Monday, November 14, 2011

Urban Rush Video: Jim Byrnes Sings

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URBAN RUSH VIDEO: Jim Byrnes Sings

Jim Brynes performs on Shaw TV Vancouver's Urban Rush with hosts Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford.

Terra Nova - TV Guide: Ask Matt [Roush] Nov 14 '11

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TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: Big Bang, Grey's, Glee, Terra Nova and More!

Nov 14, 2011
by Matt Roush

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow on Twitter!

... Question: Like so many readers, I really enjoy your perspective on the ever-wacky world of television. I have a question — maybe more of a comment — about Terra Nova. I don't know that I had particularly high expectations for the show, but I did rather hope that it would make internal sense on some level. I can suspend disbelief as well as the next person, but I don't know how many more of those moments where I smack my head in frustration at the sheer stupidity I can endure. As an example: In last week's episode, Jim Shannon takes little Zoey to a super-secret private room containing all the knowledge of the universe (more or less). Okay, if these people had such an astonishing resource available to them, how come it's super secret? Wouldn't it be housed in some "museum of humanity" or "library of mankind" or something? Like little Zoey isn't going to go tell all her friends about the awesome day she spent with her dad in the secret room containing all knowledge? Also, if the super secret massive brain machine has its own separate power source such that the blackout of everything electronic in the compound wouldn't affect it, doesn't it make sense that the, I don't know, perimeter gate protecting the entire community might have a separate power source too so that everyone doesn't die from some random attack?

And why would settlers in a hostile, primitive environment rely so extensively on technology in the first place, especially given that technology was the original reason for the ruination of the modern world? It seems like they might keep a few old-fashioned guns of some kind lying around in case of emergency. Anyway, I'm sure you see what I'm getting at. I don't seek perfection in a program like this, but neither am I dull-witted enough that throwing a few semi-cool special effects at me will make me forget the sheer illogic of everything taking place on screen. I'm getting really close to giving up on this show, frankly; I had expected something more from the creative minds behind this program. What say you, Matt? — Andrew




Matt Roush: I say you're being a bit nitpicky, which is not the way to be watching Terra Nova, a show that pretty much demands you relax the critical part of the brain to sit back and enjoy a harmless hour of fantasy adventure. Although you make an excellent point about the colony being so tech-dependent, which is exactly the sort of observation someone should be making in this prehistoric world. (Which is why I think the Sixers may not entirely be the bad guys here.) Yes, I do wish Terra Nova were more sophisticated, less cartoonishly written and acted and way less pandering to the supposed adorability of the Shannon kids. But if I let myself dwell on things like the puzzle of that underground library for too long — and I may be wrong, but I didn't pick up on it being super-secret, just that Jim was introducing little Zoey to it for the first time — I probably would start to hate the show. Which I don't. It's fair to say that Terra Nova isn't yet living up to expectations, but it's far from a disaster, and I hope Fox gives it a second season in hopes of sharpening its act if not its brain.

The Big Bang Theory - TV Guide: Ask Matt [Roush] Nov 14 '11

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TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: Big Bang, Grey's, Glee, Terra Nova and More!

Nov 14, 2011
by Matt Roush

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow on Twitter!

Question: Why do successful shows tinker with what is already working? Rules of Engagement has become "The Timmy Show," and The Big Bang Theory has become a show about Penny, Bernadette and Amy. What gives? — Kelly


Matt Roush: The easiest way to answer this question is to state a pretty obvious fact of TV life: If you don't tinker, you risk growing stale. In this case, tinkering means adding new characters along the way and expanding the world of a show, which is essential for most series, including sitcoms, especially when it's clear they're in it for the long run. You may be exaggerating where Rules is concerned — it's not a show I watch regularly — but it's not unusual for a breakout character to get more prominence as time goes on. Call it scene stealer-itis. But I do think you're misrepresenting the role of the girls' club within Big Bang. Penny has always been an essential element of the show, but adding Amy as a female foil for Sheldon and Bernadette as a love interest for Howard — and then having the three gals bond in a way that surprises themselves as well as the geek squad across the hall — has given the show many more comic avenues to explore. For me, this new blood enhances rather than diminishes the show. I find Amy hilarious, and the scenes where Bernadette channels Howard's mother, belying her meek demeanor, brings back fond memories for me of Georgia Engel on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The fact that the females might even get an "A" story once in a while only shows how much they've grown on the audience and on the writers. If Big Bang was only going to deal with the four science nerds, it would risk burning itself out a lot more quickly. Thankfully, that's not going to happen..."

Mark Harmon - NCIS - CBS Video: 'Engaged - Part 2' Sneak Peek # 2 Airs Nov 15 '11

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NCIS - CBS VIDEO: 'Engaged - Part 2' Sneak Peek # 2 Airs Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 8/7C

As the NCIS team continues its search for a missing Marine, Gibbs and Ziva travel to her last known whereabouts in Afghanistan on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS!

As the NCIS team continues its search for a missing Marine, Gibbs and Ziva travel to her last known whereabouts in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Tony reveals his deepest fears and Gibbs is forced to relive events from his past.

