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How To Pick The Perfect Show To Binge-Watch

September 20th, 2014 5:01pm EDT
How To Pick The Perfect Show To Binge-Watch
We've all been there: a day or two with nothing to do. Maybe a day off, maybe a weekend. You know exactly what you're going to do with all that free time.

You are going to sit indoors and watch twenty straight hours of television.

We all do it; whether it's catching up on a show you didn't have time for last season, or giving in to your friends' constant pestering and finally starting "Breaking Bad."

According to the latest polls, a good 61% of TV viewers binge-watch on a regular basis. Ever since Netflix started that whole "releasing an entire TV season at the same time" thing, binge-wa...
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12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To

August 30th, 2014 11:00am EDT
12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To
It seems like we've turned a corner in the past year or so when it comes to female characters on television. There are not only more women in roles that are robust and meaty, but there are most diverse offerings, making characters that any person can relate to. In honor of television moving forward to create more and better roles for women, here are some of our favorite relatable female characters.

Peggy Olson, "Mad Men"

Peggy Olson wants to be a career woman and she won't let anyone stop her, despite her era's sexist views working against her. Starting out as a secretary at Sterling ...
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The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!

July 24th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!
Character-driven storylines are the life breath of any avid television watcher. The more interesting, the better. Still, in order to flesh out a main character, several sub characters need to be added. Often times, they are younger. Unless there are substantial reasons why a particular child character is added to a new or existing show, they fall by the wayside, not pushing the plot forward and often, holding it back. These television kids all have one thing in common, their presence on their shows is ultimately annoying.

1. Joffrey Baratheon, Game of Thrones

Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) mi...
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14 Shows We Wish Were Still On Air

May 11th, 2014 11:00am EDT
14 Shows We Wish Were Still On Air
Admit it, both network and cable television just isn't what it used to be. Weekly series' have been for the most part, replaced for 12-episode arcs, reality television and non-interesting docudramas that do nothing to enhance the television landscape. Where's the friendship? The fun? The drama? The suspense? It makes viewers long for the days of when you looked forward to watching your favorite show every week and dissected it with your pals the next day and for days after. Some of the best are long gone, but fans still clamor for just one more episode. How many of these shows were you addi...
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9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film

April 30th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film
More often than not, a popular television series will be capitalized upon in a quick-release feature film that often becomes a forgotten fragment of an actor or actresses work. But, there are even fewer great television series that are based on a movie. In fact there are so few that 9 was the magic number for this list. A great television series has to capture the audience's attention and make them want to tune in weekly, despite the myriad of choices they have. These in particular, did the job and well.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Series and Film)

There are very few people who recall th...
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Top Witches From TV And Movies – Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2013 10:00am EDT
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in Hocus Poc
What sort of spell do witches hold over us? We find them fascinating, scary, and often times sexy.

These ladies, and men as well, don't just haunt our dreams, they find shelter in movie theaters and in our living rooms, and we welcome them into our imagination.

So which witches have what it takes to make our list? Let's not waste another moment; it is time to get bewitched, bothered, and bewildered:

Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Sanderson Sisters: Winifred, Sarah and Mary
(Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy)

Originally planned as a TV movie, "Hocus Pocus" was brought to ...
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Comic-Con 2013: A Conversation With Amber Benson

July 25th, 2013 12:40pm EDT
Amber Benson
Amber Benson won fans' hearts as the dearly departed Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Looking beyond Buffy, however, she's also a talented hyphenate: actress, director, writer. BFTV snagged a few minutes with Amber at this year's San Diego Comic-Con to find out about her myriad of current projects and enduring place in pop culture.

"I get overwhelmed by it all!" Amber told us with a laugh. "I have a new series of books for Penguin; the first book's called The Witches of Echo Park. That'll be out next year. I'm doing a film with Neil Gaiman called Blood Kiss, that we did a Kickstart...
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Clare Kramer Works for the Fans with GeekNation

September 9th, 2012 12:35pm EDT
Clare Kramer
With the advent of the Internet, blogs and fan communities are a dime a dozen. Yet it's a whole new ballgame with the arrival of GeekNation, the brainchild of Buffy The Vampire Slayer actress Clare Kramer. Part fan group, part full-service production studio, GeekNation is an organization built by artists, setting it apart from any other entry into the crowded arena.

