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.

SUPERNATURAL Recap: Princes, Lances and Liars

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This week’s SUPERNATURAL, a nod to the Tarantino style of films, begins with Mr. Ketch, asking someone to tell him a story. Then it’s 5:20 p.m. and Dean is flirting with a waitress while sitting at a restaurant with Sam, Mary, Cas and a hunter named Wally. The waitress, however, is into Cas and soon Mary directs the conversation into something more pressing — Wally called the others to help him with a demon problem. While Mary assures Wally that everything will be fine we launch right into the next scene, where Cas is bleeding out and being carried by Mary, Wally is soon dead and the brothers are fighting some demons.

The episode, which jumps around (so bear with me), flashes back to earlier, when the brothers first meet up with Wally, Mary and Cas. Then we’re back at the restaurant where they are finally going over the plan. Later, Cas is keeping watch outside the house, while the others are setting traps inside. Cas pops inside for a moment and Mary gets a call from Wally that the demon is returning early. Everyone inside the house is anxiously waiting for the whistling demon to enter and Dean immediately puts a bullet into him. But it has little effect. Sam goes after him next, but the demon pulls Ruby’s blade out of him with little effort. Cas is his next victim and then the demon goes after Mary with weird glowing eyes. The group is soon separated as more demons approach and the brothers join Wally in fighting them, while Cas is crawling away from the original demon.

Then we’re back at Wally’s death, while Cas gets stabbed in the side with a spear. Mary temporarily saves him and brings him to a nearby barn, but he’s in bad shape. And she tells the boys as much when she calls them with her location.

It’s 9:05 p.m. now and the brothers reunite with their mother and tell her of Wally’s death. Mary wants to know if her boys saw the demon’s yellow eyes and Sam wonders what she got them into.

At 10:07 a.m. we see Mary sitting in a car with Wally while spying on a demon and we learn that she recruited Wally as a cover — she wanted to tell her boys they were called to help Wally, not her. And she’s praising the British Men of Letters, telling Wally about all the monsters they’ve killed together since they recruited her.

It’s 8:23 p.m. and the group is first pulling up to the house, prepping for the battle that will come later. And we learn that Mary covertly went into the basement soon after. Behind a painting she finds a safe and inside she finds a magical glowing box. She takes something out of it and then closes up the safe and heads back upstairs.

Then we’re at 9:03 p.m. and Mary is texting her BMOL contact, who is telling her to split because they had bad intel. Cas is groaning in pain, while weird black veins are spreading all over him. He thinks he’s dying, but Dean says he just needs some time to heal.

Enter Crowley: “You idiots, you’re all going to die”.

Sam correctly guesses that the demons were friends of Crowley. “Do you know what you’ve done? Does the name Ramiel mean anything to you?” It doesn’t to the humans in the room, but Castiel knows Ramiel as the “Prince of Hell”. Cas insists the princes are all dead and Crowley explains that was just a story. Apparently the Princes of Hell are the first demons turned after Lilith. In fact, they have Azazel’s yellow eyes.

We’re back to six years ago now and we see the demon we now know as Ramiel meeting Crowley for the first time. He’s introducing himself as King of the Crossroads who has been sent by Hell and he comes bearing gifts: the lance of Michael, the archangel. This is the same lance/spear that later stabs Cas. The second gift is the same thing we later saw in the glowing box (although we still don’t know what it is). And his third gift? The Throne of Hell. Back then Lilith and Azazel were dead and Lucifer was back in his cage, so Crowley offers up the crown. But Ramiel suggests that Crowley take it instead. “You seem ambitious enough, conniving enough, slimy enough. So take it. Go for the glory, kid,” Ramiel says to Crowley. Ramiel’s only request is that Crowley will ensure that no one ever bothers a Prince of Hell again.

In the present, Crowley explains that the lance is what got Cas and he’s sure to rot away. The brothers suggest they trap Ramiel to find a cure for this, but Crowley doesn’t think they have enough time. He splits soon after.

It’s 9:07 p.m. and the Winchesters are prepping for Ramiel’s arrival (he helpfully whistles so they can hear him). Crowley wants to ensure Ramiel doesn’t go into the barn, but Ramiel throws him through the barn door instead.

