- Yahoo TV2 hrs ago
Oh, Lorde! Forget about "Royals;" it's all about "Vikings" these days. The show, "Vikings," on History, that is.
In our exclusive sneak peek of Season 2 of the network's popular series, something tells us your head will be spinning even as your toes tap to the aforementioned Grammy-nominated artist's "Glory and Gore." Yeah, this 30-second, symbolism-filled teaser is that good.
At first glance, this is just a simple clip looking at the show's main character, Ragnar Lothbrok, played by Travis Fimmel. But who are we kidding? There's so much more to it than that, kind of like the complicated – and totally badass – Ragnar himself.
For starters, there's that fire behind his eyes … literally. OK, so this one doesn't really require all that much explanation when you're talking about a ruler and raider who killed his way to the top.
Your 7 Favorite TV Characters: What Would You Buy Sheldon Cooper and Alicia Florrick for the Holidays?kimp at Yahoo TV20 hrs ago
A geek chic new bag for Sheldon Cooper ... gadgets to help busy working mom Alicia Florrick be more productive and less sleepy ... all things bacon for Ron Swanson ... Here's our list of holiday gift suggestions for some of your favorite fictional TV types, with the hopes that they might spark gift ideas for the real characters in your life.
Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), "The Big Bang Theory"
Ultraconfident supergeek Sheldon loves his gadgets, his T-shirts, his pop culture, and his academic pursuits, and we have just the gifts that will become his new favorites.
He may not be into fashion labels, but Sheldon will appreciate the cool, tech-friendly style and utility of the Tumi T-Tech Forge Fairview Messenger, which he can use to carry his comic books, research materials, and his new subscription to , the mag for people who love "random, interesting, amazing facts."
- rrush at Yahoo TV21 hrs ago
There may have been haters out there, but in the end, love conquered all. Last night's live telecast of NBC's production of the "The Sound of Music" climbed virtually every household in America, garnering an astounding 18.5 million viewers, marking the network's biggest Thursday night since "Frasier" went off the air in 2004, and its biggest night in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic since the "ER" finale.
And at the center of the night, Broadway veteran Laura Benanti's name lit up Twitter for her turn in what is generally the least sympathetic role in musical theater: that of Maria's romantic rival, the Baroness Elsa Schrader.
- rchan at Yahoo TV22 hrs ago
The ATX Television Festival features panels, screenings, and more goodies devoted to the small screen. It's intended for both fans and professionals alike and those two groups meet at the Pitch Competition. Aspiring writers send in a 90-second pitch and, if they're chosen, get to go to Austin and give their three-minute pitch in front of a panel and a live audience.
Sound terrifying? Of course it does; you're a writer, not a hype man. Don't worry — here are some tips on how to prepare from screenwriter and Emmy award-winning "Scandal" actor Dan Bucatinsky.
Here is "Parenthood" executive producer and writer Sarah Watson on what to be ready for once you get into the pitch room.
- Caroline Kepnes at Yahoo TV23 hrs ago
In the beginning, "Betrayal" looked like it would be about two beautiful people having a torrid affair. There is that, but this sophisticated series is also a criminal family drama. And one of the most fascinating members of the Karsten family is T.J. (Henry Thomas), the once prodigal son whose brain damage limits his abilities to live up to the expectations of his father (James Cromwell). T.J.'s dad, Thatcher, is formidable, to say the least. Here's an exclusive clip from Sunday's episode when he refuses to call 911 while his son suffers from a seizure:
Henry Thomas (yes, the kid from "E.T." all grown up) brings nuance to the character, which is especially important given all that T.J. has endured this season. To wit, T.J. was charged with murdering his uncle, bailed out of prison by his domineering father, and tried to move on with a job in a body shop and was dragged out of there against his will. We saved the worst for last: T.J. discovered his girlfriend dead and went on a boozy bender with his teenage nephew.
- jblacklow at Yahoo TV23 hrs ago
Brandon Routh is ready to show off his comedy chops on the small screen again — this time in the upcoming season of TV Land's hit sitcom "The Exes," and Yahoo TV has your first look!
The "Superman Returns" star, last seen in the short-lived CBS comedy series "Partners," guest-stars as Steve, a handsome bartender / wannabe actor who unknowingly ends up taking career (and life) advice from perennial party girl Eden (Kelly Stables) and Haskell (Wayne Knight). His episode is scheduled to air in January 2014.
In our exclusive first-look pic from the set, Routh is pictured with series regulars Stables, Knight, and Donald Faison.
- daven at Yahoo TV1 day ago
We all have our favorite Christmas specials: Charlie Brown, Rudolph, The Grinch. But not all holiday specials go on to become beloved classics, you know. In fact, some are the TV equivalent of that ugly sweater with three arms Grandma knitted for you. And thanks to YouTube, these misfit toys are preserved forever for our viewing pleasure.
This year, we're decorating our tree with these holiday oddballs: a dozen Christmas TV specials that definitely did not stand the test of time.
1. "The Star Wars Holiday Special" (1978)
Any discussion of weird Christmas specials begins and ends with this notorious misfire; George Lucas himself has said he'd like to track down every remaining copy and smash it with a sledgehammer. (And this is a man who still defends Jar Jar Binks!) It's basically a bad acid trip that combines "Star Wars" with every terrible variety show you had to sit through in the '70s because there was nothing else on.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV1 day ago
Over the course of the 23rd "Amazing Race," teams have slipped and fallen, butchered pronunciation, botched math, smelled strongly of fish, argued in public, sang opera horribly, cross-dressed, and participated in plenty of other equally embarrassing tasks we don't have room to list all in hopes of winning the $1 million prize. If they'd had a shred of dignity left when entering the last leg, we're pretty sure they kissed that goodbye too based on the contents of this exclusive clip from Sunday's two-hour finale.
It appears one member of each duo has to participate in a Road Block in a Tokyo park that looks like it was cribbed from some superwacky Japanese game show's playbook.
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV1 day ago
Last night, during the course of a one-hour "X Factor" results show, Demi Lovato lost her entire team, when both Ellona Santiago and Rion Paige were sent home. While it may have been Rion's time to go (she's very young, and possibly not ready for a $1 million record deal), Ellona's elimination was definitely undeserved.
Anyway, deserved or not, after these results, not only is "The X Factor" Season 3 now much less Demi-powered, but also less girl-powered...since now only Sierra Deaton, of Alex & Sierra, is representing the fairer sex in the final four.
Today, my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I are still feeling as shocked and angry about this result as Demi clearly did last night. Watch us dish about Thursday's results show, and be sure to share your own thoughts, angry or otherwise, in the comments section below.
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV1 day ago
Last night the hills were alive with the sound of groans disparaging "The Sound of Music Live!"
NBC's live three-hour special musical event, starring Carrie Underwood as Maria and Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, took its share of criticisms. With viewers and critics knocking everything from the gloomy lighting and cavernous sets to Underwood's she-ain't-Julie Andrews performance.
But bad reviews and Twitter takedowns aren't spoiling NBC's curtain call.
Here are five ways NBC won with "The Sound of Music Live!":