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Still Star-Crossed Essentially Cancelled as ABC Banishes Drama to Saturdays

5 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The sky is falling for Still Star-Crossed: ABC is shipping the Shondaland period drama off to Saturday nights… which means it’s as good as cancelled.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Star-Crossed will make the move to Saturdays starting July 8, according to our sister site Deadline, after airing just three episodes in the post-Bachelorette slot on Monday nights. A sequel to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Star-Crossed stars Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet and Wade Briggs as Benvolio Montague, who are being forced to marry each other to »

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Battle of the Network Stars Reboot Brings New Blood, Upgraded Dunk Tank and a Hulk With Something to Prove

7 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The obstacle course of red, white and blue tires is the same, but the dunk tank is a bit more extreme as ABC wages a new Battle of the Network Stars starting Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c.

RelatedBattle of the Network Stars Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down

For the unfortunately uninitiated of you, gather ’round as I spin a yarn about the original intra-network “field day” competition that aired on ABC during the 1970s and ’80s, pitting the Alphabet network against CBS and NBC and… well, that was it, kids. PBS and the »

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'Designated Survivor': Virginia Madsen Will Not Return for Season 2

10 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

ABC's Designated Survivor is shaking things up onscreen for season two.

Co-star Virginia Madsen will not return to the Kiefer Sutherland starrer, the network confirmed Thursday after the actress shared the news on Twitter.

Madsen (Sideways) recurred during season one as Kimble Hookstraten, a congresswoman who was the political drama's other "designated survivor." The character provided one of many foils for Sutherland's President Tom Kirkman, though by season's end, Kimble had to settle for the position of secretary of education after initially gunning to be vice president.

On Twitter, Madsen left the door open for Kimble's potential return, <a »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Virginia Madsen Won’t Return To ‘Designated Survivor’, Actress Confirms

14 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Virginia Madsen says she won’t be back for the planned Season 2 of ABC’s Designated Survivor. “It was a great role,” she tweeted last night. “I was loving it.” Madsen was recurring on the political drama’s first season, playing Kimble Hookstraten, conservative Congresswoman and the Gop’s designated survivor. The Kiefer Sutherland-starring drama from Mark Gordon's indie Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios was renewed last month. Madsen dropped the news in a string of tweets to… »

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Designated Survivor: Virginia Madsen Laments That She Won't Be Back

21 June 2017 8:23 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The latest iteration of ABC’s Designated Survivor will not involve Virginia Madsen, the actress confirmed on Wednesday evening.

RelatedInside Line: Scoop on Designated Survivor‘s New Cast

“I won’t be back for Season 2,” Madsen told one fan on Twitter, explaining to another: “I guess they had other stories to tell. It’s a big show, so I wish them well. But I would like return to kick some ass.”

“It was a great role,” she tweeted. “I was loving it.”

RelatedABC Fall Schedule: Once Bumped to Friday, black-ish Shifts to Tuesday

For much of Season 1 of the Kiefer Sutherland-led drama, »

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Quantico Season 3: Code Black Creator Takes Showrunner Reins

21 June 2017 3:29 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Quantico is calling a Code Black (producer) on Season 3.

Michael Seitzman, who created and serves as showrunner on the CBS medical series, will helm ABC’s spy drama as well, the network has confirmed.

RelatedQuantico: Another Series Regular Leaving Ahead of Season 3

Seitzman will be showrunner and an executive producer on Quantico‘s upcoming third season. He’ll also continue to serve as showrunner/Ep at Code Black, which is going into Season 3.

Joshua Safran, who created Quantico, stepped down as showrunner at the end of Season 2; the move coincided with the end of his contract with the network. »

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Wonder Woman Writer to Pen Shondaland Dramedy Pilot at ABC

21 June 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Now here’s a superhero team-up we’re excited to see: The screenwriter of Wonder Woman and Shonda Rhimes are joining forces for a new ABC pilot.

Allan Heinberg has signed a script deal with the network to write a new Shondaland dramedy pilot, TVLine has learned, along with an overall development deal with ABC Studios. The pilot, tentatively titled Adult Behavior, is described as “a sexy, multi-generational, comedic drama” and is based on the British gay comedy series Cucumber and Banana, which aired here in the U.S. on Logo.

RelatedScandal Officially Ending, Season 7 Is Olivia’s Swan »

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Would you rather...?

21 June 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Would you rather...

... have a sudden Glee reunion with Jonathan Groff & Lea Michele in NYC?

... school Matt McGorry on how to beach?

... read with Kathleen Turner, Rosie, and Broadway's delicious Max von Essen?

... stand for a good cause (Casting Directors Union) with Cheyenne Jackson?

... do a reverse Xanadu and becoming one with murals alongside Harry Shum Jr?

