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  • 'House of Cards': The F.U. Plots That Led to a Presidency

    Kimberly Potts at Yahoo TV 2 hrs ago

    SPOILER ALERT: Storyline and character details for Seasons 1 and 2 of House of Cards ahead.

    F(rank) U(nderwood) plots, that is. When Season 2 ended, the Machiavellian politician had maneuvered himself right into the Oval Office, with two seasons' worth of lies, backstabbing, mayhem, and murder. As we prepare to binge-watch another season of Frank's scheming with the Season 3 House of Cards premiere on Feb. 27, here's a look back at his greatest hits (jobs) along his path to the presidency.

    And the Plotting Begins… House Majority Whip Francis "Frank" Underwood helps former Colorado Gov. Garrett Walker win the White House, with a deal in place that POTUS Walker will appoint Frank as his secretary of state upon taking office. It took two full seasons — much more on that follows — but woe to the man who dares to cross ol' F.U. Walker's reneging on the deal is what sets the machinations of the entire series in motion.

    Related: 'House of Cards' New Trailer: Claire Is Ready to Blow the House Down

  • 8 More Classic Cartoons That Need to Be Revived After 'Duck Tales'

    Ethan Alter at Yahoo TV 3 hrs ago

    It’s been a big week for TV fans that spent much of the ‘80s and early ‘90s glued to afterschool and Saturday morning cartoons. On Wednesday, Disney XD announced that they would be bringing back fresh episodes of the 1987-1990 favorite Duck Tales starting in 2017. Not to be outdone, Netflix revealed that new versions of Inspector Gadget (1983-1986) and Danger Mouse (1981-1992)will be coming to the streaming service in the near future. The timing couldn’t be better, of course, as the kids who watched those show in their original runs now have kids of their own. And there are still plenty of shows from that era that are just waiting for a comeback. Here are eight cartoons that aired alongside Danger Mouse , Inspector Gadget and Duck Tales between 1981-1992 that we’d most like to see again. Are any of your personal favorites missing? Let us know in the comments.

     

     

     

     

    Okay, cartoon fans — what did we miss?

  • Conan O'Brien on Cuba: Rolling Cigars, Watching 'Gilmore Girls' in Spanish, and Finding a Cuban Andy Richter

    Jordan Zakarin at Yahoo TV 4 hrs ago

    Shortly after President Obama announced that the United States would begin normalizing relations with Cuba after a 53-year blockade against the Communist country, Mike Sweeney, the current head writer of Conan , suggested on a whim that they should be the first American late night show to visit the island since the 1960s.

    He wasn't being all that serious, but the idea struck a chord with the 51-year-old host, whose deep reverence for late night TV was activated by Sweeney's suggestion.

    "I had this very clear memory of being at the Museum of Broadcasting like 20 years ago, back when you needed a Museum of Broadcasting," he told a small group of reporters on Wednesday. "Jack Paar went to Havana after the revolution but before the embargo and featured it on The Tonight Show . And the minute I heard that, I went, 'We've got to go right away, because we don't know what's going to happen.'"

    Related: Conan O'Brien on Becoming Late Night's 'Grand Old Man'

    The special Cuban episode of Conan will air on Wednesday, March 4 at 11 p.m. on TBS.

  • 'Saturday Night Live' #TBT: How Do You Say Melanie Griffith?

    Kelly Woo at Yahoo TV 5 hrs ago

    Like mother, like daughter: First, Dakota Johnson followed in mother Melanie Griffith's footsteps as a movie actress. Now, the Fifty Shades of Grey star is hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend.

    Griffith served as host back in 1988 — before Dakota was even born! Griffith remarried Don Johnson in June 1989, and the two had Dakota later that year. Their second marriage lasted just a few years, after which Griffith wed Antonio Banderas.

    Related: TV's Next Generation: 29 Actors With Famous Folks

    The union of Griffith and Banderas seemed like such a mismatch that, of course, SNL poked fun at it in one of the show's recurring sketches, "How Do You Say?" Chris Kattan played a heavily accented Banderas, and in 1999, host Drew Barrymore joined in as Griffith.

    "Question: I am much more the sexy than your former love interest, the Miami Vice guy, no?" Kattan's Banderas asks.

    "Please, you're way sexier than Don Johnson!" Barrymore's Griffith breathily exclaims.

  • Exclusive 'Bates Motel' Season 3 Preview: Ain't It Great to Be Crazy? [Video]

    Kimberly Potts at Yahoo TV 7 hrs ago

    As much as we may wish it wasn't inevitable, the psycho part of the usually sweet and charming Norman Bates we know in Bates Motel is taking up more real estate in Norman's mind in Season 3.

    In the exclusive video above, Norman practices his taxidermy and hangs out underwater in the bathtub — not unusual activities for him — but, to the strains of the cheekily appropriate kiddie tune "Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy?" we also see him getting into a fight with mama Norma in his bedroom, creepily sniffing what appears to be female undergarments, and having a conversation with his very dead teacher, Blair Watson (the one with whom he had sex, and killed).

    Related: 'Bates Motel' Season 3 Trailer Promises More Creepy Family Drama Ahead

    Season 3 of Bates Motel premieres March 9 on A&E.

  • 'Sex Box' Premiere Review: A Live Sex Show or Brain-Dead Reality TV?

