Don't even bother trying to guess who goes auf Wiedersehen! Syfy's hit makeup competition series Face Off returns for Season 6 Tuesday (9/8c) by instantly throwing the contestants off their game and into a Project Runway-type battle involving models and a fashion show. TV Guide Magazine spoke with host McKenzie Westmore about the show's most unpredictable season yet.
The Beatles and Cassius Clay
Their timing was as perfect as their music. The Beatles' first trip to America in February 1964, just a few weeks after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, brought a devastated nation some desperately needed joy and excitement — and that's just one of the many seismic events in the new American Experience documentary 1964, premiering Tuesday on PBS (8/7c, check local listings).
What a year. President Lyndon Johnson spearheaded the landmark Civil Rights Act and launched a war on poverty, students at U.C. Berkeley were rising up in revolt, millions flocked to the futuristic New York World's Fair, Betty Friedan was triggering a feminist firestorm with The Feminine Mystique and Bob Dylan told us — as if we needed further proof — that The Times They Are a-Changin'.
She was a huge fan fave as All My Children hell-raiser Greenlee Smythe. Now Rebecca Budig is creating a little slice of heaven on The Better Show, the syndicated spinoff of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, now in its sixth season. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Budig about life away from AMC plus lots more, including that diss from Prospect Park, her various husbands and the Emmy-winning soap star who keeps stealing from her!
TV Guide Magazine: Look at you being Martha Stewart! How'd this happen?
Budig: Better was looking for a new co-host and I went and did two audition shows with [co-host] JD Roberto and really liked him. We clicked. I've always juggled hosting jobs with my acting career, and this fits into my life perfectly. They're really flexible. I have great outs in my contract to do other stuff. And it's a great show. I love improving people's lives. [Laughs] Especially my own! ...
Aaron O'Connell and John Schneider
Should he call Olivia Pope? Jim Cryer, the cock-o-the-walk judge played by John Schneider on OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots, wants to be the next Georgia governor but that dream could be dashed if he doesn't get his clan under control. When Tyler Perry's steamy, rowdy sudser returns Tuesday (9/8c), Jim's drug-addict son, Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell), has left two people near death after a hit-and-run driving spree. That's not Dad's only headache: His bipolar daughter Amanda (Jaklyn Betham) has teamed with his favorite hooker, Candace (Tika Sumpter), in a revenge lawsuit against him. And his bitter, high-strung wife, Katheryn (Renee Lawson), who hate his guts and knows his dirt, could blow at any moment. No worries! Schneider tells TV Guide Magazine why his badass character won't be losing his cool.
Last summer's sexy, smash-hit BET movie Being Mary Jane returns as a series Tuesday, Jan. 7 (10/9c), starring Gabrielle Union as Mary Jane Paul, a rich and glamorous TV news anchor who should be living the dream. So why is her life such a ghastly disaster? TV Guide Magazine spoke with Union about her character's bad taste in men, her addiction to chaos and why she and Olivia Pope drink so damn much!
She scored outrageous success with her landmark internet series Venice, now Emmy-winning actress-producer Crystal Chappell (Guiding Light, The Bold and the Beautiful) is about to bring us another web potboiler, Beacon Hill. The series, which begins streaming March 5, is set against the cutthroat world of Massachusetts politics and features lots of lesbian steam and a cast of daytime greats, including Sarah Brown (General Hospital), Alicia Minshew and Ricky Paull Goldin (All My Children), Tina Sloan and Ron Raines (Guiding Light), Melissa Archer, Jessica Morris and John-Paul Lavoisier (One Life to Live), Scott Bryce (As the World Turns) and Louise Sorel (Days of Our Lives). TV Guide Magazine caught up with the über-busy Chappell to get an exclusive preview.
Melody Thomas Scott and Ray Wise
He infamously killed Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks and starred as the Devil himself in Reaper. What evil does Ray Wise now have in store for The Young and the Restless? On Wednesday, Jan. 8, war vet Dylan McAvoy heads to Idaho in search of his birth father, Wise's character Ian Ward, who was a notorious cult leader back in the 1970s. But before Dylan can find Ian, Ian will show up in Genoa City! Wise gave TV Guide Magazine the wicked lowdown.
Sonia Baghdady and Robin Berzin
Move over, Dr. Oz! The new health and wellness cable channel Veria Living (veria.com) is kicking off 2014 with a daily, interactive series VLC (Veria Living Companion) that showcases the most recent developments in medicine, fitness, nutrition and beauty and lets the audience get involved in the broadest way possible.
Star Trek Enterprise
They boldly went into space a century before Captain James T. Kirk. Now the intrepid crew members of Star Trek: Enterprise are continuing their voyage into the universe of high def. Star Trek: Enterprise — Season 3 makes its Blu-ray debut Tuesday, Jan. 7 with a six-disc set that includes all 24 episodes, plus cast and crew commentaries, deleted scenes, archival mission logs and the all-new featurette "Temporal Cold War: Declassified."
Jake and the Neverland Pirates
Shiver me timbers! Disney's animated preschool hit Jake and the Never Land Pirates returns for a new season Friday, Jan. 3, with "Treasure of the Pirate Mummy's Tomb," an episode that finds Jake and his pals going in search of the Never Land Ankh. This magical staff has the power to move sand — perfect for helping Captain Flynn (Josh Duhamel) dig his ship out of the desert. But finding the Ankh won't be easy! The gang must first...