SHADES OF BLUE Renewed by NBC

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The new Jennifer Lopez cop series, SHADES OF BLUE, has been given a second season renewal by NBC today.

“We want to thank Jennifer, who is the hardest working woman we know, for her incredible efforts as both the star and producer of this show, as well as well as our other amazing producers and cast for all their tireless work in creating one of the most compelling dramas on television today,” said NBC’s entertainment president Jennifer Salke in a statement. “We’re so excited to find out where this story will lead and have them raise the stakes even higher in what we know will be a fantastic second season.”

SHADES OF BLUE airs on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

SUPERNATURAL Photos: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Winchesters

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SUPERNATURAL has tackled Valentine’s Day once in a major way back in season 5 with “My Bloody Valentine”, which saw the Winchesters fighting the horseman Famine and meeting a (naked) cupid. Dean made another joke to Sam that he should “be [his] valentine” again in season 6 in “Mannequin 3: The Reckoning”. Now, in season 11, we’ll see the Winchesters encountering the cursed holiday again (or, as Dean likes to call it, “Unattached Drifter Christmas”).

In the upcoming “Love Hurts” episode, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a series of murders occurring on Valentine’s Day and figure out that they’re dealing with an ancient curse. Apparently once someone is kissed by the curse, the person is marked to die. Is some ancient creature going around kissing people and marking them for death? Is this a really serious version of the Mafia’s “kiss of death”?!

Browse through photos below for the February 10 episode of SUPERNATURAL airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Watch a preview for the episode here.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH to Return in March on Fox

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Fox has announced that THE LAST MAN ON EARTH will return on March 8 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. In addition to the winter premiere of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, the animated series BORDERTOWN will move to its new time period on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“The winter premiere will pick up exactly where the show left off, with Mike Miller’s space capsule careening through the sky toward Earth, finally putting him on the same planet as his big brother, Phil/Tandy (Will Forte). Mike Miller (guest star Jason Sudeikis) thinks he is the last man on earth, but who knows what or whom he might encounter. As previously announced, Critics’ Choice Award winner and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Jacob Tremblay (THE ROOM) will appear as a young Phil/Tandy in an upcoming episode this spring.”

Before moving time periods on Sunday, March 6, BORDERTOWN returns with all-new episodes on Sunday, Feb. 14 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT) and Sunday, Feb. 21 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT).

THE ORIGINALS Sneak Peek: Will Elijah Make a Deal With the Enemy?

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Klaus will have his hands full with Cami after she chose to remain a vampire in last week’s episode of THE ORIGINALS. Has Klaus unleashed a monster with his insistence that she feed and fully make the transition? It appears that Cami is pushing Klaus’ buttons as Klaus tries to help her adjust to her new reality.

Meanwhile, Aya reaches out to Elijah to tell him about a mysterious weapon that can kill an Original for good. Elijah reluctantly agrees to partner with her when she insists that she can help him locate this weapon so that they can destroy it.

Finally, Davina returns and we see how alone and shunned she is by her fellow witches after being removed as Regent. She does, however, get approached by Aya and the Strix, who offer her the use of a group of witches they are allied with. And this alliance gives her the opportunity to reunite (in a sense) with Kol.

Don’t miss an all new episode of THE ORIGINALS tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

ARCHER Preview: Moving to Hollywood

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ARCHER left fans wondering what Sterling and the gang would be up to after they revived their spy organization and were promptly shut down a second time. The first preview for season 7 of ARCHER gave us a hint: they’re becoming private investgiators.

Now a second preview (below) shares that “the world’s greatest spy is about to become Hollywood’s biggest dick”.  Don’t worry, phrasing is definitely back, as you can tell from the promo and the logline for the new season.

ARCHER returns with an all new season on March 31 on FX.

MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN Documentary Coming to Netflix in March

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Netflix has announced the pick-up of MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN, an official selection of the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.

Lotje’s Sodderland’s incredible story of rehabilitation and recovery from a traumatic hemorrhagic stroke.

The film follows the story of Lotje Sodderland, who suffered a severe stroke back in 2011. MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN “is a personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of the human brain. Lotje finds herself starting again in an alien world, bereft of language and logic, fighting not to be defined by her limitations, rather the endless possibilities of life. This feature documentary takes us on a genre-twisting tale that is by turns excruciating and exquisite – from the devastating consequences of a first-time neurological experiment, through to the extraordinary revelations of her altered sensory perception.”

