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?L.A. Law Creator Steven Bochco Reveals Why He Said Yes to a Reboot

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

The L.A. Law creator is currently working with Fox's 20th Television on a reimagining of the legal drama, which originally aired on NBC from September 1986 to May 1994, but it took a lot of convincing to get him to agree to it. Bochco says he's looking forward to introducing the law firm of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak (or some iteration of it) to a new generation of viewers, while tossing in a couple of treats for fans of the original series, a four-time Emmy winner for Best Drama Series that starred Jimmy Smits, Blair Underwood and John Spencer, among others. [...] don't expect to see updated versions of Bochco's other shows (including Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue or Doogie Howser, M.D.) any time soon, or ever - Bochco says L.A. Law is the only one of his shows that he'd consider bringing back. Because I don't think you could ever duplicate what that show was to the culture in 1981. ...



?Empire Mega Buzz: Could Andre Lyon Be Next to Die?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

Empire started the season by jumping into the conversation about race, guns and justice that's dominating the news cycle, and Fox's soap shows no signs of backing away anytime soon. Andre (Trai Byers), who's just beginning to see some light after Rhonda's (Kaitlin Doubleday) death sent him into another mental health spiral, is going to find himself in serious danger soon.



Blindspot: Family Will Cause Even More Drama for Jane

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

There she also met her adoptive mother Shepherd (Michelle Hurd), who took in Roman and Jane at a young age after their anti-apartheid parents were killed in South Africa. You'd think this family reunion would be filled with joy, mom's delicious meatloaf and old vacation slideshows, but that's not how Blindspot works at all. "Things are heating up in terms of the stakes, the family dynamic and trying to get Remi back, essentially," Mitchell tells TVGuide.com of Sandstorm's attempt to bring back its star agent into the fold. Particularly when a hard ass like Shepherd stands in the way and almost everything Jane is telling them is a lie. It's going to play a huge part moving forward. [...] we'll quickly see the difference in how Roman and Shepherd handle Jane in this week's episode. If there's any doubt that Jane isn't the person we know her to be, then s*** is going to hit the fan. [...] what would happen if Roman found out that Jane was lying to him? "He'll not respond well," Mitchell says with a laugh.



Robin Hood Is Returning to Once Upon a Time Even Though He's Super Dead

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

According to Entertainment Weekly, Sean Maguire will be returning to the ABC fantasy series as Robin Hood despite the fact he shuffled off his mortal coil during Season 5. Executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis told EW they are excited for the show's fans to see what they have planned, "which in the wake of his character's heartbreaking demise, is something we hope is unexpected and surprising." [...] by that Marvel-level logic, the actor can appear in flashbacks and Kitsis won't be considered a big fat liar. The actor, who will also be doing a guest stint on NBC's Timeless this season, told TV Line in May that he was shocked his character was killed off because he'd been led to believe Robin was headed down a different path.



Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Watch Holt Talk About Breasts in This Exclusive Clip

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

With Jake (Andy Samberg) and Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) in the Witness Protection Program in Florida, the season premiere ended with Holt suggesting that they flush out mafia boss Figgis by releasing a viral video to let their whereabouts be known. [...] the most amusing part of the clip involves Holt maintaining his cover as Greg, a man the homosexual Holt wants everyone to know is incredibly heterosexual with a fondness for boobs.



?Exclusive Chicago Med Sneak Peek: Halstead and April's Patient Will Tug at Your Heartstrings

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

On Thursday's episode of Chicago Med, Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and April (Yaya DaCosta) treat a talkative patient who's fallen and injured both of his wrists. "[...] much action in the city nowadays, you stop paying attention for a second and bam, faceplant," the man says good-naturedly.



Criminal Minds: Meet Luke Alvez

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

Garcia might not be too welcoming towards Luke Alvez on Criminal Minds, but the same can't be said for Adam Rodriguez, who plays the new agent. Rodriguez makes his debut on Wednesday's Season 12 premiere, when Alvez, an Army vet and Fugitive Task Force agent, tags along with the BAU to help collar those unsubs who broke out of prison in the Season 11 finale. "Before [Alvez] was in the Fugitive Task Force, he was an agent ... and his partner was one of [the Crimson King's] victims, who wasn't killed but was paralyzed by the Crimson King," Messer says. Exclusive Criminal Minds sneak peek: Alvez's stint with the BAU was meant to be temporary -- a meeting of brains and brawn, if you will -- but the BAU makes him an offer to stay by the end of the episode. The allure of finding a different way to pursue him -- cerebrally as opposed to just physically -- he's now able to learn these new techniques with the BAU. Unlike Alvez, Rodriguez was always going to be a series regular, ostensibly replacing Shemar Moore, which is the source of Garcia's (Kirsten Vangsness) ire. [...] she's not actually peeved that Alvez is around -- baby girl could never be that cold-blooded -- she's just finally now forced to process Morgan's absence. "[She] doesn't quite know what to do with this, because liking anyone could feel like a betrayal to Morgan," Messer says. Season 12 of Criminal Minds premieres Wednesday at 9/8c on CBS.



