Forget the magic fairy dust and enchanting spells, the witches of Salem are downright terrifying.
The upcoming WGN America series, the network's first foray into scripted original programming, takes a fresh — and much darker -- look at the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Its witches are very real and actually manipulating the town into a state of fear. Shane West stars as war hero John Alden (historically, a survivor of the trials) who has returned home to find that his former love Mary (Janet Montgomery) has gone on to marry elderly town leader George Sibley (Michael Mulheren). What John doesn't know is that he got Mary pregnant and in order for her to get rid of the baby, she essentially made a deal with the devil-like witch Tituba (Ashley Madekwe).
Corey Egan, Swapnill Bora
Would anyone be willing to shell out 90 bucks for a light bulb? The creators of Ilumi are hoping to convince the sharks the public would on this week's Shark Tank.
ABC announces season finale dates
On Friday's episode, two Dallas entrepreneurs demonstrate their smart light bulb which can be programmed from a mobile phone. The sharks are intrigued until they find out the price point — $289 for a 3-pack. Watch the pitch and their reactions below:
Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev
Although The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley has wanted to direct an episode for a very long time, he says it took him three seasons to summon the courage to ask.
"I decided I wanted to direct when I saw my first Stanley Kubrick film, so that was a very long time ago, but I knew I wanted to direct an episode of The Vampire Diaries from the minute I got one of the lead roles," Wesley tells TVGuide.com. "I just also knew it was presumptuous to ask any sooner than Season 4, so I asked at the beginning of Season 4 and I got to do it in Season 5."
Eli Roth's supernatural thriller Hemlock Grove returns to Netflix for Season 2 on July 11, the company announced Monday.
Based on the novel by Brian McGreevy, the series stars Famke Jannsen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron and Dougray Scott as residents of a dilapidated Pennsylvania steel town where murder and other strange happenings occur. Season 2 continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures.
The Vampire Diaries Exclusive Sneak Peek: Damon and Elena Have Another Awkward Run-In
Elena may have moved out of Casa Salvatore, but it won't be long before the two have another awkward encounter.
On Thursday's episode of The Vampire Diaries (8/7c, The CW) Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) face the doppelganger prophecy head-on when the two begin having dreams about each other. After Elena shares the news with Caroline (Candice Accola), the two have no choice but to enlist the help of Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder).
Mary Anne Hitt, Ian Somerhalder
Showtime's hit shows usually depict life-and-death situations in a heightened version of the world around us. But the cable channel's new docu-series Years of Living Dangerously aims to shine a light on a real-world issue that could be just as dangerous: global warming.
A project three years in the making, the nine-episode series sends celebrity correspondents such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford to areas around the world and throughout the U.S. affected by global warming. The stars interview experts and ordinary people alike about the impacts of climate change and also ask questions on behalf of the audience. According to executive producer Jerry Weintraub, co-creators Joel Bach and David Gelber wanted to use Hollywood A-listers not just for star power, but as a way for the average viewer to understand the enormity of the issue.