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A look at series finales for Breaking Bad, Dexter, and more (Images: AMC/ViacomCBS).

Breaking Bad, Dexter & More: BCTV's Finale-O-Meter Rates Series-Enders

So if you're like me, you've spent way too many 3 am's in a diner booth (substitute your stomping grounds here) in a "heightened sense of perception" and getting into one of a thousand possible geek debates. The one that always gets me going? Series finales: the ones that worked, the ones that sucked, the […]

Dominique Jackson in POSE Season 2.

Ballroom Culture: Category is Television I: Madonna, "Paris" & More

Yes, you read that correctly, the category tonight is television. No, not characters in television – how ballroom culture has been portrayed on television and how media has been shaped by the underground LBGTQ culture (and vice-versa). Now, you may be wondering "how is ballroom dancing gay" and to that, I say duh – but […]

WWE Smackdown 7/3/20 Part 2 - Did Sheamus Make Jeff Hardy Relapse? (Image: WWE)

WWE SmackDown 7/3/20 Part 2: Did Sheamus Make Jeff Hardy Relapse?

The first hour of WWE SmackDown unexpectedly featured two really good matches, one between Matt Riddle and the first of five jobbers assigned to face him by King Corbin, and one between Drew Gulak and AJ Styles. After that, we got a tribute to Sasha Banks and Bayley created by Sasha and Bayley. It was […]

King Corbin barges in on Matt Riddle’s interview: SmackDown, July 3, 2020

WWE SmackDown 7/3/20 Part 1: The King Tasks Matt Riddle a Mighty Quest

Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Progressive Insurance welcome us to WWE SmackDown. WWE SmackDown is coming to us taped from the coronavirus hotspot of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, where if you ignore it hard enough, it will eventually just go away. Tonight, we'll get a video package recapping the feud between Bray […]

Glenn Jacobs, better known as Kane, is the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

WWE Superstar Mayor Kane Votes Against Mandatory Coronavirus Masks

WWE Superstar and Knox County, Tennessee Mayor Kane wrestled for years under a mask, which he wore to hide what he claimed was hideous disfigurement as a result of a fire that burned down the childhood home of himself and his brother, fellow WWE Superstar The Undertaker. However, it was later revealed that Kane only […]

Dexter Lumis vs. Roderick Strong – Strap Match: NXT Great American Bash, July 1, 2020

WWE NXT 7/1/20 Great American Bash Part 2: No One's Ready for Asuka

It's time for the second hour of WWE NXT: Great American Bash, Night 1, which means this marathon wrestling session is nearly over. In the first part of our report, we covered the opening fatal four-way elimination match for a shot at the NXT Women's Championship, Rhea Ripley take on Aliyah and Robert Stone at […]

A scene from The Goonies (Image: WarnerMedia)

The Goonies Re-Enactment Project Pilot Is Good Enough for FOX

Sarah Watson's (The Bold Type, Parenthood) The Goonies re-enactment drama pilot has received a green light from FOX to begin production. The news came on Thursday as part of FOX's announcement that all six of its ordered pilots were moving forward with development, including comedies Pivoting and This Country, and dramas The Big Leap, The […]

WWE's Renee Young doing commentary for Monday Night Raw (Image: WWE)

Do You Smell What Renee Young is Cooking? Do You Want To?

Renee Young made her big announcement as planned on Wednesday, and it was, as expected, a cookbook. WWE's most likable personality posted the news to Instagram, revealing the reason behind all her cooking tweets over the past few months. Young has handed in her manuscript for the cookbook, but we don't know what the release […]

FOX News Fires Anchor Ed Henry for "Willful Sexual Misconduct"

Following his suspension late last week over a complaint received by the network involving "willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago," America's Newsroom anchor Ed Henry was fired from FOX News on Wednesday. Until a permanent replacement anchor is in place, a rotating group of hosts will work alongside the show's co-host, Sandra Smith. […]

Not even Sasha Banks and Bayley believe Dolph Ziggler's not a jobber to the stars.

