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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Nashville, Scandal, Blacklist, Good Wife, Arrow, Grey's, S.H.I.E.L.D. and More!

16 July 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: Will there be more fallout from Juliette and Jeff’s hook-up on Nashville? Please tell me it won’t break up her and Avery! — Nat

Ausiello: Downside: I hear Juliette will likely find herself with child (a move that would mirror Hayden Panettiere’s still-unconfirmed real-life pregnancy) when Season 3 picks up, but by whom? You’ll recall, she knocked cowboy boots with both Jeff and Avery near the end of the season. Upside: Both Ms. Barnes and »

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13 Unconventional Murder Weapons

13 July 2014 7:23 PM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

It’s another 13th of the month. Here’s our top 13 list of unconventional murder weapons. All contributions are by the staff and listed as such.

Deadly Friend Death by Basketball

by Mike Hassler

Deadly Friend is not a good movie.  At all.  Wes Craven’s really hit or miss, in case you didn’t already realize this — for every Last House on the Left there’s a Vampire in Brooklyn, and for a Nightmare on Elm Street there’s a Shocker.  His 1986 cheese-tastic gem Deadly Friend is quite a fun watch just for it’s terrible nature.  The preposterous plot is of a young man implanting a computer chip into the girl next door’s brain which then gives her superpowers and causes her to go homicidal. The best moment?  When our cybernetically altered hottie Samantha (Kristy Swanson) chucks a basketball at Anne “Mama” Ramsey’s head, which literally »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Resurrection: The Complete First Season DVD Review

26 June 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Resurrection Season One DVD Review

Resurrection seems like the epitome of a series that didn’t expect to last past the first four episodes. When I wrote my original review of the show, and gave it a high rating, I said the show’s great weakness to that point was that it didn’t seem to want to commit to how weird it was going to be. It creates an opening within the first few episodes that leave viewers unable to be confident that it is about to lean toward the very weird, or toward an almost straight, “normal” drama that just happens to involve very abnormal events.

That isn’t even a problem in one sense, because not knowing where things are going isn’t a bad theory. Where it becomes tricky is insofar as viewers want to know just how goofy the twists and turns are apt to become. »

- Marc Eastman

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Casting: DeVine, Craven, Paulson, Greyson

11 June 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Intern

Adam DeVine ("Workaholics," "Pitch Perfect") is set to join the cast of Nancy Meyers' "The Intern" opposite Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro.

DeVine will play the head of the interns in the comedy about a seventy-something widower (De Niro) who enters an intern program and is assigned to the founder of a successful fashion website (Hathaway). [Source: Vulture]


Matt Craven ("Justified") has been cast in Roland Emmerich's gay civil rights drama "Stonewall" alongside Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman.

Craven will play Deputy Seymour Pine, the leader of the police force raiding the Greenwich Village Inn of the title. Pine sympathizes with the gay community but must carry out his duties. [Source: Deadline]

The Runner

Sarah Paulson ("12 Years a Slave," "American Horror Story: Coven") is set to join Nicolas Cage in "The Runner". Paulson will play a PR consultant Cage's character hires to »

- Garth Franklin

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Sarah Paulson Joins Nic Cage In ‘The Runner’; Matt Craven Suits Up For ‘Stonewall’; Jeremy Strong Joins ‘Selma,’ ‘Black Mass,’ ‘Time Out Of Mind’

10 June 2014 7:23 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated Sarah Paulson has joined Nicolas Cage in The Runner, about an idealistic but flawed New Orleans Congressman Colin Price whose dysfunctional life and career are destroyed by a sex scandal. Paulson, last seen in the Oscar-winner 12 Years A Slave, will play a PR consultant Price hires to help him get back into the political game. Paulson earned an Emmy nod for her turn in American Horror Story: Asylum and will return for the FX series’ next installment, American Horror Story: Freak Show. She’s repped by UTA and Kipperman Management. Resurrection and Justified thesp Matt Craven […] »

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Resurrection: ABC TV Show Gets Second Season

9 May 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

This show doesn't need reviving. ABC has renewed their new Resurrection TV series for a second season.

On Resurrection, a small town in Missouri is turned upside down when deceased loved ones start to return. The cast includes Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith, Frances Fisher, Devin Kelley, Matt Craven, Samaire Armstrong, Mark Hildreth, Sam Hazeldine, and Landon Gimenez.

Following a lot of promotion, this drama debuted to a very strong 3.8 rating with 13.9 million viewers. The ratings have fallen quite a bit in the last few weeks but it's still generating positive numbers for ABC. The network has had a tough time filling their Sunday night schedule and this is one of only two new ABC dramas that have had any success in the ratings.

What do you think? Have you been watching this show? Are you glad that it's been renewed »


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‘Resurrection’ Finale Doesn’t Bode Well for Second Season (Spoilers)

4 May 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Resurrection” started with enviable promise, but there was also a nagging sense the series couldn’t sustain its most delicate qualities. The final episodes have made clear those fears were well founded, leaving a show that once looked like a no-brainer renewal as a real question mark in terms of whether it can creatively capitalize on a second shot at life.

