Singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles has signed on to serve as the new third judge on NBC's talent competition The Sing-Off.
Bareilles will appear as a judge alongside Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman (of Boyz II Men) as The Sing-Off morphs into a weekly, two-hour series this fall (having previously aired in 2009 and 2010 as holiday events). Nick Lachey continues as host...
Bam! Pow! Carolyn Hinsey's new take-no-prisoners suds tome Afternoon Delight: Why Soaps Still Matter (available at thesoapbook.com and amazon.com) is already a hit, having commanded the No. 1 spot on Amazon Kindle's pop culture list for the last two weeks. And the hardcover edition is just shipping this week. If you've ever been addicted to a soap opera, you'll want to grab this terrific mix of historical perspective, sage advice, lip-smacking gossip, biting criticism (Ellen Wheeler, duck for cover!) and — most important — some real hope and faith in the long-term future of daytime drama. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Hinsey, who is best known for her outrageously snarky "It's Only My Opinion" column in Soap Opera Digest. We could talk to this broad all day...
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Bonjour, Monsieur Ferguson! Craig Ferguson and the Late Late Show team hopped across the pond in June to tape a week's worth of shows in Paris (they begin airing August 1).
"Craig has spent a lot of time there," producer Michael Naidus tells TV Guide Magazine. "He wrote his novel while he lived there. It's a city he knew very well and liked a lot." The host, who retitled his show Le Late Late Show Avec Craig Ferguson for the week, was joined by good friend, actress Kristen Bell (Heroes) and his robot sidekick Geoff as they journeyed through the City of Lights, conducting impromptu interviews with local Parisians against breathtaking backdrops.
This is a bittersweet night for FX, as it prepares to bid farewell to one of its longtime signature series — the bawdy firehouse dramedy Rescue Me, whose seventh and final season will wrap this fall to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 — and in an ironic twist, it's going head to head against a new season of Damages, the riveting legal thriller the network dropped after three low-rated seasons, but which was rescued from oblivion by DirecTV. (Unlike the Friday Night Lights situation, in which NBC aired the show after the DirecTV run, Damages will air exclusively on DirecTV. So if you're not a subscriber, it won't be that tough a choice.)
Skyler Samuels, Grace Phipps, Floriana Lima
Oh man. This can't be good.
Last night on The Nine Lives of Chloe King, our kitten with a wit stepped up her secret correspondence with her absentee father. And let's just say things are not looking up for a dad-daughter reunion anytime soon.
How will Seth Meyers ensure this year's ESPY Awards is bigger and better than last year's? "I hate to say this, but performance enhancing drugs," the Saturday Night Live star deadpans.
Taking the stage for the second straight year (airing live Wednesday, 9pm/ET, ESPN), Meyers is looking forward to...
After the first three mind-blowing seasons of Damages, nothing should come as a surprise. But all the backstabbing and mayhem we've seen still doesn't quite prepare us for the scene being shot today at the show's Brooklyn soundstages: Glenn Close's Patty Hewes gazing tenderly into a child's eyes. OK, now we're shocked!
Turns out Patty is the guardian of her granddaughter. The hard-charging lawyer gained custody after ensuring the child's mother was jailed for statutory rape and her father, Patty's son, Michael (Zachary Booth), seemingly tried to run his mom down and went on...
Walt Willey and Susan Lucci
Can Prospect Park, the company taking ABC's All My Children and One Life to Live to the internet, possibly be ready to make the move with AMC as soon as September? Hard to believe, but that's what TV Guide Magazine is hearing.
Word is, the production company intends to waste no time — or lose any momentum — and will launch the reimagined AMC on...