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September 2nd, 2014

Gracepoint to Premiere on FOX

David Tennant Photo by Rach © Wikimedia Commons

David Tennant
Photo by Rach
© Wikimedia Commons

Gracepoint is said to be “based” on the British series Broadchurch. I watched Broadchurch last season on BBC America. From the previews I have seen, Gracepoint looks like the EXACT same show with a different title. But it is suggested that Gracepoint is an “expansion” of Broadchurch with new characters, suspects and weaving new story lines into the original. My interpretation of that is the show has been “Americanized.”

For those of you who did not watch Broadchurch, Gracepoint is about two cops, Detectives Emmett Carver and Ellie Miller (David Tennant and Anna Gunn) who are investigating a homicide case where a young boy is found dead on a California beach. Detective Carver holds a higher rank than Miller, making him her boss. The victim, identified as Danny Solano (Nikolas Filipovic), was best friends with Detective Miller’s son, Tom (Jack Irvine) so it is up to her to break the news to him and her husband, Joe (Josh Hamilton). Danny’s surviving family members are his parents, Mark and Beth (Michael Pena and Virginia Kull), and an older sister, Chloe (Madalyn Horcher).

Being a small town, a lot of the residents are directly or indirectly involved in the investigation of Danny’s death. Danny volunteered at a local wildlife observation program which is run by Jack Reinhold (Nick Nolte) who also has a kayak rental service on the beach. There’s a shady woman by the name of Susan Wright (Jacki Weaver) who lives with her dog in the RV park. As the media descends on the sleepy coastal town, Paul Coates (Kevin Rankin), the town’s minister, becomes the community spokesman. As the news of the boy’s death becomes well known, the decline in the number of visitors becomes obvious to hotel owner Gemma Fisher (Sarah-Jane Potts). Last but not least, is the local newspaper reporter, Owen Burke (Kevin Zegers) who happens to be Detective Miller’s nephew. Owen is constantly badgering her for inside information so he can get the big scoop over Renee Clemons (Jessica Lucas) who is covering the story for the San Francisco Globe. Renee also has a history with Detective Carver.

The series promises to have a “startling conclusion” once all the pieces are put together telling the story of what really happened on the night of Danny’s death. Having watched the original (Broadchurch) I’ll be surprised if I am “startled” at the end.

Gracepoint premieres Thursday, October 2 at 9:00pm on FOX.

P.S. Rumors are that David Tennant has a great American accent in the show.

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2014 Fall TV Schedule

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September 1st, 2014

18 Season Premieres in October 2014

There are 18 season premieres coming in October 2014. What is your favorite returning show?

Eliza Taylor and Thomas McDonnell star in "The 100" Photo by vagueonthehow © Wikimedia Commons

Eliza Taylor and Thomas McDonnell star in “The 100″
Photo by vagueonthehow
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2 Broke Girls (CBS)
Mondays at 8:00pm, 4th Season Premiere October 27

The 100 (CW)
Wednesdays at 9:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere October 22

About a Boy (NBC)
Tuesdays at 9:30pm, 2nd Season Premiere October 14

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
Sundays at 7:00pm, 25th Season Premiere October 5

Arrow (CW)
Wednesdays at 8:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere October 8

Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
Sundays at 7:30pm, 5th Season Premiere October 5

Criminal Minds (CBS)
Wednesdays at 9:00pm, 10th Season Premiere October 1

Elementary (CBS)
Thursdays at 10:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere October 30

David Giuntoli is Detective Nick Burkhalt on "Grimm" Photo by Genevieve  © Wikimedia Commons

David Giuntoli is Detective Nick Burkhalt on “Grimm”
Photo by Genevieve
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Grimm (NBC)
Fridays at 9:00pm, 4th Season Premiere October 24

Homeland (SHO)
Sundays at 9:00pm, 4th Season Premiere October 5

Last Man Standing (ABC)
Fridays at 8:00pm, 4th Season Premiere October 3

The Millers (CBS)
Thursdays at 8:30pm, 2nd Season Premiere October 30

The Originals (CW)
Mondays at 8:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere October 6

Reign (CW)
Thursdays at 9:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere October 2

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Jenson Ackles plays Dean in “Supernatural” Photo by Gage Skidmore © Wikimedia Commons

Supernatural (CW)
Tuesdays at 9:00pm, 10th Season Premiere October 7

Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Thursdays at 9:00pm, 12th and final Season Premiere October 30

The Vampire Diaries (CW)
Thursdays at 8:00pm, 6th Season Premiere October 2

Whose Line is it Anyway? (CW)
Fridays at 8:00pm, 11th Season Premiere October 3

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August 31st, 2014

12 Series Premieres in October 2014

There are 12 series premieres coming in October 2014. What will you watch?

A to Z (NBC)
Thursdays at 9:30pm, Series Premiere October 2

This romantic comedy’s setting is at an online dating company where the A to Z’s of a relationship are detailed out from beginning to end. Andrew Lofland (Ben Feldman) and Zelda Vasco (Cristin Milioti) are the couple that almost wasn’t whose story is told from the day they met. The two dated for eight months, three weeks, five days, and one hour. Katey Sagal will narrate this accounting of that time.

Kate Walsh Photo by Samhsa © Wikimedia Commons

Kate Walsh
Photo by Samhsa
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Bad Judge (NBC)
Thursdays at 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 2

One of LA’s most respected and toughest criminal court judges is a wild child who also knows how to have a good time. Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh) is an unapologetic woman who says what’s on her mind (there is no filter from the brain to the tongue), has a reputation of having unorthodox behavior in the courtroom, and dishes down creative rulings from her throne.

Bad Judge also stars John Ducey as Tom Barlow, Theodire Barnes as Robby Shoemaker and Tone Bell as Tedward.

