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'The Tomorrow People': Murder, limbo and Darth Vader in 'Death's Door'
3 hours ago
"The Tomorrow People" fall finale, "Death's Door," proved:
1. Stephen's father, Roger, is in limbo -- a place that can only be accessed by near-death experiences.
2. Jedikiah Price isn't entirely evil.
3. The Founder is really Darth Vader.
Other things happened in the episode, of course, but these are the most important. For more on this and the rest of the show, keep reading.
The Founder = Darth Vader
The Founder has a distinctly Sith Lord quality about him at all times. A man with super-powers, he allies himself with evil and even becomes its master. Sounds just like Darth Vader, right?
"Death's Door," however, made it really clear that the Founder should be dressed in black with a mask. The evidence of this is impressive:Early on in the episode, the Founder demands that John reveal the location of "your rebel friends." This may be a direct borrowing from the original "Star Wars. »
'Duck Dynasty' Christmas special recap: A nativity play and wild hog guts
4 hours ago
It's a "ho ho ho happy happy happy" holiday celebration on the "Duck Dynasty" Christmas special! As usual, it's a down home party, with lots of food, family and some really good lines.
Korie has taken on the task of producing the church's nativity play; she does have a whole bunch of bearded men at her disposal. It's a Robertson family affair! Willie is Joseph, Jep is the innkeeper, and Si, Jase and Godwin are the Three Wise Men. Si says he wants to be the one who brings the "Franken-Scent." "It's a prefix," he explains. "Franken-Berries. Franken-Stein. Franken-Beans." Jep has a problem with stage fright and his one line (see below for the variants,) and Jase wants to make "wise" edits to the script ("a 'casket' of gold is morbid! A wise man would bring... a satchel.")
Meanwhile, Phil agrees to take Jessica, Jep's wife, and Miss Kay out hunting for a wild hog, »
'The Sing-Off' Season 4: Meet '90s-obsessed guy group The Filharmonic
5 hours ago
Two years after the last season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" aired -- and following the success of the movie "Pitch Perfect" and Internet phenomenon Pentatonix, who won Season 3 -- a cappella singing is en vogue again. Zap2it spoke with each of the groups competing in Season 4. Up next: The Filharmonic, a group of talented male Filipino singers.
The Filharmonic, a group of all-male Filipino singers who formed just to compete on NBC's "The Sing-Off," are going old school. The twentysomethings were just kids in the '90s, but their favorite type of music to sing is from the final decade of the 20th Century.
The La-based group formed after Avi from Pentatonix suggested that Jules, his buddy from school, »
'Nashville' fall finale: Did both [Spoiler] and [Spoiler] die in 'Tomorrow Never Comes?'
5 hours ago
Wow. "Nashville" wasn't lying when it teased that someone would die in Wednesday (Dec. 11) night's episode, "Tomorrow Never Comes."
Did you guess they would kill both Crazy Peggy and Will? We were only prepared for one death, but now two lives hang in the balance. And while Crazy Peggy getting shot was super soap opera-y, Will's apparent suicide is like a punch to the gut. Here was a bright, young, talented man with his entire future as a country superstar ahead of him, and he walked in front of a train because he was in so much pain from being closeted. He couldn't deal with being gay in the country music business, even after he finally gave in to his feelings and slept with Brent. He should have been happy at connecting with the guy he'd been longing for, but instead he took his own life.
Did Will actually go through with it? »
'American Horror Story: Coven': Deaths litter the fall finale 'The Head'
5 hours ago
When "American Horror Story: Coven" decides to kill off some characters, it does not mess around. Don't keep reading if you haven't watched Wednesday's (Dec. 11) episode, titled "The Head."
In a highly intriguing twist, it turns out Hank isn't just some random witch-hunter. He comes from a long line of them, most of whom have worked for Delphi Trust, a corporation that specializes in riding the earth of the pestilence of witches.
But Hank has never had much stomach for it. Sure, he's done his fair share of killing, but it seems like he mostly does that to make his father love him -- except daddy only has eyes for David (played by Mike Colter of "The Good Wife") and nothing Hank can do will seemingly please him.
