Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith
Get out your calendars. After months and months of frustrating delays, false starts and countless emotional pitfalls, Days of Our Lives' Will and Sonny will finally make love on the NBC soap's Nov. 14 episode. And — steam alert! — TV Guide Magazine has this exclusive video preview of what's sure to be a very talked-about scene (below).
"The Will and Sonny fans have waited a long time for this but the delay has been a good thing," says Freddie Smith, who plays Sonny. "It's allowed the audience to get to know our characters and to get to a place where they are really rooting for them to get together. I don't expect anyone will think the sex scene is controversial. Hopefully, we're past that. This isn't a story about two gay guys. It's about two human beings who truly love each other."
We always suspected he was a little off his rocker...but who knew he was this creepy and crazy? The late Alfred Hitchcock was the uncontested master of horror and suspense, a director so obsessed with murder and mayhem — much of it aimed at women — that one can't truly analyze his films without a Carl Jung handbook nearby. His greatest works, Rear Window, Vertigo and Psycho among them, still earn raves from critics more than half a century after they were made and his legacy as an artist remains sterling. But at what cost to the female stars who worked for him — the ones famously known as the "Hitchcock Blondes"?
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Giancarlo Esposito, Kim Raver
She completes him. And that may or may not be a good thing. Ever since NBC's new thriller Revolution premiered, we've been hearing wicked warlord Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) talk lovingly and longingly about his wife, Julia. We finally meet her in Monday's episode (10/9c, NBC), and...
We can't say she didn't warn us. After 25 years, three Emmys, and several hints that she's contemplating retirement, Susan Flannery has chosen to exit her role as Stephanie Forrester, the grand matriarch of CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. That has exec producer-head writer Bradley Bell planning a landmark sendoff, one sure to go down in the TV record books. In the episode set to air Friday, Oct. 12, Stephanie learns that her lung cancer, which had gone into remission, is back and now beyond treatment. Come December, the beloved character will die. TV Guide Magazine spoke exclusively with Bell about his plans for this startling and profound story.
You can fire her. But you can't stop her. Soap superstar Eileen Davidson, who returns to Days of Our Lives on Thursday, Oct. 11 as nutty hell-raiser Kristen Blake, hasn't been on the NBC serial in 14 years. And she wouldn't be on it now if she hadn't been unceremoniously dumped from her long-running role as heroine Ashley Abbott on CBS's The Young and the Restless.
Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall
They barely look a day over 11,000! The cast and crew of NBC's Days of Our Lives gathered on Friday, Sept. 28 to celebrate a remarkable TV milestone — the filming of the soap's 12,000th episode. Days icons Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John), seen here, were among those on hand, along with executive producer Ken Corday whose late dad, Ted Corday, was a cocreator of the show. Episode 12,000 will air on Jan. 11, 2013. In the meantime, check out TV Guide Magazine's exclusive photo gallery from the big day here!
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Halloween can't come soon enough for us — and apparently it's the same for the folks at Jake and the Never Land Pirates! Disney Channel's animated preschool hit will air its Halloween episode, "Season of the Sea Witch," on Friday, Oct. 5 (8:30am/7:30c), featuring a wickedly delicious guest appearance by Emmy winner Carol Kane.
Jake, the top-rated cable series for boys 2-5, is known for attracting cool guest stars, including Josh Duhamel, Sharon Osbourne, Tori Spelling, Jerry O'Connell, Tiffani Thiessen, Ariel Winter, Adam West and Jane Kaczmarek.
Billy Burke and Tracy Spiridakos
It's a lot easier to keep your secrets when the world has been plunged into darkness. But, sooner or later, they get out anyway. NBC's post-doomsday adventure series Revolution — about the fight to reestablish America in the years after a worldwide blackout — continues tonight with startling revelations about Miles Matheson, the moody, Han Solo-esque swordsman played by Billy Burke.
"This is the episode where the audience will finally understand why we're calling our show Revolution," creator Eric Kripke says. "We've set up our chessboard and are about to have the first battle in the ongoing war between the Monroe militia and the rebel freedom fighters. With that comes a big bombshell. So far, all we know about Miles is that he's a real badass. Now we find out why."
Catching up with Marie Osmond to talk about the debut of her new Hallmark Channel talk show Marie (Monday, Oct. 1 at noon/11am c) ain't easy! She shoots two episodes a day in L.A., hops a 4 p.m. flight for Las Vegas, performs her show with brother Donny at the Flamingo Hotel, grabs a midnight flight back to L.A. and then starts all over again!