Constantine (NBC)
Fridays at 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 24

John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is a master of the occult and a demon hunter. He is haunted by the sins of his past which causes him to struggle with his faith. His soul has already been damned to hell, so he has decided to hang up his demon hunting shoes. One day, after a series of events, he suddenly discovers he must once again defend the innocent from dark forces that are gathering together to attack mankind. Constantine will travel coast-to-coast hunting the supernatural beings, and open his bag of tricks to send them back where they came from. Constantine is based on the popular comic book series, Hellblazer.

Constantine will also star Charles Halford as Chas, Harold Perrineau as Manny, and Lucy Griffiths.

Cristela (ABC)
Fridays at 8:30pm, Series Premiere October 10

After 5 years of law school and working on her sixth, Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) is going to take an unpaid internship job at a prestigious law firm. But her Mexican-American family is not proud of her success, instead believing that she is being overly-ambitious with her career choice.

Cristela also stars Andrew Leeds, Carlos Ponce, Sam McMurray and Terri Hoyos.

 

Grant Gustin will be "The Flash." Photo by Nigel Horsley © Wikimedia Commons

Grant Gustin will be “The Flash.”
Photo by Nigel Horsley
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The Flash (CW)
Tuesdays at 8:00pm, Series Premiere October 7

Executive producer and DC Comics chief Geoff Johns says about The Flash, “It’s probably the most faithful DC Comics adaptation ever. We’ve incorporated almost everything of the mythology into it and added a new backstory with S.T.A.R. Labs.”

Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is transformed into the Fastest Man Alive after a freak accident in his laboratory. (People should really be more careful when they are in laboratories with beakers full of who knows what.) Barry hopes to use his newfound powers to help prove his father’s innocence who is accused of murdering his wife, Barry’s mother.

Fans who love crossover TV shows will love the series premiere of The Flash when they see Oliver Queen, aka Arrow (Stephen Amell), make an appearance in the pilot episode. In the pilot, Barry visits Oliver in Starling City. Barry lives in Central City, not Starling City where Oliver lives. It’s only fair that we see the archer in the pilot since Flash is a spinoff of Arrow. To be a super hero, there have to be villains to fight. Staying with the original storyline means Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), aka Captain Cold, will be introduced as one of the first villains the Flash encounters. “We’ll be seeing his origin and the origin of the Rogues,” states executive producer Greg Berlanti. Stephen Amell’s brother, Robbie Amell, has been cast as one half of Firestorm. The other half, played by Martin Stein, will be introduced later. Look for an Easter Egg in the pilot episode which probably gives a nod to Gorilla Grodd, a supervillain and Flash’s nemesis in the comics. The probably Easter Egg is when viewers see a broken cage with a dangling nameplate that could be a tease of something to come in the future. We’ll just have to wait to see if we will find out what escaped from that cage.

Also starring in The Flash are Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candace Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Michelle Harrison, Patrick Sabongui and John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen’s father.

 

David Tennant will star in "Gracepoint." Photo by Rach © Wikimedia Commons

David Tennant will star in “Gracepoint.”
Photo by Rach © Wikimedia Commons

Gracepoint (FOX)
Thursdays at 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 2

Gracepoint is said to be “based” on the British series Broadchurch. I watched Broadchurch last season on BBC America. From the previews I have seen, Gracepoint looks like the EXACT same show with a different title. But it is suggested that Gracepoint is an “expansion” of Broadchurch with new characters, suspects and weaving new storylines into the original. My interpretation of that is the show has been “Americanized.”

For those of you who did not watch Broadchurch, Gracepoint is about two cops, Detectives Emmett Carver and Ellie Miller (David Tennant and Anna Gunn) who are investigating a homicide case where a young boy is found dead on a California beach. Detective Carver holds a higher rank than Miller, making him her boss. The victim, identified as Danny Solano (Nikolas Filipovic), was best friends with Detective Miller’s son, Tom (Jack Irvine) so it is up to her to break the news to him and her husband, Joe (Josh Hamilton). Danny’s surviving family members are his parents, Mark and Beth (Michael Pena and Virginia Kull), and an older sister, Chloe (Madalyn Horcher).

P.S. Rumors are that David Tennant has a great American accent in the show.

Jane the Virgin (CW)
Mondays at 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 13

Jane Villanueva’s grandmother, Alba, was a wise woman. When she was a young girl, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) learned two very important things from her grandmother – for great entertainment watch the telenovelas, and women must protect their virginity at all costs. At age 23, Jane is studying to be a teacher, dreaming of being a writer, and working in a new hotel in Miami. So what will happen when Jane is accidently artificially inseminated? Stay tuned to find out. Jane the Virgin is based on a Venezuelan telenova.

Jaime Camil, Justin Baldoni, Ryan Devlin, Yael Grobglas, Brett Dier, Andrea Navedo and Ivonne Coll will also star.

 

Casey Wilson Photo by Greg Hernandez © Wikimedia Commons

Casey Wilson
Photo by Greg Hernandez
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Marry Me (NBC)
Tuesdays at 9:00pm, Series Premiere October 14

Jake (Ken Marino) and Annie (Casey Wilson) met over a love of nachos six years ago and have been inseparable ever since. Jake took Annie on a romantic two-week island vacation, but waits until they return home to pop the question. (I think Jake has his romantic settings mixed up.) But before he can ask, Annie lays into him about his inability to really commit to their relationship. Annie expected to hear the question while on the island. (Wouldn’t you agree, girls?) Now Jake’s proposal plans are ruined and the engagement is on hold until it can be done right. But when you want things to be perfect, something always happens to mess things up. But these two are destined to be together, whether it goes smoothly or not.

Also starring in Marry Me is John Gemberling as Gil, Sarah Wright as Dennah, Tim Meadows as Kevin 1, and Tymberlee Hill as Kay.

The McCarthys (CBS)
Thursdays at 9:30pm, Series Premiere October 30

Boston sports fans can be loud and crazy. Arthur McCarthy’s family is no different with the exception of his youngest son, Ronny (Tyler Ritter), who is gay and not that into sports. Wanting to get away from all the sports craziness revolving around his family, Ronny moves to Rhode Island. But Ronny’s dad has other ideas and gets Ronny to change his moving plans by offering him the position of being his assistant high school basketball coach.

