On TV this Tuesday: America picks which Voice it most wants to hear, a little birdie tells Pretty Little Liars something crucial, American Restoration bats a hundred and Awkward relives a bunch of uncomfortable moments. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | The Top 20 dancers are revealed.
8 pm Sex: How It Works (NatGeo) | This special promises to teach “anything and everything you’ve ever wondered about sex” through “real-life stories and simulations.” How very bow-chicka-wow-wow of you, NatGeo.
8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | The latest move by “A” creates a ton of trouble for Emily, and a parrot sheds light on Alison’s last days.
8 pm America’s Got Talent (NBC) | The auditions hit Chicago.
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Repeat to Revisit: Wade and George wind up in the woods with a bunch of Little Rangers, and it turns out Wade’s burning secret isn’t such a secret after all. (Wait, does that sound pervy? His secret is that he likes Zoe. Zoe!)
9 pm The Voice (NBC) | Live season finale: Danielle, Michelle or the Swon Brothers? The winner is crowned tonight. (Of course it’s renewed.)
9 pm Twisted (ABC Family) | A friendly dinner between Danny and Jo’s families goes awry.
9 pm The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN) | Hanna discovers that Katheryn has cancer; Hanna confronts Benny about mortgaging her house.
10 pm American Restoration (History) | Back-to-back episodes: First, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz (pictured at right) gets help restoring his grandfather’s sign, then – in the series’ 100th episode — the L.A. Dodgers’ Tommy Lasorda is on hand as Rick turns a soda cooler into a Dodger Dog receptacle.
10 pm Awkward (MTV) | The series takes a look back after last week’s season finale, because Awkward fans love a clip show like Jenna loves Mat-… oh wait. Never mind.
Doctor Who dame Jenna-Louise Coleman has joined BBC One’s upcoming Pride and Prejudice-based project Death Comes To Pemberley.
Based on the suspense novel by P.D. James, the serial — which is timed to P and P‘s 200th anniversary — centers on three of author Jane Austen’s iconic characters: Mr. Darcy (played by Matthew Rhys) Elizabeth Bennet (Anna Maxwell Martin) and George Wickham (Matthew Goode).
Coleman joins Pemberley as Elizabeth’s sister and George’s wife Lydia.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• The Mickey Mouse of yesteryear is making his way back to Disney Channel. A new 2D animated series, titled Mickey Mouse, bows the weekend of June 28 (8:30/7:30c) with three fresh shorts. New installments will follow on Fridays, beginning July 5.
• TNT’s Falling Skies this Sunday drew just 2.8 million total viewers and a series-low 1.0 demo rating against the NBA Finals and True Blood‘s return, dropping 33 percent from its Season 3 premiere.
• HBO’s Hard Knocks will follow the Cincinnati Bengals in its upcoming season, bowing Aug. 6. This marks the second time the team has starred on the NFL training-camp series.
• Michael Gaston (The Mentalist, Damages) has joined HBO’s The Leftovers, a Rapture-esque drama pilot from Damon Lindelof (Lost) and author Tom Perrotta. Gaston will play a man who knows something is amiss and takes (sometimes violent) steps to address it.
• Oscar winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) has been tapped to direct and produce AMC’s sci-fi pilot Line of Sight. From Brotherhood‘s Blake Masters, the genre-bending project centers on a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a plane crash.
|Tuesday, June 18th 2013|
|ABCF||Pretty Little Liars||Turn of the Shoe (04×02)|
|FOX||So You Think You Can Dance||Meet the Top 20 (10×07)|
|Seven||Packed To The Rafters||Role Reversals (06×09)|
|TV2||Go Girls||Not High School Anymore (05×08)|
|ABCF||Twisted (2013)||Grief is a Five Letter Word (01×02)|
|BBC 1||Frankie||Episode 6 (01×06)|
|Discovery||Deadliest Catch||Sleeping with the Enemy (09×10)|
|OWN||The Haves and the Have Nots||A Woman’s Pride (01×05)|
|Sky1||Mad Dogs||Series 3, Episode 3 (03×03)|
|C4||Dates||Erica and Kate (01×04)|
|MTV||Awkward||Most Awkward Moments (S03-Special)|
What happens to the body during sex? We’ll leave the answering of that titillating quandary in the capable hands of Masters of Sex, Showtime’s new drama series starring Michael Sheen (30 Rock) and Lizzy Caplan (Party Down).
Bowing Sunday, Sept. 29 — following the Homeland premiere –Sex tells the story of William Masters (Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Caplan), the duo who led the field of human sexuality research in the 1960s.
Press PLAY below for a peek at the all-new series, then hit the comments: Does this show look Sex-y enough for you?
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• Dude, Jorge Garcia is headed to Hawaii Five-0. Per EW.com, the actor will drop by the CBS drama early next season as a conspiracy theorist. Garcia — the fourth Lost alum to visit Hawaii — will reportedly share scenes with his former co-star Daniel Dae Kim.
