Big Brother continued its "most twisted summer ever" on Thursday as it introduced viewers to the remaining contestants and revealed more about changes to the game this season.
Like last night, I will have some snap judgments on the new players, but first (!), some more details about this whole two Heads of Household twist....
Big Brother is back for what host Julie Chen (repeatedly) says will be the "most twisted summer ever." And the first twist of the season has already let us down.
Sure, there will be two Heads of Household this season, one of which may or may not be safe each week. Plus: America will get to select a secret three-person alliance to control throughout the summer. And even though it was only hinted at during Wednesday's premiere, eventually the two HOHs will compete in a new competition called "Battle of the Block" (which will play out for the first time ever in HD!) All of that falls somewhere on a spectrum from mildly amusing to pretty cool, but one decision about this season just doesn't sit right with us: It's premiere night and we only get to meet half the houseguests!
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We understand the thinking...
Kiefer Sutherland, Michelle Fairley
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the most recent episode of 24: Live Another Day as well as possible future episodes of Game of Thrones. Read at your own risk.]
24: Live Another Day may have fooled audiences when the show "killed" President Heller, but this week's casualty is a goner for sure.
After Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) were able to fake the death of President Heller (William Devane) by hacking into the video feed on the drone terrorist Margot Al-Harazi (Michelle Fairley) was using to target the leader of the free world, Margot honored her word to crash all her other drones and cease the attacks on London. However, when Margot realized she'd been tricked...
Jennifer Finnigan, Adam Rayner
FX's latest drama Tyrant is a strange case.
The drama (premiering Tuesday at 10/9c) stars Adam Rayner as Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed, the second son of a dictator (Nasser Faris) who left his homeland — the fictional Middle Eastern country of Abuddin — and started his own family in California. But when Barry's wife Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) urges him to return to Abuddin after 20 years for his nephew's wedding, Barry is quickly sucked back into the family drama he tried to escape, most notably by his loose-cannon brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom).
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Although the show's attempt to lift the veil on life in the Middle East is the most compelling aspect of the project, it's also perhaps the most problematic when it comes to selling a commercial television show. But the show's creative team...
Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
Laura Palmer's murder never looked so good.
On Tuesday, July 29, CBS Home Entertainment will release Twin Peaks — The Entire Mystery on Blu-Ray, and we've got your exclusive first look at the long-awaited release below. The 10-disc set features every episode of the Golden Globe-winning ABC cult favorite drama series as well as the feature film prequel,Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, both of which have been digitally enhanced for HD video and audio...
President Heller made the ultimate sacrifice on last week's 24: Live Another Day. But was it all for nothing?
Although Heller (William Devane) agreed to hand himself over to Margot Al-Harazi (Michelle Fairley) in order to prevent the terrorist's further drone attacks on London, Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) warned the president that Margot still might not stop. And based on this exclusive preview clip from Monday's episode (9/8c, Fox), Jack may have been right
William Devane and Kiefer Sutherland
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's 24: Live Another Day. Read at your own risk.]
Talk about taking one for the team.
On Monday's 24: Live Another Day — the franchise's 200th episode — President James Heller (William Devane) agreed to hand himself over to terrorist Margot Al-Harazi (Michelle Fairley) in order to stop Margot's continued bloodshed via drone attacks on London. And although Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) warned Heller not to negotiate with Margot, when Jack, Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) were unable to find Margot themselves, Heller moved forward with his plan...
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic and Andrew Marlowe (inset)
Castle's first Season 7 twist is a big one.
Creator Andrew W. Marlowe will pass the showrunner torch to executive producer David Amann for the upcoming season, TVGuide.com has learned. Although Amann will be the primary showrunner, Marlowe will...
William Devane and Kiefer Sutherland
It may have taken a circuitous route, but on Monday, Fox's 24 franchise will air its 200th episode.
"It's fantastic," series co-creator and executive producer Robert Cochran told reporters of reaching milestone. "It's something that makes us very humble and very thankful for the fans around the world... that have supported us all these years. I can promise you when we started the show, this thing wasn't even in our minds. We were trying to get to Episode 2. We're very thankful for it." ....
Graham Patrick Martin, Mary McDonnell
Major Crimes' third season will be a family affair.
Not only does the case in the premiere (Monday, 9/8c, TNT) involve two children who have gone missing with their father while everyone in Major Crimes points the finger at the mother, but it also sets up a season that explores what "family" truly means.
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"The theme of our first 10 episodes this season is expectations," creator James Duff tells TVGuide.com. "We have an expectation of a lot of things in our lives that it turns out that we have no right to expect. Family is not a given. Family is something you are sometimes obligated to create for yourself and that you embark upon with other people."
Indeed, over the first two seasons, Capt. Sharon Raydor...