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The cast of Young Sheldon as American astronauts

The cast of Young Sheldon dressed up as American astronauts.

Photography by Miller Mobley.

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Brian Dietzen shows how to rock a Jekyll & Hyde look

Brian Dietzen as split personality

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Sonequa Martin-Green is out of this world

Sonequa Martin-Green

Photography by Marie H. Rainville.

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LL COOL J is right out of the roaring 20s

LL COOL J dressed in roaring 20s type suit

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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Lucy Liu as the belle of the ball

Lucy Liu in elegant classic ball gown

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Chris O'Donnell as a man of the Irish countryside

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Emily Wickersham as a cowgirl

Emily Wickersham as a cowgirl

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Young Sheldon stars as a Renaissance family

The cast of Young Sheldon dressed up in Renaissance costumes

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Daniela Ruah shows how to be retro chic

Daniela Ruah looking 80s

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Missy Peregrym as a snow queen

Missy Peregrym white faux fur in a snowy forest

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Carrie Ann Inaba channels old Hollywood glamour

Carrie Ann Inaba in old-timey theatre

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Sean Murray as a high roller

Sean Murray with Las Vegas showgirls

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Phil Keoghan as a different kind of biker dude

Phil Keoghan on a racing bike

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Zoe Perry and Annie Potts channeling peace, love, and flower power

Zoe Perry and Annie Potts as hippies

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Lucas Till dressed for secret mission success

Lucas Till in a suit and a deployed parachute

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By Yolanda Crous

Not everybody can turn their hobby into a successful side hustle. But Jensen Ackles, star of the The CW's longtime hit thriller series Supernatural, did just that in 2018 when he opened the Family Business Beer Co., a destination brewery and taproom set on a horse ranch just outside Austin.

The four members of the brewery business stand amongst the tanks of the interior workings of the brewery.

The Family Business Beer Co. family (clockwise from top left): Nate Seale, Gino Graul, Danneel Ackles, and Jensen Ackles.

Photo Credit: Julia Keim.

Ackles caught the craft-brew bug about ten years ago when his brother-in-law, Gino Graul, came to stay in his guest house in Los Angeles.

"He and I both got into the craft scene and said, 'We should make beer.' And so we did. And it was terrible," laughs Ackles. "But we weren't discouraged." As their beer got better, their plans got bigger. "We had a pipe dream of making enough beer to supply our friends and family, and maybe even, who knows, to sell to other people," he says.

Danneel and Jensen Ackles sit on a picnic table outside the main brewery building.

Danneel and Jensen Ackles enjoy the fruits of their labor outside the brewery.

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Graul took some beer-making classes at the University of California, Davis and Chicago's Siebel Institute. Meanwhile, Ackles and his wife, Danneel Ackles, had their first child and started talking about packing up and leaving Los Angeles.

"We were thinking about where to plant our roots. Austin kept coming up," says Ackles, a Texas native. "We moved, and Gino ended up following us, which kept the dream alive."

An assortment of four beers arranged in a tasting flight from lightest to darkest.

Can't decide? Try a flight of the best brews.

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After they arrived, Graul's uncle tipped them off that his neighbor's horse ranch was about to go up for sale. That ranch turned out to be 15 acres of prime Texas Hill Country property just outside town, complete with an old house, stables, and a gorgeous oak grove.

"It's some of the prettiest landscape that Texas has to offer, in my opinion," says Ackles. And the perfect spot for a destination brewery.

An modernised red barn taproom from the outside.

The charm of a Texas farm.

Photo Credit: Julia Keim.


The whole family went to work. When Ackles wasn't in Vancouver filming Supernatural, he was helping out with construction and clearing the land. (Fun fact: Jared Padalecki, Ackles' co-star and on-screen brother, who also lives in Austin, pitched in a couple of times.)

Danneel was in charge of the design. "She wanted it crisp and clean. Not your typical grungy garage-looking place," he says. They hired local woodworker and artist Adam Young to craft the seating and the sleek bar, and L.A. artist Kenton Parker to paint the mural behind the stage.

To play up the family-centric vibe, they included a fenced-in playground outside, plus horseshoes, cornhole, a shaved ice stand, and a Southern and Cajun food truck run by the Ackles' friends—and Duck Dynasty stars—Jep and Jessica Robertson.

The tap room with numerous wooden handles of an active assortment of on-tap beers..

Inside the Family Business Beer Co. tap room.

Photo Credit: Julia Keim.

