After her extended time in Vietnam, Hetty's presence in the series is what fans are craving. Thankfully, she was rescued in the March episode "Goodbye, Vietnam," which means that she isn't likely to go anywhere anytime soon — at least not somewhere where she'll be endangered.Who's Leaving ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ in Season 10? An Investigation Into Who Dies
The Season 9 finale left fans with a major cliffhanger.
Rather, Hetty's presence is more likely now than ever in the series' upcoming 10th season, since four of its main stars were left with a major cliffhanger in the Season 9 finale. Callen (Chris O'Donnell), Sam (LL Cool J), Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen), and Kensi (Daniela Ruah) all had a run in with a missile when it struck their vehicle, leaving their fates up to chance.
With those uncertainties, it would only make sense that the series would include more Hetty moments, at least at the beginning of the season. Hetty and Hunt herself aren't only loved by fans, but by the cast as well.7 Best 'NCIS' Crossover Episodes With 'New Orleans' & 'Los Angeles'
The original show and its spinoffs, 'NCIS: LA' and 'NCIS: New Orleans,' have mixed in a number of episodes.
Prior to Hetty's rescue episode in March, Eric Christian Olsen spoke to TV Line about the special mission, and why it meant so much to the cast.
"There’s always this romanticized version of what we want to do 'after work,' but her work is so deeply embedded and ingrained in who she is that this is her," he said about Hunt's character.
"She’s going to do this — hopefully forever. And I say that not only as a character but as an actor on the show. Everything is better with Linda Hunt, and everything is better with Hetty Lange."
It may have been months since Christian uttered this statement, but it's definitely enough to keep fans' hopes alive that Season 10 will in fact include more Hetty Lange. And let's face it — the show just wouldn't be the same without more Hetty.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Season 10, Sundays this fall (premiere date TBD), 9/8c, CBS
Hey, if you're gonna be traveling through different dimensions, you're gonna need a sick bag and Sprayground has got you covered.
The street-style company, known for its edgy, addictive and color-soaked line of wares, has already launched eye-catching backpacks featuring Family Guy, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Deadpool, Looney Tunes and its own distinctive shark design. (The camo line is perfection, BTW.)'Rick and Morty' Explores Cannibalism? The Cast and Creators Discuss That and Other Questionable Subjects (VIDEO)
Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Ryan Ridley, Sarah Chalke, and Spencer Grammer also tease what's still to come in Season 3.
This week, Sprayground upped their pop culture game with an Instagram sneak peek at their latest collaboration with cult-fave cartoon Rick and Morty. It racked up over 14,000 likes in less than 24 hours! (Never underestimate the fervor of those R&M fans. McDonald's did and yikes.)
Now, we have your exclusive full look at the first of two bags about to drop this summer. And yes, it's ok to drool. Rick is!
The Rick and Morty Shark, available on July 3, features everyone's favorite mad scientist sporting the Sprayground shark mouth in colors befitting the Adult Swim of it all. The bag also features a lined pocket on the top for your shades, a front zippered compartment, interior laptop sleeve, padded shoulder straps, and two side pockets with velcro closures.
Honestly, the only thing it doesn't come with is Szechuan Sauce and a list of snappy replies to the endless "Where did you get that?" queries coming your way. (Note: You can get it right here.)
A second bag is set to debut later this summer and we'll be updating you on that design once it's safe to spill the deets.
When ABC first announced its new reality dating "pageant" The Proposal, TV viewers were skeptical. How can you really know if you want to marry someone in the period of an hour episode?
Of course, this is from the creator of The Bachelor franchise. And we already knew that lightning can strike more than once when it comes to creating lasting relationships in a brief time. But has it worked for this new series?
Click through the gallery above to find out where the couples of The Proposal are now. Check back each week as more couples are added to the bunch!
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Find out which couples are still going strong.
On Thursday, FX Networks (FX and FXX) revealed the Fall 2018 premiere dates for its new and returning series.
Kurt Sutter's Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans M.C., Season 8 of American Horror Story, Season 13 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and new drama Mr Inbetween will all bow in September. Check below for specific dates and more details.Fox Fall 2018 Premiere Dates: 'Lethal Weapon,' 'Last Man Standing' & More
Plus, find out when new series like 'The Cool Kids' and 'Rel' will make their debuts.FX FALL 2018 PREMIERE DATES
Mayans M.C. — New Series Premieres Tuesday, September 4, 10/9c.
Described as the "next chapter in Kurt Sutter's award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga,” this drama is set in a post-Jax Teller world, where Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos and Sarah Bolger are also among the ensemble cast.'Mayans MC': 5 Things We Learned About 'Sons of Anarchy' Spinoff at ATX Festival
Creator Kurt Sutter debuted a clip at the ATX TV festival on Friday.
American Horror Story — Season 8 Premieres Wednesday, September 12, 10/9c.
The latest installment of Ryan Murphy's creepy installment series has previously been confirmed as being a crossover between its previous "Coven" and "Murder House" seasons.'American Horror Story' Season 8: All the Confirmed & Rumored Cast
Ryan Murphy's next creation is a 'Murder House'-'Coven' crossover.Mr Inbetween — New Series Premieres in September (Date TBD).
Australian actor Scott Ryan created and stars in this six-episode half-hour drama based on his short film. He plays Ray Shoesmith, a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend who also happens to be a criminal for hire.FXX FALL 2018 PREMIERE DATES
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia — Season 13 Premieres Wednesday, September 5, 10/9c.
Mac (Rob McElhenney), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito) return to their duplicitous, scheming ways at Paddy’s Pub, while Dennis (Glenn Howerton) takes on the new role of father in North Dakota.Will Mindy Kaling Guest Star on 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Season 13?
It appears the gang may have gained a member.
Your fall TV schedule is filling up!
After The CW and NBC previously announced their premiere dates, Fox got in on the action Thursday with their own lineup of fall shows. Among those are the highly-anticipated return of Last Man Standing with Tim Allen (which the network revived after ABC's cancellation), a new season of Lethal Weapon without former co-lead Clayne Crawford, and a new season of 9-1-1 with cast addition Jennifer Love Hewitt.Your Complete Fall 2018 Network TV Schedule
The definitive guide on when and where to watch your shows this fall.
