Two Tivos To Paradise 01.04.13: The Walking Dead, Justified, How I Met Your Mother, Leverage, The Biggest Loser, and more!
Posted by Al Norton on 01.04.2013
News and thoughts on big changes taking place at The Walking Dead, the future of How I Met Your Mother, the Leverage series finale, Britney Spears possibly leaving The X Factor and more!
Hello friends. Welcome to the first TTTP of 2013, the EIGHT different calendar year in which we've been in existence!!! I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year's celebration and is ready to get back to a regular schedule this Monday; I usually have an excellent body clock but the mid-week holidays have really thrown me off these last two weeks. Well, that an ANOTHER cold, plus the fact that the twins have seemingly forgotten how to sleep through the night. Good times.
It's going to be Interview-palooza over the next seven days, with chats running on the site between now and next Thursday with Sutton Foster (Bunheads), Charisma Carpenter (The Lying Game), Walton Goggins (Justified), Jack Wagner (Castle), Busy Phillips (Cougar Town), Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), and Patricia Heaton (The Middle)…Wow, I'm tired just typing those names, let alone typing up all the transcripts!!!
Our first giveaway of 2013 is a supercool one…we've got the full 23 episode run of Jackson 5ive on a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack!! For the first time ever, this classic 70's cartoon with 46 original songs, is available for your viewing and listening pleasure! Go to the Al Norton's Two Tivos To Paradise page on Facebook, click "Like" if you have not already, and then post "ABC, easy as TTTP" on our wall, and as long as you follow our standard rules (one entry per person, one win every six months, must have a US or Canadian mailing address, you'll be good to go. Here's quick taste of what you're in for…
A teaser trailer for BBC America's upcoming Orphan Black…
Does this look at The CW's The Carrie Diaries draw your interest?...
I belong with you, you belong me with, you're my news.
The Window's A Mirror When The Sun Is A Lightbulb
It's been three weeks since we last brought you the news; here are the important stories we've missed…
*AMC picked up a fourth season of The Walking Dead while announcing that showrunner Glen Mazzara would be leaving the show at the end of season three. A jointly released statement said, "both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward, and conclude that it is best to part ways." This means the show, the most watched on all of television in the all important 18-49 demographic, will have its third showrunner in four seasons, with both those first two having left over creative differences with the network.
Part of me wonders if it's about money - Mazarra thinking he should be paid like the guy in charge of the biggest show on TV (and make no mistake, TV is all about the demos and there is no show on TV that gets better demos than The Walking Dead) and AMC thinking the show can run itself so as long as they get someone good, they don't have to pay someone to be great.
*The cast of How I Met Your Mother have signed contracts to return, meaning that while an official announcement is likely weeks out, the show will be back for a 9th, and almost certainly final, season in the fall. Reports said that as late as earlier in the day the deal was reached it was thought that Jason Segel would not come back, and since they had all said it was all of them or nothing, it was assumed this would be it for HIMYM. Instead Segel ended up changing his mind and deals were finalized.
*In what easily qualifies as the best (or worst) idea of 2013 so far, Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence are in talks to produce and star in a buddy comedy series for Lionsgate TV that would be pitched to cable networks a la Anger Management and multiple Tyler Perry series (an initial 10 episode order with ratings thresholds that, if met, would trigger a guaranteed larger order in the neighborhood of 90 episodes). Meetings with potential showrunners/creators are likely to happen sooner than later, and then meetings with the networks would follow.
*US Weekly is reporting that Britney Spears may be a one-and-done on The X Factor as they say producers weren't happy with her work this past season. Spears told reporters she was definitely coming back for a second season last month but no announcement has been made. With LA Reid leaving this could mean another year with two new coaches on the show, and that kind of turnover is not good for business.
*Reports have Ann Curry asking NBC to release her from her contract so she can go to CNN to anchor their primetime programming and handle the news network's biggest stories. Curry was replaced as co-host of The Today Show earlier this year and has been used sporadically (at best) since. So far NBC has shown no inclination to let her go, and if she quits her two year non-compete clause kicks in. There is some talk that Curry is considering suing the network if they don't release her, claiming they are in breach of contract by not actually putting her in front of the camera.
