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Trevor Noah will be next host of “The Daily Show”

Trevor Noah will be next host of "The Daily Show"

Comedy Central today announced the next host for The Daily Show once Jon Stewart departs. Trevor Noah, who joined the program in 2014 as a contributor, will take over at a date to be announced later. “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny,” said Michele Ganeless, president of Comedy Central. “For the next host of The Daily Show, we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife Season 4 debuts on PBS tonight

Call the Midwife Season 4 debuts on PBS tonight

The popular drama Call the Midwife debuts its fourth season in America on PBS tonight (the BBC has also commissioned a fifth season, which is expected to air in 2016). Continuing to be inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Midwife finds its main characters — the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, and the poor community members whom they serve — entering the 1960s. The new season will see the introduction of a couple of new nurses, Barbara Gilbert (Charlotte Ritchie) and Phyllis Crane (Linda Bassett), both of whom don’t make the greatest of first impressions. Jessica Raine, who … Continue reading

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“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” another winner from Alex Gibney

"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" another winner from Alex Gibney

You may have been somewhat familiar with the religion of Scientology if you are a fan of two of its most famous adherents, Tom Cruise and John Travolta, but Alex Gibney’s striking documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, making its debut March 29 on HBO, goes way beyond the external facade to reveal an — at best, weird; at worst, frightening, abusive and borderline fascistic — organization. Cruise and Travolta are, of course, featured in prominent portions of the documentary (although both declined to participate in the film, archival footage is offered, including a segment with Cruise speaking … Continue reading

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American Crime Episode 4 recap

American Crime Episode 4 recap

Gwen started awakening from her coma, and other main characters faced awakenings of their own, in American Crime Episode 4. The hour started with us watching Aliyah (Regina King) in her temple, listening to the preacher talk about inequality, and charging his congregation to go out in the world and achieve greatness. Aliyah follows through on this, and on her promise to Carter (Elvis Nolasco) last week that she would help him by getting him a lawyer who works for a cause. This lawyer is Brother Timothy (Cedric Duplechain), who meets with Carter and Aliyah. Timothy explains to Carter how … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Season 6 will be show’s final season

Downton Abbey Season 6 will be show's final season

It had been speculated about a bit recently, and today the producers of Downton Abbey confirmed the news that fans have been dreading: that Season 6 of the international hit drama will be the series’ last. Carnival Film’s Managing Director and Executive Producer of Downton Abbey, Gareth Neame said in a release, “Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception. We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it … Continue reading

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Science Channel and NASA TV airing live coverage of Scott Kelly space launch

Science Channel and NASA TV airing live coverage of Scott Kelly space launch

This Friday, March 27, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and crew will launch on their one year in space at the International Space Station (ISS). Science Channel, via NASA TV, will air live coverage of the launch, which is scheduled for 3:42pm ET from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (launch is subject to change, of course, based on conditions). More from Science Channel: “Kelly and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko are scheduled to spend one full year living and working aboard the ISS and will launch on this important mission with cosmonaut Gennady Padalka. The trio will ride … Continue reading

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“The X-Files” returning as event series on FOX

"The X-Files" returning as event series on FOX

The truth is still out there! Thirteen years after the end of its original run, The X-Files is returning as a six-episode event series on FOX, the network announced today. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return to their original iconic roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Series creator/executive producer Chris Carter will helm the limited series, with production set to begin this summer. Further details will be announced at a later date. “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Chris Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time … Continue reading

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American Crime Episode 3 recap

American Crime Episode 3 recap

In American Crime Episode 3, a little progress on the case at hand developed, but we mainly learned further backstories among most of the characters. Family played an especially important role in the episode, as we got to meet Aubry’s stepfather, Carter’s sister and Alonzo’s brother-in-law. The episode opens with Alonzo (Benito Martinez), for all intents and purposes, alone in the house. Although Jenny (Gleendylis Inoa) is there, she ignores her father’s attempts to speak to her. We can tell that tension hangs heavy in the Gutierrez household in the wake of Jenny exploding at her father in last week’s episode, … Continue reading

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El Clasico 2015 U.S. TV coverage

El Clasico 2015 U.S. TV coverage

Barcelona and Real Madrid meet again in the latest El Clasico matchup this Sunday, March 22, from Camp Nou in Barcelona. U.S. TV coverage of El Clasico 2015 will air on beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Español, with coverage starting at 2pm ET. The match will also be available online at beIN Sports Connect, which is free with a beIN Sports subscription through participating television providers. El Clasico 2015 marks the 230th time that Barcelona and Real Madrid will have met competitively. Real Madrid won the last match in October 2014, beating Barcelona 3-1. Over their competitive history, Real Madrid … Continue reading

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ID airing updated “Vanity Fair Confidential” episode about Robert Durst

In the wake of the recent re-arrest of alleged murderer and real estate heir Robert Durst — and Durst’s shocking, apparent confession on Sunday’s final episode of the HBO docuseries The Jinx – Investigation Discovery (ID) will air a special presentation of its Vanity Fair Confidential series. Called “The Robert Durst Story,” this episode is based on a February 2002 article by Ned Zeman that appeared in Vanity Fair. It touches upon rarely discussed or reported information about the relationship between Durst and Morris Black, the Gavleston, Texas, victim whom Durst was tried for killing. Durst was acquitted, even though the trial revealed that he did … Continue reading

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