• Happy Endings alum Nick Zano is teaming with big-screen star (and longtime friend) Channing Tatum and producer Reid Carolin (Magic Mike) on a half-hour comedy project, Deadline reports. Written by and starring Zano, Nicky is based on Zano’s experience as a boy raised in a multi-generational household of seven women.
• Comedian Reggie Watts, Miles Fisher (Final Destination 5) and relative newcomer Mike Castle have been cast in Comedy Central’s pilot Bad Advice From My Brother. Based on the blog manned by Jordan Pope Roush, the project follows the misadventures of two brothers and their neighbor.
• ABC’s Zero Hour returned to resume its run on Saturday night with an average of 1.8 million viewers across two episodes, while scoring demo ratings of 0.4 and 0.3.
• The MDA Show of Strength Telethon will air exclusively on ABC Sunday, Sept. 1.
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… Disney Channel has officially picked up Girl Meets World, the updated sequel of the ’90s series Boy Meets World. Aimed at kids and families, Girl Meets World is set in New York City and follows the middleschool adventures of Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard), the ‘tween daughter of original Boy Meets World characters Cory and Topanga. Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will reprise their roles to play Riley’s parents; Cory is now a teacher at his daughter’s school, and Topanga is the proprietor of a cool teen hangout that peddles pudding. Look for it in 2014. [Disney Channel via press release]
… Surprise! Community creator Dan Harmon did not like the fourth season of Community, also known as “the season Dan Harmon was fired from.” At his anything-goes podcast-show Harmontown, Harmon confirmed that he watched the season for the first time and compared it to seeing pictures of his girlfriend getting orally intimate with other men. This was after he said he wouldn’t “be a jerk” about his feelings on Season 4, be they good or bad. Harmon also said that he’s put a call into Bill Murray to get him to play Jeff’s dad, even though James Brolin played Papa Winger in Season 4. [Splitsider]
… Charlie Sheen is causing problems on the set of his show! Well, I guess that’s not exactly news, but we may as well go over the specifics. Apparently the Sheenster is upset with his Anger Management costar Selma Blair and unofficially fired her—with “unofficially” meaning that Sheen blew up after Blair complained about him, and said he wouldn’t work with her if she showed up for work today. [TMZ]
… True Blood debuted its sixth season last night, and it sounds like it lost some fans between seasons. The premiere drew 4.5 million viewers, down 13 percent from the Season 5 opener. The episode was up against the NBA Finals, but are the same people who enjoy seeing Tim Duncan’s fundamental bank shot the same people who like ogling Joe Mangienello’s bare tookus? I don’t think so. [TV By the Numbers]
… The Daytime Emmy Awards happened on Sunday. NBC’s Days Of Our Lives took home the title of Best Drama, and The Ellen Degeneres Show won for Outstanding Talk Show. Lead acting nods went to The Young and the Restless‘s Doug Davidson and The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Heather Tom, and George Lucas accepted an award for Star Wars: The Clone Wars in the category of Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. But the real story behind the show were the live-TV flubs during the HLN broadcast. Aisha Tyler was handed the wrong envelope when announcing a winner, mics picked up backstage chatter, the audio kept cutting in and out, and Corbin Bernsen said a bad word. [Deadline Hollywood]
… The Americans‘ Annet Mahendru has spied herself an off-season gig on another show. Mahendru, who plays cute-as-a-button Nina on the FX series, will drop by USA’s White Collar in Season 5. She’ll play a Russian figure skater who runs into trouble with the Motherland. Look for her in the sixth episode of White Collar‘s fifth season, which debuts this fall. [TV Line]
… Final Destination‘s Miles Fisher and relative newcomer Mike Castle have been cast in Comedy Central’s pilot Bad Advice From My Brother. Fisher will play the older of two brothers who tries to steer his younger sibling (Castle) down the right path. With hilarious results! Reggie Watts (Comedy Bang Bang) also stars; he’ll play the brothers’ neighbor. [Deadline Hollywood]
On TV this Monday: The Mistresses are under pressure, The Glades discover the (naked) truth, a bad moon rises for Teen Wolf and Longmire goes hunting. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Switched at Birth (ABC Family) | Bay begins to reconnect with Ty, but learns shocking news about his experiences in Afghanistan.
8:30 pm The Goodwin Games (Fox) | Jimmy tries to convince Piper’s mom Hannah (True Blood‘s Janina Gavankar) to trust him, while Henry pitches a business deal to Hannah’s husband (The Office‘s Chris Diamantopoulos).
9 pm The Glades (A&E) | When a male stripper turns up dead, Jim investigates Florida’s purveyors of flesh and the women who love and/or hire them.
