Dancing With The Stars
It was a long time coming. The season's first perfect 30 was finally awarded on Dancing with the Stars last week. "Jennifer [Grey] and I really couldn't believe it, especially for the Instant Dance," Derek Hough tells TVGuide.com. "I was so proud of her and I'm so impressed. It was a tough week. We were waiting for the doctors to give her the green light for her knees, and they did, and she just killed it." The Dirty Dancing star's injuries and doctor visits have been well-documented — perhaps to a fault, Hough says.
The Big C
For a show focused on mortality, few fans of The Big C saw Marlene's sudden suicide coming. Last week, viewers mourned the loss of Cathy's curmudgeonly neighbor-turned-confidant after she decided to end her battle with Alzheimer's.
"We all grieved the loss of that character and for the writers in the room, we were grieving months ahead of even telling the actress [Phyllis Somerville]," creator/executive producer Darlene Hunt tells TVGuide.com. "The idea came about to have that character die, and I was personally like, 'We could never!'"
Jane Lynch is knocking down a previous report that she's going to be in an upcoming Muppet movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy-winning Glee star says she's not going to be in the upcoming Disney film.
Disney is fast-tracking a musical series tentatively titled Madison High, according to Deadline.com.
The show will center on students trying to build their theater program. Featuring all original music, the show will follow the kids (who periodically break into song and dance) as they navigate high school and prepare to put on a production at the end of the school year.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are engaged.
Simpson's rep, Lauren Auslander, confirmed news of the impending nuptials, which comes a week after Simpson's ex-husband, Nick Lachey, became engaged to his girlfriend of five years, Vanessa Minnillo.
Julianna Margulies and Miranda Cosgrove
The guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the third week of November sweeps:
Sunday, Nov. 14
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
It's Thanksgiving on Wisteria Lane and Bree is having dinner with Keith and his parents, who aren't so fond of Bree. Why should her holiday be any different than the rest of ours?