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Peter Brady's Perfect New Gig


Christopher Knight was hoping this would happen.

Though best known as Peter from The Brady Bunch, he is actually landing legitimate acting gigs that have nothing to do with the classic 1969-74 sitcom. Case in point: Tonight, he guest-stars on the season finale of Less Than Perfect (9:30 pm/ET on ABC). And, believe it or not, there's no wink or sly reference to his Brady past (not even a mention of pork chops and applesauce).

So how did this all happen? A little show called The Surreal Life. Thanks to VH1's reality celebrity mixer, the former child star finally had an opportunity to remind Hollywood he wasn't 14 anymore. "I have this age-disparity thing," the 47-year-old Knight tells TVGuide.com. "I'm constantly confronting a teenage version of myself."

Luckily, read more

Peter Brady's Perfect New Gig


Christopher Knight was hoping this would happen.

Though best known as Peter from The Brady Bunch, he is actually landing legitimate acting gigs that have nothing to do with the classic 1969-74 sitcom. Case in point: Tonight, he guest-stars on the season finale of Less Than Perfect (9:30 pm/ET on ABC). And, believe it or not, there's no wink or sly reference to his Brady past (not even a mention of pork chops and applesauce).

So how did this all happen? A little show called The Surreal Life. Thanks to VH1's reality celebrity mixer, the former child star finally had an opportunity to remind Hollywood he wasn't 14 anymore. "I have this age-disparity thing," the 47-year-old Knight tells TVGuide.com. "I'm constantly confronting a teenage version of myself."

Luckily, read more

William Shatner's American Invasion

Just try keeping up with William Shatner. In the past year, the 74-year-old actor has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Denny Crane on The Practice and its spin-off, Boston Legal. He's also reprised his Miss Congeniality role for the sequel, released a CD and — yes, there's more — played a little practical joke. OK, it wasn't so little. Along with his merry band of producers, Shatner punked the town of Riverside, Iowa, into believing he was shooting a sci-fi film there. In fact, it was all a pretense to capture the candid reactions of its starstruck residents for Invasion Iowa, a reality miniseries that's airing tonight through Friday (9 pm/ET on Spike TV). Here, TVGuide.com debriefs the erstwhile Captain Kirk on his most recent mission.
TVGuide.com: In the first episode, you're chatting with locals at a diner and you take a bite out of one guy's read more

Boston Legal Star's Expecting


When you're on a David E. Kelley show, you get used to facing unexpected twists. But Boston Legal's Monica Potter wasn't ready for this one: Just a few months into her deft portrayal of quick-thinking attorney Lori Colson on ABC's Practice spin-off (Sundays, 10 pm/ET), she got a big surprise — she's pregnant.

"There's no hiding it [now]," Potter, 33, tells TVGuide.com. "My gut's getting big... I could pass it off as beer and say that I've been out late [a lot], but I can't blame it on that."

Well, actually, the credit really belongs to her fiancé, Chris, an orthopedic surgeon she met after friends of hers encountered the M.D. in a Los Angeles hospital and decided he was too good not to fix up.

"They invited him to a party," explains the Ohio native, "and when he walked in, I liked him right away. He sat down and we were talking, and a few minutes later we wer read more

NYPD Blue Hunk's Farewell

When NBC's tween-comedy Saved by the Bell was expelled in 1994, Mark-Paul Gosselaar (then best known as Zack) thought it'd be a snap finding his next big role. Unfortunately, lean times and less-than-stellar projects followed. That is, until producer Steven Bochco rejuvenated Gosselaar's career by annointing him as Dennis Franz's final partner on NYPD Blue. Four years later, the groundbreaking police drama is closing up shop. (ABC airs a one-hour retrospective tonight at 9 pm/ET, followed by the actual finale at 10.) At least this time, the actor's future is less uncertain — he has already been cast in a Fox pilot about a brother and sister who run a Las Vegas wedding chapel. With steady employment on the horizon, Gosselaar's able to relax and fondly reflect on his well-received stint at the 15th Precinct.
TVGuide.com: You wrapped shooting on Blue jus read more

Pat O'Brien's Greatest Super Bowl


Pat O'Brien can't make up his mind. Is he a sports broadcaster who does entertainment news or is he a celebrity interviewer who dabbles in sports? After nine years at CBS Sports, he left in 1990 to do stints at ET and Access Hollywood before debuting as The Insider. In the midst of all that, O'Brien also covered the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Next up, he hosts tonight's CBS special, The Greatest Commercials: Super Bowl vs. the World, at 8 pm/ET. It features classic American ads from the big game competing against foreign spots. As O'Brien himself would say, let's get inside...

