Upon hearing that the fourth season of FX's lurid American Horror Story franchise was subtitled Freak Show, you can be forgiven if your first reaction was "Redundant much?" Few series are freakier by their very nature than Ryan Murphy's annual anthology of grotesque Grand Guignol. Freak Show (Wednesday, 10/9c) upholds the grisly tradition, although the empathy shown for this year's bizarre family of sideshow outcasts makes this edition of AHS initially less ridiculous than usual (especially when compared to the ludicrous hot mess of last year's Coven).
Matt Lauria and Frank Grllo
Now this is hard-hitting television.
Kingdom, DirecTV's new original series about the brutal world of mixed martial arts, goes for a solid shot to the gut with its artsy mix of blood, sweat, and Shakespearean themes. Think of it as Sons of Anarchy in a steel cage. Or King Lear with headlocks.
Remember when you offered your kingdom for a TV drama featuring several shirtless hunks? Well, DirecTV heard your call and is ready to deliver.
The new series Kingdom, formerly titled Navy St., is a gritty family drama embroiled in the bizarre, bloody, and often misunderstood world...
Alex O'Loughlin, Chi McBride
It's no secret that SWAT Captain Lou Grover (Chi McBride) doesn't always see eye to eye with McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) on Hawaii Five-0. But that may change on Friday's Season 4 finale (9/8c, CBS), when Grover finds his professional ethics are put to the ultimate test.
"He starts off the season looking at what McGarrett's doing as being unorthodox. It's everything he hates," showrunner Peter Lenkov tells TVGuide.com. "[The finale] brings everything full circle. ... Grover's put into a situation where he's got to act the same way, and I think he sort of learns a lot about himself and gains a new respect for McGarrett through the course of that story. He sees that sometimes you have to play dirty in order to get the bad guys."
Now that The Jonas Brothers are no more, Joe Jonas is opening up about some of the experiences he had as a world-famous superstar — including being part of the Disney juggernaut and smoking pot for the first time with fellow tween sensations Miley Cyrus andDemi Lovato.
Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas
Blood is thicker than water, but apparently there's too much water under the bridge to keep the Jonas Brothers together.
Nearly three weeks after they canceled their tour at the last minute due to a "deep rift within the band," the Jonas Brothers have officially split, People reports.
"It's over for now," Kevin Jonas said.
Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas
The Jonas Brothers have canceled their tour just two days before it was set to kick off, People reports.
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Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers will head to Hawaii Five-0 this fall, CBS announced Tuesday.
Jonas will play...
Kevin and Danielle Jonas
Are the Jonas Brothers about to welcome another Jonas into the family biz? Not quite, but babies are on the mind of Kevin and Danielle Jonas when their E! reality series Married to Jonas returns for its second season on Sunday (10:30/9:30c). "We do talk about it a lot," Kevin tells TV Guide Magazine. "I think because I'm going to be carrying for nine months, I will be on and off the tour," Danielle adds — hypothetically. "I know that our life isn't normal, but I'd like to keep it kind of normal so that they're the same as other kids."
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato
The remaining field of 60 contestants (down from the original 120) was further whittled down to the top 24 during the final round of boot camp cuts on Wednesday's two-hour episode of The X Factor. The remaining contenders were assigned into four categories (six in each), and found out which judge would be mentoring them. Simon Cowell will handle the groups; Britney Spears will take on the teens; L.A. Reid is in charge of the over 25s; and Demi Lovato will help the young adults along. As an added twist — only three groups were chosen initially, but the judges assembled another three from some of their favorite performers who weren't selected individually.