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abc-selfie-pilot-john-cho-karen-gillan.jpgABC's new comedy, Selfie centers around Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), an unattractive and unpopular girl growing up--who was voted "Most Butt" (as in ugly)--decides enough is enough. She makes herself over and compensates years of ostracism by becoming a social media maven. But, after spending years carefully crafting herself into someone who is all style and no substance, she gets a wake-up call. Unable to hide her ugly reality behind upbeat status updates or carefully orchestrated pics, Eliza is stripped bare (almost), covered in panic pudding (vomit) and utterly exposed to the type of ridicule she doles out on a regular basis.

When in need of an actual friend, not followers, she realizes it's time to recreate and rebrand herself. Eliza turns to a co-worker and marketing genius, Henry (John Cho), to help her become more likable.
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abc-manhattan-love-story-jake-mcdorman-analeigh-tipton.jpgABC's new romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story is reminiscent of one of Woody Allen's best films, Annie Hall. Although, neither character possesses the endearing bordering on annoying neuroticism. The premise is basic: two people, Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman), meet and begin dating with New York city as the backdrop.

In addition to dialogue, the audience gets to hear his/her versions of events through inner monologues from the characters as well. If the pilot of Manhattan Love Story is any indication, stereotypical differences between the sexes will abound. Peter gets a bit weepy, and she assumes he's gay. Dana wants to talk about her day, he's distracted by her bra. All hope is not lost. The characters' individual personalities give the gimmick a fresh twist, and if the secondary characters are compelling enough to make this more of an ensemble, there's a show with a wide demographic appeal.
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TheVoice-9-29-14.JPGWell, folks, it's the third night of the Blind Auditions for The Voice's seventh season and the Hollywood Squares-style contestant grids are filling up and the slots for newcomers are dwindling down. Tonight, we had another crew of hopefuls with vocal performances reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Tyler, Bob Marley and The Charlie Daniels Band. By the end of the night, 11 more hopefuls have been added to the list of competitors who will receive coaching from tenured coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, and from the highly skilled and wildly successful Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. 

Before we get started, take a look at all the singers who've already signed up with these four judges. Gwen began the evening with four vocalists, Blake's looking to add more to his crew of four singers, Pharrell opens up the evening already having won over five artists and Adam opened up with a mere three singers. I think Adam's feeling the heat that these two new coaches have brought. We'll just have to see how tonight turns out.
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Berlin, our bitter bad guy with a grudge, gave Red the finger on last week's The Blacklist. Literally, in a box. He vowed to send Reddington's ex-wife Naomi back piece by piece in a disturbing quest for retribution to avenge his daughter's death. In this week's episode, "Monarch Douglas Bank," our FBI super cops investigate a hit on a money laundering bank with a Berlin connection, while Red has coffee talk with his enemy. 

The implausible, fantastical and unbelievable combine forces once again in The Blacklist to give us another hell of a ride with Red at the helm. Fun is always the theme of an otherwise dull Monday night as we hang on tight waiting for the Red and Lizzie antics that are sure to unfold.
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RSZ for Sept. 29.jpgI wonder what surprises Sleepy Hollow has up its sleeve (or Ichabod's fashionable coat) in this week's episode. Last time, Ichabod was able to outsmart Moloch and Ichabod's own son Henry, who is not just a sin eater, but also the Horseman of War. Ichabod freed Abbie from purgatory with the help of Abbie's sister, Jenny. Oh, and there was a bit of help from Benjamin Franklin courtesy of Ichabod's memory and some newly discovered documents that aided in the rescue, too. I am still trying to bleach my eyes (figuratively speaking) to remove the image of Benjamin Franklin as a nudist. Yikes!

This week's episode of Sleepy Hollow, "The Kindred," follows Ichabod and Abbie on their quest to rescue Katrina from the Headless Horseman.
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castle7xx1.jpgAh, fall. The leaves are changing, pumpkin is suddenly in everything and Castle is beginning another season of murder and mayhem. In last season's finale, Castle followed the first commandment of serial dramas ("Thou Shalt Not Allow Thy Romantic Leads Any Lasting Happiness") and had Castle not only miss his wedding, but plunge to an apparent fiery death via car crash on the way. The season 7 opener, "Driven," begins immediately after, with Beckett running to the wreck in her wedding dress, trying to reach Castle. It's obvious that anyone in the car is long dead by now. Luckily, when the fire is put out, Beckett sees that there's no body inside. And thank goodness, because it would be really awkward if the writers killed off the show's title character.
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