Least of all falling in love with Cordelia, which Hank has done. He's conflicted, of course, but he seems to »
Kelly Clarkson's Christmas special: 'Silent Night' with Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire
5 hours ago
The "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale" was an ... interesting holiday special on NBC Wednesday (Dec. 11). We weren't really on board with the adorable-moppet-as-narrator schtick and the on-going sketches were hit and miss, but how can you go wrong with Clarkson singing classic holiday tunes?
Clarkson treated viewers to such gems as "Run, Run, Rudolph," "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music," "Please Come Home for Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Underneath the Tree," her new holiday song from "Wrapped in Red," Clarkson's Christmas album that just came out.
The highlight of the evening was most definitely the "Silent Night" as a trio with Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire. It was beautiful, absolute chills during the a capella section at the end. Video above in case you missed it.
What did you think of Clarkson's Christmas special? »
'My Favorite Things': Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood and Audra McDonald, who do you prefer?
5 hours ago
As part of her "Cautionary Christmas Music Tale," Kelly Clarkson performed "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music" -- just a week after her "American Idol" compatriot Carrie Underwood performed it during "The Sound of Music Live!" So, which one do you like better?
The videos are below. We have to say, we love Kelly's arrangement. It's a terrific jazzy, big band version. However, say what you will about Carrie's acting, but she and Audra McDonald were great on the vocals for the piece -- even if we do like the song better when sung with the children like it is in the movie (the Mother Abbess scene is from the stage musical).
If you liked Clarkson, be sure to check out her new album, "Wrapped in Red." It has "Favorite Things" and a plethora of other great holiday classics. And look for "Sound of Music Live" to rerun this Saturday, »
'X Factor' Top 4: Are Restless Road and Jeff Gutt finals-bound?
6 hours ago
Did you think that once we were down to four acts, the show would only be an hour long? Think again, "X Factor" fans.
1. Carlito Olivero, "Boyfriend" and "I Need to Know"
Well, he knows his target audience, even bringing a girl on stage to sit in a chair while he sings and wiggles his pelvis at her. It's ... pretty cheesy, but I suspect the voters will really dig it. Is it going to be Carlito vs. Restless Road for the title? Hmm.
Vocally, this is solid, I'll give him that. "Boyfriend" is not the most demanding song by any stretch of the imagination, but he's hitting all the notes, which is more than he has done in some weeks.
However, "I Need to Know" is a step in the right direction. It's still not an overly challenging song, but it's better than boyfriend and he sounds terrific. Carlito was pretty solid this week. »
'Arrow' fall finale recap: Slade Wilson, Shado and Tommy are 'Three Ghosts'
6 hours ago
"Arrow" ended its fall episodes with "Three Ghosts," a rather incredible finale in which we learned the fates of Slade Wilson and Shado, saw Barry Allen become the Flash, watched a few deaths and even got a return visit from Tommy. This recap explains it all.
With Oliver flat-lining on the table, only Barry can save our "Arrow" hero from certain destruction. And he does -- with rat poison. Hands up if you knew that was possible ... Anyone?
That's why Barry is going to be a superhero. He's knows this crazy stuff.
Anyway, with Barry's help, Oliver survives his coagulating-blood issue with no more side effects than a hallucination of Shado and some serious irritation that Barry knows the secret. It turns out that nearly dying makes Oliver Queen a wee bit testy with his associates. Poor Felicity even has to take the brunt of the verbal beating. »
'Survivor: Blood vs. Water': Will Monica go against Tyson and Gervase?
7 hours ago
When we last left "Survivor: Blood vs. Water," Hayden made a desperate appeal for Ciera to swing her allegiance and she went for it, forcing herself, Tyson and Katie to draw rocks, sending Katie to Redemption Island. What will Monica do now?
Tyson is irritated that Gervase let it loose that Hayden was going home because Hayden had nothing to lose and his craziness worked. But Tyson loves the game, so he's appreciative of the game play and the Tribal Council shenanigans. Tyson's great. It's not that I don't want him to win, it's just not fun to watch one person rule the roost all the way along.
