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Breaking Down the 9-Minute ‘Emergence’ Preview: Does ABC Have a Sci-Fi Hit on Their Hands?

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With Labor Day in our rearview mirror, it’s time to break down something we’ve been waiting for all summer: fall tv premieres.

One of the more enticing additions to ABC’s fall line-up is the Alison Tomlin led sci-fi drama, Emergence.

Described as a “character-driven genre thriller” that follows Jo (Tomlin), a police chief who rescues a young child, Piper (Billions’ Alexa Swinton) at the site of mysterious plane accident.

In the clip, Piper is disoriented and has no recollection of what happened or who she is.

Or so she’s letting Jo to believe.

If this sounds oddly familiar, well, that’s because it is.

Crashing planes, people with mysterious powers, supernatural energies, a government conspiracy, it’s the recipe for every sci-fi thriller ever.

Emergence is, in short, attempting to do what Manifest couldn’t.

And it is to the 2019-2020 lineup what Manifest was to the 2018 TV lineup, which is precisely why the success of this show can go in one of two ways.

The brief 9-minute teaser trailer packed more action and answers than all of Manifest’s first season. And no, I’m not hating on Manifest because I’m actually rather fond of the series, though, we must acknowledge that they aren’t being forthcoming with the answers, which is a major frustration for genre thrillers.

Then, there’s the fear of the series getting cancelled prematurely after a short-lived season, which also seems to be the case for genre thrillers. Think Heroes Reborn, The Passage or even Timeless.

It’ll be interesting to see if Emergence stands the test of time. But if they deliver on their promise made at San Diego’s Com Con to unravel the mystery at a good pace.

“We’ve been surprised as a cast just how quickly information comes about Piper and revelations for all of us,” said Owain Yeoman. “That’s very satisfying.”

Plus, we have to acknowledge the stellar cast supporting this new drama.

In addition to Tomlin, the “character-drive” thriller also stars Yeoman as Benny Gallagher, Ashley Aufderheide as Mia Evans, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris Minetto, Zabryna Guevara as Abby Frasier, Donald Faison as Alex Evans, and Clancy Brown as Ed.

Let’s break-down the first 9-minutes filled with mystery, intrigue, and a stellar cast that leaves you wanting to know more.

The Crash Landing

An explosion wakes up Jo and her family wake up in the middle of the night. As the family steps outside, they see a bright glowing aura around the crash site. When Jo arrives at the crash site, it’s revealed that she’s the Chief of Police.

One Surivor 

Despite the crash being so bad that “no one should have survived,” a little girl did survive and she’s hiding out in the bushes. Jo notices her and establishes trust by pointing out that she’s a good guy too just like Woody on the Toy Story shirt that the girl is wearing. The little girl clenches onto Jo who accompanies her to the hospital for treatment. Again, at the hospital, the doctor tells her that there’s not a scratch on the child so it’s unlikely that she was a passenger on the plane.

No Memory

The doctor tells Jo that the girl most likely has “dissasociative amnesia” explaining that something traumatic must have happened causing her to block everything out. “Something traumatic like a plane crash,” Jo asks.

Fake NTSB

A group of NTSB employees arrive at the hospital demanding to speak to the girl and look at her chart. Jo leaves the room leaving behind the girl and tells the hostile NTSB officer that they don’t have arrest authority and don’t preside over the case. During the commotion, the little girl runs away, which leads us to believe that she didn’t lose her memory like she led everyone to believe. She’s scared and running away from the NTSB officers who, turns out, are fake. Jo gets a call from her employee at the crash site who says that “no one knows who the first NTSB officers” were.

The Girls Secret Powers

Jo runs to her car and is unable to start it when suddenly, she notices the rain falling on her windshield is being manipulated. Everything begins flickering on and off, her police sirens turn on, and the little girl pops up from the backseat and asks Jo not to be mad. And then, the trailer ends. Who is this little girl? What are her powers? Is she like Eleven from Stranger Things? Who are the bad men coming after her? What do they want from her? How did she survive the crash?

The Time

When ABC announced the 9 minute trailer, they made it a point to say that “at 3:10” the accident happened. Considering how vital the 828 in Manifes’ts Flight 828 was, we’re now curious about what the time stamp means.

Watch the trailer below:

If you’re bummed that NBC benched Manifest until 2020, we suggest you tap into the forces that are strong within Emergence when it premieres on ABC on Tuesday, September 24.


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Freeform’s ’25 Days of Christmas’ Lineup Officially Kicks Off With Beloved Classics

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Freeform 25 days of Christmas 2020 lineup

Freeform’s “25 Days of Christmas” lineup has officially kicked off.

