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Magazine Archive

“Bates Motel” series delves into the past of “Psycho” killer

Bates Motel on A&E premieres Monday, March 18, at 10pm ET. This modern-day prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s genre-defining film Psycho comes from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) and intends to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans will have access to Norman’s dark, twisted backstory and learn how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother Norma truly is. Stars Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and Freddie Highmore (August Rush). By Kate O’Hare In the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock thriller Psycho, embezzling secretary Marion Crane (Janet […]

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Lifestyle

World of Jenks Season 2: Chad and Jenks are back on TV!

If you think you’ve gotten too old to want your MTV, Andrew Jenks is just the guy to change your mind. The 27-year-old, critically-lauded documentary filmmaker (The Zen of Bobby Vee; Andrew Jenks, Room 335) brings a very different look at the Jersey Shore generation — emotional, inspiring and warmly funny — to the network via his absorbing docuseries, World of Jenks.   For the show’s second season, which premieres Monday, March 4, the charming New Yorker spent an entire year chronicling the lives of three other remarkable twentysomethings, each of whom is determined to rise above intense challenges. Oakland […]

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Magazine Archive

2012 NCAA Tournament TV schedule

Click here for the 2012 NCAA Tournament TV Schedule Which will it be this year: an NCAA men’s basketball tournament dominated by the high seeds or a tournament with brackets busted by the underdogs? The tournament’s script seems to ebb and flow between the two extremes in recent years, with the strongest (2008) and the weakest (2011) Final Four fields in history happening in only a three-year span. Historically, if you add up the seeds of Final Four teams, you typically get a number between eight and 11. A look at recent tournaments reveals how much that number has fluctuated: […]

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7 Questions With...

7 Questions With … “The Walking Dead’s” IronE Singleton

Atlanta native IronE Singleton, who plays T-Dog on AMC’s The Walking Dead, took time to talk to us — on his birthday, of all days! Although he was extremely tight-lipped on upcoming storylines for The Walking Dead — well, besides saying “things are going to get even crazier” — he was able to share a little bit more about himself. 1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose? Entertainment Weekly, People and Essence. 2. If your TV only carried three networks, which three would you have to have? AMC, of course. […]

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Comedy

Leslie Bibb on playing GCB’s bad girl gone good

Leslie Bibb has spent her lifetime surrounded by self-assured females and will proudly tell you that it’s made her exactly who she is today — a tough cookie unafraid to say what’s what. “I have a really strong group of girlfriends and I grew up with all women,” Bibb explains. “I have three sisters and my dad died when I was a kid, so I was pretty much raised in a ‘chicken coop.’ I love women! Yes, we’re flawed. Yes, we’re emotional. But I love to talk about feelings!” The actress — who got her big break on The WB’s […]

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Comedy

Stevie TV brings YouTube sensation Stevie Ryan to VH1

Stevie Ryan is pencil-thin and pinup-girl pretty, with almond-shaped hazel eyes, a lush pout and cascades of dark, shiny hair. But she’d rather look like you. Especially if you’re a readily parodied part of the pop-culture lexicon. Growing up outside of Los Angeles with a taste for silent films and a longing to entertain, Ryan moved into the city to find her fortune and discovered that she got the most attention from works of her own creation. To fill the time between commercial and print gigs, Ryan began producing comically oddball — frequently NSFW — online videos in her apartment, […]

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Reality TV

“Long Island Medium” Theresa Caputo returns for 2nd season March 25

Last fall TLC introduced TV viewers to Theresa Caputo, a New York mother and medium who connects her clients — and, well, really anyone she might run into whether they want to hear it or not — with the spirits of their dead relatives or friends. Her reality series, Long Island Medium, averaged 1.3 million viewers in its first nine-episode run and quickly captured the attention and emails of many needy viewers looking to find closure to their personal grieving. EXTRA: HOW TO CONTACT THERESA CAPUTO Caputo tells us life has changed somewhat since the launch of her show. “My […]

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Kids

First Look: “The Aquabats Super Show,” coming to The Hub in March

By Stacey Harrison When you’re in a band whose stated mission is to save the world from evil through your music, a TV show is one of the best weapons you can wield. The Aquabats know this, and have decided to bring their unique brand of high action and adventure — which one member cheekily describes as “like Jason Bourne … but maybe not as good” — to the small screen. The Aquabats Super Show is set to premiere on The Hub in March. “The trickiest part is that we’ve been such a rockin’ band for so many years and […]