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And we're back. In this episode of The View in Review, we break down the first three weeks of The View Season 26, from Alyssa Farah Griffin’s uneventful interview with Hillary Clinton to Whoopi Goldberg’s continued disdain for pop culture Hot Topics. Plus, Sara Haines makes her voice heard and the co-hosts react to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Does it count as a “golden age” if it’s kind of a bummer? Because if so, we are definitely in a golden age of Oscar-winning performers headlining network TV shows, a trend that flies in the face of both historical and modern-day trends in the entertainment industry. Yet here we are in a moment where three actresses who collectively hold four Academy Awards for their acting prowess are not only debuting on television, but on network television, which has long since ceded the terrain of prestige — first to cable, and then to streaming.
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It's finally time for your favorite stars to show off their trivia skills. In a teaser for the season premiere of Celebrity Jeopardy!, new host Mayim Bialik quizzes familiar Hollywood faces like funnylady Iliza Shlesinger, Reggie Watts, and Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu. "These stars are ready for primetime!"...
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The Goldbergs has officially lost its patriarch. In the Season 10 premiere of the ABC comedy, the death of Jeff Garlin's character Murray Golberg was revealed almost immediately. In the opening moments of the episode, we learned via a voiceover from Adam that Murray had passed away. "That year, there...
A Jeopardy! contestant with a long-term connection to the show won the hearts of fans far and wide last night. Martha Bath, a retired CPA from Seattle, revealed that this wasn't her "first rodeo" at the start of the show. "Fifty years ago this spring, I was on the original daytime show with Art Fleming in New York," she told host Ken Jennings. "I won $40 and a set of encyclopedias, and I still have them."
[Ed. note: Spoilers for the outcome of Wednesday night's episode of Survivor ahead.]. The 43rd season of Survivor, much like the previous two seasons, kicked off with a two-hour premiere episode. But unlike its predecessors, whose kick-off episodes were packed with multiple tribal councils or an overload of twists and advantages, Survivor 43's double-length premiere took a moment to let the show — and its audience — breathe for a minute as they got to know the 18 new contestants. For a show whose vibe had been leaning towards the manic last year, this was good news indeed.
Jeopardy! may soon throw in a bonus prize. During a conversation with producer Sarah Foss and show alum Buzzy Cohen on the Inside Jeopardy! podcast, executive producer Mike Davies detailed the idea of a cash bonus. The prize would go to contestants who correctly answer all the clues in one topic.
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For anyone who read the 2018 article "The Watcher" in New York Magazine, the prospect of a filmed TV series based on the unsettling series of events depicted therein likely sends a chill down your spine. The true story of Derek and Maria Broaddus, who bought their dream home in Westfield, New Jersey, only to begin receiving a series of ominous and threatening notes from someone called The Watcher, is the stuff of classic American horror stories, so of course it's Ryan Murphy who's come to adapt the series into a star-studded tale of terror.
Elizabeth Chambers says watching House of Hammer was "heartbreaking on so many levels". The documentary, which chronicles the sexual assault and abuse allegations made against Chambers' ex-husband Armie Hammer, premiered on Discovery+ September 2. Chambers was married to Hammer for ten years and shares two children with him, and revealed that she watched the docuseries after originally planning not to.
Overwhelmed by Peak TV? Aaron Barnhart is your guide to the good, the great, and the skippable. Subscribe to get all his Primetimer reviews. There was a remarkable stretch of time in the 1970s when Norman Lear was America’s cultural talisman. He just knew how to gather a crowd around their TV sets.
Dale McRaven, creator of Mork & Mindy and Perfect Strangers, has passed away at 83. McRaven died of complications from lung cancer on September 5. The industry legend was known for having co-created Mork & Mindy with the late Garry Marshall, as well as creating long-running sitcom Perfect Strangers on his own.
The Vow has more horrors to explore. In the trailer for Season 2 of the HBO docuseries, NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman sits down for a shocking conversation with the filmmakers. "My whole company was destroyed, and my whole life fell apart," says Salzman. She also wonders why we haven't heard from all the people NXIVM successfully helped. Salzman seems to wrestle with the impact of what she's done and her relationship with Keith Raniere, as well as the legal action being taken against her and several other high-ranking members (including her daughter, Lauren).
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