Interview with Aidan Pierce Brennan

TV Interview!

Aidan Pierce Brennan

Interview with Aidan Pierce  Brennan of “NOS4A2” on AMC by Suzanne 7/30/20

This was a fun interview. He seems like a very nice, normal young man. He’s got an excellent start to his career.  He does an amazing job on NOS4A2. Don’t miss his episode this week, Sunday, 8/2 on AMC where he’ll play a young Charlie Manx!  Adult Charlie is played by Zachary Quinto, who’s the villain of the show. We finally see his backstory.

Here is the audio version of the interview.  The transcript below is edited quite a lot for clarity.

Aidan: Hi, how are you?

Suzanne: Okay, how are you, Aidan?

Aidan: I’m good. I’m good.

Suzanne: Good. So, before you were doing TV and movies, did you do any acting?

Aidan: As in theater?

Suzanne: Yes.

Aidan: I actually… I’ve never done theater, and I think that’s because I never.. I never really had that type of.. I think it really takes a lot of pure confidence to get up on that stage and project, and I don’t.. I don’t.. I never really.. I never really could do that, and I really could..no. I am not super theatrical. Which is not to say that it’s something I’ll never do because it’s something I’m definitely interested in, but I don’t think, I don’t think I have ever had that, the confidence to go up there and do that.

Suzanne: Oh. Well, I hope you’ll do it sometime because it sure is a lot of fun.

Aidan: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I love.. I love growing.

Suzanne: Yeah.

Aidan: I live right outside of the city. So, hopefully when social distancing ends, and, you know…

Suzanne: Right.

Aidan: …Out of quarantine, I’ll get to see some more plays ’cause I really like some of them.

Suzanne: Sure. And what did your parents think about your wanting to be an actor?

Aidan: Well, my mom, when she was growing up, I think she did some commercials. I think some modeling. And the movie that actually inspired me to start acting was “Stand By Me.” It’s one of my favorite movies, and River Phoenix’ performance in that, I think, really just… I mean, I watched that with my dad and, and my mom, my entire family… we watched it together and I was really blown away. I kept saying to the natural roots I.. his performance in that, how someone could create a character like this, and I just– I was raving about his performance. I was really impressed by how someone could do this, and I was telling them, I got to do this. I have to try to get into acting. I have to pursue this, and we went to this place and I said..

Suzanne: Oh, cool. So they’ve been pretty supportive the whole time.

Aidan: Absolutely. Oh, absolutely… especially my mom.

Suzanne: Great! What was the audition process like for “NOS4A2”?

Aidan:, I believe it was.. I feel like.. it was a while ago.. It was over a year ago. No, a little less than a year ago, I would say. So, I think it was just one audition, and it was in the city, I think. Yeah, and then I heard a few days later. They put me on hold for a minute and then a couple days later I found out that I got the role.  It was pretty exciting because the same day, the same call with my manager, he said that I also booked another role at the very same time.

Suzanne: Oh, great.

Aidan: So, that was.. that was pretty fun. And yeah [laughs].

Suzanne: And had you watched “NOS4A2” before that or.. or uh.. anything?

Aidan: No, but I’d heard of that. I’d heard about the book, and then I heard people start talking about the show a lot — recently, before my audition.

Suzanne: Cool.

Aidan: So when I.. when I saw that I was auditioning for “NOS4A2″… I’d heard.. I’d heard it before.

Suzanne: All right, and was it fun to film that?

Aidan: Definitely. Definitely. Charlie Manx is such a fun character to play, especially since I had a lot of freedom because I was supposed to be playing  this character that really wasn’t that Charlie Manx everyone knows… I mean, this character has a lot more innocence to him and a lot more.. and I guess a lot less.. uh, menacing and grim.I had a lot of freedom in the sense that like this character is nothing like Charlie Manx and filming that was a lot of fun.  The entire environment was very, much like the show, in the best way possible, but we filmed this wooded area.  It was right on the water, and it was really foggy, so it had this spooky atmosphere. And yeah, it was it was a great time filming, and I.. I really enjoyed playing this character.

Suzanne: And there are a lot of kids on that show. Did you hang out with them? Or were your scenes shot separately?

Aidan: My scenes were shot separately, unfortunately. But our family friend’s daughter is actually on that show.

Suzanne: Oh! [laughs]

Aidan: So yeah, she plays Millie.

Suzanne: Cool. Oh, Millie. Yeah. That’s a great character.

Aidan: Yeah. Yeah [laughs].

Suzanne: So, what do you find most fun about acting?

Aidan:  Trying to become a whole new character. I think that’s the part that really excites me the most. Just losing yourself in these characters, whether it’s just auditioning or… I have such a passion for  just transforming into someone who’s completely not like you at all and doing your best…that’s really exciting to me. I think it takes a lot of understanding the characters and listening. It takes a lot of basing it off of yourself and real life experiences… to me that’s really exciting.

Suzanne: Okay.  A lot of the shows you’ve been in are pretty violent. Are you allowed to watch them? [laughs]

Aidan: [laughs] For the most part, no. I mean, I watched most of them, and some with the scenes I was in..

Suzanne: Right.

Aidan: But for the most part, my parents don’t really let me watch that much violent stuff.

Suzanne: Right? It’s probably a good idea. [laughs]

Aidan: Right?

Suzanne: I mean, I can’t I can’t even watch The Punisher. I’m just like.. no. [laughs]

Aidan: Yeah.. yeah that is pretty scary. My.. my dad really loves that.

Suzanne: Oh, I’m sure. [laughs]

Aidan: And you know.. I watched a lot of the episodes, but not with all the violent stuff.

Suzanne: Right.

Aidan: My parents say, don’t watch that.

Suzanne: Yeah. I loved “Daredevil.” I grew up reading the comics…

Aidan: Right, right.

Suzanne: But it was a bit too violent for me.

Aidan: Right. [laughs]

Suzanne: But “The Punisher” is way worse. [laughs] I couldn’t watch that… So, you’ve been doing some movies, too. How have those been different from working in TV?

Aidan:  Well, I really haven’t had a bad experience on any set. I mean, I’m really enjoying myself, and.. TV, movies, anything.. But I think the main difference is the characters I play. So far, with TV shows, I’ve gotten to play characters… Charlie Manx, Ray Donovan, Frank Castle Jr…. I think the main difference is these characters because both sides were… With a TV job, I get to play darker characters that challenge me a little more. For a movie like “The Secret: Dare to Dream,”  I played someone pretty close to home… just a normal kid. That’s the main difference so far. I’ve had fun with either one of them, but I think the main difference so far is the characters that I got to play.

Suzanne: Okay. Yeah. I was looking over the things you’ve been in, and you often play the younger version of some guy.

Aidan: Yeah.. [laughs] Yeah.

Suzanne: That’s cool. You’ve been doing some things based on comic books. Do you read comic books for fun?

Aidan:  Yes,  I was raised into that because my uncle is very into Marvel Comics, and he would show me older comics, like the Incredible Hulk, or just mainly superhero comics. But yeah, that’s always been something that’s interesting to me.

Suzanne: Oh, I’m sure and…Oh, you got to work with Katie Holmes in the “The Secret: Dare to Dream.”   You know that she was in one of the Batman movies right?

Aidan: Yeah, yeah.

Suzanne: That must really cool-

Aidan: She’s Rachel. Yeah, I do.

Suzanne: That’s got.. yeah, do you think..

Aidan: That was.. that was cool.

Suzanne: Do you think that you’ll probably.. after the pandemic and everything… go to Comic-Con or something like that?

Aidan: I would love to..

Suzanne: Yeah.

Aidan: Since we were little, my brother and I, we obviously love everything about that.  We really like to see movies, and we really like comics.. We always have. And I’d like to go.. if my mom would take me.

Suzanne: Yeah, that’s great. are you based in LA, or New York or..?

Aidan: I’m based a little outside of New York.

Suzanne: Okay. Well, they have the New York Comic-Con there. So that would be good. [laughs]

Aidan: Right? Yeah.

Suzanne: Cool.  If you don’t mind my asking, how old are you now?

Aidan: I’m fourteen.

Suzanne: Okay, that’s good. So you’re just starting high school?

Aidan: l’m going to start high school, hopefully. I guess in a month or so.

Suzanne: Oh great, great. Are you excited?

Aidan: Oh, yeah yeah. Excited and scared.

Suzanne: Yeah. [laughs] Oh, you’ll be fine. So for “Extra Innings,” did you have to train much for all the baseball scenes?

Aidan: I did because you know previous to that…I only really played basketball and lacrosse.  I really never got around to playing baseball very much, except for little league in kindergarten.  I didn’t really know the first thing about baseball.  But I got it together with a trainer and… and even with my director.. we’ve been training in baseball a little bit. But that was hard, too, because I had to base my playing style and baseball stance off of someone else – who’s already very good at baseball – the guy who played the older version of me in the movie.

Suzanne: Right.

Aidan: So, yeah, but that was really fun, and I’m glad I got to play baseball because I really liked it.

Suzanne: Cool. Do you think you might play baseball in school? Now that you’ve done it more?

Aidan: Maybe,but baseball season is the same time as lacrosse season. They’re both in the spring. So I don’t think I’d be able to play in school, but I still watch baseball at home, and I still play baseball with my friends every once in a while.

Suzanne: Right. Well, it’s the only sport on TV right now. So.. [laughs]

Aidan: Yeah, right.

Suzanne: Yeah. My husband’s a big huge baseball fan so.. [laughs]

Aidan: Right.

Suzanne: Now, your movie “The Secret: Dare to Dream” looks good.  What can you tell us about working on that movie?

Aidan: Iit was really one of the best experiences of my life — it was all really exciting because I’ve really never had to leave school or leave home in that extended amount of time for a role, previous to that… That was, I think, two months, or maybe a month and three weeks, in New Orleans, Louisiana. And that was beyond exciting.  Of course my mom was with me, but I had to say goodbye to my brother, my dad, my dogs. And that was a little scary, but you know, when I got there, I got to work with a lot of people I respect a lot. I just had a really great time in that set, working with my family in the movie and that was.. that was really — big time — one of the best experiences of my life.

Suzanne: Cool!  Abd New Orleans is a really cool place, too.. very different from New York.

Aidan: Yeah. Yeah, I loved it there.

Suzanne: Yeah, it’s.. its beautiful there.  So what have you been doing? What have you been up to during the past four months of staying at home?

Aidan: Well…. you know… still going on auditions, but I can’t really go to the city anymore, so all of them are self tapes from home.

Suzanne: Right.

Aidan: Still watching a lot of movies almost every day. Tryin’ to play sports, tryin’ to stay active. I’m trying to convince my parents to let me hang out with my friends a little bit more, but like I’m still practicing social distancing, so I can’t really see much of them. But yeah, I mean, I’m trying to stay busy the last couple weeks.

Suzanne: Okay, cool. Well, thank you. I really appreciate you taking the time for this call.

Aidan: It’s my pleasure. Thank you so much for having me.

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Aidan booked his first role at the age of eight on the web series “Sitters.” From there, he’s continued to hone his craft on bigger and more ambitious projects including the award-winning film “Extra Innings” (Winner: Best Film, Manhattan Film Festival 2019), as well as a recurring role on the Marvel/Netflix series “The Punisher.” Making his network television debut on the cult-favorite ABC series “Forever,” he has been gaining momentum and acclaim ever since. Recently, Brennan was seen portraying a young Ray Donavon on Showtime’s series of the same name, and upcoming he’ll be seen starring opposite Katie Holmes, Jerry O’Connell and Josh Lucas in “The Secret” (Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv7Dt5_WDGE).

NOS4A2

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Season two of AMC’s NOS4A2 continues on Sunday, July 12th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, with the full season set to also simulcast on BBC America. In Sunday’s all-new episode, entitled “The Lake House,” Charlie Manx is on the hunt, Vic and her family go into hiding with Maggie and Wayne suffers mysterious nightmares while Tabitha chases a lead on Bing.

In NOS4A2’s second season, Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) remains more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Charlie, having faced his own mortality, emerges desperate for revenge against Vic. This time, he sets his sights on the person who means most to Vic – her eight-year-old son Wayne. The race for Wayne’s soul sends Vic and Charlie on a high-speed collision course, forcing both to confront the mistakes of their pasts in order to secure a hold on Wayne’s future. The series’ second season stars Emmy®-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto and rising star Ashleigh Cummings, along with Jahkara Smith, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Virginia Kull, Jonathan Langdon, Ashley Romans, Jason David and Mattea Conforti.

Based on Joe Hill’s best-selling novel of the same name, NOS4A2 is executive produced by showrunner Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels) and Hill. The series is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television.

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Aidan Pierce Brennan in "NOS4A2" as Young Charlie Manx.

Interview with Jason Weems

TV Interview!

Jason Weems

Interview with comedian Jason Weems by Suzanne 7/28/20

This interview was done via email. I watched his comedy special. He’s very funny! I hope you can check it out.

1. What age were you when you first started writing jokes or performing?

 

I was 15 or 16 when I first remember writing jokes, and I got my first taste of being on a stage (with a mic in my hand) in front of a crowd in high school. I hosted a fashion show and remember the feeling of getting big laughs from simply sharing my thoughts. It instantly grabbed me, and I fell deeply in love with comedy. It wasn’t until years later in college that I tried my first official attempt at standup. Up until that point I was the host who was surprisingly funny, but there was no pressure because there was no expectation. It’s a completely new level of pressure & expertise required when you’re announced as a comedian and people who paid money actually EXPECT for you to be funny. Let’s just say the first attempt wasn’t very fruitful, LOL.

 

2. Which comedians did you watch growing up and that influenced you?

 

I watched whoever was accessible when I first got into standup. Some of my earliest memories of standup were Comic View on BET and those HBO half-hour specials that used to come on. I was a student to it all though. The Original Kings Of Comedy had a really profound impression on me. I loved everything about that special. The ingenuity, the energy, the creativity, the jewels they dropped, it all was scripture to me. Some of my influences comedically have been Chappelle, Rock, DL Hughley, Jamie Foxx, Robin Harris, Tommy Davidson and I’ve got a ton of peers who I admire and who inspire me.

 

3. Are other people in your family funny as well?

 

Absolutely. No one that has made a website like me or anything, LOL, but definitely funny. My Father is probably my earliest comedic influence. He’s a stoic man to the majority of the world that meets him, but to his family & those closest to him, he’s a straight FOOL !!! He introduced me & my brother to an array of horribly funny movies and moments in life. You know those movies that are so terrible that they’re actually good somehow. I can still clearly remember sitting on the couch with him and my older brother when I was little watching the worst movies and just crying laughing. I’m talking straight weeping with laughter. My wife & kids are in a league of their own and ready for their own sitcom. They’re just waiting on the right money deal to come through. They make me run away laughing its so damn funny.

 

4. Doing standup, do you travel a lot? Is your wife supportive of that?

 

I did a fair amount of traveling pre-Rona, pre-Dying & pre-Fatherhood, but I try to keep it as close to home as possible nowadays. I’m not a big national name just yet (hopefully my new comedy special Unknown changes that), so I really try to make the gigs I take make sense. My family is priority one always for me, so really being selective with my calendar is important. I take my boys to school and pick them up daily. I do homework with them and never miss a thing, so I select shows that support that. Shows that I can drive to and be back home by the morning to get my boys up. The ones I get on a plane for are either career-advancing opportunities or bank account advancing opportunities. Everything else is a hard pass, LOL. Luckily, my wife who is my biggest fan has always supported me in all things comedy. She is in many ways the catalyst that finally made me take the full leap into it.

 

5. Have you gotten much feedback from fans or others since you almost died? Obviously there’s been a lot of press…

 

So much. I’ve had too many meaningful exchanges with folks to remember them all, but there has been a ton of feedback. All positive. Whether its been people commenting on my story who heard Season 3 of First Day Back Podcast where the entire ordeal is masterfully documented by Tally Abecassis, or folks who came to the filming of my latest comedy special Unknown which drops on Amazon August 4th, 2020. A lot of people have reached out sharing their own tales with death & their feelings surrounding it all. I’ve had some really great conversations and connections with folks.

 

6. Did you go to college, and if so, what did you major in?

 

Indeed I did. I attended the mighty Morgan State University here in my beautiful hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. I kind of majored in Elementary Education, but they were tripping, so I took the quick exit and graduated with a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences. Which is a fancy way of saying Home Economics aka “I Wasted 40 Grand Mom & Dad”.

 

7. How many years have you been doing standup?

 

September 27, 2006 is my standup comedy anniversary. So this fall will mark 14 years for me if the world doesn’t self destruct before then.

