Discovery Channel will celebrate Thanksgiving with "Punkin Chunkin'"

"MythBusters" stars Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci will host a competition in which engineers chunk pumpkins.


Why Brian Griffin was so valuable to "Family Guy"
The family dog was "the most three-dimensional, complex character – the only character whose humor was self-deprecating," says Kevin Wong, adding he was "the only character whose humor called attention to small, human hypocrisies rather than settling for broad, easy laughs. Brian specialized in guilt-ridden 'cringe' humor, and he pushed the show into its most interesting comedic territory."


Kirk Acevedo joins "12 Monkeys"
The "Fringe" vet will play Aaron Stanford's closest friend in the apocalyptic future.


"Homeland's" Brody storyline was inspired by "The French Connection II"
"We looked at Gene Hackman's performance in the second French Connection movie, which was incredible and somehow very personal — that's what we wanted Brody to go through," says exec producer Alex Gansa.


Carrie Underwood is getting hate tweets over "The Sound of Music"
"I get hate tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" she tells Entertainment Weekly. "I know I'm not Julie. Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was … I know my place."


"Walking Dead" boss: This year's conflict is different from last year
Scott M. Gimple defends the Rick vs. The Governor storyline.


BBC America picks up Season 2 of "Atlantis"

The cable channel had just begun airing Season 1 of the BBC co-production.


Presenting TV's worst-ever Thanksgivings
From "Dexter" to "HIMYM," here's a reminder of how miserable Thanksgiving could be. PLUS: Ranking the "Friends" Thanksgivings.


"Breaking Bad's" Saul Goodman creator: "I've been hanging around in courtrooms lately"
How much will "Better Call Saul" take place in a courtroom? Peter Gould won't say, but he's been spending time lately in courtrooms. PLUS: Giant "Breaking Bad" graffiti wall unveiled in Britain to promote the DVDs.


Marge Simpson models history's most iconic dresses
Check out Marge in outfits worn by Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.


Lea Michele unveils her solo album cover

Check out "Cannonball."


Seth Meyers and his "MADtv" brother Josh "conquer" Amsterdam
The Meyers brothers are featured on tonight's episode of "The Getaway."


"Treme" returns for its 5-episode final run
The HBO series sticks to the same formula for its final season. PLUS: Did striving for authenticity hurt "Treme"?