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July 21st, 2014

2014 Teen Choice Award Nominations, Hosted by Tyler Posey from “Teen Wolf”

Tyler Posey will emcee the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. Photo by Gage Skidmore (C) Wikimedia Commons

Tyler Posey will emcee the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.
Photo by Gage Skidmore (C) Wikimedia Commons

On June 17, nominations for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards were announced. Leading the pack is the teen soap Pretty Little Liars (CW) with 5 nominations in the drama category. The Vampire Diaries (CW) are biting on their necks with their domination (5 nominations also) in the sci-fi/fantasy category with all three leads being in the awards running as well as the series itself. Tyler Posey is nominated in the crowded actor field for his portrayal of Scott in Teen Wolf.

Speaking of wolves, Posey will host the annual event. Last year Posey took home some surfboards for Choice Male Summer TV Star while Teen Wolf won Choice Summer TV Show.

The ceremony airs live on Sunday, August 10 at 8:00pm on Fox, but until then, fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com.

The full list of TV nominees is below:

Teen Choice TV: Animated Show
Adventure Time
Family Guy
Gravity Falls
Regular Show
The Simpsons

Teen Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Debby Ryan, Jessie
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Laura Marano, Austin & Ally
Lea Michele, Glee
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project

Teen Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half Men
Chord Overstreet, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Ross Lynch, Austin & Ally

Teen Choice TV Show: Comedy
Austin & Ally
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
New Girl
Sam & Cat

Teen Choice TV Actress: Drama
Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
Maddie Hasson, Twisted
Maia Mitchell, The Fosters
Rachel Bilson, Hart of Dixie
Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars

Teen Choice TV Actor: Drama
Avan Jogia, Twisted
Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Jake T. Austin, The Fosters
Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Lucas Grabeel, Switched at Birth

Teen Choice TV Show: Drama
The Fosters
Hart of Dixie
Pretty Little Liars
Switched at Birth
Twisted

Teen Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
The Amazing Race
American Idol XIII
Masterchef Junior
Survivor
The Voice

Teen Choice TV: Reality Show
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Dance Moms
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Total Divas

Teen Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Claire Holt, The Originals
Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon a Time
Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries
Kristin Kreuk, Beauty and The Beast
Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries

Teen Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Joseph Morgan, The Originals
Josh Dallas, Once Upon a Time
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf

Teen Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Arrow
Once Upon a Time
Sleepy Hollow
Teen Wolf
The Vampire Diaries

May 28th, 2014

Season Premieres in June 2014

Tyler Posey will emcee the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. Photo by Gage Skidmore (C) Wikimedia Commons

Tyler Posey
Photo by Gage Skidmore (C) Wikimedia Commons

Some of my favorite TV show returning in June include Longmire, Beauty & the Beast, Royal Pains, Defiance, Falling Skies, Covert Affairs, Teen Wolf, Under the Dome and it’s True Blood’s final season!! What do you watch in the summertime?

Food Network Star (FOOD) Sundays @ 9:00pm, 10th Season Premiere June 1

Let the cooking begin!

Mountain Men (HISTORY) Sundays @ 9:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 1

To survive, mountain men must overcome cold, mean winters and predators, but the meanest wild beast is Mother Nature herself.

Longmire (A&E) Mondays @ 10:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 2

Walt is arrest in the Season Three premiere.

Mistresses (ABC) Mondays @ 10:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 2

To help you prepare for the Season Two premiere, ABC has put together a list of “13 Things You Need to Know” before the premiere airs.

 

Kristen Kruek Photo by Carlos Almendarez © Wikimedia Commons

Kristen Kruek
Photo by Carlos Almendarez © Wikimedia Commons

Beauty & the Beast (CW) Mondays @ 9:00pm, Season 2b Premiere June 2

Cat needs to figure out why Vincent has become full beast, but she will need a little help from friends J.T., Tess and Lowan.

Whose Line is it Anyway? (CW) Mondays @ 8:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 2

Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie continue their spontaneous improve games (without their buddy Drew Carey), prompted by ideas from the studio audience.

Man, Fire, Food (COOKING) Tuesdays @ 8:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 3

See inventive ways people cook with an open flame.

Shipping Wars (A&E) Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, 6th Season Premiere June 3

Storage Wars (A&E) Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, 6th Season Premiere June 3

Tanner Foust Photo by Diego.esquivel87 © Wikimedia Commons

Tanner Foust
Photo by Diego.esquivel87 © Wikimedia Commons

Top Gear (HISTORY) Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, 5th Season Premiere June 3 Do not confuse this Top Gear with the one that airs on BBC America. This one is hosted by Americans Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood.

Restaurant Stakeout (FOOD)

Wednesdays @ 9:00pm, 5th Season Premiere June 4

Careful, some bosses are watching even when you don’t think they are.

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (SCI) Wednesdays @ 10:00pm, 5th Season Premiere June 4

It’s a science thing for science nerds.

