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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Interview: Stephen Moyer on playing Pontius Pilate in Nat Geo’s Killing Jesus

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Stephen Moyer has arrived on the Ouarzazate, Morocco, set of National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus with just three hours of sleep after a numbing 20-hour journey to the remote city by land and air. Fortunately, his exhaustion serves the intensely pivotal scene he is about to shoot. Standing in a crowded courtyard on Ridley Scott’s sprawling Kingdom of Heaven set, Moyer — who plays Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Jerusalem — is locked in a final showdown with the high priest Caiaphas (a simmering Rufus Sewell) over Jesus’ fate. Pilate urges Caiaphas that scourging is punishment enough for the savaged … Continue reading

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Verizon IndyCar 2015 TV schedule on ABC, NBCSN and CNBC

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The Verizon IndyCar 2015 TV schedule on ABC, NBCSN and CNBC begins Sunday, March 29 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Verizon IndyCar Series season revs up in Florida for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on ABC Sunday, March 29, with coverage beginning at 3pm ET. Will Power, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Simon Pagenaud, and Tony Kanaan take on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn course through downtown St. Petersburg and Albert Whitted Airport. ABC, NBCSN and CNBC combine to televise every 2015 IndyCar Series race. Verizon IndyCar 2015 TV schedule on ABC, … Continue reading

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March Madness: 2015 Elite 8 TV schedule

March Madness 2015

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament enters the Elite 8 Regional Semifinals on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29, with games in Cleveland (Midwest), Los Angeles (West), Houston (South) and Syracuse (East). Winners advance to the Final Four in Indianapolis on April 4. TBS and CBS share coverage. All games are available live on computers and mobile devices through NCAA March Madness Live. 2015 NCAA Tournament Schedule At A Glance Selection Sunday 2015 March 15 (CBS) First Four March 17-18 (truTV) Second Round March 19-20 (CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV) Third Round March 21-22 (CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV) Regionals March 26-29 … Continue reading

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Get a Sneak Peek of Nickelodeon’s “Harvey Beaks”

Harvey Beaks

Tonight, After the Kids’ Choice Awards, Nickelodeon is offering a sneak peek of its newest animated series, Harvey Beaks. The first look should air at 9:30-ish ET/PT, right about the time Nick is mopping up the slime from the KCAs. The series about the adventures of a sweet bird and his mischievous friends comes from the mind of creator and executive producer C.H. Greenblatt (Chowder). In the series, which normally airs on Sundays, Harvey has never gotten into trouble, and his best friends twins Fee and Foo have never caused anything but trouble. Chaos and hilarity ensues. I’ve been charmed … Continue reading

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We talk Bride by Design with Heidi Elnora!

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Bride By Design premieres tonight at 9/8CT on TLC. If you’re a fan of TLC’s famous BrideDay Friday block of bridal-gown goodness, you’re sure to love its newest addition, Bride by Design, starring Alabama-based fashion maven and Season 2 Project Runway contestant Heidi Elnora. But there’s lots of insight and inspiration here for avid fashionistas, too. “I am super excited, because it really takes the viewers into my world and seeing what it is to be a designer — all the processes and all the love and time that goes into a dress,” says Elnora, who graduated from the Savannah College … Continue reading

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Haaz Sleiman: “Killing Jesus” is “a celebration for us as humans”

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Haaz Sleiman relaxes in the simple cafe of a 400-year-old casbah in tiny Tamnougalt, Morocco. Grime-streaked and dressed in a simple cloth robe, the actor is nearly beatific, having just wrapped a pivotal scene in Killing Jesus, National Geographic Channel’s latest and most ambitious epic culled from the popular book series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Sleiman introduces himself, then smiles and gestures at the Atlas Mountains visible through an ornately grated window and says, “Every day I am grateful, because it is overwhelmingly beautiful being here. Morocco is such a beautiful country; it feels like you are on a movie set just looking at the … Continue reading

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“Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies” a biography of everyone’s worst enemy

"Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies" a biography of everyone's worst enemy

Ken Burns executive produces Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a three-part, six-hour documentary based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by cancer researcher Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. Airing on PBS March 30-April 1 at 9pm ET (check local listings), the ambitious project tells the story of cancer from nearly every angle, looking at the history of its diagnosis, study and treatment, following current patients battling the disease, and uncovering breakthroughs that might someday lead to a cure. The first episode, “Magic Bullets,” focuses on the centuries-long search for a cure. Tuesday’s episode, “The Blind Men and the Elephant,” looks at the rapid advances in … 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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A&E “Surviving Marriage” recap: Cleburn and April

Surviving Marriage Cleburn and April

On Tuesday, March 24, A&E premiered new reality series Surviving Marriage, which is like what a drunken post-prom hookup between Dr. Phil and Survivor in the back of a Ford Econoline van would produce as offspring. Couples on the brink of divorce (who probably shouldn’t have gotten married in the first place) go to a South Pacific island together and go through a series of challenges that are supposed to help them determine if their unions are worth saving — because SCIENCE proves there’s no better way to work out serious marital problems than to put them on television. Here’s … Continue reading

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