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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You Probably Won't Be Seeing This Original Cast Member On 'Raven's Home'

The latest TV series to get its own nostalgic reboot is That's So Raven. The Disney sitcom will return on July 21 with a followup series, Raven's Home, about the original characters' children. And whi...
By Kayla Hawkins

Jason Bateman's Character May Not Survive 'Ozark'

Netflix's next addictive drama premiered on July 21. Ozark doesn't waste any time in amping up the drama, immediately throwing the central Byrde family into an elaborate survival scheme after patriarc...
By Kayla Hawkins

Evan Bass Just Summed Up Rachel's 'Bachelorette' Season In One Spot-On Tweet

It's been low on drama, but this season of The Bachelorette has one major thing going for it, and that's this season's star, Rachel Lindsay. And no matter what else the show could have done differentl...
By Kayla Hawkins

Why Rachel Is Absolutely Right To Be Selfish On 'The Bachelorette'

Rachel might make it look like nothing, but it can't be easy to be the Bachelorette, especially when it comes to sending contestants home. Twice during the hometown dates, Rachel mentioned that she's ...
By Kayla Hawkins

Peter's Post-'Bachelorette' Job Is, Well, Basic AF

This season of The Bachelorette has some serious contenders for Rachel Lindsay's heart. Going into the hometown dates, fans seem particularly enchanted by Peter, the Wisconsonite with the same gap-too...
By Kayla Hawkins

Will Lee Be At 'The Bachelorette: Men Tell All'?

The last few weeks of Bachelorette episodes have been blissful, and that's not just because of Rachel Lindsay's scenic European jaunt, but because Lee Garrett was finally eliminated. But there's one l...
By Kayla Hawkins

Bryan Looks So Totally Different In His Pre-'Bachelorette' Reality Show Appearance

If you're going to appear on The Bachelorette, just know that there's no embarrassing past moment that the show's dedicated fan community can't unearth. One of Rachel Lindsay's frontrunners, Bryan, lo...
By Kayla Hawkins

Heather Dubrow Is Expanding Her Mini-Media Empire, Post-'RHOC'

So far, the twelfth and newly Heather Dubrow-free season of The Real Housewives Of Orange County is missing something. It's probably the show's most level-headed cast member. Back in 2016, Heather cla...
By Kayla Hawkins

Don't Hold Your Breath For 'My Mother And Other Strangers' Season 2

The BBC originally aired the series in the summer of 2016, but My Mother And Other Strangers, a WWII-era drama set in Northern Ireland and focused on the relationship that forms between a married loca...
By Kayla Hawkins

'Akil The Fugitive Hunter' Wants You To Believe In Real-Life Superheroes

The superhero genre is far overdue for a makeover, and, surprisingly enough, the freshest take may come from an A&E reality docuseries. The network's new show, Akil The Fugitive Hunter will creatively...
By Kayla Hawkins

'Hooten & The Lady' Are On The Hunt For Some Legendary Loot

Viewers with particularly strong wanderlust may take to The CW's new adventure series, Hooten & The Lady. In the summer premiere, a classy historical expert and a devil-may-care adventurer cross paths...
By Kayla Hawkins

Trish's Stalker Is Complicating Her Recovery On 'Broadchurch'

Broadchurch's two detectives are no closer to solving their current case after three episodes, and there's a second mystery brewing after Trish receives a mysterious text message from someone threaten...
By Kayla Hawkins

Before You Ask For A Prince Harry 'Suits' Cameo, Maybe He Should Meet The Cast First

The romance between American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry caused a lot of buzz in England and America alike, but some of that noise has died down in the months since the romance first began....
By Kayla Hawkins

All The Ways You Can Stream The 2017 ESPY Awards

The ESPY Awards aren't sports' biggest night — depending on what game you love most, it's anything from the Super Bowl, to the final night of the World Series, the climactic moment of the World Cup, o...
By Kayla Hawkins

'The Bold Type' Has Many Inspirations Behind The Plot

Since the show follows a handful of New York City-based magazine employees, it's reasonable to wonder if The Bold Type is based on a true story. The show is based on the experiences of Cosmopolitan ed...
By Kayla Hawkins

'The Bold Type's Boss Has Some Famous Inspiration

Every workplace TV show has to have a great boss character. From Lou Grant to Jack Donaghy, the people who contradict and challenge the protagonists drive the story forward. The young writers and soci...
By Kayla Hawkins

The 'American Ripper's "Murder Castle" Isn't Accepting Guests Anymore

Looks like the true crime trend still has some life left in it, because History's latest docuseries American Ripper will examine the theory that notorious Chicago-based serial killer H.H. Holmes was "...
By Kayla Hawkins

'The Bachelorette' Hometown Visits Shouldn't Other Eric's Family

The Bachelorette is heading into its final stretch: The hometown visits. Of course, there will still be more decisions for Rachel Lindsay to make ahead, but meeting the family is a huge milestone in a...
By Kayla Hawkins

Where In The World Is Chris Harrison?

