'The Young and the Restless' sneak peek week of October 2

September 30, 2017
(L-R): Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea)
and Josh Morrow (Nick)
Photo: CBS
Check out what's coming up this week on "The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays on CBS. 

Monday, October 2
Sharon cuts a deal with Alice
Kevin delivers on a promise to Victor
Cane and Lily break the news of their divorce

Tuesday, October 3
Nick is left high and dry
Abby is troubled by Zack's mood swings
Jack and Nikki prepare for battle

Wednesday, October 4
Chelsea worries about Nick's need for revenge
Ashley challenges Dina
Billy covers his tracks

Thursday, October 5
Ashley receives a prestigious honor
Victoria lashes out at Hilary
Juliet moves in on Cane

Friday, October 6
Jack announces Billy's deception
Tessa confides in Noah
Phyllis and Victoria clash over Billy
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'General Hospital' sneak peek week of October 2

(L-R): Vernee Watson (Stella) and Donnell Turner (Curtis)
Photo: ABC
Check out what's ahead for the citizens of Port Charles this week on "General Hosptial" airing weekdays on ABC. 

Monday, October 2
Griffin extends his kindness
Franco is asked to explain himself
Alexis is annoyed with Sam

Tuesday, October 3
Nina gets an extravagant gift
Sam enjoys a moment of happiness
Valentin wants to leave his past in the past

Wednesday, October 4
Ava is in shock
Anna lets her guard down
Valentin gets a curious phone call

Thursday, October 5
Griffin skirts the truth
Stella has news for Curtis
Maxie and Amy bond

Friday, October 6
An old foe of Nikolas' surfaces
Griffin feels remorseful
Carly makes an apology
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Watch: 'American Masters Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive' Official Trailer

September 29, 2017
Best known for his Gothic horror tales and narrative poem “The Raven,” Poe’s stories are the basis of countless films and TV episodes and have inspired even more, as has his name and image. 

Determined to re-invent American literature, Poe was an influential – and brutally honest – literary critic and magazine editor, who also invented the detective protagonist with his character C. Auguste Dupin. 

Written and directed by Eric Stange (The War That Made America, American Experience: Murder at Harvard), the new documentary "American Masters - Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive" draws on the rich palette of Poe's evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author. 

Starring Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actor Denis O'Hare (This Is Us, American Horror Story, Take Me Out) and narrated by Oscar- and Tony-nominated, two-time Golden Globe-winner Kathleen Turner, "American Masters - Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive explores the misrepresentations of Poe as a drug-addled madman akin to the narrators of his horror stories. The film premieres nationwide Monday, October 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS(check local listings) and will be available to stream the following day, Halloween, viapbs.org/americanmasters and PBS OTT apps. The film will also be available on DVD and for digital download on October 31 via PBS Distribution. 

Watch the trailer below:

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'The Bold and the Beautiful' sneak peek week of October 2

(L-R): Scott Clifton (Liam) and Courtney Hope (Sally)
Photo: CBS
Here is a look at what's ahead for the LA residents on "The Bold and the Beautiful" airing weekdays on CBS. 

Monday, October 2
Sheila strategically gains employment at an establishment where she can keep a close watch on the Forrester family, and specifically Eric.
Eric hires an estate manager to assist in maintaining the Forrester mansion and its surrounding property.

Tuesday, October 3
Katie and Wyatt’s private affair is discovered by someone who can either help or make things very difficult for them
Sheila concocts a plan that she is confident will make her that next Mrs. Eric Forrester

Wednesday, October 4
Bill issues Ridge a warning to stay away from Brooke while he attempts to save their marriage
Liam surprises Sally with a gift to assist with the refurbishing of Spectra Fashions

Thursday, October 5
Liam’s latest generous gesture to Sally causes a rift between him and Steffy
Wyatt proves to Bill that his loyalty and dedication is to him and to Spencer Publications

Friday, October 6
Bill and Steffy bond over their frustrations regarding Liam and his affiliation with Sally
Wyatt confides in Katie his fears about the future of the Spencer family

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Lionel Richie and Luke Byran join 'American Idol'

(L-R): Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan
Credit: Grammys
Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan are joining "American Idol."

