Somebody call the Vatican, because there's a freakin' miracle happening on The Young and the Restless! On May 11, Beth Maitland will once again return to the soap as Traci Abbott — earth mama, moral compass, the very soul of Genoa City — and this time she'll be mixed up in the big Abby Newman (Marcy Rylan) drama. Though Maitland won Y&R's very first acting Emmy back in 1985, the beloved actress fell out of favor with some of the past producing teams and, for a while, was only showing up for weddings and funerals. Then she wasn't seen on the show for two full years. Thankfully, the current powers adore Maitland and keep finding cool ways to bring her back — no small thing in an era where so many of our great suds vets are considered as disposable as Handi Wipes. "When Beth shows up on our set, it tells me that the folks who run our show do indeed know the importance of heart and remember the value of family," notes Maitland's TV bro Peter Bergman (Jack). "People like Traci who look you in the eye and tell the honest truth are a rarer and rarer breed — in soaps and in life." TV Guide Magazine spoke with Maitland about her upcoming stint, her remarkable renaissance and — gasp! — her "double life" in Hollywood...
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean somebody ain't out to getcha. It might even be several somebodies. In the early months of the CBS hit The Mentalist, it seemed to viewers that Red John, the unseen psychopath who haunts and taunts Simon Baker's character, Patrick Jane, was operating as a solo act. But now, in the show's third season, it is creepily...
Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa
No big secret here: Schoolteachers never get enough credit, and they sure don't make enough dough. At least Live! With Regis and Kelly is doing something about it. On Monday the show launches its second annual Top Teacher Week, a salute to America's best educators that has the five finalists scoring very cool swag.
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Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman
Fans of The Mentalist love Wayne Rigsby, the towering, emotionally dyslexic detective played by Owain Yeoman. But as the hit CBS crime show nears the end of its third season, there's still very little known about the guy. We're about to find out why. In tonight's episode...
Katherine Kelly Lang, Adam Gregory
We now know The Bold and the Beautiful's Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Thomas (Adam Gregory) have miraculously survived that plane crash in the South Pacific. So what's next for the steamy mother-stepson duo as they struggle for survival on their desert island? We have the scoop! Come May 2, B&B will enter some funky new territory when Brooke and Thomas — who have been dancing around a near-incestuous romance for weeks — get high on hallucinogenic berries and end up making love. At least it'll seem that way. TV Guide Magazine got the deets on this dizzy, daring story from B&B boss man Brad Bell.
Tony Geary, General Hospital
It takes a village, especially when you're trying to get General Hospital's Luke Spencer (Tony Geary) into rehab. On the soap's April 28 episode, those nearest and dearest to the in-denial alcoholic — including wife Tracy, son Lucky and daughter Lulu — will stage an intervention in hopes of getting him the help he needs. Will Luke give in and get treatment? Or will he...
Who let the dog out? Emmy winner Bruce Weitz (of Hill Street Blues fame) is back on General Hospital as hilarious mob don Anthony Zacchara. Though the character has been in prison for the last two years — supposedly with a life sentence — he gets out this week with nothing but evil (and women!) on his mind. TV Guide Magazine gabbed with Weitz to get the lowdown on Zacchara's return and what's next for the manic mad man...
Jacob Young, Natalie Hall and Trent Garrett
If anyone knows when a business decision really sucks, it's the Hoover company. The famous vacuum-cleaner maker — one of the most iconic brands in America — has posted a statement on Facebook saying it will pull all advertising from ABC effective April...
The Martha Stewart Show
The Martha Stewart Show celebrates the Easter/Passover season with flower arranging tips (Monday), an all-puppy hour (Tuesday) and easter dinner recipes from hotshot chef Michael Galata (Friday). The Emmy-winning series will also reach the 1,000th-episode mark on Wednesday, but Stewart won't be too reverent about it. She's packed the anniversary show with comedic bloopers, behind-the-scenes secrets and a gab session with Saturday Night Live cutup Seth Meyers.