ONCE UPON A TIME Sneak Peek: A Second Dark One

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On the special two-hour episode of ONCE UPON A TIME fans finally learned the truth of what happened in Camelot: Hook had died and, in order to save him, Emma made him a Dark One like herself. Now she’s on a mission to save them both and eliminate magic. But now that Hook knows the truth, the situation is going to become even more dangerous.

We’ll be getting more flashbacks to Camelot and we’ll see Hook’s rebirth as the Dark One. Much like with Emma, Rumplestiltskin will appear in his head as his “Dark One Guide” and he’ll be reigniting Hook’s desire for revenge against Rumple/Mr. Gold. Hook and Emma will be disagreeing about how to proceed with this unexpected turn of events, revealing the final pieces of the puzzle about what happened in Camelot and finally catching up to the present. We’ll also witness a confrontation between the forces of light and dark.

Meanwhile, in Storybrooke, Hook goes after Gold to settle their old feud, while Emma’s love for Hook is put to the ultimate test as she tries to convince him to turn away from Darkness. And she, Regina, Mary Margaret and David will go on a new mission when an unexpected evil is released.

Don’t miss an all new episode of ONCE UPON A TIME on November 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

BLOOD & OIL Sneak Peeks: A Party and an Investigation

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Briggs Oil is celebrating its 30th anniversary on this week’s BLOOD & OIL. But the federal investigation into Hap’s business dealings and his company will also be intensifying. Still, the party must go on!

Hap is convinced that there’s an informant in his midst, so he clamps down on security. But this has the inadvertent side effect of nearly exposing Wick as the source of the leak. All of this leads Wick to recruit an unlikely accomplice to help him bring down his father. And from the looks of one of the clips below, that accomplice may be Jules. She’s coming to realize that Hap played them both and apologizes for the way she treated Wick.

Meanwhile, Annie has decided to set up shop in town with Billy, her new partner. But he’s going to find himself increasingly more preoccupied by Gary Laframoise, who has the potential to expose Billy’s lies.

Don’t miss an all new episode of BLOOD & OIL on November 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

MADAM SECRETARY Sneak Peeks: Making a Big Move

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Tensions between Russia and the United States have dominated the first several episodes of MADAM SECRETARY‘s second season. With the rise of Maria Ostroff and the cyber attack on Air Force One, the U.S. decided enough is enough and made their own move against Russia by taking out the power in Moscow in the last episode.

But what’s to come? A big speech, for one thing. As Elizabeth tells her staffers, she needs to make a speech before the United Nations that will convince everyone that the U.S. is prepared to go to war to contain Russian aggression. But whether they’re actually prepared to follow through is another story, particularly since starting a war with Russia could be costly. Instead, Elizabeth is desperately hoping the speech will be enough.

Meanwhile, the secrets between Henry and Elizabeth is making things tense between them. Elizabeth is particularly concerned because the last time she divulged secrets to him they were nearly sent to prison. But just as Elizabeth is prepared to make her big speech, Henry tells her something that may change her mind about Russia.

Don’t miss an all new episode of MADAM SECRETARY on November 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT on CBS.

On TV Tonight: Friday November 27, 2015


NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town Shark Tank (R) 20/20
CBS The Amazing Race 27 Hawaii Five-0 (R) Blue Bloods (R)
CW Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special Merry Madagascar
FOX MasterChef Junior World’s Funniest Fails
NBC National Dog Show Dateline NBC
Misc The Knick (Cinemax)
Satisfaction (USA)

Z Nation (Syfy)

Orange denotes what the TV Addict is watching and/or recording tonight!

ELEMENTARY Sneak Peeks: The Tables Are Turned


ELEMENTARY fans in the U.S. are celebrating Thanksgiving, but they’ll also have a chance to sit down to a new episode tonight.

The tables will be turned on Joan Watson this week when she’s investigated by an NYPD detective. She denies committing any crimes, but Sherlock is concerned that this investigation could threaten their position with the police force again.

Meanwhile, the duo team up to investigate the murder of a fertility lab technician, but during the course of their investigation they discover that the victim had a secret personal life that actually leads them to multiple suspects.

Don’t miss an all new episode of ELEMENTARY on November 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

SCANDAL! NETFLIX! SUPER HEROES! What Team TV Addict was Thankful For in 2015


Daniel The TV Addict
• Is thankful of the proliferation of online streaming services. Be it Netflix and Hulu to Canadian counterparts CraveTV and Shomi, TV Addicts such as ourselves have never had it so good!

• Is thankful for genetically blessed talent that is Greg Berlanti. From dysfunctional family dramas (EVERWOOD! JACK & BOBBY!) to super series after super series (THE FLASH! ARROW! SUPERGIRL!), this man just gets me.

