Monday, April 15, 2013

Defiance - AV Club: What's On Tonight? Top Pick Apr 15 '13 - Syfy 9/8C

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AV CLUB: WHAT'S ON TONIGHT? MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

Defiance tries to put the sci-fi back in Syfy, wonders how those Y's got in there

by Todd VanDerWerff
April 15, 2013

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, April 15. All times are Eastern.

TOP PICK

Defiance

(Syfy, 9 p.m.)

Aliens created by putting facial prosthetics on the actor? Check! Somewhat complicated mythology? Check! Vaguely post-apocalyptic setting? Check! Awkward attempts to mix in iconography from other genres? Oh, you better believe it’s a check. Yes, Syfy is bringing back the sy-fy… er… sci-fi, and Rowan Kaiser will be there to cover every weird-forehead-created-by-facial-prosthetic-makeup moment of it! Julie Benz stars, so you know that it will probably involve her dying somewhere in the middle of the show’s run. If you read, we will add!


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO SPECIAL 'MAKING OF DEFIANCE'

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Defiance cast includes Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Julie Benz, Mia Kirshner, Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas and Graham Greene.

Nathan Fillion - Castle - Seattle Post Intelligencer Video: 'The Fast and the Furriest' Sneak Peek # 4 - Airs Apr 15 '13

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CASTLE - Seattle Post Intelligencer VIDEO: 'THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST' SNEAK PEEK # 4 - AIRS MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013 AT 10/9C ON ABC

Castle and Beckett stumble into a trap, on "Castle," MONDAY, APRIL 15 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

When Castle and Beckett (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) find giant footprints at the site of a vicious murder, the team is forced to confront the unlikely theory that Bigfoot is the killer. But as they trek into the world of primate research, big game hunting and mythological creatures, they realize that finding the man (or beast) responsible may put them on the endangered species list.

Guest stars include Arye Gross, Aaron Hill, Once Upon A Time's Raphael Sbarge, Palmer Davis and Albie Selznick.

'The Fast and the Furriest' was written by Christine Roum and directed by Star Trek: The Next Generation's Jonathan Frakes.


Anson Mount - Hell on Wheels - LA Times Show Tracker: Season 3 Premeres On Saturday Night

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SHOW TRACKER: AMC takes on Saturday nights with 'Hell on Wheels'

By Yvonne Villarreal
April 15, 2013

AMC is getting into the Saturday business.

The network announced Monday that it was moving its third-season western drama "Hell on Wheels" to Saturday nights beginning Aug. 3...

... Branching out into another night makes sense. The network is set for the return of "The Killing," along with new series "Low Winter Sun," in June on Sunday nights. But Saturday nights? Wait. There's a reason for it.

The network has long celebrated the western genre through movies and reruns on Saturday nights, so it's looking to build off the established audience tuning in. To usher in its push in the night with original programming, AMC will air the miniseries "Lonesome Dove" and, for the first time on the network, its sequel, "Return to Lonesome Dove," before the 9 p.m. ET/PT premiere of "Hell on Wheels..."

Hell on Wheels cast includes Anson Mount, Common, Colm Meaney and Dominique McElligott.

Being Human - TV Guide: Ask Matt: Apr 15 '13

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TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: The Glee Project, Southland, Spartacus, Americans, Hannibal, Banshee

Apr 15, 2013
by Matt Roush

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


... Question: I love the U.S. version of Being Human, and I am thrilled it has been renewed. It has become its own show this past season by venturing off from the U.K. version. You weren't a big fan at the beginning, but I was wondering if you think changing up the story lines was a good idea and if you've now found the love for the show. — Rob


Matt Roush: Venturing away from being a carbon copy of the original series is almost always a good idea — remember how much NBC's The Office improved when it found its own voice (until it lost its core when Steve Carell left) — and those I know who've kept up with Syfy's version of Being Human seem to agree with you about this season. I was not among them, not by choice but because my plate is too full...


Being Human returns for a fourth season on Syfy in 2014!

Nathan Fillion - Castle - TV Guide: Monday Playlist Apr 15 '13 - ABC 10/9C

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TV GUIDE: The Monday Playlist: Defiance, Lake and Dallas Finales, Voice Battle Rounds

Apr 15, 2013
by Matt Roush


... THE MONDAY GUIDE: ... Could the latest perp on ABC's Castle (10:01/9:01c) actually be Bigfoot? Probably not, but that won't stop this crew from having fun with the idea...

