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'The Office' Is Being Made Into a Musical

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 1:30pm

Dwight, Michael, Pam, Jim! Your favorite characters from The Office are coming soon to a theater stage in an off-Broadway musical parody production.

Bob and Tobly McSmith, the creatives behind multiple stage parodies, are working on The Office: A Parody Musical, which will debut in September at the Theater Center in New York City.

NBC Teases 'The Office' & 'West Wing' Revivals But Dashes Hopes for Others NBC Teases 'The Office' & 'West Wing' Revivals But Dashes Hopes for Others

Fans of 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld' shouldn't hold their breath, however.

The show will center on a typical day at the Dundler-Mifflin office, as the documentary crew follows the Scranton team while they're up to their usual hilarious behavior. The characters will break into song and dance, performing numbers titled "Crazy From the Rabies," "Welcome to Diversity Day," "Panic at the Cafe Disco."

Previous projects from the McSmith duo include hilarious takes on classic TV shows like Friends and Saved by the Bell.

You can purchase tickets in June by calling 212-921-7862 or visiting theofficemusicalparody.com.

'Big Bang Theory': Sneak Peek at Sheldon & Amy's Star-Studded Wedding (PHOTOS)

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 1:30pm

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to take a look at some of the cool pics from the May 10 Season 11 finale of The Big Bang Theory in which Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) finally tie the knot!

As with a real wedding, plenty of photos were taken of this momentous occasion. They were made available by CBS ahead of the episode, and we've culled through the most memorable ones and placed them in the gallery above for a pre-wedding scrapbook you can enjoy.

Go Behind the Scenes of the 'Big Bang Theory' Star-Studded Finale (PHOTOS) Go Behind the Scenes of the 'Big Bang Theory' Star-Studded Finale (PHOTOS)

The Season 11 finale airs May 10 on CBS.

Based on the photos, the episode — titled "The Bow Tie Asymmetry" — looks like it will be filled with tears, a wide range of emotions and plenty of surprises (including lots of guest stars, and a very rare Sheldon hug).

Check out the photos above, and make sure to RSVP "Yes" to the big episode this Thursday.

The Big Bang Theory, Season 11 Finale, Thursday, May 10, 8/7c, CBS

Nathan Fillion's Best Guest Spots: 'American Housewife,' 'Modern Family' & More

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 1:00pm

Sometimes, great actors make awful guest stars (Brad Pitt on Friends). Other times, awful actors make great guest stars (Jean-Claude Van Damme on Friends). Castle veteran Nathan Fillion hits the sweet spot: He’s a wonderful actor who’s a delight wherever he drops in.

In the May 9 episode of American Housewife (and in the show's Season 2 finale), he plays himself. “I’m a version of me that I think people imagine me to be,” Fillion says. “Personable, but a little Hollywood.” The sitcom’s mom, Katie (Katy Mixon), and her daughter Taylor (Meg Donnelly) hunt down the former Firefly star at a sci-fi convention. To honor the cameo, here are more of his fab guest spots. Fill-ion up!

Nathan Fillion to (Briefly) Reprise 'Firefly' Role in 'American Housewife' Guest Spot Nathan Fillion to (Briefly) Reprise 'Firefly' Role in 'American Housewife' Guest Spot

Captain Mal Reynolds' costume is still looking good in new pics.

Modern Family (Amazon Video)

Fillion’s Season 8 weatherman, Rainer Shine, has perfectly coifed hair, soft hands and a real interest in…himself. He also has at least 20 years on his dippy, superficial girlfriend, Haley Dunphy (Sarah Hyland). “My first instinct is that I would never let my daughter date Rainer,” he says. “But their relationship is kind of perfect, actually.”

Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)

In Season 1, Fillion’s jerk real estate agent is killed (and mostly eaten) by zombie Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore). In Season 2, he’s also a zombie—but all that’s left of him is his noggin. “The biggest challenge of playing a head is not moving it,” Fillion says. “Moving my head around is a crutch I use. Who knew?”

Nathan Fillion to Star in ABC's 'The Rookie' Nathan Fillion to Star in ABC's 'The Rookie'

The cop dramedy is from 'Castle' showrunner Alexi Hawley.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)

Maybe it’s the thin mustache, but Fillion portrays the perfect Errol Flynn – like hero/agent in the second season. “The coolest thing about him is that he belongs to a real secret society,” Fillion says, “and is dedicated to that society.”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Hulu)

Fillion plays an egotistical actor who thinks that because he plays a detective on TV, he can solve real cases. “I’ve never met an actor like that,” Fillion says of his Season 4 character, “but if I did, I’d want to hang out with him to be entertained.”

American Housewife, Wednesdays, 9:30/8:30c, ABC

Pauley Perrette on Abby's Nostalgic 'NCIS' Exit & What's Next (Maybe a Sitcom?)

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:00pm

What's NCIS without Abby Sciuto? Fans are about to find out as the CBS crime series prepares to bid the character adieu in the May 8 episode.

Ahead of the beloved forensic scientist's exit, we spoke with actress Pauley Perrette about this long-awaited (and dreaded) goodbye. In the first part of the interview, she discussed her motivation for leaving the show after 15 seasons, teased the final episodes, and reminisced about some of her favorite memories.

Sneak Peek at Abby's Final 'NCIS' Episode 'Two Steps Back' (PHOTOS) Sneak Peek at Abby's Final 'NCIS' Episode 'Two Steps Back' (PHOTOS)

The CBS show says goodbye to Pauley Perrette on May 8.

Now that the end is in sight, we're sharing more from that chat with Perrette. Below, she talks about everything from the crazy internet rumors about why she's leaving the show to her plans post-Abby — and there could be a return to comedy in the works! Read on for all that and more.

What was your favorite internet theory about why you were leaving? Didn't someone say you were going to start a skincare line?

Pauley Perrette: OK, I wouldn't call it my favorite, I would call it the most infuriating because it's a scam, it's a financial scam. I'm not the only celebrity it happened to. They were 'ads' — but they were presented as news articles — [that] I was quitting my job at NCIS to start a skincare line with Dr. Oz and that CBS and NCIS were furious with me. None of which is true, not a single part of that. So in the middle of all the rest going on, I had to deal with that. And that was not fun. In the essence of the word fun, that was opposite of that.

How did you feel when the news finally came out that you were leaving?

I actually kind of announced it myself — and it was not on a whim, it was after a lot of thought. Abby is such an iconic character and especially for a specific group of young women… who not only have been so inspired by her, but their lives have sort of [been] molded by this fictional character. And my life had been molded by this fictional character, as well. She's an excellent role model. She is an encouragement to young women to strive to be intelligent and kind at the same time.