Guest stars include Matt Craven, John Finn, Jaime Ray Newman, Alex Fernandez, LaMonica Garrett, Sofia Pernas, Aliah Whitmore, Satya Bhabha, Michael Benyaer, Sean Harmon, Jeananne Goossen, Becky Wahlstrom, Jonathan Runyon, Jesse Luken, Melody Angel and Maya Latzer.

Mark Harmon - NCIS - CBS Video: 'Engaged - Part 2' Sneak Peek Airs Nov 15 '11

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NCIS - CBS VIDEO: 'Engaged - Part 2' Sneak Peek Airs Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 8/7C

Can you guess DiNozzo's Worst Fear?

As the NCIS team continues its search for a missing Marine, Gibbs and Ziva travel to her last known whereabouts in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Tony reveals his deepest fears and Gibbs is forced to relive events from his past.

Guest stars include Matt Craven, John Finn, Jaime Ray Newman, Alex Fernandez, LaMonica Garrett, Sofia Pernas, Aliah Whitmore, Satya Bhabha, Michael Benyaer, Sean Harmon, Jeananne Goossen, Becky Wahlstrom, Jonathan Runyon, Jesse Luken, Melody Angel and Maya Latzer.

Mark Harmon - NCIS - USA Network Video: Season 8 Marathon Nov 19 '11

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NCIS - USA NETWORK: Season Eight Marathon Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tune in Saturday at 3/2c for an NCIS Season 8 marathon starring Mark Harmon and your favorite crime-solving cast!




NCIS cast includes Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Cote de Pablo, Brian Dietzen and Rocky Carroll.



Sat. Nov. 19 3:00 PM Spider and the Fly

In the eighth-season opener, the Reynosa cartel tries to hurt Gibbs by going after those he loves, and Gibbs must take extreme steps to protect them from harm.

Guest stars include Ralph Waite, Muse Watson, Marco Sanchez, Jacqueline Obradors, Andrew Thacher, Burton Anthony Perez and Eddie J. Fernandez.

Sat. Nov. 19 4:00 PM Worst Nightmare

The team searches for a kidnapped girl, whose grandfather complicates the investigation.

Guest stars include William Devane, Sam Anderson, Zack Lively, Elizabeth Wright Shapiro, David Magidoff, Rebecca Lowman and J.P. Hubbell.

Sat. Nov. 19 5:00 PM Short Fuse

The team works with the FBI when a marine bomb tech is linked to a murder.

Guest stars include Joe Spano, Abby Brammell, Robert Curtis Brown, Benjamin King, David Sullivan, Jacqueline Hahn, Zack Weinstein, Larry Herron and Lorenzo Callender.

Sat. Nov. 19 6:00 PM Royals and Loyals

The murder of an American officer is linked to a British Navy vessel, creating a sensitive international situation.

Guest stars include Daniel Gillies, Kristen Ariza, Tracy Middendorf, John T. Woods, Ron Bottitta and J.P. Hubbell.

Sat. Nov. 19 7:00 PM Dead Air

A naval officer and the shock jock who is interviewing him are both shot to death during a live show.

Guest stars include George Newbern, Michael Monks, Jackson Hurst, Madisen Beaty, Robyn Cohen, Eli Goodman, Cokey Falkow, Sarah Manninen, Michael Duvert and Mohamed Ibrahim Elkest.

Sat. Nov. 19 8:00 PM Cracked

A navy scientist is murdered, and the team worries when Abby becomes obsessed with the case.

Guest stars include Meredith Monroe, Brennan Elliott, Robin Pearson Rose, Once Upon A Time's Raphael Sbarge and Steven Anderson.

Sat. Nov. 19 9:00 PM Enemies Foreign

Part 1 of 2. Ziva's father attends an NCIS conference, and the team is assigned to protect him, but the visit produces some surprises

Guest stars include Robert Wagner, Babylon 5's Bruce Boxleitner, Cameron Daddo, Kal Weber, Samm Levine, Tamer Hassan and Musetta Vander.

Sat. Nov. 19 10:00 PM Enemies Domestic

Conclusion. After they are attacked, the team searches for answers, and one agent has a flashback of the first NCIS mission.

Guest stars include Arnold Vosloo, Michael O'Neill, Catherine Dent, T.J. Ramini, Sarai Givaty, Oren Dayan, Stan Ivar, Leslie-Anne Huff and Michael Nouri.

Simon Baker - The Mentalist - CBS Video: 'Pink Tops' Episode Trailer Airs Nov 17 '11

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THE MENTALIST - CBS VIDEO: 'Pink Tops' Episode Trailer Airs Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 10/9C

It's the city's most exclusive club but that doesn't keep murder out. It's a guest list you don't want to be on! Tune in on Thursday, November 17th at 10/9c on CBS!

In order to find the killer of an undercover narcotics cop, Jane and the CBI team retrace her investigation. Samaire Armstrong (“Dirty Sexy Money”) guest stars as Summer Edgecombe, a prostitute who helps Cho with the investigation. Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”) guest stars as Sergeant Don Henderson.

