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TV Season Finales This Weekend

5/14/2016 9:05am EDT
Weekend TV Guide: Which Shows Have Their Finales This Sunday?
As we reach the middle of May, many shows are reaching their season finales. Several of them are signing off this weekend, including ABC's entire Sunday night lineup of Once Upon A Time, The Family and Quantico.

What's coming up in the season enders for those shows and others? Check out our preview for all the finales ahead this weekend. Be warned that there are spoilers ahead!

Once Upon A Time finishes with two back-to-back episodes starting at the early hour of 7 p.m. Sunday, "Only You" and "The Untold Story." The first episode finds Regina (Lana Parrilla, above) still reeling from the ...

'Penny Dreadful' Returns For Season 3

4/30/2016 9:08am EDT
Weekend TV Guide: 'Penny Dreadful' Returns For Season 3
This weekend's TV guide is highlighted by the return of Showtime's supernatural drama Penny Dreadful, which is back for a third season. Eva Green (above left, with Christian Camargo) continues to shine as Vanessa Ives, while Season 3 brings back Patti LuPone in a brand-new role: Dr. Seward, the therapist treating Vanessa in this newest, scariest chapter of her story.

Wes Studi also joins the cast as Kaetenay, a character connected to Ethan (Josh Hartnett) who becomes an ally of Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton). Below is a sneak peek clip from Sunday's season premiere, courtesy of Showtime:


ABC Reveals May Sweeps Spoilers And Season Finale Dates

4/10/2016 1:03pm EDT
ABC Reveals May Sweeps Spoilers And Season Finale Dates
With the crucial May sweeps period just a month away, ABC wants fans to know what big events are ahead for their favorite shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Nashville and The Bachelorette. The network has published a press release full of spoilers for upcoming episodes of all their series that also includes important finale and premiere dates.

For some of these shows, these could also be series finale spoilers. Most notably, ABC has yet to renew either Castle (which ends on May 16) or Nashville (which has its finale on May 25) for another year. You can see the list of shows that ABC renew...

'Once Upon A Time' Leads Return Of ABC Originals

3/6/2016 8:33am EST
Sunday TV Guide: 'Once Upon A Time' Leads Return Of ABC Original
Sunday night television is about to get much more crowded as ABC brings back two of its most popular original series plus a brand-new drama. Once Upon A Time kicks off ABC's Sunday with its midseason premiere, "Souls of the Departed," which is also the popular fantasy drama's one-hundredth episode.

While the heroes arrive in the Underworld in hopes of rescuing Hook, "Souls of the Departed" also features a flashback to the Enchanted Forest and someone from the past of Regina (Lana Parilla). Guest stars in this episode include Greg Germann (Ally McBeal) as Hades, the return of Robbie Kay (He...

Find Out Which Shows ABC Just Renewed

3/5/2016 10:10am EST
'The Bachelor,' 'DWTS,' 'Scandal' Among Renewals By ABC
Long-running reality shows The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars, as well as the drama series block created by Shonda Rhimes, were among more than a dozen TV series renewals announced by ABC on Thursday for the fall 2016-2017 television season.

The Bachelor will return for its 21st season, as season 20 featuring Ben Higgins (pictured above with host Chris Harrison) continues to air. The other unscripted series with pickups were fellow Monday night mainstay Dancing with the Stars (season 23), the eternal America's Funniest Home Videos (season 27) and Friday night staple Shark Tank (season...

Who Are TV's Sexiest Men?

11/21/2014 1:00pm EST
Matt Bomer
People magazine rightfully declared Aussie-born actor Chris Hemsworth as "The Sexiest Man Alive." The actor, who has impressive bulked up for roles in "Marvel's The Avengers" and Thor 2: The Dark World, has definitely earned the title. But this blogger, who loves all things television, couldn't help but wonder: who television's sexiest men alive? Here are my top 10 picks in no particular order.

White Collar's Matt Bomer
While "White Collar" may be shuffling off to that great TV vault in the sky, star Matt Bomer's career is just beginning its stratospheric rise, thanks in part to his...

Scott Michael Foster Takes On A New Role In Thriller 'The Pact 2'

10/10/2014 12:03pm EDT
Scott Michael Foster Takes On A New Role In Thriller 'The Pact 2
Scott Michael Foster has come a long way since we talked with him about Zero Hour last year, but he's still one of the good guys. Instead of trying to decipher a clone conspiracy, in the new horror flick The Pact 2, he's a police officer battling a sinister force. We checked back in with Scott last week to ask him about the film.

"This just totally fell in my lap. I'm always reading for stuff, and it just so happens I do a lot of TV," said the actor, who followed up Zero Hour with stints on ABC Family's Chasing Life and AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. "I thought, what is it going to be like? I ...