But of course, the brewery's reason for being is the beer. The mastermind behind Family Business' IPAs, stouts, and lagers is head brewer Nate Seale, formerly of Austin's (512) Brewing Company and Portland, Oregon's Mt. Tabor Brewing.

Seale has a rep for creativity and experimentation. "Bringing Nate on board was a coup, and we're stoked to have him," says Ackles. "We created the best playground we could, and we just kind of let him play."

A very dark and frothy glass of stout beer.

The Grackle Hill Country Imperial Stout.

Photo Credit: Julia Keim.

These days, Ackles is more of a taster than a beer maker. "I enjoy the process, but once you're talking about making 15 barrels in one batch, I don't want to mess that up," he says.

Ask him what his favorite is and he'll tell you it changes from day to day. When they were clearing land, Nate couldn't make enough of the Hamilton Pale Ale, he says. By the time the brewery opened, it was all about the King Biscuit ESB.

And whenever he hits up the Jep's Southern Roots food truck, he has a hankering for a hoppy brew. "The Cajun shrimp po'boy is the one thing on that truck that I cannot not order," he says. "I'll put that with the Cosmic Cowboy IPA all day long."

A closeup image of a cajun shrimp po'boy sandwich spilling out onto a plate.

The Cajun shrimp po'boy sandwich pairs perfectly with a hoppy beer.

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GET THE RECIPE: Jensen Ackles' Food Truck Favorite, Cajun Shrimp Po'Boy

What's in the future for Family Business Beer Co.? In the short term, more outdoor seating. "Danneel and Jessica Robertson are out together right now doing some crazy antique shopping looking for cool old Texas furniture," Ackles says.

In the long term, the family is considering renovating the ranch house and opening up a restaurant. And they're looking into distribution, so someday you might be able to snag a Fox Rye Lager or Grackle Hill Country Imperial Stout away from the brewery.

The assortment of beers offered by the Family Beer Business brewery are displayed in a line of light to dark.

The usual suspects in the Family Beer Business brew lineup.

Photo Credit: Julia Keim.

But bottom line, says Ackles, Family Business Beer Co. is all about, well, family. "It's been something that's been just super fun to do with my wife and my brother-in-law and friends," he says. "It's been quite a journey and an amazing result."

Originally published in Watch Magazine, November-December 2018.

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By Nate Millado

How much do we love Lucy? So much that she gets her own day! In honor of the beloved sitcom premiering on this date in 1951, Oct. 15 is National I Love Lucy Day.

Starring the inimitable Lucille Ball and real-life husband Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, the Emmy-winning hit also featured William Frawley and Vivian Vance as neighbors and best friends Fred and Ethel Mertz. For six slapstick-filled seasons, TV's famous redhead gifted us with 180 episodes of sidesplitting hijinks.

Fall in love with Lucy again by streaming these eight fan favorites of I Love Lucy on CBS All Access.

"Lucy Does A TV Commercial"

Lucy shoots a TV commercial

Lucille Ball as Lucy in the classic Vitameatavegamin episode.

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Lucy begs her husband to let her star in a sponsor's commercial on a show he's hosting, but Ricky refuses. Undeterred, she goes to the set anyway and ends up hawking the fictional Vitameatavegamin health tonic. Her speech becomes more and more comically slurred with each take—because the tonic is 23% alcohol!

Watch the "Lucy Does A TV Commercial" episode on CBS All Access.

"Ricky Thinks He's Getting Bald"

Lucy holds a contraption over Rickys hair

Lucy (Lucille Ball) uses an electric scalp massage contraption on Ricky (Desi Arnaz).

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When Ricky obsesses about his potentially receding hairline, Lucy goes to great lengths to mitigate his mane fears. First she invites a bunch of bald-headed men to the apartment—"I want this place looking like a sea of honeydew melons!"—to show Ricky how better off, follicly, he actually is. But that plot falls flat when Ricky phones from work and says he won't be home for hours. So Lucy resorts to some hair-raising measures involving torturous techniques to get to the root of Ricky's problem.

Watch the "Ricky Thinks He's Getting Bald" episode on CBS All Access.

"Job Switching"

Ethel and Lucy stuff chocolates into their mouths

Ethel (Vivian Vance) and Lucy (Lucille Ball) hard at work at the chocolate factory.

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It's the infamous chocolate episode! The couples switch roles: Lucy and Ethel take on factory jobs, while Ricky and Fred attempt to keep house. All hell breaks loose when the conveyor belt speeds up, forcing the overwhelmed besties to stuff candy in their blouses and mouths. (BTW: The men don't fare much better with the household chores.)

