Every ‘American Gods’ Character, Ranked by How Weirdly Intriguing They Are (Photos)
“American Gods” is full of characters who only show up for a brief time to do something delightfully weird and godlike. Here’s every single one, ranked by how intriguing, mysterious, flawed and strange they are. Spoilers beyond this point! Robbie (Dane Cook) Audrey’s husband and Shadow’s best friend got mixed up with Laura and, seemingly, fell in love with her. Unfortunately, he failed to realize that Laura’s been working through some stuff — like latent depression. Overall, though, he’s just a typical human dude, and one who can’t seem to avoid ruining his relationships. Low »
- Phil Hornshaw
Fall TV First Impression: Young Sheldon
The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including David Boreanaz’s Seal drama, the adventures of Fox’s Gifted mutants, ABC’s rapping Mayor and a soapy new Dynasty. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
First up on our list….
The Show | CBS’ Young Sheldon (Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c, premiering Nov. 2)
The Cast | Iain Armitage »
Why 'Walking Dead' Fans Shouldn't Skip 'Fear the Walking Dead'
Now that most Walking Dead fans have recovered from an emotional season 7, I'm sure they're craving some walker love. I know some have been skeptical of Fear the Walking Dead, but season 3 seems to promise more action and more walkers, which is why it is a good summer fill to hold Walking Dead fans over until the October season 8 premiere.
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Pearl Mackie
Often, it is the introduction of a new film or show that addresses problems like under-representation of visible minorities or LGBT individuals. Sometimes, however, long-running productions are able to adapt and become increasingly inclusive. Such is the case of the highly popular Doctor Who series, which has just this year introduced the Doctor’s first openly gay traveling companion. This character is played by the emerging star Pearl Mackie. Mackie’s first major role on television, Bill Potts, is a character which has received a great deal of attention. Mackie herself has expressed her pride in portraying a character with which marginalized
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- Nat Berman
Alex Rodriguez Signs With ABC News, Will Serve as Gma Contributor
The former New York Yankee has signed with ABC News, our sister site Deadline reports. As part of the deal, A-Rod will serve as a contributor on Good Morning America, World News Tonight With David Muir and Nightline, where he’ll report on sports, personal fitness and finance, among other topics.
Rodriguez played a total of 22 seasons as a shortstop and third baseman for the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers and the Yankees, and holds the record for most grand »
How Watching the Show Born This Way Can Make You A Better Person
For those who are unclear about the exact nature of Down Syndrome, it is caused by a chance occurrence that causes an extra chromosome 21, meaning that it is something that can happen in all conceptions. There are no known behavioral and environmental factors that can affect the chances of the occurrence, though it is known that the chance rises from 0.1 percent when the mother is 20-years-old to 3 percent when the mother is 45-years-old. Regardless, Down Syndrome causes a number of serious problems for those who have it, with examples ranging from delayed development to poor muscle tone
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- Nat Berman
Five Reasons to Watch Josh Gates’s Destination Truth
Destination Truth was a paranormal reality TV show centered around Josh Gates, a paranormal researcher who headed out in each episode in search of cryptids and other paranormal claims. In total, the TV show ran for five seasons, but now that the episodes have been made available on Travel Channel, people who have never seen it should consider giving it a chance. Here are five reasons to watch Josh Gates’s Destination Truth: Travelogue The Destination Truth team has visited a wide range of locations in countries situated all around the world. As a result, a significant percentage of its fanbase
- Nat Berman
The Top Five Actors Over the age of 80
Some people say that in order to get acting work you need to be young and beautiful. This is only half true as many actors way past retirement age are still rocking a fabulous career. Age is just a number for many actors over 80, in fact, the secret to their longevity might just be that they are still working. Whether in front of the camera or behind it directing, many of our favorite actors of both the male and female variety are lending their unique creative touch to films and television shows. Here are five of the best actors
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- Nat Berman
Casting the Perfect Game of Thrones Movie
Game of Thrones is coming to a close. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that HBO has been looking into the possibilities for a movie based on the A Song of Ice and Fire franchise for some time. However, the problem isn’t finding potential options so much as the fact that there are a number of them. For example, the most obvious choice would be a movie based on Robert’s Rebellion, which has a much stronger connection to the events shown on Game of Thrones than the other possibilities out there. However, Robert’s Rebellion has
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- Nat Berman
‘American Idol’: Ryan Seacrest Talks Drag After Katy Perry Deal
Nearly three weeks after ABC confirmed that it would bring “American Idol” back to television, the singing competition has a high-profile anchor for its judges table, but no other confirmed talent on board.
