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Romantic Pairs That Brightened 2015

Through all the drama and laughter, there is always love.

No matter what show is airing, love makes it way to the forefront in some way or another.

These particular couples really lit up the small screen with what they did with the love their characters shared.

Here's hoping for more in 2016!

1. Klaus and Cami - The Originals

Klaus and Cami from The Originals. We've been watching the slow burn of their relationship for two and a half seasons now and they've finally decided to get real with each other. After an honest conversation on the compound balcony, Klaus and Cami finally kissed. And now our hearts are in limbo as we await news of her fate.

2. Caitlin and Jay - The Flash

One of our favorite romances this season is Caitlin Snow and Jay Garrick from The Flash. We really hope that they can overcome all their obstacles and make this one work, because It's sweet and funny and even Cisco is rooting for them!

3. Fitz and Simmons - Agents of SHIELD

When Fitz and Simmons kiss on Agents of Shield. It took years for them to finally fully confront their feelings for each other and now they have but their timing is awful. Fitz says it's because they are cursed. Simmons is in love with Fitz and Will. Fitz tells her that Will is great and that he understands why she loves Will. Simmons argues that it was Fitz that jumped through a hole in the universe for her and they kiss. It was bittersweet and worth the wait.

4. Zoe and Wade - Hart of Dixie

Zoe and Wade finally got married on Hart of Dixie. And had a baby. And decided to stay in Bluebell to raise him. This pair was written in the stars way back in Season 1 and we watched every up and down that they encountered on their journey to finally finding everlasting love. Hart of Dixie may have ended in 2015, but at least this 'ship sailed off on a very satisfying note.

5. Toby and Happy - Scorpion

Toby and Happy from Scorpion. They both have issues they haven't dealt with that have kept them from getting together. Now that they both are ready to face them, things seem to be looking up. They finally shared a nice kiss, too!

6. Emma and Killian - Once Upon a Time

Emma and Killian of Once Upon a Time have always seemed to have a rough road on their way to happily ever after. Watching their love blossom, even in the face of Emma accepting her fate as the Dark One, has been so fascinating and gut wrenching all at the same time. They say that true love never dies, so in their case, let's hope it's true because we didn't see nearly enough happy times before Killian's heroic death.

7. Stefan and Caroline - The Vampire Diaries

Stefan and Caroline from The Vampire Diaries. They were always super great friends but now with Elena completely out of the picture, these two have really blossomed into an adorable couple. Now that we have gotten a few flashes into the future, we know that they won't last, but we'd rather not think about that!

8. Bonnie and Enzo - The Vampire Diaries

Bonnie and Enzo on The Vampire Diaries are the couple we're all waiting to see! Fans were shocked(in a good way) to see that in the future of the series, the witch has finally decided to date (or at least hook up with) a vampire. Now we're just waiting to see how their relationship blooms over the next three years.

9. Jessica and Luke - Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones and Luke Cage! What started as Jessica trying to assuage her guilt over the death of Reva Cooney turned into a hot hook-up with a fellow "gifted individual. A man who can't be injured physically and a woman who could toss said man across the room? That made for some steamy scenes. That they ended up falling for each other was accidental on Jessica's part, but totally necessary in order for her to heal. Bring on Season 2 so we can continue to watch their story unfold.

10. Claire and Jamie - Outlander

Jamie and Claire on Outlander. In addition to steaming up our screens on the regular this season, the two lead character managed to turn their spur of the moment marriage of necessity into a wonderful example of a passionate, respectful marriage. They may may stumble occasionally as they work out their many differences, but in the end, they are each other's rocks.

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OUTLANDER stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan attend the Opening Night Gala and World Premiere of 'The Legend of Barney Thomson' during the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 at Festival Theatre on June 17, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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OUTLANDER stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan attend the Opening Night Gala and World Premiere of 'The Legend of Barney Thomson' during the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015OUTLANDER stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan attend the Opening Night Gala and World Premiere of 'The Legend of Barney Thomson' during the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015OUTLANDER stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan attend the Opening Night Gala and World Premiere of 'The Legend of Barney Thomson' during the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015
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12 Worst Shows On TV In 2015

1. Once Upon a Time

"Once Upon a Time used to be really good, but the quality has continued to decline each season and is now nearly unwatchable. The "twist" that Marian was actually Zelena was groan-worthy, and this season has been no better. Jennifer Morrison has turned in her worst acting of the series trying to be the Dark One, and the whole Camelot story line was simply boring.

New character Merida also turned out to be a disappointment. The series has lost its way somewhere along the line, and it now feels as if the writers have no outline and are just making it up as they go. Robert Carlyle's Mr. Gold was once a treat to watch, but the back and forth between good and evil is just getting old. At least Lana Parrilla is still excellent!

