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Meet the 'Alphas' characters
Mon, Jul 11th 2011 04:05 pm
Behind the Screens recently caught up with "Alphas" exec. producer Ira Steven Behr. The writer behind series such as "Dark Angel," "The Twilight Zone" and "The 4400" offered a breakdown of the characters.
Syfy Powerful Mondays: 'Alphas' a modern-day 'X-Men'
Mon, Jul 11th 2011 04:00 pm
What you need to know: "This is a group of people who are not really your first choice to be an investigative unit or to be going out into the field and getting shot at," says EP Ira Steven Behr. "They are kind of working for the government, but the government doesn't totally know whether to trust them - they don't know whether to trust the government. They're working against this organization of alphas called Red Flag, and Red Flag keeps telling them that they're on the wrong side. And it's a very precarious position to be in."
Syfy Powerful Mondays: 'Warehouse 13' 'not pulling the wool over' on fans
Mon, Jul 11th 2011 03:45 pm
What you need to know: "Warehouse 13" follows CIA agents Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering, their boss, Artie, and tech guru Claudia, as they track down historical artifacts embedded with the power of the original owner/creator (i.e. Nikola Tesla's electrical pulse gun).
Syfy Powerful Mondays: 'Eureka' goes to space
Mon, Jul 11th 2011 03:35 pm
What you need to know: "Eureka" is the story of Eureka, Ore., a small town filled with zany, super-brainy scientists, and a sheriff, Jack Carter, who weekly saves them from experiments gone awry (or blowing themselves up).
'The Voice': Javier Colon caps Rocky-like journey with win
Sat, Jul 2nd 2011 06:35 am
Javier Colon has morphed into a modern day Rocky Balboa, of sorts. Having fought for years to make a name for himself in the music industry, Colon was pondering throwing in the towel when he received an Apollo Creed-like opportunity this spring to perform on NBC's reality singing competition "The Voice."
Syfy's 'Swamp Shark': 'The gators have company'
Fri, Jun 24th 2011 11:00 pm
You've got to hand it to the folks at Syfy: They've really outdone themselves this time.
Miss USA making a difference
Sat, Jun 18th 2011 03:10 am
Sure, there's big hair, high heels, swimsuits and evening gowns. But, nowadays, the Miss USA Pageant is giving equal weight to brains and beauty.
Change is in the air on 'Leverage'
Sat, Jun 18th 2011 02:45 am
"Last night I was on a rooftop in the middle of downtown Portland in a cocktail dress, which you don't do everyday," Beth Riesgraf says.
Fans of 'The Voice' can now vote for their favorite artists via iTunes
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 03:00 pm
In a first for a music competition series, NBC and Universal Republic Records will offer fans of NBC's "The Voice" (Tuesdays, 9-11 p.m. ET) the ability to vote for their favorite artists by downloading the studio versions of the songs that they perform on the live show each week via the iTunes Store (
Second season of 'MasterChef' begins
Fri, Jun 3rd 2011 04:00 pm
Gordon Ramsay admits he was scared.
Updated: '19 Kids and Counting' family visits Lewiston
Fri, Jun 3rd 2011 01:15 pm
The Duggar family, stars of TLC's reality series "19 Kids and Counting," visited Western New York on Friday.
CBS presents 2011-12 primetime schedule
Wed, May 18th 2011 01:55 pm
America's most watched network adds five new series
ABC unveils 2011-12 primetime schedule
Tue, May 17th 2011 12:55 pm
Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment Group, will discuss ABC's plans for next season and present the network's 2011-12 fall schedule before the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
FOX announces primetime slate
Mon, May 16th 2011 02:15 pm
Four new comedies, three new dramas and one new unscripted series join schedule.
NBC announces fall lineup
Sun, May 15th 2011 07:15 pm
With a commitment to innovation, strategic positioning and season-long strength, NBC reveals its 2011-12 primetime schedule.
Two universes collide as season three draws to an end on 'Fringe'
Fri, May 6th 2011 09:50 am
Shocking is nothing new on "Fringe." This is, after all, the show that brought us an alternate universe, two of each main character and regular "X-Files"-like mysteries. But, as season three draws to an end, the men with the weight of two worlds on their shoulders, Peter and Walter Bishop, appear embroiled in completely unexpected situations.
Shailene Woodley interview: The secrets are out on 'Secret Life'
Sat, Apr 9th 2011 12:45 am
Monday, March 28, marked the spring premiere of ABC Family's "Secret Life of the American Teenager." The comedy-drama stars Shailene Woodley, who plays Amy Juergens, a naïve high school student who got pregnant after a one-night stand at band camp.
'Full House' and 'JAG' stars in new FOX family film
Fri, Apr 8th 2011 10:15 pm
At the end of the 1980s, Candace Cameron was entertaining millions as D.J. Tanner, the oldest of three daughters on the hit ABC "TGIF" comedy "Full House." At the same time, FOX was trying to make a name for itself as a rebellious, anything-goes network by launching shows including "The Simpsons" and "Married ... with Children."
Christian Slater stars as Christian Slater (well, sort of) in new FOX comedy
Sat, Apr 2nd 2011 02:30 am
He's played a skater in "Gleaming the Cube," a drug pusher in "True Romance," a baboon organ recipient in "Untamed Heart," and George Kuffs in "Kuffs" (my personal favorite). But now, Christian Slater has finally found the perfect role.
