List of TV Guide covers (2010s)

This is a list of issue covers of TV Guide magazine from the decade of the 2010s, from January 2010 to the present day. This list reflects only the regular weekly or bi-weekly issues of TV Guide (no one-time-only issues), and includes covers that are national or regional in nature, along with any covers that were available exclusively to print or digital subscribers. The entries on this table include each cover's subjects and their artists (photographer or illustrator).

  • Dates for two-week "double issues" are indicated in bold italics, with listings covering that week and the following week.
  • In 2013 TV Guide added a digital edition for Zinio subscribers; these issues, which are downloaded when the printed version's double issues are on their second week, are indicated with dates in italics and with a (D).

2010

Issue date Cover subject Cover type Artist
1/4/2010 "Winter Preview," featuring Josh Holloway of Lost Photograph Don Flood
1/18/2010 Kiefer Sutherland of 24 Photograph Brian Bowen Smith
1/25/2010 "Sweeps Preview" (2 covers):
*Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo of NCIS
*Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, and Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries
Photograph *NCIS: Brian Bowen Smith
*Vampire: Adam Olszewski
2/1/2010 Ellen Pompeo of Grey's Anatomy Photograph
2/8/2010 Julianna Margulies of The Good Wife Photograph
2/15/2010 "Olympics Preview," featuring Apolo Anton Ohno, Rachael Flatt, and Lindsey Vonn Photo Montage Ohno: Trae Patton/AP Images; Flatt: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images; Vonn: Erich Spiess/Red Bull Photofiles
3/1/2010 "Spring Preview!" Photo Montage
3/8/2010 Ellen DeGeneres of American Idol Photograph
3/15/2010 Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Matthew Fox, and Naveen Andrews of Lost Photo montage Mario Perez/ABC
3/22/2010 *"TV's Top 50 Families of All Time!" (newsstand cover)
*The cast of Modern Family (subscriber cover)
Top 50: photo montage; Modern: photograph Modern: Joseph Cultice
4/5/2010 "Sci-Fi Preview" Photo Montage
4/12/2010 Hugh Laurie of House Photograph
4/19/2010 Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, and Jenna Ushkowitz of Glee Photograph Art Streiber
4/26/2010 Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray, and Mark Harmon of NCIS Photograph Brian Bowen Smith
5/3/2010 Simon Cowell of American Idol Photograph Joe Pugliese/Corbis Outline
5/10/2010 Simon Baker of The Mentalist Photograph Jack Guy/Corbis Outline
5/17/2010 Dancing with the Stars couples Nicole Scherzinger & Derek Hough and Anna Trebunskaya & Evan Lysacek Photograph
5/24/2010 A salute to Lost Photo Art Photos: ABC; art: Joe Zeff Designs
6/7/2010 "Summer Preview," featuring Larry David of Curb Your Enthusiasm Photograph
6/21/2010 Mark Feuerstein of Royal Pains, Jeffrey Donovan of Burn Notice, and Matt Bomer of White Collar Photograph Justin Stephens
7/5/2010 Kyra Sedgwick of The Closer (TV Guide's 3,000th issue) Photograph
7/19/2010 Jon Hamm and January Jones of Mad Men Photograph
8/2/2010 True Blood (2 covers):
*Anna Paquin with Stephen Moyer
*Paquin with Alexander Skarsgård
Photograph
8/16/2010 Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan, and Alex O'Loughlin of Hawaii Five-O Photograph Patrick Hoelck
8/30/2010 Oprah Winfrey with Dr. Mehmet Oz, Nate Berkus, and Dr. Phil McGraw Photograph
9/13/2010 Fall Preview Photo Montage
9/20/2010 "Returning Favorites" issue, featuring Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, and Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory Photograph
9/27/2010 Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo of Grey's Anatomy Photograph
10/4/2010 Lisa Edelstein and Hugh Laurie of House Photograph
10/11/2010 Michael C. Hall of Dexter Photograph
10/18/2010 Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, and Gretchen Mol of Boardwalk Empire Photograph
10/25/2010 Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Wesley of The Vampire Diaries Photograph
11/1/2010 Josh Charles, Julianna Margulies, and Chris Noth of The Good Wife Photograph
11/8/2010 Pauley Perrette, Mark Harmon, and Cote de Pablo of NCIS Photograph
11/15/2010 "2010 Hot List," featuring cast members from Glee on 5 covers Photograph Adam Olszewski
11/22/2010 "Sci-Fi Preview," featuring Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, and John Noble of Fringe Photograph
12/6/2010 Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio of Top Chef Photograph
12/13/2010 Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles of Supernatural, selected for the cover through a "Fan Favorites" vote of TV Guide readers Photograph Jordan Nuttal/The CW
12/20/2010 "2010's Cheers & Jeers," featuring the cast of Modern Family (3 covers):
*Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet with baby
*Ed O'Neill, Rico Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara
*Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould
Photograph Adam Olszewski