2. Dig

Dig starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche, this was one was really touted by USA Network as being the next big thing. If they meant the next big mess, then they were thinking clearly after all. Sadly, all off the interesting plot points got lost in a pathetic story about a girl who had a crush and wanted revenge. Nothing special about that at all, and when told without any driving force or lick of sense? Pure drivel.

3. The Messengers

All you had to do was watch the pilot of The Messengers to know it wasn't going to be any good. Pulling in people from all walks of life for a common goal and giving them powers is so overdone, and these people were also uninteresting and their goal without much merit.

4. Finding Carter

Finding Carter was so refreshing when first introduced. It took a horrific what-if scenario and overlayed some really intense teenage angst and family drama. What happened next is a head scratcher. Kids living alone without parents, bullets flying, crime at every level and the focus on the kidnapping all but wiped out. No worthwhile focus at all.

5. Backstrom

Given Rainn Wilson's success on The Office, it only made sense he'd be the next big, yet cranky, investigator on television. Oh, wait, no, no, that made no sense at all. Which is perhaps why nobody turned up to watch his new series. Sorry, Rainn.

6. Blood and Oil

On paper, this show should have been great (Don Johnson! Amber Valetta! Chace Crawford!). But thanks to cheesy characters, bad story lines, and sloppy plot twists, nothing about this one worked. This show ended up being nothing more than a bad Dallas knock-off. J.R. wouldn't have approved.

7. True Detective

Everything that True Detective Season 1 was became the antithesis in Season 2. With a stellar cast, it became a joke. Wooden acting as a result of plodding story and terrible dialog written, seemingly, by someone who felt whatever they said would fly just on title prestige alone. Not even close. By the finale, finding three of the four leads dead felt like mercy killing.

8. Wicked City

We really wanted to love this show. It had Chuck Bass and 80s hair metal! But oh my gawd, it was awful. The dialogue was lame and the plot was stupid. The only redeeming part was the music, but even that wasn't enough to keep our interest.

9. Truth Be Told

Our writer only made it through one episode of Truth Be Told and that was more than enough. We don't even know how this poorly written and painfully unfunny show even made it to air. It's sad because Tone Bell actually is really funny, but he needs better material.

10. Extant

Even Jeffrey Dean Morgan and a marginally improved second season couldn't save this show. It had its moments (few and far between as they were) but in the end, the series was too much of a mess from the get-go to be resuscitated.

11. The Slap

Anybody who even saw the commercials for The Slap didn't really want to tune in, but hey, this is our world. For every kid who needs a slap, there is someone out there who can't keep their hands to themselves. And thus a crappy drama was born. Which turned out not to be about the slap that much at all. But it has too late by that point. Even the press photo makes us want to slap someone. Hey, maybe that was the point?!

12. American Odyssey

American Odyssey placed one female soldier into extreme situations after she was left for dead in the middle of the desert followed by one ridiculous plot point after another, and all other characters followed her lead. Maybe they should have just left the title Odyssey instead of trying to cash in on American Sniper's success. Just sayin'.

Via: TVFanatic

Jennifer Morrison in the press room at Comic-Con International 2015 - Day 3 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California

Jennifer Morrison in the press room at Comic-Con International 2015Jennifer Morrison in the press room at Comic-Con International 2015
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13 Canceled Shows We Wish Hadn't Left Us In 2015

Whether a show was mowed down while it still had plenty to offer to viewers or it was given a proper send off because it was at the pinnacle of success, we are still sad to see them go.

This list contains a little of everything. From the very best to the not so great TV had to offer that went off the air in 2015.

What will you miss going into 2016?

1. Forever - ABC

Forever may not have been a ratings powerhouse for ABC, but it posted decent numbers and boasted both a strong cast and an intriguing storyline. Unfortunately, ABC declined to renew it for a second season, leaving us to mourn the loss of loan Gruffudd and Alana de la Garza from our screens. At least it didn't end on a cliffhanger.

2. The Following - Fox

The Following Season 3 was easily its best season, but it was too little too late. Viewers had already given up on the show after the mess that was season 2, and The Following was cancelled just as it was getting really good. To add insult to injury, it also ended on a cliffhanger.

3. Hindsight - VH1

Hindsight's cancellation on VH1 is another stunner. The network has no other scripted series of note, so scrapping this gem after already committing to a second season is not only a mystery, but a mistake. It was surprising that another network didn't latch onto the series when it was dropped, and now we'll never see what happens next after Becca wakes up again in the elevator, back in her own time. It's so unfair!

