"The Flash" is still mostly a secret as the "Arrow" spinoff films its pilot episode in Vancouver. But fans in that city have added to the official photos of Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, the Flash. Twitter reveals what those fans have seen.
One photo caught the Flash in an action scene, leaping through the air.
In "Legit" Season 2, episode 2, main character Jim Jefferies seemed to have found his perfect woman. There's just one catch: She's racist.
That cliffhanger ending will get followed up immediately in episode 3, "Racist." In it, Jim has to struggle with his attraction to Sara (Betsy Beutler) and her racist tendencies. According to star Dan Bakkedahl, there was an initial struggle with the network just to use the N-word on FXX.
"There were things like, 'Well, 'The Shield' used it 625 times in 10 seasons! And 'Louie' used it five times in that one episode with the aunt that died out in the woods! Why can't we use it one time, and our context is absolutely pure?'" he recalls to Zap2it during a recent Google Hangout.
Bakkedahl continues, "We are showing a person and saying this person has no flaws, and then out of her mouth comes this word, and Jim's reaction tells you everything you need to know about how we feel about her use of the word. But even then, it is that kind of a powder keg topic where you go, 'Yeah, but are three white guys from middle class families really the proper mouth piece for this argument?
"It's not that she has a funny-looking little toe or something," Bakkedahl says. "She's racist."
Watch the above Google Hangout to find out more about "Legit," what's coming up this season and just how dark the show will go. "Legit" airs Wednesdays on FXX at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Wednesday's (March 12) episode of "Suburgatory" will present Dallas Royce as you've never seen her: without makeup and wearing flats.
It's a big departure for Cheryl Hines' character, and a not-insignificant one for Hines herself. "Honestly, it was a milestone for me as an actress," she tells Zap2it. "I don't particularly like going out in public without makeup on, so why would I do it on a TV show with millions of people watching? I don't know. But I do think it helps her realize who she is underneath all the hair and makeup and Spandex."
In the episode, "I'm Just Not That Into Me," Dallas and Dalia (Carly Chaikin) hire a matchmaker to help them find new men, but when Dallas isn't able to come up with any specifics about what she wants in a man, the matchmaker tells her she needs to go on a date with herself first.
It leads to a very funny scene in which Dallas is talking to herself -- "I felt insane shooting it," Hines says -- and then a pretty radical make-under. Hines notes that getting to wear flats for a while was a great relief.
"It was! I got to wear flats for the first time on 'Suburgatory.' And corduroy -- I think I was wearing a corduroy skirt. But it was the most comfortable outfit I have ever worn on this show, and it was so interesting seeing how the other side lives," Hines says with a laugh. "I could have shot that scene all day -- except during the breaks when I would look in the mirror and go, 'What the ...? What am I thinking?' Because the ... creative team kept saying, 'She needs to look worse. She needs to have less makeup on.' So I kept letting them talk me into that, and then when I saw the episode, I really thought, Oh my God, what have I done?"
Don't expect the change to be permanent, though. Dallas comes to realize -- thanks to Dalia, of all people -- that the big hair and big heels really are part of who she is.
"It's very sweet," Hines says of Dallas and Dalia's heart-to-heart. "That's what's so great about 'Suburgatory' -- our writers are so talented at writing very funny dialogue and at the same time writing about real moments that people have in their lives. It's a nice balance of being able to laugh at ourselves and being able to stop for a minute and saying, 'Yeah, I do have a good relationship with my daughter,' or my son, or my boyfriend, whatever it is. They're very good at that."
As for Dallas' future, Hines says a forthcoming episode where she travels home to see her family "something you do not want to miss": "Everything about Dallas' family is even bigger than Dallas," she says. "She looks mild and tame compared to her family."
Dallas and George (Jeremy Sisto) will also warm back up to each other a bit in the future. "They do get friendly again, and they start to miss each other a little bit," Hines says. "They spend time trying to stay away from each other, but it's not that successful."
