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Why 'Survivor' Fans Will Love CBS' 'TKO: Total Knock Out'

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 9:00am
Mark Burnett TKO Kevin Hart

On July 11, Kevin Hart brings his unstoppable energy to television, where he’ll host CBS’ competition series TKO: Total Knock Out.

In each episode of TKO, five players from all walks of life take on the show’s massive indoor obstacle course containing elements that executive producer Mark Burnett explains range from “crossing rickety, unstable bridges to running and leaping across moving platforms, and it’s all while your competitors are trying to slow you down by knocking you off the course with huge projectiles.”

 'You're Going to Laugh a Lot' Kevin Hart on Game Show 'TKO: Total Knock Out': 'You're Going to Laugh a Lot'

The new game show, hosted by the actor-comedian, premieres on CBS on July 11.

So in a case of “us versus them,” while one player attempts the challenging course, the others fire projectiles from the course’s four menacingly named battle stations.

“It’s an obstacle course meets dodgeball,” says Burnett. “It’s athletic, comedic and 100 percent fun.”

Obstacle courses have enjoyed a massive surge in popularity, thanks to races like Spartan Race and Tough Mudder and TV series like Ultimate Beastmaster and American Ninja Warrior.

Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell to Produce CBS Global Talent Competition 'The World's Best' Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell to Produce CBS Global Talent Competition 'The World's Best'

Burnett describes the show as 'like the Olympics for entertainment.'

It was only a matter of time before Burnett turned his producing prowess to the trend, because no one knows obstacle courses better than he does. Burnett started his TV career by producing the international Eco Challenge series before introducing his global hit Survivor with its legendary obstacle course infusion.

Survivor fans will probably find themselves wondering if they’ve seen some of the obstacles on prior seasons of CBS’ flagship reality series, or wonder if Burnett might recycle challenges for use in the upcoming season, Survivor: David vs. Goliath, which premieres Sept. 26.

Although it’s unlikely that Survivor would borrow the aesthetics from TKO’s indoor arena, it would add an interesting twist if contestants in Season 37 were allowed to sabotage each other as they raced through obstacles…

And while we’re talking about programming ideas that probably won’t happen, but would be awesome if they did — we’d love to see Hart take on the obstacle course himself.

Hart claims that that TKO’s contestants “do not have to be a five-star athlete to win,” and we’d love to see the pint-sized powerhouse and fitness give it a go. His vibrant personality shines, and his enthusiasm is contagious as host, and he could definitely add some interesting commentary as he takes on obstacles including "The Frisboom" and "The Slammer."

TKO’s indoor course offers the audience not only an up-close look at the race’s action, but also a front-row seat for Hart’s excited antics.

“Kevin is a shining global beacon of comedy, of fitness and of fun,” says Burnett. “He is the perfect star for TKO, and I’m so grateful we get to work together on primetime CBS.”

TKO: Total Knock Out, Wednesdays beginning July 11, 9/8c, CBS

Knockout 'Handmaid's Tale' Finale, 'TKO: Total Knock Out' on CBS, 'Misfits & Monsters' on truTV

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 7:00am

A critical checklist of notable Wednesday TV:

The Handmaid’s Tale (streaming on Hulu): A grueling second season of the searing allegory ends with enough powerful and satisfying twists to keep fans buzzing until Season 3 arrives next year. It’s another powerful showcase for Elisabeth Moss as Offred/June, who can barely mask her rage and contempt after last week’s public execution, and also for Yvonne Strahovski, who has been tremendous all season as Offred’s conflicted mistress, Serena. Her rekindled feelings about women’s subservient place in even the highest strata of Gilead society come to a head in another showdown with her husband, Commander Fred (Joseph Fiennes). In another household, Emily (Alexis Bledel) is in for a surprise—and so are viewers—as she prepares for her first “ceremony” with her mysterious master (Bradley Whitford, typically terrific). A suspenseful climax sets up powerful new dynamics for whatever comes next.

 'The Handmaid's Tale,' '24' & More Best Pilot Episodes of the 21st Century: 'The Handmaid's Tale,' '24' & More

Plus, 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Modern Family,' and other classics.

TKO: Total Knock Out (9/8c, CBS): A reminder that in most regards, especially on the broadcast networks, summer is the silly season, which explains this knockoff of Wipeout featuring Kevin Hart as the good-natured host for a new slapstick competition. Each week, five contestants vie for the fastest time on an elaborate obstacle course during which opponents fire projectiles at the runner in hopes of knocking and slowing them down. A $50,000 prize awaits the winner. An hour of harmless fluff awaits the viewer.

 'You're Going to Laugh a Lot' Kevin Hart on Game Show 'TKO: Total Knock Out': 'You're Going to Laugh a Lot'

The new game show, hosted by the actor-comedian, premieres on CBS on July 11.

Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters (10/9c, truTV): Horror and humor are compatible bedfellows in a cheerfully cheesy anthology from former stand-up provocateur (turned writer/director) Goldthwait. Like Tales From the Crypt with a more satirical bent, these cautionary tales are populated with actors better known for comedy—including, in the opener, Seth Green. “Bubba the Bear” features Who Framed Roger Rabbit-style live action and animation to fun (and gruesome) effect in the story of a voice actor driven looney-tunes by the sinister manifestation of his goofy redneck cartoon character. It might make you scream—with laughter.

 'Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters' Lines Up the Talent (VIDEO) First Look: 'Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters' Lines Up the Talent (VIDEO)

Melissa Joan Hart, Seth Green, and more get gory and goofy for truTV's new anthology.

Inside Wednesday TV: As The Handmaid’s Tale signs off, Hulu returns bawdy period piece Harlots for a second season, with back-to-back episodes. The rivalry between brothel madams Margaret (Samantha Morton) and Lydia (Lesley Manville) intensifies when a stern new Justice makes an arrest. … Classic rock fans will want to check out the premiere of AXS TV’s The Ronnie Wood Show (8/7c), in which the Rolling Stones guitarist jams and jaws with Beatles icon Paul McCartney in the U.S. debut of Wood’s radio show. … PBS’s three-part Kingdoms of the Sky, from BBC’s Natural History Unit, is a visual treat as it depicts the wildlife and people who cohabitate on the Earth’s most iconic mountain ranges. First up: “The Rockies” (9/8c, check local listings at pbs.org), where skiers and daredevil wingsuit flyers play while bighorn sheep, mountain lions and other species just try to survive. … TLC’s Dr. Pimple Popper (10/9c) belies its silly title with compelling accounts of dermatologist and YouTube star Dr. Sandra Lee, as she helps patients with extreme dermatological problems regain their confidence and even sometimes their mobility.

What's Coming and Going From Hulu in July 2018 What's Coming and Going From Hulu in July 2018

The 'Castle Rock' premiere, a 'Casual' return, and more titles are coming this month.

'Hit The Floor' Premiere: Why Did [Spoiler] Have to Be Killed Off?

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:01pm

[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for the Season 4 premiere of Hit The Floor, "Slay." Read on at your own risk.]

Now that's how you do a season premiere, right?

