TV Guide is now Full-Size, Full-Color, for people who are passionate about their favorite shows, characters, and stars. Plus, an easier-to-use national listings section with more highlights and reviews. TV Guide Magazine publishes 27 double or special issues a year. Each double or special issue counts as two of 56 issues in an annual subscription. Cover price is $4.99.
One of the most iconic publications in America, TV Guide magazine has been arriving weekly in homes since 1953. Over two million issues are in circulation as of 2011. In addition to television listings included in every issue, the magazine also features celebrity news, interviews, gossip, and film reviews.
TV Guide magazine was originally a regional publication, beginning in New York City. When the first national issue hit newsstands, the cover featured a true television icon, Lucille Ball, with her newborn son. In the last five decades, the magazine has continued to bring the biggest and best celebrity stories to the American people.
Currently owned and printed by United Video Satellite Group, this magazine continues successful circulation today. As the number of channels available to viewers in different markets has exploded in recent years, TV Guide magazine has evolved significantly. Today, the magazine remains a strong influence in the celebrity print medium as a reporting powerhouse, a point of reference, and a cultural norm, including common references on popular television shows and in films.
Celebrity news is a booming business, and TV Guide magazine has been there from the birth of the television age. A subscription to this periodical is more than just a television schedule mailed to your door each week. It provides an insider's access into film, television, and popular culture. TV Guide magazine remains one of the most popular weekly magazines in the country and would make a great purchase for yourself or a gift for nearly anyone in your life.