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DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 14 Recap: Perfect scores for Menounos and Levy for a tight race

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 14 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: Donald Driver, Katherine Jenkins, William Levy, Maria Menounos Network: ABC, airs Mondays, Tuesdays Original Telecast: May 14th, 2012 Unbelievable is how I would describe tonight’s DANCING WITH THE STARS Semi Finals. No one received less than a nine and Bruno Tonioli was giving out tens like candy! By far the closest competition in DWTS history, it’s anyone’s game who will win at this point. The couples had two dances to deliver tonight and boy did they deliver! Maria Menounos & Derek Hough, again, scored a perfect 30, as did William Levy & Cheryl Burke. But right on their heels, […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Fox says THE FOLLOWING is the next 24

Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy in THE FOLLOWING - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Patrick Ecclesine

While speaking to the press this morning before Fox’s Upfront presentation in New York, Kevin Reilly, Fox’s Entertainment President Kevin Reilly teased that the 15-episode mid-seasons series THE FOLLOWING starring Kevin Bacon as an ex-FBI agent who is brought back in to track down an elusive serial killer (James Purefoy) could be a successor to their former Kiefer Sutherland hit 24. “I think we found it,” says Reilly. “Kevin Williamson, who created DAWSON’S CREEK and the SCREAM franchise — he’s the real deal. He pitched us a highly serialized show tracking down a serial killer. The pilot ended up being […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BONES executive producer Stephen Nathan on Season 7 and beyond

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 7 - "The Suit on the Set" | ©2012 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Fox has renewed BONES for an eighth season. The series, developed by Hart Hanson from the novels by Kathy Reichs, concerns the shared adventures of forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz), who last season finally got together romantically and this season have a baby daughter and a home together. Tonight, the Season Seven finale airs at 8 PM. BONES executive producer Stephen Nathan, who shares show-running duties with Hanson, talks in this exclusive interview about where the show has been and where it’s going, including some hints about what we can expect […]Read On »

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Interview: Katharine McPhee makes a SMASH with the Season 1 finale

Katharine McPhee in SMASH - Season 1 | ©2012 NBC/Patrick Randak

NBC’s SMASH, set in the world of Broadway musicals, has its first season finale tonight at 10 PM. Never fear – the show has been renewed for a second season. This year, one of the main plotlines has been the rivalry between veteran musical chorus member Ivy Bell, played by musical theatre veteran Megan Hilty, and New York newcomer Karen Cartwright, played by Katharine McPhee in her first scripted TV series lead. McPhee, a Los Angeles native, shot to pop fame as the runner-up in the 2006 fifth season of AMERICAN IDOL. Since then, she’s appeared in feature films, including […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the DARK SHADOWS Los Angeles Premiere

Johnny Depp at the World Premiere of DARK SHADOWS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Infinitum Nihil/GK Films/Zanuck Company production, a Tim Burton film held the Los Angeles Premiere for DARK SHADOWS on May 7th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. In 1966 DARK SHADOWS aired on television with Jonathan Frid, who passed away on April 13, 2012 as Barnabas Collins, and the story continued in 1991 with Ben Cross as Barnabas. Now Johnny Depp takes on the role. Brought to the movie-going audience by Tim Burton you can expect something spectacular in the Tim Burton way! Walking the black carpet were the stars […]Read On »

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Interview: DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES creator Marc Cherry talks series finale and eight years on Wisteria Lane

Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longira, Felicity Huffman in DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - Season 8 - "Finishing the Hat" - Series Finale | ©2012 ABC/Ron Tom

After eight seasons, ABC’s drama-with-comedy DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES concludes its run tonight, Sunday May 13, with a special two-hour episode that begins at 9 PM. Marc Cherry, the show’s creator and executive producer, talks about various aspects of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES over the years, as well as how long he’s known how it would end and what to look for in the final episode. ASSIGNMENT X: The friendships between the women of Wisteria Lane are deep but tend to be very conflicted … MARC CHERRY: One of the things that I learned on THE GOLDEN GIRLS is you want your ensemble of […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 7 – “The Suit on the Set”

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 7 - "The Suit on the Set" | ©2012 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Scott Lowell, John Ducey, Rosalind Chao, Hal Ozsan, Ashley Jones, Jordan Belfi, Chris Williams, Amy Landers, Michael Charles Roman, Rene Rosado, Abhi Sinha Writer: Karine Rosenthal, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Emile Levisetti Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: May 7, 2012 As with so many shows about celebrity sleuths, BONES finally gets around to the episode, “The Suit on the Set,” where somebody is making a movie of one of Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) books, […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRINGE – Season 4 – “Brave New World – Part 2” – Season Finale

Anna Torv and Rebecca Mader in FRINGE - Season 4 - "Brave New World - Part 2" - Season Finale | ©2012 Fox/Liane Hentscher

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 11, 2012 There are many puzzle pieces in play during the second half of the FRINGE Season 4 finale – “Brave New World – Part 2.” All the plot strands that have been set up during Season 4 get some kind of pay-off in an enjoyable if a little underwhelming wrap-up which would have probably worked better if it was aired in a solid two-hour block as opposed to […]Read On »

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UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING leads the new releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week

UNDERWORLD AWAKENING | (c) 2012 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING – I’m just glad to see Kate Beckinsale in full body spandex again, who cares how good the movie is or isn’t. OK, that’s not true, well at least not partially true – it is awesome to see her again in spandex. After the so-called […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE ROAD (2012)

The Road (2012) movie poster | ©2012 Freestyle Releasing

Rating: R Stars: Carmina Villaroel, Rhian Ramos, TJ Trinidad, Barbie Fortenza, Lexi Fernandez, Derick Monasterio, Alden Richards, Louise de los Reyes, Renz Valerio Writers: Yam Laranas and Aloy Adlawan Director: Yam Laranas Distributor: Freestyle Releasing Release Date: May 11, 2012 Director/co-writer Yam Laranas’ film THE ROAD – not to be confused with the adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel, starring Viggo Mortensen – has a couple of notions with possibilities. Certainly it’s beautifully filmed – Laranas also served as the cinematographer – with the consequence that the whole enterprise is very atmospheric. Atmosphere counts for a lot in the horror […]Read On »

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