Where did The River go wrong as a TV series?

ABC's supernatural adventure drama The River started out with so much promise. The characters were compelling, the Amazon setting intriguing, and the reality TV crew vs. family secrets theme created instant conflict. And yet, after a bumpy 8-episode run, the show plunged from 8.35 million viewers for the pilot (a… » 3/21/12 1:10pm 3/21/12 1:10pm

How The River's Shocking Comeback Changes Everything

If you haven't been watching The River, then you missed a hell of a startling episode last week. Something absolutely huge happened, that turns the show's entire setup on its side. It was the sort of event that most shows would have waited until their season finales to pull out — but The River has a whole episode left… » 3/19/12 2:38pm 3/19/12 2:38pm

This Week's TV: What's worse than your online dating avatar coming to…

Community is back! And so are Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. There is much rejoicing, as well as cursed-shoe-induced dancing. Also on this week's TV, there are two zany leprechaun movies airing on the same night. Data himself, Brent Spiner, is playing an entire robot army! Plus discover the most embarrassing thing… » 3/12/12 9:00am 3/12/12 9:00am

The River is all about guilt and frustratingly impossible reality TV

I am really starting to wish that The River had just stopped after the first, incredibly riveting episode. Though there have continued to be scary moments in this show, and watching the actors perform is generally a pleasure, the writing and plotting have gone from bad to worse. Several episodes back, the "monster of… » 3/07/12 9:06pm 3/07/12 9:06pm

This Week's TV: Guess which show is doing an Inception tribute — with…

This week on TV, Ridley Scott pays tribute to George Lucas! And we get to watch the Masters of Science Fiction episode that was too shocking for network TV. Can Walking Dead top last night's shocking episode? Also, find out if humans will survive first contact with intelligent aliens. Darth Maul returns to Star Wars! » 3/05/12 9:00am 3/05/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: NBC's Reality-Hopping Awake, and the Launch of DC…

This week's television is just bursting with crazy goodness. NBC is debuting Awake, the acclaimed new show about a cop trapped between two very different realities — could an NBC show really become must-watch TV once again? Meanwhile, the Cartoon Network is launching its DC Nation bloc, and your favorite superheroes… » 2/27/12 9:00am 2/27/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: Guess which show features a Wolverine cameo! Plus…

On this week's TV, Wolverine shows up to deal with some flying shrimp. Also, The Walking Dead features some sage relationship advice. But more importantly, the British Being Human returns to American TV — and it's twice as crazy as ever! Also, Shannen Doherty is playing a witch once again, and chewing enough scenery… » 2/20/12 9:00am 2/20/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: Nathan Fillion saves America from weird science!

This week on television, Nathan Fillion's Castle joins the CIA, to save America from an international conspiracy. And Ridley Scott explains just how Isaac Asimov changed the world, in Prophets of Science Fiction. Plus Ben Edlund writes a new Supernatural, and there's an especially heartbreaking Adventure Time. » 2/13/12 9:00am 2/13/12 9:00am

What new terrors await us on The River? The show's star spills the…

You've seen the creepy ghosts hiding beneath the water of ABC's new series, The River. But what horrors could possibly be lurking in the shadows? We chatted with actor Joe Anderson (a.k.a. the former deputy from The Crazies) about playing Bruce Greenwood's surly son and what scares him deep in the Amazon. » 2/08/12 8:45am 2/08/12 8:45am

Will Harrison Ford really appear in the new Blade Runner movie?

Check out our first proper look at Rufus Sewell as a vampire in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and find out why Lincoln hates vamps. A producer sets the record straight about Ridley Scott's Blade Runner follow-up. The Wolverine sets a release date. Karen Gillan discusses her Doctor Who departure. Plus the single… » 2/08/12 6:00am 2/08/12 6:00am

Three reasons to watch The River tonight, and one reason not to

Produced by Steven Spielberg, and created by Paranormal Activity writer/director Oren Peli, new TV series The River boasts some pretty great credentials out of the gate. But can one-hit-wonder Peli, whose movie we loved, really handle a weekly horror series? We've seen the two-hour premiere of the show, which airs… » 2/07/12 2:52pm 2/07/12 2:52pm