MTV just announced the cast of the upcoming Season 25 of "The Challenge," and there's more than a few shocking pieces of information about the new chapter. First of all, it's a totally individual game this time around: "The Challenge: Free Agents." No more pairing up rivals or exes -- the new cast members only have to rely on themselves to win the big cash prize. Kicking off on April 10, the 28 "Real World" and "Challenge" alums will fight to win the $350,000 prize, and that will be more difficult this time around as another big change has been instated: A "random draw" will select one male contestant and one female contestant to head into the elimination round against contestants voted into the elimination by that week's winners. That means the only way to stay in the game for sure is to keep winning the challenges, because alliances have no weight in a random draw.
So who's competing in "The Challenge: Free Agents?" Check out the full roster below, first posted on Buzzfeed:
The guys: CT -- Real World: Paris (2003) Swift -- The Real World: St. Thomas (2012) Dustin -- The Real World: Las Vegas (2011) Johnny Bananas -- The Real World: Key West (2006) Leroy -- The Real World: Las Vegas (2011) Frank -- The Real World: San Diego (2011) Isaac -- The Real World: Sydney (2007) Zach -- The Real World: San Diego (2011) Cohutta -- The Real World: Sydney (2007) Johnny -- The Real World: Portland (2013) Jordan -- The Real World: Portland (2013) Chet -- The Real World: Brooklyn (2009) Preston -- The Real World: New Orleans (2010) Brandon -- The Challenge: Fresh Meat II (2010) The girls: Jemmye -- The Real Wold: New Orleans (2010) Laurel -- The Challenge: Fresh Meat II (2010) Devyn -- The Real World: Brooklyn (2009) Cara Maria -- The Challenge: Fresh Meat II (2010) Nia -- The Real World: Portland (2013) Nany -- The Real World: Las Vegas (2011) LaToya -- The Real World: St. Thomas (2012) Emilee -- The Real World: Cancun (2009) Jessica -- The Real World: Portland (2013) Aneesa -- The Real World: Chicago (2002) Camila -- Spring Break Challenge (2010) Jasmine -- The Real World: Cancun (2009) Theresa -- The Challenge: Fresh Meat II (2010) Jonna -- The Real World: Cancun (2009)
It's interesting to note that this season's cast doesn't have a single "Real World: Ex-Plosion" cast member. Usually, "The Challenge" takes one or two cast members from the previous season of "Real World" to compete, and those rookies are usually the first to go in eliminations against the veterans. Except, of course, last season's "The Challenge: Rivals II" when "Real World: Portland" rookies Jordan and Marlon made it into the finals.
Who are you most excited to see back on "The Challenge?" Are you ready for what's sure to be another CT vs. Johnny Bananas rivalry? Are you nervous that "Real World: Portland's" Nia and Johnny will be in the same room together again after their explosive fight during their season? "The Challenge: Free Agents" premieres Thursday, April 10 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.
The "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" might be off the air, but the Married News Team -- Jan and Wayne Skylar -- are still around. In the Season 3, episode 3 episode of "Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule," the pair returns in a special focusing on "Home." In the above Zap2it-exclusive clip from the episode, Jan welcomes Steve into the new home that she and Wayne have been living in for 12 weeks. But there's a catch -- apparently this is the "final resting place" of Wayne.
The logline of "Home" reads: "Dr. Steven Brule checks out what a home is and where some people live."
The return of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim as Jan and Wayne is welcome for fans of both Adult Swim series, but most of the actors who come on the show (with the exception of the recurring ones) are unaware that the series they're a part of is actually a comedy show. "The point of the show is not to make a fool of the people we're interviewing. The point of the show is that really Steve is the fool," star John C. Reilly tells Zap2it. "And the best interviews are with people who just stick to their guns and take it seriously and answer his questions in a logical way." He continues, "We do a lot of interviews, and a lot of them don't make it on the show. Those are the ones where people are like, 'Oh, I get it. It's a comedy show. I'm in on the joke.' ... That's immediate death for the show."
"Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule" airs Thursday (March 13) at 12:30 a.m. on Adult Swim. Zap2it will have more sneak peeks and more insight from Reilly into the show each week.
With the "Veronica Mars" movie just a couple days away, you may be in the middle of a last-minute binge watching spree, reacquainting yourself with the series. If you don't have time for that though, never fear: Zap2it is ready to break down the series finale, so you're not behind. When last we left the city of Neptune, Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni) was charged with losing evidence that implicated Veronica (Kristen Bell) in a theft. That news broke the day Neptune elected a new sheriff, all but assuring Keith didn't stand a chance. The sad thing is, she was actually guilty of the theft. After a secret society leaked a sex tape with a remarkable lack of sex, starring her and then-boyfriend Piz (Chris Lowell), Veronica tried to bring them down by stealing a hard drive filled with secrets. The viral video did not sit well with former beau Logan (Jason Dohring), who confronted Piz, causing Veronica to seemingly shut the door on him forever. With a newer relationship on the rocks, an old one destroyed and the rubble of her dad's career sitting at her feet, what was Veronica to do? Fans had to wait nearly seven long years to find out. What we do know if Veronica bolted from Neptune shortly after the series finale, relocating to the east coast. There she left the private eye life behind and pursued a legal degree. The nice guy also finished first, as she reconnected with Piz in New York and the two have been together a year. Of course, it wouldn't be a true "Veronica Mars" movie if she didn't find herself back in Neptune with a case to solve. Where the story goes from there, you'll just have to watch to find out. "Veronica Mars" is in theaters March 14.
Bradley might be gone from the world of "Bates Motel" (at least for now), but a new visitor is coming to White Pine Bay. At the end of Season 2, episode 2 "Shadow of a Doubt," Norma's estranged brother Caleb showed up looking for his sister.
Considering the horrible stories Norma had to say about Caleb at the end of Season 1, he likely won't be very well received next episode. A new trailer for episode 3, "Caleb," reveals that the arrival of Caleb comes at a very tense time for all three members of the Bates family.
"Just having a new family show up into the relationship kind of throws a curve ball at everybody, and you wonder why has this guy not been here? Why has he not been here? What's going on?" Max Thieriot told Zap2it at the Season 2 premiere. "It's exciting just to meet a new family member because these are the only people we've known." In anticipation of March 17's episode, here's an exclusive clip that shows Norma finding herself an ally in her war against the White Pine Bay bypass:
Here's the synopsis for "Caleb":
"Norma (Vera Farmiga) meets an ally in her battle to stop the bypass. Emma's (Olivia Cooke) memorial for a friend leads to a new relationship. Norman (Freddie Highmore) falls under the influence of a townie girl. An unexpected family member arrives in White Pine Bay. Michael Vartan, Michael O'Neill, Rebecca Creskoff, Michael Eklund and Paloma Kwiatkowski guest star."
"Bates Motel" airs Mondays on A&E at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Rob Thomas has found the lead in the upcoming "iZombie" pilot. Rose McIver, most recently seen on "Once Upon a Time" and "Masters of Sex," will star as Liv, a medical student who gets tuned into a zombie and take a job with the coroner to give her easy access to brains. Liv is forced to eat the brains to retain what she can of her humanity, though which each one she gains the memories of the brain's previous owner. She uses that power to solve murder cases, of course. The news, which comes from THR, is yet another great thing for McIver. She was also recently announced as taking over for Kiernan Shipka in Lifetime's sequel to "Flowers in the Attic." "One Tree Hill" star Robert Buckley has already been cast as her "iZombie" love interest.
