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The Hey U Guys Instant Watching Guide – July 28th 2014

13 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Killing was an American remake from AMC based on the nordic noir show popularised over here by showings on BBC 4. The Us version moved things to Seattle where it rained constantly and revolved around the murder of Rosie Larson. Unfairly compared to Twin Peaks when it debuted, it was nonetheless something of a hit on Channel 4 for at least two seasons. I lost track of it around the mid-point of season two, not because I didn’t like it, I enjoyed it lots despite its grimness but it became impossible to keep up with the weekly scheduled showings and 4Od was, and still is not very good. From what I hear season two wrapped up the murder of Larson and season three moved on to a new mystery which was just as gripping.

The reason I mention this anyway is that like Arrested Development, Netflix has picked up »

- Chris Holt

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'NCIS' team crossing over to New Orleans this fall

17 July 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

CBS has enlisted Mark Harmon and the rest of his NCIS team to help ensure that the military crime drama’s New Orleans-based spin-off completes its ratings mission. Harmon will make another appearance on NCIS: New Orleans, which launches this fall, and this time he’s bringing more of his crew. Harmon’s Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Michael Weatherly’s Anthony “Tony” Dinozzo, Pauley Perrette’s Abigail “Abby” Sciuto, and David McCallum’s Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard will all visit The Big Easy in an unspecified episode. The crossover will partner Harmon with fellow veteran prime-time star Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap »

- James Hibberd

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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Plans Crossovers with ‘NCIS,’ Rob Kerkovich Joins Cast

17 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NCIS: New Orleans” will feature crossovers with the original series, the executive producers confirmed at the show’s Television Critics Assn. summer press tour panel Thursday.

Plans are already in place for Mark Harmon’s Gibbs to make an appearance in an upcoming episode of the spinoff. “We have a storyline where Michael Weatherly is involved, where Pauley Perrette is involved, David McCallum. That’s the fun of what we have here is having that interaction. As to how often and when it happens … there’s a lot that goes into the planning of that with schedules and making sure that Mark is here and focused on ‘NCIS.’ But we’ll keep the balls in the air and make it work as best we can,” said Gary Glasberg, who serves as an executive producer along with Harmon and Jeffrey Lieber.

“The worlds of the two shows exist in the same place, »

- Laura Prudom

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Yes, NCIS Cast Members Will Definitely Appear on the New Orleans Spinoff

17 July 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Fans of the wildly popular NCIS will be pleased to learn that Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, and Michael Weatherly are already making plans to appear on the show's upcoming spinoff, NCIS: New Orleans. "There's a lot of cross-pollination of the people," said executive producer Jeffrey Lieber during the show's Summer TCA panel. "We're our own thing, but we exist in the same universe." In addition, Rob Kerkovich (Chasing Life) has joined the cast as a morgue assistant named Sebastian. The series, starring Scott Bakula and Lucas Black, will premiere immediately following NCIS at 9 p.m. on Sept. 23, and you can get a peek at the trailer now! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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'NCIS: New Orleans' Adds New Regular, Plans More Crossovers

17 July 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CBS is expanding its NCIS universe this fall with its New Orleans-set spinoff, which hails from executive producers Gary Glasberg and star Mark Harmon. And while NCIS: New Orleans will focus on the crimes and explore the culture in its titular city, it's safe to expect to see stars from the flagship series head to the region. Photos Broadcast TV's New 2014-15 Shows NCIS: New Orleans stars Scott Bakula and first aired as a backdoor pilot from CBS' flagship series. It becomes the third show in the NCIS franchise, joining the mothership and NCIS: La. NCISGary Glasberg serves as showrunner on the CBS Television Studios

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Networks Putting New Spins on the Spinoff

10 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Get ready for TV’s spinoff invasion. Over half a dozen of next season’s newcomers will hit the airwaves with a presold connection to proven ratings performers. From “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” to fresh takes on the durable “CSI” and “NCIS” franchises to CW’s comicbook offshoot “The Flash” (introduced via “Arrow”), they’re already among the most anticipated new shows.

