SUPERGIRL Sneak Peek: Not THAT 5th Dimension

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There are many types of tricksters.

Richard Speight, Jr. played a great trickster on SUPERNATURAL (and did a fabulous job directing last week’s SPN episode).

Bugs Bunny is said to be based, in part, on a charming trickster character because he is clever, mischievous and can weasel his way into forgiveness with a smiling “I’ve been a bad, bad boy.” All charm. No remorse.

DC introduced a trickster into Superman’s world back in WWII named Mr. Mxyzptlk. Mxy was a troublemaker from the 5th dimension who plagued Supe with his magical ways, because even the Man of Steel could not fight against magic.

The only way to send Mr. Mxyzptlk home was to get him to say his name backward. (It was no mean trick to say it forward, either.)

Mxy pulled practical jokes and tormented Superman in weird, often childish, ways. He was the DC-verse version of a schoolhouse bully, except he picked on the quarterback instead of the geeks.

Tonight, on SUPERGIRL, Mr. Mxyzptlk (guest star Peter Gadiot) reveals why he showed up at the end of last week’s episode to interrupt a potentially steamy kiss between Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Wood). Seems the Mx-ster has fallen in love from afar and has traveled to Earth to claim the blonde one’s affections.

Kara tries to let him down easy, thinking him harmless, but Mxy misinterprets her actions and decides to wreak havoc on National City.

Mon-El has seen beings like Mr. Mxyzptlk on Daxam and knows how dangerous they can be, especially to someone who could be considered a romantic rival.

Even worse, Mon-El and Kara argue over how to get rid of Mr. Mxyzptlk, further straining their relationship.

Is Mon-El simply showing concern or is he insanely jealous of the interdimensional charmer, who is played to the hilt by Gadiot (ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND).

Does Mxy consider Mon-El a rival, and is that why the Daxamite is at the DEO dressed only in his skivvies?

Elsewhere on the love front, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together, and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) meets a new “hot warrior chick” alien who is in the Valentine’s mood.

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone most places, but love is in the National City air tonight.

SUPERGIRL also stars Mehcad Brooks and David Harewood. Guest stars Andrea Brooks, Robert Zen Humpage and Barry Nerling return. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode, which was written by Jessica Queller & Sterling Gates.

SUPERGIRL airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Watch THE ARRANGEMENT Pilot Here

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What would you do if you were presented with a marriage offer? What if that marriage offer was nothing but a convenient arrangement? That’s the question at the heart of the new E! scripted drama, THE ARRANGEMENT. And now you have a chance to watch the pilot today, ahead of the show’s early March premiere.

Josh Henderson stars as Kyle West, one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars. Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista) gets cast alongside Kyle to star in an upcoming summer blockbuster. Kyle seems interested in her immediately and the pair get together for a date. But things soon turn weird when Megan is presented with an opportunity to marry Kyle and elevate her own popularity. But is it love between them, or only an arrangement?

The brains behind the marriage contract is Kyle’s mentor Terence Anderson (Michael Vartan), a mysterious figure who runs the Institute of the Higher Mind and is married to Kyle’s producing partner Deann (Lexa Doig).

Does Megan accept the contract? Watch the full pilot below to find out.

THE ARRANGEMENT premieres March 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on E!

SCORPION Sneak Peek: The Only Thing to Fear Is Fear Itself

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Cabe is starting to feel very self-conscious about his far younger girlfriend on this week’s SCORPION.

In a sneak peek from the episode below, we see Cabe explain to Paige that he doesn’t like wearing his glasses around Allie because he doesn’t want her to think he’s “old”. With a 15 year age difference between the two of them, Cabe is going to have to get used to the fact that he’s dating a far younger woman. Meanwhile, Sylvester is burning the candle at both ends to prepare for his Alderman debate with Patel.

Team Scorpion is tasked with helping to protect a vital seed bank this week. When Sylvester reboots the system, several blast doors close automatically to protect the seeds, which leaves Happy, Cabe and Sylvester all isolated in their own rooms. The three of them start suffering from life-threatening and fear-based hallucinations, which leaves Walter, Paige and Toby with the difficult task of figuring out how to calm them down and save them.