 

8. Who is the most famous comedian that you’ve met while doing comedy and traveling?

 

I’ve met a lot of famous comics during my years of service, LOL, but hands down it would have to be Dave Chappelle. The funniest thing, it wasn’t even in a comedy environment. It wasn’t at a club, or in Los Angeles or NYC at some late night spot. It was right here in my lovely hometown of Baltimore, Maryland at a fundraiser for his God-brother Ben Jealous who was running as the Democratic nominee for Governor here in Maryland. My wife Dionne Joyner- Weems and one of her closest friends and business partners Shelonda Stokes finagled the opportunity for me to attend and I took full advantage of it. I’m a big fan of still writing by hand, and for buying beautiful blank cards and writing real sentiments to those you love and care for. Dave Chappelle is one of those people for me, so that’s what I did. I found the greatest blank card and spilled all of my thoughts & gratitude for him into it. I wasn’t sure how I was gonna get it in his hands and how it would be received, but I wasn’t leaving that swanky ass garden party without giving one of my greatest inspirations his flowers while he is here. About 30 minutes into the soirée, my wife and I were speaking to the hosts of the event about their lovely home when I saw Chappelle and his publicist Carla Simms walk-in (lovely woman). I gave my wife the “Chappelle and his publicist Carla Simms just walked in eyes” and I broke away from telling the host that his home was lovely, LOL. By the time I made it out to the garden area, Chappelle was already swarmed by everybody and their ancestors. I played it cool, and the universe conspired. A few minutes later, it was as if the comedic forces that govern our world saw fit that we meet. We bumped into each other and got caught into a great quick conversation. We talked about standup briefly, I made him spit laugh, push me and run in the opposite direction which is one of the highest compliments in comedic black culture and I was able to personally hand him my 4 page handwritten card and express to him verbally his impact on my trajectory in life. It was powerful and a moment I’ll always hold close.

 

9. Did your doctors ever tell you why your nebulizer didn’t work well enough that night that you died?

 

That sentiment was never relayed to me exactly. They feel like the most likely culprit was a glass of wine I sipped at the venue prior to going on stage that night in Philly (May 3, 2017). My pulmonologist feels that it was the sulfites found in the wine & even possibly the type of barrel that wine was stored in (my pulmonologist is also a part-time detective). And I had unfortunately already collapsed by the time the folks who tried to assist me hooked my nebulizer up (I need a new pit crew, lol).

 

10. Do you have better control of your asthma now?

 

I feel like I do, but I did on May 3, 2017, too. I take all of my prescribed meds, exercise, eat right and pray, not much more I can do. It’s a scary reality of mine, but my reality nonetheless.

 

11. Is performing in clubs and being on the road bad for your asthma (is there a lot of smoking, for instance)?

 

It can be. Most of the venues I choose to work are pretty good about regulating that type of stuff in the areas the performers are in, but there is of course some of that to a certain degree (even if it’s from peers). The stress of traveling, sleeping in airports, and driving insanely long distances can be detrimental, which is why I avoid it as much as “financially feasible” right now, LOL.

 

12. What plans or preparations have you made since almost dying? For example, seeing a financial planner, etc.

 

Life Insurance was ramped up immediately after & my travel schedule shifted (as outlined in question 4) to accommodate my health concerns. Oh, and I stopped drinking wine IMMEDIATELY !!! #DamnThatWine

 

13. Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s on it?

 

To not die from asthma. To see every continent. To sell my script & develop my sitcom. To see my kids grow up & their kids grow up. To put out more comedy specials. For this comedy special Jason Weems: Unknown to do something insane that no one ever expected. To secure my kid’s financial futures & their kid’s financial futures from doing what I love. To walk outside without a face mask & damn flame thrower would be nice.

 

14. Have your kids ever heard or seen daddy perform, or are they too young?

 

They have actually seen me two times now. My boys are 8 & 6 (twins). The first time they accompanied me to a show I had at The Kennedy Center while my wife was away for a work retreat. They got to see Daddy in another element as they waited with myself and a few other comics in the green room that night. They sat backstage as I closed the show, and I brought them out on stage to uproarious applause at the end of the night. The second time is when we filmed “Jason Weems: Unknown” before a Sold-Out crowd. That night was electric, and folks can get some of that electricity on August 4th when it begins streaming on Amazon.

 

15. How did you and your wife meet?

 

We met our first day of college on the steps of Holmes Hall at our beloved Morgan State University here in Baltimore. Our relationship grew into a deep friendship as we served in student government together (I was class king & she was class president), and we began dating officially our Junior year. Although everybody said they knew we were together since that first day of college on the steps of Holmes Hall. And we stillllllll together, LOL.

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Jason Weems

Jason Weems, proud Baltimore native and renowned comic known for his quick wit and drive for life since he died for 5 minutes in 2017, has a brand new hour of comedy coming out at the top of August 2020, on 800 Pound Gorilla Pictures, available everywhere comedy is sold or streamed in both video and audio album format.

Jason Weems is a comedic genius, actor and writer who has been featured on NBC’S Last Comic Standing, Fox and HBO. In 2014, his online series “The Lunchtime Show” premiered on Marlon Wayans’ comedy platform WhatTheFunny.com.

Weems began performing comedy after getting hit extremely hard in JF football; he slid under the opposing team’s bench and his shoes came off. After he got that laugh, the rest is history. He’s always been able to see the humor in anything around him. It took years before he finally found his way to a mic, but he says his first attempt was even funnier than the shoes coming off.

He is a long-time favorite in the DMV who has headlined at premier comedy clubs and festivals nationally, including the exclusive “invitation-only” Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Film critics have also recognized Jason’s emotional range in his lead role in the comedic drama, “Wits End”.

JASON WEEMS

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Jason Weems, proud Baltimore native and renowned comic known for his quick wit and drive for life since he died for 5 minutes in 2017, has a brand new hour of comedy, Unknown coming out at the top of August 2020, on 800 Pound Gorilla Pictures, available everywhere comedy is sold or streamed in both video and audio album format. 

On May 3, 2017, Jason Weems died after a stand-up performance in Philadelphia. No pulse. No heartbeat. 5-minutes. He awoke 16-hours later in the hospital labeled as “Unknown”. This life altering experience re-ignited his comedic drive to never allow his life or his talent to be overlooked again. The Guardian and Washington Post spoke to Weems early last year about the event which largely informs the upcoming hour of new material. The New Yorker covered his 6-part series on the award winning podcast, First Day Back as well, which gives listeners an in-depth description of his near-death experience. 

With vast themes including hope, resilience, life & death, Weems finds his way to levity and joy in Unknown.

Jason Weems’ love & spark for comedy goes all the back to his childhood where chronic asthma kept him sidelined from many everyday activities. He spent many days sitting on his apartment steps watching other kids play freely & observing every detail of life. During these times and countless hospitalizations, he discovered his ability to shift the energy in a room with his words and observations. It was a liberating feeling that allowed him to not feel captive to his condition. 

As years went on, he discovered that often the funniest things came from moments that started out misfortunately. Like a moment during his very brief JV high school football playing days, where he was hit so hard that he slid under the opposing team’s bench and lost his shoes (both of them). His embarrassing incident ended up being a go to story around friends, and it brought Weems to realize how much he loved finding the humor even in his most unfortunate moments. 

Years later, his response to his near-death experience was no different. In fact, before Weems even left the hospital he was writing jokes, asking his wife to note them in his cell phone so he wouldn’t forget.

Jason Weems is a comedic genius, actor and writer who has been featured on NBC’S Last Comic Standing, Fox and HBO. In 2014, his online series The Lunchtime Show premiered on Marlon Wayans’ comedy platform WhatTheFunny.com.

He is a long-time favorite in the DMV who has headlined at premier comedy clubs and festivals nationally, including the exclusive “invitation-only” Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Film critics have also recognized Jason’s emotional range in his lead role in the comedic drama, Wits End

Jason Weems Online:

Website: http://jasonweemscomedy.com

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Y&R Character Description – Michael Baldwin

Michael Baldwin

Michael

Written By Darlene
on April 27, 2013

Michael Baldwin is the son of Gloria Bardwell and River Baldwin and brother of Kevin Fisher and Eden Baldwin.  He is married to Lauren Fenmore Baldwin and they have a son, Fen Baldwin.

Michael comes from a family of people who’ve made mistakes in their pasts.  However, unlike the rest of his family, Michael has completely changed his ways.  He is a lawyer and former district attorney.  He is highly regarded and sought after when people need legal representation or advice.

Michael struggles with his past, in that he fears Fen inherited his anger problems and will lash out as he once did.

Michael is a brilliant attorney and an even better friend.  He is sometimes lured into unsavory situations by his family members or his good friend, Phyllis Newman.

Parents: Gloria and River Baldwin
Children: Fenmore Baldwin
Siblings: Kevin Fisher (maternal half-brother), Eden Baldwin (paternal half-sister)
Nieces and Nephews: Bella Fisher

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Y&R Character Description – Lauren Fenmore Baldwin

Lauren Fenmore Baldwin

Lauren

Lauren Fenmore Baldwin
Played By Tracey E. Bregman
Written By Darlene
on 5/2/14

Lauren Fenmore started out as a young singer in a band with Danny Romalotti.  Besides singing, her favorite thing to do was terrorize poor Traci Abbott.  This went on for years until she met local private detective Paul Williams.  They fell in love and married, but their marriage was full of turmoil.  Later, they divorced and Lauren married a doctor named Scott Granger.  They had a baby together, but a psychotic nurse named Sheila Carter switched the babies and took little Scotty as her own.  Lauren eventually reclaimed her son; but, through the years, Sheila has found ways to cause havoc in Lauren’s life.

Lauren is married to attorney Michael Baldwin, making her the sister-in-law of Kevin Fisher and daughter-in-law of Gloria Bardwell.  Lauren and Michael have a son together, Fenmore.  Lauren owns the upscale department store, Fenmore’s, along with her sister Jill.  She is friends with most people in town and is very well liked and respected.  She seldom gets herself into trouble like her younger self did.  She is often the voice of reason when friends or family aren’t thinking clearly.

Lauren and Michael may seem like a couple that could live through anything, and they have for the most part. Sheila has been gone for several years now, but who knows what kind of mayhem can come from her legacy?

Parents: Neil Fenmore and Joannna Manning, Siblings: Jill Abbott (paternal half-sister), Children: Scott Grainger Jr., Dylan Fenmore (legal, deceased), Fenmore Baldwin, Nieces and Nephews: Phillip Chancellor III, Billy Abbott,  Great Nieces and Nephews: Delia, Johnny and Katie Abbott, Philip “Chance” Chancellor IV

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Y&R Character Description – Kyle Abbott

Kyle Abbott

Kyle

In recent years, Kyle has had two love interests, Summer and Lola. When Lola needed a kidney transplant, Kyle learned that Summer was a match. He offered to marry Summer in exchange for her kidney, with an agreement to stay married for a period of one year. However, Kyle broke things off and went back to Lola shortly after she made a full recovery. Kyle married Lola, but less than a year later, he admitted that he made a mistake and that Summer was the woman for him. When it comes to his professional life, Kyle is more sure of what he wants. He’s worked his way up the ranks at Jabot and he wants to run a company some day. He is not above betraying his relatives in pursuit of that goal; he teamed up with Victor once to take Jabot from Jack, and when Billy was CEO, Kyle exploited Billy’s gambling addiction in hopes of getting him fired. It’s been a long time since Kyle did anything too underhanded, so those days might be behind him. 

Grandparents –  Paternal: – John Abbott Sr. and Dina Mergeron, Maternal: Kyle Jenkins and Unknown
Parents: Jack Abbott and Diane Jenkins
Siblings: Keemo Abbott (paternal half-brother)
Paternal Aunts and Uncles: Traci, Ashley and Billy Abott, Eric Vanderway
Cousins: Abby Newman, Colleen Carlton, Theo Vanderway, Cordelia, Johnny and Katie Abbott

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Y&R Character Description – Kevin Fisher

Kevin Fisher

Kevin

Written By Darlene
on March 13, 2013

We met Kevin when he was an internet predator and he gave Lily Winters Chlamydia.  He tried to kill Colleen Carlton.  Later, he threatened Lauren Fenmore.  Still, he was forgiven by most people and became a decent citizen and business owner.

Kevin grew up in an abusive home.  His father, Terrible Tom Fisher, used to lock him in the closet.  Kevin is now claustrophobic.  Long after he changed for the better, a man named Clint took advantage of Kevin’s state of mind and forced him to rob banks dressed as a chipmunk, something Kevin is reminded of often by some Genoa City citizens like Billy Abbott.

Kevin is married to Chloe Mitchell Fisher, who has made some pretty outrageous mistakes herself.  It is this unpredictable behavior that makes them so interesting.  One or both of them is/are usually cooking up some sort of scheme.

Like most people in Genoa City who’ve turned their lives around, Kevin is close to Katherine Chancellor, whose maid, Esther, is Kevin’s mother-in-law.

Michael Baldwin is Kevin’s brother.  He understands Kevin and why he does the things he does, because Michael witnessed the abuse Kevin endured growing up and he, himself, turned his life around after spending some time in prison.

Kevin Fisher is a young man who has walked the line between right and wrong his entire life.  There is something about him, though, that makes us root for him.  Like Kevin says, maybe he brings out the chipmunk in all of us.

Parents: Tom Fisher and Gloria Baldwin
Spouse: Chloe Mitchell
Children: Bella Fisher
Siblings: Michael Baldwin
Nieces and Nephews: Fenmore Baldwin

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Y&R Character Description – Jack Abbott

Jack Abbott

Jack

John Abbott Jr, AKA – Jack is a former playboy who slept with many of the models from Jabot, and after sleeping with him, the women would ask him to make them the lead model. Diane Jenkins tried this but ended up falling head over heels for him. However, Jack decided to marry Patti Williams (Paul’s sister) to show his father that he had grown up. He still saw Diane and even slept with her on the day of his wedding to Patti; Jill set it up so that a pregnant Patti would find Jack and Diane together. This caused her to miscarry. After making plans to move out of the house and have another baby, Patti overheard Jack making plans to have a vasectomy.  Patti was so enraged she shot Jack three times, causing him to become paralyzed. He eventually recovered.

Jack and Victor Newman are long time bitter rivals. Jack married Nikki, Victor’s ex and true love. They had a son together, but he was born prematurely and died.

Jack found out that a woman he had loved while he was serving in Vietnam had had his child, whom she named Keemo. Luan and Jack were married, but she died from a terminal illness.

Diane returned to town and she and Jack were engaged, but Victor stole her away and they were married. In order to keep Victor, Diane stole sperm she thought was Victor’s to enable her to have a child. However, it turned out to be Jack’s sperm so they now have a child, Kyle.

Jack began courting Phyllis Summers to spy on Newman, but he fell in love with her and they were married. He stood by her when she went to trial for arson and trying to kill Diane. She was acquitted after evidence was found that Diane had set the fire to frame Phyllis. Jack and Phyllis used this to gain custody of his son, Kyle.

Family — Mother: Dina Abbott Mergeron, father: John Abbott, Children: Keemo Abbott, Kyle Abbott, Paternal half brother: Billy Abbott, Maternal half sister: Ashley Abbott, Maternal half brother: Eric Vanderway, Sister: Traci Abbott Carlton Connelly, nieces: Abby Newman, Colleen Carlton, Cordelia and Katie Abbott, Nephews: Theo Vanderway, Johnny Abbott

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Y&R Character Description – Devon Hamilton

Devon Hamilton

Devon

Written By Darlene
on January 21, 2013

Devon Hamilton met Lily Winters while doing community service in Genoa City.  Lily befriended him and introduced him to her parents, Neil and Drucilla Winters.  Devon’s mother, Yolanda, was a drug addict and unable to properly take care of her son.  Drucilla convinced Neil they should become Devon’s foster parents.  They also tried to help Yolanda.  That plan seemed to work until Yolanda misinterpreted Neil’s feelings for her and made a pass at him.  Yolanda left town and Neil and Drucilla adopted Devon.

Devon was diagnosed with meningitis and lost his hearing.  He was given cochlear implants to help.  In spite of his hearing impairment, Devon has a love for music and is very talented.

In 2008, Drucilla fell over a cliff during a scuffle with Phyllis Newman.  Her body was never found, but she was presumed dead.

Devon’s Aunt Tyra and her daughter, Ana, came to town and were welcomed by the Winters family.  Ana has a talent for music, like Devon.

Devon’s great aunt revealed that she isn’t really related to Devon at all and Ana is the daughter of Yolanda, making her his sister.  Tyra explained that she took Ana in because Yolanda was unable to care for her.

By this time, Neil was remarried to Karen, but he and Tyra couldn’t ignore their attraction for each other and had an affair.  Devon was witness to this and became very angry.  As Devon and Tyra argued, they succumbed to passion and had sex.  Devon’s girlfriend, Roxanne, walked in on them and broke up with him for a short time, but he convinced her it wouldn’t happen again.

Katherine Chancellor gave Ana a scholarship to go to school for her singing and Tyra decided to join her.  Tyra and Ana left town but not after damage had been done.  Besides the Devon/Roxanne break up, Karen divorced Neil.

In 2011, it was revealed that Devon’s father was none other than Tucker McCall, who once traveled with rock bands on the road.  Yolanda was a groupie who had a relationship with Tucker.  Yolanda wrote Tucker a note, but she never let him meet his son.  Despite all his resources, he never bothered to search for his child.

Upon realizing that Devon was his son, Tucker wanted a relationship with him.  Yolanda came back to town with a new name, Harmony.  Harmony was clean and sober and wanted to bond with Devon and Ana.  Katherine Chancellor, who was Devon’s new grandmother and an alcoholic herself, took Harmony in and helped her stay sober.  Harmony discovered she was still attracted to Neil and this time he reciprocated.

Devon eventually made peace with Harmony and Katherine, but remained skeptical of Tucker, who seemed to care more about business than family.  Harmony left Genoa City to be closer to Ana in spite of her growing relationships with both Devon and Neil.

Devon found the music business to be very slow in Wisconsin, so he joined Neil, Lily, and Lily’s husband Cane to work at Jabot.

