Heads will roll — and more than a few eyes — in Fox's lavishly entertaining but hopelessly convoluted new supernatural thriller Sleepy Hollow (Monday, 9/8c), which officially kicks off a new season of network premieres. Given how ordinary so many of the networks' new shows are this fall, it seems a bit churlish not to wholeheartedly embrace a series that is anything but ordinary. And yet by the end of an opening hour that gets off to a spectacularly fun start, I wanted nothing more than for it to just shut up with all of the apocalyptic mumbo jumbo.
On the plus side, a star is unquestionably born in Tom Mison, a winning British actor who makes for a dashing and amusing action hero in this bold re-imagining of Washington Irving's iconic Ichabod Crane (from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which we've heretofore seen Disney-fied and Tim Burton-ized). Here conceived as a studly Revolutionary War hero and spy for General George Washington, this Ichabod is mysteriously resurrected into the 21st century, along with the axe-wielding Headless Horseman who cut him down 250 years ago and is soon lopping off heads in the modern-day Hollow.
It's a battle of soul this week on The Winner Is.
In this exclusive sneak peek of Thursday's episode (9/8c, NBC), Jersey girl Alexa takes on James Brown-reincarnated James Chapelle. After the two acts finish their respective performances of Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire" and Sam and Dave's "Soul Man," the studio audience is nearly unanimous regarding the winner.
NBA player Amar'e Stoudemire married his longtime girlfriend Alexis Welch, Us Weekly reports.
Stoudemire and Welch wed at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Fla., after legally marrying in December in their New York City apartment. Some of the celebrity guests included his teammate Carmelo Anthony, Timbaland and Alicia Keys. Event planner to the stars Colin Cowie put together the weekend-long celebration.
For viewers at home, Team Blake's victory on the Season 4 finale of The Voice felt a little like déjà vu. After all, the country superstar had already won two times before. But for Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery's win is extra special.