Grab a hanky. Still in its 50th anniversary year, ABC's General Hospital will celebrate yet another milestone on Monday, Feb. 24 when it airs its 13,000th episode.
Robin Mattson, Kin Shriner
It's been over 30 years since Kin Shriner and Robin Mattson first teamed for crime and romance on General Hospital and now they've been reunited on the ABC soap in the most unexpected way: It's been revealed that their characters — district attorney Scott Baldwin and nutcase villain Heather Webber — are the parents of serial killer Franco (Roger Howarth)! TV Guide Magazine took the longtime pals to lunch at one of their favorite Beverly Hills restaurants, La Scala, once the hangout of Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack, just as Heather's current reign of terror has come to an end. Will she be back? Can the Heather-Scott spark be reignited? And then there's the question we're dying to ask: Did Shriner and Mattson ever get it on in real life?
Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White, Emmy Rossum
They're rude. They're crude. And they've got attitude. Dysfunctional families are all the rage on TV, but the Gallaghers of Showtime's Shameless manage to top them all. This libertine clan from the south side of Chicago is always behind on the bills and one step ahead of the law, but somehow — in their fourth season of chaos and calamity — they're still holding it together. Barely. TV Guide Magazine sat down with the stars who play the three eldest Gallagher kids — Emmy Rossum (Fiona), Jeremy Allen White (Lip) and Cameron Monaghan (Ian) — to talk about sex, drugs and...family values....
he Talk Celebrates Florence Henderson 's 80th Birthday With a Brady Bunch Reunion
Here's the story of a lovely lady! The great Florence Henderson turns 80 on Valentine's Day and the CBS Daytime hit The Talk will get a jump on the festivities with an hour devoted to the actress and her classic 1970s sitcom, The Brady Bunch. Airing Thursday, Feb. 13 (2 p.m./ET, 1 p.m. CT/PT), the special episode will reunite Henderson, who played mama Carol Brady, with costars Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Barry Williams (Greg). Ann B. Davis (Alice) and Eve Plumb will deliver special videotaped messages to mark Henderson's milestone.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Bibbidi Bobbidi...Who? Disney Channel will celebrate Valentine's Day on Friday, Feb. 14, by twice riffing on the beloved 1950 animated classic Cinderella. On the star-studded "Smee-rella" episode of Jake and the Never Land Pirates (8:30 a.m./7:30c), shlumpy Mr. Smee is transformed by Pip the Pirate Genie (voiced by Jerry O'Connell) into a dashing buccaneer who, with his newfound swagger, attends the Pirate Convention hosted by Red Jessica (Jane Kaczmarek) and catches the eye of Jessica's first mate Mollie (Melissa Rauch).
It ain't easy Being Mary Jane. Tonight on the hot BET sudser, the romance between TV news anchor Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) and her married lover, Andre (Omari Hardwick), explodes when he discovers a photo of her looking cozy with ex-beau David (Stephen Bishop) at a charity gala. Union serves up the dish.
The Bold and the Beautiful digital novels
Oh, Dollar Bill! CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful has moved into the romance-fiction market with two digital novels — published by Momentum — that focus on Don Diamont's lady-lovin' megamogul character, Bill Spencer. Forbidden Affair has Bill getting sexy with young Steffy Forrester in the rubble of a Los Angeles earthquake, while Collision Course finds him with a bad case of PTSD after surviving the crash of his private plane. Needing psychiatric help, Bill ends up falling for his therapist, Taylor Hayes.
NBA Star Chris Bosh Battles Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Hey, if you can't get Idris Elba, bring on some Miami Heat! NBA superstar and Olympic gold medalist Chris Bosh will voice the role of Heimdall — the all-seeing, all-knowing Asgardian gatekeeper played by Elba in the Thor flicks — on Disney XD's Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (Sunday, Feb. 23, 8am/7c).