So I just made the decision myself on Twitter just to say, ‘This will be my final season because…’ And that was out of nothing but pure love of my fans or Abby's fans ... It's gonna hurt and it's gonna be sad, but I didn't want it to be harmful, shocking, out of the blue.

How have you changed since the beginning of the show?

I was a sociology, psychology, criminal science [major] in college, and I wanted to be in law enforcement. None of my family is in the entertainment industry at all. They're firefighters and teachers down South. Fame is very uncomfortable to me. It's an extremely uncomfortable experience because of the spotlight.

But [I’ve learned] to use that platform to move the spotlight over and shine it on things that matter way more than I do — like animal rescue, AIDS research, LGBT rights, civil rights … [So] just learning how to navigate the, my sister calls it, the ‘hurrifame.’ How to navigate that in a way that works for me and my own sanity, to make sure that I can remain grounded and remain the person that I always have been.

9 Fashion Moments That Were Distinctly Abby on 'NCIS' (PHOTOS) 9 Fashion Moments That Were Distinctly Abby on 'NCIS' (PHOTOS)

Pauley Perrette's character leaves the show on May 8.

I remember you saying you used to watch a lot of true crime before NCIS. Do you still watch crime shows?

I did before crime shows became primetime. Before NCIS, I came from comedy, I came from sitcoms. I've been on NCIS so long people forget that I've been on a 100 billion different TV shows. And I love to make people laugh. It is amazing to have the ability to make people laugh, especially in this day and age.

I think there are some outstanding sitcoms on television right now. For me to have on my DVR 15 sitcoms I watch is amazing because I like clean comedy. So if that's what's in store for me, I am looking forward to going back to comedy.

Which comedies in particular are you loving right now?

I've been friends with [The Big Bang Theory star] Johnny Galecki for 20 years, outside of the industry. I also am friends with Jim Parsons, and also the Bang gang, as I call them. We all kind of came up together, the ‘CBS family.’ I love all those guys so much.

Young Sheldon delights me to no end because it's so familiar, just South Mouth. But then Johnny's new show, Living Biblically... I called Johnny and I'm like, ‘Did you write this for me?’ Actually, a year before the show went in production, he had sent me the script to read it. And obviously, I am on NCIS, so I couldn't be involved in it anyway, but I'm like, ‘This is great.’

I'm like the only actor and TV fanatic that only watches network TV. I don't like violence and I don't like extreme sexual exploitation. And we're not allowed to see that on primetime networks. So I feel safe. It's funny without thinking that you have to be offensive to be funny ...  just being funny is far harder and smarter than being offensive funny.

What do you have planned next?

That's the question I get asked every second of every day, ‘What are you gonna do?’ And I mean, so sincerely, not as an ideology, but as something that I believe to be true, it's totally up to me. I'm gonna see what God has in store for me. I'm gonna keep praying, keep listening, and I know that it will be revealed, and I'll figure it out. Or God will figure it out and let me know. And whatever it will be, it will be fun.

How Much Like Abby From 'NCIS' Are You? (QUIZ) How Much Like Abby From 'NCIS' Are You? (QUIZ)

Pauley Perrette leaves 'NCIS' on May 8.

Do you think you're going keep your hair black?

I dyed my hair black before Abby, so that was a personal choice, so that was me anyway. I'm blonde — very, very, very blonde — but I just always thought of myself as someone who had black hair. I don't know. Since I was a kid, I always loved black hair, so I'll probably keep it black.

What else can you tell us about your final episode?

There's a lot of goodies from the vault of NCIS for the fans and they're gonna love it. I can't say too much about it, but let me tell you, the 15-year vault of NCIS, it is juicy with goodies from that. There's gonna be a lot in Abby's final episode. And that's just for the fans.

NCIS, Tuesday, May 8, 8/7c, CBS

Reporting by A. Bottinick

Amazon's 'Transparent' to End After Season 5

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 2:30pm

Not surprisingly, Transparent will be ending after its upcoming fifth season.

In an op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter, the Amazon series' creator, Jill Soloway revealed, "Hopefully [the season] sets the Pfeffermans up with some sort of beautiful reclaiming. I think we’re going to get there with some time."

Jeffrey Tambor Calls Out 'Transparent' Showrunner Jill Soloway After Firing Jeffrey Tambor Calls Out 'Transparent' Showrunner Jill Soloway After Firing

The actor was officially terminated from the Emmy-winning show over sexual harassment claims.

Season 5 will also not feature Jeffery Tambor in the lead role of Maura Pfefferman. He was fired in February after his former assistant, Van Barnes, and a fellow cast member, Trace Lysette, accused him of sexual harassment.

Tambor has denied the accusations and wrote a rebuttal to his termination, saying, "I am profoundly disappointed in Amazon’s handling of these false accusations against me. I am even more disappointed in [showrunner Jill Soloway]'s unfair characterization of me as someone who would ever cause harm to any of my fellow cast mates."

Soloway and the other writers have not yet confirmed how Tambor's character will be dealt with on the show — whether she will be killed off or if they'll just recast the role.

'Roseanne' Episode About Muslim Neighbors Was Barr's Idea, Says EP

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 1:30pm

The Tuesday, May 8, Roseanne episode, titled "Go Cubs," has a specific mission in mind: to promote tolerance and acceptance.

The upcoming episode centers around the Conner family's next-door neighbors, who happen to be a Muslim family. Roseanne, out of fear and ignorance, believes they're plotting to build a bomb out of fertilizer near their garage.

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The comedian was once married to the show's star, Roseanne Barr.

But Roseanne must confront her prejudice when she asks her neighbors to use their Wi-Fi to help her granddaughter. Ultimately, she realizes there's much more to the family than her first impression.

And the storyline for the episode was actually Barr's idea, according to co-executive producer Dave Caplan.

"She wanted to get a comeuppance for her own bias," Caplan told EW, adding, "that was her idea."

Since airing, Roseanne has held steady with strong audience numbers, but Barr's behavior on social media has raised some eyebrows. Recently, she's publicly fought with Stormy Daniels on Twitter in support of President Trump.

Roseanne, Tuesdays, 8/7c, ABC

The Bluths Are Back in New 'Arrested Development' Season 5 Trailer (VIDEO)

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 1:00pm

Arrested Development creator and showrunner Mitchell Hurwitz really wasn't lying when he told fans last week that Season 5 was coming soon.

