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Question: Where do you stand on the decision of Family Guy's writers to kill off Brian Griffin? When the Nov. 24 episode ended without him coming back to life, it hit me and many, many other viewers like a ton of bricks. I'd like to believe this isn't permanent, like the eventual retirement of Mrs. Krabappel ...
Matt Smith, David Tennant
Who knew? Few could have foreseen the enduring success of Doctor Who given its inauspicious origins a half-century ago — a fascinating story of pluck, luck and imagination delightfully rendered in An Adventure in Space and Time, a new TV movie (Friday, 9/8c) airing as part of BBC America's 50th-anniversary Who celebration this weekend.
You don't have to be a Whovian to appreciate this jaunty re-creation of a simpler, scrappier time in TV history. A "year-ometer" (cute touch) dials back to 1963, when the staid BBC's brash new head of drama, Canadian showman Sydney Newman (a marvelously uncouth Brian Cox), greenlights a new sci-fi serial to appeal to kids and fickle sports fans. With a miniscule budget, an overheated "broom cupboard" of a studio and an edict of "no tin robots or BEM (bug-eyed monsters)," Newman appoints an unorthodox team to realize his vision: Verity Lambert (Call the Midwife's Jessica Raine), an ambitious pioneering female producer, and Waris Hussein (Sacha Dhawan), a novice Indian director.
Mother of All Talent
Who knows child stars better than two child talent agents?
Mother of All Talent stars Nikki Galarza and Lorrie Tierney (who also happen to be mother and daughter) share their unique perspectives with TVGuide.comabout some of our favorite child stars — where they succeeded, where they went wrong and on the parents pulling the strings.
Alex O'Loughlin, Carol Burnett
CBS's Hawaii Five-0 serves up a treat on its Nov. 22 Thanksgiving episode when Steve McGarrett's loopy Aunt Deb — played by comedy legend Carol Burnett — lands on the island.
"Deb at one time had been a singer, but she gave up any hopes of a...
Carol Burnett was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the country's top humor honor, over the weekend.
"This is very encouraging," Burnett said in her acceptance speech, The Associated Press reports. "It was a long time in coming, but I understand because there are so many people funnier than I am, especially here in Washington. With any luck, they'll soon get voted out, and I'll still have the Mark Twain prize."
Scott Caan, Melanie Griffith
Danno, meet your mother!
Melanie Griffith has been tapped to play the mother of Danny Williams (Scott Caan) on Hawaii Five-0, the show's Twitter account announced on Tuesday.
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Eileen Brennan, who earned an Oscar nomination for Private Benjamin, died on Sunday, The Wrap reports. She was 80.
The actress passed away in a Burbank, Calif., hospice, where she had been battling bladder cancer.
Sandra Bullock is in early talks to join the Annie remake, according to The Wrap.
The Oscar winner would play...
She got the boot two weeks ago on Glee, but star Jane Lynch promises we haven't seen the last of Coach Sue Sylvester yet.
"There's no ending," she tells TVGuide.com. "She teaches aerobics at 23 Hour Fitness and we'll see what happens to her."
Sue's sudden career shift comes after she took the hit for her Cheerios co-captain and longtime protégé Becky (Lauren Potter), who brought a gun to McKinley out of fear and accidentally fired it in Sue's office. The incident led to a...
Carol Burnett and Betty White, insert Tim Conway and Betty White
Back on The Carol Burnett Show, the comedy queen and Betty White played sisters Eunice and Ellen Harper in the recurring "Mama's Family" sketches. More than three decades later, they're reuniting on the June 26 episode of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. Carol Burnett guest stars as...