For starters, the program’s initial focus on a small boy who returns from the dead 30-some-odd years later, his confused parents and the federal agent trying to help them began to go off the rails as the ABC series introduced more and more members of “The Returned,” without the same emotional heft. Ditto for the extended group of living characters trying to cope as the soapier elements began to overwhelm the underlying mystery.

By Sunday (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched), the U.S. Military had descended on the town, »

- Brian Lowry

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Yousaf'

30 April 2014 8:11 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I take a briefcase with me on vacation... "What kind of man are you?" -Annelise The fever of rage and guilt that consumed Philip in last week's episode has largely broken by the time "Yousaf" begins. Whether it was Pastor Tim's words about forgiveness, the realization of what he could have done in that church, or simply time taking him further away from that dire Martial Eagle mission, Philip is back to being his usual self — still conflicted and regretful, but able to function, and a softer touch when it comes to both missions and his family. And yet "Yousaf" isn't just a hit of the reset button to how things were before the blood spilled on Martial Eagle. When it comes time to murder Yousaf's boss so that the more pliable asset can be put into power, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Resurrection: Season One Ratings

7 April 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC has not been having an easy time on Sunday nights. Their existing shows have been dropping in the ratings and their new ones have tanked. Will Resurrection help revive the night for them or will it be cancelled as well?

On Resurrection, a small town in Missouri is turned upside down when deceased loved ones start to return. The cast includes Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith, Frances Fisher, Devin Kelley, Matt Craven, Samaire Armstrong, Mark Hildreth, Sam Hazeldine, and Landon Gimenez.

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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Resurrection: Cancel or Keep ABC's Newest Show?

30 March 2014 11:54 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC certainly needs some successful new shows and hasn't had much luck this season. Shows like Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Mind Games have already been cancelled while Betrayal surely will be. How about Resurrection? Will it be dropped or renewed for season two?

On Resurrection, a small town in Missouri is turned upside down when deceased loved ones start to return. The cast includes Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith, Frances Fisher, Devin Kelley, Matt Craven, Samaire Armstrong, Mark Hildreth, Sam Hazeldine, and Landon Gimenez.

The series received a lot of promotion and launched early this month to a 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 13.9 million total viewers. That was a very impressive start -- the highest-rated mid-season network debut in two years.

It's not all good news however. In week two, the ratings dropped 19%. In week three, »


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10 March 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: ABC

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: March 9, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith, Frances Fisher, Devin Kelley, Matt Craven, Samaire Armstrong, Mark Hildreth, Sam Hazeldine, and Landon Gimenez.

TV show description:

The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when a deceased loved one suddenly returns. An eight-year-old American boy wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea of how he got there. Details start to emerge when the sweet and sensitive boy -- who calls himself Jacob Langston (Landon Gimenez) -- recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent/former cop, J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there.

The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly »


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Resurrection Debuts on ABC: Weigh in on the Series Premiere Now

9 March 2014 10:40 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Did I really die? That questions is at the center of ABC's highly anticipated new drama Resurrection, which finally debuted on Sunday night. Starring Omar EppsFrances Fisher, Matt Craven and Samaire Armstrong, ABC's latest series centers on the small town of Arcadia, Missouri, and its inhabitants whose lives are completely turned upside down when their loved ones start returning from the dead. The first of the walking dead (Sorry, couldn't resist!) we meet? 8-year-old Jacob (Landon Giminez), who wakes up mysteriously in China. The catch? He, along with his aunt Barbara, died 32 years ago, but he still looks eight. Creepy? Yes. Entertaining? Double yes.  The pilot »

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'Resurrection' Premiere Recap: Jacob Reunites With His Parents After 32 Years

9 March 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Resurrection, the new supernatural series about a boy who resurfaces 32 years after his apparent death, premiered on ABC Sunday night.

'Resurrection' Recap

In a rice paddy in China, a little boy clad in jeans and a red sweatshirt wakes up, takes in a large breath and wanders through the nearby town. There, after he’s approached by a concerned couple, he faints. The boy’s story is later recounted to Agent Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps). All the agent has to work with to identify the boy is the inscription of “Jacob” inside his shirt and its Mansfield Panthers logo.

Bellamy eventually contacts the Arcadia, Mo., police department and asks if there are any missing children. The sheriff informs the agent that no kids are missing from the town and promptly hangs up. Still convinced that Arcadia is the boy’s home, he asks Jacob (Landon Gimenez) if he »

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'Resurrection' series premiere react: In it for the long haul?

