If you really can't wait for the second season of "Orphan Black" (which returns April 19 on BBC America), good news -- today we got tantalizing new posters of a few of our favorite clones. There's no spoilers here, but maybe some clues.
It turns out that doggy bags don't necessarily translate as a concept overseas. When a reporter at the NBC summer press day recounted a story about how a friend was met with a horrified expression when asking for one in Sweden, "Welcome to Sweden" (premiering July 10) creator/executive producer/star Greg Poehler laughed. "Yeah, you don't take food home from restaurants in Sweden. We didn't put any doggy bag jokes in the show season one, but we may use it in season 2. Can we use that?"
To plug "America's Got Talent," NBC presented a clip reel of upcoming footage from the new season (debuting May 27) for journalists to view during the network's summer press day. While there were plenty of acts that hit familiar marks -- acrobats, a cute kid, a talentless crooner -- one that stood out was a guy who chews up an actual license plate. Still, returning host Howie Mandel (who will be joined again by Howard Stern, Mel B and Heidi Klum) assured the audience that an act that does something shocking doesn't necessarily have a guaranteed trip to the finish.
After four years off the air, "Last Comic Standing" is returning with a star co-executive producer (Wanda Sykes), new judges, an intriguing prize and a new selection process. But when new judge Keenen Ivory Wayans answered the question, he went for the joke. "Instead of ten drunks in the audience, you get the three of us," he said with a smile.
Although the ratings for "Sharknado"'s premiere on Syfy last year were lackluster despite the title burning up the Twitterverse (1.4 million viewers, well below 2010's "Sharktopus"' 2.5 million), that social media buzz eventually paid off -- the third time the movie aired it brought in a record-breaking audience of two million. Of course, that opened the door for a sequel. "Sharknado 2: The Second One" is set to air Thurs. July 31 at 9:00 p.m., and NBC brought out talent from the project to speak to journalists at the network's summer press day. Not surprisingly the mood was jovial.
Fans of the 1996 movie "From Dusk Till Dawn" will recall the awful twist that occurs when our main characters wander into a very scary bar. If you're watching the TV take on the film (airing Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. on the El Rey Network), you might get a sense of deja vu. Below you'll see a first look image of the Titty Twister Bar, where a lot more than drinking will be going on in this week's episode.
Hey, guess who's on "Dancing with the Stars" this week? Julianne Hough! She'll be sitting in at the judges' table, and I fully expect her to be a great judge (sorry, Robin Roberts, but you were kinda useless). She's not only a dancer, she's been a dancer on this show -- so she's not going to pull any punches. Possibly. This week, the celebs will be getting a new partner -- just for the week, mind you -- so it could open the door to hot messes. Or greatness. Depends on the switch! If anything, this is sure to make some of the pros nervous. No one wants to think their star is circling the drain because of something they are or aren't doing.
It's one week until the season finale of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," and all of the major continuing story lines seem to be reaching a boil. Interestingly, though, only one of them seems to involve a conflict between two of the ladies. No, the rest of the gang has bigger problems, like foreclosures, clothing lines, and a dead dog. Even that one interpersonal conflict isn't just a silly argument about who said what and whose feelings were hurt. If I didn't know better, I might think our Housewives were all grown up!
Let no one say Mike Judge doesn't have it in for The Man. As in "Office Space," the new HBO series "Silicon Valley" follows the trials of a group of under-appreciated ham-and-eggers hoping to break free of the bottom rung. Unlike "Office Space," the plan here is to do it honestly.
Being a polygamist wife isn't all fun and games. In this exclusive clip from the TLC series "My Five Wives" (airing Sun. April 6 at 10:00 p.m. ET), fifth wife Rhonda reveals to first wife Paulie that she's recently undergone a test for breast cancer -- and because of her family history (her mother died from the disease) she's terrified of what might happen.