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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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“The View” to unite all 11 past and present co-hosts for Barbara Walters farewell

"The View" to unite all 11 past and present co-hosts for Barbara Walters farewell

On Thursday, May 15, ABC’s The View will feature all 11 co-hosts from the show’s 16-plus-year history, as they celebrate series creator Barbara Walters. Walters, the last remaining original co-host of The View since its premiere in August 1997, will make her final co-host appearance on the May 15 episode of the show. She will be saying goodbye to daily television the next day, after more than five decades. The co-hosts featured in the May 15 celebration of Barbara Walters (not including Walters herself) on The View are: Meredith Vieira (moderator, 1997–2006, Season 1–9) Star Jones (1997-2006, Season 1–9) Joy Behar … Continue reading

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AXS TV airs live coverage of Coachella performances

AXS TV airs live coverage of Coachella performances

The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be broadcast live for the first time when AXS TV airs coverage of various performances April 18-20, at 9pm ET each night. AXS TV’s broadcast is hosted by KCRW music director and DJ Jason Bentley, and encompasses over 20 hours of live coverage, spanning five stages of the festival. Featured in AXS’ Friday coverage are Ellie Goulding, Grouplove, Bastille, AFI, Neko Case, Broken Bells, Chromeo, Kate Nash, HAIM, ZZ Ward and Bryan Ferry. Friday’s coverage will re-air Saturday, April 19, at 2pm ET. Saturday’s evening broadcast lineup includes … Continue reading

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“Pioneers of Television” returns for Season 4 on PBS

"Pioneers of Television" returns for Season 4 on PBS

PBS’ wonderful series Pioneers of Television returns tonight for a run of four new episodes looking back at groundbreaking people, shows and themes that have helped turn television into the medium that it is today. This season’s episodes are: “Standup to Sitcom,” featuring new interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, Ray Romano and Bob Newhart; “Doctors and Nurses,” which examines TV’s love affair with the medical profession, from Dr. Kildare to ER and beyond; “Breaking Barriers,” which traces the story of people of color in television; and “Acting Funny,” a look at the backstage techniques of America’s favorite … Continue reading

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Ken Burns’ “The Address” demonstrates lasting impact of the Gettysburg Address

Ken Burns' "The Address" demonstrates lasting impact of the Gettysburg Address

Last November was the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a brief but impactful speech that has gone down in history as one of our nation’s greatest. Perhaps befitting the brilliant conciseness of that address, filmmaker Ken Burns looks at the speech in one of his shortest projects, the 90-minute film The Address. While it is nowhere near as sprawling as Burns’ other works, like The Civil War or Baseball, it — as the original address did — delivers an effective message in its brief time. The Address differs from most of Burns’ other projects … Continue reading

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Copa del Rey 2014 final: ESPN and ESPN Deportes offer coverage

Copa del Rey 2014 final: ESPN and ESPN Deportes offer coverage

In the U.S., ESPN Deportes and ESPN will air live coverage of the Copa del Rey 2014 final, pitting Barcelona against Real Madrid from Mestalla Stadium in Valencia. The match airs April 16 at 3pm ET on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and will also be available in English and in Spanish on WatchESPN. A replay of the match will air April 16 at 8:30pm ET on ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN. For ESPN Deportes’ coverage of the Copa del Rey 2014 final, play-by-play commentator Fernando Palomo, analyst Jose “Tato” Noriega and pitch-side reporter Martin Ainstein will call the match. Over on … Continue reading

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Back to the pit: “BBQ Pitmasters” returns to Destination America

Back to the pit: "BBQ Pitmasters" returns to Destination America

“Maybe some of the best BBQ of any season yet!” Myron Mixon (pictured) told us that when we asked him what to expect from the new season of Destination America’s hit competition series BBQ Pitmasters, which begins April 12. Mixon is back at the judges’ table this season, along with returning judge Tuffy Stone and new judge Moe Cason, a self-taught Pitmaster and fan-favorite contestant from an earlier season. The new season features contestants from Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Memphis and Kansas City. The premiere episode features Robby Royal from Rescue Smokers returning for a chance at redemption after his … Continue reading

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NGC special looks at the hunt for Boston bombers

NGC special looks at the hunt for Boston bombers

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the horrific Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, National Geographic Channel (NGC) will air a two-hour “factual drama” that relives the hunt for those behind it. Called Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers, the special, debuting April 13, includes unprecedented access to authorities, including Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; William B. Evans, former superintendent and current commissioner of the Boston Police Department; Edward F. Davis, former commissioner of the BPD; and Richard C. DesLauriers, former special agent in charge of the FBI, Boston Division. NGC says that Inside … Continue reading

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TCM remembers Mickey Rooney with 24-hour film marathon

TCM remembers Mickey Rooney with 24-hour film marathon

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember Mickey Rooney this Sunday, April 13, with a 24-hour marathon of his classic films beginning at 6am ET. Rooney passed away April 6 at the age of 93. According to TCM, the memorial tribute to Mickey Rooney will include some of his most iconic performances, including Boys Town (1938) and its sequel Men of Boys Town (1941); the first two films in the Andy Hardy series, A Family Affair (1937) and You’re Only Young Once (1938); Babes on Broadway (1941), one of Rooney’s many pairings with Judy Garland; Captains Courageous (1937); and National Velvet … Continue reading

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