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6 Great Canceled TV Shows That Came Back From the Grave

September 7th, 2014 1:06pm EDT
6 Great Canceled TV Shows That Came Back From the Grave
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer over at Netflix was quoted last month as saying that another season of Arrested Development on the streaming service was a question of "when" at this point. That's not surprising considering Arrested Development was essentially the first major show to film exclusively for the network after the company opted to bring it back from the dead after its three year network TV run came to an end.

While the Netflix angle is what made AD's rise from the grave so notable, it's not the first show to get re-greenlit after getting canceled. Here are six other great TV...
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'Doctor Who' Premiere Recap And Review: 'Deep Breath' - Peter Capaldi's Debut A Success

August 24th, 2014 7:29am EDT
'Doctor Who' Premiere Recap And Review: 'Deep Breath' - Peter Ca
Ever since Peter Capaldi was announced as the next Doctor, we've been excited for the new season of Doctor Who. Capaldi made us cry laughing as Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It and just plain made us cry as John Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth. And he's just as brilliant as the Twelfth Doctor.

So how do you introduce a new Doctor? Oh, hey, there's a dinosaur. That's pretty cool. Except it's stomping around Victorian-era London. Thankfully, we have something for that - the TARDIS, which the dinosaur actually coughs up. Familiar faces Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax go down to see ...
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'Doctor Who': Get To Know New Doctor Peter Capaldi

August 23rd, 2014 12:02pm EDT
'Doctor Who': Get To Know New Doctor Peter Capaldi
Tonight, Doctor Who fans will finally get to see Peter Capaldi's debut episode as the Twelfth Doctor - but how much do you know about the fantastic Scottish actor who's taking over the TARDIS from Matt Smith? To get you caught up before Twelve and his companion Clara Oswald set off on their next adventure, we've put together this quick guide on the coolness that is Peter Capaldi.

Before his casting as The Doctor, Capaldi's best-known role was as the savagely awesome political operative Malcolm Tucker in the BBC's political satire The Thick of It and its feature film sequel In The Loop. HBO...
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20 Of The Coolest Aliens From Pop Culture

June 7th, 2014 9:00am EDT
20 Of The Coolest Aliens From Pop Culture
We have a fundamental obsession with the idea that aliens exist. In all probability they do - but we've got no actual idea what they might look like, sound like, think like or smell like. And if there's one thing the human mind does when it's not sure about something - it's create an identity from scratch. And that's what some of our most prolific directors and writers have done with some of the most beloved science fiction series in pop culture.

The result is a near infinite library of alien species that could very well be more extravagant than anything nature can produce. This library of...
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The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television

March 26th, 2014 1:34am EDT
The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television
Sci-fi shows have a lot to offer - intriguing storylines, alien encounters, paranormal activity and, more often than not, beautiful women.

Today's sci fi is no longer geared to just nerds and homebodies. With compelling story threads, many tune in to find out what happens to the characters each week. But having a little eye candy doesn't hurt either.

Who makes our list of the sexiest sci-fi stars on television?

Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly) from Almost Human (2013-)

FOX's "Almost Human" is a police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved h...
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The Best And Worst Resurrections Of TV Characters

December 18th, 2013 11:07am EST
Family Guy
Brian from Family Guy was resurrected via some time-traveling tomfoolery Sunday night, making him the latest TV character to be brought back from the dead. We can't say we were surprised by his return, considering Family Guy might as well be called "The Stewie and Brian Show" these days. However, it did get us thinking about some of the best and worst resurrections of TV characters…

Worst: Stewie, Family Guy. Let's stick with Family Guy for our first choice. Yes, it was necessary for Stewie to come back to life due to his popularity on the show. However, when Stewie "died" in a computer pr...
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Blu-Ray Spotlight: 'Doctor Who,' 'Futurama,' 'Simpsons,' 'Star Trek,' 'Wolverine'

December 8th, 2013 4:06pm EST
Futurama
If you're a fan of the sci-fi genre, you've had a great few weeks in the home video department. Doctor Who, Futurama, The Simpsons, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Wolverine have all hit Blu-Ray since November. Here are our capsule reviews of all the new releases, so you can decide which ones deserve a place on your shelf. All hail the Hypnotoad!

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor

Just a few weeks after its global simulcast and special theatrical release, BBC Home Entertainment has made the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special available in a Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. The pri...
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'Doctor Who' Special Sets Guinness World Record

November 26th, 2013 6:03pm EST
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The 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who set a world record and gave BBC America some of its best ratings ever.

The episode "The Day of the Doctor" set the record for world's largest simulcast of a TV drama after it was shown in 94 countries and screened in 1,500 movie theaters. Over half a million tickets were sold by theaters airing the episode.