"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" has been touting the hashtag #ItsAllConnected for a few weeks now, and the ABC series is out to prove it in a new special. The "Assembling A Universe" one-hour special will air Tuesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT in place of a new episode of "Agents of SHIELD." It will discuss how the TV show connects with the Marvel movies like "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" -- as well as offer a first tease of "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." In the above promo, viewers get to see director Joss Whedon at work, as well as hear some commentary from Chris Hardwick. And who can complain about seeing another shot of Karen Gillan as Nebula? Meanwhile, in a sneak peek from an upcoming "Agents of SHIELD" episode, Melinda May tells Coulson that it (likely meaning her spying on him) is not what he thinks. So what is it? That will have to wait to be seen. "Agents of SHIELD" airs Tuesdays on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
There's a new face in the spy game of "Covert Affairs" Season 5. Nic Bishop ("Body of Proof") has been cast as Ryan McQuaid, a new regular character coming with the return of the show in the summer of 2014.
McQuaid is described as a "handsome, magnetic and charming" man who first meets Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) out in the field. This former Navy SEAL and current private contractor (who happens to be worth billions) is at first an uneasy ally for CIA operative Annie. But she soon begins to suspect that McQuaid has a secret agenda.
The 16 episodes of "Covert Affairs" Season 5 will pick up after Annie's return to the CIA fold. Her time deep undercover trying to take down Henry Wilcox has left its mark on the wild-card agent, and Annie will have to pay the price as she tries to return to her old life in the new season.
Although best known to American TV audiences as Peter Dunlop on "Body of Proof," Bishop has also appeared on numerous television shows, including "CSI," "Necessary Roughness" and the Australian soap, "Home and Away."
No premiere date for "Covert Affairs" Season 5 has been announced, but the show will return at some point in Summer 2014 on USA.
The cable channel has expanded Season 4 of "Key & Peele" to 22 episodes, marking the biggest order to date for the sketch show starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The show has produced 31 episodes over its first three seasons.
Comedy Central is also developing an animated series with the duo based on their "Critiquer's Corner" web series, in which they play Vandaveon and Mike, who offer sophomoric suggestions about how to "improve" "Key & Peele."
Season 3 of "Key & Peele" averaged about 2 million viewers and was No. 1 on cable in its time period with Comedy Central's core audience of men under 35. Season 4 is set to premiere later this year.
"The Tomorrow People" moves to Mondays on The CW, starting March 17. In order to celebrate this -- and to make sure fans know about the move -- the show has released a short video featuring Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) and Astrid (Madeleine Mantock).
In the beginning, it looks like Jedikiah has captured Astrid and is interrogating her in his normal fashion. There's even a gun pointed at the young woman's face. Fortunately, Astrid knows where the Tomorrow People are.
Technically, she knows when they are. That would be Mondays at 9 p.m. on The CW.
CBS has made a huge commitment to "The Big Bang Theory," giving it a huge three-season renewal. The pickup runs through the show's 10th season in 2016-17.
Given its status as the runaway top-rated comedy on TV, a renewal for next season was never in doubt. A three-season renewal, however, is pretty unusual for almost any show -- except "Big Bang," which is at the tail end of a three-season deal CBS gave the show in 2011.
"This multiyear deal further strengthens our network's position for future seasons and marks another chapter in the great partnership CBS enjoys with Warner Bros. Television for delivering audiences the best in comedy," CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler says. "We're proud to work with and showcase the incredible talents of [executive producers] Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and this amazing cast every week."
So far this season, "The Big Bang Theory" is averaging 19.8 million viewers, third-best on the network TV behind "Sunday Night Football" and "NCIS." Its 6.1 rating among adults 18-49 is by far the best for any network scripted show and trails only "SNF" for all of broadcast TV.
Contract talks with Kaley Couco Sweeting, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, who are expected to negotiate together for hefty raises, are expected to begin soon. They're reportedly looking for as much as $1 million per episode, up from the $325,000 they currently make. Fellow regulars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are also planning to negotiate together and seek raises; Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch signed new deals just before the 2013-14 season started.
Also Tuesday, "The Voice's" slip led to somewhat lower ratings for "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher," although both still put up decent numbers. "Chicago Fire," however, turned in its best 18-49 rating since early January. "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" were also down for FOX.
