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My Take On…THE GOOD FIGHT on CBS All Access

When THE GOOD WIFE came to an end at the end of the 2016-2017 TV schedule, I was ready to see it go – not because the Kings had run out of ideas or I was ready to say good bye to this cast, but because it had functioned on high cylinders for 7 seasons and I never wanted it to overstay its welcome. When I heard that the Kings (Michelle and Robert, two incredibly smart humans that I trust

Turning Back Time with HAWAII FIVE-0’s Cast of Characters, Part 1

Cheryl’s newest multi-part story looks at how characters from H50 compare to their previous-run counterparts, starting with Grace Park’s Kono – Way back in 1968, with the first season of the original Hawaii Five-0 on the air, the four lead characters of the series were easy to spot.  They were, of course, Jack Lord (Steve McGarrett), James MacArthur (Danny Williams), Kam Fong (Chin Ho Kelly), and Zulu (Kono Kalakaua).  Not so today.  When the reboot series airs on CBS on

Quick Take: DOUBT on CBS

Katherine Heigl returns to TV in CBS’s DOUBT (2/15 10/9c), a show about a tough as nails lawyer who kind of screws things up a bit by falling in love with the guy she’s defending, who may or may not be guilty.  Coming from Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, most recently of Shondaland, the series also stars Elliout Gould, Dule Hill, Dreama Walker, Kobi Libii, Stephen Pasquale, and Laverne Cox. Heigl is lovely and believable as Sadie Ellis, the lawyer

Previewing DOUBT with Katherine Heigl and Tony Phelan

From Grey’s Anatomy executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater comes Katherine Heigl’s new legal drama, Doubt.  CBS recently held a press conference with Phelan and Heigl on the threshold of the series premiere to talk the world of Doubt and possibilities of life after a thirteen-episode run. On the heels of her work with Grey’s, Heigl admits her interest in the series was peaked since previously working with the pair and being aware of “how talented, smart, and amazing

After-Take: CHICAGO PD “I Remember Her Now”

Name of the Episode: “I Remember Her Now” The episode begins with a teenage girl found dead in an elevator shaft. Her identification is found in the dumpster, and shows she was only fifteen years old. She was staying at a state funded home for troubled girls named Brady facilities. Over the years there were over a hundred calls for suicide attempts, violence and runaways. Over the past few months only a handful of calls have been made. They realize

After-Take: CHICAGO FIRE “An Agent of the Machine”

Name of the Episode: “An Agent of the Machine” Casey and Dawson go to the store to pick up snacks for a movie night. Gabby is approached by a man asking about how to treat a burn. Gabby then realizes it’s the man from the apartment fire that ran out with no identification. Before Casey can see the man, he’s already gone from their sight. They go to Antonio helping he will have some way to identify the man. At

First Look: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT S3 Teaser

To announce the release date of the third season of UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (May 19), and to celebrate Bey’s Grammys performance last night, Netflix released a teaser video featuring Titus Andromedon putting on his best Beyonce-in-LEMONADE. I am so excited for this show to come back – Season 1 was a surprise favorite, Season 2 was hilarious, and I’m sure Season 3 will be amazing!

Marvel Is Kung Fu Fighting with IRON FIST

Marvel’s crop of streaming exclusives for Netflix have been a big hit that have expanded the reach of the Marvel Cinematic Universe well beyond the big screen. With the ability to have the creative freedom often only afforded by premium cable channels, the company can tell new tales of less well-known heroes without the same stakes of a big-budget motion picture. As a result, the publisher has managed to make typically second-tier characters like Luke Cage and Jessica Jones into

LEGION’s Amber Midthunder previews FX’s ambitious new series

I’ve already expressed my undying love for LEGION on FX, which premieres tonight at 10/9c. When presented with the opportunity to chat with series star Amber Midthunder about her mysterious character, Kerry, I jumped at the chance.  Having been mind-forked by the first few episodes, I was having trouble wrapping my head around just what to say about the show beyond “hey I love it,” so I took the chance to put it in her hands.  Asked what LEGION is,

PaleyFest 2017: Guest Panelists Announced!

This morning, the Paley Center for Media updated their PaleyFest Announcement from January to include the stars that are scheduled to attend the events (and it seems like EVERYONE is coming)!  The schedule is below, now including who you can see in person (with additional guests to be announced, including who will moderate)! March 17 (7:30PM): THE WALKING DEAD cast and creatives, including Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBridge, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson, Ross Marquand, Tom Payne, Scott