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...
Michelle Williams says she still can't find meaning in the death of her former fiancé Heath Ledger.
In her first network TV interview since the actor's death in 2008, Williams tells Nightline's Cynthia McFadden that she's "found meanings around the circumstance, but the actual event...I still can't find it."
Who better to perform a design miracle than Nate Berkus? On today's Nate Berkus Show (check local listings), the Oprah protégé helps a woman turn her tiny apartment into a dream retreat by showing her how less can be so much more. And since this is the season of giving, Berkus interrupted his recovery from an emergency appendectomy to share his tips for an elegant Christmas in a space-starved home...
OK, kids, you've been (mostly) good all year, so here's your chance to give us some feedback on some of the TV we've seen this season — and what you'd like to see in 2011. And don't worry, nobody is being graded for this little quiz. Except maybe the shows themselves...
Hulk Hogan is recovering from a 10-hour back surgery just a week after his wedding, E! News reports.
"Going for broke in six hrs. rollin all the marbles, I bet on me..I love all u maniacs! Se all u guys soon," Hogan tweeted on Tuesday.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
A constant dramatic thread going through Season 1 of this 90210-zipped sudsfest has been that Camille and Kyle have...lacked chemistry. These two Beverly Hills queens — one Kelsey Grammer's spouse, the other former child star Kim Richards' sister — have seemingly hissed, dissed and dished at one another from Minute 1. Tonight, Taylor throws a Roaring Twenties party, yet there might be some real roaring when the bash brings Camille and Kyle together for the first time since their last showdown. — Dean Maurer
Read on for previews of the Poinsettia Bowl, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Thursday Night Football, Biography, Shep & Tiffany Watch TV: The Best of 2010 and Glenn Martin, DDS.
Although The Vampire Diaries' Sara Canning was shocked to learn her character Jenna had to stab herself, she says it was a catalyst for an important revelation.
"As soon as she's in mortal danger is when [the others] realize Katherine's not screwing around here and they need to take her really seriously," Canning told TVGuide.com on a recent visit to the show's set.