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A&E Cancels 'The Glades'

August 31st, 2013 5:00pm EDT
The Glades
A&E has canceled "The Glades" after four seasons. The show, which averaged 2.6 million viewers per episode, delivered a season-best 3.4 million total viewers during its Aug. 26 season finale.

The Glades" stars Australian actor Matt Passmore as Jim Longworth, an attractive, brilliant, yet hard to get along with homicide detective from Chicago who takes a job with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after being wrongfully accused of sleeping with his former captain's wife. Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gomez, Uriah Shelton, Jordan Wall and Michelle Hurd also star.

The drama premiered in July ...
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FX Spy Drama 'The Americans' Leads TCA Awards Nominations

June 10th, 2013 7:53pm EDT
The Americans
FX drama The Americans has landed four 2013 Television Critics Association (TCA) awards, leading the nominations despite some sure competition from the likes of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and House of Cards in the Program of the Year category.

"The Americans," which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a pair of covert Soviet spies, is also up for the Outstanding Achievement in Drama, Best New Program and Best Individual Achievement In Drama (Rhys) awards; While AMC's "Breaking Bad" picked up nods for Program, Achievement in Drama and the Acting for star Bryan Cranst...
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'This Week In Horror' Dissections: 'The Following,' 'Bates Motel,' 'Hannibal' – April 22-28

April 29th, 2013 9:12am EDT
Hannibal
Part II of my weekly ‘This Week In Horror’ column.  For mini-recaps of ‘The Following,’ ‘Bates Motel,’ and ‘Hannibal,’ see Part I.

So. We have one show hitting its low, one show hitting its high, and one show choosing not to air itself for fear of making people upset.

What is so different between events on ‘Bates Motel’ spiraling out of control in a good way versus events on ‘The Following’ spiraling out of control in a bad way?  There’s a fine line between brilliant chaos and just a chaotic mess.

‘The Following’ is filled with ineptitude on the part of the authorities, so shouldn’t one ...
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'This Week In Horror' Recaps: 'The Following,' 'Bates Motel,' 'Hannibal' – April 22-28

April 29th, 2013 9:10am EDT
Bates Motel
Welcome to This Week In Horror!  In this two-part column I dissect (pun intended) the most popular blood-soaked shows on television.  Part I will be a series of mini-recaps outlining the highlights (and low-lights) of each episode that week.  Part II will be the ‘Dissection.’

But first, for the inaugural column, an introduction:

Nothing is hotter on television at the moment than horror.  Throughout the years there have been a few shining examples of much-loved horror shows (‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘The X-Files,’ ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’), but by and large the genre has been dominated by big scree...
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'Bates Motel': An Intriguing Contemporary Prequel To 'Psycho'

March 18th, 2013 7:49am EDT
Bates Motel
NBCUniversal has two shows on in the next two months that will attempt to explain the twisted backstory of cinema’s most well-known murderers. Next month, on NBC, we’ll learn about the friendship between cannibal Hannibal Lecter and an FBI agent in Hannibal. And this coming Monday on A&E, we’ll learn what happened during his teenage years to cause Norman Bates to impersonate his dead mother and murder a young woman in the shower.

But first things first, Bates Motel isn’t a direct prequel to the film Psycho. It can’t be—Bates Motel is set in contemporary time, something you might not pick u...
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DVD Review: 'Storage Wars Volume 4'

February 13th, 2013 11:20am EST
Storage Wars
Ready to head back into the units to possibly find a little deadbeat gold?  Then check out our review of the new to DVD "Storage Wars Volume 4" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  Review the unit below – but don’t enter!

   

   

   

   Title: "Storage Wars Volume 4"

   Grade: 4 1/2

   Cast: Barry Weiss, Dave Hester, Jarrod Schulz

   Runtime: 368 minutes

   Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

   Website: www.lionsgatedvd.com

 

The Show: Before receiving this fourth volume of "Storage Wars," I had never heard of the show.  A self-proclaimed movie geek,...
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Bryan Cranston And Jane Kaczmarek To Reunite On 'Breaking Bad'

January 29th, 2013 8:59am EST
Malcolm In The Middle
Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston will be reunited with his former onscreen wife in the hit show's final series after producers signed up his Malcolm In The Middle co-star Jane Kaczmarek.

The pair played boy genius Malcolm's parents Lois and Hal in the hit sitcom from 2000 to 2006, and now they will reteam in a much darker setting for the last run of Cranston's critically acclaimed drama.

Breaking Bad star Dean Norris uploaded a snap of Cranston and Kaczmarek last week, sparking speculation the actress had agreed to appear alongside her former TV partner.

Now, she has confirmed her ca...
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Miley Cyrus In Talks To Star In Bonnie & Clyde Miniseries

October 1st, 2012 10:46am EDT
Miley Cyrus
Former "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus is in talks to play Bonnie Parker in upcoming TV miniseries "Bonnie & Clyde."

A+E is producing a four-hour miniseries about classic outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who travelled across America robbing banks during the Great Depression.

"Bonnie & Clyde," penned by "Blown Away" scriptwriters John Rice and Joe Batteer, will be executive produced by Golden Globe winner Craig Zadan and" Hairspray's" Neil Meron, according to Deadline.com.

Meanwhile, Hilary Duff was slated to star in Tonya Holly's Bonnie and Clyde film saga, although the project ...
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Kevin Costner Defends Historical Mini-Series 'Hatfields & McCoys'

May 23rd, 2012 7:49am EDT
Hatfields & McCoys
Kevin Costner hopes fans will take his new historical TV mini-series Hatfields & McCoys seriously - because the men behind the infamous post-Civil War feud were the fathers and grandfathers of some of the country's most important men.

The patriarchs of the Hatfield and McCoy families famously fought over a pig - and the quarrel became a history-making drama at the beginning of what was to become the United States.

Nevertheless, Costner hopes TV viewers who tune in to the project, in which he stars opposite Bill Paxton, will realize the series is so much more than a story about a family ...
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7 Questions With 'Shark Tank' Investors Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary

March 16th, 2012 11:15am EDT
Shark Tank
They don't bite...much. A few months after my visit to ABC's Shark Tank, investor 'Sharks' Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary came back to chat with me about the show's ongoing third season.

Tonight's episode (8 PM ET/PT) sees singer Ingrid Michaelson join one entrepreneur in pitching his music software to the high-powered Sharks - Daymond, Kevin, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec and Mark Cuban - in hopes of securing an investment.

Here's what Daymond and Kevin had to say about being Sharks.

Aside from the obvious, when you could be doing just about anything you want, what keeps Shark Tan...
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