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:
Who doesn't love free stuff? Comic book fans — and those who'd like to be — can pick up free samples on Saturday during the 12th annual Free Comic Book Day. The event, which will be hosted at over 2,000 comic book shops across the country, features dozens of special limited editions including Superman, Star Wars, Archie and The Smurfs. More than four and a half million copies are expected to be distributed during the day, which aims to introduce newcomers to the genre.
Move over, Brad Pitt. There's a new celebrity cologne spokesman in town!
On Saturday's episode of Rove LA (midnight/11c on TV Guide Network), Nicole Richie joined Scrubs alum Zach Braff and SpongeBob SquarePants' Tom Kenny to promote her latest perfume. So Braff only felt it right to unveil his own take on Pitt's much-lampooned Chanel ads. "Why would you want to smell like the most handsome man in the world when you can smell like...
Ernest Borgnine, who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1955 for Marty, died Sunday, The Associated Press reports. He was 95 years old.
Borgnine's longtime spokesman, Harry Flynn, told the news agency that the actor died of renal failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with his wife and children by his side.
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Once again testing the audience's willingness to follow Bones all over prime time, Fox follows up its non-surprise eighth-season renewal by moving the enjoyable romantic/forensic procedural to yet another night: Mondays at 8/7c, in front of the ...
Will Smith, Kids Choice Awards
Few were safe from the green slime of the 25th Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Saturday, held live in Los Angeles.
The ceremony kicked off by sliming Oscar winner Halle Berry. Other victims included Chris Colfer, Taylor Lautner and Justin Bieber, who got slimed along with host Will Smith when he accepted the award for Best Male Singer. Special guest First Lady Michelle Obama avoided the green goo when she presented the Big Help award to...
The SpongeBob SquarePants gang is setting out on an adventure and will be documenting their vacation via Twitter, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
During Runaway Road Trip week, SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom crew will tweet photo postcards, interact with one another and share commentary on their friends' photos. Fans can follow the characters via each of their pages linked here: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, Squidward, Patrick, Karen, Sandy, Pearl Krabs, Claire SquarePants and Harold SquarePants.
CMT rolls out its first scripted series: this good-natured sitcom starring Reba alum Melissa Peterman as a single mom who moves her three kids (and her slacker younger brother) into a wealthy suburb to give the kids a better life, and takes a job in a supermarket. That won't make her wealthy herself, of course, and there are plenty of poverty jokes (this is a comedy) in the back-to-back opening episodes. Peterman enhances them with her physical-comedy talents. Ed Asner plays her curmudgeonly neighbor and coworker. — Paul Droesch
Read on for previews of SpongeBob SquarePants, Track and Field, Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star, Four Biggest Wedding Blunders and Real Time with Bill Maher.
Ginnifer Goodwin is taking a trip underwater for a guest spot on SpongeBob SquarePants' upcoming special "Legends of Bikini Bottom."
In the clip, the Big Love actress, 32, lends her voice to a teenage mermaid who steals from others through Bikini Bottom's version of the Bermuda Triangle.
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SpongeBob SquarePants has been renewed for a ninth season, Nickelodeon announced Monday.
Nick ordered a 26-episode season, which will push the hit children's cartoon over the 200-episode mark.
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"SpongeBob's success in reaching over 200 episodes is a testament to creator Stephen Hillenburg's vision, comedic sensibility and his dynamic, lovable characters," Brown Johnson, Nickelodeon's animation president, said in a statement....