"I think that's one of the beauties of the Internet, [that] anyone can create a blog," said Kramer, "but we produce all our own content: written content, podcasts and video content. We have a five thousand square foot soundstag...
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5 Best And 5 Worst Movie-To-TV Adaptations

September 4th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Friday Night Lights
A Beverly Hills Cop TV show seems like a sure-fire hit, especially with Eddie Murphy involved. However, it's not as easy as it seems to make a great film into a recurring TV series. Here are the 5 Best and 5 Worst Movie-To-TV Adaptations:

Best

The Odd Couple: Originally based on a play, the film (starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) would be the fourth highest-grossing movie of 1968. The show would find similar success; the episode "Password" is ranked #5 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. Jack Klugman and Tony Randall would share three Emmys between them for their work....
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'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Named The Greatest Cult TV Series

July 27th, 2012 9:17am EDT
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Fans just can't get enough of vampires. Today it's "Twilight," but not too long ago it was "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," which tops a new magazine list of the 25 Best Cult TV Shows from the past 25 years.

The Joss Whedon-helmed series ran for 144 episodes between March 1997 and May 2003, and is number one on Entertainment Weekly's new poll. The show was a mixture of drama, comedy, romance, action, and horror.

"Buffy" centered on the exploits of its titular vampire slayer, a mystical "Chosen One" living in Sunnydale, Calif., an idyllic small town situated atop the mouth to hell. Buffy (Sarah...
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Whedonites Assemble For 'Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion'

June 5th, 2012 1:12pm EDT
Whedon Companion Cover
Joss Whedon is finally receiving the widespread recognition he deserves as a writer, director, and producer. We have his hit 2012 flicks The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods to thank for that. Before Whedon achieved mainstream success though, he already had a rabid cult following. His admirers endlessly analyze the television shows, comics, and films that he creates. Heck, my alma mater even has a class exclusively on his show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Leveraging Whedon’s devotees, Titan Books and the magazine Pop Matters have distilled fan commentary into a single book entitled Joss Whe...
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Fans Rally To Keep Sarah Michelle Gellar's 'Ringer' On The Air

May 11th, 2012 12:36pm EDT
Ringer
Fans of the CW series "Ringer" have launched a campaign to save the show as network bosses consider axing the drama.

Petitionbuzz.com already has more than 8,000 signatures to keep the show on the air. Fans from countries including Italy, France, Australia, Canada and Britain have jumped on board.

The show's star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, made her small-screen return last fall playing twins in the series opposite Ioan Gruffudd. She previously starred in the cult favorite "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." After giving birth to her first child she took a break from acting.

"Ringer" received seve...
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'Supernatural' 7.13 Recap: Daddy Dearest

February 4th, 2012 8:29am EST
ackles
As “Supernatural” fans, I’m sure we’ve all faced the feat that is explaining the show to friends we’re trying to lure to the dark side. It was difficult in the first season, so add a few dozen deaths of the main characters, one missing soul, an Apocalypse and an one reverently stored trench coat, and it’s damned near impossible. “Supernatural” is wonderfully and horrifically complicated, just how I like it. So I was taken aback at how the show returned with a straight-forward, simply told episode, especially after the last time-warping extravaganza. “The Slice Girls” was directed by pr...
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Audi's New Super Bowl Ad Takes Care Of The Vampire Problem (Watch It)

January 31st, 2012 4:00pm EST
Audi Super Bowl Ad
Move over Buffy, there's a new Vampire Slayer in town - Audi.

The auto manufacturer just released their 60-second Super Bowl ad a little early, and they've taken care of eradicating that nasty pop culture vampire problem we've had for nearly the past decade.

It seems as though Audi's new LED headlights, the focus of the new campaign, might make bloodsuckers like Edward Cullen sparkle a little more than they'd like to.

The new ad, which is set to debut on television during the first break after kickoff of Super Bowl XLVI, was unlocked early by Facebook fans via a unique social media conte...
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Sarah Michelle Gellar's Daughter Picks Her Red Carpet Outfits

January 17th, 2012 11:28am EST
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar had a special stylist for the Golden Globes ceremony - she let her two-year-old daughter pick her outfit.

The Buffy The Vampire Slayer star attended the Hollywood awards ceremony wearing a strapless, blue and white gown and she revealed she shunned professional help in favor of advice from her toddler, Charlotte.

She tells People.com, "It's funny - I didn't try on that many dresses. My two year old walked in, walked up to this dress and said, 'Mama, wear this!' So I put it on and said, 'OK!'"