 

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Updated 7/28/20 by Christine

Y&R Character Description – Chloe Mitchell Fisher

Chloe Mitchell Fisher

Chloe

Chloe Mitchell Fisher
Played By Elizabeth Hendrickson
Written By Darlene

on October 26, 2012

Chloe Mitchell came into this world as Kate Valentine, daughter of Katherine Chancellor’s maid, Esther Valentine.  She was sent to boarding school at a young age.  Several years later, Chloe Mitchell arrived in Genoa City to be a fashion coach for Lily Winters, who won the “Fresh Face of Jabot” contest.

When Chloe found out she was pregnant, she tricked Cane Ashby, Lily’s boyfriend, into thinking he was the father by getting him drunk and staging a “morning after” scene.  Cane married Chloe, and we found out that Chloe really was Kate Valentine.  Billy Abbott returned to Genoa City and, knowing he was the real father of Chloe’s baby, let Cane believe Cane was the father.  The truth finally came to light, though, and Cane got back together with Lily while Billy married Chloe.  Chloe had a daughter they named Cordelia (Delia for short), but the marriage was a disaster.  Billy’s heart belonged to Mackenzie Browning.  Chloe and Billy were divorced and she started dating Billy’s nephew, Chance.  Chloe and Chance became engaged but broke up when he could not contain his feelings for Heather Stevens.  To get even and make Chance jealous, Chloe slept with his half-brother, Ronan Malloy.  Chloe talked Kevin Fisher into letting her move in to his apartment.  They became best friends and eventually lovers.  Kevin and Chloe were married with Delia’s blessing.

Chloe and Kevin have had their ups and downs but value their marriage and friendship.  They are involved in a joint business venture with Adam and Chelsea Newman called TagNGrab, a fashion website.

Chloe is a wise-cracking bundle of energy who brings fun amongst all the drama in Genoa City.  She usually acts before she thinks, but she has matured a lot since returning home with a chip on her shoulder.

Parents: Esther Valentine (Mother), Tiny (Father)
Children: Cordelia Abbott, Bella Fisher

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SCRIPTED SHOWS

  • ABC United We Fall: Participation Trophy (7/29) Show More
    BILL AND JO WORK ON KICKING EMILY’S BAD HABIT WITH CHUY’S ASSISTANCE, WHILE SANDY’S GIVING WAYS CATCH UP TO HER, ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘UNITED WE FALL’ WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 Promo
    “Participation Trophy” – In an attempt to get Emily interested in something other than her iPad, Bill and Jo enroll her in her uncle Chuy’s soccer clinic. Meanwhile, Sandy’s infamous gift-giving habit gets out of hand on an all-new episode of “United We Fall,” WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG)
    “Participation Trophy” is written by Jessica Combs, Stephanie Escajeda and Carissa Kosta, and directed by Mark Cendrowski.
    FAMILY IS A TRICKY THING, ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ WEDNESDAY, JULY 29″Stolen” – After Enoch’s sacrifice propelled them out of the time storm, the team arrives back in 1983 where Nathanial and Kora are hard at work building an army of hand-selected anarchist Inhumans at Afterlife. When the agents split up to cover more ground, Daisy is tasked with protecting Jiaying and is compelled to confront her mother for the first time since her death; while the others quickly learn they’ll need to face yet another supercharged former enemy in order to stop Malick on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” airing WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, V)Guest starring is Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman, Thomas E. Sullivan, James Paxton, Dianne Doan, Tipper Newton and Byron Mann.”Stolen” teleplay is by George Kitson & Mark Leitner, with story by Mark Linehan Bruner and directed by Garry A. Brown. Promo 
  • AMC/BBC NOS4A2 – Sunday, July 26, 10:00PM Show More
    THE HOURGLASS (SEASON 2/EPISODE 6) Promo
    Maggie puts herself in danger while attempting to take a dark, strong creative off the board.
  • Comedy Central Corporate – Wednesday, July 29, 10:30PM Show More
    BLACK DOG (SEASON 3/EPISODE 2) Promo
    Matt grows increasingly worried about Jake’s bleak outlook on life. Hampton DeVille brainstorms a new company logo.
  • The CW DC’s Stargirl – Tuesday, July 28 Show More
    “Shining Knight” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV) Promo
    A BLAST FROM THE PAST – Courtney’s (Brec Bassinger) life gets turned upside down when someone from her past arrives in Blue Valley. Meanwhile, Pat (Luke Wilson) uncovers new information about the ISA’s plan and Jordan (Neil Jackson) makes a surprising discovery at work. Jennifer Phang directed the episode written by Geoff Johns (#111). Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Meg DeLacy and Christopher James Baker also star. Original airdate 7/28/2020. Every episode of DC’s STARGIRL will be available to stream on CWTV.com and The CW App the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW Tell Me A Story – Tuesday, July 28 Show More
    SERIES PREMIERE – “Chapter 1: Hope” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLSV) (HDTV) Promo
    SERIES PREMIERE – Classic fairytales converge in modern-day New York City with an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. Troubled teen Kayla (Danielle Campbell) and her father, Tim (Sam Jaeger), try to make a fresh start at Tim’s mother’s (Kim Cattrall) home in New York City. Estranged siblings Gabe (Davi Santos) and Hannah (Dania Ramirez) are reunited under extreme circumstances. Jordan (James Wolk) and his girlfriend, Beth (guest star Spencer Grammer) can’t see eye-to-eye on their future together. Also starring Paul Wesley, Billy Magnussen, Dorian Crossmond Missick, Michael Raymond-James and Zabryna Guevera (#101). The episode was written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Liz Friedlander. The CW original airdate 7/28/2020. Every episode of TELL ME A STORY will be available to stream on CWTV.com and The CW App the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW Bulletproof – Wednesday, July 29 Show More
    SEASON FINALE – “Episode 8” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV) Promo
    DOMINO’S WILL FALL – Bishop (Noel Clarke), Pike (Ashley Walters) and the rest of the Unit go off-book in an effort to bring down Alex (Stavros Zalmas) and Mikey (Ben Tavassoli) Markides once and for all, but when Cockridge (Lee Ross) interferes the raid goes disastrously wrong and the Unit are left emptyhanded. The episode was directed by Sarmad Masud and written by Noel Clarke and Jerome Bucchan-Nelson (#208). Original airdate 7/29/2020.
  • Disney+ Muppets Now – Friday, July 31 Show More
    Premiere Episode 101 – “Due Date” Promo
    “Muppets Now” is The Muppets Studio’s first unscripted series and first original series for Disney+. In the six-episode season, Scooter rushes to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. They are due now, and he’ll need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions, and complications the rest of the Muppet gang throws at him. Media Kit.
  • HBO Perry Mason – Sunday, July 26, 9:00PM Show More
    CHAPTER 6 (SEASON 1/EPISODE 6) Promo
    Emily’s trial begins and a damning witness testimony takes center stage, while Mason attempts to recover from a shaky start. Meanwhile, in their search for clues that might lead to an exoneration, Della and Strickland investigate a potential connection between Detective Ennis and Charlie’s kidnappers. Later, Mason considers betraying Drake’s trust to give his client an edge in court, and Birdy urges Sister Alice to scrap her Easter Sunday plan before it’s too late.
  • HBO I May Destroy You – Monday, July 27, 9:00PM Show More
    LINE SPECTRUM BORDER (SEASON 1/EPISODE 8) Promo
    Reeling from a demoralizing development in the investigation, Arabella hatches a risky plan to “spark joy”—and convinces an adverse Terry to bankroll it. Still navigating the fallout of his own assault, Kwame challenges himself to explore the full spectrum of his sexuality.
  • HBO MAX Frayed – Thursday, July 30 Show More
    First Season Promo
    Set in 1989, this comedy follows the journey of Sammy Cooper, a fabulously wealthy London housewife who is forced to return to her hometown in Newcastle, Australia. In coming home, Sammy must revisit her past and the events that led her to flee as a teenager years ago.
    Complete First Season – Promo
    Written, co-directed, executive produced and starring O-T Fagbenle (Black Widow, The Handmaid’s Tale), Maxxx centers around a formerly famous boyband star who tries to make his music comeback and prove to the world that he isn’t a washed-up, old has-been. To get his career back on track Maxxx tries to convince his former manager Don Wild, played by Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU, The Handmaid’s Tale) to take him back but he has other ideas and recruits the help of wannabe manager Tamzin, played by Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots).
  • Hulu In My Skin – Thursday, July 30 Show More
    Complete First Season – Promo
    Coming-of-age story about 16-year-old Bethan, who deals with the comical but painfully real anxieties and insecurities of teenage life, along with the stark reality of a home life that is far removed from what she projects to her friends. Directed by Lucy Forbes (The End of the F***ing World) and written by Kayleigh Llewellyn. The pilot episode of In My Skin won two BAFTA Cymru awards for Best Drama and Best Actress.
  • Netflix Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Thursday, July 30 Show More
    Series Premiere – Promo
    As the Autobots and Decepticons ravage their planet in a brutal civil war, two iconic leaders emerge in the Transformers universe’s origin story.
    Complete First Season Promo
    In a secret act of skillful revenge, four private school classmates team up and work together to expose a string of schoolwide injustices.
  • Ovation The Code – Saturday, August 1 Show More
    Series Premiere – Promo
    Based on the success of its recent mystery titles such as Frankie Drake Mysteries, Murdoch Mysteries and Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will air Australian crime drama The Code, starring Dan Spielman (Stateless), Ashley Zukerman (Succession) and Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead), starting Saturday, August 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback to the cool corridors of power in Canberra, The Code tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret. Ned Banks (Dan Spielman) has spent the last ten years juggling a stalling career as an online journalist with the care of his talented but troubled brother Jesse (Ashley Zukerman). Ned thinks his big break has finally come after coming in contact with Alex Wisham (Lucy Lawless), a local schoolteacher. Two of her students are involved in a car accident; she has phone footage of the crash. With Jesse’s help, Ned is able to clean up the video. Its contents are shocking, and the decision to publish will light the wick on a story too explosive to be contained.
  • Quibi Don’t Look Deeper – Monday, July 27 Show More
    In near-future California, high school senior Aisha learns a dark secret about herself. She goes from dreams of graduation and college…to suddenly running for her life. Promo
  • Showtime The Chi – Sunday, July 26, 9:00PM Show More
    WOO WOO WOO (SEASON 3/EPISODE 6) Promo
    Kevin’s birthday finds him in far from a celebrating mood. Ronnie takes his grandmother Ms. Ethel on a whirl back in time. Emmett goes on a cannabis run with Tiff. Douda’s campaign hits another speed bump when a past wound draws fresh blood.
  • Showtime Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – Sunday, June 28, 10:00PM Show More
    DAY OF THE DEAD (SEASON 1/EPISODE 10) Promo
    Peter Craft, Elsa and the boys are trapped in their car amid a riot as Tiago tries to help Mateo. Townsend celebrates the sudden rise of his political fortunes. Tiago and Molly face reality about their relationship and Molly confronts Miss Adelaide. Lewis and Tiago rush to protect Brian from the Nazis. The Vega family gathers for a moving Day of the Dead ceremony.
  • Starz P-Valley – Sunday, July 26, 8:00PM Show More
    HIGHER GROUND (SEASON 1/EPISODE 3) Promo
    Autumn dons a bold new look and learns the rules of working a “regular” from The “Trinity,” each of whom receives a visit from her favorite repeat customer. Meanwhile, Uncle Clifford learns about big changes coming to Chucalissa.
  • Syfy Wynonna Earp – Sunday, July 26, 10:00PM Show More
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN (SEASON 4/EPISODE 1) Promo
    Wynonna Earp races to find a way into the Garden before her sister is trapped forever. 
  • TBS American Dad – Monday, July 27, 10:00PM Show More
    FIRST; DO NO FARM (SEASON 15/EPISODE 14) Promo
    Concerned that Hayley is too soft-hearted, Stan attempts to make her “farm tough” by turning the house into an urban homestead.
  • TNT The Alienist: Angel of Darkness – Sunday, July 26, 9:00PM Show More
    LABYRINTH (SEASON 2/EPISODE 3) Promo
    Sara persuades a young nurse to disclose what happens behind closed doors. Meanwhile, Kreizler is convinced that hypnosis might unlock the traumatic memories of Señora Linares, and Moore introduces Sara to a well-connected friend to further the investigation.
  • TNT The Alienist: Angel of Darkness – Sunday, July 26, 10:01PM Show More
    GILDED CAGE (SEASON 2/EPISODE 4) Promo
    The clock is ticking for the team to locate baby Ana. Meanwhile, Sara worries about her young undercover detective Bitsy Sussman, and William Randolph Hearst hosts a lavish ball celebrating his goddaughter Violet’s engagement to Moore.

 