9 pm Major Crimes (TNT) | While a complex murder-suicide case has Raydor’s team reeling, D.A. Rios demands that Rusty be relocated after he receives a threatening letter.
9 pm Defiance (Syfy) | A deadly plague ravages the town, and racial tensions escalate when an immune group is quarantined.
9 pm The Fosters (ABC Family) | Mike asks Brandon to move in with him, and a school assignment causes Callie to revisit her own dark secrets.
10 pm Mistresses (ABC) | Tensions rise between Savi and Dom; the Grey family’s dysfunctional orbit continues to pull at Karen. (Seriously, my family looks like The Brady Bunch in comparison.)
10 pm Longmire (A&E) | The team hunts for cattle thieves when livestock and a driver go missing.
10 pm Teen Wolf (MTV) | Boyd and Cora are under the influence of the full moon; Scott and Derek seek help from an unlikely ally.
10 pm Push Girls (Sundance) | Tiphany hires a private investigator to help her track down her sister, and Mia opens herself up to love.
|Monday, June 17th 2013|
|ABCF||Switched at Birth||Distorted House (02×12)|
|A&E||The Glades||Magic Longworth (04×04)|
|ABCF||The Fosters (2013)||Hostile Acts (01×03)|
|Syfy||Defiance||If I Ever Leave This World Alive (01×09)|
|TNT||Major Crimes||False Pretenses (02×02)|
|VH1||Hit The Floor||Rebound (01×04)|
|A&E||Longmire||The Road to Hell (02×04)|
|ABC||Mistresses (US)||Breaking and Entering (01×03)|
|MTV||Teen Wolf||Fireflies (03×03)|
|Syfy||Warehouse 13||What Matters Most (04×17)|
|TNT||King & Maxwell||Second Chances (01×02)|
A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars
THE PERFORMER | Neil Patrick Harris
THE SHOW | Tony Awards
THE AIRDATE | June 9, 2013
As host of Broadway’s biggest night, Neil Patrick Harris took our breath away without ever losing his.
From the moment the show started, we knew we were in for a treat, but we never could have imagined the impeccably delivered and stamina-testing opening number that was to follow. He jumped through a hoop. He climbed a giant statuette. He did it all. Never pausing for more than a few seconds, Harris sang and danced his heart out (at one point while being hoisted by Bring It On cheerleaders!) with so much dynamic enthusiasm and power that it radiated out from the screen — and left us gasping for him.
As if that wasn’t enough, he performed a magic trick, sprinting from the stage to the back of theater in seconds — we’re still trying to figure that one out — and even imbued heartfelt emotion into a verse reaching out to all the theater-loving kids out there. (When he said, “We were that kid,” you knew he meant it.)
And it only got better from there. A clever bit about Broadway vets from recently canceled TV shows, featuring Megan Hilty (Smash), Andrew Rannells (The New Normal) and Laura Benanti (Go On), delighted, and as both a performer and a producer, multihyphenate Harris deserves some credit for that.
Then, for the crème de la crème, the host delivered a wrap-up rap about the night’s big winners and moments with help from Broadway star Audra McDonald. It’s become something of a tradition for Harris to close out the show with Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) and Tommy Kail’s on-the-fly written words, but he still impresses every time he does so.
The Scene: Riley and Danny kiss
Klutzy Girl: There were two episodes this week so it’s hard to choose between both awesome kissing scenes (and other hilarious moments) so I’ll go with the kiss in “The Wheeler and The Dealer”, when Riley and Tucker think Danny’s not breathing. She performs CPR and when she’s doing mouth to mouth, Danny starts kissing back. Then she gets knocked out and Danny picks her up!
BURN NOTICE, “Forget Me Not”, June 13, 2013, Actors: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar
The Scene: Michael saves Fiona’s life
A Dahne: Michael saves Fiona’s life by remembering a conversation they had in Ireland. All of the flashbacks were awesome, but the way they tied those flashbacks into the main scene was even better. Excellent episode.
DEFIANCE, “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times”, June 10, 2013, Actors: Graham Greene, Brian J. Smith
The Scene: Rafe talks McClintock out of killing himself
A Dahne: It was understated but very powerful and ended everything on a hopeful note.
FALLING SKIES, “Collateral Damage”, June 9, 2013, Actors: Moon Bloodgood, Maxim Knight
The Scenes: Matt asks Anne if he can call her “Mom” & The attack on the nuclear power plant
Klutzy Girl: That was just a really cute scene!
Sharon Seymour: The Attack on the nuclear power plant
GAME OF THRONES, “Mhysa”, June 9, 2013, Actors: Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Rory McCann, Peter Dinklage, Charles Dance
The Scenes: Daenerys frees the slaves & Arya gets a bit of payback & Tyrion and Tywin give Joffrey a verbal smackdown
Jamie Coudeville: Daenerys frees the slaves and they call her Mhysa – It’s been a long time since anyone has smiled like that on this show.
