Y&R Short Recap Friday, April 30, 2021

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Imani warns Amanda that their grandfather is only using her to get out of legal trouble but once the case is over he will forget about her. Imani tells Amanda that their grandfather will never accept her as part of the family. Amanda refuses to believe this and thinks Imani doesn’t want to share their grandfather with her.

Tara tells Kyle she and Ashland are headed to New York tomorrow and she texts him a picture of Harrison for him to keep since she doesn’t expect to return to Genoa City. Nick and Sharon begin to call family in case Faith needs a kidney transplant. There isn’t a match for Faith in the family until Victor remembers that Adam has the same rare blood type as Faith. Sharon remembers what Adam told her when she spoke to him on the phone. Sharon tells Victor and Nick that Adam told her he is some place he can heal that isn’t home but is some place new. Victor’s security team is able to trace the phone number Sharon gave Nick to Leavenworth Kansas. Victor thinks Adam is staying at AJ Montalbo’s farm. Nick goes to Kansas to try and persuade Adam to save Faith’s life.

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Interview with RJ Mitte

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RJ Mitte of "Triumph" - photo by Bobby Quillard

Interview with RJ Mitte of film “Triumph” by Suzanne 4/27/21

RJ has a great energy that not only comes through in his acting, but in this interview. He’s a nice young man with much intensity and positivity. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Make sure you catch his movie, which comes out tomorrow in theaters. It will be available on VOD June 15th! It’s a very entertaining and inspiring film. I’m sorry I said “Cool” so many times….

Normally I don’t interview actors solely about their movies, but most of the actors in this movie are those I’m familiar with via their TV series. RJ Mitte played Walter White, Jr. in “Breaking Bad.” Terrence Howard starred in “Empire” and “Wayward Pines.” Colton Haynes was a regular on both “Teen Wolf” and “Arrow.”  Johnathon Schaech played Jonah Hex in “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” among many other roles. Grace Victoria Cox  has been in many series, such as “The Society.”

Here’s the video of our chat!

Suzanne:    I watched your movie last night, and it was really good. I enjoyed it.

R.J.   Thank you. Thank you so much.

Suzanne:   It’s very inspiring, and I hope a lot of people get to see it.

R.J.   I hope so too.

Suzanne:   So, how much did you do to prepare for your role?

R.J.   I did a lot of training in the midst of the role. We had a couple months before doing a lot of physical training and getting ready for the moves and a lot of choreographed wrestling, so we made sure that it was right, because this is first and foremost a wrestling movie, so it’s very physical. People, when they hear wrestling, they don’t think of of Greco-Roman style wrestling. They think of like WWE and all those types of [wrestling] and [unintelligible] and different types of that style, and they don’t realize how intense Roman style, Greco style wrestling is. It’s very physically draining and mentally draining, and it’s really, to me, one of the pinnacle strengths in sports when it comes to sheer willpower and you’re wrestling someone of equal strength to you that you’re [unintelligible]. It’s really a power struggle. It’s an immovable force meets an immovable object type of mentality. Yeah, it was a lot, but I like physical stuff, so it was a great opportunity for me.

Suzanne:   Yeah, you you went from, at the beginning the movie, you were this kind of skinny guy, and at the end you’re this sort of big hulking mass. Did you have to change your diet? Bulk up? What did you have to do?

R.J.   A little bit both. I mean, really, I just worked out. I’m fairly lazy right now, so my working out hasn’t been so much, but with that project, I just really kind of worked out. I was focused on what I was eating and then just kind of how I held myself, really, when it came to the project. It was really about distribution of weight and the way that I walked. The way that my character held himself and held his arm and the type of foot placement and gating made a very big difference. And this is loosely based on a real person, Michael Coffey, and he was a part of the set. He was a writer and then part of on the set. So, I really used his mannerisms and his body movement to try to utilize and match it on par with Mike the character.

Suzanne:   Okay, that must have been helpful.

R.J.   I mean, it came in handy. If he didn’t like something, it came in handy. You definitely knew.

Suzanne:   That’s good. Yeah, that’s a rare opportunity probably for most biopics or things that are based on real people.

R.J.   Yeah, well, usually those people are deceased, right? They’re not there, or they’re not really a part of the project. So, it was quite nice to have a biopic with the artist there that it’s about.

Suzanne:   Yeah, I bet. And had you met any of the cast and crew before you were on set, before you started this thing?

R.J.   Yes, I did. I met a lot of the producers; I knew some of the producers beforehand, because I worked on them with other projects, and I carried one of them with me to this project as well. Then, I met some of the others in passing, but really got to know everyone during the production.

Suzanne:   Oh, cool And had you ever done any wrestling before?

R.J.   I hadn’t; this was my first time. I had done martial arts, like karate, jujitsu, and some other stuff of that nature, but [this was] very different, very different techniques, very different forms. Even the rules and type of skills are night and day from other martial arts and other sports like that.

Suzanne:   Oh, cool. So, I guess you answered my next question. It was whether you played any other sports, but you did martial arts.

R.J.   Martial Arts and soccer and quite a few other things. I’m a big believer in the sports. I think everyone should have played a sport at least once in their life, a team sport, because it really, definitely builds camaraderie and mental mental stability and strength in numbers, and it’s a great opportunity. I’m a firm believer of that.

Suzanne:   Cool. And where was the film shot?

R.J.   So, we shot the majority of it and now outside Nashville, Tennessee, where it was kind of based. Then, we shot the teaser and some pickup scenes in Los Angeles.

Suzanne:   Okay, and how long did it take to shoot?

R.J.   So, the first more than half of it, we shot pretty much everything except for like a handful of scenes with Terrence [Howard]. We tried [to shoot] everything but Terrence’s stuff in three months, and then four years later, we shot the rest of it.

Suzanne:   Wow.

R.J.   So, we had a massive hiatus.

Suzanne:   Was that because he was busy, or…?

R.J.   Well, actually, it was originally cast with a different character. Originally, we had a different entity, and Terrence wasn’t involved, and [we had] some other stuff with the production. We had to halt production and were able to utilize the project and come back to it. And this project almost didn’t get made, to be honest.

Suzanne:   Okay, what happened?

R.J.   Many different things. Producer, error, and [we] no longer have those producers [as] part of this project. And just timing. We couldn’t find the right coach. We couldn’t really – just logistics, a lot of logistics, a lot of bureaucracies and different aspects of industry life initially halted the project. Then, when you halt a project, it takes takes time and money to start back up. Then, we had to go and get investors and new funding and restructure the film. You know, it’s one of those things where it’s like, “Is it gonna come back?” You do a project, and you’re like, “All right, well, we still have, like, more than a quarter of the film to shoot.” You’re like, “Okay, well, yes, yes, yes, we’re going to film it; we’re going to film it; we’re going to film it,” but then you hear that for like 20 years. And luckily, we were able to come back and finish the film, and now we have this great project.


Cool. So, how is it working with the Terrence?

R.J.   Great, you know… Terrence was great. Johnathon Schaech and Grace Victoria Cox and Colton [Haynes], you know, we had such an interesting lineup of actors. And everyone who was a part of it was just so behind this film and believed in this film so much to make it happen. It really was a unique and humbling experience to be able to create this film and have the support that we did behind this film.

Suzanne:   Great, and what do you hope the film achieves?

R.J.   I hope the film achieves entertainment. I really think that’s the overall goal. I hope people are entertained when they watch this film, that they can take something away from this film, be it great or small, but really, first and foremost, enjoy it.

Suzanne:   Yeah, good. It’s enjoyable. And was it mostly filmed before the pandemic?

R.J.   Oh, yeah, we shot two years ago.

Suzanne:   That’s when you finished it?

R.J.   Two a half years ago. That’s when we finished it. And then five years before that.

Suzanne:   That’s a long time. You’re like an old man now.

R.J.   Yeah, I was 21, 22 when I started it; I’m 28 now. I’ll be I’ll be 30 soon. So, I very happy that we have this film out before I turned 30.

Suzanne:   Yeah. So, you said you’ve been traveling during the pandemic. So, there was never a time when you were just like stuck at home bored or wondering what was going on? That’s great.

R.J.   No, I mean, most of my work, when it comes to philanthropic and community outreach and development, when a pandemic or something like this happens is usually when I get the busiest. This is a time where people need moral support; they need they need industry meters; they need helping hands. My job right now, through the foundation, is an everyday job where it’s online, yes, but then it’s also a lot of in person information and kind of guiding through it, because it’s a community development project. So, it’s construction and all kinds of other things.

Suzanne:   Oh, tell us about the foundation.

R.J.   So, it’s called the Roy Frank and Joann Cole Mitte foundation. We focus on elder care, education, disability services, youth development and aging in higher ed as well. We have a scholarship and grant program. Right now, we only have around 12 applicants on scholarship at the moment that we’re reviewing, but at any time we have 12 to 30 students, but right now, we restructured the grant program to focus on this community development build in Brownsville, Texas. So, that’s been the focus of the grants for the past four years. So, we’ve given money in donations to many charitable organizations, primarily focusing in Central and rural Texas. So, being in philanthropy and philanthropic endeavors are something that are a very big part of my life, and I was very happy to be able to link this movie to a charity, which is actually called United Cerebral Palsy nationally based out of Central Florida, and we actually gave points of this film to that organization. So, they’ll get money in perpetuity.

Suzanne:   That’s great.  So, do you have any other acting projects coming out that you can tell us about?

R.J.   I do. I have another one called The Oak Room. It’s on VOD right now in the US; we just got released in the UK. It’s a Canadian film, but we haven’t released in Canada yet. So, we’ll be releasing Canada soon. And that’s a story, in a story, in a story, in a story narrated by a story, and it’s a very unique film, and I’m very excited to be a part of that. [I’m] really focusing on getting Triumph out there. I’m just supporting that wholeheartedly. I have another film that I’m in the middle of production on – we got halted by the pandemic – called Issac. We’re gonna be coming back to that, possibly next month, but, really, we’ll see how that goes. You just never know. And then I’m just looking for new projects, looking for other things. I work with the Film Commission in South Texas and am doing some stuff there. So, I’m doing a lot of community outreach and leadership.

Suzanne:   You sound busy.

R.J.   I work every day.

Suzanne:   That’s great. And who would be your role models in life?

R.J.   My grandparents were very big role models to me. One was a marine oil worker guy and the other one was a coach, businessman type mogul and was in a wheel chair, was fully paralyzed on this left side from a stroke in the early 90s and could only say, “Shit, damn, and 123,” but very big role models, both of them to me, and my grandmothers as well. They taught me a lot, and I definitely still look up to them today.

Suzanne:   What about your acting role models?

R.J.   I didn’t really have any acting role models. It wasn’t really something that I was pursuing when I started [in] this industry. There’re a lot of actors I respect very much, but I’m kind of one of those people that most of my role models are deceased, so they can’t let me down.

Suzanne:   That’s true. That’s true. So, two of your co stars have played superheroes on The CW and your character mentioned superpowers in the movie. What is your favorite superhero?

R.J.   Oh, I’m a Batman guy. I’m a Batman-Joker guy. Yeah, I always thought he was a great character. Yeah, so, Batman, Green Lantern, the whole Justice League vibe, I enjoy that. Spawn. I don’t know if you know Spawn.

Suzanne:   Yeah, I’ve heard of it.

R.J.   Cool.

Suzanne:   Yeah, I grew up with comics, but I don’t remember if Spawn might have been after my time, but I stopped reading in the early 80s.

R.J.   Late 90s. Yeah.

Suzanne:   I heard of [it]. I think there was a movie, wasn’t there?

R.J.   Yes, there was a movie. It’s like, he’s kind of like a devil, but he’s like a good devil. But, yeah, I like super [heroes]. I’m a big fan of the the superhero franchises. So, yeah, I like comics. I used to read a bunch of comics.

Suzanne:   Cool. And do you watch the ones on The CW? Were you familiar with your costars’ work on those shows?

R.J.   I am. I am familiar with Arrow and some of the other CW stuff. I actually auditioned for a couple of superhero shows. Didn’t get the parts, but definitely was an honor to be able to audition for them. And yeah, I enjoy them.

Suzanne:   And Johnathon played…Jonah Hex.

R.J.   Jonah Hex. Yeah, I really liked him as Jonah Hex.

Suzanne:   And that comic I definitely read. I remember that. He’s great in it.

R.J.   I’m a big western guy. I’m a big western guy. So, I loved Jonah Hex, and then, I thought he was great on The CW. Yeah, he’s such a character. Johnathon is such a wealth of knowledge and talent, and out of all the actors I worked with on Triumph, he was the one that I’m the closest to.

Suzanne:   Cool. Well, he played your dad; that makes sense.

R.J.   Yeah, he was definitely a great father figure in them and was a tremendous individual to have on set. He definitely raised the vibration high.

Suzanne:   Cool. Is there anything else that you’d like tell us about the movie or your role in it?

R.J.   Yeah, [I’m] just very excited that it’s out; this was a labor of love. It’s based on real events. And, you know, people, the whole team, really cares about this project and believes in this project and in really pushing forward for it. So, we’re very excited to be able to share it with everyone, and I hope everyone enjoys [it].

Interview Transcribed by Jamie of http://www.scifivision.com


RJ Mitte Biography

Best known for his portrayal of Walter “Flynn” White Jr. for five riveting seasons of AMC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning dramatic thriller “Breaking Bad,” RJ Mitte is an actor, advocate and philanthropist who has carved out his niche in Hollywood by breaking down stereotypes and changing people’s mindsets with his easy going demeanor and positive outlook. As Walt Jr., referred to by fans as “The Breakfast King,” Mitte acted as the cerebral palsy afflicted son of Walter (Bryan Cranston) and Skyler White (Anna Gunn). As Walter continues his descent into drug manufacturing and trade, Walt Jr. finds himself torn between his father’s deceit, his mother’s protectiveness, and his own developing sense of independence as a disabled teenager. Walter Jr.’s cerebral palsy on the show was embellished, as he had to learn how to walk on crutches and slur his speech to create a more dramatic version of his own disability.

At the age of three, Louisiana native Mitte was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but that has never deterred his drive to succeed in television and film. A chance encounter with a casting director led to his move to Los Angeles and Mitte quickly landed roles on various shows such as “Weeds,” NBC’s “Vegas,” “Everybody Hates Chris” and co-starred on ABC Family’s primetime hit show “Switched at Birth,” until being cast in his life-changing role on “Breaking Bad.” Mitte has since made his way to the big screen, starring in multiple indie films in the past few years, including DIXIELAND, starring in his first non-handicapped leading role and TIME SHARE, winner of Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting in 2018.

Never one to shy away from an opportunity to take his talents to new avenues, RJ was thrust into the global spotlight as the celebrity face and model of GAP International’s “Lived in Spring” campaign; with his image appearing on mediums such as billboards, buses, and life-sized posters in cities across the world from Tokyo to the US,. He has since cemented himself as a face to know in the fashion world after walking in Men’s Fashion Week in Milan, Berlin and New York City for Vivienne Westwood, soPopular and Ovadia & Sons. He’s also a member of Kenneth Cole’s “Courageous Class;” for talent recognized for using their platform for advocacy and creating social change.

Throughout the years, Mitte has been an inspiration to his peers around the world by championing his cerebral palsy in hopes of removing the stigma associated with disabilities. In order to bring awareness to his own issues with bullying and prejudice, Mitte has engaged in public speaking and serves as the official Ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy and partners with Shriners Hospitals for Children to spearhead their #CutTheBull campaign to advocate on anti-bullying measures. He’s also involved with SAG-AFTRA as a committee member of the union’s IAPWD (I Am a Performer With Disabilities).

Inspired By Screenwriter Michael D. Coffey’s True Story
Inspired by a true story, a bright and determined high school senior strives to be a wrestler despite having cerebral palsy. Going to extreme lengths, he crushes obstacles and inspires others along his journey to prove his abilities.
Directed By: Brett Leonard
Written By: Michael D. Coffey
Starring: RJ Mitte, Terrence Howard, Colton Haynes, Johnathon Schaech, Grace Victoria Cox
Produced By: Massimiliano Musina, Michael Clofine, Michael D. Coffey
Executive Produced by: Terrence Howard, RJ Mitte, Jonathan Bross, Mira Howard, Raz Winiarsky, Tyler W. Konney and Gabrielle Tuite
Distributor: Relativity Media

Proofread and Edited by Brenda

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, April 29, 2021

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Recap written by Eva

Kyle and Jack are happy that the manufacturing crisis at Jabot has ended and that Ashland Locke will be going back to New York as soon as he is out of the hospital. Victor is worried because his security team is unable to find Adam. Sally tells Jack she has deep feelings for him and will work hard to earn back his trust. Summer wants to announce her engagement to Kyle and begin to plan their weeding. Faith is taken to the hospital and after running tests, Nate tells Sharon and Nick Faith has an infection that has damaged her kidneys. Nate consults with specialists and later tells Nick that Faith may need a kidney transplant and since Faith has a rare blood type it could be hard to find a match for her.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, April 29, 2021

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Philip told Gabi that there was something between them, but she wasn’t over her ex. Abby interrupted them so she could take Gabi to lunch. Jack introduced Steve to Gwen. Steve didn’t welcome her. He told her she needed to treat Abby the way she deserved to be treated. When Steve left, Jack asked Gwen what Kayla said. Gwen said she was pregnant. She said she was keeping Chad’s baby. Jake went to Chad to ask him if he heard from Kate. Kristen went to check on Kate. She told Kate that she was going away alone. Kristen said Kate got a text from Jake. Kristen responded to the text. She told Kate she was going to get rid of her. Kate wanted to know why she was going to all of that trouble to get rid of her. Chad told Jake that Gwen was pregnant. Abby told Gabi that she needed to talk to someone. Abby told her Gwen was pregnant and she wanted to keep the baby. Jack was surprised that Gwen wanted to keep her baby. He said it was going to make it difficult for her and Abby to have a good relationship. Gwen said her keeping the baby had nothing to do with Chad and Abby. Chad told Jake that Gwen was definitely pregnant with his child. Jake wondered how Abby was dealing with it. Chad said she was having a hard time. Gwen told Jack that she was keeping the baby because of the way she was raised. He told her he felt guilty about what happened to her. She told him not to feel guilty. Gabi told Abby she felt bad for her. Abby asked if she would help her out. Gabi didn’t know what to do. Abby said Gwen wouldn’t have an abortion. She said she didn’t know how to move on with her life. Gabi told her she didn’t know the answer to that or she would be able to move on from Jake.

Gwen told Jack that she talked to Chad about keeping the baby. Jack asked about Abby. She said she tried to tell Abby how she felt, but she didn’t want to listen to her. She told him that she was going to leave Salem to raise the baby. Chad told Jake that Gwen didn’t want him to be a part of the baby’s life. He said he couldn’t turn his back on the baby. Gabi told Abby what happened when she tried to sleep with Philip. Kristen told Kate that she made it clear that she wasn’t going to give up Jake. She said she would have to take care of the problem. Jake told Chad that Abby’s love for him could withstand a lot. Jake said she understood that he slept with Gwen. He said she would understand the baby. He said he had to find Kate. Kristen pulled out a Kate mask. Kate told her it wasn’t going to work. Kristen said it would work because it always did. She said she would tell Jake that she was leaving Salem. Kate told her she wasn’t going to get away with it. Kristen said she shouldn’t keep Jake waiting. Jake went to see Philip to ask if he saw Kate. Philip said he didn’t see her. Gabi told Abby to go back to her perfect life and get over Chad having a baby with Gwen. Gwen told Jack that she didn’t want Abby to run into her. She said she was going to be showing soon. She said she didn’t think Abby would ever approve of her baby. She said the best thing to do was to create distance between her and Abby. Jack wanted to know where she was going. He told her he couldn’t let her go. He told her to pack her things and move in with him. She asked about Abby. He said it was his problem. He said it would work itself out. Kristen dressed up as Kate and brushed Jake off.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Sally asks Summer to give her a chance to put her psst behind her and make a fresh start in Genoa City. Sally also tells Summer that because of all the anamosity between them she lost Jack who she was beginning to love. Jack is surprised when he overhears Sally tell Summer she has feelings for him.