Additional guest stars include Natalia Castellanos, Wilmer Calderon, Victoria Platt, Stephen Bishop, Kamar De Los Reyes, Cullen Douglas and Gina Rodriguez.



The Big Bang Theory - CBS Video: 'The Flaming Spitoon Acquisition' Episode Trailer Airs Nov 17 '11

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THE BIG BANG THEORY - CBS VIDEO: 'The Flaming Spitoon Acquisition' Episode Trailer Airs Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 8/7C

Amy goes out on a real date, causing Sheldon to do the unthinkable! Tune in on Thursday at 8/7c on CBS!

Sheldon considers taking his relationship with Amy (Mayim Bialik) to the next level when Stuart (Kevin Sussman) from the comic book store asks her out on a date.

Guest stars include Kevin Sussman and Josh Brener.



NCIS: Los Angeles - CBS Video: 'Betrayal' Sneak Peek Airs Nov 15 '11

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NCIS: LOS ANGELES - CBS VIDEO: 'Betrayal' Sneak Peek Airs Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9/8C

After Sam's undercover mission in Sudan turns deadly, Callen and the NCIS team must track down their missing agent before it is too late, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Nov. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS!

Guest stars include Ella Thomas, Douglas Weston, Anslem Richardson, Tongayi Chirisa, Jack Stehlin, Kelly E. Smith, A.K. Murtadha, Herbie Jackson, Garland Whitt, Indira G. Wilson and Wiley B. Oscar.

Supernatural - CW Video: 'How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters' Sneak Peek Airs Nov 18 '11

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SUPERNATURAL - CW VIDEO: 'How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters' Sneak Peek Airs Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9/8C

Dean, Sam and Bobby go on a hunting trip to track a creature that has been attacking people in the woods. Don't miss an all new Supernatural, Friday 9/8c

Sam and Dean hunt a mysterious creature that is attacking people in a New Jersey state park. Local townsfolk believe the creature is the legendary Jersey Devil. While in town, Dean discovers that a restaurant's special sandwich is making people crazy.

Sam, Dean, and Bobby become hunters when they set up camp in a New Jersey state park to track a creature that has been attacking people; Dean is excited to find a Biggerson's restaurant, but is distraught when he finds out it is making people crazy.

Guest stars include James Patrick Stuart, Nicole Fraissinet and Olivia Cheng.

Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary - Syfy Video: 'Icebreaker' Episode Trailer Airs Nov 18 '11

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SANCTUARY - SYFY VIDEO: 'Icebreaker' Episode Trailer Airs Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10/9C

Magnus and Will struggle to save an icebreaker stranded under mysterious circumstances. Sanctuary Friday at 10/9c.

When a team from the UK Sanctuary gets in trouble on a stranded icebreaker in the Bering Sea, Magnus and Will must figure out who is behind the mysterious happenings at sea.

Henry, Declan (Robert Lawrenson) and a team from the UK Sanctuary go to the Bering Sea to investigate a mystery on a shipwrecked icebreaker, where the crew has killed the Abnormals on board and each other.

Henry and a team from the UK Sanctuary find themselves trapped on a disabled ship on the frozen Bering Sea, where they discover that the original crew has inexplicably killed each other; Magnus and Will attempt to rescue their stranded team member.

Guest stars include Michael Patric, Robert Lawrenson and Jodi Balfour.



Battlestar Galactica - BBC America: Schedule Nov 19 '11

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - BBC AMERICA: Schedule Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cast includes Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Tahmoh Penikett, Michael Trucco and Alessandro Juliani.



Sat. Nov. 19 7:00 PM Torn

Part 1 of two. Starbuck and Tigh create divisions between those who suffered under the Cylon occupation of New Caprica and those who stayed with the fleet. Also: Baltar tries to prove his worth to the Cylons.

Guest stars include Lucy Lawless, Rick Worthy, Callum Keith Rennie, Matthew Bennett, Luciana Carro, Bodie Olmos, Leah Cairns, Sebastian Spence and Sanctuary's Emilie Ullerup.

Sat. Nov. 19 8:00 PM A Measure of Salvation

Galactica sends a team to probe an infected baseship, and learns from dying Cylons how Baltar is helping their adversaries; the virus inspires Lee to come up with a new strategy.

Guest stars include Lucy Lawless, Rick Worthy, Callum Keith Rennie, Donnelly Rhodes, Matthew Bennett, Bodie Olmos, Leah Cairns and Eileen Pedde.

John Barrowman - Torchwood - BBC America Video: Schedule Nov 18 '11

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TORCHWOOD - BBC AMERICA VIDEO: SCHEDULE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011

Cast includes John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori, Gareth David-Lloyd and Kai Owen.


Fri. Nov. 18 11:30 PM Meat

Rhys finds out the truth about Torchwood and becomes involved in the investigation of a suspicious alien meat supply.

Guest stars include Lee Baxter, Patti Clare, Garry Lake, Ger Carey and Matt Ryan.



