Prepare for the real game of thrones. Many films and TV series have taken on Henry VIII and the Tudors, but shockingly little has been done on the English dynasty that preceded them: the magnificently brutal Plantagenets. That's odd, considering that the Plantagenets, who battled one another for 30 years in the calamitous Wars of the Roses, did just as much roaring and whoring as the Tudors did — and were way more dangerous and dysfunctional.
Starz plans to rectify this royal oversight with The White Queen, a sweeping, sexually ...
Author Philippa Gregory has become an authority on British royalty, but her interests don't necessarily extend to the present.
"I'm utterly indifferent about Kate Middleton's baby," she confessed at Starz's Television Critics Association fall previews on Friday. "It know this is terrible. It's like blasphemy!"
Heading up Portland's police department is lonely work, but Capt. Sean Renard is about to get some company.
On Friday's Grimm (9/8c, NBC), a blonde named Mia (The Vampire Diaries' Alice Evans) hits town and reconnects with...
Grimm may be inspired by beloved fairy tales, but don't expect any happily-ever-afters. In fact, life is about to get very deadly for all concerned. The hit NBC crime procedural — about a Portland homicide detective, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), with the power to spot supernatural creatures who masquerade as human beings—will get an early second-season return tonight, fresh from two weeks of heavy promotion during the Olympic Games. (The series airs on Mondays for five weeks, then returns to its previous Fridays-at-9 slot on September 14.) Prepare to get prehistoric.
It's a good thing Nick's mom has come back. The new Grimm needs all the help he can get with a slew of dangerous Wesen.
When Grimm returns Monday (10/9c, NBC) with all-new episodes, Nick is still trying to wrap his head around the fact that his mother is still alive and fighting the good Grimm fight. Meanwhile, Monroe and Rosalee are trying to figure out how to awaken Juliette from her cat-scratch-induced coma, and Capt. Renard attempts to reconnect with his estranged brother (guest star James Frain).