Last week, the five major networks—ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW—all announced their Fall 2014 primetime schedules. In addition long-running series like “Criminal Minds” and “Law & Order: SVU” returning for another year, there are a ton of new shows that’ll be crashing the channels. Some look AH-MAH-ZING (i.e. “Gracepoint”), while others appear amazingly awful (i.e. “Jane The Virgin”). Either way, there’s going to be a ton of new things to watch this fall so we hope you start clearing your schedule—and your DVR—now.
To help weed out the small-screen studs from the duds, might we suggest the following nine series debuting on network TV this fall. Keep reading »
The last time Claire Danes was on television, she inspired a generation of girls to dye their hair red, listen to Frozen Embryos, and externalize their deep thoughts peppered with lots of ‘likes.’ Sixteen years and one scandalous Hollywood romance later, Claire is back on the small screen in a television show I can’t wait for—”Homeland.” Maybe this time around, she’ll inspire women to become CIA agents hiding psychological issues from her superiors?
In “Homeland,” Claire plays CIA agent Carrie Matheson, who works in counter-terrorism and is known for risky tactics. When an Iraqi source tells her that an American prisoner of war had been turned to Al Qaeda, she sets her sights on stopping his re-entry into American society. Shortly after, Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody—who has been missing in action for eight years—is found in Afghanistan. And so she is sure he is planning a terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Sergeant Brody is traumatized from spending years as a prisoner of war, and is having a hard time readjust to his life with his family, who had presumed he was dead. What sounds so fascinating about this show is that it’s impossible to tell who is the good guy and who is the bad guy. Is Carrie Matheson right, or delusional? And is Nicholas Brody a terrorist, or a POW being harrassed by a CIA agent?
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All summer, I have been oh so excited for Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s return to television in “Ringer,” a show about a recovering alcoholic twin on the run from the mob who seizes the opportunity to assume her estranged sister’s life after she commits suicide. Last night, the show finally premiered on The CW. And overall, my feelings on it were … mixed. (If you haven’t watched yet, be warned—SPOILERS ahead.) Keep reading »
Most professionals have paid their dues while advancing their career, and oftentimes this includes internships. I’ve been an intern several times, including here at The Frisky, and while I took some internships more seriously than others, I don’t think I’ve done anything as egregious as the interns featured on Oxygen’s “Running Russell Simmons.” This new reality show, which premieres tonight at 11 p.m., focuses on the women who keep mogul Russell Simmons on track. For the most part, it seems Russell would be nowhere without his competent staff, but his interns are completely clueless. Peep the video above in which Sagen gives rapper T.I. a “Basic Instinct”-style crotch-shot, then check out two more videos after the jump, especially the one in which the interns get stuffed in Russell’s bathroom as he’s about to get it on with a hot babe. [Oxygen] Keep reading »
Our friends over at PopWrap have directed our attention to a new show called “Off the Map” which will be premiering on ABC in January and could potentially be awesome. It’s one part “Grey’s Anatomy” and one part “Lost,” with a sprinkling of “Friday Night Lights,” Meryl Streep, and “Twilight.” So what exactly does that mean?
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Ice skating has never been my favorite activity. See: me clinging to the side wall for dear life during every ice skating birthday party I went to as a kid. But ABC’s newest show, “Skating with the Stars,” is seriously upping the ante on “Dancing with the Stars
” by taking C-listers and having them strap on skates, to not only learn how to dance on ice, but also to do lifts, spins, jumps, and other Olympic-caliber moves. We are expecting some hard spills, nasty bruises, and probably a few broken bones.
Last night, ABC announced the cast for this new series. Find out who they are, after the jump! Keep reading »
Two months ago, Sunday night was the best night for television thanks to the “True Blood
” and “Mad Men
” double header. Now we get a series that combines elements of both. “The Walking Dead” is the new series from AMC, the channel that brought you “MM.” And it’s a gross-out monster shocker, in the vein of “TB.” Keep reading »
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” premieres tonight on Bravo at 10 p.m. While I think I have the least in common with these women, who quite possibly might be the wealthiest women in all the “Housewives” franchises, the upcoming attacks, accusations, and the demise of at least one marriage has me jonesing for a new reality TV fix. Check out the video above and peep one more after the jump. Keep reading »
Here’s an answer to the question “Whatever happened to Vanilla Ice?” Apparently, after his rise and even more spectacular fall, he’s become a house flipper. He rehabbed and sold his first house 15 years ago, and has done many since then. Now the DIY Network has made a show following him on his biggest project yet—a 7,000-square-foot mansion. Keep reading »
Remember when the original “Law & Order” died
and we were all very distraught? Well, “Law & Order: Los Angeles” is the phoenix that has risen from its ashes. The new child of the mega crime drama franchise premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC. Here is what you need to know to decide if you should tune in or wait for the endless reruns to hit basic cable … Keep reading »