Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on SNL
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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 […]

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Channel Guide Magazine’s Top 9 New Shows for Fall 2016

Why nine? Well, everyone does Top 10 lists, so we agonized a little more and whittled down this year’s impressive new lineup to nine. It wasn’t easy, people! Let us know what you like and dislike this season by emailing letters@ntvbmedia.com. Here are Channel Guide Magazine‘s Top 9 New Shows Fall 2016: This Is Us (NBC) Bring your Kleenex, as this one had all the lady critics in the office sniffling. We loved every character in this perfectly scripted drama that follows four people navigating life after they turn 36. The Good Place (NBC) What the fork? In this comedy, […]

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5 Reasons I Would Die On Naked And Afraid

I have watched every episode of Naked and Afraid since it premiered, so when the series sent me a bow drill, my surroundings got all wavy and I imagined myself on the Discovery survival series. I quickly came to the conclusion that I would die. Or maybe not. Here’s why … My Blur Would Be Too Big. At first glance, this may not seem potentially fatal, but believe me, my bosoms might prove deadly. First of all, one of the camera people might have a heart attack when I unleash my bounty. Or someone may get so distracted by seeing me […]

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Kelly Clarkson’s Tear-Jerking Performance On “American Idol”

In Thursday night’s episode of American Idol, the aging reality series showed why it’s a shell of what it once was. The series announced the final 10 contestants in its final season: MacKenzie Bourg, Trent Harmon, Gianna Isabella, Lee Jean, Tristan McIntosh, Dalton Rapattoni, La’Porsha Renae, Olivia Rox, Sonika Vaid and Avalon Young. Four of the contestants were unanimously chosen by the judges last night — Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. — and the remaining six were chosen by America’s votes. But the best moment of the night was when Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson brought America […]

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Yet ANOTHER 2015 year-end best-of-TV list!

17 TV THINGS WORTH CELEBRATING IN 2015 17. The Left Shark Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance amped up the camp with dancing sharks, but the choreographically challenged Left Shark stole the show. It was probably his idea to pass on second and goal from the 1-yard line. 16. Empress of the Blues Queen Latifah brilliantly embodied blues music legend Bessie Smith in HBO’s Emmy-winning biopic Bessie, a visually and audibly engrossing examination of Depression-era social issues that linger today. 15. Here for the Fear AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead helped sate TWD fans’ late-summer cravings for zombie-head-busting fun […]

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Battle Creek series finale recap and closing thoughts: “Sympathy for the Devil”

Finally, Battle Creek fans, we know the ghosts that haunt Milt Chamberlain. We are presented with what seems like Milt’s regular routine: wake up, throw on a hoodie, chat in the elevator of his building and drive out to a park, where he chants his mantra — “forward, positive, embrace the day” — then screams his lungs out before going for a run. His run and workout are punishingly intense. You can almost sense his anger in the hard foot falls and the way he attacks the exercise equipment. He returns to his car, sweaty and tired from the exertion, but […]

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Trailers: New FOX 2015-16 series

Following FOX’s upfront presentation yesterday, the below trailers for some of the new FOX 2015-16 series were released. From the trailers, you can get some idea of what the new comedies Grandfathered, The Grinder and Bordertown, and the new dramas Minority Report, Rosewood and Lucifer, are like. (FOX says that trailers for Scream Queens, The Guide to Surviving Life and the reboot of The X-Files will be released soon.) Which ones are you looking forward to? FOX 2015-16 NEW SERIES TRAILERS FALL SERIES Grandfathered The Grinder Minority Report Rosewood 2016 SERIES Lucifer The Frankenstein Code Bordertown ____________________________ The Grinder photo:  © 2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

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What Going On With E!’s Fashion Police?

Things are not looking good for E!’s Fashion Police, which has been on the air since 2010. In another major scandal to rock the program in a few weeks, co-host Kathy Griffin has exited the program after only 7 episodes. The comedian was brought in to follow in the footsteps of her good friend and mentor Joan Rivers, whose September, 2014 devastated the show. Griffin revealed her departure in a Twitter statement saying in part…. When I chose to step into the shoes of my beloved friend Joan Rivers at Fashion Police, I was thrilled to continue her legacy as a […]

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The Walking Dead recap Season 5 episode 13 “Forget”: Super uncomfortable cocktail party!

On this week’s The Walking Dead, the group begins to settle into their new home and it’s clear that some of are having more trouble than others adjusting to domestic life. A bookend episode to last week, we see the team settling in — or not — and we get a good look at how life in the wild has taken its toll. The episode opens at night. We see a series of family photos, smiling people from before the cataclysm intercut with images of Sasha laying down and looking at them. She is unable to sleep. The next morning Sasha is […]