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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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Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny Reunite At Comic Con, Want Another 'X-Files' Movie

October 14th, 2013 7:00pm EDT
David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson
David Duchovny and his "X-Files" co-star Gillian Anderson reunited at New York Comic Con over the weekend and told fans they're open to making another film about the cult TV series.

"The X-Files" 20th anniversary panel, titled "The Truth Is Here," took place at The Paley Center for Media.

Duchovny, 53, played FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, while Anderson, 45, played Special Agent Dana Scully on the series. The show ran for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002.

According to the Associated Press, Duchovny expressed his willingness to make a third "X-Files" movie. "Gillian and I want to do it, so ...
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TV Characters We'd Want As Our BFF

July 13th, 2013 10:03am EDT
King of the Hill
Countless scenes in FOX's King of the Hill showed Hank Hill and his three best friends standing around in the alley, drinking beer and talking about whatever they wanted to. It got us thinking: which TV characters would we want as our BFFs? Here's BFTV's list of the top 10 fictional folks we'd like to be best friends with.

Before you check out our picks, let us set them up for you with the rules of the game:

1) The King of the Hill test: is this character really someone you'd want to spend hours in the alley with?

2) No more than one character from the same TV series

3) No more than one...
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The Top 10 TV Shows That Should Be Brought Back, Rebooted Or Just Re-Run

October 5th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Miami Vice
TV remakes are either hit-or-miss, but with hollywood lacking many new ideas (seems like every other show is a crime drama or takes place in a hospital these days) we've thought of a few classic shows that we think would make the cut and stick around for a while -- if they're done correctly.

There are a number of old shows from the 70s and 80s that have been brought back in recent years, some with all new casts and edgier than their predecessors, and others featuring some of the original cast members. Others were revamped entirely, and some casting decisions killed a couple before they wer...
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5 Best and 5 Worst Live Action TV Series Based On Comics

August 30th, 2012 4:07pm EDT
The Walking Dead
Expectations are high for Joss Whedon's SHIELD live-action superhero series. While animated series based on comics have flourished ever since Batman: The Animated series broke onto the scene in the early 90s, live-action shows based on comic books are hit-or-miss. They require a larger budget to showcase super powers and outlandish costumes and mutants. Despite this, we were able to point out the five best live action TV shows based on comics - and managed to cut down the worst to five.

The Best:

1. The Incredible Hulk: This TV took its comic book source seriously, and the show profited...
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David Duchovny Says He Would 'Love' To Do Another 'X Files' Movie

August 10th, 2012 3:18pm EDT
David Duchovny
David Duchovny is urging studio bosses to consider reviving the The X Files movie franchise because he wants to see the American film industry invest more money in "homegrown" projects.

The TV series, which starred Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as alien-chasing FBI agents, has spawned two films and was last brought back to the big screen in 2008's The X Files: I Want to Believe.

Anderson has previously insisted she would happily reprise her role as Dana Scully and the show's writer Frank Spotnitz recently threw his support behind a possible third installment.

Duchovny has now waded int...
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Rep: David Duchovny Not Dating 'X-Files' Co-Star Gillian Anderson

August 10th, 2012 9:01am EDT
David Duchovny
David Duchovny and his former "The X-Files" star Gillian Anderson are not dating, according to a representative for the actor.

A spokesperson for Duchovny has put an end to the rumors, telling Celebuzz.com, "It is not true."

On Wednesday, gossip website CelebDirtyLaundry.com posted an article suggesting Duchovny and Anderson had been "in a serious relationship for some time now." The rumor struck one day after Anderson confirmed her six-year romance with Mark Griffiths had ended.

Last year, Duchovny's wife Tea Leoni left him for the second time. Prior to that, the actor had sought help f...
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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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The 10 Television Characters I Still Miss

March 28th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Line of Fire
There are lots of TV shows I miss. But then there are the characters: individual performances so good they came alive, and I still wonder about them. It's one thing to mourn a show for awhile, another to ask yourself years later, "Whatever happened to...?" as if that person was real.

Here are ten TV characters that I still think about, in (almost) chronological order of their departures.