Sat. Nov. 19 12:30 AM Adam

Torchwood is infiltrated by an alien with the power to change memories.

Guest stars include Bryan Dick, Demetri Goritsas, Lauren Ward, Jack Montgomery, Ethan Brooke and Rhys Myers.

Volcanoes and Space Movies Marathon - Syfy: Nov 18 '11

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VOLCANOES AND SPACE MOVIES MARATHON ON SYFY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011



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09:00 AM Annihilation Earth

The world is in jeopardy when supercolliders that provide power for the West are threatened by terrorism and political paranoia.

Cast includes Luke Goss, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Marina Sirtis, Colin Salmon, Louise Cliffe and Theo Cross.

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11:00 AM Magma: Volcanic Disaster

Xander Berkeley and Amy Jo Johnson star in this ecological-disaster flick that follows a team of seismologists as they investigate a series of volcanic events that could lead to the extinction of all life on Earth. Directed by Ian Gilmore.

Cast includes Xander Berkeley, Amy Jo Johnson, David O'Donnell, George R. Sheffey, Michael Durrell and Reiko Aylesworth.

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01:00 PM Disaster Zone: Volcano In New York

A thriller that follows tunnel workers as they try to save New York City from an underground volcano.

Cast includes Costas Mandylor, Michael Ironside, Alexandra Paul, Eric Breker, Ron Selmour, Pascale Hutton, Zak Santiago and Robert Moloney.

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03:00 PM Starship Troopers

Ultraviolent futuristic thriller about coed infantry trainees preparing to wipe out mankind's newest enemy: giant bugs from outer space.

Cast includes Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Seth Gilliam, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Ironside, Rue McClanahan and Marshall Bell.

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06:00 PM Star Trek: Insurrection

The ninth film in the series finds Capt. Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew questioning orders from Starfleet regarding a planet with mystical powers. Ambitious but sluggish. Directed by Jonathan Frakes, who plays Cdr. Riker.

Cast includes Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, F. Murray Abraham, Donna Murphy, Anthony Zerbe, Gregg Henry, Daniel Hugh Kelly and Michael Welch.

Meteors and Space Movies Marathon - Syfy: Nov 17 '11

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METEORS AND SPACE MOVIES MARATHON ON SYFY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011



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08:00 AM Meteor - Part One

Dr. Lehman (Christopher Lloyd) discovers that a massive meteor dubbed "Kassandra" is on a collision course with Earth, and smaller meteor showers ahead of Kassandra create calamity in the cities.

Cast includes Bill Campbell, Marla Sokoloff, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Rooker, Stacy Keach, Jason Alexander, Ernie Hudson and Stargate SG-1's Carmen Argenziano.

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Alex Paez as Lieutenant Finn, Camille Chen as Lieutenant Quigley, Jason Alexander as Dr. Chetwyn, Ernie Hudson as General Brasser

10:00 AM Meteor - Part Two

A large meteor barrels toward Earth, and smaller meteor showers cripple the cities ahead of the larger meteor's arrival.

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12:00 PM Meteor Apocalypse

An enormous meteor explodes in the Earth's atmosphere, raining down deadly debris across the globe. In three days Los Angeles will be destroyed. Now one desperate father embarks on a frantic race to find his wife and daughter before it's too late.

Cast includes Joe Lando, Claudia Christian, Cooper Harris, Madison McLaughlin, T.J. Lepage, Micho Rutare and Jon Gale.

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02:00 PM Impact - Part One

The end is nigh in this two-part sci-fi-drama about the moon on a collision course with Earth. In Part 1, a dead star strikes the moon during a meteor shower. At first, there seems to be no lasting damage, but soon puzzling things begin to happen (cell-phone disruptions, tidal anomalies), and scientists (David James Elliott, Natasha Henstridge and Benjamin Sandler) grow increasingly concerned.

Cast includes David James Elliott, Natasha Henstridge, Benjamin Sadler, Florentine Lahme, James Cromwell, Steven Culp, Yee Jee Tso, Falling Skies' Colin Cunningham, Ty Olsson and Sanctuary's Agam Darshi.

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Benjamin Sadler, Natasha Henstridge and David James Elliott

04:00 PM Impact - Part Two

Conclusion. With only 39 days until the moon is to collide with Earth, the U.S. military and scientists Alex Kittner, Maddie Reese and Roland Emerson (David James Elliott, Natasha Henstridge, Benjamin Sadler) propose competing plans to thwart it, and President Taylor (Steven Culp) must choose one. Meanwhile, Alex can't get in touch with his kids, and Roland can't get in touch with Martina (Florentine Lahme) as gravitational gyrations wreak havoc around the world.

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06:00 PM Starship Troopers

Ultraviolent futuristic thriller about coed infantry trainees preparing to wipe out mankind's newest enemy: giant bugs from outer space.

Cast includes Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Seth Gilliam, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Ironside, Rue McClanahan and Marshall Bell.

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09:00 PM Star Trek: Insurrection

The ninth film in the series finds Capt. Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew questioning orders from Starfleet regarding a planet with mystical powers. Ambitious but sluggish. Directed by Jonathan Frakes, who plays Cdr. Riker.

