“Sleepy Hollow” star Tom Mison shares his secret ritual

Tom Mison on Sleepy Hollow Season 2 and his secret ritual

To slip into character as Ichabod Crane on FOX’s Sleepy Hollow, Tom Mison has a secret ritual he tells us about exclusively. “No one in the world knows this,” Mison says, dropping his voice a bit conspiratorially. “I have a little Sleepy Hollow playlist on a day when the wig and coat are not enough, and that playlist helps a lot.” He listens to Tom Waits — because who screams “Revolutionary era” more than the gravelly voiced singer? “I am a huge fan,” Mison says of Waits. “I have been lobbying the producers when we reveal the third apocalypse, ‘please … Continue reading

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Have you seen the promo clips? Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 returns on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9pm ET on ABC. ABC released a two-minute clip of the season premiere, titled “Shadows” earlier this week, as well as, the following clip titled “Skye’s Assignment.” Here’s a give a quick breakdown of where we left off and where we are heading for Season 2 of the popular drama. Where We Left Off: The first season was a mixed bag, especially for the uber-critical comic book fan. After a slow start while setting up the show’s premise — about a ragtag subgroup of a much larger government … Continue reading

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CBS’ New Drama “Scorpion” Stings And Sizzles

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  Inspired by a true story, Scorpion is a bright, high-octane drama about an eccentric hacker (Elyes Gabel) who forms a network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against threats facing the modern world. “You’re essentially looking at the creation and story of a group of people who really exist today who help the government and high-powered Fortune 500 companies to solve problems,” says Katherine McPhee, who plays a waitress and single mother who helps the team interact with the everyday world in exchange for help in understanding her isolated and brilliant son. Because while the … Continue reading

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Madam Secretary on CBS: Tea Leoni returns to TV!

Madam Secretary CBS Tea Leoni

Madam Secretary CBS Premieres: Sept. 21 Airs: Sundays at 8pm Who’s In It? Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth The Naked Truth’s Leoni returns to series television after a 16-year absence, playing Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst turned college professor (and a married mom) who unexpectedly rises to the role of U.S. secretary of state, in this drama co-executive produced by Morgan Freeman and Judging Amy’s Barbara Hall. “I’ve always really enjoyed a fish out of water — a lively fish out of water — and by about page 2 of the script, I knew that’s what this was going … Continue reading

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Syfy goes to zombie camp with The Asylum’s Z Nation

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Z Nation Syfy Premieres: Sept. 12 Airs: Fridays at 10pm ET/PT If you are heading into tonight’s premiere of Syfy’s Z Nation wondering who in their right mind would attempt a zombie show at the zenith of The Walking Dead’s popularity— uh, well, the Sharknado guys, that’s who. This is important information for several reasons. For one, it gives us e’er faithful Dead fans — and I am Activities Director of that camp around here — permission to tune in and blame it on curiosity about that pedigree. And for two, it also gives us permission to not be entirely … Continue reading

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Holy origin story, Batman!: FOX’s “Gotham” tops 2014 TV dramas

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FOX’s stylish crime series Gotham is more than just a Batman origin saga — it’s the story of rookie detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and his struggle against the tide of crime and corruption that threatens to consume Gotham City. It’s also the story of how The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and others emerged as criminal masterminds. Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett Smith also star. ALSO SEE: Fall TV Preview 2014 new shows by genre Gotham FOX Premieres: Sept. 22 Airs: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT Who’s In It? Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, … Continue reading

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The Affair: Showtime’s irresistible drama puts infidelity in complex perspective

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The Affair Showtime Premieres: Oct. 19 Airs: Sundays at 10pm Who’s In It?  Maura Tierney, Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Joshua Jackson (below) If you’ve ever shared a long-ago memory with a friend and discovered you each recall the same event in vastly different ways, you’ll recognize the fragile skeleton on which this exquisite drama — from House of Cards executive producer Sarah Treem — is built. At its most basic, The Affair tracks the cause and effect of an extramarital affair between author/schoolteacher Noah (The Wire’s West) and throaty-voiced, sleepy-eyed waitress Alison (a stunning Wilson) — a relationship that somehow … Continue reading

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Constantine: NBC drama brings the hellfire from its premiere episode

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Constantine NBC Premieres: Oct. 24 Airs: Fridays at 10pm Who’s In It? Matt Ryan, Emmett Scanlan, Lucy Griffiths, Angelica Celaya Look at you. You’re an average, busy person. You wouldn’t count yourself a “nerd” necessarily, but yeah, you read some comics as a kid, you went as Batman that one Halloween and sure, you saw The Avengers in theaters. But who didn’t? “So, what’s up with this Constantine thing?” you ask yourself, not unreasonably. And we, the super nerds, forgive you for your reasonable ignorance. NBC’s gritty new supernatural drama has a lot to live up to in the eyes … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Laura star Debra Messing: “Laura would never be wearing heels!”

The Mysteries of Laura Debra Messing

She gained fame as goofy-glam decorator Grace Adler on NBC’s long-running Will & Grace, then turned earnest as lyricist Julia Houston in the network’s ill-fated Smash. Now, flame-haired funny woman Debra Messing is smashing in a role that hits closer to home. The divorced mother of preteen son Roman stars as frazzled soon-to-be-a-single-mom Detective Laura Diamond in the Peacock’s new dramedy The Mysteries of Laura, which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 17 after the America’s Got Talent finale. The series, created by Jeff Rake (Private Practice, Boston Legal), boasts a Castle-meets-Moonlighting feel, blending soapy murder mysteries with comical — and sometimes poignant … Continue reading

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Jane The Virgin: New dramedy from The CW takes a fresh look at family

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Jane the Virgin The CW Premieres: Oct. 13 Airs: Mondays at 9pm Who’s In It? Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni, Brett Dier The CW is straying from its familiar supernatural and superhero shows by bringing the new dramedy Jane the Virgin into the mix. Jane centers on an ambitious, virginal young woman (Gina Rodriguez) who gets accidentally artificially inseminated with what turns out to be her boss’ child while at the doctor for a regular checkup. Based on a Venezuelan telenovela, The CW’s version puts its own spin on the original to make it more adaptable to an American audience. Explains … Continue reading

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