Posts Tagged ‘Showtime’

The Televixen’s Sizzling Summer TV Picks – Part Two!

There are some really cool series making their debut this summer, and here are just a couple that you can be sure this Televixen will be watching!

Warehouse 13 (SciFi/SyFy, July 7th)

Nurse Jackie (Showtime and TMN, June 8th)

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Tomorrow, I’ll have clips from two of my fave shows EVER that return this summer!

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The Televixen’s Sizzling Summer TV Picks – Part One!

While many TV watchers are counting down the days until the fall season, I can barely contain my excitement for the upcoming summer TV season!

I thought I’d start by sharing some clips of two of my favourite shows that ended their last seasons with intriguing cliffhangers – both of these will be keeping me glued to the flat panel over the next few months!

True Blood (HBO and HBO Canada, June 14th)

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Weeds (Showtime, June 8th)

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Tomorrow’s picks will include two new series making their debut this summer that I’m certain will become must watch TV on this Televixen’s list!

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Rick Springfield Cast on Californication!

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield

This past weekend, when surfing local concert listings, I noticed that Rick Springfield, my absolute favourite actor/singer of the 80s, is doing a show at nearby Casino Rama.

On Tuesday, EW’s Michael Ausiello revealed that the man behind 80s anthem “Jessie’s Girl” and General Hospital’s Dr. Noah Drake has been cast on the upcoming season of Showtime’s Californication – as himself!

Apparently the role calls for some “tasteful nudity” and “simulated sex”. If you can’t wait to see Springfield’s tushie, may I suggest checking out his 1984 film Hard to Hold. I think it’s time for this gal to reconnect the VCR and break out my VHS copy!

Who else is excited to see Springfield on Californication?

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Will Tara Reveal Another Alter? (Spoiler Alert)


Spoiler Alert!!!

If you thought you’d met all of Tara Gregson’s alters, be prepared to meet another.

In an interview with E! Online‘s Kristin Dos Santos, scribe Diablo Cody reveals that “there may be other alters”. According to Dos Santos, network sources have hinted that a fourth alter will be revealed at the end of the next episode this Sunday.

Think there will be enough room if another alter is added into the mix? I’m not sure yet. Right now, there’s a delicate balance between Tara, Alice, Buck and T, and I can only imagine the tension that adding a fourth alter will create. For now, I’ll keep an open mind, and see how everything plays out.

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One More Season for Brotherhood?


A small glimmer of hope still remains for Showtime’s Brotherhood, and those hoping for a proper conclusion to the series.

The Hollywood Reporter’s James Hibberd was asked this by one of his Live Feed Blog readers. Hibberd’s response:

“Doubtful, but nothing has yet been decided. As a premium network Showtime would prefer to give the critically acclaimed series a satisfying ending so subscribers don’t feel like they paid for an incomplete story … Showtime will make this decision within the next month.”

Viewers did get somewhat of a resolution at the end of the third season, but as someone who watched Brotherhood from the beginning, I didn’t find it satisfying or complete. There were way too many unanswered questions. I want to see what happens with the Caffee clan: politician Tommy and his wife Eileen, the hot-blooded gangster Michael, cousin Colin, and matriarch Rose.

If you’ve never seen Brotherhood, I highly recommend it. If you’re not sure what to expect, I’d be as bold to say this is one of the decade’s finest dramatic series, right up there with The Wire, The Sopranos and Six Feet Under. Each season is a slow build, but totally worth it.

Were you satisfied with the final episode of Season Three as a conclusion to the series? Or would you like to see one last season to give it the sendoff it rightfully deserves?

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Tara’s a Hit!

Showtime’s newest offering The United States of Tara made its debut earlier this week, and the numbers are in. So, what’s the verdict on this half-hour series about a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder?

1.5 million viewers either watched Sunday night or checked it out via On Demand. Combined with an estimated 1 million viewers that streamed the premiere online, more people tuned into Tara than the premieres of other popular Showtime series like Californication, Weeds and Dexter.

I have to say I really enjoyed the first episode. I don’t want to give too much away for those who haven’t watched yet, so I’ll just say it was a great intro to Tara (the immensely talented Toni Collette) and a couple of her “alters”, her very patient husband Max (played with subtle brilliance by John Corbett), her kids Kate and Marshall, and her sister Charmaine. I’m intrigued by these characters, and the situations that arise in Tara’s life which cause her alters to manifest.

If you haven’t discovered The United States of Tara yet, perhaps this TRAILER will spark your interest.

Were you one of the millions that tuned in? What did you think of Tara, her family, and her alters? And will you be tuning in again for the second episode?

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Dexter and Debra Are Married?!?

A recent announcement from La La Land has more than just a few people saying ewwwww instead of awwwww – Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter tied the knot on New Year’s Eve.

I first heard the news on January 9th via E! Online’s Kristin Dos Santos, and although I was surprised, I wasn’t shocked or disturbed by the development.

Apparently, they dated for a year and a half before exchanging vows in Big Sur, CA on December 31st. They make their first public appearance as husband and wife at The Golden Globe Awards.

Yes, I love my TV shows, and Dexter is among my favourites, but I’m not weirded out by this news. Co-stars get married all the time. I think that people freaking out over their nuptials are just a testament to what great actors Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are, particularly how convincing they are as Dexter and Debra Morgan. And they’re not the first on-screen family members to pursue relationships off-screen.

What do you think? Should on-screen siblings not pursue relationships off-screen? Sound off in the comments below.

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