Kerry Washington, Sally Pressman
Halloween scared away most viewers Thursday.
Scandal topped a down night overall with 9.2 million viewers and a 2.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, on par with last week. ABC's annual broadcast of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (7 million, 2.2) improved more ...
Clotilde Hesme and Pierre Perrier
You were maybe expecting monsters on Halloween? Less than a week after NBC so disastrously attempted to "re-imagine" Dracula, cable's Sundance Channel scores again — in a year that has already given us the exceptional Top of the Lake and Rectify — by subtly yet audaciously flipping the zombie thriller in the eight-part French import The Returned (with English subtitles). In this quietly creepy and profoundly unsettling supernatural mystery (Thursday, 9/8c), the undead are portrayed not as Walking Dead-style flesh-eaters but as deeply and unmistakably flesh-and-blood human.
Of all the fantastical things TV brings into our lives, nothing indulges the imagination quite like cartoons. Whether timely (South Park) or timeless (Looney Tunes), animation can truly take us anywhere. The rules — and the budgets — of conventional television don't apply. In short, we just can't help being drawn to them. In honor of TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary, we present our list of the best and, often quite literally, the brightest:
Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown on the Peanuts TV specials, was sentenced to one year in jail for threatening his former girlfriend and stalking her plastic surgeon, The Associated Press reports.
Peter Robbins and Charlie Brown
As Charlie Brown would say, "Oh, brother."
Peter Robbins, who voiced the head of the Peanuts gang during the late 1960s, was arrested Monday in San Diego and charged with five felonies, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Robbins, 56, is charged with four felony counts of making a threat to cause death or...
Charlie Brown and Linus
Charlie Brown may decry the commercialization of the holidays, but there's no denying the continued popularity of his TV specials. A Charlie Brown Christmas returns to ABC Wednesday night (8/7c) for the first of two airings this month, and if the network's recent rebroadcasts of the Peanuts Halloween and Thanksgiving specials are any indication, it's sure to do well.
Lucas Neff and Shannon Woodward
Alert to Great Pumpkin fans: You'll need to be almost as patient as Linus for this year's annual showing of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which ABC is saving for Halloween night itself, at 8/7c, kicking off Wednesday's great lineup of comedy (though considerably less great without The Middle in the equation). But unlike Linus, you will get your payoff, one considerably more satisfying than the rock Charlie Brown always ends up with after trick or treating.
Are there any timeless classics among Tuesday's Halloween sitcom treats? Perhaps not, but here are a few good reasons to watch (if storm coverage subsides):
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Back when the Watercooler was but a wee sippy cup, It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was the fall classic (no offense, baseball fans).
Beavis and Butt-Head, Beavis
And the Halloween countdown continues ...
With a bona fide classic leading the way, as the patient and faithful Linus once again declares It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (ABC, 8/7c), as he's been doing ever since the Charles Schulz animated special premiered in 1966 (and yes, I was the target audience back then). As Lucy runs afoul ...
ABC has officially canceled its Charlie's Angels remake. Production has shut down, but the show will continue to air for the time being, TVGuide.com has learned.