• Is thankful for comedy. While hour-long-dramas often get the brunt of the attention as a result of their amazing action or dense mythology. Nothing puts a smile on our face after a long week — often littered with sensless tragedies across the globe — like a few minutes spent with the familiar faces of MOM, Stephen Colbert, Tim Allen (LAST MAN STANDING), the Griffin Family (FAMILY GUY), the Dunphy-Pritchett clan (MODERN FAMILY), THE GOLDBERGS, Josh Thomas (Pivot’s PLEASE LIKE ME), to name a few.

• Is thankful of the proliferation of online streaming services. Yes again. And why shouldn’t I be? After-all, not only has the increased competition afforded more jobs for talented writers, actors, producers and behind-the-scenes creative types, but has done the unthinkable: Allowed for reboots and re-imaginations of shows we thought were long dead and buried. Ie. GILMORE GIRLS, THE X FILES and STAR TREK. Speaking of which…

• Is thankful that after far too long a hiatus, fans are finally going to get a new episodic STAR TREK. Thank you Les Moonves and CBS. Please don’t screw this up. #livelongandprosper

• Is thankful for AMC’s INTO THE BADLANDS. True, we’re only two episodes in, but daaaaaamn has any show started on such a thrilling note since the early days of LOST? Talk about bloody well done. Emphasis on the bloody!

• Is thankful for THE GOOD WIFE, which like a fine wine (or George Clooney), continues to get better with age.

• Is thankful for Twitter! Whether it’s providing us with a pipeline to television news and headlines as they happen, or acting as the ultimate running commentary while we’re watching our favorites, twitter has become so much more than the social media fad du jour, but rather, an invaluable viewing partner for any TV Addict.

• Is thankful for theTVaddict.com’s roster of contributors both new and old. Thus, without any further adieu, let’s hear what they’re thankful for…

• Thankful that the industry is embracing the digital world and non-traditional producers like Netflix or Hulu, thereby exposing fans to some great new shows and new ways to watch

• Thankful that networks are giving shows more of a chance before pulling the plug. It used to be dangerous to get attached to a pilot in case it got cancelled quickly (RIP LONESTAR), but now networks are giving shows more time to prove themselves or allowing shortened first seasons instead of giving them the axe after a few weeks

• Thankful that we get a chance to see some shows resurrected. The practice doesn’t always work, but seeing something like THE X-FILES back in action is awesome, especially when the premiere episode was so good (seriously, you don’t want to miss it!)


Jessenika Colon
• I’m thankful to the ARROW production team for selecting Matt Ryan to reprise his role as Constantine. He did a fantastic job and I hope to see him return to the series soon!

• I’m thankful to the writers of GOTHAM for making season two so dark, twisted, and bloody.

• I’m thankful to Marvel for JESSICA JONES. It’s so excellently written, a great example of feminism, and has an excellent cast!

Alan Eggleston
• Thankful for JJ Abrams who brought us LOST! and FRINGE and a host of imaginative new talent that he unleashed on television that even to this day make TV more interesting and fun to watch.

• Thankful for a host of new dramas on broadcast television recently like THE BLACKLIST, BLINDSPOT, LIMITLESS, QUANTICO, and THE PLAYER that have brought us intriguing new characters in challenging new situations that surprise and entertains us like never before.

• Thankful for fourteen seasons of MYTHBUSTERS and cable/satellite channels that provide an avenue for broadcast of science and speculative-interest programs for viewers who enjoy a technology and science turn.


Luciana Mangas
• Thankful for the influx of strong female characters as leads of great TV dramas in the past decade, such as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), Felicity Smoak (ARROW), Sarah, Alison, Helena, Cosima, Rachel and all the clones (ORPHAN BLACK), Olivia Dunham (FRINGE), Clarke Griffin (THE 100), Kate Beckett (CASTLE) and so many other great women, who have graced our TV screens every week and provided excellent role models (for the most part) for young women out there.

• Thankful for so many new quality dramas – both from non-traditional producers like Netflix and major networks – in the past couple of years like THE FLASH, THE 100, BLINDSPOT, QUANTICO and JESSICA JONES, just to mention a few.

• Thankful for this amazing bridge that social media has become between the audience and the TV shows’ cast and crew, breaking that invisible wall that seemed to exist between them. It brings fans closer to the people they admire and helps to build a two-way street when it comes to TV experience.

Brianna Martinez
• Thankful to the DAREDEVIL coordinator and director that choreographed and shot perhaps the best one shot fight scene I’ve seen and the Netflix/Marvel team for bringing both Daredevil and Jessica Jones to “TV.”

• Thankful that ARROW has given us original Team Arrow interspersed with the expanded team, Diggle’s story this season, an awesomely creepy big bad in Damien Darhk, Curtis Holt’s introduction, Felicity’s reign as CEO (and emotional moments with her mother), and thankful for the way they’ve handled a more well-balanced Oliver. Basically, thankful season four has turned out the way it has so far.