Darth Locke: The Hound fights Arya’s battle after she confronts a group of people who verbally disgrace her family after their recant gruesome deaths!
Justyna Kubica: As much as I enjoyed the scenes with Arya and Bran, I’m going with Tyrion and Tywin giving Joffrey a verbal smackdown. Just when I start to think that “the king” can’t make me hate him more, he comes up with another horrifying idea to psychologically torture Sansa. Poor girl! And I absolutely could not stand seeing him so happy after the horrors of the last episode. That’s why it was really great to watch him being treated like THIS by his uncle and grandfather. It’s a very good thing that Tyrion tries to protect Sansa, even if he endangers himself (they already tried to kill him in Season 2, so I’m thinking that his recent actions will have some consequences next season). And this might be the only moment when I felt a little sympathy for Tywin, but that did not last long. Not at all.
HANNIBAL, “Relevés”, June 12, 2013, Actors: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Kacey Rohl, Ellen Muth
The Scenes: The last scene between Abigail and Hannibal & Georgia catches fire & Hannibal gives Will exotic bird soup at the hospital
Sharon Seymour: The chilling last scene between Hannibal and Abigail. (also picked by Veronika K. & DarkUFO)
Diana Mack: Suddenly Georgia catches fire while she’s holding a plastic comb.
Darth Locke: Hannibal gives Will exotic bird soup at the hospital. Although I think there were many great scenes and exchanges between characters, along with more allusions to Clarice Starling in this episode, I chose this simple scene because of two things the soup and the act of giving it conveys: The idea of friendship –something the episode seriously addressed. And: The soup itself didn’t just have exotic bird broth and meat in it, but other natural things like black berries! Berries are things we might associate with that of what a bird would eat, implying not only are they eating the bird, but also what the bird ate—a representation of the food chain! This is crux of Hannibal’s dilemma with Will and possibly Abigail and Bedelia Du Maurier…
MAD MEN, “Favors”, June 9, 2013, Actors: Jon Hamm, Kevin Rahm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser
The Scenes: Peggy and Pete drunk at diner with Ted & Ted helps Don out
Max Conte: Peggy & Pete drunk at diner with Ted
Darth Locke: Ted helps Don out by giving him a contact so that the Rosens’ son can escape going to Vietnam.
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, “‘A’ is for A-l-i-v-e”, June 11, 2013, Actor: Janel Parrish, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale
The Scenes: Mona reveals the identity of the Queen of Hearts & The girls get a text from A at the funeral
Linda Zoi: Mona reveals some secrets as the identity of the Queen of Hearts.
Jamie Coudeville: The girls get a text from A at the funeral – The song was perfect. They’re right back where they started only with more secrets and an 5 liars instead of 4.
TEEN WOLF, “Chaos Rising”, June 10, 2013
The Scenes: Derek sees his younger sister Cora for the first time & Dr Deaton enters into Isaac’s brain & The dialogue between Isaac, Derek and his uncle & The classroom scene & Peter and Stiles riff off of each other
Klutzy Girl: Derek sees his younger sister Cora for the first time. The look on his face and the way his voice cracks is heartbreaking. He’s broken and I don’t think he’ll ever recover, but maybe this will help a little bit.
Diana Mack: Dr Deaton enters into Isaac’s brain while he’s in trance, thanks to a special hypnosis into a tank full of ice water.
Linda Zoi: The initial dialogue between Isaac, Derek and his uncle.
Jamie Coudeville: The classroom scene – This scene just made me realize how much I love the coach. He’s absolutely hilarious!
A Dahne: Peter and Stiles riff off of each other before figuring out the crucial piece of information. Peter and Stiles are the two snarkiest characters so to have them alone in a scene together gave the episode some of its best lines.
TWISTED, “Pilot”, June 11, 2013, Actor: Avan Jogia
The Scene: The last one
Linda Zoi: The final scene when we see that Danny has the dead girl’s necklace.
On TV this Sunday: True Blood bites into a new season, The Borgias say arrivederci, Nurse Jackie has a sobering finale and the Daytime Emmy Awards turn 40. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards (HLN) | Sam Champion (Good Morning America) and HLN personalities Robin Meade and A.J. Hammer host the two-hour ceremony, broadcast live from Los Angeles.
8 pm Chopped (Food Network) | Ingredients in the first basket include mache and pickled sausage, while the entree round features squid. (I’d give them all a prize for not gagging at “pickled sausage.”)
9 pm True Blood (HBO) | Season 6 premiere: A group flees the Authority compound in the wake of Bill’s reincarnation; Governor Truman Burrell (new series regular Arliss Howard, Rubicon) vows open season on vampires.