The schedule runs through midnight on December 26, which means you have plenty of time to squeeze in your holiday fix of movies. 

And there’s plenty of beloved classics to choose from including Home Alone, Love Actually, The Santa Clause and more. 

Check out the festive schedule below:

Tuesday, Dec. 1

8:20 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

12 a.m. – “Deck the Halls” (2006)

Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon in “Love Actually” (2003).Universal Pictures

Wednesday, Dec. 2

7 a.m. – “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas”

11 a.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

1:40 p.m. – “Deck the Halls” (2006)

3:45 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

6:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

8:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

12 a.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

Thursday, Dec. 3

7 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

10:30 a.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic 2”

11:30 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

1:35 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

3:40 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

5:50 p.m. – “Home Alone”

8:20 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

Friday, Dec. 4

7 a.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic”

8:05 a.m. – “The Preacher’s Wife”

10:45 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

12:50 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

2:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

4:40 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

7:10 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

9:15 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

11:55 p.m. – “Deck the Halls” (2006)

Saturday, Dec. 5

7 a.m. – “The Preacher’s Wife”

9:40 a.m. – “Deck the Halls” (2006)

11:45 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

1:50 p.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

3:55 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

6:35 p.m. – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”

7:40 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

8:45 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

9:20 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

11:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

Sunday, Dec. 6

7 a.m. – “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic”

8 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

10:10 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

12:15 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

2:20 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

4 p.m. – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”

5:05 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

5:40 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

6:45 p.m. – “Home Alone”

9:15 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

11:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

Monday, Dec. 7

12 p.m. – “The Holiday”

3:10 p.m. – “Love Actually”

6:20 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

8:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

12 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

Tuesday, Dec. 8

7 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

10:30 a.m. – “Love Actually”

1:35 p.m. – “The Preacher’s Wife”

4:10 p.m. – “The Perfect Holiday”

6:15 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

8:20 p.m. – “Almost Christmas” – Freeform premiere

12 a.m. – “Black Nativity”

Wednesday, Dec. 9

10:30 a.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic”

11:30 p.m. – “Prancer Returns”

1:40 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

3:50 p.m. – “The Star” (2017) – Freeform premiere

5:50 p.m. – “Home Alone”

8:20 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

Thursday, Dec. 10

7 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

10:30 a.m. – “The Star” (2017)

12:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

2:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

4:35 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

6:40 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

8:20 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

12 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

Friday, Dec. 11

7 a.m. – “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic”

8 a.m. – “Snow”

10 a.m. – “Snow 2: Brain Freeze”

12 p.m. – “Snowglobe”

2 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

4:05 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

6:45 p.m. – “Home Alone”

9:15 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

11:55 p.m. – “Daddy’s Home 2” – Freeform premiere

Saturday, Dec. 12

7 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

8 a.m. – “Daddy’s Home 2”

10:05 a.m. – “The Santa Clause”

12:15 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

2:45 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

4:50 p.m. – “Toy Story” (Disney-Pixar)

6:50 p.m. – “Toy Story 2” (Disney-Pixar)

8:55 p.m. – “Toy Story 3” (Disney-Pixar)

11:25 p.m. – “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (Disney-Pixar)

11:55 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

Sunday, Dec. 13

7 a.m. – “Love the Coopers”

9:30 a.m. – “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (Disney-Pixar)

10 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

12 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

2:05 p.m. – “Home Alone”

4:35 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

7:15 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

9:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

11:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

Monday, Dec. 14

7 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

10:30 a.m. – “The Perfect Holiday”

12:35 p.m. – “Almost Christmas”

3:10 p.m. – “Home Alone”

5:40 p.m. – “Home Alone: 2 Lost in New York”

8:20 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

12 a.m. – “The Perfect Holiday”

Tuesday, Dec. 15

10:30 a.m. – “The Magic Snowflake”

12 p.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

2 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

4:05 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

5:45 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

8:25 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

10:30 p.m. – “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice”

12 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

Wednesday, Dec. 16

11:30 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

1:35 p.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

4:15 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

6:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

8:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

12 a.m. – “Black Nativity”

Thursday, Dec. 17

7 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

10:30 a.m. – “The Little Drummer Boy” (1968)

11 a.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

1:40 p.m. – “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

3:45 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

5:50 p.m. – “Home Alone”

8:20 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12 a.m. – “Life Size 2: A Christmas Eve”

Friday, Dec. 18

7 a.m. – “Holiday in Handcuffs”

