Comedy

Martin Short talks NBC’s Maya & Marty and death by … llama?

  Perhaps you recall Martin Short and Maya Rudolph (in full Beyoncé glory) performing onstage together at SNL’s 40th anniversary special, or The Maya Rudolph Show, a one-off NBC special from May 2014. Those two TV blips have spawned the new hourlong variety/sketch series Maya & Marty, premiering on Tuesday, May 31, following the season debut of America’s Got Talent. Lorne Michaels executive produces Maya & Marty, taped in front of a studio audience and featuring comic virtuosos Rudolph, Short, current SNL player Kenan Thompson and lots of special guests spoofing newsworthy people and events. The premiere episode features guests […]

Upfront Season 2016
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Full Upfrontal: Behind the curtain of TV upfront season

The curtain closes on the 2015-16 TV season this month, but not before ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX and NBC go for the full reveal at their upfront presentations May 16-19. The upfronts are basically lavish parties the networks throw in New York City to get Madison Avenue to buy commercials so your DVR can skip through them. Network executives unveil the shiny new programs coming in the fall season in an effort to keep the traditional ad-supported TV dinosaur breathing for another year. We find out which pilot projects get new series orders. We find out which shows are […]

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Based On The Comic

Preacher: Man literally seeks God in AMC’s new comic-based saga

What would happen if God checked out of heaven and went on the lam? That’s exactly what transpires in AMC’s new Preacher. Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic series, Preacher centers on Rev. Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, Agent Carter), a world weary, cig smoking, smokin’ hot Texas padre who, in one strange moment at the pulpit, is possessed of a godlike power as God himself goes AWOL — leaving Jesse the only one who can track the big guy down and hold him responsible for what ensues. Along for the ride: Jesse’s ballsy ex Tulip (just try to take your eyes off […]

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Competition

“Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler talks “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation”

When So You Think You Can Dance returns on Memorial Day, look for a SYTYCD superfan next to Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo at the judges’ table. Thirteen-year-old Dance Moms standout Maddie Ziegler joins the long-running FOX hit as it welcomes its first season of ultra-talented child dancers. • RELATED: When to catch Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler’s final Dance Moms appearances Dubbed “The Next Generation,” Season 13 features kids between the ages of 8-13 displaying their chops in a variety of dance styles while hoping to score a spot at “The Academy.” There, the field will narrow to […]

Houdini & Doyle
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Michael Weston Uncovers History’s Oddest Friendship In Houdini & Doyle

FOX’s newest mystery/adventure drama Houdini & Doyle is inspired by true events and one of history’s most unlikely friendships. The series follows real-life friends Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) in fantastical (and faux) adventures as they join forces with New Scotland Yard’s first female constable (Rebecca Liddiard) to investigate supernatural cases. The premise of the duo moonlighting as superstar sleuths requires some suspension of disbelief, but it has a mix of mirth, mysticism and murder we’d liken to an old-timey X-Files. “We’re not pretending that we’re telling the Arthur Conan Doyle/Harry Houdini story,” says […]

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Drama

All The Way: Bryan Cranston on playing a purposeful LBJ as the “accidental” president’s achievements are jeopardized today

All the Way premieres Sunday, May 21 at 8/7CT on HBO. Forty-seven years after he left the White House, Lyndon Baines Johnson is having something of a renaissance. Most of us know “LBJ” as the droning, jowly Texan who became president when Lee Harvey Oswald trained his gun on John F. Kennedy and quashed America’s Camelot dreams. What you recall from there (if you recall a single thing) depends on your age, your race, your geography … maybe your family ties. But not a day goes by that you aren’t affected by Johnson’s policies, the social-minded core of which is ground zero […]

TV Season Finale Schedule
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Say Sayonara: May 2016 TV season finale schedule

May 2016 TV Season Finale Schedule Top Series Signing Off For Now (Or Forever): The Amazing Race (CBS), May 13 America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC), May 22 Arrow (The CW), May 25 Banshee* (Cinemax), May 20 The Big Bang Theory (CBS), May 12 black-ish (ABC), May 18 The Blacklist (NBC), May 19 Blindspot (NBC), May 23 Blue Bloods (CBS), May 6 Bob’s Burgers (FOX), May 22 Bordertown* (FOX), May 22 Call the Midwife (PBS), May 22 The Carmichael Show (NBC), May 29 Castle* (ABC), May 16 The Catch (ABC), May 19 Chicago Fire (NBC), May 17 Chicago Med (NBC), May […]