Also worth making note of are new sitcoms like The Cool Kids, featuring comedy vets like David Alan Grier, Vicky Lawrence, and Martin Mull, and Rel with Get Out standout Lil Rel Howery.
Read on below for the full list of fall 2018 premiere dates and times (in ET) on Fox.
Sunday, Sept. 9
8:00-8:30 p.m. — Rel (Special Preview)
Sunday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 p.m. — 9-1-1 (Special Season 2 Premiere, Part 1)
Monday, Sept. 24
8:00-9:00 p.m. — The Resident (Season 2 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. — 9-1-1 (Special Season 2 Premiere, Part 2)How Will Riggs Leave 'Lethal Weapon'? 3 Theories for Clayne Crawford’s Exit
We have a few theories for how the Fox show will write him off of the show.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 p.m. — The Gifted (Season 2 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. — Lethal Weapon (Season 3 Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 26
8:00-9:00 p.m. — Empire (Season 5 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. — Star (Season 3 Premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 27
7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT LIVE — Thursday Night Football (FOX Sports Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 28
8:00-8:30 p.m. — Last Man Standing (Network Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. — The Cool Kids (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. — Hell's Kitchen (Season 18 Premiere)Which Cast Members Are Returning for the 'Last Man Standing' Revival?
The Tim Allen-led show is reassembling many of its stars for its return on Fox.
Sunday, Sept. 30
8:00-8:30 p.m. — The Simpsons (Season 30 Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. — Bob's Burgers (Season 9 Premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. — Family Guy (Season 16 Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. — Rel (Time Period Premiere)
Mark Burnett's latest TV venture is EPIX's boxing competition series The Contender, a revival of the series that originally aired on NBC, ESPN and the now-defunct Versus network from 2005-09.
The series will feature 16 fighters who will compete for the title of "The Contender" and will see them participate in hardcore clashes that will result in eliminations. Hosted by boxing champ Andre "Son of God" Ward, the series will make its debut on the premium network Friday, August 24.
Among the coaches for the fighters are trainers Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson, Roach is known for training famous fighter Manny Pacquiao while Richardson is known for training "Sugar" Shane Mosley.Paul 'Triple H' Levesque on WWE's U.K. Championship Tournament & Global Expansion
WWE has big plans for further global expansion.
Meet the fighters by scrolling through the images above, and make sure to catch The Contender this August.
The Contender, Premieres Friday, Aug. 24, 10/9c, EPIX
For months, we've been getting bits and pieces of info about DC Universe, the new streaming platform being launched later this fall by DC Entertainment.
We've seen the Titans costumes, heard about Doom Patrol, and gotten wind of some animated projects in the works. But today, it's like the DC Comics gods have blessed us with a bounty of intel and we want this thing right damn now.
The first-of-its kind digital subscription service covers all the bases: exclusive content and experiences unavailable anywhere else; original live-action and animated series; access to a backlog of classic TV shows and movies; a curated collection of digital comic books; news; an exhaustive DC-centric encyclopedia; and first dibs on merchandise offered to subscribers only.
And since this world is aimed at giving fans what they want, there will also be opportunities for users to connect with other members of the DC community, nab premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests.DC Names Streaming Service DC Universe, Reveals Live-Action 'Swamp Thing' Series
The service launches later this year.
In the release touting the myriad layers of DC content, Warner Bros. Digital Network president Craig Hunegs states that “developing new ways for consumers to access some of our most popular and iconic brands and franchises as well as exclusive new content whenever they want, on the devices they choose, is one of our studio's top priorities." DC Universe, he continued, "gives fans a place to tailor their experience and build a direct relationship with DC in a way they never could before.”
Echoing his sentiment is Jim Lee, chief creative officer and publisher, DC Entertainment. “DC Universe is so much more than a streaming service," he offers in the release. "It’s a welcoming place for everyone to immerse themselves in their own level of DC fandom, with the epic characters, stories, and experiences they have come to expect from DC.”
Citing the "high-quality shows including the new Titans series, and curating the most beloved nostalgic content," Lee sees the service as "elevating the comic reading experience to new heights. Nothing this robust has ever been offered to fans before.”
For those like us who need this in their lives immediately, you can sign up today for a chance to score beta access, which opens August 2018. If chosen, members will get to test the new digital platform and possibly even help shape its development through feedback before the official launch this fall 2018.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the key art for some of DC Universe's early offerings as well as some of the classic titles that will be available on-demand.
Corruption of the soul blots the fabled handsomeness of Hugh Grant as the embattled central figure of A Very English Scandal. Unlike ABC’s own now-shuttered Scandal, this is riveting because it’s absolutely true.
With rare economy over three witty and jauntily devastating episodes, writer Russell T Davies (Torchwood) and director Stephen Frears (The Queen) adapt John Preston’s book about Jeremy Thorpe (Grant), a politician of monstrously hypocritical character.'Goliath,' 'Suits' and More Coming to Amazon in June 2018
Plus Oscar nominated films 'Lady Bird' & 'The Disaster Artist' join Prime Video.
From 1967 to 1976, he led Parliament’s Liberal Party — when he wasn’t secretly and haplessly plotting to kill his pesky ex-lover, Norman Scott (a typically brilliant Ben Whishaw).
Clueless Norman, a ragamuffin who just wants his national insurance card, threatens Thorpe’s well-honed public image with his repeated entreaties, never dreaming of the lethal consequences.
When a hit goes awry, Norman takes his story public, resulting in a sensational trial that sends Thorpe into deeper, soul-chilling denial. Justice may not be served, but the lucky viewer is.
