Former Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel went up against returning contestant Michael Skupin, sex therapist Denise Stapley and bartender Malcolm Freburg in Sunday's finale of Survivor: Philippines, but only one was crowned the sole survivor of the show's 25th season. Who was it?
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15. Impeccable Timing Award: After what host Jeff Probst calls the most "complicated" and "entertaining" Tribal Council ever, former MLB player Jeff Kent is voted off Survivor: Philippines, a result of him betraying his alliance. But even more surprising than Jeff's ouster is his hilariously timely rant afterward, during which he points out that the show's $1 million prize is really only "600 grand after Obama takes it." It's all the more funny since the show was filmed earlier this year and his elimination just happened to air the day after Barack Obama's re-election.
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A lot of new big names have moved into the daytime neighborhood this fall, but viewers are choosing to spend more time with a familiar friend. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is off to its best start in its 10-year history, ranking as the No. 1 syndicated talk program among the advertiser-favored audience of women ages 25-54 through the first two weeks of the TV season. Its overall average of 3.3 million viewers is up 6 percent from a year ago, putting it behind Dr. Phil (3.8 million) and Live With Kelly and Michael (3.4 million).
When Oprah Winfrey ended her program in 2011, insiders in the syndication business wondered where her viewers would go. No program last year took immediate advantage of the upheaval, but daytime habits change glacially. "All the research indicated that after Oprah left there was a large opportunity for Ellen, and that may be playing itself out," says Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, which syndicates Ellen.
When Jimmy Kimmel decided to pull a prank on Twitter during Sunday night's 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Tracy Morgan didn't hesitate to help out. Actually, he was more than willing: He suggested taking his shirt off for the bit — something Kimmel (probably wisely) decided to nix.
Morgan wasn't the only one who quickly answered Kimmel's call for help with this year's awards show. Stars from Girls' Lena Dunham and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul to singer Josh Groban and the reality emcees who butchered the Emmys as hosts five years ago all went beyond the call of duty. Jimmy Kimmel Live! co-head writers Molly McNearney (who in her spare time is also Kimmel's fiancée) and Gary Greenberg gave TV Guide Magazine some exclusive tidbits on how this year's Emmy laughs came together...
It's been almost a quarter of a century since Lisa Whelchel played vain rich girl Blair on The Facts of Life. But while tackling the challenges of Survivor: Philippines, Whelchel learned she still has some of her image-conscious, girly girl alter-ego left in her.
"I was really nervous about things like wearing a bathing suit on television or the fact that, depending on...
Final Emmy ballots were due from TV Academy members on Aug. 31; since then, nominees have been sweating it out. The awards begin flowing this Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and then again on Sunday, Sept.r 23, when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast on ABC. Here are some of this year's races to watch.
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The Season 3 premiere of The Voice easily topped Monday, but also posted the series' lowest-rated premiere ever.
The two-hour telecast, the show's first in the fall, was predictably down from its Super Bowl-boosted Season 2 premiere, averaging 12 million viewers and a 4.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic — dropping 39 percent and 25 percent, respectively. The episode also took a 15 percent dip from last season's Monday night ...
Survivor is about to embark on its 25th season and TV Guide Network is going behind the scenes with the cast of the new season in The Philippines.
Facts of Life star among new Survivor: Philippines castaways
Hosted by Maria Sansone, the upcoming special will feature interviews with host Jeff Probst and the newest castaways, including Facts of Life alum Lisa Whelchel and former San Francisco Giant Jeff Kent, as well as three returning players. Plus: Get a first look at the Tribal Council set and a sneak peek at an immunity challenge.
As the affable host of CBS' Survivor since its 2000 premiere, Jeff Probst has encountered just about every personality type — bold, sneaky and underhanded come to mind. Now, the 50-year-old newlywed will be ushering in a new wave of guests without having to extinguish their torches and dash their dreams. Preparing for the September 10 launch of his syndicated daily chatfest, The Jeff Probst Show, the four-time Emmy winner gave us a first look at the newly completed 134-seat set and allowed us to ask the questions...