... take a singing road trip with Garrett Dillahunt?

... dream of tapdance lessons with Hillary Swank?

... make babies laugh for no reason with James Wolk?

... or talk to Virginia Madsen on a 16th century contraption. Something called a "landline"? 

Pictures are after the jump to help you make this difficult choice...  »

- NATHANIEL R

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Film Review: ‘Better Watch Out’

13 June 2017 11:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Home Alone” meets “The Bad Seed” in “Better Watch Out,” a clever black comedy-cum-horror pic in which the apparent home invasion that traps a babysitter and her charges turns out to be something else entirely. This macabre Christmas movie, a co-production shot in Australia but set in Anytown USA, seems destined to become one of those Yuletide perennials for people who like their holiday-themed entertainment as perversely un-wholesome as possible. It’s already sold to numerous territories (including Well Go for North America) with an eye toward a seasonally appropriate late-2017 release.

Squabbling as usual before leaving for a dinner party, the Lerners (expert comic turns by Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton, seen again just briefly at the end) leave only-child Lukas (Levi Miller) in the care of Ashley (Olivia DeJonge). At age 12, you might expect Luke to chafe at still requiring a sitter. But in fact he has high »

- Dennis Harvey

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Exclusive interview with Jacob Buster from Colony on USA Network

26 May 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh interviews Jacob Buster from Colony

Season 2 of the hit series Colony is airing now on USA. Buster stars alongside Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies on the sci-fi drama series. Buster portrays Charlie Bowman, an abused child who was separated from his family for over a year in this dystopian version of Los Angeles. View the season 2 trailer here.

Buster also recently starred in the holiday film The Christmas Project, which is available on Amazon and Netflix. He also starred in The Lost Boy with Virginia Madsen, Storm Rider with Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson and C. Thomas Howell as well as Just Let Go with Henry Ian Cusick, which earned him a “Best Actor Under 18” Award at the Filmed in Utah Awards. His other television credits include a recurring role as “Young Mike Ross” (played by Patrick J. Adams) on Suits and a guest role on The Thundermans. »

- Tai Freligh

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Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Films Picks up ‘Sweet Virginia,’ Oscilloscope Buys ‘Song of Granite’ and More

12 May 2017 2:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

IFC Films has acquired the U.S rights to director Jamie M. Dagg’s thriller “Sweet Virginia,” starring Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt and Odessa Young. The film, which premiered at the recent Tribeca Film Festival, was written by Ben and Paul China from their Black List script, and was produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones for Automatik, Chris Ferguson for Oddfellows and Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos for Exhibit, who also financed.

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: Focus Features Picks Up ‘Tully,’ Electric Entertainment Buys ‘Lbj’ and More

Xyz Films is currently handling international sales and will screen the film at the upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes. “Sweet Virginia” is a riveting thriller that »

- Graham Winfrey

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Well Go USA Acquires North American Rights to Better Watch Out

10 May 2017 5:28 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Well Go USA is looking to give fright fans another holiday horror film to add to their seasonal viewing slate, as the company has acquired North American distribution rights to Better Watch Out, formerly known as Safe Neighborhood.

According to THR, Well Go USA has scheduled Better Watch Out for an October 6th release in theaters and on digital platforms.

Directed by Chris Peckover from a screenplay he wrote with Zack Kahn, Better Watch Out stars Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Dacre Montgomery, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton, Ed Oxenbould, and Aleks Mikic.

Set around Christmastime, Better Watch Out follows "a babysitter that must defend her 12 year-old ward... from intruders that have planned an extraordinary home invasion."

Better Watch Out is produced by Thornquest and Sidonie Abbene of Storm Vision Entertainment, with Hambel and Paul Jensen of Best Medicine Productions also on board as producers. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates. »

- Derek Anderson

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Holiday Horror Pic ‘Better Watch Out’ Lands At Well Go USA

10 May 2017 4:19 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Well Go USA has acquired all North American rights to Better Watch Out, a holiday horror pic directed by Chris Peckover with a cast led by Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton and Ed Oxenbould. Well Go is scaring up plans for an October 6 theatrical and digital release. Penned by Peckover and Zack Kahn, the pic (formerly known as Safe Neighborhood) centers stars DeJonge as a babysitter who, one snowy night on a quiet suburban street, must defend… »

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Holiday Horror Film 'Better Watch Out' Nabbed by Well Go USA

10 May 2017 3:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Holiday horror movie Better Watch Out has been picked up by Well Go USA for North America.

Starring Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), the film follows a babysitter that must defend her 12-year-old ward, played by Levi Miller (Pan), from intruders that have planned an extraordinary home invasion. 