The McCarthy’s also stars Jimmy Dunn as Sean, Joey McIntyre as Gerard, Kelen Coleman as Jackie and Laurie Metcalf as Marjorie.

Mulaney (FOX)
Sundays at 9:30pm, Series Premiere October 5

I have never heard of comedian John Mulaney, but he now has his own comedy show about himself which is written, executive-produced and starred in and titled after none other than himself. It tells a story of a young comedian and the influences – his boss, his neighbors, his roommates – who helped him get where he is today.

 

Dylan McDermott Photo by Bettycrocker © Wikimedia Commons

Dylan McDermott
Photo by Bettycrocker
© Wikimedia Commons

Stalker (CBS)
Wednesdays at 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 1

In this psychological thriller, Detective Jack Larson (Dylan McDermott) works for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD, who has recently transferred from the Threat Assessment Unit in New York. His partner is Detective Beth Davis (Maggie Q), the head of the LAPD Unit. The will handle calls involving stalking cases that include cyber harassment and voyeurism.

Also starring in Stalker are Mariana Klaveno as Janice Lawrence and Victor Rasuk as Ben Caldwell.

Town of the Living Dead (SYFY)
Tuesdays at 10:00pm, Series Premiere October 7

This unscripted series takes place in Jasper, a small town in Alabama, where the residents are trying to make their own independent zombie movie. The movie has been developing for six years. Now the residents are determined to call it a wrap on their movie, which they have titled Thr33 Day Dead. The series will follow the amateur filmmakers as they try to get a final cut of their film. The plot for the movie is based on a local urban legend about a group of friends trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in rural Alabama.

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August 30th, 2014

Manhattan Love Story to Premiere on ABC

Analeigh Tipton will star in "Manhattan Love Story." Photo by gdcgraphics © Wikimedia Commons

Analeigh Tipton will star in “Manhattan Love Story.”
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You have started dating an interesting person and are just getting to know each other. Have you ever wondered what they are thinking? Of course you have! That never stops. Manhattan Love Story tells the unfiltered thoughts of a new couple, Peter and Dana (Jake McDorman and Analeigh Tipton) who have just started dating. Also starring in Manhattan Love Story are Chloe Wepper, Jade Catta-Preta, Kurt Fuller and Nicolas Wright.

Manhattan Love Story premieres Tuesday, September 30 at 8:30pm on ABC.

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11 Series Premieres in September 2014

46 Season Premieres in September 2014

2014 Fall TV Schedule

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August 29th, 2014

The Looney Tunes Show is Ending with “SuperRabbit”

T-t-t-that’s all folks! The Looney Tunes Show is ending after the 52 episodes that were promised at the beginning.  The final episode, “SuperRabbit,” will air Sunday, August 31 at 6:30pm on the Cartoon Network and it will be super! Bugs Bunny dons the red cape as SuperRabbit in this Superman–inspired finale. SuperBunny will face his foes General Zod (played by Daffy Duck) and Lex Luthor (played by Elmer Fudd).

Producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone said from the beginning that they were only planning to do 52 episodes and it looks like they are sticking to their word. Translation: The Looney Tunes Show did not get cancelled, it’s just ending.

Are you sad to see The Looney Tunes Show ending?

Check out the preview below:

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August 29th, 2014

Selfie to Premiere on CBS

Karen Gillan will star in "Selfie." Photo by Gage Skidmore © Wikimedia Commons

Karen Gillan will star in “Selfie.”
Photo by Gage Skidmore
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Inspired by My Fair Lady, Selfie centers around Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) who becomes an overnight Internet sensation after a bad break-up video goes viral. Now Eliza has hundreds of thousands of followers looking for her next bad mistake. When she realizes being ‘friended’ doesn’t necessarily mean she has friends, Eliza hires Henry (John Cho), a marketing expert to help restore her image. Also starring in Selfie are Allyn Rachel, David Harewood, and Tim Peper.

Selfie premieres Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00pm on ABC.

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August 28th, 2014

Make a Smiling Candy Corn Terra Cotta Pot

Fall Decorations: Make a Candy Corn Terra Cotta Pot with a Smile

My Smiling Candy Corn Terra Cotta Pot Photo by and © AC Gunkee

My Smiling Candy Corn Terra Cotta Pot
Photo by and © AC Gunkee

I like to paint ceramics, and anything else I can get my hands on such as a terra cotta pot, a plain resin garden statue or used food jars. I watch craft shows on TV to get ideas for painting on and with different mediums. Terra cotta pots are great to put plants in, but by themselves they are plain and boring. With a little imagination and these easy as 1-2-3 instructions, you can create your own Smiling Candy Corn terra cotta pot to use as a colorful fall decoration. Patio Paint is excellent for painting on terra cotta and wood, but any acrylic paint should do. The colors listed below are for Deco Art’s Patio Paint.

Supplies needed to make the Smiling Candy Corn terra cotta pot are:

Cloud White Patio Paint

Fiesta Yellow Patio Paint

Geranium Red Patio Paint

Tiger Lily Orange Patio Paint

Wrought Iron Black Patio Paint

1 Terra Cotta Pot (any size)

Various Sized Paint Brushes

Circle Sponge Dabbers in 2 sizes

2 wooden flat, pre-cut triangles

2 small wooden dowels

Hot glue

Styrofoam Brick (to fit in the terra cotta pot)

Fall Colored Silk Flowers

Optional: Stencils (circles, ovals, etc)

Step One to Make a Smiling Candy Corn Terra Cotta Pot: Clean the Pot

Use a wet sponge or rag to wipe down the terra cotta pot and let dry.

Step Two to Make a Smiling Candy Corn Terra Cotta Pot: Paint the Pot

After the terra cotta pot has dried, paint the top edge of the pot Cloud White, paint the center of the pot Tiger Lily Orange and the bottom Fiesta Yellow. Try to paint the yellow stripe at the bottom to match the width of the white stripe at the top of the pot (but it’s not necessary to be exactly accurate). Let dry.

