James Frain, Justin Chatwin
The bad news is Orphan Black won't return for several long, cold months. The good news is the show is adding some great talent to its expanding roster for Season 3.
"How do we change him back?"
Such impulsive words, which "Impossible Girl" companion Clara will eventually be forced to swallow as she, and we, learn to adjust to yet another fabulous new Doctor, the 12th in his incredible line. As Doctor Who devotees know, change is inevitable in the world of a Time Lord, and each regeneration brings a new personality and energy to the 50-year-old fantasy franchise.
What's a poor, powerless Hexenbiest to do? When Grimm returns for its third season Friday (9/8c, NBC), Nick's Scooby gang will still be battling zombies, but Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee) has more important matters to take care of: getting her Hexenbiest mojo back!
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
As if we needed more evidence that there's never a slow time of year for significant TV (except maybe Christmas week), here's a mid-August weekend with so many premieres you might think fall had come early — although the new fall season would be lucky to boast shows remotely this interesting.
The greatest buzz, of course, surrounds the beginning of the end of AMC's darkly entertaining masterpiece Breaking Bad (Sunday, 9/8c), which resumes its climactic trajectory with the first of eight final episodes — and if Sunday's blistering hour is any indication of what's to come over the next two months, we're in for quite the wrenching ride. A ride that's teased by an opening flash-forward which suggests catastrophic consequences for the domestic life of Walter White (Bryan Cranston, astonishing as ever in his swings from mensch to menacing) — whose criminal alter ego is now in danger of being exposed by his brother-in-law/DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris, a world removed from the melodramatics of his new gig Under the Dome).
Rebecca Ferguson and Max Irons
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!"
Sasha Roiz and Alice Evans
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).
From aliens to werewolves, we've got the scoop on this summer's hottest sci-fi TV!
As Season 2 of the post-alien invasion series continues, the question is, can anyone (or anything) be trusted? The 2nd Mass is hit by vicious alien attacks and dwindling supplies as it makes its desperate trek to...