9 pm The Killing (AMC) | The task force shuts down a business, while Sarah and Holder unite in their pursuit of “the voice.” (Maybe they should consult with Blake Shelton.)
9 pm The Client List (Lifetime) | Two-hour season finale: Riley discovers the client list has been stolen; Evan gets one step closer to Riley’s hidden life. (Not yet renewed)
9 pm 2013 Miss USA Competition (NBC) | Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas host the 62nd annual competition.
10 pm The Borgias (Showtime) | Series finale: Alexander and Cesare have reconciled, and the Borgias are ready to move against their enemies.
10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | The partners cannot agree on a new campaign; Don takes a day off.
10 pm Veep (HBO) | Despite being told to limit public appearances, Selina continues her plans — which can’t possibly go well.
… Starz and 50 Cent are teaming up for Power, a drama produced by the rapper-turned-actor/Bacardi-and-birthday-party pitchman. The cable network has greenlit Power for eight episodes, with The Good Wife‘s Courtney Kemp Agboh set to run the show. The series follows a nightclub owner who takes his business to Fortune 500-level heights (a club becomes a Fortune 500 company?) BUT guess what! He’s also the city’s biggest drug kingpin! No premiere date has been scheduled . [Deadline Hollywood]
… TLC’s Breaking Amish, which follows Amish and Mennonite youths as they are thrown into the “regular” world, is headed to Los Angeles this round with a new cast. [People]
… CBS’s Brooklyn DA is moving to a new night. The reality show following employees at a New York District Attorney’s office will air its final three episodes on Saturday nights at 9pm beginning June 22. The six-part series previously aired on Tuesday nights, where it wasn’t doing so hot. Person of Interest repeats will take over the newly formed vacancy. [Zap2It]
… CBS has cut some audio of President Barack Obama from the end of the Under the Dome pilot, which kinda sucks because I liked that touch (it was available in screeners sent to press). The clip was from a Hurricane Sandy speech, and CBS and producer Amblin Entertainment figured they shouldn’t be sampling comments about a real tragedy for a show about a fake tragedy. [LA Times]
… Shonda Rhimes’ Scandal isn’t keeping Jake in the hole for too long. Either that, or Jake is in for a boring storyline in Season 3. Scott Foley, whose special ops character was thrown into a deep ditch after saving Olivia from an assassin in the Season 2 finale, has been promoted to series regular. Foley was previously contractually obligated to The Goodwin Games, but since that show is kaput, he’s free to move to Shondaland. [Deadline Hollywood]
… The always excellent Garret Dillahunt will make a return visit to USA’s Burn Notice in the show’s final season. Dillahunt will reprise his role as Simon Escher, the lunatic who was responsible for the things that got Michael burned and noticed in the first place. [EW]
… Grey’s Anatomy has handed out promotions to FOUR actors for next season. Camilla Luddington (Jo), Gaius Charles (Shane), Jerrika Hinton (Stephanie), and Tessa Ferrer (Leah) have all been boosted to series regular status. Congratuations, guys! [THR]
… TV Land continues to mine the ’80s and ’90s for stars, and will bring Cheers‘ George Wendt (Nooooooorm!) into its fold via a guest appearance on the comedy Kirstie. Wendt will reunite with former Cheers co-stars Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman when he shows up as the ex-husband of Perlman’s character. [THR]
… The Veronica Mars movie has booked Krysten Ritter, who played Veronica’s best friend Gia Goodman. [TV Guide]
… Jorge Garcia (Lost‘s Hurley) is returning to Hawaii. The actor will stop by CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 next season to play a conspiracy theorist and reunite with former Lost co-star Daniel Dae Kim. Will someone please get Garcia a regular role on a show? And no, Alcatraz doesn’t count. [EW]
|Sunday, June 16th 2013|
|Ten||Reef Doctors||Episode 2 (01×02)|
|Nick @ Nite||See Dad Run||See Dad Be Normal.ish (02×03)|
|Nine||House Husbands||Season 2, Episode 10 (02×10)|
|Seven||A Place To Call Home||Worlds Apart (01×08)|
|AMC||The Killing||Head Shots (03×04)|
|BBC 1||The White Queen||Episode 1 (01×01)|
|C4||The Returned||Simon (01×02)|
|HBO||True Blood||Who Are You, Really? (06×01)|
|Lifetime||The Client List||What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am (02×14)|
|Showcase||Continuum||Second Listen (02×08)|
|Showtime||Nurse Jackie||Soul (05×10)|
|AMC||Mad Men||The Quality of Mercy (06×12)|
|Lifetime||The Client List||Wild Nights are Calling (02×15)|
|Showtime||The Borgias||The Prince (03×10)|
|TNT||Falling Skies||Badlands (03×03)|
|HBO||Family Tree||Welcome To America (01×05)|
|Saturday, June 15th 2013|
|ABC||Zero Hour (2013)||Chain (01×04)|
|ABC||Zero Hour (2013)||Suspension (01×05)|
|BBC 1||Casualty||Garage Flowers (27×39)|
The White Queen
Genre: Drama | History | Literature | Military/War | Romance/Dating
Status: New Series
Network: BBC One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 16, 2013
Episode Order: 10
White Queen is described as a tale of love and loss, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder woven through the stories of three different yet equally driven women caught up in the ongoing conflict for the throne: Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. The year is 1464 and England has been at war for nine years battling over who is the rightful King of England — it is a war between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster, whose heraldic symbols were a white and red rose, respectively, giving the power struggle its name. The House of York’s young and handsome Edward IV (Irons) is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker” (Frain). But when Edward falls in love and secretly marries a beautiful young widow, the commoner Elizabeth Woodville (Ferguson), Warwick’s plan for control over the throne comes crashing down around him. Meanwhile, Woodville becomes a queen with the help of her mother Jacquetta (McTeer), a self-proclaimed sorceress. Elizabeth’s most fierce adversary is the staunchly loyal Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort (Hale), a damaged and highly religious woman who would willingly lay down her life to see her young son Henry Tudor take the throne. And then there is Anne Neville (Marsay), Lord Warwick The Kingmaker’s daughter — a pawn in her father’s battle for control who finds her strength and ambition when she takes control of her destiny and marries the King’s younger brother Richard Duke of York (Aneurin Bernard).
