Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTRed Reddington (James Spader) is back at the post office, executing an elaborate plan because it's come to his attention that Alexander Kirk (Ulrich Thomsen) has somehow tapped the FBI and gained access to their digital and verbal communication. To test his theory, Red uses a corrupt cohort of Kirk's as bait, and Kirk proves Red right by sending an assassin to kill the guy. During the most uncomfortable dinner date ever, Elise discovers that Aram's trying to plant software on her laptop, and after a violent struggle, she's arrested. [...] Liz has to choose between keeping Kirk out of jail so that she can get some answers from him about her background, or sending him into a trap in order to rescue Agnes. With just one episode to go before the show's fall finale, it appears that Kirk's illness gets the better of him in next week's episode, and even with him ill and in custody, Liz is still in great danger. [...] she's in a real pickle.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTKing: Oh, yeah! Michaela likes to get the dancing in as well! How to Get Away with Murder airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC. Other Links From TVGuide.com How to Get Away with MurderAja Naomi KingBrett ButlerMatt McGorryViola Davis
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTPure Genius and The Great Indoors -- have premiered, we want to know your thoughts on each -- and how they stack up to the rest of the fall TV season, too. Was the cutting-edge technology at Bunker Hill enough to keep the CBS medical drama alive in your weekly rotation?
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTScorsone: I don't know. I know that the stakes are really high for both of them. I don't know what Shonda [Rhimes'] plan is, but yeah, these are huge core issues for both of them. So we'll see if they'll be able to navigate this storm or not. Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC. Other Links From TVGuide.com Grey's AnatomyCaterina ScorsoneKevin McKidd
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTIf their cute exchange in last week's episode sent up a small red flag, we get to full DEFCON-10 level this week, with DeLuca full-on telling Jo that she deserves to be with someone better than Alex (Justin Chambers), someone who doesn't continually hurt her and other people. Alex, on the other hand, is an assh--- who is capable of being a nice guy when he wants to be, but whose assh--- tendencies still lie pretty close to the surface, as DeLuca and Jo know from firsthand experience. DeLuca looks at Jo with puppy dog eyes, whereas Alex's default mode is German shepherd protecting his bone. [...] at the end of the episode, as Alex and Meredith have a chat while lying next to each other in bed, Alex says he wants to start a tradition of making waffles for Meredith and her kids on Sundays. Oh, and Maggie (Kelly McCreary) can be there too. [...] you know, Alex is probably going to jail, so Meredith should start being nicer to her sisters because he won't always be around to take care of her. (Emotional survival, maybe.) And also, if Alex is so intent on getting Jo back, shouldn't he maybe be focusing his efforts there? The other noteworthy occurrence in the episode is the return of Leah Murphy (Tessa Ferrer), who's back and annoying as ever. After reading Maggie's writing, she's taken a (presumably non-sexual) shine to Dr. Pierce and decided to make it her life's goal to work with her - even though it meant returning to Grey Sloan to face all her former colleagues-slash-subjects of her sexual harassment charges.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTThe head of security, Ashley is the most interesting case of the whole bunch. [...] the nature of the job means he has to outthink robots, which is a job for a human. Westworld airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on HBO.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTSunday's episode of The Walking Dead is a necessary palate cleanser after the misery and brutality of the season premiere. The episode introduces a new location that shows there's another way to live in post-apocalyptic America, in a place where life is enjoyed rather than endured. How has King Ezekiel built this utopian colony in such brutal times?
