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Digital Spy's best TV shows of the year 2014: Best of the Rest

20 December 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy's best TV shows of the year is always a hotly-contested list - with only 25 spots to allocate, many of our favourites miss out by a whisker.

Here's a smattering of series that almost made the final countdown - these are the best of the rest.

Additional material by Tom Eames

Digital Spy's best TV shows of the year 2014: 5-1

Digital Spy's best TV shows of the year 2014: 10-6

Digital Spy's best TV shows of the year 2014: 15-11

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Digital Spy's best TV shows of the year 2014: 25-21

The Fall

Though we'd never go so far as to say that familiarity breeds contempt when it comes to The Fall, it is true to say that the second series of Allan Cubitt's crime thriller lacked a little of the impact of the 2013 run. »

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30 Best TV Series of 2014

12 December 2014 9:27 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

10. The Leftovers

There have been a number of new and returning shows that have enthralled, horrified, excited, and caused numerous other emotional reactions among the viewing public. However no show, new or old, has left an impression as deep as that of HBO’s The Leftovers. While the series’ 10 episode first season ended its run in early September, its impact has lasted much longer, making it a strong entry in the list of the best shows of 2014.

The key strength of The Leftovers is its seeming disinterest in what caused the event at the center of the show. The series’ decision to focus on the effect rather than the cause not only sets it apart from nearly everything else on television, it also helps develop the show’s wide swath of characters. In addition, putting the disastrous event as the backdrop, rather than at the forefront, allows the audience to »

- Staff

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The Middle’s Patricia Heaton shares her favorite moments, answers our 7 Questions

10 December 2014 4:00 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Of all the mothers on TV, Patricia Heaton’s Frankie rings truest. So much for the Real Housewives of anywhere — Frankie’s the real deal: no heels, no full makeup and no afternoons filled with lunching out and shopping. Now in its sixth season, ABC’s The Middle (Wednesdays) continues to find amusingly relatable storylines. And Heaton, a mother of four boys ages 21, 19, 17 and 15, can more than relate to Frankie, although she’s happy she’s got boys vs. her complicated TV daughter Sue (Eden Sher). “They are much easier than girls. There is never too much emotional drama. Boys … Continue reading →

The post The Middle’s Patricia Heaton shares her favorite moments, answers our 7 Questions appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Jacqueline Cutler

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The Best Guest Stars on The Middle

9 December 2014 5:59 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It is hard to believe that The Middle has been on the air for six seasons. I will admit, I dismissed the comedy starring Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn early on in its run. It was not until I started to DVR the show which followed the series, that I began to see the closing of the show every week. I decided to give the series a shot and I am glad I did. Not only is the casts’ comedic timing impeccable, the series of guest stars that have popped up over the last six years are just as awesome. Here is a look at some of our favorite actors to appear on The Middle since its 2009 premiere. Maybe your favorite guest star made our TV Overmind list. Brooke Shields as Rita Glossner The Heck’s have always talked about their horrible neighbors the Glossners, and when the series first… »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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New The Middle Season 6,Episode 9 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By ABC

3 December 2014 1:30 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Middle" episode 9 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "The Christmas Wall," and it sounds like things will get quite dramatic as Frankie starts to feel unappreciated. Mike gets cheated on an artificial Christmas Tree buy, and more. In the new, 9th episode press release: Frankie has had enough of schlepping out the Christmas decorations and is going to be trying to make the perfect holiday for her family -- who she feels doesn't appreciate all that she does for them -- and decides to kick back on the couch and have a minimalist Christmas this year. In the meantime, due to Sue's allergy to real Christmas trees, Mike is going to attempt to purchase an artificial one and ends up not getting what he paid for. Axl will put Boss Co. back into business for the holidays as »

- Andre Braddox

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The Middle Season 6 Episode 7 Review: “Thanksgiving VI”

20 November 2014 9:04 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

A floor sink and tiny table should’ve been reason enough for the Hecks to spend their Thanksgiving in a restaurant.  In the past, they usually celebrate holidays with extended family coming over but it’s obvious that we don’t need Molly Shannon or Norm MacDonald to make another unforgettable holiday episode of The Middle. The kids’ significant others (plus Devin Levin) join the immediate family at the $7.99 buffet.  Sue is somehow only just noticing that her dad doesn’t like Darrin.  I suppose Mike never made his digs at Darrin before when Sue was in the room, but it’s cute to see Sue so stressed over trying to make the two of them bond.  It only gets worse when Darrin tells the waiters it was Mike’s birthday so that they would sing to him.  I don’t know about you, but I also hate when that happens. »

- Jen

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Downton, Revenge, Grimm, Blacklist, Svu and More

11 November 2014 1:27 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Any scoops about Homeland? —Anna

Ausiello: My spies in South Africa — yes, my network of moles spans the globe — tell me that the show recently shot an elaborate funeral sequence at a chapel in Cape Town presumably to air in the season finale. I have my theories about the identity of the dearly departed, but I’m more interested in who you think it is. Hit the comments!

