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March 11th, 2014

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge to Premiere on SYFY

Ten aspiring creature creators compete for a prize worth up to $100,000 plus an opportunity to work at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. All they have to do is out-imagine the next guy and be able to build mechanical characters in order to bring inanimate objects to life. Serving as mentors on the series will be animatronics master John Criswell, world-renowned designer Peter Brooke, mechanization and fabrication and artistic specialist Julie Zobel. Working alongside the creature creators they will be available for consultation and hands-on assistance. The creative challenges in the series will show the process behind creature building, from conceptual design to sculpting, mechanization and fabrication. Each episode will end with on-set performances of the elaborate and life-like creations. The creature creators will be tasked to create everything from hand puppets to large-scale theatrical creatures that can master the balance between realism and fantasy. Judging the whimsical beasts will be lead judge Brian Henson, Chairman of the Jim Henson Company and the Creature Shop. Additional judges include Creature Fabricator Beth Hathaway, credited with her works on Edward Scissorhands, Jurassic Park and The Walking Dead, and Creature Designer Kirk R. Thatcher who has worked on Return of the Jedi, Gremlins and E.T. Gigi Edgley will host.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge premieres Tuesday, March 25 at 10:00pm on SYFY.

January 6th, 2014

Bitten to Premiere on SYFY

Based on the Women of the Otherworld novels by #1 NY Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong, Bitten is an emotionally charged supernatural thriller starring Laura Vandervoort as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence. Desperate to escape both a world she never wanted to be part of and the man who turned her into a werewolf, Elena has abandoned her pack and taken refuge in a new city. There, she works as a photographer and hides her werewolf existence from her new boyfriend. When bodies start turning up in her pack’s backyard, Elena finds herself back at Stonehaven, the werewolves’ ancestral domain. Torn between two worlds and two loves, she quickly realizes that – when push comes to shove – she’ll stop at nothing to defend her pack. Bitten premieres Monday, January 13 at 10:00pm on SYFY.

 

September 6th, 2013

New on TV: September 8-14

 

Nathan's reaction to the barn blowing up after Audrey goes in.

*denotes new TV series

 

Sunday, September 8

9:00pm Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

The sale of alcohol is illegal in America but that doesn’t stop entrepreneurs like Enoch “Nucky” Thompson from selling alcohol. Last season, Nucky won the war but lost the girl. This season he has a new war and a new foe in Valentin Narciss (Jeffrey Wright) who tries to muscle in on Chalky’s action. Speakeasy owner Sally Wheet (Patricia Arquette) makes Nucky a business offer from Florida he can’t refuse. (Or maybe he can.) Capone’s two brothers, played by Domenick Lombardozzi and Morgan Spector, step in to help with the operation in Cicero. Boardwalk Empire” is inspired by portions of the non-fiction book “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City” authored by Nelson Johnson.

7:00pm Football Night in America (NBC)

8:00pm *Last Tango in Halifax (PBS)

When childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia (Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid) are both widowed in their 70’s, they reconnect (over the internet, no less) and lament over what could have been and what still can be. They both have adult daughters bringing their own personal drama to the table. Caroline (Sarah Lancashire), Celia’s daughter, worries about her mom rushing into a new relationship so quickly but has her own problems with an adulterous husband. Alan’s daughter, Gillian (Nicola Walker), works at a local supermarket as well as running the family farm. She is a widow who is involved with a younger, vibrant guy who is having a hard time keeping his hands off her and she also has a brother-in-law who is convinced she was involved in the death of her husband. Both daughters want their parents to be happy, but they can’t help but meddle in their lives.

8:30pm Sunday Night Football (NBC)

  

Monday, September 9

8:00pm Monday Night Football (ESPN)

 

Tuesday, September 10

10:00pm Sons of Anarchy (FX)

Ex-U.S. Marshal Lee Toric (guest star Donal Logue), brother of the nurse Otto killed, tries to convince Tara and Clay to rat on Jax and the club. One of them will. Jax and Nero expand their business by partnering with Madam Colette Jane (guest star Kim Dickens.)