Despite airing a full night of repeats, CBS still led the night in total viewers with 9.4 million and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households. NBC (9.2 million, 5.9/10) finished a close second. ABC (4 million, 2.6/4) came in third. FOX's 2.4 million viewers and 1.6/3 beat out The CW's 1.65 million and 1.0/2.
NBC led all three hours of primetime in adults 18-49, averaging a 2.4 rating. ABC came in second with a 1.4, followed closely by CBS, 1.3, and FOX, 1.1. The CW posted a 0.7.
Tuesday hour by hour:
NBC: "The Voice" (13.1 million viewers, 8.2/14 households) CBS: "NCIS" rerun (10.8 million, 7.2/12) ABC: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (5.8 million, 3.7/6) FOX: "Glee" (2.3 million, 1.6/3) The CW: "The Originals" (1.9 million, 1.2/2)
18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.4)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (9.7 million, 6.5/10) NBC: "About a Boy" (7.9 million, 4.9/8)/"Growing Up Fisher" (6.5 million, 4.2/7) ABC: "The Goldbergs" (4.3 million, 2.7/4)/"Trophy Wife" (2.9 million, 1.8/3) FOX: "New Girl" (2.4 million, 1.5/2)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.5 million, 1.6/2) The CW: "Supernatural" rerun (1.35 million, 0.8/1)
Don't worry, Adam fans, she's joking ... probably.
But that doesn't make this web-exclusive backstage video any less entertaining. Watch Vanessa Bayer try to show off her new hip hop dance moves -- and fail miserably -- while McKinnon absolutely nails her Beyonce "Drunk in Love" impression:
"Arrow" fans are understandably excited about the upcoming "Suicide Squad" episode. But some have gotten even more excited about a character who may or may not be in the episode: Harley Quinn.
No one at "Arrow" has been willing to confirm or deny whether the "Batman" villain is in the episode, but a brief image in some of the trailers for "Suicide Squad" hint that she might make an appearance.
At about the 0:07 mark in the video, a brief shot reveals a female prisoner, her back turned to the camera. Wearing an A.R.G.U.S. jumpsuit and sporting two rather messy pigtails, DC comics fans have been quick to point out that this woman does indeed resemble the Harley Quinn character.
Is it really her? Will this woman be a major part of "Suicide Squad" or is she just a tease for something coming later? Decide for yourself when the "Arrow" episode airs Wednesday, March 19 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
"Orphan Black" promises to have a whole lot of intrigue when it returns to BBC America on April 19, but there's not a lot of plot yet known. Chief among the mysteries in Season 2 is why Sarah is kissing Cal, a new character being played by Michiel Huisman.
While he was promoting his new role in "Game of Thrones" Season 4, Huisman talked to Zap2it about his role on "Orphan Black" and his respect for leading lady Tatiana Maslany.
Zap2it: Can you say whether Cal knows Sarah from the past? What can you say about their relationship? Michiel Huisman: I think I can tell you that Cal and Sarah have a love interest that kind of is dangerous, almost. And [pauses] I think I'll stay away from answering that part about the past, because then I'd be in spoiler territory. So basically, my storyline involves Sarah, and we have a love going on, and it's not without danger.
We saw a pretty hot makeout scene in one teaser. I was surprised they spoiled that, especially since her relationship with Paul was such a big part of Season 1. Can we expect any tension to come out of our first real love triangle?
I was also surprised to see how they spoiled it, but then I started thinking about everything, and in this scene you can't really make any conclusions -- except for the fact that he's kissing her. What does that mean? What does that mean for Paul? How do they know each other? How long have they known each other? You can't really say.
So, that being said, yeah, it's exciting. You're going to have to wait and see, and what Paul thinks about it.
Is it ever difficult to work opposite Tatiana and have it be the same person playing these very different characters?
That becomes a little bit of a technical thing because of the way you have to do it. I mean, she has to play all these characters, and that's kind of hard. So yes, that's hard. But, I have to say, Tatiana does that with so much ease that that helps. You totally know who she is. She switches back and forth in those characters, and she's been able to distinguish them so precisely that she somehow is making that work and making that helpful for the people that are working opposite her to deal with that. She gets a lot of credit for doing that, and I think that's totally deserved.
