Not again! The trouble-plagued city of Port Charles has seen many epic disasters in recent years — a killer virus, a towering inferno, colliding passenger trains — and now it's time to put the kiddies in some holiday jeopardy. ABC's General Hospital will kick off the new year by sending its young ones — ranging in age from tots to teenagers — on a Christmas vacation bus trip to snow country. That bus is forced to take an unplanned route due to weather trouble and will skid on black ice and flip over during the December 29 cliffhanger. When the show returns January 3, the bus will plummet down a steep ravine, thanks to some cool CGI tricks.
"Every once in a while we like to put the opera back in soap opera," says exec producer Jill Farren Phelps. "It's a dangerous and terrifying incident and the emotional ramifications will roll out for some time to come because this affects every family in town." Kids involved include...
How I Met Your Mother
OK, so the Saturday Night Live spoof of Oprah's Favorite Things will always be the champ, but How I Met Your Mother did a pretty winning riff on the salute to screaming excesses last night, too. In fact, one might say it was HYS-TER-I-CAAAAALLLLLLLL.
Inspired by Marshall and Lily's (almost) happy baby news and terrified that he wasn't doing anything important with his life, Barney decided to use his holiday bonus to gift the MacLaren's crowd with his favorite things. Bellowing a la O, he handed out velour tack suits, remote-controlled helicopters and condoms to the sort of fanfare usually reserved for a Harpo Studio full of volunteer workers being traumatized into incontinence by the annual bounty of freebies from the Queen...
All My Children
ABC's flagship soap All My Children hasn't had a new opening credits sequence in ages — in fact, not since Julie Hanan Carruthers took over as executive producer in the 2002-03 season. But a brand new opener is set to debut Wednesday, December 22. Gone are the archival scrapbook photos seen in the current credits, as well as images of David Canary (Adam) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), who have retired from the show, and James Mitchell (Palmer), who died early this year. That's not all that's missing: Carruthers decided to drop those stagey glamour shots of the AMC stars and replaced them with actual AMC clips for a fresher, more natural look. "The thought was to be more true to the characters and make their environments and lifestyles more specific in order to give the audience a window into Pine Valley," says Carruthers. TV Guide Magazine brings you this exclusive first look, after the jump...
As DVR usage grows and demos slice and dice the audience, the winners and losers in the TV business are not so clear-cut anymore. Here's a look at some of the facts and figures that reflect what — and how — viewers watched (and listened and purchased) in the past year....
Christmas may be just around the corner, but here on the Los Angeles set of Modern Family, the Dunphy household is commemorating another special occasion: the 16th wedding anniversary of Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen). A celebratory breakfast of eggs and toast has already been whipped up by ...
Whether it's ghosts at Chernobyl or monkey bats in Madagascar, Josh Gates has braved plenty of scary things during his time as host of SyFy's Destination Truth. Next season, however, he'll face perhaps his most dangerous challenge ever: live television. For the first time in the show's history, he and his crew of intrepid investigators will air their search for freakish phenomena as it happens, live from Duckett's Grove Castle in Ireland. The four-hour show will air ...
American television often looks across the pond for inspiration. Though the U.S. version of a British hit can be very successful (The Office, Three's Company), more than a few have gotten lost in translation (anyone remember Life on Mars or Coupling?). But several seem very promising this winter season: teen drama Skins, Matt LeBlanc's Episodes and Being Human, in which a vampire, ghost and werewolf live together in semi-harmony. So which remake of a British show are you most looking forward to?
Food Network goes full-throttle to satisfy fans of the host with a big bite and bold personality by devoting an entire week of prime-time programming to Guy Fieri, starting tonight. We tapped the celebrity chef for a recipe to make the Yuletide season not only merry, but "off the hook."
Thankfully, Mike & Molly's big sugary romance comes served with a heaping spoonful of hot spice. "Skip the foreplay!" Molly's mom, Joyce, demands, digging for details after her daughter's first overnight date with her new boyfriend. "I don't wanna know how the sausage was made — I just wanna know how it was served!"