Yes, new Hit The Floor episodes haven't aired since the special two-hour Season 3 finale in September 2016. But Tuesday night's hotter-than-hot Season 4 premiere — on BET, the show's new home after leaving VH1 — proved that the drama is as fresh as ever.

What's New When 'Hit The Floor' Returns for Season 4? (VIDEO) What's New When 'Hit The Floor' Returns for Season 4? (VIDEO)

The sexy and soapy basketball drama is back on a new network, and the show's creator shared what to expect.

As with any season premiere, we had some things explained (where is Zero? why is Derek back but not Ahsha?), met some new faces (I'm already watching out for Eve!), and we also lost an original cast member.

To help make sense of it all and get some teases about what we'll see beyond the first episode, executive producer James LaRosa gave much insight. Let's see what he had to say.

I want to start with Eve (Tiffany Hines). I love that reveal when we find out she's the offspring of Olivia (Charlotte Ross) and Chase (Rick Fox). Is she cut from the same cloth?

James LaRosa: Introducing Eve was definitely a conscious effort to both reward the fans who pay attention to every single detail on the show. Our fans, our Devil's Nation, are all little detectives who screen grab every moment for a clue. And they are smart and sometimes they are sniffing around the right clue. But, we're at a new network, and we're introducing some new characters. We wanted to do it in a way that, if you are just tuning into the show for the first time, you will absolutely be able to understand, 'These are the Devil girls. This is their job. This is the team that's getting together. These are the rivals. This is why they don't like each other.'

As for Eve, we've somehow managed to have her be completely off the radar at this point. No one knows but I think that that is a bloodline that you have to take very seriously. She's incredibly smart. She doesn't suffer fools and she has a very, very specific agenda. I think you will find Eve has really awesome layers and I think Tiffany Hines, who plays Eve, has a lot to play with this season — and people that she gets to play with. I think it will be fun for the audience.

Tiffany Hines as Eve (Photo: BET)

Of course, one of the more shocking moments is you killed Superman! [Both Laugh] Tell me about that decision to kill off Dean Cain's Pete Davenport. 

This season find the Devils in a precarious place. When we left, they were large and in charge and, when we come back, they didn't have Derek. They didn't have Zero so they were already destabilized and I wanted to destabilize them even more. Pete has always been kind of the stable horse, the coach and he's a good protector and what happens when that protection is gone? I feel like you can't sleep on Hit the Floor. You can't just assume because someone's in the opening credits that they stick around beyond that episode.

Dean is an original cast member and there is nothing that can quite prepare you for filming a scene when you're putting Dean Cain on a coroner's slab and pulling the drawer out. And then you have McKinley [Freeman, who plays Derek] giving the performance. That's the other reason why I did it because Season 4 is epic for Derek and having this thing happen really sets him off in a direction, as well.

Say goodbye to Dean Cain as Pete Davenport.

While I'm bummed that Adam Senn isn't back as Zero, I'm so glad you didn't put Jude (Brent Antonello) with someone who looked and/or acted just like Zero. Noah (Kristian Kordula) is different in the best ways. What are your plans with Jude and Noah?

Jude has always been a character who has had a dark cloud over him constantly and the weight of the world always seems to be on his gigantic shoulders. What I wanted to do with Jude and with Brent is to give him someone with a completely different energy. Jude is now out and I wanted to give him someone to play off of — [someone to whom] being out wasn't a big deal at all. Noah is someone who pokes at you, presses your buttons, he's very irreverent, he has no off button, he's got no sensor button. And of course his career is in front of a microphone. He's a fun character and that's just something that we haven't seen around Jude. So finding someone who could basically get under Jude's skin and see how Brent played off, that was very purposeful.

I think there are many different kinds of romantic possibilities and certainly there was something very Wuthering Heights about Zude. Everything was conflict and everything was 'you and me against the world' and with Noah ... who knows what will happen. We'll see. But I wanted to show a different type of relationship, gay relationship, that maybe didn't have to be so heavy all the time.

Jude Kinkade (Brent Antonello, l) is trying to move on from Zero. Is Noah (Kristian Kordula) a good choice?

And let's talk about Derek, who understandably is a little wounded once we find out about what happened with Ahsha. 

For Derek, the last time we saw him, he was on a plane with his new bride headed to Miami and this big, fat deal. Derek was as all-in to his relationship as the audience was so I don't think that you can move on from something so quickly and so easily. However, we've all been in relationships that we thought would last forever possibly — or, at least, we were very confident in — where we were in that moment and then to have it take a horrible left-turn. And somehow come out of that possibly. Derek is going to be struggling on-court and off and I think he's going to be put in a position where he's going to have to make some huge decisions quickly. He always seems to have to do some kind of crazy personal jumpshot with seconds left on the clock. Season 4 is really a giant test of really what Derek is made of.

I love that we get to see Jude with Lionel (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) since that friendship always seems so real to me.

I absolutely adore Lionel, I absolutely adore Jodi, who is so good with a one-liner.

Agreed!

This season, Lionel gets to be boss lady again of the sports network and, of course, she doesn't give a s**t about sports, so it's great. But she's the friend you want. I don't know why certain things click with me as hard as they do but Jude and Lionel's friendship, to me, is something I absolutely love. I am very protective of it. There are plenty of times when you're doing a story where you're like, 'Oh this person could turn on that person blah blah blah.' Jude and Lionel, to me, are very end-game and I think they're great together. I love watching Jodi and Brent off when they're not filming, just being silly with each other.

'GoT' Alum Jason Momoa's Futuristic Drama & 15 More Original TV Series Coming to Apple (PHOTOS) 'GoT' Alum Jason Momoa's Futuristic Drama & 15 More Original TV Series Coming to Apple (PHOTOS)

Aaron Paul, Elizabeth Perkins and more join the Octavia Spencer-starring 'Are You Sleeping.'

I was surprised to see Jelena (Logan Browning) back. I thought you may have lost her to Dear White People.

Jelena's absolutely back. The last time we saw her, she was queen of L.A., large and in charge, owning the team. She still does but she has taken hits with the loss of Derek, with the lost of Zero. So she's very determined — as Jelena is a very determined character — to right the ship. She makes some decisions to do so that I think will surprise the audience. And her personal life is also rather interesting. This season, I think we see a different side of Jelena than we've seen in the past. There has been some growth but she's still a character you just do not want to mess with.

And going back to Pete's death, is there more to come with that story? 

You'll have to watch the second episode!

Hit The Floor, Tuesdays, 10/9c, BET

'GoT' Alum Jason Momoa's Futuristic Drama & 15 More Original TV Series Coming to Apple (PHOTOS)

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:20pm

For nearly a year, announcements about Apple shows have been made nearly every month, with over 10 new series slated to debut via the streaming network in 2019.

To keep it all straight, we've gathered all of the original shows expected to premiere on Apple, whether they're titled or not — and many are not. But with big names like Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, M. Night Shyamalan, Sara Bareilles, and more attached, these projects are shaping up to be something special.

Click through the gallery above to learn more about the series coming to viewers soon.

Damien Chazelle to Write and Direct New Drama Series for Apple Damien Chazelle to Write and Direct New Drama Series for Apple

The 'La La Land' director also has Netflix series 'The Eddy' in the works.

