morty

TV historian and Big Brother fan. Former contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer TV section.

The Bachelorette Season Premiere Monday, May 23

JoJo Fletcher was the runner-up on The Bachelor’s most recent season, but now she’ll do the choosing in the new season of The Bachelorette beginning Monday. Countdown to The Bachelorette: [countdown id=”1463864438″ format=”dHMS” serverSync=”false” alwaysExpire=”false” compact=”false” tickInterval=”1″ counter=”until” template=”minimal” until=”05,23,2016,20,00″ labels=”Years,Months,Weeks,Days,Hours,Minutes,Seconds” labels1=”Year,Month,Week,Day,Hour,Minute,Second” compactLabels=”y,m,w,d”] Successful and stunning real estate developer JoJo Fletcher, 25, gets a second…

Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom ‘Mr. Ed,’ dies at 96

Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom “Mister Ed,” has died, died Thursday, according to Jaime Larkin, spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home retirement community in Woodland Hills, California where Young had lived for four years. His children were with him when he died…

Sneak Peek of ABC’s SPEECHLESS New for Fall 2016

Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver, “About a Boy,” “The Riches,” “Good Will Hunting“) is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for…

Sneak Peek of ABC’s IMAGINARY MARY New for Fall 2016

Alice (Jenna Elfman, “Dharma & Greg,” “Friends With Benefits,” “EDtv“) is a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life – a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as a child suddenly reappears to…

Sneak Peek of ABC’s DOWNWARD DOG New for Fall 2016

Based on the web series, “Downward Dog” is about a struggling millennial, Nan (Emmy-nominated Allison Tolman, “Fargo“), from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. One session at obedience school already makes them realize that even at their worst they may be the best thing for each other. The series stars…

Sneak Peek of ABC’s AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE New for Fall 2016

Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, “Mike and Molly“), a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring. The series stars Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Jeff Otto, Johnny Sequoyah as Taylor, Daniel DiMaggio as Harrison,…

Sneak Peek of ABC’s TIME AFTER TIME New for Fall 2016

Based on the novel and movie “Time After Time,” executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Scream” franchise, “Dawson’s Creek“) delivers a fantastical cat and mouse adventure through time when famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Once H.G. arrives in New York City,…

Sneak Peek of ABC’s STILL STAR-CROSSED New for Fall 2016

“Still Star-Crossed,” a period drama from Shondaland, picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. The series is based on the book by Melinda Taub. “Still Star-Crossed” stars Wade Briggs…

Sneak Peek of ABC’s NOTORIOUS New for Fall 2016

“Notorious” is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. The series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Josh Berman (“Blacklist,” “Bones,” “CSI“) is writer and executive producer, and…