The two music superstars have officially announced that they will join ABC's upcoming revival, taking a seat on the judges panel next to the previously announced Katy Perry.

Richie has sold more than 100 million albums and is the recipient of countless awards, including four Grammy Awards®, an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award. He has received honorary doctorates from Boston College and Tuskegee University, a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the United Negro College Fund (making him the first recipient to graduate from a UNCF school),and remains an active member of one of the most prestigious fraternities in history, Alpha Phi Alpha.

In addition, Richie won ASCAP’s “Publisher of the Year” and “Lifetime Achievement Award,” as well as 16 American Music Awards, five People’s Choice Awards, A World Music Lifetime Achievement Award, TV Land Icon Award, Germany’s Echo Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hong Kong’s Rojo Award, Goldene Kamera Award, Italy’s San Remo Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Governors Award, and more. He received the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award presented at Harvard University. He’s been inducted to both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and knighted in France receiving the Legionnaire Award. Always giving back, his charity work extends from Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center to UNICEF and The Art of Elysium.

Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and one of the most important pop songs in history, “We Are the World,” written with Michael Jackson for USA for Africa. His song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times a Lady,” “Still” and “Easy.”

Bryan has released five albums since 2007: "I'll Stay Me", "Doin' My Thing", "Tailgates & Tanlines", "Crash My Party" and "Kill the Lights". His last three albums has debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Album charts.

Ryan Seacrest has already been announced that he was returning as host.

"American Idol" is set to premiere in March 2018 on ABC.

The series on FOX launched in 2002 and ran for 15 seasons. The show successfully helped launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Phillip Phillips, Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert and Katharine McPhee to name a few.

To date, “American Idol” has earned 67 Emmy nominations and nine wins, including the Governors Award in 2016, and its talented discoveries have already won 14 Grammys, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award and more.

“American Idol” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America’s Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.
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'Days of our Lives' sneak peek week of October 2

James Reynolds (Abe)
Photo: NBC
Check out what's coming for the citizens of Salem this week on "Days of our Lives," airing weekdays on NBC. 

Monday, October 2
Salem is rocked by a stunning revelation
Abigail takes matters into her own hands

Tuesday, October 3
The mystery guest stonewalls Sonny
Abe names the new police commissioner

Wednesday, October 4
One couple finally ties the knot
Hope and Rafe work together to uncover the truth

Thursday, October 5
Lucas receives shocking news
Brady numbs his guilt by sneaking a shot
Justin informs Sonny and Paul about a legal issue

Friday, October 6
Chloe drops a bombshell on Nicole about Eric
Sonny and Brady demand Victor make a hard decision

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Video: Cat Deeley talks Season 14 'So You Think You Can Dance' finale

September 28, 2017
Cat Deeley
Credit: FOX
On Monday, September 25, "So You Think You Can Dance"" named Lex Ishimoto was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. 

Ishimoto, 19, from Irvine, CA, received the most votes and won a cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Ishimoto also will join the rest of the Top 10 and All-Stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar for the "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 14 Tour, which kicks off Thursday, October, 5 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL. Ticket information and more details are available at www.fox.com/dance.

Fellow finalists Koine Iwasaki, Kiki Nyemchek and Taylor Sieve were eliminated as host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results.

In addition to naming America’s Favorite Dancer, the finale featured Vanessa Hudgens and Shawn Hook performing their hit single, “Reminding Me,” as well as two performances by the returning Top 10 finalists and All-Stars, from Emmy Award-winning choreographers Mia Michaels and Mandy Moore.

"So You Think You Can Dance" was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Mike Yurchuk; and Jeff Thacker.

TVMusic Network was backstage at the finale. 


Check out our interview with Cat Deeley after the show.