'The Story of the Royals': New British Royal Family Special Coming to ABC

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:00pm

As if the world wasn't obsessed enough with the British Royal family, ABC, People, and Four M Studios are bringing us another special all about William, Kate, Harry, Meghan, and the rest of the crew.

The Story of The Royals is a two-night, four-hour event and set to "explore pivotal moments in the crown’s history beginning with a simple question: How exactly did we get here? The multipart series captures the mystique of the monarchy through its many loves, losses, extravagances, challenges and charms," according to a press release.

 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Official Portraits (PHOTOS) Royal Wedding 2018: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Official Portraits (PHOTOS)

The newlyweds posed after their carriage procession through Windsor.

The special will also highlight the newest events in the Royal family including, of course, Harry and Meghan's wedding and the birth of William and Kate's youngest son, Prince Louis. It will also include a variety of Royal and entertainment experts who will weigh in on the history of the monarchy and its influence on the world past, present, and future.

Watch the trailer below:

The Story of The Royals: Part One, Wednesday, August 22, 9/8c, ABC

The Story of The Royals: Part Two, Thursday, August 23, 9/8c, ABC

'The Deuce' Season 2 Poster Includes James Franco's Character

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 3:30pm

Actor James Franco was accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by five women, according to a report by The Los Angeles Times in January.

In a series of interviews during the winter, Franco maintained his innocence during the ordeal. He told Seth Meyers, "There are people that need to be heard. I have my own side of this story."

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'This Is Us,' 'Outlander,' and more make Matt Roush's wish list ahead of Thursday's announcement.

Many thought the claims would mean Franco's dismissal from his current HBO series, The Deuce, but surprisingly, it didn't. The network released a statement which read, "We have verified that no complaints about Mr. Franco have come in on The Deuce production," and the series' schedule continued on per usual.

Last week, the 1970s porn business drama released its first Season 2 poster and premiere date (Sept. 9), and curiously, Franco's characters — twins Vincent Martino and Frankie Martino — weren't featured.

 James Franco's Accusers Claim He Exploited Non-Celebrity Women (VIDEO) 'GMA': James Franco's Accusers Claim He Exploited Non-Celebrity Women (VIDEO)

Two of the five accusers spoke out about their experiences with Franco.

Instead, Maggie Gyllenhaal's Candy was front and center in a fur coat and white jumpsuit:

It’s 1978. Punk, disco and porn. The City never sleeps.

THE DEUCE season two debuts Sept 9. pic.twitter.com/3gjKcEoOWH

— HBO (@HBO) July 9, 2018

The decision raised eyebrows at first... maybe Franco was going to be downgraded into a smaller, supporting role?

But later in the week, HBO released its second teaser poster for Season 2, which featured Franco in classic late '70s costume — long hair and all.

THE DEUCE season two premieres Sept. 9. pic.twitter.com/GsCA4Q7xHR

— HBO (@HBO) July 9, 2018

The decision to highlight Candy first could be interpreted as a moment of foreshadowing. Series writer Megan Abbott told TV Insider at Writers Guild Awards in February that her goal is depict the women in the sex industry as strong, leading females.

"The goal was to make all of the women on the show—particularly the ones in the sex work business—have full-bodied personalities and characters and different emotions," she explained.

The Deuce, Season 2 Premiere, September 9, 9/8c, HBO

Will 'Holmes and Holmes' Stars Mike Jr. & Lisa Find a Wedding Venue? (VIDEO)

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 3:00pm

On the DIY Network, the Holmes name has been synonymous with, well, homes, a la Holmes on Homes. And now, father-son duo Mike Sr. and Mike Jr. are continuing the tradition with Holmes and Holmes.

In the new season, premiering July 10, fans will be treated to some fascinating constructions and renovations — as well as some wedding planning. Son Mike Jr. and fiancée Lisa's wedding will be a focus of this family-first show, and TV Insider has an exclusive first look.

What's Up, Holmes?! DIY's Mike Holmes on How to Buy It Right What's Up, Holmes?! DIY's Mike Holmes on How to Buy It Right

The renovation guru runs down his top 5 tips for home buyers.

One of the most difficult parts to planning a wedding is finding a venue, and in the exclusive clip below, that's just what Mike Jr. and Lisa are doing. In the preview, we watch as the couple heads into a quaint hall for inspection.

While Lisa admires the space and light of the location, Mike Jr. is all about the finishes from the crown molding to other woodwork. Needless to say, they are on two different pages of the wedding planning guide.

Watch the cute clip below and don't miss these new episodes!

Holmes & Holmes, Season Premiere, Tuesday, July 10, 9/8c, DIY

DC Universe Spins Into Comic-Con 2018: A Full List of Their Interactive Experiences (VIDEO)

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 2:01pm

Want something to really marvel at during Comic-Con 2018 next week? DC Comics is taking over San Diego with half-dozen interactive experiences to bring fans their first taste of the about-to-launch DC Universe digital platform. As the kids would say, it's gonna be lit!

For four days only — Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22 — there will be a massive installation at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp (401 K Street, right across the street from the convention center) that has been designed to welcome visitors into various spaces, bringing iconic characters and stories to life. For access, all you have to do is register at DCUniverseExperience.com in advance. And then clear your schedule, because the DC Universe is expansive!

A 'Buffy' Scavenger Hunt & More Interactive Experiences at Comic-Con 2018 A 'Buffy' Scavenger Hunt & More Interactive Experiences at Comic-Con 2018

'Legion,' 'Wynonna Earp' and more are also getting in on the fun.

Within the immersive attractions, fans can...

  • Explore Titans leader Dick Grayson’s loft and uncover clues to his whereabouts
  • Experience the mysterious creations of Dr. Niles Caulder in the Doom Patrol lab
  • Avoid succumbing to the deadly virus in the mystical swamps of Swamp Thing
  • Join earth’s newest superhero team in the Young Justice Watchtower
  • Create mayhem in the Harley Quinn chaos room
  • Step into the sewers with Batman and descend into madness in The Court of Owls
  • Enjoy the first public unveiling of rare artwork and memorabilia only previously seen in exclusive engagements
  • Discover hidden clues and get an exclusive first-look at the DC Universe subscription service
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Plus, a magical queen, a zombie, Superman's grandpa and more are making their way to the stage.

The DC Universe digital platform is slated to take off in Fall 2018 as a direct-to-consumer service, with memberships offering original live-action and animated programming, archived classic TV series and films, a curated selection of comic books, breaking news, an expansive encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise.

The Comic-Con activation runs Thursday – Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (line closes at 6:00 p.m.) and on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (line closes at 4:00 p.m.). And if you can't make it out, follow along online with the hashtags #DCUxSDCC.

WATCH: Thomas Rainwater Threatens John Dutton's Legacy in 'Yellowstone'

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 1:00pm

To call Yellowstone's Thomas Rainwater (Gil Birmingham) and John Dutton (Kevin Costner) enemies would be an understatement. The two men find themselves on opposite sides of a cultural, legal, and financial battle to control the Montana town and valley in the new Paramount Network series.

