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Tonight's lineup features 'The Voice,' 'The Bachelor,' 'Smash,' and more: What will you be watching?

This is the kind of day where having multiple TVs (and multiple DVRs, for that matter) would really pay off: Monday night’s lineup includes no less than six can’t-miss shows that are competing with one another in their time slots. But on the off chance you inexplicably don’t have a television for every room in your house, then how to choose, PopWatchers?

The Voice is riding high off its post-Super Bowl second-season premiere, which offered Mickey Mouse Club reunions, sparring judges, and contestants you can’t help but already root for (go Tony, Juliette, and Chris!). Seems The Voice might already have an advantage — the series is fresh on everyone’s minds as it heads into the 8 p.m. time slot tonight. Only problem is it will face off against new episodes of fan and ratings winners The Bachelor and How I Met Your Mother. Even more conflicting, The Voice and The Bachelor will have to compete with a new Alcatraz, which airs their second hour of programming.

'Castle' react: Last night's episode might have featured my new favorite Casket moment ever!

I make no secret of my love for Castle and Beckett — as individuals and, most of all, together. And while the past three seasons have had more than enough wonderfully ‘shippy moments to last a lifetime, last night’s episode featured a great one that will go down as one of my favorites.

The episode centered around a bank robbery — not usually the kind of case a gang of homicide detectives would get involved in. But this time, Castle and his mother (Susan Sullivan) found themselves smack in the middle of the action as hostages.

Castle, naturally, played hero in the situation and helped gather pieces of the puzzle while in captivity with the rest and communicated them to Beckett, who also acted as hostage negotiator. But things took a dark turn when one person reported seeing explosives in the bags with the robbers. That’s when the situation turned ugly. READ FULL STORY

'Castle': Another great Halloween episode has convinced me that we need a movie next year

If there’s any holiday perfectly suited for Castle‘s natural mix of humor and horror (of the real-life crime-kind), it’s Halloween. And last night, the show once again pegged an excellent episode this holiday, leading me to a somewhat controversial conclusion: I want to see a Castle Halloween movie. Let me explain.

This weekend, I found myself preparing for the perfect DVR binge thanks to the upcoming Halloween lineup on ABC Family. My dear Tivo, Leonardo, will soon be crowded with my old favorites like Casper, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, and anything Tim Burton has done in cartoon form. (Note: I already have most of my favorites on DVD, but I must DVR them anyway because we all know movies are better when you watch them on TV.) God help me, the madness doesn’t stop there. I’ve been known to spend at least one pre-Halloween night marathoning my favorite spooky episodes of TV and, when I’m feeling nostalgic, I’ll even seek out terrible things like Mary Kate and Ashley’s Double, Double, Toil and Trouble. (You can stop respecting me now; I understand.) But upon looking at my lineup  I realized it’s been a long time since I’ve fallen in love with a Halloween special or movie.

That’s not to say there haven’t been good Halloween movies and specials released over the last few years, but as an adult now, there’s nothing that’s quite captured my attention like my old favorites once did. I imagine I’m not alone. The solution? It’s time for new classics — something for those who grew up with the movies now in rotation on ABC Family but are all now craving something new. And, oddly enough, I think I know a crime-fighting pair who would be perfect for the job. The proof is in last night’s episode. READ FULL STORY

'Castle' react: See, Caskett fans, that wasn't so bad...

You gotta love Castle fans.

Several weeks ago, producers sent out a casting announcement for a woman to play an insurance investigator who would get close with Castle. Very close.

Cue fan mayhem — and understandably so. After years of investing in one of TV’s greatest couples, were fans going to be betrayed? Was some strumpet going to come and steal Castle’s heart, which we all know belongs to one woman and one woman only?! Of course not! But it was sort of fun to watch the fandom meltdown that followed the casting call. (And, full disclosure: I had a brief, nonsensical “HELL TO THE NO” moment myself.)

