- rchan at Yahoo TV35 mins ago
Greg Kinnear stars as a brilliant yet self-destructive lawyer with a number of vices and addictions in Fox's midseason replacement, "Rake." The one getting him beat up in this promo clip appears to be gambling, but he's also drinking, engaging in licentious behavior, and possibly practicing dentistry without a license in the spot.
Do the airwaves need another lawyer show? Of course they do! Nothing's more American than lawyer shows. Even if this one is based on the Australian show of the same name, which in turn is based on the exploits of real-life Aussie lawyer Charles Waterstreet. However, this show seems less "L.A. Law" and more "The Riches," the FX original series about a family of con artists.
Of course, it also makes us think of Jeff Winger in the Darkest Timeline from "Community", but that may be just because both characters are brilliant yet self-destructive lawyers played by one-time hosts of "The Soup."
"Rake" premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 on Fox.
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV1 hr ago
Until now, America's First Housewife of Television, Marge Simpson, has spent the bulk of her time caring for her brood in "The Simpsons." But, even a non-aging gal like Marge needs to freshen up her look every once in a while. And that's why the blue-haired 'toon (presumably) boarded a G-6 and jetted to the set of "Project Runway All Stars" for some new dresses.
This is one of those have-to-see-it-to-believe-it mash-ups where you press play and behold, the most animated mom in the world as she works "Runway" fashions on "Runway":
Marge deserves major props for keeping her beehive 'do a signature part of her style. We like the shiny, knee-length, blue number best. Scratch that, we dig the strapless, flowery, flirty dress. Oh, but wait, that fitted, grey sheath is kind of Michelle Obama meets Madonna, so maybe that's the best look for Mrs. Simpson. How do these judges do it?!
- ytvstaff at Yahoo TV3 hrs ago
Starting at 8 p.m. ET, we'll be following along with the show and collecting the best tweets from our Yahoo TV staffers as well as fans. Will Carrie live up to Julie Andrews? Can Bill from "True Blood" sing? Are we doomed to have "Doe, a deer, a female deer" stuck in our heads till Christmas? We'll answer all of these questions and more, together.
I'm live tweeting Sound of Music #gangstersonly
Nothing's going to bring viewers back to NBC quite like a group of nuns singing in Latin. #SoundofMusic
I just laughed so hard as soon as they cut to this ridiculous-looking woodland set. #SoundofMusic
Look at all the happy little trees you guys. I think Bob Ross painted them. -M #SoundofMusic
Just realized I know all the words to all the songs in #SoundofMusic. I should have been Maria!
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV4 hrs ago
After a week off gorging on Thanksgiving dishes and watching one of the worst "X Factor" elimination episodes ever, my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I are back this week to dish about "The X Factor." Are you feeling thankful yet?
So last night, the top six of "The X Factor" Season 3 performed two numbers each (one "diva" song, one unplugged song); tonight, two contestants will go home. It's unlikely that either those two will be Alex & Sierra or Restless Road, who both made the iTunes top five (a feat not even the "Voice" top six achieved this week), but any of the other four singers are fair game.
Watch me and Matt dish about Wednesday's performances, our elimination predictions, and Simon Cowell's major facepalm moment...and be sure to share your own thoughts in the comments section as well!
- Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo TV7 hrs ago
You win some; you lose some — and based on recent pics from the "Cougar Town" set, Courtney Cox is winning, and Busy Philipps is... not winning. On Dec. 4, Cox was snapped walking arm in arm with her former "Friends" co-star Matthew Perry, who has joined the cast to shoot one episode of the TBS sitcom.
The former TV couple looked chummier than ever as they walked around the Los Angeles set and shared some laughs. Perry, 44, seemed particularly smitten with Cox, 49, smiling at her with nothing short of pure adoration. (He certainly has a lot to be excited about, considering that he's not only being reunited with Mrs. Chandler Bing but is also back on network TV — albeit briefly — after several of his own shows have gotten the axe.)
While these friends caught up, however, Philipps had a less delightful day when she was pelted in the eye with a snowball by co-star Bob Clendenin. (Yes, they had snow on the set, even though it was 70 degrees in L.A. at the time.)
Philipps posted a snapshot to Instagram showing her left eye rather irritated and puffy from the hit.
- Yahoo TV7 hrs ago
Believe it or not, Carrie Underwood isn't the only star of tonight's "The Sound of Music Live" event on NBC.
In addition to "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer, Christian Borle from "Smash," and all those adorable kids, you'll also see 34-year-old Broadway star Laura Benanti. While much has already been said about Underwood stepping into Julie Andrews's massive shoes, not nearly enough has been said about the special's source material, which is the original musical, and not the movie. And, as such, Laura's role as Elsa, the other woman after Captain von Trapp's heart, is decidedly bigger than people might remember.
- rchan at Yahoo TV8 hrs ago
(Warning: The clip above contains adult language.)
It takes the skills of a Benedict Cumberbatch to make R. Kelly's lyrics sound like an Elizabethan sonnet, but the UK's most celebrated thespian of the moment managed to do just that on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday night.
The "Star Trek" and "Hobbit" star, who reprises his role as the titular detective in PBS's “Sherlock” this January, applied his dry British charm to the lascivious lyrics of R. Kelly's "Genius" ("Body's so freaking soft/I can't wait to turn you on") with a seductive dramatic reading.
The number was definitely a hit with the ladies: You may want to turn the volume down, because when he gets to “I'mma hit that thing again,” the audience screams like he's the Beatles and it's 1964.
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV8 hrs ago
Even after 27 seasons, "Survivor" still manages to surprise us.
For just the second time in the show's history, players drew rocks after a deadlocked vote. This time, it takes place after a crazy tribal council where Tyson and Hayden essentially play tug-of-war with Ciera.
After Caleb's elimination, Hayden knows he's on the chopping block and decides to go for the ballsy move of calling out Tyson as the winner, with Gervase and Ciera playing second and third fiddles.
At tribal, Hayden keeps hammering away at Tyson as the player in control of the game. He puts doubt into Ciera's mind about her place within her alliance. Does she want to be one of four or one of three, with him and Katie? And in her four, she's clearly in last place, even behind Monica.
- rchan at Yahoo TV16 hrs ago
The first episode of a two-part midseason "Arrow" finale, "The Scientist," is the first appearance of Barry Allen. Barry has come to Starling City to help investigate a superpowered villain who's stolen a centrifuge and a huge amount of blood from a blood bank. Roy stumbles upon the investigation, and Oliver has to shoot him to keep him out of danger. Malcolm is back to threaten Moira, who threatens him in return. And, in a flashback, Slade Wilson dies. Or does he?
- Lyndsey Parker at Yahoo TV19 hrs ago
On Wednesday, the six remaining "X Factor" contestants sang two songs each: one unplugged performance with "no gimmicks, no silly costumes," and one "diva" performance with, of course, gimmicks and costumes galore. This allowed the contestants to showcase very different aspects of their talents, but not all of them were equally versatile…and a couple of them probably should've had the plug pulled on them entirely.
Here's how everyone did Wednesday: