Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch stopped by Sesame Street recently, but had a tough time convincing Murray Monster (a.k.a. "Murray-arty") that he's not actually a detective — he just plays one on TV.
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It's that time of year again, when a TV viewer's fancy turns to thoughts of love for Downton Abbey.
Now that the British period drama is back on Sundays on PBS, be prepared for Bates-and-Anna watercooler chatter, your pals quoting the Dowager Countess and of course parodies, which are this millennium's sincerest form of flattery.
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We've seen tributes from P. Diddy, Sesame Street, The Simpsons and Jimmy Fallon, to name a few. With Downton in its fourth season, we're expecting a slew of...
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This week, Sesame Street parodied Homeland, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman performed spoken-word versions of "Wrecking Ball" and "The Fox," andJamie Foxx gave a 15-second summary of the movie Gravity. Also, a son filmed his dad watching and reacting to Breaking Bad, and Nick Offerman kicked off Movember by recalling great moments in mustache history. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey managed to keep it very family-friendly on their recent Sesame Street appearances.
With a new show and a new baby, actress Malin Akerman doesn't have too much time to watch TV. But she's still looking forward to watching Sesame Street.
"I haven't been able to watch too much TV with a new baby, but I can't wait to get back into Sesame Street. That was my favorite show," Akerman tells TVGuide.com in her celebrity Watchlist video. "And the Smurfs! I'm going to have to get my hands on the Smurfs because that was awesome."
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Puppeteer Kevin Clash, the former voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, scored a big victory in court this week when a judge dismissed lawsuits filed against Clash by men who said that he molested them when they were underage.
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Move over, Cam and Mitchell. There's another famous same-sex couple that's been waiting in the wings — Bert and Ernie!
The Sesame Street twosome are featured on the cover of the latest issue of The New Yorker, which will go into detail about this week's two Supreme Court rulings in...
As part of a new outreach program through Sesame Workshop, Sesame Street is introducing a new muppet guest character — a boy named Alex whose father is in jail.
The program is called "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration" and aims to teach kids coping mechanisms to deal with feelings of anger and shame that stem from having a parent in prison, according to the Sesame Workshop website.
Bada bing! The Writers Guild of America has named HBO's The Sopranos, created by David Chase, the best-written TV series of all time. Members of the WGA's West and East coast chapters — folks who obviously know a thing or two about writing TV shows — evaluated hundreds of dramas, comedies, miniseries (six hours or more), daytime serials, animation, variety series, talk shows and kids' programs to come up with an unprecedented, exhaustive list of TV's top 101.
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Emmy-winning producer of The Bold and the Beautiful and Sesame Street's The Children's Television Workshop, Ron Weaver, died Thursday at age 75 in Los Angeles.
Weaver began with the soap, , a sister show to The Young and the Restless, when it started in 1987 and only left the show weeks ago in April after 27 years. He won three daytime Emmys for overseeing thousands of episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, which follows the rich Californian Forresters family and is the most watched soap opera in the world.