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ITV2 is to air new Us drama Scorpion in the UK.
The series, inspired by a true story, follows eccentric genius Walter O'Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his team of brilliant misfits - the last line of defence against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age.
Angela Jain, ITV's Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions said, ""ITV2 is delighted to be showing Scorpion. We think this fun, action-packed drama about a group of misfit masterminds is a perfect fit for our young audience. Its incredibly strong premiere on CBS in the States is just the start we had hoped for. "
Scorpion launched on CBS in America on September 22, drawing an audience of 13.8m viewers.
British TV giant ITV has acquired new CBS dramedy Scorpion. It will air the show, which had strong debut ratings, on its ITV2 network, starting later this fall. Financial terms of the deal with CBS Studios International weren't disclosed. It is for the exclusive, first-window broadcast and subscription VOD rights to the show. Starring Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee, Scorpion is inspired by the true story of eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of misfits who fight high-tech threats. Read more 'Scorpion' Producer Embraces 'Big Bang Theory' Comparison "We are thrilled to be
- Georg Szalai
CBS had been filling the Mondays at 9pm timeslot with sitcoms for years and years. Now, they're trying a new drama -- Scorpion. Will this change be a ratings success? Will the show be renewed for a second season? Will it be cancelled? Stay tuned.
Based on real-life events, Scorpion revolves around computer expert Walter O'Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his team of brilliant misfits. They're this country's last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats. The series also stars Katharine McPhee, Robert Patrick, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, and Ari Stidham.
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 »
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: September 22, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This dramatic TV show is based on the life of Walter O'Brien. O'Brien (played by Elyes Gabel) is a self-proclaimed computer expert and an eccentric genius. He and his team of brilliant misfits -- the Scorpion team -- comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age -- Homeland Security's new think tank.
Pooling their extensive »
If CBS' shows The Big Bang Theory and Hawaii Five-0 had a baby, and that baby popped Adderall and was fueled by premium octane, it would be named Scorpion. The new fall action-drama centers on a foursome of geniuses (and one down-to-Earth waitress) who are recruited by Homeland Security to help defend against modern-day threats. Sounds great in theory, but the over-reliance on geek speak and the "Let's talk so fast that no one will notice how dumb this is" tactic quickly wear thin and make this possible prodigy fall far short of its potential. Hit the jump for my Scorpion recap. The multi-cultural cast features Elyes Gabel as Walter O'Brien, a genius with an Iq of 197, smoldering looks, and a rocky past with Federal Agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick). We're introduced to a younger version of Walter, who has recently hacked into Nasa in order to download the shuttle's »
- Dave Trumbore
Try pitching Breaking Bad in one sentence. Or Game of Thrones. Heck, try explaining something as nearly straightforward as Masters of Sex in one sentence. The elevator pitch is the Holy Grail of the Hollywood development process, and when you get that perfect project with that perfect line, you can just throw it out there and everyone will know immediately what you’re getting at. So in that spirit, here’s everything you need to know about Scorpion: it’s The Big Bang Theory meets Mission: Impossible. Boom. If that sounds like something that’s appealing then welcome, and if it’s something that sounds inane or stupid, then you are now free to return to your prestige dramas on premium cable.
Even if you didn’t know that Scorpion was a CBS show, you’d know because it combines two highly successful aspects of the current CBS line-up: »
- Adam A. Donaldson
[This post contains details from the premiere of Scorpion, which aired Sept. 22]
Television isn’t lacking for genius protagonists, procedurals centered around the proliferation of modern technology, or even a combination of the two… particularly on CBS. From The Big Bang Theory to Person of Interest, to the network’s new CSI: Cyber, viewers might start to think every CBS producer has a brilliant best friend with a penchant for hacking but ineptitude for small talk.
So the debut of another new CBS drama, Scorpion, bears little in the way of surprise when it comes to its smart hackers who need help communicating. There’s an undercurrent of important social discussion that is underserved in the pilot. »
- Jonathon Dornbush
There isn’t a single problem that Scorpion‘s Walter O’Brien can’t solve. Well, if you don’t count the whole “unable to process emotions” thing.
