ONCE UPON A TIME Comic-Con Press Room: The Origin of the Savior, the Evil Queen and Hook’s Past

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The cast of ABC’s hit show ONCE UPON A TIME, along with showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis, talked to journalists this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con about what we can expect to see in season 6. With two villains in town, Storybrooke will now take front stage again, as the show returns to its roots for its sixth season. Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Emily de Ravin, Rebecca Mader, Colin O’Donoghue and Josh Dallas talked about what’s in store for their characters this season and how they are all going to have their hands full dealing with the Evil Queen and Hyde at the same time.

Adam Horowitz told us that this season will not be all about the Land of Untold Stories, as it was previously teased in the season 5 finale. This time, they are not going to a different land and stay there for the first half of the season, like they did for the past couple of seasons. “We are in Storybrooke and the characters from the Land of Untold Stories have arrived, and that is part of the story we’re telling. But the arc of this season will touch on a bunch of different things.” Horowitz teased.

According to the showrunners, these characters fled the Land of Untold Stories, so their stories wouldn’t play out. Now that they’re in Storybrooke, things will play out as they were supposed to and Emma will find herself again in the position of Savior, trying to help everyone find their happiness. Add to that the fact that both Hyde and a far more terrifying Evil Queen will be on the loose, so the heroes will most certainly not have time to take a break before the next crisis.

Origin of the savior. During the panel, we watched a sneak peek of the upcoming season, and found out that Alladin was a Savior. Eddie Kitsis mentioned that, this year, we are exploring the Savior mythology, and we will soon realize that Emma is not the first savior and that there is an origin story to that position of power. In the sneak peek, we saw that being a Savior has really taken its toll on Alladin and that it might be a glimpse of what is in store for Emma. “Last year, we saw Emma finally saying ‘I love you’ to Hook when there was no problem or death, so she was able to let in these new emotions. So one of the things we want to get into this year for Emma is what is it like to find your parents? What is it like to have the pressure of being the Savior and having to fight all those fights? Is she ever going to have a happy ending? I think the Alladin thing kind of showed you what happened to the Savior, right?” Kitsis teased.

Related: Read spoilers from the ONCE UPON A TIME Comic-Con panel

Regina vs Evil Queen. Lana Parrilla said that the Evil Queen is different than what she used to be. “Before, she was still part of Regina, and Regina has a conscience. We will see how the Evil Queen will fare without a conscience and how far she is willing to go to get her revenge. She is still hung up on Snow and getting her heart.” Parrilla teased.

She also mentioned that Regina is still trying to be a hero and she turns to Snow for advice. “Part of her feels that [what is happening] is karmic, but she is not going to let the Evil Queen win. She is going to battle against her and really fight for redemption and her happiness.”

Jared Gilmore also talked about how Henry is going to react to having three mothers now. When he was asked about how he is going to feel about the Evil Queen, Gilmore said that it’s complicated. “It’s hard to explain. She raised him for ten years, so he has some sort of feelings toward her. Even when she was still in Regina, he wanted to see the good in her, which means he also wanted to see the good in the Evil Queen. But now that that’s gone, it will be really interesting to explore.”

Robin’s death. Last season, we saw Robin perish when Hades used the Olympian Crystal on him. Regina hasn’t really had time to process what happened and Parrilla says there is so much going on with the characters, that we won’t see it right away. “Regina is very private. There is so much going on. As soon as we start the season, we have Hyde and Gold has given him Storybrooke, so we need to protect our civilians. That’s why I think these moments are more private. It’s talked about, but I think  the grieving happens behind closed doors.” she elaborated on how her character is dealing with Robin’s death.

Zelena. When asked about how Zelena is fairing when season 6 starts, Rebecca Mader said that there is a lot going on with her character. When we last saw her, she had just killed her first love in order to save her sister, so she is not in the best head space right now. “I had finally gotten a sister, and now I have two. So it’s a lot – dealing with Regina and the Evil Queen, and the baby and I just killed my boyfriend, so I made an appointment with Jimini Cricket for next week.” The actress laughed.

About how her relationship with the Evil Queen and with her own dark side that she is still trying to leave behind, Mader said that being a villain is like battling an addiction, so Zelena might slip up a little bit on her journey.