*NBC decided to officially and finally pass on Mockingbird Lane; executive producer Bryan Fuller made the announcement via Twitter last week. The network first passed on the pilot earlier in the year and then decided to air the episode in October, where it gave the network its best Friday-at-8pm demos in two years, but the cost of the show was way too high to justify a series order.
*Paradise Park's plans on reviving All My Children and One Life to Live as web series is back on track; current reports say the plan is to make 30 minute, four day a week episodes that would run on-line, with a secondary on-air home for the show found as well (likely SoapNet if the channel continues). An example of how serious those plans are becoming is that they have hired former OLTL producer Jennifer Pepperman to be the showrunner for the revived version of the series and signed AMC alum Vincent Irizarry to reprise his role as David Hayword.
*The episode of The Office that was supposed to serve as the back door pilot to the Dwight-centric spinoff The Farm will still air this season despite NBC not moving forward on the project. The episode will be changed a bit so as to allow for a potential happy ending for Dwight and Angela in The Office's series finale this spring (if The Farm had been picked up, that relationship would have been fully wrapped up).
*ABC has pulled the remaining episodes of 666 Park Avenue, replacing them as of this Sunday with episode of Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B- in Apt 23 that they have left over from last season. This means fans of those shows will get double shots the next few weeks, with new episodes airing on Sundays AND Tuesdays. ABC is saying they will air the remaining Park Avenue episodes this summer but it's more likely they end up available on the network's website.
*Community writer Megan Ganz used a Community fan forum on Reddit to announce she was joining the writing team on Modern Family as of tomorrow. Ganz wrote the season finale for Community's upcoming 4th season, which very well may end up being the cult favorite comedy's series finale as well. Other episodes penned by Ganz include last season's brilliant Law & Order parody Basic Lupine Urology as well as Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking and Documentary Filmmaking: Redux.
In The Time Of Chimpanzees I Was A Monkey
Alison Sweeney is the Queen of TTTP, with more appearances on these pages over our history than any other star. She celebrates 20 years playing Sami Brady on Days of our Lives this month and begins a new season as host of The Biggest Loser this Sunday at 9pm (with the show taking over its regular Mondays at 8pm timeslot the next night). We recently caught up with her for a quick email exchange…
TTTP: I know you think of the show as a great piece of entertainment that helps and informs people about a very serious health issue but is it hard to remember that it's also part of a business where ratings and dollars are the bottom line?
AS: I'm proud of the show for the work it does and the people it inspires. Thankfully I'm not a network executive so I leave the business concerns to them and just focus on the contestants and their stories. But thankfully, I think the two go hand-in-hand. The more people we inspire, and encourage to believe they can do it...the better it helps the ratings too.
TTTP: Congrats on your new Days of Our Lives contract; how mind blowing is it for you to be celebrating 20 years on the show?
AS: I can't believe it's been 20 years! Every day I come to work with a second family that I've grown up with. I see the kids that are 16 on the show now and it doesn't seem like that was so long ago for me. Hopefully I'll be part of the show for another 20 years.
TTTP: What's the most surprising difference in who Sami is now versus who you thought she'd become?
AS: I've always loved Sami. At 16, I wouldn't have guessed that she'd now be the mother of 4 or that she'd have walked down the aisle so many times. I did always believe she would be a great character to play - one that loves to cause drama but also wants to find true love.
TTTP: Who's one actor, or actress for that matter, from your years on the show that you'd have loved to have had an on-screen kiss with?
AS: LOL. I have had so many on-screen kisses but if my storyline would have included a kiss with Michael Buble when he guest starred, that would have been fun!
TTTP: Are you emboldened about the future of the genre with ratings up across the board plus the news that it looks like AMC and OLTL will be revived on-line?
AS: Everyone at Days of our Lives does the best we can to keep entertaining viewers and giving the network a reason to keep us on the air. It was sad to see other shows cancelled so I hope they do get another life online and the genre continues to thrive. I truly believe that there is an audience out there for what we do - I know I'm a fan of soaps, I watch it!
