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TV Obituaries: Shows we lost this year

May is a rough time of year for TV fans. May Sweeps brings with it hook-ups and weddings and deaths, but it also brings a slew of cancellations. Promising freshman shows are slaughtered for the promise of better pilots to come. Veteran shows are put out to pasture after long runs. Bubble shows wait with bated breath to hear their fate. Some shows are lucky enough to receive notice the end is near; they can prepare for what’s coming. But for others, the end is quick and sudden; cliffhangers are left unfinished and questions unanswered.

For those unlucky shows that get the ax, petitions are signed, creators shop around for new homes, and disappointed fans do lots of crying. So in memoriam of those shows we’ve lost this year, the EW Community says goodbye to those that won’t be joining us in the 2015-2016 TV season.Read More

Josh Charles and 5 more leading men who deserve a TV comeback

Last Tuesday, we got the news that Josh Charles would be joining Masters of Sex this season, and we rejoiced. Ever since he left The Good Wife (which we’re still upset over, by the way), we’ve been thinking that TV is missing something without him. The thing is, he’s not the only one.

There are plenty of talented actors we’d love to see come back to the small screen on a steady basis, and since we’re in the middle of show pickups, why not talk about them? Here are a half-dozen leading men who don’t currently have a regular or recurring role on TV, but definitely should.Read More

'Forever' finale fan recap: It's a long story

Season 1 | Episode 22 | “The Last Death of Henry Morgan” | Aired May 5, 2015

“It’s a long story,” Henry tells Jo as season one of Forever comes to a close. The question is: Will we get to hear the rest of it? That still remains to be seen as we await the fate of our beloved immortal. In the meantime, let’s take a look at that whopper of a finale.

Several weeks ago, Adam dropped a bomb on Henry, informing him of his theory that the key to ending their curse is being killed with the weapon that first induced the immortality. For Henry, it’s the pistol he recently found at the Explorer’s Club; for Adam it’s the pugio dagger that was also used to kill Julius Caesar. The victim that arrives on Henry’s table this week was in possession of Adam’s dagger. Henry knows that Adam believes this dagger will free him from his hell on Earth. He also knows Adam is willing to do whatever is necessary to get it.

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Tracking Henry Morgan: A 236-year 'Forever' timeline

Henry Morgan has seen a lot in the two centuries he’s been alive. And while we don’t know where his journey will take him after Forever‘s May 5 season finale (especially given its tentative season-two renewal status), we do know where he’s been.

We now present a brief timeline of Henry’s historic adventures, filled with epic adventure, romance, medical miracles, and chance encounters that, decades later, are helping NYPD detectives solve seemingly unsolvable cases.

September 19, 1779: Henry Morgan is born.

1813: Henry, still mortal, is horrified to discover that his family is involved in the slave trade. His father blames it on the failing family business, but Henry vows to leave for the colonies (on what will become his ill-fated sea voyage) and never return. He is able to say good-bye to his dying father, who gives Henry the pocket watch he still carries today.Read More

'Forever' fan recap: So much heartache

Season 1 | Episode 21 | “The Night in Question” | Aired Apr 21, 2015

Oh, the tears. So many tears! As Forever approaches its first season finale, Henry finally learns the truth about his beloved Abigail. It is not unexpected that she is dead—she would be at least 100 years old by now—but the circumstances of her death are devastating.

“The Night in Question” starts out hopeful. Abe has figured out where his mother went when she disappeared 30 years ago. He and Henry head out to her last known location to try to find out what happened to her. What unfolds is one horrifying discovery after another. Upon arrival at the house, Henry discovers a shallow grave. They dig up the bones and bring them back to his New York City lab. Henry’s connection to the case makes it difficult for him to do his job, but Lucas is there; it is he who points out to Henry that the skeleton they are looking at is of a young person, not a 70-year-old woman. For a moment, it seems like maybe Abigail didn’t meet such an unfortunate fate.Read More

'Forever' fan recap: I didn't want to go with Isaac

Season 1 | Episode 20 | “Best Foot Forward” | Aired Apr 7, 2015

This rookie season of Forever has been enjoyable from the start, but now we have reached the point where things are getting good. The longer arcs are starting to reach their thrilling conclusions, characters are interacting more, and the significance of Henry’s past and its links to his present are becoming clearer. There are still some issues that need to be worked out, but Forever has proven itself a worthy presence in the prime-time lineup.

