Saturday TV Guide: NFL Pre-Game Programming Dominates

2/6/2016 9:02am EST
Saturday TV Guide: NFL Pre-Game Programming Dominates
The Super Bowl doesn't happen until Sunday, but Saturday's TV programming is geared toward other shows to get audiences hyped for football's biggest game.

On CBS, which is broadcasting the Super Bowl this year, Scorpion star Katharine McPhee and NFL veteran Boomer Esiason will host "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials All-Star Countdown," a one-hour special devoted to the ads that are almost as big as the event itself. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Following that, CBS will broadcast the fifth annual NFL Honors, the league's yearly awards show. The hour-long sports slash entertainment ceremony i...

Which Couples Advance To The 'Dancing With The Stars' Finale?

11/15/2015 11:00am EST
'DWTS' Spoilers Week 10: Who's Going Home On Semi-Finals Night,
Dancing with the Stars enters into the tenth week of competition on November 16 and the Season 21 finale just one week away. With ABC choosing not to bring Alexa PenaVega back to fill Tamara Braxton's spot, it's down to four couples for Monday night's semi-finals.

Fans who are hoping their favorite celebrity will move on to the finals don't have to worry about an elimination on Monday night. Due to Tamara's departure, all four semi-finalists — Carlos PenaVega, Alek Skarlatos, Bindi Irwin, and Nick Carter — will compete for the Mirrorball Trophy on November 23.

All four couples are going ...

Check Out The Trailer For 'Tut'

6/4/2015 9:06am EDT
Spike Releases Second Trailer For Event Series 'Tut'
On Wednesday, Spike released the second official trailer for their upcoming drama series Tut, taking us inside the reign of Tutankhamun (Avan Jogia) and those who would seek to manipulate him, including the shrewd Grand Vizier (Sir Ben Kingsley), and his ambitious half-sister (Sibylla Deen) who becomes Queen when they are forced to marry.

You can watch the trailer in full below, but needless to say it's not like anything you've ever seen on Spike before.

Tut represents Spike's first scripted miniseries in eight years and easily its biggest production. It will run on three consecutive ni...

Anna Kendrick's Lip Sync Battle Is A Must Watch!

4/17/2015 1:08pm EDT
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Lip Sync Battle started out as a skit on The Toinght Show with Jimmy Fallon, but has since been turned into its own show on Spike TV. What fans of the show might not realize, however, is that Office star John Krasinski and his wife, actress Emily Blunt, actually came up with idea and pitched it to Fallon for his show.

So it would make sense that Krasinski and Blunt have both appeared on Lip Sync Battle, and Krasinski in particular has a reputation for destroying all comers during past shows.

But all of the experience in the world did not prepare Krasinski for what hit him during last nigh...

Fallon Skit 'Lip Sync Battle' Is Going To Be A TV Series!

11/23/2014 11:12am EST
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Just over a year ago late night host Jimmy Fallon had comedian/writer Stephen Merchant and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt guest on his "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," and the three stars engaged in the first "Lip Sync Battle."

Before the three stars began, Fallon explained that Merchant created the game with his pals Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.

The recurring skit was ultimately brought over to "The Tonight Show," and stars including Paul Rudd, Emma Stone (who killed it), Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have all joined Fallon in miming the words to hit songs from the likes of Iggy Azalea ("...

Tiffany Derry Goes From 'Bar Rescue' To 'Hungry Investors'

5/4/2014 12:05pm EDT
Tiffany Derry Goes From 'Bar Rescue' To 'Hungry Investors'
Spike TV viewers are getting a double shot of Tiffany Derry tonight. First, she's helping Jon Taffer save another establishment on Bar Rescue; then she's teaming up with Taffer and John Besh as the trio of entrepreneurs at the heart of the new series Hungry Investors, where two struggling restaurants go head-to-head and the winner takes home a much-needed investment. BFTV caught up with Tiffany last week to talk about Hungry Investors.

Tonight isn't Tiffany's first appearance on Bar Rescue, so did that have anything to do with her new gig? "I guess it's all related," she told us. "I knew B...

'Ink Master's' Lydia Bruno On Competition, Gender And Astrophysics

4/2/2014 2:15pm EDT
'Ink Master's' Lydia Bruno On Competition, Gender And Astrophysi
Spike's Ink Master has been rolling on through its current season - so to get caught up, we chatted with Lydia Bruno to ask her what the reaction was when Ashley Bennett quit the show, her own perspective on women in the tattoo industry, and how she got to the point where she ended up in the competition.

When we spoke to Ashley, she explained her rationale behind leaving, and we asked Lydia to tell us what it was like for the other artists to see one of their own exit under those circumstances. The reaction wasn't what you might expect from people in competition with each other. "She actua...

'Ink Master': Ashley Bennett Explains Her Surprising Decision

3/5/2014 12:04pm EST
'Ink Master': Ashley Bennett Explains Her Surprising Decision
Season 4 of Spike's tattooing competition Ink Master is off to a crackling start, with talented tattoo artists fighting to be named the best in the game. Ashley Bennett was one of the hopefuls, and she joined BFTV last week to discuss what it was like for her to go through the reality TV gauntlet - and about her unexpected decision at the end of Tuesday's episode.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen yesterday's episode of Ink Master, this interview reveals a key moment from the episode.

"I loved watching the last three seasons, and figured I'd go for it!" Ashley told us. Yet once she joine...

'Ink Master's' Roland Pacheco Talks Tattooing And Competition

2/25/2014 4:10pm EST
'Ink Master's' Roland Pacheco Talks Tattooing And Competition
Starting tonight, Spike brings us a new season of its hit tattoo-artist competition Ink Master. Last week, BFTV spoke to one of this season's competitors, Roland Pacheco, about what it's really like to be on a reality competition show - and the surprising events at the end of this evening's premiere episode. SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to be spoiled for tonight's results, don't read the second half of this interview until after you've seen the episode.

Roland is one of seventeen artists who are vying for the title of Ink Master this season, and he's not here just to see his face on TV...

Best Of 2013 TV: 'Suits,' 'The Good Wife' And More

12/30/2013 12:30pm EST
The Good Wife
High-fives for everyone! As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to recognize the TV shows and people behind them that have made our jobs worthwhile. We've looked back on all the programs we've covered this year and picked out the few that we think deserve some special recognition. Check them out below, and feel free to leave your own 'best of the best' in the comments.

TV Series Of The Year: USA's Suits

Television doesn't get any better than this. Suits has been nearly flawless over three seasons, with a completely fantastic cast including two of the best actors we can think of (Gabriel ...