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Dominic Monaghan on Wild Things' "More Dangerous" Second Season

Dominic Monaghan

Welcome to the jungle! On the second season of BBC America's Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, the Lost vet once again crisscrosses the globe in search of nature's most treacherous critters.

TV Guide Magazine: How has the show changed in Season 2?
Dominic Monaghan
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We needed to be more ambitious with some of the animals we were looking for. It's just a little bit more... read more

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on Disney Channel's Jessie

Michelle Obama with the cast of Jessie

As part of the White House's Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will appear next month on Disney Channel's tween sitcom Jessie to help raise awareness of the special sacrifices and needs of military families.

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Exclusive: Falling Skies' Explosive New Trailer for Season 4

Falling Skies

When the fourth season of Falling Skies premieres in two months, the weary warriors of the 2nd Mass have little time to savor their recent victory over the alien invaders. The Espheni may have been weakened in last summer's finale, but they are still a threat, and will once again wreak havoc on our heroes.

This past weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, TNT screened a brand new trailer for the season — and TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive online first look. read more

Ask Matt: Scandal, Person of Interest, Nashville, Revolution and More

Scandal

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: From the moment Cyrus elected (pun intended) not to let anyone else in on the bomb threat to the final silliness of Olivia and Jake wending skyward on daddy's jet, the Scandal finale was all the usual over-the-top perfection Gladiators have come to love and expect from Shonda Rhimes when she's operating at the top of her "a little too much is not enough" game. Nice homage to the Keyser Söze reveal from The Usual Suspects at the end. Sorry Columbus Short got offed; perhaps if his character had been given a real reel life I'd miss him more, but that was one of the flaws in the mostly great/outlandish storytelling that truly bugged this fangirl. I know it was a rush from plot point to plot point, but I'm willing to accept the pregnancy as a legitimate excuse for the end-of-season, roller rink stop-and-go, punch in the face/gut action. And what a nice sendoff for Joe Morton! Now let's see how Rhimes gets Olivia back in the game. Who's she gonna play with now? This could be a signal that there are new players, yet to be named. And how in the expletive deleted are they (Ms. Rhimes and Ms. Pope) gonna top that?! — McKenzie

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Castle Becomes That '70s Show For a Night

Stana Katic

Castle makes a groovy return tonight when Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) take on a quirky case involving the newly discovered body of a missing mobster who was murdered in 1978. "A key witness in the investigation is stuck mentally in the '70s," Katic says, "so in order to find out vital information, we have to reenact the era."

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Watch My Show: Granite Flats' Scott Swofford Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Granite Flats

You probably haven't heard of BYUtv before, but the channel — operated by Brigham Young University — is found in more than 50 million households across the country (including on DirecTV and various cable systems). Now, BYUtv is looking to get into the scripted series game, starting with the Cold War-era Granite Flats.

The show, which airs Sundays at 9/8c, centers on a group of unlikely young heroes in the town of Granite Flats, Colo., where they uncover a secret bigger than anyone expected. Executive producer Scott Swofford says the show was inspired by the real-life Project MKUltra, a human research project conducted by the CIA. With Season 2 of the series underway, Swofford answered our showrunner survey to explain why Granite Flats shouldn't stay a secret much longer.

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The Biz: PBS Celebrates Music's Hall of FAME With Muscle Shoals

Rick Hall, Clarence Carter

The small Alabama town of Muscle Shoals and record producer Rick Hall don't have the same familiar cachet; as the renowned 1960s soul music labels Motown or Stax. But the hits Hall turned out at his legendary FAME Recording Studios are well into their fifth decade of being a beloved part of American pop culture. The familiar riffs heard... read more

Will Law & Order: SVU Live to See Season 16?

Mariska Hargitay, Josh Pais

Talk about a rerun. Almost every spring, the fate of NBC's Law & Order: SVU remains unsettled until the last possible moment. TV Guide Magazine talked to showrunner Warren Leight about the prospects for Season 16.

TV Guide Magazine: You, along with some of the cast and crew, have been tweeting under the hashtag "Renew SVU." So everyone wants to return?
Warren Leight: It's fair to say the cast and crew want the show to come back and the show deserves to come back.

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Weekend TV: Orphan Black, Salem, Lifetime Making Whoopi

Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris

"You are a bloody wrecking ball. You are an exploding cigar," laments a confidante of the clones under siege in BBC America's thrillingly entertaining Orphan Black. She's also a bloody marvel, as Tatiana Maslany plays these diverse doppelgangers with astonishing range and surprising nuance. Scrappy street waif? Check. High-strung soccer mom? Check. Lesbian scientist-in-training? Check. Deranged Russian assassin? Why not. Beyond a provocative premise and blistering pace, Orphan Black is a terrific showcase for one of TV's great performances. Even when it threatens to look like a stunt, with one clone at another's throat in a smackdown or layering the subterfuge when one clone pretends to be another, this bonded-by-genetics sister act never feels forced or phony.

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Inside the Resurrection of Religious TV

Kurtwood Smith, Landon Gimenez and Frances Fisher

It looks as if The Bible has been a godsend. Last year's History miniseries averaged 11.4 million viewers overall, kicking off a new surge of religious-themed programming. ABC's new back-from-the-dead drama Resurrection, with its faith-based undercurrents, is averaging 10.2 million viewers, and the box-office success of such movies as ... read more

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