Now that the episode has aired, we can breathe again. It’s nice, right? And, as usual, we got worked up over nothing because there was a lovely twist to the story that made everything — even the kiss — not so bad. Whew!

In case you didn’t watch, here’s what went down: READ FULL STORY

Find the 'Cougar Town' cast... on all your other favorite shows!


No amount of time spent with Big Carl will help me get over the fact that ABC’s Cougar Town won’t premiere until next year. I curse whoever made the decision to keep the Cul-de-sac Crew off the air until that mid-season premiere date (which has yet to be determined).

But it seems that the powers that be read my mind and made the decision to at least get Jules & Co. back on my TV, even though they can’t deliver any new Cougar Town episodes. Earlier this week, the show’s creator Bill Lawrence tweeted that his cast “will be on more shows this fall (this week even) than any cast on tv.” What quickly followed was Lawrence’s announcement of the “Find the Cougar Town Cast” project. READ FULL STORY

CBS' new drama 'Unforgettable:' Could it be the next 'Bones' or 'Castle'?

Take a strong female lead, throw in a love/hate relationship with her partner and a couple of good crime cases and you’ve got yourself the next hit series. Am I right? Well, maybe.

Last night, CBS debuted Unforgettable, a new procedural that has some key ingredients in common with the likes of Bones and Castle. Whether that turns out to be a good thing or not is up for debate (and we will debate!), but first let’s breakdown the premiere episode. READ FULL STORY

Fall TV Mondays: What to watch? What to DVR?

There are a lot of things that stress me out in life: what to eat for lunch, what to wear to work, what to do after work…you know, decisions in general. But few things fill me with more anxiety than figuring out what to watch on TV during the fall season. From new and returning scripted dramas and comedies to so-bad-it’s-good reality shows, each night poses a fresh dilemma between what to tune into live versus what to save for the DVR (or for that matter, skip all together).

I’m sure I’m not the only one going through this. So, this season PopWatch readers, I say we  save ourselves the agony of indecision by declaring our allegiances early on. Everyday this week, I’m going to list the shows I plan to watch live, and record on my DVR, for this season’s coveted 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. slot. Then it’s your turn to share your picks. Let’s get started with Mondays below!  READ FULL STORY

'Castle' star Stana Katic to voice Talia al Ghul in 'Batman: Arkham City' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

EW can exclusively confirm that Stana Katic, best known for playing Detective Kate Beckett on ABC’s Castle, will voice the character of Talia al Ghul in the upcoming video game Batman: Arkham City, the follow-up to 2009’s much-beloved Batman: Arkham Asylum. There’s no word yet on how Talia will figure into the game’s storyline. In the comics, Talia is the frequently conflicted daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, one of Batman’s archenemies. In spite of this, Talia is often a love interest for the Dark Knight. The two even get married at one point, with Talia giving birth to Batman’s son, Damian Wayne. Check out an exclusive photo of the character below:  READ FULL STORY

'Covert Affairs': Are Auggie and Annie the new Booth and Brennan, Castle and Beckett -- only less frustrating?

hey agree with me that if that’s going to happen, it needs to happen a long, long time from now,” he said. “Most of what makes those pairings so much fun is the potential, the flirting, the missed opportunities. That’s what’s so exciting. If you go there too soon, you let the air out of the balloon.”

As someone who’s seen every episode of Bones with six seasons of sexual tension that needed to be acted on, watching a series that allows you to enjoy some chemistry but not feel the desire to force it is just so… pleasant. Because Covert Affairs doesn’t revolve around their relationship alone, what with Annie usually out in the field and Auggie at his desk, we accept that their friendship will naturally deepen at a slower pace.  READ FULL STORY

TV Season Finale Awards: The winners are announced!

The results of our 2nd annual fan-voted TV Season Finale Awards are in! Check out the winners gallery here for the Top 5 finishers in each of our 20 categories. A total of 718,838 votes were cast. SPOILER: Parks and Recreation‘s Li’l Sebastian was named fifth best death.  READ FULL STORY

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