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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable
series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

7 PM:
New Year’s Eve movie on More Max

7:30 PM:
The Help movie on Showtime

8 PM:
Bates Motel on A&E (Reair)
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (Reair)
Defiance on Syfy (Reair)
The Bourne Supremacy movie on Encore
The Mummy movie on Spike

9 PM:
The Following on FOX (Season Finale)
Rectify mini-series on Sundance (NEW)
Defiance on Syfy (NEW)
Bates Motel on A&E (Reair)
Game of Thrones on HBO2 (Reair)
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (Reair)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie on HBO 2
Two Weeks Notice movie on More Max

10 PM:
Bates Motel on A&E (NEW)
Rectify mini-series on Sundance (NEW)
The Big C: Hereafter on Showtime 2 (Season Premiere)

10:01 PM:
Castle on ABC (|NEW)
Revolution on NBC (NEW)

10:05 PM
The Vow movie on Starz

Enjoy!

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5 PM:
Cast Away movie on Fox Movie Channel

5:15 PM:
Road House movie on More Max

5:30 PM:
Doctor Who: Revisited on BBC America (SPECIAL)

5:40 PM:
Spider-Man 2 movie on Starz

6 PM
Shrek (animated) movie on Cartoon Network
Iron Man movie on FX
6:30 PM:
The Lion King (animated) movie on ABC Family

7 PM:
Loving Leah movie on Hallmark
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 movie on HBO Family

8 PM:
Once Upon a Time on ABC (NEW)
Call the Midwife mini-series on PBS (NEW)
Doctor Who: Revisited on BBC America (SPECIAL)
Da Vinci’s Demons on Starz (Reair)
Rectify mini-series on Sundance (Reair)
Cast Away movie on Fox Movie Channel

8:30 PM
Cinderella (classic) movie on ABC Family

9 PM:
Revenge on ABC (NEW)
Game of Thrones on HBO (NEW)
Army Wives on Lifetime (NEW)
Mr. Selfridge mini-series on PBS (NEW)
Iron Man 2 movie on FX
A Smile As Big As the Moon movie on Hallmark
Crazy, Stupid, Love movie on HBO Signature
The Scorpion King movie on Syfy

10 PM:
The Borgias on Showtime (NEW)
The Bletchley Circle on PBS (DEBUT)
Vikings mini-series on History (Season Finale)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith movie Cinemax

Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

It was a very full night of programming last night on the major networks (at least for a Friday night).

Here is how all of the Friday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
Nikita (The CW) [NEW] – 1.2 million

9 PM Shows:
Vegas (CBS) [NEW] – 7.4 million
Grimm (NBC) [NEW] – 4/9 million
Touch (FOX) [NEW] – 2.3 million

10 PM Show:
Blue Bloods (CBS) [NEW] – 10.4 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6:30 PM:
Shining Through movie on TV Guide Network

7 PM:
Shrek (animated) movie on Cartoon Network
Elevator Girl movie on Hallmark
Ice Age 4 (animated) movie on HBO
Kung Fu Panda 2 (animated) movie on HBO Family
Red movie on Showtime

7:10 PM:
The Vow movie on Starz

7:30 PM:
Marley & Me movie on Fox Movie Channel

8 PM:
Doctor Who on BBC America (NEW)
Vikings mini-series on History Channel (Reair)
Banshee on More Max (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network
The Italian Job movie on AMC
Monsters, Inc. (animated) movie on Disney
National Treasure: Book of Secrets movie on Spike
Waiting to Exhale movie on Style

9 PM:
Orphan Black on BBC America (NEW)
Vikings mini-series on History Channel (Reair)
NCIS on USA Network
The Lion King (animated) movie on ABC Family
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days movie on Bravo
The Lost Valentine movie on Hallmark
The Amazing Spider-Man movie on Starz

10 PM:
Vikings mini-series on History Channel (Reair)
Psych on ION
NCIS on USA Network
Iron Man movie on FX

10:05 PM:
My Week with Marilyn movie on Showtime 2

Enjoy!

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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

When Major Crimes returns for its second season this summer, Captain Raydor’s (Mary McDonnell) estranged, not-quite-ex-husband Jackson Raydor will be showing up. There has been no casting announcement made yet, but his character is being described as a charming and devilish rascal on hiatus from his career as a lawyer to pursue his main passion: gambling. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Actors Sam Page (Switched at Birth and Mad Men) and Sinqua Walls (Friday Night Lights and Teen Wolf) as well as actress Kate Miner (Hellcats and Persons Unknown) have joined the cast of Necessary Roughness. Miner will appear in at least four episodes in the recurring role of Sheera Kane, an up-and-coming model with a wild streak who catches TK’s (Mehcad Brooks) eye. Walls will in at least one episode as basketball player Devon Langer, the son of Lana (who will be played by guest star Garcelle Beauvais). Page will appear in at least two episode, playing Sam Conte, a V3 agent who represents one of Dani’s (Callie Thorne) clients. A talented agent, Sam would love to mix business and pleasure with Dani. He will appear in two episodes, the first of which will be episode four. Necessary Roughness will be back on the USA Network on June 12. (Philiana Ng at The Hollywood Reporter)

