Get ready to boldly go where no man has gone before — and bring a hanky. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the fifth season of the landmark series Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released on remastered high definition Blu-ray, featuring all 26 episodes plus all-new commentary tracks, deleted scenes and a gag reel.
Also included is an all-new featurette "Requiem: A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation," in which cast members, writers and producers reflect on the passing of legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Known to Trekkers as The Great Bird of the Galaxy, Roddenberry died at age 70 on Oct. 24, 1991 — midway through ST:TNG's fifth season — and that very sad day is remembered by actors Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis and producer-writers Rick Berman and Ron Moore, among many others.
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A Very McStuffins Christmas
'Tis the season for cool guest stars on Disney Junior! The wildly popular preschool channel has landed Arrested Development duo Jeffrey Tambor and Tony Hale for A Very McStuffins Christmas, a special holiday episode of the animated hit Doc McStuffins, airing Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6/5c. The plot finds little Doc going to the North Pole to seek help with a broken Christmas present. Tambor does the voice of Santa, Hale is Tobias the elf.
Finola Hughes, Ron Carlivati
Fifty years after it hit the air, ABC's General Hospital is still cooking with gas — but when a show's this hot it leaves us with burning questions! TV Guide Magazine called up head writer Ron Carlivati to get some answers.
Half a century after the slaying of President John F. Kennedy, it's still hard to believe that the era of Camelot was brought down by one lone nut. But you'll find no conspiracy theories — not even a hint — in the ambitious National Geographic Channel film Killing Kennedy. Based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, it lays blame for the assassination of JFK (played by Rob Lowe) squarely on...
Mickey Mouse Shorts
He's never looked younger! Those terrific new but vintage-looking Mickey Mouse shorts that are currently airing on Disney Channel have already won three Emmys — what better way to celebrate the little guy's 85th birthday than with a super-duper extended one? On Monday, Nov. 18 (8/7c) the channel will air Potatoland, a seven-minute cartoon that finds Mickey, Donald and Goofy on a road trip to Idaho to fulfill Goofy's lifelong dream of visiting what he fondly remembers as Potatoland theme park.
Melody Thomas Scott and Steve Burton
If you're going to reveal a shocking, 33-year-old secret, at least wait for November sweeps! Fans of CBS's The Young and the Restless know that drama-prone socialite Nikki Newman — played by Melody Thomas Scott — was impregnated by a creepy cult leader many years ago and gave birth to a son. Nuns put the baby up for adoption and Nikki only recently learned that the child has grown up to become stressed-out war vet Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton), who arrived in Genoa City this year after a stint in Afghanistan. She has yet to tell him he's her spawn. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Thomas Scott about the big, volcanic reveal, coming Nov. 22. It's a doozy!
Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen
One day it's a punctured plane, the next a horde of Peruvian rebels blasting AK-47s, the next a mad scientist or a serial killer. There always seems to be danger in the air on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., though that's not the case right now. What's wafting through the show's Los Angeles soundstage is the unmistakable scent of love.
The cast of the ABC action-fantasy series has gathered on the Bus — a high-tech megajet — to shoot a scene that finds the government agents regrouping after a particularly rough mission. Black-ops specialist Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) came damn close to losing his life and was saved by, of all people, meek engineer Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker). Hacker chick...
There are dead bodies floating midair this week on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Tuesday at 8/7c, on ABC) and that has the show's sextet of investigators rushing to solve the mystery. Only one thing's certain about this crazy plot: We'll get some choice, wiseass remarks from Skye, the computer hacker played by scene stealer Chloe Bennet. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the 21-year-old actress about her totally Marvel-ous life.
Live with Kelly and Michael
It's a marriage made in Nielsen heaven. Live With Kelly and Michael was a hit from the get-go when it debuted on September 4, 2012. And the frisky daytime gabfest — hosted by Kelly Ripa and former NFL defensive end Michael Strahan — continues to show surprising muscle. It recently tied with Dr. Phil as the No. 1 syndicated talk show in household ratings, beating longtime champ Ellen (particularly impressive since Live airs in earlier time periods with lower TV usage). With more than 3.5 million viewers, the show is also drawing its biggest overall audience since 2007—08, when it was still Live With Regis and Kelly. Why has this 25-year-old program caught fire? We corralled Ripa and Strahan to find out.
Were we really that naive? The PBS American Experience documentary War of the Worlds (Tuesday, Oct. 29) commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Orson Welles radio play The War of the Worlds, a tale of a deadly Martian attack on the U.S. that panicked many thousands ...