Tyler Ritter
Actor Tyler Ritter talks about landing his breakout role on "The McCarthys" at the age of 29, precisely the same age his dad John Ritter was when he too made it big in Hollywood. Born towards the tail end of "Three's Company," Tyler grew up visiting his father on many a set, so it's only natural he followed in his footsteps. In the Boston-based "The McCarthys," Tyler plays the son of Laurie Metcalf. Plus, hear how Tyler found true love while volunteering in Argentina after college. Later, find out about his role in "An Evergreen Christmas."

"The McCarthys" premieres Thursday at 9:30/8:30c on CBS. Follow the show on Twitter @McCarthysCBS.

"An Evergreen Christmas" is out on DVD November 4.

Cristina Ferrare's Baked Penne with Turkey Bolognese Sauce
Cristina Ferrare cooks a nice and hearty baked ziti that's great to eat while watching a football game this season. She makes her bolognese sauce with turkey, perfect for Thanksgiving time, and so it's less fattening.

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Stocking Stuffers for Your Sweetheart with Kym Douglas

Kym Douglas comes prepared with a handful of gift suggestions to stuff your sweetheart's stocking this Christmas. Next time you two go star-gazing, your special someone can have a star all their own. Even when it's cold out, hold hands as you go for a stroll with Twittens. Put together a personalized mix tape CD to rock out to your favorite jams. And, assemble a custom coupon book your other half can redeem for a movie night, dinner date, car wash, and more.


Name a Star- You receive a certificate naming your star and you can purchase the star starting at

Two Handed Mitten: The Twitten- They are only $44 and you can find them online at

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Lisa Erspamer & Mariel Hemingway

"A Letter to My Cat" creator Lisa Erspamer and actress and cat owner Mariel Hemingway discuss the special bond formed between cats and their human families. Following the success of her book "A Letter to My Dog," Lisa collected letters people wrote to their cats to include in this latest installment of the anthology. Lisa also deciphers the distinction she found between "dog people" and "cat people."

"A Letter to My Cat" is available in stores now. For more on Best Friends and to adopt these little kittens, please visit

Chef Ayinde Howell Cooks Vegetable Pot Pie with Seitan

Chef, author, and blogger Ayinde Howell is bridging the gap for vegans and carnivores to coexist in harmony. He puts a Vegan twist on a pot pie by replacing chicken with seitan. Learn about the health benefits associated with veganism.

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Bottle of Boos with Maria Provenzano

Lifestyle expert Maria Provenzano uncorks a fun way to present a bottle of wine as a Halloween gift. She wraps the bottle in tissue paper and decorates it to look like a ghost, mummy, or jack-o-lantern.

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Healing from Heartbreak with Troy Beyer

Actress, director, and author Troy Beyer is excited to see her book, "Ex-Free, 9 Keys to Freedom from Heartbreak," turned into a film. Hear the funny story of how Troy was traumatized upon meeting Big Bird for the first time at her "Sesame Street" audition as a little girl. Troy was inspired to pen this book after falling into a deep depression following a broken engagement. Get tips to cope with the pain associated with heartbreak and the tools you need to bounce back and build character. Learn how to change the way you label your relationship with your ex and manage realistic expectations of them.

Ex-Free, 9 Keys to Freedom from Heartbreak:

  1. Make Pain Your New Best Friend
  2. Your Crutch Is Just A Crutch
  3. You Are Not Your Circumstances
  4. Know The Boat You Float
  5. Find The Treasure You Hunt
  6. The Power Of Agreement
  7. Empty Your Bucket
  8. Create The Labels That Work For You
  9. You Complete You

The film "I Really Hate My Ex" is coming to DVD/Digital in Spring 2015. Please visit and

DIY Zombie Window Halloween Decoration with Mark Steines

Mark Steines has a super affordable Halloween craft that you can throw together at the very last minute. Spook your kids with zombies crawling through the window. Learn the trick to making foam core look like aged wood.

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Allergy-Free Halloween with Sophie Uliano

More kids than ever before suffer from food allergies, so trick-or-treating can go from fun to potentially fatal in no time. Sophie Uliano warns us that common Halloween candy can contain wheat, nuts, and dairy and the fun size bars handed out by neighbors don't label a full list of ingredients on the wrapper. Learn all about the Teal Pumpkin Project, which signifies which homes hand out non-edible treats, such as small toys instead.

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Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with Hallmark Channel! This kicks off our "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month." Every day for the month of October we'll be having a furry friend here on set that is up for adoption.

Visit our gallery of dogs available for adoption today, courtesy of Best Friends!

To donate, adopt one of our shelter dogs of the day, or for more information on adoptable animals in your local communities, visit or contact Best Friends Animal Society at (818) 643-3989. We also invite you to visit and

To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit

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