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Major Crimes: Season Three Ratings

18 July 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While Major Crimes hasn't been nearly as successful as its predecessor, The Closer, the series has still done very well for TNT. Will it continue to be one of their most popular shows? Will this TV series be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned!

Major Crimes follows the further investigations of the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes division. The crime drama's cast includes Mary McDonnell, Gw Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Robert Gossett, Phillip P. Keene, Jonathan Del Arco, Kearran Giovanni, and Graham Patrick Martin.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

7/18 update: TNT has renewed Major Crimes for a fourth »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Major Crimes: Fourth Season Renewal for TNT Series

18 July 2014 3:51 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Captain Sharon Raydor and her team will be back next summer. TNT has renewed their popular Major Crimes TV series for a fourth season of 16 episodes.

Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT, noted, "Major Crimes continues to be one of the most enduring and popular crime-drama franchises on television."

Airing on Monday nights, Major Crimes follows the further investigations of the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes division. The crime drama's cast includes Mary McDonnell, Gw Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Robert Gossett, Phillip P. Keene, Jonathan Del Arco, Kearran Giovanni, and Graham Patrick Martin.

So far, the current season has been averaging 4.98 million viewers each week, up about 5% when compared to season two's ratings. There are 19 episodes in season three and only 10 of them have »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TNT Renews The Last Ship and Major Crimes; Falling Skies Season 5 Will Be Its Last

18 July 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

TNT’s enjoying a solid season and aims to keep it up in summer 2015 as well.  The network just announced that it’s renewed The Last Ship, Major Crimes and Falling Skies, all of which cracked the top five for scripted series with total viewers and adults 25 to 54 this summer.  At this point, The Last Ship is posting an average of more than 7.2 million viewers for its first season, Major Crimes is up in season three with about 7 million viewers on average so far, and Falling Skies is coming in above 5.5 million viewers as well. The next time around, The Last Ship will get 13 episodes instead of 10, Major Crimes will have a 15-episode season 4 run, and it'll be 10 episodes for Falling Skies season 5, which will also be its last.  Catch more details on those three shows after the jump and keep an eye out for more TNT summer renewals in the weeks to come. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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“Major Crimes” Showrunner James Duff on Rusty’s Journey

7 July 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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If you’ve been following Major Crimes at all then you know that 18-year-old former runaway Rusty Beck (played by actor Graham Patrick Martin) has had a long journey in his coming out process. Like most police procedurals, the hit TNT series relies on standalone “crime investigation of the week” stories, but Rusty’s arc over two and a half seasons is the one major serialized narrative on the series– and that story arc might just be the heart of the show. Rusty tentatively came out as gay to his guardian Det. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) at the very end of last season, and last week the 18-year-old former runaway had a painful confrontation with his drug addict mother where she tried to use his sexual orientation as an excuse for her bad behavior. Which brings us to tonight’s episode, where the official description has Rusty mulling »

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It’s About the Message: The Top 10 Oscar-winning Socially Aware Films

14 June 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Many moviegoers consider the world of film as a reprieve from their current existing realities. This is rather interesting because in looking to escape the everyday realities for a fantasized slice of reality in cinema might seem quite redundant for some folks. However, the realities that are portrayed on the big screen are varied so whatever life experiences are depicted we may not have quite lived that particular episode therefore making it intriguing and fresh for our entertaining curiosities.

Films, when capturing a fragrance of reality through triumph and tragedy, are usually armed with a special messaging about the human condition through sacrifice, self-discovery, suffering and of course social awareness.  In It’s About the Message: The Top 10 Oscar-winning Socially Aware Films we will take a look at Academy Award-winning movies that dared to examine the spirit about being socially aware–through inspiration and insidiousness (or both simultaneously)–and put »

- Frank Ochieng

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Independence Day 2 gets a new writer

29 May 2014 12:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Carter Blanchard (Spy Hunter) is doing a re-write on the script for Independence Day 2.