Step Three to Make a Smiling Candy Corn Terra Cotta Pot: Make the Candy Corn Wooden Accessory

While you are waiting for the paint to dry on the terra cotta pot, let’s get the wooden triangles ready to paint. Use the stencils to lightly sketch an outline for the Candy Corn face on the wooden triangles. Refer to the photo if necessary, or create (freehand) a face of your own. Using light pencil strokes draw curved dividing lines on the triangle to separate the three candy corn colors. Paint the top third of the triangle Cloud White, paint the center third Tiger Lily Orange and the bottom third Fiesta Yellow. Let dry.

Step Four to Make a Smiling Candy Corn Terra Cotta Pot: Draw and Paint the Face

Using a pencil, lightly sketch the eyes on the pot. Use the small circle sponge to lightly dab a red nose in the center. I’ve found this to work best if you get the sponge slightly wet, dip the flat circle into the paint then dab it onto a paper towel before dabbing it onto the pot. Repeat the process with the bigger circle sponge for the cheeks just below and to the outside of the eyes. Use the Wrought Iron Black paint to outline and paint in the eyes, eyelashes and the squiggly line between the cheeks for the mouth. Use the Cloud White paint to paint the whites of the eyes and also to highlight the eyes, nose and cheeks. As additional decorations you have the option of painting squiggly lines at the top and bottom of the pot and/or painting flowers or other candy corn around the top of the terra cotta pot. Let dry.

Step Five to Make a Smiling Candy Corn Terra Cotta Pot: Finish the Wooden Candy Corn Accessory

The paint on the wooden triangles should be dry by now. Finish painting the candy corn faces. (Refer to the photo if necessary for ideas.) Once dry, hot glue the wooden candy corns to the end of the dowels.

Step Six to Make a Smiling Candy Corn Terra Cotta Pot: Add Fall Flowers

Put the Styrofoam in the bottom of the terra cotta pot and arrange the fall flowers you chose to put in the pot. Add the wooden candy corn accessory for an extra fall pop!

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August 27th, 2014

Is “Once Upon a Time” a Fairy Tale or a Fantasy Show?

A knight can be found in both fairy tale and fantasy stories. Photo by Janmad © Wikimedia Commons

A knight can be found in both fairy tale and fantasy stories.
Photo by Janmad
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What is the difference between a fairy tale story and a fantasy story? Dictionary.com’s World English Dictionary describes “fairy tale” as “a story about fairies or other mythical or magical beings, especially one of traditional origin told to children.” The description for “fantasy” reads “imagination unrestricted by reality; a creation of the imagination, especially a weird or bizarre one; a whimsical or far-fetched notion; a literature having a large fantasy content.” So, going by those descriptions, does that make a fairy tale story also a fantasy story and/or vice versa leaving the door open for these seemingly crossover visits on Once Upon a Time?

In the first three seasons, characters from Once Upon a Time’s fictional town of Storybrooke have visited Neverland, Alice’s Wonderland and Oz. Familiar characters that have visited Storybrooke include Sleeping Beauty, The Mad Hatter, Captain Hook, Jack and the Beanstalk, Mulan, Peter Pan, and the Wicked Witch of the West who turned out the be the evil queen’s half-sister. These travels pose questions from viewers asking why fairy tale characters are visiting places outside of fairy tale land? And why are non-fairy tale characters visiting Storybrooke?

Do you think Once Upon a Time is a fantasy or a fairy tale?

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August 26th, 2014

Frozen Characters to Appear in Storybrooke

Season Four of Once Upon a Time

Georgina Haig will be Queen Elsa in season 4 of "Once Upon a Time" Photo by Eva Rinaldi © Wikimedia Commons

Georgina Haig will be Queen Elsa in season 4 of “Once Upon a Time”
Photo by Eva Rinaldi
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In the first three seasons, familiar characters that have visited Once Upon a Time’s fictional town of Storybrooke. In season four of Once Upon a Time, characters from Disney’s very successful children’s movie Frozen will pass through Storybrooke. Queen Elsa (Georgina Haig), Anna (Elizabeth Lail), Kristiff (Scott Michael Foster) and an unknown character played by Elizabeth Mitchell will be featured in the new season’s story. The story will pick up after the events of the movie. The last scene of season three of Once Upon a Time showed Elsa rising up from something on the floor. Executive producer Adam Horowitz talks about Elsa, “What happened to her to get her into that urn and what was going on in her life at that point is what’s going to be revealed and what’s going to be pushing the story forward.” Spoiler Alert! Anna and Kristoff are planning their wedding while in Storybrooke!

Once Upon a Time’s cast and executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis recently revealed spoilers at Comic Con such as the title cards of the show give hints as to who the next guest in Storybrooke might be. Once Upon a Time centers loosely around the story of Snow White, Prince Charming and the Evil Queen with a supporting cast of other fairy tale characters living in the fictional town of Storybrooke.

The fourth season of Once Upon a Time premieres Sunday, September 28 at 8:00pm on ABC.

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August 25th, 2014

How to Get Away With Murder to Premiere on ABC

Viola Davis will play a professor in "How to Get Away With Murder." Photo by Joella Marano © Wikimedia Commons

Viola Davis will play a professor in “How to Get Away With Murder.”
Photo by Joella Marano
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This suspenseful legal thriller has four law students intertwined with their criminal defense teacher, Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) in a murder plot. How to Get Away With Murder also stars Aja Naomi King, Alfred Enoch, Billy Brown, Charlie Weber, Jack Falahee, Karla Souza, Katie Findlay, Liza Weil, and Matt McGorry.

How to Get Away With Murder premieres Thursday, September 25 at 10:00pm on ABC.

