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Showtime’s ‘Inside The NFL,’ Choice Quotes and Schedule

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Brandon Marshall calls for a Team Kumbaya during off-season:“Unfortunately, what has been going on these past couple weeks is a microcosm to our whole season … this is unacceptable…” – Brandon Marshall“Playing quarterback … it’s no joke … The difference here with Johnny Manziel, there’s a lot of style and very little substance.” – Boomer Esiason NFL ON CBS Rules Expert Mike Carey Joins As Special GuestINSIDE THE NFL Premieres Tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.This week’s installment of INSIDE THE NFL premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.Host Greg Gumbel is joined by expert […]

History’s ‘Vikings’ Thorsdays Begin Again On Feb. 19

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Floki-bruary! It’s time to see Earl Lagertha kick some braided ass as the palm lickers try to butter up the Seer for good luck. Ragnar is itching to explore and Floki is firmly at his side in the new season, where all bets are off the Norwegian-Olde English peace talks.Oh yes, it’s time to put on the glogg and get down with Siggy, Rollo, Bjorn and the gang as the hit series sails back to our TV’s this February. Thursday, February 19 at 10 p.m. ET is when season three of History’s hit scripted drama series Vikings returns on Thursday, […]

Barry Manilow Discusses His New Album, Dave Annable Visits The Talk VIDEOS

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The rewind on The Talk:Music icon Barry Manilow discussed his latest album, “My Dream Duets,” which features collaborations with late music legends like Whitney Houston, John Denver and Sammy Davis, Jr. Manilow says, “It’s the most amazing album. They somehow made it as if we’re singing together yesterday.”Barry Manilow on New ‘My Dream Duets’ Album Dave Annable Talks “The Red Band Society” & MoreThe actor discusses working with a young cast on the new hospital drama, he addresses being compared to George Clooney, reflects on working with the great Sally Field and much more.

Recap: Vanderpump Rules, The Bunch of Friggin Sheep Edition!

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Just gonna ask this – how did the biggest bitch (Stassi) and the biggest moron (Jax) end up being the ringleaders of a group of nitwits like those fools at Sur? Baaahhhh! Bunch of friggin sheep!Stassi and Jax are like #MeanGirls who couldn’t get along and started their own cliques. I think I’m glad they’re not together anymore because “Vanderpump Rules” would be really scary to watch.“I only want to boss around cool people, not losers,” Stassi says. I bet she was a dork in high school. Pride goeth before a fall and I really hope I’m watching when that […]

Fat Chance: ‘My 600-LB Life’ On TLC Is Back, Amber Alert VIDEO

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TLC DOCUMENTS POWERFUL JOURNEYS OF TRANSFORMATION IN ALL-NEW SEASON OF MY 600-lb LIFETV Picks: My 600-LB Life is Back om TLC- Season Three Premieres Wednesday, January 7 at 9PM (ET/PT) –MY 600-lb LIFE follows the lives of morbidly obese individuals each weighing over 600 pounds and attempting to regain control of their lives. Their daily existence is unfathomable, unbearable and horrifying, Over the course of a year, they will collectively need to lose thousands of pounds in order to survive. The 12-part third season of MY 600-lb LIFE premieres Wednesday, January 7 at 9 PM (ET/PT).Season three begins by looking […]

George Lopez Goes To The Dogs, January 15, Details

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Today The CW Network announced that George Lopez will host The World Dog Awards.This two-hour television special will combine Hollywood awards show glitz with America’s love of the pooch in a perfect storm of drama, comedy and anticipation! Celebrities (and dog lovers) such as Ian Somerhalder, Beth Behrs, Lisa Vanderpump, Nikki Reed and Lance Bass will be presenting and receiving awards in categories such as Best in Film, Top TV Dog, Supporting Actor to a Dog and Dog of the Year to name a few.  Celebrating Canines with Categories Including Best in Film, Top TV Dog, Dog of The YearFans Can […]

Mexico Braces For Lifetime’s ‘Preachers’ Daughters,’ Preview!