Victoria Nelli
• Thankful to the executive that green-lighted CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND. That adorable, weird, little show has completely hooked me. Also, where had Rachel Bloom been? She is too hilarious and wonderful not to be on our TV screens every week!

• Thankful to the writer’s of SCANDAL for keeping the pace this season. With such a jaw dropping and twist filled season last year people were expecting it to take a slower turn this season, it’s done the complete opposite. I never knew I wanted to see Liv come clean about her and Fitz until it happened. The winter finale proved that this show is by no means slowing down.

• Thankful that Amazon FINALLY released a trailer for the second season of TRANSPARENT. No series displayed more truth and raw emotion this year that TRANSPARENT and it was so exciting and long overdue to finally see how our favorite family is doing. December 11th cannot come fast enough!

Melissa Smith
• Thankful for the crews that make television a joy to watch and hear. The “sound geniuses” on ARROW and SUPERNATURAL headed by Michael E. Lawshé create a weekly soundscape worthy of a $200MM feature film. The stunt crew on ARROW makes the fight choreography look like the Bolshoi Ballet. The camera crew, editors and visual effects folks on PERSON OF INTEREST, THE ORIGINALS and NCIS: LOS ANGELES use every technique from slight nuance to huge explosions to create a weekly visceral smorgasbord. The sum of its parts, a television show is as good as the crew, and the result is on the screen

• Thankful for casting directors who think outside the box who give us the adorable-yet-creepy children on SUPERNATURAL to the not-a-pretty-boy-but-wow-can-he-act approach on many shows, today’s casting directors realize that it is talent, not beauty, that delivers phenomenal performances

• Thankful for this new “Golden Age of Television.” No longer is there a stigma for the best talent in the industry to work in television. The first Golden Age aired shows like PLAYHOUSE 90 and PHILCO TELEVISION PLAYHOUSE featuring the talents of incredible directors like Arthur Penn, George Roy Hill, John Frankenheimer and Sidney Lumet, writers including Rod Serling, Paddy Chayefsky, Don Mankiewicz and Horton Foote, and acting luminaries ranging from Lillian Gish and Grace Kelly to Steve McQueen and Cliff Robertson. The same quality, arguably, can be found on television today

On TV Tonight: Thursday November 26

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC The Muppets (R) Fresh Off the Boat (R) The Middle (R) The Goldbergs (R) Last Man Standing (R) Dr. Ken (R)
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) Life in Pieces Mom 2 Broke Girls Elementary
CW The Vampire Diaries The Originals
FOX Bones Sleepy Hollow
NBC Football Night in America Sunday Night Football: Bears at Packers
MISC Friends Marathon (TBS)
Broadway at the White House (TLC)
Thanksgiving With Your ‘Godfather’ (AMC) Haven (Syfy)
Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street (truTV)

Orange denotes what the TV Addict is watching and/or recording tonight!

Does Moving THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS Signal a Farewell to Fangs?

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The CW recently announced its midseason schedule, and one of the most notable changes coming in 2016 is moving Thursday night mainstay THE VAMPIRE DIARIES along with spinoff THE ORIGINALS to Friday nights beginning in January. Being moved to a Friday night is often viewed as the death knell for a series — one step away from cancellation — but does this mean that the TV tide is turning and viewers are less passionate about series with a supernatural slant? Let’s examine the state of the supernatural union and determine whether or not we’re looking at the last days of vampires, fae, werewolves, demons and other fantastical creatures on TV.

Do Friday Night Slots Mean Certain Death for a TV Show?
Now, there’s no saying that a move to Fridays has to be the end of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and/or THE ORIGINALS. The CW could establish a solid night on Fridays with these two shows for those dedicated fans that still watch it live. The main problem is competition from similar shows also on Friday nights. NBC’s GRIMM has been a Friday night niche success, but now FOX is moving SLEEPY HOLLOW to Fridays as well. My main concern is that there may be too much overlap between fandoms of these four series, which means casualties are a possibility. The last time a supernatural series that I loved moved to Friday didn’t go so well, i.e. when NBC paired CONSTANTINE with GRIMM during the 2014/2015 season.

Are Superheroes the New Vampires?
Superhero-centric shows are everywhere, and The CW is adding a third to its lineup in January with DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. In fact, it’s taking the Thursday night spot previously dominated by THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Although it feels like superhero series are everywhere right now, SUPERNATURAL continues to be a force to be reckoned with on The CW. More episodes of IZOMBIE have been ordered for Season 2. Also, to go back to CONSTANTINE for a moment, the ARROW Season 4 episode that featured the beloved master of the dark arts resulted in a ratings surge. It may just be vampire fatigue at the moment, but there’s still a demand for fantasy and horror, with AMERICAN HORROR STORY landing a sixth season and ASH VS EVIL DEAD getting a second season are any indication. Superheroes haven’t completely taken over the TV landscape.