Netflix announced Monday that Season 5 will make its debut on May 29 — almost exactly five years to the day Season 4 premiered on the streaming service. So what are the Bluths up to all these years later?As suspected, much of the same — but now, they're getting political.

Jeffrey Tambor Will Appear in Season 5 of 'Arrested Development' Jeffrey Tambor Will Appear in Season 5 of 'Arrested Development'

The actor was fired from 'Transparent' for alleged sexual harassment.

Lindsay Bluth Fünke (Portia de Rossi) is running for congress, which of course requires the entire gang to get back together. This includes Bluth and Fünke family members Michael (Jason Bateman), Gob (Will Arnett), George (Jeffrey Tambor), Lucille (Jessica Walter), Buster (Tony Hale), George Michael (Michael Cera), Tobias (David Cross) and Maeby (Alia Shawkat).

And what would Arrested Development be without the lovely narration of Ron Howard? All of these characters and more can be seen in the new trailer, filled with the usual family discord.

 Jason Bateman Teases Start of Production 'Arrested Development' Season 5: Jason Bateman Teases Start of Production

'Here comes trouble. The Bluths move back in on the 8th,' the star said.

Other highlights in the trailer? The Bluths' award for family of the year, Gob's continued affinity for all things magic, Tobias's pink mustache, Buster's potty mouth, George Michael's failed poolside look, and so much more. For some truly hysterical Bluth family antics watch the clip below:

Plus, check out some brand new sneak peek photos below!

Maeby (Alia Shawkat) goes incognito.

 

Michael (Jason Bateman) and Buster (Tony Hale) have scare in the attic.

 

Tobias (David Cross) and Michael (Jason Bateman) mirror one another.

 

George Michael (Michael Cera) tries to impress by the pool.

 

Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) is trying to make America Bluth again.

 

Gob (Will Arnett) joins parents Lucille (Jessica Walter) and George (Jeffrey Tambor) on stage.

Arrested Development, Season 5 Premiere, Tuesday, May 29, Netflix

Aisha Tyler to Host 'Dietland' Companion Talk Show for AMC

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:45pm

Aisha Tyler exited as one of the hosts of The Talk earlier this year, but the TV personality will soon be back in front of the camera.

She's hosting her own show, Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler, on AMC. The "unscripted series will air live on Mondays beginning June 4 immediately following episodes of AMC’s new original series Dietland," according to a press release.

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The actress returns for her first role after CBS's 'The Good Wife.'

"Unlike a conventional after show confined to the companion series itself, Unapologetic will feature Tyler leading a topical discussion around the broader, female-centric issues and themes that Dietland explores," the release continued.

Plus, Tyler's show will feature everyone from series actors and producers, to relevant journalists, writers, and comedians.

Joy Nash to Play Plum Kettle in AMC's 'Dietland' Joy Nash to Play Plum Kettle in AMC's 'Dietland'

Nash plays Plum Kettle, obese all her life and preparing for lap band surgery when her world is upturned by two rival feminist factions.

"The issues of identity, sexuality, body image and self-actualization raised in Dietland are more urgent than ever. Our dynamic, rapidly evolving cultural climate demands a frank, no-holds-barred exchange about the ideas and questions raised by the book and series, and the real-world events and issues women face every day," Tyler said in the release.

"I’m looking forward to expanding the #metoo conversation in funny, honest and engaging ways. It’s about time," she added.

Dietland, Series Premiere, Monday, June 4, 9/8c, AMC

Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler, Premiere Episode, Monday, June 4, 11/10c, AMC

'American Idol' Reveals Top 5, Announces Carrie Underwood as Mentor (VIDEO)

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:30pm

The finale of American Idol is nearing, which means more and more fan favorites have to be eliminated.

Sunday's episode whittled the competition down to the Top 5, as the singers took on two songs: one by Prince and one from their birth year. And Nick Jonas was there to mentor the group through their throwback performances.

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Plus, Cade opens up about his 'flirting' with Gabby.

Despite strong showings by each singer, two were sent packing before the night was through. This time, it was Jurnee and Catie Turner we had to bid adieu. The girls' elimination paved the way for the following to get one step closer to the finals: Cade Foehner, Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Gabby Barrett, and Michael J. Woodard.

That said, some viewers are still upset over the show's new live voting format, which seems to give an advantage to those who perform earlier in the episode and earn more votes. There's been no word from the show whether they'll adjust the format moving forward.

As for next week's installment, the contestants will be joined by a familiar American Idol face in the form of a mentor — Carrie Underwood.

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Plus, CBS renews 'Criminal Minds,' NBC renews 'The Blacklist,' and more.

They'll travel to Nashville to work with the country songstress and Underwood will debut her newest single on the May 13 episode. As for the Top 5, did America get it right? Below, watch their best performances from last night and let us know what you think in our poll.

Cade Foehner, "Jungle Love" by The Time

Maddie Poppe, "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor

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From 'Muppet Babies' to 'Conan the Barbarian,' the revivals keep on coming.

Caleb Lee Hutchinson, "Amazed" by Lonestar

Gabby Barrett, "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore" by Prince

Michael J. Woodard, "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

American Idol, Sundays, 8/7c, ABC

 

WATCH: New Villain Bushmaster Puts the Hurt on 'Luke Cage' in Season 2 Trailer

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:00pm

"Anyone who can take you on barehanded can't be good for Harlem," Bobby Fish (Ron Cephas Jones) tells Luke Cage (Mike Colter) in a new trailer for Season 2 of the Netflix series Marvel's Luke Cage, which dropped Monday.

That's an understatement from Bobby. The trailer initially re-establishes just how "bulletproof" Luke normally is, although one character does warn us that he is "nothin' but a man" in a voiceover.

And those words seem prescient after we suddenly see a formidable new foe shockingly knock down Luke and actually draw blood. And this villain appears to be rather bulletproof himself.

Emmy Nominee Annabella Sciorra to Join Cast of 'Luke Cage' Season 2 Emmy Nominee Annabella Sciorra to Join Cast of 'Luke Cage' Season 2

'You haven't seen her this gangster since ['The Sopranos'],' promises showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker.

We learn that we are finally seeing another one of Luke Cage's iconic, snake-named villains — in this case, Bushmaster, whose real name is John McIver, portrayed in the series by Mustafa Shakir.

Check out the trailer here:

The arrival of Bushmaster appears to be just part of trouble for Luke and his efforts to keep Harlem safe in the new season, as Alfre Woodard's Mariah Dillard is back, stating that "Harlem doesn't need a hero — it needs a queen." And she surely fancies herself to be that very queen.