Rachel Lindsay is already preparing to go on her round of hometown dates, the word "love" has been exchanged, but even as the season heads towards its conclusion, one burning question remains: where i...
By Kayla Hawkins

Lydia's Husband Is Her Support System On 'RHOC'

When the cast for Season 11 of The Real Housewives Of Orange County was announced, there was a slight sense of deja vu — Lydia McLaughlin is returning to RHOC. After joining the cast in 2013, Lydia le...
By Kayla Hawkins

'Aftermath' Isn't Your Only Sci-Fi Option On TV

Ah, the season finale. This simple invention often brings stress and horror to the TV fan, worrying about whether or not their favorite but not very popular show will return for more episodes... and I...
By Kayla Hawkins

Here's Hallmark's Countdown To Christmas Schedule

Thanksgiving, get out of the way: It's the holiday season now. And you know how I know? Because the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas schedule is packing a round dozen of their original TV Christmas mov...
By Kayla Hawkins

Ed Nygma & Penguin Both Find Love On 'Gotham'

"Follow the White Rabbit" was an excellent episode of Gotham for one big reason: it made me feel confident that I'm not crazy. First, because when Penguin "confessed" his love for Ed Nygma (to an empt...
By Kayla Hawkins

How 'AHS: Roanoke' & Coven Could Be Connected

Ryan Murphy, toying with the audience in his trademark way, has now promised that the rest of American Horror Story: Roanoke will connect with Season 3, Coven. Now, fans already know that the seasons ...
By Kayla Hawkins

Hugh Laurie's 'Chance' & 'House' Are So Different

Within just a few minutes, it's obvious that Hulu's Chance has almost no similarities to House, Hugh Laurie's previous huge TV role. While both shows have a central doctor character played by Laurie w...
By Kayla Hawkins

'WAGS' Miami Couples Are Doing Well

E! knows that the finale of WAGS came far too soon, which is why WAGS Miami is premiering on Oct. 2 with a whole new group of women who call themselves the "Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars." And...
By Kayla Hawkins

Daveed Diggs Guest Stars On 'black-ish'

Already, black-ish has made up for its underwhelming premiere with a strong followup featuring one of the season's most anticipated moments — Hamilton star Daveed Diggs guest stars as Johan, Bow's you...
By Kayla Hawkins

Why Andre Jr. Is So Important On 'black-ish'

Sometimes, actors try to distance themselves from the characters who made them famous, but one of the best things about black-ish is how the actors seem to really like one another and don't mind being...
By Kayla Hawkins

'black-ish' Season 3 Has A Big Surprise In Store

The second season of black-ish marked an uptick from a generally good network comedy to one of TV's best half-hours, which means that the third season premiere on Sept. 21 is pretty exciting. In advan...
By Kayla Hawkins

Fish Mooney Makes A Tough Choice On 'Gotham'

At the end of Gotham Season 2, it seemed like Hugo Strange's Indian Hill experiments all escaped and went their separate ways. But as the Gotham Season 3 premiere reveals, no one is allowed to know th...
By Kayla Hawkins

'Finding Prince Charming' Is No 'The Bachelor'

Logo is making history with Finding Prince Charming, where a baker's dozen men will fight for a relationship with one lucky guy. The show is following the trend other popular dating shows, like ABC's ...
By Kayla Hawkins

Ann Coulter Was Roasted More Than Rob Lowe

While Rob Lowe was technically supposed to be the target of The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (it's right there in the title), the biggest target of the roast was actually Ann Coulter, the extremel...
By Kayla Hawkins

You Can Help The 'My Last Days' Cast

The subjects of the CW's My Last Days are bravely confronting their mortality on camera for an audience of millions, and while the show is certainly harrowing and sad, it's also imbued with a sense of...
By Kayla Hawkins

Bethenny Is A Grown-Ass Woman On 'RHONY'

No Real Housewives of New York City cast member personifies the show's titular city setting the way Bethenny Frankel does. She's tough, she's smart, she makes a ton of money, and she is intense. But o...
By Kayla Hawkins

Andi's Book Can Help You Get Nick v. Josh On 'BiP'

For recent fans of Bachelor in Paradise who haven't been following the extended Bach universe for at least a few years now, the ongoing Nick Viall vs. Josh Murray feud might not make any sense. After ...
By Kayla Hawkins

14 Times 'The Real Housewives' Were Totally You

Even though they might not get credit for it, I think some of the most relatable women on TV are none other than the Real Housewives. No, I don't have custom-built chandeliers in my megamansion or go ...
By Kayla Hawkins

'RHONJ' Star Dolores' Ex Is Out Of The Limelight

Dolores Catania's Real Housewives of New Jersey debut was solid, though it will take more episodes to really get to know the new reality star. But one of the most interesting things about Dolores is, ...
By Kayla Hawkins

'Below Deck' Chef Ben Gets Emotional Over Julia

Ben Robinson has shown plenty of emotion on this (and every) season of Below Deck, from yelling to laughing to being passionate about his cooking. But it looks like he soon shows a side not often show...
By Kayla Hawkins

The Absolute Worst 'Bachelor In Paradise' Splits

Bachelor in Paradise may take place on a serene, beautiful beach, but once the contestants start showing up, it basically becomes a battlefield. And, while BiP has occasionally made a successful coupl...
By Kayla Hawkins

Sansa Stark's 'GoT' Strength Isn't Due To Ramsay

The moment in Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode "Battle of the Bastards" when Sansa Stark watched as the knights of the Vale rode down triumphantly to crush the Bolton army and take back Winterfell for...
By Kayla Hawkins