Genre: Comedy | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: BBC FOUR ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: June 19, 2013
Episode Order: 3
Semi-improvised sketch show set in a hairdressers starring Doon Mackichan, Paul Reynolds, Lucinda Dryzek, OT Fagbenle, Jane Dowden and Jessica Gunning.
Genre: Action | Drama | Family | Lifestyle | Music
Status: New Series
Network: Fuse ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 19, 2013
“The Hustle” centers on up-and-coming rap duo Brooklyn’s Finest, best friends navigating the music industry in hopes of making it big. Their one-man entourage, Rashad, keeps the boys honest and their childhood friend, Ya-Ya, is now a label exec helping them snag their first record deal. (Source: FUSE TV)
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Mad Men, Pretty Little Liars, Awkward andGeneral Hospital!
1 | Will all future Tony Awards opening numbers be underwhelming in comparison to Neil Patrick Harris’ mile-a-minute tune from Sunday’s broadcast? (Hint: Probably!) And have we figured out how he got from inside the magician’s box on stage to the back of the theater in 15 seconds?
2 | Which of TV’s May/December caretaker/caretakee romances do you prefer — Mad Men‘s Manolo/Dot or The Good Wife‘s Cristian/Jackie? Isn’t it crazy how many parallels there are between the two storylines? Elsewhere: If Pete had just seconds prior dismissed gays as “degenerate,” why would Bob Benson proceed to hit on him? (If Bob is in fact gay himself.) Who’d like a full episode of just drunk Pete/Peggy reflecting on old, difficult times? And did anyone else think that Sally might (eep!) run out into traffic while racing away from her illicit eyeful?
3 | How exactly did Game of Thrones‘ Theon survive getting his manhood chopped off? Wouldn’t he have bled to death? (Do we really want to know the particulars?) Is Ramsey, in addition to being a complete knife-wielding psychopath, also a skilled surgeon?
4 | Would you agree or disagree with the following bitchy bon mot from Food Network Star‘s Danushka?: “I would never watch a show where someone’s last name is Dinki!”
6 | Is it just us or are The Fosters‘ cut-to-blacks at commercial breaks really abrupt? And are we predictable for already hoping that Callie and Brandon make sweet music together?
7 | How is Major Crimes‘ DA’s office just now discovering where Rusty lives? And as much as we love the codger, is anyone else still adjusting to Provenza being so take-charge (and not lazy) in investigations?
8 | On King & Maxwell, did you almost not (or simply not) recognize Ryan Hurst aka Sons of Anarchy‘s Opie as the autistic savant?
9 | When was the last time you saw professional female TV characters grab a bite to eat at a luncheonette counter the way Mistresses‘ Savi and Karen did on this week’s episode? Also, with Savi realizing her mistake and putting the brakes on her affair with Dominic, shouldn’t the show’s writers be legally obligated to find some other outlet for Jason George’s almost absurd levels of sex appeal?
10 | Has there ever been a less aesthetically pleasing first kiss on TV than The Bachelorette‘s Kasey and Des, with damp towels wrapped around their heads to help retain body heat in a frigid rooftop pool?
11 | Whose elimination stung worse on The Voice: Amber Carrington or Sasha Allen? And did you ever imagine from their nondescript early-season renditions of “American Girl” and “Drift Away” that The Swon Brothers would make it all the way to the finale?
