Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTThere WILL be no scene on Empire this season or any to come that tops Phylicia Rashad calling Cookie an ungrateful bitch and vowing to make the Lyons pay until they grovel for a "merciful death." The Joker-like smile she cracks here as she says, "They're going down," just might live in my nightmares for the next weeks, and I'm so here for it. What were your favorite unbelievable moments? Empire airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Fox. Other Links From TVGuide.com EmpireTerrence HowardTaraji P. HensonBryshere Y. GrayJussie SmollettTrai ByersGrace GealeyNia Long
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTTo cap it off, the show employed a near-perfect guest star in Jewel Staite as the head of the hacker group that was equally invested in going viral/trolling as it was information freedom. In a plot nominally about the brokerage of state secrets, she couldn't stop complaining about how annoying it had become to manage a Wikileaks-esque website. Shepherd, who received her most screen time of the season as she manipulated and murdered her way out of captivity in Bangkok, decided that it was finally time to kill Weller and move ahead with the next Phase Two planning. Suddenly, the show jolted us right back into the unbelievably high stakes and extremely grave circumstances in which these people normally operate. [...] as much of the episode demonstrated, Blindspot could be just as fine telling smaller stories with lower stakes and a bit more of the personality that we know is already there.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTHow to survive April's incredible (and incredibly overwhelming) TV schedule [...] where the series does diverge from its source material is in the expanded roles for a number of female characters, including Laura, Robbie's widow Audrey (Betty Gilpin) and the goddess Bilquis (Yetide Badaki), which adds new depth to the complex story being told. Through lonely highways and seedy motel rooms, the barren landscape of rural middle America is highlighted and exposed through the lens of a fierce battle that is, at its heart, about cultural preservation and identity in America.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTThe first season of Riverdale, The CW's noir Archie adaptation with a murder mystery twist is coming to a close. The Serpents are also on the payroll for Hiram Lodge, the mysterious business man pulling strings from his prison cell up north. Some might say that casting Skeet Ulrich -- previously most known for his role as the original killer in the Scream franchise -- is too obvious a choice for Jason Blossom's murder.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTThe other thing is that if it does hit close to home, it also offers some really good examples of what to do. [...] the other part is that there is a part of doe-eyed optimism on my part, when you look in the flashbacks, the world is so jarringly different. Spending so much time in the fictional world of Gilead, you learn to appreciate how nice it is to have a messy, noisy world and what a pleasure that is. [...] if you walk out of there going boy, we actually have a good thing going even though it annoys us sometimes, that's the nerve you want to hit, which is people saying, Oh, actually there are some good things.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTOn Thursday's new episode of The Big Bang Theory, "The Cognition Regeneration," Zack Johnson (Brian Thomas Smith), Penny's (Kaley Cuoco) dim-bulb ex-boyfriend, is back with a job offer for Penny, and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) isn't happy about it. Penny giving up her good job as a pharmaceutical sales rep to do whatever it is Zack is offering is probably a terrible idea, because a company with Zack making decisions is not going to thrive. Work for Zack's dad designing menus for the Cheesecake Factory?
