Has Supernatural or The Vampire Diaries been on your to-watch list for years? No matter how dedicated a TV viewer you are, it's easy to let a few shows slip through the cracks. That's why Summer is the best time to boot up the laptop and start crossing titles off your list! We turned to Netflix to see what streaming shows are available that can be started from season one. Check them out so you have something to occupy yourself with until regular TV returns in a few months.
Daniela Bobadilla, the delightful star of Anger Management, stopped by our Los Angeles studio and the told us what it was like to work with Martin Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. Daniela also shared a story about Zac Efron coming to visit his friend Charlie Sheen on set!
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Wondering when your favorite TV show will be wrapping up this Spring? Some of the networks have already announced their finale schedules, so take a look and mark your calendar ahead of time. Be sure to check back as we update with the rest of the networks' news!
The first month of 2013 gave pop-culture fans plenty to be excited about. January was packed full of excitement, like when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey took on the Golden Globes, when we got our first look at Catching Fire, and when Matt Damon kidnapped Jimmy Kimmel. And that's not even counting New Girl. Check out all the entertainment moments we won't forget from January!
— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal
To call this season of American Horror Story tumultuous would be an understatement. Asylum has seen exorcisms, amputations, abductions, assaults, batteries, face masks made of real faces, torture chambers, twisted doctors . . . need I go on? The writers sure did. Following this week's finale, I'm calling out the twists and turns that I'll most remember from the show. Check out my top moments, and remind yourself that maybe it's a good thing the series will be on hiatus for a while.
It's that time of year again — when midseason shows hit the small screen and you get a chance to check out some new series. To get you up on your TV knowledge, we've got all the pertinent info here, including pilot scoops and word from the Winter TCA. From 1600 Penn to Golden Boy, look at what's fresh on TV and which shows might just become your new favorites.
Are you crying bloody tears over the demise of American Horror Story's second season? OK, that's a gross reference, but I'm trying to make up for the lack of disgusting stuff we experience on this week's big finale. However, what the episode lacks in gore, it makes up for tenfold in emotionally charged moments. We get closure on all the main characters — well, as much closure as a possible alien abduction can provide — and someone gets a bullet to the head.
The finale is a bit of a mixed bag for me, but I do love that the writers focus on Lana in modern day, recounting her story in preparation to receive her Kennedy Center Honors. She goes down memory lane, and we get to hear about what happens to all our favorite players. To find out their fates — and whether Lana survives Johnny Morgan's wrath — just read more.
School is almost out for American Horror Story: Asylum. With next week's season finale looming, the writers had some work to do, which makes me all the more impressed to report that "Continuum" is one of my favorite episodes since the season began. The story jumps around a bit, following — spoiler alert — the death of Bloody Face and the reemergence of the presumed-dead Alma and her baby. Briarcliff is in the rear view for Kit and Grace, and now that we're out of the mental ward, we're reminded that it's the swingin' '60s! Though in this case, it's less Austin Powers and more Sister Wives.
That's right. Seems Kit, Alma, and Grace find an "amicable" way to settle their situation, at least for a while. More on that in a bit. Flash forward and we encounter Lana at a book signing for her bestselling memoir. Lana's fulfilled her promise to expose Bloody Face, but she isn't quite the beacon of truth and morality that she promised Sister Jude she would be. Lace up your straightjackets and let's go through this week's most insane moments when you read more.
It's been years since Keri Russell had had her own TV show, but now the actress is a back in a series that puts her in situations Felicity Porter would never have dreamed of. In The Americans, Russell plays a Russian agent devoted to the motherland during the Cold War-era 1980s, along with her onscreen husband Matthew Rhys. I've checked out the FX show's pilot, so I have some insight into whether The Americans might be the next TV series you can't miss.
- What it's about: Phillip (Rhys) and Elizabeth (Russell) are the average American couple living in the suburbs in the 1980s, with the perfect nuclear family (one son and one daughter) — only they're actually not American at all. In fact, Phillip and Elizabeth are Russian agents just posing as citizens and doing work as KGB agents.
- Where it works: Russell and Rhys have fantastic chemistry, which serves their interesting relationship; though they've been "together" for years, it's a business arrangement. However, when the series picks up, we find them developing real feelings for each other (which may conflict with the fact that some of their missions involve them engaging in sexual activity with targets for information).
- Where it doesn't: Some people may be uncomfortable essentially rooting for the enemy, though the cast and crew recently acknowledged that and hope you can watch with an open mind. Also, Russell's latent Russian accent, which emerges in her flashback scenes, is hard to take seriously.
- You might like this show if: You were on Brody's side in season one of Homeland.
- When it's on: Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX
Watch a preview and see some photos from The Americans after the jump.