NBC has given the following dramas renewals for this fall: Parenthood, Revolution, Chicago Fire, Grimm and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. (Variety)

The short-lived NBC drama Do No Harm that was pulled after only two episodes earlier this year will actually get a chance to burn-off the rest of its episodes this summer. It will start airing those remaining episodes on NBC starting on Saturday, June 29 at 10 PM. (The Futon Critic)

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Q&A SECTION (with Matt Mitovich at TV Line and Team Watch with Kristin at E! Online)

Question: Welcome to your new email address! I’m still reeling from the NCIS cliffhanger. What else can you tell us about the upcoming episodes? –Cheryl

Mitovich: And congrats to you, Cheryl, for being the one of 100-plus NCIS emails I chose. This much I can share: Next Tuesday’s episode picks up right where we left off, with Tony and Ziva in the crashed car; no time-jump into a hustling-bustling hospital ER room here. Also, viewers won’t have to wait long to find out who it was that Michael Vaughn’d their vehicle.

Question: Tell us Castle and Beckett are not breaking up in the finale! OK, I know you can’t answer that, but give us something to make us feel better? –Rida

Mitovich: Hmm. Would it make you feel better to have insight into how Andrew W. Marlowe decided wherever it is that Kate and Rick end up at 10:55 pm on May 13? When first planning a finale, the series creator explains, “You have a great map, but it’s like driving through fog a little bit – the closer you get, the clearer it gets. So about seven or eight episodes out, I knew ballpark where I wanted to land.” And versus yet another capper tied to Beckett’s mother’s murder, “I wanted a quieter, more emotional finale, without the fireworks,” he says. “In this one, something comes out of left field that both characters have to wrestle with, something that would be a challenge to any relationship.”

Question: Got any scoop on Once Upon a Time? –Mundo Magico

Mitovich: In an upcoming TVLine Q&A, Lana Parrilla has plenty of wonderful things to say (and tease) about the final three episodes, including how the May 12 finale features “a very sobering moment, where the audience will be very surprised to see some characters have to come together, to work together, to save one another.”

Question: How will Royal Pains handle Hank’s medical situation when the show returns in June? Last we saw, he had suffered a stroke-like emergency from the explosion at Shadow Pond. Will the show pick up with his recovery? –Laura

Mitovich: I have four words that may point you in the right direction: Five. Month. Time. Jump.

Question: The Nikita writers wouldn’t do anything as obvious as killing off Michael in a finale titled “Til Death Do Us Part…” would they? –Lora

Mitovich: “We have some pretty big deaths coming up,” EP Craig Silverstein spilled in out May Sweeps/Finales Scoopapalooza. And the finale itself, he added, uncorks “one of the most WTF shocks” of the season.

Question: Can you please get info on Vikings? –Lyn

Mitovich: Oh, I’ve got tons, and it’s all coming your way soon. But until then, I shall taunt you with this context-free quote from series creator Michael Hirst, that despite what happens in Sunday’s finale, “I’m very happy to reassure audiences that Lagertha will continue to be a very, very important and major character in the show, for a very long time.”

Question: I love the dynamic between Defiance’s Amanda and Nolan, they make such a good pairing. Any scoop you could share about them? – Lily

Team Watch with Kristin: Absolutely! When we talked with Grant Bowler and Julie Benz about their characters’ arcs for the season, they remained pretty coy. But we managed to drag one thing out of them: Fans of Amanda and Nolan’s chemistry will not be disappointed by the final episodes of the season.

Question: Awkward is better than ever this season! Any scoop to share? – Conor

Team Watch with Kristin: Awkward is getting its election on! Things will get pretty crazy at Palos Hills High School when it’s time for student council elections and the competition will be fierce. Expect to see one freshman girl encounter the wrath of a certain upper classman when she tries to run for treasurer. Poor girl, she’s going to be eaten alive!

That’s it. Enjoy!

Have a terrific weekend!

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Based on information provided by the Dark Horizons website and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in May:

Greetings From Tim Buckley
May 3

The film follows the journey Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley) took in grappling with the legacy of his late musician father, (Ben Rosenfield) leading up to and culminating with his legendary 1991 performance of his father’s songs. The cast includes Imogen Poots and William Sadler.

Iron Man 3
Opens: May 3

The third film in the franchise finds Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) [Robert Downey, Jr.] facing a powerful enemy, the Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley) set after the events that occurred in The Avengers. Left only to rely on his instincts, he must embark on a harrowing quest to find those responsible for destroying his personal life. The Mandarin is a powerful enemy with 10 Rings that grant him immense power. The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, William Sadler and James Badge Dale.

Love is All You Need
Opens: May 3

The film is about a young couple, Patrick and Astrid, who are to be married at a villa on the coast at Sorrento owned by Patrick’s English widower father Philip (Pierce Brosnan). Astrid’s Danish mother Ida (Trine Dyrholm) is in the late stages of chemotherapy while her philandering husband Leif (Kim Bodnia) is having an affair. They all turn up for the wedding weekend where the sparks fly.