There’s nothing new about the concept of spinoffs, but as the crowded TV landscape makes launching a series increasingly difficult, the built-in appeal offered by a known quantity (like NBC’s looming revival “Heroes: Reborn” or ABC’s big-to-small screen experiment “Marvel’s Agent Carter”) is proving more appealing to networks than ever before. Just as every movie studio wants at least one powerhouse franchise to call its own, TV networks are embracing the value of successful brands.

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- Geoff Berkshire

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‘Lord of Illusions’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

2 June 2014 10:02 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Scott Bakula, Kevin J. O’Connor, Famke Janssen, Joseph Latimore, Sheila Tousey, Susan Traylor, Ashley Tesoro, Trevor Edmond, Wayne Grace, Daniel von Bargen, Johnny Venocur  | Written and Directed by Clive Barker

Liverpool born Clive Barker is a well-known name in fiction, and especially in horror. His novels have sold millions of copies all over the world and many of his stories have been adapted to the screen over the last three decades, one of those films was Lord of Illusions, based on the short story “The Last Illusion” from Barker’s Books of Blood Vol. 6, a compilation of stories from 1985.

Directed by Clive himself, Lord of Illusions is a fantasy horror starring Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap), Kevin J. O’Connor and Famke Janssen (X-Men). This was the last film that Barker directed after previously stepping behind the camera for Nightbreed and Hellraiser. The director’s cut of Lord of Illusions is, »

- Chris Cummings

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Al Calavicci in 'Quantum Leap': 'Memba Him?!

29 May 2014 12:05 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Although Dean Stockwell spent most of his life in front of the camera -- he's best known for playing the cigar smoking Admiral Al Calavicci -- photographed here with his costar Scott Bakula -- in the early '90s adventure series "Quantum Leap." Guess what he looks like now! Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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La Screenings’ Pick-Up List

20 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Disney/ABC

ABC Studios is selling a diverse slate of new hours as well as a trio of unique comedies.

On the drama side, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” and “The Whispers” may hold the most global appeal, but others have potential as well.

“Agent Carter,” the second series from Marvel in the last two years, follows Peggy Carter in 1946 as she balances her administrative work with embarking on secret missions for the covert Ssr (Strategic Scientific Reserve). It should hold more appeal for women than last year’s “Agents of Shield.”

In “Whispers,” aliens have invaded Earth by using our most unlikely resource to achieve world domination — our children. As the kids unwittingly help these unseen enemies, the clock counts down in a race to save humanity.

The unconventional and, at times, comedic “Red Band Society,” is based on an acclaimed Spanish series and comes from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. »

- Variety Staff

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CBS trailers for upcoming shows include Maggie Q, Téa Leoni, and Robert Patrick

15 May 2014 9:34 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With the oncoming end of the 2013-2014 television season, many network channels, and television fans, are looking ahead to the fall, when the 2014-2015 television season kicks off. With a stable of shows that already include hourlong dramas such as The Good Wife and sitcoms such as Mom, many were interested to hear what CBS would be picking up, especially with the end of long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother this past television season. The new shows that shall be appearing on CBS, starting from the fall, are NCIS: New Orleans, CSI: Cyber, Madam Secretary, Stalker, The McCarthys, The Odd Couple, Scorpion and Battle Creek. CBS released the trailers for some of their new shows, which can be seen below.

