'Duck Dynasty' Family Can't Imagine The Show Going On Without Phil Robertson

December 20th, 2013 12:28am EST
Duck Dynasty
The fate of the highest rated cable reality show ever now hangs in the balance after A&E suspended Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson indefinitely following comments he made about homosexuality in the January issue of GQ magazine.

Robertson's sons Jase and Jep are also quoted in the article, with Jase revealing that when the family originally signed on for the series there were three things they wouldn't compromise on: "faith, betrayal of family members, and duck season.”

Jep explained, more or less, that the family's views are in line with Phil's.

“We’re not quite as outspoken as my dad, ...

NBC's Ratings Are Alive With 'The Sound Of Music'

December 12th, 2013 8:20pm EST
'The Sound of Music Live!'
Whoa. NBC had the top two programs last week, and one of them wasn’t sports or “Voice”-related. This is new.

The network’s experiment of bringing live TV musicals back was a huge success. “The Sound of Music Live!” ranked second for the week with 18.6 million viewers. While the production got mixed reviews (mostly due to Carrie Underwood’s acting), viewers tuned in to see what all the fuss was about. NBC has already committed to keep the live musical franchise going next year.

Otherwise, it was the usual suspects: Sunday Night Football on NBC was tops, and CBS did well with ‘The Big Bang ...

Donnie And Mark Wahlberg Bringing Reality Series About Family Restaurant To A&E

November 13th, 2013 10:14am EST
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Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are set to star in an unscripted reality show based on their family-run restaurant in Massachusetts.

The two brothers recently signed a deal with cable TV network A&E to bring a behind-the-scenes look at their Wahlburgers diner, which opened in 2011; and both will make appearances on the show along with brother Paul Wahlberg, who manages the restaurant.

"It's going to be a lot of fun," New Kids On The Block star Donnie told Arsenio Hall on his show Monday night.

The show, set to premerie on January 22, 2014, will feature all seven Wahlberg brothers and their moth...

'Breaking Bad's' Walter White's Obituary Lands In Albuquerque Newspaper

October 6th, 2013 11:02am EDT
Breaking Bad
On Friday, a fictional obituary for Bryan Cranston's Breaking Bad character Walter White appeared in a New Mexico newspaper.

Last Sunday night, the cult drug TV series ended its run, with White succumbing to a gunshot wound towards the end of the finale episode, and fan of the show, David Layman, who appeared as an extra in the series, decided to pay tribute to the anti-hero in The Albuquerque Journal.

He paid to have his obit, which read "WHITE, WALTER, aka 'Heisenberg', 52, of Albuquerque, died Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer and a gunshot wound. A co-founder of Gray Matte...

A&E Cancels 'The Glades'

August 31st, 2013 5:00pm EDT
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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 ...

FX Spy Drama 'The Americans' Leads TCA Awards Nominations

June 10th, 2013 7:53pm EDT
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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...

'This Week In Horror' Dissections: 'The Following,' 'Bates Motel,' 'Hannibal' – April 22-28

April 29th, 2013 9:12am EDT
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 ...

'This Week In Horror' Recaps: 'The Following,' 'Bates Motel,' 'Hannibal' – April 22-28

April 29th, 2013 9:10am EDT
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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...

'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...

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,...