Is there a more perfect Lifetime movie property than Steel Magnolias? This tragicomic celebration of female bonding through gossipy good times and bad, all while getting their hair done at Truvy's Beauty Spot in suburban Louisiana, has been a crowd-pleaser since its first incarnation as an off-Broadway stage play (my preferred version, where the men are kept entirely offstage). The epitome of a leave-'em-laughing-while-weeping heart-warmer, Magnolias reached its pop-cultural apex in the all-star 1989 film version, but its can't-miss universality is underscored in Lifetime's oddly genteel but ultimately affecting new TV-movie (Sunday, 9/8c), whose big twist is in the casting of an all African-American ensemble.
Matthew Perry, Andrew Rannells
And the first series of the fall TV season to get full-season pickups are... NBC's Go On, The New Normal and Revolution!
NBC ordered nine additional episodes of each series, bringing their episode totals for the season up to...
Chris Colfer, Lea Michele
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Question: I am so mixed about the new Glee. I really like the New York storyline. I love seeing Rachel and Kurt's adventure and growth in the big city. It seems like a breath of fresh air compared to the mundane life in Ohio. It seems the Ohio storyline is just recycling old storylines with carbon copies of old characters. Do you think Glee will just abandon McKinley altogether after this season, because I don't think I can handle another season of the Glee Club trying to go to Nationals. — Lauren
Elizabeth Mitchell and Giancarlo Esposito
What caused the blackout? That's what everyone who watched Revolution's record-breaking premiere last week wants to know — even the series' own stars! Elizabeth Mitchell (Rachel) and Giancarlo Esposito (Capt. Neville) talked to TVGuide.com about their theories on what turned off the lights...
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I can't say I was surprised that the premiere of Revolution Monday night left me with far more questions than answers (after all, the series is produced by Lost mastermind J.J. Abrams). Whether or not the NBC drama will actually resolve all these mysteries is something we'll have to wait and see. Until then, here are the 20 biggest questions that will be...
Where were you when the lights went out?
That scenario, which has been played for comedy in the past, is the stuff of escapist fantasy-adventure in the more appealing and promising of two new network dramas premiering tonight. NBC's heavily hyped Revolution (10/9c) follows a long line of high-concept quick fades including The Event (same network, same night), Terra Nova (same night, different network), FlashForward, V, Alcatraz and so on. Will this make the grade where so many others failed?
Many shows have fallen victim to the three most cursed words in recent TV history: "the next Lost." Ever since the island drama debuted in 2005, networks have been scrambling to re-create the series' irresistible combination of poignant drama and the bizarre supernatural. Unfortunately, most shows that try to fill those shoes — FlashForward, The Event and Alcatraz, to name three — have floundered within just a season. Does NBC's latest foray into sci-fi mystery genre, Revolution, have what it takes to break the curse?
Revolution is the most anticipated new fall show, according to TVGuide.com users' Watchlist adds.
NBC's Revolution, from J.J. Abrams and Supernatural's Eric Kripke, is the most-added freshman series on TVGuide.com's Watchlist, followed by ...
J.J. Abrams will reunite with his Fringe producer J.H. Wyman on an upcoming project for Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The upcoming pilot is a futuristic cop drama set in a not-so-distant future when Los Angeles police officers are partnered up with human-like androids. Wyman will write the script and executive produce along with Abrams and Bryan Burk.
Grey's Anatomy and 24 grad Kim Raver is joining NBC's new drama Revolution in a recurring role, TVLine reports.
Executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, Revolution takes place...