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Drama

‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Talks Sharon Stone, Turning His Storytelling App Into an HBO Mini

The first thing you should know about Steven Soderbergh’s atmospheric five-night HBO miniseries Mosaic is that there’s an app for that (Rather partake on your desktop? Click here). And if you haven’t already done so, downloading the fun freebie to experience the Emmy- and Oscar-winning director’s wholly fresh take on storytelling, with scriptwriter Ed Solomon (Men in Black), is a splendidly addictive time suck before you get the definitive version of their tale via the mini, which debuts Jan. 22. The core plot of both app and series is the same: The mysterious murder of cougarish writer Olivia Lake (Sharon […]

Divorce Season 2
Interview

‘Divorce’: The DuFresnes Move on in Season 2 of HBO’s Relationship Dramedy

If you had trouble knowing who to root for as Divorce Season 1 came to a close, you weren’t alone. Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) cruelly kiboshed estranged husband Robert’s fledgling business. Robert (Thomas Haden Church) dispatched Frances’ erstwhile lover Julian to her gallery opening and falsely reported her to the cops for “kidnapping” their kids. So where are the feuding exes as Season 2 dawns? Blessedly over it. And getting on with it. “Everybody made a committee decision that we’re just gonna get those documents signed and stamped in the first five minutes and be done with it and move […]

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Action

‘Taken’: The NBC Thriller Gets a “More Mills” Reboot

When Taken debuted last winter, fans of the Luc Besson film franchise on which the series was based knew they were getting an origin story. What they didn’t expect was that the drama and its core character Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) were almost unrecognizable to the Besson mythology. Rather than give up on a promising premise, NBC instead opted to reboot its reboot, cleaning house on an oft confusing array of supplemental characters and bringing in Person of Interest’s Greg Plageman to oversee a more Mills-centric tale, augmented with just a pair of intriguing newbies. In Season 2, Mills is […]

911 on Fox
Drama

‘9-1-1’ Star Angela Bassett: Ryan Murphy’s Star-Studded Drama Makes the Procedural Personal

We all know the drill. Something bad happens? Call 9-1-1. But then what? Who’s behind that voice that takes the frantic call? Who do they call next? And how do those first responders deal daily with a life-and-death job when they’re finally off the clock? American Crime Story’s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk set out to explore the lifesaving entity we often take for granted in their new drama called, yes, 9-1-1. 9-1-1 reunites Murphy and Falchuk with their American Horror Story alumni Angela Bassett and Connie Britton, who play policewoman Athena Grant and call-center operator Abby Clark, respectively. Underground’s Aisha […]

Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary special
Comedy

Missed The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special? Here’s How to Tune In!

If you missed The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special thanks to holiday plans or holiday brain fog and are howling a Tarzan yell of protest, fear not. Not only is it ultra easy to check out CBS’s homage to the queen of comedy and her iconic variety show, but you have nearly two months to do so. Or two months to watch it every single day, because everything’s better with Burnett. To honor the show’s timeless good humor, the two-hour special reunited Burnett (now 84), Lawrence (68) and Waggoner (82) on the show’s original stage alongside a host of actors, singers and comedians […]

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Documentary

‘Man Among Cheetahs’: We Ride Along with Filmmaker Bob Poole to Spot Nat Geo Wild’s Big Cat Week Stars

On a brilliant early September day, acclaimed wildlife filmmakers Bob and Gina Poole await visitors on a tiny airstrip in Kenya’s Mara Naboisho Conservancy. When we — 10 international journalists primed for adventure — land, there’s time for quick hellos before everyone leaps into waiting safari vehicles. There is somebody else we need to meet. And he’s a bit unpredictable. In their specially outfitted Land Rover, the Pooles lead the caravan to a nearby stand of acacia trees. The twitch of a tail beneath one draws our eyes to magnificent cheetah Forester, a feline star of the Pooles’ latest film, […]

Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary special
Comedy

The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special: We Talk 50 Years of Funny with the Comedy Icon

In 1967, Carol Creighton Burnett stepped onto CBS Television City’s Stage 33, chatted up the audience, performed sidesplitting skits, tugged her left ear and made history. The 34-year-old stage and TV actress honed her knack for physical comedy as a regular on The Garry Moore Show, parlaying her popularity into a variety show of her own. Surrounded by a crack ensemble of laugh-getters — Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman and Lyle Waggoner, plus frequent guest star Tim Conway — Burnett made The Carol Burnett Show must-watch, feel-good TV that earned the weekly series 25 Emmy awards. Fifty years later, it lives […]

Elizabeth Smart
Magazine Archive

‘I Am Elizabeth Smart’: America’s Most Famous Kidnap Victim Reclaims Her Truth in Lifetime Biopic

  Why didn’t she run? Why didn’t she scream? Why didn’t she tell puzzled bystanders or suspicious cops that she was, indeed, Elizabeth Smart? That Elizabeth Smart, the lovely, fairy-tale-obsessed 14-year-old who, in 2002, was snatched from her Utah home by Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee and subjected to nine months of physical and psychological abuse fueled by Mitchell’s twisted God complex and sexual appetites. For 15 years, Smart has heard it all. From TV and radio talking heads. From lawyers and reporters and people on the street. From other kidnapping victims who reach out to her online and […]

Girlfriend Experience Season 2 Carmen Ejogo
Drama

‘The Girlfriend Experience’ Season 2: Starz’s Bold And Sensual Drama Tackles Two Separate Storylines

The Girlfriend Experience, indie filmmakers Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan’s unflinching examination of the high-end sex trade, was proudly edgy right out of the gate. Produced by Steven Soderbergh, whose 2009 film of the same name inspired the anthology drama, the series prompted a spirited debate about whether it was prurient TV porn or a gutsy, woman-centric examination of sexual power, self-worth and capitalism. And though many of the show’s devoted fans hoped Season 2 would delve further into the dealings of Riley Keough’s student-slash-escort Christine Reade, they’re getting a whole new Experience instead. The 14-episode Season 2 features hourlong […]

Drama

National Geographic’s The Long Road Home: Cast Members Talk Real-Life Counterparts

The Long Road Home Actors Talk Their Real-Life Counterparts Based on ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz’s 2008 bestseller, National Geographic’s The Long Road Home mines the human impact of war via a cadre of American soldiers, their Iraqi interpreter and their terrified families awaiting news during 2004’s “Black Sunday” ambush on a newly arrived 1st Cavalry Division platoon in Sadr City, Baghdad. •RELATED: The Long Road Home: We’re On Set As Martha Raddatz’s Moving Tale Of Military Sacrifice Comes To National Geographic An impressive nine-year effort, The Long Road Home filmed on Killeen, Texas’ Fort Hood military base, where writer/showrunner Mikko […]