"She really went for it. She chose the bag and shoes. I let her pick al...
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Joss Whedon Films Secret Movie

October 24th, 2011 1:01pm EDT
Joss Whedon | Photo Credits: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage.com
Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon has completed a movie he filmed in secret.

On Sunday night, frequent Whedon collaborators Nathan Fillion and Sean Maher tweeted a link to the website for the project, Much Ado About Nothing.

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'Supernatural' Recap: War of Witches Scorned

October 23rd, 2011 8:00am EDT
marsters and carpenter
Last week’s episode left me unfulfilled as Dean hadn't shared his secret, and instead chose to try to bury his head in the sand and his liver in alcohol. Luckily, for my sanity, “Shut Up, Dr. Phil” was lighthearted and unexpectedly charming, thanks sci-fi staples and “Angel” alums James Marsters (“Hawaii Five-0”) and Charisma Carpenter (“Burn Notice,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”).

The murder of Wendy Goodson, real estate agent, opened the episode. She reassured her client that selling the family home would punish her husband for his infidelities. For Wendy, who had indiscretions of he...
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BBC's 'Spooks' Signs Off After Nearly A Decade

October 23rd, 2011 3:26am EDT
Spooks
Today sees the final hour of Spooks, the BBC's long-running and critically acclaimed espionage drama. After ten series and almost a decade on the air, the show signs off after its 85th episode on BBC One at 9 PM tonight.

The show first aired on May 13, 2002, telling the stories of a crack team of agents for Britain's elite spy agency MI5. It rose to become an institution of British TV, its ten series (seasons) virtually unheard of for a serial drama and more than that of other feted shows like Waking The Dead and Wire In The Blood.

Along the way, it showcased a number of talented actors...
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Fall TV Progress Report: Grading 10 New And Returning Shows

October 14th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
dennings, behrs
Fall is one of my favorite times of year, and it’s not because of everything from, lattes to cakes, is pumpkin-flavored and stores are stuffed with caramel apples. It’s because there is a fresh, shiny crop of new and returning shows to devour. Most shows are at least three episodes in, so it’s time to grade 10 new and returning shows to gauge their progress in this burgeoning season.

NEW SHOWS

“2 Broke Girls” CBS Mondays 8:30 P.M. EST

“2 Broke Girls” is a snappy, odd couple sitcom about Max (“Thor’s” Kat Dennings), an uber-sarcastic and cynical waitress who takes in Caroline (Bet...
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Q&A: James Roday And Dule Hill 'Psych'-ed For Season 6

October 12th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
James Roday and Dule Hill 'Psych'-ed For Season 6
Are you ready, Psych-O's?! The new season of Psych begins tonight at 10 PM ET/PT on USA - and I'm kicking things off with some help from stars James Roday and Dule Hill!

I hear you have big things planned for your Halloween episode later this month. What can you tell me?

James Roday: Halloween is the vampire episode. And I think it's airing the week of Halloween. [With] Kristy Swanson, the original Buffy, and Corey Feldman, one of the Frog Brothers from The Lost Boys, and Tom Lenk, a regular on Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series. We went double Buffy.

Dule Hill: And Blacula makes a gue...
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TV Spotlight: Sarah Michelle Gellar's New Series 'Ringer' Airs Tonight

September 13th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Ringer
There's been a lot of buzz about Sarah Michelle Gellar's TV comeback. The former "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actress stars in one of the CW's most anticipated new series, "Ringer."

Gellar stars as a woman who, after witnessing a murder, goes on the run. She assumes the life of her wealthy identical twin sister Siobahn - only to learn that her sister's seemingly idyllic life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she's trying to leave behind.

The series also stars Kristoffer Polaha as Henry, Ioan Gruffudd as Andrew Martin, Nestor Carbonell as Agent Victor Machado and Tara Summe...
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Hugh Jackman Beats Johnny Depp In Sexiest Sci-Fi Star Poll

September 2nd, 2011 10:13am EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman has beaten competition from Johnny Depp and David Tennant to be named the sexiest actor in science fiction.

Jackman plays mutant superhero Wolverine in the "X-Men" franchise, and fans have voted him their favourite sci-fi star in a poll by TV network Syfy.

Former "Doctor Who" star Tennant came second, while British actor John Barrowman lands third place for his role in "Torchwood."

Depp came fourth for his movie "Edward Scissorhands," while Harrison Ford rounded out the top five for his portrayal of Han Solo in the "Star Wars" films.