4. Mad Men - AMC

Mad Men going off the air felt like an event. Every episode being kept as close to the vest as possible, shrouded in secrecy, worked to keep the mystery and the magic of the series alive. It was given a fitting ending, and there was no worry about the paths of each character after the series concluded. All in all it was not only one of the best series in television history, but one of the best final seasons and finales.

5. Stalker - CBS

Stalker, It was CBS' best drama and delivered compelling cases every week. Add in the compelling subplots and solid cast, it was up there with Forever as the most painful cancellation last year.

6. Revenge - ABC

Revenge. Yes, you read that right. The show was very addictive, but the last few episodes felt very rushed and like they only found out they were done weeks before. There could have been a Revenge without Emily Thorne and that would have featured Nolan and Louise in cahoots on revengendas.

7. Parenthood - NBC

Parenthood had a good run, but it is still hard knowing we'll never spend another day with the Bravermans, nor can we in the way we once knew because Zeek is no longer with us. Deciding to end it with his death was probably the easiest way to ensure we wouldn't pine away excessively for the show to return, despite how hard it was to say goodbye!

8. The Bastard Executioner - FX

The Bastard Executioner. Obviously this show wasn't perfect, but it did have potential and some fantastic performances, and it was starting to find its rhythm around midway to two-thirds through the season. There was a lot of set-up for a second season in the last few episodes of the first season, which is now been basically squandered since Kurt Sutter realized no one was watching the show and voluntarily pulled it from the network.

9. Chasing Life - ABC Family

Chasing Life. The show made some very questionable storyline choices in Season 2, but it was still a very enjoyable drama that had so much story left to tell. The cast were great and the show deserved at least another season.

10. Under the Dome - CBS

Don't laugh, but I got so into hate watching Under the Dome that I was kind of upset when it was cancelled. Sharing some of the review-writing duties this year made watching it a lot of fun. It's completely different to write about a show that you don't have to take seriously than one like Homeland, which you do (and can't always). I think the readers were enjoying the lighthearted tone (battering?) of the reviews as well, so here's hoping BrainDead picks up the slack on CBS next summer!

11. Married - FX

Married being cancelled on FX was a real shame. It was extremely funny and should have been paired with You're the Worst for a consistent hour-long look at relationships outside of the norm. Not outside of the norm of REAL life, but outside of the norm of televised life, because this married couple was probably more realistic than any we've seen on television since Roseanne.

12. Constantine - NBC

It's really too bad Constantine didn't end up on another network after NBC dropped it. While It's no surprise it was dumped off of the mothership, given their relationship with so many other networks, the series' cult following and the success of other DC properties across TV, it could have and should have been reworked a little bit and given room to grow elsewhere. That was a real disappointment.

13. Eye Candy - MTV

Eye Candy. The show was pretty ludicrous, but it was addictive and very different to everything else on TV at that time. Given time, it could have improved. There were a lot of characters that just plain sucked, but Lindy and her hacker friend were pretty good.

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Alana de la Garza. CBS, CW, Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party held at The Pacific Design Center.

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19 Shows To Start Streaming = NOW!

The television landscape can feel overwhelming sometimes. 

What's worse is when you want to jump onto a bandwagon years after a show has started and the new season is on the way, or even worse, it's already come and gone completely!

The good news is, that hardly matters anymore with all the online streaming going on. 

The following shows are available to watch on Amazon Prime from their first seasons through their latest fully aired. 

The next time you're shopping online, you can stop and take a television break!

1. The Royals 

E! has a certified hit on their hands with this shocking look at royalty. Yes, they're fictional. Watch the fist season now!

2. Wolf Hall 

You like the story of Anne Bolelyn? Well this is the story of Thomas Cromwell helping her hubby, King Henry VIII overcome opposition when he wants to marry her, despite already being married. 

3. House of Lies

Marty Kaan is a management consultant who uses anything and anyone to get ahead in business. Look out world!

4. Schitt's Creek 

The only thing a once wealthy couple has left after going broke is the small town they bought years earlier on a lark - Schitt's Creek. Good times!

5. Fortitude 

A picturesque town in the arctic is changed for ever when its non-violent crime streak is wiped away after a research scientist is murdered. What secrets lie beneath the town's icy surface?

6. Teen Wolf 

After a teenager is bitten in the woods, he suddenly discovers there are a lot of supernatural creatures in his hometown of Beacon Hills, and his destiny is to become a True Alpha, ruling a pack of his own. 

7. Awkward 

Can bad luck bring on amazing change? That's what high school student Jenna is about to discover after an accident leads to a misunderstanding that's blown way out of proportion, rocking her simple teen life. 

8. American Horror Story 

Starting with Murder House, you can sink your teeth into all the horror Ryan Murphy has to offer with his anthology series. Asylum, Coven and Freak Show are also available, featuring much of the same cast in different roles. 

