Who Will Take Home 'DWTS' Season 21 Mirrorball Trophy?

11/16/2015 10:06pm EST
'Dancing With The Stars' Semi-Finals Results: Who Will Win The M
It's down to the final four on Dancing with the Stars with Bindi, Alek, Nick and Carlos all advancing to next week's season finale. Here's a look at Monday night's semi-finals performances and how the couples rank on the leaderboard just one week before the one couple wins the Mirrorball trophy.

Tamara Braxton withdrew from the competition for health reasons, so the four remaining couples were safe from elimination. Normally the semi-finals would include two dances each, but with one less couple competing tonight, producers filled the void by adding a third performance — a dance-off.


'The Walking Dead': Best And Worst Moments From The Episode 'Always Accountable'

11/16/2015 8:47am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: Best And Worst Moments From 'Always Ac

That may be the last word spoken in “Always Accountable” but it might as well also be the mantra of this season’s writers. So far they’ve managed to make one of the most exciting shows on television completely forgettable. Many seasons from now (and there will definitely be many, many more seasons) what will be remembered from the first half of this season, besides maybe Carol fighting the wolves in “JSS.” Maybe viewers will remember the bad writing for Glenn’s “death” or the extreme time spent on characters who’ve barely built connections with our main heroes. The focus on the wor...

Elizabeth Banks Makes Her Well Deserved Debut On 'SNL'

11/15/2015 8:24am EST
'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Elizabeth Banks, Disclosure, Lorde,
“SNL” often responds to its most controversial outings in subsequent episodes, but the Donald Trump spectacle is nary mentioned at all a week later, save for a quick hit on Weekend Update. And this is for the best, because Elizabeth Banks shall not be overshadowed. She has been a deserving host for at least a decade, and in her debut, she puts on a showcase monologue, and then she fades into the ensemble for an episode that is all over the place. Meanwhile, musical guest Disclosure makes it a party by inviting their friends Lorde and Sam Smith.

In lieu of an opening sketch, “SNL” acknowl...

‘Empire’ Recap: Cookie’s In Bed With Enemies

11/12/2015 9:34am EST
Coming off last week’s heart-pumping A High Hope for a Low Heaven, the slow burn and erratic pacing of ‘True Love Never’ elicited more furrowed brows (like mine) than unpredictable gasps. With “Empire’s” extra episodes (six more than last year) it’s likely one would be a filler. DING, DING, DING! I think we’ve got a winner here, Jonny. For starters, there was no shirtless Hakeem (strike one) but the writers’ rebounded that foul by exposing Laz’ torso for the whole first half. Ok, you stole my attention.

Man candy aside, this episode focused on too many subplots—a season long gripe—with new...

'The Middle' Recap: The Hecks Explore Their Identities In 'Homecoming II: The Tailgate'

11/12/2015 8:58am EST
The Middle
The way people believe they are supposed to be is often based more in perception than in hard evidence. Frankie Heck is compelled to hold on to her perceptions. This holds true when it feels right but also even when she wants to let go. The entire Heck family is beholden to perception. This is not necessarily a problem. The primary perspective they all rely on is their own, so their independence keeps them stable, but they could benefit from being rocked by an alternate point of view.

Frankie’s frustration with her mother’s constant presence, while subjective, is not an example of this typ...

Explosions And Jason Bateman Make For One Of The Best 'Muppets' Episodes

11/11/2015 9:38am EST
The Muppets
With an Animal drumbeat providing the foundation, “The Muppets” leans into its most natural mode in the kinetic “Pig’s in a Blackout.” Animal does not just provide the instrumental support, but also the thesis statement, when he exclaims, “Explosions! Yum!” The Muppets have a grand tradition of a perennial threat of everything gloriously blowing apart. Usually Kermit, at the center of it all, manages to keep a stopgap on the most combustible situations, but that is a formula for a lot of stress. With the frog opting for a period of relaxation, the floodgates come bursting open. Taking that ...

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' Recap: Damage Control

11/11/2015 9:32am EST
'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' Season 3 Episode 7 Recap: Damag
This week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D confirms how Andrew became Lash, and gives a little more detail into how and why he changes form. In the episode, May sets out to find out the truth about her ex-husband. She wants to find out if there is any human left in the Inhuman.

The Way We Were

In Hawaii, Andrew and May are happily preparing to start over. She talks about leaving S.H.I.E.L.D because she doesn't want to be a barrier for them. Andrew promises May that this time, he won't lose her.

In the Present..Once back at the S.H.I.E.L.D base, May wants to find Andrew. She runs into D...

'Scream Queens': A Rundown Of 'Mommie Dearest'

11/11/2015 8:45am EST
Scream Queens
“Mommie Dearest” might be the one episode that takes the mystery of the Red Devil the most seriously. It’s a genuinely great episode, if you apply it to the low standard that Scream Queens has set. There was still a lot of the Ryan Murphy level humor that relies on racism, sexism, and dated pop culture references. However, it also introduced horror homages, new rivalries, and plenty of clues to the mystery of the Red Devil. Best of all, it had the perfect amount of Chanel, which is to say very little compared to every other episode.

Here’s a rundown on “Mommie Dearest:”


In the last ...

'Homeland': Saul Is Done With Carrie

11/10/2015 4:01pm EST
'Homeland' Recap: Saul Is Done With Carrie
Previously - Quinn was in a bad way until he was picked up by a mysterious stranger. Allison was revealed to be behind the attempts on Carrie’s life. Carrie sought out Saul for a look at the hacked CIA documents.

Did anyone else have their heart broken when Saul basically told Carrie to eff off and die (in this case it would be literally)? No one does the ugly cry like Claire Danes. Her Gollum-face kills me, and Saul was so mean to her crazy ass! It was like losing a father all over again. Gee, Saul - maybe you shouldn’t have gone against everything you taught your protege by snuggling up ...

Live Playoffs Begin On 'The Voice'

11/10/2015 10:14am EST
'The Voice' Recap: Live Playoffs Begin With Team Adam vs. Team G
Season 9 of The Voice is down to its last quarter: the live playoffs. The final act started Monday night with Team Adam and Team Gwen - and two "Coach Comeback Artists" given a new lease on life - performing for fan votes for the first time. Only three singers from each team would make the cut, but who had the best shot?

At the top of the show, though, was this season's new plot twist: each of the coaches was given the opportunity to bring back an eliminated artist into the Top 20. Neither decision was a surprise. Adam Levine chose to save pop singer Chance Pena, while Gwen Stefani went wi...