Executive producer David Lynch adds, “I am thrilled to join Lotje and Sophie in sharing My Beautiful Broken Brain with the world. The brain is truly fascinating and much in the way that our brains are able to achieve total coherence — finding enlightenment and fulfillment, you will surely be moved and inspired by this journey of self-rediscovery.”

MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN will premiere globally on Netflix on March 18.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Sneak Peek: Dare To Exercise Control

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There is “in control” and “out of control” and “why bother with control?”  Plus, there is the Type-A who constantly reaches for more control.

Tonight on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, the guy with “hero hair” is in control.  The (arguably) most heroic guy is out of control.  The guy who rarely exercises control may be wishing he could wrangle some control, and the Type-A continues to try to control the world.

Let’s start with Type-A…Caroline (Candice King).  As the birth of the twins grows closer, she has dragged Alaric (Matt Davis) to childcare classes and birthing classes and swamped him with parenting magazines.  She is very specific about what she will or will not do after the babies are born, but her tone of voice belies her involvement.

Carrying the babies around for nine months will not be the end of her relationship with them.  Those kids had better get used to “Auntie Caroline’s guidance” in their lives, especially when she discovers something upsetting about Alaric and his future plan for the twins.

Next, is “Mr. In Control”…Stefan.  With Damon fighting his way back to reality, Stefan does his best to hide his own inner demons to help his brother.

Side note:  Also in control is Stefan’s portrayer, Paul Wesley, who directed tonight’s episode, “Things We Lost in the Fire.”  The episode reportedly is filled with heavy effects, stunts and action, which is no easy feat for an actor pulling double-duty as a director.

Thirdly, there is the heroic Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig).  Yes, Stefan has the “hero hair,” but poor Matt lives in a town populated by vampires and witches and Heretics, oh my.  Any human who chooses to be sheriff and try to maintain order in a town controlled by supernatural evil must have the “hero gene,” whether or not he sports the hair.

That town-consuming evil is threatening Matt and Bonnie (Kat Graham) tonight.  Julian (guest star Todd Lasance) and his men decide to take over Mystic Falls, causing Matt to spiral out of control and straight into a lot of trouble with an officer named Penny (guest star Ana Nogueira).

And what of the guy who generally could care less about restraint?  Damon (Ian Somerhalder) may reconsider his usual lack of control and wish he were a little more practiced in self-discipline.

Giving in to his feelings may exacerbate the traumatic effects of being trapped in the Phoenix Stone.  Damon is suffering the residual horror of his experience in the stone.  (Is that Evan Gamble as Henry chasing Damon around in his hallucinations?)

Despite his emergence back into this world, his “life after Hell” is no picnic.

If post-Hell was not hard enough on Damon, Tyler Lockwood (guest star Michael Trevino) is back in town.  Will Damon be able to cope with post-Hell syndrome and the aroma of “dog smell” exuded by his werewolf-landlord/frenemy?

“Things We Lost in the Fire” was written by producer, Melinda Hsu Taylor.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. on The CW.

On TV Tonight: Friday February 5, 2016

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Last Man Standing Dr. Ken Shark Tank 20/20
CBS Undercover Boss Super Bowl’s Greatest Halftime Shows
CW The Vampire Diaries The Originals
FOX Sleepy Hollow Second Chance
NBC Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon/td>

Grimm Dateline NBC
Misc NAACP Image Awards (TV One) Love Thy Neighbor (OWN)
Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (Showtime)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

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

Netflix Renews ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK for Three More Seasons

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Netflix isn’t ready to escape the big house and has renewed ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK for three additional seasons. Season four of the series will premiere Friday, June 17 and additional seasons five, six and seven will premiere in future years. It was also announced that Jenji Kohan has committed to continue as ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s executive producer and showrunner for seasons five, six and seven.

“Jenji and her team have produced a phenomenal and impactful series that is both funny and dramatic, outrageous and heartfelt. Audiences around the world have come to love the ladies and men of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and we are eager to see where three more seasons will take them,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.

“Three more years! Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things. In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don’t live in those cultures,” said series creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan. “Here’s to keeping it interesting. Thanks Netflix! Both thanks and you’re welcome Lionsgate! And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers… with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show. Three more years! Three more years!”

