Newscatcher: A Memoir by John Palmer
If you were anywhere near a TV set on Jan. 28, 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, chances are you learned the news of the tragedy from NBC News correspondent John Palmer. With NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw temporarily unavailable that afternoon, it was Palmer, the newsreader for Today, who broke in with a special report and stayed with the story for hours as it unfolded.
Melissa Archer, Greg Vaughan
Red alert! Melissa Archer, the flame-haired fan fave from One Life to Live, will hit NBC's Days of Our Lives Dec. 5 as Serena Mason, a globe-hopping medical journalist who had a romance with Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) several years ago in Africa. Their love affair ended when Eric chose to enter the priesthood. But now that he's been defrocked — thanks to that sordid incident where he was raped on tape by psycho-villain Kristen DiMera (Eileen Davidson)— he's one available heartthrob! TV Guide Magazine sat down with Archer to score some exclusive intel.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Alien
He's not just any alien. The Dec. 2 episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will finally reveal that its mysterious blue man from outer space — the one whose rejuvenating blood saved the life of Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) — is a member of the humanoid Kree race. Yes, that's the same alien species that gave us Lee Pace's character, Ronan the Accuser, in the Marvel movie blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. But all this means bupkis to Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team.
Jake (Ken Marino) and Annie (Casey Wilson) won't be the only ones feeling the love on NBC's Marry Me (Tues., 9/8) in the new year. TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively that comic Rob Riggle (who previously appeared on Wilson's Happy Endings as the world's most obnoxious — and ill-fated — mail carrier) and absolute scream Natasha Leggero (Let's be Cops) are guesting on an as-yet-unscheduled 2015 episode.
Game Show Network
Horror filmmaker Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge) is getting into the game show business. Blum is behind Hellevator, a scary competition series in development at GSN.
Hellevator is one of several projects in the works as GSN looks to ramp up its development for 2015. The show follows contestants as they enter a scary warehouse via a creepy elevator. The players will then compete in spooky and exhausting challenges until just one is left. Blum is executive producing with Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin for Lionsgate TV and Matador.
Viola Davis, Charlie Weber
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Anthony Geary. Jane Elliot
It's about damn time! Daytime drama's lion king, Anthony Geary, heads back to General Hospital this week after a six-month absence and TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive look at the ABC promo heralding his return.
Jim Rash, Nat Faxon
In a Season 3 episode of Community, Dean Craig Pelton breaks down after trying to direct an out-of-control commercial for Greendale College. Now, Jim Rash — the actor behind the Dean — is stepping behind the Community lens for real.
Get your brain around this. On Nov. 27, it will be one quarter of a century since Peter Bergman joined CBS's The Young and the Restless as the ruthless but maddeningly lovable Jack Abbott. "In some ways it seems like I got here only yesterday," says Bergman. "But then I'm on the set and look over at Hunter King [who plays Summer] and realize I was already on the show four years when she was born! What the hell?" To celebrate Bergman's milestone, TV Guide Magazine asked the three-time Emmy winner to look back over his run, pick his favorite scenes and give us the scoop on each. Check out the awesome clips!
What the hell has she done now? Days of Our Lives' Melanie Jonas, the heart-tugging crisis queen played by Molly Burnett from 2008-2012, will return to the NBC soap Nov. 21 — and she's in big trouble! TV Guide Magazine gabbed with the dishy, delightful, two-time Emmy nominated Burnett to get the lowdown. Make sure to check out the exclusive clip below!