Spoiler Alert! 'Supernatural,' 'Gotham,' 'Once Upon A Time' & More

7/28/2014 2:10pm EDT
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
For fangirls and fanboys, Christmas arrives not in December, but in July in the form of the San Diego Comic-Con. The annual geekfest was held this weekend and spoilers for the upcoming television season blitzkrieged starstruck fans. Here are 7 Comic-Con spoilers you need to know for "Supernatural","Sleepy Hollow", and more...

Demon Dean Is Coming. For those gobsmacked "Supernatural" fans who thought the shocker final seconds of the season 9 finale that revealed Dean (Jensen Ackles) reborn as a demon was just a season-ending fake-out may want to brace...

Georgina Haig Cast As 'Frozen' Queen Elsa In 'Once Upon A Time'

7/3/2014 3:23pm EDT
Queen Elsa in Once Upon A Time
Actress Georgina Haig has been cast as Frozen's Elsa in ABC's Once Upon A Time.

The 28-year-old actress, best known for playing Etta Bishop on "Fringe" and who currently stars as Lee Anne Marcus on CBS drama "Reckless," will play opposite Elizabeth Lail, who was recently announced to play Elsa's sister Anna and Scott Michael Foster, who plays Anna's love interest Kristoff.

Elsa was first seen during the Season 3 finale, when she was released from one of Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle) urns that was brought to the future by Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (Colin O'Donoghue). Once Elsa...

'Once Upon A Time' Star Raphael Sbarge Takes On 'Murder In The First'

6/9/2014 1:35pm EDT
'Once Upon A Time' Star Raphael Sbarge Takes On 'Murder In The F
Once Upon A Time star - really, star of seemingly almost everything - Raphael Sbarge is coming back to reality. Having wrapped the third season of ABC's fantasy adventure series, he's booked a new leading role as a San Francisco homicide cop in TNT's new crime drama Murder In The First, which starts tonight. BFTV connected with Raphael recently to discuss the phenomenon that is Once and look forward to his new role.

There might not be a bigger cult hit right now than Once Upon A Time, on which Raphael has played Dr. Hopper (better known as Jiminy Cricket) since its first season. Did he eve...

Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May Not Work

5/15/2014 2:40pm EDT
Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May No
Now that all the big networks have revealed what they’ll be showing us this fall, let’s take a look at what may or may not work.


ABC is essentially playing it safe, and keeping Sunday Night intact. American Crime will swap for Resurrection at midseason. Resurrection was a buzzy drama that started seeing a ratings decline. Not waiting till midseason is probably a smart move. You don’t want to lose any more audience. It’s not a winning strategy, but ABC just doesn’t want to be in last place.

NBC has football, another super safe move. CBS is shaking things up, banishing Amazing Race...

'Once Upon A Time': The Jolly Roger (3x17)

4/19/2014 2:10pm EDT
'Once Upon A Time': The Jolly Roger (3x17)
I'm cryinnnngggg! Okay, maybe not at this moment. But when I was watching this episode, I actually got a bit choked up. That's pretty rare, I'm a tough costumer when it comes to this sort of thing. But Hook... baby... ahhh! Let's just talk about what happens.

We finally get to learn part of what happened in the missing year! Hook, who is not part of the curse and thus remembers everything, is forced to confront part of what went down. Apparently, he reconnected with Smee and some of his other men. They don't have the Jolly Roger anymore, but Hook and his men are able to keep up their pirat...

'Once Upon a Time' Recap 'Quiet Minds': Will Emma EVER Catch a Break?

4/1/2014 9:20am EDT
Day-Umn, 'Once Upon a Time'! Will Emma EVER catch a break? In 'Quiet Minds,' the gang discovered that Snow's mid-wife was the Wicked Witch (considering they never saw her before and she always wore green, it shouldn't've been a shock). Plus, we learn Mr. Gold survived his mid-season sacrifice because the Witch tricked Neal into resurrecting the Dark One in a life-for-life type spell.

At this point, Emma's the black widow of StoryBrooke. She meets a hot guy/Calvin Klein model; they fall in love; he dies; she goes into hibernation. She meets another hot guy; he becomes a 12-year-old boy; she...

'Once Upon a Time': Witch Hunt (3x13)

3/21/2014 1:54am EDT
'Once Upon a Time': Witch Hunt (3x13)
Let's dive in!

In Storybrooke, Hook tells Mary Margaret and David that he was with them in the Enchanted Forest for a while, but then he left. He says that while sailing, he was sent a message by bird with a note telling him to get Emma because a new curse had happened. It also included the memory potion. Hook had assumed that Snow had sent it, but of course Snow can't remember anything. Leroy/Grumpy shows up and says that Dwarves are disappearing left and right. Emma decides to get everyone's memories back, the first step being to discover who cursed them in the first place.

At the diner...

