If "My Five Wives" (Sundays at 10:00 p.m. on TLC) has taught us anything, it's that juggling a lot of wives is not the fabulous harem of fun non-polygamists might believe it is. In an exclusive clip from this week's episode, Brady realizes he's in trouble when third wife Rosemary and second wife Robyn sit down to have a "safe talk" with him. In Brady's world, safe talks usually mean tears and accusations. Fun, fun, fun!
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Lee Brice first came to prominence as writer of such country hits as Tim McGraw’s “Still,” “Crazy Girl” for Eli Young Band, and Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory,” the first song to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, so it may have seemed a bit strange to see him up on stage at the Academy of Country Music Awards two weeks ago as his massive hit, “I Drive Your Truck” —a tune he didn't write— snagged song of the year honors. But give him credit for knowing a hit when he hears it. From the first listen, he related to the story of honoring and re-connecting with a lost loved one (in this case a fallen soldier).
Horror franchises are difficult to get right, and it's a built-in problem that seems hard to avoid. Much of what works on us in a great horror movie is fear of the unknown, dread that the filmmaker carefully cultivates. When you end up making a sequel to a horror film, you are automatically dealing with a known quantity, and the more often you return to a movie monster, the more you familiarize it to the audience, and the less effective it becomes.
At this point, I have a hard time imagining anyone being afraid of Freddy Kruger, and if you look at the way they handled him over the run of the film series, the solution that the filmmakers embraced was to make him more and more comedy-driven, robbing him of whatever ability to scare he had in his initial appearance. It's happened with plenty of characters over time.
“SNL” will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2015 with a 3-hour NBC primetime special
NBC has set the “Saturday Night Live” special for Feb. 15, 2015. “SNL” launched on Oct. 11, 1975. No word yet on which "SNL" will actually appear.
You thought that maybe "Saturday Night Live" was going to ignore its 40th birthday?
NBC announced on Friday (April 18) that "Saturday Night Live" will celebrate its Ruby Anniversary next February with a three-hour orgy of clips, guests and back-patting.
Sadly, the season finale of "Naked and Afraid" is upon us (Sun. April 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET on Discovery), but before it goes we get to spend a little time with Sabrina the witch. I'm not even kidding. The woman's name is Sabrina, and she's a witch. And she's naked, but you knew that.
Report: Ryan Seacrest plans to exit E!’s red carpet and stick with “Idol”
Seacrest is close to signing a deal that would keep him on “American Idol” for another two years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Seacrest is also expected to walk away from his E! red carpet duties, and his overall future with NBC Universal is unclear after his contract expired last month.
Discovery Channel’s Mount Everest jump could be in jeopardy following deadly avalanche
NBC News, which is producing next month’s jump for Discovery, says “the future of the production will be assessed at the appropriate time” after 13 Sherpa guides were killed last night. NBC News producers are now helping in the search and rescue operations.
“GMA” promotes Lara Spencer to co-host
She’ll now have equal status with Robin Roberts and George Stephanopolos.
Bill Clinton makes a “House of Cards” joke in front of Kevin Spacey
“I was always accused of getting away with murder, but Spacey actually does it in 15 minutes,” the former president said at a Rain Forest benefit concert last night at Carnegie Hall.
Syfy renews “Face Off”
Season 7 of the prosthetic makeup reality competition will feature a “Life and Death” theme.
Appeals court reverses a ruling banning Lifetime from airing "Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story”
Lifetime had called the ruling "unprecedented and would cause grave and irreparable damage not just to Lifetime but to the constitutional protections for speech.”
See the full HBO “The Normal Heart” trailer
The trailer mainly focuses on Mark Ruffalo’s character.
“Ray Donovan” adds Eion Bailey
He’ll play a self-help guru who enlists Donovan for help.
Kim Novak didn’t leave the house for days following jokes about her Oscar appearance
"It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard,” says the 81-year-old acting legend, who equates the jabs to “bullying."
WGN America teases “Manhattan”
John Benjamin Hickey stars as leader of The Manhattan Project in the race to build the first atomic bomb during World War II.
TLC renews “Something Borrowed, Something New”
The wedding dress-design competition will return for a 3rd season.
“Scandal” has its most-watched finale yet
About 10.5 million viewers watched the explosive Season 3 conclusion. PLUS: “Parenthood” and “Community” were also up, while “The Crazy Ones” was down in its finale.
Jimmy Kimmel beats repeats, hits a season high with “Scandal” special
Kimmel was No. 1 last night for the first time since Jimmy Fallon took over "The Tonight Show," but Fallon and Letterman are on vacation this week (as is Kimmel).
