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    Amazon Echo event 2018 Dave Limp

    Amazon made a huge splash Thursday at its event in Seattle, where it showcased tons of new hardware and services designed to make your life easier.

    Amazon unveiled significant updates to Echo devices that already exist, like the Echo Dot and Echo Plus, but it also introduced entirely new products we've never seen before, like a subwoofer for the Amazon Echo called Echo Sub, and even smart kitchen appliances like a smart microwave.

    While Amazon made dozens of announcements, these were the five biggest highlights from the show.

    SEE ALSO: Here's everything Amazon announced at its huge September event

    1. Amazon's voice assistant is now your personal security guard

    A new feature called Alexa Guard integrates your Echo devices and smart lights with security service providers such as ADT or Ring to protect your home.

    Alexa Guard can send you alerts with audio clips when specific sounds are detected, for instance, and you can choose to forward those alerts to your security provider.

    Alexa Guard also uses machine learning to turn your smart lights on and off in a pattern that seems normal to make it appear like someone is home.

    The takeaway: Alexa Guard is one of the more clever smart home products to come along. Security is a huge deal, but being able to do things like adjust the lights to make it seem like someone is home is a step beyond what other tech companies are doing in this space.

    2. Amazon introduced a "smart" microwave that costs $60

    Amazon's new $60 smart microwave, shipping later this year, comes with an "Ask Alexa" button built in. You can just press the button and issue a verbal command, like, "Heat this up for 45 seconds," to get the timer going.

    Amazon's new microwave also comes with the company's Dash Replenishment service, which means you can automatically order certain kinds of food, like popcorn, with a push of a button on your microwave.

    The takeaway: Why has it taken so long for affordable kitchen appliances like microwaves to get "smart"? This not only benefits consumers, since it's more futuristic than pressing a keypad-style arrangement of physical buttons, but the way it integrates Amazon’s services, such as Alexa and Dash, is a great way to get people familiar with those products.

    3. Amazon's $25 "Smart Plug" is a tiny device that could make a huge impact

    Amazon unveiled a new gadget called the Smart Plug, which is way cooler than it sounds.

    The Smart Plug basically works as a buffer between your wall outlet and any of your appliances, such as lights, fans, or even your coffee maker, to make them "smart." Just plug any of those devices into the Smart Plug and you're all set — the Smart Plug is Alexa-enabled so you can turn your lights on or off, for example, using just your voice, even though they weren’t "smart lights" when you bought them.

    The takeaway: The $25 Smart Plug is a really easy and convenient way to make non-smart devices act like smart devices. This means you don’t need to buy specific appliances to have voice control, which could have a huge impact on consumers.

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    google doodles mister rogers

    • To celebrate 51 years since the first episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" was filmed, Google Doodles released a video that appears on the search engine's homepage. 
    • Viewers are treated to a short, animated video that plays to the tune of Fred Rogers' "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
    • Fans took to social media to share their heartwarming reactions and nostalgia. 


    Google Doodles' tribute to "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" has fans sharing heartwarming responses. 

    To celebrate 51 years since the first episode of the beloved TV show was filmed, the search engine honored "Mister Rogers" with a video tribute.

    In the video that appears on the homepage, a cartoon version of Mister Rogers hops on a trolley with children as the song "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" plays. 

    "You help to make each day a special day by just your being yourself," Rogers says to viewers. "There's nobody else in the whole world who's exactly like you, and people can like you exactly as you are."

    For more than 25 years, the hit show "taught children and adults across the U.S. the power of love, kindness, acceptance, and a good sweater,"Google Doodles wrote in a tweet

    The series, which was hosted by Fred Rogers, was widely praised for its wholesome nature and values. When fans discovered the tribute, they took to Twitter to share their joy and childhood memories.

    The first episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" aired in February 1968, and went on to span over several decades. The show came to a close in 2001 and Rogers passed away in February 2003 at the age of 74. 

    In January 2018, it was revealed that Tom Hanks will portray the legendary TV host in a biopic called "You Are My Friend."  

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    Warning: There are some mild spoilers ahead for "The Walking Dead" season nine.

