Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman
Capping years of speculation about Guiding Light's livelihood and amid new rumors of its imminent cancellation, CBS has announced a Sept. 18, 2009, end date for the long-running serial.
Come that fateful Friday, GL will have spanned 72 years and delivered more than 15,700 episodes on television and radio.
What might replace the Light? And which sudser is next in line to be worried about? Make the jump for the full story.
Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Elisha Cuthbert (24) and Timothy Hutton (Leverage)
Every week, senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to email@example.com.
When will Kim Bauer be coming back to 24? And will it have anything to do with the bio-weapon Jack has been exposed to? — Yong
MATT: When I asked Kiefer Sutherland about the nature of Kim's latest encore (slated for mid-April), he said, "Something has happened to Jack, and it's he who asks for her — normally it's the other away around." Kiefer went on to call the father-daughter reunion "very human and real ... a part of the show I'm excited for the audience to see." So your theory sounds about right. Just don't expect the now-married Kim to have Pony Boy at her side; her Season 5 romance apparently didn't take.
Are we ever going to see the Scavo twins on Desperate Housewives again? I love those goofy bastards. — Rachel
MICKEY: No word on Dumb or Dumber, but if it's adolescent angst you're hankering for, get a load of this: Another Housewife will soon ...
Sterling Beaumon, Lost
Lost's Michael Emerson had warned TVGuide.com readers that moments would come along this season where you leap off the sofa and shout, "They can't do that! Can they...?" One such shocker expelled from Sayid's gun and landed in a young Benjamin Linus' chest at the end of last week's episode. Sterling Beaumon, 13, shared with us a look at how that blast in the past may change Ben's future. Or not.
TVGuide.com: I know you've done episodes of ER, Heroes and Bones. But was Lost your first death scene?
Sterling Beaumon: No, actually. I was on Crossing Jordan and I had to lie on a coroner's table for almost the whole episode. And on ER, I died in the end, with a tumor in my brain....
TVGuide.com: Of course, my question presumes that Young Ben died from Sayid's gunshot. Might that not be the case?
Beaumon: You'll have to watch and find out. If this tells you anything ...
Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:
• If you believe, as I do, that T.R. Knight has been conspicuously underutilized on Grey's Anatomy this season, Kevin McKidd is here to offer a ray of hope about a big storyline for O'Malley.
• Which former Dancing star might find himself dancing in the sheets with one of the Brothers & Sisters siblings? Find out who, and when he first airs!
Watch and discuss the new MMM after the jump!
As first reported by TVGuide.com, Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse decided this year to invite fans to come up with the "code name" for the season finale's jaw-dropping final moment.
After receiving a flood of submissions — and perhaps taking a cue from a certain time-slot rival — Team Darlton narrowed the field down to a "Top 13." As revealed in the official ABC podcast, the contenders are:
- Baby Diaper Covered in Barbeque Sauce
- The Droids You're Looking For
- The Exploding Pretzel Jar
- The Fifth Toe
- The Fork in the Outlet
- The Hooded Leprechaun
- Jack Gets Pregnant
- The Joop
- Smokey's Dorm Room
- The Spanish Inquisition
- The Twinkie
- The Zeigarnik
- The Zombie Bake Sale
One of the above — "The Hooded Leprechaun" — the boys say, seems "oddly appropriate," given the actual nature of this season's top-secret final scene. Lindelof and Cuse will further whittle down the list each week via their ABC podcast.
In the meantime, TVGuide.com is here to tell you what this year's "Frozen Donkey Wheel" will not be nicknamed. In this "bonus" episode of our Getting Lost video series, the producers reveal the No. 1 Rejected Code Name — god-awful misspellings and all.
Now if I may brazenly stir the pot, is it that the "worst" suggestion is that bad ... or perhaps Darlton's "problem" with it is that it's far, far too accurate and thus spoilery? A-ha!
Watch and discuss the video, after the jump.
The (sinister) force is with Jonas Hodges.
For 24 fans who hope to once again see Jack Bauer and the American way prevail over unheard-of evil this season, there is some bad news ... and some badder news.
The simply bad news first.
Speaking with TVGuide.com at Saturday night's GLAAD Media Awards, Cherry Jones (who plays President Allison Taylor) teased that with this week's "game-changing" episode, "We have Mr. [Jon] Voight fully in the Darth Vader chair," wreaking havoc as Jonas Hodges.
"He's moving into high gear," warns Jones, "which means ...
Will Grey's Anatomy's Mer becomes Mrs. McDreamy?
The only question is whose, exactly.
At a party marking the filming of Grey's Anatomy's 100th episode, series creator Shonda Rhimes confirmed that the milestone hour will air May 7 — and indicated that it might feature the nuptials of the show's central couple.
"The only thing I'll tell you about the 100th [episode] is that it takes place on ...
Will Owen's PTSD get worse before it gets better? It sure looks that way.
As Kevin McKidd shares in Part 1 of his TVGuide.com video Q&A, the haunted Dr. Hunt once again — and to an even scarier degree — misdirects a nightmare at his lady love, Cristina, in this Thursday's episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy.
Previewing this latest dark moment, McKidd tells TVGuide.com, "It's going to become a catalyst for him to really sort his stuff out and become whole again. He really loves [Cristina] and wants to make things good for her, and not to be this burden."
In tackling such tricky fare, McKidd declares himself "lucky" to have Sandra Oh as a scene partner, saying, "She's such a committed artist."
McKidd also gives kudos to Grey's for journeying down this rocky road with his war vet. "Post-traumatic stress has ...
Serinda Swan has "Hex" appeal as Zatanna.
This Thursday, Zatanna works her magic on the CW's Smallville, and at least one person's life might never be the same as a result. What brings the DC Comics character to town? Aside from granting Chloe a birthday wish, what other tricks does Ms. Z have up her sleeve? And which of Smallville's eligible gents is she hot to cast a sexy spell on? Guest star Serinda Swan shared with us a few of her secrets.
TVGuide.com: So, "Serinda Swan" — a name as pretty as the actress who wears it.
Serinda Swan: Aw, thank you very much! I had a thespian and a hippie for parents, so they came up with unique names for my sister [Ariel] and I. A "serinda" is an ancient Tibetan musical instrument, like a flute.
TVGuide.com: When you landed this Smallville role, did you immediately start Googling to see what Zatanna looks like and what she's all about?
Swan: Only after I found out that I was Zatanna; I originally auditioned for "Cassie," which was the character's cover name. They wanted to keep this very hush-hush. It wasn't until my agent got a call from someone at TVGuide.com offering their congratulations....
TVGuide.com: That was me, kiddo. That was me.
Swan: I was thinking it was you! So yeah, then I Wikipedia'd it and ...
This week, fans of A.J. Buckley are due for double their pleasure. In addition to catching the actor on CBS' CSI: NY (where he plays lab tech Adam Ross), Buckley will reprise his role as one of Supernatural's "Ghostfacers," the CW series' version of Ghost Hunters. We invited Buckley to tease what's ahead for each of his very different alter egos.
TVGuide.com: Thank goodness for Adam Ross' street hockey hobby. It sure put him in the right place at the right time a few weeks ago.
A.J. Buckley: Isn't it crazy how that happens? It felt great just to get out of the lab, but then to also get such great material to work with, and the explosion, and doing my own stunt.... I've really been excited with where they've taken Adam this year. They're sort of peeling the layers back.
TVGuide.com: Will we learn more about Adam this season?
Buckley: Honestly, every time I read a script, he gets a bit more defined. He's coming into his own. He's going from being that nervous, wide-eyed guy to ...