Party Down South (CMT) Thursdays @ 10:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 5

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (TLC) Fridays @ 9:00pm, 7th Season Premiere June 6

Finding Bigfoot (ANPL) Sundays @ 9:00pm, 6th Season Premiere June 8

Some people believe Bigfoot really exists.

Sister Wives (TLC) Sundays @ 9:00pm, 5th Season Premiere June 8

Major Crimes (TNT) Mondays @ 9:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 9

Pretty Little Liars (ABCF) Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, 5th Season Premiere June 10

They may be pretty, but they sure can tell some big ones!

Mark Feuerstein plays Dr. Hank Lawson on "Royal Pains" Photo by Phil Konstantin © Wikimedia Commons

Mark Feuerstein plays Dr. Hank Lawson on “Royal Pains”
Photo by Phil Konstantin © Wikimedia Commons

Royal Pains (USA) Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, 6th Season Premiere June 10

The Lawson brothers are back and still hanging out with their friends in the Hamptons. Tune in to see what adventures are in Hank, Evan, Paige, Divya, Boris, Jeremiah and Eddie’s future this summer.

Duck Dynasty (A&E) Wednesdays @ 10:00pm, 6th Season Premiere June 11

Graceland (USA) Wednesdays @ 10:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 11

Suits (USA) Wednesdays @ 9:00pm, 4th Season Premiere June 11

Monumental Mysteries (TRAVEL) Fridays @ 9:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 13

Discover the hidden secrets in some of America’s monuments.

Switched at Birth (ABCF) Mondays @ 8:00pm, Season 3B Premieres June 16

The Fosters (ABCF) Mondays @ 9:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 16

Perception (TNT) Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 17

It’s all a matter of perspective.

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, 5th Season Premiere June 17

Defiance (SYFY) Thursdays @ 8:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 19 Explore the game free on Wednesday, June 4.

Rectify (SUNDANCE) Thursdays @ 9:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 19

Rookie Blue (ABC) Thursdays @ 9:00pm, 5th Season Premiere June 19

Cold Justice (TNT) Fridays @ 9:00pm, Season 2B Premiere June 20

Falling Skies (TNT) Sundays @ 10:00pm, 4th Season Premiere June 22 The best show of the summer is back! Watch the trailer for Season Four. It’s better than reading words.

True Blood (HBO) Sundays @ 9:00pm, 7th Season Premiere June 22 (Final Season) Watch the final season trailer of True Blood.

Wipeout (ABC) Sundays @ 8:00pm, 7th Season Premiere June 22

Teen Wolf (MTV) Mondays @ 10:00pm, 4th Season Premiere June 23 What new challenges will Scott, Stiles and the rest of the group face this season?

Covert Affairs (USA) Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, 5th Season Premiere June 24 Who is ready for more Annie and Auggie drama? Me!!

Sullivan & Son (TBS) Tuesdays @ 10:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 24

The Next Great Baker (TLC) Tuesdays @ 9:00pm, 4th Season Premiere June 24

Big Brother (CBS) Wednesdays @ 8:00pm, 16th Season Premiere June 25

Wilfred (FXX) Wednesdays @ 10:00pm, 4th Season Premiere June 25

A man. A dog. A man who thinks he is a dog. What’s he been smoking?

Beyond Scared Straight (A&E) Thursdays @ 10:00pm, 7th Season Premiere June 26

Insane Coaster Wars (TRAVEL) Sundays @ 7:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 29

Last Tango in Halifax (PBS) Sundays @ 8:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 29

Oooo, a secret wedding for Alan & Celia! What will their daughters think when they find out?

Unforgettable (CBS) Sundays @ 10:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 29

Xtreme Waterparks (TRAVEL) Sundays @ 8:00pm, 3rd Season Premiere June 29

Under the Dome (CBS) Mondays @ 10:00pm, 2nd Season Premiere June 30

Here’s a sneak peek of Season Two. See what’s in store for those trapped Under the Dome.

 

July 12th, 2012

“Teen Wolf” Renewed for Third Season

Tyler Posey is the new Teen Wolf Photo by Gage Skidmore (C) Wikimedia Commons

Tyler Posey is the new Teen Wolf
Photo by Gage Skidmore (C) Wikimedia Commons

Scott (Tyler Posey), the teenage werewolf, is taking a chomp out of MTV as the network announces it has renewed the teen drama for a third season. MTV also doubled the size of Season 3 to include 24 episodes instead of the 12 episodes ordered for Season 2. The show is based very, very loosely on the 1985 comedy movie that starred Michael J. Fox. This new reboot of the teen wolf has a much darker aspect to it.

Teen Wolf represents a terrific foray into the scripted world for the millennial MTV audience, and marks tremendous success in the continued diversification of our schedule,” MTV’s head of programming, David Janollari, said in a statement to TVGuide. “Renewing the show for a third season celebrates the creative vision of Executive Producer Jeff Davis and the remarkable talent of the cast who bring this bona fide fan favorite to life.”

