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Eight years after the popular teen drama ended its TV run, The O.C. is being revived for a musical version. Directed/adapted by Jordan Ross and produced by Lindsey Rosin, the one-night-only event will take place August 30th in Los Angeles, Variety reports.
Casting information has not been announced, but the roles of Luke Ward and Kirsten Cohen have reportedly been secured. Adding a meta feel, O.C. creator Josh Schwartz will also be characterized for the production, albeit with a non-singing role.
The O.C. debuted on Fox in 2003 and »
Seth, Summer, Ryan and Marissa will reunite through song and dance in a musical version of seminal mid-2000s teen drama “The O.C.”
A product of the same team behind “Cruel Intentions: The Musical,” “The O.C.” musical will be adapted and directed by Jordan Ross, with Lindsey Rosin producing. The one-night-only event will go down in Los Angeles on August 30.
At this point, only the roles of Luke Ward, Kirsten Cohen and Josh Schwartz have been cast. That’s right: the show’s creator will be a character in this musical, although not a singing one.
Schwartz’s series ran on Fox from 2003 to 2007 and revolved around a herd of wealthy, dramatic teenagers living in Orange County, Calif. The series is responsible for launching the careers of Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson and Mischa Barton. Tate Donovan, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan and Ben McKenzie also starred.
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- Marianne Zumberge
'San Andreas' movie with Dwayne Johnson. 'San Andreas' movie box office: $100 million domestic milestone today As the old saying (sort of) goes: If you build it, they will come. Warner Bros. built a gigantic video game, called it San Andreas, and They have come to check out Dwayne Johnson perform miraculous deeds not seen since ... George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, released two weeks earlier. Embraced by moviegoers, hungry for quality, original storylines and well-delineated characters – and with the assistance of 3D surcharges – the San Andreas movie debuted with $54.58 million from 3,777 theaters on its first weekend out (May 29-31) in North America. Down a perfectly acceptable 52 percent on its second weekend (June 5-7), the special effects-laden actioner collected an extra $25.83 million, trailing only the Melissa McCarthy-Jason Statham comedy Spy, (with $29.08 million) as found at Box Office Mojo.* And that's how this original movie – it's not officially a remake, »
- Zac Gille
It should come as no surprise that critically-acclaimed series such as "The Americans" and "Silicon Valley" took home top prizes at the fifth annual Critics' Choice TV Awards on Sunday night (it's right there in the name of the event, after all). But there was plenty of love for popular shows, too, proving that quality programming is becoming more widely available and amenable to audiences during this so-called golden age of television.
"The Americans" and "Silicon Valley" each claimed high honors in the best drama and comedy series categories, respectively, and their home networks were the biggest winners of the night: HBO snagged seven statuettes, while FX collected four. "Silicon Valley" was among the shows that won multiple awards, with T.J. Miller taking home the trophy for best supporting actor in a comedy.
Freshman series "Better Call Saul" and "Transparent" also walked away with two trophies apiece, while new sensation »
- Katie Roberts
The fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were handed out Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton, and HBO was the winningest network with a total of seven prizes, including three for its Olive Kitteridge miniseries.
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FX amassed four wins, while AMC, Amazon, Fox and Comedy Central picked up two apiece.
Among the more notable first-time winners, Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson came out on top in the drama actress race, while »
The 5th annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards took place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton hotel and aired live on A&E. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley emceed the proceedings — and also found time to accept the prize for best reality host midway through the show. Despite playfully jabbing rival host Tom Bergeron during her intro by joking she’d purposefully gotten him relegated to one of the back tables in the ballroom, she was spotted warmly embracing the “Dancing with the Stars” mainstay during the ad break.
The first prize of the night went to “Better Call Saul’s” Jonathan Banks for best supporting actor in a drama, and the thesp also had the dubious honor of earning the ceremony’s first (but far from the last) bleep during his acceptance speech. The “Breaking Bad” spinoff later won a second award for Bob Odenkirk’s lead »
- Variety Staff
The fifth annual 2015 Critics' Choice Television Awards were handed out on Sunday night, honoring the best of the best in small screen entertainment. The award ceremony was presented by the Broadcast Television Journalist Association and hosted by "So You Think You Can Dance" Mc Cat Deeley.
HBO was the event's big victor -- the network picked up a total of seven wins. "Oliver Kitteridge" received three wins and was the most honored program of the evening. Get a complete list of winners below and find out if your faves came out on top.
Best Drama Series
The Americans" - Winner
Best Comedy Series
Silicon Valley" - Winner
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
- Alana Altmann
"Cooper, you're an amazing dancer, and you're a great choreographer, but as a boyfriend... you kinda suck" -- if you remember Jody Sawyer's classic line, you can call yourself a "Center Stage" fan. It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since Jody (Amanda Schull) danced into our hearts (and all over he ex-boyfriend's heart!) in the 2000 teen drama about ballet life at the fictitious American Ballet Academy. The film was filled with steamy love triangles and well-choreographed dance moves, as well as an epic finale to "Canned Heat" by Jamiroquai. In honor of the film's 15th anniversary, toofab is taking a look back at the cast to see what they've been doing since the movie's big screen debut. So, where is Jody now? Schull has had success on the small screen, landing recurring roles on "One Tree Hill," "Pretty Little Liars" and "Suits." She currently stars as virologist Cassandra Railly on Syfy's new series, »
- tooFab Staff
It’s time to start honoring television again, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association has released their (our) nominations for the 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
HBO comes out especially strong with a whopping 27 nominations.
Any release of nominees also means its time to talk snubs, and generally start the wheels of backlash turning, and I want to know you’re reaction.
But, before that kicks off, lets see who the nominees are.
By the way, don’t miss the awards! Sunday, May 31st at 8:00pm Et on A&E!
HBO leads the networks in nominations with 27, followed by FX which garnered 16. Topping the list of nominated series are Justified (FX) and Olive Kitteridge (HBO), both with five nominations. The Americans (FX),Bessie (HBO), The Good Wife (CBS), Transparent (Amazon) and Wolf Hall »
- Marc Eastman
The critics are out for (new) blood!
Nominations for the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced Wednesday, and the list is chock-full of first-time nominees from rookie hits and established series.
In something of a surprise, FX’s Justified parlayed widespread acclaim for its final season into a leading five nominations, including best drama series, lead actor for Timothy Olyphant, supporting actor for Walton Goggins (who’s also up for his guest work on Sons of Anarchy), supporting actress for Joelle Carter and guest performer for Sam Elliott. »
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced the nominations for its annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, with HBO leading the networks with 27 nominations and FX coming in second with 17.
FX’s “Justified” and HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge” tied for most-nominated series with five bids each, followed by FX’s “The Americans,” HBO’s “Bessie,” CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Amazon’s “Transparent” and PBS’ “Wolf Hall” with four each.
“From streaming television to broadcast and cable, single-camera to multicamera productions, inventive reality shows to high-end drama series, this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards contenders really span the gamut,” said Btja president Joey Berlin. “It’s thrilling to continue to see such creativity and diversity in television programming, and as television journalists, it’s exciting to be able to share our favorites with viewers.”
The awards ceremony will be held May 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and broadcast live starting at 8 p. »
- Whitney Friedlander
New series are ascendant in the Critics' Choice Television Awards nominations, but it's the final season of "Justified" that reigns supreme.
The FX drama topped the nominations list with five nominations, including Best Drama, Best Actor for Timothy Olyphant, and Best Supporting Actor for Walton Goggins. "Transparent" was the leading comedy, with four nominations.
Here's the full list of nominees:
Best Drama Series
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor In A Drama Series
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Best Actress In A Drama Series
Eva Green, »
- Kelly Woo
"She's still pretty lost and desperate, so I'm happy about that," says Amanda Peet about playing lovelorn Tina in HBO's freshman comedy "Togetherness." She's currently in production on season two. "For some reason it's really fun for me to play a desperate person. I don't know what that means. I find it to be really relatable. I don't know if it's from years of being an actor or not thinking I got enough attention as a child, but there's something about it that is really fun for me." -Break- Melanie Lynskey ('Togetherness') on 'feminist' love scenes [Exclusive Video] In the first season, which finished airing in March, Tina was down on her luck, insecure about her career options, and unsure if she should settle down with a hotshot Hollywood producer she doesn't love (Peter Gallagher) or her friend Alex (Steve Zissis), a struggling actor. As an actress, she c »
Brad Pitt 'Glory Days' costar Nicholas Kallsen Brad Pitt 'Glory Days' costar Nicholas Kallsen dead at 48 Nicholas Kallsen, who was featured opposite Brad Pitt in the short-lived television series Glory Days, has died at age 48 in Thailand according to online reports. Their source is one of Rupert Murdoch's rags, citing a Facebook posting by one of the actor's friends. The cause of death was purportedly – no specific source was provided – a drug overdose.* Aired on Fox in July 1990, Glory Days told the story of four high-school friends whose paths take different directions after graduation. Besides Nicholas Kallsen and Brad Pitt, the show also featured Spike Alexander and Evan Mirand. Glory Days lasted a mere six episodes – two of which directed by former Happy Days actor Anson Williams – before its cancellation. Roommates Nicholas Kallsen and Brad Pitt vying for same 'Thelma & Louise' role? The Murdoch tabloid also »
