Empire’s Grace Gealey: “More deep episodes coming up for Anika”

Empire's Grace Gealey: "More deep episodes coming up for Anika"

FOX’s midseason series Empire has become a fast hit — it has continued rising in its ratings over its first three weeks, and after only two episodes it was renewed for a second season. The hip-hop drama has quickly developed a fan base, with people tweeting about it excitedly during its airing. Grace Gealey, who plays Anika Calhoun, head of Empire Entertainment A&R and the love interest of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), is also excited about the success of the show. In Gealey’s first network TV role, her character had a breakout episode on Jan. 28, and just ahead of that, … Continue reading

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Parenthood Finale: Pass The Tissues!

Parenthood Finale: Pass The Tissues!

So, after six seasons, the time has come to say goodbye to clan Braverman. And yes, it’s a given that there will be tears during Parenthood series finale. (I mean, come on, there’s ALWAYS tears with this show). But will they be happy tears or sad tears or gut-wrenching sobs? Hard to say, as Parenthood has triggered all of the above — sometimes in the same episode — and this is, after all, the series finale. (Warning, if you aren’t completely caught up, some spoilers about where things stand going into the finale are below. And if you haven’t been watching Parenthood prior … Continue reading

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Now Available: Book Based On CW Series, “The Originals”

Now Available: Book Based On CW Series, "The Originals"

Fans of The Vampire Diaries and its successful spin-off prequel The Originals have a new way to get their vampire fix. A series of books created by Julie Plec contains original content and stories of the Original vampire family. And each book has cover art featuring the stunning cast of The Originals. Book 1, The Originals: The Rise features a stunning shot of Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), and as a bonus, includes the first three chapters of book #2 in the series, The Originals: The Loss. The Originals: The Rise, is available now and takes readers back to eighteenth century … Continue reading

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FX “The Americans” Season 3: The next move in Philip and Elizabeth’s spy game

FX The Americans Season 3

ALSO SEE: NBC’s Allegiance is not FX’s The Americans … maybe Keri Russell talks about The Americans Season 2 5 Questions With Noah Emmerich of FX’s The Americans Prized KGB assets Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) will have the heat turned up on them as FX’s Cold War spy drama The Americans returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10pm ET/PT. Philip and Elizabeth will be more focused on parenting this season, and they’ll have conflicts over the decision to groom their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) for KGB service by orders of the Center. Putting … Continue reading

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Jane the Virgin Chapter 11 recap: Daddy Drama

Jane the Virgin Chapter 11 recap: Daddy Drama

On “Chapter Eleven” of Jane the Virgin, Jane is faced with  a life-changing decision before the baby arrives. With her assistant teaching position coming to an end, Jane gets the good news that they’re offering her a full-time position. They even offer to keep Jane’s spot for her once she returns from maternity leave. Everything seems to be going to plan with her life — until Jane meets with her father on set. He too has a surprise for Jane —he has arranged for his daughter to intern as a writer for his hit telenovela! Since Rogelio didn’t ask Jane if she wanted … Continue reading

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Katia Winter says Sleepy Hollow Season 2 has “been a little manic”

Katia Winter says Sleepy Hollow Season 2 has "been a little manic"

Some Sleepy Hollow fans have, to a degree, been disappointed by the direction Season 2 has been going, especially regarding the relationship between Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and his wife, Katrina (Katia Winter), with some fans preferring to see something happen between Ichabod and his modern-day partner Abbie (Nichole Beharie) rather than wait for Ichabod to help Katrina get acclimated to the 21st century, which has come complete with courting each other anew via modern dating rituals. Don’t worry, fans; Katia Winter has heard your concerns and, to some extent, shares them, but thinks it all should work out by season’s end. “It’s … Continue reading

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Shameless Season 5, Episode 3: “The Two Lisas”

Shameless Season 5, Episode 3: "The Two Lisas"

Oh, wow, things are certainly blowing in Gallagher land this week! Frank & Shelia: Frank decides to try and sell his beer and is on the search of finding buyers. With his first order in, he realizes his brewery is too slow and is trying to find ways to get it going faster. Trying steal some stuff from a scrap yard he is busted by the owner so he barters Sammi out as a trade since the only thing he needs is a woman for the night. Sammi, not knowing she is being pimped out, agrees to go out on a … Continue reading

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Misery for all: Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 4 recap

Misery for all: Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 4 recap

With the exception of the final scene, which offers a ray of hope, this is one depressing episode of Downton Abbey. Everyone is mired in individual misery, and some plot points look as if the characters will have to suffer quite a bit more. For a handsome man, Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier) had been looking ghastly. His color was bad, and during a servants’ lunch he mentioned he had to visit his dying father. The story sounded mendacious, but who would question this? Later, Baxter (Raquel Cassidy) finds him, sick, and espies his drug paraphernalia. Wretched because he is gay … Continue reading

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Ben Barnes: Sons of Liberty a “rough-and-tumble” version of early American history

Ben Barnes: Sons of Liberty a "rough-and-tumble" version of early American history

The name Sam Adams may be familiar to most Americans nowadays as the name of a beer, but he was, of course, in real life one of the patriots instrumental in leading the American Revolution. He is one of the main characters followed in Sons of Liberty, the new scripted miniseries on History about the years leading up to that monumental event. The three-night, six-hour Sons of Liberty (named after the moniker the group of young freedom fighters gave themselves) chronicles the years 1765-1775. While the Revolution itself has been covered in many a film and TV series, these earlier … Continue reading

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“Justified” begins its final season tonight

"Justified" begins its final season tonight

The sixth and final season of FX’s acclaimed drama Justified begins tonight. It looks to be a thrilling farewell, as over the course of the last season, the long-brewing conflict between Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) finally comes to a head. In the season premiere episode, “Fate’s Right Hand,” Raylan guides Ava (Joelle Carter) through the process of informing on Boyd and tries to turn Boyd’s old ally Dewey Crowe against him as well, all while Boyd works to pull off a daring heist right under Raylan’s nose. On Jan. 27, “Cash Game” finds Raylan’s investigation bringing him … Continue reading

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