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The forbidden fruit, sex and the single girl…makes for great fodder when the lass is a daughter of a bible thumping preacher!Unlike the really excellent Lifetime series The Sisterhood,” a series that is a sober fly on the wall to a girl’s journey – called “the discerning” – to becoming a nun, these gals want to play. The divide between sinners and saints has never been more clear than in the all-new season of Lifetime’s hit docuseries “Preachers’ Daughters.”Nine preachers’ daughters leave their homes to pursue missionary work in Mexico. But with their new-found freedom, will the preachers’ daughters remain […]

Christmas Day, “Outlander” On Starz – Yule Log and Marathon, Details!

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TV Picks: Time to don your kilt and get some good scotch at the ready, as Starz brings “Outlander” to telly this Christmas!You can cuddle up in front of a roaring Scottish hearth, courtesy of Starz’ first-ever Yule Log broadcast. As part of the 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings, Starz will air the “Outlander” Yule Log Thursday December 25th, at 2:45PM ET/PT with a countdown clock ticking down to the Outlander marathon that starts at 3:00PM ET/PT.The cozy scene was filmed on location at Lallybroch, the Fraser family home, and fans can revel in the traditional holiday celebration set to music […]

Deck The Halls With Discovery Channel Marathons At Christmas, Schedule!

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TV Picks: It’s nearly here: Christmas Break!  Nude’s Year Eve? YES!Make sure to note the programming for those Jammie pants days of December 22nd through January 1st 2015Discovery Channel Holiday Programming*Please check your local listings for the most updated scheduling. Monday, December 22FAST N’ LOUD MARATHON9AM-9PM ET/PTTuesday, December 23EDGE OF ALASKA MARATHON9AM-2PM ET/PTMOONSHINERS MARATHON2PM-8PM ET/PTWednesday, December 24ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE MARATHON9AM-12PM ET/PTALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER MARATHON12PM-11PM ET/PTThursday, December 25MERRY SHARKMAS – SHARK WEEK MARATHON9AM-3AM ET/PTFriday, December 26KLONDIKE9AM-11AM ET/PTGOLD RUSH MARATHON11AM-9PM ET/PTDEADLIEST CATCH MARATHON9AM-3AM ET/PTMonday, December 29STREET OUTLAWS MARATHON9AM-10PM ET/PTWednesday, December 31NUDE YEAR’S EVE – NAKED AND AFRAID MARATHON4PM-3AM ET/PTThursday, January 1ALASKAN […]

Recap: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Catching Up Edition

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Better late than never, right? I’m sorry folks – I had two weddings last week and this is the first chance I had to watch “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” much less blog about it. Although, truth be told, I didn’t miss much.I predicted last week’s cliffhanger correctly – Yoyo’s youngest daughter Bella got a DUI while her mom was cruising the Med with Kyle’s family. She’d only been on the yacht a day when the call from David came.“Like I knew something was wrong,” Yolanda said when her home number popped up on the screen. “But I couldn’t even […]

Photo Moment: “Happy Birthday Jesus” and “Merry Christmas from the Duggar Family”

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One family is doing their best to keep the Caucasian birth rates from total free fall, meet the Duggar Family, who have so many kids and their kids are having so many kids, their Christmas Card can barely hold everyone.The Duggar family gathered for their annual Christmas card shoot, and E! News got the exclusive on the assembled 19 kids as well as Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.Daughter Jill Duggar’s pregnancy was evident as she posed next to husband Derek Dillard. Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald pose for the picture cheek-to-cheek.E! writes that the most recent birthday girl, little […]

SNL Full Rewind with Martin Freeman, Charli XCX VIDEOS

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Last night brought first time host Martin Freeman to Saturday Night Live, with musical guest Charli XCX.Check out all the highlights below, including Martin’s monologue, Sump’n Claus (the “naughty” alternative to Santa Claus, Bilbo’s adventures in The Office: Middle Earth, St. Joseph’s Christmas Mass Spectacular, and more!Also, make sure to catch Charli XCX’s performances of “Boom Clap” and “Break the Rules” below. The full episode will be available on nbc.com/snl and the NBC App later this morning.Enjoy your Sunday, and get ready for next week’s episode with host Amy Adams and musical guest One Direction!SATURDAY NIGHT LIVECharlie Rose Cold OpenCharlie […]