Tim Davie from BBC said of the award, "We knew we were attempting something unprecedented in broadcast history, not only because Doctor Who is a drama, unlike a live feed event such as a World Cup football match or a royal wedding, but because...
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'Doctor Who: Complete Series 1-7 Limited Edition Gift Set' Reviewed

November 6th, 2013 2:32pm EST
Doctor Who
Just in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season, BBC Home Entertainment released Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-Ray Gift Set yesterday. How fantastic is this set? It certainly qualifies as great, but whether or not you'll want to pay its hefty price depends on what kind of a Whovian you are.

The Complete Series 1-7 set boasts all the currently available seasons of the relaunched Doctor Who, several of which are being made available on Blu-Ray for the first time, and many of them improved from their original releases. In our opinion, it's the best this series has ...
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Peter Capaldi Is The New 'Doctor Who'

August 5th, 2013 6:04pm EDT
Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi was introduced as the next title character in Britain's cult sci-fi show Doctor Who on Sunday during special "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor", which aired on BBC One and simultaneously on BBC America.

The actor will take over for outgoing 11th Doctor Matt Smith, who is departing the series after four years. Smith will stick around for the show's 50th anniversary episode on November 23, and will end his run during this year's Christmas special, when Capaldi takes over.

"I've had four wonderful years, been on some great journeys on and off screen," Smith said. "Part of me fe...
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A.M. Roundup: New 'Doctor Who' Revealed, Raven-Symone Comes Out, '2 Guns' Tops Box Office

August 5th, 2013 9:55am EDT
Raven-Symone
Paula Patton's topless scene wasn't enough to get people out to the movies to see Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg's buddy-cop flick "2 Guns" over the weekend, as the film did win the weekend box office, but it only pulled in $27.4 million. The movie topped last week's number-one, "The Wolverine", which falls to number two; and "The Smurfs 2" opened in third place with a dismal $18.2 million. (story)

Actor Peter Capaldi has been revealed as the new Doctor Who. The 55-year-old star will take over for Matt Smith on the BBC's cult favorite show, becoming the 12th star to take the title rol...
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The New 'Doctor Who' To Be Revealed In A Live Special August 4

August 1st, 2013 9:58pm EDT
Doctor Who
Big news for fans of British sci-fi series Doctor Who will arrive this Sunday.

Matt Smith, who portrayed the title character since 2010 and announced his departure from the series in June, will be joined by model Zoe Ball and the show's executive producer Steven Moffat in a live TV special revealing who will be taking over as the new Doctor on the show.

"Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor" will air simultaneously on BBC One and BBC America and on August 4 at 2pm ET in the US and 7pm GMT in the UK.

"The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who's taking over the Tardis," Moffat t...
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'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith To Leave Show At End Of Year

June 2nd, 2013 11:02am EDT
Matt Smith as Doctor Who
Doctor Who star Matt Smith has announced that he'll be departing the show at the end of the year, after four seasons as the eponymous Time Lord.

The 30-year-old star is the youngest to play the title role and the 11th actor to do so, taking over from David Tennant during the New Year's Day episode in 2010.

Smith's final show will be the Christmas special later this year, during a "spectacular exit," according to the BBC, whe the time-traveling doctor will regenerate into a new human form.

"Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely ...
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'Doctor Who's' Phil Ford on the US Debut of 'Wizards vs. Aliens'

June 1st, 2013 3:29pm EDT
Wizards vs. Aliens
The Hub is bringing CBBC's fantasy series Wizards vs. Aliens to the American audience. Executive producer Phil Ford, who co-created the epic adventure with former Doctor Who boss Russell T. Davies, recently connected with BFTV to talk about what we can expect from the showdown between spellcasters and extraterrestrials - and more things awesomely sci-fi.

"The pitch is in the title!" Phil told us. "It's Harry Potter meets Mars Attacks, wands versus ray guns! Sixteen year old school kid Tom Clarke is a secret wizard - when he discovers that Earth is being raided by aliens that feed on the en...
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John Barrowman: Master of the Universe

May 1st, 2013 12:10pm EDT
John Barrowman
John Barrowman is best known for his heroics across space and time as Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and Torchwood. But if that's all you know him from, you don't know half of the story. A multi-talented performer for more than 20 years, able to thrill and inspire and even sing, he's well on his way to the top of the acting universe, if he's not already there.

On Arrow, you know him as Malcolm Merlyn, alias "The Dark Archer," a high-ranking member of an enigmatic organization who also happens to be the father of Oliver Queen's best friend Tommy. But, as John points out, to categorize ...
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David Tennant And Billie Piper Returning To Doctor Who

March 31st, 2013 4:07pm EDT
David Tennant
David Tennant and Billie Piper will be reprising their roles in hit TV series Doctor Who to mark the show's 50th anniversary. 