Once Upon a Time Ep 12, S3 : New York City Serenade

3/14/2014 1:30pm EDT
Once Upon a Time Ep 12, S3 : New York City Serenade
Yay! We're back from hiatus! And we have an episode with lots of Hook! My dreams have all come true. Let's take a look.

Emma is in New York with Henry, and she's been dating a guy named Walsh for the past eight months. Walsh proposes, but Emma is unable to make a decision right away. Henry encourages her to do what makes her happy. Emma is preoccupied with something else going on in her life - Hook turns up again after showing up at her door and kissing her. He tells her to go to a specific address to prove what he's been saying about her parents. Emma goes to the address and finds out tha...

'Once Upon A Time' Winter Finale: 'Going Home'

12/16/2013 8:43am EST
Where do I begin?

That was the question I asked myself at the ending of Once Upon A Time’s winter finale, which was a game changer in ways I would have never predicted nor expected. In fact, as a dedicated fan, I had been so focused on wondering how everyone was going to stop Pan I didn’t stop to think of other possibilities the show could offer up – including a possible death. All I had thought was, there’s no way we could start this all over again.

But, in fact, that’s exactly what Once more or less did, pulling a LOST-like reset by sending most of our heroes back to their respective fa...

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'The New Neverland'

12/9/2013 9:55am EST
Once Upon A Time
As Once Upon A Time heads into its winter finale and towards the closure of its Neverland arc, we’re left with the question of just how will it all end? Will Pan ever be defeated? (And does that defeat include death?) Would the show really go so far as to bring everyone back to square one? Despite Internet grumblings, I’ve liked the Neverland storyline so far – it’s exceeded my expectations in terms of story and character development – but I’m also happy that we’re moving forward with some different conflicts. And the ultimate reveal of Pan’s master plan (to turn Storybrooke into the “New N...

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Save Henry'

12/2/2013 11:36am EST
Once Upon A Time
It’s been a Once mystery for almost as long as the show has been on the air: what are the details surrounding Henry’s adoption? How did he come to Storybrooke in the first place, given that he was born to Emma in “the real world”? We finally got the answer in “Save Henry,” an episode that helped the show continue on its streak of a decently strong third season.

As Henry lay seemingly dead at the hands of Pan after giving up his heart, the episode chronicled the backstory of his adoption eleven years ago – taking us back to the day that Regina unleashed the now infamous curse. She pays a vi...

'Once Upon A Time' Stars Ginnifer Goodwin And Josh Dallas Expecting First Child

11/20/2013 11:57am EST
Once Upon A Time star Ginnifer Goodwin is expecting her first child with fiance and co-star Josh Dallas. The actress confirmed the news via her rep on Tuesday, just over a month after the couple got engaged.

Ginnifer, 35, and Josh, 31, met on the set of the hit ABC show and began dating in the fall of 2011, and they went public with their relationship the following April. They were engaged in October of this year.

"We are so thrilled to announce our engagement and can't wait to celebrate with our friends and family, including our second family at 'Once Upon a Time'," they said via a state...

'Once Upon A Time' Review: 'Think Lovely Thoughts'

11/19/2013 9:36am EST
Once Upon A Time
Who is Peter Pan? According to Once Upon A Time, he’s certainly not the happy-go-lucky, carefree, spunky child that we all grew up to know and love from Disney’s 1953 animated classic. But that’s no surprise. We knew from the beginning of our introduction to season three’s “big bad” that Pan most likely had a damaged past, one that – much like our other heroes – probably contributed to his currently evil ways. Perhaps he had a bad parental experience, or a bad brush with magic that turned him to the dark side, like Rumple and Regina.

Well, in a sense, that all turned out to be kind of true...

Meet 'Once Upon A Time's' Magical Rose McIver

11/17/2013 4:25pm EST
Rose McIver
Rose McIver has a pretty charmed resume; she's played both a Power Ranger and the most famous fairy in pop culture. Currently, she's got recurring roles on two hit TV shows: ABC's Once Upon A Time and Showtime's Masters of Sex. BFTV sat down with Rose last week to chat about finding her own place in pop culture.

"There should be more than enough of me for the next little while," she quipped, referring to her double-recurring status. On Once, you know her as Tinker Bell. That's a well-known character on a show full of magical goings-on and high adventure. So how much does Rose have to keep ...

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Dark Hollow'

11/12/2013 10:12am EST
Once Upon A Time
Oh hey, Storybrooke! I remember you! I think…

“Dark Hollow” marked the first time we’ve really been back in the town since last season’s finale, and I have to admit, as much as I enjoy the Neverland arc (though I seem to be in the minority here), I was very glad to have an hour rooted in people (and a place) we haven’t seen a lot of. While we still traveled back to Neverland to move along the island story, it was a nice change of pace for the show and one that I wish had been done sooner.

We flash back to the season two finale, where Rumple leaves Belle with the caveat of going off to fin...