1. Jennifer Sampson in Line of Fire, as played by Julie Ann Emery (2003)

I'm putting this one first because this is the character that gave me the idea for this piece. Sometimes I feel like I was the o...
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Gillian Anderson Says She Was Offered 'Downton Abbey' Role

March 16th, 2012 1:24pm EDT
Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson missed out on the chance to star in Downton Abbey after she was offered a leading role in the popular British period drama.

The X Files star has revealed she was approached by TV bosses to play American aristocrat Lady Cora Crawley in the Emmy-winning TV series, which has become a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.

However, the part eventually went to Elizabeth McGovern.

Anderson tells TV Guide Magazine, "I was actually offered a part in Downton."

Nevertheless, she hopes her role in a TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations will be just as popular: "Hop...
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David Duchovny Involved In Legal Dispute With Psychologist Over Sex Addiction Book

March 9th, 2012 8:15am EST
David Duchovny
David Duchovny's lawyer has ordered a psychologist to stop using the actor's name in association with a new book on sex addiction.

The X-Files star has talked candidly about his sex addiction issues in the past after he split from his wife Tea Leoni in 2008 and enrolled in a rehab program to treat his personal problems.

Clinical psychologist David J. Ley has written a new book on the subject, titled The Myth of Sex Addiction, and he used Duchovny as an example in an article published in the New York Post over the weekend.

The actor's attorney, Stanton L. Stein, subsequently sent a let...
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TV Book Club Q&A: Howard Gordon's 'Hard Target'

February 1st, 2012 12:20pm EST
Howard Gordon
Howard Gordon, the TV writer-producer who's been a part of so many fabulous shows, has hit the bulls-eye again with his second novel, Hard Target.

There's no doubt that Gordon is in the top class of TV scribes. His credits include sci-fi staple The X-Files, the underappreciated The Inside, the phenomenon that was 24, and last TV season's clear number one drama Homeland - plus, I give him bonus points for trying to bring my favorite British series Ultraviolet to American television. But being a great TV writer doesn't necessarily make a great novelist: while it's the same general trade, it'...
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Michael Buble Once Starred On 'The X-Files'

December 7th, 2011 12:30am EST
Michael Buble
Singer Michael Buble has a secret acting past - he once appeared on an episode of The X-Files.

The Canadian crooner admits he jumped at the chance to earn a little cash when he was asked to play a sea-faring extra.

He tells Parade magazine, "It was a very small part. I was a sailor. I just needed the money. My singing career was non-existent at that point."

And he didn't have to dig too deep to find his sea legs - before his music career took off, Buble used to take to the sea with his fisherman father off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Fall Preview: 'Homeland'

October 2nd, 2011 1:32pm EDT
Homeland
For those of you who want really smart TV: watch Showtime's Homeland tonight. You'll thank me later.

Homeland features the underrated Damian Lewis - proving his stellar work in NBC's Life was the rule and not the exception - as Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody, rescued from Iraq after eight years missing. I always felt like I couldn't say enough about Lewis when Life was on, and I feel that way about his performance here. There's something in his eyes that allows you to read remarkable depth of character, yet looking into them you really can't tell if he's good, evil or if he even knows. ...
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Interview: '24's' Howard Gordon Turns Novelist

January 10th, 2011 9:15pm EST
Howard Gordon
Howard Gordon has perhaps one of the most impressive resumes for a TV producer working today. His credits include Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, The X-Files, The Inside and 24. With 24 ending, you'd think he might finally take a vacation - but you'd be wrong. In addition to developing two new series, he also found the time to write his first novel. Howard reunited with me on Monday evening to talk about Gideon's War and what it's like to switch from TV boss to novelist.

What made you decide to write a novel?

It was actually a longtime ambition. In college, I was a creative writing m...
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Former TV Stars We'd Like To See Back On The Boob Tube

August 31st, 2010 8:06am EDT
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JENNIFER ANISTON: Once the sole reason many viewers tuned into "Friends" during the show's heyday in the 90s, Jen made boys swoon and girls run to the salons to get the most sought-after do of the decade, The Rachel. While Aniston has enjoyed some success with movies such as “The Good Girl” and “Along Came Polly”, we like her best on the tube portraying a ditzy, spontaneous character with a rosy romantic outlook.