    The first half of "The Walking Dead" is being advertised as Rick Grimes' final episodes, but another original star will also be making an exit, at least for a while. 

    Lauren Cohan, who has played Maggie Rhee on the AMC zombie drama since season two, is starring on a new ABC spy dramedy, "Whiskey Cavalier," early next year. How will that affect Maggie's character moving forward on the show? 

    "You know, we really wanted to focus, and concentrate on a great story for Maggie, knowing that she was going to head off and do this show," executive producer and director Greg Nicotero told INSIDER. "But to be really honest, there, I think that it's safe to say that that could be left open-ended."

    Nicotero added fans shouldn't be too worried about Maggie. 

    "Me personally, I feel we'll probably be seeing Maggie a little more than people think," he added. 

    "The Walking Dead" is still filming the latter half of season nine. Nicotero told INSIDER he had just finished editing the mid-season premiere of the show's ninth season, which should air in early 2019.  

    Cohan told People magazine in July that Maggie will appear on the first six episodes of season nine. The actress also said her story would be left open-ended. 

    "I’m in the first six episodes of the show, and then a lot happens in the sixth episode of the show," said Cohan. “But the possibilities for how Maggie remains in the story and re-enters the story and kind of stays alive through — not physically alive — but, you know what I’m saying, are multitudinous….And also, Maggie’s story is open-ended."

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    Earlier this year, the actress was renegotiating her contract with AMC for the zombie show after many of the star's contracts came to an end. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cohan was among the last to sign on for the show's ninth season because she and her agents were "not happy with the offers" from AMC. 

    Cohan emphasized to Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show these were normal contract negotiations and that her story on "The Walking Dead""is open, it's not finished."

    "A very good mentor of mine said to me last year, stop trying to decide. You're just going to do all of it," Cohan said. "We don't close doors. You don't break up with someone and forget about them and delete them from your life. Things transition into different places."

    "The Walking Dead" premieres on AMC October 7 at 9 p.m. You can read our review of the new season here

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    one tree hill

    When "One Tree Hill" first premiered 15 years ago, viewers were introduced to a high school crew they would grow to love for nine full seasons. 

    Lucas, Haley, Brooke, Peyton, and Nathan were a complicated bunch who went from rivals to friends to couples, despite all the issues that came between them. And even when Lucas and Peyton left the series during season six, the show still continued for another three seasons, adding new characters for fans to adore. 

    The teen drama also helped launch the careers of stars like Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush.

    Here's what the cast of "One Tree Hill" has been up to since the show first premiered in 2003. 

    Chad Michael Murray played Lucas Scott, a high school basketball star and writer who was Haley's best friend and Nathan's half-brother. Lucas eventually married Peyton, and they had a daughter.

    Murray had small recurring roles on "Gilmore Girls" and "Dawson's Creek" and was in "Freaky Friday" before he broke out on "One Tree Hill." He left the series after the sixth season.  

    Murray was recently on CMT's "Sun Records."

    Murray's credits include "Fruitvale Station,""Left Behind,""Scream Queens," and "Agent Carter."

    He was married to his "One Tree Hill" co-star Sophia Bush for five months in 2005. He is now married to his "Chosen" co-star Sarah Roemer and they have two kids.  

    Hilarie Burton played Peyton Sawyer, an artist, music lover, and cheerleader. She was best friends with Brooke and dated Nathan off and on before marrying Lucas and having a daughter.

    Burton started her career as a video DJ for MTV's "Total Request Live" before she was cast on "One Tree Hill." 

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    penny kaley cuoco the talk

    • "The Big Bang Theory" is heading into its final 12th season.
    • During an appearance on "The Talk" Friday, Kaley Cuoco said there are three things she'd like to see on the CBS comedy.
    • She'd love to learn Penny's last name, have Jack White on as a guest star, and have the apartment elevator fixed.

    As "The Big Bang Theory" starts its final season, Kaley Cuoco says there are a few things she would still love to see happen on the CBS comedy. 

    "I'd like to learn Penny's last name," said Cuoco on Friday's episode of CBS' "The Talk."