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Video: Vanessa Hudgens talks Season 14 finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

September 27, 2017
Vanessa Hudgens
Credit: P. Thomas
On Monday, September 25, "So You Think You Can Dance" named Lex Ishimoto was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Ishimoto, 19, from Irvine, CA, received the most votes and won a cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. 

Ishimoto also will join the rest of the Top 10 and All-Stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar for the So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 Tour, which kicks off Thursday, October, 5 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL. Ticket information and more details are available at www.fox.com/dance.

Fellow finalists Koine Iwasaki, Kiki Nyemchek and Taylor Sieve were eliminated as host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results.

In addition to naming America’s Favorite Dancer, the finale featured Vanessa Hudgens and Shawn Hook performing their hit single, “Reminding Me,” as well as two performances by the returning Top 10 finalists and All-Stars, from Emmy Award-winning choreographers Mia Michaels and Mandy Moore.

So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Mike Yurchuk; and Jeff Thacker.

TV Music Network was backstage at the finale. Check out our interview with Vanessa Hudgens after the show. 


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Video: Angelica Hale talks performing at the finale on 'America's Got Talent'

“America’s Got Talent's" live rounds started with the Top 36 acts to compete for the $1 million grand prize. The Season 12 live performance shows took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

After several weeks of competition the Top 22 contestants participating in the semi-final rounds leading to the Top 10 finals with Darci Lynne, a young ventriloquist, was crowned the winner for Season 12.

Performing on the finale were Angelica Hale, Light Balance, Mandy Harvey, Diavolo, Kechi, Darci Lynne, Chase Goehring, Sara Carson & Hero, Evie Clair, and Preacher Lawson.

TVMusic Network was on hand at the show backstage and talked to the contestants and judges after the show. Check out the interview with judge Howie Mandell where he talks talks about the night's finale, Darci Lynne's win, Kelly Clarkson and more.. The final show on September 20 also featured Kelly Clarkson, Derek Hough, James Arthur, Terry Fator, and Shania Twain.


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Video: Mary Murphy talks Season 14 finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

September 26, 2017
Mary Murphy
Credit; FOX
On Monday, September 25, So You Think You Can Dance named Lex Ishimoto was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Ishimoto, 19, from Irvine, CA, received the most votes and won a cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Ishimoto also will join the rest of the Top 10 and All-Stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar for the So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 Tour, which kicks off Thursday, October, 5 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL. Ticket information and more details are available at www.fox.com/dance.

Fellow finalists Koine Iwasaki, Kiki Nyemchek and Taylor Sieve were eliminated as host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results.

In addition to naming America’s Favorite Dancer, the finale featured Vanessa Hudgens and Shawn Hook performing their hit single, “Reminding Me,” as well as two performances by the returning Top 10 finalists and All-Stars, from Emmy Award-winning choreographers Mia Michaels and Mandy Moore.

So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Mike Yurchuk; and Jeff Thacker.

TV Music Network was backstage at the finale. Check out our interview with judge Mary Murphy after the show.


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Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con: 'Clerks' director Kevin Smith to appear

Comic book fan Kevin Smith is headed to Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con.  The writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director will host a live podcast of "Fat Man on Batman" on Saturday, October 29.

Smith has written and directed numerous films, including "Dogma," "Red State," "Clerks," "Chasing Amy" and "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back."

He also has authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

For schedule information, visit: Stan Lee's LA ComicCon
  
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'Big Brother' contestant Jessica Graf heads to 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

(L-R): Kimberlin Brown, Darin Brooks, Jessica Graf and Heather Tom
Photo: CBS
In what is becoming a CBS family tradition, "The Bold and the Beautiful" has tapped another contestant for a guest appearance on their show. Big Brother 19's Jessica Graf appear on the show on Monday, October 2nd. Graf will play a hostess at The Forrester's favorite lunch spot Il Giardino's and will share scenes with Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter), Heather Tom (Katie Logan) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt). 


