Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen Justified‘s season 5 premiere, “A Murder of Crowes,” stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, executive producer Graham Yost — who cowrote the episode, directed by Michael Dinner, with EP Fred Golan — takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
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Fox has ordered 13 episodes of Backstrom, a one-hour drama based on novelist Leif G.W. Persson’s hit series of books of the same name that will star Rainn Wilson. Created and executive-produced by Hart Hanson (Bones), the series centers on Det. Everett Backstrom, an offensive, irascible detective, as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior.
The drama was originally developed at CBS but the network passed on it for fall.
“Hart Hanson and Rainn Wilson are the perfect combination of creative vision and on-screen talent to bring this one-of-a-kind character and story like Backstrom to Fox,” said Kevin Reilly, Fox Chairman of Entertainment, in a statement. “I’ve been in business with Hart for a long time, and not only does he have a rare gift for infusing darker themes with relatable humor, he’s one of the best showrunners out there today. Together with Rainn – who absolutely nails this role and makes it a classic FOX character – I think we’ve got something really special here.”
In tonight’s episode of ABC’s The Goldbergs — better known as The show in which Wendi McLendon-Covey sports the greatest ‘do in the history of ‘dos – her character explains why Adam’s toys are gone. It all goes downhill from there.
Here’s an exclusive clip from the episode titled “You’re Under Foot.” READ FULL STORY
If you’re trying to encapsulate what makes Justified FX’s coolest drama, a good place to start is the fact that Timothy Olyphant’s character, Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, often seems as entertained by the bad guys as we are. ”It’s always fun to bring in new characters that are so wonderfully specific and full of contradictions and humor — scary and yet so funny,” Olyphant says. “I love when you have characters that seem reprehensible, and at the same time you just love spending time with them.” Season 5, which premieres Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET, is overflowing with them. Here, Olyphant, Damon Herriman (Dewey Crowe), Walton Goggins (Boyd Crowder), Joelle Carter (Ava Crowder), and executive producer Graham Yost tease what lies ahead.
For even more, read our extended interviews with Goggins and Michael Rapaport, who plays the season’s Big Bad, Darryl Crowe Jr. As Olyphant says, “People are going to be blown away by him. I think we have to track him down because he stole the season.”
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It was way back in August of last year that the BBC announced Peter Capaldi would replace Matt Smith as the star of Doctor Who — although of course the intervening five months are but the blink of an eye in life of a Time Lord and, for that matter, the life of the now half century-old British sci-fi show.
Spoiler alert! With Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor officially under way, we grilled host Chris Harrison for a few teases of what’s to come. Here’s what we got out of him:
• Every season has a first, so what’s Juan Pablo’s? A hint: “It’s more to do with Juan Pablo and the fact that he is not a drama guy,” Harrison says. You’ll see already in episode 2, when some of the girls start partying, he’s like, ‘That’s not me. If you’re here for that, you need to go away.’ He doesn’t like the drama, and when drama’s thrown in his face, he kinda pushes back, and he kinda has a little bit of attitude about it. That can even turn some of the girls off. You see from the first episode, with Sharleen — that’s the first time we’ve had a first impression rose almost turned down. She thought, I’m not really feeling thunder underneath my feet, and I’m not really seein’ fireworks — I thought there’d be more. So we kinda lift the veil a little bit that there’s more to a guy than abs and a cute accent. There better be more depth. These women deserve that. This is a really strong group, and so they’re as demanding as he is.” READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! The Jan. 5 episode of The Good Wife revealed the “Peter” who’d fathered the child Marilyn (Melissa George) is carrying. We asked co-creator Robert King to explain how that man turned out to be… Peter Bogdanovich. His emailed answer doesn’t disappoint.
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Here’s an example of why Brooklyn Nine-Nine earned that Golden Globe nomination: The Fox comedy is back Tuesday with The Office‘s Craig Robinson guest starring as Doug Judy, one of Rosa’s perps who has information about the “Pontiac Bandit,” a car thief that Jake (Andy Samberg) has been tracking for years. Doug also has a laserdisc collection that leads to an excellent moment for fans of An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Watch an exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY
'Justified': Walton Goggins on the return to a violent Boyd (and why Boyd was resurrected after the pilot)
“I don’t believe a goddamn thing you say, but I sure do enjoy watching you say it.” That’s how Walton Goggins remembers the great Elmore Leonard breaking the ice after he sheepishly introduced himself to the author at a party during Justified‘s first season as the man who plays Boyd Crowder, TV’s most eloquent badass. “It just made me howl,” Goggins says.