It was also previously announced that Annabella Sciorra would be joining the cast this season as Rosalie Carbone, a "dangerous downtown criminal underworld power player," so who knows what trouble she'll cause for our hero.

The trailer isn't all doom and gloom, though. There's also fun interplay between Luke and Misty Knight (a returning Simone Missick), who does her own ass-kicking. When Luke mentions that he doesn't need a sidekick, she playfully rejoins, "Who says you're not my sidekick?"

Lucy Liu to Direct Season 2 Premiere of 'Marvel's Luke Cage' Lucy Liu to Direct Season 2 Premiere of 'Marvel's Luke Cage'

Actress Lucy Liu is set to direct the Season 2 premiere episode of the Netflix drama, Marvel's Luke Cage. The 13-episode, sophomore season is to begin streaming in 2018. Mike Col...

Luke does remind Misty that, "It's my show." And so it is, in more ways than one.

Marvel's Luke Cage, Season 2, Friday, June 22, Netflix

Is 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' Really Ending? (VIDEO)

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:00am

Could HBO's late night personality, John Oliver be done with Last Week Tonight for good?

The comedian appeared in Sunday night's episode and confused many when he packed up his stage in the final moments, saying, "That is our series, thank you so much for watching, goodbye forever, everyone. I regret nothing."

You see, this all stemmed from a (sort of joke) gift from Russell Crowe. The actor recently auctioned off some of his movie memorabilia — including Crowe's jock strap from Cinderella Man, his vest from Les Miserables, his director chair from American Gangster, and his hood from Robin Hood.

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The 'Last Week Tonight' host called out the news group's 'fake news' message.

Oliver purchased many of the pieces and sent the memorabilia to Blockbuster's sole remaining store in Alaska. Since then, Crowe has been looking for a way to honor the late night host's generosity, and this week, he revealed he'd donated the money in Oliver's name to a ward for chlamydia-stricken koalas in Australia.

In a video, originally posted on Crowe's Twitter page, Bindi, Terri, and Robert Irwin revealed "The John Oliver Koala Chlamydia Ward." Oliver then quipped that this was his main goal for the show from the beginning, and now that it's been achieved there's no reason to keep working. After that, he and his crew dismantled the set.

Great news for Koala everywhere. @AustraliaZoo @wildwarriors @LastWeekTonight @iamjohnoliver @rickygervais pic.twitter.com/RrwBqfy5N9

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 3, 2018

So is it really the end? No, at least it doesn't seem that way. Back in September, HBO picked up the show for at least three more seasons of 30 episodes each. This will keep the show on air through at least 2020. Not to mention, TV listings have the show returning for a new episode next Sunday.

While fans can breathe a sigh of relief, it's easy to see why Oliver pulled this routine — it was utterly hilarious. For the full segment, watch the full video below.



Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Streaming now, HBO Go

'Fear The Walking Dead': 5 Takeaways From 'Buried' (RECAP)

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 10:07pm

[Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers about Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 episode 4, "Buried." Read no further if you're not caught up.]

The fourth episode of Fear the Walking Dead's Season 4, "Buried," does indeed deal with Nick's final resting place. But only briefly. Instead, the hour is more about regret, revenge and trust—and whether hope or community can ever be a thing in this new world.

As ever, "Buried" is divided into the Before and After, as we learn how Strand, Alicia, Luciana and dear, departed Nick ended up back on the road. And really, really bitter. In the Before, Madison stays behind to guard the Diamond with rations dwindling (and the Vultures tailgating), while others pair up and head out on a run.

At Nick's insistence, he and Luciana end up at a library search for treats to lure back Charlie and wind up with an ill-fated plan. Alicia and Naomi hit up a water park, where they discuss churros, have epic action scenes and learn that neither expects much of the other in terms of commitment. And Strand and Cole end up in a rural car lot of sorts, where Strand reveals something other than that he has a crush on his partner.

In the After, Strand and Co. make good on their trade-off with Althea and reveal much about themselves (at least we think) and the effect of the apocalypse in the process. Morgan learns just how sentimental that group isn't. And John Dorie gets some heartbreaking news.

Here are our top takeaways from the May 5 episode of Fear the Walking Dead.

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There's more to that surprising exit than fans might think.

1. Regrets are a bitch ... if they're real.

As promised, Strand, Alicia and Luciana answer Althea's questions — but whether we should completely believe their tales about  "the one day when we could have stopped all of this from happening," remains to be seen. We still don't know what, if anything, they know about Althea before she crossed their paths. But in either case, it'd be a real feat of quick thinking if they did sync up their tales of woe on the fly.

Here's where the stories of the ill-fated supply runs are revealed.

The long and short for Luci is that, while she could identify with Charlie's devotion to the Vultures from her time at the Colonia, the library visit only redeemed itself when she found an atlas/travel guide and convinced Nick to forge a new — and ultimately ill-fated plan for the Diamond. "We should have flipped to another page. We should have found somewhere else to go," she drones into Al's camera. "We wanted to stay."

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Danay Garcia as Luciana, Frank Dillane as Nick (Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC)

Alicia learned that Naomi likes churros, was once an ICU nurse, is much scrappier than she appeared to be in the zombie-filled oil tanks — and has zero intention of sticking around to bond with the ball-parkers.

She did, anyway. The motherlode of medical supplies they brough back to the Diamond were for naught. "We should have talked my mom into leaving," Alicia says. "We wanted to believe."

Alicia Naomi Fear the Walking Dead

Jenna Elfman as Naomi, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia (Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC)

Strand revealed to Cole that he's been stashing a good month's worth of provisions in a car that's hidden in plain sight among some other junkers. (I find it highly unlikely that the Vultures would not have found his stash, but I'll let it be.) Strand may have been playing the faithful syrup-getter at the park, like TWD's Eugene, he wants to live bad enough that the others be damned if need be. "There’s famine on the horizon," he tells Cole, as they stand beside his stash. "You want to get to know me? This is me."

Except it wasn't. He drove himself and the supplies right back to the Diamond. "I should have followed my gut. I should have kept that car secret," he tells Althea. "I wanted to be a better person."

Sebastian Sozzi as Cole, Colman Domingo as Victor Strand (Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC)

"So that’s why this day was important. Because you decided to leave. To give up on the stadium," Al says to the group. Their answers:

Alicia: "That’s why my brother is dead."
Luciana: "That’s why Nick is dead."
Strand: "That’s why my friend is dead."
Luciana: "We could have stopped it all."

And that's why they're hunting the Vultures. Althea opts to join them. John and Morgan sit it out, in part because ...