9. Falling Skies

It's an alien invasion! The people have to fight back or lose everything about humanity forever. Of course they're going to fight. Prepare to cheer them on and be shocked along the way. 

10. Justified

Based on a character from Elmore Leonard books, get to know Deputy Raylan Givens after an incident sends him to his hometown. His way of upholding the law puts him at odds with his bosses as well as the criminals. 

11. Dead Like Me 

George Lass was in for the shock of her short life. Not only did she die in a rather extraordinary way, but she didn't go straight to heaven or hell, either, left walking the earth reaping souls to help them cross over to the afterlife she never had an opportunity to visit. 

12. Carnivale 

A teenage runaway with supernatural powers and an evangelical preacher with visions of the apocalypse are about to become the forefront of the battle between the Darkness and the Light. 

13. OZ 

The Oswald State Correctional Facility or "OZ" is a maximum security prison made up of internal struggles and warring factions of prisoners. Most of the action centers on "Emerald City," an experimental unit trying to emphasize rehabilitation and learning responsibility while incarcerated. 

14. Banshee 

Sheriff Lucas Hood is a recent parolee who relocated to Banshee and assumed an identity in order to get his ex back. He assumes his life of crime and protects the town while violent criminals make their way back to him. 

15. Dynasty 

Ever wondered what the heck all the fuss was about? Find out how one of the kings of nighttime drama in the 80s made it happen. Nine season that began in 1981 are available and the things they talk about will blow your mind. 

16. Vikings 

Viking Ragnar Lothbrok has visions of conquering new worlds and finding vast lands where he can farm better for his people. Successfully doing that and battling along the way he rises politically as well, until he's king, and everyone wants to take his place. 

17. The Americans 

In Cold War America, the Jennings look like the all American couple, but they're Soviet spies, quiet and deadly, passing American secrets to their homeland while simultaneously raising two children as Americans. 

18. Downton Abbey 

In classic Upstairs Downstairs style, this British series which also airs on PBS follows the Crawley family of the Grantham estate and their servants. It begins in 1915 with the sinking of the Titanic and carries forth through early 20th century history. 

19. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 

With 10 full seasons to immerse yourself, you can't possibly go wrong here. Two twins, their dad and two friends own Paddy's pub with little success and get themselves in a series of misadventures for our amusement. 

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I'm sure that avid fans of Summer will remember that she appeared in an episode of Cold Case.
I was viewing an episode of cold Case yesterday and it reminded me of an
episode from TSCC set in the year 1929/30 with the T-888 Myron Stark.
The Flappers, prohibition, starmapping etc.
This episode of Cold Case was set in 1932 and featured many memories, even the car, from TSCC.  I was particularly impressed by the actress Linara Washington, so I
emailed her.
I think it would be great if she could be picked up to appear in Castle but that is wishful thinking.

Anyone who reads this, I strongly recommend you try and find the time to see it.
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Ratings: DC's Legends Has Super Start, Gives The CW A Two-Year High

DC's Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday night premiered to 3.2 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating (per finals), giving The CW its best demo number in the time slot in exactly two years (Vampire Diaries' 100th episode). 

Legends doubled predecessor Vampire Diaries' season-to-date average (1.3 mil/0.6) and bested TVD's year-ago numbers in the time slot (1.6 mil/0.8). 

For those who may wonder of the spinoff's sires: The Flash this season is averaging 3.6 mil/1.4, Arrow 2.7 mil/1.0. 

Leading out of Legends, Season 3 of The 100 opened to 1.9 mil and a 0.7, a sharp increase over The Originals' season-to-date average in the time slot (1 mil/0.4) and besting its own Season 2 average (1.5 mil/0.5). It was The 100's highest-rated outing since the second episode of Season 1: 

All told, The CW enjoyed its most watched Thursday in more than three years (since 10/11/12) and its highest rated Thursday in more than two years (since 11/21/13). 

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13 Superhero TV Shows That It's Hard To Believe Somebody Greenlit

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We’re living in the Golden Age of superheroes on television. But capes and superpowers have lived on the small screen for decades—and there have been some truly bizarre ideas for how to translate them from comics. Here are 13 superhero shows it’s hard to believe someone thought were a good idea.