Is More Traditional Sci-fi Coming Back to the Forefront?
THE 100, also airing on The CW, has been one of the most compelling sci-fi series on TV, with comparisons to epic series like LOST and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. This is the series taking over THE ORIGINALS’ Thursday night slot in January. For a while, even Syfy — the network that was once the leader in sci-fi programming — had more shows of the supernatural ilk than spaceships, time travel and robots. 12 MONKEYS marked a return to more sci-fi heavy programming, and it’s back with its sophomore season in 2016. KILLJOYS and DARK MATTER are also back in production for a second season. Upcoming new series include potential sci-fi powerhouses THE EXPANSE and CHILDHOOD’S END. Does this mean Syfy is abandoning fantasy/horror programming? Not a bit. THE MAGICIANS joins the Syfy lineup in January, and BITTEN returns for its third season. Plus, new series WYNONNA EARP is currently in production, and a female-led VAN HELSING has been acquired. While it may look like the end of an era, there’s still a heavy presence of the fantastical.

It’s easy to conclude that moving THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS to Fridays means they won’t be getting another season. With all of the options available to fans of fantasy/horror series, and fierce competition on Friday nights for this audience, it could be the greatest challenge these two series face. On the flipside, viewers have more tools at their disposal — DVRs, time shifting, and online viewing, to name a few — so live viewing is slowly becoming less of a factor. Networks are even starting to drop “live plus same day ratings,” focusing more on combined overall numbers. The instinct may be to cue up the funeral march, but Friday night doesn’t necessarily spell the end. Don’t put a stake in them yet.

If anything, viewers are becoming more sophisticated and selective with all of the options available, so if THE VAMPIRE DIARIES or THE ORIGINALS happens to die, it may not be due to a move to the Friday “death slot.” It’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out in the current TV landscape, and could just be victims of too much on TV. Horror and fantasy are thriving alongside the superheroes and the sci-fi … there just may be fewer familiar fangs in the long run.

CHICAGO FIRE Recap: The Armor of Politics

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This week’s episode of CHICAGO FIRE set up the winter finale well, revealing more about Patterson’s relationship with the squad and bringing Boyden’s problems with his neighbor to a head.

Let’s start with Boyden. After being taken into questioning on reports that he broke into his neighbor’s house and beat her up (all false, by the way), he is finally allowed to leave when Chicago PD regular Hank Voight steps in to help. Coming back to the precinct, he gets some help from the guys, which includes a high-powered defense attorney whom Boyden meets with to discuss the case. To make matters worse, it appears that everyone is under the impression that Chief Riddle is the one behind the set-up, so when Riddle comes to tell Boyden he can’t go to the Gala that night it doesn’t sit well. In fact, Boyden shows up at the Gala, and with the threat of thirty years in jail hanging over his head, confronts Riddle in a very public and aggressive manor. The firehouse calms him down and they all share a drink with him in a show of solidarity.

The next big piece of drama was with Patterson and Severide. While Kelley is on leave, his dad comes down for a visit and gives a little lesson on old-school firefighter politics. The elder Severide says that if Kelley wants Patterson off his back he has to find something on Patterson that will ensure his transfer. Later on, Papa Severide does just that, and finds old juvenile records that show Patterson was not such a good kid. But, after a brief moral debate with himself, Kelley decides not to act on the information and instead hands the damning evidence back to Patterson, and doesn’t even want anything in exchange for his silence. As Severide says, he just wants to remind Patterson they can interact “as human beings.”

In addition to this, Cruz also had a bit of a personal problem. Not only did Otis ask out his ex, Brett, to the Gala, but the young man Cruz has been trying to get out of the gang life has been acting up. First, the kid brings a gun into the Firehouse, and then when Crux goes to talk to him about it, the boy is belligerent and obstinate to the point of violence. Just when all seems lost, the boy comes in with an apology and they plan a way that he can get out of the gang’s clutches before he gets himself killed.

Speaking of killed, the case this week was a harrowing one. The first call found a man catapulted through a window, but luckily the crew was able to stabilize him and get him to the hospital on time. The next one was a bit more tricky. A man was found on the roof of a building with a wire wrapped around his chest, constricting air, while the other end of the wire held a man dangling over the edge, about 30 feet above the ground. Springing into action, Severide uses his two fellow firefighters as anchors and lowers himself to the quasi cirque-de-solei performer. While Brett and Chile work to save the strangled man, Severide has several close calls when his two anchors slip and he and the man he’s trying to save almost go free-falling. But luckily the ladder makes it in time and everyone comes out fine.

Let’s hope this happy ending can be applied to Patterson and Boyden as we move toward the winter finale. Don’t miss an all new CHICAGO FIRE on November 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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