2013 has been a great year for television, so narrowing down our list of favorites was no easy task. As TV Blend has numerous writers with varying tastes in TV shows, we decided to go solo this year in sharing our Top 5 lists of the best series of 2013. This is Kelly’s list, which begins with the long-awaited fourth season of Arrested Development at #5
Scandal takes an interesting approach to how it deals with its winter finales. While some series will save its massive cliffhanger for that last episode in December and leave fans to wait weeks or longer for the series to take its next breath and let us know what’s happening. Scandal takes a slightly different approach. Last year, the penultimate episode of the half-way point of the series delivered the cliffhanger.
When it comes to Shonda Rhimes’ mile-a-minute ABC series Scandal, there’s not many places the showrunner won’t go in the name of compelling storytelling peppered by a couple jaw-on-the-floor moments each and every episode. But we highly suggest holding onto one’s butt in preparation for tonight’s midseason finale (titled "A Door Marked Exit"), because if what the actors have said are true, we’re in for one walloper of a time. And probably a head-spinning misadventure in crazytown.
The American Film Institute’s official selections for the 2013 AFI Awards have been announced, and the television selection proves that 2013 was a truly stellar year for the small screen. The list, which includes 10 of the year’s most outstanding television series as well as 10 equally-as-impressive movies, was selected by a panel of highly impressive judges.
It’s that time of year again! TV doesn’t exactly grind to a halt during the holidays, as some networks fill their primetime hours with holiday programming, but most of our favorite TV dramas and comedies will be going on hiatus for the next few weeks, if not longer. Lest you think that means you actually have to step away from the television, rest assured, this is actually a great time of year to watch those shows you’ve been meaning to check out, or lose yourself in a nostalgic binge-watch.
Ok, Scandal fans, there’s bad news. Scandal’s third season is going to be a bit shorter than expected. ABC has reportedly cut the episode order from the planned 22 episodes to 18. On the brighter side, speculation is that the reason behind this move has to do with Kerry Washington’s pregnancy, as opposed to ABC wanting less of the show.
Scandal has proven to be the series that most often leaves me shouting expletives at my television set, alarming my husband, who sits in the other room more amused by my reaction than he is interested in the explanation for it. But you get it. You watched. And if you didn’t, well, read on at your own risk because we’re about to get detailed in discussing “YOLO.”
Tomorrow is the day to give thanks and count our blessings. And on this Thanksgiving Eve, we’re taking a look at the small screen to consider all of the things we’re feeling grateful for. Whether it’s Saturday Night Live’s new “Weekend Update” anchor, The Good Wife and Scandal’s ongoing drama, the adaptation of Preacher that’s in the works, or any of the other items on our lists, we’re feeling the love and gratitude for the wonderful bounty TV’s offered us.
Last Thursday’s episode of Scandal dropped more than a couple major twists into our laps. If you’re not caught up on the ABC drama through “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie," read no further! As the preview for tonight’s “Vermont is for Lovers, Too” indicates, the situation with Olivia’s mother will be addressed pretty directly. She’s alive! But she’s not looking so good and it seems like she’s locked up somewhere.
Oh Scandal, you tricky, emotionally manipulative, completely addictive series. There are times when I watch this show and feel like I can barely keep track of every fast-spoken detail-filled conversation that's happening. And then it all comes together and makes sense somehow, with at least a few unpredictable twists thrown in to keep us on the edge of our seats. (SPOILERS if you haven’t watched tonight’s episode “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie”!)
Lisa Kudrow sure is fun to watch, isn’t she? Spoilers if you haven’t watched tonight’s episode of Scandal (“Icarus”)! We saw a bit of Kudrow’s range as an actor tonight as the episode revealed her character Josie Marcus’ range of emotions. She has no shortage of jokes and witty responses, but put a bit of pressure on her and she’ll flip like a switch.
Scandal pushed its audience to the emotional limits in last week’s jam-packed episode of revelations. With the information that currently available, it seems poor Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) may have to encounter one thing she really can’t handle: the truth about her mother. Naturally, we’re dying to know what the facts are behind Remington, and what the real story is about Momma Pope, so we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands and drum up a few revelatory theories of our own.
Last Thursday’s episode of Scandal dropped a pretty major bomb on us with a potential reveal about “Operation Remington,” the mysterious secret mission that Fitz is involved with and Rowan has been covering up. What do we know about Operation Remington? The latest promo for Scandal focuses entirely on that as it lays out the things we know about about Operation Remington, including the intel Huck dug up that left us waiting for more answers.
Grandparents are busy snapping photos of grandchildren and people in their twenties often use the holiday as an excuse to dress up and go out if they don’t already have kids. All of these things are generalizations, of course, but the fact that last night was a holiday that kept a lot of people out of their homes did lead to poor ratings. And none were more dismal last night than the ratings for Fox’s The X Factor.
All things considered, you’d assume that Scandal star Kerry Washington would be the most excited person in the promotional videos for her hosting stint on Saturday Night Live, but doing so would make you very wrong. It’s in fact her musical guest star, Eminem — rapping wind-up toy come to life — that has overdosed on glee.