Watch the "Job Switching" episode on CBS All Access.

"Lucy Goes To The Hospital"

Lucy sits on a couch while Ricky holds her hand

A very nervous Ricky (Desi Arnaz) and a comparatively calm Lucy (Lucille Ball).

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Art imitated life when Lucille Ball's real-life pregnancy was written into the show. Ricky, Fred, and Ethel hilariously rehearse for Lucy's big day, and the run-throughs go off without a hitch. That is, until Lucy emerges from the bedroom to say "it's time"—which sets off a chaotic sequence of events for the frenzied father-to-be. Fun facts: A whopping 72% of all households with a TV tuned in to I Love Lucy to see Little Ricky's birth; the episode aired 12 hours after Ball's baby, Desi Jr., was delivered via C-section; and newborn Desi Jr. was featured on the inaugural issue (April 3, 1953) of TV Guide.

Watch the "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" episode on CBS All Access.

"Lucy Wants New Furniture"

Ricky hops on a desk angry at Lucy

Ricky (Desi Arnaz) and Lucy (Lucille Ball) fight over furniture.

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Lucy desperately wants to get rid of her "ratty old couch" and "nasty-looking coffee table." But when she splurges on pricey replacements without discussing it first with Ricky, she's forced to pay for her impulse buys out of her own allowance. Her penny-pinching solutions include making her own clothes and perming her own hair.

Watch the "Lucy Wants New Furniture" episode on CBS All Access.

"Lucy Tells The Truth"

Lucy is surrounded by knives

Showbiz-crazed Lucy (Lucille Ball) winds up working with an Italian knife-thrower.

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Ricky wagers $100 that Lucy can't go an entire day without lying. She finds telling the truth a little too freeing, however, as she ends up insulting friends with her brutal honesty. Later in the ep, Ricky invites her to audition for a role on his show—knowing his inexperienced wife will have to fib to snag the part. Lucy lies about speaking Italian and finds herself in a precarious situation involving knives!

Watch the "Lucy Tells the Truth" episode on CBS All Access.

"Lucy's Italian Movie"

Lucy stomping grapes in a vat

Lucy (Lucille Ball) has grape expectations for her Italian film career.

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When in Rome, Lucy stumbles upon yet another star-making opportunity. She jumps at the chance for a role in a movie called Bitter Grapes. Literal-minded Lucy figures she should soak up some local color for research. She takes a job at a vineyard stomping grapes and gets into a full-on fight in the vat. Lucy soaks up some color, all right—a head-to-toe grape color, which ultimately costs her the film role.

Watch the "Lucy's Italian Movie" episode on CBS All Access.

"Lucy And Superman"

Lucy dressed like Superman stands on a ledge

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super—scratch that, it's Lucy (Lucille Ball).

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TV's Superman (George Reeves) happens to be in town for meet-and-greets at Macy's. Since Little Ricky is such a big fan, Lucy asks her husband if he can get Reeves to make a cameo at their son's birthday party since Ricky met him once in Hollywood. But after Ricky breaks the news that the Man of Steel is MIA, Lucy hatches a plan to dress up as the superhero herself to fool the kids. In the end, Superman shows up after all—and Lucy somehow ends up on a ledge!

Watch the "Lucy And Superman" episode on CBS All Access.

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By Melissa Rose Bernardo

After 25 years and countless viewings, you'd think we'd be over Clueless. As if! Some movies simply never get old, and writer-director Amy Heckerling's 1995 update of Jane Austen's Emma, set in sun-soaked Beverly Hills, Calif., is one of them.

In honor of the movie that taught us to always do a lap before committing to a spot at a party and that "everywhere in L.A. takes 20 minutes," here are seven reasons why we love Clueless like Cher (Alicia Silverstone) loves the mall.

Watch Clueless on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 9:30–11:30 p.m. ET/9–11 p.m. PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

The Fashion!

Alicia Silverstone with shopping bags in Clueless

Alicia Silverstone as fashion plate Cher in Clueless.

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The oxford shirts, the plaid skirts, the chic athleisure, the headbands and hair clips, the metallic Mary Janes: Costume designer Mona May dressed Cher and Co. in very of-the-moment styles that turn out to be surprisingly relevant today. (Who could have predicted a scrunchie revival?)