Peeples (also known as Tyler Perry Presents Peeples)
May 10

The film centers around the Peeples, a well-off East Coast family celebrating a reunion weekend in the Hamptons. But their retreat is interrupted when their daughter Grace’s (Kerry Washington) fiancé Wade (Craig Robinson) crashes to announce their surprise engagement. The film also stars Diahann Carroll and David Alan Grier.

The Great Gatsby
Opens: May 10

The novel is, once again, being adapted to the big screen, featuring cast members Leonardo Di Caprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Joel Edgerton.

Black Rock
May 17

Abby (Kate Bosworth) has invited her childhood friends Lou (Lake Bell) and Sarah (Katie Aselton) to return to a remote island that they once spent time at in their youth, in the hopes of drawing the now distant group back together. On the island they run into Henry (Will Bouvier), Derek (Jay Paulson), and Alex (Anslem Richardson), three hunters and veteran soldiers. The two groups are initially friendly, but things grow tense after the three men mention that they had been dishonorably discharged from the military while serving in the Middle East. Relatively unperturbed, Sarah wanders off to have sex with Henry, but changes her mind partway through. In an attempt to stop what is now rape, Sarah accidentally kills Henry, which prompts his two friends to stalk and hunt the three women.

Star Trek Into Darkness
Opens: May 17

After being called back home, the crew of the USS Enterprise find a seemingly unstoppable force which has attacked Starfleet and left Earth in chaos. Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and the crew of the Enterprise are tasked with leading the deadly manhunt to capture the party responsible and settle an old score. The film stars Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Noel Clarke and Peter Weller.

The English Teacher
May 17

Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She is passionate about her subject and popular with her students, but lives alone in a simple existence. When her former pupil Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns after failing to succeed as a playwright, Linda convinces him to produce his play at the school. Jason’s overbearing father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Greg Kinnear), pressures him to attend law school instead. The cast includes Nathan Lane, Lily Collins and Nikki Blonsky.

Before Midnight
May 24

This is the sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, set nine years after the conclusion of the latter with Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) living in Paris as a couple, parents to twin girls conceived when they got together. Jesse is also struggling to maintain his relationship with his teenage son, Hank, who lives in Chicago with Jesse’s (now) ex-wife. Jesse has continued to find success as a novelist, while Celine is at a career crossroads, considering a job in government.

Epic
Opens: May 24

In this animated feature, the story follows a teenager who finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where she must band together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save both their world – and ours. The cast will include voices by Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Beyonce Knowles, Christoph Waltz and Josh Hutcherson.

Fast & Furious Six
Opens: May 24

The next film in the franchise is an action-toned ensemble heist film that reunites cast members Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Dwayne Johnson (among other returnees) as well as Luke Evans as the villain.

Mud
Opens: May 26

The story follows the unlikely friendship between a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) and two Arkansas teenage boys who help him escape and reunite with his lost love (Reese Witherspoon). The cast introduces Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland and also stars Sarah Paulson.

After Earth
Opens: May 31

Will Smith and his son Jaden star in a film set a millennium after humanity abandoned Earth. A legendary General (the elder Smith) is returning home from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family. His 13-year-old son (the younger Smith) is onboard as well when an asteroid storm damages his craft, forcing them down on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. With the dad incapacitated and slowly dying in the cockpit, the young teen must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. The cast includes Isabelle Fuhrman, David Denman and Sophie Okonedo.

Now You See Me
Opens: May 31

Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco star as The Four Horsemen, a hugely popular super-group of illusionists who pull off the trick of robbing a bank on another continent. An FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) enlists the help of an Interpol detective (Melanie Laurent) and a famed magic debunker (Morgan Freeman) to stop them before they pull off their final and most audacious heist yet. The film also stars Michael Caine.

The East
May 31

Sarah Moss (Brit Marling) is an operative for a private intelligence firm called Hiller-Brood that is hired by corporations to protect their interests. She is sent to infiltrate an anarchist collective known as The East that has executed attacks on corporations. While she lives amongst them, she finds herself falling for the group’s charismatic leader. The cast includes Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Shiloh Fernandez, Julia Ormond, Patricia Clarkson and Jason Ritter.

The Purge
Opens: May 31

With the United States wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has issued a decree which allows the populace one-night every year to commit any crimes (including murder) within a 12-hour window without facing consequences. The police can’t be called, hospitals suspend help and the citizenry must regulate itself. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Rhys Wakefield and Adelaide Kane.

Movies coming out in June will be posted at the end of May.

Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

It was a very full night of programming last night on the major networks.

Here is how all of the Thursday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
The Vampire Diaries (The CW) [NEW – Back-Door Pilot for “The Originals”] – 2.2 million

9 PM Shows:
Person of Interest (CBS) [NEW] – 13 million
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) [NEW – RETURN] – 8.1 million
Glee (FOX) [NEW] – 5.2 million
Beauty And the Beast (The CW) [NEW] – 1.3 million

10 PM Shows:
Elementary (CBS) [NEW] – 9.9 million
Scandal (ABC) [NEW – RETURN] – 7.8 million
Hannibal (NBC) [NEW] – 2.4 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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