I Dream of Jeannie, Eva Longoria
TV Guide Network is taking a look at the history of sex on the small screen in its two-part special Sex on TV.
Gidget and I Dream of Jeannie pushed the envelope by showing off their stars in risqué-for-the-time bikinis; these days, shows like Desperate Housewives and Dancing with the Stars flaunt their stars nearly nude. The special will feature clips and commentary that discuss such monumental TV moments as the first same-sex kiss and the first bare bottom.
The 10th season of Degrassi: The Next Generation (Monday, 9/8c, TeenNick) will be airing four nights a week for six straight weeks. Star Raymond Ablack says "there is no way it'll be smooth sailing" for his character, Sav, this season — which is aptly dubbed "The Boiling Point." Charlotte Arnold echoes her co-star's sentiments, teasing a big rivalry between Sav and her character, Holly J. Watch the video for more scoop on Degrassi's new season.
"Would you like to see my basement?" isn't something most girls want to hear when meeting the parents of their date — especially when the basement is full of dead animals.
But The Bachelorette's Kirk DeWindt gave it a shot anyway when he took Ali Fedotowsky to his hometown in Wisconsin. "I was a little nervous to see her reaction ... but I had given her a fair warning — she knew what she was getting into," the 27-year-old suitor told TVGuide.com. "She's a roll-with-the-punches kind of girl, so I figured it wouldn't be too big of a deal."
As Bachelorette Ali and her final three suitors embark on exotic dates in Tahiti, Frank may let his doubts lead him to exit. But for viewers annoyed that they've already been spoiled by previews, Chris Harrison says, "If you think you think you've seen everything, you haven't." Plus: Was Roberto in his baseball uniform cheesy or adorable?
TVGuide.com: What did you think of this week's episode?
Chris Harrison: I love the hometown episodes because it takes the show in a...
It's hard enough adjusting to any new job, let alone a top-secret trainee position within the CIA. In Covert Affairs, a new spy series on USA (Tuesday 10/9c), Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is pulled out of training and sent on a mission — with no clue as to why she was chosen. The 33-year-old Perabo spoke with TVGuide.com about wanting to do the action-heavy show and how affairs of another sort (read: of the heart) become "quite the problem" on Annie's team.
TVGuide:com: Why were you drawn to Covert Affairs?
Piper Perabo: One of the things I liked about it was...
Season 2 of Make It or Break It has just begun and already tensions at The Rock are rising. Star Josie Loren gives a tour in the video below, while Ayla Kell, who plays Payson Keeler, tells us that although her character likes to stay out of the drama, "one big thing will change everything for her." (Hint: It involves a man.)
Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka
Although Ali Fetodowsky is the star of this season's Bachelorette, the breakup of last season's Bachelor couple, Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi, has taken center stage. In a reunion that got as heated as ABC previewed (you can watch the video below), Vienna called Jake a "fame whore," while Jake maintained he was constantly "undermined and emasculated" by his fiancée. Host Chris Harrison shared his thoughts with TVGuide.com and why he believes Jake has been burned by the fame flame. Plus: Harrison talks about Ali's choice to cut Ty and how her relationship with Chris L. is "normal" for her.
TVGuide.com: Did you think it would get so intense between Jake and Vienna?
Chris Harrison: No ...
Mad Men, Desperate Housewives
Too hot outside? If you'd rather spend July Fourth on a couch, there's plenty of TV to watch. Check out our marathon roundup for the holiday weekend:
(All times are ET/PT and subject to change)
Monday, July 5
Real Housewives of New Jersey marathon (3 p.m.-Midnight, Bravo)
Cake Boss marathon (6 a.m.-8 p.m., TLC)
Fans of TNT's HawthoRNe (Tuesday, 9/8c) should be prepared for some steamy action. Star Michael Vartan accidently spills to TVGuide.com that "two characters get down to the nitty-gritty" in the next episode. Plus: What does the actor think about one last Alias adventure? Find out more in the video below.