ABC’s “Black Box”: A doctor’s secret is locked up in new medical drama

Black Box ABC

ABC’s new medical drama Black Box (Thursdays beginning April 24 at 10pm ET/PT) is set in the most mysterious place in the universe: the human brain. “Marco Polo of the Brain” Catherine Black (Kelly Reilly) is a brilliant neuroscientist at a top medical facility where she studies patients with some of the strangest, most complex brain disorders. In each episode, Catherine and her colleagues attempt to unlock the mysteries of patients’ hallucinations and other frightening conditions. While the case of the week might be Black Box’s neurons, Catherine’s personal life forms the synapses that fire the show. Catherine has bipolar … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon 2014 date, time and TV coverage on Universal Sports

Boston Marathon 2014

The world’s oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon, showcases an expanded field of 36,000 runners tackling the historic 26.2-mile course on Monday, April 21. Prerace coverage begins at 8:30am ET, with live coverage of the race beginning at 9:25am ET (see full broadcast schedule below). Universal Sports Network’s coverage will also include stories about the terrorist bombing near the finish line of the 2013 event. More Boston Marathon Coverage: NBC Dateline special investigates Boston Marathon bombings NGC special looks at the hunt for Boston bombers NBC’s Brian Williams interviews Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman Al Trautwig and Larry Rawson … Continue reading

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2014 NBA Playoffs TV schedule by day: First Round

2014 NBA Playoffs TV schedule by day: First Round

Sixteen teams embark on the playoff journey toward June’s NBA Finals with first-round games beginning Saturday, April 19. The 2014 NBA Playoffs TV schedule begins with ESPN and ABC combining for four Game 1s on Saturday. TNT’s playoff coverage begins with three games Sunday, April 20. NBA TV begins its playoff coverage with Game 2 of Brooklyn-Toronto series on Tuesday, April 22. 2014 NBA PLAYOFFS FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS EASTERN CONFERENCE (1) Indiana Pacers vs. (8) Atlanta Hawks (2) Miami Heat vs. (7) Charlotte Bobcats (3) Toronto Raptors vs. (6) Brooklyn Nets (4) Chicago Bulls vs. (5) Washington Wizards WESTERN CONFERENCE (1) … Continue reading

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New official trailer for Orange Is the New Black Season 2

New official trailer for Orange Is the New Black Season 2

Netflix today released the new official trailer for Orange Is the New Black season 2, along with a video featuring the cast trying to use three words to describe the upcoming 13-episode season, premiering June 6 on Netflix. The ensemble cast of Orange Is the New Black includes Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mugrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone and more. Lorraine Toussaint joins the cast in season two as Yvonne “Vee” Parker, and we get a little sense of her (and her apparent conflict with Galina) … Continue reading

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Valerie Harper: “I am not cancer free”

Valerie Harper: "I am not cancer free"

Hoping to clear up erroneous media reports that she claimed to be “absolutely cancer free,” Valerie Harper, while on a press junket in New York City for her guest-staring role on Hallmark Channel’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered, clarified her original statement to Closer Weekly that was the apparent source of the confusion. Valerie Harper offered this statement: “I am grateful for an opportunity to bring clarity to the story in this week’s Closer Weekly and, more importantly, to address the headline which states that I am cancer free. I am not cancer free. As I have stated on many occasions, I … Continue reading

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Life Below Zero Returns to NatGeo April 17

Life Below Zero

For most families, preparing for winter includes putting away the patio furniture and buying a new shovel. For the Alaskans on NatGeo’s second season of Life Below Zero (returning Thursday, April 17 at 9pmET/PT), winter preparations are much more extreme. The season 2 trailer is almost as intense as the real show; when you live in Alaska, there is no margin for error, and every decision seems like it is life or death. I have so much respect for anyone who calls Alaska’s isolated and unforgiving back country, home. Each of the real people/families highlighted in this series are waging … Continue reading

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“Orphan Black’s” Felix (Jordan Gavaris) talks Season 2

Orphan Black's Jordan Gavaris as Felix

We’re five minutes into screening an action-fueled start to Season 2 of Orphan Black, returning to BBC America Saturday, April 19, and amid all the chaos of Kira and Mrs. S missing and Sarah’s (Tatiana Maslany) world falling apart, in enters the lovably flamboyant Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and some great new chaps. Hilarious! Somehow Gavaris failed to mention that scene when I met up with him earlier this year to talk about the hit series and his character Felix (a.k.a. Fee), who provides much of the series’ comic relief. “I’m not as funny as Felix,” Gavaris confesses. “I’m not anywhere … Continue reading

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New BBC America series explores “The Real History of Science Fiction”

The Real History of Science Fiction

The Real History of Science Fiction documentary series on BBC America (Saturdays at 10pm ET beginning April 19) aims to tell the definitive history of the genre and its impact on cinema, television and literature. Each episode in the four-part series explores one of the enduring themes of sci-fi: time travel, space exploration, robots and artificial intelligence, and aliens. The list of sci-fi notables contributing to the series include William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore … Continue reading

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Abby’s Studio Rescue: new Abby Lee Miller reality series will premiere in June on Lifetime

Abby's Studio Rescue

While it’s fairly common knowledge that Pittsburgh dance coach and studio owner Abby Lee Miller conceived her Lifetime reality hit Dance Moms as a means of climbing out of debt after filing for bankruptcy in December 2010, she’s getting ready to give other dance studio owners on-camera business advice in the new Lifetime reality show Abby’s Studio Rescue, which will premiere June 17 at 9pm ET/PT. According to a Lifetime press release, the seven-episode series — from the folks who brought you Dance Moms and Hell’s Kitchen — will feature Miller crisscrossing the country to salvage struggling dance studios. • RELATED: Dance … Continue reading

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“The View” to unite all 11 past and present co-hosts for Barbara Walters farewell

"The View" to unite all 11 past and present co-hosts for Barbara Walters farewell

On Thursday, May 15, ABC’s The View will feature all 11 co-hosts from the show’s 16-plus-year history, as they celebrate series creator Barbara Walters. Walters, the last remaining original co-host of The View since its premiere in August 1997, will make her final co-host appearance on the May 15 episode of the show. She will be saying goodbye to daily television the next day, after more than five decades. The co-hosts featured in the May 15 celebration of Barbara Walters (not including Walters herself) on The View are: Meredith Vieira (moderator, 1997–2006, Season 1–9) Star Jones (1997-2006, Season 1–9) Joy Behar … Continue reading

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