The script was originally written by director Roland Emmerich with producer Dean Devlin but the duties were handed over to James Vanderbilt (White House Down) whose script has been the one used for some time. Now it seems the script is to be re-written by Blanchard, but there is no news on whether the plot has changed so presumably will still be about the children of the survivors of the original movie .

Blanchard currently has a few films in development including Mark Millar’s Kindergarten Heroes and he has sold a spec script called Glimmer to Paramount Pictures.

Emmerich has said that many of the original cast will be returning, but there is still no confirmation on Will Smith’s involvement who has been on and off the project since it was first announced. »

- Luke Owen

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Hero Complex Film Festival Lineup Announced; Will Include Interviews with James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Joe Dante, and More

30 April 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Los Angeles Times 2014 Hero Complex Film Festival lineup has been announced.  There will be a mix of classics films screening such as The Terminator, Terminator 2, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Alien, Aliens, and Gremlins as well as a 10th anniversary presentation of the 2003 Battlestar Galactica miniseries and an advance screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2.  Almost all of these screenings will be accompanied by live Q&As with the films' creators and stars including James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Joe Dante, Ronald D. Moore, Dean DeBlois, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, and more.  While the advanced screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2 is cool, I'm glad there's a heavy emphasis on classic sci-fi, fantasy, and horror movies.  That being said, I'm sure Cameron will get a bunch of questions of the Avatar sequels. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, April 30th, starring at 10am.  Hit the jump »

- Matt Goldberg

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Battlestar Galactica Film Moving Forward with Transcendence Writer

8 April 2014 4:34 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures is developing a film version of its "Battlestar Galactica" sci-fi franchise with the goal of completely re-imagining the story. The studio just hired original series creator Glen Larson to produce and Jack Paglen to write the screenplay. Paglen wrote "Transcendence" as well as the upcoming "Prometheus" sequel. There have been three "Galactica" TV series. The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during the 1978-79 season and was centered on humans engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searching for Earth. In 2003, a re-imagined "Battlestar Galactica" mini-series aired on Sci Fi Channel. The second series, starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, ran for four seasons. Universal has been working on a "Battlestar Galactica" for years. Back in 2009, it was rumored that Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past) was attached to direct. No word if that's still the case. »

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Jack Paglen To Help Battlestar Galactica Transcend To The Big Screen

8 April 2014 1:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sometimes, there’s a movie project that just doesn’t go away. They rumble on in the background for decades, with concepts kept alive only by the sheer willpower of those dedicated individuals involved. Battlestar Galactica is one such project – but now, it seems like it’s one step closer to fruition as Transcendence writer Jack Paglen has been hired to deliver a script.

Created by Glen A. Larson (Knight Rider, Magnum P.I, Quincy M.E) as a science fiction TV series in 1978, Battlestar Galactica ran for one season – ending in April 1979. It featured the premise that would provide the basis for every iteration of the show that followed – that our future humanity has migrated to a distant area of the galaxy, known as the Twelve Colonies, from where they have been defending themselves against a cybernetic race known as The Cylons. During a vicious attack, human survivors flee aboard spaceships, »

- Sarah Myles

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Battlestar Galactica movie in the works?

7 April 2014 11:13 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Battlestar Galactica movie is reportedly in the works.

According to Variety, the film will be a complete reimagining of the cult science fiction series, which has aired on TV in several iterations.

The most popular version is producer Ronald D Moore's 2004 reboot series, which aired on the Syfy network and starred Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber, and Mary McDonnell.

In 2009, director Bryan Singer was rumoured to be helming a Battlestar Galactica movie, though it seems he is not attached to this current project.

The movie, still in early stages, will apparently revolve around the familiar storyline of humans fighting a long battle against sentient robots called Cylons.

Glen A Larson, who created the original 1978 series of the show, is set to produce the film, while Transcendence writer Jack Paglen is set to pen the script. »

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'Battlestar Galactica' Movie Will Be a Reboot; Gets 'Transcendence' Writer

7 April 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures has hired Transcendence screenwriter Jack Paglen to pen the script for their upcoming Battlestar Galactica movie.

