GREY’S ANATOMY Sneak Peek: Could Alex End Up in Jail?

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The events of last season’s GREY’s ANATOMY finale had us all at the edge of our seats with Jo’s revelation of her past to DeLuca, Alex walking through the door with the worst possible timing ever, and the beating that followed soon after. Worry and surprise are the emotions felt after those final moments of season 12 and those seem to be the same emotions we’ll have in tonight’s highly anticipated season premiere, with DeLuca in the hospital and Alex possibly paying the consequences with jail time.

We’ve known Alex to be the rebel — the bad boy that we all love. He’s a loyal friend and a caring doctor — but sometimes he does crazy things. Beating up DeLuca to the point of sending him to the hospital surely qualifies as over-the-top— and Alex himself agrees.

In the sneak peek below, Meredith informs Alex of DeLuca’s brain condition that is cleared by the radiologist, but Alex insists on a second look by Mer and she agrees. She tells him that the situation is “…really bad” and that he should talk to the police, but he wants to verify his condition and hopefully have chance to speak with DeLuca first.

Be sure to watch tonight’s all new episode of GREY’S ANATOMY at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SPEECHLESS Sneak Peek: Minnie Driver Stars in ABC’s New Family Comedy

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Maya DiMeo is a fighter. When we meet this mother in the series premiere of SPEECHLESS we learn that she’s a big advocate for her son, JJ, who has celebral palsy. But she believes she’s found the perfect situation for JJ, so she moves the family to a new, upscale school district. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy about the new situation.

Middle son Ray is frustrated by the family’s tendency to constantly move around to accommodate JJ. And Maya isn’t happy with the school once the family starts settling in, particularly when she finds out about the wheelchair ramp situation. Believing this school isn’t actually the right one for her son, Maya is determined for the family to move on quickly.

But JJ makes friends with Kenneth, the school’s groundskeeper and asks him to step in as his caregiver. And soon even Ray finds a reason to stick around, so the family bands together to convince Maya that they need to settle down once and for all.

SPEECHLESS premieres tonight (September 21) at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Premiere Recap: Of Fire, Guilt and New Leaderships

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That was so worth the wait, wasn’t it?

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D returned last night for their fourth season and things couldn’t have been better, if they tried. Picking up pretty much where we left off in the season 3 finale, “The Ghost” immediately introduced us to the new threat of the season – the Ghost Rider.

Even though we only actually met him three quarters into the episode, his presence was felt from the very beginning – from the attack on those guys that Daisy was after, to that hospital room scene where we saw one of the survivors getting killed by an unseen force. What really surprised me, however, was that Ghost Rider is a regular guy named Robbie Reyes. Not being exactly versed in comic canon, I expected him to actually be evil, but that wasn’t the impression I was left with when the episode ended. If anything, it looked like he had been possessed, maybe or doing things that are not entirely in his control? I don’t know, but I am definitely curious to find out more about him.

That said, we need to talk about the new S.H.I.E.L.D. Things are very, very different from the underground organization we all knew and loved. First, Coulson is no longer director. He has been bumped back to field agent and found a new partner in Mack, now that Daisy has gone rogue. The new director seems to be a real hard ass and wants to have control of everything. Even though we haven’t met this mysterious new director yet, their presence was felt through the entire episode and it seems like whoever they are, everyone is afraid of them.

Our beloved team has been torn apart and each member sent to different areas. Coulson and Mack are in the field, barely staying at HQ at all; May is apparently training new operatives and so very pissed off at the new arrangement and hierarchy; Fitz and Simmons are still in the the lab, but Jemma is an assistant to the director, which means she has a higher clearance than anyone else on the team. That means she is privy to information she can relegate to her old team, but she can’t learn any new info – especially if they decide to go rogue, like Mack and Coulson did – because she has to go through a lie detector test every single day when she reports to the director.

