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'Bates Motel' finale recap: Season 1 episode 10 'Midnight' - Norman goes psycho
56 minutes ago
It had to happen sooner or later: Norman Bates went full psycho in the "Bates Motel" Season 1 finale, "Midnight."
At least, we think he did. We didn't actually see the murder of Miss Watson (Keegan Connor Tracy), but we saw enough to draw our own conclusions: She brought Norman back to her house, went into her bedroom to change her clothes and Norman saw a vision of Norma scolding the teacher for being a very naughty woman. Norman slipped into one of his angry rages, and the next thing he knew he was running through the rainy streets trying to get home as soon as possible. With Norma arriving home from her almost equally eventful night out, the inseparable mother and son retire to their creepy cocoon of a house.
Now, the question is -- if Norman really did kill Miss Watson -- does he become a suspect? Or is »
'Motive' premiere: Are you intrigued by the whys and wherefores?
2 hours ago
ABC premiered a new police procedural Monday night (May 20) in "Motive," a series that purports to focus on the whys of a crime moreso than the whos, since the show will reveal to the audience at the top of every hour the identities of both the victim and the killer.
In the premiere episode, high school science teacher Mr. Martin (Joe McIntyre) is killed by his student, Tom (Tyler Johnston), seemingly as a "creeping" expedition gone wrong. Except that's not it at all -- Mr. Martin found out about Tom's private, dark thoughts and Tom couldn't bear the thought of no longer being invisible. When he broke into Mr. Martin's house to get his school bag back, he ended up bludgeoning Martin to death with a trophy.
Did it hook you? If not, we will ask that you tune back in Thursday, May 23, when the show moves to its regular »
'The Big C' series finale: 'Go get 2 forks' ... and some tissues, please
2 hours ago
"The Big C" brought Cathy Jamison's journey (not "battle") with cancer to a close Monday night (May 20) with the fourth hour of "Hereafter," the shortened Season 4 that wrapped everything up.
The course of "Hereafter" obviously did not run smooth for Cathy, but it was such a beautiful look at someone dealing with the last year of her life. In the final chapter, Cathy came home, since insurance would not pay for her to stay in hospice any longer, and she struggled with wanting to end things on her own terms.
We're glad the show didn't go that way. It's not that assisted suicide would have been an outrage, but it didn't feel right for Cathy and Sean. Plus, if she'd gone too early she wouldn't have had that day with her father and Adam's graduation.
Yes, both those things were giant tearjerkers, particularly Adam working his butt off to graduate »
'Rectify' finale recap: Season 1 episode 6 'Jacob's Ladder' is about more than Daniel's guilt or innocence
2 hours ago
"Rectify," the first original scripted series produced for Sundance Channel, came to an end tonight with a cliffhanger finale that saw former Death Row inmate Daniel (Aden Young) beat within an inch of his life by the brother of the woman Daniel was convicted of -- and then exonerated for -- killing.
If you were expecting a definitive answer to Daniel's guilt or innocence, you probably haven't been watching the show very closely. This slow-paced but deeply penetrating drama is more concerned with Daniel's state of mind after years on Death Row than conventional TV crime drama resolutions.
The finale wrapped up last week's cliffhanger -- Daniel strangling his stepbrother Ted (Clayne Crawford) -- right at the beginning with the reveal that Ted is still very much alive, and too embarrassed about what happened to tell anyone. And the rest of the episode managed to check in with just about »
'Arrested Development' Rewatch: Season 3, episode 8 - 'Making a Stand'
2 hours ago
Welcome to the "Arrested Development" Rewatch. Leading up to the release of Season 4, Zap2it will be taking a look back at the 53 episodes that made the show one of our most beloved TV comedies. We continue with episode 8 of Season 3, "Making a Stand," which first aired Dec. 19, 2005. Watch the first three seasons of "Arrested Development" on Netflix.
Michael, tired of working with Gob at the office decides to instead set Gob up with a banana stand of his own. Unfortunately, George Sr. gets involved and, thriving on unhealthy competition between his sons, urges Gob to set up his new banana stand 20 feet from the old one, inciting a banana stand war between Michael and George Michael, and Gob and Steve Holt. To get back at George Sr. for years of starting fights (and profiting off of them with a video series called "Boy Fights"), the brothers stage an elaborate hoax with J. »
'Rules of Engagement's' 100th episode and series finale sees Audrey and Jeff about to have two babies
2 hours ago
CBS comedy "Rules of Engagement" celebrated its 100th episode with its series finale, in which Adam and Jennifer got married and Brenda went into labor, bringing Audrey and Jeff's daughter into the world.
Adam and Jennifer were going to postpone the wedding in light of the birth, but in the end, they find a priest in the hospital and get married by Ed Begley Jr. Then Russell makes things up to Timmy by offering to marry him so he can stay in the country, so Ed Begley Jr. gets to do that one too.
And then in the end, Audrey's pregnant all on her own, so she and Jeff are going to have two babies!
