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Last season, all of the new CBS dramas were cancelled. Will Stalker face a similar fate or will it be renewed? Cancelled or season two? Stay tuned.
A cop thriller, Stalker follows the work of the Lapd's Threat Assessment Unit, a team that investigates incidents of stalking. The TV show stars Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q, Victor Rasuk, and Mariana Klaveno.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
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Can we all agree this ever growing science-fiction trope of technology evolving beyond human thought into other realms of understanding is a bit played out at this pointc We have seen it done well in Spike Jonze's Her to poorly in Wally Pfister's Transcendence, and those are just from the past twelve months (and are not the only two to grapple with this issue). From Blade Runner to I, Robot, we have seen just about every way to tell this type of story, and until we find a new way, there should be a moratorium put on it, which brings me to the subject of this review: Aut?mata. This pushes itself as a thinking man's thriller, and it is neither thought provoking or thrilling. It recycles the same points all of its predecessors bring up while lulling you to sleep. The film takes place in 2044 A.C. »
- Mike Shutt
In Gabe Ibáñez's sci-fi thriller "Automata," a solar flare has zapped a big chunk of humanity, and what's left is pretty dismal. The 22 million people left on earth use robots for practically everything, which means the Roc robotics corporation is large and in charge. Antonio Banderas stars as Jacq Vaucan, an Roc employee who investigates claims against the 'bots and whether or not Roc is at fault when one of their products goes haywire. (Hint: It's usually your fault, you silly human.)
Vaucan's newest assignment is to investigate a robot that was supposedly fixing itself, which, in this world, is against the second law of robotics. Unfortunately, the robot was shot by a crazy cop played by Dylan McDermott, so all Jacq's got to go on is a handful of robot parts. In this exclusive clip, Vaucan brings his findings to a scientist and robotics expert played by Melanie Griffith, »
- Jenni Miller
Automata begins with foreshadowing text:
Millions of robots witness the decay of the human civilization.
Millions of robots ruled by two security protocols:
First protocol: prevents the robot from harming any form of
Second protocol: prevents the robot from altering itself or other robots.
This thought provoking science-fiction film tells the story of an insurance agent of Roc robotics corporation who routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
Read Travis Keune’s review Here.
For fans of the genre, I can’t emphasize enough how much you need to see this stunning film.
For Ibáñez, his own fascination about the theory of technological singularity, »
- Michelle McCue
Robots. Ever since the dawn of science-fiction arose from the industrial revolution, it seemed inevitable that technology would play a major role in the future evolution of mankind. Or, perhaps, as some would suggest, skip evolution all together as human beings become extinct and the fruits of our scientific prowess take over as the top of the Earthly food chain. Wherever we fall on that debate, the ultimate question remains… what will the continued advancement of technology look like and how would humanity fit into the long-term picture?
Writer and director Gabe Ibáñez returns five years after revealing his first feature film Hierro (2009) with AUTÓMATA. He dips his quill into the rich ink pot that is science-fiction to tackle the difference between man and machine, or the similarities that emerge beneath the blinding veil of fear and hatred. This may sound all too dramatic, but at its core, AUTÓMATA is »
- Travis Keune
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As we tightly clench our admission tickets in anticipation for tonight’s Freak Show, we can’t help but be excited about seeing our favorite American Horror Story players reincarnated as their scariest characters yet. One aspect of Ahs that we can count on to not be scary is the acting, which is always, hands-down, some of the most unmatched on network television.
Show veterans like Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson will bring their talents to the tent, as well as Ahs: Coven‘s stars Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates. While the show’s newest additions have certainly been crucial, we would love to see season 1 actors like Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, and Zachary Quinto make appearances at Jupiter, Florida’s Freak Show this season — they were that good. With the show’s shifting plots and story arcs, actors can play entirely different characters from season to season. »
- Taylor Ferber
American Horror Show returns with a visually gorgeous episode that proves there's no other show like it on television...
This review contains spoilers.
