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...
Nashville, Tenn., will soon bear a striking resemblance to Dillon, Texas. Alicia Witt who played Becky Sproles single mom Cheryl on Friday Night Lights will reunite with former co-star Connie Britton during a major Nashville arc. Per EW.com, Witt will play country music sensation Autumn, who is described as a respected singer whos  http://tvline.com/2015/12/12/nashville-alicia-witt-season-4-friday-night-lights-reunion/
Exclusive: Alicia Witt will join the ABC drama for a major arc... Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/ZLFnDJyHcjs/friday-night-lights-star-joins-nashville
It seems Friday Night Lights catchphrase is coming back to bite it: At this point, fans must really think that clear eyes, full hearts, cant lose, because they will not let go of the possibility of a Friday Night Lights reunion movie. Kyle Chandler has said that hes not... Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/D6O93N2HhFA/friday-night-lights-connie-britton-reunion
Clear eyes, full hearts, no auto-tune... Friday Night Lights is getting the musical treatment, y'all. We repeat: FNL: The Musical is happening. "Every day counts. One night... Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/718736/friday-night-lights-is-getting-the-musical-treatment-and-you-ll-lose-it-when-you-find-out-who-is-playing-coach-taylor?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews
Last week Friday Night Lights pulled out a narrow victory in the championship round of Vulture's High-School-TV Showdown , beating My So-Called Life to earn the title of Best High-School Show Ever. Since no big win is complete without a rushed post-game interview, we caught up with Mrs. Coach herself, Connie Britton, last night at the Worldwide Orphans 11th Annual Gala in New York City. "Ohhhh! Nice!!" she responded upon learning that FNL was named the best high-school show. "As well it should!" We then asked if a particular moment from the series stuck out as being especially representative of high school. Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2015/11/connie-britton-on-fnls-most-high-school-moment.html
Britton applauds Schumer for bringing on the wine. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/uUG30DRxsMM/story01.htm
Have the weekend free? Going out is overrated! Binge-watch one of these shows instead: If you want to laugh: Misfits See all reviews for Misfits I have to admit, I only stumbled upon this show because I was going through Skins withdrawal and needed something to fill the void. I was pleasantly surprised by this gem. Misfits is the story of a group of juvenile delinquents (including Iwan Rheon aka Ramsay Bolton ) who gain superpowers after getting caught in a freak lightning storm during their community service. Sounds awesome, right?! The chemistry between the five kids is just right, making this somewhat raunchy comedy equally hilarious and poignant. A reboot after the first three seasons did put a damper on the show for me, since the cast dynamic was what made me fall in love, but regardless Misfits is smart, funny, and original. Definitely worth the watch. If you want to cry: Friday Night Lights See all reviews for Friday Night Lights Based on the 2004 movie of the same name , Friday Night Lights focuses on a small town in Texas whose football team is its pride and joy. This is sports drama at its prime, and you don’t even have to be a football fan to love it. In fact, if you love football, you probably won’t love this show. Coach (Kyle Chandler) and Tami Taylor (Connie Britton) are the heart of the show, which is light on the actual sports playing and heavy on family drama, teenage angst, young love, and what becomes of a high school football legend after he graduates. Plus it’s produced by Parenthood creator Jason Katims, so expect a lot of underdog scenarios, gripping storytelling, and of course plenty of tear-jerking moments. Texas forever! If you want to scream: Hannibal See all reviews for Hannibal This reimagining puts an elegant twist on the story we all know well by now . Hannibal combines the gore of The Walking Dead with the somber grace of True Detective and the result is mesmerizing. The imagery, while necessarily gory, is also almost hypnotically beautiful; angel wings made of human skin, cellos strung with vocal chords, mosaics made from bodies, all take a back seat to Hannibal ’s exquisitely prepared meals, which will have you salivating in a way that will make your skin crawl. Mads Mikkelsen is chilling in the titular role, portraying Dr. Lecter not as a crazed criminal, but as the picture of restraint in his manipulation of profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). Pro tip: Don’t watch this alone at night with the lights off. If you want to think: 12 Monkeys See all reviews for 12 Monkeys This sci-fi thriller is as confusing as it is compelling. You may find your head spinning with all the back and forth, disjointed timelines, and alternate realities, but each episode reveals just enough of the plot so you can keep up with the dizzying concepts of time travel. 12 Monkeys follows James Cole as he travels from 2043 to 2015 and beyond to attempt to stop the plague that wiped out most of the Earth’s population. The premise may seem overdone (it is also based on a movie ), but Cole’s relationship with Dr. Cassandra Railly adds a star-crossed element to their inter-chronological chemistry that is simply delicious. This show blends the grittiness of dystopia and the magic of science fiction in the best way possible.
We all miss Dillon, Texas. Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/HMZTDveFMkA/friday-night-lights-movie-rumors-kyle-chandler-speaks-out
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