Sometimes I have to sit and remind myself that it's just one person playing all these clearly defined characters.
You're absolutely right. I had that same thing too when I was asked to audition for the show. I started watching it, and I couldn't accept or understand that I was actually completely accepting the fact that she is playing all these different characters, and I'm thinking I'm looking at all these different people. It's ridiculous. It's so good.
"Orphan Black" Season 2 premieres on April 19 on BBC America.
Hailey's having the toughest time out of all her housemates on "The Real World: Ex-Plosion." She came to the house in San Francisco, ready to win her ex Tom back. But upon arriving, she realized that he was in a new relationship with another housemate, and all the other cast members had someone to lean on. She's all alone, and she's been bottling up her loneliness.
And everyone knows that when you bottle up emotions, they come spilling out with the help of alcohol. When Hailey gets a little too drunk on this Wednesday's (March 12) all-new episode of "The Real World: Ex-Plosion," she lets her feelings get the better of her and starts to make some moves on Tom ... right in front of Jamie. And Zap2it has your exclusive first look at the dramatic encounter.
Watch this Zap2it exclusive clip from the episode below. "The Real World: Ex-Plosion" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.
Here's some good news and bad news for Rayna Jaymes -- her lover and her nemesis will be around for more action and drama should "Nashville" get a Season 3 renewal.
Deadline reports that Will Chase and Oliver Hudson will both be promoted to series regulars if ABC renews the country music drama.
Both Chase and Hudson were introduced this season on "Nashville" as recurring stars. Chase plays Luke Wheeler, a country music superstar as famous as Connie Britton's on-screen persona. Their professional relationship turned into a romantic one after working on a hit song together, and Chase's promotion means that romance has some real staying power.
Meanwhile, Hudson's promotion is not such a good sign for Rayna. Hudson plays Edgehill Records executive Jeff Fordham, who has made it his mission to kill Rayna's singing career ever since she bought herself out of the record company to start her own label. Since he also just lost Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) as an artist to Rayna's new label, his continued existence on "Nashville" means he just might have some success in taking down Rayna. Or maybe "Nashville" fans will just get to watch his efforts crash and burn in the potential Season 3? That latter option is definitely preferable.
What do you think of both Chase and Hudson's promotions? Is that a good sign that ABC is confident in "Nashville," and a Season 3 renewal is coming soon?
Oof, the big "Glee" 100th episode celebration isn't until Tuesday, March 18 but the FOX musical just sucker-punched everyone with a surprise mid-season tribute to Cory Monteith/Finn Hudson as the New Directions traveled to Nationals in "City of Angels."
Can we get a little warning if we're going to need multiple tissues as we cry through this thing? The episode was sweet and emotional for many reasons, the first of which is that it was natural. It was nice that the show acknowledged Finn again, and the glee club kids would be thinking of him as they flew to Los Angeles to finish what he started.
But then "Glee" brought in Burt and Carole (Mike O'Malley and Carole Hudson-Hummel), Finn's parents and two of the best actors to ever grace the "Glee" soundstages, and it turned into another lovely tribute to Finn's -- and Monteith's -- legacy.
Even aside from the Finn dedication, though, the episode was a winner. It's the best episode in a LONG time that featured only McKinley High kids. It's increasingly clear that we're not going to see most of their faces next year -- and we pretty much only care about New York at this point anyway -- but the excitement of Nationals, the rival Skylar Austin-led glee club, the absurd judges (Marlee Matlin, Jackee Harry and Johanna Rohrback, a.k.a. the Prancercise lady) and a sassy, campy Mercedes all felt like a nod to the glory days of "Glee."
This is why we love (or used to love, anyway) this show, and this is why we keep tuning in. Amid all the weird twists and turns, there are some real gems of episodes in there. Hopefully this momentum keeps going as the two-part 100th episode celebration commences.