Lead Actresses Up First On ‘Hollywood Sessions,’ EPIX Schedule

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Los Angeles Times and EPIX Create Original Five-Part TV Series “Hollywood Sessions” to Premiere December 8th at 8pm ET/PTThe Los Angeles Times and EPIX have joined forces to co-produce “Hollywood Sessions,” a new series featuring 2014’s biggest film stars and potential award contenders in unguarded conversation with Times writers.The first of the series’ hour-long episodes will debut on premium entertainment network EPIX on December 8 at 8pm ET/PT, with encore presentations airing throughout awards season. “Hollywood Sessions” will be executive produced by Embassy Row’s Michael Davies, creator of Bravo’s late-night phenomenon “Watch What Happens: Live” with Andy Cohen, AMC’s “The […]

DIY Network’s Rev Run’s Renovation Back January 3!

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TV Picks: The New Jersey home renovation of Joseph Simmons—best known as Rev Run from the iconic rap group, RUN DMC—continues in the second season of DIY Network’s popular Rev Run’s Renovation.Joseph Ward Simmons, aka Rev. Run from the rap group, Run DMC, makes it a family affair as he and his whole family work together to completely renovate their 9,000-square-foot New Jersey home.Premiering Saturday, January 3, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Rev Run, his wife Justine, their kids Daniel (Diggy), Russell (Russy) and Miley, and a team of builders, pick up where they left off last season. This year, they […]

‘Broad City’ New Trailer Takes Us To Bed Bath & Beyond VIDEO

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TV Picks: January brings our favorite comedy ‘Broad City’ back to telly as Abbi and Ilana head to Bed Bath & Beyond in the new Season 2 Preview.Comedy Central has released a hilarious new clip from the upcoming second season of its breakout hit “Broad City.”Abbi must have BB&B frequent flier miles as her familiarity with the various store clerks has Ilana a little flummoxed. Ilana and Abbi are out to find a pasta accessory for Glazer’s frequent booty call Lincoln, a dentist (Hannibal Buress) who happens to blog about his noodle obsession as the “Al Dente Dentist.” Broad City is effing delicious […]

Paintings, Posters, Recipes, Songs & More In ‘Game of Thrones: The Compendium’ Website

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Online alert for fans of Game of thrones: HBO® Creates Game of Thrones®: The Compendium Online Destination Of Original Fan Creations Inspired By Hit Show!HBO’s “Game of Thrones” follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen who are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Houses of families inter-marry as well as plot war and murder. As betrayal, lust, intrigue and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, their bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences.To celebrate their passion, HBO is embarking on a […]

Amy Schumer’s Star Rises, Hosting 2015 MTV Movie Awards

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Amy Schumer is one of those comics you don’t see coming.Pretty, blonde and seemingly sweet demeanor yields snark and wit monster par excellence, as she lays waste mere mortal comedians and is now in the regular Roast rotation on Comedy Central. MTV is in business with Amy Schumer who will host the 24th annual “2015 MTV Movie Awards” live on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. Schumer became the first person to invade all of MTV’s social media accounts and personally make the announcement with her provocative sense of humor […]

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Post-Mortem, Party Photos and Thoughts

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SPOILERSA favorite drama, where Shakespeare’s Hamlet themes fornicated with classic Grindhouse and Pulp Fiction genres, “Sons of Anarchy” on FX has finally come to an end.No longer can we look forward to lingering frames of man-ass, Tig’s (Kim Coates) intense glare or Chib’s (Tommy Flanagan) nearly indecipherable bucking up. Those of us who hung in there for the whole run still miss Piney’s (William Lucking) “Church” side-eyes and his son Opie’s (Ryan Hurst)  Zen moments of centering lead character Jax (Charlie Hunnam) who ended the series in a Big Bang. Sons of Anarchy was brought to life by showrunner Kurt Sutter, who played a key […]

Christmas Contest with TV Everywhere, TV On The Go

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Merry and Happy! It’s Twitter Contest Time for a chance to win a new laptop and tote bag courtesy of TV Everywhere!Make sure you follow Monsters and Critics on Facebook and Twitter to enter and tweet your entry: #CouldBeWatchingTV to count in the contest!TV Everywhere is a portal to watch your favorite TV shows on the go! With the holiday season fast approaching, you shouldn’t fear missing out on the episode everyone is raving about because you’re stuck in those long shopping lines or because your family is hogging the TV! TV Everywhere is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV […]