For several years, "Big Brother" contestants have appeared on the show, in high-profile cameos.  Season 18 contestants Da'Vonne, Paul, and Victor played caterer at one of Brooke's (Katherine Kelly Lang) failed weddings. 

"Big Brother" 16 fan-favorite Donny Thompson, attended a Halloween Party at Bikini Beach, His BB16 roommates, Amber Borzotra, Cody Calafiore, Nicole Franzel, Zach Rance, Caleb Reynolds, Devin Shepard, Hayden Voss, Jeff, Jordan, Brendon, Rachel and Elissa appeared as well. 


Who will show up next? Stay tuned.

"The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS. 
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Video: Nigel Lythgoe talks 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 14 finale

Nigel Lythgoe
Credit: FOX
On Monday, September 25, So You Think You Can Dance named Lex Ishimoto was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Ishimoto, 19, from Irvine, CA, received the most votes and won a cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Ishimoto also will join the rest of the Top 10 and All-Stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar for the So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 Tour, which kicks off Thursday, October, 5 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL. Ticket information and more details are available at www.fox.com/dance.

Fellow finalists Koine Iwasaki, Kiki Nyemchek and Taylor Sieve were eliminated as host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results.

In addition to naming America’s Favorite Dancer, the finale featured Vanessa Hudgens and Shawn Hook performing their hit single, “Reminding Me,” as well as two performances by the returning Top 10 finalists and All-Stars, from Emmy Award-winning choreographers Mia Michaels and Mandy Moore.

So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Mike Yurchuk; and Jeff Thacker.

TV Music Network was backstage at the finale. Check out our interview with Nigel Lythgoe after the show.  


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Video: Lex Ishimoto talks winning Season 14 of 'So You Think You Can Dance'



Lex Ishimoto
Credit:B. Thomas
On Monday, September 25, So You Think You Can Dance named Lex Ishimoto was named
the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Ishimoto, 19, from Irvine, CA, 
received the most votes and won a cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine
and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Ishimoto also will join the rest of the Top 10 and All-Stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar for the So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 Tour, 
which kicks off Thursday, October, 5 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL. Ticket information 
and more details are available at www.fox.com/dance.

Fellow finalists Koine Iwasaki, Kiki Nyemchek and Taylor Sieve were eliminated as 
host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results.

In addition to naming America’s Favorite Dancer, the finale featured Vanessa Hudgens and 
Shawn Hook performing their hit single, “Reminding Me,” as well as two performances 
by the returning Top 10 finalists and All-Stars, from Emmy Award-winning choreographers 
Mia Michaels and Mandy Moore.

So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 
19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Lythgoe,
 Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Mike Yurchuk; and Jeff Thacker.
TV Music Network was backstage at the finale. Check out our interview with Lex after his win. 

  
Lex Ishimoto of So You Think You Can Dance 14... by TVMusic Network


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Interview: Ashley Judd of "Berlin Station' on joining show

Photo: Paley Center
Epix's "Berlin Station" is back with an all-new season. The cast and crew held a panel discussion and screening at PaleyFest in Beverly Hills. New cast members Ashley Judd and Keke Palmer are on board as the newest operatives in "Berlin Station." Judd plays BB Yates, nicknamed “the Station Whisperer” and Palmer joins as a new case officer.

Attending the panel were Richard Armitage, Leland Orser, Ashley Judd, Keke Palmer and executive producer Bradford Winters.

TVMusic Network caught up with Ashley Judd to get her thoughts on joining the show. She also talks shooting in Berlin and music since she comes from a family of country music legends. 


The new season premieres October 15 on Epix.

Check out the interview below:


Ashley Judd of Berlin Station at 2017 Paleyfest... by TVMusic Network
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'Transformers: The Last Knight' now on Blu-Ray and DVD

The latest installment in the "Transformers" franchise stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci and Anthony Hopkins.  
The film also stars Isabela Moner,  Laura Haddock, Santiago Cabrera and Jerrod Carmichael. 

The film is available now on Digital HD.

