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Kathleen Robertson to Adapt “The Possibilities” for Fox Searchlight

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Writer-actress Kathleen Robertson has scored a promising gig. The former “Boss” star has signed on to adapt “The Possibilities,” Kaui Hart Hemmings’ follow up novel to “The Descendants,” for Fox Searchlight. Deadline reports that Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air,” “Juno”) is planning to direct the project, which centers on a grieving mother who loses her son in an avalanche and forms a friendship with a mysterious young girl.

Alexander Payne’s 2011 adaptation of “The Descendants” won him and his co-writers on the project an Academy Award. The family drama received four other Oscar nods including Best Picture, and grossed over $175 million at the box office.

Robertson, whose acting credits include “Murder in the First,” “Bates Motel,” and the original “90210,” completed the Writers Guild’s Showrunners Training Program. The source writes that she “recently adapted the 1994 satire ‘Swimming With Sharks’ for E! with Kevin Spacey executive producing and has her own dramedy ‘Your Time Is Up’ set up at Lifetime with Christina Applegate set to star.” Both projects hail from Lionsgate TV.

Helen Estabrook (“Casual,” “Whiplash”) will produce “The Possibilities” along with Reitman.

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Kathleen Robertson To Adapt ‘The Possibilities’ For Jason Reitman At Fox Searchlight

Kathleen Robertson To Adapt ‘The Possibilities’ For Jason Reitman At Fox Searchlight
Exclusive: Kathleen Robertson will adapt The Possibilities, Kaui Hart Hemmings' follow up novel to The Descendents about a grieving Colorado mother whose son was killed in a skiing avalanche and then starts a friendship with a mysterious young girl. The project is set up at Fox Searchlight with Helen Estabrook and Jason Reitman producing and planning to direct. Robertson recently adapted the 1994 satire Swimming With Sharks for E! with Kevin Spacey executive producing and…
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Taye Diggs Cast in ABC’s ‘Doomsday’ Drama Pilot

Taye Diggs Cast in ABC’s ‘Doomsday’ Drama Pilot
Taye Diggs has joined the pilot of ABC’s “Doomsday,” Variety has learned.

Diggs will play “Dr. Davis Albright,” one of the former members of a U.S. government-instituted secret think tank — the Doomsday Project — comprised of the most creative minds in science and entertainment, tasked solely with dreaming up man-made disaster scenarios and their possible solutions. Handsome and confident, he is an engineer and architect, formerly the youngest-ever head of disaster prevention for Fema. Fastidious, with expensive taste in clothes, he enjoys the finer things in life and is habitually well-dressed and not fond of forays into the field.

The ideas invented by the Doomsday Project were so dangerous that the list was sealed and the program shut down. But when a catastrophe occurs ripped from the pages of the missing doomsday book, the team is brought back years later to prevent the disasters of their own making.

Diggs is the most recent addition to the
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Bates Motel: Should the A&E Series End? How About a Sequel?

The fifth and final season of Bates Motel just premiered on February 20th, but is now the right time to end the A&E Psycho prequel series?The drama stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, the troubled son of Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga). The cast also includes Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, Kenny Johnson, Nicola Peltz, Michael Vartan, Kathleen Robertson, Michael O’Neill, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Rebecca Creskoff, Michael Eklund, and Mike Vogel.Read More…
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Christina Applegate Family Dramedy in Development at Lifetime

Christina Applegate Family Dramedy in Development at Lifetime
Christina Applegate‘s small-screen career is about to take a serious turn.

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The actress — best known for her comedic work on shows like Married… With Children (1987–1997), Jesse (1998–2000) and Samantha Who? (2007–2009) — has been tapped to star in a new dramedy for Lifetime, our sister site Deadline reports.

Your Time Is Up, written by Kathleen Robertson (Murder in the First) and produced by Gil Netter (Life of Pi), finds Applegate playing a put-upon psychologist struggling to reclaim her life after tragedy strikes her family. Per the report, her “unconventional upbringing
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Kathleen Robertson Sells ‘Swimming With Sharks’ Series Adaptation To E!, Dramedy Starring Christina Applegate To Lifetime

E! is developing Swimming With Sharks, a series based on the 1994 Hollywood satire, which starred Kevin Spacey and Frank Whaley. Spacey is executive producing the TV adaptation of the cult feature, which is being written by actress-writer Kathleen Robertson. It is one of two high-profile cable projects Robertson has in the works as a writer, along with dramedy Your Time Is Up, which has been set up at Lifetime with Christina Applegate set to star. Both projects hail from…
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The Best Shows That Will Be Overlooked on the Top 10 Lists of 2016 — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Shows That Will Be Overlooked on the Top 10 Lists of 2016 — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is one of the best shows of the year that you think will be snubbed/overlooked when it comes to the Top 10 Best-of lists for 2016?

Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire

As much as I’d like to point to an early year entry like “Bloodline” Season 2 (far better than Season 1, thanks to the improved structure) or “The Path” (Hulu’s most complete offering to date), I’m going to make the case for “Divorce.” I feel the HBO drama — “black comedy” could fit, too, but the show’s highest merits lie within its emotional substance — may be overlooked simply because too many critics (and viewers) find it hard to return to,
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The Best Shows That Will Be Overlooked on the Top 10 Lists of 2016 — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Shows That Will Be Overlooked on the Top 10 Lists of 2016 — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is one of the best shows of the year that you think will be snubbed/overlooked when it comes to the Top 10 Best-of lists for 2016?

Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire

As much as I’d like to point to an early year entry like “Bloodline” Season 2 (far better than Season 1, thanks to the improved structure) or “The Path” (Hulu’s most complete offering to date), I’m going to make the case for “Divorce.” I feel the HBO drama — “black comedy” could fit, too, but the show’s highest merits lie within its emotional substance — may be overlooked simply because too many critics (and viewers) find it hard to return to,
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Bates Motel: Freddie Highmore Talks About the Final Season

What's next in store for Bates Motel? Recently, star Freddie Highmore spoke with Digital Spy about the upcoming final season of the A&E TV series.A prequel to the film Psycho, the drama follows a young Norman Bates (Highmore) and his twisted relationship with his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). The cast also includes Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, Kenny Johnson, Nicola Peltz, Michael Vartan, and Kathleen Robertson.Read More…
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Murder in the First: Cancelled by TNT; No Season Four

The body count grows. The Murder in the First TV show has been cancelled after three seasons on TNT. Steven Bochco's procedural drama series, starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson, just wrapped its third season in September.The Murder in the First TV series cast also includes: Corey Reynolds, Michael Gaston, Sara Paxton, Raphael Sbarge, Lombardo Boyar, Ian Anthony Dale, Currie Graham, and Mimi Kirkland. Bochco, for his part, is working on a reboot of La Law.Read More…
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Murder in the First Cancelled at TNT

Murder in the First Cancelled at TNT
TNT has shipped Murder in the First off to the county morgue.

The cabler has pulled the plug on the Taye Diggs-Kathleen Robertson crime drama after three seasons, TVLine has confirmed.

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The Steven Bochco-produced anthology series chronicled a different case every season. The 10-episode third season concluded in early September.

The news was first reported by our sister site Deadline.

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‘Murder in the First’ Canceled After 3 Seasons on TNT

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‘Murder in the First’ Canceled After 3 Seasons on TNT
Murder in the First” has been canceled by TNT. The crime procedural, starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson has not been picked up for a fourth season, TheWrap has learned. The drama, co-created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, wrapped Season 3 last month. The series centered on a pair of San Francisco detectives — played by Diggs and Robertson — who investigate tough crimes that put the city on edge. The third season had the duo investigating the murder of a professional football player. Also Read: Cary Fukunaga to Be Replaced By Jakob Verbruggen as Director of 'The Alienist' Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon.
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‘Murder in the First’ Cancelled at TNT

‘Murder in the First’ Cancelled at TNT
TNT drama “Murder in the First” has been canceled, Variety has confirmed.

Created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, the series aired on TNT for three seasons. Set in San Francisco, it starred Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson as San Francisco homicide detectives. Each season focused on the solving of a different case. Bochco and Lodal served as executive producers alongside Thomas Schlamme, who directed the season-one pilot.

Murder in the First” drew from a premise reminiscent of Bochco’s earlier attempt at a serialized crime drama, “Murder One,” which aired on ABC from 1995 to 1997. Reviewing the pilot for Variety in 2014, Brian Lowry compared the two shows.

