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Filed Under:Entertainment / Television
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Posts / Week:13.8
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Lonnae O’Neal: Farewell, Luke Spencer. Confessions of a soap addict.

I felt a real pang when actor Anthony Geary, a.k.a. Luke Spencer, left ABC’s “General Hospital” Monday. It was like an old friend moved away. The 1981 wedding of Luke and Laura drew a soap-opera record of 30?million viewers and remains one of the most memorable moments in television history.Read full article >>

TV highlights: An unexpected opportunity arises on ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’

(All times Eastern.)A Georgia firefighter faces off against well-known chefs on “Food Fighters” (NBC at 8?p.m.).Contestants try to avoid being hit with hot fudge on “Boom!” (Fox at 8).On “Beauty and the Beast” (CW at 8), Cat is excited about marrying Vincent, but worries that the mysterious, superhuman experiments will interfere with her wedding plans.Read full article >>

TV highlights: ‘Candidly Nicole’ is back for season two

(All times Eastern.)Springtime arrives on “Life on the Reef” (PBS at 8 p.m.), complete with nesting sea birds, spawning corals and thousands of hatching baby turtles.The “Home Free” (Fox at 9) contestants rush to complete their house renovations within five days.Read full article >>

TV highlights:

All times Eastern.“A” crashes the opening of Aria’s art exhibition on “Pretty Little Liars” (ABC Family at 8). “The Bomb” (PBS at 8) chronicles the history of nuclear weapons, featuring newly declassified footage of detonations and commentary...Show More Summary

TV highlights: Kaitlyn makes her final choice in season finale of ‘The Bachelorette’

All times Eastern.FINALE WATCH: Kaitlyn is forced to choose between Shawn and Nick in the season 11 finale of “The Bachelorette” (ABC at 8 p.m.). The Top 18 dancers compete on “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox at 8). Read full article >>

‘I Am Cait’: Reacting to all the ways that reactions can be reacted to

In the opening of E!’s highly anticipated, certainly heartfelt but anticlimactic reality show “I Am Cait” (premiering Sunday), we travel to the top of the severely parched hills that overlook Malibu, Calif., where Caitlyn Jenner sits...Show More Summary

TV highlights: A ‘90’s action hero fights monstrous tarantulas in ‘Lavalantula’

(All times Eastern.)“Lost Boy” (Lifetime at 8 p.m.) tells the story of a 17-year-old named Mitchell who returns to his family after being missing for 11 years.On “Power” (Starz at 9), Tasha and Ghost try to calm down a frantic Tommy, who is panicked over Holly’s disappearance.Read full article >>

TV highlights: ‘The Messengers’ face off against the Four Horseman in the series finale

(All times Eastern.)Magicians Jeff McBride, Greg Frewin, Michael Grandinetti and Piff the Magic Dragon appear on “Masters of Illusion” (CW at 8).“Ancient Aliens: The Ultimate Evidence” (History at 8) speculates about one of the world’s greatest mysteries: the creation of humankind.Read full article >>

TV highlights: Ethan and Kate struggle to keep the town safe in the ‘Wayward Pines’ season finale

(All times Eastern.)A former NFL cheerleader faces off against professional chefs on “Food Fighters” (NBC at 8).Cat and Vincent are being targeted by an assassin on “Beauty and the Beast” (CW at 8). In an effort to lure the assassin away from their family and friends, Cat and Vincent pretend to elope.Read full article >>

Syfy’s ‘Sharknado 3’ tears through D.C., smelling too strongly of dead fish

Syfy’s “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” rolls through Wednesday night with a noticeably weakened potency and very little camp potential left in its twirl. I’d be surprised if it triggers any warning louder than a sigh.Read full article >>

TV highlights: Twins compete for $222,222.22 in prize money on “Twinning”

(All times Eastern.)“Starring Adam West” (Showtime at 7 p.m.) recounts the life and career of the 85-year-old actor and the campaign by his fans to get him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist...Show More Summary

TV highlights: Spike TV’s ‘Tut’ miniseries ends

(All times Eastern)The two-hour documentary “Humanity from Space” (PBS at 8 p.m.) views human evolution from an orbital point of view, examining the ways that human behavior and innovation have changed the face of the planet.Read full article >>

TV highlights: The documentary ‘Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson’ premieres on HBO

All times Eastern. “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” (ABC at 8 p.m.) features bloopers, a teaser for the season finale, and juicy commentary from Kaitlyn and a few fan-favorite bachelors.On “Tut” (Spike at 9), the young pharaoh must handle treachery from within his circle, a Mitanni plan to gain control of Egypt and a deadly epidemic.Read full article >>

TV highlights: ‘The Bride He Bought Online’ premieres on Lifetime

(All times Eastern)Anne Winters and Travis Hammer star in “The Bride He Bought Online” (Lifetime at 8 p.m.), a thriller about a computer programmer who seeks revenge against a trio of teen girls who tricked him into purchasing a fake mail-order bride.Read full article >>

TV highlights: Season two of Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ premieres

(All times Eastern)RETURNING SHOW: The surreal adult cartoon “BoJack Horseman” (Netflix) is back for its second season. BoJack is trying his best to turn his life around by cutting down on his drinking, hitting the gym and starring as Secretariat in the biggest movie of his career.Read full article >>

An actor of note seeks to unlock the mysteries of a hero of the Holocaust

NEW YORK — David Strathairn can’t get the Georgetown professor out of his system. It is a purely professional attraction, however, one that over the past year has propelled the Oscar-nominated actor back again and again to the story of the Polish-born academic with the haunting wartime past.Read full article >>

2015 Emmy nominations FAQ: Where to watch the announcement

[UPDATE | Complete list of Emmy Award nominations 2015: ‘Game of Thrones’ leads with 24; Amy Schumer, Tatiana Maslany surprise]What time are the nominations announced?The nominations announcement is scheduled to start Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT — that’s right, no more super-early mornings for the TV Academy!Read full article >>

TV highlights: An aging ‘90’s rocker seeks a second shot at success in ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’

(All times Eastern.)On the next “Beauty and the Beast” (CW at 8 p.m.), Vince’s surprise bachelor party is interrupted by a sniper who wants to prevent Cat and Vincent from stopping the mysterious experiments.Read full article >>

Five reasons why the Emmy nominations might actually be exciting this year

Big news: The Emmy Award nominations are Thursday morning, and rejoice, because they will be announced at 11:20 a.m. ET/8:20 a.m. PT instead of 8:20 a.m. ET/5:20 a.m. PT!(Crickets)Okay, maybe it’s only a big deal to sleep-deprived reporters...Show More Summary

TV highlights: Comedian Jim Gaffigan stars in a new TV Land sitcom inspired by his real life.

(All times Eastern) Hosted by “Talk Soup’s” Joel McHale, the 23rd annual “ESPY Awards” (ABC at 8 p.m.) honors several prominent teams and athletes, including Caitlyn Jenner, former Notre Dame basketball player and Iraq veteran Danielle...Show More Summary

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