Eye-Popping Spectacle Debuts September 26, 2017
on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Packs


5-Movie Blu-ray Collection Will Also be Available September 26



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Lex Ishimoto wins Season 14 of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

September 25, 2017
Lex Ishimoto
Credit: FOX
On Monday, September 25, So You Think You Can Dance named Lex Ishimoto was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Ishimoto, 19, from Irvine, CA, received the most votes and won a cash prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Ishimoto also will join the rest of the Top 10 and All-Stars Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar for the So You Think You Can Dance Season 14 Tour, which kicks off Thursday, October, 5 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL. Ticket information and more details are available at www.fox.com/dance.

Fellow finalists Koine Iwasaki, Kiki Nyemchek and Taylor Sieve were eliminated as host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results.

In addition to naming America’s Favorite Dancer, the finale featured Vanessa Hudgens and Shawn Hook performing their hit single, “Reminding Me,” as well as two performances by the returning Top 10 finalists and All-Stars, from Emmy Award-winning choreographers Mia Michaels and Mandy Moore.

So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; Mike Yurchuk; and Jeff Thacker.

Check back to this page for interviews with the winner Lex Ishimoto.
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'Rent Live': FOX's live musical gets 2019 air date

A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. After winning four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.

Additional details to be announced.

"Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.

RENT will be executive-produced by Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked"), Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution Studios' Vince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine
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Ingo Rademacher joins 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Photo: ABC
Hold on to your seats "The Bold and the Beautiful" fans. The Forresters have a new Thorne. Daytime vet Ingo Rademacher has been cast as the long-forgotten brother on the world's #1 soap. The news comes on the heels of current Throne, Winsor Harmon, announcing on Twitter that the role had been recast.

TV Insider's Michael Logan first reported the news of Rademacher's hiring. Rademacher is best known for his role as Aussie billionaire Jasper Jax on "General Hospital."

Thorne Forrester has been on and off the show in recent years, last seen in 2016 when the Forrester kids boycotted their Dad, Eric's (John McCook) wedding to step-mom Quinn (Rena Sofer).

Rademacher was almost hired to play an upcoming recurring role on "Bold" but executive producer and head writer Brad Bell, changed his mind, offering him a contract role instead.

"My managers called me up and said B&B was interested in my doing this 11-episode character, and I said, 'Sweet. Let’s do it.'," Rademacher told TV Insider.  "But then, as I understand it, [executive producer] Brad Bell had a change of heart and wanted to give me a full-time, contract role."

Expect to see the forgotten son return in mid-November.
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AFI FEST 2017 announces Robert Altman retrospective and new educational opportunities at the festival

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced an inaugural, annual retrospective to spotlight one filmmaker of global significance, in addition to new educational experiences as part of AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi, running November 9–16, 2017, in Hollywood, CA. This year, AFI FEST will present the work of Robert Altman, with screenings and discussions of 12 films — historically the most programmed in the festival for one filmmaker. Also debuting this year is an expansion of the festival's annual Youth and Family Program. A new, in-class AFI FEST Storytelling Bootcamp, with a focus on screenwriting, will be offered to high school students and teachers in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). AFI FEST's annual Cinema's Legacy section will present films turning 50 in 2017, followed by expanded discussions to include scholars and issue experts as well as filmmakers. To share with festival audiences wisdom from master filmmakers at the AFI Conservatory, the festival will also screen rare vintage footage from the AFI Archive prior to select films.
AFI FEST will once again bring the best in global cinema to Los Angeles thanks to the visionary support of Audi — now in its 14th consecutive year as presenting sponsor of the festival. An enduring champion of the motion picture arts, Audi nurtures new and established voices through its support of AFI FEST and beyond, including the Audi Fellowship for Women at the AFI Conservatory, a new full-tuition scholarship investing in the future of female directors in film and television.
For the retrospective, legendary director/producer/writer Altman (1925–2006) will be honored with screenings and discussions of a dozen of his films: M*A*S*H (1970), MCCABE & MRS. MILLER (1971), THE LONG GOODBYE (1973), CALIFORNIA SPLIT (1974), NASHVILLE (1975), 3 WOMEN (1977), VINCENT & THEO (1990), THE PLAYER (1992), SHORT CUTS (1993), KANSAS CITY (1996), GOSFORD PARK (2001) and A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION (2006). Talent in attendance at screenings will be announced closer to the festival.
The full AFI FEST schedule and lineup will be announced this fall. Patron packages ensure reserved seats for Gala screenings, and all proceeds benefit the educational programs of the American Film Institute. A limited number of individual tickets to Opening Night and other screenings are also made available at no charge thanks to the event sponsors. Go to www.AFI.com to purchase Patron Packages, which can include access to Galas and other high-demand films and events. Individual tickets will be available on AFI.com beginning November 1.

