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Video: Your First Look at THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 6

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DOWNTON ABBEY! AMERICAN HORROR STORY! DATING NAKED! CASTLE! The TV Addict Week in Rewind!

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Best Response: After being taken to task for a publicity shot featuring a very un-period plastic water bottle, the cast of DOWNTON ABBEY took another pic mocking the mistake.

Most Unexpected Connection: MASTERS OF SEX’s Libby was shocked — and so were we — to discover that Coral’s supposed lover was actually her brother!

Least Likely To Get Fired: Before drenching Julie Chen as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Will Arnett declared, “I’ve got to say, I don’t think this is a good idea, to do this to the bosses wife, but I’m gonna do it.” Of course, her husband — CBS head honcho Les Moonves was the one who challenged the Chenbot. And, just to make sure it wasn’t at all tacky or seen as using something awesome for less than awesome purposes, he challenged her to do it live on BIG BROTHER.

Longest Search: After doing everything but hold cattle calls, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS finally filled the role of Adam, vacated after portrayer Michael Muhney was fired in a firestorm of scandalous accusations. The new Adam will be (drumroll, please) Justin Hartley, most recently of REVENGE and MISTRESSES.

Least Likely To Understand His Place: Ian Ziering wants a raise for the third flick in the ZIERINGNADO series. Oh, wait. That’s not what it’s called?

Best Early Halloween Treat: FX announced that AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW will debut on October 8. Read the rest of this entry »

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DOCTOR WHO: Welcoming Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor

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Ripping a page right out of classic DOCTOR WHO, Series 8 introduces actor Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor in a quiet, unassuming manner. Gone are the days of frantic frenzy and over-exuberant energy of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) or the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith). Peter Capaldi’s introduction carries the weight of responsibility of returning the Doctor with a more stately performance. The Twelfth Doctor does not run or yell, in fact he is rather confused and uncertain as he steps into the now unfamiliar shoes and tries to figure out who he is all over again – and he is not the only one. Yet Clara (Jenna Louise-Coleman) and the fans are uncertain too. Just who is this Twelfth Doctor? That will be carefully explored as Series 8 unfolds. Will Clara learn to accept this stately version of the man she knew or will his new persona be as confusing to her as it will be to viewers? Read the rest of this entry »

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Giveaway: A One-of-a-Kind OUTLANDER Swag Bag!

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In anticipation of the Sunday August 24th premiere of OUTLANDER on Showcase (in Canada), your very own TV Addict was fortunate enough to be invited to an exclusive screening of the series premiere in Toronto. Cooler still: After being wined, dined and photographed with a trifecta of sexy Scotsman (Editor’s Note: Had we known their would be paparazzi on hand we most certainly wouldn’t have left our kilt at home!), Showcase was kind enough to leave us with a delightful parting gift… which could be yours! Simply follow us on Instagram @thetvaddict before OUTLANDER’s Sunday August 24th premiere and you’ll be automatically entered to win this fantastic swag bag! May the odds be ever in your favor

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Morning Static: THE SIMPSONS, CRIMINAL MINDS, EMMYS & More!

• You’ve Never Watched The Simpsons Before? That’s Unpossible!
• The Business of Show: HBO Programming Head Talks ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Why ‘True Blood’ Is Ending
• AMC Backlash: Budget Squeezing, Producer “Bake-Offs” and Post-’Breaking Bad’ Challenges
• Wait, Why Are the Emmys on a Monday This Year?
• Classy: ‘Criminal Minds’ to pay tribute to the late Meshach Taylor
• Pilot Watch: Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo to Star in Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’
• Who Need Original Ideas: Steven Spielberg Hiring ‘Godzilla’ Writer for ‘Minority Report’ TV Series
• ‘Glee’ Books Max Adler’s Return — as Blaine’s Boyfriend?
• Scoop: ‘Teen Wolf’ Actor to Play Absorbing Man in ‘Agents of SHIELD’
• Deal of the Day: Out of this world savings on complete series collections of STAR TREK: TNG, DS9, VOYAGER and ENTERPRISE!