Question: Not too many weeks left I can ask »

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Performer of the Week: Freak Show's John Carroll Lynch

1 November 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

The Performer | John Carroll Lynch

The Show | American Horror Story: Freak Show

The Episode | “Edward Mordrake: Part 2“

The Airdate | October 29, 2014

The Performance | Arguably, Lynch could’ve been Performer of the Week every week since Freak Show’s debut. After all, from the moment we saw him in costume as Twisty — and glimpsed the rage behind his haunted eyes — he scared us silly. But in the wake of his heartrending work this week, there could be no debate. Just as Mordrake’s demon face knew that Twisty was “the one” for their unhappy family, »

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The Middle: Season Six Ratings

23 October 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Airing on Wednesday nights, The Middle doesn't get a lot of recognition but it's been a ratings success for ABC for five seasons. How will it perform in season six? Will it be renewed for a seventh season? Could it be cancelled if the ratings fall? Stay tuned.

Taking place in Orson, Indiana, The Middle revolves around the Heck family. It's headed by Mike (Neil Flynn), who manages a local quarry, and Frankie (Patricia Heaton), a dental assistant. Together, they do their best to make ends meet and raise their three very different kids (Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer).

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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In this week's 'Polished,' actress Julie Meyer gets Zen about the Hollywood grind

22 October 2014 10:41 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Since she got her first break while working in a salon—where a customer helped her get a role to get her SAG card—Julie Meyer has appeared on a variety of shows in guest spots, from Southland to How I Met Your Mother to The Middle and The New Normal. Her first real gig was doing sketches with Jay Leno on The Jay Leno Show, so she's had some interesting experiences during the five short years she's been acting in Los Angeles. Add another one to the list: She was cast in a supporting role on NBC's upcoming Adam McKay »

- Kyle Ryan

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Parenthood Recap: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

16 October 2014 8:52 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Parenthood‘s Joel and Julia have the kind of relationship Taylor Swift songs are made of.

A trip to Sydney’s classmate’s house on Thursday — you know, to make her apologize for being a tiny terror — led to the conversation no fan of the show, or fan of true love for that matter, ever wanted to hear: “We need to tell them we’re not getting back together.”

In the end, though, Julia couldn’t bring herself to say those words — or anything close to those words — to their kids. Instead, she told Sydney that the future is uncertain, »

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Gold Derby Emmy Mvp: Eden Sher rises to top of 'The Middle'

26 September 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I'm pretty sure at some point we'll get nominated for some stuff and my prediction is that Eden Sher as Sue Heck will be our first nominee!" proclaimed two-time Emmy champ Patricia Heaton about her co-star on "The Middle" back in 2011. Heaton, who plays Frankie Heck on ABC's most underrated comedy series, was referring to the actress who plays her hilariously dorky daughter Sue on the laffer. -Break- For five years now, Sher has brought one of the most outrageous, endearing, and funny characters to life week after week with mountains of critical praise, nominations, and awards (Critics Choice, 2012) but has yet to receive any praise from the Emmys. It can be said that the TV academy is to Sher what high school is to Sue - a club that will require some grand feat for her to get any recognition, when in reality she should already be one of the most popular people there. »

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'The Middle' season 6 premiere react: The Year of Sue

24 September 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

[This post contains plot details from The Middle season 6 premiere episode, which aired on Sept. 24]

The Middle’s greatest skill has always been balancing the absurd with the relatable. Is it likely that someone would wear braces for eight years, then have her teeth shift only a day after they come off? No. But how many families have searched through a restaurant Dumpster for a lost retainer? (I lost mine at a Piccadilly.) This ridiculous/mundane split is what makes watching a family in middle America so fun—even after six seasons.

Luckily, we get all of that in “Unbraceable You.” After their trip to Disneyland—or was it World?—the Hecks have spent their »

- Dalene Rovenstine

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Faking It Post Mortem: Lauren's Secret, 'Karmy's' 'Pain' and More Scoop

23 September 2014 8:08 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers from Tuesday’s premiere of Faking It. If you have yet to watch, head to a different TVLine story. Everyone else, read on…

Someone’s Faking It no more!

On Tuesday’s Season 2 premiere, the reason Lauren has been taking pills was exposed, and it was definitely not a drug addiction. The pint-sized mean girl is actually intersex — hence, the hormone pills — and now all her frenemies know the truth.

Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites

TVLine chatted with executive producer Carter Covington and the cast about Lauren’s journey, »

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The One With the 'Friends' Supercut, in Honor of Its 20th Anniversary (Video)

23 September 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In celebration of "Friends" turning 20 this week -- and the release of three new boxed sets of the series -- Warner Bros. compiled a 236-second supercut recognizing some of the greatest moments from the show's 236 episodes.

The clip highlights iconic scenes featuring Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) throughout "Friends"' 10-series run, including Phoebe singing "Smelly Cat," Joey asking "How you doin'?," and Ross shouting "We Were On A Break!" (For the record, we're Team Rachel all the way on that one.)

It's a great reminder of how fun and irreverent the series was, and why it remains a favorite staple of TV syndication today. Check it out below, and chime in with your favorite "Friends" memories in the comments.

The "Friends" box sets "The Beginning" (seasons 1-3), "The Middle" (seasons 4-7), and "The End" (seasons 8-10) are available now. »

- Katie Roberts

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Grey's Anatomy: April's Mom Is Coming to Town — But There's a Twist!

19 September 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

At long last, the Kepner family tree is complete. Or at least it will be this fall when Grey’s Anatomy formally introduces April’s mother.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Connie Ray (The Big C, The Torkelsons) has been cast as the Kepner clan’s matriarch, Karen. This is technically a recast, since the character appeared briefly (sans dialogue) at April’s wedding to Jackson last season played by a different actress (the first person to ID said mystery actress in the comments wins a 20% off coupon to Bed Bath & Beyond).

Related Fall TV Spoilerpalooza: Exclusive Scoop and Photos From 42 Returning Favorites, »

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Interview: ‘Joel Murray & Friends’ at the New iO Chicago Venue

28 August 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – iO Chicago continues the Grand Opening at its new venue with one of its most famous alumni – the illustrious Joel Murray. Besides opening the seventh season of “Mad Men” with a brilliant monologue as Freddy Rumsen, Murray brings his “Joel Murray & Friends” show to the new iO Chicago on August 30th.

Murray is the youngest of the famous “Murrays of Wilmette, Illinois,” which includes brothers Brian-Doyle, Bill and John, plus sister Nancy. He is also one of the earliest members of the former Improv Olympics – now called iO – which grew from its modest beginnings in Chicago with founders Del Close and Charna Halpern to their latest multi-theater venue on Kingsbury Street. Joel Murray comes back to his roots with “Joel Murray & Friends” in The Mission Theater at the venue, which will feature some other famous iO alumni including Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), Mitch Rouse (“According to Jim”), Kevin Dorff (“Conan »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'SNL' vet Rachel Dratch joins 'Parks and Recreation' for final season

22 August 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Another Saturday Night Live alum is heading to Pawnee.

Rachel Dratch will appear in the final season of Parks and Recreation for at least one episode, with a potential to return, EW has learned exclusively.

The SNL vet, whose other credits include 30 Rock and The Middle, will play the nanny to Leslie and Ben’s triplets.

The casting comes on the heels of the news that both Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales will return in the final season.

The seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation is expected to premiere in 2015. »

- Natalie Abrams

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The Middle Braces for Richard Kind as Sue's Orthodontist

20 August 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sue Heck’s teeth will have their coming-out party on Season 6 of The Middle — and Richard Kind has been tapped to lead the festivities.

The veteran character actor (Luck, Spin City) will guest-star in the ABC comedy’s Sept. 24 season premiere as the orthodontist for the Heck family’s ebullient middle child, though the procedure won’t exactly be straightforward.

Related ABC’s Fall Premiere Plan Unveiled: Get Return Dates for Grey’s, Scandal, Once, Revenge and More

As previously reported in Matt’s Inside Line, Sue gets her braces removed despite the “protests” of Kind’s character — and “as it turns out, »

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Listen to Emmy Rossum, Eden Sher, Elizabeth Banks accept their EWwys

18 August 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

ShamelessEmmy Rossum, The Middle’s Eden Sher, and Modern Family guest star Elizabeth Banks are the reigning queens of comedy—at least according to EWwy voters, who’ve crowned them best actress, best supporting actress, and best guest actress, respectively, in our 7th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed. All three phoned in to EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) on Aug. 18, when the winners were announced live. Listen to their full interviews below.

In her clip, Rossum hatches plans to taunt Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson—fellow best actress nominees who are now too hot to write a »

- Mandi Bierly

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