Kyle has a talk with Tara who tells him the heart attack has changed Ashland and he has fixed the problems with the Jabot factories, as well as continuing with plans to advertise Jabot products on his new health and beauty platform. Jack and Kyle have a long talk about whether they should continue with the deal with Ashland in the end they decide to continue with the deal but get out of it as soon as Jabot has recovered from this crisis.

Adam calls Sharon to tell her he is okay and he is someplace where he can heal. Adam asks Sharon if he can call her once in a while to check on Chelsea and Connor. Adam also asks Sharon not to tell anyone he called her. Rey tells Michael he thinks Chelsea framed Adam and Michael tells him to follow his instinct. Rey interviews Chloe and notices she gets upset when he suggests that she is protecting Adam. Esther tells Nina she misses working at the Chancellor mansion so Nina suggests she work there once and a while. Faith feels queasy but decides to go to school and her first group therapy session. Faith is talking to her grandmother and her mom at Crimson Lights when she suddenly passes out.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Lucas and Sami were on the phone talking about him lying to Chloe about his brain tumor. Chloe walked in on him while he was talking. He got off the phone. He wanted to know how much she heard. She said she heard enough and wanted him to tell her the truth. Jan went to see Shawn at the police station. She asked if he was working on Belle’s coat. She told him that she pointed out that Belle’s button was missing. She said Belle didn’t notice. She said Belle killed Charlie. Shawn said she didn’t kill Charlie and he was going to prove that she didn’t. He said Melinda needed to drop the charges against her. Melinda said she wasn’t going to drop the charges. Belle told John and Marlena that Sami was the one who killed Charlie. Belle said Sami hated her enough to frame her. Marlena said Sami didn’t hate her. Belle said Sami did hate her. Sami came out and wanted to know what they were talking about. Belle told her that she framed her. When Theo and Ciara were about to leave the hospital, Ben showed up. Chloe said she didn’t understand why Lucas told Sami that he was sick when he didn’t want anyone else to know. He said he wanted to tell Sami. Chloe said he should see her doctor. He said he would think about it. She said she made him an appointment. She said the doctor was waiting for them. Sami told Belle that she didn’t kill Charlie. Melinda and Shawn argued over whether or not Belle killed Charlie. He wanted him off the case. He said he was still going to prove that Belle didn’t do it. When he walked away, Melinda said there was evidence out there and she was going to find it. Nicole went to see Rafe and Ava to talk about Belle’s button being at Charlie’s place. While they were talking, Rafe got a message from Trask. He said he had to go. Ava told Nicole that Rafe kissed her. Ava told Rafe what made him kiss her. Nicole said he shouldn’t have done that. When Rafe showed up at the station, Melinda told him she wanted Shawn off the case. He told her she didn’t have any evidence He said he was going to the crime scene to prove that Belle didn’t kill Charlie. When Rafe left, Jan told Melinda that she would help her get Belle. Belle continued to accuse Sami of framing her. Marlena said Sami couldn’t have killed Charlie because she was on a plane. Sami said she wouldn’t have framed Belle. Sami left to fix another problem. Chloe tried to convince Lucas to go to the doctor. Ben told Ciara he wanted to give her something. She said she didn’t want anything from him. He gave her the engagement ring. She said she didn’t want it. She said she didn’t want anything to remind her that she was insane enough to be in love with him. He said to take it for her father.

Ava wanted to know if Nicole was mad at her. Nicole said Rafe wasn’t the tough guy he wanted people to think he was. Ava said she and Rafe were getting closer. She said he let her stay because they enjoyed each other’s company. Nicole didn’t think he was interested in her. Belle told John and Marlena that she hated that Sami was right. She said if he thought she was the one in the coat the police were going to think it. John said they were going to figure out who framed her. Marlena thought they should keep the information to themselves until the killer was found. Jan told Melinda that she needed to hear what she had to say. She told Melinda that she was in a coma. She said she went to see Marlena and heard John say he saw Belle kill Charlie. Melinda said she heard about the things Jan did and didn’t believe her. Jan said the conversation was recorded. Lucas told Chloe that he couldn’t go to the doctor with her. He said the only reason he said anything was because of Sami. Sami came in and asked if the tumor was affecting his behavior. Chloe told Sami that she wanted to help Lucas. Sami told him she would kill him if he told her the truth. Melinda told Jan it was convenient that she had the recording. Jan said she had the recording. Melinda wanted to get her statement. Jan said John would try to kill her if he knew she made a statement. Melinda said she might not need her statement. Shawn went to John and Marlena’s place to tell them that Melinda took him off the case. Nicole told Ava that she and Rafe have been friends. Nicole said she wanted him to be happy. Ava thought Nicole didn’t she was good enough for him. Ben wanted Ciara to take the washer as a reminder of Bo. John told Shawn that he remembered Belle killing Charlie while he was hypnotized. Shawn told Belle that he didn’t have to report what he heard because he was off the case. Rafe told Melinda that there was no evidence against Belle. Melinda told him there was new evidence. Nicole told Ava that she and Rafe were from two different worlds. Ava said she knew that when she moved in with him. Nicole said it was because Charlie was after her. Ava reminded her that Charlie was dead. Nicole said she didn’t understand why she stayed with Rafe. Ava said it was because she was broke. They got into an argument over Rafe wanting Ava to stay with him. Nicole told her she forgot that she was married. Ava said Eric did too. Nicole wanted to leave. Ava apologized to her. Rafe went to John and Marlena’s place. Rafe said he had to take John down for questioning. He played the recording of him saying Belle killed Charlie.

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B&B Short Recap Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Hope and Liam are together at the cabin. He’s overjoyed that she’s letting him move back in. She’s concerned about him, but he doesn’t tell her about what happened or why he’s been so upset. Later, Hope tells Brooke that she’s letting Liam move back in. Baker questions Bill in his office at Spencer about Liam and his involvement with Vinny. Bill is indignant and evasive. Liam arrives, happily telling Bill that Hope has welcomed him back, before he sees Baker. Baker asks him whether he killed Vinny.

At Forrester, Quinn goes on and on to Carter about how she and Eric are not doing well. He tries to be supportive and urges her to fight for her marriage. Meanwhile, Donna and Eric are chatting before he goes off on a short business trip. She can tell something is wrong between him and Quinn, but she doesn’t say anything. She’s straightening his tie when Quinn enters and sees them. Quinn keeps her temper in check while she says goodbye to Eric, hoping that they can get closer once he’s back. He reminds her that he’s still not ready for that.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Recap written by Eva

Devon tells Amanda that if she implies that Victor or one of his employees had her father killed he might come after her because he wants to fight the accusations against him. Devon tells Amanda that he intends to start a small music label called Winters Mood to find up-and-coming jazz artists. Devon intends to give part of the proceeds from the label to the Abbott Winters substance abuse center. Nick and Victoria mend their relationship and talk about their kids and share pictures of them. Nikki argues with Victor because he keeps fighting with Victoria about business. Elena tries to reconnect with Nate but even their conversation about work is awkward. Victor’s head of security tells him they have been unable to find Adam, so Victor tells his men to look for Adam in Vegas. Lily gets upset with Billy because he asks Tara Locke to ask her husband to reconsider his deal with Victor. Billy also tells Tara Victor forced Ashland to sign the deal with him while he was having a heart attack. Billy realizes that Lily was. right and once he tells her he was wrong they make up.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Ben told Theo not to leave town with Ciara. Theo told him that Ciara didn’t want to remember him. He said Ciara didn’t want to remember being with a serial killer. Ben said he loved her. He told Theo he would stay away from Ciara if he didn’t take her to South Africa. Theo said it wasn’t about him. Ben told him he loved Ciara. Theo said it was her choice and he wasn’t talking her out of it. Ben told him to give him a few days to wrap his head around it. He asked Theo to give him a few days. Shawn told Ciara that he found Hope in Morocco. He said she was happy about Ciara being home. He said she was going to be in Salem tomorrow. John was upset that he remembered Belle killing Charlie. Marlena said he remembered a few details. He said he saw her kill Charlie. Belle told Claire that she didn’t kill Charlie. Claire asked how a button from her coat got there. Jan ran into Nicole. They talked about Belle killing Charlie. Nicole said Belle wouldn’t kill anyone. Jan said Belle made sure Charlie wouldn’t hurt anyone again. Nicole said she didn’t approve of murder. Jan said she used to. She said Rafe must have thought Belle was guilty or he wouldn’t have arrested her. Rafe talked to Ava about his relationship with Hope. Ciara told Shawn that she was leaving Salem. Theo told Ben that he wasn’t going to stop Ciara from leaving. Ben said he loved her. Theo told him that he needed to let Ciara go. Rafe and Ava talked about Belle being arrested for Charlie’s murder. Ava wanted to know how Belle explained her button being in Charlie’s apartment. Rafe said he didn’t think Belle did it. Jan told Nicole that Belle did a good thing by getting rid of Charlie. Jan said Claire told her what Charlie did. She said she felt like she could have killed him herself. Belle went to see John and Marlena to let them know she was okay. Belle told them Justin thought the police didn’t have enough evidence. She said it wasn’t as if anyone saw her there. John said he saw her. He said he went over to Charlie’s place and saw her shoot Charlie. Shawn told Ciara that she shouldn’t move. She asked if it was because of Ben. Shawn said Ben was dedicated to finding her. Ciara said she heard all of it before. She wanted him to stop convincing her that she and Ben belonged together. She said she didn’t want him in her life. Shawn said she didn’t have to move. She said she kept telling her to stay away from her, but he wouldn’t listen. She said she wanted to get away from him. She said no one was going to change her mind. Ben told Claire that Theo and Ciara were leaving. He said he had to stop them. Claire wanted to know what he was going to do. He said she was going to help him.

Jan told Nicole that she would have been willing to kill Charlie herself. She said she didn’t because she was in a coma. Belle was upset that John said he saw her kill Charlie. She asked why he didn’t say anything sooner. John said he didn’t remember then. He told her what happened the night he went to Charlie’s place. He said he blacked out and couldn’t account for what happened. He said he heard the shooting. He said he convinced Marlena to hypnotize him. He told her he saw Belle with the gun. He said she was wearing the red coat. Belle said she wasn’t there. She said she was telling the truth. Shawn told Ciara that she didn’t have to leave today. He said to see Hope. Ciara said she didn’t want to be in Salem. She said to tell Hope to meet her South Africa. She didn’t want Ben harassing her again. Shawn said he only showed her mementos. She said Ben tried to stab her with a needle. She asked if he understood why she didn’t want to be around Ben. Shawn asked if she could stay a few more days. Ben told Claire that he was going to kidnap Ciara. Claire told him he wasn’t thinking clearly. He said he was going to take her to the cabin and make her remember him. He said Ciara loved him. He told Claire to think of a way to stop Theo while he kidnapped Ciara. Claire said she wasn’t going to help him. Ben told Claire that Ciara wouldn’t come back if she left. Claire told him Ciara would freak out if she kidnapped her. He said she was wrong. Claire said Ciara only remembered her setting the cabin on fire. He said he would make her remember. She said doing something this drastic was a huge mistake. She said he would push Ciara away. He was upset that Claire wouldn’t distract Theo. She said she was his friend, but she wasn’t going to do it. He said he would do it on his own. Belle asked John if he saw her face. He said he didn’t. Marlena said it could have been someone else. Belle said it was her coat because the button was missing. She said someone else was there. She said she was set up. Nicole told Jan to go back in her coma. Nicole reminded her of what she did to Belle. Jan reminded her of what she did in the past. Nicole said she changed. Jan said she did too, but she has to convince people of it. Jan told Nicole that she was in love with Rafe even though she’s married. While Rafe and Ava were talking, they kissed each other. John told Belle that he saw her wearing her coat. Belle said he saw someone wearing her coat and shot Charlie. Belle wanted to know who would hate her enough to frame her. She said she knew who did it.

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Y&R Short Recap Monday, April 26, 2021

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Recap written by Christine

Victoria was determined to take Newman Enterprises to new heights, now that she was no longer held back by fear of what Victor would think of her business decisions. She wanted Nikki to help her. Nikki changed the subject instead of agreeing or refusing to help. Billy brought Lily up to speed on Ashland’s heart attack and Victor and Victoria’s feud. Lily questioned Victoria’s motives for going to Billy’s room to deliver this news in person. They then set business aside and had a wonderful time on their date. Victoria showed up, and Billy told her how proud he was of her for letting Victor have it. Victoria issued a warning that Victor might go after ChancComm. Lily thought she and Billy were able to handle it. Victoria didn’t think Billy and Lily were a match for Victor. Lily and Billy went home and made love. Billy checked the news and learned Victor finalized the sale of Cyaxares. Victoria gave a quote to the news saying she wished Victor success, and she’d be focusing on Newman Enterprises. Chelsea fooled Nate into thinking she wasn’t fully recovered.

Faith told her parents how Moses stood up for her at school. They were pleased she had a friend from a family they knew well. Sharon confided in Nick that Rey moved out. Nick gave Sharon marriage advice. Moses told Faith about going to Alateen with his dad. That helped ease her fears about rehab. Faith talked to Nikki about rehab and received more encouragement. Chelsea was frustrated by how slowly her plan was playing out. She wanted to leave Genoa City and go to Connor. Rey went to Chelsea’s and overheard her talking. Chelsea pretended she was still partially paralyzed when she invited him in. She flatly refused when he asked her to bring Connor home and make it seem like he was sick in order to lure Adam out of hiding. Chelsea said a good man like Rey wouldn’t use a child as bait. Rey admitted he was being consumed by hatred of Adam, and that scared him. Chelsea commiserated about letting Adam become an obsession, but she told Rey that he was predisposed to do the right thing, unlike the rest of people. Rey seemed struck by what she said, and he looked suspicious.


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Days Short Recap Monday, April 26, 2021

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Paulina accused Chanel of working with Xander. Chanel said she was scamming Xander. He said she wasn’t. Paulina gave a rundown of the things Xander has done. Jake caught Kristen in the DiMera mansion. He said he knew who she was. He said she was Susan. He wanted to know why she was in the house. She said she had a premonition about him with Gabi. Gabi told Philip that she wanted to have sex with him. Chanel told Paulina that Xander was going to give her half of what she was going to give him. Paulina said she was trying to scam her. Chanel said she married Xander so he could be her meal ticket. Paulina decided to rip up the check. Chanel wanted to know what she was doing. She said she was going to be stuck with Xander. Paulina told her that she made her bed so she had to lie in it. Chanel told Xander that it was his fault that they didn’t get the money. Xander said it wasn’t his fault. They ended up arguing with each other. She told him she wanted a divorce. Theo talked to Abe about leaving with Ciara. Theo said Ciara was scared of Ben so they were leaving. Abe said he was afraid of him getting hurt. Theo said he knew what he was doing.

Kristen told Jake that her premonitions were never wrong. She said Gabi was in his arms. Jake said he used to be with Gabi. He said he was with Kate now. He noticed something on the floor. Xander told Chanel that she could have her divorce. He told her to give her the ring back. She said he told her to keep it. She said she would sell it if she were him. She gave him the ring back. Paulina ran into Abe and told him that Xander and Chanel were trying to scam her for $10 million. She said she was leaving Salem. Jake ended up seeing a glass on the floor. Kristen told him that her vision was the real deal. She said she saw him and Gabi in a passionate romance. He told her it was over. She said Kate may be in his bed, but Gabi was in his heart. Abe was upset that Paulina was leaving after the project she started. He accused her of giving up. She said she wouldn’t give up. She said she was settling some affairs and then staying in Salem. Philip and Gabi started to make love. She was thinking about Jake. She told Philip that she couldn’t do it.

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Days Short Recap Friday, April 23, 2021

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Xander met with Chanel at Julie’s Place. They were excited about the big pay day they were getting from her mother. Paulina showed up and wanted to know how much he wanted. He said he wanted ten million dollars. She laughed in his face. She didn’t want him with her daughter, but she couldn’t afford it. Xander didn’t believe her. Chanel asked her to give him the money so she could end her marriage. Paulina told her it wasn’t her fault she ended up with him and not a rich man. He tried to negotiate with Paulina. Chanel pleaded with her to let get out of her marriage. Xander agreed to lower his price to one million dollars. Paulina finally agreed to write him a check. He noticed the check wasn’t the million he wanted. She told him that he didn’t deserve what she gave him. He had to take it or leave it. He agreed to take it. Chanel didn’t understand what he did accepting one hundred thousand dollars. She said they had to split that in half. Paulina wanted to know what she meant.

Kristen went to warn Kate that she had a premonition about her being in danger. She said she had to get out of town. Kate said she was already leaving town with Jake. She said that Kate shouldn’t go with him because he was after her. She told him to get far away from Jake. Kate wanted her to leave. She warned Kate again, but her real voice slipped out. Kate noticed and snatched her wig off. She admitted she was there to break up her relationship with Jake. She had to do it for Vivian. Kate wanted Kristen to get out so she could be with Jake. Kristen knocked her out. Jake showed up and wanted to know who Susan was. She looked at Kate’s lifeless body on the floor. Lucas went to see Chloe. He noticed she was upset and he thought Brady was the reason why she was mad. She admitted she had feelings for Brady. She knew he was committed to Kristen. Lucas told her that she was too good of a person to waste time on Brady. He thought she should focus on someone who wanted him. Chloe wondered if he was talking about himself. Lucas wondered what would have happened if he didn’t leave to take care of Allie. Chloe was surprised to hear what he had to say. He lied to her and said he had a brain tumor. He asked her not to say anything about it to anyone. He said he didn’t want to die without love. She told him that she had feelings for Brady. She said she couldn’t turn her feelings off like that. She said she would support him any way she could.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Brady wanted “Susan” to watch Rachel while he went to see Vivian. She wanted to know why he wanted to see her. He said Vivian had something to tell him. She told him that she couldn’t watch Rachel because she had something to do. Chloe saw Brady and wanted to let him know she was willing to quit. She didn’t want to make things uncomfortable. She apologized for misreading his signals. He let her know that he did have feelings for her. He wanted to deny them, but the feelings were getting stronger. She wanted to know if he wanted to be with her. He let her know that he couldn’t forget about what he had with Kristen. She understood but she felt like she should quit. Brady didn’t want her to do that and said he would work at the office.

Kristen went to see Vivian at the prison. Vivian told her that she was going to tell Brady the truth because she didn’t break up Jake and Kate’s relationship. Kristen wanted more time to make the plan work. She warned Vivian not to threaten her because she took care of the last person who threatened to expose her. Kristen left the prison so Vivian called Brady to cancel the appointment. Lucas told Sami that he wouldn’t help her with her plan. She reminded him that he owed her. She asked him to help save her marriage. He didn’t want to hurt Chloe. Sami said that he would be helping Kristen stay away from her. They went back and forth until Lucas changed his mind. He let her know that he didn’t approved of pretending to have feelings for Chloe. She didn’t see why he had to pretend since he had feelings for her before. Claire wanted to talk to Theo about Ciara. She wanted him to give her space to remember Ben. He told her that wouldn’t happen because she was leaving with him. Claire told him that she would eventually remember her life with Ben and he would get hurt. Theo knew it was a chance, but they were living for the day. He told her that he was leaving soon and wanted to say goodbye. She warned him that he was making a mistake, but he said it was his mistake to make. Ciara told Ben that she was leaving town with Theo. She didn’t want to be where people expected her to remember someone she didn’t. He understood but wanted to know why she was going with Theo. She said she liked being around him and he made her feel safe. She told him that Theo didn’t kill anyone. She admitted that she and Theo were more than friends. Ben told her they were married. Ciara let him know they weren’t together yet, but they wanted to see how things go. She told him that she was going away with Theo anyway. Ben started crying and agreed to give her space. He begged her not to leave Salem.

