Post Mortems

Animal Kingdom Showrunner Explains Why Ellen Barkin's Smurf Didn't Even Appear in Series-Finale Flashbacks

Given how displeased Ellen Barkin had seemed to be to have been killed off Animal Kingdom in the TNT drama’s penultimate Season 4 episode, it wasn’t exactly a surprise that READ MORE & GRADE THE FINALE

The New Normal Yanked From NBC's Utah Affiliate Lineup

NBC’s Utah affiliate KSL-TV is sticking with its old normal this fall and refusing to air Ryan Murphy’s new gay-dads-and-their-surrogate comedy The New Normal.

“From time to time we may struggle with content that crosses the line in one area or another,” Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International, told the Salt Lake Tribune. “The dialogue …READ MORE

Exclusive

Modern Family Exclusive: Ellen Barkin to Play Phil's New [Spoiler Alert]!

If Ellen Barkin’s Modern Family character is as incendiary as the actress’ Twitter feed then Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) may want to consider changing professions.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the Emmy- and Tony-winning tigress is joining ABC’s monster hit in the potentially recurring role of Vera, a very tough, legendary …READ MORE