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August 24th, 2014

Black-ish to Premiere on ABC

Anthony Anderson will star in "Black-ish." Photo by © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com  © Wikimedia Commons

Anthony Anderson will star in “Black-ish.”
Photo by © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com © Wikimedia Commons

Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson (Anthony Anderson) is a successful upper-middle-class black man living in the suburbs with his wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) and four kids. They are living the black-ish life. Dre wants to raise his children with recognition of their cultural identity. But he has to fight off the contradictions and obstacles put in his way from his old-school father (Laurence Fishburne), his liberal wife, and his integrated children.

Black-ish premieres Wednesday, September 24 at 9:30pm on ABC.

 

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August 23rd, 2014

“The Strain” is Renewed

13-Episode Season 2 Scheduled

Guillermo_del_Toro co-authored the novel "The Strain." Photo by Gage Skidmore © Wikimedia Commons

Guillermo del Toro co-authored the novel “The Strain.”
Photo by Gage Skidmore
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The Strain is renewed. On August 19, FX announced that their new vampire show, The Strain, will be renewed for a second season. The second season, which will premiere in the summer of 2015, will consist of 13 blood-sucking episodes.

The Strain is the most watched series premiere in the history of FX. The pilot show drew 12.7 million viewers (including repeat showings), with an average of 4.5 million viewers in first-run airing in their first season, making The Strain the cable’s top new series of 2014 and a great candidate to be renewed until the end.

The Strain is based on the novels (3 in the series) by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. “We’ve never had any doubts about The Strain,” FX President John Landgraf said in a statement. “Working with Guillermo del Toro, (executive producer) Carlton Cuse, and the brilliant cast led by Corey Stoll has been everything we had hoped it would be and more.  It is thrilling when you have a show that is a creative and commercial hit, which is a rare accomplishment in this increasingly crowded marketplace. We look forward having it on FX for as long as Carlton, Guillermo and Chuck Hogan need to tell this epic tale.”

The Strain airs Sundays at 10:00pm on FX. Season 1 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on December 2, 2014.

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August 23rd, 2014

Forever to Premiere on ABC

Ioan Gruffudd will star in "Forever." Photo by vagueonthehow © Wikimedia Commons

Ioan Gruffudd will star in “Forever.”
Photo by vagueonthehow
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Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) just wants to understand why he is immortal, why he can live forever. That is why he became a medical examiner; so he can study the dead in search of an answer that has eluded him for over 200 years. Forever also stars Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez, Donnie Keshawarz as Detective Hanson, Joel David Moore as Lucas, and Judd Hirsch as Abe.

Forever premieres Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00pm on ABC.

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August 22nd, 2014

Is “The Strain” Too Graphic for Television?

Corey Stoll plays Dr. Ephraim Goodweather in "The Strain."

Corey Stoll plays Dr. Ephraim Goodweather in “The Strain.” Photo by Gage Skidmore © Wikimedia Commons

Do you like horror shows? Do you horror shows with vampires? Do you like the twinkly Twilight vampires, the romanticized vampires or the old school, scary vampires? If you prefer the vampire that will make you put your hands over your eyes and peek through your fingers at the television screen then you definitely want to check of The Strain, a new show on FX. These vampires are blood-thirsty killing machines and want to spread the strain of vampirism. The show wishes to retake the genre of what true vampires are all about – scary and dangerous.

The Strain is based on the novels (3 in the series) by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Apparently a 3-series novel doesn’t translate into 3 TV seasons, but there will be a definite ending, according to Executive Producer Carlton Cuse. He states, “There is a general arc to the story as delineated in the three books and we’re going to follow that in a general way. This is a story that is highly serialized and tells the story of this strain of vampires that overtake New York and ultimately the world. We want to see our characters fight and ultimately overcome this. That’s the journey of three books and in between three and five seasons of television. It’s heading towards a definitive endpoint. It’s definitely a limited series, so it’s between three and five seasons.”

THE PILOT SHOW

Corey Stoll stars as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (aka Eph) who is an epidemiologist for the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). In the pilot show, Eph and his CDC Team are sent to investigate a plane that lands at JFK which, seemingly, has no living bodies onboard. The team finds four people still alive, everyone else is dead. Their death is blamed on an unknown virus. Unbeknownst to them, this virus will soon turn all these dead people into vampires. The virus is in the form of a worm, which you may have seen on promotional posters or on their website. The controversial promotional material shows a work coming out of an eyeball. After a slew of complaints, the graphic billboard was dismantled. Check out The Strain’s website if you’d like to see the photo of the worm coming from the eye.

THE VAMPIRES

These vampires’ biology is much different from humans. All the organs are repurposed into a mechanism that sucks things in and pushes out the other end, somewhat like a jet engine. They are basically big parasites. In place of the tongue, they have 6’ long stingers that will shoot out of the mouth and latch onto a humans’ throat and sucks all the blood from the body leaving it infected with the strain of worms. At the same time the vampire is feeding, he is also excreting from the other end.

These vampires live in a hive-type society similar to bees. They have worker vampires whose job is to feed and infect; then there are the manipulative, skillful, high intelligent, vampire leaders; and above them all is the Master Vampire.

These vampires can be killed. Their Achilles heel is like that of original vampires – sunlight is not their friend, neither is silver, and if their spinal column is severed (cut off their heads) they are dead. When they are undergoing their transformation, their movements are sluggish so they are easier to catch. But when the transformation is complete they are almost invisibly fast.

Is The Strain too graphic for television? Cuse thinks it isn’t. He believes there is more body to the show than just the blood-thirsty vampires. Cuse views the show as a thriller with horror elements mixed in.

THE HUMANS

We talked about head epidemiologist, Ephraim Goodweather earlier. Now let’s meet his team from the CDC and learn more about Eph.

Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) is also an epidemiologist and Eph’s right-hand “man.” Jim Kent (Sean Astin) is the logistics guy. The three make up a rapid response team who try to put the lid on the threat of any kind of virus spreading. When the team finds four survivors on the dead plane, they try to contain the possible contamination from an unknown virus by placing them in quarantine. They soon run into bureaucratic red tape who demands they release the survivors before the investigation is complete.

