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The Eighth Film In The Saw Franchise Gets A Name And Logo

22 June 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It's been about 13 years since the first installment of the Saw films hit the big screen. The film was based on a story by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, and it was also directed by Wan. It starred Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter and Tobin Bell. Overall, it grossed over $100 million dollars worldwide, and because of it's low budget it was very profitable. One remarkable note about the film was that it was shot in 18 days. The overall success of the the film with audiences allowed the studios to go ahead with a sequel. To this day they have continued to make the films the latest one being Saw 3D, which was directed by Kevin Greutert.

Now the eighth film in the franchise from Lionsgate has an official title: Jigsaw. The announcement came via Twitter on the official Saw page. You can see the image of the logo above. »

- Emmanuel Gomez

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Eighth ‘Saw’ Movie Gets a New Name

21 June 2017 8:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has swapped the title of its eighth “Saw” film from “Saw: Legacy” to “Jigsaw.”

The horror franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the “Jigsaw Killer” or “Jigsaw,” who traps victims in situations that test their will to live. “Jigsaw” will open four days before Halloween on Oct. 27 in the U.S., followed by international launches in early 2018.

The movie was shot in November and is in post-production. Variety reported in January that Laura Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson had been announced as the first actors. Tobin Bell has played Jigsaw in the previous films

The film — the first “Saw” title in seven years — is directed by the sibling team of Peter and Michael Spierig from a script by Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg, James Wan, and Leigh Whannell. Producers are Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules, the trio that has produced all eight films.

Lionsgate has long specialized in genre fare such as the “Saw” franchise, produced by Twisted Pictures. The original “Saw” cost $1.2 million in 2004 and was Wan’s feature film directorial debut from a screenplay by Whannell. Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, and Whannell starred.

The first seven “Saw” films grossed more than $870 million worldwide combined. The Spierig brothers’ credits include 2003’s “Undead” and 2009’s “Daybreakers.”

The announcement about the name change came on Wednesday through the horror series’ official Twitter account.

#Jigsaw – In theaters October 27, 2017. pic.twitter.com/2gb0sq3yte

Saw (@SawMovie) June 21, 2017

Related storiesLionsgate Signs Licensing Pact with HBO Europe for Premium Drama SeriesActor Claims He Was Injured on 'Horse Soldiers' SetVeteran Executive Julie Fontaine to Head Netflix Film Publicity (Exclusive) »

- Dave McNary

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Wisdom of the Crowd: Jeremy Piven Is Solving a Murder in New CBS Drama (Video)

17 May 2017 8:40 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"The courts can only do so much. The rest is up to us." CBS has just released the first preview for the upcoming TV series Wisdom of the Crowd.The drama stars Jeremy Piven as Jeffrey Tanner, a tech genius who develops a social network to solve crimes after his daughter is murdered. The cast also includes Richard T. Jones, Natalie Tena, Blake Lee, Jake Matthews, and Monica Potter.Read More… »

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Watch Trailers for New CBS Shows ‘Young Sheldon,’ ‘S.W.A.T.,’ ‘Seal Team,’ ‘Wisdom of the Crowd,’ and More

17 May 2017 2:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS released trailers for its new shows for the 2017-2018 season following its upfront presentation in New York on Wednesday, including first looks at “Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon,” the reboot of “S.W.A.T.” with Shemar Moore, and the Jeremy Piven-led drama “Wisdom of the Crowd,” among others.

Young Sheldon,” which stars Iain Armitage as the nine-year-old version of Jim Parsons’ Dr. Sheldon Cooper, will air after “Big Bang” on Thursdays, beginning on Nov. 2, once Thursday Night Football concludes. The network will air a special preview of the pilot on Sept. 25. New comedies “9Jkl” and “Me, Myself, and I” will air on Mondays along with “Kevin Can Wait.”

S.W.A.T.” will air Thursdays at 10 p.m., also beginning on Nov. 2, while “Seal Team” — with “Bones” alum David Boreanaz — will air Wednesdays at 9 in between “Survivor” and “Criminal Minds.” “Wisdom of the Crowd” will join the network’s Sunday night lineup at 8 p.m »

- Joe Otterson

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CBS: Stop Saying That ‘This Is Us’ Is the Biggest New Hit of the Year; ‘Bull’ Is

17 May 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

No “Bull,” CBS wants you to know that the freshman Michael Weatherly series is actually the No. 1 new show of the year in total viewers, over NBC’s lauded “This Is Us.”

“We congratulate them on their success, but we like winning,” CBS senior exec VP Kelly Kahl said. He also pointed out that even CBS’ “Blue Bloods” has a larger audience than any other drama on the other networks, except “This Is Us.”