A Very English Scandal, Series Premiere, Friday, June 29, Amazon Prime Video
'Drag Race' Finale & Trailblazer Honors on VH1, Sports Doc 'Alone in the Game,' a 'CMT Crossroads' Crossover
A selective critical checklist of notable Thursday TV:
RuPaul’s Drag Race (8/7c, VH1): Life is anything but a drag on this most flamboyant and grandly entertaining of reality competitions. The finale of the milestone 10th season pits the final four in one last spectacular drag-off, and odds favor Brooklyn’s Aquaria—who has yet to lip-sync for her life—to strut away as winner.Popular 'RuPaul Drag Race' Alums Getting Their Own Shows (VIDEO)
Don't miss a moment of Miz Cracker, Aja, and Vanessa 'Miss Vanjie' Mateo!
This is followed by the annual VH1 Trailblazer Honors (9:30/8:30c, also on Logo) ceremony, celebrating diversity and social justice, with honorees including power producer Ryan Murphy, whose latest triumphs include Pose on FX and Broadway’s Boys in the Band revival, plus James Baldwin, the ACLU and social activists Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin (the parents of Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin).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.'
Alone in the Game (8/7c, Audience Network): This feature-length documentary examines the challenges still facing LGBTQ athletes on the pro, collegiate and Olympic levels. Featured prominently in the special is out soccer star Robbie Rogers, formerly of the MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy (and husband of mega-producer Greg Berlanti), who laments that his coming out in 2013 didn’t spark a trend among other pro athletes. (Of 4,696 pro athletes in America, none are openly gay.) An SEC player does come out on camera, while a Divison 1 player protects his identity—not from shame, but from fear of how his teammates and coach would react.Your Complete Viewing Guide to the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Plus, find out which teams are favorited and the superstar talent that will have you tuning in.
CMT Crossroads (10/9c, CMT): The latest crossover concert from this musical series pairs country singer-songwriter Luke Combs with Grammy-nominated R&B star Leon Bridges, filmed earlier this month in an outdoor venue on the corner of 5th and Broadway in downtown Nashville. Speaking of which, this special follows a new episode of the final season of Nashville (9/8c), during which Deacon (Charles Esten) receives an unwelcome visitor: his abusive father, played by Ronny Cox, who’s a seasoned musician himself. (Remember Deliverance and “Dueling Banjos?”)'Nashville' Final Episodes Preview: Wait, Is Rayna James Back From the Dead?! (VIDEO)
The newly-released trailer for the final episodes of the CMT show teases a ghostly return.
Inside Thursday’s TV: On Freeform’s Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (8/7c), Tyrone (Aubrey Joseph) puts his Cloak superpowers aside long enough to play in the basketball state finals, while Tandy/Dagger (Olivia Holt) tests her own powers to get new insights into the Roxxon cover-up. … Emmy winner Regina Hall (American Crime) lightens up as one of the guest judges on ABC’s The Gong Show (8/7c), where the acts include a human hamster inside a giant wheel. Because, why not? … The workplace steps aside for a Duvet family reunion on Comedy Central’s Detroiters (10:30/9:30c), with Sam (Sam Richardson) taking charge as grill master. With these doofuses, very little is actually well done, so there’s reason to be concerned.'Cloak & Dagger': Olivia Holt & Aubrey Joseph on Their Marvel-ous New Roles (VIDEO)
We also did a round of quickfire questions with Freeform's newest stars, Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph.
After that, American Pie actor Seann William Scott was chosen as a replacement for co-lead alongside Damon Wayans. Thus, viewers further speculated about how the cop dramedy would handle Crawford's character Martin Rigg's exit.'Lethal Weapon': Shocking Audio of Clayne Crawford & Damon Wayans's On-Set Feud
Crawford has been fired from the show and replaced for the upcoming third season.
Scott's character is rumored to be the brother of Riggs, and it makes sense, as having Scott as a new partner with the same name would keep with the show's '80s and '90s film source material.
And as fans know, Riggs was shot in the Season 2 finale, leaving his life hanging in the balance. So with that, we're thinking ahead to Season 3, and we have a few potential exits for Crawford's fan favorite character.1. Riggs tragically dies from his gunshot wound
The cleanest exit, this theory seems most likely to be Fox's course in terms of terminating Crawford's character from the show. And if Scott is to play Crawford's brother in the show, a wake, funeral, or will reading would be a perfect place for him to meet Murtaugh (Damon Wayans). That said, after the showrunners upset fans by firing Crawford, they may want to pay his beloved character a little more respect...'Lethal Weapon' Replaces Clayne Crawford With Seann William Scott for Season 3 — See Crawford's Response
The show will return on Fox this fall without Martin Riggs.2. Riggs leaves L.A. for good
After being shot, Riggs may decide to leave L.A. and start fresh. This would parallel when he left Texas and started anew at the beginning of the series, after his wife and child were killed.
If things were ever to resolve off-screen between Crawford and Wayans, this theory would leave the potential for a return appearance.3. Riggs exits the police force
The least likely out of any theories, considering that Riggs is known for his wild and daring side. However, Riggs has become more attached to his girlfriend and her son of late, so he may decide to leave the force to play it safe and be a better father. This would then remove him from the day-to-day of the show's action.
We'll have to wait and see what happens when the show returns this fall!
Lethal Weapon, Season 3, Coming 2018, Fox
July is coming, which means soaring temperatures outdoors and a welcoming climate indoors — perfect for your summer binge-fest.
Netflix is releasing plenty of great content during the mid-summer month, including some old favorites as well as new titles. Among the smorgasbord is one of Netflix's first originals, Orange Is the New Black.
The hit series will debut its sixth season on July 27, a little over a year later since its fifth season. As for other content, subscribers can look forward to new episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee July 6, and The Joel McHale Show beginning July 15, among much more.What's Coming and Going From Netflix in June 2018
The 'Sense8' series finale, 'Luke Cage,' 'GLOW' & more are arriving this month.
For the full July lineup check out the list below.Available This Month On Netflix:
Blue Bloods: Season 8
Bo Burnham: what.
Hawaii Five-O: Season 8
Interview with a Vampire
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Jurassic Park III
Madam Secretary: Season 4
Menace II Society
NCIS: Season 15
Queens of Comedy: Season 2
Rica, Famosa, Latina: Seasons 1-4
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
The Boondock Saints
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The Princess Diaries
We Own the Night
We the Marines
What We Started'The Sinner' Season 2 Trailer: A New Dark & Twisted Mystery Is Revealed (VIDEO)
The Jessica Biel-produced crime thriller returns to USA in August.