4.1 Monsters Among Us
Tod Browning's 1932 horror film Freaks is a bonafide classic thanks in no small part to Browning's brilliant use of “us versus them.” On one side, you have the outwardly terrifying freaks and on the other side the so-called “normal” folks as represented by Cleopatra and Hercules. The freaks look scary, but deep down inside, they're the good people. They accept Cleopatra because Hans loves her, but when Cleopatra and Hercules betray the trust of the sideshow folks, the freaks protect their own in one of the most terrifying sequences in movie history. Terrifying yes, but also well-deserved in the end, as Cleopatra and Hercules prove themselves to be despicable.
Freaks is a film existing in a genre of one. If you've seen it, »
Jason Blum’s new label, Bh Tilt, is wasting no time in rolling out eagerly anticipated genre titles that have been stuck in picture purgatory. Today, less than a month after Bh Tilt launched, the banner made three titles available on Digital HD: Joe Johnston’s Not Safe for Work, the Chandler Riggs-starring Mercy, and Bryan Bertino’s Mockingbird, and the latter two have released trailers to go with their debuts.
The first movie from writer/director Bryan Bertino since 2008’s The Strangers, Mockingbird will be released on Blu-ray and DVD only at Walmart on October 21st, in addition to its current availability on Digital HD. In Mockingbird, “three individuals each receive an anonymous, unmarked video camera and a horrific ultimatum to continue filming… or die. Experience the terror through the eyes of these unsuspecting victims, with a chain of found-footage events so real and absolutely dreadful, you’ll »
- Derek Anderson
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Edge of Tomorrow (sci-fi action; Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) Million Dollar Arm (baseball drama; Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin; rated PG) A Million Ways to Die in the West (comedy; Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson; rated R) Supermensch (documentary; Shep Gordon, Mike Myers; rated R) Automata (sci-fi thriller; Antonio Banderas, Dylan McDermott; premieres 10/10 on Mod and in theaters; rated...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
I, Robot: Ibanez Saddles Asimov for Arresting A.I. Concoction
Spanish director Gabe Ibanez makes an impressive sci-fi entry with his sophomore feature, Automata, an exploration of ethical treatment of more technologically advanced creations that supersede our own intelligence. Meanwhile, the end of mankind is nigh. Though it’s sure to be compared to any number of classic sci-fi efforts, most notably Isaac Asimov’s famed robot in revolt chronicle I, Robot, which received the Hollywood gloss treatment a decade ago with Alex Proyas at the helm, Ibanez strikes an interesting comparison to another recent indie sci-fi release, James Caradog’s The Machine, an exploration of the inevitable outcome of self-awareness in creatures artificial or otherwise. In a sea of recycled cinematic endeavors, Ibanez stands out as an exciting new voice in the genre with this emotionally resonant and thematically rich film.
In the not too distant future, the depletion of the ozone, »
- Nicholas Bell
Plot: In a post-apocalyptic future, robot “pilgrims” are used to carry out menial labor, with the constant fear that one day the robots will become self-aware and rise up against the limited human population. When a pilgrim is eliminated by a drug-addled cop (Dylan McDermott) a claims investigator (Antonio Banderas) from the robotics firm investigates and discovers there's far more to the pilgrims than meets the eye. Review: Every once in a while a movie like »
- Chris Bumbray
“Buffy” actor Marc Blucas is about to head for more danger as he gears up for a guest role on CBS’ thriller series “Stalker,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The Kevin Williamson drama follows victims of stalking and the detectives on the cases who work in the Threat Assessment Unit in the Lapd. Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q star. Also read: Ratings: ‘Stalker’ Gets Solid Start as CBS Tops Night In the eighth episode of the show's first season, which is now filming, Blucas plays Mark Richards, a devoted family man who asks for Tau's help when his. »
- Linda Ge
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: October 1, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This psychological thriller follows detectives of the Lapd's Threat Assessment Unit who investigate incidents of stalking -- voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation.
Detective Jack Larsen (Dylan McDermott) is a recent transfer to the Unit from New York City’s homicide division. His confidence, strong personality and questionable behavior has landed him in trouble before however that past behavior may also prove valuable in his new job.
