A deluxe if derivative wallow in crime awaits viewers of TNT's Mob City (Wednesday, 9/8c) a six-hour primer in film noir attitude from The Walking Dead's Frank Darabont that's as sleek as the brilliantine in "fixer" Milo Ventimiglia's impeccably styled hair. Saturated in neon hues and evocative shadows, this limited-run series (airing in two-hour blocks over three Wednesdays) is gorgeous to behold even when it lays on the noir trappings awfully thick.
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It's debuting only three days into 2014, but Discovery Fit & Health has an early lead on the award for next year's best TV title: Sex Sent Me to The ER. The show, which is pretty much summed up in the title, premieres Friday, Jan. 3 at 10/9c.
Repeats of Sex Sent Me to the ER will then air on TLC starting Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10/9c. Discovery Fit & Health has ordered four episodes of the show.
Sex Sent Me to the ER comes from GRB Entertainment, which also produces Untold Stories of the ER. For this spinoff, cameras will document what the channel calls "the real-life and often hilarious stories of what happens when a little action leads to a medical crisis."
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Here's an exclusive clip from Thursday's episode of Once Upon A Time in Wonderland, which finds Alice and Will, the Knave, confronting a fire-breathing dragon. The scene was shot on location outside Vancouver at Alouette Lake in Golden Ears National Park. "I love being out here," the show's Alice, Sophie Lowe, told me on set. "We had to start out here at 4 a.m. when it was still pitch dark, but when the sun came out we discovered how beautiful it is. Even though we have to deal with rain and planes, I definitely enjoy location shoots more than our green screen scenes."
During breaks in filming, the cast set out on their own to explore the park's wonders. "I'm from the middle of England with grey skies and no water or sun, so I'm always wandering off into Vancouver's forests," says Michael Socha (Knave Will). "I'm just glad I haven't bumped into one of those bloody bears yet!"
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.
Crackle, the Sony-owned streaming service behind Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, has picked up the second season of the comedic digital series Aim High.
McG (Chuck, Charlie's Angels) is behind the show, which stars Jackson Rathbone (Twilight) as Nick Green, a high school slacker who's actually a highly trained government assassin. Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights) and Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) also star.
Bette Midler, Johnny Carson
They yap, they yammer, they sometimes even yell, but where would we be without our trusty talk-show hosts? Their programs pep us up for the day ahead and soothe us into slumber at night — that is, when they're not shocking the heck out of us! Here are the biggest, wildest, funniest and, yes, even the most tragic moments from the great wide world of chat.
Who better to discuss Saturday Night Live's Christmas-themed compilation special than new featured player Noël Wells? With a first name like that, she was born to do it.
TV Land's new comedy Kirstie arrives with an impressive sitcom pedigree, starting with its star, Cheers alum Kirstie Alley. She plays Broadway diva Madison Banks, who's reunited with the adult son (Eric Petersen) she gave up for adoption 26 years earlier.
Mariska Hargitay and Pablo Schreiber
The Beast is back — and he's still haunting Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay).
Katherine Kelly Lang and Thorsten Kaye
Will the next soap supercouple be Ridge and...Katie? On Dec. 13, the one and only Ridge Forrester returns to The Bold and the Beautiful after more than a year away in Paris. The superstar couturier — to be played by former All My Children star Thorsten Kaye — is determined to reclaim his soulmate and frequent wife Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), but he's in for a seismic shock! Exec producer-head writer Bradley Bell gave TV Guide Magazine the exclusive scoop. We also got the goods on Dollar Bill, Quinn, Rick, Caroline, Karen and more!
Netflix gets into the original kids business on Christmas Eve with Turbo FAST, a new TV series from DreamWorks Animation. The series, based on the feature film Turbo, will launch exclusively in all Netflix territories on Dec. 24 at 12:01 a.m./PT, the streaming TV service announced Tuesday.