If the 2016 WWE Brand Split was a break-up, SmackDown Live undoubtedly moved on better so far. There is a lot to be said about the blue brand's dominance in the early months following the split.
One glaring factor is their impressive pay-per-view: Backlash 2016. It was SmackDown's first exclusive PPV since 2007 and they certainly did not disappoint. The biggest news was AJ Styles' victory over Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship, cementing himself as the brand's top guy while Ambrose gets to reset his character after an uneventful title run.
With that said, the pressure is on them to sustain or top their work at "No Mercy" this October. Here are the anticipated matches on the card so far, and who we anticipate can come out the winner. more >>
The fourth episode of the hit FX series "Atlanta" continues to develop the threads of the story by introducing a new character and emphasizing the respective struggles of Earn (Donald Glover) and Alfred/Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry). The teaser of the upcoming episode titled "Nobody Beats the Biebs" hints that the duo will meet some celebrities in their quest to fame.
Episode 4 Recap: 'The Streisand Effect'
The fourth episode of "Atlanta" opened with Alfred hanging out with Earn in a parking lot after a late night club performance. After a few moments, a new racially ambiguous character named Zan (Freddie Kuguru) made his entrance. more >>
Looks like a spate of new characters are jumping on Showtime's "The Affair", which stars Dominic West as Noah Solloway and Ruth Wilson as Alison Lockhart. "NCIS" star Jennifer Esposito will be returning to the drama for its third season in a recurring role. She plays Nina Solloway, Noah's sister, and will be appearing in at least four episodes.
We'll see her immediately during the "The Affair" Season 3 premiere on Nov. 2. In case you need a refresher on how she plays into the convoluted relationships in the series, Nina appeared in three episodes in Season 2 as Noah's sister. During her "The Affair" debut, she explicitly said that she isn't fond of Noah's ex-wife, Helen (played by Maura Tierney). Brother and sister got into a fight after Nina asked why Noah wanted full custody of his kids.
Although ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" is already 13 seasons in, it still never fails to surprise its avid viewers. The new episode, "Undo", picked up right where "Grey's Anatomy" Season 12 left off: Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) and Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) just got married, and Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) gets a frantic call from Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington).
"Grey's Anatomy" 13.01: What went down
In "Grey's Anatomy" 13.01, everybody decided to ditch the bouquet when they found out that Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) basically walloped Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti). Alex accidentally walked in on Andrew putting a drunken Jo to bed and jumped to the wrong conclusion. The beating was so bad that Andrew was sent to the hospital. more >>
With no lucky players to bring home last Wednesday's pot, the Powerball grand prize just climbed to $50 million for Saturday's draw, with a cash payout option of an estimated $33.6 million.
Recap of Wednesday's draw
Last Wednesday, the winning numbers were 1, 28, 63, 67, and 69, while the Powerball was 17. The Powerplay multiplier was at 4x. No lucky player was able to bring home Wednesday's grand prize, which was at $40 million. The cash prize was reset after a player from Atlanta brought home the $244 million jackpot on Sept. 17. more >>
ABC's "Modern Family" has returned to the small screen with its Season 8 premiere, "A Tale of Three Cities." Once again, we meet everyone's favorite three-in-one clan: the Pritchetts, Dunphys, and the Pritchett-Tuckers, coming together from their globe-trotting just in time for Fathers' Day!
"Modern Family" Season 8 picks up from where we left them last season: Phil and Claire's family was in New York; Cam, Mitchell and Lily in Missouri; and Jay, Gloria, Manny and Joe in Mexico. As you would expect from this crazy trio families, those trips quickly doubled down into varying shades of disaster.
Dunphys at the Big Apple more >>