In the female category, Sarah Michelle G...
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Sarah Michelle Gellar To Return To 'All My Children'

August 4th, 2011 7:30pm EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar will return to her TV roots for a guest appearance on All My Children before the popular U.S. soap ends in September.

In a cost-cutting move, ABC TV bosses axed the beloved show earlier this year, sparking an outcry from a number of devoted fans and celebrities who got their big breaks on the program.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star launched her acting career in 1993 as Kendall Hart Lang on the long-running daytime drama and now she's set to return for a cameo.

She tells UsMagazine.com, "When I heard that the show was canceled, I didn't understand. It j...
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Who Are TV's All-Time Sexiest Couples?

June 27th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy and Angel from cult TV show "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" have topped a new magazine poll to find TV's All-Time Sexiest Couples.

The pair, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, beat out "Moonlighting's" David and Maddie (Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd) and Father Ralph and Meggie (Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward) from "The Thorn Birds" in the Entertainment Weekly countdown.

"Gossip Girl" couple Chuck and Blair - played by Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester - and "Battlestar Galactica's" Number Six and Gaius Baltar (Tricia Helfer and James Callis) round out the top fiv...
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Watercooler: Is The Nine Lives of Chloe King the Cat's Meow?

June 15th, 2011 7:05am EDT
Skyler Samuels | Photo Credits: Adam Rose/ABC Family
Hello, kitty!

ABC Family let its cat-powered new teen drama out of the bag last night and from the fun, fast-paced pilot, we're inclined to say that Pretty Little Liars (which kicked off its second season in killer style an hour earlier) has quite the fitting companion piece. It's not PLL-level addictive yet, but it's far from a runt.

Starring the immensely charismatic Skyler Samuels, Nine Lives of Chloe King tells the tail, er, tale of a quirky teen who...

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Our Favorite TV Moms: A Mother's Day Special

May 6th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Home Improvement
Let’s be honest: I doubt that any of the moms on this list are as awesome as your own mother (suffice it to say that none of them are as amazing as mine). But these women, these television moms, are certainly worthy of mention. You may have grown up with some of them or you may have watched them last week, but one thing’s for sure: they’re moms, and they’re pretty terrific. So, in honor of Mother’s Day (and in no particular order) I present our favorite TV moms.

1. Joyce Summers (Kristine Sutherland) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Was Joyce kind of clueless? At first, yeah, but her clueless na...
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Top Ten TV Proms

April 26th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
One Tree Hill
Prom season has begun and there's much speculation about what some TV dramas are planning for their prom-themed episodes. A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that "Glee" will feature Rebecca Black's infamous YouTube song "Friday" on its much anticipated prom episode airing in mid-May. There's also rumors Rebecca Black will guest star herself. This "Glee" prom episode may turn out to be horrendous for some, but will be memorable to others. Likewise, there have been many TV shows in the past that have provided us with dramatic and romantic prom-themed moments. Here's a countdown of the bes...
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Exclusive: Kristy Swanson Sinks Her Teeth Into 'Psych'

March 23rd, 2011 8:20am EDT
Kristy Swanson  | Photo Credits: Michael Tran/FilmMagic.com
Kristy Swanson will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Psych, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Swanson, 41, will play Marlowe Viccellio, a beautiful and mysterious woman who catches the attention of Lassiter (Timothy Omundson). Despite their love connection, Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) begin to suspect Marlowe of...

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'Buffy' Actor James Marsters Weds

February 4th, 2011 8:29am EST
James Marsters
Former "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" star James Marsters has married his longtime girlfriend in a romantic ceremony in Los Angeles.

The 48-year-old actor proposed to Patricia Rahman, 25, during a vacation in Germany last year.

The couple wed during a private civil ceremony on January 14, his representative has confirmed to People.com.

It is Marsters' second marriage. He has a 15-year-old son from his previous union.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Returns To TV In 'The Ringer'

January 27th, 2011 1:19pm EST
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar fans will be seeing double when the actress returns to TV this year - she has signed up to play twins in an edgy new show.

The former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star has stepped out of the spotlight over the last few years, taking a break to look after her daughter Charlotte, her first child with husband Freddie Prinze, Jr., who was born in 2009.

Gellar is now set to make her small screen return in her first major TV role since her time on the vampire show came to an end back in 2003. She will take on two roles in new thriller The Ringer, playing estranged twins with v...
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