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Charlene Amoia Dives Into 'Sleepy Hollow'

9/28/2015 2:30pm EDT
Charlene Amoia Previews The Return Of 'Sleepy Hollow'
FOX's Sleepy Hollow returns for a new season this week, and the season premiere features a face that will be familiar to TV fans. Actress Charlene Amoia endeared herself to audiences as the waitress Wendy on CBS's How I Met Your Mother, but now she's taking a completely different turn.

Starpulse spoke to Charlene to discuss diving into Sleepy Hollow and what it was like for her to be the titular character in the first new episode, "I Witness." It goes without saying that she's not just visiting town.

"Season two has Ichabod [Tom Mison] and Abbie [Nicole Beharie] dealing with very differen...

'Sleepy Hollow' Review: 5 Questions Raised By 'Paradise Lost'

1/6/2015 8:54am EST
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 5 Questions Raised By 'Paradise Lost'
When we last left Sleepy Hollow, everything that had been built up for the last season and a half crumbled in a matter of minutes. Henry, the elderly son of Katrina and Ichabod, betrayed his demon master, Moloch, and ended the rising and impending Apocalypse. And all because Moloch didn’t love him enough. After months of building up a bloody battle that could decide the fate of the world, our heroes and their sidekicks were left tied up, helpless, and mere witnesses to the destruction of Moloch. Is it any wonder that Ichabod, Abbie, and the rest of the crew spent most of the return from hia...

'Sleepy Hollow': 5 Ridiculous Moments From 'Magnum Opus'

11/25/2014 9:56am EST
'Sleepy Hollow' Review: 5 Ridiculous Moments From 'Magnum Opus'
The magic is gone. Officially. Everything good about season one has been burned away or overdone. This season began with so much potential, from the addition of Ichabod’s Moloch-aligned son to a larger role for the Headless Horseman. Yet, everything that had a strong possibility of being successful has failed.

Henry, despite having the single most complicated backgrounds of all the characters, was not much more than a mustache-twirling henchman. Katrina’s faith in her son is based on absolutely no facts or shows of humanity on his part, making her seem idiotic. The horseman turned from a g...

5 Scoops: Spoilers For 'Supernatural,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'Sleepy Hollow' And More

11/10/2014 11:20am EST
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. Consider '5 Scoops' as your weekly dessert doling out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows. Here are spoilers for "Supernatural," "Chicago Fire," "Sleepy Hollow," and much more!

Back in the Day. "Supernatural" celebrates its 200th episode this Tuesday! The episode, which has the guys working a case at a school putting on a musical production of the "Supernatural" books, was written as a love letter to the fans, according to (Check out the extended promo ...

'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments from 'The Weeping Lady'

10/21/2014 9:02am EDT
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments from 'The Weeping Lady'
“The Weeping Lady” was a massive improvement on last week’s episode. It had all the elements that Sleepy Hollow the engaging piece of entertainment that it is: a terrifying and well-crafted villain, revelations about Ichabod’s past, plenty of meaningful moments in the Ichabod/Abbie partnership, and sprinkles of time travel-related humor throughout. This episode moved forward the plot as Katrina’s place in Moloch’s plan is revealed and Henry gets fleshed out a bit more. Here are 8 of the top moments from “The Weeping Lady:”

1.) Caroline

One of the biggest questions in Sleepy Hollow mytholo...

'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: Top 10 Awesome Moments From 'Root Of All Evil'

10/7/2014 9:14am EDT
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: Top 10 Awesome Moments From 'Root Of All
No beheadings this week on Sleepy Hollow. Taking a break, Abraham? Still, “Root of All Evil” was filled with all sorts of amazing moments, from Ichabod’s ever growing list of historical BFFs to family bonding moments. Here are 10 of the most awesome moments from the episode:

1) “Is that considered acceptable now?”

The question is asked when Abbie and Ichabod pull up near a dinner. Inside is a man in nice suit holding hands with a man in a trucker hat. Abbie tries to explain about gay rights and the current situation in courts. However, that’s not what Ichabod meant. “I meant gentlemen wea...

'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: The Top 10 Awesome Moments From 'The Kindred'

9/30/2014 9:04am EDT
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: The Top 10 Awesome Moments From 'The Kind
Here are the ten most insane, amazing, terrifying moments of the second episode of Sleepy Hollow:

1. Ichabod’s Weekly Lesson on Modern Times

For a show that’s so constantly horrifying with guts, gore, and tons of decapitations, Sleepy Hollow is one of the most consistently hilarious shows on TV. Ichabod’s attempts to become acclimated to the modern world are always worth a laugh. This week Ichabod learns about Martha Stewart and the ever-growing wedding industry. When he and Abbie go to the bank, he has a bit of a meltdown over the existence of credit cards and pens chained to the desk. H...