SCORPION airs Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

On TV Tonight: Monday February 20, 2017

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC The Bachelor Quantico
CBS Kevin Can Wait Man With a Plan Superior Donuts 2 Broke Girls Scorpion
FOX 24 APB
NBC America Ninja Warrior: All Stars Timeless
CW Supergirl Jane the Virgin
MISC Shadowhunters (Freeform) Beyond (Freeform)
The Breaks (VH1)
Humans (AMC)
Bates Motel (A&E)

THE GOOD FIGHT Teasers: Meet the New Characters

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Everything has gone to hell when THE GOOD FIGHT begins and that’s shown with Diane watching the inauguration of Donald Trump.

But before that happens we have some good news. Lockhart, Deckler & Lee has expanded since we last saw the firm (hence one of the new names) and Diane is on the verge of retiring after having put in an offer on a beautiful chateau in France. Her former partners have wished her well and she’s on her way, but things will soon take a dark turn for her. Before her retirement Diane is reunited with Luca, who is working for Reddick, Boseman and Kolstad, an all African-American firm. Alicia is briefly mentioned, but the focus of THE GOOD FIGHT is primarily on Diane, Lucia and the new characters.

Here are the new faces you’ll meet in THE GOOD FIGHT:

Maia Rindell. She’s just passed the bar and is about to start work at Lockhart, Deckler & Lee. David Lee is introducing her and the rest of the other first year associates to their new jobs and she’s the one associate he is actually nice to, which makes sense because she’s Diane’s goddaughter. A lesbian, she’s currently in a long term relationship with her girlfriend, Amy. But when her father is disgraced professionally her life goes to hell. Her family is loathed and she loses her job at Lockhart, Deckler & Lee when her presence becomes an embarrassment.

Henry & Lenore Rindell. Maia’s parents clearly love their daughter and they’re not afraid to put in a good word to Diane to get her daughter some special treatment. However, Henry (Diane’s friend since college) has been involved in less than scrupulous business activities and he’s arrested by the FBI for running a Ponzi scheme. Diane’s retirement money was in Henry’s investment fund, so when he goes down she’s not left with a lot of options. But Henry maintains his innocence and says that his brother and co-owner is actually the guilty party.

Amy Breslin. Maia’s girlfriend works in the State Attorney’s office and when Henry is arrested she cautions her girlfriend to protect herself, even as her mother begs for her support. But Amy wants to make sure Maia doesn’t suffer any legal repercussions. Her life is impacted in a huge way by the Henry scandal and she’s humiliated when a fake sex tape is put out that supposedly features the girls.

Adrian Boseman. The partner of Reddick, Boseman and Kolstad goes up against Diane as she works what she thinks is her last case, which involves a police beating. When Diane delays her retirement she’s pushed out of Lockhart, Deckler & Lee and she ends up at Boseman’s firm because he’s the only person who will hire her. Diane also manages to convince him to hire Maia.

Barbara Kolstad. She’s one of the name partners of Adrian’s firm and she’s not happy when Adrian offers Diane a job, but Adrian is convinced that Diane can be a huge asset. Barbara’s biggest concern is that Diane is too much of an alpha to be a team player and she’s very cold to her when she starts at the firm, even as Adrian is fairly welcoming. Meanwhile, THE GOOD WIFE’s Julian Cain is also working at the firm as the Managing Partner.

Colin Morello. Colin is Amy’s coworker at the State Attorney’s office and he’s a rising star there, but don’t expect to see his face in the first two episodes.

Eli’s daughter Marisa also appears beginning in the second episode and she convinces Diane to hire her as her assistant at the new firm, at least temporarily. Always a go-getter, Marisa proves herself invaluable by helping gather plaintiffs for a new class action lawsuit that the firm is trying to start.

The first two episodes THE GOOD FIGHT will stream exclusively on CBS All Access beginning tonight (February 19) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. The pilot will also air tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

BILLIONS Teasers: The Fight Continues in Season 2….

