NCIS Season Finale Sneak Peek: Who Died?

NCIS fans…It is that time of year with which we have that love/hate relationship…The Season Finale.

We love that we will get 42 minutes of the best television of the year, and we hate that there will be 4 months without a new NCIS episode.

Executive producers promise that tonight’s cliffhanger, “Rendezvous,” will be a popcorn-crunching, breath-holding, action-packed adventure which could leave the fate of at least one NCIS team member in jeopardy.

We don’t doubt them. The promo (below) promises jaw-dropping drama. Witness…

…the thump of the helicopter rotors spinning in slow-motion

…the delay of the gun’s report between the firing pin strike and the crack of the bullet as it flies toward its target

…the muffled bass drum in the background that mirrors the beating of a heart that could be murmuring its last moments

…the slow, deliberate piano chords as they march through their discordant dirge

…the reverb that gives the voiceover and sound effects measured gravitas

And that’s just the promo, people!!!

I’m excited already!

Who is the child kidnapped by rebel terrorists whose father saved the lives of 4 Navy SEALS? Which team will sacrifice everything?

That alone has all the makings of a whiz-bang cliffhanger, but here’s more…

Set against the backdrop of Abby’s (Pauley Perrette) baby shower plans for the newlywed McGees, Tim (Sean Murray) is a bit overwhelmed at the thought of impending fatherhood.

Not only will he be a new dad, but his job often puts him in harm’s way.

Not the least of those situations is NCIS’s latest case…a missing Navy SEAL, who disappeared during an unsanctioned trip to South America and feared dead, may be alive. A fingerprint, a misinformed wife, and evidence that the SEAL may not be by himself sparks NCIS to send a team to Paraguay to retrieve the sailor.

Gibbs (Mark Harmon), McGee and Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) ship out to south of the equator to investigate and end up in rebel territory, which is not where an expectant father should be. The investigation spins off into an unexpected direction, complicating the situation exponentially to its cliff-hanging, explosive season end that could leave someone’s life in danger.

Will Baby McGee come into this world after his father has departed it?

Remember…“One team with sacrifice everything.”

When EP Frank Cardea says, “You will not want to miss the last five minutes,” I respond with, “Sir, yes sir!”

But first, let me grab the popcorn. The clock is ticking!

NCIS also stars David McCallum, Rocky Carroll, Jennifer Esposito, Brian Dietzen, Emily Wickersham and Duane Henry. Guest stars include real-life twins Adolfo Alvarez and Alonso Alvarez, Emanuel Borria, Greg Bryan, Matthew Crowley, J. Claude Deering, Erin Krakow, Hans Marrero, Skyler Maxon, Sumalee Montano, Ethan Torres and Alicia Urizar. “Rendezvous” was written by Cardea and Executive Producers George Schenck and Steven D. Binder. Tonight’s season finale was directed by Tony Wharmby.

NCIS airs tonight (May 16) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS in the U.S. and Global in Canada.

SUPERGIRL Sneak Peek: Irresistible Randomizing

Some random logic…If the residents of Wisteria Lane were upset with items that they bought at the Mod Boutique, would they go to Cage/Fish & McBeal to file a lawsuit? And how would The Practice know who was telling the truth?

Those questions probably will not get answered on SUPERGIRL tonight, but here are a few things to consider…

Tonight’s episode is populated with fierce, talented actresses who will show the TV landscape “how it’s done.” These icons are irresistible.

Teri Hatcher and Brenda Strong, two of our favorite DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, guest star as desperate moms Rhea and Lillian Luthor, both of whom want to have in impact on Earth’s future.

In one corner, Queen Rhea of Daxam (Hatcher), plans to turn Earth into her newest conquest. In the other corner, Lillian (Strong), just wants to keep the aliens out of everyone’s backyard (including the yards on Wisteria Lane).

Enter Cat Grant (the fabulous Calista Flockhart returning for the last two episodes of the season) who is less ALLY MCBEAL and more THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at her deliciously diva-ish self.

Cat cannot understand how, despite the impending reorganization of the planet, how James (Mehcad Brooks) dares store his free-weights in her office. Gotta love it.

And while the Mod Boutique is a thing of WONDER WOMAN’s past, WW’s Lynda Carter, now President Oliva Marsdin, seems to have her loyalty split. POTUS may be the most powerful office on Earth, but what about the universe?

Is she siding with Rhea for the only opportunity for job growth above her current position? Must they hook her up to a lie detector, invented by the creator of WONDER WOMAN, William Moulton Marston, to ferret out her motive?