As part of their membership benefits, AFI members will receive a complimentary AFI FEST Cinepass, which allows access to all regular screenings and special offers at this year's festival. Additionally, AFI members at the Two-Star level and above receive a 10% discount on all AFI FEST Patron Packages and Express Passes. Information about AFI membership is available at AFI.com/membership.

Audi is the exclusive presenting sponsor of AFI FEST 2017. Additional top sponsors include AT&T; American Airlines, the official airline of AFI; and VIZIO, the official home theater sponsor of AFI.
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'The Voice' Season 13 Premiere - Sneak Peek Audition Clip of Brooke Simpson

Season 13 of "The Voice" premieres on Monday September 25 and Tuesday September 26. Here’s a look at a Blind Audition from the upcoming season.

The three-time Emmy Award-winning “The Voice” returns with artists from across the country invited to compete in the blockbuster vocal competition show’s new season.

Miley Cyrus returns as a coach this season with Jennifer Hudson taking a red chair alongside the show’s returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and host Carson Daly.

The show’s format features five stages of competition: the first begins with the Blind Auditions, then the Battle Rounds, Knockouts, Playoffs and, finally, the Live Performance Shows.

Take a look at a clip of contestant Brooke Simpson. Simpson performs the song "Stone Cold" by Demi Lovato. The coaches are very excited as you can see by the clip. Tune in to see who she selects as her coach.

 



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HGTV 'Flip or Flop' gets 'Flip or Flop Paradise' spin-off show

September 24, 2017
HGTV is beginning production on the latest series from the "Flip or Flop" franchise, "Flip or Flop Paradise." Currently slated for premiere in April 2018, the eight-episode series follows real estate investors and expert flippers David and Chenoa Rivera as they renovate rundown homes in the charming small town of Paradise, California.

“Paradise has tons of older homes that need a lot a love,” said Chenoa. “It’s a popular vacation spot that’s filled with outdated cabins, vacation rentals and bungalows that can be transformed into the perfect place to raise a family.”

HGTV’s popular series "Flip or Flop" started with Tarek and Christina El Moussa flipping houses in Southern California, already has expanded to include new duos and additional titles set in cities across the United States. "Flip or Flop Vegas" and "Flip or Flop Atlanta" both premiered this year, while "Flip or Flop Fort Worth" will premiere on Nov. 2, 2017. In addition to "Flip or Flop Paradise," upcoming installments in the franchise include "Flip or Flop Nashville" and "Flip or Flop Chicago," which will premiere in 2018.
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'The Young and the Restless' sneak peek week of September 25

(L-R): Eileen Davidson (Ashley) and Max Shippee (Graham)
Photo: CBS
Check out what's coming up this week on "The Young and the Restless," airing weekdays on CBS. 

