Sick of Bachelorette, Visit Midnight, Texas this Summer

Filmed on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico and other locations including the Castañeda Hotel, Las Vegas and Rio Roca Fria Hotel, Midnight, Texas is a cross between True Blood and Twilight.

Midnight is actually a town where those who are a little “different” can live safely, away from the outsiders who would normally give them trouble. And you know what they say about “safety in numbers.”

Manfred Bernardo is a psychic and gypsy fortune teller. He’s played by François Arnaud (you’ll probably recognize him from Blindspot and The Borgias) and is on the run from a voice on his phone and is led to Midnight, Tex. by his grandmother (a ghost who lives in his caravan RV). He’s not there long when there’s a murder and being a powerful psychic, the victim, visits him in his rented house.

The special effects are being handled by some of the best special and visual effects people in the business. They grab you and pull you in within the first three minutes of the show and won’t disappointment you during the next 48 minutes. Don’t miss the last twelve minutes if you really want to know what the residents of Midnight, Texas are all about.

The stories of the next ten episodes are in the capable hands of eight great writers including Charlaine Harris, who also penned the True Blood books and the book series, Midnight, Texas is based on.

Other cast members include Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, and Peter Mensah, who played Kibwe in True Blood.

Midnight, Texas, 10 episodes, 10pm ET, Mondays, one hour

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▶ The Blacklist Season 2 Official Trailer | YouTube

▶ The Blacklist Season 2 Official Trailer | THE BLACKLIST – YouTube.

This is a busy week for new and returning fall programming. One show I personally have been looking forward to returning is The Blacklist on NBC with James Spader. This is Season 2 of the drama starring James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington and Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen in the lead roles.

Though I may have mentioned in the past that I’m not one to watch a lot of network television, The Blacklist is one I won’t miss. It follows The Voice, another show I use to like watching, and may start watching again, now that they have new judges.

If you have other commitments tonight, don’t forget to set your DVR. The Blacklist comes on at 9pm CST on NBC. If you need to be convinced, check out the official trailer. Just click on the link, sit back and enjoy the show.

Canceled – But Rated High? Shows Returning in June.

From The Wrap

From The Wrap

How is that possible? Well it happens all the time, especially in that golden 18-49 demographic. Here is a chart of the 20 highest rated but canceled broadcast shows of 2013-2014 in that magic 18-49 demographic.

Robin Williams return to the small screen brought some bittersweet ratings. His show Crazy Ones was number 1 on the list with a 2.7 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, but it was still canceled.

It tied with FOX’s Almost Human which took up space on my DVR and I never watched a single episode. I usually watch anything with Karl Urban in it. Oh well.

But that 18-49 demo isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. For example, FOX’s Bones‘ runs around a 2.4 but it’s an enduring show that has proven its value to the network.

The Mentalist on CBS is another show earning a 2.0 but it also survived the cut. So it’s easy to say that numbers aren’t the only thing taken into consideration when shows are on the chopping block.

Here’s a list of what’s returning this month (June):

Longmire (Season 3) — A&E (June 2)

Mistresses (Season 2) — ABC (June 2)

Major Crimes (Season 3) — TNT (June 9)

Royal Pains (Season 6) — USA Network (June 10)

Graceland (Season 2) — USA Network (June 11)

Suits (Season 4) — USA Network  (June 11)

Dog and Beth: On the Hunt (Season 2)  — CMT (June 14)

Perception (Season 3) — TNT (June 17)

Rizzoli & Isles (Season 5) — TNT (June 17)

Rookie Blue (Season 5) — ABC (June 19)

Defiance (Season 2) — Syfy (June 19)

Wipeout (Season 7) — ABC (June 22)

True Blood (Season 7; final season) — HBO (June 22)

Falling Skies (Season 4) — TNT (June 22)

Teen Wolf (Season 4) — MTV (June 23)

Covert Affairs (Season 5) — USA Network (June 24)

Big Brother (Season 16) — CBS (June 25)

Unforgettable (Season 3) — CBS (June 29)

Last Tango in Halifax (Season 2) — PBS (June 29)

Under the Dome (Season 2) — CBS  (June 30)

Some canceled shows I know of include Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Mind Games (ABC) and Greg Kinnear’s Rake (FOX) which seemed to end before it even began.