 

Wednesday, September 11

8:00pm The X Factor (FOX)

Is America ready for more bad singing and the criticizing Simon Cowell? Adapted from his U.K. version and unlike “American Idol,” ” X Factor” is open to groups, people as young as 12 can audition, there is no upper age limit, and judges will also mentor contestants, not unlike “The Voice.” Oh, and there’s also the prize money: $5 million – the largest purse in television history.

10:00pm *Too Young to Marry? (Oxygen)

Young teen lovers are determined to tie the knot despite all the people telling them they are making the biggest mistake of their lives, and that they are too young to get married.

 

Friday, September 13

10:00pm Haven (SYFY)

When we last saw Audrey she was in the barn holding a dying James who informs her the only way to avoid going into the barn for 27 years is to kill Nathan. Although, it would end the troubles forever this is not something Audrey can do, so she resigns herself to enduring 27 years in the barn alone. Nathan and Duke try to stop her but are unsuccessful. The barn implodes as Audrey walks into it and Duke dives in with her wanting to protect her while she is on the other side.

September 6th, 2013

Haven Premieres Friday the 13th

Audrey says goodbye to Nathan before going into the barn.

When we last saw Audrey she was in the barn holding a dying James who informs her the only way to avoid going into the barn for 27 years is to kill Nathan. Although, it would end the troubles forever this is not something Audrey can do, so she resigns herself to enduring 27 years in the barn alone. Nathan and Duke try to stop her but are unsuccessful. The barn implodes as Audrey walks into it and Duke dives in with her wanting to protect her while she is on the other side.

The 4th season of Haven premieres Friday, September 13 @ 10:00pm on SYFY.

May 10th, 2013

“Primeval: New World” to Premiere on SYFY

Why are dinosaurs suddenly showing up in Vancouver? A team of animal experts and scientists are called upon to answer that question in “Primeval New World.” The Special Projects Group, led by Evan Cross (Niall Matter), includes Mac Rendell (Danny Rahim), a security specialist, Toby Nance (Crystal Lowe), a physics prodigy and Dylan Weir (Sara Canning), a predator control expert. The team receives a “little” help from the government in the form of Lieutenant Ken Leeds (Geoff Gustafson) who used to head up a department that, at one time,  investigated alien life forms and anomalies. Amanda Tapping (“Sanctuary” and “Stargate”) is on board to direct several episodes.

Primeval: New World premieres Saturday, June 8 @ 10:00pm on  SYFY.

May 8th, 2013

“Sinbad” to Premiere on SYFY

The cast of Sinbad

Newcomer Elliot Knight takes on the role of legendary character “Sinbad.”  Lord Akbari (Naveen Andrews) casts a curse on Sinbad when he accidently kills his son forcing Sinbad to leave his home. The curse doesn’t allow Sinbad on dry land for more than a day so he takes to the seas on a quest to search for an antidote for the curse. The Providence, a trusty, seaworthy ship, becomes his new home and travelers he meets along the way become his friends including a sailor named Gunnar (Elliot Cowan), Rina (Marama Corlett), a jewel thief, Nala (Estella Daniels) the aristocrat and the doctor/cook, Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas).

Sinbad premieres Saturday, June 8 @ 9:00pm on SYFY.

July 22nd, 2012

New on TV: July 22 – 28, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cast of "Warehouse 13"

8:00pm The Bachelor Pad (ABC)

Super fans join familiar faces at the mansion; The men and women couple up for a group challenge. Season Premiere.