    Apparently, her character does have a last name, but the crew behind the show doesn't want it to be revealed. 

    "What name could we possibly pick that would be satisfying at this point?" executive producer Steve Molaro told Vulture in 2013. "We're kind of a superstitious lot here. We've made it this far without knowing Penny's last name. I think we're good not finding out."

    Cuoco had a few other minor things she would like to see addressed. 

    "I'd like the elevator to get fixed," Cuoco said of an elevator that's been broken since season one in her apartment building. "These are small things."

    There's also one celebrity the 32-year-old actress has been asking about for a while.

    "You know who I've been wanting for many years? This might sound very random. Jack White," Cuoco said in response to a question about the White Stripes singer and guitarist. 

    "Wouldn't it be cool? And he's got kind of a cool, nerd thing going on. I've been saying this for years, and I'm running out of time," she added.

    During its time on air, the show has had over 50 celebrity cameos, including Carrie Fisher and "The Talk" co-host Sara Gilbert. Neil de Grasse Tyson is set to appear on the season 12 premiere once again. You can view our roundup of "Big Bang Theory" celeb cameos here

    One thing we will see? Penny and her husband Leonard discussing whether or not they see any children in their future.

    "We did an episode actually recently that I'm excited for it to air," teased Cuoco. "It was about Penny and Leonard tackling the future of wanting children or not. It was actually really interesting, her take on her wanting to work. It wasn't kind of in the cards for us and I think it's an interesting conversation to have. I'm glad we got to make that episode."

    The season 12 premiere of "The Big Bang Theory" airs Monday on CBS at 8 p.m. A second new episode will air Thursday, September 27 at 8 p.m. in its usual time slot. 

    You can watch part of Cuoco's appearance on "The Talk" below.

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    "One Tree Hill" ran for nine seasons and featured a number of celebrity cameos. 

    From bands including Fall Out Boy to a young Evan Peters, stars turned up on the series for small roles. 

    Here are 16 celebrities you might've forgotten were on the series. 

    Joe Manganiello played Owen Morello, a former addict and alcoholic who became sober and worked as a bartender at TRIC. He dated Brooke for a time and played Slamball with Nathan.

    Manganiello has since been on "True Blood" and in the "Magic Mike" movies. He was also in "Rampage." He's been married to actress Sofia Vergara since 2015. 

    Pete Wentz didn't just appear with Fall Out Boy for a cameo, the bassist was on three episodes as himself and had a brief fling with Peyton.

    He still performs and releases music with Fall Out Boy. Wentz also founded DCD2 Records and has appeared on other TV shows including Nickelodeon's "School of Rock." He has one son with his ex-wife Ashlee Simpson and two kids with his girlfriend Meagan Camper. 

    Ashley Rickards played Sam Walker, Brooke's foster daughter during the show's sixth season.

    Rickards went on to star on "Awkward" and was recently on "The Flash." 

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    kenan thompson

    • Kenan Thompson has been on "Saturday Night Live" since 2003, making him the longest-running cast member ever.
    • A new sitcom starring him called "Saving Larry" just received a production commitment from NBC, which means that they will — at least — produce the pilot (first episode).
    • If the series gets picked up, Thompson will have to leave "SNL," which will be a tough loss for the show — Thompson was finally nominated for an Emmy for his work on last season.


    Kenan Thompson‘s Studio 8H days might soon be behind him.

    NBC has handed a production commitment to "Saving Larry," a comedy series that would star the "Saturday Night Live" veteran.


    "Saving Larry" centers on a dad (Thompson) who has to play the roles of mother and father to his kids after his wife passes away — and he’ll have to do it under the watchful eye of his father-in-law. Jackie Clarke ("Superstore,""Happy Endings") will write the single-camera project and executive-produce with Thompson and "SNL" boss Lorne Michaels.

    According to our sister site Deadline, which broke the news of the comedy, Thompson would leave "SNL" if "Saving Larry" gets picked up to series. With 15 seasons of the NBC sketch series under his belt, and a 16th kicking off on September 29, Thompson currently holds the title for longest-running "SNL" cast member. He also scored a 2018 Emmy nomination in the Supporting Actor in a Comedy category for his work in Season 43.

