Fox's Family Guy will be presenting an hour-long Christmas special entitled Road to the North Pole, complete with three musical numbers. It's the long-running animated show's first holiday outing since Season 2. The insanity begins when Brian takes Stewie to see Santa at the mall. "They're in a very long line, so by the time they get up there, Santa goes on break," says executive producer Steve Callaghan. "Stewie gets pissed off, so he and Brian go on a road trip to the North Pole to kill Santa Claus."
What are you going to do now, MacGruber? How about return to CBS's How I Met Your Mother? In his first move since leaving the cast of Saturday Night Live, Will Forte (aka MacGruber) is reprising his role as HIMYM's Randy in this season's sixth episode. Randy, a low-level Goliath National Bank employee, briefly became Barney's 'Rebound Bro' in Season 3.
Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder
By the end of the season, HBO's True Blood left Bon Temps infested with vampires, werewolves, werepanthers, shape shifters, shamans, fairies and witches. I asked the cast of The Vampire Diaries, which is bringing werewolves to Mystic Falls, what other creatures they'd like to see terrorize their town.
Friday Night Lights
When Friday Night Lights brings back its starting season lineup before the big 2011 series finale, the Panthers will be missing one beloved player. Turns out Gaius Charles, so great as Brian "Smash" Williams, has embraced God over football and is pursuing a masters degree in divinity.
"He and I used to text, but he has fallen off the radar," reports Lone Star's Adrianne Palicki, who will bring Tyra back to town...
Maybe Glee producers weren't being cagey with us when they denied that seemingly straight New Directions addition Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) was going to turn out to be Kurt's (Chris Colfer) boyfriend. Now there's another candidate to add to the suspect list.
The new season's sixth episode will introduce ...
At Fox's fall TV party, I shocked the stars of the net's new Texas-set soap, Lone Star, when I clued them into TNT's plans to revive the 1977-1991 prime-time soap Dallas as a new series focusing on the sons of J.R. and Bobby Ewing. When Fox first announced Lone Star, they, too, billed their show as an updated take on Dallas.
"What?!" said Lone Star's top hunk, James Wolk. "Talk to me about this. That's fantastic. It's a good thing we're...
T.J. Thyne, Michaela Conlin
When Angela (Michaela Conlin) and Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) return to D.C. from Paris in Bones' September 23 season premiere, they'll be bringing back a much better souvenir than a plastic Eiffel Tower trinket. "Angela's pregnant!" says Michaela, who planned to keep the exciting news secret until Fox's promo department included the spoiler in a preview clip. "I was bummed they decided to do that."
Well, at least now the actress is free to discuss the happy news. "I have to be honest, at first I was a little...