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Throughout the evening of Madonna's ultra-vip charity event at Miami's Art Basel on Dec. 2, guests were urged by the hostess to take advantage of the ever-flowing Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque at their tables to help them dig deeper into their pockets to contribute to the cause.
Madonna's celeb friends like Ariana Grande, Sean Penn, Chris Rock, Alex Rodriguez, Dave Chappelle, Karolina Kurkova, and David Blaine participated in the auction where over $7.5 million funds were raised. James Corden served as Master of Ceremonies and kicked off the night saying, "let's toast with Perrier-Jouët for Raising Malawi," at Madonna's star-studded charity bash with cuvées provided by the iconic champagne house.
The day before on the opposite coast, [link »
Hallmark's Christmas celebrations kicked off on Oct. 29 this year, and there's still plenty of magic to come. last month, the network released the schedule for its famous original holiday films. Now that the movies are finally airing, it's time to take a look! Saturday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. - A Wish for Christmas (Lacey Chabert) Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. - The Mistletoe Promise (Jaime King) Sunday, Nov. 6 - Love Always, Santa (Marguerite Moreau)* Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m. - Every Christmas Has a Story (Lori Loughlin) Sunday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m. - Christmas Cookies (Jill Wagner) Sunday, Nov. 13 - Finding Father Christmas (Wendy Mallick)* Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m. - My Christmas Dream (Danica McKellar) Sunday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m. - A December Bride (Jessica Lowndes) Sunday, Nov. 20 - Operation Christmas* Wednesday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m. - Christmas in Homestead (Michael Rady) Thursday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m. - Christmas List (Alicia Witt) Sunday, Nov. 27 - I'll Be »
- Maggie Pehanick
GLAAD’s “Where We Are on TV” report this year forecasts an all-time high in the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer (Lgbtq) characters on TV, though the broadcast networks’ treatment of queer females has been “especially disappointing” and “sends a dangerous message.”
Broadcast TV’s representation of Lgbtq characters this year stands at 4.8 percent (or 43 out of 895 series regular roles), up 0.8 from 2015 to mark the measure’s highest percentage ever. (Broadcast TV also will have 28 recurring Lgbtq characters.) ABC ranks highest with 7.3 percent, followed by Fox (6.4), The CW (4.3), NBC (3.9) and CBS (2.2).
Cable TV went from 84 to 92 series regular Lgbtq characters, »
CBS is going to the distance with three of its rookie series, ordering full seasons of Bull, Kevin Can Wait and MacGyver. The “back nine” pickups mean all three series’ will produce 22 episodes in their inaugural runs.
Bull — starring Michael Weatherly as a pre-Oprah’d Dr. Phil — has thus far proven to be a worthy Tuesday companion to Weatherly’s alma mater NCIS. In its first three outings, the show — which is fall’s most-watched new series — is averaging 14.6 million live viewers and a 2.1 demo rating, improving on NCIS: New Orleans’ Season 2 average in the time slot (13 mil/1.8).
Fox’s The Exorcist turned fewer heads in Week 2, down 27 percent in audience to 2.1 million total viewers, while dropping 30 percent in the demo to a 0.7.
RelatedThe Exorcist Poll: Is It Devilishly Good or Hellishly Bad?
Opening Fox’s night, Hell’s Kitchen (3.2 mil/1.0) ticked down from its premiere.
Over on CBS, even a pistol-packing Amy Acker couldn’t save MacGyver (9.1 mil/1.4) from slipping 16 and 18 percent from its premiere; still, Mac led the night in the demo and remains up from Amazing Race‘s year-ago numbers (6 mil/1.2). Hawaii Five-0 (9.6 mil/1.3) dipped a tenth while Blue Bloods (10.4 mil/1.3) held steady and reclaimed »
TVLine has learned that Gupton will be introduced in this season’s eighth episode as Special Agent Stephen Walker, a seasoned profiler from the Behavioral Analysis Program (the counterintelligence division of the FBI) who will bring his spy-hunting skills to the Bau.
Angus MacGyver is one smart secret agent, but even he can’t understand how Jack let the girl of his dreams slip away. In this week’s episode, MacGyver (Lucas Till) and the team attempt to rescue Sarah (Amy Acker), Jack’s (George Eads) former CIA partner and ex-girlfriend who went missing in Venezuela after she obtained evidence to take down an international arms dealer. In an exclusive clip of the episode obtained by TheWrap, Sarah takes them to the apartment where she has been hiding out. Before Jack and Mac head in, however, Mac grills Jack about why he can’t take his eyes. »
- Joe Otterson
When it comes to Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, the jokes pretty much write themselves.
Stephen Colbert on Thursday took a deep dive into the presidential hopeful’s most recent campaign flubs, which have included his inability to identify Aleppo, the epicenter of the Syrian refugee crisis, or name a single international leader he admires who is currently living.
“Libertarians have long been waiting for a smart, respectable candidate to represent their values — and the wait continues,” Colbert concluded.
Referring to New Mexico’s former governor as an “aging clown without makeup, »
RelatedRatings: MacGyver Opens With a Bang, 11-Year Audience High for CBS
In “Metal Saw,” airing Friday at 8/7c, MacGyver and the team set out to assist Sarah Adler (played by Acker), Jack’s former CIA partner/ex-girlfriend who went missing in Venezuela after she obtained evidence to take down an international arms dealer.
“She does get kidnapped, but she definitely does not need to be rescued,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov previously told TVLine. After all, »
Despite suffering some backlash in the wake of multiple off-season cast changes, CBS’ Code Black returned on Wednesday to 6.4 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating (per finals), on par with its February finale.