The Big Bang Theory” is the “Wayne Gretzky of comedy,” he noted, arguing that no other half-hour comes close in total viewers, which is why they’re big on spinoff entry “Young Sheldon.” The show was recently renewed for two more seasons, a negotiation that Moonves characterized as amicable.

He also said he “hoped” that the show will continue even beyond that. “We’ll do these two years and we’re not going to just lay down, »

- Michael Schneider

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CBS: Stop Saying That ‘This Is Us’ Is the Biggest New Hit of the Year; ‘Bull’ Is

17 May 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

No “Bull,” CBS wants you to know that the freshman Michael Weatherly series is actually the No. 1 new show of the year in total viewers, over NBC’s lauded “This Is Us.”

“We congratulate them on their success, but we like winning,” CBS senior exec VP Kelly Kahl said. He also pointed out that even CBS’ “Blue Bloods” has a larger audience than any other drama on the other networks, except “This Is Us.”

The Big Bang Theory” is the “Wayne Gretzky of comedy,” he noted, arguing that no other half-hour comes close in total viewers, which is why they’re big on spinoff entry “Young Sheldon.” The show was recently renewed for two more seasons, a negotiation that Moonves characterized as amicable.

He also said he “hoped” that the show will continue even beyond that. “We’ll do these two years and we’re not going to just lay down, »

- Michael Schneider

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Wisdom of the Crowd: Jeremy Piven Coming to CBS in New Drama Series

12 May 2017 9:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Jeremy Piven is coming to CBS. Recently, the network announced they've ordered a new TV series with the Entourage star called Wisdom of the Crowd.From Ted Humphrey, the drama revolves around a "tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco." The cast also includes Blake Lee, Jake Matthews, Monica Potter, Natalie Tena, and Richard T. Jones.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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New TV Series For 2017-18 Season — So Far

12 May 2017 1:31 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The 2017-18 broadcast TV season is taking shape as networks make decisions on series orders heading into Upfront Week in Manhattan. After clearing some space with a slew of cancellations, the list of newly greenlighted series is growing, with many familiar faces including Kyra Sedgwick, Edie Falco, Alan Cumming, Monica Potter, David BoreanazAnne Heche, Dennis Haysbert, Toni Collette, Zach Braff, Jeremy Piven and Sarah Shahi and producers (Shonda Rhimes, Dick Wolf). Also… »

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Alan Cumming, David Boreanaz, Bobby Moynihan, Shemar Moore Lead CBS Male-Heavy Series Orders

12 May 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

CBS is going multigenerational with two new sitcoms, including an ambitious single-camera comedy starring “Saturday Night Live’s” Bobby Moynihan, while sticking with tried-and-true topics – crime and action – for its new dramas. The network announced four new dramas and two comedies:

Wisdom of the Crowd” comes from executive producer Ted Humphrey and is “inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a visionary tech innovator (Jeremy Piven) creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process.”

Jeremy Piven stars with Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Blake Lee, Natalia Tena, and Monica Potter. The show is based on the Israeli format of the same name. and comes from executive producers Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Media Group), Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad. Adam Davidson is executive producer and director; CBS Television Studios is the »

- Michael Schneider

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Alan Cumming, David Boreanaz, Bobby Moynihan, Shemar Moore Lead CBS Male-Heavy Series Orders

12 May 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

CBS is going multigenerational with two new sitcoms, including an ambitious single-camera comedy starring “Saturday Night Live’s” Bobby Moynihan, while sticking with tried-and-true topics – crime and action – for its new dramas. The network announced four new dramas and two comedies:

Wisdom of the Crowd” comes from executive producer Ted Humphrey and is “inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a visionary tech innovator (Jeremy Piven) creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process.”

Jeremy Piven stars with Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Blake Lee, Natalia Tena, and Monica Potter. The show is based on the Israeli format of the same name. and comes from executive producers Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Media Group), Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad. Adam Davidson is executive producer and director; CBS Television Studios is the »

- Michael Schneider

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CBS Orders Boreanaz' Seal Team, Moore's S.W.A.T., Cumming's Instinct, Piven's Wisdom, Plus 2 Comedies

12 May 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Make no bones about it: David Boreanaz will be on CBS next season.

Ahead of its 2017-18 schedule unveiling next week, the Eye net has handed out formal series orders to four dramas, including the Boreanaz-fronted Seal Team. Also scoring pickups: Alan Cumming’s Instinct, Shemar Moore’s S.W.A.T. and Jeremy Piven’s Wisdom of the Crowd

On the comedy side, CBS has Ok’d the family satire 9Jkl starring Royal Pains‘ Mark Feuerstein and the time-tripping sitcom Me, Myself & I starring Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan. The duo join the already-ordered Big Bang Theory prequel spinoff Young Sheldon. »

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CBS Series Orders: ‘9Jkl,’ ‘Me, Myself & I,’ ‘Instinct,’ ‘Wisdom of the Crowd,’ ‘Seal Team,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’

12 May 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has given series pickups to four new dramas and two new comedies for the 2017-18 season.