The Voice Talented Teen Chooses Blake Shelton

The Voice Talented Teen Chooses Blake Shelton – Road Runner.

The Voice is in its second week and I’m still caught up. I was on vacation today (4/3) so I stayed up late last night and got caught up on quite a few things, including The Following (which I almost had change my panties after watching, gosh it was scary).

There seems to be a lot of contestants with a lot of street credit (baggage) that they’re spreading around. I guess that’s not that abnormal. I love music and when things are really getting me down I play music and light candles, lay on my bed and hug my dog.

From the stories I’ve been hearing on The Voice, music gets some of these folks through the bad times.

I really liked Brandon Roush. He sang “With a Little Help From My Friends” and had a voice bigger than … well it was really big. When the judges turned around, they didn’t expect that big voice to be coming out of him. When he isn’t singing, he uses music to teach autistic children. Shakira scored with him.

The thing is, no one would have known that except for Usher asking him what he did in the everyday world.

Click on the link above and see how Blake Shelton scored. Oh, and if you watched last night (4/2), Adam Levine finally swiped a country singer out of the mouth of Blake. It was celebratory.

‘The Voice’ Season 4 Premiere Recap

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‘The Voice’ Season 4 Premiere Recap: Blind Auditions Begin, Usher and Shakira Debut.

If you didn’t the see 2-hour The Voice Premiere, then you probably didn’t see the winner of Season 4 perform. Even Adam Levine was tweeting that he was “calling it” which was retweeted about 8,900 times.

Judith Hill definitely stole the show on Monday. She comes from a family of music – both her parents were strong music makers, playing with Chaka Khan and other great names, and herself chosen for Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour, rehearsing with him for months only to be devastated by his sudden death. She was invited to sing at his memorial service and like she says, her phone didn’t stop ringing afterward. But she felt that it wasn’t right to suddenly make it after what transpired with his death.

So now it certainly seems the time. Click on the link and read what everyone else has to say about the Premiere. I’m putting my money on Judith Hill. Here’s your performance from YouTube, plus I’m sure NBC.com has not only her performance but also her bio, since she’s now on TeamAdam.

‘The Voice’: New Coaches For Season 4

‘The Voice’: New Coaches And Season 4 Talent Preview (VIDEO).

NBC’s The Voice premieres this Monday with a two-hour episode followed by a one-hour episode on Tuesday, March 26.

On April 30 and May 7 the show will again feature a two-hour episode. Struggling in ratings, NBC is hoping The Voice will provide a boost.

The two new coaches, I’m predicting, may be just what NBC need to increase ratings. Usher is filling in for CeeLo Green and Shakira is filling in for Christina Aguilera. Both CeeLo and Christina are taking breaks from The Voice to focus on their own projects.

Personally, it will be nice to have two new coaches added to the mix. I was always one to believe that a change in cast wasn’t all bad.

Click the link to read what Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have to say about the new coaches plus you can preview the talent AND see what other networks have renewed, cancelled or are “on the bubble” about.

Returning Series

Have you been wondering if your favorite TV series is returning? Well thanks to our friends at Channel Guide Magazine, here’s the latest list of returning series:

Name of Series, Name of Network, Date

Anger Management, FX, Jan. 17

Archer, FX, Jan. 17

American Idol, FOX, Jan. 16

Anger Management, FX, Jan. 17

Archer, FX, Jan. 17

The Bachelor, ABC, Jan. 7

Being Human, Syfy, Jan. 14

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, NBC, Jan. 8

The Biggest Loser, NBC, Jan. 6

Body of Proof, ABC, Feb. 5

Celebrity Apprentice, NBC, March 3

Community, NBC, Feb. 7

Cougar Town, TBS, Jan. 8

Dallas, TNT, Jan. 28

Dancing With the Stars, ABC, March 18

Dancing With the Stars Results Show, ABC, March 26

Deadly Sins, Investigation Discovery, Jan. 12

Downton Abbey, PBS, Jan. 6

Enlightened, HBO, Jan. 13

Fringe, FOX, Jan. 18 (series finale)

