Bree Turner, Silas Weir Mitchell
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something... Blutbad? The Jan. 24 episode of NBC's Grimm — titled "Wild Hunt" — finds the city of Portland terrorized by a serial killer who is collecting cop scalps. But there's good news, too. During the same hour, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and his sweetheart Rosalee (Bree Turner) will become engaged — and TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive look at the big moment.
You can't stop this train! The PBS Kids/Jim Henson Company hit series Dinosaur Train will premiere a one-hour special, Nature Trackers Adventure Camp on Monday, Jan. 20 (check tvguide.com listings), featuring four all-new, action-packed stories that teach kids about ecosystems, erosion, tree lines and rainforests.
"Research demonstrates that children today spend less time playing outside than ...
Cherinda Kincherlow, Rosie O'Donnell
She didn't have to be asked twice. Rosie O'Donnell will join the hit ABC Family series The Fosters on Monday, Jan. 20 (9/8c), for a multi-episode storyline. Her role: Rita Hendricks, the tough-love operator of a group home that takes in runaway Callie Jacob (Maia Mitchell). TV Guide Magazine spoke with O'Donnell — actress, activist and super-Tweeter — about landing this cool new gig on one of her favorite shows.
Banned in some schools, required reading in others, V.C. Andrews's youth-in-crisis novel Flowers in the Attic is now a Lifetime movie — and it's still as shocking and creepy as when it first entered the zeitgeist in 1979. Heather Graham stars as Corrine Dollanganger, a picture-perfect housewife and mother of four who is suddenly widowed and must take her brood to live with her parents in the elegant mansion where she grew up. But there's a catch: Corrine's dying father can't know she has kids — she scandalized the family by marrying her uncle — so her offspring must stay hidden in the attic until Grandpa kicks the bucket.
There's hell to pay on CBS's The Young and the Restless! Grieving dad Billy Abbott (Billy Miller) doesn't for sure know the identity of the hit-and-run driver who killed his little girl but his suspicions continue to mount next week when he learns that Adam Newman (Michael Muhney) — the creep who committed the crime — is making plans to leave the country.
Look who's got some hot scoop for the Port Charles Police Department! Oscar winner and sitcom icon Shirley Jones — yep, Mama Partridge herself — will guest star on General Hospital Feb. 5 as Mrs. McClain, a lonely widow who sees something strange and disconcerting while visiting her husband's grave.
Don't even bother trying to guess who goes auf Wiedersehen! Syfy's hit makeup competition series Face Off returns for Season 6 Tuesday (9/8c) by instantly throwing the contestants off their game and into a Project Runway-type battle involving models and a fashion show. TV Guide Magazine spoke with host McKenzie Westmore about the show's most unpredictable season yet.
The Beatles and Cassius Clay
Their timing was as perfect as their music. The Beatles' first trip to America in February 1964, just a few weeks after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, brought a devastated nation some desperately needed joy and excitement — and that's just one of the many seismic events in the new American Experience documentary 1964, premiering Tuesday on PBS (8/7c, check local listings).
What a year. President Lyndon Johnson spearheaded the landmark Civil Rights Act and launched a war on poverty, students at U.C. Berkeley were rising up in revolt, millions flocked to the futuristic New York World's Fair, Betty Friedan was triggering a feminist firestorm with The Feminine Mystique and Bob Dylan told us — as if we needed further proof — that The Times They Are a-Changin'.
She was a huge fan fave as All My Children hell-raiser Greenlee Smythe. Now Rebecca Budig is creating a little slice of heaven on The Better Show, the syndicated spinoff of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, now in its sixth season. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Budig about life away from AMC plus lots more, including that diss from Prospect Park, her various husbands and the Emmy-winning soap star who keeps stealing from her!
TV Guide Magazine: Look at you being Martha Stewart! How'd this happen?
Budig: Better was looking for a new co-host and I went and did two audition shows with [co-host] JD Roberto and really liked him. We clicked. I've always juggled hosting jobs with my acting career, and this fits into my life perfectly. They're really flexible. I have great outs in my contract to do other stuff. And it's a great show. I love improving people's lives. [Laughs] Especially my own! ...
Aaron O'Connell and John Schneider
Should he call Olivia Pope? Jim Cryer, the cock-o-the-walk judge played by John Schneider on OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots, wants to be the next Georgia governor but that dream could be dashed if he doesn't get his clan under control. When Tyler Perry's steamy, rowdy sudser returns Tuesday (9/8c), Jim's drug-addict son, Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell), has left two people near death after a hit-and-run driving spree. That's not Dad's only headache: His bipolar daughter Amanda (Jaklyn Betham) has teamed with his favorite hooker, Candace (Tika Sumpter), in a revenge lawsuit against him. And his bitter, high-strung wife, Katheryn (Renee Lawson), who hate his guts and knows his dirt, could blow at any moment. No worries! Schneider tells TV Guide Magazine why his badass character won't be losing his cool.