Dolph Ziggler Threatens Fans With 40 Minute Match at Extreme Rules

Dolph Ziggler is really living his heel gimmick. The Show Stealer was interviewed by Sports Illustrated ahead of his upcoming championship match against Drew McIntyre at Extreme Rules in July, and Ziggler had a really frightening suggestion that is sure to get heat with fans. Ziggler wants his match with McIntyre to last 30 to […]

Seth Rollins gets ready to do his thing on WWE Raw. (Image: WWE)

If Lower Ratings Were a Good Thing, WWE Raw Would Be Doing Great

The ratings for this week's episode of Monday Night Raw are in, and I'm sad to say, it's not good news. Viewership fell to the show's third-lowest number ever, and the rating in the 18-49 demographic also fell as compared to last week. As usual, the numbers come via ShowBuzz Daily. WWE Raw Sees a […]

The Big Show (Image: WWE)

WWE Raw 6/29/20 Part 2: Peyton Royce & Ruby Riott, Match of the Night

In the first hour of WWE Monday Night Raw, a contract signing went awry, R-Truth won back his 24/7 Championship, and Ric Flair continued to do his best to catch coronavirus. Read about all of that here. When we left off, Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy were in the ring, ready to talk some trash […]

Ric Flair is on WWE Raw in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic for some reason. (Image: WWE)

WWE Raw 6/29/20 Part 1: Good Lord, Why is Ric Flair Still Here?!

Will this be the last episode of WWE Raw for the foreseeable future? WWE is in the midst of a full blown coronavirus outbreak, but they're pressing ahead with taping using whoever isn't infected yet. How long can it last? As long as Vince McMahon needs it to, god damn it! It's time for WWE […]

R-Truth announces the debut of his new game show on WWE's The Bump podcast.

WWE Superstar R-Truth and Vince McMahon Make Beautiful Music Together

Ron Killings, known in WWE by his ring name R-Truth, is a multi-talented entertainer. In TNA Wrestling, Truth proved that he could be a serious competitor, while in WWE, he's known for his comedy. In addition to all of that, Truth has a music career as a wrapper and is constantly releasing new tracks. And […]

Wendell Pierce wants to voice Cleveland Brown (Images: FOXTV/Amazon Prime Video)

Family Guy: The Wire Star Wendell Pierce Wants to Voice Cleveland

The animation field has spent the past few weeks looking at how it's been conducting business over the years when it comes to the matter of fair and equal representation on the mics. Kristen Bell (Central Park), Jenny Slate (Big Mouth), and Mike Henry (Family Guy) stepped down from their respective roles so that those […]

Roman Reigns declares that WWE is his yard now: Raw, April 3, 2017

Roman Reigns Thinks WWE is Doing a Great Job with Coronavirus

By any reasonable measure, WWE's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been an absolute failure. By refusing to test its performers and crew even while having them gather in large groups with no face masks, the company has recklessly put everyone who works for them at risk. Now, at least four and maybe dozens of […]

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 20: American actor Richard Belzer attends Global Champions of A Mother's Fight Awards Dinner hosted by EGPAF at the Mandarin Oriental on February 20, 2013 in New York (Image: Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock.com)

Law & Order: SVU, X-Files, 30 Rock: How Det. John Munch Transcends TV

It's been quite a journey for actor-comedian Richard Belzer, whose best-known character is Det. John Munch. The character was introduced in 1993 on NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street created by Paul Attanasio. The series was set in Baltimore. Belzer appeared in all 122 episodes during its seven-season run when it wrapped in 1999. Later […]

Undertaker, Blackface, South Park, Anime & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Undertaker, Blackface, South Park, Anime & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome to this week's edition of BCTV Sunday Slices, our little slice of weekly Heaven where I highlight some of Bleeding Cool's television coverage from the past week while bestowing some incredibly not objective, totally opinionated wisdom on what the past week brought to the television landscape. In the BCTV Comments section below, you are more […]

: BCTV Top 30 Influencers 2020 Mid-Year Report Card

Star Trek, Lucifer, AHS & More: BCTV 2020 Influencers Mid-Year Report

So back at the beginning of the year, we published The Bleeding Cool Top 30 TV Series Influencers 2020, a look inside the BCTV "crystal ball" to predict the broadcast, cable, and streaming shows that would have a major influence on our viewing habits as we rolled through 2020 – and beyond. We made some changes […]

WWE's Renee Young doing commentary for Monday Night Raw (Image: WWE)

Renee Young in WWE Doghouse for Going Public with COVID-19?

Renee Young was the first WWE talent to go public with her COVID-19 diagnosis as WWE deals with what seems more and more likely to be a full-blown outbreak in the company. Young announced the news on Wednesday, after her husband, Jon Moxley, had to be pulled from that day's live episode of AEW Dynamite […]