On the CBS procedural, which debuted Monday, Walter (Body of Proof’s Elyes Gabel) is one of the five smartest people in the world, and he’s surrounded himself with other highly intelligent outcasts who are just scraping by in the real world: Sylvester Dodd, a mind-bogglingly fast mathematician; Toby Curtis, a Harvard-trained behaviorist; and Happy Quinn, an engineering whiz (who also has an affinity for punching people in the mouth).
I offered a brief review of "Scorpion" this morning. Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did this show about geniuses seem smart or stupid? Did you buy Elyes Gabel as one of the five smartest people alive? How do you feel about Katharine McPhee in a non-musical context? Are you with McPhee in being amazed what the ultimate solution to the problem involved? Were the two car chase sequences enough to carry you through, or did you just spend the whole hour wondering why they were wasting Ernie Hudson in such a nothing role? Did Robert Patrick's make-up in the opening scene freak you out? And will you watch again? Have at it. »
- Alan Sepinwall
There isn't a lot of down time on the pilot episode for CBS's “Scorpion,” which ends up being a good thing. When it does slow down, then the clunky dialogue and the emotional confessionals gives you time to see the weaknesses in the drama. Based on a true story, “Scorpion” opens by introducing us to a young Walter O'Brien, a kid genius who attracts the attention of FBI agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick) when he hacks into Nasa. Fast-forward two decades and Walter (Elyes Gabel) has put together a team of geniuses who are having a hard time paying the bills. »
- Jethro Nededog
Given the fortune CBS is spending on license fees for “The Big Bang Theory,” the network can be forgiven for trying to expand the show’s geek-chic vibe to its procedural-drama wheelhouse. So while “Scorpion” might boast factual inspiration (a true nerdy computer prodigy!), one needn’t be a genius to see this for what it is: an effort to create a hybrid version of “Mission: Impossible” and Sherlock Holmes with a team of brainy problem-solvers. Provided “the full resources of the U.S. government” to thwart appropriately ornate crimes, the participants in this mildy fun yet wholly disposable exercise would be wise not to dwell on calculating their chances of network survival.
Team leader Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) is introduced as a child, albeit one who brings the authorities descending onto his pastoral home by hacking into Nasa.
Flash forward, and he’s put together a group of »
- Brian Lowry
If you missed the Gecko brothers face off against the neck-chomping creatures of the night on El Rey Network earlier this year, don’t despair: you can pop season one of the series into your Blu-ray or DVD player. For those that have already seen it, we have a breakdown of the special features that may be worth your while:
“From executive producer Robert Rodriguez comes the first season of the original El Rey Network series, From Dusk Till Dawn, swooping onto Blu-ray and DVD, featuring all 10 Season One episodes, including episodes directed by Rodriguez and Eduardo Sánchez(The Blair Witch Project). This supernatural series, based on Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 1996 cult classic film of the same name (starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Salma Hayek and Tarantino), centers on bank robbers Seth and Richie Gecko, who are wanted by the authorities after a heist leaves several dead. Escaping across »
- Jonathan James
Several network series return this week, but the fall season starts in earnest next week. Before the premieres kick off, here are SoS TV Editor Kate Kulzick and SoS Managing TV Editor Deepayan Sengupta with their initial impressions on the networks’ new offerings.
Note: Our thoughts are based on pilots that are works in progress, so there may be changes to these episodes before they air.
Gotham (8 pm Est, Fox)
Premieres Sept. 22nd, 2014
One of the fall’s most buzzed about new series (the TCA dubbed it the most promising new fall show), Gotham’s pilot succeeds not because of its procedural trappings or comic shoutouts, but because of its smart casting. Ben McKenzie is coming off of a strong run on Southland, one of the more underrated series of the past several years, and he is very comfortable in the shoes of the newly minted Detective Gordon. Partnered with »
- Kate Kulzick
From Executive Producer Robert Rodriguez
And The El Rey Network, the debut season of The Chilling sUPERNATURAL Series, Based On
The Cult Classic Film, arrives on blu-ray & dvd
From Dusk Till Dawn: Season One
all 10 Season One Episodes
Street Date: September 16, 2014
Blu-ray/DVD Srp: $49.98/$39.98
From executive producer … Continue reading →
- Mike Joy
From executive producer Robert Rodriguez comes the first season of the original El Rey Network series, From Dusk Till Dawn, swooping onto Blu-ray and DVD, featuring all 10 Season One episodes, including episodes directed by Rodriguez and Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project). This supernatural series, based on Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's 1996 cult classic film of the same name (starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Salma Hayek and Tarantino), centers on bank robbers Seth and Richie Gecko, who are wanted by the authorities after a heist leaves several dead. Escaping across the Mexican border with a family of hostages, the Gecko brothers take a detour to a strip club that's populated by bloodsucking creatures of the night.