Dance Academy: The Comeback
Good Witch: Season 4
King of Peking
The Sinner: Season 1
The Comedy Lineup — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Anne with an E: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: Freshly Brewed — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
First Team: Juventus: Part B — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Free Rein: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Inside the World's Toughest Prisons: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sacred Games — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Samantha! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Fosters: Season 5
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter — NETFLIX FILM
The Skin of The Wolf — NETFLIX FILM
White Fang — NETFLIX FILM
Lockup: Extended Stay: Collection 1
Drug Lords: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Gone Baby Gone
How It Ends — NETFLIX FILM
Jim Jeffries: This Is Me Now — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Sugar Rush — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Bonusfamiljen: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Going for Gold
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Amazing Interiors — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dark Tourist — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Deep Undercover: Collection 3
Duck Duck Goose — NETFLIX FILM
Father of the Year — NETFLIX FILM
Fix It and Finish It: Collection 35 '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.'
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Last Chance U: EMCC & Life After — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Last Chance U: INDY: Part 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Warning — NETFLIX FILM
Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Cupcake & Dino - General Services — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Extinction — NETFLIX FILM
Orange Is the New Black: Season 6 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Master of Rome — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Bleeding Edge — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Worst Witch: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Welcome to the Family — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Shameless: Season 8
The Company Men
Sofia the First: Season 4
A Very Secret Service: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
El Chapo: Season 3Leaving This Month:
Along Came Polly
An Honest Liar
Bring It On
Bring It On Again
Bring It On: All or Nothing
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Bring It On: In It to Win It
CocktailWhat's Streaming on Netflix, Hulu, & Amazon? 'Queer Eye,' '10x10,' & More
And find out all the movies that are soon available.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
Midnight in Paris
More Than a Game
Piglet's Big MovieEverything We Know About 'Lucifer' Season 4 on Netflix So Far
From returning stars to possible story lines, we've got you covered.
Rugrats Go Wild
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
The Art of War
V for Vendetta
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear KingdomA '9 to 5' Reunion? Dolly Parton May Stop by 'Grace & Frankie' Amid Netflix Deal
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin tease potential guest role for Dolly Parton.
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Seasons 1-5
Ratchet and Clank
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Lockup: State Prisons: Collection 1
Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary
A Cinderella Story
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot
There's a demented bent over at truTV and we approve their audacious approach to comedy!
Whether it's Andrea Savage's hilariously raunchy I'm Sorry or the subversive take on HGTV that is At Home with Amy Sedaris, the network has become the go-to spot for content that is as weird as it is wonderfully entertaining.'I'm Sorry' Star and EP Andrea Savage on Directing the Most Awkward Play Date Ever
A real-life play-date disaster inspires this week's awkward comedy.
So it makes perfect sense that truTV is about to unleash Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, a genre-mashup anthology series from the screaming comic-turned-director serving up tales of the weird with a side of social satire and quite a few surprises.
"You're not quite sure where the twists are going to be," confirms Goldthwait, who was clearly influenced by Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt.
Here, he and comedian Bridgette Everett — who appears as a mermaid in an early episode — spill the deets on the myths, monsters, and how Melissa Joan Hart is "definitely playing against type" in her installment.
Now, click through our exclusive gallery to see some of the other stars popping up in the first season.
Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, July 11, 10pm ET/PT on truTV
It was like the cabs had never left when Jersey Shore Family Vacation hit the MTV airwaves in April. Our favorite band of fist pumpers (minus Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola) from the original show reunited and hit the beaches of Miami for another round of gym, tan, laundry.
Although many of them remained tight, Vinny Guadagnino found enough time had passed, and they missed each other.
“I think we saw what out there on TV,” he said, ahead of the spinoff’s season finale June 28. “I felt the world was lacking something. Everyone can get a sense of it. As soon as they asked us to do it, we couldn’t believe it. We saw it as an amazing second chance opportunity. Let’s give the world what they’ve been missing.”MTV Announces New Studio, Will Revive 'Daria,' 'The Real World,' & 'Aeon Flux'
MTV president Chris McCarthy also teased possible reboots of 'Beavis and Butt-Head' & 'Unplugged.'
And the cast has certainly delivered on the drama and craziness viewers have come to expect. When Jersey Shore left the airwaves in 2012 after six seasons, social media was beginning to explode. Guadagnino was excited to see how Vacation would fit in today’s day and age of live tweeting.
“It’s instant feedback,” he said. “You can see what people are saying to you and about you.
"Things go viral so quickly now. We have so many catchphrases and all the gifs and memes…It keeps spreading awareness of what is going on. It’s like one old school AOL chatroom when you would talk and see who was online. Now it’s like the entire world is watching it together and making each other laugh. So that’s my favorite part of doing it now.”
The filming experience exceeded the 30-year-old’s expectations. He felt a greater appreciation for the opportunity to have a series back on television.
“People don’t know how hard this business is,” Guadagnino said. “To get a show in the first place. We know now because we’ve had some time off and living in the real world trying to sell TV shows and trying to be successful without Jersey Shore. People don’t realize how difficult this business is to even get one chance at something great.
"But to get another chance and for it to do well and pick up where we left off, to smash the ratings like nothing else changed. To be the number one spot on Thursday nights. To be trending on Twitter every week. It’s kind of like the greatest reality show of all-time when you think about it.”
After almost a decade in the public eye, the “Keto Guido” is a seasoned pro. He understands that what cameras are chronicling will be edited and cut into episodes for consumption and scrutiny. Watching the show unfold, Guadagnino knows it’s what he signed up for.
“I remember every single night that happened, but now I’m looking at what is going to be a cliffhanger or the thing they are going to elude to on the next episode,” he said.
“Personally, there were a couple of times where I was drunk in the club and doing some things that made my girlfriend at the time uncomfortable that I kind of was looking at myself and calling myself an a—hole.