1) Stalker

Airing on Wednesdays at 10 pm Est, Stalker is created by The Vampire Diaries and The Following‘s Kevin Williamson, and stars Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott as detectives »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Upfronts 2014: Seitz’s Snap Judgments on CBS’s New Shows

15 May 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Vulture's TV critic, Matt Zoller Seitz, will be watching and evaluating the early clips and concepts of each of the new shows unveiled at this year's upfronts. Here are his thoughts on CBS's shows.NCIS: New Orleans The gist: A new entry in the franchise, starring Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, and Zoe McClellan. Gut reaction: There's pretty much no way that another one of these could excite me unless it was set in Hell, and maybe not even then. But if it's your bag, knock yourself out.  Extant The gist: In this miniseries from Mickey Fisher and executive producer Steven Spielberg, an astronaut (Halle Berry) returns home from a solo mission pregnant, seemingly by an apparition, despite the fact that she's infertile; her pregnancy creates tension between her, her scientist husband (Goran Visjnic), and her robot son (Piece Gagnon, the scary-as-hell kid from Looper). More complications ensue. Robot boy is »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Here Are the Teasers for CBS’s New Shows

15 May 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

CBS unveiled its new fall programming yesterday, but only a few new shows made it to the lineup — CBS is all about returning favorites, so there aren't a lot of open slots. In fact, there's only one new comedy for fall (Odd Couple is scheduled for mid-season), and the new dramas are pretty by-the-book CBS shows. Behold:The McCarthys is the only sitcom of the bunch, and it's about a tight-knit Boston family. The show was created by Brian Gallivan, whom you might recognize as Sassy Gay Friend. Scorpion is about geniuses. Katharine McPhee plays a waitress. NCIS: New Orleans is what it sounds like. Scott Bakula who will be sorely missed on Looking. Stalker comes from Kevin Williamson and fits right in with this season's new crop of violent murder shows. If you were wondering which woman-in-peril show would straight-up light a woman on fire in a two-minute promo, »

- Margaret Lyons

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CBS' new fall shows: A snap judgment

14 May 2014 4:49 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

What’s the best new show coming to CBS? Well, we have high hopes for Vince Gilligan and David Shore’s Battle Creek, but as CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler explained during the network’s upfronts presentation, that doesn’t premiere until midseason. For fall, CBS knows what you want: More NCIS! Your guide to non-ncis offerings also appears below.

NCIS: New Orleans

NCIS is the biggest drama on TV, so you can’t blame CBS for trying to milk it for an endless array of spin-offs. This one focuses on Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), who leads a »

- Melissa Maerz

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'Two And A Half Men' Coming To An End

14 May 2014 3:40 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men" is headed for its final run.

The Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher-starring comedy will end its 12-season run at the end of the 2014-2015 season, CBS announced on Wednesday.

CBS also revealed first looks at its new shows coming to the schedule, including "Stalker," starring Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott, and "NCIS: New Orleans," fronted by Scott Bakula.

Photos: Scenes & Stars Of CBS' Two And A Half Men

The network also revealed a sneak peek at "Battle Creek," starring Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters, a show from Executive ...

Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Watch Trailers for New CBS Shows Stalker, Madam Secretary, Scorpion, NCIS: New Orleans, and More

14 May 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This morning CBS unveiled its full fall schedule, and now the network has released trailers for its new upcoming series.  Briefly: Stalker – From creator Kevin Williamson, the psychological thriller drama stars Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q as detectives investigating stalking incidents. Extant – A new sci-fi series from executive producer Steven Spielberg starring Halle Berry as an astronaut who returns home to strange occurrences.  The series debuts this summer. Madam Secretary – A new political drama series starring Tea Leoni as the newly appointed Secretary of State. Scorpion – A new drama inspired by the true story of an eccentric genius and his band of misfits working to protect the U.S. from high-tech threats.  Katherine McPhee and Eddie Kaye Thomas star. NCIS: New Orleans – A self-explanatory spinoff starring Scott Bakula. The McCarthys – A new ensemble comedy series about a sports-crazed Boston family and their gay son. Hit the jump to watch trailers »

- Adam Chitwood

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Upfronts 2014: CBS starts changing with the times like everyone else