The project is said to be a complete reimagining of this iconic sci-fi TV series, although no specific plot details were given. The movie has been in the works for several years, with Bryan Singer attached to direct back in 2009. We reported in 2011 that screenwriter John Orloff (Anonymous) signed on to write the script, which was said, at the time, to be based on the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica TV series, and not the 2003 Battlestar Galactica remake series.

Original series creator Glen A. Larson will produce the feature, although it isn't known if Ronald D. Moore, who created the 2003 remake series, will be involved in the film. Scott Bernstein and Jay Polidoro are overseeing the project for Universal.

The 1978 version of Battlestar Galactica ran for just one season, starring Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and Lorne Greene, »

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Gets New Life at Universal (Exclusive)

7 April 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal is ramping up a movie version of the sci-fi franchise “Battlestar Galactica,” aiming to develop the film as a complete reimagining of the story.

Transcendence” writer Jack Paglen has signed on to write the screenplay. Paglen has also committed to Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” sequel for Fox that will start production this fall.

Original series creator Glen Larson will produce the “Battlestar Galactica” film.

“Galactica” generated two TV series. The first, starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch, ran during 1978-79 season and was centered on humans engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons while searcing for Earth.

In 2003, a reimagined “Battlestar Galactica” miniseries aired on Sci Fi Channel. The second series, starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, went on to run for four seasons.

In 2009, speculation emerged that Bryan Singer was attached to direct a “Battlestar Galactica” movie.

Universal’s exec VP »

- Dave McNary

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TNT Prepping Diverse Summer Slate of 10 Original Series

14 March 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT this summer will be airing an unprecedented nine original dramas, and 10 series overall, including new projects from Steven Bochco, Michael Bay and the producers of “Homeland.”

In addition to three new series, the cabler’s summer fare includes four of the 15 most popular dramas on basic cable (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Major Crimes,” “Falling Skies” and “Perception”).

Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, said he hopes the net’s summer slate points to the quality, variety and stability of the network’s programming.

“It’s a wonderful mix of old and new partners we’re working with … people known for making quality television,” Wright told Variety. “This really helps us burnish the brand.”

The diverse summer slate underscores the evolution of that brand, which not too long ago was driven almost entirely by crime shows like “The Closer.”

“We love our crime dramas, but we’re now programming in several genres… »

- Rick Kissell

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TNT Announces Packed Summer Slate with 10 Original Shows including 'Falling Skies,' 'The Last Ship,' & 'Legends'

14 March 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While most people try to avoid drama in their day-to-day lives, TNT has always thrived in it. Now the network claims to have the most scripted dramas ever for a basic cable network with their summer rollout of nine shows: three new programs, six returning, and one unscripted series. TNT announced premiere dates today for six of these shows in addition to the already released dates for the remaining four. Enough with the math -- let's get to the shows. TNT's summer season begins June 9th at 9 pm with the season three premiere of "Major Crimes," starring Mary McDonnell. "Murder in the First," the new series starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson about a pair of homicide detectives (what else?) will follow it. The fifth season of "Rizzoli & Isles" hits on June 17th at 9 pm with the third season of Eric McCormack's mind-bending drama "Perception" right after. The real-life »

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TNT Announces Packed Summer Slate with 10 Original Shows including 'Falling Skies,' 'The Last Ship,' & 'Legends'

14 March 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While most people try to avoid drama in their day-to-day lives, TNT has always thrived in it. Now the network claims to have the most scripted dramas ever for a basic cable network with their summer rollout of nine shows: three new programs, six returning, and one unscripted series. TNT announced premiere dates today for six of these shows in addition to the already released dates for the remaining four. Enough with the math -- let's get to the shows. TNT's summer season begins June 9th at 9 pm with the season three premiere of "Major Crimes," starring Mary McDonnell. "Murder in the First," the new series starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson about a pair of homicide detectives (what else?) will follow it. The fifth season of "Rizzoli & Isles" hits on June 17th at 9 pm with the third season of Eric McCormack's mind-bending drama "Perception" right after. The real-life »

- Ben Travers

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The Overlooked Hotel – Stephen Tobolowsky

12 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Overlooked Hotel is a new column in which we throw the spotlight behind the front line, champion those unfairly lost in the shallow focus of fame and feed the hungry underdogs.