TTTP: For longtime fans of TBL, what will be different about this season? And for folks who haven't watched yet, why should this be the season they tune in?
AS: For the first time in the show's history, we're tackling childhood obesity this season. The statistics of overweight children in America is staggering and I'm beyond proud of the show for bringing attention to this epidemic and inspiring change. We will have three kids that will work with the show trainers and a childhood obesity expert to get in shape. We also have an incredible group of adults who will compete for the title of The Biggest Loser and also will work towards getting healthy. The reason I'm a fan of the show is because it's inspirational family-viewing television that hopefully encourages people to get up from their couches and live healthier lives.
All The Times You Beat Me Unconscious I'll Forgive, All The Crimes Incomplete, Listen, Honestly, I'll Live
The next seven days have a big mix of series, season, and mid-season premieres; here's quick guide…
Season Premieres: Merlin (10pm, Syfy), Portlandia (10pm, IFC)
Season Premeires: The Biggest Loser (9pm, NBC), Downton Abbey (9pm, PBS)
Season Premieres: The Bachelor (8pm, ABC), Switched at Birth (8pm, ABC Family)
Mid-Season Premiere: Bunheads (9pm, ABC Family)
*Vanderpump Rules (9pm Bravo)
*Deception (10pm, NBC)
I went into the first two episodes of Deception with very low expectations so I was presently surprised by how entertained I was. It moves at a decent clip, has some solid acting, and keeps the dramatic tension from going over-the-top with some funny lines. Right now it's like a middle class person's Revenge, and that's enough for me to keep watching. It may sound like a backhanded compliment but the truth is despite Revenge being the obvious comparison, I stopped thinking about ABC's hit drama about 10 minutes into Deception.
Season Premieres: Pretty Little Liars (8pm, ABC Family), The Lying Game (9pm, ABC Family), Cougar Town (10pm, TBS), Joe Schmo (10pm, Spike), Justified (10pm, FX), The Burn with Jeffrey Ross (10:30pm, Comedy Central)
*1600 Penn (series premiere)
The pilot ran as a sneak preview after The Voice a few weeks back and that re-airs Thursday at 8:30pm before the show runs its second episode in what will be its regular Thursdays at 9:30pm home later that night. The pilot was very disjointed but I've heard the show gets better each week and considering the cast involved, I'll give it a shot for another week or two.
It's Time To Play The Music, It's Time To Light The Lights The Muppet Show video of the week…
But You Were Up To Your Old Tricks In Chapters Four Five And Six
A mix-mash of ratings notes from the last three weeks…
The season finale of The X Factor was down 18% from last year and was actually outdone in total viewers for the first half hour by a RERUN of The Big Bang Theory…Jersey Shore's finale was the lowest rated season finale in the show's history and was down 33% from the season premiere.
The overnight ratings for last night's Cowboys-Redskins matchup were the highest in the seven year history of NBC's Sunday Night Football and the highest for ANY regular season primetime NFL game in FIFTEEN years.
NBC's airing of It's a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve was up 16% from last year to enjoy it's largest audience since 2005…Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest had its highest total viewer numbers ever (the primetime portion of the evening premiered in 2000) and it also won the late night portion of the evening as well…NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly was up 22% in primetime and 14% in late night…
The season finale of The Voice was their most watched "new champion crowned" outing ever both in totals and demos…The series finale of Leverage that aired on Christmas night enjoyed the second best total viewer and demo numbers of the season, up 30% from the week before in both measures…The Knicks-Lakers game was the highest rated Christmas Day leadoff game of a doubleheader ever for ABC. While the other four games (three on ESPN, one on ABC) were down from last year, it's an unfair comparison because last year Christmas Day was the season opener and folks were hungry for hoops; all five games were up from 2010, which is a more accurate reading of the numbers…BBC America's Christmas night Doctor Who outing came thisclose to tying the show's all-time ratings high (set with this season's premiere) and was up 54% from last year's Christmas episode. The episode did set a series high in the 25-54 demo…The New Year's Day season three premiere of Lifetime's Dance Moms was watched by a series high 2.8 million viewers, up 33% from last June's season two debut. It was also up 27% in the demos and 27% in Lifetime's target demo (women 18-49)… ESPN's coverage of The Rose Bowl was the most watched non-NFL telecast by the network since last January's BCS Championship, averaging just over 17 million viewers. The network also drew 10.5 million viewers to The Orange Bowl, a 47% increase from last year. The Outback Bowl was up 69% (7.5 million watching) from last year for ESPN, while ABC's coverage of The Capital One Bowl jumped 35% (just under 11 million viewers)… Chicago was the most watched series premiere in TruTV's history, setting network highs for a debut in total viewers (2.1 million) as well as demos. Its lead-in was the original Hardcore Pawn, which pulled an impressive 2.8 million viewers. Overall January 1st ranks as the second best Tuesday night ever for the network...