"Other than that, I think I’m doing what normal people do when they go out and get blacked out drunk. We just have to watch it back and have the whole world watch and be under a magnifying glass.”
Guadagnino drew some backlash this season for his flirtations with bottle girls at a club. He called his then girlfriend Elicea Shyann after nights out to maintain transparency.
“I understand at the surface level and what the normal every day viewers sees,” Guadagnino said. “They interpret it as a show that puts it out there with headlines like, ‘Vinny is a giant cheater.’ Anyone else are more mindful and thoughtful and gets it a little more. They see things being blown out of proportion. Things being edited for entertainment purposes to make a storyline.
"At the end of the day, I think everyone would agree there are people who really do cheat on their significant others by sleeping with other people and getting other people’s phone numbers and dating on the side and relationships on the side.
“I’m drunk calling a bottle girl. In reality show world that’s cheating. People who are just going to watch it for what it is and be entertained are going to go with that. Anyone who knows me and who I really am will understand that I don’t think that’s cheating. However, I was looking and acting like a drunk a—hole. I’ll admit that.”MTV Resumes Filming 'Catfish' After Finding Sexual Harassment Claims 'Not Credible'
Schulman has denied the accusations in a statement.
A wrench was thrown into the season as exiled former cast member Angelina Pivarnick payed a surprise visit to the house. Pauly D DelVecchio brought her in, effectively reigning the prank war champion.
“She never disappoints,” Guadagnino said. “She is a shocker. She even shocks us. Just when we thought that she was going to come and squash the beef and be nice to us now, she came in and took a s--- in her pants.
"Everyone was like, ‘My God. This girl really is the ‘Staten Island Dump.’ She does not disappoint.’ I’ll admit it’s very entertaining. It’s not something I would do, but she does not disappoint. The ‘Staten Island Dump’ does not disappoint.”
Another part of the season that didn’t disappoint was Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s proposal to his longtime girlfriend. Each housemate helped make the moment special.
“When we’re filming obviously we go out and party, but I’ve always been one to look for more meaningful things to do,” Guadagnino said. “Little tasks and projects. I actually enjoyed working in the t-shirt shop because it was something that required me to use my mind, talk to people and be social. When we heard that we had to plan his engagement, I was excited about it.
“I was like, ‘We’re going to do this and that. Play this on the projector screen. I’m going to walk here and there.’ I was kind of quarterbacking it. It was fun, but the overall general idea was really cool. The fact that we met each other around 9 or 10 years ago, and now we’re planning each other’s engagements. And now it’s all on the show.
"It’s crazy the timing of it all happened like this because for the last couple of years when we were off the show none of this was happening. The fact that it’s happening when we’re on the show and it’s documented for the world to see is pretty amazing.”
Guadagnino got a gift of his own, coming the house after a trip to see his mom Paola and Uncle Nino. This especially caught the beloved son off guard, knowing mom doesn’t venture outside Staten Island often.'Jersey Shore' Returning: 9 GIFs to Remind You How Much You Missed It
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“I think the only time she leaves is when I make her to do a TV show,” he said. “The fact that we walked in the house was amazing because we had been gone for a while. I remember on the way home from the Bahamas I was like, ‘Oh my God. I want a real Italian meal.’ We were in Miami, so not much Italian food. We needed real Italian food. So, I walked in the house and saw my mama with that spread there. It was amazing. Everyone loved it.”
Seeing all the OG cast members together was a welcome sight for longtime Jersey Shore. And even though Sammi “Sweetheart” wasn’t there, the house kept her presence thanks to a doll created in her likeness.
“The last I saw the doll MTV had brought her back for an episode of TRL. So, I think MTV put her in the vault,” Guadagnino said. “I think she should go into Madam Madame Tussaud's wax museums.”
Guadagnino reflects on everything that happened in Miami and wondered what was left to show in the finale. Then he watched a preview. Memories start flooding back to him.The 'Jersey Shore' Cast Then & Now: See Their 'New Faces' (PHOTOS)
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“Number one, we went out to this club E11EVEN that we used go to. Pauly DJed doing his final goodbye bash. Of course, we are going crazy because it’s the end and Pauly is DJing,” he remembered.
“His stalker shows up. The one we used to see in Jersey. She just randomly showed up. Some funny things happen with that. Then there is probably one of the biggest blowups between Ronnie [Ortiz-Magro] and Mike that gets actually really real for the first time. They’ve been roasting each other all season, joking around back and forth.
“This last one gets really serious. It was funny too because I remember the day it happened when we were filming, everything was fine. We were cheers-ing, and everyone was like, ‘Have a good one. See you soon.’ Then all of a sudden, this giant fight happened. So, the finale has a lot in store. Probably the realest thing that has happened yet.”
Those sad the season is ending, know it’s not the end. MTV renewed the series for a second season taking place in Las Vegas.
“We’re filming right now. I can tell you it does not disappoint,” Guadagnino hints. “If anything, it’s even crazier. Mark my words. It’s even crazier. Miami looked like a merry-go-round and friendly little adventure compared to what is happening on this next season.
"We know what to do now. We’re pros. And when I say pros I don’t mean that we got there and faking things. When I say pros, I’m saying we know how to be ourselves in front of a camera.
“A lot of people who are new at reality shows. They probably go on there and act like a character they think they should be. Whereas we have been doing it for a long time, we’re immune to the cameras. We don’t even pay attention to them and do our thing.
"Producers don’t have to coach us up. They don’t’ have to tell us what to do. If we want to say something, we say it. We know we have limited time with each other, and we’re going to get the biggest bang out of it. As we are doing these reboots, it’s like getting crazier and crazier. We’re veterans. We just know what to do.”Renewed TV Shows 2018: Find Out Which Series Will Return for Another Season
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Considering if there is a Season 3, Guadagnino wouldn’t mind bringing the show back to its roots. Back where it all began.
“To me, where we are is the backdrop. What really goes on is not the place, it’s more about the interactions between each other,” he said. “I love Miami. I love Las Vegas. I love the major cities because I like partying. I like going to the party capitals.