Versus its freshman launch, though, it was down 27 and 20 percent. TVLine readers gave the “2.0” premiere an average grade of “B.”
RelatedCode Black Premiere: Will You Check Back Into the Revamped Hospital?
Opening the Eye’s night, Survivor (9.2 mil/2.1) slipped 14 and 9 percent from its premiere. Criminal Minds (8.9 mil/1.9) kicked off Season 12 down 12 percent and a tenth from its year-ago opener (and likely hit all-time premiere lows »
If you’re a patient viewer revisiting CBS’ medical drama Code Black, you probably noticed some new faces — and a few Mia ones — during Wednesday night’s Season 2 premiere. The biggest one, Rob Lowe’s Colonel Ethan Willis, makes his showy debut at the top of the hour as he and fellow doc Mike helicopter to a shark attack in Malibu, where they turn a victim into a human Twinkie. I’ll explain in a bit.
RelatedFall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites, Including Code Black
From the get-go, Ethan sets himself apart as a maverick: He »
MacGyver is back, still packing his trusty Swiss Army knife and so many paper clips. Will the CBS reboot be able to hack it in 2016?
The freshman drama makes clear quite early on that Lucas Till’s Angus “Mac” MacGyver, as an operative for the Division of External Services, is a bit more physical than Richard Dean Anderson’s original mulleted problem-solver, able to handle himself decently in close0quarters combat, nor thinking twice before holding into an airborne jet’s landing gear for dear life. At »
When we first laid eyes on Don’t-Call-Me-Angus MacGyver, he was sporting a ridiculous pom-pom hat while scaling a cliff to track down a stolen missile, which he proceeded to defuse using, yes, a paper clip.
Jump ahead almost exactly 31 years, and paper clips prove as handy as ever, as demonstrated multiple times in CBS’ higher-octane reboot (premiering Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c).
VideosMacGyver First Look: Keep Calm (and Always Have a Paperclip Handy)
Guys, don’t worry: As these exclusive promos prove, MacGyver has totally got this.
Even if “this” is a soon-to-fray rope that’s the only thing keeping a rickety chair from plummeting off a skyscraper. Or a seemingly inescapable scene that would make even Harry Houdini sit back and say, “Nah, I’m good.”
The videos at the top and bottom of this post find the CBS reboot’s star, Lucas Till, grinning and winking his way through two very stressful situations. In each, viewers are assured, he’s in total control — despite appearances. »
What the heil is happening on Supernatural? What old feud is Lucifer digging up? How is Arrow channeling Game of Thrones? “Lost” Person of Interest dialogue found? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Please, please, please, anything you can tell me about my fave show, Supernatural? —Lisa
Oh, this is a bit more than “anything.” “We’ve got something really cool coming up in Episode 5, where it will be the triumphant or not so triumphant return of the Thule, who have decided »
While promoting his new “I Don’t Know” concert tour on the NBC morning program, Buffet — who recurs on H50 as helicopter pilot Frank Bama — repeatedly referred to the CBS drama’s upcoming Season 7 as “the last season,” and thus fretted over his character’s fate.
Five-0 showrunner Peter M. Lenkov took to Twitter to assure the entertainer that “Bama is alive and well… For many many More seasons, »
More casting news is incoming in the world of TV. Pretty Little Liars will see the return of a familiar face for the last half of season 7. Quantico will similarly see a face from the past (although obviously a much more recent one). Jon Huertas is joining the buzzed-about freshman NBC drama This is Us. Amy Acker might have found a new home on CBS following the end of Person of Interest. A new actress will be playing an (old) important role on The Originals.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the Person of Interest alum will guest-star in the freshman drama’s second episode as a CIA operative who was working undercover in Caracas, gathering intel on an international arms dealer, when his organization kidnapped her.
MacGyver (played by Lucas Till) and former CIA agent Jack Dalton (CSI‘s George Eads) are tasked with bringing Acker’s agent home, all as Jack grapples with long-unresolved feelings for his onetime colleague.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
It used to be we worried about the threat of artificial intelligence in movies like Colossus: The Forbin Project or “The Ultimate Computer” episode of Star Trek. Today, though, artificial intelligence is here thanks to Siri and Cortanna and their cousins. We talk to our phones and they answer back and these bots are growing increasingly sophisticated. As a result, what seemed ahead of its time a mere give years ago is looking increasingly prescient.
CBS’ Person of Interest arrived on September 22, 2011 and came with a fine pedigree having been created by Jonathan Nolan with J.J. Abrams on board as Executive Producer. It starred Michael Emerson, hot off Lost, Jim Caviezel, a pre-Empire Taraji P. Henson, and Kevin Chapman. It received near universal acclaim »
- Robert Greenberger
Belated thoughts on last week's Person of Interest series finale (which aired during my vacation) coming up just as soon as I've learned the secret of life and then forgotten it... "I've been trying to save the world for so long, saving one life at a time seemed anti-climactic. But then I realized, sometimes one life is the right life. It's enough." -Reese "Return 0" had everything I had hoped for from the series' penultimate episode but didn't quite get: stakes, grandeur, and a real sense of finality. Obviously, the last episode of a show has some advantages in those areas, particularly that last one, but where ".Exe" seemed to be racing to wrap up as much material about Samaritan (particularly with Harold's use of a previously undiscussed super virus to solve most of Team Machine's problems) as possible before CBS realized the show was still in production and tried to shut things down early, »
- Alan Sepinwall
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