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  • ‘The Magicians’ to End After Season 5 on Syfy

    And for its final trick, "The Magicians" is bidding farewell. Syfy has announced that the current fifth season of the fantasy show will be its last. Season 5, which is scheduled to last 13 episodes, premiered in Jan. 2020, meaning that the series finale will air on April 1. Based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels […]

  • The Magicians Renewed for Season 5

    There’s no need to wait until tomorrow for some The Magicians goodness: Syfy today renewed the magical drama for Season 5, ahead of show’s Season 4 return on Wednesday, Jan. 23 (at 9/8c). Additionally, executive producer Henry Alonso Myers has been promoted to co-showrunner alongside John McNamara and Sera Gamble for Season 5. “We couldn’t […]

  • Did 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Star Rachel Brosnahan Marry Jason Ralph?

    Keeping a wedding under wraps in Hollywood is no easy task, but it looks like Rachel Brosnahan might have done just that. A source tells PEOPLE that the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star has been secretly married to her longtime boyfriend Jason Ralph since earlier this year. A second source says Brosnahan, 27, refers to Ralph, 32, as her husband at work.

  • 'The Magicians' renewed for Season 4

    The Magicians have conjured up a renewal. Syfy has picked up the fantasy series for Season 4, the network announced Wednesday. The 13-episode fourth season will air in 2019. A new episode of The Magicians is on tonight at 9/8c, with a musical installment — featuring four songs! — slated for next Wednesday. Are you […]

  • 'The Magicians' leads the charge as basic cable breaks the F-Bomb barrier in an F—ing big way

    Producers Sera Gamble, Carlton Cuse, Paris Barclay, and others describe how basic cable is looking to compete with streaming and premium TV via more salty language.

  • 'The Magicians' postmortem: Summer Bishil on that crushing boat scene

    The actress Summer Bishil, who plays Margo, talks two crucial moments in Season 3's third episode, "The Losses of Magic."

  • 'The Magicians' postmortem: Inside Margo and Eliot's goodbye

    Stars Summer Bishil and Hale Appleman discuss this week's tissue moment on "The Magicians."

  • 'The Magicians' Season 3 premiere postmortem: Inside Eliot and Margo's epic pop-culture chat

    Executive producer Sera Gamble and actors Hale Appleman and Summer Bishil dish on the "love letter to author Lev Grossman" and "genre fans."

  • Winter TV preview: The scoop on 10 returning favorites

    Hello, old friends — and by friends, we mean our favorite TV shows. And as with any friend who’s been away for some time, it’s time to catch up on what’s been going on and discover what’s new.These returning shows range from a musical drama taking its final bow to a fantasy epic, to a political thriller about a new, embattled president. A superhero is back to prowl the streets of New York, while a queen figures out how to rule and be a mom at the same time. The truth is still out there, and love is still everlasting. Click through this slideshow to get the rundown on 10 returning shows, straight from the cast and creators. And check out our Winter TV Preview, featuring 13 new shows, here.

  • ‘The Magicians’ Season 2 Finale Postmortem: Producers Influenced By Presidential Election

    Warning: This interview contains spoilers from the Season 2 finale, "We Have Brought You Little Cakes," of 'The Magicians.'

  • ‘The Magicians’ Renewed For Season 3 By Syfy

    Ahead of next week’s Season 2 finale, Syfy has ordered a 13-episode third season of its critically acclaimed drama series for premiere in 2018.

  • ‘The Magicians’ Postmortem: Guest Star Christopher Gorham on Being a New Power Player

    Warning: This interview about the “Lesser Evils” episode of The Magicians contains spoilers. This week’s episode of The Magicians will be remembered for two things: The “One Day More” production number that got Eliot ready for battle, and the introduction of Sen. John Gaines (Covert Affairs‘ Christopher Gorham), who just learned that he is the demigod son of Reynard (Mackenzie Astin).

  • 31 Genre Show Producers on the Heart of Their Series

    Over the last month, executive producers of more than 30 current genre shows have taken part in Yahoo TV’s “Why Genre Shows Matter” survey, either via email or by phone. We’ve learned which genre show was the first to resonate with them, which genre show they believe deserved more Emmy love, which current genre show they think is tackling an issue well, and, if they were a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, what moment, episode, or arc best explains why in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary.

  • 15 Genre Shows That Helped Shape TV Today

    What was the first genre show to resonate with you? 1. HBO owes a “thank you” to The Incredible Hulk. Because when you’re a skinny, nerdy 10-year-old, you wish you could transform into a painted green Lou Ferrigno and beat the living s–t out of anyone who makes you angry.

