillary and attempting to stamp out her competition, Barack Obama — have been questioned and sometimes criticized by the media, but never ignored. Both puckish and personable, there's no doubt the larger-than-life former president continues to be a fascinating character still capable of capturing the public's interest.

Rick Cleveland, a writer for The West Wing and Six Feet Under, uses the intrigue surrounding the onetime chief exec to his advantage in the stage show My Buddy Bill, airing tonight on Comedy Central (12 am/ET). Part travelogue, part insight into the strange world of adult male friendship, Clev read more

Sarah Connor Chronicles: Why Richard T. Jones Is in the Doghouse

Richard T. Jones, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau are the three leads that propel the action in Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles  (Mondays, 8 pm/ET, Fox). But there's one more regular cast member who's left trying to put the pieces together after the aforementioned trio battle it out with robot assassins from the future. That actor would be Richard T. Jones, who plays FBI agent James Ellison. TVGuide.com caught up with Jones, whom you may already know from his recent role as Mike in Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married.

TVGuide.com: Agent Ellison is the one character in the show, so far, who believes Sarah Connor is simply a dangerous psychotic on the run. Is it a challenge to keep your detective role intriguing when everyone knows the truth, except you?
Richard T. Jones:
Yeah, it's alway read more

Super Sunday Preview: Bill Hemmer Talks Patriots and Politics

Bill Hemmer, Fox News Channel

Just when you thought Fox couldn't put more super in their Super Bowl pre-game, they've gone and injected it with Fox News Channel coverage of the lead-up to the Super Tuesday primaries. What does this mean? Well, after a special edition of Fox News Sunday at 9am/ET, the network will officially begin Super Sunday programming that not only touches on the big game and its cultural significance but will also include live reports from the campaign trail. Fox News stalwart Shepard Smith will broadcast live from the game site in Arizona, while cohosts Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly hold down the fort at FNC's New York studio. TVGuide.com caught up with Hemmer right after he returned from Tuesday's primary in Florida to find out about this year's super pre-game coverage.

TVGuide.com: Why did Fox feel like it would be a good idea to read more

John Cleese on Why Life of Brian Is His Favorite Monty Python Movie

John Cleese, Life of Brian

Since Monty Python went their separate ways in the mid-1980s, founding member John Cleese has regularly garnered guffaws in everything from A Fish Called Wanda to Will & Grace. But no matter what projects the actor and comic takes on, he will forever be linked to Python's Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. For the DVD release of Life of Brian: The Immaculate Edition, the comedy troupe's 1979 farce about a man who spends his life being confused with the messiah, TVGuide.com spoke with the British funnyman and got an idea of why the Python legacy is so enduring.

TVGuide.com: Monty Python made Life of Brian in 1979. Why is there still so much interest in the movie?
John Cleese: I think along with the rest of the English nation that it's the best Python film read more

Reno 911!'s Thomas Lennon Makes Us Feel Dirty

Thomas Lennon, Reno 911!

It's been well over a decade since MTV's cult hit The State left the air, but the cast members have more than made good on the promise of the surreal sketch comedy. One of the many successful projects that followed The State is Comedy Central's Reno 911!, which begins its fifth season tonight (10:30 pm/ET). TVGuide.com recently looked back on Reno's run with star Thomas Lennon, who created the series with fellow State alums Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney-Silver.

TVGuide.com: What keeps the Reno deputies coming back for more?
Thomas Lennon: Good lord, we all wonder that. Why on earth has this show lasted for five seasons? Your guess is as good as mine.

TVGuide.com: Fine. I guess you guys are just doing it for the money at this point.
Lennon: Exactly. It is just for the cold, read more

Thomas Dekker Previews Terminator and Spills Shocking Heroes Secrets

Thomas Dekker, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Born into a family of musicians and performers, Thomas Dekker never considered a career outside the entertainment biz. He began acting at the age of 5 and has worked steadily ever since, including recently landing the coveted role of John Connor on Fox's highly anticipated Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. TVGuide.com spoke with Dekker about starring alongside Lena Headey and Summer Glau in the newest installment of the Terminator saga, premiering this Sunday (8pm/ET), and about leaving his recurring role on Heroes.

TVGuide.com: How does it feel to be playing the eventual savior of the human race?
Thomas Dekker: At first, terrifying, because we're stepping on some sacred ground here. But it's an honor and it's also actually not as difficult as I feared, because I feel pretty close to John. read more

Deborah Norville's Inside Look at 20 Years of Inside Edition

Deborah Norville, Inside Edition

Inside Edition begins its 20th year on the air today. It's the 13th year for anchor Deborah Norville, who took over for Fox News' Bill O'Reilly back in 1995. TVGuide.com recently caught up with Norville to discuss the syndicated newsmagazine. We also got her recollections on spending time in the clink and what advice she'd give a younger self about how to deal with her acrimonious split from the Today show.
 
TVGuide.com: So Inside Edition has been around for 20 years now.
Deborah Norville:
What is the gift for 20 years? It's probably not very good. Wait, I know this, because I just had my 20th wedding anniversary. It's porcelain. So maybe we'll have celebratory china made in honor of our grand achievement here.

TVGuide.com: That sort of longevity in the broa read more

NFL QB Vince Young Gets Framed for TV

NFL quarterback Vince Young, Framed

Over the last few weeks, the Independent Film Channel and Reebok have teamed up to present a nexus of actors and athletes called Framed. In each episode, a Hollywood personality goes behind the camera to direct a short film starring a larger-than-life figure from the world of sports. In tonight's episode (10:30 pm/ET), actress Regina King frames NFL quarterback Vince Young. TVGuide.com spoke with the heralded Tennessee Titans signal caller about his acting debut and letting cameras catch his off-the-field life in his hometown of Houston.

TVGuide.com: What about the Framed series interested you?
Vince Young: Basically, everybody knows the athlete Vince Young, but I want more people to understand me as a person. Reebok understands who I am and they also want fans to get to know the players a little bit more. Bu read more

My Name Is Earl's Catalina Lists the Show's Strengths

Nadine Velazquez, My Name Is Earl

Now in its third season, My Name Is Earl (tonight at 8 pm/ET, NBC) continues to be a ratings stalwart as the lead-in to NBC's Thursday-night comedy lineup. Along with consistently funny writing, a big part of what keeps audiences tuned in to the misadventures of Earl J. Hickey is the casting, from the Golden Globe-nominated Jason Lee and the Emmy-winning Jaime Pressly to regulars Ethan Suplee (Randy), Nadine Velazquez (Catalina) and Eddie Steeples (Crab Man). TVGuide.com recently spoke with Velazquez about what she thinks elevates Earl. The beautiful Chicago native also gav read more

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