‘Scream Queens’ Premiere Preview: Welcome to Hell Week

SCREAM QUEENS: Chanels on SCREAM QUEENS premiering September 2015 on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Pictured L-R: guest-star Ariana Grande, Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin and Billie Lourd. CR: Steve Dietl/FOX

Sororities and college and murder, oh, my!

Fox’s new scare-com series Scream Queens is about to make a bloody splash on your television. Ryan Murphy’s new comedy-horror series stars Emma Roberts, Lea Michelle, Jamie Lee Curtis, Oliver Hudson, and Keke Palmer. You’ll even spot megastars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas on campus. The new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders and is set in the Kappa House sorority.

Fox Synopsis: “Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”). But when anti-Kappa DEAN CATHY MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across the campus.

An over-the-top, biting satire, SCREAM QUEENS is part black comedy, part slasher flick and a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next victim.

Scream Queens debuts with a two-hour premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

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NBC Wants You to Dive Into the Tattoo Mystery that is ‘Blindspot’

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BLINDSPOT — “Pilot” — Pictured: Jaimie Alexander as Jane Doe — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

NBC really turned things around with the premiere of The Blacklist in 2013 and tried to capitalize on that momentum with their Americans-lite version, titled Allegiance. We all know that didn’t go so well, so they’re trying yet again, but this time with an interesting new plot, a powerful cast, and a producer team that will really draw the audience in. Plus, the Peacock network believes in the show so much, they’re pairing it up with The Voice. 

Blindspot is about a beautiful woman (Jaimie Alexander), with no memories of her past, who is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI, who begin to follow the road map on her body to reveal a larger conspiracy of crime while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.

The “tattoo of the week” series starts off strong, making us want more, and those tattoos are the key to the whole story. Jaimie Alexander brings her Jane Doe character to life with her ability to speak Mandarin Chinese so fluently and fight bad guys so effortlessly. It didn’t hurt that she had a background in martial arts and was a wrestler back in high school.

At the Television Critics Association last month, executive producer Greg Berlanti said that “we will get some answers as to why her memory was wiped.” EP Sarah Schechter added that “each episode is sort of a puzzle piece and we’ll learn more and more as each episode goes on.”

Blindspot premieres Monday, September 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT immediately following The Voice on NBC.

The cast includes Jaimie Alexander (“Thor: The Dark World,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Sullivan Stapleton (“300: Rise of an Empire,” “Strike Back”), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (“Broadchurch,” “Without a Trace”), Rob Brown (“Treme”), Audrey Esparza (“Black Box”), Ukweli Roach (“The Royals”) and Ashley Johnson (“Much Ado About Nothing”).

Writer Martin Gero (“Bored to Death,” “L.A. Complex”) serves as executive producer along with Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Flash”), Mark Pellington (“Cold Case”) and Marcos Siega (“The Following”). Pellington directed the pilot episode.

“Blindspot” is a production of Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.

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The CW’s ‘iZombie’: “Pilot” Preview [PHOTOS]



From the creator of Veronica Mars, comes the newest CW series about a young woman named Liv, who just happens to be undead. 

iZombie, stars Rose McIver at Olivia “Liv” Moore, who after a crazy party one night is now among the dead and tries to find her place in “life” now that all she wants to do is eat brains. Liv finds herself stuck in the same life only pretending to be, shall we say, different. Her new look is played off by her newfound love of “goth” and soon she ends up with a job in the medical examiners office as a way to supplement her craving for brains. Her boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), is absolutely intrigued by what’s happened to Liv and is excited by the scientific possibilities. He’s also promised to help her in her quest to find Blaine, the zombie responsible for her current undead status. 



As she begins to feed on the minds of those Jane and John Doe’s, she discovers that she can retain a portion of that person’s memories, thereby helping out Detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) in solving crimes. The only way she can account for knowing all these factual details is to pretend that she’s a psychic. 

Rose McIver is absolutely adorable and leaves you wanting more. As for the gore, well, they definitely could use a little more but it’s hard to tell just from the pilot. We’ll see how the series plays out. The CW is of course not without its eye candy, so I’ll definitely be tuning in for David Anders and Robert Buckley.  

iZombie premieres Tuesday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.  



Official CW Synopsis:

Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out…until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy.  Now as one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible.  Her appearance passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted.

