Fall TV Preview: RED BAND SOCIETY

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Starring: Octavia Spencer (“Mom”), Dave Annable (“666 Park Avenue”), Astro (“The X Factor”), Ciara Bravo (“Big Time Rush”), Griffin Gluck (“Back in the Game”), Zoe Levin (“The Way, Way Back”), Rebecca Rittenhouse, Charlie Rowe and Nolan Sotillo (“Prom”)

Genre: One-hour drama

Premiere Date: Wednesday, September 17, 9 p.m., Fox

Direct Competition: “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC), “Modern Family”/”Black-ish” (ABC), “The 100? (CW)

Premise (in 140 characters or less): A group of adolescents find solace in unlikely camaraderie as they live through life-threatening diagnoses in a teen-pediatric ward.

Initial Reaction: All the feels! [Read more...]

Fall TV Breakout Stars: Meet RED BAND SOCIETY Members Ciara Bravo and Nolan Sotillo

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One of the most promising shows this season, RED BAND SOCIETY features a group of children dealing with the ups and downs of growing up, all while living in a hospital. I spoke with two cast members, Ciara Bravo and Nolan Sotillo who play Emma and Jordi, young patients at the hospital. We talked about what it’s like on set, visiting children’s hospitals, and what we can look forward to on tonight’s premiere. [Read more...]

Fall TV Preview: THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA

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Starring: Debra Messing (“Will & Grace,” “Smash”), Josh Lucas (“The Firm”), Laz Alonso (“Deception”) and Janina Gavankar (“True Blood”)

Genre: One-hour comedy-drama

Premiere Date: Sneak Preview – Wednesday, September 17, 10 p.m. / Regular Time Period Premiere – Wednesday, September 24, 8 p.m., NBC (CTV in Canada)

Direct Competition: “Survivor” (CBS), “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox), “The Middle”/”The Goldbergs” (ABC), “Arrow” (CW)

Premise (in 140 characters or less): Laura Diamond is a cop… and a mother. How does she do it!?

Initial Reaction: I’ve never seen a pilot so unintentionally funny. “The Mysteries of Laura” is a dramedy, but whenever it actually generates a laugh, it’s not asking for it.

Conclusion: I could go on and tell you that, yes, “Laura” is as bad as it looks, or I can run off a list of the pilot’s “finest” moments. [Read more...]

Preview: GOTHAM

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Starring: Ben McKenzie (Detective James Gordon), Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot), Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney), David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne), Zabryna Guevara (Captain Sarah Essen), Carmen Bicondova (Selina Kyle), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean) and Sean Pertwee (Alfred)

Genre: One-hour drama

Premiere Date: Monday September 22 at 8/7c on FOX

Premise: GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Entertinmanet Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. [Read more...]

The Show Whisperer: More Unsolicited Advice For the Showrunners of GREY’S ANATOMY, GLEE, THE BLACKLIST & More!

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Have you ever thought that you could improve your favorite shows with your awesome ideas for storylines?  Well, I not only think that, I know that my ideas would make for some darn good TV.  I have even dubbed myself “The Show Whisperer” (patent pending…).  Since no one involved with any of my shows will listen to my ideas (currently, that is), you get that luxury fellow TV Addicts. [Read more...]

Your Definitive Fall TV 2014 Primetime Calendar: Print and Download Here!

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After countless hours of painstaking research and time spent in front of the computer, theTVaddict.com has finally come to the conclusion that there is one — and only one — positive to the end of yet another fantastic summer: The new Fall television season has finally arrived! And here to help ensure you don’t miss a moment of upwards of sixty plus season and series premieres is theTVaddict.com’s now world-famous printable calendar. Accept no substitutions or imitations! Simply click on either of the following links: High Quality PDF or JPG, and enjoy.

SCORPION SCOOP: Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee and Elyes Gabel Preview their New CBS Series

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Wondering what CBS has up their sleeve with regards to SCORPION — their new high-octane drama revolving around Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age? Well, stop wondering and start watching. Specifically, these San Diego Comic Con shot videos featuring stars Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee. [Read more...]

Photo of the Day: The CW Unveil’s An Easter-Egg Filled Poster For THE FLASH

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With television talent both in front and behind the camera making a habit of tweeting photos ranging from spoilerific to hilarious, theTVaddict.com thought it might be fun to introduce a new feature to the site that we’ve not-so-cleverly decided to call “Photo of the Day.” Today’s subject, courtesy of ARROW EP Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti) comes a first look at the CW’s FLASHY new poster! Tweeted Berlanti, “Hope fans enjoy the new poster for #THEFLASH Can you find all the easter eggs the network put in? Name ‘em all and i’ll make up a prize.”

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 more...]