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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 7 – “Reading is Fundamental”

Jensen Ackles in SUPERNATURAL - Season 7 - "Reading is Fundamental" | ©2012 The CW/Liane Hentscher

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Rachel Miner, Osric Chau, Benito Martinez, Emily Holmes, Adrian Glynn McMorran Writer: Ben Edlund, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Ben Edlund Network: The CW, Fridays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 4, 2012 Since SUPERNATURAL staffer Ben Edlund is the creator of THE TICK and scripted some of the funniest episodes in modern dramatic series television (“Jaynestown” on FIREFLY and “Smile Time” on ANGEL), when he writes and directs an installment of something, it automatically merits watching. “Reading is Fundamental” isn’t an all-out laugh fest, but it has a ribbon of humor […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – Season 3 – “Choke”

Mark Salling in GLEE - Season 3 - "Choke" | ©2012 Fox/Mike Yarish

Stars: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz Writer: Marti Noxon Director: Michael Uppendahl Network: Fox, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: May 1, 2012 With graduation looming for many of the students at McKinley High, the recent stories for GLEE have become more focused. Whereas most TV shows would deal with graduation and the end of high school during the last couple of the episodes, GLEE has made it a point to wring every kind of […]Read On »

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 14 Recap: William Levy leads, Driver disappoints

Cheryl Burke and William Levy in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 14 | ©2012 ABC/Craig Sjodin

It was game on tonight on DANCING WITH THE STARS. All couples brought out their best moves and tricks. Some worked, some faltered. But, with a double elimination coming their way Tuesday, this wasn’t the time to play it safe. William Levy & Cheryl Burke topped the leader board tonight with a perfect 30 in their first round. The couples’ second round dances were accompanied by another male or female pro of their choice. Levy & Burke choose Tony Dovolani to grace the floor with them during their Paso Doble, keeping them in first place at the end of the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CASTLE star Tamala Jones examines Lanie Parish

Ed F. Martin and Tamala Jones in CASTLE - Season 4 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

CASTLE has its fourth-season finale tonight, Monday at 10 PM on ABC, but never fear – the Nielsen Top 20 series has been renewed for a fifth season. Created by Andrew W. Marlowe, CASTLE follows the adventures of Nathan Fillion’s character, popular mystery writer Richard Castle, who has teamed up with NYPD homicide detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) and helps her solve cases while the two deal with their growing deep personal interest in one another. However, Castle and Beckett wouldn’t get very far in their investigations without knowing how the victims died. Enter medical examiner Lanie Parish, played by […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRINGE – Season 4 – “Brave New World – Part 1”

Joshua Jackson in FRINGE - Season 4 - "Brave New World - Part 1" | ©2012 Fox/Michael Courtney

Cast: Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Anna Torv, Seth Gabel, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole Writer: J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner, Akiva Goldsman Director: Joe Chappelle Network: Fox, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: May 4, 2012 As FRINGE enters its Season 4 homestretch with the first of a two part season finale “Brave New World – Part 1,” the series finally brings all the season’s disparate pieces to the fore and the real villain finally emerges. Before we get to the nitty gritty, here’s a brief recap. For some time, we’ve known that villainous David Robert Jones (Jared Harris) has been up to […]Read On »

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 recap: Skylar Laine Kicked Off, Four Left

Skylar Laine and Hollie Cavanaugh wait for the final results on AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 | (c) 2012 Fox

Cast: Ryan Seacrest, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson Network: Fox, airs Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. Original Telecast: May 3, 2012 After tonight there were only four contestants left on the world’s greatest karaoke competition, AMERICAN IDOL. But who got the boot? By now, you know that Skylar Laine was kicked off the show with Hollie Cavanaugh also in the bottom. I’ll get to how the results were broken down and as usual I will spare you all the fluff including two performances from Coldplay (which is actually pretty cool), a performance from former IDOL winner Carrie Underwood, […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 7 – “The Family in the Feud”

Booth (David Boreanaz) takes an unexpected fall in BONES The Family in the Feud | (c) 2012 Patrick McElhenney/Fox

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Ryan O’Neal, Carla Gallo, Patricia Belcher, William Sanderson, Rebecca Tilley, Joe Adler, Ezra Buzzington, MacKenzie Mauzy, Tico Wells, J.P. Manoux Writers: Pat Charles & Janet Lin, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Original Telecast: April 30, 2012 Given that BONES tends to divide its episodes between the arc story where something important happens to the characters and the procedural story where they solve a crime (usually never to be […]Read On »

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Interview: MAGIC CITY’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan Mobs His Way Through Miami

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Ike Evans in MAGIC CITY | (c) 2012 Starz

In Starz’s drama MAGIC CITY, which airs Fridays at 10 PM, the Miramar Hotel in 1959Miami is awash with both glamour and crime. In the series created by Mitch Glazer, celebrities visit, as do mobsters and Cubans fleeing revolutionaryHavana. Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Ike Evans, the hotel manager who presides over this little kingdom, which – along with his new wife (Olga Kurylenko) and two sons (StevenStrait, Christian Cooke) – is everything to him. Ike built theMiramar with help from silent partner Ben “the Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston). Unfortunately for Ike, Ben is now much less silent, leading to a […]Read On »

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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’ Marguerite MacIntyre doesn’t have it easy as sheriff – Exclusive Interview

Marguerite MacIntyre as Sheriff Forbes on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES | © 2012 Bob Mahoney/The CW

Being the sheriff of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES setting ofMystic Falls,Virginia is no picnic. Sure, it may look like a picturesque small town, but the place is full of vampires, werewolves, hybrids and ghosts. However, Sheriff Liz Forbes, played by Marguerite MacIntyre, has shown she’s up to the task, even after having to deal with the fact that her own teenaged daughter Caroline (Candice Accola) is now a member of the undead. MacIntyre has previous experience playing a parental figure to an unusual adolescent – she was adoptive mom Nicole Trager on KYLE XY. The Michigan-born actress has worked in theatre, […]Read On »

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TV Review: EUREKA – Season 5 – “Force Quit”

Colin Ferguson as Jack Carter in EUREKA | (c) 2012 Justin Stephens/Syfy

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Niall Matter, Kavan Smith, Wil Wheaton Writer: Terri Hughes Burton Director: Mike Rohl Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: April 30, 2012 When last we left EUREKA, the ground crew had found where the doomed Astraeus had gone, but was too late to rescue the ship’s crew, being kept in a virtual trance by the evil Beverly Barlow (Debrah Farantino) under the command of Senator Wen (Ming Na). And Jack (Colin Ferguson) had just figured out that Wen was behind the removal. In “Force Quit,” the key is to find out […]Read On »

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