Amid slumping ratings, Fox is pulling its experimental reality show Utopia from Tuesdaynights. Utopia will continue to air on Fridays at 8/7c.
Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Carl Reiner (inset)
Carl Reiner is one of the great Renaissance men of show biz — an actor, comedian, director, producer, author, screenwriter and playwright — but, until now, he's never been a singing-dancing ghost pirate! The nine-time Emmy-winning legend will lend his voice to Disney Channel's animated hit Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Friday, Oct. 3 8:30am/7:30c), where he'll play lovelorn Captain Treasure Tooth who is reunited — thanks to Jake and his pals — with his long-lost ghost girlfriend, Peg-Leg Peg (Seinfeld vet Estelle Harris). Check out this exclusive TV Guide Magazine clip from the episode, followed by our chat with the ever-busy Reiner, now in the seventh decade of his career.
David Tennant, Anna Gunn
The best stories tend to convey universal truths with, presumably, a universal appeal. But I'm still having trouble with Fox's not-quite-new mystery drama that I keep calling Gracechurch — an inadvertent mash-up of its actual title (Gracepoint) and that of the superb British series it so slavishly copies: Broadchurch, a BBC America import that was No. 3 on my Top 10 list of 2013. (Here's my initial review of the original.)
Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, Donald Trump (inset)
Donald Trump is at it again.
In regards to ABC's new sitcom Black-ish, the Apprentice host tweeted Wednesday: "How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled 'Blackish'? Can you imagine the furor of a show, 'Whiteish'! Racism at highest level?"
Jonathan Jackson and Hayden Panettiere
[Warning: This story contain spoilers about Wednesday's episode of Nashville. Read at your own risk!]
Will she or won't she?
Wednesday's episode of Nashville ended with Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) on the fence about her once-steadfast decision to get an abortion. Will she change her mind now that it's more likely that the baby's father is Avery (Jonathan Jackson) and not Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson)?
Cristin Milioti, Ben Feldman
A to Z creator Ben Queen won't share what will happen to Andrew and Zelda after eight months on his new NBC comedy, but he can guarantee one thing.
"I can promise she won't die," Queen tells TVGuide.com. "Cristin [Milioti] is a delight. I want to keep her around."
Milioti — who is "very flattered" by the outrage at her How I Met Your Mother fate — plays Zelda, the "Z" to Andrew's (Ben Feldman) "A" on the comedy (premieres Thursday, 9:30/8:30c). She's a tough-as-nails lawyer who doesn't believe in love. He's a heart-on-his-sleeve hopeless romantic who sings Celine Dion in the car and is convinced that he saw Zelda in a silver dress at a party two years ago. "They will date for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour," omniscient narrator Katey Sagal tells us. "This television program is the comprehensive account of their relationship from A to Z."
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The almost-too-clever set-up sounds like (500) Days of How I Met Your Mother, which is fine with Queen as a shorthand. "I see the comparisons. I don't ...
Grey's Anatomy's newest surgeon, Dr. Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary), has been welcomed to Grey Sloan Memorial with not quite open arms on the part of her (unwitting) half-sister, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). And the dislike is becoming mutual, as viewers saw at the end of last week's episode.
"They're like oil and water," McCreary tells TVGuide.com. "It's a little bit of a heartbreak for [Maggie] to discover that her sister is not somebody that she really wants to know, in spite of the fact that she came all this way to find out."