This year's Kennedy Center Honors were up 27% from last year…NBC programming took advantage of mostly reruns as competition to enjoy big gains last night; Whitney was up 29% to its best numbers is almost a year, Guys with Kids was up 21%, SVU had a 31% gain, and Chicago Fire hit season/series highs in total viewers and demos (ahhh, the power of Shahi!). Fire is the only new broadcast network show of the 2012-2013 season top top its series premiere numbers twice and is fast becoming a solid bet to see a second season...
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…Showtime has ordered a pilot for The Vatican, a mystery-thriller set in the modern day world of the hierarchy of the Catholic church. Oscar winner Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco, Quiz Show) wrote the script, with Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Alien) signing on to direct his first TV pilot. Attanasio's previous TV credits include House, Homicide: Life on the Street, and Gideon's Crossing…Hulu released their 5 most watched SNL clips for the year; starting with #1 - Disney Housewives, Undecided Voter, Lazy Sunday 2, Puppet Class, and the Weekend Update premiere of "The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party"…TorrentFreak.com has released their list of the ten most pirated shows of 2012...Starting with # 1 - Game of Thrones, Dexter, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Homeland, House, Fringe, and Revolution…Despite months of denials that he would re-join his former executive producer Jill Farren Phelps in Genoa City, Steve Burton's first job after a 20 year (on and off) run as Jason Morgan on General Hospital will indeed be a role on The Young and the Restless that will begin filming shortly, with his premiere airing some time during February sweeps. Multiple outlets are speculating he will play the presumed dead Dylan McAvoy, throwing a wrench in the Avery-Nick romance…SNL alum Jenny Slate will play Jean-Ralphio's twin sister Mona Lisa on an episode of Parks and Recreation later this season…Arliss Howard - one of my favorite actors who's never gotten the level of respect and work commiserate with his talents - has signed on as a series regular for the new season of True Blood, playing Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell. Howard had great runs on both Rubicon and Medium and was also seen last year on the big screen in Moneyball…The CW is developing Sherwood, which focuses on a young noblewoman who, while trying to free her boyfriend from the clutches of the Sheriff of Nottingham, joins forces with Robin Hood and his merry men…Wendell Pierce (Treme, The Wire) has joined the cast of Michael J Fox's upcoming NBC comedy… Raising Hope is hosting a Yes Dear reunion later this season when Mike O'Malley and Liza Snyder guest as a couple who finds Bert and Virginia's old sex tape. Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia co-created Yes Dear… Rob Greenberg's (HIMYM, Frasier) new CBS comedy pilot has rounded out it's cast; the untitled show follows a newly single guy (Paranormal Activity 3's Chris Smith) who moves into a short-term rental building and is given life guidance by three of his new neighbors, with Jerry O'Connell just signing on to join Kal Penn and Emmy & Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub in those roles. The pilot will begin filming at the end of the month, with this project a strong contender for a spot in the network's fall lineup… Fox is developing Bob's New Heart Show, a comedy from Conan O'Brien's production company about a highly successful young Doctor who changes his life following a heart transplant, including taking over a family practice in the middle class neighborhood he grew up in… Jon Favreau will direct an episode of The Office this spring. Favreau, who directed Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Elf, and Cowboys & Aliens, has been behind the camera for episodes of Revolution (the pilot), Undeclared, and the short lived but much loved here In Case of Emergency (also the pilot)… William Monahan, who won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for The Departed, is developing a period drama for Starz; Crime, which was originally conceived as a treatment for a feature film, looks at the world of organized criminal activity in 1960's Britain..
