How Friday's fare faired:
Ghost Whisperer saw 11.67 million total viewers (up six percent week-to-week) tune in for the big twist regarding Melinda's husband, Jim. That's good for yet another new season's best. (The big question, of course, is how many return next Friday.) Trailing 5th Grader (5.45 mil) and Deal or No Deal (5.25 mil), Supernanny delivered 4.5 mil, on par with the usual Wife Swap. The CW's Chris and The Game did what they usually do - 1.83 mil and 1.7 mil, respectively.
The Price Is Right's salute to the troops ("I bid $1.49 million on that cruise missile!") brought in 7.3 million viewers, a far cry from what the NCIS repeats have been doing in the time slot. Debuting to 4.86 mil, Super-Manny built on his distaff counterpart's numbers. Behind Lyrics (5.1 mil), NBC's Crusoe matched last week's 4.17 mil.
With a weaker lead-in, Numbers tumbled 17 percent, to 9.26 mil. A Barbara Walters special did eight mil (on par with a typical 20/20), while the now-cancelled Lipstick Jungle (3.58 mil) turned a few extra heads.
Jaime King and Jay Mohr, Gary Unmarried
Two of this fall TV season's bubble shows are starting to slide off the fence to stand on firm ground, while another holds out hope for a last-minute reprieve. Get the latest details, after the jump.
USA Network has announced its pick-up of an eighth and final season of Monk. Find out wen it will air and for how many episodes, after the jump.
Come Monday afternoon, the streets of Times Square will be just a tad quieter, or at least it will be outside of 1515 Broadway. After 10 years and more than 2,000 shows, TRL is throwing in the towel Sunday (MTV at 8 pm/ET) with a star-studded blowout bash, dubbed Total Finale Live, before the lights dim.
Once the network's most-watched show, the flagship series is, admittedly, past its heyday. But remember when it was prime daytime, after-school programming? The screams, the fans, the airtime actually devoted to videos, and the screams.
Carson Daly, who departed TRL in 2003 to focus on his NBC talk show, Last Call, will be on hand to emcee the finale festivities, alongside current host Damien Fahey, and a plethora of TRL faves, including Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, the Backstreet Boys, Diddy and 50 Cent. But before he jetted back to his east coast claim to fame, the 35-year-old chatted with TVGuide.com about his earsplitting past, what he thinks of new Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, and which boy band was his favorite.
TVGuide.com: Is it time? You've been gone for five years, but is it time to call it day after 10?
Carson Daly: I think ...
Kath & Kim & Maya?
On the heels of her well-received turn as a lounge-singing Michelle Obama on Saturday Night Live ("Solid... solid as Barack!"), Maya Rudolph will guest-star on an upcoming episode of the NBC sitcom Kath & Kim, alongside fellow SNL alum Molly Shannon, according to executive producer Michelle Nader. Rudolph plays a spiritual guide who helps Phil (John Michael Higgins) lose weight, and then becomes a bit of a "girl crush" to Shannon's Kath. See which big-name diva may be hanging with the ladies after the jump...
Tom Welling, Jennifer Aniston, Anthony Edwards
In a week that included more vicious spats, manly spit-swapping, and too-real reality than the average Thanksgiving dinner, our teacher/mother/secret lover TV didn't disappoint! Check out what made Heroes, South Park, Dancing with the Stars and ER part of our Top TV Moments.
Katherine Heigl and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Grey's Anatomy
Ghosts are big business on TV these days, I get it — wait till you see what CBS's Friday hit Ghost Whisperer has in store for Melinda and her newly deceased hubby Jim over the next few weeks. But where Grey's Anatomy is concerned, Izzie shouldn't have sent Alex to burn Denny's sweater to rid her of her dead lover's ghost — a J. Crew exorcism? She should have sent him out to burn the script ...
Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
TV Guide's Senior Critic Matt Roush takes your TV questions. Have a rant, rave or burning question about your favorite show you'd like addressed? E-mail him here!
Question: I can't tell you how delighted I was to see The Big Bang Theory hit a series-high 10 million viewers last Monday. It is so nice to see people are finally noticing and watching the funniest sitcom on TV. I just love this show. I know it is ridiculously early, but do you think Jim Parsons will get an Emmy nomination this year? Sheldon has become the funniest character on TV, and the creativity and difficulty of learning all the science really makes Parsons a standout. Like I said, I know it is early, but what do you think of his chances, and how about The Big Bang Theory getting a nomination for best comedy show? — Scott G.
Matt Roush: Isn't it fun when good things happen to great shows? The steady growth ...
See the rest of Matt's response, plus questions on Grey's Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Mad Men, Dexter and more after the jump.
Angelina Jolie may seem ubiquitous now, but the actress hints that she may be retreating from her film career.
"I don't plan to keep acting very long," she tells the BBC. "I'm ready to do a few things now and fade away and get ready to be a grandma one day."
In a new video interview, Jolie says that she's more focused on her children than on her work. "I like being home a lot these days," she says.
NBC announced Thursday that Pamela Anderson will make a cameo appearance as herself on an upcoming episode of Kath & Kim. Who better to personify the celebrity culture in which the show's mother-and-daughter protagonists so actively participate? More Pam after the jump...