NON-FICTION

  • ABC News Announces a Prime-Time Special on Regis Philbin, His Life and Legacy as a Television Pioneer
    Show More
    Airing Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST) ‘Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro – A Special Edition of 20/20’
    Airs Tuesday, July 28 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC
    ABC News today announced a prime-time special on television pioneer Regis Philbin, his life and his legacy as the legendary host of the “Live” morning franchise for 28 years – following his passing last Friday. The special edition of “20/20” features an exclusive interview with “Live with Kelly and Ryan” host Kelly Ripa, Philbin’s former co-host for a decade. The program will also include Philbin’s final television interview with Jimmy Kimmel in March 2020, as well as interviews with his co-hosts through the years including Kathie Lee Gifford and Mary Hart; interviews with his childhood friends; a tour of the Bronx where he grew up; an emotional surprise visit with students at his high school; and a trip down memory lane with Philbin screening some of his favorite clips of “Live.” “Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro – A Special Edition of 20/20” airs Tuesday, July 28 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
    David Sloan is senior executive producer. John R. Green is executive producer. Matt Lombardi is co-executive producer.
    Airing Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST) New ‘What Would You Do?’ Features Scenarios on Racial Bias, Aging Out of the Foster Care System, Sobriety and More
    A new episode of “What Would You Do?” will feature thought-provoking scenarios on racial bias, aging out of the foster care system, sobriety and more. “What Would You Do?”airs Tuesday, July 28 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. “What Would You Do?” with anchor John Quiñones reveals how people behave when they think no one is watching by using hidden cameras to record real reactions to thought-provoking scenarios created by actors.
    Tuesday, July 28, scenarios include the following:
    When a young woman applies for a job at a café, the manager points out that she didn’t fill out a home address on her application. She explains that she isn’t sure where she’ll be living as she is soon due to age out of foster care. The teenager emphasizes that she is responsible, but the manager tells her she can’t take any chances and needs to hire someone that is reliable. How will people nearby react?
    A woman is out on a date with an Asian man. The date seems to be going well, but then the woman stereotypes her date as smart, asking him, “Can you just imagine if we had children? They would be so attractive and smart!” How will those who overhear the conversation respond? Will bystanders’ reactions change if a Black actor plays the woman’s date and she stereotypes him as athletic?
    At a bar, a wife pressures her husband to have a drink with her. The husband shares that he’s decided to try a period of sobriety after becoming concerned he has issues with alcohol. His wife accuses him of not being any fun. Will others say something when they overhear the conversation? Actor Ben Curtis, famous for having been “The Dell Dude” and a veteran “What Would You Do?” actor, plays the part of the husband and shares his own story of sobriety.
    A bride-to-be asks one of her bridesmaids to meet her for lunch. However, their conversation sours when the woman tells her bridesmaid she’s been kicked out of the wedding. The bride argues that her friend is not fulfilling her duties as a bridesmaid, so she would like her to step down and hand in her dress. Will people nearby side with the bride or bridesmaid?
    A mother and her 12-year-old son are setting up for the child’s birthday party at a restaurant. After time passes, the mother realizes that none of her son’s classmates are showing up to the party. The mother explains to the waitress about all the classmates she invited and the invitations she sent out. Will fellow diners say or do anything?
    Ethan Nelson is executive producer, David Sloan is senior executive producer and Michaela Dowd is director of “What Would You Do?” for Lincoln Square Productions.
  • ABC NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew: NBA Restart (7/25) Show More
    ‘NBA COUNTDOWN PRESENTED BY MOUNTAIN DEW: NBA RESTART,’ A TWO-HOUR LIVE ABC PRIME-TIME SPECIAL, TO AIR SATURDAY, JULY 25
    ESPN’s ‘NBA Countdown’ Team Led by Host Maria Taylor to Preview the NBA Seeding Games
    “NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew: NBA Restart,” led by host Maria Taylor and featuring analysts Paul Pierce, Jalen Rose, Jay Williams and ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, will air live, SATURDAY, JULY 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
    The ESPN produced special will also include special guest interviews and live reports from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida – home of the NBA season. The show will originate from ESPN studios with Wojnarowski reporting from Lake Buena Vista.
  • ABC Holey Moley: Porta Party (7/30) Show More
    Airing Thursday, July 30, 2020 (8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST) on ABC
    “Porta Party” – TBA
  • ABC Don’t: Don’t Meet Your Heroes (7/30) Show More
    THE LONG FAMILY FROM WASHINGTON STATE JOIN FORCES AS THEY ATTEMPT TO WIN $100,000 ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ABC’S ‘DON’T,’ THURSDAY, JULY 30
    “Don’t Meet Your Heroes” – Army vet Fallon, her retired Army Special Operations husband, Mitch, his wacky baby sister Shalom and Coulee Dam hydro mechanic cousin Monte from Washington state attempt to conquer challenges – “Don’t Miss,” “Don’t Embarrass Yourself,” “Don’t Beat Yourself Up,” “Don’t Blink” and “Don’t Get Tired” – in hopes of winning $100,000 on an all-new episode of “Don’t,” THURSDAY, JULY 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14)
  • ABC To Tell the Truth: Joel McHale, Oliver Hudson, Nikki Glaser, Vivica A. Fox (7/30) Show More
    Airing Thursday, July 30, 2020
    (10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST) on ABC.
    “Joel McHale, Oliver Hudson, Nikki Glaser, Vivica A. Fox” – TBA
  • Bravo The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Wednesday, July 29, 9:00PM Show More
    ROMAN RUMORS (SEASON 10/EPISODE 13)
    TBA
  • Bravo Real Housewives of New York City – Thursday, July 30, 9:00PM Show More
    NOT VERY MERRY-ACHI (SEASON 12/EPISODE 18)
    Luann hosts a spa day for the women she met through the Fortune Society. Ramona gives Sonja a talking-to over her birthday night antics and gives Leah the cold shoulder. The women head to Cancun, Mexico, where Sonja gets liquored up too soon and Leah confronts Ramona about her “unspeakable acts.”
  • CBS TOUGH AS NAILS – Wednesday, July 29 Show More
    IT’S NO DAY AT THE BEACH FOR TEAMS AS THEY COMPETE TO FILL GIANT BAGS OF SAND, AND THE BOTTOM TWO COMPETE IN AN OVERTIME CHALLENGE TO FILL A HUGE HOURGLASS WITH SAND, ON “TOUGH AS NAILS,” WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
    “Mind Over Matter” – It’s no day at the beach for teams Savage Crew and Dirty Hands as they compete to fill and seal giant bags of sand. Then, another crew member’s time in the individual competition will run out when the bottom two compete in an overtime challenge to fill a huge hourglass with sand, on TOUGH AS NAILS, Wednesday, July 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host and executive producer.
  • CBS THE GREATEST #ATHOME VIDEOS 2 – Friday, July 31 Show More
    “THE GREATEST #ATHOME VIDEOS,” HOSTED BY CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, RETURNS WITH FOUR NEW SPECIALS, BEGINNING FRIDAY, JULY 24 ON CBS
    The New Episodes Will Showcase the Next Generation of Viral Home Videos in the Age of Social Distancing
    THE GREATEST #ATHOME VIDEOS returns with four new specials, beginning Friday, July 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, star and executive producer of CBS’ hit comedy THE NEIGHBORHOOD, the new one-hour episodes will air each Friday through August 14, and showcase the next generation of viral home videos in the age of social distancing.
    The specials will celebrate the latest crop of home videos that reflect the creativity, humor and humanity that have emerged from our shared experiences over the past few months. In May, CBS aired THE GREATEST #STAYATHOME VIDEOS, also hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, which featured video moments created during our communal quarantine, and provided an entertaining and uplifting snapshot of our world at an unprecedented time. All of the specials will be filmed with minimal crews practicing social distancing and will be produced with extensive safety precautions in place.
    THE GREATEST #ATHOME VIDEOS is produced by JUMA Entertainment and A Bird And A Bear Entertainment. Executive producers for JUMA Entertainment are Robert Horowitz and Lewis Fenton; executive producers for A Bird And A Bear Entertainment are Cedric the Entertainer and Eric Rhône.
    RATING: To Be Announced
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Monday, July 27 Show More
    “Greg Proops 4” – (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
    COMEDY SKILLS – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Greg Proops, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#802). Original airdate 7/27/2020.
  • The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Monday, July 27 Show More
    ONE-HOUR SPECIAL – “Penn & Teller: Try This At Home Too” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    TRY THIS AT HOME TOO – Filmed entirely at the homes of Penn & Teller and their friends around the world, PENN & TELLER: TRY THIS AT HOME TOO is the second special from the magical duo and showcases new magic Penn & Teller and their magician friends have developed at home. Penn & Teller teach viewers how to do an array of tricks themselves and are joined by celebrity guests including Howie Mandel, Piff the Magic Dragon, and the cast of NANCY DREW including Kennedy McMann, Scott Wolf, Riley Smith, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, and Tunji Kasim. We will also get a chance to see viewer videos submitted showcasing versions of tricks they learned on Penn & Teller’s first “Try This At Home” special. The special is executive produced by Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden, Penn & Teller: BS, Andrew Golder, and Lincoln Hiatt, in association with 1/17 PRODUCTIONS. Original airdate 7/27/2020.
  • The CW Killer Camp – Thursday, July 30 Show More
    “A Killer Accusation” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
    AND THE KILLER IS…? – The campmates are thrown back in the freezing lake, retrieving buoys for cash, and then must play a horribly awkward game where their true feelings about each other are hilariously shared out loud. The campfire brings another shocking first when each camper reveals who they believe to be the killer. A vote is taken in hopes of outing the backstabber before another victim is brutally killed. And in the end, the biggest surprise of all awaits them! Directed by Mike Parker (#103). Original airdate 7/30/2020.
  • FOX ULTIMATE TAG – Wednesday, July 29 Show More
    **SEASON FINALE**–“ULTIMATE TAG” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    THE SEASON’S LAST CONTESTANTS FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN ON THE ALL-NEW SEASON FINALE OF “ULTIMATE TAG” WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, ON FOX
    NFL superstar sibling trio JJ, TJ and Derek Watt host the all-new, high-octane competition game show ULTIMATE TAG. The premise is simple: each week competitors must vault, dodge, tumble and dive their way through several different epic, three-dimensional courses. All the while, the contestants will be chased by resident Taggers, larger-than-life characters who have a range of incredible and jaw-dropping athletic skills. The season’s last contestants compete against world-class taggers and two will take home cash prizes in the all-new “Dangerously Fast” season finale episode of ULTIMATE TAG airing Wednesday, July 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (ULT-110) (TV-PG L)
    **FOX SPORTS** – MLB ON FOX – (7:00 PM-CC ET live/4:00 PM-CC PT live) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    FOX SPORTS PRESENTS “MLB ON FOX” THURSDAY, JULY 30, ON FOX
    MLB ON FOX continues its regular season broadcasts with regionalized coverage of two exciting matchups, Boston Red Sox at New York Mets (Citi Field, Queens, NY) and Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins (Target Field, Minneapolis, MN). MLB ON FOX airs LIVE Thursday, July 30 (7:00 PM-CC ET live/4:00 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (FSP-2103) (n/a)
  • FOX WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – Friday, July 31 Show More
    WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    FOX SPORTS PRESENTS “WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN” FRIDAY, JULY 31, ON FOX
    A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, July 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2231) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)
  • FOX MLB ON FOX – Saturday, August 1 Show More
    **FOX SPORTS** – MLB ON FOX – (7:00 PM-CC ET live/4:00 PM-CC PT live) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    FOX SPORTS PRESENTS “MLB ON FOX” SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, ON FOX
    MLB on FOX continues its regular season broadcasts with regionalized coverage of two exciting matchups, Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY) and Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels (Angels Stadium, Anaheim, CA). MLB ON FOX airs Saturday, Aug. 1 (7:00 PM-CC ET live/4:00 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (FSP-2104) (n/a)
  • HBO I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – Sunday, July 26, 10:00PM Show More
    MONSTERS RECEDE BUT NEVER VANISH (SEASON 1/EPISODE 5)
    Michelle’s loved ones cope with her sudden death, but her work to unmask the Golden State Killer lives on. Inspired by McNamara’s interest in genealogy and online DNA testing services, Contra Costa County forensics chief Paul Holes reconstructs the killer’s family tree with help from genetic genealogist Barbara-Rae Venter. After inheriting Michelle’s 37 boxes of case files, researcher Paul Haynes and true-crime writer Billy Jensen work with Michelle’s husband, Patton Oswalt, to finish her book.
  • HBO Real Time With Bill Maher – Friday, July 31, 10:00PM Show More
    REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (SEASON 18/EPISODE 21)
    This week features one-on-one virtual interviews with Emmy® nominated actress Kerry Washington, who recently produced the ACLU documentary The Fight; and actor, comedian, and co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel Memoirs and Misinformation, Jim Carrey. This week will also feature a virtual panel with columnist and author of Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race, Thomas Chatterton Williams; and journalist and author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bari Weiss.
  • NBC “THE TITAN GAMES” “EAST REGION 3: DJ’S LAST CALL” ORIGINAL Show More
    07/27/2020 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Monday) : The competition continues with competitors pushing their bodies to the limit by battling opponents in unforgiving head-to-head challenges, designed by host and executive producer Dwayne Johnson. In these Eastern division battles we see Josh Porter go up against Blake Broadhurst for the men while Shantal Athill takes on Courtney Roselle for the women. They will compete on obstacles such as Launch Pad, Over the Edge, Nuts and Bolts and Lunar Impact. Winners will move on to face reigning Titan’s on Mt. Olympus, the consummate athletic test of speed, strength, agility and endurance. Cari Champion and Alex Mendez serve as commentators. TV-PG
  • NBC “DATELINE” “FR2945” ORIGINAL Show More
    07/27/2020 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday): DATELINE NBC TO AIR MONDAY BROADCAST ON A TWISTED MURDER-FOR-HIRE PLOT
    Dateline’s “Twisted in Texas” Airs Monday, July 27 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. CT
    THE STORY: When Meghan Verikas falls in love with successful Houston doctor Leon Jacob, the relationship ends up taking a turn for the worse. After she breaks up with him, she finds out she might be the target of a murder-for-hire plot.
  • NBC “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” “JUDGE CUTS” ORIGINAL Show More
    07/28/2020 (08:00PM – 10:01PM) (Tuesday) : “America’s Got Talent” celebrates 15 years of entertainment with a retrospective featuring some of the most viral acts over the years, including winners Kodi Lee, Shin Lim and Grace Vanderwaal, as well as “AGT: The Champions” winners V. Unbeatable and Season 13 performance troupe Zurcaroh. Terry Crews hosts along with Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and the show’s newest judge, Sofia Vergara. TV-PG L
  • NBC “WORLD OF DANCE” “THE DUELS 4” ORIGINAL Show More
    07/28/2020 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : “The Duels” round concludes with judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO and special guest judge dancer and choreographer tWitch. This season, the judges have chosen which acts go head-to-head and acts won’t know their opponent until they hit the dance floor, leading to some of the most epic dance battles the series has ever seen. As guest judge, tWitch will have the power to decide which acts up elimination will go head-to-head in the returning “Redemption” round, to earn a slot in the Semi-Finals and the chance to perform on the iconic “World of Dance” stage. TV-PG
  • NBC “NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE” “2020 STANLEY CUP QUALIFIERS – GM #1 (MONTREAL V. PITTSBURGH)” ORIGINAL Show More
    08/01/2020 (08:00PM – 11:00PM) (Saturday) : Game 1: Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins • hockey / pro
    Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round. From Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Claude Julien’s Canadiens face a Pittsburgh team extending its playoff streak to 14 seasons, the longest active in the NHL…
  • Showtime Outcry – Sunday, July 26, 9:55PM Show More
    EPISODE 4 (SEASON 1/EPISODE 4)
    Greg and his supporters demand a probe into the Cedar Park P.D.
  • TBS Tournament of Laughs – Sunday, July 26, 10:00PM Show More
    THE FORTUNATE 4 (SEASON 1/EPISODE 6)
    The last 4 comedians have made it this far, but who will move on to the championship round? The stakes have never been higher.
  • TBS Lost Resort – Thursday, July 30, 10:00PM Show More
    “Unmasked Meltdowns” (SEASON 1/EPISODE 2)
    Robin and Christine’s fighting annoy the rest of the group, so Meco and Claudia give them a piece of their mind. At the same time, an unlikely friendship forms when the group gets vulnerable while a romance among the guests gets steamy.
  • USA Network Chrisley Knows Best – Thursday, July 30, 9:02PM Show More
    BOTHER-IN-LAW (SEASON 8/EPISODE 4)
    Todd clashes with his father-in-law over plans for Julie’s birthday. Faye gives Chloe a cell phone.

 