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  • ABC The Good Doctor: Waiting (4/26) Show More
    “Waiting” – After a political protest turns violent, the team races to save two young gunshot victims on an all-new episode of “The Good Doctor,” MONDAY, APRIL 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
    Guest starring is Bria Samone Henderson as Jordan Allen, Noah Galvin as Asher Wolke, Carina Bardo as Elizabeth Rodriguez and Italia Ricci as Taryn Wilkie.
    “Waiting” story by Oren Gottfried and teleplay by David Hoselton and David Shore. “Waiting” was directed Gary Hawes. Promo
  • ABC black-ish: Missions & Ambitions (4/27) Show More
    “Missions & Ambitions” – After having a conversation about deal breakers in relationships with Bow, Dre realizes that he gave up on some of his goals in life and begins tackling them. Meanwhile, Junior is scared that Olivia might leave him after she mentions her deal breakers, so Jack and Diane attempt to fix Junior on an all-new episode of “black-ish,” TUESDAY, APRIL 27 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, D)
    “Missions & Ambitions” was written by Isiah Lester & Melanie Boysaw and directed by Courtney Lilly. Promo
  • ABC mixed-ish: Tainted Love (4/27) Show More
    “Tainted Love” – After the Johnson family discovers Harrison on a date, Paul decides to give Harrison some dating advice, which turns things upside down. Meanwhile, Alicia feels a little insecure after finding out all of her children go to Aunt Denise for advice instead of coming to her on an all-new episode of “mixed-ish,” TUESDAY, APRIL 27 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG)
    “Tainted Love” was written by Carolyn Portner and directed by Millicent Shelton. Promo
    “White Lion” – Cassie and Jenny hear that a body has been discovered on the Kleinsasser ranch and, fearing the worst, Jenny takes the investigation up a notch, but the Kleinsassers have a plan of their own. Meanwhile, Cassie teams up with Lindor to follow a hot lead on Ronald, who, suspicious that his whereabouts have been revealed, decides to do some damage control—or perhaps just damage, on “Big Sky,” TUESDAY, APRIL 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
    Guest starring is Omar Metwally as Mark Lindor, Michael Raymond-James as Blake Kleinsasser, Ryan Dorsey as Rand Kleinsasser, Britt Robertson as Cheyenne Kleinsasser, Kyle Schmid as John Wayne Kleinsasser and Michelle Forbes as Margaret Kleinsasser.
    “White Lion” was written by Elwood Reid and Morenike Balogun, and directed by Christina Voros. Promo
  • ABC The Goldbergs: Daddy Daughter Day 2 (4/28) Show More
    “Daddy Daughter Day 2” – Following Erica and Geoff’s breakup, Murray decides to take Erica out on a daddy-daughter date to cheer her up. Meanwhile, Adam is excited to participate in the school senior prank until his conscience catches up with him and he enlists Beverly’s help to get him out of it on a new episode of “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT and PDT/7:00-7:30 p.m. CDT/9:00-9:30 p.m. MDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
    Guest starring is Sadie Stanley as Brea Bee, Kenny Ridwan as Dave Kim, Stephen Tobolowsky as Principal Ball, Anthony Michael Hall as Mr. Perott, Sean Marquette as Johnny Atkins, Zayne Emory as JC Spink and Alex Jennings as Carla.
    “Daddy Daughter Day 2” was written by Aaron Kaczander and Erik Weiner, and directed by Mary Lambert. Promo
  • ABC Home Economics: Triple Scoop of Ice Cream, $6.39 (4/28) Show More
    “Triple Scoop of Ice Cream, $6.39” – When Tom and Sarah discover that their parents have been spending time at Connor’s house and not theirs, jealousy rears its ugly head. But when it looks like there might be more grandparent time for everyone, they learn to be careful what they wish for on “Home Economics,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L)
    Guest starring is Lidia Porto as Lupe, Nora Dunn as Muriel, Phil Reeves as Marshall and Valarie Pettiford as Rachel.
    “Triple Scoop of Ice Cream, $639” was written by Michael Colton and John Aboud, and directed by Randall Winston. Promo
  • Acorn TV Bäckström – Monday, April 26 Show More
    Series Premiere
    Based on Leif GW Persson’s popular Swedish crime novels, this series centers around detective Evert Bäckström (Kjell Bergqvist) – a rock star among cops who is famous for having solved 99% of all cases he has taken on. Starring as a TV expert doesn’t help his ego or reputation -he thinks he’s a genius – and he is, at solving crimes. When a woman’s skull is found, it seems she was murdered recently, but DNA points to her death in the 2004 tsunami. Prosecutor Hanna Hwass (Livia Millhagen) believes it’s a mistake, but Bäckström sees a case only he can solve: a woman who has died twice.  Promo
  • Adult Swim Final Space – Saturday, May 1, 10:30pm Show More
    The Chamber of Doubt
    As an infection grows within Bolo, the crew races to help before he’s lost to them forever. Promo
  • BET The Oval – Tuesday, April 27, 9:00PM Show More
    Hidden Secrets
    The President and First Lady team up to deal with their son’s behavior. Barry and Sharon’s relationship continues to crumble. Donald and Lilly’s love triangle takes a turn. Promo
  • CBS THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Monday, April 26 Show More
    George Lopez Guest Stars as Victor Alvarez, Calvin’s Business Rival
    “Welcome to the Challenge” – When Victor Alvarez (George Lopez), owner of auto-repair chain Motor Boys, tries to steal Calvin’s customers, the Butlers and Johnsons join forces on a plan to drum up business and give back to their community, on THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Monday, April 26 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Jim Reynolds
    DIRECTED BY: Mark Cendrowski Promo
  • CBS BOB ♥ ABISHOLA – Monday, April 26 Show More
    “TLC: Tunde’s Loving Care” – As Abishola begins studying for medical school, she offends Gloria with an insensitive comment about Gloria’s own journey of almost becoming a doctor. Also, Tunde schools a reluctant Bob on the art of home repair while helping to fix his dishwasher, on BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, Monday, April 26 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    STORY BY: Al Higgins, Gina Yashere and Nathan Chetty
    TELEPLAY BY: Gloria Bigelow, Ibet Inyang and Marla DuMont
    DIRECTED BY: Beth McCarthy Miller Promo
    “Love’s Illusions” – Lola returns to the Hall of Justice and presides over a case where Amy represents a young woman accused of a swatting incident that resulted in the Dean of a university being shot. Also, Amy and Rachel make up, and Amy brings her divorce papers to her dying husband, on ALL RISE, Monday, April 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Briana Belser
    DIRECTED BY: Claudia Yarmy Promo
    100th Episode Directed by Emmy Award Winner Joe Morton
    “The Law of the Jungle” – Bull is hired to help a woman determined to go against legal advice when she insists on pleading guilty to the murder of a wealthy philanthropist who preyed on her a teenager, on the 100th episode of BULL, Monday, April 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 100th episode directed by Emmy Award winner Joe Morton.
    WRITTEN BY: Marissa Matteo
    DIRECTED BY: Joe Morton Promo
    Editor’s note: The air date of this episode has changed.
    Pam Dawber Returns as Marcie Warren, an Investigative Reporter
    Steven Bauer Guest Stars as Miguel Torres, Nick Torres’ Father
    “Sangre” – Evidence from the stabbing of a Marine Sergeant leads Torres to meet his father, Miguel (Steven Bauer), who left when he was a child, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pam Dawber returns as investigative reporter Marcie Warren.
    WRITTEN BY: Marco Schnabel
    DIRECTED BY: James Whitmore, Jr. Promo
    Editor’s note: The air date of this episode has changed.
    “Brother’s Keeper” – After a man is killed by an explosive package shipped to his home, the team attempts to capture the sender and intercept his latest deadly parcel. Also, Maggie tries to trust her younger sister, Erin (Adrienne Rose Bengtsson), is truly staying out of trouble as a new college student in NYC, on FBI, Tuesday, April 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Tom Szentgyorgyi
    DIRECTED BY: Alex Chapple Promo
  • CBS FBI: MOST WANTED – Tuesday, April 27 Show More
    Editor’s note: The air date of this episode has changed.
    “Obstruction” – After a double murder takes place in a small town, the team goes after the vigilante who relies on internet sleuths to exact revenge on suspects in the name of justice. Also, Jess and Sarah’s relationship continues to grow, but not everyone approves, on FBI: MOST WANTED, Tuesday, April 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Melissa Scrivner Love
    DIRECTED BY: Ken Girotti Promo
  • CBS YOUNG SHELDON – Thursday, April 29 Show More
    Reba McEntire, Wendie Malick, Mckenna Grace and Andrea Anders Return Promo
    “A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips” – Sheldon finds himself at odds with Paige (Mckenna Grace) once again when she considers enrolling at East Texas Tech. Also, Mary seeks June’s (Reba McEntire) advice when looking for a change, on YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, April 29 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Melissa Joan Hart returns to direct.
    STORY BY: Steve Holland & Tara Hernandez & Jeremy Howe
    TELEPLAY BY: Steven Molaro & Connor Kilpatrick & Marie Cheng
    DIRECTED BY: Melissa Joan Hart
  • CBS UNITED STATES OF AL – Thursday, April 29 Show More
    “Homesick/Deghyat” – Riley, Art and Vanessa attempt to help Al feel better when he becomes homesick for his family and traditions, on UNITED STATES OF AL, Thursday, April 29 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    STORY BY: Reza Aslan, Maria Ferrari. Mahyad Tousi
    TELEPLAY BY: Dave Geotsch, Andy Gordon, Habib Zahori
    DIRECTED BY: Nikki Lorre Promo
    “Scooby-Doo Checks and Salisbury Steak” – Bonnie decides to get to the bottom of why her therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), has been so distracted. Also, Jill and Andy (Will Sasso) find themselves in a life or death situation, on MOM, Thursday, April 29 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    STORY BY: Nick Bakay, Warren Bell, Susan McMartin and Chandra Thomas
    TELEPLAY BY: Adam Chase, Anne Flett Giordano and Emlyn Crenshaw
    DIRECTED BY: James Widdoes
  • CBS B POSITIVE – Thursday, April 29 Show More
    “A Cute Asphyxiation” – Drew and Gina struggle in their new relationships. Also, Norma plans a trip to Italy with Gina, on B POSITIVE, Thursday, April 29 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    STORY BY: Jim Patterson, Heide Perlman and Dan O’Shannon
    TELEPLAY BY: Bob Daily, Jessica Kravitz and Jack O’Brien
    DIRECTED BY: Richie Keen Promo
    “Abduction + Memory + Time + Fireworks + Dispersal” – When Mac and Riley go missing and wake up 24 hours later in a corn field with no memory of how they got there, they must unravel the mystery to find who took them, and how to get rid of the nanotrackers in their bodies, no matter the cost, on the series finale of MACGYVER, Friday, April 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Monica Macer, Alessia Costantini, Andrew Klein, & Stephanie Hicks
    DIRECTED BY: David Straiton Promo
  • CBS MAGNUM P.I. – Friday, April 30 Show More
    “Before the Fall” -Magnum’s Uncle Bernardo (Steven Michael Quezada) visits and reveals a shocking secret about Thomas’ mother. Also, TC asks Higgins for help when he realizes he may have witnessed a potential murder from his helicopter, Higgins decides it’s time to tell Ethan the truth about her past and TC offers Shammy the opportunity to become a pilot, on MAGNUM P.I., Friday, April 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Mike Diaz
    DIRECTED BY: Kurt Jones Promo
  • CBS BLUE BLOODS – Friday, April 30 Show More
    “Fallen Heroes” – Jamie faces official reprimand from Frank when he refuses to explain why he contests the arrest report of a fellow officer assaulted in the field, a rising rookie with allies in City Hall. Also, Danny and Baez clash when their lead suspect for the murder of a legendary comedy club owner is one of Danny’s favorite standup comedians, and Eddie balks after she agrees to an undercover assignment for Anthony then learns his informant is Don Voorhees (James Le Gros), a former corrupt parole officer she and Jamie arrested, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, April 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Peter D’Antonio & Daniel Truly
    DIRECTED BY: David Barrett Promo
  • The CW All American – Monday, April 26 Show More
    “The Bigger Picture” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    A LITTLE HELP – When a college scout comes to talk to Spencer (Daniel Ezra), he must decide if the strings attached is worth it. Billy (Taye Diggs) realizes that the recruiting game has changed and has an idea on how to help his players. A police shooting of a young black woman hits to close to home for Olivia (Samantha Logan), leaving her to take drastic measures to get justice. Jordan is struggling with everything going on, so Spencer, Asher (Cody Christian) and JJ (guest star Hunter Clowdus) try to help him out. Layla (Greta Onieogou) is inspired by Coop (Bre-Z) when Coop does something selfless and for a good cause. Meanwhile, Grace (Karimah Westbrook) learns something about Principal Carter (guest star Lamon Archey) that shows him in a different light. Michael Evans Behling and Cody Christian also star. Dawn Wilkinson directed the episode written by Nkechi Okoro Carroll & Micah Cyrus. (#311). Original airdate 4/26/2021. Promo
  • The CW Black Lighting – Monday, April 26 Show More
    “The Book of Ruin: Chapter Four: Lyding” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
    WARNINGS – Gambi (James Remar) warns the Pierce family of a possible crisis looming. Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Marvin Jones III, Jordan Calloway and Chantal Thuy also star. The episode was written by J. Allen Brown and directed by Keesha Sharp (#409). Original airdate 4/26/2021. Promo
    “Prom Night!” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    THE FLASHBACK TO MIDVALE INTRODUCES A YOUNG CAT GRANT – Nia (Nicole Maines) and Brainy (Jesse Rath) attempt to save Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) from the Phantom Zone by time traveling back to Kara’s home in 2009. While determined to secure the item needed to help Supergirl, Brainy is worried about keeping a low profile so as not to alter the future timeline. However, when their ship crashes upon arrival, a young Kara Danvers (guest star Izabela Vidovic) is the first on the scene. Meanwhile, a young reporter named Cat Grant (guest star Eliza Helm) sets her sights on Midvale as she suspects there is a big story in the small town. Alexandra LaRoche directed the episode written by Rob Wright & Jess Kardos (#605). Original airdate 4/27/2021. Promo
  • The CW Kung Fu – Wednesday, April 28 Show More
    “Hand” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DV) (HDTV)
    KNOWING YOUR WORTH – As Nicky (Olivia Liang) and Henry (Eddie Liu) follow a new lead that brings them to a private collector in Napa, a tension-filled dinner with the Soong’s leaves Althea (Shannon Dang) to question her worth. Elsewhere, Evan’s (Gavin Stenhouse) suspicions about Henry continue to grow. Tzi Ma, Kheng Hua Tan, Jon Prasida and Tony Chung also star. America Young directed the episode written by Kathryn Borel Jr. (#104). Original airdate 4/28/2021. Every episode of KUNG FU will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
  • The CW Nancy Drew – Wednesday, April 28 Show More
    “The Beacon of Moonstone Island” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)
    IT’S COMPLICATED – Gil (guest star Praneet Akilla) insists on helping Nancy (Kennedy McMann) investigate a hunch on Moonstone Island, but Ace (Alex Saxon) and Amanda (guest star Aadila Dosani) are forced to step in when he is unable to be there for her. Meanwhile, Nick (Tunji Kasim) begins questioning Nancy’s loyalty. Lastly, Odette (guest star Anja Savcic) is getting on George’s (Leah Lewis) last nerve. Scott Wolf, Maddison Jaizani and Riley Smith also star. Ruben Garcia directed the episode written by Celine Geiger (#213). Original airdate 4/21/2021. Every episode of NANCY DREW will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
  • Disney Raven’s Home – Friday, April 30, 8:00PM Show More
    “Bless This Tess”
    When Raven tells the kids that Tess can’t keep coming and going during quarantine, Booker, Nia and Levi suggest Tess temporarily move in. TV-G Promo
  • Disney Sydney to the Max – Friday, April 30, 8:24PM Show More
    “The Hair Switch Project”
    Sydney begins to question her straight hairstyle after her classmate Jada suggests that she try wearing her hair natural sometimes. This sends Sydney on a hair journey tied to her cultural identity and memories of her late mom, Alisha.TV-G Promo
  • Disney Just Roll With It – Friday, April 30, 8:48PM Show More
    “Blair Bennett – Child Activist”
    When Frank Morris Middle starts serving new unpalatable lunches, Blair sees an opportunity to skip class by becoming a “student activist.”TV-Y7 Promo
    “9-1-1” – (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    The 118 responds to a series of calls dealing with parents and their children, including a disastrous birthday party thrown by a mommy blogger. Meanwhile, Athena and Michael talk to May about her past suicide attempt, Chimney and Maddie adjust to life with their newborn, and Hen and Karen are emotionally shattered as their foster daughter, Nia, is reunited with her birth mother in the all-new “Parenthood” episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, April 26 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NIN-410) (TV-14 L, V)
  • FOX 9-1-1: LONE STAR – Monday, April 26 Show More
    “9-1-1: LONE STAR” – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    The 126 make calls to a bloody disaster at an ice cream shop and help rescue a boy missing from his own birthday party. Meanwhile, the 126 holds an “intervention” for Owen after he accidentally spills his secrets to new roommate Mateo. Then, T.K. and Carlos take a big step in their relationship, as Grace learns to rely on others in the aftermath of the car accident in the all-new “A Little Help From My Friends” episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, April 26 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (NLS-210) (TV-14 D, L, V)
  • FOX THE RESIDENT – Tuesday, April 27 Show More
    “THE RESIDENT” – (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    Guest-Starring Conrad Ricamora (“How to Get Away with Murder”)
    When a tornado touches down in Atlanta with Chastain directly in its path, the entire staff goes into crisis mode. Conrad and Nic work on an injured EMT and Devon and Leela (guest star Anuja Joshi) become trapped with a man who has severe head trauma, causing them to operate with limited medical supplies. Meanwhile, Bell pulls The Raptor and Dr. Wong (guest star Conrad Ricamora) onto a case involving a young cancer patient in need of a very risky surgery and Cain gets assigned a new resident in the all-new “After the Storm” episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, April 27 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (RES-411) (TV-14 L, V)
    Guest Cast: Michael Hogan as Dr. Albert Nolan; Vince Fosters as Dr. Paul Chu; Tasso Feldman as Dr. Irving Feldman; Denitra Isler as Nurse Ellen Hundley; Jessica Miesel as Nurse Jessica Moore; Conrad Ricamora as Dr. Jake Phillips; Cara Ricketts as Rose Williams; Anuja Joshi as Leela Devi; Elimu Nelson as Wes Gibson; Allison Gabriel as Piper Scott; Adam Donshik as Ken Ackerman; Tiffany Morgan as Gretchen Ackerman; Chedi Chang as Sammie Ackerman
  • FOX PRODIGAL SON – Tuesday, April 27 Show More
    “PRODIGAL SON” – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    As Malcolm distances himself from Martin, Jessica does the opposite, diving head-first into the past for the sake of her tell-all book. Meanwhile, Martin is desperate to get in touch with his son ahead of his imminent plans, as Dr. Vivian Capshaw grows increasingly suspicious. Meanwhile, the NYPD investigates a crime of passion in the all-new “Exit Strategy” episode of PRODIGAL SON airing Tuesday, April 27 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (PR-210) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
    Guest Cast: Esau Pritchett as Mr. David; Christian Borle as Friar Pete; Armando Acevedo as Hector Cueto; Sahr Ngaujah as Darryl; Robert Joy as Gerald Morris; Elliot Villar as Clayton Fielder/Felix; Peter Benson as Al Grimes
  • FOX LAST MAN STANDING – Thursday, April 29 Show More
    “LAST MAN STANDING”-(9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    Episode Directed by Series Star Christoph Sanders
    Kristin and Ryan go head-to-head in a business negotiation for Outdoor Man that puts their marriage in a sticky situation. Meanwhile, Vanessa and Mandy compete to see who can log the most steps in a day in the all-new “Love & Negotiation” episode of LAST MAN STANDING airing Thursday, April 29 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LMS-917) (TV-PG L)
  • Freeform Everything’s Gonna Be Okay – Thursday, April 29, 10:00PM Show More
    “California Banana Slugs”
    Genevieve gets a present from a boy while Matilda and Drea do some online shopping of their own. Nicholas and Drea have a heartfelt one-on-one. 
  • Freeform Cruel Summer -Tuesday, April 27, 10:00PM Show More
    Off With a Bang
    Victim or villain? Jeanette continues to add fuel to the fire as her reckless behavior causes her friends and family to question her even more. Promo
  • FX Breeders – Monday, April 26, 10:00PM Show More
    No Excuses
    Ally and Paul’s marriage is in crisis. Paul’s obsessed by what happened but won’t discuss it. An increasingly troubled Luke refuses to go to school and Leah and Alex make an announcement. Written by Rebecca Callard; directed by Ollie Parsons. Promo
  • FX Mayans M.C. – Tuesday, April 27, 10:00PM Show More
    A Mixed-Up and Splendid Rescue
    Miguel discovers disturbing new information related to his mother’s death. Written by Jenny Lynn; directed by Alonso Alvarez-Barreda. Promo
  • FXX Cake – Thursday, April 29, 10:00PM Show More
    End of the road, or a new beginning? Promo
  • Hallmark When Calls the Heart – Sunday, April 25, 9:00PM Show More
    Old Love, New Love, Is This True Love
    Florence and Ned’s wedding leads every couple in Hope Valley to evaluate their relationships. Rosemary realizes there is more happening in Hope Valley than everyone realizes and decides to get to the bottom of it. Promo
  • HBO The Nevers – Sunday, April 25, 9:00PM Show More
    Penance (Ann Skelly) creates an amplifier to spread Mary’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) hope-inspiring song across the city – but first, Mary (Tomlinson) must find her elusive voice. As danger mounts against her group, Amalia (Laura Donnelly) propositions an unlikely ally and sets out to expand the Orphanage’s reach. Swann (James Norton) further entangles Augie (Tom Riley) and Mundi (Ben Chaplin) in his business affairs. Promo
  • HBO Mare Of Easttown – Sunday, April 25, 9:00PM Show More
    Mare (Kate Winslet) visits a grisly murder scene before informing the victim’s enraged father. As a video from the night of the crime surfaces, Mare questions suspects in the case and gives an icy welcome to County Detective Colin Zabel (Evan Peters), who’s been called in to assist. Later, Mare bumps heads with locals and airs concerns about her grandson Drew (Izzy King) in light of her late son’s mental health struggles. Promo
  • Hulu The Handmaid’s Tale – Wednesday, April 28 Show More
    Season 4 Premiere
    In the upcoming fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale, June (Elisabeth Moss) strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges. Her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships. Promo
  • Lifetime JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED – Sunday, April 25, 8:00PM Show More
    Having escaped from the psychiatric prison, Dr. Albert Beck (Eric Roberts) hides out in an empty house–until its new owners unexpectedly arrive to move in! Forced into the attic to evade the recently widowed mother, Beck watches from above–undeniably attracted to her 18-year-old daughter. Grace Patterson, Carrie Schroeder, Brandon Tyler Moore, Adrian Eppley co-star. Promo
  • Lifetime Revenge Delivered – Saturday, May 1, 8:00PM Show More
    A dark truth comes to light when renowned obstetrician Dr. Victoria Brooks suspects that one of her student residents is secretly the vengeful daughter of someone from her past. Olunike Adeliyi, Mary Antonini, Samantha Brown star. Promo
  • LMN DADDY’S PERFECT LITTLE GIRL – Friday, April 30, 8:00PM Show More
    Two years after her adoptive mother died, 12-year-old Ella now lives alone with her adored adoptive father, Nolan. But everything is about to change when a new woman with a 14-year-old boy enters her father’s life….and Ella will have none of it! Stars Hattie Kragten, Matt Wells, Tracy Shreve. Promo
    04/26/2021 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : While Bryan and Finola figure out their next move, a diver finds Debris off the coast and accidentally erases his sister from reality. TV-14 Promo
    04/27/2021 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Tuesday) : Miami, 1990s: After a devastating injury his freshman year, we follow Dwayne as he strives to get his college football career back on track. As he fights for playing time against future Hall of Famers, he wonders if big dreams and hard work are enough to get him to the NFL. TV-PG  Promo
    04/27/2021 (08:30PM – 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : Kenan, Rick, Gary and Mika prepare the girls for the annual Atlanta Hair Show, but Kenan is feeling the pressure because it was one of Cori’s favorite events. Gary secures an offer for a sitcom, but Kenan must contemplate a move to Los Angeles. Cori’s mother, Tasha, pays a visit. TV-PG Promo
    04/27/2021 (10:01PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : Max is on a mission to deliver free broadband access. Reynolds treats a young girl with a gunshot wound. Sharpe gives difficult news to a long-time patient. Iggy is immensely proud of his patient’s success but worries that he may be getting too close. TV-14 Promo
    04/29/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Thursday) : Michaela’s premonition leads her to pursue a fugitive. Ben tries to gain the trust of an unlikely ally. Olive’s relationship with Levi leads to a fascinating discovery. Jared and Drea uncover devastating secrets. Saanvi finds herself faced with a dilemma that may jeopardize the Eureka project. TV-PG Promo
    04/29/2021 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Thursday) : As Mick and Zeke finally collide with Jace in a grueling match to survive, Ben races against the clock to save his family. When they all converge in an intense battle, the fallout will reveal a massive new clue regarding the fate of Passengers. TV-14 Promo
    04/30/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : The Task Force hatches a plan to steal a Soviet-era cipher machine needed to decrypt coded messages. Townsend puts Liz’s loyalty to the test. Red and Dembe are called to an unexpected meeting. TV-14 Promo
  • Netflix Fatma – Tuesday, April 27 Show More
    Reeling from tragedy, a nondescript house cleaner embarks on a murderous streak as she searches for her missing husband and reckons with old wounds. Promo
  • Netflix SEXIFY – Wednesday, April 28 Show More
    To build an innovative sex app and win a tech competition, a sexually inexperienced student and her friends must explore the daunting world of intimacy. Promo
  • Netflix YASUKE – Thursday, April 29 Show More
    He came from Africa and fought alongside a mighty feudal lord in brutal 16th century Japan. They called him the Black Samurai, and he became a legend. Promo
  • Netflix THE INNOCENT – Friday, April 30 Show More
    An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare. Promo
  • Own Delilah – Tuesday, April 27, 9:00PM Show More
    The Long Game – Mediation day has arrived, and Delilah tries her best to convince Leah to do the right thing. Meanwhile, Tamara tries one last time to end the case and save her friendship with Delilah. Preview
  • PBS Atlantic Crossing On Masterpiece – Sunday, April 25, 9:00PM Show More
    Fires Spread
    Martha is pressured to exploit her friendship with the president. Roosevelt defies isolationists to push the Lend-Lease act. Martha and the children get a surprise Christmas present. Promo
  • Showtime City On A Hill – Sunday, April 25, 10:00PM Show More
    East of Eden
    Jackie schemes his way into a new mission as Karen Shimizu tries to get rid of him. Decourcy and Siobhan spar on opposing sides of a legal battle. Grace tries to help her son. Jenny surprises Benny with some rebellious fun. Promo
  • Starz The Gloaming – Sunday, April 25, 8:00PM Show More
    Heathen Dogs
    The investigation has a break-through when a woman is discovered to have the same blood disorder as Dorothy. A strange night with Gareth causes Alex to recall memories he’s suppressed for years. Promo
  • Sundance Now The Bad Seed – Thursday, April 29 Show More
    Two brothers rebuild their lives after being raised in a dysfunctional household. Their new lives begin to disintegrate, and drama starts to form when one is listed as a suspect in a murder investigation. Promo
  • Syfy VAN HELSING – Friday, April 30, 10:00PM Show More
    Lumina Intunecata
    Jack faces off against the Dark One with a new ally whose allegiances may not be trusted. Promo
  • TBS American Dad – Monday, April 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT Show More
    “Russian Doll”
    Stan becomes infatuated with a doll that the CIA wants to use to spy on the Russians. Promo
  • TBS Chad – Tuesday, April 27, 10:30p.m. Show More
    In search of his identity, Chad joins Asian Appreciation Club and stumbles onto the world and wonder of K-Pop. Promo
  • UPtv DESIGNED WITH LOVE – Sunday, April 25, 7:00PM Show More
    Clothes designer Skye goes mobile with a “fashion truck” – but she can’t drive the truck and run the business alone. Help comes in the unlikely form of handsome entrepreneur Kevin. As they work together, Skye and Kevin find they have more in common than they thought… could it be love? Promo
  • USA Network Queen Of The South – Wednesday, April 28, 10:00PM Show More
    La Situacion
    With the Judge dead and Dumas behind bars, Teresa finds herself in the crosshairs of the FBI. Promo



