Bir Brother Season 16 Cast
Sixteenth season. Sixteen houseguests. CBS's Big Brother returns Wednesday (8/7c) with several fresh twists designed to shake up the game in seismic ways. Two players will be named "Head of Household" each week and they are no longer automatically safe from eviction. Fans will now significantly influence the game via a new "Team America" vote, while the new "Battle of the Block" competition can shift the power balance in a heartbeat. Puppetmaster Julie Chen is back with the most unusual group of hamsters yet and TV Guide Magazine got to spend an entire day with them getting all the scoop. Who instantly struck us as big trouble? Who's got a very famous sister? Who's most likely to get naked? Meet the BB16 houseguests!
The Young and The Restless
Gee, remember when the Daytime Emmys were presented before thousands of deliriously happy fans at Radio City Freakin' Music Hall in primetime during May sweeps and drew massive Nielsen ratings? Now they're on the Internet. Yep, the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys Awards — hosted by Kathy Griffin — will live stream on daytimeemmys.net on Sunday, June 22 (8 p.m./ET, 7 p.m./CT, 5 p.m./PT). What should we expect? Only two things are guaranteed: Griffin, working without censors, will shock the crap out of us (can't wait!) and most of my fearless predictions in the drama categories will, as usual, be laughably wrong. So, dear soap stars, don't be offended if I didn't pick you. It means there's a damn good chance you'll win! Here we go...
A rip-snortin' superstorm is about to hit Salem! Daytime great Kassie DePaiva, best known for her long, juicy run as Blair Cramer on One Life to Live, will join NBC's Days of Our Lives Wednesday, June 18 as that delicious '80s baddie Eve Donovan. Formerly played by Charlotte Ross, Eve is an ex-hooker songstress (can we ever have too many of those?) who is back to stir up hell for her old rival Jennifer Deveraux (Melissa Reeves). As you can see in this exclusive TV Guide Magazine clip, Eve doesn't mess around. Her first stop in town is to see Jenn's handsome lover man, Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian)!
It's crisis time. ABC Family's The Fosters returns Monday for Season 2, picking up where last spring's calamitous cliffhangers left off. Teen pianist Brandon (David Lambert), who was beaten to a pulp by punks, will emerge with a badly injured hand. "His life's dream may be over and, in many ways, he has only himself to blame," says executive producer/writer Joanna Johnson.
Jason Thompson, Kelly Monaco and Duncan Hursley
How cool is this! When ABC's General Hospital needed to fill the role of a garage mechanic who holds vital information about a hit-and-run crash, they hired a real life car expert from Detroit, Michigan — 52-year-old Mazda product specialist Duncan Hursley. But that's not Hursley's only claim to fame. He's also the grandson of GH's late, great creators, Frank and Doris Hursley! TV Guide Magazine got the scoop on his cameo appearance, airing Friday, June 27.
SPOILER ALERT! For many months now, fans of CBS's The Young and the Restless have been led to believe that villainous self-help guru Ian Ward is the biological father of war vet Dylan McAvoy. But...
Get ready for Martha Speaketh Weeketh! Summer Learning Day is June 20 and the PBS Kids hit Martha Speaks will join the campaign to encourage young ones to get some summertime education with three new episodes and a cool online game.
The goofy fun begins June 16 when Martha, the ever-hungry talking pooch, eats a copy of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and suddenly starts spouting Elizabethan English. There's more hilarity online with the brand new game, Martha's Steaks (pbskids.org/martha). Kids will expand their vocabulary as they help Martha's furry friends hurdle, dash, soar and tumble to catch treats through Martha's dreamscape of steaks, bacon and drumsticks. Beware of falling hamburgers!
Justine Simmons and Rev Run
He's got a bad case of the lonesomes. Rev Run, the seminal hip-hop artist, Pentecostal minister and father of six, really wants to have dinner with his family. How does he make sure this happens? By starring in a new Cooking Channel series, Rev Run's Sunday Suppers, premiering Sunday, June 8 at 10/9c. He gave TV Guide Magazine the hot dish.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Funny, he doesn't look a day over...oh, never mind. No matter what we say he'll get crabby! Disney Channel will help celebrate the 80th birthday of the delightfully tempestuous Donald Duck with a special episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Friday, June 6 (8:30am/7:30c).
A baby? Maybe. Last week on ABC's General Hospital, furious mob don Sonny Corinthos had a gun pointed at she-devil Ava Jerome and was ready to shoot her dead when the ever-enterprising beauty pulled out the ultimate trump card. She's pregnant! Ava explained that she'd just taken a home-pregnancy test and it was positive — the proof was right there in her waste basket! — but then admitted she didn't know if the father is Sonny, thanks to their one-time tryst in the Quartermaine crypt, or his son Morgan, whom she's been bedding for months. Was Ava's news pure luck or pure b.s.? Either way, it saved her life. For now, anyway. TV Guide Magazine had a chat with Maura West, the sensational two-time Emmy winner who plays Ava, and got her take on this terrific baby twist. And, of course, we talked about that even bigger shocker — her lack of an Emmy nomination!