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Exclusive: Constance Towers Returns to General Hospital

Constance Towers

Big Bad Mama is back! The ever-lovely Constance Towers will return to General Hospital next month as killer granny Helena Cassadine, just as the truth about baby Aiden's paternity is all set to explode...
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The Young and the Restless Welcomes Back Beth Maitland

Beth Maitland

Somebody call the Vatican, because there's a freakin' miracle happening on The Young and the Restless! On May 11, Beth Maitland will once again return to the soap as Traci Abbott — earth mama, moral compass, the very soul of Genoa City — and this time she'll be mixed up in the big Abby Newman (Marcy Rylan) drama. Though Maitland won Y&R's very first acting Emmy back in 1985, the beloved actress fell out of favor with some of the past producing teams and, for a while, was only showing up for weddings and funerals. Then she wasn't seen on the show for two full years. Thankfully, the current powers adore Maitland and keep finding cool ways to bring her back — no small thing in an era where so many of our great suds vets are considered as disposable as Handi Wipes. "When Beth shows up on our set, it tells me that the folks who run our show do indeed know the importance of heart and remember the value of family," notes Maitland's TV bro Peter Bergman (Jack). "People like Traci who look you in the eye and tell the honest truth are a rarer and rarer breed — in soaps and in life." TV Guide Magazine spoke with Maitland about her upcoming stint, her remarkable renaissance and — gasp! — her "double life" in Hollywood...
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First Look: Chuck's Romance Is on Ice

Chuck

Forget cold feet. Chuck's got a cold bride-to-be! In the May 16 season finale of NBC's spy drama Chuck, the altar-bound Chuck and Sarah (Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski) run into a hitch, courtesy of an evil uninvited guest. "After Sarah is... read more

Special Report: TV's Top Innovators

Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel
Hosts, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
viewers were in for a treat last November when Bruce Springsteen stepped on stage, dressed as he looked in 1975, to duet with Neil Young (OK, it was Fallon doing a spot-on impression) on an acoustic cover of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair." By the next morning, the clip had gone viral — just the latest overnight sensation for... read more

The Mentalist Finale Preview: Red John Revealed!

The Mentalist

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean somebody ain't out to getcha. It might even be several somebodies. In the early months of the CBS hit The Mentalist, it seemed to viewers that Red John, the unseen psychopath who haunts and taunts Simon Baker's character, Patrick Jane, was operating as a solo act. But now, in the show's third season, it is creepily... read more

Regis and Kelly Show Top Teachers Some Class

Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa

No big secret here: Schoolteachers never get enough credit, and they sure don't make enough dough. At least Live! With Regis and Kelly is doing something about it. On Monday the show launches its second annual Top Teacher Week, a salute to America's best educators that has the five finalists scoring very cool swag.

"It's like ...
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Exclusive: Check Out the Trailer for Supernatural: The Anime Series

Supernatural Anime

Supernatural's sixth season ends next Friday, but fans have a nice treat to look forward to during the summer hiatus. Supernatural: The Anime Series, a 22-episode Japanese offshoot of the CW drama, will be released in the United States on July 26. Produced by animation studio Madhouse, the series is set during Seasons 1 and 2 of the live-action show, as Sam and Dean Winchester search for their missing father and begin their demon-hunting odyssey. For the U.S. release, Warner Home ...
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The Biz: Rock-Solid Pelley Anchors CBS

Scott Pelley

CBS Evening News could not get out of third place in the ratings with the star power of Katie Couric. So the network is going the homegrown route with its new anchor, Scott Pelley, a 22-year veteran of the news division whose tireless reporting has helped make 60 Minutes the most-watched news program on television. We asked the Texas native to share his thoughts on becoming ...
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Fall TV: The 5 Big Questions

Jon Cryer

It's do-or-die time at the broadcast networks, as executives make some tough choices for next season. On their plates: deciding which current shows to kill and identifying potential hits from more than 80 pilots. Here are some burning questions to keep in mind as the powers that be prepare to unveil their 2011-2012 schedules the week of May 16.

Will the networks play it bold or play it safe?
After a lackluster season, executives are itching to find riskier fare, like the 1960s-set drama Playboy and the Steven Spielberg-produced musical drama Smash (a lock to get on the air) at NBC, as well as ABC's airline period ...
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Watercooler: How Should Smallville End?

Tom Welling

"I'm sorry, Clark...I can't marry you."

With those heartbreaking words — uttered last Friday night by a teary-eyed Lois Lane — ended the penultimate Smallville episode.  Since The CW released photos of the Lane-Kent wedding, it's obvious that the nups actually go down during this week's finale, and from ...
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