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It’s been three weeks since Axe Capital was demolished at the end of BILLIONS’ first season and the employees are eager to get back to work. A lot of people’s lives have been bruised since the events of the first season and everyone is regrouping as season 2 begins. Below are some teasers about what’s to come in the season premiere for each of the characters and one new face.


Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Axe is a survivor, as he says in the video above. In season 2 Axe is getting paranoid and he doesn’t want anyone to pitch him any ideas without his new Chief of Staff around to make sure he’s covered legally. He’s determined to go against Chuck full-throttle, but some of his advisors insist he should enjoy his détente and not file a lawsuit, for example. So with some introspection, he comes up with a way to make Chuck gone for good and it involves digging through all of his old cases to find everyone he ever aggrieved. He’s also having Wendy watched and wants to get her back.


Chuck Rhoades. Chuck lost his wife, Wendy, in the battle against Axe in season 1 of BILLIONS, but it’s not going to stop him in his quest to take down Axe. Unfortunately, however, his scorched-earth approach was not effective in accomplishing his goals. Meanwhile, the Office of Professional Responsibility (specifically, an investigator named Oliver Dake) is looking into his recent conduct and he’s moving into the office for the duration of his investigation. But Chuck was warned about him coming and he insists to Oliver that he has nothing to hide, although it’s clear he’s always prided himself on being one step ahead. It’s during an impromptu chess game in a park that Chuck realizes he’s gone about things the wrong way and he’s determined to find a new method. Of course, thanks to Axe he might find that very difficult.


Lara Alexrod. Lara is the very loyal wife of Axe and the loss of her business in season 1 has caused her to go a little stir-crazy in season 2. When we first see her in season 2 she’s trying to take charge at her kids’ school to give herself something to do and assert her power. But until she can find a new way to help contribute to the marriage and get her own business going she’s going to find life a bit difficult.


Wendy Rhoades. Wendy turned out to be a pawn in the fight between Axe and Chuck and once she realized that she chose to leave her husband, Chuck. In season 2 she’s trying to bring her life back together and get her husband to accept their new reality. The two of them are both living part-time in the family home and switching off on nights to keep giving the kids some stability. In terms of a new job, Wendy is giving talks as a performance coach at a new fund and she is always equipped to put cocky bastards in their place. Another hedge fund manager wants to hire her, but she’s set up in her own office to take on individual clients and consultant jobs. Axe comes by to entice her to return to Axe Capital, but Wendy stands firm and refuses his office.


Taylor Mason. Taylor is a new employee at Axe Capital and they is a gender non-bindary individual. They are brilliant and catch Bobby’s eye. You’ll get a hint of what they are capable of in the season premiere, but they won’t really get a chance to shine until a bit later.


Mike “Wags” Wagner. Wags is Axe’s right-hand man and he’s loyal to a fault. Wags is snorting pills and getting himself ready to head back to work (a routine he goes through every morning). He helps explain a lot of new security measures for the fund’s building, which are all in place to ensure the events of season 1 won’t happen again. He’s also determined to drive Axe Capital’s employees to come up with a new, terrific idea that will make them all a lot of money. When there’s an indication that Wendy might not come back, Wags is the one who suggests they hire a new performance coach. He also starts chasing down Raya, a dating app for the wealthy, as a possible new opportunity.


Kate Sacker. Kate is an ambitious lawyer who works for Chuck and he’s teaching her how best to “play the game”. She and Connerty (her co-worker) had a little dalliance last year and tensions are still high between the two. When a high-profile job opens up in the office, she sets her sights on getting it. But can Chuck help her get that new position or will she turn on him as he faces a professional crisis?

