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Bachelor in Paradise Was a Lot of Waiting to Get to DeMario's Sit-Down

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

For the last two months, DeMario Jackson has been telling his side of the Bachelor in Paradise scandal story to anyone who'll listen. But Tuesday's sit-down with Chris Harrison will have to be his final word, because I cannot keep writing about this. It's draining. When Chris Harrison said "journalism is dead," it became clear that dark, depressing absurdity of this whole situation will never be solved, only endured. DeMario didn't say anything he hadn't already said in this myriad other media appearances. It's time for him to spend some time with his family and stay off TV for awhile. He may be innocent of wrongdoing, but he's not innocent of being self-aggrandizing or unlikable.



David Letterman's Netflix Salary Will Make You Cry

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

David Letterman is going to make $2 million per episode of his new Netflix show. That is...so much money. That's enough to buy a million Taco Bell crunchy taco supremes. That's so many tacos. It's also almost as much as his Late Show replacement Stephen Colbert, who is racking in $15 million a year, according to Variety's new report of TV salaries. Letterman is getting $12 million for his six-episode commitment deal with the streaming giant. Letterman and Colbert aren't even on the top of the list though. In the drama category, Robert DeNiro is taking home top prize with $750,000 per episode of his upcoming Amazon project with director David O. Russell.



Game of Thrones Director Admits to "Fudged Timelines"

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

If you've been getting whiplash from the breakneck pace of Game of Thrones Season 7, you're definitely not alone. Major character reunions, epic battle scenes and long-awaited reveals seem to be dropping in every 10 minutes this year, but that's what happens when you reach the climax of a series at the same time you drastically reduce your episode orders. This issue was most apparent during the recent quest to kidnap a wight, in "Beyond the Wall." Logically, a lot of traveling happened during a short period of time, both in airtime and in Westerosi time. Fans were quick to call out the rather ridiculous pacing of the episode (despite hosting the first ever dragon vs.



The Fosters Made TV History With Callie and Aaron

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Tuesday's episode of The Fosters] Callie may have finally found true love on The Fosters. Tuesday's episode marked an important milestone for Callie Adams-Foster (Maia Mitchell) and her new boyfriend Aaron (Elliot Fletcher). The two love birds have been taking their time to get to know each other over the past season and a half, but after breaking and entering, car accidents and awkward family dinners they proved they were finally ready to take their relationship to an intimate level. It started with a hike and a dip under a waterfall. Then Aaron broached the subject of sex again, this time with much more progressive results.



Kevin Can Wait Is Killing Off Donna "Out of Respect" for Erinn Hayes

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

CBS' Kevin Can Wait shocked many when it decided to kill off one of its main characters. Yes, a CBS multi-camera comedy is pulling a Walking Dead and dropping the axe on Erinn Hayes' character Donna, wife of Kevin James' title character, and now we know why. Sort of! Kevin Can Wait executive producer Rob Long spoke with TV Line about the controversial decision, and the short answer is that killing off Donna made a quick line towards a common sitcom situation -- single dad has to learn how to mom -- and was done "out of respect" for Hayes and her character.



Richard Schiff Says The West Wing Helped Obama Win in 2008

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

If you're like us, it's sometimes tempting to tune out of the daily insanity that is the current political climate in favor of binging The West Wing on Netflix for the first (or fiftieth) time. NBC's seven-year political drama hosted the kind of characters we wish populated our nation's capital; people who were honest, generous, hard-working patriots. This attitude isn't a new one -- it's been around since the show went off the air, and the cast is more than aware of the effect The West Wing has had on its viewers and how they view the highest office in the nation.



The 10 Most Heartbreaking TV Deaths of 2017 So Far

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

(WARNING: Big spoilers for a whole bunch of shows inside!) 2017 has been a banner year for heartbreaking TV deaths. From William's (Ron Cephas Jones) bittersweet farewell on This Is Us to Crowley's (Mark Sheppard) act of self-sacrifice on Supernatural to the most recent one, the dragon Viserion on Game of Thrones, who got speared then zombified, there have been a whole bunch of deaths that made as cry ugly tears or shout "Noooooo!" or sit in stunned silence, processing what we'd just seen. These aren't all the deaths that upset us -- honorable mentions include Chuck (Michael McKean) on Better Call Saul, Travis (Cliff Curtis) on Fear the Walking Dead and the Log Lady (Catherine Coulson) on Twin Peaks -- but these are the biggest.



The Will & Grace Revival Plans to Keep Politics at the Forefront

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

One of the best parts of watching Will & Grace back in the day was picking up on the not-so-subtle political and pop-culture references in each episode. Now, with the world in a new mess what seems like every day, there's plenty of fodder for the revival to work with. According to Debra Messing, prepare for even more real-world tie-ins this time around. "We are absolutely going to do what Will & Grace always did," Debra Messing told TV Guide at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. "Which is to be provocative and sassy and to make people laugh out loud by shining a light on what's happening right now in our country, whether or not it's politically or pop-culture or socially.