Cast includes Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, F. Murray Abraham, Donna Murphy, Anthony Zerbe, Gregg Henry, Daniel Hugh Kelly and Michael Welch.

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11:00 PM Red Planet

When life on Earth is threatened by pollution in the mid-21st century, an expedition travels to Mars to test its ability to sustain life.

Cast includes Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Benjamin Bratt, The Mentalist's Simon Baker and Terence Stamp.

Earth in Danger Movie Marathon - Syfy: Nov 16 '11

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EARTH IN DANGER (SUPERNOVAS AND METEORS) MOVIE MARATHON ON SYFY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2011



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09:00 AM Supernova - Part One

An astrophysicist's calculations about the deterioration of the sun lead to burning developments on Earth in this overbaked disaster epic.

Cast includes Lance Henriksen, Luke Perry, Tia Carrere, Peter Fonda, Clemency Burton-Hill, Emma Samms and Jessica Brooks.

11:00 AM Supernova - Part Two

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01:00 PM 2012: Supernova

An astrophysicist assembles a team to find a way to shield Earth from a devastating burst of radiation released by an unstable star in a nearby galaxy.

Cast includes Brian Krause, Heather McComb, Najarra Townsend, Allura Lee, Alan Poe and Stephen Schneider.

Post Impact

03:00 PM Post Impact

After a meteor strike starts a new ice age on Earth, one man leads a group of survivors on a cross-country journey to find a device that could give humankind new hope for survival.

Cast includes Dean Cain, Bettina Zimmermann, Joanna Taylor, Nigel Bennett, John Keogh and Cheyenne Rushing.

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05:00 PM Earthstorm

A demolition expert (Stephen Baldwin) is called in when an asteroid crashes into the moon and causes massive storms on Earth due to the sudden tidal changes.

Cast includes Stephen Baldwin, Amy Price-Francis, John Ralston, Dirk Benedict, Matt Gordon, Anna Silk and Jason Blicker.

Emily Deschanel - Bones - Yahoo! TV: Weekly Top 10 Picks Nov 17 '11 - FOX 9/8C

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YAHOO! TV - What To Watch - Weekly Top 10 Picks - Thursday, November 17, 2011

Yahoo! TV picks the week's top 10 must-watch shows

... Bones

Thursday at 9pm ET on Fox

Booth and Brennan play with dolls this week after a top toy executive is found dead and shrink-wrapped. Morgan Fairchild guest stars as the toy company's CEO, who grants Booth and Sweets access to the company's top-secret prototype lab. Meanwhile, Brennan uses the case as an opportunity to get in touch with her maternal side.

Encore Presentation of 'Zombie Apocalypse' - Syfy: Nov 15 '11

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TUESDAY MOVIE MARATHON NOVEMBER 15, 2011 ON SYFY


Fire Serpent

09:00 AM Fire Serpent

Robert Beltran and Nicholas Brendon star in this sci-fi tale about a fire creature unleashed on Earth as a result of a solar flare.

Cast includes Nicholas Brendon, Sandrine Holt, Randolph Mantooth, Robert Beltran, Lisa Langlois, Patrice Goodman and Richard Clarkin.

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11:00 AM Fireball

A fire inspector teams with a Fed to track down a psychopath who has the ability to start fires at will.

Cast includes The Vampire Diarie's Ian Somerhalder, Lexa Doig, Aleks Paunovic, Aaron Pearl, Falling Skies' Colin Cunningham, Julia Arkos, Stephen E. Miller, Julian Christopher and Linda Darlow.

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01:00 PM Absolute Zero

Erika Eleniak and Jeff Fahey star in this sci-fi thriller about a natural-weather disaster in Antarctica that threatens Earth.

Cast includes Jeff Fahey, Erika Eleniak, Stargate SG-1's Bill Dow, Jessica Amlee, Michael Ryan, Fred Ewanuick, Brittney Irvin, William MacDonald, John B. Lowe and Matthew Walker.

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03:00 PM Category 6: Day Of Destruction - Part One

The nation's chief meteorologist (Brian Dennehy) learns that three potentially devastating weather systems will likely converge over Chicago and flatten the city in this overblown disaster flick, but a colossal power outage in the area makes it nearly impossible to warn people who live there of the impending disaster.

Cast includes Thomas Gibson, Nancy McKeon, Chandra West, Brian Markinson, Nancy Anne Sakovich, Randy Quaid, Dianne Wiest and Brian Dennehy.



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05:00 PM Category 6: Day Of Destruction - Part Two

The nation's chief meteorologist (Brian Dennehy) tries to get out warnings to evacuate Chicago as three massive storms converge over the city during a blackout in this clich├ęd disaster flick.

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07:00 PM Zombie Apocalypse

Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina.

Cast includes Ving Rhames, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Taryn Manning, Eddie Steeples, Johnny Pacar, Gerald Webb, Gary Weeks, Lilan Bowden and Robert Blanche.