Belle and Rumplestiltskin. Emilie De Ravin told us that Belle starts off season 6 still inside the box – just as we last saw her in the season 5 finale. However, she says that Belle will most likely not stay there for too long. “The way she gets out of the box, that she’s extracted from it, and the characters involved in that – it’s really cool.” De Ravin commented. “It reveals a lot about her relationship.” She added.

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ONCE UPON A TIME: Watch a Sneak Peek of Aladdin and Jafar From Season 6

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ONCE UPON A TIME has tackled many Disney characters in the past, including Peter Pan, the FROZEN sisters, Ariel and many more. But now the show is bringing in the characters from ALADDIN for the upcoming sixth season.

As a special bonus for the fans attended the Comic-Con panel, the cast and producers screened the first scene from the upcoming season 6 premiere.

Related: Read more spoilers from season 6 of ONCE UPON A TIME

We open with someone on horseback riding across an open field. And we pan up to see another man riding a magic carpet and throwing lightening bolts at the man.  The man arrives at a house to ask for help from “the Saviour” and in walks Jafar (played by Oded Fehr). Jafar disintegrates the man from the horse and then goes to attack the Saviour….a.k.a. Aladdin (played by Deniz Akdeniz).  Jafar taunts the mighty Saviour who has fallen so far and then a Saviour never lives “happily ever after”.

Watch the sneak peek from the season premiere below.

ONCE UPON A TIME returns on Sunday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

ONCE UPON A TIME Comic-Con Panel: The Cast and Producers Tease Season 6

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Hades was defeated at the end of ONCE UPON A TIME’s last season — at the cost of Robin Hood’s life — but a new villain emerged when Regina split off her evil half and killed the Evil Queen. Only the Evil Queen didn’t die and it looks like she’ll be wreaking havoc for our heroes next season. There’s also the matter of Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hyde roaming around Storybrooke.

ONCE UPON A TIME stars Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Colin O’Donoghue, Emilie de Ravin, Jared Gilmore and Rebecca Mader — along with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis — took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con to tease what’s coming up in season 6.

Related: Watch a sneak peek from the season 6 premiere featuring Jafar and Aladdin

One of the biggest questions for season 6 is how the split between Regina and the Evil Queen will work.  Parrilla says that Regina is still sassy, even being split from her evil core. But the Evil Queen is slightly different “than she used to be, I think.  She is now without a conscience, so she’s pure evil. And a lot of fun. Regina is desperate to really be this hero and be happy internally and that’s really what she wants for herself. She has this beautiful family now. And her sister. So it’s going to be an interesting journey this year to see how the Evil Queen and Regina co-exist.”

Parrilla thinks that Emma and Regina have grown over the years and become best friends, but how will the appearance of the Evil Queen change that dynamic? “They’re working together and I think Emma has helped Regina get to this new place in her life,” Parrilla said. She sees them continuing down that path, but the Evil Queen is a different entity. Morrison thinks that Emma wants to believe in Regina, but she also knows she needs to protect everyone she loves (including Regina) from the Queen. How do you separate the two mentally? “I think it’s going to be complicated, like it always is,” Morrison said.

Other highlights: 

  • What is the draw for Belle with Rumple? de Ravin thinks that at the end of last season, Belle is now is acknowledging that part of that pull is him being a bad guy. She likes that, even if deep down she sees the good in him.
  • Are there any consequences about Hook returning from the dead? Has he changed? O’Donoghue thinks he’s “pretty much the same Hook.” But now that he knows it’s true love with Emma and Hook, they’re trying to figure out how to navigate being together. “We might find out a few things about his past,” he teased cryptically. Horowitz confirmed there’s more of Hook’s past that we dig into and more secrets will be revealed.
  • The one thing the Evil Queen wanted was Snow’s heart and that “will not stop,” Kitsis said. But Regina and Snow have become friends over the years. Regina will have a group of people supporting her this time, while her evil alter ego will just be trying to kill everyone. Horowitz said that Regina and Snow’s relationship will definitely continue being explored in season 6.
  • Gilmore thinks that now that Henry is the Author, he’s realized he’s a hero now and he can help people by giving them their stories and help them figure things out. He thinks that “Henry has found his place. He believes that now he’s a part of the heroes and I think he likes it. He loves it.”
  • We will get to see Hook and Charming together in “a fun arc,” Horowitz teased.
  • Mader thinks that being pregnant and having a baby really changed Zelena, along with Regina giving Zelena her trust even if she didn’t deserve it.
  • Can Zeus intervene in internal matters going forward? Kitsis thinks that was a one-time-only Zeus interference, so don’t expect to see him again anytime soon.
  • What’s happened in the Underworld since Hades left? The cast and producers screened an amusing video featuring Cruela and a guest appearances by James Marsters (from BUFFY) and she told us that King Arthur is running the Underworld now.