Jerry Seinfeld Revisits His Stand-Up Past With Jerry Before Seinfeld

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

Netflix is offering up a chance to get to know Jerry Seinfeld on a much deeper level. The comedian will make his debut on the streaming platform with the stand-up special Jerry Before Seinfeld, an intimate set featuring old jokes, videos from his childhood and so much more. Taking place at The Comic Strip in New York City, the club that launched his career, he'll revisit the quips that essentially put him on everyone's radar. Plus, the special will be interspersed with never-before-seen material including a library of legal pads with every joke he's written since 1975. The hour-long TV event sounds like a must-see for anyone that calls themselves a Seinfeld fan.



Game of Thrones' Season 7 Finale Is Officially the Longest Episode Yet

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

HBO revealed the title of Game of Thrones' upcoming Season 7 finale on Tuesday. The episode will be called (drumroll please)..."The Dragon and the Wolf." The episode will be the longest episode of Game of Thrones so far, clocking in at a whopping 79 minutes, 43 seconds. "The Dragon" is obviously Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and "the Wolf" is Jon Snow (Kit Harington). You know, because the Targaryen house sigil is a dragon and the Starks' is a wolf. Or! It may literally refer to one of Daenerys' dragons -- maybe Viserion, who was killed in the previous episode and resurrected by the Night King as a wight -- and Jon's direwolf Ghost. But it's probably the humans.



Common's Black Samurai Will Be the Hero We All Need

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

Common's next project will have him teaming up with rap royalty and a famed Hollywood producer. The musician-turned-actor is set to star in Black Samurai, a live-action series based on the novels by Marc Olden which is currently in development at Starz. The story centers on Robert Sand (Common), a skilled American Army Ranger whose life changes drastically when a legendary Japanese master invites him to train as a samurai. After mercenaries kill his beloved sensei and samurai family, Sand sets course on a worldwide journey of revenge and self-discovery. Featuring music from Common and the Wu-Tang Clan, the series will be an update to both the novels and the 1977 film of the same name.



First American Horror Story: Cult Trailer Pits Sarah Paulson Against Evan Peters

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

"American Horror Story: Cult" Trailer: https://t.co/MVFdwasJsV #AHSCult pic.twitter.com/yRxwF2zItd - Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 22, 2017 It's all beginning to make sense! The first trailer for American Horror Story: Cult is here, and now we finally understand all the terrifying clown imagery. You see, after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Michigan restaurant owner Ally (Sarah Paulson) becomes so traumatized that her intense fear of clowns (aka coulrophbia) resurfaces -- something she explains to her therapist Dr. Rudy Vincent (Cheyenne Jackson). Ally soon begins seeing clowns everywhere, some of which may be imagined, but others may be terrifyingly real.



MTV Renews Fear Factor for a "More Ludicrous" Season 2

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

MTV's rebooted Fear Factor will be back for more scares. The network renewed the Ludacris-hosted competition for Season 2 on Tuesday, Variety reports. Season 2 will consist of 20 episodes, up from Season 1's 12. MTV's version is a little less gross and a little more inspirational than the NBC version that ran from 2001 to 2006, but it still does crazy stunts like burying people alive. "I'm looking forward to season two of Fear Factor and it being more ludicrous than the first season," Ludacris told Variety. "Pun intended." Fear Factor is one of several nostalgia-baiting shows MTV has brought back or is in the process of bringing back. Last week, the network announced the resurrection of its dormant MTV Unplugged live music series.



Oh My God, Look at Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner's Ned Stark Impression

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are sisters on Game of Thrones and best friends in real life, and they seem like so much fun to hang out with. Need proof? Just watch this charming clip of them doing a series of goofy Ned Stark impressions from their episode of Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke, which premieres Tuesday. In the clip, which comes to us via Entertainment Weekly, Williams and Turner are driving around Austin when Williams proposes they play a goofy game where they read famous lines from pop culture with the dramatic weight of their Game of Thrones father Ned Stark, as played by Sean Bean.



Game of Thrones' Bran Isn't the Night King; He's Harry Potter

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

Could Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) be both the Three-Eyed Raven and the Night King? According to many Game of Thrones fans, the not-quite-Stark-anymore is pulling double duty. This old theory has gained new life after Sunday's episode, which saw the Night King mirroring one of Bran's vision strolls through the snow, with both wearing almost identical outfits. It's been proven time and time again on this show that the costumes on this show are never just clothes -- they're filled with as many clues to character motivations and the plot to come as any piece of dialogue or action -- so this is definitely nothing to brush off lightly as a mere coincidence.