Million Dollar Money Drop
With reruns galore as Christmas approaches, TV audiences were down as Wednesday night's three top networks averaged fewer than 5.5 million viewers — and everyone else even less.
At 8/7c, first-run episodes of Fox's Human Target and NBC's Undercovers (still dumping the inventory after its untimely demise) reeled in audiences of 5.7 million and 4.2 million, respectively. Meanwhile repeats of ABC's The Middle and Better With You attracted 6.1 million viewers and 5.1 million viewers, respectively, and CBS' annual...
He made it to the final five, but for many Survivor: Nicaragua fans, it was easy to forget Dan Lembo was still in the game. After sustaining a knee injury early in the season, the 63-year-old real estate executive avoided as many challenges as he could and avoided the drama that defined fellow players such as Marty Piombo and NaOnka Mixon. Even when Holly Hoffman drowned his $1,200 shoes, Dan hardly blinked. Looking back, Dan says his carefree exterior was key to his strategy. He talked with TVGuide.com about how he kept his cool with Holly, why he bragged about his fortune to his teammates and his thoughts on next season's twist...
Top Chef: All-Stars
Top Chef: All-Stars' man of many hats, Spike Mendelsohn, got served a trip home — thanks not only to his tasteless shrimp, but also some sly game-play by teammate Jamie, who refused to serve her dish in a tennis-inspired challenge at the U.S. Open. "It's like c'mon, you're a cook," Spike tells TVGuide.com. "I just don't understand how you can make it past the second round when you didn't cook anything. She's not a team player and doesn't serve. It's just weird." See what else the Washington, D.C.-based chef has to say about Jamie's "bad attitude," why Angelo probably should've gone home too, and if he thinks he is, in the words of Anthony Bourdain, still the "craftiest motherf-----" to appear on Top Chef.
You're already on Twitter following Ryan Seacrest for breaking celebrity news and Conan O'Brien for... well, who isn't on Team Coco? Right? But are you following all of TV's top tweeters? Whether you're tickled by the comedy stylings of Community's Joel McHale or want to spar with Grey's Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes, we've picked out the small-screen's most essential and thrown them into one handy list:
Teachers at Walnut Grove Secondary School
Ever wish Glee's Mr. Schuester was your high-school teacher? The students at Walnut Grove Secondary School got a glimpse of what it could be like.
To celebrate the holidays, the staff at the British Columbia school put on a skit lip-synching to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," complete with choreography and coordinated outfits.
Watch as they stun their students in the video below.
Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Costner
Stephen Baldwin has sued Kevin Costner over securities fraud and misrepresentation, claiming that the Dances with Wolves star tricked him into selling shares of a company that has technology to separate oil from water, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In a lawsuit filed in Louisiana federal court with Spyridon Contogouris, Baldwin says that Costner and his business partners made a lucrative deal with BP for his oil-filtration system, then bought out Baldwin's and Contogouris' shares while keeping them in the dark about the sale to BP.
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
The Hub, a cable-TV network for kids and their families that launched in October, decks its lineup with Christmas Day programming. There is something for everyone, including those in the mood for some chills, which is exactly what the first episode of the new series R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour delivers. Based on the horror anthology of the same name, this Twilight Zone for viewers ages 7 and up begins with a fright-astic tale called "A Creature Was Stirring," about a little boy who finds an acid-spitting monster under the tree when all he asked for was some bonding time with his unmerry relatives...
From searching for the Freemasons' involvement with the long-missing White House cornerstone to discovering the truth behind the curious death of explorer Meriwether Lewis, best-selling novelist Brad Meltzer and his three-person team of investigators travel the country to solve American history's biggest mysteries in Brad Meltzer's Decoded (Thursday, 10/9c, History). In the process, they do something Meltzer considers even more important — "Bring alive what history is."
TV Guide Magazine: What would make for the ideal episode of Decoded?
Meltzer: It would be real, not something that's been done 5,000 times...
It's Christmas in Who-ville! Charles Dickens pretty much invented our modern concept of Christmas and now his fellow Brits are messing with it. Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol, the latest in a series of crazy-popular holiday specials, will find the kindly, time-traveling doc, played by Matt Smith, working some Ghost of Christmas Past-style magic. The plot: Harry Potter favorite Sir Michael Gambon guests as a Scrooge-like nasty, Kazran Sardick, who does his evil best to destroy the spirit of Christmas in an interplanetary city called Sardicktown. In the ultimate humbug, a space liner carrying newlyweds Amy and Rory (series regulars Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) is about to crash there, and the all-powerful Sardick will do nothing to help them. To the rescue — and down the chimney — comes the Doctor to set the jerk straight...