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SPLITTING UP TOGETHER: First Look at ABC’s New Family Comedy

VAN CROSBY, JENNA FISCHER, SANDER THOMAS, OLIVER HUDSON, OLIVIA KEVILLE

SPLITTING UP TOGETHER is a family comedy with a twist — because the couple is in the midst of getting divorced. Lena and Martin have made the decision to divorce after more than a decade of marriage. They believe that they’re nothing more than camp counselors for their three children 13 year-old Mae, 11 year-old Mason, and 7 year-old Milo, and the romance has died.

But Lena’s sister Maya, her parents Henry and Alma, and best friends Arthur and Camille are surprised by the news and they’re especially confused when they learn that Lena and Martin will still be living together. After all, what will happen when they start to date other people?

But Lena and Martin have “consciously uncoupled”, so to speak. They plan to live in separate parts of the house and split up the parenting duties. Whenever one of the parents is having an “off-duty week”, he or she is allowed to live in the garage and do whatever they wish.

The kids seem to go with the flow at first, but Lena — the control freak — is waiting for her ex to be overwhelmed by the duties of running the household and is shocked when he can handle it. Later, Martin is surprised and touched when Lena comes to him for help. Maybe this divorce is the best thing that ever happened to their marriage.

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SPLITTING UP TOGETHER stars Oliver Hudson, Jenna Fischer, Olivia Keville, Van Crosby, Sander Combs, Diane Farr, Bobby Lee and Lindsay Price. Emily Kapnek (SUBURGATORY, SELFIE), Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will serve as executive producers.

SPLITTING UP TOGETHER will air midseason on ABC (see ABC’s full fall 2017 schedule).

MODERN FAMILY Renewed for Two More Seasons at ABC

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ABC is going all out with its renewal of MODERN FAMILY this year, giving the show a two-season renewal order. The show’s eighth season finale is set to air on May 17, but it’s guaranteed to go two seasons and possibly beyond.

Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Ty Burrell in the long-running comedy, created by Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd. The series is television’s second highest-rated comedy, behind CBS’ THE BIG BANG THEORY.

Morning Static: GAME OF THRONES, 13 REASONS WHY, MODERN FAMILY & More!

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CHICAGO MED Sneak Peek: Family Matters

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Things get personal for the doctors of CHICAGO MED as Dr. Halstead deals with his father coming in and Dr. Rhodes’ concern for Robin grows.

After the strange moment in Connor’s apartment at the end of the last episode, he goes to Dr. Charles to talk about the possibility that something is off with Robin. Though Dr. Charles seemingly brushes off Connor’s concerns about his daughter’s behavior, including the rats and the staring off into nothing, there is some doubt in Dr. Charles that this is just nothing and sees that it intensifies.

Meanwhile, Dr. Halstead has to contend with seeing his unsupportive father in his hospital despite his objections to his father’s admission. Seeing Halstead’s issues with his father gets Dr. Rhodes to start thinking about his own relationship with his father.

Elsewhere on CHICAGO MED, a teenage boy comes into the hospital and confides in Dr. Charles that he wishes to stop his sexual urges, asking about extreme methods of controlling those urges. Ultimately, it’s up to Dr. Choi to help the boy. Dr. Manning’s patient hits a little close as she treats a young boy who is brought in for neglect and Reese tries to teach high school students about life with a baby.

Watch CHICAGO MED tonight (April 13) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Morning Static: WHEN WE RISE, GILMORE GIRLS, MODERN FAMILY & More!

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SUPERNATURAL Recap: An Awkward Family Reunion

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We begin this week’s SUPERNATURAL in Massachusetts, with the mysterious death of a woman.

Back at the bunker, the Winchesters recap that Kelly Kline is still in the wind, so Sam suggests they investigate a case (involving the death of a teacher at a museum). Was a witch to blame? Dean suggests they call up Mary for some help. But she’s busy using some newfangled technology to kill monsters, courtesy of her new BFFs, the British Men of Letters. And when Dean calls, she declares herself “too tired” to help the boys.