And tell the truth: Had you even heard of Alaïa before Cher told you that "it's like a totally important designer" while a mugger held her at gunpoint?

The Slang!

Justin Walker and Alicia Silverstone in Clueless

"I thought maybe you had an in on the heavy clambakes," Christian (Justin Walker) says to Cher (Alicia Silverstone). Of course she does!

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In addition to the all-important "as if"—a conversation-ender that's suitable for any number of occasions—Clueless taught us so much.

A "Barney" is a totally random guy unworthy of your attention, as in the guys Tai (Brittany Murphy) is hanging with at the mall—the ones who eventually end up dangling her over the railing; "I don't know where she meets these Barneys," Cher tells Christian (Justin Walker) disapprovingly.

A "Betty" is a beautiful woman—e.g., "Wasn't my mom a Betty?" asks Cher as she passes a painting of her deceased mother. A Baldwin is basically the male equivalent; Cher refers to Josh (Paul Rudd) as "kind of a Baldwin." Also, Cher is not a virgin; "the PC term," explains Dionne (Stacey Dash), "is hymenally challenged."

The Memorable Quotes!

Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash in black and white casual clothes

Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash) dress to impress in gym class.

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Cher introducing her BFF: "Dionne and I were both named after great singers of the past who now do infomercials." Murray (Donald Faison) telling Cher that she has no chance with Christian: "He's a disco-dancing, Oscar Wilde–reading, Streisand ticket–holding friend of Dorothy, know what I'm saying?" Cher pondering the extremely shallow dating pool: "Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie."

Tai lashing out at Cher with possibly the worst teen-on-teen verbal assault in '90s movie history: "You're a virgin who can't drive." And Amber (Elisa Donovan) in phys ed, telling the teacher why she can't play tennis: "My plastic surgeon doesn't want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose." Replies Dionne, not missing a beat: "Well there goes your social life."

It Gave Us A New Appreciation Of Monet

Stacey Dash Elisa Donovan and Alicia Silverstone laughing

Dionne (Stacey Dash, left) and Cher (Alicia Silverstone, right) with frenemy Amber (Elisa Donovan).

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When Tai asks Cher if she thinks Amber is pretty, Cher replies with an impressionism-infused explanation. "She's a full-on Monet. It's like a painting, see? From far away, it's OK, but up close, it's a big old mess." Wonder how many Instagram pics of Water Lilies at Paris' Musée de l'Orangerie are captioned "A full-on Monet."

Cher Herself, Who's Deeper Than She First Appears

Brittany Murphy Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash in school clothes

A post-makeover Tai (Brittany Murphy) hanging with her new crew, Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash).

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Cher truly seems to care about taking Tai from "toe-up"—Dionne's first (very negative) impression of Tai—to trendy. She's not afraid to call out the uppity Elton (Jeremy Sisto, who now plays Jubal Valentine on CBS' drama FBI)—"You are a snob and a half"—for thinking he's too good for Tai. She ends up becoming captain of her school's Pismo Beach disaster relief team. (A fictional tragedy, but still!)

And her speech about Haitian immigration—she drew a comparison to a garden party and attendees who didn't RSVP—was actually quite ahead of its time: "And so if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians. And in conclusion, may I please remind you that it does not say 'RSVP' on the Statue of Liberty?" Her debate teacher, Mr. Hall (Wallace Shawn), may not have been impressed, but we were.

Two Words: Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd and Alicia Silverstone in Clueless

Cher (Alicia Silverstone) bugs bookish Josh (Paul Rudd) for a ride.

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Before Wet Hot American Summer, before Friends, before Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Ant-Man, Rudd won our hearts as Josh, Cher's brainy Nietzsche-reading ex-stepbrother in Clueless. He calls her Pippi Longstocking, she calls him Kato; she calls him a brown-noser, he calls her a "superficial space cadet." Clearly it was destiny!

And he believes in her: He knows she can take down anyone and come away with the bridal bouquet at Miss Geist (Twink Caplan) and Mr. Hall's wedding.

Once Again: Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd James Corden Hasan Minhaj in jackets and ties posing for a photo

Guests Paul Rudd (left) and Hasan Minhaj (right) pose for a pic with the host on the Oct. 21, 2019, episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden.

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Just like Clueless, he hasn't aged one bit. Check him out in this 2019 snapshot from The Late Late Show With James Corden. Yeah, he's still kind of a Baldwin.

Watch Clueless on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 9:30–11:30 p.m. ET/9–11 p.m. PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

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