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The 8 Biggest Reveals of the Riverdale Midseason Premiere

Penelope Blossom is a what now?<p><b>This post contains spoilers for the Riverdale episode, "Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle."</b><p>Congratulations on surviving <i>Riverdale</i>’s brief winter hiatus. The show is back on with its 23rd episode (or 10th season two episode), “The Blackboard Jungle,” and took …

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The Blacklist Recap: Mint Condition — Plus: Grade the Series' 100th Episode

<i>The Blacklist</i> aired its 100th episode on Wednesday, and the NBC drama celebrated in <i>style</i>.<p>Liz, Reddington and the FBI task force have already …

TV

Kristen Wiig to Star in Comedy Based on Curtis Sittenfeld Short Story Collection

If there’s a book women love, she <i>will</i> adapt it for television and it <i>will</i> star your favorite blond actress/es, or her name isn’t Laura Jeanne Reese …

Kristen Wiig

The X-Files Just Aired Its 'Shippiest Episode Ever, And We Feel Heard

<b>Need to catch up? Check out the previous X-Files recap here.</b><p>It’s ironic that <i>last</i> week’s episode of <i>The X-Files</i> was titled “This,” because that’s my …

TV

Firsts: Remembering the first sci-fi anthology series, and nope, it’s not The Twilight Zone

Science-fiction (and horror) anthology series have seen a huge resurgence in the past few years, thanks mostly to Charlie Brooker’s fantastic <i>Black</i> …

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The Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2018

Now that we’re a couple weeks into the new year, we can start being honest with ourselves and put aside those pesky resolutions that we made in favor …

TV

Get up to Speed on Netflix’s New Series ‘Altered Carbon’

It used to be that good science-fiction television was a little hard to find. Now the genre is hotter than ever, and our queues are overflowing with …

TV

Amazon cancels One Mississippi, I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Johnson

Amazon just picked up <i>The Tick</i> for a second season this morning, but it looks like those extra episodes of Peter Serafinowicz fighting crime as a blue …

TV

21 Sci-Fi Movies In 2018 Fans Of The Genre Need To See, From 'A Wrinkle In Time' To 'The Predator'

It's official: 2018 will be the year of the sci-fi movie. Thanks to the almost two dozen science-fiction movies coming out in the new year, fans will …

Science Fiction

The 9 Greatest TV Shows Of All-Time, According To Rotten Tomatoes

If you think it's difficult for movies to get the coveted 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, then spare a thought for long-running TV shows.<p>To recap: RT aggregates the scores of numerous critics, so it's a measure of consensus, and puts those shows that are very widely reviewed at a disadvantage – …

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This Is Us Recap: We Just Saw One of the Last Missing Pieces in Jack's Death

We're so close I can feel it.<p><i>This Is Us</i> often gets an unfair (to my mind) rep for being emotionally manipulative. Sure, the show has always been known for its <i>feels</i>, and the marketing hasn't exactly leaned away from that—the tissue-box emoji that appears whenever you hashtag #ThisisUs isn't subtle. …

Westworld

The Sopranos to Blackadder – what are the definitive series of the best TV shows?

Why is Mad Men’s second season the most important? How come Buffy’s fourth outing was its best? We asked our critics to define TV’s best seasons<p>This article contains opinions some may find offensive … and spoilers for every show mentioned<p><b>Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)</b><p>Long before it became fashionable …

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This Is Us Recap: A Smoking Gun?

<b>Need to catch up? Check out the previous This Is Us recap here.</b><p>If only the Pearson family had watched a little more <i>Sesame Street</i>!<p>Children of the ’80s …

Sesame Street

Netflix sets the nostalgia machine to the '90s in its first trailer for Everything Sucks! 

Ah, the 1990s: Trapper Keepers. O.J. Simpson. Nostalgia for the fashions and culture of the 1980s. Dreams of a future in which Mo Rocca would yell at …

Netflix

Netflix's Altered Carbon Asks: Can Humans Handle Becoming Gods?