2011

Issue date Cover subject Cover type Artist
1/3/2011 "Winter Preview" Photo montage
1/10/2011 "God on TV" Photo montage
1/17/2011 Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson of American Idol Photograph Tony Duran/Fox
1/24/2011 "Super Bowl Preview" Photo montage
2/7/2011 Tom Selleck of Blue Bloods Photograph
2/14/2011 Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz of Survivor: Redemption Island Photograph
2/28/2011 Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion of Castle Photograph Brian Bowen Smith
3/7/2011 *"Spring Preview" (subscriber cover)
*"The War over Two and a Half Men," featuring Charlie Sheen (newsstand cover)
*Preview: Photo Montage
*Sheen: Photograph
3/14/2011 Kirstie Alley of Dancing with the Stars Photograph
3/21/2011 LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell of NCIS: Los Angeles Photograph
4/4/2011 "The 7 Shows You Must Watch" Photo Montage
4/11/2011 Tom Welling and Erica Durance of Smallville Photograph
4/18/2011 "Fan Favorites" poll results Photo montage
5/2/2011 Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly of NCIS Photograph Kevin Lynch
5/9/2011 A pictorial recap of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton Photograph Tom Hevesi/AP Images
5/16/2011 Simon Baker of The Mentalist Photograph
5/23/2011 Oprah Winfrey of The Oprah Winfrey Show Photograph Ruven Afanador/Harpo Productions
5/30/2011 Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton of The Voice Photo Montage
6/6/2011 "Summer Preview," featuring Piper Perabo of Covert Affairs and Matt Bomer of White Collar Photograph
6/20/2011 Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, and Ashley Benson of Pretty Little Liars Photograph
7/4/2011 Noah Wyle of Falling Skies Photograph
7/11/2011 Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon of Rizzoli and Isles Photograph
7/18/2011 Alexander Skarsgård, Joe Manganiello, and Stephen Moyer of True Blood Photograph Rodolfo Martinez
8/1/2011 "Reality Preview" Photo Montage
8/15/2011 "TV's Highest Paid Stars" Photo Montage
8/29/2011 Jason O'Mara of Terra Nova Photograph
9/12/2011 "Fall Preview," featuring Angus T. Jones, Ashton Kutcher, and Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men Photograph
9/19/2011 Simon Cowell of The X Factor Photograph
9/26/2011 Rachel Taylor, Annie Ilonzeh and Minka Kelly of Charlie's Angels, recreating the original series' cover photo from 9/25/1976 (that cover, which featured Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett, is displayed here in an inset) Photograph 2011 Angels: Adam Olszewski; 1976 Angels: TV Guide archives
10/3/2011 "Fall Cable Preview" Photo Montage
10/10/2011 Marg Helgenberger and Ted Danson of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Photograph
10/17/2011 Zooey Deschanel of New Girl Photograph
10/24/2011 "Halloween Preview," featuring characters from The Simpsons Illustration
11/7/2011 Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles of The Good Wife Photograph
11/14/2011 "Hot List 2011," highlighting "Funny Girls" (3 covers)
*Christina Applegate of Up All Night
*Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs of 2 Broke Girls
*Zooey Deschanel of New Girl
Photograph Adam Olszewski
11/21/2011 Tim Allen of Last Man Standing Photograph
12/5/2011 The cast of Community, selected for the cover through a "Fan Favorites" vote of TV Guide readers (3 covers)
*Joel McHale with Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown and Gillian Jacobs
*McHale with Donald Glover, and Danny Pudi
*McHale with Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, and Jim Rash
Photograph Justin Stevens
12/19/2011 Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men, Melissa McCarthy of Mike & Molly, and Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory with series' producer Chuck Lorre Photograph Art Streiber