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The actor makes his debut in the Paramount Network series on June 20.

In this exclusive clip from "No Good Horses," the upcoming third episode of Yellowstone, Thomas reveals his plans to one day buy John's enormous Yellowstone ranch and tear apart his family legacy.

"I'm the opposite of progress," he tells John. "I am the past catching up with you."

Watch the clip below:

Yellowstone, Wednesdays, 10/9c, Paramount Network

Warner Bros. TV Unveils the Official Bags of Comic-Con 2018 (PHOTOS)

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:30pm

If you're heading to Comic-Con 2018 in San Diego next week, you're going to want these bags!

Warner Bros. and the international convention have teamed up for the ninth year in a row to provide the official bags of SDCC, and this year's batch has a whopping 18 different designs, featuring fan favorite TV series like SupernaturalArrow, and more, as well as some highly-anticipated new shows like Castle Rock and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. They'll also have four feature film bags and two DC Entertainment bags — one celebrating 80 years of Superman in DC's comic pages and one celebrating the release of the DC Universe digital platform.

A 'Buffy' Scavenger Hunt & More Interactive Experiences at Comic-Con 2018 A 'Buffy' Scavenger Hunt & More Interactive Experiences at Comic-Con 2018

'Legion,' 'Wynonna Earp' and more are also getting in on the fun.

Plus, for the second year in a row, each bag includes a collector’s pin with 12 new DC character designs for 2018! Fans can snag a bag when checking in at the show.

Click through the gallery above for a sneak peek at the collection of TV-themed swag-holders!

Is 'The Proposal' Couple LisaRaye McCoy & Anthony Still Together?

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:15pm

ABC's hit reality competition, The Proposal continues to yield results as yet another couple became engaged during the fourth episode Monday night.

Actress LisaRaye McCoy was the mystery woman making decisions from the behind the curtain during the latest installment, in which she ended up with 44-year-old sales rep Anthony Bryant. While it didn't seem like an instant connection, LisaRaye eventually became smitten with her match.

 Catch Up With the Couples of Season 1 (PHOTOS) ABC's 'The Proposal': Catch Up With the Couples of Season 1 (PHOTOS)

Find out how these quick matches are doing now.

In the first round, Anthony was chosen towards the end of the first impression phase, though he was higher up in the swimsuit round. She also selected 36-year-old firefighter Adonis, 27-year-old Mehdi, and 38-year-old model/photographer Anthony — yes, there were two Anthonys.

During the third round, LisaRaye asked questions while the men gave the answers. Ultimately, the other Anthony was no match for the stiff competition. But it was the fourth round — which included LisaRaye's daughter Kai — that helped in making a final decision. Kai asked the contestants questions to help her mother whittle it down to two final contenders.

Our mystery woman’s daughter grills the men vying for her mother’s love. #TheProposal pic.twitter.com/vgdeqsZbus

— The Proposal (@TheProposalTV) July 10, 2018

When it came down to the final decision, LisaRaye received a proposal from each of the men, but Adonis was sent home brokenhearted when she chose Anthony to be her fiancé. The Chicago-based sales rep connected with the actress' entrepreneurial side, and he vowed to compliment her career and interests with an evenly-matched drive for success.

So is the newly-announced couple still together? According to the show's (and Bachelor) creator Mike Fleiss, LisaRaye and Anthony are going strong. The pair doesn't have any social media posts yet confirming this, but Fleiss did so over Twitter.

Here’s some info on tonight’s episode of #TheProposal ... The couple is still together!!!

— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) July 10, 2018

It would appear that this week's couple had a better connection that last week's Stephen and Sophia, who decided to end their relationship but remain friends. As of now, The Proposal has had a higher success rate than failure.

The Proposal, Mondays, 10/9c, ABC

CBS Fall 2018 Premiere Dates: 'NCIS,' 'Bull,' 'Murphy Brown' Revival & More

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:30am

CBS has released its upcoming Fall 2018 TV premiere schedule, and all your favorites are back, along with some notable newcomers.

The upcoming season kicks off for CBS on Monday, September 24, with a strong comedy lineup including the network's top two half-hour comedies The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon (which debut on a special night before moving to their regular time slots later in the week) followed up by the premiere of the Magnum P.I. reboot.

Watch the Trailers for CBS's New Fall Series 'Magnum P.I.,' 'Murphy Brown' & More (VIDEO) Watch the Trailers for CBS's New Fall Series 'Magnum P.I.,' 'Murphy Brown' & More (VIDEO)

Plus, the network revealed a few changes to their fall schedule.

Tuesday nights will be chock-full of NCIS, and don't miss the highly anticipated revival premiere of Murphy Brown on Thursday, September 9.

See the full CBS Fall 2018 premiere date list below:

Monday, Sept. 24
8:00-8:30 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory (12th Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m.: Young Sheldon (2nd Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Magnum P.I. (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.: Bull (3rd Season Premiere/New Time Period)

Tuesday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 p.m.: NCIS (16th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: FBI (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.: NCIS: New Orleans (5th Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 26
8:00-9:30 p.m.: Survivor (37th Season Premiere)
9:30-11:00 p.m.: Big Brother 20 (Season Finale)

Thursday, Sept. 27
8:00-8:30 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory (Regular Time Period)
8:30-9:00 p.m.: Young Sheldon (Regular Time Period)
9:00-9:30 p.m.: Mom (6th Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m.: Murphy Brown (Revival Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.: S.W.A.T. (2nd Season Premiere)

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How will the beloved comedy about D.C. journalists tackle cable and 'fake news'?

Friday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 p.m.: MacGyver (3rd Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Hawaii Five-0 (9th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.: Blue Bloods (9th Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 29
8:00-9:00 p.m.: Crimetime Saturday
9:00-11:00 p.m.: 48 Hours (31st Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 30
7:30-8:30 p.m.: 60 Minutes (51st Season Premiere)
8:30-9:30 p.m.: God Friended Me (Series Premiere)
9:30-10:30 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles (10th Season Premiere)

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The fan favorite was notably absent for some time during Season 9.

Monday, Oct. 1
8:00-8:30 p.m.: The Neighborhood (Series Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m.: Happy Together (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Magnum P.I.
10:00-11:00 p.m.: Bull

Wednesday, Oct. 3
8:00-9:00 p.m.: Survivor (Regular Time Period)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: SEAL Team (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (14th Season Premiere)

Saturday, Oct. 6
8:00-9:00 p.m.: Crimetime Saturday
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Crimetime Saturday
10:00-11:00 p.m.: 48 Hours (Regular Time Period)

Sunday, Oct. 7
7:00-8:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (Regular Time Period)
8:00-9:00 p.m.: God Friended Me (Regular Time Period)
9:00-10:00 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles (Regular Time Period)
10:00-11:00 p.m.: Madam Secretary (5th Season Premiere)

Ask Matt: Future of 'Pose' on FX, 'Sharp Objects,' 'Eve's Killer, How to End Canceled Series ('Timeless')