When police detective Vince Faraday is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, he decides to dress up as a character from his kid’s comic books. He fights crime, under the tutelage of the Circus of Crime and it’s ringmaster, Max Malini (played by Keith David!). That’s a lot of set up for a series ultimately about a magician fighting crime—a tried and true recipe—and those multiple layers of contrivance may have dissuaded viewers from tuning it. Cancelled after ten episodes, the show did manage to rack up a fun roster of delightfully “Golden Age” super villains:

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Suits' Gina Torres Reminisces About Roles On Firefly, Alias, Angel And More

Memories from the set: Gina Torres

1. Cleopatra 2525

"That show was ridiculous!" Torres says of the pulpy sci-fi series, in which she played Hel, whose mission was to fight the machines that had taken over Earth in the 26th century. Did we mention it was from minds behind Hercules and Xena? "[Series creator] Rob Tapert pitched it to me, "Torres says. "God bless him, he saw something in me that I will always be so grateful for. He said, 'I want you to lead this group of freedom fighters. You'll be wearing rubber hot pants and a silver corset in the process and protecting a cryogenically frozen stripper -- "She laughs. "There were times when I was on set that I felt like Alan Rickman in Galaxy Quest. I was like, 'I can't believe this is where [I've landed]. I've done the classics --- All these years later, I'm waiting for my daughter to be old enough to check it out."

2. Firefly

The short-lived space western, Joss Whedon's follow-up to the highly successful Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, "Was a lesson In that there are no givens, "Torres says. Still, the cast - which included a pre-Castle Nathan Fillion - was "happy to come to work, see each other every day, do this and inhabit this world, and it showed, "she adds. "The idea of it was fantastic. I really do think we were ahead of our time. Unfortunately -- Fox just didn't get it, and they buried us. They can take full responsibility for that."Though as the ship's first mate, Torres, Zoe had her share of larger-than-life-moments -- "Coming out of the fog and a sand storm with a shotgun with Mal saying, 'What does that make us, Zoe?''Big damn heroes. 'It doesn't get better than that!" -- but the actress is fond of the "sweet" exchanges between her and Alan Tudyk, who played her husband, Wash. "I so appreciate that the writers would let Zoe really be a girl and a woman and a wife,"she recalls. "That made her the ultimate chick, because she was a fully realized person. That's what I mourn most, given the early demise of the show."

3. Angel

Next, Torres played a completely different type of character: Jasmine, the smiling-yet-sinister entity that possessed and birthed itself through Cordelia, then brainwashed Los Angeles until everyone was under her sweet spell. "She wanted love. Is that so wrong?" Torres asks, cracking herself up. "I think the scariest monsters are the quiet ones, the ones that are sitting in front of you and are very seductive. I put my voice into that honey place -- There was just this calm grace about her delicious evilness. I love Jasmine for that."

4. 24

Torres' first day of work on the Fox thriller, "I was called in, in the middle of the night, to do a phone call with Penny Johnson [Jerald, who played Sherry Palmer], "she recalls. Sherry was in her car for the scene, "so I folded my 6-foot self into the back of a car that I shared with a camera crew, because there was a camera in the front seat, "Torres says, remembering how impressed she was by the series' dedication to detail. "I was like, 'They're taking this seriously -- They want the reactions to be real, and they want it to be a tennis game. "As for her character, Julia, "I mean, she had the world by the balls that first hour, and then it all goes terribly wrong -- thank you very much, Gary Palmer, "Torres says.

5. Alias

K-Directorate assassin Anna Espinosa "should have had her own show, "Torres says. "She was the other side of the coin of Sydney Bristow. They're both ride or die, believe in their cause, doing their job, excellent at their job. They just happened to be pitted against each other. "Turns out, the character was originally written as a born-and-bred Russian, but a suggestion from Torres -- as well as the fact that she can do a Russian accent -- turned Anna into a Cuban-born Russian. "I'm proud that I had the courage to even bring it up, and I'm so proud that they ran with it, "she says.

6. The Vampire Diaries

"I was robbed!" Torres says, laughing, about the demise of her character, a witch from Damon's past named Bree, on the supernatural CW drama. "Yeah, you pulled my heart out, but come on."

7. Huge

"I'm so much taller than the average bear, "says the statuesque actress. Add in that her self-described "ethnic ambiguity" wasn't seen much on TV or movies when she was growing up, and you've got someone primed to be in the ABC family series about a camp for overweight kids. "I understood on a bones level what it is to be 'othered' and feel different -- It's another show that I mourn, and it was also an opportunity to play somebody" -- camp director Dr. Rand -- "who wasn't altogether together."

8. Castle

Reuniting with Fillion on his ABC procedural also gave Torres an opportunity to have some fun lampooning the Real Housewives franchise via her character, Penelope Foster. "I show up on set and I know exactly how I want to play it, "she recalls. "I wanted to fly the New York flag high, and I showed up with this thick Bronx accent. The director, I think he was expecting [Suits'] Jessica Pearson. I said, 'No. She's not here. She's not showing up' -- He just let me play.