Ghost Hunters, Syfy, Jan. 16

Girls, HBO, Jan. 13

Grimm, NBC, March 8

Justified, FX, Jan. 8

The Lying Game, ABC Family, Jan. 8

The Millionaire Matchmaker, Bravo, Jan. 10

Necessary Roughness,  USA Network, Jan. 23

Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family, Jan. 8

Revolution, NBC, March 25

Scorned: Love Kills, Investigation Discovery, Jan. 26

Shameless, Showtime, Jan. 13

Smash, NBC, Feb. 5

Southland, TNT, Feb. 13

Spartacus: War of the Damned, Starz, Jan. 25

Suburgatory, ABC, April 3

Suits, USA Network, Jan. 17

Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, FX, Jan. 17

Touch, FOX, Feb. 8

True Crime With Aphrodite Jones, Investigation Discovery, Jan. 7

The Voice, NBC, March 25

White Collar, USA Network, Jan. 22

Cassadee Pope Wins The Voice Season 3 | Billboard

Cassadee Pope Wins The Voice Season 3 | Billboard.

This is from Billboard, a very well written article which stays on point about the music and not about the drama.

I’m pleased to know I was wrong and The Voice has a female winner and as the article says, it was the new voting system in which America casts the votes and not the judges that probably helped Cassadee Pope win. She’s also not carrying any baggage, which is equally refreshing.

As we saw with Chris Mann, (a runner-up from last year), I hope Terry McDermott, now that he’s showcased his talents, gets a chance to make some music other than just gigs in his hometown of New Orleans.

‘The Voice’ recap, Newtown tribute and the final three singers – baltimoresun.com

‘The Voice’ recap, Newtown tribute and the final three singers – baltimoresun.com.

Monday night’s The Voice opens with the entire cast of Season 3, including Carson Daly and Christina Milian standing on the stage lit with candles. Each member is holding placards with the names and ages of the victims of the Sandy Hill Elementary school shooting. They sing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah (one of my favorite songs).

If you want to see this, you may have to look hard for it. NBC isn’t showing it any longer and the only way I got to see it was because it was in my Hulu que and I know it’s on my DVR.

The Voice is now down to 3, yes three contestants. Only one of my final four, Terry McDermott, is still in the running. From the article (link) here, they’re predicting that Cassadee Pope will be the first female winner of The Voice.

According to the iTunes Top Singles, Terry McDermott’s single Broken Wings is #5 and Cassadee Pope’s single Cry is #1. In votes, she is beating Terry McDermott’s butt by the thousands. So I’m inclined to believe that she will be the first female winner of The Voice and that Blake will be a repeat winning coach. How exciting!

“The Voice’s” Chris Mann on “Roads” & his return to the show – CBS News

“The Voice’s” Chris Mann on “Roads” and his return to the show – CBS News.

The very best part of watching The Voice‘s results show on Tuesday, Dec. 11 was getting to see Juliet Simms and Chris Mann perform.

To be blunt, which I always am, Chris Mann is probably doing better than Jermaine Paul and Jermaine Paul was the winner of Season 2. Chris has not one but two albums out, not one but two concerts coming up with PBS, he recently sang at the Rockefeller Center and when he was on The Voice Monday night (Dec. 10) he told Carson Daly that he sang for President Obama and his family.

Now it’s true, I won’t deny it, Jermaine Paul was not worthy of winning last year, so it pleases me to no end to see both Juliet Simms, who was on Cee Lo Green’s team, and Chris Mann, who was on Team Xtina, surpassing him in their careers.

Just goes to show what I’ve been saying, that even though you may not win The Voice, it will propel you into a music career if you’re worthy and Chris Mann is most definitely … worthy.