On TV Tonight: Monday November 30, 2015

Superstore - Season Pilot

NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown A Charlie Brown Christmas The Greatest Holiday Baking Show
CBS Supergirl Scorpion (R) NCIS: LA (R)
CW Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Greatest Holiday Comercial Countdown
FOX Gotham Minority Report Fargo (FX)
NBC The Voice Superstore (Preview)
TNT Major Crimes (TNT) Legends (TNT)

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FLESH AND BONE: Damon Herriman Talks Romeo, the Show and Claire

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FLESH AND BONE is not for the faint of heart. It is a superb drama and it is heavy. In fact, one could say that it shows both the beauty and the ugliness of humanity. Living among the beautiful — but tortured — dancers of the American Ballet Company is Romeo, a mentally ill homeless man who is kind, but prone to flights of fancy. When Claire, ABC’s newest ingenue, moves in to the building that he keeps watch over, Romeo befriends her and tries to keep her safe.

Actor Damon Herriman portrays Romeo in a superb performance, making our hearts ache for this him. But what drew him to the show? He told us that “initially, the fact that it was written by Moira Walley-Beckett. She’d worked on BREAKING BAD for years and written some of its best episodes, so that made it exciting before I’d read a word. But then when I read the first couple of scripts, that’s when I really got excited. Especially about the role I was auditioning for. Romeo was such an incredibly layered character. And so different from anything I’d done before.”

But what is it about Romeo that drew Herriman to the role? Likely the same things that make him such an interesting character to the fans. “I like how sweet he is. How much he wants to serve others and do the right thing.” Did anything frustrate him about the character? “He didn’t frustrate me. Maybe because I was playing him so it makes it harder to have an external perspective like that. But I can imagine his obsessiveness could be frustrating to others.”

Fans have seen the rather special “friendship” that has developed between Romeo and Claire on FLESH AND BONE. While a lot of the building’s tenants may be quick to dismiss the homeless man in their midst, Claire seems to enjoy speaking with him. And he seems particularly drawn to her. Why is that? “I think Romeo’s main connection with Claire is that she reminds him of a character in the book he’s been writing. The book is part story inspired by past events; part prophecy about the future. And Romeo is convinced that Claire is the human incarnation of one of the main characters in his book. Plus she’s nice to him. Not everyone would bother to connect with someone like Romeo. But Claire does.”

Claire’s damage is also obvious to the viewers who are privy to her secrets, but Romeo seems particularly insightful. Just before she went on a dinner date with a company donor that was basically forced prostitution, Romeo handed her a pill “for the pain”. “It’s hard to know [how much about her life that he truly understands]. He certainly seems very perceptive. And in that moment when he gives her the pills, there’s no doubt he’s reading her reticence to head out. I think he’s also quite perceptive about the stuff going on between Claire and Bryan. He doesn’t know the specifics, but he does know something isn’t right.”

Herriman also has a new project coming up soon: “I shot a new HBO/Cinemax series this year called Quarry. It’s an amazing story set in 1972 Memphis, about a guy who comes back from Vietnam broke and broken. He gets involved with an underground group of contract killers, and I play one of those. It’s an awesome role and I got to work with an incredible group of people. I’m really excited about that one. Should be out sometime next year.”

FLESH AND BONE airs on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.

QUANTICO Sneak Peek: Interrogation


Alex is convinced that another bomb will soon surface on QUANTICO and that the attack at Grand Central Station was just a test run. But after sending Ryan to safety in the last episode, she decided to turn herself in. While there’s clearly more people who are starting to become doubtful about Alex’s role in the bombing, the FBI likely won’t play nice with her.

In fact, in a sneak peek from the upcoming episode, we see that Alex is being interrogated by a highly sophisticated FBI team. Meanwhile, don’t think that Ryan is safe quite yet, because his life still hangs in the balance.

In flashbacks to training this week, the NATS attend a class with guest speak Dr. Susan Langdon (played by guest star Anne Heche). Susan is a former agent and profiler who has the trainees review serial killer cases to find the one victim that doesn’t seem to fit the case. But Simon gets a little too good at finding things that don’t belong, leaving his life hanging in the balance as well.

Don’t miss an all new episode of QUANTICO on November 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

THE GOOD WIFE Sneak Peeks: The Appearance of Impropriety

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Jason and Alicia have been growing closer on THE GOOD WIFE and fans have been curious whether the pair will become more than professional any time soon. You know who else is curious? Ruth. Actually, she’s more “terrified” and “upset” than “curious”.

In this week’s episode, Ruth has convinced Alicia to film a few campaign ads when Jason stops by. He comes clean with Alicia that he’s been doing freelance work for Diane and Cary’s firm and she seems fine with that. But when Ruth spots the two of them looking “chummy”, she becomes worried. And instead of speaking to Alicia about it, she goes to Eli. Eli seems surprised at the implication that there’s sparks between Alicia and Jason and dismisses Ruth’s concern. But she’s adamant that even the appearance of an affair could harm Peter’s campaign and so Eli tells her that he’ll get to the bottom of the situation.

Meanwhile, Alicia and Lucca team up with Louis Canning to defend a website against an accusation of racial profiling, which brings chumhum back into the spotlight.

Don’t miss an all new episode of THE GOOD WIFE on November 29 at 9:30 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. PT on CBS.

On TV Tonight: Sunday November 29, 2015


NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Once Upon a Time Blood & Oil Quantico
CBS << 60 Minutes Madam Secretary The Good Wife CSI: Cyber >>
FOX The Simpsons (R) Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special Family Guy (R) The Last Man on Earth
NBC Football Night in America Sunday Night Football: Patriots at Broncos
MISC Soul Train Awards (BET) A Salute to Downton Abbey (PBS)
The Librarians (TNT)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
The Leftovers (HBO
The Royals (E!)
Agent X (TNT)
Getting On (HBO)
AMC The Walking Dead Into the Badlands
SHO Homeland The Affair

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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)

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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.