As we face our first winter without the prospect of a new season of 24 and Lost to look forward to — and debate — here's my list (expanded somewhat from the magazine version) of the shows, and in some cases networks, that made 2010 a TV year to remember.
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On the morning that the Golden Globe nominations are announced, at 5:38 am PT, most people await the good news in their pajamas. But The Event's Blair Underwood woke up long before dawn to bring an early Christmas present to this year's nominees. Before he headed back to bed, TV Guide Magazine caught up with the fictional president about what's coming up when his show returns next spring.
Nobody needs a Christmas miracle more than All My Children's Kendall Hart (Alicia Minshew). She's about to receive one — but it's not the one she's hoping for. On the soap's December 27 episode, the Pine Valley heroine, still in deep mourning over the plane-crash death of her husband Zach (Thorsten Kaye), has a visit from Father Clarence, the magical, mystical priest who always appears on the show at holiday time to help those in need. (The terrific Malachy McCourt who played the role for many years had to bow out this time. He's replaced by Michael McCarthy).
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time's Person of the Year, the magazine announced Wednesday.
Time editor Richard Stengel announced the news on the Today show, saying Zuckerberg was chosen for "connecting more than half a billion people" and "changing how we all live our lives."
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Jon Favreau will not direct Iron Man 3, he announced on Twitter.
"It's true, I'm directing Magic Kingdom, not Iron Man 3," Favreau wrote Tuesday. "I've had a great run with Marvel and wish them the best."
Favreau recently told MTV News that he wasn't sure what Iron Man 3 would be about, especially with The Avengers and separate films for the superhero team members on tap in the next few years.
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"In theory, Iron Man 3 is going to be a sequel or continuation of Thor, Hulk, Captain America and Avengers," he told MTV News. "This whole world ... I have ...
USA gives Psych fans an early present tonight with back-to-back episodes. First up is a take on It's a Wonderful Life in which Shawn, reeling from bumbling a big case, dreams about what life in Santa Barbara would be like if he had never returned. Next, Shawn becomes an advocate for a zoo polar bear though to have killed its trainer. — Brie Hearn
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Read on for previews of Survivor: Nicaragua, Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Natalie Cole and David McCullough, MythBusters, Classic MLB Baseball, Hell's Kitchen and The Defenders.
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After seven long months, one person is the named the ultimate loser — aka the winner — on the Season 10 finale of The Biggest Loser.
First, host Alison Sweeney introduced the 14 at-home contestants competing for the $100,000 prize. After losing 213 pounds (50.59 percent) and weighing in at 208 pounds...
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Bones is killing me! Please tell me Booth will wise up and choose Brennan in the new year. — Linda
ADAM: Well, he may have other things on his mind: Executive producer Stephen Nathan tells me that an upcoming storyline about a sniper is going to turn Booth's world upside down. "Booth is forced to confront the life that he led [as a sniper in the Army] when he sees a guy who's perverted the profession," he says. "The need Booth has to bring this guy to justice is going to hang over us for the rest of the year." But in the meantime, Booth will look to Temperance to be his rock. "Whatever his relationship with Hannah, Brennan is always the closest person in his life," Nathan says. "The sniper will affect Booth and Brennan in a very profound way."
In the Dexter finale, Quinn said he owed Dexter one. Will we see that debt paid? — Stacy
NATALIE: Yes, says executive producer Sara Colleton, who also hints that Quinn and Deb will be closer than ever next year. "Whether Dexter will ever choose to take Quinn up on that offer...