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Set the DVR! “Bad Judge”, “A To Z”, “Gracepoint”, “Reign”, “The Vampire Diaries” Premiere Tonight!

Bad Judge – NBC

No excuses, no apologies, no compromises. Wild child Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) knows how to have a good time, but she also happens to be one of LA’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. She has a reputation for unorthodox behavior in the courtroom, including creative rulings and saying exactly what’s on her mind. Her private life, on the other hand, is anything but innocent. She parties too much and rocks out on the drums in a band with her best friend, Jenny. While there’s no shortage of male admirers who would love to spend time with her, she’s not ready to settle down… except when an eight-year-old boy – whose parents were put in jail by Rebecca – needs her help. He may, in fact, be the one thing that starts to tame this “bad” judge.

The cast also includes John Ducey, Tone Bell and Theodore Barnes. Writer Chad Kultgen (“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”) serves as executive producer with Adam McKay (“Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights”), Will Ferrell (“Step Brothers”), Anne Heche (“Men in Trees”), Jill Sobel Messick (“Baby Mama”), Kevin Messick (“The Other Guys”), Liz Brixius (“Nurse Jackie”) and Kate Walsh. “Bad Judge” is a production of Universal Television and Gary Sanchez Productions.

A To Z – NBC

“A to Z” tells the story of Andrew (Ben Feldman, “Mad Men,” “The Mindy Project”) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “How I Met Your Mother”) – a pair that almost wasn’t – and all that happened from the day they met.

Andrew Lofland, while a guy’s guy, has always been a secret romantic… not above crooning to Celine Dion while driving to work, with dreams of finding “the one.” He imagines her to be just like that shimmering beauty he spotted that night in that silver dress at that concert two years ago. Zelda Vasco is a no-nonsense lawyer who has strong feelings about being her own person and prefers the control of online dating. However, when a computer glitch sends her a total mismatch, she’s asked to come in for an interview at Wallflower Online Dating, the agency where Andrew works.

Andrew and Zelda meet for the first time and despite their differences, sparks fly. She thinks it’s chance. He thinks it’s fate. After all, he’s convinced she’s the shimmering girl in the silver dress. Is it true love forever or just a detour in destiny?

Gracepoint (10-Part Mystery Event Series Premiere) – FOX

When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town’s residents.

Welcome to GRACEPOINT, a new 10-episode mystery event series based on “Broadchurch,” the U.K.’s critically acclaimed hit crime drama. GRACEPOINT is an expansion of the original series, introducing new characters, identifying new suspects and threading new storylines through the gripping narrative.

Leading the investigation is Detective EMMETT CARVER (David Tennant, “Broadchurch,” “Dr. Who”), who has just arrived in Gracepoint to fill a high position in the town’s police force. That job previously had been promised to Detective ELLIE MILLER (Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”), who, in light of the tragedy, must put any resentment aside and work the case with her prickly new boss. Det. Miller must break the news to her doting husband, JOE (Josh Hamilton, “American Horror Story”) and her son, TOM (newcomer Jack Irvine), who was the best friend of the murder victim, DANNY SOLANO (Nikolas Filipovic, “Falling Skies”).

Reign – The CW

Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. The teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch ─ beautiful, passionate and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power.

Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland’s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king’s dashing son, Prince Francis. But the match isn’t signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart. Prince Francis is intrigued by the fiery Scot, but like most young men, he resists the idea of settling down into marriage, especially when he has a history with a lady of the court and his own point of view on the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. Still, an attraction between Mary and Francis is ignited.

The Vampire Diaries – The CW

As season five begins, Damon and Elena have spent a blissful summer in love, unaware that Silas is free and Stefan has been suffering agonizing pain every day for months. Damon believes Stefan is staying away because it would be too painful for him to see Damon and Elena as a couple, but Elena can’t escape the uneasy feeling that Stefan needs their help. While Elena is reluctant to leave Damon and Jeremy, she is also thrilled to be heading off to a new start at nearby Whitmore College with Caroline as her roommate. Still unaware that Bonnie is dead, Elena and Caroline are waiting for their friend to join them at college. Jeremy is the only one who can see and talk to Bonnie who is trapped on the Other Side. Caroline is also waiting impatiently for Tyler to return and join her at Whitmore.

Matt and Rebekah have spent a wonderful summer traveling through Europe, and the newly cured Katherine is having a tough time adjusting to being human after 500 years as a vampire. Returning to town after months on the run, Katherine asks Damon to help her now that she is vulnerable to her many enemies. Although everyone in this tight-knit group of friends is trying to move on to a new and better phase of their lives, the past is always with them, and Silas is determined to use his powers and the secrets of dopplegangers to make sure no one remains unscathed.