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    celebrities who competed on dancing with the stars

    "Dancing With the Stars" premiered on ABC in 2005 and has featured a variety of celebrities since. This includes singers, actors, reality TV stars, athletes, and even politicians. With more than 20 seasons — plus a new round of stars set to premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET — it might be hard to keep track of all the names who have appeared. 

    From two Kardashian members to '80s and '90s stars like Mario Lopez and Melissa Joan Hart, here are 21 celebrities who you probably forgot competed for the mirrorball trophy. 

    In 2006, Vivica A. Fox participated on season three of the show.

    The "Empire" actress was paired with Nick Kosovich and landed in eighth place. 

    Actor Joey Lawrence was also on the third season.

    With pro dancer Edyta Śliwińska, Lawrence ended up in third place. 

    "Saved by the Bell's" Mario Lopez concluded season three in second place.

    Lopez was paired with Karina Smirnoff, who later won the mirrorball trophy on season 13. 


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    leighton meester

    • Leighton Meester discussed her iconic role as Blair Waldorf in "Gossip Girl" in a recent interview with PorterEdit.
    • She said that the demanding schedule and her skyrocketing fame made it a difficult job.
    • "I'm not haunted by that time, but it's been interesting and helpful for me to look at it and examine it as an adult and go, 'I don't know if it was the healthiest environment.'"

    Few television queen bees are 
    as iconic as Blair Waldorf in"Gossip Girl." However, just because Blair and her collection of headbands inspired an entire generation to give plaid a try, doesn't mean that portraying the Upper East Side princess was always easy. According to star Leighton Meester's new interview with PorterEdit, her time on the long-running CW series came with lots of challenges.

    Though Meester — who will next star in upcoming comedy "Single Parents" — had roles on shows like "Veronica Mars" and "7th Heaven" before portraying a member of Manhattan's elite, it was her turn as prep school royal Blair that skyrocketed her to fame. Meester played the character from 2007 to 2012, and, according to her conversation with PorterEdit, the long hours on set weren't easy.

    "I would get there at 5 a.m. and leave at 8 p.m.," she told the magazine. "A lot of days I didn't see the sun."

    It was more than just the vampiric schedule that got to Meester. Fame also meant that people treated her differently.

    "If you don't have the right perspective, you could definitely be confused by people being that nice to you or judging you for behavior that's typical of a 20, 21-year-old, making mistakes but having to make them very publicly," Meester told PorterEdit. "I'm not haunted by that time, but it's been interesting and helpful for me to look at it and examine it as an adult and go, 'I don't know if it was the healthiest environment.'"

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    She explained that there was one important thing that kept her sane.

    "I got really lucky and was able to very early on find and stay friends with people who are true," Meester told the outlet, perhaps referring to the real-life Dorota, aka actress Zuzanna Szadkowski, whom she is still friends with.

    Would the actress return to "Gossip Girl" or a reboot? While navigating her young fame wasn't always a breeze, she does have a lot of love for the show — even if it's not where her head is at now.

    "I started 'Gossip Girl' 10 years ago when I was 20, and I'm 30 now. I loved doing it, and now I'm doing something else that I love, and something new that's a little bit more my taste as a 30 year old, something I've grown into," she told Rogue Magazine in 2017, referring to her since-cancelled sitcom "Making History.""I feel so lucky that I can have such amazing fans and they either grew up with [the show] or they're growing up with it now. I've also heard people say, ‘Oh we watch that as a throwback.'"

    Fortunately, we can still see Meester on TV in "Single Parents" — and Blair Waldorf during our next "Gossip Girl" binge on Netflix.

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    • John Oliver on Sunday took on President Trump and Fox News analyst Jeanine Pirro for their defenses of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, amid the sexual assault allegations against him.
    • The episode focused on reactions to the first allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford. It was taped before an article published by The New Yorker brought a new allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh by Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh's. 


