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The Flash Season 2 premiere recap: “The Man Who Saved Central City”

The Flash Season 2 premiere recap: "The Man Who Saved Central City"

As The Flash Season 2 kicked off (following a quick overview of what happened last season), we find it is 6 months after the Singularity, and we can assume that Barry (Grant Gustin), as The Flash, is, indeed, as the title of this episode indicates, The Man Who Saved Central City. We learn that the city is holding a Flash Day in honor of the hero who saved them, but as Barry has flashbacks throughout the episode, we learn at what cost it came, as Ronnie (Robbie Amell) and Eddie (Rick Cosnett) both appeared to perish during the battle to stop Wells … Continue reading

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ABC Family changing name to Freeform in January

ABC Family changing name to Freeform in January

It makes sense that ABC Family is changing its name to the more general name Freeform starting in January 2016, as the network has tended to veer away from what some may consider to be “family” programming for a while now (one of the only holdovers from the channel’s earliest incarnation as an arm of Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network is The 700 Club, which still airs in the wee hours on ABC Family). ABC Family president Tom Ascheim confirmed today that the rebrand builds on the channel’s existing strategy of “super serving ‘Becomers.’” I’m not sure if “Becomers” is a … Continue reading

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5 Questions with … LL Cool J of CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”

5 Questions with ... LL Cool J of CBS's "NCIS: Los Angeles"

Popular across several generations for his music, and later for his forays into acting, LL Cool J plays Special Agent Sam Hanna in CBS’ popular entry in the NCIS franchise, NCIS: Los Angeles, which is currently airing its seventh season Mondays. The actor has won four NAACP Image Awards for his portrayal of Hanna, out of six nominations. We recently caught up with LL Cool J at a CBS party at the Television Critics Association Press Tour and asked him our “5 Questions”:  How do you watch TV? Do you have cable, satellite, any home theater setup? I do it … Continue reading

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The Affair Season 2 features new perspectives

The Affair Season 2 features new perspectives

The Affair was one of our favorite new series, let alone dramas, last year, and we certainly weren’t alone in that assessment, as it won the Golden Globe for best drama series. In its exploration of the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that shakes two marriages, Season 1 followed a Rashomon-style format by examining the memories of the two participants in the affair — Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson). Unsurprisingly, their recollections of the moments before, during and after the affair often differed wildly, and it was fascinating to watch West and Wilson play almost different … Continue reading

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What’s new on Netflix October 2015

What's new on Netflix October 2015

Really, Netflix? You couldn’t keep The Exorcist streaming through Halloween? The 1973 horror classic ends its streaming time on Netflix Oct. 1, so hurry up! Don’t worry, though; there are plenty of new movies and shows newly streaming on the service starting this month. Here is what’s new on Netflix October 2015, both horror- and non-horror-related. NEW ON NETFLIX OCTOBER 2015 ORIGINALS Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy — Available Oct. 2 Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom — Available Oct. 9. This documentary that made its world premiere last month at the Venice Film Festival chronicles the events that unfolded over 93 days in 2013 … Continue reading

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Halloween TV programming 2015

Halloween TV programming 2015

We thought we’d join the crowd of businesses that like to get a jump on Halloween when September is barely over, so here is a monthlong look at some creepy TV programming that is airing throughout October, leading up to Halloween. 🎃 RELATED: DOWNLOAD CHANNEL GUIDE’S 2015 FRIGHT GUIDE! Halloween TV Programming 2015 (All Times ET; Check back for updates and additions) 31 Days of Halloween Spook-a-Thon Oct. 1-31 on Syfy. A month of spooky programming, including the new original movies Night of the Wild (Oct. 3); Ominous (Oct. 10); They Found Hell (Oct. 17); and The Hollow (Oct. 24). Sleepy Hollow Season Premiere — Oct. 1 at 9pm on FOX. Ichabod and … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! It’s Channel Guide’s Fright Guide!

Happy Halloween! It's Channel Guide's Fright Guide!

This Halloween season, get your scares on with Channel Guide Magazine‘s 2015 Fright Guide, a free special edition highlighting the best Halloween programming airing on TV in October. It’s a month’s worth of thrillers, horror and scare-you-out-of-your-seat TV. Included in the 2015 Fright Guide: Staff Picks: Recommendations, favorites and Halloween musts! Best Bets Calendar: Can’t-miss scary offeringsg Feature Articles: In-depth articles about what’s airing this month Daily Listings: Halloween related programming every day! Movies and Specials Logs: Extended descriptions in alphabetical order   DOWNLOAD IT TODAY!

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“Rosewood” joins FOX lineup tonight

"Rosewood" joins FOX lineup tonight

He’s definitely not Quincy! Morris Chestnut plays “private pathologist” Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr., who uses his own sophisticated technology and lab to perform autopsies on victims of crimes and accidents to uncover clues that the regular authorities may have missed. Sometimes the cops begrudgingly let “Rosie” help them out, knowing how good he is; other times he pretty much forces himself into a case. We are constantly reminded of how almost preternaturally good Rosewood is, and that can be a detriment at times to the show, as the character begins to come across less as confident and charming, and more … Continue reading

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When is the CNN GOP debate?

When is the CNN GOP debate?

The second debate among the candidates vying for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination will air Wednesday, Sept. 16, on CNN, beginning at 6pm ET from the Reagan Library in California. The CNN GOP debate will feature 10 candidates overall in the main, later debate, airing at 8pm, with the remaining five candidates appearing during an earlier debate at 6pm. The debate will be moderated by Jake Tapper (CNN’s chief Washington correspondent), Dana Bash (CNN’s chief political correspondent) and Hugh Hewitt (conservative radio host). CNN says it spent two months determining candidate eligibility for the debate based on averages of national … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert talks about his plans for The Late Show

Stephen Colbert The Late Show

“I want to do jokes on Donald Trump so badly, and I have no venue,” Stephen Colbert told reporters back in August at the Television Critics Association press tour, when he was still about a month away from debuting The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “Right now, I’ve just been ‘dry-Trumping.’ I just hope he’s taking his vitamins. Please stay healthy until I get on the air. Every night before I go to bed, I light a candle and pray that he stays in the race, and I also pray that no one puts that candle anywhere near his hair.” … Continue reading

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