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09:00 PM Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Milla Jovovich does battle with zombies and a sinister corporation in a sequel that covers much of the same scary ground as the original.

Cast includes Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Sophie Vavasseur, Razaaq Adoti, Jared Harris and Mike Epps.

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11:00 PM Return Of The Living Dead: Rave To The Grave

On Halloween night, unsuspecting college kids take a party drug that turns them into zombies.

Cast includes Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe, Jenny Mollen, Peter Coyote, Claudiu Bleont and Sorin Cocis.

Timber Falls

01:00 AM Timber Falls

Young campers are terrorized by a creepy backwoods family in this sorry slasher flick.

Cast includes Josh Randall, Brianna Brown, Justified's Nick Searcy, Beth Broderick, Sascha Rosemann and T.W. Leshner.

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03:00 AM The Graves

Two inseparable sister's visit to a remote mine town turns into a mind-bending fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural.

Cast includes Clare Grant, Jillian Murray, Bill Moseley, Tony Todd, Amanda Wyss, Randy Blythe and Shane Stevens.

Bones - Video: TJ Thyne's Short Film 'Validation'

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Bones' TJ Thyne tweeted the link for this short film. Fully recommend viewing this - it's very delightful (made in 2007).

"Validation" is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis.

Hell on Wheels - Hitfix: Christopher Heyerdhahl Interview

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HITFIX: Christopher Heyerdahl talks 'Hell on Wheels' and 'Breaking Dawn'

'Sanctuary' veteran discusses playing The Swede and the new 'Twilight' film


By Daniel Fienberg
Sunday, Nov 13, 2011


Christopher Heyerdahl wasn't in the premiere of AMC's "Hell on Wheels," but his initial appearance in this Sunday's (November 13) episode provides the period Western with a much-needed jolt of menace and danger.

Heyerdahl's The Swede arrives in Hell on Wheels as the head of security to Colm Meaney's Doc Durant and instantly turns his attentions (with good reason) to Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount), who he sees as fly in the ointment of the Union Pacific's forward progress. The Swede (who isn't actually Swedish) is scary, tortured by his Civil War experiences and also oddly hilarious, the latest in a long line of scene-stealing supporting turns for Canadian actor.

From "Smallville" to "Supernatural" to "Stargate: Atlantis" to "Caprica" to "Human Target," Heyerdahl has been one of the staple guest stars in Vancouver's acting ensemble. For many viewers, he's best known for his regular roles as John Druitt and Bigfood on Syfy's "Sanctuary" and for an even larger audience, he's familiar as ancient vampire Marcus in the "Twilight" films.

In our wide-ranging interview, Heyerdahl discusses his inspirations for The Swede, his Vancouver ubiquity and working on the upcoming "Breaking Dawn" with Bill Condor...

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... HitFix: I interviewed Joe and Tony Gayton and we were talking about the villains in this story, whether Doc Durant is an antagonist or a villain, whether The Swede is an antagonist or a villain. How do you look at him?

Christopher Heyerdahl: "Given the choice of those two words, "antagonist," I would say. Because you're giving two examples of people who are in a place of authority. Doc Durant, he's the boss. He's the president. He's the one laying down the rules. He's paying the bills. Everyone's gotta do what he says, or you take the track in the opposite direction. The Swede, his job is to play the part of the enforcer. Without him, the railroad is not going to be built. Without him, there's chaos, because someone has to keep these thieves and brigands and murderers and dipsomaniacs in line or hell will break loose."


HitFix: OK, I clearly gave you the wrong two words here. [He laughs loudly.] If I take "villain" and "antagonist" off the table, tell me about The Swede, then. Is he actually the hero of this story?

Christopher Heyerdahl: "Well, the story is about him. It's just for some reason they keep cutting to other people. I don't really understand why. For me, he's a dream character, that I would have the opportunity to play a character who represents a huge part of my heritage in the form of someone who is complex and conflicted and joyful and terrifying and someone you cannot put a finger on... So is he a villain? Is he an antagonist? Is he a hero? Yes. He's all of those things. They've drawn out a very three-dimensional human being and so he's unpredictable..."

Doctor Who - The Independent: Q & A with Freema Agyeman

Source: The Independent [follow link for complete Q & A]

Doctor Who Season 2

THE INDEPENDENT: Q&A with ‘Doctor Who’ star Freema Agyeman


By Neela Debnath
Monday, 14 November 2011


Best-known as Martha Jones, the second companion to David Tennant’s Doctor, former ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Torchwood’ actress Freema Agyeman was in attendance at the London MCM Expo at the ExCel Centre. She spoke to me about ‘Doctor Who’, the growth of science fiction and what she’s doing next...

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... Q: What do you think of the new series of ‘Doctor Who’?

