How Kevin Costner Arrived In ‘Yellowstone’

Since he’s an Oscar-winning movie star and director, you wouldn’t expect to see Kevin Costner starring in a new cable TV show. Yet that’s exactly what’s happening — Costner leads the cast of Yellowstone, a 10-episode series starting this week on The Paramount Network. He’s also an executive producer on the show, and he told us he was drawn to it by the passion and the writing of series creator/director Taylor Sheridan. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kevin Costner)

 

Yellowstone airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on The Paramount Network.

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Viola Davis Thinks ‘The Last Defense’ Is America’s Most Important New Series

In a reality TV landscape filled with competitions and romance, The Last Defense definitely breaks the mold. The show takes an in-depth look at crimes and trials in which the defendant may have been wrongly convicted, trying to reopen their cases. It’s a show that could literally mean life or death for the featured defendants, and in a country where some think the justice system is broken, executive producer Viola Davis says it’s a show America needs to see. (Click on the media bar below to hear Viola Davis)

 

 

 The Last Defense airs Tuesday nights at 10/9c on ABC.

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Tyra Banks Is Seeing Stars In ‘America’s Got Talent’s’ New Season

Social media feeds lit up this past week after 13-year-old Courtney Hadwin got the Golden Buzzer from Howie Mandel, sending her directly to the live shows. Could she be the season’s breakout star? Host Tyra Banks is convinced that, after the success of last season’s winner, the show will definitely find another star this time around. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tyra Banks)

 


America’s Got Talent airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.

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Tom Ellis Loves The Superfans Who Saved ‘Lucifer’

Lucifer fans were put through hell with the news that Fox had canceled their favorite series. And while Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans got almost instant gratification with the show’s NBC pickup, Lucifer lovers were left in limbo for three excruciating weeks, until Netflix announced it would bring the show back from programming purgatory and produce a new season’s worth of episodes for streaming. Netflix credited fan reaction with the decision to bring the show back, and Lucifer star Tom Ellis says he believes it, since he knows first-hand how passionate its audience is. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Ellis)

So far, no dates have been set for the streaming return of Lucifer.

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Is ‘American Ninja Warriors’ Inspiring A Wellness Trend?

Viewers have found the amazingly athletic performances on American Ninja Warrior to be inspirational in many ways. In fact, co-hosts Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Matt Iseman say they’ve met a lot of “ANW” fans who have been inspired by the show to get in better shape themselves, which they see as a very good thing.  (Click on the media bar below to hear Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Matt Iseman)

American Ninja Warrior airs Monday night at 9/8c on NBC.

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Wayans Wanted To Give ‘Marlon’ A Fresh Take On Family Matters

After it was a summer hit last year, Marlon has returned for a second season on NBC. The show, of course, is named after its star, Marlon Wayans, who is also the show’s executive producer and creator. He told us he wanted a show that looked at the realities of modern relationships, but in a way we hadn’t seen before. (Click on the media bar below to hear Marlon Wayans)

Two episodes of Marlon are airing on Thursday nights, starting at 9/8c on NBC.

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