ONCE UPON A TIME returns on Sunday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic-Con Press Room: Ghost Rider and Daisy’s New Path

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The cast of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, along with executive producers Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell, and showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon, talked to journalists at San Diego Comic Con this weekend and teased a darker path for Daisy, how Fitzsimmons are going to handle their new relationship and the new villain in town, Ghost Rider.

About Daisy’s new path. Chloe Bennet commented about Daisy being in a very dark place after the events of the season finale and having Lincoln sacrifice himself for her. “She cares so much about people, that she feels that she can’t be around them, because wherever she goes, something bad happens. It’s her way of protecting the team.” she says about the fact that Daisy has gone rogue.

Chloe also mentioned that Daisy has this guilt weighing on her shoulders, so she feels like she’s punishing herself and getting what she deserves by being alone. Her powers have also grown, but she is on her own now, so she doesn’t have anyone monitoring her. “We will definitely see the repercussions of her not taking care of herself physically the way she should be with her new powers. We will see her in a weakened state”, she teased.

Fitzsimmons. Fitz and Simmons now have to navigate this romantic relationship and face obstacles that come with working together and living together and have differing opinions. When asked if they are finally going to be happy for a little while, Elizabeth Henstridge said that she definitely hopes so.

“They definitely have a lot of love for each other. That’s the one constant in their lives.” Ian De Caestecker agreed.

Coulson’s new position in S.H.I.E.LD. Clark Gregg talked about the fact that Coulson is no longer the Director of SHIELD, and is now an Agent back on the field. We can expect to see Mack as his partner and, according to Clark and Henry Simmons, they make a pretty good team. When asked about how his dynamic with Daisy will be affected, Clark said that he still doesn’t know much, but that Coulson understands that Daisy is going through a tough time, and also blaming herself for everything that happened.

Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange. The producers and showrunners couldn’t spoil much about the anticipated Ghost Rider introduction, but what they teased about was that Gabriel Luna is joining the cast as Robbie Reyes. When asked about a possible mention of Doctor Strange – which premieres later this year – executive producers Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell were very vague about it.

“Wouldn’t that be awesome?” Loeb teased and mentioned that whenever they can use material from the Marvel Universe, they most definitely will.

An all new season of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D premieres on September 20 at 10/9c on ABC.

 

Marvel Bringing LUKE CAGE, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and More to Comic-Con

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Marvel TV is set to introduce the new Netflix series LUKE CAGE at San Diego Comic-Con in July, as well as bringing the cast of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. back to the convention center. Below is the full schedule of Marvel panels.

Thursday, July 21

MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE Signing Event - 3:15 p.m. at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
Cast attending: Mike Colter, Alfre Woodward, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, Simone Missick, Cheo Hodari Coker (EP), Jeph Loeb (EP).

MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE Panel @ 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. (Ballroom 20)
The first-ever appearance of the MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE cast!

Friday, July 22

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Panel @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Ballroom 20)
Join the cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

MAVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Signing Event @ 4:30 p.m. at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
Cast Attending: Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain de Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Jed Whedon (EP), Maurissa Tancharoen (EP), Jeff Bell (EP), Jeph Loeb (EP).

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Marvel Animation Presents Panel @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (Room 6A)

Fall 2016 Premiere Dates For ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW

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All of the networks have released their season premiere dates for fall 2016 and to help keep you organized we’ve consolidated all of these dates together.