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTPower ended Season 3 last September with James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) behind bars, leaving fans feeling a lot like their antihero: alone, cold and wondering when the time away would finally be over. Ghost's fight for redemption forces him to deal with the media, new allies, and old enemies -- his incarceration the ultimate payback for dumping ex-girlfriend Angela (Lela Loren) who had him (falsely) arrested for the murder of FBI Agent Greg Knox (Andy Bean). Season 3 became the most-watched original series at the network, nabbing a record 8 million multi-platform viewers per episode according to Starz -- up from its 6.5 million multi-platform viewers in Season 2.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTSeason 1 takes place in 1973, when the young heir John Paul Getty III is kidnapped in Rome by mafia goons expecting a multimillion-dollar ransom from his rich family and are shocked when no one seems willing to pay up. Swank won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for her starring role in the independent film Boys Don't Cry, and later won her second Oscar for Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTJust what Pretty Little Liars needs: another duplicitous teen to keep track of. In order to get back at Emily (Shay Mitchell) for having the gumption to call her out on not being there for practice, she concocts a fiction (admittedly lacking in nuance) that Emily is a taking advantage of her swimmers and supports it not with evidence but with circumstantial photos trying to demonize Emily's character by using information she's overheard about others, specifically Paige (Lindsey Shaw). Like, for instance, having a character falsely cry pedophile purely to bring an authority figure down so she can hotbox behind a coffee shop with the world's most egregiously bong-like bong. [...] what it accomplishes is that, even at Peak Alison, even she wouldn't dream of destroying a person by lying about people being sexual predators. What Addison attempts to do is without conscience and, relative to the slight against her (calling out her inability to account for her absence), is catastrophically disproportionate (hoping that Emily becomes a registered sex offender). There's a scene in the locker room where Addison is trying to execute the final part of her plan. The goal, clearly, is to stoke those hatred fires that are always burning against Alison in Paige's belly and start a faculty meltdown. [...] it makes sense that Paige is able to undermine Addison in a way that Emily, scarred from years of higher-level psychological torture, is incapable of handling. Consider the vetting and then, the next day, Jenna (Tammin Sursok), who we know is in with A from her one-woman black box show entitled, "Who Has Time to Write a Book about the Endgame and Translate it into Braille?" (an admittedly long title for a show), showing up with her blind posse at the Brew and Emily's (maybe totally paranoid) connection between Jenna and Addison. [...] she has that posse who I'm assuming are either: (a) members of a blind support group and ar
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTStarz's highly anticipated adaptation of American Gods (Sunday, April 30 at 9/8c) is a beautiful, complex series, but one with a number of mysterious and intriguing characters who all play a specific role in the series' central plot about a brewing war between the old gods of yore and the new gods that have risen to prominence in current day America. Fans of Neil Gaiman's beloved novel may not have much trouble when it comes to knowing who everyone is and following the complicated relationships that exist between characters, but even if you already know who Mr. World is or know what leads Shadow to agree to accompany Wednesday on his travels, everyone could use a little refresher before Bryan Fuller and Michael Green's stylistic new series debuts this weekend.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTThe ballistics expert wound up in the hospital after saving a baby in a carjacking -- a feat that went viral on YouTube. [...] this is a baby step toward what King and his wife/co-creator Michelle King have in mind for the couple -- a lot of which is dependent on Cole's availability, as he's on Veep.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTOn Tuesday's episode of The Voice, Adam Levine paid tribute to Christina Grimmie, a former finalist on his team who was tragically murdered last June. Levine led his team members Jesse Larson, Lilli Passero and Mark Isaiah in an emotional performance of The Beatles' "Hey Jude." "Tonight, in memory of our good friend and along with Christina's family, we're honored to help announce the creation of the Christina Grimmie Foundation, benefiting those impacted by gun violence and families just like her own, affected by breast cancer," Daly revealed.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTThe Flash's episode "The Once and Future Flash" followed in that grand tradition of speculative fiction narratives that see a hero travel to the future and find the darkest possible timeline. While things seemed to be going pretty well for H.R. (Tom Cavanagh, who also directed this episode), now a coffee shop owner and scientific romance writer who is just catnip to the ladies, the overall effect was that without Iris, everything just went to hell. Sure, Savitar was eventually tossed into the Speed Force jail, and Future Barry occasionally suited up to stop bad guys when he wasn't busy as the opening act for My Chemical Romance (props TVGuide.com's Nick Campbell for that jab), but, basically, Iris was the glue keeping all these dummies together. The show, hopefully, is never going to actually set itself down this particular road by killing Iris, and so when Team Flash does manage to stop Savitar this season, this timeline will be erased (probably; I still don't have a firm grasp on time travel consequences in the Arrowverse, and I've watched every episode of Flash and Legends of Tomorrow), thus canceling all the emotional turmoil. It's a narrative cookie crumb, a reward for an otherwise good but ultimately pointless episode. [...] while I know this is like saying that I'm getting tired of this whole oxygen thing, I'd like Flash to maybe lay off the time travel for a bit next season.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTBeyond Borders, Jack (Gary Sinise) & Co. are under investigation by the FBI after their mission in Kurjikistan goes awry and results in the death of a suspect. The whole ordeal is reminiscent of Criminal Minds' 100th episode, in which the BAU had to explain themselves and their decision-making in the wake of Hotch (Thomas Gibson) pummeling The Reaper (C. Thomas Howell) to death after the super-unsub stalked his family and shot his wife Haley (Meredith Monroe) in the head.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTReid (Matthew Gray Gubler) has been keeping his incarceration a secret from his mother, but the truth is about to come out. On Wednesday's Criminal Minds, Diana (Jane Lynch) visits her son in prison, where she slowly comes to the realization that her son is behind bars -- and it's because of his trip to Mexico to get her meds for her Alzheimer's. Does she really comprehend what's happening? showrunner and executive producer Erica Messer tells TVGuide.com. Diana's visit will provide a major break in the case, likely triggering Reid's foggy memory of that ill-fated day in the motel.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UT"Right now, everybody is kind of in a nice equilibrium - Jane and Petra and Rafael -- and once Rafael starts to have feelings for Petra, that does change the dynamic between all of them," Jane creator Jennie Snyder Urman tells us. Is Jane just worried that Petra will ruin Rafael's peacekeeper abilities in their trio or is she falling for her ex again?
