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Jim Henson's Son John Dies at 48

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John Henson, son of Muppets creator Jim Henson, passed away Friday. He was 48.

The Jim Henson Company confirmed Henson's death on their Facebook page: "It is with great sadness that we confirm that John Henson, son of Jim and Jane Henson and brother to Lisa, Cheryl, Brian and Heather, died at age 48 of a sudden massive heart attack on Friday, February 14, while at home with his daughter."

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As Brains Battle Brawn, Wipeout Celebrates Its 100th Episode and the Return of Jill Wagner

Wipeout

It's a chilly day on the set of Wipeout, located on a sprawling 20-acre ranch about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. The remote location is buzzing with activity, as a 300-person crew puts another group of contestants through Wipeout's signature obstacle course.

Reporting on the proceedings is original sidelines co-host... read more

The Thursday Playlist: Person of Interest and Persons of Disinterest on MTV

Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel

In one of the better winter cliffhangers before the holiday break, CBS' Person of Interest (9/8c) left off with Reese (Jim Caviezel) in custody, having saved his partner Finch's hide but failing to escape the scene of their latest caper before he was rounded up with the episode's bad guys. The feds know they have the elusive "Man in a Suit" in their grasp, but too bad for them that everyone they nabbed is similarly attired. Which guy in the suit is their prey? Reese isn't talking — some things never change. So while Finch (Michael Emerson) takes up the slack with the "machine," pretending to be a substitute teacher to help out a teen hacker prodigy, it's up to Detective Carter (Taraji P. Henson) to try to get the quietly lethal vigilante out of their clutches. (This story continues next week, so don't expect an instant miracle.)

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First Look: ESPN's Kornheiser and Wilbon, Wipeout's Henson on Kick Buttowski

Kick Buttowski

Pardon the interruption, but ESPN hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon will provide guest voices on this Saturday's all-new episode of Disney XD animated series Kick Buttowski — Suburban Devil.

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Exclusive: Jill Wagner Wipes Out of ABC's Wipeout

Jill Wagner, Wipeout

After four seasons as one of the hosts on ABC's hit competition series Wipeout, Jill Wagner is bouncing on to new things.

Wagner will continue to be seen on the show's upcoming summer episodes, but plans to depart after that to focus on her acting career. Producers Endemol USA and Matt Kunitz are currently conducting a search to... read more

Wipeout's John Henson and Wife Welcome Baby Boy

John Henson

Wipeout host John Henson is a dad.

Henson and his wife, comedian Jill Benjamin, welcomed their first son, Jackson Wright, on March 7.

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Watercooler: Jimmy Kimmel Isn't Afraid of the Dark

Jimmy Kimmel

I'm pretty sure if we cut Jimmy Kimmel open, we'd find that he is stuffed with awesome. Because the clown prince of late night once again showed us why he rocks last night with one of the strangest, silliest and most inspired talk-show episodes TV has been blessed with since, oh, ever. read more

Cheers: Wipeout Is In

Wipeout by Adam Larkey/ABC

Cheers to the summer's biggest surprise: Wipeout . I didn't think I'd make it through a single episode of ABC's obstacle-course reality show, muchless become one of the sleeper hit's 10 million weekly viewers. It turns out watching people fall on their faces — among other body parts — never gets old. (I guess that's why so many slapstick silent films are still funny.) Hosts John Anderson and John Henson and field reporter Jill Wagner make a winning team, but the real stars are the "Big Balls," enormous red spheres responsible for the show's most spectacular wipeouts. The "big balls" jokes never grow old, either. Good thing, since ABC just picked up the show for a second season.• Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine! read more

Drowning in Summer's Reality Glut

Wipeout by Adam Larkey/ABC

First, some good news before the bad: July is less than a week away, and a month that once upon a time signified the absolute doldrums for TV fans now looms like an oasis of bountiful pleasures, with returning shows on the horizon including The Closer, Burn Notice, the Monk-Psych combo, and the piece de resistance of Mad Men's second season. (You’ll also want to add HBO’s gripping Generation Kill docudrama miniseries to your calendar.) Naturally, this is all on cable, but this is still especially good news after the dismal reality circus of June, capped by the current week’s onslaught of ridiculous time-wasters.More than ever, I’ve been feeling trapped in a bizarro world, as if I’d bought a subscription to a season of “To Each Their Own” theater. I know there are people out there who get their jollies at watching elaborate and messy pratfalls accompanied by snarky commentary—the model being Spike’s MXC, which I found mildly amusing until ... read more

"Girl Earl"

At least Earl got to experience pure bliss with Billie for a little while he soon awoke to the realization that he had to gasp actually get to know the woman he just married It turns out shes not his 100 percent dream woman after all Her hodgepodge of quirks included ruining Earls chip-to-sandwich eating ratio intruding on Earls bathroom breaks and opining that Sammy Hagar beats David Lee Roth as front man of Van Halen her biggest sin in my book While he took Joys advice to learn to live with little annoyances Earl found it impossible where karma was concerned He was pleased when Billie made a list of her own and decided to cross Joel Maloney Jon Heder off a person Earl Billie and countless others stole from while he was at a competitive grocery bagger tournament However she considered bringing back the stuff she stole enough to undo the damage whereas Earl knew more was necessary Upon seeing the damage done to his house Joel punched a wall and read more

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