The change in Liv is baffling to her former fiancé, Major, her mother, Eva, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-A personality that Liv has completely abandoned.  Despite her post-traumatic ennui, Liv has devised a clever way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office.  In this appropriately dead-end job, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue.  Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s brilliant but eccentric boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities.  Dr. Ravi even helps Liv in her search for Blaine, the zombie responsible for her current undead status.

Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, Liv remains resigned to an eternity as a zombie without hope or purpose – until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories.  Liv suddenly begins to experience disturbing and often violent visions from the point of view of the murder victims.  Much to the surprise of Dr. Ravi and homicide detective Clive Babineaux, Liv often has detailed knowledge of crime scenes and motives that she can’t easily explain.  Posing as a psychic, she works with Detective Babineaux to investigate these crimes and discover who is responsible.  It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least she can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.

The series stars Rose McIver (“Masters of Sex,” “Once Upon a Time”) as Liv, Malcolm Goodwin (“Breakout Kings”) as Clive Babineaux, newcomer Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”) as Major Lilywhite and David Anders (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Vampire Diaries”) as Blaine DeBeers.

Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZOMBIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”).

Here are some still from iZombie Season 1, Episode 1:

 





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USA Wants Viewers to ‘Dig’ Deeper in New Event Series

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USA Network’s newest event series DIG comes from the minds of Heroes creator Tim Kring and Gideon Raff, creator of the Israeli series Prisoners of War in which Showtime’s Homeland is based off of. The ten-episode series stars Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Awake) as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem, is investigating the death of an American citizen that has been killed on foreign soil and soon uncovers a conspiracy thousands of years in the making. Anne Heche (Hung, Save Me) stars as Lynn Monahan, the head of the Jerusalem FBI office, who happens to be Peter’s boss and sometimes lover.

There’s much more to the story than just solving the murder of a young female archaeologist. Back at the Television Critics Association summer session, Kring said “it’s primarily a murder mystery set in old Jerusalem.”

He added that “certain stories lend themselves to a beginning, middle and end and some can go on and on. Knowing where you’re going is a real luxury.” Isaacs added that “it takes you on a journey and the journey has an ending. The ending is the most important part…and I love telling a proper story and this is a proper story.”

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Heche chimed in saying that she really likes “complicated characters and when I met with Tim and Gideon, they see my personality and it tends to become part of the character, and as she evolves, everyone works together with that. Even though Lynn works with the FBI, she is a complicated woman and has a deep emotional tie to Peter and is an emotional spirit…I wanted to bring that to her character so she’s not a cookie cutter FBI agent. I wanted her to be a bit more complex.”

The series, which was originally previewed at last summer’s Television Critics Association, has had a few setbacks due to the region’s ongoing turmoil, and had to move from it’s previously schedule fall premiere date. The series had to move locations as well, from Jerusalem to Croatia and now New Mexico. On a good note, executives liked the pilot so much that they added additional episodes to the originally planned six-episode series.

Will you be digging in? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Dig premieres Thursday, March 5 at 10/9c on USA.

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The official “Pilot” synopsis:

An action thriller, DIG tells the story of a murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern day Jerusalem, a city shrouded in ancient intrigue. FBI agent Peter Connelly has had his fair share of heartbreak. Anxious to leave his personal demons behind, Peter takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss and occasional lover, Lynn Monahan. When he sets out to solve the murder of a young American, Peter soon finds himself embroiled in an international mystery that delves into the Holy Land’s darkest secrets. What he discovers is a conspiracy thousands of years in the making that threatens to change the course of history. While Peter races to figure out what it all means, he quickly finds that he may not be the only one searching for answers.

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‘Secrets and Lies’ Preview: The Latest Whodunit from ABC

SECRETS AND LIES - ABC's "Secrets and Lies" stars Belle Shouse as Abby Crawford, Indiana Evans as Natalie Crawford, KaDee Strickland as Christy Crawford, Ryan Phillippe as Ben Crawford, Juliette Lewis as Detective Cornell, Natalie Martinez as Jess Murphy and Dan Fogler as Dave Lindsey. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

SECRETS AND LIES – ABC’s “Secrets and Lies” (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

Ryan Phillippe returns to the small screen in ABC’s new drama Secrets and Lies. Phillippe plays Ben Crawford, a seemingly all-around good guy and husband who stumbles upon the body of a young boy from the neighborhood while out on a run. Juliette Lewis plays Detective Andrea Cornell, the lead investigator, who pegs Ben as “a person of interest” from the very beginning. As the story unfolds we find ourselves trying to decide whether or not Ben had something to do with it. Is he guilty or not?