"I also would like to see us back in our own element of Jersey because I thin that is where everyone loves us the most because it reminds them of the past.
“There is also nothing really glamorous about it. There are just these bars, and you go out. It just humbles you. Even when we’re out now, we’re not always trying to be just VIP. We’re like regular people, and I think people appreciate that.”
Jersey Shore Family Vacation, Season 1 finale Thursday, June 28, 8/7c, MTV
Admit it: You love it when baking show contestants fail spectacularly — when the fondant falls apart, the marzipan melts and the cookie crumbles. Those delicious disasters are the key to the popularity of Netflix’s Nailed It!, a twisted competition in which amateurs try to re-create impossibly complicated confections, to hilarious effect.
To see the results of the unicorn cake challenge — one of the new episodes streaming Friday, June 29 — is to know the meaning of diminishing returns.What's Coming and Going From Netflix in June 2018
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"The things people make are so amazingly bad that they’re good," says host Nicole Byer, who, along with celebrity chocolatier Jacques Torres and various guests, also passes judgment on the taste and appearance of the show’s frosted dumpster fires. Which begs the question: Is she rooting for the contestants or secretly hoping for a dud?
"I just don’t want anything in the middle," she says. "I want to go, 'Oof, you failed so magnificently!' Or I want something so amazingly perfect that we’re like, 'Wow!'"
The menu features more than just dessert this season. Contestants will also have to craft elaborate snack platters and mind-bendingly intricate pancakes — shaped like other foods! Watching these frantic, frustrated home cooks makes you wonder why they would put themselves through this.Renewed TV Shows 2018: Find Out Which Series Will Return for Another Season
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"Because people are very cocky," Byer theorizes. "People in this day and age look at something and go, 'I can do that better.' Everyone thinks they can do everything, and that’s just not true."
She would know. She was recently asked to replicate one of Torres’s famed cookie houses for a talk show, and it went about as well as you might expect: "The cookie exploded in my oven," she confesses. "Can’t tell you how that happened."
Surely there’s a lesson to be learned from the misbegotten baked goods on Nailed It! "You gotta put in the work," Byer suggests. "To make good cakes from scratch that are delicious, that look beautiful, you gotta put in the hours."
And after she puts in the hours tasting sweets all day, Byer has found a unique approach to palate-cleansing: "I eat a big bowl of vodka."
Nailed It!, Season 2 Available Friday, June 29, Netflix
When Shakira Barrera arrived on set for Season 2 of GLOW it truly was art imitating life.
Portraying Yolanda, a Mexican-American stripper/dancer Sam (Marc Marron) recruits to join the eclectic troupe of women wrestlers, the 28-year-old new addition can see a lot of herself in Yo-Yo — with some differences, too.
“Well, I’m not a stripper, but I am a dancer,” she said. “I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. [My character] is a little bit more versatile in a sense that she can breakdance, and I never did breakdancing in my life. You’ll see Yolanda do a little bit of breakdancing. I think she says a lot more unfiltered remarks than I would. I feel like she would cost me my job if I walked around with her mouth.Roush Review: 'GLOW' Season 2 Is Warm, Funny & Deliciously Complicated
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“We are pretty close in the sense that we are both very caring. I had a similar experience to her walking into the show and not knowing these women. Yolanda went through the same exact thing walking into the ring and not knowing who these women are, and [wondering] if they would accept her. I feel like her and I went through the same journey.”
Barrera submitted an audition tape to a casting director, impressed producers and joined the Netflix series not long after. She was already a fan of the show, quirky tone and writing. In her eyes, there is nothing really like it on television.
“I just really worked on being confident and knowing that these women had already made a successful season one. They already had a successful season without me,” she said.
“They gave me the blueprint, so I couldn’t fail. I knew just walking in that I had a lot to prove, but I wasn’t going to let my nerves or jitters get in the way.
"I really wanted to earn my spot in the GLOW family. I feel that really encouraged me to always be a student throughout the entire process and really learn from the girls because I really was behind. I wasn’t in season one, so I felt like I had a lot of catching up to do.”
Easing the transition was a familiar face in Britney Young, who plays Carmen “Machu Picchu.” The two initially met on TruTV’s Those Who Can’t.
“I just remember her coming up to me, and me thinking that she is the warmest human being on the face of the earth,” Barrera said. “Just her smile alone can light up a room. I feel like she was so welcoming toward me. I remember her being one of the first faces who said, ‘We’re here to support you with whatever you need and have questions with.’
"She showed me that I was going to be part of the family. Sydelle [Noel] also brought me to the SAG Awards as her plus one. That was phenomenal to me. I really can’t explain further how beautiful and charming these women are.”Britney Young Says 'GLOW' Season 2 Features New Friendships, New Rivalries & 'a Lot More Wrestling'
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As for the wrestling side of GLOW, Barrera's dance background helped in some ways. Though she found out quickly that crashing down on a ring mat hurts. The training brought new meaning to the "no pain, no gain" mentality.
“There are wrestling bruises and dancing bruises. Wrestling will take you down for a couple days or more,” Barrera said. “The neck injuries from not landing properly will take you out.
"It was easy for me to pick up, in a sense, where my feet were supposed to go and the weight transfer. The coordination between what I’m supposed to do with my hands and feet. That was simpler for me to understand. But it’s such a partner type of sport that you really need to be in tune with the other person.”
The actress credits the show for casting women of all shapes, sizes and colors. She takes pride bringing more representation for the Latin American community.
“When I watched Season 1 I wanted a Latin person on there,” she said. “I’m honored that it’s me. I’m Nicaraguan-American. With so many things going on socially and politically in the world right now it’s really nice and refreshing that people can see me and know it’s possible.
"In Nicaragua, there is so much going on with President [Daniel] Ortega. More than 180 are dead because of the war going on over there. I just feel like as a Nicaraguan-American, I need to show the people they need to dream. They need to know that other things are possible. That’s what I hope the show does for them and my character does for them. Shows the misfits or people who think they can’t go on that if I can do it, they can do it.”