12 | Could So You Think You Can Dance‘s Vegas round have felt any more rushed? And didn’t it seem absurd for the show to cut Tommy Tibball, so mesmerizing in his Boston audition, during the ballroom round without showing us 10 seconds of footage to justify the ouster?
13 | A valid concern from our Pretty Little commenters: Why wasn’t Spencer more upset about the fact that her sister tried to kill her best friend? After everything that’s happened to the girls, is she simply immune to crazy now? And we’d like to know: Why does every detective in Rosewood look like he just graduated from riding a tricycle?
14 | On Awkward, why does Jenna’s journey of self-discovery yet again have to be framed by which guy she likes now?
15 | Why, America’s Got Talent, why do you subject us to preteen ballroom dancers lasciviously shaking what their mamas gave ‘em?
16 | Given his tendency to show up when struggling shows need a boost, is John Stamos — who’s now on Necessary Roughness — the new Heather Locklear?
17 | When did General Hospital‘s Nikolas get promoted to Science Officer? And while we all know what a good sport Ian Buchanan is, didn’t you kinda have to feel bad for him donning a tutu and full make-up to tango with Emma?
18 | Did Burn Notice break your heart a bit when Michael watched Fi and Carlos smooch? And then step on it when Fi ran to her new beau after cheating death? (Hey, both of GH’s Nikolases got a mention this week!) But how thrilling was that final sequence, where Michael used a saying from their past to save the day? (All that said, can we please talk about Gabrielle Anwar’s flashback wig…?)
19 | Have Hannibal viewers seen the last of Abigail Hobbs? Raise your hand if the show tricked you into thinking, even for that brief moment, that Will had killed her? And can we place a request now for a catch-you-up/straighten-you-out recap show – à la Revenge or Once Upon a Time — before the Season 2 premiere?
20 | With Monica Potter and Tatiana Maslany taking home top honors at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, can we not just hope but possibly assume that we might see some Emmy love for these standouts this year?
On TV this Friday: Nora Zehetner makes Maron an offer he can’t refuse, Magic City rolls the dice on a new season, XIII gets Shanghai’d and Vice documents dribbling diplomacy. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Dateline NBC (NBC) | A young sister and brother are torn apart when their mother disappears. (Just in time to start your weekend on a happy note.).
8 pm Crossing the Ice (NatGeo) | This special follows a pair of Australian explorers who walked from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance.
8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Repeat to Revisit: Nikita’s heartbreaking secret farewell to Michael as she pretends to get ready to run away with him, but knows it will never happen? I can’t.
9 pm Magic City (Starz) | Season 2 premiere: Ike has a plan to get Ben outta the Miramar Playa, but he’s got to recruit Sy Berman and Fidel Castro (?) to get it rolling.
10 pm Continuum (Syfy) | Kiera and Carlos have an uneasy reunion as they work to stop Liber8 from rescuing Travis.
10 pm XIII: The Series (Reelz) | A city-wide riot breaks out just as XIII, Betty and Amos try to escape Shanghai? Pretty suspicious, no?
10 pm Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) | Maher is joined by former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy, documentarian Josh Fox, Bloomberg View columnist Jonathan Alter, Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway and historian Niall Ferguson.
10 pm Maron (IFC) | Nora Zehetner (Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood) kicks off a guest arc as a fan who sends Marc an explicit photo and offers a weekend of no-strings-attached sex.
11 pm Vice (HBO) | Season finale: Remember all that ballyhoo about Dennis Rodman in North Korea a few months back? Vice was there with him, documenting the surreal adventure. (Yep, renewed.)
Burn Notice is taking a Chance on a returning guest star in its seventh and final season.
Raising Hope star Garret Dillahunt will make his way back to the USA Network drama this summer, EW.com reports. He’ll reprise his role as the rogue operative behind the crimes for which Michael was ultimately burned.
Last seen in a Season 4 installment, Dillahunt’s psychotic alter ego will no longer be behind bars — but why?
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• Starz has given a series order to Power, a new drama created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife) and exec-produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The series centers on a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who moonlights as the kingpin of a lucrative drug network.
• Kirstie Alley’s new TV Land comedy Kirstie is staging a Seinfeld reunion. Kirstie regular Michael Richards, who plays her driver, will share the screen with former co-star Jason Alexander when he guest-stars as Alley’s agent in an upcoming episode.
• Beginning June 22, CBS will move its struggling docu-series Brooklyn D.A. to Saturdays at 9/8c.
|Friday, June 14th 2013|
How will NCIS: Los Angeles mark a milestone? Will Once Upon a Time revisit a resurrection? Which Covert secrets will be uncovered? Which Defiance resident isn’t what they seem? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
First, allow me to tell you that your work is very appreciated and each new article brightens our day! Is it too soon to ask if you have any spoilers on NCIS: LA‘s 100th episode? –Emma
With an intro like that, you get to go first this week. Not only is it not premature to ask about No. 100 (aka the fourth episode of Season 5), show boss Shane Brennan teases, “I already know what the last episode is for next year!” But let’s not get that ahead of ourselves. Brennan says that while the aforementioned milestone hour “may play with the show’s format a little,” it will for certain “kick off an arc that runs right through the end of the season,” which he also said will be a “watershed” one for both Deeks and Callen.