9. Transformers: Prime

Here are Torres' unedited comments about her role in the Hub Network animated series, in which she voices Airachnid: "The job came up. It was a good fit. Do I get an action figure of my own? Do I get to work with Optimus Prime? I think it's better that he just lives in my head. He's awesome. That voice. "Transformers, roll out." What's wrong with that? Nothing.

10. Revenge

Torres showed up as a schemer Natalie Waters in Season 4 of the ABC drama, but "I wasn't going to do it if I wasn't going to work with Madeleine Stowe, "she says. "I said, 'Who do I play with?' 'Victoria Grayson. You're her foil.' 'Sign me up. I don't need to know anything else."

11. Hannibal

Working with one's spouse -- like Torres did when she took on the role of Bella, the terminally ill wife of Jack Crawford (played by Torres' real-life husband Laurence Fishburne) -- "is not an easy thing, "she says. "People often mistake that for peeking through the window in our lives, and that's not of interest to us, "But a conversation with series creator Bryan Fuller, with whom she'd worked on Pushing Daisies, sealed the deal. "He crafted the most beautiful woman and arc for me to play -- somebody who doesn't have all the answers, who is struggling, who is vulnerable. "Plus, she points out, her diseased character was probably the only person on whom the drama's titular cannibal wouldn't want to nibble. "If anybody is safe on that, "she jokes, "it's Bella."

12. Suits

Torres minces no words when she sums up the firm's current situation. "It is f---ed up,"she says, laughing. "These next six episodes are what we were all afraid of and desperately trying to keep at bay."

Via: TVLine

Gina Torres attends the premiere of USA Network's 'Suits' Season Five at Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel on January 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

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8 Actresses Who Should Replace Tony on 'NCIS'

With Michael Weatherly leaving NCIS at the end of season 13, the show is looking for two new characters to join the team. The first of these roles is a female agent named Tess. She is described as being in her late 30’s and is “quick-witted, sarcastic and shrewd”. NCIS is reportedly looking for a “name” actress to fill the role and we’ve come up with our very own shortlist of actresses to choose. All of which more than fit the bill of who NCIS is looking for Tess.

Summer Glau
Ever since Firefly, Summer Glau has been the darling of genre TV. She’s popped up on everything from The Sarah Connor Chronicles to Arrow. Perhaps it is time for her to do something a bit more mainstream. Despite her outward appearance, she has the action chops. Not to mention she has a significant range as an actress and would be more than capable of all the different facets of Tess. Tess’s sarcasm would fit in nicely with Glau’s typical deadpan comedic stylings.


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The Originals Cast: Before They Were Stars

Where were they (other than The Vampire Diaries) before they came to The Originals?

1. Joseph Morgan as Klaus Mikaelson

Before The Originals, Morgan worked alongside Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie in Alexander (2004), UK Series Silent Witness (2007), Doc Martin (2007), Casualty (2008-9) and played Lysander in The Immortals (2011) with Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and Stephen Dorff.

2. Joseph Morgan in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Morgan mostly stuck to his home turf in the UK when he started acting. His first roles were in 2003, most notably in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World with Russell Crowe. His first TV series was Hex (2004), with Michael Fassbender.

3. Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson

Prior to tackling Elijah on The Originals and The Vampire Diaries, Gillies was in the movie Captivity (2007), starred in Uncross Your Stars (2008) with Barbara Hershey and Ron Perlman and had bits in The Glades, True Blood and NCIS in 2010. Concurrently to The Originals, he's been starring in the Canadian series Saving Hope with Erica Durance.

4. Daniel Gillies in Young Hercules

In 1999, one year after his first credited role, Gillies played Antos in Young Hercules, starring Ryan Gosling. Next he was 'cute guy' in Cleopatra 2525 (2000) with Gina Torres and his first big movie was as John Jameson in Spider-Man 2 (2004).

5. Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley

Before she was a werewolf, Tonkin stole our hearts as a witch in The Secret Circle (2011-2012) Fans demanded her return to The CW and our wish was granted. She was also in a fun shark movie, Bait (2012) and The Ever After (2014) with Rosario Dawson and Melissa Leo.

6. Phoebe Tonkin In H20: Just Add Water

Tonkin got her start in an Aussie show about mermaids with another Originals star who may or may not be coming back? Both starred in the show when it premiered in 2006. Tonkin starred in another popular Aussie series, Home and Away (2010) until she got her first U.S. role.

7. Charles Michael Davis as Marcel Gerard

Davis starred concurrently to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals in Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Jason Meyers. He also had a part in The Client List (2013).

8. Charles Michael Davis in That's So Raven

Davis turned heads in a 2005 episode of That's So Raven as Trevor. He did a couple of TV movies before landing the part of Liam in Switched at Birth (2011) and Kwan in The Game (2011-2012).