Freema Agyeman: "Well, I haven’t seen all of the season but then I didn’t see all of Catherine’s [Tate] until afterwards. I did it in a box set. I’m starting to do that more and more actually, because you can’t keep up, it’s easier. I’ve just done it with ‘Downtown Abbey’ which I loved, so I’m going to do the same for them. I think I will just block watch it but I’ve watched the first one that came out. What I love about it, what they’re doing is pretty much what I said when I got the job: I believe the strength of it is change. I believed it then and I wasn’t just saying it, because I believe that every time it does change, it injects a new sort of dynamic or flavour to it which has got to be the key to its longevity. So I think that they’re doing a fabulous job. I completely applaud and champion them. People are going to have their favourites and that’s lovely. It’s nice when people say: ‘you’re my favourite or that person is’, so they’re going to have their favourites but I think that for what they’re doing, they’re doing it brilliantly well..."

Terra Nova - Metro: Jason O'Mara Interview

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Terra Nova 4

NETRO: Jason O’Mara gives us the scoop on ‘Terra Nova’

by NED EHRBAR
November 13, 2011

Irish actor Jason O’Mara is back on network television in “Terra Nova,” Fox’s massive, Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi series about humans from a burned-out future colonizing the distant past in a parallel universe. In it, O’Mara stars as Jim Shannon, a cop and family man making a new life in a jungle overrun with dinosaurs. His last TV gig, “Life on Mars,” was also about a time-traveling cop, coincidentally, but O’Mara insists he’s not trying to make that his niche...

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... Q: Given the long production time, are you expecting an early notice for a second season?

Jason O'Mara: "Well, yeah everyone wants to be told early. But it’s been quite difficult because Fox had the World Series this year. We were preempted in favor of the baseball one week, two weeks before that the baseball ran over so that our show started 52 minutes late, which is never good. Even DVRs weren’t able to cope with that. It’s frustrating, but I think the cream always floats to the top, and if we’re meant to have a second season, we’ll get one. I think we were pretty lucky that we were able to film 13 episodes before it started airing, so we were making the show we wanted to make without critics getting involved, without fans getting involved. Creatively, it was nice to be able to make it in a bubble..."

Zachary Levi - Chuck - NBC Video: 'Chuck Versus the Business Trip' Episode Trailer Airs Nov 18' 11

Source: NBC

Chuck 2011

CHUCK - NBC VIDEO: 'Chuck Versus the Business Trip' Episode Trailer Airs Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8/7C

Mystery deepens at a Buy More sales convention when Chuck and Sarah must unmask an assassin lurking among the conventioneers. Meanwhile, Intersect complications affect Morgan; and Jeff shows there's more to him than just being a "Buy Moron." David Koechner and Catherine Dent guest star.

Additional guest stars include Richard Burgi.

Stargate TV Schedule Week November 14, 2011

STARGATE TV SCHEDULE WEEK NOVEMBER 14, 2011:

[NOTE: High Definition channels not listed on this schedule. Please confirm with your local listings for correct times.]


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STARGATE SG-1 (please check local listings to confirm Showtime time slot)

Cast includes Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Don S. Davis and Teryl Rothery


SHOWTIME (BEYOND) (Times listed are PT)

Mon. Nov. 14 8:30 PM A Hundred Days

A freak accident leaves Jack stranded on a planet with no way to return.

Guest stars include Michele Greene, Julie Patzwald, Shane Meier and Marcel Maillard.

Mon. Nov. 14 9:15 PM Shades of Grey

O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) makes a diplomatic faux pas that threatens Earth's peaceful relations with her allies.

Guest stars include Tom McBeath, Steve Makaj, Marie Stillin, Christian Bocher and Linnea Sharples.



Tue. Nov. 15 8:35 PM New Ground

The Stargate team becomes an unwitting pawn in an ideological war between two planets.

Guest stars include Richard Ian Cox, Daryl Shuttleworth, Desiree Zurowski, Jennifer Copping and Bill Nikolai.

Tue. Nov. 15 9:20 PM Maternal Instinct

The Stargate team tries to find the missing Harsesis child before the Apophis do.

Guest stars include Tony Amendola, Terry Chen, Battlestar Galactica's Aaron Douglas, Steve Bacic, D. Harlan Cutshall and Carla Boudreau as Oma Desala.




Wed. Nov. 16 8:30 PM Crystal Skull

The Stargate crew seeks the aid of Jackson's grandfather when a colleague disappears.

Guest stars include Jan Rubes, Jason Schombing, Dan Shea, Russell Roberts, Jacquie Janzen, Daniel Bacon and Tracy Westerholm.

Wed. Nov. 16 9:15 PM Nemesis

The Stargate crew battles destructive creatures no one can seem to control.

Guest stars include Falling Skies' Colin Cunningham.



Thur. Nov. 17 8:30 PM Small Victories

SG-1 takes on the replicators that have invaded Earth.

Guest stars include Falling Skies' Colin Cunningham, Gary Jones, Teryl Rothery, Dan Shea, Kis Yurij and Dmitry Chepovetsky.

Thur. Nov. 17 9:15 PM The Other Side

SG-1 answers a distress call from a civilization whose roots can be traced back to Earth.

Guest stars include Rene Auberjonois, Anne Marie DeLuise, Gary Jones, Dan Shea, Stephen Park, Kyle Cassie and Kris Keeler.