  • ABC ‘The Oscars® Red Carpet Show,’ the Official Oscar® Pre-Show, Sets the Stage for Another All-Star Night, Live at 3:30 P.M. PST/6:30 P.M. EST (4/25) Show More

    Hosted by Award-Winning Journalist and Talk Show Host Tamron Hall; Emmy®, Tony® and GRAMMY® -Winning Actor and Singer Billy Porter; Supermodel and Entrepreneur Lily Aldridge; and American Film Critic Elvis Mitchell
    Emmy Award-Winning TV Host and Producer, and Renowned Radio Personality Ryan Seacrest Returns to ABC’s Official Oscars Pre-Show for a Special Live Appearance in the Final Half-Hour
    After He Hosts ‘E! Live From The Red Carpet’
    “The OscarsÒ Red Carpet Show,” the official pre-show for Hollywood’s biggest night, will give viewers live access to the night’s nominees, performers and presenters beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST/6:30 p.m. EST on ABC. The red carpet festivities will be hosted by actor and singer Billy Porter, award-winning journalist and talk show host Tamron Hall, supermodel Lily Aldridge and film critic Elvis Mitchell.
    Beginning at 4:30 p.m. PST/7:30 p.m. EST, Emmy® Award-winning producer and renowned radio and TV personality Ryan Seacrest will return to usher the viewers watching from home into the final moments before the main event begins for an evening that is sure to delight audiences worldwide. This follows his duties on “E! Live From The Red Carpet: Oscars 2019” where he co-hosts with Giuliana Rancic and serves as executive producer. E!’s complete multiplatform coverage begins at 10:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. EST.
    The Oscars airs LIVE SUNDAY APRIL 25 8e|5p on ABC. See the complete Oscars 2021 nominations list right here on Oscar.com. The 93rd Oscars, produced by Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh, will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 8e|5p, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
  • ABC Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days (4/26) Show More
    The Documentary Special Chronicles the Creation of a Black Family of ‘Sesame Street’ Muppets as Part of New Racial Justice Initiative
    Special Appearances by W. Kamau Bell, Gloria Estefan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Jackson, John Legend, Lucy Liu, Olivia Munn, Questlove, Chrissy Teigen and Usher
    Homelessness, multicultural representation, autism, refugee crises and addiction are just a few of the social issues fearlessly tackled by “Sesame Street” for over a half a century. On MONDAY, APRIL 26 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), ABC presents “Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days,” a two-hour documentary special produced by TIME Studios, highlighting the 50-year impact of this iconic show and the nonprofit behind it, Sesame Workshop. The documentary features special guests including W. Kamau Bell, Gloria Estefan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Jackson, John Legend, Lucy Liu, Olivia Munn, Questlove, Chrissy Teigen and Usher. Additional participating celebrities to be announced at a later date.
  • ABC Pooch Perfect: Disney Dogs (4/27) Show More
    “Disney Dogs” – “Pooch Perfect” is back with its most unique challenge yet as the veteran groomers must take a step back and coach their loyal assistants through a groom in hopes of immunity on TUESDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) The magic continues with a Disney-themed Ultimutt Challenge where the dogs’ grooms are inspired by characters from “Hercules,” “Frozen,” “The Little Mermaid” and more.
  • ABC/CBS/Fox/NBC Presidential Address to the Joint Session of Congress (4/28) Show More
    Biden to address joint session of Congress on April 28
    President Biden on Tuesday night accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to address a joint session of Congress on April 28. The address is not an official State of the Union because a president’s first speech before Congress is not considered a State of the Union.
    Mike Greenberg to Debut as Host of ESPN’s 42nd NFL Draft Telecast
    ABC to Present All Three Days of This Signature NFL Event for the Third Consecutive Year with Primetime Broadcasts Featuring the College GameDay Team Beginning April 29
    The Walt Disney Company’s team of veteran hosts, analysts and insiders will present the 2021 NFL Draft live coast to coast from Cleveland beginning Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT on ESPN and ABC. For the third consecutive year, ESPN and ABC will provide distinct primetime presentations on Day 1 and 2. ESPN will again offer the traditional draft telecast – a combination of X’s and O’s analysis, player highlights and storytelling – while ABC, featuring the 11-time Sports Emmy(R) Award-winning College GameDay Built by The Home Depot crew, will cover the event with an emphasis on the individual journeys of NFL Draft prospects.
    Schedule: Date Time (EDT) Event Networks
    Thursday, Apr 29 8:00-11:30 p.m. Round 1 ESPN, ABC, ESPN App, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network
    Friday, Apr 30 7:00-11:30 p.m. Rounds 2 and 3 ESPN/ESPN2, ABC, ESPN App, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network
    Saturday, May 1 12:00-7:00 p.m. Rounds 4-7 ESPN (ABC simulcast), ESPN App, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, NFL Network
  • Bravo The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Wednesday, April 28, 9:00PM Show More
    Teresa in Love
    Jennifer throws a Turkish Tea Party to try to help her mother while the guys go on an outrageous golf outing. On the other hand, Dolores struggles with her biopsy, and Joe Gorga reveals too much about Teresa’s boyfriend. Preview
    60 Minutes 4/25: Chauvin prosecutor: ‘I was never convinced we were going to win this case until we heard the verdict’
    “Particularly when the victim is a person of color, it’s just rare that there’s any accountability,” Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison told 60 Minutes for a report airing Sunday. Preview
    Nathan Lane on how he’s spent the pandemic
    “I love Netflix. But, you know, enough is enough,” the veteran Broadway star says. Sunday, 60 Minutes reports on how the curtain is once again going up, in at least a small way, for New York’s performing artists. Preview
    Improvising through the pandemic, the show goes on for New York’s performing artists
    Jon Wertheim reports on how New York’s performing artists are returning to the stage with the help of organizations like NY PopsUp. Preview
  • CBS THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT – Wednesday, April 28 Show More
    On Wednesday, April 28, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) Emmy® and Grammy® Award-winning actress, comedian and host of KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS Tiffany Haddish will play for the “She Ready Foundation” which supports foster youth. Tiffany and contestants will test their knowledge of prices for amazing prizes including cash, trips and cars. Plus, one lucky contestant will have the opportunity to win a Tesla in a special themed showcase presented by Tiffany. As previously announced, KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS premieres Wednesday, May 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    “48 Hours” Investigates in “Scott Peterson: Case in Question”
    Scott Peterson, who nearly two decades ago made international headlines for being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, was back in a California courtroom this week because his death penalty conviction has been overturned. Peterson will get a new trial as to his sentence, but his supporters are pushing for a completely new trial saying they have new exonerating evidence. Could he get a new trial?
    Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti and 48 HOURS investigate the disappearance Laci Peterson and the latest in the murder case against her husband in “Scott Peterson: Case in Question” to be broadcast Saturday, May 1 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    “This was a perfect true-crime case,” says Jack Leonard, senior editor of investigations at the Los Angeles Times. “It had mystery, murder, sex, media obsession.”
    The case rocked the nation. Laci Peterson, 27, vanished on Christmas Eve 2002 from Modesto, Calif. She was eight months pregnant. Scott Peterson told police that morning he drove 90 miles to a marina because he wanted to go fishing in his new boat. He told police when he returned there was no sign of his wife. Her stepfather reported her missing that evening. Her body, and that of the couple’s unborn baby, Connor, were found in April 2003 on the shores of the San Francisco Bay near where Scott had said he had gone fishing. Investigators initially focused on Peterson without calling him a suspect. The story took a turn when it was revealed that Scott Peterson also had a girlfriend, Amber Frey.
    “Twenty years later, this case still holds a lot of interest,” says Leonard, a CBS News consultant, “mostly because it remains an enduring mystery.”
    Peterson was convicted of killing his wife in 2004 and sentenced to death. Now, there’s a new twist. California’s highest court overturned his death sentence last summer, and his attorneys are arguing he should get a new trial.
    “Scott did not get a fair trial,” says Peterson’s sister-in-law, Janey Peterson.
    Janey Peterson maintains police did not look hard enough at others or consider a connection to Laci’s death and a burglary that happened across the street from the Peterson’s home.
    “The wrong person’s in prison,” Janey Peterson says. “And that’s what this is about.”
    Jon Buehler, one of the original detectives on the case, disagrees. He tells 48 HOURS there is nothing that has emerged in the case that would make him change his view that Scott Peterson got a fair trial and is the one who killed Laci.
    As for Peterson’s supporters’ view that someone else killed Laci, “Well, I guess it’s possible,” says Buehler. “But, you know, there’s still people that believe the Earth is flat, too.”
    Will Peterson get a completely new trial?
    48 HOURS: “Scott Peterson: Case in Question” is produced by Chuck Stevenson. Michelle Fanucci is the development producer along with Ryan Smith. Emily Wichick is the field producer. Lauren Turner Dunn is the associate producer. Richard Barber is the producer-editor. Phil Tangel is the editor. Patti Aronofsky is the senior producer. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer.
  • The CW People Presents: William & Kate’s Royal Anniversary – Thursday, April 29 Show More
    “PEOPLE Presents: William & Kate’s Royal Anniversary” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
    A CELEBRATION OF 10 YEARS – From college sweethearts to tying the knot in the wedding of the century, Prince William and Kate Middleton are celebrating 10 years of marriage. The Royal couple are now a party of five and redefining the royal parenting playbook while at the same time cementing themselves as the future of the monarchy. A co-production between Meredith Corporation, Green Couch Entertainment and Rapture Productions. Executive producers for Meredith Corporation are Dan Wakeford, Cynthia Sanz and Rachel Feinberg; Green Couch Entertainment executive producers are Paul Reaney and Scott Weiner; and executive producer for Rapture Productions is Jennifer Ducker. Original airdate 4/29/2021
  • The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Friday, April 30 Show More
    “World’s Funniest Animals: Spring Fling” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    BRING ON THE CUTENESS – Elizabeth Stanton hosts this adorable Springtime special. All the funniest animal videos the internet and beyond has to offer this spring! Messy mutts, cheeky cats, baby bunnies and baby chic fashion shows! All this and more while featuring commentary from Mikalah Gordon, Brian Cooper, Carmen Hodgson, Neel Ghosh, Maiara Walsh, Brandon Rodgers, Noah Matthews and Ed Alonzo. The special is produced by Associated Television International. Original airdate 4/30/2021.
  • FOX THE MASKED SINGER – Wednesday, April 28 Show More
    “THE MASKED SINGER” – (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    For the first time ever, Nick Cannon hosts “The Maskie Awards,” a special sing-a-long episode celebrating the “best of” Season Five. The Season Five contestants boast a combined 26 Grammy Award nominations, nine multi-Platinum singles, four Academy Award nominations, three Super Bowl appearances, six gold medals and two world records! Find out which Season Five characters are awarded Maskies in the all-new “The Sing-A-Long: The Maskie Awards” special singalong episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, April 28 (8:00-9:02 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-509) (TV-PG D, L)
  • FOX LET’S BE REAL – Thursday, April 29 Show More
    **SERIES PREMIERE**–“LET’S BE REAL” – (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    Executive-produced and written by Robert Smigel (“Triumph The Insult Comic Dog”), the new series will debut new puppets from the worlds of entertainment and politics, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Ted Cruz, Kim Kardashian and LeBron James. Previously featured puppets, such as President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, former President Donald J. Trump, Former Vice President Mike Pence and Kanye West, also will appear, as the satirical comedy series will cover politics and pop culture in 2021 through topical sketches, celebrity cameos and remote pieces. Don’t miss the all-new “Episode 101” series premiere episode of LET’S BE REAL airing Thursday, April 29 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (LBR-101) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
  • FOX WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – Friday, April 30 Show More
    WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN – (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 Video Clips
    A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, April 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2318) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)
  • FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT – Saturday, May 1 Show More
    **FOX SPORTS SPECIAL**–“FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT”-(7:00 PM-CC ET Live/4:00 PM-CC PT Live) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT features Cuban star and WBA Super Welterweight Champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara and veteran contender Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna for the WBA Middleweight title. FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT airs Saturday, May 1 (7:00 PM-CC ET Live/4:00 PM-CC PT Live) on FOX. (FSP-2152) (n/a)
  • HBO REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER – Friday, April 30, 10:00PM Show More
    Episode 563 – This week features a one-on-one, in-studio interview with founder of OMG WTF and author of “OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?,” Ben Sheehan. This week’s in-studio panel discussion will include author of “The People, NO: A Brief History of Anti-Populism,” Thomas Frank; and Duke University historian and author of “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America,” Nancy MacLean.
    04/26/2021 (08:00PM – 10:01PM) (Monday) : Snoop Dogg serves as the Mega Mentor to all of the teams on the final night of the Knockouts as the coaches pair their artists to perform individually against a teammate, then select a winner to move on to the Live Playoffs; each coach has one steal. The four artists saved during the Battle Rounds will compete in the Four-Way Knockout for America’s Vote. TV-PG
    All-New Dateline’s “Killer Role” Airs Friday, April 30 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT
    The broadcast was originally scheduled to air last year but was postponed due to breaking news.
    THE STORY: Wyn Reed is an Oregon actress cast as a killer in “From the Dark,” a small-budget horror film. When filming wraps, a real-life plot twist reveals Wyn’s real name is Tucker – and she has been charged with killing her uncle. Both the filmmakers and the detectives find themselves wondering where the performance ends and reality begins. Friday’s broadcast follows the six-episode eponymous podcast series hosted by Morrison, which continues to rank in the top ten on Apple’s Podcast Charts.
    REPORTED BY: Keith Morrison WHERE: Jackson County, Oregon
    INTERVIEWS WITH: Tucker’s dad Daniel Reed, Detectives Gabe Burchfiel and Tony Young, “From the Dark” creators Matthew Spickard and Tiffany Spickard, and more.
    Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 29th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy.
    05/01/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Saturday) : From Today.com: New NBC special ‘Inspiring America’ to honor people making an impact in the world
    “Inspiring America” is set to pay tribute to those using their influence for good.
    It’s time to honor the men and women making a difference in the world around them.
    The TODAY team announced a new franchise Thursday morning called “Inspiring America,” an annual prime-time event from NBCUniversal News Group that will focus on people who have a positive impact in their communities.
    The inaugural list features a diverse group of people, including “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach (and first woman to serve as an acting head coach in the NBA) Becky Hammon, World Central Kitchen founder José Andrés and CEO of Feeding America Claire Babineaux-Fontenot. The entire list will be unveiled in the week leading up to the show.
    “Inspiring America: The 2021 Inspiration List” will premiere Saturday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Telemundo while an encore broadcast will air Sunday, May 2, on CNBC at 3 p.m. ET and MSNBC at 10 p.m. ET. More Info
  • TBS FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE – Wednesday, April 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT Show More
    Samantha Bee, who like most of the country is still working from home, is broadcasting new episodes from her backyard! Executive Producer Jason Jones, Bee’s husband and quarantine roommate, will film the episode from a socially distant six feet away – and even further away if it’s a better angle for Bee.
  • USA Network WWE RAW – Monday, April 26, 8:00PM Show More
    4/26/21 -Tonight, The All Mighty Bobby Lashley WWE Champion returns to Raw to address Drew McIntyre. Plus, The Scottish Superstar & Braun Strowman seek retribution of their own against MACE & T-BAR and a pair of hard-hitting Six-Person Tag Team matchup. Don’t miss Monday Night Raw at 8/7 C on USA.
  • USA Network Miz & Mrs – Monday, April 26, 11:00PM Show More
    Mizsteaks & Weiners
    Mike wants the family to join a country club, while newly retired George tries to find a new hobby.
  • USA Network WWE NXT – Tuesday, April 27, 8:00PM Show More
    04-27-2021 – From wrestlinginc.com: WWE NXT Preview For Tonight: Adam Cole Returns
    Tonight’s WWE NXT episode on the USA Network will be headlined by an exclusive interview with Adam Cole, plus champions teaming up for a big six-man match.
    This will be Cole’s first appearance since losing the Unsanctioned Match to Kyle O’Reilly at the recent NXT “Takeover: Stand and Deliver” event.
    WWE has announced the following line-up for tonight:
    * Adam Cole gives exclusive interview
    * Dakota Kai faces Mercedes Martinez as Martinez prepares for NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez
    * Bronson Reed vs. Austin Theory. Reed will earn another shot from NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano if he wins
    * NXT Cruiserweight Champion Kushida and NXT Tag Team Champions MSK vs. Legado del Fantasma (Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza, Joaquin Wilde)
  • USA Network Temptation Island – Tuesday, April 27, 10:00PM Show More
    The Final Bonfire, Part 2
    The couples reunite at their final bonfire, where they will leave together, alone, or with someone new.
  • USA Network Temptation Island – Tuesday, April 27 Show More
    The Reunion
    Following the dramatic final bonfires, emotions run high as the couples and singles reunite.



