Recaps

'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'HellCopter' - Sal's Big Plunge

2/13/2016 9:28am EST
'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'HellCopter' - Sal's Big Plunge
The Impractical Jokers are back for a fifth season packed with laughs, mayhem and public humiliation. In the season premiere "HellCopter," the Jokers revisit an old but good challenge and then completely ruin wax museums for everyone. Who's the big loser? And who does something they'd probably like to take back? Here's our Scorecard.

Challenge #1: Bad Reception
The guys are playing receptionists in another office, having to do and say what they're told. That starts with Joe, who discovers the other Jokers have planted an entire drawer full of hot dogs (naturally he eats one). He then gets ...
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'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Group 1 Duets-12 Become 7

2/12/2016 4:41pm EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Group 1 Duets-12 Become 7
Last night, American Idol continued week one of the top 24 semifinals. We saw twelve hopefuls sing with six of the American Idol legends. The returning Idols included Nick Fradiani, Scott McCreery, and Fantasia.

It wasn't the best way to showcase the new Idol hopefuls. However, it provided a good dose of nostalgia for Idol fans. After the duets, American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. had to make a series of tough cuts.

The first half of the final 24 American Idol contestants went from 12 to 7.

Emily Brooke and Lauren Alaina

"Flat on the Floor" by Carrie ...
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'Idol' Top 24 Perform - Group 1 Sings For Judges

2/11/2016 11:50am EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Top 24 Perform - Group 1 Sings For J
Last night, American Idol 2016 started the semifinals to get to the final 12 contestants. The Idol producers decided to split the contestants into two groups. Group one performed for the judges, Harry Connick Jr, Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez, on the Wednesday night prerecorded episode.

Tonight, these twelve contestants perform again, but with past Idol alumni. After their performances, the judges cut five performers. Next week on American Idol, the second group performs.

Here is a quick rundown of the first 12 American Idol performances.

Stephany Negrete

"Mamma Knows Best" by Jessie ...
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'The Middle' Recap: 'Film, Friends, And Fruit Pies'

2/11/2016 9:57am EST
'The Middle' Season 7, Episode 14 Recap: 'Film, Friends, And Fru
Sometimes, TV characters do their critics’ job for them. Frankie’s narration about the difficulties of a friend becoming a boss or a boss becoming a friend spells out the major theme of this episode of “The Middle.” More generally, “Film, Friends, and Fruit Pies” is about playing new roles in already established relationships. The particular relationships in flux here are relatively new, and therefore prone to being upended. That sounds like a bad thing, but it is the sort of destruction that can lead to rewarding rebuilding. That description may sound a little overdramatic, but emotionally...
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'New Girl': Megan Fox Joins The Loft As 'Reagan'

2/10/2016 10:02am EST
'New Girl' Season 5, Episode 6 Recap: Megan Fox Joins The Loft A
Jess Day sets the tone and often keeps the peace among her friends, so what happens when someone else just as influential steps in and changes everything? Megan Fox’s run on “New Girl” as Reagan may be temporary, but she immediately makes it clear what it would be like should Zooey Deschanel’s absence be permanent. The cowering reactions she inspires make her notorious reputation as a pharmaceutical rep frighteningly clear. She makes demands, and people acquiesce to them. Part of that may be because she is physically attractive, but the primary reason is because the energy she gives unequiv...
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'The Muppets' Recap: 'A Tail Of Two Piggies'

2/10/2016 9:47am EST
'The Muppets' Season 1, Episode 12 Recap: 'A Tail Of Two Piggies
A significant element of “The Muppets” Season 1 has been its social consciousness, perhaps best represented by Pepe’s “gender is fluid” comment. But that was an offhand line, and thus far, the show has not really confronted any cultural issues directly with storylines that have unmistakable messages. With “A Tail of Two Piggies,” this approach is now front and center, prompted by Miss Piggy’s red carpet wardrobe malfunction. The exact message of this episode is not exactly clear, but what is clear is its stance against prejudice of any kind, whether based on identity or personal style decis...
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'The Fosters' Recap: 'If And Then'

2/9/2016 9:29am EST
'The Fosters' Season 3 Episode 13 Recap: 'If And Then'
The Fosters resolved--or temporarily solved--some of the major problems surrounding this season. In "If and When," AJ officially made a decision about the TY situation. Mat and Mariana made a mature decision for art, and Stef made an important decision about her health on The Fosters. It was a good drama driving episode.

Missing Pieces

Stef tells Sharon that she needs to go on her vacation. When Will and Sharon try to leave, the RV doesn't work.

Later, Stef admits to Lena that she got a letter about her cancer. Now her cancer grew from a maybe possibility to a certainty. Stef will defini...
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'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Larry David And Musical Guest The 1975 (Video)

2/7/2016 8:27am EST
'Saturday Night Live' Season 41, Episode 12 Recap: Larry David A
If you want to enjoy life, it is best to keep complaining to a minimum. But if you want to put on a good comedy show, you’re going to want to have some complaints. That is why Larry David is an ideal “SNL” host, even though he is the type of guy who hates hosting anything. That tension of constantly being bothered by the things that he is best at is the stuff that dreams, and memorable television, are made of. The fact that he also looks and sounds exactly like one of the major presidential candidates is just a bonus.

A Message from Ted Cruz – The show kicks off with “SNL” showing perhap...
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Meet The Top 24 'Idol' Contestants

2/5/2016 2:22pm EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Meet The Top 24--Did Your Favorite M
After two intense weeks in Hollywood, the American Idol 2016 contestants found out their Idol fate last night. Judges Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez saw each individual to give them bad or good news.

For the majority of the American Idol hopefuls, it was the end of the road. For a chosen few, it was the beginning of an even bigger journey. After a two-hour broadcast, American Idol's final 51 became a final 24.

The episode started off with Stephany Negrete getting the news about her Idol future. Stephany became the first contestant to make it into the top 24 on American...
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'Suits' Recap: Battle Lines Are Drawn In 'Live To Fight...'

2/5/2016 8:39am EST
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Live To Fight' - Firm vs. Family
This week's Suits presented several characters with the oldest dilemma in the book: their family at the firm versus the people they care about outside of it. From Donna (Sarah Rafferty) having to save her overly ambitious father from the wrath of Anita Gibbs to the return of one of our favorite supporting characters, "Live to Fight" made sure we know how much the screws are turning with just a handful of more episodes left in Season 5.

Of course, this is no surprise; the show always loves to raise the stakes in the back part of its seasons, and every TV series needs to make more drama to k...
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