Secrets and Lies stars Ryan Phillippe (“Damages,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Flags of Our Fathers”) as Ben Crawford, Juliette Lewis (“August Osage County”) as Detective Cornell, KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice”) as Christy Crawford, Natalie Martinez (“Under the Dome,” “CSI: NY”) as Jess Murphy, Dan Fogler (“The Goldbergs,” “Hannibal”) as Dave Lindsey, Indiana Evans (“Blue Lagoon: The Awakening”) as Natalie Crawford and Belle Shouse as Abby Crawford.

Secrets and Lies premieres Sunday, March 1st with a two-hour special starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Did he or didn’t he?

The official synopsis for “The Trail” & “The Father”:

Ryan Phillippe portrays Ben Crawford, a handsome and decent family man, who will never be the same after he discovers the body of his neighbor’s young son in the woods. Even as Detective Andrea Cornell, played by Juliette Lewis, digs for the truth in her investigation and pegs Ben as a “person of interest,” the case unfolds from Ben’s unique perspective — whether he is guilty or not. In trying to clear his name, it is Ben who peels back the layers of these suburbanites’ lives in their quiet cul de sac, revealing their dirty little deceptions and all-too-crowded closets overflowing with skeletons in this 10-episode thrilling who-done-it.
In the first hour, in the pilot entitled “The Trail,” Ben is out for his usual morning jog when he comes upon the body of young Tom Murphy. After the news begins to spread throughout town, Detective Cornell, who’s been assigned to the case, pays Ben a visit for routine questioning. In the blink of an eye, Ben quickly turns from Good Samaritan to murder suspect. As the formidable detective searches for the facts, the media hone in on Ben and his family, and he struggles to escape from the pressure. From that point on, Ben’s life is turned upside down as he sets out on a complicated journey to prove his innocence, on the two-hour premiere of “Secrets and Lies.”
In the second hour, in the episode entitled “The Father,” Ben decides to take matters into his own hands by investigating those that were closest to Tom after receiving shocking information about the case from Detective Cornell. Jess, Tom’s mother, propels Ben in the direction of her estranged husband, Scott, who she believes may be his killer. At home, Ben’s family continues to drift apart when he overhears his oldest daughter, Natalie, on a suspicious phone call. Later, the family attends Tom’s funeral where the media continues to harass Ben and he is the focus of excruciating attention by the community. When the Crawford family returns home, one of Ben’s dark secrets is revealed in stunning fashion.
Is Ben innocent or guilty? He is fighting to keep his marriage, kids, job and reputation, and he is barely clinging to his sanity. As the investigation progresses, the close knit community starts to come apart at the seams, unraveling until the jaw-dropping conclusion.
“Secrets and Lies” stars Ryan Phillippe as Ben Crawford, Juliette Lewis as Detective Cornell, KaDee Strickland as Christy Crawford, Natalie Martinez as Jess Murphy, Dan Fogler as Dave Lindsey, Indiana Evans as Natalie Crawford and Belle Shouse as Abby Crawford.
Guest stars in “The Trail” include Melissa Gilbert as Lisa Daly, GregAlan Williams as Kevin Williams, Denise Dowse as Elaine Williams, Kate Ashfield as Vanessa Richardson, Steven Brand as Dr. Joseph Richardson and Eric Lange as Danny Pierce.
Guest stars in “The Father” include Melissa Gilbert as Lisa Daly, GregAlan Williams as Kevin Williams, Denise Dowse as Elaine Williams, Kate Ashfield as Vanessa Richardson, Steven Brand as Dr. Joseph Richardson, Benjamin Ciaramello as Scott Murphy, Tad Cooley as Matt Daly, Eric Lange as Danny Pierce, Meaghan Rath as Nicole and Timothy Busfield as John Garner.

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NBC Pledges Its ‘Allegiance’ to New Spy Dama

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NBC is really trying to plant their feet in the spy/thriller game this season. The Blacklist was a huge success for them last season, even getting a Golden Globe nod for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drana, which James Spader so deserved, but is still slipping in the ratings this season. Katherine Heigl’s State of Affairs hasn’t done as well as the network would have liked either. Last month at the Television Critics Association winter session, NBC’s Bob Greenblatt stated that he’s “disappointed in what it’s been doing the last couple of weeks. It’s a show that’s a fine show. You expect the worst and hope for the best.”