    John Oliver on Sunday criticized President Trump and Fox News analyst Jeanine Pirro, among others, for their defenses of Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination has been rocked by sexual assault allegations

    Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" episode was taped before an article published by The New Yorker brought a new allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh by Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh's. Oliver's show thus focused on reactions to the first allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to publicly testify about her allegation before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. 

    The "Last Week Tonight" host first took on Fox News host and Jeannine Pirro. Pirro last week criticized Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein for keeping Ford's allegation under wraps until Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, despite first hearing from Ford about it in July. 

    “And Dianne: Why would you wait to even send it to the FBI? Is it because nothing in you and your path of demon-rats — that’s what I said, demon-rats — Democrats’ bag of tricks was working against Kavanaugh?” Pirro said in a clip Oliver played. 

    Oliver then threw to another clip of Pirro calling Democrats "demon-rats," and joked, "Jeanine: Stop trying to make demon-rats happen." 

    He moved on to Trump, who last week tweeted that Ford should prove her allegation with a police filing. 

    "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!" Trump tweeted. 

    "So the president cast doubt on someone who says she was sexually assaulted, while also sort of implying that her parents don’t love her. To borrow a phrase, that’s one of the most s---headed things I’ve seen from the standpoint of s---headedness," Oliver said.

    Watch the episode on HBO.

    SEE ALSO: Why Democrats brought up the Kavanaugh accusations at the last minute when they've known since July

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    • "The Big Bang Theory" is ending after season 12.
    • Kaley Cuoco, who has played Penny on the show since its start, said on "The Talk" that she went through "a lot of ups and down" when she learned it was over. 
    • Cuoco added that she was devastated and angry, but knows that the CBS comedy changed her life.

    Many "Big Bang Theory" cast members were sad and upset the show will come to a close after its 12th season. Star Kaley Cuoco says she went through a range of emotions while processing the news. 

    "I went through like kind of some weird, a lot of ups and downs — almost like someone had died, in a weird way," Cuoco said Friday on an episode of CBS' "The Talk.""I was just devastated, I couldn't stop crying for days, and then I was really angry."

    Cuoco told Sharon Osbourne and the women of "The Talk" there "was not a dry eye in the house" when the idea of ending the CBS comedy was discussed. 

    "Now, I'm like, 'OK, we have many more episodes left and we've done such an amazing thing,'" she added. "This show it's very special and it's totally changed my life." 

    CBS announced in August that season 12 will be "The Big Bang Theory's" final season. At the time, Cuoco said she was "drowning in tears," but she promised to give fans the show's best season.

    According to Entertainment Weekly, Jim Parsons, who plays the show's lead scientist Sheldon Cooper, didn't want to carry on with the show any longer. Previously in May, the network's entertainment president Kelly Kahl was hopeful the show would continue beyond season 12.

    Cuoco said there are three things she would like to see on the show's final season, including the apartment's elevator getting fixed and learning her character's mysterious last name.

    "The Big Bang Theory" will premiere its final season on CBS Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. A second episode will air Thursday, September 27 at the same time. Each following episode will continue to air on Thursdays.

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    Apple's $1 billion push into original TV programming has gotten off to a slow start. 

    The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday that quality control issues from Apple CEO Tim Cook have largely been responsible for the company's delayed production of the more than dozen shows it has ordered.

    Cook reportedly scrapped Dr. Dre's original series, "Vital Signs," (which was already shot) over concerns about explicit scenes that included cocaine use, an orgy, and "drawn guns." 

    Several other shows have faced delays as Apple seeks to keep "gratuitous sex, profanity or violence" from its service's original content, a family-friendly approach that reportedly has the company's own employees referring to the company's project as an "expensive NBC," according to WSJ. 

    Apple first had a brief, initial run of shows last summer with the release of the unscripted series "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke." But the company shifted its course in June 2017 when it hired former Sony Pictures Television presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to head its original programming.

    Since then, the company has announced the production or development of 17 original, scripted series — including a biographical drama on NBA all-star Kevin Durant's youth, an animated show from the creator of "Bob's Burgers," and an untitled series from M. Night Shyamalan.

    None of those 17 upcoming series has a release date yet.