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTSpoiler and content warning: graphic images -- and plot points -- from the latest episodes of The Walking Dead, Westworld, and American Horror Story: Or at least that's the impression I've been left with after the past two weeks, which featured heads (human and otherwise) being pulverized to smithereens in no less than three different high-profile TV shows. For more than six months, fans of AMC thrillerknew that villain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) was going to kill a member of the cast when the show returned for Season 7. The titular stray, after being tracked down by two of the behind-the-scenes puppet masters who control everything at the Westworld theme park, takes a very large rock and proceeds to obliterate his own head from his shoulders: The next week -- at the same time as Negan was mashing Glenn and Abraham's noggins over on AMC -- we were treated to an extended scene of scientists examining the android's software for errors, while he sat in the foreground with a concave cranium. [...] let's talk about the hat trick that cemented this as a trend. Roanoke, Shelby (Lily Rabe) discovered her ex-husband Matt (Andre Holland) having sex with a woods witch (just stay with me for a moment here, I really don't want to explain the current plot of AHS) and in a fit of rage bludgeoned him to death with a crowbar. [...] it is interesting to look at how fans and critics reacted to all three shows; or rather, to Walking Dead's dual deaths, versus what happened on Westworld and American Horror Story. Even if the actor is a real person, your mind watching a fictional TV show is able to disconnect from both the act, and the character. [...] it also comes in the middle of an episode that includes cartoonish disembowelments and one of the lead characters looking pretty surprised her face just got sliced in half. [...] we probably don't need to see it at all. When Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) off-screen bashed the V
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTGuilfoyle and Peters will play Henry and Lenore, the parents of Maia (Rose Leslie) who is the show's central protagonist and a young lawyer whose reputation is destroyed by a financial crisis. According to Deadline, Lenore is the one who grew Henry's fortune through the family's private investment firm. The financial crisis that sets off the series will also wipeout the savings of Maia's mentor, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), sending the both of them to join Lucca Quinn's (Cush Jumbo) Chicago law firm.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTOn the next episode of The Walking Dead, a new location will be introduced that will be familiar to fans of the comics that inspired the show: The Kingdom is a colony like Alexandria Safe Zone or Hilltop, and in the same general vicinity as those. For now, what's important to know about the Kingdom is that it's kind of weird, there's more to it than meets the eye, Carol (Melissa McBride) and Morgan (Lennie James) will be there for a while and it's home to a terrific tiger.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTIn our sneak peek of Thursday's episode, Michaela frantically phones her boo, after learning about the fire at Annalise's (Viola Davis) house at the end of last week's hour. Michaela rushes out the door, but not before giving her mom Trishelle (Brett Butler) a piece of her mind. Though Michaela's mom's arrival at the end of last week's episode was surprising, King says the slow burn of Michael's backstory reveal had been in the works since the show's start.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTThe cast and producers are in early discussions to bring back the Emmy-winning comedy for one more shortened season of 10 episodes, Deadline reports. While Will & Grace's original network NBC is a possible destination for the revival, Netflix is a more likely option since Will & Grace, which ran from 1998 to 2006 before the boom of digital TV, doesn't have a streaming deal in place.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTFox announced Thursday that the procedural's 12th and final season, which consists of 12 episodes, will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 9/8c. The final chapter will see the return of guest stars and squinterns from throughout the series' run. There will also be a wedding, a serial killer and a lumberjack competition (not all at once). [...] Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth's (David Boreanaz) marriage will be put to the test when a former love interest comes back into the picture.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTFiggy: Maybe just not pick someone so f---ing oblivious to what's going on. That's what I'd probably do different now. Just learn about how people and see how stupid they are, if they know about the game of Survivor, before I start working with them. And then maybe things will go up from there. Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on CBS. (Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.) Other Links From TVGuide.com Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen XJessica FigueroaTaylor Stocker
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTRaven-Symoné joined The View full time in 2015 after previously serving as a contributor, but struggled to find a niche on the overcrowded panel. Moderator Whoopi Goldberg and panelists Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, Sara Haines, Jedediah Bila and Sunny Hostin will remain. It's unlikely that Raven-Symoné will be replaced. Raven-Symoné's last day on The View will be announced at a later date. Other Links From TVGuide.com Raven-SymonéThe ViewThat's So Raven
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTMark the date and time: on Monday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. ET, DC Entertainment took not one, but two bold steps forward for the depiction of LGBT characters on superhero TV shows. Coming off a year where sci-fi and fantasy TV took multiple knocks for employing negative LGBT stereotypes and killing off LGBT characters (see: the "bury your gays" trope), and already the new TV season is feeling like a huge step forward. [...] for those of you who don't have two TVs going at the same time (or aren't able to keep up with the approximately 3 billion comic book based TV shows currently being aired), what happened? For months, producer Greg Berlanti has been teasing that a "significant" character on one of his shows (he's the man behind the so-called Arrowverse, which includes CW shows Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl) would be exploring their sexuality (not including the animated spin-off show The Ray, which will have a gay lead). First by breaking Nygma out of Arkham Asylum, then making him Penguin's chief of staff (Penguin was recently elected mayor of Gotham), the show has shown the two growing closer over the past few weeks. The Arrowverse has a healthy handful, including the openly bisexual Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and committed gay man Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum); Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had gay Inhuman Joey Gutierrez (Juan Pablo Raba); Jessica Jones featured married, then divorced lesbian Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss). To examine the experience of love through an LGBT lens is a huge part of our world, and while it would have been a bigger move to allow Supergirl herself to have the relationship -- particularly as the second season premiere spent a lot of time having her halt her pursuit of her first-season crush because "something had changed" -- it's arguably more important to responsibly show the journey than who is taking it (though it should have been Supergirl). What superheroes and comic book
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTThe Lip Sync Battle stage turned into Litchfield this week, when Orange Is the New Black stars Laverne Cox and Samira Wiley threw down in an epic, anything-goes lip sync extravaganza. Wiley opted to go old school, nailing performances of Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart" and Naughty By Nature's "O.P.P." (complete with a cameo from the rap group themselves).
