Kayla Hawkins
Kayla Hawkins is a TV writer for Bustle and The Tracking Board, a gray sweatshirt enthusiast, and a recent TV writing graduate from NYU. She misses bagels and really thinks you should watch Bob's Burgers.

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The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9 Cast Is Insanely Talented

If you're not planning to watch Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race, I'm afraid I'm going to have to tell you to change your plans, because this show is a television event that everyone should be present for. Unlike most reality competitions, it's a largely celebratory, thrilling, positive viewing experience, despite having a beloved challenge that judges the participants based on how well they can openly insult one another. And getting to know the RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 cast reveals that yet an…

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The 'Grace & Frankie' Season 3 Music Is Fitting

The third season of Grace and Frankie brought back everything great about the Netflix original series, from the chemistry between Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda to frank conversations about aging. But only big fans of the show will notice that each episode ends with a different song, and Grace and Frankie's closing credits soundtrack for Season 3 is filled with some pretty great music. And, while Netflix's handy auto-play feature, also known as "Oh, I guess I'm going to stay up all night watching th…

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The 'Grace And Frankie' Stars Want To Do More Episodes ASAP

Netflix's Grace and Frankie Season 3 will be dropping all of its episodes on Mar. 24, but as soon as a new season drops, it's time to start wondering about more episodes — it's the hazard of marathoning that you burn through seasons quickly. Will Grace and Frankie return for Season 4? Netflix hasn't announced whether or not the show will be back, but there's no real reason to be worried, since the series has always been quickly renewed by the streaming service. But fans aren't the only ones wond…

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'Ingobernable' Paints An Extreme Portrait Of A Presidential Marriage

The first season of Ingobernable will premiere on Netflix on March 24. It's the service's second Mexican-produced, Spanish-language series, after Club de Cuervos, and this new series is a thriller about the Mexican president and his family. So is President Diego Nava based on a real person? Well, to start, Ingobernable isn't really about Diego Nava, it's about his wife, Emilia Urquiza, played by Kate de Castillo, and the series has created an entirely fictional first family in order to stage the…

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'Shots Fired' Takes Inspiration From Very Real Issues

FOX's drama Shots Fired, premiering on Wednesday, March 22, is the next serious attempt to mix real-world issues with serialized televised storytelling. And though Shots Fired isn't based on a true story and features original characters in a fictional town, because it is centered around a police shooting, it is naturally inspired by the nation's current unrest. There have been many high-profile cases that echo those at the center of Shots Fired, like the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferg…

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There Could Be More 'Being Mary Jane' Ahead

So far, 2017 has been a very successful year for BET, especially with the boost from the New Edition Story's record-setting ratings, and a combination of new shows (like The Quad) and older series that have brought the network into conversations about basic cable's best TV. And the fourth season of BET's original drama Being Mary Jane may be coming to an end, but that series has been a big part of the critical reevaluation of the network, even if it draws only a modest-sized audience every week.…

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Singing Is One Of Melissa Benoist's Real Superpowers

The latest Flash and Supergirl crossover has a special hook — it's a musical, and one that will feature the usually spandex-clad heroes belting their hearts out without their powers. And with the much-hyped musical approaching, it's worth wondering if Melissa Benoist will be singing. And it turns out that Benoist, along with the many talented singers in the casts of Supergirl and The Flash, are going to be performing their own vocals, and they should all be up to the task. That's right, there wi…

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'Supergirl' Is Giving Mon-El A Royal Backstory

Every time Kara falls in love with someone on Supergirl, fate finds a way to drive them apart. But even though she just found out that Mon-El is actually the Prince of Daxam, putting their relationship at the center of a centuries-old hatred between Daxamites and Kryptonians, maybe this romance could still work, even if Mon-El's royal family members just landed in National City. Besides, who are Mon-El's parents? Will these royals necessarily be against leaving the planetary discrimination aside…

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Darren Criss Is A New Take On Music Meister In 'Supergirl'

Another crossover is coming to The CW's DC universe, this time spurred on by another new Supergirl Season 2 villain, the Music Meister. It may seem too good to be true that there's a villain who would make former Glee stars Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin belt out a few tunes, but turns out, the Music Meister actually comes from DC Comics. On Supergirl and The Flash, he'll be played by another Glee star, Darren Criss, and he'll use his reality-bending powers to send the heroes to a parallel rea…

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Emily & Haley Are 'Bachelor' Stars For A Living

Even though they didn't win the season, Bachelor twins Emily and Haley Ferguson managed to snag their own spinoff, The Twins: Happily Ever After? about their relationship with one another as they navigate their newfound fame as two halves of a Bachelor super pair. The trailers seem to suggest that the sisters spend every waking minute together hanging out, but what do Emily and Haley do for work outside Bachelor Nation? Right now, it looks like both twins are on a break from working full time. T…

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