Now comes Allegiance, the spy drama that’s basically The Americans-lite, and the network is hopeful that it can bring in additional eyeballs and help promote their new Thursday night lineup which include The Blacklist‘s new timeslot.

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The series follows the O’Connor family and their son, Alex (Gavin Stenhouse), a young CIA analyst who specializes in Russian affairs. To give you some context, Alex is a bit of a genius with Sherlock-like skills. Spoiler Alert: He didn’t speak until he was 8 years old and when he did, it was in complete sentences. Fancy!

Meanwhile, both of his parents and sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated, all of which is unknown to Alex. Basically, they have to hide from their own son, who if found out, would definitely turn them in.

Allegiance stars Hope Davis and Scott Cohen as the parents with Gavin Stenhouse and Margarita Levieva as the children.

Levieva was born in Russia and had a bit of fun teaching everyone on set. During the show’s panel at TCA, Davis said that “learning Russian was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.” I don’t doubt that for a second.

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NBC’s newest spy drama is based on an Israeli series called Keshet, but the producers said that the scripts are all new. With regards to the similarities of FX’s hit series The Americans, Producer George Nolfi assured us that we should “watch one or two episodes and you’ll see it’s clear we’re going in a different direction.” Stenhouse chimed in stating that “it’s born out of a completely different equation of actors and writers.”

They’re not entirely wrong. There’s a huge chunk of exposition right off the bat that is quite a mouthful. It’s a lot to take in but the show definitely picks up steam towards the end and sets up quite nicely for a pilot filled with so many characters and background.

 

It definitely leaves you wanting more. I’ll take the pledge, will you?

Allegiance premieres Thursday, Feb. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT immediately following The Blacklist on NBC.

Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below.

NBC Synopsis:

This high-octane thriller revolves around the O’Connor family and their son, Alex (Gavin Stenhouse), a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs. Unbeknownst to him, both of his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated.
Years ago, Russian-born Katya (Hope Davis) was tasked by the KGB to recruit American businessman Mark O’Connor (Scott Cohen) as a spy, and the two fell in love. A deal was struck: As long as Katya remained an asset for Russia, she would be allowed to marry Mark and move to America. After years in America building a happy life and without word from Moscow, they thought they had escaped. Now it seems that the new Mother Russia has one more mission — turning Alex into a spy. The SVR has re-enlisted the entire family into service as they plan a terrorist operation inside the U.S. border that will bring America to its knees. For these anguished parents, the choice is clear: betray their country… or risk their family.

The series also stars Margarita Levieva (Natalie O’Connor), Morgan Spector (Victor Dobrynin), Kenneth Choi (Sam Luttrell), and Alex Peters (Sarah O’Connor).

Check out some trailers below:

Check out some stills from the series premiere of NBC’s Allegiance:

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‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’: “Pilot” Preview [PHOTOS]

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ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter premieres tonight, bringing a second series from the Captain America world to the small screen. The series follows Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) trying to find her new place in the world as a single woman – after losing the love of her life, Steve Rodgers (Captain America). She has to balance doing administrative work for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) all while wanting to be back out in the field, taking out the bad guys.

In the premiere episode, Carter is contacted by none other than Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), who is framed for selling his deadliest of weapons to the highest bidders. Carter sets off on a mission to find those responsible for framing him and has Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), on hand to help in any way he can.

The series premieres Tuesday, Jan. 6 with back-to-back episodes starting at 8:00 o.m. ET on ABC.

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Synopsis:

ABC presents its second action packed series from the creative minds at Marvel in “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” inspired by the feature films “Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.”
Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, “Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren’t recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.
But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America.
In the premiere episode, “Pilot,” when old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, “Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis, to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for selling these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse.
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.
Guest starring are Lyndsy Fonseca as Angie Martinelli, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Andre Royo as Spider Raymond, James Hebert as green suit, Kyle Bornheimer as Agent Ray Krzeminiski, Ashley Hinshaw as Colleen O’Brien, Carrick O’Quinn as tall bouncer, James Frain as Leet Brannis, Tim True as tipsy guy, Johnny Marques as bartender, Jeffrey David Anderson as short bouncer, James Urbaniak as scientist, Bill Kalmenson as Senator Webster, Lesley Boone as Rose, Costa Ronin as Anton Vanko and Kevin Heffernan as Madison Avenue Guy.