  • Superheroes, Spells, and Sexual Abuse: A Conversation With Melissa Rosenberg and Sera Gamble, EPs of 'Jessica Jones' and 'The Magicians'

    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 (i.e. As different as The Magicians and Jessica Jones seem on the surface, there are actually some pretty significant similarities, starting with strong, smart, take-no-crap female leads. To discuss their experiences bringing those stories to the screen, we connected Sera Gamble, co-creator/writer/executive producer of Syfy’s The Magicians, with Melissa Rosenberg, creator/writer/executive producer of Netflix’s Jessica Jones, and discovered that while they’d never officially met, they’re fans of each other’s shows.

  • ‘The Magicians’ Postmortem: Hale Appleman on Eliot’s Big News and ‘Big Boy Boots’

    It was another eventful hour for Eliot (Hale Appleman) on The Magicians as he learned that he’s going to be a father from a talking rabbit and survived an assassination attempt by a rebel Foo Fighter. “I loved how kind of funny and off-the-cuff the first half of the episode was, at least for Eliot’s story. Then, when the assassination attempt happened, it got real, but it still has an element of whimsy — Eliot throwing one-liners around,” Appleman says.

  • 'The Magicians' Postmortem: Hale Appleman Talks Eliot's 'Turning Point' (and That Sex Scene)

    Warning: This interview about this week’s episode of The Magicians, “The Flying Forest,” contains spoilers. You know what’s better than having one character as great as Hale Appleman’s Eliot on a show? After the death of Alice in last week’s episode while vanquishing The Beast, Eliot was feeling even more weight on his shoulders now that he has to focus on ruling his troubled kingdom.

  • ‘The Magicians’ Postmortem: Olivia Taylor Dudley Talks Alice's Battle with the Beast

    Warning: This article contains spoilers from the “Divine Elimination” episode of The Magicians. On this week’s episode of The Magicians, Alice certainly learned that lesson when she lost her life in order to rid Fillory of The Beast and save her friends/fellow royals. Olivia Taylor Dudley hopped on the phone with Yahoo TV to discuss Alice’s journey from zero to fallen hero, the likelihood of a corporeal comeback, her personal favorite scene to shoot, and why she may never eat lychee again.

  • ‘The Magicians’ Postmortem: Charles Mesure Talks Beast Mode, Breaking Into Song

    Warning: This article contains spoilers for the “Hotel Spa Potions” episode of The Magicians. Despite being the most powerful magician in not one but two worlds, the Beast was fated to die in the first season of The Magicians. “Originally, we thought the Beast arc was one season long.

  • ‘The Magicians’ Star Arjun Gupta Charms With His Instagram Takeover

    Follow along for his premiere day, from an appearance on 'Today,' to an Amtrak trip to watch the new episode with his family, to a look back at how the show handled Penny’s loss of his hands.

  • 'The Magicians' Season 2 Premiere Postmortem: The Cast Talks Their Crowning Moment

    The Season 2 premiere of Syfy’s The Magicians was all about regrouping and preparing for the next battle in the war to save Fillory. Cue Eliot (Hale Appleman) taking Alice (Olivia Tayler Dudley) by the hand and performing Patrick Swayze’s classic “Sorry for the disruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season” monologue from Dirty Dancing. “I’m sorry to break your heart, but I’m going to be really, really upfront with you and tell you that I had never seen Dirty Dancing,” Appleman admits.

  • ‘The Magicians’ Season 2 Preview: Stella Maeve Talks Importance of Telling Rape Survivor’s Story, Julia’s Beastly Bargain

    Stella Maeve needed her relaxing December sojourn to Tulum, Mexico, something fierce after wrapping Season 2 of The Magicians, which premieres on Jan. 25 on Syfy, and sorting through the mental, emotional, physical, and magical battlefield that is Julia Wicker’s life. After being rejected by Brakebills, seduced by the underbelly of hedge witches, and sexually assaulted by Reynard the Fox, a trickster god who killed and ate her friends, she ruined her other friends’ plan to kill the Beast and save the Narnia-ish land of Fillory by hijacking their nemesis and the weapon that can kill him. “Julia’s life is superintense, and I want so badly to do the storyline and the character justice.

  • ‘The Magicians’ Season 2 Preview: Beauty and The Beast

    In order to find and take out Reynard (Mackenzie Astin), the powerful trickster who killed her friends, raped her, and is eating the hearts of other witches, Julia (Stella Maeve) transported herself, The Beast (Charles Mesure) and the blade that could kill him back to New York from the Season 1 finale’s big battle in Fillory.

  • 16 Hidden Gems to Binge On Over the Holidays

    We don't need to tell you how great “The Crown” and “Black Mirror” are. You know. Here are the shows we'd suggest that may need an extra push to get you hooked. “Playing House,” “Documentary Now!” and “Bates Motel,” to name a few. The latter is entering its fifth and final season, so you may have some catching up to do.

  • The 30 Best TV Moments of 2016

    If you were to ask us which TV moments from 2016 we’d like to relive right now, here’s the answer. Click through our picks, then share yours.