Monday, January 7, 2013

From LA Examiner: 'Once Upon A Time' Post-Mortem; Jillian Michaels Address 'The Biggest Loser' Quitter; Katie Leclerc & Ryan Lane Talk 'Switched at Birth Relationship; Sutton Foster Previews 'Bunheads' Season Two; 'The Carrie Diaries' Advance Review...

"Once Upon A Time EPs talk magic and death post-"The Cricket Game"

SPOILER ALERT! Stop reading if you have yet to watch Once Upon A Time's winter 2013 return episode entitled "The Cricket Game" in which one beloved Storybrooke resident was murdered, and Regina (Lana Parrilla) was framed for the job... [MORE]

"Jillian Michaels: The Biggest Loser was "not the place" for Nikki"

Jillian Michaels was on hand at the NBC TCA tour today in Los Angeles to talk all about the new season of The Biggest Loser and her return to the franchise. Telling a story about going to see Madonna in concert with fellow trainer Bob Harper and dancing around but hoping the pop icon would just sing “Holiday,” Michaels said most of her fans would come up to her and tell her they just wanted her to go back on the show already. What ultimately drew her back was a combination of things, including the ability to help tackle the childhood obesity epidemic... [MORE]

"Katie Leclerc & Ryan Lane weigh in on a Switched at Birth Daphne/Travis romance" 

There was a great line in an old episode of Friends in which Rachel told Ross she never looked at him “that way” meaning romantically before, and he responded with, ‘Well, start looking.’ From that moment on, they were no longer a Will They/Won’t They couple but an Off and On again couple. Switched at Birth already has one Will They/Won’t They with Bay (Vanessa Marano) still not yet ready to forgive Emmett (Sean Berdy), but they are dancing around Daphne (Katie Leclerc) and Travis (Ryan Lane), too. Daphne and Travis have been friends for a long time, so we sat down with the actors on the Switched at Birth set to find out what it would take for Daphne to start seeing Travis “that way"... [MORE

When Bunheads returns for the back half of its freshman season, a lot has changed in such a short time passed. After Michelle’s (Sutton Foster) epic fail of macing her dance students at the annual Nutcracker performance, she fled back to Nevada, where she is wallowing in self-pity, fancy leftovers, and a little second-hand magic because she is working as a magician’s assistant. If you thought Michelle had a low opinion of herself before, just wait. But in true Amy Sherman-Palladino fashion, Michelle will find a sense of self-worth through the eclectic family she was forced into when she moved to Paradise in the first place... [MORE

There is an innocence in The CW’s The Carrie Diaries pilot that seems almost unheard of for television today. Perhaps it is because it is ultimately a period piece, set in the ‘80s, which was certainly a simpler time, or perhaps it’s because our heroine Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) is so fresh-faced, wide-eyed, and refreshingly sweet and well-adjusted the show hardly screams teenage angst, even if many specific growing pains are implied. It’s nice to see a coming-of-age show centered on a regular kid for a change—not one who’s been touched by the supernatural, or even by an internal darkness that causes her to rebel, but rather simply someone who just wants to find her way. It’s the kind of show we certainly could have used in our own teenage years, but now that we are safely out of them, The Carrie Diaries helps us look back with fondness, rather than cringes... [MORE

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