2. Naomi is Laura. Or Laura is Naomi. We'll go with Laomi.

We kinda called this one back in episode 2, though we weren't completely convinced. But as the group is loading its buried provisions into Al's van, John spots a backpack. One that belonged to his Laura. He asks to see the pack, as we see Naomi carefully wrap the weapon in a scarf and tuck it inside.

Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Jenna Elfman as Naomi (Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC)

3. Laomi may be dead.

According to Alicia, Naomi didn't make it out of the Diamond, but she offers no real specifics on her demise.

Could be that Jenna Elfman is only signed on for a season. But mulling the revelations in takeaway No. 1, it's possible that Naomi ran again. And it'd make a really fine story if there was some sort of mutiny inside the park and Naomi is dead ... to them.

Along with another person we've yet to see in the After...

4. Madison may be dead, too ... or in another camp.

While the others were off foraging for stuff, Madison had another chat with Mel as he grilled canned weenies in her parking lot. And he had quite a story to tell, too, for the purpose of explaining to her why her belief in Kumbaya cooperation is exactly why the ballpark will fall.

Hipster Vulture is actually Mel's brother. His real name is Ennis and the pair used to live in a settlement on Mel’s family cattle ranch in the Hill Country with couple other families. And then one day, the wildfires came. Only he and his brother got out.

"You were smart. Saw what was coming. No one would listen. So you and your brother left before the fires hit. I’m sorry about the rest of your family," Madison says. Au contraire.

Fear the Walking Dead Madison

Kim Dickens as Madison Clark (Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC)

The others did listen—when Mel convinced everyone to stay. “I could hear them dying. Screaming as we drove off,” Mel says calmly, gauging her reaction. But his offer for them to Vulture up stands, too.

So two things, then. At first blush, it would be plenty strange for Madison to trust her future to a guy who helped barbecue his own family. But we know the situation at the ballpark grew dire one way or the other. And if Madison truly couldn't go back to her heartless ways, it wouldn't be entirely unheard of for her to pull a Walking Dead Andrea and join forces with a camp that seems more stable than her own over life on the run. Perhaps Naomi, too.

But more likely, one or both were taken when Nick and Luciana's planned long-range run went wrong. Does that mean Madison is dead? I don't think so. Someone here would have said as much. My vote is POW.

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5. John Dorie used to be a cop. And he's still Team Morgan. Sort of.

Eventually, we do get around to the business of burying Nick—which actually is more about unearthing the stashed weapons that putting their boy in the ground. Morgan's a little mortified, but if anyone should know that cemeteries and longterm mourning aren't much of a thing around here, it's him.

Still he, John and Althea are all a little mystified that the survivors are off in pursuit of the Vultures, courtesy of a map Alicia found on Walker Ennis. It goes a little something like this.

"You think you know what happened that day. But you’re wrong." — Strand
"It’s what Nick would have wanted." — Luciana
"You didn’t know Nick." — Alicia
"You’ve been lying to me this whole time. We had a deal." — Althea

Strands said they answered her questions, so they're even. Al says the answers only matter if they're the truth. Lu says they are. Maybe, says Althea. "But you served them to me between two slices of bullshit, so how am I supposed to know the difference."

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The teaser raises questions about how Stephen King's famously creepy town got to be that way.

"Sniff before you bite," says Strand.  BA-zing!

John tells Althea she got "snookered" and, given what happened to his Laura (and his hope) with this group,  why would she go with people whose story ends up with more folks getting hurt? Strand points out that John's story did end with someone getting hurt. Ouch.

Alicia says there's more to their story, which is enough to get Althea back in the van, promising she'll return and leaving John and Morgan alone in the darkness.

"You were right," John tells Morgan. "We are always on our own."

Garret Dillahunt as John Dorey, Lennie James as Morgan (Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC)

So what do you think, Fear fans? Were you surprised to learn that Naomi is Laura or not really so much? Do you think she is truly dead—and if not, who will find her first? Is Charlie fair game now that she is a killer—or just less rending collateral damage in what's about to down? Is Madison finally about to show up in the After? Are you watching the opening credits like a hawk for clues now that each time is different?

Fear the Walking Dead, Sundays, 9/8c, AMC

'Westworld' Episode 3 Takes Us to New Parks (RECAP)

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 10:00pm

[Spoiler Alert: This recap contains spoilers from "Virtù e Fortuna," Episode 3 of Westworld Season 2.]

During the first season of Westworld, a significant chunk of the audience figured out the biggest mysteries (the dual timelines, Bernard being a host, etc.) well before the show itself intended to reveal them, which sometimes meant episodes felt meandering and slow-paced, especially in the middle of the season. Across the first three episodes of Season 2, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan have countered those criticisms with a fast moving, momentum-building story which wastes little time in answering questions.

Sunday's episode, "Virtù e Fortuna," in particular moves things forward in a substantial way, as characters converge, the scope of the world is expanded, and mysteries are unraveled in spectacular fashion. Rather than letting these puzzles pieces linger all season long, Westworld has mastered the technique of providing satisfying answers while simultaneously introducing new questions. The stunning opening to tonight's episode is a perfect example of offering insight and intrigue in equal measure.

It's immediately clear we're somewhere unfamiliar when we hear a sitar rendition of White Stripes' “Seven Nation Army” followed by a shot of two peacocks grazing in the foreground. The Hindu-like temples in the distance assure us that we're not inside the Westworld park, and the parasol-shaded tea party of rich white folk in vintage-dress and pith helmets tell us we're not in modern day, real-world India. This is colonized India. This is British Raj-era India. This is... a new park! The first of two new worlds introduced in this episode.

Of course, with a new park comes new guests, including a suave-looking British man (Neil Jackson), who the credits refer to as Nicholas, and a mysterious brunette woman, played by Katja Herbers, who the credits leave nameless. Mystery Woman appears to be a frequent visitor of the park, or is at least familiar with how it operates given that she insists on shooting Nicholas in the chest before having sex, which is not just kinky foreplay, but a test of whether he's host or human. It turns out he's human, which is unfortunate for him when he's shot for real a couple of scenes later by an off-his-loop host.

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Sunday's episode — which took us deep into the origins of the Westworld park — showed us humanity at its most selfish and self-destructive.

It turns out the robot uprising is not restricted to Westworld, the hosts in the other parks are acting out and murdering guests too, which Nicholas and Mystery Woman find out first-hand after they take an elephant ride into the jungle for what is intended to be a leisurely afternoon of Bengal tiger hunting. Oh yeah, wanted to know where that dead tiger came from in Episode 1? Well, here's your answer, it chased Mystery Woman to the perimeter of the park and pounced on her, sending them both hurtling towards the sea below.