Turns Out Not Where But Who You're With That Really Matters
(The Best of What's Around aka The Best Thing I've Watched In The Last 21 Days…)
Setting aside how TNT botched the promotion of the Leverage series finale…Actually no, let's not set that aside. The show was a solid but not spectacular performer in its five season for TNT and about a month ago Dean Devlin, the show's executive producer, announced that because the network had not informed them of a decision on a renewal, they made the season five finale as if it would be a series finale, using a story he said they conceived when they making the pilot.
Did TNT react by telling fans that they were unsure of the show's future and encourage fans to watch the show to try and save it? Did they announce that this would be the final season and that they were planning an all-day Leverage marathon (starting with the pilot, maybe even let fans choose the favorites) leading into the finale? Of course not, that would make way too much sense. Instead they issued a press release late in the day on the Friday before the Christmas day finale, saying they had made the difficult decision to not bring the show back for a sixth season. It was a big "f@#k you" to the fans as well as all of those who had worked on the show that they wouldn't take the time and resources to give the final hour the spotlight it deserved.
And what an hour it was, one of the best episodes in the series run that highlighted the misdirection Leverage was so good at while also reminding people that Timothy Hutton is a hell of an actor. I thought it was one of the best series finales I've seen in terms of incorporating the spirit of the show and giving some sort of closure to the characters in terms of letting the audience know what it was they'd be doing going forward. And they were smart enough to bring back Mark Sheppard's Sterling!!!
So as much as I criticize the network for how they handled the hour, my hat is off to the producers for making sure the fans got a just ending to such a wonderful little series.
People Say I'm Crazy Doing What I'm Doing. Well, They Give Me All Kinds Of Warnings To Save Me From Ruin
What's flashed before my eyes the last twenty one days…
It's stories like that one that demonstrate just how great Outside the Lines is…Is there a more under-appreciated actor right now than The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln? The guy does truly amazing work on what is far and away the single most popular show on all of TV among the coveted 18-49 demo and yet he can't buy himself a nomination to save his life. Some of it is the embarrassment of riches that currently exists among male leads on drama series but enough is enough! One of my TTTP New Year's resolutions is to make sure Lincoln gets his due!!!... I don't frequently mention commercials but the Blake Griffin goes back in time to talk to a young version of himself ads for Kia are pretty damn funny, not to mention feature some great tunes…Working my way through the end of the current season of Burn Notice. The tension is certainly high but it's also all so familiar. In some ways I think I am happy the 7th season renewal was for 13 episodes (the previous several orders were for 18) as it may mean they are ready to wrap things up, or at the least keep things leaner and tighter. Each episode still for the most part works but when watched in bunches the wear on the formula are much more clearly visible…Worked my way through six episodes of Private Practice and came away remembering that when the writing is on, this cast does some incredible work. In particular the Sheldon-centric hour was eye opening in terms of the depth of Brian Benben's skill and the Cooper-centric hour featuring TTTP fave Paul Addelstein breaking the fourth wall was one of the show's best episodes ever… Series star Dax Sheppard did a great job directing this week's episode of Parenthood, which may have had the most entertaining and also most emotionally powerful opening segment in the show's history. In other news, Ray Romano may be turning into one of TV's most underrated DRAMATIC actors…Much of what I watched over the break were season/series premieres that will air over the coming weeks and reviews for which you will read on these pages, including today (Deception)…
TV Pick Of The Week
A good season premiere reminds you what it is you like about the show as well as lay the groundwork for that season's story arcs, so by that, or really any measure, Tuesday's season premier of Justified is a smashing success. Not only is it easily the first episode of a season in the show's history, it's one of their best hours, period, one where the plot twists, interesting characters, and liberal amounts of humor serve as a major reminder that this show is taken from the works of the great Elmore Leonard.