However, Tyson finally has to reveal that he has the hidden Idol because Monica won't shut up about Hayden or Ciera finding it. It doesn't sit well with her that Tyson didn't tell them before now. Will she consider changing sides? »
'The Walking Dead' Season 4: Did Carol really kill Karen and David?
8 hours ago
There have been a lot of decisions and assumptions made on "The Walking Dead" Season 4 based on the reveal that Carol killed Karen and David. When Rick asked her point blank if she was the one behind the two prison murders, she confirmed it, and that led to Rick sending her away. But what if Carol wasn't the murderer after all?
There's a theory floating around that we've really gotten on board with that speculates Melissa McBride's character wasn't the one who killed the two infected prison members, but rather that it was the little girl she took on as her charge, Lizzie. This theory was seemingly reinforced by a conversation showrunner Scott Gimple had with Vulture about the moment in the midseason finale where Lizzie shoots Tara's girlfriend, Alisha, in the head.
"It seemed very natural that [Carol] would settle into the role that she did this season as »
'Pretty Little Liars' Season 4B key art first look: 'New truth. New enemy. New year.'
9 hours ago
Zap2it has a fun exclusive for you, "Pretty Little Liars" fans. Check out this first-look at the Season 4 key art poster, which deliciously features the four liars in stunning dark red dresses, each conspicuously showing just one eye.
Remind you of a certain someone watching the Liars in the "A" lair in Ravenswood?
The tagline on the poster reads, "New truth. New enemy. New year," which we have to assume is referring to one Mr. Ezra Fitz. While we still aren't convinced he's "A," we're highly intrigued to see just how he fits into the whole Alison puzzle.
Check out the big version of the poster here and some close-ups below and get excited for the Season 4B premiere, coming your way Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on ABC Family.
'The Sing-Off' Season 4: Backup singers Ten hit the spotlight
10 hours ago
Two years after the last season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" aired -- and following the success of the movie "Pitch Perfect" and Internet phenomenon Pentatonix, who won Season 3 -- a cappella singing is en vogue again. Zap2it spoke with each of the groups competing in Season 4. Up next: Ten, a group of background singers who are trying to steal the spotlight for themselves.
The group Ten formed two months before arriving in Los Angeles to compete on "The Sing-Off." All its members are professional musicians -- many of them backup singers who know each other through work channels -- but they hadn't performed together until right before the competition began.
"Individually everybody has done background work, so I talked to everybody and we put this together for the show," says group leader Peaches. "We'd never done a cappella before."
Jokes one of the members, "Does singing in the shower count? »
FX picks up 'Tyrant' to series; 'Homeland' producers' drama set for summer 2014
10 hours ago
FX has given a series order to "Tyrant," an ambitious, Middle East-set drama from "Homeland" executive producers Gideon Raff and Howard Gordon and "Six Feet Under" and "Dirty Sexy Money" veteran Craig Wright.
The show follows the son (Adam Rayner) of a fictional Middle Eastern country's dictator, who has distanced himself from his family and built a life in the United States. His circumstances change, however, when he brings his wife and children back to his home country for a wedding and he's drawn into the small- and large-scale politics of his family.
"With 'Tyrant,' Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff and Craig Wright have produced a beautiful television pilot that will be a groundbreaking television series," FX CEO John Landgraf says. "'Tyrant' introduces characters and a world that have never been explored in a dramatic television series format."
Raff write the pilot and will executive produce with Gordon and Wright. »
'Arrow': Robert Knepper cast as bad guy 'Clock King'
10 hours ago
The TV version of the Clock King got his nickname thanks to his precise timing of crimes (as reported by TVLine). He keeps track of everything all the way down to the second.
Will the Clock King be worse than the other creepy characters that have shown up on "Arrow" in Season 2? That remains to be seen. Knepper's character will, however, show up in episode 14 -- the same episode that sees the return of Alex Kingston as Dinah Lance.
