Q&A: Director Neil Marshall Talks CONSTANTINE

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Neil Marshall is the director behind Emmy nominated episodes of GAME OF THRONES, Soulmate a horror film written by his wife Axelle Carolyn, and now he is tackling the new Hellblazer inspired NBC show, CONSTANTINE. I caught up with the extremely talented director about working on GOT, what about CONSTANTINE stood out to him, and what we can look forward to in tonight’s premiere. [Read more...]

Review: USA’s BENCHED is the Perfect Coupe-ing Mechanism

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Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings,” “Scrubs”), one of America’s great unknown national treasures, stars in USA’s newest original comedy, “Benched,” premiering October 28. In it, Coupe portrays Nina Whitley, a former corporate attorney whose life is turned upside down after a heart-wrenching breakup. Following a nervous breakdown for the ages, she returns to world of law, now as a public defender.

Hilarity, dare I say, ensues. [Read more...]

Scoop: Reggie Lee Previews Tonight’s Fourth Season Premiere of GRIMM

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NBC’s thrilling fantasy drama GRIMM returns tonight and we pick up right where we left off last season. We will see what happens when Nick loses his grimm powers and what will happen at the not so joyous wedding. I caught up with GRIMM’s Sgt. Wu, Reggie Lee to talk about what he’s excited for the fans to see this season, the most surprising storyline, and what we can look forward to on tonight’s premiere. [Read more...]

Fall TV Preview: CONSTANTINE

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Starring: Matt Ryan (“Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior”), Lucy Griffiths (“True Blood”), Angélica Celaya, Charles Halford (“True Detective”) and Harold Perrineau (“Wedding Band”)

Genre: One-hour drama

Premiere Date: Friday, October 24, 10:00 p.m., NBC (Global in Canada)

Direct Competition: “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “20/20? (ABC)

Premise (in 140 characters or less): An expert in occultism teams with a young woman capable of second sight to stop demons. Yeah, whatever. [Read more...]

GREY’S ANATOMY Recap: “Bend and Break”

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CALZONA!!! This episode was all about Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) working out their issues and attending couples therapy. They were ordered to spend thirty days apart. (Living under the same house but unable to acknowledge the other person) In the beginning of the episode Callie was all for the therapy sessions and was willing to do anything to save her marriage, while Arizona wasn’t as enthusiastic.

During the thirty days apart Callie reached out to Arizona and they had to restart the process over again. During their time apart Arizona found comfort in April (Sarah Drew) having her over for dinner and to help her practice for an upcoming surgery, while Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Callie got drunk and sort of split a burger. [Read more...]

For Canadian Eyes Only: shomi Announces New Content Deals with Warner Bros International Television

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Press Release: shomi™ just scored even more incredible content for its customers, inking deals with Warner Bros. International Distribution for both new and library series, as well as big feature films.

In the mood for some snappy one liners served up by the sarcastic waitresses in mustard-coloured uniforms. Check. How about some post-apocalyptic alien action? All over it. shomi has you covered. Starting this November, shomi, Canada’s premier subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, becomes the exclusive streaming home to some of the hottest shows on television including 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, Shameless, and Falling Skies. shomi also becomes the exclusive Canadian premiere home of the new Rob Thomas series, iZombie. And good news for those lucky fans of the Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, shomi will have all past seasons and will stream new episodes after its television premiere.

The deal provides shomi users with second window access to timeless fan favourites that are gone, but not forgotten, as well as some fave animated titles for the kidlets, including: [Read more...]

Morning Static: ABC, CSI, FOX & More!

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• The Business of Show: ‘Black-ish’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Castle’, ‘The Goldbergs’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘Once Upon A Time’ & Others Get Extra Episodes At ABC
• Paging Red-Headed Actors! Archie Comics Drama Series ‘Riverdale’ Set At Fox With Greg Berlanti Producing
• Pilot Scoop: ABC Eyes Marc Cherry’s Modern Phantom of the Opera Drama
• EMPIRE News: Courtney Love cast in upcoming Fox drama.
• Shame on THR! Oscar Producers Blast Trade Story That Called Neil Patrick Harris An “Also-Ran” And Not First Choice To Host
• Funny Business: CBS’ ‘Late Late Show’ with James Corden To Debut March 9 From L.A.
• Is This the End? CBS Trims CSI’s Season 15 Order.
• Smart Money: Why AMC and the BBC are getting together
• Straw That Breaks the Camels Back? ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Future in Doubt Following TMZ Report
• Stocking Stuffer Alert: Amazon is selling FRIENDS THE COMPLETE SERIES on Blu-ray for 58% off!

On TV Tonight: Friday October 24, 2014

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Last Man Standing Cristela Shark Tank 20/20
CBS The Amazing Race 25 Hawaii Five-0 Blue Bloods
CW Jane the Virgin (R) America’s Next Top Model
FOX World Series Game 3: Royals at Giants
NBC Dateline NBC Grimm Constantine
Misc Alpha House (Amazon, Streaming) Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Amelia’s Anatomy: PRIVATE PRACTICE’s Caterina Scorsone Dishes on Her Recent Transfer to GREY’S ANATOMY, Previews Tonight’s Tense Callie and Arizona Centric Episode

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Those who watched the GREY’S ANATOMY spin-off PRIVATE PRACTICE will agree with me when I argue that Amelia Shepherd is one of the most important characters on television right now. Her presence is crucial not only on GREY’S ANATOMY but on television in general.

Caterina Scorsone approaches the role with grit and enough angst to make the teens on MY SO-CALLED LIFE seem enthusiastic. Amelia’s tough and closed off, but she’s also exceedingly warm and overbearingly compassionate. She loves ferociously and is such a magnificent surgeon.

We’ve seen Caterina rise time after time above her addictions. Any other show would have killed her off already or would have made her stay clean. Amelia has relapsed and cleaned herself up numerous times, but she won’t give up on herself and neither will her audience.

Most shows on network television have failed to accurately represent the constant struggle that recovering alcoholics and drug addicts go through day by day. Shonda (Rhimes) never held anything back with Amelia, what you saw was what you got, that’s one example why Rhimes’ characters are so necessary in today’s media.

This season she is shaking things up at Grey Sloan Memorial as a new addition to the neuro department and slowly becoming the surgeon to beat, giving even her brother a run for his money. I spoke with the gifted actress about Amelia’s relationships, Callie and Arizona, and what we can look forward to on tonight’s episode. [Read more...]

The Big Tease: Netflix Unveils New Series BLOODLINE Starring Kyle Chandler

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If you loved DAMANGES and/or FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS as much as we here at theTVaddict.com did, you’re probably going to want to mark your calendar. Why? Netflix just announced that its newest original series, BLOODLINE, will premiere in all territories in March 2015. Set in the Florida Keys, Bloodline centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.

Created and executive produced by the brinas behind DAMANGES (Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler), the series stars: Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”), Ben Mendelsohn (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Linda Cardellini (“Mad Men”), Sam Shepard (“The Right Stuff”), Sissy Spacek (“Carrie”), Norbert Leo Butz (“Dan in Real Life”), Jamie McShane (“Sons of Anarchy”), Jacinda Barrett (“Suits”) and Enrique Murciano (“Without a Trace”).