TV Guide Online: How will this TV commercial showdown impact our standing in the international community?
Pat O'Brien:
I feel that this is one time [Americans have] really got to get behind their country. There are no blue states, there are no red states here. There are only Americans. [But] it's funny, people do like to see what the world puts out — read more

Brady Bro's Surreal Comeback


It's been 20 years since Chris Knight — aka The Brady Bunch's Peter — has been active in showbiz (not including various Brady-related projects). But after a successful career in the computer industry, the man who made "pork chops and applesauce" part of the pop-culture lexicon is putting himself out there again. First, he got in shape on Discovery Health Channel's Body Challenge: Hollywood. Later, VH1's The Surreal Life (Sundays at 9 pm/ET) kindly provided him with a new — and much younger — girlfriend. (For more on his unexpected coupling with America's Next Top Model's Adrianne Curry, click here.) Here, the Brady boy dishes the Surreal dirt...

TV Guide Online: You're "the stable one" this Surreal season, much like Erik Estrada was last year. Coincidentally, you did Body Challenge together before this.
Chris Knight:
When we were doi read more

Surreal Life's Very Brady Romance


Imagine for a moment that you're a producer on the latest season of VH1's The Surreal Life (Sundays at 9 pm). On the weirdest day ever, you'd still never say, "OK, first, let's hope Verne Troyer (aka Austin Powers' Mini-Me) gets drunk, strips his clothes off and urinates in a hallway. And then — this is the best part — before the season ends, let's hook up Adrianne Curry, the first winner of America's Next Top Model, with Chris Knight, that guy who played Peter on The Brady Bunch. That'll be awesome!" Sounds crazy, but that's exactly what happened. Two months after filming wrapped, Knight, 47, told TV Guide Online all about it. Considering that our phone call includes a surprise guest appearance by his new girlfriend, Ms. Curry, it's safe to say life is sweet for the former Brady Buncher.

TV Guide Online: What was the highlight of the Surreal experience?
Knight:
The highlight of it f read more

SNL Star's "Girlie" Story


You know you've made your mark on pop culture when a politician uses a catchphrase you helped create to gain political leverage. That was comedian Kevin Nealon's surreal experience earlier this year when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger referred to several members of the California legislature as "girlie men." Here, we ask the Saturday Night Live alum about that controversy, as well as his new GSN show, Poker Royale: The WPPA Championship (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET). The limited series will reward its winner with a $125,000 grand prize, a chance to split $10 million with a sweepstakes winner and — are you ready? — a GSN bracelet (seriously).

TV Guide Online: Isn't it odd that Schwarzenegger — someone you and Dana Carvey used to parody in your "Hans and Franz" sketches — is now California's governor?
Kevin Nealon:
Well, here's a guy who was a musclehead, a gym rat, who spent all his time in the gym doing whatever those read more

Late Late Show Swaps Craigs


Craig Ferguson is in the driver's seat. The Scotland native — best known as Mr. Wick on The Drew Carey Show — has just been named the new host of CBS's Late Late Show, but when we caught up with him via cell phone, he had literally been driving for the last 10 hours. "I have to be honest. My ass is a little sore," says the 42-year-old actor, who beat out comedian D.L. Hughley, former Ed costar Michael Ian Black and TRL's Damien Fahey for Craig Kilborn's old job. His aching backside aside, Ferguson was elated as he talked about his new gig (which starts Jan. 3) while making his way back from Vancouver, where he had just filmed a role for ABC's life as we know it.

TV Guide Online: Did you see your victory coming?
Craig Ferguson:
I gotta say, if I was a betting man, I wouldn't have put the money on me. I'd never thought about doing a talk show in my life, and then about 30 seconds into g read more

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