'Lost' and 'V' star Elizabeth Mitchell guest stars in 'compelling' episode of 'SVU'
Tue, Mar 29th 2011 05:25 pm
Elizabeth Mitchell is a self-described goofball. She's made a name for herself by playing strong, compassionate women in sci-fi action series. But in this week's episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," the actress is embodying a deeply disturbed woman who is accused of committing a truly heinous crime.
'Fringe' is renewed!
Fri, Mar 25th 2011 01:00 pm
FOX has renewed critically acclaimed thrilling drama "Fringe" for a fourth season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.
'Top Chef' lightning rod Marcel Vigneron out to show different side in new series
Tue, Mar 22nd 2011 06:35 pm
Marcel Vigneron, the "bad boy" of the kitchen on "Top Chef," is back with a brand new series, "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen," and looking forward to television audiences seeing a different side of his personality.
Aspiring chefs: To TV or not TV, that is the question
Tue, Mar 22nd 2011 06:30 pm
With the growing popularity of food television and its "foodie" followers, BTS asked Marcel Vigneron, chef and star of "Marcel's Quantum Kitchen," if it's essential for today's aspiring master chefs to appear on screen. Or, is it enough to just master the ins and outs of cooking?
Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone head NBC's 'America's Next Great Restaurant'
Thu, Feb 24th 2011 02:25 pm
Chefs Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone, Steve Ells and Lorena Garcia are putting their money where their mouth is. No, really.
'The Event' to run repeat free, with no time shifts
Thu, Feb 24th 2011 02:20 pm
From day one, NBC's "The Event" has had the deck stacked against it.
'Fringe': Peter and Olivia's rocky relationship threatens two universes
Wed, Feb 16th 2011 11:45 am
At the end of last week's episode of "Fringe," the "over there" Olivia received some unexpected news - information that seems destined to rock both universes.
USA launches new seasons of 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' and 'In Plain Sight'
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 04:20 pm
USA Network, the No. 1 network in 2010 for an unprecedented five consecutive years running, is kicking off its spring lineup with two of its popular original series, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "In Plain Sight."
Up, up and away ... 'Smallville' wraps its 10-year run with a two-hour series finale event on The CW
Mon, Feb 7th 2011 04:40 pm
The CW will present the series finale of "Smallville" as an epic two-hour television event on Friday, May 13 (8 p.m. ET.)
Bernsen, Budig, Mathison and Seymour to guest star in soaps-themed 'Castle'
Mon, Feb 7th 2011 02:25 pm
Corbin Bernsen ("The Young and the Restless," "Psych"), Rebecca Budig ("All My Children"), Cameron Mathison ("All My Children") and Jane Seymour ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") will guest star on "Castle" for a soap opera-themed storyline to air in March (date TBA). "Castle" airs Mondays (10 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Ginormous prize for 'X Factor' winner
Mon, Feb 7th 2011 09:30 am
Simon Cowell, Sony Music, FremantleMedia North America and Fox announced today that the highly anticipated singing competition series "The X Factor" will award the show's winner with a record-breaking $5 million record deal - the largest guaranteed prize in television history - with Syco, a joint venture between Sony Music and Cowell.
'The Cape' continues quest for justice
Sat, Feb 5th 2011 07:00 am
Fans of NBC's new superhero skein "The Cape" know framed police officer Vince Faraday is bound and determined to clear his name and reunite with his family. While it's unlikely the former will happen anytime soon, star David Lyons says the latter is possible.
'Human Target' wraps improved second season
Wed, Feb 2nd 2011 12:00 pm
Mark Valley says he has a copy of the first season of "Human Target" on his shelf. That's not the kind of thing every actor would admit to, but the star of the FOX series says he's proud of what the cast and crew accomplished last year.
'80s pop stars Debbie Gibson, Tiffany star in outrageous Syfy feature
Fri, Jan 28th 2011 09:00 am
"Pythons are not at the top of the food chain. I am!"
Will Ferrell to guest-star over arc of episodes on NBC's 'The Office'
Thu, Jan 27th 2011 03:00 pm
Comedic actor/producer/writer Will Ferrell will guest-star over an arc of episodes on NBC's Emmy Award-winning "The Office" (Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET) as a branch manager who arrives from the home office and proves to be just as inappropriate as Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell).
Syfy's 'Warehouse 13' opens its doors for third season
Wed, Jan 26th 2011 12:00 pm
"Warehouse 13," Syfy's most successful series ever, will begin production on its third season in Toronto beginning Feb. 9, with key questions left hanging from the gripping season two finale. Has Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) left the Warehouse team for good? Have we seen the last of villainous H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray)?
Syfy renews 'Sanctuary' for season four
Tue, Jan 25th 2011 06:20 pm
Syfy has greenlit production on a fourth season of "Sanctuary."
83rd Academy Awards nominations announced
Tue, Jan 25th 2011 01:05 pm
Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced today by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar winner Mo'Nique.
'Fringe Fridays' kicks off with Christopher Lloyd, universe-jumping ramifications
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 10:00 am
Friday night ratings woes bounce off sci-fi series like bullets off Superman's chest.
'White Collar' returns with answers, new mysteries
Wed, Jan 12th 2011 10:00 pm
Fast-paced crime fighting paired with intricate storylines and presented by slick, charming heroes has made "White Collar" a hit. And, thanks to the show's propensity to offer the big reveals surprisingly early, "White Collar" is remarkably easy to watch.

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