    Here are the 19 original shows that Apple is producing in its push into TV (including two that have already been released): 

    SEE ALSO: The 50 best TV show seasons of all time, according to critics


    "Amazing Stories"

    The Wall Street Journal reported in October that Apple's first move under its new programming heads, Van Amburg and Erlicht, would be to revive Steven Spielberg's sci-fi and horror anthology series "Amazing Stories," which aired on NBC in the late 1980s. 

    WSJ reported that Apple signed a deal with Spielberg's Amblin Television and Universal Television to produce 10 new episodes of the series, with Bryan Fuller (the creator of NBC's "Hannibal") as its showrunner.

    Fuller left the series in February, however. A source told Variety that Fuller parted "amicably," and that Fuller's vision for the show did not match the "more family-friendly approach" that Apple reportedly sought.




    Untitled Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Aniston morning show drama series

    In November, Apple announced that it ordered two ten-episode seasons of a drama series that is set in the world of morning-TV talk shows and stars Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. 

    Variety reported that the series will draw from CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter's 2013 book "Top of the Morning," which recounted the morning-TV rivalry between NBC's "Today" and ABC's "Good Morning America."

    Jay Carson ("House of Cards") is writing the pilot and will serve as showrunner. It will be produced by Michael Ellenberg's Media Res studio, Aniston's Echo Films, and Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine production company.


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    fuller house birthday partyLike it or not, the TV reboot is now a fixture in Hollywood. While most revivals quickly fizzle out —  that hasn't stopped networks from looking to the past to fill their schedules.

    This fall, CBS will attempt to resurrect the classic crime drama "Magnum P.I.," which originally aired from 1980 to 1988. The reboot stars Jay Hernandez in the role originally played by Tom Selleck and his mustache. The new series follows a former Navy SEAL, who becomes a private investigator after returning from service in Afghanistan. Stephen Hill, Zachary Knighton and Perdita Weeks fill out the cast as Magnum's sidekicks, who help him take on a new case each week.

    Though CBS is clearly hoping the "Magnum" reboot will find the same success as its other Hawaii-set crime drama, "Hawaii Five-0," which is now entering its ninth season — few reboots have the stamina to survive.

    With the upcoming premiere of "Magnum P.I." on September 24, we rounded up some of the worst TV reboots of all time.

    "Fuller House" ruined many peoples' once fond memories of the Tanner family.

    Original series run: "Full House" 1987 - 1995 on ABC

    Reboot run: 2016 - Present on Netflix

    What critics said: "The first bite is sweet and familiar. The second, a little cloying. The third, the fourth … something is off. Maybe the recipe has changed, or you have. 'Fuller House' begins as a sitcom family reunion. It becomes a self-conscious, dated and maudlin reminder of the ceaseless march of time and your inevitable demise."— James Poniewozik, New York Times

    Many felt "Dynasty" didn't distinguish itself from literally every other Primetime soap about the wealthy, terrible people.

    Original series run: 1981 - 1989 on ABC

    Reboot run: 2017 - Present on The CW

    What critics said: "The backstabbing and secret-revealing in the pilot fall far short of any twists that feel extreme or heightened in any way. The sex is all tepid and muted. The brief catfight feels like fan service, and nobody has stopped to think if this kind of behavior would read differently now from 35 years ago. Even the energy stuff, with token references to fracking and the like, has no currency."— Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter

    "Night Stalker" was canceled after six episodes.

    Original series run: "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" 1974-1975 on ABC

    Reboot run: 2005 - 2006 on ABC

    What critics said:"Jeepers creepers! Even without all the moody piano noodling, that grim voice-over leaves absolutely no doubt: Something horrid is about to happen. And that something is ABC's 'Night Stalker,' a junky, clunky and derivative dip into the dark side."— Chip Crews, The Washington Post

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    • "Riverdale" stars Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse revealed their first impressions of each other. 
    • Some of the cast of The CW show did friendship exercises in a video for Glamour, and Reinhart and Sprouse talked about first meeting. 
    • Reinhart said she first though Sprouse's voice was "annoying." 
    • "Now it's grown on me, I guess," she added. 
    • Sprouse said, "Lili was a tough egg to crack. She's very shy at first and reserved. I think it was about halfway into the first season she started letting people in truly." 
    • The two have been more open about their relationship in recent weeks. 
    • Watch the adorable video below.