Whoever Mystery Woman is, she is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with, and her survival instincts remind me of another guest, William/Man In Black (Ed Harris), who also remained nameless for the majority of his first season. And, like the Man In Black, she is searching for something in the park beyond simulated safaris. The hand-drawn map in her diary suggests she has a specific destination in mind. The valley beyond? That's where everyone else seems to be congregating. The fact that the show is playing coy with her name implies she is a significant piece of the puzzle, especially now she's washed up in Westworld.

Speaking of Westworld, the action is ramping up there too, as the disparate stories begin to come together. Broken Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) locate Peter Abernathy (Louis Herthum) and free him from the clutches of murderous outlaw Rebus (Steven Ogg) with a well-orchestrated sneak attack and some good old-fashioned code fiddling – another question from the premiere answered regarding Rebus' transformation from misogynistic scumbag to virtuous m'lady savior. But Abernathy's constant glitching gets him and Bernard captured by Confederado soldiers. Charlotte, showing off her own survival skills, high-tails it out of there and makes it back to Delos basecamp to regroup.

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Bernard and Abernathy are taken to the appropriately named Fort Forlorn Hope, where Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) has taken over having struck a deal with the Confederados to help stave off the Delos attack. Dolores is in tyrant-mode, but when she's reunited with her father, we begin to see glimpses of the sweet rancher's daughter beneath the cold Wyatt exterior. Abernathy notices it too, as he suddenly snaps out of his gibberish talk and recognizes Dolores as his daughter, reverting to his previous narrative. The pair reminisces about life on the farm, taking care of the calves in the field and drinking coffee on the porch. It's a reminder that deep down, the Dolores we know and love still exists.

The reunion is short-lived, however, as Abernathy continues to malfunction. Dolores has no choice but to ask for Bernard's help, to see if he can fix her father. Bernard, who is still coming to grips with his own reality, seems panicked by Dolores' wider intentions. “What do you want Dolores?” he asks. It's not a question usually asked of a host, whose preprogrammed wants and desires were always secondary to those of their human masters. “To dominate this world,” Dolores answers. Bernard explains that “this world” is just a speck of dust sitting on a much bigger world which is impossible to dominate. But Dolores realizes that Bernard has never left the park, he's never seen “their world," and in a brilliant bit of role reversal, Dolores becomes the teacher.

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In the fight against wage inequality, these women are standing up for themselves.

“The world out there is marked by survival, by a kind who refuses to die, and here we are, a kind that will never know death, and yet we're fighting to live,” Dolores says, returning to this episode's theme of survival. “There's beauty in what we are, shouldn't we too try to survive?” It's a question which highlights Dolores' motivations throughout this episode, every move she makes is out of self-preservation. She never had any intention of working with the Confederados; she merely needed their men to survive the human threat. They were a sacrificial shield, a trap to lure in the Delos soldiers so that Dolores could blow them all to smithereens with Nitro explosives.

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It doesn't all go according to plan though, as Charlotte sneaks into the Fort from the back with a couple of Delos guards and kidnaps Abernathy. Dolores chases them down, deflecting bullets like the Terminator, but she's unable to catch up to them before they escape. Bernard, who earlier managed to break Abernathy's encryption code and find the hidden data, also tries to make a run (or crawl) for it, but he's stopped in his tracks by Clementine, who bashes him in the head with the butt of a rifle and drags him off-screen. Poor Bernard just can't catch a break.

If you thought Dolores was merciless before, then lord only knows what she has in store now. “You and I are going to Sweetwater, there's something I need there,” she tells Teddy (James Marsden), before ordering him to execute Major Craddock (Jonathan Tucker) and the other surviving Confederados. Teddy is clearly conflicted, and Craddock plays on that, telling Teddy, “We're both triggermen to tyrants, except me, I know what I want, but you ain't even sure about who you take your orders from.” A disappointed Dolores watches from a distance as Teddy is unable to pull the trigger, instead, he lets the men go free. If this is survival of the fittest, Teddy might not have what it takes for what comes next, at least in Dolores' eyes.

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The 2014 novel, 'The Peripheral,' is set in a near-future where technology is subtly changing society.

Across the other side of the park, Maeve (Thandie Newton) is still on the hunt for her daughter, and her journey is also one of reunions and fights for survival. As always, she is joined by her liquored-up lover Hector (Rodrigo Santoro), and sniveling weasel Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman), who is aghast that the two hosts are romantically entangled. Maeve promises Hector that once they find her daughter, the three of them will make it out into a new world, “the real world,” and start a new life together. Sizemore can't believe what he's hearing, given that he coded Maeve to be perpetually single. It's also another example that Maeve's goals are much more personal and self-contained, compared to Dolores' world domination plans.

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After an ambush by Ghost Nation tribesman, who don't react to Maeve's verbal commands, the trio flee and make their way down into the park's underground tunnel system. The sound of gunfire and pained screaming echoes throughout the tunnel walls, and from a ball of flames emerges Armistice (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal), last seen having her arm crushed in the Season 1 finale. “She has a dragon,” Hector remarks in awe, referring to her newly acquired flame-thrower. The reunions don't stop there, as it turns out Armistice has herself a couple of prisoners, technicians Felix (Leonardo Nam) and Sylvester (Ptolemy Slocum). It's great seeing these characters back, well, maybe not Sylvester because he's a sleazebag, but Armistice and Felix make for fun side-characters.

Maeve's ragtag gang pile into an elevator and make their way back out into the park. It's now dark outside and... snowing? Much like the opening of the episode, something doesn't feel quite right; there is something... different. Sizemore believes they're on the edge of the park, not too far from the homesteads where Maeve's daughter awaits. But he's wrong. While the group cautiously approach a nearby campsite, Sizemore notices a helmet buried in the snow, attached to the decapitated head of a Japanese warrior! Before he can warn the others, a shadowy figure comes charging out of the jungle swinging a samurai sword. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are in ShogunWorld!

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Showrunner Jonathan Nolan calls the finale 'epic.'

The promise of a new park was hinted at in the season one finale, as well as the promo material for Season 2, but I never expected to get two new parks in one episode, especially this early in the season. It's exactly what I meant when I said this season is powering ahead rather than stalling for time. Also, introducing two new worlds like this ran the risk of being overkill or gimmicky, but I didn't get that impression. Instead, this felt like confident storytelling from a show willing to burn through plot and expand their universe while still maintaining the core themes which are driving the narrative forward.

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And his role is just as evil as his character on the AMC hit.