  • ABC Shark Tank: 1214 (5/1) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/19/21) Show More
    “1214” – An entrepreneur from San Luis Obispo, California, tries to solve an age-old problem for women: wearing high heels that are sexy and comfortable. A husband and wife from Los Angeles have a solution for a common food storage issue. Entrepreneurs from Le Claire, Iowa, present their stylish solution to a common frustration with women’s bathing suits; while a kidpreneur and her mom from Houston, Texas, persevere through hardship to launch a successful sauce company on “Shark Tank,” SATURDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/19/21)
    In a “Shark Tank” update, season eight army veteran Dale King and his partner, Renee Wallace, share how their Portsmouth, Ohio-based first-aid ointment company, Doc Spartan, is going above and beyond the call of duty with their commitment to making their entire labor force people in recovery from drug addiction, while also proving that businesses can thrive in small towns with some help from their investor Robert Herjavec.
    The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and Guest Shark Kendra Scott.
  • ABC American Idol: 414 (Oscar Nominated Songs) (5/1) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/18/21) Show More
    “414 (Oscar Nominated Songs)” – The top 12 contestants perform Oscar®-nominated songs in hopes of securing America’s vote into the top nine airing SATURDAY, MAY 1 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Plus, Lionel Richie opens the show with a special performance of “Say You Say Me.” Episodes can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/18/21)
  • CBS THE EQUALIZER – Sunday, April 25 Show More
    “The Milk Run” – Doing a favor for CIA Director Suri Nance (Laila Robins) goes awry for McCall when she tries to locate a missing British mathematician and finds herself embroiled in an international fight for a revolutionary financial technology, on a rebroadcast of THE EQUALIZER, Sunday, April 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 3/28/21.)
    WRITTEN BY: Keith Eisner
    BASED ON: The original series by Richard Lindheim & Michael Sloan
    DIRECTED BY: Peter Leto Promo
    “Cash Flow” – The body of a murdered Navy reservist is found by thieves in the midst of a robbery and NCIS must work with the burglars to find the killer. Also, Kensi and Deeks struggle to decide if they are ready to make the leap and buy a house, at a special time on a rebroadcast of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, April 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/6/20.)
    WRITTEN BY: Kyle Harimoto
    DIRECTED BY: Yangzom Brauen Promo
    “Operation Drano, Part II” – When a torpedo hits a fishing trawler at sea, the entire Gulf Coast is in jeopardy as Pride and NCIS race to find the submarine before it can strike again, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Sunday, April 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/10/21.)
    WRITTEN BY: Katherine Beattie
    DIRECTED BY: LeVar Burton Promo
  • CBS CLARICE – Thursday, April 29 Show More
    “How Does It Feel to Be So Beautiful” – Sidelined because of her harrowing ordeal with Marilyn Felker, Clarice goes to Ruth Martin to be reinstated and gets roped into having dinner at the Martin residence. Clarice sees Catherine Martin for the first time since rescuing her from Buffalo Bill and must endure an uncomfortable evening with this fractured family. Also, Ardelia and the ViCAP team try to identify the man who aided Marilyn, but they hit a wall when they realize their DNA sample matches a file that’s been erased from the Bureau’s database, on CLARICE, April 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    WRITTEN BY: Kenneth Lin & Celena Cipriaso
    DIRECTED BY: Wendy Stanzler Promo
    “Leda and the Swan, Part I” – When a Navy therapist with a high level of security clearance is murdered, Pride and the team discover that she was working around the system to get justice for victims of sexual assault. Also, Carter’s mother confronts him when he refuses to talk to the FBI for a background check on her behalf, and Sebastian starts to form a bond with a key witness who was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Saturday, May 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/17/21.)
    WRITTEN BY: Stephanie SenGupta
    DIRECTED BY: Diana Valentine Promo
    “Leda and the Swan, Part II” – As Pride and the team continue the investigation of an Officer’s assault and the murder of her therapist, NCIS zeroes in on a prime suspect who’s been working the system for years. Also, Carter and his mother talk about how they’ll move forward after a past mistake, and Sebastian begins a promising new relationship, on a rebroadcast of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Saturday, May 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 2/14/21.)
    WRITTEN BY: Sydney Mitchel
    DIRECTED BY: Tim Andrew Promo
  • The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Sunday, April 25 Show More
    “Episode 115” – (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    GET THE GANG TOGETHER – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by the panelists and special guests Stephen Kramer Glickman as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. On today’s show we’re bringing you spinners, a bobbing, weaving bad boy, an utterly clean otter, and baby-sitting buddies. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#115). Original airdate 1/7/2021. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required. Promo
  • The CW World’s Funniest Animals – Sunday, April 25 Show More
    “Episode 116” – (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, L) (HDTV)
    SEASON FINALE – Host Elizabeth Stanton (“Popstar This Week”) is joined by the panelists and special guests Griffin Gluck as they observe animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video. On today’s show we’re bringing you a monkey who just wants to be left alone, a virtual driving dog, a very casual cat, and a cup full of cute. The episode is produced by David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie and directed by Brad Thomas (#116). Original airdate 1/14/2021. Every episode of WORLD’S FUNNIEST ANIMALS will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.
  • The CW Masters of Illusion – Sunday, April 25 Show More
    “Copycats, Magical Matrimony, and Moments in Time” – (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    AIR CANNON CARD TRICK – Hosted by Dean Cain, “Masters of Illusion” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Kyle Marlett, Ed Alonzo, Matthew Laslo, Angela Funovits and “Lefty” (#712). Original airdate 8/28/2020.
  • The CW Masters of Illusion – Sunday, April 25 Show More
    “Supercharging Your Very First Magic Tricks” – (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    BLIND FAITH – Hosted by Dean Cain, “Masters of Illusion” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Louie Foxx, Nick Lewin, Richard Turner, Shoot Ogawa, Ana DeGuzman, Eric Eaton, Trigg Watson and Dan Sperry (#718). Original airdate 10/23/2020.
    “Growing Pains” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DLV) (HDTV)
    FROST MUST FACE HER PAST – When a mysterious ice powered enemy frames Frost (Danielle Panabaker) for a brutal crime, she must find a way to clear her name. Meanwhile, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) have a surprise houseguest, and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) continues to deal with Kristen Kramer (guest star Carmen Moore). Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen & Jess Carson (#707). Original airdate 4/13/2021. Promo
  • The CW PEOPLE Presents: Harry & Meghan’s American Dream – Thursday, April 29 Show More
    “PEOPLE Presents: Harry & Meghan’s American Dream” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG) (HDTV)
    AFTER ROYAL LIFE – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned the world by exiting royal life. One year later, they are very much living the American dream with multimillion-dollar streaming deals and a California mansion to call home with two-year old Archie. But a personal tragedy and ongoing tensions with brother Prince William and Kate have at times clouded their first year of freedom. A co-production between Meredith Corporation, Green Couch Entertainment and Rapture Productions. Executive producers for Meredith Corporation are Dan Wakeford, Cynthia Sanz and Rachel Feinberg; Green Couch Entertainment executive producers are Paul Reaney and Scott Weiner; and executive producer for Rapture Productions is Jennifer Ducker. Original airdate 3/25/2021.
  • The CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Friday, April 30 Show More
    “Teller Gets Smashed” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, L) (HDTV)
    WILL PENN & TELLER BE FOOLED THIS WEEK? – Aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. The magicians featured in the episode include Jeki Yoo, Matthew Pomeroy & Natasha Lamb, Peter Wood and Lewis Starnes. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) serves as host (#718). Original airdate 1/29/2021.
  • FOX THE MASKED SINGER – Saturday, April 24 Show More
    “THE MASKED SINGER” – (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Find out who will round out the Super Eight with the Group “A” finals, when one celebrity is unmasked from Group “A” and the remaining singers advance! Meanwhile, another wildcard enters the competition for the chance to steal a spot in the game. The Season Five contestants boast a combined 26 Grammy Award nominations, nine multi-Platinum singles, four Academy Award nominations, three Super Bowl appearances, six gold medals and two world records! One celebrity will be unmasked and the remaining move on to the Super Eight in the “Group A Finals – In the Nick of Time!” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Saturday, April 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MS-506) (TV-PG D, L)
  • FOX GAME OF TALENTS – Saturday, April 24 Show More
    “GAME OF TALENTS” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    Taking the awe, wonder and spectacle of a large-scale variety show and infusing it with a clue-centered, high-intensity investigative game, GAME OF TALENTS is a new hybrid series like you’ve never seen. Two new teams of contestants are put to the test as they attempt to figure out the surprising, mesmerizing – and sometimes bizarre – hidden talents of the mystery performers. Find out which team is up for the challenge as they try and guess their way to $200,000 in the “Crazy Twists, Flying Dummies, and a Scorpion on the Loose” episode of GAME OF TALENTS airing Saturday, April 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTA-108) (TV-PG D)
  • FOX AMERICA’S MOST WANTED – Saturday, April 24 Show More
    “AMERICA’S MOST WANTED” – (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
    PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
    Hosted by Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Elizabeth Vargas
    One of television’s most iconic series, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, returns to FOX with Emmy Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Vargas as host. Each week, Vargas will ask for viewers’ help as she breaks down cases from the show’s new headquarters, consulting with a team of experts representing law enforcement units such as the FBI, U.S. Marshall’s Service and Secret Service. Returning at a time when social media and technology loom large in the public consciousness, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED will offer a unique and urgent opportunity for viewers to be armchair detectives by helping law enforcement solve some of the toughest cases. Help try to catch some of the nation’s most dangerous fugitives in the “Glen Godwin, Eugene Palmer, and Jennifer Settle” episode of AMERICA’S MOST WANTED airing Saturday, April 24 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (AMW-101) (TV-14 D, L, V)
    04/25/2021 (07:00PM – 08:00PM) (Sunday) : Contestants play “Mazed and Confused,” “Taj Mah-Wall,” “Stink Tank” and the new game “Burst of Knowledge” on one of TV’s funniest game shows. The winner of each of the first four rounds advances to “Know or Go” and that winner advances to “Hotter Hands” for a chance to win a cash prize. Stephen “tWitch” Boss serves as announcer. TV-PG
    04/25/2021 (08:00PM – 11:00PM) (Sunday) : The mega “Fast & Furious” franchise continues when those closest to Dominic betray him and the crew is tested in ways never seen before. TV-14 Promo
    04/27/2021 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Tuesday) : Kevin embarks on a stressful road trip. Jack and young Kevin go to a football training camp. TV-14 Promo
    04/28/2021 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : Ethan hires an old Navy colleague to join him in the ED. A final custody hearing threatens to separate Charles and his daughter. Maggie must make a choice that will change Auggie’s life. TV-14 Promo
    04/29/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Thursday) : SEASON PREMIERE – When the squad tries to solve an assault in Central Park, they are hampered by their own blind spots and a community that is losing trust in the police. Starring Mariska Hargitay, Ice T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, Jamie Gray Hyder and Demore Barnes. TV-14 Promo
    05/01/2021 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Saturday) : Dateline’s “Family Affair” Airs Saturday, May 1 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT
    THE STORY: When Stephen Moore suddenly disappears in New Jersey, his whereabouts remain a mystery until a car erupts in flames in a nearby town, leading to a major break in a case.
    REPORTED BY: Andrea Canning WHERE: Jersey Shore, New Jersey
    INTERVIEWS WITH: Stephen’s mom Evlyn Moore, Detective Albert Vega, and more.
    Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 29th season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Natalie Morales, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy.
    05/01/2021 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Saturday) : TV-14 Taraji P. Henson is the guest Henson. Mumford & Sons are the musical guest. Episode aired Apr 11, 2015, TV-14
    Sketches include – cold: Hillary (Kate McKinnon) & Bill (Darrell Hammond) Clinton shoot candidacy announcement video;
    monologue: gospel choir helps Henson sing “I Made It” to celebrate fates she avoided;
    TV Commercial: Depend Legends- (Bill Corsair)’s adult diapers have senior-favorite faces;
    TV show: trial shows teen Gavin Daly (Pete Davidson) got kudos after sex with teacher (Cecily Strong);
    TV Commercial: Nicki Minaj (Henson) & other musicians provided voices for Home 2;
    TV show: actress (McKinnon) can’t recall permutations for 3-way poncho for sale on QVC;
    TV Commercial: black characters join Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in Westeros;
    song: musical guest Mumford & Sons performs “The Wolf”;
    news: Cecilia Gimenez (McKinnon) loves the ugly features of a Lucille Ball statue;
    news: Jacob & his podiatrist father Dr. Henken (Billy Crystal) talk about Passover;
    TV show: Hollywood Game Night- dumb game show tries Jane Lynch’s (McKinnon) patience;
    TV show: How 2 Dance With Janelle- teen vlogger & mom (Henson) sandwich Teddy (KYM)
    TV Commercial: Cookie (Henson) brings Empire sensibilities to the Muppets on Sesame Street;
    TV show: fellow female baseballers shun (Henson) in ripoff of A League Of Their Own;
    song: Mumford & Sons performs “Believe”; and
    TV show: Connectatron- robot component pilot (Henson) gets promoted from leg to head.
    05/01/2021 (11:29PM) (Saturday) : Nick Jonas is both host and musical guest.
    Sketches include – cold open: So You Think You Can Get The Vaccine- Anthony Fauci (Kate McKinnon) emcees contest;
    monologue: copers Jonas, McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Beck Bennett, Cecily Strong sing “Drink With Me”; Kevin Jonas cameo;
    skit: a demon (Pete Davidson) has trapped (McKinnon) inside of workout device The Mirror;
    Film: “Murder Show”- (Chloe Fineman), (Melissa Villasenor), (McKinnon), (Ego Nwodim) relax by watching true crime;
    skit: tiny glass slipper fits mouse (Aidy Bryant) instead of Cinderella (Fineman);
    Film: bachelor party attendees enjoy getting boners in each other’s presence;
    misc: Thompson & Chris Redd introduce Jonas;
    song: Jonas performs “Spaceman”;
    news: LaVar Ball (Thompson) relishes sons’ success & introduces sugary Caramelo shoe;
    news: unscientific Marjorie Taylor Greene (Strong) espouses anti-trans beliefs;
    skit: at an amusement park, (Kyle Mooney) & a large stuffed Soul protagonist are paired;
    show: The Dionne Warwick (Nwodim) Talk Show- guests include Jonas & Dua Lipa (Villasenor);
    misc: Kevin Jonas [real] introduces host Nick Jonas;
    song: Jonas & Lenny Pickett [real] perform “This Is Heaven”; and
    skit: absent from public for a year, (Jonas) & (McKinnon) have forgotten how to flirt. TV-14



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B&B Short Recap Friday, April 23, 2021

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Recap written by Suzanne

Hope phones Liam, who is groggy and lying on Bill’s couch. She tells him that she’s worried about him and wants him to come over, so he agrees to. Brooke comes in just as Hope is speaking with Liam. Hope explains why she’s worried to her mom. She sees Liam struggling and wants to help him. At the police station, Baker and Sanchez talk about Vinny’s hit-and-run case. Baker isn’t so sure that it was random or drug-related. They talk about going over the evidence. Baker still needs to chat more with Thomas, Finn and Liam.