RERUNS

  • ABC AFV: 3019 (7/26)(Rebroadcast. OAD. 5/3/20) Show More
    DON’T MISS KIDS GETTING EXCITED FOR DUMB REASONS AND A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO PETS ON ABC’S ‘AFV’
    “3019” – Catch kids getting excited for dumb reasons, including a little boy who is thrilled by online vacuum shopping, a little girl who has a unique approach to making cookies and a musical tribute to pets, on “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” SUNDAY, JULY 26 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/3/20)
  • ABC Celebrity Family Feud: Maulers vs. Brawlers and ‘Descendants 3’ vs. ‘American Housewife’ (7/26)(Rebroadcast. OAD. 7/28/19) Show More
    TEAMS OF PROFESSIONAL BOXERS – THE MAULERS AND THE BRAWLERS – DUKE IT OUT; KENNY ORTEGA AND THE STARS OF ‘DESCENDANTS 3’ CHALLENGE KATY MIXON, DIEDRICH BADER AND THE CAST OF ‘AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE’ IN THE SECOND HALF OF ABC’S ‘CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD’
    “Maulers vs. Brawlers and ‘Descendants 3’ vs. ‘American Housewife'” – Two teams of professional boxers challenge one another as they compete to win cash for their charities. The next game of the night features the stars of Disney Channel’s original movie “Descendants 3” facing off against the cast of ABC’s popular comedy “American Housewife” on a star-studded episode of “Celebrity Family Feud,” airing SUNDAY, JULY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 7/28/19)
  • ABC Press Your Luck: The Whammy Taketh (7/26)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/14/20) Show More
    CONTESTANTS VIE FOR BIG BUCKS AND BEG FOR NO WHAMMYS ON ABC’S ‘PRESS YOUR LUCK’
    “The Whammy Taketh” – Host Elizabeth Banks can’t stop the WHAMMY as contestants try to win those BIG BUCKS on “Press Your Luck,” airing SUNDAY, JULY 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). (TV-PG, L) The stakes have never been higher as contestants try to avoid the iconic and devilish WHAMMY for a chance at life-changing cash and prizes. Elizabeth is joined by contestants Josh Arnold (hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota), Linda Cascella (hometown: Shelton, Connecticut) and Charlene Robinson (hometown: Melbourne, Florida). Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/14/20)
  • ABC Match Game: Sam Richardson, Jane Krakowski, Ben Schwartz, Caroline Rhea, James Van Der Beek, Vivica A. Fox (7/26)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/7/20) Show More
    THERE IS A VERY STRONG CHANCE FOR LAUGHTER AND BLANK ON ABC’S ‘MATCH GAME’
    The Talented and Hilarious Lineup of Stars Joining the Celebrity Panel This Week Are Sam Richardson, Jane Krakowski, Ben Schwartz, Caroline Rhea, James Van Der Beek and Vivica A. Fox
    “Sam Richardson, Jane Krakowski, Ben Schwartz, Caroline Rhea, James Van Der Beek, Vivica A. Fox” – There is something for everyone on this week’s “Match Game.” We’ve got singing, a world record-holding strongman and host Alec Baldwin battling celebrity panelist Caroline Rhea for the title of “America’s Sweetheart,” airing SUNDAY, JULY 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, DL) Produced by Fremantle, “Match Game” features four contestants each week vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank. Episodes can also be viewed on demand and Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/7/20)
  • ABC The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! (7/27)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/8/20) Show More
    ABC’S ‘THE BACHELOR: THE GREATEST SEASONS – EVER!’ KICKS OFF WITH FAN FAVORITE SEAN LOWE AND HIS MEMORABLE LOVE STORY
    “Sean Lowe” – Before Sean Lowe found his happily ever after seven years ago, the former Kansas State football player from Dallas, Texas, greeted 26 stunning women who stepped out of the limos, excited about the possibility of romance. In his season we were introduced to Lesley, with whom Sean broke the Guinness World Record for the longest on-screen kiss; Catherine, with whom he found a genuine and deep connection with; AshLee, who melted his heart with the story of her adoption as a little girl; and Sarah, who found the courage to free fall from the top of a skyscraper. Relive the dramatic and heartbreaking moments: Tierra’s explosive fallout with AshLee; the most confrontational hometown visit with Desiree; the devastating moment Lindsay, who showed up on the first night in a wedding dress, realized that she would not be getting the proposal she had hoped for; and Sean’s unforgettable proposal to Catherine, which stands out as one of the greatest in the history of “The Bachelor.” “The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever!” airs MONDAY, JULY 27 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, DL) Episodes can be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/8/20)
  • ABC black-ish: Dad Bod-y of Work (7/28)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/24/20) Show More
    DRE IS GUILTED INTO VOLUNTEERING AT JACK AND DIANE’S SCHOOL CARNIVAL ON ABC’S ‘BLACK-ISH’ Promo
    “Dad Bod-y of Work” – Dre is guilted into volunteering at Jack and Diane’s school carnival for Give Back Day. Meanwhile, Rainbow makes an appointment for Junior to get his flu shot, but Ruby has strong opinions against modern medicine, on “black-ish,” TUESDAY, JULY 28 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/24/20)
    Guest starring is Liz Jenkins as Principal Biggs and Michael Jai White as Vincent.
    “Dad Bod-y of Work” was written by Nick Adams and directed by Chris Robinson.  
  • ABC mixed-ish: Bad Boys (7/28)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/7/20) Show More
    ALICIA AND PAUL TRY TO DEFLECT JOHAN’S INTEREST IN GOING TO COP CAMP ON ABC’S ‘MIXED-ISH’  Promo
    Directed by Matthew A. Cherry
    “Bad Boys” – Alicia and Paul try to deflect Johan’s interest in going to cop camp and one day becoming a police officer. Meanwhile, Rainbow gets her first role as a school safety patrol and quickly realizes that with great power comes great responsibility, on “mixed-ish,” airing TUESDAY, JULY 28 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/7/20)
    Guest starring is Trinitee Stokes as Tamika, Paulet Del Castillo as Micaela and Isabel Myers as Rebecca.
    “Bad Boys” was written by Heather Flanders and Angela Nissel, and directed by Matthew A. Cherry.
  • ABC The Goldbergs: The Return of the Formica King (7/29)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/15/20) Show More
    MURRAY’S FURNITURE STORE MIGHT BE SOLD, WHILE ADAM OFFERS AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL FOR STUDENTS TO PERFORM, ON ABC’S ‘THE GOLDBERGS’  Promo
    Episodic Director Lea Thompson Also Guest Stars Alongside Richard Kind as Formica Mike and Fran
    “The Return of the Formica King” – Business rival and nemesis “Formica” Mike attempts to make an offer Murray can’t refuse by buying Ottoman Empire. Meanwhile, Adam offers Ms. Cinoman his and Erica’s original show when William Penn cannot secure the rights to a well-known spring musical to stage on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/15/20)
    Guest starring is Richard Kind as Formica Mike, Ana Gasteyer as Ms. Cinoman, Cedric Yarbrough as Vic, Kenny Ridwan as Dave Kim, Sean Marquette as Johnny Atkins, Stephanie Katherine Grant as Emmy, Augie Issac as Matt Schernecke and Lea Thompson as Fran.
    “The Return of the Formica King” was written by Aaron Kaczander and directed by Lea Thompson.
  • ABC The Conners: Beards, Thrupples and Robots (7/29)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/17/20) Show More
    DARLENE GETS A JOB AT PRICE WAREHOUSE AND HARRIS IS HER BOSS; JACKIE DECIDES TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN HER RELATIONSHIP WITH RON AND JANELLE ON ABC’S ‘THE CONNERS’ Promo
    “Beards, Thrupples and Robots” – Harris is the boss of Darlene after her mom, desperate for money, gets a job at Price Warehouse. Jackie decides to take her “thrupple” relationship with Ron and Janelle (guest stars Clark Gregg and Jennifer Grey) to the next level. Everyone makes fun of Ben’s appearance after he shaves his beard in an attempt to appear more clean-cut to potential advertisers for the magazine on “The Conners,” TUESDAY, JULY 29 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, DL) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/17/20)
    Guest starring is Jay R. Ferguson as Ben, Clark Gregg as Ron, Jennifer Grey as Janelle and Denisse Ojeda as Sheila.
    “Beards, Thrupples and Robots” was written by Bruce Helford & Bruce Rasmussen & Dave Caplan and directed by Gail Mancuso.
  • ABC American Housewife: A Very English Scandal (7/29)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/18/20) Show More
    KATIE DERAILS GREG’S PLANS FOR HIS BROTHER’S VISIT ON ABC’S AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE  Promo
    “A Very English Scandal” – Against Greg’s wishes, Katie sets out to play match maker for British Greg (Ed Weeks). Meanwhile, Oliver goes along with a rumor at school about his sexual identity to help a classmate feel accepted on “American Housewife,” WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, D) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/18/20)
    Leslie Bibb and Ed Weeks guest star.
    “A Very English Scandal” was written by Anthony Lombardo and directed by Ken Whittingham.
  • ABC Shark Tank: 1105 (7/31)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/20/19) Show More
    BRANDING EXPERT ROHAN OZA RETURNS TO THE ‘TANK’ ON ABC’S ‘SHARK TANK’
    “1105” – Entrepreneurs from Malibu, California, have modernized an age-old craft by offering knife sharpening by mail. A mother-daughter duo from Jacksonville, Florida, introduces a simple yet ingenious device that offers relief for all who suffer from bug bites. While an entrepreneur from Western Springs, Illinois, pitches a bathroom product to help block odors before they start. Finally, a Muslim American from Rockville, Maryland, invented a vegan alternative to pork rinds on “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, JULY 31 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/20/19)
    In a “Shark Tank” update, Vietnamese immigrant Danh Tran from Long Beach, California, updates his investor Robert Herjavec on Butter Cloth, a buttery soft line of dress shirts.
    The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and returning Shark Rohan Oza.
    20/20
    Airing Friday, July 31, 2020 (9:01 PM-11:00 PM EST) ‘20/20’ Has Interview With Woman Raised by Brother of Serial Killer Who Murdered Her Mother
    Woman Opens Up About Learning Truth at Age 15, Having Serial Killer Take Her From Mother’s Arms and Growing Up With His Family
    Lisa Stasi and her 4-month-old daughter, Tiffany, mysteriously vanished in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1985. When police charged serial killer John Robinson in 2000 with murdering multiple women, including Stasi, they began piecing together what happened to the lost infant. They discovered John took Tiffany, forged adoption papers and gave her to his brother and sister-in-law who, knowing nothing of the true circumstances, thought it was a legal adoption and renamed her Heather Tiffany Robinson. Now, almost 20 years since Heather learned her real identity, she broke her silence to “20/20” co-anchor Amy Robach. She opened up about finding out the horrific truth at age 15; her uneasy feelings about her serial killer uncle growing up; and life now, including her quest to find out what happened to her biological mother. John is currently on death row in Kansas and is appealing his conviction. “20/20” airs Friday, July 31 (9:01 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 10/4/19)
    “20/20” is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer.
  • ABC AFV: 3020 (8/1)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/31/20) Show More
    IT’S BIRTHDAY BLUNDERS AND DOGS WITH HUMAN HANDS ON ABC’S ‘AFV’
    “3020” – Tune in to see birthday blunders, including a little girl who wishes her birthday occurred every year, dogs with human hands and a little boy with bubbles coming out of his mouth who denies taking a taste of shampoo, on ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” SATURDAY, AUG. 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/31/20)
  • ABC Shark Tank: 1103 (8/1)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/27/19) Show More
    CO-FOUNDER OF RSE VENTURES AND MIAMI DOLPHINS VICE-CHAIRMAN, MATT HIGGINS, RETURNS TO THE ‘TANK’ ON ABC’S ‘SHARK TANK’
    “1103” – A family from Grand Junction, Colorado, introduce their portable product designed to bring all the conveniences of a kitchen to the great outdoors. Entrepreneurs from Wilmington, Delaware, present their mobile solution to help with gadget repair. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs from Denver, Colorado, pitch their stylish and affordable sports design that transforms sneakers into golf shoes. Finally, entrepreneurs from Provo, Utah, invented a product that helps relieve body pain and improve recovery, on “Shark Tank,” SATURDAY, AUG. 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/27/19)
    In a “Shark Tank” update, entrepreneurs Justin Miller and Thomas Simon from Raleigh, North Carolina, update their investor Alli Webb on Zookies Cookies, natural bake-at-home dog treats.
    The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond John and returning guest Shark Matt Higgins.
  • ABC The Good Doctor: Fixation (8/1)(Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/2/20) Show More
    YOU CAN’T FIGHT YOUR TRUE FEELINGS ON ABC’S ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’  Promo
    “Fixation” – A patient with a mysterious and undiagnosed illness that has baffled other doctors for years forces Dr. Shaun Murphy and the team to take some big risks. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Brown and Dr. Neil Melendez continue to cautiously navigate their feelings for each other as colleagues and friends on ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” SATURDAY, AUG. 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, L) Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 3/2/20)
    Guest starring is John Patrick Amedori as Dash Snyder, Ricky He as Kellan Park, Ever Carradine as Alice Gottfried, David Cubitt as Owen Gottfried, Alix West as Ruby Gottfried and Harold Perrineau as Wes Keller.
    “Fixation” was written by Jessica Grasl and Debbie Ezer, and directed by Lisa Demaine.  
  • CBS “60 MINUTES” LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 26 Show More
    GENETIC REVOLUTION – A successful clinical trial for a gene therapy for sickle cell anemia may be a cure for the painful, chronic and often deadly disease. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. Denise Schrier Cetta and Megan Kelty are the producers.
    THE YOUNGEST REFUGEES – Sesame Street is bringing a new gang of Muppets to the Middle East. The creators of the legendary children’s show and the International Rescue Committee have joined forces to address the needs of Syrian child refugees. Lesley Stahl reports from Jordan. Shari Finkelstein is the producer.
    VISION OF MUSIC – Blind and truly gifted, Matthew Whitaker is wowing audiences all over the world at just 18 years old. Sharyn Alfonsi profiles the emerging jazz pianist who continues to develop his prodigious talent. Katy Textor, Kate Morris and Michael Karzis are the producers.
    These previously broadcast segments have been updated for summer viewing.
    ANNA KOLCHECK RETURNS TO WARN CALLEN THAT HE IS IN DANGER AND HE MUST NOW WORK WITH AN ARCHENEMY TO STOP AN UNDERGROUND TRAFFICKING RING, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SUNDAY, JULY 26
    Bar Paly Returns as Anna Kolcheck
    “The Circle” – Anna Kolcheck returns to warn Callen that he is in danger and he must now work with an archenemy to stop an underground trafficking ring, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, July 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/23/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Andrew Bartels
    DIRECTED BY: Diana C. Valentine Promo
    THE TEAM MUST TRACK DOWN A MYSTERIOUS FEMALE ASSASSIN RESPONSIBLE FOR MURDERS IN THREE DIFFERENT EUROPEAN CITIES, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS: NEW ORLEANS” SUNDAY, JULY 26
    “Waiting for Monroe” – The team must track down a mysterious female assassin responsible for murders in Athens, Rome and London. Also, Wade’s son begs her to allow him to go on a police ride-along for an article he’s writing on a youth outreach program at the NOPD, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Sunday, July 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/23/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Sydney Mitchel
    DIRECTED BY: Jimmy Whitmore, Jr. Promo
  • CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Monday, July 27 Show More
    DAVE AND TINA DISCOVER A COMMON BOND WHEN THEY ATTEND A CONCERT TOGETHER, ON A REBROADCAST OF “THE NEIGHBORHOOD,” MONDAY, JULY 27
    “Welcome to the Wagon” – Dave and Tina discover a common bond when they attend a concert together. Also, Gemma seeks the Butlers’ help when an unwelcome visitor takes up residence in the Johnson home, on a rebroadcast of THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, July 27 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 10/28/19.)
    WRITTEN BY: Ryan Raddatz
    DIRECTED BY: Phill Lewis Promo
  • CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Monday, July 27 Show More
    DOTTIE, AUNTIE OLU AND UNCLE TUNDE MUST FIND A WAY TO RECONCILE WHEN THEY’RE FORCED TO EAT DINNER TOGETHER, AND BOB AND ABISHOLA HAVE DIFFERING OPINIONS ON THE PROGRESS OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BOB ♥ ABISHOLA,” MONDAY, JULY 27
    “Where’s Your Other Wives, Tunde?” – Dottie, Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde must find a way to reconcile when they’re forced to eat dinner together. Also, Bob and Abishola have differing opinions on the progress of their relationship, on a rebroadcast of BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, July 27 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/17/20.)
    STORY BY: Chuck Lorre
    TELEPLAY BY: Al Higgins
    DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy-Miller Promo
    LOLA’S WORLD SPINS OUT OF CONTROL WHEN SHE PRESIDES OVER THE TRIAL OF EMILY’S CLIENT WHO REJECTS THE RULE OF LAW AND SEIZES CONTROL OF THE COURTROOM, ON A REBROADCAST OF “ALL RISE,” MONDAY, JULY 27
    “My Fair Lockdown”- Lola’s world spins out of control when she presides over the trial of Emily’s client who rejects the rule of law and seizes control of the courtroom, on a rebroadcast of ALL RISE, Monday, July 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/17/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Conway Preston
    DIRECTED BY: David Harp Promo
    TAYLOR BECOMES PERSONALLY INVESTED IN HAVING BULL HELP A DANCER BRING A CIVIL SUIT AGAINST A REAL ESTATE MOGUL WHO ASSAULTED HER AT A GENTLEMAN’S CLUB, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BULL,” MONDAY, JULY 27
    “Billboard Justice” – Taylor becomes personally invested in having Bull help a dancer, Jessica (Angelic Zambrana), bring a civil suit against a real estate mogul who assaulted her at a gentlemen’s club when the district attorney’s office refuses to pursue criminal charges. As the TAC team faces an uphill battle in court due to the defendant’s fame and popularity, Bull aims to select jurors who believe privileged people don’t deserve special treatment, on a rebroadcast of BULL, Monday, July 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 10/21/19.)
    WRITTEN BY: Travis Donnelly
    DIRECTED BY: Aaron Lipstadt Promo
    AFTER TORRES AND BISHOP ARE VICTIMS OF A HIT-AND-RUN, TORRES FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE IN THE ICU, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS,” TUESDAY, JULY 28
    “On Fire” – After Torres and Bishop are victims of a hit-and-run, Torres fights for his life in the ICU, on a rebroadcast of NCIS, Tuesday, July 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/28/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Brendan Fehily
    DIRECTED BY: Tawnia McKiernan Promo
    A BANK HOLD-UP LEADS THE TEAM TO A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX, THE CONTENTS OF WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DESTROY NATIONAL SECURITY, ON A REBROADCAST OF “FBI,” TUESDAY, JULY 28
    Guest Stars Include Emmy Award Winner Jeremy Davies as Software Engineer Kenneth Bates, Catherine Haena Kim as Emily Ryder, Scola’s Partner, and Cortney Gift as Detective Chase
    “Hard Decisions” – A bank hold-up leads the team to a safe deposit box, the contents of which have the potential to destroy national security. Also, Kristen is eager to get back into field work while other team members still have their concerns, on a rebroadcast of FBI, Tuesday, July 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/14/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Joe Halpin
    DIRECTED BY: Emile Levisetti Promo
  • CBS FBI: MOST WANTED – Tuesday, July 28 Show More
    THE TEAM MUST TRACK DOWN A NATIVE AMERICAN MAN WHO DECIDES TO TAKE MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS AFTER THE DISAPPEARANCE OF HIS DAUGHTER IS IGNORED BY LOCAL POLICE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “FBI: MOST WANTED,” TUESDAY, JULY 28
    “Ghosts” – After the disappearance of his daughter is ignored by local police, a Native American man decides to take matters into his own hands. When his search escalates to murder, the team must track him down before his crusade claims any more lives, on a rebroadcast of FBI: MOST WANTED, Tuesday, July 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/10/20.)
    STORY BY: Gina Gionfriddo and Jerome Hairston
    TELEPLAY BY: Gina Gionfriddo
    DIRECTED BY: Jean de Segonzac Promo
  • CBS SPECIAL: THE PRICE IS RIGHT REPEAT – Wednesday, July 29 Show More
    7/29/20 (We.) 9:00 PM CBS (Repeat)   – The Price Is Right Primetime Special: Big Brother Edition.  (Repeat)
  • CBS SEAL TEAM – Wednesday, July 29 Show More
    AMID SEVERAL LIFE-ALTERING MOMENTS ON THE HOME FRONT, BRAVO TEAM TRAVELS OVERSEAS TO EXTRACT A CIA AGENT WHO IS BEING HELD HOSTAGE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “SEAL TEAM,” WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
    “Siege Protocol: Part 2” – Amid several life-altering moments on the home front, Bravo Team travels overseas to extract a CIA agent who is being held hostage. As the situation escalates, the Tactical Operations Center is compromised and Bravo’s support team comes face-to-face with the enemy, on a rebroadcast of SEAL TEAM, Wednesday, July 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/26/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Kenny Sheard
    DIRECTED BY: Gonzalo Amat Promo
  • CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, July 30 Show More
    GEORGE SR. AND GEORGIE GO CAMPING WITH MEEMAW’S NEW BOYFRIEND, DALE, AND HER EX-BOYFRIEND, DR. STURGIS, ON A REBROADCAST OF “YOUNG SHELDON,” THURSDAY, JULY 30
    Craig T. Nelson and Wallace Shawn Return
    “Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains” – George Sr. and Georgie go camping with Meemaw’s new boyfriend, Dale (Craig T. Nelson), but things get complicated when her ex-boyfriend, Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn), tags along. Also, Sheldon and Missy invent a super-game, on a rebroadcast of YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, July 30 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/30/20.)
    STORY BY: Chuck Lorre & Eric Kaplan & Maria Ferrari
    TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro & Steve Holland & Jeremy Howe
    DIRECTED BY: Jaffar Mahmood Promo
  • CBS THE UNICORN – Thursday, July 30 Show More
    AS GRACE PREPARES TO ATTEND HER FIRST DANCE, WADE STRONGLY FEELS JILL’S ABSENCE AND LEANS ON HIS FRIENDS TO GET THROUGH IT, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE FIRST SEASON FINALE OF “THE UNICORN,” THURSDAY, JULY 30
    “No Matter What the Future Brings” – As Grace prepares to attend her first dance, Wade strongly feels Jill’s absence and leans on his friends to get through it. Also, Wade, Forrest, Delia, Ben and Michelle reflect on growing older and the changes their lives have undergone in the past year, on a rebroadcast of the first season finale of THE UNICORN, Thursday, July 30 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/12/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Mike Schiff
    DIRECTED BY: Alex Reid Promo
    BONNIE IS FORCED TO RELIVE PAINFUL CHRISTMAS MEMORIES WHEN CHRISTY RECOUNTS TALES FROM HER CHILDHOOD TO BONNIE’S SPONSEE, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MOM,” THURSDAY, JULY 30
    Kate Micucci (“The Big Bang Theory”) Guest Stars as Patty, Bonnie’s Sponsee
    “Higgledy-Piggledy and a Cat Show” – Bonnie is forced to relive painful Christmas memories when Christy recounts tales from her childhood to Bonnie’s sponsee, Patty (Kate Micucci), on a rebroadcast of MOM, Thursday, July 30 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/12/19.)
    STORY BY: Warren Bell and Britté Anchor
    TELEPLAY BY: Gemma Baker, Alissa Neubauer and Adam Chase
    DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes Promo
    CHRISTY AND BONNIE HELP TAMMY WITH A DIFFICULT DECISION WHEN HER LONG-LOST AUNT APPEARS WITH A SURPRISING PROPOSITION, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MOM,” THURSDAY, JULY 30
    Academy Award Nominated Actress Kathleen Turner Guest Stars as Tammy’s Aunt Cookie
    “One Tiny Incision and a Coffin Dress” – Christy and Bonnie help Tammy with a difficult decision when her long-lost aunt, Cookie (Kathleen Turner), appears with a surprising proposition, on a rebroadcast of MOM, Thursday, July 30 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/9/20.)
    STORY BY: Sheldon Bull, Ilana Wernick and Susan McMartin
    TELEPLAY BY: Nick Bakay, Marco Pennette and Anne Flett Girodano
    DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes Promo
    WHEN AN FBI AGENT IS KILLED WHILE TRYING TO TRACK THE LOCATION OF AN UNDERCOVER AGENT, NCIS MUST FIND THE MISSING AGENT BEFORE THE CRIMINALS HE WAS INVESTIGATING DO, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” THURSDAY, JULY 30
    Boxing Champion Evander Holyfield and Professional Wrestling Legend Bill Goldberg Guest Star
    “Watch Over Me” – When an FBI agent is killed while trying to track the location of an undercover agent, NCIS must find the missing agent before the criminals he was investigating do, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Thursday, July 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Boxing champion Evander Holyfield guest stars as NCIS Special Agent Sutherland, and professional wrestling legend Bill Goldberg returns as DOJ Agent Lance Hamilton. (Originally broadcast 3/8/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Kyle Harimoto
    DIRECTED BY: Dan Liu Promo
  • CBS MAGNUM P.I. – Friday, July 31 Show More
    WHEN JIN LEARNS THAT AN INNOCENT WOMAN IS THE TARGET OF A DEADLY HIT, HE ASKS MAGNUM AND HIGGINS TO HELP SAVE HER, ON A REBROADCAST OF “MAGNUM P.I.,” FRIDAY, JULY 31
    Bobby Lee Returns as Con Man Jin, and Chef Roy Yamaguchi Guest Stars as Himself
    “A Game of Cat and Mouse” – When Jin (Bobby Lee returns)
    learns that an innocent woman is the target of a deadly hit, he asks Magnum and Higgins to help save her, on a rebroadcast of MAGNUM P.I., Friday, July 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Chef Roy Yamaguchi guest stars as himself. (Originally broadcast 1/31/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Gene Hong
    DIRECTED BY: Roderick Davis Promo
  • CBS BLUE BLOODS – Friday, July 31 Show More
    JAMIE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER HIS POLICE VEST IS FOUND ON A PERP, AND FRANK DEBATES WHETHER TO AID AND PROTECT AN OLD FRIEND WHOSE HOME WAS INVADED, ON A REBROADCAST OF “BLUE BLOODS,” FRIDAY, JULY 31
    Ed Asner Guest Stars as Chuck Kennedy, a Friend of Frank
    “Vested Interests” – Jamie is under investigation after his police vest is found on a perp, and Frank debates whether to aid and protect an old friend, Chuck Kennedy (Ed Asner), whose home was invaded. Also, Danny and Baez investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a hotel employee believed to be a suicide, and Erin asks Anthony to make a deal with a man who knows secrets about the current D.A., on a rebroadcast of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, July 31 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/6/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Daniel Truly
    DIRECTED BY: Alex Zakrzewski Promo
    CALLEN AND SAM RUN PROTECTION DETAIL FOR RETIRED NAVY ADMIRAL KILBRIDE IN AN OPERATION TO LOCATE A MISSING NAVAL INTELLIGENCE OFFICER, ON A REBROADCAST OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
    Gerald McRaney Guest Stars as Retired Navy Admiral Hollace Kilbride
    “Hail Mary” – Callen and Sam run protection detail for retired Navy Admiral Kilbride (Gerald McRaney)
    in an operation to locate a missing Naval intelligence officer, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Saturday, August 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 10/13/19.)
    WRITTEN BY: R. Scott Gemmill and Frank Military
    DIRECTED BY: Benny Boom Promo
  • CBS 48 HOURS – Saturday, August 1 Show More
    Airing 8/1/20 (Saturday) (9:00 PM)“48 HOURS” SATURDAY TRUE CRIME DOUBLE FEATURE
    48 HOURS: “STORM OF SUSPICION” – 9:00 PM, ET/PT
    Maureen Maher and 48 HOURS investigate the disappearance of a young mother of two who vanished a day before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, in an encore of “Storm of Suspicion” to be broadcast Saturday, August. 1 (9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 48 HOURS gained unprecedented access to the Chambers County command center in Baytown, Texas, a suburb of Houston, as investigators searched for Crystal McDowell. The 37-year-old realtor was last seen leaving a boyfriend’s home on the morning of August 25, 2017, to pick up her two children, who were staying with her ex-husband, Steve McDowell. McDowell told sheriff’s deputies Crystal never arrived. An uncle and other family members reported Crystal McDowell missing. In the days that followed, Hurricane Harvey dumped historic levels of rain on Texas. Meanwhile, a taskforce, including Texas Rangers, deputies, District Attorney Cheryl Lieck and Sheriff Brian Hawthorne, continued their investigation into McDowell’s disappearance. They had plenty of people to speak with. 48 HOURS follows the team as they piece together the last known moments of McDowell’s life, revealing how police found her body and including the shocking arrest that left family members stunned.
  • CBS 48 HOURS – Saturday, August 1 Show More
    Airing 8/1/20 (Saturday) (10:00 PM) 48 HOURS: “JUSTICE FOR KELSEY BERRETH” – 10:00 PM, ET/PT
    Correspondent Nikki Battiste and 48 HOURS take viewers inside the investigation into the disappearance of Kelsey Berreth and piece together the twisted love triangle that prosecutors say led to the death of the 29-year-old mother, in an encore of “Justice for Kelsey Berreth” to be broadcast Saturday, August 1 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. It’s a story that gripped the country when word surfaced that the engaged mother of a young daughter vanished. It’s a case that exposed a secret relationship, problems at home simmering beneath the surface and wild stories that would lead to a huge break in the case. 48 HOURS features startling evidence that helped convict Colorado man Patrick Frazee for the murder of Berreth, who vanished on Thanksgiving Day 2018 and has never been seen – or heard from – since. The trial had a star witness, Frazee’s secret girlfriend, Krystal Lee, who is seen on video obtained by 48 HOURS walking prosecutors through the crime scene at Berreth’s house. Lee details for police how she says she cleaned up the crime scene after Frazee killed Berreth and what she says he did with her body and evidence afterward.
  • The CW DC’s Stargirl – Sunday, July 26 Show More
    “Brainwave Jr.” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV) Promo
    LET ME START AT THE BEGINNING – As Henry Jr. (Jake Austin Walker) hones his newfound skills, uncovered secrets from his family’s past force him to make a difficult decision. Meanwhile, Courtney (Brec Bassinger), Yolanda (Yvette Monreal), Beth (Anjelika Washington) and Rick’s (Cameron Gellman) latest plan brings them face to face with a member of the ISA. Finally, tensions between Pat (Luke Wilson) and Barbara (Amy Smart) force her to revisit her own past. Trae Romano, Meg DeLacy, Christopher James Baker and Neil Jackson also star. Andi Armaganian directed the episode written by James Dale Robinson (#110). Original airdate 7/21/2020. Every episode of DC’s STARGIRL will be available to stream on CWTV.com and The CW App the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Sunday, July 26 Show More
    “Watermelon Surgery” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, L) (HDTV)
    WILL PENN & TELLER BE FOOLED THIS WEEK? – Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. The magicians featured in the episode include Guy Bavli, Javier Botía, B.S. Reddy and Chad Allen. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) serves as host (#705). Original airdate 7/20/2020.
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Monday, July 27 Show More
    “Amber Riley” – (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
    PERFORMING COMEDY – WITH GUEST STAR APPEARANCE BY AMBER RILEY (“GLEE”) – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Jeff Davis, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#710). Original airdate 3/31/2020.
  • The CW The 100 – Wednesday, July 29 Show More
    “The Flock” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LSV) (HDTV) Promo
    TENSION – Murphy (Richard Harmon) and Indra (guest star Adina Porter, “American Horror Story”) must defuse a tense situation. Meanwhile, old friends make new allegiances. Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Tasya Teles, Shannon Kook, JR Bourne, Shelby Flannery and Chuku Modu also star. Amyn Kaderali directed the episode written by Alyssa Clark (#708). Original airdate 7/15/2020.
  • The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us! – Thursday, July 30 Show More
    “Third Times The Charm” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    WORLD-FAMOUS MAGICIANS PENN & TELLER ARE BACK FOR SEASON 7 OF FOOL US! – Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. The magicians featured in the episode include Shawn Farquhar, Helen Coghlan, Ondřej Pšenička and Paul Gertner. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) serves as host (#701). Original airdate 6/22/2020.
  • The CW Masters Of Illusion – Thursday, July 30 Show More
    “Virtual Magic, Psychic Worms, and Hans Klok” – (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    SWORD SUSPENSION – Hosted by Dean Cain, “Masters of Illusion” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Trigg Watson, Jeki Yoo, Lefty, Krystyn Lambert, Eric Jones and Hans Klok (#704). Original airdate 5/29/2020.
  • The CW Masters Of Illusion – Thursday, July 30 Show More
    “Alex, I’ll Take Pickpockets and Monkeys for $1000” – (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    LOOKING GLASS – Hosted by Dean Cain, “Masters of Illusion” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Michael Turco, Leon Etienne, The Sacred Riana, Chipper Lowell and Jay Jay (#703). Original airdate 5/22/2020.
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Friday, July 31 Show More
    “Adrienne Houghton” – (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV),
    KEEPING IT REAL WITH JOKES – WITH GUEST STAR APPEARANCE BY ADRIENNE HOUGHTON (“THE REAL”) – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Charles Esten, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#714). Original airdate 8/26/2019.
  • The CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Friday, July 31 Show More
    “Jonathan Mangum 5” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)
    ALWAYS FUNNY – Hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, cast members Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, along with guest comedian Jonathan Mangum, put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games that are prompted only by random ideas supplied by the studio audience. The four performers must use the little information they have and their wild imaginations to depict different characters and an array of scenes, as well as perform songs. After each round of improvisation, Aisha will dole out points to our four performers and declare a winner at the end of every episode. Directed by Geraldine Dowd (#703). Original airdate 9/23/2019.
  • FOX LAST MAN STANDING – Sunday, July 26 Show More
    “LAST MAN STANDING” – (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    MIKE HELPS VANESSA DEAL WITH EMPTY NEST SYNDROME ON “LAST MAN STANDING” SUNDAY, JULY 26, ON FOX
    Mike helps Vanessa deal with empty nest syndrome. Meanwhile, Kristin announces her pregnancy to the family and unknowingly upsets Mandy in the process in the “No Parental Guidance” episode of LAST MAN STANDING airing Sunday, July 26 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LMS-801) (TV-14 D, L)
    Guest Cast: Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter; Terry Bradshaw as Terry
  • FOX DUNCANVILLE – Sunday, July 26 Show More
    “DUNCANVILLE” – (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    DUNCAN’S FRIENDS KICK HIM OUT OF THEIR VIDEO GAME SQUAD ON “DUNCANVILLE” SUNDAY, JULY 26, ON FOX
    Alice Cooper Guest-Voices
    Duncan’s friends replace him with Kimberly in their online video game tournament, so he joins the opposition to betray them and humiliate Kimberly. Meanwhile, Annie tries to force Jack to throw out all his old memorabilia cluttering the garage in the “Red Head Redemption” episode of DUNCANVILLE airing Sunday, July 26 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (DUN-104) (TV-14 L, S, V)
    Guest Voice Cast: Alice Cooper as himself
  • FOX THE SIMPSONS – Sunday, July 26 Show More
    “THE SIMPSONS” – (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    MARGE AND HOMER BECOME MARIJUANA DEALERS ON “THE SIMPSONS” SUNDAY, JULY 26, ON FOX
    Billy Porter, Kevin Smith And Chelsea Peretti Guest-Voice
    When Maggie goes to pre-school, Marge decides to get a job to pass the time and ends up working at an upscale weed dispensary. Then, Homer decides to open his own dispensary that mimics a sketchy drug deal, putting their two businesses at odds in the “Highway To Well” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, July 26 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SI-3110) (TV-14 D, L, V)
    Guest Voice Cast: Kevin Smith as himself, Billy Porter as Desmond, Chelsea Peretti as Lauren
  • FOX BLESS THE HARTS – Sunday, July 26 Show More
    “BLESS THE HARTS” – (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Promo
    PA: Viewer Discretion is advised.
    JENNY GETS A NEW JOB ON “BLESS THE HARTS” SUNDAY, JULY 26, ON FOX
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    Y&R Character Description – Chelsea Lawson