The writers and producers goal is to put the viewers in Eph’s shoes, to see what he sees, and have our beliefs follow his as he makes unbelievable discoveries as he tracks down the source of the strain of this unknown virus.

Eldrich Palmer (Jonathan Hyde) is a very rich human who has teamed up with the Master vampire. He helped the Master get from Germany to Manhattan on the plane that became infected. Kent unknowingly played a role in getting the Master from the airport into Manhattan. We, as viewers, will have to continue to watch The Strain to see what plans the Master and Palmer have in store for humanity.

On a more personal look into Eph’s life, he is a true professional but his personal life is a mess. He is in the middle of divorce proceedings and in a custody battle for his son. When Eph discovers the strain turns people into vampires, his first instinct is to protect his wife and son, no matter how hostile she acts towards him.

The Strain airs Sundays at 10:00pm on FX.

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August 22nd, 2014

Scorpion to Premiere on CBS

Elyes Gabel will star in "Scorpion." Photo by Gage Skidmore © Wikimedia Commons

Elyes Gabel will star in “Scorpion.”
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Scorpion is inspired by a true story of eccentric genius full of nerdiness. A network of nerdy prodigies is led by the eccentric nerd Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel).Together this international group forms a think tank backed by Homeland Security. They are the last line of defense against complex threats made in cyberspace of the modern world. Out in the real world, they are all social misfits. Scorpion will also star Ari Stidham as Sylvester Dodd, Eddie Kaye Thomas as Toby Curtis, Jadyn Wong as Happy Quinn, Katharine McPhee as Paige Dineen, and Robert Patrick as Agent Cabe Gallo.

Scorpion premieres Monday, September 22 at 9:00pm on CBS.

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August 21st, 2014

Madam Secretary to Premiere on CBS

Tim Daly will co-star in "Madam Secretary." Photo by David Shankbone © Wikimedia Commons

Tim Daly will co-star in “Madam Secretary.”
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After working with the CIA for years, Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) is now one of the most powerful people in the U.S., the Secretary of State. This drama shows how she can balance her family life and her professional life of politics. Labeled as a maverick in the office, Madam Secretary doesn’t always play by the rules, but tries to be smart and fair in her international diplomacy. It is a different type of politics when she is home with her family, husband Henry (Tim Daly) and teenagers Alison and Jason (Katherine Herzer and Evan Roe). Madam Secretary also stars Bebe Neuwirth as Nadine Tolliver, Erich Bergen as Blake Moran, Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney and Patina Miller as Daisy Grant.

Madam Secretary premieres Sunday, September 21 at 8:00pm on CBS.

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August 20th, 2014

What Are Michelin Stars and AA Rosettes?

Restaurant Awards - The Michelin Guide awards Stars and the British Automobile Association awards Rosettes to outstanding restaurants.

A dessert you might find in a Michelin starred restaurant. Photo by Hotel de la Paix Geneve © Wikimedia Commons

A dessert you might find in a Michelin starred restaurant.
Photo by Hotel de la Paix Geneve
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While watching the reality shows Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen and The F-Word, I have heard the chefs mention the term “Michelin Star.” When I hear the word “Michelin” I think of tires, not restaurants, so I was a bit confused at first. But since these were food shows, I had an idea that this was some sort of award or recognition for a chef or restaurant, but being unsure I looked into it further.

It started with Andre and Edouard Michelin who had a tire manufacturing company in the 1900′s (we know it today as The Michelin Tire Company). To promote their company they decided to publish what they called “The Michelin Guide.” They purpose of the guide was to help travelers maintain their cars, find a decent place to sleep, and eat well while on the road away from home. In 1926, the guide introduced a star beside a restaurants’ name to denote good cooking. In the early 1930′s, two and three stars were added, thus the Michelin Stars were born. Each year the guide awards one to three stars to a small number of restaurants of outstanding quality. Michelin now has their guide broke into 3 sections – the Michelin Green Guides for longer trips, the Michelin Must Sees guides for weekend getaways and short trips and the Red Guide aka the original Michelin Guide for restaurants and hotels. Michelin claims to revisit establishments on average once every eighteen months in order to keep ratings up to date.

The Michelin Star Defined

One star:  Denotes a very good restaurant in its category – it’s worth a short trip to eat there.

Two stars: Excellent cooking – it’s worth a slight detour to eat there.

Three stars: Plan to go out of your way because they have exceptional cuisine – it’s worth a special journey even if it’s off your beaten path.

The British Automobile Association

AA Rosettes are another type of ranking given to restaurants, a mark awarded to fine restaurants by the British Automobile Association (AA). AA Inspectors annually award Rosettes to restaurants for the quality and service of their food and demonstrate mastery and excellence in their field.

The AA Rosette Criteria Defined

One rosette: Chefs should have mastered basic techniques and be able to produce dishes of sound quality and precision of flavors, using good, fresh ingredients.

Two rosettes: Innovation, greater technical skill and more consistency and judgment in combining and balancing ingredients are all needed at this level.

Three rosettes: This award takes a restaurant into the big leagues. Expectations of the kitchen are high: exact technique, flair and imagination must come through in every dish, and balance and depth of flavor are all-important.

Four rosettes
At this level not only should all technical skills be excellent but there should also be daring ideas, and the ideas must work. There is no room for disappointment. Flavors should be accurate and vibrant.

Five rosettes: This is the supreme accolade awarded only when the cooking is at its peak. Flavors, combinations and textures show a faultless sense of balance, giving each dish an extra dimension.

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August 19th, 2014

Supernatural Meets The Vampire Diaries

My Wish for a Crossover Show

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki play Sam and Dean on "Supernatural" Photo by Kristin Dos Santos © Wikimedia Commons

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki play the Winchester brothers on “Supernatural”
Photo by Kristin Dos Santos © Wikimedia Commons

TV viewers love to see crossover shows. One crossover show the CW should do is to have the Winchester brothers, Sam & Dean (Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles) from Supernatural, take on the Salvatore brothers, Damon & Stefan, (Ian Somerhald and Paul Wesley) from The Vampire Diaries.

