The CBS-Sony soap The Young and the Restless owed Josh Griffith a huge debt of gratitude when he did double duty as exec producer and head writer during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild strike. Not only did the three-time Emmy winning Griffith keep Y&R afloat during that treacherous time, he improved the show drastically. But no good deed goes unpunished in Soapland! When the strike was over, Griffith was pushed out. Now he's back as head writer, working with new exec producer Jill Farren Phelps to get this once-mighty serial back in shape after the devastating reign of Maria Bell.
Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith
This isn't the first time Days of Our Lives buddies Will and Sonny have technically locked lips. Their first kiss, which aired last month on the NBC soap, was such a hot awkward mess it sent Will straight to bed with (gasp!) a girl. But TV Guide Magazine now has the first look at the real deal. And it's going to change Days history.
Sofia the First
They have much more in common than tiaras. The beloved Disney princess Cinderella will come face-to-face with the company's newest and youngest princess — both of them former commoners — in Sofia The First: Once Upon a Princess, a Disney Channel animated movie premiering Sunday, November 18 (7pm/6c). And TV Guide Magazine has this first-look video preview!
The annual "Treehouse of Horror" anthology episode of The Simpsons, airing October 7, spoofs the Mayans' end-of-the-world prophecy, the Higgs boson "God particle" and the Paranormal Activity flicks.
Nearly 20 years after joining General Hospital as black-sheep boozer A.J. Quartermaine, actor Sean Kanan is heading back to the ABC soap and will hit the air Oct. 29... but what role is he playing?
The new OWN series Iyanla: Fix My Life (premiering Saturday at 10/9c) was more than a dozen years in the making...and that's no exaggeration! Back in 2000, Oprah Winfrey was developing a show for bestselling author and self-empowerment coach Iyanla Vanzant — just as she was for Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz — but Vanzant was...
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Get ready for some eggplant-tinted villainy on Disney XD's The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Star Trek favorite Brent Spiner, fresh from his badass turn on Syfy's Warehouse 13, returns to the dark side as that great Marvel baddie the Purple Man (Sunday, Sept. 16, 11:30am/10:30c). The plot has Vision (Peter Jessop) waking up after undergoing a month of repairs, during which Iron Man (Eric Loomis) and the Avengers have taken over the Earth and established their own utopia. Or is this all the work of the mind-controlling Purple Man? TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive clip!
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special
He riotously roasted George Lucas and Star Wars in three Robot Chicken specials. Now evil genius Seth Green is ready to defame and defile yet another sacred sci-fi cow — the DC Comics universe! Adult Swim's Robot Chicken DC Comics Special (Sunday, Sept. 9, midnight/11c) boasts an awesome voice cast including Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Paul Reubens (The Riddler), Megan Fox (Lois Lane) and Alfred Molina (Lex Luthor), plus DC toys and action figures doing the most, well, unexpected things.
The Ricki Lake Show
Is she still lightning in a bottle? The Ricki Lake Show, the new syndicated daytime talk program hosted by actress and Dancing With the Stars fave Ricki Lake, will make its debut on September 10. Lake was a mere 24 when she hit the chat scene in 1993 with her first show, Ricki Lake, a youth-appeal hit that ran 11 seasons and became a pop-culture phenomenon. But what does she bring to the party at age 43? Lake gave us an exclusive inside look at her first, emotion-packed day back on the talk circuit. It's all here. The laughs. The nerves. The tears. And, of course, the Spanx...
When suds superstar Ronn Moss abruptly quit his role as Ridge on The Bold and the Beautiful last month, the show's exec producer Bradley Bell admits he was taken aback. But he wasted no time regrouping. Not only will Bell recast Moss's role and already has several high-profile actors in mind, he also plans to move Ridge's heartthrobby half-brother Rick (Emmy winner Jacob Young) into full Ridge mode.