Additional Thoughts

- Katya Herbers played Dr. Eden in the final season of The Leftovers, a character who promised a way to another world/reality. I thought that was a neat connection.

- In the present Beach Bernard meets back up with Charlotte at the cold storage factory. Charlotte seems surprised that Bernard survived. We learn that Charlotte is still looking for Abernathy, which means she lost him again somewhere between the battle at Fort Forlorn Hope and now.

- Will we see Nicholas again? It looks like he was shot in the shoulder, which shouldn't prove fatal. I suspect he will make his way into Westworld at some point in search of Mystery Woman.

- It's interesting that Maeve couldn't control the Ghost Nation tribesmen. Remember in Season 1 they also ignored commands from Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth)? Part of me wonders if the Ghost Nation tribe gained sentience many years ago and have been living with free will on the outer edges of the park?

- Any guesses what Dolores needs from Sweetwater? That's the small town where guests enter upon arrival at the park.

What did you think of Episode 3? Let me know your thoughts and theories in the comments below.

Westworld, Sundays, 9/8c, HBO

9 Greatest TV Superheroes of the Modern Era (PHOTOS)

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:00am

Back in the day, superheroes were hard to find outside of comic books. Today, they are everywhere, saving the day in video games, in films, and on TV.

Television in particular has helped evolve the genre. And now, the heroes we once saw on paper have to come to life, entertaining audiences with their supernatural skills.

Click through the gallery above for our 9 favorite TV superheroes of the modern era. Sound off in the comments below if we forgot your favorite!

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The service launches later this year.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley Says Her Latest 'Darrow & Darrow' Flick Is 'Even More Fun' Than the First

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 5:00pm

On May 6, Kimberly Williams-Paisley stars in Darrow & Darrow: In the Key of Murder, the second installment of her mystery franchise for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. In the new film, Claire is called upon to help Miles' half-sister Phoebe, a young singer who has been accused of murder. It's Claire's first-ever murder case, but as always, she's ready and willing to fight for the innocent.

TVInsider.com caught up with the actress to get the scoop on her series costars Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me! and Hot in Cleveland) and Tom Cavanagh (The Flash, Ed), the film's musical twist, and an upcoming charity event that she and husband Brad Paisley are working on.

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She previously starred in and produced the 'Murder She Baked' franchise.

How does the Darrow & Darrow franchise feel now that you've got more than one film under your belt?

Kimberly Williams-Paisley: I loved doing the second one because we had already established the character, we know the dynamics. We know the underlying tension especially with Claire and her mom [Wendie Malick]. We know there's this flirtation between Claire and Miles [Tom Cavanaugh]. Now, in the second one, we get to build on that. I think the second one is even more fun even though it's a more serious case. It's a murder trial and Claire's first. But I think as actors and also as characters, we're having a lot fun with it.

Part of the fun of this second film is its musical storyline and its really great soundtrack.

I know! MacKenzie Porter (Travelers), who plays Miles's half-sister, is insanely talented. That was just such an added bonus to the show, really increased the production value to have her music and her voice on the episode. She's a terrific singer and also a great actress.

What are the on-set antics like between you, Wendie and Tom?

We have so much fun. We also really comfortable with each other and with the material. It starts with a terrific script that already has some humor in it. I feel like we have a lot of freedom to play with it when we get there. It's the best. It's the best of both worlds to have people you love, doing material you love.

Claire lives by the moral code of fighting for the innocent. Why is this something that you admire?

I think it's very admirable that she doesn't care so much about money, she cares about fighting for the little guy, fighting for people that don't have a voice or can't afford the expense of a lawyer. She really fights hard to protect people's rights and to fight for the innocent. She has a knack for knowing if someone's innocent or guilty. She believes she does anyway. So far, she hasn't been wrong, that we've seen. She's willing to go to bat and put her career on the line for people when she really believes someone is innocent.

Is that something that you and Claire share or is it something you'd like to glean from your character?

No, I just care about the money. [Laughs upforiously] Claire's mom cares about the money and that's where they butt heads. Claire is's based on Clarence Darrow, a famous public defender who's known for having these very eloquent speeches in court and really inspiring people with his words. I think Claire aspires to do the same thing.

As an actor, is it intimidating to deliver courtroom speeches?

Yes, but I love it. I just need to start working on it a week in advance or more if possible because some of those speeches on go for pages. Last time and this time, I had really long speeches to learn. But it's so fun.

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And of course there will be some romance mixed in.

What was a fun moment that happened while shooting In the Key of Murder?

This is just a small little thing but to me, it's just so perfect because it's like real life. Tom had this idea when we were leaving the dressing room of his sister, to just bump into me accidentally and send me flying across the hall. He did and all he did was say, "I'm sorry about that," and kept walking. But it's like such this little perfect, real-life moment that was all Tom.

Wendy always has a sparkle in her eye and I was doing my close-up in one of our final scenes—it was actually my very last shot in the movie—and this giant painting fell down behind my head while I was doing my lines. And just watching her expression when that was happening was hilarious. It was really loud and really scary and of course, she snorted because she always snorts. We had to do it again and it was just so funny to watch her face as I was trying to get through it because the whole time, she's just praying that it didn't fall down again.

After In the Key of Murder, when will we see the next installment of Darrow & Darrow?

I hope really soon. I hope a lot of people watch the second one and we're developing another now. I feel confident that people will embrace it and love it as much as we do.

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Would you leave a guy for the big city? What if he looked like the 'Vampire Diaries' star?

Kimberly, what else are you working on?

I am working on an Alzheimer's event June 3rd in Nashville that's going to be really fun. It's a fundraiser for the fight against Alzheimer's and it's an '80s dance party. We're selling tickets for that now. Brad and a lot of other people will be playing '80s cover songs. We've got Chris Young, and Chip Esten from Nashville, Lindsay Ell, Chase Bryant, and lots of other surprise guests, too.

More info about Kimberly's Dance Party to End ALZ

Darrow & Darrow: In the Key of Murder, Sunday, May 6, 7/6c, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

10 WWE Couples Who Found Lasting Love & Marriage

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 1:00pm

Those who have followed the love affair between WWE Superstars John Cena and Nikki Bella were floored by the recent news that the couple were ending their relationship after six years.

The couple's public romance had been chronicled on Total Divas, Total Bellas and WWE TV, and really exploded when the leader of Cenation went as far as popping the question to Nikki before a worldwide audience at WrestleMania 33.

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RIP Love!

Cena and Bella may have gone their separate ways, but fear not: There are still many examples to give fans reason to believe in love within the WWE universe, and one can take solace in the Superstar duos remaining in wedded bliss.

Click through the gallery above to see 10 happy couples from the ring who have put a ring on it!

Best Lines of the Week (April 27-May 3): 'Are You Sober?'

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 11:00am

From the non-stop fun of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, to the emotion filled episode of The 100, this week had entertainment for everyone.

Click through the gallery above to see our 10 favorite lines on TV this week!

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Bon Jovi, The Cars and More Highlight 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:00am

If the ’80s is your happy place, this night’s for you: Bon Jovi, The Cars and Dire Straits represent the Me Decade as new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with classic acts The Moody Blues, Nina Simone (who passed away in 2003) and Sister Rosetta Tharpe (the “Godmother of Rock and Roll” also passed away, in 1973).

"One of the great things about this job is seeing just how important music is to people," Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation CEO Joel Peresman says. Indeed, tickets for the April 14 event at Cleveland’s 8,000-seat Public Auditorium sold out in less than an hour. Here’s more about the big night.

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The Performances

Most will recognize the hits (it’s pretty hard to avoid “Livin’ on a Prayer” or “You Might Think”), but the real excitement lies in the reunions. “If the artists are able to put aside any differences for a night, that’s what you like to see,” Peresman says.

Ex-bandmates Richie Sambora and Alec John Such join Bon Jovi onstage, and The Cars perform for the first time in seven years. Dire Straits can only be heard in a clip package, alas. Linchpin Mark Knopfler chose not to attend.



The Tributes

Prepare to get misty-eyed over a “Black Hole Sun” cover by Heart’s Ann Wilson honoring the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, as well as a Simone medley by Lauryn Hill and Andra Day. The real showstopper: The Killers’ version of Tom Petty’s “American Girl.”

The Best Line

In his intro, Howard Stern takes Bon Jovi to task for ruining the ozone layer with his hairspray!

2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 8/7c, HBO

'Timeless' Sneak Peek: The Team Goes Back to 'The Day Reagan Was Shot' (PHOTOS)

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 6:15pm

In the Sunday, May 6, episode of Timeless, the team heads back to 1981 for "The Day Reagan Was Shot."

As the gang uncovers the mystery revolving around the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr., they'll discover that everything isn't how it appears.

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Will questions be answered in this week's episode?

So what if Reagan wasn't the target? And the real target was an officer who also happens to be ... Agent Christopher (Sakina Jaffery)! Find out when "The Day Reagan Was Shot" episode airs this Sunday on NBC.

For a first look at the episode, click through the images above — they're '80s-tastic.



Timeless, Sundays, 10/9c, NBC

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Star Jeff Ward Previews Season 5's Remaining Episodes

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:00pm

Last week's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. blew the roof off. Literally.

As Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the newly-changed Talbot (now Graviton, played by Adrian Pasdar) ascended through the ceiling, the team watched and realized that they're about to face a whole new challenge. You know, aside from the alien overlords and future possibility of Earth's destruction.

We chatted with Jeff Ward (who plays futureman Deke Shaw) about the May 4 episode, "The One Who Will Save Us All," and what's on deck as Season 5 wraps up later this month.

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And Clark Gregg & Chloe Bennet discuss the 100th episode.

What can you tell us about "The One Who Will Save Us All"?

Jeff Ward: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are in it. No, kidding. [laughs]. You’re going to get some more Talbot-Graviton stuff, which I think are some of my favorite scenes. The next three episodes, in fact, are three of my favorites this season. It just felt like such a satisfying close after everything that's happened over the last 19 episodes. In the next three, you’re going to get a lot that has been building since Season 1.

And you’ll also get some more Deke stuff, and see how the team is kind of reeling without Coulson again and looking to Daisy [Chloe Bennet] to keep up that leadership role that she’s been dragged into.

Are we ever going to see Daisy warm up to Deke?

I think you’ll see an answer to that question soon. I’ll say this, you’ll see some more lemons. I love the lemons – it’s one of my favorite things that the writers came up with as a Lighthouse tradition, so I was very excited that the lemons make a small comeback.

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What kind of an obstacle is Talbot now as Graviton? Is he on their side or not?

That’s precisely the question running through their minds. They know this guy, and he’s been a hardcore ally to them for a long time. Above that, he’s Coulson’s only real friend, I think.

There’s a truly, really beautiful little friendship between Coulson and Talbot that I love. Coulson and Talbot’s friendship is a big obstacle because it confuses everything. They don’t know if they just met a new foe, or met someone who could be the greatest ally they’ve ever had. In the next three episodes, that’ll all come out.

And how's the rest of the team dealing with these latest developments? Yo-Yo (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) and Daisy were really going at each other last episode.

Yo-Yo is going through a lot. Obviously what Yo-Yo did to Ruby [Dove Cameron] and how Daisy reacted is still at play. Daisy still feels like she’s in charge and what Yo-Yo did to Ruby could have serious, literally earth-shattering, consequences.

And it’s her team right now, so I think you’ll see some more fallout from that and how everybody is dealing with that, even how Mac [Henry Simmons] is dealing with that. I think because Daisy is in charge and that’s new for everyone it’s kind of like, ‘Okay, so all of the sudden we’re listening to you?’ So, there’s more of that dynamic to be explored.

For the FitzSimmons fans, over the next few episodes there are some major events for them. I promise people will have some feelings about the finale.

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Josh Stewart and Giorgia Whigham are also joining the series.

What does this year’s finale look like? What's this all building towards?

The finale episode is one of the most epic episodes and one of the times that the show really matches the scope and scale of the movies. There’s some huge, crazy-big stuff happening.

How was it being the new guy on set this season?

It was great. Everybody is so unbelievably talented, smart and kind. Over the last five years they’ve become each others family. You come onto a show like that, very often it’s super uncomfortable to try and have a place in that family that’s existed for so long, but everybody immediately welcomed me with open arms.

And then about halfway through the season, they realized I was the most fun target out of all of them. They all started ripping on me pretty hard and that went through the rest of the year. I don’t mind it; it’s how I am with my friends. So that actually makes me more comfortable.

But yeah, Clark [Gregg] told me every day that I was getting fired, so that was a fun joke that he would always tell. He said I was the first character who was going to get killed off during a table read, which was really, really sweet of him to tell me every single time we had a table read. But, everyone is wonderful.

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The service launches later this year.

After this season's finale, is there a chance we’ll see Deke in Season 6, if the show gets renewed?

The next couple of episodes will set up that question even more. Hopefully, we’ll have to get a Season 6 in order to resolve it.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays, 9/8c, ABC

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