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    CAS_Vertical Birthday_PRE_ARWith the fall TV season underway, a few anticipated new shows are premiering next month.

    To find out which series audiences are anticipating the most for October, the TV tracking app TV Time analyzed data from its 13 million global users to see which upcoming TV series viewers had followed the most frequently on its app.

    Its list includes shows like Netflix's dark "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" prequel, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," and The CW's supernatural drama series "Legacies."

    Here are the 5 new shows viewers are anticipating the most for October, according to TV Time:

    SEE ALSO: The 19 original shows Apple is producing in its push into TV as an 'expensive NBC'

    5. "The Rookie"— Premieres October 16 on ABC

    Summary:"Starting over isn't easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a Los Angeles police officer. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis."

    4. "Elite"— Premieres October 5 on Netflix

    Summary:"When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder."

    3. "Charmed" (Reboot) — Premieres October 14 on The CW

    Summary:"Follows the lives of three sisters who, after the tragic death of their mother, discover they are powerful witches."

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    • Viola Davis appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday and discussed the time her "Widows" director, Steve McQueen, "wooed" her by having a business meeting at a sushi place called Katsuya. 
    • The actress explained that the meeting took place before she landed the role in McQueen's thriller.
    • Davis said that she was more than happy to talk about the film over sushi, and "made that meeting as long as possible."

    • "Because I grew up poor, anyone who wants to take me out for a free meal, I am game," she said. "As much money as I make right now, if you want to pay for a meal, I will be there."

    • In previous interviews, Davis has been outspoken about her impoverished childhood.
    • Watch the video below (Davis talks about not turning down free meals at 3:41).


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    A good TV show has drama — and few things are more dramatic than an unhealthy relationship.

    Whether because of cheating, secrecy, or power struggles, plenty of dramatic TV relationships are in fact, very unhealthy. While it's easy to idealize these relationships, it's important to not mistake toxicity for passion and to acknowledge that these relationships should not be romanticized. 

    Here are 10 relationships on TV that aren't healthy. 

    Piper and Alex from "Orange Is the New Black" are so toxic to each other, they end up going to jail.

    Alex and Piper continuously lead each other down paths of toxicity. For starters, their relationship began with Alex bringing Piper into the drug ring she works for. Throughout three seasons the two continue to manipulate each other and go behind each other's backs while claiming it's in the name of love. It seems whenever the two are together, trouble follows. 

    "Alex—at the end of the day, yes, she's a drug dealer, but you see that she's a vulnerable person and she has really intense feelings and love for this woman," Laura Prepon, who plays Alex, told TV Guide. "And you start to see that Piper is actually a very manipulative person, and she's not this cookie-cutter homemaker that everyone thinks she is. … Piper is just as toxic as Alex."

    Walter White's shady business forced Skyler to compromise her values in "Breaking Bad."

    Walter White might be in survival mode throughout "Breaking Bad," but he puts his wife in an impossible position by becoming a drug dealer. This leads to an emotionally charged, unstable relationship that consistently asks Skylar to ignore her moral integrity for the sake of her husband. 

    As Complex put it,"It's hard as hell for people who are more on the morally 'right' side to sit by as their cancer-ridden husband is becoming a literal meth kingpin."

    In many ways, White is asking his wife to compromise her moral integrity by accepting him as a drug dealer. 

    Carrie and Big of "Sex and the City" don't seem to make each other happy.

    Much of the dramatic action in "Sex and the City" is spurred forward by Carrie and Mr. Big's toxic relationship.

    Big refuses to commit, Carrie later cheats on her fiancé with a married Big, and they generally make each other unhappy in every possible way. Yet they still end up getting married in the "Sex and the City" movie — even after Big leaves Carrie waiting at the altar.

    In fact, "Sex and the City" creator Darren Starr didn't want Carrie and Big to end up together.