GEORGE CLOONEY

Oh, George. Why did you go ahead and become such a movie star? Never mind Dr. Dreamy and McSteamy. You will always be our favorite TV doc. Who can forget “ER”? ...
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Syfy's Hit Duo: 'Warehouse 13' and 'Eureka'

August 9th, 2010 9:28pm EDT
Myka
Warehouse 13: In the fist season, the show about two Secret Service agents hunting down artifacts capable of everything from passing through solid objects to seeing the future, really overdid the "will they/ won’t they" relationship between business-like Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) and free-spirited Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock). And yeah, some of you out there are saying "Hey, they stole that from Castle, and Castle stole it from Bones," ignoring that X-Files did the exact same type of relationship and did it much better over a decade before any of them. But, I digress.

My point is that...
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David Duchovny Would Go Gay For Woody Allen, The Guys From 'Twilight'

April 30th, 2010 2:41pm EDT
David Duchovny
David Duchovny jokes about men he finds attractive:

"Woody Allen is one in a long list of men I might go gay for. Gary Shandling is someone I've publicly gone gay for, for jokes. Oh and anybody in the 'Twilight' movies. I don't know any of their names, but all of them. The wolves, vampires - they're all fantastic."

Earlier this month the actor confessed he didn't want to kiss Demi Moore on the set of their film "The Joneses." The former "X-Files" star protested when it came time for the couple to lock lips because she was very sick. He explains, "She had a horrible cold. I said, 'I do ...
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ABC's New Series 'Happy Town' Premieres Tonight

April 28th, 2010 10:11am EDT
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ABC is pulling out all the stops to get you interested in its new series, Happy Town. The scary mystery drama is set in Haplin, TN where there are any number of secrets to get you intrigued. The major secret is this so called Magic Man who is suspected of making many Haplin children disappear. Does he have supernatural powers, or is there some other cover-up?

“Supernatural is probably the wrong word for it,” said series producer Josh Appelbaum. “We keep referencing the Magic Man. I would say there's magic working around the town. It's really worth saying. Happy Town is much more the real ...
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The Ten Greatest Of The Decade: TV Shows

December 14th, 2009 9:30am EST
Best TV Of The Decade
As the decade reaches its conclusion, you'll undoubtedly come across many lists. Lists that purport to tell you the best, the top, the cream of the decade as they relate to pop culture. You're also certain to come across many lists that claim to rank the "greatest" of the ten year period from 2000-2009. But what does that really mean?

"Greatest" should be something entirely different from what we usually associate with these lists. Mostly, these lists claim to rank the best - something that is only truly possible were a listmaker to, say, see every single movie in a given decade. If...
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Everything Geeky: Sci-Fi Shows You May Have Missed

November 4th, 2009 2:50pm EST
V
After watching the premiere of "V" last night, I was starting to wonder if Sci-Fi is going to make a real comeback into the spotlight. Let's face it, the popularity of this genre has risen in the past few years. It is no longer just the diehard Trekkies that care about Spock and Kirk, but the newcomers swarming after J.J. Abrams' reboot.

With shows like "Lost" and "Heroes" gaining notice on major television networks and the critical acclaim of "Battlestar Galactica," the stereotypes of typical "sci-fi nerds" is starting to wear off. In its place are people who never cared about phasers ...
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Everything Geeky - We Geeks Hate You Too, Emmys

September 22nd, 2009 8:45am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
As many eager television viewers may know, the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards was on Sunday evening, and despite going up against a very important football game it scored the higher ratings than the past three years. The Emmys have been declining in viewership, as have most of the major awards shows, and last year was especially dismal.

Luckily the Emmys decided to bolster their show by having a fan favorite as the host - CBS golden boy Neil Patrick Harris - and have a generally well written script for the presenters and in-between segments. This is all well and good, but for geekdom, it wa...
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'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Gets Porno Spoof

September 3rd, 2009 1:03pm EDT
Jon & Kate Plus 8
After the X-Files, Saved by the Bell, and Office porno spoofs, more were bound to arrive. But did anyone believe that the next title would be based off Jon & Kate Plus 8?