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 9:30am

Welcome back to the Q&A with TV critic (also known to some TV fans as their "TV therapist") Matt Roush, who'll address whatever you love, loathe, are confused or frustrated or thrilled by in today's vast TV landscape. One caution: This is a spoiler-free zone, so we won't be addressing upcoming storylines here unless it's already common knowledge. Please send your questions and comments to askmatt@tvinsider.com (or use the form at the end of the column) and follow me on Twitter. Look for Ask Matt columns on most Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Posing Tough Questions

Question: Does FX even want us to watch Pose? And does the show have a future? I am absolutely loving Pose. The series focuses on a highly marginalized group of people, and does it the right way by casting trans actors and by not white-washing a scene that was dominated by people of color. However, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to actually watch the show. Firstly: FX already scheduled a new episode opposite the Tony Awards and opposite the New York Pride Party. Surely they must know that causes a conflict for a large amount of their relatively niche audience. (Before I get eaten alive in the comments about perpetuating stereotypes, I'm basing this off of fact, as many of my friends and fellow fans of the show have expressed frustration at this.) Secondly, the show consistently runs over, which means the DVR series link misses the end of most episodes. Finally, the show is difficult to access On Demand; for example, on Spectrum only episodes 1, 2 and 4 are available, meaning that anybody who wants to jump on board late with this incredible show is going to find it very difficult to do so. Also, there's no ability to fast forward On Demand, so if I want to catch the last 5 minutes that my DVR missed, I have to sit through the entire episode again.

I guess my question is: Is FX actually invested in this show? Do they even care if anyone watches it? I've been going back and forth on why they would bother to commission it in the first place just to neglect it, and all I can think of is that maybe FX agreed to produce/air the show as part of some other, bigger arrangement with mega-producer Ryan Murphy (maybe to continue making American Horror Story?). What are your thoughts on this? Have you watched the show? Do you think there's any chance of it continuing beyond this season, or should we just be glad it was ever made in the first place? — Campbell

 'Pose' Is Sentimental Fun, 'Succession' Is Slick But Often Hollow Roush Review: 'Pose' Is Sentimental Fun, 'Succession' Is Slick But Often Hollow

A look at Ryan Murphy's latest FX offering, as well as HBO's answer to 'Billions.'

Matt Roush: It’s fair to question some aspects of FX’s handling of Pose—the overlong episodes don’t do anyone, including fans, any favors, and for the DVR listing not to adjust length properly is maddening, though I’m not entirely sure where the fault with that lies. (I had the same problem with HBO’s endless finale of Westworld, cutting off the final post-credits scene.) If it helps, all episodes of Pose appear to be currently available on the fxnetworks.com site, but whether that entails sitting through commercials I can’t say. The Sunday scheduling is problematic in the sense that major TV specials like the Tonys (and life events like a Pride celebration) often happen on Sunday, creating a conflict for those watching live, but it can also be argued that Sunday is one of the most watched nights of TV during any given week, and this is good exposure for such an unusual and daring show. I’m sorry you’ve had troubles merely watching Pose, and it’s probably helpful to add extra time to the DVR recording to be safe going forward.

What’s not fair is to question FX’s investment in this series. That something this fresh and fabulously produced exists at all is something of a miracle. My own review emphasized the positive, and I even enjoy the raw, unpolished quality of the scrappy world it presents. I agree that its authenticity is Pose’s greatest asset, and FX clearly gave Ryan Murphy and his team free rein to make this show with loving, detailed care. This is the last show Murphy will create for the network, as he heads to Netflix for all future projects under a lucrative mega-deal, but his other franchises (American Horror Story, American Crime Story) will continue, and FX giving Pose the green-light wasn’t so much a sweetheart deal but a sign of respect and belief that Murphy would once again deliver something new and remarkable to FX. I haven’t been following the ratings, which I’m sure aren’t anywhere near the levels of American Horror Story, but even if Pose doesn’t get a second season, FX deserves credit for giving this a shot.

FX's 'Pose' Stars, Producers & Writers Talk Casting, Costumes, and Authenticity FX's 'Pose' Stars, Producers & Writers Talk Casting, Costumes, and Authenticity

James Van Der Beek, Billy Porter, and more on what they hope people take away from the groundbreaking series.

Dull Objects, and a Shoutout to Eve’s Killer

Question: I watched Sharp Objects as TV Guide, and it seems like the world, gave it great reviews. I’m not saying it’s a bad show but what a downer. What is it with these flashbacks on shows anymore? So distracting. The first part of the show was about this poor drunk reporter and her poor miserable life. Hoping it picks up because I’m really tired of downers. I watched it all and honestly, it could not hold my attention. I love mysteries but this one drags and isn’t at all as TV Guide and other reviews stated. They need to stop looking at the main star who everyone likes and look at the writing, as it’s pretty bad.

I also want to comment on Killing Eve. Great show, but the person who shined the most was not who everyone states. The person who plays the killer is awesome. Sandra Oh is and always has been a so-so actress. Your magazine and others never mention the person who plays the killer and she is really good. — Carolyn

Matt Roush: I appreciate that you don’t mince words, but I wish you would read others’ words a bit more closely. In what I’d consider a mixed-positive review of HBO’s limited series, I noted it was “perhaps a bit too languorous, not always justifying its length. Surely this bizarre story could have been told more tautly in fewer chapters.” I was never bored enough to come right out and call it dull, but that was definitely a cautionary comment. Sharp Objects does pick up as it goes, but it’s more a psychological drama and character study than full-out whodunit, and the acting is terrific (Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson in particular) and more than compensates for lulls in the storytelling.

5 Things This 'Sharp Objects' Reader Is Hoping for in the HBO Series 5 Things This 'Sharp Objects' Reader Is Hoping for in the HBO Series

These are the elements from Gillian Flynn's debut novel we're most eager to see on-screen.

As for Killing Eve: I’m not aware of anyone who hasn’t raved about Jodie Comer, who plays the quirky assassin Villanelle. Obviously, Sandra Oh’s TV comeback in a lead role is a more promotable hook, but in my initial review, I singled Comer out as “stunning,” and always noted her as well as Sandra Oh in any follow-up mentions. (I will take exception to Oh being “so-so,” which hardly gives her enough credit for her body of work.) Finally, in my “Dream Emmy Nominees” roundup, I include both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer on my wish list of drama acting nominees. She’s getting plenty of credit, but I’m glad you enjoyed her as well. Can’t wait for Season 2.

A New Neighbor for Will & Grace

Question: I just saw NBC’s fall schedule and am wondering why I Feel Bad was paired with Will & Grace instead of the more compatible Abby’s. Your thoughts? — Peter

'Will & Grace' Cast and Creators Talk Show's Role in Gay Civil Rights (VIDEO) 'Will & Grace' Cast and Creators Talk Show's Role in Gay Civil Rights (VIDEO)

Remember what former VP Joe Biden said about the groundbreaking NBC sitcom?

Matt Roush: It’s kind of difficult to handicap something like this so early in the game and to gauge what’s compatible with what show when we haven’t even seen a pilot. I’ve only seen a teaser for Abby’s, shown at NBC’s Upfront presentation, and while I admired the ambition of a show entirely taped outdoors in front of a live audience, I don’t remember being wowed by the comedy, though clips rarely tell the whole story. I have seen the pilot to I Feel Bad, and its wacky and irreverent tone (told from the POV of a harried working mom) might play well enough after Will & Grace, but I sort of wish NBC had scheduled another broad-appeal multi-cam studio audience sitcom to pair with W&G, much like the old days. Abby’s may be deemed too experimental for that slot, but that’s just a guess.