“The previewed hours establish the series as crisp and watchable, while perhaps shrewdly shifting and expanding the earlier show’s lens from defense attorneys to the detectives assigned the case,” he wrote.

The third season of “Murder in the First,” which ended Sept. 4, averaged
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Murder in the First: Season Three Ratings

The ratings for the first season of Murder in the First weren't very good and the second season's were much worse. Still, TNT has renewed it each time. Will the numbers rise this time around or, will they drop lower? Cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.

In the third season of Murder in the First, San Francisco homicide detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) deal with personal issues and investigate a football player's murder. Meanwhile, District Attorney Siletti reels from a tragedy that may jeopardize his career. Others in the cast include Raphael Sbarge, Ian Anthony Dale, Currie Graham, and Mimi Kirkland.

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Murder in the First Premiere Clip: First Look at Amanda Schull's Sexy New Assistant Attorney General!

When Murder in the First Season 3 premieres on Sunday, June 26, there will be a new Assistant Attorney General in town.

Amanda Schull will be playing Melissa Danson, a ruthless new addition to the Attorney General's office.

Just how far will she be willing to go to get ahead?

From the looks of this exclusive clip, she's willing to go pretty darn far.

It's easy to see why Da Mario Siletti (Currie Graham) is a little worried about the birthday gift Melissa is offering.

If I were him, I might not make the joke about Melissa becoming Facebook friends with his wife.

After all, just how well does he know this woman?

The answer is that after his birthday gift, he will probably know her a little bit better.

Ok. A Lot better, if he really goes through will the receipt of said gift. A little privacy in the ladies room?
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Murder in the First: TNT Releases Season Three Episode Descriptions

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Spoilers! We have two episode descriptions from TNT for the Murder in the First TV show's third season. Note: the season premiere has been rescheduled. Murder in the First, season three, will now premiere Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt.

The Murder in the First TV series cast includes: Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson, Corey Reynolds, Michael Gaston, Sara Paxton, Raphael Sbarge, Lombardo Boyar, Ian Anthony Dale, Currie Graham, and Mimi Kirkland. Episode descriptions are after the jump.

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Murder in the First: TNT Shifts Season Three Debut (Photos)

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Check out photos from TNT's rescheduled third season premiere of the Murder in the First TV show, starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson. Murder in the First season three will now premiere Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Delaying The Last Ship's two-hour season three premiere, in response to the Orlando shooting massacre, necessitated this scheduling tweak.

The Murder in the First season three premiere had originally been slated for June 19. The Murder in the First TV series cast includes: Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson, Corey Reynolds, Michael Gaston, Sara Paxton, Raphael Sbarge, Lombardo Boyar, Ian Anthony Dale, Currie Graham, and Mimi Kirkland.

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Bates Motel: Season Four Ratings

There's no worries that Bates Motel will be cancelled this time around since the A&E series has already been renewed for a fifth season. Will that be the end? How will the TV show do in the ratings in season four? Stay tuned.

Set in the small town of White Pine Bay in Oregon, Bates Motel tells the story of a troubled young man, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). Others in the cast include Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, Kenny Johnson, Nicola Peltz, Michael Vartan, Kathleen Robertson, Michael O'Neill, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Rebecca Creskoff, Michael Eklund, and Mike Vogel.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood 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.Read More…
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‘Murder in the First’ Adds ‘The Leftovers’ Alum to Season 3 (Exclusive)

‘Murder in the First’ Adds ‘The Leftovers’ Alum to Season 3 (Exclusive)
Michael Gaston is joining TNT’s “Murder in the First” as a series regular for season three, Variety has learned exclusively.

His casting marks a reunion with “Murder in the First” co-creator Steven Bochco, as they worked together on “Blind Justice,” which was Bochco’s short-lived “NYPD Blue” follow-up that ran one season on ABC in 2005.

In the upcoming season of “Murder in the First,” Gaston will play Fred Arkin, a warm family man who is a DUI defense attorney in a high-profile case.

Most recently seen in the Oscar pic “Bridge of Spies,” Gaston had a large arc in NBC’s “Blindspot,” HBO’s first season of “The Leftovers” and Amazon’s “Man in the High Castle.” He’s also had guests spots on “The Good Wife,” “Bones,” “Law & Order: Svu” and “Chicago P.D.

Murder in the First” stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson. Season three is slated to premiere this summer.
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