From searching for the Freemasons' involvement with the long-missing White House cornerstone to discovering the truth behind the curious death of explorer Meriwether Lewis, best-selling novelist Brad Meltzer and his three-person team of investigators travel the country to solve American history's biggest mysteries in Brad Meltzer's Decoded (Thursday, 10/9c, History). In the process, they do something Meltzer considers even more important — "Bring alive what history is."
TV Guide Magazine: What would make for the ideal episode of Decoded?
Meltzer: It would be real, not something that's been done 5,000 times...
Who better to perform a design miracle than Nate Berkus? On today's Nate Berkus Show (check local listings), the Oprah protégé helps a woman turn her tiny apartment into a dream retreat by showing her how less can be so much more. And since this is the season of giving, Berkus interrupted his recovery from an emergency appendectomy to share his tips for an elegant Christmas in a space-starved home...
OK, kids, you've been (mostly) good all year, so here's your chance to give us some feedback on some of the TV we've seen this season — and what you'd like to see in 2011. And don't worry, nobody is being graded for this little quiz. Except maybe the shows themselves...
I have good news and bad news for fans of Taryn Manning, who have been patiently waiting for her Hawaii Five-0 character (Steve McGarrett's spunky kid sis, MaryAnn) to break out with a stronger screen presence. The Jan. 3 episode finally allows the actress to take center stage when MaryAnn gets kidnapped. It's all part of a plot connected to the villainous Wo Fat and the murder of Steve and MaryAnn's mother. But — without giving away the tearjerker ending — something happens during the course of the episode that could potentially make this Taryn's swan song on the CBS crime drama.
The drama begins when Steve (Alex O'Loughlin) rushes to his sister's new apartment and discovers...
A sexy Castle storyline I first broke news of this past summer is finally happening. With Castle and Beckett's unconsummated tease expected to stretch out for several seasons, the ABC series is giving fans the next best thing. In the January 10 episode, it will be revealed that detectives Javier Esposito (Jon Huertas) and Lanie Parish (Tamala Jones) have been secretly getting in on for some time!
A year and a half after she shocked American Idol fans by announcing her departure from the Fox megahit, Paula Abdul is shimmying her way back to reality TV. The former L.A. Laker girl and Emmy-winning choreographer opens up to TV Guide Magazine about returning to her dance roots, what she thinks about Idol's new judges and why she won't rule out working with Simon Cowell again.
When the renter of a self-storage unit can't make the payments, the stuff inside goes up for grabs — and, maybe, right into Darrell Sheets' hands. Sheets is one of the professional buyers in A&E's new hit Storage Wars (Wednesday, 10/9c). We polled Sheets for his greatest finds.
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Hard to watch, yet impossible to deny, the fourth season of the sobering reality show Celebrity Rehab has us hooked. So we made an appointment with Dr. Drew Pinsky to talk about his efforts to help clean up Hollywood's hardest cases.
Human Target's Ilsa Pucci, the sharp-tongued billionaire and not-so-silent partner in Christopher Chance's personal-security agency. "I think anyone with money wants to know how their money is spent," says Varma. "I mean, look at producers!"