Wild About Harry

Question: Was Harry really canceled? The show got better and better and now I am so enjoying what I guess are reruns. What is the outlook? — Marcia

Matt Roush: Not good. Harry Connick, Jr.’s daytime talk show was canceled after its second season, another reminder of how hard it can be for even appealing personalities such as his to make it in that tough syndicated market. (For what it’s worth, I recently met a guy who drove for Harry during the run of the show, and he reconfirms what we all suspect about him being one of the nicest guys in the biz. I’d love to see Harry resurface in a TV comedy, drama or even musical format. TV could use his talents.)

 Which of Your Favorite Series Are Coming to an End? Canceled TV Shows 2018: Which of Your Favorite Series Are Coming to an End?

Plus, History Channel axes 'Six,' 'Code Black' is coming to an end on CBS, and more.

How to End a Canceled Show

Question: Don't you think that when a series is canceled, the producers should do one last show, to tie up the story? Many times, we have watched the show for many seasons, and the storyline progresses. But then all of a sudden, the series is canceled and we are all left in the lurch! Take the series Life with Damian Lewis. We loved that show, but we never found out who got him sent to prison. Come on, TV executives. Commit to at least one last episode to end the story. Please? — Joe

Matt Roush: This time of year, as fans continue to process the many cancellations on network and other platforms, this wish is a fairly common one. But it’s almost always impractical. From a studio and network point of view, it would amount to throwing money away, and the logistical hurdles in bringing a cast and crew, and writing staff, together to pull off one final episode just wouldn’t be feasible, even if everyone involved knows how much a show’s fan base would appreciate the effort.

Campaign to Save 'Timeless' Fails With No Network Pickup — But What About the Movie? Campaign to Save 'Timeless' Fails With No Network Pickup — But What About the Movie?

The co-showrunner announced Monday that they'd failed to secure a new network for the canceled series.

Another Thought on Ending a Bubble Show

Question: Longtime reader, first-time commenter just venting. With so much TV and so little time, cancellations are a fact. Things are thrown out there to see what sticks, and it seems most shows have at least a small group of fans rooting for its continued renewal. And fans don't forget their favorites, even years later. I'm still a little ticked Jeremy and Candy never had a chance to get married on Here Come The Brides—even you will probably have to look that one up!

I hate they canceled Timeless. I've always enjoyed time-travel shows and this one had a lot of fun possibilities for a long run; totally enjoyable and also socially conscious. For me, I can tell myself Lucy and Wyatt came back into their past timeline, and of course they're all going to save Rufus. But a lot of shows don't even give you that. I understand it's all business and "Always leave them wanting more" is a gamble to maybe get picked up. But why can't they shoot the last scene of the season with a pause. I know that Timeless didn't know for months after airing that there was to be no renewal and it couldn't have been done in this instance, but to use its story as an example even as it was not filmed as such: the Timeless team walking away defeated (continued next season) then cut to future Lucy and Wyatt returning to gather with the present-day team to go get their friend (if needed, a series finale) all edited “last minute'” before being aired. It's not film in the can anymore, it's digital. How long does it take to add or delete 10 seconds? Done. No reviving sets or gathering crew. It seems a better option for resale or to lease to a streaming service.

Save Our Shows! 7 Times Fans Stopped Their Favorites From Being Canceled Save Our Shows! 7 Times Fans Stopped Their Favorites From Being Canceled

From 'Timeless' to 'Chuck,' we've got the proof that fan voices do make a difference.

I personally Google a show to see if there's a proper ending of some kind before I even start steaming a series now, but at times first to pop up is the remnants of an uproar from disappointed fans and I don't even bother watching it. (Case in point: Deadwood.) At the very least, how about the respect the producers of Hell on Wheels gave its fans. They never knew if they were going to be renewed, but each season ended with what could be interpreted to have been a series finale: Riding hellbent into the night, another cowboy disappearing into the west. Cullen looking up the rails to decide his future, is he facing East or West? Or listening to a lonesome whistle of the train, moving on without him. The exception of Season 4's cliffhanger was knowing that there was a final fifth season. You may wistfully wonder whatever became of him if the series did not return but it was a story with a beginning and an end. In this day and age, it just seems like good business sense all around for everyone, am I right? — Karen

Matt Roush: OK, that’s a lot to unpack, but I get the gist. First, though, I do remember Here Come the Brides. I grew up on a block teeming with Bobby Sherman fans in the late 1960s, and now the “Seattle” theme song will be in my head all day.

I like that you can continue the story of a show in your mind even when it’s been canceled—it’s really the only option most fans have—but your suggestion is intriguing, if I’m reading it right, of filming an alternate ending that isn’t such a cliffhanger, or even omitting a cliffhanger moment so as not to exacerbate the pain of a cancellation. I’m sure there are examples of shows that have filmed alternate endings in case it wasn’t renewed—none come to mind right now, as I’m still mentally adjusting from a long holiday weekend—but it does make sense for a show’s long-term future to be prepared for the worst and to deliver as complete an end product as possible.

Dominic Monaghan & Michael Nyqvist Are Clashing Cops in WGN America's '100 Code' Dominic Monaghan & Michael Nyqvist Are Clashing Cops in WGN America's '100 Code'

The moody serial killer drama takes place in Sweden.

When Prime Time Becomes Late-Night TV

Question: What's the reasoning behind showing the last few episodes of 100 Code on WGNA at 1 am/ET? Stated reason on the network was that the remaining shows were too "intense?" I might be one of few, but I've been enjoying this series set in Sweden and find it great when compared to regular garbage on network TV in the summer months. But 1 am? What gives in your opinion: pressure from someone to kill the show or what? — Jim

Matt Roush: Even I learn things from my mailbag. I wasn’t aware this had happened, but it’s not the first time a cable outlet shuffles a series to the wee hours. (All of my PR releases on 100 Code still show it airing at 10/9c, so this was very much a last-minute programming move.) And it’s almost never because of content, but obviously a business decision to fulfill the contract by airing the remaining episodes though so late that the puny ratings won’t matter. Be thankful the DVR can pick up a show wherever it airs, because this was news to me.

 

That’s all for now—and until next week, because of the July 4th holiday. Thanks as always for reading, and remember that I can’t do this without your participation, so please keep sending questions and comments about TV to askmatt@tvinsider.com or shoot me a line on Twitter (@TVGMMattRoush), and you can also submit questions via the handy form below.

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'Shine On With Reese': Details on Reese Witherspoon's First Unscripted Series

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 9:00am

Reese Witherspoon is expanding her TV empire far beyond Big Little Lies!

In addition to her HBO hit, the powerhouse producer and actress has miniseries Little Fires Everywhere in the works at Hulu, and now, she's heading up her first unscripted series!

AT&T and Witherspoon's production company Hello Sunshine announced Tuesday that they're launching two new female-driven series: Shine On with Reese, debuting July 17, and The Home Edit’s Master the Mess, premiering September 4.

Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington Limited Series Lands at Hulu Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington Limited Series Lands at Hulu

The actresses will star in and executive produce the series.

Both shows will be available on DirectTV, DirectTV NOW, and U-Verse with the launch of the Hello Sunshine Video On Demand (VOD) channel.

Shine On with Reese click here for a sneak peek! —will feature the stories of extraordinary women — including a number of big-name musicians, actresses, and entrepreneurs — who forged their own way to success. The release reads, "Watch as [Witherspoon] uncovers what inspires, motivates and gives joy to each of these trailblazers, and hear their perspectives on ambition, work, family and hopes for the future."

Reese Witherspoon and Dolly Parton

Among those featured that viewers can look forward to seeing are: country icon Dolly Parton, Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, singer Pink, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, actress America Ferrera (Superstore), chart-topper Kacey Musgraves, Olympian Abby Wambach, and more.

"I am thrilled to have such like-minded, creative collaborators at AT&T to help Hello Sunshine pursue our mission of elevating and showcasing the voices of women that we have such admiration and respect for," said Witherspoon. "I am so excited for the world to experience the stories from our partnership with AT&T, which are set to be equal parts entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking and unabashedly real."

Ava DuVernay and Witherspoon

Come September, viewers can also catch home organization show Master the Mess, starring Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the hilarious duo from the Nashville-based design and declutter business, The Home Edit. The two tackle pantries, closets, bathrooms, and laundry rooms of families looking to transform their lives beyond just their homes.



Shine On with Reese, Premiere, Tuesday, July 17, DirectTV, DirectTV NOW, and U-Verse via the Hello Sunshine VOD channel 

Master the Mess, Premiere,Tuesday, September 4, DirectTV, DirectTV NOW, and U-Verse

'Game of Thrones' & More Shows That Won't Be at Comic-Con 2018

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:30pm

Each year, the buzziest TV series are expected to make an appearance at the famed San Diego Comic-Con, but 2018 is proving to be a little different.

Some past staples including Outlander, Game of Thrones, as well as newer fare, Westworld andStranger Things, are a handful of those favorites that won't be making appearances at the international event this July.

 Full List of Television Panels San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Schedule: Full List of Television Panels

Your up-to-date SDCC lineup, with shows like 'Star Trek: Discovery,' 'Charmed,' 'Magnum P.I.' and more.

Of course, that doesn't mean that they won't be part of the festivities through fan cosplay and more. But why won't they be making an appearance, you ask?

We're breaking it all down, between production schedules and premiere dates, read on to find out why these fan favorites won't be at SDCC this year.

Game of Thrones

Winter is coming... before fans will see Game of Thrones at Comic-Con again, if ever. The hit HBO series, in the midst of wrapping its eighth and final season, will be a no-show this year. Fans have been in agony since Season 7 finished at the end of August 2017, but as HBO continues to hype the final season, the network revealed that production schedules are the reason behind their absence at the highly-publicized event.

'Game of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Says Goodbye to Arya Stark (PHOTO) 'Game of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Says Goodbye to Arya Stark (PHOTO)

The HBO series is wrapping up its final season.

Outlander

Everyone's favorite time-traveling romance won't be at this year's festivities, opting instead for an appearance at New York Comic-Con this fall. The Starz series has had a presence at the event in past years, but since Season 4 just wrapped in Scotland, their choice to wait makes sense. Fans can look forward to their New York Comic-Con appearance in October, prior to the show's November return — stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin will all be on-hand.

Westworld

The hosts won't be online for this go-around. The cast of the hit series made an appearance at last year's Comic-Con, but will be noticeably absent at this year's shindig. Since Season 2 finished airing in June, and HBO reps cited production schedules for their lack of a presence.

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With recent filming spoilers and casting news, it’s never too early to start speculating!

Stranger Things

Viewers will be stuck in the Upside Down for a little while longer, because Eleven, Mike, Lucas, and Dustin aren't coming to save you at Comic-Con this year. Netflix's '80s-set darling made a big splash at last year's event, but as filming on Season 3 continues, your favorite group of kick-ass kids will opt out this time. Fans of the show won't go home empty handed though: Funko revealed some bitchin' exclusives.

Gotham



Gotham fans were understandably disappointed when it was revealed that the cast and crew of the Fox series wouldn't appear at this year's event for their fifth and final season. But they aren't completely out of luck either: Star David Mazouz, who plays Bruce Wayne, will take part in TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites panel set for Saturday, July 21 at 5 p.m. PT, in the Indigo Ballroom.

Tom Ellis, David Mazouz, Eliza Taylor & More Join TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Panel at Comic-Con 2018 Tom Ellis, David Mazouz, Eliza Taylor & More Join TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Panel at Comic-Con 2018

Plus, a magical queen, a zombie, Superman's grandpa and more are making their way to the stage.

'The 100' Sneak Peek: Bellarke Comes Together... Sort Of (VIDEO)

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:30pm

Wonkru might want to sit down for this week's episode of The 100, because the algae is to hit the fan.

After being arrested for killing Cooper with Octavia's weaponized worms (also, ewww), Clarke (Eliza Taylor) is now in the clink and desperate to see Madi (Lola Flanery) before having to say "goodbye."

How Well Do You Know Your 'The 100' Ships? (QUIZ) How Well Do You Know Your 'The 100' Ships? (QUIZ)

Put your knowledge of the CW hit to the test!

Thankfully, Bellamy (Bob Morley) is able to bring his sister's preteen second-in-command and assure the incarcerated Clarke that she doesn't have a life sentence to worry about. Especially since the Red Queen has been royally screwed by her own brother.

Check out an exclusive sneak peek below:

The hour, entitled "Sic Semper Tyrannis," takes its name from the Latin phrase "Thus always to tyrants," which is what John Wilkes Booth screamed after assassinating Abraham Lincoln. So, yeah, that can't be good for someone, right?

In fact, as the battle between Diyoza's crew and Wonkru heats up — this week, quite literally — the one positive any of our gang can look forward to is that the show has moved up an hour earlier so fans will find out what's up — and witness this lingering, loaded Bellarke look — a bit sooner!

The 100, Tuesdays, 8/7c, The CW

'Orange Is the New Black' Season 6: First Look at the Trailer (VIDEO)

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:30am

The ladies of Litchfield are back!

Orange is the New Black returns for a sixth season on Netflix on July 27, and TV Insider has your first look at the trailer and sneak peek images from the new season! As you can see in the gallery above, Piper (Taylor Schilling), Red (Kate Mulgrew), Taystee (Danielle Brooks), and the crew are all in maximum security now, where the synopsis teases "friendships will be tested and new allegiances will be formed."

5 'Orange Is the New Black' Characters We Didn't See Enough of in Season 5 5 'Orange Is the New Black' Characters We Didn't See Enough of in Season 5

Check out characters we missed during the latest season of 'OITNB.'

But will they turn on each other to save themselves or stay loyal to their prison family? Check out the key art below for a hint, and watch the first trailer after that for a full season preview!

