Katy Perry is too sexy for Sesame Street.
Sesame Workshop, the production company behind PBS' children's show, has pulled a Katy Perry music video that was scheduled to air on the 41st season after receiving complaints about the singer's cleavage in the clip.
Supernatural (Friday, 9/8c, the CW)
Cult alert: This long-running horror show moves to a new night. The story picks up a year after last season's apocalyptic finish, with Sam mysteriously emerging from his hellish purgatory to interrupt brother Dean's domestic bliss. Time to rejoin the fight against evil, this time with the help of their mother's family, led by Grandfather Samuel (The X-Files' Mitch Pileggi). Supernatural follows the final-season premiere of Smallville (8/7c), which is titled "Lazarus" and features a guest appearance by John Schneider as the fallen Jonathan Kent. Sounds like it's going out with a bang...
For such a critical night of the week as Thursday, you'd think the networks could do better than deliver a pile of new $#*! to their lineups. But with the exception of the CW's already premiered and very promising Nikita, the three new series premiering this Thursday are among the very worst of a lackluster fall lot.
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Let's take them in sequential order. Starting at 8/7c with ABC's My Generation, about which I said in TV Guide's Fall Preview issue: "Welcome to 'Gen Zzzz' — as in: Wake me up when these stereotypes get over themselves. Generation's originality gap squanders its distinctive tone and promising young cast."
To elaborate: Bundling tiresome clichés in fancy but irritating new wrapping, My Generation follows nine members of an Austin, Texas high school's Class of 2000 a decade after graduation, as a documentary camera crew follows them around — as it did back in 2000, although apparently that documentary was never released...
TV Guide Magazine's Cubicle Confessions gets wild when survival expert and Man vs. Wild star Bear Grylls stops by for an exclusive video interview. Grylls shares his essential survival tips, stresses the importance of never wasting good pee and even reveals the most disgusting thing he's ever eaten! Check out the video after the jump...
In less than a year, Steve Carell will tape his last episode as the incorrigible and unflappable Michael Scott, leaving Dundler Mifflin without the world's worst boss and The Office minus its leading man.
But you wouldn't know that from talking to executive producer and co-star Paul Lieberstein.
"Oddly enough, it's been...
The final episode of Fringe's first season is titled "There's More Than One of Everything." Fast-forward two seasons and a new meaning for that cheeky moniker is finally coming to light: There are even two Fringes.
To give fans a healthy dose of both universes in which the show now takes place (the producers call them "over here" and "over there"), episodes will alternate between them for the entire third season.
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"We think that you're really short-shrifting some really compelling moments if you're cutting back and forth in one episode and you're going over there for two scenes and you're over here for two scenes," says executive producer J.H. Wyman.
The switch will be made clear by...
Robin Tunney and Simon Baker
Patrick Jane got closer than ever to his psychopathic nemesis, Red John, in The Mentalist's Season 2 finale, but an end to Jane's quest for vengeance couldn't be further away.
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"Jane was pretty badly traumatized by his encounter with Red John," creator/executive producer Bruno Heller tells TVGuide.com "It wasn't on Jane's terms. He felt ... violated and to a degree humbled by the experience. Jane had always had some sense that this was an equal duel of wits. But the last episode showed it was certainly more of a cat-and-mouse thing going on, and that Red John was holding all the cards."
Worse, Red John abducted psychic Kristina Frye (Leslie Hope), the first woman Jane (Simon Baker) had allowed himself to get close to since the murder of his wife and child at Red John's hand. Heller says Jane will pull away from Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and the rest of the team...