Meanwhile, Crowley has Lucifer (in Nick’s old meat suit) locked up and we learn how Crowley captured Lucifer after the others thought they had sent him back to Hell for good. He also explains that they found poor old Nick years before so that Lucifer could continue to inhabit his old meat suit (and Mark Pellegrino could continue to play the role).

As the brothers head out to investigate the case they find more victims online and Dean seems suspicious about Mary’s excuse. The boys also soon realize that the case is connected to the Star, the ship Gavin (Crowley’s son) was supposed to die on.

Back in Hell, Lucifer and Crowley are having a chat about Kelly and Lucifer insists that his baby is still alive (which Crowley didn’t know). When called, Crowley refuses to help the brothers find Gavin and expresses anger that they let Lucifer’s baby live.

The boys turn to Rowena instead for help and they soon greet Gavin at a bus station. They introduce Gavin to his grandmother, Rowena, and she seems genuinely pleased to meet him. They head to the museum and Gavin recognizes a locket that he was going to give to his girlfriend, Fiona, before they were going to board the ship. Sam and Dean quickly conclude that the killer ghost must be Fiona, but the locket is missing from the exhibit. They try to track it down and discover that the ghost gave it to someone at a nearby all-girl’s boarding school.

All manner of ghostly things start happening at the school and two teachers are attacked. The Winchesters rush in — all hero-like — and save the day, at least momentarily. They’re joined by Gavin and Rowena and Gavin tries to talk to Fiona’s spirit (assuming it’s her). The ghost reveals herself and it is, indeed, Fiona. The pair discuss the night Gavin disappeared and she reveals how she became an angry spirit.

The Winchesters’ only solution is to send Gavin back in time so he can protect Fiona, prevent her from becoming an angry spirit, and die. Rowena is initially unhappy about this plan, but Gavin is fine with it. Crowley, however, pops by to say this is never going to happen. But Gavin is insistent and he had called Crowley to say goodbye. “He’s not like us, he believes in things. Let him do what he believes is right,” Rowena tells Crowley, just before she freezes Crowley so he can’t stop Gavin from leaving. Back at the bunker the boys prepare the spell to reunite Gavin and Fiona and soon Gavin is gone.

Throughout the episode we also see that angels are tracking Kelly and looking to kill her, but she’s got some help from one demon in particular: Dagon (a.k.a. Ramiel’s sister). After saving Kelly from the angels, Dagon takes a moment to educate her on the politics of Heaven and Hell and explains why the angels want her dead.

Elsewhere, Mary is hanging out with Mr. Ketch, who continues to be interested in the Winchester boys. But he tells her to “disengage from them a bit”. He tells her she’s weaker when she speaks to them, but when she’s hunting she’s strong.

As the boys realize that their plan worked, Mary stops by with burgers and beer and she makes a startling confession: she’s been working with the British Men of Letters. But Sam and Dean refuse her suggestion to work with the BMOL, so she begs them to hear her out.

Crowley confronts Rowena at the end of the episode, saying that what Rowena did wasn’t right because he believes she did it out of spite. Rowena insists that Gavin was a lovely boy and she cared for him in her own way, but the whole thing was really payback for Crowley making her kill Oskar to remove the Mark of Cain.

Throughout a montage we see Mary trying to convince her boys, Crowley brooding, Kelly accompanying Dagon to parts unknown, and Lucifer whispering for Dagon. Will Kelly’s baby daddy be reunited with her soon enough?

The next new episode of SUPERNATURAL will air on March 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Watch a preview below.

SUPERNATURAL Photos: Crowley’s Complicated Family

Gavin MacLeod (a.k.a. Crowley’s son) has appeared twice on SUPERNATURAL. The first time we met him was back in the season 6 episode “Weekend at Bobby’s”, when he told Bobby and the Winchester brothers the location of Crowley’s bones, thus giving the men an advantage over the self-proclaimed King of Hell. We saw him again in the season 9 episode “King of the Damned”, when Abaddon brought him into the future to use as a pawn against Crowley. After Crowley refused to send his son back into the past to die, Gavin remained in the present.

