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Lori just hasn't been the same since "thirtysomething" and "Northern Exposure" went off the air.

Outcast on Cinemax Patrick Fugit Is Obsessed With the Possessed in Robert Kirkman Thriller

Outcast on Cinemax Patrick Fugit Is Obsessed With the Possessed in Robert Kirkman Thriller

Fans of The Walking Dead learned quickly that what makes for a thrilling story in the pages of Robert Kirkman’s comic books can be even more spine-tingling and addictive onscreen. Kirkman’s newest adaptation, the Cinemax chiller Outcast, is no exception. • Watch the Outcast premiere FREE on YouTube now! Almost Famous star Patrick Fugit plays Kyle Barnes, a troubled young man whose horrific childhood experience with demonic possession follows him into adulthood, crushing his hope for a peaceful life with his now-estranged wife and daughter. But a chance encounter with his childhood preacher, the equally troubled Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister, Life … Continue reading

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Animal Kingdom: Ellen Barkin is One Bad Mother in TNT’s Sexy New Drama

The cast of Animal Kingdom on TNT

Ellen Barkin is 62. Sixty. Two. Trust me, you’re going to need to remind yourself of that mere moments into Animal Kingdom, TNT’s scorching, action-packed new drama based on the critically acclaimed 2010 Australian film starring Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver and Blindspot’s Sullivan Stapleton. Barkin — all tousled locks, burnished skin and plump pout — also rocks skyscraper heels, skinny jeans and plunging tanks like a boss as Janine “Smurf” Cody, matriarch of a crime family that is literally family. Though Smurf sits out the actual heists that have made her crew filthy rich, she rules her grown sons — … Continue reading

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New to On Demand: The Finest Hours

New to On Demand: The Finest Hours

Of course, Disney’s The Finest Hours begs instant comparisons to 2000’s Oscar-nominated George Clooney film The Perfect Storm. Hours, too, is based on a real-life nautical nightmare. It, too, features a bleak New England setting. Deadly storm. Handsome hero. Swarthy, seafaring types barking brave declarations. A pretty, plucky woman back home refusing to give up hope. And dazzler special effects that may leave you a landlubber for life. But where Storm’s seafarers were fisherman caught unawares, The Finest Hours doubles the jeopardy, focusing its story on the converging fates of two imperiled vessels and the men aboard them. The larger … Continue reading

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ABC 2016-17 schedule: The Middle moves, Scandal goes midseason, Kiefer Sutherland gets presidential and more! (VIDEO)


Channing Dungey, Paul Lee’s successor as president of ABC Entertainment, unveiled the network’s 2016-2017 programming slate and lineup today at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, in New York City. Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra and Jake McLaughlin led an opening montage that featured the pair grilling the network’s current stars about where “it” begins. It being great entertainment. Which, of course, is ABC. Chopra then appeared in a live song-and-dance number, followed by the requisite network cheerleading from Geri Wang, President of ABC ad sales, and Ben Sherwood, president of ABC/Disney Television Group. Then Dungey took over, telling the assembly that she has loved … Continue reading

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OutDaughtered sneak peek: Hitting the road! (VIDEO)

outdaughtered tlc busby family

Tonight on TLC’s OutDaughtered, Adam and Danielle Busby find out that leaving the house with six kids is a whole lot tougher than flying the coop with just one. • RELATED: OutDaughtered on TLC: What’s it like to bring up five babies and a big girl? We ask Danielle Busby! Prepping for a much-anticipated family day at the home of Danielle’s sister Ashley, the pair discover that just getting out the door with enough diapers, wipes, bottles and places to park baby butts is a major undertaking — never mind getting everyone (and everything) loaded into the van. But, in an earlier interview, Danielle told us her helpful hubby mastered … Continue reading

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The Dresser — Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen shine in Starz original film


The play’s the thing in The Dresser. King Lear, to be exact. And whether — apologies, Hamlet — it is to be or not to be. And a pair of Sirs make Starz’ upcoming film adaptation of the Ronald Harwood play a must-see, whether you’re a Shakespeare lover or not. The Dresser follows Sir (Sir Anthony Hopkins), an embittered, once-famous actor whose star has faded to twilight in a local Shakespeare troupe. As Sir’s anger and despair get the better of him — and World War II rages across England — Sir’s faithful dresser Norman (Sir Ian McKellen) tries to ensure that Lear … Continue reading

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Host Jai Rodriguez previews the Dance Moms Season 6 reunion specials

Jai Rodriguez

After last week’s heated, tear-stained Dance Moms Season 6 finale saw Maddie and Mackenzie Zeigler and their mom Melissa Gisoni bid farewell to the ALDC and the series, the trio and their costars return for the first of a trio of reunion-style specials Tuesday, May 10 at 9/8CT. • RELATED: Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler talks So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation Hello and Goodbye — hosted by former Queer Eye star Jai Rodriguez — will follow the trio’s last days with the team, rehash Season 6 drama and feature a performance by the junior elite team. The moms also get the chance … Continue reading

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Preacher: Man literally seeks God in AMC’s new comic-based saga

Preaher AMC Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer

What would happen if God checked out of heaven and went on the lam? That’s exactly what transpires in AMC’s new Preacher. Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic series, Preacher centers on Rev. Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, Agent Carter), a world weary, cig smoking, smokin’ hot Texas padre who, in one strange moment at the pulpit, is possessed of a godlike power as God himself goes AWOL — leaving Jesse the only one who can track the big guy down and hold him responsible for what ensues. Along for the ride: Jesse’s ballsy ex Tulip (just try to take your eyes off … Continue reading

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Meet the Dads of Single Dad Seeking on TLC

Single Dad Seeking TLC Jason Mike Paul

TLC is celebrating Mother’s Day with dads — a quintet of single fathers looking for ladies who will love their kids as much as they do. And love them, too. The net’s new series Single Dad Seeking features the diverse dads taking a shot at love with women who want to be moms but haven’t found the right man to make it so. Getting to know one another via months of phone calls, video chats, text and email, the matchmaker-paired couples finally agree to take the next step, moving in together for a trial run at their happily ever after. Meet the seekers: Jason … Continue reading

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OutDaughtered on TLC: Danielle Busby on bringing up five babies and a big girl!

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OutDaughtered stars Danielle and Adam Busby always knew they were meant to be parents. Both adored children, kids loved them right back, and Danielle dreamed of being a stay-at-home mom with her own large and loving brood. So the Louisiana-born couple were stunned to discover they had problems conceiving. A year of fertility treatments resulted in a beautiful daughter they called Blayke, and, three years later, Danielle and Adam decided to take one more shot at expanding their family. Embarking on the same fertility regiment that brought her little Blayke, Danielle became pregnant just two months later. And so began an adventure even the baby-loving Busbys could … Continue reading

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