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EPISODE TRAILER FOR 'THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST'

Defiance - nbcu direct: Julie Benz Video Q & A

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DEFIANCE - NBCU DIRECT: JULIE BENZ VIDEO Q & A

Julie Benz Answers Fans' Twitter Questions

Published on Apr 15, 2013

Defiance is finally here! Tonight the much anticipated Syfy show will premiere at 9/8c, so we took to Twitter to get some questions for Julie Benz, who plays the Mayor of Defiance on the show. Check out the video to hear her answer fan questions about her favorite alien, whether she would ever consider running for office in the real world, and... if she likes cheesecake (and more!).

Don't forget to tune in to "Defiance" tonight at 9/8c on Syfy for the exciting premiere episode.

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Defiance cast includes Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Julie Benz, Mia Kirshner, Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas and Graham Greene.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO SPECIAL 'MAKING OF DEFIANCE'

Alex O'Loughlin - Hawaii Five-0 - TV Guide: Monday Playlist Apr 15 '13 - CBS 10/9C

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TV GUIDE: The Monday Playlist: Defiance, Lake and Dallas Finales, Voice Battle Rounds

Apr 15, 2013
by Matt Roush


... BACK STORIES: ... CBS' Hawaii Five-0 (10/9c) spends much of this week in flashback mode, as Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) goes rogue across the treacherous North Korean border to retrieve the body of a lost buddy from his Navy SEAL days, recalling a mission that directly led to McGarrett's return to Hawaii, making this episode something of a series prequel. With plenty of intense military action, it's also a good argument for someone to do a Navy SEAL series. (Cue the violins for the too-short-lived military thriller Last Resort.)


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EPISODE TRAILER FOR 'OLELO PA'A'

Defiance - Syfy Video Featurette: Premieres Tonight! Apr 15 '13

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DEFIANCE - SYFY VIDEO FEATURETTE: PREMIERES TONIGHT! NEW SERIES - MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013 AT 9/8C

You won't want to miss the premiere of Defiance tonight at 9/8c.

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Defiance cast includes Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Julie Benz, Mia Kirshner, Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas and Graham Greene.

Emily Deschanel - Bones - TV Guide: Monday Playlist Apr 15 '13 - FOX 8/7C

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TV GUIDE: The Monday Playlist: Defiance, Lake and Dallas Finales, Voice Battle Rounds

Apr 15, 2013
by Matt Roush


... BACK STORIES: It's an uneasy family reunion on Fox's Bones (8/7c) when Booth's mom (the always welcome Joanna Cassidy) re-enters his life after nearly a quarter-century. "Didn't hate you, Mom. I missed you," insists the earnest FBI guy (David Boreanaz) as they rehash an upbringing marred by a history of "violence and hatred" that drove her away from the family. An empathetic co-worker muses, "That's gotta be complicated," which is more than can be said for the case of the week, involving a stockbroker who stripped on the side...


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EPISODE TRAILER FOR 'THE PARTY IN THE PANTS'

Defiance - TV Guide: Monday Playlist Apr 15 '13 - NEW Series Syfy 9/8C

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TV GUIDE: The Monday Playlist: Defiance, Lake and Dallas Finales, Voice Battle Rounds

Apr 15, 2013
by Matt Roush


It's no accident if, while watching Defiance — the first new Syfy drama in eons that has a scope you could actually describe as fantastic — you sometimes feel you're trapped inside an elaborate video game. After all, this new series (Monday, 9/8c) was developed alongside a new video game that inhabits the same fictional universe.

And true to its nature, Defiance excels in moments of big action: battle scenes in which aliens and humans team to blast a faceless enemy off of a cliff face, or a freaky encounter in an upcoming episode with a nest of monstrous "hell bugs." Gamers will be forgiven if they're tempted to pick up their controllers and try to play along. It's pretty much the point, no? The TV world of Defiance also offers plenty of intrigue. The story starts 30-odd years after Earth was invaded, occupied and "terra-formed" by seven distinct and combative alien races, destroying cities and altering the planet's landscape forever. The setting, a burgeoning mining town named Defiance, sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, with the battered but still-standing Gateway Arch an emblem of endurance and survival.

Exotic details — one of the more conniving alien tribes looks like an Edgar Winter cult — nestle within the comfort zone of an old-fashioned Western, as a brash new "lawkeeper" (Grant Bowler, enjoyably mixing John Wayne swagger with a Han Solo snark) tries to keep peace amid clashing extraterrestrial cultures and competing, sometimes violently criminal interests. He and his feisty adopted alien daughter (the terrific Stephanie Leonidas) add life to what is otherwise a surprisingly colorless cast. Much of the casting is disappointingly flat, and the character development as shallow as in any video game. A trite Romeo-Juliet storyline, involving the mine owner's daughter and an alien bad boy, is particularly bush league. Still, ambition counts for a lot in this expansive genre, and Defiance gets better with each episode — a trip underground to the remnants of "Old St. Louis" next week is especially cool — so I'm hoping this can defy the odds and become a hit...


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Defiance cast includes Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Julie Benz, Mia Kirshner, Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas and Graham Greene.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FIRST 14 MINUTES OF THE DEFIANCE PILOT

Simon Baker - The Mentalist - CBS Video: 'Red Velvet Cupcakes' Episode Trailer - Airs Apr 21 '13

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THE MENTALIST - CBS VIDEO: 'RED VELVET CUPCAKES' EPISODE TRAILER - AIRS SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013 AT 10/9C

What truths will be revealed when Rigsby and Van Pelt go undercover with a couple’s therapist? On THE MENTALIST, Sunday, April 21 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) go undercover as a couple with relationship problems to investigate the death of a woman who received advice from a radio love doctor (John O'Hurley).

Guest stars include Molly Hagan, John O'Hurley, Patrick Fischler, Chris Marrs, Amy Motta, Briana Barran, Ace Gibson, Bess Rous, Sara Maraffin and Samantha Esteban.

'Red Velvet Cupcakes' written by Rebecca Cutler and directed by David Barrett.


Sanctuary - Sci-Fi Talk: Amanda Tapping Audio Interview

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SANCTUARY - SCI-FI TALK: AMANDA TAPPING AUDIO INTERVIEW

New conversation discussing the cancellation of Sanctuary plus her new roles in two new movies with one with former co-star Robin Dunne (Space Milkshake) and her directing Primeval New World. She also briefly chats Supernatural.

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Defiance - Sci-Fi Talk: Cast Audio Interview

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DEFIANCE -SCI-FI TALK TALK: CAST AUDIO INTERVIEW

First of a series of specials on this breakthrough SyFy series with this edition featuring the creators of the game and television series plus actors Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonides, Julie Benz, and Mira Kirshner. Special thanks to the SyFy Channel.

Included in this interview is an interview from last year's San Diego Comic Con with the Trion producers of the Defiance video game.

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Defiance premieres with a two-hour pilot episode on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 9/8C on Syfy. CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO SNEAK OF THE FIRST 14 MINUTES OF THE PILOT EPISODE.

Set on a transformed Earth thirty years in the future, Defiance is the story of courage and survival in a frontier town where feuding factions of humans and aliens must stand together against outside forces that threaten their existence. Defiance premiering Monday April 15 at 9/8c on Syfy.

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Defiance cast includes Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Julie Benz, Mia Kirshner, Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas and Graham Greene.

Warehouse 13 - WHR You Decide: Eddie McClintock Audio Interview

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WAREHOUSE 13 - WHR YOU DECIDE: EDDIE MCCLINTOCK AUDIO INTERVIEW

Sun, April 14, 2013

Our special guest, the exciting Eddie McClintock of Warehouse 13!

Recently returned from a whirlwind convention tour in Australia, we will all learn more about his overseas adventures during his trip to "Oz" about what he has been doing including his exciting line of signature Warehouse 13 T-Shirts that are sweeping the world!

The Warehouse 13 season 4.5 premiere is Monday, April 29, 2013 at the show's new time - 10/9C - on Syfy. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COMPLETE PREMIERE EPISODE, 'THE LIVING AND THE DEAD' ONLINE!

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Alex O'Loughlin - Hawaii Five-0 - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV Apr 15 '13 - CBS 10/9C

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: TONIGHT'S BEST TV MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows


... Hawaii Five-0

10-11 PM CBS


McGarrett and Catherine go to North Korea. Which, to be fair, is no more or less likely than Dennis Rodman going there.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EPISODE TRAILER FOR 'OLELO PA'A'

Defiance - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Apr 15 '13 - Syfy 9/8C

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MSN TV: TONIGHT'S PICKS MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013


... Defiance

9:00 PM, SYFY


This new series is set in 2046, when Earth has been transformed and its landscape permanently altered by the arrival of seven alien races. Viewers follow an immersive character drama set in the boomtown of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, while in a corresponding video game, players experience the frontier of the San Francisco Bay Area. The series stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Tony Curran, Graham Greene and Mia Kirshner.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO SNEAK PEAK - THE FIRST 14 MINUTES OF THE PILOT EPISODE

Defiance - Vancouver Sun: Julie Benz Video Interview

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DEFIANCE - VANCOUVER SUN: JULIE BENZ VIDEO INTERVIEW

Benz on 'Defiance,' sparks with co-star Bowler

April 14, 2013

Julie Benz on playing the Mayor in Syfy's new series 'Defiance,' her on-screen chemistry with co-star Grant Bowler and - why all those aliens can't just get along in Earth's not so distant future.