In tonight’s episode, “Best Foot Forward,” Jo and Henry’s relationship seems to have reached an important turning point. As she and Isaac sit in a cab on their way to the airport to board a plane that would take them to France, Jo has the realization that she’d rather see France with Henry. She shows up at the antiques shop to tell him about her epiphany, but is interrupted by Abe. She’s said enough to give Henry the idea, but it’s unclear how much he actually understood. Based on Henry’s highly polished powers of observation, it is crazy to think he could have missed what Jo was saying, but we’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out.

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'Forever' fan react: Here I go again on my own

Season 1 | Episode 19 | “Punk Is Dead” | Aired Mar 31, 2015

Guys. I want to give you a clear and concise recap of tonight’s episode of Forever, but I can’t because all my brain can think is, DID YOU SEE HENRY’S FACE WHEN JO KISSED ISAAC? ButI will get to that in a minute.

First, let’s check in with the new, relaxed Jo Martinez, who goes on dates with rich men and agrees to stop being a cop while she’s on them. Unless the band they’re seeing knocks a hole in the wall, revealing a decades-old corpse. Then she gets to be a cop again.

As if often the case, investigating this cold case reminds Henry of an experience he had with Abigail. Henry becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lucy, the victim in the wall, just as he had been obsessed with finding Abigail, who went missing in 1985. Henry called the police to report her disappearance, but upon showing them the letter she had written him, they concluded that she had left him and wouldn’t want to be found.Read More

'Forever' fan recap: What lies beneath

Season 1 | Episode 18 | “Dead Men Tell Long Tales”| Aired Mar 24, 2015

Hello, Foreverists! It feels like it’s been Forever since last we met (see what I did there?). Henry, Jo, and the gang are finally back, and their case of the week leads them into the world of deep-sea diving and ship salvaging. The murder victim, Rick Rasmussen, recently completed a salvage dive of the 200-year-old Empress of Africa—the ship on which Henry died for the very first time. While Jo and Mike begin investigating Rick’s death, Henry is busy with his own search to uncover information about what happened to the ship after he was shot.

“Dead Men Tell Long Tales” continues to fill in the blanks of Henry’s past. We knew he and his father disagreed on the use of their ships for the slave trade; what we didn’t know was that on the night that Henry was shot he had been trying to free 300 shackled men. Unfortunately, he was “killed” before he had a chance to get them the key. For two centuries Henry has believed that his failure to get the slaves to freedom was the reason for his curse of immorality. It is cosmic retribution.Read More

Cuba Gooding Jr. teases romance with 'Forever's' Jo Martinez

Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. has been lighting up the big screen for years. More recently, he has graced Broadway stages, and he’s now making several exciting television appearances. The EW Community caught up with the actor to talk about his guest spots on Empire and Forever, and to hear what’s coming up next for him.

EW COMMUNITY: Obviously you’ve had a very successful film career. How has the transition to television been for you?

CUBA GOODING JR.: A lot of these really interesting roles and projects have started to develop themselves made fit for the television format. You have binge-watching now, so you have the opportunity for people to not just watch a half-hour or an hour of a program or a two-hour film. Now they can literally watch a character develop over three hours, six hours, 10 hours. For me, that’s been more intriguing because I have time to really let someone not only play out the life of the character I created, but they get more of an understanding, a complete vision of a story.

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'Forever' fan recap: Truth or consequences?

Season 1 | Episode 17 | “Social Engineering” | Aired Mar 3, 2015

This episode of Forever had it all, didn’t it? Adorable father-son banter between Henry and Abe? Check. Fascinating new information about Henry’s past? Check. Jo and Henry in an intimate setting, talking in whispers and coming thisclose to the truth? Check. Check. Check.

“Social Engineering” takes a look at the world of the Faceless, a group of “hacktivists”—based on the real-world group Anonymous—who use their technological skills to hack into computer systems to expose corruption and torment those whom they deem guilty of wrongdoing. When Eric Shaw, one of these anonymous hackers, ends up dead, Jo, Henry, and Hanson team up with the cyberterrorism division to try to find the killer.

Unlike other cases, so much of the action here takes place remotely. Thermostats trigger gas leaks. Cell phones control traffic signals. Murderers no longer need to be anywhere near their victims. The cyberterrorism division becomes a key part of the investigation as they work to hunt down the IP address of the computer responsible for setting off the gas in Eric’s apartment.Read More

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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