    Chelsea Lawson

    Written By Darlene
    on October 26, 2012

    While Billy Abbott was in Myanmar, he met a bartender/con artist named Chelsea Lawson.  Seeing that Billy was very drunk, Chelsea seduced him.  Months later, she showed up in Genoa City pregnant with Billy’s baby.  She accused Billy of rape but confessed it was a con, not knowing she was being recorded.  When Chelsea gave birth to a baby boy, she gave up her parental rights.  Billy and Victoria named the baby John and are raising him as their own.

    Chelsea befriended fellow outcast, Adam Newman.  He resisted her at first, but finally gave in to his feelings and they started a friendship, then romance, then he proposed marriage.  The couple went back to Adam’s childhood home in Kansas.  Adam’s ex-wife, Sharon Newman, followed them there.  On their wedding day, while Adam was in the shower, Sharon called his phone and Chelsea saw, making her feel insecure.  She had no reason to worry.  Adam told Sharon to leave, that he loved Chelsea.  Going back to Genoa City to live their lives, Adam bought Genevieve Atkinson’s mansion, and Chelsea and Adam decided to start a family.  Chelsea became pregnant and, to get away from stress and Newman drama, the couple decided to go on a “babymoon.”  However, on the way to the airport, they were involved in an automobile accident with Adam’s niece, Summer Newman, and Chelsea lost the baby.

    Chelsea is the daughter of Jeffrey Bardwell and Anita Lawson.  She got her talent for conning from Anita. Jeffrey wasn’t in Chelsea’s life growing up.  Both Jeffrey and Anita would like a relationship with Chelsea, but she suspects it is because she is a Newman.

    Chelsea and Adam started a business venture with Kevin and Chloe Fisher called TagNGrab, an up-and-coming fashion website.

    Parents: Anita Lawson (mother) Jeffrey Bardwell (father)
    Children: Connor Newman, Johnny Abbott (Chelsea is Johnny’s biological mother, due to the circumstances surrounding his conception, she signed over her parental rights to his father, Billy. Johnny was adopted by Billy’s then wife, Victoria).
    Aunts and Uncles: William Bardwell

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    Updated 7/25/20 by Christine

    Primetime TV Review: “Upload”

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    Upload on Amazon Prime

    “Upload” on Amazon Prime Review by Suzanne 7/25/20

    I watched this show because I just love Robbie Amell. It hooked me right away, and I watched the whole first season. I don’t usually binge-watch because I don’t have much free time, and I watch a lot of shows for my site. This one is worth it.

    I will caution you that it has a somewhat-sad ending, but I’m sure we will see it resolved in the second season.

    The show is set in the future, where there is an afterlife of sorts, set up by a major internet corporation. You can choose to have your mind put into the computer, and then you live in a type of heaven. Those who have a lot of money live in the best type of heaven. Those without much money live in a more limited version. Hard to believe, but society is even more deeply divided by rich and poor than it is now.

    The hero of this show is a self-centered, handsome, young programmer named Nathan (Amell), who comes from a working class family. He and his partner, Jamie (Jordan Johnson-Hinds) have developed ground-breaking software. Nathan has a rich, beautiful, very shallow girlfriend named Ingrid (Allegra Edwards). When Nathan’s automatic car has an accident and he’s rushed to the ER, his girlfriend uploads him into her rich people’s heaven. He ends up falling in love with Nora (Andy Allo), a woman that works for the corporation that runs it (a customer service person, basically).  While Nathan and Nora fall for each other, they uncover a murder plot and more.

    The show is one part comedy, one part romance, one part mystery, and one part wry social commentary. The plot unfolds in a very interesting way, and things happen that you won’t expect. The best shows have many layers that unfold gradually to shock you without seeming too complicated. This is one of those. It’s delightful.

