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'Hotel Hell' Review: Go With Gordon Ramsay On This One

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:15 AM

The words "poop on the wall" and "mosaic of semen" aren't exactly the descriptors that have me excitedly reaching for the remote, but because "Hotel Hell" stars Gordon Ramsay, I pressed play with only the tiniest bit of hesitation. Thankfully, the Season 2 premiere was fairly...

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David Alpay On 'The Lottery,' The Downfall Of Humanity And The Likelihood Of Global Extinction

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 3:46 PM

It's been five years since the last six babies were born. Kindergarten classes cease to exist, maternity wings are empty, unused, and that dream of getting married and having a family is no more.

"The Lottery" centres on the tragic mystery of a global fertility crisis and the scary possibility...

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'24: Live Another Day' Finale Review: Brace Yourselves

(2) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 10:33 AM

Previously, on "24: Live Another Day," sh*t was about to go down. Of course, that can be said about every penultimate episode, but last week's hour built up and set up so much craziness for the finale, which [imagine Kiefer Sutherland's voice] takes place between 10...

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Goran Visnjic Talks 'Extant,' Being TV-Married To Halle Berry, And Of Course, Aliens

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 1:19 PM

Landing a huge star like Halle Berry for a TV show is one thing, but "Extant" also backs up the big-name casting with some impressive, intriguing promos. Even if sci-fi dramas aren't your thing, you're bound to tune in to CBS/Global's latest summer series,...

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Kathryn Prescott, Cynthia Watros On 'Finding Carter,' And Why It's Not Your Typical MTV Show

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 1:48 PM

When you hear MTV, "serious drama" doesn't spring to mind. It's more of the "Ridiculousness"/"16 and Pregnant"/"Catfish"/"Real World" type of show. Sure, the occasional proper series -- "Teen Wolf," "Degrassi," "Awkward." -- pops up, so it was only a matter of time before a show that looks like it belongs...

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'Secrets & Lies' Review: The Latest Suburban Whodunit Will Stun You

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 3:32 PM

For the longest time, a 20-plus episode season was the norm, at least in North America. But the British and Australian models have always geared towards shorter seasons and thank goodness that trend is spreading. It makes sense financially, affords actors other opportunities and gives impatient viewers something they don't...

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'Witches Of East End' Season 2: Everything You Need To Know

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 4:59 PM

The tagline for the second season of "Witches Of East End" is "Darkness Is Rising," and boy, is it ever. The opening scene, before the credits have even rolled, is a little spookier (or maybe I just find cats creeping in the forest scary). And don't even get...

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Mike Vogel, 'Under The Dome' Star: Stephen King Show Transforms In Season 2

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 2:43 PM

It's been a long year, but the highly anticipated return of "Under The Dome" is finally upon us.

It ended with the most baffling of cliffhangers: Julia (Rachelle Lefevre), the monarch, dropped the egg into the lake, thus releasing pink stars into the sky (well, up into the...

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Cam Gigandet Talks 'Reckless,' Sexy Charleston, And Playing The Good Guy (For Once)

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 11:54 AM

"Reckless" is unlike any drama on the air right now. It's a crime/legal drama with a sultrier, sexier vibe, partly because of its leads, Anna Wood and Cam Gigandet, who play two attorneys with an intense mutual attraction for one another, and partly because of where...

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'Zapped' Review: Listen And Obey ... And Watch It

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 12:06 PM

It's the end of June, which means another school year wraps and the kids are all home. Some parents may be loving it, but as one who'll be looking for distractions to keep hers busy for two months, TV serves as a great option.

Yes, I know. My kid can...

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JR Bourne On 'Teen Wolf' Season 4 Premiere: What's Going To Happen Now?

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 3:10 PM

It's only been three months since the "Teen Wolf" Season 3 finale (and the devastating episode before that) but it seems like forever, doesn't it? Which is why "Teen Wolf" fans have been chomping at the bit for its much-anticipated return, which is thankfully right around the corner....

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'Undercover High' Review: Turning The Tables On Teens

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 11:37 AM

I hate kids. Too far? OK, maybe that's a tad harsh but hear me out.

First, let me say I'm a mother (go ahead, pick up your jaw). She's eight and she's a good kid. Her friends are all right. Same goes for my nieces and, for the most part,...

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'Chasing Life' Review: Even The Unexpected Can Be Beautiful

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 11:04 AM

Not very long ago, summer TV used to be a joke, usually composed of reruns and little else. ABC, CBS and NBC (I'm talking pre-Fox here) wouldn't dream of debuting a new show during the hot months, because what would be the point? No one was staying in...

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'Top Chef Canada' Cancelled: Reality Cooking Show Chopped From Food Network

(21) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 3:49 PM

It looks as though there will be no more cooks in the "Top Chef Canada" (GE Monogram) kitchen. It's been an exhausting week as the Canadian networks revealed their plans for the upcoming 2014-15 season, but during Shaw's upfront on Wednesday, there was no mention of...

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CTV Fall TV 2014-15: Bell Media Aims To Please Everyone

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 11:08 PM

Bell Media always manages to get the last day of Canadian upfronts, and this year was no exception. While Rogers is taking a big risk with their primetime lineup, it's left Shaw and Bell to battle it out and, to be quite frank, there isn't a clear winner....

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Global TV Lineup Fall 2014-15: Shaw Media Making Bold Moves

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 11:19 PM

With City opting out of the 10 p.m. game, there was a veritable bounty of shows that rival stations Global and CTV could get their hands on. Shaw Media (Global, Showcase) saw the opportunity and pounced.

"I tend to look at things as 'What is our opportunity?'," Barbara...

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City, FX Canada Fall TV Lineup 2014-15: Hollywood And Hockey

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 9:49 PM

From afar, City's lineup looks as though things haven't really changed very much. But upon closer examination, it's like a whole different channel. Why? Well, where to begin? City's schedule looks strikingly similar to last year's, but it has decided to forego its post-10 p.m. programming in favour...

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CBC Fall TV Lineup 2014-15: Nowhere To Go But Up

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 3:17 PM

For a while there, it looked like the CBC was in a heap of trouble. Not exactly rock bottom, but not great either.

With the broadcaster losing all of its hockey revenue, as well as pulling the plug on "Arctic Air," "Cracked" and "The Ron James Show," it...

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'Crossbones' Review: It's Not All About John Malkovich

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 3:58 PM

I'm assuming the main reason people will tune in to "Crossbones" is to see John Malkovich strut his stuff as the cunning, clock-obsessed Blackbeard -- though don't call him that to his face. He is commodore Edward Teach, thank you very much, but is still as menacing as ever as...

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Patrick Dempsey, 'Grey's Anatomy' Star, Gets Into Medicine (Sorta)

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 9:05 AM

He's a car collector, auto racer, and former coffee company saver, but now art is imitating life for Patrick Dempsey as he gets into the medical biz.

The man who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. McDreamy, on "Grey's Anatomy," is teaming up with

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