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'Archer' Recap: 'The Archer Sanction' - Archer On Ice

January 23rd, 2015 9:42am EST
'Archer' Recap And Review: 'The Archer Sanction' - Archer On Ice
In a riff on 1975's The Eiger Sanction (which was itself based on a novel), the heroes of Archer get their coldest assignment yet: joining a mountain climbing group in order to figure out which one of their teammates is a professional assassin. As usual, Archer makes the mission even more complicated. And Ray tries and fails to get some action.

Arriving at the chalet, Lana is infuriated that Archer never fully read their mission dossier and can't tell them who their target is. All he thinks he knows is that the assassin hails from a country that was part of the Axis during World War II.

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Will FOX's New Crime Drama 'Backstrom' Starring Rainn Wilson Be Any Good?

January 22nd, 2015 1:56pm EST
Backtrom - Rainn Wilson
Rainn Wilson has a new job as the lead in the new Fox drama "Backstrom."

The 13-episode drama is based on the Swedish book series by criminologist/novelist Leif G.W. Persson. The hourlong crime drama centers on an overweight, offensive, irascible detective as he tries and fails to change his self-destructive behavior.

"Hart Hanson and Rainn Wilson are the perfect combination of creative vision and onscreen talent to bring this one-of-a-kind character and story like 'Backstrom' to Fox,” said Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly.

“I’ve been in business with Hart for a long time, and no...
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'Archer' Season 6: Amber Nash On Post-Cocaine Pam And Dad's Garage

January 22nd, 2015 12:08pm EST
'Archer' Season 6: Amber Nash On Post-Cocaine Pam And Dad's Gara
More Archer means more chances to talk about TV's queen of animated comedy: Amber Nash, the voice behind vastly inappropriate Human Resources rep Pam Poovey. Pam has become Archer's breakout character, and for that we can thank Amber and her talented pipes - plus the fact that she's completely fearless when it comes to delivering just about anything. And we do mean anything.

We caught up with Amber at FX's Television Critics Association presentation on Sunday to quiz her about how Pam kicked her cocaine habit from Archer Vice, get some inside information on next week's Pam-centric episode,...
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'Arrow': 10 Can't-Stop-Sobbing Moments From 'Left Behind'

January 22nd, 2015 11:05am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Can't-Stop-Sobbing Moments From 'Left Behind'
We kinda figured that this first post-midseason-finale episode of "Arrow" would be an intense one.

Oliver Queen did die, after all. That's cause for some intense emotions to bubble up to the surface of this already very emotional superhero show.

But by no means were we expecting that much emotion. "Left Behind" was like a superhero funeral dirge. The equivalent of a small mountain of superhero-strength Kleenex.

Some serious sad times.

Alright, enough moping around- let's get to this week's list.

10. Diggle is the New Arrow?

It sure seemed that way, didn't it. Crooks are doing crook-li...
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6 Pearl-Clasping Moments Of Showdown On 'Empire's' 'The Devil Quotes Scripture'

January 22nd, 2015 10:05am EST
'Empire' Recap: 6 Pearl-Clasping Moments Of Showdown - 'The Devi
Heavy is the head that wears the crown and Lucious’ (Terence Howard) throne was really tested in “The Devil Quotes Scripture;” third episode of “Empire.” It’s him versus the world. And the world being a pesky manager, a disloyal ex-wife and rebellious son. We countdown the six most shade-worthy showdowns in “The Devil Quotes Scripture.”

“Now, Who Needs Protection”

Within the first 15 minutes of the episode Lucious is threatened by one of his artist’s (Veronica, the bald-headed balladeer we were introduced to in the pilot episode of “Empire.”) manager. The confrontational manager sticks hi...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Jews, Penis Jewelry, And Other Online Dating No-Nos

January 22nd, 2015 9:59am EST
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Jews, Penis Jewelry,
When it comes to online dating, which is the biggest faux pas?

Having your cock ring slip off mid-date? Sleeping with hordes of what could colloquially be referred to as "toad men?" Screaming that you're going to "rate" everyone in an upscale restaurant? It really sounds like "rape" if you scream it loud enough.

Well, we're not going to answer this great moral quandary. And neither is "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," even as "The Gang Group Dates" demonstrates just how badly the Gang can torpedo an online date.

Here's the situation: Dee introduces the Gang to a site called Bunchers, ...
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Were You Disappointed With The Season Finale Of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'?

January 22nd, 2015 9:27am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Season Finale: Rundown On 'C
Finally! Ryan Murphy has freed us from the torture that was American Horror Story: Freak Show. Like most AHS finales, “Curtain Call” wrapped up dozens of storylines and even more character arcs in the most ridiculous and least sufficient way possible. You’d think by now we’d be use to the insane twists and turns that ultimately amount to nothing, but somehow this ending still managed to disappoint. It didn’t quite reach the borefest levels of the Coven finale, but the entire episode was ill paced and unsatisfying.

Finally! At last Ryan Murphy has freed us from the torture that was American...
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What Does Michelle Obama Have In Common With 'The Good Wife'?

January 21st, 2015 1:30pm EST
Michelle Obama Plays 'The Good Wife' At Prez' State Of Union Add
Michelle Obama clearly watches too much network television.

Dressed in a Michael Kors tweed skirt suit, Michelle Obama probably didn't realize her designer attire had been worn on-screen before on the hit TV series "The Good Wife."

The skirt suit was first seen on actress Julianna Margulies in the role of Alicia Florrick, the wife of former state attorney Peter Florrick. The character of Florrick was jailed following a notorious political corruption and sex scandal.

Fans of the CBS show picked up on the twinning reel-life and real-life wives immediately.

Twitter user Elaine Teng wrote: ...
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'Arrow': Blake Neely Tells Us How He Makes Everything Sound Super

January 21st, 2015 12:05pm EST
'Arrow': Blake Neely Tells Us How He Makes Everything Sound Supe
The CW's Arrow returns tonight with Oliver Queen continuing to save Starling City, but his heroics wouldn't sound nearly as good if not for Blake Neely, the man tasked with composing the score you hear every week on the hit television series.

Following the release of his second Arrow soundtrack album, Blake sat down with us for a second time (here's the first) to discuss the evolution of his score and how he separates the music of Arrow and its sibling The Flash from his many other television projects.

"I try to evolve the sound a little bit each season, just because I think you can get d...
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'Supernatural' Midseason Premiere Recap: Let The Power Be With You

January 21st, 2015 10:30am EST
Supernatural
After a lengthy hellatus (that had the silver lining of an early renewal for "Supernatural"), the sci-fi drama belly-flopped right back into the action. "The Hunter Games" was a mostly stellar episode that showed our heroes bungling through difficult situations, Sam and Dean both proving why they are the creatures demons fear, and a crapload of manipulation and trickery.

Grab your best axe and let’s dive in, shall we?

Claire and Castiel | Claire admittedly tapdanced on my nerves in the winter finale as it was the wrong time to introduce a new character. In "The Hunter Games," Kathry...
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