Dean and Sam’s mother was killed by a demon when they were just young tykes. After her death, their father took the boys with him on his quest to hunt down the supernatural force that killed his wife. This left Dean to look after Sam most of the time. Despite having an invisible father most of the time, Sam and Dean Winchester learned the tools of the trade of hunting supernatural beings. As young adults, the brothers have been roaming America in their slick black classic Impala ridding the world of supernatural beings such as demons, vampires, werewolves, and other nasty creatures from down below. They’ve even spent some time with demons in hell and have an unusual relationship with the King of Hell himself (Mark Sheppard). The brothers have an angel, Castiel (Misha Collins), working alongside them, although he is not the kind of angel your mother or Sunday school teacher told you about.

Paul Wesley & Ian Somerhalder play the Salvatore brothers on "The Vampire Diaries." Photo by vagueonthehow © Wikimedia Commons

Paul Wesley & Ian Somerhalder play the Salvatore brothers on “The Vampire Diaries.”
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While the Winchester’s are on a quest to rid the world of the likes of demons and vampires, the Salvatore brothers, Damon and Stefan, are vampires. They are over 600-years-old but still look young enough to attend high school. The two brothers fell in love with the same woman in 1864 and now they both have a thing for Elana (Nina Dobrev), her look-alike in the present century. The Salvatore brothers are on a quest to annihilate the original vampires that are living in their little corner of the world, Mystic Falls. The Originals are the forefathers of all vampires and want to breed supernatural hybrids – creatures that are half vampire and half werewolf – to help them take over the world.

If the Winchester brothers were to meet up with the Salvatore brothers in a crossover show, my money would be on the Winchester brothers winning that particular battle of good versus evil. After all, they have walked into a den of vampires and were able to live another day as humans.

Whose side would you choose in a battle between the Winchester’s and the Salvatore’s?

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, October 2 at 8:00pm on the CW.

Supernatural returns Tuesday, October 7 at 9:oopm on the CW.

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August 18th, 2014

Red Band Society to Premiere on Fox

Steven Spielberg will executive produce "Red Band Society." Photo by  CC-PD-Mark, PD US Government © Wikimedia Commons

Steven Spielberg will executive produce “Red Band Society.”
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Being in the hospital is never fun. But if you have to be there a lot then why not make the best of it? Faced with life and death illnesses and questions, the teenage patients at Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles have created bonds that would not have been created outside of the hospital. They call themselves the Red Band Society.

The show, which is told through the eyes of the patients, is narrated by 12-year-old Charlie (Griffin Gluck) who is in a coma in the hospital. Fellow patients and friends of Charlie on the pediatric wing include 16-year-old Leo Roth (Charlie Rowe), a once independent, charismatic teenager who has become angry and resentful having spent the last year of his life in the hospital sharing a room with Jordi Palacios (Nolan Sotillo). Jordi crossed the Mexican border illegally to seek treatment at Ocean Park Hospital for his illness.

Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer) runs the pediatric ward who has her own special way of helping these kids through a difficult time in their lives. The country’s top pediatric surgeon, Dr. Jack McAndrew (Dave Annable), oversees most of the treatments given in the ward. Nurse Brittany Dobler (Rebecca Rittenhouse) is the gullible “big sister” who is lax in her discipline of the patients when they are testing their boundaries.

Leo’s best friend, Dash Hosney (Brian Bradley), likes to take advantage of Nurse Dobler’s lax rule enforcements. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, 16-year-old Dash lives every day as if it could be his last. No holds barred! Dash also has a girlfriend (on again/off again) in the ward, 15-year-old Emma Chota (Ciara Bravo) who has an eating disorder.

And of course there has to be a “mean girl,” who is also a cheerleader. That would be 16-year-old Kara Souders (Zoe Levin) who was brought in with heart failure. She shares a room with Charlie and eggs on the other patients in whatever mischief is on tap for that day. Kara and Nurse Jackson, both with hard temperaments, tend to butt heads a lot.

The friendship bonds created at Ocean Park Hospital in the Pediatric Ward are based on shared experiences. These bonds are represented by the red hospital bands placed on their wrists upon admission. They tell the story of the Red Band Society.

The series will be executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Margaret Nagle, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and Sergio Aguero in association with ABC Studios and Amblin Television.

Red Band Society premieres Wednesday, September 17 at 9:00pm on FOX.

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August 17th, 2014

The Mysteries of Laura to Premiere on NBC

Debra Messing will star in "The Mysteriesof Laura." Photo by David Shankbone © Wikimedia Commons

Debra Messing will star in “The Mysteriesof Laura.”
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The Mysteries of Laura is an Americanized version of the hit Spanish series Los Misterios de Laura. Laura Diamond (Debra Messing) is a NYPD Homicide Detective at work and an almost single mom at home. She and her husband, Jake Broderick (Josh Lucas) are finalizing divorce proceedings – if only he would sign the papers! At home she cleans up after her devilish twin boys and at work she is busy cleaning up the streets. Also starring in The Mysteries of Laura are Janina Gavankar as Meredith Bose, Laz Alonso as Billy Soto and Max Jenkins as Max Carnegie.

The Mysteries of Laura premieres Wednesday, September 24 at 8:00pm with a special preview at 10:00pm on September 17 on NBC.

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August 15th, 2014

Survivor: Editors Walk Off Their Jobs

Survivor editors have a tough job going editing all that film footage. Photo by Ryan Baxter © Wikimedia Commons

Survivor editors have a tough job going editing all that film footage.
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Approximately two-dozen non-unionized Survivor editors and assistants walked off the job on Wednesday, August 13. On Tuesday, the Motion Picture Editors Guild notified the Survivor producers that its editors wanted a union contract. The walk off happened after Mark Burnett’s Island Post Productions didn’t respond to the request within a 24-hour period. The primary goal of the contract is to get an agreement that includes pension benefits and industry-standard health insurance like those offered to employees of Shark Tank and The Voice, both unscripted shows by Burnett. With the 90-minute debut of the 29th season premiere of Survivor scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, time is of the essence here. Much of a delay in editing could throw a big wrench into the regular scheduled programming.

