Breaking TV News: Rogers and Shaw Team Up to Launch Canadian Netflix Killer “shomi”

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Press Release: shomi, a new subscription video-on-demand service, ups the ante in entertainment with the latest, most exclusive shows and selections personalized for you. Available initially on tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360 and set top boxes, shomi will launch in beta first to Rogers and Shaw Internet or TV customers. shomi will be available starting the first week of November at a suggested retail price of $8.99 per month.

shomi was created for entertainment lovers by entertainment lovers. It features prior seasons of the most popular shows on TV today, iconic series from the past, cult-classic and fan-favourite films, as well as a library of family-friendly kids programming. With exclusive past-season streaming rights to titles – such as Modern Family, Sons of Anarchy, Sleepy Hollow, Shameless, 2 Broke Girls, Vikings, New Girl, 24: Live Another Day, Chicago Fire, The Strain, and American Horror Story – along with first-window premieres, it’s more bang, less blah. shomi combines a team of programming experts with algorithmic technology to help you pick what you actually want to watch – whether it’s finding hidden gems, rediscovering old favourites, or remembering why you fell in love with a title in the first place. [Read more...]

Photo of the Day: A Smoak-ing Hot ARROW Spoiler!

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With television talent both in front and behind the camera making a habit of tweeting photos ranging from spoilerific to hilarious, theTVaddict.com thought it might be fun to introduce a new feature to the site that we’ve not-so-cleverly decided to call “Photo of the Day.” Today’s subject, courtesy of ARROW star Emily Bett Reckards (@emilybett) comes a first look at a Felicity’s backstory! Tweeted Bett Rickards, “So this is THE BABE known as @charlotteross also known as #MamaSmoak”

Emmy Predictions 2014: The TV Addict Reveals Who Should and Who Will Walk Away a Winner!

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Tonight is the night! The 66th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS is only hours away and speculation has reached its peak. With a solid combination of old favorites and new faces it’s going to be difficult to pin down the nights winners. Fortunately, I love a challenge. So without further ado here are my two cents on how the night is going to play out… [Read more...]

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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