2012

Issue date Cover subject Cover type Artist
1/2/2012 "Winter Preview" Photo Montage
1/9/2012 Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson of American Idol Photograph Warwick Saint/Fox
1/16/2012 Naya Rivera, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Darren Criss of Glee Photograph
1/23/2012 The 200th episode of NCIS (3 covers)
*Mark Harmon and Rocky Carroll
*Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, and Sean Murray
*Brian Dietzen, Pauley Perrette, and David McCallum
Photograph Kevin Lynch
2/6/2012 *Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey (newsstand cover)
*Katharine McPhee, Jack Davenport, and Debra Messing of Smash (subscriber cover)
Photograph *Downton: Carnival Film & Television for Masterpiece
*Smash: Justin Stephens
2/20/2012 Emily VanCamp, Joshua Bowman, and Madeline Stowe of Revenge Photograph Adam Olszewski
3/5/2012 Kiefer Sutherland of Touch Photograph
3/12/2012 Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, and Josh Dallas of Once Upon a Time Photograph
3/19/2012 Christina Hendricks, Jon Hamm, John Slattery, and Elizabeth Moss of Mad Men Photo Illustration
4/2/2012 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, and Kit Harington of Game of Thrones Photograph
4/8/2012 David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel of Bones Photograph
4/16/2012 "Fan Favorites" poll results, featuring John Noble, Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson of Fringe (Favorite Drama); Joel McHale, Donald Glover and Danny Pudi of Community (Comedy); Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine of The Voice (Singing Competition); Lana Parrilla (Favorite Villain) of Once Upon a Time (New Show); and Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles of Supernatural (Horror) Photo montage
4/30/2012 Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J of NCIS: Los Angeles Photograph
5/7/2012 "Finale Preview," featuring Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, and Marcia Cross of Desperate Housewives Photograph
5/21/2012 Hugh Laurie of House, on the week of the series' finale Photo Illustration Photo: David Johnson/Fox; Illustration: Charles Tevis
5/28/2012 Anna Paquin and Christopher Meloni of True Blood Photograph Sheryl Nields
6/4/2012 "Burning [Season Finale] Questions Answered!" Photo Montage
6/11/2012 The return of Dallas (2 covers)
*Jordana Brewster, Josh Henderson, Linda Gray, and Larry Hagman
*Brenda Strong, Patrick Duffy, Julie Gonzalo, and Jesse Metcalfe
Photograph Mark Seliger/TNT
6/18/2012 Michael Ealy of Common Law, Patrick J. Adams of Suits, and Matthew Bomer of White Collar Photograph Gavin Bond
7/2/2012 Kyra Sedgwick of The Closer Photograph Perry Hagopian
7/16/2012 *"Sci-Fi Preview" (newsstand cover)
*Remembering Andy Griffith (subscriber cover)
*Sci-Fi: Photo Montage
*Griffith: Photograph
7/30/2012 2012 Olympic Games preview, featuring Team USA athletes LeBron James, Michael Phelps, Hope Solo, and Jordyn Wieber (separate covers) Photograph
8/13/2012 "TV's Highest Paid Stars" Photo Montage
8/27/2012 Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, and L. A. Reid of The X Factor Photograph Nino Munoz/Fox
9/3/2012 Michael J. Fox Photograph Wesley Mann/Contour by GettyImages
9/10/2012 Emmy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel (4 covers) Photograph
9/17/2012 "Fall Preview" (5 covers)
*Stephen Amell of Arrow
*Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project
*Lucy Liu and Johnny Lee Miller of Elementary
*Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton of Nashville
*Matthew Perry of Go On
Photograph Adam Olszewski
9/24/2012 *"Returning Favorites" issue (newsstand cover)
*Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jennifer Morrison, and Lana Parrilla of Once Upon a Time (subscriber cover)
Photo Montage
10/1/2012 "Fall Cable Preview," featuring Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter Photograph
10/8/2012 Emily VanCamp and Nick Wechsler of Revenge Photograph
10/15/2012 Taraji P. Henson, Jim Caviezel, and Michael Emerson of Person of Interest Photograph
10/22/2012 Claire Danes and Damian Lewis of Homeland Photograph Adam Olszewski
11/5/2012 Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion of Castle Illustration
11/12/2012 The cast of NCIS (multiple covers) Photograph
11/19/2012 "Hot List 2012," featuring Adam Levine of The Voice Photograph
12/3/2012 The cast of The Middle Photograph
12/10/2012 *Matt Smith of Doctor Who, the 2012 winner of TV Guide's "Fan Favorite Cover Contest"
*Remembering Larry Hagman (flipside cover)
Photograph *Smith: Adrian Rogers for BBC
*Hagman: Douglas Dubler (1982 archive photo)
12/24/2012 "Cheers & Jeers: TV's Best and Worst in 2012" Photo Montage