- Andre Soares
Melissa Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly) is this year's best Expert at predicting the Tony Awards nominations. She got an astounding 98% correct, defeating every Expert, Editor, and User who made predictions. In fact, the only thing she missed out of eight categories was one of the nominees as Best Actor in a Musical (she had Peter Gallagher instead of the correct choice of Ken Watanabe). -Break- Related: Complete list of 2015 Tony Awards nominations Bernardo is best among the 13 Experts predicting Tony nominations. In the second spot is Gold Derby's own Tom O'Neil with 91% accuracy. The third spot is a tie between Brian Lipton (Cititour) and Jason Clark (Entertainment Weekly) with 89% correct. Next up are Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and Wayman Wong (Talkin' Broadway) at 86% right. The next position is a tie between Thom Geier and Harry Haun (Playbill) with 84% accuracy. David Sheward (Gold Derby) follows at 83%. Andy Humm (G »
Congratulations to Wombat988 for a very impressive top score of 95% predicting the Tony Awards nominations on Tuesday. He also had an outstanding point total of 14,386 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely. While he wins our contest, the best overall score this year is by one of our Experts: Melissa Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly), who got an astounding 98% correct. In fact, the only thing she missed out of eight categories was one of the nominees as Best Actor in a Musical (she had Peter Gallagher instead of Ken Watanabe). -Break- For our contest champ Wombat988, he was almost absolutely right as well. Like Bernardo, he also missed Watanabe ("The King and I") as Best Actor in a Musical as well as Tony Yazbeck ("On the Town"). In their places, he had Gallagher ("On the Twentieth Century") and Matthew Morrison ("Finding Neverland"). Otherwise, his complete slate was perfect. You can see how »
Last week, in the wake of Eddie Huang's complaints that he felt ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" was distorting and softening his childhood experiences, this column examined how hard it is for any biographical or autobiographical sitcom to be true to the life of its source and still be a crowd-pleasing primetime network entertainment. You'd think, after decades of trying, TV writers and network programming executives would be aware of this.
Nonetheless, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the networks have no fewer than ten such sitcom pilots in production, as the first episodes of potential 2015-16 primetime series. Some are based on the lives of already famous entertainers, some on the self-referential stand-up comedy routines of not-quite-famous comics, and some on memoirsts who've lived interesting lives.
Here's a rundown of these pilots, with a look at who these shows are about, who's starring in them, what the series might be like, »
- Gary Susman
I’m always baffled and suspicious when litigation over a movie comes up years after the film has been released. That being said, the case against The Cabin in the Woods looks to have some basis in fact even though the lawsuit isn’t timely. Or at least, it isn’t timely to that film’s release; it just happens to be coming up as co-writer Joss Whedon’s new movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is a couple weeks from hitting theaters. According to THR, author Peter Gallagher claims Whedon, co-writer/director Drew Goddard stole the idea from his 2006 novel The Little White Trip: A Night In the Pines, and is suing the two filmmakers for copyright infringement along with distributors Lionsgate and production company Mutant Enemy. Gallagher is asking for $10 million in damages. [caption id="attachment_159682" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Lionsgate[/caption] More often than not, the similarities are so broad that the suit is clearly frivolous. »
- Matt Goldberg
Joss Whedon has been sued for $10 million for alleged copyright infringement over his 2012 movie The Cabin in the Woods, just over two weeks before the May 1 release of his latest film, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. In a complaint filed on Monday at a California federal court, author Peter Gallagher claims that the film "borrows heavily" from his 2006 book The Little White Trip: A Night In the Pines. Whedon and the other defendants—The Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard, who co-wrote the script with Whedon, and studio Lionsgate, have not commented. The movie stars The Avengers and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, who is not named in the lawsuit, and made more than $66 »
Joss Whedon is exhausted from his work on Avengers: Age of Ultron. The last thing he needs right now is to get hit with a massive lawsuit for one of his past films. Three years after The Cabin in the Woods hit theaters, Whedon and the film’s distributor, Lionsgate, have been served with $10 million lawsuit for infringing on intellectual property. Peter Gallagher (not to be confused with the actor) is the author of a book called The Little White Trip: A Night in the Pines. According to The Wrap, the suit he filed with the U.S. district court claims The Cabin in the Woods is “virtually identical” in a number of ways, including “plots, stories, characters, sequence of events, themes, dialogue and incidents.” Whedon co-wrote the script for the film with director Drew Goddard, telling the story of a group of »
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