Mad Men, True Blood
It's that time of year again. The TV season is all but over, and you find yourself wondering just how you're going to beat the heat of summer without your favorite fall-through-spring shows.
That is, unless you're anything like us and eagerly await the summer months because of cable hits like Mad Men, True Blood, Weeds, and The Closer. Sure, the networks usually fill their schedules with mindless reality shows or burn off shows they've passed on renewing next season, but there's also plenty to look forward to.
So, we want to know: What will you watch to survive the summer? Are you just dying for the final episodes of Pushing Daisies? Will you give in to reality dating shows? Spend some quality time with the boys of Entourage? Or skip summer TV altogether and break out old DVDs?
Tell us about your plans after the jump.
David Hasselhoff and Hayden Panettiere
Some actors just can't be satisfied with good looks, money and fame. They have to sing too. For every Frank Sinatra or Jamie Foxx — stars who excel in both fields — there's a one-talent person who should have stuck to memorizing his or her lines. (We'll soon find out if Gossip Girl Leighton Meester is the next double-threat or just another Heidi Montag, whose "Sex Ed," we could do without.) Check out these 13 music videos and share your top picks.
Criminal Minds, So You Think You Can Dance
Recapping some Nielsen numbers from recent days, including some very big finales and the premiere of the summer's hottest reality competition:
• The American Idol finale played to a crowd of 27.7 million total viewers, hitting a high of 32.55 mil as Kris got crowned. That audience marks a 9 percent dip from last year, and the show's second-smallest finale draw ever, besting only ...
It's all Jon & Kate Plus 8 all the time this holiday weekend, as TLC launches a three-and-a-half-day-long marathon of the series leading up to its Season 5 premiere on Monday, May 25 at 9pm/ET.
Last time we saw Jon and Kate Gosselin, the two were on very different pages. In the one-hour premiere, the couple ponders their family's future as they prepare for the sextuplets' 5th birthday.
Watch a sneak peek after the jump.
Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn
Sean Penn has withdrawn his motion to legally separate from wife of 13 years, Robin Wright Penn.
The Oscar-winning actor filed papers April 24, but pulled his request from the Marin County Superior Court, according to the New York's Daily News.
"It was an arrogant mistake," he said of his earlier attempt to separate.
In addition to requesting separation, Penn had ...
Will Lost end with the gang going back to happier, pre-island times?
Featured here in the latest installment of TVGuide.com's Getting Lost video series:
• I start off with a reminder about some Very good news (with a capital V).
• Leaping ahead in time a bit — as a Lostie is prone to do — I had to wonder: Are the producers locked into what the series' final scene will be, when Lost signs off in May 2010? Carlton Cuse gives me an update.
• Who is the "they" Jacob warned Un-Locke about? I share your top two theories.
• Similarly, this week's Burning Question tackles another case of uncertain identity. Give it a listen, then send your best theory to Getting_Lost@tvguide.com.
Watch and discuss the new Getting Lost after the jump.
Jon and Kate Plus 8
The Memorial Day holiday is often celebrated with a day at the beach or a backyard BBQ — but why not just sit inside and watch 12 hours of Top Model? Check out our roundup of the weekend's marathon programming:
Monday, May 25: 8 am — 10 pm/ET (Season 7 premieres at 9 pm/ET)
Stand-up comedy specials and movies hosted by Land of the Lost stars Will Ferrell and Danny McBride
Saturday, May 23: 9 am — 4 am/ET (5/24)
Sunday, May 24: 9 am — 4 am/ET (5/25)
Monday, May 25: 8 am — 8 pm/ET
Monday, May 25: 1 pm — 1 am (5/26)
Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray with Bethany Joy Galeotti
CW entertainment president Dawn Ostroff is putting the best possible spin on the loss of One Tree Hill original cast members Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton, saying the show now has an opportunity to bring on new characters.
"We tried to get them to stay; we would have been thrilled if they wanted to," Ostroff told reporters at the CW's upfront presentation. But since Murray and Burton are moving on, Tree Hill must now ...
The new Melrose Place's Colin Egglesfield, Ashlee-Simpson-Wentz, Shaun Sipos and Katie Cassidy
At Thursday's CW upfront presentations, we got our first glimpse of the Melrose Place reboot. We saw a few scenes, and then asked the cast members about their new alter egos. But as it was just a preview, take these comments with a grain of salt. That said, it was simply the most important piece of television ever. Read on to see why:
Who's Back from the Original?
Laura Leighton and Thomas Calabro are reprising their roles as Sydney Andrews and Dr. Michael Mancini, respectively. Though they've shared a marital bed in the past, they aren't a couple in the pilot episode. But Syd-Mike 'shippers needn't fret. Leighton left the door open for some future hanky-panky. "Sydney has most likely always maintained some sort of relationship with Michael," she teases. "It's been complicated, and that's not going to change."
Heather Locklear has not yet agreed to appear on El Nuevo Melrose, but at least one former cast member is ...
They soon will be split up — Smallville is moving to Fridays at 8 — but Clark Kent and the Winchester brothers still have something in common: Despite rumblings surrounding both shows, neither is necessarily entering its final season this fall.
Asked if Clark Kent will hang up his red windbreaker after Season 9, CW entertainment president Dawn Ostroff told TVGuide.com...