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Eliza Coupe Gets ‘Benched’ in USA’s New Legal Comedy

USA’s new comedy Benched stars Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings) as Nina Whitley, a former corporate lawyer who has a stress-induced breakdown, in front of her entire office mind you, and is forced to slum it with the public defenders.

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Pictured: Eliza Coupe as Nina — (Photo By: David Moir/USA Network)

Coupe is such an amazing actress with impeccable comedic timing and this role was definitely made for her. If you can’t wait for tonight to watch the premiere, USA has already made it available online.

Benched joins the likes of USA’s other half-hour comedies including Sirens and Playing House, both of which premiered earlier this year (although still no word on Playing House). The lawyer comedy was created by Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live, Trophy Wife) and Damon Jones (Halfway Home), with John Enbom (Party Down) serving as executive producer and showrunner. Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds, Ray Donovan) and Andrea Shay (Family Tools) are producing for The Mark Gordon Company.

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Pictured: Jay Harrington as Phil — (Photo By: David Moir/USA Network)

The series stars Jay Harrington (Better Off Ted), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Maria Bamford (Adventure Time), Carter MacIntyre (Drop Dead Diva) and Jolene Purdy (Under the Dome).

Benched premieres Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 10:30/9:30c on USA.

Episode Description: Distinguished corporate lawyer Nina Whitley has given up everything in her climb to the top. However, when she’s passed over for a coveted promotion and discovers that her fiancé Trent is now engaged to another woman—Nina has an epic meltdown. Now, shunned from the corporate world, the only place Nina can get a job is at the Public Defender’s office.

Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the pilot below.

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Will you be tuning in? Let us know what you think below!

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‘The Flash’ Pilot Preview: “City of Heroes” [Photos and Videos]

The Flash was by far one of my favorite pilots this fall TV season and I can’t wait for everyone to watch tonight’s premiere. The show comes with an amazing cast, some flashy special effects and a great addition to the CW lineup alongside the already fan-loved series Arrow.

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Even though we’ve already had a sneak peek of what’s to come on The Flash through an episode of Arrow, we get to start from the beginning. From the lightning bolt, to discovering his powers, to the initial costume design and even a villain to fight.

Grant Gustin was a great choice in casting as he plays Barry in more of a nerdy, down-to-earth way as opposed to something more flashy or bad boy-ish like Oliver Queen.

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The series follows Barry Allen, a CSI investigator at the Central City Police Department, who was struck by lightning in a freak storm and awakens from a nine-month come to discover he has been granted the gift of super speed. Allen teams up with S.T.A.R. Labs to help him understand his powers and save the innocent and protect the city. The freak storm was caused by the particle accelerator and Allen finds out he isn’t the only one who has gained special abilities.

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The pilot episode titled “City of Heroes” does a great job of introducing the characters and background on how Barry Allen becomes The Flash but also sets up plot points for upcoming episodes. There are definitely a lot of easter eggs throughout the episode. The villain in the pilot isn’t that exciting, nor is the fight scene, but they needed a way to show Barry’s new ability, so I’ll let that go. I’m hoping they don’t do a villain of the week but it’s only the pilot, so we’ll wait to see what happens.

The Flash premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CW.

Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below.

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Episode Description: After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his new found powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.
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Watch ABC’s ‘Forever’ Pilot on Hulu Plus

ABC has made the pilot for its new drama series Forever available for Hulu Plus subscribers. The network only recently announced fans could watch the Selfie pilot only a week ago.

ABC’s new series Forever is about Dr. Henry Morgan, a medical examiner played by Ioan Gruffud (Fantastic Four, Ringer) who just happens to be immortal. Now he’s not just any immortal, he’s an immortal who dies multiple times and wakes up naked every time. (I mean, that works for me.) Apparently, when he dies he shows up in other places and and always ends up in water, which is why he’s naked. Dr. Morgan works alongside Detective Jo Martinez, played by Alana De La Garza (Do No Harm, CSI: Miami, Law & Order) and Judd Hirsch as Abe, Henry’s best and only friend.

Forever premieres Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on ABC.

Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think!