From Dusk Till Dawn returns to El Rey Network in 2015 with brand-new episodes for its eagerly awaited second season.
Robert Bianco recommends his top 10 new shows to watch on TV this fall. He says "the two best broadcast pilots" he has seen are from the CW network: "Jane the Virgin" (Gina Rodriguez) and "The Flash" (Grant Gustin). The others you should watch are: "Black-ish" (ABC, Anthony Anderson), "Gotham" (Fox, Ben McKenzie), "How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC, Viola Davis), "Madam Secretary" (CBS, Tea Leoni), "Forever" (ABC, Ioan Gruffudd), "Constantine" (NBC, Matt Ryan), "Scorpion" (CBS, Robert Patrick), and "Cristela" (ABC, Cristela Alonzo). USA Today -Break- The upcoming seventh season of "Nurse Jackie" will be its final one for Showtime. It will air next spring on the premium channel and continue to star Emmy winners Edie Falco and Merritt Wever. Three-time Emmy champ Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") will join the cast as a new doctor. TV Guide Related: C »
Season One of "From Dusk Till Dawn," Robert Rodriguez's expanded TV take on his film of the same name, hits UK DVD this September 22; and to celebrate, we have an exclusive Nsfw clip that gets the bloody party started! Sink your teeth into this, folks!
The series stars D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz as the Gecko brothers. Other cast members include Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Don Johnson, Madison Davenport, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick, and Brandon Soo Hoo.
From Dusk Till Dawn Season One is centered around bank robber Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) with his deputy Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist leaves several people dead.
While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former pastor Jacob Fuller (Patrick) and his family, »
- Gareth Jones
Coming-of-age drama The Road Within has sold to Well Go USA, which has acquired U.S. rights and is plotting a day-and-date release in theaters and on VOD. Gren Wells scripted and makes her directing debut with the story of three teenage residents at a behavioral clinic — a Tourette’s patient, a rebellious anorexic, and an Ocd patient — and the unexpected but life-changing road trip that takes them all by surprise. Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), Robert Sheehan (The Mortal Instruments), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Robert Patrick (True Blood), and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) star. Pic debuted this summer at the La Film Festival and is produced by Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Robert L. Stein, Brent Emery and Guy J. Louthan. Executive producers are William Gallo and Viola Jager and co-executive producers are Philip M. Cohen, Raphael Kryszek Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Junior, Alberto Raposo de Oliveira and Allen Church. »
- Jen Yamato
The distributor plans a theatrical and VOD day-and-date release.
Coming-of-ager “Road,” which world preemed at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival, stars Zoe Kravitz, Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick. The film follows a young man (Sheehan) with Tourette’s Syndrome who embarks on a life-changing road trip with two fellow residents from a behavioral clinic.
Pic is produced by Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Robert L. Stein, Brent Emery and Guy J. Louthan. William Gallo and Viola Jager are exec producers, and Philip M. Cohen, Raphael Kryszek Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Junior, Alberto Raposo de Oliveira and Allen Church are co-exec producers.
“I love this movie for its performances, but also for its humor and sense of hope,” said Pfardrescher. “It’s »
- Jennie Punter
Well Go USA has acquired U.S. rights to Gren Wells’ debut film “The Road Within,” which stars Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoe Kravitz, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick, TheWrap has learned. The movie had its world premiere earlier this year at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Well Go USA is planning a day-and-date theatrical/VOD release. “The Road Within” is a lighthearted coming-of-age story about three teenage residents at a behavioral clinic and the unexpected but life-changing road trip that takes them all by surprise. Also read: Well Go USA Acquires ‘Kid Cannabis'; Drug Drama Expected to »
- Jeff Sneider
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