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Wednesday, August 22 2018 11:49

Shark Tank: Who’s Your Favorite Shark?

Talk about an accidental bite. Who would’ve thought that ABC’s Shark Tank would be so popular, but it’s still raking in the ratings and handing out the dough. It starts another season in October with the Sharks ready to help wannabe entrepreneurs with their latest and greatest ideas. They’re also ready to abuse the contestants, which is probably the real reason why the show is so popular. Who’s your favorite Shark? Here’s a list of the regular Sharks and a few popular Guest Sharks from which to choose.

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The recent ABC reboot of Roseanne has been a smash-hit, but like the woman in the title, it's also been controversial at times. Today it's over. Following a racist, since-deleted tweet in which Roseanne Barr compared Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, to the offspring of the "Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes," ABC pulled the plug on the show. In an email sent out to media this morning, Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment said: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show."

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After two seasons on ABC, Quantico found itself in a position where reinvention was the perfect way to both move the series forward and gain new audiences in the process. Despite being well-received by both viewers and critics, many (like myself) had yet to experience the show, and as time went on, the chance for that to happen became less and less likely. During my recent visit to Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to meet with new showrunner Michael Seitzman (Code Black) and a new addition to the cast - Academy Award Winner Marlee Matlin - for a discussion about taking the series in a new direction (and a three year time jump) for season three.

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If I were to spin back the clock a few decades and point my lens to a specific neighborhood and a specific house somewhere in the south suburbs of Chicago, I would be able to see a little boy that was dreaming of bigger things. Sometimes that child would be tuned into WFLD-TV Channel 32, watching Reb Brown and Nicholas Hammond as Captain America and Spider-Man in re-runs on the UHF band. During those shows there might even be a commercial for the incredible stories being told in the pages of Marvel Comics.  It was a simpler time, and one where no one could've ever predicted how prevalent those characters would one day be around the world. Now, as the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to be released, that little boy is now a man - and one invited to walk the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War! As a guest of The Walt Disney Company and Marvel, I will be back in Los Angeles as part of a group of 25 writers, bloggers and online personalities as we experience the debut of the biggest superhero film in history as part of the #InfinityWarEvent - April 22-24, 2018! What's unique about this it that the World Premiere will mark the first time that the cast as seen the film... and like last year when the cast assembled at the D23 Expo in Anaheim to share in watching the first footage from the film together, somehow this kid from Illinois will be there with them.

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My wife is a massive fan of Zach Braff. That said, I almost felt bad when I was introduced to Mr. Braff at a dinner in Los Angeles two years ago and she wasn't there. In another adventure fit for a book I should probably one day write, I was dining with Larry King (we shot footage for a pilot together!) at Craig's, and over in a corner booth sat Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, and another gentleman whose name I missed. Larry says to our table "Do you like Zach Braff? Let me introduce you..." before leading the group over there for a nice conversation. I've never told that story online before, but it seems appropriate now since we've got the trailer for Alex, Inc., a new ABC series that's executive produced by, directed by and starring Zach Braff.

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Sunday, November 19 2017 19:06

THE TOY BOX Crowns a Second Season Winner...

The second season of THE TOY BOX has come to a close on ABC, and now we know which new toy the judges have crowned champion. For the past eight weeks, the kid judges have come face-to-face with hopeful toy inventors, each competing for a shot at having their creation mass-produced by Mattel and made available for sale exclusively at Toys "R" Us. The winner this time around? Hydroshield aka Water Dodger! But that's not all, as Toys "R" Us chose Eardorables as a runner-up, and host Eric Stonestreet's personal favorite,  Wobb-Ball (seen as Flexxball) s a reality as well. See the winning toys below...

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