14 May 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

CBS had what was, by their impressive and very stable standards, a down year. Though still the most-watched network on television, the network slipped behind football and Olympics-enhanced NBC for the season among the adults 18-49 demo. "The Crazy Ones," Robin Williams' return to television was a ratings dud, and won't be back. "2 Broke Girls" regressed in the ratings this season, and the network failed to develop any other viable successors to "How I Met Your Mother." (And they also passed on the "How I Met Your Dad" pseudo-spin-off.) And its new Monday night dramas — the fairly off-brand "Hostages" and the very on-brand "Intelligence" — were both resounding failures. As a result of those (relative) struggles, and as a result of the deal to telecast Thursday night NFL games for eight weeks starting September 11, CBS is being more experimental with its schedule than in any year I can remember of the Les Moonves regime, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Millennium pics up Elsa & Fred

14 May 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Millennium Entertainment has taken Us rights to Michael Radford’s romantic Elsa & Fred starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer.

Radford and Anna Pavigano wrote the remake of the 2005 Spain-Argentina hit about two senior citizens who find love.

Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Noth, Jared Gilman and Scott Bakula will also star.

Producing Elsa & Fred are Matthias Ehrenberg, Nicolas Veinberg, Jose Levy and Ricardo Kleinbaum from Cuatro Plus Films and Edward Saxon.

Millennium Entertainment’s Tristen Tuckfield negotiated the deal with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.   »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes: Millennium Entertainment Lands Michael Radford’s ‘Elsa & Fred’ With Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer

14 May 2014 6:52 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Millennium Entertainment closed a U.S. rights deal on the Michael Radford-directed Elsa & Fred, starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. Radford wrote it with Anna Pavigano, and Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Noth, Jared Gilman and Scott Bakula also star. Matthias Ehrenberg, Nicolas Veinberg, Jose Levy, Ricardo Kleinbaum from Cuatro Plus Films and Edward Saxon produce. Pic is a remake of the 2005 Spanish/Argentinian film the story of two people in the twilight of their lives who discover that it’s never too late to find love and make their dreams come true. After losing his wife, straight-laced Fred (Plummer) is forced by his daughter (Harden) to move into a small apartment where he meets Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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CBS fall schedule revealed: 'CSI' to Sundays; '2.5 Men' ends run

14 May 2014 6:14 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The CSI franchise — which includes the new spinoff CSI: Cyber — moves to Sundays after The Good Wife, and The Big Bang Theory will start off the season on Mondays to help launch fall, according to CBS’ new schedule released today.

NFL Football will debut on Thursdays this fall with a total of eight games. Afterwards, the Eye’s winning comedy lineup will return Oct. 30, which includes Tbbt at 8. The Amazing Race moves to Fridays.

And this will be the final season of Two and A Half Men. A “season-long event” is planned for the Chuck Lorre comedy.

Here is the schedule:

Mike & Molly, »

- Lynette Rice

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Cannes: Shirley MacLaine-Christopher Plummer’s ‘Elsa and Fred’ Gets U.S. Distribution

14 May 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Millennium Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to Michael Radford’s romance “Elsa and Fred,” starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer.

Lotus Entertainment is handling international sales at Cannes.

The film also stars Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Noth, Jared Gilman and Scott Bakula. Producers are Matthias Ehrenberg, Nicolas Veinberg, Jose Levy and Ricardo Kleinbaum from Cuatro Plus Films and Edward Saxon.

“Elsa and Fred” is an English language remake of Marcos Carnevale’s 2005 Spanish-Argentine film also titled “Elsa and Fred.” Radford directed from his adaptation, written with Anna Pavignano.

In the 2005 film, Fred was a recently widowed Spaniard in his 70s who has led a quiet life and retires to an apartment in Madrid with Elsa — an Argentinian and a chronic liar — as his neighbor.

In the remake, Plummer’s straight-laced Fred is forced by his daughter (Harden) to move into a small apartment where he meets MacLaine’s Elsa. »

- Dave McNary

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