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New DVD Releases – December 10


Despicable Me 2

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster, Despicable Me, delighted audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters. Amazon | iTunes

Other Releases

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50 Years of Doctor Who – Infographic

50 Years of Doctor Who Infographic

When thinking about the scope of Doctor Who, one cannot simply say the show began on November 23rd, 1963 (50 years tomorrow), the show has been, and always will be, celebrated by the people behind it. The recently aired ‘making of’ Doctor Who special ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ dove deeper into the story behind the story, as does the infographic above. I highlighted the 13 actors who have played The Doctor on television and created a timeline from their births, their tenure on Doctor Who and in some cases their deaths (RIP William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee). While doing this I stumbled upon some interesting stats, take a look.

Ages of all Actors when Doctor Who aired on November 23rd, 1963

William Hartnell (55)
Patrick Troughton (43)
Jon Pertwee (44)
Tom Baker (29)
Peter Davison (12)
Colin Baker (20)
Sylvester McCoy (20)
Paul McGann (4)
John Hurt (23)
Christopher Eccleston (Not Yet Born)
David Tennant (Not Yet Born)
Matt Smith (Not Yet Born)
Peter Capaldi (5)

Fun Facts

  • William Hartnell & Patrick Troughton both died at 67 years of age
  • Jon Pertwee died at the age of 76
  • Colin Baker & Sylvester McCoy are only 2 1/2 months apart in age
  • Paul McGann & Christopher Eccleston are only 9 months apart in age
  • David Tennant was born on April 18th, 1971 the day after the Season 8 Jon Pertwee ‘Colony in Space: Episode Two’ aired.
  • Matt Smith was born on October 28th, 1982: Between seasons 19 and 20 of ‘Classic’ Doctor Who (Specifically between ‘Time-Flight: Part Four’ & ‘Arc of Infinity: Part One’)

Years when most of The Doctors were alive

1971-1975 (12 Doctors)

William Hartnell,Patrick Troughton,Jon Pertwee,Tom Baker,Peter Davison,Colin Baker,Sylvester McCoy,Paul McGann,John Hurt,Christopher Eccleston,David Tennant,Peter Capaldi
Missing: Matt Smith

1982-1987 (12 Doctors)

Patrick Troughton,Jon Pertwee,Tom Baker,Peter Davison,Colin Baker,Sylvester McCoy,Paul McGann,John Hurt,Christopher Eccleston,David Tennant,Matt Smith,Peter Capaldi
Missing: William Hartnell

Years with the most ‘Doctors’ on the screen

1973 – William Hartnell,Patrick Troughton,Jon Pertwee,
1983 – Patrick Troughton,Jon Pertwee,Peter Davison
2013 – Paul McGann,John Hurt,David Tennant,Matt Smith

The ‘Lean’ Years – No Doctor Who on the air

1990 – 1995
1997 – 2004

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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer

Trumping even the best fan-made 50th trailer, the BBC have revealed a specially made Doctor Who trailer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show as well as promote the upcoming special ‘The Day of the Doctor’. Starting out much like the show did, in grainy black-and-white, the camera pans over Totter’s Yard and we splash into full colour high def video with William Hartnell (amazingly rendered in what looks like CGI) facing off with a Dalek who has just taken out a Unit soldier. The camera swoops past that action to catch a glimpse of Patrick Troughton’s Doctor playing a tune on his recorder before pivoting on a sonic screwdriver and moving skyward towards a falling Tom Baker (jellybabies and all), the camera pans past him to see Sarah Jane Smith watching through a sphere as Jon Pertwee and Rodger Delgado’s Master duel in the Tardis, with the aliens invading London in the background. As the camera zooms back to reveal that Clara Oswin Oswald is holding the sphere, the camera pans past her to an action shot featuring Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Christopher Eccleston and Peter Davison plus some baddies squaring off. As it zooms past them we see Paul McGann and other bad guys like The Silence. Finally we move towards David Tennant and whoosh past him to Matt Smith, who narrates throughout.

What do you think? Are you ready for ‘The Day of the Doctor’? #savetheday

Day of the Doctor

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New ‘Day of the Doctor’ Pics!

Stills taken from an upcoming issue of SFX Magazine feature some never-before-seen images from the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode ‘The Day of the Doctor’! Take a look!

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