Not a great night for TV, friends. We’re going with The 23rd Annual Critics Choice Awards, mainly because the remarkable Gal Gadot is being given an award from her Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins. The only other thing that kind of interests us tonight, Inside The Actors Studio, wherein James Lipton will pepper Ted Danson with questions in his slightly hushed, trademark style. I am curious what Ted’s favorite curse word is.
Today, NBC posted pictures for next week’s The Brave episode, “Grounded.”
This is the episode description given: “With Patricia (Anne Heche) out of commission, Noah (Tate Ellington) is at the helm of the D.I.A. when FARC revolutionaries take control of a flight in Colombia. When negotiations mean life or death for the passengers on board, Hannah (Sofia Pernas) must make her return to the field. Also starring Mike Vogel (Adam Dalton), Demetrius Grosse (Ezekiel “Preach” Carter), Noah Mills (Joseph “McG” McGuire), and Hadi Tabbal (Amir Al-Raisani). Guest Starring Brett Tucker (Dr. Xander Martin), Jonathan Medina (Lalo Mahecha), Idara Victor (Elena Bernal), Vannessa Vasquez (Mari Calera) and Jos Viramontes (Edgar Triana).”
From the pictures below, it seems like Jaz is undergoing some kind of rehabilitation and Campbell, from the description, isn’t quite cleared from outing Jaz’s identity in the last episode. Like we said in our recap of “Desperate Measures,” there will be consequences and ramifications! Continue reading “First Look: The Brave – Grounded (Ep 111)”
Magic Wednesdays are officially a thing. With The Librarians still chugging along for a few more weeks and season premiere of The Magicians tonight, we don’t even know what to do with ourselves. Add in more Vikings and Knightfall and Wednesdays are over flowing with watchable TV right now!
Rise, the new NBC drama set to premiere on Tuesday, March 20 at 9pm, will blow your doors off. Featuring heartfelt, sincere and impassioned performances from its leads, in particular Josh Radnor who stars as English teacher turned school theater director, Lou Mazzuchelli, Rise will make you experience highs and lows and all the feels in between.
While not packed wall to wall with songs like some may be anticipating (this is NOT Glee), when the young cast members do open their mouths, their voices are amazing; keep an eye out on Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Damon J. Gillespie (Inside Amy Schumer but basically this is his first acting gig), Amy Forsyth (The Path) and Ted Sutherland (this looks like his first regular series but he’s had several one shot appearances including on Law & Order: SVU), as the breakout young cast members. Below are the first look photos from the Pilot Episode.
The official show info from the release … “From Jason Katims, executive producer and showrunner of “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood,” and “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller comes a heartening new drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town. Inspired by a true story.
The cast includes Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Auli’i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Amy Forsyth, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joseph Tippett, Shirley Rumierk.”
We’re still a week away from the return of new episodes from the Arrow-verse so in the meantime, we’re soothing ourselves with a repeat viewing of the Crisis on Earth-X crossover event, which is really worth a second viewing.
Also tonight, the 24th Cycle of America’s Next Top Model premieres, featuring the return of Tyra Banks who has come to save her signature show. Also premiering tonight, Undercover High, a thought piece on A&E that asks, “if given the chance, would you go back to HS to see what kids are facing today?”
Some of our favorite Monday shows are still on hiatus but not our most favorite new show, The Brave. The Brave returns tonight to pick up right after the fall finale and Jaz’s abduction. Also new, The Good Doctor.
Last advice for the day, Roll Tide!!
Today, First Look is focused on Syfy’s new show Krypton (set to premiere March 21). We got the first look at pics yesterday which in turn, we are bringing to you. Because, that’s how we roll. Gotta say, love the idea of the pre-Superman origin story.
Here is the official info on Krypton, “What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, “Krypton” follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg finds himself in a difficult position. He must redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos).
“Krypton” is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Dark Knight Trilogy”) through his Phantom Four banner, alongside Cameron Welsh, who serves as showrunner. In addition to Cuffe, Sipos and Ritson, the show also stars Georgina Campbell (“Broadchurch”), Elliot Cowan (“Da Vinci’s Demons”), Ann Ogbomo (“World War Z”), Rasmus Hardiker (“Your Highness”), Wallis Day (“Will”), Aaron Pierre (“Tennison”) and Ian McElhinney (“Game of Thrones”). Based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
TGIF, not just because the weekend is starting but because MacGyver is back and all new tonight!! And, we get to learn how Mac and Jack met! Also on the docket, a new game show from Ricky Gervais (and hosted by Fred Savage) premieres on ABC. Ricky and Fred are reason enough for me to watch!
Other than the series premiere of the newest singing show, The Four: Battle for Stardom, there isn’t much doing on the tube tonight. So, I guess I’ll check it out. I like Fergie and DJ Khaled enough to warrant at least a looksie. Otherwise, check out the Costner classic, The Untouchables, stroll down Waco memory lane or watch a new S.W.A.T.
Interesting night of TV with 2 series premieres, 1 season premiere and a bunch of new episodes of regular TV. Its almost as if we’re not in the cold wasteland of rerun hell. While I’m not particularly hot on 9-1-1, WAGS Atlanta or the X-Files, I know someone is out there (though doubtful, they like all 3 of those shows, that’s a pretty broad taste in TV).
No, for my time and money, I am The Librarians into Vikings into Knightfall and catch SEAL Team on DVR in the next day or so.