The Simpsons' Very Special LEGO Episode
When two legendary behemoths get in each other's space — say, King Kong and Godzilla — results can be tragic. But when the LEGO Group and The Simpsons come together, it's a little slice of Springfield heaven. A very pricey slice.
Phoebe Tonkin, Nathan Parsons
Will they give peace a chance? The CW's The Originals returns Tuesday, April 15 (8/7c) with steamy new werewolf Jackson — played by former Bunheads and General Hospital star Nathan Parsons — hoping to get the vampires and wolves to move past their decades-old beef and make nice. Or at the very least be frenemies. Parsons, who will also join the cast of HBO's True Blood in its final season, gave TV Guide Magazine the lowdown on his new supernatural life.
Anna Hopkins and Grant Bowler, insert: Jim Murray
Killing an Earth Republic officer with a letter opener is a sure way to lose your gig. When Syfy's Defiance returns June 19, badass Datak Tarr (Tony Curran) is out as mayor and E-Rep dandy Niles Pottinger (Jim Murray, inset) is in, after a seemingly bloodless coup.
He's game for pretty much anything. Morgan Spurlock's terrific CNN docuseries Inside Man returns for Season 2 on Sunday, April 13 (10/9c) and it finds the intrepid investigator hanging out with the Hollywood paparazzi at LAX. His mission? Photograph Kim Kardashian! TV Guide Magazine spoke with Spurlock to get all the Krazy dish.
The doctor is in — and she looks just like Supergirl! Helen Slater is heading to CBS's The Young and the Restless as an OB/GYN named Dr. Chiverton. But which Genoa City gal is expecting a baby? The soap is keeping that quiet for now, since there are several possibilities beyond the obvious one, Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bregman), who currently thinks she's pregnant.
Elisabeth Shue, George Eads
Over the course of 14 seasons, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has tackled a brain-imploding array of freaky topics. Now it's going for the big one. "There's something about cannibalism that is so taboo and forbidden and disgusting that we, as a culture, don't want to think about it — but we can't stop our minds from going there," says Tom Mularz, who wrote this week's man-eats-man episode, "Consumed" (Wednesday, 10/9c, CBS).
Tom and Jerry
Nothing succeeds like failure. Seventy-four years after they first hit movie screens, Tom the cat is still trying to exterminate Jerry the mouse — without any luck. The slapstick duo is back in The Tom and Jerry Show, a new series that "captures all the silliness and joy I felt when I watched as a kid," says Seinfeld vet Jason Alexander, who provides the voice of Tom's ever-frazzled owner, Ric. "You'd think there'd be only so many ways for this cat and mouse to take a pratfall or fly off a cliff, but they're still finding ways to keep it fresh."
What on Earth? PBS Kids is kicking off a month of ecology-themed programming, starting with the return of the hit series Wild Kratts on Monday, April 7. The Season 3 premiere, "Hermit Crab Shell Exchange," finds the curious Kratt brothers learning all about hermit crabs and facing a dramatic "kidnapping."
Here's an exclusive TV Guide Magazine preview:
Sofia the First
Let it Snow! The Disney Junior cartoon smash Sofia the First has already boasted guest appearances by such beloved Disney princesses as Cinderella, Jasmine, Belle, Ariel and Aurora. Now comes the fairest of them all!
The series' April 4 episode, "The Enchanted Feast" (airing 9 a.m./8c on Disney Channel and 6 p.m./5c on Disney Junior), finds little Sofia, the youngest princess in the franchise, getting some much-needed advice from Snow White, who got the highly-lucrative Mouse House princess biz started 77 years ago.
Sean Kanan is out as A.J. Quartermaine on ABC's General Hospital and the popular suds star is now pounding the pavement — the one that leads directly to CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. Starting June 13, Kanan will resume the role of Deacon Sharpe, the sleazy con man who raised hell on B&B and its sister soap The Young and the Restless off and on from 2000 to 2012. So what can we Deacon fans expect? B&B boss Bradley Bell gave TV Guide Magazine an exclusive preview.