Barb Oates

Preview: TNT’s new “Wake Up Call” should be required viewing for all teens

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is behind TNT's newWake Up Call

A new level of respect and thanks goes to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with his latest reality series Wake Up Call debuting tonight on TNT at 9pmET/PT. The show is an emotionally charged journey that gives a good kick in the ass (in a good sense) to people who have been faced with extreme challenges. While some compassion is given to their personal hardship, Johnson provides a tough-love approach — in his candid, can-do-anything style — as he believes these individuals can and should be doing better. Johnson is certainly an ideal host / lead interventionist for the series as … Continue reading

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Jimmy Kimmel asks Eaten Alive’s Paul Rosalie for a make-good: “get eaten by another animal”

Jimmy Kimmel asks Eaten Alive's Paul Rosalie for a make-good: "get eaten by another animal"

Viewers of Discovery’s entertaining two-hour Eaten Alive special sounded off on social media when naturalist/author Paul Rosalie failed to be actually eaten by the snake. Jimmy Kimmel said it best last night when he had Rosalie on his show via Skype. “What a rip off. All I wanted to do was relax on my couch and watch a man get eaten by a snake,” Kimmel joked. In the last 15-minutes of the two-hour special, we did see the 20-foot snake make a few strikes at swallowing him (some great interior shots of the snake’s inner throat cavity were captured), but … Continue reading

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Preview: Rebecca Romijn leads cast in “The Librarians” on TNT

The Librarians features Rebecca Romijn in the lead

TNT’s popular movie trilogy The Librarian gets serialized in the new action-packed drama series The Librarians, premiering on TNT Sunday, Dec. 7 at 8pmET/PT. Leading the cast is Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) who plays counter-terrorism agent Eve Baird who is reluctant to take on the job as the guardian to this weird but interesting Librarian (Noah Wyle) she encounters. “I was an investigator and I get invited to work at the library — I don’t know why, and I don’t necessarily want the job but I received this mysterious invitation,” Romijn explains. “I [become] the guardian of the Librarian. He doesn’t … Continue reading

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What’s next for Pepper? Interview with American Horror Story’s Naomi Grossman

Pepper and Ma Petite on American Horror Story: Freak Show

We love Pepper on American Horror Story. Naomi Grossman holds the distinguished honor of being the first character continuation in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story anthology series, portraying the gremlin-like Pepper in both Asylum and Freak Show. Pepper will be the focus of the upcoming 10th episode of AHS: Freak Show, “Orphans,” (airing Dec. 17) where we’ll get a better understanding on where she came from and how she got to Briarcliff Manor. “Ryan has hinted that Freak Show is Pepper’s origin story, and I think it’s fair to assume he means more than just stacking chairs and manicuring nails,” … Continue reading

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AHS: Freak Show introduces new character in Episode 8

Chrissy Metz plays the fat lady on American Horror Story

A new character is introduced tonight in Episode 8 of American Horror Story: Freak Show. In “Blood Bath,” which airs on FX Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 10pm ET/PT, newcomer Chrissy Metz will play Ima, an immensely large woman who looks to be Elsa’s (Jessica Lange) new freak of interest to dote over. [SPOILER] Elsa’s former favorite (and an adored fan favorite) was Ma Petite (Jyoti Amge) but her run ended last episode when Stanley (Denis O’Hare) wrapped his nasty hands around her. (We’re still grieving over the museum encapsulation reveal). Metz clearly is playing the fat lady and most likely … Continue reading

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Long Island Medium Knock and Shock sweepstakes winner announced

Long Island Medium Knock and Shock sweepstakes winner announced during holiday special

Fans of Theresa Caputo have been waiting for this moment. In a special holiday episode of Long Island Medium on TLC Sunday Dec. 7 at 8pm ET the Long Island Medium Knock and Shock sweepstakes winner will be announced. Unlike Theresa’s other Twitter-based sweepstakes, this season-long sweepstakes involves Theresa showing up at a person’s house unannounced live. The “Knock and Shock” sweepstakes began at the start of the season (Aug. 3) and ran for 11 weeks. Each week viewers could enter up to three times via the TLC website. Entrants were asked to answer a multiple choice question that was … Continue reading

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For real? Man gets eaten by snake in Discovery’s new “Eaten Alive”

Man gets eaten by snake in Discovery's Eaten Alive on Dec 7

Say what? Let me rewind that promo trailer I just saw (which millions of others also saw during Nick Wallenda’s Chicago skyline walk) in which a man gets eaten by a snake in Discovery Channel’s new Eaten Alive airing on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 9pm ET/PT. How is that possible? The idea of a human willing to be consumed by a 20-foot-plus anaconda in an attempt to gain more knowledge on the majestic creatures sounds downright crazy. I mean, couldn’t we just study them from afar? When you talk with Discovery’s executive producer Mike Sorensen, who is behind the two-hour … Continue reading

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Preview: James Nesbitt’s performance in “The Missing” will haunt you

The Missing stars James Nesbitt

If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve had one of those terrifying moments. You’re at the mall, a festival, the zoo — in public — and for a brief bit of time you lose track of your child. He was just with you. Your heart races. Your eyes search frantically. Panic sets in. Then relief — you spot him. Not so, for the new dramatic thriller — The Missing, debuting on Starz Saturday, Nov. 15 at 9pmET/PT. James Nesbitt gives a career-best performance in Starz’s eight-part series The Missing portraying — in heartbreaking detail — the life of … Continue reading

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American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson answers our 7 questions

American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson answers our 7 questions

Sarah Paulson has been pulling double duty in American Horror Story: Freak Show (Wednesdays on FX) playing conjoined twins Bette and Dot — two characters, Paulson tells us, that have proved to be her most challenging role to date. “What I’ve already got to do in the first three episodes, there’s just nowhere else I would have done any of it — any of it — ever!” Paulson tells us, early into shooting. “There are up to 22 people working on every single shot that I am in. It’s very, very labor intensive, both for me physically and for the … Continue reading

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Recap of Moonshiners: Shine On – arson hits Tim’s distillery

Recap of Moonshiners: Shine On - arson hits Tim's distillery

Recap of Moonshiners: Shine On (Season 4, Episode 1. Original airdate Nov. 3, 2014). OK, so here’s the quick review of what went down in the Season 4 premiere of Moonshiners. First, let’s get you updated on the preshow and the moonshine taste testing that took place. In the Secret Summit preshow, fan favorite Tim Smith served as the final judge of three moonshine samples from Tickle, Josh, Bill, Jeff and Mark. Tim swirled the samples looking at color, consistency and texture, and gave each a good smell offering some tips. “You want to be able to smell what it’s … Continue reading

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