THE 100 Recap: Of Death, Politics and War

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I am a fairly recent fan of THE 100, but one of the things that really hooked me into this show was just how complex the plot is. When I first started watching it, I thought it was going to be another teen show that would not catch my attention at all. Boy, was I wrong!

Tonight’s third installment of the new season, “Ye Who Enter Here”, took us deeper into the complex grounder world of politics. The people from the Ark are trying their hardest to avoid a war with the grounders, but it seems like the Ice Nation is adamant at having one. However, Lexa has managed to save Clarke for the time being and calls Abby and Kane to the summit – something like the Unity Day that they had back in the Ark – so they can negotiate a treaty.

Kane is not happy with the way Abby has been handling things, but especially because she has let people into Mount Weather, when she knew it could hurt this potential treaty. Once they reach the location where the summit is taking place, Abby sees that Kane is a natural in diplomatic missions and tells him that he is the one who should be the Chancellor, not her. He doesn’t accept and she says that they should at least have an election.

Meanwhile, Clarke wants nothing to do with Lexa, with good reason, and her line about how the Commander of the grounders betrayed them was spot on and flawlessly delivered by Eliza Taylor: “You have no honor. I had no choice.”

The Ice Nation Prince, still angry that Lexa betrayed him (the list of people she betrays just keeps on growing, right?), tells Clarke that he can help her escape, but only if she kills the Commander. He even gives her a knife and Clarke seems pretty set on doing this, but when the opportunity presents itself, she just can’t go through with it. So Lexa takes that chance to convince Clarke of how important it is for the sky crew and the Trikru to be allies, so they can keep the war against the Ice Nation at bay for as long as possible. And the way to do that is having the sky people join the coalition as the 13th clan.

With that information, Clarke is reunited with her mom and Kane and tells them what Lexa has just told her, effectively convincing them that this is the only way that they can survive. After all, we have all seen the size of the Ice Nation army and the Ark survivors don’t stand a chance. Clarke is still wary of Lexa, for obvious reasons, but she agrees to have her people join the coalition.

What she doesn’t know, however, is that Echo, that girl who was Bellamy’s cell mate last season, has found him and Octavia at Mount Weather and warned them that the summit was a trap and that they had to get their people out. Bellamy believes her – after all, she saved his life when they were prisioners – and takes his sister and Pike with him to warn the others and get Clarke back. He leaves Raven and Gina behind to work with Sinclair on getting the missiles to launch. Everything Echo tells them seems to be true, so they hurry to get there in time to save their people.

They make it just in time for the ceremony – even though they missed Clarke bowing to Lexa’s command – and tell everyone that the summit was a trap. When Kane asks him how he got that information, he looks back, but Echo is nowhere to be found. His so called friend had been just a diversion – a way for a member of the Ice Nation to infiltrate Mount Weather and destroy it. He stabs Gina to death (was I the only one who saw her as a red shirt from the moment she appeared on my screen as Bellamy’s supposed new love interest?) and activates a self destruction device inside Mount Weather. Gina manages to warn Raven and Sinclair of what happened before she died and both make it out of the mountain barely a minute before the whole thing collapses. But everyone inside dies.

Raven calls Bellamy on the radio and tells him what happened. Lexa immediately declares war and Kane and Abby decide to go back to Camp Arkadia to secure the premises. If they have just attacked Mount Weather, their camp could be next. Bellamy nearly begs Clarke to come back with them, but she decides to stay behind to make sure that Lexa won’t betray them again.

When everyone is gone and Clarke is finally alone with Lexa, she tells the commander that she does not trust her and if she betrays them again, the alliance is off. But then… then Lexa freaking bows before Clarke and pledges loyalty to her. This moment right here was so, so important and groundbreaking because the Commander does not bow to anyone and she has just done that to Wanheda. It was such a huge development and I don’t know what to expect anymore. I still don’t trust Lexa, though.

And then, when we think we could not be more shocked, we see Echo reaching her people and telling the Ice Queen that she has finally gotten her war and that she will get her prince back. With the help of Lt. Carl Emerson, a Mount Weather survivor.

Jesus, when I think this show can’t get any better, they pull something like this on us. Also, can we please talk about how amazing this cast is? Everyone brings their A game, but Eliza Taylor really is the shining star of this show. She is doing such a fantastic job with Clarke and her performance takes my breath away every episode.

Now that we are officially at war against the Ice Nation, let’s take a look at the promo for next week’s episode.

A new episode of THE 100 airs on February 11 at 9/8C on The CW.