Cheap Christmas Gifters: Extreme Cheapskates Delivers Coal on TLC VIDEO

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TV Picks: Tonight catch the worst gift givers ever on TLC, the former home of felonious mama June.Extreme Cheapskates: Merry Cheapskate airs tonight at 9PM ET/PT on TLC.One cheapskate visits junkyards for her family’s Christmas gifts while another creates a Christmas turkey mutation out of ground meat, chicken and turkey legs.   Sarah Gracel lives in Miami Florida, with her grandmother and sister’s family. Every year for Christmas the family comes together to decorate the tree, and they fear what cheapskate decorations Sarah will bring. But this year Sarah will have to dodge the pitfalls of Christmas, while finding ways to […]

Netflix Premieres “Nick Offerman: American Ham” Friday, December 12 VIDEOS

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TV Picks: Nick Offerman: American Ham on Netflix in time for Hanukkah & Christmas!We’re just two days out from the Netflix premiere of Nick Offerman’s “slice of life” comedy special, Nick Offerman: American Ham. In true Nick fashion, here’s how he describes “American Ham”:“Fed up with abject failure? Lack of meat, cash, or fornication got you down? Refuel yourself with Nick Offerman’s 10 tips for prosperity in his chuckle-licious humor program, American Ham. Mediocre songs, ribald japes, and minor nudity guaranteed.”Oh Joy! Netflix has released two all-new clips from the special to get fans excited! The first is the “Hanky […]

‘Hollywood Divas’ Reunion Show Preview, The Paula Is Pissed Edition VIDEO

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TV Picks: Tune in to tonight’s Hollywood Divas Reunion Show Part I on TV One at 10pm ET.The Hollywood Divas have their doctorates in shade throwing and are not at all interested in any real friendships. Paula Jai Parker has major issues but she is thankful…Evidence “A”:  Hollywood Divas, TV One’s latest reality series starring Golden Brooks, Elise Neal, Paula Jai Parker, Countess Vaughn and Lisa Wu. T, is a one-hour reality series highlights the ups and downs of black actresses trying to navigate career, family and relationships, while attempting to stay relevant in an unpredictable entertainment industry.It seems Paula […]

MythBusters Mega Holiday 2014 Marathon Schedule and Preview!

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TV Picks: 9 ½ Days, 220 Episodes, 228 Hours, All Mythbusters! All the Time!Get baked, fire up the glogg and get ready for Science Channel’s marathon of all marathons! MythBusters Mega Holiday Marathon!!! (MMHM)The network is about to ‘bust’ open your holiday season with a mega marathon so big it takes (almost) ten days to complete.The network that dares to question everything will air MythBusters episodes in order from all nine seasons for more than nine consecutive days this holiday beginning Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, January 2. This once-in-a lifetime television event celebrates all things from everyone’s […]

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons Cast in FX’s “Fargo”

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TV Picks: Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons will star in the next season of “Fargo” on FX.Emmy Award winning Executive Producers Noah Hawley (showrunner/writer), Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield and John Cameron all return for the second installment. Fargo is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions. MGM Television serves as worldwide distributor of the series.Production will begin in Calgary in January 2015 and the 10-episode anthology miniseries is slated to premiere next fall on FX. Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons have signed on to star in the second installment of MGM Television and FX Production’s Emmy and Award […]

‘The Wrong Mans’ Back on Hulu Dec. 24 VIDEO

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TV Picks: “The Wrong Mans” premieres on Hulu on Wednesday, December 24.From Hulu:Having earned their status as hometown heroes in the first season, Sam and Phil are blasted back to zero again. This time around, the hapless friends find themselves in deeper, darker danger than ever before. They must make a difficult choice: Do they hide in the dark and be forgotten forever, or brave it in a world that doesn’t even know they exist?Their globetrotting adventures take them across deserts, through tunnels, inside prisons and on planes and trains, as they duck knives, dodge bullets and deal with WMDs. […]