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Season 2 finds the group — Vanessa (Eva Green), Ethan (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and Sembene (Danny Sapani) — uniting to banish evil forces, while Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), The Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. “This season we embrace witchcraft,” said creator and executive producer John Logan, upon explaining how Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), who will be a “proper villain” and serve as an antagonist for the characters.
Few things are longer in professional sports than the first rounds of the NBA playoffs, which assuming at least two matchups go seven games, will commence today with a doubleheader on ABC. At press time, the Atlanta Hawks were by far the top team in the Eastern Conference while the Golden State Warriors were the class of the West. Later this week, the conference semifinals get underway.
Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. -- site of today's GEICO 500 event -- is among the country's most notorious tracks, at least if you ask the drivers themselves. The raceway, a 2.66-mile tri-oval, features a wide, smooth racing surface that invites average speeds of 200 mph, but restrictor plates incline the cars to run in one large, tight pack. That means a driver in distress can spell instant, serious trouble for those running immediately behind him.
Staging a surprise for Linda's (voice of John Roberts) birthday proves more complicated than anyone thought in the new episode "Eat, Spray, Linda." Bob (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) finally gets her out of the house -- but then, she can't be found. The entire family participates in the search for her. Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal also are in the voice cast.