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What Brought Duck Dynasty Star Willie Robertson To Tears?

April 16th, 2015 1:55pm EDT
New Duck Dynasty Musical Brought Willie Robertson To Tears
Duck Dynasty isn't just a popular TV show, it's also a successful brand. The A & E show that chronicles the lives of the Robertson family has proved successful at creating a lucrative market that allows the family to sell a wide array of hunting and novelty items related to the show.

But that same empire was threatened last year, when the Robertson clan came under fire for some remarks about gay people made by the head of the family, Phil Robertson.

But the family has attempted to move on from the controversy and now appears ready to take the next step in expanding their business by movin...
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Q&A With 'Intervention' Executive Producer Jeff Weaver

March 29th, 2015 12:08pm EDT
'Intervention' EP Jeff Weaver Discusses A&E's Long-Running Reali
A&E's long-running reality series Intervention started its fourteenth season last week, once again showing the difficult stories of addicts and their loved ones as professional interventionists step in to try and help these families save lives.

The series has provoked a lot of discussion over the years, and so we sat down with GRB Entertainment's Jeff Weaver, who serves as one of Intervention's executive producers, to not only preview the new season but also get some insight into how the show is made.

"I think what keeps it going is its authenticity and its barefaced portrayal of the nigh...
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7 Things You Didn't See Backstage At The Oscars

February 23rd, 2015 9:21am EST
7 Things You Didn't See Backstage At The Oscars
The 87th Annual Academy Awards have come and gone, but some of the most intriguing things happened behind the scenes. Here are a few things seen and heard from backstage in the press room.

1. Hot Microphones: Before the show began, the ABC red carpet show was playing on the press-room monitors. They forgot to turn off Lara Spencer’s microphone, so the media got an earful as the entertainment correspondent reprimanded her crew for not giving her a long enough countdown to commercial break.

2. Surprise Wins: The press room gasped when Big Hero 6 upset Animated Feature category favorite How ...
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Who Are TV's Sexiest Men?

November 21st, 2014 1:00pm EST
Matt Bomer
People magazine rightfully declared Aussie-born actor Chris Hemsworth as "The Sexiest Man Alive." The actor, who has impressive bulked up for roles in "Marvel's The Avengers" and Thor 2: The Dark World, has definitely earned the title. But this blogger, who loves all things television, couldn't help but wonder: who television's sexiest men alive? Here are my top 10 picks in no particular order.

White Collar's Matt Bomer
While "White Collar" may be shuffling off to that great TV vault in the sky, star Matt Bomer's career is just beginning its stratospheric rise, thanks in part to his...
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5 Best Television Shows To Waste A Half Hour Watching

August 22nd, 2014 12:09pm EDT
5 Best Television Shows To Waste A Half Hour Watching
In honor of FXX's marathon of all 552 episodes of The Simpsons, which began yesterday and runs through September 1, we've put together a list of our favorite shows to waste a half-hour watching. They're those programs that you can tune to when you've only got a little time and always enjoy yourself. From Springfield to the United Kingdom, here are our six picks for half-hour escapes.

The Simpsons

Whether you're still a devoted fan or don't watch as much as you used to, chances are you've still got dozens of fond memories from The Simpsons. There's Homer falling down Springfield Gorge, Ma...
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9 TV Shows We Were Instantly Hooked On

July 26th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
9 TV Shows We Were Instantly Hooked On
There are a lot of great television shows, but there aren't many that are immediately addictive. Most shows take a few episodes before they find their characters or their most interesting story. Every once in a while, though, there's that show which grabs you right away - and that's what we're celebrating this week.

Here's our short list of nine shows that turned us into fans before the end credits rolled on their first installment. See if you recognize any of them, and leave your own picks at the end of the article.

24: We were sold on 24 before we ever saw the pilot. Created by Joel Sur...
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5 TV Shows You Should Binge Watch This Summer

June 10th, 2014 11:00am EDT
5 TV Shows You Should Binge Watch This Summer
Popcorn films once ruled the summer entertainment season. Now, TV is king. Every TV viewer, from the casual ones to the fanatics, easily finds shows that appeal to their binge-watching appetite among the ratings kings, or the ones critics obsess over. However, some smaller cult shows often get neglected by TV fans.

Being a television fan 1.0.1 says you must know all the highs and lows of shows like Breaking Bad, Lost, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, I Love Lucy, and The Sopranos. But they’re just a number of remarkably written, acted, and directed televisions series, some of which are currently ...
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Freddie Highmore and Carlton Cuse Talk Season 2 And The Future Of 'Bates Motel'

May 5th, 2014 5:35pm EDT
Freddie Highmore and Carlton Cuse Talk Season 2 And The Future O
The season 2 finale of “Bates Motel” airs tonight and there is a lot it store for the fans. Hoping to set the stage for the next season, along with the last episode, many questions are being answered. The finale will continue with Norma attempting to rescue Norman from his kidnappers. She even goes as far as to force Dylan to help. While trying to please his mother, Dylan must figure out his mess, being involved in a drug war, and is said to bring some closure to the drug war tonight. Emma also deals with some issues, after feeling neglected by the Bates in the last episode. Tonight, she wi...
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Amy Wilcox Talks 'Crazy Hearts: Nashville'

March 8th, 2014 1:51pm EST
Amy Wilcox
Amy Wilcox is one of the stars of A&E's reality series Crazy Hearts: Nashville, which airs its season finale this afternoon. BFTV recently spoke with Amy to look back on the first season of the show, and consider whether or not the experience of reality TV was worth it for this up-and-coming musician.

"I think I did it to kind of get my music out there and have a different outlet," she told us. "And I definitely think that was accomplished. Having over a million people watch the season premiere, that was really exciting for me.

"In terms of the content of the show, I think it's been reall...
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Police Arrest 'Breaking Bad' Contest Winner For Drugs

January 3rd, 2014 8:27am EST
Ryan Lee Carroll Breaking Bad
This story needs an "irony" tag. On New Year's Eve, police arrested a "Breaking Bad" superfan who won a contest to watch the finale of the hit drug drama with the cast. He was charged with masterminding a drug distribution operation.

Florida officials claim Ryan Lee Carroll shipped synthetic marijuana across the United States from his home in Fort Myers. Authorities raided his headquarters and seized more than $1 million of the illegal substance as well as a souvenir Hazmat suit signed by "Breaking Bad" stars.

The hugely popular A&E series, which just completed its final season, centered ...
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