?NCIS: LA Boss: Uncovering the Mole Will Have "Catastrophic Results"

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

NCIS: Los Angeles is getting shaken up in a major way. In the Season 8 premiere, Hetty (Linda Hunt) and Granger (Miguel Ferrer) got an unexpected visit from Undersecretary Corbin Duggan (Jackson Hurst) and other higher-ups from Washington, who descended on NCIS: LA headquarters in order to sniff out a mole working within the agency. If that wasn't enough, Kensi (Daniela Ruah) was gravely injured during a rogue mission to Syria when the chopper in which she, Callen (Chris O'Donnell), Sam (LL Cool J), and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) were returning in got bombed on their way back.



Amazon Orders The Tick Remake, Jill Soloway's I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Damme Comedy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

Amazon has picked up The Tick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson and I Love Dick to series, the network announced on Tuesday. All three half-hour comedies will premiere on Amazon Prime in 2017. Amazon's revival of The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz as the iconic blue superhero who teams up with an accountant (Griffin Newman) to take down a supervillain who's been long-thought dead. Brendan Hines, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry and Yara Martinez also star. Jean-Claude Van Johnson features Jean-Claude Van Damme in the titular role as a martial arts and film star who used to moonlight as an undercover contractor under the alias "Johnson.



Here's How Late Night Reacted to the Presidential Debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

The Daily Show, Late Night and The Late Show were all live Monday night in order to quickly respond to the presidential debate, and the hosts brought their A-games. Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert each talked about a lot of the same stuff -- Donald Trump's lack of preparation and low expectations and Hillary Clinton's "woo, OK!" shimmy. Noah and Colbert even made the same joke about the first lie of the night ("Donald, it's good to be with you"). But each host brought their own angle and area of expertise to their coverage. Trevor Noah was at his best, gleefully skewering the candidates' hypocrisies and slip-ups and responding fastest to the actual debate rather than its run-up.



Sheldon's Reactions Were the Funniest Part of Last Night's The Big Bang Theory

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

"It's not like you're handing us the Death Star from Star Trek." Jim Parsons is a talented physical comedian, even though he's too tall. Right? Doesn't Sheldon seem like he shouldn't be so tall, especially compared to Leonard? Have they talked about this? The Big Bang Theory airs Mondays at 8/7c on CBS. (Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.) Other Links From TVGuide.com The Big Bang TheoryJim ParsonsDean NorrisJohnny GaleckiSimon Helberg



?Exclusive Bull Sneak Peek: The Team Tackles Gender Bias

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

On Tuesday's episode of Bull, the team handles a case involving a female pilot who's the sole survivor of a plane crash and is being sued for negligence. Dr. Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his colleagues know that the key to getting the jury on her side is to rule out any prejudices the jurors may have against her -- even if they don't realize it. "The data shows that when it comes to female pilots, there's a clear gender bias," Marissa (Geneva Carr) notes. "It's subconscious." Carr tells TVGuide.com that this episode in particular resonated with her, and notes the significance of it airing 24 hours after the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.



Clear Your Wednesday Nights, It's Time to Start Watching Younger

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

This is a feat rarely achieved on TV -- even fans of The CW's telenovela Jane the Virgin, a show with an equally pleasurable love story, tend to prefer one man over the other -- and although Liza's relationship struggles run the risk of eventually falling victim to the same redundancy problems that threaten the actual security of her work life, at this stage, that particular development has yet to overwhelm the rest of the series. That Liza's age -- Charles thinks she's 26 -- is the true impediment to a possible relationship adds just enough of a different spin to an otherwise common storytelling device while allowing the show to dig deep and challenge its central themes of chasing one's dreams, no matter the cost.



The Will & Grace Cast Reunited for a Hillary Clinton Support Video

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

On Sunday (September 25), Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally shared a heap-load of photos of the cast palling around, 10 years after their hit NBC comedy ended. [...] this isn't your average cast reunion where the stars get together to swap stories, catch up and indulge in nostalgia. The same title also appears on all four actors' social media accounts, along with corresponding character names straight out of I Love Lucy: - Sean Hayes (@SeanHayes) September 26, 2016 The actual reunion happened on Wednesday, according to a tweet by McCormack, but whatever the secret project is that the cast is working on is expected to be revealed very soon. - Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) September 26, 2016 On Monday, Hayes shared a photo of the cast in costume and a trailer on his Facebook page that featured the words "Will & Grace is back" in bold red letters, while Mullaly is heard off-screen chanting Trump's name and exclaiming, "Make America bueno again!"



Gotham Introduces Poison Ivy... Again

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:00 UT

While her screentime only made up a small percentage of "Burn the Witch," Maggie Geha's new (and improved?) Ivy Pepper emerged from the polluted Gotham River to replace the tragic teenage incarnation introduced to us by Claire Foley way back in Gotham's pilot. Ivy claimed to have "changed" inside and outside after her monster-zap swan dive into Gotham's sewer system, meaning we're supposed to ignore the fact that last week Ivy was an awkward teenager and this week she's suddenly the sexpot that Batman fans have long known her to be in the comics. Rather than give us an original story for Ivy -- which Gotham already had in motion with her ties to Selina and the Wayne Family Conspiracy -- the series instead chose to wash all that away and plop a classic Poison Ivy character in the middle of this endless hot mess. Sure, telling the story of how an antisocial, plant-loving, weirdo teenager grew into the titillating mommy monster that is synonymous with Poison Ivy would have had its own creepy problems, but to simply give up and comic book a hyper-sexualized Ivy into a plot that neither wanted nor needed her is to strip Poison Ivy of everything but her sexuality.