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On TV Tonight: Friday August 22, 2014

NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Last Man Standing (R) Shark Tank (R) 20/20
CBS NFL Football Exhibition: Raiders at Packers
CW Masters of Illusion Whose Line Is It Anyway? America’s Next Top Model (R)
FOX MasterChef (R) Bones (R)
NBC Running Wild With Bear Grylls (R) Dateline NBC
Misc Jessie/Dog With a Blog (Disney) BoJack Horseman (Netflix) The Knick (Cinemax)
Jonah From Tonga (HBO)

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Deconstructing the Destruction of GLEE

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By: Kelly Thompson

With the news that GLEE is only getting 13 episodes for its last season, I started thinking about what the hell happened to this show? GLEE exploded onto the scene when it premiered in 2009. Many people wrote it off and thought a show where the characters burst into song just wouldn’t work on network television but GLEE defied the odds and had a pretty great first season and then an ok second and third season and then a not so good fourth season and finally a dreadful fifth season. So I know you’ve asked yourself, how did that fall happen? Well, you can sleep well again TVAddicts because I’m about to deconstruct the destruction of GLEE.

This deconstruction begins and ends with season 4 because that is the season the show really started to fail at pretty much everything (season 5 is so horrible that it gets no attention nor deserves any attention here). Many shows have failed at the point where its characters transitioned from high school to college and GLEE was obviously no different. Although, the beginning of season 4 started with a glimmer of hope because the premiere episode switched seamless between the two settings of McKinley and New York but that glimmer only continued for this one episode. Ultimately, the addition of too many new characters and the retention of almost all the old characters were too much for the writers to handle. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fall TV Preview: A TO Z Brings the Rom-Com Back to NBC

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Looking to reintroduce romantic comedy back into the television landscape, NBC’s new series A TO Z explores the adorable story of how Andrew met Zelda and their hilarious attempts at dating in the digital era, where simple communications can come across as mixed signals with the everyday use of texting and social media. As viewers will see, Andrew works at an online dating company and Zelda is an attorney, and it would initially seem that they could not be farther apart — but destiny had other plans.

At a special press screening of the pilot episode “A is for Acquaintance,” the stars and producers of A TO Z talked about their unabashed love for rom-coms and how they all fell in love with the idea of bringing such a humorous love story to television. Stars Cristin Milioti, Ben Feldman, Lenora Crichlow, Henry Zebrowski and creator Ben Queen also all candidly shared whether they have ever signed up for online dating, their unique strategy for competing in their timeslot, and what kind of feedback they have gotten since the pilot episode was made available online. Read the rest of this entry »

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Morning Static: THE MIDDLE, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, SNL & More!

• Pilot Watch: ABC Developing ‘Derrick Storm’ Series Based on Richard Castle Novels
• The Business of Show: Halt and Catch Fire’s Renewal Is a Prime Example of the New Network Patience
• Casting Coup: The Middle Braces for Richard Kind as Sue’s Orthodontist
• AMA Alert! I am Seth Meyers, host of NBC’s Late Night and the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys.
• Starling City Scoop: Greg Finley joins ‘The Flash’ as Girder
• I Feel Old: The “Saved By The Bell” Cast Looks Insanely Young In These 1989 Publicity Photos.
• Must Read TV: Why Nina Dobrev’s love life is the talk of Twitter
• Funny Business: ‘SNL’ Political Secrets Revealed: Hillary’s “Entitlement,” the Sketch Obama Killed and the Show’s “Karl Rove”
• ‘Suits’ postmortem: Creator Aaron Korsh talks Louis’ showdown
• Bloody Fun: Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder Tweets First Pic of Damon in Season 6
• Deal of the Day: Out of this world savings on complete series collections of STAR TREK: TNG, DS9, VOYAGER and ENTERPRISE!

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On TV Tonight: Thursday August 21, 2014

NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC The Quest Rookie Blue
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) Mom (R) Big Brother Elementary (R)
CW The Vampire Diaries (R) The Originals (R)
FOX Sleepy Hollow (R) Bones (R)
NBC Hollywood Game Night Welcome to Sweden Working the Engels America’s Got Talent (R)
MISC Defiance (Syfy, 2 hours) Project Runway (Lifetime)
Rush (USA)
Rectify (Sundance)
Garfunkel and Oates (IFC)
The Honorable Woman (SundanceTV)

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