Thursday, September 8
8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT Sunday Night Football/NFL kickoff (NBC)

Sunday, September 11
7 p.m. ET/4 PT Football Night in America (NBC)
8:20 p.m. ET/5:20 PT Sunday Night Football (NBC)

Monday, September 12
8 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)

Wednesday, September 14
10 p.m. BLINDSPOT (NBC)

Thursday, September 15
8:25 p.m. ET/5:25 p.m. PT Thursday Night Football (CBS)

Sunday, September 18
7 p.m.EMMY AWARDS PRE-SHOW (ABC)
8 p.m. 68th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMYS (ABC)
8:30 p.m. CASE CLOSED Part 1 (new miniseries, two hours) (CBS)

Monday, September 19
8:00 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:00 p.m. GOTHAM (FOX)
8:00 p.m. THE VOICE (NBC)
8:30 p.m. KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. CASE CLOSED Part 2 (two hours) (CBS)
9:00 p.m. LUCIFER (FOX)
10:00 p.m. THE GOOD PLACE (two episodes) (NBC, new series – watch trailer)

Tuesday, September 20
8:00 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS RESULTS SHOW (two hours) (ABC)
8:00 p.m. NCIS (CBS)
8:00 p.m. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (FOX)
8:00 p.m. THE VOICE (NBC)
8:30 p.m. NEW GIRL (FOX)
9:00 p.m. BULL (CBS, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. SCREAM QUEENS (FOX)
10:00 p.m. AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
10:00 p.m. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS)
10:00 p.m. THIS IS US (NBC, new series – watch trailer)

Wednesday, September 21
8:00 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS (ABC)
8:00 p.m. SURVIVOR (90 minutes) (CBS)
8:00 p.m. LETHAL WEAPON (FOX, new series – watch trailer)
8:00 p.m. BLINDSPOT (time period premiere) (NBC)
8:30 p.m. SPEECHLESS (ABC, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
9:00 p.m. EMPIRE (FOX)
9:00 p.m. LAW & ORDER: SVU (NBC)
9:30 p.m. BLACK-ISH (ABC)
9:30 p.m. BIG BROTHER Finale (90 minutes) (CBS)
10:00 p.m. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (ABC, new series – watch trailer)
10:00 p.m. CHICAGO PD (NBC)

Thursday, September 22
8:00 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)
8:00 p.m. ROSEWOOD (FOX)
8:00 p.m. SUPERSTORE (NBC)
8:30 p.m. THE GOOD PLACE (time period premiere) (NBC)
9:00 p.m. NOTORIOUS (ABC, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. PITCH (FOX, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. CHICAGO MED (NBC)
10:00 p.m. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC)
10:00 p.m. THE BLACKLIST (NBC)

Friday, September 23
8:00 p.m. LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
8:00 p.m. MACGYVER (CBS, new series – watch trailer)
8:00 p.m. HELL’S KITCHEN (FOX)
8:00 p.m. CAUGHT ON CAMERA (NBC)
8:30 p.m. DR. KEN (ABC)
9:00 p.m. SHARK TANK (ABC)
9:00 p.m. HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
9:00 p.m. THE EXORCIST (FOX, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. DATELINE (two hours) (NBC)
10 p.m. BLUE BLOODS (CBS)

Saturday, September 24
10:00 p.m. 48 HOURS (CBS)

Sunday, September 25
7:30 p.m. 60 MINUTES (CBS)
7:30 p.m. BOB’S BURGERS (FOX)
8:00 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
8:00 p.m. THE SIMPSONS (FOX)
8:30 p.m. CASE CLOSED Part 3 (two hours) (CBS)
8:30 p.m. SON OF ZORN (FOX, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. SECRETS AND LIES (ABC)
9:00 p.m. FAMILY GUY (FOX)
9:30 p.m. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (FOX)
10:00 p.m. QUANTICO (ABC)

Wednesday, September 28
9:00 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
10:00 p.m. CODE BLACK (CBS)

Sunday, October 2
7:00 p.m. AMERICAN’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
8:00 p.m. NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
9:00 p.m. MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
10:00 p.m. ELEMENTARY (CBS)

Monday, October 3
9:00 p.m. SCORPION (two hours) (CBS)
10:00 p.m. CONVICTION (ABC, new series – watch trailer)
10:00 p.m. TIMELESS (NBC, new series – watch trailer)

