16 items from 2014
CBS initially cancelled Unforgettable after one season but then decided to bring it back for a summer season. The ratings were much lower in season two. Now, they've brought it back for a third year. Will the ratings continue to fall or will they rise? How low can they go before the TV show is cancelled? Will it be renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned to find out.
Unforgettable follows Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery), a police detective who has hyperthymesia -- a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. Unfortunately, the one thing she can't remember is what happened on the day her sister was killed. The show's cast also includes Dallas Roberts, Dylan Walsh, Tawny Cypress, James Hiroyuki Liao, and Jane Curtin.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. »
Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true.
The comedian has been letting loose on his new HBO program “Last Week Tonight,” unveiling segments that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes and often pack as much research as a front-page story you might see from a traditional outlet like a newspaper (when front-page stories carried more weight in the modern news cycle). Last Sunday, Oliver presented a nearly 20-minute treatise on the plight of gay, lesbian and transgender citizens of Uganda, raising the notion that evangelicals from America may have played an instrumental role in harsh new treatment being doled out by that nation’s government.
The segment included nods to information from Al Jazeera, NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, CNN, MSNBC, Christian evangelical news organization World, and advocacy group Political Research Associates, not to mention an »
- Brian Steinberg
The show’s worldwide debut will come within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere on TNT in December. Universal Channel viewers in Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America will all be able to tune in to the new series timed to the U.S. premiere.
Based on the TNT TV movie franchise “The Librarian,” the 10-episode drama series features “Falling Skies” actor Noah Wyle reprising his role from the movie series alongside Rebecca Romijn and a cast that includes Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin — who appeared in the original series — as well as John Larroquette, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and Matt Frewer.
The show centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath Gotham’s Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden around them. »
- Andrea Seikaly
Look at the current landscape of American comedy in TV and film, and you will see an institution that has been shaped, molded and influenced by one show more than any other, for 39 years. Saturday Night Live has consistently proven itself to be the training ground for some of the best writers and performers in the business today, and it is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Created by Lorne Michaels, and developed by Dick Ebersol (previously NBC’s Vice President of late-night programming) in 1975, Saturday Night Live is the late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show that was designed to parody culture and politics with a repertory cast, celebrity guest hosts and a musical guest performance each week. It is one of the longest-running network TV shows in America, with a bulging trophy cabinet that includes 36 prime-time Emmys, 3 Writer’s Guild Association awards and a Peabody. In 2012, it »
- Sarah Myles
NBC has announced air dates for its two-part, four-hour "Rosemary's Baby" miniseries. The first part premieres 9pm on Mother's Day - Sunday May 11th, the second a few days later at 9pm on Thursday, May 15th.
It's a highly competitive timeslot for the Zoe Saldana-led series, competing with the "Penny Dreadful" premiere & "Revenge" season finale on Sunday along with the "Elementary" and "Grey's Anatomy" season finales on Thursday. [Source: NBC]
TNT has given the green light to "The Librarians," a ten-episode series follow-up to the network's hit "The Librarian" telemovie trilogy. A late 2014 premiere is being targeted.
Rebecca Romijn has joined the cast in the female lead opposite returning champ Noah Wyle who will only recur (due to his "Falling Skies" commitments). Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim along with comedy legends John Larroquette, Matt Frewer, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin also star. [Source: Deadline]
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- Garth Franklin
TNT ordered a new action series called The Librarians, based on The Librarian trio of TV movies. Noah Wyle, who starred in the movies, will executive produce and recur.
The new series will star Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, and John Larroquette. In addition, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin will reprise their roles from the movies and Matt Frewer will also have a recurring role.
Here are the details:
Noah Wyle to Executive-Produce and Reprise Recurring Role from The Librarian Movie Trilogy
TNT is returning to »
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman. Great! Fine. Except that leaves a spot open at Comedy Central. And this is Samantha Bee's time to seize that half hour and fill the Jane Curtin-sized space in television reserved for comically exasperated female news anchors. Samantha Bee's gritty facial expressions and aggressive irreverence are a throwback to the things I cherish most -- namely, Beth Littleford, the original doyenne of "The Daily Show" correspondent team. I want a half hour of hard-hitting, deeply misinformed news led by a lady. Brooke Alvarez over at The Onion does fine work, but Samantha Bee's go-for-broke, misinformed style is ready for primetime. Who do you think should take over for Colbert? »
- Louis Virtel
TNT has given the greenlight to a 10-episode drama series based on its TV movie franchise “The Librarian,” which starred Noah Wyle as the titular librarian tasked with protecting a mysterious collection of ancient artifacts.
Rebecca Romijn will star in this version, which has the subtle title change to “The Librarians.” Wyle will reprise his role from the movie series. The cast also includes Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin, who appeared in the original series, as well as John Larroquette, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and Matt Frewer.