So, as Winn (Jeremy Jordan) has the unenviable task of directing Cat on camera (as much as she can be “directed”) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) tries to run the DEO in J’onn’s (David Harewood) absence, is there anyone who can save the world from its conundrum?

Did someone say SUPERGIRL (Melissa Benoist)?

Somebody get David E. Kelley on the horn. Not only did he produce ALLY MCBEAL, ratings juggernaut, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ushered in his McBeal crossover/THE PRACTICE spinoff, BOSTON LEGAL, each week to success in its own right. And he produced the failed WONDER WOMAN pilot for NBC in 2011. But we suspect he was a year ahead of his time.

Besides being married to Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), Kelley also hired SUPERGIRL Executive Producer, Andrew Kreisberg, as a producer/writer on BOSTON LEGAL.

Must…resist…further…randomizing…

SUPERGIRL also stars Floriana Lima, Katie McGrath and Chris Wood. Tonight’s episode, “Resist,” was written by Jessica Queller & Derek Simon and directed by Millicent Shelton.

SUPERGIRL airs tonight (May 15) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW in the U.S. and on Showcase in Canada.

NCIS Sneak Peek: Dirt Mob

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NCIS Special Agent Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) must have led an epic life while he was undercover. He loved and lost. He charmed his way through a drug lord’s empire and fooled a lot of people along the way. He flirted and danced the night away.

And, evidently, he raced dirt bikes.

Tonight, a little more of that past catches up with Torres when his connection to a bank-robbing, dirt bike riding gang intersects with the death of a Marine.

When Corporal Kyle Campbell is found face down in the mud, purportedly discovered by a hitchhiker, the corporal is determined to have been moved after his demise.

When Torres arrives on scene, he thinks that dirt bike tracks near the body may be linked to bank robberies and to a dirt bike gang that he joined while he was working undercover.

As Torres scours his contacts and notes from the case, will he find a connection to Campbell, a cargo clerk stationed onboard the USS Saipan out of Norfolk?

Or will the gang find a revealing connection to Torres?

The exploding dirt bike in his garage seems to indicate that someone has connected his real life to his undercover persona. How is he going to explain that to Gibbs (Mark Harmon)?

NCIS also stars Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Jennifer Esposito, Brian Dietzen, Emily Wickersham, Duane Henry, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum.

Tonight’s episode, “One Book, Two Covers,” was written by David J. North and directed by Terrence O’Hara.

NCIS airs tonight (April 18) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS in the U.S. and Global TV in Canada.

SUPERGIRL Sneak Peek: We’re With Her

In a year full of divisiveness over politics and ideology, SUPERGIRL weighs in among the pundits and prognosticators.

On Supergirl’s Earth, the electorate already has voted a woman into office as President, and that woman is none other than Lynda Carter, aka WONDER WOMAN.

Carter, a standard bearer among young girls in the 1970s, the former Miss World USA portrayed a character that not only was beautiful, she was strong, dynamic and could hold her own in the traditionally male role of a superhero.

Still on that track at 65-years-old, tonight Carter portrays an American President who touts the idea of inclusiveness on alien rights vs. human rights issues.

While that seems like it is targeted for this election season, inclusiveness has been a hallmark of comic books for decades. Martians, Kryptonians and Daxamites, as well as humans changed into non-human creatures, all shared the graphic novel landscape.

In fact, this year, Wonder Woman earned the distinction as a United Nations honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. While that seems quite a feat for a comic book character, Wonder Woman has quite a backstory. She was created by William Moulton Marston, inventor of the lie detector.

On tonight’s episode of SUPERGIRL, “Welcome To Earth,” Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO are assigned to protect President Olivia Marsdin (Carter) and bring in the party responsible for attacks on the President.

A possible suspect is new alien Daxamite arrival, Mon-El (Chris Wood), who has escaped from the DEO. Alex (Chyler Leigh) teams up with Detective Maggie Sawyer (new cast member Floriana Lima) to investigate. Is the perpetrator an alien? Or is someone instigating that idea to turn humans against their alien neighbors?

Rachel Talalay directed “Welcome To Earth,” which was written by Jessica Queller and Derek Simon.

SUPERGIRL airs tonight (October 24) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW in the U.S. and on Showcase in Canada.

ARROW Geek Peek: Clash Of The Titans

Season 5 of ARROW premieres tonight, and Oliver Queen is in over his head. There will be big changes in the upcoming weeks to please comic book fans and TV viewers alike. Here are some of the highlights of the premiere and what is coming down the pipeline.