His boss is Lieutenant Beth Davis (Maggie Q) -- a strong and focused expert in the field. She's driven by her traumatic personal experience as a victim. The two »
USA renews “Satisfaction,” cancels “Rush” Both shows debuted together this summer, but only the one exploring marriage and fidelity starring Matt Passamore is moving on. “Stalker” has a solid debut About 9 million watched CBS’ new drama starring Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q. Plus: "Black-ish" falls slightly in Week 2. Charlie Sheen denies pulling a knife on a dental assistant Sheen’s rep admits he went crazy last week in a dental chair, but he never pulled a knife as a since-fired dental assistant claims. All he did was accidentally knock over instruments in a dental tray, according to his rep. Click Read Full Post For More Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at being named the “most dangerous” celebrity on the internet Kimmel presented a compilation of news clippings of the “most dangerous” news. "Star Wars Rebels" renewed for Season 2 ahead of its premiere The Disney Xd series starring Freddie Prinze Jr. makes its debut on Friday. »
- Norman Weiss
CBS's new crime drama “Stalker” got a solid ratings start with its premiere Wednesday, helping to push the network to an overall win for the night, while ABC's “Modern Family” was the top-rated show of the night, according to preliminary numbers. “Stalker,” starring Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q as a pair of Los Angeles detectives who track stalking cases, premiered at 10 p.m. to a 2.0 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, even with last fall's premiere of “CSI” on Sept. 25. The new drama attracted 9 million total viewers. Also read: CBS's ‘Stalker’ Blasted by Parents Television Council for »
- Tim Kenneally
CBS’s newest procedural drama, Stalker, didn’t waste any time jumping right into the subject matter, so I won’t either. In the very first scene, viewers watched as Pretty Little Liars‘ Torrey DeVitto made a brief cameo on the show before literally going up in flames. The death of her character became the basis for tonight’s primary investigation, but viewers can already clearly see several longer lasting storylines starting to take root within the narrative.
For an introduction, the writers scored major points by going big. Off the bat they make a graphic statement about what viewers can expect from the show, and it’s fairly intense, although not entirely original. This series will have to give viewers something worthwhile if it wants to keep its fanbase intact.
- Lindsay Sperling
Though Kevin Williamson is the Scream King, the debut of his new series Stalker was more of a whimper. And I'm not just talking about the sounds coming from the victims of the show's eponymous creeps. There was something literally and viscerally bloodless about the premiere, which was touted by CBS as "the scariest drama to ever air" on TV and which I have to admit was one of my most anticipated series of the 2014–2015 season. The pilot didn't have quite the lingering chill it could or should have... nor did it have the narrative fire its multiple gasoline-drenched set pieces hoped to convey. »
- Lanford Beard
I hope you weren’t planning on sleeping well tonight, TVLine readers. After watching Stalker, I don’t see how you can.
The CBS procedural drama, which debuted Wednesday at 10/9c, was as paranoia-inducing as its title would suggest — but will you pursue the series in the weeks to come?
The drama focuses on the Lapd’s Threat Assessment Unit, led by Lieutenant Beth Davis (Nikita‘s Maggie Q). The unit handles all stalking cases that make waves in the city, and in this debut hour alone, the team has got its hands full.
Fortunately — or unfortunately, »
If you just watched the series premiere of Stalker, good luck getting a good night's sleep! Kevin Williamson's new CBS thriller about stalkers and their victims was so nightmare-inducing that we're ready to throw out all the rugs in our home and sleep facing the door, because the scariest part about this Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott drama is the fact that this actually happens in real life! And that's exactly why Williamson wanted to create this show, because he actually had a scary, real-life experience with a stalker back in 1998. When E!'s own Kristin Dos Santos sat down with the showrunner to talk about Stalker, he revealed what went down that inspired him to create this »
Just remember one very important thing: Lock the doors and don't watch it with the lights off.
Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.
When It Airs: Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS
The Biggest Stars: From Kevin Williamson, the twisted mind behind the Scream franchise and The Following, the new CBS drama Stalker stars Nikita's ultimate badass Maggie Q as Lieutenant Beth Davis, and American Horror Story alum Dylan McDermott as Detective Jack Larsen.
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Here's What You Need to Know: True to its title, Stalker follows »
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