On the 12th day of December, with only 12 days (gulp) until Christmas Eve, here's a dozen topics of interest — or possibly disinterest — regarding today's unusually busy, for mid-December, TV lineup.
Mother's Day: On CBS's biggest Monday hit, Two and a Half Men (9/8c), Mimi Rogers drops by the Malibu manse as Walden's mom. Alan, naturally, is smitten (ewwww), but in the opposite-of-nurturing tradition of mothers ...
Rock Center with Brian Williams
The biggest TV news of the night comes from a network's news division, as NBC News launches Rock Center With Brian Williams (10/9c), the first high-profile network newsmagazine with serious intent to premiere in a long while, closer in tone to 60 Minutes than Dateline's lurid true-crime fixation. How serious is this? No less a legend than Ted Koppel has signed on as ...
Natalie Morales is the newest addition to NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams.
The Today show news anchor joins an already impressive roster of correspondents for the weekly newsmagazine debuting on Halloween, including...
Ted Koppel is joining Rock Center with Brian Williams as a special correspondent, NBC News announced Thursday.
"My goal has been to make Rock Center the Cooperstown of our craft," Brian Williams said. "Ted is a consensus hall of famer, joining the best team of men and women on the air today. While his place in the history of television journalism is already established, his work here is just beginning. This is the next chapter, and it's an enormous honor to work with this giant and former competitor."
The son of former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel died from a fatal combination of drugs and alcohol, the New York City medical examiner's office told The Associated Press.
Andrew Koppel died from an accidental acute intoxication caused by a combination of alcohol, heroin...
The son of former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel has been found dead in a New York City apartment, police said.
Andrew Koppel, 40, was declared dead around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after police responded to a 911 call, Det. Joseph Cavitolo told TVGuide.com. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death, he said.
Koppel, who worked for the city's Housing Attorney, had been ...
George Clooney in Ocean's 13 courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
Ted Koppel will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 28th Annual News & Documentary Emmys.... The one that isn't Ebert, Richard Roeper, is hosting Starz Inside, a monthly Starz series covering a variety of cinematic topics. The show debuts Sept. 24.... USA Network has nabbed rights to Ocean's Thirteen, License to Wed and Blood Diamond.... Fox and MySpace are teaming with the Producers Guild on The Storyteller Challenge, an online competition in which the best five- to seven-minute TV-pilot presentations win $25,000. Look for a September launch.
Ted Koppel, Koppel on Discovery
Having left Nightline and ABC in November after 25 years, Ted Koppel is now the managing editor of the Discovery Channel. He spoke with TV Guide about his first project in his new home, Koppel on Discovery: The Price of Security (premiering Sunday at 8 pm/ET), a three-hour documentary and town-hall meeting about U.S. security post-9/11.
TV Guide: How do we balance safety with liberty?Ted Koppel:
Eddie Kaye Thomas, 'Til Death
Sure, Everybody Loves Raymond, but will everybody love Brad Garrett's new sitcom, Fox's 'Till Death? The series, premiering tonight at 8 pm/ET, presents Garrett and Joely Fisher (Desperate Housewives) as Eddie and Joy Stark, longtime marrieds who get the worst possible new neighbors: blissful, idealistic newlyweds. Playing Jeff Woodcock, the optimistic yin to Garrett's cynical yang, is the
Smallville's Tom Welling and Allison Mack
In Part 1 of TVGuide.com's "You Asked for It" Q&A with Allison Mack, the Smallville star weighed in on her supporters' mind-bending "Chlois" theory, as well as her absence from the CW network's fall ad campaign. Here, your patience in waiting for Part 2 is rewarded with Mack's take on The Kiss, the "new" Clark, and the A-list beauty she thinks is supercool.
TVGuide.com: Let's talk about The Kiss, the scorching lip-lock Chloe planted on Clark in the season finale. Do they talk about it as the new season begins [on Sept. 28]?Allison Mack: It's mentioned in the first episode, but Chloe is pretty determined to not be in a relationship with Clark right now, just because of the dynamic of th