Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter
It's the battle of the biopics!
Last fall, Lifetimes premiered Lindsay Lohan's "comeback" film Liz & Dick, chronicling Elizabeth Taylor's romance with Richard Burton. Now BBC has responded with its own version of the couple's tumultuous relationship, Burton and Taylor. So is the latest take on the infamous couple actually any better than the Lifetime bomb? Let's take a look:
Grant Bowler and Stephanie Leonidas
Although Defiance doesn't return until next summer, producer-director Michael Nankin and stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Jaime Murray and Stephanie Leonidas stopped by New York Comic Con Sunday to tease what's to come.
Last week's penultimate episode of Defiance was so jam-packed with action, it could have served as a season finale all on its own. So how do you feel when we say the real season finale is even more intense? Overwhelmed? Excited? Nervous for the lives of all your favorite characters?
How about all of the above?
Here to ease your nerves — and help mentally prepare you — are eight spoilers for Defiance's first season finale (Monday at 9/8c, Syfy).
Connie Britton, Kristin Bauer and Chris O'Donnell
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Is it fall yet? I need to know what happens between Rayna and Deacon on Nashville! — Michelle
ADAM: They'll make it out of their finale car accident with only bumps and bruises, but the emotional injuries will be far more serious. "They are never going to have [a] smooth-sailing relationship," creator Callie Khouri tells us, pointing to Deacon's discovery that he's Maddie's father. "[Season 2] is not going to look like Father Knows Best. I don't think Deacon ever thought of himself as father material. We'll see him grapple with... whether or not he's right." Worse, given Deacon's dangerous bender, Rayna will feel even more justified in her decision to lie. "She was kind of right not to tell him," Khouri says. "He couldn't handle it."
OMG! Are all our favorite vampires going to die on True Blood?! — Harold
NATALIE: Bill's prophecy looked pretty damn scary, right?
It's no accident if, while watching Defiance — the first new Syfy drama in eons that has a scope you could actually describe as fantastic — you sometimes feel you're trapped inside an elaborate video game. After all, this new series (Monday, 9/8c) was developed alongside a new video game that inhabits the same fictional universe.
Stephanie Leonidas, Grant Bowler
In the not too distant future, Earth is struggling to recover from a near-apocalypse. A gruff, wise-cracking loner and his young daughter reluctantly find themselves shouldering the responsibility of humanity's survival in the face of impossible odds.
On the surface, Defiance might seem like any other genre show, but the Syfy drama has pushed the boundaries of media consumption by becoming the first cross-platform narrative in television and online gaming.
Liz and Dick
Lindsay Lohan's highly anticipated turn as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's Liz & Dick failed to make much of a splash with viewers in its premiere Sunday night.
The TV movie, also starring Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, averaged...
What unbecomes a legend most? Look no further than this long weekend's well-timed candidate for the TV Turkey Hall of Fame: Liz & Dick (Lifetime, Sunday at 9/8c), an epic of stunningly cynical and pathetic miscasting, a TV-movie so laughably inept it doesn't deserve to be on a first-name basis with anything resembling humanity.
Are you ready to take a trip to Defiance?
Syfy has released the first trailer for the upcoming series, which is set in the near future after aliens known as Votans come to Earth and start a war with humans.
The wait is almost over.
Lifetime has announced a premiere date for its highly-anticipated original movie Liz & Dick, the Elizabeth Taylor biopic starring Lindsay Lohan as the legendary actress. The movie will premiere on Lifetime on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 9/8c.