    You should check it out. This is my favorite show this year. I can’t wait for the second season.

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    Amazon Studios Greenlights Comedy Series “Upload” Created and Written by Emmy Award-Winner Greg Daniels

    “Upload” is a sci-fi sitcom that takes place in the near future, where people who are near death can be “uploaded” into a virtual afterlife of their choice.

    AMAZON STUDIOS GREENLIGHTS COMEDY SERIES “UPLOAD” CREATED AND WRITTEN BY EMMY AWARD-WINNER GREG DANIELS

    Series stars Andy Allo (Pitch Perfect 3) and Robbie Amell (The X-Files), and will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 28, 2018 – Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit the half-hour sci-fi romantic satire Upload from Emmy Award-winner Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation, King of the Hill) and his producing partner Howard Klein (The Office, Parks and Recreation, King of the Hill). Starring Andy Allo (Pitch Perfect 3) and Robbie Amell (The X-Files), the 10 episode series will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.

    “I’m thrilled to be once again working with Greg and Howard on this new series,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “They’ve made some of the best comedies of the last three decades and I know our Prime Video customers are in for a treat when Upload premieres.”

    “Amazon is the perfect place to make Upload,” said Daniels, “because of their strong creative team, and because it’s a company that could actually one day host a digital afterlife. If I get in good with them, I’m hoping for a big discount on my first thousand years.”

    About Upload

    Upload is a sci-fi sitcom that takes place in the near future, where people who are near death can be “uploaded” into a virtual afterlife of their choice. In 2033, secretly romantic Brooklyn-born Nora works customer service for a luxurious virtual reality environment. When handsome L.A. party boy Nathan’s self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora’s VR world. Upload is created and written by Daniels who also serves as showrunner, executive producer and will direct the pilot. The series stars Allo and Amell and is executive produced by Klein.

    About Amazon Studios

    Amazon Studios creates original television series which premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video which is available globally in over 200 countries and territories. This year, Prime Video will premiere a number of original series, including the highly anticipated Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski, Homecoming from creator Sam Esmail and starring Julia Roberts and Bobby Cannavale, The Romanoffs from nine-time Emmy Award winner Matthew Weiner, and a third season of The Man in the High Castle.

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    Y&R Character Description – Billy Abbott

    Billy Abbott


    Written By Darlene
    on October 23, 2012

    Billy Abbott is the son of Jill Abbott Fenmore and the late John Abbott.  He shares the same father with Jack, Ashley, and Traci.  He shares the same mother with Phillip Chancellor III.   When Jill and John divorced, Billy went away to boarding school and returned as a teenager.  His partying days started then, and he found himself in one predicament after another — alcohol, women, and gambling being his major vices.  He left town again when he found out that his marriage to Mackenzie was invalid because they were first cousins.  Years later, as adults, the two reconciled briefly after finding out they are not related after all.

    Billy is the father of Cordelia Abbott, a child he conceived with Chloe Mitchell who was little more than a fling.  He also conceived a child with Chelsea Lawson (now Chelsea Newman).  Billy and his current wife, Victoria Newman Abbott, are raising the baby.  They named him John.

    Billy has a way of finding trouble wherever he goes and whatever he does, but he loves his family and he has the best of intentions.  He just can’t get past the need to stick it to his father-in-law, Victor Newman.  The two have had a rivalry for years now.  The fact that Billy is an Abbott, brother of Victor’s nemesis, Jack Abbott, coupled with the fact that Billy is married to Victor’s daughter makes him enemy number one, and Victor has done equally evil things to Billy.  Billy also finds it difficult to pass up a juicy story for his magazine, Restless Style, even when it hurts his family.

    In spite of his past and oft bad decisions, one can’t help but root for this lovable playboy.  He adores Victoria and dotes on his children.  He’s the apple of his sisters’ eyes and sometimes the voice of reason for his big brother, Jack.

    Parents: John Abbott and Jill Foster Abbott
    Children: Cordelia, John and Katherine Abbott
    Siblings: Jack, Traci and Ashley Abbott (paternal half-siblings), Phillip Chancellor III (maternal half-brother)
    Aunts and Uncles: Lauren Fenmore Baldwin (maternal, half), Snapper and Greg Foster (maternal, adoptive)
    First Cousins: Scott Grainger and Fenmore Baldwin
    Nieces and Nephews: Abby Newman, Colleen Carlton, Keemo and Kyle Abbott, Chance Chancellor

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    Updated 7/25/20 by Christine

    Y&R Character Description – Adam Newman

    Adam Newman

    Adam Newman

    Written By Darlene
    on October 21, 2012

    During one of Victor’s disappearances, he met a kind, gentle blind woman named Hope Adams.  They fell in love and Victor took Hope back to Genoa City and married her.  When Hope found out she was pregnant,  the couple decided she would bring the baby to term in spite of the fact that the baby could inherit Hope’s blindness.  They named the baby Victor Adam Newman Jr.   Eventually, Hope admitted to herself and Victor Sr. that she wasn’t happy in the city and didn’t want to raise her son there.  She divorced Victor and moved back to Kansas where she married Cliff Wilson.  Years later, on her deathbed, Hope summoned both Victors to her bedside.  She told her son that Victor is not just a nice man, but also his father.  After his mother’s death, Vic now going by Adam, moved to Genoa City.  He was not welcomed with open arms as Nick and Victoria held a grudge against him.

    Adam has done many evil things to the citizens of Genoa City and has made numerous enemies but one thing has never changed.  He is Victor’s son and shares some similarities with his father.  They are both ambitious, stubborn, and vindictive.

    Several times, Adam has been a hero but his wrongdoings have overshadowed these instances.  He is trying to change his ways with his new wife Chelsea, but he can’t seem to stop lying when it comes to his ex-wife, Sharon Newman.  Looking forward to starting a family, Adam and Chelsea decide to go on a “babymoon.”  On the way to the airport, the couple is run off the road by a distraught Summer Newman, Nick’s daughter. Chelsea lost the baby, giving Adam new reason to despise his family.

    Besides owning shares in Newman Enterprises, Adam is part owner of TagNGrab along with Kevin and Chloe Fisher.

    Parents: Victor Newman (Father), Hope Adams (Mother) Cliff Wilson (stepfather)
    Children: Connor Newman, Christian Newman (Adam is Christian’s birth father, but signed his parental rights over to his brother, Nick)
    Siblings: Victoria, Nick and Abby Newman (paternal half siblings)
    Aunts and Uncles: Matt Miller (paternal)
    Nieces and Nephews: Reed Hellstrom, Johnny and Katie Abbott, Cassie, Noah, Summer, Faith, Connor and Christian Newman

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    Adam Newman Updated 7/25/20 by Christine

    Primetime TV Review: “DC’s Stargirl”

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    Stargirl on The CW

    “Stargirl” on The CW Review by Suzanne 7/25/20

    I love this show because I’m a huge superhero fan. I grew up reading comic books of all sorts (I have three older brothers who are not only big nerds, er, fans, but they helped start San Diego Comic-Con). This show is more aimed at teens, but it fits in nicely with all the other CW superhero series. Unlike those, this one focuses on rebuilding the Justice Society of America. We really haven’t seen any other series where they take a while to build up a team. “Legends of Tomorrow” was put together by Rip in one episode. It has a lot of humor, good acting, great acting and fun special effects as well as many terrifying villains.

    We saw the JSA in an episode of “Legends of Tomorrow,” but they were set in the past. Also, this was before “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” so things have been changed (obviously). In this series, the JSA was slaughtered by the Injustice Society (ISA) roughly a decade or so earlier.

    Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) is a teenager whose mom gets remarried to a nice guy, Pat (Luke Wilson), who moves the family to his hometown of Blue Valley. Pat has a garage where he fixes up cars, but he also has all of the JSA costumes and weapons there, and he builds himself a giant robot out of car parts. Courtney learns that Pat used to be the sidekick for the JSA superhero, Starman. She has a special connection to Starman’s magic staff, and she sees that Starman looked just like her father, who went missing a decade ago.

    Despite Pat’s objections, Courtney becomes Stargirl and sets about building a new JSA, once they figure out that the ISA is still around and plotting evil deeds. Conveniently, each of the heroes in the JSA got their powers from various items, so Courtney just has to find other young people that can use the items effectively. Pat tries to help them work as a team.

    The acting is great, and you may enjoy the show because it has a lot of action and fun. The villains are very interesting, too. Teens especially should love it.

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    DC’S STARGIRL

    Broadcast Premiere Tuesday, May 19 (8:00-9:00pm ET)

    The new DC UNIVERSE drama series DC’S STARGIRL follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.

    The series focuses on the character that started creator Geoff Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 plane crash.

    Geoff Johns (“Arrow,” “Batwoman,” “The Flash,” “Titans”) is the showrunner and executive produces DC’S STARGIRL with Melissa Carter (“Queen Sugar”), who serves as co-showrunner, as well as Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Greg Beeman. Based on the characters from DC created by Geoff Johns, DC’S STARGIRL is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.  DC’S STARGIRL stars Brec Bassinger, Luke Wilson, Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Jake Austin Walker, Hunter Sansone, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson and Christopher James Baker.

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    Primetime TV Review: “The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space”

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    “The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space” on Netflix Review by Suzanne 7/25/20

    This is a cute and funny animated series based on a series of children’s books. The heroes of the show are George and Harold, two fourth-graders who draw comic books (and make lots of jokes). They make their school principal into a superhero from their comic, “Captain Underpants.” He’s a dolt, though.

    I haven’t read the books or seen the 2017 movie (also made by DreamWorks Animation), so I can’t speak for how authentic the show is to the original books. It appears to be, though, from what I’ve read. It’s got a lot of silly jokes that will make you laugh.

    Interestingly enough, the book series has been seen as controversial by some parental groups because of toilet humor and because Harold is gay. For an animated TV show, it’s mild, thanks to much more offensive shows like “Family Guy,” “South Park” and many series on Cartoon Network.

    Your kids will love this, and you may, too, unless you have a very sophisticated sense of humor.

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    Best friends George and Harold — along with their classmates and tyrannical principal — are recruited for a mysterious mission in outer space.

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    Primetime TV Review: “The Twelve”

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    “The Twelve” on Netflix Review by Suzanne 7/25/20

    This is a riveting Belgian drama about a jury that’s trying a woman accused of murdering her baby as well as an old friend. We see a lot of the drama from the jury’s point of view, and how the case affects their lives, which is what makes it interesting.

    Apparently, in Belgian criminal courts, while they do have a jury, they also have a set of 3 judges that question the defendant, and the defendant’s lawyer can’t object. The defendant has to answer all questions, including ones that are very personal or irrelevant. They don’t admonish the jury from listening to the news about the case, nor do they tell them to refrain from discussing the case before the deliberation. It’s very different from U.S. courts.

    Frie Palmer (Maaike Cafmeyer) is accused of murdering her baby with a shard of glass after a terribly custody and divorce case. She’s also accused of murdering her best friend in the past. One of the jurors, Delphine Spijkers (Maaike Neuville), is based on a real juror who tried to get out of a court case because of spousal abuse. The details of the case reminded her of her own life.

    Many face Dutch actors that you’ve never heard of star in this great crime series. It’s enthralling and worth sticking with.

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    Twelve jurors — ordinary people with struggles of their own — must decide the case of a woman accused of killing her best friend and her own daughter.
    Starring:Maaike Neuville, Charlotte De Bruyne, Tom Vermeir

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    Primetime TV Review: “Cursed”

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    “Cursed” on Netflix Review by Suzanne 7/25/20

    This is a fantasy, sword-and-sorcery type of show. It reminds me of many other shows I’ve seen, which is not to say that it’s not enjoyable (even though it’s a bit derivative).

    The series is based on a fantasy novel, which is loosely based on Arthurian legends. Katherine Langford (“13 Reasons Why”) plays Nimue, a young woman who lives in a rural village. She and her mom, Lenore (Katherine Walker) have magical powers. Nimue is “chosen,” which her village disproves of because they think she’s a witch.

    Nimue is destined to be a famous figure in Arthurian history, but during the series, she’s a scared and conflicted teen that tries to survive. She ends up meeting a young Arthur (Devon Terrell) when she and her friend Pym (Lily Newmark) are in the town (not among their own folks). Nimue desperately wants to leave and get away from her village, but terrible things happen.

    We also see King Uther Pendragon (Sebastian Armesto) and his sorcerer, Merlin (Gustaf Skarsgård). There’s a drought in the kingdom, so Merlin makes it rain…blood. There is some connection between him and Nimue. There is also an army of religious zealots called the red army that try to get rid of anyone with powers or from supernatural origin (such as fairies).

    I’ve deliberately left out most of the spoilers, but you can read them in other reviews. Langford is great in the role, and if you like this type of fantasy, you should enjoy the show. Don’t expect great special effects or story that will astonish you. The menacing wolves in the first episode, for instance, look terrible. I don’t normally notice such things unless they’re really bad.

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    Netflix announces new series CURSED from Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler

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    CURSED

    All new Netflix original drama series

    Logline: Based on the upcoming book of the same name, Cursed is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a young mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther.

    Episodes: 10
    Creators/Executive Producers: Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler are co-creators and executive producers of the series. Wheeler will write the companion bookCursed, which Miller will illustrate. Cursed will be published by Simon & Schuster in Fall 2019.

    ‘CURSED’ CAST ANNOUNCED AS PRODUCTION BEGINS ON THE NEW KATHERINE LANGFORD-LED SERIES

    Devon Terrell (Barry), Gustaf Skarsgård (Westworld, Vikings), Daniel Sharman (Fear the Walking Dead, Medici), Peter Mullan (Ozark), Lily Newmark (Pin Cushion), Shalom Brune-Franklin (The State, Our Girl), Sebastian Armesto (Poldark, Broadchurch), Emily Coates (Flack), Catherine Walker (Versailles, The Delinquent Season) and Billy Jenkins (The Crown, Holmes & Watson, Humans) join Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why, Love, Simon) in the cast of Cursed.

    Zetna Fuentes (Ray Donovan, Jessica Jones, The Deuce, Shameless) will direct and serve as an executive producer on the first two episodes. The series is created and executive produced by Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) and Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots, The Cape) who is also showrunner and writer. Tom Wheeler will write the companion book Cursed, which Frank Miller will illustrate to be published by Simon & Schuster in Fall 2019. Alex Boden (Sense8, Cloud Atlas) is producer and Silenn Thomas is co-executive producer.

    Cursed, based on the upcoming book of the same name, is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of the young woman who would become the Lady of the Lake. Cursed is a coming-of-age story with themes familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious zeal and oppression, senseless war and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.

    The series will begin filming in March 2019 in England and Wales.

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    Primetime TV Review: “Kissing Game”

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    “The Kissing Game” on Netflix Review by Suzanne 7/25/20

    This is a steamy Brazilian show about teens stuck out in a rural area called Progresso, in a special school for troubled kids. They go to a party run by “the cult” and end up with a deadly disease spread by kissing.

    The first girl to get sick, Bel (Luana Nastas), ends up in the hospital, so her friends try to figure out who kissed whom, and who might get sick next. The protagonist of the show seems to be Fran (Iza Moreira), Bel’s roommate.

    The strange thing about this show is that the teens seem like real people, but the adults all seem like caricatures of real people. They’re all stern and against fun, like some teenagers idea of the worst adults in the world.

    I believe that those who made this show are trying for some deeper meaning and allegory, but in doing so, they negelected to really work on having good characters and story.

    If you’re a teen, perhaps all of the teen sex, LGBTQ drama, glitter, dancing and music will make it more attractive. It’s not really my kind of thing.

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    At a high school in a rural, isolated ranching community, families panic when teens contract a mysterious “kissing disease” that quickly spreads.
    Starring:Caio Horowicz, Iza Moreira, Michel Joelsas
    Creators:Esmir Filho
    In a cattle-ranching town in Brazil’s countryside, adolescents panic when they are threatened by the outbreak of a contagious infection transmitted by kissing. In a contemporary and dark plot, the series portrays the desires of digitally connected youth within a physical reality filled with fear and mistrust.

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    Primetime TV Review: “Dark Desire”

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    “Dark Desire” on Netflix Review by Suzanne 7/25/20

    This is a steamy, suspenseful Mexican drama from a somewhat-feminist point of view. Maite Perroni stars as Alma, a beautiful woman who teaches criminal law. Her specialty appears to be “femicide,” i.e., homicide of women. She’s married to a judge, Leonardo (Jorge Poza), but they’re not happy, and she suspects that he’s cheating on her. We don’t see for sure, in the first episode, whether he’s doing that or not, but he certainly does have some secrets that he’s keeping.

    Her good friend Brenda (María Fernanda Yepes), newly-divorced, invites her for a weekend stay. They go out dancing. Alma ends up sleeping with a handsome younger man, Dario (Alejandro Speitzer).

    The beginning of the series shows a woman (maybe Alma) getting arrested, and the coroner is taking a body away. They were wise to put that at the beginning, to create tension, because the show starts very slowly. However, by the end of the first episode, two shocking things happen. It’s worth waiting for. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

    Alma and Leonard also have a daughter, Zoe (Regina Pavón), and Leonard’s brother, Esteban (Erik Hayser), a cop, also is involved in the story. There are 18 episodes, which is long for a Netflix series. In other reviews I’ve seen, the show is compared to “You,” the Lifetime/Netflix stalker drama, and “365 Days,” a Polish S&M mob drama.

