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'The Middle' Season 6, Episode 5 Review: The Weirdest Halloween Yet

October 30th, 2014 10:12am EDT
The Middle
As a sixth season sitcom with a comfortable timeslot, “The Middle” could very easily coast along on doing the same thing over and over. But that is not this show’s m.o. It is allergic to change, and its viewers are better off for its commitment to character development. The important things about “The Middle” stay the same: each Halloween episode is simply named “Halloween” and then “Halloween II” and now “Halloween V”; and holiday episodes continue to be its forte. But the specific elements that make each holiday episode so great are new and exciting each time.

Brick displayed a sudde...
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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: Ward vs. Ward vs. Grumpy Cat

October 29th, 2014 10:10am EDT
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Before we start this week's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." recap, there's something that needs a quick shout-out.

The funny stuff this season has felt a little weak. Mostly it's coming from Coulson, who gets one or two allotted quips per episode. The majority are hammy and not particularly gut-busting. But also not something we'd actively cringe at.

But really, Grumpy Cat? That's a new low, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." In the future, please refrain from slapping any more Grumpy Cat mugs into anyone's hands, with the expectation that we will laugh at a two year-old Internet meme (that, let's be hone...
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'DWTS' Week 7 Recap: A Frightful Week In The Ballroom, Antonio Says Goodbye

October 28th, 2014 8:45am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week 7 Recap: A Frightful Week In The B
During week 7 of season 19 of "Dancing with the Stars," the celebs performed not only their individual routines, but a team dance as well. Singer Ella Henderson sang her hit single, "Ghost," and Nikki Yanofsky performed "Necessary Evil."

Len Goodman returned to join Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli at the judge's desk. The first team dances of the season were a monster mash-up of dances from TeamCreepDuSoleil and TeamItsyBitsy! Sadly fans said goodbye to Antonio and Cheryl this week, who tried valiantly to keep the pace with the other dancers but didn't get enough viewer...
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5 Scoops: Spoilers On '2 Broke Girls,' 'Criminal Minds,' And More

October 27th, 2014 11:15am EDT
2 Broke Girls
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. Consider '5 Scoops' as your weekly dessert doling out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows. Here are scoops of this week's the "2 Broke Girls" premiere, "Parenthood," "Criminal Minds" and more...

Reality bites! Monday nights are about to get snarkier when CBS' "2 Broke Girls" premieres on Oct. 27! Max and Caroline are in fighting form when Kim Kardashian wants to film her reality show at their cupcake shop. Check out the sneak peek above. Make a reservation for "2 ...
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Fall TV Report Card: Grading 'The Affair,' 'black-ish,' 'Gotham' And More...

October 26th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Fall TV Report Card: Grading 'The Affair,' 'black-ish,' 'Gotham'
The first few weeks of the television season are behind us, and like the fall leaves, this new crop of shows have had a few episodes to show their true colors. The 2014-15 season has only seen one cancellation, which is a refresher indicator of the quality of freshman programs. I'm here to issue grades to the good, the bad and the 'meh' for this year's new shows, including "The Affair," "black-ish," "Gotham" and more...

Showtime's The Affair, Sundays 10/9c

A married man and a married woman have an affair. It’s a mundane as a Tuesday, and yet Showtime’s provocative new drama, “The Affai...
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'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Maybe The Show Should Spend More Time On Why Then How

October 24th, 2014 11:05am EDT
'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Maybe The Show Should Spend
How To Get Away With Murder has an interesting problem to deal with: do we show the how or the why? It's chosen how nearly every time and it's not making the show stronger.

Look at the season-long murder mysteries: the murder of Lila Stanguard, the college student who was most definitely sleeping with future murder victim number two, Sam Keating. Usually on shows like these, the victims are really fleshed out to feel like real people and to gain our interest. Shows like Twin Peaks and Veronica Mars did this was aplomb, but How To Get Away With Murder is neither of these shows.

The show is...
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'Scandal' Recap: 5 Essential Questions From 'The Key'

October 24th, 2014 8:59am EDT
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Essential Questions From 'The Key'
“You are poison,” Abby tells Olivia after weeks of antagonizing each other. It’s not exactly a fair criticism, seeing as Abby is attempting to blame Olivia for Rosen’s own stupid actions. But it hits Olivia right to the core. Because as far as she knows, as far as she’s been told in “The Key,” that’s exactly what she is. She’s basically told that she’s a poison that infects the men in her life and sets them on the path to destruction.

It’s an assessment built on lies, but it points out a disturbing part of Scandal. How many terrible, seedy political actions have been committed out of love ...
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 11 Episode 5 Recap: 'Bend And Break'

October 24th, 2014 8:09am EDT
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In the wise words of pop star Usher, sometimes “you gotta let it burn.” Callie and Arizona have finally walked away from their long-simmering marriage, relatively unscathed in “Grey’s Anatomy’s” fifth episode “Bend and Break.”

The ep opens with Callie and Arizona pitting their swords of resentment against each other in couple’s therapy. The therapist suggests taking a breather from one another to evaluate their situation. Callie’s immediately against it. She believes in order for her their marriage to survive they need to spend more time together, not less. Unsurprisingly Arizona is gung h...
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7 Reasons ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Callie and Arizona Need To Call It Quits

October 23rd, 2014 4:15pm EDT
7 Reasons ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Callie and Arizona Need To Call It
Every relationship has a breaking point and from the looks of tonight’s "Grey's Anatomy" episode “Bend and Break” Callie and Arizona have reached theirs. You can call it the seven year itch that CalZona has refused to confront until now. The proverbial band aid they’ve been using to cover their bullet wound of a relationship refuses to stick any more. Evidenced by tonight’s sneak peak listed above. Well, guess what team Callie, team Arizona? The wound is officially fatal. I call time of death at 8pm. As if that’s not enough to tag their shipper status as D.E.A.D, I give seven reasons, don’t...
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Actor Undercover: Meet 'Scandal's' Double Agent Brian Letscher

October 23rd, 2014 12:04pm EDT
Actor Undercover: Meet 'Scandal's' Double Agent Brian Letscher
Don't worry, Brian Letscher's only pretending to be lethal. As Secret Service agent slash B613 operative Tom Larsen on Scandal, the actor's complicit in the death of President Grant's son Jerry, tried to kill former boss Jake Ballard (Scott Foley), and is on the hot seat with the nefarious Rowan Pope (Joe Morton). And tomorrow, he might just add to his body count with a juicy new role in NBC's supernatural thriller Grimm.

But in real life, he's the nicest guy you could ever hope to meet. We caught up with Brian last week to discuss how much street cred he gets from playing the bad guy, wha...
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