Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTMr. Dot Com made quite the impact yet again, hacking the FBI's computer system, threatening to attack a specific set of coordinates, and then quickly revealing that was all a psych-out to get the attention of Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) and company. Turns out, Rich's illegal behaviors made him a target of the Arcadian, the world's most proficient and successful assassin, which forced him to concoct a scheme to get the FBI's attention in order to piggyback on their protection. [...] Rich's quippy nature and playful mind games were almost too jarring for Blindspot, especially given the weekly talk of national destruction and extensive surveillance programs. [...] in the same episode it demonstrated the value of recurring players, it too quickly burned through another potentially cool avenue with the Arcadian. The combined forces of Dot Com and the Arcadian rightfully put the characters on full tilt, producing the kind of small-but-meaningful character moments throughout the turmoil. Jane's lingering interest in dating like a normal person went so poorly so quickly, which is probably just a minuscule missed opportunity and a quick speed bump in the ultimate reconciliation between her and Kurt but nonetheless now feels a like wasted time. [...] Zapata's discovery that Reade was indeed telling the truth about his involvement in Coach Jones' murder -- a detail she gleaned after finding Freddy's knife in evidence as the murder weapon -- put a button on a story that only sort of went anywhere compelling, at least when you consider how much time was spent on it in recent weeks.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTThe show switches back and forth between the present day (and sometimes the ambiguous future) and the past to show how the Pearson children's upbringing has influenced their journeys as adults. While the present timeline stays linear, the stories from the past that center on Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) hop around to different milestones in the family's past. TVGuide.com is here to help keep track of those important Pearson family moments. Spoilers are ahead, but you also might want to grab a box of tissues just in case bringing some of these things up causes the tears to flow. William Meets Randall's biological mother Jack and Rebecca had sex in the bathroom of the bar after the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the L.A. Rams 31-19. The date would have made Rebecca eight months pregnant, but both Rebecca and Jack were surprised when her water broke and early deliveries are very common for multiple birth pregnancies. Rebecca asking William to stay away from his biological son would have a very big impact on Randall growing up, and thus is a key moment in not only Rebecca's and William's lives, but their son's. The kids are 8 years old when Jack decides to stop drinking and step up to be a better dad, meaning the decision happened after Sept. 20, 1988. A scene at the end of Episode 5 showed Randall packing up William's belongings into a box while crying.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTStar Trek's passionate fans were understandably nervous when CBS announced it was giving the franchise a reboot with Star Trek: Apparently Fuller's current workload -- which includes adapting American Gods for Starz and Amazing Stories for NBC -- was too much to add Discovery to the mix, and CBS would not consider another delay of Discovery to meet his scheduling needs. Writer-director Akiva Goldsman (Fringe, Transformers) will also increase his creative role in the project. Discovery -- which is set 10 years before the timelines of the original Star Trek and features a woman in the main role -- will debut its premiere episode on CBS in May 2017 before moving exclusively to CBS' digital venture CBS All-Access.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTCBS' charming family sitcom Life in Pieces whips out some big guns in its Season 2 premiere Thursday. [...] there's real-life married duo/comedic treasure Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman scoring laughs in the very first scenes as an extremely unsettling husband and wife with a very unusual marriage. [...] the quirky sitcom whips something else out: a series of awkward (and hilarious) events that bring attention to the, uh, anatomy of its main male characters. Megastar James Brolin plays Tim's father-in-law John, Thomas Sadoski is an acclaimed theater actor and two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest plays Joan, the mother of Tim's wife Heather (Betsy Brandt). With the connections and personalities of this big family established, you'll see less reliance on mother-daughter, father-son interactions and more grandparent with grandchild, two brothers-in-law and so on. Bakkedahl teased that we'll also see former football player Kurt Warner when the family checks out the Los Angeles Rams, and a "Throwback Thursday" yarn that catches glimpses of the family in the late '90s, in 2005 and in 2013. Tim will go to great lengths to cover up hair he accidentally shaves this season, and then, with wife Heather insistent on working at his medical practice, his home life and work life collide.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTIan Somerhalder echoed Wesley's sentiment, adding that the Salvatore brothers should fly to the Caribbean for their final hurrah. "Just sit on a beach all night drinking Caribbean rum, and when the sun comes up, [share] one last toast, give each other a hug, take off their rings and throw them into the water," Somerhalder says.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTWhether it was via the personal triumphs of a small but passionate football-loving community on NBC and DirecTV's Friday Night Lights or the chaotic, interconnected lives of the large Braverman family in his adaptation of Parenthood, Katims has not only probably made you cry, but also likely made you a little proud to admit such vulnerability. The series stars Augustus Prew as James Bell, a Silicon Valley tech titan who uses his wealth and access to brand-new technologies to create Bunker Hill, a state-of-the-art hospital with the goal of curing the formerly incurable at no cost to the patients themselves. Because of Bell's background, Bunker Hill is a hospital that takes its cues from a startup, which is probably a pretty poor way to run a hospital, though I can't confirm this because I write about television for a living. [...] in the world of TV, that somehow qualifies him to be the newly appointed chief of staff at Bunker Hill, a position that requires him to adjust his views of medicine so they're in line with the idealistic and futuristic version Bell's hard-working staff practices. A number of other really, really good-looking actors (Odette Annable, Reshma Shetty, Aaron Jennings, Ward Horton and Brenda Song) round out a cast of top-notch doctors and employees who truly believe that the intersection of advanced technology, non-existent traditional rules and regulations, experimental medicine and fancy tablets that look like something Tony Stark manufactured are going to change the future. By relying on the predictable emotional manipulation that accompanies life-threatening situations to deliver its drama, the series is forgoing the opportunity to build characters with personalities and in turn pull real emotion from them.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTTroian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King will sit down at the end of the episode to answer burning questions, discuss the drama that unfolds in the series finale, and give a final goodbye after seven years on the show. The final episodes will also include at least one Pretty Little Liars wedding and bring back familiar faces including Wren Kingston (Julian Morris), Pastor Ted Wilson (Edward Kerr), Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok), Paige McCullers (Lindsey Shaw) and SydneyDriscoll (Chloe Bridges).
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTLeah Murphy (Tessa Ferrer) makes her much-anticipated return to Grey Sloan on this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, and to say her former colleagues are surprised by her arrival would be an understatement. Remember, Murphy was fired for gross incompetence and filed a sexual harassment claim against Callie (Sara Ramirez).
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTStranger Things or Keeping Up With the Kardashians? We were interviewing a man dressed as Ash Ketchem, main character of the Pokémon animated series, when we were interrupted by a Deadpool with a boombox blasting the Pokémon theme song. What if, instead of letting this weird, spontaneous moment go to waste on the cutting room floor, we made a video where we had Pokémon cosplayers show their fandom and sing the theme song?
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTMad Men creator Matthew Weiner is stepping back into his showrunner shoes with a new series at Amazon, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The untitled show is a contemporary, 8-episode anthology series reportedly taking place in several locations around the globe.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTIn the first episode of The Great Indoors, Eddie (Chris Williams) is tending bar when adventure writer Jack (Joel McHale), the CBS sitcom's hero, admits he got in trouble at work for insulting a Gen Y underling. [...] people saying their feelings were hurt for being depicted as too sensitive only reinforces the point, a fact that wasn't lost on its executive producers (Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris and Andy Ackerman) or star Joel McHale. The show is not a withering social commentary, he said, but you know, a sitcom! The Great Indoors finds Jack navigating a new gig at the magazine Outdoor Limits; he's stunned to learn from founder Roland (Stephen Fry) that he'll be doing less of the out-in-the-field romping around he's used to but instead managing a crew of young'uns he's got at least 10, maybe 15 years on. No, that's not that much older, but, due to cultural and technological shifts we're all keenly aware of, Jack feels older than he actually is -- especially when he learns that the magazine is going all-digital. Jokes are made at both generations' expense and since much of said differences have to do with technology, there's a lot of "Gosh, people born before 1978 sure don't know how to use the Internet, LOL!" humor here. Beyond the pithy one-liners and laugh track though, there's actually some redeeming and provocative stuff happening. Jack's discovery that his magazine is now all-digital is too familiar to writers, advertisers, illustrators, designers, editors and others who've seen the publishing industry tank and mutate into something new. The anxiety Jack covers with sarcasm and snark voices the panic and existential paralysis people over 35 (let alone those over 50) experience in a new economy where it seems that everything that once demanded specialized skill and complex thought can now be done in a click. Jack needs to know [Mason's sexual orientation] because I don't fit his mold of what masculinity