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    Married Alma spends a fateful weekend away from home that ignites passion, ends in tragedy and leads her to question the truth about those close to her.
    Starring:Maite Perroni, Erik Hayser, Alejandro Speitzer
    Creators:Leticia López Margalli
    Alma Solares, a prestigious lawyer and college professor, visits her best friend for the weekend to “process the grief” of the latter’s divorce. During the getaway, Alma meets Dario Guerra, a 23-year-old, and they have a wild tryst. She returns home with her husband and daughter, determined to forget her lapse in judgment, but her life becomes a living hell. What started as a minor adventure becomes an incendiary passion, and then a dangerous obsession, unraveling a chain of secrets of a past that fatally binds them all.

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    Primetime TV Review: “The Nest”

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    “The Nest” on Acorn Review by Suzanne 7/25/20

    This is an intriguing 5-part UK drama about a couple who can’t have kids (after many tries), and they end up inviting a young woman into their home to be their surrogate. The plot sounds like a Lifetime movie, but it’s very well done and has characters that are like real people.

    Martin Compston stars as Dan Docherty, a wealthy businessman who “owns half of Glasgow” according to one character. His wife, Emily (Sophie Rundle), is distraught after their latest surrogate mother miscarries (Dan’s sister). She accidentally runs into a young woman, Kaya (Mirren Mack), with her car. Kaya is having a fight with her probation officer. Later, Kaya overhears the couple when they find out that the latest fetus has died, so she offers to carry a baby for them.

    Dan is a very suspicious, shady and somewhat-volatile-seeming man. He doesn’t trust the former foster-child Kaya at all, at first, but Emily insists that they trust her. They legally can’t buy the baby, so they instead let Kaya move in and agree to invest in her future business.

    Throughout the show, you’re bound to be thinking, “Uh-oh. This sounds like a bad idea.” Kaya is not exactly truthful. In the first episode, someone ends up dead. That’s just one of the mysteries in the miniseries. I’m very swept up in this drama and will keep watching.

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    New episodes every week through August 3rd. Martin Compston (Line of Duty) and Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard) star in this suspenseful Scottish drama about a wealthy couple who would do anything to have a baby. After a chance encounter, they recruit a down-on-her-luck 18-year-old (Mirren Mack, Sex Education) to be a surrogate, but secrets emerge about the girl’s past that could make them regret their deal.

    “Gripping, intriguing” -The Guardian.

    Monday, July 13, 2020

    THE NEST (Exclusive U.S. Premiere, Acorn TV Original Series) – Episodes 1 and 2

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    “Intriguing” -The Telegraph (UK)

    “Knotty thriller… engrossing” -The Guardian (UK)

    A wealthy couple and a teenage girl make a pact that will change all of their lives forever, in BBC One’s highest-rated new drama in 2020, from BAFTA and RTS award-winning writer Nicole Taylor (Three Girls, Wild Rose). In this acclaimed five-part psychological thriller, Dan Docherty (BAFTA award-winner Martin Compston, Line of Duty, Mary Queen of Scots) and wife Emily (Sophie Rundle, Bodyguard, Gentleman Jack) are crazy about each other – they live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that’s missing is a baby – and they’ve been trying for years. Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya (Mirren Mack, Sex Education), an 18 year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious as theirs is comfortable. When Kaya agrees to be their surrogate for several reasons, it feels like they were meant to meet – but was it really by chance? Who is Kaya and what has brought her to this couple? Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled, or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction? (2 EPS, 2020)Read more: Listings – NEST, THE on ACORN TV | TheFutonCritic.com http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings/20200611acorntv04/#ixzz6TBIDTd44

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    Primetime TV Review: “Brave New World”

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    “Brave New World” on Peacock Review by Suzanne 7/24/20

    This is based on the classic novel. It’s been a very long time since I read it, but the series appears to be very different. It keeps some of the names of the characters, but otherwise, it’s been changed quite a lot. Both take place in the future, in London (called “New London” in the series), and they have the same type of dystopian society. However, the characters seem completely new, as is the plot. The names of the characters stay the same, and they still take the drug Soma, but that seems to be about it with the similarities.

    In this series, set in a dystopian future, people are bred, not born, and they’re genetically modified to be different types of people in a caste society. People are labeled with A, B, C etc. A is the top type of person, an Alpha. They did mention that they’ve bred out emotions such as jealousy, yet how do you do that with a caste sytem? Also, they all have lots of sex with random partners.

    The heroes of the show are Bernard (Harry Lloyd), Lenina (Jessica Brown Findlay) and John (Alden Ehrenreich). Demi Moore has a role as John’s alcoholic mother, Linda. Joseph Morgan (from “The Originals”) appears an Epsilon named CJack60.

    Although Bernard is an Alpha, he’s dissatisfied with his life and what he sees going on with their society (which appears to be close to cracking at the seams). Lenina works at a hatchery (where they program babies), and Bernard is her boss. She, too, is dissatisfied. Bernard is ordered to go on holiday, so he takes Lenina with him. They visit “The Savage Lands,” which appears to be the only vacation spot (some Utopia)New . It’s in The United States, which apparently didn’t join the World Society. Everyone there is poor and looks/acts like trash (and is treated as such by the people from London). They put on regular shows for the vacationers where they show old-fashioned concepts like “monogamy.”

    The show is a bit heavy-handed at times while they show how everyone is being brain-washed from birth. If soma works so well, why would they need a vacation spot at all? If it doesn’t work so well, then why are only these two dissatisfied? And how would going to “The Savage Lands” to watch a couple of lame plays be a worthwhile vacation, anyway?  Hopefully, those type of questions will be explained in future episodes.

    The original novel tackled subjects such as racism, sexism, and more. In this show, those things seem to no longer be an issue. Instead, the Alphas and Betas seem to look down on everyone else.

    I know it sounds as if I didn’t like the series, but I do. I plan to watch more. I just wish it started a little better. The acting is very good. As scifi, I enjoy it.

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    Based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking novel, the Peacock Original Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd, “Game of Thrones,” “The Theory of Everything”) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay, “Winter’s Tale,” “Downton Abbey”) embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich, “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Hail, Caesar!”), who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions.

    Brave New World is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Amblin Television. David Wiener (“Homecoming,” “The Killing”) executive produces the series and serves as showrunner. Darryl Frank (“The Americans”) and Justin Falvey (“The Americans”), co-presidents of Amblin Television, also serve as executive producers. Owen Harris (“Black Mirror: San Junipero,” “Black Mirror: Striking Vipers”), who directs the first two episodes, and Grant Morrison (“Happy!”) also executive produce. Brian Taylor executive produces on the pilot episode.

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    Primetime TV Review: “Conversations with Legendary Television Stars”

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    “Conversations with Legendary Television Stars: Interviews from the First Fifty Years” by James Bawden and Ronald G. Miller Review by Suzanne 7/23/20

    This is a very enjoyable book for any fan of classic TV and movies. These two journalists (fans themselves) have interviewed 39 stars from TV of the 50’s and 60’s, over many years, and put them in this book form.  As someone who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s (and watched many re-runs), I loved to read it. The stars don’t hold back, either, about themselves or others in show business. There is a lot of juicy gossip.

    For instance, I knew MacDonald Carey (Tom Horton of “Days of Our Lives“) was an alcoholic, but I had no idea that Bea Arthur and Deanna Durbin both were, too. I also had no idea that Gregory Peck was bothered by the fact that Audrey Hepburn got more attention for her role in “Roman Holiday” than he did. There are many, many of these types of tidbits included in the book.

    The only thing I would complain about is that there aren’t more stars and more photos (in color).  Yes, all the photos are in black-and-white — just like TV back then.

    This is the third book by these two authors! Check them all out on Amazon.  Conversations with Legendary Television Stars: Interviews from the First Fifty Years     Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood’s Golden Era  and You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Interviews with Stars from Hollywood’s Golden Era)

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    Conversations with Legendary Television Stars: Interviews from the First Fifty Years
    James Bawden and Ron Miller

    During television’s first fifty years—long before cable networks, Hulu, Netflix, and the like—families would gather around their television sets nightly to watch entertaining shows such as I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke, M*A*S*H, The Beverly Hillbillies, Fantasy Island, and The Rockford Files. Many of the stars of these beloved shows have passed away, but their presence remains intact—not only through their television show performances, which are still viewed and appreciated today, but also through stories they told in interviews over the years.

    Seasoned journalists and authors James Bawden and Ron Miller have captured provocative and entertaining interviews with important figures from TV’s first fifty years. These thirty-nine interviews, selected from conversations conducted from 1971–1998, present a fascinating glimpse of some of television’s most influential performers. Featured are exclusive interviews with major stars (including Donna Reed, James Garner, and Ricardo Montalban), icons of comedy (including Lucille Ball, George Burns, and Milton Berle), TV hosts (including Dick Clark and Ed Sullivan), and notable musical entertainers (such as Glen Campbell, Mary Martin, and Lawrence Welk). Each chapter of this volume explores the subject’s television work—with detailed behind-the-scenes disclosures—and includes additional information about the subject’s performances in film and on stage.

    Praise for Conversations with Legendary Television Stars

    “Make room on your bookshelf for Bawden and Miller’s latest release, Conversations with Legendary Television Stars. They’ve brought back the lost art of conversation, and their style creates an intimate setting, like having a chat with a famous actor or actress over dinner or drinks. Dirt is kicked up and fun, informative, and surprising nuggets are exposed.”—Robert Crane, coauthor of Crane and My Life as a Mankiewicz

    Conversations with Legendary Television Stars includes interviews based on Q&A sessions Bawden and Miller undertook with an impressive array of stars and leading character players from US television and films over the years. The coauthors’ professionalism as reporters and experience with the interviewing process make this an engaging, informative, and fascinating sequel to their other works.”—James Robert Parish, author of Hollywood Divas: The Good, the Bad, and the Fabulous

    “Readers can turn to any page of this treasure chest of recollections and find insightful, often humorous, and always fascinating remembrances by some of the greatest names in entertainment history. Bawden and Miller have expertly crafted a collage of the industry’s most vital voices as they reminisce about their lengthy television careers, as well as their adventures in film, on radio, and onstage. This work is an essential tome for entertainment historians and casual film and television buffs, offering a vibrant portrait of a bygone era and a keen reminder of the wild changes in public tastes and entertainment styles during the twentieth century.”—Brent Phillips, author of Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

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    The TV MegaSite used to be part of my personal site at http://suzann.com The site got too big and used too much bandwidth (got too popular), so my ISP at the time asked me to cut it down.  Instead, I took the TV part and made it a separate site.  I joined with Amanda D., who had a great Y&R site, and we built up the site to include all of the daytime TV shows and much more.  Eventually we looked for volunteers and added daily summaries and transcripts for the soaps and many links for all the shows.

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    We mostly use WordPress now for our site, so it’s helpful if you can learn that.  Our older site uses Microsoft Frontpage or Expression web.  These are harder programs to use.

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    I urge you to look around the site and really get to know both tvmegasite.net and TVMEG.COM. The sites are really huge and have tons of content.

    I am always open to new ideas and designs!  I may not always be able to implement them or do them right away, but I appreciate anyone’s opinion, expertise, and viewpoint.

    If you are going to be using Frontpage for the site, please configure your version so that it is compatible with both Internet Explorer and Netscape, versions 4.0 and above. (If you don’t know how to do that, ask me and I will send you details)  This site should be completely visible in both of those browsers.

    All of our volunteers fill out the questionnaire on this page.  It is just so that I can keep track of everyone and only I see the answers.  Feel free to leave out anything you feel is too personal.  I need to know your name and email address, at least.  If you want to get a present during the winter holidays, we generally need your mailing address.

    If you are going to be a soap update (summary) writer, please read this; it’s what I usually tell our new writers:  We like detailed summaries, not just short recaps.  Don’t ever worry that you are writing too much because that’s usually not a problem.  People come here to find out what happened on their soaps, not just the bare essentials.  You can find good examples and other info on this page. You will be putting them up through a form on the Web. As soon  as you let me know you are going to do this, then we will give you the details about that…  They need to be in as soon as possible after the show airs. The sooner the better because the earlier they get in, the more people who will come to our page to read them. The very latest we will accept is midnight central time. We are not strict if you have an emergency or can’t do them, but we do ask that you let us know if you can’t do them or if it will be later than that.

    ABOUT WORKING

    First let me say I am VERY GRATEFUL that you chose to work for our site and to donate your time and effort.  This site would be nothing without the volunteers and the visitors.

    I consider this site not only “my site” but “our site”.  Sure, I pay to host it, I built much of it, and it is “my baby” 🙂 But I could not run it without the help of all the people.  It is just too big now.  I place the site and how I think it should be run over anyone or just about anything else.  What’s most important to me is “what’s good for the site”, and that means more than my own ego or gratification, or yours.

    Brenda is our Editor-in-Chief; she is the person that you can ask questions or send things to if you’re having problems posting.  Please make sure that her  and my email addresses are in your address book, so you can receive her messages.  Make sure to always reply to her or my emails so we know you are reading them and not ignoring us! You can email me for her address.

    The internet is a difficult place for communication. I cannot see you or meet you in any real way.  I don’t know what you look like, who you are, what your life experiences are, or in many cases, why you choose to work for my/our site.  You don’t know any of that about me, either.  That is both a good and bad thing.  When we communicate, it must be through email or IM, neither of which is great for real communication.  Sometimes people misunderstand things or say things the wrong way, and that can lead to problems.

    Please know that I always say what I mean, but that doesn’t mean that you always will know what I mean. 🙂  Try to take what I say at face value and not get offended.  I will do the same to you.  I usually assume that people say what they mean and that they are nice, pleasant people, and I’m not disappointed too often.  I prefer that if you have a problem/question/concern that you ask me directly and we can work it out.  If I have said something to offend you or put you off in some way, chances are I didn’t know it and I wasn’t trying to do that.  You need to tell me, if you think it is that important, and especially if it means you want to stop being a volunteer or you are somehow disgruntled.  I’m not like your real boss; I won’t fire you (well, hardly ever) because I really really need you and I can’t afford to pay you or anyone else like you!  I won’t ever yell at you, curse you, call you names, or get upset with you for quitting or making mistakes.

    Please think of me as the director of the site, rather than the boss, but I do have to give instructions on how things should be done.  When I make suggestions or tell you that I think something needs to be changed, it is because I have a certain standard for the site and what I want it to be like, and I want your work to fit into that.  If you don’t like what I’m saying, you are very free to let me know that and then we can take it from there.  I just ask you that you try not to get upset or angry, or take it personally, and that you be upfront with me.

    I know that a volunteer worker is not the same as a paid worker. You don’t have the same expectations, and neither do I.  I can’t ask you to donate more time than you are able/willing to give.  However, I do expect you to take it seriously.  That is, if you commit to doing something, in a certain way, in a certain time, I expect you to follow through on that commitment.  I know that life can interfere with these things, and that’s fine for the occasional mishap when your computer needs repair, you have a family emergency, you have to take on a second job, etc.  Please let me know that, though; I’m not psychic.  In other words, I need to be able to depend on you and you need to be reliable, as much as possible.  Mostly I need you to communicate with me, especially if you can’t do the job you promised to do.

    For instance, if you are a soap opera summary writer, I expect you to upload the summaries in a timely fashion (as early as you can, and no later than midnight) and to let me know if you can’t do it, or if it has to be late.  If you are constantly unreliable, or late, I may be looking for someone to replace you. More importantly, you are hurting the site and not living up to your word.

    If you agree to keep something updated on my site, and you don’t do that, I need to know why.  And if you change your mind about volunteering and decide to quit, please let me know.    Otherwise, I have to sit around, wondering whether I will hear back from you and whether you will email me, and keep emailing you until I give up.  Believe me, a lot of people do this to me, and though I’m used to it now, I still think it’s rude…I would never do that to you!

    If you are writing something for the site, I expect you to run spellcheck on your contribution first, and then proofread it for typos, punctuation errors, grammar, and any spelling problems that spellcheck may have missed. Again, I understand that no one is perfect, and if you have a problem with spelling (or whatever) or you can’t use spellcheck, please let me know and we can work something out.  We don’t have proofreaders any more, so it’s best if you do your own proofreading.

    Any content given to or written for this site is the property of the site.  That is, if you write an article, poem, fanfic, etc. for The TV MegaSite, or any part of The TV MegaSite, it stays part of The TV MegaSite, whether you still continue to work for The TV MegaSite or not. This is also true of TVMEG.COM

    Most of the volunteers on this site have been great and do wonderful work, thank goodness!  Occasionally we get some prima donnas who don’t like to be given instruction or who think that they know the best way to run a website.  That type of attitude is not useful or constructive.

    So, please, feel free to share with me any concerns, problems, etc. but please don’t get overly upset or quit without telling me.  NO website is more important than our real lives or our human interaction. We just ask for simple courtesy from you.

    I try to thank everyone who contributes work to the site and I try to always let you know how valued you are.  But just like you, sometimes real life interferes with what I do, too, and so I may not always tell you how much I value your work.  I’m very busy, as I know you probably are, too.  There are many helpful people who have contributed to the site and I value every person who has worked on it.

    And if you ever need to get a job recommendation from me, just ask, and feel free to put us on your resume.  This is a job, whether you get paid for it or not. I hope it’s fun, too!

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    Welcome to our team!

    SUZANNE




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