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Author: Treva Bowdoin

Discovery’s 2014 Shark Week is Jumping the Sharknado

Shark Week is about to turn the Discovery Channel’s TV schedule into a finned feeding frenzy. We’re wondering if the network looked to the Syfy channel when choosing titles for its upcoming specials. Syfy’s “Sharknado 2: The Second One” recently took a bite out of the Big Apple by giving us sharks on a plane, sharks on a train, and sharks at a Met game. The Discovery Channel hasn’t tried to convince viewers that a sharknado could actually destroy New York, but its “Zombie Sharks” are about to invade your TV in what just might be a “Sharkageddon.” Discovery...

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10 Things We Know About Season 4 of “Once Upon a Time”

“Once Upon a Time” took a big chance last season by tackling a Disney movie still fresh in everyone’s minds. However, it looks like bringing “Frozen” to life is going to make season four of the TV series more fun than building a snowman (and bringing him to life). Fans have a lot more to look forward to than seeing live-action versions of Anna (Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa (Georgina Haig). Let’s take a look at what we know so far about “Once Upon a Time” season four: 1. There might be a wedding. According to E! Online, “Once Upon a Time” will pick up where “Frozen” left off by showing Anna and Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster) planning their wedding. However, there’s no word on if we’ll get to see the ceremony or if any Storybrooke residents will score invites to the fairy tale affair. Josh Dallas revealed Charming once had “an unlikely friendship” with one of the “Frozen” characters. He and his family could be headed to Arendelle if this unlikely friendship was with Anna, Elsa, or Kristoff. 2. Six “Frozen” characters will be on the show. Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff won’t be the only “Frozen” characters who appear during season four. Villainous Prince Hans (Tyler Jacob Moore) will reportedly be part of the story arc, so Anna might have to worry about a wedding crasher. Executive producers Edward...

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5 Ways “Orphan Black” Made Fans Proud to be Part of the Clone Club at Comic Con

Aliens, vampires, and superheroes are so last year. San Diego Comic Con 2014 was all about clones, and the “Orphan Black” cast did their best to make Clone Club sestras feel proud to be members of the fandom. In honor of one of the best shows on TV, let’s take a look at the most memorable “Orphan Black” moments from Comic Con. Just be forewarned — they’ll leave you hungering for more “Orphan Black” like Helena hungers for powdered doughnuts and pickles. 1. Tatiana Maslany tears up. The marvel that is Ms. Maslany showed a genuine appreciation for her fans when she teared up after hearing one viewer’s touching story during the Q&A portion of the “Orphan Black” Comic Con panel. According to Slash Film, a girl named Taylor thanked Maslany for changing her life. “Before I started watching the show I was really in the closet and I was totally ashamed of who I was,” Taylor said. “I hated myself. My parents weren’t okay with me being gay. I started watching the show with my mom and it’s helped us start to rebuild our relationship. Because she sees Cosima and she sees that it’s okay and that people are more than their sexuality. I want to thank you for that.” Maslany was visibly moved by the story, wiping away tears as the fan asked her what it’s like...

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“The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” Crossover and 4 Other Cartoon Mash-ups

“The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” are joining forces for an epic cartoon crossover. So how will FOX’s funny animated families react when they finally meet? A sneak peek of the FOX special reveals things don’t go so great. When the Griffin family arrives in Springfield, Peter is immediately suspicious. He warns his family not to drink the water because everyone “looks like they have hepatitis.” At first, Homer and Peter bond over donuts and beer, but things start to go sour when Homer disses Pawtucket Patriot Ale by calling it a Duff rip-off. He also perturbs Peter by failing to properly set up a “Family Guy” cutaway gag. Bob from “Bob’s Burgers” pops up in the plane-themed gag, and Peter burns the loveable burger man by saying that he and Homer have to carry Bob “because he can’t fly on his own.” Peter better watch his mouth – “Bob’s Burgers” doesn’t need cutaway gags, time machines, and “Star Wars” specials to be entertaining. All it needs is a guy and his grill. The footage reminds us just how different “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons” are when Stewie cracks a painfully unfunny rape joke while making prank phone calls with Bart. Homer also fills in for Peter’s giant yellow chicken nemesis in a lengthy fight scene. “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” crossover episode will air September 28 on FOX, which...

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“Married” vs. “You’re the Worst”: Which FX Comedy is Right for You?

Two new comedy series on FX both feature flawed characters in relationships that are far from perfect. But beyond these two similarities, the shows couldn’t be any more different. “Married” focuses on the trials and tribulations (OK, mostly trials) of a couple with three kids and a sexless marriage, while “You’re the Worst” focuses on the budding “friends with benefits” relationship of two young professionals. Now that we’re a few episodes into these shows, I can safely say that they’re both worth a watch. However, you might prefer one over the other because of how drastically different they are. Hopefully answering these six questions will help you decide which new FX comedy is right for you. 1. Do you enjoy steamy moments TV or does watching shows with lots of these scenes turn you off? There’s a painful lack of lovemaking in “Married.” The premiere begins with Russ (Nat Faxon) making a pathetic attempt to get his wife, Lina (Judy Greer), to show him some affection, whereas Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash) jump into bed right away on “You’re the Worst.” “Married” might not feature any steamy scenes, but there are plenty of dirty jokes to give you just a hint of filth. 2. Would you rather watch a guy looking for action or a couple trying to enjoy a nice night out together? The first episode...

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