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Quick Take: THE DETOUR S2 on TBS is still amazing

TBS’ THE DETOUR was the biggest surprise for me last season among a 5-comedy surprise that was their whole line-up of new shows. The Jason Jones / Natalie Zea comedy followed the misadventures of The Parker family after a vacation is derailed by Nate’s (Jones) secret unemployment and plan for revenge. As they made their way from upstate New York to Florida, by van, each week chronicled a new misstep while Nate faced scrutiny in a windowless-room. The big surprise

My Take on…IN BED WITH SIMON on FYI

On IN BED WITH SIMON, airing Tuesday nights on FYI, Simon Marcel Badinter (the French romance expert who co-hosts “The Rendezvous” on iHeartRadio) pulls couples off the street and into his bed to chat about relationship and romance issues faced by singles and couples in today’s dating world. “Was it love at first sight?” he asks people. “Who is your hall pass?” is another question he’s tackled. After a career in radio that started with Simon picking up the phone

Kalama Epstein talks Noah, Jude, and THE FOSTERS

One of the highlights of THE FOSTERS over the seasons has been watching Jude grow up – and all the struggles that come with it.  We watched his first love with Connor fall apart when Connor left town. While it was hard for Jude, he seems to be recovering from that loss pretty well as his relationship with Noah (Kalama Epstein) grows deeper. The teenage boys are finding themselves, experimenting with recreational drugs, causing headaches for Jude’s moms Lena and

My Take On…THE GOOD FIGHT on CBS All Access

When THE GOOD WIFE came to an end at the end of the 2016-2017 TV schedule, I was ready to see it go – not because the Kings had run out of ideas or I was ready to say good bye to this cast, but because it had functioned on high cylinders for 7 seasons and I never wanted it to overstay its welcome. When I heard that the Kings (Michelle and Robert, two incredibly smart humans that I trust

Turning Back Time with HAWAII FIVE-0’s Cast of Characters, Part 1

Cheryl’s newest multi-part story looks at how characters from H50 compare to their previous-run counterparts, starting with Grace Park’s Kono – Way back in 1968, with the first season of the original Hawaii Five-0 on the air, the four lead characters of the series were easy to spot.  They were, of course, Jack Lord (Steve McGarrett), James MacArthur (Danny Williams), Kam Fong (Chin Ho Kelly), and Zulu (Kono Kalakaua).  Not so today.  When the reboot series airs on CBS on

Quick Take: DOUBT on CBS

Katherine Heigl returns to TV in CBS’s DOUBT (2/15 10/9c), a show about a tough as nails lawyer who kind of screws things up a bit by falling in love with the guy she’s defending, who may or may not be guilty.  Coming from Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, most recently of Shondaland, the series also stars Elliout Gould, Dule Hill, Dreama Walker, Kobi Libii, Stephen Pasquale, and Laverne Cox. Heigl is lovely and believable as Sadie Ellis, the lawyer

Previewing DOUBT with Katherine Heigl and Tony Phelan

From Grey’s Anatomy executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater comes Katherine Heigl’s new legal drama, Doubt.  CBS recently held a press conference with Phelan and Heigl on the threshold of the series premiere to talk the world of Doubt and possibilities of life after a thirteen-episode run. On the heels of her work with Grey’s, Heigl admits her interest in the series was peaked since previously working with the pair and being aware of “how talented, smart, and amazing

After-Take: CHICAGO PD “I Remember Her Now”

Name of the Episode: “I Remember Her Now” The episode begins with a teenage girl found dead in an elevator shaft. Her identification is found in the dumpster, and shows she was only fifteen years old. She was staying at a state funded home for troubled girls named Brady facilities. Over the years there were over a hundred calls for suicide attempts, violence and runaways. Over the past few months only a handful of calls have been made. They realize

After-Take: CHICAGO FIRE “An Agent of the Machine”

Name of the Episode: “An Agent of the Machine” Casey and Dawson go to the store to pick up snacks for a movie night. Gabby is approached by a man asking about how to treat a burn. Gabby then realizes it’s the man from the apartment fire that ran out with no identification. Before Casey can see the man, he’s already gone from their sight. They go to Antonio helping he will have some way to identify the man. At

First Look: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT S3 Teaser

To announce the release date of the third season of UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (May 19), and to celebrate Bey’s Grammys performance last night, Netflix released a teaser video featuring Titus Andromedon putting on his best Beyonce-in-LEMONADE. I am so excited for this show to come back – Season 1 was a surprise favorite, Season 2 was hilarious, and I’m sure Season 3 will be amazing!