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Syfy's Magicians Renewed for Season 2
Barely four episodes into its freshman run, The Magicians has been renewed for Season 2, Syfy announced on Monday.
Based on the bestselling novels from Lev Grossman, the drama centers on Quentin, a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. There, he and his friends discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real when they unwittingly invite a malevolent entity from the other side into their world. »
Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ With Turtle-Chomping Alligator Debuts On TBS – Review
Yes, it really looked like that alligator was chomping on that flipper-flapping turtle standing in for Jeb Bush, as Samantha Bee tore through her first show. She announced at the outset of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee how tough it had been, being on the sidelines all these months during the run-up to the Presidential primaries or, as she put it, “the most deranged political sh!tshow” of all time. Of course, the former Daily Show With Jon Stewart correspondent has had… »
‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Hurricane Olivia Makes Landfall
There’s a point in almost every season of “The Bachelor” — before we get down to the last few episodes when it becomes “romantic,” but after the first few installments when we’re done laughing at the fact that someone’s occupation is “Chicken Enthusiast” — when the remaining contestants become weirdly melancholy. Maybe it’s because they’ve been trapped inside for too long. Maybe they reconcile themselves with the fact that they probably aren’t going to win. Maybe they suddenly realize they’re trying to marry a complete stranger on a nationally televised dating show. Whatever the reason, this week, the ladies get uncomfortable, boring and sad. But it also turns out that stir-craziness and self-awareness happen to be the perfect recipe for desperation and drama. Who knew?
This episode picks up where last week’s left off with the lingering question: Will Ben revoke Olivia’s rose? »
- Seth Kelley
Samantha Bee Trashes White House Race In ‘Full Frontal’ Debut
Last month, appearing at TCA, The Daily Show’s longest-running correspondent Samantha Bee explained her highly anticipated new TBS late-night show will "take stories we don't think receive enough attention and stab them with the hot poker of comedy." Based on tonight’s Full Frontal launch, she appears to have meant stories no longer receiving enough attention on late night TV programs – politics. Her show was almost entirely devoted to catching up on the presidential… »
Five Utterly Unforgettable Breaking Bad Moments
From the very first frame of Walter White in his underwear, to the final shot of the camera panning overhead as he lay dying, Breaking Bad was one of the most brilliantly crafted and expertly executed television shows of all time. The lines between who was good and who was bad were always getting blurred, and it was the kind of show that always threw a curveball every couple of episodes to keep the audience eager and on their feet. While it could be said the whole show was one, giant, unforgettable moment, we thought it might be fun to
Five Utterly Unforgettable Breaking Bad Moments »
- Remy Carreiro
TV Review: ‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’
Under Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show” had an enviable track record in developing talent, with many of the baby birds flying off to bigger solo ventures. Enter Samantha Bee, a bright light as a correspondent, who makes a relatively easy leap into the unfortunately named “Full Frontal,” a weekly half-hour on TBS. Although somewhat misleadingly billed as breaking up the late-night boys club (she actually airs in primetime, before “Conan”), Bee delivered a promising and pointed debut, demonstrating that when it comes to political satire, she can sting with the best of them.
Introduced with a multi-network launch on the Turner properties, “Full Frontal” doesn’t exactly try to reinvent the wheel. Indeed, about the only difference between her one-woman-with-clips shtick and that of John Oliver’s HBO program is that he sits, while she stands.
Still, a show like this is defined by its zingers, and as Bee noted near the outset, »
- Brian Lowry
Citing Health Condition, Lena Dunham To Sit Out ‘Girls’ Season 5 Press
The fifth season of HBO’s Girls is fast approaching but as the network ramps up the press effort for the show’s return, its star has been forced to bow out. Lena Dunham confirmed this afternoon on her Facebook page that due to suffering from endometriosis, she’ll be taking some doctor-mandated rest in the coming weeks. Saying “I’m lucky enough to have support and backup from Jenni, Judd and the whole Girls gang,” she used the opportunity to draw attention to the fact that… »
Daniel Bryan Retires: WWE Superstar Addresses Brain Injuries Live on Raw
Speaking in his home state of Washington, Bryan addressed the stadium of screaming fans, as well as the millions of WWE fanatics watching from home. His mantra of choice? “I am grateful.”
Read excerpts of his speech below:
“The truth is, I’ve been wrestling since I was 18 years old, and within the first »
Castle Season 8 Episode 9 Review: Tone Death has A Few Wrong Notes
Castle Season 8 Episode 9, “Tone Death” is the first episode after finally ending the forced separation between the once detective but now Captain Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) and the famous mystery writer turned unfamous P.I. Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion). Many viewers have held out hope that this would be the turning point of ABC’s Castle becoming more like the show they’d been watching for seven seasons. In particular many have missed the sense of Caskett, the way that Castle and Beckett worked and played together as partners before Castle season 8. Did the new show runners Alexi Hawley and
Castle Season 8 Episode 9 Review: Tone Death has A Few Wrong Notes »
- Joy D'Angelo
Five Truly Unforgettable SNL Music Performances
The cool thing about using the word unforgettable for a list is, that can put things into two categories. Both good and bad. You never forget something amazing, and you often never forget something embarrassing or shameful. It is with that thinking in mind that we decided to comb through SNL’s various musical history to find five performances that could be filed under unforgettable. A few are epic and a few are embarrassing, and that is half the fun. Here are five truly unforgettable SNL music performances.
Five Truly Unforgettable SNL Music Performances »
- Remy Carreiro
Castle Recap: #SvetlanaStone 4Ever
This week on ABC’s Castle, Rick and Kate craftily kept their recoupling under wraps as they investigated the death of an ex-con turned a cappella star. Cue the introduction of Russian underwear model Svetlana and the dashing Dr. Livingstone!
RelatedCastle Review: Fake Break-Up Nudges Show Closer to Season 5 Sparks
The midseason premiere opens with Martha rehearsing her latest show when the cue for “snow” results in a few flakes from the rafters above… followed by a downpour of blood. Cut to the loft, where Rick and Kate have wrapped up a third round of covert copulation. Alas, Kate »
Matt LeBlanc to Headline CBS Comedy Pilot I'm Not Your Friend
Matt LeBlanc has a message: I’m Not Your Friend.
Or at least the Friends alum will headline a CBS comedy pilot by that name, TVLine has confirmed.
RelatedPilot Season ’16: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Penned by Jeff and Jackie Filgo (That ’70s Show), the multi-camera project stars LeBlanc as a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife goes back to work.
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 13 Review: ”For The Girl Who Has Everything”
After being possessed by the Black Mercy last week, this week’s Supergirl picks up right where we left off as Kara has to fight a parasitic alien that mentally traps her in a dream world. While I am more familiar with Starro as opposed to the Black Mercy, it seems that they almost have similar powers so seeing this episode took me back to seeing Starro in the DC animated shows as a kid. I’m always a sucker for “What If” and “Dream” stories and this episode was no exception. Mostly because we got to see so much more of
Supergirl Season 1 Episode 13 Review: ”For The Girl Who Has Everything” »
- Andy Behbakht
Matt LeBlanc to Star In CBS Comedy Pilot with Series Commitment
Matt LeBlanc might join former “Friend” Matthew Perry on CBS. Variety has learned that the network has given a pilot order to multi-camera comedy “I’m Not Your Friend,” offering LeBlanc a series commitment for the project — meaning the sought-after actor will be paid a hefty penalty if the project doesn’t go to series.
LeBlanc will star as a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife goes back to work.
- Laura Prudom
Superstore Season 1 Episode 9 Review: “All-Nighter”
It’s so easy for me to relate to Superstore. Everything that I’ve experienced working in various environments has culminated in hearty laughs at Every. Single. Joke. I really, Really hope that the non-retail folk are watching, absorbing, and taking detailed notes, because it’s a wonderful window into a world that people don’t normally see. This week on Superstore: A customer who will not get out of the store causes everything to be set back. Glenn finds out there are signs he forgot to hang up, and makes everyone stay late to help him finish it. Because they stayed late, everyone gets locked in the
Superstore Season 1 Episode 9 Review: “All-Nighter” »
- Nick Hogan
Matt LeBlanc To Star In Jeff & Jackie Filgo CBS Comedy Pilot, James Burrows To Direct
Exclusive Updated: This is a monster comedy package that has come together very fast and is looking to become one of the top prospects of Pilot Season 2016. Veteran comedy writers Jeff and Jackie Filgo (That ’70s Show) have been developing two comedy scripts at CBS through CBS TV Studios this season, but they also wrote a third on spec. It was that one that got everyone at CBS TV Studios and sister network buzzing. The script quickly got the attention of Friends alum Matt… »
Angel From Hell Cancelled at CBS
Angel From Hell has traveled back to the other side.
Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
A repeat of The Big Bang Theory will fill the 9:30/8:30c time slot, before 2 Broke Girls moves in beginning Feb. 18 — the day after Survivor’s new season reclaims Wednesday’s 8 o’clock hour. Our sister site Deadline broke the news.
After premiering last month to 8.1 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating, »
The Curse of Good Sci-Fi TV
Come on, we all know Doctor Who is the exception to the rule. For some odd and awesome reason, Doctor Who gets spinoffs and lasts for decades. But why don’t we take a quick moment to look at a few other shows in the genre that just seemed to not get the credit (or air time) they deserved. You see, Sci-Fi on TV is cursed. It really is. If you make good Sci-Fi for TV, be prepared to last a handful of seasons at most. Why? Because stuff that is that epic, well-written, and nuanced, just tends to scare away
The Curse of Good Sci-Fi TV »
- Remy Carreiro
Supergirl Recap: Phantom Planet
Let’s face it: We’ve all had those really crummy days when we’ve wished we could go back to our childhoods — that glorious time when there was virtually nothing to worry about before adult life knocked us on our butts.
The next time you’re feeling that way, though, you might want to pause and consider what happened to Kara Danvers when she went back to a more idyllic time: near-death via telepathic parasite.
RelatedSupergirl Meets The Flash: Earth-Two? Cisco? Singing? And More Crossover Qs
Picking up where last week’s installment of Supergirl left off, Monday »
CBS Pulls ‘Angel From Hell’ From Thursday Lineup, Moves ‘2 Broke Girls’ as Replacement
CBS has pulled freshman comedy “Angel From Hell” out of its 9:30 p.m. Thursday timeslot, to be replaced by “2 Broke Girls” beginning Feb. 18. This week, a rerun of “The Big Bang Theory” will air instead of “Angel From Hell” on Feb. 11.
“2 Broke Girls” has been leading off CBS’ Wednesday night block since returning from its winter hiatus on January 6, but the comedy, which stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, was previously part of the Eye’s Thursday night lineup before midseason.
“Angel From Hell” has been steady but unspectacular for CBS following “Mom” on Thursday nights. It’s averaging a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 9 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates. The show failed to spark with critics, »
- Laura Prudom
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