9. Leah Pipes as Camille O'Connell

Before Cami, Pipes was horrified in Sorority Row (2009), on The Deep End (2010) with Tina Marjorino, in Conception (2011) with David Arquette and Connie Britton and I Will Follow You Into the Dark (2012) with Mischa Barton.

10. Leah Pipes in Angel

What a first role for Leah Pipes! Playing 'daughter' in 2001 episodes of Angel alongside the likes of Alexis Denisof and Charisma Carpenter! She learned from the genre best. From there she has roles in Lost at Home (2003), Drake & Josh (2004), Malcolm in the Middle (2005), Clubhouse (2004-5), Life is Wild (2007-8) and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008).

11. Danielle Campbell as Davina Claire

Prior to Davina, Campbell went to Prom (2011) with Aimee Teegarden, joined Tyler Perry and Denise Richards in Madea's Witness Protection (2012) and had a part in Drop Dead Diva (2012).

12. Danielle Campbell in Prison Break

Campbell's first role was as Gracey Hollander in Prison Break (2006-7) where she starred with Robert Knepper. Is she adorable or what? She had a role in The Poker House (2008) starring Jennifer Lawrence and a TV movie titled Starstruck (2010).

13. Steven Krueger as Josh Rosza

While starring in The Originals, Krueger had a part in Anger Management (2013) and filmed TV movie A Lesson in Romance (2014) with Kristy Swanson and Allie Gonino and Goosebumps (2015) with Jack Black and Dylan Minnette.

14. Steven Krueger in 90210

Krueger had a part as Vince the football buddy in 90210 (2009). He went on to parts in Parenthood (2009), CSI: NY, No Ordinary Family and Middle all in 2010. He's been in Two and a Half Men and Pretty Little Liars as Ben Coogan concurrent to his role on The Originals.

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11 Shows Based On Young Adult Novels

It's been said that there is no such thing as an original idea in the entertainment industry any more. TV and film adaptations would seem to be the clearest example of that sentiment.

On the flip side, adaptations can often meet the expectation set by their written predecessors (or even surpass them)! Such is the case with critically-beloved and mega-popular series like The Vampire Diaries, The 100, and Pretty Little Liars.

Beyond those three shining examples of successful transitions from book to TV screen, there are several others. Unfortunately, not all of them managed to attain that level of success.

Check out some of the best (and worst) YA series turned TV shows!

1. The 100

The 100, a post-apocalyptic drama series set in a future 97 years after Earth became uninhabitable, is an incredibly popular (and critically-beloved) show on The CW. It is based on the first book of the same name in a YA trilogy by Kass Morgan.

2. The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries is one of The CW's longest running series. It debuted at the height of the teen-vampire craze and has been chugging along for seven seasons (and counting!). The show is based on the novel series of the same name by L.J. Smith.

3. The Carrie Diaries

While we all know that the show is a prequel to the HBO mega-hit Sex and the City, following the early life of protagonist Carrie Bradshaw, The CW's The Carrie Diaries was also adapted from a young adult novel of the same name by Candace Bushnell.

4. The Secret Circle

The CW clearly realized it had hit a gold mine in its adaptation of The Vampire Diaries. Obviously, adapting another YA series by the same author (L.J. Smith) seemed like a foolproof plan. Unfortunately, The Secret Circle (based on the book series of the same name) didn't do nearly as well as that other supernatural teen drama. It only lasted for one season. On the bright side, it did introduce the amazing Phoebe Tonkin onto our screens!

5. Gossip Girl

Who can forget this early CW classic? This is one of the few cases where the YA book series was actually more prolific than the show. The source material, a series of the same name, featured over ten novels and a spin-off series. The book series was written by Cecily Von Ziegesar and ran from 2002-2011. The show aired for six seasons, from 2007-2012, and was a huge hit in its own right.

6. The Nine Lives Of Chloe King

This series, about a teenager who discovers she has cat-like abilities after a near-death experience, only made it one season on ABC Family before an abrupt cancellation that left fans begging for closure. The show was based on a book series of the same name by Liz Braswell. It starred Skyler Samuels as the titular catty protagonist, who would later go on to star in Fox's Scream Queens.

7. Roswell

This sci-fi television series about teen aliens, their love lives, and high school, was based on a series of YA novels called Roswell High by Melinda Metz (who would later become a staff writer on the TV adaptation). You may recognize the female lead, Shiri Appleby, now starring as Rachel Goldberg on Lifetime's critical darling UnREAL.

