- Kimberly Potts at Yahoo TV23 hrs ago
Take everything you remember about the Salem witch trials from history class and English class readings of "The Crucible" and add in ghouls, some very randy, decidedly un-Puritanical sex scenes, and actual witches doing witchy things, and you have the new WGN drama series "Salem."
WGN's first scripted series, created by Adam Simon and "Star Trek," "Terra Nova," "24", "Cosmos" producer Brannon Braga, spices up the old school story of the Salem witch hunts not only with sex and scary supernatural creatures, but with actual witchcraft. In "Salem," witches do exist, and they're the ones egging on the witch hunts, for their own purposes.
But this fictional spin added to juice up the series doesn't mean the names you remember from high school are MIA. Cotton Mather, Tituba, and Giles Corey are among the real world characters who pop up in "Salem."
- Maggie Furlong at Yahoo TV1 day ago
"Orphan Black" is finally back for more clone-tastic action (Season 2 premieres Sat., April 18 at 9 p.m. on BBC America), and co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson promise exactly that in Season 2 – more action! Yahoo TV caught up with them to see what they'd tease about this bigger, badder season, new threats, the possibility of more clones, and the next level of the show's conspiracy.
The end of last season basically exploded, and everything we knew was in question – what can you tease about where we pick back up in Season 2? John: Well we always knew that the huge cliffhanger of Kira missing, and Mrs. S. missing also, that we were going to pick up right where we left off, with very little lapse in time. We just wanted it to kind of come out of the gates with a roar, you know? That was really important as a launching point for Season 2 – action!
- Robert Chan at Yahoo TV1 day ago
"Game of Thrones" heartthrob Pedro Pascal (who plays the Red Viper, Oberyn Martell, on the HBO series) is generating new interest for "The Mentalist" as FBI Special Agent Marcus Pike , quieting fears that the CBS drama wouldn't be able to survive without its seasons-long Red John arc. In fact, last week's episode actually did a little better in the 18-49 demographic than the climactic episode where the killer was revealed.
Pascal , who has already appeared in one episode out of his (as of now) five-episode stint, is throwing a wrench into the smooth-running engine that is the chemistry between Simon Baker's Patrick Jane and Teresa Lisbon, played by Robin Tunney. The pair's flirting has grown more serious since the dark shadow of Red John has left the show, but fans hoping that they would get together after almost six full seasons may be in for a disappointment.
- Maggie Furlong at Yahoo TV1 day ago
Huck and Quinn are moving up the ranks to become the most complicated relationship on "Scandal" – and that's saying a lot. From co-workers to co-torturers to lovers, these two have been through it all. But now that Huck's family is back in the mix, and Quinn said those three little words, where does the fan-favorite duo stand?
[Related: 'Scandal' Season 3 Finale Tweet-cap]
'Kitchen Nightmares' Producer on Amy's Baking Company: 'You Can't Help People That Can't Help Themselves'Robert Chan at Yahoo TV1 day ago
The first word you think of when you hear the name Gordon Ramsay is probably "shouting." But according to executive producer Kent Weed, that's not the reason people watch "Kitchen Nightmares."
In this exclusive clip from this week's special two-hour episode, Gordon has his host taste their own food with unpleasant results.
He doesn't yell, and the chef isn't being put through a series of grueling, manufactured challenges. The drama of the show comes from the real, organic challenges of running your own restaurant. "It's the nature of the show," said Weed. "We follow the action as it happens; we never know what's going to happen next. And that was a case in point. We had no idea that she was going to start choking."
Unlike some of Ramsay's other shows like "Hell's Kitchen" or "Masterchef," "Kitchen Nightmares" doesn't rely on competition to create drama. This means that shouting is unnecessary; his tactic is simply to hold a mirror up to a failing restaurant and give them "a wake-up call, a dose of reality, if you will," Weed explained.
- Kelly Woo at Yahoo TV1 day ago
Wait, does Westeros have coffee shops?
An eagle-eyed fanof "Game of Thrones" spotted a hilarious mistake in rehearsal footage from King Joffrey’s wedding. The Lannister family is lined up in the front row — and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is seen holding a coffee cup!
But that's not all – he's holding it with this right hand, the one that was cut off and replaced with a gold prosthetic. So, not only does King’s Landing have paper cups and a coffee chain, it has a facility for regrowing limbs. It's an even more magical place than we'd originally thought.
Of course, this is just from rehearsals, as "Game of Thrones" is meticulous about details. In any case, it's a fun little goof for fans — almost like an Easter egg, just in time for Easter.
"Game of Thrones" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.
- Kelly Woo at Yahoo TV1 day ago
And more than anything, it shows us — and them — that they've totally moved on from each other. As she says, they'll always love each other, but that love has morphed from a romantic kind to a deep friendship.
That perfect life with the beautiful home and two kids? It isn't real. As messy and painful as her relationship with Damon is, that is real.
The Great 'Shipper War may be over for good.
A rundown of relationships on this week's "Vampire Diaries":
Elena and Stefan Status: Friends forever
- Kimberly Potts at Yahoo TV1 day ago
Warning: This post contains character and storyline spoilers.
It's not the first "Game of Thrones" recasting — Michiel Huisman took over the role of Daario Naharis from Ed Skrein, and Hafþór Júlíus "Thor" Björnsson will be the third actor to play Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane, after Conan Stevens and Ian Whyte. But Dean-Charles Chapman's takeover of the role of Tommen Baratheon is unique: It's the second role the 16-year-old has played on the series.
- Kelly Woo at Yahoo TV2 days ago
Olivia Pope can fix any scandal. Or can she?
In the Season 3 finale of "Scandal," Olivia realizes that she's the biggest scandal of all. And to fix herself, she has to go away.
A Washington, D.C. without Olivia Pope? A White House without Olivia Pope? A Fitzgerald Grant without Olivia Pope? An Olivia Pope & Associates without, uh, Olivia Pope?
Yes, it's possible. Because at the end of the episode — after Fitz has won the reelection by a fingernail, after his son Jerry was murdered, after Maya Pope was apprehended, after Huck was reunited with his family, after Harrison may or not be dead, after Rowan was revealed to be the Biggest Bad of All Time Ever — Olivia Pope got on a jet plane and flew away into the sunset with Jake.
Team Gladiators? #Broken.
- Maggie Furlong at Yahoo TV2 days ago
Hate to break it to you, Gladiators, but those of you still shipping Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) on "Scandal" need to hear the harsh reality: Olitz is doomed. And that's not just because she quit her job and flew off into the sunset with Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) in the Season 3 finale… that's because she chose to stop fighting with Fitz and fighting for Fitz, and in that moment, it was over. Forever. Don't get me wrong – I think that in a different time and place, under totally different circumstances, Olivia and Fitz are completely meant to be together and could live happily ever after making babies and jam in Vermont. But Shonda Rhimes doesn't do sci-fi. This is real life (or at least TV "real life"), and their lives are really messed up. Irreparably so.