Last season, it looked like Green Arrow had dispatched Damien Dahrk and avenged Laurel’s death, but Dahrk is not gone. He will be joining Black Siren (Katie Cassidy back as her Earth-2 doppelganger), Malcolm Merlyn/Dark Archer (John Barrowman), Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher) and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) in the Legion of Doom that terrorizes the Arrowverse later this season.

But before the Legion arrives in town, Green Arrow must face this season’s Big Bad, Prometheus. This Prometheus is not the one from the graphic novels, nor the Titan from Greek mythology. He is a new character created specifically for ARROW. Are we in for a surprise as to who Prometheus might be?

The future of this onslaught of evil begins with tonight’s episode, “Legacy,” with Tobias Church (guest star Chad L. Coleman). Church brings his own special brand of chaos to the city, and Oliver is spread thin between his vigilante and mayoral responsibilities.

To that end, Team Arrow will be forced to add new members this season, despite Ollie’s reticence to do so.

Though inexperienced, new recruits Rene Ramirez aka “Wild Dog” and D.A. Adrian Chase aka “Vigilante” (new cast members Rick Gonzalez and Josh Segaro, respectively) will join the team, and expect Wild Dog to live up to his codename. (Madison McLaughlin returns next week as Canary wannabe, Evelyn Sharp, newly-minted as “Artemis.”)

Also watch for Curtis to get out of the bunker and evolve into his alter-ego, “Mister Terrific” as the season progresses. Tyler Ritter will be on the canvas as SCPD Detective Malone. Joe Dinicol will recur as Rory Regan as the vigilante, Ragman, and former WWE star Cody Rhodes also is on the slate.

For non-comic book readers, artwork from DC Comics leads the above slideshow showing, in order, Mister Terrific, Wild Dog, Vigilante and Ragman. The fifth image is not the Greek goddess Artemis, but the DC version of Artemis from YOUNG JUSTICE who was in love with Wally West/Kid Flash (crossover, anyone?)

As the newbies are introduced to the team, Oliver’s high standards are likely to make them wonder if crimefighting is their best career choice, especially when Ollie puts killing back on the table as an option.

Flashbacks this season (reportedly the last season for flashbacks) find Oliver in Russia, keeping his promise to Tatiana. He becomes involved with an organization called the Bratva and runs into ROCKY IV’s Dolph Lundgren and old buddy/enemy Anatoly Knyazev (guest star David Nykl).

Look for another big change that could affect Star City. The Flashpoint reset on THE FLASH has the potential to spill throughout the Arrowverse.

At least one character from the past is rumored to reappear with speculation ranging from Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) to Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell who currently is on CHICAGO MED) to The Huntress (Jessica de Gouw). Stay tuned to see how Barry’s time-tripping will affect ARROW, THE FLASH, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and CW new transplant, SUPERGIRL. Also look for the possibility of a new man in Felicity’s life.

Guest starring on tonight’s are Kory Grim, Jay Hindle, Aaron Pearl, Nisreen Slim and Ryan S Williams. James Bamford directed “Legacy” with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle.

Check out these fun clips with David Ramsey’s take on the new season, comic book fan, Echo Kellum’s thoughts and a fun photo shoot.

ARROW airs tonight (October 5) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV Two in Canada.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES Season 8 Premiere Sneak Peeks: Explosive

There has been a whirlwind of changes and baby news for NCIS: LOS ANGELES over the summer.

Showrunner Shane Brennan is transitioning to develop new projects for CBS while maintaining his role as Executive Producer. R. Scott Gemmill, Executive Producer/Writer, is taking over Brennan’s showrunner duties and bringing years of his experience with NCIS: LOS ANGELES, as well as ER, JAG and THE UNIT.

Kensi Blye portrayer, Daniela Ruah and husband, David Olsen, welcomed a baby girl, Sierra Esther Ruah Olsen, on September 4.

The cast and crew used inventive techniques to shoot around her burgeoning baby bump while shooting over the summer. The actress currently is on maternity leave, but has confirmed that despite the pregnancy, Kensi will not be absent from the scene.

Not to be outdone by his real-life sister-in-law, Eric Christian Olsen (Deeks) and wife, actress Sarah Wright, had a 10-pound-12-oz baby girl, Esmé Olivia, on August 9. (Ruah is married to Olsen’s brother, Eric’s stunt double on the show.)

On screen, Kensi and Deeks reportedly will get engaged this season, and there is a rumor that a character may be killed off or leave the team sometime this year.

Season 9 has an explosive beginning tonight with a 2-hour event at a special time after 60 MINUTES in most timezones, around 8:30pm, depending upon how football earlier in the day affects the start time. (Be sure to set your DVR for overrun if you are not on the West Coast.)

Part one of tonight’s event, “High-Value Target,” sets up the arrival of Under Secretary of Defense Corbin Duggan (guest star Jackson Hurst) who is sent in by Washington to take the lead because Hetty (Linda Hunt) and Granger (Miguel Ferrer) have been unsuccessful in finding the mole in the NCIS: LOS ANGELES organization.

Whether Duggan can be trusted or has a part in the rumored demise/injury/departure of a team member remains to be seen. Both Hetty and Granger have been reported as possibly facing uncertain futures, but whether that simply is a threat to their current positions or something more life-threatening is not yet know.

The team spreads out in its pursuit of evidence, and some of that evidence leads to Syria, where one team member is severely injured when the mission goes off course.

Part two of tonight’s Season 8 premiere event concludes with “Belly of the Beast,” where Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) must formulate new plans on the fly.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES also stars Barrett Foa as Tech Operator Eric Beale and Renée Felice Smith as Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones.

Guest starring tonight are Alexander Wraith, Cherami Leigh, Harry Katzman, Bryce McBratnie, AJ Meijer, Lisa Maley, Ben Cain, Nadia Sloane and Sammy Sheik. “High Value Target” was directed by Tawnia McKiernan and “Belly of the Beast” was directed by Terrence O’Hara. Both episodes were written by Gemmill.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES airs tonight after 60 MINUTES in the East, at approximately 8:30 pm contingent upon football overtime, and at 8:00 pm on the West Coast on CBS in the U.S. and Global TV in Canada.

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MYTHBUSTERS Preview: Going Out with a Bang

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Perhaps you saw it coming. I suspected it when I heard recently that MYTHBUSTERS stars Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman had inked a deal with CBS for a new MacGuyver-type series based on their skill sets. Well, the Discovery Channel just announced that the MYTHBUSTERS episodes that begin January 9 will be their final ones. Sad to say. (Read about Adam and Jamie’s deal with CBS.)

Things have been on the decline over recent years. The subjects for myths to explore have been increasingly myopic. The ratings have been mostly just OK. And fans have revolted after presenters Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara left the show, while many fans who remained weren’t all that impressed with upgrades to the show’s graphics and concentration on show builds.

So perhaps we shouldn’t be so surprised that the show is finally leaving. It has been fourteen years, and in TV, fourteen years is a long run. Fourteen years is a long time to sustain quality and viewership.

Yet, from what I have read, Discovery Channel has given MYTHBUSTERS the opportunity to go out with a bang. They could have simply canceled the series. Instead, Discovery Channel has given Adam and Jamie one more season to clean up in fashion, exploring myths they’ve always wanted to address, give Buster one more wild ride, and end everything with the mother of all explosions.

Adam and Jamie have been giving hints of what’s to come on their Facebook pages. And they addressed the announcement of their final season on their MYTHBUSTERS website and on YouTube in a video which contains more than a couple hints of the fun we’re in for this coming incredible season.

Shall we meet Saturdays beginning in January for one more series of adventures in science with the MYTHBUSTERS and watch it go out in style – go out with a bang? See the preview below.

SDCC Scoop: Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut and Tina Majorino Preview Their Spy-tastic New Series LEGENDS

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In anticipatoin of tonight’s premiere of LEGENDS — TNT’s spy-tastic new series that sees Sean Bean play an FBI agent with an ability to change himself into a differnt person for each case — Team TV Addict was recently the afforded the opportunity to interview a handful of the show’s stars. See what Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut and Tina Majorino had to say courtesy of these recently shot San Diego Comic Con videos for yourself, after the jump. [Read more…]

SDCC Scoop: Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Shelly Henning, JR Bourne and Dylan Sprayberry Talk TEEN WOLF [Video]

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Wondering what’s in store for your favourite genetically-blessed TEEN WOLF teens as the hit MTV series teeters towards what promises to be a shocking fourth season finale!? Why not sink your teeth into some super fun videos and photos from this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con featuring the likes of Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Shelly Henning, Dylan Sprayberry and JR Bourne. [Read more…]

On the Scene: The Cast and Creators of Starz’s OUTLANDER Shine at San Diego Comic Con 2014 [Video]

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Move over GAME OF THRONES and watch your back THE WALKING DEAD! If last night’s star-studded premiere for highly anticipated new series OUTLANDER — based on the outlandishly popular book series of the same name is any indication — Starz has come here to play! But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself what the cast and creators of the soon-to-be-smash-series had to say direct from the splashy San Diego Comic Con 2014 premiere, after the jump. [Read more…]