Does Once Upon a Time plan on telling the current stories of the characters in Storybrooke, or will Season 3 focus on Neverland and the Enchanted Forest? –Ellie
In case my previous scoopage on this subject did not reassure you that, as the headline said, “Storybrooke will not be forgotten,” I just confirmed that Emilie de Ravin is still a series regular for Season 3. Thus, it sounds like Belle will certainly have Maine events of her own to deal with back home.
Will Once Upon a Time explain how Mulan and Aurora helped Phillip get his soul back from the wraith? –JJ
Series cocreator Adam Horowitz confirms that yes, that burning question will be addressed during Season 3 — and likely on the sooner side, I reckon, since Jamie Chung and Sarah Bolger have midseason pilots (NBC’s Believe, ABC’s Mixology) to get to!
How is the Covert Affairs premiere?! Can you give us any scoop on it, pretty please? — Rachael
As Christopher Gorham previously shared, Auggie and Annie are very much a couple now — as the opening sequence makes “nakedly” clear. (Fact: I swore off carbs for the summer after those scenes.) Likewise, when Kari Matchett told me there are “interesting things” on tap for Joan and Arthur, my lord, she was not kidding. All told, while I didn’t 100 percent follow the case at hand — Annie and Auggie “vacation” in Colombia to covertly dig into Arthur’s past while dodging the local CIA station chief (played by new series regular/CSI: NY alum Hill Harper) — the episode is chock-a-block with exposed secrets (one of which I did not see coming at all) and a final scene that promises to shake up the pecking order.
When will Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy be available on Netflix? –Gerry
All I am able to confirm at this point is “in the fall” — but as compensation, I give you series star Charlie Hunnam promising “a tumultuous time” ahead for Jax and Tara, especially now that Jax has abandoned the idea of ever “getting out.” “I think at this point he realizes that he’s in it for life,” Hunnam says. “Last season was a real process of him embracing that and throwing himself into it with both feet, to cement the fact that he’s a lifer.”
Does the abbreviated final-season order for Warehouse 13 mean we won’t see another Christmas special again? –Lisa
Sorry to hand you a lump of coal in June, but yes.
If anyone can find the answer to this question, I’m sure it is you, Matt: Is there any chance that we will see Chelsie Hightower return as a pro on Dancing With the Stars? –Lindsey
I perhaps have not watched an episode of DWTS since Kelly Monaco’s Season 1, but I’m game to take this one on. I am told that since Chelsie is still under contract with the ABC series (and last season popped up in some of the “pro dances”), there is at least the possibility she will be part of the Season 17 cast — though we won’t know for sure until late August.
I love ABC’s new show Motive. What is its future? When will it be back on after basketball and for how many episodes? –Judy
The 10 remaining episodes will begin to unspool June 27, running through early September.
Defiance‘s Stahma and Kenya…. I have no words. So, do you have scoop? — Julia
Right? And people thought H.G. Wells/Myka would be Syfy’s Sapphic supercouple. There’s a passing moment in the wedding episode (airing June 24) where Stahma comments to someone about the Need/Want proprietor’s “amazing touch.” Elsewhere in that hour, you’ll lay witness to a Castithan bachelor party (which frankly varies little from anything you see at Scores), get some movement on the Irisa/Tommy front, discover that [SPOILER] saved Datak’s life some years ago and learn that someone in town is concealing a massive, shocking secret. There’s also the death of two characters who’ve been with us from the start.
Any good scoop on our favorite Rookie Blue couple, Sam and Andy? Is there hope for a reconciliation this season? – Whitney
Hmm, I must speak cryptically here…. Let’s just say that Sam and Andy have a bond that can never really be broken, and you’ll see that illustrated in a few different ways by the end of this season.
Is Vikings skipping ahead in time [with the Bjorn recast]? What happened to the little blond kid playing Ragnar’s son? –Dee
Not to worry, you likely will see young Nathan O’Toole again — at the beginning of Season 2, at least, before a time jump kicks in.
I saw something on Twitter about Lisa Kudrow’s previously cancelled ancestry show, Who Do You Think You Are?, coming back this summer on TLC. Do you have any info on that? –Francine
WDYTYA, as the kids call it, will air Tuesdays at 9/8c starting July 23. Among those ready to climb their family trees for TLC are NCIS: LA‘s Chris O’Donnell,
Up All Night‘s Christina Applegate and New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel (SPOILER: She has an actress sister!).