- kellywoo at Yahoo TV7 hrs ago
The phrase "game-changing" is tossed around a lot when it comes to television shows, but no series — absolutely no series, definitely now and perhaps ever — does it better than "Scandal."
The analogy of moving the chess pieces around? Nope. Not good enough. "Scandal" is more like an Etch-A-Sketch — just when you think you've got a handle on the characters and the plots, Shonda Rhimes and her evil team of writers shakes everything up.
As Scott Foley, who plays Jake Ballard, so eloquently put it:
Let's go straight to how the winter finale ended and where some of the characters are, shall we?
Olivia: Everything she thought about her mother and father are totally upended.
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV12 hrs ago
Three years ago on "The X Factor U.K.," a boy band named One Direction was formed, and unless you've been living under a particularly subterranean rock lately, then you know that 1D went on to international mega-success.
Since then, Simon Cowell has tried his hardest to repeat that success on this side of the pond. Last year, on "The X Factor USA" Season 2, he aggressively pushed surfer teen trio Emblem3, aka the California One Direction. They stalled in fourth place. This season, he formed Restless Road, aka the Country One Direction. And on this Thursday's "X Factor" results show, Restless Road met the same fate as Emblem3, placing fourth behind Alex & Sierra, Jeff Gutt, and (somewhat shockingly) season-long underdog Carlito Olivero — thus missing the finale by one week.
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV15 hrs ago
The Four-Chair Challenge elimination of Wild Thingz, aka BB the Jerk and Vice, was one of the greatest tragedies in an already tragic third season of "The X Factor" this year. Just imagine how much more exciting and interesting Season 3 could have been if it had featured their stage-humping, Simon-taunting, mic-dropping antics!
Well, imagine no more. Wild Thingz are here as my "The Day After" special guests (filling in for my usual co-host, Matt Whitfield) to talk about their brief but memorable stint on "The X Factor" and what they would've done if they'd made it to the live shows. They also spill a ton of behind-the-scenes "XF" secrets...and things get wild, indeed...
Check out our hilarious convo below!
- rchan at Yahoo TV17 hrs ago
The midseason finale brought huge changes for "Arrow." Slade Wilson is alive, Roy gets injected with Mirakuru, and Oliver gets a new mask. Plus, some guy gets electrocuted during a particle accelerator accident, which probably doesn't mean anything, right?
The Arrowverse Meets the DC Universe
Roy discovers that Brother Blood was using a charity to cover up his supersoldier experiments and gets injected with the Mirakuru serum for his trouble. If the teaser for upcoming episodes is any indication, the serum worked and has given him powers much like those of the comic book version of the character.
Producer Andrew Kreisberg talked to reporters a couple of weeks ago about the writers' approach to that development. "It's a deep-seated anger that lets you survive the Mirakuru transformation," he said. It's how Slade survived, and "what's fun for the writers is we see what Roy's potential is to go down that dark path, too." The rest of this season, we'll get to see "how the Arrow makes it his mission to not let Roy" end up like Slade.
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV18 hrs ago
Mary Stuart has learned the hard way that being queen isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
This season on "Reign," Mary (Adelaide Kane) has gotten engaged to a man she hasn't seen since they were kids, moved to another country, and faced death threats.
And now she might become queen of another country!
In this sneak peek clip from tonight's big winter finale, Mary learns some potentially life-altering news: The queen of England is dying.
"Many suspect and believe the rightful heir to the English throne is you, Mary Stuart," King Henry proclaims. But while he's overjoyed at the news, Mary just looks stunned.
And that's not all! Henry goes on to note that Mary's marriage to his son, Francis (Toby Regbo) will help secure her claim.
"It's time you and Francis are wed," he declares.
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV18 hrs ago
Iconic television comedy "Murphy Brown" premiered 25 years ago, made Candice Bergen a star, and was famously the topic of a speech by Dan Quayle during the 1992 election.
But it could've all turned out very differently, as Bergen and creator Diane English on her talk show. CBS apparently didn't want Bergen to play the acid-tongued Murphy.
"They wanted someone much younger," Bergen acknowledged. "They said, 'Couldn't Murphy be coming back from a week at a spa, does it have to be a month at Betty Ford for alcoholism? And does she have to be 40, couldn't she be in her early 30s?' And Diane said, 'Are you insane? The whole point is her edges.'"
An incredulous Couric then revealed the name of the actress that the network almost cast instead — Heather Locklear!
As the audience gasped, Couric quickly made sure to say she had nothing against Locklear. "But she's not Murphy Brown!"
Amen to that!
- Victoria Leigh Miller at Yahoo TV19 hrs ago
Julie Chen is talking trash about rival daytime chatfest "The View." In an interview on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show, the host of CBS's "The Talk" said the ABC show may have made a major mistake in hiring Jenny McCarthy for the show's current season. While Chen admitted that the former MTV star is likeable and beautiful, Chen said McCarthy's a fish out of water when it comes to talking politics. "That's what put ['The View'] on the map, but they don't do that any more," she said. "No one wants to hear Jenny McCarthy talk about the New York mayoral race ... or politics. They don't."
It's Called 'Fifty Shades of Grayson' for a Reason! 7 Things to Know About the 'Vampire Diaries' Winter Finalekellywoo at Yahoo TV20 hrs ago
The humans are fighting back, and that could mean big trouble for Elena, Damon, and the rest of the Mystic Falls gang on "The Vampire Diaries."
Last week, we got an in-depth look at the decades-long Augustine project, which used Damon as a vampire test subject. When he finally got free, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) embarked on a quest for revenge against every living Whitmore — a story that shocked and appalled girlfriend Elena (Nina Dobrev).
But then, Elena herself was taken to Dr. Wes Maxfield's lab of doom. The winter finale is "a pretty intense episode," promised writer and executive producer Caroline Dries.
"We start with Elena still in that lab and she's wondering, a) where she is, b) what the heck is Wes doing to her, because he seems to have a very clear and secret agenda," Dries told Yahoo TV in a phone interview.
Maggie Siff on 'Sons of Anarchy' Season Finale: There's Clearly No Happily-Ever-After Ending Coming for the Serieskimp at Yahoo TV20 hrs ago
Well, that was traumatic. While we knew there probably wasn't going to be a happy ending for "Sons of Anarchy" in the sixth season, the death of Dr. Tara Knowles, especially coming in such a violent way at the hands of her mother-in-law, was particularly harsh. And, as Tara's portrayer, the fantastic Maggie Siff, tells Yahoo TV, it sets up what promises to be an unhappy final season for Tara's widower, SAMCRO president Jax Teller.
Series creator Kurt Sutter's "clearly not planning the happily-ever-after ending. I know he wanted to see Jax move into this final chapter stripped of everything," Siff says. "So he's lost his best friend, and he's lost Tara. I think Opie also had a real strong streak of goodness in him, a nobility that Jax clung to. And to see both of those characters lost within a year is brutally hard.
- rchan at Yahoo TV22 hrs ago
Bob Barker surprised the audience of Thursday's "The Price Is Right" by appearing on the show, on what was his 90th birthday. This is only the second time he's gone on the show since his final taping back in 2007, capping off a 35 year run. "He looks better than he did even when he left," said executive producer Mike Richards. But Barker brings more than looks back with him. "He was always undervalued as to how funny he was because he was such a great host and so gracious and so well-spoken. He is hilarious and you'll see it in the show."
His return coincides with Pet Adoption Week on the show, a cause near and dear to Barker's heart. He continues to devote enormous amounts of time and money to the Humane Society and other animal welfare groups.