We can't fight this feeling anymore! With a sexy young cast, A-list guest stars and a splashy post-Super Bowl episode on the horizon, the Fox sensation Glee takes center stage in TV Guide Magazine's 2010 Hot List. Check out our exclusive behind the scenes video from our Glee cover shoot below, which also includes a preview of this year's other Hot List entries, including Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS and more! And be sure to pick up a copy of TV Guide Magazine's Hot List issue on newsstands Thursday, November 11!
On the Paramount lot, two toddler boys dressed as junior jocks (one sporting a very familiar Puck-style Mohawk) are chasing three tiny cheerleaders costumed in red Cheerios skirts around a soundstage. "They're the cutest little babies ever," sighs Amber Riley, admitting to a particular soft spot for the shy little girl playing a miniature Mercedes. "She looks like I did when I was her age — with two little Afro-puffs."
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These wide-eyed tots, still too young to even dream about one day hitting it as big as their grown-up doppelgängers, have been corralled to shoot a fantasy sequence taking place in the mind of a feverish Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison), who is replaced in the November 16 episode by a peculiar substitute teacher played by none other than Oscar winner ...
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
No one ever wants to find a hair in their dessert, but for Cake Boss Buddy Valastro's latest celebrity client, it was a requirement. Jersey Shore's Snooki requested a cake for her beloved mother complete with a facsimile of her famous sky-high bouffant, as well as some fist-pumping club-goers.
Scott Caan, who plays investigator Danny "Danno" Williams, that cocky, huggable bulldog you see strutting his stuff each week on Hawaii Five-0, is not so different from his character. Both have been struggling to adjust to a new island home (Danny's left New Jersey to be closer to his daughter, while Caan jets back to L.A. every chance he gets to visit with his girlfriend). Both live in the shadow of a larger-than-life presence (Danny's superior, former Navy SEAL Steve McGarrett, and Caan's real-life pops, Oscar nominee James Caan). And both are all about the work, with little patience for frivolity.
Jennifer Morrison and Josh Radnor
Ted (Josh Radnor) sees a whole other side of new frenemy Zoey Van Smoot (Jennifer Morrison) on tonight's How I Met Your Mother (8/7c, CBS) when the pretty protestor ditches her picket sign for Prada at a black-tie fund-raiser held at New York's Natural History Museum.
House, Amber Tamblyn
There he goes again. Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) has just horrified Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital's new med student, Martha M. Masters (Amber Tamblyn), with a typically inappropriate question about her sex life. But as soon as the House director yells, "Cut," the looks of disgust on both Laurie and Tamblyn's faces give way to warm smiles.
She is, quite possibly, our nation's most esteemed Gleek. Carol Burnett, queen of musical-comedy television, graces the November 23rd episode of Glee as former Nazi hunter Doris Sylvester, mother to track-suited Sue (Jane Lynch). And, as she tells us exclusively, she'll be back for more! We caught up with the 77-year-old Burnett — who lives in Santa Barbara, Calif., with her husband, musician Brian Miller, 54 — just as she was wrapping up one of her periodic Q&A tours, during which she fields questions from live audience members (much like she did on The Carol Burnett Show). Here's a little Q&A session of our own.
Sela Ward and Gary Sinise
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Question: What are your thoughts on the new Grey's Anatomy additions of Jackson and April? I know Grey's fans have been very vocal about how useless they are. I however never saw what the big deal was till the episode in which our residents became attendings for a day. I noticed that when Cristina didn't answer questions, I was upset and heartbroken to see her so helpless, and when Alex and Meredith rocked their surgeries I felt proud. But when I was watching April and Jackson struggle, I realized I didn't care, and I think when a show has characters people don't care about, that's a problem.