Aug 19

Covert Affairs – Recap & Review – Spit on a Stranger

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Covert Affairs
Spit on a Stranger

Original Air Date: Aug 19, 2014

Brianna – Associate Editor
brianna@thetwocentscorp.com

There’s more of a focus on getting answers for Chicago and that provides plenty of interesting and unexpected moments throughout the episode. Calder gets tested by his superiors after the inquest, Annie goes off on her own but gains support from unlikely places, and we’re one step closer to finding out who is responsible for the Chicago tragedy.

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Aug 19

Eva Longoria to Guest Star on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria will be making a trip to the Nine Nine this fall. It was announced today that the Desperate Housewives actress will be guest-starring on Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a three episode arc.

Longoria will be playing Sophia, a defense attorney that goes up against Jake in court and catches his attention. Longoria joins previously announced guest stars Kyra Sedgwick, who will appear in two episodes, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, appearing as himself, and Jenny Slate, who will appear in the Season two premiere.

The end of season one found Jake going undercover for an FBI investigation (not before confessing his affections for Santiago). The beginning of season has Captain Holt going face-to face against his nemesis (played by Kyra Sedgwick) as the NYPD goes through some changes.

The second season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is set to debut in its new day and time slot, Sunday, September 29 at 8:30 on FOX.

Aug 19

‘Arrow’ Finds Its Komodo

Matt Ward

It looks like we’ll be introduced to Komodo when Arrow returns this fall. According to Entertainment Weekly, Matt Ward will be joining the comic book based series’ third season as Simon Lacroix also known as Komodo.

Lacroix plays an interesting role in the DC Comics universe and according to EW, he will be initially entering as a villain of the week but will figure into the larger story throughout the season.

The third season of Arrow is set to return Wednesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. on the CW.

Aug 19

FX Renews ‘The Strain’

 

The Strain

FX has renewed their latest series, The Strain, giving the drama a 13 episode order for its second season. The second season is set to premiere next summer.

 

“We’ve never had any doubts about The Strain,” said FX CEO, John Landgraf. “Working with Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse, and the brilliant cast led by Corey Stoll has been everything we had hoped it would be and more.  It is thrilling when you have a show that is a creative and commercial hit, which is a rare accomplishment in this increasingly crowded marketplace. We look forward having it on FX for as long as Carlton, Guillermo and Chuck Hogan need to tell this epic tale.”
Fox Home Entertainment will release Season 1 of The Strain on DVD and Blu-ray everywhere on December 2 and the first six episodes of The Strain are currently available on FX’s VOD platform FXNOW for authenticated subscribers of the network, and future episodes will be available after they air on FX.
The Strain airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on FX.

Aug 19

MTV Renews ‘Finding Carter’

Finding Carter

MTV announced today that their freshman drama Finding Carter will be coming back for another season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series has been given a 12 episode second season.

The series follows a teenage girl who discovers that the woman she thought was her mother was actually her abductor and reunites with her family for the first time since she was taken at three years old. Now, she learns to adjust to the new realities

The series stars Kathryn Prescott, Cynthia Watros, Alexis Denisof,  Anna Jacoby- Heron, and Zac Pullam. Finding Carter airs Tuesdays on MTV.

 

Aug 19

‘Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion’ Gets Premiere Date

Star Wars RebelsDisney is going all out for the premiere of the latest addition to the animated Star Wars story, Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion.

It was announced today that the one hour movie will be debuting on the Watch Disney XD app  as well as on WATCHDisneyXD.com starting on Monday, September 29.  The television premiere of Spark of Rebellion is set for Friday, October 3 on Disney Channels globally, ahead of the premiere of the the series Star Wars Rebels, which is set to premiere October 13.

“The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people.The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost – cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper –is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.”

 

Aug 19

Farewell…Don Pardo

pardo

pardo

The legendary Saturday Night Live announcer for nearly 40 years, Don Pardo, has died. He was 96.

Pardo had worked with NBC for 31 years before Lorne Michaels hired him as the announcer for SNL, which debuted in 1975. He’s the voice you hear during the intro saying “It’s Saturday Night Live!” – very much a signature of the show.

Despite Pardo’s retirement from NBC in 2004, he continued doing the intros – most recently, pre-recording them from his home in Arizona. Pardo was just one of two individuals with NBC who had a lifetime contract – the other being Bob Hope.

Pardo is a 2010 Television Hall of Fame inductee and also lent his booming voice to game shows Winner Take All, Three on a Match, Call My Bluff, Jackpot, The Price Is Right, and Jeopardy!

Rest in Peace Mr. Pardo.

Aug 18

‘Rectify’ Renewed

Rectify

Sundance TV will be bring back their original drama, Rectify, for another season.According to Entertainment Weekly, there is no word on how many episodes the drama’s third season will be as of yet.

Rectify follows Daniel Holden, a man who has just been released from prison after spending 20 years on death row for the murder of his teenage girlfriend. Now, Holden adjusts to life on the outside in the town he grew up in.

The series stars Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, Bruce McKinnon, J. Smith Cameron, Jake Austin Walker, and Luke Kirby.

The Rectify season two finale is set to air August 21 on Sundance TV.

Aug 18

Watch Your Favorite TV Stars Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Chris Pratt-Ice Bucket

chris pratt

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept through the internet and has left many people, including some of our TV favorites, soggy all in the name of raising money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or “Lou Gherig’s Disease” as it is commonly known.

The rules of the challenge are as follows: you get challenged, you either accept or decline challenge and either donate money to the ALS Association or pour a bucket of ice and water on your head (or do both).

According to the ALS Association’s update, the challenge has raised an amazing $15.8 Million as of August 18.  

To learn more about ALS and the challenge check out the Ice Bucket Challenge page on the ALS Association site.

Check out some of your favorite actors from Once Upon A Time, Arrow, Castle, Battlestar, Star Trek, Nashville, White Collar, The Office, LOST, Friday Night Lights, and more accepting the challenge.

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Aug 18

Switched At Birth – Recap & Review – And Life Begins Right Away

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Switched At Birth
And Life Begins Right Away (Season Finale)

Original Air Date: August 18, 2014

Karen Belgrad – Managing Editor
karenbelgrad@thetwocentscorp.com

First off, congratulations to Switched At Birth on their renewal for season four! And the show will be back in December for a Christmas Special, as if the “switch never happened!”

But for this hour, it’s all about what the future will hold for our two main girls and the paths they will take to get there. Just like last year, Daphne is dealing with legal issues from her impulsive actions. And will Bay really follow Emmett to California?

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