Robot Chicken's DC Comics special
Aquaman has always been the Rodney Dangerfield of superheroes but he's finally getting some respect — from Robot Chicken! The waterlogged DC Comics legend will be royally skewered, along with his Justice League pals Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, in Adult Swim's Robot Chicken DC Comics Special (Sunday, Sept. 9 at midnight/11c). The special kicks off the Emmy-winning show's sixth season. To commemorate the madcap occasion, DC Comics is issuing a special Robot Chicken variant cover of Aquaman No. 12 (on sale August 29 at comic book stores), and TV Guide Magazine has the exclusive first look!
Ronn Moss' decision to end his 25-year run as Ridge Forrester on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful — reportedly over salary issues — is quite the industry shocker! It also comes as a major disappointment to the guy's massive fan base. What went haywire in his contract negotiations? What will B&B do without him? Will the role of Ridge be recast? TV Guide Magazine got the answers in this exclusive interview with the soap's executive producer-head writer Bradley Bell.
Grimm may be inspired by beloved fairy tales, but don't expect any happily-ever-afters. In fact, life is about to get very deadly for all concerned. The hit NBC crime procedural — about a Portland homicide detective, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), with the power to spot supernatural creatures who masquerade as human beings—will get an early second-season return tonight, fresh from two weeks of heavy promotion during the Olympic Games. (The series airs on Mondays for five weeks, then returns to its previous Fridays-at-9 slot on September 14.) Prepare to get prehistoric.
We suspected he was out there somewhere. After all, dead supervillains usually are. But who knew General Hospital's Jerry Jacks — played by Sebastian Roché — was behind the staged death and disappearance of Dr. Robin Scorpio? That head-scratching news, delivered in Friday's episode of the ABC soap, is just the start of a major revenge plan orchestrated by the Aussie badass. TV Guide Magazine had an exclusive chat with Roché about his latest return from the grave, and what Jerry has in store for the unsuspecting citizens of Port Charles.
Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman
You gotta love a network that brings Guiding Light's Josh and Reva back together! Investigation Discovery has been kicking butt in the ratings with its true crime and love-gone-bad programs — the cable network currently ranks fourth in daytime with women 25-54 — and now it's setting a trap for afternoon soap viewers. On Aug. 20, ID will launch Days of Our Knives, a daily three-hour block (1:00 to 4:00pm, ET/PT) of themed programming hosted by some of the greatest stars of daytime drama, including Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, Drake Hogestyn, Kristian Alfonso and the queen herself, Susan Lucci.
Your trash might be his treasure. Dave Hester, the alpha-dog star of the reality hit Storage Wars, tells us why his show continues to be the highest-rated series in all of A&E history.
TV Guide Magazine: What's America's fascination with abandoned storage lockers and the people like you who bid on them?
Dave Hester: Everyone wants to hit the lottery. Shows like Hoarders look at people with a sickness or addiction but we tell exciting modern treasure-hunt stories. And you can actually go out and try this yourself. Anybody can bid on this stuff.
It's Hamster Time! That guilty summer pleasure Big Brother returns Thursday for its 14th season and CBS promises it will be bigger than ever — at least by head count. Expect 12 new players to participate in the game, as well as four returning audience faves. Who will take home the $500,000 grand prize? Who will fall in love? Who will be the next Chima and have a batcrap-crazy meltdown? TV Guide Magazine sat for a chat with each the newbies before they went into the house but the drama started even sooner than expected. At the eleventh hour, one of the houseguests we met — Mike Baxter, a 23-year-old bartender from Boston — suddenly backed out of the show. Alas, we can't tell you much about his replacement Joe Arvin, a 41-year-old chef from Schererville, Indiana, but here's hot dish on the other 11. Let's get this party started!
When she's not playing the totally brill middle child Alex on Modern Family, Ariel Winter is very busy mouthing off. In animation, that is. She's the voice of Gretchen the Fireside Girl on Disney's Phineas and Ferb and Robin (yes, a female Robin!) in Warner Bros. upcoming animated flick Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1. On Friday June 29 she's back as the mermaid Marina on Disney Channel's preschool smash Jake and the Never Land Pirates (9am/8c). TV Guide Magazine chatted with the delightful Winter about her toon-filled life.
Apparently, we had nothing to worry about. There was a collective sigh of relief in the daytime TV community last month when it was announced that the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards would air Saturday, June 23 on cable channel HLN (8/7c). Up until then, it was widely believed the awards — which no network wanted — would go untelevised or end up on the Internet. But Malachy Wienges, chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, tells TV Guide Magazine that he "always had two backup plans in place — including one with Reelz — if the HLN [deal] didn't happen. We would never have let these awards leave television."
Walking Dead Michonne action figure
Badass alert! Fans of AMC's The Walking Dead won't officially meet Michonne, the sword-wielding zombie slayer played by Danai Gurira, until the series returns for Season 3 in October — but her action figure won't wait!