On FOX’s “Weird Loners,” Loner Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Alone

Weird Loners

Four unusual 30-somethings forge an unlikely friendship when their lives collide in their shared Queens, N.Y., townhouse. High-strung dental assistant Caryn (Becki Newton), her naive toll-collector neighbor Eric (Nate Torrence), his womanizing cousin Stosh (Zachary Knighton) and free-spirited artist Zara (Meera Rohit Kumbhani) have nothing in common, but they rely on each other as they work to improve their lives despite their charming character flaws. Newton is best known for her role as Amanda, the vapid and snarky assistant on Ugly Betty. I asked Newton what she found similar between Amanda and Caryn, two seemingly different characters, and the actress … Continue reading

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National Geographic Channel’s “Killing Jesus” will encore on FOX New Channel

National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" will encore on FOX New Channel

Last night’s National Geographic Channel epic Killing Jesus will encore on FOX News Channel this Friday, April 3 at 8/7 CT and again on Easter Sunday, April 5, at 8/7CT. • FIND OUT MORE: We’re on the Moroccan sets of NGC’s Killing Jesus! • FIND OUT MORE: Haaz Sleiman: “Killing Jesus” is “a celebration for us as humans” • FIND OUT MORE: Stephen Moyer on playing Pontius Pilate in Nat Geo’s Killing Jesus With an all-star cast that includes Haaz Sleiman, Stephen Moyer, Kelsey Grammar, Eoin Macken, Rufus Sewell and Emmanuel Chriqui, the 3-hour movie event attracted 3.7 million total viewers in its National Geographic … Continue reading

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7 Questions With… Derek Hough of Dancing With The Stars

Derek Hough

  Since he first joined the cast of Dancing With the Stars in Season 5, Derek Hough and his celebrity partners have won the dance competition five times and he’s choreographed some of the show’s most memorable dance performances. His work has earned Hough an Emmy where he also performed and he even helped choreograph a routine for for Olympic Ice Dancers, Meryl Davis and Charlie White (who later competed on Season 18 of the show). This season, Hough is paired with former Olympic champion, gymnast Nastia Liukin and while she studies at NYU during the week, Hough performs 10 shows … Continue reading

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Trevor Noah will be next host of “The Daily Show”

Trevor Noah will be next host of "The Daily Show"

Comedy Central today announced the next host for The Daily Show once Jon Stewart departs. Trevor Noah, who joined the program in 2014 as a contributor, will take over at a date to be announced later. “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny,” said Michele Ganeless, president of Comedy Central. “For the next host of The Daily Show, we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He … Continue reading

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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 battered … 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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