What did you think of the series finale? A good way to cap off the show? »
'The Voice' live blog: The top 10 take the stage
2 hours ago
"The Voice" is ready to eliminate another two artists on Monday (May 20), as the Top 10 take the stage in Hollywood to fight for America's vote. With coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira unable to save any more of their artists, its up to the singers themselves to earn advancement. Who will make it through?
First up, it's Team Blake's Holly Tucker. Tonight's she's going back to her gospel roots with "How Great Thou Art." Her thoughts about how she knows not everyone will identify and agree with all of her beliefs, but still wants to present her whole self are very mature, I think. She sounds incredible on the song, but I feel like I'm in church while listening -- not a feeling I'm really looking for on a show hosted by Carson Daly. Her base audience will eat it up, though. The coaches eat it up, »
'Dancing with the Stars' live blog: The Season 16 finale performances
3 hours ago
It's the "Dancing with the Stars" Season 16 performance finale! And, for the first time on the show, there are four couples competing -- Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff, Aly Raisman & Mark Ballas, Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough, and Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy.
Any of the remaining celebrities could win the Mirror Ball this season. It all depends on these last few dances. Check out all of the performances and finale scores here.
The finale performances begin with the Judges' Pick Round.
It's probably good for these too to start all casual-like. It's also probably good to throw in Jacoby's splits at the beginning. Technically, this looks good, but I don't think Jacoby is as into his performance as usual. Anxiety from Len's technique criticism?
Len: "There was improvement. The footwork was a bit better."
Bruno: "Are you plugged into a nuclear reactor?" "You actually missed »
'The Goodwin Games' premiere: How many episodes do you think will air?
3 hours ago
It's hard to imagine how Beau Bridges, Scott Foley and Becki Newton got roped into "The Goodwin Games" -- their talents have clearly been on display in other projects, but not so much here. We blame the source material.
The Goodwin kids are competing for their father's $23 million inheritance by having to participate in the activities their father laid out for them before he died. It's a series of puzzles and games that will force them to become a family again, starting with moving back in together in their dad's old house.
And we assume wacky shenanigans will ensue. What did you think, readers? Are you down to play "The Goodwin Games"?
John Barrowman to host ABC's celebrity singing competition
3 hours ago
Captain Jack Harkness is ready to tackle the wildest of challenges -- wrangling celebrities in a reality show.
"Torchwood" star John Barrowman has been announced by ABC as the host of their new competition series "Sing Your Face Off," which will see five celebrity contestants take on the identity of an iconic music performer each week. He'll be joined by judges Darrell Hammond (former "SNL" cast member) and pop singer Debbie Gibson.
It's not just the hosting and judging talent that the network's lined up, either. Entertainment Weekly reports that the show's contestants are ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, comedian Jon Lovitz, Toronto Raptors player Landry Fields, teen Disney Channel actress-singer China Anne McClain and actress Lisa Rinna.
The six-episode series is produced by Endemol USA, based on a successful international format. ABC has yet to announce an air date, but the ramp up in casting seems to indicate a potential summer debut. »
'Arrested Development' Rewatch: Season 3, episode 7 - 'Prison Break-In'
3 hours ago
Welcome to the "Arrested Development" Rewatch. Leading up to the release of Season 4, Zap2it will be taking a look back at the 53 episodes that made the show one of our most beloved TV comedies. We continue with episode 7 of Season 3, "Prison Break-In," which first aired Dec. 12, 2005. Watch the first three seasons of "Arrested Development" on Netflix.
In "Prison Break-In," the Bluth Foundation plans its annual fundraising gala, this time in honor of graft-versus-host disorder. Not coincidentally, Tobias (David Cross) is suffering from the disease, thanks to his hair plants. Meanwhile, either Lucille (Jessica Walter) or Warden Gentiles (James Lipton) is working very hard to seduce the other. This is naturally all tied-up in yet another George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) escape attempt. Also, Buster (Tony Hale) has a turtle that eats pot and dies.
Bluth Company status:
Everyone is busy planning a gala at the prison. »
Does 'SNL' have a cast crisis coming?
3 hours ago
That makes four cast anchors who have left in the last two years, with Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg as the two who left last season. Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen are also rumored to be leaving, a rumor which was made stronger by Jay Pharoah's since-deleted tweet about it.
Is the "SNL" cast in crisis? Maybe.
The Chicago Tribune makes the case that the mass exodus may turn out to be like a forest fire -- "seemingly devastating" damage that actually has a "restorative effect" on the show, citing the departures in 1986 that opened the door for Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman and Kevin Nealon, or in 1995 that ushered in the Will Ferrell-Sheri Oteri-Darrell Hammond era. »
'The X Factor' adds Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio as judges for Season 3
3 hours ago
It's been rumored for a while now, but Fox has officially made the announcement -- "The X Factor" has added former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland and international pop star Paulina Rubio to the panel for the third season.
We kid, we kid -- except Cowell himself even makes a crack about that.
"It's taken more than a decade, but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!). Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different," says Cowell.