It’s fitting then that Justified‘s Jan. 7 season 5 premiere — which begins with a 90-second tribute to Leonard, who died last August — marks a return to the Boyd of the pilot. The season picks up roughly three months after his fiancée Ava (Joelle Carter) was busted moving Delroy’s body and she’s still in jail, impatiently awaiting her case to be assigned a judge so Boyd can get to threatening him. Problems with the heroin pipeline will quickly send Boyd and Wynn Duffy (Jere Burns, now a series regular) to Detroit. And after selling Audrey’s to Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman) for a pretty penny, Boyd will eventually have to deal with Dewey’s interloping cousin Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport), the season’s Big Bad, who leads his Florida swamp family to Harlan after Raylan vanquishes their latest moneymaker in Miami. READ FULL STORY
NBC has released the first promo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which will debut Feb. 17. It highlights the passing of the baton throughout the years (yes, even Conan). Watch it below.
Seth Meyers takes over Fallon’s desk at Late Night on Feb. 24. READ FULL STORY
'Justified': Michael Rapaport on playing the new Big Bad (and that time he saw a gator at Michael Jackson's house)
Justified fans have plenty of reasons to look forward to season 5 (which begins Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on FX). Top on the list: Fan favorite Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman) is back and we’ll be meeting his Florida swamp cousins — led by Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport), this year’s Big Bad. “It’s that sense that they’re carrion birds,” executive producer Graham Yost says. “They come in, they’re invasive, they’re hard to get rid of. We meet essentially all of them in the first episode, then they start coming up to Kentucky and settle on the wire one at a time. You just know that it’s bad news.”
Raylan (Timothy Olyphant), who we’ll learn has put Darryl away before, is called to Florida in the premiere to help locate and vanquish the Crowes’ latest moneymaker. Darryl’s next move after hearing his cousin Dewey has come into money? Harlan, where he’ll learn Dewey is now the proud owner of Audrey’s, having bought it from Boyd (Walton Goggins).
Rapaport was offered the role of the smart gator farmer/hustler contingent on him being able to do a Southern accent. He sent producers a clip of a tiny indie film he’d done (2004′s America Brown) and a fresh voice memo he’d recorded on his phone of a made-up monologue. He worked with a dialect coach and channeled his deep reality TV addiction: “Reality shows are a good resource for actors because there’s a lot of great accents,” explains the fan of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Love & Hip Hop New York, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Shahs of Sunset. “Now I have an excuse: Moonshiners, those guys got thick, thick accents, so much that they sometimes have subtitles, and then there’s another one with snakes [National Geographic Channel's Snake Salvation].” READ FULL STORY
Yes, a lot of us are dealing with snow today, but here’s a reminder it could always be worse. In Klondike, Discovery’s first scripted miniseries (premiering Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET), prospective gold miners Bill Haskell (Game of Thrones‘ Richard Madden) and Byron Epstein (Kick-Ass 2‘s Augustus Prew) cross a treacherous mountain pass on their way to even more dangerous Dawson City to stake their claim.
In the exclusive clip below, the actors were actually hiking up Fortress Mountain, outside Calgary, Canada, at a location accessible only by snowmobile. The cast and crew spent four days filming the trek — along with an avalanche, courtesy of hand-set explosives that had been lowered by helicopter, and its aftermath — at a height of roughly 10,000 feet.
You’ll want to max out your screen’s brightness. It’s a dark scene, which adds to the feeling of impending doom.
The Bachelor returns Jan. 5, but the drama of Juan Pablo’s journey for love starts now with the release of the season’s supertease. Watch our exclusive first look below. It’s all smiles, sunsets, and shirtlessness — for the first 70 seconds. Then the switch you’ve been waiting for happens: It’s tears, tequila (“Give me three shots of Patrón, and I’ll be topless”), and one of the women sitting on the floor of a bathroom wishing Juan Pablo were dead.
If the cryptic voiceovers are to be believed, Juan Pablo is “doing nothing like anything that has ever been done” and “no one has ever dealt with this before.” But as he says, “I’d definitely rather end up with nobody than [have] my daughter not be proud of her dad.” He even walks out of a confessional. READ FULL STORY
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