    In a Kindles Single Interview, he said of the relationship, "I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don't ultimately find happiness from marriage," he continued. "Not that they can't. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That’s what had made women so attached."

    Further, Carrie is rarely happy as a result of the relationship. 

    Relationship psychotherapist Ginnie Love Thompson, Ph.D., told Women's Health about being unhappy as a result of you're your relationship that, "If you feel uneasy, you need to stop yourself and ask what the cause is. We look at how the other person affects us but we also need to look at how we're affecting our partner."


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    • Meghan Markle was asked if she watched the newest season of "Suits" while at the Coach Core Awards.
    • The duchess said no. 
    • Markle was on the show for seven seasons. 

    Meghan Markle hasn't kept up with "Suits" since leaving the show. 

    As reported by People, the duchess was at an awards ceremony for Coach Core, a Royal Foundation apprenticeship program, Monday when she was asked by 20-year-old twinsLuke and Elliott Rainbird if she'd watched the new season of the USA Network show.

    The former actress, 37, told the twins no. 

    Markle played Rachel Zane on the series for seven seasons. She announced that she would stop acting after becoming engaged to Prince Harry

    Actress Katherine Heigl joined the cast of "Suits" for its eighth season. 

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    • Bindi Irwin told INSIDER that she's always wanted to be like her dad, Steve Irwin
    • She is dedicated to animal conservation.
    • The Irwin family's work is the basis for a new Animal Planet show called "Crikey! It's the Irwins." 

    Bindi Irwin has only ever dreamt of being just like her dad, late conservationist and TV personality Steve Irwin, aka the Crocodile Hunter. 

    "Ever since I can remember I've always said, 'When I grow up, I want to be just like dad,'" the 20-year old told INSIDER. "And as I've gotten older, I've realized that I'm able to carry on in his footsteps and make sure that his legacy continues on forever, in my own way." 

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    Bindi, who was eight when her father died, continues to live and work at Australia Zoo, where she and her brother, Robert, were raised by their parents, Steve and Terri.

    The Irwin family's conservation work and life at the zoo is the basis for their new Animal Planet show, "Crikey! It's the Irwins." The series will document the family's work, as well as feature footage archival footage of Steve. 

    "Every day we work with the beautiful animals at Australia Zoo and do the best we possibly can to ensure that dad's dreams and goals continue on," Bindi said. "I really believe that dad is with us every single day, and I think that his spirit lives on in all that we do, and that's something that I hold really close. Dad was extraordinary. He'll always be my superhero." 

    "Crikey! It's the Irwins" will premiere October 28 at 8 p.m. ET on Animal Planet. 

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    • Protestors have been dressing as handmaids from Hulu's award-winning "The Handmaid's Tale" during confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
    • On the show, handmaids are forced to bear children as slaves in a dystopian future.
    • People are also using the outfits worldwide to rally together to support legal abortions.
    • Showrunner Bruce Miller says it's flattering and amazing.  

    Kari Skogland, Emmy-nominated director of Hulu’s adaptation of the Margaret Atwood book "The Handmaid’s Tale," perhaps best describes the zeitgeist-y effect of the show when she says, “I think ‘Handmaids’ is absolutely inextricably linked to the #MeToo movement.”

    So much so that the standard-issue scarlet-red robes and white-winged bonnets of the show’s handmaids — women treated as child-bearing slaves by a patriarchal society — have become a symbol of the resistance.

    Most recently, protesters dressed as handmaids showed up and stood silently outside the hearing room of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s first day of confirmation hearings.

    “It’s amazing, flattering and horrible,” says showrunner Bruce Miller. “You wished you lived in a world where when people dressed up as handmaids, it was just Halloween and not a political statement. I would very much like our show to become irrelevant — interesting but completely fantastical.”

    Handmaid protests aren’t limited to Washington, D.C. They have sprung up during women’s rights rallies throughout the U.S. as well as in Ireland and Argentina.

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    Says "Handmaid’s Tale" star Madeline Brewer, "When you see women wearing red robes in the street protesting someone who wants to literally take every woman’s bodily autonomy away from them, that’s why we do it."

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