ABC and producers FremantleMedia and Core Media locked up pop star Katy Perry as a judge for the upcoming season just in time for an announcement at the network’s upfront presentation. Perry’s services were secured at a rate of $25 million for the upcoming season — which sources tell Variety represents 65% of the budget earmarked for talent. No additional judges have since signed on to the show.
Nor have producers and the network been able to seal a deal with Ryan Seacrest to return as host. Seacrest had been in talks to rejoin the series — which he appeared on for all of its 15 seasons on Fox — since before ABC even made the revival official. But ongoing talks have failed to produce a deal. A »
- Daniel Holloway and Shirley Halperin
Atx Television Festival happening June 8 thru 11
The Atx Television Festival, headlining a Battlestar Galactica cast and creator reunion, will happen in Austin, Texas, June 8 – 11 2017. The festival features premiers, screenings, script read-throughs, creator and cast reunions for many shows, panel discussions, and of course Q&As. True industry professionals will serve as panelists for gatherings of wannabes (such as this writer) and fans (such as all of us). Some of the panels will discuss the creative and production side such as the role of the showrunner, effective producer/director parings, and creating onscreen friendships. Other panels will include cast members and those discussions will be more
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- Chris St Martin
Is The Flash Television Show Better than The Comic?
The Flash isn’t a single character so much so as several characters who share the same superhero name as well as similar superpowers. However, no matter the man beneath the mask, there can be no doubt about the fact that the Flash is one of DC’s most popular superheroes. For proof, look no further than The Flash, which started running on The CW on October 7, 2014 and has continued running since that time because it is both a critical and a commercial success. As a result, it is no wonder that some people are asking whether The Flash has
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- Nat Berman
Alex Rodriguez Scores Contributor Role at ABC News
Alex Rodriguez has spent the first months of his retirement from professional baseball as an analyst at Fox Sports, but he’s about to get a tryout with another team. The former New York Yankees player will work as a contributor for ABC News, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Rodriguez would continue working for Fox Sports, and his contract with that 21st Century Fox unit would likely prohibit him from making cameos on ABC’s Disney-owned sister, Espn. He might be able to add commentary on games during non-sports-centric shows like “Gma.”
Rodriguez figured prominently in Fox’s recent “upfront” presentation to advertisers, which placed a big spotlight on the company’s sports-programming assets. Rodriguez made an appearance at the glitzy showcase.
Rodriguez’s new duties were reported previously by the »
- Brian Steinberg
Why We Need Reading Rainbow back on Television
Reading Rainbow was an American TV show that encouraged children to read. It started running on PBS Kids on June 6, 1983 and continued running until November 10, 2006, which made it the fourth-longest running children’s TV show on the station. However, even once Reading Rainbow was cancelled, reruns continued to run until August 28, 2009, while an iPad app was released on June 20, 2012 before being made available on the Internet, other mobile devices, and other Internet-capable devices through a successful Kickstarter campaign in May of 2014. Summed up, Reading Rainbow can be said to have had enormous
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- Nat Berman
‘Twin Peaks’: Matthew Lillard on His Breakout Role and Joining David Lynch’s Dysfunctional Family
Last week’s premiere of “Twin Peaks” brought with it no shortage of surprises, but here’s probably the most unpredictable one we witnessed: a captivating performance by Matthew Lillard as William Hastings, a high school principal accused of murder, whose wife is tied up in the supernatural mystery surrounding Agent Dale Cooper’s (Kyle MacLachlan) evil doppleganger.
Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Guide to Returning Characters and How They’re Helping – or Hurting – Cooper: Parts 1 & 2 (An Ongoing List)
Lillard’s career began in the early ’90s with roles in “Serial Mom” and “Hackers,” and his reputation is definitely rooted in some variation of comedy, from horror comedies like “Scream” to the live-action “Scooby-Doo” films (and subsequent animated projects, for which Lillard still provides the voice of Shaggy).
“Twin Peaks,” while never lacking in funny moments, marks a bit of a departure for the character actor. That might be why, at the premiere last Friday, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
‘Silicon Valley’ Review: Everyone’s Ready for Life After Erlich, Even While He’s Still Around and Making Deals
Given the amount of turnover and plot machinations that go into the average season of “Silicon Valley,” more than a few episodes feel like the show hitting the reset button.
Last week’s “The Blood Boy” played out like a midseason finale, with Gavin Belson bidding farewell to his part in the Pied Piper-ssaince. Saying adieu to his part in Richard’s new internet, Gavin the enemy-turned-ally pulled his own version of the Terminator goodbye, ascending the steps of his private plane having just turned over his patent to Richard instead of lowering himself into a vat of sacrificial molten metal.
But earlier this week, news broke that another poster-worthy cast member would be leaving as well, with reports that T.J. Miller would not be returning for “Silicon Valley” Season 5. As a result, Sunday »
- Steve Greene
The Leftovers Recap: Twin Piqued
In a sequel of sorts to “International Assassin,” The Leftovers returned Kevin to the other side in Sunday’s “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother),” setting the stage for the mind-screwiest episode of Season 3… at least until we get to the series finale. Was our hero able to accomplish his mission(s) in the Bizarro World hereafter? And what familiar faces helped/hindered him along the way? Read on…
‘So, Let’S Get Assassinating, Shall We?’ | The hour opened with a flashback »
The Five Most Realistic Films about Parenthood
The film industry has brought us a variety of genres and subject matters from comedy to action packed thrillers, but for those of us who are parents, nothing quite hits home like a movie that shows what it is really like to be a parent. Through movies that bring us a realistic slice of realism in raising a family, we form a connection and see a little bit ouf ourselves as we go through the ups and downs of raising a family. Here are the top five realistic films about parenthood. 1. Parenthood Of course, we had to start the
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- Nat Berman
‘The Leftovers’ Recap: Kevin Can Wait
Do not read unless you’ve seen “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother),” the seventh episode of the third and final season of HBO’s “The Leftovers.”
For my own amusement, I sometimes imagine describing individual episodes of “The Leftovers” to people who’ve never seen the show.
Let’s try it with this installment, shall we?
“A former sheriff from a small town in New York is in Australia, where his father has become convinced of the existence of a song that will stop the planet from being engulfed in a world-ending flood. The father drowns his son, and the son, Kevin, travels to an alternate realm that he has visited before, where he met God, did karaoke, and killed a woman who had been appearing to him in his ‘real’ life. When Kevin enters this realm again, he is both an assassin (as he was the first time he »
- Maureen Ryan
‘The Leftovers’: Justin Theroux and The Surprise Guest Stars of Episode 7 on Reuniting For the End of the World
[Editor’s note: The following interview contains spoilers for the “The Leftovers” Season 3, Episode 7, “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother).” Moreover, what follows likely won’t make a lick of sense unless you’ve seen the episode, which cannot be succinctly explained.]
On Sunday night, the President, Vice President, and Secretary of Defense secretly plotted to destroy the world — and succeeded.
No, this isn’t a breaking news story — not yet, anyway — and the world eviscerated by nuclear war luckily wasn’t even real in the fictional world of “The Leftovers.” In the most recent episode, aptly titled “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother),” the American political trio destroyed the afterlife as we know it in order to save Kevin’s soul, and playing the titular roles were Justin Theroux, as President Kevin Harvey, Ann Dowd, as Secretary of Defense Patti Levin, and Liv Tyler, as VP Meg Abbott.
While the well-hidden reunion was cherished by all three actors, both Theroux and Tyler made special declarations to their co-star. »
- Ben Travers
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