Monday, September 25
Victor receives a special delivery
Nikki stands her ground
Ashley challenges Graham


Tuesday, September 26
Jack confronts Dina about meddling in his relationship
Mariah opens up to Kevin
Billy presses his luck

Wednesday, September 27
Ashley considers her next move
Graham plots revenge
Victoria points the finger at Phyllis

Thursday, September 28
Mariah and Tessa make a dangerous decision
Abby plays hard to get with Zack
Hilary surprises Devon

Friday, September 29
Lily asks Cane for a divorce
Kevin is interrogated
Sharon gives Alice an ultimatum

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'Halloween Baking Championship': Meet the Competitors

Photo: Food Network
An all-new season of "Halloween Baking Championship" gets underway on Monday, September 25. Host John Henson meets eight bakers into the Halloween Baking Kitchen where they will created their best treats to be critiqued by judges Carla Hall, Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young. One baker will be named Halloween Baking Champion and receive a $25,000 prize.The seven bakers this season vying for the prize include:  

Ray Vizcaino - San Diego, California

Ray, 30, practices the art of sugar as a wedding cake designer at Sugar and Scribe Bakery. After a stint in the Marines he decided to go to culinary school because he saw how happy desserts made people.

Jasmin Bell - Seattle, Washington

A pastry chef and instructor at Bells Pastries, Jasmin, 28, specializes in macarons and modernizing the traditional with a little touch of diva.

Cliff Butler - Austin, Texas

Cliff, 61, has a lot of confidence in his professional skills after being a pastry chef at The University of Texas and a pastry instructor at Le Cordon Bleu. He loves the scare-factor of Halloween and has a passion for old-school horror movies. He specializes in chocolate work and is ready to take on the younger competitors.

Andrea Kratville - Sonora, California

A self-taught baker, Andrea, 39, goes all out for Halloween. She is part of a paranormal group and believes in ghosts. Her passion for the macabre leads to a predilection for gory treats.

Jessica Scott - San Diego, Califfornia

Executive pastry chef at Puesto, Jessica, 27, takes Halloween very seriously and starts designing her costume eight months before the big day. Her desserts incorporate the element of surprise.

Jonathan Elias - Troy, Michigan

A pastry chef at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse and creator of The Pastry Guru, Jonathan, 30, “lives, eats (and) breathes Halloween.” As a teenage he used to run a haunted house in his parents’ backyard.

Tyler Davis - St. Louis, Missouri

An executive pastry chef at Element in St. Louis, Tyler, 32, credits a background in musical performance for bringing a creative flair to his pastries. He was once called “The Cheesecake Boss” in an article and he likes to brighten up the restaurant with funny voices and a penchant for silliness.

Dina Melendez - Brooklyn

Dina is an executive pastry chef and her first baking memory was making seven-layer cookies with her Sicilian grandmother.
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Meet 'The Orville' costumer designer Joseph Porro

Photo: FOX
"The Orville" airs Sundays on FOX. The show is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. 

Seth MacFarlane stars as the ship’s Captain, Ed Mercer, and Adrianne Palicki as Mercer's ex-wife.  Also starring are Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, Mark Jackson and Chad L. Coleman.


TVMusic Network was invited to visit the set and was very impressed with the amount of detailing there went into designing the two-story set. The set has a mess hall large enough for at least 50 people or should we say life forms, a captain's office and a bridge-like "Star Trek" deck where the crew takes flight. 

What was the most impressive on the set that day was the time and focus that was put into the design of the costumes. Costume designer Joseph Porro has been designing costumes in Hollywood for 30 years.  The Hollywood vet has worked on a number of shows, including "Salem." Now the idea of a sci-fi show was something as a huge fan of the genre, jumped at the opportunity to work on despite the challenges. 

"Nothing is more difficult than designing a sci-fi show one hour episodic that's not sequential," Porro set during a tour of the costumes.  "Every single week we have to create a whole new alien society, and then the following week all that stuff goes into storage." 

Porro says that it a tough job but it is also rewarding. 

"It's been a challenge, and it's been, also, incredibly rewarding," he said.  "It's fun to do all these different planets and different people and try my best...hopefully, it worked, I made them look good and made them interesting to your eye."

Porro's designs are made with delicate fabrics from China. 

