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The Simpsons Get the White Christmas Blues

The Simpsons Get the White Christmas Blues

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas — but only where The Simpsons live. The long-running Fox series will celebrate the holidays Sunday, Dec. 15 (8/7c) in predictably screwy fashion: Thanks to global warming, there's no snow anywhere in the United States except in Springfield, where a radiation leak at the town's nuclear-power plant has resulted in lots of local white stuff. Cue the price gouging.

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TV Guide Magazine's 60 Greatest Talk Show Moments

Bette Midler, Johnny Carson

They yap, they yammer, they sometimes even yell, but where would we be without our trusty talk-show hosts? Their programs pep us up for the day ahead and soothe us into slumber at night — that is, when they're not shocking the heck out of us! Here are the biggest, wildest, funniest and, yes, even the most tragic moments from the great wide world of chat.

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Exclusive: Hot Scoop From Bold and the Beautiful Boss Bradley Bell

Katherine Kelly Lang and Thorsten Kaye

Will the next soap supercouple be Ridge and...Katie? On Dec. 13, the one and only Ridge Forrester returns to The Bold and the Beautiful after more than a year away in Paris. The superstar couturier — to be played by former All My Children star Thorsten Kaye is determined to reclaim his soulmate and frequent wife Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), but he's in for a seismic shock! Exec producer-head writer Bradley Bell gave TV Guide Magazine the exclusive scoop. We also got the goods on Dollar Bill, Quinn, Rick, Caroline, Karen and more!

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First Look: Grimm Tidings for the Holidays

Grimm

Why would anyone in their right mind ever move to Portland? Grimm premieres two back-to-back episodes on Friday, Dec. 13 (9/8c and 10/9c on NBC), the first of which, "Cold Blooded," finds the Oregon city facing yet another supernatural crisis. This time it's the sewers. They're loaded with voracious humanoid alligators!

"Usually we put a twist on a centuries-old fairy tale, but this time we're taking on a modern ...
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John O'Hurley Previews The National Dog Show

John O'Hurley

It's a rrr-ruff job, but somebody's gotta do it! NBC's 12th annual airing of The National Dog Show Presented by Purina (noon ET) — hosted by John O'Hurley and David Frei — will, as usual, follow the network's telecast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Last year, the canine contest drew 19.3 million viewers. O'Hurley tells TV Guide Magazine why so many people decided to "Sit!" and "Stay!"

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Simon Baker Breaks Down the End of Red John and The Mentalist's Future

Simon Baker

[Warning: The following story contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Mentalist. Read at your own risk.]

Be careful what you wish for. The Mentalist's Patrick Jane finally got his revenge on the man who slaughtered his wife and daughter — the sardonic, William Blake spouting serial killer Red John. But now what? TV Guide Magazine had a chat with Simon Baker, who plays the crime-busting Jane, about where the show and his character will go from here. Will Red John's death really help Jane deal with his grief? Can he move on with his life and maybe even find love again?

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Spoiler Alert! The Mentalist's Red John Speaks

The Mentalist

[Warning: The following story contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Mentalist. Read at your own risk.]

So did you figure it out or were you shocked you-know-whatless? After five seasons and change, The Mentalist has finally revealed the identity of serial killer Red John. read more

First Look: Minnie Mouse in "Minnie's Pet Salon"

Minnie Mouse

Disney Geek alert! While Mickey Mouse is busy celebrating his 85th birthday, his loyal gal pal Minnie Mouse will have plenty to keep herself occupied on the "Minnie's Pet Salon" episode of Disney Junior's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Friday, Nov. 22 at 9 am/8c). The plot finds the Clubhouse pals descending on Minnie for help to get their pets spruced up for Pluto's All-Star Pet Show.

Here's an exclusive TV Guide Magazine clip:

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Exclusive: Billy Miller Exits The Young And The Restless And David Tom Returns

Billy Miller, David Tom

It's no real surprise that the splendid Billy Miller is out as Billy Abbott on CBS's The Young and the Restless. Reports have been circulating over the past few days that the Emmy-winning actor was in prickly talks to re-up his contract and, as many expected, no agreement could be reached. But whoda guessed things would end this way? In a startling move, execs at Y&R have decided to replace Miller with David Tom, who won raves in the role from 1999 to 2002 — widely considered the soap's last truly golden era. Like, Miller, Tom was awarded a Daytime Emmy for playing Billy.

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Star Trek Greats Recall the Death of Gene Roddenberry in New Next Generation Blu-Ray

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.

Here's an exclusive TV Guide Magazine clip:

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