Watch sneak peeks from the new season below and tune in for the season 2 premiere of BILLIONS tonight (February 19) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

 

On TV Tonight: Sunday February 19, 2017

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Tangled (Movie) To Tell the Truth
CBS The Good Fight NCIS: Los Angeles Elementary
FOX The Simpsons Son of Zorn Family Guy Bob’s Burgers
HBO Big Little Lies Girls/Crashing
NBC The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary
MISC Mercy Street (PBS)
The Missing (Starz)
NBA All-Star Game (TNT)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
Victoria (PBS)
Black Sails (Starz)
When Calls the Heart (Hallmark)
The Royals (E!)
SHO Homeland Billions

Weekend Static: TIMELESS, THE GOOD FIGHT, SILICON VALLEY & More!

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• RIP: Twin Peaks’ Warren Frost Dead at 91
• Cool Beans: Stephen King, J.J. Abrams Re-Team at Hulu for Castle Rock Series
• Timeless EPs Preview ‘Mind-Blowing’ Finale, Talk Show’s Renewal Odds
• Pilot Watch: Busy Philipps to Star in Tina Fey-Produced NBC Comedy ‘Sackett Sisters’
• Pilot Watch II: ‘Walking Dead’ Grad Michael Cudlitz to Star in ABC Drama ‘The Trustee’
• ‘The Good Fight’: Meet the New Faces on ‘The Good Wife’ Spinoff
• Music to Our Ears: Chris Colfer to Star in Sci-Fi TV Drama ‘Indigo’
• MARK IT PROUD PLUG: An interview with the author of “Georgia Peaches and other Forbidden Fruit”
• Silicon Valley: Season 4 Teaser Trailer
• Sad: Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax Under First Trump Budget
• Silver Lining? ‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’ Ratings Are Skyrocketing in the Trump Era

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Sneak Peek: You’re My Hero!! Really??

I just got used to seeing the evil Kai (Chris Wood) from THE VAMPIRE DIARIES struggling to become a good guy as SUPERGIRL’s Mon-El. Granted, it was not always easy as he plays a bad guy so frighteningly well. Just a couple of weeks ago, Supergirl was teaching him to change in an episode titled “We Can Be Heroes.”

Has that notion permeated its way through the TV universe and resurrected the late, lamented Kai and brought him back as a hero? Perhaps, but Kai has never been very trustworthy.

Wood, whose name was not in the press release for this week’s episode, “The Lies Will Catch Up to You,” referred to only as “an old enemy,” is the driving force in the photos and clips, I am guessing that his resurrection is one of the many returns in effect that marks the conclusion of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 8-year run, including Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood, Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert, David Anders as John Gilbert and Kayla Ewell as Vicky Donovan.

As the Mystic Fallers enter their 4 final episodes tonight, one can surmise that Kai’s return has something to do with reversing Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) sleeping curse. After all, he was the baddie who hexed her into the sleeping beauty state and tied her resurrection to Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) death.

Damon (Ian Somerhalder), none too happy about having to lose his BFF to get his long-lost-love back, no doubt has “alt plans” for the evil Gemini twin. When Kai returns from Hell, facilitated by Matt’s (Zach Roerig) ringing Hells’ Bell, Alaric (Matt Davis) is ready to send him right back. After all, Kai did kill his own twin sister at her and Alaric’s wedding.

While Alaric would be happy to return Kai to Cade (guest star Wolé Parks), Kai proposes an “alt solution.” The possibility of bringing Elena back to life without Bonnie dying is one that Damon embraces. Kai, wanting to stay on Earth and avoid the cellar, makes a deal with Damon, but can he be trusted?

As Alaric and Damon continue their plan to destroy Cade, Stefan (Paul Wesley) is held captive by a surprising acquaintance. Forced to confront a dark secret from his past, Caroline (Candice King) and Matt try to keep Stefan’s violent history from destroying him.

Cade, not to be outdone by some mere vampires, focuses his attention on Bonnie and digs deep into her mind.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES also stars Michael Malarkey (credit only). Guest stars include Kenny Barr, John D. Hickman, Maurice Johnson. Brent McGee, Lily Rose Mumford, Tierney Mumford and Michael David Yuhl. Tony Solomons directed the episode, which was written by Neil Reynolds.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES airs tonight (February 17) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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.