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTNeil deGrasse Tyson - America's most famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson appears in the Season 4 episode "The Apology Insufficiency." Sheldon -- and many others IRL -- has beef with him because he famously demoted Pluto from planetary status to a mere rock floating in space (technically to "dwarf planet"). Bill Nye - The Science Guy appeared in the Season 7 episode "The Proton Displacement" as Sheldon's new TV scientist friend in an attempt to make Professor Proton jealous. Bill Nye the Science Guy is fine and likable and uses his platform for good and all that, but he just seems too desperate for attention, you know? Ira Flatow - Ira Flatow is public radio's most prominent science host. George Smoot - Astrophysicist George Smoot is notable as the only person in history to win both a Nobel Prize and Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? Elon Musk - The visionary founder of SpaceX and Tesla appeared in Season 9's Thanksgiving episode, "The Platonic Permutation," volunteering with the gang at a soup kitchen. Steve Wozniak - The co-founder of Apple appeared in the Season 4 episode "The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification," in which he autographs Sheldon's ancient Apple II computer. Danica McKellar - Danica McKellar didn't act much in the years after playing Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years as she focused on her studies -- she earned a degree in mathematics from UCLA in 1998. Stephen Hawking - Stephen Hawking sold 10 million copies of his book A Brief History of Time by making cosmology, the most mind-bending subject imaginable, digestible by the masses. The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTGarcia (Kirsten Vangsness) hasn't been the same since her baby boy, Morgan (Shemar Moore), left the BAU on Criminal Minds last season, and poor newbie Luke (Adam Rodriguez) has felt the brunt of her grief. [...] one nickname you definitely won't hear come out of Luke's mouth is, of course, Morgan's sacred "baby girl." Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTAccording to Deadline, Katic would play an FBI agent who disappears while hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers. The network received overwhelming criticism over the decision and the ABC drama wound up being canceled after eight seasons, allowing Katic to close out the series opposite her co-star Nathan Fillion.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTMuppet Babies, the '80s cartoon that imagined Kermit the Frog and friends as toddlers, will return for new computer-animated adventures in 2018 on Disney Junior. - The Muppets (@TheMuppets) October 26, 2016 "Bringing Muppet Babies to Disney Junior is a wonderful opportunity to reach a new generation of viewers and to creatively build on the innovative original series," Debbie McClellan, vice president of The Muppets Studio, said in a statement.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTRoanoke peeled back the curtain of the faux documentary series we'd been watching, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the follow-up reality show, Return to Roanoke: Told entirely in found footage, Return to Roanoke follows the "real-life" Roanoke survivors Matt (Andre Holland), Shelby (Lily Rabe) and Lee (Adina Porter) living in the Shaker mansion with the reenactment actors from the original docu-series, Dominic Banks (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Audrey Tindall (Sarah Paulson), Monet Tumusiime (Angela Bassett) and Rory Monaghan (Evan Peters). [...] the episode revealed that over the course of production, the entire cast died under mysterious circumstances -- except one. [...] without her husband Rory around, we're betting Audrey's even more vulnerable than the rest of the group, who either haven't experienced a traumatic loss yet or are already used to the terrors of the Shaker mansion. [...] if Ryan Murphy really wants to shock us, he'd kill off Paulson, who has survived every season of American Horror Story except Hotel, in which she was already dead when the season began. [...] even if Lee does live, that doesn't necessarily mean she'll get anything close to a happy ending. Since the world already thinks she murdered Mason, it's entirely possible the other deaths will get pinned on her too. Shelby has had far too many run-ins with the Butcher and lived to tell the tale for it to be pure luck, and something about her has never seemed quite as innocent as she'd like us to believe. Even then, he still could be the sole survivor based solely on the fact that he's repeatedly proven his ability to stay calm in the face of danger and shown he's brave enough to scrap his way out of most situations.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTThanks to the Bozo Trump, folks have forgotten how I tanked the economy or how I didn't get Bin Laden. Ferrell also took the opportunity to apologize for the behavior of his "cousin" Billy Bush, who was recently fired from the Today show after the Access Hollywood tape of Bush and Trump's offensive conversation about women was published.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTLegacy, it will do so without its poster child Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), the operative who made "Dammit!" a national war cry in the war on terror. [...] the new action series will focus on a new character (played by Corey Hawkins), a war vet who finds himself a marked man and works with the CTU to stop terror attacks on U.S. soil. Sutherland also explained his role behind the scenes, what he thinks of the first two episodes (he's already seen 'em!) and shared some details about the casting process.