Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews
The most-watched event on American television no longer is in jeopardy.
The National Football League and the players finally forged a deal after nearly five months of labor wrangling, both sides announced in a televised news conference Monday. So the Super Bowl — which this year was seen by 111 million viewers, making it the most-watched prime-time telecast in U.S. history — will be played Feb. 5 and televised by NBC, for which Sunday Night Football is a rare ratings winner.
TV Guide Network is developing a new series called Hollywood Moms' Club, which promises to give viewers a peek into the lives of hottest celebrity mothers.
Featuring Alison Sweeney and Ali Landry, Hollywood Moms' Club focuses on the two stars and their regular potluck dinners where they discuss being a working mom with their famous friends. Different guests will join Sweeney and Landry in each episode, beginning with Denise Richards.
On Monday's Hoarders (9/8c, A&E) we meet Ron, who seems like a garden-variety hoarder until he reveals that he keeps an open flame on his stove "at all times." He reasons that it helps warm the house, and that it's not a fire hazard because it can't reach any of the thousands of pieces of paper he has crammed in his house.
Mike Medavoy has acquired the rights to the story of the Chilean miners who were trapped for 69 days, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"At its heart, this is a story about the triumph of the human spirit and a testament to the courage and perseverance of the Chilean people. I can't think of a better story than this one to bring to the screen," said Medavoy, who most recently produced Black Swan.
The hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault is speaking out for the first time because, she says, "I want justice."
"I want him to go to jail," Nafissatou Diallo told ABC's Robin Roberts. "I want him to know that there is some places you cannot use your money, you cannot use your power when you do something like this."
When Bones returns for its seventh season on Nov. 3, the show will be moving into uncharted territory. After a six-season dance around and toward one another, Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) will be living as a couple, preparing for the birth of their first child. How will the show change without the will-they-won't-they romantic tension that's driven the story for so long? Although the show's Comic-Con panel was scrapped, TVGuide.com spoke with executive producer Stephen Nathan to seek answers to that very question. Plus: He talks about working around Deschanel's real-life pregnancy, a new long-term villain and seeing more of Booth and Brennan's families....
G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison and Adam Arkin
I have seldom met anyone who didn't think earning a quick four thousand dollars — cash — for an hour or two of work, wasn't a wonderful idea. Of course, everything must be relative. I wouldn't shill for the tobacco companies, no matter what they paid. But serving a subpoena — a subject that we will visit again this summer under less pleasant circumstances — is just the ticket for Flynn and Provenza, who rope the erstwhile civilian tech, Buzz Watson, into their scheme by promising him a third of their take: two hundred dollars. For those who have a bit of trouble with division, Lts. Flynn and Provenza may have misrepresented their fee to the gullible Buzz. On the other hand, the love of money can do strange things to people.
For regular watchers, this is our seasonal Flynn and Provenza episode...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is married, according to ESPN.
Roethlisberger, 29, married 26-year-old physician's assistant Ashley Harlan on Saturday at Christ Church of Grove Farm outside Pittsburgh, Penn. According to the local newspaper, the reception followed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.