Our maiden guest in the Hotel is character actor and master storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky.

There are plenty of superstars out there. The Tom Cruises and Brad Pitts and George Clooneys of this world who, with a sprinkle of their magic pixie dust, can get a film made, with their name above the title on the poster and a big cut of the profits to boot. Likewise, hundreds of films (deservedly or otherwise) have their moment in the sun, awards and box office success lavished upon them as they are admitted to the ranks of “The Acclaimed”.

Then there are the other guys. The other films. Actors who always add something great to the films they appear in, but »

- Dave Roper

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Major Crimes: Season Two Ratings

14 January 2014 10:30 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Though Major Crimes didn't bring in big ratings like The Closer, the spin-off still did very well. Will it continue to do so or, will the ratings fall in season two? Will the TNT series be cancelled or renewed for a third year? We'll have to wait and find out.

Airing on Monday nights, Major Crimes features the talents of Mary McDonnell, Gw Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene, Jonathan Del Arco, Graham Patrick Martin, Robert Gossett, and Nadine Velazquez. There are 19 installments this time -- vs last season's 10. The latest ratings are below and the list will be updated after each episode.

Update: Major Crimes has been renewed for a third season of 15 episodes.

Final season averages: 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.74 million total viewers. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Katee Sackhoff on Riddick Nudity & Being a Tomboy

14 January 2014 9:47 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Longmire and former Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff jumped onto the big screen last fall to play the ruthless mercenary Dahl in the long-awaited Vin Diesel sequel, Riddick. With Riddick hitting Blu-ray & DVD today, the 33-year-old Oregon native talks to ETonline about why the similarities between Dahl and BSG's Starbuck don't bother her; her tomboy upbringing playing "cowboys & Predators" in her Portland backyard; the status of her all-female version of The Expendables; and how she pretty much asked her dad for permission to do her first movie nude scene!

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ETonline: From Halloween: Resurrection to Galactica and Riddick, you obviously take on a variety of projects, but you keep on coming back to sci-fi, horror and fantasy. Are you a fan of those genres when you're sitting down to watch TV or go to the movies?

Sackhoff: Oh, for sure. I mean, not horror – I tend to think that there's enough things in my daily »

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'Major Crimes' Season 2 finale: Rusty faces down Phillip Stroh - sort of - in 'Return to Sender Part 2'

13 January 2014 10:07 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

With the Season 2 finale of "Major Crimes" on Monday (Jan. 13), it seems as though the series has finally settled the Phillip Stroh case that has remained so central to the "Closer" spin-off.

With Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) finally getting his day in court as key witness in the case against Stroh (Billy Burke, who didn't appear in the episode), the former teen hustler faced down a lot more than just his former attacker. Not only was his attempted killer -- the lunatic Wade Weller -- still in the wind after last week's cliffhanger, but there's been the subtle implications over his sexuality that have shaded the series since its inception.

Everything got wrapped up rather neatly, however much Stroh's attorney Linda Rothman (a devious Jeri Ryan) fought otherwise. In the end, Rusty got one over on the cagey lawyer and got the menacing letters admitted as evidence, which all but »

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Major Crimes Finale: Can Rusty Handle the Pressure of Testifying?

13 January 2014 8:59 AM, PST | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

Monday's Major Crimes finale will attempt to close the book on a major chapter of the show. 

As Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) & Co. try to find the killer who attacked Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) to prevent him from testifying against serial rapist Philip Stroh (Billy Burke), Rusty will have his day in court.

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"I felt like it was time to put Rusty on the stand and that it was time to see what Sharon's tutelage had accomplished," creator James Dufftells TVGuide.com. "It was time to help get a little closure to the ongoing emotional arc we have been dealing with between Rusty and Sharon in the matter of Philip Stroh. It doesn't mean [Rusty's] out of the woods. It just means things are looking up for him."

Indeed, while Rusty has no more run-ins with his attempted killer, he will »

- Adam Bryant

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