At home, Bill can tell that Liam didn’t sleep much. Liam still feels very guilty, despite Bill constantly nagging him to get his life back together. Bill thinks it’s a great idea for Liam to go over to see Hope. Later, Bill chats with Justin on the phone about how Liam got rid of his great car because a sheik wanted to buy it. Katie comes in, so Bill cuts it short. She wants to know if everything is OK because they haven’t seen him much lately. He says he’s just been busy helping Liam out. Meanwhile, Liam arrives at Hope’s and says hi to Brooke, who leaves. Liam, stricken with guilt, apologizes for not being around her or the kids as much lately. She tells him that she’s missed him and is worried about him. She tells him that she can forgive him and asks him to move back in. Liam is overjoyed and they kiss.

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, April 23, 2021

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Recap written by Eva

Nikki is upset with Victor when she walks in and sees Ashland having a heart attack, but Victor tells her not to call an ambulance until Ashland has signed the papers to sell Victor his company. Ashland tells Victor that this game isn’t over yet as he is taken to the hospital.

Summer asks Tara to persuade her husband to leave Jabot and the Abbott’s alone. Tara tells Summer that she has no influence over her husband when it comes to business but agrees to try and keep her husband away from Kyle. Kyle and Jack begin to panic as more of the Jabot factories are closed due to health and safety concerns. Kyle has an idea to shift all Jabot production to the Brash and Sassy and My Beauty factories until the Jabot factories can open again. Nikki calls Tara and tells her Ashland has had a heart attack and Tara rushes to the hospital.

Lily plans a special dinner at Society and asks Lola to make all of Billy’s favorite dishes for a romantic dinner. Nikki tells Victoria that Ashland had a heart attack and what Victor did to get Ash land’s company. Victoria goes to tell Billy the news and then heads to confront her father. Victoria decides to take Nikki’s advice and let Victor have the company so he can focus on Adam so she can run Newman Enterprises her way. Victoria tells Victor that he will no longer have any say in running Newman Enterprises because she is going to run the company alone so he can focus his attention on Adam. Tara tells Kyle she has an idea of how to keep Ashland away from Jabot. Tara also tells Kyle Ashland is having surgery to put in a pacemaker.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Lola tries to help Nate and Elena get back together by inviting them both to lunch so they can talk. The plan backfires because Nate doesn’t trust she won’t go back to Devon if he ever wanted to reconcile with her. Victoria is angry with Victor for always putting Adam ahead of her and always protecting him. Victor tells Nikki that Adam stayed at the ranch one night and then he left. Victor also tells Nikki he doesn’t know Adam’s new location. Nikki asks Victoria to take the first step to reconcile with her father because he won’t ever change his mind about Adam. Victoria recalls a recent conversation with Victor where he told her it would be a mistake to get back together with Billy. Victoria calls Billy and leaves him a message inviting him to family game night with the kids.

Tara interrupts Kyle and Ashland’s conversation before Kyle can tell him about his affair with Tara. Tara persuades Ashland they should talk about this in private once they return home to New York. Ashland goes to his meeting with Victor where he wants Victor to raise the bid for his company. Victor refuses to do so and Ashland tells Victor that the company is no longer for sale. Ashland grabs his arm and chest and asks Victor to call for help because he thinks he is having a heart attack. Victor tells Ashland that if he wants help he will have to sign the contract to sell his company to him.

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Interview with Andrew Leeds and Alice Lee

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Interview with Andrew Leeds and Alice Lee of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” on NBC by Suzanne 3/23/21

This was a day full of many NBC and Syfy interviews, but this was the most fun and relaxed of all of them. These two are great and funny. We had a good time. I hope you enjoy it! This is a fabulous show.  It’s so funny that Andrew used to be a computer programmer and engineer, when he’s one of the few characters on the show who’s NOT one of those! That’s hilarious.

Suzanne:   Do we get to see you singing and dancing a lot more in the rest of the season?

Andrew:   Yeah, we do. We get to see a little bit in seven. We get to see a little bit in episode eight. So, seven is coming up this weekend, then eight we have a little bit, and then in nine. This one (Alice)’s got some really sweet stuff, and in ten we both have some fun stuff.

Alice:   Yeah. We definitely sing and dance in more.

Suzanne:   Are you allowed to tell us any of the songs?

Andrew:   Well, I guess. I don’t know. I mean, I don’t think it really matters.

Alice:   Does it? I don’t know.

Andrew:   I don’t think it matters, actually – for the next episode, anyway.

Alice:   Yeah, yeah, do the next one.

Andrew:   I sing the song “Drift Away” in the next episode. Yeah, and then after that, I don’t think we can say.

Alice:   There’re some throwbacks in there.

Andrew:   Yeah. There’s some really good stuff.

Alice:   Yeah. Yeah.

Andrew:   We all get to sing some cool stuff for sure.

Suzanne:   Yeah, that’s what’s great about the show; you get all different kinds of songs, recent, old, and all of that.

Andrew:   How often – do you do you always recognize the songs, or are you like, “I don’t know that one.”

Suzanne:   I’m older than I look, so I don’t recognize all the new ones so much. I know all the old ones.

Question:   …[This] may be a hard question, but free to answer [how] you feel, but in the spirit of the events of this past week, the Asian American community, you’ve been active for a while and worked. What’s your thoughts on Asian American stories? You know, in terms of the prejudice that’s faced, because we don’t see that as much on screen I feel as much as we see…This is a reality in which eyes are opening now. So, any words on that, and how’s your experience been?

Alice:   Yeah, totally. I mean, I think it’s very complex, because, yeah, there’s obviously a lot more. I mean, obviously, Asian stories are important, that’s the bottom line. I feel like our stories need to be told, and it’s a lot better. I think things have gotten a lot better in Hollywood and stuff, but I do still feel like there’s a lot more room for growth and more room for other stories, but I think it’s important that we’re being seen, and we have visibility and the more we can, [the better]. I always think there’s room for more. So, yeah.

Question:   …[You] left computer engineering…Can you talk a little bit about that transition? I’m sure you’ve been asked a lot, but I’m always curious to hear that in person from a person like you. How is that transition and what does it mean for you to be on this show? This is a huge, huge thing for you.

Andrew:   Yeah, well, I started acting as a kid, and then, when I went to college, I don’t really know what I was thinking exactly, except that I was like, “Oh, I think programming is fun.” I think I was actually fairly good at that part of computer science; the rest of the parts were really difficult for me. I don’t think I had quite the quite the brain for it, but the programming I was good at, and I enjoyed that.

I did that, and then I actually got a job at Adobe. The guy hired me and told me that he was going to hire me, but he was certain that I would go to LA and pursue an acting career, because he could tell based on my resume from before that. He hired me, and I was like, “No, no, no, I’m gonna come work for Adobe.” Then, I did exactly what he thought I would do and did not take the job and went to LA to continue acting.

So, I don’t think it was ever really anything that I was really seriously going to pursue. I just really liked it. I still think it was a good thing in terms of training my brain to think in a certain way, or explore how to think in a certain way.

Then, doing the show has been, for me, just really wonderful and exciting, because it’s the combination of a lot of things that I’ve done that I love to do, which is, musicals and singing and dancing and acting, and getting to do that all together on camera is kind of an amazing thing, and getting to be around all these incredibly talented people in this way. It’s just been so, so fun and satisfying, and like getting to watch her do her numbers, it’s just awesome. It’s just awesome. I feel so appreciative for getting to do this.

Question:   This is such a unique genre for television. We haven’t seen this in a long time, a show that combines narrative and singing and dancing, and I’m just curious, as actors, do you find that you put more work into your character when they’re speaking or when they’re singing and dancing?

Alice:   Yeah, I feel like it’s probably different for everyone, because I –

Andrew:   She can roll out of bed and sound amazing. That’s true.

Alice:   No, that’s not true. Singing and dancing for me, yeah, that’s definitely my comfort [zone]. In those areas, I’m like, “Okay.” It’s more acting sometimes where I’m like, “What’s my character really doing and stuff?”

Andrew:   I probably should put more energy into the acting, [laughs] but I’d say I put more energy into the singing and dancing, just because it’s always a challenge. It’s always a song that’s harder for me than something that I’ve never done before, a style of music that I’ve never sung before. It’s always a style of dancing that I don’t know how to do, and it always just takes a lot more.

We get together sometimes on the weekends and rehearse if we’re doing it. Like, we’re working on a dance a dance right now. It’s like, we have to get together outside of work to figure out how to do it and help each other, basically.

So, I’d say, definitely – and also, when you’re doing the dance numbers, a lot of them are done in one take. So, if I mess up a scene, they can cut around it; we do another take. But with the dance numbers, if you don’t get it right the whole way through, you’re done. So, the pressure is a lot more, is a lot higher, I’d say, on the musical numbers.

Alice:   The dancing is like, for sure – like having Mandy Moore, it’s so cool.

Andrew:   Yeah.

Alice:   Those rehearsals are so fun, but they are challenging. We’re doing stuff that we normally wouldn’t, but it’s so fun.

Andrew:   It’s also just really fun, so maybe that’s why we all feel this way and spend a lot of time. It’s almost sad when you only get to do like three takes if it actually goes really well. They’re like, “Okay, we got it,” and you’re like, “But I just worked for weeks trying to get this great. I want to do more. I want to do more.”

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Interview Transcribed by Jamie of http://www.scifivision.com


In its second season, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” continues to explore the feelings we keep buried on the inside, the human impulse for connection and the undeniable healing power of music and dance. Following a tragedy, Zoey (Jane Levy) and the Clarke family begin to recalibrate and navigate their new normal. As she finds herself in a new dynamic at work and in her love life, Zoey’s musical powers will continue to both awkwardly complicate and inform her worldview as she attempts to rediscover joy and connect with those around her.

The series stars Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar and Mary Steenburgen.

Featuring inventive musical performances set to hit records from a variety of genres and time periods, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming in its freshman season.

Austin Winsberg writes and executive produces. Kim Tannenbaum and Eric Tannenbaum, Paul Feig, David Blackman, Daniel Inkeles and Sam Laybourne also serve as executive producers. Dan Magnante, Jason Wang, Samantha McIntyre, Emily Fox and Robert Sudduth serve as co-executive producers with Michele Greco and Mandy Moore serving as producers.

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” is produced by Lionsgate and Universal Television (a division of Universal Studio Group) in association with the Tannenbaum Company, Feigco Entertainment, Universal Music Group’s Polygram Entertainment and Zihuatenejo Productions.

Andrew Leeds

David, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

Andrew Leeds stars as David on NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.”

Leeds can most recently be seen opposite Reese Witherspoon in Apple’s “The Morning Show” and opposite Bill Hader in HBO’s “Barry.” Prior to that, he recurred for two seasons on Epix’s “Get Shorty” and starred in the film “Office Christmas Party.”

Other television includes a series regular role on the ABC sitcom “Cristela,” a four-season arc on “Bones” and guest starring on “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” “Modern Family,” “Shamless” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

As a writer, he has written pilots for various networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, USA and Showtime.

Leeds first appeared on Broadway in the musical “Teddy & Alice” and soon after appeared as Gavroche in “Les Miserables.” He next starred on Broadway in the musical “Falsettos.”

A member of the main company for the Groundlings, Leeds graduated from Stanford University with a degree in computer science. He splits his time between Los Angeles and New York.

Alice Lee

Emily, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

Alice Lee stars as Emily on NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.”

In film, Lee was most recently seen sharing the screen with Jillian Bell in Amazon’s “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Other films on her resume include Netflix’s “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, “Wish Upon,” Jack, Jules, Esther & Me” and the upcoming “Dream Years.”

On the small screen, Lee had a season-long arc on Facebook’s “Real Bros. of Simi Valley,” “Take Two” and Hulu’s “Gap Year.” She recurred on the award-winning web series “Control Alt Delete,” the YouTube Red series “Sideswiped,” Freeform’s “Switched at Birth,” MTV’s “Faking It” and Disney Channel’s “K.C. Undercover.” Guest appearances include Amazon’s anthology series “Electric Dreams” “Splitting Up Together,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Grandfathered,” “Son of Zorn” and “The Mindy Project.”

Lee, a Chicago native, attended an open call while she was a student at NYU and was immediately cast in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of “Spring Awakening.” She then went on to be in the original company of Julie Taymor’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and starred as Heather Duke in the cult-classic Off-Broadway musical “Heathers.”

Proofread and Edited by Brenda

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B&B Short Recap Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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Bill and Liam are driving in Liam’s car. Liam thinks that he and Hope can get back together. Suddenly, the car hits something. Liam is in shock. He and Bill get out of the car. They find Vinny, dying. Liam recognizes him and then faints. Bill puts Liam in the car and gets rid of all of the evidence. Meanwhile, Hope and Brooke are at home, talking about Hope and Liam’s kiss. Hope is hopeful for the first time in a while. She thinks maybe she can forgive Liam at some point. Brooke is all for that idea.

Quinn and Zoe are in Quinn’s office. Zoe feels guilty for putting the medicine in Paris’ smoothie to make her stomach gurgle. Quinn assures her that it’s just a prank and won’t hurt Paris. Meanwhile, Zende and Paris are the Forrester Mansion. He’s order Parisian food for them. Paris’ stomach starts to make horrible sounds. Zende tries to ignore it. She’s very embarrassed.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Abby is sad that Mariah has to go on a short business trip for Jabot because she doesn’t want to miss a minute of her pregnancy. Lauren advises Sally to forget about her infatuation with Jack and move on with her life. Lola thinks Rey should fight for his marriage. Mariah is also worried about Sharon and Rey after Sharon tells her Rey plans to move out once Faith is back on her feet. Mariah and Lola try to figure out a way to help Sharon and Rey save their relationship. Tara returns to town and has a talk with Kyle and Summer because she is afraid that Ashland knows about her affair with Kyle. Summer and Tara both think Kyle should stay away from Ashland until they find out if he knows about the affair. Kyle is determined to tell Ashland he had an affair with Tara and offer to leave Jabot if Ashland will leave his family and the company alone.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Gwen told Chad that she was pregnant. She said Abby told her to have an abortion. He wanted to know why she was having the baby. He asked if she was having the baby despite Abby. Abby demanded that Kayla tell her if Gwen was really pregnant. Kayla said she couldn’t tell her. Abby said she could tell her. She said Gwen had an affair with her husband so she had a right to know. Ben told Claire that he tried to use Rolf’s serum to get Ciara her memory back. Theo asked Ciara why she kissed him. She said she wanted to kiss him. He told her she was married even though she doesn’t remember. She said she didn’t want to remember. Chanel told Xander that she wanted an annulment. He said he wasn’t going to go along with it. Abby told Kayla that she didn’t know how she and Chad could get past him having a baby with Gwen. Gwen told Chad that her focus changed when she found out Jack didn’t abandon him. She said having the baby was going to get in the way of letting her have a relationship with her family. He said he could tell that she was being sincere. He wanted to know why she wanted to have the baby. Kayla told Abby that she and Chad could work through this. Abby said she hated Gwen. She said she had to get control over the things she thought about Gwen. She said no one would want to be around her if she didn’t get control. Gwen told Chad that she didn’t want to see the baby when she was examined. She said she would feel the regret of the pain she caused. She said she changed her mind. She wanted to see the screen. She said she was reminded about what happened to her when she was abandoned. She said she couldn’t do the same thing to her baby. Paulina wanted Lani to talk to Chanel. Paulina was upset that Chanel wouldn’t talk to her. She tried to convince Lani to talk to her. Chanel couldn’t believe Xander wouldn’t agree to the divorce without getting money. He told her he wanted Paulina’s money. He suggested that they work together to get Paulina’s money. Ben talked to Claire about Theo getting closer to Ciara. Ciara told Theo that she didn’t want a life with Ben. She wondered how she could be with Ben after he killed three women and almost killed Will. Theo asked if Ben changed. She asked if he was on Ben’s side. Theo said he was on her side. She told him that she felt like she was robbed of being with him when he left town. She said she felt like she had him back.

Lani went to see Chanel to talk her out of being married to Xander. Claire told Ben that she asked Theo about how he felt about Ciara. Ben wanted to know what he said. She said he didn’t answer her. He said it was because Theo wanted to be with Ciara. He said he was going to stop him from being with Ciara. Claire told him not to do that. Theo asked Ciara what would happen if she remembered Ben. She asked him if he thought she was going to forget her feelings for him. Kayla suggested that Abby talk to Chad about how she felt. She said it would help her and Chad heal. Lani tried to convince Chanel not to be with Xander. Ciara told Theo that she didn’t want to hurt him. She said she didn’t want to get hurt either. She said that was why she didn’t’ want to be with Ben. She said he tried to stab her with a syringe. She said he scared her and she was done with being scared. She asked why she would want to be with Ben when Theo was always there for her and made her feel safe. He told her that she was stubborn and determined the way she was when they were little. Claire told Ben that Ciara hated her now. She said the more they pushed her the more upset Ciara gets. She said they needed to back off. He said he couldn’t do that. She said Ciara would be out of the hospital in a couple of days and would remember her life. He asked what would happen if Theo got in the way. She said she would talk to him. She told him to give Ciara space. He said he wanted to apologize to Ciara. Claire told him he was doing the right thing. Abby walked in while Chad and Gwen were talking. She said she knew Gwen was pregnant and keeping the baby. She asked Gwen if she wanted to make peace with her. She said she wanted to believe her, but she should have known that she would keep the baby and use it to remind her what she’s taken from her. Chad said that wasn’t the way it was. Chanel told Lani that she shouldn’t have married Xander. She said she had to focus on what she wanted no matter what it took. She told Lani that Xander wouldn’t divorce her without money. Lani said that was the Xander they knew and remember. Chanel said she didn’t want to crawl to her mother and ask her for money. Lani said she would talk to Paulina for her. Lani wanted to know how much money Xander wanted. Claire met with Theo so they could talk about Ciara. Ben went to see Ciara. Lani told Paulina that Xander wanted $10 million dollars to divorce Chanel. Abby told Chad that he and Jack were always defending Gwen. When Gwen started to say something, Abby told her not to. She said Gwen came to town to ruin her life. She said her plan worked. Ben told Ciara that he was going to stay away from her. He said he was going to give her time to get her memory back. He said when she did they were going to be together again. She wanted him to wait. She said she wasn’t going back to him. She said they were never going to be together again because she was leaving Salem.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Jack went to see Steve to get his advice about getting his daughters to get along. Steve didn’t think that would ever happen. He advised Jack not to rush things between Abby and Gwen. He thought they could work things out the way the two of them did. Chad wanted answers about Gwen’s pregnancy. He wanted to know if she was really pregnant. She let him know that Gwen planned on seeing Kayla to find out for sure. She admitted that she told Gwen to have an abortion. She wanted to know if he wanted Gwen to have their child. He told her that he didn’t want a child with Gwen, but he couldn’t decide what she should do. Abby wasn’t happy with that response. She warned him that they would be destroyed if Gwen had the baby. She knew he wouldn’t abandon his child regardless of how it was conceived and Gwen knew that too. She told him that Gwen found the perfect way to ruin them. She ran off crying. Gwen went to see Kayla to find out if she was pregnant. She tried to justify what she did to Kayla. She didn’t think Abby would forgive her if she were pregnant. She let Kayla know that Abby wanted her to get an abortion. Kayla wondered if she wanted that. Gwen wasn’t sure if she did or not. She thought there was a chance she wasn’t pregnant. Kayla got a call about Gwen’s test. She told Gwen that she was pregnant. Gwen hoped that she wasn’t pregnant. Kayla told her that she was in her second trimester and wanted to do a sonogram. Gwen wanted her to hide the screen because she might not have the baby. Kayla told her that she was 15 weeks pregnant and that everything looked normal. She couldn’t tell what she was having. Gwen changed her mind and decided to look after all.

