Maria Doyle Kennedy ('Orphan Black') and Ed Speleers ('Wolf Hall') have signed on for key roles for the fourth season of Starz's 'Outlander,' which began filming this week in Scotland.
As the saying goes, two heads are better than one, so twins on TV shows means double the fun. At least, some of the time; other times, it’s more like that quote from Macbeth — “double double, toil and trouble.”
Warning: This post contains spoilers for the “Manacled Slim Wrists” episode of Orphan Black. Orphan Black‘s final season body count continues to climb as Susan Duncan joins her clone children Januz and M.K. in the show’s graveyard. The elderly matriarch of the Leda line has stared the Grim Reaper in the face before, must notably following Rachel’s insurrection last season, but this time the hooded figure appears to have claimed his prize, aided and abetted by Virginia Coady and P.T. Westmoreland.
With so much to watch on TV it can be difficult to plan ahead. But we’re here to help! Here are the five shows you won’t want to miss this week.
Leading up to the 20th anniversary of the March 10, 1997, premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Yahoo TV is celebrating “Why Genre Shows Matter” and the history of how these shows have tackled universal themes (such as how much high school sucks) and broader social issues. “Name a current show you think is tackling an issue well” — that’s another question we posed to more than 30 executive producers of current sci-fi/fantasy series who agreed to take part in our Why Genre Shows Matter survey over the last month, either by email or phone. I’m obsessed with Black Mirror.
Orphan Black star Kristian Bruun went to WonderCon, and he took us along for the ride. The Canadian actor, who plays Donnie Hendrix on the hit BBC America sci-fi series, took over our Instagram account to give us a behind-the-scenes look as he got ready for the pop culture convention in Los Angeles. #CloneClub! Ahead of the WonderCon panel, Bruun hit the hotel gym with co-star Kevin Hanchard, hung out with make-up magician Veronica Lane, and hilariously flashed us his Comic-Con under-tradition.
Never mind what Marty McFly says. In our opinion, it’s totally cool to be chicken. March 19 marks National Poultry Day, and we’re seizing the opportunity to celebrate some of our current favorite TV chickens. Not actual fowl, of course, although there are plenty of those to be found on the airwaves.
In 2015, television made us laugh, it made us cry, it made us text friends “OMG?!” There were so many incredible moments that we couldn’t stop talking about on Twitter, in the office kitchen, via Skype with our moms. Related: The 26 Best TV Episodes of 2015 There were hilarious musical numbers like “Pinot Noir” on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Kristen Wiig’s “Chandelier” dance at the Grammys. We stopped breathing for a few minutes during thrilling fights on Justified and Daredevil.
We’re thankful for plenty of things this holiday season… and that includes the supporting characters that make TV worth watching. Here, we’re raising our glasses in a toast to the funniest, most fascinating people (and dogs) we’ve spent our 2015 with. And if any of these standout characters are unfamiliar to you? Well, there’s your holiday binge-watching assignment right there
The show could so easily be awful for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the gimmick of having Liv take on the characteristics of the person whose brains she consumes each week.
The arrival of another Independence Day has us thinking of the TV characters (and, in some cases, actors) we’d like to see declare their independence from shows that don’t always properly value their contributions.
So to get some clarity on the cult sci-fi drama’s third season (premiering this Saturday at 9 p.m. on BBC America), Yahoo TV visited the show’s set in Toronto and chatted with series star Tatiana Maslany, male clone portrayer Ari Millen, and co-creator/director John Fawcett. Here are five intriguing behind-the-scenes nuggets we came away with that got us even more excited for Season 3 to start.