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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 – Week 8 – Trio Dance Night – Terrell Owens is out

Terell Owens and Cheryl Burke in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Frankie Muniz, Terrell Owens, Jordan Fisher, Victoria Arlen, Drew Scott, Lindsey Stirling Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: Nov. 6th, 2017 DANCING WITH THE STARS did something tonight they never have done before. They brought back former champs and one runner-up to dance alongside current contestants. And what a treat it was to see Alfonso Ribeiro dance again with Witney Carson & present partner Frankie Muniz. And watching Corbin Bleu Salsa next to Jordan Fisher & Lindsey Arnold tremendously entertained the audience and judges who gave them a perfect score, along with a previous one for the duos’ Quickstep. […]Read On »

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BERLIN STATION: Actor Leland Orser on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Leland Orser in BERLIN STATION - Season 2 | ©2017 Epix

In Epix’s BERLIN STATION, in its second season on Sunday nights, Leland Orser plays CIA operative Robert Kirsch. In Season 1, a mission went bad, Robert’s fellow operative, Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), turned out to be leaking secrets to the German press, and Robert’s boss and good friend Steven Frost (Richard Jenkins) was fired from the agency. This season, there’s a new head of station, BB Yates (Ashley Judd), who develops a different kind of relationship with Robert as the Berlin station tries to prevent a neo-Nazi terrorist attack. At the same time, Robert’s adolescent son Noah (Brandon Spink) comes […]Read On »

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RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION: Creator Rawson Marshall Thurber on new comedy series – Interview

Ryan Hansen and Samira Wiley in RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES - Season 1 | ©2017 YouTube Red

In the new YouTube Red comedy series RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION, actor Ryan Hansen plays an oblivious version of himself. This Ryan Hansen is being followed around by a reality TV crew as he helps, and annoys, LAPD Detective Jessica Mathers (Samira Wiley) catch criminals. RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION was created by Rawson Marshall Thurber, a writer/director whose feature credits include the cult comedy DODGEBALL, WE’RE THE MILLERS, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE and the upcoming actioner SKYSCRAPER. ASSIGNMENT X: Did RYAN HANSEN SOLVES CRIMES ON TELEVISION fit into your movie-making schedule? RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER: It sure did. I […]Read On »

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KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD: Co-creator Tara Butters on new ABC series – Interview

KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD key art | ©2017 ABC

In ABC’s Tuesday night fantasy dramedy KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, Jason Ritter plays Kevin Finn. Kevin is a one-time Wall Street whiz who has returned to small-town Texas to stay with his widowed sister Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and her teen daughter Reese (Chloe East) after suffering a breakdown. Kevin’s life is changed when a meteor crashes into a nearby field, accompanied by “Warrior of God” Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory). Yvette informs the astonished Kevin that he is one of the thirty-six righteous people on Earth – it is his task to find the other thirty-five. Yvette, who protects […]Read On »

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S.W.A.T.: Executive producer Shawn Ryan on new reboot – Interview

Shemar Moore as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson in S.W.A.T. - Season 1 | ©2017 CBS / Monty Brinton

Although it shares the same name as its 1975 predecessor (and the 2003 feature film), CBS’ Thursday night drama SWAT is largely a new endeavor. While the Special Weapons and Tactics squad is still named Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson and we still hear Barry De Vorzon’s indelible theme music, this SWAT is a much more grounded take on the heavily armed crisis division of the police department. Set in and around South Central Los Angeles, the new SWAT deals extensively not only with police response to violent crime, but also the strained relationship between the department and the often mistrustful community […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 25 – Week 7 – Vanessa Lachey and Nikki Bella double elimination

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 25 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Vanessa Lachey, Nikki Bella, Frankie Muniz, Terrell Owens, Jordan Fisher, Victoria Arlen, Drew Scott, Lindsey Stirling Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: October 30th, 2017 Wow! Once again DANCING WITH THE STARS pulls a fast one on the dancing duos. In fact, it was such a mind blower that it appeared that even the hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews had no prior knowledge of it, unless they are very good actors. Out of no where it was revealed, while two couples stayed in jeopardy at the end of the show, that both of the couples – Vanessa Lachey […]Read On »

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Dorking Out – Episode 70: The David Fincher’s Mindhunter and STAR TREK DISCOVERY Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks! We’re back from our hiatus to review the new 10-episode Netflix series MINDHUNTER, which is executive produced by David Fincher. It’s a basically a prequel to the modern-day procedural, and we’ve got a lot to say about it. In our second segment, we catch up a bit with what movies we’ve been watching. Sonia has been nonstop watching horror movies, including CARNIVAL OF SOULS and DIARY OF A MADMAN while Chris has actually gone to the theater to see AMERICAN MADE, MARSHALL and PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMAN. And finally, Chris and our STAR TREK experts Jeff Bond and Alexandra […]Read On »

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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Actor Wilson Cruz on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Wilson Cruz at the official premiere of CBS’ STAR TREK DISCOVERY

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is the first STAR TREK series to premiere on a streaming service – CBS All-Access, which introduces new episodes on Sunday nights. It is the first STAR TREK series to have such a large budget, and the first to have such a serialized storyline. Set ten years before STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is the first STAR TREK series to be led by a black woman character, Lt. Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green. One more first for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – it has a committed gay couple. Anthony Rapp plays Discovery crew member […]Read On »

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TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY: Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje plays detective in new ABC series – Interview

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY - Season 1 | ©2017 ABC/Eric McCandless

As its title suggests, ABC’s Sunday night miniseries TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY takes place over the course of a week-and-a-half in L.A. County. Kyra Sedgwick (also an executive producer here) stars as TV producer/writer Jane Sadler. Jane, who previously made documentaries, is doing her first drama series, concerned with police corruption, which is closer to reality than some people would like. Jane is also in the middle of a hostile marital separation when her young daughter Lake (Abigail Pniowsky) vanishes from their home in the middle of the night. Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje (when asked, he cordially supplies the correct pronunciation: […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Haley Bennett, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Amy Schumer, Scott Haze, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey Writer: Jason Hall, based on the book by David Finkel Director: Jason Hall Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: October 27, 2017 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE takes its title from the phrase commonly uttered to U.S. soldiers home from the war. The film, based on a nonfiction bestseller by David Finkel, follows several U.S. Army Iraq War veterans as they return home to Topeka, Kansas in 2007. While a number of other veterans and their families figure in THANK YOU […]Read On »

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