Interview: 'Once Upon A Time's' Jennifer Morrison And Producers

11/10/2013 11:44pm EST
Once Upon a Time
Yes, my job is awesome. Yes, my job is cool. While at New York Comic Con I snagged pressroom roundtable interviews with ‘Once Upon a Time’ star Jennifer Morrison and its awesome producers, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Jennifer talked about Emma’s potential romance with Hook while the producers described their Giancarlo Esposito love.

Interviewing Jennifer Morrison

Over the past nine years, I’ve enjoyed watching Jennifer Morrison’s acting career rise from supporting actor on ‘House’ to leading lady on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ to the lead actor on ‘Once Upon a Time.’ Since the 90s Morris...

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Ariel'

11/5/2013 9:45am EST
Once Upon A Time
Shameless personal digression alert: I love The Little Mermaid. Perhaps it comes from my love of singing, perhaps it comes from my penchant to gravitate towards ladies with red hair, perhaps it comes from the fact that the movie came out at a time in my life I will forever associate with intimate and personal memories. Being a Disney child, I fell in love with all the films that followed in the Renaissance period and thereafter, but The Little Mermaid holds a special place in my heart as not only one of my favorite Disney films, but one of my favorite all-time films, period. And consequentl...

'Once Upon a Time': Good Form (3x05)

11/2/2013 11:08pm EDT
Once Upon A Time
I shall start this review by praising Colin O'Donoghue's acting. Because wow. I was seriously impressed with him in this episode. I think part of it was that he actually got a pretty decent script and story to work with, but he was just selling all of those emotions. I knew that once he got a chance to shine, he'd hit it out of the park.

Let's take a look at the plot. There are two main plots happening. The story in Neverland has good elements, but it has its problems as well. Then, there's the Hook-centric back story, which I found to be pretty strong, generally. Here we go!

Henry is fee...

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Good Form'

10/28/2013 8:43am EDT
Ever since Colin O’Donoghue joined the Once family as the sassy, sarcastic, brooding pirate Killian Jones, I’ve waited – perhaps not so patiently – for more concrete backstory. “Good Form” finally awards us with insight into the man better known as Captain Hook – and although there is (hopefully) much more to be seen of his past, let it be said that I am very happy with what the episode chose to show us, and the possibility of what’s to come.

We learn that like Charming, Killian also had a brother (a nice touch to connect the two characters, given that a majority of the hour was spent with...

'Once Upon a Time': Nasty Habits (3x04)

10/24/2013 2:52pm EDT
Once Upon A Time
This was a strong one. I have a couple of qualms here and there, but overall I think any episode focusing on the deliciously complex dynamic between Rumple and Bae/Neal is going to be a good one. In a show with a lot of frankly average actors, Robert Carlyle and Michael Raymond-James are the standouts, and whenever they share the screen, things are great.

The plot: Neal is in Neverland, and he manages to escape Felix pretty quickly. Rumple is still bent on sacrificing his life to save Henry, but some hallucinations of Belle tell us that Rumple's worried he might be unable to kick that "nas...

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Nasty Habits'

10/21/2013 8:46am EDT
Once Upon A Time
Daddy issues, ahoy! Tonight’s Once Upon A Time bought two of the show’s most volatile characters together in both the past and the present, using a Rumple and Bae flashback to explain Rumple’s first meetings with Pan, how the Lost Boys became a tribe, and the strained father/son relationship that, despite Rumple’s best intentions, remains very much an issue.

I enjoy that the show has found a way to work in Belle, despite the fact that she’s still actually in Storybrooke, and not just because it keeps the audience in check about the fact that Rumple and Belle’s relationship is still pertine...

'Once Upon a Time' Review: Quite A Common Fairy (3x03)

10/15/2013 8:14pm EDT
Once Upon A Time
Yes. Good. Awesome. Problematic at some points. But still good. Let's take a look at each of these plots individually.

First of all, we've got the only total dud of the night: the plot with Henry and Peter. Basically, Peter tries to convince Henry that he belongs with the Lost Boys. Henry isn't buying it, because he's not an idiot. Peter tries to get him into the spirit by having him attempt to shoot an apple off of another boy's head, but Henry tries to shoot Peter instead. Peter, because he's super human, catches the arrow (laced with poison) before it can do anything. In the end, Henry ...

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Quite A Common Fairy'

10/15/2013 9:57am EDT
Once Upon A Time
In the season premiere of Once Upon A Time, we watched as our characters came to terms with their personality differences. Last week, we watched as Emma came to terms with being an orphan. And in this week’s episode, we watched as Regina came to terms with actions and choices that not only defined her past, but also the future of others. So far this season, we’ve seen Lana Parrilla in a mostly comedic manner – throwing out one line zingers, complaining about using magic, and adding general tension to the group with her known rivalry between the Charmings and Emma. But the beauty of “Quite A...