Instinct” stars Alan Cumming as a former CIA operative who has since built a ‘normal’ life as a gifted professor and writer is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose, and is based on a soon-to-be-published James Patterson book. Writer Michael Rauch, Cumming, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin of Secret Hideout, Patterson, Bill Robinson, and Leopoldo Gout also executive produce. CBS Television Studios is producing. Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings, Naveen Andrews, and Khandi Alexander also star.

Wisdom of the Crowd,” from CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television, follows a visionary tech innovator (Jeremy Piven) creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process. The series is based on the Israeli format of the same name. Writer »

- Daniel Holloway

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Jenna Fischer Surprises Her Sister with the Most Amazing Home Makeover: ‘She Is One of Those People Who Is Always Giving to Others’

10 April 2017 6:27 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jenna Fischer gave her sister, Emily, an honestly amazing gift, but she had to tell a little white lie to make it work.

When Emily’s dishwasher broke down last year, Fischer offered to foot the bill for a replacement. Shortly after, though, the Office star was offered the opportunity to remodel a family member’s home by Houzz and had to come up with a quick and creative way to backtrack.

“Emily calls me from a hardware store and says, ‘We found a dishwasher should I get black or stainless steel? And I’m thinking, you might be getting »

- Megan Stein

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Monica Potter to Join Jeremy Piven in CBS Drama Pilot Wisdom of the Crowd

15 March 2017 6:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Attention, Team Braverman: Another Parenthood alum is heading back to TV.

Monica Potter has signed on to join Jeremy Piven in the CBS drama pilot Wisdom of the Crowd. (Our sister site Deadline first had the news.) Piven stars as tech guru Jeffrey Tanner, who’s developed a crime-tracking crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder; Potter will play Tanner’s ex-wife Alex, who’s pursuing a career in politics.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The Good Wife writer Ted Humphrey is penning the pilot, which is based on an Israeli series. »

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Monica Potter To Co-Star In ‘Wisdom Of The Crowd’ CBS Drama Pilot

15 March 2017 5:35 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Parenthood alumna Monica Potter is set to co-star opposite Jeremy Piven on Wisdom of the Crowd, CBS' drama pilot from former The Good Wife writer-executive producer Ted Humphrey and Keshet Studios. Written by Humphrey and directed by Adam Davidson, Wisdom of the Crowd is based on the Israeli format. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, it centers on Jeffrey Tanner (Piven), a charismatic tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing… »

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Mad Men's Jessica Paré Boards CBS' Navy Seal Pilot, Starring Jim Caviezel

15 March 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Mad Men alum Jessica Paré has been recruited for CBS’ drama pilot about Navy SEALs.

RelatedPilot Season: Scoop on Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Written by Benjamin Cavell (Justified), the project follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask. Paré, our sister site Deadline reports, will play Mandy, a whip-smart CIA analyst.

The cast thus far also includes Max Thieriot (Bates Motel), Neil Brown Jr. (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), A.J. Buckley (CSI: NY), Toni Trucks (Franklin & Bash).

RelatedBates Motel »

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Watch: Kristen Bell Surprises Her Sister with a Basement Makeover — ‘She’s Honestly Superwoman’

7 March 2017 12:46 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kristen Bell may be having a bit of trouble with the decorating decisions at her own home (see her Instagram feud over husband Dax Shepard’s La-z-Boy) but she’s a space savior at sister Sara’s house.

The actress’s older sibling and her family, which includes husband, Tom, and the couple’s four children, were basically “busting out the windows” of their three-bedroom, one-bathroom house, according to Bell, 36. So she took it upon herself to team up with online home design and renovation resource Houzz to surprise Sara with a spectacular makeover of her underutilized basement.

“She’s honestly superwoman, »

- Megan Stein

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Laura Vandervoort, Hannah Anderson Join ‘Saw: Legacy’ (Exclusive)

25 January 2017 6:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Laura Vandervoort and Hannah Anderson have become the first actors announced for Lionsgate’s “Saw: Legacy,” the eighth film in the horror franchise.

The film — the first “Saw” title in seven years — is directed by the sibling team of Peter and Michael Spierig from a script by Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg, James Wan, and Leigh Whannell. Producers are Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren Koules, the trio that has produced all eight films.

Lionsgate has long specialized in genre fare such as the “Saw” franchise, produced by Twisted Pictures. The original “Saw” cost $1.2 million in 2004 and was Wan’s feature film directorial debut from a screenplay by Whannell with Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, and Whannell starring.

The seven “Saw” films grossed more than $870 million worldwide combined.

The franchise revolves around the fictional character John Kramer, also called the “Jigsaw Killer” or “Jigsaw, »

- Dave McNary

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