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ABC’s new show, Mistresses: promoting adultery or strictly entertainment?



Everyone loves scandal, mystery and sexuality. Its what has kept TV shows going since before I can remember. ABC’s newest summer hit, Mistresses is no different. With so many comparisons to previous all women cast shows Sex and the City and/or Desperate Housewives, Mistresses is something different altogether.


The show follows two sisters, Savi (played by Alyssa Milano) and Josslyn (Jes Macallan) and their  two bffs, Karen (Yunjin Kim) and April (Rochelle Aytes).

Each woman on the show brings a different perspective and relationship angle. Savi has a one night stand with her work husband, Josslyn is a wild part girl whose had her fair share of drunken hook ups, April believes her dead husbands ghost is contacting her and Karen, a psychiatrist, has an affair with her patient. While seemingly bad choices, we all make them at some point in time and end up having to fix the mess we’ve created based on our desires and emotions. That’s what Mistresses is about.

But of course, life revolves around scandal and amongst all the other shows on prime time TV, to me, Mistresses seems quite tame as it follows the scandalous live of four female friends (cue in the GG scandalous lives of the Manhattans elite). News outlets are already reporting that Mistresses content, which is passion driven and deception infused, is categorized as soft core porn… Really.

In an article published on The Daily Beast, “Hey, ABC, so mistresses are OK now?,” by Sophia A. Nelson, she discusses how in the world we live in today, infidelity is not shunned upon by the scarlet letter, but it is frowned upon and considered the least morally acceptable behavior. Well, go figure.

She goes on to say that she is disgusted with all of the shows that air on ABC at this time, promoting sex, adultery, murder, passion and deception, etc. etc.  Well let me ask you, what is entertainment if not a spicy and raunchy show that depicts everything we aren’t allowed to do in our own lives. Yes, adultery is frowned upon of course, but it doesn’t mean we don’t view it as a guilty pleasure and aren’t able to fantasize about it for 1 hour of our week. The programming that Revenge, Scandal and now Mistresses, is aimed at an age group that knows the difference between right or wrong, truth and fiction, and we know that what we see on TV isn’t necessarily suppose to be copied. If we didn’t distinguish that, we sure as hell wouldn’t have the movies and/ or TV shows we have today because arguably, everything on TV thats considered “good TV” is bad.

Furthermore, I don’t think that Mistresses will glamorize cheating on a spouse necessarily, but it will play the show as someones road to finding themselves. And realistically, as bad as that sounds, its pretty much the world we live in today.  We make choices and we suffer the consequences. I’m sure the actresses won’t be proud of sleeping with married men in the show, but will rather take the importance from that. There is nothing about Mistresses that I haven’t already seen in any of the other TV shows. Where was Nelson when my generation was influenced by casual sex in Sex and the City???

Mistresses premiers Monday, June 3 on ABC.


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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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‘Friends’ Reunion Finally Gets Premiere Date – See the Promo



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Friends will always be there for you… even a year or so delayed.

The highly-anticipated reunion of the 90s sitcom has finally gotten a premiere date at HBO Max, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. 

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry will officially reunite on Thursday, May 27, the streaming service announced. 

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The reunion will be an unscripted special that will look back at the immense success of the show, which ran from 1994 to 2004. It also marks the first time all of the cast members have been on-screen together since the show’s finale.

The reunion was originally slated to air in May 2020 with the launch of the HBO Max app, but it was postponed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

A year later, the excitement is just as real! 

There will also be a handful of celebrity cameos including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai, per TV Line.

Check out the sentimental teaser for the reunion below: 

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Torrey DeVitto, Yaya DaCosta Leaving ‘Chicago Med’ Ahead of Season 7



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Someone rush over a crash cart because this news has crushed us!

Chicago Med is losing two incredible cast members ahead of the NBC drama’s seventh season. 

Torrey DeVitto, who plays doctor Natalie Manning, and Yaya DaCosta, who plays nurse April Sexton, will not be returning in the fall, per Deadline.

DaCosta is leaving to lead Lee Daniels’ Our Kind of People, which nabbed a straight-to-series order at FOX. 

DeVitto, from Pretty Little Liars and One Tree Hill fame, will star in an upcoming indie film titled Skelly. 

She even confirmed the news to her fans on social media, writing: “Well, looks like the cat is out of the bag…All good things must come to an end.

It has been such an honor and pure joy to bring Dr. Natalie Manning to life for all of you on Chicago Med for the past 6 seasons. But it is now time for her and me to bow out and say goodbye.

Thank you to all you loyal watchers who adored her as much as I did.

I can’t wait to share what’s to come with all of you. New adventures await!”

Both DeVitto and DaCosta have appeared in the #OneChicago franchise since Med’s premiere in 2015.

Per the publication, their contracts were up at the end of season 6 and both actresses decided not to renew. 

The rest of the cast ( S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi and Marlyne Barrett as nurse Maggie Lockwood) is expected to return pending contract negotiations.

All three Chicago shows were renewed for three additional seasons back in 2020 — Chicago Fire through season 11, Chicago PD through season 10, and Chicago Med through season 8.

The current storylines have seemingly been setting up for the actresses’ exits as Manning found herself in hot water after stealing medication to help her mother, while April decided to return to nursing school. 

We’ll definitely miss DeVitto and DaCosta, but we wish them the best of luck in future projects!

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‘This Is Us’ to End After Season 6 at NBC



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It’s time to say goodbye to the Pearson clan! 

NBC’s groundbreaking family drama This Is Us will end with a sixth and final season, per The Hollywood Reporter 

The series was renewed for three seasons — up until season 6 — back in 2019. 

NBC has not officially commented on the news. The network is expected to make the announcement on Friday when it unveils the upcoming 2021-22 fall schedule.

This Is Us Season 5 will air its finale on Tuesday, May 25 at 10/9c. 

Are you ready to say goodbye to the series and TV’s best family?

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