Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
The guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the last week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 22
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Alaska's first daughter Bristol Palin, Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey and Disney's Kyle Massey are the final three in the season's ultimate dance-off. But not Brandy. Please register your conspiracy theory in the comments section below.
Vince Neil, Johnny Mosley
Forget polished oak floors and mirror ball trophies. Think cold, hard ice and blades of glory. ABC is hoping that their latest reality show — Skating With the Stars (not to be confused with Fox's failed 2006 show Skating With Celebrities), premiering November 22 — will do for the toe loop what...
Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars is heading for the rink.
ABC and BBC Worldwide Productions are discussing the creation of a figure skating version of Dancing, a network rep told TVGuide.com
While development is still in the early stages, both companies hope to import a BBC format in which celebrities train to perform ice-skating routines. BBC ...
Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler
Skating with Celebrities champions Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler have tied the knot.
The couple exchanged vows before 100 family and friends at a hotel in San Luis Obispo, Calif. on Saturday. "It was awesome and I feel ...
Kristy Swanson says it's not true: She did not assault boyfriend LloydEislers ex-wife and she tells TV Guide that she and Eisler are willing to take lie-detector tests to prove it.The night before Fathers Day, the Skating with Celebrities champ was arrested by Kingston, Ontario, cops on a complaint filed by Marcia OBrien alleging Swanson deliberately caused her harm, Swanson says.Basically, Lloyd is in the middle of a custody fight with his ex, Swanson says. He wants 50/50 custody and the right to bring his two kids to L.A. for visits. Thats their deal; I dont get involved. Swanson, last seen inAnna Nicole Smith drag on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, did get involved when she and new baby Magnus went to OBriens house along with Eisler to pick up his children for a pre-arranged visit. According to Swanson, the brouhaha started when OBrien wouldnt leave the van after her children were settled in. Ma...
Kristy Swanson with Chris Noth, Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Last seen flying around the ice — and cracking her chin — on Skating with Celebrities, new mom Kristy Swanson returns to TV with her feet on dry land and you might say her head in the clouds. Swanson is playing an Anna Nicole Smith type named Lorelei Mailer on tonight's Law & Order: Criminal Intent (9 pm/ET, on NBC). Swanson talks to us about channeling Smith, returning to work post-baby, and those pesky rumors about her love life with skating pro Lloyd Eisler.
TV Guide: Congratulations on your new baby. What's his
Todd Bridges, Everybody Hates Chris
It takes Diff'rent Strokes to move the world, and nobody knows that better than Todd Bridges. Tonight, he begins a recurring gig as a crazed ex-military man named Monk on Everybody Hates Chris (8 pm/ET, on the CW), so we had to see what the former Willis Drummond is talkin' 'bout these days.
TV Guide: From Skating with Celebrities [see the 2006 Q&A] to working with
Tara Lipinski visits Malcolm in the Middle
Olympic gold-medalist Tara Lipinski expands her TV repertoire even further when she throws Malcolm's brother Reese for a (toe) loop on this weekend's Malcolm in the Middle (Sundays at 7 pm/ET). TVGuide.com talked to the 24-year-old cutie about her latest small-screen venture, the racy film role she bailed on and how she almost went Skating with Celebrities.
TVGuide.com: Tell me about your Malcolm in the Middle role. Who are you playing, what's she about...?Tara Lipinski: I play Carrie, who's this quirky and earthy antifur, antimeat vegetarian type. It was a really fun to play her, so different than anything I've done before. On the show, I think Reese (Justin Berfield) is all abou
Christy Carlson Romano, The Cutting Edge 2
In 1992's The Cutting Edge, Moira Kelly's ice-cold skating queen reluctantly partnered with D. B. Sweeney's fallen hockey star to pursue Olympic gold — but also find love — as a pairs team. Fourteen years later, ABC Family's The Cutting Edge 2: Going for the Gold (premiering Sunday at 7 pm/ET, following an airing of the original) finds Kate and Doug's way-older-than-14-(but-deal-with-it) daughter, Jackie, lamenting her own shattered ice dreams, only to eventually join with Alex, an in-line skater, to seek Winter Games glory. Playing young Ms. Dorsey in this follow-up is Christy Carlson Romano, with whom TVGuide.com traded Qs and As.
TVGuide.com: So you're w
Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke, Dancing with the Stars
Question: I think for ABC's next edition of Dancing with the Stars, they should have all-celebrity teams and have them coached by a professional dancer. It would be a lot more fun to have inexperienced celebrities who don't know each other teamed as partners to see how well they perform. And if ABC doesn't ditch all the fluff in this show (C'mon, two hours long? Please!) I won't watch it. (I basically TiVo it now and skip most of it anyways, but it's still a time killer.)
Answer: If ever a show was made for the DVR era, it's Dancing with the Stars. Those last few installments were painfully stretched out — you're not kidding. (Watching in real time was never an option.) But I can't agree with your proposal to "fix" what ain't broken. Part of the appeal of Dancing with the Stars (and to a much lesser degree, Skating with Celebrities) is in watching these quasi-famous folks learn the moves by dancing alongside pros, who can challenge them to raise their game, which in the best instances