Although best-known for the role of T-Bag in "Prison Break," Knepper has had a wide variety of roles on television. He was a star of The CW's "Cult" and recently had a memorable guest-starring role on "The Blacklist. »
'Doctor Who': Peter Jackson wants to direct an episode about rugby?
11 hours ago
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" director Peter Jackson is not giving up on his dream to direct an episode of "Doctor Who." It was revealed in August that Jackson asked to direct an episode, for which he would receive a Dalek as payment.
Now that Jackson is out promoting the new "Hobbit" movie, he's talking about the possibility again. "I would be very happy to," he tells Digital Spy. In fact, it sounds like Jackson may have even pitched an idea. "I did suggest that they did a New Zealand story -- something to do with the [rugby union] All Blacks versus the Daleks," he says. "There's a good story in there, although obviously the All Blacks would have to win!"
While that seems like more of a joke than anything else -- the Daleks don't seem like the rugby type -- Jackson's love for the show is obvious. Showrunner Steven Moffat »
'Downton Abbey': Julian Fellowes on how his boarding school escape led to Grantham
11 hours ago
The Countess of Grantham would not have been amused.
After a screening of the first episode of Season 4, premiering on PBS Sunday Jan. 5, they joined Rob James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, and Lesley Nicol, who play servants Thomas, Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Patmore. Allen Leech who plays Tom Branson, a driver who married into the family, and never feels quite right in either world, evidenced much more in Season 4, sat with them.
'Haven' Season 4 finale spoilers: 5 things to know about 'Lighthouse'
12 hours ago
The "Haven" Season 4, "Lighthouse," brings death, a cliffhanger and a whole bunch of game-changers to Maine. Can Audrey and the guys defeat William? Will a crying baby kill the whole town? Does Audrey remember her past?
The answers will come on Friday (Dec. 13), but here are a few "Haven" spoilers to hold you until then.
1. Be prepared to see the original Audrey via memories. If you need a clue to how old the Troubles might be, check out the costumes worn by Emily Rose and Colin Ferguson back in the day. (Hint: They're old.)
2. According to Duke, getting his Trouble back from Audrey is "Just like riding a bike for us Crockers." But this statement is only true if that bike is rushing down a mountain, brakes gone, while bloodthirsty dragons swoop down from above, intent on destruction.
3. The goo boys -- Sinister and Heavy -- are back in town. »
'Agents of Shield' episode 11 promo: Coulson's Tahiti is not a magical place
12 hours ago
"Marvel's Agents of Shield" is off the air until Jan. 7, but when it does return, it will come back in a big way. A promo for the upcoming episode was released after "The Bridge's" big cliffhanger, and it seems like life is going to be getting a lot harder before it gets better for these characters.
The promo's cheesy voiceover says that Skye, Ward, FitzSimmons and May are going to have a hard time staying united while Coulson is gone. Hopefully, at this point in their journey, that isn't actually the case. Sure, they might be divided over the best way to save Coulson, but if in episode 11 there are still supposed to be egos pulling this group apart, "Shield" has bigger problems on its hands.
What could be a major cause of conflict is the return of Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows). She left a pretty sour taste in our mouths after "The Hub, »
'Arrow': Why you have to watch the fall finale, plus fun with Emily Bett Rickards
12 hours ago
The "Arrow" midseason finale, "Three Ghosts," may be the last episode of 2013, but it's a big one. Not only does the episode set up the rest of Season 2, but it also provides the basis for a planned "The Flash" spinoff.
Also, the story is kind of incredible.
Find out why this works -- and then enjoy some fun with an Emily Bett Rickards video.
Why 'Arrow' does midseason right
Midseason finales are an increasingly big deal for serialized shows. Networks tend to pull even their best-performing programs off the air for a month or more in the winter, so the last episode before that has to be big enough to keep viewers interested through weeks of holiday blahs.
"Arrow" may have mastered the art in "Three Ghosts." Some of the reasons for this mastery are:
Movement -- but no final resolution -- occurs in the relationship between Oliver »
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