2013

Issue date Cover subject Cover type Artist
1/7/2013 "Winter Preview," featuring Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey Photograph Nick Briggs/Carnival Films
1/14/2013 John Noble, Anna Torv, and Joshua Jackson of Fringe, on the week of the series' finale Photograph
1/21/2013 Kevin Bacon of The Following Photograph
1/27/2013 Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy of Dallas Photograph
2/4/2013 (D) "Is There Too Much TV?"
2/11/2013 Andrew Lincoln of The Walking Dead Photograph
2/18/2013 (D) "Oscar Preview"
2/25/2013 Timothy Olyphant of Justified Photograph
3/4/2013 (D) "TV's Hottest Net(Flix)," with "Flix" crossing out "work" in red writing
3/11/2013 "Spring Preview," featuring Tracy Spiridakos and Billy Burke of Revolution Photograph
3/18/2013 Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn of Scandal Photograph
3/25/2013 The houses of Game of Thrones (Three covers)
*House Lannister (Peter Dinklage, Lena Headley and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)
*House Stark (Kit Harrington, Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley)
*House Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)
Photograph Gavin Bond
4/1/2013 (D) John Hamm and Jessica Paré of Mad Men Photograph
4/8/2013 *TV Guide's "60th Anniversary Issue," featuring Photomosaics using previous covers (6 covers)
**Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy (1/12/1957 cover)
**William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek (3/4/1967 cover)
**Mary Tyler Moore of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (2/26/1972 cover)
**Bill Cosby of The Cosby Show (3/22/1986 cover)
**Matthew Fox of Lost (1/30/2005 cover)
**Homer Simpson of The Simpsons
*The 50th anniversary of General Hospital, featuring Genie Francis and Anthony Geary as Luke and Laura (flipside cover; Photomosaic of 1981 photo)
Photomosaic Robert Silvers
4/15/2013 (D) Gabriel Byrne of Vikings Photograph
4/22/2013 "Fan Favorites" poll results, featuring Stephen Amell of Arrow (New Show); Jim Parsons (actor) of The Big Bang Theory (Comedy and ensemble cast); Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic of Castle (Best Couple); Kerry Washington of Scandal (drama); and Matt Smith of Doctor Who (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror) Photo montage
4/29/2013 (D) Usher, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Shakira of The Voice Photos from the show
5/6/2013 "Finale Preview," featuring Mark Harmon of NCIS Photograph
5/13/2013 (D) A salute to The Office Photo Montage
5/20/2013 The cast of The Big Bang Theory Photograph
5/27/2013 (D) "Sneak Peak: The New Fall Season" Photo montage
6/3/2013 "Summer Preview" Photo Montage
6/10/2013 "Sci-Fi Preview" Photo Montage
6/17/2013 Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon of Rizzoli and Isles Photograph Perry Hagopian
6/24/2013 (D) A preview of Under The Dome Photographs
7/1/2013 *Michael C. Hall of Dexter
*Remembering James Gandolfini (flipside cover)
Photograph
7/8/2013 (D) Remembering James Gandolfini
Top banner inset: Paula Deen
Photograph
7/15/2013 Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams of Suits Photograph
7/29/2013 Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad Photograph
8/12/2013 Jeffrey Donovan of Burn Notice Photograph
8/26/2013 "TV's Highest Paid Stars," featuring Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory Photograph
9/9/2013 Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar of The Crazy Ones Photograph
9/16/2013 "Fall Preview: All the scoop on 36 new shows!" Photo Montage
9/23/2013 "Returning Favorites" issue, featuring Michael J. Fox of The Michael J. Fox Show Photograph
9/30/2013 Damian Lewis of Homeland Photograph
10/7/2013 Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey of Grey's Anatomy Photograph
10/14/2013 Lucy Liu and Johnny Lee Miller of Elementary Photograph
10/21/2013 Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly of NCIS Photograph

Sources

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  • magazine website
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