10 Best TV Bromances: Are Your Favorites On The List?

9/26/2014 2:00pm EDT
10 Best TV Bromances: Are Your Favorites On The List?
Diehard, co-dependent friendships have become the stuff TV legend, not the "Pick me, choose me, love me" romances of the past. If "Orange Is The New Black" then so is the bromance. In honor bromance-based "Hawaii Five-0's" season premiere (and fast appraching 100th episode, I am counting down the 10 best TV bromances in returning shows.

Start with Number 10...

10. Walter and Jesse on AMC's "Breaking Bad"

Technically the show ended in 2013, there's no denying the bizarre bromance between the cancer-stricken chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his meth-h...

'Sleepy Hollow' Review: The Top 10 Awesome Moments From 'This Is War'

9/23/2014 8:58am EDT
'Sleepy Hollow' Review: The Top 10 Awesome Moments From 'This Is
Our favorite badass cop and time displaced revolutionary have returned to once again grace our television screens. When we last saw Abbie and Ichabod, they were separated and in dire straits. Abbie willingly took Ichabod’s wife, Katrina’s place in purgatory with the promise that Ichabod would be back. Unfortunately, he discovered that Henry Parrish, the elderly sin eater, was actually his crazy, Moloch-aligned son and harbinger of War. Parrish buried Ichabod alive and gave Katrina to the lovesick Headless Horseman, leaving all the main characters on the brink of disaster in the final moment...

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

7/28/2014 2:10pm EDT
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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...

Neil Jackson: The Winning Actor Behind 'Sleepy Hollow's' Headless Horseman

6/5/2014 2:15pm EDT
Neil Jackson: The Winning Actor Behind 'Sleepy Hollow's' Headles
The best villains are the ones that feel real. For FOX's supernatural thriller Sleepy Hollow, the human face of the Headless Horseman belongs to English actor Neil Jackson, who plays the character's pre-headless incarnation, Abraham Van Brunt. BFTV recently checked in with Neil to chat about Sleepy Hollow - and how it compares to being in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.

"I joined the show in the middle," he reflected, "but it was so cool to come in with such a pivotal character. It was a joy."

Indeed, Abraham is a pretty big part to tackle. Viewers learned that he was at one time t...

'Sleepy Hollow' Closed With A Bang

1/22/2014 7:18am EST
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This week's season finale ended with a major boom and a great big bang. After two weeks of boring baby episodes and then one awesome business as usual show, we finally arrive at the two-part, two-hour season ender. While I wish we had more episodes to tease out the mythology, 'Sleepy Hollow' definitely grew into one of my favorite shows this year. As showrunners, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, stated, they successfully maintained the Halloween all the time every time theme. And, post-pilot, the show's momentum definitely matured. SPOILER ALERT!

This week, in "Indispensable Man" and "Bad B...

'Sleepy Hollow' Star Nicole Beharie Refuses To Pay For Dress?

1/20/2014 4:03pm EST
Nicole Beharie
Nicole Beharie is reportedly stiffing her stylist after wearing one of her dresses to Fox's portion of the Television Critics Association event.

Sharone Blades tells TMZ she was hired by the Sleepy Hollow star for the event, and she delivered the form-fitting, dark dress (pictured above) to the star as promised. However, she says she has only received $2,000 of the $5,000 owed to her.

Sharone also says Nicole loved the dress… until the issue of the money owed came up - that's when Nicole told her that she didn't like the dress after all.

Sharone tells TMZ she has tried for weeks to get...

'Sleepy Hollow' Review: Episode 'The Golem'

12/10/2013 8:45am EST
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John Noble is back to once again prove that no actor on this green earth can play the mixture of menace and eccentric sweetness that he can. His character, Henry Parrish, the Sin Eater, returns to Sleepy Hollow to help Ichabod find his shark-jumping child and the possible six thousand ancestors he could have all over the world. Although John Noble is a master at everything he does, I have a few issues with the character.

The Sin Eater’s powers are so broad and confusing that they seem really undefined. He could end up popping up at any time that they need something supernatural done, which...

Pop Culture Thanksgiving: 7 Things We're Grateful For

11/27/2013 12:00pm EST
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Amber Riley

Whether she's making a soulful noise with her golden pipes on "Glee" or electrifying the dance floor on "Dancing With The Stars," Amber Riley is always dazzling. This year, she and the "Glee" cast broke hearts with a raw and moving tribute to the late Cory Monteith. Her visceral performance of "I'll Stand By You" was not the only tear-jerking moment during the episode, but it was definitely a stand-out. She has also invigorated the 17th season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" with her teanacity, drive and heart as she has danced through injuries without ever slowing down. She ...