 

9:00pm Warehouse 13 (SYFY)

“A New Hope” – When a high level diplomat is taken out on their watch, FBI Agents Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering (Eddie McClintock & Joanne Kelly ) are sent to Warehouse 13 where secret unusual artifacts are housed. Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek ) keeps track of all the millions of artifacts stored in the warehouse. He tasks his new recruits in tracking down and retrieving artifacts such as Nikola Tesla’s gun, The Farnsworth communicator, Lewis Carroll’s Mirror, Robin Hood’s Crossbow, and many more that are out in the world creating havoc or are just plain dangerous. Eventually computer wizard Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) joins the team. In the season opener, the team’s only hope is racing to the other side of the Earth to hunt down an obscure and dangerous artifact.  Read more on “Warehouse 13″ here. Season Premiere.

 

10:00pm Alphas (SYFY)

“Wake Up Call” – Five ordinary people become extraordinary people when they discover they have superhuman physical and mental abilities. The Alphas team is led by psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), an expert in the Alpha phenomena. In the season opener, when two of their own team are taken hostage, the team must come back together in order to save their lives.  ”Alphas” also stars Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Laura Mennell, Ryan Cartwright, and Azita Ghanizada. Season Premiere.

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

 

10:00pm Top Chef Masters (BRAVO)

“The Buffet Must Go” – The chefs play a culinary card game for ingredients; creating a high end buffet for the Vegas strip tp feed performers. It’s a charity competition for renowned chefs who compete against each other for the title of “Top Chef Master” and a purse of $100,000 for their favorite charity. Hosted by celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Season Premiere.

 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

 

9:00pm *3 (CBS)

“My Guy is Out There” – April Francis, Rachel Harley and Libby Lopez meet for the first time; emotions run high as the women meet eligible men. Series Premiere.

 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

 

10:00am *Hideous Houses (A&E)

“Throw Out the Crap, Bring in the Cool!” – Home renovation experts give neighborhood eyesores much needed makeovers. Series Premiere.

 

April 17th, 2012

“Doctor Who” Gets a New Companion This Summer

dr who jenna-louise1Farewell Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill).

Later this year, Jenna-Louise Coleman will become The Doctor’s (Matt Smith) new sweater-wearing companion on Doctor Who. Coleman will replace Karen Gillan, who, in addition to Arthur Darvill, will make a “heartbreaking departure after one final series of roller-coaster voyages.”

Here, Karen and Matt give advice to the new girl.

“It’s not often The Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it’s about to happen Jenna is going to lead him on his merriest dance yet,” executive producer Steven Moffat said of the new character. “Who she’s playing, how The Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by The Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl.”

What do you think of the new companion?

Click here for a Season 7 teaser trailer.

April 11th, 2010

“Doctor Who” is Back in a New Skin

Dr Who Matt Smith Eleventh_Doctor

New Spring TV Series and Season Premieres for April 11-17, 2010

A new season begins with a newly regenerated Doctor in “The Eleventh Hour.” A new season of Dr. Who (video) premieres on Saturday, April 17 at 9:00pm on BBC America. The Doctor has regenerated so fans will have to become accustomed to a brand new Doctor (Matt Smith) who’s the same inside but looks different on the outside. For a special look inside the most successful sci-fi TV program ever check out “Dr. Who: The Ultimate Guide” at 8:00pm right before the season premiere.

DVRers Take Note: The BBCA schedule shows The Graham Norton Show premiering after Dr. Who at 10:10pm, so be sure to set your timers accordingly

 

Look for 5 other new season premieres and 10 brand new series premieres in the week of April eleventh through the seventeenth. Read Dr. Who Season Premiere and More for all the updates.

January 17th, 2010

Fringe’s “Johari Window” is a Stand-Alone Episode

Walter Bishop Appearances can deceive as is depicted in Fringe’s latest episode, Johari Window. And, of course, it has something to do with past experiments the Dr. Bishop was involved in. The deformed people of a small town have found a way to mask their deformities from the rest of the world, which is quite alright, because it is experiments that were done on them long ago that caused the deformities to begin with. But the masking comes undone if the people leave the town. Will their secret remain safe? Find out HERE.

Photo: John Nobel as Dr. Walter Bishop

[Source: Fringe; Photo Credit/Copyright: fox.com/fringe]