“‘The Librarian’ movies have been a huge success for TNT, and we jumped at the opportunity to build a series around the incredible world Dean Devlin and his creative partners created,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner »
- Whitney Friedlander
TNT has greenlit 10 episodes for a series based on The Librarians franchise, slated to air in late 2014. The TV movies told the story of a group of extra special librarians who live beneath the Metropolitan Public Library in New York and safeguard mystical relics from forces of evil by slapping them with outrageous overdue fees. The plot is a messy stew of Indiana Jones, National Treasure, and Hell Boy …but the product is less than the sum of its parts.
- JoJo Marshall
We told you back in February, with great hope, that TNT was considering a series based on The Librarian trilogy of TV movies starring Noah Wyle, and now it’s confirmed: TNT has ordered a 10-episode season of The Librarians, with Noah Wyle, Jane Curtin and Bob Newhart all reprising their roles from the movies in a ‘recurring’ capacity. The stars of […] »
- Erin Willard
With all producing deals closed and a cast in place, TNT has given the green light to The Librarians, a 10-episode series follow-up to the network’s hit movie trilogy The Librarian, for a premiere in late 2014. The series will have a female lead played by Rebecca Romijn, returning to TNT where she played one of the leads in King & Maxwell. Noah Wyle, who toplined the movies, is executive producing and reprising his role in a recurring capacity because he is the star of another TNT series, Falling Skies. Romijn leads a cast that includes Christian Kane (TNT’s Leverage), Lindy Booth (Copper) and John Kim (Neighbors) as well as John Larroquette. Joining Wyle from the movies are Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin, who also will reprise their roles, with Matt Frewer (TNT’s Falling Skies) also set to recur. The series, which will be produced by the company behind the movies, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
I’ve said many times recently that I’m hesitant to post news about shows that are only in the development stage, because our hopes are so often dashed when the proto-shows don’t make it any further. We just had to report earlier this month about Preacher in development at AMC, and now we have equally wonderful geek-love news to share.
TVLine first broke the news that TNT is considering developing a 10-episode series based on the great The Librarian TV movies (2004′s The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, 2006′s The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mine, and 2008′s The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice) which starred Noah Wyle.
The idea is that Wyle’s character, Flynn Carsen, would select four new Librarians to work together, doing what he did: traveling the world investigating strange occurrences, battling ancient conspiracies and protecting the innocent from the dangerous, »
- Erin Willard
A long-gestating series offshoot from TNT‘s successful The Librarian original movies is inching closer to a green light as a 10-episode, straight-to-series at TNT. Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, which was behind the three Librarian movies, would be back as producer, partnering with the movies’ star Noah Wyle, who is in early talks to serve as an executive producer as well as reprise his role as Flynn Carsen in several episodes as he has a full-time job on TNT’s hit series Falling Skies. Also eyed to reprise their roles from the movies are Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin. Tentatively titled The Librarians, the proposed series would revolve around a group of younger men and women eager to become Flynn’s successor as the protector of secret artifacts. The green light for the series is cast-contingent, hinging on finding an actress for the lead role of a strong, ass-kicking woman. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
This weekend's "Saturday Night Live" wasn't special just because it was the third time Melissa McCarthy hosted, it was also the last time Seth Meyers will ever "officially" anchor the Weekend Update desk. Meyers had an impressive eight-year run that stands alongside the classic runs of Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin, Dennis Miller, Norm Macdonald, Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Meyers will be taking over "Late Night" from Jimmy Fallon (who moves on to host "The Tonight Show") and on his final show some of the more memorable characters during Meyers run stopped by. Are you ready for »
- HitFix Staff
"It's hard to believe I would have a better send-off than Stefon's wedding last year," he says of Hader's "city correspondent" character running off to marry Anderson Cooper.
As Meyers switches gears from being a head writer and the longest tenured "Weekly Update" anchor to hosting his own show, "Late Night with Seth Meyers," he reflects on the only job he had on TV -- except for appearing once on "Spin City."
"There's no white whale sketch I never got to," he says. "I have no regrets."
It was the quiet before the final crush when Meyers »
Saturday Night Live co-head writer Colin Jost is joining the cast and taking Seth Meyers’ chair at the Weekend Update desk beside Cecily Strong on March 1st following Meyers’ exit from his post this Saturday. Meyers is, of course, departing SNL to take the Late Night baton from former Update host Jimmy Fallon (who is taking over the Tonight Show from Jay Leno). But while all eyes will be on NBC’s new late night alignment, Jost’s new Update gig comes with its own impressive history.
Cecily Strong was, according to the succession plan that producer Lorne Michaels’ revealed back in September, destined to carve out her own volume in Update’s history, becoming the segment’s first solo female anchor since Jane Curtin when Meyers left the show. ...
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- Jason Tabrys
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