Janet Montgomery on “Salem,” Mary Sibley, mice and Margaret Thatcher

Janet Montgomery in Salem

British actress Janet Montgomery has dabbled in a number of American TV series, from FOX’s Human Target to CBS’ Made in Jersey, but nothing has come even close to her newest role as Mary Sibley in WGN America’s Salem. “I do know when I read the scripts it definitely gives me the chills and sometimes I’m like, ‘Oh my God, that seems so risqué,’” Montgomery says of Salem, which airs on Sundays at 10pm ET beginning April 20. The series is set in 17th-century Salem at the height of the Salem witch trials, and follows Montgomery’s character Mary Sibley and … Continue reading

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Preview of “Salem” on WGN: Sex, nudity and Janet Montgomery as one wicked witch

WGN America Salem preview

When it comes to TV’s portrayal of witches, American Horror Story: Coven had its moments, but the newest entry in the genre — Salem — takes a more disturbingly realistic approach to the topic.  The Season 1 premiere of Salem on WGN America (Sunday, April 20 at 10pm ET/9pm CT) takes little time to embark on a wildly wicked and provocatively dark telling of how the 17th-century Salem witch trials actually came to be. And, let’s just say, it wasn’t pretty. TV vets Brannon Braga (writer on series like 24 and Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Adam Simon (The … Continue reading

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Naked And Afraid Recap: Episode 6 “Meltdown in Bolivia”

Naked and Afraid

Welcome to the Season Finale of Naked And Afraid. I’m sad this season is so short; six episodes is enough to pique the interest of viewers, but not enough to build loyalty amongst viewers beyond the core nucleus of rabid fans (like me!) I am sure that Naked and Afraid producers made an original 13 episodes and had to split them up once they saw the great ratings. Last season had 6 hour long episodes, 2 “Bares All” recap episodes, and a two-hour, two couple special episode. This season, the episodes have been 75 minutes long, and are followed by … Continue reading

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ABC’s “Black Box”: A doctor’s secret is locked up in new medical drama

Black Box ABC

ABC’s new medical drama Black Box (Thursdays beginning April 24 at 10pm ET/PT) is set in the most mysterious place in the universe: the human brain. “Marco Polo of the Brain” Catherine Black (Kelly Reilly) is a brilliant neuroscientist at a top medical facility where she studies patients with some of the strangest, most complex brain disorders. In each episode, Catherine and her colleagues attempt to unlock the mysteries of patients’ hallucinations and other frightening conditions. While the case of the week might be Black Box’s neurons, Catherine’s personal life forms the synapses that fire the show. Catherine has bipolar … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon 2014 date, time and TV coverage on Universal Sports

Boston Marathon 2014

The world’s oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon, showcases an expanded field of 36,000 runners tackling the historic 26.2-mile course on Monday, April 21. Prerace coverage begins at 8:30am ET, with live coverage of the race beginning at 9:25am ET (see full broadcast schedule below). Universal Sports Network’s coverage will also include stories about the terrorist bombing near the finish line of the 2013 event. More Boston Marathon Coverage: NBC Dateline special investigates Boston Marathon bombings NGC special looks at the hunt for Boston bombers NBC’s Brian Williams interviews Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman Al Trautwig and Larry Rawson … Continue reading

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2014 NBA Playoffs TV schedule by day: First Round

2014 NBA Playoffs TV schedule by day: First Round

Sixteen teams embark on the playoff journey toward June’s NBA Finals with first-round games beginning Saturday, April 19. The 2014 NBA Playoffs TV schedule begins with ESPN and ABC combining for four Game 1s on Saturday. TNT’s playoff coverage begins with three games Sunday, April 20. NBA TV begins its playoff coverage with Game 2 of Brooklyn-Toronto series on Tuesday, April 22. 2014 NBA PLAYOFFS FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS EASTERN CONFERENCE (1) Indiana Pacers vs. (8) Atlanta Hawks (2) Miami Heat vs. (7) Charlotte Bobcats (3) Toronto Raptors vs. (6) Brooklyn Nets (4) Chicago Bulls vs. (5) Washington Wizards WESTERN CONFERENCE (1) … Continue reading

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New official trailer for Orange Is the New Black Season 2

New official trailer for Orange Is the New Black Season 2

Netflix today released the new official trailer for Orange Is the New Black season 2, along with a video featuring the cast trying to use three words to describe the upcoming 13-episode season, premiering June 6 on Netflix. The ensemble cast of Orange Is the New Black includes Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mugrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone and more. Lorraine Toussaint joins the cast in season two as Yvonne “Vee” Parker, and we get a little sense of her (and her apparent conflict with Galina) … Continue reading

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Valerie Harper: “I am not cancer free”

Valerie Harper: "I am not cancer free"

Hoping to clear up erroneous media reports that she claimed to be “absolutely cancer free,” Valerie Harper, while on a press junket in New York City for her guest-staring role on Hallmark Channel’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered, clarified her original statement to Closer Weekly that was the apparent source of the confusion. Valerie Harper offered this statement: “I am grateful for an opportunity to bring clarity to the story in this week’s Closer Weekly and, more importantly, to address the headline which states that I am cancer free. I am not cancer free. As I have stated on many occasions, I … Continue reading

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Life Below Zero Returns to NatGeo April 17

Life Below Zero

For most families, preparing for winter includes putting away the patio furniture and buying a new shovel. For the Alaskans on NatGeo’s second season of Life Below Zero (returning Thursday, April 17 at 9pmET/PT), winter preparations are much more extreme. The season 2 trailer is almost as intense as the real show; when you live in Alaska, there is no margin for error, and every decision seems like it is life or death. I have so much respect for anyone who calls Alaska’s isolated and unforgiving back country, home. Each of the real people/families highlighted in this series are waging … Continue reading

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“Orphan Black’s” Felix (Jordan Gavaris) talks Season 2

Orphan Black's Jordan Gavaris as Felix

We’re five minutes into screening an action-fueled start to Season 2 of Orphan Black, returning to BBC America Saturday, April 19, and amid all the chaos of Kira and Mrs. S missing and Sarah’s (Tatiana Maslany) world falling apart, in enters the lovably flamboyant Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and some great new chaps. Hilarious! Somehow Gavaris failed to mention that scene when I met up with him earlier this year to talk about the hit series and his character Felix (a.k.a. Fee), who provides much of the series’ comic relief. “I’m not as funny as Felix,” Gavaris confesses. “I’m not anywhere … Continue reading

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