8. Sweet Valley High

Sweet Valley High aired for four seasons in the mid-90s on Fox and UPN. The series on which it was based, Sweet Valley High, was created by Francine Pascal and written by Pascal and an enormous team of ghostwriters. SVH was a massively popular book series and spawned numerous spin-off series. There are hundreds of books taking place in the Sweet Valley universe. It's no wonder there are constant rumors of a reboot for the under-performing original TV series!

9. Pretty Little Liars

Sara Shepard wrote this book series of the same name. While the TV series diverged significantly from the book series. Shepard's novels gave ABC Family what is truly their biggest hit to date with the massively successful Pretty Little Liars.

10. The Lying Game

This series, with a very similar name to Pretty Little Liars and airing on the same network (ABC Family), was also written by Sara Shepard, the PLL scribe. Unfortunately, this later show (based on a book series of the same name) was not nearly as successful as its sister program - it only lasted two seasons.

11. Shadowhunters

Again proving that supernatural YA is one of the richest sources for TV shows. Freeform (formerly ABC Family) snatched up this show based on the YA series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The book series is hugely successful. The TV adaptation is still in its infancy, and producers have taken a huge gamble re-adapting it after the massive flop of its 2013 movie adaptation, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Here's hoping the TV format lends itself better to this universe.

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Supergirl Surges

It appears that last week's ratings for Supergirl were just a blip.

Supergirl Season 1 Episode 13 pulled in 8 million viewers a 1.8 rating among people 18-49. That's an increase of 1.3 million viewers from last week!

Then, Scorpion hit 11.2 million viewers and a 2.0 rating, bumping two ticks in the demo. Closing the night for CBS, was NCIS LA at an above average 9.7 million and a 1.6 rating.

And elsewhere around the dial:

On Fox, The X-Files (8.3 million/2.5 rating) and Lucifer (5.5 million/1.7 rating) dipped slightly.
On ABC, The Batchelor (8.5 million/2.5 rating) ticked up, while Castle (5.7 million/1.1 rating) was down.
On NBC, Superstore (5.2 million/1.4 rating) and Telenovela (3.3 million/0.9 rating) were in line with recent ratings, but The Biggest Loser (3.6 million/1.2 rating)
And on The CW. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (1.1 million/0.4 rating) tied its series high and Jane The Virgin (0.9 million/0.3 rating) hit a series low.

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Cannon Films Back In Business?

Cannon films, the iconic independent film studio of the 1970s and 1980s which essentially continued the careers of the likes of Charles Bronson and Chuck Norris through and after their prime, are back - more than twenty years after shutting their doors.

Responsible for the likes of "Masters of the Universe," "Cyborg," "Breakin'," "Cobra," "Lifeforce," "Invasion U.S.A.," "American Ninja," "Death Wish II," and "Bloodsport," the studio is now back with a new slate of movies is on the horizon.

Formed under the new hand of Richard Albiston, Cannon Films Ltd. was established in 2014 and is moving forward with the ideals of former chairman Menahem Golan about putting the artist first. Today comes word of eight films which mark their inaugral slate - "American Ninja Apprentice," "Return of The Delta Force," "U.S. Sniper," "Allan Quatermain and the Jewel of the East," "Curse," "Zombi: They Live," "Writer's Block," and "The Leopard Hunts at Midnight".

Good gawd, great news for Cannon movies i remember those high-kicking movies like if it was yesterday.

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BBC America's 'Orphan Black' To Get 'Talking Dead' - Like Aftershow 

Following in the footsteps of The Walking Dead, BBC America's clone chiller Orphan Black will get a weekly aftershow this season. After the Black debuts Thursday April 14 at 11 PM ET immediately following the Orphan Black Season 4 premiere. 

BBC America is clearly hoping to tap into the audience appetite for post-show debates, a genre pioneered in the U.S. by AMC with its Talking programs Talking Bad (post-Breaking Bad), Talking Dead (post-The Walking Dead) and Talking Saul (post-Better Call Saul), all hosted by Chris Hardwick. 

The 30-minute After the Black will be moderated by Ajay Fry, Morgan Hoffman and Teddy Wilson, hosts of the InnerSpace series (and related podcasts) on Canada's Space channel. InnerSpace is a daily sci-fi-oriented news program that has devoted episodes to discussing fan favorites like Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who and Being Human. 

After the Black will feature discussions with Orphan Black cast, crew and special guests, with topics ranging from plot hints, twists and theories. Special segments will include behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive first looks at the following week's Orphan Black episode. 

The inaugural episode will welcome Orphan Black stars Tatiana Maslany and Kevin Hanchard to discuss the Season 4 premiere. Created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, the sci-fi Orphan Black follows a woman (Maslany) who poses as her own (murdered) clone. The series debuted on BBC America and Canada's Space channel in 2013. 

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