The folks at Disney Studios are putting a new — and by that we mean old — coat of paint on the one and only Mickey Mouse. Starting Friday, the company's 85-year-old mascot will star in a series of brand-new yet vintage-looking Disney Channel cartoon shorts (8:30pm/7:30c), appearing much as he did when he was created back in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks—except in dazzling color. Expect crazy, mind-blowing plots, slapstick gags and rubber-hose bodies, plus a surprisingly spunky rodent.
Michael E. Knight
Our long national nightmare is over — Michael E. Knight is back on TV! The three-time Emmy winner, best known for his multi-decade run as Tad Martin on All My Children, has landed a juicy guest gig on the July 14 episode of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (airing Sundays, 9/8c). He'll play Charles Van Horn, a lawsuit-happy curmudgeon who is representing himself in a court case involving his dog's unplanned pregnancy. TV Guide Magazine had a chat with Knight to score some scoop on his role and, of course, to get his thoughts on the AMC Internet reboot. Will he ever return to Pine Valley?
Anthony Geary, Genie Francis
Sordid secrets, evil twins, mind-blowing returns from the dead and love in the afternoon so lushly romantic it makes our knees buckle. We're talking, of course, about daytime soaps, which have been bubbling over with escapist thrills since 1946. Here, like sands through the hourglass, are the grandest, wildest, most shocking moments of our soap-viewing lives — the ones that made us all tune in tomorrow...
It's summertime and the living is easy...except on the hit game show Big Brother where lying and backstabbing are the order of the day and revenge is a dish best served cold — with a heaping side of slop! The 15th installment of the popular CBS franchise, hosted by Julie Chen, will return Wednesday (8/7c) with two new twists that are sure to stun the contestants and trigger seismic shifts in the game. Instead of two houseguests being nominated for eviction each week, the players will now nominate three. Plus, BB viewers will play a key role in the outcome of the game when they get to vote each week for the contestant they feel is playing the best game — the Big Brother MVP — and the winner will be given a special secret power.
TV Guide Magazine sat for a chat with the sequestered houseguests to get their juiciest deets just before they met each other and entered the game. Who plans to lie about her perfectly legal but highly unpopular occupation? Who is most likely to send the CBS censors into cardiac arrest? And who is related to a highly polarizing BB contestant from the past? Expect the unexpected!
Nancy Lee Grahn
What the hell happened to the Mad Tweeter? General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn — she of the whopping 117,000-plus Twitter followers — has barely let out a Tweet in the last couple of weeks, and she's got a damn good reason why: She's writing and producing a series of star-studded comedy bits for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards telecast (airing Sunday, at 8/7c on HLN)! TV Guide Magazine got the scoop from the super-swamped diva.
Here it is folks — that annual exercise in utter foolishness and certain humiliation known as my Daytime Emmy predictions! But, hey, don't take my word for anything. For the first time ever, you fans can watch the reels that each nominated show and star submitted to the blue-ribbon panels by going to HLNtv.com. And don't miss the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing live on HLN from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 16 (8/7c). Suds-sational!
Aladdin's Princess Jasmine Visits Sofia the First
It'll be "A Whole New World" on the Disney Junior preschool hit Sofia the First when Princess Sofia and Princess Amber visit the desert kingdom of Tangu. The episode, airing Friday (9:30am/8:30c), finds the adorable half-sibs in a close encounter with a frisky magic carpet that has a mind of its own. So guess who comes to the rescue with some sage advice about carpets? Princess Jasmine, star of the classic Disney film Aladdin!
Whether they win or lose at the Daytime Emmys this Sunday night, the ladies of The Talk are throwing themselves a party — and we're all invited! A rep for the CBS talk show tells TV Guide Magazine that the five hosts will be joined live in-studio on Monday, June 17 (2pm/1c/1p) by some of the biggest winners from the previous night's 40 annual Daytime Emmy Awards.