'Sleepy Hollow' Throws A Middling Thanksgiving Episode

11/26/2013 9:35am EST
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This wasn't the best of episodes. Considering Ichabod's Colonial roots I expected either an awesome Thanksgiving show or an hour-long rant from Ichabod about the inaccuracies of America's contemporary Thanskgiving celebrations. Instead, we received a watered down Charlie Brown episode interspersed with the creature of the week. 'Sleepy Hollow' is at its strongest when it doesn't appeal to viewer's affections. By forcing inorganic connections, this week felt more saccharine-sweet meets 80s after school special.

This week, in "Sanctuary," an evil witch tree kidnaps a socialite philanthropist...

'Sleepy Hollow' Review: Episode 'Necromancer'

11/19/2013 9:25am EST
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As of tonight’s episode, Andy Brooks will no longer be referred to as JOHN CHO! He’s now a fully fledged, fleshed out character. And boy is his characterization tragic. You’d think that by the concept of Sleepy Hollow alone that the most heartbreaking aspect of the show would be the man who wakes up to find everybody he ever cared about dead while he’s forced to take in a whole new world. Likewise, Abbie’s background, as woman who lost her mentor and has irrevocably damaged her relationship with her sister, is sad.

However, the show’s use of humor makes their characters far less shrouded i...

'Sleepy Hollow' Review: Episode 'The Midnight Ride'

11/12/2013 8:58am EST
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The beheadings are coming! The beheadings are coming!

Finally! It has been far too long since the Headless Horseman made a real dent in Sleepy Hollow’s population of people with heads. Tonight, not only did he get some flashback action where he took out some of Paul Revere’s supernatural riding buddies, he also took the heads of a bunch of the freemasons from the last episode. Even a taxidermied crow gets his head chopped off. Basically, the episode is a shining moment for decapitations.

“The Midnight Right” may center on Paul Revere’s Ride, the Horseman, and lots of head, but the real st...

'The Sleepy Hollow' Cast Bewitches At NYCC Interviews

11/12/2013 7:10am EST
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I’ve made no secret of my utter ‘Sleepy Hollow’ obsession. Unsurprisingly, I loved interviewing co-stars Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones and Katia Winter alongside producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci at New York Comic Con. As someone who continuously re-read the short story, visited the Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown area and re-watched the Disney cartoon/Tim Burton remake, of course, I leapt on the ‘Sleepy Hollow’ wagon when it rolled into town. The show surrounds American revolutionary hero Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) resurrected in modern-day to protect humanity from the celestial u...

'Sleepy Hollow' Review: Episode 'The Sin Eater'

11/5/2013 9:59am EST
Sleepy Hollow
Remember when the synopsis for Sleepy Hollow was first released and it sounded very, very stupid? It was yet another modern day twist on an old tale and a procedural, fantasy, biblical drama. All of those elements together don’t exactly add up to a well put-together and entertaining show. Honestly, who expected a funny, smart, emotional show out of a tired concept? Sleepy Hollow is a far more quality show than I ever expected.

“Sin Eater” perfectly highlights many of the things that the show does right on a regular basis, both big and small. Although humor is often a small part of the show...

'Sleepy Hollow' Provides Solid Episode 5, Goes On 3-Week Hiatus

10/15/2013 8:36am EDT
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Before taking a three-week hiatus, 'Sleepy Hollow' provides a solid fifth episode with "John Doe." This week, "Crabbie" aka Crane-Abbie uncovers the lost Roanoke colony destroyed by a plague-carrying horseman. As the residents' earth-bound souls reside behind a spiritual veil, a horseman entices a suriving child spirit into human form to inflict viral pain on the contemporary Sleepy Hollow residents. Of course, "Crabbie" saves the day by returning the flesh-made Roanoke child to his colony and baptizing him in healing waters.

Directing-wise I enjoyed this episode's slower more fluid pace ...

Fall 2013 TV Report (So Far)

10/5/2013 2:06pm EDT
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Here’s how the Fall TV season has been shaping up.


ABC doesn’t have a lot to celebrate about. Once Upon A Time and Revenge are both down season-to-season, yet up from last season’s finales. So, really, you could say they are even for the night. Their new drama, Betrayal, however is a disappointment. Low ratings. Does ABC have anything ready to replace Betrayal though? They’re already definitely going to cancel the much lower rated Lucky 7 (an almost certainty), can they afford to axe two shows?

CBS has a nice strong lineup of returning shows, all performing well. FOX’s shows are ...

'Sleepy Hollow' Review Episode 'For The Triumph Of Evil'

10/1/2013 7:40pm EDT
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Sleepy Hollow is nothing without the strength of its main characters, Abbie Mills and Ichabod Crane. The first two episodes focused very closely on Ichabod, his time displacement, and the apocalyptic demons with whom he’s connected. Obviously it’s important to know as much as possible about him since the concept of the show revolves around him. It would be far too easy for the show to completely forget that Abbie is a person, not a sidekick to trade quips.

