The Disney Channel is inspiring kids and their families to make a change with the help of rising star Bridgit Mendler.
As the anthem for Disney's Friends for Change initiative, "We Can Change the World" is the 18-year-old actress' contribution in the effort to benefit global charities. The song she co-wrote and performs debuts on Friday, after which Disney will donate $250,000 dollars to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.
Mendler and over 30 other Disney stars will also compete in the "Disney Friends for a Change Games" where they're split into four teams battling in a series of fun and physical challenges. The victorious team will receive $100,000 for their charity of choice. Viewers can take part by pledging actions to help out the planet.
Eva La Rue
Eva La Rue has joined the growing list of All My Children alumni returning to the ABC soap before it goes off the air in September.
Earlier this week, the show announced that it had also snagged star Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas, Transformers). He'll be back for at least one episode in August, reprising the role of Leo du Pres, who died in 2003. Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater) and Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney Martin), both of whom play characters who are now deceased, will also return.
La Rue, who currently stars in CBS' CSI: Miami, will be back for several episodes beginning in July.
Paget Brewster, Criminal Minds
The news that Paget Brewster will return to the cast of Criminal Minds in Season 7 gave many fans reason to cheer. But executive producer Erica Messer's reaction was more a sigh of a relief.
Paget Brewster returns to Criminal Minds; Rachel Nichols to exit
And for good reason. Messer, who will officially handle showrunner duties this season, is coming off a Season 6 that was rocked by the never-fully-explained cutting of two fan favorites, Brewster and A.J. Cook, from the cast. But with both women now back on board, Messer says she's excited to move forward.
"It feels rewarding," she tells TVGuide.com exclusively. "This team works well together and now we can get on with telling the stories that have kept us going for six seasons...
Ken Baumann, Francia Raisa
WARNING! The following interview contains a major spoiler about the upcoming Secret Life episodes.
Just as Ben and Adrian are ready to settle into married life and parenthood, they're going to be hit with a devastating blow — the loss of their baby. Ken Baumann, who plays Ben, says the tragedy will not only devastate the couple in The Secret Life of The American Teenager, it will change the course of every relationship in the series.
TVGuide.com spoke to the 21-year-old actor about the episode (Monday, June 6, 8/7c, ABC Family), and how he and Adrian (Francia Raisa) will cope.
Lisa Edelstein, Sarah Drew and Emily Deschanel
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That House finale really upset me. I'm just praying the last five minutes are another of House's hallucinations. — Jessica
ADAM: I don't want to ruin your summer, Jessica. But I will give that privilege to David Shore, who promises that the car crash and walk on the beach was not a Vicodin-induced fever dream. "These things are real, and there will be consequences," Shore says. "You cannot drive a car through somebody's house and almost knock over your best friend without ramifications. Personally, professionally and legally."
Got any scoop on the next season of Grey's Anatomy? — Amanda
NATALIE: April could be losing her V-card in Season 8! ...
Tuesday's season finale of NCIS won't allow Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team much time to mourn the sad death of Mike Franks (Muse Watson).
Finale Preview: Get scoop on 39 season-enders
As shown in the closing moments of last week's episode, E.J. Barrett (Sarah Jane Morris) and her team were on the wrong end of the Port-to-Port Killer's gun. Regardless of how that all works out, the deadly turns continue when P2P, aka Lt. Jonas Cobb (guest star Kerr Smith), gets his hands on Ziva (Cote de Pablo). That not only puts DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) on high alert, but also brings about the return of Ziva's CIA boyfriend, Ray (Enrique Murciano).
"We brought everybody in and they all join forces," executive producer Gary Glasberg tells TVGuide.com...
Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, Castle
[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 3 finale of Castle. Read at your own risk.]
Castle's third season went out with a bang. More than one, actually.
Castle finale: Castle and Beckett put all their cards on the table
The action-packed final episode found Beckett (Stana Katic) once again drawn into investigating her mother's murder after Hal Lockwood (Max Martini), the hitman who has killed all her previous leads in the case, escapes from prison. Beckett soon learns that Lockwood's next target is...