Abby arrived at the hospital after Gwen left. She saw Kayla and wanted to know if Gwen was pregnant. Gwen went to the DiMera mansion and let Chad know that she was pregnant with his child. She told him that she planned on keeping the baby. Paulina went to visit Chanel. She didn’t want to see her and slammed the door in her face. She found Xander. He thought she left. She said that he wasn’t so lucky. He told her that they were only married because he was drunk and she thought he was a CEO. He said that he wasn’t one anymore. She thought he could run any company. She didn’t think it would be that hard. He told her it wouldn’t be that easy because it was his first CEO position. He couldn’t tell what he used to do. He let her know that he didn’t have any money because he enjoyed living the good life. She said she did too so she fell in love with his credit cards. He let her know he was cut off from the cards. She thought he let her on. He said it was her scam and that it was her idea to get married. He was impressed that she did that. She refused to stay with someone who didn’t have any money. She wanted to get a divorce, but he told her that she wouldn’t get rid of him that easily. Paulina talked to Abe about Chanel. She didn’t like how she married a stranger. Abe was shocked when he found out Chanel married Xander. Abe told her about his wrongdoings. Paulina was upset when she heard about his crimes. She thought Chanel was married to the devil. He tried to make her feel better by telling her how he changed after meeting Sarah. She blamed herself for why Chanel acted the way she did. Abe thought Chanel would do the right thing.

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Days Short Recap Monday, April 19, 2021

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Claire wanted to know why Jan wasn’t going to jail. She wanted to know if Jan did something to Belle. Jan told her that Belle made the deal with her in order to keep John from going to jail. Claire thought Jan should go to jail and didn’t believe Belle made the deal with her. Jan showed her the proof that Belle did make the deal with her. She said she didn’t hate Belle anymore. She also said she didn’t want to be with Shawn anymore. Jan thought she should be glad that Charlie was out of her life for good. Claire reminded her that she didn’t sign anything to keep her from going to jail. John was still under hypnosis so Marlena questioned him about what he saw. John remembered opening Charlie’s door and seeing someone in a red coat shooting him. He was in agony so Marlena asked him what he saw. He said something about camp a so she brought him out of hypnosis. John couldn’t believe he saw Charlie get murdered. She wanted to know who shot Charlie. He told her it was Belle who did it. He told her how she was wearing the red coat they gave her for Valentine’s Day. Marlena didn’t believe Belle would do it. John reminded her how she caught Charlie trying to kill Claire. He said that Belle was upset after what he did. He asked her if she remembered what Belle wore the night Charlie died. She realized Belle was wearing the red coat. John couldn’t believe Belle killed Charlie. Marlena was convinced she didn’t do it. She wanted to find Belle so they could get some answers. Jan walked in and asked why they needed answers. Jan talked to John and Marlena about the good news. They already knew about the deal Belle made with her. She knew they wanted her to go to jail. John told her to leave. She assured them that she wasn’t a threat to Belle and Shawn anymore. She said she was just with Claire and found out about Charlie. She knew they were on the same page about Charlie’s death. She figured they were happy that he was killed. Marlena let her know that they were thrilled that Belle made the deal with her. They were done talking to her, but she went back to Marlena’s office. She found her recorder and wondered what they discussed. Belle talked to Rafe and Shawn about the button from her coat. She didn’t know what happened to the button. Rafe said he had the button. He let them know that they had the button with the evidence found in his apartment. Rafe wanted to know why she was at Charlie’s apartment. She told him that she never went to Charlie’s apartment before so she didn’t know why the button was there. Trask arrived and took the coat and the button. She was surprised he solved the case so quickly. Trask wanted him to arrest Belle. Shawn said that the jacket wasn’t proof Belle did anything. He thought Trask was just trying to keep her job.

Trask informed Shawn that Belle had a restraining order against Charlie. She thought Belle still considered Charlie a threat to her daughter. Trask was convinced the case was open and shut. She asked Belle if she had an alibi for the night of the murder. Belle told her that she was at home all night. She said Shawn was with her and only left for a short time. Trask explained how Belle could have committed the crime. Belle insisted she was innocent. Trask told her that she had the opportunity to kill him. She wanted Rafe and Shawn to do their job or else. Shawn wouldn’t let Rafe arrest Belle. Trask told him that it wasn’t his decision to make. Allie went to see Claire. Claire told her about Belle making the deal with Jan. Allie wanted to give her some time to process what happened. Claire was glad that John wouldn’t go to jail. John and Marlena arrived to talk to Belle. Allie left so they were alone with Claire. They talked to her about why they wanted to see Belle. She thought they were there because of the deal Belle made with Jan. She told them Belle wasn’t home. Marlena called Shawn and he told them the news about Belle being arrested for killing Charlie. Rafe read Belle her rights. Shawn watched everything unfolding in disbelief. Jan listened to Marlena’s recording. She heard John talking about the person in the red coat shooting Charlie. There was a shot of the person shooting Charlie. The camera panned to the person wearing the red coat. It turned out to be Jan wearing the coat. She smiled to herself as she remembered shooting Charlie.

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Interview with Olli Haaskivi

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Interview with Olli Haaskivi of “Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” on Disney+ by Suzanne 4/14/21

This was a very fun Zoom interview! Olli is very personable and easy-going. He’s done a lot of different shows, so we had much to talk about.

Suzanne:   So, tell us about your audition process for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Olli:   Yeah, it was, it was pretty straightforward. I made an audition tape in my apartment in New York City, right where I’m sitting right now, with a sort of fake audition scene that had no identifying details; there were no specifics to it. It was a version of what you ended up seeing in the series, but very generalized.

So, I made the tape, and I, for some reason, was in a bit of a time crunch making the tape. I don’t know if it was due immediately or what. Maybe I had something else going on, but I sent it off pretty quickly and really didn’t feel great about it. I sort of felt like – I remember waking up the next morning thinking, “You know, that was a really good opportunity, and I don’t know that what you said was good enough.”

I didn’t hear anything for about a month or so; it took a little while, which is kind of uncommon. Usually you hear within a couple of days that there’s maybe some interest, or maybe you’re in the last two people they’re considering or something like that. There’s usually some sort of medium step between auditioning and getting the job, and this was just radio silence for about a month.

Then, out of the blue, I got an email saying that I got the job and that I was going to have to go shoot pretty quickly after that.

Also, I didn’t know what the job was when the audition came in. It just said it was for Untitled Marvel Project Number Five or something like that. So, when I got the offer, it wasn’t an offer for the Falcon and the Winter Soldier; it was an offer for Untitled Marvel Project Number Five, and it took a little while before anyone told me what I had gotten myself into.

Suzanne:   Well, I assume you knew by the time that you shot it.

Olli:   I didn’t. The person who sent me the script pages, the official script pages, I emailed them back and said, “Is there anything you can tell me about?” I didn’t know if it was a film; I didn’t know if it was a TV project, and they very graciously filled it a little bit.

Suzanne:   Oh, that’s good. Do they say, “Don’t tell anyone or we’ll send someone to kill you?”

Olli:   Yeah, truly, they’re not. I’m used to that with some projects that I’ve been a part of, but Marvel is obviously a whole other level of security.

Suzanne:   So, when you generally audition, do you usually feel like you did a good job, and then you get the part? Or how is it usually?

Olli:   I mean, there’s no one formula, which is freeing in a lot of ways, but it’s also can be maddening. I’ve auditioned for things and felt like I really nailed it, and sometimes people clap and cheer in the audition room, and that doesn’t mean you’re going to get the job. Then, this Marvel job also feels like an example that you can feel terrible about what you did and still end up with a job. I think that it’s so easy for actors to want to micromanage every second of their audition and get very sort of detail obsessed, and I certainly am guilty of that often. But, usually, the thing that gets you a job is something totally out of your control. It’s just some sort of intrinsic part of your essence, or just your face is the kind of face that the writer had in mind while they were writing that part or something. I think, usually, the thing that seals the deal is not in your control, as much as you might want to think it is.

Suzanne:   Yeah, I guess you would have to just after a while just start to say, “Oh, well, next project; let it go. Don’t worry about it.

Olli:   You’re always doing your best, and you don’t always have a lot of time sometimes. It can be 6pm and you get eleven pages that need to be taped by noon the next day. So, I’m always doing the best that I can in the time that I have, but sometimes it’s frustrating to feel like, “If I only had one or two more days, that really could have settled into something.” But hopefully there’s another audition a couple days later. Then, you dust yourself off and continue hoping for the best.

Suzanne:   Yeah, I don’t know how you guys do this. I mean, the closest thing a non-actor can relate to is a job interview, and you’re just constantly interviewing for jobs over and over. I understand. So, what was the actual shooting like? Tell us about that.

Olli:   It was such a blast, especially, because it was my last big job before the pandemic shutdown, and I’m so thankful that my last job before that was such a phenomenal experience. It’s such a warm and wonderful experience and also a gigantic experience. I think it might be a little while before we have massive sets like that with everyone able to co-mingle and not have to stay far apart wearing face shields. It was really wonderful.

You never totally know what you’re getting yourself into when you show up for a couple days of shooting something, because you really can feel like a guest in the house. I’ve said this analogy before, but it always sort of feels to me like you’re trying to jump on board a moving train but not attract attention and not stick out for not knowing where you are or what you’re doing. I’ve mostly had really great experiences guest starring on a lot of shows and recurring on a lot of shows, but you still never know. You can show up on a day where everyone is tense for some reason, and you still have to figure out how to perform your best, even though you don’t know anybody, and you’ve never been there before.

So, I definitely always show up wondering what the mood will be, what the style will be, and this at every single turn was so welcoming and so inclusive. I think everybody on the set was so excited about the show they were making. And what’s even more remarkable than that is that they were excited to include a new person in that excitement. Because if you think about it too, my sequence is me and the stars of the show. It’s me and Anthony (Mackie) and Sebastian (Stan) and Daniel (Brühl) and Emily (VanCamp). They could have very easily sort of been in their little group over there and then [been] sort of like, “It’s cute that you’re here, but this is sort of our thing,” which happens sometimes, and that’s fine, but they really brought me into their circle. These are people that have been working together for a decade now in a lot of cases, and they made me feel like I had been there with them the whole time. I can’t say enough about how much I love those guys.

Suzanne:   Yeah, nice. Anything you can tell us in particular about shooting your your part? I mean, fun things or interesting things.

Olli:   Yeah, I mean, it links back to the previous question, but the thing I think about a lot is that right before we started shooting, we’d had a rehearsal day, which is almost completely unheard of. So, we had time, a full day, before we started shooting. We had time to sort of talk it out and walk through some blocking ideas and really sort of calmly and methodically talk through it, which is unbelievably rare. Usually, you’re trying to rehearse something as fast as you can; shoot it as fast as you can.

Then, I showed up to shoot the next morning, and before we started shooting, Anthony and Sebastian came over to me. They said, “You have the harder job in this sequence Do you want your close ups to be first or last?” which was mind blowing to me, because that recognition, first of all, that you have the heavy lifting here, “How can we help you?” is gigantic. It also means they had a conversation prior where they coordinated with one another, that they were going to do that. They probably ran it by Kari (Skogland), the director. It was just a level of kindness and a level of them sort of being good hosts. That was really phenomenal, and I don’t think I’ve ever – I’ve worked with a lot of great directors; I’ve worked with a lot of amazing actors, and I’m 99% sure that’s the first time anyone has extended that kind of generosity. I think that’s really, really special.

Suzanne:   How long did it take to shoot your scenes?Olli Haaskivi and Anthony Mackie in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" on Disney+

Olli:   I don’t fully remember. I think we shot for three days, but the final day was basically just devoted to the gunshot and the explosion. So, we had a day or a day and a half where we shot the bulk of it and then came back the next day for the special effects stuff.

Suzanne:   And you said it was right before the pandemic, or was it in 2019?

Olli:   It was… it was right before Christmas. 2019. I mean, it was really only almost a year and a half ago now, but it also feels like, you know, four decades ago at this point.

Suzanne:   Yeah. I imagine all the special effects and all the stuff they have to do afterwards takes a long time.

Olli:   Yeah, I mean, that show looks stunning. It’s so beautiful. I’m really in awe of those editors and those special effects people. What they do is extraordinary.

Suzanne:   Oh, it’s amazing. I’m sure by now that they must have it down to a fine science they’ve done so many of these things. Were you a fan of Marvel movies, comics, or TV shows before this?

Olli:   I was a fan from afar. I had so much respect for what they’re able to accomplish, like we’re saying, especially in the effects department. I had seen a couple of the films, but I was not a person that like ran out to see the new one every single time, but the ones I did see – you know…your hair is blown back just sitting there just going, “How in the world did they do that?” But I saw Black Panther, and I believe I saw the last Avengers film, but I’m not completely sure, to be honest.

Suzanne:   You must have been confused if you only saw the last one.

Olli:   Yeah, and I think that’s kind of why I hadn’t seen that many of them, because I was sort of intimidated by how much history there is and how much to keep straight. So, when I would see something and kind of jumping in the middle, I would go, “This is so amazing. I have almost no idea who these people are or what’s happening.” So, I also really had felt intimidated showing up to shoot, because I did as much research as I could, and there’s a lot in that scene that, you know, the scene told me almost everything I needed to know, but I didn’t want to reveal the depth of my complete lack of knowledge.

Suzanne:   Now did you go back and watch the movies after this?

Olli:   I haven’t. No. I know that so many people during their sort of lockdown quarantine watched all of them in order, but I think I was busy watching things that I’ve already seen and loved that I knew would just be comforting.

Suzanne:   Yeah.

Olli:   Yeah, not require too much thought.

Suzanne:   Well, you definitely saw the best one when you watched Black Panther. That’s probably the best superhero movie ever. I mean, they did such a fantastic job with that one, and it’s closer to the comics. I mean, just everything.

Olli:   Oh, interesting.

Suzanne:   It’s just fantastic, but also, actually, the ones that relate to your show, the Captain America movies, are really good. Then later they sort of segue into the Avengers movie. So, if you just watched the Captain America and Avengers movies, you probably do have all of the background that you would have needed for this show.

Olli:   Now, I mean, having first hand experience with how amazing those people are and how hard they work, I just want to go watch my friends now.

Suzanne:   Yeah, I can understand that, but I don’t think there’s really a bad Marvel movie, at least in the in the recent ones, the ones from the last decade, but they vary, but it depends on who you ask. I kind of like these things, but I grew up reading comics.

Olli:   Oh, cool.

Suzanne:   I have three older brothers, so that’s why.

Olli:   Amazing. You didn’t have much of a choice.

Suzanne:   They’re all total geeks, and I’m not saying anything that they wouldn’t say themselves. And you were on Manifest for a while too, right?

Olli:   I was, yeah.

Suzanne:   Do you still watch that or keep in touch with those people?

Olli:   I do keep in touch with some of those people. Melissa (Roxburgh), who’s the lead of that show, left in New York City the same day that I arrived back, and so we were sort of hoping that we’d be able to see each other, but we literally just missed each other, but I talk to Melissa pretty regularly.

Jared Grimes, who I did a lot of things on that show with, who plays Adrian, he and I are in touch.

I’m in touch with some of those writers. Some of the writers reached out watching The Falcon in the Winter Soldier, which was really sweet.

Suzanne:   Oh, that’s nice.

Olli:   Yeah, it was so nice to hear from them. There are so many great people that work on that show, and that in particular is a great crew. So, I’m excited. I haven’t watched anything from their new season yet, but I am excited to.

Suzanne:   Yeah, I think they’ve only had a couple episodes so far.

Olli:   I think so. Yeah, I think they’ve only had two.

Suzanne:   Yeah, I interviewed some of them a few weeks ago, so, yeah, they seem very nice.

Olli:   Oh, nice. Who did you talk to you?

Suzanne:   Well, we had two separate ones. One was Melissa, and Matt.

Olli:   Yeah, Matt’s so great.

Suzanne:   …So, you have a certain amount of loyalty to the shows that you’re on. even though you’ve left them? And, you know, the people on them, would you say?

Olli:   Yeah, and I think it’s the knowing the people that creates the loyalty, because, you want to see what they’re up to, and you want to see how the story continues to unfold and all of that. Yeah, a good set run by good people makes you feel like you’re part of the gang forever, and so, yeah, there are definitely things that I’m now just a fan of, even though I was a part of it for a period of time.

Suzanne:   That’s good. You gotta find a show that where they’re not going to kill you off so quickly.

Olli:   I agree with you. I would love [that]. I am on the market for that exact thing.

Suzanne:   And you said you watched some of your favorites during the pandemic. Can you tell us what some of your favorites are?

Olli:   Sure. I mean, I’m still in the middle. I’m very slowly working my way through Veep again, which is just the best. Every single person on that is phenomenal. I found Better Things to be really comforting during this period of time, Pamela Adlon’s show. And there are some new things I’ve watched. I mean, I thought I May Destroy You was unbelievable. One of my best friends is the lead of High Town, so I was thrilled to watch all of that as fast as I could. But yeah, something about this time has – you know, we’re all sort of limited – at least I feel like I’m limited in the amount of new things that I can take on. I just want to watch something comforting.

Suzanne:   Well, actually, one thing I forgot to mention, we were talking about all the Marvel stuff. A really great show that came before yours was Wandavision.

Olli:   I watched that.

Suzanne:   Oh, you did watch that? Because that one you don’t really have to have seen the movies much.

Did you read any of the background stuff about the shows like the Easter eggs they put in for fans and stuff like that?

Olli:   A little bit. And I’m sure you know, there are so many amazing videos on YouTube where people do just deep dives into that stuff, and I think Marvel and Disney Plus did such a good job. I can’t remember what the series is called, but but they put out such nice little sort of background videos for –

Suzanne:   Right, yeah.

Olli:   They did for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier too.

Suzanne:   “Legends,” I think it’s called.

Olli:   Yes, yes, yes. And that’s so smart of them, and they’re so well done. And I’m a longtime diehard Kathryn Hahn fan, so I watch whatever she decides is worth her time. I’m happy to watch. So, I would have watched Wandavision, no matter what.

Suzanne:   Yeah, she was great in that. And the thing about her was that, from the beginning, you know that something that’s going to be with her [is going to be good], because she wouldn’t have done it to just have this little bit part.

…Do you have anything else coming out that we should watch for?

Olli:   No, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was sort of my finish line. I did an episode of Social Distance, Jenji Kohan’s quarantine series that came out at the end of last year, which I loved. So, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Social Distance were sort of the two things that were hovering around.

And I just got back to New York yesterday, and I’m enthusiastically auditioning for whatever the next job may be. I’m excited to find out.

Suzanne:   I read that your father was a soccer star and that your grandfather was also a player. Did you ever play?

Olli:   I did play a little bit. I suffered from the expectations of having a father like that. I mean, I really enjoyed playing, like in the backyard with my dad. That was really fun, but anytime it was more organized than that, there was always some sort of like, “I bet you’re really good at this” or something like that from a coach, which made it much less fun. You know, when you’re in second and third grade, that’s not what you want to hear. I mean, tennis was a little bit more the sport that I played a little more seriously for a while, but, yeah, I mean, I couldn’t deal with that weird sort of expectation when playing soccer, because my dad is and was phenomenal at it. So, yeah, very few people can measure up to that much less, you know, a third grader.

Suzanne:   Well, thank you, and I hope you book some more things we can see you in.

Olli:   Thank you. I hope so too.