Roughly 12 hours after the walk off, the strike is over and Survivor editors and other staff are back on the job. Mark Burnett’s Island Post Productions agreed to the union recognition that was being requested from them. Talks with the Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700 are set for today, August 15.

Editors can be the people that makes or breaks a show; especially a reality show. I can’t imagine having to go through 24 hours of footage for 18 (or however many people are playing in any given season) castaways to pick out the best footage to show and spin a web around the contestant making them look smart, crazy, or annoying. Wait, I take that back, it would be more than 24 hours per person. Since Survivor airs once a week, it would be more like 168 hours (24×7) per person. That’s a lot of footage to look at. I’m getting cross-eyed just thinking about it. With 28 seasons under their belt, seems like it would be in the best interest of Mark Burnett & Company to keep these guys happy.

Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water premieres Wednesday, September 24 at 8:00pm on CBS.

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August 15th, 2014

Coming Up in Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow

Tom Mison plays Ichabod Crane on "Sleepy Hollow." Photo by Floatjon © Wikimedia Commons

Tom Mison plays Ichabod Crane on “Sleepy Hollow.”
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In Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) will continue to be fascinated with the modern world he has found himself living in. Inspired by Mison’s real-life efforts of learning how to drive, Ichabod will also take driving lessons. He’s also baffled when he witnesses Abbie (Nicole Beharie), a woman, voting! And what’s with these pens attached to chains at the bank? People really would steal a pen?

The biggest new face in Sleepy Hollow is Lena Reyes, the new sheriff, which will cause much conflict for Abbie and Ichabod. New supernatural creatures include a succubus (will Bo make an appearance? – That’s a nod to Lost Girl for those who didn’t understand that statement), a wendigo creature and “the kindred” – whoever or whatever that may be. Co-creator Alex Kurtzman states that these creatures are a “manifestation of what our characters are actually going through. The inner demons are manifested as literal demons.”

Sleepy Hollow premieres Season 2 on Monday, September 22 at 9:00pm on FOX.

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August 14th, 2014

A New and Improved American Gladiators is Looking for a Home

Phoenix and Venom, gladiators from the TV series "American Gladiators," pose for a photo in the gym on Combat Outpost Rawah, Iraq, Oct. 9, 2008.  Photo by by Lance Cpl Joshua Murray United States Marine Corps © Wikimedia Commons

Phoenix and Venom, gladiators from the TV series “American Gladiators,” pose for a photo in the gym on Combat Outpost Rawah, Iraq, Oct. 9, 2008.
Photo by by Lance Cpl Joshua Murray United States Marine Corps
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The popular reality series American Gladiators is being revived by Executive Producer Arthur Smith (Hell’s Kitchen). The original American Gladiators, which aired from 1989-1996, featured Gladiators with names such as Laser, Venom, Ice, Phoenix, Titan, Zap and Nitro in tight red, white and blue spandex who competed against amateur contestants.

Smith had this to say about the new, modern American Gladiators: “It’s a little darker, more intense, more serious. It’s a little less red, white and blue. And there’s no spandex. Spandex has left the building. Times have changed. This one is tonally different. It’s more post-apocalyptic. But it’s the same spirit. I feel Gladiators is a big, broad family show. I’ve always been a big fan of the show. But what we’re planning is a much bigger different from the original, and much different from the NBC show (referring to the brief resurrection in 2008 on NBC). There’s no show in this world that embodies that (David vs. Goliath) spirit more than Gladiators. It’s too great an idea not to grab.”

The modern Gladiator elements will be inspired from mixed martial arts and popular movies such as The Hunger Games. Smith has been developing his new concept for several months and is almost ready to shop it around to broadcast and cable networks. As soon as he finds a home for the new and improved American Gladiators he will begin taking applications for casting. Maybe you could be the next Nitro or Zap or the David that defeats Goliath.

 

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August 13th, 2014

Z Nation to Premiere on SYFY

Zombies almost wipe out the U.S. population in "Z Nation."  Photo by teujene © Wikimedia Commons

Zombies almost wipe out the U.S. population in “Z Nation.”
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It has been 3 years since the zombie virus struck that all but wiped out the country’s population. Z Nation follows a group of zombie apocalypse survivors as they transport an immune person from New York to California to the last known functioning viral lab in existence. The survivor’s antibodies are needed to create a vaccine for the few remaining humans, but he has a dark secret that may compromise everyone. In this post-zombie America, everyday people become heroes, and their stories will become the heart of Z Nation.

Z Nation stars Anastasia Baranova, DJ Qualls, Harold Perrineu, Keith Allan, Kellita Smith, Michael Welch, Russell Hodgkingson, and Tom Everett Scott.

 Z Nation, a 13-episode series, premieres Thursday, September 11th at 10:00pm on SYFY.

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August 13th, 2014

Samuel Anderson Added to Cast of Doctor Who

Arthur Darvill played the role of Rory so well that he was asked to be a regular in his second season. Photo by Gage Skidmore © Wikimedia Commons

Arthur Darvill played the role of Rory so well that he was asked to be a regular in his second season.
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Yet another new character will be introduced in the 8th Season of Doctor Who. We’ve already been familiarized with Ms. Delphox, and in episode 4 Danny Pink, played by Samuel Anderson, will be introduced. Clara (Jenna Coleman), The Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) current companion, works at the same school that Danny teaches at. That’s all we know at the moment. He could be a co-worker, a love interest, a villain, a tag-along on adventures or just a friend. But he is listed as having a recurring role, which is how Arthur Darvill’s character, Rory, began. In his second season, Darvill was promoted to a regular. It’s all how the actors portray the character and how the audience responds to them.

Doctor Who Season 8 premieres on August 23, 2014 on BBC America.

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