Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
When it comes to being a good dad, Dean McDermott says Cliff Huxtable, from the '80s sitcom The Cosby Show, is his role model.
As host of the upcoming TV Guide Network special Modern TV Dads: Father Doesn't Know Best (Sun, 8/7c), McDermott tells TVGuide.com that while he'd love to emulate 24's Jack Bauer for the "cool, tough guy factor," he relates more to Dr. Huxtable because he "loves to goof around, to keep things light," but also isn't afraid of a little discipline.
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Week 3 of The Bachelorette reached new heights (and lengths) with Ali and her date Roberto walking a tightrope 20 stories high and Justin walking, on crutches, from the guys' mansion to Ali's quarters just to get alone time. So why are the guys hating on Justin, and why did Ali keep Jonathan the "Weatherman" despite their awkward kiss and his tears, yet choose to let go of Hunter? Host Chris Harrison weighs in.
TVGuide.com: Why did Ali give Weatherman a rose?
Chris Harrison: I don't know, I think it might be one of those things, and putting myself in the place of women...
Playing a character with a built-in fan base can be daunting, but Lucy Hale is up for the challenge in ABC Family's new drama Pretty Little Liars (premiering Tuesday at 8/7c), The show, adapted from a successful book series, focuses on a group of friends whose Queen B Alison (Sasha Pieterse) goes missing. The clique, which split after Alison disappeared, reunites a year later when the girls mysteriously begin receiving messages from someone who seems to know all their secrets. Hale, who plays 16-year-old Aria, tells TVGuide.com why she relates to her character, what it's like playing the daughter of Charmed's Holly Marie Combs, and why Aria and her English teacher have a dangerous yet undeniable connection.
TVGuide.com: Tell us about Pretty Little Liars.
Lucy Hale: In the first episode, you're introduced to these characters who have dark secrets that can basically ruin their lives. The series is...
In 1989, ABC premiered the Perfect Strangers spin-off Family Matters, which featured a relatively unknown cast. Although the series focused on a middle-class African American family in Chicago, the breakout star was the Winslows' annoyingly dorky neighbor, Steve Urkel. Twenty years later, Jaleel White, who played Urkel, still looks back at the show that catapulted him into stardom with fond memories and says that, yes, people still ask him to do the famous "Urkel" voice. The 33-year-old spoke to TVGuide.com about his favorite memories from his nine seasons on the show, the first season of which is in stores on DVD Tuesday.
TVGuide.com: What was it like working on Family Matters?
Jaleel White: It was an amazing experience. I learned physical comedy to a degree that most child actors never will. I really just became a student of it — became obsessed with it to be quite honest. I was fortunate to work with ...
The Bachelorette - Ali Fedotowsky
The women on The Bachelor get a bad rap for their fighting, but this week's The Bachelorette proved that guys can be just as catty. Chris Harrison, who can be seen hosting Friday's 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee at 8/7c on ABC, explains to TVGuide.com that although Jonathan the weatherman got picked on, he's not a fan favorite, either. He also tells us why Ali is so gaga for Roberto.
TVGuide.com: What was up with Craig M. vs. the weatherman?
Chris Harrison: As much as I think we all felt a little sorry for Jonathan, he's not the fan favorite, either. You didn't see the guys exactly stand up and say...
Jillian Michaels has shown her abilities as a longer-term trainer on The Biggest Loser, and in her new show she'll demonstrate how effective she can be in just a week. On NBC's Losing it with Jillian (Tues, 10/9c), the 36-year-old moves in with a different family each week to help them discover their "epiphany rock bottom moment." TVGuide.com spoke with Michaels about what viewers can expect from her new series, why diet is key, and how she's more a life coach than anything else.