Tuesday, October 4
8:00 p.m. THE FLASH (The CW)
9:00 p.m. NO TOMORROW (The CW, new series – watch trailer)

Wednesday, Oct. 5
8:00 p.m. ARROW (The CW)
9:00 p.m. FREQUENCY (The CW, new series – watch trailer)

Monday, October 10
8:00 p.m. SUPERGIRL (The CW)
9:00 p.m. 2 BROKE GIRLS (one hour) (CBS)
10:00 p.m. SCORPION (time period premiere) (CBS)

Tuesday, October 11
8:00 p.m. THE MIDDLE (ABC)
8:30 p.m. AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC)
9:00 p.m. THIS IS US (time period premiere) (NBC)
9:30 p.m. THE REAL O’NEALS (ABC)
10:00 p.m. CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)

Thursday, October 13
8 p.m. LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (The CW)
9 p.m. SUPERNATURAL (The CW)

Monday, October 17
9 p.m. JANE THE VIRGIN (The CW)
9:30 p.m. THE ODD COUPLE (CBS)

Friday, October 21
8:00 p.m. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (The CW)
9:00 p.m. CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (The CW)

Monday, October 24
8:00 p.m. KEVIN CAN WAIT (time period premiere) (CBS)
8:30 p.m. MAN WITH A PLAN (CBS, new series – watch trailer)

Thursday, October 27
8:00 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (time period premiere) (CBS)
8:30 p.m. THE GREAT INDOORS (CBS, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. MOM (CBS)
9:30 p.m. LIFE IN PIECES (CBS)
10:00 p.m. PURE GENIUS (CBS, new series – watch trailer)

ABC Announces Fall 2016 Premiere Dates

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ABC is the last network to announce its fall 2016 premiere dates, which begin in mid-September and continue until early October.

Shows premiering at midseason include: SCANDAL, AMERICAN CRIME, THE CATCH, THE BACHELOR, STILL STAR-CROSSED (new series – watch trailer), TIME AFTER TIME (new series – watch trailer), DOWNWARD DOG (new series – watch trailer) and IMAGINARY MARY  (new series – watch trailer).

Monday, September 12
8:00-10:00 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS (Season 23 premiere)

Sunday, September 18
7:00-8:00 p.m. 68th Emmy Awards Arrival Pre-Show (live from Los Angeles)
8:00-11:00 p.m. 68th Emmy Awards (live from Los Angeles)

Tuesday, September 20
8:00-10:00 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS RESULTS SHOW
10:00-11:00 p.m. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 4 premiere)

Wednesday, September 21
8:00-8:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS (Season 4 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. SPEECHLESS (Series premiere – watch trailer)
9:00-9:30 p.m. MODERN FAMILY (Season 8 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. BLACK-ISH (Season 3 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (Series premiere – watch trailer)

Thursday, September 22
8:00-9:00 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY (Season 13 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. NOTORIOUS (Series premiere – watch trailer)
10:00-11:00 p.m. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (Season 3 premiere)

Friday, September 23
8:00-8:30 p.m. LAST MAN STANDING (Season 6 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. DR. KEN (Season 2 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. SHARK TANK (Season 8 premiere)

Sunday, September 25
8:00-9:00 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME (Season 6 premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. SECRETS AND LIES (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. QUANTICO (Season 2 premiere)

Sunday, October 2
7:00-8:00 p.m. AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (Season 27 premiere)

Monday, October 3
10:00-11:00 p.m. CONVICTION (Series premiere – watch trailer)

Tuesday, October 11
8:00-8:30 p.m. THE MIDDLE (Season 8 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (Series premiere – watch trailer)
9:00-9:30 p.m. FRESH OFF THE BOAT (Season 3 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. THE REAL O’NEALS (Season 2 premiere)

Win HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Season 2 on DVD

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Season 2 of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER arrives on DVD today and we’re giving 3 lucky TVAddict fans a chance to win their own box set!

Here’s what you need to do to enter our contest:

To Enter: Email info@thetvaddict.com with the subject line HTGAWM DVD Contest

Winner Selection: Three winners will be randomly selected from the entries and will be notified by email. We will request your address and pass that information to the studio that will handle the prize fulfillment

Contest Ends: Friday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT

Restrictions: The contest is restricted to our readers in Canada and the continental United States

The DVD set for HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Season 2 contains all 15 episodes of the second season, along with deleted scenes and bloopers.