9 March 2014 7:46 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

When a show has a central mystery — in the case of ABC’s Resurrection, which premiered Sunday night, why deceased loved ones have returned alive and un-aged from the day they died — the question isn’t whether the concept is interesting. It is. It’s whether an audience will be hooked enough (and patient enough) to watch every week or, in today’s world, just wait and Google for the answer when the series ends. The difference, I believe, comes down to how quickly producers can both get you invested in the characters — which is difficult when cards must be »

- Mandi Bierly

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TV Review: Resurrection, Season 1 Episode 1 “The Returned”

9 March 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Genre: Drama | Fantasy

Creator: Aaron Zelman

Network: ABC

Air Date/Time: March 9, 2014, 9/8c

Written by: Jason Mott (based on novel), Aaron Zelman

Directed by: Charles McDougall

Cast: Omar Epps (“House”) as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) as Lucille Langston, Matt Craven (“Crimson Tide,” “A Few Good Men”) as Fred Langston, Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries,” “The Chicago Code”) as Maggie Langston, Mark Hildreth (“The Tudors”) as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”) as Elaine Richards, Sam Hazeldine (“The Raven”) as Caleb Richards, Landon Gimenez as Jacob and Kurtwood Smith (“That ’70s Show”) as Henry Langston


The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear, on the series premiere of Resurrection, Sunday, March 9 (9:00-10:01 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.

In “The Returned,” an 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy »

- Erin Willard

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'Resurrection's' Frances Fisher: 'How do you accept the impossible?'

9 March 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Time seems to stand still only during those last minutes of the last day of school or waiting to go through airport security.

With the exception of some actors, we all age - unless, of course, something else (besides skilled plastic surgeons) is at work. ABC's "Resurrection," premiering Sunday, March 9, considers what happens when time stands still for some, and the dead return.

This is not a zombie gore fest. Rather, it's a quiet drama in a small town. Parents endure the never-ending grief of having to bury their only child. They go on with their lives, because what else can they do?

Then, 32 years later, Jacob returns, still 8.

His parents, Lucille and Henry Langston (Frances Fisher, Kurtwood Smith), are understandably shocked. Lucille immediately accepts the return of her son - no questions asked of this miracle.

"A mother knows his touch, his smell," Fisher tells Zap2it. "DNA doesn't lie. »


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Resurrection TV Review – ABC Looks To Reclaim Lost Viewers

7 March 2014 7:23 PM, PST | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Resurrection Review

ABC has been trying to hit on a lot of fronts lately, but nothing has been a more clear shot at fans of Lost than the upcoming Resurrection. The trailers don’t exactly give you that impression (see sizzle reel below), but they hint that it might be there, as does the general premise.

We watch as Jacob awakes in a rice field in China, clearly in unfamiliar territory. The case soon falls to Immigration agent J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), who only knows that Jacob has made his way back to the United States, but hasn’t spoken a word since he was found. Though Martin is supposed to just drop Jacob off with Child Protective Services, he seems to be getting some information out of Jacob, and when Jacob confirms that he can find his way home, in Arcadia, Missouri, Martin takes him there.

The aging man who answers the door, »

- Marc Eastman

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Review: ABC's 'Resurrection' suffers badly compared to 'The Returned'

7 March 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Look, I hate to be That Guy who sees an American version of a foreign film or show and just tells you to watch the original. It's such a cliché, and it ignores the fact that American remakes can be wonderful in their own right. (Case in point: "The Office.") Having said that, the only thing of value I can tell you about ABC's new drama series "Resurrection" is that you are much better off simply going to Netflix to stream the first season of Sundance's French import "The Returned." In this case, the American show is not a direct remake of the French one, even though "Resurrection" is based on a book called "The Returned" (which it also uses as the title of its first episode), and even though both deal with isolated communities where long-dead people — in both cases starting out with a child who drowned — come back from the dead, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Poster Released for ABC’s Resurrection, Learn How It’s Different from The Returned

31 January 2014 4:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Returning from the dead has been all the rage – sorry – in TV land over the past few years. Of course we have The Walking Dead and several zombie-themed episodes on shows from Grimm to Castle, but lately there’s been a new kind of post-dead series making an appearance, that’s neither zombie-based nor ghostly. It’s people who just simply, inexplicably (at least at first) return from the dead.

There are a few such shows currently in development, but one has been on our screens recently, and another is coming our way in March. The first, the absolutely excellent The Returned, aired on The Sundance Channel in December.  It’s a French series with subtitles, but gained quite the cult-ish following – including me – and a lot of critical acclaim. It has been picked up for a second season. We told you back in September that A&E is developing »

- Erin Willard

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'Justified' Season 5 premiere: 'A Murder of Crowes' sets sights on Harlan

7 January 2014 8:15 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

In discussing the Season 5 premiere of "Justified" before it aired Tuesday night (Jan. 7), I used the words "lived-in" and "familiar" to describe it. Depending on how you read them, those might not be the most flattering terms to describe a TV show in its fifth year.

Parts of "Justified" have always felt familiar, built as it is on the foundation of westerns and cop shows. What really stands out in the premiere, though, is how the show has succeeded in creating a world where Raylan Givens, Boyd Crowder and most everyone else we spend time with is surrounded by their past. Old associations, acquaintances and grudges are next to impossible to shake. There's now an almost physical feeling of the past hanging over them.

It's what's driving Boyd in his new heroin business with Wynn Duffy -- he needs fast money to help get Ava out of prison, only to »


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