Fri. Nov. 18 9:00 PM Upgrades

The team is shown a device that turns them into superhumans.

Guest stars include Vanessa Angel, Dan Shea, Kristina Copeland, Bill Nikolai and Laara Sadiq.

Fri. Nov. 18 9:45 PM Crossroads

Teal'c reunites with a former love who claims she's discovered the secret to defeating the Goa'uld.

Guest stars include Vanessa Angel, Musetta Vander, Peter Wingfield, Ron Halder and Sean Millington.



SYFY

Thur. Nov. 17 1:00 AM Affinity

Teal'c comes to the aid of a troubled neighbor (Erica Durance) after moving into his own apartment, while Carter ponders the future of her relationship with Pete (David DeLuise).

Guest stars include David DeLuise, Smallville's Erica Durance, Derek Hamilton, Lucas Wolf, Peter Bryant, Michael Rogers, Christopher Attadia and Benita Ha.

Fri. Nov. 18 1:30 AM Covenant

When a friend (Charles Shaughnessy) of Carter's threatens to expose evidence of aliens she offers to give him access to Stargate Command to persuade him to reconsider. But the man's business rivals suspect it's a ploy to get government funding.

Guest stars include Charles Shaughnessy, Tom O'Brien, Kendall Cross, Chris Sheilds and Ingrid Torrance.

Sat. Nov. 19 1:00 AM Sacrifices

On the eve of his son's wedding, Teal'c is caught in the midst of a Jaffa uprising after Ishta (Jolene Blalock) is taken hostage by Moloc, the Goa'uld behind the rebellion.

Guest stars include Jolene Blalock, Tony Amendola, Neil Denis, Mercedes de la Zerda, Royston Innes, Jeff Judge, Noah Danby, Steve Lawlor, Dan Payne, Simone Bailly and Dan Shea.



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STARGATE ATLANTIS

Cast includes Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Rainbow Sun Francks, Rachell Luttrell, Torri Higginson, Paul McGillion, Jason Momoa, David Nykl, Robert Picardo and Amanda Tapping.

SYFY

Mon. Nov. 14 9:00 AM Brain Storm

Doctors Keller and McKay go to Earth to witness a scientific demonstration conducted by McKay's rival, Malcolm Tunney (Dave Foley). Unfortunately, Tunney's device creates a life-threatening situation.

Guest stars include Dave Foley, Marshall Bell, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Mike Coleman, Naomi Dayneswood and Shirley Ng.

Thur. Nov. 17 2:00 AM First Contact

Dr. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) visits Atlantis and enlists Dr. McKay's help to find a hidden lab on the station. Meanwhile, the Daedalus hosts a Wraith delegation for talks concerning Dr. Keller's research.

Guest stars include Stargate SG-1's Michael Shanks, Mitch Pileggi, Christopher Heyerdahl, Martin Christopher, Sharon Taylor, Chuck Campbell and Tyler McClendon.

Fri. Nov. 18 2:30 AM The Lost Tribe

Rodney and Daniel activate an Ancient weapon before determining its threat to active stargates; Todd's group continues to hold the Daedalus crew captive.

Guest stars include Michael Shanks, Christopher Heyerdahl, Daniella Alonso, Martin Christopher, Tyler McClendon, Sharon Taylor and Linda Ko.

Sat. Nov. 19 2:00 AM The Prodigal

An old foe usurps Atlantis by breaching the Gate Room, forcing McKay and Sheppard to make an arduous climb while a scheme involving Teyla's son unfolds.

Guest stars include Star Trek Enterprise's Connor Trinneer, Riese's
Sharon Taylor, Brad Dryborough, Brandon Blue and Colin Corrigan.



UHD

Mon. Nov. 14 5:00 PM Midway
Mon. Nov. 14 8:30 PM Midway

Teal'c (Christopher Judge) goes to Atlantis to mentor Ronon ahead of an IOA review to determine his suitability for the Stargate program. Meanwhile, the Wraith kick-start a plot against the Midway station.

Guest cast includes Rob LaBelle, Bill Dow, Scott Heindl, Ben Cotton and Stargate SG-1's Christopher Judge.




SYNDICATED

Weekend November 19/20 in Syndication (check your local listings for channel, date and time) - Underground

The team establishes contact with the Genii, an agricultural collective whose eagerness to establish relations with Atlantis belies its true agenda.

Guest stars include Erin Chambers, Ari Cohen, Star Trek's Colm Meaney, Craig Veroni and Darren Hird.



SGU

Cast includes Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, David Blue, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith, Peter Kelamis, Patrick Gilmore, Julia Benson, Jennifer Spence, Ming-Na and Lou Diamond Phillips.

SYNDICATED

Weekend November 19/20 in Syndication (check your local listings for channel, date and time) - Resurgence

The Destiny follows a remote energy signature to an area of space strewn with destroyed ships that are initially believed to be the remnants of an ancient battle. Elsewhere, Eli grapples with how he's going to tell his mother what really happened to him.

Guest stars include Mike Dopud, Lou Diamond Phillips and Jacob Blair.