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'Burn Notice' Preview: An Incredible Return In Its Final Season

June 5th, 2013 8:30pm EDT
Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen
It's the final season for one of USA’s signature shows: Burn Notice. When long-running shows begin their final episodes, we typically get a focus on the main character and how they became who they are now. Instead, the team behind Burn Notice is smartly taking us back to who Michael was before the show even began.

When the season premiere, "New Deal," begins, Michael is in deep cover in the Dominican Republic, 9 months after accepting a role at the CIA again in order to protect his friends. Jack Coleman (HRG from Heroes) plays Andrew Strong, his new handler who happened to be "in the marke...
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ABC Reveals Promising Trailers For A Dozen New Shows (Video)

May 21st, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
During last week’s upfront presentation, Disney’s ABC network introduced a dozen new shows to their 2013-14 schedule. The network also announced plans for a Pixar special, Toy Story of Terror, as well as a reality adventure series The Quest.

The new shows for the 2013-14 season include Back in the Game, Betrayal, The Goldbergs, Killer Women, Lucky 7, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mind Games, Mixology, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Resurrection, Super Fun Night, and Trophy Wife.

Check out the trailers below:

Back in the Game

Betrayal

The Goldbergs

Killer Women

Luc...
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Jay Ryan Previews The CW's New 'Beauty and the Beast'

October 11th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Jay Ryan
The CW reinvents another series tonight when it premieres Beauty and the Beast, which is already being compared to the 1987-1990 cult hit that starred Linda Hamilton and Sons of Anarchy's Ron Perlman. Jay Ryan, who plays Vincent - the "Beast" of the title - in the new edition, cautions that this Beauty and the Beast isn't intended to be simply repackaging a classic.

"I didn't at all want to make a remake of that show because that show was perfect as it was," he said. "I am aware of that show, I watched that show as a child growing up and I was truly in love with those characters. I think...
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Connie Britton And Hayden Panettiere Talk Reba, Taylor Swift And 'Nashville' Singing

October 10th, 2012 12:09pm EDT
Connie Britton
ABC’s new drama Nashville stars Connie Britton as a country music star and Hayden Panettiere as the next big thing. Already the country music community thinks they know who this is really about: Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift?

“I ran into Reba McEntire on a plane,” Britton said when she spoke to the Television Critics Association this summer. “And she said, ‘Did you hear that they're saying that you're playing me in your show?’ And I said, ‘No. I had no idea.’ For me, at least, it's sort of an amalgam of a lot of different people, but I'm also I think it's really fun to take from that so...
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Teri Reeves Lights Up NBC's 'Chicago Fire'

October 10th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Teri Reeves
As the saying goes, behind every great man is a great woman. On NBC's Chicago Fire, supporting heroic Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) is his wife, Hallie, played by Teri Reeves. Teri knows strong women, having left her mark in Hulu's original series Battleground and before that, on CBS's Three Rivers. She recently sat down with me to preview her role on Chicago Fire and talk about underrated shows past.

"Chicago Fire had fantastic storytelling and characters you cared immediately about," she said, explaining what attracted her to the new series. "Hallie is a woman of strength, a w...
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Four Reasons to Give 'The Mob Doctor' A Second Chance

October 8th, 2012 1:50pm EDT
The Mob Doctor
One of the biggest things I’ve learned in life is never to give much weight to first impressions. If I did, I wouldn’t have ever hung out with a girl who came to be my best friend in high school, and a pretty good one today as I thought she was a tree-hugging weirdo and she thought I was stuck up. Both judgments couldn’t be further from the truth. This is the same reason why I give new television shows three chances to hook me. I’m so grateful that I have, otherwise I would have given up on some pretty spectacular shows, the most recent being Fox’s "The Mob Doctor" before the freshman d...
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'Supernatural' Season 8 Premiere Review: The Dog Days Are Over

October 4th, 2012 9:44am EDT
Padalecki and Ackles
As much as I love dishing out juicy spoilers for my favorite television shows, I actively avoid them for “Supernatural” premieres and finales. So I went into last night’s season opener not entirely sure of what to expect, especially since the show—now in its eighth season—has a new showrunner in former writer and producer, Jeremy Carver.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that in Carver’s hands, this paranormal drama, like the Impala, is slicker, sharper and burdened with history, but there are still some issues under the hood.

“We Need To Talk About Kevin” began with a new, post-Purgat...
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'Once Upon a Time': Season Two Premieres With Magic and Angst

October 2nd, 2012 9:38am EDT
The cast of Once Upon a Time.
The second season of the hit TV show “Once Upon a Time” premiered on Sunday, September 30th, with a new character walking the rainy streets of a busy city – obviously, not the sleepy town of Storybrooke. A post card on his windowsill from Storybrooke read “Broken,” cuing the opening credits and a Dementor-looking creature of Harry Potter fame in the familiar woods behind the show title.

The premiere story begins with two riders traveling through rugged terrain, towards an Arabian-style castle complete with yet another sleeping woman. “If this works, we don’t tell anyone right away,” the da...
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'Dexter' Returns: Season 7 Preview and Season 6 Blu-Ray Review

September 30th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Dexter
Showtime's hit series Dexter is back - and Season 7 promises to be the most talked-about yet. Here's a look at what's ahead as well as an examination of the recently-released Season 6 Blu-Ray edition. SPOILER ALERT!

The new season picks up after the previous one's explosive cliffhanger, and we find out through flashbacks exactly what happened after Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) discovered Dex (Michael C. Hall) killing Travis Marshall. Fans have been waiting for her to catch on from the very beginning of the series, and the scene more than lives up to those high expectations, with fant...
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CBS's 'Elementary' Review: Much Ado About Nothing

September 27th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Elementary
Ever since USA’s “Monk” nabbed a bunch of a viewers and a trunk-load of Emmys for lead actor Tony Shalhoub, shows that delve into the anti-hero hero have cluttered the television landscape. There was the painfully acerbic crippled doctor who compulsively diagnosed the undiagnosable in “House”; the former con-man turned consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation in “The Mentalist”; and now there is “Elementary,” CBS’s new show about a vaguely familiar genius British detective who is a slave to his crime-solving compulsions.

After watching the pilot, an alluringly shot series sta...
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