Paul Reubens Sharon Stone HBO Mosaic
Drama

Mosaic: Steven Soderbergh Talks 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. 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 Stone, deliciously in her element) unveils a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Undercover High on A&E
TV News & Program Updates

Adults Pose as Students in Revealing Docuseries Undercover High

The team that brought us the prison-life docuseries 60 Days In (Lucky 8 TV) turns its cameras on the challenges of high-school students in A&E’s new social experiment Undercover High. Seven young adults ranging in age from 21 to 26 go undercover as high-school students for one semester in this 11-episode docuseries. “While the shows have that similar DNA, they’re very different,” executive producer Gregory Henry stresses. “It’s not like, ‘Can you survive high school?’ That’s not the intent here. It really is, how do you pierce that teen veil, that teen bubble, because it’s become so difficult for adults […]

Sports

WWE Announces Historic First-Ever Women’s Royal Rumble

The female Superstars of WWE have headlined events, seen their likeness inspire Mattel fashion dolls, had the first Hell in a Cell and Money in the Bank, stolen the show. They’ve competed in new venues, broken many boundaries, and overall, changed perceptions. No doubt there have been countless milestones and a big one comes in 2018. That’s when the company will host the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble on Sunday, January 28. Just like their male counterparts the winner of the unique battle royal receives a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34 in April. Stephanie McMahon made the historic announcement this week on […]

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 […]

Man Among Cheetahs Naborr
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, […]

America's Got Talent auditions 2018
TV News & Program Updates

America’s Got Talent Stops in Milwaukee, Houston & more for Auditions

Following up its most-watched season ever, America’s Got Talent hits the road this week in search of the next best act. The show’s “celebration of acts of all ages” proved true, once again, when they crowned 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer from Oklahoma City last season’s winner (Darci’s pictured above on the left with Angelica Hale). “America’s Got Talent continues to get bigger and better each and every year,” says  Sam Donnelly, AGT executive producer.  “The show never fails to discover the best and most exciting acts the country has to offer. We literally change lives and make careers on the AGT stage. I encourage […]