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTWhether it was the deranged Agnes (Kathy Bates) literally hacking her way back in front of the cameras or Dominic Banks (Cuba Gooding Jr.) touting the importance of screen time via talking head testimonial, the episode continued the season's whole meta spirit by taking a few pit stops to dwell on the elements of fame and public reputation. [...] just by being alive in this day and age, we pretty much know that anyone willing to take part in a reality show sees life in terms of drama. [...] in its purest form a haunting is itself a tiny little performance and the area where the likes of ghost mobs or tunnel spirits manifest a sort of stage. If the Roanoke house itself is rigged to be a stage for all the reality show drama to play out, then the Blood Moon's appearance had to be the curtains going up. All the evil in that sacred land manifested itself in violent rejection of the characters and their motivations. [...] though, everyone was basically reduced to the same generalized character: a scared aspiring survivor. [...] just as the "stage" of the Roanoke house upended the designs of its inhabitants, now the very format of the show has turned against Shelby & Co. Whereas before each character had plans to make the show/setting/stage bend to their respective purposes, now they've become details in the grim will of fate.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UT[...] they have a really interesting encounter in this episode, where I think she realizes that she does feel safe with him in a way that is rare. Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTDesignated Survivor turned in one of its better episodes of its young season with "The Mission," a tense hour that punctuated the cost of waging war. There was also a major sense of "now we're getting somewhere" with the terror plot and Hannah's (Maggie Q) attempts to uncover the conspiracy behind it, and a really, really, mouth-watering juicy tidbit about the Kirkman family that's about to blow up in Tom's (Kiefer Sutherland) face. Tom struggles to make a tough decision, makes a tough decision, then struggles with the outcome of his tough decision Once you get tired of being able to get any food you want 24/7 or throwing out first pitches at baseball games, the real pressures of the job weigh on you hard. Tom made the decision to drop an air strike on Algeria, only to find out that supposed evildoer Majid Nassar had left the targeted building. Because his new hideout was a hospital full of kids, doctors and innocent people who didn't blow up the Capitol, the only option was to put boots on the ground and haul Majid out by hand in order to retain any intelligence he may have on Al-Sakar. [...] lib-leaning Tom couldn't go full-on war without digressing over the potential costs, and we endured something like a dozen self-reflective speeches where he worried about the safety of the SEALs he was sending into enemy territory while everyone else essentially said, "This is what these guys do." Waiting for Tom to channel Jack Bauer and belt out the 24 character's infamous exclamation is by far my favorite part of the show. According to Alex, Tom knows all about it. [...] you're telling me that Leo did all that drug dealing, clubbing and sexual experimentation without having real daddy issues? In order to figure out the clues about the mysterious Room 105 -- who called her and told her about it, btw? -- Hannah tracked down the architect of the Capitol building renovations and discovered it was a hideaway office for
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTSidney follows the noise and discovers one of his employees is bleeding out on the lawn after being stabbed to death by Agnes (Kathy Bates). Because as if ghosts weren't enough, poor crazy Agnes (dressed as the Butcher, natch) has taken it upon herself to add to the bloody mayhem, making quick work of Sidney and a cameraman next. Proving she isn't exactly the sharpest cookie, Audrey (Sarah Paulson) fails to read the signs and instead jumps to the conclusion that Rory ditched her and the show to film a Brad Pitt movie. The entire cast is thrown into survival mode after Agnes sneaks into the house and attacks Sidney with a hatchet. Audrey, Monet (Angela Bassett) and Lee (Adina Porter) then set out to find the production office to get help, but when they arrive they find nothing but corpses (womp womp). Back at their family home/weed farm, the Polks strap Lee to a chair and proceed to season and tenderize her leg while it's still attached to her! [...] in the trailer for "Chapter 8," it definitely appears as though Lee has her leg and the family admits to having watched My Roanoke Nightmare. [...] it's entirely possible that they aren't actually cannibals and are just using the cannibalism reputation to strike some serious fear in Lee, Audrey and Monet, which would still be extremely twisted but in a very different way. [...] while they say imitation is the highest form of flattery, the IRL Butcher doesn't seem to agree, splitting Agnes' head in half in a single blow.
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.