The Frisky is reporting that Devil's Film has made "Jon & Kate F--- 8," due for release in September. They've decided to even put a positive spin on the couple's recent divorce!

"In our movie they go to marriage counseling and come out with the suggestion that maybe they should go out there and bang other people," explains Devil’s Film sales manager Steve Volpini. "So they do and then it turns out that after they sow...
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The Syfying Of Science Fiction Is Both Good & Bad

August 29th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
True Blood
Everyone seems really into vampires lately. Sexy vampires that have steamy vampire sex with each other all the time. If not vampires than it's people with psychic abilities (Psych) or people that travel through alternate dimensions. And that's just on television. These days a major blockbuster movie can't make a return without aliens (District 9), killer robots (Transformers) or wizards (Harry Potter). We live in a time where Quentin Tarantino is playing with alternate history (Inglourious Basterds) and weepy chick flicks are about time travel (The Time Traveler's Wife).

Science fiction ...
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Some Of The Best 'Final Destination' Death Scenes

August 28th, 2009 9:45am EDT
The Final Destination
The original idea for Final Destination came from Jeffrey Reddick and it was originally intended for the "X-Files." This makes a certain kind of sense, since the idea of people cheating death and then death trying to get them back does feel like a case that can be wrapped up in a single hour long episode. There is a certain "The Twilight Zone" feel to the story as well, and this may be why the original film was considered a pretty interesting horror plot. There is no exact 'villain' in it, and it's more about sitting back and watch a group of pretty young people try not to get viciously kil...
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Best Film & TV About Alien Invasions

August 17th, 2009 2:39pm EDT
X-Files
For centuries human beings have considered the world beyond Earth and wondered if there was life outside of what we know. There have been essays, books, movies, television, and plenty of conspiracy theories about the existence of aliens or extraterrestrial life.

In the past 50 years or so pop culture has been fascinated by this idea and what would happen if the alien nation found its way to our Earth. Would they be like Star Trek, some hostile and some friendly to humankind? Or would they be like Aliens and plan to tear the flesh off our bones?

With ABC bringing back a TV series abo...
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Tony Shalhoub Talks About 'Monk's' Final Season

August 6th, 2009 10:11am EDT
Monk
In one of the smartest moves a television show can make, the upcoming eighth season of "Monk" will be its last, ending its popular run on a high note. In a Q&A with Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG award winner Tony Shalhoub, the actor fielded questions about the final season and the impact "Monk" has had on both television history and culture.

Shalhoub stated, "We certainly don't want to go too long and have the quality start to wane and just limp to the finish line. We want to go out while we feel really that we're doing great work and delivering really strong episodes. We want to go ou...
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Faux Documentaries Entertain Film & TV Audiences

August 5th, 2009 11:52am EDT
Bruno
Documentary films, the traditional kind that the average person simply ignores, have long since given way to the popular faux documentary. These films, unlike their parent genre, have been and continue to be wildly successful. In fact, they are now so tightly woven into our culture that we truly forget what they are.

Christopher Guest's films Best in Show, For Your Consideration, and A Mighty Wind were all based on a fake, typically unseen camera crew following a group during or to an event. Sacha Baron Cohen also took this approach, with an obviously irreverent tone, with Da Ali G S...
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'Fringe' Panel At Comic-Con Gives Season Two Insight To Fans

July 28th, 2009 11:41am EDT
Fringe
At last year's San Diego Comic-Con, science fiction fans were spoiled with previews into a new FOX show titled "Fringe." Headed by fan favorite J.J. Abrams and compared to "X-Files," the show starred Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, and John Noble. After a very positive first season, the show is returning in the fall for its second, so this time the "Fringe" actors and writers were welcomed to Comic-Con as successful stars. I was lucky enough to check out the panel on Saturday in a room completely packed full with diehard fans.

All the major actors and the production staff were there and excit...
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