The Scottish actor starred as the 10th Doctor with Piper as his sidekick Rose Tyler, and both will return for a one-off episode alongside current Time Lord Matt Smith and his new assistant played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. 

Executives at the BBC, which airs the show in the U.K., also confirmed Harry Potter star John Hurt will be joining the cast of the special 3D episode, which will air in Britain on November 23. 

In January, Piper denied she would be taking part i...
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'Doctor Who': Steven Moffat on New Companion Jenna-Louise Coleman and Landing Neil Cross

March 30th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Doctor Who
Whovians rejoice! It's time for more Doctor Who, and as fans eagerly await fresh adventures for the Eleventh Doctor and new companion Clara Oswald, BFTV stole a few minutes with series boss Steven Moffat to ask him about the ever-changing phenomenon that is Who - and how he got Luther creator Neil Cross to join the party.

This year is also the 50th anniversary of the franchise, and Moffat explained why he thinks the show has lasted for so long. "You can start watching Doctor Who at any point in its history. You don't have to catch up with the rest of it," he said. "It's a very simple myth....
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TV Book Club: Jenny Colgan on 'Doctor Who' and Finding Andrew McCarthy

October 7th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Jenny Colgan
A roster of solid authors have been penning BBC Books' Doctor Who novels for years. With the arrival of Dark Horizons, Jenny Colgan has brought her wit and warmth to the TARDIS. Recently, she talked about making the transition from fan to author, and also chatted about her previous work, including the novel where she sent her protagonist in search of the star of Pretty in Pink and Mannequin.

"The thrill of typing 'The Doctor opened the door of the TARDIS' was huge," she said. As for how she got the gig, "They didn't approach me, I approached them! A friend of mine called Naomi Al...
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Her Universe Announces 'Doctor Who' and 'Star Trek' Apparel Lines

June 27th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Her Universe
San Diego Comic-Con is less than two weeks away, and that means it's time to start announcing merch and fashion for the fans. This first announcement is a big one: Her Universe has partnered with BBC Worldwide to bring its distinctive style to Doctor Who.

The company provides female fans of science fiction properties with apparel that is oriented toward them, in everything from tops to sleepwear and accessories. Not only is it female-friendly, but it's also got plenty of style.

Their new Doctor Who line will debut on July 11 - Preview Night of Comic-Con 2012 - with fashion tops that featu...
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Jenna-Louise Coleman Stunned By 'Doctor Who' Secrecy

March 30th, 2012 12:52pm EDT
Jenna-Louise Coleman
Actress Jenna-Louise Coleman was impressed by the high levels of secrecy surrounding Doctor Who after her role was given a code name to throw off fans.

Producers used the phrase Men On Waves when auditioning actresses to replace Karen Gillan as Time Lord Matt Smith's assistant - but Coleman managed to crack the code.

She tells the Radio Times, "I worked out that Men On Waves is an anagram of Woman Seven, because this is the seventh series (since the show re-launched in 2005). Weirdly, seven is my lucky number and this is my seventh job."

The former British soap opera star was also ba...
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Jenna-Louise Coleman Lands Coveted 'Doctor Who' Role

March 22nd, 2012 8:13am EDT
Jenna-Louise Coleman
A British soap star has been chosen to step into the coveted role of Doctor Who's assistant in the next series of the hit sci-fi TV show.

Actress Jenna-Louise Coleman will replace Karen Gillan, who has played Time Lord Matt Smith's onscreen companion since 2010.

Gillan decided to leave last year after reaching a mutual agreement with BBC bosses.

Coleman, who appeared in U.K. soap Emmerdale, says, "I am beyond excited. I can't wait to get cracking."
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Q&A: 'Body Of Proof' Star Mary Mouser

February 21st, 2012 1:30pm EST
Mary Mouser
On ABC's Body of Proof, she plays Lacey Fleming, daughter of Dana Delany's Dr. Megan Hunt. Mary Mouser recently stopped by to chat about what it's really like to play someone's TV kid - and what it takes to play opposite yourself.

What's been your favorite aspect of this season of Body of Proof? What makes you excited about the show?

I think my favorite thing about this season is Lacey opening up. She's starting to trust more and recover some of that relationship with her mother. I've forgotten her as a character. She's become part of myself, I guess.

I love the show because for me, it's...
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Former 'Doctor Who' Star David Tennant Weds

January 2nd, 2012 10:58am EST
David Tennant
Former Doctor Who star David Tennant married his girlfriend Georgia Moffett on New Year's Eve.

The Scottish actor tied the knot with his longtime partner, the daughter of another former Doctor Who, Peter Davison, on Saturday and they celebrated with a reception at London's Globe Theatre.

