Television News from the New York TimesArtsBeat: ‘The Leftovers’ Recap: What Happened to Gladys – HBO offers up another grim episode of this series, with more questions and few answers.
Riff: Why Jack Bauer Is to Blame for ‘Bonkers TV’ – The cliffhanger-upon-cliffhanger approach of modern television puts soap operas to shame.
ArtsBeat: ‘Masters of Sex’ Recap: Of Might and Men – Dr. William Masters encounters a difficult case of an infant with intersex traits, while the definition of manhood pulses throughout the episode.
ArtsBeat: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Recap: A Showdown at Comdex – Can the Cardiff Electric team wow the computing world with its new machine, the Giant?
What’s On TV Monday – Television highlights.
Netflix Bolsters Offerings in Documentary Genre – While the company has received much attention for its scripted programs, including “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” it has also picked up a series of documentaries.
ArtsBeat: ‘True Blood’ Recap: The Sickness and the Cure – Outbursts, meltdowns and a big spoiler dominated the latest episode of HBO’s vampire series.
What’s On TV Sunday – Television highlights.
Television News from the Seattle PIWatch This Tonight: Running Wild with Bear Grylls – Each week on NBC's new series Running Wild with Bear Grylls, the survivalist takes one celebrity into the most remote locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime. From skydiving into the Catskill Mountains, to rappelling down the cliffs of Utah and battling torrential wind and rain in Scotland, Grylls and each celebrity will have to push both their minds and bodies to the limit to successfully complete their journey.
True Blood Postmortem: Anna Camp Breaks Down Big Twist, Talks Sarah's Future – True Blood fans were happy to discover during Saturday's Comic-Con panel that there was a cure for Hep-V, they just didn't know in what form it would come. [...] they quickly found out during Sunday'sepisode, which revealed that Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp), the woman who basically caused the spread of Hep-V, also happened to be the cure. Sarah Newlin's fate, Tara's return and more final season scoop In a previously unseen flashback to last season, Sarah Newlin decided to swallow the antidote to Hep-V lest it fall into the wrong hands. [...] Sarah has all but sealed her fate now that every vampire will want her blood to save them. TVGuide.com caught up with Camp, who also drops a few hints about how her character Aubrey Posen, who graduated in the film Pitch Perfect, will appear in the highly anticipated sequel: [...] she's definitely convinced herself that this is all part of God's master plan. Considering Pam (Kristin Bauer van Staten) likely blames Sarah for the imminent death of her maker, will we get any great scenes between them? There's a handful of scenes that I'm really excited about seeing because she's awesome to work with. [...] I imagine her actually having a really horrific, explosive death. Turning to Pitch Perfect 2, is there anything you can say about how Aubrey fits into the plot after graduating in the first film? In a very pivotal scene, I help them come together again in a really sweet, cool way. How do you think the sequel is different tonally from the first film? There are lots of jokes and great songs, but I think it's a different kind of conflict and it's a different thing that they learn. Camp: I can't really say why, but we were outdoors a lot, and we got to do some really fun things and everybody got a little dirty.
Exclusive: Fringe's Blair Brown Heads to Orange Is the New Black – Fringe alum Blair Brown is slated to appear on the third season of the Netflix series, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Brown, who most recently played Nina Sharp on Fringe, joins the previously announced Mary Steenburgen as the new faces popping up in the third season.
Exclusive Covert Affairs Sneak Peek: Annie and Auggie Hash Out His Lady Problem – Christopher Gorham on Annie's betrayal and what's next After their blow-up on last week's Covert Affairs (watch it here), Annie (Piper Perabo) and Auggie (Christopher Gorham) are toasting to new beginnings on Tuesday's episode, as seen in the exclusive sneak peek below. Auggie, of course, is quick to forgive Annie because she told his ex-girlfriend Natasha (Liane Balaban) that she had taken her coding key behind Auggie's back, but little does she know that Tash is hiding out with Auggie... until now. "What are you going to do if she gets discovered?" Get the scoop on your favorite returning summer shows But Tash is only one point of Auggie's triangle.
Did One Direction's Liam Payne Post a Naked Photo of Himself? – One Direction's Liam Payne gave his fans the photo of a lifetime when he posted a shot of himself seemingly naked with his man parts pixelated. Everybody's posing nude! Payne, 20, revealed nearly a day later what was really hiding underneath the censored shot. What do you think of the prankster's post? Watch this tonight! See why Running Wild with Bear Grylls is today's editors' pick: View original Did One Direction's Liam Payne Post a Naked Photo of Himself? at TVGuide.com Other Links From TVGuide.com One DirectionLiam Payne View the original article on TVGuide.com
Anthony Anderson Eats America for Food Network – The 43-year-old actor has competed on Food Network's Chopped, judged episodes of Iron Chef America, and has vowed to go to culinary school. The kids will be off at college, the bills will be paid, and I won't have to worry about anything except how I'm gonna make this Alfredo sauce from scratch. [...] when Food Network was pitched the idea to tour the U.S. in search of the nation's coolest food festivals, they had the perfect host in mind. [...] Texas has a huge stretch of coast, but I don't normally associate crab or seafood of any kind with that state. Ribfest in Chicago, the Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival in Tryon, North Carolina, and the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience. [...] you can just imagine, 10 of the top chefs from the area competing against one another for bragging rights, for a check, and for trophies. Bone-in ribeye, truffle mac 'n' cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts. If I could do it today, and not worry about my bills? I want to get into it for a year, travel to Italy and a bunch of other countries once I get the basics down from culinary school, just travel for a year and cook and eat and learn things.
See the First Trailer for Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 – Lionsgate has released the first trailer for the next film in the Hunger Games series and it's up to Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) to save a nation. In the final book, which will be split into two movies, Katniss has escaped the Third Quarter Quell and has become the reluctant hero and symbol of hope for Panem. The film also marks one of the last appearances by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died just short of completing the final film.
Jennette McCurdy: I Am Not a Role Model – Nickelodeon darling Jennette McCurdy wants everyone to know she is not a role a model nor does she want to be. McCurdy, 21, practically grew up on television, first playing tomboy best friend Sam on iCarly from 2007 to 2012 and then reprising her role on the spin-off, Sam & Cat, which was recently canceled. McCurdy made headlines this past year when her scantily-clad selfies were leaked online, but the actress makes no apologies. With the growing I've done, I realize that to attempt to live up to the idea of being a role model is to set myself up for foregone failure.
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