"The other thing that's unique about 'The Orville' is I shop all my fabrics in Guangzhou and in Suzhou.  Every fabric you see here is fabrics you cannot find in the United States.  And the market there is several million square feet.  It takes a week and a half to go through the market.  So we shipped tons of fabric, not pounds, tons of fabric from China here. So we make everything here.  All our principal wardrobe is made here.  I have a great department. Because of the competition right now, I was only able to get five [seamtresses.]  I could have used five more.  So we're working really hard in that room to produce this stuff as quickly as we do.  
   
What's also challenging for Porro is that each week there are different tribes and races which means new costumes had to be made every week. Something that is different from previous shows that he's worked on. 

"I'm a sci-fi nerd, and I know all the other [sci-fi shows] and they're nonsequential, meaning that if you're on a planet 100 years in the future, you will design and make your background tribes, and that's what you will see all year long, the same tribes," Porro explained.  "I have to throw my tribes away after one episode and start a new tribe.  It's really hard.  And my last show is a period show, 'Salem' with Brannon Braga, one of our producers, and at least my background people, which I made, I could use them every week, and I just had to build the pretty dresses on the leads.  But this is hard.  And it's fun.  It's a lot of fun." 

To catch the costumes of "The Orville," check it out Sundays on FOX. 


'General Hospital' sneak peek week of September 25

Check out what's ahead this week for your favorite characters. "General Hospital" airs weekdays on ABC. 

Monday, September 25
Franco is asked to keep a secret
Griffin grows frustrated with Valentin
Nelle finds Michael's gesture unnerving

Tuesday, September 26
Ava is propositioned
Griffin makes his intentions known
Sonny has a task for Brick

Wednesday, September 27
Carly has mixed feelings
Bobbie extends an olive branch
Anna has reservations.

Thursday, September 28
Nelle is ambushed
Sam checks in with Monica
Liz gets good news

Friday, September 29
Liz has trouble explaining herself
Franco is ready for a fresh start
Sam raises her concerns
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Interview: Actor's Spotlight: Yvette Nicole Brown of ABC's 'The Mayor'


Actress Yvette Nicole Brown has been a regular television staple making her one busy woman.  

Brown has appeared in "Community," "The Odd Couple," and the acclaimed BET mini-series "The New Edition Story." Next Brown stars with Lea Michelle in the new ABC comedy "The Mayor" premiering Tuesday, October 3. 

"The Mayor" tells the story of Courtney Rose, an up and coming but struggling hip-hop artist who runs for mayor of his town to promote his rap album and wins - much to his surprise. 

TVMusic Network caught up with Brown before her moderating duties at BET's "The Comedy GetDown" Panel and Screening. Check out the interview below through our Actor's Spotlight and here is what she had to say about comedy legends George Lopez, the late Charlie Murphy, her new show "The Mayor" and how her favorite places to shop. 

Check out the interview below: 


Yvette Nicole Brown of The Mayor at BET's... by TVMusic Network
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Video: Howie Mandel talks about the finale and Darci Lynne's win on 'America's Got Talent'

“America’s Got Talent”'s live rounds started with the Top 36 acts to compete for the $1 million grand prize. The Season 12 live performance shows took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. 
Howie Mandell
Credit: Phyllis Thomas

After several weeks of competition the Top 22 contestants participating in the semi-final rounds leading to the Top 10 finals with Darci Lynne, a young ventriloquist, was crowned the winner for Season 12.


Performing on the finale were Angelica Hale, Light Balance, Mandy Harvey, Diavolo, Kechi, Darci Lynne,  Chase Goehring, Sara Carson & Hero, Evie Clair, and Preacher Lawson.


TVMusic Network was on hand at the show backstage and talked to the contestants and judges after the show. Check out the interview with judge Howie Mandell where he talks talks about the night's finale, Darci Lynne's win, Kelly Clarkson and more.. The final show on September 20 also featured Kelly Clarkson, Derek Hough, James Arthur, Terry Fator, and Shania Twain.



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