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Blurred Lines: Alan Thicke's Unusually Thicke Is Not Your Average Reality Show

Carter, Tanya, and Alan Thicke

Robin Thicke might hate these blurred lines, but his father sure doesn't. (Not like that!)

Alan Thicke, the erstwhile patriarch Jason Seaver on Growing Pains, returns to TV on Wednesday on Unusually Thicke (10/9c, TVGN), his reality-sitcom hybrid that's real, but not really. The series follows Thicke, 67, and his self-professed modern family, 16-year-old son Carter from his second marriage, and his third wife Tanya, who is 28 years his junior. It's authentic in that every interaction and piece of dialogue on the show is unscripted, but not totally legit in that they semi-stage the situations the trio finds themselves in.

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"It's real with a nudge and a wink," Thicke tells TVGuide.com. "It's part-reality, part-sitcom. I never was so presumptuous to think that we're interesting enough to be followed ...
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Kirk Cameron Clarifies Homosexuality Comments: "I Love All People"

Kirk Cameron

Kirk Cameron says he "absolutely" does not hate gay people and is surprised that his previous remarks that condemned homosexuality caused such a firestorm.

In an interview Tuesday with Today, the Growing Pains star denied that he is homophobic and clarified the comments he made on Piers Morgan Tonight earlier this month when he called homosexuality "unnatural" and "destructive."

GLAAD blasts Kirk Cameron for calling homosexuality "unnatural" and "destructive"

"Absolutely not," he said. "I love all people, I hate no one. ... When you take a subject and reduce it to something like a four-second sound bite and a check mark on a ballot, I think that that's inappropriate ...
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Ask Matt: Terra Nova vs. Fringe, Awake, USA's Leading Ladies and GCB

Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller

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Question: Just wondering about Terra Nova and the rumors that they'll be shopping it around to another network. It took them pretty much forever to get the first season prepared, I'm assuming because of the special effects. If they wind up on another network, that probably means a smaller budget, faster production, fewer dinosaurs, more focus on the people, character-driven stories, etc. Right? Sounds entertaining to me. (I do confess, though Terra Nova struck me as a bit of a mess in some ways, I was looking forward to seeing how the story played out.)

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GLAAD Blasts Kirk Cameron for Calling Homosexuality "Unnatural" and "Destructive"

Kirk Cameron

Kirk Cameron is in hot water after the former Growing Pains star called homosexuality "unnatural" and "destructive" on Piers Morgan Tonight.

"It's unnatural," Cameron said on the show Friday. "I think that it's - it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the... read more

VIDEO: Celebs Reveal Their Teen Idols

Miley Cyrus

Who did celebs like Miley Cyrus and Sofia Vergara idolize growing up?

"I was a big boy band fan when I was younger. I loved watching them dance, so that inspired me to want to dance," Cyrus told TVGuide.com on the red carpet at the Kids' Choice Awards.

Modern Family's Vergara, on the other hand, couldn't get enough of teen hunk Johnny Depp. "I used to see 21 Jump Street when I was in Colombia," she says.

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Remembering Andrew Koenig: Parents Plan Book; Co-Stars Remember an "Old Friend" and a "Great Dude"

Andrew Koenig and Kirk Cameron

The parents of Growing Pains star Andrew Koenig, who was found dead in Vancouver Thursday, are preparing a remembrance book in their son's honor, while friends and colleagues are paying tribute to the late actor described as a "great dude."

"The Koenig family thanks you for your kind thoughts at this difficult time," the family said in a statement. "It means a lot to them and they are very appreciative of the support they are receiving. Each of these emails will be printed ...
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Andrew Koenig's Body Found in Vancouver

Andrew Koenig

The body of Growing Pains star Andrew Koenig, who had been missing for nearly two weeks, was discovered in a Vancouver park Thursday. He committed suicide, his father said.

Growing Pains star goes missing

Koenig's body was found in Stanley Park about noon, Vancouver police said. Friends of Koenig initiated their own search of the park and invited his father, Star Trek alumnus Walter Koenig, along. His body was found in... read more

Kirk Cameron "Praying" for Missing Growing Pains Co-Star

Andrew Koenig and Kirk Cameron

Kirk Cameron says he is praying for his former Growing Pains co-star, Andrew Koenig, who has been missing for the past week.

"I am praying for his family during this time ...
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I'm going to stump you. I ...

Question: I'm going to stump you. I remember a TV show in the early '80s with a young Kirk Cameron and another young actress who only used her first name. I think the show was about the everyday antics of a few families who live in a cul-de-sac. Do you know what show I am referring to?


Answer: Stump me? Surely you jest, Jackie.

Sounds to me like you're thinking of ABC's Two Marriages, which ran from August 1983 to the following April. It centered around two suburban Iowa families, the Daleys and the Armstrongs, and the contrast between their lives. (The Daleys were a more freewheeling outfit that included kids from previous marriages, while the Armstrongs were a more conventional operation.)

Cameron played young Eric Armstrong, while actress Louanne (full name: Louanne Sirota) was his sister. One big name from the past you failed to ment read more

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