Scoop: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Leah Pipes and Charles Michael Davis Talk THE ORIGINALS Season 2

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Can’t wait to sink your teeth into THE ORIGINALS’ second season premiere this October 6? Neither can we here at theTVaddict.com. Which is why we thought you might enjoy some San Diego Comic Con shot video with the show’s easy-on-the-eyes stars. See what Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Leah Pipes and Charles Michael Davis had to say for themselves, after the jump. [Read more...]

SDCC Scoop: Mira Sorvino, John Simm and James Frain Talk INTRUDERS

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In antipation of tonight’s post-DOCTOR WHO premiere of BBC America’s INTRUDERS — a new series from Glen Morgan (THE X-FILES) that follows a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others — Team TV Addict was afforded the opportunity to interview the cast. What follows are San Diego Comic Con shot interviews with stars Mira Sorvino, John Simm and James Frain. [Read more...]

DOWNTON ABBEY! AMERICAN HORROR STORY! DATING NAKED! CASTLE! The TV Addict Week in Rewind!

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Best Response: After being taken to task for a publicity shot featuring a very un-period plastic water bottle, the cast of DOWNTON ABBEY took another pic mocking the mistake.

Most Unexpected Connection: MASTERS OF SEX’s Libby was shocked — and so were we — to discover that Coral’s supposed lover was actually her brother!

Least Likely To Get Fired: Before drenching Julie Chen as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Will Arnett declared, “I’ve got to say, I don’t think this is a good idea, to do this to the bosses wife, but I’m gonna do it.” Of course, her husband — CBS head honcho Les Moonves was the one who challenged the Chenbot. And, just to make sure it wasn’t at all tacky or seen as using something awesome for less than awesome purposes, he challenged her to do it live on BIG BROTHER.

Longest Search: After doing everything but hold cattle calls, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS finally filled the role of Adam, vacated after portrayer Michael Muhney was fired in a firestorm of scandalous accusations. The new Adam will be (drumroll, please) Justin Hartley, most recently of REVENGE and MISTRESSES.

Least Likely To Understand His Place: Ian Ziering wants a raise for the third flick in the ZIERINGNADO series. Oh, wait. That’s not what it’s called?

Best Early Halloween Treat: FX announced that AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW will debut on October 8. [Read more...]

DOCTOR WHO: Welcoming Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor

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Ripping a page right out of classic DOCTOR WHO, Series 8 introduces actor Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor in a quiet, unassuming manner. Gone are the days of frantic frenzy and over-exuberant energy of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) or the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith). Peter Capaldi’s introduction carries the weight of responsibility of returning the Doctor with a more stately performance. The Twelfth Doctor does not run or yell, in fact he is rather confused and uncertain as he steps into the now unfamiliar shoes and tries to figure out who he is all over again – and he is not the only one. Yet Clara (Jenna Louise-Coleman) and the fans are uncertain too. Just who is this Twelfth Doctor? That will be carefully explored as Series 8 unfolds. Will Clara learn to accept this stately version of the man she knew or will his new persona be as confusing to her as it will be to viewers? [Read more...]

Giveaway: A One-of-a-Kind OUTLANDER Swag Bag!

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In anticipation of the Sunday August 24th premiere of OUTLANDER on Showcase (in Canada), your very own TV Addict was fortunate enough to be invited to an exclusive screening of the series premiere in Toronto. Cooler still: After being wined, dined and photographed with a trifecta of sexy Scotsman (Editor’s Note: Had we known their would be paparazzi on hand we most certainly wouldn’t have left our kilt at home!), Showcase was kind enough to leave us with a delightful parting gift… which could be yours! Simply follow us on Instagram @thetvaddict before OUTLANDER’s Sunday August 24th premiere and you’ll be automatically entered to win this fantastic swag bag! May the odds be ever in your favor

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Deconstructing the Destruction of GLEE

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By: Kelly Thompson

With the news that GLEE is only getting 13 episodes for its last season, I started thinking about what the hell happened to this show? GLEE exploded onto the scene when it premiered in 2009. Many people wrote it off and thought a show where the characters burst into song just wouldn’t work on network television but GLEE defied the odds and had a pretty great first season and then an ok second and third season and then a not so good fourth season and finally a dreadful fifth season. So I know you’ve asked yourself, how did that fall happen? Well, you can sleep well again TVAddicts because I’m about to deconstruct the destruction of GLEE.

This deconstruction begins and ends with season 4 because that is the season the show really started to fail at pretty much everything (season 5 is so horrible that it gets no attention nor deserves any attention here). Many shows have failed at the point where its characters transitioned from high school to college and GLEE was obviously no different. Although, the beginning of season 4 started with a glimmer of hope because the premiere episode switched seamless between the two settings of McKinley and New York but that glimmer only continued for this one episode. Ultimately, the addition of too many new characters and the retention of almost all the old characters were too much for the writers to handle. [Read more...]

Fall TV Preview: A TO Z Brings the Rom-Com Back to NBC

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Looking to reintroduce romantic comedy back into the television landscape, NBC’s new series A TO Z explores the adorable story of how Andrew met Zelda and their hilarious attempts at dating in the digital era, where simple communications can come across as mixed signals with the everyday use of texting and social media. As viewers will see, Andrew works at an online dating company and Zelda is an attorney, and it would initially seem that they could not be farther apart — but destiny had other plans.

At a special press screening of the pilot episode “A is for Acquaintance,” the stars and producers of A TO Z talked about their unabashed love for rom-coms and how they all fell in love with the idea of bringing such a humorous love story to television. Stars Cristin Milioti, Ben Feldman, Lenora Crichlow, Henry Zebrowski and creator Ben Queen also all candidly shared whether they have ever signed up for online dating, their unique strategy for competing in their timeslot, and what kind of feedback they have gotten since the pilot episode was made available online. [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Scoop: Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal, Theo Rossi, Kim Coates and More Tease the Seventh and Final Season

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Wondering what Kurt Sutter has up his sleeve as we speed towards SONS OF ANARCHY seventh and final season? Curious what actors Katey Sagal, Theo Rossi, Kim Coates, Nico Nicotera, David La Brava, Mark Boone Jr., Dayton Callie, Drea De Matteo and Tommy Flanagan have to say on the subject? Well, stop wondering and see for yourself after the jump courtesy of these recently recorded San Diego Comic Con videos. [Read more...]

Breaking TV News: Showtime Renews RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX for a Third Season

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Press Release: Hot off the continued critical and audience acclaim for the second seasons of RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX, SHOWTIME is green lighting third seasons for both of its hit drama series. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.

“Both RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX are quintessentially SHOWTIME: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain,” says Nevins. “These acclaimed shows are filled with complex and interesting characters and settings that will no doubt give audiences compelling television to invest in for seasons to come.” [Read more...]