By the same token, Barrera hopes to bring the same sense of empowerment through Yolanda to the LGBTQ community. She believes the character doesn’t conform to the social construct.
“I feel like society has put lesbians in a box,” she said. “I feel [Yolanda] is someone who stands out and has her own unique personal style. Just to know that she is on other side and an out-and-proud lesbian. I think it’s going to be so great for the LGBTQ community.”
The dancer-turned-grappler no doubt shakes things up in Season 2. Barrera also teases more focus on the personal lives of the characters and how they intertwine.
“This really is a show for the underdogs,” she said. “I hope everyone feels like they can be successful and step outside their own comfort zones by watching.”'GLOW' Season 2: Kimmy Gatewood on How Sketch Comedy Contributed to the Beatdown Biddies
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GLOW, Season 2 available Friday, June 29, Netflix
One of summer’s guiltiest pleasures, Big Brother is returning for its landmark 20th season of expecting the unexpected. Let’s look back at some of the highs — and lows — of the strangers-locked-in-a-house reality hit.BEST BROMANCE
In Season 2, Dr. Will Kirby and Mike "Boogie" Malin set a standard for partnership — and humor. "On a show like this, comedy isn’t usually in the forefront," executive producer Allison Grodner says, but the infamous "Chilltown" alliance "created great moments and set a tone that has continued ever since." Kirby won that season and Malin took the All-Stars edition five years later.'Big Brother' Season 20: Meet the 16 New Houseguests (PHOTOS)
The milestone 20th season of Big Brother is almost here, and fans have now been officially introduced to the newest set of Houseguests! CBS announced the Season 20 cast on Monday, which includes a flight attendant, a Vegas entertainer, a former undercover cop, and more colorful personal...SMARTEST STRATEGIST
Kirby and Derrick Levasseur, who triumphed in Season 16 without ever being nominated for eviction, were savvy, but Dan Gheesling, the Season 10 champ (by an unprecedented unanimous vote) and Season 14 runner-up, was the most cunning. "He went from being loved and trusted while secretly conniving to getting exposed to then turning things around," host Julie Chen says. "He owned up to his dirty deeds with such charm that he swung things around."LOWEST LOW
Ugly displays of racism, homophobia and sexism have occasionally tainted the game, especially with live feeds streaming round-the-clock. Season 15’s flood of slurs, however, resulted in CBS airing a disclaimer and a few offenders losing their jobs.MOST MEMORABLE COUPLE
Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder met in Season 11 (he later proposed on-air) — and now await their second child. "When you’re locked in with someone 24/7 for three months, you know who they are," exec producer Rich Meehan says of the showmance’s longevity. "No one’s hiding anything."20 Hit TV Shows That Shook Up the Summer Season
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Last year’s "Everyone’s a Wiener" battle (with eventual winner Josh Martinez) was a hoot. Who didn’t relish seeing the players doused with condiments while holding on to a hot dog bun for dear life?
Big Brother, Season Premiere Wednesday, June 27, 8/7c, CBS
It isn't every day that you see TV hosts come together, but in a special cold open Tuesday, three of late night's biggest talents did just that.
Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Fallon appeared in a sketch of sorts taking jabs at the way President Trump addressed them during a recent rally in South Carolina. Among some of Trump's remarks were that the hosts were "lowlife lost souls" and had "no talent."Stephen Colbert & More Late-Night Hosts Applaud Students Tackling Gun Control
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Fallon also made headlines earlier this week when Trump mentioned him on Twitter saying, "[Jimmy Fallon] is now whimpering to all that he did the famous “hair show” with me (where he seriously messed up my hair), & that he would have now done it differently because it is said to have 'humanized' me-he is taking heat. He called & said 'monster ratings.' Be a man Jimmy!"
.@jimmyfallon is now whimpering to all that he did the famous “hair show” with me (where he seriously messed up my hair), & that he would have now done it differently because it is said to have “humanized” me-he is taking heat. He called & said “monster ratings.” Be a man Jimmy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
During the cold open, Colbert receives video chat from Fallon and he greets him as "lost soul," while Fallon greets Colbert as "lowlife." When Colbert asks Fallon what he's been up to, The Tonight Show host says he's been "weeping," to which Colbert retorts that he should "be a man," echoing Trump.
While the pair commiserates over having "no talent," they discuss Trump's rally, and the call suddenly turns into a three way when they loop in Conan, who is is covered in shaving cream.Roseanne Barr Defends Her Trump Support to Fallon: 'I Don't Give a F**k' (VIDEO)
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When they ask him to weigh in, Conan seems confused to find out that Trump is president, "Donald Trump, the real estate guy who sells steaks. He's President?" The bit continues for a while more, to see the rare sight for yourself, check out the video below.
It's not really going to end, right?
That's the question viewers of the CBS medical drama Code Black have been asking throughout its current season after the Eye network canceled the show in May. And yet, viewers are continuing to show up to watch the show.
Case in point, for the episode that aired on June 13, Code Black won the night with 6.2 million total viewers (it also ranked third for the week in total viewers). On June 20, it also won the night, this time with 5.7 million viewers and ranking #9 for the week. So, should CBS reconsider its decision to end the Marcia Gay Harden/Rob Lowe drama? (The short answer is YES!)'Code Black' Star Marcia Gay Harden Teases Musical Moments in Season 3
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Executive Producer Michael Seitzman has been down this road to some degree before with the series, which has been a decent performer for CBS since its premiere in 2015 but never a show that would be classified as a huge hit. "At the end of every season, we’ve ended the season to be a story ender for everybody so there’s a sense of closure not just among the audience who we make the show for but also for ourselves," he says. "The third season had the added specter of a possible cancellation, which made it more urgent for us to create something for every story that felt like an ending to some degree."
For fans watching the series, last week's episode (#309) was the start of a run of episodes that will culminate with the series finale, set to air July 18. "The events of Episode 9 set off a chain of events over the next five episodes that send our cast both in various directions and thrust together and that was the idea," Seitzman explains. "If you want to really enjoy the finale, you really have to see Episode 9 because the events of the finale have really begun for several characters."
To tease what we'll be seeing moving forward including this week's episode, Leanne (Harden) will be facing new trouble with teenager Ariel (Emily Alyn Lind) after the loss of fellow teen Max (Alex Lange) last week. Also, Willis (Lowe), who just had a heartbreaking moment with his father (David Clennon), will continue to be impacted by his family and that, in turn, will affect his burgeoning relationship with Rox (Moon Bloodgood). More stories will be twisting and turning like the relationship between Mario (Benjamin Hollingsworth) and Noa (Emily Tyra) and, as we get closer to the finale, Angels Memorial itself.Complete Guide to Save Our Show 2018 Campaigns: 'Shadowhunters,' 'Timeless' & More
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So, giving the strong showing that Code Black has been experiencing this summer, has Seitzman closed the door on a possible Season 4 should CBS reconsider its cancellation (or if another network picks it up, as happened recently with Brooklyn Nine-Nine jumping from Fox to NBC)? "I do have another idea for Season 4 and a lot of it has to do with what happens [in the finale of] Season 3."
For many of the show's fans, the story is not quite over yet and could have an ending that will surprise us all.
Code Black, Wednesdays, 10/9c, CBS
At the top of every episode of Beat Shazam, host Jamie Foxx always explains that the teams are competing for a chance at $1 million dollars, but we never think it's actually going to happen — until it did tonight!
In the June 26-airing episode of the Fox game show, divorced couple Donna Natosi and Ryan Walton went up against two other teams in a couples-themed episode, featuring an appearance by singer Ginuwine. While trying to identify the biggest hit songs of all time, the two managed to make it all the way to the end, taking home the million-dollar grand prize!Corinne Foxx Joins Her Famous Father on 'Beat Shazam': 10 Things to Know
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TV Insider was able to chat with Donna and Ryan after their big win, and they opened up about how they came to end up on the show together (despite no longer being married), what they thought in that big moment, how they kept their secret, and what they plan to do with the money.
Why did you decide to go on the show together, despite being divorced?
Donna: In conversation, Ryan suggested I apply for the show so I did. In the application, I was asked how I found out about the show and of course, I gave my ex-husband credit.
Ryan: We are both huge music fans. I loved the first season of Beat Shazam so I mentioned to her that I applied and suggested she do the same. She got the callback and the rest — as they say — is history.
Who did you think would be the stronger player going in? Did that turn out to be right?
Donna: I think we both stood a chance at being the strong player, depending on the category. We both brought different areas of expertise to the table. I didn’t expect to be handed an '80s category all to myself. That’s my specialty!
Ryan: I knew Donna would be the stronger player, but I compliment her talent by knowing a lot of the older tunes. Looks like my assumptions were correct!
Was there a certain genre each of you were stronger in? How did you prepare?
Donna: Yes! I have an unusually deep knowledge of '70s, '80s, '90s, really anything, but '80s hits and disco are my strengths! Ryan was super serious about preparation, so we tested each other on an app called Song Pop where you name the song as quickly as you can to beat the other person. We also created shared playlists in Spotify of music we weren’t familiar with to study.
Ryan: My Motown game is strong! I was very confident about '60s music and oldies. I listened to a ton of new pop, despite my musical tastes. I listened to my fair share of Cardi B, Justin Bieber, and Kesha thanks to my wife.
Did you actually think you had a shot at winning the grand prize? Was there a minimum amount of money you were hoping to walk away with?
Donna: Personally, I had no idea. I was just excited that my long-standing useless talent was being put to use. I told my mom before we recorded the show that $200,000 would be enough to help Ryan’s parents and pay off my debt from the marriage.
Ryan: I knew if we got a shot at being on the show we would do well. I had an inkling we would make it all the way, but Donna was on fire, so by the third song in the last round, I knew we had it. We just had to decide to go for it or not! I was honestly just happy to be on the show. I had no assumptions on what we would walk away with.'Beat Shazam' Host Jamie Foxx Teases What's New in Season 2
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Have you had to keep this a secret from family and friends? Who knew before the show?
Donna: Yes! We kept it quiet but it wasn’t easy! Ryan and I would often text or call each other after the show asking 'did that really happen?' because once we got back from L.A., it almost felt like a dream or something we imagined.
Ryan: My wife came to the taping of the show, so I didn't have to keep it from her, which was a huge relief! I told my mom before she passed away in February. She wasn’t in good health, so seeing her excitement when I told her the news was priceless. She showed a brightness I hadn’t seen from her in a while.
How did you divide up your winnings — was it 50/50? How will you each spend it?
Donna: We did split it. I am using it to pay off the debt I’ve been in since we divorced and to buy a place for my mom to open an authentic Northeastern diner down here in North Carolina. She’s been a waitress for over 30 years so I’m excited to be able to give her the opportunity to get off of her feet!
Ryan: We are splitting the money 50/50. I plan to use my winnings to provide for my growing family — I have a 9-year-old son and 4-month-old daughter — and to help with expenses for my newly widowed father. My dad has been through a lot and this will help ease the burden financially.
What advice would you give to future contestants?
Donna: Go for it! Regardless of outcome, the experience is enough to make it worth trying!
Ryan: No matter what, don't doubt yourself! It is not an easy show to get on. So constantly listen to music even if it's not your favorite genre. You may find yourself loving an artist you wouldn't have otherwise listened to.
Beat Shazam, Tuesdays, 8/7c, Fox
Law & Order: SVU is heading into an unprecedented 20th season.
The procedural drama will be tying with the original Law & Order and Gunsmoke for longest-running primetime scripted drama series.Will Stabler & Barba Return to 'Law & Order: SVU'? Mariska Hargitay Weighs In
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Many of the original cast members have come and gone except for boss lady Mariska Hargitay, who has stayed steady with the series since its premiere in September 1999.
In celebration of Season 20, let's take a look at how much the cast has changed — just click through the gallery above.
Law & Order: SVU, two-hour Season 20 premiere, Thursday, September 27, 9/8c, NBC