The lavish party was attended by guests including Stephen Fry and included a special fireworks display.

The couple, which met on the set of Doctor Who, is parents to a daughter, Olive, who was born in March, just months after the star's Christmas 2010 proposal.

Moffett is also mother to a nine-year-old ...
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The Geek Closet: Doctor Who Edition!

December 11th, 2011 3:01pm EST
AbbyShot
As we reopen The Geek Closet this month, it's all Doctor Who: I look at the new releases from BBC Books, and check out some out-of-this-world wardrobe!

To make it into The Geek Closet, I'm looking for merch that's different from the usual - something that stands out in a collection. For fans of the Doctor Who universe, the replica wardrobe from the good folks at Abbyshot Clothiers definitely fits that description.

Since 2002, they've been designing clothes modeled after the ones you've seen and pined for from TV, movies, video games and anime. The Doctor Who line is but one of their man...
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TV on DVD: 'Doctor Who' & 'The Game' Reviewed

December 8th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Doctor Who
This week in TV on DVD, we look at new seasons for two cult favorites: the BBC's Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series and CBS DVD's The Game: The Fourth Season.

Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series (BBC Home Entertainment)

The Show: Matt Smith's edition of Doctor Who has endeared itself to fans and critics alike. Smith's second full series in the TARDIS is full of energy - and incredibly complicated, as we learn the truth of River Song's (Alex Kingston) true identity and wonder about The Doctor's final fate.

When Who is good, it's really good. The opening two-parter ("The Impossi...
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'Harry Potter' Director To Helm 'Doctor Who' Movie

November 15th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Doctor Who
Harry Potter director David Yates is teaming up with BBC to create the first Doctor Who film since 1966. Yates directed the last four blockbuster films in the Harry Potter series.

"We're looking at writers now. We're going to spend two to three years to get it right," he told Variety. "It needs quite a radical transformation to take it into the bigger arena.

"The notion of the time-travelling Time Lord is such a strong one, because you can express story and drama in any dimension or time."

The Doctor Who series ran from 1963 until 1989. After a one-off TV movie in 1996, the series was re...
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TV on DVD: 'Luther,' 'Margaret Thatcher' & 'Robotech'

October 27th, 2011 4:15pm EDT
Robotech
This week in TV on DVD, check out Luther: Series 2 and The Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher (BBC Home Entertainment), as well as Robotech: The Complete Series (A&E Home Entertainment). Read on for my looks at all three new titles!

Luther: Series 2 (BBC Home Entertainment)

Just days after Luther's second series finished airing on BBC America, you can now bring it home. DCI John Luther (Emmy nominee Idris Elba) returns after the disastrous ending of the previous series to tackle two more violent cases. You can check out my episode reviews of Luther, though be advised they do contain...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Sam Lets His Freak Flag Fly

October 8th, 2011 8:37am EDT
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When we last left the “Supernatural” universe, Sam and Dean were careening towards the Leviathan-infested hospital via ambulance—Sam was seizing with a head injury, Dean with bloodily broken leg, and Bobby presumed dead.

Slickly directed by series’ star Jensen Ackles, “The Girl Next Door” was thankfully easier on my fangirl heart. It began mere minutes after last week’s cliffhanger with the brothers arriving at Sioux Falls General. Dean, a fighter to the end, tried to climb off the gurney and find his brother. His doctor explained that Sam had “bashed his head quite seriously.” Forge...
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Doctor Who - Season 6 Episode 9 - Night Terrors

September 6th, 2011 9:56pm EDT
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After last week’s River Song/Melody Pond reveal, the Powers That Be have allowed us all a breath. Thank Heavens! The roller coaster ride of the “Let’s Kill Hitler” episode nearly did me in! I’m glad to say that this week’s episode is much less all encompassing. Although if you were afraid of puppets before, you won’t be attending any Punch and Judy fairs in the near future!

In a dark, but nevertheless, rather ordinary, row of council apartments, a bunch of very ordinary tenants prepare for the evening. In one apartment, however, a young boy named George balks at going to sleep. He’s fright...
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Doctor Who Season 6 Episode 8 – ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’

September 6th, 2011 6:55pm EDT
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After a summer off, while the producers of Doctor Who apparently awaited the growing of corn, the Doctor has returned. And what a return it is! Finally, we learn how Melody Pond became River Song … and it’s a heck of a story!

“Let’s see, you’ve got a time machine, I’ve got a gun. What the hell, let’s kill Hitler.”

We begin with Rory and Amy barreling through a lush corn field, with Amy shouting coordinates. With a flourish, they pull into a clearing, and before you can say, “Doctor Who?” the blue box has appeared. A petulant Doctor demands to know why they have been signaling him with cro...
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