“Teen Wolf” airs Mondays @ 10:00pm on MTV.

January 26th, 2012

The Darker Side of Sci-Fi TV in 2011

Tyler Posey is the new Teen Wolf Photo by Gage Skidmore (C) Wikimedia Commons

Tyler Posey is the new Teen Wolf
Photo by Gage Skidmore (C) Wikimedia Commons

The genre of science fiction TV is brought to life on TV using a lot of imagination and contains elements such as magicians, super heroes, and mystical powers. But some of these sci-fi shows show their darker side with aliens trying to take over Earth, devils and demons running rampant in our world, vampires sucking the life out of people and werewolves attacking anything in sight. These creatures all have to beware of special people that hunt them all to try to dispose of them. Here are my favorite 6 TV shows that showed the darker side of sci-fi TV in 2011.

FALLING SKIES (TNT)
(Summer)
One again the Earth is being attacked by aliens from outer space. This time Noah Wyle (ER, The Librarian) is leading the charge to take back our home planet from these new alien creatures known as Skitters and Mechs. The Skitters take control of human children by putting a ‘harness’ on them then controlling their movements and behavior through some sort of mental communication. The humans have finally found a way to safely remove the harness (or have they?) and return the retrieved children back to their parents.

SUPERNATURAL (CW)
Fridays @ 9:00pm
When their mother was killed by a demon when they were just little tykes, Sam and Dean Winchester’s (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) father, John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), took them with him on his demon hunting adventures tracking down the demon responsible for his wife’s death. While their father was out hunting, Dean looked after Sam and learned the tricks of the trade along the way. As Dean got older he learned he gets premonitions of things to come and they’re not always good. With their dad AWOL, they guys turn to long-time friend and supernatural hunter Bobby (Jim Beaver) for help and advice. In their hunt for the demon that killed their mother, the Winchester brothers have close encounters with vampires, demons, banshees, zombies, ghosts and even the devil himself.

VAMPIRE DIARIES (CW)
Thursdays @ 8:00pm (Fall/Winter)
Brothers Damon and Stefan Salvator (Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley) look like ordinary high school students on the outside, but they are really vampires living in an old family mansion in the small town of Mystic Falls. The brothers have fallen for the lovely Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) who also lives in Mystic Falls and is the spitting image of Katherine, a vampiress the brothers both loved in 1864. Other supernatural creatures also live in Mystic Falls. Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) is Elena’s best friend and also a witch, and Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) is a werewolf, an arch enemy of vampires. The Vampire Diaries is based on the book written by L.J. Smith.

V (ABC)
(2009- 2011)
In a 1980s remake, the Visitors are back on Earth secretly trying to take it over. There is a rebel alliance forming of people who have learned the truth surrounding the V’s but others are blinded by the technology and tricked by the human disguises the lizards wear. With too little too late attitudes being said of the action and little revealing of the lizards true skin underneath, and half the cast being offed in the first season finale, V was cancelled after its second season. Click here to check out some other human-looking aliens.

GRIMM (NBC)
Fridays @ 9:00pm (Fall/Winter)
The creatures from Grimm’s Fairy Tales are walking among us disguised as real people. Only special people known as “Grimm’s” can see these mythical creatures in order to track them down. Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) learns about his mythical powers when his aunt dies and leaves him her trailer full of Grimm creature history including weapons to fight them with and diaries full of insider information. Nick accidently befriends one of the creatures, who goes by the human name of Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), and the two become uncomfortable allies.

TEEN WOLF (MTV)
Summers
You might recognize the names of the characters in this reboot of a classic film but that’s when the similarities end as this show has a darker side than the original comedy. Teenager Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) is a high school Lacrosse player who mainly rides the pine until he discovers his secret identity and the fast, cat-like powers that come with being a teenage werewolf. Scott’s best friend Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) is still by his side accompanying him in his daily adventures and occasionally covering for him when Scott accidently goes all wolf on him because he is still learning how to control his powers.

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September 2nd, 2009

MTV Reboots “Teen Wolf”

Tyler Posey at the 2013 WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center. Photo by Gage Skidmore (C) Wikimedia Commons

Tyler Posey at the 2013 WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Photo by Gage Skidmore (C) Wikimedia Commons

With all the remakes of classic films on the horizon, Hollywood must be short of inspirational writers these days. Coming up this season are the reboots of the 80s classics Parenthood on NBC and V on ABC, just to name a couple. Now MTV is jumping on the bandwagon with a remake of the 1985 flick Teen Wolf that starred Michael J. Fox as a teenager in high school who discovers that he is a werewolf. The new Teen Wolf starring Tyler Posey will have a darker side than the original. It is written by Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds), who executive produces the pilot with Marty Adelstein (Fox’s Prison Break) and Rene Echevarria (ABC’s Castle).