In an upcoming episode of SUPERNATURAL it looks like Gavin will resurface. The Winchester brothers will investigate a murder at a museum and they learn that a ghost from a merchant ship that sunk in 1723 may be at the heart of the mystery. In fact, this specific ship — “The Star” — was the ship that Gavin was originally supposed to die on. Armed with this information, Sam and Dean ask Rowena to track down Gavin.

Elsewhere in the episode, Kelly Kline is still pregnant with Lucifer’s child. When an angel attempts to kill her, she takes refuge with a demon.

Browse through photos above for the February 23 episode of SUPERNATURAL airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

THE ORIGINALS Season 4 Preview: Trying to Get the Family Back Together

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Hayley is trying to reunite her family on THE ORIGINALS.

When the show returns for its fourth season, five years will have passed since we last saw the Mikaelsons, their friends (the few they have) and their enemies (of which they have quite a few). A preview for the new season shows us a few things:

  • Hayley’s plan to reunite the Mikaelsons is very upsetting to both Marcel and Vincent who don’t want them to return to New Orleans to wreak havoc on the city again
  • Elijah, Kol, Rebekah and Freya are all still trapped and asleep in their coffins
  • Marcel rules New Orleans and is still keeping Klaus hostage. Klaus, meanwhile, continues to have visions of the deceased Cami

The preview doesn’t show this, but with THE VAMPIRE DIARIES coming to an end soon, expect to see a Mystic Falls resident turning up on an upcoming episode of THE ORIGINALS: Alaric Saltzman (played by Matt Davis).

THE ORIGINALS returns for its fourth season on March 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SANTA CLARITA DIET Preview: This Family Slays (and Stays) Together

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In SANTA CLARITA DIET, realtors Joel and Sheila Hammond are living a normal life in the suburbs of L.A. when Shiela mysteriously dies, vomits up her insides and then continues “living” as a member of the undead.

But things take a horrible turn for the worst when Sheila starts snacking on body parts. Her husband is understandably upset, but Sheila has never more energy or felt better. So along with their teenaged daughter Abby, the family bands together to kill very bad people and continue getting Sheila the sustenance she needs to survive.

SANTA CLARITA DIET debuts its first season on Netflix on February 3.

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Teasers: Taking Josh Home to Meet the Family

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When we last met Rebecca’s mother in CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND she seems to hate Josh. So when Rebecca prepares to to bring her new (serious) boyfriend home to New York she’s understandably worried about the reception he’ll get from her family. Does her worry pay out?

The Honeymoon Stage. In the early days of their new relationship, Rebecca and Josh are convinced their relationship is foolproof. They even sing a song about how they’ll never have problems again. Heather, meanwhile, is completely grossed out by their delusion and is convinced it’s unrealistic, but the happy couple don’t want to listen.

Seller’s Remorse. After realizing he made a mistake in selling half of his firm, Darren is convinced he needs to look more like a successful business man in front of Nathanial and offer to help. But Nathanial isn’t eager to work Darren and it’s clear that Darren is no longer in the loop when it comes to his own business. And he’s definitely not aware of the huge new client Nathanial is supposed to be getting from his father. But maybe…just maybe…Nathaniel isn’t the monster he pretends to be.

Are We Okay? The one person Rebecca hasn’t told about Josh yet is Valencia and that changes this week. How does the ex react now that she and Rebecca are friends? She doesn’t seem that thrown that Rebecca and Josh are together, but she is convinced that Josh is “lost” and “all over the place” — which is something that Rebecca denies because, once again, she’s convinced their love can overcome anything.

All in the Family. It’s clear that Josh is concerned about seeing Rebecca’s family again, but he needn’t worry — despite a few initial hiccups, Rebecca’s mother LOVES Josh. While Rebecca wanted the two to get along, she seems horrified by what’s actually happening.

Don’t miss an all new episode of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND tonight (January 13) beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.