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTWhat was in those barrels that Shepherd picked up at the end of the last episode? How much of Phase 2 will we see in these final episodes? I've always said we make these seasons like they're books in a series of novels you really like, so each season has a really great beginning, middle and end. Very organically over the course of Season 2 we've been repairing that relationship, because they obviously have an undeniable chemistry and attraction to each other. [...] while we're waiting for them to kiss, what will they really be doing in this episode? Basically the creators of a Wikileaks-type organization have decided to give the secrets of businesses on the open market to the person who can run this kind of gauntlet of puzzles and cryptic codes. [...] did we really say goodbye forever to Nas in the last episode?
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTAfter lobbing Spencer (Troian Bellisario) a softball and sending her to go have a needed conversation with Toby (Keegan Allen) in the final season premiere, A.D. upped the ante in Tuesday's episode by hatcheting Emily's (Shay Mitchell) sweet nature to pieces. The Liar attempted to play by the rules at first, but when she got the suspicion that Addison was working with Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok), all it took was one text from A.D. to make Emily go postal on the teenage brat. Emily tried to return the blackmailing favor to Addison courtesy of a video delivered by A.D., but luckily Paige (Lindsey Shaw) had already put a plan in motion to give Addison a taste of her own medicine and saved Emily from getting her hands too dirty. While Emily might have been saved from making a potential career ending mistake, the hour proved just how skilled A.D. is at manipulating the Liars into doing the stalker's bidding.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UT[...] the biggest clue to Poseidon's identity came at the very end of the episode when T-Bag tracked the hitmen to a meeting with a mystery man, who turned out to be... Normally, four episodes in would be too early to reveal such a mystery villain, but remember, Prison Break's fifth season is only nine episodes long.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTDuring a "Tribeca Talks" discussion in New York City on Tuesday, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, Girls creator and star Lena Dunham recalled Driver's audition for the show and the impression it left on her. After landing the part of Hannah Horvath's (Dunham) love interest Adam on the show, Driver was cast as villain Kylo Ren in 2015's Star Wars: When it was pointed out that Hannah's romantic partners on the show included a number of handsome actors like Jake Lacy, Patrick Wilson and Driver, Dunham noted: "I've never, ever felt like I didn't look 'correct' next to those people."
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTPsych alum Dulé Hill is coming back to USA Network to join Suits, the network announced Tuesday. Hill, momentarily wearing a "Will act for money" sign after CBS said "Dismissed!" to its legal drama Doubt, will have a season-long arc on Suits in Season 7.
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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTSpoilers for Famous in Love's season finale below. "It's going to be somebody who you would never look at and think that they did it," the actress guessed. [...] while Georgie Flores pointed the finger at Jordan as a possible subject -- he did have a lot to lose if Barrett were to expose all the dirt he had on him --
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTThe prize for this week's team reward challenge on Survivor is a picnic on the Yasawa Islands, which, as host Jeff Probst puts it, are "truly one of the most stunning island chains in all of Fiji." [...] as those of you keeping track at home know, there are currently 11 players left in the game. Check out our exclusive sneak peek to see the players' reactions once Probst breaks the news to them.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:00:00 UTReed Morano, whose credits include Vinyl and Beyoncé's Lemonade, directed the first three episodes of The Handmaid's Tale, but if you ask her, the approach she took had less to do with tapping into the female point of view and more with looking at Offred as a character. "Direction's not necessarily about genders, as it is about sensitivity," Morano told TVGuide on the Tribeca Film Festival red carpet, where The Handmaid's Tale was being showcased. The scene in question is a brutal sexual assault, a task that's never easy for a director to bring to the screen.