So that is the world that our gang lives in as season 4 starts. Mack and Coulson have been searching everywhere for Daisy, who has gone rogue, following the events of the season 3 finale. Her powers have grown and the public knows her as a threat – a very dangerous Inhuman named Quake – because, you know, she causes earthquakes. When mysterious deaths start happening in and around Los Angeles, and reports that she had been seen come into the base, May gets Coulson and Mack to go check it out under the radar.

They set up a bogus mission that they need to check the Inhumans that have signed the Accord in the LA area, and to our surprise, Elena is the one who shows up to check in. Apparently, she and Mack have gotten quite close and I am so on board that ship. Yoyo has always been sassy, but she was on fire last night and I can’t wait to see more of that relationship as they move forward. Mack is hesitant because it is frowned upon for operatives to fraternize with each other, but Yoyo is having none of that. I already ship them so hard, guys. Let’s just hope that doesn’t mean tragedy is about to befall them. This show has a history of destroying relationships or putting so many obstacles in their way, that they nearly give up. So fingers crossed this isn’t going to be a doomed romance.

So Mack tells her that they’re really there to try to bring Daisy in and Elena begs him to let her help. When he says no, she does it anyway, because – as it turns out – she has been in contact with Daisy all along, helping her whenever she can.

Daisy – on the other hand – is not doing so well. The guilt is eating her alive and she basically has no regard for her health or safety. Her powers have grown and evolved, and she keeps pushing herself without care to the consequences to her body. But the guilt she feels drives her forward and away from everyone. “No roots”, as she told Yoyo, when they met on the bus. In her mindset, if she stays away from everyone she cares about, she is protecting them from her and the inevitable destruction and heartache she brings.

But the guilt, guys. The look in her eyes is heartbreaking. While I really dig the new darker look, that is just a reflection of what she is feeling inside. Even though she is trying to do good, and put the bad guys away, she’s going about it all wrong. The more she pushes herself and her powers, the less her body can withstand the pressure. Hairline fractures keep popping up all over her arms and she’s covered in bruises. Yoyo tells her she needs to be more careful, take better care of herself, but she doesn’t listen.

She goes and faces Ghost Rider all by herself and is suprised to find out he is just a young guy. But when they face off and fight… Guys, the look in her eyes when he is about to kill her and she is in so much pain – physical and emotional – that look just about broke my heart. Because she thinks she deserves all this pain and suffering and she doesn’t. Chloe Bennet really knocked it out of the park in that scene and managed to tear my heart out and tap dance on it in the process.

Meanwhile, we have Fitz and Simmons working kind of together in the lab. Apparently, Simmons has been all work and no play because of her promotion and they barely get to see each other. They seem to be pretty close to Dr. Radcliffe, though, and hang out on occasion. The good doctor is eager to show them something, but since Simmons was stuck at work, only Fitz comes by his house. Apparently he was pardoned and the conditions were that he always reports any developments in his projects. So when Fitz gets there and comes face to face with a naked woman, he is shocked, to say the least. It turns out that Radcliffe has created a robot that is so human-like that it’s creepy. Fitz can barely look at her, but Radcliffe explains that she is supposed to be a shield for operatives in the field.

This is a very, very bad idea, Dr. Radcliffe. Haven’t you ever watched BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA? Cylons? Ring any bells? That’s how it starts and then they take over the planet and kill every human in it.

And last, but most definitely not least – what the hell happened to May? What was that thing that went through her when she went to extract Coulson and Mack and why is she seeing things now?

I don’t know about you guys, but this was solid premiere and I am so pumped for this new season. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D is that rare show that reinvents itself every year, and this season seems to be no different. When I think it can’t possibly get any better, they go and prove me wrong. I am so glad I braved through the first few episodes back in season 1 and didn’t give up on it. It’s a joy to see this show evolve and improve every single year and I am so happy that I get to go along for the ride.

Don’t miss an all new episode of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday, September 28, at 10/9c on ABC.