Rowland, who previously judged "The X Factor" in the U. »
Mia Maestro joins 'The Strain': FX nabs 'Twilight' co-star for Guillermo del Toro pilot
5 hours ago
Corey Stoll ("House of Cards") is already set to star as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and Maestro will play his colleague and lover Dr. Nora Martinez in the series about a mysterious viral outbreak that turns people into vampires. Kevin Durand (who played Martin Keamy on "Lost") is also in the cast as Vasily Fet, an exterminator turned eager vampire slayer.
Although only in the pilot stage right now, FX is expected to order 13 episodes of the series which is also executive produced by Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel"). Del Toro will direct the pilot and co-wrote the script with Hogan.
Ang Lee drops out of FX drama pilot 'Tyrant' due to demanding schedule
5 hours ago
FX's coup of landing two-time Oscar winning director Ang Lee to direct the network's drama pilot "Tyrant" has hit a major snag. Lee has informed executive producer Howard Gordon ("Homeland") that he's no longer able to participate in the project.
Deadline reports that Lee's enthusiasm for "Tyrant" simply couldn't combat the physical and mental exhaustion he feels after four and a half years of shepherding "Life of Pi" to the screen and through the Hollywood awards circuit. Lee is currently fulfilling his duties as a juror at the Cannes Film Festival but apparently isn't ready to take on another directing project just yet.
"Tyrant" had been scheduled to begin production this summer and has been expected to earn a series order from the network. But first, FX will need to find another director.
Gideon Raff wrote the pilot's script about an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. »
'666 Park Avenue' returning to ABC this summer with 'Zero Hour'
6 hours ago
"666 Park Avenue" is still canceled, but it's not done airing just yet. ABC is pairing the supernatural soap starring Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams with another failed drama, "Zero Hour," on Saturdays this summer for a two-hour block of burn-off theater.
The "Zero Hour" return was previously announced and begins June 15 with a two-hour premiere. "666" returns the following week, on June 22, when "Zero" airs in its regular 8 p.m. Et timeslot leading into the remaining episodes of "666" at 9 p.m. Et.
But fans shouldn't get their hopes up about seeing the shows back on ABC's schedule. There's no chance ABC will revive either of these series and the Saturday night timeslots all but guarantee abysmal ratings. At least devoted viewers will have the opportunity to see the complete runs of each show. »
'Mike & Molly' Season 3 finale pulled from CBS after Oklahoma tornadoes
6 hours ago
CBS is postponing the season finale of its comedy "Mike & Molly" in the aftermath of devastating tornadoes that hit Oklahoma and other parts of the central United States in the past couple of days.
The show's third-season finale deals in part with a tornado bearing down on Chicago, which leads Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) to make a couple of big confessions to each other. The network says in a statement that "due to the tragic events in Oklahoma" this afternoon, it's pre-empting the episode.
A repeat will air in its place at 9:30 p.m. Et, and the finale will be rescheduled for "an appropriate date."
A huge tornado struck near Oklahoma City early Monday afternoon, leveling buildings and creating a wide swath of damage. The twister follows several others touching down Oklahoma and Kansas over the weekend. »
'The Voice's' Carson Daly: 'There is just snarky television'
7 hours ago
Zap2it: Are you enjoying "The Voice"?
Carson Daly: It's been a dream come true professionally, and personally, for my family. We were not sure about the fate of my late-night show, I just had a son and it came at a good time, workwise. People thought we were crazy to put another singing competition on.
Zap2it: Speaking of which, the market is so crowded with singing competitions. Why do you think this has taken off when others haven't?
Carson Daly: We loved it, too, and we have to give credit to John de Mol and the guys who did it in Holland. That is where it was on and we fell in love with it, too. We just liked the pureness of it, hearkening back. There is just snarky television. Does it even pay off to do anything for the right reasons? Is there a place for pure? »
Fbn's Charlie Gasparino and the business of good food
8 hours ago
But when he's not on such shows as Fbn's "Countdown to the Closing Bell" or Fnc's "Cashin' In," the Bronx native can often be found in his kitchen, whipping up recipes that reflect his Neapolitan Italian heritage.
"I cook a lot," he says. "I used to work in a restaurant when I was young. My dad was a bartender at this Italian restaurant in town, and he got me a job washing dishes. I must have been in the 11th grade. And I've been cooking ever since.
"When you wash dishes, you do all the prep work for the chef. That's why a lot of these dishwashers become chefs."
Gasparino says he makes a great lasagna - which is what »
'Motive's Kristin Lehman on NKotB Joey McIntyre's untimely TV demise: 'Please don't go girl!'
8 hours ago
You've got to love it when people are willing to mix it up a little. Let's face it; the traditional cop show has felt tired for years. Most are so formulaic that the crimes almost solve themselves.
But with "Motive," a new series premiering Monday, May 20, on ABC, the formula has been set on its ear. Creator and executive producer Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist," "Dexter"), likes to say that most cop shows tend to be whodunits, while "Motive," as the name suggests, tends to be more of a whydunit. And with Kristin Lehman ("The Killing") starring as Detective Angie Flynn, it's a mustwatchit.
"I always wanted to create a series where you reveal the killer in the tease -- hearkening back to 'Columbo,' which is considered the granddaddy of all detectives, and basically the whole first act was showing the kill," Cerone says. "I've always been fascinated with that model. »
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