Perhaps to take advantage of what remains of your Thanksgiving weekend tryptophan overload and whatever other holiday indulgences may have left you sleepy and impressionable, NBC has scheduled a preview Monday of its midseason sitcom "Superstore," whose official premiere is not until January. That it will have "The Voice" as a lead-in might also have figured into the calculations.
Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Yet some holdouts resist.
Parents need to know that "The Good Dinosaur" - Pixar's lush animated prehistoric saga that successfully melds "Finding Nemo" and "E.T." - has stunning visuals, clever humor, strong messages, and some scenes of violence and peril that could certainly frighten younger/more sensitive viewers. (Spoiler alert!) Apatosaurus Arlo is separated from his family after a flash flood that claims his father (a series of events that could definitely upset kids); plus, carnivorous, sharp-toothed beasts attack Arlo and his human friend, Spot; thunderstorms bring massive explosions of deadly water; and the heroes barely survive a dangerous ride down a waterfall. And the settings all look very real. There's also a scene in which Arlo and Spot scarf down fermented berries, appear to get a little drunk, and then wake up "hung over."
In the opening act of the documentary "The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs," former Director Leon Panetta admits to authorizing a 2010 drone strike that killed an al-Qaida member implicated in the deaths of seven CIA operatives.
If you and your teens have lost countless hours devouring book series from the "Hunger Games" to "Divergent" to the "Maze Runner" - and many more weekends seeing the movies based on the books - you might be feeling a little hungry about now. The final installment of "Mockingjay" ends a satisfying run of dystopian/fantasy/sci-fi blockbusters inspired by deliciously addictive book series. And it's high time to find your next binge-read. Here are 10 fabulous book series that are totally un-put-downable (one of which is already slated for the big screen!). The best part? With all these books already on the shelves, you won't need to wait for the author to hurry up and write that next installment to get your teen-lit fix.