Here is the video version of it.

Interview Transcribed by Jamie of http://www.scifivision.com


Olli HaaskiviOlli Hasskivi appears in the latest episode of “Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Olli plays the name on everyone’s lips this week, Dr. Wilfred Nagel. He is the doctor responsible for the super soldier serum, having reverse-engineered Dr. Abraham Erskine’s (Stanley Tucci’s character in the franchise) serum. This was a pivotal episode and character for the series as the hunt for the super soldier serum is in full force, and Dr. Nagel comes face-to-face with Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Daniel Brühl (Zemo), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter) and Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) in his lab, who all want to know the truth.Olli Haaskivi and Dr. Nagel

For reference, Olli is a very talented “actors actor” based in NYC. He is chameleon who can truly play any role he feels passionately about (including teachers, a doctor, a villain, a waiter, etc. – you name it!) His film and TV credits include: “The Deuce”, “The Sinner”, “Manifest”, and “Oh Jerome, No,” plus the films Motherless Brooklyn directed by Edward Norton, The Miseducation of Bindu directed by Prarthana Mohan, and Nancy directed by Christina Choe. Olli has appeared in the off-Broadway premieres of Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons), Who’s Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started The Iraq War (Actors Temple), and The Rafa Play (Flea Theatre).

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Interview with “Van Helsing” stars

TV Interview!

Nicole Muñoz, Jonathan Scarfe and Tricia Helfer

Interview with Nicole Muñoz, Jonathan Scarfe and Tricia Helfer of “Van Helsing” on Syfy by Suzanne 4/12/21

This was a very fun Zoom call with the actors of this Syfy show. I’ve enjoyed watching them on “Van Helsing” and in their other shows as well. It was great to chat with them. This last season of the show is very exciting. I hope you can watch it and enjoy it as well!

Question:   How do you relate to Jack as a person? How do you get into that character and follow her through, I guess, season four and into season five?

Nicole:  I was just saying before, I have some similarities. I think Jack has really helped me grow as a person, and in terms of offering me some inner strength and some confidence, Jack’s stubbornness and tenacity are things that I think come decently naturally to me.

So, at least a fun thing about Jack this season is we kind of get to see a bit more of her humor, which, you know, it kind of is coming out just because of the circumstances. And I do think that I kind of get to put a little bit more of my personality into Jack, this season. And she’s a little bit less on edge. She’s kind of come into a bit more of “this is the reality that we’re dealing with, and now we’re gonna go forth and push on.”

Jonathan:   Oh, I was just saying that Jack has to like find her alpha this year, big time. So, that was, I think, pretty fun for Nicole.

Nicole:  Yeah, and Jonathan helped me with that, immensely. Yeah. It was a lot of “what would Jonathan do?” “What would Axel do?”

Question:   I posed it to Nicole how she relates to her character Jack, and it was sort of open to everybody, how they relate to their character. So, Trisha, how you relate to Dracula, but also how you relate to Jack and how you relate to Nicole, on and off set.

Tricia:  It was definitely a lot of fun getting to work more. I mean, I was only in two episodes last season. In the first episode, Jack and, well, Keeya (King) – I keep saying your names wrong – Violet…were basically knocked out the whole time. So, it was a real treat to get to kind of work with everybody more.

I can’t say I necessarily relate to Dracula myself, but similar to what Nicole said…I do play a lot of very strong characters, and in person, I’m a little bit of an introverted goof. I can come off as cold, because I’m shy quite often. So, it allows me to really kind of just be something that I’m not in my own life. So, sort of learning – I can’t really say I learned much useful from Dracula that would be legal in our society, but certainly playing her does give you a sense of confidence and just sort of a take charge mentality that hopefully I can kind of take that into my own life at some point. Lost our voices a few times, though didn’t we, Nicole?Van Helsing poster season 5

Nicole:  A few, yeah. Thanks Jon.

Tricia:  It’s Jonathan’s fault.

Question:  I’m going to alter my question a little bit so Jonathan can add to it too, but my question was, we don’t really even know if what the Dark One said to them about Vanessa not being their mother is true. I’m kind of still wondering that, but this season, at least at the beginning, you too definitely, I’d say, [since last season] have different interactions and relationships since they’re not, you know, [in the same place] as where they were last season. So, can you kind of talk about how that relationship between the two of you is going to continue this season and change? And then Jonathan, your relationship with – well, you probably don’t really have one with Dracula, but maybe with Jack.

Jonathan:   Yeah.

Nicole:  Wanna try to work around spoilers.

Question:  Just kind of how those relationships will evolve this season.

Nicole:  How my relationship with Dracula evolves this season?

Question:  Yeah.

Nicole:  Is that kind of the question? I would think definitely –

Jonathan:   No [unintelligible] for COVID protocols, it starts there.

Nicole:  Yeah, I think we definitely get to know each other, maybe more than we would have wanted to this season, our characters. I think spoiler-wise, I’m gonna stay very far away from this question, but I do think that Jack gets some answers. Some she likes; some she definitely doesn’t. It’s kind of the feeling of the floor coming out under you, or the rug coming out under you.

Tricia:  For me, Dracula didn’t really know much about anything going on. She’d been in the Dark Realm. So, she’s kind of at the end of the season coming into the world, and she definitely has her confidence shaken a little bit. I mean, she maybe had a little bit too much of an ego, and again, not giving away spoilers, but she starts to question who she can trust and things like that along the way. And throughout her relationships – interactions, not relationships – interactions with the Van Helsings and the other characters in the show – It’s hard to say without spoilers – She comes to realize they’re more of a formidable foe than she maybe gave them credit for. So, if anything, I could say there’s maybe a little bit of a more of a respect for them than she would have thought at the end of season four. Did that give away too much, Jonathan?

Jonathan:  No, I mean, I think that – we were talking about this earlier – I think the writers did an amazing job, but it was, I mean, to not spoil things, but to try and pique some curiosity for the fans, is that, you know, a couple other things you get to discover this season is not just the origin stories of Dracula, which are totally unique to the show; they’ve completely invented their own version of what that would be, but also the origins of the Van Helsings, where they came from, how they evolved, and like how intertwined the two are in a particular way. So, that’s all fully revealed by the end of the season, and I think it’s like the most fun thing about the season, personally, so I’m really excited for fans to check that out and see how they respond to it.

Question:   …Let me just congratulate you all, I mean, five seasons finally coming to an end, which is like, hard to believe. So, let me just ask you all a pretty generic question, Nicole, I’ll start with you, then, we’ll go to Jonathan and Trisha. It’s been five seasons; it’s coming to an end. So, first up, how excited are you that these final episodes are coming out and we get to see the Van Helsings and the Dark One come head to head? Then, of course, how are you feeling? A little nostalgic given the fact that the shows come to an end?

Nicole:  I’m excited to see the reaction of the viewers once they get to watch the final few episodes. I also think the first few episodes of this season are going to be pretty revealing and very exciting to watch the reactions. I will definitely be looking on Twitter this year and reading what everybody has to say about this season, because, I mean, if I’m this excited, everybody’s gonna be even more so when they watch, because I already know what’s about to happen. But just reading the scripts even was a very fun thing to do, and I like rifle through them so quickly. I can only imagine what that feeling would be like for you, Jonathan, being in this thing for five years, because I only hopped on in season four. What do you think?

Jonathan:   Yeah, well, you know, it’s like all things, like this show, you bring it; you’re grinding it out, and there’re ups and downs and the challenges that you kind of face, and then you turn around and five years have gone by, and the thing’s coming to a close. Yeah, you do get definitely a little bit nostalgic thinking, “Oh, gee whiz, this is it. This is goodbye to all these people that have become kind of family and his character that’s kind of become a second skin.” So, yeah, it definitely had a little melancholy to it, for sure, when we came to a close.

Question:   Right and Trisha, let me ask you the same question. What should fans expect on this final season?

Tricia:  Well, knowing that it was the final season, we had the liberty of being able to follow the mythology from the four seasons prior and really give a conclusion to it. So, we faced a lot this year, like the entire world did, so some alterations were made along the way but not affecting the story, which is great. I think with the first three episodes with the origin story of Dracula and how the Van Helsings meet this character, I think is really going to set it up for the rest of the season, because stuff that happens there and stuff the audience will come to learn is really what drives a lot of the rest of the season to its ultimate conclusion, which I think leading up, I think it the last couple of episodes also really ramp up to this, you know, something’s gonna go down. And, you know, being part of it for really only one season, just briefly introduced in season four, of course, it would have been fun to play longer for me, but I understand what Jonathan’s saying then, it’s a little melancholy when you’ve been on a show for five years or something, and it’s like your second skin. When you’re first playing a character, you’re figuring it out and whatever, and then, by season five, you can just go on set and know who the character is. You almost answer in the character’s voice without even thinking about it. I didn’t necessarily have that with Dracula with only being in the one season, but, boy, did I get some fun stuff to play with.

Question:   …You were doing a series that, although it was a supernatural pandemic, it was still a virus like pandemic kind of thing, and you’re doing that for, well, I guess three and a half seasons, four seasons, and then all of a sudden, you’re living through a real pandemic. Did that change your perspective in any way in your characters, in your performance? Did you have maybe more understanding of people who are like hiding inside? So, how did COVID affect your characters is what, I guess, I’m trying to say.

Jonathan:  Well, I mean, yeah, I’d had all kinds of resonance in terms of that, you know, what isolation feels like, and we had just come back from shooting the first three episodes before the initial shutdown happened, and then there was a big question mark as to whether we’re gonna be able to get back to work. Then, we were lucky enough to be able to do that. I think we were one of the first shows back in Vancouver working with all the new COVID protocols. The company did an incredible job setting those up, and there’s a lot of pressure on them being the first show back not to screw it up. So, we’re happy that we didn’t, but…other than the stress that might have been visible in everyone’s eyeballs, I don’t know how much it impacted performance, but it certainly resonated.

Tricia:  I mean, I don’t think it necessarily affected my character per se.

Jonathan:   They didn’t care.

Tricia:  I mean, it did affect shooting for me, because, like Jonathan said, we did the episodes in Slovakia, and then literally all flew home just before the lockdown happened. So, there was a lot of stress for everybody. I really give credit to the production team and studio and network and everything, for getting back up and running as quickly as they did. For me, it really only altered filming in terms of changing schedules. I mean, so many things had to be changed, because you want to have less people on set at a time and less interaction and things like that. So, all my stuff that I had left was consolidated into the very end of the shooting. So, you guys all started shooting way early, and I was down in Los Angeles. So, they all started shooting way earlier, and then, when I came in, it was quarantine, obviously, government quarantine, and then fast and furious shooting everything I had for the rest of the season all in, you know –

Jonathan:   All in a row. Exactly.

Tricia:  All in a row. So, it was –

Jonathan:   Like episodes three through thirteen, all your scenes, all the time, nothing but for the final three weeks of shooting.

Tricia:  It was like a lot to do in the Slovakia episodes, and then nothing, and just sitting there twiddling my thumbs in LA going, “They’re shooting; they’re shooting.” I’m like, I felt so left out of it, but I’m so proud of them for getting back and then just being fast and furious at the end. But, I mean, Dracula is sort of like an enigma. I don’t know she’s – I’m babbling, but it sort of did, without giving away too much, Dracula was sort of feeling a little bit on edge toward the end. So, there was maybe a little isolated that we haven’t seen of her aside from being locked in the Dark Realm. I guess she was locked in the Dark Realm for a long time. That would have been very isolating. Maybe I could have related to that a little bit. I didn’t put too much into it at the time, though, because just everything so new with you just trying to do a good job trying to keep everybody safe and have fun with the character at the same time.

Tricia:  Trying to remember to take your mask off when they say, “Rolling.”

Question:   That happened?

Jonathan:   Oh, yeah.

Nicole:  Sometimes it did, yeah.

Tricia:  Yeah, it happened more than once, because everybody’s in masks. It’s like the first time you put on a mask, you feel really bizarre, but then when everybody around you has a mask on, and you take your mask off, you actually feel bizarre.

Nicole:  And we even incorporated masks into some of our costumes for a little bit there. I think, character-wise, yeah, it may be a little bit of a stretch, but it must have had some sort of impact just having been isolated. I also came back from Slovakia, and then we isolated for a while, and then they started filming. It was like that feeling of, “I miss everybody, and I can’t wait to see everybody.” Then, once we started filming again, it made those scenes of reunion or scenes with some intimacy in it just that much more important and impactful. And that like yearning for it was more already at the surface and more accessible, I guess, as an actor.

Tricia:  I don’t think Dracula gets to hug anyone, but it was like, if you got to hug anybody on set, you’re like, “I’m not letting go!”

Nicole:  Yeah. It’s like, “Jack, don’t let go.”

Suzanne:   I really enjoyed the three episodes they let us watch… that was great. Without spoilers, obviously, do you think that fans will enjoy the ending?

Tricia:  I do. I was the most excited I’ve been about the show in ages was when I read those first three skip scripts for this season. I thought “Wow.” I had no idea how the writers were going to try and figure out a way to bring the thing to a conclusion, and I think they exceeded all expectations and in terms of what they came up with. So, I’m really excited to see the fan reaction to it.

Nicole:  Yeah, the first three episodes play out of like a mini movie, and, yeah, I think it’s going to be very satisfying for everybody to watch, and it’s going to be quite the launching board for the rest of the season.

Tricia:  That’s exactly what I was just gonna say, Nicole. It’s a launching board for the rest of the season. So, even though they are like a little mini movie and set in Transylvania, where the rest of the season isn’t, it really does set up what the characters are going through, and knowledge and experience and questions to figure things out. But the following episodes are really where all the mythology from the first four seasons really gets layered into the very end, and there’s a nugget at the very end in the finale that I just think is so fun…that I think is just going to have some fans drop their chins to the floor.

Question:   This is for the entire cast. How would you describe season five in three words?

Jonathan:   Season five in three words, wow. “Big questions answered.”

Nicole:  “The final season.”

Tricia:  …I want to look up my notes for the other day. What did I say?

Nicole:  Had I done my press homework, I would have actually had the answer to this.

Tricia:  Family is one of my words. Family, [resilience], and teamwork? I’m trying to stay away from like bloody and gashy and death.

Jonathan:   Jaw freaking dropping.

Here is the video version of it.

Interview Transcribed by Jamie of http://www.scifivision.com


Van Helsing is set in the near future, where vampires have risen and taken control. Vanessa Van Helsing is humanity’s last hope, as her unique blood composition gives her the ability to turn vampires human. With this secret weapon, Vanessa becomes a prime target for the vampires. Van Helsing comes from the producers of Fargo and Hell on Wheels. Jonathan Lloyd Walker serves as showrunner.

In the fifth and final season of “Van Helsing,” Vanessa, Violet, and Jack will risk it all to finally bring an end to the Dark One once and for all. The Van Helsings must figure out ways to escape and evade the various obstacles in their path to prevent them from their mission, leading to an epic final showdown between the Van Helsings and the Dark One. Who will win the battle between light and dark?

Jonathan Scarfe

Axel, “Van Helsing”

VAN HELSING -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Jonathan Scarfe as Axel Miller -- (Photo by: Brendan Meadows/HELSING S1 PRODUCTIONS/Syfy)

Multiple award-winning actor Jonathan Scarfe stars as Axel, a Marine ordered to guard the body of Vanessa Van Helsing.

Scarfe, a seasoned actor, producer, director and writer with over 20 years of experience, has been nominated six times for the Gemini Awards (the Canadian Emmys) and won twice for his work in “The Sheldon Kennedy Story” and the mini-series “Above and Beyond.” He is also the recipient of two Leo Awards for his work on “Hell on Wheels” and “Love on the Air.” As a director, he wrote and shot the multiple award-winning short film “Speak” with his wife Suki Kaiser.

In 2012, Scarfe embarked on a two-and-a-half-year sailing odyssey, entirely off the grid, with his wife and two children. The trip would ultimately encompass a circumnavigation of the North and South Pacific oceans and over 18,000 sea miles.

Nicole Muñoz was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She began her acting career at the age of four. With over fifteen years experience Nicole has garnered over 40 credits including beloved shows such as Once Upon A Time, Supernatural, The 100, Defiance and a lead role in SYFY’s Van Helsing.

Tricia Helfer is a Canadian cover girl model-turned-actress who has developed her resume beyond the catwalk to include many diverse roles highlighting her versatile and natural screen presence. Best known as the face of the series, and for her Leo award-winning lead performance as the humanoid, Cylon ‘Number Six’ in the critically acclaimed Syfy series, Battlestar Galactica (2004), Helfer has since gone on to book leading roles on a wide variety of networks. Tricia currently stars in FOX’s “Lucifer”, switching gears from the role as Lucifer’s mother Charlotte, to an attorney by the same name.

Prior to “Lucifer,” Tricia was recurring in season two of the Playstation & Sony Picture TV series, “Powers.” Just before that, Helfer also played the lead of the Syfy channel’s original miniseries “Ascension” co-starring Brian Van Holt. In early 2014, Helfer starred as the lead of the ABC series, “Killer Women”. The Sofia Vergara-produced series followed beautiful badass Molly Parker (Helfer), in the notorious Texas Rangers frontier patrol, as she pursued justice despite being embroiled in a continuous fight for her peers’ respect.

Born in Donalda, Alberta, Canada, Helfer launched her modeling career at age 17, and erupted into an international superstar after winning the Ford Models’ Supermodel of the World Contest in 1992. Her modeling credits include appearances in high-end ad campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Givenchy, and Dolce & Gabbana as well as covers for national publications such as ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Flare and Vogue.

In 2002, Helfer turned her focus to acting, moving to Los Angeles and quickly earning a guest star spot on the second season finale of “C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation.” The following year she earned her break with “Battlestar Galactica,” achieving a remarkably fast and successful transition into acting. During her hiatus from “Battlestar Galactica,” Helfer portrayed the legendary Farrah Fawcett in NBC’s film, “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie’s Angels.” She furthered expanded her portfolio by starring as ‘Stephanie Jacobs’ opposite Dennis Hopper and Billy Zane in the independent feature “Memory,” and later starred alongside LeeLee Sobieski in another independent, “Walk All Over Me,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Helfer returned to the small-screen in 2008, joining the cast of the USA Network’s hit series, “Burn Notice” for a multi-episode arc. The next year she filmed recurring guest spots on the award-winning CBS comedy, “Two and a Half Men,” while appearing on Fox’s crime shows “Chuck,” and “Lie to Me.” In 2010, Helfer booked a series regular role on the ten-episode arc of Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Dark Blue,” starring opposite Dylan McDermott and went on to do a variety of terrific roles on series such as “Suits,” on USA Network, “Key and Peale,” “The Librarians,” “Community,” “Chuck,” “Jeremiah” and “Franklin & Bash,” among others.

In addition to her vast array of television roles, Tricia starred in the film, “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” with Harvey Keitel, Scott Caan, and JK Simmons and ;ater, went on to star in “Authors Anonymous” with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. Next up, is another lead role in thriller, “Isolation” co-starring Luke Malby, a film that will portray the true events of a couple vacationing in the Bahamas. The getaway quickly spirals out of control, forcing the couple into survival mode.

Adding to her impressive resume, Helfer has done prolific voiceover work in mega-hit video game franchises including, playing the roles of Commander Veronica Dare in Halo: ODST, EDI in Mass Effect 2 and 3, Sarah Kerrigan in Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, for which she won the 2010 VGA for Best Performance by a Human Female, as well as in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. She also showcased her voice talent in animated productions, “Green Lantern: First Flight,” a Cartoon Network TV movie, on Disney XD’s “The Spectacular Spiderman”, and on Disney XD’s TRON: Uprising.

In addition to acting, Helfer continues to support as many causes as she can, as she strongly believes in giving back. Tricia supports the Humane Society of United States, Best Friends Animal Society, AmFAR, PETA, Kitten Rescue and Richmond Animal Protection Society.

Tricia, who has dual citizenship in the US and Canada, and resides in Los Angeles.

Proofread and Edited by Brenda

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