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTWith Harry of Earth-2 wanting to stay home and repair the damage the villainous Zoom did last season, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) decided to hold Harrison auditions. [...] in the time-honored tradition of The Flash, it's time to play everyone's favorite game: who or what is this Harrison Wells going to to be? In the comics, Earth-19 is a world on the cusp of modernity as electricity is helping to usher in that world's industrial revolution. Earth-2, after all, isn't war-scarred from Darkseid invasions, instead opting for a more Golden Age of comics, art deco style -- it doesn't mean that the show won't always follow it. Abra Kadabra is a kind of a silly Flash villain (all non-speedster villains tend to be kind of silly; it's why we love them), but in the hands of Cavanagh and the team behind The Flash, there's some fun to be had with villain, especially in a season when Alchemy is already on everyone's mind. Deep cut, I know, but Thinker's an old-school Flash villain who used a "Thinking Cap" -- it was the 1940s, what do you want from me? -- for telekinesis and mind control.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTGaga, dressed in a disco ball-shiny dress with a bow so big it would make Melania Trump envious, harmonized with Corden on old favorites like "Poker Face" and "Born This Way," and put on a pink cowboy hat for her country-influenced ballad "Million Reasons" from her new album Joanne. Comedy bits included Gaga, who just got her driver's license at age 30, taking the wheel as Corden dons a motorcycle helmet, and Corden trying on some of Gaga's most famous looks, including an inspired take on the meat dress. Shout out to James Corden's lyric memorization skills.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTCookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson), with her broom beatdowns and one-liners, is the hip-hop generation's fierce Mama Bear but let's be real: one potent glare from Clair Huxtable could turn Cookie Lyon into a pillar of salt under a fur coat. Cookie, you'll remember, has already been feeling heat from Angelo's bourgeois friends, who basically treated her like she pulled homemade catfish nuggets out of her pocketbook at a black-tie gala. In these exclusive photos from Fox, Angelo is evidently introducing Cookie to his no doubt disapproving mother for the first time, and though we can't hear what they're saying, these photos say quite a bit. [...] there's Cookie, who subconsciously sought to protect her sensitive throat chakra by covering it with a symbol of demure femininity, because she knows Diana Dubois don't play. [...] it's clear from what we're seeing here that someone has just walked in the room and the look on Diana's face says something like, "Oh, are the people from your spades tournament here so soon?" In another shot, we see Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray), whose "Gerald from Hey Arnold" hightop fade, albeit expertly detailed, is probably not making Diana Dubois' knees buckle in amazement.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTThe This Is Us mystery gods have finally shown mercy on their audience and revealed what happened to Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) that caused his breakup with Rebecca (Mandy Moore). While fans can feel at peace about Jack's fate, they now may have to be very worried about William (Ron Cephas Jones), which sets up another cycle of intense emotion. Kate (Chrissy Metz) was the one to drop the bittersweet truth bomb that Jack was no longer alive when she explained to Toby (Chris Sullivan) why she likes to watch the Steelers games by herself at home. The final moments of the hour, set to an empowering monologue about the meaning of life by Kevin (Justin Hartley), revealed Randall (Sterling K. Brown) solemnly packing up a box of William's belongings. After a handful of episodes though, the concern for his welfare has not only built within his biological family but with the viewers at home.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTCaitlin's (Danielle Panabaker) Killer Frost powers are coming to full fruition on The Flash, but is that something she (and we) need to be afraid of? The closing scene of Tuesday's episode showed Caitlin accidentally icing her shower, growing a white streak of hair and dawning a pair of blue lips, but as of now there have still been no changes to her behavior to indicate that she's crossing over to the dark side like her Earth-2 doppleganger from last season. If Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) is going to be spending his time in the Legion of Doom on Legends of Tomorrow, Caitlin could make a great frosty counterpart to Barry's lightning speed. [...] all Caitlin (possibly) knows about Killer Frost are the stories that Barry told her when he and Cisco returned from Earth-2 last season. If she really wants to figure out what's going on with her, and if there's a real chance that she'll turn evil, Caitlin needs to stop hiding in the shadows and come clean to her team about what's happening with her.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTIn order to welcome newbies Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and Quinn (Jennifer Esposito) to the team, Abby (Pauley Perrette) has gone to the trouble of knitting them personalized gifts, per tradition. (We learn that she also previously gave McGee a pair of socks and Bishop a friendship bracelet.) And the way they each respond to the gesture says a lot about how they'll fit in with the rest of the crew. [...] sometimes you just have to grin and bear a fashion faux pas, and the smile on Abby's face makes it all worth it.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTOn Wednesday's episode of Designated Survivor, Kirkman makes the uneasy choice to send in Navy SEALs to deal with an uncooperative Algeria. [...] apparently the mission is on a need-to-know basis, because as you'll see in this sneak peek, Kirkman's nosy enemy Kimble Hookstraten (Virginia Madsen) has a hunch that something is up and presses him on the issue. Can Kirkman keep this top-secret mission out of the public eye?