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UNCLE BUCK Sneak Peek: Not Babysitter Material

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There’s a lot of movies coming to the small screen this fall, but ABC is getting into the game early with UNCLE BUCK, based on the John Hughes movie starring John Candy.

Mike Epps stars as Buck, a man who has gotten by on charm instead of skills. His brother, Will, and sister-in-law, Alexia have moved to town and need some help with their kids, so Buck steps in to the “manny” role.

Naturally, Will and Alexis are wary of Buck’s parenting skills. Their three kids usually make a point of tormenting their nannies, but Buck’s unconventional style might be just what the kids need. There’s Tia (the eldest), a teenager who feels neglected when her mother starts a new job. Meanwhile, the two youngest — Miles and Maizy — are wise beyond their years and love to test the adults in their lives.

UNCLE BUCK premieres on Tuesday, June 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Our Most Anticipated New Fall and Winter Shows

Season and series finales have (mostly) aired and now, a week after Upfronts ended, summer is nearly upon us. There’s a lot of original summer programming coming our way, but there’s also the new fall-winter season coming. New shows won’t be debuting for three or four months, but there’s anticipation brewing for the new TV offerings coming down the pipeline. After viewing the trailers for all of the new shows released during Upfronts, we’ve put together a list of the shows we’re most interested in seeing on our screens in the fall.

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (TV Addict staff who are intrigued by this show: Melissa, Shana, Araceli and Clarissa). “When I first saw the promo for this one, I felt like I was watching the trailer for a movie — not just network TV’s next attempt at coming up with a political drama,” Shana said. Kiefer Sutherland is back and he’s saving America again — but not as a federal agent. This time he’s the mild-mannered Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who gets chosen as the Designated Survivor, even after being told he was going to be reassigned the morning of the State of the Union. Only now the President and his Cabinet are dead and it’s up to Sutherland’s Tom Kirkland to fend off a potential war with Iran and adjust to a job he never wanted. And that’s all in his first night as President. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR will air this fall on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT  on ABC.

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CONVICTION (TV Addict staff who are intrigued by this show: Brianna, Rebecca, Araceli and Luciana). “It looks like the complete opposite of Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter, so I’m interested to see how that’ll play out,” Brianna said about this new ABC show. Granted, the cancellation of AGENT CARTER was a blow, but the continued presence of Atwell on television is a good thing. In CONVICTION, she plays the former daughter of a President who has wasted her life and her brilliant legal mind. When she gets arrested, her former courtroom nemesis gives her a choice: lead his new unit dedicated to figuring out if people have been wrongly convicted, or go to jail. This is a new shot for Hayes Morrison and it looks like she’s going to take it. CONVICTION will air this fall on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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FREQUENCY (TV Addict staff who are intrigued by this show: Brianna, Shana, Araceli and Luciana).  “Time travel is in this fall, but this one twists the genre,” Araceli said. Peyton list stars as Detective Raimy Sullivan, a woman who is burdened by the perceived sins of her father. But one day she uses an old ham radio and actually connects with her dead father….who is still alive back in 1996. The information she provides him ensures that he can escape his coming death, but now the pair have to deal with the ramifications of changing the past. And there are some pretty big ramifications. FREQUENCY will air on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT this fall on The CW.

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FREDDIE STROMA, JOSH BOWMAN

TIME AFTER TIME (TV Addict staff who are intrigued by this show: Melissa, Brianna and Araceli). “One of my favorite movies ever and the clip looks faithful to the film. I wish ABC would have launched TIME AFTER TIME in the fall,” Melissa lamented. Time travel is a big theme this season, but instead of going to the past, the protagonists in TIME AFTER TIME are heading to the future. After HG Wells invents a time machine, his friend (who he doesn’t realize is Jack the Ripper), uses the machine to escape the police. And Wells, of course, follows him to the future to apprehend him. Thus begins the classic fish-out-of-water tale, with the past meeting the future. TIME AFTER TIME will premiere at midseason on ABC.

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