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Exclusive: Check Out the Trailer for Supernatural: The Anime Series

Supernatural Anime

Supernatural's sixth season ends next Friday, but fans have a nice treat to look forward to during the summer hiatus. Supernatural: The Anime Series, a 22-episode Japanese offshoot of the CW drama, will be released in the United States on July 26. Produced by animation studio Madhouse, the series is set during Seasons 1 and 2 of the live-action show, as Sam and Dean Winchester search for their missing father and begin their demon-hunting odyssey. For the U.S. release, Warner Home ...
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Lost's Damon Lindelof Takes Action For Special Superman Tribute

Damon Lindelof, Superman

Superman hit the big 900 on Wednesday. Action Comics, the signature title that launched the Man of Steel's career in 1938, released its 900th consecutive issue this week, the first comic to reach that milestone. To commemorate the event, publisher DC Comics recruited an all-star squadron of writers to contribute to the issue, including Richard Donner (director of Superman: The Movie) David Goyer (cowriter of Batman Begins), Paul Dini (writer/producer of Superman: The Animated Series) and Lost exec producer Damon Lindelof. Lindeolf's story, "Life Support," is set on Krypton in the days before the planet exploded, as scientist Jor-El is planning to send his son Kal-El (the future Superman) to Earth in a rocket ship. TV Guide Magazine emailed Lindelof, who previously wrote Marvel Comics' Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, a few questions about this super assignment... read more

ESPN Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Wide World of Sports

Wide World of Sports

Long before there was ESPN (or ESPN2 or ESPNU or Versus or Speed or any of the numerous other channels dedicated to sports) ABC's Wild World of Sports was a pioneer in coverage of niche and emerging athletic events. The venerable anthology series premiered 50 years ago this week, on April 29, 1961, and is perhaps best known for host Jim McKay's iconic opening narration: "Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."

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Exclusive: Smallville: The Complete Series DVD Out This Fall

Smallville

There are still a few more weeks to go before Smallville signs off, but if you're expecting to go through withdrawal, here's something that should help: Smallville: The Complete Series DVD is coming out this fall. In addition to all 218 episodes, the massive 62-disc(!) set includes the following special features:

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Smallville Finale First Look: The Wedding of Clark Kent and Lois Lane

Tom Welling and Erica Durance

The May 13 series finale of Smallville promises major changes for Clark Kent, and not just his transformation into Superman. As seen in this exclusive photo, Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois Lane (Erica Durance) head to the chapel — but there's drama along the way. "It's a very, very long walk down that aisle," teases executive producer Kelly Souders. "There are some good moments, some heart-wrenching moments and some surprising moments at their wedding."

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Eric Marstolf Steps Into the Smallville Spotlight as Booster Gold

Eric Martsolf

He's "the greatest hero you've never heard of." Unless you're a fan of DC Comics mythos, you probably aren't familiar with Booster Gold, a secondary character whose popularity is mainly confined to fanboy (and girl) circles. But after this week's episode of Smallville, non-comics fans are likely to be joining the Gold rush. Played with charming enthusiasm by guest star Eric Martsolf, Booster Gold is a fame-seeking pretty boy who seems as interested in publicity and corporate sponsorships as he is fighting crime. His mysterious arrival in Metropolis coincides with Clark (Tom Welling) struggling to adopt a more mild-mannered personality when not on superhero duty. TV Guide Magazine talked to Martsolf — currently steaming up afternoon TV as boozy, screwed up Brady Black on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives — about... read more

Waiting for Superman: Tom Welling Reflects on Smallville's 10-Year Odyssey

Tom Welling

On a visit to the Smallville set in Burnaby, British Columbia, last month, there was little indication that the 10-year-old series was in the last days of production. Though the final hour of the show (airing May 13) had already been filmed a few weeks earlier, it was business as usual for the cast and crew as they still had to shoot a couple of earlier episodes. But there was one clue that Clark Kent's long-awaited transformation into Superman was approaching. As series star Tom Welling filmed a scene in the Phantom Zone with Justin Hartley (aka Oliver Queen, aka Green Arrow), the camera zoomed in on Welling's chiseled face, revealing a well-placed wisp of hair forming what looked a lot like pop culture's most iconic spit curl. (The episode, directed by Hartley, airs April 29. New episodes return tonight at 8/7c on The CW.) A few hours later, wearing a royal blue t-shirt, black jeans and black boots, a relaxed Welling took a break from filming to talk to TV Guide Magazine about his decade-long odyssey as the man who would be Super.

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Welcome Back, Chloe: Allison Mack Talks About Returning to Smallville One Last Time

Allison Mack

Smallville's passionate fans aren't the only ones having a hard time saying goodbye to the series, which ends its 10-year run on Friday, May 13. Allison Mack, who plays Chloe Sullivan, Clark Kent's longtime-friend-turned-superhero-computer-whiz, decided she couldn't walk away without one final appearance. A series regular for the show's first nine years, Mack signed on for just five episodes this season and had wrapped up that commitment in February. Now in New York City, where she recently finished a run in the Off Broadway play Apple Cove, Mack talked to TV Guide Magazine about her decision to go back one last time, her fervent fans and the next chapter in her life... read more

Smallville Exclusive: Up, Up and Away!

Tom Welling and Erica Durance

It's fitting that when a visitor arrives to the Burnaby, British Columbia, set of Smallville, he's quickly escorted to the Phantom Zone. The extra-dimensional prison created for planet Krypton's worst criminals is known for being nearly impossible to escape — a perfect metaphor for the show's desire to prevent leaks about the plot of the upcoming series finale. After 10 years on the air, there is, to put it mildly, intense anticipation for Clark Kent's final journey toward becoming Superman, set for May 13. (The last batch of new episodes begins Friday, April 15.) The big question, of course, is "Will he or won't he?" Will he put on the iconic costume of the comic-book legend? Will he finally learn how to fly? Will he be called Superman?

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First Look: Booster Gold Rushes Into the Smallville Spotlight

Smallville

Get ready, Clark Kent, there's a new golden boy in town. On April 22, Smallville introduces Booster Gold, "a glory-seeking showboat from the future," says Days of Our Lives star Eric Martsolf, who plays the DC Comics cult favorite. "The episode takes place in Booster's very early stages where he's at his conceited best, where he believes he can do whatever he wants. He's gonna stay for the photo op and bask in the glory of his heroic efforts."

Booster's behavior shocks Clark ... read more

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