Netflix’s <i>Altered Carbon</i> looks a hell of a lot like <i>Blade Runner</i>. That isn’t a surprise—after all, <i>Blade Runner</i> is the father of modern cyberpunk. But</i> …

Singularity

New On Netflix This Week: 2018 Winter Olympics Preview And More Movies, TV Shows, And Originals

If you're in need of new shows and movies to stream this week, Netflix is ready. The streaming service is adding quite a bit of content for the week, including your first taste of 2018 Winter Olympics programming.<p>While the Olympics don't kick off until February 9, NBC is debuting a two-part …

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'Electric Dreams' Suggests the Fate of a Real-Life Philip K. Dick Android

In the early 2000s, roboticists built an android version of the science-fiction author’s head — and then it disappeared<p>Amazon’s “Philip K. Dick’s …

Philip K. Dick

‘The Shannara Chronicles’ Canceled After Two Seasons

<i>The Shannara Chronicles</i> will not see a Season 3 at the soon-to-be launched Paramount Network.<p>The fantasy drama has been canceled after two seasons, …

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13 Roku tricks you should try right now

Your Roku streamer can do a lot more than you might think. These are some of the coolest tips we've tried.<p>Is there a more widely beloved tech product than the Roku streamer? Whether yours is a stick or box, it delivers virtually unparalleled video goodness to your TV: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so …

iOS

ABC's The Rookie: Meet Nathan Fillion's (Young) New Love Interest

Nathan Fillion is on the hunt for a new Beckett.<p>With production on the <i>Castle</i> alum’s new ABC dramedy <i>The Rookie</i> slated to commence in early March, …

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35 Insane Behind-The-Scenes Secrets About The Making Of "Shark Tank"

Every contestant has to meet with a psychologist after filming.<p><b>1) Every Shark Tank contestant is required to meet with an on-set psychologist after filming their segment. "They have to make sure we haven't scarred them for life," Mark Cuban says.</b><p>2) Not every deal that gets made on the show actually …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon Fire TV becomes an interface for Live TV with select Amazon Channels

Amazon’s Fire TV is getting an update that will help viewers better discover live TV programming, and even be able to tune into live channels with Alexa. The voice integration builds on the recently added “On Now” row on the Fire TV homepage, where you’ll find the live streams from channels like …

Televisions

How Electric Dreams updates Philip K. Dick’s Cold War stories

Cold War paranoia drips from Dick’s work, but the series’ writers twist that into new fears about drones and smartphones<p>Between his first published story in 1952 and his death in 1982, Philip K. Dick produced dozens of novels and more than a hundred short stories. Moving past famous works like <i>A</i> …

Philip K. Dick

The Final Scene In ‘The Last Jedi’ Was Almost Quite Different

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Spoilers Below<p>“The Broom Kid,” as the young lad in the final scene of <i>The Last Jedi</i> has come to be known, almost never made the final cut of the film. Director Rian Johnson made this revelation in the everlasting news cycle that’s orbiting <i>Star Wars 8</i>, telling Empire that he …

Star Wars

Will viewers tune in to Celebrity Big Brother?

Julie Chen hosts the final HOH competition on the BIG BROTHER 19 Finale. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights …

Entertainment

The cheapest way to watch Showtime without a cable subscription

If you want to watch Showtime online, and you don’t subscribe to cable, you’re in luck. Thanks to live TV streaming, it’s never been easier to enjoy …

Smart TV

7 Netflix Documentaries to Jumpstart Your Creativity

Need a boost when it comes to creative inspiration for the new year? Here’s a selection of documentary films and series available on Netflix that …

Joan Didion

A two-hour season finale finds The Gifted at a crossroads where its best meets its worst

Usually when a show does a “two-hour finale,” I roll my eyes a little at the attempt to create an event out of what is, more often than not, just two …

TV

The Good Doctor Recap: Who Left? Who Broke Up? And Who Died?

Is <i>The Good Doctor</i> scrubbing out?!<p>That was the question for much of Monday’s episode, which began with Shaun giving Glassman his two weeks notice. He …

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