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR: Meet the Characters

What happens when a man who never wanted to become President suddenly becomes the President? That’s the premise of the new ABC series DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, starring Kiefer Sutherland.

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR premieres on Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada). You can also see more from the show in this introductory featurette from ABC.

NOTORIOUS Sneak Peeks: Shaping the News

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In NOTORIOUS, Julia George is the producer of the hugely popular new show “Louise Herrick Live” (LHL) and she’s the type of person who decides what kind of news the average viewer needs. When she’s not trying to disguise the various scandals her boss, Louise Hennrick, gets herself involved in, she’s spinning the news on television.

Her most successful secret partnership is with Jake Gregorian, a popular defense attorney who enjoys the combative nature of courtrooms. He and Julia have an arrangement: he’ll give her scoops on the latest news and allow his clients to appear on her program and she’ll help him spin the truth to help out his clients.

In the pilot we’re introduced to Oscar Keaton, a wildly successful tech entrepreneur who also happens to be one of Jake’s clients. He’s accused of fleeing the scene of an accident involving a teenage boy and Jake uses his appearance on LHL to plant the seeds of doubt about Oscar’s guilt. Jake genuinely believes that Jake is innocent and that someone else used his car, but he needs to get to the bottom of what happened. Complicating matters is the fact that Jake used to be in love with Oscar’s wife, Sarah. When the police figure out that Sarah was the one driving the car, Jake is desperate to save her.

NOTORIOUS premieres on Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (U.S.) and CTV(Canada).

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 6 Premiere Photos: A Ship in the Woods

New villains are coming to Storybrooke in the upcoming sixth season of ONCE UPON A TIME and our heroes are going to war.

Hyde is one of the biggest issues of the premiere and our heroes set out immediately to stop him. But Emma develops a mysterious side effect and the town starts being invaded by refugees from the Land of Untold Stories. In photos for the episode (which can be viewed in the slideshow above), we see our heroes explore a crash site courtesy of Mr. Hyde’s fellow refugees. And Raphael Sbarge will be returning as Archie Hopper.

The Evil Queen is also lurking about town, which is going to be problematic for everyone. Elsewhere, Regina and Zelena grow closer and the pair decide to become roommates, while Ruple is still trying to free Belle from the sleeping curse.

Finally, the flashbacks in the premiere will focus on the land of Agrabah, where Jafar confronts Aladdin and an important secret about The Savior is revealed.

In addition, ABC will be airing the special “Once Upon a Time: Evil Reigns Once More” on Sunday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. The special will look back at the last five years of the show and then ahead to what’s coming next.

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

NOTORIOUS Featurette: Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata Tease ABC’s New News Drama

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In the opening of NOTORIOUS we meet Julia George (played by Piper Perabo), the executive producer of “Louise Herrick Live” (LHL), the number one TV news program in the country. She spends her days corraling her boss (whose behind the scene antics tend to lead to trouble) and shaping the news. Meanwhile, Jake Gregorian (played by Daniel Sunjata) is a famed defense attorney who enjoys going head-to-head with other lawyers in the courtroom.

Unbeknownst to quite a few people, Julia and Jake have an arrangement: she’ll help him put his clients on TV and give them a platform and in exchange he’ll give her scoops to the latest news. But their relationship is built on both of them never lying to one another (even if they’re lying to everyone else) and it looks like one of them might be lying in the new preview below.

Jake and Julia’s relationship is inspired by the real-life friendship between famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and award-winning cable newsproducer Wendy Walker.

NOTORIOUS premieres on Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Featurette: Kiefer Sutherland and Maggie Q Tease ABC’s New Political Drama

Kiefer Sutherland is heading back to primetime TV as the world’s most unlikely president in ABC’s DESIGNATED SURVIVOR.

