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TV Guide Magazine March 18, 2019

TV Guide Magazine tells you what’s worth watching. With its unparalleled access and authority, it's the only publication devoted exclusively to television. It includes celebrity interviews, in-depth previews, sneak peeks and authoritative reviews from critic Matt Roush.

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31 Issues


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editor’s letter

Everybody wants to go out on top, but few do. So far, only a handful of television shows in history have left the air while holding the title of most-watched program in the country: I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show and Seinfeld. That’s a small but impressive list of classic comedies! Now, The Big Bang Theory is about to join that exclusive group. After 12 seasons, the No. 1 show on TV gets ready to sign off this spring. To celebrate this landmark moment, our West Coast bureau chief, Jim Halterman, got the entire cast—and some pretty exciting guest stars!—to talk about the larger-than-life world of Big Bang. Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco joined our photo director, Patti Wilson, and photographer Jeff Lipsky in Los Angeles for a cover shoot and…

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america’s top tv critic matt roush answers your burning questions

@TVGMMattRoush I love Cedric the Entertainer and Tichina Arnold on CBS’s The Neighborhood, but wouldn’t it have been funnier and more interesting if they had replaced Max Greenfield’s character, Dave, with someone who could go toe to toe with Cedric? Calvin (Cedric) is supposed to be a George Jefferson for 2019, so what’s missing is an Archie Bunker–type foil, instead of the try-too-hard type we see from Greenfield, which is too safe. Instead, they had Dave’s mother (Marilu Henner) be the Archie type, but that lacks impact. —Benson MATT ROUSH: It’s an interesting point, and I do agree that the show tends to play it too safe, which is a fundamental flaw of many network comedies today. But I understand that the show’s creators were trying to flip the All in the…

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your feedback

MODIFIED TALENT I am a huge fan of America’s Got Talent and have been from the start. While I will miss Heidi [Klum], the show can only get better with the departure of Tyra Banks and Mel B [March 4 issue]. Terry Crews added sparkle to Champions. I’m glad he will be hosting regularly. I will be watching, as always. —Gary GOOD CALLS I applaud Joan Collins for considering the contents of a TV show [Hawaii Five-0, March 4 issue] before appearing as a guest. We need more actors who feel that way. —Dolores FINGERS CROSSED Lethal Weapon is lethally great! The season finale [February 26] was so good! I can’t believe I no longer miss Clayne Crawford, but I really don’t. I’m hopeful that this show returns next season. —Andrea DEADLY PRAISE…

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luke perry 1966–2019

LUKE PERRY WAS as cool onscreen as he was kind off. The Ohio native, born Coy Luther Perry III, rocketed to megafame in 1990 as Beverly Hills, 90210’s Byron-reading alcoholic bad boy, Dylan McKay, helping to turn the fledgling Fox network into the epicenter of a pop-culture phenomenon. Trading cards, magazine covers, pillowcases—you name it and Perry’s face was probably on it. Fans freaked out over his effortless sex appeal and sideburns, and his on-camera chemistry with Shannen Doherty’s Brenda gave 90210 a Richard Burton–Elizabeth Taylor heat that still has a generation divided over whether Dylan belonged with Brenda or Kelly (Jennie Garth). He remained with the primetime soap through Season 6, then returned in 1998 for its last two years. Perry—who died surrounded by loved ones on March 4 at…

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90210 gets a reboot

THE HILLS ARE alive… Fox is heading back to Beverly Hills with this summer’s six-episode 90210. The revival of the 1990–2000 teen drama has a meta twist: Stars Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green will play versions of themselves as they try to launch a reboot of the soap. “[It] should be really fun for original fans as well as new ones,” promises Green. Here’s what the gang has been up to. Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh) The avid race car driver survived a 2002 crash, starred on Tru Calling, Haven and Private Eyes and directed many projects, including the 2011 Hallmark movie Goodnight for Justice, starring the late Luke Perry, and an episode of The CW’s 2008–13 90210 reboot. Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor) Garth…

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katherine helmond 1929–2019

SHE MAY NEVER have been the boss, but when it came to comedy, Katherine Helmond commanded attention—first in the 1970s on the groundbreaking Soap, where her role as dithery socialite Jessica Tate earned her four of her seven Emmy nominations. In the ’80s, she was twice nominated over eight seasons as Mona, the man-hungry mother of Judith Light’s Angela on the hit sitcom Who’s the Boss? (Her seventh nod was for playing Patricia Heaton’s mom in a recurring role on Everybody Loves Raymond.) Helmond, who died February 23 at age 89 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, also had success in theater, with a Tony nomination, and movies, most memorably as the plastic-surgery fanatic in Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. The petite redhead from Galveston, Texas, who was a vegetarian and a Buddhist, described…