Don't miss the season premiere of Justifed, Tuesday at 10pm on FX.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
Most of the week's major programming is covered about but here as some other noteworthy viewing options from the next seven days…
*We've still got a few days left of bowl games; tonight is Cotton Bowl (Texas A&M – Oklahoma) on Fox at 8pm, Saturday is the BBVA Compass Bowl (Pittsburgh – Mississippi) on ESPN at noon, Sunday gives us the Godaddy.com Bowl (Kent State – Arkansas State) at 9pm on ESPN, and then Alabama takes on Notre Dame Monday at 8:30 pm on ESPN for the BCS National Championship.
*It's the Wildcard Round of the NFL post-season; Saturday is Cincinnati at Houston (4:30, NBC) & Minnesota at Green Bay (8pm, NBC) and Sunday is Indianapolis at Baltimore (1pm, CBS) & Seattle at Washington (4:30pm, Fox)
*While I can't really understand why they continue to use the word "Celebrity" in the name, B>d Network's Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off returns for a second season this Sunday at 9pm.
*Christopher Lloyd guests on Tuesday's Raising Hope (8pm, Fox) and yes, there is a DeLorean involved.
*I know I referenced Tuesday's season premiere of Cougar Town – now on TBS – above but having seen the first four episodes I can tell you the show is just as funny as its ever been, leaving one to wonder how ABC has room for The Neighbors in their primetime line up but not the Cul-de-sac Crew.
*Discovery's new 7 part documentary series Africa premieres Tuesday at 10pm; one look at the clips will make you run out and get a hi-def TV…
*I am sad to tell you that not only does Fox have a special airing on Tuesday called Stars in Danger: The High Dive (yes, celebrities diving is really the subject) but that ABC has an entire series based on this concept coming later this winter.
Two Tivos To Paradise 3 Days to Open with Bobby Flay, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, 30 Rock, After the Catch, American Idol, Antiques Roadshow, Archer, Arrow, Around the World in 80 Plates, Auction Hunters, Baby Daddy, Ben and Kate, The Big C, Boardwalk Empire, Being Human, Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Bones, Breaking Bad, Bunheads, Burn Notice, Cake Boss, Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Comic Book Men, Community, Cougar Town, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Deadliest Catch, Deception, Destination Truth, Don't Trust the B- in Apt 23, Fact or Faked, Falling Skies, Family Guy, Fast Food Mania, Flipping Out, Food Network Challenge, Food Network Star, The Franchise, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Lab, Glee, Great Food Truck Race, Grey's Anatomy, Happy Endings, Haunted Highways, Haunted Treasure, Hawaii 5-0, Hollywood Treasure, House of Lies, How I Met Your Mother, Inside Comedy with David Steinberg, Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis, Iron Chef America, Justified, Key & Peele, Last Resort, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Law And Order: Special Victims Unit, The League, Longmire, Lost Girl, Louie, Mad Men, Major Crimes, Men at Work, The Middle, Mike and Molly, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Monster Man, Nashville, Necessary Roughness, New Girl, The New Normal, Next Iron Chef, The Office, Outside the Lines, Parks & Recreation, Private Practice, Project Accessory, Project Runway, PSYCH, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off, Raising Hope, Real Time With Bill Maher, Restaurant Impossible, Revenge, Revolution, Royal Pains, Rules Of Engagement, Saturday Night Live, Shark Wranglers, Shear Genius, So You Think You Can Dance?, Sons of Anarchy, The Soup, Suits, Suburgatory, Supernatural, Top Chef, Top Chef Just Desserts, Top Chef: Masters, Top Design, Tosh.0, The Vampire Diaries, The Voice, The Walking Dead, Warehouse 13, Wilfred, Worst Cooks In America,
People Love You When They Know You're Leaving Soon
Here ends another Two Tivos To Paradise.
We'll be back next week with all the latest in TV news. Don't forget to check back with the site every day next week to catch all our interviews!!!
Sources for this week's column include Daily Variety, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, and Hollywood Reporter (plus the web sites for those publications) as well as Aintit.cool.com, TVline.com & Deadline.com.