Defiance premieres with a two-hour pilot episode on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 9/8C on Syfy. CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO SNEAK OF THE FIRST 14 MINUTES OF THE PILOT EPISODE.

Set on a transformed Earth thirty years in the future, Defiance is the story of courage and survival in a frontier town where feuding factions of humans and aliens must stand together against outside forces that threaten their existence. Defiance premiering Monday April 15 at 9/8c on Syfy.

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Defiance cast includes Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Julie Benz, Mia Kirshner, Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas and Graham Greene.

Alex O'Loughlin - Hawaii Five-0 - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Apr 15 '13 - CBS 10/9C

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MSN TV: TONIGHT'S PICKS MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013


... Hawaii Five-0

10:00 PM, CBS


As McGarrett and Catherine (Alex O'Loughlin, Michelle Borth) cross into North Korea to retrieve a fallen friend's remains, he tells her about his last mission there in this new episode, a prequel to the show's pilot. Jimmy Buffett and Terry O'Quinn reprise their guest roles in "Olelo Pa'a" -- Hawaiian for "the promise." Scott Caan and Daniel Dae Kim also star.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EPISODE TRAILER FOR 'OLELO PA'A'

Defiance - Watch What Happens Live: Julie Benz Video Interview

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DEFIANCE - WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE: JULIE BENZ VIDEO INTERVIEW - NEW SERIES PREMIERES MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013 AT 9/8C ON SYFY

Sunday April 14, 2013

Shady Boots!

Julie Benz asks Iyanla Vanzant how she'd respond to some shady #RHOA behavior.

Set on a transformed Earth thirty years in the future, Defiance is the story of courage and survival in a frontier town where feuding factions of humans and aliens must stand together against outside forces that threaten their existence. Defiance premiering Monday April 15 at 9/8c on Syfy.

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Defiance cast includes Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Julie Benz, Mia Kirshner, Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas and Graham Greene.


Defiance - Yahoo! TV: Monday's Picks Apr 15 '13 - NEW Series Syfy 9/8C

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Yahoo! TV: Monday's Picks: What to Watch Monday, April 15, 2013

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites


... Defiance

MONDAY 9 PM on Syfy


Series Premiere: Syfy bridges the gap between TV and online gaming with this new action-packed drama, starring "Liz & Dick's" Grant Bowler and "Dexter's" Julie Benz. Tonight's two-hour premiere takes us to a futuristic Earth, where seven alien races coexist alongside humans peacefully… for the most part. And the adventure continues on an immersive online gaming experience that ties in directly with the events on the series.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO SNEAK PEAK - THE FIRST 14 MINUTES OF THE PILOT EPISODE

Game of Thrones - HBO Video: "And Now His Watch Has Ended" Episode Trailer - Airs Apr 21 '13

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GAME OF THRONES - HBO VIDEO: 'AND NOW HIS WATCH HAS ENDED' EPISODE TRAILER - AIRS SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013 AT 9/8C

Catch new episodes of season 3 on Sunday night's at 9PM.

Frayed nerves and empty stomachs test the mettle of a depleted Night's Watch at Craster's (Robert Pugh). Meanwhile, Margaery (Natalie Dormer) takes Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) out of his comfort zone, and gives Sansa (Sophie Turner) a glimpse of the future; Arya (Maisie Williams) meets the leader of the Brotherhood; Varys (Conleth Hill) plots revenge on an old foe; Theon (Alfie Allen) mournfully recalls his missteps; and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) deftly orchestrates her exit from Astapor.

Guest stars include Clifford Barry, Diana Rigg, Ben Crompton, Noah Taylor, Robert Pugh, Richard Dormer, Iwan Rheon, Joe Dempsie, Hannah Murray, Paul Kaye, Burn Gorman, Dan Hildebrand, Ian McElhinney, Oddie Braddell, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, CiarĂ¡n Hinds and Kristofer Hivju.

'And Now His Watch Has Ended' was written by David Benioff and D.B. Weis; and directed by Alex Graves.