Luckily for us, the show has given Abbie more than enough reason to be more than a sounding board for Ichabod with a badge. She has her...

Is 'Sleepy Hollow' The New X-Files?

10/1/2013 8:53am EDT
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Because of its poor plotting and pacing, I still don't understand my continuing fascination with 'Sleepy Hollow.' Or maybe I do when I consider its two leads and their amazing chemistry. 'Sleepy Hollow' is the new buddy cop show a la 'X-Files.' We have Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) playing the continuous skeptic and time traveling Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) as the true believer. Like Mulder and Scully, the show's best part is Ichabod's unrelenting support.

In this week's third episode, "For the Triumph of Evil...," the sandman demon drives anyone who pretended they never saw the white de...

'Sleepy Hollow' Season 1 Episode 2: Patriotic Gothic Horror

9/27/2013 7:15pm EDT
Sleepy  Hollow
Sleepy Hollow clocked in a good second episode earlier this week, and clearly emerged as an example modern gothic horror, with a patriotic flair.

No vampires are yet apparent in Sleepy Hollow, but there are witches - good and bad - and other beasts of the night likely out for no good.  People come back from the dead - or, at least, Officer Dunn does, and that's both good (I was aggravated to see John Cho limited to just one episode) and bad (the reanimated Dunn is working for the evil forces.

There may be some hope that Katrina will come back from the departed, too, and could create some ...

Sleepy Hollow Episode 2 Review: 'Blood Moon'

9/26/2013 6:39am EDT
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The trouble with the second episode of any new show is that it often acts as a secondary pilot. Since many viewers jump in on the second episode after buzz from the pilot, plot points are re-explained and main characters are re-introduced, making it monotonous for many viewers. With the existence of episode-on-demand services like Hulu and Netflix, second episodes should no longer be like this, but the old ways have set in. Sleepy Hollow is no exception.

The episode opens with a dream sequence, which I usually dislike, which does a lot to set up the premise of the show without sounding too...

Sleepy Hollow's A Work In Progress

9/24/2013 12:30pm EDT
Sleepy Hollow
'Sleepy Hollow' still needs work, but it grows on you. As I mentioned in my pilot review, it overdoes the fast and furious cinematic pace, despite appropriating a colonial American gothic text with a slow, steady beat. While the sophomore episode, "Blood Moon," repeats the pilot's directorial mistakes, the second half slows enough to re-visit the pilot's strengths.

This week, in "Blood Moon," Ichabod (Tom Mison) continues re-adjusting to the 21st century while the Headless Horseman (or his demon god) resurrect an evil witch who hunts the descendents of her former attackers. If she finds th...

Fox's 'Sleepy Hollow' is Hollow and Headless

9/22/2013 5:50pm EDT
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'Sleepy Hollow' exemplifies how poor direction and bad pacing could destroy a potentially strong show. Out of all the Fall premieres, I most looked forward to 'Sleepy Hollow' because I love hot British men,  the original Washington Irving mystery,  and, anything fantasy/sci fi oriented. Despite amazing production values, beautiful cinematography, a charismatic lead, and Alex Kurtzman/Roberto Orci's support, the pilot forces two hours of dialogue, emotion and story line into one brisk hour, making it feel rushed.

'Sleepy Hollow''s pilot follows revolutionary war hero Ichabod Crane (Tom Miso...

'Sleepy Hollow' Debut: Sleepers, Dollar Bills, And Witches

9/21/2013 8:31pm EDT
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A pretty good debut of Sleepy Hollow on Fox last Monday, with a story that in effect combines two Washington Irvington characters, the sleeper Rip Van Winkle and the headless-horseman-fighting Icabod Crane.  There's a time-jumping from the Revolutionary War to present - via witches' spells - clever depictions of a man from the past suddenly appearing in our day and age, good locale, and some good action as well.

If anything partaking of time travel, including just deep sleep for centuries, is a big plus in my book, anything partaking of witches usually is not.  I'm also no fan of the Four ...

'Sleepy Hollow': The Good, The Bad And Potential As A Show

9/17/2013 8:48pm EDT
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As one of the first new shows of the fall season, Fox’s Sleepy Hollow has a lot riding on it. Not only does it set the tone for the season of premiere shows, Fox also has put a lot of faith in the show. It’s yet another adaptation and revision of a well known tale, like Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and others before it. The show is also a mix of mythology and case-of-the-week that’s been missing on Fox since Fringe was cancelled. With the concept alone there’s a lot of potential for greatness or an embarrassing mess.

Plot Description: Not long after beheading an enemy Red Coat and being fatall...