Virginia Madsen and Patrick Warburton also star, along with Ed OxenbouldAleks Mikic and Dacre Montgomery

Chris Peckover directed Better Watch Out, which he wrote with Zack Kahn from a story by Kahn. The film was produced by Thornquest and Sidonie Abbene of Storm Vision Entertainment and Hambel and Paul Jensen of Best Medicine Productions.

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- Mia Galuppo

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Olivia DeJonge’s Horror-Thriller ‘Better Watch Out’ Lands at Well Go USA

10 May 2017 3:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Well Go USA Entertainment has bought all North American rights for Chris Peckover’s Christmas-themed horror-thriller “Better Watch Out,” starring Olivia DeJonge.

“Better Watch Out,” formerly known as “Safe Neighborhood,” stars DeJonge as a babysitter who, one snowy night on a quiet suburban street, must defend her twelve-year-old charge (Levi Miller) from intruders but quickly learns that this is an extraordinary home invasion that demands an equally extraordinary response.  Co-stars are Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic and Dacre Montgomery (“Power Rangers”).

Oxenbould and DeJonge starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2015 horror-thriller “The Visit.” She also stars in TNT’s “Will.”

The film will receive a theatrical and digital release on Oct. 6, with a home video release to follow in time for the holiday season.

“We could not be more excited to be working with Doris and the team at Well Go USA,” said producers Brett Thornquest and Brion Hambel. »

- Dave McNary

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Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 19 Review: Misalliance

3 May 2017 9:51 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Well, I didn't see that coming; did you?

There were plenty of surprises on Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 19, as the hour kept the action and politics in perfect balance.

But who cares about the politics when That happened to Jason?!

Hannah was transferred from a van to a semi and then to someplace even worse. Where she's going is anyone's guess, but I'm going to venture she's headed towards Canada, the same place as President Kirkman.

My question is why Lloyd and company would throw her on a cargo ship when they could just as easily killed her? Why keep her alive? Are they going to use her as bait of some kind?

Hannah showed us once again what a badass she was when she not only convinced her guard to loosen up her chains but used the underwire part of her bra to break out of the chains. That's »

- Lisa Babick

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Cory Michael Smith to Star in 1985, Yen Tan's Feature Adaptation

1 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Last year we debuted the poster for Yen Tan's 1985, a short film that evoked potent memories in just eight minutes. It won a Special Jury Prize at SXSW. Now a feature film version is on its way.  The cast is impressive: Cory Michael Smith (TV's Gotham), Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things) and Jamie Chung. Here's the synopsis, per Deadline:  Terminally-ill Adrian (Smith) flies home from New York to visit his estranged family in Texas. His attempt at revealing his circumstances to his conservative parents (Madsen, Chiklis) are challenged when he reconnects with his preteen brother (Schnapp) and his old flame (Chung). Yen Tan (Pit Stop) wrote the screenplay and will direct. He's a long-time acquaintance, talented filmmaker and an all-around good...

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'Burning Bodhi' Starring Kaley Cuoco Lands at Imagination Worldwide (Exclusive)

1 May 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Imagination Worldwide has acquired foreign rights to Matthew McDuffie’s drama Burning Bodhi, starring Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) and Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars).

Burning Bodhi centers around lifelong friends who stumble back home after word gets out on Facebook that the most popular among them has died. The reunion stirs up sticky feelings of love, longing, regret — and the novelty of forgiveness, mortality and gratitude.  The film is written and directed by McDuffie and produced by Marshall Bear. Other castmembers include Virginia Madsen, Cody Horn and Landon Liboiron.

"’Burning <span data-scayt_word="Bodhi" data-scaytid="11" style="background-color: rgb(255, »

- Rebecca Ford

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Cory Michael Smith, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung to Star in AIDS Drama '1985'

27 April 2017 2:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Gotham star Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis are starring in 1985, an AIDS drama from Yen Tan.

Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp and Big Hero Six's Jamie Chung are also starring in the indie, which will begin shooting late May in Texas.

The indie is based on Tan’s short of the same name, which won the special jury prize at last year's SXSW. He expanded the script for the feature and is directing.

1985 focuses on terminally-ill Adrian (Smith), who flies home from New York to visit his estranged family in Texas. His attempt at revealing his »

- Borys Kit

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‘Gotham’s Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen & More Set For AIDS Drama Pic ‘1985’ From Yen Tan

27 April 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Cory Michael Smith, Designated Survivor‘s Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis (Gotham, FX’s The Shield) have been tapped to co- star in AIDS drama film 1985, along with Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp and Jamie Chung (The Hangover Part II, Big Hero 6) Pit Stop helm Yen Tan is directing from his own script, which is based on his SXSW Special Jury Prize winning short. It center on terminally-ill Adrian (Smith), who flies home from New York to visit his estranged family in… »

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