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Recently, at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour, I had a chance to sit down and talk with Sarah Rafferty, who plays Donna Paulsen on USA Network’s hit drama Suits, which returns for its Season 5 winter premiere tonight (Jan. 27). As the remaining six episodes of Suits Season 5 kick off with the episode called “Blowback,” Mike (Patrick J. Adams) — following his arrest for conspiracy to commit fraud — finds himself at the center of an investigation led by a ruthless government prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anita Gibbs (new recurring guest star Leslie Hope), that threatens to bring down the … Continue reading
Ever since Roman Reigns won the WWE World Championship on Monday Night Raw, there has been a target on his back. It’s one versus all. The 30-year-old competitor must take this mentality into the Royal Rumble 8 p.m. ET. Sunday, Jan. 24 on pay-per-view and WWE Network. There, Reigns must overcome 29 other superstars to retain his title. The odds are not in his favor, but he is ready. You can believe that. “If there is a match I’m prepared for experience-wise, it’s the Rumble,” Reigns said. “The battle-royal-style match has been good to me. In the past two years, I … Continue reading
There was much rejoicing for fans of USA Network’s comedy Playing House at the 2016 TCA Winter Press Tour, as stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham were present for the announcement that their series has been renewed for Season 3. So Kellie Freeze can chill: I'm doing so many celebratory body rolls right now, that my body be bangin' by season 3! Congrats @PlayingHouseUSA! https://t.co/I7cqo6SUGN — Kellie Freeze (@ChannelGuideKF) January 14, 2016 Other announcements from USA Network: Mind-bending drama series Falling Water has been picked up from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Blake Masters (Brotherhood) and the late Henry … Continue reading
Following her stint on another post-apocalyptic TV drama as Lori in “The Walking Dead,” Sarah Wayne Callies jumps right into another dystopian world in USA Network’s thriller “Colony,” which boasts Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “The Strain”) as one of its executive producers. While the chaos here has not been generated by a zombie apocalypse, it is still a bleak world, set in the very near future, where a force of some sort has occupied the city of Los Angeles (at the very least; we cannot tell yet from the first episode whether the occupiers control other parts of America, or the … Continue reading
WWE is revving up for the big premiere of SmackDown on USA Network, and Ryback is hungry for the move. The powerhouse will be featured with the rest of the superstars and Divas as the show settles into its new home starting 8/7CT Thursday, Jan. 7. Before “Feeding Time” commenced, Ryback talked about what the transition from SyFy means for the program. “The big thing is we are going to have more eyes on us,” he said. “Having both of our WWE programs Monday Night Raw, our flagship show, and SmackDown, which is the second longest running episodic show, only … Continue reading
WWE’s developmental brand NXT has made tremendous strides in 2015. They continue their push for global domination with its first international tour across the United Kingdom. The string of events is highlighted by NXT TakeOver: London, a live special 3/2CT Wednesday, Dec. 16 on WWE Network. Paul “Triple H” Levesque stands proudly as the figurative father of NXT and its biggest fan. Anyone needing proof of this can just listen to the executive vice president of talent, live events & creative speak about the roster. He promoted the TakeOver show and what the tour means for WWE as a whole … Continue reading
When Buddy Murphy won the tag team titles in NXT, it wasn’t just a milestone for himself and tag partner Wesley Blake. The Melbourne native made WWE history for Australia as well. “It was a huge honor,” Murphy said. “It was quite an accomplishment for me. I wasn’t aware it went beyond that until the Australian fans hit me up on Twitter to inform me. I did a little research and was the first Australian-born to ever hold a championship. It’s something nobody can take away from me. It’s awesome. Speechless is the right word.” The 27-year-old has grown within … Continue reading
You might recall the days of being able to watch It’s a Wonderful Life on TV a LOT. The 1946 Frank Capra classic was in the public domain at that time, about 20 or 30 years ago, and it seemed to air nearly nonstop in syndication between Thanksgiving and Christmas. RELATED: CHANNEL GUIDE’S HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING GUIDE For the past several years, rights to It’s a Wonderful Life have belonged to NBC, so airings of the film have become more of a special viewing occasion, with the network usually airing it twice during the Christmas season. And they are doing so … Continue reading
Sheamus felt like a caged animal waiting in the wings to enact his Money in the Bank contract for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. After more than five months the “Celtic Warrior” finally cashed in and struck gold in the final minutes of Survivor Series. Roman Reigns had just won a tournament to crown a new title holder before the superstar ruined his victory party with a Brogue Kick to the face. This was the fourth time at the top of the WWE mountain for Sheamus, who was able to celebrate the occasion in the ring with … Continue reading
Donny Deutsch, TV’s rogue prince, satirizes the media in his soft-scripted comedy, Donny! premiering Tuesday on USA Network. The media mogul, author, former TV host, and current TV business commentator and general raconteur plays a hyper-fictionalized version of himself and casts a satirical eye on the media, wealth and modern romance. Deutsch calls the Curb Your Enthusiasm-like series “a real blurring of entertainment, news, talk, reality and advertising.” “My hero is Larry David,” he admits. “I think he set the tempo for this whole genre of television that’s somewhere between real and scripted. You watch his show and go, ‘OK, … Continue reading