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Exclusive Interview: ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND co-creator Zack Estrin chats spin-off

Sophie Lowe is Alice in ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Wonderland, the absurdist magical realm originally created by Lewis Carroll in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, has already been visited by the characters in ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME. This means that viewers of ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, the ONCE spin-off that premieres Thursday, October 10 at 8 PM, will have seen the place before, but the characters are all new. Alice (Sophie Lowe) is trapped in an England where no one believes she’s been to Wonderland – and she’s desperate to return so she can rescue her true love Cyrus (Peter Gadiot), who is the Genie of the Lamp, […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “The Lesser Key of Solomon”

Tom Mison in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 - "The Lesser Key of Solomon" | ©2013 Fox/Brownie Harris

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, Nicholas Gonzalez, Carsten Norgaard Writer: Damian Kindler, story by Phillip Iscove, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Paul Edwards Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: October 7, 2013 SLEEPY HOLLOW adds creative historical footnotes to its already impressive list of assets. In “The Lesser Key of Solomon,” we learn that Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) orchestrated the Boston Tea Party in order to steal a mystical item (see the episode title) from the Hessians. The Horseman was/is one of […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE TOMORROW PEOPLE – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Peyton List as Cara in THE TOMORROW PEOPLE "Pilot" | (c) 2013 Barbara Nitke/The CW

Stars: Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Aaron Yoo, Madeleine Mantock, Mark Pellegrino Writer: Phil Klemmer, series created by Greg Berlanti & Phil Klemmer & Julie Plec, based on the British series created by Roger Damon Price Director: Danny Cannon Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: October 9, 2013 THE TOMORROW PEOPLE was originally a British TV series, created by Roger Damon Price, that ran for sixty-eight episodes over eight seasons, 1973-1979, back in the days when the title didn’t seem quite so silly. It was revived in 1992, and now writers/producers Phil Klemmer & Greg Berlanti […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 9 – “The Sense in the Sacrifice”

Booth (David Boreanaz) searches for Brennan in the "The Sense in the Sacrifice" episode of BONES | (c) 2013 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Patricia Belcher, Andrew Leeds, Reed Diamond, Mather Zickel, Robert Curtis Brown Writer: Jonathan Collier, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Kate Woods Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Original Telecast: October 7, 2013 BONES is, among other things, a crime procedural. We spend a lot of time watching our heroes process evidence. However, when it comes to serial killer Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds), they and we know that evidence is often falsified. So what should everyone believe […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Sam Eidson rolls the eight-sided dice, and comes out with ZERO CHARISMA

ZERO CHARISMA | ©2013 Tribeca Film

For the straight set, the year’s most acclaimed performance belongs to Cate Blanchett as the unhinged, train engine of social destruction who blasts her formerly well-ordered life to smithereens, alienating friends and family with the effectiveness of a atom bomb in her absolute selfishness. However, it’s not like a whole bunch of physically and socially awkward role-playing viewers are going to exactly identify with the plight of a former doyenne of the Manhattan social scene. Instead, the actor they will undoubtedly call their own BLUE JASMINE is an Austinite named Sam Eidson, who takes on Orc-like fury as Scott, an […]Read On »

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Interview: Todd McFarlane on SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE

SUPERHEROES A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE | (c) 2013 PBS

SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is a three-hour documentary on comic books and the culture they’ve created that airs Tuesday October 15 on PBS. Documentarian Michael Kantor says, “We made this series so that no parent would ever throw out their kids’ comic books again. This series is not just for comic book geeks – it’s funded both by the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment of Humanities, and it contextualizes the stories of comic book superheroes within the greater history, that of the Great Depression, World War II, the congressional witch hunts of the 1950s, the Watergate […]Read On »

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 17 – Week 4 Recap: Valerie Harper exits

Valerie Harper and Tristan Macmanus in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 17 | ©2013 ABC/Adam Taylor

Stars: Leah Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, Corbin Bleu, Brant Daugherty, Bill Engvall, Amber Riley, Valerie Harper, Jack Osbourne, Nicole Polizzi, Christina Milian Network: ABC, airs Mondays Original Telecast: Oct. 7th, 2013 It’s a sad, sad day on DANCING WITH THE STARS, Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus were eliminated on week four of the competition. Skill wise it was the right choice but heart wise, no way, not even close. She had us at hello and now it’s already time to say goodbye. No one has ever had the ability to take things in stride like Harper who managed to smile week […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Katia Winter awakens SLEEPY HOLLOW

Katia Winter in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Michael Lavine

Most of the characters in Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, Mondays at 9 PM, are dealing with some pretty strange situations. Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, has just awakened in 2013 and must stop the impending Apocalypse. His one ally, police lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), must aid Ichabod while dealing with strange visions of her own. Meanwhile, Ichabod’s wife Katrina, played by Katia Winter, is trapped in a netherworld. Her witchcraft preserved Ichabod over the centuries and allows Katrina to give her spouse some cryptic warnings, but her current circumstances look pretty dire. Actress Winter, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jenna Dewan-Tatum puts a spell on WITCHES OF EAST END

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in THE WITCHES OF EAST END | ©2013 Lifetime

In Lifetime’s new Sunday 10 PM series WITCHES OF EAST END, adapted by Maggie Friedman from the novels by Melissa de la Cruz, virtually immortal witch Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) has been trying to keep the family’s magical heritage a secret from her two daughters. However, the two young women, Freya, played by Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Ingrid, played by Rachel Boston, learn they are both witches who have been reincarnated as siblings born to Joanna many times before. The trick this time will be staying alive. Dewan-Tatum, who originally studied to be a dancer in her native Connecticut, has some […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “For the Triumph of Evil”

Nicole Beharie in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 - "For The Triumph of Evil" | ©2013 Fox/Brownie Harris

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, Nicholas Gonzalez, Marti Matulis, Matt Medrano, Michael Teh Writer: Jose Molina, story by Phillip Iscove, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: John F. Showalter Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 30, 2013 Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, three episodes in, looks like a winner. The show’s tone is somewhere between THE X-FILES and SUPERNATURAL, even evoking the joy of the original classic NIGHT STALKER. The characters have a proper sense of dread and respect for procedure, but they’re perfectly […]Read On »

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