“Scandal” finale: Underwhelming?
It was a good finale, says Samantha Highfill, but it wasn’t shocking at all. "I was able to walk away from the finale and sleep well, which just didn’t feel right to me, she says. "Look, I’m not saying it was a bad finale at all. I’m just saying that, if we’re talking purely about the shock factor that Scandal does so well, I was expecting more. But maybe that’s my own fault.” PLUS: “Scandal” is serving supreme inhumanity as delectable plot-twist tidbits, finale summed up everything that was wrong with Season 3, that last twist wasn’t that shocking, how women named Olivia Pope reacted to the finale, and Tony Goldwyn calls the finale his worst nightmare.
“Scandal’s” Columbus Short calls domestic violence allegations “outlandish”
"Life has the best scriptwriters of all time,” he tells NewsOne Now.” "That’s all I can say about that,” Short said with a chuckle. “I don’t mean to laugh but it read outlandish and it sounds even more outlandish coming out of your mouth.” PLUS: Could Short be kicked off "Scandal" over the allegations?
Hayden Panettiere won’t be part of “Heroes: Reborn”
"Well, it was a shock to me,” she says of the NBC miniseries, which she learned from her cousin. "I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it; it will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that."
“The View” alum Debbie Matenopoulos is married and pregnant
“I eloped in Greece and I’m four months pregnant!” says Matenopoulos, who now hosts the show "Home & Family.” PLUS: What happened to other “View” alums?
Whoopi Goldberg penning a pot column
“The View” star wrote about her marijuana vaporizer for The Denver Post’s new pot-centric website.
Watch “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Farewell to Cristina Yang promo
Sandra Oh still has a few more episodes to go.
“Parenthood’s” Season 5 finale felt out of whack with the season as a whole
"'The Pontiac' is a ‘F*CK IT!’ finale,” says By Todd VanDerWerff. "By that I mean that it has barely anything to do with the season that preceded it and hopes we don’t really pay attention to that fact. But on its own terms, as a wrap-up to some other, better season, it’s pretty terrific.” PLUS: That was a tearjerker, and “Parenthood” isn’t as good when given a full season.
Fast National ratings for Thursday, April 17, 2014.
The season finale of "Scandal" drew big numbers on Thursday and helped ABC win Thursday among young viewers, but Thursday's most watched show was still a "Big Bang Theory" repeat, which let CBS eke out a slim win overall.
Stay tuned for Final Live+Same Day ratings to see if ABC was able to push into the lead overall.
Among other notables, FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" and "American Idol" both posted gains, but "Surviving Jack" was down week-to-week.
Season finales of "Community" and "Parenthood" were both up for NBC, but "Parks and Recreation" was down.
And The CW's spring lag continued with both "The Vampire Diaries" and "Reign" on the low side, especially among total viewers.
The "Parks and Recreation," "Vampire Diaries" and "Crazy Ones" numbers were all series lows, if you're keeping score at home.
On to the numbers...
A review of the "Parenthood" season finale — and some thoughts on season 5 as a whole — coming up just as soon as we talk about the big tomato in the room...
Shonda Rhimes answers burning “Scandal” finale questions on Jimmy Kimmel
Kimmel also shows a “Scandal” blooper reel and got dirt on “Scandal” actors. PLUS: This was "Scandal's" best episode yet.
George R.R. Martin reveals what a full-sized “Game of Thrones” dragon looks like
Martin posted an excerpt from his companion book to the Song of Ice and Fire novels.
Lindsay Lohan confirms her sex list is real on “Watch What Happens Live”
"That was actually my fifth step in AA at Betty Ford,” she told Andy Cohen.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren: I threw up twice before my 1st “Daily Show” appearance
"I was miserable,” says the Massachusetts senator. "I had stage fright -- gut-wrenching, stomach-turning, bile-filled stage fright. And I was stuck in a gloomy little bathroom, about to go on 'The Daily Show.’”
Stephen Lang joins “Salem”
The “Avatar” star will play Increase Mather, an old-line, hard-core Puritan, on the WGN America series.
Jeremy Piven had never watched “Seinfeld” when he played George Costanza
"You know, what an incredible honor,” he writes in a Reddit AMA of his brief role on “Seinfeld.” "I think everyone loves ‘Seinfeld.' And the horrible truth that I'm so embarrassed to reveal is that at the time, I was very young, I was in my mid-twenties when I played George, and I didn't have a TV... so I had never seen 'Seinfeld.’”
“Community” ends its season, again as if it was truly the end
Although there’s a possibility of another season, the season finale felt like an appropriate season-ender.