“My character, Tom Kirkman, goes from a guy who was on the way out to the President of the United States,” Sutherland says about his new show. In fact, Kirkman was a low-level cabinet minister who was chosen as the “Designated Survivor” during the President’s State of the Union address, despite the fact that the President was prepared to let him go that very morning. But a terrorist attack kills nearly the entire US government in one fell swoop, leaving Kirkman as the man in charge. While he’s doing his best at a job he never wanted, there’s a lot of resistence in the White House and the military as to whether he can actually lead the country in a time of crisis.

Meanwhile, Maggie Q plays Hannah Wells, an FBI agent who is called in to investigate the attack. “There is going to be a lot of conspiracy theory and a lot of twists,” Maggie Q warns.

Watch an extended preview blow and browse through photos above from the season premiere of DESIGNATED SURVIVOR airing on Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).

ONCE UPON A TIME Teasers: New Roommates, Mysterious Side Effects and Another Savior

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The sixth season of ONCE UPON A TIME is nearly here and in addition to the spoilers dropped at the Comic Con panel and press room, ABC has dished out a few more teasers about the season as a whole and the premiere specifically.

Here’s a few teasers about what’s to come:

  • The Evil Queen is a big villain for season 6. According to ABC, “the Evil Queen is back and ready to leave a trail of destruction in her wake.” Meanwhile, Regina will learn that destroying her dark side won’t be that easy.
  • Emma will learn a life-altering secret “that could have serious consequences for her family and loved ones”.
  • Henry welcomes the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories by pledging to help them complete their tales. But when Snow White, Prince Charming, Regina, Captain Hook and Zelena become entwined in these untold tales, they find themselves haunted by their own unfinished pasts.
  • In the season premiere episode, “The Savior,” as our heroes set out to stop Hyde, Emma develops a mysterious side effect, and Storybrooke becomes a haven for refugees from the Land of Untold Stories.
  • Regina and Zelena embrace their newfound sisterhood by becoming roommates in the premiere.
  • Rumple continues to try and free Belle from the Sleeping Curse with “the help of a stranger”.
  • In the premiere flashbacks, “Jafar confronts an afflicted Aladdin in Agrabah, and a secret about the Savior is revealed”.
  • In addition to meeting Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz) — a former Savior who may be able to offer Emma just the help she needs, — and Jafar (Oded Fehr), we’ll also see Princess Jasmine (Karin David), the Count of Monte Cristo (Craig Horner) and Morpheus (Giles Matthey).

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

CONVICTION Featurette: The Cast Introduces the New ABC Legal Drama

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AGENT CARTER may have been cancelled, but Hayley Atwell is still going to be on ABC this fall in the new legal drama CONVICTION.

Atwell stars as Hayes Morrison, a lawyer and former first daughter whose life is a bit of a mess. When facing jail time for drug possession she’s given a choice from her nemesis, New York District Attorney Conner Wallace (Eddie Cahill): she can go to prison or she can command Wallace’s team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU). The mandate of the CIU is to examine past cases and weed out instances of wrongful convictions. But her attitude doesn’t exactly endear her to the rest of her team: “Sam Spencer (Shawn Ashmore) struggles to deal with authority when Hayes is put in charge of the CIU – a job that was promised to him. He quickly learns that the legal system is not black and white, and his integrity will be tested. Maxine (Merrin Dungey) is a single mother who comes from a law enforcement family, which is where her loyalty lies, but secrets from her past may interfere with her professional judgment. Tess (Emily Kinney) is haunted by a personal mistake that may have imprisoned an innocent person. Frankie’s (Manny Montana) personal life challenges his beliefs and his work at the CIU.”

Hayes and Wallace clash both professionally and personally and Hayes also clashes with her mother, a Senate hopeful who doesn’t like her daughter’s bad behavior showing up in the press. Away from the office, Hayes does have a true confidant: her brother Jackson. He sees the emotional, vulnerable Hayes that no one else does.

CONVICTION premieres October 3 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC (U.S.) and CTV (Canada).