    Ken Tucker at Yahoo TV 10 hrs ago

    The heroic public service being performed on the WE tv network's new show Sex Box is to prove that couples look awfully foolish sitting around in silk pajamas and slippers discussing a recently-completed bout of the old in-and-out, up-and-down. Instead of the post-coital glow that romantics believe results from doing the deed, the participants on Sex Box look dazed, smiling sappily, willing to agree with anything the "sexperts" say to them. Which is probably the condition they were in when they signed on to appear on Sex Box .

    At some point in the opening interview, Dr. Donaghue always pauses to lower his voice to say with great solemnity, "Are you ready to go into… the Sex Box?"

    Sex Box premieres Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. on WE tv .

  • 'Empire' Recap: Cookie's Family Affair

    Price Peterson at Yahoo TV 10 hrs ago

    When TV dramas were first invented (The '80s? The '90s? Who knows, I'm not a TV professor, guys) they usually just hinted at pay-offs that wouldn't happen until much later, like during season finales or, worse, series finales. Mulder and Scully didn't hook up until, what, Season 8 (and off-camera!) and Veronica Mars sure did take her sweet-ass time avenging her various friends' murders and sexual assaults. Back then, writers just seemed reluctant to dole out too many reveals too soon, but that's old world thinking at this point. We're in a new world, a world where Taraji P. Henson models fur coats and shuts down trifling haters every week and it's a ratings sensation. Among the many things it does right, Empire hints at developments and then DELIVERS. After only eight episodes, this show has already capitalized upon whatever story-beats it had hinted at from the start, and this week marked a huge pay-off to something we'd been hoping for ever since the show began: A FAMILY GROUP PERFORMANCE.

    Let's talk about it!

     

     

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  • 'Arrow' Recap: A.T.O.M. Takes Flight (and a Kiss)

    Robert Chan at Yahoo TV 18 hrs ago

    Warning: This recap contains storyline and character spoilers from this week's episode of Arrow .

    Arrow has been building to Ray Palmer's first flight in the A.T.O.M. suit for a while now — and building to Ray and Felicity getting together for even longer, so that's not unexpected. What is a surprise is what's waiting for Oliver when he once again comes face-to-face with Ra's al Ghul in Nanda Parbat.

    The show is taking a month off, and they've left as many questions hanging as they did when Oliver took that dive off the cliff at the end of the winter finale.

    The Plot

    Thea is having difficulty with the truth about her killing Sara, so she tells... everybody. She tells Roy, who has been through the same thing, but she rebuffs him. She tells Laurel, who heads off to kill Merlyn. She tells Nyssa and hands her a sword so that she can exact justice.

    Related: Get Caught Up With Our 'Arrow' Recaps

    The Flashback

    Secret Count: 0

    It's Adam and Eve, Not A.T.O.M. and Feliciteve

    Inside Comic Moment

    Arrow returns with new episodes Wednesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

  • Brilliant and Boneheaded Plays From the ‘Survivor: Worlds Apart’ Premiere

    Kelly Woo at Yahoo TV 19 hrs ago

    Warning: This recap contains storyline and character spoilers from this week's Survivor: Worlds Apart premiere.

    Just one episode in, and Survivor: Worlds Apart promises to be one of the best seasons yet.

    First of all, we’re fans of the three-tribe format; it worked so well on the Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty season. Secondly, dividing people into their approaches to life — white collar vs. blue collar vs. no collar — is pretty brilliant.

    What’s not so brilliant? A decision made by one of those white collars very early on in the game, which spelled their doom. Here are the most boneheaded and brilliant plays of the week, plus this week’s bonus category: the season’s biggest creeper.

    Boneheaded: So

    As soon as the players hit the beach, host Jeff Probst explains the format: White collars are people who tend to make the rules, blue collars usually follow them, and no collars don’t have any rules at all.

    Right off the bat, Jeff makes the tribes choose one player to represent them, and that player to choose another. For white collar, it’s Joaquin and So. For blue collar, it’s Dan and Mike. And for no collar, it’s Will and Jenn.

    Brilliant: Carolyn

    Biggest creeper: Vince

  • 'The Amazing Race': Get the Scoop on the Premiere's Coolest Challenge

    Ethan Alter at Yahoo TV 20 hrs ago

    Wednesday night's premiere of The Amazing Race sent 11 teams of two — six pre-existing couples and five pairs of blind daters, a much-discussed first in the show’s history — scurrying from the starting line in Los Angeles, Calif. to the elimination mat in Tokyo, Japan. Along the way, they faced such challenges as a mud-filled obstacle course, a sake bar filled with thirsty samurai, and finding the rarest of rare objects in an overcrowded megatropolis like Tokyo: an open parking space. But the most memorable task had to be literally following in the footsteps of the popular Japanese band, World Order, who practice their robotic choreography in viral music videos recorded in public spaces around the world. Yahoo TV reached out to TAR co-creator and executive producer Elise Doganieri to break down the Syncing Steps half of the premiere's Detour challenge. Here's the scoop on how they pulled it off.

    The Challenge Was Both Physical and Metaphorical

    Watch a clip of the Samurai Sake challenge:

    The Producers Refused to Accept any Substitutes for World Order

    The Steps Went Through Numerous Revisions

    The Set Wasn't Mobbed by World Order Fans