It’s earlier again, back when Crowley first left the barn. Cas is telling the brothers that they’ve helped changed him and that they’re his family. “I love you. I love all of you,” he says. “Just please, please don’t make my last moments be spent watching you die. Just run. Save yourselves. And I will hold Ramiel off as long as I can.” But the Winchesters refuse to leave, so now we have Ramiel trapped in a ring of holy fire. Sam and Dean are demanding a cure, but Ramiel says one doesn’t exist. He also demands what they stole from him, but Dean says they doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Then Ramiel has Michael’s lance and he starts fighting the Winchesters. Sam manages to stab and kill him as black goo starts coming out of Cas’ mouth. Crowley picks up the lance and then….Cas is healed. “Magic’s in the craftsmanship,” Crowleys says, remembering what Ramiel said when he first received the lance.

Cas is now healed and they all dismiss what Ramiel said about someone stealing from him. The group heads home.

But there’s one last thing: we’re back with Mr. Ketch, who is actually listening to Mary recount what happened. She’s upset about them sending her after a Prince of Hell and she says she’ll burn everything down if they try to fool her like that again.

“Is that a threat?” he asks. “It’s a promise,” she replies.

He apologizes for them making a mistake and her anger dissipates. “Can I see it?” he asks of what she took. She pulls it out of her pocket and hands over what she took from the safe.

What is it?

The Colt!

And Crowley is now desperately trying to find the gun. Someone inside a cell is taunting him, telling him the brothers don’t care about him. “They kill your kind, it’s in their blood. You know it’s only a matter of time until they come for you.”

“Shut your mouth, you dog,” Crowley says.

“That’s not my name”,” says the red eyed creature (a.k.a. Lucifer).

Watch a preview below for the February 23 episode of SUPERNATURAL airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

The CW Teasers: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Series Finale, Hellhounds on SUPERNATURAL and More

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What’s coming to The CW the week of March 6? It’s the end of the VAMPIRE DIARIES and before the series finale the network will be airing a retrospective. Meanwhile, hellhounds reappear on SUPERNATURAL, Snapper Carr interviews Supergirl and Savitar appears again on THE FLASH.

Monday, March 6

SUPERGIRL 2.15 “Exodus”: As Alex (Chyler Leigh) searches for Jeremiah (guest star Dean Cain) and Kara (Melissa Benoist) investigates a series of alien kidnappings, the sisters realize they must break the rules to foil a new Cadmus plot. In an effort to get Snapper Carr (guest star Ian Gomez) to run a story that would help her stop Cadmus, Kara agrees to set up an interview between Snapper and Supergirl. Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Paula Yoo & Eric Carrasco.

Tuesday, March 7

THE FLASH 3.15 “The Wrath of Savitar”: While training with Barry (Grant Gustin), Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) starts to have visions of Savitar, which he hides from the team. A dangerous secret threatens Barry and Iris’ (Candice Patton) happiness. Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg & Andrew Wilder.

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW 2.13 “Land of the Lost”: After capturing Rip (Arthur Darvill), he forces the Waverider to crash, leaving the Legends stuck seventy million years in the past. Ray (Brandon Routh) leads Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Nate (Nick Zano) to recover a vital piece of the ship. In an effort to get the “good” Rip back, Rory (Dominic Purcell) suggests they enter Rip’s mind, but what Sara (Caity Lotz) and Jax (Franz Drameh) discover in his subconscious is not pleasant and they must fight evil versions of themselves. Meanwhile, Nate and Amaya continue to get closer, but it could cause serious ramifications. Victor Garber also stars. Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Ray Utarnaachitt.

Thursday, March 9

SUPERNATURAL 12.15 “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell”: An attack by an invisible hellhound at a campsite leads Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) to investigate the mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, two of Crowley’s (Mark A. Sheppard) own personal demons uncover what he has been hiding. Castiel (Misha Collins) gets a lead on Kelly Kline. Directed by Nina Lopez-Corrado, the episode was written by Davy Perez.

RIVERDALE 1.07 “Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place”: When a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed, new rumors begin to swirl as to who was really behind Jason’s murder. Tensions build when Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) father returns to the fray and it’s revealed that he and Fred (Luke Perry) have some unresolved issues between them. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) takes matters into her own hands after her fight with Hermione (Marisol Nichols). Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) approaches Betty (Lili Reinhart) with an unexpected proposal that leaves Betty torn. KJ Apa and Madchen Amick also star. Allison Anders directed the episode written by Aaron Allen.

Friday, March 10

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours”: After eight amazing seasons, The Vampire Diaries is coming to a dramatic and epic end. This one-hour retrospective features interviews with past and present cast members and guest stars, a conversation with the executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, behind-the-scenes footage from the final season and special moments from the past eight years.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 8.16 “I Was Feeling Epic” (Series Finale): With the fate of Mystic Falls at stake, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) must fight their greatest enemy for one last battle. Julie Plec directed the episode written by Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson.