Knightfall: The Knights Templar’s Greatest Quest Is History’s Latest Drama

Long ago, an order of monastic warriors fought battles in distant lands, until a wealth- and power-grabbing ruler betrayed them and led to their demise. Sound familiar? They’re not the Jedi of a galaxy far, far away, but rather the Knights Templar of Europe in the Middle Ages. The Templars were a mysterious order of Catholic warriors who were active in the 12th, 13th and early 14th centuries, fighting in the Crusades and defending pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Some legends have them also protecting sacred relics like the Holy Grail. Stories of the Templars have spawned new mythologies for […]

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The Best & Worst Of 2017: Top Shows, People, Moments And More That Made TV Great Again

He’s The Pope, But YOUNG! HBO’s The Young Pope was the year’s first surprise hit, largely due to the internet’s funny reactions to the show’s forthright title. “At the beginning of the week, [I was] completely unaware of what a meme was,” star Jude Law said in January. “I’ve become very aware. And I love them.” HBO ordered a new season, aptly titled The New Pope. Everybody’s Gonna Die. Come Watch TV. Adult Swim’s brilliantly absurd Rick and Morty and its cult following inspired McDonald’s to offer its Szechuan sauce — one of the show’s running gags — in limited […]


‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Is Back. Are You Happy Now?

If you bug him long enough, you can get Larry David to do anything — even a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. “I don’t really miss things, people that much. But I was missing it, and I was missing these idiots,” David says, referring to his costars. “So I thought, ‘Yeah, what the hell?’ And I got tired of people asking me, ‘Is the show coming back?’ I couldn’t face that question anymore, and I wasn’t ready to say, ‘No, never.’ And I kept saying, ‘Oh, you know, maybe. Who knows?’ So I thought, ‘Yeah, I won’t have to […]

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Catching Crooks? There’s an App for That in CBS’ ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’

We’ve grown accustomed to crowdsourcing information like restaurant recommendations, movie reviews and real-time traffic tips, but could we someday use crowdsourcing to catch criminals? That’s the general premise of the new CBS techno-drama series Wisdom of the Crowd (Sundays beginning Oct. 1 at 8:30pm ET/PT). Jeremy Piven (Entourage) plays Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner, who creates an app, Sophe, that mines publicly shared information that he believes will help find his daughter’s murderer. Tanner’s app revolutionizes detective work, but the new technology opens a Pandora’s box of problems. We may have to deal with those problems in the real world […]


A Young Rapper Runs the Town in ABC’s Uplifting ‘The Mayor’

As recent history demonstrates, qualifications are way overrated when it comes to winning an election. In ABC’s The Mayor (premiering Oct. 3 at 9:30pm ET/PT), young aspiring rapper Courtney (Brandon Micheal Hall) sees running for mayor of his fictional San Francisco Bay Area town as the perfect publicity stunt to boost his music career. To his shock, Courtney wins the election and has to figure out how to handle the weight of the office’s responsibilities. Fortunately, he has help from his mom (Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown), his adviser (Glee’s Lea Michele), and his high-school buddies T.K. (Marcel Spears) and Jermaine […]