The new teaser (tweeted by the BBC yesterday; see below) for Peter Capaldi's debut as the latest incarnation of the Time Lord with the mostest in "Doctor Who" shows us a few things. One, new episodes will debut in August (both in the U.S. and the U.K.). Two, Capaldi looks fab as the good Doctor, even in silhouette.
If you think that Christopher seems awfully grown up in the "Petals on the Wind," the sequel to the recent adaptation of V.C. Andrews' "Flowers in the Attic," you're not wrong. To cut the unwieldy book down to size, "Petals" (which premieres Mon. May 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET) tosses out the highly creepy storyline in which Cathy has an affair with the much older Dr. Paul and leaps forward ten years. The role of Christopher, which was played by Mason Dye in "Flowers," now features relative newcomer Wyatt Nash. I spoke to Nash briefly this week and found that he not only has those Dollanganger looks everyone gushes about in the books and movies, but he's taking this acting thing seriously -- not every thespian would have the commitment to find a meaningful and sympathetic take on a storyline that makes most people go ew.
Sick kids in a pediatric ward are almost guaranteed to be charming, heartwarming and occasionally break your heart with very little effort, and that seems to be the goal of the Steven Spielberg-produced "Red Band Society," which will debut on FOX this fall. Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer stars as a cranky nurse who probably has a marshmallow center we haven't seen yet, or at least haven't seen in this trailer for the show.
So many jokes, so little clothing. TLC is launching a new show, "Buying Naked" (premieres Sat. June 28 at 10:00 p.m.) which follows realty Jackie Youngblood as she tries to get nude butts in homes. It turns out that catering to clothing-optional clients isn't as weird of a niche as you might think -- where Youngblood works, Pasco County, Fla., is known as the Nudist Capital of the World. And you thought it was cool to live near the World's Biggest Pecan or whatever.
Is all that solo dancing on "So You Think You Can Dance" (premiering Wed. May 28 at 8:00 p.m. on FOX) making you feel a little lonely? Good news. This season, pop icon Justin Bieber and his choreographer Nick DeMoura will be introducing dance crews from across the country to give them a chance to battle for a spot in the season finale.
Female protagonist? Check times two. A time period when everyone rides horses? Sure. Cool jewelry? Got it. When the CW acquired "Labyrinth," a four-hour miniseries executive produced by Scott Free (Ridley and Tony Scott's company), CW president Mark Pedowitz called this a "fun companion piece" to the series "Reign." I'm not sure I would call "Labyrinth" fun, but I guess if you think 1209 and 1542 are more or less the same time period, well, then why not snap up this project?
If there's anyone who knows how to convey roller coaster (and occasionally drug-addled) romance, it's Angela Bassett. Having plumbed the depths of Tina Turner's tumultuous relationship with Ike in "What's Love Got to Do With It," Bassett is now stepping behind the camera to helm a movie about another seriously messed-up relationship -- the one between the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Fittingly, Lifetime, the network known for digging into the nitty gritty of relationship angst, is set to air "Whitney Houston" in 2015.
"Sing Your Face Off" may seem like a whacked idea for a celebrity-centric reality TV show. Why would anyone want to watch C-list celebrities dress up as music icons (sometimes of the opposite sex) then sing and perform, hoping to avoid elimination? Well, it turns out America has just been slow to get on the crazy train. "Your Face Sounds Familiar," the name of the show in the U.K., has spawned versions in Portugal, Germany, Ukraine, Vietnam and a whole mess of other places. How could we not?
Hunting bears and other wildlife in Alaska is a dangerous job -- but in this exclusive clip from "Kodiak" (airing Wed. at 10:00 p.m. on Discovery), the Cusack family gets into another drawback to living on the wild side -- the emotional kickback.