Disney Channel has confirmed a launch date for its new 24-hour preschool channel. Disney Junior will replace SoapNet on most cable and satellite systems at midnight on Friday, March 23.
The new cable network, an offshoot of Disney Channel's Disney Junior block, will launch with the new animated series Doc McStuffins. That show, about a six-year-old girl who nurses her sick toys back to health, is one of several new programs that will make their debut on Disney Junior.
Among the other new shows coming to the channel over the next year: Gaspard and Lisa, which centers on two puppies in a French neighborhood; Guess How Much I Love You, based on the book of the same name; Sofia the First, a TV movie and series about a princess; and...
Wilmer Valderrama is coming to Suburgatory to provide Chatswin's soccer moms with some spiritual -- and sexual -- healing.
The 31-year-old actor has signed to guest-star on the ABC comedy as Yoni, the town's answer to both the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
"He is highly spiritual, with a great head of hair.
In tonight's inspiring made-for-cable tale, Eddie Cibrian plays Buddy Hoyt, a janitor whose brush with mortality leaves him with the amazing power to heal others with just his touch. After spending most of his life under the radar, Buddy embraces his new ability and enjoys the attention he begins receiving. But once he realizes that his gift is taking a serious toll on his own health, he must decide where his priorities truly lie. Lisa Sheridan (Cibrian's former Invasion co-star), Patrick Duffy and Meagan Fay round out the cast.
Read on for previews of the NCAA's Women's Basketball Tournament, Spring Break 2010: Fist Pumpin' Top 20 with Jersey Shore, Handy Manny and Seducing Cindy.
Debra Messing, The Starter Wife
The Starter Wife 9 pm/ET USA New
After last summer's successful miniseries, Debra Messing is back in the role of discarded Hollywood housewife Molly Kagan, whose happy ending didn't quite stick.
Degrassi: The Next Generation 8 pm/ET The N New
NUMB3RS 10 pm/ET CBS New
South of Nowhere 9 pm/ET The N New
American Idol Rewind 8 pm/ET TV Guide Network Repeat
Handy Manny 9 am/ET Disney New
Get the full details on tonight's shows after the jump.
Bob Saget by Trae Patton/NBC Photo
Comcast this week launched Martha Stewart On Demand, a new service offering 24/7 access to decoupage tips and such.... 1 vs. 100 host Bob Saget is taking over as Man in Chair in Broadway's The Drowsy Chaperone, starting Oct. 19.... Disney Channel has set an Oct. 27 Season 2 premiere for Handy Manny.... Evan Almighty, Fast Food Nation, Happy Feet (ugh) and Miss Potter are the feature-film nominees at the Environmental Media Association Awards, to be held Oct. 24 in Los Angeles.
Currently in the pipeline here and there:ABC: Per Variety, the network is fast-tracking The Great American Dream Vote, an unscripted series in which a group of people share their dreams with a studio audience, and then square off in head-to-head competitions. At the end of each show, viewers vote for which person deserves to have their wish realized.HBO: Kanye West will star in a reality series directed by Borat's Larry Charles, which focuses on a day in the singer's hectic life. Also, Ruben Santiago-Hudson is penning a drama series based on his autobiographical play and film Lackawanna Blues. Per Reuters, Law & Order's S. Epatha Merkerson has not been approached to reprise her role as Nanny.Sci Fi Channel: A green light has been given to Destination Truth, a six-episode, globe-trotting adventure series out to prove or debunk supernatural legends.Disney Channel: A second season of Handy Manny has been ordered. The cabler is also seeking viewer input on High School Musical 2, via...