Orange is the New Black, Season 6 Premiere, Friday, July 27

Social Media (and Penn Badgley) Goes Dark in Lifetime's 'YOU' Key Art (PHOTO)

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:00am

"Not everyone wants to be followed."

That tagline perfectly sums up the ominous and layered theme of YOU, Lifetime's upcoming adaptation of the 2014 thriller by Caroline Kepnes (whose Providence is in stores now).  The series stars Penn Badgley as Joe, a seemingly normal Brooklyn bookseller who develops a deadly addiction to Beck, one of his customers (Elizabeth Lail).

 Penn Badgley Plays a Stalker in Lifetime's Series 'You' (VIDEO) WATCH: Penn Badgley Plays a Stalker in Lifetime's Series 'You' (VIDEO)

The series was created by 'Riverdale' producer Greg Berlanti.

In this exclusive first look at the show's promotional key art, you get a taste of the tale, which finds Joe using Beck's social media posts and digital footprint to first present himself as her perfect match, then as worst nightmare.

 

In reality, Joe is an increasingly violent stalker hellbent on removing anyone who dares to come between them. Sera Gamble (The Magicians) and Greg Berlanti (Supergirl) are co-exec producers on the project and Pretty Little Liars alum Shay Mitchell co-stars as Beck's best friend, Peach.

But don't worry about being spoiled on plot points if you're one of the millions who have read the original novel. Gamble has already promised us that certain storylines have been altered, updated, and may even be eliminated to expand the book's universe and deliver new surprises along the way. And given her success with building out The Magicians from its source materials, we have faith in YOU.

YOU, Series Premiere, Sunday, September 9, 10/9c, Lifetime

'Dance' Heads to the Academy, 'Ninja Warrior' in Minneapolis, 'Andi Mack' Has a Choice to Make

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 7:00am

A critical checklist of notable Monday TV:

So You Think You Can Dance (8/7c, Fox): Gosh, they hope they get it (apologies to A Chorus Line). The auditions are over, and now it’s time for those who impressed the judges to really stand out, as the dance action moves to the Academy for the next two episodess. The first round of callbacks begins at the Dolby Theatre, with cuts beginning to narrow the field to the Top 20.

See 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Laganja Estranja's 'SYTYCD' Audition (VIDEO) See 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Laganja Estranja's 'SYTYCD' Audition (VIDEO)

The Season 6 star was featured in the Season 15 premiere episode.

American Ninja Warrior (8/7c, NBC): Now airing an hour earlier, the grueling competition series moves to Minneapolis for the next qualifying round. Among the obstacles are two new challenges: “Double Twister” and “Diamond Dash,” which are almost certainly harder to navigate than they sound.

Jessie Graff on Preparing for Season 10 of 'American Ninja Warrior' Jessie Graff on Preparing for Season 10 of 'American Ninja Warrior'

The stuntwoman talks about partnering with Nexcare's 'Tough Love' campaign and using 'ANW' efforts to inspire resilient kids.

Andi Mack (8/7c, Disney Channel): In an episode titled “Andi’s Choice,” Andi (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) may need to choose between two admirers. Her ex-crush Jonah Beck (Asher Angel) finally figures out how to tell Andi how much he enjoys her company—but so does Walker (Darius Marcell), also smitten with the young Ms. Mack, whom he impresses with his acts of kindness. What’s a girl to do?

 'Hawaii Five-O' & 'Modern Family' Stars Lend Voices to Disney Junior's 'Fancy Nancy' First Look: 'Hawaii Five-O' & 'Modern Family' Stars Lend Voices to Disney Junior's 'Fancy Nancy'

Stars from 'Modern Family,' 'Cheers,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' and more lend voices to the new series.

The Workers Cup (10/9c, PBS, check local listings at pbs.org): While the world remains riveted to the FIFA World Cup soccer matches in Russia, about to enter the semifinal stage, the POV documentary series takes a sobering look at the labor force, mostly migrant workers recruited from Asia and Africa, on construction crews building stadiums and infrastructure projects for the 2022 games in Qatar. Adam Sobel’s film features a rare bright spot amid the tough conditions and low salaries: a tournament called the Workers Cup for employees of contractors, with players from Kenya, Ghana, India and Nepal bonding over love for the sport, although they know when the game’s over, it’s back to grueling work.

2018 World Cup Knockout Stage Schedule on Fox Sports 2018 World Cup Knockout Stage Schedule on Fox Sports

The 2018 World Cup soccer tournament enters the Round of 16 knockout stage

Inside Monday TV: All four movies of the Jaws franchise are available for a summer streaming binge on Amazon Prime Video, although it’s OK if you stop after the 1975 Steven Spielberg original, which was never equaled. … TV One’s “True Crime Mondays” adds to its lineup with ATL Homicide (10/9c), in which veteran Atlanta PD homicide detectives David Quinn and Vince Valasquez share some of their most puzzling and gruesome cases. … CNBC also jumps on the true-crime bandwagon with Deadly Rich (10/9c), investigating dark deeds among the infamously wealthy. The premiere delves into the 2009 murders of Ben Novack Jr., heir to the Miami Fountainbleau Hotel, and his mother, Bernice, in a New York hotel room. … Continuing last week’s story on CBS’s Elementary (10/9c), Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) enlists the help of an old enemy to protect his father, Morland (John Noble), from a mortal threat.

My TV Obsessions: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Host Cat Deeley on Her Celeb Crush

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 5:00pm

Since 2006, Cat Deeley has served as the host of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance — a feat of longevity most hosts aspire to — which has also earned her five Emmy nominations.

But when she's not ushering in the newest generation of dance talent, she's a television viewer just like us! Below, the reality mainstay shares her TV crush, the series she misses the most, the person who makes her laugh the most, and more.

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The Season 6 star was featured in the Season 15 premiere episode.

MY CURRENT FAVORITE SHOW

The Crown. It’s a little piece of home in California. Claire Foy (below) is a national treasure, and the cast is extraordinary.

THE FUNNIEST PERSON ON TV

Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G.). That is one brilliant, sidesplittingly funny lady—in any medium.

Tiffany Haddish and Tracy Morgan on 'The Last O.G.'

THE SHOW I MISS MOST

Sex and the City. Those four women were an integral part of my youth.

THE FIRST THING I WATCH WHEN I WAKE UP

Our boy Milo [age 2] always gets into bed with us in the morning and the first thing he asks to see are rocket launches. We’ve seen them all: Saturn V, Falcon 9, Delta II (above) and all of the Apollos!

MY DREAM CO-STAR

Tom Selleck. I’ve had a crush on Mr. Selleck since he starred in Magnum, P.I.

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For the first time, the 'Blue Bloods' star shared with us his feelings on his show being remade.

THE LAST THING I BINGED

Bobby Kennedy for President, the Netflix documentary. Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.

THE SHOW I WANT TO SEE REBOOTED

The Fall Guy. It was compulsive Saturday-night viewing when I was a kid. We knew all the words to the theme tune.



I WILL WATCH ANYTHING WITH _____

David Attenborough. Planet Earth was a work of art. His voice is completely calming and vaguely hypnotic.

So You Think You Can Dance, Mondays, 8/7c, Fox

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