9:05 a.m. – “The Holiday”

12:15 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

2:20 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

4:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

6:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

9 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” (2018) – Freeform premiere

11 p.m. – “The Star” (2017)

1 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

Saturday, Dec. 19

7 a.m. – “Kung Fu Panda Holiday”

7:30 a.m. – “The Little Drummer Boy” (1968)

8 a.m. – “The Star” (2017)

10:05 a.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

11:45 a.m. – “Home Alone”

2:15 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

4:55 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

5:30 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

6:35 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” (2018)

8:40 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

11:20 p.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

Sunday, Dec. 20

7 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

9:30 a.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

12:10 p.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

2:20 p.m. – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”

3:25 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

4 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

5:05 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

7:45 p.m. – “Home Alone”

10:15 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12:55 a.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”

Monday, Dec. 21

10:30 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

12:30 p.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

3 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

4:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

6:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

9 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

12 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

Tuesday, Dec. 22

7 a.m. – “Santa’s Apprentice”

8:30 a.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

11 a.m. – “The Perfect Holiday”

1 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

3:05 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

5:10 p.m. – “Home Alone”

7:40 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

10:20 p.m. – “The Night Before” – Freeform premiere

12:30 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

Wednesday, Dec. 23

7:30 a.m. – “Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve”

9:30 a.m. – “The Mistle-tones”

11:30 a.m. – “Holiday in Handcuffs”

1:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

3:35 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

6:05 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

8:10 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

10:50 p.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”

11:55 p.m. – “Prancer Returns”

Thursday, Dec. 24

7 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

10:30 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

12:30 p.m. – “Home Alone”

3 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

5:35p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

8:15 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

8:50 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

9:55 p.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”

12 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

Friday, Dec. 25

7 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

10:30 a.m. – “The Santa Clause”

12:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

2:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

4:30 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

5 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

6 p.m. – “Home Alone”

8:30 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12 a.m. – “The Simpsons”


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Watch the ‘Doctor Who’ 2020 Holiday Special Trailer Now

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Doctor Who Holiday Special 2020 Trailer

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays. 

And that can only mean one thing — a special holiday episode of Doctor Who

BBC America announced the episode “Revolution of the Daleks” will air at 8 p.m. ET on New Year’s Day.

The announcement was accompanied by a trailer that includes Chris Noth, John Barrowman, and Jodie Whittaker’s Time Lord coming to you from behind a high-security alien prison.

Oh, there’s also flying Daleks. 

 

“We’ve crammed this year’s Doctor Who special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent,” said showrunner Chris Chibnall in a statement. “Where else would you get British acting royalty, a globally renowned US screen star, an (inter)national treasure of stage and screen and one of Britain’s hottest young actors — just in the guest cast! Put those together with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, and Tosin Cole (and Daleks! Did I mention Daleks!) — and you get a cast to be exterminated for. And things will explode. Promise.”

So, mark your calendar’s and check out the trailer below:


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‘Nancy Drew’ Season 2 Trailer Teases New Mystery, Same Thrills

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Nancy Drew Season 2: A New Mystery

In case it wasn’t made clear on Nancy Drew Season 1, Maine has a bit of a ghost problem. 

That ghost problem continues into season 2 on as Nancy and her Scooby Gang (Drew Crew) embark on a brand new mystery. 

The series returns Wednesday, January 20 — finally! — following a COVID-19 production hiatus. 

Best ‘Nancy Drew’ Season 1 Twists

In the first trailer promoting the return,  Nancy finds herself smack-dab in the middle of the mystery because as the saying goes, “where there’s smoke…”

The Drew Crew’s latest case involves a woman who uttered Nancy Drew’s name before she was attacked and lost consciousness. 

“How do you have the bandwidth for another mystery?” George (Leah Lewis) asks Nancy, but that’s clearly rhetorical… has she even met Nancy?!

But they obviously haven’t forgotten all about the Aglaeca curse (which claimed the life of Nancy’s bae, Owen) as Bess (Maddison Jaizani) exclaims: “Death can come to us at any moment.”

QUIZ: Which ‘Nancy Drew’ Character Are You?

Their adventures bring the Drew Crew to a deserted school bus where Nancy warns them to “stay calm,” adding, “It cannot find us if we’re not afraid.” But surely, that’s easier said than done as “it” is right on their trail. 

And don’t worry — the season continues to amp up the scares with terrifying ghosts and monsters appearances that’ll scare the bejeezus out of you. 

Watch the trailer below:

Catch the return of Nancy and crew on  Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 9/8c.

 


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