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Here Are All the Ways Abortions on TV Don't Reflect Reality

Television is, of course, fake, but it can provide an opportunity to consider controversial topics like abortion in a comfortable, fictional setting. Yet, as researchers with the University of California, San Francisco, group Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health found, abortion on TV is often unlike abortion in real life and the mismatch could affect how people perceive women who terminate pregnancies. For a study published in the journal Contraception , researchers looked at depictions of abortion on all U.S. television shows (including networks, premium channels, and streaming services) from 2005 to 2014 and identified 78 plotlines where characters considered abortion, including 40 where a woman had one. They found that women on TV who had abortions were younger, whiter, wealthier , and less likely to already have children than the average American woman who ends a pregnancy. Read More...

7 TV Presidents, Ranked From Worst to Best

Frank Underwood's surprise Republican debate appearance got us thinking about other TV presidents weve loved and loathed over the years. http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/2XSNT0IatJo/

'Chicago Med' books 'Scandal' star in recurring role

Veteran character actor Gregg Henry has landed a recurring role on Chicago Med , EW has learned exclusively. Henry will play Dr. Downey, a rock star surgeon who takes a shine to Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell). Gregg Henry is a terrific actor who always gives textured and nuanced performances... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/5HQvqDtqaK0/chicago-med-gregg-henry-spoilers

ABC's 'TGIT,' Empire and black-ish Lead NAACP Image Award Nominations

The #TGITNAACP hashtag is coming soon to a Twitter near you. Producer Shonda Rhimes's powerhouse Thursday-night lineup on ABC (marketed as TGIT) scored eight nominations not counting one for Rhimes herself as Entertainer of the Year when the nominees for the 47th NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif. Foxs Empire and http://tvline.com/2015/12/08/naacp-image-award-nominations-2015-shonda-rhimes-empire-blackish/

Scandal Mega Buzz: Lazarus One Might Not Be Done Yet

  Jake ( Scott Foley ) killed Russell ( Brian White ) point blank on the Scandal winter finale after learning he's behind Lazarus One, but like B613, the murky op might have multiple lives. "I don't think it's ever really going to end," Guillermo Diaz tells us. "There's always going to be that dark force ...   Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/scandal-mega-buzz-lazarus-one/?rss=breakingnews

Scandal's Guillermo Diaz: Huck Is a Changed Man

  [WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Thursday's episode of Scandal . Read at your own risk.] Family was the major theme of Scandal 's winter finale on Thursday. While Mellie ( Bellamy Young ) went on a filibuster to protect Planned Parenthood's funding, Olivia ( Kerry Washington ),   Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/scandal-postmortem-guillermo-diaz-huck-rowan-olivia/?rss=breakingnews

'Scandal' star Guillermo Diaz on cast's 'shocked' reaction to abortion scene

Scandal s midseason finale floored viewers when Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Olivia (Kerry Washington) not only broke up, but Olivia got an abortion something that surprised even the cast during the episodes table read. You can imagine we were all pretty shocked, co-star Guillermo Diaz...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/_dAZVCMSFAU/scandal-abortion-cast-reaction

Scandal's Abortion Episode Takes a Firm Stance...and Receives Praise and Blacklash

Scandal lived up to its name last night with its fall finale. Spoiler warning for "Baby, It's Cold Outside." In the episode, Senator Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) stood up for...   Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/717787/scandal-s-abortion-episode-takes-a-firm-stance-and-receives-praise-and-blacklash?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews

HTGAWM, Scandal, Greys Anatomy Winter Finales Spark Twitter Firestorm

(Spoiler alert: Please do not continue reading unless you watched the Thursday episodes of Greys Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder.) ABCs three Shonda Rhimes -produced dramas delivered shocking midseason finales Thursday night that sent fans into a tizzy on social media. For viewers, it was their last chance until 2016 for fresh action from Greys Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. On Greys Anatomy, fans got what appeared to be an explanation for why Owen hates Nathan one that revealed a history (an apparently unhappy one) between Owens sister and Riggs. But the exact nature of the relationship was left undefined which didnt keep fans from speculating and others from griping about the lack of clarity.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/htgawm-scandal-greys-anatomy-winter-finales-spark-twitter-firestorm/

'Scandal' Spoilers: What's Coming Up In The Fall Finale And When Does The Show Return?

The Season 5 fall finale of "Scandal" airs Thursday night on ABC and fans are bracing themselves for a wild ride. Fitz moved Olivia into the White House, despite learning that she had her father ...   Read More... http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2015/11/19/scandal-spoilers-whats-coming-up-in-th?ref_src=news_rss
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