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TV Guide Magazine August 19, 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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26 Issues

in this issue

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

@TVGMMattRoush Are there going to be any spinoff series from Supernatural? It looked like there were a couple of episodes that would lead to that. —Gloria MATT ROUSH: The CW tried but never succeeded in developing at least two Supernatural spinoffs with episodes intended as “backdoor pilots,” the most recent being “Wayward Sisters” in January 2018. At this summer’s Television Critics Association press tour, The CW President Mark Pedowitz celebrated the show’s 15th and final season and acknowledged that these attempts “did not connect.” He added, “I tend to believe, at this point, the show’s essence and blood is Jared [Padalecki] and Jensen [Ackles].” As for the actors who play the Winchester brothers, Padalecki said, “I do hope we see more of the Supernatural universe,” while Ackles conceded, “When you have a show…

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plus your feedback

SHOUT-OUT We’ve been reading TV GUIDE MAGAZINE since about 1985. We used to pick it up at the grocers during our weekly shopping. Then, in approximately 1988, we subscribed for mail delivery. You have stayed relevant and current. Whenever we receive a subscription renewal, hubby says, ‘You still want TV GUIDE MAGAZINE?’ [And I say,] ‘Yes!’ I love that you tweak little things as well as make other changes that are needed as the medium changes. Keep up the great work! —Marian MOVIE BUFF I love, love, love the new daily movie listings! Whether I’m in the mood for an old favorite or a first-time viewing of a recent release, I can now easily find something to watch almost every day. —Diane Email us: letters@tvgm.com COMING NEXT ISSUE FALL PREVIEW 2019 In TV GUIDE MAGAZINE’s September 2…

4 min.
what to expect next season

TO PARAPHRASE A certain seafaring Disney princess who made a splash at this summer’s Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, we’ve got goodies and big news aplenty about what TV fans can expect as we head into fall and beyond. • ABC busy bee Jimmy Kimmel reteams with iconic producer Norman Lear for two more Live in Front of a Studio Audience specials, re-creating episodes of TV classics—one to air this holiday season and another next spring. (No word yet on which series will be chosen; the May updates of All in the Family and The Jeffersons were huge hits.) The late-night host also announced he’s taking Jimmy Kimmel Live! back to Brooklyn for a week in October and, with Mark Burnett (The Voice), will produce the game show…

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ready for our close-up

FOR 66 YEARS, TV GUIDE MAGAZINE has been at the forefront of pop culture, appearing onscreen everywhere from its own Jeopardy! category to a Seinfeld coffee table. Recognize this July 26, 1969, cover of Petticoat Junction? It’s featured in the hit movie Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, which stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio (above); DiCaprio’s character, actor Rick Dalton, has a copy in his living room (he even appears on a faux cover for the fictional show, Bounty Law). You may have also spotted our magazine in the Season 3 premiere of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown, below) nonchalantly grabs the June 15, 1985, issue when her dad enters her bedroom while she’s (gasp!) making out with boyfriend Mike (Finn Wolfhard). We’re glad to know she didn’t…

3 min.
how freaks and geeks changed tv

Twenty years ago next month, a show called Freaks and Geeks debuted. Nobody had seen anything like it on TV—an hourlong comedy-drama about 1980s high school outcasts that could often go to dark and painful places. Most of the cast—which included James Franco, Jason Segel, Busy Philipps, Seth Rogen and Linda Cardellini—became major stars. It drew rave reviews, but viewers weren’t ready, and NBC canceled the series over halfway through its 18-episode season. Still, its brief run changed the face of television and made shows from Veronica Mars to Stranger Things possible. Creator Paul Feig, now a director known for films such as Bridesmaids and the Ghostbusters reboot, muses on the show and its impact. My frustration back when I created Freaks and Geeks was that TV shows about high school were…

3 min.
dog’s new hunt!

DOG’S MOST WANTED SERIES PREMIERE Wednesday, Sept. 4, 9/8c, WGN America BY HIS COUNT, Duane “Dog” Chapman has spent 41 years as a bounty hunter, catching 8,000 fleet-footed bail-jumping men and women—then dispensing a measured mix of derision and compassion on shows like Dog the Bounty Hunter, as he urges the criminals to change their lives for the better. He has pursued a perp over volcanic mountains and hunted down a court-skipper amid trick-or-treaters. But until he began filming Dog’s Most Wanted on WGN America, he had not seen or done it all. Dog’s Most Wanted finds Chapman taking things to the next level. Higher-profile fugitives, attempted murderers and sexual assault criminals are targeted throughout the 10 episodes. But he’s really concerned about the victims of their crimes. “If [their story] touches my heart,…